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7/18/19 7:06 am CHARLES HAGNER <dmarc-noreply...> (Redacted sender c_hagner for DMARC) [wisb] Observatory Director William Mueller Announces Retirement
7/17/19 9:55 am Dan Belter <bwhawk55...> [wisb] Mead SWA shorebirds
7/17/19 9:40 am Gmail <bhaunts...> [wisb] 11 shorebirds
7/16/19 7:49 pm Peter Fissel <pfissel...> [wisb] Fw: Master Naturalist Class - Warner Park Jul 13, 2019
7/15/19 6:52 am Sandy Petersen <buboarcto2...> [wisb] Osprey meeting
7/14/19 1:04 pm Tom Wood <tcwood729...> [wisb] Horicon NWR Glossy Ibises, Yes then No (Dodge County)
7/14/19 7:54 am Anne Moretti <amoretti...> [wisb] Bluebirds & Ants Follow-up
7/13/19 5:47 pm Tom Koch <helpmerhonda1...> [wisb] Re: ID help please.........
7/13/19 3:20 pm Paul Kinzer <dmarc-noreply...> (Redacted sender ptkinzr for DMARC) [wisb] Re: ID help please.........
7/13/19 2:37 pm Tom Koch <helpmerhonda1...> [wisb] ID help please.........
7/13/19 10:47 am Gmail <bhaunts...> [wisb] 7 shorebirds
7/11/19 8:17 pm Dennis Casper <denncasp.wisbirder...> [wisb] Urban Ecology Center Bird Walk, July 11, 2019
7/11/19 8:01 pm Sandy Petersen <buboarcto2...> [wisb] Owls at noon
7/11/19 9:22 am Scott Weberpal <scott.weberpal...> [wisb] No sightings - FYI - Lake draw down in Whitewater (shorebird habitat?)
7/10/19 7:30 pm Jeremy Meyer <jmeyer4044...> [wisb] 2019 spring warbler migration - images
7/10/19 6:58 pm Mark Martin <marksuemartin...> [wisb] Fwd: Re: Horicon - Least Sandpiper
7/10/19 6:53 pm Tom Schultz <trschultz...> [wisb] Re: Horicon - Least Sandpiper
7/10/19 6:44 pm Bill Volkert <billvolkert11...> [wisb] Re: Horicon - Least Sandpiper
7/10/19 3:13 pm <wilmoss...> [wisb] Horicon - Least Sandpiper
7/10/19 8:52 am d pan <birdmandan813...> [wisb] Free bird walk tonight- Milwaukee county
7/10/19 8:32 am PAUL R VAN GINKEL <dmarc-noreply...> (Redacted sender prvangin for DMARC) [wisb] Spring Green Preserve, Sauk Co
7/10/19 8:03 am Dave & Margaret Brasser <2shebbirders...> [wisb] Dickcissels & Fireflies in Sheboygan Cty : )
7/8/19 4:13 pm Tom Prestby <jjprestby...> [wisb] Atlas blitz events near Necedah and Minoqua
7/8/19 2:05 pm Tom Wood <tcwood729...> [wisb] Horicon NWR, Old Marsh Road, Dodge County
7/8/19 7:24 am Bill Volkert <billvolkert11...> [wisb] Wisconsin Public Radio - The Bird Show
7/7/19 4:48 pm Jeffrey Bahls <jbahls...> [wisb] Bird Hike Tuesday AM Mud Lake Dodge County
7/7/19 7:02 am Jennifer Ambrose <jenthreat...> [wisb] Re: Injured Crane in Madison.
7/6/19 2:28 pm Jennifer Ambrose <jenthreat...> [wisb] Injured Crane in Madison.
7/6/19 1:55 pm Dennis Casper <denncasp.wisbirder...> [wisb] Urban Ecology Center Bird Walk, July 4, 2019
7/6/19 10:43 am <eileenworman...> [wisb] Eastern Bluebirds Second Brood, Red-headed Woodpecker, Richfield, Washington County
7/4/19 7:47 pm Jim Edlhuber <jimedlhuber...> [wisb] Common Loons with Chicks Sawyer Co. 6/31/19, some images...
