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Received From Subject
3/24/17 5:36 pm Dave&Margaret Brasser <2shebbirders...> [wisb] Sheboygan Cty N/I "ponds" + PW Coal Dock Park
3/24/17 4:17 pm Jennifer Ambrose <jenthreat...> [wisb] My Milwaukee area sightings today
3/24/17 3:55 pm K Petersen <loonp...> [wisb] Sheboygan County
3/24/17 3:17 pm Karen Johnson <kmjbirders...> [wisb] Addition to Whitnall Park sightings
3/24/17 3:14 pm Karen Johnson <kmjbirders...> [wisb] Whitehall Park / Wehr Nature Center / Milwaukee County
3/24/17 3:08 pm Tom Wood <tcwood729...> [wisb] Ozaukee County today 3-24-2017
3/24/17 2:20 pm Marty and Terry Evanson <mtevanson...> [wisb] Madison area Greater Yellowlegs
3/24/17 1:15 pm Richter Museum <richter...> [wisb] FW: Chandler Robbins passing
3/24/17 12:24 pm Steve Thiessen <stevethiessen...> [wisb] Bike trip Stoughton to McFanland and back
3/24/17 9:06 am Dave&Margaret Brasser <2shebbirders...> [wisb] Merlin back in Sheboygan! : )
3/23/17 8:12 pm Mark Korducki <korducki...> [wisb] Chandler Robbins passing
3/23/17 2:50 pm William Mueller <wpmueller1947...> [wisb] International Migratory Bird Day - Forest Beach Preserve - May 20
3/23/17 2:11 pm Brady, Ryan S - DNR <Ryan.Brady...> [wisb] Owl Surveyors Needed
3/23/17 1:02 pm B.G. Sloan <bgsloan3...> [wisb] Re: Identification help
3/23/17 12:55 pm Tim Balassie <dmarc-noreply...> (Redacted sender tbalassie for DMARC) [wisb] Identification help
3/23/17 10:49 am Steve Mullen <worse.than.costanza...> [wisb] Snow Goose, Pickett, Winnebago Co.
3/22/17 6:20 pm jeffrey fortier <jfortier300...> [wisb] Bender park
3/22/17 2:09 pm Jim Edlhuber <jimedlhuber...> [wisb] Leucistic American Robin in Waukesha 3/22/17, some images...
3/22/17 10:25 am jeffrey fortier <jfortier300...> [wisb] Identification help
3/22/17 8:52 am Victoria Torgrim <vtorgrim54...> [wisb] April waterfowl birding near Mauston
3/21/17 6:33 pm jeffrey fortier <jfortier300...> [wisb] Bender park Harlequin
3/21/17 4:57 pm Ashley Berg <aberg083076...> [wisb] Whooping Cranes - Jefferson Co.
3/21/17 4:37 pm Jim Edlhuber <jimedlhuber...> [wisb] Horned Grebe - Grant Park MKE Co 3/21/17 some images...
3/21/17 3:40 pm Tom Prestby <jjprestby...> [wisb] REMINDER: WBBA II Southwest Regional Kickoff is Saturday
3/21/17 3:25 pm Carol Moerke <carol.moerke...> [wisb] Snow goose in Sussex
3/21/17 2:42 pm Seegert, Greg <gseegert...> [wisb] Misc observations
3/21/17 2:26 pm K Petersen <loonp...> [wisb] Flooded fields - Sheboygan County
3/21/17 2:18 pm Judith Huf <judith_huf...> [wisb] WW Scoter at MKE Art Museum
3/21/17 1:41 pm Peter Fissel <peter.fissel...> [wisb] Fw: Basic Bird ID class at Wehr Nature Center
3/21/17 12:49 pm Smith, Jason <jsmith...> [wisb] Leucistic Robin - Waukesha County
3/21/17 12:22 pm Gwyn Calvetti <gwyntells...> [wisb] My confusing bird song
3/21/17 11:32 am Andrea Szymczak <harrierhawk1...> [wisb] Pike Lake/Hartford Field Trip - April 2nd
3/21/17 8:26 am Patrick Ready <birdsready...> [wisb] FOY birds UW Arb/Madison
3/20/17 7:02 pm Matthew Rothschild <mrbirdwatcher1...> [wisb] Costa Rican guide
3/20/17 6:11 pm Jeremy Meyer <jmeyer4044...> [wisb] Cinnamon Teal / Barrow's Goldeneye images 3/18
3/20/17 4:27 pm Tim Hahn <thahnbirder...> [wisb] Pewaukee Lake full of Diving Ducks
3/20/17 3:27 pm Kelly Bryant <kbryant189...> [wisb] Mute Swans
3/20/17 12:24 pm Gmail <bhaunts...> [wisb] Menasha, Neenah
3/20/17 7:42 am Kim Kreitinger <k.kreitinger...> [wisb] WSO Sheboygan Field Trip Report
3/20/17 6:54 am Gwyn Calvetti <gwyntells...> [wisb] Bird song stumps me
3/19/17 4:19 pm Jim and Julie Hess <jrhbird...> [wisb] No Barrow's this afternoon in Sheboygan North Point
3/19/17 4:19 pm Bob Matyas <bobmatyas...> [wisb] European Goldfinch - Kenosha
3/19/17 4:11 pm Richter Museum <richter...> [wisb] Tundra Swans, Oconto CO.
3/19/17 4:00 pm Sharon Swiggum <sgswiggum...> [wisb] Great Blue Heron, Hooded Mergansers, Wood Duck [Richland County]
3/19/17 2:27 pm Tom Wood <tcwood729...> [wisb] Another Harlequin Duck in Milwaukee, Milwaukee County
3/19/17 10:57 am Jym Mooney & Carol Lee Hopkins <hopmoon...> [wisb] Harlequin Duck in Milwaukee 3/19
3/19/17 9:28 am Steve Thiessen <stevethiessen...> [wisb] Buena Vista
3/19/17 7:47 am Tim Hahn <thahnbirder...> [wisb] Tonight - Jeff Bahls presents for the Goss Bird Club at Retzer Nature Center
3/18/17 6:19 pm Nancy <backnancy...> [wisb] Eurasian Collared Doves? Sheboygan WI today
3/18/17 5:35 pm Gmail <bhaunts...> [wisb] Goose Pond, etc field trip
3/18/17 4:26 pm Steve Thiessen <stevethiessen...> [wisb] Sheboygan to Virmond Park
3/18/17 3:28 pm Steve Mullen <worse.than.costanza...> [wisb] Sheboygan County birds today
3/18/17 3:16 pm Marty and Terry Evanson <mtevanson...> [wisb] Northern Shrike at Shoveler's Sink
3/18/17 1:31 pm William Mueller <wpmueller1947...> [wisb] Bird migration forecasts in real time
3/18/17 9:40 am Glen Chism <dmarc-noreply...> (Redacted sender gwchism for DMARC) [wisb] Dark-Eyed Juncos singing in Madison.
3/18/17 9:23 am Pamela Schwedler <dmarc-noreply...> (Redacted sender dovekie for DMARC) [wisb] robins
3/17/17 12:38 pm Jennifer Wenzel <niddpidd...> [wisb] Short Eared Owls-Bong-Kenosha
3/17/17 11:31 am Pamela Schwedler <dmarc-noreply...> (Redacted sender dovekie for DMARC) [wisb] Greater White Fronted Geese
3/17/17 10:35 am Jennifer Wenzel <niddpidd...> [wisb] Re: Swans in Kenosha Co.
3/17/17 9:31 am Jim and Julie Hess <jrhbird...> [wisb] Barrow's Goldeneye et al in Sheboygan at North Point
3/17/17 9:14 am ARLENE KOZIOL <arlenekoziol...> [wisb] Sandhill Cranes on Ice
3/17/17 6:00 am Steve Thiessen <stevethiessen...> [wisb] Re: Island Lake, Dane Co
3/17/17 5:59 am Dar Tiede <crepuscular...> [wisb] Request for info - Cancun and Yucatan Peninsula
3/16/17 7:05 pm Scott Puchalski <obsidianblur...> [wisb] Help Needed
3/16/17 6:58 pm Dennis Casper <denncasp.wisbirder...> [wisb] Urban Ecology Center Bird Walk, March 16, 2017
3/16/17 6:43 pm Steve Mullen <worse.than.costanza...> [wisb] Swans in Kenosha Co.
3/16/17 4:33 pm Betsy Abert <betsyacorn...> [wisb] Great Black Backed South Milwaukee
3/16/17 4:31 pm Aaron Stutz <dmarc-noreply...> (Redacted sender agstutz for DMARC) [wisb] Re: Cinnamon Teal
3/16/17 3:19 pm Mark Korducki <korducki...> [wisb] Re: Cinnamon Teal
3/16/17 3:02 pm Kyle Lindemer <kyle.lindemer...> [wisb] Re: Cinnamon Teal
3/16/17 2:42 pm Tom Wood <tcwood729...> [wisb] Re: Cinnamon Teal
3/16/17 1:26 pm Owen Hanson <wely09...> [wisb] Island Lake, Dane Co
3/16/17 1:13 pm Art Sonneland <asonneland...> [wisb] Cinnamon Teal
3/16/17 12:21 pm Mike Reese <mikereese...> [wisb] Barrow's Goldeneye, Sheboygan 2:00
3/16/17 9:59 am Art Sonneland <asonneland...> [wisb] Sheboygan Barrow's Goldeneye
3/16/17 8:21 am Mark Martin <marksuemartin...> [wisb] Re: WSO Dane and Columbia County Ponds
3/16/17 8:09 am Kim Kreitinger <k.kreitinger...> [wisb] WSO Dane and Columbia County Ponds
3/15/17 7:28 pm ty27wagner <ty27wagner...> [wisb] ID help
3/15/17 6:53 pm Tom Schultz <trschultz...> [wisb] Re: Bird id help - Pierce County WI
3/15/17 6:35 pm Ty Wagner <ty27wagner...> [wisb] Bird id help - Pierce County WI
3/15/17 3:58 pm Steve Thiessen <stevethiessen...> [wisb] Re: Red-throated Loon numbers increasing in Port Washington
3/15/17 3:15 pm William Mueller <wpmueller1947...> [wisb] kestrel ecology and nestbox monitoring workshop
3/15/17 3:08 pm Jim Edlhuber <jimedlhuber...> [wisb] Barrow's Goldeneye - Sheboygan Co. 3/15/17, some images...
3/15/17 3:02 pm Tom Wood <tcwood729...> [wisb] Red-throated Loon numbers increasing in Port Washington
3/15/17 3:01 pm Steve Thiessen <stevethiessen...> [wisb] Island Lake ,Dane co.
3/15/17 2:40 pm Ryan Brady <ryanbrady10...> [wisb] Chequamegon Bay Birding & Nature Festival, 18-20 May 2017
3/15/17 2:30 pm Gmail <bhaunts...> [wisb] Sheboygan area
3/15/17 2:08 pm Steve Mullen <worse.than.costanza...> [wisb] Swans, Kenosha Co.
3/15/17 12:29 pm Jeffrey Bahls <jbahls...> [wisb] Horicon Marsh Bird Club Meeting
3/15/17 9:27 am Steve Thiessen <stevethiessen...> [wisb] Albany WA
3/15/17 8:14 am Jeff Virant <rainbow...> [wisb] First Robin of Spring - Polk County
3/15/17 6:32 am Spence Stehno <pensacola634...> [wisb] Barrow's at Sheboygan
3/14/17 4:26 pm Tom Wood <tcwood729...> [wisb] Re: Cinnamon Teal appears to be a hybrid / Sheboygan County
3/14/17 3:20 pm Tom Wood <tcwood729...> [wisb] Red-throated Loons in Port Washington, Ozaukee County
3/14/17 3:04 pm Jim Edlhuber <jimedlhuber...> [wisb] Barred and Long-eared Owls in the falling snow WI. 3/14/17, some images...
3/14/17 2:42 pm Steve Betchkal <gonebirding88...> [wisb] Re: Global Big Day
3/14/17 1:13 pm Judy Ettenhofer <judyett...> [wisb] Re: Global Big Day
3/14/17 1:00 pm Dan Belter <bwhawk55...> [wisb] Barrow's Goldeneye, Sheboygan
3/14/17 12:44 pm Carl Schwartz <cschwartz3...> [wisb] Re: Global Big Day
3/14/17 11:51 am <tcwood729...> [wisb] Cinnamon Teal appears to be a hybrid / Sheboygan County
3/14/17 10:28 am Mark Korducki <korducki...> [wisb] Re: Global Big Day
3/14/17 10:24 am William Mueller <wpmueller1947...> [wisb] Global Big Day
3/14/17 6:41 am Steve Thiessen <stevethiessen...> [wisb] Leola Marsh
3/14/17 5:46 am Schroeder Carl <Carl.Schroeder...> [wisb] Cinnamon Teal present
3/13/17 8:47 pm Steve Konings <stvknngs...> [wisb] Swans MKE Co
3/13/17 7:47 pm William Mueller <wpmueller1947...> [wisb] bird migration and global change
3/13/17 1:41 pm <dmarc-noreply...> (Redacted sender roamu for DMARC) [wisb] Cinnamon Teal, NO
3/12/17 7:08 pm Jennifer Ambrose <jenthreat...> [wisb] Re: Correct link Sheboygan Birding Part III: Gulls (From Mar. 5).
3/12/17 6:37 pm Jennifer Ambrose <jenthreat...> [wisb] Sheboygan Birding Part III: Gulls (From Mar. 5).
3/12/17 6:15 pm Lester Doyle <zzzlester...> [wisb] Snowy Owl - Columbia Co.
3/12/17 5:02 pm Nancy <backnancy...> [wisb] Cinnamon Teal Sheboygan county
3/12/17 5:02 pm Peter Fissel <peter.fissel...> [wisb] Re: Hwy 51 Madison three nests
3/12/17 4:11 pm Gmail <bhaunts...> [wisb] WSO field trip highlights
3/12/17 2:43 pm Dar Tiede <crepuscular...> [wisb] CINNAMON TEAL in Sheboygan County
3/12/17 2:34 pm Suzanne Harp <dmarc-noreply...> (Redacted sender suzharp for DMARC) [wisb] Hwy 51 Madison three nests
3/12/17 2:13 pm Barb and Ken Wardius <bkw...> [wisb] Greater White-Fronted Goose Milwaukee-Yes
3/12/17 11:20 am PAUL R VAN GINKEL <prvangin...> [wisb] RFI: Florida Keys
3/12/17 10:36 am Jeff Galligan <jgalligan27...> [wisb] Re: White-winged Scoter still on Lake Monona (Madison)
3/11/17 7:34 pm Kenneth Younger <kyounger...> [wisb] Re: White-winged Scoter still on Lake Monona (Madison)
3/11/17 5:50 pm Tom Schultz <trschultz...> [wisb] Bill Brooks
3/11/17 5:09 pm Bob Matyas <bobmatyas...> [wisb] Greater White-fronted Goose-Milwaukee
3/11/17 4:26 pm Dave Moffat <moffatfam...> [wisb] Belize birding
3/11/17 3:05 pm Kenneth Younger <kyounger...> [wisb] Re: White-winged Scoter still on Lake Monona (Madison)
3/11/17 1:24 pm Lester Doyle <zzzlester...> [wisb] Blue Phase Ross's Goose at Goose Pond (Columbia Co.)
3/11/17 12:38 pm Dennis Casper <denncasp.wisbirder...> [wisb] Urban Ecology Center Bird Walk, March 9, 2017
3/11/17 11:23 am Peter Fissel <peter.fissel...> [wisb] White-winged Scoter still on Lake Monona (Madison)
3/10/17 5:17 pm Jim Edlhuber <jimedlhuber...> [wisb] Killdeer in the puddle in MKE Co. 3/10/17, some images...
3/10/17 2:42 pm Steve Thiessen <stevethiessen...> [wisb] W-w scoter, Lake Monona
3/10/17 1:23 pm Jim Edlhuber <jimedlhuber...> [wisb] White-winged Scoter Lakeshore SP MKE 3/10/17, some images...
3/10/17 9:39 am Karen Etter Hale <chimneyswift1...> [wisb] Re: False security
3/10/17 9:15 am Peter Fissel <peter.fissel...> [wisb] Re: False security
3/10/17 7:52 am Betsy Abert <betsyacorn...> [wisb] Tundra Swans So. Milwaukee
3/10/17 7:22 am Jerry Schoen <basketsandbirds...> [wisb] False security
3/9/17 4:54 pm Tom Wood <tcwood729...> [wisb] Re: Northern Kettle Moraine State Forest and Sheboygan County Ponds
3/9/17 3:46 pm Tom Wood <tcwood729...> [wisb] Northern Kettle Moraine State Forest and Sheboygan County Ponds
3/9/17 12:41 pm Dale Bonk <debunkshy...> [wisb] Re: Ross's and Snows ,Dane county
3/9/17 12:22 pm Steve Thiessen <stevethiessen...> [wisb] Ross's and Snows ,Dane county
3/9/17 12:19 pm Eric's Email <dmarc-noreply...> (Redacted sender brewbird1 for DMARC) [wisb] Re: Fwd: Re: Peru bird guide?
3/9/17 6:31 am Bill Volkert <billvolkert11...> [wisb] Fwd: Re: Peru bird guide?
3/9/17 6:27 am Judy s. <cherryjamcookies...> [wisb] Partially leucistic house sparrow Outagamie
3/9/17 5:57 am beau schaefer <dmarc-noreply...> (Redacted sender beauschaefer for DMARC) [wisb] Re: Peru bird guide?
3/9/17 5:36 am Andria Blattner <ablattner22...> [wisb] Re: Peru bird guide?
3/8/17 5:28 pm Mark Korducki <korducki...> [wisb] 2 Open BBS routes
3/8/17 3:43 pm Richter Museum <richter...> [wisb] Song Sparrows, Wood Ducks and Vultures in Oconto Co.
3/8/17 2:58 pm Steve Mullen <worse.than.costanza...> [wisb] Northern Pintail, Franklin dump area, Milwaukee Co.
3/8/17 12:43 pm K. Hilary Ford <khilaryf32...> [wisb] Fwd: American Life in Poetry 624
3/7/17 4:58 pm <cdermody...> [wisb] Seminary Woods
3/7/17 3:41 pm Jennifer Ambrose <jenthreat...> [wisb] Sheboygan bird antics, part 2--photos
3/7/17 8:40 am Kim Kreitinger <k.kreitinger...> [wisb] WSO Sheboygan Lakefront Field Trip
3/6/17 7:10 pm Mark Korducki <korducki...> [wisb] Open BBS route
3/6/17 3:23 pm Judy s. <cherryjamcookies...> [wisb] Tundra Swans & White Pelicans--Jefferson Park, Menasha
3/6/17 2:46 pm Aaron Balogh <crotalus269...> [wisb] Re: Reporting Feeder Birds
3/6/17 1:12 pm Karen Etter Hale <chimneyswift1...> [wisb] Re: Reporting Feeder Birds
3/6/17 12:49 pm K. Hilary Ford <khilaryf32...> [wisb] Reporting Feeder Birds
3/6/17 12:06 pm Steve Mullen <worse.than.costanza...> [wisb] Ross's, Snow Geese-Fon du Lac Co.
3/5/17 8:09 pm Jeremy Meyer <jmeyer4044...> [wisb] Florida vacation - pictures
3/5/17 7:41 pm Seegert, Greg <gseegert...> [wisb] SB gull
3/5/17 6:51 pm Peter Fissel <peter.fissel...> [wisb] Re: Sheboygan Harlequin Ducks
3/5/17 6:20 pm Jennifer Ambrose <jenthreat...> [wisb] Sheboygan Harlequin Ducks
3/5/17 4:09 pm Jim Edlhuber <jimedlhuber...> [wisb] Red-shouldered Hawk Marquette Co. 3/5/17, some images...
3/5/17 3:45 pm Carl Schroeder <omiimiig...> [wisb] Hales Corners CBC?
3/5/17 1:15 pm Karen Etter Hale <chimneyswift1...> [wisb] Two Whooping Cranes over Jefferson County!
3/5/17 11:55 am Jennifer Ambrose <jenthreat...> [wisb] Re: Harlequins remain at North Point in Sheboygan
3/5/17 10:09 am Packett, Diane L - NRF <Diane.Packett...> [wisb] Spring waterfowl migration on the Mississippi
3/5/17 8:32 am Dale Bonk <debunkshy...> [wisb] Black scoter, Lake Farm Park, Dane
3/4/17 8:16 pm Carol Berglund <dmarc-noreply...> (Redacted sender clbwi for DMARC) [wisb] Sandhill cranes and more on the Platte River
3/4/17 3:44 pm William Mueller <wpmueller1947...> [wisb] clarifying the toxic-to-birds shrub information, Part 2
3/4/17 2:10 pm Peter Fissel <peter.fissel...> [wisb] Re: do not plant this shrub - poisonous to birds!
3/4/17 12:43 pm Betsy Abert <betsyacorn...> [wisb] Re: do not plant this shrub - poisonous to birds!
3/4/17 12:42 pm William Mueller <wpmueller1947...> [wisb] Re: do not plant this shrub - poisonous to birds!
3/4/17 12:30 pm Kathi Johnson Rock <kathijr777...> [wisb] Re: do not plant this shrub - poisonous to birds!
3/4/17 11:45 am Bill Hogseth <billhogseth...> [wisb] Correction: Bird School registration is open until April 3! Sign up now!
3/4/17 11:06 am William Mueller <wpmueller1947...> [wisb] do not plant this shrub - poisonous to birds!
3/4/17 9:29 am Steve Thiessen <stevethiessen...> [wisb] MAS, field trip, McFarland
3/4/17 9:18 am Steve Thiessen <stevethiessen...> [wisb] Black Scoter and Lesser B-b Gull, Lake Waubesa
3/4/17 6:52 am William Mueller <wpmueller1947...> [wisb] Re: Snow, white-fr., and ross's: why they are easier to find
3/4/17 6:33 am Mike Wanger <misterwanger...> [wisb] Re: Snow, white-fr., and ross's: why they are easier to find
3/3/17 11:17 pm Steve Thiessen <stevethiessen...> [wisb] Black Scoter, Lake Waubesa
3/3/17 10:45 pm William Mueller <wpmueller1947...> [wisb] Snow, white-fr., and ross's: why they are easier to find
3/3/17 3:09 pm Chris West <little_blue_birdie...> [wisb] Photos from Trinidad & Tobago
3/3/17 3:00 pm Judy Ettenhofer <judyett...> [wisb] Re: Sandhills and cranes on the Platte
3/3/17 2:52 pm Stuart Malcolm <dmarc-noreply...> (Redacted sender stuart.malcolm26 for DMARC) [wisb] The January Winnebago County Franklin's Gull wasn't a Franklin's Gull.
3/3/17 1:45 pm Peter Fissel <peter.fissel...> [wisb] Bald Eagles at Okee Bay - Columbia County
3/3/17 1:30 pm B.G. Sloan <bgsloan3...> [wisb] Re: Sandhills and cranes on the Platte
3/3/17 1:24 pm Mark Korducki <korducki...> [wisb] Re: Open Breeding Bird Survey Route
3/3/17 1:21 pm Mark Korducki <korducki...> [wisb] Re: Uncommon Goose species trifecta - Milwaukee County
3/3/17 1:15 pm Peter McKeever <petermckeever...> [wisb] Sandhills and cranes on the Platte
3/3/17 12:58 pm Dennis Casper <denncasp.wisbirder...> [wisb] Urban Ecology Center Bird Walk, March 2, 2017
3/3/17 12:34 pm B.G. Sloan <bgsloan3...> [wisb] Re: Uncommon Goose species trifecta - Milwaukee County
3/3/17 12:05 pm Mike Wanger <misterwanger...> [wisb] Uncommon Goose species trifecta - Milwaukee County
3/3/17 10:35 am Peter McKeever <petermckeever...> [wisb] Peru bird guide?
3/3/17 5:32 am Jim and Julie Hess <jrhbird...> [wisb] Harlequins remain at North Point in Sheboygan
3/2/17 11:28 pm Steve Thiessen <stevethiessen...> [wisb] FOY nesting Red-tailed Hawk
3/2/17 3:39 pm Sandy Petersen <buboarcto2...> [wisb] Avipel a crane repellent
3/2/17 3:10 pm Mark Korducki <korducki...> [wisb] Open Breeding Bird Survey Route
3/2/17 2:00 pm Seegert, Greg <gseegert...> [wisb] slaty-backed gull
3/2/17 1:38 pm Peter Fissel <pfissel...> [wisb] End discussion now
3/2/17 1:27 pm Mitchell Nussbaum <dmarc-noreply...> (Redacted sender acornwithteeth for DMARC) [wisb] Re: Conservation Congress Hearings-Crane Hunting
3/2/17 1:05 pm Robert Russell <wildchough...> [wisb] Re: Conservation Congress Hearings
3/2/17 12:39 pm David Schrab <davidschrab...> [wisb] Dodge County TUNDRA SWANS
3/2/17 12:14 pm Kyle Lindemer <kyle.lindemer...> [wisb] Re: Conservation Congress Hearings
3/2/17 11:32 am Richter Museum <richter...> [wisb] Re: Conservation Congress Hearings-Crane Hunting
3/2/17 11:14 am William Mueller <wpmueller1947...> [wisb] International Migratory Bird Day at Forest Beach Migratory Preserve
3/2/17 10:51 am John K <johnny.phoenix13...> [wisb] Re: Conservation Congress Hearings
3/2/17 10:10 am Kenneth Younger <kyounger...> [wisb] Re: Conservation Congress Hearings
3/2/17 9:21 am Karen Etter Hale <chimneyswift1...> [wisb] Re: Conservation Congress Hearings
3/2/17 9:01 am Kim Kreitinger <k.kreitinger...> [wisb] Re: Conservation Congress Hearings
3/2/17 8:57 am Kris Perlberg <kris...> [wisb] Re: Conservation Congress Hearings
3/2/17 8:36 am Kim Kreitinger <k.kreitinger...> [wisb] Conservation Congress Hearings
3/2/17 7:06 am Jim and Julie Hess <jrhbird...> [wisb] Harlequin ducks in Sheboygan
3/2/17 6:46 am Peter Fissel <peter.fissel...> [wisb] Field trip to Lower Mud Lake in McFarland - Saturday
3/1/17 8:14 am William Mueller <wpmueller1947...> [wisb] Barn Owl continues to decline in UK, some parts of US
3/1/17 7:27 am Seegert, Greg <gseegert...> [wisb] Rfi slaty back gull
2/28/17 5:46 pm Jennifer Ambrose <jenthreat...> [wisb] Another Merlin encounter in Milwaukee--pics
2/28/17 4:46 pm William Mueller <wpmueller1947...> [wisb] News from Birdlife International
2/27/17 5:01 pm Jim Edlhuber <jimedlhuber...> [wisb] Greater White-fronted Goose at Veterans Park MKE Co. 2/27/17, some images...
2/27/17 10:20 am Steve Thiessen <stevethiessen...> [wisb] waterfowl, southern Dane co.
2/27/17 8:01 am Dennis Kirschbaum <kad9801...> [wisb] White Pelicans
2/26/17 8:26 pm Peter Fissel <peter.fissel...> [wisb] Wilson's Snipes, Snowy Owl
2/26/17 4:10 pm Nancy <backnancy...> [wisb] Gadwall behavior- Sheboygan, WI
2/26/17 3:54 pm K. Hilary Ford <khilaryf32...> [wisb] Feeder Watch - Ellison Bay, Door County, WI
2/26/17 2:14 pm Jim Edlhuber <jimedlhuber...> [wisb] Sandhill Cranes in the SNOW in the So. Kettle Moraine Waukesha Co 2/25/17, some images...
2/26/17 2:11 pm Jym Mooney & Carol Lee Hopkins <hopmoon...> [wisb] Greater White-fronted Goose, Veterans Park, Milwaukee
2/26/17 11:07 am Elaine Vokoun <dmarc-noreply...> (Redacted sender mme45 for DMARC) [wisb] Slaty-backed gull seen on Wednesday, 2/22 - noonish
2/25/17 2:09 pm Mark Korducki <korducki...> [wisb] Re: Slaty-backed Gull
2/25/17 1:27 pm Jennifer Ambrose <jenthreat...> [wisb] May 2016 "fallout" day photos, Milwaukee
2/25/17 12:21 pm Aaron Balogh <crotalus269...> [wisb] Slaty-backed Gull
2/25/17 10:34 am Steven Greb <steven.greb...> [wisb] Fox sparrow- Dane county
2/25/17 9:52 am Kelly Rueckheim <rueckel27...> [wisb] Ducks on the Mississippi
2/24/17 2:23 pm Steve Thiessen <stevethiessen...> [wisb] Colubia County Geese
2/24/17 1:12 pm Dennis Casper <denncasp.wisbirder...> [wisb] Urban Ecology Center Bird Walk, February 23, 2017
2/23/17 2:39 pm Steve Thiessen <stevethiessen...> [wisb] Re: Snow geese, DM and I, Dane
2/23/17 11:35 am Dale Bonk <debunkshy...> [wisb] Snow geese, DM and I, Dane
2/23/17 11:14 am Mitchell Nussbaum <dmarc-noreply...> (Redacted sender acornwithteeth for DMARC) [wisb] Re: Sandhill Cranes "Painting" themselves SKM Waukesha Co. 2/22/17 some images...
2/23/17 11:04 am Dave Moffat <moffatfam...> [wisb] Spring migrants in force
2/23/17 10:05 am Steve Konings <stvknngs...> [wisb] Woodcock in MKE Co.
2/23/17 9:02 am Steve Mullen <worse.than.costanza...> [wisb] Oshkosh Birds Today
2/23/17 8:22 am Steve Reckner <dmarc-noreply...> (Redacted sender sixtydegreesnorth for DMARC) [wisb] Turkey Vultures in Waukesha County
2/23/17 5:19 am Andrea Szymczak <harrierhawk1...> [wisb] Strong Showing by Woodcock in Waukesha Co.
2/23/17 5:01 am <rcd2...> [wisb] Last Call for Totals
2/22/17 6:13 pm Dennis Kirschbaum <kad9801...> [wisb] American Woodcock - Crawford County
2/22/17 5:35 pm Jim Edlhuber <jimedlhuber...> [wisb] Sandhill Cranes "Painting" themselves SKM Waukesha Co. 2/22/17 some images...
2/22/17 3:38 pm Jim Edlhuber <jimedlhuber...> [wisb] Killdeer on the move in the South Kettle Moraine Waukesha Co 2/22/17 some images...
2/22/17 2:20 pm Gmail <bhaunts...> [wisb] Columbia, Dane, Dodge ponds
2/22/17 8:47 am Andrew Reimer <andrew.reimer21...> [wisb] Collins Marsh-2/22/17
2/22/17 7:16 am Spence Stehno <pensacola634...> [wisb] Slaty Continues Milwaukee
 
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Date: 3/24/17 5:36 pm
From: Dave&Margaret Brasser <2shebbirders...>
Subject: [wisb] Sheboygan Cty N/I "ponds" + PW Coal Dock Park
In spite of the raw weather this afternoon, Sheboygan County N/I flooded field & Port Washington Coal Dock Park were very productive for bird sightings! : )
The flooded field to the northwest of the intersection of Cty Tk "N" & Cty Tk "I" in Sheboygan County included the following: 1,000+ Canada Geese, 17 White-fronted Geese, 4 Snow Geese (white form), 2 Tundra Swans, Pintails, Mallards, No. Shovelers, Gadwalls, Ring-necked Ducks, Redheads, Am. Wigeons, Green-winged Teal, Turkey Vultures, Kestrels, Red-tailed Hawks, Ring-billed Gulls, Killdeer, Red-winged Blackbirds, and Horned Larks.
Sightings at Port Washington Coal Dock Park included: 3 Peregrine Falcons around the hacking box on top of the power plant (1 in it, and 2 flying around; and then all 3 flying to the south); 2 Red-throated Loons in the harbor between the two piers; hundreds of Red-breasted Mergansers in the harbor, and more in the impoundment (?) south of the south pier, along with a Horned Grebe transitioning into breeding plumage, Ruddy Ducks, No. Shovelers, Green-winged Teal, Blue-winged Teal; and two Song Sparrows trying to find shelter around the wooden viewing platforms.
Not a great day to be outdoors in the COLD wind, but a great day to be out birding! : )
-- Dave & Margaret Brasser
Sheboygan
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Date: 3/24/17 4:17 pm
From: Jennifer Ambrose <jenthreat...>
Subject: [wisb] My Milwaukee area sightings today
Hello,
Like Karen and Tom, I also had foy Eastern Phoebe, bluebird, and many, many
song [and tree] sparrows and gc kinglets.

