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9/24/18 5:06 pm Jim Edlhuber <jimedlhuber...> [wisb] Chimney Swifts ~ Lake Park MKE Co. 9/24/18, some images...
9/22/18 8:53 am Steve <stevethiessen...> [wisb] Nelson's Sparrow, Lake Barney, Dane co.
9/21/18 7:40 pm Jeremy Meyer <jmeyer4044...> [wisb] Massive migration tonight
9/21/18 2:47 pm Peter Fissel <dmarc-noreply...> (Redacted sender peter.fissel for DMARC) [wisb] Fw: Nelson Inst Capstone Birding Class -- Muir Woods and Warner Park -- Sep 19, 2018
9/21/18 12:56 pm Jim Edlhuber <jimedlhuber...> [wisb] Pectoral Sandpipers Lakeshore State Park MKE Co. 9/21/18, some images...
9/21/18 12:49 pm Steve <stevethiessen...> [wisb] Re: Marsh Wren departure
9/21/18 9:38 am Sandy Petersen <buboarcto2...> [wisb] Marsh Wren departure
9/21/18 6:20 am Daniel Edelstein <danieledelstein...> [wisb] Winter Finch (Fringillidae Family Members, Primarily) Forecast For Upcoming Winter...Below
9/20/18 7:12 pm Jim Edlhuber <jimedlhuber...> [wisb] Sanderlings at Bradford Beach MKE Co. 9/19/18, some images...
9/20/18 6:05 pm David Johnson <djohnsoda...> [wisb] Re: Gray Dogwood Berries
9/20/18 2:35 pm Dan Belter <bwhawk55...> [wisb] American Golden Plovers in Marathon County
9/20/18 1:59 pm Dennis Casper <denncasp.wisbirder...> [wisb] Swallow-tailed Kite???
9/20/18 1:24 pm Dennis Casper <denncasp.wisbirder...> [wisb] Urban Ecology Center Bird Walk, September 20, 2018
9/20/18 12:56 pm Thomas Erdman <ErdT4...> [wisb] Re: Gray Dogwood Berries and Fruit consumption.
9/20/18 11:17 am B.G. Sloan <bgsloan3...> [wisb] Re: Green Heron takes a minnow for lunch at Schlitz Audubon Nature Center MKE Co. 9/19/18, some images...
9/20/18 9:17 am Seegert, Greg <gseegert...> [wisb] Re: Green Heron takes a minnow for lunch at Schlitz Audubon Nature Center MKE Co. 9/19/18, some images...
9/19/18 5:00 pm Tom Schultz <trschultz...> [wisb] Another update from Wisconsin Point (Superior) -- Wednesday 9/19
9/19/18 3:56 pm Jim Edlhuber <jimedlhuber...> [wisb] Green Heron takes a minnow for lunch at Schlitz Audubon Nature Center MKE Co. 9/19/18, some images...
9/19/18 11:55 am Judy Ettenhofer <judyett...> [wisb] Re: Horicon Marsh Bird Club meeting 9/20
9/19/18 11:49 am Mory Jahangir <mory.jahangir...> [wisb] Re: Horicon Marsh Bird Club meeting 9/20
9/19/18 5:25 am Jeffrey Bahls <jbahls...> [wisb] Horicon Marsh Bird Club meeting 9/20
9/18/18 7:12 pm Tom Schultz <trschultz...> [wisb] Wisconsin Point (Superior) update from Tuesday (9/18)
9/18/18 6:25 pm Sandy Petersen <buboarcto2...> [wisb] Swift behavior comment to Spence Stehno
9/18/18 10:59 am Spence Stehno <pensacola634...> [wisb] Chimney Swift Numbers Decreasing Waukesha
9/17/18 7:34 pm Ryan Brady <ryanbrady10...> [wisb] Big flight on western Lake Superior Monday morning
9/17/18 5:49 pm Peter Fissel <dmarc-noreply...> (Redacted sender peter.fissel for DMARC) [wisb] A taste of Jaegerfest
9/17/18 5:18 pm Steve <stevethiessen...> [wisb] Lesser Black-backed Gull, Dane co.
9/17/18 4:44 pm Tom Schultz <trschultz...> [wisb] Report from Wisconsin Point - Superior
9/17/18 7:19 am Art Sonneland <artsonneland...> [wisb] Re: Swifts at East High School, Madison
9/17/18 6:02 am <wilcox_kerry...> <dmarc-noreply...> (Redacted sender wilcox_kerry for DMARC) [wisb] Swifts at East High School, Madison
9/17/18 5:22 am Judith Hendrix <jdth.hndrx...> [wisb] Re: wisbirdn Digest V11 #256
9/16/18 4:54 pm Steve <stevethiessen...> [wisb] Re: Gray Dogwood Berries
9/16/18 4:51 pm Steve <stevethiessen...> [wisb] Re: Brooklyn Wildlife Area, Bellbrook Road - Dane County
9/16/18 3:25 pm Bill Volkert <billvolkert11...> [wisb] Gray Dogwood Berries
9/16/18 3:17 pm Bill Volkert <billvolkert11...> [wisb] Re: Warbling
9/16/18 1:49 pm Kris Perlberg <kris...> [wisb] Brooklyn Wildlife Area, Bellbrook Road - Dane County
9/15/18 3:02 pm tracy chiconas <dmarc-noreply...> (Redacted sender tchiconas for DMARC) [wisb] Re: questing about checklists
9/15/18 2:19 pm Jeremy Meyer <jmeyer4044...> [wisb] Re: Warbling
9/15/18 2:07 pm Anne Moretti <amoretti...> [wisb] Re: Warbling
9/15/18 1:47 pm Tom Wood <tcwood729...> [wisb] Re: Warbling
9/15/18 1:43 pm Karen Ecklund <ecklund.karen...> [wisb] Fwd: Chimney Swifts at Cherokee Middle?
9/15/18 1:22 pm Peg Zappen <pzappen...> [wisb] Re: Warbling
9/15/18 1:13 pm Sandy Petersen <buboarcto2...> [wisb] Re: Warbling
9/15/18 1:07 pm Tom Wood <tcwood729...> [wisb] Re: Warbling (to correct omission)
9/15/18 12:48 pm Karen Ecklund <ecklund.karen...> [wisb] Chimney Swifts at Cherokee Middle?
9/15/18 12:47 pm Tom Wood <tcwood729...> [wisb] Re: Warbling
9/15/18 11:19 am Jeremy Meyer <jmeyer4044...> [wisb] MKE - Lake Park 20 warbler species
9/15/18 8:09 am Howard, Carol <carol.howard...> [wisb] Mukwonago Chimney Swifts
9/15/18 7:58 am Sandy Petersen <buboarcto2...> [wisb] Warbling
9/15/18 6:28 am tracy chiconas <dmarc-noreply...> (Redacted sender tchiconas for DMARC) [wisb] Re: questing about checklists
9/15/18 6:24 am tracy chiconas <dmarc-noreply...> (Redacted sender tchiconas for DMARC) [wisb] questing about checklists
9/14/18 7:42 pm Spence Stehno <pensacola634...> [wisb] Menomonee Falls Chimney Swift Roost
9/14/18 5:30 pm Tim Hahn <thahnbirder...> [wisb] Goss Bird Club event Sunday 7PM (Waukesha) - Knowles-Nelson Fund and Birds!
9/13/18 6:48 pm Packett, Diane L - DNR <Diane.Packett...> [wisb] $1 Million for birds, and the Great Wisconsin Birdathon report
9/13/18 4:57 pm Packett, Diane L - DNR <Diane.Packett...> [wisb] Thanks, I know my message was garbled. Sorry.
9/13/18 1:44 pm Dennis Casper <denncasp.wisbirder...> [wisb] Urban Ecology Center Bird Walk, September 13, 2018
9/13/18 12:42 pm Packett, Diane L - DNR <Diane.Packett...> [wisb] $1 Million for birds, and the Great Wisconsin Birdathon report
9/13/18 9:14 am Steve <stevethiessen...> [wisb] Lake Barney area, Dane co.
9/13/18 8:34 am Daniel Edelstein <danieledelstein...> [wisb] "Yes," Joe, It's A First-Year Red-Tailed Hawk....
9/13/18 6:48 am Spence Stehno <pensacola634...> [wisb] Chimney Swift WISN-12 TV Story
9/13/18 6:11 am Jim Edlhuber <jimedlhuber...> [wisb] Sail Birding at the Milwaukee Community Sailing Center MKE Co. 9/12/18, some images...
9/12/18 7:19 pm Peter Fissel <dmarc-noreply...> (Redacted sender peter.fissel for DMARC) [wisb] Horicon Marsh today
9/12/18 4:19 pm Joe Riederer <wisbird.riederer...> [wisb] Hawk ID needed
9/12/18 1:06 pm Steve <stevethiessen...> [wisb] White-rumped Sandpiper, Dane co.
9/12/18 10:02 am Steve <stevethiessen...> [wisb] Smith-Reiner SNA, Dane Co.
9/12/18 7:14 am Spence Stehno <pensacola634...> [wisb] Okauchee Chimney Swift Increase
9/11/18 7:01 pm Ryan Brady <ryanbrady10...> [wisb] 21 warbler sp + 2 Connecticuts - Bayfield County
9/11/18 12:47 pm Tim Hahn <thahnbirder...> [wisb] Re: Swifts still in Okauchee?
9/11/18 11:55 am Jim Edlhuber <jimedlhuber...> [wisb] RED KNOT ~ North Beach Racine. Racine Co. 9/11/18, some images...
9/11/18 11:39 am <aderse...> [wisb] Swifts still in Okauchee?
9/10/18 12:46 pm Hondochica z <hondochica...> [wisb] Re: Nesting mourning dove Mke Co
9/10/18 11:49 am Alyssa DeRubeis <tiger150...> [wisb] possible ANHINGA (Dane Co.)
9/10/18 10:34 am Ryan Brady <ryanbrady10...> [wisb] Re: Nesting mourning dove Mke Co
9/10/18 4:59 am Jeff Baughman <jlbirder...> [wisb] WSO Field Trip Report (long)
9/9/18 5:43 pm Carl W Schwartz <cschwartz3...> [wisb] eBird -- 2150–2198 E Capitol Dr, Shorewood US-WI (43.0893,-87.8820) -- Sep 9, 2018
9/9/18 5:06 pm Jim Edlhuber <jimedlhuber...> [wisb] Ruby-throated Hummingbird getting nectar from Bottle Gentian Waukesha. Co 9/9/18, some images...
9/9/18 4:07 pm Kris Perlberg <kris...> [wisb] Re: R-n Phalarope, Dane co
9/9/18 9:37 am Steve <stevethiessen...> [wisb] R-n Phalarope, Dane co
9/8/18 8:44 pm Rita Marie Wiskowski <dmarc-noreply...> (Redacted sender dona_rita for DMARC) [wisb] Red Knot, North Beach, Racine
9/8/18 8:41 pm Jeremy Meyer <jmeyer4044...> [wisb] Racine - Red Knot - images
9/8/18 1:36 pm Gmail <bhaunts...> [wisb] WSO field trip
9/8/18 1:01 pm Karen Etter Hale <dmarc-noreply...> (Redacted sender chimneyswift1 for DMARC) [wisb] Re: Okauchee swifts
9/8/18 12:47 pm Carl W Schwartz <cschwartz3...> [wisb] Re: Okauchee swifts
9/8/18 12:28 pm Gisela ZD <giselazd1...> [wisb] Okauchee swifts
9/8/18 8:18 am Carl W Schwartz <cschwartz3...> [wisb] Swift Night Out in Shorewood on Sunday 9/9
9/7/18 1:02 pm Seegert, Greg <gseegert...> [wisb] BB pipers
9/7/18 9:38 am Gmail <bhaunts...> [wisb] Buff-br. Sandpipers
9/7/18 7:23 am Judy Ettenhofer <judyett...> [wisb] Re: Bayfield County landbird migration
9/6/18 7:40 pm Dennis Casper <denncasp.wisbirder...> [wisb] Urban Ecology Center Bird Walk, September 6, 2018
9/6/18 5:58 pm Ryan Brady <ryanbrady10...> [wisb] Bayfield County landbird migration
9/6/18 10:08 am Patrick Ready <birdsready...> [wisb] Warblers! Madison
9/6/18 9:25 am Hondochica z <hondochica...> [wisb] Nesting mourning dove Mke Co
9/6/18 9:09 am Kay Kavanagh <kkav2299...> [wisb] Migration Florence Co
9/6/18 9:02 am Owen Hanson <wely09...> [wisb] Re: MKE - migration last night
9/6/18 8:59 am Steve <stevethiessen...> [wisb] Lake Kegonsa SP, Dane co.
9/6/18 6:55 am Thomas Erdman <ErdT4...> [wisb] Re: MKE - migration last night
9/6/18 6:39 am Kris Perlberg <kris...> [wisb] Re: MKE - migration last night
9/6/18 5:51 am Jennifer Ambrose <jenthreat...> [wisb] Piping Plover Milwaukee
9/6/18 5:47 am Jeremy Meyer <jmeyer4044...> [wisb] MKE - migration last night
9/6/18 5:39 am Kelly Rueckheim <rueckel27...> [wisb] Re: Nighthawks on the move in La Crosse area
9/5/18 7:31 pm Peter Fissel <dmarc-noreply...> (Redacted sender peter.fissel for DMARC) [wisb] Re: Kite?
9/5/18 7:29 pm Tom Wood <tcwood729...> [wisb] Re: Kite?
9/5/18 7:22 pm Dan Minkebige <xdwing...> [wisb] Kite?
9/5/18 7:17 pm Sandy Petersen <buboarcto2...> [wisb] Re: Warbling Vireo
9/5/18 5:06 pm Karen Etter Hale <dmarc-noreply...> (Redacted sender chimneyswift1 for DMARC) [wisb] Re: Warbling Vireo
9/5/18 1:27 pm Bill Volkert <billvolkert11...> [wisb] Re: Warbling Vireo
9/5/18 8:48 am Michelle Abel <michelle17abel...> [wisb] Interesting chickadee call-MKE County
9/5/18 7:56 am Sandy Petersen <buboarcto2...> [wisb] Warbling Vireo
9/5/18 6:32 am Mary Strasser <mrstrass...> [wisb] Nighthawks on the move in La Crosse area
9/4/18 8:21 pm Patrick Ready <birdsready...> [wisb] Nighthawks - west Madison
9/4/18 8:03 pm Patrick Ready <birdsready...> [wisb] Looking for Buff-breasted SPs in Dane Co (no sightings)
9/4/18 6:03 pm Steven Mahler <mahlersteven...> [wisb] Re: nighthawks
9/4/18 6:00 pm Sandy Petersen <buboarcto2...> [wisb] nighthawks
9/4/18 4:52 pm Oliver Burrus <dmarc-noreply...> (Redacted sender whimbrelbirders for DMARC) [wisb] Common Nighthawks everywhere!
9/4/18 12:34 pm Timothy Lewis <lewistimothy...> [wisb] Re: Lion's Den Gorge in Ozaukee County today
9/4/18 12:23 pm Jim Edlhuber <jimedlhuber...> [wisb] Pectoral Sandpipers Veterans Park MKE Co. 9/4/18, some images...
9/4/18 12:17 pm Tom Wood <tcwood729...> [wisb] Lion's Den Gorge in Ozaukee County today
9/4/18 11:50 am B.G. Sloan <bgsloan3...> [wisb] Re: Buff-breasted Sandpiper, Racine Co,
9/4/18 10:04 am John Dixon <jmdixon14...> [wisb] Buff-breasted Sandpiper, Racine Co,
9/4/18 9:03 am Steve <stevethiessen...> [wisb] Re: Lake Kegonsa SP
9/4/18 9:01 am Steve <stevethiessen...> [wisb] Lake Kegonsa SP
9/2/18 5:14 pm Jessica Hilt <jhilt626...> [wisb] Nighthawks over Grant park beach, Milwaukee County
9/2/18 12:10 pm Jim Edlhuber <jimedlhuber...> [wisb] Great Blue Herons ~ "Majestic Scuffle" at Greenfield Park MKE Co. 9/2/18, some images...
9/2/18 5:27 am tracy chiconas <dmarc-noreply...> (Redacted sender tchiconas for DMARC) [wisb] Re: please help w/Id
9/1/18 9:02 pm Gregory Neu <gneubirdphotographer...> [wisb] Re: Swallow-tailed Kite still present
9/1/18 1:35 pm Spence Stehno <pensacola634...> [wisb] PM-AM Chimney Swifts Waukesha
9/1/18 8:47 am Steve Mullen <gungagalunga23...> [wisb] Anderson Sod Farm, Winnebago Co., today
9/1/18 8:16 am Jennifer Lanzendorf <jenniferlanzendorf...> [wisb] ST Kite still present
8/31/18 7:18 pm Jeremy Meyer <jmeyer4044...> [wisb] Milwaukee shorebirds 8/21-/8/29 - images
8/31/18 3:32 pm Seegert, Greg <gseegert...> [wisb] RFI
8/31/18 3:11 pm William Mueller <wpmueller1947...> [wisb] Learn more about aerial insectivores this fall
8/31/18 10:09 am Spence Stehno <pensacola634...> [wisb] Mukwonago Chimney Swifts
8/31/18 7:58 am Jesse Peterson <peterson.jesse62...> [wisb] Swallow-tailed Kite still present
8/31/18 7:39 am Jennifer Ambrose <jenthreat...> [wisb] Re: Species to Watch For
8/31/18 7:38 am Emily Weiser <emily.l.weiser...> [wisb] Re: please help w/Id
8/31/18 6:18 am Mark Korducki <korducki...> [wisb] Species to Watch For
8/30/18 6:44 pm Bob Matyas <bobmatyas...> [wisb] Swallow-tailed Kite late afternoon -Yes
8/30/18 4:49 pm tracy chiconas <dmarc-noreply...> (Redacted sender tchiconas for DMARC) [wisb] Re: please help w/Id
8/30/18 2:51 pm Tom Wood <tcwood729...> [wisb] Horicon NWR (Old Marsh Road)/ Dodge County
8/30/18 2:22 pm Dennis Casper <denncasp.wisbirder...> [wisb] Urban Ecology Center Bird Walk, August 30, 2018
8/30/18 12:06 pm Dan Minkebige <xdwing...> [wisb] Swallow tail Kite!
8/30/18 10:04 am Tom Schultz <trschultz...> [wisb] Re: please help w/Id
8/30/18 9:56 am Tom Schultz <trschultz...> [wisb] Re: please help w/Id
8/30/18 9:49 am Tom Schultz <trschultz...> [wisb] Swallow-tailed Kite still present - Thursday (8/30)
8/30/18 9:04 am tracy chiconas <dmarc-noreply...> (Redacted sender tchiconas for DMARC) [wisb] please help w/Id
8/30/18 8:54 am Stuart Malcolm <dmarc-noreply...> (Redacted sender stuart.malcolm26 for DMARC) [wisb] Buff-breasted Sandpiper, Winnebago Cty
8/30/18 8:31 am Steve <stevethiessen...> [wisb] Re: Kegonsa SP ,Dane co.
8/30/18 7:36 am Anne Moretti <amoretti...> [wisb] Horicon Marsh Wednesday Afternoon
8/30/18 6:04 am Anne Moretti <amoretti...> [wisb] Re: Swallow-tailed Kite 8-29-18 Possibly two!
8/30/18 5:47 am Paul Kinzer <dmarc-noreply...> (Redacted sender ptkinzr for DMARC) [wisb] Re: Swallow-tailed Kite 8-29-18 Possibly two!
8/30/18 5:38 am Steve <stevethiessen...> [wisb] Western Kingbird info
8/29/18 10:07 pm David Johnson <djohnsoda...> [wisb] Re: Piping Plover - Bradford beach milwaukee
8/29/18 7:17 pm Anne Moretti <amoretti...> [wisb] Swallow-tailed Kite 8-29-18 Possibly two!
8/29/18 6:23 pm Jennifer Ambrose <jenthreat...> [wisb] Juvenile Dunlin, et al, comparison photo and Lake Park passerine photos
8/29/18 5:25 pm Jeff Rusinow <jrusinow...> [wisb] Olive-sided Flycatchers; Golden-winged and Blue-winged Warbler
8/29/18 2:21 pm Peter Fissel <dmarc-noreply...> (Redacted sender peter.fissel for DMARC) [wisb] Swallow-tailed Kite still there Weds.
8/29/18 1:44 pm Jim Edlhuber <jimedlhuber...> [wisb] Piping Plovers ~ Bradford Beach MKE Co. 8/29/18, some images...
8/29/18 10:30 am Jennifer Ambrose <jenthreat...> [wisb] Re: Piping Plover - Bradford beach milwaukee
8/29/18 10:18 am Steve <stevethiessen...> [wisb] Kegonsa SP ,Dane co.
8/29/18 6:19 am Mike Wanger <misterwanger...> [wisb] Piping Plover - Bradford beach milwaukee
8/28/18 3:20 pm Jennifer Ambrose <jenthreat...> [wisb] -- Lake Park--general -- Aug 28, 2018
8/28/18 12:04 pm Jennifer Ambrose <jenthreat...> [wisb] Lake Park warblers
8/28/18 10:17 am Peter Fissel <dmarc-noreply...> (Redacted sender peter.fissel for DMARC) [wisb] Swallow-tailed Kite still there today (Tuesday)
8/28/18 10:13 am Tom Wood <tcwood729...> [wisb] Re: Chimney Swift Roost >800 birds!!! (link to video) Waukesha Cty
8/28/18 10:01 am Tom Wood <tcwood729...> [wisb] Re: Chimney Swift Roost >800 birds!!! (link to video) Waukesha Cty
8/28/18 8:38 am Paul Regnier <doorcountypaul...> [wisb] Door County Nighthawks
8/27/18 12:30 pm Peter Fissel <dmarc-noreply...> (Redacted sender peter.fissel for DMARC) [wisb] Swallow-tailed Kite still there today (Monday)
8/27/18 7:23 am Tim Hahn <thahnbirder...> [wisb] Chimney Swift Roost >800 birds!!! (link to video) Waukesha Cty
8/27/18 7:22 am Mark Hodgson <dmarc-noreply...> (Redacted sender mjhodgso for DMARC) [wisb] Madison area - Pheasant Branch closed
8/26/18 2:20 pm Sunil Gopalan <sgopalan...> [wisb] Swallow-tailed Kite - Marquette County
8/26/18 1:17 pm Spence Stehno <pensacola634...> [wisb] Kite Present
8/26/18 1:10 pm Seegert, Greg <gseegert...> [wisb] SW kite
8/26/18 11:10 am Joe Luedtke <onaturalist...> [wisb] Re: A little warbler help needed
8/26/18 10:56 am Tom Wood <tcwood729...> [wisb] Re: Kite
8/26/18 10:37 am Joe Luedtke <onaturalist...> [wisb] A little warbler help needed
8/26/18 10:29 am Seegert, Greg <gseegert...> [wisb] Kite
8/26/18 10:26 am Karen Etter Hale <dmarc-noreply...> (Redacted sender chimneyswift1 for DMARC) [wisb] Re: Chimney Swift videos
8/26/18 7:28 am Jeremy Meyer <jmeyer4044...> [wisb] Re: Fwd: Re: ALERT: Swallow-tailed Kite in Marquette Co.
8/25/18 11:07 pm Patrick Ready <birdsready...> [wisb] Chimney Swift videos
8/25/18 9:26 pm Spence Stehno <pensacola634...> [wisb] Chimney Swift Cyclone - Waukesha Cnty
8/25/18 8:04 pm Peter Fissel <dmarc-noreply...> (Redacted sender peter.fissel for DMARC) [wisb] Swallow-tailed Kite today (Saturday)
8/25/18 9:25 am Jeff Baughman <jlbirder...> [wisb] Fwd: Re: ALERT: Swallow-tailed Kite in Marquette Co.
 
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Date: 9/24/18 5:06 pm
From: Jim Edlhuber <jimedlhuber...>
Subject: [wisb] Chimney Swifts ~ Lake Park MKE Co. 9/24/18, some images...
Hi all,
One of my birding stops this morning was Lake Park in Milwaukee. I had went
there with warblers on my mind but the excitement was the Chimney Swifts
high above the tree tops at the park. 100’s of them present eating
gazillions of gnat’s I would assume. I have seen swifts many times, usually
at Lake Park, today I took a few minutes to photograph some of the action.
Warblers species to note that were present Palm, Cape May, American
Redstart, mainly Yellow-rumped Warblers. It was a beautiful morning out
with plenty of sun, pleasant temps, a light breeze.

Images of the Chimney Swifts from this morning at the link below if you
care to view them:

*http://www.windowtowildlife.com/chimney-swifts-at-lake-park-in-milwaukee-wisconsin-on-september-24-2018/
<http://www.windowtowildlife.com/chimney-swifts-at-lake-park-in-milwaukee-wisconsin-on-september-24-2018/>*

Thanks and good birding,

Jim Edlhuber
Town of Genesee Waukesha Co.

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Date: 9/22/18 8:53 am
From: Steve <stevethiessen...>
Subject: [wisb] Nelson's Sparrow, Lake Barney, Dane co.

I found 1 Nelsons Sparrow at Lake Barney this morning. It was along the marshy area, south of the tall grasses. Going south to the marshy area, in the lower grasses, that split the tall grasses, it was east towards the lake. Walking is tough out there this year, and water levels are up and slightly into the tall grass. I found 1 Marsh wren walking along the lake area, that was it. So hard walking and no birds along the lake, today.
Steve Thiessen Stoughton Dane co.

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Date: 9/21/18 7:40 pm
From: Jeremy Meyer <jmeyer4044...>
Subject: [wisb] Massive migration tonight
Good evening,
Just looked at the radar and it's showing a massive movement currently
through Wisconsin. Hopefully tomorrow morning will be very good. Here is
the link in case you don't have it. If you're going out tomorrow, good
luck!

http://birdcast.info/live-migration-maps/

Jeremy Meyer
Franklin, Milwaukee
www.jmeyerphotography.net


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Date: 9/21/18 2:47 pm
From: Peter Fissel <dmarc-noreply...> (Redacted sender peter.fissel for DMARC)
Subject: [wisb] Fw: Nelson Inst Capstone Birding Class -- Muir Woods and Warner Park -- Sep 19, 2018
Forwarding for Paul...
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From: Paul Noeldner <paul_noeldner...>
Sent: Friday, September 21, 2018 10:14:09 AM
To: Peter Fissel
Subject: Nelson Inst Capstone Birding Class -- Muir Woods and Warner Park -- Sep 19, 2018
Hi Peter - please fwd to wisbirdnet, thanks!

Muir Woods
Sep 19, 2018
9:07 AM
Traveling
0.50 miles
45 minutes
All birds reported? Yes
Comments:
Wed morning Nelson Inst. Capstone birding Class short outing ar Muir Woods to learn binocular and bird identification skills on some common species. There were also some warblers high up in the cottonwood canopy but we were not able to get good enough looks to identify.
5 Mallard
4 Ring-billed Gull
1 Downy Woodpecker
1 Northern Flicker
1 Blue Jay
2 Black-capped Chickadee
1 Northern Cardinal
Number of Taxa: 7

Warner Park (Dane Co.)
Sep 19, 2018
2:50 PM
Traveling
1.00 miles
90 minutes
All birds reported? Yes
Comments:
The Wed afternoon Nelson Inst. Capstone class continued a binoc and bird ID skills exercise on our first fall semester outing at Warner Park without the Sherman Nature Explorer kids who will start coming in a week or so. A Great Blue Heron posed nearby and two more did fly bys. The students did a close examination of a foraging flock of Mallards on Warner Pond and found one of the females was a Wood Duck. We soon spotted 7 more Wood Ducks in the channel between Firebird and Marsh Islands. The atudents picked out field marks and identified a Coopers Hawk that did a low pass overhead as we walked back along Warner Woods, and a Red Tailed Hawk headed into Warner Park across North Sherman Avenue as we left.
31 Canada Goose
8 Wood Duck
17 Mallard
5 Ring-billed Gull
3 Great Blue Heron
1 Cooper's Hawk
1 Red-tailed Hawk
1 Belted Kingfisher
1 Downy Woodpecker
1 Blue Jay
2 American Crow
Number of Taxa: 11

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Date: 9/21/18 12:56 pm
From: Jim Edlhuber <jimedlhuber...>
Subject: [wisb] Pectoral Sandpipers Lakeshore State Park MKE Co. 9/21/18, some images...
Hi all,
One of my birding stops this morning was Lakeshore State Park in Milwaukee.
As I was scoping out a group of about 75 Ring-billed Gulls picking thorough
a grassy area for things to eat, I spotted 2 sandpipers. Getting a closer
look at them, they were Pectoral Sandpipers. They were feeding right along
with the Ring-billed Gulls. It was a nice little surprise this morning
considering what has been being seen there. The other species to note were,
juvenile Green Heron, a juvenile Red-winged Blackbird and ~25
Double-crested Cormorants. A cooler morning with little sun early turning
cloudy. Winds were calm to start but were picking up quickly.

Images of the Pectoral Sandpipers at this link if you care to view them:

*http://www.windowtowildlife.com/pectoral-sandpipers-at-lakeshore-state-park-in-milwaukee-wisconsin-on-september-21-2018/
<http://www.windowtowildlife.com/pectoral-sandpipers-at-lakeshore-state-park-in-milwaukee-wisconsin-on-september-21-2018/>*

Thanks and good birding,

Jim Edlhuber
Town of Genesee Waukesha Co.


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Date: 9/21/18 12:49 pm
From: Steve <stevethiessen...>
Subject: [wisb] Re: Marsh Wren departure

I noticed on the radar ,lately, that birds were leaving our area, and being blocked to the north. Today, I went by a shorebird spot ,that had been having around 30 Killdeer. I saw none. I then went by the sod farm down in Rock county ( Johnson Road), and I saw zero there.
Steve Thiessen Stoughton Dane co.

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From: Sandy Petersen
Sent: Friday, September 21, 2018 11:38 AM
To: Wisconsin Bird net
Cc: Sandy Petersen; Roma Lenehan
Subject: [wisb] Marsh Wren departure

Walked to my favorite cattail marsh last evening
before dark and
was greeted with silence instead of
the usual chattering of the local Marsh Wren family
including at least 2 young ...
still present the eve before.
What channel do they watch??!

Sandy Petersen, rural Dane county


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Date: 9/21/18 9:38 am
From: Sandy Petersen <buboarcto2...>
Subject: [wisb] Marsh Wren departure
Walked to my favorite cattail marsh last evening
before dark and
was greeted with silence instead of
the usual chattering of the local Marsh Wren family
including at least 2 young ...
still present the eve before.
What channel do they watch??!

