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2/23/18 3:26 pm Jeremy Meyer <jmeyer4044...> [wisb] MKE - 3 FOY'S
2/23/18 3:05 pm Dennis Casper <denncasp.wisbirder...> [wisb] Urban Ecology Center Bird Walk, February 22, 2018
2/23/18 12:23 pm Ryan Brady <ryanbrady10...> [wisb] Statewide Snowy Owl Update
2/22/18 8:21 pm Hakim Barrett <hakimbarrett...> [wisb] New birds coming through
2/22/18 7:32 pm William Mueller <wpmueller1947...> [wisb] Journey North's set of rapidly-changing maps and sightings
2/22/18 5:11 pm B.G. Sloan <bgsloan3...> [wisb] Re: Sandhill Cranes
2/22/18 4:44 pm Karen Etter Hale <chimneyswift1...> [wisb] Re: Sandhill Cranes
2/22/18 3:04 pm Sandy Petersen <buboarcto2...> [wisb] Cranes
2/22/18 2:29 pm John K <johnny.phoenix13...> [wisb] Sandhill Cranes
2/22/18 1:44 pm <eileenworman...> [wisb] Sandhill Cranes Richfield, Washington County
2/22/18 1:39 pm Gmail <bhaunts...> [wisb] McFarland, Stoughton, etc
2/22/18 1:17 pm Patrea Wilson <PatreaWilson...> [wisb] Sandhill Cranes, 3:00 p.m., 2-22-2018, Rock County
2/22/18 12:08 pm Jim Edlhuber <jimedlhuber...> [wisb] American Robins at Greenfiled Park MKE Co. 2/22/18, some images...
2/21/18 7:21 pm Tom Wood <tcwood729...> [wisb] Re: a Few Birds on the move. Dodge county
2/21/18 5:18 pm Jeffrey Bahls <jbahls...> [wisb] a Few Birds on the move. Dodge county
2/21/18 1:02 pm K Petersen <loonp...> [wisb] Pileated woodpecker
2/21/18 12:08 pm Mary Hampton <willowflycatcher...> [wisb] Re: Dane Co. Cty B widespread
2/21/18 10:27 am Steve <stevethiessen...> [wisb] Dane Co. Cty B widespread
2/20/18 3:13 pm Tom Schmidtkunz <tschmidtkunz...> [wisb] Eagle from Prairie du Chien
2/19/18 6:24 am Seegert, Greg <gseegert...> [wisb] Birding trip to Thailand
2/18/18 6:49 pm Peter Fissel <peter.fissel...> [wisb] Grant & Iowa Counties today
2/18/18 3:41 pm Jim Edlhuber <jimedlhuber...> [wisb] Barred Owl MKE Co. 2/18/18, some images...
2/17/18 5:30 pm Steve Mullen <gungagalunga23...> [wisb] Alvin to Three Lakes Today-Forest Co.
2/17/18 2:19 pm Peter Fissel <peter.fissel...> [wisb] Fw: Bird and Nature Outing at Starkweather Creek Feb 17, 2018
2/17/18 6:32 am <rcd2...> [wisb] Last Call for Totals
2/16/18 4:48 pm Dave&Margaret Brasser <2shebbirders...> [wisb] Merlin in Sheboygan : )
2/16/18 3:24 pm nancy tikalsky <ntikalsky...> [wisb] Re: Great Backyard Bird Count is underway!
2/16/18 8:47 am Ryan Brady <ryanbrady10...> [wisb] 2 more Boreal Owls - Bayfield County
2/16/18 7:51 am Nancy Richmond <polarpastor...> [wisb] Re: Great Backyard Bird Count is underway!
2/16/18 7:00 am Peter Fissel <peter.fissel...> [wisb] Great Backyard Bird Count is underway!
2/15/18 11:37 am Dennis Casper <denncasp.wisbirder...> [wisb] Urban Ecology Center Bird Walk, February 15, 2018
2/15/18 6:30 am Peter Fissel <peter.fissel...> [wisb] Re: Birding Class - UW Madison Arboretum (general) -- Feb 14, 2018
2/14/18 8:23 pm Ryan Brady <ryanbrady10...> [wisb] Red Crossbills are nesting
2/14/18 4:40 pm Jim Edlhuber <jimedlhuber...> [wisb] Eastern Screech Owl MKE Co. 2/14/18, some images...
2/13/18 5:03 am John K <johnny.phoenix13...> [wisb] GBBC reminder...
2/12/18 4:00 pm <eileenworman...> [wisb] Eastern Screech-Owl and Northern Mockingbird, Richfield, Washington County
2/12/18 3:22 pm <cdermody...> [wisb]
2/12/18 1:01 pm Greg Hottman <greghottman...> [wisb] 2 Owls with eye problems.
2/10/18 8:19 pm <mhurlburt44...> [wisb] Re: ALERT: Clark's Nutcracker in Oneida County
2/10/18 2:16 pm Dan Belter <bwhawk55...> [wisb] ALERT: Clark's Nutcracker in Oneida County
2/9/18 3:45 pm Korducki <korducki...> [wisb] Open Breeding Bird Survey Routes
2/9/18 12:58 pm K Petersen <loonp...> [wisb] Screech owl
2/9/18 12:36 pm William Mueller <wpmueller1947...> [wisb] Get ready for the Great Backyard Bird Count
2/8/18 6:05 pm tracy chiconas <dmarc-noreply...> (Redacted sender tchiconas for DMARC) [wisb] Re: Snowy at McKinley Marina
2/8/18 3:16 pm Jennifer Ambrose <jenthreat...> [wisb] Re: The Loon (Port Washington harbor, Ozaukee Co.)
2/8/18 3:11 pm Tom Wood <tcwood729...> [wisb] Re: The Loon (Port Washington harbor, Ozaukee Co.)
2/8/18 12:23 pm Dennis Casper <denncasp.wisbirder...> [wisb] Urban Ecology Center Bird Walk, February 8, 2018
2/8/18 9:32 am Hephziabah Beulah <hephziabahb...> [wisb] The Loon
2/8/18 9:00 am KAREN JOHNSON <kmjbirders...> [wisb] Solitaire?
2/7/18 7:02 pm Ryan Brady <ryanbrady10...> [wisb] Wisconsin's 2017-18 Red Crossbill Irruption
2/7/18 3:08 pm Tom Wood <tcwood729...> [wisb] Re: Harlequin Duck in Milwaukee (correction)
2/7/18 2:41 pm Tom Wood <tcwood729...> [wisb] Harlequin Duck in Milwaukee
2/7/18 6:22 am Dan Jackson <DanJackson...> [wisb] Snowy Owls at La Crosse Airport
2/6/18 11:56 am <cdermody...> [wisb]
2/6/18 10:44 am William Mueller <wpmueller1947...> [wisb] IMBD is now World Migratory Bird Day
2/6/18 8:35 am Rebecca Sher <becca...> [wisb] Re: Gull Workshop with Amar Ayyash
2/5/18 6:55 pm Jeremy Meyer <jmeyer4044...> [wisb] Northeastern MN owls, images
2/5/18 6:29 pm Peter Fissel <peter.fissel...> [wisb] Re: Gull Workshop with Amar Ayyash
2/5/18 5:00 pm <tuttech...> [wisb] Re: Gull Workshop with Amar Ayyash
2/5/18 10:14 am Peter Fissel <peter.fissel...> [wisb] Fw: Bird and Nature Outing at Cherokee Marsh -- Feb 04, 2018
2/4/18 12:53 pm Rick Pertile <Mugzy1960...> [wisb] Adult Golden Eagle Sawyer County
2/4/18 12:01 pm Kathi Johnson Rock <kathijr777...> [wisb] Bird-Related Programs at the Upcoming WPT Garden Expo
2/4/18 11:17 am Rebecca Sher <becca...> [wisb] Gull Workshop with Amar Ayyash
2/4/18 11:17 am Emily Weiser <emily.l.weiser...> [wisb] Re: Injured Loon not seen since snagged by fishhook
2/3/18 9:47 pm Spence Stehno <pensacola634...> [wisb] Buena Vista Owls
2/3/18 8:37 pm <drrkuech55...> [wisb] Injured Loon not seen since snagged by fishhook
2/3/18 6:40 pm Peter Fissel <peter.fissel...> [wisb] Port Washington this morning
2/3/18 5:32 pm B.G. Sloan <bgsloan3...> [wisb] Re: Port Harbor Loon, not so good???
2/3/18 12:31 pm <drrkuech55...> [wisb] Port Harbor Loon, not so good???
2/3/18 11:05 am Hakim Barrett <hakimbarrett...> [wisb] Fwd: Horned larks again in Lone Rock
2/3/18 10:17 am Kay Kavanagh <kkav2299...> [wisb] Northern Goshawk Florence Co
2/2/18 5:10 pm Mark Korducki <korducki...> [wisb] Re: No Slaty-backed Gull this afternoon, Red-throated Loon appears OK/ Ozaukee County
2/2/18 4:01 pm Tom Wood <tcwood729...> [wisb] No Slaty-backed Gull this afternoon, Red-throated Loon appears OK/ Ozaukee County
2/2/18 7:45 am Dave&Margaret Brasser <2shebbirders...> [wisb] Port Washington harbor on Thursday, Feb. 1
2/2/18 6:18 am Peter Fissel <peter.fissel...> [wisb] Fw: Nelson Inst Birding Class at UW Lakeshore Nature Preserve--Picnic Point -- Jan 31, 2018
2/1/18 7:09 pm Owen Hanson <wely09...> [wisb] Re: RFI: Slaty-backed Gull
2/1/18 6:52 pm Owen Hanson <wely09...> [wisb] Re: r.t. loon
2/1/18 6:51 pm Owen Hanson <wely09...> [wisb] Re: r.t. loon
2/1/18 6:08 pm Jennifer Lanzendorf <jenniferlanzendorf...> [wisb] Re: Horned larks again in Lone Rock
2/1/18 12:10 pm Hakim Barrett <hakimbarrett...> [wisb] Carolina wren update
2/1/18 11:29 am <drrkuech55...> [wisb] Re: r.t. loon
2/1/18 10:08 am Kenneth Younger <kyounger...> [wisb] RFI: Slaty-backed Gull
2/1/18 9:54 am Dennis Casper <denncasp.wisbirder...> [wisb] Urban Ecology Center Bird Walk, February 1, 2018
1/31/18 7:00 pm Jennifer Ambrose <jenthreat...> [wisb] Re: Red-throated Loon may be deceased
1/31/18 6:47 pm <drrkuech55...> [wisb] Red-throated Loon may be deceased
1/31/18 5:22 pm Tom Wood <tcwood729...> [wisb] Last half-day in the north woods
1/31/18 4:52 pm Dave Moffat <moffatfam...> [wisb] Excerpts from the Wintering Golden Eagle Survey Final Results
1/31/18 4:15 pm Jim Edlhuber <jimedlhuber...> [wisb] Townsend's Solitaire UW Arboretum Dane Co. 1/31/18, some images...
1/31/18 12:16 pm Gmail <bhaunts...> [wisb] Port Washington this a.m.
1/30/18 6:35 pm Sandy Petersen <buboarcto2...> [wisb] Re: big Peter Fissel bird
1/30/18 5:17 pm Hakim Barrett <hakimbarrett...> [wisb] big Peter Fissel bird
1/30/18 3:22 pm Tom Wood <tcwood729...> [wisb] Slow day in the north woods today
1/30/18 2:24 pm Spence Stehno <pensacola634...> [wisb] Slaty Backed Gull Port Washington
1/29/18 4:55 pm Tom Wood <tcwood729...> [wisb] Re: White-winged Crossbills in Outagamie County, start to an "up north trip"
1/29/18 4:52 pm Tom Wood <tcwood729...> [wisb] White-winged Crossbills in Outagamie County, start to an "up north trip"
1/29/18 9:49 am Gmail <bhaunts...> [wisb] Black & Surf Scoter
1/29/18 9:24 am Kim Kreitinger <k.kreitinger...> [wisb] WSO Buena Vista and Necedah Field Trip Report
1/29/18 6:48 am Kenneth Younger <kyounger...> [wisb] Re: Boreal Owl - Dane County (Not Chaseable)
1/29/18 5:59 am Owen Hanson <wely09...> [wisb] Re: Boreal Owl - Dane County (Not Chaseable)
1/29/18 5:47 am Sunil Gopalan <sgopalan...> [wisb] Boreal Owl - Dane County (Not Chaseable)
1/28/18 7:03 pm Dave Moffat <moffatfam...> [wisb] Weekend birding
1/28/18 5:26 pm Mitchell Nussbaum <dmarc-noreply...> (Redacted sender acornwithteeth for DMARC) [wisb] Duck Pond
1/28/18 2:39 pm Peter Fissel <peter.fissel...> [wisb] Pheasant Branch this afternoon
1/28/18 2:00 pm Rick Pertile <Mugzy1960...> [wisb] Black-backed woodpeckers/White-winged crossbills Sawyer county
1/28/18 7:03 am Carl Schroeder <omiimiig...> [wisb] Hoary Redpoll Manitowoc Cty
1/28/18 5:55 am <wilmoss...> [wisb] Neenah Birds in the Last Week
1/28/18 5:50 am Bill Wright <bwright...> [wisb] Bald Eagles
1/27/18 12:02 pm Hakim Barrett <hakimbarrett...> [wisb] Horned larks again in Lone Rock
1/27/18 11:52 am Dave&Margaret Brasser <2shebbirders...> [wisb] Snowy Owl at Sheboygan Marina : )
1/27/18 8:24 am Dar and Cathy Tiede <woodwarbler49...> [wisb] Possible FEMALE Barrow's goldeneye - Algoma
1/27/18 8:17 am Dan Minkebige <xdwing...> [wisb] Snowys
1/27/18 8:01 am tracy chiconas <dmarc-noreply...> (Redacted sender tchiconas for DMARC) [wisb] Snowy at McKinley Marina
1/26/18 3:55 pm Jim Edlhuber <jimedlhuber...> [wisb] Northern Saw-whet Owl MKE Co. 1/19/18, some images, late post...
1/25/18 5:54 pm Tom Wood <tcwood729...> [wisb] Lake Express ferry terminal this afternoon/Milwaukee County
1/25/18 4:03 pm Dan Minkebige <xdwing...> [wisb] Snowys
1/25/18 3:04 pm KIM JACOBSON <kimjrocks...> [wisb] Re: Snowys
1/25/18 2:47 pm Dan Minkebige <xdwing...> [wisb] Snowys
1/25/18 1:08 pm Gmail <bhaunts...> [wisb] Pheasant Branch
1/25/18 11:58 am Ryan Brady <ryanbrady10...> [wisb] Bird conservation news from the WI Bird Conservation Initiative
1/25/18 11:56 am Dennis Casper <denncasp.wisbirder...> [wisb] Urban Ecology Center Bird Walk, January 25, 2018
1/24/18 11:13 pm Steve <stevethiessen...> [wisb] Hoary Redpoll, Stoughton
1/24/18 3:50 pm Hakim Barrett <hakimbarrett...> [wisb] Bakken's Pond
1/24/18 9:07 am Peter Fissel <peter.fissel...> [wisb] Fw: Bird and Nature Outing at Warner Park (Dane Co.) -- Jan 21, 2018
1/24/18 7:02 am Ryan Brady <ryanbrady10...> [wisb] Re: Project SNOWstorm needs your help in Wisconsin
 
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Date: 2/23/18 3:26 pm
From: Jeremy Meyer <jmeyer4044...>
Subject: [wisb] MKE - 3 FOY'S
Good evening,
I had a few FOY's this afternoon. I got home from work about 1:30 and had 6
Sandhill Cranes fly over, loudly. My yard was hopping! I counted 105 birds
in 20 minutes, including 32 House Finches, 29 American Goldfinches, and a
beautiful male Common Redpoll. The House Finches were singing extended
spring songs.

I stopped by the Franklin Landfill as well and had 14 FOY Red-winged
Blackbirds and a FOY White-crowned Sparrow, which is a continuing over
winter bird, but first time I've seen it. An immature Bald Eagle was also
flying around.

Have a great night,
Jeremy Meyer
Franklin, Milwaukee


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Date: 2/23/18 3:05 pm
From: Dennis Casper <denncasp.wisbirder...>
Subject: [wisb] Urban Ecology Center Bird Walk, February 22, 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, February 22, 2018
22 degrees
Mostly Cloudy
15 birders

Total Species: 19

8 Canada Goose
1 Cooper’s Hawk
6 Herring Gull
17 Rock Pigeon
4 Red-bellied Woodpecker
1 Yellow-bellied Sapsucker
4 Downy Woodpecker
2 Hairy woodpecker
1 Merlin
6 American Crow

16 Black-capped Chickadee
5 White-breasted Nuthatch
2 European Starling
8 American Tree Sparrow
2 Dark-eyed Junco
4 Northern Cardinal
20 House Finch
6 American Goldfinch
5 House Sparrow

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Date: 2/23/18 12:23 pm
From: Ryan Brady <ryanbrady10...>
Subject: [wisb] Statewide Snowy Owl Update
Winter 2017-18 will go down as one of the SNOWiest on record in Wisconsin as an estimated 280 snowy owls have been documented through February 1, eclipsing the previous high of 253 tallied in 2013-14 and 240+ in 2014-15. Of course, higher numbers may have been present (and likely were) in previous decades when statewide estimates were not made.

