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6/21/18 10:42 am Jeff Virant <rainbow...> [wisb] Nest Pirates, Deer Park, Polk County
6/21/18 7:38 am Bill Volkert <billvolkert11...> [wisb] Floaters in the Flock
6/21/18 7:30 am B.G. Sloan <bgsloan3...> [wisb] Re: Raiders At My Bird Feeder
6/21/18 7:13 am Bill Volkert <billvolkert11...> [wisb] Raiders At My Bird Feeder
6/20/18 8:40 am William Mueller <wpmueller1947...> [wisb] Native Plants - How They are Important for Birds - workshop this Saturday
6/19/18 4:39 pm Shari Kastner <smk...> [wisb] Re: Baltimore Orioles
6/19/18 3:57 pm KAREN JOHNSON <kmjbirders...> [wisb] Re: Baltimore Orioles
6/19/18 3:49 pm Hephziabah Beulah <hephziabahb...> [wisb] Baltimore Orioles
6/18/18 9:14 pm Tim Hahn <thahnbirder...> [wisb] Atlas Block Busting this weekend in Marinette
6/18/18 7:29 am Betsy Abert <betsyacorn...> [wisb] BB trail problems: South Milwaukee
6/17/18 6:47 pm Peter Fissel <dmarc-noreply...> (Redacted sender peter.fissel for DMARC) [wisb] Arctic Terns - NO
6/16/18 12:12 pm Tom Wood <tcwood729...> [wisb] Arctic Terns and Little Gull at Sheboygan/ Sheboygan County
6/16/18 9:34 am Dennis Casper <denncasp.wisbirder...> [wisb] Urban Ecology Center Bird Walk, June 14, 2018
6/16/18 9:14 am Ryan Isbell <isbell...> [wisb] Bluebirds
6/16/18 5:41 am Steve Mullen <gungagalunga23...> [wisb] Sheboygan Arctic Tern -Yes
6/16/18 3:46 am Mary Hampton <willowflycatcher...> [wisb] Bad email
6/16/18 3:39 am Mary Hampton <willowflycatcher...> [wisb] Bad email
6/15/18 11:43 pm Mary Hampton <willowflycatcher...> [wisb]
6/15/18 6:37 pm Jim Edlhuber <jimedlhuber...> [wisb] Arctic Tern ~ Sheboygan Marina 6/15/18, some distant images...
6/15/18 1:07 pm Peter Fissel <dmarc-noreply...> (Redacted sender peter.fissel for DMARC) [wisb] ALERT: Arctic Tern at Sheboygan
6/15/18 9:13 am Mark Korducki <korducki...> [wisb] Urgent BBS Opening
6/15/18 7:11 am tracy chiconas <dmarc-noreply...> (Redacted sender tchiconas for DMARC) [wisb] Re: re Grant Park Snowy Egret
6/15/18 6:22 am Jeremy Meyer <jmeyer4044...> [wisb] Re: re Grant Park Snowy Egret
6/15/18 6:15 am tracy chiconas <dmarc-noreply...> (Redacted sender tchiconas for DMARC) [wisb] re Grant Park Snowy Egret
6/14/18 7:22 pm Paul Kammen <paul.kammen...> [wisb] Re: Looking for a little Wyalusing Info
6/14/18 4:55 pm Jennifer Ambrose <jenthreat...> [wisb] Re: Grant Park Snowy Egret present now
6/14/18 4:32 pm jeffrey fortier <jfortier300...> [wisb] Grant Park Snowy Egret
6/14/18 3:49 pm Jym Mooney & Carol Lee Hopkins <hopmoon...> [wisb] Re: Snowy Egret..........Grant Park, South Milwaukee
6/14/18 3:22 pm Tom Wood <tcwood729...> [wisb] Re: Snowy Egret..........Grant Park, South Milwaukee
6/14/18 12:10 pm Lindsey McMahon <lindseymcmahon7...> [wisb] Two Q’s Re: Birds in WI.
6/14/18 11:40 am Jim and Julie Hess <jrhbird...> [wisb] Yellow billed cuckoo Sheboygan lakefront
6/14/18 10:54 am david flores <davef794...> [wisb] Re: Snowy Egret..........Grant Park, South Milwaukee
6/14/18 9:22 am Todd Leech <dmarc-noreply...> (Redacted sender leechtodd for DMARC) [wisb] Snowy Egret..........Grant Park, South Milwaukee
6/14/18 8:53 am Paul Kammen <paul.kammen...> [wisb] Looking for a little Wyalusing Info
6/13/18 4:49 pm Joe Riederer <wisbird.riederer...> [wisb] Brown Thrasher
6/13/18 1:12 pm Charlotte Lukes <clukes...> [wisb] Re: More about Jelly Feeders, Deer Park, Polk County
6/13/18 12:58 pm Ann Wick <jwick...> [wisb] Re: More about Jelly Feeders, Deer Park, Polk County
6/13/18 11:12 am Russell Schrinner <schrinner...> [wisb] Re: More about Jelly Feeders, Deer Park, Polk County
6/13/18 11:04 am Jeff Virant <rainbow...> [wisb] More about Jelly Feeders, Deer Park, Polk County
6/12/18 6:20 pm Mark Korducki <korducki...> [wisb] Re: Polk County - Barnacle Goose/eBird report
6/12/18 5:54 pm Jim Edlhuber <jimedlhuber...> [wisb] Red-headed Woodpecker feeding young inside the nest hole Marquette Co. 6/11/18, some images...
6/12/18 5:44 pm Jeremy Meyer <jmeyer4044...> [wisb] Polk County - Barnacle Goose/eBird report
6/11/18 3:10 pm Mitchell Nussbaum <dmarc-noreply...> (Redacted sender acornwithteeth for DMARC) [wisb] Pelicans - Patrick Marsh
6/11/18 2:03 pm Gregory Neu <gneubirdphotographer...> [wisb] Re: Baltimore Orioles! - Milwaukee
6/11/18 11:14 am William Mueller <wpmueller1947...> [wisb] From Flowers to Feathers: Bird Habitat for Your Yard - June 23
6/10/18 12:50 pm KAREN JOHNSON <kmjbirders...> [wisb] Baltimore Orioles! - Milwaukee
6/9/18 9:27 am K Petersen <loonp...> [wisb] Pelicans
6/9/18 8:33 am Alan & Joan Linquist <linquists...> [wisb] Re: Red crossbills
6/9/18 5:16 am Hakim Barrett <hakimbarrett...> [wisb] Red crossbills
6/8/18 5:34 pm Jim Edlhuber <jimedlhuber...> [wisb] Great Blue Heron ~ Enjoying a Goldfish Greenfield Park MKE Co. 6/8/18, some images...
6/8/18 5:03 pm Steve Mullen <gungagalunga23...> [wisb] Horicon 49 (FdL Co.) & Goose Pond (Col. Co.) this aft.
6/8/18 2:23 pm Lindsey McMahon <lindseymcmahon7...> [wisb] Re: Dickcissels and Bobolinks in Brown County
6/8/18 1:34 pm William Mueller <wpmueller1947...> [wisb] 2nd attempt: WBCI Fall Meeting Registration now open
6/8/18 12:43 pm Dennis Casper <denncasp.wisbirder...> [wisb] Urban Ecology Center Bird Walk, June 7, 2018
6/8/18 9:16 am William Mueller <wpmueller1947...> [wisb] WBCI Fall Meeting Registration Now Open
6/7/18 5:53 pm Jim Edlhuber <jimedlhuber...> [wisb] Bobolinks ~ Retzer Nature Center Waukesha Co. 6/7/18, some images...
6/7/18 4:37 pm ARLENE KOZIOL <arlenekoziol...> [wisb] Blue-Green Algae, Lake Mendota, June 7, 2018 | Flickr
6/7/18 4:23 pm Daryl Christensen <mark117...> [wisb] Horicon Godwits, etc.
6/7/18 3:31 pm Aaron Holschbach <aholschbach...> [wisb] Re: Eared Grebes at Goose Pond in Columbia County
6/7/18 3:03 pm Ryan Brady <ryanbrady10...> [wisb] Re: Red Crossbills in Vilas county
6/7/18 10:06 am Jennifer Ambrose <jenthreat...> [wisb] Shorebird ID help-Thanks for Hudson. Godwit comments
6/6/18 8:10 pm Wayne Kuhn <waylin98...> [wisb] Dickcissels and Bobolinks in Brown County
6/6/18 4:49 pm Robert Mead <carolbob7...> [wisb] Red Crossbills in Vilas county
6/5/18 10:36 am Hondochica z <hondochica...> [wisb] sw milw birding areas?
6/5/18 4:24 am Angie Rea <ronangierea...> [wisb] Re: Chipping sparrows
6/4/18 8:18 pm Jeremy Meyer <jmeyer4044...> [wisb] MKE - Yellow-breasted Chat - Bender Park - images
6/4/18 6:39 pm Tom Prestby <jjprestby...> [wisb] Door County Atlas Blitz this weekend
6/4/18 6:30 pm Sandy Petersen <buboarcto2...> [wisb] Re: How we Treat Each Other as Nature Lovers
6/4/18 6:19 pm John K <johnny.phoenix13...> [wisb] Re: Chipping sparrows
6/4/18 5:19 pm Tom Prestby <jjprestby...> [wisb] Re: Eared Grebes at Goose Pond in Columbia County
6/4/18 4:32 pm Aaron Stutz <dmarc-noreply...> (Redacted sender agstutz for DMARC) [wisb] Re: Chipping sparrows
6/4/18 4:17 pm Susan Hoffert <shoffert...> [wisb] Re: Chipping sparrows
6/4/18 4:05 pm Tom Wood <tcwood729...> [wisb] Eared Grebes at Goose Pond in Columbia County
6/4/18 3:49 pm Seegert, Greg <gseegert...> [wisb] Godwit ID
6/4/18 3:48 pm Tom Wood <tcwood729...> [wisb] Sauk Prairie Recreation Area this morning
6/4/18 3:35 pm Brian Pierce <courthousehollow...> [wisb] Lower Wisconsin River and Wyalusing State Park
6/4/18 3:26 pm Tom Wood <tcwood729...> [wisb] Re: Hudsonian Godwit headache--sighting yesterday, Horicon
6/4/18 1:42 pm Dave Moffat <moffatfam...> [wisb] Re: Chipping sparrows
6/4/18 12:58 pm Alan & Joan Linquist <linquists...> [wisb] Re: Chipping sparrows
6/4/18 12:51 pm Kathi Johnson Rock <kathijr777...> [wisb] Re: Chipping sparrows
6/4/18 12:45 pm Alan & Joan Linquist <linquists...> [wisb] Re: Chipping sparrows
6/4/18 12:30 pm Alan & Joan Linquist <linquists...> [wisb] Re: Hudsonian Godwit headache--sighting yesterday, Horicon
6/4/18 12:14 pm <mhurlburt44...> [wisb] Re: Chipping sparrows
6/4/18 11:13 am Gregory Neu <gneubirdphotographer...> [wisb] Re: Chipping sparrows
6/4/18 11:11 am Russell Schrinner <schrinner...> [wisb] Chipping sparrows
6/4/18 10:37 am Jennifer Ambrose <jenthreat...> [wisb] Hudsonian Godwit headache--sighting yesterday, Horicon
6/4/18 8:01 am tracy chiconas <dmarc-noreply...> (Redacted sender tchiconas for DMARC) [wisb] Re: How we Treat Each Other as Nature Lovers
6/4/18 6:56 am Seegert, Greg <gseegert...> [wisb] Shorebirds
6/4/18 5:26 am Susan Hoffert <shoffert...> [wisb] Re: How we Treat Each Other as Nature Lovers
6/3/18 9:23 pm Janine <jlp228...> [wisb] Re: How we Treat Each Other as Nature Lovers
6/3/18 7:10 pm Peter Fissel <pfissel...> [wisb] A reminder about Wisbirdn rules
6/3/18 6:56 pm Janine <jlp228...> [wisb] Re: How we Treat Each Other as Nature Lovers
6/3/18 6:07 pm Rick Pertile <Mugzy1960...> [wisb] Hand feeding bird videos Sawyer county
6/3/18 5:24 pm Peter Fissel <dmarc-noreply...> (Redacted sender peter.fissel for DMARC) [wisb] Fw: Camp Coots Birdathon report
6/3/18 3:08 pm Rick Pertile <Mugzy1960...> [wisb] Great Crested Flycatchers/Kingfishers are back Sawyer County
6/3/18 2:35 pm Rick Pertile <Mugzy1960...> [wisb] Red Crossbills with young Sawyer County
6/3/18 6:59 am david flores <davef794...> [wisb] Horicon- Hudsonian godwit
6/3/18 6:44 am Judith Huf <judith_huf...> [wisb] Re: How we Treat Each Other as Nature Lovers
6/3/18 6:19 am B.G. Sloan <bgsloan3...> [wisb] Re: How we Treat Each Other as Nature Lovers
6/3/18 3:57 am Steve Betchkal <gonebirding88...> [wisb] How we Treat Each Other as Nature Lovers
6/2/18 7:30 pm Andrea Szymczak <harrierhawk1...> [wisb] Report: 2 June WSO Field Trip to Southern Kettle Moraine
6/2/18 7:09 pm Jeremy Meyer <jmeyer4044...> [wisb] Spring wabler rewind - images
6/2/18 12:03 pm Rita Marie Wiskowski <dmarc-noreply...> (Redacted sender dona_rita for DMARC) [wisb] Yellow-breasted Chat, BB Cuckoos at Bender Park (southern Milwaukee County)
6/2/18 10:18 am Gmail <bhaunts...> [wisb] Horicon Marsh
6/1/18 3:00 pm Alan & Joan Linquist <linquists...> [wisb] Northern Kettle Moraine (Washington and Fond du Lac Counties)
6/1/18 2:47 pm Dar Tiede <woodwarbler49...> [wisb] Re: Hwy 49 - Horicon Marsh
6/1/18 12:26 pm Patrick Ready <birdsready...> [wisb] Hwy 49 - Horicon Marsh
6/1/18 9:57 am Hakim Barrett <hakimbarrett...> [wisb] Blue-winged warblers+more
5/31/18 1:32 pm Gmail <bhaunts...> [wisb] Manitowoc impoundment
5/31/18 10:45 am William Mueller <wpmueller1947...> [wisb] new Chimney Swift/Common Nighthawk monitoring project in Milwaukee
5/31/18 8:01 am Mark Martin <marksuemartin...> [wisb] Re: RFI: Goose Pond in Columbia County (Richland County)
5/31/18 5:26 am tracy chiconas <dmarc-noreply...> (Redacted sender tchiconas for DMARC) [wisb] Re: 2nd try - massive movement of songbirds on Monday
5/31/18 4:47 am Sharon Swiggum <sgswiggum...> [wisb] RFI: Goose Pond in Columbia County (Richland County)
5/30/18 11:43 pm Owen Hanson <wely09...> [wisb] Re: 2nd try - massive movement of songbirds on Monday
5/30/18 6:37 pm William Mueller <wpmueller1947...> [wisb] 2nd try - massive movement of songbirds on Monday
5/30/18 6:28 pm William Mueller <wpmueller1947...> [wisb] massive movement of songbirds on Monday
5/29/18 6:33 am Dave Moffat <moffatfam...> [wisb] Juvenile sandhill cranes - Mt. Vernon
5/28/18 5:13 pm Rob Pendergast <acadiantigerheron...> [wisb] HUDSONIAN GODWIT - Goose Pond
5/28/18 1:51 pm Peter Fissel <pfissel...> [wisb] Biblioloons Birdathon Sat./Sunday
5/28/18 11:53 am Andrea Szymczak <harrierhawk1...> [wisb] 2 June - WSO Trip to S. Kettle Moraine - Hwy 67 Detour Notice
5/28/18 8:21 am KAREN JOHNSON <kmjbirders...> [wisb] Least Bittern - Milwaukee - Humboldt Park
5/28/18 7:31 am KAREN JOHNSON <kmjbirders...> [wisb] Least Bittern - Milwaukee
5/27/18 7:20 pm Peter Fissel <pfissel...> [wisb] Sauk Prairie Rec Area today (and a note about contacting me)
5/27/18 12:32 pm Scott Diehl <Upland6Mile...> [wisb] Great Tit, Door County, May 24
5/27/18 11:18 am kevin seidel <seidelkevin25...> [wisb] Re: Canada Geese Flocking
5/27/18 10:13 am Tom Prestby <jjprestby...> [wisb] Big Day May 23 - 195 Species - Door to Dodge Counties
5/27/18 6:54 am Dave&Margaret Brasser <2shebbirders...> [wisb] Pelicans back in Sheboygan at North Point : )
5/27/18 6:53 am Charlotte Lukes <clukes...> [wisb] Re: Pelicans
5/27/18 6:08 am tracy chiconas <dmarc-noreply...> (Redacted sender tchiconas for DMARC) [wisb] Re: Canada Geese Flocking
5/27/18 4:46 am Susan Hoffert <shoffert...> [wisb] Re: Pelicans
5/27/18 4:43 am Susan Hoffert <shoffert...> [wisb] Re: Pelicans
5/27/18 3:23 am Peter Fissel <dmarc-noreply...> (Redacted sender peter.fissel for DMARC) [wisb] Red-necked Phalarope at Goose Pond
5/26/18 6:40 pm Elizabeth Palmer <deer2palmers...> [wisb] Re: Injured Sandhill Crane
5/26/18 6:34 pm <prkeuck...> <prkeuck...> [wisb] Injured Sandhill Crane
5/26/18 5:34 pm Robert Russell <wildchough...> [wisb] Re: Canada Geese Flocking
5/26/18 4:54 pm Alan & Joan Linquist <linquists...> [wisb] White Pelicans and Cormorants in Manitowoc South Beach (Manitowoc County)
5/26/18 4:44 pm Alan & Joan Linquist <linquists...> [wisb] Thursday: Northern Kettle Moraine (Washington and Fond Du Lac County)
5/26/18 4:11 pm Dennis Casper <denncasp.wisbirder...> [wisb] Urban Ecology Center Bird Walk, May 24, 2018
5/26/18 3:21 pm Charlotte Lukes <clukes...> [wisb] Re: Canada Geese Flocking
5/26/18 2:15 pm Patsy Maga <casandiego49...> [wisb] Pelicans
5/26/18 1:43 pm Bill Volkert <billvolkert11...> [wisb] Northern Kettle Moraine Chat
5/26/18 1:30 pm Peter Fissel <dmarc-noreply...> (Redacted sender peter.fissel for DMARC) [wisb] All Wisbirdn subscribers PLEASE READ & SAVE
5/26/18 1:16 pm Bill Volkert <billvolkert11...> [wisb] Canada Geese Flocking
5/25/18 7:50 pm Packett, Diane L - NRF <Diane.Packett...> [wisb] Great Wisconsin Birdathon update
5/25/18 2:09 pm Steve Mullen <gungagalunga23...> [wisb] FdL Co. - Snowy Egret- no
5/25/18 12:02 pm Peter Fissel <dmarc-noreply...> (Redacted sender peter.fissel for DMARC) [wisb] Baxter's Hollow field trip Sunday
5/25/18 12:01 pm Jeremy Meyer <jmeyer4044...> [wisb] Fond du Lac County - Snowy Egret
5/24/18 7:15 pm Victoria Sokolowski <vasladyvet...> [wisb] Re: Fighting Hummingbirds
5/24/18 3:13 pm Victoria Sokolowski <vasladyvet...> [wisb] Re: Fighting Hummingbirds
5/24/18 3:05 pm Peter O Dunn <pdunn...> [wisb] Dickcissel in mke
5/24/18 12:00 pm Alan & Joan Linquist <linquists...> [wisb] Re: Fighting Hummingbirds
5/24/18 11:32 am Tim Hahn <thahnbirder...> [wisb] Re: RFI: KIWA location in Adams County
5/24/18 8:57 am Tom Schmidtkunz <tschmidtkunz...> [wisb] Re: Fighting Hummingbirds
5/24/18 8:56 am William Mueller <wpmueller1947...> [wisb] Joint Release: Lawsuits Seek to Restore Protections for Migratory Birds
5/24/18 8:44 am Oliver Burrus <dmarc-noreply...> (Redacted sender whimbrelbirders for DMARC) [wisb] RFI: KIWA location in Adams County
5/24/18 8:25 am Lisa Jordan <miekabelle...> [wisb] Fighting Hummingbirds
5/23/18 7:25 pm Ryan Brady <ryanbrady10...> [wisb] Lake Superior eBirders tally 163 species in two counties
5/23/18 12:30 pm Dan Minkebige <xdwing...> [wisb] birding app
5/23/18 6:52 am Richard Beilfuss <richbeilfuss...> [wisb] Birding Baxter's Hollow by electric car
5/23/18 6:31 am Peter Hinow <peter.hinow...> [wisb] observations from yesterday, Lake Park, Milwaukee and vicinity
5/22/18 4:32 pm K Petersen <loonp...> [wisb] Bell's vireo
5/22/18 11:32 am Joe Luedtke <onaturalist...> [wisb] MKE - Worm-eating Warbler/Wehr Nature Center
5/22/18 8:15 am Todd Leech <dmarc-noreply...> (Redacted sender leechtodd for DMARC) [wisb] Ruddy Turnstone & Semipalmated Plover
5/22/18 7:30 am Jeremy Meyer <jmeyer4044...> [wisb] Re: WESTERN TANAGER at the Lion's Den Ozaukee Co. 5/22/18, some images...
5/22/18 6:54 am Jim Edlhuber <jimedlhuber...> [wisb] WESTERN TANAGER at the Lion's Den Ozaukee Co. 5/22/18, some images...
 
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Date: 6/21/18 10:42 am
From: Jeff Virant <rainbow...>
Subject: [wisb] Nest Pirates, Deer Park, Polk County
Hi all,
We have had barn swallows nesting above a couple of our house windows underneath a roof overhang. Two days ago we were saddened to find 4 dead chicks laying on the ground under the nest. At one point I do believe I saw an entirely different lighter colored bird leave the nest though I have not seen it since. I am wondering if others have thoughts on what kind of bird would have done this. Under another overhang I believe we have Eastern Phoebes nesting, though they are quite separated from the barn swallow nests and I can’t imagine Eastern Phoebes doing this sort of thing. Your thoughts would be appreciated.

Best birding to all.

Jeff Virant
Deer Park, WI, Polk County
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Date: 6/21/18 7:38 am
From: Bill Volkert <billvolkert11...>
Subject: [wisb] Floaters in the Flock
For the past five days I have had a Wood Thrush singing in the woods that
surround our house. This is an uncommon migrant on our land and there is a
scattered population of wood thrushes that nest in the northern Kettle
Moraine nearby. However, I have noticed this several times over the years
that birds that stopped over on our land in spring will appear again for a
while in late June or early July.
I also have had a Yellow-throated Vireo singing regularly who arrived
recently and on Monday and Tuesday I had a Virginia Rail calling from the
small wetland below our house. There seems to be a local movement among
some individual birds in early summer as noted by these arrivals. No doubt
there are probably a number of explanations for this summer shuffle of
birds.

Perhaps these are unsuccessful males that move around in hopes of still
finding a mate. Prime territories have been claimed for the summer, so
these could be first-year males that are moving about still hoping to find
a place for themselves.

It could also be that these are birds that have already nested and raised a
family, although there is plenty of time for a second brood or nesting
attempt if the first one failed. I would expect that birds with a
territory in prime habitat would stay there rather than leave to find
something else.

Or maybe there is the loss of a mate and these bird have abandoned their
territory in search of a more secure territory. However, my guess is that
most of these are likely floaters, or unsuccessful males that are trying
their luck as they move about and will probably have to wait until next
year to try again.

With the concern over long-distance migrants and the many hazards they face
these days, it is compounded by the fact that many first-year males are not
able to compete for prime territory or do not find a mate even if they are
able to reproduce. Most of our warblers have rather distinctive first-year
plumages, which are best seen in the hand when banding them. The most
obvious is the American Redstart which looks much like the female in its
first year and doesn't attain the adult plumage until its second year. So
survival for these birds is essential not to only make it from one year to
the next, but also to live at least two to three years in hopes of
successfully reproducing and adding enough young to the population to
replace those that are lost each year.

These are thoughts that ran through my mind as I listened to the wood
thrush. While it has a most beautiful song, this one will likely have to
wait until next year, and hopefully survive another amazing journey, before
it has a better chance of nesting.

Bill
Fond du Lac County


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Naturalist
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Date: 6/21/18 7:30 am
From: B.G. Sloan <bgsloan3...>
Subject: [wisb] Re: Raiders At My Bird Feeder
I've had the same thing happen to me, but in broad daylight. See:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/14463444@N07/42036410725/

Bernie Sloan

On Thu, Jun 21, 2018 at 10:11 AM, Bill Volkert <billvolkert11...>
wrote:

> For the past two weeks something has been cleaning out one of my bird
> feeders almost every night. This is a tube-type feeder in which we put a
> seed mix of millet, cracked corn and sunflower seeds. We continue to see
> the regular summer visitors coming, including downy woodpecker,
> white-breasted nuthatch, chipping sparrow and also an indigo bunting so I
> keep a number of feeders around the house to attract the summer residents.
> As a side note I also have a downy woodpecker that has been coming
> regularly to a hummingbird feeder. I saw this last year as well and it
> appears to be only one bird that has a sweet-tooth (or beak). I wonder if
> it isn't the same individual woodpecker who has this unusual diet.
>
> We have predator guards on the posts which support the feeders and I also
> keep the trees and shrubs pruned back so that squirrels and chipmunks
> aren't able to leap toward the feeder. We do have flying squirrels, but I
> have not seen them come to this type of feeder and I doubt that they could
> empty it in a night. So I was perplexed as to what could be cleaning out
> an entire feeder in a single night and decided to put up a trail camera to
> capture the suspect.
>
> To my surprise it was a deer that came last night. It was able to put its
> tongue into the feeder to lap up some seed and also hit the feeder with its
> nose to shake the food out and eat it off of the ground. I can add that to
> my nuisance concerns over too many deer.
>
> Looks like my only alternative it to move this feeder or stop filling it
> for a while. Otherwise, I will have to wait until fall to find a more
> permanent solution when the hunting season opens.
>
> Bill
>
>
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> Naturalist
> www.billvolkert
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Date: 6/21/18 7:13 am
From: Bill Volkert <billvolkert11...>
Subject: [wisb] Raiders At My Bird Feeder
For the past two weeks something has been cleaning out one of my bird
feeders almost every night. This is a tube-type feeder in which we put a
seed mix of millet, cracked corn and sunflower seeds. We continue to see
the regular summer visitors coming, including downy woodpecker,
white-breasted nuthatch, chipping sparrow and also an indigo bunting so I
keep a number of feeders around the house to attract the summer residents.
As a side note I also have a downy woodpecker that has been coming
regularly to a hummingbird feeder. I saw this last year as well and it
appears to be only one bird that has a sweet-tooth (or beak). I wonder if
it isn't the same individual woodpecker who has this unusual diet.