2 hermit thrushes and a fox sparrow were also new.

Additionally, I flushed 5 snipe from the CGI and I swear Killdeer were
having a convention there.

Finally, I also had foy vultures, wood ducks and blue winged teal.

It was much balmier in the morning. I curse the east winds every spring.

Jennifer Ambrose
Milwaukee


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Date: 3/24/17 3:55 pm
From: K Petersen <loonp...>
Subject: [wisb] Sheboygan County
Last week I posted about the flooded fields at Cty I/N SW of Sheboygan
Falls. I was out there again today. Still lots of ducks and geese but only
one pair of swans. Also, that duck that looked like a female mallard with a
completely bright orange bill was still there. If anyone can figure out was
this is please post.


I am a bit surprised that there are absolutely no shorebirds at this
location.



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Date: 3/24/17 3:17 pm
From: Karen Johnson <kmjbirders...>
Subject: [wisb] Addition to Whitnall Park sightings
A Field Sparrow singing up a storm.

Karen Johnson
Milwaukee County
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Date: 3/24/17 3:14 pm
From: Karen Johnson <kmjbirders...>
Subject: [wisb] Whitehall Park / Wehr Nature Center / Milwaukee County
Scores of Golden Crowned Kinglets along the creek that comes out of Mallard Lake! 2 Eastern Phoebes in the grassy area of the Wehr Nature Center. Several Robins searching for worms. Several singing Song Sparrows.
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Date: 3/24/17 3:08 pm
From: Tom Wood <tcwood729...>
Subject: [wisb] Ozaukee County today 3-24-2017
I spent most of my time at Harrington Beach State Park, and I knew it would
be a good day when I heard and saw my personal first-of-year (FOY) Eastern
Towhee while driving the park road. As I approached Puckett's Pond I saw
what I think might have been a Short-eared Owl flying south, but there were
two anxious young people tailgating me and by the time I got into the
parking lot out of their way, it was out of view.
At Puckett's Pond I saw the first few of what was to be my "bird of the day"
- Golden-crowned Kinglet. I saw 15-20 during the morning and since I covered
only part of the park, there were probably many more. Nice to see these cute
little birds, most of them near eye level. A Belted Kingfisher worked the
pond.
On the Bobolink Loop I saw (FOY) Eastern Phoebe, Tree Swallow and heard a
Field Sparrow. Other birds were 33 Wood Ducks and a singing Eastern
Meadowlark, Blue-winged Teals, Northern Shovelers and Ring-necked Ducks.
Song Sparrows were everywhere in the park.
After reading Calvin Brennan's ebird report, I am almost embarrassed to
mention what little I saw on the lake, but 2 White-winged Scoters, 2
Long-tailed Ducks, and a (FOY) Merlin perched high in a tree on the point
are worth mentioning. Near the south picnic area I saw (FOY) Yellow-bellied
Sapsucker, and another was along the nature trail.
After leaving the park I birded a bit of Six Mile Road and saw Eastern
Meadowlark and Northern Harrier. It was mid-afternoon so I expected and saw
little else.
My last stop was at the KK-Hawthorne Ponds. The little pond on the north
side of Hawthorne had (FOY) LESSER YELLOWLEGS. Also the vegetation there
sheltered 7 (FOY) Wilson's Snipe.
Thomas Wood, Menomonee Falls, Waukesha County


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Date: 3/24/17 2:20 pm
From: Marty and Terry Evanson <mtevanson...>
Subject: [wisb] Madison area Greater Yellowlegs
I observed 2 of these today at the south most pond in the Goose Lake area
just east of Verona Road. They were viewed from the bike bridge looking east
to the wetland area. There was a small flock of Rusty Blackbirds and a flock
of Golden-crowned Kinglets nearby.

Marty Evanson
Madison

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Date: 3/24/17 1:15 pm
From: Richter Museum <richter...>
Subject: [wisb] FW: Chandler Robbins passing


-----Original Message-----
From: Richter Museum
Sent: Friday, March 24, 2017 3:15 PM
To: '<korducki...>' <korducki...>
Subject: RE: [wisb] Chandler Robbins passing

https://www.fws.gov/news/blog/index.cfm/2017/3/21/Renowned-FWS-Ornithologist-Chandler-Robbins-Dies

Chan was a good friend to WSO and was convention speaker several times. Going on a Saturday morning field trip with Chan and Sam Robbins was one of those totally amazing birding experiences!

Tom Erdman

-----Original Message-----
From: <wisbirdn-bounce...> [mailto:<wisbirdn-bounce...>] On Behalf Of Mark Korducki
Sent: Thursday, March 23, 2017 10:12 PM
To: <wisbirdn...>
Subject: [wisb] Chandler Robbins passing

I just read on the ABA blog that Chandler Robbins passed away earlier this week at the age of 98. He was a world renowned ornithologist and the brother of our own Sam Robbins. Chan created the influential Golden Guide series of bird and wildlife field guides. He also conceived the idea of the Breeding Bird Survey routes. Two truly remarkable men that contributed significantly to the world of ornithology.


Mark Korducki, New Berlin
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Date: 3/24/17 12:24 pm
From: Steve Thiessen <stevethiessen...>
Subject: [wisb] Bike trip Stoughton to McFanland and back

I got up and saw the windy day, that weather. com said, wasn't happening. Shawn Miller had reported the Black Scoter was still in McFarland, so a bigby bike trip was in order.
My first stop was at the Amundson Boat Landing ,on Lake Kegonsa.I also stopped on the west end. Red-breasted Mergansers (50) and Common Loons (14, from 2 stops) had really come in. Also saw a couple Horned Grebes that were starting to change colors.
When I got to McFarland, I stopped at Lower Mud Lake. I needed B-w Teal and Ruddy Ducks for my bike list. I only got Ruddys. Could hear Leopard Frogs.Lots of bugs in the air, but no Tree Swallows. I did get one, on the ride back. Lots of ducks on the south end.
Cut though Indian Mound Park, was hoping for Carolina Wren, but settled for a Brown Creeper.
Got over to Lake Waubesa, and stopped at the end of South Court. I could see a long ways, so I broke out the scope. It took a couple slow scans, but got the Black Scoter. Lots of R-b Mergansers, a few loons and a couple Horned Grebes. I was seeing a variety of more common ducks, at all the stops.
I took the back way to the south end of Lower Mud. Picked up phoebe, Fox Sparrow and flicker for my bike list. Had also gotten a TV along the way.
The south end was my last stop for a B-w Teal. I scoped through 1200 waterfowl and didn't find one. Then I slowed way down and checked the far cattail edge. 2 pair, finally. This area was loaded with Gadwall and coots. But still lots of other species. After leaving ,I noticed I didn't see a Green-winged Teal or a pintail today.
I filled out my expected waterfowl, for my Bigby list. Probably pick up 10 new bigby birds total. Fun ride.
Steve Thiessen Stoughton Dane co.
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Date: 3/24/17 9:06 am
From: Dave&Margaret Brasser <2shebbirders...>
Subject: [wisb] Merlin back in Sheboygan! : )
"Our" Merlin has arrived back in Sheboygan, and just called from the top of
the spruce tree in our backyard! Then it flew off to the east-southeast --
as it often did last year. So hopefully they will be nesting somewhere on
the northeast side of Sheboygan again this year! Maybe even in our spruce
tree again! : )
-- Margaret Brasser
Sheboygan
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Date: 3/23/17 8:12 pm
From: Mark Korducki <korducki...>
Subject: [wisb] Chandler Robbins passing
I just read on the ABA blog that Chandler Robbins passed away earlier this week at the age of 98. He was a world renowned ornithologist and the brother of our own Sam Robbins. Chan created the influential Golden Guide series of bird and wildlife field guides. He also conceived the idea of the Breeding Bird Survey routes. Two truly remarkable men that contributed significantly to the world of ornithology.


Mark Korducki, New Berlin
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Date: 3/23/17 2:50 pm
From: William Mueller <wpmueller1947...>
Subject: [wisb] International Migratory Bird Day - Forest Beach Preserve - May 20
http://futureofbirds.blogspot.com/2017/03/intl-migratory-bird-day-forest-beach.html
Please see the link above for the day-long list of activities.

Sponsored by: Western Great Lakes Bird and Bat Observatory, American Bird
Conservancy, Ozaukee Washington Land Trust, WI Department of Natural
Resources, U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, Environment for the Americas,
Ozaukee County, Town of Grafton, Port Washington, Newburg, Mequon, Riveredge
Nature Center, Mequon Nature Preserve, Pine View Wildlife Rehabilitation &
Education Center, Milwaukee Audubon Society and the Ozaukee Treasures
Network


William Mueller
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Date: 3/23/17 2:11 pm
From: Brady, Ryan S - DNR <Ryan.Brady...>
Subject: [wisb] Owl Surveyors Needed
The 2017 Western Great Lakes Owl Survey is just around the corner with observers conducting TWO surveys of their pre-determined roadside route, the first between April 1 and 10 and the second survey between April 21 and May 1. Each route takes about 1.5 hours to complete. An awesome group of volunteers has accounted for many routes again this year but I need your help in filling those that remain open. Visit the survey's website below to view route availability and locations and to sign up. And do so quickly to get the route you want!

http://wiatri.net/projects/birdroutes/owls.htm

All new surveyors must pass a brief online certification procedure prior to the actual survey dates. Routes will be assigned first-come, first-serve but keep in mind I need to manually approve your request so it may take a few days before the map symbol changes from green (available) to red (assigned). As such it's possible that a route shows as green even if someone else has already requested it. You will receive an email reply from me one way or another to let you know if the route is yours or you need to select an alternative. You may also list an alternative in your original route request.

Thanks for your interest in this fun survey!


We are committed to service excellence.
Visit our survey at http://dnr.wi.gov/customersurvey to evaluate how I did.

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Date: 3/23/17 1:02 pm
From: B.G. Sloan <bgsloan3...>
Subject: [wisb] Re: Identification help
Could it be some variation of a blue phase Snow Goose?
Bernie Sloan
Former Milwaukeean

On Thu, Mar 23, 2017 at 3:54 PM, Tim Balassie <dmarc-noreply...>
wrote:

> I'll preface this by saying I am not an ornithologist, so take with many
> grains of salt -
> I would think a CAGOxSNGO hybrid would (a) have at the least a bi-colored
> bill, (b) some noticeable size differences with nearby CAGOs, (c) have some
> color variation in its legs and (d) have at least some color variation in
> chest and wings.
> To me, if you put a "normal" CAGO head on this bird there would be no
> question it was a CAGO. I'm wondering if it simply isn't a CAGO with
> pigmentation aberrations.
> Tim BalassieKane Co., IL
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Date: 3/23/17 12:55 pm
From: Tim Balassie <dmarc-noreply...> (Redacted sender tbalassie for DMARC)
Subject: [wisb] Identification help
I'll preface this by saying I am not an ornithologist, so take with many grains of salt -
I would think a CAGOxSNGO hybrid would (a) have at the least a bi-colored bill, (b) some noticeable size differences with nearby CAGOs, (c) have some color variation in its legs and (d) have at least some color variation in chest and wings.
To me, if you put a "normal" CAGO head on this bird there would be no question it was a CAGO.  I'm wondering if it simply isn't a CAGO with pigmentation aberrations.
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Date: 3/23/17 10:49 am
From: Steve Mullen <worse.than.costanza...>
Subject: [wisb] Snow Goose, Pickett, Winnebago Co.
Hello, i saw a lone Snow Goose mixed in with a flock of Canada's today at
11 a.m., and again from 11:30 to noon. The exact location is firelane 5957
County Rd. N in Utica Township, with is Southern Winnebago Co. It is about
a half mile west of Co. Rd. FF & East of Hwy 44.
It was on the north side of N,, about 200 yds out in a picked cornfield.
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Date: 3/22/17 6:20 pm
From: jeffrey fortier <jfortier300...>
Subject: [wisb] Bender park
I took another trip to Bender park this evening and was not disappointed. As I came down the hill i noticed a White winged Scoter to the south of the Harbor. After walking to the flagpole and glassing for birds of which there was a good variety, i turned towards the harbor and the Scoter was inside. I walked to the boat launch and was able to get about 30 feet from the Scoter and get some nice images and just sit and watch it dive for food. As I was leaving the Harlequin showed up again with a female Goldeneye and I was able to get some nice images and just sit and enjoy. There is a link below with some images if you wish to view.
<https://www.flickr.com/photos/149838167@N06/albums/72157679772149241>https://www.flickr.com/photos/149838167@N06/albums/72157679772149241


<https://www.flickr.com/photos/149838167@N06/albums/72157679772149241>

Jeff Fortier

South Milwaukee, Milwaukee county

<https://www.flickr.com/photos/149838167@N06/albums/72157679772149241>

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Date: 3/22/17 2:09 pm
From: Jim Edlhuber <jimedlhuber...>
Subject: [wisb] Leucistic American Robin in Waukesha 3/22/17, some images...
Hi all,
It was nice to see this spring bird, a Leucistic American Robin in Waukesha
today. It was on the south side of Waukesha near soccer fields just north
of Sunset Drive and West of Grand Ave. There were about 20 American Robins
present in the area and all were actively feeding. Interestingly they would
hold their head still near the ground and listen for worms, etc moving.
Once they heard the sound of food, they would poke the ground and usually
come up with something. I was out birding and around noon in Waukesha area
and I got a text from Dan W that he had the bird currently within views
with Janet S. Just as I arrived the bird flew out of the area and we could
not relocate the bird. After about 20 minutes I relocated the bird near a
building lawn with my binoculars. The bird was first found by Jason S
yesterday at the same location. A big thank you to Jason for getting the
word out and the text today from Dan. I saw the report late yesterday
afternoon and thought, I doubt an American Robin would spend the night here
and be seen the next day, I was wrong.

Images of the Leucistic American Robin in Waukesha at this link if you care
to view them:

http://www.windowtowildlife.com/leucistic-american-robin-waukesha-wisconsin-march-22-2017/

Thanks and good birding,

Jim Edlhuber
Town of Genesee Waukesha Co


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Date: 3/22/17 10:25 am
From: jeffrey fortier <jfortier300...>
Subject: [wisb] Identification help
Last month my wife and I visited the Horicon Marsh visitor center on the state side and encountered a goose which after much research I thought it to be a snow - canada hybrid. There is a link below to images and any thoughts would be greatly appreciated.
https://www.flickr.com/photos/149838167@N06/albums/72157677098905863


<https://www.flickr.com/photos/149838167@N06/albums/72157677098905863>

<https://www.flickr.com/photos/149838167@N06/albums/72157677098905863>Jeff Fortier

South Milwaukee, Milwaukee county

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Date: 3/22/17 8:52 am
From: Victoria Torgrim <vtorgrim54...>
Subject: [wisb] April waterfowl birding near Mauston
We will be in WI around April 7 and are looking for waterfowl birding
within a 50 mile radius of the Mauston/Oxford area. Any help/info much
appreciated!
Victoria Torgrim
Minnetonka,Mn

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Date: 3/21/17 6:33 pm
From: jeffrey fortier <jfortier300...>
Subject: [wisb] Bender park Harlequin
I decided to stop by Bender park to see if anything was in the harbor there. Three female Red breasted mergansers were in the Harbor so i walked to the flagpole, and along the way i noticed the female Harlequin that has been spotted in the area throughout the year.The water was quite rough but she seemed to enjoy the waves.
A link is below to some images from today and the male Harlequin at Lake shore State park earlier this year if you care to view them.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/149838167@N06/albums/72157678351724373
<https://www.flickr.com/photos/149838167@N06/albums/72157678351724373>

<https://www.flickr.com/photos/149838167@N06/albums/72157678351724373>

Jeff Fortier

South Milwaukee, Milwaukee county

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Date: 3/21/17 4:57 pm
From: Ashley Berg <aberg083076...>
Subject: [wisb] Whooping Cranes - Jefferson Co.
First post here hope I'm doing this right.
Just moments ago two whooping cranes flew overhead in formation with 8-9
sandhills. I spotted them from the southern end of Aztalan State Park
heading north, seemingly​ following the Crawfish River.

Amazing how much larger they are than Sandhills. This was my first time
seeing them in context for comparison.

Ashley Berg
Lake Mills

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Date: 3/21/17 4:37 pm
From: Jim Edlhuber <jimedlhuber...>
Subject: [wisb] Horned Grebe - Grant Park MKE Co 3/21/17 some images...
Hi all,
On one of my last stops birding along the lakefront today in Milwaukee I
spotted at Horned Grebe at Grant Park. This adult bird in non-breeding
plumage did more resting than diving for food early afternoon while I was
there. I also saw a distant Horned Grebe east of Discovery World. The rest
of the lakefront was pretty quiet. Lakeshore State Park had about 100
winter ducks still hanging around, Lake Park was quiet.

A link to a couple of Horned Grebe images from today at the link below if
you care to view them:

http://www.windowtowildlife.com/horned-grebe-grant-park-milwaukee-wisconsin-march-21-2017/

Thanks and good birding,

Jim Edlhuber
Town of Genesee Waukesha Co


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Date: 3/21/17 3:40 pm
From: Tom Prestby <jjprestby...>
Subject: [wisb] REMINDER: WBBA II Southwest Regional Kickoff is Saturday
The first Wisconsin Breeding Bird Atlas II Regional Kickoff of the year will be held this Saturday 12:30pm to 6:00pm at the Kickapoo Valley Reserve in Vernon County. If weather allows, there will be a nocturnal atlasing field trip nearby as well. This event will be loaded with great content for all levels of atlasers and registration is FREE so why not attend if you're in the area? For more details and registration, see the link below:

http://wsobirds.org/atlas-2017-regional-kickoff-workshops


I hope to see some of you there! Similar events are scheduled in Rice Lake (April 1), Green Bay (April 8), and Kenosha (April 29).


Tom Prestby

Green Bay

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Date: 3/21/17 3:25 pm
From: Carol Moerke <carol.moerke...>
Subject: [wisb] Snow goose in Sussex
Saw a snow goose hanging out with a Canada goose in retention pond next to Shopko parking lot on hwy 164 at 2:45 pm today
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Date: 3/21/17 2:42 pm
From: Seegert, Greg <gseegert...>
Subject: [wisb] Misc observations
All
Last Friday evening the local screech owl was trilling up a storm. Last year he briefly checked out my wood duck house but ended up nesting a couple of houses down. Maybe I can coax him to nest in my yard this year.

This past Sunday I was on the ice by Sturgeon Bay fishing for whitefish. Someone had left a small whitefish on the ice which the gulls soon found. Along with about 20 herring gulls was an adult glaucous gull. A few minutes later an adult bald eagle swooped in and grabbed the whitefish much to the chagrin of the gulls.

Yesterday I was out at my farm by Leipsig and flushed an owl from behind my shed. It flew about 100 yds and when it landed I could see it was one of the local barred owls. I often see/hear them across the road but this is the first time I've seen them on my side of the road.

Greg Seegert
Beaver Dam

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Date: 3/21/17 2:26 pm
From: K Petersen <loonp...>
Subject: [wisb] Flooded fields - Sheboygan County
Hi all -


This is my second shot at this so you may have already gotten it. We
recently got a new hard drive and have had nothing but problems since.



There are some flooded fields SW of Sheboygan Falls NW of the intersection
of Cty I/N that is holding good numbers of water fowl. This is south of
State Hwy 28.



Species present include:



Canada geese - numerous

White-fronted geese - fairly numerous

Mallards

Pintails - common

Ring-neck ducks - a few

Gadwall - one pair

Green-winged teal - one male

Wigeon - one pair

Shoveler - one pair

Black duck - one pair

Redhead ducks - a few

Scaup (?Species)

Swans - mostly Tundra but maybe a few Trumpeters - some of these are in a
corn stubble field west of the ponds

Ring-billed gulls - lots

Sandhill cranes - a few pair



One curiosity - there was a pair of normal looking mallards with the
exception that the female's bill was completely bright orange.



Kurt Petersen

Sheboygan County





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Date: 3/21/17 2:18 pm
From: Judith Huf <judith_huf...>
Subject: [wisb] WW Scoter at MKE Art Museum
About 1pm there was a very dull female WW Scoter near the Art Museum in Milwaukee. There was also a Horned Grebe just coming into breeding plumage.
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Date: 3/21/17 1:41 pm
From: Peter Fissel <peter.fissel...>
Subject: [wisb] Fw: Basic Bird ID class at Wehr Nature Center
FYI - please contact Carol directly if you have any questions...

From: Howard, Carol <carol.howard...>
Sent: Tuesday, March 21, 2017 11:21 AM
To: Peter Fissel
Subject: Basic Bird ID class at Wehr Nature Center


Peter, Would it be possible to post my class again this year?

Thanks. Carol


Beyond the Feeder: Basic Bird Identification

Date: Saturday, April 22

Time: 9 am- Noon (optional pre-session birding hike at 7:30 am)

Are you curious about a bird at your feeder or the songs you hear as you walk in the woods? We will start inside learning basic bird identification techniques including field marks, songs, location and behavior. Proper binocular use will be covered. We will hike wetlands, woods and prairie to experience the beginning of migration and practice what we have learned. For eager early-risers, there will be a pre-session hike at 7:30 am.

Participants should dress for the weather. Bring binoculars and a field guide if possible; some are available to borrow from Wehr. Class participants are invited to join the instructor for the International Crane Count at Vernon Marsh, Waukesha County, from 5:30-6:30 am on Saturday, April 8 as well.

Fee: $15/person $12/Milwaukee County resident $10/Friends of Wehr member

Contact Wehr Nature Center or www.friendsofwehr.org<http://www.friendsofwehr.org> for more information and to register:


Carol Howard
Wehr Nature Center
9701 W. College Ave.
Franklin, WI 53132
phone (414)-425-8550 ext. 208 fax (414)-425-6992
<carol.howard...>
www.friendsofwehr.org<http://www.friendsofwehr.org>

EEO/AA employers, Wehr Nature Center and University of Wisconsin Extension provide equal opportunities in employment and programming, including Title IX and ADA requirements. Please make requests for reasonable accommodations to ensure equal access to educational programs as early as possible preceding the scheduled program, service or activity by us at (414) 425-8550 or 711 for Relay.






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Date: 3/21/17 12:49 pm
From: Smith, Jason <jsmith...>
Subject: [wisb] Leucistic Robin - Waukesha County
I found a LEUCISTIC AMERICAN ROBIN on the south side of Waukesha this
afternoon around 1:30 pm. The bird is located on West Avenue in a grassy
field just north of the Ace Redi-Mix Concrete plant on the east side of
West Ave (near the intersection of West and Sunset Drive). The bird was
with a flock of about 15-20 other Robins and a few Killdeer. The bird is
about 50-50% white/gray feathers and is really striking. It's the first I
have ever discovered and thought others might be interested. You might want
to access this area by parking in Mindiola Park on Hoover Ave and walking
in from the east or from behind Murf's Frozen Custard, as there isn't any
parking on West Ave close to the grassy areas.
Also had my foy WOOD DUCKS this morning near Vernon Marsh.

Jason Smith
Mukwonago
Waukesha Co


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Date: 3/21/17 12:22 pm
From: Gwyn Calvetti <gwyntells...>
Subject: [wisb] My confusing bird song
This one may remain a mystery unless I hear it again next time to the
forest and can track it down. However, the majority of respondents
suggested it could be a Carolina Wren, which didn't make sense to me, given
how absolutely unmusical my bird was. So I sat and listened to a mess of
the recordings on xeno-canto, and this one comes awfully darn close!
http://www.xeno-canto.org/358111

Hopefully I can find this bird again, as it's in my atlas block. If anyone
is interested, it's the Coulee Experimental Forest near Bangor Wisconsin,
and the bird was heard at the top of the forest, just off the parking area
from highway 162 across from Anthony Road. Thanks to all who took the time
to help me out.

Gwyn Calvetti
LaCrosse county

--
Gwyn Calvetti
Oh, the stories I could tell you!
Contributing Author, "Telling Stories to Children," NSN
Wisconsin Humanities Council Speakers Bureau Member, 2006-10


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Date: 3/21/17 11:32 am
From: Andrea Szymczak <harrierhawk1...>
Subject: [wisb] Pike Lake/Hartford Field Trip - April 2nd
***FIELD TRIP TO WASHINGTON COUNTY***
Sunday, April 2nd @ 7 a.m. the annual Noel J. Cutright Bird Club Pike
Lake/Hartford Area Field Trip will be held. Meet at the Jackson Park & Ride
(located at NE corner of Hwy 45/Hwy 60 intersection just off Old Hwy 45
across from Hasmer Lake). Trip visits Big Cedar Lake and Pike Lake plus
surrounding fields. Depending on interest, we may venture west into Dodge
County to check the Rock River floodplain. Field trip leaders: Tom Schaefer
and yours truly :-) Hope to see some new faces this year!
Andrea Szymczak
Waukesha, WI


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Date: 3/21/17 8:26 am
From: Patrick Ready <birdsready...>
Subject: [wisb] FOY birds UW Arb/Madison
I did a solo 1-1/2 hr walk in the UW Arb this morning. Picked up 5 FOY
species, TREE SWALLOW, E. PHOEBE, WOOD DUCK, CHIPPING SPARROW & AM.
WOODCOCK. I flushed the woodcock near the Icke Boardwalk. I heard a noise
in the leaf matter and didn't see a squirrel or chipmunk so I looked around
and saw it blending in the debris on the ground. The Phoebe was on the
boardwalk rail. From the platform I spotted a PILIATED WOODPECKER fly over.
A few minutes later I could hear him drumming on a dead tree. Echoed loud
in the morning air. Pairs of CHICKADEES seem to be all over the place. SONG
SPARROWS were singing in several areas. (3/21)
Patrick Ready
Madison


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Date: 3/20/17 7:02 pm
From: Matthew Rothschild <mrbirdwatcher1...>
Subject: [wisb] Costa Rican guide
Hi friends,
Hey I'm just back from Costa Rica, where we head a tremendous trip. Terrific birds, sweet people, beautiful country. If you ever need a bird guide there, you should contact Gary Gomez at <garybirdlover...> He's amazing, and super nice!
Feel free to mention my name. He knows me as Mateo.
Best,
Matt


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Date: 3/20/17 6:11 pm
From: Jeremy Meyer <jmeyer4044...>
Subject: [wisb] Cinnamon Teal / Barrow's Goldeneye images 3/18
Good evening, yesterday I spent the morning in Sheboygan County. I was
lucky enough to enjoy great looks at both the Cinnamon x Blue-winged Teal
and the Barrow's Goldeneye. I arrived at the flooded field just after
sunrise, and immediately found the teal, hanging with a group of shovelers,
fairly close to the road. There was a great diversity of birds there,
pretty impressive really! After a couple hours, the teal swam to the west
side and I wasn't able to see it, may have gone in the woods.
I then moved on to North Point Park and once again, found the Barrow's
immediately. As soon as I got my camera out and set up, the group of ducks
took off and flew south to the piers. I walked south and relocated the
group of birds. After about 15 minutes, the entire raft of ducks took off
and never returned. Not really sure what sent them packing, but I don't
think it's been seen since. I was really lucky to have made it there when I
did.

A few images of both ducks at the link below, if you're interested.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/20birds08/

Have a great night,
Jeremy Meyer
Franklin, Milwaukee


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Date: 3/20/17 4:27 pm
From: Tim Hahn <thahnbirder...>
Subject: [wisb] Pewaukee Lake full of Diving Ducks
At the suggestion of a fellow Goss Bird Club member, I checked out Pewaukee
Lake this afternoon and I was not disappointed. There were well over 2000
ducks of the aythya genus: 800+ REDHEAD, 300+ CANVASBACK, 800+ LESSER
SCAUP, and 30+ RING-NECKED DUCKS. Most were seen from the boat launch at
Smokie's West just off Cty SS. They were easily flushed by speedy boaters
but came back to apparently food rich waters.
Also on the lake were all three mergansers: 100+ COMMON, 25+ RED-BREASTED,
and a handful of HOODED. Other divers present were COMMON GOLDENEYE,
BUFFLEHEAD, and PIED-BILLED and HORNED GREBES. Many more water birds
including ducks, mergs, and gulls were too far to be identified.

Cheers!

Tim Hahn
Pewaukee, WI
Waukesha Cty
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Benjamin F. Goss Bird Club


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Date: 3/20/17 3:27 pm
From: Kelly Bryant <kbryant189...>
Subject: [wisb] Mute Swans
I'm not sure if this is particularly interesting to anyone, but I spotted a
pair of Mute Swans at Whalen Grade, Lake Wisconsin, Columbia county, this
afternoon. They were on the northeast side of the grade.
Kelly Bryant
Columbia County


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Date: 3/20/17 12:24 pm
From: Gmail <bhaunts...>
Subject: [wisb] Menasha, Neenah
A check of the lakes in these two cities yielded limited results today. There were hundreds of gulls on Little Lake Butte des Morts and Winnebago---all Ring-billeds and Herrings. Very few ducks were seen until Jefferson Park in Menasha. Here 10 diving duck species were present, plus a Trumpeter Swan, 2 Pied-billed Grebes and 12 White Pelicans. Heckrodt Preserve was quiet, expected due to our winter like weather. However a pair of Tufted Titmice were coming to the feeders.
Daryl Tessen
Appleton,, WI

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Date: 3/20/17 7:42 am
From: Kim Kreitinger <k.kreitinger...>
Subject: [wisb] WSO Sheboygan Field Trip Report
Harlequin Ducks, White-winged Scoter, Ross's Goose, and Cinnamon Teal were
a few of the highlights from our Sheboygan Field Trip on March 12. Check
out the full report at: http://wsobirds.org/about-wso/news

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Date: 3/20/17 6:54 am
From: Gwyn Calvetti <gwyntells...>
Subject: [wisb] Bird song stumps me
I was birding in a ridgetop area near La Crosse yesterday. From the steep
sided hill, with mixed deciduous trees and brushy stuff, I heard several
Tufted Titmice singing their "Peter Peter" songs. I also heard something
that had the same cadence, a two syllable repeat like that, repeated twice
a couple times, then repeated three times once. I could not track down the
actual bird. It must have been down off the edge of the cliff. At any
rate, instead of a musical sound, it was very raspy and harsh and the
timbre was different. I'd have called it a Tufted Titmouse with
laryngitis. I can't recall hearing this song before, but that could be the
hazard of hearing birds I haven't heard since last year.
Any ideas? I've been looking online at Titmouse variations and they all
still have a musical quality. This did not. Thanks for your ideas, it's
driving me nuts!