Impressively, only 4 of Wisconsin's 72 counties lack reports this season -- Buffalo, Florence, Menominee, and Walworth.

Read the full update at:
http://dnr.wi.gov/topic/WildlifeHabitat/SnowyOwls.html


Ryan Brady
Washburn, Bayfield County, WI
http://www.pbase.com/rbrady
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Date: 2/22/18 8:21 pm
From: Hakim Barrett <hakimbarrett...>
Subject: [wisb] New birds coming through
Hi, this evening I saw 2 Canada geese and a Sandhill flying over Sauk
County forest. This could be a sign of spring.

Hakim Barrett
Sauk County


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Date: 2/22/18 7:32 pm
From: William Mueller <wpmueller1947...>
Subject: [wisb] Journey North's set of rapidly-changing maps and sightings
for several bird species - plus many other seasonal phenomena
http://futureofbirds.blogspot.com/2018/02/spring-migration-maps-2018-plus.html
William Mueller
Director, Western Great Lakes Bird and Bat Observatory
WGLBBO online: wglbbo.org
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office 262-285-3374
cell 414-698-9108
blog: futureofbirds.blogspot.com
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Date: 2/22/18 5:11 pm
From: B.G. Sloan <bgsloan3...>
Subject: [wisb] Re: Sandhill Cranes
My mother died on Valentine's Day last year. Hanging out in her
neighborhood park over the next few days in Wheaton Illinois (DuPage
County in northern Illinois) I watched/heard several flocks of
Sandhills fly overhead heading north. I'm thinking they are moving
north now...

On Thu, Feb 22, 2018 at 5:28 PM, John K <johnny.phoenix13...> wrote:
> Looks like they are making a big push into that state. I just observerd at
> least 75 Sandhills in two groups headed north jest west of Verona in Dane
> county. Seems a little early, but maybe they are bringing spring with them!
> John Kivikoski
> Rural Iowa County
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Date: 2/22/18 4:44 pm
From: Karen Etter Hale <chimneyswift1...>
Subject: [wisb] Re: Sandhill Cranes
A year ago, on Feb. 20, I had 220 go over in 10 minutes. But it was a lot warmer last year that day: 60 degrees!
Karen
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Lake Mills, WI
<chimneyswift1...>

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Making time for birds

> On Feb 22, 2018, at 4:28 PM, John K <johnny.phoenix13...> wrote:
>
> Looks like they are making a big push into that state. I just observerd at
> least 75 Sandhills in two groups headed north jest west of Verona in Dane
> county. Seems a little early, but maybe they are bringing spring with them!
> John Kivikoski
> Rural Iowa County
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Date: 2/22/18 3:04 pm
From: Sandy Petersen <buboarcto2...>
Subject: [wisb] Cranes
About 4 pm today, 5 Sandhills overhead east of McFarland.
4;20 pm, Sandhills calling intensely from their usual breeding spot near
Lake Kegonsa.

This has been typical here about Feb 20 or so for some years.

Sandy Petersen, rural Stoughton, Dane County


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Date: 2/22/18 2:29 pm
From: John K <johnny.phoenix13...>
Subject: [wisb] Sandhill Cranes
Looks like they are making a big push into that state. I just observerd at
least 75 Sandhills in two groups headed north jest west of Verona in Dane
county. Seems a little early, but maybe they are bringing spring with them!
John Kivikoski
Rural Iowa County


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Date: 2/22/18 1:44 pm
From: <eileenworman...>
Subject: [wisb] Sandhill Cranes Richfield, Washington County
Heading out to get the mail I heard a pair of Sandhill Cranes calling
from behind our place and I'm hoping it's 'our' pair returning for the
season.
I got a documentary-quality shot and you can see it on my Flickr page
here:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/beanheadwisconsin/40426684791/in/dateposted/
We still have Common Redpolls and Pine Siskins in our yard, but less
of them than earlier in the winter.
We had a Great Blue Heron visiting the creek two days this week, as
well.
Eileen Worman
Richfield, Washington County

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Date: 2/22/18 1:39 pm
From: Gmail <bhaunts...>
Subject: [wisb] McFarland, Stoughton, etc
I spent the morning checking out the north side of Lower Mud Lake and then the Yahara River (McFarland and Stoughton respectively). There were about 300 Shovelers at the first site plus the usual other waterfowl. Cty B in Stoughton (Yahara River) had a nice variety of waterfowl. Best were 20 Gr. White-fronted Geese, 10 Pintails, 2 Am. Wigeon, 30+ Canvasbacks, 10+ Redheads, 30+ Lesser Scaup, single Ring-necked Duck and Bufflehead and a Trumpeter Swan amongst all the Tundras. Interesting was a "male C. Goldeneye" that had strange cheek markings, making it to appear as a possible goldeneye/bufflehead hybrid. It was really trying to court the female goldeneyes.
The Arena boat landing was quiet until I started pushing. Best here was a Bluebird and a Red-shouldered Hawk.
Daryl Tessen
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Date: 2/22/18 1:17 pm
From: Patrea Wilson <PatreaWilson...>
Subject: [wisb] Sandhill Cranes, 3:00 p.m., 2-22-2018, Rock County
I heard and observed 2 Sandhill Cranes flying over Bowers Lake near Milton,
WI in Rock County on 2/22/2018.


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Date: 2/22/18 12:08 pm
From: Jim Edlhuber <jimedlhuber...>
Subject: [wisb] American Robins at Greenfiled Park MKE Co. 2/22/18, some images...
Hi all,
My first birding stop of the year at Greenfield Park in Milwaukee County
provided nice views of a flock of about 20 American Robins. They were
spread out in a short grass area eating fallen berries. I would assume
these are migrants and the first of the year for me of birds moving
northward.

A few images from today of the American Robins eating berries at the link
below if you care to view them:

*http://www.windowtowildlife.com/american-robins-greenfield-park-milwaukee-county-wisconsin-february-22-2018/
<http://www.windowtowildlife.com/american-robins-greenfield-park-milwaukee-county-wisconsin-february-22-2018/>*

Thanks and good birding,

Jim Edlhuber
Town of Genesee Waukesha Co.


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Date: 2/21/18 7:21 pm
From: Tom Wood <tcwood729...>
Subject: [wisb] Re: a Few Birds on the move. Dodge county
In Kenosha County, there were 16 Sandhill Cranes flying over Bong State Recreation Area, my first-of-year sighting of a Grackle there, too.
Thomas Wood, Menomonee Falls, Waukesha County

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Subject: [wisb] a Few Birds on the move. Dodge county


Dodge county...a few birds on the move the past two days, spotted some migrating ducks on the Beaver Dam River between Beaver Dam and Lowell. Common Mergansers, Ringnecks and Canvasbacks along with Mallards and a few Black Ducks. Today I saw a Great Blue Heron along Shaw Brook north of Lowell.

Jeff Bahls
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Date: 2/21/18 5:18 pm
From: Jeffrey Bahls <jbahls...>
Subject: [wisb] a Few Birds on the move. Dodge county

Dodge county...a few birds on the move the past two days, spotted some migrating ducks on the Beaver Dam River between Beaver Dam and Lowell. Common Mergansers, Ringnecks and Canvasbacks along with Mallards and a few Black Ducks. Today I saw a Great Blue Heron along Shaw Brook north of Lowell.

Jeff Bahls
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Date: 2/21/18 1:02 pm
From: K Petersen <loonp...>
Subject: [wisb] Pileated woodpecker
Hi all -


We have had a special treat this afternoon. For only the second time in 20
years we had a male pileated woodpecker visit our backyard wooded lot, which
also extends eastward for about a quarter mile. He has been around for
several hours, flying from tree to tree seeking either grubs, or possible a
decent nesting site? Is it too early for nest site selection? He was on one
spot on a tree for quite some time and the chips were really flying.



We think they fly in here from the Kohler River Wildlife area which is about
a mile away. Whatever, we would love it if in fact they would nest here.



Kurt Petersen

Sheboygan Falls - Sheboygan County



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Date: 2/21/18 12:08 pm
From: Mary Hampton <willowflycatcher...>
Subject: [wisb] Re: Dane Co. Cty B widespread
Ditto, Steve.  I observed the Widespread this moring too (9-9:30 AM from Yahara Road) and had the two White-fronted and 14 Pintails plus the regular others, but missed the Mute Swan and Ring-necked Duck (darn).  Lower Mud Lake had too much shimmer for good views from Lewis Park on north side.  South side at Duck Blind would be better but I didn't try it.  Wind was high and wind chill was low.  You were on County B?  YIKES, you biked.  Amazing!Mary HamptonMadison, Dane
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Biked to the Yahara River widespread. A lot of new stuff in, so Lower Mud should be good ,also.
Had 1 Mute Swan, 38 Tundra Swans, 200 Canada and 2 White-fronted Geese, 3 Shovelers, 2 Wigeon , 18 Gadwall, 11 pintail, 70 Mallard, 3 Black 1 Bufflehead, 1 Ring-necked, 6 Redhead, 13 Canvasback, 37 Lesser Scaup, 110 C. Goldeneye and 21 C. Mergansers. Everything moved around a lot, so some numbers are my best guess. Steve Thiessen Stoughton Dane co.

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Date: 2/21/18 10:27 am
From: Steve <stevethiessen...>
Subject: [wisb] Dane Co. Cty B widespread


Biked to the Yahara River widespread. A lot of new stuff in, so Lower Mud should be good ,also.
Had 1 Mute Swan, 38 Tundra Swans, 200 Canada and 2 White-fronted Geese, 3 Shovelers, 2 Wigeon , 18 Gadwall, 11 pintail, 70 Mallard, 3 Black 1 Bufflehead, 1 Ring-necked, 6 Redhead, 13 Canvasback, 37 Lesser Scaup, 110 C. Goldeneye and 21 C. Mergansers. Everything moved around a lot, so some numbers are my best guess. Steve Thiessen Stoughton Dane co.

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Date: 2/20/18 3:13 pm
From: Tom Schmidtkunz <tschmidtkunz...>
Subject: [wisb] Eagle from Prairie du Chien
Hello Friends:   Wanted to share a few images from early this year.   I
was in Prairie du Chien last weekend and saw an

immature eagle, at close range.  It was on the east side of town near
the Mississippi backwaters.

Some other highlights from my 2018 Flicker birding folder include seeing
lots of redpolls in my Bayside backyard, and

ducks at Port Washington Marina.


Flicker 2018 Birding folder:

https://www.flickr.com/photos/tjsimage/albums/72157691988328775


Regards, Tom Schmidtkunz, Bayside, Milwaukee cty., Wisconsin.


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Date: 2/19/18 6:24 am
From: Seegert, Greg <gseegert...>
Subject: [wisb] Birding trip to Thailand
All
This report is for Thailand so if you only care about WI birds read no further.

I just got back from 20 days in Thailand where I met up with Tom and Carol Sykes (Wisbirdn ex pats), a couple of current Wisbirders, and folks from CO, FL, Montana, and the NE....a total of 12 of us...to bird central and N Thailand. In the "it's a small world department", our senior guide was Laurie Ross who guided my wife and I when we were in Australia. In it's a small world part two, the Thai guide for the extension to the Thai peninsula (which I didn't go on), spent a year at Burlington HS. I went on this trip because I hadn't ever birded in Asia and Thailand is one of the best destinations in this part of the world. The Thai people were very nice and it's interesting to see a part of the world where manual labor still rules. I saw thousands of people in the fields growing every fruit and veggie imaginable and never saw a single tractor.

The group list was 431 birds. My list was 395. Don't worry, I'm not going to list them all or give a day by day account. Instead, I'll give an overview. The most diverse group was the shorebirds....we saw 40 spp. Next was flycatchers with 32 spp. As opposed to the FC we see in WI, many of the FC we saw were brightly colored....e.g., check out Ultramarine FC....it's stunning. Other diverse groups were warblers (17 spp), raptors (15), pigeons/doves (13), and bulbuls (18). The bulbuls were the most widespread and one of the most well represented groups. We saw many brightly colored spp...sort of like some of the warblers we see but on steroids.

We also saw some very rare birds such as Baer's pochard, Nordmann's greenshank...both with <1000 estimated left...and, best (for me anyway) was spoon-billed sandpiper whose estimated population is around 200. At the end of each trip folks typically list their 5 favorite birds. The spooned-billed SP won as the favorite bird of the trip. Another rare bird we saw was coral-billed ground cuckoo. It might not be as rare as the aforementioned birds but it is one of the hardest to see. Most years none are seen. Fortunately for us one was coming in to a bird blind and all of us got great looks. Another favorite bird was Hume's pheasant. We had a male display for us about 50' away. During the display it drums its wings exactly like a ruff grouse. Like I said too many good birds to list them all. If anyone wants more details, please contact me back channel.

Besides the birds we saw lots of other great things such as 6 spp of moneys and gibbons. I didn't care much for the 3 spp of macaques but I liked dusky langur and especially white-handed gibbon. We also saw 5 spp of squirrels and 3 spp of deer. We also saw dhole (sp?), a wild dog which our guides had never seen. However, our best non-bird sighting was elephants. We saw a small group in the forest and the next day saw a large bull near the road. When we returned, the park police had the road blocked because there had been a fight between that bull and another one. The bull we had seen earlier was right next to the road and in no mood to have bikes or cars pass him. The fight most have been spectacular. It looked like a bulldozed had gone thru the forest for a hundred yds. There was blood on the road for about 70 yds and "our" bull broke off a tusk. His other tusk was covered in blood where he must have stuck his rival. Finally the bull moved away from the road and traffic
moved thru.

Overall, it was good trip. In fact, I finished the trip at a rating of 6 on the "Gregometer" scale, which meant I was above average....pretty good for me. I encourage those of you who have the time and money to take trips like this. Not only will you see great birds and animals but you will see how people in other cultures live.

PS... I didn't mention the temples but if you want to see spectacular temples, then Thailand is the place to go.

Anyway that's my story and I'm sticking to it
Greg Seegert
Beaver Dam (but Tanzania next month)



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Date: 2/18/18 6:49 pm
From: Peter Fissel <peter.fissel...>
Subject: [wisb] Grant & Iowa Counties today
Steve Thiessen, Pat Ready, Jim Schwarz and I went on a southwest Wisconsin jaunt today. We were dismayed at how foggy it was most of the way down Hwy 151 to Eagle Point Rd., although curiously the low areas were relatively clear and on the higher spots, the trees were coated with frost - strange. Fortunately, our first stop was one of the low points.

The lock and dam at the end of Eagle Point had open water below it, but zero birds, so we headed for Bluff Rd. We cruised down to the deadend to the south, which was very birdy. A Carolina Wren was loudly vocalizing and put on quite a show for us near the last house before the railroad tracks. There were many other common birds there, including around 60 Mourning Doves in a tree, a Brown Creeper, and what Steve thought might have been a Winter Wren that dove into a clump of yews and eluded positive ID. There were a couple of E. Bluebirds near the intersection with Eagle Point Rd., and farther north, the great feeder setup at a farmhouse was loaded with birds. We had a couple of Fox and a few White-throated Sparrows, many Juncos including a couple of Oregon-types, and eventually a single male Purple Finch joined the crowd.


By that point, the wind was picking up and the sun was burning off the fog, which was precipitating out as fine snow. We had hopes for a good raptor day, which turned out to be the case. Before heading north, we checked out the housing subdivision along the river on Plum Hollow Rd. Despite finding a lot of birds going to feeders and hanging out in the shrubby areas along the RR tracks, we couldn't find our hoped-for Eurasian Tree Sparrow, but we did come up with a Swamp Sparrow skulking around next to a house.


After a brief, unproductive stop at the Fenley Wildlife Area on Bluff Rd, we headed to the uplands and went north to Lancaster. After a lunch stop in Fennimore, we began to work back east. As we had hoped, there were many raptors out and about. On the day, we had around a dozen each of Am. Kestrels and Rough-legged Hawks, probably twice that many Red-tails, and maybe three dozen Bald Eagles. We finally found a perched Golden Eagle up on a ridge at the end of Studnika Rd. off County G southwest of Muscoda. We were rather disappointed to not see one soaring today, despite all the Baldies in the air.


Our last stop was the Arena Boat Landing, where we had a nice adult Red-shouldered Hawk on the south side of the road along the creek. It flew from one tree to another, giving us great looks at the field marks. A nice cap to a raptor-y day.


