OHIO-BIRDS
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12/11/17 10:55 am Tania Perry <tania.rae.perry...> [Ohio-birds] Calliope Delaware Ohio
12/11/17 9:28 am Boutis, Nick <nboutis...> [Ohio-birds] Greene County CBC Saturday Dec 16
12/11/17 9:07 am Jonny Reinhard <jdreinhard15...> [Ohio-birds] Fwd: [Ohio-birds]
12/11/17 9:07 am Jonny Reinhard <jdreinhard15...> [Ohio-birds] Fwd: [Ohio-birds]
12/11/17 8:27 am Bill Whan <billwhan...> [Ohio-birds] Xmas counts
12/11/17 5:08 am Deb ex0ann <deb...> Re: [Ohio-birds] SPAM-LOW: [Ohio-birds] Rough Legged Hawk Englewood Reserve Dayton OH
12/11/17 3:54 am Haans Petruschke <haans42...> Re: [Ohio-birds] Note on RBAs
12/10/17 7:42 pm Peggy Wang <00000454f4164bea-dmarc-request...> Re: [Ohio-birds] Note on RBAs
12/10/17 6:05 pm John Pogacnik <jpogacnik...> [Ohio-birds] California Gull and Little Gull at Conneaut 12/10
12/10/17 3:22 pm jen brumfield <elfin_skimmer...> [Ohio-birds] Note on RBAs
12/10/17 2:42 pm Jonny Reinhard <jdreinhard15...> [Ohio-birds]
12/10/17 1:20 pm Kathi Hutton <KRHuttonDVM...> [Ohio-birds] KING EIDER Clermont County
12/10/17 1:03 pm Donald Morse <donaldthebirder...> [Ohio-birds]
12/10/17 11:23 am Robert Thorn <robthorn6...> [Ohio-birds] HooverReservoir-to-RockyFork MetroPark,12-10: fewDucks, raptors
12/10/17 10:17 am Bill Whan <billwhan...> [Ohio-birds] Ohio Museum Specimens in other states
12/10/17 10:09 am Jim Coppersmith <0000048e8d9bca8b-dmarc-request...> [Ohio-birds] Rough Legged Hawk Englewood Reserve Dayton OH
12/10/17 10:07 am inga schmidt <ingais...> [Ohio-birds] redpoll - Geauga Co.
12/10/17 9:07 am Femme Metal <femme.metal...> [Ohio-birds] Gadwall, Lorain County
12/10/17 6:36 am Doreene Linzell <dlinzell611...> [Ohio-birds] King Eider
12/10/17 3:28 am Ken Ostermiller <ken.ostermiller...> [Ohio-birds] New Ohio eBird shared bird reporting hotspots are active
12/10/17 3:13 am John Herman <hermancfr52...> [Ohio-birds] Clear Fork Reservoir gulls
12/9/17 7:10 pm Robert Thorn <robthorn6...> [Ohio-birds] DublinSciotoGorge,12-09:BaldEagles,herons,ducks
12/9/17 3:52 pm Peggy Wang <00000454f4164bea-dmarc-request...> [Ohio-birds] Holmes Cty Snowy, funk bottoms
12/9/17 3:51 pm Joe Faulkner <joeinthewoods...> [Ohio-birds] Short eared owl, perry county
12/9/17 1:34 pm Jonny Reinhard <jdreinhard15...> [Ohio-birds]
12/9/17 11:49 am Eric Elvert <Elvert1980...> [Ohio-birds] Surf scoter...Dayton
12/9/17 10:04 am orink <orink...> Re: [Ohio-birds] Fairport Harbor Snowy
12/9/17 8:17 am Ann Marie Halal <000004f3833d447e-dmarc-request...> [Ohio-birds] Snowy Owl - Fairport Harbor - Lake County
12/9/17 6:30 am Mary Huey <mary.huey...> [Ohio-birds] Fairport Harbor Snowy
12/9/17 6:27 am Peters, Jeffrey L. <jeffrey.peters...> [Ohio-birds]
12/9/17 6:26 am Phil Sisto <pmsisto...> Re: [Ohio-birds] Snowy Owl Whiskey Island Marina
12/9/17 6:05 am Robert Chadwick <000004f259c526f5-dmarc-request...> [Ohio-birds]
12/8/17 6:43 pm Darlene Sillick <azuretrails...> [Ohio-birds] Dec 31 OHOS CBC
12/8/17 12:29 pm Eli Miller <elimm...> [Ohio-birds] FW: Snowy Owl Holmes County
12/8/17 11:57 am Doug Overacker <cdoveracker...> Re: [Ohio-birds] Clark County - Empidonax Flycatcher
12/8/17 11:36 am Tim Spahr <tspahr44...> Re: [Ohio-birds] Clark County - Empidonax Flycatcher
12/8/17 10:52 am David Ackerman <ackey123...> Re: [Ohio-birds] Clark County - Empidonax Flycatcher
12/8/17 10:25 am Douglas Bohanan <bhern34...> Re: [Ohio-birds] Snowy owl.. Dayton
12/8/17 9:09 am Daniel Kempf <dvkempf...> [Ohio-birds] Clark County - Empidonax Flycatcher
12/8/17 8:47 am Sheryl Young <000001163286a6c4-dmarc-request...> [Ohio-birds] Firelands CBC, Dec 16
12/8/17 8:42 am jen brumfield <elfin_skimmer...> [Ohio-birds] Snowy Owl Whiskey Island Marina
12/8/17 8:22 am Doug Overacker <cdoveracker...> [Ohio-birds] Clark County - Empidonax Flycatcher
12/8/17 8:14 am Peters, Jeffrey L. <jeffrey.peters...> Re: [Ohio-birds] Snowy owl.. Dayton
12/8/17 6:44 am Scott Hammond <shammond56...> Re: [Ohio-birds] Snowy owl.. Dayton
12/8/17 6:35 am George Novosel <geocoyote1229...> [Ohio-birds]
12/7/17 5:55 pm Regina Schieltz <reginasch54...> [Ohio-birds] Darke Co. Sandhills
12/7/17 3:22 pm Donald Morse, Jr. <donaldthebirder...> [Ohio-birds] King Eider back at Chilo, Clermont Co.
12/7/17 12:00 pm Eric Elvert <Elvert1980...> [Ohio-birds] Snowy owl.. Dayton
12/7/17 11:34 am Bev Walborn <bevwalborn...> [Ohio-birds] Snowy Owl, Cuyahoga County, Lakefront Reservation Edgewater Marina
12/7/17 10:51 am Eli Miller <elimm...> [Ohio-birds] Snowy Owl Wayne County
12/7/17 10:48 am Kevin Myers <kmyers1...> [Ohio-birds] Snowy Owl - Dayton, Montgomery County
12/7/17 7:02 am Brian Menker <00000181ea064de6-dmarc-request...> [Ohio-birds] Sandhill Cranes on the move-Clark County
12/7/17 5:35 am Paul Graham <paulgraham...> [Ohio-birds] Red-Winged Blackbirds
12/6/17 5:07 pm Randy Rowe <rowe926...> [Ohio-birds] Snowy owls and Project Snowstorm
12/6/17 1:54 pm Jonny Reinhard <jdreinhard15...> [Ohio-birds] Lark sparrow in Paulding County.
12/6/17 12:52 pm Bill Whan <billwhan...> [Ohio-birds] snowy owls
12/6/17 12:16 pm Nancy Howell <NHowell...> [Ohio-birds] Lakewood Christmas Bird Count
12/6/17 8:48 am Donald Morse, Jr. <donaldthebirder...> Re: [Ohio-birds] Eider still present?
12/6/17 8:01 am Brian <brian0918...> [Ohio-birds] Summit Co - Springfield Lake, Glaucous Gull
12/6/17 7:16 am Bill Whan <billwhan...> [Ohio-birds] more advice about owls
12/6/17 7:09 am Bill Whan <billwhan...> [Ohio-birds] walking up on snowies
12/6/17 6:03 am Doug Overacker <cdoveracker...> [Ohio-birds] Clark County CBC
12/6/17 5:43 am Ricardo Garcia <ryi.mexi.kanz...> [Ohio-birds] Eider still present?
12/5/17 6:09 pm Eric Felton <000004f166fc2bfd-dmarc-request...> Re: [Ohio-birds] Photographing snowies
12/5/17 6:00 pm Steve Cagan <steve...> [Ohio-birds] Photographing snowies
12/5/17 5:53 pm Steve Cagan <steve...> [Ohio-birds] Photographing snowies
12/5/17 12:51 pm Ohio Birder <ohiobirder...> Re: [Ohio-birds] Photographing snowies
12/5/17 11:34 am KBPhotoshop <kenbusch1...> Re: [Ohio-birds] Photographing snowies
12/5/17 9:54 am Sue Johnson <suzyj2...> Re: [Ohio-birds] Photographing snowies
12/5/17 9:53 am Ed Foley <edfoley57...> Re: [Ohio-birds] Photographing snowies
12/5/17 9:33 am Alex Eberts <aeberts33...> Re: [Ohio-birds] Photographing snowies
12/5/17 8:58 am Michael Nierzejewski <bronko...> [Ohio-birds] Ashtabula Baltimore oriole
12/5/17 8:55 am Dawn Hewitt <hewitt...> [Ohio-birds] Favorite birding hotspots in Ohio?
12/5/17 8:07 am Canterbury, Ronald (canterrd) <canterrd...> Re: [Ohio-birds] Photographing snowies
12/5/17 7:41 am snips <snips9203...> Re: [Ohio-birds] Photographing snowies
12/5/17 7:29 am <krhuttondvm...> <krhuttondvm...> [Ohio-birds] Clermont County KING EIDER, Day 4
12/5/17 7:21 am Peggy Wang <00000454f4164bea-dmarc-request...> Re: [Ohio-birds] Photographing snowies
12/5/17 6:56 am Bill Whan <billwhan...> [Ohio-birds] Photographing snowies
12/4/17 5:45 pm Scott Pendleton <00000123137e64b5-dmarc-request...> Re: [Ohio-birds] Ravens
12/4/17 4:06 pm Douglas Vogus <vogeye...> [Ohio-birds] Ottawa NWR Monthly Census
12/4/17 3:05 pm Kathi Hutton <KRHuttonDVM...> [Ohio-birds] King Eider date correction
12/4/17 11:07 am <krhuttondvm...> <krhuttondvm...> [Ohio-birds] KING EIDER remains in Clermont County
12/4/17 2:37 am George Novosel <geocoyote1229...> [Ohio-birds] FUNK BOTTOM / WILDERNESS RD -SUNDAY AFTERNOON12/3/17
12/3/17 3:09 pm Carole Babyak <000001100197cc98-dmarc-request...> [Ohio-birds] Trumbull CBC
12/3/17 2:30 pm Elaine & Marty Cohen <buckeye4c...> [Ohio-birds] Lorain Impoundment - good day
12/3/17 11:28 am Robert Thorn <robthorn6...> [Ohio-birds] urbanScioto,12-03:raptors,catbird
12/3/17 7:28 am <krhuttondvm...> <krhuttondvm...> [Ohio-birds] KING EIDER Clermont County
12/3/17 7:10 am Michael Nierzejewski <bronko...> Re: [Ohio-birds] Oriole in Ashtabula County
12/3/17 7:07 am piwo2005 <piwo2005...> [Ohio-birds] Conneaut Snowy Owls
12/3/17 5:44 am Michael Nierzejewski <bronko...> [Ohio-birds] Oriole in Ashtabula County
12/2/17 8:42 pm Jonathan Ehrenkrantz <jonathan...> [Ohio-birds] Seeking 10 Cincinnati area Birders
12/2/17 7:35 pm Ethan Kistler <000001088f1477ae-dmarc-request...> [Ohio-birds] Tri-Reservoir CBC (Trumbull, Portage, Mahoning Co.) -- Jan 1st
12/2/17 6:09 pm Douglas Vogus <vogeye...> [Ohio-birds] CVNP Monthly Census
12/2/17 4:00 pm Gabriel Amrhein <gabeamrhein...> Re: [Ohio-birds] PINE SISKINS and REDPOLL Champaign County, Oakdale Cemetery, 12/2, 12:45pm
12/2/17 3:37 pm Joe Faulkner <joeinthewoods...> [Ohio-birds] Short eared owls, Perry county "wilds"
12/2/17 11:47 am Douglas Bohanan <bhern34...> [Ohio-birds] Greenlawn Cemetery, Columbus
12/2/17 11:44 am Douglas Bohanan <bhern34...> [Ohio-birds] Greenlawn Cemetary, Columbus
12/2/17 11:21 am Roger Troutman <roger.troutman...> [Ohio-birds] Wooster and Mohican State Forest, Ohio CBC Invitation
12/2/17 11:10 am David Tan <melanerpers56...> [Ohio-birds] Alum Creek SP, Del. Co. 12/2 1p
12/2/17 10:52 am Stefan Minnig <stefanminnig...> [Ohio-birds] PINE SISKINS and REDPOLL Champaign County, Oakdale Cemetery, 12/2, 12:45pm
12/2/17 10:39 am Steve K. <sckitko...> [Ohio-birds] Pelican
12/2/17 10:26 am Robert Thorn <robthorn6...> [Ohio-birds] BlacklickWoods-Reynoldsburg,12-02:NightHeron,siskins,winterWren
12/2/17 9:25 am Doreene Linzell <dlinzell611...> [Ohio-birds] Iceland Gull
12/2/17 8:36 am Joel Zaas <jhzaas...> Re: [Ohio-birds] 2 Snowy Owls in Fairport Harbor
12/2/17 8:00 am Plante, Stanley <PlanteSV...> [Ohio-birds] Pine Siskins - Geauga County / South Russell
12/2/17 6:14 am Ian Lynch <revianlynch...> [Ohio-birds] 2 Snowy Owls in Fairport Harbor
12/2/17 6:14 am David Myles <dkmyles55...> [Ohio-birds] Snowy Owl and Snow Buntings at Metzger Marsh Lucas County
12/2/17 6:11 am Bill Whan <billwhan...> [Ohio-birds] Ravens
12/2/17 3:17 am Pat Brannnon <patriciabrannon...> Re: [Ohio-birds] OHIO-BIRDS Digest - 30 Nov 2017 to 1 Dec 2017 (#2017-327)
12/1/17 5:19 pm Peggy Wang <00000454f4164bea-dmarc-request...> [Ohio-birds] Holmes Cty Snowy today
12/1/17 4:45 pm jen brumfield <elfin_skimmer...> [Ohio-birds] 4 Snowy Owls Cleveland, 3 Lorain
12/1/17 4:24 pm Mark Vass <000001e9902b144b-dmarc-request...> [Ohio-birds] Semipalmated Plover - Ashtabula Co.
12/1/17 2:46 pm Nancy Anderson <0000000bf2aec77c-dmarc-request...> [Ohio-birds] Eared Grebe/Long-tailed Ducks (2)--Marblehead Lighthouse 12/1/17
12/1/17 1:53 pm Amalee W <theonlyamalee...> [Ohio-birds] GWF Geese, Dayton
12/1/17 1:51 pm Susan Carpenter <scarpenter3...> [Ohio-birds] Fish Crows - Summit County
12/1/17 1:47 pm Leslie Sours <lmsours...> Re: [Ohio-birds] Glaucous Gull, Alum Creek beach (Delaware Co.)
12/1/17 11:02 am Stefan Minnig <stefanminnig...> Re: [Ohio-birds] GWF Geese, Dayton
12/1/17 10:28 am Craig Caldwell <craig_caldwell...> [Ohio-birds] The Ohio Cardinal
12/1/17 9:08 am jen brumfield <elfin_skimmer...> [Ohio-birds] Pomarine Jaeger Edgewater Park
12/1/17 9:06 am David Tan <melanerpers56...> [Ohio-birds] Battelle Darby and Hoover Dam
12/1/17 7:07 am Eric Elvert <Elvert1980...> [Ohio-birds] GWF Geese, Dayton
12/1/17 6:05 am <cwinstead...> <cwinstead...> [Ohio-birds] Glaucous Gull, Alum Creek beach (Delaware Co.)
12/1/17 5:51 am Stefan Minnig <stefanminnig...> [Ohio-birds] CONT. ROSS'S GOOSE Clark County, SR334/Middle Urbana Road, 12/1
11/30/17 4:43 pm David Brinkman <0000008c24d685a4-dmarc-request...> [Ohio-birds] Pine Siskins, RB Nuthatch Cincinnati. 11/30
11/30/17 2:54 pm Ohio Birder <ohiobirder...> [Ohio-birds] Fish Crow Medina
11/30/17 2:33 pm Bill Whan <billwhan...> [Ohio-birds] Hunting by air
11/30/17 2:12 pm Ed Foley Home <edfoley57...> Re: [Ohio-birds] query
11/30/17 1:49 pm Bill Whan <billwhan...> [Ohio-birds] query
11/30/17 10:37 am Peggy Wang <00000454f4164bea-dmarc-request...> [Ohio-birds] Holmes Cty Snowy Owl
11/30/17 8:15 am Bill Whan <billwhan...> [Ohio-birds] Worth pondering
11/29/17 12:18 pm Regina Schieltz <reginasch54...> [Ohio-birds] Darke County Pine Siskin
11/29/17 5:58 am Stefan Minnig <stefanminnig...> [Ohio-birds] CONT. ROSS'S GOOSE Clark County, SR334/Middle Urbana Road, 11/29
11/28/17 10:05 am Doug Overacker <cdoveracker...> [Ohio-birds] Roos's Goose - Clark County
11/28/17 8:24 am Doreene Linzell <dlinzell611...> [Ohio-birds] Common Redpolls - Lorain
11/28/17 7:47 am Ken Thompson <000002ec82ee436f-dmarc-request...> [Ohio-birds] Silver Lake: Geese, Gulls, Mergansers, Grebes, et al
11/27/17 11:54 am Peggy Wang <00000454f4164bea-dmarc-request...> [Ohio-birds] Beaver Marsh today
11/27/17 10:47 am kent miller <k-cmiller...> [Ohio-birds] Ohio eBird review announcement
11/27/17 10:25 am jeremy <jeremyxrocks...> [Ohio-birds] Snowy Owl - Greene Co.
11/27/17 8:27 am Plante, Stanley <PlanteSV...> [Ohio-birds] Scratch that Eurasian Wigeon
11/27/17 8:16 am Betsy MacMillan <betsymac5...> [Ohio-birds] No Eurasian Wigeon
11/27/17 7:11 am Plante, Stanley <PlanteSV...> [Ohio-birds] Eurasian wigeon in Macedonia.
11/27/17 4:29 am Scott Pendleton <00000123137e64b5-dmarc-request...> [Ohio-birds] Snowy Owl- Harrison
11/26/17 4:04 pm Tania Perry <tania.rae.perry...> [Ohio-birds] Calliope Delaware Ohio
11/26/17 3:40 pm Jason Larson <000000f82d644de0-dmarc-request...> [Ohio-birds] Clear Fork Reservoir - Red Crossbills, Lesser Black-backed Gulls and more...11/26/17
11/26/17 11:48 am George Novosel <geocoyote1229...> [Ohio-birds] Red Crossbills - Clear Fork Res. - Morrow County
11/26/17 8:42 am Andy Avram <ajavram...> [Ohio-birds] Common Redpoll - Lake County
11/26/17 6:02 am Darlene Sillick <azuretrails...> [Ohio-birds] Columbus Audubon Nov 28 monthly program
11/26/17 5:30 am jen brumfield <elfin_skimmer...> [Ohio-birds] Snowy owl Burke lakefront airport
11/25/17 2:55 pm jon diller <000000e7eb05d7da-dmarc-request...> [Ohio-birds] ross's goose?
11/25/17 1:43 pm Stierhoff, Elayna M. <EMStierhoff...> Re: [Ohio-birds] red crossbills
11/25/17 1:31 pm James Muller <jrmuller12+<birding...> Re: [Ohio-birds] red crossbills
11/25/17 1:26 pm Susan Carpenter <scarpenter3...> Re: [Ohio-birds] red crossbills
11/25/17 1:10 pm David Brinkman <0000008c24d685a4-dmarc-request...> Re: [Ohio-birds] red crossbills
11/25/17 12:25 pm inga schmidt <ingais...> [Ohio-birds] merlin - cuyahoga co.
11/25/17 10:22 am Ken Ostermiller <ken.ostermiller...> [Ohio-birds] New Ohio eBird shared bird reporting hotspots area active
11/25/17 8:38 am David Myles <dkmyles55...> [Ohio-birds] Rough-legged Hawk Ottawa County
11/25/17 7:57 am John Herman <john14.6jph...> [Ohio-birds] red crossbills
11/25/17 7:27 am Debbie Warren <otriam1...> [Ohio-birds] Red crossbills
11/25/17 6:22 am Michael Sandy <0000036b9d8da3c8-dmarc-request...> [Ohio-birds] Western grebe
11/25/17 5:23 am Bill Whan <billwhan...> [Ohio-birds] Ohio birds bibliography
11/24/17 6:30 pm Sally Isacco <disacco...> [Ohio-birds] Fairport Harbor Lakefront Park-Snowy Owl
11/24/17 4:36 pm Eli Miller <elimm...> [Ohio-birds] FW: Snowy Owl Holmes County
11/24/17 1:18 pm inga schmidt <ingais...> [Ohio-birds] pine siskins - cuy. co.
11/24/17 9:04 am Michael Sandy <0000036b9d8da3c8-dmarc-request...> [Ohio-birds] CLE Hopkins
11/24/17 8:25 am Bill Whan <billwhan...> [Ohio-birds] Eskimo curlew (specimens)
11/24/17 7:16 am Doreene Linzell <dlinzell611...> [Ohio-birds] Red Crossbills
11/23/17 2:05 pm Gary Cowell <0000016b4d0aac3f-dmarc-request...> [Ohio-birds] 11-23-17 Morrow county Red crossbills and Brewer's blackbird.
11/23/17 12:40 pm Joyce Callahan <000000997d0c09c0-dmarc-request...> [Ohio-birds] Peregrin Falcon in Lorain
11/23/17 10:46 am Bill Whan <billwhan...> [Ohio-birds] Ohio museum bird collections
11/23/17 10:20 am Shrader, John <000004c84b08e125-dmarc-request...> [Ohio-birds] Black Scoter continues at Caesar Creek SP
11/23/17 7:03 am Bill Whan <billwhan...> [Ohio-birds] Ohio Cardinal issues
11/23/17 4:07 am Ken Ostermiller <ken.ostermiller...> [Ohio-birds] Wilderness Road south of Funk Bottoms, Wayne County
11/22/17 3:01 pm Craig Holt <0000005e41671c14-dmarc-request...> [Ohio-birds] Pine L., Evans L. in Mahoning Co.
11/22/17 11:11 am Eli Miller <elimm...> [Ohio-birds] Snowy Owl Holmes County
11/21/17 7:02 pm Randy Rowe <rowe926...> [Ohio-birds] Lorain Harbor to Rocky River park on Lake Erie
11/21/17 4:30 pm Matthew Valenic <mmvalencic...> [Ohio-birds] Ross's x Snow Goose Hybrid in Geauga County
11/21/17 4:13 pm Brian <brian0918...> [Ohio-birds] Summit Co - Fish Crows at Chapel Hill plaza
11/20/17 1:43 pm Simpson, Bruce <simpson...> [Ohio-birds] Blendon Woods-Waterfowl and Songbirds
11/20/17 11:29 am anthony fry <mrfry07...> [Ohio-birds] Snow geese - Muskingum County
11/20/17 10:57 am Sally Isacco <disacco...> [Ohio-birds] Overlook Beach Park-Scoters
11/20/17 10:37 am Peggy Wang <00000454f4164bea-dmarc-request...> [Ohio-birds] Summit Lk Red-necked Grebe
11/20/17 8:23 am George Novosel <geocoyote1229...> [Ohio-birds] SNOWY OWL - LORAINE HARBIR
11/20/17 8:09 am jen brumfield <elfin_skimmer...> [Ohio-birds] Snowy Owl Lorain Harbor
11/20/17 7:16 am Jon Cefus <jcefus...> [Ohio-birds] Fish Crow ID. What shall we do?
11/20/17 6:05 am jen brumfield <elfin_skimmer...> [Ohio-birds] Three Red Phalaropes Lorain harbor
11/20/17 5:42 am Barbara Zaas Partington <bzpart55...> [Ohio-birds] Pine Siskins Geauga County
11/20/17 4:25 am jen brumfield <elfin_skimmer...> [Ohio-birds] Snowy Owl Burke Lakefront Airport
11/19/17 7:46 pm Blake Mathys <blakemathys...> [Ohio-birds] Union County: Probable White-winged Crossbills
11/19/17 6:31 pm Tania Perry <tania.rae.perry...> [Ohio-birds] Calliope Delaware Ohio
11/19/17 5:59 pm Randy Rowe <rowe926...> [Ohio-birds] Wayne County locations
11/19/17 10:38 am Coy, Patrick G. <pcoy...> [Ohio-birds] Summit Co & Lake RN Grebe
11/19/17 9:47 am John Pogacnik <jpogacnik...> [Ohio-birds] Cave swallows, Ashtabula, 11/19
11/19/17 8:29 am jen brumfield <elfin_skimmer...> [Ohio-birds] Red-necked Grebes Lorain Harbor and Gordon Marina in Cuyahoga
11/19/17 8:28 am jen brumfield <elfin_skimmer...> [Ohio-birds] Black-legged Kittiwake Huntington Reservation, Cuyahoga county
11/19/17 8:23 am jen brumfield <elfin_skimmer...> [Ohio-birds] Red Phalarope Lorain harbor
11/19/17 8:14 am Betsy MacMillan <betsymac5...> [Ohio-birds] Red Necked Grebe still at Summit Lake Akron
11/18/17 5:05 pm Robert Thorn <robthorn6...> [Ohio-birds] 3-Creeks-to-PickPonds,11-18: SandhillCranes,raptors,sapsuckers
11/18/17 11:47 am J. Hochadel <jahochadel...> [Ohio-birds] Peregrine Falcon [Trumbull County]
11/18/17 8:35 am H Thomas Bartlett <hthomas.bartlett...> [Ohio-birds] Snowy Owl(s) on Lake Erie Islands...
11/18/17 7:57 am George Novosel <geocoyote1229...> [Ohio-birds] RED-NECKED GREBE - SUMMIT LAKE
11/18/17 7:37 am Eric Elvert <Elvert1980...> [Ohio-birds] RT Loon , DaytonRt ..continuing
11/18/17 6:37 am jen brumfield <elfin_skimmer...> [Ohio-birds] Cleveland snowy owl E. 9th St. pier
11/17/17 7:24 pm Tania Perry <tania.rae.perry...> [Ohio-birds] Calliope Delaware Ohio
11/17/17 4:31 pm Carole Babyak <000001100197cc98-dmarc-request...> [Ohio-birds] Rose breasted Grosbeak
11/17/17 4:21 pm jen brumfield <elfin_skimmer...> [Ohio-birds] Cleveland Snowy Owl
11/17/17 4:09 pm Mary Huey <mary.huey...> [Ohio-birds] Eagle sighting
11/17/17 10:45 am Bill Whan <billwhan...> [Ohio-birds] Bibliography of Ohio ornithology
11/16/17 7:31 am Robert Evans <benbovas...> [Ohio-birds] Crow roost (?): western Muskingum County
11/15/17 8:19 pm Tania Perry <tania.rae.perry...> [Ohio-birds] Calliope Delaware Ohio
11/15/17 12:13 pm Elaine & Marty Cohen <buckeye4c...> Re: [Ohio-birds] Akron - Red-necked Grebe at Summit Lake
11/15/17 10:13 am Stefan Minnig <stefanminnig...> [Ohio-birds] CONT. RED-THROATED LOON MONTGOMERY CTY., Eastwood Metropark, 11/15, 12:30pm
11/15/17 7:51 am Ken Ostermiller <ken.ostermiller...> [Ohio-birds] Northern Shrike, Letha House Park, Medina County
11/15/17 6:07 am Bill Whan <billwhan...> [Ohio-birds] Red Crossbills
11/14/17 5:58 pm Robert Thorn <robthorn6...> [Ohio-birds] HooverDam-Inniswood,11-14:loon,grebes,blackbirds
11/14/17 2:08 pm Sally Isacco <disacco...> [Ohio-birds] Sims Park ( Euclid )-Full of Scoters
11/14/17 1:15 pm Bill Whan <billwhan...> [Ohio-birds] Appeal to Ohio museums
11/14/17 1:08 pm Brian <brian0918...> [Ohio-birds] Akron - Red-necked Grebe at Summit Lake
11/13/17 7:03 pm Tania Perry <tania.rae.perry...> [Ohio-birds] Calliope Delaware Ohio
11/13/17 1:51 pm Elaine & Marty Cohen <buckeye4c...> Re: [Ohio-birds] Pacific Loon and Pom Jaeger
11/13/17 9:17 am jen brumfield <elfin_skimmer...> [Ohio-birds] Pacific Loon and Pom Jaeger
11/13/17 8:16 am Jo Ann Kubicki <jak1...> [Ohio-birds] 50 + Ruddy Ducks, common loon Lake Medina, Medina County
11/12/17 6:13 pm Nancy Anderson <0000000bf2aec77c-dmarc-request...> [Ohio-birds] Pine Siskins/WW Scoter Marblehead Ottawa County 11/12/17
11/12/17 1:30 pm Inga Schmidt <ingais...> [Ohio-birds] Black scoter - geauga
11/12/17 11:40 am Robert Thorn <robthorn6...> [Ohio-birds] 11-12,UrbanSciotoColumbus - Mergansers,Robins
11/12/17 8:06 am Erik Bruder <erik.bruder...> [Ohio-birds] Red throated Loon - Bay Village
11/12/17 6:09 am Eric Elvert <Elvert1980...> [Ohio-birds] RT Loon , Dayton
11/12/17 5:44 am Tania Perry <tania.rae.perry...> [Ohio-birds] Calliope - Delaware, OH
11/12/17 4:15 am Kevin Myers <kmyers1...> Re: [Ohio-birds] Dayton area birding and Cont. RT loon
11/11/17 7:22 pm jeremy <jeremyxrocks...> [Ohio-birds] Dayton area birding and Cont. RT loon
11/11/17 2:54 pm P.J. Johnson <000000498c6bc993-dmarc-request...> [Ohio-birds] Feeders finally!
11/11/17 2:34 pm Robert Thorn <robthorn6...> [Ohio-birds] BlacklickWoods,11-11:TreeSparrow,Grackles
11/11/17 1:18 pm Craig Holt <0000005e41671c14-dmarc-request...> [Ohio-birds] Conneaut, Ashtabula, Pymatuning L.
11/11/17 12:57 pm Peggy Wang <00000454f4164bea-dmarc-request...> [Ohio-birds] Nimisila & La Due Reservoirs today
11/11/17 4:51 am Tania Perry <tania.rae.perry...> [Ohio-birds] Calliope Delaware Ohio
 
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Date: 12/11/17 10:55 am
From: Tania Perry <tania.rae.perry...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] Calliope Delaware Ohio
I know I haven't posted in quite a while, but I just wanted to keep
everyone updated that our Calliope Hummingbird is still present. He is as
resilient as they come. We have 2 feeders at the back door of our home
which are being kept warm and from freezing using lights. We have created a
Honeysuckle enclosure area using a tarp-frame structure with a couple of
lighted feeders as well. He is feeding regularly in both areas and seems to
be healthy and vibrant as evident by his continued behaviors.