Gwyn Calvetti
LaCrosse county

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Date: 3/19/17 4:19 pm
From: Jim and Julie Hess <jrhbird...>
Subject: [wisb] No Barrow's this afternoon in Sheboygan North Point
Greetings all,
I was down at the lakefront this afternoon and I couldn't locate the Barrow's Goldeneye. Barry Baumann said it wasn't seen since about 11:00 a.m. I will post if I find it again. Barry, Steve Kohls, and I observed 3 Long-tailed ducks cavorting in the surf. At least 2 of them were males in winter plumage and the 3d appeared to be a female. I biked down to the end of Pennsylvania Avenue near the Yacht club and found Eurasian Collared Doves as reported by Nancy Back. They were on the power pole next to the entrance to the Yacht club parking lot.
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Date: 3/19/17 4:19 pm
From: Bob Matyas <bobmatyas...>
Subject: [wisb] European Goldfinch - Kenosha
Hello Everyone,
At the outside south back of The Birdnest in Kenosha ( just east of I-94 on the south side of Hy 50 ) there are still European Goldfinches ( they were also there last year in Spring ) joining the nice selection of feeder birds hanging out there. Are they yet countable for Wisconsin?
The Tundra Swans / Snow Geese located on the pond east of I-94 between mile marker 338 and 339 have moved on.
Good Birding,
Bob and Lu Ann Matyas
Franklin, WI.
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Date: 3/19/17 4:11 pm
From: Richter Museum <richter...>
Subject: [wisb] Tundra Swans, Oconto CO.
First large flocks of swans were observed Saturday evening moving east to west across Green Bay between Pensaukee and Little Suamico in Oconto county. Bay is ice coated again, but that should change with wind shift. Three Flocks of 75-80 birds each.
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Date: 3/19/17 4:00 pm
From: Sharon Swiggum <sgswiggum...>
Subject: [wisb] Great Blue Heron, Hooded Mergansers, Wood Duck [Richland County]
Sunday, March 19
Hooded Mergansers, Great Blue Heron, Wood Duck pair
Hooded Mergansers have arrived! They were observed at two wetlands this afternoon and also on a pond on Rustic View Road.

Hooded Mergansers: 2015—March 24
Wood Duck: 2016—March 12
Great Blue Heron: 2016—March 27

Let's Keep Looking Up!
Sharon Swiggum ☺

Richland Center in Richland County
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Date: 3/19/17 2:27 pm
From: Tom Wood <tcwood729...>
Subject: [wisb] Another Harlequin Duck in Milwaukee, Milwaukee County
I assume the female Harlequin Duck I saw was different than the one seen by
Jym Mooney. I saw one just north of Bender Park in the exact spot it was at
back on January 3. This was at 10:20 AM, and Jym saw one much farther north,
at Lake Park around 11:00 AM. Perhaps the north of Bender Park bird was
there all winter? This is the first time I've been there since then.
Its behavior was unusual. She and the female Bufflehead she was hanging out
with weren't diving, they were picking at the surface of the water. First
time I've seen a Harlequin do that.
Otherwise, I found the lakefront from Bender Park to South Shore Yacht Club
to be quite dead. Goldeneye and Red-breasted Mergansers were easy to find,
but not much else. Not a single scaup. Weird.
Thomas Wood, Menomonee Falls, Waukesha County

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Date: 3/19/17 10:57 am
From: Jym Mooney & Carol Lee Hopkins <hopmoon...>
Subject: [wisb] Harlequin Duck in Milwaukee 3/19
I found a female Harlequin Duck this morning on Lake Michigan just offshore north of Bradford Beach in Milwaukee. It was in with a raft of 100 Greater Scaups (proving the truth of the importance to look at every bird!). It was last seen drifting north towards the water treatment plant, and may turn up further north along the lake later.
Jym Mooney
Milwaukee
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Date: 3/19/17 9:28 am
From: Steve Thiessen <stevethiessen...>
Subject: [wisb] Buena Vista

Nolan Pope and I got up to Buena Vista around 6am. We hung out on Lake Road hoping for S-e Owls, but no raptors showed up. We were on Griffith Road,at 7, and saw 4 Prairie Chickens. They were to the north ,just east of the house. Scope needed.
Then going south ,on Townline Road, we saw 11 Prairie Chickens. They were about a mile south of Cty W, on the west side ,just north of the irrigation machinery.
While there, Nolan heard a Western Meadowlark. We ended up seeing and hearing 2.
On the way home we saw 2 Whooping Cranes, in Adams County.
After we crossed the Wisconsin River, I saw a Peregrine circling above a Bald Eagle.
We took a quik side trip ,for the Mute Swans, on Cty V, at the grade. Back home by 11am. Steve Thiessen Stoughton Dane co.
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Date: 3/19/17 7:47 am
From: Tim Hahn <thahnbirder...>
Subject: [wisb] Tonight - Jeff Bahls presents for the Goss Bird Club at Retzer Nature Center
If you're looking for an evening activity or have an interest in cavity
nesting birds, tonight is your night. Join the Benjamin F. Goss Bird Club
as we host Jeff Bahls who will tell us the story of "A Boy Gone Fowl" - My
Life with Cavity Nesters.
Jeff is one of the most fun and passionate guys you'll meet when it comes
to getting intimate and dirty with wildlife. He's paddled on open water 99
months in a row! And he manages wood duck boxes that have fledged hundreds
of chicks!

Join us for the fun at 6:45 for refreshments, presentation starts at 7:00.

www.gossbirdclub.org

See you there!

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Pewaukee, WI
Waukesha County
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Date: 3/18/17 6:19 pm
From: Nancy <backnancy...>
Subject: [wisb] Eurasian Collared Doves? Sheboygan WI today
In case anyone is interested, I believe the Eurasian Collared Doves that the Brassers' reported earlier this year were hanging out near the Sheboygan Yacht Club & The Coast Guard station today. There were at least 4 that I could see in this pine tree.
A photo : https://nancysbirdingphotos777.shutterfly.com/pictures/99

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Date: 3/18/17 5:35 pm
From: Gmail <bhaunts...>
Subject: [wisb] Goose Pond, etc field trip
It was really cold at Goose Pond early this morning with a strong northwest wind blowing. Ditto at Schoeneberg Marsh. This was the WSO field trip with details to follow later. Highlights included hundreds of Gr. White-fronted Geese, many Tundra Swans and various ducks at the two stops. At the first stop an Am. Pipit flew over calling. Checks at other ponds yielded more ducks and geese, including 3 Snows.
The causeway had 2 Mute Swans plus a nice duck variety. Ronan Creek walk was most enjoyable as there was no wind here. Birds were few however. 16 duck species for the day.

On the way home there was a Fox Sparrow at a feeder near Mud Lake. Had the swan slam with 3 Trumpeter Swans along 49 at Horicon Marsh. There is limited open water along there.
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Date: 3/18/17 4:26 pm
From: Steve Thiessen <stevethiessen...>
Subject: [wisb] Sheboygan to Virmond Park

Nolan Pope and I headed up to see the cool ducks ,at Sheboygan. The Barrow's Goldeneye, Harlequin Ducks and the one Long-tailed duck were all right near the parking area. Really great views. Kind of nice to check out the Lesser Scaup and Greater Scaups differences in the bills, at such a close view.
There was an adult (or near adult) and a 1st winter Great Black-backed Gulls on the north breakwater. Lots of ducks in the harbor and river, but the only different ones were Redheads.
As we headed south we stopped twice before Kolher-Andre. not much. Kolher-Andre SP was really slow. I didn't even see a goldeneye, just 2 Mallards, a few Red-breasted Mergansers and 3 Greater Scaup flew by.
At the end of Cty D (Harrington Beach) distant ducks, of which we couldn't find any scoters. The closest bird was a Red-throated Loon, that Nolan spotted.
We walked in to where Calvin was still counting birds. Calvin spotted another R-t Loon flying by. We had a couple wigeon and a couple pintails go by. Along the horizon, I saw 3 different male(?) Long-tailed ducks.
At the Coal Dock Park, in Port Washington, we could see 7 Red-throated Loons ,just outside the breakwalls. Thanks ,Tom Wood, for the report of these.
We also got to see the pair of Peregrines, do pigeon control, out over the lake.
At our last stop ,Virmond Park, we still couldn't find a scoter. We did see 2 distant adult Great Black-backed Gulls and a Glaucous Gull.
Steve Thiessen Stoughton Dane co.
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Date: 3/18/17 3:28 pm
From: Steve Mullen <worse.than.costanza...>
Subject: [wisb] Sheboygan County birds today
Hello, Me & Cone made a swing thru Sheboygan Co. today. Highlights were as
follows.
Southwest of Oostburg on Risseuw Rd. we whiffed on the Cinn. Teal hybrid
from 10 a.m. to Noon.
We saw a Trump Swan, many Tundra's, a GWF Goose, 8 Pintails, some beautiful
Am. Wigeons, Redheads, Scaups,& a Green Winged Teal at that location. It is
best viewed from the north/south running Co. Rd. KW although it is certain
death to park on that road for any length of time.
We saw one Snow Bunting, a few Horned Larks, and a good sized flock of
Lapland Longspurs at the intersection of Risseuw Rd. & Rauwerdink Rds.
(which is just west of the Teal spot).
At North Point Park on the north side of downtown Sheboygan we got great
looks at the BARROW'S GOLDENEYE, as well as the 2 female Harlequin Ducks.
We had 2 White Winged Scoters swim thru while we were there also. All
within 8X bin range, so a very good stop today & with a west wind to boot.
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Date: 3/18/17 3:16 pm
From: Marty and Terry Evanson <mtevanson...>
Subject: [wisb] Northern Shrike at Shoveler's Sink
There was a Northern Shrike in a bush near the NW side of the Shoveler's
sink pond around 11 AM this morning. Lots of common waterfowl as well.

Marty Evanson
Madison

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Date: 3/18/17 1:31 pm
From: William Mueller <wpmueller1947...>
Subject: [wisb] Bird migration forecasts in real time
Go to this link to see bird migration forecasts:
https://tinyurl.com/kcmtb6b


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Date: 3/18/17 9:40 am
From: Glen Chism <dmarc-noreply...> (Redacted sender gwchism for DMARC)
Subject: [wisb] Dark-Eyed Juncos singing in Madison.
This morning the male Dark-eyed Juncos were singing up a storm. They should be moving on soon...

Glen Chism
Madison, WI
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Date: 3/18/17 9:23 am
From: Pamela Schwedler <dmarc-noreply...> (Redacted sender dovekie for DMARC)
Subject: [wisb] robins
I live in the city of Kewaunee and I have been seeing Robins for the past couple of weeks, singly or in small groups of 3 or 4. Yesterday I had a major fallout in my backyard of 34 Robins including one leucistic Robin. I have never seen anything close to that number in my backyard. They feeding mostly under the spruce trees.
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Date: 3/17/17 12:38 pm
From: Jennifer Wenzel <niddpidd...>
Subject: [wisb] Short Eared Owls-Bong-Kenosha
I'm having a grand time watching at least three Short-eared Owls at Bong Rec area in Kenosha in the main field off of parking lot D now!!!!!

Jenny Wenzel
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Date: 3/17/17 11:31 am
From: Pamela Schwedler <dmarc-noreply...> (Redacted sender dovekie for DMARC)
Subject: [wisb] Greater White Fronted Geese
Birded the Kewaunee Marsh Walk yesterday and had a wonderful experience of seeing and hearing 24 Greater White Fronted Geese fly over head and land on the ice on the Kewaunee River. Also among the couple hundred Canada Geese were 3 Snow Geese and 8 Hooded Mergansers.
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Date: 3/17/17 10:35 am
From: Jennifer Wenzel <niddpidd...>
Subject: [wisb] Re: Swans in Kenosha Co.
Six Tundra Swans there today.

Jenny Wenzel
Racine Co.

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> On Mar 16, 2017, at 8:43 PM, Steve Mullen <worse.than.costanza...> wrote:
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> Hello, Today at 6 p.m. i drove past 2 Swans & 4 Snow Geese on the pond i
> posted yesterday at mile mark 338.4 on I-94. The birds are on the East
> side of the Hwy, very near the road. A person could get great pics of these
> birds on the frontage road.
> Once again, i was bouncing along at 72 mph in my Semi, so i did not I.D.
> the Swan species.
> Steve Mullen, Oshkosh
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Date: 3/17/17 9:31 am
From: Jim and Julie Hess <jrhbird...>
Subject: [wisb] Barrow's Goldeneye et al in Sheboygan at North Point
Greetings all,
I took a ride down to the lakefront this morning to see if the Barrow's was still present. I found him very close to the parking area but the group soon flew toward the south. I relocated him a short distance from the parking lot among a group of Common Goldeneyes. The Harlequin female ducks were also present as well as the female Long-tailed that has been hanging around. Wind and waves make it an unpleasant day compared to yesterday's sunshine. Thanks again to Dan Belter for finding and reporting the Barrow's.
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Date: 3/17/17 9:14 am
From: ARLENE KOZIOL <arlenekoziol...>
Subject: [wisb] Sandhill Cranes on Ice
March 16.While photographing and observing the waterfowl at Madison Audubon Goose Pond Sanctuary in Arlington. I heard two Sandhill Cranes on the opposite side of the pond. I could see that they were mating which was a first behavior for me to witness. Shortly afterwards, they flew to the side of Goose Pond where I was photographing. The light was perfect, the blue and grey textured ice made a perfect background for the cranes. The cranes foraged a bit. Then they took off taking a long run on the ice. A simple behavior, but oh so beautiful.
Arlene Koziol, Madison

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Sandhill Cranes On Ice, MAS Goose Pond | Flickr

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Date: 3/17/17 6:00 am
From: Steve Thiessen <stevethiessen...>
Subject: [wisb] Re: Island Lake, Dane Co


I also stopped there ,Thursday morning. I walked in from Lake Kegonsa Road,
along the fence row. Although you need a scope and the oak trees block some
of the viewing, it's really quite a view, when the sun is at your back. I
had to guess at amounts, but I would say between 150-200 Green-winged Teal.
I was searching for my FOY Blue-winged, with no luck. Lots of Ring-necked
Ducks, wigeon, Gadwall and Pintails. 1000 Mallards and all 5 geese.
Steve Thiessen Stoughton Dane co.
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To: <wisbirdn...>
Sent: Thursday, March 16, 2017 3:26 PM
Subject: [wisb] Island Lake, Dane Co


> Early morning field trip.....Hundreds of GWFG & 4 Ross's with 10
> additional white geese of uncertain identification. Pintails,
> Ring-necked & American Wigeons. More than one hundred Sandhills.
>
> Owen Hanson, Portage County
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Date: 3/17/17 5:59 am
From: Dar Tiede <crepuscular...>
Subject: [wisb] Request for info - Cancun and Yucatan Peninsula
I plan to be in the Cancun Mexico area for two weeks in October. If you have
any recommendations (based on personal experience) for a bird guide for hire
in that area, please let me know the details for contact. Also, any
recommended birding areas in Cancun or within a two hour drive from there?
Finally, any recommended field guide (book) for Mexico in general and/or the
Yucatan in specific?

Thank you
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Date: 3/16/17 7:05 pm
From: Scott Puchalski <obsidianblur...>
Subject: [wisb] Help Needed
All,
I am looking for someone who could lead a Field trip for the Desoto Bird
City Program. Desoto is south of La Crosse on the Mississippi River. The
program coordinator had a guide for this event but unfortunately they are
now unable to lead this trip. I have all our local field trip leaders
committed to the La Crosse Intentional Bird Day Celebration on the day that
is required.
The date is May 6th at 10 am.
If you can let me know if your interested I can get you connected with the
coordinator.
Thanks,
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Date: 3/16/17 6:58 pm
From: Dennis Casper <denncasp.wisbirder...>
Subject: [wisb] Urban Ecology Center Bird Walk, March 16, 2017
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, March 16, 2016
25 degrees
Clear
12 birders

Total Species: 20

10 Canada Goose
6 Mallard
24 Ring-billes Gull
2 Herring Gull
35 Rock Pigeon
1 Mourning Dove
2 Red-bellied Woodpecker
5 Downy Woodpecker
9 American Crow
10 Black-capped Chickadee

4 White-breasted Nuthatch
30 American Robin
12 European Starling
1 Song Sparrow
20 Dark-eyed Junco
8 Northern Cardinal
32 Red-winged Blackbird
17 Common Grackle
5 House Finch
7 House Sparrow

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Date: 3/16/17 6:43 pm
From: Steve Mullen <worse.than.costanza...>
Subject: [wisb] Swans in Kenosha Co.
Hello, Today at 6 p.m. i drove past 2 Swans & 4 Snow Geese on the pond i
posted yesterday at mile mark 338.4 on I-94. The birds are on the East
side of the Hwy, very near the road. A person could get great pics of these
birds on the frontage road.
Once again, i was bouncing along at 72 mph in my Semi, so i did not I.D.
the Swan species.
Steve Mullen, Oshkosh

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Date: 3/16/17 4:33 pm
From: Betsy Abert <betsyacorn...>
Subject: [wisb] Great Black Backed South Milwaukee
Showed up in flight landing not far from shore at Grant Park this
afternoon: adult Great Black Backed.
Betsy Abert, So. Milwaukee


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Date: 3/16/17 4:31 pm
From: Aaron Stutz <dmarc-noreply...> (Redacted sender agstutz for DMARC)
Subject: [wisb] Re: Cinnamon Teal
It's a hybrid bird.

Blue-winged x Cinnamon Teal (hybrid) is the taxa to use when reporting the bird via eBird.

Thanks!

Aaron Stutz
Lake Mills, Jefferson Co.

> On Mar 16, 2017, at 3:12 PM, Art Sonneland <asonneland...> wrote:
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> Is there a consensus regarding the Oostburg area Cinnamon teal whether its a hybrid or not. Wondering how to report it
> Thanks
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Date: 3/16/17 3:19 pm
From: Mark Korducki <korducki...>
Subject: [wisb] Re: Cinnamon Teal
Great ID work by Tom Wood and Dan Belter. And nice photo by Barry.

Mark Korducki
Sent from my iPhone

> On Mar 16, 2017, at 5:01 PM, Kyle Lindemer <kyle.lindemer...> wrote:
>
> Barry Baumann just posted photos on Facebook that clearly show spotted flanks, white crescent in front of the eye, and even blue shades on top of the head and behind the eye. https://m.facebook.com/groups/601103956602881?ref=bookmarks
> Kyle Lindemer
> Dane County
>
> Sent from my iPhone
>
>> On Mar 16, 2017, at 16:45, Tom Wood <tcwood729...> wrote:
>>
>> In my opinion, you should submit it as you saw it, Art. If you saw any of
>> the hybrid characteristics, then submit it as such. If it looked like a pure
>> Cinnamon Teal during your observation, then submit it that way.
>> There is no consensus on eBird. Most have reported it as a Cinnamon Teal,
>> which is expected, because the speckles on the sides and white marking on
>> the face are not visible at long distance. None of the photos I have seen
>> show the hybrid markings well, so until somebody is able to get a clear
>> close-up of this bird, photographic evidence of the hybrid characteristics
>> may be elusive.
>> The good thing about eBird is that you can go back in and change your list
>> later, as many people had to do with the supposed Franklin's Gull that was
>> ruled to be a Laughing Gull.
>> The WSO records committee will decide what goes into the state records.
>> Since it usually takes about a year to get a decision, there will be no
>> quick official answer.
>> Thomas Wood, Menomonee Falls, Waukesha County
>>
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: <wisbirdn-bounce...> [mailto:<wisbirdn-bounce...>]
>> On Behalf Of Art Sonneland
>> Sent: Thursday, March 16, 2017 3:12 PM
>> To: <Wisbirdn...>
>> Subject: [wisb] Cinnamon Teal
>>
>> Is there a consensus regarding the Oostburg area Cinnamon teal whether its
>> a hybrid or not. Wondering how to report it Thanks Art Sonneland. Brown
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Date: 3/16/17 3:02 pm
From: Kyle Lindemer <kyle.lindemer...>
Subject: [wisb] Re: Cinnamon Teal
Barry Baumann just posted photos on Facebook that clearly show spotted flanks, white crescent in front of the eye, and even blue shades on top of the head and behind the eye. https://m.facebook.com/groups/601103956602881?ref=bookmarks
Kyle Lindemer
Dane County

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> On Mar 16, 2017, at 16:45, Tom Wood <tcwood729...> wrote:
>
> In my opinion, you should submit it as you saw it, Art. If you saw any of
> the hybrid characteristics, then submit it as such. If it looked like a pure
> Cinnamon Teal during your observation, then submit it that way.
> There is no consensus on eBird. Most have reported it as a Cinnamon Teal,
> which is expected, because the speckles on the sides and white marking on
> the face are not visible at long distance. None of the photos I have seen
> show the hybrid markings well, so until somebody is able to get a clear
> close-up of this bird, photographic evidence of the hybrid characteristics
> may be elusive.
> The good thing about eBird is that you can go back in and change your list
> later, as many people had to do with the supposed Franklin's Gull that was
> ruled to be a Laughing Gull.
> The WSO records committee will decide what goes into the state records.
> Since it usually takes about a year to get a decision, there will be no
> quick official answer.
> Thomas Wood, Menomonee Falls, Waukesha County
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: <wisbirdn-bounce...> [mailto:<wisbirdn-bounce...>]
> On Behalf Of Art Sonneland
> Sent: Thursday, March 16, 2017 3:12 PM
> To: <Wisbirdn...>
> Subject: [wisb] Cinnamon Teal
>
> Is there a consensus regarding the Oostburg area Cinnamon teal whether its
> a hybrid or not. Wondering how to report it Thanks Art Sonneland. Brown
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Date: 3/16/17 2:42 pm
From: Tom Wood <tcwood729...>
Subject: [wisb] Re: Cinnamon Teal
In my opinion, you should submit it as you saw it, Art. If you saw any of
the hybrid characteristics, then submit it as such. If it looked like a pure
Cinnamon Teal during your observation, then submit it that way.
There is no consensus on eBird. Most have reported it as a Cinnamon Teal,
which is expected, because the speckles on the sides and white marking on
the face are not visible at long distance. None of the photos I have seen
show the hybrid markings well, so until somebody is able to get a clear
close-up of this bird, photographic evidence of the hybrid characteristics
may be elusive.
The good thing about eBird is that you can go back in and change your list
later, as many people had to do with the supposed Franklin's Gull that was
ruled to be a Laughing Gull.
The WSO records committee will decide what goes into the state records.
Since it usually takes about a year to get a decision, there will be no
quick official answer.
Thomas Wood, Menomonee Falls, Waukesha County

-----Original Message-----
From: <wisbirdn-bounce...> [mailto:<wisbirdn-bounce...>]
On Behalf Of Art Sonneland
Sent: Thursday, March 16, 2017 3:12 PM
To: <Wisbirdn...>
Subject: [wisb] Cinnamon Teal

Is there a consensus regarding the Oostburg area Cinnamon teal whether its
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Date: 3/16/17 1:26 pm
From: Owen Hanson <wely09...>
Subject: [wisb] Island Lake, Dane Co
Early morning field trip.....Hundreds of GWFG & 4 Ross's with 10
additional white geese of uncertain identification. Pintails,
Ring-necked & American Wigeons. More than one hundred Sandhills.

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Date: 3/16/17 1:13 pm
From: Art Sonneland <asonneland...>
Subject: [wisb] Cinnamon Teal
Is there a consensus regarding the Oostburg area Cinnamon teal whether its a hybrid or not. Wondering how to report it
Thanks
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Date: 3/16/17 12:21 pm
From: Mike Reese <mikereese...>
Subject: [wisb] Barrow's Goldeneye, Sheboygan 2:00
The Barrow's Goldeneye was still present today from 1:00-2:00 in Sheboygan north and south of the parking lot at North Point. Very active today!

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Date: 3/16/17 9:59 am
From: Art Sonneland <asonneland...>
Subject: [wisb] Sheboygan Barrow's Goldeneye
The Barrow's remains present just off parking lot at Sheboygan Point as of 9:30am.
Also the hybrid Cinnamon Teal was continuing outside Oostburg on KW
Art Sonneland Brown County

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Date: 3/16/17 8:21 am
From: Mark Martin <marksuemartin...>
Subject: [wisb] Re: WSO Dane and Columbia County Ponds
Hi
Goose Pond is mostly froze over but should open shortly. On Tuesday there
was a small amount of open water. A count on Tuesday found 220 greater
white-fronted geese, 47 Canada geese, 341 tundra swans, 38 mallards, 96
canvasbacks, 2 buffleheads, and 2 pairs of sandhill cranes. Kestrels are
common around Goose Pond and we saw a male harrier yesterday.
Mark and Sue Foote-Martin
Goose Pond Sanctuary
Arlington - Columbia County

On Thu, Mar 16, 2017 at 10:08 AM, Kim Kreitinger <k.kreitinger...>
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> tour the ponds and flooded fields of this productive area. This trip
> typically ends around noon after birding the causeway (CTH V) on Lake
> Wisconsin. Meet at 7am at Goose Pond Sanctuary. Bring Citizen Band radios
> if you have them!
> Questions? Contact <fieldtrips...>
>
> Kim Kreitinger
> Madison, WI
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Date: 3/16/17 8:09 am
From: Kim Kreitinger <k.kreitinger...>
Subject: [wisb] WSO Dane and Columbia County Ponds
Join the Wisconsin Society for Ornithology this Saturday, March 18th to
tour the ponds and flooded fields of this productive area. This trip
typically ends around noon after birding the causeway (CTH V) on Lake
Wisconsin. Meet at 7am at Goose Pond Sanctuary. Bring Citizen Band radios
if you have them!
Questions? Contact <fieldtrips...>

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Date: 3/15/17 7:28 pm
From: ty27wagner <ty27wagner...>
Subject: [wisb] ID help
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Date: 3/15/17 6:53 pm
From: Tom Schultz <trschultz...>
Subject: [wisb] Re: Bird id help - Pierce County WI
Ty, your mystery bird appears to be an American Goldfinch, still in winter
plumage. By looking closely you can observe the somewhat thick,
conical-shaped bill that is typical of finch-type birds.

Tom Schultz
Green Lake Co.

-----Original Message-----
From: Ty Wagner
Sent: Wednesday, March 15, 2017 8:34 PM
To: <wisbirdn...>
Subject: [wisb] Bird id help - Pierce County WI

Took these pictures on Sunday of a warbler I can't identify in Pierce
County, WI at a friends farm. Looking for some help identifying this
warbler.
https://www.flickr.com/photos/81408767@N04/shares/7SR1LK

Many thanks.

Ty Wagner
Wrightstown, WI


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Date: 3/15/17 6:35 pm
From: Ty Wagner <ty27wagner...>
Subject: [wisb] Bird id help - Pierce County WI
Took these pictures on Sunday of a warbler I can't identify in Pierce
County, WI at a friends farm. Looking for some help identifying this
warbler.
https://www.flickr.com/photos/81408767@N04/shares/7SR1LK

Many thanks.

Ty Wagner
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Date: 3/15/17 3:58 pm
From: Steve Thiessen <stevethiessen...>
Subject: [wisb] Re: Red-throated Loon numbers increasing in Port Washington


Were any going into breeding plumage ? Thanks.
Steve Thiessen Stoughton
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From: "Tom Wood" <tcwood729...>
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Subject: [wisb] Red-throated Loon numbers increasing in Port Washington


>I returned to Coal Dock Park in Port Washington this afternoon, and
>although
> numbers were down for some species from yesterday, I noticed that
> Red-throated Loon numbers have gone up. Though diving frequently, the four
> by the harbor entrance were still present, and then while standing on the
> wooden viewing deck with the information about the ship "Northerner", I
> spotted 7 more in a tight flock beyond the breakwall just south of the
> harbor entrance. I scanned back to see if I could still see 4 in the
> original location and saw only 3, so I'm not sure if 1 joined the flock of
> 7, or if the 4 were still at the harbor entrance. Later one entered a bit
> farther into the harbor. Anyway, total was 10 or 11.
> At this time, it is still best to have a scope and walk out to the east
> end
> of the park. It does get cold out there, so dress appropriately.
> Thomas Wood, Menomonee Falls, Waukesha County
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Date: 3/15/17 3:15 pm
From: William Mueller <wpmueller1947...>
Subject: [wisb] kestrel ecology and nestbox monitoring workshop
Please join us next Wednesday, at Mee-Kwon Park Golf Course, to learn about
kestrels, nestboxes for them, and monitoring.
http://futureofbirds.blogspot.com/2017/03/kestrel-ecology-and-nestbox-workshop.html


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Date: 3/15/17 3:08 pm
From: Jim Edlhuber <jimedlhuber...>
Subject: [wisb] Barrow's Goldeneye - Sheboygan Co. 3/15/17, some images...
Hi all,
I made the run up to North Point Park in Sheboygan this morning with hopes
to see the male Barrow’s Goldeneye. I was not disappointed. The Barrow’s
Goldeneye rode the large waves coming in like the other ducks present. It
dove often for food and sometimes it was hard to relocate with the large
waves. This is not a life bird as I photographed one at the exact location
back on January 7, 2011. As I have searched high and low through rafts of
Common Goldeneye on the Milwaukee lakefront year after year, to see one
again is a special treat. From Sheboygan I stopped at Port Washington for a
couple of minutes and got a distant shot of 4- Red-throated Loons just east
of the harbor entrance feeding on occasion. Thanks to Dan B. for finding
this uncommon bird for the area and getting the word out for others to see
it.

Some images of the Barrow's Goldeneye and Red-throated Loons from a
distance at this link:

http://www.windowtowildlife.com/barrows-goldeneye-north-point-park-sheboygan-wisconsin-march-15-2017/

Thanks and good birding!

Jim Edlhuber
Town of Genesee Waukesha Co.

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Date: 3/15/17 3:02 pm
From: Tom Wood <tcwood729...>
Subject: [wisb] Red-throated Loon numbers increasing in Port Washington
I returned to Coal Dock Park in Port Washington this afternoon, and although
numbers were down for some species from yesterday, I noticed that
Red-throated Loon numbers have gone up. Though diving frequently, the four
by the harbor entrance were still present, and then while standing on the
wooden viewing deck with the information about the ship "Northerner", I
spotted 7 more in a tight flock beyond the breakwall just south of the
harbor entrance. I scanned back to see if I could still see 4 in the
original location and saw only 3, so I'm not sure if 1 joined the flock of
7, or if the 4 were still at the harbor entrance. Later one entered a bit
farther into the harbor. Anyway, total was 10 or 11.
At this time, it is still best to have a scope and walk out to the east end
of the park. It does get cold out there, so dress appropriately.
Thomas Wood, Menomonee Falls, Waukesha County

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Date: 3/15/17 3:01 pm
From: Steve Thiessen <stevethiessen...>
Subject: [wisb] Island Lake ,Dane co.