7/4/19 6:04 pm Seegert, Greg <dmarc-noreply...> (Redacted sender gseegert for DMARC) [wisb] Brief Taiwan Rpt
7/2/19 11:35 pm Peter Hinow <peter.hinow...> [wisb] Bulgarian safari
7/2/19 5:23 am Maureen Gross <cygnusbuccinator...> [wisb] Re: Wood Thrush
7/1/19 4:11 pm Alan & Joan Linquist <linquists...> [wisb] Re: Wood Thrush
7/1/19 11:05 am Jeff Virant <rainbow...> [wisb] Trumpeter Cygnet. Deer Park, Polk County
7/1/19 10:36 am Gmail <bhaunts...> [wisb] Shorebirds
7/1/19 9:19 am Bill Volkert <billvolkert11...> [wisb] 2020 Nicaragua Birding Trip
7/1/19 9:13 am Bill Volkert <billvolkert11...> [wisb] Re: Wood Thrush
6/30/19 2:46 pm Alan & Joan Linquist <linquists...> [wisb] Wood Thrush
6/30/19 10:17 am Hyndla Kensdottir <dmarc-noreply...> (Redacted sender hyndla53704 for DMARC) [wisb] Re: Ants in nest box
6/30/19 10:00 am Hyndla Kensdottir <dmarc-noreply...> (Redacted sender hyndla53704 for DMARC) [wisb] Re: Ants in nest box
6/30/19 9:40 am Anne Moretti <amoretti...> [wisb] Re: Ants in nest box
6/30/19 9:09 am Dennis Casper <denncasp.wisbirder...> [wisb] Urban Ecology Center Bird Walk, June 27, 2019
6/30/19 8:22 am Bill Krouse <bkrouse1...> [wisb] Re: Bluebird box with ants question
6/30/19 8:06 am Patrick Ready <birdsready...> [wisb] Ants in nest box
6/29/19 7:27 pm Anne Moretti <amoretti...> [wisb] Bluebird box with ants question
6/29/19 5:19 pm Jim Edlhuber <jimedlhuber...> [wisb] Re: Great Horned Owlets not Barred Owl Owlets Sawyer Co. 6/28/19, some images...
6/29/19 3:48 pm Jim Edlhuber <jimedlhuber...> [wisb] Barred Owl Owlets Sawyer Co. 6/28/19, some images...
6/29/19 2:05 pm Todd Sima <dmarc-noreply...> (Redacted sender todd_outdoors for DMARC) [wisb] Whips
6/29/19 10:41 am Gretchen Newberry <dmarc-noreply...> (Redacted sender gretchen.newberry for DMARC) [wisb] WHIPs
6/29/19 5:12 am tracy chiconas <dmarc-noreply...> (Redacted sender tchiconas for DMARC) [wisb] Re: Fledged Raptor ID
6/28/19 3:30 pm Owen Hanson <wely09...> [wisb] Re: Fledged Raptor ID
6/28/19 2:37 pm Thomas Erdman <ErdT4...> [wisb] Re: Fledged Raptor ID
6/28/19 2:17 pm Peter Fissel <pfissel...> [wisb] A reminder about Wisbirdn rules
6/28/19 1:59 pm Todd Sima <dmarc-noreply...> (Redacted sender todd_outdoors for DMARC) [wisb] Clarification Wanted
6/28/19 1:42 pm Todd Sima <dmarc-noreply...> (Redacted sender todd_outdoors for DMARC) [wisb] Don't Bite My Crotch!
6/28/19 1:08 pm Robert Mead <carolbob7...> [wisb] Fledged Raptor ID
6/28/19 1:01 pm Robert Mead <carolbob7...> [wisb] ID of fledgling raptor
6/27/19 1:03 pm Jim Freiberg <jfreiberg80...> [wisb] Re: Bird ID
6/27/19 10:50 am Jeff Baughman <jlbirder...> [wisb] Re: Bird ID
6/26/19 6:18 pm Travis Moore <dmarc-noreply...> (Redacted sender travismoore98 for DMARC) [wisb] Re: Bird ID
6/26/19 5:42 pm Karen Etter Hale <dmarc-noreply...> (Redacted sender chimneyswift1 for DMARC) [wisb] Re: Bird ID
6/26/19 5:24 pm Gmail <bhaunts...> [wisb] Horicon marsh
6/26/19 4:10 pm Jym Mooney & Carol Lee Hopkins <hopmoon...> [wisb] Re: Bird ID
6/26/19 3:46 pm Jim Freiberg <jfreiberg80...> [wisb] Bird ID
6/26/19 7:48 am Jim Freiberg <jfreiberg80...> [wisb] Bird ID
6/24/19 1:14 pm Diane Packett <diane.packett...> [wisb] Join us to band Common Terns
6/23/19 6:58 pm Seegert, Greg <dmarc-noreply...> (Redacted sender gseegert for DMARC) [wisb] Africa trip (long)
6/22/19 5:27 pm Todd Sima <dmarc-noreply...> (Redacted sender todd_outdoors for DMARC) [wisb] Woodcock Baby and Bath!