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Date: 12/11/17 9:28 am
From: Boutis, Nick <nboutis...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] Greene County CBC Saturday Dec 16
Hello all,

We'll be doing the Greene County CBC this coming Saturday, and, as always,
we would welcome additional observers. The count area includes Glen Helen,
John Bryan State Park, Clifton Gorge State Nature Preserve, a number of
county parks, Beavercreek wetlands, and all points in between. We've
always found more than 1000 individual birds, and we've never found fewer
than 50 species.

We'll have a quick coordinating meeting at Trailside Museum in Glen Helen
(505 Corry St., Yellow Springs) at 8am, and a 2pm tally rally at the same
location.

Please, if you'd like to join us, RSVP to me at <nboutis...>

Thanks and regards, Nick

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Date: 12/11/17 9:07 am
From: Jonny Reinhard <jdreinhard15...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] Fwd: [Ohio-birds]
---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Jonny Reinhard <jdreinhard15...>
Date: Mon, Dec 11, 2017 at 12:06 PM
Subject: Re: [Ohio-birds]
To: Regina Schieltz <reginasch54...>


They were on the south side of the road as of Saturday. By the corner of
Rd. 137. Flying over the open fields.
Jonathan Reinhard

On Mon, Dec 11, 2017 at 11:58 AM, Jonny Reinhard <jdreinhard15...>
wrote:

> Sorry, I didn't realize that I didn't include my location. The location
> that I saw the owls was Rd. 146 in Paulding county.
> Jonathan Reinhard
>
> On Sat, Dec 9, 2017 at 11:01 PM, Regina Schieltz <reginasch54...>
> wrote:
>
>> Where was this? I don't know what town is? Thanks.
>>
>> On Sat, Dec 9, 2017 at 4:33 PM, Jonny Reinhard <jdreinhard15...>
>> wrote:
>>
>>> While coming home from town, I got to see about 8-10 short-eared owls
>>> fighting with some northern harriers. It was the first time I have
>>> ever seen some short-eared owls.
>>>
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Date: 12/11/17 9:07 am
From: Jonny Reinhard <jdreinhard15...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] Fwd: [Ohio-birds]
---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Jonny Reinhard <jdreinhard15...>
Date: Mon, Dec 11, 2017 at 11:58 AM
Subject: Re: [Ohio-birds]
To: Regina Schieltz <reginasch54...>


Sorry, I didn't realize that I didn't include my location. The location
that I saw the owls was Rd. 146 in Paulding county.
Jonathan Reinhard

On Sat, Dec 9, 2017 at 11:01 PM, Regina Schieltz <reginasch54...>
wrote:

> Where was this? I don't know what town is? Thanks.
>
> On Sat, Dec 9, 2017 at 4:33 PM, Jonny Reinhard <jdreinhard15...>
> wrote:
>
>> While coming home from town, I got to see about 8-10 short-eared owls
>> fighting with some northern harriers. It was the first time I have
>> ever seen some short-eared owls.
>>
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Date: 12/11/17 8:27 am
From: Bill Whan <billwhan...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] Xmas counts
Folks who are participating in Christmas counts in Ohio may be
interested in reading Tom Thomson's essay on Lawrence Hicks at
http://sailorthomson.com/002.html .

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Date: 12/11/17 5:08 am
From: Deb ex0ann <deb...>
Subject: Re: [Ohio-birds] SPAM-LOW: [Ohio-birds] Rough Legged Hawk Englewood Reserve Dayton OH
It was hunting Knoop Prairie again yesterday late afternoon! (northeast
corner of Frederick and 40 in Montgomery County)

-----Original Message-----
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Coppersmith
Sent: Sunday, December 10, 2017 1:09 PM
To: <OHIO-BIRDS...>
Subject: SPAM-LOW: [Ohio-birds] Rough Legged Hawk Englewood Reserve Dayton
OH

There is a Rough Legged Hawk that we have spotted multiple days now in the
same location.

It has been perching in a tree in the field and soaring above the open field
across from the North Side exit of the Englewood reserve on Frederick Rd.
The nearest cross street is Frederick and St Rt 40.

Jim and Mandy Coppersmith

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Date: 12/11/17 3:54 am
From: Haans Petruschke <haans42...>
Subject: Re: [Ohio-birds] Note on RBAs
Hi,

Please also keep in mind that with the social media groups, admission to
the groups is not open to all.

Birding Ohio, in particular does not admit people the administrators don't
like for one reason or another, and people get blocked, not for violating
the group rules, but for having positions on issues unrelated to birding
that do no agree with the administrators; even these positions were not
expressed in the group itself. So that group in particular is not one that
has rules which are applied equally, as in this list serve, but rather are
arbitrary and based upon personalities the cliques' politics and conformity
to certain ideologies.

Ohio Rare Bird Alert is also a restrictive group, however it is not at all
administered in an arbitrary manner. If you are allowed to join and follow
the rules there are not problems. The problem is you have to be known to
the administrator as having a genuine interest in Ohio Rarities to be
allowed in.

One of the best ways of staying informed about rarities is to configure
your eBird account to send you email alerts. These can be set to cover
various geographies depending upon your interest. eBird is thankfully
apolitical and the reviewers of rarities are first rate. Times have changed
though and without photographic evidence it is unlikely a report will will
be considered as having enough evidence. Gone are the days when a detailed
written description or sketches made in the field will be sufficient.

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On Sun, Dec 10, 2017 at 10:41 PM, Peggy Wang <
<00000454f4164bea-dmarc-request...> wrote:

> Many of us still look to the bird list on this listserve as our main
> source of rare bird sightings (and I still check the listserves in the
> other states I bird).
>
> I politely request again that if after posting rarities to your favorite
> online sites, you could find time to copy your rarity sightings to this
> list, it would be much appreciated by those of us who use this list as our
> primary source.
>
> Many thanks.
>
> Peggy Wang
> Hudson
> Sent from my iPad
>
> > On Dec 10, 2017, at 6:21 PM, jen brumfield <elfin_skimmer...>
> wrote:
> >
> > Hi all - as we close in on the end of 2017 (!), a quick reminder of some
> of the online resources for Ohio birders seeking rare bird sightings. As
> our entire culture has shifted towards online social media for news,
> articles, journals, etc., the birding community has in a very large way as
> well. The most active and up to date sightings reports are coming from
> eBird and three Facebook groups: Ohio Chase Birds, Birding Ohio, and the
> Ohio Rare Bird Alert. To view up to the minute current sightings on these
> groups you will have to create a Facebook account. For some folks this is
> daunting, with fears of being sucked into the Facebook world. However, many
> folks that are not interested in social media sites have happily created a
> Facebook account and joined only the birding groups...steering clear of
> political and shopping mumbojumbo.
> >
> > Tuesday and Wednesday look roaringly good for lakefront lakewatching and
> checking harbors and marinas, with a huge shift in winds. WNW and NNW from
> 25-35+. The jet stream will rock the lakefront for 48 hours.
> >
> > Jen Brumfield
> > Cleveland, Ohio
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Date: 12/10/17 7:42 pm
From: Peggy Wang <00000454f4164bea-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Re: [Ohio-birds] Note on RBAs
Many of us still look to the bird list on this listserve as our main source of rare bird sightings (and I still check the listserves in the other states I bird).

I politely request again that if after posting rarities to your favorite online sites, you could find time to copy your rarity sightings to this list, it would be much appreciated by those of us who use this list as our primary source.

Many thanks.

Peggy Wang
Hudson
Sent from my iPad

> On Dec 10, 2017, at 6:21 PM, jen brumfield <elfin_skimmer...> wrote:
>
> Hi all - as we close in on the end of 2017 (!), a quick reminder of some of the online resources for Ohio birders seeking rare bird sightings. As our entire culture has shifted towards online social media for news, articles, journals, etc., the birding community has in a very large way as well. The most active and up to date sightings reports are coming from eBird and three Facebook groups: Ohio Chase Birds, Birding Ohio, and the Ohio Rare Bird Alert. To view up to the minute current sightings on these groups you will have to create a Facebook account. For some folks this is daunting, with fears of being sucked into the Facebook world. However, many folks that are not interested in social media sites have happily created a Facebook account and joined only the birding groups...steering clear of political and shopping mumbojumbo.
>
> Tuesday and Wednesday look roaringly good for lakefront lakewatching and checking harbors and marinas, with a huge shift in winds. WNW and NNW from 25-35+. The jet stream will rock the lakefront for 48 hours.
>
> Jen Brumfield
> Cleveland, Ohio
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Date: 12/10/17 6:05 pm
From: John Pogacnik <jpogacnik...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] California Gull and Little Gull at Conneaut 12/10
My son and I birded from Fairport to Conneaut today. Things started good with a snowy owl along Fairport- Nursery Road (thanks Anders). We stopped at Fairport, Geneva State Park, Ashtabula, and Conneaut. It was pretty slow at most of the stops with just gulls and red-breasted mergansers until we hit Conneaut. We had a fair number of gulls in the harbor. We had an adult LITTLE GULL feeding with Bonapartes at the mouth of the creek. We checked the remainder of the harbor and on a hunch we decided to recheck the harbor. While scanning the water I found an adult CALIFORNIA GULL out with the ring-billed gulls in the harbor. I was able to see it flapping its wings a bit to see the dipped in ink wingtips. I got some distant shots but it was 4:30 by then. We watched it quite a while. In retrospect I wonder if we should have hit Conneaut first and worked our way west and we would have had more time. Although if we had gotten there earlier it may have not been there as gulls were coming in to roost. The snowy owl at Fairport was the only one we ended up seeing.


John Pogacnik

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Date: 12/10/17 3:22 pm
From: jen brumfield <elfin_skimmer...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] Note on RBAs
Hi all - as we close in on the end of 2017 (!), a quick reminder of some of the online resources for Ohio birders seeking rare bird sightings. As our entire culture has shifted towards online social media for news, articles, journals, etc., the birding community has in a very large way as well. The most active and up to date sightings reports are coming from eBird and three Facebook groups: Ohio Chase Birds, Birding Ohio, and the Ohio Rare Bird Alert. To view up to the minute current sightings on these groups you will have to create a Facebook account. For some folks this is daunting, with fears of being sucked into the Facebook world. However, many folks that are not interested in social media sites have happily created a Facebook account and joined only the birding groups...steering clear of political and shopping mumbojumbo.

Tuesday and Wednesday look roaringly good for lakefront lakewatching and checking harbors and marinas, with a huge shift in winds. WNW and NNW from 25-35+. The jet stream will rock the lakefront for 48 hours.

Jen Brumfield
Cleveland, Ohio
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Date: 12/10/17 2:42 pm
From: Jonny Reinhard <jdreinhard15...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds]
I was driving around the county and I got to see a pied billed grebe,
swimming on a pond. It was only the second one I have seen in my life.

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Date: 12/10/17 1:20 pm
From: Kathi Hutton <KRHuttonDVM...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] KING EIDER Clermont County
The female KING EIDER first reported by Donald Morse on Dec. 2 is still present on the Ohio River in front of the museum at Chilo Lock #34 Park in Clermont County. Dec. 10, 10:30-11:30am.

Gun shots from a duck hunter on the Kentucky side this morning made me anxious, but as long she continues to stay close to the Ohio shoreline she should remain safe. I hope.

Kathi Hutton
Clermont County
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Date: 12/10/17 1:03 pm
From: Donald Morse <donaldthebirder...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds]
King Eider was seen all day yesterday.

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Sent: ‎12/‎9/‎2017 9:05 AM
To: "<OHIO-BIRDS...>" <OHIO-BIRDS...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds]

Has anyone seen the King Eider recently?
Robert ChadwickFranklin County, Kentucky

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Date: 12/10/17 11:23 am
From: Robert Thorn <robthorn6...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] HooverReservoir-to-RockyFork MetroPark,12-10: fewDucks, raptors
The Columbus Audubon trip to Hoover Reservoir this morning had cold
temperatures and not much to show for it. We stopped at the Dam, Walnut St
ramp, Maxtown ramp, and Baldridge ramp, before heading over to Hoover
Meadows. The cold south wind whipped up the reservoir, but the only big #s
of waterbirds were around the dam, where we had flocks of gulls and Hooded
Mergansers. Small clusters of landbirds were in the quiet areas around the
boat ramps, but it was slim pickings for most of the morning. Best birds
included:

Buffleheads - at least 1 pair were above the dam
Hooded Mergansers - 50+ above the dam, with far fewer elsewhere
Bald Eagles - none on the reservoir, but 2 were soaring over Hoover Meadows
Gulls - lots of Ring-bills & Bonapartes in the lower reservoir
E.Bluebirds - flocks of 6 at Maxtown and 8 at Baldridge
Golden-cr.Kinglets - singles at Maxtown and Baldridge

For variety we came back along Miller-Paul Rd looking for raptors or open
country birds - finding none - , and stopped at Rocky Fork Metropark, where
we were treated to a big sparrows flock on the prairie north of the parking
area that included 30+ Tree Sparrows, 8-10 Song Sparrows, and 4-5 Swamp
Sparrows. Also present were 2 red-tailed Hawks and 2 N.Harriers.

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Date: 12/10/17 10:17 am
From: Bill Whan <billwhan...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] Ohio Museum Specimens in other states
In developing an accepted list of the birds of Ohio, we agree on
evidence from museum specimens, photographs, and careful descriptions to
verify the occurrence of the 400-plus species known to have been present
in the state. One source of evidence to verify
the presence of certain species in Ohio, however, has not been
carefully considered. Specimens collected in Ohio which have ended up in
museums in other states have not been carefully considered.
More and more museums have made available lists of tag data and even
photographs for specimens in their collections, and this has made
studies of them easier to conduct. As of now, only the Ohio State
University Museum has made available its bird holdings on the internet
in Ohio, but other large museums, such as in Cincinnati and Cleveland,
have for years promised to do likewise. Who knows, we may find new Ohio
species in their care.
I have tentatively explored the online records, and found that
Ohio specimens of rarities, even species not known to have ever been
collected in Ohio, can be found. Examples are a 1905 Brewer's Sparrow
#90484 from Hamilton County in 1905 now at Univ. Kansas (possibly
dubious), lots of old Ohio records of rarities like yellow rails,
passenger pigeons, Kirtland's warblers, jaegers, gyrfalcons, murres, a
cross of yellow-bellied and red-naped sapsuckers, etc. The Records
Committee needs to troll through the holdings of important museums to
find examples of new Ohio species, as well as occurrences at odd times
of the year, etc.
Bill Whan
Columbus

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Date: 12/10/17 10:09 am
From: Jim Coppersmith <0000048e8d9bca8b-dmarc-request...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] Rough Legged Hawk Englewood Reserve Dayton OH
There is a Rough Legged Hawk that we have spotted multiple days now in the same location.

It has been perching in a tree in the field and soaring above the open field across from the North Side exit of the Englewood reserve on Frederick Rd. The nearest cross street is Frederick and St Rt 40.

Jim and Mandy Coppersmith

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Date: 12/10/17 10:07 am
From: inga schmidt <ingais...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] redpoll - Geauga Co.
I have two tube feeders hanging in front of my porch, and
over 30 goldfinches are eating the thistle. For just a minute,
a redpoll perched in a branch next to them.flew off without
trying for a perch. First of the year at my house, here in
Bainbridge.

Inga Schmidt
Chagrin River Road, Geauga Co. at the Cuy. Co. line
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Date: 12/10/17 9:07 am
From: Femme Metal <femme.metal...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] Gadwall, Lorain County
Spotted five Gadwall mixed in with a large flock of Mallards at the New
Russia Township Nature Preserve on Butternut Ridge Rd. in Oberlin this
morning.

Kristen Stillwell
Oberlin, OH

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Date: 12/10/17 6:36 am
From: Doreene Linzell <dlinzell611...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] King Eider
James Muller is currently reporting the female King Eider at Chilo Lock
#34. It is the only bird present and is in the same area as previously
reported.

Doreene Linzell

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Date: 12/10/17 3:28 am
From: Ken Ostermiller <ken.ostermiller...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] New Ohio eBird shared bird reporting hotspots are active
Ohio birders have added several shared bird reporting hotspots to eBird.
http://ohioebirdhotspots.wikispaces.com/

Belmont County
Briar Wood Rd. (view from roadside only)
http://ohioebirdhotspots.wikispaces.com/Briar+Wood+Road
Piedmont Lake--Piedmont Lake Rd.
http://ohioebirdhotspots.wikispaces.com/Piedmont+Lake--Piedmont+Lake+Road
Piedmont Lake--Piedmont Marina
http://ohioebirdhotspots.wikispaces.com/Piedmont+Lake--Piedmont+Marina
Piedmont Lake--West Boyd Hall Rd.
http://ohioebirdhotspots.wikispaces.com/Piedmont+Lake--West+Boyd+Hall+Road

Clinton County
Sugar Grove Cemetery
http://ohioebirdhotspots.wikispaces.com/Sugar+Grove+Cemetery

Cuyahoga County
Forest Hill Park--East Cleveland
http://ohioebirdhotspots.wikispaces.com/Forest+Hill+Park--East+Cleveland

Greene County
Charleton Mill Rd. Covered Bridge
http://ohioebirdhotspots.wikispaces.com/Charleton+Mill+Road+Covered+Bridge
Friend Cemetery
http://ohioebirdhotspots.wikispaces.com/Friend+Cemetery
Grape Grove Cemetery
http://ohioebirdhotspots.wikispaces.com/Grape+Grove+Cemetery
Paintersville New Jasper Rd. Cemetery
http://ohioebirdhotspots.wikispaces.com/Paintersville+New+Jasper+Road+Cemetery
Stevenson Cemetery
http://ohioebirdhotspots.wikispaces.com/Stevenson+Cemetery
Stevenson Rd. Covered Bridge
http://ohioebirdhotspots.wikispaces.com/Stevenson+Road+Covered+Bridge

Lake County
Overlook Beach Park
http://ohioebirdhotspots.wikispaces.com/Overlook+Beach+Park
Riverside Commons Dr.
http://ohioebirdhotspots.wikispaces.com/Riverside+Commons+Drive

Ken Ostermiller
eBird Hotspot reviewer for Ohio

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Date: 12/10/17 3:13 am
From: John Herman <hermancfr52...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] Clear Fork Reservoir gulls
Clear Fork Reservoir for gulls is much like Alum Creek reservoir or other
reservoirs relatively near landfills. To see Lesser Black-backed or other
gulls, a birder needs to be at the reservoir the last two hours of daylight
before sunset. The gulls spend most of the daylight at the landfills and
come into the reservoir just before dark. At other times of the day, few
gulls are present.
Looks like there may be only a few days left before northern Ohio
reservoirs freeze, with low temperatures Tuesday night being brutal.
John Herman

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Date: 12/9/17 7:10 pm
From: Robert Thorn <robthorn6...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] DublinSciotoGorge,12-09:BaldEagles,herons,ducks
I spent much of the morning in parks along the Scioto River here, and the
recent cold temps have started to drive birds into this long gorge along
the River in Dublin. I stopped at O'Shaughnessy Dam, Twin Lakes,
Amberleigh Park, Donegal Cliffs, and Kiwanis (joined by Brian Ellyson at
these last 2 spots), and found many more birds down along the river than
away from it. The dam, Amberleigh, and Kiwanis, especially, had
concentrations of birds. Included were;

waterfowl - not much beyond Mallards and geese, but a few Hooded Mergansers
were at several areas

Herons - Great Blues were at many spots along the river; the roost below
the dam had at least 10 birds early in the morning.

Bald Eagles - an immature flew past at Kiwanis, and an adult was a bit
further up river

Hawks - Kiwanis had 1 Red-shouldered and 2 Red-tails, while Donegal Cliffs
had 1 Cooper's

BrownCreepers - scarce; could only find one (at Donegal Cliffs)

Wrens - LOTS of Carolinas, along with 2 Winter Wrens: 1 at Amberleigh,
another at Kiwanis

E.Bluebirds - small numbers at several different stops, never more than 3.

AmericanRobins - flocks at several places, working over the last of the
honeysuckle berries, as well as foraging for bugs and fallen fruits in the
leaf litter.

Cedar Waxwings - small flocks in many places; biggest was 40+ next to the
Emerald Pkwy bridge

Warblers - only Yellow-rumps, but had 1-2 at many different spots.

Sparrows - nothing out of the ordinary, but lots of flocks of White-throats
along the river

Blackbirds - not a single bird was seen in this area

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Date: 12/9/17 3:52 pm
From: Peggy Wang <00000454f4164bea-dmarc-request...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] Holmes Cty Snowy, funk bottoms
The Holmes Cty Snowy Owl was seen well today at the same farm. At one point, it flew to another farm & perched on a rooftop about 1/4 mile away, then flew back. Also had a pair of Red-taileds, a kestrel & one TV. Did not see the N Harrier that had been interacting w/the owl the last time I was here.

The owner continues to be v welcoming & there are signs thanking birders for being respectful of his property & the Owl. Let’s make sure we continue to be welcome here. Of note, there is a sign-in sheet as well as a donation box by the first barns you come to.

Just a reminder, as posted previously, the owner has requested no visitors tomorrow until 1pm.

I went home via Funk Bottoms hoping to see some Short-eared Owls but no luck. I did have a few more kestrels along the way and was v happy to have a close flyby of about 30 Tundra Swans, calling—wonderful.

Many ducks on the far shore of the ponds but I was tired of being cold so I didn’t scan them. No Sandhills seen or heard.

Peggy Wang
Hudson

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Date: 12/9/17 3:51 pm
From: Joe Faulkner <joeinthewoods...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] Short eared owl, perry county
This Saturday we found only one short eared owl at the rehoboth reclaimation area in Perry County which we call the “Perry County Wilds”. It was 28 degrees, windy and snowing, not the best conditions for birding. None the less, there was at least one owl.

Joe Faulkner
Somerset, Ohio
Perry county
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Date: 12/9/17 1:34 pm
From: Jonny Reinhard <jdreinhard15...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds]
While coming home from town, I got to see about 8-10 short-eared owls
fighting with some northern harriers. It was the first time I have
ever seen some short-eared owls.

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Date: 12/9/17 11:49 am
From: Eric Elvert <Elvert1980...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] Surf scoter...Dayton
There is a female type surf scoter at Eastwood metropark in dayton. The bird is currently in the little lake on the south side down the gravel road.

Eric Elvert
Dayton, Ohio

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Date: 12/9/17 10:04 am
From: orink <orink...>
Subject: Re: [Ohio-birds] Fairport Harbor Snowy
Hi, Mary: I noticed your post because I enjoy looking for Owls, and Woodpeckers. I grew up around Akron and the Cuyahoga River. I think your thinking is right on target. Here in northern Illinois, we mostly have flat farmlands. I drive around in the mornings and evenings looking for Snowy Owls in the colder months. A few years ago, I was driving along an east/west road after a series of snowstorms, and the plows had cleared the roads, piling up about 5 foot drifts along the south side of the road. I usually travel about 15 miles an hour on the less-trafficked roads looking for Snowy Owl sightings. As I approached a low point in the road, I noticed that some melting had started and a section of the road in front of me had a trail of ice about nine feet wide running across the road from the plowed snow drift to my south. As I hit the ice, it started cracking with loud noises. A flash of white flew up my right beyond the drifts. I stopped, backed up, and got out to look across the snow drift. Out about 40 feet in the field, two snowy owls looked back at me. Having my ever-present camersa, I took a few pics over the top of the car. One spotted, one very white... Hmmm, thought I, perhaps a pair? I didn't stay long as my assumption was that they had been hunkering down on the south side of the drift to get out of the wind. By their only flying forty feet before landing, and looking back at me, I imagined that they were thinking, "I wish he would leave so we can go back to our little shelter from the wind." So, I did, but the next day, I came back, and checked out the south side of the snow drift. There were certainly many small crevices in the snow drift where they could have escaped the wind. Since then, I make a special effort to watch the prevailing winds, and any local geographic bluffs, or hills, or snow banks along the backroads. I will attempt to attach a photo to this reply.
As Ever, Orin Keplinger in Boone county, near Chicago.

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Subject: [Ohio-birds] Fairport Harbor Snowy
Date: Sat, 9 Dec 2017 14:29:48 +0000

Good morning.My daughter and I drove out to Fairport Harbor late Friday afternoon to try again for a snowy owl -- nothing on the beach so headed to Fairport Nursery Rd just after 4:30.  As we turned the curve coming from the west, we spotted an owl fly south across the road at the west end of the landfill.  On the drive home, I got to wondering how consistently that owl is hunkering down on the north (lake) side during the day and then moving to the south side of the road and the larger area of the landfill to hunt in the evening.  Might be a strategy for future stakeout/searchs?  Just saying.
Mary HueyWilloughbyLake County

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Date: 12/9/17 8:17 am
From: Ann Marie Halal <000004f3833d447e-dmarc-request...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] Snowy Owl - Fairport Harbor - Lake County
Fairport Nursery Road. Present on north side, perched on green chain link fence near 40 mph sign. 11 am Saturday. 
Ann Marie Halal


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Date: 12/9/17 6:30 am
From: Mary Huey <mary.huey...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] Fairport Harbor Snowy
Good morning.My daughter and I drove out to Fairport Harbor late Friday afternoon to try again for a snowy owl -- nothing on the beach so headed to Fairport Nursery Rd just after 4:30.  As we turned the curve coming from the west, we spotted an owl fly south across the road at the west end of the landfill.  On the drive home, I got to wondering how consistently that owl is hunkering down on the north (lake) side during the day and then moving to the south side of the road and the larger area of the landfill to hunt in the evening.  Might be a strategy for future stakeout/searchs?  Just saying.
Mary HueyWilloughbyLake County

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Date: 12/9/17 6:27 am
From: Peters, Jeffrey L. <jeffrey.peters...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds]
Reported this morning at 8 am behind the museum.

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Has anyone seen the King Eider recently?
Robert ChadwickFranklin County, Kentucky

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Date: 12/9/17 6:26 am
From: Phil Sisto <pmsisto...>
Subject: Re: [Ohio-birds] Snowy Owl Whiskey Island Marina
This owl continues at the same location this morning, 12/9, as of 9AM.

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On Dec 8, 2017, at 11:42, jen brumfield <elfin_skimmer...><mailto:<elfin_skimmer...>> wrote:

An immature Snowy Owl is hunkered down on the small rock break wall on the north side of whiskey Island Marina, visible easily from Wendy Park

Jen Brumfield
Cleveland, Ohio
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Date: 12/9/17 6:05 am
From: Robert Chadwick <000004f259c526f5-dmarc-request...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds]
Has anyone seen the King Eider recently?
Robert ChadwickFranklin County, Kentucky

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Date: 12/8/17 6:43 pm
From: Darlene Sillick <azuretrails...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] Dec 31 OHOS CBC
The O'Shaughnessey Christmas Bird Count is Sunday Dec 31 and takes in
northwest Columbus, including areas of Franklin, Delaware and Union
Counties. Highlights are the Scioto River areas,

Glacier Ridge Metro Park, Deer Haven and Blues Creek and Liberty Park and
Twin Lakes area to name a few Highlights. We hope to have teams formed
before Dec. 20.