Good views from Rutland-Dunn Towline Road. 5 Ross's and 500 White-fronteds.
Steve Thiessen Stoughton Dane co.
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Date: 3/15/17 2:40 pm
From: Ryan Brady <ryanbrady10...>
Subject: [wisb] Chequamegon Bay Birding & Nature Festival, 18-20 May 2017
Calling all nature lovers! Registration is now open for the 2017 Chequamegon Bay Birding & Nature Festival to be held in Ashland, May 18-20. http://www.birdandnaturefest.com/

The birds are great (Tropical Kingbird last year!), the destinations spectacular, and the people knowledgeable and friendly. With 110+ trips and programs on all things nature, there's always something for everyone, from wildflowers, frogs, and fish to spiders, mushrooms, land snails, and more!

This year's theme is climate change, including a keynote presentation by Madison Audubon's Dr. Matthew Reetz on projected impacts to Wisconsin birds.

We'll again gather for a fun and delicious banquet dinner, and a portion of your registration fee will again go to the Bayfield Regional Conservancy and Natural Resources Foundation of Wisconsin.

But act now, because after just a few hours of open registration quite a few trips have already filled, and most will eventually!

Festival details and registration can be found at http://www.birdandnaturefest.com/

Thank you!

Ryan Brady
Washburn, Bayfield County, WI
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Date: 3/15/17 2:30 pm
From: Gmail <bhaunts...>
Subject: [wisb] Sheboygan area
I just goy back from a trip over to Sheboygan and the KW pond. I enjoyed nice views of the male Barrow's Goldeneye while I was there. It was between the parking lot and the first pier, actively feeding. Also present were the Harlequin Ducks, Long-tailed Duck, 2 Surf Scoters and the standard diving ducks. In the harbor were more diving ducks including the White-winged Scoter and a Great Black-backed Gull.
The KW pond had a nice variety of ducks including Wood Ducks, Pintails, Am Wigeon, etc plus 2 White-fronted Geese accompanying the Canadas.

For the day I tallied 22 duck species. A fun several hours with various birders!
Daryl Tessen
Appleton,, WI


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Date: 3/15/17 2:08 pm
From: Steve Mullen <worse.than.costanza...>
Subject: [wisb] Swans, Kenosha Co.
Hello, today at 1 p.m. i drove past 14 Swans that were on the East side of
I-94 west of Somers. The exact mile mark was 338.4. I did not get a good
enough looksee to determine Trumps or Tundra's. They were quite near the
Hwy. in a flooded field.
I had a good Hawk day on the road today. One Coop, 2 Sharp Shinneds 3
Kestrals, a dozen or more Red Tails.
Steve Mullen, Oshkosh, Winnebago Co.

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Date: 3/15/17 12:29 pm
From: Jeffrey Bahls <jbahls...>
Subject: [wisb] Horicon Marsh Bird Club Meeting

The Island Refuges
The next meeting of the Horicon Marsh Bird Club will be held on Thursday March 16th, at 7 p.m. in the Auditorium of the Horicon Marsh Education and Visitor Center. Featured speaker will be Sadie O'Dell.
Sadie is a wildlife biologist with the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service. She will present an overview on the Green Bay and Gravel Island National Wildlife Refuges.
Green Bay and Gravel Island National Wildlife Refuges were preserved as breeding grounds for water birds 100 years ago. These refuge islands protect critical habitat for native birds and endangered species in the Great Lakes Basin. O’Dell will discuss the birds and other wildlife found during survey efforts, past research projects, habitat management, and public use opportunities. She will also provide information on what is planned for the coming year and how people can get involved.
Sadie is the lead biologist for Horicon National Wildlife Refuge Complex which includes Horicon, Fox River, Green Bay and Gravel Island National Wildlife Refuge's and the Leopold Wetland Management District. She has been a biologist with the USFWS and stationed at Horicon for 11 years.
The Horicon Marsh Education and Visitor Center is located at N7725 Hwy 28 in Horicon. Bird club programs are free and open to the public. For more information please call 920-387-7893 or visit horiconmarshbirdclub.com

Jeff Bahls
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Date: 3/15/17 9:27 am
From: Steve Thiessen <stevethiessen...>
Subject: [wisb] Albany WA

I went down to the Albany WA and Sugar River bike trail, at the end of Conservation Road. I spent most of my time just east ,near the home with the feeders. There were Purple Finches at the feeder, which was a new year bird, then later Red-breasted Nuthatches, also FOY. Had Carolina Wren, Cardinal and Titmouse all calling . The wren was calling from south of the trail, and I never got a good look.
I walked west to bridge 12 and wasn't seeing anything. I pished and had a number of birds come in, including 4 more Purple Finch.
Low wind and sunshine made for a nice morning to be out. Steve Thiessen Stoughton Dane co.
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Date: 3/15/17 8:14 am
From: Jeff Virant <rainbow...>
Subject: [wisb] First Robin of Spring - Polk County
Hi everyone,

Certainly not a rare sighting, but always a positive one: the first Robin red-breast showed up in our big old dead tree today on Rainbow Pond.

Best Birding!

Jeff Virant
Deer Park, WI (Polk County)
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Date: 3/15/17 6:32 am
From: Spence Stehno <pensacola634...>
Subject: [wisb] Barrow's at Sheboygan
The Barrow's GoldenEye is still present just south of the North Point area
and straight out from the last Pier in the rolling waves with ice.
At 15 degrees it's still a bit brisk out here and hard to keep a view of
the bird between the rolling waves and it's regular diving.
Spence Stehno
Ben Goss Bird Club
Waukesha Oconomowoc Wisconsin

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Date: 3/14/17 4:26 pm
From: Tom Wood <tcwood729...>
Subject: [wisb] Re: Cinnamon Teal appears to be a hybrid / Sheboygan County


I arrived at the KW pond at approximately 11:50 A.M. and enjoyed the variety of birds that were there, but found no Cinnamon or Blue-winged Teal. Dan Belter arrived, and he wasn't seeing them either. We went over to Risseeuw Road to check the limited open water, and Dan quickly spotted what we thought was the Cinnamon Teal. Just as he got me on it, both teal flew to the very small patch of open water near the northwest corner of CTH KW and Risseeuw Road. At this location, they were less than 100 yards from the road, but they were frequently hidden by the Ring-billed Gulls and Northern Shovelers.
Nevertheless, many excellent views with excellent lighting were available. When I first saw it, I thought to myself, this doesn't look like any Cinnamon Teal I have ever seen. The sides were rufous, but not the deep red rufous I expected. There were many black speckles on the side which are not present on Cinnamon Teal. There was also a patch of white between the forehead and eye which suggested the start of a white crescent that would be found on a Blue-winged Teal. Although more subtle, the bill was less spatulate and shorter than I have seen on Cinnamon Teal.
Dan had a smartphone and found a photo of a Blue-winged Teal X Cinnamon Teal hybrid which closely resembled our bird.
Obviously, we had viewing conditions that have not been available to other birders, and had this bird not come so close, I would have also called it a Cinnamon Teal.
Thomas Wood, Menomonee Falls, Waukesha County

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Subject: [wisb] Cinnamon Teal appears to be a hybrid / Sheboygan County

More later when I get to my computer.
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Date: 3/14/17 3:20 pm
From: Tom Wood <tcwood729...>
Subject: [wisb] Red-throated Loons in Port Washington, Ozaukee County
After reading the eBird reports from the WSO field trip, I decided to go to
Port Washington to look for the Red-throated Loon and Surf Scoters that were
seen there. I had no luck with the scoters, but there were 4 Red-throated
Loons diving and swimming out near the harbor entrance as seen from Coal
Dock Park. A Peregrine Falcon was flying near the power plant and at least 7
Ruddy Ducks, 23 Redheads, and a Canvasback were in the impounded water at
the east end of the park. There was probably a lot more to see, but the wind
was brutal so I headed for home.
Thomas Wood, Menomonee Falls, Waukesha County

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Date: 3/14/17 3:04 pm
From: Jim Edlhuber <jimedlhuber...>
Subject: [wisb] Barred and Long-eared Owls in the falling snow WI. 3/14/17, some images...
Hi all,
With a day of falling snow yesterday, it was be a great day to check out a
few owls. Bruce and I checked out a few spots with a little luck. The
Barred Owl was hunkered down when found, it never moved. The Long-eared
Owls sat tight as well. With the snow falling on and off during the day, it
made for a winter wonderland atmosphere out in the woods.

A few of the Barred and Long-eared Owls images in the falling snow at this
link if you care to view them:

http://www.windowtowildlife.com/barred-long-eared-owls-falling-snow-wisconsin-march-13-2017/

Thanks and good birding,

Jim Edlhuber
Town of Genesee Waukesha Co


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Date: 3/14/17 2:42 pm
From: Steve Betchkal <gonebirding88...>
Subject: [wisb] Re: Global Big Day
Train Ride in the Tiffany Bottoms also...
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Sent: Tuesday, March 14, 2017 2:37 PM
To: <korducki...>; <wpmueller1947...>; wisbirdn
Subject: [wisb] Re: Global Big Day

riveredge birdathon bandathon will be that day

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From: "Mark Korducki" <korducki...>
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Sent: Tuesday, March 14, 2017 12:27 PM
Subject: [wisb] Re: Global Big Day


> Thanks for sharing Bill. I will coordinate the Milwaukee/Ozaukee May Bird
> count to celebrate that day. If anyone would like to take part in this
> fun
> annual event please contact me back channel.
>
> A May Count sounds nice on this wintery day!
>
> Mark Korducki, New Berlin
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: William Mueller
> Sent: Tuesday, March 14, 2017 12:23 PM
> To: wisbirdn
> Subject: [wisb] Global Big Day
>
> Join this effort worldwide to participate.
> http://ebird.org/content/ebird/globalbigday/
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Global Big Day 2016 | eBird<http://ebird.org/content/ebird/globalbigday/>
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>
> Submit Your Data to eBird on May 13
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> they count. Learn how to take part
> <http://ebird.org/content/ebird/wp-content/uploads/sites/55/Taking-Part-in-Global-Big-Day.pdf>.
> Don’t worry — you don’t need to be a bird expert, or to go out all
> day
> long. Even a half hour checklist from your backyard will help. Of course,
> you are welcome to spend the entire day in the field, but know that it is
> not required! Please enter your data as soon as you can, preferably by
> Tuesday, May 16.
>
>
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Date: 3/14/17 1:13 pm
From: Judy Ettenhofer <judyett...>
Subject: [wisb] Re: Global Big Day
This is great- the Wings Over River Valley Bird Festival is that day. We
will submit our morning bird walk results, normally more than 30 species.
Thank you, Bill, for the info.
Judy Ettenhofer
Town of Spring Green
Sauk County
On Mar 14, 2017 11:24 AM, "William Mueller" <wpmueller1947...> wrote:

> Join this effort worldwide to participate.
> http://ebird.org/content/ebird/globalbigday/
>
> Submit Your Data to eBird on May 13
>
> It’s that simple. If you submit your birds to eBird
> <http://help.ebird.org/customer/portal/articles/1972661-how-do-i-enter-
> sightings-in-ebird->
> they count. Learn how to take part
> <http://ebird.org/content/ebird/wp-content/uploads/
> sites/55/Taking-Part-in-Global-Big-Day.pdf>.
> Don’t worry — you don’t need to be a bird expert, or to go out all day
> long. Even a half hour checklist from your backyard will help. Of course,
> you are welcome to spend the entire day in the field, but know that it is
> not required! Please enter your data as soon as you can, preferably by
> Tuesday, May 16.
>
>
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Date: 3/14/17 1:00 pm
From: Dan Belter <bwhawk55...>
Subject: [wisb] Barrow's Goldeneye, Sheboygan
There is an adult male Barrow's Goldeneye currently present at North Point
in Sheboygan right now.
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Date: 3/14/17 12:44 pm
From: Carl Schwartz <cschwartz3...>
Subject: [wisb] Re: Global Big Day
riveredge birdathon bandathon will be that day

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Subject: [wisb] Re: Global Big Day


> Thanks for sharing Bill. I will coordinate the Milwaukee/Ozaukee May Bird
> count to celebrate that day. If anyone would like to take part in this
> fun
> annual event please contact me back channel.
>
> A May Count sounds nice on this wintery day!
>
> Mark Korducki, New Berlin
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: William Mueller
> Sent: Tuesday, March 14, 2017 12:23 PM
> To: wisbirdn
> Subject: [wisb] Global Big Day
>
> Join this effort worldwide to participate.
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>
> Submit Your Data to eBird on May 13
>
> It’s that simple. If you submit your birds to eBird
> <http://help.ebird.org/customer/portal/articles/1972661-how-do-i-enter-sightings-in-ebird->
> they count. Learn how to take part
> <http://ebird.org/content/ebird/wp-content/uploads/sites/55/Taking-Part-in-Global-Big-Day.pdf>.
> Don’t worry — you don’t need to be a bird expert, or to go out all
> day
> long. Even a half hour checklist from your backyard will help. Of course,
> you are welcome to spend the entire day in the field, but know that it is
> not required! Please enter your data as soon as you can, preferably by
> Tuesday, May 16.
>
>
> William Mueller
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> WGLBBO online: wglbbo.org
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Date: 3/14/17 11:51 am
From: <tcwood729...>
Subject: [wisb] Cinnamon Teal appears to be a hybrid / Sheboygan County
More later when I get to my computer.
Thomas Wood,Menomonee Falls, Waukesha County
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Date: 3/14/17 10:28 am
From: Mark Korducki <korducki...>
Subject: [wisb] Re: Global Big Day
Thanks for sharing Bill. I will coordinate the Milwaukee/Ozaukee May Bird
count to celebrate that day. If anyone would like to take part in this fun
annual event please contact me back channel.

A May Count sounds nice on this wintery day!

Mark Korducki, New Berlin

-----Original Message-----
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Sent: Tuesday, March 14, 2017 12:23 PM
To: wisbirdn
Subject: [wisb] Global Big Day

Join this effort worldwide to participate.
http://ebird.org/content/ebird/globalbigday/

Submit Your Data to eBird on May 13

It’s that simple. If you submit your birds to eBird
<http://help.ebird.org/customer/portal/articles/1972661-how-do-i-enter-sightings-in-ebird->
they count. Learn how to take part
<http://ebird.org/content/ebird/wp-content/uploads/sites/55/Taking-Part-in-Global-Big-Day.pdf>.
Don’t worry — you don’t need to be a bird expert, or to go out all day
long. Even a half hour checklist from your backyard will help. Of course,
you are welcome to spend the entire day in the field, but know that it is
not required! Please enter your data as soon as you can, preferably by
Tuesday, May 16.


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Date: 3/14/17 10:24 am
From: William Mueller <wpmueller1947...>
Subject: [wisb] Global Big Day
Join this effort worldwide to participate.
http://ebird.org/content/ebird/globalbigday/

Submit Your Data to eBird on May 13

It’s that simple. If you submit your birds to eBird
<http://help.ebird.org/customer/portal/articles/1972661-how-do-i-enter-sightings-in-ebird->
they count. Learn how to take part
<http://ebird.org/content/ebird/wp-content/uploads/sites/55/Taking-Part-in-Global-Big-Day.pdf>.
Don’t worry — you don’t need to be a bird expert, or to go out all day
long. Even a half hour checklist from your backyard will help. Of course,
you are welcome to spend the entire day in the field, but know that it is
not required! Please enter your data as soon as you can, preferably by
Tuesday, May 16.


William Mueller
Director, Western Great Lakes Bird and Bat Observatory
WGLBBO online: wglbbo.org
<wpmueller1947...>
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cell 414-698-9108
blog: futureofbirds.blogspot.com
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Date: 3/14/17 6:41 am
From: Steve Thiessen <stevethiessen...>
Subject: [wisb] Leola Marsh

Sunday evening ,my brother Doug, found 4 Short-eared Owls. This was in the square of Cty D, W and Apache Road.
He also saw 2 Prairie Chickens, but I'm not sure what time that was.
Steve Thiessen Stoughton Dane co.
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Date: 3/14/17 5:46 am
From: Schroeder Carl <Carl.Schroeder...>
Subject: [wisb] Cinnamon Teal present
At dawn today on the pond on KW in Sheboygan Co keeping close company with a BWTE.

Carl Schroeder
School Hill Manitowoc Co

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Date: 3/13/17 8:47 pm
From: Steve Konings <stvknngs...>
Subject: [wisb] Swans MKE Co
Had a nice V of about 40 swans fly over while shoveling snow about
6:30-6:45 tonight at 87th & Lisbon...headed mainly south, slightly east.
Steve Konings
MKE Co

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Date: 3/13/17 7:47 pm
From: William Mueller <wpmueller1947...>
Subject: [wisb] bird migration and global change
Here is a highly recommended book on this important topic, for those
interested in the well-being of migratory birds:
http://futureofbirds.blogspot.com/2017/03/migratory-birds-and-global-change.html


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Date: 3/13/17 1:41 pm
From: <dmarc-noreply...> (Redacted sender roamu for DMARC)
Subject: [wisb] Cinnamon Teal, NO
Stuart Malcolm and I checked for the Cinammon Teal reported by Michael Gray 3/12 this AM in the considerable lake effect snow. Good display of waterfowl; no Teal.
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Date: 3/12/17 7:08 pm
From: Jennifer Ambrose <jenthreat...>
Subject: [wisb] Re: Correct link Sheboygan Birding Part III: Gulls (From Mar. 5).
Sorry, all!
http://www.birdspazz.com/2017/03/13/sheboygan-birding-part-iii-gulls/
On Mar 12, 2017 8:36 PM, "Jennifer Ambrose" <jenthreat...> wrote:

> Hello everyone,
>
> Here is the last installment of my fun Sunday afternoon spent birding in
> Sheboygan: https://www.facebook.com/events/188578921634513/.
>
> It features photos of a young Glaucous, young Thayer's and a few antics of
> Herring and Ring-billeds. The Glaucous was really a nice-looking bird.
>
> Thanks for looking!
> --
> Jennifer Ambrose
> Bayview, Milwaukee County
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Date: 3/12/17 6:37 pm
From: Jennifer Ambrose <jenthreat...>
Subject: [wisb] Sheboygan Birding Part III: Gulls (From Mar. 5).
Hello everyone,
Here is the last installment of my fun Sunday afternoon spent birding in
Sheboygan: https://www.facebook.com/events/188578921634513/.

It features photos of a young Glaucous, young Thayer's and a few antics of
Herring and Ring-billeds. The Glaucous was really a nice-looking bird.

Thanks for looking!
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Bayview, Milwaukee County

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Date: 3/12/17 6:15 pm
From: Lester Doyle <zzzlester...>
Subject: [wisb] Snowy Owl - Columbia Co.
I found a Snow Owl in the Goose Pond Area today. The bird was first
Observed around 3 pm and was still present at 5:40 when I made the final
pass.
Lester Doyle
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Date: 3/12/17 5:02 pm
From: Nancy <backnancy...>
Subject: [wisb] Cinnamon Teal Sheboygan county
The male Cinnamon Teal was still present between 5:30pm and 6pm today. It was feeding with a Blue Winged Teal and a bunch of Northern Shovelers in a flooded farm field on the north side of Risseeuw Rd just west of Cty KW (right at this intersection.) I don't know if it will hang around with the snow coming....
Nancy Back
Sheboygan, WI
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Date: 3/12/17 5:02 pm
From: Peter Fissel <peter.fissel...>
Subject: [wisb] Re: Hwy 51 Madison three nests
Just a reminder that posting the exact locations of nesting raptors on public listservs is generally not a good idea, and is to be avoided.

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Sent: Sunday, March 12, 2017 4:33 PM
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Subject: [wisb] Hwy 51 Madison three nests

We were without a scope, but saw possibly three sitting birds on all three huge stick nests between Hoepkfer Rd and Hanson Rd on the north side of 51 across from the Madison airport. Anyone who is atlasing in that area might want to check it out. Middle nest looked like a GHOW. The furthest south nest had a sitting RTHA who flew out while we were watching. Two Redtails were seen flying together, one was the one we saw in the nest. The third, and furthest west nest (hic) looked more hawkish, but without a scope, (and I don't own one), I couldn't be certain of what I was seeing. Do let me know if you check these out.
Thanks,
Suzanne
Madison
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Date: 3/12/17 4:11 pm
From: Gmail <bhaunts...>
Subject: [wisb] WSO field trip highlights
It was a cold morning and day but thankfully the wind was minimal. Briefly the highlights for the day included the following: CINNAMON TEAL, Red-throated Loon, 1 White-winged and 2 Surf Scoters, 2 Harlequin Ducks, 2 Peregrine Falcons and 20 ducks species. The trip started at Sheboygan and ended at Port Washington. It was a fun time for everyone. A big thank you to the trip leaders, Jeff and the birthday guy Tom!
Daryl Tessen
Appleton,, WI

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Date: 3/12/17 2:43 pm
From: Dar Tiede <crepuscular...>
Subject: [wisb] CINNAMON TEAL in Sheboygan County
Hadn't see this posted here yet so passing this along from a Facebook post
dated three hours ago. Per Michael Gray - a CINNAMON TEAL on County Road KW
north of G in Sheboygan County.

Dar Tiede
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Date: 3/12/17 2:34 pm
From: Suzanne Harp <dmarc-noreply...> (Redacted sender suzharp for DMARC)
Subject: [wisb] Hwy 51 Madison three nests
We were without a scope, but saw possibly three sitting birds on all three huge stick nests between Hoepkfer Rd and Hanson Rd on the north side of 51 across from the Madison airport. Anyone who is atlasing in that area might want to check it out. Middle nest looked like a GHOW. The furthest south nest had a sitting RTHA who flew out while we were watching. Two Redtails were seen flying together, one was the one we saw in the nest. The third, and furthest west nest (hic) looked more hawkish, but without a scope, (and I don't own one), I couldn't be certain of what I was seeing. Do let me know if you check these out.
Thanks,
Suzanne
Madison
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Date: 3/12/17 2:13 pm
From: Barb and Ken Wardius <bkw...>
Subject: [wisb] Greater White-Fronted Goose Milwaukee-Yes
The bird was still seen mid-afternoon today on the very southern end of the
lagoon on the lakefront's Veteran's Park. Hanging out with its Canada geese
friends.


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Date: 3/12/17 11:20 am
From: PAUL R VAN GINKEL <prvangin...>
Subject: [wisb] RFI: Florida Keys
Hi
I am spending a week in the Florida Keys next week and would appreciate any recommendations for good birding spots out there. Please backchannel me.

Thanks

Paul van Ginkel

Madison


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Date: 3/12/17 10:36 am
From: Jeff Galligan <jgalligan27...>
Subject: [wisb] Re: White-winged Scoter still on Lake Monona (Madison)
The White-winged Scoter was present this morning at noon out about 250
yards to the right of the Olbrich Park beach.
Jeff Galligan, Monona, Wisconsin
On Mar 11, 2017 9:34 PM, "Kenneth Younger" <kyounger...> wrote:

> I attached pictures of the Scoter to my eBird list and uploaded a
> video to Youtube. Light wasn't the best, but it did come in closer
> which helped.
>
> http://ebird.org/ebird/wi/view/checklist/S35117823
>
> https://youtu.be/Vz3dipC3HbE (Make sure to watch at 720p, for whatever
> reason youtube doesn't default to this...)
>
> Kenny Younger
> Madison, WI
>
> On Sat, Mar 11, 2017 at 5:04 PM, Kenneth Younger <kyounger...>
> wrote:
> > It is here now (5pm). Fairly close to shore.
> >
> > Kenny Younger
> > Madison, WI
> >
> >
> > On Mar 11, 2017 1:23 PM, "Peter Fissel" <peter.fissel...> wrote:
> >
> > Pat Ready called this morning to let me know that the White-winged Scoter
> > was still visible off Olbrich Park on Lake Monona, so I stopped on my
> way to
> > the store. Looking from the beach house parking area off Atwood
> Ave./Walter
> > St., the scoter was a couple hundred yards out, looking towards the
> capitol.
> > Shimmer and glare might be an issue in the afternoon from there. There
> were
> > Common Goldeneye, Redheads and scaup spp. out in the vicinity, but when I
> > saw it, it was associating with a female Bufflehead.
> >
> > Peter Fissel
> >
> > Madison, Dane Co.
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Date: 3/11/17 7:34 pm
From: Kenneth Younger <kyounger...>
Subject: [wisb] Re: White-winged Scoter still on Lake Monona (Madison)
I attached pictures of the Scoter to my eBird list and uploaded a
video to Youtube. Light wasn't the best, but it did come in closer
which helped.

http://ebird.org/ebird/wi/view/checklist/S35117823

https://youtu.be/Vz3dipC3HbE (Make sure to watch at 720p, for whatever
reason youtube doesn't default to this...)

Kenny Younger
Madison, WI

On Sat, Mar 11, 2017 at 5:04 PM, Kenneth Younger <kyounger...> wrote:
> It is here now (5pm). Fairly close to shore.
>
> Kenny Younger
> Madison, WI
>
>
> On Mar 11, 2017 1:23 PM, "Peter Fissel" <peter.fissel...> wrote:
>
> Pat Ready called this morning to let me know that the White-winged Scoter
> was still visible off Olbrich Park on Lake Monona, so I stopped on my way to
> the store. Looking from the beach house parking area off Atwood Ave./Walter
> St., the scoter was a couple hundred yards out, looking towards the capitol.
> Shimmer and glare might be an issue in the afternoon from there. There were
> Common Goldeneye, Redheads and scaup spp. out in the vicinity, but when I
> saw it, it was associating with a female Bufflehead.
>
> Peter Fissel
>
> Madison, Dane Co.
>
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Date: 3/11/17 5:50 pm
From: Tom Schultz <trschultz...>
Subject: [wisb] Bill Brooks
Some of you may know Bill Brooks of Madison, a longtime WI birder, so I thought I would share this.
I just learned that Bill died this past week, on Wednesday, March 8. This was following a short hospital stay that began on Monday.
Bill had been a professor of biology at Ripon College. He was a former Wisconsin Society for Ornithology Vice President (in 1999 and 2000) and President (2001 and 2002).

Tom Schultz
Green Lake Co.
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Date: 3/11/17 5:09 pm
From: Bob Matyas <bobmatyas...>
Subject: [wisb] Greater White-fronted Goose-Milwaukee
Hello Everyone,
Lu Ann and I had the Greater White-fronted Goose just south of the Juneau Park Lagoon this afternoon, hanging out with about 20 Canada Geese. So it is still hanging around for those who want try for it tomorrow before the weather turns snowy latter in the day.
Good Birding,
Bob and Lu Ann Matyas
Franklin, WI.
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Date: 3/11/17 4:26 pm
From: Dave Moffat <moffatfam...>
Subject: [wisb] Belize birding
Ann and I just returned from a trip to Belize. We spent four of our days
there birding. I was afraid that with our early warm-up here there would be
nothing left. Fortunately, there were many birds. We birded in two areas:
Lamanai and Cockscomb/Hopkins. We were fortunate to have two really great
guides and we wanted to pass along their contact information in case you
ever head down that way.

We stayed at Lamanai Outpost Lodge in the north and used their resident
birder, Eduardo Ruano (<eduardo...>). He was amazing. He'd put the
scope on a bird five layers deep in the brush. He'd hear things we couldn't
and then find the bird. We birded four different areas on foot and by boat
(be sure to go out for the nighttime Spotlight Nature Safari) and saw 125
species.

Later, we birded with Jonathan Urbina (<anibru.feathers...>) in the
Cockscomb/Hopkins area in the south. Jonathan's approach to birding was a
bit different. We drove to several different spots and then waited for the
birds to come. No calling, though a very little pishing. Sure enough, the
birds came. Cockscomb is jungle which makes it darn near impossible to see
anything in the jungle itself. Jonathan's approach was to find specific
habitats with a clearing and then survey the edges. He could also hear more
birds than we could and identify them all. In all we saw 111 species.
Jonathan works closely with Roni Martinez (<roni.a.martinez...>) and is
out in the field a lot. If you can't reach him directly, contact Roni.

Both of these guides are really great people and fantastic birders. We had a
great time with them. Give them a try when you're in the area.

Dave Moffat
Verona, Dane County, WI


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Date: 3/11/17 3:05 pm
From: Kenneth Younger <kyounger...>
Subject: [wisb] Re: White-winged Scoter still on Lake Monona (Madison)
It is here now (5pm). Fairly close to shore.
Kenny Younger
Madison, WI

On Mar 11, 2017 1:23 PM, "Peter Fissel" <peter.fissel...> wrote:

Pat Ready called this morning to let me know that the White-winged Scoter
was still visible off Olbrich Park on Lake Monona, so I stopped on my way
to the store. Looking from the beach house parking area off Atwood
Ave./Walter St., the scoter was a couple hundred yards out, looking towards
the capitol. Shimmer and glare might be an issue in the afternoon from
there. There were Common Goldeneye, Redheads and scaup spp. out in the
vicinity, but when I saw it, it was associating with a female Bufflehead.

Peter Fissel

Madison, Dane Co.


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Date: 3/11/17 1:24 pm
From: Lester Doyle <zzzlester...>
Subject: [wisb] Blue Phase Ross's Goose at Goose Pond (Columbia Co.)
I had a Blue Phase Ross's Goose at Goose Pond today around noon. Pictures
are not great, but if anyone is interested, back-channel me an I will share.
Also lots of Cackling Geese, Snows and Greater White-fronted.

Lester Doyle
Harmony Grove (Lodi)
Columbia Co.


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Date: 3/11/17 12:38 pm
From: Dennis Casper <denncasp.wisbirder...>
Subject: [wisb] Urban Ecology Center Bird Walk, March 9, 2017
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, March 9, 2016
32 degrees
Overcast
14 birders

Total Species: 26

22 Canada Goose
17 Mallard
2 Common Goldeneye
2 Cooper’s Hawk
1 Herring Gull
12 Rock Pigeon
1 Mourning Dove
1 Red-bellied Woodpecker
2 Downy Woodpecker
1 Hairy Woodpecker

1 Peregrine Falcon
10 American Crow
16 Black-capped Chickadee
4 White-breasted Nuthatch
13 American Robin
14 European Starling
5 American Tree Sparrow
7 Song Sparrow
2 Lincoln Sparrow
9 Dark-eyed Junco

6 Northern Cardinal
22 Red-winged Blackbird
30 Common Grackle
4 House Finch
1 American Goldfinch
5 House Sparrow

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Date: 3/11/17 11:23 am
From: Peter Fissel <peter.fissel...>
Subject: [wisb] White-winged Scoter still on Lake Monona (Madison)
Pat Ready called this morning to let me know that the White-winged Scoter was still visible off Olbrich Park on Lake Monona, so I stopped on my way to the store. Looking from the beach house parking area off Atwood Ave./Walter St., the scoter was a couple hundred yards out, looking towards the capitol. Shimmer and glare might be an issue in the afternoon from there. There were Common Goldeneye, Redheads and scaup spp. out in the vicinity, but when I saw it, it was associating with a female Bufflehead.

Peter Fissel

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Date: 3/10/17 5:17 pm
From: Jim Edlhuber <jimedlhuber...>
Subject: [wisb] Killdeer in the puddle in MKE Co. 3/10/17, some images...
Hi all,
I came across some Killdeer today drinking water out of a half frozen
puddle in Milwaukee County. Temperatures remained below freezing all day
but the Killdeer still found some open water. Watching them in a short
grass field they also appeared to find food today, a good thing. A cold and
windy day today with some sun, the high for the day was 26 degrees.