Peter Fissel

Madison WI

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Date: 2/18/18 3:41 pm
From: Jim Edlhuber <jimedlhuber...>
Subject: [wisb] Barred Owl MKE Co. 2/18/18, some images...
Hi all,
While birding today in Milwaukee County I discovered a Barred Owl resting
on a limb. Nice to see them just relaxing in their space and blending in
with the surroundings. I took a few shots and left the area. Overall,
pretty quiet out there today, other than ~1,000 winter ducks near Lakeshore
State Park in the big water, Greater Scaup, Common Goldeneye, and Red
breasted Mergansers... A beautiful February day with full sun and mild
temps in the 30’s with low winds.

Images of the Barred Owl from today at this link if you care to view them:

*http://www.windowtowildlife.com/barred-owl-in-milwaukee-county-wisconsin-on-february-18-2018/
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Thanks and good birding,

Jim Edlhuber
Town of Genesee Waukesha Co.

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Date: 2/17/18 5:30 pm
From: Steve Mullen <gungagalunga23...>
Subject: [wisb] Alvin to Three Lakes Today-Forest Co.
Hello, Today my Parents, Con & Me birded a section of the Northwoods from
Alvin (a mile north of Hwy 70 on Hwy 55) down Hwy 55, and west towards
Three Lakes on Pine River Rd/Sheltered Valley Rd.
We got 3 quality species today including Pine Grosbeaks,Evening Grosbeaks
and Red Crossbills.
In order our first birds were 5 Red Crossbills on a power wire a half mile
north of Mole Lake Casino on Hwy 55. Next we found a dead male Red
Crossbill on Hwy 55 between Pine River Rd & Fire Tower Rd. I have a pic of
that bird if anyone wants i would text it to their phone number. About a
half mile south of Hwy 70 we got close looks at 5 Red Crossbills gritting
on the road.

In Alvin we found 3 active feeders. The one on the east side of Hwy 55 on
the north edge of town had 2 dozen Evening Grosbeaks on the second pass we
made. The feeder up on the hill had 5 deer & Black Capped Chickadees only.
A feeder on the south edge of town at Hwy 55 & First Ave. (or 1st Street-
not sure on that) had 2 Red Crossbills, about 25 Evening Grosbeaks, Blue
Jays, and Red Breasted Nuts.

We swung down Pine River Rd next off of Hwy 55 (which turns into Sheltered
Valley Rd) and headed west. About 3 miles into it we got 5 Pine Grosbeaks
(one male) gritting on the road. Not at all skittish, and we drove to 10
yards from them. We picked up 10 more Pine Grosbeaks closer to what birders
call the Gray Jay bog. Again only one male. Those crazy birds actually
chased us as we backed up a hundred yards and when we stopped they were
above us in a white cedar. incredible. We found two more Pine Grosbeaks
even further west on Sheltered Valley.

We tried hard all day for Grouse, Boreal Chickadees, Gray Jays, Shrikes and
Black Backed Wood Peckers but whiffed on all those. They did not get any
snow where we were all day.

We saw a handful of Common Ravens on the day including two that seemed to
be courting high in the air and spinning in tight circles similar to
Eagles. We got a Barred Owl just south of New London on Hwy 45 about 5:15
p.m. and that was it. Lots of misses but what we get included some of the
best viewing of those species i have ever had.

So i wanted to get that out before i hit the rack tonight. Good Luck for
anyone who goes out tomorrow,
Steve Mullen, Oshkosh, Winnebago Co.


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Date: 2/17/18 2:19 pm
From: Peter Fissel <peter.fissel...>
Subject: [wisb] Fw: Bird and Nature Outing at Starkweather Creek Feb 17, 2018
Forwarding for Paul...

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From: Paul Noeldner <paul_noeldner...>
Sent: Saturday, February 17, 2018 4:14 PM
To: Peter Fissel
Subject: Bird and Nature Outing at Starkweather Creek Feb 17, 2018

Hi Peter - please fwd to Wisbirdnet thanks!

Olbrich Park Feb 17, 2018 10:00 AM
Traveling 1.00 miles 90 minutes
All birds reported? Yes
Comments:
A small but enthused group including one kid enjoyed the every 3rd Saturday of the month Madison FUN partners co-sponsored Bird and Nature Outing at Starkweather Creek. After filling the Nature Nook bird feeders at Goodman Community Center the group headed over to Olbrich Botanical Gardens for a Valentine Wander to look for birds in love. Bright red Northern Cardinals were singing territorial songs from treetops and descended into nearby bushes providing close up looks at male and female plumage. House Finches were also singing lilting love songs nearby. Everyone helped search for tracks in the crusty snow and discovered signs of bunnies nestled in shrubbery, multiple fox trails around what may be a den area, and tracks of deer, squirrels, mice and raccoon around the rain gardens bordering the Starkweather Creek bank. Several more people joined the group at Olbrich Park afterward as we shared stories and hot chocolate around a campfire.

2 Mourning Dove
1 Blue Jay
1 American Crow
4 Northern Cardinal
2 House Finch
Number of Taxa: 5

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Date: 2/17/18 6:32 am
From: <rcd2...>
Subject: [wisb] Last Call for Totals
The last date for submitting totals to the WSO is March 1. For those wishing to submit totals and have yet to do so, you can share your totals by sending them back channel to this email address. Following is a paste of a message sent earlier. Hope to hear from those who have yet to participate.

-- Bob Domagalski, St. Nazianz, Manitowoc County

It is the start of a new birding year and, thus, it is that time again to share your birding numbers from the year just past. For those who wish to do so, the WSO will again be publishing in the Badger Birder your totals from 2017. You do not need to be a member of the WSO to participate. Any birder who meets the threshold numbers is welcomed to submit. To do so, one need only reply back channel to this message and share your totals for the following categories. And THANKS for sharing!

One thing to remember about 2017 is that the Thayer's Gull has been lumped with the Iceland Gull. Thus, if you have both species on a national, state, or county list, you should condense that list by one species. Also, since such species as Chukar, Great Tit, and European Goldfinch are not yet recognized as valid species in Wisconsin, they should not be included in your totals.

--Bob Domagalski, St. Nazianz

Categories --

1. 2017 Wisconsin Year Total (threshold 200)

2. Wisconsin Life Total (threshold 200)

3. ABA Area Life Total (threshold 400) -The ABA Checklist delineation of the
"ABA Area" will be used. Thus the ABA Area encompassed the 50 states of the US (including Hawaii), Canada, the French islands of St. Pierre and Miquelon (which will add numerous birds to most totals), the adjacent waters to a distance of 200 nautical miles from land or half the distance to a neighboring country, whichever is less. Excluded by these boundaries are Bermuda, the Bahamas, and Greenland." Participation in submitting an ABA Life Total is limited to those who have a claim to at least part time residence in Wisconsin.

4. 2017 BIGBY Total (sometimes called a Green Year) with a threshold of 100.
This number is the total of species seen by selecting a center point (most likely your residence) and then noting all the birds found when walking, biking, canoeing, etc. from this central location. Any species found with the aid of a motorized form of transportation are not countable.

5. County Life Totals (threshold 125). For any county in which one has found
125 or more species, enter the name of the county followed by the number of species found.
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Date: 2/16/18 4:48 pm
From: Dave&Margaret Brasser <2shebbirders...>
Subject: [wisb] Merlin in Sheboygan : )
We had just stepped out of the house to go birding at 3:30 this afternoon when we heard the familiar "kek-kek-kek" of a Merlin. Sure enough: a female Merlin landed in the usual spot at the top of the tall spruce tree in our backyard. It's back! : ) We observed it for 5 minutes, as it serenely surveyed the neighborhood. Then we went on our way birding. : ) First stop: Sheboygan River near the harbor. Loads of Common Goldeneye and Greater Scaup and Canada Geese, plus a few Common and Red-breasted Mergansers and Mallards. Second stop: marina area. Snowy Owl on the rocky breakwall on the east side of the marina. Third "stop": Broughton Drive from Erie Avenue to North Point. More Common Goldeneye, Greater Scaup, Common and Red-breasted Mergansers, and far out on the lake there was one Long-tailed Duck (spotting scope necessary to ID that one!). Plus 125 Mallards by the North Point parking lot, thanks to the kind people that feed them corn regularly. : )
Earlier in the day the feeders at Kohler-Andrae State Park had Mourning Doves, Juncos, Am. Tree Sparrows, Red-breasted and White-breasted Nuthatches, Chickadees, Downy Woodpecker, and one Pine Siskin.
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Date: 2/16/18 3:24 pm
From: nancy tikalsky <ntikalsky...>
Subject: [wisb] Re: Great Backyard Bird Count is underway!
In Illinois we received this "heads-up" for this period from our ebird reviewer with a list of the birds that may be tagged as confusing, which is greatly appreciated. it's great the reviewers are willing to help new birders better understand some of the confusing bird ID's.

"The Great Backyard Bird Count (GBBC) will be held Friday, February 16, through Monday, February 19, 2018. The GBBC leverages eBird to help track the observations. To participate, please visit the Web site below for details.

http://gbbc.birdcount.org

Many beginning birders will be introduced to eBird for the first time through the GBBC. For those who have been using eBird for awhile, you may see some anomalies that week. Thresholds for some common birds that may pose a potential ID problem for beginners (e.g., Downy/Hairy Woodpecker, Sharp-shinned/Cooper's Hawk, Purple/House Finch, etc.) are purposefully set low and may prompt the observer for documentation. Please enter a quick note to the reviewer concerning the ID, your experience, etc. Reviewers would appreciate it.

Thank you for your patience."




Shanti, n.

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From: <wisbirdn-bounce...> <wisbirdn-bounce...> on behalf of Nancy Richmond <polarpastor...>
Sent: Friday, February 16, 2018 9:50 AM
To: Peter A. Fissel
Cc: Wisbirdn
Subject: [wisb] Re: Great Backyard Bird Count is underway!

Please be kind to the eBird reviewers! Enter a few words describing the
bird that will confirm the ID and differentiate it from other species which
could be confused with it. This will allow the reviewer to validate the
sighting without an email exchange.
Thanks
Nancy Richmond
Rhinelander, Oneida Co

On Feb 16, 2018 9:00 AM, "Peter Fissel" <peter.fissel...> wrote:

> Don't forget that today is the first day of the GBBC. If you have never
> participated before, and are interested, see the GBBC website to get
> started and create an account, which you will need to enter data.
>
> http://gbbc.birdcount.org/
>
>
> And, as John Kivikoski reminded us the other day, eBird will be asking you
> to "confirm" species that may seem obvious to experienced birders. Keep in
> mind, this is temporary, and is designed to reinforce IDs that might be
> tricky for certain species for less-experienced birders. Yes, it's an
> extra step, but getting peeved about it won't do you or your blood pressure
> any good.
>
>
> Peter Fissel
>
> Wisbirdn Admin/Monitor
>
> Madison WI
>
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Date: 2/16/18 8:47 am
From: Ryan Brady <ryanbrady10...>
Subject: [wisb] 2 more Boreal Owls - Bayfield County
This year's Boreal Owl irruption continues to reveal itself. A liveone was photographed by a friend in north-central Bayfield County earlier this week. Also a few days ago another was found dead by a homeowner near Washburn in northeastern Bayfield County. Late winter and early spring is often the most difficult time for this species so I expect more will turn up in northwestern counties, especially if we get more cold and snow.

Recommendations for finding one? Walk areas laden with conifer, especially fir and spruce, and listen for mobbing/scolding chickadees. Driving around at dawn/dusk may also be worthwhile, although unlike over in Minnesota very few have been found this way in Wisconsin. Nonetheless, Douglas County would be a good place to start for those seeking this species (as well as potential for Great Grays, Black-backed, and Amer. Three-toed Woodpeckers, all of which have shown irruptive movements south this year).

Ryan Brady
Washburn, Bayfield County, WI
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Date: 2/16/18 7:51 am
From: Nancy Richmond <polarpastor...>
Subject: [wisb] Re: Great Backyard Bird Count is underway!
Please be kind to the eBird reviewers! Enter a few words describing the
bird that will confirm the ID and differentiate it from other species which
could be confused with it. This will allow the reviewer to validate the
sighting without an email exchange.
Thanks
Nancy Richmond
Rhinelander, Oneida Co

On Feb 16, 2018 9:00 AM, "Peter Fissel" <peter.fissel...> wrote:

> Don't forget that today is the first day of the GBBC. If you have never
> participated before, and are interested, see the GBBC website to get
> started and create an account, which you will need to enter data.
>
> http://gbbc.birdcount.org/
>
>
> And, as John Kivikoski reminded us the other day, eBird will be asking you
> to "confirm" species that may seem obvious to experienced birders. Keep in
> mind, this is temporary, and is designed to reinforce IDs that might be
> tricky for certain species for less-experienced birders. Yes, it's an
> extra step, but getting peeved about it won't do you or your blood pressure
> any good.
>
>
> Peter Fissel
>
> Wisbirdn Admin/Monitor
>
> Madison WI
>
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Date: 2/16/18 7:00 am
From: Peter Fissel <peter.fissel...>
Subject: [wisb] Great Backyard Bird Count is underway!
Don't forget that today is the first day of the GBBC. If you have never participated before, and are interested, see the GBBC website to get started and create an account, which you will need to enter data.

http://gbbc.birdcount.org/


And, as John Kivikoski reminded us the other day, eBird will be asking you to "confirm" species that may seem obvious to experienced birders. Keep in mind, this is temporary, and is designed to reinforce IDs that might be tricky for certain species for less-experienced birders. Yes, it's an extra step, but getting peeved about it won't do you or your blood pressure any good.


Peter Fissel

Wisbirdn Admin/Monitor

Madison WI

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Date: 2/15/18 11:37 am
From: Dennis Casper <denncasp.wisbirder...>
Subject: [wisb] Urban Ecology Center Bird Walk, February 15, 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, February 15, 2018
40 degrees
Cloudy
11 birders

Total Species: 19

10 Canada Goose
2 Mallard
1 Red-tailed Hawk
12 Herring Gull
12 Rock Pigeon
1 Red-bellied Woodpecker
1 Yellow-bellied Sapsucker
5 Downy Woodpecker
1 Merlin
5 American Crow

15 Black-capped Chickadee
5 White-breasted Nuthatch
92 European Starling
4 American Tree Sparrow
10 Dark-eyed Junco
6 Northern Cardinal
1 House Finch
4 American Goldfinch
12 House Sparrow

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Date: 2/15/18 6:30 am
From: Peter Fissel <peter.fissel...>
Subject: [wisb] Re: Birding Class - UW Madison Arboretum (general) -- Feb 14, 2018
Forwarding for Paul...

________________________________
From: Paul Noeldner <paul_noeldner...>
Sent: Wednesday, February 14, 2018 10:47 PM
To: Peter Fissel
Subject: Birding Class - UW Madison Arboretum (general) -- Feb 14, 2018

Hi Peter - please fwd to Wisbirdnet thanks!

UW Madison Arboretum (general)
Feb 14, 2018 7:59 AM
Traveling 3.00 miles 90 minutes
All birds reported? Yes
Comments:
The Wed morning Nelson Institute Capstone 600 Birding Class visited the UW Arboretum and enjoyed sightings of flocks of Pine Siskins, House Finches, Robins and Wild Turkey at Longnecker Gardens, several species of Woodpeckers in Wingra Woods and Mallards at Big Spring where Chuck Henrikson who kindly helped lead the outing spotted a highlight Northern Shrike perched atop a tree in the marsh.

4 Canada Goose
4 Mallard
4 Wild Turkey
2 Red-bellied Woodpecker
1 Downy Woodpecker
1 Hairy Woodpecker
1 Northern Shrike
5 Blue Jay
3 American Crow
2 Black-capped Chickadee
1 Tufted Titmouse
2 White-breasted Nuthatch
7 American Robin
15 European Starling
4 Northern Cardinal
12 House Finch
5 Pine Siskin
4 American Goldfinch
Number of Taxa: 18

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Date: 2/14/18 8:23 pm
From: Ryan Brady <ryanbrady10...>
Subject: [wisb] Red Crossbills are nesting
Late last week we had our first confirmation of nesting Red Crossbills this year as some birders documented carrying of nest material in Douglas County. It was also the first-ever documentation of Type 4's nesting in Wisconsin. Pics at: https://ebird.org/atlaswi/view/checklist/S42607677

Today I visited one of my Bayfield County priority blocks and saw many signs of breeding activity, including many isolated pairs,several males feeding females, one copulation event, and, best of all, a pair nest-building 45 feet up in a red pine. Doc shots at: https://ebird.org/atlaswi/view/checklist/S42762670

Now is a good time to visit priority blocks for the Wisconsin Breeding Bird Atlas in search of this species. Learn more at:
https://ebird.org/atlaswi/news/red-crossbills-are-nesting-now-help-us-solve-the-mystery


Ryan Brady
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Date: 2/14/18 4:40 pm
From: Jim Edlhuber <jimedlhuber...>
Subject: [wisb] Eastern Screech Owl MKE Co. 2/14/18, some images...
Hi all,
Doing some birding today in Milwaukee County I came across a Eastern
Screech Owl, gray phase. It was resting in a natural captivity. After a
couple minutes I looked again, and it was gone, probably went back in the
hole. Other than that, birding was very quiet. Almost felt like spring,
plenty of sunshine with the warm weather, temps around 40, next to no wind,
very pleasant.