Please reach out to myself or Kyle as we are forming teams now. We usually
have about 70 helping on count day.




The O'Shaughnessy Reservoir Christmas Bird Count is centered at 40.2167
degrees North x -83.2167 degrees West, which is in Union County just
northwest of the

intersection of Watkins Road (CR 104) and State Road (CR 96). The count
circle includes much of the O'Shaughnessy Reservoir, suburban Dublin, and
rural areas.




Hope to hear from you! We meet at 7am Dec. 31 at the Wendy's at Dublin Rd
and Glick Rd. We return by about 5pm to the Iacano's in Shawnee Hills on
Dublin Road north of Glick.



We welcome backyard bird feeder counters too.



Darlene Sillick (<azuretrails...>
<mailto:<azuretrails...> ) or

Kyle Davis (<kmdavis...> <mailto:<kmdavis...> )














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Date: 12/8/17 12:29 pm
From: Eli Miller <elimm...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] FW: Snowy Owl Holmes County
The Snowy Owl continues to be easily seen at the Orris Wengerd residence at 4287 CR207, Millersburg. The Wengerds thank the birding community for the politeness & respect that has been shown during this time both to the property/ signs & the bird & look forward to having more people stop in to see it. They ask to have no visitors on Sunday, Dec. 10 before 1:00 P.M. then it is open again after that.

Bird on!
Eli Miller

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Sent: Friday, November 24, 2017 7:36 PM
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Subject: FW: Snowy Owl Holmes County

The Snowy Owl has been more reliable the last two days hanging around between 4117 CR207 & 4287 CR207. It was seen hunting successfully from both places tonight at dusk. Birders are welcome at both locations.

Eli

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Sent: Wednesday, November 22, 2017 1:56 PM
To: '<OHIO-BIRDS...>' <OHIO-BIRDS...><mailto:<OHIO-BIRDS...>>
Subject: Snowy Owl Holmes County

There is a Snowy Owl between Berlin & Winesburg close to the intersection of TR652 & US62 now. It was first visible this morning from Four Corners Furniture (and found by their employees) along TR652 then moved a little and was visible from US62 just south of the intersection a little bit ago. It is on the west side of TR652.

Good luck,
Eli Miller

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Date: 12/8/17 11:57 am
From: Doug Overacker <cdoveracker...>
Subject: Re: [Ohio-birds] Clark County - Empidonax Flycatcher
Hi Everyone,

I'm glad I created some excitement on a cold day. To get to where I found
the bird, turn off Croft Road toward the Corps of Engineers office. Almost
immediately you will see a road off to the left that goes to the Crabill
House. It was just down that road a little ways in the trees and shrubs on
the left or west. With the sun shining from the east it was feeding in the
sunniest areas. There is parking a little farther along the main road. It
did make any sound at all that we heard.

Doug Overacker
Springfield, Ohio

-----Original Message-----
From: Tim Spahr [mailto:<tspahr44...>]
Sent: Friday, December 08, 2017 2:36 PM
To: Doug Overacker
Cc: <OHIO-BIRDS...>
Subject: Re: [Ohio-birds] Clark County - Empidonax Flycatcher


Doug, this is an outstanding find!

Please, in addition to taking (these great!) photos please record any call
notes the bird gives. This may help us with the identification, as many
empids can be separated out on call note alone.

good birding!

Tim Spahr



On Fri, Dec 8, 2017 at 11:21 AM, Doug Overacker <cdoveracker...>
wrote:


Julie Karlson and I were birding at Buck Creek State Park this morning and
almost back to the car when we spotted a bird moving in the brush. We looked
and were very surprised to see an Empidonax flycatcher. I told Julie to
watch it while I ran back to the car to get my camera. I got back and we
found the bird again and followed it for several minutes and I took pictures
of the bird. We called Brian Menker and Larry Jeanblanc and they both
arrived in a little while. We had lost the bird but a few minutes later we
spotted it again but only for half a minute. We drove home and I looked at
my pictures. It pumped its tail up but otherwise acted like a flycatcher.
Julie saw it find a caterpillar so it was finding food. I have posted
several pictures on eBird. I would appreciate any ideas on what species it
is. My best guess is Yellow-bellied, Cordilleran, or Pacific Slope since it
was very green on the back. Here is a link to the eBird list.
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/
<http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S40972223> checklist/S40972223

Doug Overacker
Springfield, Ohio

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Date: 12/8/17 11:36 am
From: Tim Spahr <tspahr44...>
Subject: Re: [Ohio-birds] Clark County - Empidonax Flycatcher
Doug, this is an outstanding find!

Please, in addition to taking (these great!) photos please record any call
notes the bird gives. This may help us with the identification, as many
empids can be separated out on call note alone.

good birding!

Tim Spahr



On Fri, Dec 8, 2017 at 11:21 AM, Doug Overacker <cdoveracker...>
wrote:

> Julie Karlson and I were birding at Buck Creek State Park this morning and
> almost back to the car when we spotted a bird moving in the brush. We
> looked
> and were very surprised to see an Empidonax flycatcher. I told Julie to
> watch it while I ran back to the car to get my camera. I got back and we
> found the bird again and followed it for several minutes and I took
> pictures
> of the bird. We called Brian Menker and Larry Jeanblanc and they both
> arrived in a little while. We had lost the bird but a few minutes later we
> spotted it again but only for half a minute. We drove home and I looked at
> my pictures. It pumped its tail up but otherwise acted like a flycatcher.
> Julie saw it find a caterpillar so it was finding food. I have posted
> several pictures on eBird. I would appreciate any ideas on what species it
> is. My best guess is Yellow-bellied, Cordilleran, or Pacific Slope since it
> was very green on the back. Here is a link to the eBird list.
> http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S40972223
>
> Doug Overacker
> Springfield, Ohio
>
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Date: 12/8/17 10:52 am
From: David Ackerman <ackey123...>
Subject: Re: [Ohio-birds] Clark County - Empidonax Flycatcher
My first impression is Cordilleran but the more I look at it I think it's a
Yellow-bellied. It would make more sense from a migratory standpoint as
well.

On Fri, Dec 8, 2017 at 11:21 AM, Doug Overacker <cdoveracker...>
wrote:

> Julie Karlson and I were birding at Buck Creek State Park this morning and
> almost back to the car when we spotted a bird moving in the brush. We
> looked
> and were very surprised to see an Empidonax flycatcher. I told Julie to
> watch it while I ran back to the car to get my camera. I got back and we
> found the bird again and followed it for several minutes and I took
> pictures
> of the bird. We called Brian Menker and Larry Jeanblanc and they both
> arrived in a little while. We had lost the bird but a few minutes later we
> spotted it again but only for half a minute. We drove home and I looked at
> my pictures. It pumped its tail up but otherwise acted like a flycatcher.
> Julie saw it find a caterpillar so it was finding food. I have posted
> several pictures on eBird. I would appreciate any ideas on what species it
> is. My best guess is Yellow-bellied, Cordilleran, or Pacific Slope since it
> was very green on the back. Here is a link to the eBird list.
> http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S40972223
>
> Doug Overacker
> Springfield, Ohio
>
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Date: 12/8/17 10:25 am
From: Douglas Bohanan <bhern34...>
Subject: Re: [Ohio-birds] Snowy owl.. Dayton
No Snowy but there is a Rough-legged Hawk in a tree by the river in the park

Sent from my iPhone

> On Dec 8, 2017, at 11:14 AM, Peters, Jeffrey L. <jeffrey.peters...> wrote:
>
> As far as I'm aware, only negative reports so far.
>
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> Subject: Re: [Ohio-birds] Snowy owl.. Dayton
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> Any idea if it is still there this morning (Friday 12-8)?
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Date: 12/8/17 9:09 am
From: Daniel Kempf <dvkempf...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] Clark County - Empidonax Flycatcher
Where in Buck Creek SP did you see this bird? Thanks.

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Date: 12/8/17 8:47 am
From: Sheryl Young <000001163286a6c4-dmarc-request...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] Firelands CBC, Dec 16
The Firelands CBC will be held Saturday, December 16.  It covers some good birding sites in Erie and Huron Counties.  Our circle can be viewed at http://www.firelandsaudubonsociety.org/home/bernhardt-100-bird-count
We especially need birders for the Huron Co areas of our circle.
 
If interested, please contact me at this address or at <firelandsaudubon...>
 
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Date: 12/8/17 8:42 am
From: jen brumfield <elfin_skimmer...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] Snowy Owl Whiskey Island Marina
An immature Snowy Owl is hunkered down on the small rock break wall on the north side of whiskey Island Marina, visible easily from Wendy Park

Jen Brumfield
Cleveland, Ohio
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Date: 12/8/17 8:22 am
From: Doug Overacker <cdoveracker...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] Clark County - Empidonax Flycatcher
Julie Karlson and I were birding at Buck Creek State Park this morning and
almost back to the car when we spotted a bird moving in the brush. We looked
and were very surprised to see an Empidonax flycatcher. I told Julie to
watch it while I ran back to the car to get my camera. I got back and we
found the bird again and followed it for several minutes and I took pictures
of the bird. We called Brian Menker and Larry Jeanblanc and they both
arrived in a little while. We had lost the bird but a few minutes later we
spotted it again but only for half a minute. We drove home and I looked at
my pictures. It pumped its tail up but otherwise acted like a flycatcher.
Julie saw it find a caterpillar so it was finding food. I have posted
several pictures on eBird. I would appreciate any ideas on what species it
is. My best guess is Yellow-bellied, Cordilleran, or Pacific Slope since it
was very green on the back. Here is a link to the eBird list.
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S40972223

Doug Overacker
Springfield, Ohio

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Date: 12/8/17 8:14 am
From: Peters, Jeffrey L. <jeffrey.peters...>
Subject: Re: [Ohio-birds] Snowy owl.. Dayton
As far as I'm aware, only negative reports so far.

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Any idea if it is still there this morning (Friday 12-8)?

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Date: 12/8/17 6:44 am
From: Scott Hammond <shammond56...>
Subject: Re: [Ohio-birds] Snowy owl.. Dayton
Any idea if it is still there this morning (Friday 12-8)?

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Date: 12/8/17 6:35 am
From: George Novosel <geocoyote1229...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds]
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Date: 12/7/17 5:55 pm
From: Regina Schieltz <reginasch54...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] Darke Co. Sandhills
Carol Hathaway reported about 3:30 p.m. that about 300 cranes flew over the
area south of Greenville of rt. 36 this afternoon.

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Date: 12/7/17 3:22 pm
From: Donald Morse, Jr. <donaldthebirder...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] King Eider back at Chilo, Clermont Co.
Just FYI, it is reported by a birder on the Audubon Society of Ohio
(Cincinnati Chapter of Audubon) that the King Eider is back on the Ohio
River at Chilo Lock #34 Park in front of the museum at 3pm today.

----
Donald Morse Jr.
New Richmond, OH

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Date: 12/7/17 12:00 pm
From: Eric Elvert <Elvert1980...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] Snowy owl.. Dayton
There is currently a snowy owl sitting on the bank of the Great Miami river off of Verterans Blvd between Stewart st and Washington st in downtown Dayton. Found by Kevin Meyers earlier today.

Eric Elvert
Dayton, oh

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Date: 12/7/17 11:34 am
From: Bev Walborn <bevwalborn...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] Snowy Owl, Cuyahoga County, Lakefront Reservation Edgewater Marina
At 1:45 p.m. a Snowy Owl was seen on the break wall just west of the boat
ramps at Cleveland Metroparks Lakefront Reservation, Edgewater Marina. Can
be seen with binoculars but a scope will provide better views.

Bev Walborn

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Date: 12/7/17 10:51 am
From: Eli Miller <elimm...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] Snowy Owl Wayne County
A Snowy Owl was found this morning at Mohawk Lumber at 2698 S. Carr Rd. Applecreek.

Good luck,
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Date: 12/7/17 10:48 am
From: Kevin Myers <kmyers1...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] Snowy Owl - Dayton, Montgomery County
At 1:15 p.m. I observed a Snowy Owl perched on a light fixture for
eastbound Route 35 just east of I-75 on the southwest side of downtown
Dayton.

I was able to get very good looks at the bird from Veterans Parkway that
runs along the east side of the Great Miami River.

I recommend viewing from Veterans Parkway, just south of Route 35, behind
the RTA facility.

Given the extensive black barring in the bird's plumage, it is likely an
immature female.

Kevin

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Date: 12/7/17 7:02 am
From: Brian Menker <00000181ea064de6-dmarc-request...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] Sandhill Cranes on the move-Clark County
Birders in western Ohio May want to keep an eye and ear out for Sandhill Cranes.
A flock of 22 flew over the south end of Buck Creek State Park and then Old Reid Park headed southeast at about 9:30 this morning. This is in Clark County, just northeast of Springfield.

Brian Menker
Dayton/Springfield
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Date: 12/7/17 5:35 am
From: Paul Graham <paulgraham...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] Red-Winged Blackbirds
I have a small flock (15-20 birds; hard to get a count) in the yard right now singing and chattering & feeding

Paul Graham
Worthington- Franklin Co.

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Date: 12/6/17 5:07 pm
From: Randy Rowe <rowe926...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] Snowy owls and Project Snowstorm
With the recent discussion about viewing snowy owls and the number of
recent snowy owl sightings in Ohio and other Great Lakes areas, birders
might want to watch the *Project Snowstorm* website for information on
snowy owls:

http://www.projectsnowstorm.org/posts/new-season-report-arctic/

The interesting thing about the most recent blog on this site is that large
numbers of snowy owls nested this past summer in northern Quebec. This same
thing occurred four years ago, the last time that large numbers of snowies
came our way the following winter. It could be an interesting winter for
snowies!

Randy Rowe, Wooster

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Date: 12/6/17 1:54 pm
From: Jonny Reinhard <jdreinhard15...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] Lark sparrow in Paulding County.
While driving on 111 I got to see what I thought was a Lark sparrow.
My first ever Lark sparrow.

On 12/5/17, Dawn Hewitt <hewitt...> wrote:
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> favorite birding hotspots in Ohio. Ten is a challenge, I know!
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Date: 12/6/17 12:52 pm
From: Bill Whan <billwhan...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] snowy owls
I want to acknowledge the many thoughtful replies I got to my rant on
birders and snowy owls. I wish I could pass along the information I
received, but most of it was private and off Ohio-birds. Two
photographers actually mentioned Susan Sontag! Suffice it to say I've
broadened my outlook on the topic, and enjoyed conversation with some
thoughtful birders. More people than I thought observed owls to learn
from them, rather than just taking and ticking the birds. May they
educate the rest of us!
Bill Whan

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Date: 12/6/17 12:16 pm
From: Nancy Howell <NHowell...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] Lakewood Christmas Bird Count
Birders and friends,

Many other Christmas Bird Counts have had their shout out, but don't forget the Lakewood (West side of Cleveland) Christmas Bird Count scheduled for Saturday, December 30. This count is sponsored by Western Cuyahoga Audubon. Count Circle map and more information can be found at https://www.wcaudubon.org/news-blog/118th-annual-audubon-christmas-bird-count-lakewood-circle-2017. While much of the area is urban and suburban, there is extensive area along Lake Erie, several portions of the Cleveland Metroparks are included and surprises do crop up whether it is at a neighborhood feeder, a cemetery or along the lakefront. Consider joining one of our groups. Please contact me as the compiler for this count at <nancyhowell...><mailto:<nancyhowell...>. Thank you.


Nancy J. Howell
In-House Education Coordinator/Museum Educator
The Cleveland Museum of Natural History
1 Wade Oval Drive
Cleveland, OH 44106
T 216.231.4600 x. 3225
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Date: 12/6/17 8:48 am
From: Donald Morse, Jr. <donaldthebirder...>
Subject: Re: [Ohio-birds] Eider still present?
This from Steve Barnett:

As of 11:10 am, 12/06/17, no sighting of the King Eider at Chilo 34 Lock &
Dam.

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On Wed, Dec 6, 2017 at 8:42 AM, Ricardo Garcia <ryi.mexi.kanz...>
wrote:

> Does anyone know if the king eider is still on the Ohio River at Crooked
> Run, today December 6?
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Date: 12/6/17 8:01 am
From: Brian <brian0918...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] Summit Co - Springfield Lake, Glaucous Gull
This morning in the mix of gulls on Springfield Lake, I found a LBBG, as
well as a young Glaucous Gull. It was at least as large as nearby HERG,
bleached white all over, pinkish bill with a dark tip.

There may be other rarities, but I didn't have enough time (or skill) to
check them all. They all flew off around 8:15.

The Glaucous was a new life bird for me, and #200 this year for Summit
County. Thanks to Kent Miller for the tip!

Brian Tinker

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Date: 12/6/17 7:16 am
From: Bill Whan <billwhan...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] more advice about owls
Good advice on viewing snowy owls comes from Project Snow Storm at
http://www.projectsnowstorm.org/snowy-owl-etiquette/

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Date: 12/6/17 7:09 am
From: Bill Whan <billwhan...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] walking up on snowies
I'm glad my post elicited responses from readers here. Lots of
respondents made their feelings known, and I got some truly thoughtful
and persuasive (both ways!) responses from some folks. I'd share some of
the latter here, though they didn't come via public lists. I felt it was
useful from many perspectives to rehearse the winter ritual of walking
up on owls and to remind folks to be thoughtful.
Most raptors--especially those from the far north--aren't used to being
scrutinized by human animals, and probably don't understand our gaze,
but smaller birds are more likely to interpret it as a call to lunch,
with them as the menu. Snowies who get down to Ohio are often naive
youngsters, and may regard us as something like large common animals
like deer wearing OSU caps, who are not predators. I hope that other
readers stirred by the thoughts involved will act accordingly.
Bill Whan

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Date: 12/6/17 6:03 am
From: Doug Overacker <cdoveracker...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] Clark County CBC
We will be holding our CBC in Clark County on Friday, December 15. We would
welcome anyone that would like to participate. We will be meeting at the
southwest corner of the dam at Buck Creek State Park at 7:30 AM. This is at
the corner of Croft Road and Robert Eastman Road. We will split up to bird
all morning and then lunch will be provided at the Corps of Engineers
maintenance building. Anyone that is interested can also go out in the
afternoon.

Doug Overacker
Springfield, Ohio

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Date: 12/6/17 5:43 am
From: Ricardo Garcia <ryi.mexi.kanz...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] Eider still present?
Does anyone know if the king eider is still on the Ohio River at Crooked
Run, today December 6?

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Date: 12/5/17 6:09 pm
From: Eric Felton <000004f166fc2bfd-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Re: [Ohio-birds] Photographing snowies
Well said Steve

Sent from my iPhone

> On Dec 5, 2017, at 9:00 PM, Steve Cagan <steve...> wrote:
>
> Hey all, sorry about the repetition—for some reason I seem to have had a harder time than usual responding to ohio-birds mails. Maybe it’s because I’m out of state :-) Anyway, along with my apologies if this also got repeated, here’s what I wanted to say to reply to Bill’s post:
>
> Bill,
>
> For me the more interesting question here is not about the birds, but about photography. As someone whose work is photography about social and environmental conditions and issues, I’m interested in the medium not just for self-expression, but for communication. And that has required me to think about a number of theoretical, critical and ethical issues—I’ve published and lectured about these issues, and for one happy period had the opportunity to teach about them at the university level.
>
> Despite what Susan Sontag expressed many years ago, lots of people use photographs as aids to memory and to help communicate to others about their experiences. When someone says they like a picture on Facebook, they don’t mean that they necessarily like the picture—they like the content—they like to see pictures of their friends, activities of interest, and so on.
>
> Photography has changed the way we remember and communicate. There’s the old joke about two people who meet, one with a grandchild in a stroller: “What a beautiful grandchild you have!” “Ah, this is nothing, you should see the pictures!”
>
> But on a more serious note, we now (and I’d argue that this goes back to the beginnings of photography)use photographs to show we were there—this may not be cons ious, but I’m convinced it’s part of what goes on. Why does anyone take a picture of the Eiffel Tower, when you can buy a postcard with a picture that’s probably better? Because taking the picture yourself shows that you were there. In a more positive interpretation, it’s a piece of what you use to share the experience with the people you show the picture to. It’s part of the process of reliving and sharing—in this sense, photographs have not only an obvious iconic function, but almost one of being a relic of the experience (In this sense, I’ve had the very emotional experience in Nicaragua of people showing me “the only picture I have of her,” a daughter killed by the Somoza dictatorship, that had been handled so much the emulsion was worn—you couldn’t see anything. But it was still “a picture of her.)
>
> So the photo becomes an element in a social interaction—when someone shows me their admittedly not-very-engaging picture of the snowy owl they saw, I don’t care much about the picture as picture—it’s part of their telling me about how great it was to see the bird. And that seems real to me.
>
> We have some terrific bird photographers in Ohio, people whose images are both esthetically engaging and helpful in understanding and appreciating our environment. I admire their work a lot, though my bird photography is very different. But those are not the only functions that photography serves.
>
> Sorry if this sounded like pontificating, but I find these issues interesting, and little opportunity where I live to discuss the, But, as they used to say on Law and Order, you opened the door.
>
> Best wishes,
>
> Steve
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Date: 12/5/17 6:00 pm
From: Steve Cagan <steve...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] Photographing snowies
Hey all, sorry about the repetition—for some reason I seem to have had a harder time than usual responding to ohio-birds mails. Maybe it’s because I’m out of state :-) Anyway, along with my apologies if this also got repeated, here’s what I wanted to say to reply to Bill’s post:

Bill,

For me the more interesting question here is not about the birds, but about photography. As someone whose work is photography about social and environmental conditions and issues, I’m interested in the medium not just for self-expression, but for communication. And that has required me to think about a number of theoretical, critical and ethical issues—I’ve published and lectured about these issues, and for one happy period had the opportunity to teach about them at the university level.

Despite what Susan Sontag expressed many years ago, lots of people use photographs as aids to memory and to help communicate to others about their experiences. When someone says they like a picture on Facebook, they don’t mean that they necessarily like the picture—they like the content—they like to see pictures of their friends, activities of interest, and so on.

Photography has changed the way we remember and communicate. There’s the old joke about two people who meet, one with a grandchild in a stroller: “What a beautiful grandchild you have!” “Ah, this is nothing, you should see the pictures!”

But on a more serious note, we now (and I’d argue that this goes back to the beginnings of photography)use photographs to show we were there—this may not be cons ious, but I’m convinced it’s part of what goes on. Why does anyone take a picture of the Eiffel Tower, when you can buy a postcard with a picture that’s probably better? Because taking the picture yourself shows that you were there. In a more positive interpretation, it’s a piece of what you use to share the experience with the people you show the picture to. It’s part of the process of reliving and sharing—in this sense, photographs have not only an obvious iconic function, but almost one of being a relic of the experience (In this sense, I’ve had the very emotional experience in Nicaragua of people showing me “the only picture I have of her,” a daughter killed by the Somoza dictatorship, that had been handled so much the emulsion was worn—you couldn’t see anything. But it was still “a picture of her.)

So the photo becomes an element in a social interaction—when someone shows me their admittedly not-very-engaging picture of the snowy owl they saw, I don’t care much about the picture as picture—it’s part of their telling me about how great it was to see the bird. And that seems real to me.

We have some terrific bird photographers in Ohio, people whose images are both esthetically engaging and helpful in understanding and appreciating our environment. I admire their work a lot, though my bird photography is very different. But those are not the only functions that photography serves.

Sorry if this sounded like pontificating, but I find these issues interesting, and little opportunity where I live to discuss the, But, as they used to say on Law and Order, you opened the door.

Best wishes,

Steve
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Date: 12/5/17 5:53 pm
From: Steve Cagan <steve...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] Photographing snowies
It seems this season is a poor one for raptors in the north, and those
of us who live in warmer climes are seeing more of them now. "Birders"
with cameras find them irresistible as photo subjects.
But there must be a zillion photos out there of owls staring at the
photographer, usually in the wide-open settings where they most often
look for lunch. All these photos look pretty much alike alike; once in a
while a photo might be taken of an owl with bloodied talons or even dead
prey, but they tend to retreat to eat. Photos of such subjects are
sought after, even if they are pretty much of identical birds in
identical settings.
I can imagine that owls, if they could and cared to observe humans,
would notice field characteristics--colorful 'plumages,' typical
postures and approaches, but potentials that might be dangerous.
Unlikelier than a tasty warm or vole, humans clumsily tend to hold to
their faces glassy instruments. Humans have an anxious tendency to edge
closer and closer to owls, all too often until they become unwelcome.
By searching the internet it is easy for us humans to find innumerable
snowy owl photos. But that seems not enough. We want to see our 'own'
owls, in our 'own' place, even though it is almost always
indistinguishable. Each birder must share his or her 'own' identical
image, tedious as it must be, of a snowy perched on a beach, looking
suspiciously toward the camera.
This is a lot more boring than stamp-collecting, but we seem
drawn to share out OWN versions of the standard photo. This is just a
bit strange, and always tedious for folks who view the results; it is
something the owls too put up with, even if carefully undertaken.
--Bill Whan


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Date: 12/5/17 12:51 pm
From: Ohio Birder <ohiobirder...>
Subject: Re: [Ohio-birds] Photographing snowies
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From: Ohio birds [mailto:<OHIO-BIRDS...>] On Behalf Of KBPhotoshop
Sent: Tuesday, December 05, 2017 2:34 PM
To: <OHIO-BIRDS...>
Subject: Re: [Ohio-birds] Photographing snowies

I agree with Alex, Ed, Sue and hundreds of other folks who photograph wildlife. Stop public shaming of birder/photogs. I suggest you put down the bins and pick up a camera to appreciate our passion. like you we love Nature too


On Tue, Dec 5, 2017 at 12:38 PM, Sue Johnson <suzyj2...> wrote:

> Thanks Alex.
>
> On Dec 5, 2017 12:33 PM, "Alex Eberts" <aeberts33...> wrote:
>
> > Just curious if maybe we can stop the photographer bashing? There’s
> > zero reason to imply that birders with cameras are any less birders
> > than
> anyone
> > else. This isn’t the forum for it; it’s just unnecessary drama. Just
> > my
> two
> > cents.
> >
> > Alex
> >
> > > On Dec 5, 2017, at 9:56 AM, Bill Whan <billwhan...>
> wrote:
> > >
> > > It seems this season is a poor one for raptors in the north, and
> > > those of us who live in warmer climes are seeing more of them now. "Birders"
> > > with cameras find them irresistible as photo subjects.
> > > But there must be a zillion photos out there of owls staring
> > > at
> the
> > > photographer, usually in the wide-open settings where they most
> > > often look for lunch. All these photos look pretty much alike
> > > alike; once in
> a
> > > while a photo might be taken of an owl with bloodied talons or
> > > even
> dead
> > > prey, but they tend to retreat to eat. Photos of such subjects are
> > > sought after, even if they are pretty much of identical birds in
> > > identical settings.
> > > I can imagine that owls, if they could and cared to observe
> humans,
> > > would notice field characteristics--colorful 'plumages,' typical
> > > postures and approaches, but potentials that might be dangerous.
> > > Unlikelier than a tasty warm or vole, humans clumsily tend to hold
> > > to their faces glassy instruments. Humans have an anxious tendency
> > > to edge closer and closer to owls, all too often until they become unwelcome.
> > > By searching the internet it is easy for us humans to find
> > innumerable
> > > snowy owl photos. But that seems not enough. We want to see our 'own'
> > > owls, in our 'own' place, even though it is almost always
> > > indistinguishable. Each birder must share his or her 'own'
> > > identical image, tedious as it must be, of a snowy perched on a
> > > beach, looking suspiciously toward the camera.
> > > This is a lot more boring than stamp-collecting, but we seem
> > > drawn to share out OWN versions of the standard photo. This is
> > > just a bit strange, and always tedious for folks who view the
> > > results; it is something the owls too put up with, even if carefully undertaken.
> > > --Bill Whan
> > >
> > >
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Date: 12/5/17 11:34 am
From: KBPhotoshop <kenbusch1...>
Subject: Re: [Ohio-birds] Photographing snowies
I agree with Alex, Ed, Sue and hundreds of other folks who photograph
wildlife. Stop public shaming of birder/photogs. I suggest you put down the
bins and pick up a camera to appreciate our passion. like you we love
Nature too


On Tue, Dec 5, 2017 at 12:38 PM, Sue Johnson <suzyj2...> wrote:

> Thanks Alex.
>
> On Dec 5, 2017 12:33 PM, "Alex Eberts" <aeberts33...> wrote:
>
> > Just curious if maybe we can stop the photographer bashing? There’s zero
> > reason to imply that birders with cameras are any less birders than
> anyone
> > else. This isn’t the forum for it; it’s just unnecessary drama. Just my
> two
> > cents.
> >
> > Alex
> >
> > > On Dec 5, 2017, at 9:56 AM, Bill Whan <billwhan...>
> wrote:
> > >
> > > It seems this season is a poor one for raptors in the north, and those
> > > of us who live in warmer climes are seeing more of them now. "Birders"
> > > with cameras find them irresistible as photo subjects.
> > > But there must be a zillion photos out there of owls staring at
> the
> > > photographer, usually in the wide-open settings where they most often
> > > look for lunch. All these photos look pretty much alike alike; once in
> a
> > > while a photo might be taken of an owl with bloodied talons or even
> dead
> > > prey, but they tend to retreat to eat. Photos of such subjects are
> > > sought after, even if they are pretty much of identical birds in
> > > identical settings.
> > > I can imagine that owls, if they could and cared to observe
> humans,
> > > would notice field characteristics--colorful 'plumages,' typical
> > > postures and approaches, but potentials that might be dangerous.
> > > Unlikelier than a tasty warm or vole, humans clumsily tend to hold to
> > > their faces glassy instruments. Humans have an anxious tendency to edge
> > > closer and closer to owls, all too often until they become unwelcome.
> > > By searching the internet it is easy for us humans to find
> > innumerable
> > > snowy owl photos. But that seems not enough. We want to see our 'own'
> > > owls, in our 'own' place, even though it is almost always
> > > indistinguishable. Each birder must share his or her 'own' identical
> > > image, tedious as it must be, of a snowy perched on a beach, looking
> > > suspiciously toward the camera.
> > > This is a lot more boring than stamp-collecting, but we seem
> > > drawn to share out OWN versions of the standard photo. This is just a
> > > bit strange, and always tedious for folks who view the results; it is
> > > something the owls too put up with, even if carefully undertaken.
> > > --Bill Whan
> > >
> > >
> > > ______________________________________________________________________
> > >
> > > Ohio-birds mailing list, a service of the Ohio Ornithological Society.
> > > Please consider joining our Society, at www.ohiobirds.org/site/
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> > >
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Date: 12/5/17 9:54 am
From: Sue Johnson <suzyj2...>
Subject: Re: [Ohio-birds] Photographing snowies
Thanks Alex.