A few images of the Killdeer from today at this link if you care to view
them:

http://www.windowtowildlife.com/killdeer-in-milwaukee-county-wisconsin-on-march-10-2017/

Thanks and good birding,

Jim Edlhuber
Town of Genesee Waukesha Co.


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Date: 3/10/17 2:42 pm
From: Steve Thiessen <stevethiessen...>
Subject: [wisb] W-w scoter, Lake Monona

I refound the reported W-w Scoter ,this afternoon. It was out from the Olbrick Boat Landing.
Steve Thiessen Stoughton Dane Co.
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Date: 3/10/17 1:23 pm
From: Jim Edlhuber <jimedlhuber...>
Subject: [wisb] White-winged Scoter Lakeshore SP MKE 3/10/17, some images...
Hi all,
A brief birding stop this morning at Lakeshore State Park provided nice
views of a White-winged Scoter. The female duck was hanging out with
Greater Scaup and feeding on mussels in the lagoon. It was a nice way to
start the cold day out birding.

Some images of the White-winged Scoter from this morning at this link if
you care to view them:

*http://www.windowtowildlife.com/white-winged-scoter-lakeshore-state-park-milwaukee-wisconsin-march-10-2017/
<http://www.windowtowildlife.com/white-winged-scoter-lakeshore-state-park-milwaukee-wisconsin-march-10-2017/>*

Thanks and good birding,

Jim Edlhuber
Town of Genesee Waukesha Co


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Date: 3/10/17 9:39 am
From: Karen Etter Hale <chimneyswift1...>
Subject: [wisb] Re: False security
Once, in downtown Madison at noon, I caught sight of a Cooper’s zooming in toward a rock wall covered with a tangle of vegetation holding a couple of dozen House Sparrows. The Coop landed on the tangle, reached in with a foot (revealing just how long those legs really are) and pulled one out for lunch.
Karen
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> On Mar 10, 2017, at 11:14 AM, Peter Fissel <peter.fissel...> wrote:
>
> I suspect the sparrows feel like they have a better chance in a dense shrub, as opposed to being out in the open where an aerial acrobat like a Sharpie can pursue them. I've seen much the same thing in my own yard with a Sharpie and a Junco playing "tag" in a shrub. If there are multiple sparrows, any individual one is probably hoping the predator will take off in pursuit of one of the others.
>
> At my first house, I had a large yew next to the garage, and near the feeders. I looked out one day to see a Cooper's Hawk dive into the yew after the flock of House Sparrows that favored it as a shelter. The sparrows exploded out of it, and the Coop popped out, preyless. They went back in, and so did he. This happened a few times, until he finally came out with one in his talons and set to work plucking it. The entire time all that was going on, a Red-breasted Nuthatch that had been unlucky enough to be on the feeder when the hawk appeared stayed frozen in place, only flying off when the Coop finally had prey.
>
> Peter Fissel
> Madison WI
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> Sent: Friday, March 10, 2017 9:21 AM
> To: <wisbirdn...>
> Subject: [wisb] False security
>
> I sparrows are hiding in a globe arborvitae do they feel safe. Yesterday afternoon a female sharpie was sitting on a feeder surveying the shrubs in front of the windows of our sunroom. It dropped down in front of one of the shrubs and eventually entered the bush while on the ground. A sparrow exploded out of the top and the sharpie came out the other side with a female sparrow in its grip.. After re-gripping several time it began removing feathers.. Question- did the bird feel safe hiding in the shrub and not flee like the second one ?
> All of this took place about six feet from where I was standing.
> Jerry Schoen
> Whitewater
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Date: 3/10/17 9:15 am
From: Peter Fissel <peter.fissel...>
Subject: [wisb] Re: False security
I suspect the sparrows feel like they have a better chance in a dense shrub, as opposed to being out in the open where an aerial acrobat like a Sharpie can pursue them. I've seen much the same thing in my own yard with a Sharpie and a Junco playing "tag" in a shrub. If there are multiple sparrows, any individual one is probably hoping the predator will take off in pursuit of one of the others.

At my first house, I had a large yew next to the garage, and near the feeders. I looked out one day to see a Cooper's Hawk dive into the yew after the flock of House Sparrows that favored it as a shelter. The sparrows exploded out of it, and the Coop popped out, preyless. They went back in, and so did he. This happened a few times, until he finally came out with one in his talons and set to work plucking it. The entire time all that was going on, a Red-breasted Nuthatch that had been unlucky enough to be on the feeder when the hawk appeared stayed frozen in place, only flying off when the Coop finally had prey.

Peter Fissel
Madison WI
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Sent: Friday, March 10, 2017 9:21 AM
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Subject: [wisb] False security

I sparrows are hiding in a globe arborvitae do they feel safe. Yesterday afternoon a female sharpie was sitting on a feeder surveying the shrubs in front of the windows of our sunroom. It dropped down in front of one of the shrubs and eventually entered the bush while on the ground. A sparrow exploded out of the top and the sharpie came out the other side with a female sparrow in its grip.. After re-gripping several time it began removing feathers.. Question- did the bird feel safe hiding in the shrub and not flee like the second one ?
All of this took place about six feet from where I was standing.
Jerry Schoen
Whitewater
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Date: 3/10/17 7:52 am
From: Betsy Abert <betsyacorn...>
Subject: [wisb] Tundra Swans So. Milwaukee
Just heard their sweet sound and observed 40 Tundras moving NW overhead.
Betsy Abert, So. Milwaukee

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Date: 3/10/17 7:22 am
From: Jerry Schoen <basketsandbirds...>
Subject: [wisb] False security
I sparrows are hiding in a globe arborvitae do they feel safe. Yesterday afternoon a female sharpie was sitting on a feeder surveying the shrubs in front of the windows of our sunroom. It dropped down in front of one of the shrubs and eventually entered the bush while on the ground. A sparrow exploded out of the top and the sharpie came out the other side with a female sparrow in its grip.. After re-gripping several time it began removing feathers.. Question- did the bird feel safe hiding in the shrub and not flee like the second one ?
All of this took place about six feet from where I was standing.
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Date: 3/9/17 4:54 pm
From: Tom Wood <tcwood729...>
Subject: [wisb] Re: Northern Kettle Moraine State Forest and Sheboygan County Ponds
Correction- Spruce Lake Bog is northwest of Dundee, not northeast.
Thomas Wood, Menomonee Falls, Waukesha County

-----Original Message-----
From: Tom Wood [mailto:<tcwood729...>]
Sent: Thursday, March 09, 2017 5:50 PM
To: <Wisbirdn...>
Subject: Northern Kettle Moraine State Forest and Sheboygan County Ponds

There were not a lot of birds to be seen in the Northern Kettle Moraine
State Forest today, at least along the scenic drive.
3 Eastern Bluebirds were seen from the parking lot for the New Fane Trails.
Mauthe Lake had a couple of Bald Eagles.
I had Jim Edlhuber's luck today when I approached Haushalter Lane. A
beautiful Red-shouldered Hawk was perched right next to the road, only about
10 feet off the ground. It remained in the area for about 5 minutes. The
Red-shoulders return every March, so there are probably others in the
forest, but none were calling today, so I felt quite lucky with this
sighting.
Spruce Lake Bog, northeast of Dundee had 12 Hooded Mergansers, 12 Wood
Ducks, and 56 Ring-necked Ducks among a few others. This caused me to go
back to the car and retrieve my scope so I could enjoy these beauties!
Southwest of Sheboygan Falls there are flooded fields along CTH N between
CTH I and Humphrey Road. This was the best waterfowl spot of the day with 21
Tundra Swans, 60 Snow Geese, 19 Greater White-fronted Geese, 1 Ross's Goose,
and at least 9 species of ducks. The Risseuw Road ponds had 102 Redheads, 15
Northern Shovelers, and 5 Canvasbacks. Hoitink Road had more Tundra Swans, a
Snow Goose, and several Greater White-fronted Geese.
Driving home from here through Ozaukee County, I noted that 2 Rough-legged
Hawks and a few Kestrels are along Six Mile Road. Meadowlarks have returned
with 2 confirmed-by-song Easterns, and 1 distant unidentified meadowlark at
Schwengel WPA where Bill G. had 2 Western Meadowlarks earlier in the year.
Thomas Wood, Menomonee Falls, Waukesha County

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Date: 3/9/17 3:46 pm
From: Tom Wood <tcwood729...>
Subject: [wisb] Northern Kettle Moraine State Forest and Sheboygan County Ponds
There were not a lot of birds to be seen in the Northern Kettle Moraine
State Forest today, at least along the scenic drive.
3 Eastern Bluebirds were seen from the parking lot for the New Fane Trails.
Mauthe Lake had a couple of Bald Eagles.
I had Jim Edlhuber's luck today when I approached Haushalter Lane. A
beautiful Red-shouldered Hawk was perched right next to the road, only about
10 feet off the ground. It remained in the area for about 5 minutes. The
Red-shoulders return every March, so there are probably others in the
forest, but none were calling today, so I felt quite lucky with this
sighting.
Spruce Lake Bog, northeast of Dundee had 12 Hooded Mergansers, 12 Wood
Ducks, and 56 Ring-necked Ducks among a few others. This caused me to go
back to the car and retrieve my scope so I could enjoy these beauties!
Southwest of Sheboygan Falls there are flooded fields along CTH N between
CTH I and Humphrey Road. This was the best waterfowl spot of the day with 21
Tundra Swans, 60 Snow Geese, 19 Greater White-fronted Geese, 1 Ross's Goose,
and at least 9 species of ducks. The Risseuw Road ponds had 102 Redheads, 15
Northern Shovelers, and 5 Canvasbacks. Hoitink Road had more Tundra Swans, a
Snow Goose, and several Greater White-fronted Geese.
Driving home from here through Ozaukee County, I noted that 2 Rough-legged
Hawks and a few Kestrels are along Six Mile Road. Meadowlarks have returned
with 2 confirmed-by-song Easterns, and 1 distant unidentified meadowlark at
Schwengel WPA where Bill G. had 2 Western Meadowlarks earlier in the year.
Thomas Wood, Menomonee Falls, Waukesha County

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Date: 3/9/17 12:41 pm
From: Dale Bonk <debunkshy...>
Subject: [wisb] Re: Ross's and Snows ,Dane county
There are some to Ross's mixed in with the Jackson area geese. Looks like
four.
Dale Bonk
Mt Horeb, Dane
On Mar 9, 2017 2:22 PM, "Steve Thiessen" <stevethiessen...> wrote:

There is a group of 27 Snow and Ross's Geese at Island Lake. Loads of
White-fronteds, also. This is south of Rutland-Dunn road, near Stoughton.
The island does get in the way. I walked in from Lake Kegonsa Road. A scope
helps.
I've also heard reports of both Ross's and Snows at Goose Pond, Columbia
County. And Snows at Jackson WA. This is from Nolan Pope and Jim Otto.
Steve Thiessen Stoughton Dane co.
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Date: 3/9/17 12:22 pm
From: Steve Thiessen <stevethiessen...>
Subject: [wisb] Ross's and Snows ,Dane county
There is a group of 27 Snow and Ross's Geese at Island Lake. Loads of White-fronteds, also. This is south of Rutland-Dunn road, near Stoughton. The island does get in the way. I walked in from Lake Kegonsa Road. A scope helps.
I've also heard reports of both Ross's and Snows at Goose Pond, Columbia County. And Snows at Jackson WA. This is from Nolan Pope and Jim Otto.
Steve Thiessen Stoughton Dane co.
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Date: 3/9/17 12:19 pm
From: Eric's Email <dmarc-noreply...> (Redacted sender brewbird1 for DMARC)
Subject: [wisb] Re: Fwd: Re: Peru bird guide?
All-

The Birds of Peru guide that Beau mentioned is also available as an App. Calls and songs of most birds come with the App.

Good birding,

Eric Lundquist
Mundelein, IL

Sent from my iPhone

> On Mar 9, 2017, at 8:30 AM, Bill Volkert <billvolkert11...> wrote:
>
> Whenever I am planning my birding trips I go to Buteo Books - the bookstore
> for the American Birding Association. They have a very large collection.
> I also check out Natural History Bookstore, which is in England. They
> carry some of the same books, but also have the Collins and Helms field
> guide series among others. Foreign shipping costs more but some of these
> books may not be available here. I often will purchase more than one field
> guide for a country and then compare them and take the best one or two with
> my on my trips. I know this results in an extra expense, but I figure if I
> am going to spend several thousand on my birding trips, then $100 for field
> guides isn't that much to be sure that I have the best books with me to
> help my identify the birds I see.
> Speaking of bird books, I received my copy of The Illustrated Checklist of
> the Birds of the World while we were traveling in Nicaragua. I just
> finished paging through this and am very impressed. Volume II - the
> passerines is an effort to illustrate every songbird in the world and
> includes range maps. Very impressive effort. While there will always be
> some reclassification of birds, they have attempted to illustrate a number
> of the subspecies, so if there are future splits among these they are
> already in the book. The book is pricey, but then it is a massive volume
> with more than 6,000 illustrations. After going through this I now have
> even more places I want to visit. I just need someone to help pay for my
> birding trips. Please send donations to the Bill Vollkert Travel Fund. My
> motto is..."With my ideas and your money, I can go places".
>
> Bill
> FdL Co.
>
> On Thu, Mar 9, 2017 at 7:56 AM, beau schaefer <dmarc-noreply...>
> wrote:
>
>> I haven't yet birded outside the country but I collect field guides for
>> other countries. The Princeton Guide to the Birds of Peru by our very own
>> Doug Stotz and others is exceptional in my opinion. Definitely check it out.
>>
>> Beau Schaefer
>> Lake County
>>
>> Sent from my iPhone
>>
>>> On Mar 9, 2017, at 7:35 AM, Andria Blattner <ablattner22...>
>> wrote:
>>>
>>> I'm going to Peru in April and would appreciate the same info.
>>> Andria Blattner
>>> Dane County
>>>
>>> -----Original Message-----
>>> From: <wisbirdn-bounce...> [mailto:wisbirdn-bounce@freeli
>> sts.org]
>>> On Behalf Of Peter McKeever
>>> Sent: Friday, March 03, 2017 12:34 PM
>>> To: 'wisb'
>>> Subject: [wisb] Peru bird guide?
>>>
>>> Planning a trip to Peru in May. I am looking for a reasonably
>> lightweight,
>>> compact and comprehensive bird guide for Peru. Please backchannel me
>> with
>>> recommendations.
>>>
>>> Peter McKeever
>>> Monona
>>>
>>>
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Date: 3/9/17 6:31 am
From: Bill Volkert <billvolkert11...>
Subject: [wisb] Fwd: Re: Peru bird guide?
Whenever I am planning my birding trips I go to Buteo Books - the bookstore
for the American Birding Association. They have a very large collection.
I also check out Natural History Bookstore, which is in England. They
carry some of the same books, but also have the Collins and Helms field
guide series among others. Foreign shipping costs more but some of these
books may not be available here. I often will purchase more than one field
guide for a country and then compare them and take the best one or two with
my on my trips. I know this results in an extra expense, but I figure if I
am going to spend several thousand on my birding trips, then $100 for field
guides isn't that much to be sure that I have the best books with me to
help my identify the birds I see.
Speaking of bird books, I received my copy of The Illustrated Checklist of
the Birds of the World while we were traveling in Nicaragua. I just
finished paging through this and am very impressed. Volume II - the
passerines is an effort to illustrate every songbird in the world and
includes range maps. Very impressive effort. While there will always be
some reclassification of birds, they have attempted to illustrate a number
of the subspecies, so if there are future splits among these they are
already in the book. The book is pricey, but then it is a massive volume
with more than 6,000 illustrations. After going through this I now have
even more places I want to visit. I just need someone to help pay for my
birding trips. Please send donations to the Bill Vollkert Travel Fund. My
motto is..."With my ideas and your money, I can go places".

Bill
FdL Co.

On Thu, Mar 9, 2017 at 7:56 AM, beau schaefer <dmarc-noreply...>
wrote:

> I haven't yet birded outside the country but I collect field guides for
> other countries. The Princeton Guide to the Birds of Peru by our very own
> Doug Stotz and others is exceptional in my opinion. Definitely check it out.
>
> Beau Schaefer
> Lake County
>
> Sent from my iPhone
>
> > On Mar 9, 2017, at 7:35 AM, Andria Blattner <ablattner22...>
> wrote:
> >
> > I'm going to Peru in April and would appreciate the same info.
> > Andria Blattner
> > Dane County
> >
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: <wisbirdn-bounce...> [mailto:wisbirdn-bounce@freeli
> sts.org]
> > On Behalf Of Peter McKeever
> > Sent: Friday, March 03, 2017 12:34 PM
> > To: 'wisb'
> > Subject: [wisb] Peru bird guide?
> >
> > Planning a trip to Peru in May. I am looking for a reasonably
> lightweight,
> > compact and comprehensive bird guide for Peru. Please backchannel me
> with
> > recommendations.
> >
> > Peter McKeever
> > Monona
> >
> >
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Date: 3/9/17 6:27 am
From: Judy s. <cherryjamcookies...>
Subject: [wisb] Partially leucistic house sparrow Outagamie
We have a partially leucistic male house sparrow this morning at our
feeders and suet block. I hope I can get a decent photo, but so far no
luck. His left wing is about 1/8 to 1/4 white, as is his right side of
his face, from the eye back towards his neck. He has other smaller
white patches as well. Very striking!

Our FOY yard male red-winged blackbirds showed up this morning, too,
in a small noisy of 7.

Good birding

Judy Stouffer
Outagamie County
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Date: 3/9/17 5:57 am
From: beau schaefer <dmarc-noreply...> (Redacted sender beauschaefer for DMARC)
Subject: [wisb] Re: Peru bird guide?
I haven't yet birded outside the country but I collect field guides for other countries. The Princeton Guide to the Birds of Peru by our very own Doug Stotz and others is exceptional in my opinion. Definitely check it out.

Beau Schaefer
Lake County

Sent from my iPhone

> On Mar 9, 2017, at 7:35 AM, Andria Blattner <ablattner22...> wrote:
>
> I'm going to Peru in April and would appreciate the same info.
> Andria Blattner
> Dane County
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: <wisbirdn-bounce...> [mailto:<wisbirdn-bounce...>]
> On Behalf Of Peter McKeever
> Sent: Friday, March 03, 2017 12:34 PM
> To: 'wisb'
> Subject: [wisb] Peru bird guide?
>
> Planning a trip to Peru in May. I am looking for a reasonably lightweight,
> compact and comprehensive bird guide for Peru. Please backchannel me with
> recommendations.
>
> Peter McKeever
> Monona
>
>
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Date: 3/9/17 5:36 am
From: Andria Blattner <ablattner22...>
Subject: [wisb] Re: Peru bird guide?
I'm going to Peru in April and would appreciate the same info.
Andria Blattner
Dane County

-----Original Message-----
From: <wisbirdn-bounce...> [mailto:<wisbirdn-bounce...>]
On Behalf Of Peter McKeever
Sent: Friday, March 03, 2017 12:34 PM
To: 'wisb'
Subject: [wisb] Peru bird guide?

Planning a trip to Peru in May. I am looking for a reasonably lightweight,
compact and comprehensive bird guide for Peru. Please backchannel me with
recommendations.

Peter McKeever
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Date: 3/8/17 5:28 pm
From: Mark Korducki <korducki...>
Subject: [wisb] 2 Open BBS routes
In addition to the Mather route, I found out that another route is open. Ironically it is also in Jackson County. This is the Pigeon Creek route. If anyone is interested in either (or both) routes please let me know. Thank you again.
Mark Korducki, New Berlin
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Date: 3/8/17 3:43 pm
From: Richter Museum <richter...>
Subject: [wisb] Song Sparrows, Wood Ducks and Vultures in Oconto Co.
Nice flock of Wood ducks at Little Suamico and several Song Sparrows at the feeders in Oconto County. Three Turkey Vultures playing in the strong winds at Brown, Oconto county line.
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Date: 3/8/17 2:58 pm
From: Steve Mullen <worse.than.costanza...>
Subject: [wisb] Northern Pintail, Franklin dump area, Milwaukee Co.
Hello, at about 1:30 this aft. i drove past a striking Drake Pintail on a
DOT pond on Hwy 45 near the enormous garbage dump mounds outside Franklin,
WI. The bird was on the east side of Hwy 45, surprisingly close to the
road.
Equally as spectacular (tho not in an aesthetic way) is the amount of trash
that has escaped in the wind from the west dump. Whew! Gotta see it to
believe it.
Steve Mullen, Oshkosh, Winnebago Co.

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Date: 3/8/17 12:43 pm
From: K. Hilary Ford <khilaryf32...>
Subject: [wisb] Fwd: American Life in Poetry 624
We have driven back from the south occasionally and stopped to see the
cranes early in the spring - such a wonderful sight, and here it is in
poetry. Enjoy it everyone! Hilary Ford
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*Unlike objects, two stories can occupy the same space*

Out along the last curve in the brick walk
the grass has begun to green,
with the freezing cold and coming snow
its certain fate.

The cranes make the same mistake,
fields of red capped heads attest their arrival
just before the worst blizzard of winter
makes it impossible to tell the field from the river.

And we, too, have known these mortal mishaps,
miscalculated our time, found ourselves out of step,
arriving too early, staying on too late,
misjudging the nearness, the vengeance of the storm.

The cranes, the grass, they tell us:
this can go on for millions of years.


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Date: 3/7/17 4:58 pm
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Subject: [wisb] Seminary Woods
I had a short while for a walk through Seminary Woods around 3 PM today. Found a gray-phase Screech Owl sunning in a west facing hole. Also saw a Brown Creeper, American Tree sparrow, W B Nuthatches, Downys, &
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Date: 3/7/17 3:41 pm
From: Jennifer Ambrose <jenthreat...>
Subject: [wisb] Sheboygan bird antics, part 2--photos
Hello everyone,
Below is a link to the second installment about my fun time birding in
Sheboygan on Sunday. I sent out a post with the Harlequin ducks earlier.
The bossy crow that I mentioned and some nice photos of a wigeon and some
shovelers are featured here. Thanks for looking!
http://www.birdspazz.com/2017/03/07/sheboygan-birding-part-ii-bossy-crow-and-handsome-ducks/

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Date: 3/7/17 8:40 am
From: Kim Kreitinger <k.kreitinger...>
Subject: [wisb] WSO Sheboygan Lakefront Field Trip
Join the Wisconsin Society for Ornithology this Sunday for a field trip to
the Sheboygan Lakefront.
Details can be found here: http://wsobirds.org/what-we-do/field-trips

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Date: 3/6/17 7:10 pm
From: Mark Korducki <korducki...>
Subject: [wisb] Open BBS route
Just when I thought I had filled all the open BBS routes........ I have another route open now that I am looking to fill. It is the route starting in Mather. This is in Juneau County just Northeast of Tomah. Another nice central location in the heart of cranberry country. If anyone is willing to take this route on please let me know.
Thank you,

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Date: 3/6/17 3:23 pm
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Subject: [wisb] Tundra Swans & White Pelicans--Jefferson Park, Menasha
In the midst of several flocks (15-30 ducks each) of common goldeneye
at Jefferson Park in Menasha this afternoon was a flock of 7 tundra
swans. 19 white pelicans were in the same location.

Judy Stouffer
Outagamie County
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Date: 3/6/17 2:46 pm
From: Aaron Balogh <crotalus269...>
Subject: [wisb] Re: Reporting Feeder Birds
Hello Hilary,
eBird (ebird.com) is an excellent resource to report all bird sightings
(including feeder birds). It is free to join and there is no minimum skill
level. I believe eBird even runs defined "Feeder Watches" from
time-to-time but you can certainly report any of your feeder birds at any
time. Researchers at the Lab of Ornithology then can use this data for
global avian conservation purposes. I highly recommend it!

-Aaron Balogh
Middleton, WI

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> Could someone please advise me to which organisation should we be reporting
> Feeder Birds? WSO, Cornell, or another Organisation. I am trying to
> report mine from here in Ellison Bay, Door CO. and appear to be running
> into a brick wall! Hilary Ford
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Date: 3/6/17 1:12 pm
From: Karen Etter Hale <chimneyswift1...>
Subject: [wisb] Re: Reporting Feeder Birds
Hi Hilary,

I add all mine to eBird.

You can add them as "incidental" sightings (if you keep a loose running list all day). Or, what I've started doing, is a "stationary" count: getting a cup of tea, setting my timer for 30 minutes and tallying everything I see.

OR you can join Cornell's official Feeder Count.

Good counting to you!

Karen

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Date: 3/6/17 12:49 pm
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Subject: [wisb] Reporting Feeder Birds
Could someone please advise me to which organisation should we be reporting
Feeder Birds? WSO, Cornell, or another Organisation. I am trying to
report mine from here in Ellison Bay, Door CO. and appear to be running
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Date: 3/6/17 12:06 pm
From: Steve Mullen <worse.than.costanza...>
Subject: [wisb] Ross's, Snow Geese-Fon du Lac Co.
Hello, this early afternoon i enjoyed watching 2 Ross's Geese & 3 Snow
Geese on my bosses property just west of Pickett, WI in Fondu Lac Co. They
were foraging & loafing with a larger flock of Canada's in a picked but not
plowed muddy cornfield.
The exact location is 100 yds S/W of of the Winnebago/Fondu Lac Co. line,
on the southish side of the road. They could be spotted from your vehicle
on Hwy 44 at Firelane N9688 (Town of Rosendale). It is near Springbrook Rd.
The lighting was crappy, but i hoofed it out near them after i parked my
Semi rig.
There was also a large flock of mixed Blackbirds in which i definitely
heard many Rusty's.
I personally have had bad luck seeing reported Snow's & Ross Geese a day
late, So...
Good Luck, Steve Mullen, Oshkosh, Winnebago Co.

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Date: 3/5/17 8:09 pm
From: Jeremy Meyer <jmeyer4044...>
Subject: [wisb] Florida vacation - pictures
Good evening, a couple of weeks ago, I was in Florida for eleven days.
I thought maybe some of you would be interested in the bird photos I took.
There are a lot, but I have them in one album, at the link below. If anyone
would like more info, on any of the pictures, feel free to back channel me.
Thanks.
https://www.flickr.com/photos/20birds08/albums/72157677581208704

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Date: 3/5/17 7:41 pm
From: Seegert, Greg <gseegert...>
Subject: [wisb] SB gull
All
In response to my request, 3 people kindly sent images of the slaty-backed gull. One had a nice head shot of it. This photo matches the pattern I saw on the individual I saw last Thursday at Northridge Lakes so I'm confident that the bird I saw was indeed the slaty backed, which I hereby dub Smudgy.

Greg Seegert
Beaver Dam....til next week

BTW, if anyone is interested, I limited out on whitefish both last Fri and Sat. Might have enough ice for one more trip.

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Date: 3/5/17 6:51 pm
From: Peter Fissel <peter.fissel...>
Subject: [wisb] Re: Sheboygan Harlequin Ducks
Jim Otto and I were over there this morning, and had the Harlequins really close to shore - didn't even need to get out of the car. We first saw them just north of the broken jetty, then later off of the parking lot. We also had an adult Glaucous Gull south of the first stone jetty on North Point, and a winter female Long-tailed Duck fairly close to shore from the parking lot (odd-looking bird - took us a minute to realize what it was.)

The breakers were impressive - the surfers were having a great time. I'm glad birding only requires you to be half-crazy.


Peter Fissel

Madison WI


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Sent: Sunday, March 5, 2017 8:20 PM
To: Birders
Subject: [wisb] Sheboygan Harlequin Ducks

Hello all,
I managed to get a few photos of the two Harlequin Ducks in Sheboygan
today. It was a REALLY fun afternoon, but I am so wiped out from being
pummeled by the wind that I am going to have to split up my report from
today into many posts.

I hope you enjoy the pictures of the ducks surfing the waves!

http://www.birdspazz.com/2017/03/06/sheboygan-birding-part-i-harlequin-ducks/

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Date: 3/5/17 6:20 pm
From: Jennifer Ambrose <jenthreat...>
Subject: [wisb] Sheboygan Harlequin Ducks
Hello all,
I managed to get a few photos of the two Harlequin Ducks in Sheboygan
today. It was a REALLY fun afternoon, but I am so wiped out from being
pummeled by the wind that I am going to have to split up my report from
today into many posts.

I hope you enjoy the pictures of the ducks surfing the waves!

http://www.birdspazz.com/2017/03/06/sheboygan-birding-part-i-harlequin-ducks/

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Bayview, Milwaukee County

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Date: 3/5/17 4:09 pm
From: Jim Edlhuber <jimedlhuber...>
Subject: [wisb] Red-shouldered Hawk Marquette Co. 3/5/17, some images...
Hi all,
While driving on a back road in Marquette County with my son this morning
we spotted a stunning Red-shouldered Hawk sitting on a branch in a wooded
parcel about 50 feet off the road. I pulled over and took a couple shots.
After about 30 seconds it flew about 50 feet down the road but remained in
the woods. The colors on this bird when the wings went up and it flew were
incredible! It landed in a heavily branched tree and we left the area. By
far the closest I have ever been to this species, my lucky day!
A couple of images of this bird at this link if you care to view them:

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Thanks and good birding,

Jim Edlhuber
Town of Genesee Waukesha Co.


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Date: 3/5/17 3:45 pm
From: Carl Schroeder <omiimiig...>
Subject: [wisb] Hales Corners CBC?
Does anyone know if the Hales Corners Christmas Bird Count was conducted
this season and who is the compiler?
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Date: 3/5/17 1:15 pm
From: Karen Etter Hale <chimneyswift1...>
Subject: [wisb] Two Whooping Cranes over Jefferson County!
Two Whooping Cranes just went over the house!! At the tail end of a flock of ~40 Sandhills, just before 3 p.m.
Karen
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Date: 3/5/17 11:55 am
From: Jennifer Ambrose <jenthreat...>
Subject: [wisb] Re: Harlequins remain at North Point in Sheboygan
Present right now close to shore. Bobbing north of parking lot.
Jennifer Ambrose
Milwaukee

On Mar 3, 2017 7:32 AM, "Jim and Julie Hess" <jrhbird...> wrote:

> Seen this a.m. at 6:45 swimming off of the parking area. They appear to be
> adult females. They have been sticking close to each other. Very easily
> seen from the parking lot. Also had a Cooper' s Hawk in the trees.
> Great birding,
> Jim Hess
> Sheboygan, Wisconsin
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Date: 3/5/17 10:09 am
From: Packett, Diane L - NRF <Diane.Packett...>
Subject: [wisb] Spring waterfowl migration on the Mississippi
Join the Natural Resources Foundation of Wisconsin on an excursion through the Upper Mississippi National Wildlife Refuge on March 31 to view the spectacle of spring waterfowl migration! Former refuge manager Jim Nissen and waterfowl ecologist Jeb Barzen will lead this bus trip to various spots between LaCrosse, WI and Lansing, Iowa. Besides viewing waterfowl, shorebirds, raptors and other early migrants, they will discuss waterfowl ecology and the conservation successes and challenges on the Mississippi. Proceeds benefit the Bird Protection Fund. You do not have to be an NRF member to attend. Registration at
http://www.cvent.com/d/rvqb31


Good birding!