We have predator guards on the posts which support the feeders and I also
keep the trees and shrubs pruned back so that squirrels and chipmunks
aren't able to leap toward the feeder. We do have flying squirrels, but I
have not seen them come to this type of feeder and I doubt that they could
empty it in a night. So I was perplexed as to what could be cleaning out
an entire feeder in a single night and decided to put up a trail camera to
capture the suspect.

To my surprise it was a deer that came last night. It was able to put its
tongue into the feeder to lap up some seed and also hit the feeder with its
nose to shake the food out and eat it off of the ground. I can add that to
my nuisance concerns over too many deer.

Looks like my only alternative it to move this feeder or stop filling it
for a while. Otherwise, I will have to wait until fall to find a more
permanent solution when the hunting season opens.

Bill


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Date: 6/20/18 8:40 am
From: William Mueller <wpmueller1947...>
Subject: [wisb] Native Plants - How They are Important for Birds - workshop this Saturday
From Flowers to Feathers
Want to learn about incorporating native plants into your yard, basic
principles of design, and how native plants help many wildlife species,
especially birds? If so, we have the perfect upcoming event for you!

Learn from presentations from Urban Ecology Center and Western Great Lakes
Bird and Bat Observatory (WGLBBO) staff, who look forward to sharing their
bird-focused experience and expertise. Native plants will be on sale, so
you can start creating habitat in your yard right away! A portion of
proceeds from the sale will benefit the UEC.


From Flowers to Feathers: Workshops & Native Plant Sale
<https://urbanecologycenter.org/programs-events-main.html?id889&view=event>


Saturday, June 23 | 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. | Riverside Park
For adults and teens | Free



Schedule



9 a.m. - 1 p.m. • Native plant sale
9 a.m. • Native Plants & Birds in the City - Bill Mueller, WGLBBO
9:45 a.m. • Why Plant Natives? - Kim Forbeck, UEC Land Steward
10:45 a.m. • Principles of Native Landscape Design - Jeff Veglahn, UEC Land
Steward
11:30 a.m. • Keeping Birds Alive – Dr. Bryan Lenz, American Bird Conservancy
12:15-1 p.m. • Guided Hike



Call the Riverside Park UEC to register: (414) 964-8505

William Mueller
Director, Western Great Lakes Bird and Bat Observatory
WGLBBO online: wglbbo.org
<wpmueller1947...>
office 262-285-3374
cell 414-698-9108
blog: futureofbirds.blogspot.com
Port Washington, WI

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Date: 6/19/18 4:39 pm
From: Shari Kastner <smk...>
Subject: [wisb] Re: Baltimore Orioles
Me too, lots of them coming at one time, plus I had an orchard oriole today!

Shari Kastner in New Berlin

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Subject: [wisb] Re: Baltimore Orioles

Same here. A whole family!

Karen Johnson
Milwaukee County
BayView Area

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> Wow!!! Such a wonderful sound to be awakened to the song, not the
> chatting, of Baltimore Orioles at 5:00 am. Still got em.
> Hep
> Brookfield, WI
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Date: 6/19/18 3:57 pm
From: KAREN JOHNSON <kmjbirders...>
Subject: [wisb] Re: Baltimore Orioles
Same here. A whole family!

Karen Johnson
Milwaukee County
BayView Area

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Date: 6/19/18 3:49 pm
From: Hephziabah Beulah <hephziabahb...>
Subject: [wisb] Baltimore Orioles
Wow!!! Such a wonderful sound to be awakened to the song, not the chatting,
of Baltimore Orioles at 5:00 am. Still got em.
Hep
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Date: 6/18/18 9:14 pm
From: Tim Hahn <thahnbirder...>
Subject: [wisb] Atlas Block Busting this weekend in Marinette
For anyone who might find themselves in the Marinette area this weekend we
are holding our first atlas block-busting blitz weekend of the summer in
Marinette County. We've identified a few blocks near Marinette that could
really use our help. Our goal is to complete them this summer, so hopefully
some coordinated effort can get us closer to that goal.

Anyone who wants to meet to chat about atlasing in Marinette County, or
about birding in general, can meet at Brothers Three Pizza in Marinette
this Friday evening at 6:30. Planning is already underway for our second
blitz weekend of the year, July 6-8, and it would be great to hear from
folks who might want to join the fun then as well.

If you come to the pizza place - I will be the guy wearing the WBBA II ball
cap with the bright red Scarlet Tanager logo. I will have maps of the
blocks we're focusing on, as well as lists of potential species to target.
If you can't meet and would still love to participate, shoot me an email
and let me know what you'd like to do for participation.

The blocks we will focus on are mostly in the southeast part of the county.

*Resort Lake NW (just east of Amberg)*
*Bear Point CE & McAllister CE (near McAllister)*
*Chappee Rapids SW (northwest of Marinette)*


Hope to see you soon!

Cheers!

Tim Hahn
Pewaukee, WI
Waukesha County
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Date: 6/18/18 7:29 am
From: Betsy Abert <betsyacorn...>
Subject: [wisb] BB trail problems: South Milwaukee
We have managed a 9-12 box bluebird trail on the Grant Park golf course for
a decade, but this year we have suffered nearly complete losses due in no
small part to vandalism. After the challenging late April snow and ice
event, we observed deceased bluebirds and tree swallows in the boxes.
Another nesting group has reported nests being built subsequently over the
bodies in a seemingly excellent rebound! We lost one of our nests very
obviously to a wren, who we will not disturb, and another was completely
destroyed due to obvious vandalism. But we've never seen nests and
nestlings disappear with such thoroughness. It makes us wonder of
intentional vandalism.
A box and nestlings (Tree Swallow) being managed by the County near the
beach was observed being destroyed 3 or so weeks ago by a group of children
ostensibly there to clean up the beach.

Disheartened, Betsy Abert and Lynn Crawford, So. Milwaukee


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Date: 6/17/18 6:47 pm
From: Peter Fissel <dmarc-noreply...> (Redacted sender peter.fissel for DMARC)
Subject: [wisb] Arctic Terns - NO
Pat Ready, Jim Schwarz and I went over to Sheboygan this morning, hoping that one or both Artic Terns had hung around. Alas, we came up empty, as did all the other birders we ran into there. I also see there are no eBird alerts for them today. We did get the Laughing Gull within a minute of arriving at the Blue Harbor side of the entryway, as it was loafing on the breakwall behind the Coast Guard station with a bunch of Ring-bills. After an initial survey of the riprap breakwaters in the marina, and a look from the Youth Sailing club (only a whole bunch of Bonaparte's Gulls there,) we moved up to check North Point, but there were only Ring-bills and a couple Herring Gulls there. After a recheck of the marina and talking to the other birders who had arrived by then, we decided to run up to Manitowoc, just in case the terns had relocated. They hadn't, at least not to the impoundment.

After grabbing lunch, we went back down to Sheboygan, but still no Arctic Terns, and no one else had seen them, either. We called it a day and headed back to Madison. It was mid-afternoon, so we skipped Horicon on the way back. Hwy 49 had been pretty quiet on the way up anyway, with just a couple BN Stilts on the south side and a few Great Egrets on the north side.


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Date: 6/16/18 12:12 pm
From: Tom Wood <tcwood729...>
Subject: [wisb] Arctic Terns and Little Gull at Sheboygan/ Sheboygan County
I started at the base of the south pier (Blue Harbor Resort) where I had a
view of the east side of the breakwall where most of the gulls and terns
were hanging out. I couldn't find the Arctic Terns and was in the process of
leaving when a young lady with a scope approached me and said she was hoping
to find another birder to bird with. I told her I hadn't seen much exciting
out there and was going to move to another spot. She suggested I might want
to give it another try, and when she introduced herself as the person who
found the terns yesterday (Amy K.), I needed no more convincing!
Amy is very knowledgeable and was willing to share some tips about tern
identification, for which I am grateful. It wasn't long before she said she
had a candidate for Arctic Tern and I got on it quickly. Lighting improved
as the morning progressed, but at first it was a bit difficult, with some
features such as the thin white cheek being almost washed out. Shortly, Jim
F. arrived and the three of us came to the conclusion that this was one of
the Arctic Terns. Amy then spotted the other one and we had long, albeit
distant looks. Eventually one flew very close to our position and I had the
best view of the thin, sharp, black underwing primary trailing edges that I
have ever seen. Amy, who is very meticulous about her identifications, was
concerned that one of the birds had a shorter tail than would be expected on
an Arctic Tern, but since other field marks were seen that would not be
found on Forster's and Common Terns, in the end I think we all agreed that
both of our suspects were, indeed, Arctic Terns. Maureen and Darryl
G.(spelling?) showed up and we all had a great time viewing these birds.
Amy had spotted one of the Arctic Terns yesterday behind the youth sailing
center and suggested that as a place to visit. After our little group broke
up, I went over there and had an unobstructed, closer view of the west side
of the same breakwall by walking to the north side of the building where one
can view the breakwall without looking through the chain link fence. No
terns, but down near the water on top of a rock among the Bonaparte's Gulls
was a (FOY) first cycle Little Gull.
This was an amazing morning of birding and a big thanks to Amy and Jim for
their help.
Thomas Wood, Menomonee Falls, Waukesha County


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Date: 6/16/18 9:34 am
From: Dennis Casper <denncasp.wisbirder...>
Subject: [wisb] Urban Ecology Center Bird Walk, June 14, 2018
Urban Ecology Center, Riverside Park
1500 East Park Place, Milwaukee, WI 53211
414-964-8505, www.UrbanEcologyCenter.org
BIRD WALK
Thursdays, 8:00 am—10:00 am year round.
Free and Open to the Public, All Ages Welcome

Thursday, June 14, 2018
68 degrees
Partly cloudy
20 birders

Total Species: 37

6 Canada Goose
5 Mallard
1 Spotted Sandpiper
1 Ring-billed Gull
1 Herring Gull
2 Rock Pigeon
5 Mourning Dove
3 Chimney Swift
2 Ruby-throated Hummingbird
1 Red-bellied Woodpecker

2 Downy Woodpecker
4 Hairy Woodpecker
1 Peregrine Falcon
1 Eastern Wood-Pewee
2 Warbling Vireo
6 Red-eyed Vireo
1 American Crow
7 Northern Rough-winged Swallow
1 White-breasted Nuthatch
3 House Wren

5 Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
1 Eastern Bluebird
18 American Robin
3 Gray Catbird
2 European Starling
13 Cedar Waxwing
1 Yellow Warbler
5 Common Yellowthroat
2 Song Sparrow
4 Northern Cardinal

6 Indigo Bunting
15 Red-winged Blackbird
8 Common Grackle
9 Baltimore Oriole
8 House Finch
9 American Goldfinch
10 House Sparrow

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Date: 6/16/18 9:14 am
From: Ryan Isbell <isbell...>
Subject: [wisb] Bluebirds

As I stated a month ago in my yard 4 bluebirds hatched. Well now the bluebirds have another nest on the opposite side of the yard with 5 eggs. I’m happy that my bluebird house building has paid off! I also have a huge brush pile close to my woods where two brown thrashers have a nest somewhere inside the pile.
Ryan Isbell
South western Vernon county
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Date: 6/16/18 5:41 am
From: Steve Mullen <gungagalunga23...>
Subject: [wisb] Sheboygan Arctic Tern -Yes
Hello, Me and Con observed the Arctic Tern at sun up today from the Blue
Harbor pier in Sheboygan. It was fairly active but kept landing on rock rip
rap to the north towards the sailing harbor.
At times it seemed to relate more to a lone Black Tern that was also
present.
A scope was required.
Thanks to Peter Fissel for the wisbirdn post that put us on this Lifer.
Steve Mullen, Oshkosh

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Date: 6/16/18 3:46 am
From: Mary Hampton <willowflycatcher...>
Subject: [wisb] Bad email
Mary Hampton
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Date: 6/16/18 3:39 am
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Subject: [wisb] Bad email
 We received a junk email that is ***not*** from me and you should delete it. 
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Subject: [wisb]
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Date: 6/15/18 6:37 pm
From: Jim Edlhuber <jimedlhuber...>
Subject: [wisb] Arctic Tern ~ Sheboygan Marina 6/15/18, some distant images...
Hi all,
After returning home from birding some of the lakefront in Milwaukee in the
morning I realized my birding was not finished for the day. I saw the rare
bird report of an Arctic Tern found by Amy K up at Sheboygan. I needed this
bird for my Wisconsin state life list so I decided to make the run up
around 12:30 pm. The Arctic Tern was seen at a distance from the Blue
Harbor Pier. Big thank you to Amy K for finding this bird and getting the
word out for others to see it. A fun time getting this life bird with
birding friends and meeting some new ones too.

A couple of distant shots from the day at the link below if you care to
view them:


*http://www.windowtowildlife.com/arctic-tern-in-sheboygan-wisconsin-on-june-15-2018/
<http://www.windowtowildlife.com/arctic-tern-in-sheboygan-wisconsin-on-june-15-2018/>*

Thanks and good birding,

Jim Edlhuber
Town of Genesee Waukesha Co.


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Date: 6/15/18 1:07 pm
From: Peter Fissel <dmarc-noreply...> (Redacted sender peter.fissel for DMARC)
Subject: [wisb] ALERT: Arctic Tern at Sheboygan
For those who don't look at the eBird Alerts:

https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S46564135


Peter Fissel

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Date: 6/15/18 9:13 am
From: Mark Korducki <korducki...>
Subject: [wisb] Urgent BBS Opening
I just got an email that the person running the Bashaw Breeding Bird Survey route will not be able to do it this year. Are there any experienced BBS route runners who would be willing to run this Washburn County route this year? Please let me know as soon as possible and I can have the materials forwarded to you.

Thank you

Mark Korducki, New Berlin
WI BBS Coordinator
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Date: 6/15/18 7:11 am
From: tracy chiconas <dmarc-noreply...> (Redacted sender tchiconas for DMARC)
Subject: [wisb] Re: re Grant Park Snowy Egret
Thank you! That is helpful.
-Tracy ChiconasMil. <Co.tchiconas...>

On Friday, June 15, 2018 8:21 AM, Jeremy Meyer <jmeyer4044...> wrote:


It was not seen as of 610am.
Jeremy Meyer
Franklin, Milwaukee
www.jmeyerphotography.net

On Fri, Jun 15, 2018, 8:14 AM tracy chiconas <dmarc-noreply...>
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> hi, If anyone sees the Grant Park Snowy Egret this morning (Fri 06-15-18)
> please post here letting us know.
> Thanks to all who reported & gave detailed info.; much appreciated!!
>
> good birding!
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> Mil. Co.
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Date: 6/15/18 6:22 am
From: Jeremy Meyer <jmeyer4044...>
Subject: [wisb] Re: re Grant Park Snowy Egret
It was not seen as of 610am.
Jeremy Meyer
Franklin, Milwaukee
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On Fri, Jun 15, 2018, 8:14 AM tracy chiconas <dmarc-noreply...>
wrote:

> hi, If anyone sees the Grant Park Snowy Egret this morning (Fri 06-15-18)
> please post here letting us know.
> Thanks to all who reported & gave detailed info.; much appreciated!!
>
> good birding!
> Tracy Chiconas
> Mil. Co.
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Date: 6/15/18 6:15 am
From: tracy chiconas <dmarc-noreply...> (Redacted sender tchiconas for DMARC)
Subject: [wisb] re Grant Park Snowy Egret
hi, If anyone sees the Grant Park Snowy Egret this morning (Fri 06-15-18) please post here letting us know.
Thanks to all who reported & gave detailed info.; much appreciated!!

good birding!
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Date: 6/14/18 7:22 pm
From: Paul Kammen <paul.kammen...>
Subject: [wisb] Re: Looking for a little Wyalusing Info
Just wanted to say “thank you” for all of the posts and helpful information. Looking forward to visiting the park next week it really is a jewel of a park with some great birds.
Thanks for all of the assistance and notes I can take with me.

All the best,
Paul
On Jun 14, 2018, at 10:52 AM, Paul Kammen <paul.kammen...> wrote:

Hello Wisconsin Neighbors,

I was hoping to get to Wyalusing next week for a day trip, and was curious if anyone had been there recently?

Looking at my notes from last year when I asked this question it sounds like the road to the boat landing is best and by the boat landing. My targets are any warbler, though would like to get Cerulean, Prothonotary, Kentucky especially. I have the t-shirt with Kentucky on it but in 3 attempts there haven’t been able to see Mr. Kentucky.

For birding the park is the best plan of action to focus on the area along the road down to the boat landing or is it good to go off the road a bit on a trail?

Thanks, I imagine the notes I have from last year (Aaron was kind enough to help me out) are still good as birds tend to nest in the same area.

Thanks!
Fr. Paul Kammen
Rosemount, MN

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Date: 6/14/18 4:55 pm
From: Jennifer Ambrose <jenthreat...>
Subject: [wisb] Re: Grant Park Snowy Egret present now
You have to walk out to the end of the pier at Grant Park Beach and then
look south to The Jetty / other Pier. The gulls are lined up and the snowy
egret is sitting by itself. There is a red marker with the number 2 on it.
It is not a good view. A scope is needed to see any details. The bird was
showing much better earlier today.
Jennifer A
Milwaukee

On Thu, Jun 14, 2018, 6:32 PM jeffrey fortier <jfortier300...>
wrote:

> My wife and got to Grant Park just past 4:00pm and the Egret was on the
> rocks to the south. I went to take some images of the Caspian terns on the
> beach and my wife called me back as the Egret was now at the mouth of the
> creek. The fisherman on the sand bar did not seem to bother it, but the
> gulls chased him around. I was able to capture some nice images. Here is
> a link if you would like to view them. Thanks for the heads up Todd.
>
> Jeff Fortier
>
> South Milwaukee
>
>
> https://www.flickr.com/photos/149838167@N06/albums/72157697993425515
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Date: 6/14/18 4:32 pm
From: jeffrey fortier <jfortier300...>
Subject: [wisb] Grant Park Snowy Egret
My wife and got to Grant Park just past 4:00pm and the Egret was on the rocks to the south. I went to take some images of the Caspian terns on the beach and my wife called me back as the Egret was now at the mouth of the creek. The fisherman on the sand bar did not seem to bother it, but the gulls chased him around. I was able to capture some nice images. Here is a link if you would like to view them. Thanks for the heads up Todd.

Jeff Fortier

South Milwaukee


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Date: 6/14/18 3:49 pm
From: Jym Mooney & Carol Lee Hopkins <hopmoon...>
Subject: [wisb] Re: Snowy Egret..........Grant Park, South Milwaukee
I observed the Snowy Egret from 4:15 (just missed you, Tom!) until 4:45, at
which time it took off and flew south, out of sight beyond the power plant.
Thanks to all who got the word out on this great find for Milwaukee County!

Jym Mooney, Milwaukee

-----Original Message-----
From: Tom Wood
Sent: Thursday, June 14, 2018 5:21 PM
To: <Wisbirdn...>
Subject: [wisb] Re: Snowy Egret..........Grant Park, South Milwaukee

Still present at 4:15 P.M., but since there was a fisherman on the yacht
club side of the outlet to the lake, the bird had moved to the rocks south
of the outlet. Walk out on the pier and look back at the rocks; it might be
too distant for an excellent photo, but is still a nice sight through
binoculars.
Thanks, Todd for the report and David for the update.
Thomas Wood, Menomonee Falls, Waukesha County

> On Jun 14, 2018, at 11:21 AM, Todd Leech (Redacted sender "leechtodd" for
DMARC) <dmarc-noreply...> wrote:
>
> i arrived at grant park around 7 am.....the channel leading to lake
michigan i observed a snowy egret along the shore....he hunted, for about 30
minutes, and had stayed along the shore with other caspian terns, ring
billed gulls.....i stayed there for approximately 3 hours

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Date: 6/14/18 3:22 pm
From: Tom Wood <tcwood729...>
Subject: [wisb] Re: Snowy Egret..........Grant Park, South Milwaukee
Still present at 4:15 P.M., but since there was a fisherman on the yacht
club side of the outlet to the lake, the bird had moved to the rocks south
of the outlet. Walk out on the pier and look back at the rocks; it might be
too distant for an excellent photo, but is still a nice sight through
binoculars.
Thanks, Todd for the report and David for the update.
Thomas Wood, Menomonee Falls, Waukesha County

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Sent: Thursday, June 14, 2018 12:54 PM
To: <dmarc-noreply...>
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Subject: [wisb] Re: Snowy Egret..........Grant Park, South Milwaukee

Still here.
Great looks at WI life bird!
Thanks Todd!

Sent from my iPhone

> On Jun 14, 2018, at 11:21 AM, Todd Leech (Redacted sender "leechtodd" for
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> i arrived at grant park around 7 am.....the channel leading to lake
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billed gulls.....i stayed there for approximately 3 hours
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Date: 6/14/18 12:10 pm
From: Lindsey McMahon <lindseymcmahon7...>
Subject: [wisb] Two Q’s Re: Birds in WI.
I just spent a week in Wisconsin, birding mostly in Brown County. I noticed that the yellow-headed blackbirds were not present at Ken Euers, as they were last year. Looks according to eBird that they had been around earlier in the Spring, though. Am I right in thinking the water level is high this year? Would that be why they’re not present there?

As I headed back from Wisconsin to Kentucky yesterday, on 41/94S, just a bit north of the state line for Illinois, I saw two large, bare trees to my right, with several large nests and birds in them. I was not in a position to pull over, nor to go off exploring for a better look. Any idea what those were? Right before exit 347 to Lakeview Parkway, in Wisconsin.

Thank you,

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Date: 6/14/18 11:40 am
From: Jim and Julie Hess <jrhbird...>
Subject: [wisb] Yellow billed cuckoo Sheboygan lakefront
Greetings all,
The surprise bird of the summer for me: a Yellow billed Cuckoo in the trees along the hillside overlooking the beach. Halfway between Michigan Avenue and North Point. Had good views for a brief time in two different trees and the short flight between them.
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Date: 6/14/18 10:54 am
From: david flores <davef794...>
Subject: [wisb] Re: Snowy Egret..........Grant Park, South Milwaukee
Still here.
Great looks at WI life bird!
Thanks Todd!

Sent from my iPhone

> On Jun 14, 2018, at 11:21 AM, Todd Leech (Redacted sender "leechtodd" for DMARC) <dmarc-noreply...> wrote:
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> i arrived at grant park around 7 am.....the channel leading to lake michigan i observed a snowy egret along the shore....he hunted, for about 30 minutes, and had stayed along the shore with other caspian terns, ring billed gulls.....i stayed there for approximately 3 hours
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Date: 6/14/18 9:22 am
From: Todd Leech <dmarc-noreply...> (Redacted sender leechtodd for DMARC)
Subject: [wisb] Snowy Egret..........Grant Park, South Milwaukee
i arrived at grant park around 7 am.....the channel leading to lake michigan i observed a snowy egret along the shore....he hunted, for about 30 minutes, and had stayed along the shore with other caspian terns, ring billed gulls.....i stayed there for approximately 3 hours 
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Date: 6/14/18 8:53 am
From: Paul Kammen <paul.kammen...>
Subject: [wisb] Looking for a little Wyalusing Info
Hello Wisconsin Neighbors,
I was hoping to get to Wyalusing next week for a day trip, and was curious if anyone had been there recently?

Looking at my notes from last year when I asked this question it sounds like the road to the boat landing is best and by the boat landing. My targets are any warbler, though would like to get Cerulean, Prothonotary, Kentucky especially. I have the t-shirt with Kentucky on it but in 3 attempts there haven’t been able to see Mr. Kentucky.

For birding the park is the best plan of action to focus on the area along the road down to the boat landing or is it good to go off the road a bit on a trail?

Thanks, I imagine the notes I have from last year (Aaron was kind enough to help me out) are still good as birds tend to nest in the same area.

Thanks!
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Date: 6/13/18 4:49 pm
From: Joe Riederer <wisbird.riederer...>
Subject: [wisb] Brown Thrasher
This is a gif I made from a brown thrasher at my feeder today.
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1im_eKP-Gu3_GwDwbtQLZVI_WxCtXK9Qq/view?usp=drivesdk

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Date: 6/13/18 1:12 pm
From: Charlotte Lukes <clukes...>
Subject: [wisb] Re: More about Jelly Feeders, Deer Park, Polk County
Add to those.....the Indigo Bunting & Chipping Sparrow.

Charlotte Lukes
Egg Harbor, Door Co. WI

-----Original Message-----
From: <wisbirdn-bounce...> [mailto:<wisbirdn-bounce...>] On Behalf Of Ann Wick
Sent: Wednesday, June 13, 2018 2:57 PM
To: Wisbirdn Network Birding
Subject: [wisb] Re: More about Jelly Feeders, Deer Park, Polk County

Cardinals also……Ann Wick, Black Earth, Dane County, WI

> On Jun 13, 2018, at 1:12 PM, Russell Schrinner <schrinner...> wrote:
>
> You can add House finches and robins to that list!
>
> Joan Schrinner, Melrose—Jackson Cty.
>
> Sent from my iPad
>
>> On Jun 13, 2018, at 1:03 PM, Jeff Virant <rainbow...> wrote:
>>
>> Hi everyone,
>> I am stimulated to add a note to the recent jelly-feeder posts and I also want to comment on the pleasurable viewing that the jelly-feeder provides. So far this year we have had a constant flow of beautiful birds to the feeders. Our regular visitors include:
>> 1. Red-bellied woodpeckers;
>> 2. Downy woodpeckers;
>> 3. Baltimore orioles;
>> 4. Orchard orioles;
>> 5. Rose-breasted grosbeaks;
>> 6. Catbirds (many!).
>> And as I have expressed in previous years, I can't imagine what all of that jelly is doing to the birds' teeth!
>> Best birding.
>> Jeff Virant
>> Deer Park, WI, Polk County
>> <rainbow...>
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Date: 6/13/18 12:58 pm
From: Ann Wick <jwick...>
Subject: [wisb] Re: More about Jelly Feeders, Deer Park, Polk County
Cardinals also……Ann Wick, Black Earth, Dane County, WI

> On Jun 13, 2018, at 1:12 PM, Russell Schrinner <schrinner...> wrote:
>
> You can add House finches and robins to that list!
>
> Joan Schrinner, Melrose—Jackson Cty.
>
> Sent from my iPad
>
>> On Jun 13, 2018, at 1:03 PM, Jeff Virant <rainbow...> wrote:
>>
>> Hi everyone,
>> I am stimulated to add a note to the recent jelly-feeder posts and I also want to comment on the pleasurable viewing that the jelly-feeder provides. So far this year we have had a constant flow of beautiful birds to the feeders. Our regular visitors include:
>> 1. Red-bellied woodpeckers;
>> 2. Downy woodpeckers;
>> 3. Baltimore orioles;
>> 4. Orchard orioles;
>> 5. Rose-breasted grosbeaks;
>> 6. Catbirds (many!).
>> And as I have expressed in previous years, I can't imagine what all of that jelly is doing to the birds' teeth!
>> Best birding.
>> Jeff Virant
>> Deer Park, WI, Polk County
>> <rainbow...>
>>
>>
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Date: 6/13/18 11:12 am
From: Russell Schrinner <schrinner...>
Subject: [wisb] Re: More about Jelly Feeders, Deer Park, Polk County
You can add House finches and robins to that list!