Sandy Petersen, rural Dane county


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Date: 9/21/18 6:20 am
From: Daniel Edelstein <danieledelstein...>
Subject: [wisb] Winter Finch (Fringillidae Family Members, Primarily) Forecast For Upcoming Winter...Below
…via:
http://jeaniron.ca/2018/wff18.htm <http://jeaniron.ca/2018/wff18.htm>

and courtesy of Ron Pittaway, who acknowledges he bases his forecast on the observations of several Ontario, Canada residents’ “seed tree” observations
(See bottom of link for their names).

Other “Finch Information Links” he features via the above link offer interesting reading for your pleasure.

Ron states forecast is “primarily for Eastern USA states adjacent to Ontario,” but perhaps it bodes some truth for WI’s upcoming winter finch diversity and abundance (?)

Regards, Daniel

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Date: 9/20/18 7:12 pm
From: Jim Edlhuber <jimedlhuber...>
Subject: [wisb] Sanderlings at Bradford Beach MKE Co. 9/19/18, some images...
Hi all,
One of my first birding stops in the morning was Bradford Beach in
Milwaukee. You never know what will be there. 8 Sanderlings were present
across the shore of the beach. The Sanderlings fed while I was there on
things they found in the wave action on the shore. Always fun to watch
these small shorebirds run up and down the shore with their fast moving
legs. It was an overcast morning, low winds, mild temps.

Images of the Sanderlings in action at this link if you care to view them:

*http://www.windowtowildlife.com/sanderlings-at-bradford-beach-in-milwaukee-wisconsin-on-september-19-2018/
<http://www.windowtowildlife.com/sanderlings-at-bradford-beach-in-milwaukee-wisconsin-on-september-19-2018/>*

Thanks and good birding,

Jim Edlhuber
Town of Genesee Waukesha Co.


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Date: 9/20/18 6:05 pm
From: David Johnson <djohnsoda...>
Subject: [wisb] Re: Gray Dogwood Berries
I’ve seen Tree Swallows on Gray Dogwood berries devouring them in large groups hovering over the shrubs....

David Johnson
Milwaukee

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> On Sep 16, 2018, at 6:53 PM, Steve <stevethiessen...> wrote:
>
>
>
> All the Gray Dogwood plants, at Lake Kegonsa SP, were stripped clean a couple weeks ago. I always would stop and check them out.
> Steve Thiessen Stoughton Dane co.
>
> Sent from Mail for Windows 10
>
> From: Bill Volkert
> Sent: Sunday, September 16, 2018 6:17 PM
> To: Wisconsin Bird Network
> Subject: [wisb] Gray Dogwood Berries
>
> I have a number of stands of gray dogwood on our land and one stand just
> outside our window. This has always been a magnet for thrushes in
> particular, but recently I have had a wide range of species visit these.
> It isn't always possible to see if all of the birds that are hoping among
> the branches are actually eating the fruit, but I have been able to observe
> several picking berries which we may not always expect to be fruit eaters.
> This morning I had 2 red-eyed vireos and a yellow-throated vireo picking
> dogwood berries and yesterday I saw a Philadelphia vireo eating these as
> well. I also watched a blackpoll warbler eating there among a few other
> warbler species and have sighted several other warblers among the bushes
> which I cannot verify whether they are just perching there, eating insects
> or actually taking fruit. In the past I have also seen eastern phoebe
> eating berries, but we lost our nesting pair during the spring snowstorm.
> At this time the shrubs are now nearly stripped clean of most berries so
> they doesn't last too long but are definitely sought after, and the birds
> provide the service of dispersing the seeds.
>
> If anyone is looking for a good shrub for cover and fruit I would recommend
> gray dogwood among other native varieties. They will need some room as
> they can develop a dense cluster and tend to spread over time, but that
> just means more bird habitat.
>
> Bill Volkert
> FdL Co
>
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Date: 9/20/18 2:35 pm
From: Dan Belter <bwhawk55...>
Subject: [wisb] American Golden Plovers in Marathon County
For anyone going to Jaegerfest by way of Highway 29 west of Wausau, I just
found a field that has at least 15 (exact count) American Golden Plovers
present. It is along the western side of Marathon County, and just a few
miles east of Abbotsford, WI. On Highway 29, look for County Highway F.
Turn south on F and go maybe 250 yards down the road, park by a yellow sign
that indicates a “stop sign ahead” for the northbound lane, and scan the
corn stubble to the east. They are currently present about halfway between
the road and the uncut corn off in the distance. A spotting is recommended.

Also, several weeks ago, several Eurasian Collared-Doves were found just
north of Highway 29 along Highway M. Highway M is closer to Wausau than
Highway F. Look for the doves within the first mile along M from 29.
--
Dan Belter
Marathon County, WI

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Date: 9/20/18 1:59 pm
From: Dennis Casper <denncasp.wisbirder...>
Subject: [wisb] Swallow-tailed Kite???
Is the Swallow-tailed Kite still present in Marquette County or has it
left? I haven't seen any reports of it for several days. I'm going up to
La Crosse (from Milwaukee) this weekend and would make a detour to try to
see it if it is still present. Thanks for any info.
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Date: 9/20/18 1:24 pm
From: Dennis Casper <denncasp.wisbirder...>
Subject: [wisb] Urban Ecology Center Bird Walk, September 20, 2018
Urban Ecology Center, Riverside Park
1500 East Park Place, Milwaukee, WI 53211
414-964-8505, www.UrbanEcologyCenter.org
BIRD WALK
Thursdays, 8:00 am—10:00 am year round.
Free and Open to the Public, All Ages Welcome

Thursday, September 20, 2018
68 degrees
Overcast, raining up to beginning of walk
6 birders

Total Species: 31

10 Canada Goose
10 Mallard
1 Great Blue Heron
1 Cooper’s Hawk
1 Spotted Sandpiper
6 Herring Gull
6 Rock Pigeon
3 Mourning Dove
6 Chimney Swift
1 Ruby-throated Hummingbird

2 Belted Kingfisher
1 Downy Woodpecker
13 Northern Flicker
1 Warbling Vireo
2 Blue Jay
4 American Crow
6 Black-capped Chickadee
1 White-breasted Nuthatch
1 Grey-cheeked Thrush
6 Swainson’s Thrush

3 American Robin
3 Gray Catbird
8 European Starling
1 Northern Waterthrush
1 Nashville Warbler
1 Common Yellowthroat
2 Swamp Sparrow
6 Northern Cardinal
15 Indigo Bunting
14 American Goldfinch
4 House Sparrow

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Date: 9/20/18 12:56 pm
From: Thomas Erdman <ErdT4...>
Subject: [wisb] Re: Gray Dogwood Berries and Fruit consumption.
Many passerine species switch to fruit diet in autumn migration as insect populations decline, even flycatchers, warblers and vireos. Research done out on Block Island, Rhode Island which examined fecal material from 69 passerine species and all but one was consuming fruit on the island. The only one that wasnt, was the Winter Wren. Additional research examined which fruits the birds preferred and which fruits were best for providing fuel for the migrants to continue southward. Those species which include fruit in their diets year round fare better, such as tanagers, finches, sparrows, etc. The insectivores may have a more difficult time and need more fruit, as fruit is lower in protein and lipids than insects.


The shrub-carr habitat is often overlooked in Wisconsin as important avian migration habitat. We are currently analyzing five years of intensive passerine banding in this habitat from the Westshore of Green Bay. Our habitat is filled with red osier dogwood (Cornus stolonifera), gray dogwood (C. cornacea), silky dogwood (C. amomum) , nanny berry (Viburnum lentago), elderberry (Sambucus canadensis), wild grape (Vitis riparia), Virginia creeper (Parthenocissus quinquefolia), plus currents and raspberries (Rubus sp.). More recently we have added glossy buckthorn (Frangula alnus). Ive watched Phoebes, Wood Pewees, Tree swallows and many warblers and vireos feeding on the dogwoods, especially the red osier. Flickers, Pileated, Red-bellied, Hairy and Downy Woodpeckers love the grapes and often becoming tipsy later in the season as the grapes have been frosted several times and start to ferment.



If you are interested in this diet changeover you can Google; Migrating Songbirds on Block Island or The Crazy Stuff Birds Eat by Brian Pfeiffer. There are also several good scientific studies by this group online.



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From: <wisbirdn-bounce...> <wisbirdn-bounce...> on behalf of Bill Volkert <billvolkert11...>
Sent: Sunday, September 16, 2018 5:24:41 PM
To: Wisconsin Bird Network
Subject: [wisb] Gray Dogwood Berries

I have a number of stands of gray dogwood on our land and one stand just
outside our window. This has always been a magnet for thrushes in
particular, but recently I have had a wide range of species visit these.
It isn't always possible to see if all of the birds that are hoping among
the branches are actually eating the fruit, but I have been able to observe
several picking berries which we may not always expect to be fruit eaters.
This morning I had 2 red-eyed vireos and a yellow-throated vireo picking
dogwood berries and yesterday I saw a Philadelphia vireo eating these as
well. I also watched a blackpoll warbler eating there among a few other
warbler species and have sighted several other warblers among the bushes
which I cannot verify whether they are just perching there, eating insects
or actually taking fruit. In the past I have also seen eastern phoebe
eating berries, but we lost our nesting pair during the spring snowstorm.
At this time the shrubs are now nearly stripped clean of most berries so
they doesn't last too long but are definitely sought after, and the birds
provide the service of dispersing the seeds.

If anyone is looking for a good shrub for cover and fruit I would recommend
gray dogwood among other native varieties. They will need some room as
they can develop a dense cluster and tend to spread over time, but that
just means more bird habitat.

Bill Volkert
FdL Co

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Date: 9/20/18 11:17 am
From: B.G. Sloan <bgsloan3...>
Subject: [wisb] Re: Green Heron takes a minnow for lunch at Schlitz Audubon Nature Center MKE Co. 9/19/18, some images...
That minnow looked really surprised! :-)
On Wed, Sep 19, 2018 at 6:56 PM Jim Edlhuber <jimedlhuber...> wrote:
>
> Hi all,
> One of my birding stops today was the Schlitz Audubon Nature Center in
> Milwaukee County. The highlight was watching a juvenile Green Heron fishing
> for something to eat. The Green Heron was perched on some downed branches
> in water near Mystery Lake. A small fish, I guess a minnow came swimming by
> the Green Heron, the heron grabbed it and that was it for the minnow. A
> couple flips of the small fish in the herons mouth and it was gone. Some of
> the other birds to note, Belted Kingfisher, Coopers Hawk, Northern
> Flickers, warblers~ Common Yellowthroats, Palms, Blackpoll and a Nashville.
> Overall kind of quiet. It was a gloomy day with some brightness at times,
> temps were about 65 degrees, a nice breeze from the east.
>
> Images of the Green Heron catching and eating the minnow at the link below
> if you care to view them:
>
> *http://www.windowtowildlife.com/green-heron-takes-a-minnow-for-lunch-at-schlitz-audubon-nature-center-in-milwaukee-wisconsin-on-september-19-2018/
> <http://www.windowtowildlife.com/green-heron-takes-a-minnow-for-lunch-at-schlitz-audubon-nature-center-in-milwaukee-wisconsin-on-september-19-2018/>*
>
> Thanks and good birding,
>
> Jim Edlhuber
> Town of Genesee Waukesha Co.
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Date: 9/20/18 9:17 am
From: Seegert, Greg <gseegert...>
Subject: [wisb] Re: Green Heron takes a minnow for lunch at Schlitz Audubon Nature Center MKE Co. 9/19/18, some images...
Wisbirders
In case you’re interested, the minnow the green heron is eating is a golden shiner. Note the deep body, the uniform silvery body, and especially the strongly decurved lateral line. It is a very common bait minnow

Greg Seegert
Beaver Dam

In case you’re int

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> On Sep 19, 2018, at 5:56 PM, Jim Edlhuber <jimedlhuber...> wrote:
>
> Hi all,
> One of my birding stops today was the Schlitz Audubon Nature Center in
> Milwaukee County. The highlight was watching a juvenile Green Heron fishing
> for something to eat. The Green Heron was perched on some downed branches
> in water near Mystery Lake. A small fish, I guess a minnow came swimming by
> the Green Heron, the heron grabbed it and that was it for the minnow. A
> couple flips of the small fish in the herons mouth and it was gone. Some of
> the other birds to note, Belted Kingfisher, Coopers Hawk, Northern
> Flickers, warblers~ Common Yellowthroats, Palms, Blackpoll and a Nashville.
> Overall kind of quiet. It was a gloomy day with some brightness at times,
> temps were about 65 degrees, a nice breeze from the east.
>
> Images of the Green Heron catching and eating the minnow at the link below
> if you care to view them:
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Date: 9/19/18 5:00 pm
From: Tom Schultz <trschultz...>
Subject: [wisb] Another update from Wisconsin Point (Superior) -- Wednesday 9/19
Daryl Tessen provided me with another summary of the bird activity on
Wisconsin Point from today:

- The highlight today was an adult ARCTIC TERN, which flew right over the
group on the beach!

- At least 5 different Parasitic Jaegers were observed (although he said
that some felt there may have been six). One bird was an adult.

- A Franklin’s Gull (2nd year) was observed, at times right off the beach
among the gull flock.

- Peregrine Falcon and Ruddy Turnstone were also observed.

- He said the passerines (including warblers) were almost non-existent
today – a big change from previous days. (We have certainly observed that
in previous years on the Point, that flocks come and go – depending on the
migration.)

Tom Schultz
Green Lake Co.

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Date: 9/19/18 3:56 pm
From: Jim Edlhuber <jimedlhuber...>
Subject: [wisb] Green Heron takes a minnow for lunch at Schlitz Audubon Nature Center MKE Co. 9/19/18, some images...
Hi all,
One of my birding stops today was the Schlitz Audubon Nature Center in
Milwaukee County. The highlight was watching a juvenile Green Heron fishing
for something to eat. The Green Heron was perched on some downed branches
in water near Mystery Lake. A small fish, I guess a minnow came swimming by
the Green Heron, the heron grabbed it and that was it for the minnow. A
couple flips of the small fish in the herons mouth and it was gone. Some of
the other birds to note, Belted Kingfisher, Coopers Hawk, Northern
Flickers, warblers~ Common Yellowthroats, Palms, Blackpoll and a Nashville.
Overall kind of quiet. It was a gloomy day with some brightness at times,
temps were about 65 degrees, a nice breeze from the east.

Images of the Green Heron catching and eating the minnow at the link below
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Date: 9/19/18 11:55 am
From: Judy Ettenhofer <judyett...>
Subject: [wisb] Re: Horicon Marsh Bird Club meeting 9/20
Great idea, Mary! For those of us who live too far away to travel to these
fascinating talks, it would be so good to listen to them later.
On Wed, Sep 19, 2018, 1:49 PM Mory Jahangir <mory.jahangir...> wrote:

> Sounds like a great talk. Unfortunately I can not attend. I have always
> thought that a lot of these talks are quite precious and should be
> preserved by having them recorded and put on YouTube for all to enjoy and
> preserved for future biders.
> Mory Jahangir
> La Crosse County.
>
> On Wed, Sep 19, 2018, 7:25 AM Jeffrey Bahls <jbahls...> wrote:
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> > Author Michael Edmonds will discuss his new book, Taking Flight: A
> History
> > of Birds and People in the Heart of America.
> >
> > Edmonds, Director of Programs and Outreach at the Wisconsin Historical
> > Society and a long-time birder, will explain how and why people in the
> > nation’s heartland worshipped, feared, studied, hunted, ate, and
> protected
> > the birds that surrounded them over the last 12,000 years. From ancient
> > American Indian shamans to modern conservationists, our predecessors
> > thought about and acted toward birds differently than we do. Edmonds will
> > share stories from his 30 years of research among unpublished
> manuscripts,
> > rare books, archaeological reports, and historic places that led to
> Taking
> > Flight. Whether you’re a casual bird-watcher, a hard-core life-lister, or
> > simply someone who loves the outdoors, you'll encounter new ways of
> > thinking about birds, people, and the extraordinary history that connects
> > them.
> >
> >
> > Sept20 7 PM – 9 PM
> >
> > N7725 Hwy 28 Horicon
> >
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Date: 9/19/18 11:49 am
From: Mory Jahangir <mory.jahangir...>
Subject: [wisb] Re: Horicon Marsh Bird Club meeting 9/20
Sounds like a great talk. Unfortunately I can not attend. I have always
thought that a lot of these talks are quite precious and should be
preserved by having them recorded and put on YouTube for all to enjoy and
preserved for future biders.
Mory Jahangir
La Crosse County.

On Wed, Sep 19, 2018, 7:25 AM Jeffrey Bahls <jbahls...> wrote:

> Author Michael Edmonds will discuss his new book, Taking Flight: A History
> of Birds and People in the Heart of America.
>
> Edmonds, Director of Programs and Outreach at the Wisconsin Historical
> Society and a long-time birder, will explain how and why people in the
> nation’s heartland worshipped, feared, studied, hunted, ate, and protected
> the birds that surrounded them over the last 12,000 years. From ancient
> American Indian shamans to modern conservationists, our predecessors
> thought about and acted toward birds differently than we do. Edmonds will
> share stories from his 30 years of research among unpublished manuscripts,
> rare books, archaeological reports, and historic places that led to Taking
> Flight. Whether you’re a casual bird-watcher, a hard-core life-lister, or
> simply someone who loves the outdoors, you'll encounter new ways of
> thinking about birds, people, and the extraordinary history that connects
> them.
>
>
> Sept20 7 PM – 9 PM
>
> N7725 Hwy 28 Horicon
>
> Jeff Bahls , Lowell WI
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Date: 9/19/18 5:25 am
From: Jeffrey Bahls <jbahls...>
Subject: [wisb] Horicon Marsh Bird Club meeting 9/20
Author Michael Edmonds will discuss his new book, Taking Flight: A History of Birds and People in the Heart of America.

Edmonds, Director of Programs and Outreach at the Wisconsin Historical Society and a long-time birder, will explain how and why people in the nation’s heartland worshipped, feared, studied, hunted, ate, and protected the birds that surrounded them over the last 12,000 years. From ancient American Indian shamans to modern conservationists, our predecessors thought about and acted toward birds differently than we do. Edmonds will share stories from his 30 years of research among unpublished manuscripts, rare books, archaeological reports, and historic places that led to Taking Flight. Whether you’re a casual bird-watcher, a hard-core life-lister, or simply someone who loves the outdoors, you'll encounter new ways of thinking about birds, people, and the extraordinary history that connects them.


Sept20 7 PM – 9 PM

N7725 Hwy 28 Horicon

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Date: 9/18/18 7:12 pm
From: Tom Schultz <trschultz...>
Subject: [wisb] Wisconsin Point (Superior) update from Tuesday (9/18)
Here’s a quick update on the highlights from today at Wisconsin Point, as
provided earlier this evening by Daryl Tessen:

- He said that in the morning a birder on Gull Bluff reported having seen an
adult POMARINE Jaeger. Several of other birders went up there shortly
thereafter, but they were unable to re-locate the bird. Later on, they
spotted another individual that they felt was a juvenile POMARINE.

- He mentioned that FOUR different Parasitic Jaegers were observed over the
course of the day.

- An adult Great Black-backed Gull was present for a time.

- Observed today were several White-crowned and White-throated Sparrows (so
hopefully a Harris’s Sparrow will be spotted there soon also!).

- A total of 20 warblers have been spotted so far, with an overall total of
about 80 species for the Point.

- Daryl said the sandy beach behind Parking Lot #1 was even smaller than it
had been yesterday, with big waves crashing ashore, so they didn’t spend
much time there. He said that Gull Bluff (which is a little further east)
may prove to be a much better vantage point this year!

- He mentioned that the forecast for Thursday (for anyone going up to
Jaegerfest early) is calling for extended periods of rain, but Friday is
sounding dry.

Tom Schultz
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Date: 9/18/18 6:25 pm
From: Sandy Petersen <buboarcto2...>
Subject: [wisb] Swift behavior comment to Spence Stehno
Thanks for all this info and the observations.
I guess they do what they want to do ... kind of like us ...
they may have a main pattern but
lots of side trips and individual needs fulfilled as warranted etc ...
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Date: 9/18/18 10:59 am
From: Spence Stehno <pensacola634...>
Subject: [wisb] Chimney Swift Numbers Decreasing Waukesha
Regarding the large Roost at the Okauchee Old Norris School #1 in Waukesha
County, It would appear that the large numbers of Swifts are decreasing.
Last week there were up to 4000 Swifts in the area, and last night it was
down to 1600's.
While the weather has been warm and no significant precipitation, the
numbers have been swiftly decreasing, the days are getting shorter, and
perhaps the cold fronts working through the area have activated the
migration instinct into action.
eBird generally shows that most Swifts will be gone by September 30, with
only a few doubles or singular individuals for the next few days in
October.
One other behavior that's unique in the mornings when watching the Okauchee
Roost:
About 15 minutes before sunrise at 6:15 a.m., a Swift pops out, and then a
couple minutes later, about 1000 fly out for the next 30 minutes. All
birds coming out are done by 6:30 a.m. Many of the Swifts fly off and some
stay near with no particular pattern of flight. Then about 6:45 a.m.
Swifts start returning and entering the chimney until about 7:43 a.m. when
no more enter for the next 2 hours. A few Swifts were occasionally in the
area, but not near the chimney. So, 200 +/- Swifts were out and about, but
800 went back in. None were observed exiting by 10 a.m.
*Questions*:

1. What time did the rest come out? It appears that no one was around
when they did.
2. From the night before, how many Swifts were there the next morning?
3. The next evening, there were more than 1000 Swifts entering.
4. Do Swifts leave during the night after they go into the roost in the
dark?
5. Are the Swifts going *into *the nest today the same birds that were
there the day before?
6. Do the Swifts just jump to the next roost south, or do they leave the
state and head further south?

In any case, enjoy them where ever the roosts are for their final fall
appearance!

Spence
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Date: 9/17/18 7:34 pm
From: Ryan Brady <ryanbrady10...>
Subject: [wisb] Big flight on western Lake Superior Monday morning
Sharing my post from Facebook:

Anyone else spend five hours standing on their septic mound counting birds today? :) Wow, what a flight. Ended with 2,056 birds of 67 species...without moving! Most notable were 531 Canada Geese, 57 Red-breasted Nuthatches (really on the move so far this year), 131 Yellow-rumped Warblers, 900+ unidentified warblers, and probably the best fall hawk flight I've ever had here in the shadow of the lake. Tallied 11 raptor species, including a N. Goshawk, Peregrine Falcon, 5 Ospreys, and 50+ Broad-wings (a far cry from Hawk Ridge's 10K, I know). Other highlights were 79 Cedar Waxwings, 52 Purple Finches, 8 Common Loons, a lingering Cliff Swallow (or was it a Cave? :) ), and my first Golden-crowned Kinglet, Savannah Sparrow, and Rusty Blackbird of the fall.

Full eBird list at https://ebird.org/wi/view/checklist/S48581387

Next big flight? Friday!

Edit... The next big flight is actually ongoing right now - strongest radar returns of the season out of Duluth as of 9:00pm:
http://weather.rap.ucar.edu/radar/displayRad.php?icao=KDLH&prod=bref1&bkgr=gray&endDate=20180918&endTime=2&duration=0

Ryan Brady
Washburn, Bayfield County, WI
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Date: 9/17/18 5:49 pm
From: Peter Fissel <dmarc-noreply...> (Redacted sender peter.fissel for DMARC)
Subject: [wisb] A taste of Jaegerfest
Tom's message reminded me that I almost forgot to present our annual link to John Feith's fun "Wisconsin Jaeger Meisters" video from 2006's event. Sound is essential.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b_5pBIyib78

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Date: 9/17/18 5:18 pm
From: Steve <stevethiessen...>
Subject: [wisb] Lesser Black-backed Gull, Dane co.


After seeing some Franklin’s Gull reports, I thought I’d check Lake Kegonsa, this evening. No Franklin’s, but there was an adult Lesser Black-backed Gull. I look from Amundson Boat Landing. This spot puts the sun behind you. Scopes are a must, as the gulls are way out there.
Steve Thiessen Stoughton Dane co.
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Date: 9/17/18 4:44 pm
From: Tom Schultz <trschultz...>
Subject: [wisb] Report from Wisconsin Point - Superior
Many of you may already be aware that this coming weekend brings JAEGERFEST – our annual WSO field trip on Wisconsin Point. It will be taking place on Friday, Saturday and Sunday AM (Sept. 21-23).
As usual, Daryl Tessen called me this evening with a brief report from the Point. He arrived on there on Sunday (yesterday) around midday, and also birded on Wisconsin Point all day today (the 17th). He mentioned that a few others birders were also present. He said the lake level is very high again this year – even higher than last year – and with big waves crashing in today, there wasn’t much beach below the dune grasses.

He said the morning was pretty slow, with the exception of a dark juvenile Parasitic Jaeger, but then it picked up after 11:00. During the next few hours they spotted two additional Parasitics (a paler juvenile, and an adult). The highlight from today was an adult Arctic Tern, which still had a full dark cap. They also had an adult Franklin’s Gull, a few Bonaparte’s Gulls, and quite a few Sanderlings. A few Surf Scoters were present for a time.

Daryl said they’d recorded 19 species of warblers on the Point, so the passerines were decent.

Also, I got a report from Robbye Johnson who said that her usual source for stale bread & buns is no longer available, so she requested that folks who are coming up to Jaegerfest should try to bring some bread along for chumming.

Tom Schultz
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Date: 9/17/18 7:19 am
From: Art Sonneland <artsonneland...>
Subject: [wisb] Re: Swifts at East High School, Madison
As a graduate of Madison East HS (class 70) where we always made fun of the towers and prison like architecture I am very happy to hear about the incredible number of Swifts.
Go Purgolders!
Art Sonneland. Ledgeview. Brown County

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> Last night I stopped by East High School in Madison as dusk fell to check on Chimney Swifts. I'd seen a few hundred using the central chimney over the summer, but I was curious how many might show up during migration.
> It was a pretty extraordinary flock, and hard to estimate while flying, but as they began dropping in I started counting by fives as best I could, trying to be conservative, only counting when the birds were stalling and dropping straight. It took about twenty minutes and by the end (7:37pm), I'd estimated about 1300 birds.
> Given that it's possible that birds that looked like they were dropping in actually moved past the chimney, and that my counts were off, I'm guessing that the actual number is +/- a couple hundred.
> Definitely worth checking out!
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Date: 9/17/18 6:02 am
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Subject: [wisb] Swifts at East High School, Madison
Last night I stopped by East High School in Madison as dusk fell to check on Chimney Swifts.  I'd seen a few hundred using the central chimney over the summer, but I was curious how many might show up during migration.
It was a pretty extraordinary flock, and hard to estimate while flying, but as they began dropping in I started counting by fives as best I could, trying to be conservative, only counting when the birds were stalling and dropping straight.  It took about twenty minutes and by the end (7:37pm), I'd estimated about 1300 birds.  
Given that it's possible that birds that looked like they were dropping in actually moved past the chimney, and that my counts were off, I'm guessing that the actual number is +/- a couple hundred.
Definitely worth checking out!
Kerry WilcoxMadison, Dane Co.
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Date: 9/17/18 5:22 am
From: Judith Hendrix <jdth.hndrx...>
Subject: [wisb] Re: wisbirdn Digest V11 #256
Wow, you were very lucky to see those woodcocks! Judy Hendrix in Pierce
County, WI
On Mon, Sep 17, 2018 at 12:05 AM, FreeLists Mailing List Manager <
<ecartis...> wrote:

> wisbirdn Digest Sun, 16 Sep 2018 Volume: 11 Issue: 256
>
> In This Issue:
> [wisb] Brooklyn Wildlife Area, Bellbrook Road - Dane County
> [wisb] Re: Warbling
> [wisb] Gray Dogwood Berries
> [wisb] Re: Brooklyn Wildlife Area, Bellbrook Road - Dane
> Cou
> [wisb] Re: Gray Dogwood Berries
>
> ----------------------------------------------------------------------
>
> From: Kris Perlberg <kris...>
> Subject: [wisb] Brooklyn Wildlife Area, Bellbrook Road - Dane County
> Date: Sun, 16 Sep 2018 15:49:03 -0500
>
> I hiked into the marshy area south of Bellbrook Road starting from the
> parking lot near the junction of Bellbrook and County Hwy. D
> I was hoping for some fall sparrows but it was fairly quiet back there.
> Not even a Palm Warbler.
>
> The good news is that the grassy path has been mowed so walking is easy.
> Also, it is fairly dry and rubber boots are not needed. You can get to the
> edge of the water without getting your feet wet. Deer have made some good
> paths making it easier to walk the grasses off the trail. For sparrows I
> only had a couple Swamp and Song. I did find 3 Marsh Wrens and a Sedge
> Wren.
>
> I flushed a rail of some sort twice, but couldn’t get a good look at it.
> It was small and flew with dangling legs; maybe a Sora but it dropped down
> into the reeds very quickly.
>
> I had 3 Woodcocks sitting on the grassy path on the way in.
>
> Here’s my checklist:
>
> https://ebird.org/wi/view/checklist/S48551447 <https://ebird.org/wi/view/
> checklist/S48551447>
>
>
> Kris Perlberg
> Stoughton, Dane County
>
>
>
>
>
>
> ------------------------------
>
> From: Bill Volkert <billvolkert11...>
> Date: Sun, 16 Sep 2018 17:15:25 -0500
> Subject: [wisb] Re: Warbling
>
> Many people have mentioned that the birds that are singing at this time of
> year are not singing as frequently or may not be singing a complete song.
> Since this is not the nesting season, then this is not the primary reason
> for singing, but more of a by-product of hormonal changes as birds are
> preparing for migration or some of the northern birds are already en
> route. If so, then it would be likely that some individuals, and perhaps
> some species, may be singing more than others and that this is rather
> random. Cardinals would not be affected the same way since they are not
> migratory.
> I also don't think that the parents are teaching the young their song,
> rather some young birds may simply be practicing a song which they will
> rely on next spring. The young are known to learn their song from
> listening to the adults while in the nest and in some cases perhaps as they
> are developing in the egg. We know from isolation studies that eggs
> removed from a nest result in young that will sing what has been called a
> sub-song. They have the voice to produce a vocalization, but since they
> have not heard other birds sing it isn't refined. Also, since many birds
> have dialects across their range, learning plays an important role in
> producing the complete song.
>
> We may never know completely the reason for fall singing, but it is
> interesting to listen and ponder what they are up to.
>
> Bill Volkert
> FdL Cl
>
> On Sat, Sep 15, 2018 at 3:47 PM Tom Wood <tcwood729...> wrote:
>
> > Bill Volkert recently instucted us that hormonal changes prior to
> migration
> > may be responsible, or that as Sandy mentions, they need to teach the
> young
> > their song. Sounds reasonable, but why aren't more species of birds
> > participating? I know Warbling Vireos are prolific singers, but so are
> > Robins, Cardinals, Red-eyed Vireos, etc. and we hardly here a peep out of
> > them.
> > Thomas Wood, Menomonee Falls, Waukesha County
> >
> >
> >
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: <wisbirdn-bounce...> [mailto:wisbirdn-bounce@
> freelists.org]
> > On Behalf Of Sandy Petersen
> > Sent: Saturday, September 15, 2018 3:13 PM
> > To: Tom Wood; Dave Moffat
> > Cc: Wisconsin Bird net
> > Subject: [wisb] Re: Warbling
> >
> > Ok, all!
> > Are they still singing just for the joy of it
> > or to keep their mate/family nearby
> > or to teach the young their song
> > or ???
> >
> > Sandy Petersen
> >
> > On Sat, Sep 15, 2018 at 2:47 PM Tom Wood <tcwood729...> wrote:
> >
> > > This morning I birded Sheridan Park (no unusual sightings) and there
> were
> > > at
> > > least two Warbling Vireos singing. These were not half-hearted songs,
> but
> > > robust renditions. It seemed so out of place for mid-September and one
> > > non-birding couple asked what bird was making that song. Nothing else
> > > seemed
> > > to be singing, but the Warbling Vireos made it seem like it was
> spring! I
> > > spent 3 hours at the park, and when I left, at least one of the birds
> was
> > > still warbling away.
> > > Thomas Wood, Menomonee Falls, Waukesha County
> > >
> > > -----Original Message-----
> > > From: <wisbirdn-bounce...> [mailto:
> > <wisbirdn-bounce...>]
> > > On Behalf Of Sandy Petersen
> > > Sent: Saturday, September 15, 2018 9:58 AM
> > > To: Wisconsin Bird net
> > > Subject: [wisb] Warbling
> > >
> > > Hi all!
> > > Wednesday this week was the last day I heard the Warbling Vireo warble
> in
> > > my yard.
> > > It had been one concert after another on a daily basis all summer.
> > > I missed it right away.
> > >
> > > This morning there was a W.V. doing a half-heated warble at the nearby
> > > park.
> > > Just moving through?
> > > A kid practicing?
> > >
> > > Happy fall birding
> > >
> > > Sandy Petersen, rural Dane Co, WI
> > >
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> ------------------------------
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> From: Bill Volkert <billvolkert11...>
> Date: Sun, 16 Sep 2018 17:24:41 -0500
> Subject: [wisb] Gray Dogwood Berries
>
> I have a number of stands of gray dogwood on our land and one stand just
> outside our window. This has always been a magnet for thrushes in
> particular, but recently I have had a wide range of species visit these.
> It isn't always possible to see if all of the birds that are hoping among
> the branches are actually eating the fruit, but I have been able to observe
> several picking berries which we may not always expect to be fruit eaters.
> This morning I had 2 red-eyed vireos and a yellow-throated vireo picking
> dogwood berries and yesterday I saw a Philadelphia vireo eating these as
> well. I also watched a blackpoll warbler eating there among a few other
> warbler species and have sighted several other warblers among the bushes
> which I cannot verify whether they are just perching there, eating insects
> or actually taking fruit. In the past I have also seen eastern phoebe
> eating berries, but we lost our nesting pair during the spring snowstorm.
> At this time the shrubs are now nearly stripped clean of most berries so
> they doesn't last too long but are definitely sought after, and the birds
> provide the service of dispersing the seeds.
>
> If anyone is looking for a good shrub for cover and fruit I would recommend
> gray dogwood among other native varieties. They will need some room as
> they can develop a dense cluster and tend to spread over time, but that
> just means more bird habitat.
>
> Bill Volkert
> FdL Co
>
> --
> Bill Volkert
> Naturalist
> www.billvolkert
>
>
>
> ------------------------------
>
> From: Steve <stevethiessen...>
> Subject: [wisb] Re: Brooklyn Wildlife Area, Bellbrook Road - Dane County
> Date: Sun, 16 Sep 2018 18:50:13 -0500
>
> I saw Kris as she was headed to Brooklyn SWA. I was headed to Lake
> Barney. I saw similar birds, Marsh and Sedge Wrens, 4 Sora and 5 Bobolinks.
> I saw all the small odd looking birds and didn’t find any Nelson’s Sparrows
> today. The end of the week could be good. Steve Thiessen Stoughton Dane co.
>
> Sent from Mail for Windows 10
>
> From: Kris Perlberg
> Sent: Sunday, September 16, 2018 3:49 PM
> To: Wisconsin Bird Network
> Subject: [wisb] Brooklyn Wildlife Area, Bellbrook Road - Dane County
>
> I hiked into the marshy area south of Bellbrook Road starting from the
> parking lot near the junction of Bellbrook and County Hwy. D
> I was hoping for some fall sparrows but it was fairly quiet back there.
> Not even a Palm Warbler.
>
> The good news is that the grassy path has been mowed so walking is easy.
> Also, it is fairly dry and rubber boots are not needed. You can get to the
> edge of the water without getting your feet wet. Deer have made some good
> paths making it easier to walk the grasses off the trail. For sparrows I
> only had a couple Swamp and Song. I did find 3 Marsh Wrens and a Sedge
> Wren.
>
> I flushed a rail of some sort twice, but couldn’t get a good look at it.
> It was small and flew with dangling legs; maybe a Sora but it dropped down
> into the reeds very quickly.
>
> I had 3 Woodcocks sitting on the grassy path on the way in.
>
> Here’s my checklist:
>
> https://ebird.org/wi/view/checklist/S48551447 <https://ebird.org/wi/view/
> checklist/S48551447>
>
>
> Kris Perlberg
> Stoughton, Dane County
>
>
>
>
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> ------------------------------
>
> From: Steve <stevethiessen...>
> Subject: [wisb] Re: Gray Dogwood Berries
> Date: Sun, 16 Sep 2018 18:53:18 -0500
>
>
>
> All the Gray Dogwood plants, at Lake Kegonsa SP, were stripped clean a
> couple weeks ago. I always would stop and check them out.
> Steve Thiessen Stoughton Dane co.
>
> Sent from Mail for Windows 10
>
> From: Bill Volkert
> Sent: Sunday, September 16, 2018 6:17 PM
> To: Wisconsin Bird Network
> Subject: [wisb] Gray Dogwood Berries
>
> I have a number of stands of gray dogwood on our land and one stand just
> outside our window. This has always been a magnet for thrushes in
> particular, but recently I have had a wide range of species visit these.
> It isn't always possible to see if all of the birds that are hoping among
> the branches are actually eating the fruit, but I have been able to observe
> several picking berries which we may not always expect to be fruit eaters.
> This morning I had 2 red-eyed vireos and a yellow-throated vireo picking
> dogwood berries and yesterday I saw a Philadelphia vireo eating these as
> well. I also watched a blackpoll warbler eating there among a few other
> warbler species and have sighted several other warblers among the bushes
> which I cannot verify whether they are just perching there, eating insects
> or actually taking fruit. In the past I have also seen eastern phoebe
> eating berries, but we lost our nesting pair during the spring snowstorm.
> At this time the shrubs are now nearly stripped clean of most berries so
> they doesn't last too long but are definitely sought after, and the birds
> provide the service of dispersing the seeds.
>
> If anyone is looking for a good shrub for cover and fruit I would recommend
> gray dogwood among other native varieties. They will need some room as
> they can develop a dense cluster and tend to spread over time, but that
> just means more bird habitat.
>
> Bill Volkert
> FdL Co
>
> --
> Bill Volkert
> Naturalist
> www.billvolkert
>
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Date: 9/16/18 4:54 pm
From: Steve <stevethiessen...>
Subject: [wisb] Re: Gray Dogwood Berries


All the Gray Dogwood plants, at Lake Kegonsa SP, were stripped clean a couple weeks ago. I always would stop and check them out.
Steve Thiessen Stoughton Dane co.

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

From: Bill Volkert
Sent: Sunday, September 16, 2018 6:17 PM
To: Wisconsin Bird Network
Subject: [wisb] Gray Dogwood Berries

I have a number of stands of gray dogwood on our land and one stand just
outside our window. This has always been a magnet for thrushes in
particular, but recently I have had a wide range of species visit these.
It isn't always possible to see if all of the birds that are hoping among
the branches are actually eating the fruit, but I have been able to observe
several picking berries which we may not always expect to be fruit eaters.
This morning I had 2 red-eyed vireos and a yellow-throated vireo picking
dogwood berries and yesterday I saw a Philadelphia vireo eating these as
well. I also watched a blackpoll warbler eating there among a few other
warbler species and have sighted several other warblers among the bushes
which I cannot verify whether they are just perching there, eating insects
or actually taking fruit. In the past I have also seen eastern phoebe
eating berries, but we lost our nesting pair during the spring snowstorm.
At this time the shrubs are now nearly stripped clean of most berries so
they doesn't last too long but are definitely sought after, and the birds
provide the service of dispersing the seeds.

If anyone is looking for a good shrub for cover and fruit I would recommend
gray dogwood among other native varieties. They will need some room as
they can develop a dense cluster and tend to spread over time, but that
just means more bird habitat.

Bill Volkert
FdL Co

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Naturalist
www.billvolkert


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Date: 9/16/18 4:51 pm
From: Steve <stevethiessen...>
Subject: [wisb] Re: Brooklyn Wildlife Area, Bellbrook Road - Dane County
I saw Kris as she was headed to Brooklyn SWA. I was headed to Lake Barney. I saw similar birds, Marsh and Sedge Wrens, 4 Sora and 5 Bobolinks. I saw all the small odd looking birds and didn’t find any Nelson’s Sparrows today. The end of the week could be good. Steve Thiessen Stoughton Dane co.

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

From: Kris Perlberg
Sent: Sunday, September 16, 2018 3:49 PM
To: Wisconsin Bird Network
Subject: [wisb] Brooklyn Wildlife Area, Bellbrook Road - Dane County

I hiked into the marshy area south of Bellbrook Road starting from the parking lot near the junction of Bellbrook and County Hwy. D
I was hoping for some fall sparrows but it was fairly quiet back there. Not even a Palm Warbler.

The good news is that the grassy path has been mowed so walking is easy. Also, it is fairly dry and rubber boots are not needed. You can get to the edge of the water without getting your feet wet. Deer have made some good paths making it easier to walk the grasses off the trail. For sparrows I only had a couple Swamp and Song. I did find 3 Marsh Wrens and a Sedge Wren.

I flushed a rail of some sort twice, but couldn’t get a good look at it. It was small and flew with dangling legs; maybe a Sora but it dropped down into the reeds very quickly.

I had 3 Woodcocks sitting on the grassy path on the way in.

Here’s my checklist:

https://ebird.org/wi/view/checklist/S48551447 <https://ebird.org/wi/view/checklist/S48551447>


Kris Perlberg
Stoughton, Dane County





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Date: 9/16/18 3:25 pm
From: Bill Volkert <billvolkert11...>
Subject: [wisb] Gray Dogwood Berries
I have a number of stands of gray dogwood on our land and one stand just
outside our window. This has always been a magnet for thrushes in
particular, but recently I have had a wide range of species visit these.
It isn't always possible to see if all of the birds that are hoping among
the branches are actually eating the fruit, but I have been able to observe
several picking berries which we may not always expect to be fruit eaters.
This morning I had 2 red-eyed vireos and a yellow-throated vireo picking
dogwood berries and yesterday I saw a Philadelphia vireo eating these as
well. I also watched a blackpoll warbler eating there among a few other
warbler species and have sighted several other warblers among the bushes
which I cannot verify whether they are just perching there, eating insects
or actually taking fruit. In the past I have also seen eastern phoebe
eating berries, but we lost our nesting pair during the spring snowstorm.
At this time the shrubs are now nearly stripped clean of most berries so
they doesn't last too long but are definitely sought after, and the birds
provide the service of dispersing the seeds.

If anyone is looking for a good shrub for cover and fruit I would recommend
gray dogwood among other native varieties. They will need some room as
they can develop a dense cluster and tend to spread over time, but that
just means more bird habitat.

Bill Volkert
FdL Co

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Date: 9/16/18 3:17 pm
From: Bill Volkert <billvolkert11...>
Subject: [wisb] Re: Warbling
Many people have mentioned that the birds that are singing at this time of
year are not singing as frequently or may not be singing a complete song.
Since this is not the nesting season, then this is not the primary reason
for singing, but more of a by-product of hormonal changes as birds are
preparing for migration or some of the northern birds are already en
route. If so, then it would be likely that some individuals, and perhaps
some species, may be singing more than others and that this is rather
random. Cardinals would not be affected the same way since they are not
migratory.
I also don't think that the parents are teaching the young their song,
rather some young birds may simply be practicing a song which they will
rely on next spring. The young are known to learn their song from
listening to the adults while in the nest and in some cases perhaps as they
are developing in the egg. We know from isolation studies that eggs
removed from a nest result in young that will sing what has been called a
sub-song. They have the voice to produce a vocalization, but since they
have not heard other birds sing it isn't refined. Also, since many birds
have dialects across their range, learning plays an important role in
producing the complete song.

We may never know completely the reason for fall singing, but it is
interesting to listen and ponder what they are up to.

Bill Volkert
FdL Cl

On Sat, Sep 15, 2018 at 3:47 PM Tom Wood <tcwood729...> wrote:

> Bill Volkert recently instucted us that hormonal changes prior to migration
> may be responsible, or that as Sandy mentions, they need to teach the young
> their song. Sounds reasonable, but why aren't more species of birds
> participating? I know Warbling Vireos are prolific singers, but so are
> Robins, Cardinals, Red-eyed Vireos, etc. and we hardly here a peep out of
> them.
> Thomas Wood, Menomonee Falls, Waukesha County
>
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: <wisbirdn-bounce...> [mailto:<wisbirdn-bounce...>]
> On Behalf Of Sandy Petersen
> Sent: Saturday, September 15, 2018 3:13 PM
> To: Tom Wood; Dave Moffat
> Cc: Wisconsin Bird net
> Subject: [wisb] Re: Warbling
>
> Ok, all!
> Are they still singing just for the joy of it
> or to keep their mate/family nearby
> or to teach the young their song
> or ???
>
> Sandy Petersen
>
> On Sat, Sep 15, 2018 at 2:47 PM Tom Wood <tcwood729...> wrote:
>
> > This morning I birded Sheridan Park (no unusual sightings) and there were
> > at
> > least two Warbling Vireos singing. These were not half-hearted songs, but
> > robust renditions. It seemed so out of place for mid-September and one
> > non-birding couple asked what bird was making that song. Nothing else
> > seemed
> > to be singing, but the Warbling Vireos made it seem like it was spring! I
> > spent 3 hours at the park, and when I left, at least one of the birds was
> > still warbling away.
> > Thomas Wood, Menomonee Falls, Waukesha County
> >
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: <wisbirdn-bounce...> [mailto:
> <wisbirdn-bounce...>]
> > On Behalf Of Sandy Petersen
> > Sent: Saturday, September 15, 2018 9:58 AM
> > To: Wisconsin Bird net
> > Subject: [wisb] Warbling
> >
> > Hi all!
> > Wednesday this week was the last day I heard the Warbling Vireo warble in
> > my yard.
> > It had been one concert after another on a daily basis all summer.
> > I missed it right away.
> >
> > This morning there was a W.V. doing a half-heated warble at the nearby
> > park.
> > Just moving through?
> > A kid practicing?
> >
> > Happy fall birding
> >
> > Sandy Petersen, rural Dane Co, WI
> >
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Date: 9/16/18 1:49 pm
From: Kris Perlberg <kris...>
Subject: [wisb] Brooklyn Wildlife Area, Bellbrook Road - Dane County
I hiked into the marshy area south of Bellbrook Road starting from the parking lot near the junction of Bellbrook and County Hwy. D
I was hoping for some fall sparrows but it was fairly quiet back there. Not even a Palm Warbler.

The good news is that the grassy path has been mowed so walking is easy. Also, it is fairly dry and rubber boots are not needed. You can get to the edge of the water without getting your feet wet. Deer have made some good paths making it easier to walk the grasses off the trail. For sparrows I only had a couple Swamp and Song. I did find 3 Marsh Wrens and a Sedge Wren.

I flushed a rail of some sort twice, but couldn’t get a good look at it. It was small and flew with dangling legs; maybe a Sora but it dropped down into the reeds very quickly.

I had 3 Woodcocks sitting on the grassy path on the way in.

Here’s my checklist:

https://ebird.org/wi/view/checklist/S48551447 <https://ebird.org/wi/view/checklist/S48551447>


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Date: 9/15/18 3:02 pm
From: tracy chiconas <dmarc-noreply...> (Redacted sender tchiconas for DMARC)
Subject: [wisb] Re: questing about checklists
- Tracy Chiconas
Mil Co



On Saturday, September 15, 2018 8:27 AM, tracy chiconas <tchiconas...> wrote:



Apologizes, i have no idea why the beginning of my post was cut off. Here is a copy paste from my "sent email" which shoes t in it's entirety.


Good Morning, this may seem like a silly question to some, but i am just perplexed by a conformation of a specific bird & have questions. I would like to better understand this so in the future, i understand what i am looking at. Here is the checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S48437163

& the bird in question is the "X Piping Plover". I do not understand why this bird was confirmed for these reasons:
1)There was no other checklist of this bird on Mckinley Beach submitted.
2)There was no other checklist submitted containing a Piping Plover in the area since 09 09 18, the last day it was reported at Bradford Beach (this bird was reported on 09 11 18 at McKinley Beach).

3)The checklist has party size: 1 (checklists indicated no corroborating observers).
4)There is no written description given of the bird.
5)There are no photos attached, & no "photo available upon request" comment.

6)There is an "X" for number of birds, but on the same checklist there is a "1" for Ruby-throated Humming bird.

My understanding is that "X" is used to represent the presence of a bird when an individual is not comfortable estimating a number; but surely there was not a huge flock of Piping Plovers?
My only conclusion i was able to come up with is that the person whom submitted the checklist is a known, trusted, & experienced birder; but if that were the case, i would expect a description, which there is none, so that cancels out my only conclusion.

If anyone is able & willing to help clear up any of these points i would be most appreciative!

Thanks in advance to anyone taking the time to read this.

good birding to all!
-Tracy Chiconas
Mil, Co.
<tchiconas...>



On Saturday, September 15, 2018 8:24 AM, tracy chiconas <dmarc-noreply...> wrote:



& the bird in question is the "X Piping Plover". I do not understand why this bird was confirmed for these reasons:

1)There was no other checklist of this bird on Mckinley Beach submitted.

2)There was no other checklist submitted containing a Piping Plover in the area since 09 09 18, the last day it was reported at Bradford Beach (this bird was reported on 09 11 18 at McKinley Beach).


3)The checklist has party size: 1 (checklists indicated no corroborating observers).

4)There is no written description given of the bird.

5)There are no photos attached, & no "photo available upon request" comment.


6)There is an "X" for number of birds, but on the same checklist there is a "1" for Ruby-throated Humming bird.


My understanding is that "X" is used to represent the presence of a bird when an individual is not comfortable estimating a number; but surely there was not a huge flock of Piping Plovers?

My only conclusion i was able to come up with is that the person whom submitted the checklist is a known, trusted, & experienced birder; but if that were the case, i would expect a description, which there is none, so that cancels out my only conclusion.


If anyone is able & willing to help clear up any of these points i would be most appreciative!


Thanks in advance to anyone taking the time to read this.


good birding to all!

-Tracy Chiconas

Mil, Co.

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Date: 9/15/18 2:19 pm
From: Jeremy Meyer <jmeyer4044...>
Subject: [wisb] Re: Warbling
I had several redstarts singing today and the Black-throated Blue was a
little vocal as well, mostly just the "chip" call, but some song as well.
Jeremy Meyer
Franklin, Milwaukee
www.jmeyerphotography.net

On Sat, Sep 15, 2018, 4:07 PM Anne Moretti <amoretti...> wrote:

> The Hooded warbler that nests across the road from us, sings daily well
> into
> September. However, his song is a weaker version of the so called "dawn or
> alternate song", which he sings off and on throughout the day. I've also
> been hearing the call notes of red-eyed vireos fairly regularly, possibly
> young ones. We don't have warbling vireo habitat here. The Tennessee
> warblers also sing a weaker version of their song.
>
> Anne Moretti
> Dousman
> Waukesha Co.
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: <wisbirdn-bounce...> [mailto:<wisbirdn-bounce...>]
> On Behalf Of Tom Wood
> Sent: Saturday, September 15, 2018 3:47 PM
> To: <Wisbirdn...>
> Subject: [wisb] Re: Warbling
>
> Bill Volkert recently instucted us that hormonal changes prior to migration
> may be responsible, or that as Sandy mentions, they need to teach the young
> their song. Sounds reasonable, but why aren't more species of birds
> participating? I know Warbling Vireos are prolific singers, but so are
> Robins, Cardinals, Red-eyed Vireos, etc. and we hardly here a peep out of
> them.
> Thomas Wood, Menomonee Falls, Waukesha County
>
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: <wisbirdn-bounce...> [mailto:<wisbirdn-bounce...>]
> On Behalf Of Sandy Petersen
> Sent: Saturday, September 15, 2018 3:13 PM
> To: Tom Wood; Dave Moffat
> Cc: Wisconsin Bird net
> Subject: [wisb] Re: Warbling
>
> Ok, all!
> Are they still singing just for the joy of it
> or to keep their mate/family nearby
> or to teach the young their song
> or ???
>
> Sandy Petersen
>
> On Sat, Sep 15, 2018 at 2:47 PM Tom Wood <tcwood729...> wrote:
>
> > This morning I birded Sheridan Park (no unusual sightings) and there were
> > at
> > least two Warbling Vireos singing. These were not half-hearted songs, but
> > robust renditions. It seemed so out of place for mid-September and one
> > non-birding couple asked what bird was making that song. Nothing else
> > seemed
> > to be singing, but the Warbling Vireos made it seem like it was spring! I
> > spent 3 hours at the park, and when I left, at least one of the birds was
> > still warbling away.
> > Thomas Wood, Menomonee Falls, Waukesha County
> >
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: <wisbirdn-bounce...> [mailto:
> <wisbirdn-bounce...>]
> > On Behalf Of Sandy Petersen
> > Sent: Saturday, September 15, 2018 9:58 AM
> > To: Wisconsin Bird net
> > Subject: [wisb] Warbling
> >
> > Hi all!
> > Wednesday this week was the last day I heard the Warbling Vireo warble in
> > my yard.
> > It had been one concert after another on a daily basis all summer.
> > I missed it right away.
> >
> > This morning there was a W.V. doing a half-heated warble at the nearby
> > park.
> > Just moving through?
> > A kid practicing?
> >
> > Happy fall birding
> >
> > Sandy Petersen, rural Dane Co, WI
> >
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Date: 9/15/18 2:07 pm
From: Anne Moretti <amoretti...>
Subject: [wisb] Re: Warbling
The Hooded warbler that nests across the road from us, sings daily well into
September. However, his song is a weaker version of the so called "dawn or
alternate song", which he sings off and on throughout the day. I've also
been hearing the call notes of red-eyed vireos fairly regularly, possibly
young ones. We don't have warbling vireo habitat here. The Tennessee
warblers also sing a weaker version of their song.

Anne Moretti
Dousman
Waukesha Co.

-----Original Message-----
From: <wisbirdn-bounce...> [mailto:<wisbirdn-bounce...>]
On Behalf Of Tom Wood
Sent: Saturday, September 15, 2018 3:47 PM
To: <Wisbirdn...>
Subject: [wisb] Re: Warbling

Bill Volkert recently instucted us that hormonal changes prior to migration
may be responsible, or that as Sandy mentions, they need to teach the young
their song. Sounds reasonable, but why aren't more species of birds
participating? I know Warbling Vireos are prolific singers, but so are
Robins, Cardinals, Red-eyed Vireos, etc. and we hardly here a peep out of
them.
Thomas Wood, Menomonee Falls, Waukesha County



-----Original Message-----
From: <wisbirdn-bounce...> [mailto:<wisbirdn-bounce...>]
On Behalf Of Sandy Petersen
Sent: Saturday, September 15, 2018 3:13 PM
To: Tom Wood; Dave Moffat
Cc: Wisconsin Bird net
Subject: [wisb] Re: Warbling

Ok, all!
Are they still singing just for the joy of it
or to keep their mate/family nearby
or to teach the young their song
or ???

Sandy Petersen

On Sat, Sep 15, 2018 at 2:47 PM Tom Wood <tcwood729...> wrote:

> This morning I birded Sheridan Park (no unusual sightings) and there were
> at
> least two Warbling Vireos singing. These were not half-hearted songs, but
> robust renditions. It seemed so out of place for mid-September and one
> non-birding couple asked what bird was making that song. Nothing else
> seemed
> to be singing, but the Warbling Vireos made it seem like it was spring! I
> spent 3 hours at the park, and when I left, at least one of the birds was
> still warbling away.
> Thomas Wood, Menomonee Falls, Waukesha County
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: <wisbirdn-bounce...> [mailto:<wisbirdn-bounce...>]
> On Behalf Of Sandy Petersen
> Sent: Saturday, September 15, 2018 9:58 AM
> To: Wisconsin Bird net
> Subject: [wisb] Warbling
>
> Hi all!
> Wednesday this week was the last day I heard the Warbling Vireo warble in
> my yard.
> It had been one concert after another on a daily basis all summer.
> I missed it right away.
>
> This morning there was a W.V. doing a half-heated warble at the nearby
> park.
> Just moving through?
> A kid practicing?
>
> Happy fall birding
>
> Sandy Petersen, rural Dane Co, WI
>
>
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Date: 9/15/18 1:47 pm
From: Tom Wood <tcwood729...>
Subject: [wisb] Re: Warbling
Bill Volkert recently instucted us that hormonal changes prior to migration
may be responsible, or that as Sandy mentions, they need to teach the young
their song. Sounds reasonable, but why aren't more species of birds
participating? I know Warbling Vireos are prolific singers, but so are
Robins, Cardinals, Red-eyed Vireos, etc. and we hardly here a peep out of
them.
Thomas Wood, Menomonee Falls, Waukesha County



-----Original Message-----
From: <wisbirdn-bounce...> [mailto:<wisbirdn-bounce...>]
On Behalf Of Sandy Petersen
Sent: Saturday, September 15, 2018 3:13 PM
To: Tom Wood; Dave Moffat
Cc: Wisconsin Bird net
Subject: [wisb] Re: Warbling

Ok, all!
Are they still singing just for the joy of it
or to keep their mate/family nearby
or to teach the young their song
or ???

Sandy Petersen

On Sat, Sep 15, 2018 at 2:47 PM Tom Wood <tcwood729...> wrote:

> This morning I birded Sheridan Park (no unusual sightings) and there were
> at
> least two Warbling Vireos singing. These were not half-hearted songs, but
> robust renditions. It seemed so out of place for mid-September and one
> non-birding couple asked what bird was making that song. Nothing else
> seemed
> to be singing, but the Warbling Vireos made it seem like it was spring! I
> spent 3 hours at the park, and when I left, at least one of the birds was
> still warbling away.
> Thomas Wood, Menomonee Falls, Waukesha County
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: <wisbirdn-bounce...> [mailto:<wisbirdn-bounce...>]
> On Behalf Of Sandy Petersen
> Sent: Saturday, September 15, 2018 9:58 AM
> To: Wisconsin Bird net
> Subject: [wisb] Warbling
>
> Hi all!
> Wednesday this week was the last day I heard the Warbling Vireo warble in
> my yard.
> It had been one concert after another on a daily basis all summer.
> I missed it right away.
>
> This morning there was a W.V. doing a half-heated warble at the nearby
> park.
> Just moving through?
> A kid practicing?
>
> Happy fall birding
>
> Sandy Petersen, rural Dane Co, WI
>
>
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Date: 9/15/18 1:43 pm
From: Karen Ecklund <ecklund.karen...>
Subject: [wisb] Fwd: Chimney Swifts at Cherokee Middle?
Also, any suggestions on time to arrive to see them enter the chimney? Thanks! Karen
> Begin forwarded message:
>
> From: Karen Ecklund <ecklund.karen...>
> Subject: Chimney Swifts at Cherokee Middle?
> Date: September 15, 2018 at 2:47:55 PM CDT
> To: <wisbirdn...>
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> Are there still healthy numbers of chimney swifts roosting at Cherokee Middle School in Madison? I’m planning an outing there this evening with friends. Thanks!
>
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Date: 9/15/18 1:22 pm
From: Peg Zappen <pzappen...>
Subject: [wisb] Re: Warbling
I have been hearing warbling vireos singing beautifully at Trempealeau
National Wildlife Refuge. Surprised me.
Peg Zappen
Trempealeau County

On Sat, Sep 15, 2018, 2:47 PM Tom Wood <tcwood729...> wrote:

> This morning I birded Sheridan Park (no unusual sightings) and there were
> at
> least two Warbling Vireos singing. These were not half-hearted songs, but
> robust renditions. It seemed so out of place for mid-September and one
> non-birding couple asked what bird was making that song. Nothing else
> seemed
> to be singing, but the Warbling Vireos made it seem like it was spring! I
> spent 3 hours at the park, and when I left, at least one of the birds was
> still warbling away.
> Thomas Wood, Menomonee Falls, Waukesha County
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: <wisbirdn-bounce...> [mailto:<wisbirdn-bounce...>]
> On Behalf Of Sandy Petersen
> Sent: Saturday, September 15, 2018 9:58 AM
> To: Wisconsin Bird net
> Subject: [wisb] Warbling
>
> Hi all!
> Wednesday this week was the last day I heard the Warbling Vireo warble in
> my yard.
> It had been one concert after another on a daily basis all summer.
> I missed it right away.
>
> This morning there was a W.V. doing a half-heated warble at the nearby
> park.
> Just moving through?
> A kid practicing?
>
> Happy fall birding
>
> Sandy Petersen, rural Dane Co, WI
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Date: 9/15/18 1:13 pm
From: Sandy Petersen <buboarcto2...>
Subject: [wisb] Re: Warbling
Ok, all!
Are they still singing just for the joy of it
or to keep their mate/family nearby
or to teach the young their song
or ???