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Date: 3/5/17 8:32 am
From: Dale Bonk <debunkshy...>
Subject: [wisb] Black scoter, Lake Farm Park, Dane
The scoter is currently very close to the boat launch making for great
looks. But diving often, making photography a bit challenging.
No sign of the LBBG.
Dale Bonk
Mt Horeb, Dane

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Date: 3/4/17 8:16 pm
From: Carol Berglund <dmarc-noreply...> (Redacted sender clbwi for DMARC)
Subject: [wisb] Sandhill cranes and more on the Platte River
To hear them at night or see them when it is daylight, see:Rowe Sanctuary’s Crane Cam

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Date: 3/4/17 3:44 pm
From: William Mueller <wpmueller1947...>
Subject: [wisb] clarifying the toxic-to-birds shrub information, Part 2
Although the most serious threat posed by the shrub "heavenly bamboo"
(otherwise known as "sacred bamboo" - Nandina domestica) does seem to be in
the southern US at this time, there are very good reasons to specifically
avoid it:
a) It is clearly toxic to birds.

b) Plant hardiness or "zone" maps are being revised because of climatic
warming.

c) If you can grow an ornamental shrub or flower in Georgia or Alabama or
Mississippi, someone will surely try to do so in the Upper Midwest also.

d) It is available for sale.

e) Not many years ago, we thought plants like Japanese stiltgrass were "far
away" - but they are here now.

For more reading:


https://www.stewardshipnetwork.org/sites/default/files/field_guide_to_invasive_plants_of_the_midwest_-_midwest_invasive_plant_network.pdf

https://www.fs.fed.us/database/feis/plants/shrub/nandom/all.html

And to help some of the people who are working the hardest in our region to
control invasives, and educate people about them, go to:
https://sewisc.org/

William Mueller
Director, Western Great Lakes Bird and Bat Observatory
WGLBBO online: wglbbo.org
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Date: 3/4/17 2:10 pm
From: Peter Fissel <peter.fissel...>
Subject: [wisb] Re: do not plant this shrub - poisonous to birds!
Uh, that's actually Decatur, Georgia, Bill... Just to clarify.

Peter Fissel

Madison, WI


________________________________
From: <wisbirdn-bounce...> <wisbirdn-bounce...> on behalf of William Mueller <wpmueller1947...>
Sent: Saturday, March 4, 2017 2:41 PM
To: wisbirdn
Subject: [wisb] Re: do not plant this shrub - poisonous to birds!

More on this topic, since several Wisbirdn subscribers have pointed out the
zone (plant hardiness) map makes it unlikely in WI.
But people planted it in Iowa, and it has killed birds there:
http://www.decaturish.com/2017/03/invasive-bushes-in-decatur-killing-cedar-waxwings/
[http://www.decaturish.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/IMG_9846.jpg]<http://www.decaturish.com/2017/03/invasive-bushes-in-decatur-killing-cedar-waxwings/>

Invasive bushes in Decatur killing cedar waxwings<http://www.decaturish.com/2017/03/invasive-bushes-in-decatur-killing-cedar-waxwings/>
www.decaturish.com
Last April, Decatur resident Charles Reid found a flock of dead cedar waxwings outside of Decatur High Schools front entrance.


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


On Sat, Mar 4, 2017 at 1:06 PM, William Mueller <wpmueller1947...>
wrote:

> Thanks to Joel Trick for alerting me to this:
>
> https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3005831/
[https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/corehtml/pmc/pmcgifs/pmc-logo-share.png]<https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3005831/>

Feeding Behavior-Related Toxicity due to Nandina domestica ...<https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3005831/>
www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov
1. Introduction. The Cedar Waxwing (Bombycilla cedrorum, formerly Ampelis cedrorum) is a member of the family Bombycillidae. It breeds in North America, principally ...


>
> http://www.missouribotanicalgarden.org/PlantFinder/
> PlantFinderDetails.aspx?kempercode72
>
>
> William Mueller
> Director, Western Great Lakes Bird and Bat Observatory
> WGLBBO online: wglbbo.org
> <wpmueller1947...>
> office 262-285-3374
> cell 414-698-9108
> blog: futureofbirds.blogspot.com
> Port Washington, WI
>
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Date: 3/4/17 12:43 pm
From: Betsy Abert <betsyacorn...>
Subject: [wisb] Re: do not plant this shrub - poisonous to birds!
This is an important warning to Wisconsinites with climate change on the
march. And, sometimes folks in SE WI (Kenosha, Racine, Milwaukee
counties) in close proximity to Lake Michigan can indeed "get away with"
zone 6 plants, and are known to try especially on protected sides of
structures. Glad for the warning which I just passed along to friends in
the south.
Betsy Abert, So. Milwaukee

On Sat, Mar 4, 2017 at 2:29 PM, Kathi Johnson Rock <kathijr777...>
wrote:

> William,
> Note that this shrub is only hardy to USDA hardiness zone 6, which means
> that it would not survive the winter in any area of Wisconsin (USDA Growing
> Zones in Wisconsin are 3, 4 and 5)---but would an issue in other states. I
> have never seen it for sale in any local Wisconsin nursery.
>
> This is very good news. Thank you for alerting us.
>
> Kathi and Michael Rock
> Madison, WI, Dane County
>
> On Sat, Mar 4, 2017 at 1:06 PM, William Mueller <wpmueller1947...>
> wrote:
>
> > Thanks to Joel Trick for alerting me to this:
> > https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3005831/
> >
> > http://www.missouribotanicalgarden.org/PlantFinder/
> > PlantFinderDetails.aspx?kempercode=c772
> >
> >
> > William Mueller
> > Director, Western Great Lakes Bird and Bat Observatory
> > WGLBBO online: wglbbo.org
> > <wpmueller1947...>
> > office 262-285-3374
> > cell 414-698-9108
> > blog: futureofbirds.blogspot.com
> > Port Washington, WI
> >
> >
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> Zone 4/5
> e-mail: <kathijr...>
> website: www.hummingbirdgardening.net
> telephone: (608) 233-7397
>
> "Hummingbirds.....where is the person, I ask, who, on observing this
> glittering
> fragment of the rainbow, would not pause, admire, and turn his mind with
> reverence..."; (J. J. Audubon)
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Date: 3/4/17 12:42 pm
From: William Mueller <wpmueller1947...>
Subject: [wisb] Re: do not plant this shrub - poisonous to birds!
More on this topic, since several Wisbirdn subscribers have pointed out the
zone (plant hardiness) map makes it unlikely in WI.
But people planted it in Iowa, and it has killed birds there:
http://www.decaturish.com/2017/03/invasive-bushes-in-decatur-killing-cedar-waxwings/
William Mueller
Director, Western Great Lakes Bird and Bat Observatory
WGLBBO online: wglbbo.org
<wpmueller1947...>
office 262-285-3374
cell 414-698-9108
blog: futureofbirds.blogspot.com
Port Washington, WI


On Sat, Mar 4, 2017 at 1:06 PM, William Mueller <wpmueller1947...>
wrote:

> Thanks to Joel Trick for alerting me to this:
>
> https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3005831/
>
> http://www.missouribotanicalgarden.org/PlantFinder/
> PlantFinderDetails.aspx?kempercode=c772
>
>
> William Mueller
> Director, Western Great Lakes Bird and Bat Observatory
> WGLBBO online: wglbbo.org
> <wpmueller1947...>
> office 262-285-3374
> cell 414-698-9108
> blog: futureofbirds.blogspot.com
> Port Washington, WI
>
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Date: 3/4/17 12:30 pm
From: Kathi Johnson Rock <kathijr777...>
Subject: [wisb] Re: do not plant this shrub - poisonous to birds!
William,
Note that this shrub is only hardy to USDA hardiness zone 6, which means
that it would not survive the winter in any area of Wisconsin (USDA Growing
Zones in Wisconsin are 3, 4 and 5)---but would an issue in other states. I
have never seen it for sale in any local Wisconsin nursery.

This is very good news. Thank you for alerting us.

Kathi and Michael Rock
Madison, WI, Dane County

On Sat, Mar 4, 2017 at 1:06 PM, William Mueller <wpmueller1947...>
wrote:

> Thanks to Joel Trick for alerting me to this:
> https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3005831/
>
> http://www.missouribotanicalgarden.org/PlantFinder/
> PlantFinderDetails.aspx?kempercode=c772
>
>
> William Mueller
> Director, Western Great Lakes Bird and Bat Observatory
> WGLBBO online: wglbbo.org
> <wpmueller1947...>
> office 262-285-3374
> cell 414-698-9108
> blog: futureofbirds.blogspot.com
> Port Washington, WI
>
>
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Date: 3/4/17 11:45 am
From: Bill Hogseth <billhogseth...>
Subject: [wisb] Correction: Bird School registration is open until April 3! Sign up now!
In a previous message, the registration deadline was incorrectly shown as
March 3. *The correct registration deadline is April 3*. There is still
time to register. Sorry for the confusion!
---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Gaylord Nelson Audubon <gaylordnelsonaudubon...>
Date: Mon, Feb 20, 2017 at 9:06 AM
Subject: Bird School registration is open! Sign up now!
To: Gaylord Nelson Audubon <gaylordnelsonaudubon...>


Gaylord Nelson Audubon Society is teaming up with Beaver Creek Reserve to
offer an expanded and enhanced version of Bird School in 2017.

The class will offer beginning birders a whirlwind introduction to all
things avian including bird identification, behavior, songs and calls,
anatomy, migration, and conservation. Held at the Beaver Creek Reserve
facilities, we’ll have a great line up of speakers and field trip leaders;
and this year we’re including a morning session devoted to bird banding to
offer students a chance to see living birds up close.

*REGISTER NOW*: https://www.beavercreekreserve.org/events/Bird-School/

*Deadline to register is April 3. *Limited space is available -- sign up
now before the class if full.

*What?* A fun and comprehensive introduction to the world of birds
*Where?* Beaver Creek Reserve, Fall Creek, WI
*When?* Friday (5pm) April 28th – Sunday (12pm) April 30th, 2017
*Who?* Anyone interested in birds especially novice birders, students,
backyard birdwatchers, hunters, landowners, gardeners, farmers, teachers,
hikers, artists

The class features excellent line up of birding experts and field trip
leaders include Steve Betchkal, Bill Volkert, Robin Maercklein, Jeanette
Kelly, Michelle Carlisle, Augie Wirkus, Bill Hogseth, and Emily Lind.

*Keynote Presentation:* "Around the world with a thousand birds" *Bill
Volkert*
Bill worked as the naturalist and wildlife educator for Wisconsin
Department of Natural Resources at Horicon Marsh for 27 years. Bill has
been watching and studying birds for over 40 years. He is a regular guest
on Wisconsin Public Radio’s “Larry Meiller Show”. In 2014 and 2015, Bill
and his wife Connie traveled to twelve countries during a seven and a half
month trip. They sighted more than 1,300 species of birds and took more
than 35,000 pictures.



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Date: 3/4/17 11:06 am
From: William Mueller <wpmueller1947...>
Subject: [wisb] do not plant this shrub - poisonous to birds!
Thanks to Joel Trick for alerting me to this:
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3005831/

http://www.missouribotanicalgarden.org/PlantFinder/PlantFinderDetails.aspx?kempercode=c772


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<wpmueller1947...>
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Date: 3/4/17 9:29 am
From: Steve Thiessen <stevethiessen...>
Subject: [wisb] MAS, field trip, McFarland

Nice group of 16 showed up for the trip, at Lower Mud Lake. A lot of the views were a bit far, but the numbers were great, for this time of year.
From the south side, with great lighting, the ducks flocks were still out a bit. But scope views were excellent. The Bald Eagles kicked up the ducks every now and then. The number of Canvasbacks ,in the air was impressive. Only one pintail was spotted, and no Wood duck. 16 duck species plus coot, Canada Geese and Pied-billed Grebe were seen. We did get 3 White-fronted Geese fly over.Thanks to all that showerd up. Steve Thiessen Stoughton Dane co.
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Date: 3/4/17 9:18 am
From: Steve Thiessen <stevethiessen...>
Subject: [wisb] Black Scoter and Lesser B-b Gull, Lake Waubesa
Shawn Miller called this morning and said he had the b-b gull and the scoter.
The Black Scoter and Lesser Black-backed Gull were being seen this morning from McDaniel Park, McFarland.
The scoter looked a lot more black, with good lighting. But still at times you could see brownish tones, as the lighting changed.
The black-backed gull was very distant, but size and shape all pointed towards Lesser Black-backed gull. It had more of a non-colored look to the legs.
Steve Thiessen Stoughton Dane co.
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Date: 3/4/17 6:52 am
From: William Mueller <wpmueller1947...>
Subject: [wisb] Re: Snow, white-fr., and ross's: why they are easier to find
Hi Mike and all,
As with all these kinds of things, expanding #s of geese is not an
unmitigated good thing. If you look up some info on snows and ross's,
you'll see they are actually damaging their own breeding habitat in some
areas of the arctic and subarctic with dramatically increased feeding areas
on sensitive tundra.

Management of these species is difficult, for a complicated set of reasons:

http://www.mhhe.com/biosci/pae/es_map/articles/article_40.mhtml

https://www.fws.gov/migratorybirds/pdf/management/snow-geese/light-
gooseFEIS-QAs.pdf

http://www.ducks.org/conservation/national/light-goose-dilemma


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WGLBBO online: wglbbo.org
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On Sat, Mar 4, 2017 at 8:32 AM, Mike Wanger <misterwanger...> wrote:

> Thanks for the information, Bill. Given the state of the planet and nature
> in general, it's nice to see the word "expanding". Maybe the moderating
> temperatures of late in the northern climes might be playing a part in more
> favorable breeding conditions for geese and certain other species.....
>
> Mike Wanger
> Milwaukee
>
> On Sat, Mar 4, 2017 at 12:44 AM, William Mueller <wpmueller1947...>
> wrote:
>
>> Mike Wanger was wondering if it is unusual for all 3 of these species to
>> be
>> in an eastern county like Milwaukee. It is, but it is easier to find all 3
>> now, in more locations. The reason is that all 3 have expanding
>> populations, and more individuals are found a little outside their former
>> "normal" locations than 10-20 years ago, and that is likely to continue
>> for
>> a while. In addition to those 3, if you study the other Arctic breeding
>> geese in the Old World, you will notice some of this same phenomenon going
>> on there as well. Expect more North American records in the coming years
>> of
>> Pink-footed Goose, for example - and maybe one in WI before long.
>> William P. Mueller
>> Director,
>> Western Great Lakes Bird and Bat Observatory
>> wglbbo.org
>> Blog: futureofbirds.blogspot.com
>> 414.698.9108
>>
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Date: 3/4/17 6:33 am
From: Mike Wanger <misterwanger...>
Subject: [wisb] Re: Snow, white-fr., and ross's: why they are easier to find
Thanks for the information, Bill. Given the state of the planet and nature
in general, it's nice to see the word "expanding". Maybe the moderating
temperatures of late in the northern climes might be playing a part in more
favorable breeding conditions for geese and certain other species.....
Mike Wanger
Milwaukee

On Sat, Mar 4, 2017 at 12:44 AM, William Mueller <wpmueller1947...>
wrote:

> Mike Wanger was wondering if it is unusual for all 3 of these species to be
> in an eastern county like Milwaukee. It is, but it is easier to find all 3
> now, in more locations. The reason is that all 3 have expanding
> populations, and more individuals are found a little outside their former
> "normal" locations than 10-20 years ago, and that is likely to continue for
> a while. In addition to those 3, if you study the other Arctic breeding
> geese in the Old World, you will notice some of this same phenomenon going
> on there as well. Expect more North American records in the coming years of
> Pink-footed Goose, for example - and maybe one in WI before long.
> William P. Mueller
> Director,
> Western Great Lakes Bird and Bat Observatory
> wglbbo.org
> Blog: futureofbirds.blogspot.com
> 414.698.9108
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Date: 3/3/17 11:17 pm
From: Steve Thiessen <stevethiessen...>
Subject: [wisb] Black Scoter, Lake Waubesa

On a quik stop to check the lake, I saw a 1st year male Black Scoter. This was straight out from the Green Lantern, at 3pm. Lighting was bad.
Marty E. spotted a dark mantled gull ,from the west side. But, it was real distant. Vapors?
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Date: 3/3/17 10:45 pm
From: William Mueller <wpmueller1947...>
Subject: [wisb] Snow, white-fr., and ross's: why they are easier to find
Mike Wanger was wondering if it is unusual for all 3 of these species to be
in an eastern county like Milwaukee. It is, but it is easier to find all 3
now, in more locations. The reason is that all 3 have expanding
populations, and more individuals are found a little outside their former
"normal" locations than 10-20 years ago, and that is likely to continue for
a while. In addition to those 3, if you study the other Arctic breeding
geese in the Old World, you will notice some of this same phenomenon going
on there as well. Expect more North American records in the coming years of
Pink-footed Goose, for example - and maybe one in WI before long.
William P. Mueller
Director,
Western Great Lakes Bird and Bat Observatory
wglbbo.org
Blog: futureofbirds.blogspot.com
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Date: 3/3/17 3:09 pm
From: Chris West <little_blue_birdie...>
Subject: [wisb] Photos from Trinidad & Tobago
Hi everyone,


I thought some of you might enjoy seeing some of the tropical delights I photographed during my recent birding tour to Trinidad & Tobago that I led for NatureScape Tours. Ten days and over 200 species made for a really fun trip and I'm looking forward to next year's tour!



https://www.flickr.com/photos/swallowtailphoto/sets/72157677262761814

[X]Trinidad & Tobago 2017<https://www.flickr.com/photos/swallowtailphoto/sets/72157677262761814>

[https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2853/32959620751_eff2335fcc_q.jpg] <https://www.flickr.com/photos/swallowtailphoto/32959620751/>
[https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2853/32959620751_eff2335fcc_b.jpg]
[https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2911/33005236995_471a841153_q.jpg] <https://www.flickr.com/photos/swallowtailphoto/33005236995/>
[https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2911/33005236995_471a841153_b.jpg]
[https://farm1.staticflickr.com/747/32981320812_5a95250dbd_q.jpg] <https://www.flickr.com/photos/swallowtailphoto/32981320812/>
[https://farm1.staticflickr.com/747/32981320812_5a95250dbd_b.jpg]
[https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2468/32293033024_c853c97f70_q.jpg] <https://www.flickr.com/photos/swallowtailphoto/32293033024/>
[https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2468/32293033024_c853c97f70_b.jpg]
[https://farm1.staticflickr.com/620/32293080584_b83826927a_q.jpg] <https://www.flickr.com/photos/swallowtailphoto/32293080584/>
[https://farm1.staticflickr.com/620/32293080584_b83826927a_b.jpg]
[https://farm1.staticflickr.com/755/32981806152_56388fd1a8_q.jpg] <https://www.flickr.com/photos/swallowtailphoto/32981806152/>
[https://farm1.staticflickr.com/755/32981806152_56388fd1a8_b.jpg]
[https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3910/33096949416_d3605edffc_q.jpg] <https://www.flickr.com/photos/swallowtailphoto/33096949416/>
[https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3910/33096949416_d3605edffc_b.jpg]
[https://farm1.staticflickr.com/331/32981885322_0ea8fd3250_q.jpg] <https://www.flickr.com/photos/swallowtailphoto/32981885322/>
[https://farm1.staticflickr.com/331/32981885322_0ea8fd3250_b.jpg]




Some of the highlights included this Ruby Topaz:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/swallowtailphoto/33005236995/in/album-72157677262761814/

[X]Ruby Topaz<https://www.flickr.com/photos/swallowtailphoto/33005236995/in/album-72157677262761814/>
One of the more spectacular hummingbirds of the world, it's easy to see why this species was named after two gemstones.

[https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2911/33005236995_471a841153_b.jpg] <https://www.flickr.com/photos/swallowtailphoto/33005236995/>
[https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2911/33005236995_471a841153_b.jpg]





White-tailed Tropicbird:

https://www.flickr.com/photos/swallowtailphoto/33074672982/in/album-72157677262761814/

[X]White-tailed Tropicbird<https://www.flickr.com/photos/swallowtailphoto/33074672982/in/album-72157677262761814/>

[https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3801/33074672982_67e4ac5c03_b.jpg] <https://www.flickr.com/photos/swallowtailphoto/33074672982/>
[https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3801/33074672982_67e4ac5c03_b.jpg]





and a White-tailed Nightjar:

https://www.flickr.com/photos/swallowtailphoto/32850194500/in/album-72157677262761814/

[X]White-tailed Nightjar<https://www.flickr.com/photos/swallowtailphoto/32850194500/in/album-72157677262761814/>

[https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2878/32850194500_8365b13d67_b.jpg] <https://www.flickr.com/photos/swallowtailphoto/32850194500/>
[https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2878/32850194500_8365b13d67_b.jpg]








Enjoy!!




Happy Birding! --Chris W, Richland County
Zeiss Birding Pro-Staff

Tour Leader
NatureScape Tours
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Date: 3/3/17 3:00 pm
From: Judy Ettenhofer <judyett...>
Subject: [wisb] Re: Sandhills and cranes on the Platte
I concur, too, on the snow geese. We drove through Nebraska on Sunday and
were treated to huge flocks of snow geese overhead. Amazing sight.
Judy Ettenhofer
Sauk County
On Mar 3, 2017 2:30 PM, "B.G. Sloan" <bgsloan3...> wrote:

I agree with Peter McKeever 100% on this! A few years ago about this time
I drove I-80 through Nebraska heading to Salt Lake City. Took a side trip
on back roads around Grand Island. Saw maybe 60,000 Sandhill Cranes
foraging in the fields, plus a ton of Snow Geese. Also saw my first ever
Whooping Crane along I-80! I actually got off at the next exit and doubled
back to the last exit to verify...
Bernie Sloan
Former Milwaukeean

On Fri, Mar 3, 2017 at 4:14 PM, Peter McKeever <petermckeever...>
wrote:

> If you are not doing anything else this weekend, and can handle a 8-9 hour
> road trip, this would be a great time to see the cranes and snow geese on
> the Platte River and in the surrounding waterfowl production areas. I was
> there (again) on Wednesday, there are thousands of sandhills and even more
> snow geese, which were arriving in huge skeins as I watched. The area
> immediately west and south of Grand Island was best; one of the best
flocks
> of snows was about 100 yards off the interstate right at Grand Island,
> behind the truck stop.
>
> BTW, it's not that far. I left there about noon, and would have been home
> by
> 8 had I not taken a couple of side trips en route.
>
> Peter McKeever
> Monona
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Date: 3/3/17 2:52 pm
From: Stuart Malcolm <dmarc-noreply...> (Redacted sender stuart.malcolm26 for DMARC)
Subject: [wisb] The January Winnebago County Franklin's Gull wasn't a Franklin's Gull.
Hi All,
I know a number of people saw the reported Franklin's Gull that was seen from late December and then throughout January on Little Lake Butte de Morts in Winnebago County. This bird was reviewed with much discussion at the highest echelons of ebird and it has been shown that it was a first cycle Laughing Gull instead. As someone who saw the bird several times I'll be the first to say that I totally missed this, but after reviewing all the photos and checking the literature it was definetly a Laughing Gull not a Franklin's. Please change your ebird or other lists to reflect this, and also note that Laughing Gull is a WSO review species away from Lake Michigan.
Although this bird hasn't been recorded for a month I suspect it is probably still in the area, there are still thousands of gulls around but the opening up of Lake Winnebago has moved the majority of them out of scope range.
You never stop learning about birds!
Stuart MalcolmNeenah, Winnebago Cty
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Date: 3/3/17 1:45 pm
From: Peter Fissel <peter.fissel...>
Subject: [wisb] Bald Eagles at Okee Bay - Columbia County
I just had a report from Jim Otto that there were upwards of 200 Bald Eagles, mostly adults, at Okee Bay on Lake Wisconsin east of Merrimac at midday today. He said there were also a lot of gulls, mostly Herrings with a few Ring-billed, but he didn't scope them, so there could be something else in with them. Okee Bay is off Columbia County V where it crosses Hwy 113.

Speaking of Columbia County and multiple goose species... As I recall, and he can correct me if I get this wrong, but I believe it was Aaron Stutz who had the "goose slam" at Goose Pond one day back in the early 2000's: Canada, Greater White-fronted, Snow, Ross's, and a Brant! (This was before Cackling was split off as a separate species - may well have been one of those there, too.) Quite the feat.


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Date: 3/3/17 1:30 pm
From: B.G. Sloan <bgsloan3...>
Subject: [wisb] Re: Sandhills and cranes on the Platte
I agree with Peter McKeever 100% on this! A few years ago about this time
I drove I-80 through Nebraska heading to Salt Lake City. Took a side trip
on back roads around Grand Island. Saw maybe 60,000 Sandhill Cranes
foraging in the fields, plus a ton of Snow Geese. Also saw my first ever
Whooping Crane along I-80! I actually got off at the next exit and doubled
back to the last exit to verify...
Bernie Sloan
Former Milwaukeean

On Fri, Mar 3, 2017 at 4:14 PM, Peter McKeever <petermckeever...>
wrote:

> If you are not doing anything else this weekend, and can handle a 8-9 hour
> road trip, this would be a great time to see the cranes and snow geese on
> the Platte River and in the surrounding waterfowl production areas. I was
> there (again) on Wednesday, there are thousands of sandhills and even more
> snow geese, which were arriving in huge skeins as I watched. The area
> immediately west and south of Grand Island was best; one of the best flocks
> of snows was about 100 yards off the interstate right at Grand Island,
> behind the truck stop.
>
> BTW, it's not that far. I left there about noon, and would have been home
> by
> 8 had I not taken a couple of side trips en route.
>
> Peter McKeever
> Monona
>
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Date: 3/3/17 1:24 pm
From: Mark Korducki <korducki...>
Subject: [wisb] Re: Open Breeding Bird Survey Route
I did have a volunteer step up and claim the Colby route so as of now all
routes are full. Thank you again to the volunteers in our great birding
community.

Mark Korducki, New Berlin

-----Original Message-----
From: Mark Korducki
Sent: Thursday, March 2, 2017 5:09 PM
To: <wisbirdn...>
Subject: [wisb] Open Breeding Bird Survey Route

I have one open BBS route left to fill in Wisconsin. The Colby route, which
was open last year as well, is one that I haven’t found any volunteers
for. Is anyone interested in taking the route? This route is centrally
located in the state and would not be too long of a drive for birders in the
Wausau area. I would love to have all 92 Wisconsin routes filled as we
have had a long tradition of having all our routes assigned.
Thanks in advance for your help and let me know if you have any questions.

Mark Korducki, New Berlin
WI BBS Coordinator
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Date: 3/3/17 1:21 pm
From: Mark Korducki <korducki...>
Subject: [wisb] Re: Uncommon Goose species trifecta - Milwaukee County
Mike this is a very unusual occurrence for Milwaukee. Greater White-fronted
Geese are historically quite hard to find in the county. I have been
birding in the county for over 30 years and this was only my second sighting
of this species. It's unusual to have one stay in one spot for so long too
like the Veteran's Park bird is doing. Interesting that it is in the same
spot that the cooperative Ross's Goose was last month.

Mark Korducki, New Berlin

-----Original Message-----
From: Mike Wanger
Sent: Friday, March 3, 2017 2:04 PM
To: Birding on the net
Subject: [wisb] Uncommon Goose species trifecta - Milwaukee County

Hi fellow Birders,
This morning Marilyn Bontly and I noted that the Greater White-fronted
Goose is still lingering along the downtown lakefront, just south of the
Veterans Park Lagoon. Northridge Lake yielded seven Snow Geese and a Ross's
Goose, along with several hundred Canada, some standard gulls, Mallards,
and a pair of Hooded Merganser. Thanks to Barb Kellerman for letting us
know they were still present at Northridge.

One of the Snow is rather interesting -- dark all over except for white
near the base of the bill, and a white eye-ring.

This may be "ho hum" for certain other counties, but for an over-developed
metro county like Milwaukee, this just might be a "first": White-fronted,
Snow, and Ross's all in-county at once. A real treat. (I haven't been
birding all that long -- maybe an old-timer can tell me
otherwise......Bernie Sloan? Are you still out there?)

(Northridge Lake is on Brown Deer Road at about North 70th Street.)


Tally ho,
Mike Wanger
Milwaukee County


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Date: 3/3/17 1:15 pm
From: Peter McKeever <petermckeever...>
Subject: [wisb] Sandhills and cranes on the Platte
If you are not doing anything else this weekend, and can handle a 8-9 hour
road trip, this would be a great time to see the cranes and snow geese on
the Platte River and in the surrounding waterfowl production areas. I was
there (again) on Wednesday, there are thousands of sandhills and even more
snow geese, which were arriving in huge skeins as I watched. The area
immediately west and south of Grand Island was best; one of the best flocks
of snows was about 100 yards off the interstate right at Grand Island,
behind the truck stop.

BTW, it's not that far. I left there about noon, and would have been home by
8 had I not taken a couple of side trips en route.

Peter McKeever
Monona

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Date: 3/3/17 12:58 pm
From: Dennis Casper <denncasp.wisbirder...>
Subject: [wisb] Urban Ecology Center Bird Walk, March 2, 2017
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, March 2, 2016
25 degrees
Overcast, then clearing to sunny
11 birders

Total Species: 21

25 Canada Goose
21 Mallard
2 Common Goldeneye
3 Red-breasted Merganser
1 Cooper’s Hawk
1 Red-tailed Hawk
12 Rock Pigeon
1 Mourning Dove
2 Red-bellied Woodpecker
4 Downy Woodpecker

1 Hairy Woodpecker
2 Peregrine Falcon
8 American Crow
10 Black-capped Chickadee
8 White-breasted Nuthatch
7 European Starling
2 Northern Cardinal
3 Red-winged Blackbird
16 House Finch
9 American Goldfinch

3 House Sparrow

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Date: 3/3/17 12:34 pm
From: B.G. Sloan <bgsloan3...>
Subject: [wisb] Re: Uncommon Goose species trifecta - Milwaukee County
Mike Wanger asked "Bernie Sloan? Are you still out there?". I am. Sort of.
I live in New Jersey right now. I've seen Ross's, Greater White-fronted,
and Snow Geese in MKE county, but never on the same day. Great trifecta! (I
love that word). :-)
Closest I've ever come to a MKE lakefront trifecta is seeing a Ross's and a
Cackling on the same day...

Bernie Sloan
Former Milwaukeean

On Fri, Mar 3, 2017 at 3:04 PM, Mike Wanger <misterwanger...> wrote:

> Hi fellow Birders,
> This morning Marilyn Bontly and I noted that the Greater White-fronted
> Goose is still lingering along the downtown lakefront, just south of the
> Veterans Park Lagoon. Northridge Lake yielded seven Snow Geese and a Ross's
> Goose, along with several hundred Canada, some standard gulls, Mallards,
> and a pair of Hooded Merganser. Thanks to Barb Kellerman for letting us
> know they were still present at Northridge.
>
> One of the Snow is rather interesting -- dark all over except for white
> near the base of the bill, and a white eye-ring.
>
> This may be "ho hum" for certain other counties, but for an over-developed
> metro county like Milwaukee, this just might be a "first": White-fronted,
> Snow, and Ross's all in-county at once. A real treat. (I haven't been
> birding all that long -- maybe an old-timer can tell me
> otherwise......Bernie Sloan? Are you still out there?)
>
> (Northridge Lake is on Brown Deer Road at about North 70th Street.)
>
>
> Tally ho,
> Mike Wanger
> Milwaukee County
>
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Date: 3/3/17 12:05 pm
From: Mike Wanger <misterwanger...>
Subject: [wisb] Uncommon Goose species trifecta - Milwaukee County
Hi fellow Birders,
This morning Marilyn Bontly and I noted that the Greater White-fronted
Goose is still lingering along the downtown lakefront, just south of the
Veterans Park Lagoon. Northridge Lake yielded seven Snow Geese and a Ross's
Goose, along with several hundred Canada, some standard gulls, Mallards,
and a pair of Hooded Merganser. Thanks to Barb Kellerman for letting us
know they were still present at Northridge.