Joan Schrinner, Melrose—Jackson Cty.

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> On Jun 13, 2018, at 1:03 PM, Jeff Virant <rainbow...> wrote:
>
> Hi everyone,
> I am stimulated to add a note to the recent jelly-feeder posts and I also want to comment on the pleasurable viewing that the jelly-feeder provides. So far this year we have had a constant flow of beautiful birds to the feeders. Our regular visitors include:
> 1. Red-bellied woodpeckers;
> 2. Downy woodpeckers;
> 3. Baltimore orioles;
> 4. Orchard orioles;
> 5. Rose-breasted grosbeaks;
> 6. Catbirds (many!).
> And as I have expressed in previous years, I can't imagine what all of that jelly is doing to the birds' teeth!
> Best birding.
> Jeff Virant
> Deer Park, WI, Polk County
> <rainbow...>
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Date: 6/13/18 11:04 am
From: Jeff Virant <rainbow...>
Subject: [wisb] More about Jelly Feeders, Deer Park, Polk County
Hi everyone,
I am stimulated to add a note to the recent jelly-feeder posts and I also want to comment on the pleasurable viewing that the jelly-feeder provides. So far this year we have had a constant flow of beautiful birds to the feeders. Our regular visitors include:
1. Red-bellied woodpeckers;
2. Downy woodpeckers;
3. Baltimore orioles;
4. Orchard orioles;
5. Rose-breasted grosbeaks;
6. Catbirds (many!).
And as I have expressed in previous years, I can't imagine what all of that jelly is doing to the birds' teeth!
Best birding.
Jeff Virant
Deer Park, WI, Polk County
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Date: 6/12/18 6:20 pm
From: Mark Korducki <korducki...>
Subject: [wisb] Re: Polk County - Barnacle Goose/eBird report
At this time of year I would think this an escaped bird rather than a vagrant. This bird is showing up in fall and winter on the east coast but is also a bird that is kept in captivity. Find one with migrant geese in late fall and it might be accepted.



Mark Korducki New Berlin
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> On Jun 12, 2018, at 7:43 PM, Jeremy Meyer <jmeyer4044...> wrote:
>
> Good evening,
> I just recieved a rare bird report for a Barnacle Goose near Clayton, WI.
> I'm guessing that's in Polk County. I'm not sure if it's been posted
> anywhere yet or if it ever would be, so I figured I would share here. Here
> is the checklist with photos from eBird. Good luck!
>
> https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S46507274
>
> Jeremy Meyer
> Franklin, Milwaukee
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Date: 6/12/18 5:54 pm
From: Jim Edlhuber <jimedlhuber...>
Subject: [wisb] Red-headed Woodpecker feeding young inside the nest hole Marquette Co. 6/11/18, some images...
Hi all,
Doing some birding I came across a pair of Red-headed Woodpeckers. One bird
was bringing insects to the nest hole in a dead oak. No views of the little
ones yet but they are there. The other adult perched at a distance off a
ways from the nest hole. I hung around for 3 feedings and then let them be.
It was a beautiful day, mostly sunny with some gusts of winds which made
for a stunning day out there, and no mosquito’s.

A few images of the Red-headed Woodpecker bringing insects and feeding
young inside the nest hole at this link if you care to view them:

*http://www.windowtowildlife.com/red-headed-woodpecker-feeding-young-in-marquette-county-wisconsin-on-june-11-2018/
<http://www.windowtowildlife.com/red-headed-woodpecker-feeding-young-in-marquette-county-wisconsin-on-june-11-2018/>*

Thanks and good birding,

Jim Edlhuber
Town of Genesee Waukesha Co.

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Date: 6/12/18 5:44 pm
From: Jeremy Meyer <jmeyer4044...>
Subject: [wisb] Polk County - Barnacle Goose/eBird report
Good evening,
I just recieved a rare bird report for a Barnacle Goose near Clayton, WI.
I'm guessing that's in Polk County. I'm not sure if it's been posted
anywhere yet or if it ever would be, so I figured I would share here. Here
is the checklist with photos from eBird. Good luck!

https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S46507274

Jeremy Meyer
Franklin, Milwaukee
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Date: 6/11/18 3:10 pm
From: Mitchell Nussbaum <dmarc-noreply...> (Redacted sender acornwithteeth for DMARC)
Subject: [wisb] Pelicans - Patrick Marsh
My husband and I went to Patrick Marsh in Sun Prairie yesterday evening (Sun.). There were about 70 White pelicans. Also 6 Ruddy ducks, and a duck with ducklings, which looked like Mallards but they were across the water and partly hidden by reeds. 3 Great blue herons were flying back and forth across the water. It was windy and they seemed to have trouble flying to where they wanted to go. There was also algae blooms around the edges of the water, so that limited fishing spots, plus the water is deep from all the rain.

There were many red-winged blackbirds protecting their territories. Also grackles. I heard a Yellowthroat warbler. And a dark bird was in the trees singing. It was getting dark out, so it was hard to see the bird when it flew to the top of a small tree. It had a very dark or black head, with dark rufous on the breast. The rest was dark. It was about sparrow sized. Looking in the Peterson guide, it looked like an Orchard oriole.

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Date: 6/11/18 2:03 pm
From: Gregory Neu <gneubirdphotographer...>
Subject: [wisb] Re: Baltimore Orioles! - Milwaukee
Karen,
We too have at least one Baltimore Oriole pair coming to our feeder, and we
had three immature Orioles with them on Saturday. They love the jelly.
I've emptied three jars!

It's been a great spring for us. We had a pair of Orchard Orioles (lifer)
early in May, and the Baltimore Orioles mentioned above every day since May
2.

We've also noticed that the male Red Bellied Woodpecker has been devouring
our oranges. Never had this happen before. He knocked one on the ground
yesterday, and when I woke up this morning, he was out their eating from it
on the ground.

Greg Neu
Waukesha, Waukesha County

On Sun, Jun 10, 2018 at 2:49 PM, KAREN JOHNSON <kmjbirders...> wrote:

> Hello all,
>
> On this dreary, rainy day, I have 4 different Orioles coming to my
> jelly feeder in my little urban yard!
> Adult male & female and 2 immature male & female birds. I’m refilling my
> large jelly container at least once a day; sometimes twice! (The jelly
> attracts the House Finches as well.)
>
> It really helps turn a crummy day into something special!
>
> Karen Johnson
> Milwaukee County
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Date: 6/11/18 11:14 am
From: William Mueller <wpmueller1947...>
Subject: [wisb] From Flowers to Feathers: Bird Habitat for Your Yard - June 23
Workshop announcement - From Flowers to Feathers: Bird Habitat for Your
Yard- June 23
Join us to learn about attracting birds to your yard through native
plantings. Learn basic principles of design and how to keep birds safe.
Urban Ecology Center and Western Great Lakes Bat and Bird Observatory staff
experts share their passion for birds, plants and habitat. Native plants
will also be for sale (portion of proceeds benefit the UEC).
https://urbanecologycenter.org/serviceu.html?id=15889&lang=en&view=event

The cost is free, but donations are accepted. The location is Milwaukee's
Riverside Park Branch of the Urban Ecology Center. See more info at the
link above.


William Mueller
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WGLBBO online: wglbbo.org
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Date: 6/10/18 12:50 pm
From: KAREN JOHNSON <kmjbirders...>
Subject: [wisb] Baltimore Orioles! - Milwaukee
Hello all,

On this dreary, rainy day, I have 4 different Orioles coming to my jelly feeder in my little urban yard!
Adult male & female and 2 immature male & female birds. I’m refilling my large jelly container at least once a day; sometimes twice! (The jelly attracts the House Finches as well.)

It really helps turn a crummy day into something special!

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Date: 6/9/18 9:27 am
From: K Petersen <loonp...>
Subject: [wisb] Pelicans
I live about 4 miles inland from Lake Michigan. Yesterday I viewed a flock
of about 30-40 white pelicans circling and soaring high above the Sheboygan
power plant. They were against a clear blue sky background - beautiful
sight.


Kurt Petersen

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Date: 6/9/18 8:33 am
From: Alan & Joan Linquist <linquists...>
Subject: [wisb] Re: Red crossbills
I haven't looked lately, but a few weeks back, i thought I saw a yellow "red crossbill" deep in the shade of a pine tree in the Northern Kettle Moraine.  It certainly looked that way.Alan Linquist(Washington County)
On Saturday, June 9, 2018 7:16 AM, Hakim Barrett <hakimbarrett...> wrote:


I heard more Red crossbills the other day when I was swimming. I know some
were seen very recently in Vilas County (via Wisbirdn)...is anyone else
getting them in the southern/central part of the state right now? Thanks,
Hakim Barrett
Sauk County


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Date: 6/9/18 5:16 am
From: Hakim Barrett <hakimbarrett...>
Subject: [wisb] Red crossbills
I heard more Red crossbills the other day when I was swimming. I know some
were seen very recently in Vilas County (via Wisbirdn)...is anyone else
getting them in the southern/central part of the state right now? Thanks,
Hakim Barrett
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Date: 6/8/18 5:34 pm
From: Jim Edlhuber <jimedlhuber...>
Subject: [wisb] Great Blue Heron ~ Enjoying a Goldfish Greenfield Park MKE Co. 6/8/18, some images...
Hi all,
One of my birding stops this morning was Greenfield Park in Milwaukee
County. A slow morning out, the highlight at Greenfield Park was a Great
Blue Heron hunting, catching and eating a Goldfish. It is always nice to
see a heron eat something other than a Goldfish, but I guess it is good if
they are taken out of the pond. Other species seen where a few Green Herons
flying by up high. A beautiful morning out with light sun, low winds and
temps in the upper 60’s.

A couple images of the Great Blue Heron enjoying a Goldfish at this link if
you care to view them:

*http://www.windowtowildlife.com/great-blue-heron-with-the-goldfish-at-greenfield-park-in-milwaukee-county-on-june-8-2018/
<http://www.windowtowildlife.com/great-blue-heron-with-the-goldfish-at-greenfield-park-in-milwaukee-county-on-june-8-2018/>*

Thanks and good birding,

Jim Edlhuber
Town of Genesee Waukesha Co.

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Date: 6/8/18 5:03 pm
From: Steve Mullen <gungagalunga23...>
Subject: [wisb] Horicon 49 (FdL Co.) & Goose Pond (Col. Co.) this aft.
Hello, Con and me were off work early today and we went after her 200th
Wisconsin bird of the year after the promising Wisbirdn posts from this
week.
Highlights were 2 Marbled Godwits on the north side of 49 and west of the
Historical sign at Horicon.
That area is nearly completely dry now and many of the birds posted here
earlier this week were not present at 2 p.m. today while we were there. In
fact we saw only 3 B.N. Stilts today.
Other highlights there included 3 Sanderlings, Dunlins, White Rumped
Sandpipers, Semi-Palmated Plovers, a few Pecs and a few Black Terns. I
still do not have a Black Crowned NightHeron on the year.
We got to Goose Ponds south of Arlington in Columbia Co. about 3:15 p.m.
and found a Red Necked Grebe that we were able to show Diane ? from Madison
& Mr. Goose Pond Mark Martin, who promptly put me to work quantifying hen
Ruddy's. (only 4 visible compared to the 14 Drakes).
Diane put the 3 Eared Grebes in her Swarovski for us and we observed them
piling cattail cuttings on a spot in the middle-ish/back side of the west
pond. Viewable with bins after you know where to look. Park near the Kiosk
and look towards Arlington.
I saw a late Canvasback in with the Redheads. Large sloping black beak, not
a round head.
On the way out we got a Dickcissel at Kampen RD and Goose Pond Rd. I
believe we saw a dozen Dickcissel's on our trip today and i am seeing them
in my travels this last couple of weeks from Green & Rock Counties to
Manitowoc area and over to the Stevens Point area. Another good year for
that bird in our State.
BTW, Con got 5 Wis today and sits at 202. Low 220's for me.
Good Luck tomorrow, Steve Mullen, Oshkosh, Winnebago Co.


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Date: 6/8/18 2:23 pm
From: Lindsey McMahon <lindseymcmahon7...>
Subject: [wisb] Re: Dickcissels and Bobolinks in Brown County
Still present. Male Bobolink and male Dickcissel both singing from bare branches on treetops at NE corner or Willow/Phillips today. Bobolink then joined another male in the tall grass. 2:30pm. Thank you for the tip!

Lindsey McMahon
Green Bay/Brown County
(Visiting hometown from KY)

> On Jun 6, 2018, at 10:09 PM, Wayne Kuhn <waylin98...> wrote:
>
> I originally sent out this email last Sunday but didn't realize that I had
> been bumped off the Wisbirdn list:
>
>
> This morning I ran into local birders Noris & Shirley Jadin on Willow Road
> in eastern Bellevue. As we rolled down our car windows to converse I heard a
> call in the field behind their car that puzzled me. As I was thinking about
> it Shirley said hello and mentioned that they were hoping to find a
> Dickcissel. That was it! The call I was trying to identify in my head was a
> Dickcissel.
>
>
>
> We pulled over and got out of our cars. Within a minute or two we got our
> binoculars on our target. FOY for all three of us. This was at the northeast
> corner of the Willow/Phillips Roads intersection. They had also informed me
> of Bobolinks present at the northwest corner of Willow/Buyarski Roads
> intersection. I picked up a couple of beautiful males doing their display
> flights there. I also hear the calls of several swamp sparrows.
>
>
>
> Wayne Kuhn
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> Green Bay
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Date: 6/8/18 1:34 pm
From: William Mueller <wpmueller1947...>
Subject: [wisb] 2nd attempt: WBCI Fall Meeting Registration now open
This morning, part of this message was cut off:
REGISTRATION NOW OPEN; see below. This meeting on AERIAL INSECTIVORES will
bring together regional and national experts, state-wide participants,
members from Bird City Wisconsin, and others - please join us!

A conference scheduled Sept. 6-8 in Pewaukee that will look at the issues
-- and potential solutions – for long-term declines in Wisconsin’s aerial
insectivores.


This joint WBCI Annual Meeting and Bird City Summit will feature the latest
research on Chimney Swifts, Purple Martins, nighthawks, swallows,
flycatchers -- and bats. The Thursday night through Saturday afternoon
conference kicks off with both a Birds & Brews event and a Swift Night Out
field trip. “If you haven't yet witnessed dozens - or hundreds - of swifts
going to roost in the evening, this event may be your chance,” said WBCI
Chair Karen Etter Hale.

Keynoting the conference is Dr. Pamela Hunt, senior biologist in avian
conservation at New Hampshire Audubon.
To learn more, see the agenda, and to register, go to:
http://www.wisconsinbirds.org/annual-meetings/2018-wbci-annual-meeting/

William Mueller
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WGLBBO online: wglbbo.org
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Date: 6/8/18 12:43 pm
From: Dennis Casper <denncasp.wisbirder...>
Subject: [wisb] Urban Ecology Center Bird Walk, June 7, 2018
Urban Ecology Center, Riverside Park
1500 East Park Place, Milwaukee, WI 53211
414-964-8505, www.UrbanEcologyCenter.org
BIRD WALK
Thursdays, 8:00 am—10:00 am year round.
Free and Open to the Public, All Ages Welcome

Thursday, June 7, 2018
65 degrees
Partly cloudy
20 birders

Total Species: 46

8 Canada Goose
12 Mallard
1 Green Heron
3 Turkey Vulture
1 Cooper’s Hawk
1 Killdeer
1 Spotted Sandpiper
1 Ring-billed Gull
2 Herring Gull
7 Rock Pigeon

1 Mourning Dove
1 Eastern Screech-Owl
6 Chimney Swift
1 Ruby-throated Hummingbird
1 Red-bellied Woodpecker
6 Downy Woodpecker
2 Hairy Woodpecker
3 Eastern Wood-Pewee
1 Eastern Phoebe
2 Warbling Vireo

6 Red-eyed Vireo
4 American Crow
3 Northern Rough-winged Swallow
2 Tree Swallow
8 Barn Swallow
4 Black-capped Chickadee
3 House Wren
5 Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
20 American Robin
4 Gray Catbird

3 European Starling
5 Cedar Waxwing
2 Yellow Warbler
1 American Redstart
4 Common Yellowthroat
5 Song Sparrow
3 Northern Cardinal
5 Indigo Bunting
30 Red-winged Blackbird
40 Common Grackle

3 Brown-headed Cowbird
2 Orchard Oriole
6 Baltimore Oriole
4 House Finch
10 American Goldfinch
8 House Sparrow

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Date: 6/8/18 9:16 am
From: William Mueller <wpmueller1947...>
Subject: [wisb] WBCI Fall Meeting Registration Now Open
bring together regional and national experts, state-wide participants,
members from Bird City Wisconsin, and others - please join us!
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Date: 6/7/18 5:53 pm
From: Jim Edlhuber <jimedlhuber...>
Subject: [wisb] Bobolinks ~ Retzer Nature Center Waukesha Co. 6/7/18, some images...
Hi all,
I made the annual early June stop at Retzer Nature Center in Waukesha to
see if any Bobolinks were around. There were at least 10 males and some
females present, I really did not do a count. They flew to many field
locations and gave nice views flying and perching near me at times. Nice to
see them there. No sign of Dickcissels which I had hoped to see there too.
It was a warm sunny morning with little winds.

Images of the Bobolinks from this morning at this link if you care to view
them:

*http://www.windowtowildlife.com/bobolinks-at-retzer-nature-center-in-waukesha-county-wisconsin-on-june-7-2018/
<http://www.windowtowildlife.com/bobolinks-at-retzer-nature-center-in-waukesha-county-wisconsin-on-june-7-2018/>*

Thanks and good birding,

Jim Edlhuber
Town of Genesee Waukesha Co.


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Date: 6/7/18 4:37 pm
From: ARLENE KOZIOL <arlenekoziol...>
Subject: [wisb] Blue-Green Algae, Lake Mendota, June 7, 2018 | Flickr
My husband Jeff and I are water quality monitors for Lake Mendota for the Clean Lakes Alliance. We live in Spring Harbor where there is an extensive Blue-Green Algae bloom. This morning when we did our water testing at 7:30 am, the air temperature was 72.5, water temperature 71.7, turbidity 55 Units, At 4:52 pm the changes were shocking. The air temperature was 83.2, water temperature 86.8, turbidity 5 cm. I was heartbroken to see a family of mallard ducks foraging in the scum. Also saw people recreating and working in the bloom. Below are my pictures.
Arlene Koziol
Spring Harbor
Dane County , Madison

Blue-Green Algae, Lake Mendota, June 7, 2018 | Flickr

> https://www.flickr.com/photos/29411257@N00/albums/72157697194547464/with/40848236640/ <https://www.flickr.com/photos/29411257@N00/albums/72157697194547464/with/40848236640/>

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Date: 6/7/18 4:23 pm
From: Daryl Christensen <mark117...>
Subject: [wisb] Horicon Godwits, etc.

Made a stop at Hwy 49 at 4:30 this afternoon and saw 3 Marbled Godwits,
1 Hudsonian Godwit, 2 Golden Plovers, 1 Black-bellied Plover and a good
mix of other shorebirds. All were viewed from the pull-off area by the
historic sign on the north side of 49.

-Daryl Christensen

Marquette County

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Date: 6/7/18 3:31 pm
From: Aaron Holschbach <aholschbach...>
Subject: [wisb] Re: Eared Grebes at Goose Pond in Columbia County
Per your suggestion Tom, I checked out the Eared Grebes at Goose Pond this
afternoon, and watched one adding vegetation to the top of a small mound in
the NW corner of the west pond. A second Eared Grebe floated around nearby
while the work was being done.
So, it looks likely that there will be a nesting attempt. I think this
would suffice for a NB confirmation unless they make grassy mounds for
practice.

Here is a link to my ebird checklist with a few distant photos:

https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S46378363


Aaron Holschbach
Waunakee

On Mon, Jun 4, 2018 at 7:19 PM Tom Prestby <jjprestby...> wrote:

> Thanks for the report Tom. I encourage anybody looking for these birds to
> carefully watch them for courtship or even better, nesting behavior.
> Habitat for them doesn't get better in the state than at this location and
> it’s getting on the late side for migrants. This would be a fabulous
> breeding record for the Wisconsin Breeding Bird Atlas, for which the 4th
> field season is now in full swing.
> Tom Prestby
> Green Bay
>
> Sent from my iPhone
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> > On Jun 4, 2018, at 6:05 PM, Tom Wood <tcwood729...> wrote:
> >
> > I don't know if this has been posted here, but for you non-eBirders,
> there
> > have been 3 Eared Grebes at Goose Pond in Columbia County for at least a
> few
> > days.
> > This morning I sat on the bench overlooking the west pond. This bench is
> > across the road from the informational kiosk. They were on the far side
> of
> > the pond so a scope was needed. Two are in breeding plumage and the other
> > partially in breeding plumage (black head with golden plumes, but
> foreneck
> > rather brownish).
> > For at least part of the time , they swam with the 20 or so Ruddy Ducks
> that
> > were also on the far side of the pond.
> > Thomas Wood, Menomonee Falls, Waukesha County
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Date: 6/7/18 3:03 pm
From: Ryan Brady <ryanbrady10...>
Subject: [wisb] Re: Red Crossbills in Vilas county
Hi Bob, you're welcome to send me the eBird checklist and I can determine the type in most cases if the recording is readily audible. If I can't we can send it to the experts at Cornell, who have been quite busy this year as you might imagine.

Many crossbills continue across the north, now in family groups and larger flocks again. Types 2 and 4 remain most prevalent, with some Type 3's and a smattering of Type 10's as well.


Ryan Brady
Washburn, Bayfield County, WI
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From: <wisbirdn-bounce...> <wisbirdn-bounce...> on behalf of Robert Mead <carolbob7...>
Sent: Wednesday, June 6, 2018 4:48 PM
To: Wisconsin Bird Listserve
Subject: [wisb] Red Crossbills in Vilas county


Hello Birders:
I have been atlasing for 4 days in eastern Vilas County and each day I have
seen Red Crossbills. One day adults were feeding a juvenile and another day
I was able to record the calls. I uploaded the calls to ebird but is there
an email where I should be sending the recorded calls for identification of
the subspecies?

Bob Mead
Phelps
Vilas County


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Date: 6/7/18 10:06 am
From: Jennifer Ambrose <jenthreat...>
Subject: [wisb] Shorebird ID help-Thanks for Hudson. Godwit comments
Hello everyone,
Thanks to those who commented on my post about the Hudsonian Godwit. Tom W
was right; viewing conditions when I was there were tough. However, I
should have been more patient to try and see its rump or wings, but it was
seriously intent on feeding both times I viewed it.

I think I need to give up on trying to ID shorebirds at a far
distance...it's just too time-intensive and unrewarding to have to study
photos and not the birds while they're in the field. Any help would be
appreciated, though, on these. Thanks!
https://www.flickr.com/photos/49427613@N03/

(The shorebirds appear after the pics of the three White-faced Ibises I saw
at Horicon. All sightings took place last Sunday.)


--
Jennifer Ambrose
Bayview, Milwaukee County


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Date: 6/6/18 8:10 pm
From: Wayne Kuhn <waylin98...>
Subject: [wisb] Dickcissels and Bobolinks in Brown County
I originally sent out this email last Sunday but didn't realize that I had
been bumped off the Wisbirdn list:


This morning I ran into local birders Noris & Shirley Jadin on Willow Road
in eastern Bellevue. As we rolled down our car windows to converse I heard a
call in the field behind their car that puzzled me. As I was thinking about
it Shirley said hello and mentioned that they were hoping to find a
Dickcissel. That was it! The call I was trying to identify in my head was a
Dickcissel.



We pulled over and got out of our cars. Within a minute or two we got our
binoculars on our target. FOY for all three of us. This was at the northeast
corner of the Willow/Phillips Roads intersection. They had also informed me
of Bobolinks present at the northwest corner of Willow/Buyarski Roads
intersection. I picked up a couple of beautiful males doing their display
flights there. I also hear the calls of several swamp sparrows.



Wayne Kuhn

Green Bay

Brown County





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Date: 6/6/18 4:49 pm
From: Robert Mead <carolbob7...>
Subject: [wisb] Red Crossbills in Vilas county
Hello Birders:
I have been atlasing for 4 days in eastern Vilas County and each day I have
seen Red Crossbills. One day adults were feeding a juvenile and another day
I was able to record the calls. I uploaded the calls to ebird but is there
an email where I should be sending the recorded calls for identification of
the subspecies?

Bob Mead
Phelps
Vilas County


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Date: 6/5/18 10:36 am
From: Hondochica z <hondochica...>
Subject: [wisb] sw milw birding areas?
Greetings;
I'm back in Milw for awhile (now living in CO) and am finding my ol' biding
spots remarkably quiet. I'd appreciate some new areas near SW Milwaukee,
for birding while I'm here. Whitnall park is huge - but I usually bird
around Ross Lodge. Are there better spots - aside from Wehr - I usually
have my dog w/ me and can't take him into Wehr. Maybe areas in New
Berlin? or Muskego?