On Dec 5, 2017 12:33 PM, "Alex Eberts" <aeberts33...> wrote:

> Just curious if maybe we can stop the photographer bashing? There’s zero
> reason to imply that birders with cameras are any less birders than anyone
> else. This isn’t the forum for it; it’s just unnecessary drama. Just my two
> cents.
>
> Alex
>
> > On Dec 5, 2017, at 9:56 AM, Bill Whan <billwhan...> wrote:
> >
> > It seems this season is a poor one for raptors in the north, and those
> > of us who live in warmer climes are seeing more of them now. "Birders"
> > with cameras find them irresistible as photo subjects.
> > But there must be a zillion photos out there of owls staring at the
> > photographer, usually in the wide-open settings where they most often
> > look for lunch. All these photos look pretty much alike alike; once in a
> > while a photo might be taken of an owl with bloodied talons or even dead
> > prey, but they tend to retreat to eat. Photos of such subjects are
> > sought after, even if they are pretty much of identical birds in
> > identical settings.
> > I can imagine that owls, if they could and cared to observe humans,
> > would notice field characteristics--colorful 'plumages,' typical
> > postures and approaches, but potentials that might be dangerous.
> > Unlikelier than a tasty warm or vole, humans clumsily tend to hold to
> > their faces glassy instruments. Humans have an anxious tendency to edge
> > closer and closer to owls, all too often until they become unwelcome.
> > By searching the internet it is easy for us humans to find
> innumerable
> > snowy owl photos. But that seems not enough. We want to see our 'own'
> > owls, in our 'own' place, even though it is almost always
> > indistinguishable. Each birder must share his or her 'own' identical
> > image, tedious as it must be, of a snowy perched on a beach, looking
> > suspiciously toward the camera.
> > This is a lot more boring than stamp-collecting, but we seem
> > drawn to share out OWN versions of the standard photo. This is just a
> > bit strange, and always tedious for folks who view the results; it is
> > something the owls too put up with, even if carefully undertaken.
> > --Bill Whan
> >
> >
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Date: 12/5/17 9:53 am
From: Ed Foley <edfoley57...>
Subject: Re: [Ohio-birds] Photographing snowies
I concur with Alex. There isn't much difference between a telephoto lens and a spotting scope. A single inconsiderate birder, photographer or otherwise, can ruin the experience for everyone, but a conscientious photographer can get his shot causing no more disturbance to the owl than the farmer, jogger, dog walker etc. Let's all make an effort respect the bird, the landowner, and the locals.

Sent from my iPad

> On Dec 5, 2017, at 12:32 PM, Alex Eberts <aeberts33...> wrote:
>
> Just curious if maybe we can stop the photographer bashing? There’s zero reason to imply that birders with cameras are any less birders than anyone else. This isn’t the forum for it; it’s just unnecessary drama. Just my two cents.
>
> Alex
>
>> On Dec 5, 2017, at 9:56 AM, Bill Whan <billwhan...> wrote:
>>
>> It seems this season is a poor one for raptors in the north, and those
>> of us who live in warmer climes are seeing more of them now. "Birders"
>> with cameras find them irresistible as photo subjects.
>> But there must be a zillion photos out there of owls staring at the
>> photographer, usually in the wide-open settings where they most often
>> look for lunch. All these photos look pretty much alike alike; once in a
>> while a photo might be taken of an owl with bloodied talons or even dead
>> prey, but they tend to retreat to eat. Photos of such subjects are
>> sought after, even if they are pretty much of identical birds in
>> identical settings.
>> I can imagine that owls, if they could and cared to observe humans,
>> would notice field characteristics--colorful 'plumages,' typical
>> postures and approaches, but potentials that might be dangerous.
>> Unlikelier than a tasty warm or vole, humans clumsily tend to hold to
>> their faces glassy instruments. Humans have an anxious tendency to edge
>> closer and closer to owls, all too often until they become unwelcome.
>> By searching the internet it is easy for us humans to find innumerable
>> snowy owl photos. But that seems not enough. We want to see our 'own'
>> owls, in our 'own' place, even though it is almost always
>> indistinguishable. Each birder must share his or her 'own' identical
>> image, tedious as it must be, of a snowy perched on a beach, looking
>> suspiciously toward the camera.
>> This is a lot more boring than stamp-collecting, but we seem
>> drawn to share out OWN versions of the standard photo. This is just a
>> bit strange, and always tedious for folks who view the results; it is
>> something the owls too put up with, even if carefully undertaken.
>> --Bill Whan
>>
>>
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Date: 12/5/17 9:33 am
From: Alex Eberts <aeberts33...>
Subject: Re: [Ohio-birds] Photographing snowies
Just curious if maybe we can stop the photographer bashing? There’s zero reason to imply that birders with cameras are any less birders than anyone else. This isn’t the forum for it; it’s just unnecessary drama. Just my two cents.

Alex

> On Dec 5, 2017, at 9:56 AM, Bill Whan <billwhan...> wrote:
>
> It seems this season is a poor one for raptors in the north, and those
> of us who live in warmer climes are seeing more of them now. "Birders"
> with cameras find them irresistible as photo subjects.
> But there must be a zillion photos out there of owls staring at the
> photographer, usually in the wide-open settings where they most often
> look for lunch. All these photos look pretty much alike alike; once in a
> while a photo might be taken of an owl with bloodied talons or even dead
> prey, but they tend to retreat to eat. Photos of such subjects are
> sought after, even if they are pretty much of identical birds in
> identical settings.
> I can imagine that owls, if they could and cared to observe humans,
> would notice field characteristics--colorful 'plumages,' typical
> postures and approaches, but potentials that might be dangerous.
> Unlikelier than a tasty warm or vole, humans clumsily tend to hold to
> their faces glassy instruments. Humans have an anxious tendency to edge
> closer and closer to owls, all too often until they become unwelcome.
> By searching the internet it is easy for us humans to find innumerable
> snowy owl photos. But that seems not enough. We want to see our 'own'
> owls, in our 'own' place, even though it is almost always
> indistinguishable. Each birder must share his or her 'own' identical
> image, tedious as it must be, of a snowy perched on a beach, looking
> suspiciously toward the camera.
> This is a lot more boring than stamp-collecting, but we seem
> drawn to share out OWN versions of the standard photo. This is just a
> bit strange, and always tedious for folks who view the results; it is
> something the owls too put up with, even if carefully undertaken.
> --Bill Whan
>
>
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Date: 12/5/17 8:58 am
From: Michael Nierzejewski <bronko...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] Ashtabula Baltimore oriole
The adult male baltimore oriole made a brief return to the feeders today. Again, he stopped by around 845AM, perching briefly on a sunflower seed hopper, before taking off. Connie cut up an orange and put it out since the oriole and hummer feeders are already in storage. While we get regular visits from baltimore and orchard orioles during the summer, this has been unique in an otherwise slow season at the feeders.

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Date: 12/5/17 8:55 am
From: Dawn Hewitt <hewitt...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] Favorite birding hotspots in Ohio?
Ohio birders:

I would appreciate anyone who would care to send me a list of their top 10
favorite birding hotspots in Ohio. Ten is a challenge, I know!

Please do not reply to this message. Rather, send your list to
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Date: 12/5/17 8:07 am
From: Canterbury, Ronald (canterrd) <canterrd...>
Subject: Re: [Ohio-birds] Photographing snowies
Peggy et al:

That is indeed correct.
Ron

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From: Ohio birds [<OHIO-BIRDS...>] on behalf of Peggy Wang [<00000454f4164bea-dmarc-request...>]
Sent: Tuesday, December 05, 2017 10:20 AM
To: <OHIO-BIRDS...>
Subject: Re: [Ohio-birds] Photographing snowies

A correction to Bill Whan's post: my understanding is the latest research shows that irruptions of Snowy Owls are actually because of a bountiful Arctic food supply during the preceding breeding season and the irruption is the large number of immatures dispersing. See Scott Weidensaul among others.

Peggy Wang
Sent from my iPad

> On Dec 5, 2017, at 9:56 AM, Bill Whan <billwhan...> wrote:
>
> It seems this season is a poor one for raptors in the north, and those
> of us who live in warmer climes are seeing more of them now. "Birders"
> with cameras find them irresistible as photo subjects.
> But there must be a zillion photos out there of owls staring at the
> photographer, usually in the wide-open settings where they most often
> look for lunch. All these photos look pretty much alike alike; once in a
> while a photo might be taken of an owl with bloodied talons or even dead
> prey, but they tend to retreat to eat. Photos of such subjects are
> sought after, even if they are pretty much of identical birds in
> identical settings.
> I can imagine that owls, if they could and cared to observe humans,
> would notice field characteristics--colorful 'plumages,' typical
> postures and approaches, but potentials that might be dangerous.
> Unlikelier than a tasty warm or vole, humans clumsily tend to hold to
> their faces glassy instruments. Humans have an anxious tendency to edge
> closer and closer to owls, all too often until they become unwelcome.
> By searching the internet it is easy for us humans to find innumerable
> snowy owl photos. But that seems not enough. We want to see our 'own'
> owls, in our 'own' place, even though it is almost always
> indistinguishable. Each birder must share his or her 'own' identical
> image, tedious as it must be, of a snowy perched on a beach, looking
> suspiciously toward the camera.
> This is a lot more boring than stamp-collecting, but we seem
> drawn to share out OWN versions of the standard photo. This is just a
> bit strange, and always tedious for folks who view the results; it is
> something the owls too put up with, even if carefully undertaken.
> --Bill Whan
>
>
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Date: 12/5/17 7:41 am
From: snips <snips9203...>
Subject: Re: [Ohio-birds] Photographing snowies
Here is another great resource on Snowy Owls if you are not already
familiar.
https://bryanpfeiffer.com/snowy-owl-scoop/

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On Tue, Dec 5, 2017 at 10:20 AM, Peggy Wang <
<00000454f4164bea-dmarc-request...> wrote:

> A correction to Bill Whan's post: my understanding is the latest research
> shows that irruptions of Snowy Owls are actually because of a bountiful
> Arctic food supply during the preceding breeding season and the irruption
> is the large number of immatures dispersing. See Scott Weidensaul among
> others.
>
> Peggy Wang
> Sent from my iPad
>
> > On Dec 5, 2017, at 9:56 AM, Bill Whan <billwhan...> wrote:
> >
> > It seems this season is a poor one for raptors in the north, and those
> > of us who live in warmer climes are seeing more of them now. "Birders"
> > with cameras find them irresistible as photo subjects.
> > But there must be a zillion photos out there of owls staring at the
> > photographer, usually in the wide-open settings where they most often
> > look for lunch. All these photos look pretty much alike alike; once in a
> > while a photo might be taken of an owl with bloodied talons or even dead
> > prey, but they tend to retreat to eat. Photos of such subjects are
> > sought after, even if they are pretty much of identical birds in
> > identical settings.
> > I can imagine that owls, if they could and cared to observe humans,
> > would notice field characteristics--colorful 'plumages,' typical
> > postures and approaches, but potentials that might be dangerous.
> > Unlikelier than a tasty warm or vole, humans clumsily tend to hold to
> > their faces glassy instruments. Humans have an anxious tendency to edge
> > closer and closer to owls, all too often until they become unwelcome.
> > By searching the internet it is easy for us humans to find
> innumerable
> > snowy owl photos. But that seems not enough. We want to see our 'own'
> > owls, in our 'own' place, even though it is almost always
> > indistinguishable. Each birder must share his or her 'own' identical
> > image, tedious as it must be, of a snowy perched on a beach, looking
> > suspiciously toward the camera.
> > This is a lot more boring than stamp-collecting, but we seem
> > drawn to share out OWN versions of the standard photo. This is just a
> > bit strange, and always tedious for folks who view the results; it is
> > something the owls too put up with, even if carefully undertaken.
> > --Bill Whan
> >
> >
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Date: 12/5/17 7:29 am
From: <krhuttondvm...> <krhuttondvm...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] Clermont County KING EIDER, Day 4
Matt Bryant, et. al. report the female KING EIDER remains at Chilo Lock #34 Park, Chilo (Clermont) as of this morning, 5 December (Got the date right this time.)  Matt saw her working the boat ramp, downstream from the museum location she favors, but still in the park proper.

For those of you questioning the Ohio-Kentucky boundary issue, I feel confident that this bird spends the majority of her time firmly in Ohio territory, as she hugs the shoreline.  Whether or not she drifts far out enough into the river as to be in Kentucky waters on occasion is a debate for others to resolve.

Chilo Lock #34 Park is southeast of I-275 on SR 52.  Turn right at the sign for Crooked Run Nature Preserve just after you cross the intersection of SR 52 and SR 122.
Kathi Huttonself-proclaimed Keeper of the Bird
Clermont County

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Date: 12/5/17 7:21 am
From: Peggy Wang <00000454f4164bea-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Re: [Ohio-birds] Photographing snowies
A correction to Bill Whan's post: my understanding is the latest research shows that irruptions of Snowy Owls are actually because of a bountiful Arctic food supply during the preceding breeding season and the irruption is the large number of immatures dispersing. See Scott Weidensaul among others.

Peggy Wang
Sent from my iPad

> On Dec 5, 2017, at 9:56 AM, Bill Whan <billwhan...> wrote:
>
> It seems this season is a poor one for raptors in the north, and those
> of us who live in warmer climes are seeing more of them now. "Birders"
> with cameras find them irresistible as photo subjects.
> But there must be a zillion photos out there of owls staring at the
> photographer, usually in the wide-open settings where they most often
> look for lunch. All these photos look pretty much alike alike; once in a
> while a photo might be taken of an owl with bloodied talons or even dead
> prey, but they tend to retreat to eat. Photos of such subjects are
> sought after, even if they are pretty much of identical birds in
> identical settings.
> I can imagine that owls, if they could and cared to observe humans,
> would notice field characteristics--colorful 'plumages,' typical
> postures and approaches, but potentials that might be dangerous.
> Unlikelier than a tasty warm or vole, humans clumsily tend to hold to
> their faces glassy instruments. Humans have an anxious tendency to edge
> closer and closer to owls, all too often until they become unwelcome.
> By searching the internet it is easy for us humans to find innumerable
> snowy owl photos. But that seems not enough. We want to see our 'own'
> owls, in our 'own' place, even though it is almost always
> indistinguishable. Each birder must share his or her 'own' identical
> image, tedious as it must be, of a snowy perched on a beach, looking
> suspiciously toward the camera.
> This is a lot more boring than stamp-collecting, but we seem
> drawn to share out OWN versions of the standard photo. This is just a
> bit strange, and always tedious for folks who view the results; it is
> something the owls too put up with, even if carefully undertaken.
> --Bill Whan
>
>
> ______________________________________________________________________
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Date: 12/5/17 6:56 am
From: Bill Whan <billwhan...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] Photographing snowies
It seems this season is a poor one for raptors in the north, and those
of us who live in warmer climes are seeing more of them now. "Birders"
with cameras find them irresistible as photo subjects.
But there must be a zillion photos out there of owls staring at the
photographer, usually in the wide-open settings where they most often
look for lunch. All these photos look pretty much alike alike; once in a
while a photo might be taken of an owl with bloodied talons or even dead
prey, but they tend to retreat to eat. Photos of such subjects are
sought after, even if they are pretty much of identical birds in
identical settings.
I can imagine that owls, if they could and cared to observe humans,
would notice field characteristics--colorful 'plumages,' typical
postures and approaches, but potentials that might be dangerous.
Unlikelier than a tasty warm or vole, humans clumsily tend to hold to
their faces glassy instruments. Humans have an anxious tendency to edge
closer and closer to owls, all too often until they become unwelcome.
By searching the internet it is easy for us humans to find innumerable
snowy owl photos. But that seems not enough. We want to see our 'own'
owls, in our 'own' place, even though it is almost always
indistinguishable. Each birder must share his or her 'own' identical
image, tedious as it must be, of a snowy perched on a beach, looking
suspiciously toward the camera.
This is a lot more boring than stamp-collecting, but we seem
drawn to share out OWN versions of the standard photo. This is just a
bit strange, and always tedious for folks who view the results; it is
something the owls too put up with, even if carefully undertaken.
--Bill Whan


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Date: 12/4/17 5:45 pm
From: Scott Pendleton <00000123137e64b5-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Re: [Ohio-birds] Ravens
The raven behavior Bill Whan described from New York is already occurring in Ohio. On Nov. 15 Michael Dietrich and I did a winter raptor survey around Harrison County and came upon 16 ravens picking at 3 deer carcasses that lay very near each other. I went back on the 18th to observe them. The birds were gone and so was all the meat on the deer. For raptors we had 4 Roughies and 5 Harriers. Two other highlights were 4 Ross's geese and a flock of 105 green wing teal ( a huge number for the unglaciated plateau area of Ohio.

Scott Pendleton

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Date: 12/4/17 4:06 pm
From: Douglas Vogus <vogeye...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] Ottawa NWR Monthly Census
*DECEMBER 03, 2017* - OTTAWA NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE MONTHLY CENSUS.
*ROUTES*: East and West sides in the morning, back side in the afternoon.
*TIME*: 8:00am - 12:00pm; 2:00pm - 5:10pm. *TEMP.*: 32 ~ 51 ~ 48
*COND.*: Chilly early, turning pleasant and sunny; no snow cover; all water
open except for some skim-ice in the ditches and canals.
*OBS. EAST*: Katie Clink, Ed Pierce. *OBS. WEST*: Bob & Sara Crist,
Jennifer Keuhn, Donna Kuhn, Dave & Kim Myles, Jim Reyda, Al & Betty
Schlecht, Douglas W. Vogus.
*OBS. AFTERNOON*: Bob Bartolotta, Bob & Sara Crist, Jennifer Keuhn, Donna
Kuhn, Ed Pierce, Jim Reyda, Douglas W. Vogus, Sheryl Young.

*I. MAMMALS*: 4 SPECIES.

1. Eastern Cottontail - 1
2. Eastern Fox Squirrel - 10
3. Common Muskrat - 4
4. Common Raccoon - 1


*II. BIRDS*: 71 SPECIES, 6,267 INDIVIDUALS.

1. Canada Goose - 526
2. Trumpeter Swan - 31
3. Tundra Swan - 3,099
4. Wood Duck - 2
5. Gadwall - 93
6. American Wigeon - 9
7. American Black Duck - 8
8. Mallard - 682
9. Blue-winged Teal - 1 (female)
10. Northern Shoveler - 42
11. Northern Pintail - 53
12. Green-winged Teal - 179
13. Ring-necked Duck - 4
14. Lesser Scaup - 7
15. Bufflehead - 1
16. Common Goldeneye - 23
17. Hooded Merganser - 38
18. Common Merganser - 8
19. Red-breasted Merganser - 24
20. Pied-billed Grebe - 6
21. Mourning Dove - 82
22. Common Gallinule - 1
23. American Coot - 302
24. Sandhill Crane - 10
25. Marbled Godwit - 1 (with an injured leg) *(Correction to last
month's census. We had 4 Hudsonian Godwits and 1 Marbled Godwit - not 5
Hudsonian Godwits. Thanks to Paul Jacyk for photo confirmation of the
Marbled Godwit, which our census group had trouble identifying due to
fading light, sideways rain, and a tornado warning.)*
26. Dunlin - 12
27. Bonaparte's Gull - 43
28. Ring-billed Gull - 134
29. Herring Gull - 9
30. Double-crested Cormorant - 8
31. Great Blue Heron - 28
32. Great Egret - 1
33. Bald Eagle - 8 (5 adult,3 immature)
34. Northern Harrier - 4
35. Cooper's Hawk - 1
36. Red-tailed Hawk - 13
37. Eastern Screech-Owl - 1 (gray morph)
38. Great Horned Owl - 1
39. Snowy Owl - 1 (at the Ottawa NWR/Metzger Marsh fish gate)
40. Belted Kingfisher - 2
41. Red-headed Woodpecker - 5 (3 adult,2 immature)
42. Red-bellied Woodpecker - 10
43. Downy Woodpecker - 21
44. Hairy Woodpecker - 5
45. Northern Flicker - 3
46. Northern Shrike - 1
47. Blue Jay - 40
48. Horned Lark - 31
49. Black-capped Chickadee - 11
50. Tufted Titmouse - 2
51. White-breasted Nuthatch - 16
52. Brown Creeper - 2
53. Winter Wren - 1
54. Carolina Wren - 1
55. Golden-crowned Kinglet - 4
56. Eastern Bluebird - 1
57. American Robin - 1
58. European Starling - 96
59. House Sparrow - 47
60. House Finch - 5
61. American Goldfinch - 27
62. Lapland Longspur - 74 (66 in Krause Rd. corn stubble field,8
fly-overs)
63. American Tree Sparrow - 156
64. Song Sparrow - 28
65. Swamp Sparrow - 3
66. Dark-eyed Junco - 7
67. Northern Cardinal - 16
68. Red-winged Blackbird - 56
69. Rusty Blackbird - 91
70. Common Grackle - 4
71. Brown-headed Cowbird - 4


*III. FISHES*: 1 SPECIES.

1. Black Bullhead - 1 (caught by a Ring-billed Gull)


Douglas W. Vogus - Akron, Ohio.

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Date: 12/4/17 3:05 pm
From: Kathi Hutton <KRHuttonDVM...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] King Eider date correction
Sorry, typing too fast. Obviously, I meant Dec 4, not the 7th

Kathi

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Date: 12/4/17 11:07 am
From: <krhuttondvm...> <krhuttondvm...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] KING EIDER remains in Clermont County
As of 11:35am today, 7 December, the female KING EIDER is still showing well at Chilo Lock #34 Park along the Ohio River in Clermont County.  She hugs the shoreline near the museum and appears quite comfortable, diving, feeding, and preening all in front of the eager, excited, and respectful birders who view her from behind the black metal fence.

For out of towners, Chilo Lock 34 Park is 26 miles southeast of I-275 on US 52. After  OH SR 222 in Chilo, drive less than a mile and look for a sign on your right for Crooked Run Nature Preserve.

Kathi HuttonClermont County

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Date: 12/4/17 2:37 am
From: George Novosel <geocoyote1229...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] FUNK BOTTOM / WILDERNESS RD -SUNDAY AFTERNOON12/3/17
Steve Brogis and I spent mid Sunday afternoon 12/3/17 to dusk birding Funk
Bottom and Wilderness Rd area. Was not to disappoint.
Off of Rt 95 looking south/ southeast we observed 25 white fronted geese
mixed in with a large flock of dabbling ducks ( majority Mallards and
Pintails ) Scope was very helpful. They were sent to flight with a bald
eagle cruising over. In addition 85 Sandhills were seen feeding to the
southeast on a hill toward Elyria Rd.
As we ventured to Wilderness Rd we had 3 northern harriers, a Kestrel, 3
short eared owls, 4 red tails, 2 bald eagles along with 110 Sandhills.
These Sandhills were in a completely different area than the first group.
Can't say for certain if they were one in the same but did seem different.
Throw in various sparrows for good measure.
The harriers and short eared owls were seen looking southeast from
Wilderness Rd more on the eastern side of Wilderness Rd very close to 5 pm
to slightly after ( at dusk)
All in all a very nice Sunday Birding excursion!

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Date: 12/3/17 3:09 pm
From: Carole Babyak <000001100197cc98-dmarc-request...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] Trumbull CBC
Trumbull County's CBC will be held Dec. 17th, Sunday

If you would like to help or watch your feeder please contact me

Carole Babyak Howland Twp.

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Date: 12/3/17 2:30 pm
From: Elaine & Marty Cohen <buckeye4c...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] Lorain Impoundment - good day
just as reported by others, point blank view for 15 minutes of a set of
four common redpolls, among the teasel at the north end of the path.
apparently, they leave for a while then return to feed at this spot. viewed
in direct sun, bright red foreheads seen on three of them, one was maroon
colored.

one distant snowy owl and one up close on the breakwall immediately off
shore to the right at the end of the pier by the parking lot. not quite as
close as the Holmes snowy, but a nice contrasting heavingly speckled bird
here. no pics, expecting to see several on Facebook (Birding Ohio group)
soon.

also, many waterfowl types in the pond, plus one common loon, and one
greater black backed gull flying by.

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Date: 12/3/17 11:28 am
From: Robert Thorn <robthorn6...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] urbanScioto,12-03:raptors,catbird
Continuing to scout for the Columbus CBC, I spent some time at stops along
the Scioto River near downtown Columbus, from Long St Dam south through
Scioto Audubon and Berliner Parks down to Haul Rd. Common landbirds, and
their attendant raptors, were numerous, but waterfowl were not much in
evidence. Notables included:

Waterfowl - geese and mallards in several places, but the only 'migrant'
ducks were 16 Hooded Mergansers down at Haul Rd.

Cormorants - only had 1 along the river and another 2 down at Haul Rd

Raptors - Red-tailed Hakws at several locations, and also had a Cooper's
Hawk near the Grange Center (probably stalking the feeders there). Also
had 2 Bald Eagles chasing over the I-270 east of the River.

Catbird - one was calling and feeding in the scrubby bushes just west of
the Grange Center at Scioto Audubon

Mockingbird - one was in the bushes just north of the Grange Center.
Couldn't find any thrasher to complete the trifecta, though.

Kinglets - Golden-crowns were fairly common in the riparian areas along the
river. Berliner had the high with 4.

Sparrows - Songs and White-throated were numerous at most stops, but there
was little else.

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Date: 12/3/17 7:28 am
From: <krhuttondvm...> <krhuttondvm...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] KING EIDER Clermont County
Yesterday, Donald Morse found a female KING EIDER on the Ohio River at Chilo Lock #34 Park, Chilo, Clermont County.  She is still there today, Sunday morning, Dec. 3.  I first picked her up from the river overlook inside the Crooked Run Nature Preserve next to the park.  She then floated downstream to her previous location, near the museum.  Brian, Brainard, and other Kentucky birders were debating the rules regarding the Ohio/Kentucky border and concluded that she is in Ohio waters, occasionally drifting out in the "gray zone" between the states.

It was very foggy while I was there, between 7:20 and 8:40am.  Hopefully, it has cleared up by now.

Kathi Hutton,Clermont County

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Date: 12/3/17 7:10 am
From: Michael Nierzejewski <bronko...>
Subject: Re: [Ohio-birds] Oriole in Ashtabula County
Pictures of the oriole are up on ebird.

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Date: 12/3/17 7:07 am
From: piwo2005 <piwo2005...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] Conneaut Snowy Owls
At 10am there are 3 Snowy Owls on the far break wall.
Jeff Harvey


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Date: 12/3/17 5:44 am
From: Michael Nierzejewski <bronko...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] Oriole in Ashtabula County
During this morning's backyard bird count, we were treated to an adult northern oriole at our feeders here in Kingsville, Ashtabula County.

Mike and Connie Nierzejewski

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Date: 12/2/17 8:42 pm
From: Jonathan Ehrenkrantz <jonathan...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] Seeking 10 Cincinnati area Birders
Hello Ohio-Birds!

My name is Jonathan and I live in Hamilton OH. I am developing a product
called the Bird Listener. The product consists of an outdoor wireless
microphone that transmits the sounds of local bird songs to an indoor
speaker unit.

I am seeking 10 Cincinnati area bird enthusiasts who are willing to be
interviewed some time over the next few weeks to help research the
placement of the product's outdoor microphone.