Sandy Petersen

On Sat, Sep 15, 2018 at 2:47 PM Tom Wood <tcwood729...> wrote:

> This morning I birded Sheridan Park (no unusual sightings) and there were
> at
> least two Warbling Vireos singing. These were not half-hearted songs, but
> robust renditions. It seemed so out of place for mid-September and one
> non-birding couple asked what bird was making that song. Nothing else
> seemed
> to be singing, but the Warbling Vireos made it seem like it was spring! I
> spent 3 hours at the park, and when I left, at least one of the birds was
> still warbling away.
> Thomas Wood, Menomonee Falls, Waukesha County
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: <wisbirdn-bounce...> [mailto:<wisbirdn-bounce...>]
> On Behalf Of Sandy Petersen
> Sent: Saturday, September 15, 2018 9:58 AM
> To: Wisconsin Bird net
> Subject: [wisb] Warbling
>
> Hi all!
> Wednesday this week was the last day I heard the Warbling Vireo warble in
> my yard.
> It had been one concert after another on a daily basis all summer.
> I missed it right away.
>
> This morning there was a W.V. doing a half-heated warble at the nearby
> park.
> Just moving through?
> A kid practicing?
>
> Happy fall birding
>
> Sandy Petersen, rural Dane Co, WI
>
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Date: 9/15/18 1:07 pm
From: Tom Wood <tcwood729...>
Subject: [wisb] Re: Warbling (to correct omission)
I should have mentioned that the Sheridan Park I referred to is in Milwaukee
County.
Thomas Wood, Menomonee Falls, Waukesha County

-----Original Message-----
From: Tom Wood [mailto:<tcwood729...>]
Sent: Saturday, September 15, 2018 2:47 PM
To: <Wisbirdn...>
Subject: RE: [wisb] Warbling

This morning I birded Sheridan Park (no unusual sightings) and there were at
least two Warbling Vireos singing. These were not half-hearted songs, but
robust renditions. It seemed so out of place for mid-September and one
non-birding couple asked what bird was making that song. Nothing else seemed
to be singing, but the Warbling Vireos made it seem like it was spring! I
spent 3 hours at the park, and when I left, at least one of the birds was
still warbling away.
Thomas Wood, Menomonee Falls, Waukesha County

-----Original Message-----
From: <wisbirdn-bounce...> [mailto:<wisbirdn-bounce...>]
On Behalf Of Sandy Petersen
Sent: Saturday, September 15, 2018 9:58 AM
To: Wisconsin Bird net
Subject: [wisb] Warbling

Hi all!
Wednesday this week was the last day I heard the Warbling Vireo warble in
my yard.
It had been one concert after another on a daily basis all summer.
I missed it right away.

This morning there was a W.V. doing a half-heated warble at the nearby park.
Just moving through?
A kid practicing?

Happy fall birding

Sandy Petersen, rural Dane Co, WI


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Date: 9/15/18 12:48 pm
From: Karen Ecklund <ecklund.karen...>
Subject: [wisb] Chimney Swifts at Cherokee Middle?
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Date: 9/15/18 12:47 pm
From: Tom Wood <tcwood729...>
Subject: [wisb] Re: Warbling
This morning I birded Sheridan Park (no unusual sightings) and there were at
least two Warbling Vireos singing. These were not half-hearted songs, but
robust renditions. It seemed so out of place for mid-September and one
non-birding couple asked what bird was making that song. Nothing else seemed
to be singing, but the Warbling Vireos made it seem like it was spring! I
spent 3 hours at the park, and when I left, at least one of the birds was
still warbling away.
Thomas Wood, Menomonee Falls, Waukesha County

-----Original Message-----
From: <wisbirdn-bounce...> [mailto:<wisbirdn-bounce...>]
On Behalf Of Sandy Petersen
Sent: Saturday, September 15, 2018 9:58 AM
To: Wisconsin Bird net
Subject: [wisb] Warbling

Hi all!
Wednesday this week was the last day I heard the Warbling Vireo warble in
my yard.
It had been one concert after another on a daily basis all summer.
I missed it right away.

This morning there was a W.V. doing a half-heated warble at the nearby park.
Just moving through?
A kid practicing?

Happy fall birding

Sandy Petersen, rural Dane Co, WI


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Date: 9/15/18 11:19 am
From: Jeremy Meyer <jmeyer4044...>
Subject: [wisb] MKE - Lake Park 20 warbler species
Good afternoon,
I spent the morning at Lake Park today and it was really good. It has been
pretty good all week, usually I get about 12-15, but this morning was a lot
better. I noticed a lot more males today, whereas during the week it was
mostly first year with a few females. A few of the highlights were a
beautiful Black-throated Blue (that has been the for three days), a 1st
year Mourning, and 9 Cape May Warblers, all in different plumages. Here is
a list of the warblers seen.

1 Ovenbird
3 Northern Waterthrush
4 Black-and-white Warbler
5 Tennessee Warbler
2 Nashville Warbler
1 Mourning Warbler
4 American Redstart
9 Cape May Warbler
1 Northern Parula
4 Magnolia Warbler
2 Bay-breasted Warbler
1 Yellow Warbler
1 Chestnut-sided Warbler
12 Blackpoll Warbler
1 Black-throated Blue Warbler
11 Palm Warbler (Western)
2 Pine Warbler
2 Yellow-rumped Warbler (Myrtle)
2 Black-throated Green Warbler
1 Wilson's Warbler


Have a great day,
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Franklin, Milwaukee
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Date: 9/15/18 8:09 am
From: Howard, Carol <carol.howard...>
Subject: [wisb] Mukwonago Chimney Swifts
I went to Mukwonago last evening to see if these swifts were still there. I was not disappointed. I arrived about 6:45pm, sunset was 7:05 roughly. There was no sign of any birds until all of a sudden at 7:14 a swirling mass appeared over the chimney, and the last one dropped in at 7:25 pm. Short but sweet!
Carol Howard
Waukesha County

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Sent: Friday, August 31, 2018 12:08 PM
Subject: [wisb] Mukwonago Chimney Swifts

Went cruising around Mukwonago with a friend Thursday evening looking for any Chimney Swift activity. At about 7:35pm, at the downtown intersection of Highway 83 and County ES, there is a Masonic Hall, and it has a beautiful good size Chimney, and about 150 Swifts entered it and all was quiet by 7:53pm. Easy viewing from parking lot across the street on the east side. Not the numbers like Okauchee Lake, but still cool to see.
Still seeking Roost locations for city of Waukesha if anyone has information.

Spence Stehno, Waukesha
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Date: 9/15/18 7:58 am
From: Sandy Petersen <buboarcto2...>
Subject: [wisb] Warbling
Hi all!
Wednesday this week was the last day I heard the Warbling Vireo warble in
my yard.
It had been one concert after another on a daily basis all summer.
I missed it right away.

This morning there was a W.V. doing a half-heated warble at the nearby park.
Just moving through?
A kid practicing?

Happy fall birding

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Date: 9/15/18 6:28 am
From: tracy chiconas <dmarc-noreply...> (Redacted sender tchiconas for DMARC)
Subject: [wisb] Re: questing about checklists
Apologizes, i have no idea why the beginning of my post was cut off. Here is a copy paste from my "sent email" which shoes t in it's entirety.


Good Morning, this may seem like a silly question to some, but i am just perplexed by a conformation of a specific bird & have questions. I would like to better understand this so in the future, i understand what i am looking at. Here is the checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S48437163

& the bird in question is the "X Piping Plover". I do not understand why this bird was confirmed for these reasons:
1)There was no other checklist of this bird on Mckinley Beach submitted.
2)There was no other checklist submitted containing a Piping Plover in the area since 09 09 18, the last day it was reported at Bradford Beach (this bird was reported on 09 11 18 at McKinley Beach).

3)The checklist has party size: 1 (checklists indicated no corroborating observers).
4)There is no written description given of the bird.
5)There are no photos attached, & no "photo available upon request" comment.

6)There is an "X" for number of birds, but on the same checklist there is a "1" for Ruby-throated Humming bird.

My understanding is that "X" is used to represent the presence of a bird when an individual is not comfortable estimating a number; but surely there was not a huge flock of Piping Plovers?
My only conclusion i was able to come up with is that the person whom submitted the checklist is a known, trusted, & experienced birder; but if that were the case, i would expect a description, which there is none, so that cancels out my only conclusion.

If anyone is able & willing to help clear up any of these points i would be most appreciative!

Thanks in advance to anyone taking the time to read this.

good birding to all!
-Tracy Chiconas
Mil, Co.
<tchiconas...>


On Saturday, September 15, 2018 8:24 AM, tracy chiconas <dmarc-noreply...> wrote:



& the bird in question is the "X Piping Plover". I do not understand why this bird was confirmed for these reasons:

1)There was no other checklist of this bird on Mckinley Beach submitted.

2)There was no other checklist submitted containing a Piping Plover in the area since 09 09 18, the last day it was reported at Bradford Beach (this bird was reported on 09 11 18 at McKinley Beach).


3)The checklist has party size: 1 (checklists indicated no corroborating observers).

4)There is no written description given of the bird.

5)There are no photos attached, & no "photo available upon request" comment.


6)There is an "X" for number of birds, but on the same checklist there is a "1" for Ruby-throated Humming bird.


My understanding is that "X" is used to represent the presence of a bird when an individual is not comfortable estimating a number; but surely there was not a huge flock of Piping Plovers?

My only conclusion i was able to come up with is that the person whom submitted the checklist is a known, trusted, & experienced birder; but if that were the case, i would expect a description, which there is none, so that cancels out my only conclusion.


If anyone is able & willing to help clear up any of these points i would be most appreciative!


Thanks in advance to anyone taking the time to read this.


good birding to all!

-Tracy Chiconas

Mil, Co.

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Date: 9/15/18 6:24 am
From: tracy chiconas <dmarc-noreply...> (Redacted sender tchiconas for DMARC)
Subject: [wisb] questing about checklists
& the bird in question is the "X Piping Plover". I do not understand why this bird was confirmed for these reasons:
1)There was no other checklist of this bird on Mckinley Beach submitted.
2)There was no other checklist submitted containing a Piping Plover in the area since 09 09 18, the last day it was reported at Bradford Beach (this bird was reported on 09 11 18 at McKinley Beach).

3)The checklist has party size: 1 (checklists indicated no corroborating observers).
4)There is no written description given of the bird.
5)There are no photos attached, & no "photo available upon request" comment.

6)There is an "X" for number of birds, but on the same checklist there is a "1" for Ruby-throated Humming bird.

My understanding is that "X" is used to represent the presence of a bird when an individual is not comfortable estimating a number; but surely there was not a huge flock of Piping Plovers?
My only conclusion i was able to come up with is that the person whom submitted the checklist is a known, trusted, & experienced birder; but if that were the case, i would expect a description, which there is none, so that cancels out my only conclusion.

If anyone is able & willing to help clear up any of these points i would be most appreciative!

Thanks in advance to anyone taking the time to read this.

good birding to all!
-Tracy Chiconas
Mil, Co.
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Date: 9/14/18 7:42 pm
From: Spence Stehno <pensacola634...>
Subject: [wisb] Menomonee Falls Chimney Swift Roost
On my way to dinner in Menomonee Falls tonight, I took a loop around the
old buildings of the downtown area at Main Street and Appleton Avenue.
Just east of Appleton the Menomonee River crosses under Main Street, and
immediately on the right is the Old Mill (or Bell Telephone building,
according to a local resident). Having the sunroof open as well as the
windows, the familiar twittering of the Chimney Swifts was heard, and
looking up above the building, there they were circling.
Fortuitously, there was a driveway immediately next to the building that
went down the hill into a parking lot. This was the only way to view the
chimney that they were going into as the chimney is tucked away on the back
side and appears to be a remnant of a taller one that was there once but is
now technically lower than part of the building, and has a large brown
metal square collar that is slanted on the sides but apparently open on the
top. About 150 Swifts were observed entering, and there were at least an
equal amount of mosquitoes biting me at that time.

A couple of blocks to the West is the old fire station that's being
remodeled and still has a tall chimney where there used to be a roost.

We have a couple weeks or less left to view these aerial insectivores as
they will be migrating to South America shortly. So any sightings would
still be appreciated in Waukesha County. Also if you have not had the
opportunity to see the large roost at Okauchee, it is certainly worth
seeing a couple thousand plus Birds work their way into the roost for the
night, and if not at that location, perhaps at one that is closer to you.
Hopefully the Swifts that are migrating from our more Midwest area of the
United States will not run into the tropical storm conditions that are
possibly affecting these birds currently along the Eastern seaboard.

Happy birding.
Spence Stehno
Ben Goss Bird Club, Waukesha
Roost is at:
16447 Main Street, Menomonee Falls


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Date: 9/14/18 5:30 pm
From: Tim Hahn <thahnbirder...>
Subject: [wisb] Goss Bird Club event Sunday 7PM (Waukesha) - Knowles-Nelson Fund and Birds!
The Knowles-Nelson Stewardship Program has been a vital tool to preserve
habitat in Wisconsin for decades. Many of our favorite birding haunts are
created using funds from the program. But how does that happen? Where does
the money come from? Who decides what lands are preserved?
Join us as we welcome Michael John Jaeger, Conservation Chair and past
president of the Wisconsin Society for Ornithology, to explain all about
the program and why it's so important to our birds. We'll be at Retzer
Nature Center in Waukesha this Sunday. Refreshments at 6:45, program starts
at 7:00.

www.gossbirdclub.org
https://www.facebook.com/gossbirdclub


Tim Hahn
Pewaukee, WI
Waukesha County
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Date: 9/13/18 6:48 pm
From: Packett, Diane L - DNR <Diane.Packett...>
Subject: [wisb] $1 Million for birds, and the Great Wisconsin Birdathon report
The $87,000 that you raised in this year's Great Wisconsin Birdathon brought the total for the Natural Resources Foundation's Bird Protection Fund to over ONE MILLION DOLLARS raised since the fund's beginning in 2009. The Bird Protection Fund's sources are grants and direct contributions, fundraising field trips, and, since 2012, the Great Wisconsin Birdathon. You can read the press release at
http://www.wisconservation.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/BPF-Release-2018_FINAL.pdf


The 2018 Birdathon report is now online and you can view it by going to WIBirdathon.org, where you can also read about the bird conservation and research projects that will be supported in 2019.


Thanks again to everyone who has supported this program--birders and donors, field trip leaders and guests. You've made a huge difference for birds in Wisconsin, and beyond. We hope you'll join the Birdathon in 2019.


Best of birds to everyone, and thanks to the admins for allowing Birdathon posts!


Diane Packett
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Date: 9/13/18 4:57 pm
From: Packett, Diane L - DNR <Diane.Packett...>
Subject: [wisb] Thanks, I know my message was garbled. Sorry.
Thanks to everyone who is letting me know this. I also received my garbled message. I've been having Outlook issues. This will be a test to see if I can successfully send from my webmail client.

Apologies for the inconvenience.


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Date: 9/13/18 1:44 pm
From: Dennis Casper <denncasp.wisbirder...>
Subject: [wisb] Urban Ecology Center Bird Walk, September 13, 2018
Urban Ecology Center, Riverside Park
1500 East Park Place, Milwaukee, WI 53211
414-964-8505, www.UrbanEcologyCenter.org
BIRD WALK
Thursdays, 8:00 am—10:00 am year round.
Free and Open to the Public, All Ages Welcome

Thursday, September 13, 2018
60 degrees
Clear, sunny
12 birders

Total Species: 29

6 Wood Duck
8 Mallard
2 Cooper’s Hawk
8 Rock Pigeon
1 Mourning Dove
12 Chimney Swift
5 Ruby-throated Hummingbird
1 Belted Kingfisher
5 Red-bellied Woodpecker
3 Downy Woodpecker

9 Northern Flicker
1 Great Crested Flycatcher
6 Blue Jay
3 American Crow
7 Black-capped Chickadee
1 White-breasted Nuthatch
6 Swainson’s Thrush
8 American Robin
5 Gray Catbird
57 Cedar Waxwing

1 Blackpoll Warbler
1 Palm Warbler
5 Song Sparrow
2 Northern Cardinal
4 Rose-breasted Grosbeak
2 Indigo Bunting
2 House Finch
30 American Goldfinch
5 House Sparrow

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Date: 9/13/18 12:42 pm
From: Packett, Diane L - DNR <Diane.Packett...>
Subject: [wisb] $1 Million for birds, and the Great Wisconsin Birdathon report
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Date: 9/13/18 9:14 am
From: Steve <stevethiessen...>
Subject: [wisb] Lake Barney area, Dane co.

Took a long wet walk, around the fields. The deepest spot, along the fence, is just under the knee. My boots, just above the ankle.
I didn’t find any Nelson’s Sparrows, not to say that there isn’t any there yet. Couldn’t refind a couple small birds, that I wanted a look at. Did see 15+ Savannah ,10 Swamp and some song Sparrows. 20 Bobolinks, 5 Sedge and 1 Marsh Wren, 1 or 2 American Bittern, 1 great Egret, 3 Sora, 1 snipe ,plus usual birds.
The wet area, on the mule farmette, should hold something good. The lake water is up to the tall bluestem.
It’s always interesting out there. Steve Thiessen Stoughton Dane co.

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Date: 9/13/18 8:34 am
From: Daniel Edelstein <danieledelstein...>
Subject: [wisb] "Yes," Joe, It's A First-Year Red-Tailed Hawk....
…..& nice photos (!) that show diagnostic “belly band”; scapulars on back of bird show mottled/“salt & pepper” variation; and black wingtips on primary feathers (from ventral view)….among other field marks.
Regards, Daniel

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Date: 9/13/18 6:48 am
From: Spence Stehno <pensacola634...>
Subject: [wisb] Chimney Swift WISN-12 TV Story
Channel 12- WISN TV Ben Hutchinson came out to Okauchee to see and report
on the Chimney Swift show! Thanks to Ann Soderman and Mandy Feavel for
sharing on-air. Mandy released 7 rehabbed Swifts that were brought in as
infant chicks. Local people as well as bird watchers were amidst the
30-ish people at the site last night, a beautiful evening!
https://www.wisn.com/article/thousands-of-birds-swarm-waukesha-county-building-during-migration/23110396
Shown Wednesday 10 PM WISN -12 news

Hope you get to see this migrating roosting Swift behavior either at
Okauchee or some other area soon. While they'll be back next year, right
now we have great numbers to see for roosting. Based on length of day,
temperature, food supply, and internal clocks - the Swifts will soon be
migrating on their way to Brazil and Peru, South America.

Keep your eye out for any other gatherings of these Swifts at sunset, and
let us know what you find!
Thanks to everyone!

Spence
Spence Stehno, President
Ben Goss Bird Club
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Date: 9/13/18 6:11 am
From: Jim Edlhuber <jimedlhuber...>
Subject: [wisb] Sail Birding at the Milwaukee Community Sailing Center MKE Co. 9/12/18, some images...
Hi all,
A first for everything I guess! Sail Birding, birding and bird watching
from a sail boat! It took place today at the Milwaukee Community Sailing
Center from a moving sail boat. The purpose of this sail birding trip today
was to document bird species on a portion of the breakwaters (breakwall to
some). This portion of the breakwall has been changed by the Army Corps of
Engineering by strategically adding smaller rocks to the giant ones along
the breakwall structure. The Army Corps has collaborated with UWM with
hopes to create breakwall habitat for a variety of living creatures
including birds. It was an exciting time with bigger waves then we would
have expected by the forecast. The great Captain Carl Eisenberg got us out
to the breakwall, excellent birders Marilyn B. and Jennifer Rutten were
present for birding ID. I went along for bird ID and taking a couple of
photos for documentation of the birds. We did not get as close to the
breakwall as we had hoped with the 18 mph winds out there but we could
still ID birds well. A fun time for all! It was beautiful sunny day, along
with mild temps.

Images from the sail birding adventure at this link if you care to view
them:


*http://www.windowtowildlife.com/sail-birding-at-the-milwaukee-community-sailing-center-in-milwaukee-wisconsin-on-september-12-2018/
<http://www.windowtowildlife.com/sail-birding-at-the-milwaukee-community-sailing-center-in-milwaukee-wisconsin-on-september-12-2018/>*

Thanks and good birding,

Jim Edlhuber
Town of Genesee Waukesha Co.


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Date: 9/12/18 7:19 pm
From: Peter Fissel <dmarc-noreply...> (Redacted sender peter.fissel for DMARC)
Subject: [wisb] Horicon Marsh today
After meeting my siblings for lunch in Beaver Dam today, I went up to Waupun and took a swing down Hwy 49 to check out Horicon Marsh. As expected, water levels are very high even in the sections that were dry earlier. The south side where all the shorebirds were had Canada Geese swimming in it, and the north side farther east was covered in smartweed. Other than a few common duck species and some Coots, I only saw one Great Egret east of the pump house. No Pelicans, Swans, terns, or much of anything. The Auto Loop was similar, with just a couple of Great Blue Herons and a flock of Ring-billed Gulls for a bit of variety.

One of the cornfields on the north side of 49 closer to Waupun must have been hit by one of the weak tornados or else a powerful downburst, as two thirds of the corn was blown over and much of the rest was leaning. (But the field next to it looked untouched.) One of the orchards had a few trees blown over, too.


Peter Fissel

Madison WI

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Date: 9/12/18 4:19 pm
From: Joe Riederer <wisbird.riederer...>
Subject: [wisb] Hawk ID needed
I could use a little help with a hawk I saw tonight in the Leola Marsh. My
quick check of id books and the web makes me think it is an immature
red-tailed hawk. Any thoughts? Also, It has a protruding chest (first
link). Could this mean it has recently eaten something?
https://drive.google.com/open?id=1brXUsRy3z8X_7qhmhwcjCu4g6uUeiv3v

https://drive.google.com/open?id=1wwXsAEbMxos--Wy1Cf76dUwL48ShOslu

https://drive.google.com/open?id=1bQKnn1T3gCxD-hPt0L9Nz1n5SXpfgz_S
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Town of Grant, Portage County
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Date: 9/12/18 1:06 pm
From: Steve <stevethiessen...>
Subject: [wisb] White-rumped Sandpiper, Dane co.


Biked down to the flooded field, south of Stoughton. I had seen a Baird’s there earlier, but when I returned on my bike (with my scope), I found a White-rumped instead. Greater and Lesser Yellowlegs, Pectoral, 1 Stilt, 10+ Least and many killdeer, were seen. A scope is a must. This just south of the 2 curves, on Hy 138. Steve Thiessen Stoughton Dane co.
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Date: 9/12/18 10:02 am
From: Steve <stevethiessen...>
Subject: [wisb] Smith-Reiner SNA, Dane Co.


Took a walk around part of the Smith-Reiner SNA ,in eastern Dane Co. I was treated to having 60 + Bobolinks moving along with me as I walked. They sure are at the top of the list of beautiful fall birds. Saw 3 smaller sparrows. I thought 1 had the possibility of being an immature LeConte’s, but it never perched ,so Henslow’s couldn’t be ruled out.
Steve Thiessen Stoughton Dane Co.

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Date: 9/12/18 7:14 am
From: Spence Stehno <pensacola634...>
Subject: [wisb] Okauchee Chimney Swift Increase
In Waukesha County, at Okauchee Lake, on Wisconsin Avenue, there is the Old
Norris School. This has been a continuing chimney swift Roost for decades
according to people who used to attend the school. Nightly roosting
behavior has been occurring this fall and last night had a increase in the
amount of birds that I have seen over the past 3 weeks. Whether this was
due to a beautiful clear night or additional Swift migration coming into
the area...it may be both with additional causes like flying insect
availability, and light intensity. Last Saturday, the Swifts started
collecting and entering the chimney before Sunset, but with some overcast
at that time, the light intensity may have encouraged them to enter
earlier. Yesterday on Tuesday, with a virtually clear sky, the Swifts
hardly collected over the site and few entered the chimney until at least
15 minutes after sunset at 7:11 p.m. At that time Swifts started pouring in
from all directions forming a cloud that was larger than normal, they were
circling clockwise around the chimney, and then started entering the
chimney in large groups and flow. There were several moments of pause where
I would guess that the birds that had gone in were establishing position
and the others were waiting for that large number to settle down. My
estimate was that there were over 3500 birds entering. The surprise was
that other than a few hundred Swifts generally flying around the area
before sunset, the majority of the Swift arrived later and then got into
the swirling pattern, seemingly entering later than normal in large
numbers. It will be interesting to see in the coming days what subsequent
observations will observe regarding numbers of the Swifts and when numbers
will be decreasing as they migrate south, and how this might be affected by
the light intensity and the insect availability, which is also linked to
the temperature.
In any regard if you are not already at a swift roost that has a
significant numbers, it would still be fun for you too see these birds at
Okauchee, before the show ends. New visitors either single, or couples, or
families... Young and old, local and from some distances have been visiting
these evenings thanks to your sharing. Please keep it up. Thank you.
Old Norris School
N50 W35057 Wisconsin Avenue
Okauchee, WI ... Waukesha County
Spence
Spencer Stehno, President
Ben Goss Bird Club, Waukesha
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Date: 9/11/18 7:01 pm
From: Ryan Brady <ryanbrady10...>
Subject: [wisb] 21 warbler sp + 2 Connecticuts - Bayfield County
A big flight on western Lake Superior last night brought 21 species of warblers to my house in Bayfield County this morning, highlighted by 2 Connecticuts, big numbers of Palms (30+ on my front lawn at once), good numbers of Blackpolls and adult male Amer. Redstarts, and an Orange-crowned (had my first-of-year yesterday). Also of note were 5 Philly Vireos, an Alder and Yellow-bellied Flycatcher amid half a dozen Leasts, and modest numbers of Swainson's Thrushes, Red-breasted Nuthatches, and Cedar Waxwings on the move. Lincoln's Sparrows made a push into the area, while a House Finch overhead was only my 4th ever at my house. Full eBird checklist with pics at https://ebird.org/wi/view/checklist/S48438607

Ryan Brady
Washburn, Bayfield County, WI
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Date: 9/11/18 12:47 pm
From: Tim Hahn <thahnbirder...>
Subject: [wisb] Re: Swifts still in Okauchee?
I visited Sunday evening and there were still about 2000 swirling into the
chimney.
Tim Hahn
Pewaukee, WI
Waukesha Cty
WBBA II Coordinator
Benjamin F. Goss Bird Club

On Tue, Sep 11, 2018, 1:39 PM <aderse...> wrote:

> Are chimney swifts still roosting in the Okauchee school chimney? Would
> like to take some friends there Wed, Sept 12 evening for the spectacle.
> Happy birding,
> Ann Derse
> Brookfield, Waukesha County
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Date: 9/11/18 11:55 am
From: Jim Edlhuber <jimedlhuber...>
Subject: [wisb] RED KNOT ~ North Beach Racine. Racine Co. 9/11/18, some images...
Hi all,
I arrived at North Beach in Racine at sunrise with hopes to see the Red
Knot that was reported yesterday. After 45 minutes of walking the entire
beach from the north to the south, I found this juvenile bird right near
the pier on the south end. After only a moment of watching it through my
bins, the beach cleaning machine flushed the bird far to the north. It
remained there for awhile feeding and going through mussels, etc finding
things to eat. I took a few images of this rare visitor and it was present
when I walked away. Thanks to Rick Fare for finding this 2nd Red Knot as
another one was had just been reported in the same location on September
8th. Thanks for getting the word out to for others to see it. It was a
beautiful morning with full sun, a light breeze, mild temps.

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

*http://www.windowtowildlife.com/red-knot-at-racine-north-beach-in-racine-county-wisconsin-on-september-11-2018/
<http://www.windowtowildlife.com/red-knot-at-racine-north-beach-in-racine-county-wisconsin-on-september-11-2018/>*

Thanks and good birding,

Jim Edlhuber
Town of Genesee Waukesha Co.


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Date: 9/11/18 11:39 am
From: <aderse...>
Subject: [wisb] Swifts still in Okauchee?
Are chimney swifts still roosting in the Okauchee school chimney? Would
like to take some friends there Wed, Sept 12 evening for the spectacle.
Happy birding,
Ann Derse
Brookfield, Waukesha County

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Date: 9/10/18 12:46 pm
From: Hondochica z <hondochica...>
Subject: [wisb] Re: Nesting mourning dove Mke Co
Thanks Ryan - I lived in So. Cal for many years and nesting modos into Oct
were not uncommon - but that's in so. cal which is much warmer than WI. So
I wasn't sure about this area - much farther north than San Diego Co, CA.
Thanks for the info/link
Kelly Goocher
Milw
(CO resident)


On Mon, Sep 10, 2018 at 12:33 PM Ryan Brady <ryanbrady10...> wrote:

> Kelly, Mourning Doves are known for a very protracted breeding period
> often involving multiple broods and extending well into fall. Breeding bird
> atlas data from 2015-16 suggest nest and fledgling dates into early
> October. Click on the link below to see those results for Mourning Dove and
> our other breeding species.
>
> https://wsobirds.org/images/atlas/2015and2016CHRONnojitter.pdf
>
> Ryan Brady
> Washburn, WI
>
>
>
>
> From: <wisbirdn-bounce...> <wisbirdn-bounce...> on
> behalf of Hondochica z <hondochica...>
> Sent: Thursday, September 6, 2018 9:24 AM
> To: wisbirdnet wisbirdnet
> Subject: [wisb] Nesting mourning dove Mke Co
>
>
> I've been watching a modo on a late nest. Finally saw 1 chick this a.m.
> maybe 4 days old. This is her second nest at the same spot this year. Is
> this an uncommon late date for modo in WI? Just curious
> Kelly Goocher
> Milwaukee
> (Colorado resident)
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Date: 9/10/18 11:49 am
From: Alyssa DeRubeis <tiger150...>
Subject: [wisb] possible ANHINGA (Dane Co.)
Naturally with a bird like this there will be naysayers. Please note that I am ONLY saying that it is POSSIBLE--no photos were taken, but I know the observer, Dan Phillips. He has experience with Anhingas and Double-crested Cormorants and his description sounded convincing to me. So here is the report on his behalf: This morning he noticed two long-necked (i.e. not raptor-y) and stubby-legged birds soaring south and high over Pheasant Branch Conservancy in Middleton.I understand that occasionally cormorants can soar (I have recently learned this but never actually witnessed it myself). The tail was long and square-shaped, favorable towards Anhinga. When a Bald Eagle flew by the pair, they were about half the size of the eagle. This would eliminate any herons or cranes. So keep your eyes out! Maybe they'll hang out in a wetland nearby. Considering the recent tropical storms, it wouldn't be out of the question for Gulf Coast birds to get blown inland.

Thanks and good birding!


Alyssa DeRubeis

Fayetteville, Arkansas

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Date: 9/10/18 10:34 am
From: Ryan Brady <ryanbrady10...>
Subject: [wisb] Re: Nesting mourning dove Mke Co
Kelly, Mourning Doves are known for a very protracted breeding period often involving multiple broods and extending well into fall. Breeding bird atlas data from 2015-16 suggest nest and fledgling dates into early October. Click on the link below to see those results for Mourning Dove and our other breeding species.

https://wsobirds.org/images/atlas/2015and2016CHRONnojitter.pdf

Ryan Brady
Washburn, WI




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Subject: [wisb] Nesting mourning dove Mke Co


I've been watching a modo on a late nest. Finally saw 1 chick this a.m.
maybe 4 days old. This is her second nest at the same spot this year. Is
this an uncommon late date for modo in WI? Just curious
Kelly Goocher
Milwaukee
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Date: 9/10/18 4:59 am
From: Jeff Baughman <jlbirder...>
Subject: [wisb] WSO Field Trip Report (long)
*WSO Field Trip - Fall Warblers at Bay Beach Sanctuary in Green Bay*
On Saturday, September 8, 2018, 25-30 members and friends of WSO turned out
for WSO’s annual “Fall Warbler’ field trip at Bay Beach Sanctuary. With
overcast skies, northeasterly winds and the first cool temperature of the
season, we were hoping for a good day birding was in order. Well, we were
not disappointed.