BTW/FYI: I had a pair of YY cuckoo at the Disc Golf course - Root River
Parkway S of Forest Home about a week ago, but they seem to have moved on -
haven't seen/heard them in 5-6 days.

thanks
Kelly Goocher
Currently in Milw
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Date: 6/5/18 4:24 am
From: Angie Rea <ronangierea...>
Subject: [wisb] Re: Chipping sparrows
Many chipping sparrows here in Langlade County.

-Angie

> On Jun 4, 2018, at 2:58 PM, Alan & Joan Linquist <linquists...> wrote:
>
> I just went out to help my wife haul in her yearly botanical booty and I could hear a chipping sparrow in the maple next door.Alan Linquist (Washington County)
>
> On Monday, June 4, 2018 2:44 PM, Alan & Joan Linquist <linquists...> wrote:
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>
> For us, the jury is still out. In the past, we have had chipping sparrows in our yard and I've listened to them making their trill from our roof. This morning, we have had two sparrows chasing each other around in the yard, but they have not remained still long enough for me to get a bead on them with my binoculars. My wife believes they are chipping sparrows but they might be Am. tree sparrows considering the blink of an eye views I've had of them. Alan Linquist(Washington County)
>
> On Monday, June 4, 2018 1:14 PM, Gregory Neu <gneubirdphotographer...> wrote:
>
>
> We have had a few on and off over the past month. But sightings have been
> rare.
> Greg Neu
> Waukesha
> Waukesha County
>
> On Mon, Jun 4, 2018 at 1:10 PM, Russell Schrinner <schrinner...>
> wrote:
>
>> Has anyone else noticed the absence of chipping sparrows? I always had
>> them bopping around my yard all summer. Have seen nary a one, so far, this
>> season.
>>
>> Joan Schrinner
>> Jackson County, Melrose
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Date: 6/4/18 8:18 pm
From: Jeremy Meyer <jmeyer4044...>
Subject: [wisb] MKE - Yellow-breasted Chat - Bender Park - images
Good evening,
This afternoon, I thought I might try my luck with the Yellow-breasted Chat
at Bender Park. I through on my camo gear, loaded up with bug spray and
headed out. I walked back, all the way to the bluff and could hear him
singing. I found him not too much long afterward. He was moving about
singing, but keeping to a small area. It sure is a beautiful bird! This
might be the same bird I found on 5/5, which I think I had two that day,
one calling and one eating in the trees. There's a good chance they are
breeding here. I also found a Yellow Warbler nest with three eggs, one of
them almost double the size of the other two, surely being a cowbird egg.
Oh well, that's nature I guess. There were also lots of sparrows,
Clay-colored, Field, Savannah and Song.

http://www.jmeyerphotography.net/yellow-breasted-chat-at-bender-park-6-4-18/

Jeremy Meyer
Franklin, Milwaukee
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Date: 6/4/18 6:39 pm
From: Tom Prestby <jjprestby...>
Subject: [wisb] Door County Atlas Blitz this weekend
Hello,

Our first Wisconsin Breeding Bird Atlas blitz of the season is this coming weekend, in beautiful Door County. Door County was the leader in species for the first Atlas but needs a lot of work in the final two years of this project. This is a perfect opportunity to spend a day or the weekend in Door County and help collect valuable data for the Atlas! You can help out for the entire weekend or for just one of the days, whichever works best for you. Due to the lack of suitable facilities in the area, unlike other blitzes, we will not all be staying in the same location and you can stay on your own wherever you like, whether it be a motel or camping. We are still in the early-season window for motel rates before they climb in a couple weeks.


We will meet on Friday evening (the 8th) at 6pm at the Northhaven Condos in Fish Creek and have the area's best pizza (free courtesy of the Atlas) while we strategize Atlasing for the weekend. More details including exact address will be given to those who RSVP.


There are areas that badly need Atlas data all over the county so let me know what area of the county would work best for you to Atlas in. If you'd like to help but cannot make it to the dinner/meeting on Friday evening, that is totally fine too, just let me know what area works best and we will come up with a plan for you.


Please let me know if you're interested or if you have any questions. Thanks and I hope to see some of you!


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Green Bay

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Date: 6/4/18 6:30 pm
From: Sandy Petersen <buboarcto2...>
Subject: [wisb] Re: How we Treat Each Other as Nature Lovers
Yes, I was surprised about that comment. Most birders are very helpful.
Sandy Petersen, Dane county
On Sun, Jun 3, 2018 at 11:22 PM, Janine <jlp228...> wrote:

> Sorry about not including my name and location. Actually I didn't mean
> that post to be political per se; it's one of just a few things I can think
> of that might make 'many' birders angry. Anyway it's hard to judge what
> she might have meant without knowing the specifics.
> Janine Polk
> Eau Claire
>
> On Sun, Jun 3, 2018 at 8:55 PM, Janine <jlp228...> wrote:
>
> > Maybe they were expressing their feelings about our current political
> > situation?
> >
> > On Sun, Jun 3, 2018 at 8:43 AM, Judith Huf <judith_huf...>
> wrote:
> >
> >> Baffles me too. Most birders I know and have met casually are helpful
> and
> >> enthusiastic.
> >>
> >> Judith Huf
> >> Milwaukee
> >>
> >> > On Jun 3, 2018, at 8:18 AM, B.G. Sloan <bgsloan3...> wrote:
> >> >
> >> > I have to admit that this kinda baffles me. I've run into a few angry
> >> > birders online, but not so much that I'd say there are "many" of them.
> >> And
> >> > I don't think I've ever run into an angry birder face to face. I'd
> sure
> >> > like to know the backstory on this one...
> >> > Bernie Sloan
> >> > Former Milwaukeean
> >> >
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Date: 6/4/18 6:19 pm
From: John K <johnny.phoenix13...>
Subject: [wisb] Re: Chipping sparrows
Here in south central Iowa County I’ve noticed a decline in Eastern
Phoebe’s. We found two dead in late April and they’ve been rather uncommon
this year. As for Chippers, I see and hear them on occasion, but I can’t
see a rise or fall with them because once they are nesting, they tend to
disappear into the background. I have observed an increase in Henslow’s
Sparrows in my neighborhood, with singing male densities approaching 1 per
acre. Other grassland Sparrows are present (Grasshopper, Savanna, Vesper,
Clay-colored) but are not as common. Between my property and my neighbors,
we have several hundred acres of idle surrogate shortgrass habitat.
Bobolinks are abundant and I occasionally find an Upland Sandpiper. Also
had a Northern Harrier a couple of days ago so I assume there’s a nest
nearby.
Weather takes its toll, but maintaining suitable habitat is the biggest
factor affecting bird populations. As I post this I hear hay mowers in the
background and it make me sick to think of the massacre. At least several
hundred acres are safe and hopefully that’s enough to sustain current
populations.

John Kivikoski
Rural Iowa County.
On Mon, Jun 4, 2018 at 18:32 Aaron Stutz <dmarc-noreply...>
wrote:

> Hi all!
> A couple of weeks ago I was thinking about the impact of the late
> snowstorm on select Wisconsin species and posted a summary in the Advanced
> Birding in Wisconsin Group. Chipping Sparrow did not come to mind, but I
> took a look at the eBird data today and their numbers are at a 5-year low
> (see link below). After a far from exhaustive investigation, Eastern
> Phoebe was the hardest hit species—significantly lower than the 4
> previous years. If you were wondering, Eastern Bluebird is on the lower
> end of the data set from the past 5 years.
>
> Curious about other species? Follow one of the links below and just
> change the species. You can also look at populations on a more local level
> by changing the location from Wisconsin to a county of your choice.
>
> Chipping Sparrow:
> https://ebird.org/wi/barchart?byr 14&eyr 18&bmo=1&emo
> &r=US-WI&spp=chispa&separateYears=true <https://ebird.org/wi/barchart?byr
> 14&eyr 18&bmo=1&emo &r=US-WI&spp=chispa&separateYears=true>
>
> Eastern Phoebe
> https://ebird.org/wi/barchart?byr 14&eyr 18&bmo=1&emo
> &r=US-WI&sppêspho&separateYears=true <https://ebird.org/wi/barchart?byr
> 14&eyr 18&bmo=1&emo &r=US-WI&sppêspho&separateYears=true>
>
> Alert: Shameless eBird plug to follow
> This conversation serves as a reminder--highly local populations (e.g.
> “My yard†) can fluctuate wildly. Through eBird and the efforts of
> thousands of Wisconsin eBirders we can get a more accurate assessment of
> bird populations from year to year at the state, county or hotspot level.
> Also, no species is too common to eBird. Chipping Sparrow and to a lesser
> extent Eastern Phoebe are typical backyard birds. By eBirding their
> presence (or absence) we can make conclusions about their status and
> distribution.
>
> All the best and consider eBirding if you aren’t already!
>
> Sincerely,
>
> Aaron Stutz
> Lake Mills, WI
>
>
>
>
> > On Jun 4, 2018, at 2:44 PM, Alan & Joan Linquist <linquists...>
> wrote:
> >
> > For us, the jury is still out. In the past, we have had chipping
> sparrows in our yard and I've listened to them making their trill from our
> roof. This morning, we have had two sparrows chasing each other around in
> the yard, but they have not remained still long enough for me to get a bead
> on them with my binoculars. My wife believes they are chipping sparrows
> but they might be Am. tree sparrows considering the blink of an eye views
> I've had of them. Alan Linquist(Washington County)
> > On Monday, June 4, 2018 1:14 PM, Gregory Neu <
> <gneubirdphotographer...> wrote:
> >
> >
> > We have had a few on and off over the past month. But sightings have
> been
> > rare.
> > Greg Neu
> > Waukesha
> > Waukesha County
> >
> > On Mon, Jun 4, 2018 at 1:10 PM, Russell Schrinner <schrinner...>
> >
> > wrote:
> >
> >> Has anyone else noticed the absence of chipping sparrows? I always had
> >> them bopping around my yard all summer. Have seen nary a one, so far,
> this
> >> season.
> >>
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> >> Jackson County, Melrose
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Date: 6/4/18 5:19 pm
From: Tom Prestby <jjprestby...>
Subject: [wisb] Re: Eared Grebes at Goose Pond in Columbia County
Thanks for the report Tom. I encourage anybody looking for these birds to carefully watch them for courtship or even better, nesting behavior. Habitat for them doesn't get better in the state than at this location and it’s getting on the late side for migrants. This would be a fabulous breeding record for the Wisconsin Breeding Bird Atlas, for which the 4th field season is now in full swing.
Tom Prestby
Green Bay

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> On Jun 4, 2018, at 6:05 PM, Tom Wood <tcwood729...> wrote:
>
> I don't know if this has been posted here, but for you non-eBirders, there
> have been 3 Eared Grebes at Goose Pond in Columbia County for at least a few
> days.
> This morning I sat on the bench overlooking the west pond. This bench is
> across the road from the informational kiosk. They were on the far side of
> the pond so a scope was needed. Two are in breeding plumage and the other
> partially in breeding plumage (black head with golden plumes, but foreneck
> rather brownish).
> For at least part of the time , they swam with the 20 or so Ruddy Ducks that
> were also on the far side of the pond.
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Date: 6/4/18 4:32 pm
From: Aaron Stutz <dmarc-noreply...> (Redacted sender agstutz for DMARC)
Subject: [wisb] Re: Chipping sparrows
Hi all!
A couple of weeks ago I was thinking about the impact of the late snowstorm on select Wisconsin species and posted a summary in the Advanced Birding in Wisconsin Group. Chipping Sparrow did not come to mind, but I took a look at the eBird data today and their numbers are at a 5-year low (see link below). After a far from exhaustive investigation, Eastern Phoebe was the hardest hit species—significantly lower than the 4 previous years. If you were wondering, Eastern Bluebird is on the lower end of the data set from the past 5 years.

Curious about other species? Follow one of the links below and just change the species. You can also look at populations on a more local level by changing the location from Wisconsin to a county of your choice.

Chipping Sparrow:
https://ebird.org/wi/barchart?byr 14&eyr 18&bmo=1&emo&r=US-WI&spp=chispa&separateYears=true <https://ebird.org/wi/barchart?byr 14&eyr 18&bmo=1&emo&r=US-WI&spp=chispa&separateYears=true>

Eastern Phoebe
https://ebird.org/wi/barchart?byr 14&eyr 18&bmo=1&emo&r=US-WI&sppspho&separateYears=true <https://ebird.org/wi/barchart?byr 14&eyr 18&bmo=1&emo&r=US-WI&sppspho&separateYears=true>

Alert: Shameless eBird plug to follow
This conversation serves as a reminder--highly local populations (e.g. “My yard”) can fluctuate wildly. Through eBird and the efforts of thousands of Wisconsin eBirders we can get a more accurate assessment of bird populations from year to year at the state, county or hotspot level. Also, no species is too common to eBird. Chipping Sparrow and to a lesser extent Eastern Phoebe are typical backyard birds. By eBirding their presence (or absence) we can make conclusions about their status and distribution.

All the best and consider eBirding if you aren’t already!

Sincerely,

Aaron Stutz
Lake Mills, WI




> On Jun 4, 2018, at 2:44 PM, Alan & Joan Linquist <linquists...> wrote:
>
> For us, the jury is still out. In the past, we have had chipping sparrows in our yard and I've listened to them making their trill from our roof. This morning, we have had two sparrows chasing each other around in the yard, but they have not remained still long enough for me to get a bead on them with my binoculars. My wife believes they are chipping sparrows but they might be Am. tree sparrows considering the blink of an eye views I've had of them. Alan Linquist(Washington County)
> On Monday, June 4, 2018 1:14 PM, Gregory Neu <gneubirdphotographer...> wrote:
>
>
> We have had a few on and off over the past month. But sightings have been
> rare.
> Greg Neu
> Waukesha
> Waukesha County
>
> On Mon, Jun 4, 2018 at 1:10 PM, Russell Schrinner <schrinner...>
> wrote:
>
>> Has anyone else noticed the absence of chipping sparrows? I always had
>> them bopping around my yard all summer. Have seen nary a one, so far, this
>> season.
>>
>> Joan Schrinner
>> Jackson County, Melrose
>>
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Date: 6/4/18 4:17 pm
From: Susan Hoffert <shoffert...>
Subject: [wisb] Re: Chipping sparrows
Interesting! They are all over my yard and Newport State Park.

Susan Hoffert
Gills Rock, Door. County

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> On Jun 4, 2018, at 1:13 PM, Gregory Neu <gneubirdphotographer...> wrote:
>
> We have had a few on and off over the past month. But sightings have been
> rare.
> Greg Neu
> Waukesha
> Waukesha County
>
> On Mon, Jun 4, 2018 at 1:10 PM, Russell Schrinner <schrinner...>
> wrote:
>
>> Has anyone else noticed the absence of chipping sparrows? I always had
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>> season.
>>
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Date: 6/4/18 4:05 pm
From: Tom Wood <tcwood729...>
Subject: [wisb] Eared Grebes at Goose Pond in Columbia County
I don't know if this has been posted here, but for you non-eBirders, there
have been 3 Eared Grebes at Goose Pond in Columbia County for at least a few
days.
This morning I sat on the bench overlooking the west pond. This bench is
across the road from the informational kiosk. They were on the far side of
the pond so a scope was needed. Two are in breeding plumage and the other
partially in breeding plumage (black head with golden plumes, but foreneck
rather brownish).
For at least part of the time , they swam with the 20 or so Ruddy Ducks that
were also on the far side of the pond.
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Date: 6/4/18 3:49 pm
From: Seegert, Greg <gseegert...>
Subject: [wisb] Godwit ID
All
In addition to the differences Tom mentioned, Marbled G is a "warm" brown, a rather uniformly tannish bird, whereas, as least to my eye, H godwit is a brownish/grayish bird. Plus, at least for me, H godwit is the default godwit. I see it every spring, sometimes several whereas I can't remember the last time I saw a M godwit. Of course, I often forget why I walked into a room so maybe I've seen a bunch....but I don't think so.

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Date: 6/4/18 3:48 pm
From: Tom Wood <tcwood729...>
Subject: [wisb] Sauk Prairie Recreation Area this morning
Recently Peter Fissel posted about his visit to this recreation area, and
since there was an eBird report indicating the White-eyed Vireo was
continuing, I thought I would give it a try. I missed the White-eyed Vireo
(possibly because of my awful hearing), but did hear 3 (and saw 1) singing
Bell's Vireos. The seen bird was perched right at the top of a large shrub
for several minutes, so this was enjoyable. If you want to see and hear
Willow Flycatchers, this is a good place to go. Most other birds I saw were
fairly commonplace, but I suspect a birder with good hearing probably could
have found some treasures in the grasslands there.
I thought the entrance was a bit hard to find. I saw a sign for a museum of
the Badger Army Ammunition and thought I would ask there. It turns out it is
closed on Monday, but I saw a guard shack and approached it. It is boarded
up with nobody there, but that is where the maps for the area can be found.
The road setup through the area is a bit primitive, but orange cones,
barrels, and a few signs tell us where we are not supposed to go and I think
I was able to drive most of the roads where the public is allowed.
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Date: 6/4/18 3:35 pm
From: Brian Pierce <courthousehollow...>
Subject: [wisb] Lower Wisconsin River and Wyalusing State Park
This past Wed-Fri, I canoe-camped the Wisconsin River from Sauk City to
Lone Rock. There was a lot of bird activity, with the highlights being:
2 BANK SWALLOW nesting colonies in the banks of the river, 11 YB CUCKOO, 3
BB Cuckoo, 7 PROTHONATORY, 2 WHIPPOORWILL at Ferry Bluff State Natural
Area, and 25+ BW WARBLER.

From Fri-Mon (today), I was at Wyalusing State Park:

The Hummingbirds were packed around the feeders at the entrance of the
park. Hard to count them but well over 40 were present. I witnessed many
interesting social dynamics in 20 minutes of watching them. Males chasing
males off the feeders, females chasing males off the feeders, all females
feeding for 30+ seconds with several males hovering but not interferring,
and 2 females drinking at the same time from a single plastic flower.

CERULEAN Warblers sang immediately as I exited the car (and all weekend) at
campsite #150 as well as surrounding bluff campsites, and many others
singing throughout the park. I fortuitously camped next to a couple of grad
students from Arkansas who were doing a Cerulean study. They said Cerulean
numbers are declining and they are trying to determine why. They had
recovered 4 geo-locator birds so far, with the data showing the "Wyalusing"
Cerulean's winter grounds are in Columbia and western Venezuela.

I heard 3 ACADIAN FC on Long Valley and saw 2 KENTUCKY Warblers that were
chasing each other along the trail from the parking mid-way on Long Valley
Rd.

I canoed for 10 hours Sat starting at the Wyalusing boat launch, then along
the bluff in the flooded forests of the Wisconsin River. I counted 31
PROTHONOTARY. There seemed to be one (or a pair) every hundred yards or so.
Along the same route were 15+ YB CUCKOO that were singing regularly from
the bluff forests.

Many FIELD Sparrows were at the Turkey Hollow parking and surroundings, but
no Henslow's. I did hear a HENSLOW'S this morning about 100 yards south of
the entrance in a field on the east side of the road.

No Bell's Vireo was seen or heard.

5+ DICKSISSEL were singing within a 1/2 mile of where County C and X meet.
3 were on C and the others were along Cty X heading toward Wyalusing.

Brian Pierce
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Date: 6/4/18 3:26 pm
From: Tom Wood <tcwood729...>
Subject: [wisb] Re: Hudsonian Godwit headache--sighting yesterday, Horicon
Ok, I'm going to make Jennifer a little jealous. When I arrived at the
shorebird spot a bit after noon today, I set up my window-mounted scope to
look at the hordes of peeps near the historical marker. As I did, a large
shorebird flew across the road and I was able to get my binoculars on it. It
had the slightly upturned bill, black tail with a white rump, and white
wingstripe. Oh my gosh, I said to myself, that is the Hudsonian Godwit. Of
course, that is the easiest way to separate a Hudsonian Godwit from a
Marbled Godwit.
Later it flew back to the north side of STH49 and was quite visible with the
scope. I believe this is an adult female, and the dark barring on the flanks
is helpful in separating the two species. I also believe Marbled Godwit is a
bit more uniformly colored with at least an orange tint on the upperparts. I
sometimes have difficulty when the bird is distant, and in that case I try
to watch it and see if it flies. Sometimes a bird will preen and that will
expose the black tail, eliminating the Marbled Godwit. I think if Jennifer
had better viewing conditions it wouldn't have caused her a headache.
Other updates from the marsh are that there were a pair of Wilson's
Phalaropes much farther east, 3 Black-necked Stilts, a Black-bellied Plover,
14 Sanderlings, at least 4 White-rumped Sandpipers, a dozen or more Dunlin,
many Semipalmated Sandpipers, a few Least Sandpipers, and as Greg mentioned,
a lot of peeps too far out to be identified. Probably more of what has been
mentioned, but I suppose there could have been a rarity that I missed.
The south side of STH49 had about 30 Great Egrets (no Snowy), the 3
White-faced Ibises (one adult, one non-breeding, and one smaller nearly all
brown bird that looked like a juvenile, but this seems way too early). There
were also Black-necked Stilts, a Yellow-headed Blackbird, Common Gallinule,
Black and Forster's Terns, and other common birds.
Thomas Wood, Menomonee Falls, Waukesha County



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From: <wisbirdn-bounce...> [mailto:<wisbirdn-bounce...>]
On Behalf Of Jennifer Ambrose
Sent: Monday, June 04, 2018 12:35 PM
To: Birders
Subject: [wisb] Hudsonian Godwit headache--sighting yesterday, Horicon

Hello,
Yesterday I arrived at Horicon/hwy 49 at about 4:30 in hopes of seeing the
Hudsonian Godwit, a lifer for me. I saw a godwit immediately, but I blew it
off as a Marbled because it looked way lighter than the photo I'd seen of
the Hudsonian earlier in the day. I didn't keep in mind how far the bird
was, plus the light was horrible and the wind was near whipping my head
off. Additionally, someone reported seeing both Marbled and Hudsonian via
ebird, and I just figured with my sometimes poor luck chasing that of
course it was a Marbled, a bird I'd seen many times. However, later in the
day, I ran into Derek S, who reported that an ebird reviewer had confirmed
his photo of the bird I'd seen as Hudsonian. Hmmm. This was at about 7:15
pm and the light was better. I got the bird in my scope again, and it
seemed not quite as light as I'd originally thought, but it was definitely
not dark/chesnut on the breast to indicate Breeding adult, which made me
still doubt the ID. I took photos and went home.

After going through The Shorebird Guide and a few other sites, I still felt
confused. How the heck does one differentiate between breeding Marbled and
nonbreeding Hudsonian? The bill on a Marbled is longer, but without both
species right next to each other, it's hard to determine just how long a
bill on a shorebird is. So, beyond that, all I could come up with is that
the Hudsonian has darker, thicker barring on the undertail while the
Marbled's is lighter and finer (see this link:
https://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Hudsonian_Godwit/species-compare/6481143
1),
and that perhaps the Hudsonian has a slightly more defined white eyebrow.
Here is my photo, which I think shows a Hudsonian:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/49427613@N03/41662402275/

To recap, I re-learned several lessons yesterday. They're always good ones
to keep in mind!

1. Remember that people make errors when entering ebird data. Maybe a
Marbled was seen also earlier in the day, but maybe it wasn't.
2. Do not get overconfident about ID when a bird is far out and lighting is
poor.
3. Remember that when people send you photos, they can be over or
underexposed.

--
Jennifer Ambrose
Bayview, Milwaukee County


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Date: 6/4/18 1:42 pm
From: Dave Moffat <moffatfam...>
Subject: [wisb] Re: Chipping sparrows
We have more Chipping Sparrows than normal. More House Wrens, too.