Here are a few details:

- We need participants who are willing to be interviewed at their home,
within 1 hour of downtown Cincinnati.
- Interviews will take approximately 30 - 45 minutes.
- Interviews will be conducted by members of a Cincinnati company called
Catapult 2020, along with UC students who work assist
- Days and times for the interviews are flexible, to meet the
participant's schedules.
- Participants will receive a $25 gift card to Wild Birds Unlimited in
exchange for their time and assistance

If you are interested in participating please email me at
<jonathan...>

Please also feel free to check out our web site at
http://www.birdlistener.com

Thanks very much!
Jonathan

PS. I hope I am not violating your guidelines by posting this message. I
emailed to ask permission but did not get a response.

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Date: 12/2/17 7:35 pm
From: Ethan Kistler <000001088f1477ae-dmarc-request...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] Tri-Reservoir CBC (Trumbull, Portage, Mahoning Co.) -- Jan 1st
Hi all,

Christmas Bird Count season is just around the corner and there's still plenty of room for help with the productive Tri-Reservoir CBC, which covers Berlin Lake, Lake Milton, and West Branch (Portage, Mahoning, Trumbull Counties). The count date will be the usual Jan 1st, a great day to get a head start on your 2018 year lists! Please contact me privately if you're interested in helping.

Best,
Ethan Kistler
Newton Falls, Ohio/Cape Town, South Africa



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Date: 12/2/17 6:09 pm
From: Douglas Vogus <vogeye...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] CVNP Monthly Census
*DECEMBER 02, 2017* - CUYAHOGA VALLEY TOWPATH TRAIL MONTHLY CENSUS.
*HIKE*: Towpath Trail from Red Lock Trailhead south to Merriman Valley.
*TIME*: 7:40am - 4:20pm *TEMP.*: 27 ~ 49 ~ 46
*COND.*: Brief sun in the morning at sunrise and cold, turning partly sunny
at 12:50pm; warming to mostly sunny from 1:45pm on; Dover Pond ice-free;
Lock 29 Marsh was mostly skim-ice with one small opening; Ira Beaver Marsh
ice-free, but canal had skim-ice; no snow cover.
*TRAIL COND.*: Frozen early, thawing to wet and mushy in some spots; many
wind-blown trees down from Red Lock to Boston from previous week's high
winds.
*RIVER COND.*: Low but muddy. *FT.MI.*: 13.43 *OBS.*: John Henry &
Douglas W. Vogus.

*I. MAMMALS*: 5 SPECIES, 36 INDIVIDUALS.

1. Eastern Gray Squirrel - 4 (1 black morph)
2. Eastern Fox Squirrel - 2
3. Red Squirrel - 23
4. Common Muskrat - 1
5. White-tailed Deer - 6 (does)


*II. BIRDS*: 48 SPECIES, 980 INDIVIDUALS. *(New Census High for Species -
previous was 47 in 2013 & 2016; Previous Average for Individuals was 1,169
Total)*
*(NOTE: m = male; f = female; ? = bird was seen but not sexed; * = bird was
heard calling but not sexed)*

1. Canada Goose - 33
2. Wood Duck - 1 (m) *(Lock 29 Swamp)*
3. Gadwall - 1 (f) *(Ira Beaver Marsh) (Tied Census High from 09/2017
- first December Record on Census)*
4. American Black Duck - 19 (10m,9f) *(Ira Beaver Marsh)*
5. Mallard - 37 (18m,12f,2?)
6. Bufflehead - 1 (f) *(Dover Pond) (First December Record on Census)*
7. Pied-billed Grebe - 1 *(Ira Beaver Marsh)*
8. Rock Pigeon - 4
9. Mourning Dove - 17
10. Ring-billed Gull - 18
11. Great Blue Heron - 4
12. Bald Eagle - 1 (adult) *(Cuyahoga River at Bath Rd.)*
13. Red-tailed Hawk - 5 (1 immature)
14. Belted Kingfisher - 5 (4m,1*)
15. Red-bellied Woodpecker - 15 (6m,3f,6*)
16. Downy Woodpecker - 23 (8m,8f,1?,6*)
17. Hairy Woodpecker - 8 (1m,3f,4*)
18. Northern Flicker - 3 (*)
19. Pileated Woodpecker - 4 (*)
20. Peregrine Falcon - 1 (f) *("Gatewood" at the Ohio Turnpike bridge)*
21. Eastern Phoebe - 1 *(Ira Beaver Marsh) (First December Record on
Census)*
22. Blue Jay - 32
23. American Crow - 315
24. Black-capped Chickadee - 42
25. Tufted Titmouse - 24
26. White-breasted Nuthatch - 21 (8m,1f,2?,10*)
27. Brown Creeper - 2
28. Winter Wren - 1
29. Carolina Wren - 15
30. Golden-crowned Kinglet - 6 (2f,1?,3*)
31. Eastern Bluebird - 21 (10m,6f,3?,2*)
32. American Robin - 8
33. European Starling - 96
34. Cedar Waxwing - 20
35. House Sparrow - 13
36. House Finch - 3 (1m,2*)
37. American Goldfinch - 32
38. Yellow-rumped Warbler - 1
39. Eastern Towhee - 5 (3m,1f,1*)
40. American Tree Sparrow - 33
41. Fox Sparrow - 1
42. Song Sparrow - 24
43. Swamp Sparrow - 4
44. White-throated Sparrow - 28
45. Dark-eyed Junco - 2 (1m,1f)
46. Northern Cardinal - 20 (10m,7f,3*)
47. Red-winged Blackbird - 1 (m)
48. Common Grackle - 1 (m)

Unidentified Passerines - 7

*III. REPTILES*: 1 SPECIES.

1. Midland Painted Turtle - 1 *(First December Record on Census)*


*IV. FISHES*: 1 SPECIES.

1. Creek Chub - 76


Douglas W. Vogus - Akron, Ohio.

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Date: 12/2/17 4:00 pm
From: Gabriel Amrhein <gabeamrhein...>
Subject: Re: [Ohio-birds] PINE SISKINS and REDPOLL Champaign County, Oakdale Cemetery, 12/2, 12:45pm
bird still present as of 4:30, though many pokémon go players are in the
same place making things difficult

On Sat, Dec 2, 2017 at 1:52 PM Stefan Minnig <stefanminnig...>
wrote:

> There was a decent-sized group of Pine Siskins (60-ish) and a single
> Redpoll at Oakdale Cemetery in Champaign County (Urbana) today, as of
> 12:45pm. They all were located in a group of pine and sweet gum trees,
> 150-200 yards from the entrance slightly after the lane splits. They seemed
> to be fairly vocal, although all was quiet when I first arrived, due to a
> Cooper's Hawk being in a nearby tree.
>
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Date: 12/2/17 3:37 pm
From: Joe Faulkner <joeinthewoods...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] Short eared owls, Perry county "wilds"
This afternoon, Vicki Derr and I were able to locate three SHORT EARED OWLS at the Rehoboth reclaimed strip mine area, which we call the Perry county wilds. They are just north of New Lexington. This has been a reliable location for six or seven years now, although numbers have been down the last two years. Seeing three at the same time already means that this will be a better year.
Also observed three Northern Harriers.
For the other five or six Perry county birders, or anyone else, who would like more details, just let me know.


Joe Faulkner
Somerset, Ohio
Perry county
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Date: 12/2/17 11:47 am
From: Douglas Bohanan <bhern34...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] Greenlawn Cemetery, Columbus
I was able to see a Great Horned Owl while searching Greenlawn for possible migrants like crossbills. Section 100 behind and to the left of Lynn Wardlow family stone.

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Date: 12/2/17 11:44 am
From: Douglas Bohanan <bhern34...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] Greenlawn Cemetary, Columbus
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Date: 12/2/17 11:21 am
From: Roger Troutman <roger.troutman...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] Wooster and Mohican State Forest, Ohio CBC Invitation
Hi fellow birders,

Past participants always (or at usually) have loads of fun on these two
CBC's.

In any case here is the annual notification of the two Christmas Bird
Counts.

Come join the fun!



*68th Wooster & 69th Mohican State Forest Ohio Christmas Bird Counts 2017*

You are cordially invited to participate in either or both of these
Christmas Bird Counts.



*Wooster**: *Saturday Dec. 23 rd. Meet at Bob Evans Restaurant off Route
30 on the

south edge of Wooster. Meet @ 7 AM for breakfast and/or for territory
assignments.

Afternoon- Bell Store/Marathon/Subway @ Rt. 95 & Rt 3 @ noon



*Mohican** State Forest**:* Sat. Dec. 30th Meet at 7 AM at McDonald's just
south of Loudonville on St. Rt. 3 for territory assignments and/or
breakfast.

Can't make the morning session?- join the group for a brown bag lunch at
the Pleasant Hill Reservoir Dam parking lot at 12:30 PM

If you need a territory assignment, directions etc before the count day or
have questions,

phone between 9 AM & 10 PM, by smail or email <Roger.Troutman...>
anytime.



Compiler: Roger Troutman - 3360 St. Rt. 546 Mansfield OH 44904-9328

(419) 884-3529.- landline

(567) 303-9588 – cell on count days only



*Seasons Greetings and **Bring a Birding Friend!*

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Date: 12/2/17 11:10 am
From: David Tan <melanerpers56...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] Alum Creek SP, Del. Co. 12/2 1p
We decided to check for the GLGU loafing on the beach yesterday (we
only seen a few in Franklin). There is so much turn over day to day
that we weren't optimistic; often times we have found late afternoon
(> 5P) often more productive gull wise as many stop over here before
leaving, heading NE. They seen to travel long distances each day.

1P, partly cloudy, 48. Parking in the visitor center, we headed
toward the beach where we noted on a stretch to the N exactly 30
gulls. We continued to track the movements along the beach as well
as focusing attention on the calm reservoir. Just offshore, a large
raft of bay ducks was drifting. Common Loons, Horned Grebes, and
small groups of puddle ducks were scattered about.

Our findings:

Common Loon 28
Pied-billed Grebe 13
Horned Grebe 36
Great Blue Heron (1 high, flying south east)

Gadwall 4 (m)
American Black Duck 2
Mallard 7 (4 m, 3 f)
Redhead 24 (15 m, 9 f)
Ring-necked Duck 12 (10 m, 2 f)
Greater Scaup 5 (m, f?)
Lesser Scaup 33 (16 m, 20+ f)
Bufflehead 2 (m)

Sharp-shinned Hawk 2
Red-tailed Hawk 2 (ad., imm.)

Bonaparte's Gull 220 (all ad., most were over the water, far out)
Ring-billed Gull 20 (ad.)
Herring Gull 10 (2 3rd winter, ad.)

Yellow-bellied Sapsucker 2
Blue Jay 6
Common Crow 3
Eastern Bluebird 60 (overhead, invisible; constant calls)
American Robin 21

Good birding (crossbills should never be far from thoughts; I once
stopped to fill up gas and during the wait saw 4 male White-winged
Crossbills in the top of a mature spruce in the intersection! Both
crossbills also feed quietly on the ground, underneath the evergreens;
however, they are very vocal in flight)
--
David & Patty Tan
Columbus
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Date: 12/2/17 10:52 am
From: Stefan Minnig <stefanminnig...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] PINE SISKINS and REDPOLL Champaign County, Oakdale Cemetery, 12/2, 12:45pm
There was a decent-sized group of Pine Siskins (60-ish) and a single Redpoll at Oakdale Cemetery in Champaign County (Urbana) today, as of 12:45pm. They all were located in a group of pine and sweet gum trees, 150-200 yards from the entrance slightly after the lane splits. They seemed to be fairly vocal, although all was quiet when I first arrived, due to a Cooper's Hawk being in a nearby tree.


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Date: 12/2/17 10:39 am
From: Steve K. <sckitko...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] Pelican
American white pelican at East Harbor off the waters on right after going
over causeway.

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Date: 12/2/17 10:26 am
From: Robert Thorn <robthorn6...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] BlacklickWoods-Reynoldsburg,12-02:NightHeron,siskins,winterWren
I scouted a few areas in this southeast Columbus suburb today for the
Columbus CBC, and found lots of birds active in the cool morning. I
stopped at Blacklick Woods MetroPark as well as 2 Reynoldsburg City Parks -
Civic Park and Pine Quarry. All had interesting birds, but the major
highlights were:

Black-cr.Night Heron - an immature was along Blacklick Creek in Civic Park,
a very unusual place for one.

Red-shouldered Hawk - couldn't find any at Blacklick Woods, but an adult
was soaring over Pine Quarry

Brown Creeper - none at Blacklick Woods, but singles were at Civic Park and
Pine Quarry.

Winter Wren - 1 was calling from deep in the old quarry at Pine Quarry

Mockingbird - at least one was at Civic Park, a typical wintering location

Pine Siskins - 2 pairs were at different areas of Blacklick Woods, one pair
hanging around the Nature Center feeders, another in the picnic area.

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Date: 12/2/17 9:25 am
From: Doreene Linzell <dlinzell611...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] Iceland Gull
There is currently an Iceland Gull at Rocky River. We observed it floating
on the water fairly close as well as stranding on the pier.

Doreene Linzell
Dan Sanders
Bill Kinkead

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Date: 12/2/17 8:36 am
From: Joel Zaas <jhzaas...>
Subject: Re: [Ohio-birds] 2 Snowy Owls in Fairport Harbor
I saw one snowy owl on the break wall At 11:15 this morning.

> On Dec 2, 2017, at 9:14 AM, Ian Lynch <revianlynch...> wrote:
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> Not together but both on break wall in harbor.
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Date: 12/2/17 8:00 am
From: Plante, Stanley <PlanteSV...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] Pine Siskins - Geauga County / South Russell
This morning I had a small flock of Pine siskins appear at my feeders.

Stan Plante

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Date: 12/2/17 6:14 am
From: Ian Lynch <revianlynch...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] 2 Snowy Owls in Fairport Harbor
Not together but both on break wall in harbor.

Ian Lynch
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Date: 12/2/17 6:14 am
From: David Myles <dkmyles55...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] Snowy Owl and Snow Buntings at Metzger Marsh Lucas County
All,

A Snowy Owl is currently at Metzger Marsh on the Howard Marsh side of the dike. There is also a flock of Snow Buntings on the same dike.

David Myles
Oak Harbor

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Date: 12/2/17 6:11 am
From: Bill Whan <billwhan...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] Ravens
Some interesting remarks about new numbers of common ravens in New
York...http://birding.aba.org/maillist/NY01 . Peterjohn treats this
on pp 343-44 in "The Birds of Ohio," remarking that "Common Ravens were
probably the most numerous corvid (jays, magpies, crows) in Ohio when
the state was first settled." The NY observer was intrigued:
"The numbers of ravens coming in to these sites is astonishing--hundreds
at a time on occasion. So many that they can strip a full grown deer
carcass to the bones in a day. " Another observer on the NY list
pointed out that "The winter courtship is well underway and nesting will
start soon." Ravens used to flourish across Ohio, but as
their numbers diminished they held on mostly in the NE part of the
state; they might begin to be seen there more often if their range is
re-occupied.
Bill Whan

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Date: 12/2/17 3:17 am
From: Pat Brannnon <patriciabrannon...>
Subject: Re: [Ohio-birds] OHIO-BIRDS Digest - 30 Nov 2017 to 1 Dec 2017 (#2017-327)
On Dec 2, 2017 12:01 AM, "OHIO-BIRDS automatic digest system" <
<LISTSERV...> wrote:

> There are 14 messages totaling 561 lines in this issue.
>
> Topics of the day:
>
> 1. CONT. ROSS'S GOOSE Clark County, SR334/Middle Urbana Road, 12/1
> 2. Glaucous Gull, Alum Creek beach (Delaware Co.) (2)
> 3. GWF Geese, Dayton (3)
> 4. Battelle Darby and Hoover Dam
> 5. Pomarine Jaeger Edgewater Park
> 6. The Ohio Cardinal
> 7. Fish Crows - Summit County
> 8. Eared Grebe/Long-tailed Ducks (2)--Marblehead Lighthouse 12/1/17
> 9. Semipalmated Plover - Ashtabula Co.
> 10. 4 Snowy Owls Cleveland, 3 Lorain
> 11. Holmes Cty Snowy today
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> Date: Fri, 1 Dec 2017 13:51:11 +0000
> From: Stefan Minnig <stefanminnig...>
> Subject: CONT. ROSS'S GOOSE Clark County, SR334/Middle Urbana Road, 12/1
>
> The Ross's Goose reported by Doug Overacker earlier this week is still
> present in and around the pond at State Route 334 and Middle-Urbana Road in
> Clark County (Springfield) as of 7:15am this morning.
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> Date: Fri, 1 Dec 2017 09:04:27 -0500
> From: "<cwinstead...>" <cwinstead...>
> Subject: Glaucous Gull, Alum Creek beach (Delaware Co.)
>
> There was a young Glaucous Gull on the beach this morning, still present
> when I left at about 8:30.
>
> Note the beach entrance is closed for the winter but one can walk in from
> the Visitor Center.
>
> Carl Winstead
> Westerville
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> Date: Fri, 1 Dec 2017 10:07:18 -0500
> From: Eric Elvert <Elvert1980...>
> Subject: GWF Geese, Dayton
>
> There are currently 23 greater white fronted geese found by David Eagan on
> the pond at the Blessing-Zerkle funeral home on North Dixie/ Co Rd 25a,
> Dayton. Very skittish.
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> Eric Elvert
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> Date: Fri, 1 Dec 2017 12:05:18 -0500
> From: David Tan <melanerpers56...>
> Subject: Battelle Darby and Hoover Dam
>
> 11/29 2P cloudy, about 50
> Battelle Darby Metro Park and surrounding areas. Rather quiet.
>
> BDMP, entrance, weeds/mixed deciduous-pine margin.
> Cooper's Hawk 1 f
> Downy Woodpecker 12
> Hairy Woodpecker 7
> Red bellied Woodpecker 10
> Brown Creeper 4
> Carolina Wren 7
> Winter Wren 4
> GCKinglet 14
> Hermit Thrush 8
> Eastern Towhee 5
> ATSparrow 35
> WTSparrow 10
> Slate colored Junco 50
> American Goldfinch 13
>
> Elsewhere:
>
> Red Tailed Hawk 7 (5 imm, 2 ad.) Marsh/prairie, Darby House, White
> Barn/Greenways Trail
> Yellow shafted Flicker 11 (flying Kulhwien Rd.)
> Blue Jay 65
> Common Crow 11
> Eastern Bluebird 60 (small flocks along BDCreek Rd., Nature Center)
> American Robin 300
>
> 12/1 9 - 11A, Sun, 30-38
> Hoover Dam, Walnut north to Smothers Rd.
> Franklin Co.
>
> Ring necked Duck 25
> Hooded Merganser 45
> Canada Goose 1
> Pied billed Grebe 2
> Red-tailed Hawk 1 ad.
> Bald Eagle 4 ad.
> Bonaparte's Gull 120
> Ring billed Gull 190 (all ad.)
> Herring Gull 4 (ad.)
>
> Delaware Co. Smothers Rd. and Sunbury Rd.
> Small parking lot in NE corner Bridge 40.1319, -82.8837
> nook-and-cranny along reservoir edge, weeds and grass/deciduous edge and
> margin
> Many birds along margins incl. Eastern Bluebirds, Northern Cardinals,
> Carolina Chickadees, American Goldfinches, Golden crowned Kinglets,
> sparrow's and more.
>
> Common Loon 1 (juv. just offshore)
>
> Downy Woodpecker 5
> Pileated Woodpecker 1
> chickadee sp. (BCCH/CARC) 4 (at least 23 Carolina Chickadees)
> Blue Jay 15
> Common Crow 3
> TTitmouse 0
> WB Nuthatch 6
> Brown Creeper 5
> Carolina Wren 8
> Winter Wren 4
> Hermit Thrush 10
> Cedar Waxwing 40 (one flock in flight)
> PALM (W) WARBLER 1 (drab, olive brown with pale underparts, and
> contrasting yellow vent region....bobbed tail often, yellow brown
> rump, narrow tail flicked in flight showing two white spots in corners
> of outer tail.) Not able to get photo (problem with auto focus).
> Late; in past seven years we've noted four Dec. Palm's (12/7/12;
> 12/15 & 25/13; 12/8/15) and one mid winter Palm (1/12/14). All have
> been W.
> Slate-colored Junco 5
> Eastern Towhee 4
> AMTree Sparrow 22
> Song Sparrow 10
>
> Good birding
> --
> David & Patty Tan
> Columbus
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> Date: Fri, 1 Dec 2017 17:08:14 +0000
> From: jen brumfield <elfin_skimmer...>
> Subject: Pomarine Jaeger Edgewater Park
>
> Pomarine Jaeger Edgewater Park IN THE WATER sitting just offshore the
> fishing pier to the east towards Wendy Park
>
> Jen Brumfield
> Cleveland, Ohio
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> Date: Fri, 1 Dec 2017 18:27:32 +0000
> From: Craig Caldwell <craig_caldwell...>
> Subject: The Ohio Cardinal
>
> ‘Tis the season! It’s now winter for the Ohio Cardinal,so it’s time send
> in your fall (August through November) sightings. They go to Craig
> Caldwell, 1270 W. MelroseDr., Westlake, OH, 44145 or
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> articles, and researchpapers. If you enter your sightings intoeBird, you
> do not need to send a report – we download all the entries directlyfrom
> Cornell. Feel free, however, toexpand on items in your eBird list in a
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> Date: Fri, 1 Dec 2017 19:01:50 +0000
> From: Stefan Minnig <stefanminnig...>
> Subject: Re: GWF Geese, Dayton
>
> There are now 34 Greater White-Fronted Geese as of 12:30pm. They can be
> easily viewed from your vehicle.
>
>
> Stefan Minnig
>
>
> ________________________________
> From: Ohio birds <OHIO-BIRDS...> on behalf of Eric
> Elvert <Elvert1980...>
> Sent: Friday, December 1, 2017 10:07 AM
> To: <OHIO-BIRDS...>
> Subject: [Ohio-birds] GWF Geese, Dayton
>
> There are currently 23 greater white fronted geese found by David Eagan on
> the pond at the Blessing-Zerkle funeral home on North Dixie/ Co Rd 25a,
> Dayton. Very skittish.
>
> Eric Elvert
> Dayton, Ohio
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> Date: Fri, 1 Dec 2017 16:46:56 -0500
> From: Leslie Sours <lmsours...>
> Subject: Re: Glaucous Gull, Alum Creek beach (Delaware Co.)
>
> Glaucous Gull is back this evening.
>
> Sent from my iPhone
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> > On Dec 1, 2017, at 9:04 AM, <cwinstead...> <
> <cwinstead...> wrote:
> >
> > There was a young Glaucous Gull on the beach this morning, still present
> when I left at about 8:30.
> >
> > Note the beach entrance is closed for the winter but one can walk in
> from the Visitor Center.
> >
> > Carl Winstead
> > Westerville
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> Date: Fri, 1 Dec 2017 21:50:38 +0000
> From: Susan Carpenter <scarpenter3...>
> Subject: Fish Crows - Summit County
>
> Hi all,
>
> I have never reported a bird via this listserv. I always report birds to
> eBird and also post unusual ones to Facebook's Birding Ohio page. I tend to
> forget that there are still some folks in the state who do neither.
>
> I discovered Fish Crows at the Plaza at Chapel Hill, Cuyahoga Falls,
> Summit County, on November 14 at 3 pm. I included a video with my eBird
> checklist that was limited in quality by the amount of traffic driving
> through the plaza. Just as a silly aside, I had birded all day, and I had
> to stop to use the restroom and was getting a text from another birder that
> he had found a Red-Necked Grebe nearby. All I wanted to do was go potty and
> head to see the grebe, but suddenly I heard Fish Crows and thought no way,
> can't be. But that nasally call is so distinctive, I had to follow up
> before going to the grebe. Moral of the story--when you get mad that you
> have to cut into your birding time for mundane things like potty breaks, it
> could turn into gold! :-)
>
> Anyway, I returned on November 20 at 12:53 pm and got a couple pretty good
> videos for supporting documentation.
>
> I also returned on November 21 at 7:52 am, thinking with less traffic I
> could get really good videos; alas, the birds were very quiet and the ones
> I could hear I couldn't get close enough to for a video.
>
> I returned today at 10:14 am and found 5 Fish Crows, all very active.
> Usually they are mixed with a large flock of American Crows, but I saw and
> heard no Americans this morning. I got several really good videos of the
> birds in full sunlight while sitting on light stanchions. They will be
> uploaded shortly to eBird and Facebook's Birding Ohio. A birding friend
> also found them around 3 pm this afternoon.
>
> Several people have visited and seen/heard the birds since I first
> discovered them, and that fills me with joy. If you decide to go try to see
> them, they can be anywhere in the parking lots on either side of Howe
> Avenue. I have seen them from Bob Evans, Harley Davidson, McDonalds, Steak
> and Shake, and Eat'N Park; however, most often I see them near the
> Chick-Fil-A and Jared, or in the parking lot between there and the
> now-closed h.h.gregg store. For whatever reason, they seem to stay somewhat
> close to the few dozen Ring-Billed Gulls. Also, they seem most active
> during meal times and I have seen them near the drive-thrus of McDonalds,
> Wendy's, and Chick-Fil-A looking for dropped food. I think there are
> dumpsters too that they may be visiting.
>
>
> Susan Carpenter
> Stow, OH
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> Date: Fri, 1 Dec 2017 21:52:45 +0000
> From: Amalee W <theonlyamalee...>
> Subject: GWF Geese, Dayton
>
> As of 4:30 PM there are no GWF geese present in the pond.
> 5 mallards, 1 B. Kingfisher
>
> Amalee Houk
> Administrative Naturalist
> Miami County Park District
>
>
> Begin forwarded message:
>
> From: Eric Elvert <Elvert1980...><mailto:<Elvert1980...>>
> Date: December 1, 2017 at 10:07:18 AM EST
> To: <OHIO-BIRDS...><mailto:OHIO-BIRDS@
> LISTSERV.MIAMIOH.EDU>>
> Subject: [Ohio-birds] GWF Geese, Dayton
> Reply-To: Eric Elvert <Elvert1980...><mailto:<Elvert1980...>>
>
> There are currently 23 greater white fronted geese found by David Eagan on
> the pond at the Blessing-Zerkle funeral home on North Dixie/ Co Rd 25a,
> Dayton. Very skittish.
>
> Eric Elvert
> Dayton, Ohio
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> Date: Fri, 1 Dec 2017 22:45:30 +0000
> From: Nancy Anderson <nancyanderson3...>
> Subject: Eared Grebe/Long-tailed Ducks (2)--Marblehead Lighthouse 12/1/17
>
> I went to Marblehead Lighthouse State Park on the eastern tipoff the
> peninsula today from 1:55 to 3:07pm. I had only planned to sit in the car
> and look at the lake where I wasn't seeing much different. I decided to
> get out of the car when somebody blocked my view so I walked around
> counterclockwise the entire park/woods and ended up by the lighthouse.
> Then I saw looking straight out two female Long-tailed Ducks that must of
> just arrived?? I also had one a few weeks ago near Dempsey Access. Then I
> noticed two grebes with one looking taller. It appeared to be an Eared
> Grebe with a Horned Grebe. Its profile was taller as its neck was more
> erect than the Horned Grebe and the top of its head was peaked and bill
> longer. The book says the Eared Grebe is smaller but not sure why this
> bird looked different but that seems to be how it was. After awhile it was
> only by itself and not with the Horned Grebe. Other than a few Common
> Loons, 10-12 Bufflehead, lone Goldeneye and few hundred RB Merganser
> flying, two Bald Eagles and 400-500 Starlings that was about all I found.
> Nancy Anderson, Danbury Twp,Lakeside Marblehead area,https://www.
> flickr.com/photos/nancy_a/
>
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> Date: Sat, 2 Dec 2017 00:23:20 +0000
> From: Mark Vass <mvas1200...>
> Subject: Semipalmated Plover - Ashtabula Co.
>
> This afternoon I was at Conneaut Harbor
>
> There was a Semipalmated Plover on the sandspit near the observation
> platform
>
> This is the first state record on ebird in December
>
> This bird possibly has a damaged left wing but was actively feeding while
> I was observing it
>
> Mark Vass
> Ambridge,Pa.
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> Date: Sat, 2 Dec 2017 00:45:21 +0000
> From: jen brumfield <elfin_skimmer...>
> Subject: 4 Snowy Owls Cleveland, 3 Lorain
>
> One Snowy Owl in the NE corner of Burke Lakefront Airport. A juvenile off
> East 9th street pier on the outer breakwall. Another juvenile on the outer
> breakwall off Wendy Park by the lighthouse, and a fourth Snowy Owl in
> Whiskey Island marina on the small rock breakwall on the north side of the
> marina, just out from the docks.
>
> Three more Snowy Owls seen at Lorain Harbor today.
>
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> Cleveland, Ohio
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> Date: Fri, 1 Dec 2017 20:18:29 -0500
> From: Peggy Wang <nharrierpw...>
> Subject: Holmes Cty Snowy today
>
> Seen well today by many photographers & birders. Everyone respectful of
> Owl & v generous farm owner, obeying signs & viewing from road & pasture
> edges outside of fences.
>
> Stating the obvious, need to keep the owner’s private roadway clear so he
> can tend to his animals/farm/equipment. Suggest carpooling if possible.
> Only room for limited number of cars & CR 207 much too narrow/busy for
> parking there.
>
> Scope recommended for best looks. Photographers had their biggest glass
> out.
>
> Peggy Wang
> Hudson
>
> Sent from my iPhone
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Date: 12/1/17 5:19 pm
From: Peggy Wang <00000454f4164bea-dmarc-request...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] Holmes Cty Snowy today
Seen well today by many photographers & birders. Everyone respectful of Owl & v generous farm owner, obeying signs & viewing from road & pasture edges outside of fences.