We spent the first 15-20 minutes viewing birds from the fishing dock near
the first parking lot. Here we had only a few waterfowl species including a
couple of flyby Wood Ducks, Mallards, a Redhead, Blue-winged Teal, and
several Canada Geese. Also present were American White Pelican, a
cormorant, Great Blue Heron, a few Great Egrets, Green Heron, Black-crowned
Night-Heron, a young Bald Eagle, Caspian Tern, and Belted Kingfisher.

From the docks, we walked the road past the Director’s residence to the
bridge. From the bridge, we had nice looks at both the Green Heron and
Black-crowned Night-Heron sitting along the edge of the pond. We then
walked the trail north. Near the beginning of the trail, we were
entertained by a young Gray Catbird that stayed only a few feet away from
the group as it hopped in an out of the Wild Grape along the trail. Then
our first warbler was spotted; two Palm Warblers were flitting in the bare
branches just above our heads. Then a Common Yellowthroat called from the
cattails and then made a quick appearance for us to see. From the wooden
railing, a little farther down the trail, we had our first wave of
passerines. Here we had our first Nashville, Magnolia, Blackpoll, and
Black-throated Green Warblers, as well as our first Philadelphia and
Red-eyed Vireos. Birds were flitting in and out of the vegetation so
quickly that it was difficult to identify each bird let alone get everyone
on any particular bird. But most people had good looks at the Philly vireo
and most of the warblers.

Soon the action quieted down and the birds seemed to disappear. A short
time later we found out why; a Cooper’s Hawk was spotted and it was
actively hunting in the area. We did have a small flock of Cedar Waxwings
fly through but nothing else of note so we continued down the trail to the
entrance road.

We didn’t have much luck along the road but did pick up both nuthatches,
Warbling Vireo and Wild Turkey. Near the intersection of the entrance road
and the next parking area we again had a small wave of birds. New birds
included Tennessee Warbler and a single Wood Thrush that was spotted by
only a few of us. From the parking area, we spotted several Chimney Swifts
and Tree Swallows in flight high above our heads.

After a short restroom break at the Nature Center, we continued our hike
east down the paved trail/road. We added Northern Cardinal, Rose-breasted
Grosbeak, and Yellow-rumped Warbler along the road. As we got to the grassy
area and Willow Trees on the south side of the road, we could see several
birds in the low willows along the grassy trail. So we worked our way down
this trail back to toward the Nature Center. It was at this point the
clouds thinned, the sun came out and had our best activity and birding. We
added Eastern Phoebe, Eastern Wood-Pewee, Blue-gray Gnatcatcher,
Ruby-throated Hummingbird, Indigo Bunting, Northern Parula, Bay-breasted,
Yellow, Chestnut-sided, Canada and Wilson’s Warblers. A few in our group
spotted a very early migrant Orange-crowned Warbler, but our best bird was
a beautiful male Black-throated Blue Warbler that was seen well by everyone.

We were soon back to the Nature Center and needed to head to our cars for
our field trip extension to Cat Island. Our group tallied 80 species which
included 17 species of warblers in about 2 hours of birding the sanctuary

For the Cat Island extension, at group 25 met at the Lineville Road
park-n-ride. Here we met our Cat Island guide; Tom Prestby. After some
carpooling we were off to Cat Island to find a different variety bird -
shorebirds.

Cat Island is a restoration project that involves reconstructing three
islands in the lower bay, providing 272 acres of habitat for a variety of
plants and animals. A 2.5-mile long wave barrier along the remnant Cat
Island shoals will protect and help to restore approximately 1,225 acres of
shallow water and wetland habitat behind the islands leading to the
recovery of much of the important lower bay habitat. Eventually, the three
islands in the chain will be built from beneficially reused fine sands
dredged from the outer harbor navigation channel.

Because this is a restoration project and the fine sand dredging are
unstable in some areas, Cat Island has a very limited access. Fortunately,
for the past 3-4 years, Tom Prestby and Mike Reed have worked with the
project managers to allow WSO access to this great area and be our guides
for this field trip.

After a long hike from the parking area, our group gathered at our first
stop on the Cat Island chain. Here we had a fleeting look at a Whimbrel
that Tom had seen earlier in the morning, but the bird flushed. It flew
directly by us for pretty great looks but not the kind we had hoped for. It
appeared to land some distance east of us, so we hoped to re-find it on our
return trip. Here, we also had Dunlin, Sanderling, Stilt Sandpiper, and
Semipalmated Plover. After some diligent searching, we also got on the
Buff-breasted Sandpiper Tom had earlier as well. It took some time for
everyone to get good looks because it kept moving in and out of the
vegetation. Eventually, we all had great scope looks. A short time later we
also found Semipalmated, Baird’s and Pectoral Sandpipers.

Spotted Sandpipers were a frequent sight on our walk out and back as were
the 10000-15000 Double-crested Cormorants. Quite a spectacle, especially
when 2000+ get up off the water all at once and fly a short distance and
land again. American White Pelicans were common as were Herring Gulls. We
did find a female Bufflehead, a few Ruddy Ducks, Blue & Green-winged Teal,
Gadwall, American Wigeon, and Lesser Scaup as well.

We now started our long trek back to the cars. As we're walking back a
Peregrine Falcon flew right by our group giving us great looks at an
immature bird with a full crop. It must have just fed on one of the
shorebirds we had seen. We also wanted to check the area where the Whimbrel
had appeared to land before we returned to the cars. Initial scanning
yielded nothing, but sharp-eyed Shawn Putz found it wandering through the
vegetation. Even though we got the bird in our scopes it wasn’t easy to see
as it moved in and out of the clumps of vegetation. Then a Northern Harrier
sailed in over the Whimbrel and flushed it. It circled a few times giving
it’s rolling, whistled calls a few times and then landed farther back and
wasn’t easily seen again. What a treat to have it in flight and calling so
very near us. The Cat Island extension yielded 32 species, 3.2 miles of
walking, and 11 species of shorebirds.

Overall, the day’s field trip ended with 92 species, great comradely and
lots of fun. Thanks to all that attended and especially to the Green Bay
group for their helpful suggestions and guidance. I’d like to thank Daryl
Tessen for helping me lead our group, a special thanks to Tom Prestby and
Mike Reed to organizing the Cat Island extension and to Tom Prestby for
leading the group there.

Jeff Baughman

Campbellsport

Fond du Lac County

WSO Field Trip co-chairman

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Date: 9/9/18 5:43 pm
From: Carl W Schwartz <cschwartz3...>
Subject: [wisb] eBird -- 2150–2198 E Capitol Dr, Shorewood US-WI (43.0893,-87.8820) -- Sep 9, 2018
2150–2198 E Capitol Dr, Shorewood US-WI (43.0893,-87.8820)
Sep 9, 2018
7:12 PM
Stationary
26 Minutes
All birds reported? Yes
Comments: Submitted from eBird for iOS, version 1.7.3 Build 33

8 Mourning Dove
400 Chimney Swift -- Estimates ranged from 370 to 425 in large square brick chimney at St. Roberts school; last Birds had entered by 7:30

Number of Taxa: 2


Carl Schwartz
Milwaukee County
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Date: 9/9/18 5:06 pm
From: Jim Edlhuber <jimedlhuber...>
Subject: [wisb] Ruby-throated Hummingbird getting nectar from Bottle Gentian Waukesha. Co 9/9/18, some images...
Hi all,
A couple of Ruby-throated Hummingbirds have been hanging around the yard
all summer and I thought I would take a couple of minutes today to
photograph the action. They made repeated stops for nectar at the Bottle
Gentian so I took some shots there. It felt like a beautiful fall day with
temps around 75, full sun, light winds.

Images of the Ruby-throated Hummingbird at the link below if you care to
view them:

*http://www.windowtowildlife.com/ruby-throated-hummingbird-getting-nectar-from-bottle-gentian-in-waukesha-county-wisconsin-on-september-9-2018/
<http://www.windowtowildlife.com/ruby-throated-hummingbird-getting-nectar-from-bottle-gentian-in-waukesha-county-wisconsin-on-september-9-2018/>*

Thanks and good birding,

Jim Edlhuber
Town of Genesee Waukesha Co.


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Date: 9/9/18 4:07 pm
From: Kris Perlberg <kris...>
Subject: [wisb] Re: R-n Phalarope, Dane co
I couldn’t find the Phalarope but maybe it was hiding behind some grasses. I stopped there shortly after we spoke.

Kris P.
Stoughton

> On Sep 9, 2018, at 11:36 AM, Steve <stevethiessen...> wrote:
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> Biked south of Stoughton to the only spot that has any shorebirds. This south on 138, past both curves and on the east side. One Red-necked Phalarope was swimming around. Other shorebirds were Killdeer, Lesser Yellowlegs, 1 Stilt sandpiper, 2 Pectoral and 3 Least. Lots of teal and mallards. A scope is needed. Steve Thiessen Stoughton, Dane co.
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Date: 9/9/18 9:37 am
From: Steve <stevethiessen...>
Subject: [wisb] R-n Phalarope, Dane co

Biked south of Stoughton to the only spot that has any shorebirds. This south on 138, past both curves and on the east side. One Red-necked Phalarope was swimming around. Other shorebirds were Killdeer, Lesser Yellowlegs, 1 Stilt sandpiper, 2 Pectoral and 3 Least. Lots of teal and mallards. A scope is needed. Steve Thiessen Stoughton, Dane co.

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Date: 9/8/18 8:44 pm
From: Rita Marie Wiskowski <dmarc-noreply...> (Redacted sender dona_rita for DMARC)
Subject: [wisb] Red Knot, North Beach, Racine
Drew Goldberg found a red knot this evening at North Beach in Racine. A few of us went to see it right before sunset and found it on the south end of the beach, along with a handful of sanderlings, and two ruddy turnstones. We left as it was getting kind of dark and the birds flew off. A bit later a peregrine falcon flew overhead, so maybe that's why they all skedaddled. Hopefully it returns for those wishing to look for it tomorrow/Sunday.
Rita Flores Wiskowski
From South Milwaukee, but Birding in Racine County

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Date: 9/8/18 8:41 pm
From: Jeremy Meyer <jmeyer4044...>
Subject: [wisb] Racine - Red Knot - images
Good evening,
I received a text from a friend that a near breeding plumage Red Knot was
at North Beach in Racine. Thank you Drew! I was on my way home from Lake
Park, so I figured I'd run down there. It was on the south end, near the
yacht club. There were also 20+ Sanderling, 2 Ruddy Turnstone, 3
Semipalmated Sandpipers and 1 Least Sandpiper. Before I left, all the birds
flew out to the lake and only a few Sanderling returned. It's possible that
it flew to the north end of the beach where there were more Sanderlings and
hundreds of gulls. By then it was near dark and not worth trying to
relocate it. Hopefully it sticks around another day. There are a few
pictures at the link below, if you are interested.

http://www.jmeyerphotography.net/photo-gallery/photo-gallery-2/red-knot/

Have a great night,
Jeremy Meyer
Franklin, Milwaukee
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Date: 9/8/18 1:36 pm
From: Gmail <bhaunts...>
Subject: [wisb] WSO field trip
The WSO field trip was a big success today with stops at Bay Beach Sanctuary and Cat Island. A big thanks to Jeff B for leading the sanctuary and Tom Prestby for Cat Island. 17 warbler species were found at the sanctuary which included great looks at a male Black-throated Blue and a very early Orange-cr. 11 shorebird species were tallied on the Cat Island walk that included Whimbrel and Buff-breasted Sandpiper. About 92 species were recorded. (Jeff will certainly provide the details. This is just a few of the highlights.)
Daryl Tessen
Appleton,, WI

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Date: 9/8/18 1:01 pm
From: Karen Etter Hale <dmarc-noreply...> (Redacted sender chimneyswift1 for DMARC)
Subject: [wisb] Re: Okauchee swifts
Yes! A few start gathering about 6:45 p.m. The numbers keep building and building and finally some, then more, then lots, enter the chimney. All were in just before 8 p.m.

Karen Etter Hale
Lake Mills, WI

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> On Sep 8, 2018, at 2:28 PM, Gisela ZD <giselazd1...> wrote:
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> Hello, Birders,
> Are swifts still being seen at dusk at the Okauchee school?
>
> If so, what time do they start congregating?
>
> I'll be out that way this evening.
>
> Thanks,
> Gisela Zelenka-Drysdale
> Milwaukee County
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Date: 9/8/18 12:47 pm
From: Carl W Schwartz <cschwartz3...>
Subject: [wisb] Re: Okauchee swifts
Carl Schwartz
Milwaukee County
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> On Sep 8, 2018, at 2:28 PM, Gisela ZD <giselazd1...> wrote:
>
> Hello, Birders,
> Are swifts still being seen at dusk at the Okauchee school?
>
> If so, what time do they start congregating?
>
> I'll be out that way this evening.
>
> Thanks,
> Gisela Zelenka-Drysdale
> Milwaukee County
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Date: 9/8/18 12:28 pm
From: Gisela ZD <giselazd1...>
Subject: [wisb] Okauchee swifts
Hello, Birders,
Are swifts still being seen at dusk at the Okauchee school?

If so, what time do they start congregating?

I'll be out that way this evening.

Thanks,
Gisela Zelenka-Drysdale
Milwaukee County


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Date: 9/8/18 8:18 am
From: Carl W Schwartz <cschwartz3...>
Subject: [wisb] Swift Night Out in Shorewood on Sunday 9/9
Gather at corner of Capitol Dr. and Maryland Ave. from 7 to 7:45 pm on Sunday to hopefully be amazed as hundreds of Chimney Swifts circle down to their migratory roost at St. Roberts Scool

Carl Schwartz
Bird City Wisconsin
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Date: 9/7/18 1:02 pm
From: Seegert, Greg <gseegert...>
Subject: [wisb] BB pipers
All
The B.B. sandpipers that Daryl saw were still at the Anderson Sod farm when I arrived about 2. Unfortunately the gunfire from the nearby shooting range scared them multiple times. As of now (about 3) I don’t see them

Greg Seegert
Beaver Dam

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Date: 9/7/18 9:38 am
From: Gmail <bhaunts...>
Subject: [wisb] Buff-br. Sandpipers
A check of the Anderson sod farm (Winnebago co) yielded 11 shorebird species. All action was at the west end of the sod farm where there is scattered puddles of water amongst the weeds/grass. This after the about 5 inches of rain in this area earlier in the week. A scope is a must!! The closest shorebirds were about half way out with the others in farther out. Fortunately the Buff-breasteds were about half way out. Some of the shorebirds would suddenly fly, with some returning and new ones appearing. The list included 1 Semipalmated Plover, 10 Killdeer, 1 Solitary Sandpiper, 2 Greater and 45 Lesser Yellowlegs, 15 Baird's Sandpipers, 1 Least Sandpiper, 1 White-rumped Sandpiper, 2 Buff-breasted Sandpipers, 10 Pectoral and 5 Semipalmated Sandpipers.
The sod farm is located on Winnegamie Rd that goes west from Hwy 76 (with Cty BB going east to Hwy 41). Outagamie county is on the north side of the road with the sod farm mainly in Winnebago county. Good luck.
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Date: 9/7/18 7:23 am
From: Judy Ettenhofer <judyett...>
Subject: [wisb] Re: Bayfield County landbird migration
A friend saw 3 red-headed woodpeckers on his land this week here in Spring
Green, including a lovely gray juvenile.
Judy Ettenhofer
On Thu, Sep 6, 2018, 7:58 PM Ryan Brady <ryanbrady10...> wrote:

> After a big weekend for warblers, thrushes, flycatchers, and waxwings at
> my house in Bayfield County, this morning featured a changing of the guard
> with fewer warblers, except more Palms & Yellow-rumps; my first migrant
> Winter Wren, Blue-headed Vireo, and Ruby-crowned Kinglet; and an influx of
> Lincoln's and Swamp Sparrows, as well as my first White-crowned Sparrow, my
> earliest ever by 5 days. Other highlights for me over the past week include
> Yellow-throated Vireo and Red-bellied Woodpecker (both locally uncommon),
> first Dark-eyed Junco on Sept 2, and a day later one of my most overdue
> yard birds -- a Red-headed Woodpecker. Red-breasted Nuthatches and Purple
> Finches have been southbound in somewhat good numbers for this time of year
> as well.
>
> Ryan Brady
> Washburn, Bayfield County, WI
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Date: 9/6/18 7:40 pm
From: Dennis Casper <denncasp.wisbirder...>
Subject: [wisb] Urban Ecology Center Bird Walk, September 6, 2018
Urban Ecology Center, Riverside Park
1500 East Park Place, Milwaukee, WI 53211
414-964-8505, www.UrbanEcologyCenter.org
BIRD WALK
Thursdays, 8:00 am—10:00 am year round.
Free and Open to the Public, All Ages Welcome

Thursday, September 6, 2018
63 degrees
Mostly cloudy
18 birders

Total Species: 47

60 Canada Goose
1 Wood Duck
6 Mallard
180 Double-crested Cormorant
1 Osprey
2 Cooper’s Hawk
5 Ring-billed Gull
1 Herring Gull
31 Rock Pigeon
3 Mourning Dove

1 Yellow-billed Cuckoo
36 Chimney Swift
4 Ruby-throated Hummingbird
1 Belted Kingfisher
3 Downy Woodpecker
1 Hairy woodpecker
8 Northern Flicker
2 Eastern Wood-Pewee
3 Least Flycatcher
1 Warbling Vireo

2 Red-eyed Vireo
1 Blue Jay
1 American Crow
2 Black-capped Chickadee
1 White-breasted Nuthatch
2 House Wren
2 Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
6 Swainson’s Thrush
8 American Robin
3 Gray Catbird

19 Cedar Waxwing
3 Northern Waterthrush
1 Tennessee Warbler
7 American Redstart
3 Magnolia Warbler
1 Bay-breasted Warbler
1 Blackburnian Warbler
4 Blackpoll Warbler
4 Palm Warbler
1 Chipping Sparrow

5 Song Sparrow
5 Northern Cardinal
5 Rose-breasted Grosbeak
2 Indigo Bunting
1 Baltimore Oriole
1 House Finch
54 American Goldfinch

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Date: 9/6/18 5:58 pm
From: Ryan Brady <ryanbrady10...>
Subject: [wisb] Bayfield County landbird migration
After a big weekend for warblers, thrushes, flycatchers, and waxwings at my house in Bayfield County, this morning featured a changing of the guard with fewer warblers, exceptmore Palms & Yellow-rumps; my first migrant Winter Wren, Blue-headed Vireo, and Ruby-crowned Kinglet; and an influx of Lincoln's and Swamp Sparrows, as well as my first White-crowned Sparrow, my earliest ever by 5 days. Other highlights for me over the past week include Yellow-throated Vireo and Red-bellied Woodpecker (both locally uncommon), first Dark-eyed Junco on Sept 2, and a day laterone of my most overdue yard birds -- a Red-headed Woodpecker. Red-breasted Nuthatches and Purple Finches have been southbound in somewhat good numbers for this time of year as well.

Ryan Brady
Washburn, Bayfield County, WI
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Date: 9/6/18 10:08 am
From: Patrick Ready <birdsready...>
Subject: [wisb] Warblers! Madison
Birded Frauchi Point with 2 friends this AM. Lots of warblers moving
through. CAPE MAY, BLACKBURNIAN, BLUE-WINGED, TN, NASHVILLE, CHESTNUT
SIDED, MAGNOLIA, B&W, BAY BREASTED, BLACKPOLL, BLACK THROATED BLUE, BLACK
THROATED GREEN, REDSTART, WILSONS, CANADA & GOLD WINGED. Tons of CEDAR
WAXWINGS, a large owl - BARRED? SCARLET TANAGER, E WOOD PEWEE, BALD EAGLE,
OSPREY & 3 woodpeckers, DOWNY, HAIRY, RED BELLIED. Nice to be out in dry,
cooler weather!
Pat Ready
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Date: 9/6/18 9:25 am
From: Hondochica z <hondochica...>
Subject: [wisb] Nesting mourning dove Mke Co
I've been watching a modo on a late nest. Finally saw 1 chick this a.m.
maybe 4 days old. This is her second nest at the same spot this year. Is
this an uncommon late date for modo in WI? Just curious
Kelly Goocher
Milwaukee
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Date: 9/6/18 9:09 am
From: Kay Kavanagh <kkav2299...>
Subject: [wisb] Migration Florence Co
Just had a great walk around our place where I located 38 species. Found 8
species of warblers including multiple numbers of Black-and-white, Pine,
Magnolia,Tennessee, and 1 Bay-breasted which was missed here this spring.
Still multiple Swainson's and Hermit Thrushes foraging in the ripe
cherries.
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Aurora Florence Co


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Date: 9/6/18 9:02 am
From: Owen Hanson <wely09...>
Subject: [wisb] Re: MKE - migration last night
I was up and listening at 4:00am in Stevens Point...non-stop calls
everywhere. I don't know my flight calls well enough to say which
species, but it was very cool.

Owen Hanson
Stevens Point, WI

On 9/6/18, Thomas Erdman <ErdT4...> wrote:
> From telemetry work which also involved a micro-microphone, it was found the
> thrushes become very vocal before dawn communicating with each other as they
> start to descend for the day. One adult female Peregrine we trapped/banded
> which had telemetry on it, was found to start hunting way we before dawn
> apparently taking thrushes as they descended and actually feeding on the
> wing while migrating south through Tennessee. Merlins also exhibit the same
> behavior, sometimes hunting an hour before dawn. Migrants may be easier to
> take then.
> Tom Erdman, Oconto.
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: <wisbirdn-bounce...> <wisbirdn-bounce...> On
> Behalf Of Kris Perlberg
> Sent: Thursday, September 6, 2018 8:39 AM
> To: <jmeyer4044...>
> Cc: Wisconsin Bird Network <wisbirdn...>
> Subject: [wisb] Re: MKE - migration last night
>
> I was up early too. 5 a.m.
>
> It WAS amazing, Jeremy, I agree. Non-stop calls.
>
> I wish I knew my flight calls better but I think many of them were
> Swainson’s Thrushes.
>
> I’d love to have the day off to go birding. Have fun everyone.
>
>
> Kris P
> Stoughton, Dane County
>
> On Sep 6, 2018, at 7:46 AM, Jeremy Meyer <jmeyer4044...> wrote:
>
> Good morning,
> With the cold front and north winds last night, I thought we would get a
> good push of southward bound birds. I also checked eBird, and they were
> predicting a huge movement for birds. Sure enough, at 415 this morning while
> taking the dog out, I could hear thousands flying overhead. It was quite
> amazing to hear so many birds flying overhead. I'm guessing there should be
> lots of new arrivals out there today. Good luck!
>
> Jeremy Meyer
> Franklin, Milwaukee
> www.jmeyerphotography.net
>
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Date: 9/6/18 8:59 am
From: Steve <stevethiessen...>
Subject: [wisb] Lake Kegonsa SP, Dane co.

The warbler migration didn’t disappoint. I just birded the 2 areas , the boat/dog parking areas and the beach road. I had 17 species, with male B-t Blue, Conn., Canada, Pine etc. The Swainsons Thrushes were all over the areas with cherry trees. I didn’t notice any new flycatchers or vireos.
Steve Thiessen Stoughton Dane co.

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Date: 9/6/18 6:55 am
From: Thomas Erdman <ErdT4...>
Subject: [wisb] Re: MKE - migration last night
From telemetry work which also involved a micro-microphone, it was found the thrushes become very vocal before dawn communicating with each other as they start to descend for the day. One adult female Peregrine we trapped/banded which had telemetry on it, was found to start hunting way we before dawn apparently taking thrushes as they descended and actually feeding on the wing while migrating south through Tennessee. Merlins also exhibit the same behavior, sometimes hunting an hour before dawn. Migrants may be easier to take then.
Tom Erdman, Oconto.

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Sent: Thursday, September 6, 2018 8:39 AM
To: <jmeyer4044...>
Cc: Wisconsin Bird Network <wisbirdn...>
Subject: [wisb] Re: MKE - migration last night

I was up early too. 5 a.m.

It WAS amazing, Jeremy, I agree. Non-stop calls.

I wish I knew my flight calls better but I think many of them were Swainson’s Thrushes.

I’d love to have the day off to go birding. Have fun everyone.


Kris P
Stoughton, Dane County

On Sep 6, 2018, at 7:46 AM, Jeremy Meyer <jmeyer4044...> wrote:

Good morning,
With the cold front and north winds last night, I thought we would get a good push of southward bound birds. I also checked eBird, and they were predicting a huge movement for birds. Sure enough, at 415 this morning while taking the dog out, I could hear thousands flying overhead. It was quite amazing to hear so many birds flying overhead. I'm guessing there should be lots of new arrivals out there today. Good luck!

Jeremy Meyer
Franklin, Milwaukee
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Date: 9/6/18 6:39 am
From: Kris Perlberg <kris...>
Subject: [wisb] Re: MKE - migration last night
I was up early too. 5 a.m.

It WAS amazing, Jeremy, I agree. Non-stop calls.

I wish I knew my flight calls better but I think many of them were Swainson’s Thrushes.

I’d love to have the day off to go birding. Have fun everyone.


Kris P
Stoughton, Dane County

On Sep 6, 2018, at 7:46 AM, Jeremy Meyer <jmeyer4044...> wrote:

Good morning,
With the cold front and north winds last night, I thought we would get a
good push of southward bound birds. I also checked eBird, and they were
predicting a huge movement for birds. Sure enough, at 415 this morning
while taking the dog out, I could hear thousands flying overhead. It was
quite amazing to hear so many birds flying overhead. I'm guessing there
should be lots of new arrivals out there today. Good luck!

Jeremy Meyer
Franklin, Milwaukee
www.jmeyerphotography.net


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Date: 9/6/18 5:51 am
From: Jennifer Ambrose <jenthreat...>
Subject: [wisb] Piping Plover Milwaukee
Rita Wiskowski reports the following from Bradford Beach: Piping Plover, a
few Sanderlings, and a Baird's plus a Merlin (!).
Jennifer A
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Date: 9/6/18 5:47 am
From: Jeremy Meyer <jmeyer4044...>
Subject: [wisb] MKE - migration last night
Good morning,
With the cold front and north winds last night, I thought we would get a
good push of southward bound birds. I also checked eBird, and they were
predicting a huge movement for birds. Sure enough, at 415 this morning
while taking the dog out, I could hear thousands flying overhead. It was
quite amazing to hear so many birds flying overhead. I'm guessing there
should be lots of new arrivals out there today. Good luck!

Jeremy Meyer
Franklin, Milwaukee
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Date: 9/6/18 5:39 am
From: Kelly Rueckheim <rueckel27...>
Subject: [wisb] Re: Nighthawks on the move in La Crosse area
As I was driving home heading east on I-90 from exit 5 to exit 15 I had at least 500 nighthawks flying and swooping low over the interstate Tuesday evening around 6:30. They were mostly concentrated just out of Onalaska flying over the La Crosse river. I had another 400 or so over the Ft. McCoy airport and Ft. McCoy Barrens SNA. As I was driving along I had one of the moments where I was contemplating if anyone else driving through the area that evening was enjoying the show as much as I was.....


Kelly Rueckheim - Sparta - Monroe County

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Date: 9/5/18 7:31 pm
From: Peter Fissel <dmarc-noreply...> (Redacted sender peter.fissel for DMARC)
Subject: [wisb] Re: Kite?
Yes - multiple reports from today. I'm not sure it's been mentioned here for a while, but at least two people have seen (and photographed ) TWO Swallow-tailed Kites in that area, so keep your eyes peeled.

Additionally, another ST Kite was spotted (and also photographed) flying past the Cedar Grove banding station north of Port Washington today.


Peter Fissel

Madison WI

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Subject: [wisb] Kite?

Just wondering if the Kite is still being seen south of Wautoma? Have not seen any mention of it for the past several days.

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Date: 9/5/18 7:29 pm
From: Tom Wood <tcwood729...>
Subject: [wisb] Re: Kite?
There have been two eBird reports so far from people who saw it today.
Thomas Wood, Menomonee Falls, Waukesha County

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On Sep 5, 2018, at 9:21 PM, Dan Minkebige <xdwing...> wrote:

> Just wondering if the Kite is still being seen south of Wautoma? Have not seen any mention of it for the past several days.
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Date: 9/5/18 7:22 pm
From: Dan Minkebige <xdwing...>
Subject: [wisb] Kite?
Just wondering if the Kite is still being seen south of Wautoma? Have not seen any mention of it for the past several days.

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Date: 9/5/18 7:17 pm
From: Sandy Petersen <buboarcto2...>
Subject: [wisb] Re: Warbling Vireo
Hi all!
Thanks for help with the warbling Warbling Vireo question.
I was being facetious about it breeding again.
I do believe it is still the local bird - similar places, habits, sound ...
...
Very fun to still hear it.
Today too until it got very wet.
Sandy Petersen, rural Stoughton, Dane county




On Wed, Sep 5, 2018 at 7:06 PM Karen Etter Hale <dmarc-noreply...>
wrote:

> The Warbling Vireo(s) I heard down the street the past couple of days I
> took to be young ones learning their song. They really didn’t sound “quite”
> right. Also, there was quite a gap between these and the “regulars” I heard
> a couple or more weeks ago.
> On the other hand, there is a pewee that’s been singing EVERY DAY for the
> past couple of weeks, always from the same place across the street from me.
> I have heard a couple of others in town, a few to several blocks away - too
> far for “mine” to hear. I am assuming this neighborhood one is most likely
> the same one that’s been around all season, but why it is (still) singing,
> I have no idea.
>
> Karen
> --
> Karen Etter Hale
> Lake Mills, WI
> <chimneyswift1...>
>
> *****
> Making time for birds
>
> > On Sep 5, 2018, at 3:26 PM, Bill Volkert <billvolkert11...>
> wrote:
> >
> > Sandy:
> > As the days get shorter, this is the signal for birds to prepare for
> > migration. This change in the photo-period, or day length, triggers
> > hormonal changes which result in fat accumulation and an increase in
> > activity noted in increased feeding activity, flocking behavior and also
> a
> > pre-migratory restlessness. One other result is that birds often will
> > begin to sing again. This may be simply a result of increased hormone
> > levels as a side effect, or it may also be a way for young birds to
> > practice the songs that they heard their parents perform and will need to
> > know by next spring.
> >
> > This is far too late in the year for a neo-tropical migrant species to
> try
> > to raise another family and expect that they will be matured before the
> > fall departure. Some of the birds you may be hearing in your
> neighborhood
> > may actually not be the same individuals that spent the summer there, but
> > may be birds that have already begun to move in from other areas.
> >
> > Bill Volkert
> > FdL Co
> >
> > On Wed, Sep 5, 2018 at 9:56 AM Sandy Petersen <buboarcto2...>
> wrote:
> >
> >> Hi all!
> >> My local warbling vireo
> >> and a couple others down the street
> >> are still/again singing their hearts out -
> >> even in the light rain.
> >>
> >> Are they nesting again or
> >> singing for the joy of it?
> >>
> >> Sandy Petersen
> >>
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Date: 9/5/18 5:06 pm
From: Karen Etter Hale <dmarc-noreply...> (Redacted sender chimneyswift1 for DMARC)
Subject: [wisb] Re: Warbling Vireo
The Warbling Vireo(s) I heard down the street the past couple of days I took to be young ones learning their song. They really didn’t sound “quite” right. Also, there was quite a gap between these and the “regulars” I heard a couple or more weeks ago.
On the other hand, there is a pewee that’s been singing EVERY DAY for the past couple of weeks, always from the same place across the street from me. I have heard a couple of others in town, a few to several blocks away - too far for “mine” to hear. I am assuming this neighborhood one is most likely the same one that’s been around all season, but why it is (still) singing, I have no idea.