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On Behalf Of Alan & Joan Linquist
Sent: Monday, June 04, 2018 2:47 PM
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Subject: [wisb] Re: Chipping sparrows

I just went out to help my wife haul in her yearly botanical booty and I
could hear a chipping sparrow in the maple next door.Alan
Linquist (Washington County)

On Monday, June 4, 2018 2:44 PM, Alan & Joan Linquist
<linquists...> wrote:


For us, the jury is still out.  In the past, we have had chipping sparrows
in our yard and I've listened to them making their trill from our roof. 
This morning, we have had two sparrows chasing each other around in the
yard, but they have not remained still long enough for me to get a bead on
them with my binoculars.  My wife believes they are chipping sparrows but
they might be Am. tree sparrows considering the blink of an eye views I've
had of them.  Alan Linquist(Washington County)

On Monday, June 4, 2018 1:14 PM, Gregory Neu
<gneubirdphotographer...> wrote:


We have had a few on and off over the past month.  But sightings have been
rare.
Greg Neu
Waukesha
Waukesha County

On Mon, Jun 4, 2018 at 1:10 PM, Russell Schrinner <schrinner...>
wrote:

> Has anyone else noticed the absence of chipping sparrows? I always had
> them bopping around my yard all summer. Have seen nary a one, so far, this
> season.
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> Jackson County,  Melrose
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Date: 6/4/18 12:58 pm
From: Alan & Joan Linquist <linquists...>
Subject: [wisb] Re: Chipping sparrows
I just went out to help my wife haul in her yearly botanical booty and I could hear a chipping sparrow in the maple next door.Alan Linquist (Washington County)

On Monday, June 4, 2018 2:44 PM, Alan & Joan Linquist <linquists...> wrote:


For us, the jury is still out.  In the past, we have had chipping sparrows in our yard and I've listened to them making their trill from our roof.  This morning, we have had two sparrows chasing each other around in the yard, but they have not remained still long enough for me to get a bead on them with my binoculars.  My wife believes they are chipping sparrows but they might be Am. tree sparrows considering the blink of an eye views I've had of them.  Alan Linquist(Washington County)

On Monday, June 4, 2018 1:14 PM, Gregory Neu <gneubirdphotographer...> wrote:


We have had a few on and off over the past month.  But sightings have been
rare.
Greg Neu
Waukesha
Waukesha County

On Mon, Jun 4, 2018 at 1:10 PM, Russell Schrinner <schrinner...>
wrote:

> Has anyone else noticed the absence of chipping sparrows? I always had
> them bopping around my yard all summer. Have seen nary a one, so far, this
> season.
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Date: 6/4/18 12:51 pm
From: Kathi Johnson Rock <kathijr777...>
Subject: [wisb] Re: Chipping sparrows
One or two here in our City of Madison yard!
Kathi and Michael Rock
Madison, WI, Dane County

On Mon, Jun 4, 2018 at 2:44 PM, Alan & Joan Linquist <linquists...>
wrote:

> For us, the jury is still out. In the past, we have had chipping sparrows
> in our yard and I've listened to them making their trill from our roof.
> This morning, we have had two sparrows chasing each other around in the
> yard, but they have not remained still long enough for me to get a bead on
> them with my binoculars. My wife believes they are chipping sparrows but
> they might be Am. tree sparrows considering the blink of an eye views I've
> had of them. Alan Linquist(Washington County)
> On Monday, June 4, 2018 1:14 PM, Gregory Neu <
> <gneubirdphotographer...> wrote:
>
>
> We have had a few on and off over the past month. But sightings have been
> rare.
> Greg Neu
> Waukesha
> Waukesha County
>
> On Mon, Jun 4, 2018 at 1:10 PM, Russell Schrinner <schrinner...>
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> > them bopping around my yard all summer. Have seen nary a one, so far,
> this
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Date: 6/4/18 12:45 pm
From: Alan & Joan Linquist <linquists...>
Subject: [wisb] Re: Chipping sparrows
For us, the jury is still out.  In the past, we have had chipping sparrows in our yard and I've listened to them making their trill from our roof.  This morning, we have had two sparrows chasing each other around in the yard, but they have not remained still long enough for me to get a bead on them with my binoculars.  My wife believes they are chipping sparrows but they might be Am. tree sparrows considering the blink of an eye views I've had of them.  Alan Linquist(Washington County)
On Monday, June 4, 2018 1:14 PM, Gregory Neu <gneubirdphotographer...> wrote:


We have had a few on and off over the past month.  But sightings have been
rare.
Greg Neu
Waukesha
Waukesha County

On Mon, Jun 4, 2018 at 1:10 PM, Russell Schrinner <schrinner...>
wrote:

> Has anyone else noticed the absence of chipping sparrows? I always had
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> season.
>
> Joan Schrinner
> Jackson County,  Melrose
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Date: 6/4/18 12:30 pm
From: Alan & Joan Linquist <linquists...>
Subject: [wisb] Re: Hudsonian Godwit headache--sighting yesterday, Horicon
When I looked them up after I read the first report, one of my sources said that the Hudsonian had rustier colored chest that did the Marbled.  In the allaboutbirds link you sent, you can see the rusty coloring under he front oft he wing.  This is just Monday morning birding on my part though.  I've been too busy to run over and check it out.  It just might be a lot different if I see it.  Either way, congrats for seeing one.  Alan Linquist(Washington County)

On Monday, June 4, 2018 12:38 PM, Jennifer Ambrose <jenthreat...> wrote:


Hello,
Yesterday I arrived at Horicon/hwy 49 at about 4:30 in hopes of seeing the
Hudsonian Godwit, a lifer for me. I saw a godwit immediately, but I blew it
off as a Marbled because it looked way lighter than the photo I'd seen of
the Hudsonian earlier in the day. I didn't keep in mind how far the bird
was, plus the light was horrible and the wind was near whipping my head
off. Additionally, someone reported seeing both Marbled and Hudsonian via
ebird, and I just figured with my sometimes poor luck chasing that of
course it was a Marbled, a bird I'd seen many times. However, later in the
day, I ran into Derek S, who reported that an ebird reviewer had confirmed
his photo of the bird I'd seen as Hudsonian. Hmmm. This was at about 7:15
pm and the light was better. I got the bird in my scope again, and it
seemed not quite as light as I'd originally thought, but it was definitely
not dark/chesnut on the breast to indicate Breeding adult, which made me
still doubt the ID. I took photos and went home.

After going through The Shorebird Guide and a few other sites, I still felt
confused. How the heck does one differentiate between breeding Marbled and
nonbreeding Hudsonian? The bill on a Marbled is longer, but without both
species right next to each other, it's hard to determine just how long a
bill on a shorebird is. So, beyond that, all I could come up with is that
the Hudsonian has darker, thicker barring on the undertail while the
Marbled's is lighter and finer (see this link:
https://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Hudsonian_Godwit/species-compare/64811431),
and that perhaps the Hudsonian has a slightly more defined white eyebrow.
Here is my photo, which I think shows a Hudsonian:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/49427613@N03/41662402275/

To recap, I re-learned several lessons yesterday. They're always good ones
to keep in mind!

1. Remember that people make errors when entering ebird data. Maybe a
Marbled was seen also earlier in the day, but maybe it wasn't.
2. Do not get overconfident about ID when a bird is far out and lighting is
poor.
3. Remember that when people send you photos, they can be over or
underexposed.

--
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Bayview, Milwaukee County


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Date: 6/4/18 12:14 pm
From: <mhurlburt44...>
Subject: [wisb] Re: Chipping sparrows
I see them daily in my Marathon County yard.

Myles Hurlburt
Town of Rib Mountain.
Marathon County

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> On Jun 4, 2018, at 1:13 PM, Gregory Neu <gneubirdphotographer...> wrote:
>
> We have had a few on and off over the past month. But sightings have been
> rare.
> Greg Neu
> Waukesha
> Waukesha County
>
> On Mon, Jun 4, 2018 at 1:10 PM, Russell Schrinner <schrinner...>
> wrote:
>
>> Has anyone else noticed the absence of chipping sparrows? I always had
>> them bopping around my yard all summer. Have seen nary a one, so far, this
>> season.
>>
>> Joan Schrinner
>> Jackson County, Melrose
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Date: 6/4/18 11:13 am
From: Gregory Neu <gneubirdphotographer...>
Subject: [wisb] Re: Chipping sparrows
We have had a few on and off over the past month. But sightings have been
rare.
Greg Neu
Waukesha
Waukesha County

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wrote:

> Has anyone else noticed the absence of chipping sparrows? I always had
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> Jackson County, Melrose
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Date: 6/4/18 11:11 am
From: Russell Schrinner <schrinner...>
Subject: [wisb] Chipping sparrows
Has anyone else noticed the absence of chipping sparrows? I always had them bopping around my yard all summer. Have seen nary a one, so far, this season.

Joan Schrinner
Jackson County, Melrose

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Date: 6/4/18 10:37 am
From: Jennifer Ambrose <jenthreat...>
Subject: [wisb] Hudsonian Godwit headache--sighting yesterday, Horicon
Hello,
Yesterday I arrived at Horicon/hwy 49 at about 4:30 in hopes of seeing the
Hudsonian Godwit, a lifer for me. I saw a godwit immediately, but I blew it
off as a Marbled because it looked way lighter than the photo I'd seen of
the Hudsonian earlier in the day. I didn't keep in mind how far the bird
was, plus the light was horrible and the wind was near whipping my head
off. Additionally, someone reported seeing both Marbled and Hudsonian via
ebird, and I just figured with my sometimes poor luck chasing that of
course it was a Marbled, a bird I'd seen many times. However, later in the
day, I ran into Derek S, who reported that an ebird reviewer had confirmed
his photo of the bird I'd seen as Hudsonian. Hmmm. This was at about 7:15
pm and the light was better. I got the bird in my scope again, and it
seemed not quite as light as I'd originally thought, but it was definitely
not dark/chesnut on the breast to indicate Breeding adult, which made me
still doubt the ID. I took photos and went home.

After going through The Shorebird Guide and a few other sites, I still felt
confused. How the heck does one differentiate between breeding Marbled and
nonbreeding Hudsonian? The bill on a Marbled is longer, but without both
species right next to each other, it's hard to determine just how long a
bill on a shorebird is. So, beyond that, all I could come up with is that
the Hudsonian has darker, thicker barring on the undertail while the
Marbled's is lighter and finer (see this link:
https://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Hudsonian_Godwit/species-compare/64811431),
and that perhaps the Hudsonian has a slightly more defined white eyebrow.
Here is my photo, which I think shows a Hudsonian:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/49427613@N03/41662402275/

To recap, I re-learned several lessons yesterday. They're always good ones
to keep in mind!

1. Remember that people make errors when entering ebird data. Maybe a
Marbled was seen also earlier in the day, but maybe it wasn't.
2. Do not get overconfident about ID when a bird is far out and lighting is
poor.
3. Remember that when people send you photos, they can be over or
underexposed.

--
Jennifer Ambrose
Bayview, Milwaukee County


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Date: 6/4/18 8:01 am
From: tracy chiconas <dmarc-noreply...> (Redacted sender tchiconas for DMARC)
Subject: [wisb] Re: How we Treat Each Other as Nature Lovers
happy birding!!
- Tracy Chiconas- eagerly awaiting shorebirds

Mil. Co.
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On Monday, June 4, 2018 7:26 AM, Susan Hoffert <shoffert...> wrote:



I too would urge you to explore the backstory, Steve, as the comment just sort of hangs there, accusing but not explaining. And Janine I certainly didn’t take your comment to be in itself political. I do think there are times, especially with social media, that comments can be taken wrong since you have no way of hearing the tone or seeing facial expression. I have encountered birders who are curt and unhelpful but the majority, in my experience, have been friendly and happy to help. Like all human endeavors the participants run the gamut. I would hope this person gives it another go. I’m sure she’d find a kinder group. I like to joke that birders are very eager to help others enjoy birding—we get a new toaster for every new recruit! ; )

Susan Hoffert
Gills Rock

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> On Jun 3, 2018, at 11:22 PM, Janine <jlp228...> wrote:
>
> Sorry about not including my name and location. Actually I didn't mean
> that post to be political per se; it's one of just a few things I can think
> of that might make 'many' birders angry. Anyway it's hard to judge what
> she might have meant without knowing the specifics.
> Janine Polk
> Eau Claire
>
>> On Sun, Jun 3, 2018 at 8:55 PM, Janine <jlp228...> wrote:
>>
>> Maybe they were expressing their feelings about our current political
>> situation?
>>
>>> On Sun, Jun 3, 2018 at 8:43 AM, Judith Huf <judith_huf...> wrote:
>>>
>>> Baffles me too. Most birders I know and have met casually are helpful and
>>> enthusiastic.
>>>
>>> Judith Huf
>>> Milwaukee
>>>
>>>> On Jun 3, 2018, at 8:18 AM, B.G. Sloan <bgsloan3...> wrote:
>>>>
>>>> I have to admit that this kinda baffles me. I've run into a few angry
>>>> birders online, but not so much that I'd say there are "many" of them.
>>> And
>>>> I don't think I've ever run into an angry birder face to face. I'd sure
>>>> like to know the backstory on this one...
>>>> Bernie Sloan
>>>> Former Milwaukeean
>>>>
>>>> On Sun, Jun 3, 2018 at 6:57 AM, Steve Betchkal <
>>> <gonebirding88...>
>>>> wrote:
>>>>
>>>>> I recently received this comment as part of a communique with a birder
>>>>> I've never met...
>>>>>
>>>>> "I am unhappy to find that there are so many angry, rather than
>>> helpful,
>>>>> people in the birding community."
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>> I am not sure what happened to her, during her experience with social
>>>>> media, but it should give us all cause for reflection.
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>> Steve Betchkal
>>>>>
>>>>> Eau Claire, WI
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Date: 6/4/18 6:56 am
From: Seegert, Greg <gseegert...>
Subject: [wisb] Shorebirds
Birders

There again are lots of shorebirds at Horicon Marsh along RT 49. On the flats on the N side the H Godwin and B.B. plover are still there. Lots of peeps but most too far to ID at least for me. I could see many semi palm sands, some White rumps and quite a few Dunlin. On the S side where all the BN stilts hangout were 3 WF ibis and a couple of W phalaropes

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Beaver Dam

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Date: 6/4/18 5:26 am
From: Susan Hoffert <shoffert...>
Subject: [wisb] Re: How we Treat Each Other as Nature Lovers
I too would urge you to explore the backstory, Steve, as the comment just sort of hangs there, accusing but not explaining. And Janine I certainly didn’t take your comment to be in itself political. I do think there are times, especially with social media, that comments can be taken wrong since you have no way of hearing the tone or seeing facial expression. I have encountered birders who are curt and unhelpful but the majority, in my experience, have been friendly and happy to help. Like all human endeavors the participants run the gamut. I would hope this person gives it another go. I’m sure she’d find a kinder group. I like to joke that birders are very eager to help others enjoy birding—we get a new toaster for every new recruit! ; )

Susan Hoffert
Gills Rock

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> On Jun 3, 2018, at 11:22 PM, Janine <jlp228...> wrote:
>
> Sorry about not including my name and location. Actually I didn't mean
> that post to be political per se; it's one of just a few things I can think
> of that might make 'many' birders angry. Anyway it's hard to judge what
> she might have meant without knowing the specifics.
> Janine Polk
> Eau Claire
>
>> On Sun, Jun 3, 2018 at 8:55 PM, Janine <jlp228...> wrote:
>>
>> Maybe they were expressing their feelings about our current political
>> situation?
>>
>>> On Sun, Jun 3, 2018 at 8:43 AM, Judith Huf <judith_huf...> wrote:
>>>
>>> Baffles me too. Most birders I know and have met casually are helpful and
>>> enthusiastic.
>>>
>>> Judith Huf
>>> Milwaukee
>>>
>>>> On Jun 3, 2018, at 8:18 AM, B.G. Sloan <bgsloan3...> wrote:
>>>>
>>>> I have to admit that this kinda baffles me. I've run into a few angry
>>>> birders online, but not so much that I'd say there are "many" of them.
>>> And
>>>> I don't think I've ever run into an angry birder face to face. I'd sure
>>>> like to know the backstory on this one...
>>>> Bernie Sloan
>>>> Former Milwaukeean
>>>>
>>>> On Sun, Jun 3, 2018 at 6:57 AM, Steve Betchkal <
>>> <gonebirding88...>
>>>> wrote:
>>>>
>>>>> I recently received this comment as part of a communique with a birder
>>>>> I've never met...
>>>>>
>>>>> "I am unhappy to find that there are so many angry, rather than
>>> helpful,
>>>>> people in the birding community."
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>> I am not sure what happened to her, during her experience with social
>>>>> media, but it should give us all cause for reflection.
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>> Steve Betchkal
>>>>>
>>>>> Eau Claire, WI
>>>>>
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Date: 6/3/18 9:23 pm
From: Janine <jlp228...>
Subject: [wisb] Re: How we Treat Each Other as Nature Lovers
Sorry about not including my name and location. Actually I didn't mean
that post to be political per se; it's one of just a few things I can think
of that might make 'many' birders angry. Anyway it's hard to judge what
she might have meant without knowing the specifics.
Janine Polk
Eau Claire

On Sun, Jun 3, 2018 at 8:55 PM, Janine <jlp228...> wrote:

> Maybe they were expressing their feelings about our current political
> situation?
>
> On Sun, Jun 3, 2018 at 8:43 AM, Judith Huf <judith_huf...> wrote:
>
>> Baffles me too. Most birders I know and have met casually are helpful and
>> enthusiastic.
>>
>> Judith Huf
>> Milwaukee
>>
>> > On Jun 3, 2018, at 8:18 AM, B.G. Sloan <bgsloan3...> wrote:
>> >
>> > I have to admit that this kinda baffles me. I've run into a few angry
>> > birders online, but not so much that I'd say there are "many" of them.
>> And
>> > I don't think I've ever run into an angry birder face to face. I'd sure
>> > like to know the backstory on this one...
>> > Bernie Sloan
>> > Former Milwaukeean
>> >
>> > On Sun, Jun 3, 2018 at 6:57 AM, Steve Betchkal <
>> <gonebirding88...>
>> > wrote:
>> >
>> >> I recently received this comment as part of a communique with a birder
>> >> I've never met...
>> >>
>> >> "I am unhappy to find that there are so many angry, rather than
>> helpful,
>> >> people in the birding community."
>> >>
>> >>
>> >> I am not sure what happened to her, during her experience with social
>> >> media, but it should give us all cause for reflection.
>> >>
>> >>
>> >>
>> >> Steve Betchkal
>> >>
>> >> Eau Claire, WI
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Date: 6/3/18 7:10 pm
From: Peter Fissel <pfissel...>
Subject: [wisb] A reminder about Wisbirdn rules
I would remind everyone that politics is among the "forbidden" subjects on Wisbirdn (for obvious reasons).
Also, once again, for the umpteenth time, all posts to the list must contain the sender's name/location.  
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Date: 6/3/18 6:56 pm
From: Janine <jlp228...>
Subject: [wisb] Re: How we Treat Each Other as Nature Lovers
Maybe they were expressing their feelings about our current political
situation?
On Sun, Jun 3, 2018 at 8:43 AM, Judith Huf <judith_huf...> wrote:

> Baffles me too. Most birders I know and have met casually are helpful and
> enthusiastic.
>
> Judith Huf
> Milwaukee
>
> > On Jun 3, 2018, at 8:18 AM, B.G. Sloan <bgsloan3...> wrote:
> >
> > I have to admit that this kinda baffles me. I've run into a few angry
> > birders online, but not so much that I'd say there are "many" of them.
> And
> > I don't think I've ever run into an angry birder face to face. I'd sure
> > like to know the backstory on this one...
> > Bernie Sloan
> > Former Milwaukeean
> >
> > On Sun, Jun 3, 2018 at 6:57 AM, Steve Betchkal <
> <gonebirding88...>
> > wrote:
> >
> >> I recently received this comment as part of a communique with a birder
> >> I've never met...
> >>
> >> "I am unhappy to find that there are so many angry, rather than helpful,
> >> people in the birding community."
> >>
> >>
> >> I am not sure what happened to her, during her experience with social
> >> media, but it should give us all cause for reflection.
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >> Steve Betchkal
> >>
> >> Eau Claire, WI
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Date: 6/3/18 6:07 pm
From: Rick Pertile <Mugzy1960...>
Subject: [wisb] Hand feeding bird videos Sawyer county
Thought I'd share a couple videos I took last year with a chickadee and this year with a veery.

The chickadee was unbelievable, I was like a walking food source to this bird. I ended up taking a container of mealworms with me whenever I went for a walk or wherever I went on the property or even down the road. I could be standing completely still with binocs searching the tree tops and this bird would find me. I'd put out my hand and down he/she would come. The pair did have a nest at the end of the driveway, so the need to feed was clearly there.


I was first able to gain the veery's trust last spring and got photos of hand feeding but no videos. The bird appeared again this year about the 3rd week of May and was undoubtedly the same bird. I first saw it early morning sitting on top a bluebird house right out side the kitchen window and I swear seemed to be looking in at me. When I walked into the screened porch and by the door the bird flew over and landed on the deck railing. By late morning I had that bird coming to my hand.


It completely blows my mind that a species of bird can travel to South America for the winter and all the way back to the same location AND remember me as being a food source. That really is kinda crazy when you think about it. Chickadees, nuthatches and redpolls seem to be easily coaxed to the hand with a little patience, but a veery? I also had a scarlet tanager that was close to doing the same but it never happened. It would however come with six feet of me and gave me great views which continued well into August as the bird molted into it's winter plumage.


I have not seen the veery for almost two weeks now, assuming it found a mate and is nesting similar to what happened last year. It will be interesting to see if it shows up again in weeks ahead.


Rick Pertile

Edgewater township

Sawyer county




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Date: 6/3/18 5:24 pm
From: Peter Fissel <dmarc-noreply...> (Redacted sender peter.fissel for DMARC)
Subject: [wisb] Fw: Camp Coots Birdathon report
Forwarding for Paul...

________________________________
From: Paul Noeldner <paul_noeldner...>
Sent: Sunday, June 3, 2018 4:15 PM
To: Peter Fissel
Subject: Camp Coots Birdathon report

Hi Peter - please fwd to Wisbirdnet thanks!

The Madison FUN Bird and Nature Camp Coots Birdathon team had 26 participants of all ages this year including a number of School Naturalists and Master Naturalists and half a dozen kids. The Memorial Day Weekend outing included several birding field trips at Lake Lucerne Camp and nearby areas, lead by volunteer camp coordinator Paul Noeldner and master birder by ear Charles Naeseth.

Our weekend total was 111 species in spite of skipping a Sunday afternoon field trip this year due to the heat and cutting short our traditional Saturday evening Germania Marsh field trip due to unusually intense mosquitos. However the skeeters were helping feed an explosion of dragonflies and making our insectivore species happy.

We were not able to connect up with Janet Eschenbach's Kestrel Research team this year to help with Kestrel Banding at Buena Vista on Monday morning due to rain but the 6 carloads of folks on the field trip got to enjoy the highlight of the weekend with 3 Whooping Cranes in a nearby county.

Mark your calendar for the 2019 64th Annual Madison FUN Bird and Nature Camp Memorial Day Weekend and join the Camp Coots for a wonderful weekend of cameraderie and birding field trips with other bird and nature lovers and friends, families and kids.

And please help support the mission of the NRF National Resources Foundation and WSO Wisconsin Society for Ornithology and our Wisconsin birds, by donating to the Madison FUN Camp Coots team at http://wibirdathon.org. Thank you!

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Date: 6/3/18 3:08 pm
From: Rick Pertile <Mugzy1960...>
Subject: [wisb] Great Crested Flycatchers/Kingfishers are back Sawyer County
The Great Crested Flycatchers and Kingfishers are back again and nesting in my back yard. The Kingfishers appeared on May 1st and have actually been incubating eggs now for at least a week. It was interesting to watch them excavate four different tunnels , three partial and one complete - (assuming the last was completed with at least some what of a spherical chamber at the end since they exited this tunnel head first). However after all that work, they chose to nest in the exact same tunnel that they used last year! Go figure but my guess is that this excavating is part of their mating/pair bonding rituals? They've gone silent again now that the eggs are being incubated but I'll be ready to click a few pictures again once they hatch.

The male flycatcher showed up on May 15 and I immediately placed the house in the exact location as last year. The next morning he was clinging to the entrance hole looking in and continued to sing his little heart out for almost two weeks before a female showed up. She showed no interest in this house that was used last year, instead started to build in a old "Toms tub" plastic duck wood duck house that I have placed in a shaded area along the pond shoreline. I would assume the nest was completed since for two full days she hauled in lots of oak leaves and pine needles. For whatever reason on the third day she stopped and started to build in another house along the driveway near my back deck, which was specifically placed for flycatchers but had never been used before until now. The starting materials in this nest were again oak leaves and white pine needles and the finishing touches were golden retriever hair, two tufts of white fur from snowshoe hare, and LOTS of white feath
ers I placed out. I was beginning to think she was part tree swallow.


Link below to a couple shots of her on the house with fur and flying in with a face full of feathers.


Good birding all!


https://www.flickr.com/photos/158665743@N06/27675041107/in/dateposted-public/

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Great Crested Flycatcher adding snowshoe hare fur to nest

[https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1740/27675041107_83caa556af_b.jpg] <https://www.flickr.com/photos/158665743@N06/27675041107/>
[https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1740/27675041107_83caa556af_b.jpg]




Rick Pertile

Edgewater township

Sawyer county


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Date: 6/3/18 2:35 pm
From: Rick Pertile <Mugzy1960...>
Subject: [wisb] Red Crossbills with young Sawyer County
Greetings all~

The adult red crossbills I have had coming to my feeders daily for weeks now, finally gave me a nice surprise when 2 young birds finally showed up at the feeders with them! The 2 young aren't consistent with their showing at the feeders, and much of the time stay high in the canopy where they are fed. The adults continue to come daily and most days show up very early (between 5:30-6:30 a.m.). However there have been several days now where they were feeding off and on all day long.


The attached link is to a few pictures of the adults and young if you care to view them.


https://www.flickr.com/photos/158665743@N06/28671206458/in/dateposted-public/


<https://www.flickr.com/photos/158665743@N06/28671206458/in/dateposted-public/>

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Adult red crossbills

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Rick Pertile

Edgewater Township

Sawyer County


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Date: 6/3/18 6:59 am
From: david flores <davef794...>
Subject: [wisb] Horicon- Hudsonian godwit
Had good looks an hudsonian godwit this morning and it just returned to the mudflats on the north side of hwy. 49.
Lots of shore birds, with a pair of black bellied plovers and 5 Wilson phalaropes being highlights.

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Date: 6/3/18 6:44 am
From: Judith Huf <judith_huf...>
Subject: [wisb] Re: How we Treat Each Other as Nature Lovers
Baffles me too. Most birders I know and have met casually are helpful and enthusiastic.

Judith Huf
Milwaukee

> On Jun 3, 2018, at 8:18 AM, B.G. Sloan <bgsloan3...> wrote:
>
> I have to admit that this kinda baffles me. I've run into a few angry
> birders online, but not so much that I'd say there are "many" of them. And
> I don't think I've ever run into an angry birder face to face. I'd sure
> like to know the backstory on this one...
> Bernie Sloan
> Former Milwaukeean
>
> On Sun, Jun 3, 2018 at 6:57 AM, Steve Betchkal <gonebirding88...>
> wrote:
>
>> I recently received this comment as part of a communique with a birder
>> I've never met...
>>
>> "I am unhappy to find that there are so many angry, rather than helpful,
>> people in the birding community."
>>
>>
>> I am not sure what happened to her, during her experience with social
>> media, but it should give us all cause for reflection.
>>
>>
>>
>> Steve Betchkal
>>
>> Eau Claire, WI
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Date: 6/3/18 6:19 am
From: B.G. Sloan <bgsloan3...>
Subject: [wisb] Re: How we Treat Each Other as Nature Lovers
I have to admit that this kinda baffles me. I've run into a few angry
birders online, but not so much that I'd say there are "many" of them. And
I don't think I've ever run into an angry birder face to face. I'd sure
like to know the backstory on this one...
Bernie Sloan
Former Milwaukeean

On Sun, Jun 3, 2018 at 6:57 AM, Steve Betchkal <gonebirding88...>
wrote:

> I recently received this comment as part of a communique with a birder
> I've never met...
>
> "I am unhappy to find that there are so many angry, rather than helpful,
> people in the birding community."
>
>
> I am not sure what happened to her, during her experience with social
> media, but it should give us all cause for reflection.
>
>
>
> Steve Betchkal
>
> Eau Claire, WI
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Date: 6/3/18 3:57 am
From: Steve Betchkal <gonebirding88...>
Subject: [wisb] How we Treat Each Other as Nature Lovers
I recently received this comment as part of a communique with a birder I've never met...

"I am unhappy to find that there are so many angry, rather than helpful, people in the birding community."


I am not sure what happened to her, during her experience with social media, but it should give us all cause for reflection.