Couple images at the link below of the Eastern Screech Owl from today if
you care to view them:

*http://www.windowtowildlife.com/eastern-screech-owl-milwaukee-county-wisconsin-february-14-2018/
<http://www.windowtowildlife.com/eastern-screech-owl-milwaukee-county-wisconsin-february-14-2018/>*

Thanks and good birding,

Jim Edlhuber
Town of Genesee Waukesha Co.


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Date: 2/13/18 5:03 am
From: John K <johnny.phoenix13...>
Subject: [wisb] GBBC reminder...
It’s that time of the year so be prepared for many common birds to be
classified as “rare”. It won’t last forever...
John Kivikoski
Rural Iowa County

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Date: 2/12/18 4:00 pm
From: <eileenworman...>
Subject: [wisb] Eastern Screech-Owl and Northern Mockingbird, Richfield, Washington County
I was thrilled to see a rufous-colored Eastern Screech-Owl peeking out
of our backyard duck box yesterday afternoon. It is the 102nd species
seen at our new place. We are coming up to the end of our first year
here next month and I'm happy with the number of birds seen.
You might recall that at our last place in Lebanon, in Dodge County, a
pair of Screech-Owls, one gray and one rufous, occupied one of the
boxes and were successful with breeding. We left that box there and
took one with us to our place in Richfield, in hopes that Wood Ducks
would find it. So far we've never had Wood Ducks in the boxes...but we
again thank Jeff Bahls for providing us with them.
You can see a photo I took of it here:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/beanheadwisconsin/25361307827/in/dateposted/
The Northern Mockingbird that was seen in mid-January for four days,
recently returned, spending three days in a row here. It visited the
yard a couple times each morning, one time around the noon hour, as
well. It mostly drinks a lot of water from our heated bird bath. I
didn't see it today, but am hopeful for more looks at it. I have
posted those sightings to ebird with photos.
Eileen Worman
Richfield, Washington County


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Date: 2/12/18 3:22 pm
From: <cdermody...>
Subject: [wisb]
Hi, My son lives in South Milwaukee on the Oak Creek Parkway. He just had a Great Blue Heron land in his yard!!!

Cathy Dermody, Southeastern Milwaukee County
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Date: 2/12/18 1:01 pm
From: Greg Hottman <greghottman...>
Subject: [wisb] 2 Owls with eye problems.
I thought these photos should be shared in case someone thinks there should
be some intervention.

Snowy Owl, Minong
Healthy picture on 02/06/2018
https://flic.kr/p/22NBzrr
with damaged eye:
https://flic.kr/p/22VENqp

Barred Owl, Madison
I think the owl is ok in this picture taken on 01/20/2018
https://flic.kr/p/JTdeXx
with damage on 02/12/2018:
https://flic.kr/p/Ga8zwu
https://flic.kr/p/ECTVzv

Greg Hottman
Village of Oregon
Dane County


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Date: 2/10/18 8:19 pm
From: <mhurlburt44...>
Subject: [wisb] Re: ALERT: Clark's Nutcracker in Oneida County
Here is my Flickr page on the Clark’s Nutcracker from today
https://flic.kr/s/aHsmcyizrg

Dan and I will send updates throughout the week on if the homeowners are willing to allow visitors viewing of this very cool bird!

Myles Hurlburt
Town of Rib Mountain
Marathon County

Sent from my iPhone

> On Feb 10, 2018, at 7:59 PM, Daryl Tessen <bhaunts...> wrote:
>
> Great photos of a great day!! I really appreciate that the two of you included me in seeing this great bird. I am certain there are many birders going crazy right now about the possibility of seeing it. Good luck to the both of you if you can arrange another group to see it. And again thanks for including me in the great morning! Cheers.
>> On Feb 10, 2018, at 4:45 PM, Myles Hurlburt wrote:
>>
>> Dan,
>>
>> Here is my Flickr Album on our day,
>>
>> https://flic.kr/s/aHsmcyizrg
>>
>> Great FUN!
>>
>> Myles
>>
>>> On Feb 10, 2018, at 4:15 PM, Dan Belter <bwhawk55...> wrote:
>>>
>>> Hello,
>>> This morning, myself and four other birders had the opportunity to visit a
>>> private residence in Oneida County to view a reported Clark's Nutcracker
>>> (CN here after). Upon arriving, we saw the bird right away high up in a
>>> tree as we were getting out of our cars. The CN didn't stay long, and flew
>>> out of the yard as we were walking up to the front door. We were invited
>>> into the very nice home, and talked with the home owners about this bird.
>>> We found out that this bird has been visiting the yard for around 6 weeks
>>> now, and only recently has word gotten out about it.
>>> We all kept our eyes on the feeders, suet bags, and the rib cage of a dead
>>> deer carcass that the CN was coming into. During this time we had great
>>> views of other feeder birds such as a nice Hoary Redpoll mixed in with many
>>> Common Redpolls, a Pileated Woodpecker, and around 10 Pine Grosbeaks that
>>> included 2 males mixed in. After awhile, the CN returned and gave all of us
>>> great views.
>>>
>>> We asked about if others would be allowed to come and visit, but the home
>>> owners were hesitant, and didn't know whether or not if they wanted a lot
>>> of people coming into their yard or house. We decided that we would stay in
>>> contact with them later this week to see if any other visits could be
>>> arranged. So for now, no other visit are allowed, but we are hoping this
>>> will change.
>>>
>>> I posted some photos and a short video to my flickr.com site. Go to;
>>> https://www.flickr.com/photos/bwhawk/albums/72157690333615952/with/39480009184/
>>> to view them.
>>>
>>> If visitation is allow, Myles Hurlburt and I will have to figure out how
>>> this is going to be handled. They might allow one more visit for a limited
>>> number of people. If another visit is allowed, it'll be up to this next
>>> group to try and persuade the host into letting more people visit.
>>>
>>> Stay tuned.
>>>
>>> --
>>> Dan Belter
>>> Marathon County, WI
>>>
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Date: 2/10/18 2:16 pm
From: Dan Belter <bwhawk55...>
Subject: [wisb] ALERT: Clark's Nutcracker in Oneida County
Hello,
This morning, myself and four other birders had the opportunity to visit a
private residence in Oneida County to view a reported Clark's Nutcracker
(CN here after). Upon arriving, we saw the bird right away high up in a
tree as we were getting out of our cars. The CN didn't stay long, and flew
out of the yard as we were walking up to the front door. We were invited
into the very nice home, and talked with the home owners about this bird.
We found out that this bird has been visiting the yard for around 6 weeks
now, and only recently has word gotten out about it.
We all kept our eyes on the feeders, suet bags, and the rib cage of a dead
deer carcass that the CN was coming into. During this time we had great
views of other feeder birds such as a nice Hoary Redpoll mixed in with many
Common Redpolls, a Pileated Woodpecker, and around 10 Pine Grosbeaks that
included 2 males mixed in. After awhile, the CN returned and gave all of us
great views.

We asked about if others would be allowed to come and visit, but the home
owners were hesitant, and didn't know whether or not if they wanted a lot
of people coming into their yard or house. We decided that we would stay in
contact with them later this week to see if any other visits could be
arranged. So for now, no other visit are allowed, but we are hoping this
will change.

I posted some photos and a short video to my flickr.com site. Go to;
https://www.flickr.com/photos/bwhawk/albums/72157690333615952/with/39480009184/
to view them.

If visitation is allow, Myles Hurlburt and I will have to figure out how
this is going to be handled. They might allow one more visit for a limited
number of people. If another visit is allowed, it'll be up to this next
group to try and persuade the host into letting more people visit.

Stay tuned.

--
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Date: 2/9/18 3:45 pm
From: Korducki <korducki...>
Subject: [wisb] Open Breeding Bird Survey Routes
I am currently trying to fill 3 Breeding Bird Survey Routes in Wisconsin. The routes are: Merrill, Wisconsin Rapids and Gresham.

Please let me know if you are interested in filling any of these routes for 2018 and beyond.

Thank you,

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Date: 2/9/18 12:58 pm
From: K Petersen <loonp...>
Subject: [wisb] Screech owl
We had a bit of a surprise this afternoon. As we exited our front door
something flew out from behind a broom we have in the corner of our porch.
It was a grey phase eastern screech owl. It flew into a stand of pines by
our driveway and was soon getting the attention of most of the song birds in
the neighborhood. I am not sure why it was hiding on our open porch, but it
is still in the pines.


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Date: 2/9/18 12:36 pm
From: William Mueller <wpmueller1947...>
Subject: [wisb] Get ready for the Great Backyard Bird Count
Read about this year's count, Feb 16-19, at:
http://futureofbirds.blogspot.com/2018/02/get-ready-for-great-backyard-bird-count.html

William Mueller
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Date: 2/8/18 6:05 pm
From: tracy chiconas <dmarc-noreply...> (Redacted sender tchiconas for DMARC)
Subject: [wisb] Re: Snowy at McKinley Marina


Hi,


I saw a snowy again today at McKinley Marina. The owl i saw today was much heavier barred then the Linnwood snowy. I think the one i saw at the marina on 01 27 18 is the Linnwood snowy, but i think this one is a different one. Pretty amazing seeing two different Snowy Owls at almost exactly the same spot. I wonder where today's owl came from? Attached is a link to my today's report with photos. I posted a few side by side comparison pics as well to show how noticeable the difference is.
I thought it was to be cloudy all day, that sunshine sure made for a wonderful day today. I hope every one was able to enjoy it at some point!

https://ebird.org/wi/view/checklist/S42603065

- Tracy Chiconas
Milwaukee Co.
<tchiconas...>




On Saturday, January 27, 2018 6:13 AM, tracy chiconas <tchiconas...> wrote:



Hi,


For anyone who may be following the Linnwood Snowy Owl (or Snowys in general) i saw a snowy yesterday (01 26 18) at 1:00pm carrying a male Red Breasted Merganser, coming from the north & fly into the marina. I later saw presumably the same owl flying north over Bradford Beach.


There are photos attached to my report.


http://ebird.org/ebird/wi/view/checklist/S42258561


- Tracy Chiconas

Milwaukee Co.

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Date: 2/8/18 3:16 pm
From: Jennifer Ambrose <jenthreat...>
Subject: [wisb] Re: The Loon (Port Washington harbor, Ozaukee Co.)
The discussion about the injured loon was on Facebook and the woman
involved said that she was actually the one that put the Loon back, not
knowing what else to do as she had two large dogs with her and her vehicle
and she was from Illinois. She said the fisherman that hooked the bird felt
very badly about it.
Tom, how far out was the male long-tailed? Was a scope necessary?

On Feb 8, 2018 5:11 PM, "Tom Wood" <tcwood729...> wrote:

> I can't answer Hep's question, but I thought I would update that the
> Red-throated Loon was present today and still seems to be doing well. I
> didn't see it until I was there for over 2 hours. I don't know what to
> think
> of the "gash" that shows up in the photo. At times I could barely make it
> out when the bird was very close, but at certain angles it was prominent. I
> noticed some black feathering extends into the foreneck from the sides of
> the neck, and at times this looked unnatural. I couldn't determine if this
> "gash" mark was an actual injury or just an anomaly in the feathering. In
> any event, the loon seems to be surviving and obviously the wealth of dying
> fish is keeping it in the area.
> Also interesting was a beautiful male Long-tailed Duck which was sometimes
> in the same field of view as the loon!
> Thomas Wood, Menomonee Falls, Waukesha County
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: <wisbirdn-bounce...> [mailto:<wisbirdn-bounce...>]
> On Behalf Of Hephziabah Beulah
> Sent: Thursday, February 08, 2018 11:32 AM
> To: <wisbirdn...>
> Subject: [wisb] The Loon
>
> My question to the individual(s) who saw the fisherman throw the loon back
> into the water, did they Yell Out to the guy, Hey!!! To alert him they
> could
> help or to at least alert him that they saw what he did? Cruelty to animals
> makes a harsh person.
> Hep
> Brookfield, WI
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Date: 2/8/18 3:11 pm
From: Tom Wood <tcwood729...>
Subject: [wisb] Re: The Loon (Port Washington harbor, Ozaukee Co.)
I can't answer Hep's question, but I thought I would update that the
Red-throated Loon was present today and still seems to be doing well. I
didn't see it until I was there for over 2 hours. I don't know what to think
of the "gash" that shows up in the photo. At times I could barely make it
out when the bird was very close, but at certain angles it was prominent. I
noticed some black feathering extends into the foreneck from the sides of
the neck, and at times this looked unnatural. I couldn't determine if this
"gash" mark was an actual injury or just an anomaly in the feathering. In
any event, the loon seems to be surviving and obviously the wealth of dying
fish is keeping it in the area.
Also interesting was a beautiful male Long-tailed Duck which was sometimes
in the same field of view as the loon!
Thomas Wood, Menomonee Falls, Waukesha County

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On Behalf Of Hephziabah Beulah
Sent: Thursday, February 08, 2018 11:32 AM
To: <wisbirdn...>
Subject: [wisb] The Loon

My question to the individual(s) who saw the fisherman throw the loon back
into the water, did they Yell Out to the guy, Hey!!! To alert him they could
help or to at least alert him that they saw what he did? Cruelty to animals
makes a harsh person.
Hep
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Date: 2/8/18 12:23 pm
From: Dennis Casper <denncasp.wisbirder...>
Subject: [wisb] Urban Ecology Center Bird Walk, February 8, 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, February 8, 2018
8 degrees, -5 degrees wind chill
Partly sunny
10 birders

Total Species: 12

1 Red-tailed Hawk
2 Herring Gull
4 Rock Pigeon
2 Red-bellied Woodpecker
5 Downy Woodpecker
10 American Crow
15 Black-capped Chickadee
1 White-breasted Nuthatch
20 European Starling
2 Northern Cardinal

2 House Finch
6 House Sparrow

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Date: 2/8/18 9:32 am
From: Hephziabah Beulah <hephziabahb...>
Subject: [wisb] The Loon
My question to the individual(s) who saw the fisherman throw the loon back
into the water, did they Yell Out to the guy, Hey!!! To alert him they
could help or to at least alert him that they saw what he did? Cruelty to
animals makes a harsh person.
Hep
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Date: 2/8/18 9:00 am
From: KAREN JOHNSON <kmjbirders...>
Subject: [wisb] Solitaire?
Is the bird still being seen? Location? Thanks!

Karen Johnson
Bay View
Milwaukee County

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Date: 2/7/18 7:02 pm
From: Ryan Brady <ryanbrady10...>
Subject: [wisb] Wisconsin's 2017-18 Red Crossbill Irruption
Hot off the press, the latest on this year's Red Crossbill irruption in Wisconsin:

https://ebird.org/wi/news/2017-18-red-crossbill-irruption

Ryan Brady
Washburn, Bayfield County, WI
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Date: 2/7/18 3:08 pm
From: Tom Wood <tcwood729...>
Subject: [wisb] Re: Harlequin Duck in Milwaukee (correction)
I was on the walk north of the Texas Ave. overlook, not south. Sorry for my
messed-up internal compass!
Thomas Wood, Menomonee Falls, Waukesha County

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On Behalf Of Tom Wood
Sent: Wednesday, February 07, 2018 4:41 PM
To: <Wisbirdn...>
Subject: [wisb] Harlequin Duck in Milwaukee

This afternoon I observed a first winter male Harlequin Duck from the walk
south of the Texas Ave. overlook. He was in the limited open water at the
gap in the breakwall along with Greater Scaup, Common and Red-breasted
Mergansers and Common Goldeneye. I checked all the eBird reports so far from
this year, and those reports that indicated gender, reported a female, so
this may be a different bird.
While I was there, I saw two people walk out on the ice toward the open
water. One of them broke through the ice and I was wondering if a call to
911 would be in order. However, through the scope, I saw they were Coast
Guard and were in no distress with the fellow in the water smiling and his
companion standing by unconcerned. Soon, I realized they were having a
rescue drill.
A man in the neighborhood ran out of his house and said he saw two men
walking out on the ice, and suddenly there were only 1 and 1/2 a man!
Unfortunately, all this activity scared away most of the waterfowl, but I
suspect they will be back.
At the South Shore Yacht Club there was an adult Peregrine Falcon resting in
the marina but the whole area was iced over and devoid of other birds.
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Date: 2/7/18 2:41 pm
From: Tom Wood <tcwood729...>
Subject: [wisb] Harlequin Duck in Milwaukee
This afternoon I observed a first winter male Harlequin Duck from the walk
south of the Texas Ave. overlook. He was in the limited open water at the
gap in the breakwall along with Greater Scaup, Common and Red-breasted
Mergansers and Common Goldeneye. I checked all the eBird reports so far from
this year, and those reports that indicated gender, reported a female, so
this may be a different bird.
While I was there, I saw two people walk out on the ice toward the open
water. One of them broke through the ice and I was wondering if a call to
911 would be in order. However, through the scope, I saw they were Coast
Guard and were in no distress with the fellow in the water smiling and his
companion standing by unconcerned. Soon, I realized they were having a
rescue drill.
A man in the neighborhood ran out of his house and said he saw two men
walking out on the ice, and suddenly there were only 1 and 1/2 a man!
Unfortunately, all this activity scared away most of the waterfowl, but I
suspect they will be back.
At the South Shore Yacht Club there was an adult Peregrine Falcon resting in
the marina but the whole area was iced over and devoid of other birds.
Thomas Wood, Menomonee Falls, Waukesha County


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Date: 2/7/18 6:22 am
From: Dan Jackson <DanJackson...>
Subject: [wisb] Snowy Owls at La Crosse Airport
On Sunday, Gwyn Calvetti found a Snowy Owl at the La Crosse Airport.
When I stopped last night, I was lucky enough to spot 2. The first bird seen flew and landed in a tree on the west edge of the airport property north of the main terminal. There was a second bird sitting on top of the cell tower that is located in the old terminal area on the east side of the airport near the control tower and private aircraft hangers.