Stating the obvious, need to keep the owner’s private roadway clear so he can tend to his animals/farm/equipment. Suggest carpooling if possible. Only room for limited number of cars & CR 207 much too narrow/busy for parking there.

Scope recommended for best looks. Photographers had their biggest glass out.

Peggy Wang
Hudson

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Date: 12/1/17 4:45 pm
From: jen brumfield <elfin_skimmer...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] 4 Snowy Owls Cleveland, 3 Lorain
One Snowy Owl in the NE corner of Burke Lakefront Airport. A juvenile off East 9th street pier on the outer breakwall. Another juvenile on the outer breakwall off Wendy Park by the lighthouse, and a fourth Snowy Owl in Whiskey Island marina on the small rock breakwall on the north side of the marina, just out from the docks.

Three more Snowy Owls seen at Lorain Harbor today.

Jen Brumfield
Cleveland, Ohio
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Date: 12/1/17 4:24 pm
From: Mark Vass <000001e9902b144b-dmarc-request...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] Semipalmated Plover - Ashtabula Co.
This afternoon I was at Conneaut Harbor

There was a Semipalmated Plover on the sandspit near the observation platform

This is the first state record on ebird in December

This bird possibly has a damaged left wing but was actively feeding while I was observing it

Mark Vass
Ambridge,Pa.

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Date: 12/1/17 2:46 pm
From: Nancy Anderson <0000000bf2aec77c-dmarc-request...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] Eared Grebe/Long-tailed Ducks (2)--Marblehead Lighthouse 12/1/17
I went to Marblehead Lighthouse State Park on the eastern tipoff the peninsula today from 1:55 to 3:07pm.  I had only planned to sit in the car and look at the lake where I wasn't seeing much different.  I decided to get out of the car when somebody blocked my view so I walked around counterclockwise the entire park/woods and ended up by the lighthouse.  Then I saw looking straight out two female Long-tailed Ducks that must of just arrived??  I also had one a few weeks ago near Dempsey Access.  Then I noticed two grebes with one looking taller.  It appeared to be an Eared Grebe with a Horned Grebe.  Its profile was taller as its neck was more erect than the Horned Grebe and the top of its head was peaked and bill longer.  The book says the Eared Grebe is smaller but not sure why this bird looked different but that seems to be how it was.  After awhile it was only by itself and not with the Horned Grebe.  Other than a few Common Loons, 10-12 Bufflehead, lone Goldeneye and few hundred RB Merganser flying, two Bald Eagles and 400-500 Starlings that was about all I found.   
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Date: 12/1/17 1:53 pm
From: Amalee W <theonlyamalee...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] GWF Geese, Dayton
As of 4:30 PM there are no GWF geese present in the pond.
5 mallards, 1 B. Kingfisher

Amalee Houk
Administrative Naturalist
Miami County Park District


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From: Eric Elvert <Elvert1980...><mailto:<Elvert1980...>>
Date: December 1, 2017 at 10:07:18 AM EST
To: <OHIO-BIRDS...><mailto:<OHIO-BIRDS...>>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] GWF Geese, Dayton
Reply-To: Eric Elvert <Elvert1980...><mailto:<Elvert1980...>>

There are currently 23 greater white fronted geese found by David Eagan on the pond at the Blessing-Zerkle funeral home on North Dixie/ Co Rd 25a, Dayton. Very skittish.

Eric Elvert
Dayton, Ohio

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Date: 12/1/17 1:51 pm
From: Susan Carpenter <scarpenter3...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] Fish Crows - Summit County
Hi all,

I have never reported a bird via this listserv. I always report birds to eBird and also post unusual ones to Facebook's Birding Ohio page. I tend to forget that there are still some folks in the state who do neither.

I discovered Fish Crows at the Plaza at Chapel Hill, Cuyahoga Falls, Summit County, on November 14 at 3 pm. I included a video with my eBird checklist that was limited in quality by the amount of traffic driving through the plaza. Just as a silly aside, I had birded all day, and I had to stop to use the restroom and was getting a text from another birder that he had found a Red-Necked Grebe nearby. All I wanted to do was go potty and head to see the grebe, but suddenly I heard Fish Crows and thought no way, can't be. But that nasally call is so distinctive, I had to follow up before going to the grebe. Moral of the story--when you get mad that you have to cut into your birding time for mundane things like potty breaks, it could turn into gold! :-)

Anyway, I returned on November 20 at 12:53 pm and got a couple pretty good videos for supporting documentation.

I also returned on November 21 at 7:52 am, thinking with less traffic I could get really good videos; alas, the birds were very quiet and the ones I could hear I couldn't get close enough to for a video.

I returned today at 10:14 am and found 5 Fish Crows, all very active. Usually they are mixed with a large flock of American Crows, but I saw and heard no Americans this morning. I got several really good videos of the birds in full sunlight while sitting on light stanchions. They will be uploaded shortly to eBird and Facebook's Birding Ohio. A birding friend also found them around 3 pm this afternoon.

Several people have visited and seen/heard the birds since I first discovered them, and that fills me with joy. If you decide to go try to see them, they can be anywhere in the parking lots on either side of Howe Avenue. I have seen them from Bob Evans, Harley Davidson, McDonalds, Steak and Shake, and Eat'N Park; however, most often I see them near the Chick-Fil-A and Jared, or in the parking lot between there and the now-closed h.h.gregg store. For whatever reason, they seem to stay somewhat close to the few dozen Ring-Billed Gulls. Also, they seem most active during meal times and I have seen them near the drive-thrus of McDonalds, Wendy's, and Chick-Fil-A looking for dropped food. I think there are dumpsters too that they may be visiting.


Susan Carpenter
Stow, OH

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Date: 12/1/17 1:47 pm
From: Leslie Sours <lmsours...>
Subject: Re: [Ohio-birds] Glaucous Gull, Alum Creek beach (Delaware Co.)
Glaucous Gull is back this evening.

Sent from my iPhone

> On Dec 1, 2017, at 9:04 AM, <cwinstead...> <cwinstead...> wrote:
>
> There was a young Glaucous Gull on the beach this morning, still present when I left at about 8:30.
>
> Note the beach entrance is closed for the winter but one can walk in from the Visitor Center.
>
> Carl Winstead
> Westerville
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Date: 12/1/17 11:02 am
From: Stefan Minnig <stefanminnig...>
Subject: Re: [Ohio-birds] GWF Geese, Dayton
There are now 34 Greater White-Fronted Geese as of 12:30pm. They can be easily viewed from your vehicle.


Stefan Minnig


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Subject: [Ohio-birds] GWF Geese, Dayton

There are currently 23 greater white fronted geese found by David Eagan on the pond at the Blessing-Zerkle funeral home on North Dixie/ Co Rd 25a, Dayton. Very skittish.

Eric Elvert
Dayton, Ohio

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Date: 12/1/17 10:28 am
From: Craig Caldwell <craig_caldwell...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] The Ohio Cardinal
  ‘Tis the season! It’s now winter for the Ohio Cardinal,so it’s time send in your fall (August through November) sightings.  They go to Craig Caldwell, 1270 W. MelroseDr., Westlake, OH, 44145 or CardinalATohiobirds.org (substitute the “@” symbolfor “AT”).  In addition to sightings, wewelcome photos, field notes, anecdotes, general interest articles, and researchpapers.  If you enter your sightings intoeBird, you do not need to send a report – we download all the entries directlyfrom Cornell.  Feel free, however, toexpand on items in your eBird list in a separate note to me, because I can’tlook at every note in eBird. Digital photo files, please; send prints only with priorapproval.  If you post photos to FaceBook,Flickr, or the like, you can send links to them rather than the photo filesthemselves.  Photos and links go to PhotoEditor Christopher Collins, chris.collinsATohiobirds.org. The deadline is December 21.  Thank you in advance. Craig CaldwellEditor, The Ohio CardinalThe Ohio Ornithological Society

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Date: 12/1/17 9:08 am
From: jen brumfield <elfin_skimmer...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] Pomarine Jaeger Edgewater Park
Pomarine Jaeger Edgewater Park IN THE WATER sitting just offshore the fishing pier to the east towards Wendy Park

Jen Brumfield
Cleveland, Ohio

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Date: 12/1/17 9:06 am
From: David Tan <melanerpers56...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] Battelle Darby and Hoover Dam
11/29 2P cloudy, about 50
Battelle Darby Metro Park and surrounding areas. Rather quiet.

BDMP, entrance, weeds/mixed deciduous-pine margin.
Cooper's Hawk 1 f
Downy Woodpecker 12
Hairy Woodpecker 7
Red bellied Woodpecker 10
Brown Creeper 4
Carolina Wren 7
Winter Wren 4
GCKinglet 14
Hermit Thrush 8
Eastern Towhee 5
ATSparrow 35
WTSparrow 10
Slate colored Junco 50
American Goldfinch 13

Elsewhere:

Red Tailed Hawk 7 (5 imm, 2 ad.) Marsh/prairie, Darby House, White
Barn/Greenways Trail
Yellow shafted Flicker 11 (flying Kulhwien Rd.)
Blue Jay 65
Common Crow 11
Eastern Bluebird 60 (small flocks along BDCreek Rd., Nature Center)
American Robin 300

12/1 9 - 11A, Sun, 30-38
Hoover Dam, Walnut north to Smothers Rd.
Franklin Co.

Ring necked Duck 25
Hooded Merganser 45
Canada Goose 1
Pied billed Grebe 2
Red-tailed Hawk 1 ad.
Bald Eagle 4 ad.
Bonaparte's Gull 120
Ring billed Gull 190 (all ad.)
Herring Gull 4 (ad.)

Delaware Co. Smothers Rd. and Sunbury Rd.
Small parking lot in NE corner Bridge 40.1319, -82.8837
nook-and-cranny along reservoir edge, weeds and grass/deciduous edge and margin
Many birds along margins incl. Eastern Bluebirds, Northern Cardinals,
Carolina Chickadees, American Goldfinches, Golden crowned Kinglets,
sparrow's and more.

Common Loon 1 (juv. just offshore)

Downy Woodpecker 5
Pileated Woodpecker 1
chickadee sp. (BCCH/CARC) 4 (at least 23 Carolina Chickadees)
Blue Jay 15
Common Crow 3
TTitmouse 0
WB Nuthatch 6
Brown Creeper 5
Carolina Wren 8
Winter Wren 4
Hermit Thrush 10
Cedar Waxwing 40 (one flock in flight)
PALM (W) WARBLER 1 (drab, olive brown with pale underparts, and
contrasting yellow vent region....bobbed tail often, yellow brown
rump, narrow tail flicked in flight showing two white spots in corners
of outer tail.) Not able to get photo (problem with auto focus).
Late; in past seven years we've noted four Dec. Palm's (12/7/12;
12/15 & 25/13; 12/8/15) and one mid winter Palm (1/12/14). All have
been W.
Slate-colored Junco 5
Eastern Towhee 4
AMTree Sparrow 22
Song Sparrow 10

Good birding
--
David & Patty Tan
Columbus
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Date: 12/1/17 7:07 am
From: Eric Elvert <Elvert1980...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] GWF Geese, Dayton
There are currently 23 greater white fronted geese found by David Eagan on the pond at the Blessing-Zerkle funeral home on North Dixie/ Co Rd 25a, Dayton. Very skittish.

Eric Elvert
Dayton, Ohio

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Date: 12/1/17 6:05 am
From: <cwinstead...> <cwinstead...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] Glaucous Gull, Alum Creek beach (Delaware Co.)
There was a young Glaucous Gull on the beach this morning, still present when I left at about 8:30.

Note the beach entrance is closed for the winter but one can walk in from the Visitor Center.

Carl Winstead
Westerville

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Date: 12/1/17 5:51 am
From: Stefan Minnig <stefanminnig...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] CONT. ROSS'S GOOSE Clark County, SR334/Middle Urbana Road, 12/1
The Ross's Goose reported by Doug Overacker earlier this week is still present in and around the pond at State Route 334 and Middle-Urbana Road in Clark County (Springfield) as of 7:15am this morning.


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Date: 11/30/17 4:43 pm
From: David Brinkman <0000008c24d685a4-dmarc-request...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] Pine Siskins, RB Nuthatch Cincinnati. 11/30
40+ Pine Siskins at Spring Grove Cemetery, mostly in sections 41-43, with some in 31, 51 & 54. Feeding on sycamore and larch. Thought I also heard redpolls chattering but not sure. Also first of season Red-breasted Nuthatch in section 42.

David A. Brinkman, M. Ed.
Cincinnati, OH

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Date: 11/30/17 2:54 pm
From: Ohio Birder <ohiobirder...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] Fish Crow Medina
Saw, heard a fish crow on Rt 42 parking lot of Marc's Shopping Center around 1pm today

KathyN
Medina OH
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Date: 11/30/17 2:33 pm
From: Bill Whan <billwhan...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] Hunting by air
I really need to study the Ohio hunting regulations. A helpful
correspondent wrote to inform me that "In Ohio, you cannot hunt from a
vehicle except a boat or a farm vehicle." Fortunately, there is nothing
wrong about just observing birds from anywhere, even from a Lear jet or
a Lamborgini. And it's OK if you don't shoot them.
Bill Whan

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Date: 11/30/17 2:12 pm
From: Ed Foley Home <edfoley57...>
Subject: Re: [Ohio-birds] query
In Ohio, you cannot hunt from a vehicle except a boat or a farm vehicle. Hunting from aircraft or drone is also prohibited even though it sounds interesting.

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> On Nov 30, 2017, at 4:48 PM, Bill Whan <billwhan...> wrote:
>
> I've been asked if it's permitted if any species of our birds may be
> legally hunted from the air. That's a question I can't answer, but I
> wonder if anyone might know the answer. For example, could a gunner in a
> glider legally take legal species in season? The questioner is probably
> not planning to bag any birds in this way, but she has an interesting
> query. She raises the question of how to retrieve the prey, and if
> nowhere else it might at least be undertaken in Texas...
> Bill Whan
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Date: 11/30/17 1:49 pm
From: Bill Whan <billwhan...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] query
I've been asked if it's permitted if any species of our birds may be
legally hunted from the air. That's a question I can't answer, but I
wonder if anyone might know the answer. For example, could a gunner in a
glider legally take legal species in season? The questioner is probably
not planning to bag any birds in this way, but she has an interesting
query. She raises the question of how to retrieve the prey, and if
nowhere else it might at least be undertaken in Texas...
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Date: 11/30/17 10:37 am
From: Peggy Wang <00000454f4164bea-dmarc-request...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] Holmes Cty Snowy Owl
Subject bird seen well today from CR 207 in same area as previously reported.

Often perching on barn roofs and posts.

Peggy Wang
Hudson

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Date: 11/30/17 8:15 am
From: Bill Whan <billwhan...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] Worth pondering
Lest we regard our little hobby as an important one, check out the 50+
responses on only ONE website from fellow Americans--apparently all
male, all armed, and all a little resentful--after a discussion on a
birding site--laws governing legal killing of crows in Maryland:
https://www.mdshooters.com/showthread.php?t=51184 . Careful out there!
--Bill Whan

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Date: 11/29/17 12:18 pm
From: Regina Schieltz <reginasch54...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] Darke County Pine Siskin
While doing feeder watch this morning, I saw a pine siskin at the feeder
area at Shawnee Prairie Preserve on 502 just west of Greenville.
Other birds:
Red belly Woodpecker
Bluejays
Wh. Br. Nuthatches
C. Chickadees
Wh. Thr. Spar.
Wh. Cr. Spar.
House sparrows
Goldfinches

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Date: 11/29/17 5:58 am
From: Stefan Minnig <stefanminnig...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] CONT. ROSS'S GOOSE Clark County, SR334/Middle Urbana Road, 11/29
The Ross's Goose reported by Doug Overacker yesterday is still present in the pond at the corner of State Route 334 and Middle Urbana Road in Clark County (Springfield), Ohio, as of 7:30am this morning.


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Date: 11/28/17 10:05 am
From: Doug Overacker <cdoveracker...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] Roos's Goose - Clark County
There is a Ross's Goose at the pond at the corner of Route 334 and Middle
Urbana Road which is just north of Springfield and just west of Buck Creek
State Park. We got too close and it flushed but then we refound it on a pond
just to the north. To get to the other pond, drive north on Middle Urbana
Road and turn right (east) to Forest Glen Nursing Home. Just go to the end
of the road and the pond is on your left. It was with a large flock of
Canada Geese.

Doug Overacker

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Date: 11/28/17 8:24 am
From: Doreene Linzell <dlinzell611...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] Common Redpolls - Lorain
There are currently two Common Redpolls at the Lorain impoundment. They
were feeding on teasels on the north side. Other observers indicated that
they are usually with a flock of 8-10 American Goldfinches. But, not this
time.

Doreene Linzell
Dan Sanders

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Date: 11/28/17 7:47 am
From: Ken Thompson <000002ec82ee436f-dmarc-request...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] Silver Lake: Geese, Gulls, Mergansers, Grebes, et al
27 Nov, on Silver Lake, Summit Co
Besides the usuals (Canada geese, ring-billed & herring gulls, great blue heron, crows), at least a dozen common merganser and a small float (4) of pied-bill grebes.Last week, 1 common loon, possible belted kingfisher. Ken Thompson
Silver Lake, OH

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Date: 11/27/17 11:54 am
From: Peggy Wang <00000454f4164bea-dmarc-request...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] Beaver Marsh today
Not much of note but I did have 3-4 Golden-crowned Kinglets near the lock.


No Wood Ducks today, just Gadwall, Mallards & I believe, Black Ducks (all on the far side of the main pond).


Peggy Wang
Hudson

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Date: 11/27/17 10:47 am
From: kent miller <k-cmiller...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] Ohio eBird review announcement
In 2005, Vic Fazio began his volunteer work as eBird reviewer for Ohio.It was not the first transformative project he had spearheaded for Ohio birdingbut the hours he contributed towards Ohio’s eBird experience from then untilnow has been herculean. In June of 2016 Vic started the wheels of transitionturning towards multiple Ohio reviewers and in May 2017 he announced theaddition of three new reviewers and added several more in the following months. On November 1, 2017 oversight of eBird reviewof the whole state was transferred from Vic to a group consisting of CraigCaldwell, Stefan Gleissberg, Kent Miller, & Brian Wulker.Since then (with Vic’s input) this group has been actively assigningclusters of Ohio’s counties to mostly local reviewers and we are very pleasedto now announce the new lineup of reviewers processing Ohio’s eBird data.Alphabetically by county the current list is:Adams                  BrianWulker
Allen                      Bob Sams
Ashland                                KentMiller
Ashtabula            Andy Avram & JenBrumfield
Athens                 Stefan Gleissberg
Auglaize               Troy Shively
Belmont               Jon Cefus
Brown                   Brian Wulker
Butler                    Brian Wulker
Carroll                   Kent Miller
Champaign         Doug Overacker
Clark                      Doug Overacker
Clermont             Brian Wulker
Clinton                  Brian Wulker
Columbiana        Jon Cefus
Coshocton          Kent Miller
Crawford             Jeff Peters
Cuyahoga            Jen Brumfield
Darke                    Brian Wulker
Defiance              Scott Myers
Delaware             Ben Warner & SteveLandes
Erie                        Dan Gesauldo& Jen Brumfield
Fairfield                Margaret Bowman
Fayette                                GeneStauffer
Franklin                                BenWarner & Steve Landes
Fulton                   Andy Jones,Annie Crary, Ryan Jacob, & Jason Guerard
Gallia                     StefanGleissberg
Geauga                                CoryChiappone
Greene                                RickAsamoto
Guernsey            Kent Miller
Hamilton              Brian Wulker
Hancock               Bob Sams
Hardin                   Troy Shively
Harrison               Kent Miller
Henry                    Scott Myers
Highland              Brian Wulker
Hocking                                StefanGleissberg
Holmes                 Kent Miller
Huron                   Jeff Peters
Jackson                                StefanGleissberg
Jefferson             Jon Cefus
Knox                      Kent Miller
Lake                       Jen Brumfield& Cory Chiappone
Lawrence            Stefan Gleissberg
Licking                   Margaret Bowman
Logan                    Doug Overacker
Lorain                    Dan Gesauldo& Jen Brumfield
Lucas                     Andy Jones,Annie Crary, Ryan Jacob, & Jason Guerard
Madison              Doug Overacker
Mahoning           Jon Cefus
Marion                 Steve Landes &Ben Warner
Medina                                DwightChasar
Meigs                    Stefan Gleissberg
Mercer                 Troy Shively
Miami                   Sue Tackett
Monroe               Ben Morrison
Montgomery     Sue Tackett
Morgan                                StefanGleissberg
Morrow               Steve Landes, BenWarner, & Anna Wittmer
Muskingum        Kent Miller
Noble                    Ben Morrison
Ottawa                 Andy Jones, AnnieCrary, Ryan Jacob, & Jason Guerard
Paulding               Scott Myers
Perry                     Stefan Gleissberg
Pickaway             Gene Stauffer
Pike                       Gene Stauffer
Portage                                DwightChasar
Preble                   Brian Wulker
Putnam                                BobSams
Richland               Kent Miller
Ross                       Gene Stauffer
Sandusky             Jeff Peters
Scioto                    Gene Stauffer
Seneca                 Jeff Peters
Shelby                  Doug Overacker
Stark                      Kent Miller         
Summit                                DwightChasar
Trumbull              David Hochadel
Tuscarawas         Kent Miller
Union                    Steve Landes& Ben Warner
Van Wert             Troy Shively
Vinton                  Stefan Gleissberg
Warren                 Rick Asamoto
Washington        Stefan Gleissberg
Wayne                  Kent Miller
Williams               Scott Myers
Wood                    Jeff Peters
Wyandot             Ben Warner & SteveLandesWe trust this group will build upon the stellar standardsthat Vic has set for Ohio eBird review. You can send questions about specificreports directly to the appropriate reviewer. You can also direct generalquestions to the Ohio eBird Q & A Facebook group. We are exploring severalnew options for keeping this list and dialogue online at several places but fornow Ohio eBird Q & A is the best place to find this list and ask questions.Craig, Stefan, Kent, & Brian have joined Vic in having access to reviewingany record in the state so questions can be directed our way as well. We arepleased that Vic is planning to continue to lead the way in keeping Ohio’sfilters (which determine which sightings get flagged) exceptionally precise andup to date. Thanks for helping Ohio’s birding and eBirding continue to grow andexcel.Craig Caldwell, Stefan Gleissberg, Kent  Miller, & Brian Wulker.

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Date: 11/27/17 10:25 am
From: jeremy <jeremyxrocks...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] Snowy Owl - Greene Co.
I followed up on a report of a Snowy Owl in a corn field in Greene Co. within minutes of being there I was asked to leave by an employee. I was informed if you want to be on the property for any reason to call the owner of the property, apparently they have waiver forms for their property. There is almost no parking on this very busy road, enough room for one or two cars tops. The bird was very distant and a scope was needed to see the bird. The number for the property (sunset stables and farm) is 937-673-8953 Steve and Jen Gabbard.

V/r

Jeremy Dominguez
Greene Co. Ohio

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Date: 11/27/17 8:27 am
From: Plante, Stanley <PlanteSV...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] Scratch that Eurasian Wigeon
I apologize to anyone who ran to see the Eurasian wigeon. It was actually a green-winged teal. That will teach me to report when I don't have binoculars.

Sorry.

Stan Plante

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Date: 11/27/17 8:16 am
From: Betsy MacMillan <betsymac5...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] No Eurasian Wigeon
Macedonia Pond Brook. Mallards, Canada Geese, and Green winged Teal present.
Mower and engineer activity around small pond.

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Date: 11/27/17 7:11 am
From: Plante, Stanley <PlanteSV...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] Eurasian wigeon in Macedonia.
I am at a small lake in Macedonia off of Pond Brook Lane and there is a Eurasian wigeon hanging around with some Mallards. Near intersection of Whispering Woods Drive. There are two lakes. It was originally on the smaller, easterly pond and then moved to larger lake.

Stan Plante

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Date: 11/27/17 4:29 am
From: Scott Pendleton <00000123137e64b5-dmarc-request...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] Snowy Owl- Harrison
A snowy owl was photographed by a friend yesterday morning on a fence post along Industry Parkway in Cadiz. He sent me a photo asking my to ID the "big white bird that looks like an owl." I went out but was unable to find the bird. We have a lot of good habitat. In many ways too much habitat to make finding this bird an easy proposition. If found today I will post an update.
Scott Pendleton

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Date: 11/26/17 4:04 pm
From: Tania Perry <tania.rae.perry...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] Calliope Delaware Ohio
Hello everyone,
I have not forgotten about the birding community who is still interested in
the updates of our Calliope visitor.
He has fared well this entire week, even with us having our roof replaced
on our home. The commotion and noise of the workers for two days did not
seem to bother him in the least.
He continues to feed at all three feeders now and still seems to be
roosting at night in the Honeysuckle vine. There remains plenty of foliage
and the bugs are still abundant.
We will continue to update on our FB page and I will let you know of any
changes as time goes on.
I will be curious to see over the next week or so whether he stays or
decides to leave. I wonder, if the insect population continues to be
abundant, will this be a factor that influences his migratory trajectory?
Only time will tell.
Tania

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Date: 11/26/17 3:40 pm
From: Jason Larson <000000f82d644de0-dmarc-request...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] Clear Fork Reservoir - Red Crossbills, Lesser Black-backed Gulls and more...11/26/17
Greetings!
Several individuals are still reporting Red Crossbills from Picnic Area #3, at the Clear Fork Reservoir, in Richland/Morrow Counties. I checked for the birds this evening, but was not able to locate them. I know that birders saw them this morning and some folks that I talked with heard them not long before I arrived at the location. Please keep in mind that there are many mature conifers, loaded with cones, all along the SW side of the reservoir. While the birds seem to frequent Picnic Area #3, they could be in any of the picnic areas or pull-offs from that particular location to the SE end of the reservoir, near the dam.
Also, the reservoir is loaded with waterfowl and gulls right now. Just this evening, there was a wide variety of waterfowl and waterbirds including Common Loon, Horned Grebe, Double-crested Cormorant and many others. Gary Cowell had a Greater White-fronted Goose there last evening. This reservoir is a magnet for waterfowl and gulls, all of fall and winter, as long as it stays open.
In addition, if you need a Lesser Black-backed Gull, this is the place to go! Anyone visiting for crossbills, waterfowl, etc. should check-out the SE end of the reservoir, near the dam, about an hour before sunset. Thousands of gulls come streaming into the area, just above the dam, at the end of the day. For some odd reason, this location is a magnet for Lesser Black-backed Gulls. I had no fewer than eight (8) adults there this evening! My guess is I missed a few and in the fading light, I always have trouble picking-out immature birds. Sometimes we get as many as 10-15+ in the floating masses.
Good Birding!
Jason
Jason S. Larson  Executive Director - Richland County Park District/Gorman Nature Center/B&O Bike TrailCurator - Muskingum University Herbarium (MUS) 2295 Lexington Avenue Mansfield, Ohio <44907-3027jlarson...>@gmail.com 419-884-3764gormannaturecenter.org

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Date: 11/26/17 11:48 am
From: George Novosel <geocoyote1229...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] Red Crossbills - Clear Fork Res. - Morrow County
Red Crossbills continue at Clear Fork Reservoir - Morrow County at 11:30 am
-12 noon today Sunday 11/26/17 at Parking area #3 off of SR 97. The
parking lot was closed but they were actively feeding on the white pine
cones between the rest room and the Pavillion.

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Date: 11/26/17 8:42 am
From: Andy Avram <ajavram...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] Common Redpoll - Lake County
Had one Common Redpoll at Chagrin River Park at the Reeves Rd. entrance. It was with Goldfinches and House Finches in a crabapple tree by the trailhead. It then flew around towards the Sweetgum trees.

Also, lots of siskins at Holden Arboretun in the conifer collection.

Andy

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Date: 11/26/17 6:02 am
From: Darlene Sillick <azuretrails...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] Columbus Audubon Nov 28 monthly program
Please join us this Tuesday, November 28 as we welcome Stan Gehrt from The
Ohio State University to share his knowledge on the masters of the night:
urban coyotes.



6:30 - 7:00 pm: Bird quiz and informal social time with light refreshments.
Come and meet old friends.or make new ones.



7:00 - 7:30 pm: Conservation Spotlight: Climate Watch. Angelika Nelson will
explain National Audubon's new program to monitor populations of selected
bird species to see how they are affected by changing climate. You can
participate in this Citizen Science project!



7:30 - 9:00 pm: Main program, door prizes



This Columbus Audubon program is free and open to the public. Programs are
held at the Grange Insurance Audubon Center at 505 West Whittier Street,
Columbus Ohio 43215 in the Scioto-Audubon Metro Park on the Whittier
Peninsula

Hope to see you there!