Steve Betchkal

Eau Claire, WI

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Date: 6/2/18 7:30 pm
From: Andrea Szymczak <harrierhawk1...>
Subject: [wisb] Report: 2 June WSO Field Trip to Southern Kettle Moraine
A group of 32 birdwatchers trekked around various hotspots within the
Southern Kettle Moraine today on the WSO's biennial trip.
Our travels began at Scuppernong Ski/Hiking Trails (Waukesha Co.) where we
scored some terrific specialties like BLACKBURNIAN, HOODED, PINE &
BLACK-THROATED GREEN WARBLERS, BLUE-HEADED VIREO (seen), ACADIAN FLYCATCHER
(seen), PILEATED WOODPECKER & bonus flyover RED CROSSBILLS.
A BROAD-WINGED HAWK was observed en route to our next stop - Ottawa Lake
Campground. While there, we picked up SCARLET TANAGER, AMERICAN REDSTART,
and a couple more ACADIAN's, plus a variety of wetland species. The scenic
marsh was a fun spot where we watched one of several perched RUBY-THROATED
HUMMINGBIRDS - a species seen well throughout the morning on several
occasions. Just before we left the area, we observed an EASTERN PHOEBE
carrying food to it's nest - always a treat!
The wet meadow and grasslands along Hwy ZZ yielded HENSLOW'S, CLAY-COLORED
& GRASSHOPPER SPARROWS, BOBOLINKS, SEDGE WREN, VEERY, E. MEADOWLARK, E.
KINGBIRD, and the first of several ORCHARD ORIOLES.
We added ALDER FLYCATCHER roadside as we headed to a pit stop at Forest
Headquarters, where LEAST FLYCATCHER was found.
Afterwards, we struck gold and finally heard a CERULEAN along Carlin Trail
Road (Jefferson Co.) along with HOODED, PINE & BLUE-WINGED WARBLERS.
TUFTED TITMICE called from the hillside and a melodious roadside WOOD
THRUSH was nearly impossible to miss! After skirting the city of Palymra,
we drove Tamarack Road and made an unplanned stop because GRASSHOPPER
SPARROWS were popping up and singing right along the roadside fencing!
VESPER SPARROWS were a new addition there as well.
The last stop for the majority of the group was Young Road, where we "got
down to business" and located a singing male LARK SPARROW rather quickly.
This individual was extremely cooperative, allowing the group knockout
views and photography opportunities.
Several of us extended the day with a walk at the Paradise Valley SWA -
Bark River Unit (Waukesha Co.). While there, we observed AMERICAN WHITE
PELICANS, nesting TRUMPETER SWANS & BALD EAGLE, fledged WOOD ducklings,
COMMON GALLINULE & YELLOW-HEADED BLACKBIRDS.
The official last stop - School Section Lake - held a couple of BLACK
TERNS, a lone male RUDDY DUCK and a few migrating DUNLIN.
A huge Thank You to everyone who joined me - you were a wonderful group!
Andrea Szymczak
Waukesha, WI


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Date: 6/2/18 7:09 pm
From: Jeremy Meyer <jmeyer4044...>
Subject: [wisb] Spring wabler rewind - images
Good evening,
Spring warbler migration is my favorite time of year. This past April/May
happened to be one of the best since 2013 and quiet possibly my favorite
ever. I ended up with 33 warbler species for the month and I saw them all
in Milwaukee County, I even missed 2 rarities that were reported. I took
over 38,000 photos this spring. I was able to capture some very cool
behavior as well, including singing, eating, sleeping, preening and
courtship. Some highlights were, a Connecticut Warbler at Whitnall Park
(which I was finally able to get pictures of). Cerulean Warblers at
Whitnall and Warnimont Parks, I think I had four this year. Lastly, a
Worm-eating Warbler at Whitnall Park, which I thought I had seen days
earlier, but just couldn't confirm. Some of the behavior activities
included, watching a Golden-winged Warbler eat a giant flying bug, then get
really tired and sleep for about 25 minutes. That all happened within five
feet of the ground. Later, I watched him grab spiders out of dried, dead
curled leaves, that spider webs were attached to, and eat them. That was
one very smart bird! I had a Canada Warbler go on a singing rampage for
about 20 minutes at Whitnall Park, when a second female flew into the
"logjam" he was feeding near. Sometimes singing too close for my camera to
focus on. On two different occasions, I watched a singing Black-throated
Blue Warbler eat bugs from the brush, then go down into the thicket and
sleep for a few minutes. He would then "pop up" start singing and eating
again. It happened four or five times on each occasion. I saw three
different Yellow-breasted Chats, at three different parks, with there being
a potential pair at Bender Park. Based on recent reports, it seems likely
that there is a pair of them at Bender Park. This was an extremely fun
warbler migration. The sheer number of warblers I saw this spring was
incredible! I thought I'd share my spring experiences with you through
photographs. Check out the link below for photos and a list of warblers
seen. Enjoy!

http://www.jmeyerphotography.net/2018-spring-warbler-migration/


Have a great night,
Jeremy Meyer
Franklin, Milwaukee
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Date: 6/2/18 12:03 pm
From: Rita Marie Wiskowski <dmarc-noreply...> (Redacted sender dona_rita for DMARC)
Subject: [wisb] Yellow-breasted Chat, BB Cuckoos at Bender Park (southern Milwaukee County)
This morning about a dozen birders, both experienced and novice, birded Bender Park with the Wisconsin Metro Audubon Society. As we started the morning Jen A said she hoped to get a Willow Flycatcher as she hadn't had one this year yet, and if on cue we heard "Fitzbew" and later got great views of it. We had a few more as we walked. We ended the morning with 43 species of birds - mostly nesters. Great views of clay-colored, song, savannah, and field sparrows. As we walked down Fitzsimmond Road we kept hearing black-billed cuckoos calling but didn't see any. We conservatively listed two on our ebird checklist, but I'd say there are probably more.
The best bird of the day was a yellow-breasted chat that Dave Piasecki (probably butchered that spelling) found using his scope. We were north of Fitzsimmonds Road on the path that boarders the woods and field looking east. The chat was on the east side of the park, closer to the bluff, in a tree. It sat for several minutes giving a few of us decent looks through Dave's scope before it flew off. A lifer for Dave, and only the second I've ever seen.
Rita Flores WiskowskiSouth Milwaukee, but birding in Oak Creek Milwaukee County
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Date: 6/2/18 10:18 am
From: Gmail <bhaunts...>
Subject: [wisb] Horicon Marsh
I spent the early morning checking along Hwy 49 in Horicon marsh. There were a fair number of other birders also present including Scott B and Mary H. The ibis were not present during the two hours I was there. Other birders also had the same result. However the north side of 49 has excellent habitat for shorebirds and waterfowl. I tallied 11 shorebird species, all on the north side except the Solitary Sandpiper that was alone on the south side. The north side tally included 1 Semipalmated Plover, several Killdeer, 26 Black-necked Stilts (none were in the ibis/stilt pond), 1 Spotted Sandpiper, single Greater and Lesser Yellowlegs, 1 Black-bellied Plover, 20 Dunlins, 40 (!) White-rumped Sandpipers, 35 Semipalmated Sandpipers and 2 Wilson's Phalaropes.
A Lesser Scaup was among the standard ducks across from the historic sign.

Daryl Tessen
Appleton,, WI


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Date: 6/1/18 3:00 pm
From: Alan & Joan Linquist <linquists...>
Subject: [wisb] Northern Kettle Moraine (Washington and Fond du Lac Counties)
Yesterday, i toured around the Northern Kettle Moraine and checked out some of the birding areas.  A number of areas had warbling vireos.  I could hear them, but I didn't see one, unless you count a shadowy, small bird flying between trees.  Along Mauthe Lake there were a number hidden in the trees near the beach.  I sat there for a long time, hoping to spot one.  I did get to learn their song.  There was another at Dundee Mill Park.  It looks as if a few Yellow Warblers and Yellowthroats have also settled into the area, especially around Mauthe Lake.  A number of Eastern Phoebes in the area, also. Everything else was species that I have mentioned in the past, cardinals, swallows, robins, RW blackbirds, grackles, sand hill cranes.  Nice but humid out.  
Alan Linquist(Washington County)
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Date: 6/1/18 2:47 pm
From: Dar Tiede <woodwarbler49...>
Subject: [wisb] Re: Hwy 49 - Horicon Marsh
Earlier this morning (7:30) I found similar shorebirds on the north (Fond du Lac County) side of 49 in the general area of the historical marker. The three ibis previously reported (1 glossy, 2 white-faced) were foraging in the cattail stubble on the south side of 49 (Dodge County), farther west relative to the marker location.
Dar Tiede
Appleton

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From: Patrick Ready
Sent: Friday, June 1, 2018 2:26 PM
To: <wisbirdn...>
Subject: [wisb] Hwy 49 - Horicon Marsh

On the north side late this AM there were a few shorebirds, White-rumped
Sandpipers, Dunlins, a Ruddy Turnstone, a Black-bellied Plover & Black
Necked Stilts.
This aft there is 1 White-faced Ibis on the south side in “Stilt/Ibis Pond”
feeding in the open about 100 yards out. There is also an imm Ibis further
out. Not sure type?
Just out enjoying my 1st day of retirement!!
Pat Ready
Madison

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Date: 6/1/18 12:26 pm
From: Patrick Ready <birdsready...>
Subject: [wisb] Hwy 49 - Horicon Marsh
On the north side late this AM there were a few shorebirds, White-rumped
Sandpipers, Dunlins, a Ruddy Turnstone, a Black-bellied Plover & Black
Necked Stilts.
This aft there is 1 White-faced Ibis on the south side in “Stilt/Ibis Pond”
feeding in the open about 100 yards out. There is also an imm Ibis further
out. Not sure type?
Just out enjoying my 1st day of retirement!!
Pat Ready
Madison

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Date: 6/1/18 9:57 am
From: Hakim Barrett <hakimbarrett...>
Subject: [wisb] Blue-winged warblers+more
I heard 2 FOY Blue-winged warblers singing this morning around the Sauk
County Forest. Complete checklist is below
https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S46208704

Good birding!

Hakim Barrett
Sauk County WI


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Date: 5/31/18 1:32 pm
From: Gmail <bhaunts...>
Subject: [wisb] Manitowoc impoundment
After talking with Chuck Sontag yesterday ( indicated things were rather quiet) I decided to spend some time there today. Arrived at noon and spent about 2 hours. Things are different from previous years as there are no Bonaparte's Gulls and terns, except for Caspian. It started quiet but over the next hour activity picked up! I ended with 7 shorebirds that included 2 Red Knots, 1 Ruddy Turnstone, 1 White-rumped Sandpiper, a late Lesser Yellowlegs, 5 Dunlins, 4 Semip. Sandpipers (one with a broken leg), and a Spotted Sandpiper. One Common Tern flew in while I was watching. A surprising flock of Bonaparte's Gulls also flew in, landing behind the White Pelicans. When I moved to get a better look, they took flight. Best was a Little Gull that accompanied them but I could not see until they flew. They were only there for about 5 minutes.
As Chuck also said, there could be some more interesting things showing up, if one spends the time on the impoundment. Good luck.
Daryl Tessen
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Date: 5/31/18 10:45 am
From: William Mueller <wpmueller1947...>
Subject: [wisb] new Chimney Swift/Common Nighthawk monitoring project in Milwaukee
If you are interested in participating in a new Chimney Swift/Common
Nighthawk monitoring project in Milwaukee, please contact me via email or
telephone.
This project involves
**A one-evening per week transect of an urban area close to where you live
in the city of Milwaukee and nearby areas in Milwaukee County
** Transects are 3 miles in length, with six 2-minutes stops (drive or bike
to the next stop)
** Start time is 45 minutes before sunset; transect duration is one hour
** Project will run June through September
If you have questions, please email or call.
Contact information is given below.

Thank you!
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Date: 5/31/18 8:01 am
From: Mark Martin <marksuemartin...>
Subject: [wisb] Re: RFI: Goose Pond in Columbia County (Richland County)
Hi
We just checked and no special shorebirds were seen. They probable have
moved on.
Mark and Susan Foote- Martin
Arlington, WI

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> May 28th, these species were seen at Goose Pond east. Were they observed
> yesterday or possibly this morning, the 31st?
>
> Hudsonian Godwit
> Red-necked Phalarope
> Wilson's Phalarope
>
> Have these birds all been seen on the east pond? What time of day is best
> for viewing them?
>
> Thank you sincerely,
> Sharon Swiggum
> Richland Center in Richland County
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Date: 5/31/18 5:26 am
From: tracy chiconas <dmarc-noreply...> (Redacted sender tchiconas for DMARC)
Subject: [wisb] Re: 2nd try - massive movement of songbirds on Monday
Wow!! I became teary eyed when reading the comments on this checklist. Absolutely incredible. Thank you for sharing this.

-Tracy Chiconas
Mil. Co
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http://futureofbirds.blogspot.com/2018/05/massive-movement-of-songbirds-on-monday.html



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Date: 5/31/18 4:47 am
From: Sharon Swiggum <sgswiggum...>
Subject: [wisb] RFI: Goose Pond in Columbia County (Richland County)
May 28th, these species were seen at Goose Pond east. Were they observed
yesterday or possibly this morning, the 31st?

Hudsonian Godwit
Red-necked Phalarope
Wilson's Phalarope

Have these birds all been seen on the east pond? What time of day is best
for viewing them?

Thank you sincerely,
Sharon Swiggum
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Date: 5/30/18 11:43 pm
From: Owen Hanson <wely09...>
Subject: [wisb] Re: 2nd try - massive movement of songbirds on Monday
Awesome, truly awesome.


Owen Hanson
Stevens Point, WI

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> http://futureofbirds.blogspot.com/2018/05/massive-movement-of-songbirds-on-monday.html
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Date: 5/30/18 6:37 pm
From: William Mueller <wpmueller1947...>
Subject: [wisb] 2nd try - massive movement of songbirds on Monday
http://futureofbirds.blogspot.com/2018/05/massive-movement-of-songbirds-on-monday.html


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Date: 5/30/18 6:28 pm
From: William Mueller <wpmueller1947...>
Subject: [wisb] massive movement of songbirds on Monday
http://futureofbirds.blogspot.com/2018/05/massive-movement-
of-songbirds-on-monday.html


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Date: 5/29/18 6:33 am
From: Dave Moffat <moffatfam...>
Subject: [wisb] Juvenile sandhill cranes - Mt. Vernon
Last year we watched a pair of Sandhill Cranes raise a pair of colts just
east of Mt. Vernon. Ann, Xena and I just went back to the little marsh
looking for them this year. After about 10 minutes we spotted the adults and
two juveniles in the fields east of the marsh. The juveniles are just as
tall as the grass so they're hard to spot.


Dave Moffat
Verona, Dane County, WI


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Date: 5/28/18 5:13 pm
From: Rob Pendergast <acadiantigerheron...>
Subject: [wisb] HUDSONIAN GODWIT - Goose Pond
Just got done viewing a HUDSONIAN GODWIT at Goose Pond (Columbia County). The RED-NECKED PHALAROPE was also present and a WILSON’S.
Good Birding,

Rob Pendergast
Plover
Portage County

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Date: 5/28/18 1:51 pm
From: Peter Fissel <pfissel...>
Subject: [wisb] Biblioloons Birdathon Sat./Sunday
Peter Gorman and I (the Biblioloons) did our Birdathon to benefit the Natural Resources Foundation this weekend.  Since we are far more casual than many of the participating teams, we no longer try to do ours in a single day, but stretch it out over a 24-hour period from early evening one day to late afternoon the following day.  This means a shorter list, but we're not utterly exhausted afterward (we're not as young as we used to be.)  
As we did last year, we incorporated the MAS Baxter's Hollow field trip into our Birdathon, which meant doing it on Memorial Day weekend again this year.  We started Saturday evening at the County V ponds west of Deforest and picked up some ducks and two of our target birds, Common Gallinule and Yellow-headed Blackbird.  I reported previously on the nice shorebird flock we had at Goose Pond, which included a bonus Red-necked Phalarope.  Schoeneberg's Marsh was a bit of a bust, with no Red-necked Grebes to be found (Jim Otto, who we ran into there, thinks the grebes are nesting in a different spot than recent years, although probably still somewhere at Schoeneberg's.  Still, we should have been able to hear them if they were vocalizing. The Pied-billed Grebes certainly were quite audible.)  After a fruitless cruise of area roads for Eurasian Collared Doves, we gave up and went to Mud Lake.  Jim said he'd heard a YB Chat there earlier in the evening, but it was already after sund
own and things were quiet, especially out in the marsh.  We did eventually hear a Least Bittern, and picked up a Woodcock peenting as we left.  We drove a few roads north of Mud Lake listening for Whip-poor-wills, but missed them.  It was getting late and Peter G had to drive back to Mt. Horeb yet, so we called it a night.  
I met him the next morning at the park & ride south of Sauk City and we proceeded to Baxter's Hollow.  There was a smaller group than last year already there.  Perhaps the prospect of being eaten alive by mosquitoes scared some folks off.  The skeeters were bad, but we persevered.  Unfortunately, the birds were fairly quiet.  We did get a Cerulean Warbler between the parking lot and the first bridge, and one or two Acadian Flycatchers called, but other than that, it was mostly the usual suspects such as Redstarts, Veerys, Red-eyed and Yellow-throated Vireos, etc.  We finally got a Louisiana Waterthrush singing up towards the end of the gravel road at the top, and heard a Yellow-billed Cuckoo, then saw a pair copulating.  Stunning misses were Wood Thrush and Baltimore Oriole.  I also somehow missed the pair of Black & White Warblers that pretty much everyone else saw.  
After the field trip broke up, Peter and I headed over to nearby Devil's Lake State Park, which was predictably jammed with people, not so much with birds.  We did at least see a pair of Bobolinks and heard a Wood Thrush on Burma Road, but that was about it.  We cut our losses and headed for the adjacent Sauk Prairie Rec Area.  We had just gone through the first set of curves on the access road when we heard our first Bell's Vireo, then heard four more not long after that.  We later heard at least two more before we stopped for lunch.  At the spot where Dan Doeppers and I had a White-eyed Vireo two or three years ago, Peter asked me to refresh his memory on their song.  I had just finished describing it and giving him the "quick, please, the beer check" mnemonic when I heard something sing on my side of the car.  I said "What the heck was that?"  It sang again, and Peter asked "Is that one?"  Darned if it wasn't a White-eyed. I had a great look at it, although I'm not sure i
f Peter got on it.  I'm curious if it's the same bird, since it's so close to the same spot where the previous one was.  
Later, we were on the perimeter road on the northeast boundary of the property when I heard a Mourning Warbler on my side of the car.  We stopped to listen to it (I forgot all about recording it for the research project Jay Pitocchelli is running,) when Peter spotted a copulating pair of Black-billed Cuckoos on his side.  Odd to get both species mating within a couple of hours and three miles of each other. We didn't get much else there, so after eating lunch, we went down to check the dam at Prairie du Sac.  Picked up Pelicans there, but nothing else.  Fish Lake across the river in Dane Co. was dead, so we went down 188 to retrieve my car at that park & ride and left it at the one at 78 & 14 east of Mazomanie.  I figured we might pick up a few species at Bakken's Pond west of Spring Green, but it was as dead as I've ever seen it and devoid of birds.  On the way to Spring Green Preserve, we picked up Lark Sparrows by a puddle on Jones Rd. Good thing, since we missed them at the
Preserve, along with Grasshopper Sparrows.  I did hear a very distant bird that was way over by the west side of the property that I strongly suspect was a Blue Grosbeak - definitely not an Orchard Oriole.  It was just a little too far away to be completely certain, so we didn't count it.  
After a quick stop at Pleasant Valley for Red-headed WPs (another miss,) we headed for Stewart Park in Mt. Horeb, where we picked up a few common species that we'd somehow missed up to that point (Red-tailed Hawk among them.)  Since we still had an hour left, I left my car there and we went down to Thomson Prairie south of Blue Mound.  We whiffed on Upland Sandpiper and Grasshopper Sparrow, but did get Dickcissel along County F.  Schurch-Thomson Prairie was our next stop.  Predictably, we heard another Bell's Vireo on the way in (by this point, we were regarding it as a "trash bird".)  Not much was singing out in the prairie besides Bobolinks, but we did pick up an unexpected EC Dove that was flying away as we came around the corner of the woods on the mowed path.  Odd place to get one, but we were glad to get it after missing it in the Arlington vicinity the previous evening.  
With just a little time remaining, we tried Prairie Grove and Arneson Rds., but got nothing new.  As 6:30 p.m. (the end of our 24-hour period) was approaching, we slowly cruised County F past Thomson Prairie again, hoping for an elusive Grasshopper Sparrow.  Missed that again, but I did hear a Henslow's.  Unfortunately, it only sang twice, and Peter missed it both times (the second time it waited until he closed the car door.)   We gave up and called it a day.  Ended up at 114 species, with 112 both of us got and one each that the other guy missed.  Not great, but with almost no pass-through migrants and lots of unexpected misses, we were pretty satisfied.  Definitely did better than last year.  As Peter reminded me while we drove down Burma Rd. in 90-degree heat, last year on more or less the same date, it was 38 degrees there, with a few snowflakes.  You gotta love May in Wisconsin...
As a reminder, should anyone feel motivated to donate to the Birdathon, here's the link:
https://wibirdathon.dojiggy.com/ng/index.cfm/ab22e6a/reg-pages/pledge/biblioloons


Peter FisselBiblioloons Team CaptainMadison WI

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Date: 5/28/18 11:53 am
From: Andrea Szymczak <harrierhawk1...>
Subject: [wisb] 2 June - WSO Trip to S. Kettle Moraine - Hwy 67 Detour Notice
NOTICE of HWY 67 closure - detour is an easy one, since meeting location is
several miles to the south. Details here:
https://projects.511wi.gov/wis67/closures/
Trip description:

Saturday, June 2

Meet at 6 am in the parking lot of Scuppernong Ski/Hiking Trails on Hwy ZZ
(north side of road), approximately one mile east of Hwy 67. Carpooling is
HIGHLY RECOMMEDED as group is expected to be large and participants will go
on an odyssey beginning in Waukesha County and traveling into Jefferson and
Walworth Counties. This trip mixes a couple of 1/4-1/2 mile hikes along
level, well-groomed trails with roadside stops that will take travelers
through habitats ranging from pinewood forests to the largest wet prairie
east of the Mississippi.

*Target species will vary depending on which specialties are being found in
the forest. Likely birds present this year could include Acadian
Flycatcher, Blue-headed Vireo, Black-throated Green, Hooded, Pine, and
Cerulean Warblers, Lark, Henslow’s and Grasshopper Sparrows, Orchard Oriole
and Red Crossbill*

Bring along water and snacks.

NOTE: the first weekend in June is Free Fun Weekend at state parks/forests.
NO VEHICLE STICKER IS REQUIRED.

Weather looks cooperative at this point!

*Thank you to Christine Reel for alerting me to clousure (I rarely access
Forest from the north!)*

Best regards,

Andrea Szymczak
Waukesha, WI

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Date: 5/28/18 8:21 am
From: KAREN JOHNSON <kmjbirders...>
Subject: [wisb] Least Bittern - Milwaukee - Humboldt Park
OOPS! I forgot to put the location of this bird! Humboldt Park in Bay View. Sorry!

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Date: 5/28/18 7:31 am
From: KAREN JOHNSON <kmjbirders...>
Subject: [wisb] Least Bittern - Milwaukee
Hello All,

Heard yesterday evening from 0810 until 0830 (when I left). South side of the big lagoon in the very thick vegetation. Yippee!

Karen Johnson
BayView Area
Milwaukee County

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Date: 5/27/18 7:20 pm
From: Peter Fissel <pfissel...>
Subject: [wisb] Sauk Prairie Rec Area today (and a note about contacting me)
I'll post a summary of the Birdathon Peter Gorman and I (AKA "The Biblioloons") did tomorrow (hint:  we didn't do anywhere near as well as Tom Prestby's team,) but I did want to post a note about the Sauk Prairie Recreation Area (the former Badger Army Ammunition plant north of Sauk City/Prairie du Sac.)  We got there late morning, hoping for a Bell's Vireo.  Well, we ended up hearing at least SEVEN Bell's, along with a White-eyed, and a bonus Mourning Warbler.  At the same spot where we were listening to the Mourning, Peter G spotted a copulating pair of Black-billed Cuckoos.  By strange coincidence, we'd had a copulating pair of Yellow-billed Cuckoos on the Baxter's Hollow field trip earlier that morning.  So, breeding confirmed in both cases (I haven't checked yet, but I strongly suspect it already had been.)  All of these birds were seen/heard from the car along the roads that are permissible to drive (if you've never been there, grab a map at the entrance gate, and follow
the directional arrows and orange barrels.  Please avoid trespassing on the Ho-Chunk land.)
Also, Tom Sykes pointed out to me that my primary email address has mysteriously become a "dmarc-noreply" type, meaning you can't just hit "Reply" to respond to one of my Wisbirdn posts, at least from my UW address.  Not sure about this one yet, so this is partly a test.  Should you need to get hold of me and don't have my email in your Address Book, it'sappended below.  I'll put both, just in case.
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Date: 5/27/18 12:32 pm
From: Scott Diehl <Upland6Mile...>
Subject: [wisb] Great Tit, Door County, May 24
This past Thursday, May 25, my wife and I saw and heard a GREAT TIT at Welcker's Point in Peninsula State Park in the late afternoon. The bird was in the shrubs and trees at the south end of the southernmost picnic site.
There was also a nice pocket of warblers here, apparently sheltering from the brisk wind. (We had just come from breezy Weborg Point, which was dismally quiet.) Warbler species seen included some late PALM, N. PARULA, and YELLOW-RUMPEDS, WILSON'S, BAY-BREASTED, BLACKPOLL, BLACK-THROATED GREEN, COMMON YELLOWTHROAT, a single female CAPE MAY, MAGNOLIA, BLACK-AND-WHITE, AM. REDSTART, CHESTNUT-SIDED, and CANADA.


A cheeky female RUFFED GROUSE fed in the open on catkins in some of the picnic area trees, and several COMMON NIGHTHAWKS flew over.


Scott Diehl

Richfield, Washington Co.