Good birding,

Dan Jackson
Chaseburg, Vernon County, Wisconsin (Near La Crosse)
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Date: 2/6/18 11:56 am
From: <cdermody...>
Subject: [wisb]
JUST SAW THE FIRST REDPOLLS AT MY FEEDER SINCE NOVEMBER!

Cathy dermody, Southeastern Milwaukee County, St. Francis
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Date: 2/6/18 10:44 am
From: William Mueller <wpmueller1947...>
Subject: [wisb] IMBD is now World Migratory Bird Day
We've all probably attended some International Migratory Bird Day events in
the past. Starting this year, the worldwide events have a new name: World
Migratory Bird Day. See: http://www.worldmigratorybirdday.org/
The Western Great Lake Bird and Bat Observatory will be hosting a World
Migratory Bird Day event on May 20th - more news is forthcoming.


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Date: 2/6/18 8:35 am
From: Rebecca Sher <becca...>
Subject: [wisb] Re: Gull Workshop with Amar Ayyash
Hello All,
The gull event will be held snow or shine. :) Amar is a fantastic teacher
and I'm sure everyone will learn something from the indoor portion of the
workshop.

Thanks!

Becca Sher
Sheboygan WI

On Mon, Feb 5, 2018 at 8:28 PM, Peter Fissel <peter.fissel...> wrote:

> If Weather Underground's forecast for Saturday is correct, I think you're
> going to have the opposite problem. It shows an 80% chance of snow
> starting in the morning and continuing all day, totaling 3"-5". Might make
> for challenging viewing conditions...
>
> Peter Fissel
> Madison WI
>
> ------------------------------
> *From:* <wisbirdn-bounce...> <wisbirdn-bounce...> on
> behalf of <tuttech...> <tuttech...>
> *Sent:* Monday, February 5, 2018 6:59 PM
> *To:* <becca...>; <wisbirdn...>
> *Subject:* [wisb] Re: Gull Workshop with Amar Ayyash
>
> Lets hope the weather is not too nice. Last Saturday a guy in a boat went
> through the harbor and scarred everything out. Way out.
> Tom Uttech
> ---- Rebecca Sher <becca...> wrote:
> > Gull expert Amar Ayyash is coming next Saturday, February 10th to teach
> us
> > gull ID!
> > This special event will start 10am at the W. J. Niederkorn Library in
> Port
> > Washington. Amar will give an ID presentation from 10am to 11:30am then
> we
> > will spend the afternoon at Coal Dock Park where you can put your new
> > skills to the test. Amar will be on hand the whole time to offer training
> > and support. You DO NOT want miss this opportunity to learn from the
> best!
> >
> > This workshop is free and open to everyone! Bring yourself, your optics,
> > and your birding friends!
> >
> > This event is sponsored by the Sheboygan County Audubon Society. For more
> > information, please visit www.facebook.com/sheboygancountyaudubon or
> call
> > 262-707-7478 <(262)%20707-7478>. The W. J. Niederkorn Library is
> located at 316 W Grand Ave,
> <https://maps.google.com/?q16+W+Grand+Ave,+%0D+%3E+Port+Washington+WI+53074&entry=gmail&source=g>
> > Port Washington WI 53074
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> .
> >
> > Hope to see you there!
> >
> > Becca Sher
> > Sheboygan, WI
> >
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Date: 2/5/18 6:55 pm
From: Jeremy Meyer <jmeyer4044...>
Subject: [wisb] Northeastern MN owls, images
Good evening,
I know this isn't a Wisconsin sighting, but not everyone has a chance to
see these birds, so I thought I'd share. A friend and I went to Sax Zim Bog
and northeastern Minnesota, in general looking for owls. It was extremely
cold, temps starting at -26 on Friday, but well worth it! We had 3 Great
Gray's, 1 Northern Hawk, and 2 Boreal Owls. Many other owls were sighted,
but they seemed to only be within view for minutes at a time. A few images
at the link below, if you are interested.

http://www.jmeyerphotography.net/sax-zim-bog-and-northeastern-minnesota-owls-feb-2018/

Have a great night,
Jeremy Meyer
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Date: 2/5/18 6:29 pm
From: Peter Fissel <peter.fissel...>
Subject: [wisb] Re: Gull Workshop with Amar Ayyash
If Weather Underground's forecast for Saturday is correct, I think you're going to have the opposite problem. It shows an 80% chance of snow starting in the morning and continuing all day, totaling 3"-5". Might make for challenging viewing conditions...
Peter Fissel
Madison WI

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Sent: Monday, February 5, 2018 6:59 PM
To: <becca...>; <wisbirdn...>
Subject: [wisb] Re: Gull Workshop with Amar Ayyash

Lets hope the weather is not too nice. Last Saturday a guy in a boat went through the harbor and scarred everything out. Way out.
Tom Uttech
---- Rebecca Sher <becca...> wrote:
> Gull expert Amar Ayyash is coming next Saturday, February 10th to teach us
> gull ID!
> This special event will start 10am at the W. J. Niederkorn Library in Port
> Washington. Amar will give an ID presentation from 10am to 11:30am then we
> will spend the afternoon at Coal Dock Park where you can put your new
> skills to the test. Amar will be on hand the whole time to offer training
> and support. You DO NOT want miss this opportunity to learn from the best!
>
> This workshop is free and open to everyone! Bring yourself, your optics,
> and your birding friends!
>
> This event is sponsored by the Sheboygan County Audubon Society. For more
> information, please visit www.facebook.com/sheboygancountyaudubon<http://www.facebook.com/sheboygancountyaudubon> or call
> 262-707-7478. The W. J. Niederkorn Library is located at 316 W Grand Ave,
> Port Washington WI 53074.
>
> Hope to see you there!
>
> Becca Sher
> Sheboygan, WI
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Date: 2/5/18 5:00 pm
From: <tuttech...>
Subject: [wisb] Re: Gull Workshop with Amar Ayyash
Lets hope the weather is not too nice. Last Saturday a guy in a boat went through the harbor and scarred everything out. Way out.
Tom Uttech
---- Rebecca Sher <becca...> wrote:
> Gull expert Amar Ayyash is coming next Saturday, February 10th to teach us
> gull ID!
> This special event will start 10am at the W. J. Niederkorn Library in Port
> Washington. Amar will give an ID presentation from 10am to 11:30am then we
> will spend the afternoon at Coal Dock Park where you can put your new
> skills to the test. Amar will be on hand the whole time to offer training
> and support. You DO NOT want miss this opportunity to learn from the best!
>
> This workshop is free and open to everyone! Bring yourself, your optics,
> and your birding friends!
>
> This event is sponsored by the Sheboygan County Audubon Society. For more
> information, please visit www.facebook.com/sheboygancountyaudubon or call
> 262-707-7478. The W. J. Niederkorn Library is located at 316 W Grand Ave,
> Port Washington WI 53074.
>
> Hope to see you there!
>
> Becca Sher
> Sheboygan, WI
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Date: 2/5/18 10:14 am
From: Peter Fissel <peter.fissel...>
Subject: [wisb] Fw: Bird and Nature Outing at Cherokee Marsh -- Feb 04, 2018
Forwarding for Paul...

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Sent: Monday, February 5, 2018 11:53 AM


Peter - please fwd to Wisbirdnet thanks!


Cherokee Marsh Conservation Park--North Unit, Feb 04, 2018 1:30 PM
Traveling 1.50 miles 90 minutes
All birds reported? Yes
Comments:
The Super Bowl pregame didn't keep some dedicated birders and naturalists away from a beautiful sunny 1st Sunday of the month Bird and Nature Outing at Cherokee Marsh in the fresh snow. Master Naturalist Alex Singer shared nature lore about tree sap and fingertip tastes of some Maple sap he had collected. Many trees besides Maples, such as Birch, were also historically tapped by Native Americans and by others - including Yellow-bellied Sapsuckers who migrate north as sap starts rising! The snow was so fresh that we found few tracks. School Naturalist Mary Binkley pointed out that some we thought were small bird or mouse trails were actually made by leaves tumbling in the wind, and sure enough we spotted one in action. A Red-tailed Hawk swooped past the parking lot as we set out. Red-bellied Woodpeckers were the most vocal and active birds along with a flock of Wild Turkeys foraging on the sunny south slopes of the Cherokee North Mound where a small flock of Blue Jays also put on a
show. Quite a few people including a family and kids were out enjoying nature recreation and joined the group for parts of the walk and hot chocolate afterward.

6 Wild Turkey
1 Red-tailed Hawk
2 Mourning Dove
5 Red-bellied Woodpecker
1 Hairy Woodpecker
4 Blue Jay
2 American Crow
3 Black-capped Chickadee
2 White-breasted Nuthatch
3 American Tree Sparrow
2 Northern Cardinal
1 House Finch
Number of Taxa: 12

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Date: 2/4/18 12:53 pm
From: Rick Pertile <Mugzy1960...>
Subject: [wisb] Adult Golden Eagle Sawyer County
Greetings~

I have a trail camera set up on a deer carcass and was surprised to see an adult golden eagle feeding two days in a row -- Jan 30 & 31. I have not seen the bird other than on the camera since. Perhaps it's still in the area? I guess time will tell. There have been several other bald eagles feeding as well. My assumption is one is nearby waiting its turn where you see the golden eagle mantling the deer carcass.



Rick Pertile

Edgewater township

Sawyer County


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Date: 2/4/18 12:01 pm
From: Kathi Johnson Rock <kathijr777...>
Subject: [wisb] Bird-Related Programs at the Upcoming WPT Garden Expo
Some of you may be interested in bird-related programming at the upcoming
Wisconsin Public Television Garden Expo, February 9-11, 2018 at the Alliant
Energy Center in Madison, Wisconsin
Garden Expo 2018 <https://wigardenexpo.com/>

Garden Expo 2018

Wisconsin Public Television’s Garden Expo is a midwinter oasis in Madison
for people ready to venture out and di...
<https://wigardenexpo.com/>

--Local hummingbird experts/enthusiasts *Kathi and Michael Rock*, will be
presenting their program, *"Gardening for Hummingbirds"* on Saturday and
Sunday, February 10 & 11.

--On Saturday, February 10 at 4:45 p.m., local filmmakers *Jeff Buss and
Christina Ciano* will be screening their *hummingbird documentary, “A Place
in the Garden”* (featured at the 2017 Madison Film Festival). The film
explores the work of the Rock’s and a couple from Whitewater, WI, Larry and
Emily Scheunemann, who have turned their yards into hummingbird
sanctuaries. Don’t miss out on this most captivating screening! This is a
brand new program at the Garden Expo with a conservation focus---it would
be wonderful to have the support of people from Wisconsin interested in
birding and habitat conservation.

--*Pat Ready *will be once again presenting his very popular program *"How
to Attract Eastern Bluebirds"* on February 10 & 11.

We hope to see some of you there at this major community event!

Kathi & Michael Rock
Madison, WI, Dane County




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Date: 2/4/18 11:17 am
From: Rebecca Sher <becca...>
Subject: [wisb] Gull Workshop with Amar Ayyash
Gull expert Amar Ayyash is coming next Saturday, February 10th to teach us
gull ID!
This special event will start 10am at the W. J. Niederkorn Library in Port
Washington. Amar will give an ID presentation from 10am to 11:30am then we
will spend the afternoon at Coal Dock Park where you can put your new
skills to the test. Amar will be on hand the whole time to offer training
and support. You DO NOT want miss this opportunity to learn from the best!

This workshop is free and open to everyone! Bring yourself, your optics,
and your birding friends!

This event is sponsored by the Sheboygan County Audubon Society. For more
information, please visit www.facebook.com/sheboygancountyaudubon or call
262-707-7478. The W. J. Niederkorn Library is located at 316 W Grand Ave,
Port Washington WI 53074.

Hope to see you there!

Becca Sher
Sheboygan, WI


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Date: 2/4/18 11:17 am
From: Emily Weiser <emily.l.weiser...>
Subject: [wisb] Re: Injured Loon not seen since snagged by fishhook
That old injury was shown in people's pictures before the loon was caught
by the fisherman (at least in the instance most recently reported! - but
people had mentioned that this looked like an old, healed injury that
should not trouble the bird).
Emily Weiser
La Crosse, WI
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Date: 2/3/18 9:47 pm
From: Spence Stehno <pensacola634...>
Subject: [wisb] Buena Vista Owls
It was Friday evening at Buena Vista grasslands in the vicinity of elm and
swamp roads. I had already seen four snowy owls around the area. I was now
looking for short eared owls. For the past couple years I had been graced
with the presence of the SEO's at Paradise Valley near Dousman but this
year I was absolutely skunked as far as finding even one there since last
winter. Around 5:25PM, I saw one fluttering over the field, and then up it
flew directly into the face of a snowy owl sitting on a telephone pole and
started to dive-bomb the snowy. A few seconds later a second SEO joined the
first and was doing the same thing to the snowy who at that point other
than flying off to a farther pole and landing, did not appear to offer any
defense, from the two SEO's. When flying the much larger size of the snowy
to the SEO was obvious. SEO's 3 & 4 were now in the area, making the sweet
sound of their bark and screech as they were flutter-flying around. There
was definitely a different sound being made by the SEO's when they were
coming near the snowy on the pole. After about 15 minutes, Snowy moved to a
3rd pole, and it was too dark to see the SEO's any longer. Sure wish that
they'd return to Paradise Valley!
While at BV I was also grateful to have seen a northern shrike, 17 greater
prairie chickens, Kestrel, 2 harriers, an eagle, rough-legged hawks, common
redpolls graveling and 26 mallards in a canal on Taft.
Spencer Stehno, Waukesha

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Date: 2/3/18 8:37 pm
From: <drrkuech55...>
Subject: [wisb] Injured Loon not seen since snagged by fishhook
Hi:
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Date: 2/3/18 6:40 pm
From: Peter Fissel <peter.fissel...>
Subject: [wisb] Port Washington this morning
Steve Thiessen, Jim Schwarz and I went over to check out the thousands of birds at Port Washington this morning. We drove through a bit of snow on the way there, but it had stopped north of Mequon and visibility was good at Port. We ran into Shaun Putz there and scoped with him - a bit like Jaegerfest, with worse weather.

We whiffed on our target birds (Slaty-backed Gull, Red-throated Loon and Harlequin Duck,) but still got a few "year" birds (it was Jim's first trip over to the big lake this year, so he picked up a lot more.) We had a couple hours of good viewing before it started to snow again around 11:40.


The gulls moved around a lot, and many were on ice floes out beyond the north breakwall or off the mouth of the harbor (especially the big dark ones, unfortunately.) There were at least a dozen each of Great Black-backed, Glaucous and Iceland/Thayer's, along with a few Lesser Black-backs. There was a very intriguing adult in the outer harbor that was a few shades darker than a Herring Gull, but not so dark as a Lesser Black-backed. It was about the size of a Herring Gull, with a very white head and a red spot on the bill. We suspected it was a hybrid, but I can't find anything quite like it in that section of my "Gulls of the Americas" book (which I didn't have along.) Closest resemblance was to Vega Gull.


We did get a Long-tailed Duck in the lagoon at the end of the discharge channel. There was a large flock of Cedar Waxwings in a tree by the entrance to Coal Dock Park. They seemed to be flying down to feed on the numerous crabapples behind the condos on the creek. We checked them carefully, but didn't see any larger gray ones.


A fun day despite the cold. At least we drove back out of the snow coming past West Allis.


Peter Fissel

Madison WI

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Date: 2/3/18 5:32 pm
From: B.G. Sloan <bgsloan3...>
Subject: [wisb] Re: Port Harbor Loon, not so good???
When I click on the link it says it's a password protected image...