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Date: 11/26/17 5:30 am
From: jen brumfield <elfin_skimmer...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] Snowy owl Burke lakefront airport
There is a snowy owl on the Burke lakefront airport runways sitting on a small sign straight out from gate 12

Jen Brumfield
Cleveland, Ohio
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Date: 11/25/17 2:55 pm
From: jon diller <000000e7eb05d7da-dmarc-request...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] ross's goose?
I was at the wetland outside Bryan Ohio(county roads 16 & C) today and there was a possible Ross's goose present.
It was in with several hundred Canadian geese.
I could not see any sign of a grinning patch on the bill and the face looked pure white,no rust staining.
There was also a Canadian goose with a pure white body,head and neck had the normal markings and pattern.

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Date: 11/25/17 1:43 pm
From: Stierhoff, Elayna M. <EMStierhoff...>
Subject: Re: [Ohio-birds] red crossbills
I have checked our area which includes an old tree farm of evergreens with acres and acres of various pines, spruce and fir. Lots of cones but no sign of crossbills. Just goldfinch, house finch, golden crowned kinglets and juncos.

We will keep looking as the season goes on.

Elayna
Logan County


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Date: 11/25/17 10:57 AM (GMT-05:00)
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Subject: [Ohio-birds] red crossbills

It would be good, if listers, when done being the usual "sheep" and chasing
stake-out crossbills, would visit their local old cemeteries and local
white pine groves for red crossbills. The extent of the invasion should be
documented.
JOHN HERMAN

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Date: 11/25/17 1:31 pm
From: James Muller <jrmuller12+<birding...>
Subject: Re: [Ohio-birds] red crossbills
I agree with Susan, as do many others. The hostility on this Listserv
toward "the wrong kind of birders" is getting pretty old.

James Muller
Columbus, OH

On Sat, Nov 25, 2017, 4:25 PM Susan Carpenter <scarpenter3...>
wrote:

> I don't know you--and already tried sending you a private email but it
> came back as undeliverable-- but your email is needlessly negative and
> offensive. It was not necessary to call people sheep and chasers. Birders I
> personally know, including me, are trying to find crossbills on their own.
>
> Susan Carpenter
> Stow, OH
>
> ---- John Herman <john14.6jph...> wrote:
>
> =============
> It would be good, if listers, when done being the usual "sheep" and chasing
> stake-out crossbills, would visit their local old cemeteries and local
> white pine groves for red crossbills. The extent of the invasion should be
> documented.
> JOHN HERMAN
>
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Date: 11/25/17 1:26 pm
From: Susan Carpenter <scarpenter3...>
Subject: Re: [Ohio-birds] red crossbills
I don't know you--and already tried sending you a private email but it came back as undeliverable-- but your email is needlessly negative and offensive. It was not necessary to call people sheep and chasers. Birders I personally know, including me, are trying to find crossbills on their own.

Susan Carpenter
Stow, OH

---- John Herman <john14.6jph...> wrote:

=============
It would be good, if listers, when done being the usual "sheep" and chasing
stake-out crossbills, would visit their local old cemeteries and local
white pine groves for red crossbills. The extent of the invasion should be
documented.
JOHN HERMAN

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Date: 11/25/17 1:10 pm
From: David Brinkman <0000008c24d685a4-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Re: [Ohio-birds] red crossbills
I've been checking Spring Grove Cemetery in Cincinnati regularly (2-3 times/week) with no luck. Cone crop is excellent on white pine and eastern hemlock, with moderate crop on other pines, spruces and firs. Larches and sweet gum have plenty of crop as well. However, I examined some white pine cones on the ground and they seem to be lacking seeds. Checked hemlock too and seeds are present in their cones. I also need to check Mitchell Memorial Forest. These are the only two Hamilton county sites for which o have crossbill records, 2012-2013 being most recent.

David A. Brinkman, M. Ed.
Cincinnati, OH

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> On Nov 25, 2017, at 10:42 AM, John Herman <john14.6jph...> wrote:
>
> It would be good, if listers, when done being the usual "sheep" and chasing
> stake-out crossbills, would visit their local old cemeteries and local
> white pine groves for red crossbills. The extent of the invasion should be
> documented.
> JOHN HERMAN
>
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Date: 11/25/17 12:25 pm
From: inga schmidt <ingais...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] merlin - cuyahoga co.
I continued scouring possible places for crossbills, today checking two more
cemeteries, Highland Park and Lakeview. I didnt see any in either but
at Highland Park I saw one merlin, hunting from a series of different perches.
(In the usual section, toward the golf course and gas well.)


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Date: 11/25/17 10:22 am
From: Ken Ostermiller <ken.ostermiller...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] New Ohio eBird shared bird reporting hotspots area active
Ohio birders have added several shared bird reporting hotspots to eBird.

http://ohioebirdhotspots.wikispaces.com/



Clinton County

Cowan Lake SP--East Ponds

http://ohioebirdhotspots.wikispaces.com/Cowan+Lake+State+Park--East+Ponds



Columbiana County

Lusk-Lock Rd. @ Little Beaver Creek

http://ohioebirdhotspots.wikispaces.com/Lusk-Lock+Road+Little+Beaver+Creek



Delaware County

Hilmar Park

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



Franklin County

Whitehall Community Park

http://ohioebirdhotspots.wikispaces.com/Whitehall+Community+Park



Holmes County

stakeout Snowy Owl, Township Rd. 207, Millersburg (2017)

http://ohioebirdhotspots.wikispaces.com/Rarities



Ken Ostermiller

eBird Hotspot reviewer for Ohio

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Date: 11/25/17 8:38 am
From: David Myles <dkmyles55...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] Rough-legged Hawk Ottawa County
All,

When going out to fill the feeders this morning, we had a Rough-legged Hawk soaring low over the backyard and slowly drifted east along Turtle creek just south of Ottawa NWR.

David and Kim Myles
Oak Harbor

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Date: 11/25/17 7:57 am
From: John Herman <john14.6jph...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] red crossbills
It would be good, if listers, when done being the usual "sheep" and chasing
stake-out crossbills, would visit their local old cemeteries and local
white pine groves for red crossbills. The extent of the invasion should be
documented.
JOHN HERMAN

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Date: 11/25/17 7:27 am
From: Debbie Warren <otriam1...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] Red crossbills
A flock of red crossbill remain at Oak Openings near the lodge

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Date: 11/25/17 6:22 am
From: Michael Sandy <0000036b9d8da3c8-dmarc-request...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] Western grebe
Huntington Beach, bay village,  2 western grebes, noticed dark birds with white fronts and under belly, with dark eyes and white stripes on wings when flying, about same size as common mergs


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Date: 11/25/17 5:23 am
From: Bill Whan <billwhan...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] Ohio birds bibliography
The kind folks at the Columbus Audubon Society have put my Annotated
Bibliography of Ohio Ornithology on their website at

https://columbusaudubon.org/resources/bibliography-of-ohio-ornithology/

This resource is 80 pages in length, and could easily be twice the size,
and I'll see if I can add more good things to it in times to come. If
readers would like to suggest items please write to me and I can add
them if they are safe for your Sunday School teacher. --Bill

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Date: 11/24/17 6:30 pm
From: Sally Isacco <disacco...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] Fairport Harbor Lakefront Park-Snowy Owl
Around 2PM the Owl was out on the breakwall preening.  I watched him for
about 15 minutes.  Seen from the beach.

Sally Isacco, Chardon

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Date: 11/24/17 4:36 pm
From: Eli Miller <elimm...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] FW: Snowy Owl Holmes County
The Snowy Owl has been more reliable the last two days hanging around between 4117 CR207 & 4287 CR207. It was seen hunting successfully from both places tonight at dusk. Birders are welcome at both locations.

Eli

From: Eli M. Miller
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Subject: Snowy Owl Holmes County

There is a Snowy Owl between Berlin & Winesburg close to the intersection of TR652 & US62 now. It was first visible this morning from Four Corners Furniture (and found by their employees) along TR652 then moved a little and was visible from US62 just south of the intersection a little bit ago. It is on the west side of TR652.

Good luck,
Eli Miller

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Date: 11/24/17 1:18 pm
From: inga schmidt <ingais...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] pine siskins - cuy. co.
I went to Evergreen Cemetery, just outside of Chagrin Falls, to
search the trees, loaded with cones, in hopes of finding some
crossbills. Nothing. (This cemetery did have white winged crossbills
a few years back when they showed up all around this area.) But,
a nice little flock of some 20 pine siskins was bouncing from treetop
to treetop accompanied by a few chickadees.

Inga Schmidt

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Date: 11/24/17 9:04 am
From: Michael Sandy <0000036b9d8da3c8-dmarc-request...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] CLE Hopkins
3 harriers, 2 red tails, morning dove and red bellied wp


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Date: 11/24/17 8:25 am
From: Bill Whan <billwhan...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] Eskimo curlew (specimens)
The Eskimo Curlew is one of several Ohio birds that Peterjohn does not
include in his "The Birds of Ohio"(2001). I've held one in my hand.
These oversights seem to come from his failure to visit Ohio museums.
The OSU Museum has five specimens of the Eskimo Curlew, one each from
Labrador, Texas, Massachusetts, one with no data, and another from Ohio,
whose tag reads "Ohio, Erie County, vicinity of Sandusky, plus or minus
10 miles. Dr. William Graefe or Ed Hinde, E. L. Mosely collection.
Originally mounted, relaxed--skinned by Woodrow Goodpaster. Only Ohio
specimen?" Does anyone know of other old Ohio specimens in a museum
here? I suspect several other Ohio records not treated as species in The
Birds of Ohio for the same reason.
Bill Whan

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Date: 11/24/17 7:16 am
From: Doreene Linzell <dlinzell611...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] Red Crossbills
Following up on Gary Cowell's report 5 Columbus birders are presently
enjoying watching 14 Red Crossbills. We are in Parking Area 3 off of 97 at
Clear Fork Reservoir. They have been feeding on the white pines as well as
a tulip tree!

Doreene Linzell

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Date: 11/23/17 2:05 pm
From: Gary Cowell <0000016b4d0aac3f-dmarc-request...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] 11-23-17 Morrow county Red crossbills and Brewer's blackbird.
11-23-17   Morrow County,OH
2:15pm: One male Brewer's blackbird seen feeding with nine Killdeer in cattle feedlot at the NW corner intersection of SR314 and CR49.
2:45pm: Five Red crossbills (4 fem.,1 male) feeding in the White pines at the Clear Fork Reservoir picnic area #3 parking lot area off SR97.
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Date: 11/23/17 12:40 pm
From: Joyce Callahan <000000997d0c09c0-dmarc-request...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] Peregrin Falcon in Lorain
> There is a peregrine falcon eating a fish on the beach at Lakeview Park in Lorain.
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> Date: Wed, 22 Nov 2017 13:55:50 -0500
> From: Eli Miller <elimm...>
> Subject: Snowy Owl Holmes County
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> There is a Snowy Owl between Berlin & Winesburg close to the intersection of TR652 & US62 now. It was first visible this morning from Four Corners Furniture (and found by their employees) along TR652 then moved a little and was visible from US62 just south of the intersection a little bit ago. It is on the west side of TR652.
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> Subject: Pine L., Evans L. in Mahoning Co.
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> This afternoon I took a look at these 2 reservoirs where Yellow Creek is dammed. Pine L. had: 47 n. shovelers, Am. black ducks, ring-necked duck, buffleheads, 50 hooded mergansers, 178 common mergansers, ruddy ducks, common loons, pied-billed grebes, bald eagle, Cooper's hawk, e. bluebird. and yellow-rumped warbler. At Evans L. I found: buffleheads, 40 hooded mergansers, common loons, pied-billed grebes, greater yellowlegs, 2000 ring-billed gulls, and herring gulls.
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Date: 11/23/17 10:46 am
From: Bill Whan <billwhan...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] Ohio museum bird collections
After my post about bird periodicals, I thought to offer information
about ornithological holdings in Ohio museums. You can find an old but
useful article in the Auk 90(1):160-161, which treats sixteen Museum
ornithological holdings in Ohio. It offers brief descriptions of large
museum collections of skins, skeletons, mounts, egg sets, and nests.
This article is from 1973, and of course the numbers of specimens have
increased somewhat since that time. This brief article deals with the
Cleveland Museum of Natural History, the Cincinnati Museum of Natural
History, the Dayton Museum of Natural History, the Ohio State Museum,
the University of Cincinnati, Miami University Department of Zoology,
the Toledo Museum of Health and Natural History, and nine smaller
collections in Ohio.
Not all of the museums offer displays of bird specimens, but they are
willing to assist serious citizens who ask serious questions about items
in their collections. Unfortunately, few of them even offer
complete lists online of their holdings (the OSU collection is an
exception, with complete data on Vertnet), but they will supply
information to serious inquiries. It seems likely that the important
collections will eventually be inventoried and made available online,
although I must say some of these efforts have gone along for quite a
while.
Museum specimens, beyond public showings, are for serious
inquiries. One layer of seriousness is sharing data of specimens for
interested folks in Ohio; important collections should be
carefully inventoried and made public on the internet, and that in
important instances serious members of the public will be allowed to
examine specimens and records.
I can't imagine museum curators will always be willing to have members
of the public to handle their specimens, but they surely must find it
useful at last to make their holdings known to the public.


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Date: 11/23/17 10:20 am
From: Shrader, John <000004c84b08e125-dmarc-request...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] Black Scoter continues at Caesar Creek SP
The Black Scoter continues off the beach at Caesar Creek State Park this morning

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CAESAR CREEK STATE PARK, Warren, Ohio, US
Nov 23, 2017 10:40 AM - 11:40 AM
Protocol: Traveling
10.0 mile(s)
Comments: TIME: 1040 - 1140
CONDITIONS: T 35F, wind S 5-10, partly cloudy become clear
COVERAGE:
1. Haines Rd. boat ramp
2. Campground boat ramp area
3. Beach
MAMMALS: None
OBSERVERS: Karen and John Shrader
26 species

Black Scoter (Melanitta americana) 1 Continues off the beach area
American Coot (Fulica americana) 30
Killdeer (Charadrius vociferus) 1
Bonaparte's Gull (Chroicocephalus philadelphia) 10
Ring-billed Gull (Larus delawarensis) 50
Herring Gull (Larus argentatus) 6
Mourning Dove (Zenaida macroura) 2
Belted Kingfisher (Megaceryle alcyon) 1
Red-bellied Woodpecker (Melanerpes carolinus) 2
Downy Woodpecker (Picoides pubescens) 1
Blue Jay (Cyanocitta cristata) 10
American Crow (Corvus brachyrhynchos) 8
Horned Lark (Eremophila alpestris) 10
Tufted Titmouse (Baeolophus bicolor) 2
Carolina Wren (Thryothorus ludovicianus) 2
Eastern Bluebird (Sialia sialis) 3
American Robin (Turdus migratorius) 1
European Starling (Sturnus vulgaris) 50
Cedar Waxwing (Bombycilla cedrorum) 3
Yellow-rumped Warbler (Setophaga coronata) 60
Dark-eyed Junco (Junco hyemalis) 1
White-throated Sparrow (Zonotrichia albicollis) 1
Song Sparrow (Melospiza melodia) 1
Northern Cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis) 5
Purple Finch (Haemorhous purpureus) 2
American Goldfinch (Spinus tristis) 2

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Spring Valley Wildlife Area--South (Warren Co.), Warren, Ohio, US
Nov 23, 2017 10:20 AM - 10:30 AM
Protocol: Traveling
0.5 mile(s)
Comments: TIME: 1020 - 1030
CONDITIONS: T 35F, wind S 5, partly cloudy
COVERAGE: Quick stop at the South Parking Lot
MAMMALS: NONE
OBSERVERS: Karen and John Shrader
2 species

Pied-billed Grebe (Podilymbus podiceps) 8
Northern Cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis) 3

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Date: 11/23/17 7:03 am
From: Bill Whan <billwhan...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] Ohio Cardinal issues
A reminder that all previous issues of The Ohio Cardinal are easy to
read online at https://sora.unm.edu/node/137745 , as is a long list of
ornithological periodicals (searchable at https://sora.unm.edu/node).
Each Cardinal issue (1978-present) has article titles on the cover for
easy reference. This same resource also provides scans of all issues of
the Auk, Journal of Field Ornithology, North American Birds, Wilson
Bulletin, etc. If other Ohio bird periodicals--even with smaller
distributions--could be scanned and made available, we all would be
better informed with easy free access to back issues.
Just sayin',
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Date: 11/23/17 4:07 am
From: Ken Ostermiller <ken.ostermiller...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] Wilderness Road south of Funk Bottoms, Wayne County
Wilderness Road on the south edge of Funk Bottoms in Wayne County is
currently flooded at the peat pits. We first entered the road on the west
end from Funk Road and found a large concentration of Tundra Swans and 202
Sandhill Cranes viewed via scope on the north side of the road across the
agricultural fields. This is the largest number of Sandhills we have
counted at Funk!

We then went to the east end of Wilderness Road, entering from Elyria Road
and waited until sunset. Two Short-eared Owls and a Northern Harrier were
hunting over the field east of the bridge. Other birders noted Greater
White-fronted Geese and a Cackling Goose flying over with flocks of
Canadas.

A pretty nice way to spend Thanksgiving Eve.

Ken Ostermiller
Westfield Center

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Date: 11/22/17 3:01 pm
From: Craig Holt <0000005e41671c14-dmarc-request...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] Pine L., Evans L. in Mahoning Co.
This afternoon I took a look at these 2 reservoirs where Yellow Creek is dammed.  Pine L. had: 47 n. shovelers, Am. black ducks, ring-necked duck, buffleheads, 50 hooded mergansers, 178 common mergansers, ruddy ducks, common loons, pied-billed grebes, bald eagle, Cooper's hawk, e. bluebird. and yellow-rumped warbler.  At Evans L. I found: buffleheads, 40 hooded mergansers, common loons, pied-billed grebes, greater yellowlegs, 2000 ring-billed gulls, and herring gulls.  

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Date: 11/22/17 11:11 am
From: Eli Miller <elimm...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] Snowy Owl Holmes County
There is a Snowy Owl between Berlin & Winesburg close to the intersection of TR652 & US62 now. It was first visible this morning from Four Corners Furniture (and found by their employees) along TR652 then moved a little and was visible from US62 just south of the intersection a little bit ago. It is on the west side of TR652.

Good luck,
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Date: 11/21/17 7:02 pm
From: Randy Rowe <rowe926...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] Lorain Harbor to Rocky River park on Lake Erie
I spent the first two hours of this morning today at Lorain Harbor. The
snowy owl reported on the breakwall yesterday was more cooperative today.
It was sitting on a nice snag against a grassy background only 100ft or so
off the parking lot. Lots of people got some really nice photos. I also saw
two of the three red phalaropes that were reported yesterday. These were
against the steel wall below the water treatment plant at the mouth of the
Black River. I parked on the west side of the river in the badly rutted
parking area that leads to the old fishing pier. They were across the river
with 50 or so Bonaparte's gulls. Nothing else unusual there.

Not much of interest at Avon power plant or Bradstreet Landing (except
10,000 or more red-breasted mergansers). At Rocky River park, there were
three black scoters and one white-winged scoter. The latter was quite close
to shore, presenting excellent views. There were several loons at each
location, but all were common loons. Randy Rowe, Wooster

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Date: 11/21/17 4:30 pm
From: Matthew Valenic <mmvalencic...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] Ross's x Snow Goose Hybrid in Geauga County
It was pure serendipity to find two Snow Geese, a Ross's Goose and a
Ross's/Snow Hybrid in a storm water pond in Middlefield this afternoon.
Shortly after taking pics the birds left, but I welcome comments about the
hybrid. It's not often we get to compare the three so carefully. If you are
interested go to my eBird checklist at
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S40646812.



It's always fun to have something 'different' to look at.



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Date: 11/21/17 4:13 pm
From: Brian <brian0918...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] Summit Co - Fish Crows at Chapel Hill plaza
At least 2 or 3 Fish Crows were still present early this afternoon in the
Chapel Hill plazas on Howe Ave, between Giant Eagle and Denny's, and down
to Chick-fil-a. There wasn't much vocalization overall, so there could be
several more. Watch for their throat feathers to puff up when they make
their nasally call. I was able to get decent video of one:
http://youtu.be/QovQnNXrp20

Thanks to Susan Carpenter for finding them!

Brian Tinker

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Date: 11/20/17 1:43 pm
From: Simpson, Bruce <simpson...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] Blendon Woods-Waterfowl and Songbirds
Blendon Woods Metro Park is located in the northeast corner of Columbus off
of I 270 and Rte 161. Take the Little Turtle Way exit.

Below is a list of some of the Birds seen the last 6 days.

Thoreau Lake
Hooded Merganser
Wood Duck
Mallards
American Black duck
Gadwall
Great Blue Heron
Pied-billed Grebe
Belted Kingfisher

Lake Trail
Woodpeckers
Pileated
Hairy
N Flicker
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker
Red-headed-Pipeline cut
Hawks
Red-tailed
Cooper's
Sparrows
White-throated
Dark-eyed Junco
E Towhee
Carolina Wren
E Bluebird
Yellow-rumped Warbler

Nature Center
White-throated Sparrow
Yellow-rumped Warbler
Dark-eyed Junco

Turkeys-over a hundred in the park
Feeders
Ranger Station
Nature Center
Thoreau Lake-East Blind
Picnic areas

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: 11/20/17 11:29 am
From: anthony fry <mrfry07...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] Snow geese - Muskingum County
7 snow geese at Memorial Park cemetery in Zanesville with about 80 Canada geese

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Date: 11/20/17 10:57 am
From: Sally Isacco <disacco...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] Overlook Beach Park-Scoters
Overlook Beach Park-Mentor on the Lake, north end of 306 all 3 scoters. 
From 12 Noon-1PM I watched a raft of Scoters;  about 11 ( hard to count
with the waves ).  1 White-winged, 6 Black and 4 Surf-probably more. 
Red-breasted Mergs flying west;  90-100 each wave;  sometimes more.

Sally Isacco, Chardon

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Date: 11/20/17 10:37 am
From: Peggy Wang <00000454f4164bea-dmarc-request...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] Summit Lk Red-necked Grebe
Subject bird still here thus afternoon. Best views from small baseball field parking lot just N of machester & trail rds on W side. Had head up & swimming for awhile but snoozing w/head tucked currently. Sometimes hard to see behind small group of trees near shore.

Thx for great directions.

Did not see Goldeneyes but had Scaup, ring-necked, ruddy, gadwall, canvasbacks. Lots of coots & pied-billeds.

Peggy Wang
Hudson

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Date: 11/20/17 8:23 am
From: George Novosel <geocoyote1229...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] SNOWY OWL - LORAINE HARBIR
The one adult snowy is located on the eastern most breakwall Scope is
very helpful. Follow the rocks toward the end. There is a set of stairs.
It is 20-25 feet in front of the stairs on top of the breakwall next to a
large boulder

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Date: 11/20/17 8:09 am
From: jen brumfield <elfin_skimmer...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] Snowy Owl Lorain Harbor
At least one Snowy Owl is being seen at Lorain Harbor on the outer breakwall

Jen Brumfield
Cleveland, Ohio

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Date: 11/20/17 7:16 am
From: Jon Cefus <jcefus...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] Fish Crow ID. What shall we do?
Hello!

Yesterday, following up on a previous report in Summit Co. I headed toward
Cuyahoga Falls to see if I could locate the reported Fish Crow(s) in the
area of Chapel Hill mall (Howe Ave.). Almost immediately when I got to
where the old Border's Books was (now Books-a-Million), I saw crows flying
and chasing each other. I pulled into a restaurant by the bookstore and
definitely heard several Fish Crows calling back and forth. The group flew
over to a tree between a car dealership and the Home Depot and I snapped a
few photos for documentation purposes. I waited for some time with my
phone at the ready to record their calls, but once these particular birds
got to the tree they did not make another sound, so no recording was made.
I had some sense of confidence about knowing their nasally call after my
trip to Florida earlier this year when there was ample chance to hear them.

It seems to me that we have a challenge ahead of us as Ohio birders. It is
very likely that Fish Crows will continue to spread as they seem to be
having success breeding in the Cleveland area, which one would suppose
means dispersing to more areas. I have learned that the ONLY reliable way
to ID a Fish Crow versus American Crow is to get a recording of the bird(s)
in question.

A thought occurred to me this morning on my commute. How often will we
observe Fish Crows in circumstances that allow for good recording of their
calls? I was thinking about areas like New Philadelphia (Tuscarawas Co.)
where roosts of tens of thousands of crows happen each late fall/winter.
In the din of these roosts can we hope to get a good recording even if we
were able to pick out a Fish Crow call in that context? How often can we
hope to get a little group in isolation that will allow for good recording?

I do not know the answers. I know that recording will be imperative as
they move inland and their population grows, which again I think is to be
expected. Perhaps this will be more of a problem for another generation of
Ohio birders, but I thought I would open the discussion up here, and in
other forums, to see how we might proceed effectively.

Happy birding and Happy Thanksgiving (if you celebrate it) to all!

Jon Cefus
Carroll Co.

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Date: 11/20/17 6:05 am
From: jen brumfield <elfin_skimmer...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] Three Red Phalaropes Lorain harbor
Lori Brumbaugh is looking at 3 Red Phalaropes at Lorain Harbor now, 8:50 am

Jen Brumfield
Cleveland, Ohio

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Date: 11/20/17 5:42 am
From: Barbara Zaas Partington <bzpart55...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] Pine Siskins Geauga County
I have at least a dozen pine siskins at seed feeder - first of year


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Munson Township
Geauga County

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Date: 11/20/17 4:25 am
From: jen brumfield <elfin_skimmer...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] Snowy Owl Burke Lakefront Airport
At least one snowy owl can be seen from gate 12 at Burke Lakefront Airport, sitting on a runway light. Just drove by it

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Date: 11/19/17 7:46 pm
From: Blake Mathys <blakemathys...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] Union County: Probable White-winged Crossbills
I'm certainly no birding-by-ear expert, but I had a group of flyover birds today that sounded very much like White-winged Crossbills. I estimate that there were 10 to 20 of them.


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Date: 11/19/17 6:31 pm
From: Tania Perry <tania.rae.perry...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] Calliope Delaware Ohio
The rain that we have had over the past few days has not deterred our
Calliope.

He has been feeding at all three feeders now and even took a stance with a
Downy Woodpecker who dared to enter his territory.

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Date: 11/19/17 5:59 pm
From: Randy Rowe <rowe926...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] Wayne County locations
I was out on a cold windy afternoon birding several sites in Wayne County.
I started at Shreve Fishpond where there were 7 Bonaparte's gulls, about 28
dunlin and I think one least sandpiper, and two greater yellowlegs.

The big pond on Cemetery Rd is now full of water again. There were a few
groups of waterfowl there including about 25 each of gadwalls and
shovelers, 4 mallards, 6 green-winged teal, 5 ring-necks, 3 buffleheads,
and 4 pied-billed grebes.

There was not much in the Wilderness Rd lake (which is now back to a lake),
but west of the farmhouse in the far back of the large field was a group of
about 55 tundra swans. Randy Rowe, Wooster

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Date: 11/19/17 10:38 am
From: Coy, Patrick G. <pcoy...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] Summit Co & Lake RN Grebe
The Red-necked Grebe first found by Brian Tinker earlier in the week is still present at the North End of Summit Lake along with other collections of nice waterfowl, including Ring-necked, Northern shoveler, Common Goldeneye, Ruddy Duck, lesser scaup, American coot, Pied-billed grebe.

The parking lot next to the baseball field along Manchester at the corner of Clearview offers clearviews.

Patrick Coy

Peninsula

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Date: 11/19/17 9:47 am
From: John Pogacnik <jpogacnik...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] Cave swallows, Ashtabula, 11/19
There are two cave swallows at Walnut Beach in Ashtabula. They were flying near the trees west of the two shelters. They also flew up the grassy area that runs up the hill west of that and disappeared for a while. I checked that area and couldn't find them. I came back and of them was back. It startedsnowing and it went back up the hill.

Also a young brant at Malek Park on Parrish Road just west of Conneaut. At Conneaut Harbor, single long-tailed duck, surf and white-winged scoters, and six common redpolls.

At Ashtabula, a distant snowy owl sitting at the bottom of a large gravel pile. Also 2 surf scoters at Lakeshore Park.



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Date: 11/19/17 8:29 am
From: jen brumfield <elfin_skimmer...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] Red-necked Grebes Lorain Harbor and Gordon Marina in Cuyahoga
2 Red-necked Grebes in Lorain Harbor and one at Gordon marina in Cuyahoga

Jen Brumfield
Cleveland, Ohio

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Date: 11/19/17 8:28 am
From: jen brumfield <elfin_skimmer...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] Black-legged Kittiwake Huntington Reservation, Cuyahoga county
A juv Black-legged Kittiwake passed heading west with 4 Bonies from Huntington Reservation in Bay Village, Cuyahoga

Jen Brumfield
Cleveland, Ohio
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Date: 11/19/17 8:23 am
From: jen brumfield <elfin_skimmer...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] Red Phalarope Lorain harbor
Patty McKelvey found a Red Phalarope in Lorain Harbor 30 Min ago. Swimming on water in harbor

Jen Brumfield
Cleveland, Ohio
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Date: 11/19/17 8:14 am
From: Betsy MacMillan <betsymac5...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] Red Necked Grebe still at Summit Lake Akron
Continuing bird clearly seen from Trail St. side of lake with other ducks and Pied billed grebes and coots. Scope helpful but seen well with bins also. Thanks to George and Joanne! LB!