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Date: 5/27/18 11:18 am
From: kevin seidel <seidelkevin25...>
Subject: [wisb] Re: Canada Geese Flocking
Same here in LaCrosse county in the refuge

Kevin Seidel
LaCrosse county

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> On May 27, 2018, at 8:07 AM, tracy chiconas (Redacted sender "tchiconas" for DMARC) <dmarc-noreply...> wrote:
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>
> thank you
>
> - Tracy Chiconas
> Milwaukee Co.
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> On Saturday, May 26, 2018 7:34 PM, Robert Russell <wildchough...> wrote:
>
>
>
> Seen a few presumably molt flocks headed north in eastern MN during past
> week. Bob Russell St Paul
>> On Sat, May 26, 2018 at 5:21 PM Charlotte Lukes <clukes...> wrote:
>>
>> Bill,
>> Thanks for this post. I was out along the Lake Michigan shore at Toft Point
>> yesterday afternoon and we saw a large honking flock of Canada geese
>> heading
>> north; was wondering if they were starting their molt migration. It did
>> seem
>> a bit early.
>> Charlotte Lukes
>> Egg Harbor
>>
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: <wisbirdn-bounce...> [mailto:<wisbirdn-bounce...>]
>> On Behalf Of Bill Volkert
>> Sent: Saturday, May 26, 2018 3:16 PM
>> To: Wisconsin Bird Network
>> Subject: [wisb] Canada Geese Flocking
>>
>> I noticed during the past two days that the Canada geese in our area are
>> beginning to form flocks and move around locally. I believe that it is
>> still a bit early for the actual molt migration, but the non-breeders and
>> failed breeders are beginning to flock and likely attracting others in
>> preparation for their northern flight where they will molt their feathers.
>> This usually takes place when nearly all of the young have hatched and
>> likely allows failed breeders to join the flocks. The only clutches that
>> remain to hatch in the southern part of the state are re-nesting attempts
>> at this time and some of the early hatched young are nearly half grown
>> already.
>>
>> I usually see the first movement of molt migrants around early June with
>> others migrating over the next two weeks or so. When geese are moving
>> about locally they tend to fly only a few hundred feet high, but we will
>> soon see flocks at higher altitude and heading north, which is an
>> indication of the molt migration.
>>
>> Nesting pairs are very quiet at this time of year since they don't want to
>> draw attention to their young, particularly when they are feeding in the
>> uplands. The honking we hear at this time of year are the non-breeders
>> that are flocking up with others.
>>
>> Bill
>>
>> --
>> Bill Volkert
>> Naturalist
>> www.billvolkert
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Date: 5/27/18 10:13 am
From: Tom Prestby <jjprestby...>
Subject: [wisb] Big Day May 23 - 195 Species - Door to Dodge Counties
Mark Korducki, Quentin Yoerger and I signed free agent Aaron Haycraft to our team and the four of us ran our big day this past Wednesday, with roughly the same route we have run the previous two years. Although it didn't seem like a "good" migration day, we were very pleased to end up with 195 species, details and commentary below if you'd like to read.

Before I get into the details, please consider contributing to the Birdathon if you have not done so yet or if the efforts of our team inspire you. We are still a little short of our goal for conservation fundraising and it would be great to meet that in addition to having a fabulous species total!


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We began under the bright moonlight in the Resort Road marsh on the west shore of Green Bay, just north of the city. Virginia Rail, Sora, and American Bittern were heard among other common marshbirds when the clock struck midnight. We frustratingly had to wait until 12:20am to hear a Snipe call that we had heard winnowing until 11:58pm. Moving to the south, we heard a Least Bittern in Peter's Marsh. Our go-to Screech Owl spot in town did not produce but we were able to find one at a backup spot just north of town on the east shore. We tried some owling in southern Door County, where it became weirdly windy which was not in the forecast, and found a Barred but nothing else. This is one of the holes in our route, there have to be Saw-whet and Long-eared Owls somewhere up there but we have failed to find them so far.


The first twinkle of twilight found us hitting the grassland/hayfields and cedar scrub of Door County between Bailey's Harbor and Egg Harbor where the dawn chorus transferred from Whip-poor-wills and Woodcock to Grasshopper, Vesper, and Clay-colored Sparrow, as well as Upland Sandpiper, Towhee, Thrasher, Raven, and more. A quick check of a woodland picked up a Hermit Thrush and a quick check of Kangaroo Lake picked up Green Heron. Bailey's Harbor (Anclam Rd) produced a wonderful bonus in the form of 2 Black Scoters, 2 White-winged Scoters, and 2 Bufflehead. Some Long-tailed Ducks were seen as well in their brown breeding plumage. We continued north from here to North Bay through the conifer swamp habitat where we quickly checked off targeted White-throated Sparrow, Winter Wren, Yellow-rumped Warbler, Parula, Purple Finch, Pine Siskin, Golden-crowned Kinglet, etc. Unfortunately Moonlight Bay was fogged in but North Bay produced hoards of Red-breasted Mergansers and some Greater Scaup.


It was time to head west to Peninsula State Park where we had fantasies of the passerine fallout we experienced last year. First a quick check of Ephraim added Common Mergansers and a flyover Loon. The park was rather quiet, although there were a few migrants present at Weborg Point including Palm, Golden-winged, Blackpoll Warbler that we had to work for. Canada and Wilson's Warblers were rather common. When we left Peninsula a status check revealed 125 species, which was pleasing with how "slow" we thought things had been.


Scouting revealed that the ponds we normally check near Brussels have been tiled and drained, so we deviated to some shorebird ponds near Rosiere. A beautiful Golden Plover that was found during scouting remained as well as some White-rumped Sandpipers, Wilson's Phalaropes, other peeps, and a surprise Pipit.


We continued south down the east bay shore with a few quick stops, the best being the swamp at Point Comfort Road where there are several Titmice on territory (a possibly new breeding bird to the region) and Red-headed Woodpeckers. We missed the Merlin I had seen during scouting but found some migrants including a Mourning Warbler. Continuing south, a scouted White-crowned Sparrow remained at a bird feeder and the nesting Peregrine Falcons were sitting on the UWGB Library.


Next stop was Bay Beach which was warm and slow but rather productive considering. Number one on our target list was the Prothonotary Warbler which is apparently on territory near the Observation Building and we heard it immediately. This is another possible exciting new regional breeding record. Highlights of our walk included Olive-sided Flycatcher, Gray-cheeked Thrush, Yellow-billed Cuckoo, and a late Ruby-crowned Kinglet, as well as a Cooper's Hawk on a nest.


After a couple stops in the southern end of the bay didn't produce much new in the way of shorebirds but did add some common waterbirds such as Yellow-headed Blackbird and Common Gallinule, we made a quick detour to the former Van Ess sod farm, which still hosts a small colony of Brewer's Blackbirds that we instantly spotted.


Manitowoc was up next and we again had dreams of last year, where a bounty of uncommon gulls awaited us. Unfortunately it was the complete opposite this year, in fact a colossal bust. We could not find any new gulls or shorebirds and our only add was Blue-winged Teal. We will always wonder what would have been if we had gone to Sheboygan or try some other flooded fields off our route instead, but such is birding!


With our heads hanging low, it was time to recollect ourselves as we entered the North Kettle Moraine State Forest. There was almost no wind but it was sunny and warm and originally dead. However, beginning with a singing Hooded Warbler, things changed instantly and we caught fire, finding all of our targeted birds working north to south including Blue-winged Warbler, Red-shouldered Hawk, Sapsucker, Veery, the Chat that is on territory at Long Lake, Henslow's Sparrow and Harrier at Jersey Flats, and Acadian Flycatcher nearby. This is by far the best late-afternoon birding we have had on this route and boosted our spirits heading to Horicon.


We knew we had our work cut out for us at Horicon after the very lukewarm reports from this spring but were pleased to find our first dowitchers of the day, Wilson's Phalaropes, and a decent mix of peeps with the common Black-necked Stilts. Trumpeter Swans were in their normal spot on 49 and we were able to find the Whooping Crane way in the distance. The CTY I pond did not have any new shorebirds or ducks, we never did find a GW Teal or Pintail, both of which had been there within the previous two days. On the way out the Eurasian-collared Dove flew over our car and we headed back to 49 to see what we could spot before dark. A flock of Mallards that took off out of the marsh had a surprise Black Duck with them, which was #193 and broke our previous record of 192. Knowing that 200 was not in reach, we strategized for how we could add a couple more with the minimal daylight we had left. We decided to go to the overlook at the Bud Cook hiking trails, where we saw one of our targets, a
Pheasant in the trail. No Dickcissels had arrived on territory yet but in the dusk chorus two Black-billed Cuckoos began calling, #195 on the day. We tried for Great-horned Owl but could not hear any hooting so settled for our record total of 195.


This is the third year in a row we finished in the low to mid 190's on this route, and we have done it entirely different ways each year. This increases our hopes that one of these years everything will come together and we will break the 200 barrier. We cleaned up on northern and southern species on territory and scraped up a respectable warbler total (24 species), but were hurt by lower than normal shorebird totals. Not to dwell on the negative but since it's always asked and a fun thing to mention, our "easiest" misses were Great Horned Owl, Sanderling, Bay-breasted and Orange-crowned Warbler, and Green-winged Teal.


Also, I'd like to thank those who provided us with some local scouting intel, especially Jeff Baughman, Matt Herzmann, and Bob Domagalski.


Congrats if you made it this far, we had a very enjoyable day and are looking forward to next year!!


Tom Prestby

Green Bay



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Date: 5/27/18 6:54 am
From: Dave&Margaret Brasser <2shebbirders...>
Subject: [wisb] Pelicans back in Sheboygan at North Point : )
The Pelicans are back at North Point in Sheboygan! : ) The first ones
(only 10 of them) arrived a couple weeks ago; but then storms with huge
waves -- followed by high water levels that covered the rocks -- made them
disappear. But we noticed a couple days ago that they are back in force --
a hundred or more! : ) The number varies, but they're back! : )
-- margaret brasser
sheboygan
sheboygan county



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Date: 5/27/18 6:53 am
From: Charlotte Lukes <clukes...>
Subject: [wisb] Re: Pelicans
The first white pelicans were reported in Door County on April 21 this year.
Charlotte Lukes
Egg Harbor
Door County

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From: <wisbirdn-bounce...> [mailto:<wisbirdn-bounce...>] On Behalf Of Susan Hoffert
Sent: Sunday, May 27, 2018 6:43 AM
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Subject: [wisb] Re: Pelicans

There are quite a few in Green Bay, at least through northern Door County. We’ve listed them at both the Washington Island festival (last weekend) and the Door County Festival of Nature (this weekend). I’ve also been seeing them for a few weeks prior.

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> On May 26, 2018, at 4:14 PM, Patsy Maga <casandiego49...> wrote:
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> Any sightings of American White Pelicans in Green Bay? I haven't seen one
> in Sheboygan yet.
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Date: 5/27/18 6:08 am
From: tracy chiconas <dmarc-noreply...> (Redacted sender tchiconas for DMARC)
Subject: [wisb] Re: Canada Geese Flocking

thank you

- Tracy Chiconas
Milwaukee Co.
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On Saturday, May 26, 2018 7:34 PM, Robert Russell <wildchough...> wrote:



Seen a few presumably molt flocks headed north in eastern MN during past
week. Bob Russell St Paul
On Sat, May 26, 2018 at 5:21 PM Charlotte Lukes <clukes...> wrote:

> Bill,
> Thanks for this post. I was out along the Lake Michigan shore at Toft Point
> yesterday afternoon and we saw a large honking flock of Canada geese
> heading
> north; was wondering if they were starting their molt migration. It did
> seem
> a bit early.
> Charlotte Lukes
> Egg Harbor
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: <wisbirdn-bounce...> [mailto:<wisbirdn-bounce...>]
> On Behalf Of Bill Volkert
> Sent: Saturday, May 26, 2018 3:16 PM
> To: Wisconsin Bird Network
> Subject: [wisb] Canada Geese Flocking
>
> I noticed during the past two days that the Canada geese in our area are
> beginning to form flocks and move around locally. I believe that it is
> still a bit early for the actual molt migration, but the non-breeders and
> failed breeders are beginning to flock and likely attracting others in
> preparation for their northern flight where they will molt their feathers.
> This usually takes place when nearly all of the young have hatched and
> likely allows failed breeders to join the flocks. The only clutches that
> remain to hatch in the southern part of the state are re-nesting attempts
> at this time and some of the early hatched young are nearly half grown
> already.
>
> I usually see the first movement of molt migrants around early June with
> others migrating over the next two weeks or so. When geese are moving
> about locally they tend to fly only a few hundred feet high, but we will
> soon see flocks at higher altitude and heading north, which is an
> indication of the molt migration.
>
> Nesting pairs are very quiet at this time of year since they don't want to
> draw attention to their young, particularly when they are feeding in the
> uplands. The honking we hear at this time of year are the non-breeders
> that are flocking up with others.
>
> Bill
>
> --
> Bill Volkert
> Naturalist
> www.billvolkert
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Date: 5/27/18 4:46 am
From: Susan Hoffert <shoffert...>
Subject: [wisb] Re: Pelicans
Oops forgot to ID —this is Susan Hoffert from Gills Rock

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> On May 27, 2018, at 6:43 AM, Susan Hoffert <shoffert...> wrote:
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> There are quite a few in Green Bay, at least through northern Door County. We’ve listed them at both the Washington Island festival (last weekend) and the Door County Festival of Nature (this weekend). I’ve also been seeing them for a few weeks prior.
>
> Sent from my iPhone
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>> On May 26, 2018, at 4:14 PM, Patsy Maga <casandiego49...> wrote:
>>
>> Any sightings of American White Pelicans in Green Bay? I haven't seen one
>> in Sheboygan yet.
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>> Sheboygan
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Date: 5/27/18 4:43 am
From: Susan Hoffert <shoffert...>
Subject: [wisb] Re: Pelicans
There are quite a few in Green Bay, at least through northern Door County. We’ve listed them at both the Washington Island festival (last weekend) and the Door County Festival of Nature (this weekend). I’ve also been seeing them for a few weeks prior.

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> On May 26, 2018, at 4:14 PM, Patsy Maga <casandiego49...> wrote:
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> Any sightings of American White Pelicans in Green Bay? I haven't seen one
> in Sheboygan yet.
> Pat Maga
> Sheboygan
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Date: 5/27/18 3:23 am
From: Peter Fissel <dmarc-noreply...> (Redacted sender peter.fissel for DMARC)
Subject: [wisb] Red-necked Phalarope at Goose Pond
Saturday evening, Peter Gorman and I had a nice breeding-plumaged female Red-necked Phalarope at Goose Pond in Columbia County. It was with a flock of shorebirds on the south shore of the East Pond that also included several White-rumps, Semipalmated SPs, and a Dunlin.
Peter Fissel
Madison WI

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Date: 5/26/18 6:40 pm
From: Elizabeth Palmer <deer2palmers...>
Subject: [wisb] Re: Injured Sandhill Crane
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> I just received a call from one of the Crane Counters from Washington
> County who is monitoring an injured Sandhill Crane in his field.
> In addition to a local rehabilitation program, does anyone have any
> contact information for reporting
> injured Sandhills? I went online to ICF but have not seen any information.
> If anyone has a recommendation, please feel free to contact me and I can
> pass it along.
> Thank you
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Date: 5/26/18 6:34 pm
From: <prkeuck...> <prkeuck...>
Subject: [wisb] Injured Sandhill Crane
I just received a call from one of the Crane Counters from Washington County who is monitoring an injured Sandhill Crane in his field.
In addition to a local rehabilitation program, does anyone have any contact information for reporting
injured Sandhills? I went online to ICF but have not seen any information.
If anyone has a recommendation, please feel free to contact me and I can pass it along.
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Date: 5/26/18 5:34 pm
From: Robert Russell <wildchough...>
Subject: [wisb] Re: Canada Geese Flocking
Seen a few presumably molt flocks headed north in eastern MN during past
week. Bob Russell St Paul
On Sat, May 26, 2018 at 5:21 PM Charlotte Lukes <clukes...> wrote:

> Bill,
> Thanks for this post. I was out along the Lake Michigan shore at Toft Point
> yesterday afternoon and we saw a large honking flock of Canada geese
> heading
> north; was wondering if they were starting their molt migration. It did
> seem
> a bit early.
> Charlotte Lukes
> Egg Harbor
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: <wisbirdn-bounce...> [mailto:<wisbirdn-bounce...>]
> On Behalf Of Bill Volkert
> Sent: Saturday, May 26, 2018 3:16 PM
> To: Wisconsin Bird Network
> Subject: [wisb] Canada Geese Flocking
>
> I noticed during the past two days that the Canada geese in our area are
> beginning to form flocks and move around locally. I believe that it is
> still a bit early for the actual molt migration, but the non-breeders and
> failed breeders are beginning to flock and likely attracting others in
> preparation for their northern flight where they will molt their feathers.
> This usually takes place when nearly all of the young have hatched and
> likely allows failed breeders to join the flocks. The only clutches that
> remain to hatch in the southern part of the state are re-nesting attempts
> at this time and some of the early hatched young are nearly half grown
> already.
>
> I usually see the first movement of molt migrants around early June with
> others migrating over the next two weeks or so. When geese are moving
> about locally they tend to fly only a few hundred feet high, but we will
> soon see flocks at higher altitude and heading north, which is an
> indication of the molt migration.
>
> Nesting pairs are very quiet at this time of year since they don't want to
> draw attention to their young, particularly when they are feeding in the
> uplands. The honking we hear at this time of year are the non-breeders
> that are flocking up with others.
>
> Bill
>
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Date: 5/26/18 4:54 pm
From: Alan & Joan Linquist <linquists...>
Subject: [wisb] White Pelicans and Cormorants in Manitowoc South Beach (Manitowoc County)
My wife and I were at the South Beach in Manitowoc today.  At first, all we saw were seagulls flying and floating along on Lake Michigan. In the very distance, we could see small groups of cormorants flying north.   We could also see quite a number of birds on the water intake platform.  When a speed boat went by, all those birds dispersed and we could see quite a number of cormorants and pelicans take to the air.  The cormorants easily numbered over a hundred at that point and dispersed in groups.  One wave headed in our direction, maybe 25-30 of them.  We were passing the binoculars back and forth so I never really counted.  At the same time, a large number of pelicans were also dispersing in different directions.  It appeared to be around 70-100 of them.  One group formed a line about 35 across and floated on the updrafts that were coming from the land, and slowly coasted down along the beach, barely flapping and keeping a relatively straight line while doing do.  It wa
s quite a spectacle.  Alan LInquist(Washington County)
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Date: 5/26/18 4:44 pm
From: Alan & Joan Linquist <linquists...>
Subject: [wisb] Thursday: Northern Kettle Moraine (Washington and Fond Du Lac County)
On Thursday, I birded the Northern Kettle Moraine.  No, I did not see a Yellow breasted chat. As far as I know, there was nothing truly unusual but I did see or hear a number of yellowthroats and yellow warblers.  There were quite a number of catbirds, also.  Lots of swallows, Baltimore orioles and RW blackbirds.
Red-Winged Blackbird (59) - 22 of those were in the marshes on my way to the forestRobins (26)Barn Swallows (19)Grackles (12)Sandhill Crane (15)Canada Geese (9)Starling (8) probably higherBaltimore Oriole (7)Yellow Warbler (7) always near water.Cardinals (7) at least one at every stopCatbird (6)Tree Swallows (5)Wood Thrush (3) one at each segment of the T of Kettle Moraine Drive and ShagbarkEastern Kingbird (3)Mallards (3)Cedar Waxwings (2)Flicker (2)Blue Jay (2)House Sparrow (2)Bluebird (2)White Breasted Nuthatch (2)
Yellowthroat (2) Saw two but may have heard moreSora (2) calling from a marshHouse finch (1)House Wren (1)Great Crested Flycatcher (1)Goldfinch (1)Killdeer (1)Eastern Phoebe (1)Vesper Sparrow (1)
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Date: 5/26/18 4:11 pm
From: Dennis Casper <denncasp.wisbirder...>
Subject: [wisb] Urban Ecology Center Bird Walk, May 24, 2018
Urban Ecology Center, Riverside Park
1500 East Park Place, Milwaukee, WI 53211
414-964-8505, www.UrbanEcologyCenter.org
BIRD WALK
Thursdays, 8:00 am—10:00 am year round.
Free and Open to the Public, All Ages Welcome

Thursday, May 24, 2018
65 degrees
Clear
16 birders

Total Species: 48

4 Canada Goose
8 Mallard
1 Cooper’s Hawk
1 Red-tailed Hawk
1 Killdeer
3 Spotted Sandpiper
1 Herring Gull
1 Rock Pigeon
2 Mourning Dove
18 Chimney Swift

3 Red-bellied Woodpecker
2 Downy Woodpecker
1 Hairy Woodpecker
2 Eastern Wood-Pewee
1 Alder Flycatcher
1 Eastern Phoebe
1 Great Crested Flycatcher
2 Eastern Kingbird
7 Warbling Vireo
5 Red-eyed Vireo

2 Blue Jay
1 American Crow
16 Northern Rough-winged Swallow
2 Tree Swallow
11 Barn Swallow
4 Black-capped Chickadee
1 White-breasted Nuthatch
3 House Wren
10 Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
3 Swainson’s Thrush

9 American Robin
3 Gray Catbird
8 European Starling
10 Cedar Waxwing
2 Blackburnian Warbler
3 Yellow Warbler
1 Chestnut-sided Warbler
1 Chipping Sparrow
6 Song Sparrow
4 Northern Cardinal

10 Indigo Bunting
30 Red-winged Blackbird
18 Common Grackle
7 Brown-headed Cowbird
8 Baltimore Oriole
2 House Finch
15 American Goldfinch
7 House Sparrow

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Date: 5/26/18 3:21 pm
From: Charlotte Lukes <clukes...>
Subject: [wisb] Re: Canada Geese Flocking
Bill,
Thanks for this post. I was out along the Lake Michigan shore at Toft Point
yesterday afternoon and we saw a large honking flock of Canada geese heading
north; was wondering if they were starting their molt migration. It did seem
a bit early.
Charlotte Lukes
Egg Harbor

-----Original Message-----
From: <wisbirdn-bounce...> [mailto:<wisbirdn-bounce...>]
On Behalf Of Bill Volkert
Sent: Saturday, May 26, 2018 3:16 PM
To: Wisconsin Bird Network
Subject: [wisb] Canada Geese Flocking

I noticed during the past two days that the Canada geese in our area are
beginning to form flocks and move around locally. I believe that it is
still a bit early for the actual molt migration, but the non-breeders and
failed breeders are beginning to flock and likely attracting others in
preparation for their northern flight where they will molt their feathers.
This usually takes place when nearly all of the young have hatched and
likely allows failed breeders to join the flocks. The only clutches that
remain to hatch in the southern part of the state are re-nesting attempts
at this time and some of the early hatched young are nearly half grown
already.

I usually see the first movement of molt migrants around early June with
others migrating over the next two weeks or so. When geese are moving
about locally they tend to fly only a few hundred feet high, but we will
soon see flocks at higher altitude and heading north, which is an
indication of the molt migration.

Nesting pairs are very quiet at this time of year since they don't want to
draw attention to their young, particularly when they are feeding in the
uplands. The honking we hear at this time of year are the non-breeders
that are flocking up with others.

Bill

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Date: 5/26/18 2:15 pm
From: Patsy Maga <casandiego49...>
Subject: [wisb] Pelicans
Any sightings of American White Pelicans in Green Bay? I haven't seen one
in Sheboygan yet.
Pat Maga
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Date: 5/26/18 1:43 pm
From: Bill Volkert <billvolkert11...>
Subject: [wisb] Northern Kettle Moraine Chat
With the first really warm days of the day, I finally am taking a bit of a
break to sit at a computer. I appreciate the notice about the
Yellow-breasted Chat sighted in the Northern Kettle Moraine last weekend.
I normally don't chase after bird sightings and haven't done so for over 25
years. This began simply because my peak times for work commitments at
Horicon Marsh were always during spring and fall, so I never had time.
Also, I do not keep county lists, annual state lists or participate in
birding competition, so I don't feel compelled to chase after rare birds or
make sure that I see them every year. Having sighted nearly all of these
birds at one time or another, I am more interested in seeing birds in their
natural habitat and normal range rather than finding stay birds for the
sake of a list. But there are so many ways to bird and each person enjoys
the experience in their own way. However, I do try to keep tabs on
sighting that other intrepid birders report in order to keep up with what
is happening in the bird world around the state.
The chat was a bird worth chasing for me because it was found a little more
than 5 miles from my house and also since this was the first record for the
Northern Kettle Moraine. I have been birding this area since 1977 and last
fall Jeff Baughman and I compiled an updated checklist of birds for the
state forest. We have 258 species verified for the area and added Carolina
Wren over the winter with two birds recorded in the area.

I know I have been saying this for a very long time, but I am intending to
write a summary of the birds of the Northern Kettle Moraine once I have
completed several other major writing projects that are taking my time.

This area offers some great birding opportunities, particularly for those
living in southeastern Wisconsin. I am glad to see that others are finding
birds here.



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Date: 5/26/18 1:30 pm
From: Peter Fissel <dmarc-noreply...> (Redacted sender peter.fissel for DMARC)
Subject: [wisb] All Wisbirdn subscribers PLEASE READ & SAVE
In the near future, you all should be getting an email from Freelists regarding the new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) issued recently by the European Union. Anyone who has posted to the list recently should get it first, followed by the rest of the addresses (some of which are doubtless not current anyway.) Freelists will be following the new EU user privacy regulation in order to avoid having to have two different sets of rules for European and other users. These rules should, in theory, help to protect against malfeasance by spammers and other bad actors.

What you will need to do: Apparently there will be an additional layer of opt-in security for Wisbirdn (and all the other listservs hosted by Freelists.) You must respond to the email from Freelists, consenting to the new, stricter privacy policy, or you will be automatically unsubscribed from Wisbirdn. As I understand it, there will be no followup emails, so don't blow off the first (and only) one you get. I suspect this will affect the folks who rarely or never post more than regular users. I'm sure more information will be forthcoming from listowner Tom Sykes soon.


This should make using Wisbirdn more secure, and hopefully will cut down on spam getting through to the list. I anticipate getting questions, and I'll do my best to answer them, but I don't know much more than what I stated above at this point. More information will be posted as it becomes available.