On Sat, Feb 3, 2018 at 3:31 PM, <drrkuech55...> wrote:
> Hi all:
>
> Since the Red-throated Loon was caught by a fisherman, several birders have reported that they have seen it and all is good.
>
> Today I could not find it. Hope someone else has. However, here is a photo taken two days ago after the incident.
> There seems to be an ugly gash on it's throat and also a long mark (scrape ??) also on its throat. This is all within the area of where the hook was taken out.
>
> http://www.pbase.com/gimpyshot/image/166956291
>
> Dennis Kuecherer
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Date: 2/3/18 12:31 pm
From: <drrkuech55...>
Subject: [wisb] Port Harbor Loon, not so good???
Hi all:

Since the Red-throated Loon was caught by a fisherman, several birders have reported that they have seen it and all is good.

Today I could not find it. Hope someone else has. However, here is a photo taken two days ago after the incident.
There seems to be an ugly gash on it's throat and also a long mark (scrape ??) also on its throat. This is all within the area of where the hook was taken out.

http://www.pbase.com/gimpyshot/image/166956291

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Mequon, WI
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Date: 2/3/18 11:05 am
From: Hakim Barrett <hakimbarrett...>
Subject: [wisb] Fwd: Horned larks again in Lone Rock
---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: *Hakim Barrett* <hakimbarrett...>
Date: Saturday, February 3, 2018
Subject: Horned larks again in Lone Rock
To: Jennifer Lanzendorf <jenniferlanzendorf...>

Ok, thank you very much for the tips!

On Thursday, February 1, 2018, Jennifer Lanzendorf <
<jenniferlanzendorf...> wrote:

> Back at the end of December I saw a large (150) mixed flock of snow
> Buntings and longspurs along Hwy JJ just east of the Lone Rock airport. If
> we get some good snow this weekend they will move out of the fields and on
> to the roadsides. Look for large flocks flying over the ag fields. You're
> in the right area. Good luck! Please post if you see any!
>
> Jennie Lanzendorf
> Sauk County
>
> On Jan 27, 2018 2:02 PM, "Hakim Barrett" <hakimbarrett...> wrote:
>
>> This morning I saw 2 Horned larks in the plowed agricultural land at the
>> end of Porter Rd. (near Mercer Rd.). I checked Mercer Rd. later and had a
>> much better look through binoculars at one more. No Snow buntings yet.
>> Does
>> anyone know of a spot near Sauk County where there are Snow buntings or
>> Lapland longspurs to see? Thanks,
>>
>> Hakim Barrett
>> Sauk County
>>
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Date: 2/3/18 10:17 am
From: Kay Kavanagh <kkav2299...>
Subject: [wisb] Northern Goshawk Florence Co
We just had our 1st confirmed sighting of a Northern Goshawk (gorgeous
male) at our feeder since May of last year. Although we weren't home much
during last summer while working on the Atlas project, we had pretty much
given up on our 'resident' goshawk. We have been having especially large
numbers (30-40) of Mourning Doves all winter, but noted the past several
weeks their numbers have been more modest. Yesterday I heard them flush
suddenly and saw a large shadow fly through the yard, but I was unable to
identify it. Now we know the possible reason for the reduced number of
doves. We still host from 25-35 Blue Jays which would make a nice meal for
the goshawk and help to reduce our feed bill. Along with the goshawk
sighting, we continue to host 60-75 Common Redpoll with an occasional
Hoary, 1-2 Pine Grosbeak, and occasionally 12 Evening Grosbeak.
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Date: 2/2/18 5:10 pm
From: Mark Korducki <korducki...>
Subject: [wisb] Re: No Slaty-backed Gull this afternoon, Red-throated Loon appears OK/ Ozaukee County
I had the Slaty-backed around 10:45 out toward the harbor entrance for about 10 minutes then couldn’t relocated it.

The RT Loon was in view for a while. Impressive numbers of birds there!!

Mark Korducki New Berlin
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> On Feb 2, 2018, at 6:00 PM, Tom Wood <tcwood729...> wrote:
>
> I could not find the Port Washington Slaty-backed Gull this afternoon. I
> talked to 7 other birders from 1:00 P.M.-4:30 P.M. and none of them had seen
> it. It was good to see the Red-throated Loon behaving normally, so hopefully
> it survived its ordeal without ill effects.
> Thomas Wood, Menomonee Falls, Waukesha County
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Date: 2/2/18 4:01 pm
From: Tom Wood <tcwood729...>
Subject: [wisb] No Slaty-backed Gull this afternoon, Red-throated Loon appears OK/ Ozaukee County
I could not find the Port Washington Slaty-backed Gull this afternoon. I
talked to 7 other birders from 1:00 P.M.-4:30 P.M. and none of them had seen
it. It was good to see the Red-throated Loon behaving normally, so hopefully
it survived its ordeal without ill effects.
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Date: 2/2/18 7:45 am
From: Dave&Margaret Brasser <2shebbirders...>
Subject: [wisb] Port Washington harbor on Thursday, Feb. 1
Thursday afternoon (Feb. 1) we drove to Port Washington harbor to see the
zillions of ducks, geese, and gulls gathered there:
a couple thousand Canada Geese & Herring Gulls,
but couldn't find any Ring-billed Gulls;
hundreds of Common Mergansers;
Mallards & Common Goldeneyes & Red-breasted Mergansers & Greater Scaup &
Lesser Scaup & Redheads & Black Ducks;
Glaucous & Iceland & Great Black-backed Gulls;
one Red-throated Loon;
and even a gorgeous Mute Swan.
There was occasional steam floating over the water, so we hesitated
identifying any of the 8 dark-backed Gulls as Slaty-backed; but it's
probably there somewhere!!!!
Due to the COLD and the strong west wind, we had trouble with our eyes
watering constantly and the "tears" freezing on our cheeks!!!! : / At
least the sun was shining! : ) And we had warm jackets & hats & gloves &
pants & sweaters & socks & boots & scarves & ... : )
Enjoy your day and the birds no matter the weather!!!!!! : )
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Date: 2/2/18 6:18 am
From: Peter Fissel <peter.fissel...>
Subject: [wisb] Fw: Nelson Inst Birding Class at UW Lakeshore Nature Preserve--Picnic Point -- Jan 31, 2018
Forwarding for Paul...

________________________________
From: Paul Noeldner <paul_noeldner...>
Sent: Thursday, February 1, 2018 11:09 PM
To: Peter Fissel
Subject: Nelson Inst Birding Class at UW Lakeshore Nature Preserve--Picnic Point -- Jan 31, 2018

Hi Peter - please fwd to Wisbirdnet, thanks.

UW Lakeshore Nature Preserve--Picnic Point
Jan 31, 2018
7:39 AM
Traveling
1.00 miles
90 minutes
All birds reported? Yes
Comments:
The every Wed morning Nelson Institute Capstone 600 Birding Class braved 7:30am cold at Picnic Point for their first outing of the semester. After a slow start with few birds active we were rewarded with a small but interesting variety of birds. The highlight was a very cooperative Tufted Titmouse spotted by Chuck Henrikson and instructor Anke Keuser that posed and sang lustily, joined by a commensal flock of Black-capped Chickadees, Dark-eyed Juncos, White-breasted Nuthatch, Cardinals and Bluejays. Two Coopers Hawks flew what appeared to be pair bonding maneuvers nearby over the Biocore Prairie.

7 Canada Goose
2 Cooper's Hawk
2 Mourning Dove
2 Red-bellied Woodpecker
1 Northern Flicker
2 Blue Jay
2 American Crow
4 Black-capped Chickadee
1 Tufted Titmouse
2 White-breasted Nuthatch
1 American Robin
5 Dark-eyed Junco
2 Northern Cardinal
2 American Goldfinch
1 House Sparrow

Number of Taxa: 15

Paul Noeldner, Maple Bluff
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Date: 2/1/18 7:09 pm
From: Owen Hanson <wely09...>
Subject: [wisb] Re: RFI: Slaty-backed Gull
I was there today and it is possible I saw Slaty-backed gulls. I just
got home and have not had a chance to confirm ID's. Gulls are tough
so we will see. There are hundreds of gulls in the harbor. They are
literally everywhere. Don't know if this is any help, but that is the
gull report for now.

Owen Hanson, Stevens Point, WI


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> If anyone searches for this bird today, could you please let me (or the
> list in general) know the outcome? A few of us are considering a drive over
> tomorrow, and a negative or positive report would help us inform that
> decision.
> Thanks!
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> Madison
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Date: 2/1/18 6:52 pm
From: Owen Hanson <wely09...>
Subject: [wisb] Re: r.t. loon
Owen Hanson, Stevens Point WI

On 2/1/18, Owen Hanson <wely09...> wrote:
> I was in Port Washington today, 02/01/2018, and saw the Red-throated
> Loon at approximately 11:00 am, and again at 5:00 pm. I am assuming it
> is the same bird. As far as I know there is only one known to be at
> Port Washington. It did not appear to be in distress. I never saw it
> feed, but I did see it dive.
> Again, hoping for the best.
>
> On 2/1/18, <drrkuech55...> <drrkuech55...> wrote:
>> That was my gal partner. This is before the incident.
>> ---- Robert Demge <robdem02...> wrote:
>>> A friend and myself saw the loon around 3:00pm in the north slip near
>>> Dockside Deli, we saw it dive and it came up 10-20 yds north. We
>>> encountered a lady photographer who had two collies tied up and we told
>>> her
>>> that we saw it. I think she might have tried to photograph it. It did
>>> not
>>> look injured to us and it had a white neck, I did not see red throat
>>> Thanks, Bob Demge
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Date: 2/1/18 6:51 pm
From: Owen Hanson <wely09...>
Subject: [wisb] Re: r.t. loon
I was in Port Washington today, 02/01/2018, and saw the Red-throated
Loon at approximately 11:00 am, and again at 5:00 pm. I am assuming it
is the same bird. As far as I know there is only one known to be at
Port Washington. It did not appear to be in distress. I never saw it
feed, but I did see it dive.
Again, hoping for the best.

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> That was my gal partner. This is before the incident.
> ---- Robert Demge <robdem02...> wrote:
>> A friend and myself saw the loon around 3:00pm in the north slip near
>> Dockside Deli, we saw it dive and it came up 10-20 yds north. We
>> encountered a lady photographer who had two collies tied up and we told
>> her
>> that we saw it. I think she might have tried to photograph it. It did not
>> look injured to us and it had a white neck, I did not see red throat
>> Thanks, Bob Demge
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Date: 2/1/18 6:08 pm
From: Jennifer Lanzendorf <jenniferlanzendorf...>
Subject: [wisb] Re: Horned larks again in Lone Rock
Back at the end of December I saw a large (150) mixed flock of snow
Buntings and longspurs along Hwy JJ just east of the Lone Rock airport. If
we get some good snow this weekend they will move out of the fields and on
to the roadsides. Look for large flocks flying over the ag fields. You're
in the right area. Good luck! Please post if you see any!
Jennie Lanzendorf
Sauk County

On Jan 27, 2018 2:02 PM, "Hakim Barrett" <hakimbarrett...> wrote:

> This morning I saw 2 Horned larks in the plowed agricultural land at the
> end of Porter Rd. (near Mercer Rd.). I checked Mercer Rd. later and had a
> much better look through binoculars at one more. No Snow buntings yet. Does
> anyone know of a spot near Sauk County where there are Snow buntings or
> Lapland longspurs to see? Thanks,
>
> Hakim Barrett
> Sauk County
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Date: 2/1/18 12:10 pm
From: Hakim Barrett <hakimbarrett...>
Subject: [wisb] Carolina wren update
A Carolina wren is back in the yard this morning (probably the same one I
saw earlier unless there's a pair hanging around). A few others have been
reported elsewhere in Wisconsin this year, including at Pheasant Branch in
Madison. Good birding!

Hakim Barrett
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Date: 2/1/18 11:29 am
From: <drrkuech55...>
Subject: [wisb] Re: r.t. loon
That was my gal partner. This is before the incident.
---- Robert Demge <robdem02...> wrote:
> A friend and myself saw the loon around 3:00pm in the north slip near
> Dockside Deli, we saw it dive and it came up 10-20 yds north. We
> encountered a lady photographer who had two collies tied up and we told her
> that we saw it. I think she might have tried to photograph it. It did not
> look injured to us and it had a white neck, I did not see red throat
> Thanks, Bob Demge

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Date: 2/1/18 10:08 am
From: Kenneth Younger <kyounger...>
Subject: [wisb] RFI: Slaty-backed Gull
If anyone searches for this bird today, could you please let me (or the
list in general) know the outcome? A few of us are considering a drive over
tomorrow, and a negative or positive report would help us inform that
decision.
Thanks!
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Date: 2/1/18 9:54 am
From: Dennis Casper <denncasp.wisbirder...>
Subject: [wisb] Urban Ecology Center Bird Walk, February 1, 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, February 1, 2018
8 degrees, -11 degrees wind chill
Clear
11 birders

Total Species: 11

2 Canada Goose
3 Herring Gull
15 Rock Pigeon
1 Red-bellied Woodpecker
6 Downy Woodpecker
9 Black-capped Chickadee
2 White-breasted Nuthatch
40 European Starling
8 American Tree Sparrow
8 Dark-eyed Junco

20 House Sparrow

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Date: 1/31/18 7:00 pm
From: Jennifer Ambrose <jenthreat...>
Subject: [wisb] Re: Red-throated Loon may be deceased
I scoured the area from 310 to 5pm looking for the slaty backed gull and
never saw the loon.
On Jan 31, 2018 8:47 PM, <drrkuech55...> wrote:

> Jan 31 - Port Harbor
> Around 2:00 PM, there were about 5 of us watching and photographing the
> Red-throated Loon from the Coal Dock Rd. It swam and dived for quite a
> while. Once it swam around the corner to the inner harbor. A gal and I
> drove over to the inner and outer harbors. She went to the inner. We
> located it again. I drove over to the inner harbor as it was closer and
> the gal came running up to me. She stated that the Loon dove and took a
> fisherman's bait. He yanked it out of the water. She held it till they
> removed the hook that was fairly deep behind the throat. The fisherman
> then threw it back into the water. It dove immediately. This was about
> 3:00 PM. We looked for it for about an hour to no avail. Wish I would have
> been there to take it the wild game rehab hospital.
>
> Other birds recorded besides the normal ones that have been around for a
> while. Snowy Owl (On outer dock number 241), Mute Swan, Several
> Black-backed Gulls, one Lesser, Several Cormorants, a Long-tailed Duck and
> a female Harlequin out behind in the break water. First Hooded Merganser
> for me this year.
>
> Dennis Kuecherer
> Mequon, WI
> Ozaukee Cty
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Date: 1/31/18 6:47 pm
From: <drrkuech55...>
Subject: [wisb] Red-throated Loon may be deceased
Jan 31 - Port Harbor
Around 2:00 PM, there were about 5 of us watching and photographing the Red-throated Loon from the Coal Dock Rd. It swam and dived for quite a while. Once it swam around the corner to the inner harbor. A gal and I drove over to the inner and outer harbors. She went to the inner. We located it again. I drove over to the inner harbor as it was closer and the gal came running up to me. She stated that the Loon dove and took a fisherman's bait. He yanked it out of the water. She held it till they removed the hook that was fairly deep behind the throat. The fisherman then threw it back into the water. It dove immediately. This was about 3:00 PM. We looked for it for about an hour to no avail. Wish I would have been there to take it the wild game rehab hospital.

Other birds recorded besides the normal ones that have been around for a while. Snowy Owl (On outer dock number 241), Mute Swan, Several Black-backed Gulls, one Lesser, Several Cormorants, a Long-tailed Duck and a female Harlequin out behind in the break water. First Hooded Merganser for me this year.

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Date: 1/31/18 5:22 pm
From: Tom Wood <tcwood729...>
Subject: [wisb] Last half-day in the north woods
Due to having received about 3" of snow last night, and knowing that forest
roads have the lowest priority for plowing, I decided to
return to Alvin and Argonne for my trip finale.
The First Street feeder in Alvin was loaded with redpolls, and as I
mentioned recently in the redpoll discussion, they ranged from very dark to
very pale, though I didn't see enough detail to call any of them a Hoary.
There was only one Evening Grosbeak here and one near the STH 55 feeder
north of town. A perched Northern Shrike was no doubt attracted by the bird
activity in town. Not wanting to encounter problems driving the unplowed
streets, I just walked around town, hoping to see the Red Crossbills or Pine
Grosbeaks that have been eBirded there. I had no luck and didn't see much in
the way of birdlife.
However, after I left town, I spotted a bird high on a pine at the
intersection of STH 55 and STH 70. I thought it might be a Red Crossbill,
and it was. I set up my scope and had great looks at 2 males and 1 female at
the tops of the trees near the intersection.
At Argonne, the Pine Street feeder may have been empty because there were no
birds there. Further west, a feeder and the ground beneath it along STH 55
was also loaded with redpolls. I was pleased to see a pair of Cardinals
there since I thought they were rather rare in the far north.
Thomas Wood, Menomonee Falls, Waukesha County


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Date: 1/31/18 4:52 pm
From: Dave Moffat <moffatfam...>
Subject: [wisb] Excerpts from the Wintering Golden Eagle Survey Final Results
From Scott's summary:

Many of you made the comment "there were hardly any birds in the air". With
no wind and overcast skies, there was no "free ride" so most raptors were
content to just sit and perch hunt. This made those elusive Golden Eagles
even harder to find, so although we had no fog to deal with this year, we
still didn't have ideal conditions for finding Golden Eagles.