Karen
--
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Lake Mills, WI
<chimneyswift1...>

*****
Making time for birds

> On Sep 5, 2018, at 3:26 PM, Bill Volkert <billvolkert11...> wrote:
>
> Sandy:
> As the days get shorter, this is the signal for birds to prepare for
> migration. This change in the photo-period, or day length, triggers
> hormonal changes which result in fat accumulation and an increase in
> activity noted in increased feeding activity, flocking behavior and also a
> pre-migratory restlessness. One other result is that birds often will
> begin to sing again. This may be simply a result of increased hormone
> levels as a side effect, or it may also be a way for young birds to
> practice the songs that they heard their parents perform and will need to
> know by next spring.
>
> This is far too late in the year for a neo-tropical migrant species to try
> to raise another family and expect that they will be matured before the
> fall departure. Some of the birds you may be hearing in your neighborhood
> may actually not be the same individuals that spent the summer there, but
> may be birds that have already begun to move in from other areas.
>
> Bill Volkert
> FdL Co
>
> On Wed, Sep 5, 2018 at 9:56 AM Sandy Petersen <buboarcto2...> wrote:
>
>> Hi all!
>> My local warbling vireo
>> and a couple others down the street
>> are still/again singing their hearts out -
>> even in the light rain.
>>
>> Are they nesting again or
>> singing for the joy of it?
>>
>> Sandy Petersen
>>
>>
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Date: 9/5/18 1:27 pm
From: Bill Volkert <billvolkert11...>
Subject: [wisb] Re: Warbling Vireo
Sandy:
As the days get shorter, this is the signal for birds to prepare for
migration. This change in the photo-period, or day length, triggers
hormonal changes which result in fat accumulation and an increase in
activity noted in increased feeding activity, flocking behavior and also a
pre-migratory restlessness. One other result is that birds often will
begin to sing again. This may be simply a result of increased hormone
levels as a side effect, or it may also be a way for young birds to
practice the songs that they heard their parents perform and will need to
know by next spring.

This is far too late in the year for a neo-tropical migrant species to try
to raise another family and expect that they will be matured before the
fall departure. Some of the birds you may be hearing in your neighborhood
may actually not be the same individuals that spent the summer there, but
may be birds that have already begun to move in from other areas.

Bill Volkert
FdL Co

On Wed, Sep 5, 2018 at 9:56 AM Sandy Petersen <buboarcto2...> wrote:

> Hi all!
> My local warbling vireo
> and a couple others down the street
> are still/again singing their hearts out -
> even in the light rain.
>
> Are they nesting again or
> singing for the joy of it?
>
> Sandy Petersen
>
>
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Date: 9/5/18 8:48 am
From: Michelle Abel <michelle17abel...>
Subject: [wisb] Interesting chickadee call-MKE County
Hello!
I have had a chickadee hanging around my yard for a few days that has a
much different call/song than any I’ve heard before. It’s more of loud 3
whistle sound very similar sounding to a Tufted titmouse or a Carolina
chickadee. I have been doing some reading on hybrids of Black capped and
Carolina chickadees trying to figure out the sound of this one. It’s been
challenging getting a recording of it since it only vocalizes briefly when
it’s on my feeder. I only have a recording from across the street but you
can still hear it. There are so many very experienced birders here that may
be better at variations of songs. If anyone is interested in taking a
listen and weighing in, I can send the short video clip to you.

Thanks much,
Michelle Abel
Greendale, MKE Counity

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Date: 9/5/18 7:56 am
From: Sandy Petersen <buboarcto2...>
Subject: [wisb] Warbling Vireo
Hi all!
My local warbling vireo
and a couple others down the street
are still/again singing their hearts out -
even in the light rain.

Are they nesting again or
singing for the joy of it?

Sandy Petersen


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Date: 9/5/18 6:32 am
From: Mary Strasser <mrstrass...>
Subject: [wisb] Nighthawks on the move in La Crosse area
Twice in the last few days there have been nighthawks moving over my ridgetop neighborhood in southeast La Crosse. On Saturday, Sept. 1, at 3:30 pm , there was a loose flock of about 40 nighthawks hunting over my yard as they flew north toward a valley below my neighborhood. There were barn swallows and dragonflies hunting over my yard at the same time as the nighthawks.

Last night (Sept. 4), at 7:30 pm, I watched about 10 nighthawks fly eastward over my backyard. They were heading away from a major storm that was moving in a northeast direction over Minnesota and Wisconsin.

Mary Strasser
Town of Greenfield
Southeast La Crosse area in La Crosse County
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Date: 9/4/18 8:21 pm
From: Patrick Ready <birdsready...>
Subject: [wisb] Nighthawks - west Madison
Late this evening there was a nice movement of Common Nighthawks on the
west side of Madison & going south toward Verona. I was riding the bike
trail & saw some at Elver Park and south as I rode down to Badger Prairie
Park north of Verona. Some were very low right over the prairie zig-zagging
right in front of me. From all the bugs I was hitting on my ride I believe
they were doing well feeding there!
Pat Ready
Madison


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Date: 9/4/18 8:03 pm
From: Patrick Ready <birdsready...>
Subject: [wisb] Looking for Buff-breasted SPs in Dane Co (no sightings)
I’m not sure when the last time a Buff-breasted Sandpiper was reported in
Dane Co.? They use to be a sure thing at Morey Field (airport) in Middleton
during fall migration many years ago. Since there have been reports of them
in WI recently I figured I’d check some suitable habitat west of Middleton.
The baseball & soccer fields along Airport Rd look ideal but all I found
were 9 Killdeer. Then I drove to Ashton, Hwy K is all smartweed where the
shorebird habitat usually is. So I drove Church Rd north out of Ashton &
found 2 flooded mud fields. Looks promising but one only had 18 Killdeer &
2 Sandhill Cranes this aft. A mixed flock of blackbirds were bathing like
crazy in the run off trench toward the west side. I’ll keep checking for
Buffies there with my fingers crossed!
Pat Ready
Madison

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Date: 9/4/18 6:03 pm
From: Steven Mahler <mahlersteven...>
Subject: [wisb] Re: nighthawks
Driving south on I 43 on Saturday at approximately 5 PM thousands of nighthawks were migrating south seen around Manitowoc and areas further south

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> On Sep 4, 2018, at 8:00 PM, Sandy Petersen <buboarcto2...> wrote:
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> Please let us know your location at which you are seeing nighthawks.
> Thank you.
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Date: 9/4/18 6:00 pm
From: Sandy Petersen <buboarcto2...>
Subject: [wisb] nighthawks
Please let us know your location at which you are seeing nighthawks.
Thank you.

Sandy Petersen


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Date: 9/4/18 4:52 pm
From: Oliver Burrus <dmarc-noreply...> (Redacted sender whimbrelbirders for DMARC)
Subject: [wisb] Common Nighthawks everywhere!
Look up! I’ve had thousands of nighthawks in the past hour, at one point the density got so high that from horizon to horizon, they filled the sky!

Oliver Burrus
Juneau co.
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Date: 9/4/18 12:34 pm
From: Timothy Lewis <lewistimothy...>
Subject: [wisb] Re: Lion's Den Gorge in Ozaukee County today
I was there late yesterday in the rain and fog. I don't know what qualifies as a fallout, but it sure seemed like one to me. So many warblers and Swainson's thrushes, plus the ususal waxwings, towhees, blue jays, etc. One highlight for me was 2 alder flycatchers - lifer for me - id'd by sound (and visual).
Best regards,

Tim Lewis
401 N Main St Unit A
Thiensville, WI 53092

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Sent: Tuesday, September 4, 2018 2:14 PM
To: <Wisbirdn...>
Subject: [wisb] Lion's Den Gorge in Ozaukee County today

Ordinarily, I don't care to go birding in hot, steamy weather, but there
were a couple of good eBird checklists submitted from here recently, so I
thought I would give it a try.
Normally, Lion's Den is crowded with visitors even during the week, but for
some reason, for the first hour, the sheriff, a maintenance man, and I were
the only people there.
The morning started extraordinarily well when as soon as I got out of my
car, a Connecticut Warbler popped up and perched out in the open and in the
sun for about 10 seconds. This was near the wood chip pile across from the
first small parking lot. It blew me away, because ordinarily this species is
a skulker and is difficult to see well. There were a lot of birds in this
area and I guess it just wanted to see what all the commotion was about. I
was able to see 11 species of warblers altogether which included a female
Black-throated Blue Warbler.
There were probably 30-40 birds that were too quick to hide and that I
wasn't able to identify. Probably many of these were warblers.
I can't decide whether to give bird-of-the day to Swainson's Thrush or Cedar
Waxwing. I stopped counting Swainson's Thrush at 20 but there were many,
many more, seemingly popping up around every bend. There were over 40 Cedar
Waxwings, many of them young of the year.
Flycatchers were numerous with 3 obvious Least Flycatchers, 1 Yellow-bellied
Flycatcher, and 5 other empids that were most likely Willow or Alder
Flycatchers. Eastern Wood-Pewees and Eastern Kingbird were also present.
Another nice surprise was a Yellow-billed Cuckoo near the stairs going down
to the lake.
Those are the highlights, but there were many other birds, and I only had a
few mosquito bites. I suspect they will increase since there are many
puddles around, and visitors should expect a few muddy patches on the
trails.
Thomas Wood, Menomonee Falls, Waukesha County


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Date: 9/4/18 12:23 pm
From: Jim Edlhuber <jimedlhuber...>
Subject: [wisb] Pectoral Sandpipers Veterans Park MKE Co. 9/4/18, some images...
Hi all,
A stop at Veterans Park along the lakefront in Milwaukee provided some nice
views of 2 Pectoral Sandpipers. These birds were in a wet grassy area in
the park. They rested some and fed too. I did not hang around long as
probably have come along way so far in their migration south and needed to
take a break and do some feeding too. I hot humid morning, with full sun,
low winds.

A link below if you care to view the images of the Pectoral Sandpipers from
this morning:

*http://www.windowtowildlife.com/pectoral-sandpipers-at-veterans-park-in-milwaukee-wisconsin-on-september-4-2018/
<http://www.windowtowildlife.com/pectoral-sandpipers-at-veterans-park-in-milwaukee-wisconsin-on-september-4-2018/>*

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Jim Edlhuber
Town of Genesee Waukesha Co.


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Date: 9/4/18 12:17 pm
From: Tom Wood <tcwood729...>
Subject: [wisb] Lion's Den Gorge in Ozaukee County today
Ordinarily, I don't care to go birding in hot, steamy weather, but there
were a couple of good eBird checklists submitted from here recently, so I
thought I would give it a try.
Normally, Lion's Den is crowded with visitors even during the week, but for
some reason, for the first hour, the sheriff, a maintenance man, and I were
the only people there.
The morning started extraordinarily well when as soon as I got out of my
car, a Connecticut Warbler popped up and perched out in the open and in the
sun for about 10 seconds. This was near the wood chip pile across from the
first small parking lot. It blew me away, because ordinarily this species is
a skulker and is difficult to see well. There were a lot of birds in this
area and I guess it just wanted to see what all the commotion was about. I
was able to see 11 species of warblers altogether which included a female
Black-throated Blue Warbler.
There were probably 30-40 birds that were too quick to hide and that I
wasn't able to identify. Probably many of these were warblers.
I can't decide whether to give bird-of-the day to Swainson's Thrush or Cedar
Waxwing. I stopped counting Swainson's Thrush at 20 but there were many,
many more, seemingly popping up around every bend. There were over 40 Cedar
Waxwings, many of them young of the year.
Flycatchers were numerous with 3 obvious Least Flycatchers, 1 Yellow-bellied
Flycatcher, and 5 other empids that were most likely Willow or Alder
Flycatchers. Eastern Wood-Pewees and Eastern Kingbird were also present.
Another nice surprise was a Yellow-billed Cuckoo near the stairs going down
to the lake.
Those are the highlights, but there were many other birds, and I only had a
few mosquito bites. I suspect they will increase since there are many
puddles around, and visitors should expect a few muddy patches on the
trails.
Thomas Wood, Menomonee Falls, Waukesha County


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Date: 9/4/18 11:50 am
From: B.G. Sloan <bgsloan3...>
Subject: [wisb] Re: Buff-breasted Sandpiper, Racine Co,
This post reminded me of the first time I'd ever seen a Buff-breasted
Sandpiper. Milwaukee's Lakeshore State Park. Here's a photo:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/14463444@N07/42667053930/

Bernie Sloan
Former Milwaukeean


On Tue, Sep 4, 2018 at 1:04 PM John Dixon <jmdixon14...> wrote:

> At 11:55am Tuesday, 9-4 there are 5 Buff-breasted Sandpipers on the east
> side of Hwy. S, north of Burmeister Rd. at the Wind Lake Sod Farms. I’m
> parked by a sign addressed Wind Lake Turf, 23630 Burmeister Rd., but again,
> I’m on Hwy. S.
> John Dixon
>
> Brighton Township, Kenosha Co.
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Date: 9/4/18 10:04 am
From: John Dixon <jmdixon14...>
Subject: [wisb] Buff-breasted Sandpiper, Racine Co,
At 11:55am Tuesday, 9-4 there are 5 Buff-breasted Sandpipers on the east
side of Hwy. S, north of Burmeister Rd. at the Wind Lake Sod Farms. I’m
parked by a sign addressed Wind Lake Turf, 23630 Burmeister Rd., but again,
I’m on Hwy. S.
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Brighton Township, Kenosha Co.

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Date: 9/4/18 9:03 am
From: Steve <stevethiessen...>
Subject: [wisb] Re: Lake Kegonsa SP

Forgot to put my location. Stoughton ,Dane co.

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From: Steve
Sent: Tuesday, September 4, 2018 11:01 AM
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Subject: [wisb] Lake Kegonsa SP


Even though we haven’t had good migration weather, in southern Wisconsin, I notice different birds each time I’m out. Today, I birded just the part of the park ,near the lake. The beach road area was okay, but I’ve been walking all the way around the woods along the road. The trail on the top side of the woods has been pretty good. Today I got 9 sp., and yesterday 10, in about 50 minutes. I needed to spend more time and cover more areas.Today, I noticed more Swainson’s Thrushes, and had a B-b Cuckoo. Mosquitos can be really bothersome. Steve Thiessen

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Date: 9/4/18 9:01 am
From: Steve <stevethiessen...>
Subject: [wisb] Lake Kegonsa SP

Even though we haven’t had good migration weather, in southern Wisconsin, I notice different birds each time I’m out. Today, I birded just the part of the park ,near the lake. The beach road area was okay, but I’ve been walking all the way around the woods along the road. The trail on the top side of the woods has been pretty good. Today I got 9 sp., and yesterday 10, in about 50 minutes. I needed to spend more time and cover more areas.Today, I noticed more Swainson’s Thrushes, and had a B-b Cuckoo. Mosquitos can be really bothersome. Steve Thiessen

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Date: 9/2/18 5:14 pm
From: Jessica Hilt <jhilt626...>
Subject: [wisb] Nighthawks over Grant park beach, Milwaukee County
For just about an hour before the squal hit, well over 1000 nighthawks
flew along the bluffs over Grant Park. What a sight!
Hope a few others were able to enjoy!

Happy Birding!

Jessica Hilt
Cudahy WI


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Date: 9/2/18 12:10 pm
From: Jim Edlhuber <jimedlhuber...>
Subject: [wisb] Great Blue Herons ~ "Majestic Scuffle" at Greenfield Park MKE Co. 9/2/18, some images...
Hi all,
While birding Greenfield Park in Milwaukee County this morning the
highlight was a scuffle with two Great Blue Herons. The two Great Blue
Herons came around a corner of an island at the pond and after landing, the
scuffle began and they gave great views of the interaction between them. It
was a slightly overcast morning with a nice breeze, temps were perfect!

Images of the Great Blue Heron scuffle at the link below if you care to
view them:

*http://www.windowtowildlife.com/blue-heron-scuffle-at-greenfield-park-in-milwaukee-county-wisconsin-on-september-2-2018/
<http://www.windowtowildlife.com/blue-heron-scuffle-at-greenfield-park-in-milwaukee-county-wisconsin-on-september-2-2018/>*

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Jim Edlhuber
Town of Genesee Waukesha Co.


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Date: 9/2/18 5:27 am
From: tracy chiconas <dmarc-noreply...> (Redacted sender tchiconas for DMARC)
Subject: [wisb] Re: please help w/Id
hi Emily!

I have not reported the Sanderling; i forgot about that site, i will do that soon, thank you for reminding me! Also, thank you for letting me know you also think odd plumage pigeon & for the conformation on the Coopers & the Merlin. You are the only one to give me feedback about the hawk ID & i appreciate it very much.


have a great day!!

-Tracy Chiconas
Mil Co
<tchiconas...>




On Friday, August 31, 2018 9:38 AM, Emily Weiser <emily.l.weiser...> wrote:



Hi Tracy,
Very cool to see that you found a banded Sanderling! Have you reported it
to the Bird Banding Lab? www.reportband.gov The green flag means it was
banded somewhere in the U.S., and I'm sure the original bander would love
to get the report via the BBL. You'll also get the information back about
where/when it was banded and whether it's been seen since then. If you
don't get information back right away, it may be that it was recently
banded (the band and flag do look very fresh) and the bander has not yet
supplied the data to the BBL. If that's the case, and if you're interested
in hearing where the bird came from, I'd be happy to reach out to some
shorebird networks to get in touch with the bander. Sightings of banded
shorebirds are rare, so banders are always excited to hear about one,
especially with such great photos!

I checked out your photos before reading Tom's replies and I agree with him
on all of them, including leaning toward odd pigeon on the mystery
"shorebird" in flight. I think your IDs are good on the Merlin and Cooper's.

Cheers,

Emily

Emily Weiser
La Crosse, WI
<Emily.L.Weiser...>
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http://birding-by-bike.blogspot.com



On Thu, Aug 30, 2018 at 6:49 PM tracy chiconas <dmarc-noreply...>
wrote:

> Thank you for the warbler identification Tom! ... & thank you for pointing
> out ID points. I have little experience with them, so it can be quite
> challenging for me to ID them.
> The mystery "shorebird" ... ok. the mystery bird i saw over the shore...
> Pigeon is interesting, thank you again. Earlier in the day i saw a dove at
> McKinley Beach that kept flying out over the water, then back to where it
> came from. Because of this, i did compare mystery bird with a dove, it
> didn't fit obviously, but it did have me thinking. I am quite fond of
> pigeons but it didn't occur to me to consider one.
> thank you again!-Tracy ChiconasMil. <Co.tchiconas...>
> On Thursday, August 30, 2018 12:04 PM, Tom Schultz <
> <trschultz...> wrote:
>
>
> I can't be sure about your mystery "shorebird", but to me it looks like
> an
> odd-plumaged pigeon. As you say, there's nothing nearby for a size
> comparison, but shape-wise, that seems to fit.
>
> Tom Schultz
> Green Lake Co.
>
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> From: tracy chiconas (Redacted sender "tchiconas" for DMARC)
> Sent: Thursday, August 30, 2018 11:04 AM
> To: <wisbirdn...>
> Subject: [wisb] please help w/Id
>
> hi, i have 2 birds i would really appreciate a positive Id on from my
> yesterday checklists. One is a warbler & the other is a hawk.
>
> At McKinley Beach yesterday i saw a warbler. While researching it
> yesterday i was delighted to come across this great article by Tom
> Schultz!
> Here is a link to it as it is a great time of year for this helpful
> information! :
>
> https://ebird.org/news/baypoll/
> I thought the bird in question might be a "baypoll", but after reading the
> article, i eliminated Blackpoll & Bay-breasted.
>
> here is the checklist w/pics:
> https://ebird.org/wi/view/checklist/S48169560
>
> Next, at Bradford Beach i saw a bird, i have it currently listed as
> shorebird sp. but i am just unsure. While the head looks familiar, it was:
> 1)flying higher then i have seen any shorebird/peep fly 2)the tail length,
> &
> underside wing shading are confusing me. Tail looks quite long to me &
> underside wings & wing shape look not familiar to me.
> Also what drew my attention to it in the first place: i was watching 2
> Semipalmated plovers & they hunkered down a bit & looked sideways/up, i
> looked at their "looking direction" & saw this bird. At the time i thought
> more Kestrel (have seen in area); not because of its speed or shape; it is
> just what i recall thinking it might be most at the time. It was a Piping
> Plover day & i spent many more hours at the beaches then i should of &
> much
> time researching on the internet, & as a result my memory is a bit
> 'crunched
> together" now.
>
> What appears to be a strong neckband suggests shorebird/peep to me. It
> appeared not "peep small" to me, larger, but i had no size comparison
> available to me.
> Also at BB i saw what i believe to be a Merlin go after a Piping Plover
> over the lake. It left empty taloned this time. I have it listed as Merlin
> on the checklist; if someone would give me an ID on this bird that would
> be
> awesome. The face markings & bill color (which are quite difficult to see
> in
> my pics) have me questioning Merlin. The tail markings, underside, wing
> shape, size, & markings have me Id Merlin, but i think Sharp-shined is
> possible.
>
> Lastly, w/a non-Coopers being present, i am questioning my Cooper's Hawk
> ID. If anyone has an ID either way, i would apperciate it!
> BB checklist:
>
> https://ebird.org/wi/view/checklist/S48170509
>
> thanks so much in advance to any help that is offered!!!!
>
> good birding!
>
> -Tracy Chiconas
> Mil. Co.
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Date: 9/1/18 9:02 pm
From: Gregory Neu <gneubirdphotographer...>
Subject: [wisb] Re: Swallow-tailed Kite still present
I was able to get up to the Princeton area earlier today. The
Swallow-tailed Kite was still present and provided a show for the hour I
was there (4-5 pm).
It was feeding on both the northwest and southeast sides of the Hwy.
73/Duck Creek Rd. intersection. Wonderful views as well.

Greg Neu
Waukesha, Waukesha County

On Fri, Aug 31, 2018 at 9:58 AM Jesse Peterson <peterson.jesse62...>
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> The kite appeared at about 9:10 am and has been feeding mostly northwest of
> the Hwy 73/Duck Creek Rd intersection to this point. Wonderful views...
> Jesse Peterson
> Middleton, WI
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Date: 9/1/18 1:35 pm
From: Spence Stehno <pensacola634...>
Subject: [wisb] PM-AM Chimney Swifts Waukesha
*Tuck Them In:*
In the continuing saga of Chimney Swift chasing around Waukesha County, I
went scouting around Waukesha again around 6:45 pm on Friday evening, and
was seeing little groups of Swifts flying around the downtown area. I
couldn’t find any around the large chimneys of Carrol College, or up by
Moor Downs; I did find a few near the Fox River falls downtown, but nothing
was going into the Social Security Office area Chimney. (In past seasons,
I’d watched them go in there, but this year, not a thing.) Sunset was at
7:28pm.

Finally, circling around the area in my car, as it got closer to sunset,
around 7:30pm, I located a number of Swifts circling around the sky over
the houses west of the Library and Central Middle School. The closer it
gets to sunset, the tighter the circling of the roost seems to occur. At
last I saw Swifts diving into a smaller residential chimney near the
intersection of Maple & Carroll Streets. While the birds were doing
general “circling” of the area, there were only about 66 birds, and they
all were taking their turns going-in, unlike Okauchee Lake stack where
there are hundreds seeming to pour in several at a time, bird after bird.
To the best of my reckoning, there didn’t seem to be “other” Swifts going
elsewhere, but perhaps there are more than this one chimney stack where
they are roosting. The entry time was about 7:35, and by 7:50pm, they were
all tucked in for the night.

In the sky area around the downtown, there were Common Nighthawks flying
around, and what was nice was that they were sounding their “peent” call,
which is the first time this season I was able to hear them.


*Wake Them Up:*

I arrived at Okauchee Lake’s Norris School's Swift chimney at about 5:40am
Saturday. It was cloudy with some light drizzle. While the first bird I
heard was a Killdeer, the first Chimney Swift seen leaving the chimney was
at 6:14a.m. Sunrise was at 6:19. By about 6:20 it appeared that hundreds of
birds had now left the chimney. Some birds (300+) were flying a couple
hundred feet in the air, numerous birds were riding the wind and just
hovering in place, other birds appeared to go some distance from the area
out of sight. After some minutes of the Swifts spreading out, others were
circling still around the chimney in groups of 30-75 Birds. While the
weather was cloudy and drizzling it was not a downpour by any means. It
seemed like the birds were on a tether and they would go so far and then
come back. At 6:26 it started that the birds were now going back “into” the
chimney and during the last half-hour dozens of birds had gone back in, and
none had come back out. Those that appear to have flown farther away appear
to come back to the area and then do some circling of the chimney and
amidst those numerous ones nearby, go back into the chimney, again without
coming back out. At 6:53 there were now only two birds left circling and
others flew away or went into the chimney. Every couple minutes a few birds
came back and either entered the chimney or continued to fly but in tinier
numbers. The weather was ominous but it was dry at the time I left. The
weather radar showed rain or storms approaching so that may be why activity
is like this with most birds staying or returning to the roost. While I saw
a few Swifts coming back and circling the chimney, and a few entering when
I was leaving, all was basically quiet with no birds going in, out, or
circling. Being that this is a “one-time” visit, I can’t glean if this is
normal behavior and waking up routine, or changes with the weather and
length of day..


The great conference on “Addressing Declines in Wisconsin’s Aerial
Insectivores” is this coming week, and for those attending the Okauchee
Chimney Swift site should be a treat, and for those not coming, I hope you
get to Oakuchee to see this wonderful bird activity on your own!

Spence

Spence Stehno

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Date: 9/1/18 8:47 am
From: Steve Mullen <gungagalunga23...>
Subject: [wisb] Anderson Sod Farm, Winnebago Co., today
Hello, we checked Anderson Sod Farm this morning with two scopes from 8
a.m. to 8:30 a.m., and did not find any Buffy's. This area is on the
county line road west of Appleton.
We counted 30 Killdeer on the east edge, that also had one Horned Lark.
The western edge had 20 or so Cranes flying in and out, as well as at least
90 Geese.
Could have been more than 200 Mallards way back that we did not count.
On the way back we saw early season Geese hunters on Shady Lane.
We may have seen a Northern Mockingbird on Hwy 76 a quarter mile north of
GG east of Winneconne, north of Oshkosh. We stopped and caught it fly
across the road and it did not show itself again despite playing
Mockingbird calls from my phone.

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Date: 9/1/18 8:16 am
From: Jennifer Lanzendorf <jenniferlanzendorf...>
Subject: [wisb] ST Kite still present
Sat 9/1 just after 10 am, same location south of Neshkoro 73 & Duck Creek Rd

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Date: 8/31/18 7:18 pm
From: Jeremy Meyer <jmeyer4044...>
Subject: [wisb] Milwaukee shorebirds 8/21-/8/29 - images
Good evening,
There has been a great variety and good numbers of shorebirds, the last
week or so. The algae comes and goes on the different beaches almost daily,
so you need to keep checking them. We have a great Milwaukee group, we
spread out and check most of them frequently, this time of the year. Here
is a list of the birds seen lately, with a link to the photos.

Baird's Sandpiper
Dunlin
Killdeer
Least Sandpiper
Pectoral Sandpiper
Piping Plover
Ruddy Turnstone
Sanderling
Semipalmated Plover
Semipalmated Sandpiper
Spotted Sandpiper

http://www.jmeyerphotography.net/shorebirds-in-milwaukee-august-2018/


Have a great night,
Jeremy Meyer
Franklin, Milwaukee
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Date: 8/31/18 3:32 pm
From: Seegert, Greg <gseegert...>
Subject: [wisb] RFI
All
In re to the recent sighting of a Buff-breasted SP, could someone please post if that one is sighted again or another appears in SE WI. Any recent sightings from Wind L sod farms?

Thanks

Greg Seegert
Beaver Dam

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Date: 8/31/18 3:11 pm
From: William Mueller <wpmueller1947...>
Subject: [wisb] Learn more about aerial insectivores this fall
https://futureofbirds.blogspot.com/2018/08/learn-more-about-aerial-insectivores.html
Conference information and other activities at the link above.

William Mueller
Director, Western Great Lakes Bird and Bat Observatory
WGLBBO online: wglbbo.org
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office 262-285-3374
cell 414-698-9108
blog: futureofbirds.blogspot.com
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Date: 8/31/18 10:09 am
From: Spence Stehno <pensacola634...>
Subject: [wisb] Mukwonago Chimney Swifts
Went cruising around Mukwonago with a friend Thursday evening looking for
any Chimney Swift activity. At about 7:35pm, at the downtown intersection
of Highway 83 and County ES, there is a Masonic Hall, and it has a
beautiful good size Chimney, and about 150 Swifts entered it and all was
quiet by 7:53pm. Easy viewing from parking lot across the street on the
east side. Not the numbers like Okauchee Lake, but still cool to see.
Still seeking Roost locations for city of Waukesha if anyone has
information.

Spence Stehno, Waukesha
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Date: 8/31/18 7:58 am
From: Jesse Peterson <peterson.jesse62...>
Subject: [wisb] Swallow-tailed Kite still present
The kite appeared at about 9:10 am and has been feeding mostly northwest of
the Hwy 73/Duck Creek Rd intersection to this point. Wonderful views...
Jesse Peterson
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Date: 8/31/18 7:39 am
From: Jennifer Ambrose <jenthreat...>
Subject: [wisb] Re: Species to Watch For
Red Knots have been seen in Waukegan and Chicago this week, too.
Jennifer A

Milwaukee


On Fri, Aug 31, 2018, 8:18 AM Mark Korducki <korducki...> wrote:

> Be alert for Roseate Spoonbills. There has been an influx of them into the
> Midwest this summer. Most of reports have been to the south of us but one
> was seen in Hennepin, MN this week. We are overdue for one here. I think
> there is one record from the 1850’s.
>
> Mark Korducki, New Berlin
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Date: 8/31/18 7:38 am
From: Emily Weiser <emily.l.weiser...>
Subject: [wisb] Re: please help w/Id
Hi Tracy,
Very cool to see that you found a banded Sanderling! Have you reported it
to the Bird Banding Lab? www.reportband.gov The green flag means it was
banded somewhere in the U.S., and I'm sure the original bander would love
to get the report via the BBL. You'll also get the information back about
where/when it was banded and whether it's been seen since then. If you
don't get information back right away, it may be that it was recently
banded (the band and flag do look very fresh) and the bander has not yet
supplied the data to the BBL. If that's the case, and if you're interested
in hearing where the bird came from, I'd be happy to reach out to some
shorebird networks to get in touch with the bander. Sightings of banded
shorebirds are rare, so banders are always excited to hear about one,
especially with such great photos!