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Date: 11/18/17 5:05 pm
From: Robert Thorn <robthorn6...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] 3-Creeks-to-PickPonds,11-18: SandhillCranes,raptors,sapsuckers
The overcast skies didn't seem to have much effect on bird activity in
these parks in south Columbus today. Most landbird migrants seem through,
but winter residents and waterbird migrants seem in full swing. Highlights
included

Waterfowl - Pick Ponds still have good diversity, but the higher water
levels have allowed them to spread out. I had N.Shovelers, Green-winged
Teal, Pied-billed Grebes, and Hooded Mergansers there, along with the
expected geese and mallards

Raptors - not much at 3-Creeks, but Pick Ponds had 2 Bald Eagles, 1
Cooper's Hawk, and a Red-tailed Hawk, all around the Wood Duck picnic area

Sandhill Cranes - 2 were still hanging around Mallard marsh east of the
Wood Duck picnic area

Sapsuckers - finally appearing in numbers, with 3 at 3 different sites
along the Blacklick greenbelt

BrownCreepers - another winter resident finally showing itself, with birds
at many locations

Fruit-eaters - still flocks of Robins in many places in both parks and
along the Blacklick Greenbelt between them. The only Cedar Waxwings were
at Chatterton Greenbelt, and the only Mockingbird was at the Bowen Rd
parking area by Ellis Pond at Pick Ponds.

Golden-crowned Kinglets - still small #s at many locations; the Confluence
area of 3-Creeks had 5

Sparrows - lots of White-throated flocks in many locations, along with good
#s of Song Sparrows. Swamp Sparrows were at Cruiser Pond and several
locations along the Blacklick Greenbelt, and White-cronws were at Pick
Ponds; more unusual were Tree Sparrows at Chatterton greenbelt

Blackbirds - conspicuous by their absence, with not a one around either park

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Date: 11/18/17 11:47 am
From: J. Hochadel <jahochadel...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] Peregrine Falcon [Trumbull County]
Shortly before 1:30 this afternoon, I watched a Peregrine diving at the
group of Pigeons that hang around and nest under the Rt 82 bridge that
spans Elm Rd in Cortland (near Walmart). The Peregrine missed the Pigeon it
was trying to catch, dove back into the group and missed again, and then it
flew to the top of one of the tallest utility poles. The Pigeons scattered
then eventually landed on the wires near the bridge where they usually
roost. A bit of excitement to brighten a rainy afternoon. :)

Judy

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Date: 11/18/17 8:35 am
From: H Thomas Bartlett <hthomas.bartlett...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] Snowy Owl(s) on Lake Erie Islands...
A Snowy Owl was reported Tuesday for Middle Bass Island. One was
photographed on South Bass Island yesterday. And today one was found
by Tom Behlon on Kelleys Island. Same bird moving around or multiple
birds???

Tom

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Date: 11/18/17 7:57 am
From: George Novosel <geocoyote1229...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] RED-NECKED GREBE - SUMMIT LAKE
Red-necked Grebe continues on Summit Lake in Akron mixed in with pied
grebes and various other waterfowl. Thanks Joann for taking me to a good
observation area to see clearly with a scope.

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Date: 11/18/17 7:37 am
From: Eric Elvert <Elvert1980...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] RT Loon , DaytonRt ..continuing
The red throated loon is still here at Eastwood metropark lake in Dayton as of 10am Sat morning

Eric Elvert
Dayton, Ohio

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Date: 11/18/17 6:37 am
From: jen brumfield <elfin_skimmer...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] Cleveland snowy owl E. 9th St. pier
And immature snowy owl is visible on the Burke lakefront airport runway looking east from the E. 9th St. pier

Jen Brumfield
Cleveland, Ohio
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Date: 11/17/17 7:24 pm
From: Tania Perry <tania.rae.perry...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] Calliope Delaware Ohio
Our Calliope continues his presence in Delaware Oh. Despite of the cool
weather at night, there continues to be an abundancy of flying insects,
plenty of shelter and nectar to sustain his needs.

I am still monitoring his daily activities, environment and behaviors as he
continues his stay.

We have placed another feeder up under the eave of the house and out of the
wind. Just in case he decides to stay longer and as the weather gets
consistently colder I wanted the presence of the feeder to be familiar to
him.

We'll keep you updated as time goes on.
Corey and Tania Perry

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Date: 11/17/17 4:31 pm
From: Carole Babyak <000001100197cc98-dmarc-request...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] Rose breasted Grosbeak
I had an immature Rose-breasted Grosbeak at my sunflower feeder Nov. 12

Carole Babyak NE Ohio Trumbull County

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Date: 11/17/17 4:21 pm
From: jen brumfield <elfin_skimmer...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] Cleveland Snowy Owl
Hey all - found an immature Snowy Owl at Edgewater Marina, on the outer breakwall, on Wednesday. Patty McKelvey relocated likely the same bird today, on the outer breakwall off of Burke, viewed from East 9th street pier

Jen Brumfield
Cleveland, Ohio
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Date: 11/17/17 4:09 pm
From: Mary Huey <mary.huey...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] Eagle sighting
Late this morning while visiting the new pier out into Lake Erie at Painesville Township Park (it's impressive), friends and I watch a mature bald eagle catch a fish (effortlessly) just off the end of the pier.  Then instead of flying to the tree line to eat it, it flew east along the lake until a very dark immature eagle flew out from the shore.  Once the immature was close to the adult, the adult dropped the fish and the immature dropped down and snatched it up.  Teaching the first year bird to fish??  Sure looked like it.
There were also at least half a dozen horned grebes on the water and perhaps a thousand gulls (too far east to identify) sitting on the water or spiraling in the air.
Mary HueyLake County

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Date: 11/17/17 10:45 am
From: Bill Whan <billwhan...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] Bibliography of Ohio ornithology
Eight years ago I offered on this forum a 56-page bibliography of
publications treating birds in Ohio. It's easily consulted by author or
topic (such as Vireo, Vulture, or Veery); if someone wants to put it on
the Net, fine. I will send it on request. I haven't added to it, because
only one person wrote to ask for a copy, so it could use updating. I
offer it once again because I don't know of anything more easily
available to scholars of Ohio ornithology, even though it treats
publications only through 2009. Most of these articles can be found on
the internet. Lemme know if you're interested.
Bill Whan

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Date: 11/16/17 7:31 am
From: Robert Evans <benbovas...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] Crow roost (?): western Muskingum County
This morning between 7:30 and 8:00 a loosely constituted stream of crows
flew across our hilltop pasture (on the Flint Ridge upland) in Hopewell
Township, Muskingum County. A conservative estimate is that 600 crows flew
by while I sipped my morning coffee and gazed out the kitchen window,
before we went out to feed our sheep and horses, and clean the horse barn,
(our daily post-dawn routine.)

A group of about eighty of the birds lingered on our land and the field
across Flint Ridge Rd. as I worked in and around the barns. The crows
seemed agitated, swooping around and calling, but I could not see any
deserving focus of their attention (like a hawk or something.) Perhaps it
was just their own form of morning exuberance.

I mention this abundance of crows because it has not been a daily
occurrence. This is the first I have noticed such a flight. Perhaps a
winter roost is forming near the west side of Dillon Reservoir, which is a
little more than a mile distant from our place, as the crow flies.

Bob Evans
Geologist, etc.
Hopewell Township, Muskingum County

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Date: 11/15/17 8:19 pm
From: Tania Perry <tania.rae.perry...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] Calliope Delaware Ohio
Quick Calliope update. Our avian visitor continues to be present. Foraging
for insects and feeding on nectar. He still remains very active and full of
energy.
Will keep everyone updated as time goes by.

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Date: 11/15/17 12:13 pm
From: Elaine & Marty Cohen <buckeye4c...>
Subject: Re: [Ohio-birds] Akron - Red-necked Grebe at Summit Lake
Brian,
thanks for the tip.

Summit Lake, Wed late morning:
one each: red necked grebe, common loon.
two canvasback, several gadwall.
many: pied billed grebe, ring-necked duck, coot.

Springfield Lake, early pm:
25 tundra swan

On Tue, Nov 14, 2017 at 4:07 PM, Brian <brian0918...> wrote:

> I found a Red-necked Grebe this afternoon at 2:30 at Summit Lake, on the
> northern end of the lake in the center, mixed in with Ring-necked Ducks and
> Coots. Best viewed by parking in the lot on Manchester Rd and walking down
> the hill to the water. You can also park on the eastern side of the lake at
> Summit Lake Park and scope from there, but you won't be as close.
>
> Approximate location: 41.058693, -81.546509
>
> Brian Tinker
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Date: 11/15/17 10:13 am
From: Stefan Minnig <stefanminnig...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] CONT. RED-THROATED LOON MONTGOMERY CTY., Eastwood Metropark, 11/15, 12:30pm
The Red-Throated Loon found by Eric Elvert last week continues at Eastwood Metropark in Montgomery County (Dayton) as of 12:30pm. It was located more on the northern side of the lake. Two Common Loons were also present. I couldn't locate the White-Winged Scoter seen yesterday in that area.


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Date: 11/15/17 7:51 am
From: Ken Ostermiller <ken.ostermiller...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] Northern Shrike, Letha House Park, Medina County
Northern Shrike seen on the Great Horned Owl Bridle Trail at Letha House
Park in Medina County Wednesday morning. We were on the trail on the west
side of the web prairie and the Shrike was perched in the tree line. It
flew toward the parking lot.

Ken Ostermiller
Westfield Center

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Date: 11/15/17 6:07 am
From: Bill Whan <billwhan...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] Red Crossbills
At
http://birding.aba.org/message.php?mesid=1359153&MLID=CT01&MLNM=Connecticut%20Birds
is some information about what the
eastern gurus tell us is an invasion of red crossbills of great
magnitude. I sure haven't heard much about Ohio crossbills recently, but
things are only beginning. I can recall an invasion a few years back
when on a warmish day my wife and I sat on chairs on the back deck,
which is partly shaded by a big hemlock, and fed these little beggars
from the hand. They were obviously from a place where we
seemed no dangerous than reindeer. The gurus predict as many or more
this winter, so peel an eye.
Bill Whan
Columbus

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Date: 11/14/17 5:58 pm
From: Robert Thorn <robthorn6...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] HooverDam-Inniswood,11-14:loon,grebes,blackbirds
I stopped by the lower part of Hoover Resevoir (Walnut St. ramp and the
dam) as well as a few nearby wooded parks (Boyer Preserve, Inniswood) this
afternoon. Late migrants were scarce and spotty, with notables including :

MuteSwans - not really a migrant, but 3 adults and 2 juveniles were off the
Walnut St. ramp
American Wigeon - none on the reservoir, but 6 were on the pond at Boyer
Preserve
CommonLoon - at least one was in the deep part of the reservoir off the dam
Pied-billed Grebes - 2 were off Walnut St ramp and another 2 were off the
dam
Gulls - small flocks of Ring-bills and Bonapartes were at many spots in the
lower reservoir
Pileated Woodpecker - 1 was calling from the woodland loop trail at
inniswood
Golden-cr.Kinglets - still some around with 2 below Hoover Dam and another
2 at inniswood
Sparrows - Songs common, at every spot; Boyer had 12. Boyer also had a
Swamp Sparrow. A Tree Sparrow was along the spillway south of Hoover Dam
Blackbirds - small flocks of Redwings flew south past the Walnut St ramp
and at inniswood. Inniswood also had 35-40 Common Grackles staging for a
roost somewhere to the south.

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Date: 11/14/17 2:08 pm
From: Sally Isacco <disacco...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] Sims Park ( Euclid )-Full of Scoters
After fighting with Drs. offices and Insurance People all morning,  I
had to let off some steam!  So,  off I went to Sims Park to look for
Scoters.  I haven't seen any this fall yet.  I was there between 2-3PM. 
I had all 3 species.  Only 2 White-winged Scoters.  I counted 43
Surf/Black.  Basically in 2 groups.  One directly north of the pier and
the other NE of the pier.  Hard to get an accurate count with the surf
and them diving.  It was so peaceful!!  Also about 14 Goldeneye,  1
common loon.  43 degrees and hardly any wind.  I don't think I have had
this many Scoters before.

Sally Isacco, Chardon

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Date: 11/14/17 1:15 pm
From: Bill Whan <billwhan...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] Appeal to Ohio museums
The whooping crane Grus americana has *not* been recognized as a
species verified for the Ohio list. Peterjohn, writing about this
species as a candidate for the Ohio list accepted by the first Bird
Records Committee, rejected it for lack of a curated specimen with data
verifying Ohio as the location for its collection.
It seems that whooper specimens have been collected in numbers over
time in Ohio in days gone by, mostly in the late nineteenth and early
twentieth centuries. Eventually some gunners whose names are known,
recognizing them as rarities, donated them to museums long ago, but the
specimens were not accompanied by these data. Most reports of this
species in the state come from long ago in southwestern Ohio passing on
their migratory pathways to and from the northern breeding grounds.
It seems more than a century ago whooper specimens did not seem so rare
as to require complete information on their tags: along with specimen
name, the dates and places of collection, name of collector etc. were
not always recorded on tags, even if these data were recorded elsewhere.
It seems that Peterjohn and others did not always check complete
museum data to assess specimens. The Cincinnati Museum, for example, did
not find it necessary always to make known the place in which specimens
were collected--even though southwestern Ohio was where most specimens
were to be found. In that region this species was likeliest to be added
to the Ohio list.
I don't know how many museums---with huge scientific collections or
just a few specimens for educational purposes--exist in Ohio. I have
kinda worn out my welcome with some of them, but I'd welcome it if
someone could undertake the job of hunting up all the
academic/scientific museums with addresses so requests could be made. It
would be paradise if all the museums in Ohio could make their bird
specimens' basic data made public online. There is now even a
website---Vertnet--that makes available such data in searchable public
form. Right now the only Ohio museum I know of that Vertnet carries is
the Ohio State University Museum, where I have been allowed to examine
all the specimens. I don't know even all the names of Ohio's
academic/scientific museums, but I'd think that nearly all have records
of their holdings. The Cincinnati, Cleveland, and Toledo museums have
told me they plan to make their holdings available to researchers, and I
have been told this over the past decade, with nothing available yet.
These records need only report names and known data for each specimen;
photos are not necessary; no one doubts the identification of specimens
and there are prettier pictures elsewhere. What is of greatest interest
is the tag data: name of species, location, and date of collection.
Yes, much more can be learned from such specimens, but this
information is not shared by all specimens. These data will not appear
on the specimen's tag, but date and location, along with its identity
(at least species, sex, age) are the minimum. Ordinary citizens like
you and I are perfectly happy to know where the specimen was taken,
when, and where. If you're looking for isotopes or parasites for
example, you need to work out a formal agreement with the relevant
museum for scientific study. I know that even
species/age/location/date/name of collector are just not always
available, but knowing that would be helpful if available. I suspect
that the whooping crane, for example, could be added to the Ohio list if
all these data were available.
Bill Whan
Columbus




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Date: 11/14/17 1:08 pm
From: Brian <brian0918...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] Akron - Red-necked Grebe at Summit Lake
I found a Red-necked Grebe this afternoon at 2:30 at Summit Lake, on the
northern end of the lake in the center, mixed in with Ring-necked Ducks and
Coots. Best viewed by parking in the lot on Manchester Rd and walking down
the hill to the water. You can also park on the eastern side of the lake at
Summit Lake Park and scope from there, but you won't be as close.

Approximate location: 41.058693, -81.546509

Brian Tinker

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Date: 11/13/17 7:03 pm
From: Tania Perry <tania.rae.perry...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] Calliope Delaware Ohio
Calliope is still present. His activities today were active and vibrant as
he scavenged for insects among the Golden Raspberry and Purple Coneflower
plants. There were lots of flying insects to be seen and he was taking
advantage of their abundancy.


Throughout the day he was feeding again at both feeders, hovering more when
feeding as compared to the prior days last week when the temperatures were
frigid. Finally, as he has displayed before, he had no hesitation in
defending his territory today against the Chickadees, Golden Finches and
others. I did observe his climbing, hovering and diving display at various
times this afternoon as well.


I have posted video and other pictures on the Delaware Co.-Ohio Calliope
Hummingbird FB page.

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Date: 11/13/17 1:51 pm
From: Elaine & Marty Cohen <buckeye4c...>
Subject: Re: [Ohio-birds] Pacific Loon and Pom Jaeger
missed them all except the red-breasted mergansers, 2:15 pm,
but did get a female long-tailed duck among a few buffleheads at
Bradstreet. you never know about birds.

(also, red-headed woodpecker at the Lake Erie Nature Center, Huntington.)

- the Cohens

On Mon, Nov 13, 2017 at 12:16 PM, jen brumfield <elfin_skimmer...>
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> PACIFIC, Red-throated and Common Loons off Rocky River Park with a few
> Black and Surf Scoters, loads of mergansers and POMARINE JAEGER off
> Bradstreet Landing just to West
>
> Jen Brumfield
> Cleveland, Ohio
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Date: 11/13/17 9:17 am
From: jen brumfield <elfin_skimmer...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] Pacific Loon and Pom Jaeger
PACIFIC, Red-throated and Common Loons off Rocky River Park with a few Black and Surf Scoters, loads of mergansers and POMARINE JAEGER off Bradstreet Landing just to West

Jen Brumfield
Cleveland, Ohio
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Date: 11/13/17 8:16 am
From: Jo Ann Kubicki <jak1...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] 50 + Ruddy Ducks, common loon Lake Medina, Medina County
Yesterday took a walk on the upper trail along Lake Medina. Large numbers of Ruddy Ducks on the southeast end of Lake Medina. Also seen was a Common Loon, Redhead, Bufflehead, Double-crested Cormorant, Ring-billed Gull and other waterbirds too far away to ID.


In the woods were Black-capped Chickadees, Tufted Titmouse, Blue Jay, Northern Cardinal, Red-bellied Woodpecker and a Carolina Wren.


Lake Medina has two entrances. The southern entrance is off Rt. 18 west of I-71. The sign is not very obvious. GPS Coordinates N 41 08' 14.238, W 081 49' 21.072.

The northern entrance is off Granger Road. GPS Coordinates N41 09' 08.754, W 081 49' 20.310.

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Date: 11/12/17 6:13 pm
From: Nancy Anderson <0000000bf2aec77c-dmarc-request...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] Pine Siskins/WW Scoter Marblehead Ottawa County 11/12/17
Today I was looking for ducks along the shoreline starting at the Lakeside Dock and moving along the shore just east of Lakeside.  I did see small numbers of Red-breasted Mergansers and about 17 Bufflehead.  Then I went to the far southeastern tip of the peninsula (mile south of Marblehead Lighthouse) and parked the car on the gravel pulloff.  Apparently, this is called Lake Point Park which includes the quarry park west of the road and the pulloff east of the road.  I was still seeing only about four dozen Red-breasted Mergansers but after a short while a female White-winged Scoter was slowly swimming south straight out from my car.  After awhile it started to feed.  Wasn't sure I was ever going to see any scoters over this way.
Then after stopping at a few other places I stopped at Mazurik Access Area which is a boat launch area just west of Lakeside in Danbury Twp from 11:45 to 12:55am. There were about eight Common Loons and only a few Red-breasted Mergansers.  As I was standing on the east side of the breakwall entranceway I could hear finch sounds.  There were Goldfinch flying from the trees east of the walkway and landing along the rocks and the smaller trees.  But there were close to 24 Pine Siskins flying around also and they were landing in the much taller trees along the south side just west of the concrete walkway entrance.  All of this is east of the boat launch area. Then it started to rain heavily.  I waited in the car for awhile but then when the rain stopped I realized the Siskins they were still hanging around and feeding in the grassy/weeds on the edge of the trees that are east of the breakwall entrance area very near the green fence near a house on the shore. They were also feeding along the pine trees along the east side of the park. Then they were flying from tree to tree much further from the water but on the east side of this ODNR park.  This park has a very reliable goldfinch population most of the time. I almost went to this park earlier this morning but decided to stop there later as there were many people walking around at the time and it was probably better that it was going to rain when I got there.
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Date: 11/12/17 1:30 pm
From: Inga Schmidt <ingais...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] Black scoter - geauga
At la due reservoir a lone black scoter. Far from shore, need a scope, but duck numbers are very low and it is easy to pick through them to locate the scoter.
Inga Schmidt

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Date: 11/12/17 11:40 am
From: Robert Thorn <robthorn6...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] 11-12,UrbanSciotoColumbus - Mergansers,Robins
I stopped at several areas along the Scioto River near downtown Columbus
this morning, including Long St. dam, Scioto Audubon, Berliner Park, and
Haul Rd. The last bits of landbird migrants were still around, but no big
waterbird push was in evidence yet. Notables for the morning included:

HoodedMergansers - a few at Scioto Audubon and 4-5 at Hard Rd

Cormorants - still small numbers all along the river

Cooper's Hawk - an adult male was terrorizing flocks of Robins at Scioto
Audubon

Gulls - small flocks of Ring-bills at both Scioto Audubon and Haul Rd.

Brown Creeper - still almost a no-show, with only 1 in the riparian forest
at Berliner

fruit-eaters - small flocks of Robins & waxwings everywhere, the only
abundant birds of the morning, eating honeysuckle berries and hackberries

Mockingbird - still one around Scioto Audubon, a traditional wintering spot

Kinglets - still some Golden-crowns around at Scioto and Berliner, but not
many

Sparrows - flocks of White-throats at many locations, smaller #s of Songs

Blackbirds - not a one

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Date: 11/12/17 8:06 am
From: Erik Bruder <erik.bruder...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] Red throated Loon - Bay Village
Off Cahoon Park. Due north from east end of parking lot. Scope required.

Erik Bruder
Bay Village

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Date: 11/12/17 6:09 am
From: Eric Elvert <Elvert1980...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] RT Loon , Dayton
Still here as of 9am Nov 12.

Eric Elvert
Dayton, Ohio

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Date: 11/12/17 5:44 am
From: Tania Perry <tania.rae.perry...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] Calliope - Delaware, OH
The calliope hummingbird has, again, been seen feeding and flying around
this morning.

This will be the last day of "open" visitation for a while. We may allow
for some viewing in the future, if he remains. Since he appears to be
remaining for a while, we are going to work and focus on creating suitable
habitats for him to keep his strength up through the colder days.

Please email with any questions, in the meantime.

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Date: 11/12/17 4:15 am
From: Kevin Myers <kmyers1...>
Subject: Re: [Ohio-birds] Dayton area birding and Cont. RT loon
First, thanks to Eric for posting information about the Red-Throated Loon.

I was able to see it Friday and Saturday, with it being very close to shore
on Saturday, giving nice views.

I also saw a Merlin on top of a pole near the boat launch at Eastwood Lake.

In Dayton at Woodland Cemetery, two Red-Breasted Nuthatches were the best
birds of Saturday morning.

Kevin


On Sat, Nov 11, 2017 at 10:22 PM, jeremy <jeremyxrocks...> wrote:

> Checked out a couple spots this morning with Sarah Lucas.
> Carrillon Park and Vets on the Great Miami River did not have a huge
> diversity. Couple Hooded Mergs and some ringers.
>
> Went to Eastwood and Checked out the continuing Red-throated Loon found by
> Eric E. the day before. The loon was easily spotted and continued through
> the whole day. Other birds of note were Bald Eagle, Common Loons and some
> Bonapartes Gulls.
>
> Huffman Lake in Greene Co. did not have much to note.
>
> We also checked out the gravel pits on Osborne Road in Clark Co. not much
> there except a Mocking bird and Kestrel. No ducks or geese yet.
>
> Tomorrow I plan on hitting some other areas of interest more west of town.
> Hoping diversity pics up. Us southerners are waiting for that lake to
> freeze up.
>
> V/r
>
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> Greene Co. Ohio
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Date: 11/11/17 7:22 pm
From: jeremy <jeremyxrocks...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] Dayton area birding and Cont. RT loon
Checked out a couple spots this morning with Sarah Lucas.
Carrillon Park and Vets on the Great Miami River did not have a huge diversity. Couple Hooded Mergs and some ringers.

Went to Eastwood and Checked out the continuing Red-throated Loon found by Eric E. the day before. The loon was easily spotted and continued through the whole day. Other birds of note were Bald Eagle, Common Loons and some Bonapartes Gulls.

Huffman Lake in Greene Co. did not have much to note.

We also checked out the gravel pits on Osborne Road in Clark Co. not much there except a Mocking bird and Kestrel. No ducks or geese yet.

Tomorrow I plan on hitting some other areas of interest more west of town. Hoping diversity pics up. Us southerners are waiting for that lake to freeze up.

V/r

Jeremy Dominguez
Greene Co. Ohio

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Date: 11/11/17 2:54 pm
From: P.J. Johnson <000000498c6bc993-dmarc-request...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] Feeders finally!
My feeders are finally up again, after a hiatus of weeks due to a visiting groundhog, and a neighbor's cat.  The groundhog, whom I've named Fred, is about the size of my working Border Collie.  Fred was OK under the woodpile, until he decided to dig a burrow at the front of the house by the foundation.  A trapper has a cage set up for Fred's new adventure. I shot the neighbor's cat using a water pistol, and haven't seen it for awhile.  It seemed like a good time to set the feeders back up.
3 Northern Cardinals2 Tufted Titmice2 Black-Capped Chickadees2 White-Breasted Nuthatches1 Blue Jay2 Dark-Eyed Juncos8 House Sparrows5 American Goldfinches
Apparently I wasn't the only one missing the feeders! 
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Date: 11/11/17 2:34 pm
From: Robert Thorn <robthorn6...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] BlacklickWoods,11-11:TreeSparrow,Grackles
Things were slow at this MetroPark southeast of Columbus this morning, as
the subject line indicates. I checked several areas around the park, as
well as nearby Big Walnut Park, finding that the cold weather had not
pushed many new birds into the area. Even the feeders at the Blacklick
Nature Center were subdued. The most interesting birds included:

Wood Ducks - 15 were paddling around the pond at the Blacklick Nature Center

Barred Owl - 1 was being harassed by Blue Jays around the Buttonbush Trail
at Blacklick Woods

BrownCreeper - none at Blacklick Woods, but Big Walnut Park had 3 in its
riparian woods

Winter Wren - 1 was in the riparian woods at Big Walnut Park

Tree Sparrow - one was lurking in the weeds around the edge of the feeder
array at Blacklick Nature Center

E.Towhee - 6+ scattered around the trails at Blacklick, and another 1-2 at
Big Walnut

CommonGrackles - big flock (800+ birds) foraging on the ground in the woods
at Blacklick Woods, where I watched them furiously tossing leaves as they
looked for breakfast.

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Date: 11/11/17 1:18 pm
From: Craig Holt <0000005e41671c14-dmarc-request...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] Conneaut, Ashtabula, Pymatuning L.
I birded up in Ashtabula Co. today, starting at Conneaut harbor.  I spent all morning there, and came up with: wood ducks, gadwall, n. pintails, buffleheads, hooded mergansers, 196 red-breasted mergansers, horned grebes, pied-billed grebes, double-crested cormorants, great blue herons, bald eagle, Am. coots, 11 dunlin, Bonaparte's gulls, and belted kingfisher.  Next I went to Lakeshore Park in Ashtabula.  There was a surf scoter there, also hooded mergansers, red-breasted mergansers, ruddy duck, horned grebes, and double-crested cormorant.  On the way southeast from there I saw one Am. kestrel in Denmark Twp. and 3 kestrels in Pierpont Twp.  My last stop was at Pymatuning L. (Ohio side).  The small mudflat area at the west end of the causeway was frozen, so no shorebirds.  Along the causeway I did see ruddy ducks, double-crested cormorant, bald eagle, and Bonaparte's gulls.  Craig Holt, Lowellville, Mahoning Co.

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Date: 11/11/17 12:57 pm
From: Peggy Wang <00000454f4164bea-dmarc-request...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] Nimisila & La Due Reservoirs today
Suffering a bit of cabin fever already, I ventured out into the chill, hoping to see the White-winged Scoter & maybe some Tundra swans.

At Nimisila, I might have seen the scoters but the two dark birds were at the limits of my scope from the W side so not completely sure of the ID but the tiny bit of white on the head & folded wing along with the bill/body shape certainly fit. Despite driving around to the E side, I could not find them again. I did have good looks at a group of 18 Hooded Mergansers--always fun to see. Some mallards, One Coot, kingfisher. V quiet overall.

La Due not any livelier. No swans or cranes. Only Canada Geese, Common Terns & some gulls. No siskins. Juv Red-tailed Hawk.

Peggy Wang
Hudson
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Date: 11/11/17 4:51 am
From: Tania Perry <tania.rae.perry...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] Calliope Delaware Ohio
Calliope present at 0645am as I was out hanging feeders at day break! He
was waiting for me in this 21 degree weather.

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