The Wintering Golden Eagle Survey by the numbers:

4 States-Minnesota, Wisconsin, Iowa, Illinois
32 Counties covered (17 in WI, 8 in MN, 4 in IL, 3 in IA)
Wisconsin counties- Buffalo, Columbia, Crawford, Dane, Dunn, Eau
Claire, Grant, Iowa, LaCrosse, Monroe, Pepin, Pierce, Richland, Sauk,
Trempealeau, Vernon, Waupaca
Minnesota counties- Chisago, Fillmore, Goodhue, Houston, Morrison,
Wabasha, Washington, Wabasha
Illinois counties- Jo-Davies, Stephenson, Whiteside, Winnebago
Iowa counties- Allamakee, Clayton, Winneshiek

71 Routes covered
200 Surveyors

550 Observer hours
6,190 Miles driven

62 Golden Eagles
42 Golden Eagle first found as a perched bird
20 Golden Eagle first found as a flying bird
52 Adult Golden Eagle
10 Non-adult Golden Eagle

1152 Bald Eagle
955 Adult Bald Eagle
179 Non-adult Bald Eagle
36 Unidentified Eagle (half counted as bald)

730 Red-tailed Hawk Over 90+% adults
131 Rough-legged Hawk
1 Red-shouldered Hawk
16 Cooper's Hawk
8 Sharp-shinned Hawk
1 Peregrine Falcon
128 American Kestrel
3 Merlin
3 Northern Harrier
9 Unidentified Raptors
6 Barred Owl
1 Snowy Owl

Other species reported:
13 Northern Shrike
610 Wild Turkey
297 American Robin
306 American Crow
1 Northern Raven
40 Eastern Bluebird
100 Canada Goose
18 Trumpeter Swan
2 Mute Swan
4 Ruffed Grouse
14 Ring-necked Pheasant
3 Red-headed Woodpecker
2 Northern Flicker
17 Pileated Woodpecker
16 Belted Kingfisher
Rock Dove
European Starling
House Sparrow
Common Merganser
Common Goldeneye
Mallard
Northern Cardinal
Blue Jay
Black-capped Chickadee
219 Dark-eyed Junco
32 American Tree Sparrow
15 Common Redpoll
5 Purple Finch
114 Cedar Waxwing
Horned Lark

Notable mammals seen:
Gray Squirrel
Fox Squirrel
Opossum
Beaver
Raccoon
River Otter
Red Fox
White-tailed Deer (1 albino reported)

Thanks again for all of your help and don't forget to put January 19th 2019
on your calendar for the 15th Annual Wintering Golden Eagle Survey.

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Dave Moffat
Verona, Dane County, WI



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Date: 1/31/18 4:15 pm
From: Jim Edlhuber <jimedlhuber...>
Subject: [wisb] Townsend's Solitaire UW Arboretum Dane Co. 1/31/18, some images...
Hi all,
I decided to make a run up to the UW Arboretum in Madison Wisconsin. My
target bird was the Townsend's Solitaire. It was present shortly after I
arrived, but only gave brief views before disappearing. A couple hours
later it was back and doing some feeding on conifers and once feeding on
the ground too while I was there. I was told the Townsend's Solitaire was
first seen there back on December 12, 2017. Wow, with all the food there I
can see why it has not moved on. Usually there are a couple of Townsend's
Solitaires found at Devil's Lake State Park every year. I think it has been
awhile since one has been reported here, but not sure. Another bird to note
for the day but was not present, was a Northern Saw-whet Owl that was seen
yesterday. Numerous birders showed up for that prize bird but it could not
be found during the time I was there. It was a nice day out birding with
some sun, mild temps and low winds. It was nice too to see some birders I
have not seen for some time!

A few images of the Townsend's Solitaire from today at the link below if
you care to view them:


*http://www.windowtowildlife.com/townsends-solitaire-uw-arboretum-madison-dane-county-wisconsin-january-31-2018/
<http://www.windowtowildlife.com/townsends-solitaire-uw-arboretum-madison-dane-county-wisconsin-january-31-2018/>*
Thanks and good birding,

Jim Edlhuber
Town of Genesee Waukesha Co


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Date: 1/31/18 12:16 pm
From: Gmail <bhaunts...>
Subject: [wisb] Port Washington this a.m.
I spent a few hours checking the Port Washington harbor this morning---2+ hours. During this time I ran into Jesse Peterson (again within a week) and Tom Uttech (first time we have seen each other in years!)---fun time. I arrived around 8:00 and found the Slaty-backed Gull, Iceland Gull (both adults), Lesser Black-backed Gull (subadult) and eventually an adult Great Black-backed Gull flying in from the lake and landing lakeside beyond the north break wall. Checking in the harbor revealed 20+ Glaucous and 10+ Great Black-backed Gulls. At least one more Lesser BB Gull was seen in the harbor. Also present were a Snowy Owl, Redheads, Canvasback, Hooded Merganser, Mute Swan, Ruddy Duck plus the standard waterfowl. This remains and impressive sight, perhaps the best spot to see a nice variety of birds in the "dead" of winter.
A check of Harrington Beach SP, Kohler SP and Sheboygan revealed almost no birds, although there were three Great BB Gulls in the Sheboygan harbor.
Daryl Tessen
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Date: 1/30/18 6:35 pm
From: Sandy Petersen <buboarcto2...>
Subject: [wisb] Re: big Peter Fissel bird
Yes, rare and ... essential!
Sandy Petersen, Dane/Door



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> I saw a big ol Peter Fissel bird today. Is this a rare find for Wiscowsin?
> Haha
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Date: 1/30/18 5:17 pm
From: Hakim Barrett <hakimbarrett...>
Subject: [wisb] big Peter Fissel bird
I saw a big ol Peter Fissel bird today. Is this a rare find for Wiscowsin?
Haha

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Date: 1/30/18 3:22 pm
From: Tom Wood <tcwood729...>
Subject: [wisb] Slow day in the north woods today
I started the day by checking around Eagle River which sometimes has
interesting birds in the winter. Maybe it was due to sub-zero temperatures,
but there was not a bird to be seen, not even a Starling.
There was some excitement, for a while, in Alvin. At the First Street feeder
there were 15 Evening Grosbeaks and about 8 redpolls.
Suddenly, like an arrow, a Merlin shot through the property, dispersing all
the birds. With nothing to look at, I moved to the feeder north of town
along STH 55, where there were more (or maybe the same) Evening Grosbeaks
and redpolls. Suddenly, for undetermined reasons, these birds all took
flight (maybe the Merlin cruised by?).
I drove up to, and parked at the entrance to Wilson Road (north of town)
During an approximately .5 mile walk down this road I saw Chickadees and
about 10 White-winged Crossbills at the top of a tall spruce tree. By now it
was 10:30 A.M. and I hoped the birds had returned to the feeders at Alvin.
Unfortunately, only a couple of Chickadees had returned.
I spent most of the rest of the day searching the forest roads and walking
the Giant Pine Trail. I didn't have much to show for my efforts since I saw
none of the boreal specialties. The "best" birds seen were one Common Raven,
one Northern Shrike, one redpoll, one Pileated Woodpecker, and two
Red-breasted Nuthatches.
Deer were seen in several places and they seem to be thriving in the north
woods. One continuously hung around the upper Fourth Street feeder in Alvin.
I had poor results similar to what Daryl Tessen reported in Three Lakes with
only a single Blue Jay making an appearance.
I guess other people have been having better luck, so I hope this doesn't
discourage anyone from trying. A different day might make the difference.
Thomas Wood, Menomonee Falls, Waukesha County


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Date: 1/30/18 2:24 pm
From: Spence Stehno <pensacola634...>
Subject: [wisb] Slaty Backed Gull Port Washington
This slaty backed Gull was visible in the main part of the Inner Harbor
from the coal dock Pier this afternoon in Port Washington. Thank you for
posting.
Other birds present also included, red-throated loon, Harlequin duck, long
tailed duck, glaucous Gull, Iceland Gull, greater and lesser black-backed
Gull, snowy owl, red headed duck, Canvasback duck, Ruddy Duck,
double-crested cormorant, and the elusive coot.
Spence Stehno
Waukesha Wisconsin

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Date: 1/29/18 4:55 pm
From: Tom Wood <tcwood729...>
Subject: [wisb] Re: White-winged Crossbills in Outagamie County, start to an "up north trip"
(This apparently did not send properly, so this is a second try)
I noticed several eBird reports of White-winged Crossbills in Outagamie
County seen in the Wolf River Wildlife Area along CTH M northwest of
Shiocton. I didn't know exactly where to look, but two of the reports
reported an address of N7941 CTH M which was very helpful, since even though
I couldn't find a sign with that address, there are homes nearby with
address signs, so I knew when I was in the general area. I looked for a
parking lot that was near spruce trees and wasn't totally an ice skating
rink. Eventually, I saw one of the crossbills on top of a spruce and I
worked through the weeds and ice over to that area. The flock responded to
pishing, and I was able to get close-up looks at one male and one female for
a few seconds, but after checking me out, the flock (approximately 8 birds)
flew to a more northerly location in the spruces which may have possibly
been on private property. Near the crossbills were 5 redpolls which flew
with the crossbills.
The eBird reports from yesterday indicated there were 50! crossbills, but I
was on my way to the northwoods and didn't spend much more time looking.
Also along CTH M there were two each adult Bald Eagles and Rough-legged
Hawks perched right along the road.
So far my trip north has been very slow, perhaps since I didn't get to
Crandon until after 2:00 P.M. At Argonne I saw a beautiful male Purple Finch
and 4 Common Redpolls at a feeder. A Raven flew across STH 55 on the way
north. FR2182 didn't have a single bird. Tomorrow I'll try Alvin and check
out some other locations.
Thomas Wood, Menomonee Falls, Waukesha County


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Date: 1/29/18 4:52 pm
From: Tom Wood <tcwood729...>
Subject: [wisb] White-winged Crossbills in Outagamie County, start to an "up north trip"
I noticed several eBird reports of White-winged Crossbills in Outagamie
County seen in the Wolf River Wildlife Area along CTH M northwest of
Shiocton. I didn't know exactly where to look, but two of the reports
reported an address of N7941 CTH M which was very helpful, since even though
I couldn't find a sign with that address, there are homes nearby with
address signs, so I knew when I was in the general area. I looked for a
parking lot that was near spruce trees and wasn't totally an ice skating
rink. Eventually, I saw one of the crossbills on top of a spruce and I
worked through the weeds and ice over to that area. The flock responded to
pishing, and I was able to get close-up looks at one male and one female for
a few seconds, but after checking me out, the flock (approximately 8 birds)
flew to a more northerly location in the spruces which may have possibly
been on private property. Near the crossbills were 5 redpolls which flew
with the crossbills.
The eBird reports from yesterday indicated there were 50! crossbills, but I
was on my way to the northwoods and didn't spend much more time looking.
Also along CTH M there were two each adult Bald Eagles and Rough-legged
Hawks perched right along the road.
So far my trip north has been very slow, perhaps since I didn't get to
Crandon until after 2:00 P.M. At Argonne I saw a beautiful male Purple Finch
and 4 Common Redpolls at a feeder. A Raven flew across STH 55 on the way
north. FR2182 didn't have a single bird. Tomorrow I'll try Alvin and check
out some other locations.
Thomas Wood, Menomonee Falls, Waukesha County


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Date: 1/29/18 9:49 am
From: Gmail <bhaunts...>
Subject: [wisb] Black & Surf Scoter
I checked the Kewaunee and Algoma harbors this morning. Kewaunee had the usual species with 2 Lesser Scaup among the Greater in the limited part of the open water. Several hundred (3-400) Greater Scaup were out on the lake. The only gulls were Herring.
Algoma harbor is mainly frozen. Many of the Canada Geese were on the south side of the break wall with standard ducks plus 15 Redheads. However at the harbor entrance a female Black Scoter was working the area. A Surf Scoter was seen way to the north of the harbor (scope required for this one). There was only a small number of Common Goldeneyes (many less than in Kewaunee) with only about 2 or 3 females (all Common). Only 2 Herring Gulls were present!

Nice to see the scoters as they seem to be scarce this winter so far, from my attempts along the lake and what has been posted by other birders.
Daryl Tessen
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Date: 1/29/18 9:24 am
From: Kim Kreitinger <k.kreitinger...>
Subject: [wisb] WSO Buena Vista and Necedah Field Trip Report
Field trip participants saw a total of SEVEN Snowy Owls on yesterday's
field trip to Buena Vista and Necedah NWR, including Bancroft - the Project
SNOWstorm owl that WSO sponsored! Read about this and other highlights from
Sunday's sunny winter outing at: https://wsobirds.org/about-wso/news
Kim Kreitinger
Madison, WI


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Date: 1/29/18 6:48 am
From: Kenneth Younger <kyounger...>
Subject: [wisb] Re: Boreal Owl - Dane County (Not Chaseable)
Jacqueline Edmunds Sandberg (rehabber at Dane County Humane Society's
Wildlife Center) just followed up to a post about this on Facebook that the
bird was found in downtown Madison! She also noted that the last record for
this species this far south was 2013 in MKE. Pretty amazing!
-Kenny Younger
Madison, WI


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On Mon, Jan 29, 2018 at 7:58 AM, Owen Hanson <wely09...> wrote:

> Here is hoping for the best.
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> > In a noteworthy record, a Boreal Owl was found in Dane County (no
> specific
> > location) and admitted to the Dane County Humane Society's Wildlife
> Center.
> > "This owl was found on the ground being mobbed by crows, and a concerned
> > citizen was able to capture and transport him to DCHS. We diagnosed him
> > with a corneal ulcer on his left eye, but otherwise he appears to be in
> > good health. Hopefully with some rest and medications he'll be on his way
> > again soon! "
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Date: 1/29/18 5:59 am
From: Owen Hanson <wely09...>
Subject: [wisb] Re: Boreal Owl - Dane County (Not Chaseable)
Here is hoping for the best.

Owen Hanson, Stevens Point, Wisconsin


On 1/29/18, Sunil Gopalan <sgopalan...> wrote:
> In a noteworthy record, a Boreal Owl was found in Dane County (no specific
> location) and admitted to the Dane County Humane Society's Wildlife Center.
> "This owl was found on the ground being mobbed by crows, and a concerned
> citizen was able to capture and transport him to DCHS. We diagnosed him
> with a corneal ulcer on his left eye, but otherwise he appears to be in
> good health. Hopefully with some rest and medications he'll be on his way
> again soon! "
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Date: 1/29/18 5:47 am
From: Sunil Gopalan <sgopalan...>
Subject: [wisb] Boreal Owl - Dane County (Not Chaseable)
In a noteworthy record, a Boreal Owl was found in Dane County (no specific
location) and admitted to the Dane County Humane Society's Wildlife Center.
"This owl was found on the ground being mobbed by crows, and a concerned
citizen was able to capture and transport him to DCHS. We diagnosed him
with a corneal ulcer on his left eye, but otherwise he appears to be in
good health. Hopefully with some rest and medications he'll be on his way
again soon! "

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Date: 1/28/18 7:03 pm
From: Dave Moffat <moffatfam...>
Subject: [wisb] Weekend birding
It was windy and sunny yesterday afternoon so Ann, Xena and I went looking
for eagles in Iowa and Grant county. We even stopped to say hello to Dick
and Christine O. No goldens (Xena's streak has been broken). There were lots
of birds in the air, which was a big change from last weekend. Overall we
saw:
Bald Eagle: 13
Red-tailed Hawk: 18
Rough-legged Hawk: 4
American Kestrel: 1
Belted Kingfisher: 1

We then headed south looking for the Snowy Owls around Montfort. We were
successful in seeing one.

Today we drove up to Freedom to participate in the NRF trip. We saw three
Snowy Owls, four Red-tailed Hawks, a Cooper's Hawk, a Bald Eagle and two
American Kestrels. One of the Snowies was in the area frequented by Badger
(https://www.projectsnowstorm.org/snowstorm-owls-winter-2017-18/badger/)
though we couldn't see any manifestation of a radio pack.

After the group disbanded, Ann and I took one last jaunt down Section Line
Rd. There we saw one Northern Harrier and four Short-eared Owls. A nice
finish to the weekend.

Dave Moffat
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Date: 1/28/18 5:26 pm
From: Mitchell Nussbaum <dmarc-noreply...> (Redacted sender acornwithteeth for DMARC)
Subject: [wisb] Duck Pond
I went to the Duck Pond, on Nakoma Rd, this afternoon. There were about 100 Mallard ducks, some were black. And 3 white ducks. There was also a female Common Merganser. And there were 3 Cardinals, 2 Black-capped chickadees and 2 Downy woodpeckers.