I checked out your photos before reading Tom's replies and I agree with him
on all of them, including leaning toward odd pigeon on the mystery
"shorebird" in flight. I think your IDs are good on the Merlin and Cooper's.

Cheers,

Emily

Emily Weiser
La Crosse, WI
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On Thu, Aug 30, 2018 at 6:49 PM tracy chiconas <dmarc-noreply...>
wrote:

> Thank you for the warbler identification Tom! ... & thank you for pointing
> out ID points. I have little experience with them, so it can be quite
> challenging for me to ID them.
> The mystery "shorebird" ... ok. the mystery bird i saw over the shore...
> Pigeon is interesting, thank you again. Earlier in the day i saw a dove at
> McKinley Beach that kept flying out over the water, then back to where it
> came from. Because of this, i did compare mystery bird with a dove, it
> didn't fit obviously, but it did have me thinking. I am quite fond of
> pigeons but it didn't occur to me to consider one.
> thank you again!-Tracy ChiconasMil. <Co.tchiconas...>
> On Thursday, August 30, 2018 12:04 PM, Tom Schultz <
> <trschultz...> wrote:
>
>
> I can't be sure about your mystery "shorebird", but to me it looks like
> an
> odd-plumaged pigeon. As you say, there's nothing nearby for a size
> comparison, but shape-wise, that seems to fit.
>
> Tom Schultz
> Green Lake Co.
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: tracy chiconas (Redacted sender "tchiconas" for DMARC)
> Sent: Thursday, August 30, 2018 11:04 AM
> To: <wisbirdn...>
> Subject: [wisb] please help w/Id
>
> hi, i have 2 birds i would really appreciate a positive Id on from my
> yesterday checklists. One is a warbler & the other is a hawk.
>
> At McKinley Beach yesterday i saw a warbler. While researching it
> yesterday i was delighted to come across this great article by Tom
> Schultz!
> Here is a link to it as it is a great time of year for this helpful
> information! :
>
> https://ebird.org/news/baypoll/
> I thought the bird in question might be a "baypoll", but after reading the
> article, i eliminated Blackpoll & Bay-breasted.
>
> here is the checklist w/pics:
> https://ebird.org/wi/view/checklist/S48169560
>
> Next, at Bradford Beach i saw a bird, i have it currently listed as
> shorebird sp. but i am just unsure. While the head looks familiar, it was:
> 1)flying higher then i have seen any shorebird/peep fly 2)the tail length,
> &
> underside wing shading are confusing me. Tail looks quite long to me &
> underside wings & wing shape look not familiar to me.
> Also what drew my attention to it in the first place: i was watching 2
> Semipalmated plovers & they hunkered down a bit & looked sideways/up, i
> looked at their "looking direction" & saw this bird. At the time i thought
> more Kestrel (have seen in area); not because of its speed or shape; it is
> just what i recall thinking it might be most at the time. It was a Piping
> Plover day & i spent many more hours at the beaches then i should of &
> much
> time researching on the internet, & as a result my memory is a bit
> 'crunched
> together" now.
>
> What appears to be a strong neckband suggests shorebird/peep to me. It
> appeared not "peep small" to me, larger, but i had no size comparison
> available to me.
> Also at BB i saw what i believe to be a Merlin go after a Piping Plover
> over the lake. It left empty taloned this time. I have it listed as Merlin
> on the checklist; if someone would give me an ID on this bird that would
> be
> awesome. The face markings & bill color (which are quite difficult to see
> in
> my pics) have me questioning Merlin. The tail markings, underside, wing
> shape, size, & markings have me Id Merlin, but i think Sharp-shined is
> possible.
>
> Lastly, w/a non-Coopers being present, i am questioning my Cooper's Hawk
> ID. If anyone has an ID either way, i would apperciate it!
> BB checklist:
>
> https://ebird.org/wi/view/checklist/S48170509
>
> thanks so much in advance to any help that is offered!!!!
>
> good birding!
>
> -Tracy Chiconas
> Mil. Co.
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Date: 8/31/18 6:18 am
From: Mark Korducki <korducki...>
Subject: [wisb] Species to Watch For
Be alert for Roseate Spoonbills. There has been an influx of them into the Midwest this summer. Most of reports have been to the south of us but one was seen in Hennepin, MN this week. We are overdue for one here. I think there is one record from the 1850’s.

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Date: 8/30/18 6:44 pm
From: Bob Matyas <bobmatyas...>
Subject: [wisb] Swallow-tailed Kite late afternoon -Yes
Hello Everyone,
After 40 to 45 minutes of waiting and driving the nearby area extensively, the Incredibly Cool-looking Swallow-tailed Kite appeared and made a few low to the ground flights just north and west of the intersection of Hy 73 and Duck Creek Road / 22nd Str, just north of the farm buildings there at 4:25 pm. This is located in Marquette County. It was very close to Hy 73 and the occasional semi-truck that travels this route. Caution, There is a Duck Creek Avenue that intersects Hy 73 just north of here but I haven't heard of anyone seeing this bird at this location.
A Big Thanks to whoever first found and reported this Swallow-tailed Kite, and a Big Thanks to Tom Schultz and Peter Fissel for the updates from the area saying it is still hanging around this area. I would have figured it would have been gone with the Cold Front that passed thru, but the reports from this morning got me up to see it.
Good Birding,
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Franklin, WI.
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Date: 8/30/18 4:49 pm
From: tracy chiconas <dmarc-noreply...> (Redacted sender tchiconas for DMARC)
Subject: [wisb] Re: please help w/Id
Thank you for the warbler identification Tom! ... & thank you for pointing out ID points. I have little experience with them, so it can be quite challenging for me to ID them.
The mystery "shorebird" ... ok. the mystery bird i saw over the shore... Pigeon is interesting, thank you again. Earlier in the day i saw a dove at McKinley Beach that kept flying out over the water, then back to where it came from. Because of this, i did compare mystery bird with a dove, it didn't fit obviously, but it did have me thinking. I am quite fond of pigeons but it didn't occur to me to consider one.
thank you again!-Tracy ChiconasMil. <Co.tchiconas...>
On Thursday, August 30, 2018 12:04 PM, Tom Schultz <trschultz...> wrote:


I can't be sure about your mystery "shorebird", but to me it looks like an
odd-plumaged pigeon.  As you say, there's nothing nearby for a size
comparison, but shape-wise, that seems to fit.

Tom Schultz
Green Lake Co.

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From: tracy chiconas (Redacted sender "tchiconas" for DMARC)
Sent: Thursday, August 30, 2018 11:04 AM
To: <wisbirdn...>
Subject: [wisb] please help w/Id

hi, i have 2 birds i would really appreciate a positive Id on from my
yesterday checklists. One is a warbler & the other is a hawk.

  At McKinley Beach yesterday i saw a warbler. While researching it
yesterday i was delighted to come across this great article by Tom Schultz!
Here is a link to it as it is a great time of year for this helpful
information! :

https://ebird.org/news/baypoll/
I thought the bird in question might be a "baypoll", but after reading the
article, i eliminated Blackpoll & Bay-breasted.

here is the checklist w/pics:
https://ebird.org/wi/view/checklist/S48169560

  Next, at Bradford Beach i saw a bird, i have it currently listed as
shorebird sp. but i am just unsure. While the head looks familiar, it was:
1)flying higher then i have seen any shorebird/peep fly 2)the tail length, &
underside wing shading are confusing me. Tail looks quite long to me &
underside wings & wing shape look not familiar to me.
Also what drew my attention to it in the first place: i was watching 2
Semipalmated plovers & they hunkered down a bit & looked sideways/up, i
looked at their "looking direction" & saw this bird. At the time i thought
more Kestrel (have seen in area); not because of its speed or shape; it is
just what i recall thinking it might be most at the time. It was a Piping
Plover day & i spent many more hours at the beaches then i should of & much
time researching on the internet, & as a result my memory is a bit 'crunched
together" now.

What appears to be a strong neckband suggests shorebird/peep to me. It
appeared not "peep small" to me, larger, but i had no size comparison
available to me.
  Also at BB i saw what i believe to be a Merlin go after a Piping Plover
over the lake. It left empty taloned this time. I have it listed as Merlin
on the checklist; if someone would give me an ID on this bird that would be
awesome. The face markings & bill color (which are quite difficult to see in
my pics) have me questioning Merlin. The tail markings, underside, wing
shape, size, & markings have me Id Merlin, but i think Sharp-shined is
possible.

  Lastly, w/a non-Coopers being present, i am questioning my Cooper's Hawk
ID. If anyone has an ID either way, i would apperciate it!
BB checklist:

https://ebird.org/wi/view/checklist/S48170509

thanks so much in advance to any help that is offered!!!!

good birding!

-Tracy Chiconas
Mil. Co.
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Date: 8/30/18 2:51 pm
From: Tom Wood <tcwood729...>
Subject: [wisb] Horicon NWR (Old Marsh Road)/ Dodge County
This morning STH49 through Brownsville was closed at both ends of town, but
there is an easy detour. I don't know if this was just a short term closure
or if it will be closed for longer than today. I am sure it has something to
do with storm damage. It appeared that near tornadic winds went through the
area with trees stripped of all leaves, branches down, and some trees
uprooted. It was a rough few days for a lot of people in this state.
Tomorrow is the last day that Old Marsh Road is open to the public for
hiking and cycling (until December), so since today was a perfect weather
day, I walked from the Point Road entrance to the wooden bridge. A similar
condition exists along this road as exists on STH 49; too much water for
shorebirds. I saw 3 flyover Lesser Yellowlegs, heard a Black-bellied Plover
call once so it was probably a flyover, and also heard a Greater Yellowlegs
calling in flight. A Killdeer and Spotted Sandpiper were the only other
shorebirds.
Birds that were regularly seen in summer were absent during my walk- no
terns, no bitterns, only 1 flushed rail that I didn't see well enough to
identify, and only a single Swamp Sparrow.
Highlights were 3 Trumpeter Swans, 3 flyover Black-crowned Night-Herons, a
few warblers, vociferous Warbling vireo at the wooden bridge (what is he
singing about at the end of August?), 3 Yellow-headed Blackbirds, a Green
Heron, still loads of Pied-billed Grebes and Common Gallinules, and of
course the beautiful soaring pelicans.
In the afternoon, I checked the pond areas north of Beaver Dam and east to
Horicon. The CTH I pond looks promising but had only a couple of shorebirds
with a pair of Trumpeter Swans. Otherwise, most other traditional areas are
covered with soybeans and corn. For me it doesn't seem worth the trip.
Thomas Wood, Menomonee Falls, Waukesha County


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Date: 8/30/18 2:22 pm
From: Dennis Casper <denncasp.wisbirder...>
Subject: [wisb] Urban Ecology Center Bird Walk, August 30, 2018
Urban Ecology Center, Riverside Park
1500 East Park Place, Milwaukee, WI 53211
414-964-8505, www.UrbanEcologyCenter.org
BIRD WALK
Thursdays, 8:00 am—10:00 am year round.
Free and Open to the Public, All Ages Welcome

Thursday, August 30, 2018
60 degrees
Mostly cloudy
15 birders

Total Species: 35

2 Canada Goose
11 Mallard
2 Cooper’s Hawk
12 Ring-billed Gull
4 Herring Gull
15 Rock Pigeon
5 Mourning Dove
2 Chimney Swift
5 Ruby-throated Hummingbird
3 Red-bellied Woodpecker

2 Downy Woodpecker
1 Northern Flicker
1 Yellow-bellied Flycatcher
1 Great Crested Flycatcher
3 Red-eyed Vireo
3 American Crow
6 Black-capped Chickadee
2 White-breasted Nuthatch
3 Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
4 Swainson’s Thrush

6 American Robin
3 Gray Catbird
16 Cedar Waxwing
2 Northern Waterthrush
2 Common Yellowthroat
1 Blackpoll Warbler
2 Chipping Sparrow
9 Song Sparrow
1 Northern Cardinal
1 Rose-breasted Grosbeak

6 Indigo Bunting
3 Common Grackle
1 Baltimore Oriole
20 American Goldfinch
12 House Sparrow

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Date: 8/30/18 12:06 pm
From: Dan Minkebige <xdwing...>
Subject: [wisb] Swallow tail Kite!
Arrived on site, Hwy. 73 and Duck Ck. Rd. around 8:15 this morning and it was not long before the bird made its spectacular appearance!!!!! Flying low over the treetops giving us all a wonderful show. He then headed up and we watched him play around up in the blue sky along with a Red tail, Bald Eagle and a Kestral for quite some time, always staying in sight until he once again dropped down right above us as if he was checking us out as well. What a “wonderful” sighting!!!!! Thank you so much to whoever found this bird and to all of you for keeping us posted. Well worth the effort!

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Date: 8/30/18 10:04 am
From: Tom Schultz <trschultz...>
Subject: [wisb] Re: please help w/Id
I can't be sure about your mystery "shorebird", but to me it looks like an
odd-plumaged pigeon. As you say, there's nothing nearby for a size
comparison, but shape-wise, that seems to fit.

Tom Schultz
Green Lake Co.

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From: tracy chiconas (Redacted sender "tchiconas" for DMARC)
Sent: Thursday, August 30, 2018 11:04 AM
To: <wisbirdn...>
Subject: [wisb] please help w/Id

hi, i have 2 birds i would really appreciate a positive Id on from my
yesterday checklists. One is a warbler & the other is a hawk.

At McKinley Beach yesterday i saw a warbler. While researching it
yesterday i was delighted to come across this great article by Tom Schultz!
Here is a link to it as it is a great time of year for this helpful
information! :

https://ebird.org/news/baypoll/
I thought the bird in question might be a "baypoll", but after reading the
article, i eliminated Blackpoll & Bay-breasted.

here is the checklist w/pics:
https://ebird.org/wi/view/checklist/S48169560

Next, at Bradford Beach i saw a bird, i have it currently listed as
shorebird sp. but i am just unsure. While the head looks familiar, it was:
1)flying higher then i have seen any shorebird/peep fly 2)the tail length, &
underside wing shading are confusing me. Tail looks quite long to me &
underside wings & wing shape look not familiar to me.
Also what drew my attention to it in the first place: i was watching 2
Semipalmated plovers & they hunkered down a bit & looked sideways/up, i
looked at their "looking direction" & saw this bird. At the time i thought
more Kestrel (have seen in area); not because of its speed or shape; it is
just what i recall thinking it might be most at the time. It was a Piping
Plover day & i spent many more hours at the beaches then i should of & much
time researching on the internet, & as a result my memory is a bit 'crunched
together" now.

What appears to be a strong neckband suggests shorebird/peep to me. It
appeared not "peep small" to me, larger, but i had no size comparison
available to me.
Also at BB i saw what i believe to be a Merlin go after a Piping Plover
over the lake. It left empty taloned this time. I have it listed as Merlin
on the checklist; if someone would give me an ID on this bird that would be
awesome. The face markings & bill color (which are quite difficult to see in
my pics) have me questioning Merlin. The tail markings, underside, wing
shape, size, & markings have me Id Merlin, but i think Sharp-shined is
possible.

Lastly, w/a non-Coopers being present, i am questioning my Cooper's Hawk
ID. If anyone has an ID either way, i would apperciate it!
BB checklist:

https://ebird.org/wi/view/checklist/S48170509

thanks so much in advance to any help that is offered!!!!

good birding!

-Tracy Chiconas
Mil. Co.
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Date: 8/30/18 9:56 am
From: Tom Schultz <trschultz...>
Subject: [wisb] Re: please help w/Id
Tracy, I looked at the photos on your eBird checklist, and your unidentified
warbler appears to be a Tennessee. Many can be quite yellowish in the fall,
and many show faint wingbars. The dark eye-stripe is good for this species,
and also the pointed/tapered bill.

Tom Schultz
Green Lake Co.

-----Original Message-----
From: tracy chiconas (Redacted sender "tchiconas" for DMARC)
Sent: Thursday, August 30, 2018 11:04 AM
To: <wisbirdn...>
Subject: [wisb] please help w/Id

hi, i have 2 birds i would really appreciate a positive Id on from my
yesterday checklists. One is a warbler & the other is a hawk.

At McKinley Beach yesterday i saw a warbler. While researching it
yesterday i was delighted to come across this great article by Tom Schultz!
Here is a link to it as it is a great time of year for this helpful
information! :

https://ebird.org/news/baypoll/
I thought the bird in question might be a "baypoll", but after reading the
article, i eliminated Blackpoll & Bay-breasted.

here is the checklist w/pics:
https://ebird.org/wi/view/checklist/S48169560

Next, at Bradford Beach i saw a bird, i have it currently listed as
shorebird sp. but i am just unsure. While the head looks familiar, it was:
1)flying higher then i have seen any shorebird/peep fly 2)the tail length, &
underside wing shading are confusing me. Tail looks quite long to me &
underside wings & wing shape look not familiar to me.
Also what drew my attention to it in the first place: i was watching 2
Semipalmated plovers & they hunkered down a bit & looked sideways/up, i
looked at their "looking direction" & saw this bird. At the time i thought
more Kestrel (have seen in area); not because of its speed or shape; it is
just what i recall thinking it might be most at the time. It was a Piping
Plover day & i spent many more hours at the beaches then i should of & much
time researching on the internet, & as a result my memory is a bit 'crunched
together" now.

What appears to be a strong neckband suggests shorebird/peep to me. It
appeared not "peep small" to me, larger, but i had no size comparison
available to me.
Also at BB i saw what i believe to be a Merlin go after a Piping Plover
over the lake. It left empty taloned this time. I have it listed as Merlin
on the checklist; if someone would give me an ID on this bird that would be
awesome. The face markings & bill color (which are quite difficult to see in
my pics) have me questioning Merlin. The tail markings, underside, wing
shape, size, & markings have me Id Merlin, but i think Sharp-shined is
possible.

Lastly, w/a non-Coopers being present, i am questioning my Cooper's Hawk
ID. If anyone has an ID either way, i would apperciate it!
BB checklist:

https://ebird.org/wi/view/checklist/S48170509

thanks so much in advance to any help that is offered!!!!

good birding!

-Tracy Chiconas
Mil. Co.
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Date: 8/30/18 9:49 am
From: Tom Schultz <trschultz...>
Subject: [wisb] Swallow-tailed Kite still present - Thursday (8/30)
The kite was present at the same location along Hwy. 73 from roughly 8:30 to 10:00 AM. At times it was soaring quite high – probably up to 500 feet or so – which could make it difficult to spot. Other times it was much lower, and easier to find as it flew around – quite gracefully, and with barely a wingbeat.
For a time, it was repeatedly dive-bombed by a kestrel!

Tom Schultz
Green Lake Co.
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Date: 8/30/18 9:04 am
From: tracy chiconas <dmarc-noreply...> (Redacted sender tchiconas for DMARC)
Subject: [wisb] please help w/Id
hi, i have 2 birds i would really appreciate a positive Id on from my yesterday checklists. One is a warbler & the other is a hawk.

At McKinley Beach yesterday i saw a warbler. While researching it yesterday i was delighted to come across this great article by Tom Schultz! Here is a link to it as it is a great time of year for this helpful information! :

https://ebird.org/news/baypoll/
I thought the bird in question might be a "baypoll", but after reading the article, i eliminated Blackpoll & Bay-breasted.

here is the checklist w/pics:
https://ebird.org/wi/view/checklist/S48169560

Next, at Bradford Beach i saw a bird, i have it currently listed as shorebird sp. but i am just unsure. While the head looks familiar, it was: 1)flying higher then i have seen any shorebird/peep fly 2)the tail length, & underside wing shading are confusing me. Tail looks quite long to me & underside wings & wing shape look not familiar to me.
Also what drew my attention to it in the first place: i was watching 2 Semipalmated plovers & they hunkered down a bit & looked sideways/up, i looked at their "looking direction" & saw this bird. At the time i thought more Kestrel (have seen in area); not because of its speed or shape; it is just what i recall thinking it might be most at the time. It was a Piping Plover day & i spent many more hours at the beaches then i should of & much time researching on the internet, & as a result my memory is a bit 'crunched together" now.

What appears to be a strong neckband suggests shorebird/peep to me. It appeared not "peep small" to me, larger, but i had no size comparison available to me.
Also at BB i saw what i believe to be a Merlin go after a Piping Plover over the lake. It left empty taloned this time. I have it listed as Merlin on the checklist; if someone would give me an ID on this bird that would be awesome. The face markings & bill color (which are quite difficult to see in my pics) have me questioning Merlin. The tail markings, underside, wing shape, size, & markings have me Id Merlin, but i think Sharp-shined is possible.

Lastly, w/a non-Coopers being present, i am questioning my Cooper's Hawk ID. If anyone has an ID either way, i would apperciate it!
BB checklist:

https://ebird.org/wi/view/checklist/S48170509

thanks so much in advance to any help that is offered!!!!

good birding!

-Tracy Chiconas
Mil. Co.
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Date: 8/30/18 8:54 am
From: Stuart Malcolm <dmarc-noreply...> (Redacted sender stuart.malcolm26 for DMARC)
Subject: [wisb] Buff-breasted Sandpiper, Winnebago Cty
Hi All,

They have been very scarce this year, but finally a Buff-breasted Sandpiper is at Anderson Sod Farm, west of Neenah in Winnebago Cty. In the wet westernmost field on the south side of Winnegamie Lane near the Island Rd junction. A scope and patience are needed as it can be very elusive behind the tall grass! Three Baird’s Sandpiper also there (9 shorebird species in total).

Good Birding,

Stuart Malcolm
Neenah, Winnebago Cty
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Date: 8/30/18 8:31 am
From: Steve <stevethiessen...>
Subject: [wisb] Re: Kegonsa SP ,Dane co.

This morning , the birding seemed quite slow. I hit a coupe pockets of warblers and ended up with 12 species again. But had 5 species that weren’t on yesterday’s list. An adult male Yellow-rumped was a surprise. Steve Thiessen Stoughton Dane co.

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From: Steve
Sent: Wednesday, August 29, 2018 12:17 PM
To: wisbirdn
Subject: [wisb] Kegonsa SP ,Dane co.


After a slow start this morning, the warbler action got pretty good. Had 12 species and good numbers, although Tennessee’s dominated. The best area was around the beach parking area. Also had an Olive-sided Flycatcher. Steve Thiessen Stoughton Dane co.

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Date: 8/30/18 7:36 am
From: Anne Moretti <amoretti...>
Subject: [wisb] Horicon Marsh Wednesday Afternoon
After viewing the Swallow-tailed Kite yesterday morning, we came back by way
of Horicon, passing through Waupun. Trees and branches were down all along
Main St and crews and homeowners were in the process of cleaning up.


We drove to the Auto Trail and found that it was closed, so we hiked a
portion of the Redhead Trail. A bit later the Auto Trail was back open and
we could see that a large tree had fallen across the road near the river
part of the loop and had been cleaned up. Birds were rather sparse and water
levels high.



Along STH 49 both sides of the hwy had a lot of water and very few birds. No
shorebirds were seen, which was understandable. A pair of Trumpeter swans
and some distant ducks along with a small raft of coots, mallards and
redheads, were just about all we saw on the south side. A few great egrets
were also present. We did spot a young Pied-billed grebe still begging to be
fed from its nearby parent. Ledge Rd had rafts of several dozen pelicans and
we spotted a young Sora out in the open.



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Date: 8/30/18 6:04 am
From: Anne Moretti <amoretti...>
Subject: [wisb] Re: Swallow-tailed Kite 8-29-18 Possibly two!
We also had a couple of local folks stop by to ask what we were seeing. One woman from Ripon actually pulled over and got a good look at the bird as it swooped over the trees near the road. There is plenty of space to park along Hwy 73 with the wide shoulders. We parked on the east side for the best viewing.

Anne Moretti
Dousman
Waukesha Co.

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From: Paul Kinzer [mailto:<ptkinzr...>]
Sent: Thursday, August 30, 2018 7:45 AM
To: <amoretti...>
Cc: <Wisbirdn...>
Subject: Re: [wisb] Swallow-tailed Kite 8-29-18 Possibly two!

I observed just one in the late afternoon in the same area, on and off for a couple hours. It stayed well west of 73, but gave good looks through binos. A beautiful bird!

A couple local residents stopped and chatted for a while, one said he has seen it soaring over his fields On Duck Creek Rd, a ways east of 73. They were both quite interested to hear about it’s normal range, and how unusual it is to see in WI.

Congrats on your life bird, it was for me also. :)

For whomever goes to try seeing it, please stay off private property unless you have permission. One local said there was at least one instance recently, where a landowner was quite upset when he arrived home to find folks taking photos of the perched bird from his land.

Paul Kinzer
Waterford

> On Aug 29, 2018, at 9:15 PM, Anne Moretti <amoretti...> wrote:
>
> Pat and I drove to the Swallow-tailed Kite spot this morning, getting there
> around 11:00 AM. We saw it right away and spent the next hour and a half
> watching it soar over the fields and scattered trees, mostly on the west
> side of the road. It would disappear for a time, but would always show up
> again. It was apparently plucking grasshoppers and possibly dragonflies out
> of the air and eating them on the wing.
>
>
> Meanwhile, I talked to Michael Huebschen, who had been there on 3 different
> days. He showed me a photo he had taken this morning that showed two kites
> in the same frame, one slightly smaller than the other. This was the first
> time he'd seen two together. We were hoping to see the two, but were only
> able to see one, a lifebird for both of us! Since he was on his way north,
> it will be a few days before he'll be able to post his images. So, whoever
> goes to check on the kite, be on the lookout for a possible pair. The
> location was just north of Duck Creek Rd along Hwy 73, a few miles north of
> Princeton.
>
>
>
> View this checklist online at https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S48153865
>
>
>
> Anne Moretti
>
> Dousman
>
> Waukesha Co.
>
>
>
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Date: 8/30/18 5:47 am
From: Paul Kinzer <dmarc-noreply...> (Redacted sender ptkinzr for DMARC)
Subject: [wisb] Re: Swallow-tailed Kite 8-29-18 Possibly two!
I observed just one in the late afternoon in the same area, on and off for a couple hours. It stayed well west of 73, but gave good looks through binos. A beautiful bird!

A couple local residents stopped and chatted for a while, one said he has seen it soaring over his fields On Duck Creek Rd, a ways east of 73. They were both quite interested to hear about it’s normal range, and how unusual it is to see in WI.

Congrats on your life bird, it was for me also. :)

For whomever goes to try seeing it, please stay off private property unless you have permission. One local said there was at least one instance recently, where a landowner was quite upset when he arrived home to find folks taking photos of the perched bird from his land.

Paul Kinzer
Waterford

> On Aug 29, 2018, at 9:15 PM, Anne Moretti <amoretti...> wrote:
>
> Pat and I drove to the Swallow-tailed Kite spot this morning, getting there
> around 11:00 AM. We saw it right away and spent the next hour and a half
> watching it soar over the fields and scattered trees, mostly on the west
> side of the road. It would disappear for a time, but would always show up
> again. It was apparently plucking grasshoppers and possibly dragonflies out
> of the air and eating them on the wing.
>
>
> Meanwhile, I talked to Michael Huebschen, who had been there on 3 different
> days. He showed me a photo he had taken this morning that showed two kites
> in the same frame, one slightly smaller than the other. This was the first
> time he'd seen two together. We were hoping to see the two, but were only
> able to see one, a lifebird for both of us! Since he was on his way north,
> it will be a few days before he'll be able to post his images. So, whoever
> goes to check on the kite, be on the lookout for a possible pair. The
> location was just north of Duck Creek Rd along Hwy 73, a few miles north of
> Princeton.
>
>
>
> View this checklist online at https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S48153865
>
>
>
> Anne Moretti
>
> Dousman
>
> Waukesha Co.
>
>
>
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Date: 8/30/18 5:38 am
From: Steve <stevethiessen...>
Subject: [wisb] Western Kingbird info


I would like any updated info , on the Western Kingbird, that was seen near Baraboo. Seen today, etc.
Steve Thiessen Stoughton Daneco.

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Date: 8/29/18 10:07 pm
From: David Johnson <djohnsoda...>
Subject: [wisb] Re: Piping Plover - Bradford beach milwaukee
2 Piping Plovers we’re still present on Bradford Beach at 4:48 pm.

Nothing else of note—except a bazillion Harley Davidsons...

Best of Birding!

David B Johnson
Milwaukee

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> On Aug 29, 2018, at 12:29 PM, Jennifer Ambrose <jenthreat...> wrote:
>
> birds Mike mentioned, plus a possible Baird's about halfway down. The other
> plover might have been further south down the beach. I did not walk the
> entire length.
> Note that the snack bar parking lot is closed for a motorcycle event that's
> on going through the weekend. You can park for free at the north end of the
> beach along the street though.
>
> Jennifer A
> Milwaukee
>
>> On Wed, Aug 29, 2018, 8:19 AM Mike Wanger <misterwanger...> wrote:
>>
>> there are currently two piping plover mid-beach with some Sanderling and a
>> semipalm plover
>> Mike Wanger,
>> Milwaukee
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Date: 8/29/18 7:17 pm
From: Anne Moretti <amoretti...>
Subject: [wisb] Swallow-tailed Kite 8-29-18 Possibly two!
Pat and I drove to the Swallow-tailed Kite spot this morning, getting there
around 11:00 AM. We saw it right away and spent the next hour and a half
watching it soar over the fields and scattered trees, mostly on the west
side of the road. It would disappear for a time, but would always show up
again. It was apparently plucking grasshoppers and possibly dragonflies out
of the air and eating them on the wing.


Meanwhile, I talked to Michael Huebschen, who had been there on 3 different
days. He showed me a photo he had taken this morning that showed two kites
in the same frame, one slightly smaller than the other. This was the first
time he'd seen two together. We were hoping to see the two, but were only
able to see one, a lifebird for both of us! Since he was on his way north,
it will be a few days before he'll be able to post his images. So, whoever
goes to check on the kite, be on the lookout for a possible pair. The
location was just north of Duck Creek Rd along Hwy 73, a few miles north of
Princeton.