One of the Snow is rather interesting -- dark all over except for white
near the base of the bill, and a white eye-ring.

This may be "ho hum" for certain other counties, but for an over-developed
metro county like Milwaukee, this just might be a "first": White-fronted,
Snow, and Ross's all in-county at once. A real treat. (I haven't been
birding all that long -- maybe an old-timer can tell me
otherwise......Bernie Sloan? Are you still out there?)

(Northridge Lake is on Brown Deer Road at about North 70th Street.)


Tally ho,
Mike Wanger
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Date: 3/3/17 10:35 am
From: Peter McKeever <petermckeever...>
Subject: [wisb] Peru bird guide?
Planning a trip to Peru in May. I am looking for a reasonably lightweight,
compact and comprehensive bird guide for Peru. Please backchannel me with
recommendations.

Peter McKeever
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Date: 3/3/17 5:32 am
From: Jim and Julie Hess <jrhbird...>
Subject: [wisb] Harlequins remain at North Point in Sheboygan
Seen this a.m. at 6:45 swimming off of the parking area. They appear to be adult females. They have been sticking close to each other. Very easily seen from the parking lot. Also had a Cooper' s Hawk in the trees.
Great birding,
Jim Hess
Sheboygan, Wisconsin
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Date: 3/2/17 11:28 pm
From: Steve Thiessen <stevethiessen...>
Subject: [wisb] FOY nesting Red-tailed Hawk

Thursday, on the way to work ,I stopped to check a Red-tailed Hawk nest. There was a hawk that appears to on eggs. Made me wish I'd have checked earlier.
I also stopped at both Fish camp and Lake Farm boat landings.
The ducks were far out at Fish Camp. But it was interesting that there was hundreds of Mallards there, but very few at Lake Farm.
Newer stuff at Lake Farm was my first Dane County Red-breasted Mergansers of the year. First day to see Ruddy ducks there, also. Lesser Scaup was the most numerous duck ,at Lake Farm, with over 400. Good numbers of Ring-necks and Canvasbacks at both sites. Common Merganser numbers were high at Lake Farm and low at Fish Camp. I was wondering why there weren't many Shovelers, at Lake Farm, then I drove my 9 Springs and saw they were there.
With the cold night many of the field and small pond will be frozen again. So, Lake Farm should be good on Friday.
Steve Thiessen Stoughton Dane Co.
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Date: 3/2/17 3:39 pm
From: Sandy Petersen <buboarcto2...>
Subject: [wisb] Avipel a crane repellent
Hi all!
There was a product Avipel developed a few years ago that, when applied to
corn seed, tasted bad to the cranes.

I believe the Crane Fdn developed it and the EPA registered it.

Why isn't it being used?

Sandy Petersen rural Dane county


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Date: 3/2/17 3:10 pm
From: Mark Korducki <korducki...>
Subject: [wisb] Open Breeding Bird Survey Route
I have one open BBS route left to fill in Wisconsin. The Colby route, which was open last year as well, is one that I haven’t found any volunteers for. Is anyone interested in taking the route? This route is centrally located in the state and would not be too long of a drive for birders in the Wausau area. I would love to have all 92 Wisconsin routes filled as we have had a long tradition of having all our routes assigned.
Thanks in advance for your help and let me know if you have any questions.

Mark Korducki, New Berlin
WI BBS Coordinator
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Date: 3/2/17 2:00 pm
From: Seegert, Greg <gseegert...>
Subject: [wisb] slaty-backed gull
All
As I mentioned in a previous email, I was in Milwaukee the past 3 days at a fish conference. On my way home today, I drove past Northridge lakes around noon. There were a few hundred gulls plus both Canada and snow geese. About half the gulls were on the water and the other half were on land. The on-land group didn't contain anything of interest but there were 2 dark-mantled gulls on the water. One was clearly smaller than the surrounding herring gulls and I took it to be a lesser black-backed gull. However the other one was larger than the majority of the herrings and the same size as the largest of the herrings. It stayed in the water the whole time I was scoping it until something spooked most of the gulls on the water. When it took flight I wasn't able to discern leg color with certainty but I think they were pink. So based on mantle color (slate-colored), size (herring gull size), and likely leg color, I took this to be the slaty-backed.

This bird had lots of smudging between the bill and eye and a little behind the eye. The only photos of the Northridge bird I could find on line were taken the first or second day it was found. The bird I saw seems to match the head pattern of the bird in the photos. However, the photos were fairly distant so if anyone has any better/closer photos, I'd appreciate it if you could send me them for comparative purposes.

Thanks

Greg Seegert
Beaver Dam, until tomorrow when I head to Green Bay to ice fish...he said hopefully

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Date: 3/2/17 1:38 pm
From: Peter Fissel <pfissel...>
Subject: [wisb] End discussion now
It appears that the message I sent from my other account over an hour ago never went through.  This discussion will end now.  Do not try my patience - it is not unlimited.
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Date: 3/2/17 1:27 pm
From: Mitchell Nussbaum <dmarc-noreply...> (Redacted sender acornwithteeth for DMARC)
Subject: [wisb] Re: Conservation Congress Hearings-Crane Hunting
The Dane Co. meeting is at Monona Grove High School.
Rep. Joel Kleefisch had a bill for hunting Sandhill cranes a few years ago. He has never introduced it, so far. I once saw him in the Capitol and talked about it. He said Wisconsin is one of the only states without a Sandhill hunt. I told him Wisconsin is the only state with a Whooping crane recovery program and there was danger that Whooping cranes could be shot. He said they look nothing alike. I said they do when they are young. 
- Genie OgdenMadison

On Thursday, March 2, 2017 1:32 PM, Richter Museum <richter...> wrote:


I agree with John. The cranes doing damage in spring during planting. are usually not the ones being hunted in autumn season! Yes, there is a program to compensation farmers.
The bulk of the cranes being hunted in western states are Lesser Sandhill Cranes, or Little Browns  (Grus c. canadensis), rather than our Greater Sandhill Cranes (Grus c. tabida).
Little Browns breed on the tundra and northern taiga. Some of the cranes wintering in southwest states actually nest in the Russian Siberia. We do have records of this subspecies in Wisconsin during migration from birds nesting in tundra up by James and Hudson Bays.

Until the DNR finds another method of funding besides hunting and fishing licenses, we will continue to see this push to shoot or catch more species to increase sales.

Tom Erdman, Green Bay
-----Original Message-----
From: <wisbirdn-bounce...> [mailto:<wisbirdn-bounce...>] On Behalf Of John K
Sent: Thursday, March 02, 2017 12:51 PM
To: <kyounger...>; <wisbirdn...>
Subject: [wisb] Re: Conservation Congress Hearings

In the past the argument has been that the cranes are causing agricultural damage and that allowing farmers to contact hunters would "solve" this problem. That said, there is a process that allows a farmer to get a permit to remove problem animals.
Another argument is that they hunt them "out west" so why not here. The populations are in different flyways and we have fewer birds in ours.
Although our population is stable or growing, it dismisses the fact that the cranes of this region almost disappeared just a few decades ago.

Also problematic is the Whooping Cranes that reside in our state. Ensuring they would not be put in peril cannot be guaranteed. Misidentified animals are shot every hunting season and self-reporting of violations is rather rare. All one needs to look at is the number of wolves classified as "road kill" that have lead fragments, or the number of unsolved Whooping Crane cases. I'm not implying the behavior is segregated to hunters, it's simply human nature. Faced with, say, a $10,000 fine many people will simple exit the area and hope no one saw them there.

There is a small minority of hunters that want to hunt them and these folks tend to be very vocal. Hunting culture is in decline and it is believed by some that by continuing to expand hunting opportunities and reduce regulations and lower the minimum age one can hunt will reverse this trend.

As for eating them, I'm told they taste good, but I have no interest personally in trying it out.

My personal opinion is "just leave the damn cranes alone"!

John Kivikoski
Rural Iowa County

On Thu, Mar 2, 2017 at 12:09 Kenneth Younger <kyounger...> wrote:

> Can someone help me understand the interest in hunting Sandhills? I do
> not have a problem with hunting per se, but I am also not a hunter, so
> perhaps I just don't get it -- is this a trophy, or are people
> actually eating Sandhill Cranes (or maybe something else)?
>
> -Kenny Younger
> Madison, WI
>
> On Thu, Mar 2, 2017 at 7:20 AM, Karen Etter Hale
> <chimneyswift1...> wrote:
> > Anyone can attend the Spring Hearing in any county you wish. The
> > only
> thing you can’t do if you’re in a different county than the one in
> which you reside is vote for Wisconsin Conservation Congress delegates.
> > I would encourage you, Kris, to attend in Rock County, as there will
> > be
> far fewer voices there. I’ve attended the Jefferson County hearings
> for 25 years or more and usually speak up once or twice, especially to
> counter incorrect information. Only once, during the Mourning Dove
> vote, did we ever have more than about 100 attendees, usually fewer
> (there were 600 at the Mourning Dove meeting).
> >
> > Karen
> > --
> > Karen Etter Hale
> > Lake Mills, WI
> > <chimneyswift1...>
> >
> >          *****
> > Making time for birds
> >
> >> On Mar 2, 2017, at 11:00 AM, Kim Kreitinger
> >> <k.kreitinger...>
> wrote:
> >>
> >> It is my understanding that you are required to attend in your
> >> county of residence.
> >> Kim Kreitinger
> >> Madison, WI
> >>
> >> On Thu, Mar 2, 2017 at 10:56 AM, Kris Perlberg
> >> <kris...>
> wrote:
> >>
> >>> Here’s a question:
> >>> Does it only make sense to attend only in the county in which you
> reside?
> >>> I am asking because I live in Dane county but reside near the
> >>> Dane/Rock county line. It would probably be more productive to
> >>> make my voice
> heard in
> >>> Rock County but not sure if that is appropriate. If it’s like
> >>> meetings
> with
> >>> our government representatives, we need to talk those in our districts.
> >>> Any info would be helpful.
> >>>
> >>>
> >>> On Mar 2, 2017, at 10:35 AM, Kim Kreitinger
> >>> <k.kreitinger...>
> >>> wrote:
> >>>
> >>> Whether to open a hunting season on Sandhill Cranes in Wisconsin
> >>> will
> again
> >>> be up for consideration at this year's Conservation Congress hearings.
> We
> >>> encourage the birding community to voice their opinions. Hearings
> >>> will
> be
> >>> held in each county at 7 p.m. on Monday, April 10. More details
> >>> can be found here: http://wsobirds.org/about-wso/news
> >>> Kim Kreitinger
> >>> Madison, WI
> >>>
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Date: 3/2/17 1:05 pm
From: Robert Russell <wildchough...>
Subject: [wisb] Re: Conservation Congress Hearings
Sandhills in morning light coming at a blind can look very similar to
whoopers. I've had that experience several times in Wisconsin with other
whooper aficionados and USFWS biologists.
On Thursday, March 2, 2017, Kyle Lindemer <kyle.lindemer...> wrote:

> I know we are close to that line of a subject forbidden here.
> I don't believe illegal poaching of Whooping Cranes should play into any
> decision. The vast majority of Whooping Cranes killed are poached in states
> that do not allow Sandhill Crane hunting or are killed when Sandhills are
> not in season. The birds are vastly different in size and coloration, and
> shouldn't be confused by even a novice hunter.
>
> The US Fish and Wildlife Service and the state DNRs do a spectacular job
> at managing game birds/ waterfowl. Limits are adjusted accordingly each
> year to ensure a healthy population. I believe the same management would be
> followed in the case of Sandhills as well. We would never have to worry
> about a dramatic decrease in population.
>
> To Kenny's question, I understand they are delicious. I have heard them
> called the "prime rib of the sky."
>
> Finally, I would like to share an article put out this week by the
> National Audubon Society addressing why birders and waterfowl hunters are
> natural allies in conservation. It's a good read whether you belong to one
> or both of these groups. http://www.audubon.org/news/
> why-birders-and-waterfowl-hunters-are-natural-allies
>
> Kyle Lindemer
> Madison
>
> Sent from my iPhone
>
> > On Mar 2, 2017, at 12:50, John K <johnny.phoenix13...>
> <javascript:;>> wrote:
> >
> > In the past the argument has been that the cranes are causing
> agricultural
> > damage and that allowing farmers to contact hunters would "solve" this
> > problem. That said, there is a process that allows a farmer to get a
> permit
> > to remove problem animals.
> > Another argument is that they hunt them "out west" so why not here. The
> > populations are in different flyways and we have fewer birds in ours.
> > Although our population is stable or growing, it dismisses the fact that
> > the cranes of this region almost disappeared just a few decades ago.
> >
> > Also problematic is the Whooping Cranes that reside in our state.
> Ensuring
> > they would not be put in peril cannot be guaranteed. Misidentified
> animals
> > are shot every hunting season and self-reporting of violations is rather
> > rare. All one needs to look at is the number of wolves classified as
> "road
> > kill" that have lead fragments, or the number of unsolved Whooping Crane
> > cases. I'm not implying the behavior is segregated to hunters, it's
> simply
> > human nature. Faced with, say, a $10,000 fine many people will simple
> exit
> > the area and hope no one saw them there.
> >
> > There is a small minority of hunters that want to hunt them and these
> folks
> > tend to be very vocal. Hunting culture is in decline and it is believed
> by
> > some that by continuing to expand hunting opportunities and reduce
> > regulations and lower the minimum age one can hunt will reverse this
> trend.
> >
> > As for eating them, I'm told they taste good, but I have no interest
> > personally in trying it out.
> >
> > My personal opinion is "just leave the damn cranes alone"!
> >
> > John Kivikoski
> > Rural Iowa County
> >
> >> On Thu, Mar 2, 2017 at 12:09 Kenneth Younger <kyounger...>
> <javascript:;>> wrote:
> >>
> >> Can someone help me understand the interest in hunting Sandhills? I do
> >> not have a problem with hunting per se, but I am also not a hunter, so
> >> perhaps I just don't get it -- is this a trophy, or are people
> >> actually eating Sandhill Cranes (or maybe something else)?
> >>
> >> -Kenny Younger
> >> Madison, WI
> >>
> >> On Thu, Mar 2, 2017 at 7:20 AM, Karen Etter Hale
> >> <chimneyswift1...> <javascript:;>> wrote:
> >>> Anyone can attend the Spring Hearing in any county you wish. The only
> >> thing you can’t do if you’re in a different county than the one in which
> >> you reside is vote for Wisconsin Conservation Congress delegates.
> >>> I would encourage you, Kris, to attend in Rock County, as there will be
> >> far fewer voices there. I’ve attended the Jefferson County hearings for
> 25
> >> years or more and usually speak up once or twice, especially to counter
> >> incorrect information. Only once, during the Mourning Dove vote, did we
> >> ever have more than about 100 attendees, usually fewer (there were 600
> at
> >> the Mourning Dove meeting).
> >>>
> >>> Karen
> >>> --
> >>> Karen Etter Hale
> >>> Lake Mills, WI
> >>> <chimneyswift1...> <javascript:;>
> >>>
> >>> *****
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> of
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> >>>> Kim Kreitinger
> >>>> Madison, WI
> >>>>
> >>>> On Thu, Mar 2, 2017 at 10:56 AM, Kris Perlberg <kris...>
> <javascript:;>>
> >> wrote:
> >>>>
> >>>>> Here’s a question:
> >>>>> Does it only make sense to attend only in the county in which you
> >> reside?
> >>>>> I am asking because I live in Dane county but reside near the
> Dane/Rock
> >>>>> county line. It would probably be more productive to make my voice
> >> heard in
> >>>>> Rock County but not sure if that is appropriate. If it’s like
> meetings
> >> with
> >>>>> our government representatives, we need to talk those in our
> districts.
> >>>>> Any info would be helpful.
> >>>>>
> >>>>>
> >>>>> On Mar 2, 2017, at 10:35 AM, Kim Kreitinger <k.kreitinger...>
> <javascript:;>>
> >>>>> wrote:
> >>>>>
> >>>>> Whether to open a hunting season on Sandhill Cranes in Wisconsin will
> >> again
> >>>>> be up for consideration at this year's Conservation Congress
> hearings.
> >> We
> >>>>> encourage the birding community to voice their opinions. Hearings
> will
> >> be
> >>>>> held in each county at 7 p.m. on Monday, April 10. More details can
> be
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> >>>>> Kim Kreitinger
> >>>>> Madison, WI
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Date: 3/2/17 12:39 pm
From: David Schrab <davidschrab...>
Subject: [wisb] Dodge County TUNDRA SWANS
There was several hundred Canada geese, 2 mallards, 1 gadwall and 7 TUNDRA
SWANS on Eagle Road, Dodge County this afternoon.
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Date: 3/2/17 12:14 pm
From: Kyle Lindemer <kyle.lindemer...>
Subject: [wisb] Re: Conservation Congress Hearings
I know we are close to that line of a subject forbidden here.
I don't believe illegal poaching of Whooping Cranes should play into any decision. The vast majority of Whooping Cranes killed are poached in states that do not allow Sandhill Crane hunting or are killed when Sandhills are not in season. The birds are vastly different in size and coloration, and shouldn't be confused by even a novice hunter.

The US Fish and Wildlife Service and the state DNRs do a spectacular job at managing game birds/ waterfowl. Limits are adjusted accordingly each year to ensure a healthy population. I believe the same management would be followed in the case of Sandhills as well. We would never have to worry about a dramatic decrease in population.

To Kenny's question, I understand they are delicious. I have heard them called the "prime rib of the sky."

Finally, I would like to share an article put out this week by the National Audubon Society addressing why birders and waterfowl hunters are natural allies in conservation. It's a good read whether you belong to one or both of these groups. http://www.audubon.org/news/why-birders-and-waterfowl-hunters-are-natural-allies

Kyle Lindemer
Madison

Sent from my iPhone

> On Mar 2, 2017, at 12:50, John K <johnny.phoenix13...> wrote:
>
> In the past the argument has been that the cranes are causing agricultural
> damage and that allowing farmers to contact hunters would "solve" this
> problem. That said, there is a process that allows a farmer to get a permit
> to remove problem animals.
> Another argument is that they hunt them "out west" so why not here. The
> populations are in different flyways and we have fewer birds in ours.
> Although our population is stable or growing, it dismisses the fact that
> the cranes of this region almost disappeared just a few decades ago.
>
> Also problematic is the Whooping Cranes that reside in our state. Ensuring
> they would not be put in peril cannot be guaranteed. Misidentified animals
> are shot every hunting season and self-reporting of violations is rather
> rare. All one needs to look at is the number of wolves classified as "road
> kill" that have lead fragments, or the number of unsolved Whooping Crane
> cases. I'm not implying the behavior is segregated to hunters, it's simply
> human nature. Faced with, say, a $10,000 fine many people will simple exit
> the area and hope no one saw them there.
>
> There is a small minority of hunters that want to hunt them and these folks
> tend to be very vocal. Hunting culture is in decline and it is believed by
> some that by continuing to expand hunting opportunities and reduce
> regulations and lower the minimum age one can hunt will reverse this trend.
>
> As for eating them, I'm told they taste good, but I have no interest
> personally in trying it out.
>
> My personal opinion is "just leave the damn cranes alone"!
>
> John Kivikoski
> Rural Iowa County
>
>> On Thu, Mar 2, 2017 at 12:09 Kenneth Younger <kyounger...> wrote:
>>
>> Can someone help me understand the interest in hunting Sandhills? I do
>> not have a problem with hunting per se, but I am also not a hunter, so
>> perhaps I just don't get it -- is this a trophy, or are people
>> actually eating Sandhill Cranes (or maybe something else)?
>>
>> -Kenny Younger
>> Madison, WI
>>
>> On Thu, Mar 2, 2017 at 7:20 AM, Karen Etter Hale
>> <chimneyswift1...> wrote:
>>> Anyone can attend the Spring Hearing in any county you wish. The only
>> thing you can’t do if you’re in a different county than the one in which
>> you reside is vote for Wisconsin Conservation Congress delegates.
>>> I would encourage you, Kris, to attend in Rock County, as there will be
>> far fewer voices there. I’ve attended the Jefferson County hearings for 25
>> years or more and usually speak up once or twice, especially to counter
>> incorrect information. Only once, during the Mourning Dove vote, did we
>> ever have more than about 100 attendees, usually fewer (there were 600 at
>> the Mourning Dove meeting).
>>>
>>> Karen
>>> --
>>> Karen Etter Hale
>>> Lake Mills, WI
>>> <chimneyswift1...>
>>>
>>> *****
>>> Making time for birds
>>>
>>>> On Mar 2, 2017, at 11:00 AM, Kim Kreitinger <k.kreitinger...>
>> wrote:
>>>>
>>>> It is my understanding that you are required to attend in your county of
>>>> residence.
>>>> Kim Kreitinger
>>>> Madison, WI
>>>>
>>>> On Thu, Mar 2, 2017 at 10:56 AM, Kris Perlberg <kris...>
>> wrote:
>>>>
>>>>> Here’s a question:
>>>>> Does it only make sense to attend only in the county in which you
>> reside?
>>>>> I am asking because I live in Dane county but reside near the Dane/Rock
>>>>> county line. It would probably be more productive to make my voice
>> heard in
>>>>> Rock County but not sure if that is appropriate. If it’s like meetings
>> with
>>>>> our government representatives, we need to talk those in our districts.
>>>>> Any info would be helpful.
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>> On Mar 2, 2017, at 10:35 AM, Kim Kreitinger <k.kreitinger...>
>>>>> wrote:
>>>>>
>>>>> Whether to open a hunting season on Sandhill Cranes in Wisconsin will
>> again
>>>>> be up for consideration at this year's Conservation Congress hearings.
>> We
>>>>> encourage the birding community to voice their opinions. Hearings will
>> be
>>>>> held in each county at 7 p.m. on Monday, April 10. More details can be
>>>>> found here: http://wsobirds.org/about-wso/news
>>>>> Kim Kreitinger
>>>>> Madison, WI
>>>>>
>>>>>
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Date: 3/2/17 11:32 am
From: Richter Museum <richter...>
Subject: [wisb] Re: Conservation Congress Hearings-Crane Hunting
I agree with John. The cranes doing damage in spring during planting. are usually not the ones being hunted in autumn season! Yes, there is a program to compensation farmers.
The bulk of the cranes being hunted in western states are Lesser Sandhill Cranes, or Little Browns (Grus c. canadensis), rather than our Greater Sandhill Cranes (Grus c. tabida).
Little Browns breed on the tundra and northern taiga. Some of the cranes wintering in southwest states actually nest in the Russian Siberia. We do have records of this subspecies in Wisconsin during migration from birds nesting in tundra up by James and Hudson Bays.

Until the DNR finds another method of funding besides hunting and fishing licenses, we will continue to see this push to shoot or catch more species to increase sales.

Tom Erdman, Green Bay
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From: <wisbirdn-bounce...> [mailto:<wisbirdn-bounce...>] On Behalf Of John K
Sent: Thursday, March 02, 2017 12:51 PM
To: <kyounger...>; <wisbirdn...>
Subject: [wisb] Re: Conservation Congress Hearings

In the past the argument has been that the cranes are causing agricultural damage and that allowing farmers to contact hunters would "solve" this problem. That said, there is a process that allows a farmer to get a permit to remove problem animals.
Another argument is that they hunt them "out west" so why not here. The populations are in different flyways and we have fewer birds in ours.
Although our population is stable or growing, it dismisses the fact that the cranes of this region almost disappeared just a few decades ago.

Also problematic is the Whooping Cranes that reside in our state. Ensuring they would not be put in peril cannot be guaranteed. Misidentified animals are shot every hunting season and self-reporting of violations is rather rare. All one needs to look at is the number of wolves classified as "road kill" that have lead fragments, or the number of unsolved Whooping Crane cases. I'm not implying the behavior is segregated to hunters, it's simply human nature. Faced with, say, a $10,000 fine many people will simple exit the area and hope no one saw them there.

There is a small minority of hunters that want to hunt them and these folks tend to be very vocal. Hunting culture is in decline and it is believed by some that by continuing to expand hunting opportunities and reduce regulations and lower the minimum age one can hunt will reverse this trend.

As for eating them, I'm told they taste good, but I have no interest personally in trying it out.

My personal opinion is "just leave the damn cranes alone"!

John Kivikoski
Rural Iowa County

On Thu, Mar 2, 2017 at 12:09 Kenneth Younger <kyounger...> wrote:

> Can someone help me understand the interest in hunting Sandhills? I do
> not have a problem with hunting per se, but I am also not a hunter, so
> perhaps I just don't get it -- is this a trophy, or are people
> actually eating Sandhill Cranes (or maybe something else)?
>
> -Kenny Younger
> Madison, WI
>
> On Thu, Mar 2, 2017 at 7:20 AM, Karen Etter Hale
> <chimneyswift1...> wrote:
> > Anyone can attend the Spring Hearing in any county you wish. The
> > only
> thing you can’t do if you’re in a different county than the one in
> which you reside is vote for Wisconsin Conservation Congress delegates.
> > I would encourage you, Kris, to attend in Rock County, as there will
> > be
> far fewer voices there. I’ve attended the Jefferson County hearings
> for 25 years or more and usually speak up once or twice, especially to
> counter incorrect information. Only once, during the Mourning Dove
> vote, did we ever have more than about 100 attendees, usually fewer
> (there were 600 at the Mourning Dove meeting).
> >
> > Karen
> > --
> > Karen Etter Hale
> > Lake Mills, WI
> > <chimneyswift1...>
> >
> > *****
> > Making time for birds
> >
> >> On Mar 2, 2017, at 11:00 AM, Kim Kreitinger
> >> <k.kreitinger...>
> wrote:
> >>
> >> It is my understanding that you are required to attend in your
> >> county of residence.
> >> Kim Kreitinger
> >> Madison, WI
> >>
> >> On Thu, Mar 2, 2017 at 10:56 AM, Kris Perlberg
> >> <kris...>
> wrote:
> >>
> >>> Here’s a question:
> >>> Does it only make sense to attend only in the county in which you
> reside?
> >>> I am asking because I live in Dane county but reside near the
> >>> Dane/Rock county line. It would probably be more productive to
> >>> make my voice
> heard in
> >>> Rock County but not sure if that is appropriate. If it’s like
> >>> meetings
> with
> >>> our government representatives, we need to talk those in our districts.
> >>> Any info would be helpful.
> >>>
> >>>
> >>> On Mar 2, 2017, at 10:35 AM, Kim Kreitinger
> >>> <k.kreitinger...>
> >>> wrote:
> >>>
> >>> Whether to open a hunting season on Sandhill Cranes in Wisconsin
> >>> will
> again
> >>> be up for consideration at this year's Conservation Congress hearings.
> We
> >>> encourage the birding community to voice their opinions. Hearings
> >>> will
> be
> >>> held in each county at 7 p.m. on Monday, April 10. More details
> >>> can be found here: http://wsobirds.org/about-wso/news
> >>> Kim Kreitinger
> >>> Madison, WI
> >>>
> >>>
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Date: 3/2/17 11:14 am
From: William Mueller <wpmueller1947...>
Subject: [wisb] International Migratory Bird Day at Forest Beach Migratory Preserve
http://wglbbo.org/news/194-save-the-date
On May 20th, the Western Great Lakes Bird and Bat Observatory is hosting
its 8th annual celebration of International Migratory Bird Day at Forest
Beach Migratory Preserve. Birding hikes, property tours, workshops for kids
and adults, discussions and exhibits are all included in this celebration.

Sponsored by the Western Great Lakes Bird and Bat Observatory, Ozaukee
County, Town of Grafton, City of Port Washington, Village of Newburg, City
of Mequon, Riveredge Nature Center, Mequon Nature Preserve, Milwaukee
Audubon Society and the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources

William Mueller
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Date: 3/2/17 10:51 am
From: John K <johnny.phoenix13...>
Subject: [wisb] Re: Conservation Congress Hearings
In the past the argument has been that the cranes are causing agricultural
damage and that allowing farmers to contact hunters would "solve" this
problem. That said, there is a process that allows a farmer to get a permit
to remove problem animals.
Another argument is that they hunt them "out west" so why not here. The
populations are in different flyways and we have fewer birds in ours.
Although our population is stable or growing, it dismisses the fact that
the cranes of this region almost disappeared just a few decades ago.

Also problematic is the Whooping Cranes that reside in our state. Ensuring
they would not be put in peril cannot be guaranteed. Misidentified animals
are shot every hunting season and self-reporting of violations is rather
rare. All one needs to look at is the number of wolves classified as "road
kill" that have lead fragments, or the number of unsolved Whooping Crane
cases. I'm not implying the behavior is segregated to hunters, it's simply
human nature. Faced with, say, a $10,000 fine many people will simple exit
the area and hope no one saw them there.

There is a small minority of hunters that want to hunt them and these folks
tend to be very vocal. Hunting culture is in decline and it is believed by
some that by continuing to expand hunting opportunities and reduce
regulations and lower the minimum age one can hunt will reverse this trend.

As for eating them, I'm told they taste good, but I have no interest
personally in trying it out.

My personal opinion is "just leave the damn cranes alone"!

John Kivikoski
Rural Iowa County

On Thu, Mar 2, 2017 at 12:09 Kenneth Younger <kyounger...> wrote:

> Can someone help me understand the interest in hunting Sandhills? I do
> not have a problem with hunting per se, but I am also not a hunter, so
> perhaps I just don't get it -- is this a trophy, or are people
> actually eating Sandhill Cranes (or maybe something else)?
>
> -Kenny Younger
> Madison, WI
>
> On Thu, Mar 2, 2017 at 7:20 AM, Karen Etter Hale
> <chimneyswift1...> wrote:
> > Anyone can attend the Spring Hearing in any county you wish. The only
> thing you can’t do if you’re in a different county than the one in which
> you reside is vote for Wisconsin Conservation Congress delegates.
> > I would encourage you, Kris, to attend in Rock County, as there will be
> far fewer voices there. I’ve attended the Jefferson County hearings for 25
> years or more and usually speak up once or twice, especially to counter
> incorrect information. Only once, during the Mourning Dove vote, did we
> ever have more than about 100 attendees, usually fewer (there were 600 at
> the Mourning Dove meeting).
> >
> > Karen
> > --
> > Karen Etter Hale
> > Lake Mills, WI
> > <chimneyswift1...>
> >
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> >> On Mar 2, 2017, at 11:00 AM, Kim Kreitinger <k.kreitinger...>
> wrote:
> >>
> >> It is my understanding that you are required to attend in your county of
> >> residence.
> >> Kim Kreitinger
> >> Madison, WI
> >>
> >> On Thu, Mar 2, 2017 at 10:56 AM, Kris Perlberg <kris...>
> wrote:
> >>
> >>> Here’s a question:
> >>> Does it only make sense to attend only in the county in which you
> reside?
> >>> I am asking because I live in Dane county but reside near the Dane/Rock
> >>> county line. It would probably be more productive to make my voice
> heard in
> >>> Rock County but not sure if that is appropriate. If it’s like meetings
> with
> >>> our government representatives, we need to talk those in our districts.
> >>> Any info would be helpful.
> >>>
> >>>
> >>> On Mar 2, 2017, at 10:35 AM, Kim Kreitinger <k.kreitinger...>
> >>> wrote:
> >>>
> >>> Whether to open a hunting season on Sandhill Cranes in Wisconsin will
> again
> >>> be up for consideration at this year's Conservation Congress hearings.
> We
> >>> encourage the birding community to voice their opinions. Hearings will
> be
> >>> held in each county at 7 p.m. on Monday, April 10. More details can be
> >>> found here: http://wsobirds.org/about-wso/news
> >>> Kim Kreitinger
> >>> Madison, WI
> >>>
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Date: 3/2/17 10:10 am
From: Kenneth Younger <kyounger...>
Subject: [wisb] Re: Conservation Congress Hearings
Can someone help me understand the interest in hunting Sandhills? I do
not have a problem with hunting per se, but I am also not a hunter, so
perhaps I just don't get it -- is this a trophy, or are people
actually eating Sandhill Cranes (or maybe something else)?