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Date: 1/28/18 2:39 pm
From: Peter Fissel <peter.fissel...>
Subject: [wisb] Pheasant Branch this afternoon
After the morning snow squalls finally ended, Pat Ready and I went to Pheasant Branch Conservancy in Middleton after lunch. We started along the stream corridor east of Park St. It was quiet until we got down to the second bridge, when it really picked up. There were multiple Pine Siskins, lots of Chickadees, a very vocal pair of Tufted Titmice, and a Brown Creeper. We finally heard and saw a Carolina Wren up on a woodpile behind a house on the south side.

We went up to the county portion on Pheasant Branch Rd., but couldn't spot the No. Shrike that's been hanging around. We did see a No. Harrier still in the colorful immature plumage, with an almost Robin-orange breast. Not much else there besides some Canada Geese on the open water downstream from the springs.


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Date: 1/28/18 2:00 pm
From: Rick Pertile <Mugzy1960...>
Subject: [wisb] Black-backed woodpeckers/White-winged crossbills Sawyer county
Greetings all~

This past Tuesday the 23rd while out hiking in a black spruce bog, I unexpectedly discovered TWO black-backed woodpeckers. A female first, then a male on the opposite end of the bog. Unfortunately at that time, I only had binoculars in my possession but I did get great views of both birds.


I decided to go out the following day with my camera in hopes of relocating the birds. I almost immediately relocated the female (assuming it's the same bird) but unfortunately was unable to find the male after about 2.5 hours of searching. I may at some point hike to this spot again, albeit it's quite the jaunt and especially now after the 8 inches of snow we had earlier in the week. Also feeding in the bog was a flock of about 20 white-winged crossbills


The bog is not far from the town of Edgewater on public hunting land and at the end of the hunter walk in trail to the west of county road F.


Link below to a few photos I was able to get of the female woodpecker and a few shots of the crossbills although poor quality.


Rick Pertile

Edgewater township

Sawyer County



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Date: 1/28/18 7:03 am
From: Carl Schroeder <omiimiig...>
Subject: [wisb] Hoary Redpoll Manitowoc Cty
I posted an eBird observation of a female Hoary Redpoll seen yesterday at
my feeders. Hoary is a tricky ID so if you take a look at my photos and
think it is not a Hoary, let me know. I'm open to the possibility it is
the palest Common Redpoll I've ever seen.
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/email?subID=S42296625

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Date: 1/28/18 5:55 am
From: <wilmoss...>
Subject: [wisb] Neenah Birds in the Last Week
Not much for the time spent out observing. Snowy Owl on the top of a light pole along highway 41 by the correction facility in Oshkosh. Northern shrike on county highway A by the Winnebago county boat landing. At Jefferson park in Menasha there are about a thousand Common Goldeneye, 5 swans (and yes I am not good enough to know what kind), handful of common mergansers and three bald eagles. Pine siskins at the house in Neenah and at Heckrodt. Also at Heckrodt were bald eagles, a titmouse, flock of gold finches plus the more common fare. Two robins in our backyard, where they come to roost in the evening. Rory Williams, Neenah, Winnebago County
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Date: 1/28/18 5:50 am
From: Bill Wright <bwright...>
Subject: [wisb] Bald Eagles

Good Morning,

We saw 88 bald eagles in the Kaukauna area yesterday with the largest
concentration (60+) being along County ZZ, just south of where it
intersects with County GG. The birds were sitting in the fields, in the
trees and soaring overhead. Beautiful day.

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Brown County






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Date: 1/27/18 12:02 pm
From: Hakim Barrett <hakimbarrett...>
Subject: [wisb] Horned larks again in Lone Rock
This morning I saw 2 Horned larks in the plowed agricultural land at the
end of Porter Rd. (near Mercer Rd.). I checked Mercer Rd. later and had a
much better look through binoculars at one more. No Snow buntings yet. Does
anyone know of a spot near Sauk County where there are Snow buntings or
Lapland longspurs to see? Thanks,

Hakim Barrett
Sauk County


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Date: 1/27/18 11:52 am
From: Dave&Margaret Brasser <2shebbirders...>
Subject: [wisb] Snowy Owl at Sheboygan Marina : )
Scanning the Sheboygan Marina at 1:30 today, I was thrilled to find a young
Snowy Owl on one of the marina piers (#28), sitting on top of one of the
white storage bins. We have been seeing one or two Snowy Owls in the marina
& harbor area frequently this winter, but usually on the rocky breakwaters.
Nice to see one a little closer! And always a thrill to see one! : )
-- margaret brasser
Sheboygan
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Date: 1/27/18 8:24 am
From: Dar and Cathy Tiede <woodwarbler49...>
Subject: [wisb] Possible FEMALE Barrow's goldeneye - Algoma
Forwarding the following message which was posted yesterday to our bird club Facebook page.
ALERT:
Female BARROW’S GOLDENEYE at Algoma Harbor.
Actively diving at the Mobile Gas Station immediately across the River from the fish cleaning pavilion.

I realize that female common versus Barrow’s is challenging. Please note that no photos or details were provided for a positive ID.

If you are close by you might want to check it out.

Link to Sibley article on this subject attached.
http://www.sibleyguides.com/2010/01/distinguishing-female-barrows-and-common-goldeneyes/

Dar Tiede
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Date: 1/27/18 8:17 am
From: Dan Minkebige <xdwing...>
Subject: [wisb] Snowys
Well we took our trip to Green Bay and then back through the Freedom area today. Saw our 1st Snowy in a pouring rain around 1:30 in the afternoon. Saw our 2nd. one a short time after. Always a "wonderful" day when you get to see those birds !!!! Thanks to all for the information.

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Date: 1/27/18 8:01 am
From: tracy chiconas <dmarc-noreply...> (Redacted sender tchiconas for DMARC)
Subject: [wisb] Snowy at McKinley Marina
Hi,

For anyone who may be following the Linnwood Snowy Owl (or Snowys in general) i saw a snowy yesterday (01 26 18) at 1:00pm carrying a male Red Breasted Merganser, coming from the north & fly into the marina. I later saw presumably the same owl flying north over Bradford Beach.

There are photos attached to my report.

http://ebird.org/ebird/wi/view/checklist/S42258561

- Tracy Chiconas
Milwaukee Co.
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Date: 1/26/18 3:55 pm
From: Jim Edlhuber <jimedlhuber...>
Subject: [wisb] Northern Saw-whet Owl MKE Co. 1/19/18, some images, late post...
Hi all,
The last few weeks I looked extensively for the elusive Northern Saw-whet
Owl. Recently while out birding, I was checking out some more trees. I was
excited to find a fresh pellet on the ground, then a short distance away, a
cute Northern Saw-whet Owl was staring at me. I have never seen a Northern
Saw-whet Owl before, captive or wild so this was a real treat and a life
bird too. Not moving much, I put my camera up, took a few shots of this
beautiful owl. I would tell anyone who asks, how do you find a Northern
Saw-whet Owl? Look in the pine trees around you. You just might be
surprised to find one like I was and be rewarded too with a photo. A mostly
cloudy day, temps in the mid 40's, with steady winds.

A few images of the Northern Saw-whet Owl at the link below if you care to
view them:

*http://www.windowtowildlife.com/northern-saw-whet-owl-in-milwaukee-county-wisconsin-on-january-19-2018/
<http://www.windowtowildlife.com/northern-saw-whet-owl-in-milwaukee-county-wisconsin-on-january-19-2018/>*

Thanks and good birding,

Jim Edlhuber
Town of Genesee Waukesha Co.


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Date: 1/25/18 5:54 pm
From: Tom Wood <tcwood729...>
Subject: [wisb] Lake Express ferry terminal this afternoon/Milwaukee County
After a relatively uneventful birding afternoon at Grant Park, Sheridan
Park, Texas Ave. overlook, and South Shore Yacht Club,
I was pleased to see 2 White-winged Scoters from the ferry terminal parking
lot. One was a beautiful adult male. The other was sleeping, but did not
seem as black as the adult male, so it may have been a first winter bird.
On the far breakwall were 3 Great Black-backed Gulls- 2 adults and 1 first
winter.
While I was scoping these birds, a lady who saw my scope and thought I might
be a fellow photographer alerted me to the young Snowy Owl perched on the
north end of the rock pile behind the terminal building. I noticed the rock
it was standing on was stained red and none of the other rocks had this
stain, so it is pure speculation on my part, but perhaps this is its "dinner
table."
Thomas Wood, Menomonee Falls, Waukesha County


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Date: 1/25/18 4:03 pm
From: Dan Minkebige <xdwing...>
Subject: [wisb] Snowys
Thanks to all for the information on Snowys. We will plan on heading to Green Bay first and hitting the Freedom area on the way home later in the afternoon. We will let you know how it goes.

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Date: 1/25/18 3:04 pm
From: KIM JACOBSON <kimjrocks...>
Subject: [wisb] Re: Snowys
3-5 and they'll be getting out of the fieldsband onto the lightpoles.
Kimj

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Sent: Thursday, January 25, 2018 4:46:33 PM
To: wisbird
Subject: [wisb] Snowys

Hi folks,

I was just wondering if time of day matters much when searching for Snowy Owls? We are planning on a trip over to the Freedom area tomorrow and would like to go the "best" time if there is one.

Thanks for any information,
Paula Minkebige,
Waupaca


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Date: 1/25/18 2:47 pm
From: Dan Minkebige <xdwing...>
Subject: [wisb] Snowys
Hi folks,

I was just wondering if time of day matters much when searching for Snowy Owls? We are planning on a trip over to the Freedom area tomorrow and would like to go the "best" time if there is one.

Thanks for any information,
Paula Minkebige,
Waupaca


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Date: 1/25/18 1:08 pm
From: Gmail <bhaunts...>
Subject: [wisb] Pheasant Branch
I spent about 2 hours this morning birding Pheasant Branch, part of the time with Aaron H and Jesse P. Besides the standard birds there were 2 Carolina Wrens, a White-throated Sparrow, a Brown Creeper and a Kingfisher. (Aaron had a Screech Owl in a box which did not show itself when Jesse and I checked it out later.) An enjoyable time!
Daryl Tessen
Appleton,, WI

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Date: 1/25/18 11:58 am
From: Ryan Brady <ryanbrady10...>
Subject: [wisb] Bird conservation news from the WI Bird Conservation Initiative
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Date: 1/25/18 11:56 am
From: Dennis Casper <denncasp.wisbirder...>
Subject: [wisb] Urban Ecology Center Bird Walk, January 25, 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, January25, 2017
25 degrees
Partly cloudy
15 birders

Total Species: 20

6 Canada Goose
1 Cooper’s Hawk
2 Red-tailed Hawk
3 Herring Gull
6 Rock Pigeon
3 Red-bellied Woodpecker
7 Downy Woodpecker
2 Hairy Woodpecker
1 Merlin
4 American Crow

12 Black-capped Chickadee
8 White-breasted Nuthatch
5 European Starling
4 American Tree Sparrow
3 Song Sparrow
12 Dark-eyed Junco
2 Northern Cardinal
5 House Finch
18 American Goldfinch
6 House Sparrow

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Date: 1/24/18 11:13 pm
From: Steve <stevethiessen...>
Subject: [wisb] Hoary Redpoll, Stoughton

Wednesday afternoon there was 1 Hoary Redpoll with 31 Common Redpolls, in a birch. This was just north of Greig and Page Street. This was a good tree to see some redpolls early, when they first got here. Redpolls were hard to find after we had the warm spell. This was also the most I’ve seen this year.
There were 43 Tundra Swans at the Cty B widespread of the Yahara River. Still around 200 Common Goldeneyes.
Steve Thiessen Stoughton Dane co.

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Date: 1/24/18 3:50 pm
From: Hakim Barrett <hakimbarrett...>
Subject: [wisb] Bakken's Pond
There are some small scattered flocks of Cedar waxwings and American robins
at Bakken's Pond in Lone Rock. Other winter highlights were Canada geese
and Am. Tree sparrows. Heard one Eastern bluebird around Sauk County forest
area last week. Last time I checked, there still is a Belted Kingfisher
present near the dike. Another good place to look is along the stream area
that connects to Long Lake.

Hakim Barrett
Sauk County


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Date: 1/24/18 9:07 am
From: Peter Fissel <peter.fissel...>
Subject: [wisb] Fw: Bird and Nature Outing at Warner Park (Dane Co.) -- Jan 21, 2018
Forwarding for Paul...

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From: Paul Noeldner <paul_noeldner...>
Sent: Wednesday, January 24, 2018 10:34 AM
To: Peter Fissel
Subject: Bird and Nature Outing at Warner Park (Dane Co.) -- Jan 21, 2018

Hi Peter - please fwd to Wisbirdnet thanks!

Warner Park (Dane Co.)
Jan 21, 2018 1:30 PM
Traveling 1.00 miles 90 minutes
All birds reported? Yes
Comments:
About 15 people joined the every 3rd Sunday Bird and Nature Outing at Warner Park on Sunday Jan 20 led by Naturalist Paul Noeldner with help from Kathlean Wolf. After a loop through Warner Woods to look at examples of fungi and filling the Nature Nook feeders, the highlight was a short walk across the Warner Pond Lagoon ice out to Marsh Island. We visited the large beaver lodge and Wild Warner president Tim Nelson checked for possible sounds of beavers with a sonic scope (the babies are not born until late Spring). The group talked about how birds, otters, fish, amphibians and other species benefit from beaver and muskrat created pond and wetland habitats and structures for shelter, nesting, feeding and raising young. Birding was unusually quiet even for a winter afternoon, perhaps due to the long cold spell. Good Citizen Science requires filing negative data, not just great days, so we duly filled out a very short eBird report of the 3 species observed.

3 Mourning Dove
1 Red-bellied Woodpecker
2 Black-capped Chickadee
Number of Taxa: 3




Paul Noeldner
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608 698 0104
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Date: 1/24/18 7:02 am
From: Ryan Brady <ryanbrady10...>
Subject: [wisb] Re: Project SNOWstorm needs your help in Wisconsin
Wisconsin nowhas two more tagged Snowy Owls as part of Project SNOWstorm, bringing our statewide total to four. AUSTIN is the bird many of you so kindly donated to track. Thank you!

https://www.projectsnowstorm.org/posts/bancroft-austin-badger-arlington/


Ryan Brady
Washburn, Bayfield County, WI
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From: Ryan Brady <ryanbrady10...>
Sent: Wednesday, January 10, 2018 5:24 PM
To: <wisbirdn...>
Subject: Re: Project SNOWstorm needs your help in Wisconsin


Thanks to the contributions of various donors Wisconsin now has two owls tagged as part of Project SNOWstorm. And with some luck a few more should be coming soon.

https://www.projectsnowstorm.org/posts/badger-arlington-take-stage/


Ryan Brady
Washburn, Bayfield County, WI
http://www.pbase.com/rbrady




From: Ryan Brady <ryanbrady10...>
Sent: Thursday, December 21, 2017 8:44 AM
To: <wisbirdn...>
Subject: Re: Project SNOWstorm needs your help in Wisconsin




WE DID IT! Thanks to the Wisconsin Public Service Foundation, Madison Audubon Society,Wisconsin Society for Ornithology, Natural Resources Foundation, and many individual donors,up to SIX Wisconsin owls will be fitted with transmitters byProject SNOWstorm.

THANK YOU FOR SUPPORTING THIS PROJECT! Stay tuned for updates later this winter.


Ryan Brady


Washburn, Bayfield County, WI
http://www.pbase.com/rbrady




From: Ryan Brady <ryanbrady10...>
Sent: Wednesday, December 20, 2017 5:24 PM
To: <wisbirdn...>
Subject: Re: Project SNOWstorm needs your help in Wisconsin


Birders, today is the LAST DAY to donate toward this Snowy Owl research in Wisconsin! Thanks to generous donors and a sponsorship from the WPS Foundation, we're about 80% to our fundraising goal. Help us close the gap by supporting this project today. Donate now at the link below. Thank you!

http://www.wisconservation.org/help-track-snowy-owls/


Ryan Brady
Washburn, Bayfield County, WI
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From: Ryan Brady <ryanbrady10...>
Sent: Monday, December 11, 2017 1:28 PM
To: <wisbirdn...>
Subject: Project SNOWstorm needs your help in Wisconsin


If you've been following Snowy Owl irruptions over recent years then you are aware of Project SNOWstorm, a cutting-edge collaborative research project tracking the birds' movements like never before. After a several-year hiatus here, the project aims to tag multiple owls in Wisconsin again this year. But doing so will require help, as the project relies heavily on contributions from organizations and individuals who want to help conserve the birds.

Join the Natural Resources Foundation of Wisconsin in helping scientists learn more about theSnowy Owl. Donate by December 20th to capitalize on this year's irruption and help theSNOWstorm team place tracking devices on owls in Wisconsin and monitor their movements throughout the year, leading to better conservation of this declining species.NRF is matching all donations dollar for dollar up to $3,000!

Learn more and donate at:
http://www.wisconservation.org/help-track-snowy-owls/

Thanks for considering,

Ryan Brady
Washburn, Bayfield County, WI
http://www.pbase.com/rbrady
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