View this checklist online at https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S48153865



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Date: 8/29/18 6:23 pm
From: Jennifer Ambrose <jenthreat...>
Subject: [wisb] Juvenile Dunlin, et al, comparison photo and Lake Park passerine photos
Hello everyone,
I wanted to share a photo of one of the juvenile Dunlin we saw last Tues
next to two other species. I think it's helpful for id. See it here:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/49427613@N03/43448742975/in/dateposted-public/

I also wanted to share some photos from Lake Park yesterday. My favorites
are, as always, the least 'quality--' those of the young Red-bellied
Woodpecker learning how to do its thing. Also included are a juvie
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher and juvie Chipping Sparrows and a bluebird, plus some
warbler photos. https://www.flickr.com/photos/49427613@N03/

Thanks,

--
Jennifer Ambrose
Bayview, Milwaukee County


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Date: 8/29/18 5:25 pm
From: Jeff Rusinow <jrusinow...>
Subject: [wisb] Olive-sided Flycatchers; Golden-winged and Blue-winged Warbler
From the road in my car on Highway D, and then on Sauk Trail Road heading into Harrington Beach State Park, this afternoon saw 3 Olive-sided Flycatchers, hawking food from dead limbs on the edge of fields. While walking through the park, another highlight was family of six House Wrens, all hanging close and all scolding!
At Lion's Den Gorge Preserve in Ozaukee County a couple hours later, lots of vireos and flycatchers; highlight was finally finding a nice warbler flock and getting both a Golden-winged (female) and a Blue-winged Warbler in my binos, briefly, at the same time! As I was heading to car, another warbler flock was around the parking lot, and another Golden-winged (male).

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Grafton


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Date: 8/29/18 2:21 pm
From: Peter Fissel <dmarc-noreply...> (Redacted sender peter.fissel for DMARC)
Subject: [wisb] Swallow-tailed Kite still there Weds.
Looks as though the Marquette Co. S-T Kite made it through yesterday's severe storms in that area. There are a couple of sightings from today on eBird.

I hope everyone who lives up that way is doing okay. This has been among the wildest couple of weeks of weather statewide that I can recall.


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Date: 8/29/18 1:44 pm
From: Jim Edlhuber <jimedlhuber...>
Subject: [wisb] Piping Plovers ~ Bradford Beach MKE Co. 8/29/18, some images...
Hi all,
With rain falling this morning on my way to the Milwaukee lakefront, I was
expecting a quiet day birding. Halfway in I received a text from Mike W
that a couple of Piping Plovers were present at Bradford Beach. When I
arrived at the beach they were still hanging around but for the most part,
rested while I was present. With lots of heavy equipment moving about the
beach area a few feet from the birds with the upcoming fest, not surprising
the Piping Plovers did not hang around long. Beautiful birds we only
usually see once a year if that, it was nice to see them for once without
leg bands. It was a light rainy morning to start, then just clouds, light
winds from the north early, temps were a pleasant 66 degrees.

A couple of images of the Piping Plovers from this morning at this link if
you care to view them:

*http://www.windowtowildlife.com/piping-plovers-at-bradford-beach-in-milwaukee-wisconsin-on-august-29-2018/
<http://www.windowtowildlife.com/piping-plovers-at-bradford-beach-in-milwaukee-wisconsin-on-august-29-2018/>*

Thanks and good birding,

Jim Edlhuber
Town of Genesee Waukesha Co.


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Date: 8/29/18 10:30 am
From: Jennifer Ambrose <jenthreat...>
Subject: [wisb] Re: Piping Plover - Bradford beach milwaukee
birds Mike mentioned, plus a possible Baird's about halfway down. The other
plover might have been further south down the beach. I did not walk the
entire length.
Note that the snack bar parking lot is closed for a motorcycle event that's
on going through the weekend. You can park for free at the north end of the
beach along the street though.

Jennifer A
Milwaukee

On Wed, Aug 29, 2018, 8:19 AM Mike Wanger <misterwanger...> wrote:

> there are currently two piping plover mid-beach with some Sanderling and a
> semipalm plover
> Mike Wanger,
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Date: 8/29/18 10:18 am
From: Steve <stevethiessen...>
Subject: [wisb] Kegonsa SP ,Dane co.

After a slow start this morning, the warbler action got pretty good. Had 12 species and good numbers, although Tennessee’s dominated. The best area was around the beach parking area. Also had an Olive-sided Flycatcher. Steve Thiessen Stoughton Dane co.

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Date: 8/29/18 6:19 am
From: Mike Wanger <misterwanger...>
Subject: [wisb] Piping Plover - Bradford beach milwaukee
there are currently two piping plover mid-beach with some Sanderling and a semipalm plover
Mike Wanger,
Milwaukee

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Date: 8/28/18 3:20 pm
From: Jennifer Ambrose <jenthreat...>
Subject: [wisb] -- Lake Park--general -- Aug 28, 2018
Apparently Gmail cut off part of my message earlier. I had 11 warbler
species by the end of my walk and a very enjoyable jaunt in the park. It
took some work to find the Warblers, but once I did I had pretty good
looks at most of them. Surprisingly, I did not see or hear any house wrens,
catbirds or run into any other birders ;)
Chipping sparrows, red-eyed Vireos, Pee-Wees, and blue-gray gnatcatchers
were active and amusing as well. Full list below.


Lake Park--general
Aug 28, 2018
1:49 PM
Traveling
1.87 miles
132 minutes
All birds reported? Yes
Comments:

1 Chimney Swift
2 Ruby-throated Hummingbird
3 Ring-billed Gull
2 Red-bellied Woodpecker
3 Downy Woodpecker
1 Hairy Woodpecker
3 Eastern Wood-Pewee
1 Least Flycatcher
4 Red-eyed Vireo
12 Black-capped Chickadee
6 White-breasted Nuthatch
6 Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
4 Eastern Bluebird
1 Swainson's Thrush
1 House Finch
12 American Goldfinch
15 Chipping Sparrow
1 Ovenbird
4 Black-and-white Warbler
1 Tennessee Warbler
10 American Redstart
1 Cape May Warbler
2 Magnolia Warbler
3 Chestnut-sided Warbler
1 Blackpoll Warbler
1 Black-throated Blue Warbler -- Female clear view of white wing patch
1 Black-throated Green Warbler
2 Wilson's Warbler
1 Northern Cardinal
1 House Sparrow

Number of Taxa: 30


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Date: 8/28/18 12:04 pm
From: Jennifer Ambrose <jenthreat...>
Subject: [wisb] Lake Park warblers
statue including a female black throated blue and lots of red starts.
Jennifer A
Milwaukee


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Date: 8/28/18 10:17 am
From: Peter Fissel <dmarc-noreply...> (Redacted sender peter.fissel for DMARC)
Subject: [wisb] Swallow-tailed Kite still there today (Tuesday)
I was curious if the ST Kite in Marquette Co. had stuck around through last night's storms, but I see Shawn Miller had it this morning at 9:15.

Good luck to everyone who is experiencing flooding after the last week of heavy weather. Unfortunately, it looks like more is coming today. Ugh.


Peter Fissel

Madison WI

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Date: 8/28/18 10:13 am
From: Tom Wood <tcwood729...>
Subject: [wisb] Re: Chimney Swift Roost >800 birds!!! (link to video) Waukesha Cty
Oops! NOT " ... Ozaukee Elementary School", should be Okauchee Elementary
School.
Thomas Wood, Menomonee Falls, Waukesha County

-----Original Message-----
From: Tom Wood [mailto:<tcwood729...>]
Sent: Tuesday, August 28, 2018 11:58 AM
To: <Wisbirdn...>
Subject: RE: [wisb] Chimney Swift Roost >800 birds!!! (link to video)
Waukesha Cty

I was intrigued by Spence Stehno's great report and Tim Hahn's video of the
Chimney Swift roost at the former Ozaukee Elementary School, so I went to
the location last night to witness this spectacle.
I am not good at estimating numbers in huge flocks of swirling birds, but
there were many, and it was an impressive display. Spence was there, and he
thought the density of the flocks was less than when he counted over 800 on
Saturday, but I thought there must have been at least 400-500 birds that
poured into the chimney. Whether there were 400 or 800, the visit was a
great experience!
Another birder at the location mentioned this has been going on during fall
for many years. Although apparently not being used as a school anymore, I
certainly hope that whatever use is in the future for this property includes
keeping the chimney available to the swifts as this must be a major benefit
to their survival.
Thanks to Spence and Tim for alerting us to this location.
As a bonus, during my drive through Lannon last night, I saw at least 16
Common Nighthawks flying over. I'm sure I would have seen many more if I had
stopped, but I didn't want to arrive too late to see the "swift cyclone."
Thomas Wood, Menomonee Falls, Waukesha County

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From: <wisbirdn-bounce...> [mailto:<wisbirdn-bounce...>]
On Behalf Of Tim Hahn
Sent: Monday, August 27, 2018 9:23 AM
To: Wisconsin Birding Network
Subject: [wisb] Chimney Swift Roost >800 birds!!! (link to video) Waukesha
Cty

Hello All,
There is a Chimney Swift roost in Okauchee Lake (Waukesha Cty) that is
quite impressive, hosting hundreds of swifts in the chimney of an old
school.

The storms took a break at just the right time last night so I was able to
get a video that's viewable at the link below.

I'm sure there are many sites similar to this around the state. If you can
find one anytime soon, I would recommend it. It's quite the spectacle!

https://youtu.be/oHoCyadwT2w

Tim Hahn
Pewaukee, WI
Waukesha Cty
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Date: 8/28/18 10:01 am
From: Tom Wood <tcwood729...>
Subject: [wisb] Re: Chimney Swift Roost >800 birds!!! (link to video) Waukesha Cty
I was intrigued by Spence Stehno's great report and Tim Hahn's video of the
Chimney Swift roost at the former Ozaukee Elementary School, so I went to
the location last night to witness this spectacle.
I am not good at estimating numbers in huge flocks of swirling birds, but
there were many, and it was an impressive display. Spence was there, and he
thought the density of the flocks was less than when he counted over 800 on
Saturday, but I thought there must have been at least 400-500 birds that
poured into the chimney. Whether there were 400 or 800, the visit was a
great experience!
Another birder at the location mentioned this has been going on during fall
for many years. Although apparently not being used as a school anymore, I
certainly hope that whatever use is in the future for this property includes
keeping the chimney available to the swifts as this must be a major benefit
to their survival.
Thanks to Spence and Tim for alerting us to this location.
As a bonus, during my drive through Lannon last night, I saw at least 16
Common Nighthawks flying over. I'm sure I would have seen many more if I had
stopped, but I didn't want to arrive too late to see the "swift cyclone."
Thomas Wood, Menomonee Falls, Waukesha County

-----Original Message-----
From: <wisbirdn-bounce...> [mailto:<wisbirdn-bounce...>]
On Behalf Of Tim Hahn
Sent: Monday, August 27, 2018 9:23 AM
To: Wisconsin Birding Network
Subject: [wisb] Chimney Swift Roost >800 birds!!! (link to video) Waukesha
Cty

Hello All,
There is a Chimney Swift roost in Okauchee Lake (Waukesha Cty) that is
quite impressive, hosting hundreds of swifts in the chimney of an old
school.

The storms took a break at just the right time last night so I was able to
get a video that's viewable at the link below.

I'm sure there are many sites similar to this around the state. If you can
find one anytime soon, I would recommend it. It's quite the spectacle!

https://youtu.be/oHoCyadwT2w

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


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Date: 8/28/18 8:38 am
From: Paul Regnier <doorcountypaul...>
Subject: [wisb] Door County Nighthawks
Last night, at our home in the suburbs of Egg Harbor, we counted 168
nighthawks flying over us between 5:45p and 6:30p. Also, it appeared that
several species of dragonflies, mostly darners, were migrating - too many
of those to count!
Paul

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Date: 8/27/18 12:30 pm
From: Peter Fissel <dmarc-noreply...> (Redacted sender peter.fissel for DMARC)
Subject: [wisb] Swallow-tailed Kite still there today (Monday)
I just checked the eBird alerts, and see several reports from today (8:00 a.m. through 12:30 p.m.) of the Marquette Co. Swallow-tailed Kite.

Peter Fissel

Madison WI

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Date: 8/27/18 7:23 am
From: Tim Hahn <thahnbirder...>
Subject: [wisb] Chimney Swift Roost >800 birds!!! (link to video) Waukesha Cty
Hello All,
There is a Chimney Swift roost in Okauchee Lake (Waukesha Cty) that is
quite impressive, hosting hundreds of swifts in the chimney of an old
school.

The storms took a break at just the right time last night so I was able to
get a video that's viewable at the link below.

I'm sure there are many sites similar to this around the state. If you can
find one anytime soon, I would recommend it. It's quite the spectacle!

https://youtu.be/oHoCyadwT2w

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


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Date: 8/27/18 7:22 am
From: Mark Hodgson <dmarc-noreply...> (Redacted sender mjhodgso for DMARC)
Subject: [wisb] Madison area - Pheasant Branch closed
FYI, one of the casualties of the 8/21 storm that dumped "up to 15
inches" of rain on western Dane County.

From http://www.pheasantbranch.org/:
Update on Storm Damage in the Conservancy
There is NO Public Access to the City's portion of the Conservancy. At
this time it remains closed to the public.
The City's top priority right now is to get contractors in to take
downed trees out of the stream corridor. They want to prevent further
downstream damage or damming of water in case of additional rain events.
The next priority will be to make the Conservancy a safe environment for
volunteers. We will share these opportunities as we learn about them.
The Dane County portion of the Conservancy is still open and fared
fairly well in the storm.

I don't know where the city/county boundaries are, but the ravine-y part
where most people look for warblers is closed.  I haven't been there, so
can't give exact details.

Mark Hodgson
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Date: 8/26/18 2:20 pm
From: Sunil Gopalan <sgopalan...>
Subject: [wisb] Swallow-tailed Kite - Marquette County
This was quite the cooperative bird this AM - but true to what Peter
mentioned, it doesn't seem to take flight till things warm up a little bit
in the morning.
It was a foggy drive from Madison this morning, but as the fog lifted and
the bugs started to fly, the bird made it's appearance over the corn fields
on the west side of 73 about 9 am. It flew very low over us and even
perched for a bit along the road.

Here are some doc images: https://www.smugmug.com/gallery/n-7vjxkw/

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Date: 8/26/18 1:17 pm
From: Spence Stehno <pensacola634...>
Subject: [wisb] Kite Present
Kite still present at exact location as stated Highway 73 and duck Road.
Spence Stehno, Waukesha

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Date: 8/26/18 1:10 pm
From: Seegert, Greg <gseegert...>
Subject: [wisb] SW kite
Saw the kite at 3. Still around

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Date: 8/26/18 11:10 am
From: Joe Luedtke <onaturalist...>
Subject: [wisb] Re: A little warbler help needed
Tim and all,
Thanks for all the help. Tim was trying to get me to work it out (good
job!), but all the emails beat me too it.

Thanks again,

Joe

Joe Luedtke
Wauwatosa, WI
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From: Tim Hahn <thahnbirder...>
Date: Sunday, August 26, 2018 at 12:40 PM
To: Joe Luedtke <onaturalist...>
Subject: Re: [wisb] A little warbler help needed

Hey Joe,

This is one of our most common, yet difficult to ID fall warblers. If you
have a field guide, look for a non-breeding bird that has the faint
eye-stripe and almost no other field marks. Do note the color of the
under-tail coverts.

Tim Hahn
Pewaukee, WI
Waukesha County
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> Hi all,
> I was out in the Milwaukee Country Grounds this morning and saw what I
> thought was a Yellow-throated Vireo, but now I dont think so. The bill is
> much more warbler like and no yellow spectacles. Can someone please take a
> look at this photo and let me know what they think?
>
> https://flic.kr/p/2aoR1T9
>
>
> Thanks,
>
> Joe
>
> Joe Luedtke
> Wauwatosa, WI
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Date: 8/26/18 10:56 am
From: Tom Wood <tcwood729...>
Subject: [wisb] Re: Kite
Yes. Jeremy Meyer posted at about 9:30 that it was there and there have been
eBird reports from several other people. I noticed Jeremy's post does not
show up on the Surfbirds digest so if that is what you are using, you would
have missed it.
Thomas Wood, Menomonee Falls, Waukesha County

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Subject: [wisb] Kite

All

I just returned from 9 days in NJ and PA. Was the ST Kite seen today

Greg Seegert
Beaver Dam
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Date: 8/26/18 10:37 am
From: Joe Luedtke <onaturalist...>
Subject: [wisb] A little warbler help needed
Hi all,
I was out in the Milwaukee Country Grounds this morning and saw what I
thought was a Yellow-throated Vireo, but now I dont think so. The bill is
much more warbler like and no yellow spectacles. Can someone please take a
look at this photo and let me know what they think?

https://flic.kr/p/2aoR1T9


Thanks,

Joe

Joe Luedtke
Wauwatosa, WI
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Date: 8/26/18 10:29 am
From: Seegert, Greg <gseegert...>
Subject: [wisb] Kite
All

I just returned from 9 days in NJ and PA. Was the ST Kite seen today

Greg Seegert
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Date: 8/26/18 10:26 am
From: Karen Etter Hale <dmarc-noreply...> (Redacted sender chimneyswift1 for DMARC)
Subject: [wisb] Re: Chimney Swift videos
The swift videos, including the fine slow-mo one that Pat took, are under Resources, then Videos…
Here’s the direct link: http://www.wiswifts.org/videos-from-swift-night-out-events/ <http://www.wiswifts.org/videos-from-swift-night-out-events/>

I hope you’ll each get out one of these evenings (now through September) to try and witness this for yourself. It’s QUITE the phenomenon and occurs in almost every town, large and small, throughout Wisconsin. The only difference is in the numbers. How to look for roost chimneys is on the homepage of the Swift website.

Good Swifting to you!

Karen
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Lake Mills, WI
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> On Aug 26, 2018, at 1:06 AM, Patrick Ready <birdsready...> wrote:
>
> Spence & Swift fans- there are videos of Swift’s going into chimneys on
> this web site:
> http://www.wiswifts.org/
> You may have to search to find them. One I did in slow-mo last Sept is
> there. That was at Cherokee Middle School in Madison.
> I used my iPhone on my spotting scope.
> The Swift’s then behaved very much like you described Spence. They kept
> going toward the chimney then veering away until that certain moment of
> darkness when “click” something set them off & in they went. I forget what
> the count was that night but it was several thousand.
> Pat Ready
> Madison
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Date: 8/26/18 7:28 am
From: Jeremy Meyer <jmeyer4044...>
Subject: [wisb] Re: Fwd: Re: ALERT: Swallow-tailed Kite in Marquette Co.
Present now, and has been for 20 minutes.
Jeremy Meyer
Franklin, Milwaukee
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On Sat, Aug 25, 2018, 11:25 AM Jeff Baughman <jlbirder...> wrote:

> ---------- Forwarded message ---------
> From: Jeff Baughman <jlbirder...>
> Date: Sat, Aug 25, 2018 at 10:22 AM
> Subject: Re: [wisb] Re: ALERT: Swallow-tailed Kite in Marquette Co.
> To: <trschultz...>
>
> Swallow-tailed Kite is still around. As Tom Schultz mentioned the best
> location is at FN 7837, just north of Duck Creek Road along Hwy 73.
>
> Jeff Baughman
> Campbellsport
> Fond du Lac County
>
> On Fri, Aug 24, 2018 at 11:39 AM Tom Schultz <trschultz...>
> wrote:
>
> > Sorry, I wrote Hwy. 23 in error -- it should read HWY.73!
> >
> > Tom Schultz
> > Green Lake Co.
> >
> >
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Tom Schultz
> > Sent: Friday, August 24, 2018 11:36 AM
> > To: <trschultz...> ; <dmarc-noreply...> ; Wisconsin
> > Birding Network
> > Subject: Re: [wisb] Re: ALERT: Swallow-tailed Kite in Marquette Co.
> >
> > I saw the Swallow-tailed Kite at 9:22 (after about a 50 minute wait), and
> > watched it for about 22 minutes. For me, the bird was primarily flying
> > near
> > the next property north along Hwy. 23 from that intersection -- address
> > N7837 Highway 73
> > <https://maps.google.com/?q=N7837+Highway+73&entry=gmail&source=g>.
> >
> > A friend just called to say that he was currently watching the bird
> (11:28
> > AM).
> >
> > Tom Schultz
> > Green Lake Co.
> >
> >
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Tom Schultz
> > Sent: Friday, August 24, 2018 8:06 AM
> > To: <dmarc-noreply...> ; Wisconsin Birding Network
> > Subject: [wisb] Re: ALERT: Swallow-tailed Kite in Marquette Co.
> >
> > Daryl Tessen just called and informed me that the Swallow-tailed Kite is
> > present at this same site this morning! I'm heading over there in a
> couple
> > of minutes.
> >
> > Tom Schultz
> > Green Lake Co.
> >
> >
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Peter Fissel (Redacted sender "peter.fissel" for DMARC)
> > Sent: Thursday, August 23, 2018 9:14 PM
> > To: Wisconsin Birding Network
> > Subject: [wisb] ALERT: Swallow-tailed Kite in Marquette Co.
> >
> > For those who don't look at the eBird alerts, a Swallow-tailed Kite was
> > seen and photographed a couple miles west of the White River Marsh near
> the
> > intersection of Hwy 73 and Duck Creek Rd., just northwest of Princeton
> (and
> > just over the county line into Marquette County.) It was seen the last
> two
> > days (Aug. 22 & 23,) soaring over corn fields.
> >
> > I'm quite familiar with this area, as I've been doing the Owl Survey
> route
> > that runs right through that intersection for a number of years now.
> Lots
> > of low-lying wet areas, and close to both the White River and Germania
> > Marshes, plus a lot of cropland interspersed with big pine stands.
> >
> >
> > https://ebird.org/wi/view/checklist/S48028308
> >
> >
> > Peter Fissel
> >
> > Madison WI
> >
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Date: 8/25/18 11:07 pm
From: Patrick Ready <birdsready...>
Subject: [wisb] Chimney Swift videos
Spence & Swift fans- there are videos of Swift’s going into chimneys on
this web site:
http://www.wiswifts.org/
You may have to search to find them. One I did in slow-mo last Sept is
there. That was at Cherokee Middle School in Madison.
I used my iPhone on my spotting scope.
The Swift’s then behaved very much like you described Spence. They kept
going toward the chimney then veering away until that certain moment of
darkness when “click” something set them off & in they went. I forget what
the count was that night but it was several thousand.
Pat Ready
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Date: 8/25/18 9:26 pm
From: Spence Stehno <pensacola634...>
Subject: [wisb] Chimney Swift Cyclone - Waukesha Cnty
Chimney Swift Cyclone
Hitchcock? One of the most remarkable events I’ve experienced with birds
occurred at Okauchee this Saturday night, and while not spooky, it was so
strange because it was so different for me. I was scouting for places to
find and watch Chimney Swifts going to roost at night in chimneys. We had
a little success in Hartland at one church, but none so far at the chimneys
in the city of Waukesha. Arriving at 7:35pm, there were dozens of swifts
flying around the old Norris #1 School on Wisconsin Ave., south side of
road, just west of the US Postal Station. It’s being remodeled and I don’t
know what it’s being used for, but it has a large tall chimney, and judging
from what I witnessed, it has a lot of inside surface area!

Upon arriving, swifts were serendipitously flying around the whole general
area, but basically near the school. As the clock ticked on, the numbers
of swifts kept increasing, 100, 200, 300…, but no birds were going into the
chimney. It seemed that they’d feign towards the chimney, and then deke
you out and swerve away. This happened multiple times, but with only a few
birds doing this as the count kept rising.

I gave fellow birder and friend Anne Moretti a call as to what was
happening, and it was just getting more and more amazing. Looking to the
west in the lighter sky, numbers of additional swifts were approaching.
About 10 minutes later with swifts continuing to arrive, the swifts started
a clockwise circling in general, a larger and larger cyclone of birds
chittering away. They were still teasing going into the chimney, and then…
zip, they’d fly off back into the swirl. I postulated with Anne that
perhaps the chimney had a cover on it that they were just remembering once
when it may have not been there, but were being denied access now. Taking
a lap around the whole building, there were no other chimneys, and the
birds continued their whirling pattern, which just seemed to increase more
and more in intensity and numbers. Being beneath this cloud of feathers
and chittering was like being in the eye of the storm… the center of the
circle had no birds in it. I’ve never had so many birds swarming around
and above me.

And then, about 7:50 pm, a few birds started diving into the chimney!!
Wow! Finally! And then, it was like peeling an apple… the outer edge of
the swirl would peel off a channel of birds diving into the chimney… then a
lull, and then repeat at different intervals, some with dozens going in,
others with less. They were spacing out their entry.

(I remember watching house sparrows getting settled in a stand of cedar
trees by Farm & Fleet…. A bunch would fly in, and all this squawking would
go on, and then settle down… and then another group of birds would come
into the trees, and all the ruckus would start again as it seemed that
everyone was jockeying for position, and this would go on until the final
birds were in the roost, and then it was quiet – I could only imagine that
now the swifts were doing a version of this, and finding some piece of wall
to cling to for roosting. Or, maybe like a dog spinning round and around
and then laying down?)

I’m estimating that there were easily 800 swifts, and the whorl was still
cycling, but getting smaller and smaller, until around 8:08 pm, all the
swifts were in the chimney, and it was quiet. It was now dark.

We wondered how and when they’d come back out, and do they do it in some
organized fashion? Maybe one of these mornings, I’ll ease over pre-dawn
and see! The other thing is that we don’t know how long this roosting
process will last? Is it a staging area and then they all leave, or is it
just a stopover with new birds coming and going each night. Mysterious
little birds aren’t they!?

There’s a very large parking lot, and there doesn’t appear to be any
activity other than some remodeling going on, and no one there around
sunset. This is just off of Hwy 16, between Sawyer Road and Brown Street,
in Okauchee Lake area.

This may be something unique for you to experience. I can only suspect
that this is happening in many of the remaining chimneys around Wisconsin,
and the swift southern flyway.

Perhaps someone may be able to get a good video of this?

(Thanks to Marlyn Winter for pointing out this location!)

Spence

Spence Stehno, Ben Goss Bird Club, Waukesha

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Date: 8/25/18 8:04 pm
From: Peter Fissel <dmarc-noreply...> (Redacted sender peter.fissel for DMARC)
Subject: [wisb] Swallow-tailed Kite today (Saturday)
I see no one has posted about the S-T Kite since this morning. Several of us from Madison got to the intersection of Hwy 73 and Duck Creek Rd./22nd St. Rd. (it changes names as it crosses the highway) around 10:30 this morning and found only one car there, although apparently there had been a crew there earlier. The remaining birders said the Swallow-tailed Kite had been seen off and on before we got, although it wasn't currently in sight. Within about five minutes of arriving, Marty Evanson was scanning north along 73 and said "What's that? There it is!" and we all saw the bird weaving in and out of the trees to the north of the farm. The entire time we were there, it never got any higher than tree-top level, and often was much lower (at one point later, it flew fairly low over the highway, which is pretty busy and had a lot of semi-truck traffic hauling corn and beans to the processing plant. We were hoping disaster did not ensue, and it fortunately didn't.)

Eventually, the bird landed in a fairly scraggly pine tree behind a shed on the farm and perched for nearly a half-hour, preening the entire time. Many photos were taken, first through scopes, and later much closer when the very friendly farmer came over and told us we could set up behind the house if we wanted to. He didn't seem at all upset about all the attention. Still, I don't think anyone should just go over there without an invitation.


More birders kept arriving near noon, but the Kite had been moving steadily farther out in the field behind the farm, and working around the trees north of the farm, so it was much harder to spot except for quick glimpses now and then. After a while, we didn't see it for an extended period, so someone took off to see if it was hanging out at the next farm north on 73, and several more recent arrivals followed her lead. Our group decided to go over and cruise through the nearby White River Marsh, but didn't see or hear much for birds at midday, so we headed back to Madison.


Great looks, and a nice'n easy new "state" bird for Pat Ready and me (and a lifer for the others.) We heard later that the early arrivers sometimes had to wait well over an hour to see it, so it may not even start flying around until the larger insects it feeds on become active as the air warms up. No need to get up and get there super-early, apparently.


Peter Fissel

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Date: 8/25/18 9:25 am
From: Jeff Baughman <jlbirder...>
Subject: [wisb] Fwd: Re: ALERT: Swallow-tailed Kite in Marquette Co.
---------- Forwarded message ---------
From: Jeff Baughman <jlbirder...>
Date: Sat, Aug 25, 2018 at 10:22 AM
Subject: Re: [wisb] Re: ALERT: Swallow-tailed Kite in Marquette Co.
To: <trschultz...>

Swallow-tailed Kite is still around. As Tom Schultz mentioned the best
location is at FN 7837, just north of Duck Creek Road along Hwy 73.

Jeff Baughman
Campbellsport
Fond du Lac County

On Fri, Aug 24, 2018 at 11:39 AM Tom Schultz <trschultz...>
wrote:

> Sorry, I wrote Hwy. 23 in error -- it should read HWY.73!
>
> Tom Schultz
> Green Lake Co.
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Tom Schultz
> Sent: Friday, August 24, 2018 11:36 AM
> To: <trschultz...> ; <dmarc-noreply...> ; Wisconsin
> Birding Network
> Subject: Re: [wisb] Re: ALERT: Swallow-tailed Kite in Marquette Co.
>
> I saw the Swallow-tailed Kite at 9:22 (after about a 50 minute wait), and
> watched it for about 22 minutes. For me, the bird was primarily flying
> near
> the next property north along Hwy. 23 from that intersection -- address
> N7837 Highway 73
> <https://maps.google.com/?q=N7837+Highway+73&entry=gmail&source=g>.
>
> A friend just called to say that he was currently watching the bird (11:28
> AM).
>
> Tom Schultz
> Green Lake Co.
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Tom Schultz
> Sent: Friday, August 24, 2018 8:06 AM
> To: <dmarc-noreply...> ; Wisconsin Birding Network
> Subject: [wisb] Re: ALERT: Swallow-tailed Kite in Marquette Co.
>
> Daryl Tessen just called and informed me that the Swallow-tailed Kite is
> present at this same site this morning! I'm heading over there in a couple
> of minutes.
>
> Tom Schultz
> Green Lake Co.
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Peter Fissel (Redacted sender "peter.fissel" for DMARC)
> Sent: Thursday, August 23, 2018 9:14 PM
> To: Wisconsin Birding Network
> Subject: [wisb] ALERT: Swallow-tailed Kite in Marquette Co.
>
> For those who don't look at the eBird alerts, a Swallow-tailed Kite was
> seen and photographed a couple miles west of the White River Marsh near the
> intersection of Hwy 73 and Duck Creek Rd., just northwest of Princeton (and
> just over the county line into Marquette County.) It was seen the last two
> days (Aug. 22 & 23,) soaring over corn fields.
>
> I'm quite familiar with this area, as I've been doing the Owl Survey route
> that runs right through that intersection for a number of years now. Lots
> of low-lying wet areas, and close to both the White River and Germania
> Marshes, plus a lot of cropland interspersed with big pine stands.
>
>
> https://ebird.org/wi/view/checklist/S48028308
>
>
> Peter Fissel
>
> Madison WI
>
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