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Date: 5/26/18 1:16 pm
From: Bill Volkert <billvolkert11...>
Subject: [wisb] Canada Geese Flocking
I noticed during the past two days that the Canada geese in our area are
beginning to form flocks and move around locally. I believe that it is
still a bit early for the actual molt migration, but the non-breeders and
failed breeders are beginning to flock and likely attracting others in
preparation for their northern flight where they will molt their feathers.
This usually takes place when nearly all of the young have hatched and
likely allows failed breeders to join the flocks. The only clutches that
remain to hatch in the southern part of the state are re-nesting attempts
at this time and some of the early hatched young are nearly half grown
already.

I usually see the first movement of molt migrants around early June with
others migrating over the next two weeks or so. When geese are moving
about locally they tend to fly only a few hundred feet high, but we will
soon see flocks at higher altitude and heading north, which is an
indication of the molt migration.

Nesting pairs are very quiet at this time of year since they don't want to
draw attention to their young, particularly when they are feeding in the
uplands. The honking we hear at this time of year are the non-breeders
that are flocking up with others.

Bill

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Date: 5/25/18 7:50 pm
From: Packett, Diane L - NRF <Diane.Packett...>
Subject: [wisb] Great Wisconsin Birdathon update
Past our half-way mark, the Great Wisconsin Birdathon is at 64% of our "Year of the Bird" $100,000 goal! Thank you to everyone who is participating--birders and donors, field trip leaders and attendees. You are making an enormous difference for Wisconsin's birds!

We need your help to meet this year's goal. With 2 1/2 weeks still to go in the birding period, there's still time to gather up some friends for a fun day of birding and sign up your team. Last year we even had a team in the field on June 15! If you can't participate this year, please consider supporting your favorite birders, or the entire event. Where else can you contribute to 10 bird conservation and research projects at once? Birds bring us so much joy and ask us for nothing except to live among us, so we're asking for them. Birds are valuable and need our help, so please join us in this year's Birdathon.


Good birding, everyone!


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Date: 5/25/18 2:09 pm
From: Steve Mullen <gungagalunga23...>
Subject: [wisb] FdL Co. - Snowy Egret- no
Hello, After reading Jeremy Meyer's post Con and me ran down the lake road
looking for the Snowy Egret. We were at the spot at 2:30 this aft. and
failed to see it.
I had a bad feeling on the way there because we saw 7 scattered Great
Egrets, all on the wing. No yellow feet. We checked the Lone Elm/Howlett
Rd area and found 3 Cattle Egret a 150 yds east of Howlett on the south
side of Lone Elm. They were behind a house in a mowed yard. We never did
see a Great Egret on the ground. Some were perched in trees on Fraction
island in Lake Winnebago straight out from Wendt's supper Club.
We got a singing Bell's Vireo at the Hwy 45/Lake Road wayside in the
bathroom tree at 2:55 p.m.
At 3p.m. we got a pair of Eurasion Collared Doves at the farm on Hwy
45/Lake RD at Co. Rd N.
Those 2 birds flew in front of us and one landed on one barn structure, the
other on the other barn structure.
Three great Fond du Lac Co. birds in a half hour today.
I will check the Winnebago Co. Snowy Egret spot at i-41 and Co. Rd Y this
weekend and post if it is there.
Thanks anyway Jeremy.
Steve Mullen, Oshkosh, Winnebago Co.

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Date: 5/25/18 12:02 pm
From: Peter Fissel <dmarc-noreply...> (Redacted sender peter.fissel for DMARC)
Subject: [wisb] Baxter's Hollow field trip Sunday
If anyone is planning to come on the MAS field trip to Baxter's Hollow on Sunday morning, plan ahead for mosquitoes and possibly other biting flies. Lightweight long sleeves, long pants and insect repellent are both recommended. It should be a good ten degrees (or more) cooler in the hollow. For more info, see the Madison Audubon website:

http://madisonaudubon.org/


Also, Peter Gorman and I (AKA the Biblioloons) will be counting what we see on the trip as part of our Birdathon. If you feel motivated to donate to a worthy cause, see the NRF Birdathon website:


https://wibirdathon.dojiggy.com/ng/index.cfm/ab22e6a/reg-pages/pledge/biblioloons


(I've obviously been a bit lax in my fundraising efforts so far...)


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Date: 5/25/18 12:01 pm
From: Jeremy Meyer <jmeyer4044...>
Subject: [wisb] Fond du Lac County - Snowy Egret
Good afternoon,
Lorri Howski reports and has photos of a Snowy Egret in the ditch line off
of East Lone Elm Rd, just east of Howlett Rd, by mile marker W6490. She
said it's in the small creek that the road passes over. By looking at the
map, it appears to be two culverts under the road as well. Good luck!

Jeremy Meyer
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Date: 5/24/18 7:15 pm
From: Victoria Sokolowski <vasladyvet...>
Subject: [wisb] Re: Fighting Hummingbirds
Hi Kathi
The video was taken this past Friday evening, just before it was going to be a cool night, so they were really stocking up. During the day traffic is not too bad, but as dusk falls things tend to get pretty intense, especially in August, as you can imagine. It is a nice way to finish my day - I just stand out there with them all around me. Many have been banded, so I know they are my birds returning each year. Cynthia and Peter Bridge visit during the summer and they band as many as we can. This will be our third summer banding.

It really fluctuates on how much nectar I feed too. Depends on what is blooming at the time, I think. I usually fill a few feeders each night, but in August I sometimes have to fill twice a day. It is definitely a labor of love. The little buggers follow me all over the farm and will hover in front of me. They know me on sight. I am convinced of this. My little band of groupies!

Vicki Sokolowski
Ladysmith, WI


> On May 24, 2018, at 7:43 PM, Kathi Johnson Rock <kathijr777...> wrote:
>
> Vicki,
>
> Totally amazing and I posted a link on The Hummingbird Forum.
>
> When was this video taken?
>
> Here in the City of Madison we would probably never see this no matter what we did or provided.
>
> Kathi Johnson Rock
>
> On Thu, May 24, 2018 at 5:12 PM, Victoria Sokolowski <vasladyvet...> <mailto:<vasladyvet...>> wrote:
> Lisa
>
> You might try hanging a second feeder right next to the one they are fighting over. I generally feed several hundred hummers, and I have 3-4 feeders on each shepherd hook, so if one gets kicked off they just go to the next one. I have 15 -16 feeders in a 16x16 foot area fenced off with panels to help protect from raccoons and bears, and flowers planted in the area. I have 7-8 poles with multiple hangers on each pole. If you go to “hummingbird hive” on you tube you can see my general set up and see if it gives you any ideas.
>
> Vicki Sokolowski
> Rusk County, Wi
>
>
> > On May 24, 2018, at 10:22 AM, Lisa Jordan <miekabelle...> <mailto:<miekabelle...>> wrote:
> >
> > I could use some advice from this group. Although I have multiple hummingbird feeders in my yard - set up so they are not in view of each other - I have 2 male RT Hummers who have had a stand-off for 2 days over one feeder. They started fighting over this feeder yesterday and were at it until the sun went down. Early this morning, 5:00 am, they were back at it. Occasionally they feed together in peace, but mostly they are fighting. Is there anything I can do to separate them?
> >
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Date: 5/24/18 3:13 pm
From: Victoria Sokolowski <vasladyvet...>
Subject: [wisb] Re: Fighting Hummingbirds
Lisa

You might try hanging a second feeder right next to the one they are fighting over. I generally feed several hundred hummers, and I have 3-4 feeders on each shepherd hook, so if one gets kicked off they just go to the next one. I have 15 -16 feeders in a 16x16 foot area fenced off with panels to help protect from raccoons and bears, and flowers planted in the area. I have 7-8 poles with multiple hangers on each pole. If you go to “hummingbird hive” on you tube you can see my general set up and see if it gives you any ideas.

Vicki Sokolowski
Rusk County, Wi


> On May 24, 2018, at 10:22 AM, Lisa Jordan <miekabelle...> wrote:
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> I could use some advice from this group. Although I have multiple hummingbird feeders in my yard - set up so they are not in view of each other - I have 2 male RT Hummers who have had a stand-off for 2 days over one feeder. They started fighting over this feeder yesterday and were at it until the sun went down. Early this morning, 5:00 am, they were back at it. Occasionally they feed together in peace, but mostly they are fighting. Is there anything I can do to separate them?
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Date: 5/24/18 3:05 pm
From: Peter O Dunn <pdunn...>
Subject: [wisb] Dickcissel in mke
Hi
I just had a dickcissel eating suet in my backyard on the east side of Milwaukee, near uwm! I’ve never heard of them in an urban backyard. Pictures will follow on eBird. It’s the same yard as the Townsend’s solitaire, so maybe it’s special?
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Date: 5/24/18 12:00 pm
From: Alan & Joan Linquist <linquists...>
Subject: [wisb] Re: Fighting Hummingbirds
We have one feeder and this goes on most of the summer.  One gets extremely territorial and the other gets very wily.  We consider it entertainment.  
On Thursday, May 24, 2018 10:23 AM, Lisa Jordan <miekabelle...> wrote:


I could use some advice from this group. Although I have multiple hummingbird feeders in my yard - set up so they are not in view of each other - I have 2 male RT Hummers who have had a stand-off for 2 days over one feeder. They started fighting over this feeder yesterday and were at it until the sun went down. Early this morning, 5:00 am, they were back at it. Occasionally they feed together in peace, but mostly they are fighting. Is there anything I can do to separate them? 

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Date: 5/24/18 11:32 am
From: Tim Hahn <thahnbirder...>
Subject: [wisb] Re: RFI: KIWA location in Adams County
I believe that hot spot is purposely ser incorrectly so that birders don't
chase the Kirtland's Warbler. That being said, in Wisconsin at least,
sightings of Kirtland's are automatically hidden in eBird since it's an
endangered species that breeds in the region.
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Pewaukee, WI
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Benjamin F. Goss Bird Club

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Date: 5/24/18 8:57 am
From: Tom Schmidtkunz <tschmidtkunz...>
Subject: [wisb] Re: Fighting Hummingbirds
Lisa: My two cents:  I would not worry about this.   There is a park I
go to in Eastern Iowa, just across the Mississippi river from Wisconsin
(Pikes Peak SP).   In the summer, they have 7 or 8 feeders going, and
there is constant dive bombing going on near the feeders.   I think in
general, they are just very competitive, especially when it comes to food.

Regards, Tom Schmidtkunz, Bayside, Wis.


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> I could use some advice from this group. Although I have multiple hummingbird feeders in my yard - set up so they are not in view of each other - I have 2 male RT Hummers who have had a stand-off for 2 days over one feeder. They started fighting over this feeder yesterday and were at it until the sun went down. Early this morning, 5:00 am, they were back at it. Occasionally they feed together in peace, but mostly they are fighting. Is there anything I can do to separate them?
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Date: 5/24/18 8:56 am
From: William Mueller <wpmueller1947...>
Subject: [wisb] Joint Release: Lawsuits Seek to Restore Protections for Migratory Birds
*Joint Release: Lawsuits Seek to Restore Protections for Migratory Birds*


WASHINGTON (May 24, 2018) A coalition of national environmental groups,
including American Bird Conservancy, Center for Biological Diversity,
Defenders of Wildlife, National Audubon Society, National Wildlife
Federation, and the Natural Resources Defense Council, today filed
litigation, *National Audubon Society v. Department of the Interior*, in
the Southern District of New York challenging the current Administration’s
move to eliminate longstanding protections for waterfowl, raptors, and
songbirds under the Migratory Bird Treaty Act (MBTA).



In a legal opinion issued December 2017
<https://landuse.coxcastle.com/files/2017/12/m-37050.pdf>, the
Administration abruptly reversed decades of government policy and practice
— by both Democratic and Republican administrations — on the implementation
and enforcement of the MBTA.



The Act's prohibition on the killing or "taking" of migratory birds has
long been understood to extend to incidental take from industrial
activities — meaning unintentional but predictable and avoidable killing.
Under the Administration's revised interpretation, the MBTA’s protections
will apply only to activities that purposefully kill birds. Any
“incidental” take — no matter how inevitable or devastating the impact on
birds — is now immune from enforcement under the law.



The risk of liability under the MBTA has long provided the oil and gas
industry, wind energy development companies, and power transmission line
operators with an incentive to work with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
to minimize bird deaths. For example, in an effort to protect migratory
birds and bats and avoid potential MBTA liability, the wind industry,
conservation groups, and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service worked to
develop comprehensive guidelines aimed to ensure best practices for siting
and developing wind farms. The Administration’s new policy eliminates this
incentive for industries and individuals to minimize and mitigate
foreseeable impacts of their activities on migratory birds, putting
already-declining populations of our nation’s songbirds and other migratory
birds at risk.



The MBTA also protects birds from fossil fuel development. Oil pits kill
hundreds of thousands of birds — if incidental take liability is
eliminated, industry need no longer take measures to protect birds from
these hazards. In addition, when the 2010 BP Deepwater Horizon disaster
spilled more than 210 million gallons of oil in the Gulf of Mexico more
than 1 million birds were killed in the four years following the blowout.
BP paid $100 million in fines under the MBTA that supported wetland and
migratory bird conservation. The new interpretation would bar the federal
government from seeking such mitigation under the MBTA for devastating oil
spills in the future.



*(The American Bird Conservancy, Center for Biological Diversity, Defenders
of Wildlife and National Audubon Society are being represented in the
litigation by the public-interest law firm of Meyer Glitzenstein & Eubanks
LLP.)*



*Quotes from conservation groups:*

“The new policy makes it much harder to protect birds from major bird traps
— threats like oil pits, wind turbines, and communication towers in bird
migration hotspots,” said *Mike Parr, President of American Bird
Conservancy*. “Leaving these threats unattended is like leaving manhole
covers off along the sidewalk during rush hour — it’s negligent,
irresponsible, and guaranteed to cause harm.”

"The Trump administration's rollback of the Migratory Bird Treaty Act is an
absolute disaster for America's birds," said *Noah Greenwald, endangered
species director at the Center for Biological Diversity*. "Many bird
species are already declining from habitat destruction and a host of other
threats. This rule will allow the death of even more birds, whether they're
landing on polluted ponds left uncovered by the oil and gas industry or
have their nest trees cut down from underneath them. It's tragic."



“For 100 years, the United States has committed with other nations to
protect migratory birds through international treaties and laws. The Trump
administration’s meddling with the Migratory Bird Treaty Act threatens to
reverse decades of progress to conserve birds that are essential to
ecosystems, economies and our enjoyment of nature. On the centennial of
this important law, we will do everything we can to protect migratory birds
that are defenseless against the reckless actions taken by this
administration,” said *Jamie Rappaport Clark, CEO and President of
Defenders of Wildlife. *



“One of the first conservation laws, the MBTA sparked 100 years of
conservation leadership in this country,” said *Sarah Greenberger senior
vice president of conservation policy for the National Audubon Society*.
“It defies all facts for the Department of the Interior to suggest that
this law is somehow broken when we have a century of evidence that says
otherwise.”



“We cannot let Secretary Zinke add one of the oldest and most important
laws for birds to his list of anti-environmental giveaways, especially when
birds are in critical need of protection. Drastically slashing the reach
of the MBTA and removing accountability for preventable bird deaths is
unacceptable.” — *Katie Umekubo, Natural Resources Defense Council, Senior
Attorney, Nature Program.*



*Contacts: *



Steve Holmer, American Bird Conservancy, 202-888-7490, <sholmer...>



Noah Greenwald, Center for Biological Diversity, (971) 484-7495,
<ngreenwald...>



Gwen Dobbs, Defenders of Wildlife, 202-772-0269, <gdobbs...>



Jim Murphy, National Wildlife Federation, 802-595-5268, <jmurphy...>



Lisa Hardaway, National Audubon Society, (212) 979-3000,
<lhardaway...>



Josh Mogerman, Natural Resources Defense Council, (312) 651-7909,
<jmogerman...>

*(Photo: Black-and-White Warbler is one of approximately 800 bird species
regularly found in the United States. All of these species face increased
threats from changes to the implementation and enforcement of the Migratory
Bird Treaty Act. Photo © Michael Stubblefield)*

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Date: 5/24/18 8:44 am
From: Oliver Burrus <dmarc-noreply...> (Redacted sender whimbrelbirders for DMARC)
Subject: [wisb] RFI: KIWA location in Adams County
Hey all.

I know this is an endangered species and will completely respect if you cannot give out any info... but is the eBird hotspot for the KIWA in the right spot? I’m headed there next week to try to find them and don’t want to be in the wrong spot.

Thanks!
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Date: 5/24/18 8:25 am
From: Lisa Jordan <miekabelle...>
Subject: [wisb] Fighting Hummingbirds
I could use some advice from this group. Although I have multiple hummingbird feeders in my yard - set up so they are not in view of each other - I have 2 male RT Hummers who have had a stand-off for 2 days over one feeder. They started fighting over this feeder yesterday and were at it until the sun went down. Early this morning, 5:00 am, they were back at it. Occasionally they feed together in peace, but mostly they are fighting. Is there anything I can do to separate them?

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Date: 5/23/18 7:25 pm
From: Ryan Brady <ryanbrady10...>
Subject: [wisb] Lake Superior eBirders tally 163 species in two counties
The Lake Superior eBirders ran our Great Wisconsin Birdathon Big Day yesterday and tallied 163 species over just two counties (Ashland & Bayfield), marking our second best total since 2012. We did not find any major rarities and overall it was a slow day for migration but among the highlights were 25 warbler species that included Connecticut and Kirtland's. We also had Sharp-tailed Grouse, Rough-legged Hawk, Tundra Swan, Horned and Red-necked Grebes, Long-tailed Duck, LeConte's Sparrow, Red Crossbill, and just enough representation from the late migrants such as Olive-sided and Alder Flycatchers, Cedar Waxwing, and Common Nighthawk. Shorebirds were particularly scarce, highlighted by a White-rumped Sandpiper. Two birds we saw all-too-briefly and tentatively identified as Western Sandpipers later proved, from photos, to be Semipalmateds.

There's still time to show your support for Nick Anich, Erik Bruhnke, and myself and help us reach our fundraising goal at:
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Thank you!


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Date: 5/23/18 12:30 pm
From: Dan Minkebige <xdwing...>
Subject: [wisb] birding app
I would like to thank everyone for all of the wonderful information and recommendations reguarding this subject!!!! One more question though. If we go ahead with an i pod will we need the 32 GB or the 128 GB???

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Date: 5/23/18 6:52 am
From: Richard Beilfuss <richbeilfuss...>
Subject: [wisb] Birding Baxter's Hollow by electric car
I took a long-time birder friend (who is unable to walk due to failing
health) "birding by car" yesterday at Baxter's Hollow in the Baraboo Hills.
Never having tried to bird only from a car in a forest before, I was very
pleasantly surprised at all we could see and hear--thanks in part to having
a silent electric car.
We had spectacular closeup views (along the entry road adjacent to the the
creek) of Blackbilled cuckoo, Canada warbler, Wilson's warbler, Acadian
flycatcher (also calling), and Scarlet tanager, among others, and logged
40+ species by ear in about 30 minutes. Baxter's Hollow is definitely
brimming with its summer breeding birds now. A nice option for our
birding comrades who can't hit the trails like they used to.
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Date: 5/23/18 6:31 am
From: Peter Hinow <peter.hinow...>
Subject: [wisb] observations from yesterday, Lake Park, Milwaukee and vicinity
Yesterday I took the lunch hour to go to my favorite birding spot nearby,
Lake Park and vicinity. I don't think I'm reporting any rarities, but here
goes:
In the Locust Ravine Trail there was a Veery (Catharus fuscescens) taking a
bath in the little creek.

On the Lake Michigan shore, where the "Magic Hedge" ends, there was a
Dunlin (Calidris alpina) and a Spotted Sandpiper (Actitis macularius), as
well as a lot of swallows and flycatchers (Alder or Least, I'm not sure). I
hope they're still there today.

Have a nice day,
Peter


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Date: 5/22/18 4:32 pm
From: K Petersen <loonp...>
Subject: [wisb] Bell's vireo
Hi all -


Last Wednesday Jeff Baughman posted a sighting of a Bell's vireo at a
wayside just north of Fond du Lac on Hwy 45.



Yesterday on our way home from the WSO weekend convention in Green Lake my
wife Kathy and I stopped for another chance at seeing this bird, and were
successful. It was flitting about between the trees near the restroom
building. I believe there was actually a pair there but between the flitting
and dense foliage it was difficult to verify this.



The marked wayside is on the east side of Hwy 45 about 3.5 miles north of
Fond du Lac.



Kurt Petersen

Sheboygan County



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Date: 5/22/18 11:32 am
From: Joe Luedtke <onaturalist...>
Subject: [wisb] MKE - Worm-eating Warbler/Wehr Nature Center
All,
Im pretty sure the Worm Eating Warbler is back at the Wehr Nature Center in
Milwaukee. I relocated it today between the main building and the lake.
Only got a few rather poor pictures, but I think its enough to show me
(hopefully, youll agree) that its a Worm-eating Warbler. Lifer for me!

https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S45930824

Joe

Joe Luedtke
Wauwatosa, WI
https://www.instagram.com/joe.luedtke/?hl=en






From: <wisbirdn-bounce...> on behalf of Jeremy Meyer
<jmeyer4044...>
Reply-To: <jmeyer4044...>
Date: Saturday, May 12, 2018 at 3:40 PM
To: Wisconsin Bird Network <wisbirdn...>
Subject: [wisb] MKE - Worm-eating Warbler/Wehr Nature Center - images

Good afternoon,
I added warbler species #31 this spring, by relocating the Worm-eating
Warbler that was reported by Tom this morning. I watched feed along the
edge of the lake for a hour so. It was always in the thickest brush
possible. I thought I had one several days ago here, but only saw a very
quick glimpse of the back quarter of the bird, and never saw it again. It's
possible it's been here for a few days. I also added #32 in the early
afternoon, a Connecticut Warbler, along the creek side. It's extremely
flooded back there and no trails exist right now, because of the water. I
had on my rubber boots though, and was able to walk through it and saw a
brief glimpse of the Connecticut, before he flew into even thicker brush. I
ended the day with 19 warbler species, all of which were feeding on the
ground. Here is the list of warblers seen today. Images of the Worm-eating
Warbler are available at the link below.

Worm-eating Warbler 1 FOY
Northern Waterthrush 2
Black-and-white Warbler 2
Prothonotary Warbler 1
Tennessee Warbler 3
Nashville Warbler 4
Connecticut Warbler 1 FOY
Common Yellowthroat 7
American Redstart 4
Cape May Warbler 1
Northern Parula 3
Magnolia Warbler 6
Blackburnian Warbler 1
Yellow Warbler 6
Chestnut-sided Warbler 5
Palm Warbler (Western) 4
Yellow-rumped Warbler (Myrtle) 2
Black-throated Green Warbler 1
Wilson's Warbler 1

http://www.jmeyerphotography.net/photo-gallery/photo-gallery-2/worm-eating-w
arbler/

Have a great day,
Jeremy Meyer
Franklin, Milwaukee
http://www.jmeyerphotography.net/


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Date: 5/22/18 8:15 am
From: Todd Leech <dmarc-noreply...> (Redacted sender leechtodd for DMARC)
Subject: [wisb] Ruddy Turnstone & Semipalmated Plover
This morning around 9 am i encountered  6 Ruddy Turnstone, and a dozen Semipalmated Plover on the beach at grant park in south miliwaukee...they were moving north along the beach
Good Birding.Todd LeechSouth Milwaukee.

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Date: 5/22/18 7:30 am
From: Jeremy Meyer <jmeyer4044...>
Subject: [wisb] Re: WESTERN TANAGER at the Lion's Den Ozaukee Co. 5/22/18, some images...
Who got the word out? This is the first it's being reported here!
Jeremy Meyer
Franklin, Milwaukee
www.jmeyerphotography.net

On Tue, May 22, 2018, 8:54 AM Jim Edlhuber <jimedlhuber...> wrote:

> Hi all,
> With only a couple hours available today for birding, I thought I would
> give the male Western Tanager a try that was reported yesterday at the
> Lion’s Den in Ozaukee County. I arrived at 5:15 am with heavy fog and very
> little light. The images show that. After about 30 minutes walking along
> the bluff and different areas areas, I spotted the Western Tanager on a
> bluff trail. This species is well out out of it’s normal range. A male
> Scarlet Tanager was usually within the area of the Western Tanager. They
> both actively feed while I was present for a few minutes I was there as I
> had to head back home. A cool life bird that I did not have on my life life
> for Wisconsin yet. Life bird #339 for the state. A gloomy early morning at
> the park with heavy fog, with very little light but temps where mild, so
> that was a good thing. Thanks to the finder of this bird and for those who
> got the word out for others to see it.
>
> A few images of the Western Tanager from early this morning at the link
> below if you care to view them:
>
> *
> http://www.windowtowildlife.com/western-tanager-at-the-lions-den-in-ozaukee-county-wisconsin-on-may-22-2018/
> <
> http://www.windowtowildlife.com/western-tanager-at-the-lions-den-in-ozaukee-county-wisconsin-on-may-22-2018/
> >*
>
> Thanks and good birding,
>
> Jim Edlhuber
> Town of Genesee Waukesha Co.
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Date: 5/22/18 6:54 am
From: Jim Edlhuber <jimedlhuber...>
Subject: [wisb] WESTERN TANAGER at the Lion's Den Ozaukee Co. 5/22/18, some images...
Hi all,
With only a couple hours available today for birding, I thought I would
give the male Western Tanager a try that was reported yesterday at the
Lion’s Den in Ozaukee County. I arrived at 5:15 am with heavy fog and very
little light. The images show that. After about 30 minutes walking along
the bluff and different areas areas, I spotted the Western Tanager on a
bluff trail. This species is well out out of it’s normal range. A male
Scarlet Tanager was usually within the area of the Western Tanager. They
both actively feed while I was present for a few minutes I was there as I
had to head back home. A cool life bird that I did not have on my life life
for Wisconsin yet. Life bird #339 for the state. A gloomy early morning at
the park with heavy fog, with very little light but temps where mild, so
that was a good thing. Thanks to the finder of this bird and for those who
got the word out for others to see it.

A few images of the Western Tanager from early this morning at the link
below if you care to view them:

*http://www.windowtowildlife.com/western-tanager-at-the-lions-den-in-ozaukee-county-wisconsin-on-may-22-2018/
<http://www.windowtowildlife.com/western-tanager-at-the-lions-den-in-ozaukee-county-wisconsin-on-may-22-2018/>*

Thanks and good birding,

Jim Edlhuber
Town of Genesee Waukesha Co.

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