-Kenny Younger
Madison, WI

On Thu, Mar 2, 2017 at 7:20 AM, Karen Etter Hale
<chimneyswift1...> wrote:
> Anyone can attend the Spring Hearing in any county you wish. The only thing you can’t do if you’re in a different county than the one in which you reside is vote for Wisconsin Conservation Congress delegates.
> I would encourage you, Kris, to attend in Rock County, as there will be far fewer voices there. I’ve attended the Jefferson County hearings for 25 years or more and usually speak up once or twice, especially to counter incorrect information. Only once, during the Mourning Dove vote, did we ever have more than about 100 attendees, usually fewer (there were 600 at the Mourning Dove meeting).
>
> Karen
> --
> Karen Etter Hale
> Lake Mills, WI
> <chimneyswift1...>
>
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>
>> On Mar 2, 2017, at 11:00 AM, Kim Kreitinger <k.kreitinger...> wrote:
>>
>> It is my understanding that you are required to attend in your county of
>> residence.
>> Kim Kreitinger
>> Madison, WI
>>
>> On Thu, Mar 2, 2017 at 10:56 AM, Kris Perlberg <kris...> wrote:
>>
>>> Here’s a question:
>>> Does it only make sense to attend only in the county in which you reside?
>>> I am asking because I live in Dane county but reside near the Dane/Rock
>>> county line. It would probably be more productive to make my voice heard in
>>> Rock County but not sure if that is appropriate. If it’s like meetings with
>>> our government representatives, we need to talk those in our districts.
>>> Any info would be helpful.
>>>
>>>
>>> On Mar 2, 2017, at 10:35 AM, Kim Kreitinger <k.kreitinger...>
>>> wrote:
>>>
>>> Whether to open a hunting season on Sandhill Cranes in Wisconsin will again
>>> be up for consideration at this year's Conservation Congress hearings. We
>>> encourage the birding community to voice their opinions. Hearings will be
>>> held in each county at 7 p.m. on Monday, April 10. More details can be
>>> found here: http://wsobirds.org/about-wso/news
>>> Kim Kreitinger
>>> Madison, WI
>>>
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Date: 3/2/17 9:21 am
From: Karen Etter Hale <chimneyswift1...>
Subject: [wisb] Re: Conservation Congress Hearings
Anyone can attend the Spring Hearing in any county you wish. The only thing you can’t do if you’re in a different county than the one in which you reside is vote for Wisconsin Conservation Congress delegates.
I would encourage you, Kris, to attend in Rock County, as there will be far fewer voices there. I’ve attended the Jefferson County hearings for 25 years or more and usually speak up once or twice, especially to counter incorrect information. Only once, during the Mourning Dove vote, did we ever have more than about 100 attendees, usually fewer (there were 600 at the Mourning Dove meeting).

Karen
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> On Mar 2, 2017, at 11:00 AM, Kim Kreitinger <k.kreitinger...> wrote:
>
> It is my understanding that you are required to attend in your county of
> residence.
> Kim Kreitinger
> Madison, WI
>
> On Thu, Mar 2, 2017 at 10:56 AM, Kris Perlberg <kris...> wrote:
>
>> Here’s a question:
>> Does it only make sense to attend only in the county in which you reside?
>> I am asking because I live in Dane county but reside near the Dane/Rock
>> county line. It would probably be more productive to make my voice heard in
>> Rock County but not sure if that is appropriate. If it’s like meetings with
>> our government representatives, we need to talk those in our districts.
>> Any info would be helpful.
>>
>>
>> On Mar 2, 2017, at 10:35 AM, Kim Kreitinger <k.kreitinger...>
>> wrote:
>>
>> Whether to open a hunting season on Sandhill Cranes in Wisconsin will again
>> be up for consideration at this year's Conservation Congress hearings. We
>> encourage the birding community to voice their opinions. Hearings will be
>> held in each county at 7 p.m. on Monday, April 10. More details can be
>> found here: http://wsobirds.org/about-wso/news
>> Kim Kreitinger
>> Madison, WI
>>
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Date: 3/2/17 9:01 am
From: Kim Kreitinger <k.kreitinger...>
Subject: [wisb] Re: Conservation Congress Hearings
It is my understanding that you are required to attend in your county of
residence.
Kim Kreitinger
Madison, WI

On Thu, Mar 2, 2017 at 10:56 AM, Kris Perlberg <kris...> wrote:

> Here’s a question:
> Does it only make sense to attend only in the county in which you reside?
> I am asking because I live in Dane county but reside near the Dane/Rock
> county line. It would probably be more productive to make my voice heard in
> Rock County but not sure if that is appropriate. If it’s like meetings with
> our government representatives, we need to talk those in our districts.
> Any info would be helpful.
>
>
> On Mar 2, 2017, at 10:35 AM, Kim Kreitinger <k.kreitinger...>
> wrote:
>
> Whether to open a hunting season on Sandhill Cranes in Wisconsin will again
> be up for consideration at this year's Conservation Congress hearings. We
> encourage the birding community to voice their opinions. Hearings will be
> held in each county at 7 p.m. on Monday, April 10. More details can be
> found here: http://wsobirds.org/about-wso/news
> Kim Kreitinger
> Madison, WI
>
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Date: 3/2/17 8:57 am
From: Kris Perlberg <kris...>
Subject: [wisb] Re: Conservation Congress Hearings
Here’s a question:
Does it only make sense to attend only in the county in which you reside? I am asking because I live in Dane county but reside near the Dane/Rock county line. It would probably be more productive to make my voice heard in Rock County but not sure if that is appropriate. If it’s like meetings with our government representatives, we need to talk those in our districts.
Any info would be helpful.


On Mar 2, 2017, at 10:35 AM, Kim Kreitinger <k.kreitinger...> wrote:

Whether to open a hunting season on Sandhill Cranes in Wisconsin will again
be up for consideration at this year's Conservation Congress hearings. We
encourage the birding community to voice their opinions. Hearings will be
held in each county at 7 p.m. on Monday, April 10. More details can be
found here: http://wsobirds.org/about-wso/news
Kim Kreitinger
Madison, WI


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Date: 3/2/17 8:36 am
From: Kim Kreitinger <k.kreitinger...>
Subject: [wisb] Conservation Congress Hearings
Whether to open a hunting season on Sandhill Cranes in Wisconsin will again
be up for consideration at this year's Conservation Congress hearings. We
encourage the birding community to voice their opinions. Hearings will be
held in each county at 7 p.m. on Monday, April 10. More details can be
found here: http://wsobirds.org/about-wso/news
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Date: 3/2/17 7:06 am
From: Jim and Julie Hess <jrhbird...>
Subject: [wisb] Harlequin ducks in Sheboygan
Greetings all,
While taking a stroll to see the gorgeous aftermath of yesterday's snow, I saw two Harlequins swimming and diving in the surf off of North Point Park in Sheboygan. They were just North of the last jetty (the broken one). I also saw a Great Black Backed and at least two Glaucous gulls on the beach further South near the pier.
Great birding all,
Jim Hess
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Date: 3/2/17 6:46 am
From: Peter Fissel <peter.fissel...>
Subject: [wisb] Field trip to Lower Mud Lake in McFarland - Saturday
Steve Thiessen will be leading a waterfowl field trip to Lower Mud Lake in McFarland (just southeast of Madison) this Saturday. The lake is mostly open (and has been for a while,) so viewing will be a bit of a challenge. Bring a scope if you have one. Meet at the south end of Lewis Lane (off Exchange St.) at 7:00 a.m. For more info, see the MAS website:

http://madisonaudubon.org/field-trips/


<http://madisonaudubon.org/field-trips/>
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Date: 3/1/17 8:14 am
From: William Mueller <wpmueller1947...>
Subject: [wisb] Barn Owl continues to decline in UK, some parts of US
The Barn Owl continues to decline in many areas, including many U.S.
states, and in the United Kingdom.
http://futureofbirds.blogspot.com/2017/03/barn-owls-continue-to-decline-in-uk.html


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Date: 3/1/17 7:27 am
From: Seegert, Greg <gseegert...>
Subject: [wisb] Rfi slaty back gull
All

I'm in Milwaukee for a conference. Has the SB gull been reported recently

Thanks
Greg Seegert
Beaver Dam on occasion

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Date: 2/28/17 5:46 pm
From: Jennifer Ambrose <jenthreat...>
Subject: [wisb] Another Merlin encounter in Milwaukee--pics
Hi all,
Yesterday, I had great looks at a Merlin that was eating a larger passerine
(I believe) at Grant Park. If you are not sick of my pics of raptors with
their prey, check out the story and pics here:
http://www.birdspazz.com/2017/03/01/another-merlin-sighting/

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Date: 2/28/17 4:46 pm
From: William Mueller <wpmueller1947...>
Subject: [wisb] News from Birdlife International
News from Birdlife International on seabird bycatch:
http://futureofbirds.blogspot.com/2017/02/news-from-birdlife-international_28.html


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Date: 2/27/17 5:01 pm
From: Jim Edlhuber <jimedlhuber...>
Subject: [wisb] Greater White-fronted Goose at Veterans Park MKE Co. 2/27/17, some images...
Hi all,
Birding along the lakefront in Milwaukee this morning I came across the
Greater White-fronted Goose that was reported yesterday in with a flock of
Canada Geese at Veterans Park. It would be nice to photograph this
beautiful goose in the water but you have to take what you can get. It
seemed very comfortable grazing with about 30 Canada Geese near the lagoon.
It did a small amount of resting and preening while I watched. It was a
clear sky today with plenty of sun, temps around 30, the wind off the lake
made it feel like January.

Images of the Greater White-fronted Goose at the link below if you care to
view them:

http://www.windowtowildlife.com/greater-white-fronted-goose-veterans-park-milwaukee-wisconsin-february-27-2017/

Thanks and good birding,

Jim Edlhuber
Town of Genesee Waukesha Co.


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Date: 2/27/17 10:20 am
From: Steve Thiessen <stevethiessen...>
Subject: [wisb] waterfowl, southern Dane co.


Lake Barney is really good right now. 200 ish White-fronted Geese, Cackling Geese, and a great variety of ducks. 60+ Green-winged Teal, 100 Ring-necked Ducks, plus Mallard, Black, pintail, Am. Wigeon, scaup, Canvasback, Redhead, Hooded and Common Merganser. A scope really helps and the sun doesn't, when looking from Cty M.
Island Lake ,on Rutland-Dunn Road, had some white-fronted geese, but not a lot of variety.
The Cty B widespread has almost nothing.
I didn't stop at Lower Mud Lake, but it has a good duck population.
Steve Thiessen Stoughton Dane co.
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Date: 2/27/17 8:01 am
From: Dennis Kirschbaum <kad9801...>
Subject: [wisb] White Pelicans
A large flock of White Pelicans northbound over Prairie du Chien late
Sunday afternoon.


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Date: 2/26/17 8:26 pm
From: Peter Fissel <peter.fissel...>
Subject: [wisb] Wilson's Snipes, Snowy Owl
Not too often you can see both of those species in the same day, but Pat Ready, Dan Doeppers and I managed to do so today. The Snipe were in their regular overwintering spot along the creek that crosses Schliesman Rd. just north of Rio in Columbia County. Two flushed, and a third played "whack-a-mole" with us by hunkering down behind a hummock and raising and lowering its head repeatedly.

In Green Lake County, we cruised County A north and south of Hwy 44, as well as adjacent parallel and intersecting roads. Pat finally spotted a dark Snowy Owl west of A near Center Rd., on what was going to be our last pass before giving up.


We took Hwy 44 back to Pardeeville. In Kingston, there was a large group of geese on the mostly frozen pond above the dam. There was a single Greater White-fronted in with all of the Canadas - that was the only non-Canada Goose we saw all day. Columbia County in particular was fairly devoid of geese, with Schoeneberg's Marsh being the only location with appreciable numbers.


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Date: 2/26/17 4:10 pm
From: Nancy <backnancy...>
Subject: [wisb] Gadwall behavior- Sheboygan, WI
There was a male Gadwall in the Sheboygan River today off of the Pennsylvania Avenue bridge in the city of Sheboygan exhibiting some rather strange behavior. It was swimming in circles over and over again. (see attached link to video).

Wondering if anyone has seen this before and what it might mean.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/148448580@N04/32322048193/in/dateposted-public/

Thanks!

Nancy Back
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Date: 2/26/17 3:54 pm
From: K. Hilary Ford <khilaryf32...>
Subject: [wisb] Feeder Watch - Ellison Bay, Door County, WI
Breakfast time - between 7:00 and 8:30 a.m. today Sunday 2/26/17:
Purple Finches - 2
Black-capped Chickadees - 5
Juncos - 2
Hairy Woodpecker 2
Downy Woodpecker 2
Mourning Doves 5
Am. Goldfinches 2
Pileated Woodpecker - 1 -was noted flying and calling from trees from
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Date: 2/26/17 2:14 pm
From: Jim Edlhuber <jimedlhuber...>
Subject: [wisb] Sandhill Cranes in the SNOW in the So. Kettle Moraine Waukesha Co 2/25/17, some images...
Hi all,
While birding in the South Kettle Moraine in Waukesha County the highlight
was a pair of Sandhill Cranes in the snow. They looked cold as temperatures
were around 20 degrees. I noticed too a good part of the time I observed
them they stood on 1 leg. Maybe they don't particularly care for standing
in the snow. Some preening was done but very little. Before I left the area
one stuck it's head under the wing and rested, but left an eye open. A
cloudy day with a few flurries on and off with a steady breeze from the
northwest bringing in that cold air. Not much else to report in the South
Kettle Moraine in the areas I checked out.

A link to some of the images taken of the Sandhill Cranes in the snow:

http://www.windowtowildlife.com/sandhill-cranes-snow-south-kettle-moraine-waukesha-county-wisconsin-february-25-2017/

Thanks and good birding!

Jim Edlhuber
Town of Genesee Waukesha Co.


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Date: 2/26/17 2:11 pm
From: Jym Mooney & Carol Lee Hopkins <hopmoon...>
Subject: [wisb] Greater White-fronted Goose, Veterans Park, Milwaukee
A Greater White-fronted Goose is present right now in Veterans Park in Milwaukee, between the lagoon and the marina. It is hanging with about 90 Canada Geese, and is very relaxed and giving terrific views.
Jym Mooney, Milwaukee
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Date: 2/26/17 11:07 am
From: Elaine Vokoun <dmarc-noreply...> (Redacted sender mme45 for DMARC)
Subject: [wisb] Slaty-backed gull seen on Wednesday, 2/22 - noonish
I did see the slaty-backed gull on Northridge Lake this past Wednesday, 2/22. It was shortly before noon. There were many gulls on the pond, and the gull stood out quite clearly from the others. However, it was not there long .... it had already given me a good flying view when it flew up and settled mid pond, but then it flew up with the crowd when a raptor came flying in and scared the whole bunch up in the air. Once they had re-settled, I was unable to re-locate the gull, so I believe it flew off. I did post this on ebird on Wednesday afternoon.

Elaine Vokoun
Grafton, Wisconsin

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Date: 2/25/17 2:09 pm
From: Mark Korducki <korducki...>
Subject: [wisb] Re: Slaty-backed Gull
Tom Prestby was there this AM. No ice and very few gulls. I would think it may freeze over again tonight so might be worth a check tomorrow AM

Mark Korducki
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> On Feb 25, 2017, at 2:20 PM, Aaron Balogh <crotalus269...> wrote:
>
> Hello All,
> Has anyone been out to see if the Slaty-backed Gull is still hanging
> around? Thinking of making a trip out there tomorrow. Noticed there
> hasn't been ay eBird reports since the 20th.
>
>
> Thanks,
>
> -Aaron Balogh
> Middleton, WI
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Date: 2/25/17 1:27 pm
From: Jennifer Ambrose <jenthreat...>
Subject: [wisb] May 2016 "fallout" day photos, Milwaukee
Hello everyone,
On May 11, a great amount of migrants landed at Lake Park in Milwaukee. I
tallied 70 species that day. I've been meaning to get this post up for a
long time, obviously, and I managed to do so today. I hope that you enjoy
it. Thanks for looking!

http://www.birdspazz.com/2017/02/25/lake-park-fallout/

--
Jennifer Ambrose
Bayview, Milwaukee County


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Date: 2/25/17 12:21 pm
From: Aaron Balogh <crotalus269...>
Subject: [wisb] Slaty-backed Gull
Hello All,
Has anyone been out to see if the Slaty-backed Gull is still hanging
around? Thinking of making a trip out there tomorrow. Noticed there
hasn't been ay eBird reports since the 20th.


Thanks,

-Aaron Balogh
Middleton, WI


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Date: 2/25/17 10:34 am
From: Steven Greb <steven.greb...>
Subject: [wisb] Fox sparrow- Dane county
We had our first fox sparrow of the season in the backyard today.
Steve Greb
Labrador rd
Oregon WI

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Date: 2/25/17 9:52 am
From: Kelly Rueckheim <rueckel27...>
Subject: [wisb] Ducks on the Mississippi
I went over to the Mississippi River in Vernon county from Goose Island to just south of Stoddard Wednesday and Thursday to look for early arriving ducks and there were plenty! Ducks seen included Ring-necked Duck, Gadwall, American Wigeon, Green-winged Teal, Lesser Scaup (around 1,000), Hooded and Common Merganser, Mallard, Bufflehead, Northern Shoveler, Northern Pintail and American Goldeneye. Redheads and Black Ducks were also reported but I missed those. I also had probably 40 to 50 Bald Eagles, many Ring-billed Gulls, a handful of Red-winged Blackbirds and one Sandhill Crane.

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Date: 2/24/17 2:23 pm
From: Steve Thiessen <stevethiessen...>
Subject: [wisb] Colubia County Geese

Just got back from a drive around part of Columbia County. Many of the side roads were covered with ice, as were most of the fields. Best spots were Cty CS about 3/4 mile west of Hagan. Large group of White-fronted (200-300) and small group of Cackling Geese.
The flooded field on the NW corner of 51/60 and 22. 2 Ross's and 1 Snow Goose. I didn't scan for long as it was a strong wet wind.
Harvey, by Wangsness, had some White-fronteds.
Goose Pond, didn't have many geese, but some swans and Canvasbacks.
DM and I and Cty V weren't productive.
Steve Thiessen Stoughton Dane co.
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Date: 2/24/17 1:12 pm
From: Dennis Casper <denncasp.wisbirder...>
Subject: [wisb] Urban Ecology Center Bird Walk, February 23, 2017
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 23, 2016
40 degrees
Cloudy
15 birders

Total Species: 22

37 Canada Goose
26 Mallard
1 Common Goldeneye
5 Red-breasted Merganser
1 Ring-billed Gull
5 Herring Gull
46 Rock Pigeon
1 Mourning Dove
2 Red-bellied Woodpecker
4 Downy Woodpecker

4 Hairy Woodpecker
17 American Crow
7 Black-capped Chickadee
2 White-breasted Nuthatch
6 American Robin
14 European Starling
1 Song Sparrow
2 Northern Cardinal
10 Red-winged Blackbird
4 House Finch

2 American Goldfinch
6 House Sparrow

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Date: 2/23/17 2:39 pm
From: Steve Thiessen <stevethiessen...>
Subject: [wisb] Re: Snow geese, DM and I, Dane



Had 4 Snow Geese and 200 White-fronted, by Island Lake , southern Dane co.
Yesterday around 200 White-fronteds at Lake Barney, but nothing today.
Although I saw around 35 Green-winged Teal.
Steve Thiessen Stoughton Dane county.
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To: "WI Bird List" <wisbirdn...>
Sent: Thursday, February 23, 2017 1:34 PM
Subject: [wisb] Snow geese, DM and I, Dane


> There are nine white morph and seven blue morph snow geese at the north
> side pond at 1:30 PM.
> Also a few greater white fronted geese and a gazillion canadas.
> Dale Bonk
> Mt Horeb, Dane
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Date: 2/23/17 11:35 am
From: Dale Bonk <debunkshy...>
Subject: [wisb] Snow geese, DM and I, Dane
There are nine white morph and seven blue morph snow geese at the north
side pond at 1:30 PM.
Also a few greater white fronted geese and a gazillion canadas.
Dale Bonk
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Date: 2/23/17 11:14 am
From: Mitchell Nussbaum <dmarc-noreply...> (Redacted sender acornwithteeth for DMARC)
Subject: [wisb] Re: Sandhill Cranes "Painting" themselves SKM Waukesha Co. 2/22/17 some images...
Nice photos! I've seen them with brown on their feathers. I always thought it was from walking in the mud, I didn't know they "painted" the muds on.
Thanks.
Genie Ogden
Madison
On Wednesday, February 22, 2017 7:35 PM, Jim Edlhuber <jimedlhuber...> wrote:


Hi all,
I saw a first today in the Southern Kettle Moraine in Waukesha County.
Sandhill Cranes painting themselves by preening in mud. They are known to
do this to change their colors to blend in more with their surroundings.
The mud is a form of die to them and the color stays in their feathers for
a very long time. Totally amazing to watch!

Images of Sandhill Cranes "Painting" themselves at this link if you care to
view them:

*http://www.windowtowildlife.com/sandhill-cranes-painting-south-kettle-moraine-waukesha-county-wisconsin-february-22-2017/
<http://www.windowtowildlife.com/sandhill-cranes-painting-south-kettle-moraine-waukesha-county-wisconsin-february-22-2017/>*

Thanks and good birding,

Jim Edlhuber
Town of Genesee Waukesha Co.


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Date: 2/23/17 11:04 am
From: Dave Moffat <moffatfam...>
Subject: [wisb] Spring migrants in force
This morning we watched a pileated woodpecker attack one of our aspen trees.
There's been one in the general area for several years but this is the
closest it's been to our house.

While we were watching, a very large mixed flock of dark birds descended on
our tress. Red-winged blackbirds, grackles, brown-headed cowbirds, and even
a few Rusty blackbirds (a first here for us). They were so loud you couldn't
hear yourself think. The starlings swarmed our woodpecker feeders, so now
they're in for the season. This flock flies around, lands in one group of
tress, takes off for a bit, then returns.

Way too early.

Dave Moffat
Verona, Dane County, WI


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Date: 2/23/17 10:05 am
From: Steve Konings <stvknngs...>
Subject: [wisb] Woodcock in MKE Co.
Had one sitting on the roof of a Froedtert building all Wed during the day.

Steve Konings
Milw Co.

> On Feb 23, 2017, at 7:18 AM, Andrea Szymczak <harrierhawk1...> wrote:
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> I'm aware of at least seven locations within the county where birds were
> found yesterday by Waukesha area birders. Last night, I personally found a
> total of (at least) 5 individuals at three separate stops. The gusty winds
> likely affected accurate tallying.
> Not sure how everything is going to respond to the return of winter
> tomorrow and the inches of snow expected farther north!
> Andrea Szymczak
> Waukesha, WI
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Date: 2/23/17 9:02 am
From: Steve Mullen <worse.than.costanza...>
Subject: [wisb] Oshkosh Birds Today
Hello, I just got back from a swing around town bird watching. By Ecklund
Marina on I-41 a half mile north of Hwy 21 we got a Lesser Blacked Gull on
the ice, along with dozens of Herring & Ring Bills.
On Campbell road (which runs sort of between Witzel St. & Oshkosh Ave) we
had 20 or so Hooded Mergs & about 20 NORTHERN SHOVELERS. Crazy early for
that duck. We spotted one Gadwall there. That area is a pond that used to
be the sewer treatment runoff. It is near the Oshkosh Senior Center.
The mouth of the Fox near the old Pioneer Inn had standard gulls, hundreds
of Common Goldeneye & the last of the brave? ice fishermen.
Steve Mullen, Oshkosh, Winnebago Co.

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Date: 2/23/17 8:22 am
From: Steve Reckner <dmarc-noreply...> (Redacted sender sixtydegreesnorth for DMARC)
Subject: [wisb] Turkey Vultures in Waukesha County
On Tuesday, the 22nd, we saw two turkey vultures circling over Hwy 67 immediately north of Ottawa Lake and another circling over Hwy 18 just east of Golden Lake.
Steve RecknerNorth Prairie, WI

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Date: 2/23/17 5:19 am
From: Andrea Szymczak <harrierhawk1...>
Subject: [wisb] Strong Showing by Woodcock in Waukesha Co.
I'm aware of at least seven locations within the county where birds were
found yesterday by Waukesha area birders. Last night, I personally found a
total of (at least) 5 individuals at three separate stops. The gusty winds
likely affected accurate tallying.
Not sure how everything is going to respond to the return of winter
tomorrow and the inches of snow expected farther north!
Andrea Szymczak
Waukesha, WI

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Date: 2/23/17 5:01 am
From: <rcd2...>
Subject: [wisb] Last Call for Totals
For those who have yet to submit their totals and intend to do so, the deadline for submission March 1. These totals will then be printed in The Badger Birder. Entry of totals is open to anyone who meets the thresholds. Those thresholds are shown below.

--Bob Domagalski, Manitowoc County

Categories --

1. 2016 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 49 continental states of the US, 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, Hawaii, and Greenland." Participation in submitting this total is limited to those who have a claim to at least part time residence in Wisconsin.

4. 2016 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: 2/22/17 6:13 pm
From: Dennis Kirschbaum <kad9801...>
Subject: [wisb] American Woodcock - Crawford County
Tonight at 6:10 p.m. 3 American Woodcock were taking turns with peenting
and doing displays at La Riviere Park. Also had hundreds of Red-winged
Blackbirds fly by.


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Dennis and Alice Kirschbaum
1505 E. Parrish St.
Prairie du Chien, Wi 53821
608-326-2718

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Date: 2/22/17 5:35 pm
From: Jim Edlhuber <jimedlhuber...>
Subject: [wisb] Sandhill Cranes "Painting" themselves SKM Waukesha Co. 2/22/17 some images...
Hi all,
I saw a first today in the Southern Kettle Moraine in Waukesha County.
Sandhill Cranes painting themselves by preening in mud. They are known to
do this to change their colors to blend in more with their surroundings.
The mud is a form of die to them and the color stays in their feathers for
a very long time. Totally amazing to watch!

Images of Sandhill Cranes "Painting" themselves at this link if you care to
view them:

*http://www.windowtowildlife.com/sandhill-cranes-painting-south-kettle-moraine-waukesha-county-wisconsin-february-22-2017/
<http://www.windowtowildlife.com/sandhill-cranes-painting-south-kettle-moraine-waukesha-county-wisconsin-february-22-2017/>*

Thanks and good birding,

Jim Edlhuber
Town of Genesee Waukesha Co.


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Date: 2/22/17 3:38 pm
From: Jim Edlhuber <jimedlhuber...>
Subject: [wisb] Killdeer on the move in the South Kettle Moraine Waukesha Co 2/22/17 some images...
Hi all,
Doing some birding today in the South Kettle Moraine in Waukesha County I
came across 3 Killdeer. They appeared to be finding something to eat in the
short grasses. They also did some calling and that is what got my attention
to start with. Their visit was short lived after one spent a couple minutes
at some water, they left the area and I did not see them around after that.
Must be just be moving on through.

A few images taken today of the Killdeer at the link below if you care to
view them:

*http://www.windowtowildlife.com/killdeer-south-kettle-moraine-waukesha-county-wisconsin-february-22-2017/
<http://www.windowtowildlife.com/killdeer-south-kettle-moraine-waukesha-county-wisconsin-february-22-2017/>*

Thanks and good birding,

Jim Edlhuber
Town of Genesee Waukesha Co.


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Date: 2/22/17 2:20 pm
From: Gmail <bhaunts...>
Subject: [wisb] Columbia, Dane, Dodge ponds
I spent a good part of the day checking the ponds in the aforementioned counties. Dense fog at Horicon Marsh forced me to check in the afternoon. I started with the areas around Goose Pond which yielded a Snow Goose, White-fronted Geese, 7 Tundra Swans and a Bluebird. The DM/Harvey pond had 110 White-fronted Geese and a small variety of ducks. A mixed blackbird flock yielded Rusty Blackbird. On I south of Arlington a Killdeer flushed. (Another was present at the Ashton pond.) Another mixed flock of blackbirds by Arlington yielded a few more Rusties.

There is a nice variety of ducks on V causeway.

An additional Snow Goose was seen at the Patton pond plus another along A just south of Jersey Rd (Dodge co)----sorry Tom!

For the day 150 White-fronted Geese, 3 Snow Geese, about 5 Cackling Geese, 22 Tundra Swans and 4 Trumpeter Swans were tallied. With sunny weather and the temp eventually getting to 68, one could not ask for much more. Apparently reality hits later this week.
Daryl Tessen
Appleton,, WI


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Date: 2/22/17 8:47 am
From: Andrew Reimer <andrew.reimer21...>
Subject: [wisb] Collins Marsh-2/22/17
After an appointment in Manitowoc, I returned to Appleton after
circumnavigating Collins Marsh. The flowage is still frozen over with the
ice that turns dark gray just before it disappears, but the fields both
north and south of the flowage were flooded. The usual mid-March arrivals
were there including Canada Geese, Mallards, Gadwalls, Ring-neck Ducks,
Redheads, probably Green-winged Teal--they were flying too far out to see
any field marks, one Hooded Merganser, a Bald Eagle coursing over a cut
corn field like a gargantuan Marsh Hawk, one Killdeer, one Sandhill Crane,
two rooster Ring-necked Pheasants, Horned Larks, a lone robin, starlings,
and Red-winged Blackbirds by the dozens.
Later,
--
*Andrew Reimer*
*Darboy (Appleton), Calumet County*


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Date: 2/22/17 7:16 am
From: Spence Stehno <pensacola634...>
Subject: [wisb] Slaty Continues Milwaukee
Slaty-backed Gull was present at Milwaukee's Northridge Lake this morning
at 7:30AM in a flock of 150 gulls sitting on the ice. At 7:45AM the flock
flew and while the flock returned in general, the Slaty did not.
Spencer Stehno for Jim Toft
Waukesha

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