6/22/19 8:42 am Judith Huf <judith_huf...> [wisb] Re: LBBG not California Gull Grant Park
6/22/19 8:23 am Jennifer Ambrose <jenthreat...> [wisb] LBBG not California Gull Grant Park
6/22/19 7:54 am Aaron Holschbach <aholschbach...> [wisb] Blue Grosbeak and Yellow-breasted Chat - Spring Green Preserve
6/22/19 7:14 am Jennifer Ambrose <jenthreat...> [wisb] California Gull Grant Park
6/21/19 1:38 pm Tom Wood <tcwood729...> [wisb] Ibis update, Horicon NWR, Dodge County
6/21/19 12:15 pm William Mueller <wpmueller1947...> [wisb] State of Canada’s Birds 2019 report
6/20/19 7:50 pm <WHolton...> [wisb] kenosha county airport Pied-billed Grebe young breeding bird survey
6/20/19 1:00 pm Steve <stevethiessen...> [wisb] Re: Western Kingbird at Mounds View Grassland, Iowa County - 6/16
6/20/19 7:25 am Aaron Balogh <crotalus269...> [wisb] Re: Western Kingbird at Mounds View Grassland, Iowa County - 6/16
6/19/19 7:13 pm Aaron Holschbach <aholschbach...> [wisb] Atlasing at Baxter’s Hollow Today - Sauk Co.
6/19/19 4:29 pm Hyndla Kensdottir <dmarc-noreply...> (Redacted sender hyndla53704 for DMARC) [wisb] Re: The missing link...I hope
6/19/19 3:29 pm Joe Riederer <wisbird.riederer...> [wisb] The missing link...I hope
6/19/19 3:02 pm Tom Schultz <trschultz...> [wisb] Re: Two ID questions and a share.
6/19/19 2:36 pm Joe Riederer <wisbird.riederer...> [wisb] Two ID questions and a share.
6/19/19 10:05 am Jeff Virant <rainbow...> [wisb] Trumpeter Cygnet, Deer Park, Polk County
6/19/19 9:41 am Kyle Lindemer <kyle.lindemer...> [wisb] Re: Western Kingbird at Mounds View Grassland, Iowa County - 6/16
6/19/19 9:11 am Dale Bonk <debunkshy...> [wisb] Re: Western Kingbird at Mounds View Grassland, Iowa County - 6/16
6/19/19 8:56 am Aaron Holschbach <aholschbach...> [wisb] Re: Western Kingbird at Mounds View Grassland, Iowa County - 6/16
6/19/19 8:39 am Aaron Balogh <crotalus269...> [wisb] Western Kingbird at Mounds View Grassland, Iowa County - 6/16
6/19/19 5:35 am Mary Strasser <mrstrass...> [wisb] Re: Seed eating robin
6/18/19 7:13 pm Sandy Petersen <buboarcto2...> [wisb] Re: Seed eating robin
6/18/19 7:02 pm KAREN JOHNSON <kmjbirders...> [wisb] Robins!
6/18/19 4:14 pm Jennifer Ambrose <jenthreat...> [wisb] Re: Seed eating robin
6/18/19 4:11 pm KAREN JOHNSON <kmjbirders...> [wisb] Seed eating robin
 
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Date: 7/18/19 7:06 am
From: CHARLES HAGNER <dmarc-noreply...> (Redacted sender c_hagner for DMARC)
Subject: [wisb] Observatory Director William Mueller Announces Retirement
Hi all--
After nearly a decade of devoted service as director of the Western Great Lakes Bird and Bat Observatory, Bill Mueller is retiring. He's let us know that he plans to retire on Oct. 15, 2019.

Bill's retirement leaves all of us at the Observatory with some mighty big shoes to fill; there's no doubt about it. He was present at every moment of the Observatory's young life and the author of many of its proudest accomplishments, and he's a dear friend.

Since we're pretty sure no one could *replace* Bill, we have begun searching for a Science Director to lead and conduct the Observatory's research and monitoring and help plan the Observatory’s future scientific work. We've posted a description of the new position here:

Science Director
https://wglbbo.sharepoint.com/Shared%20Documents/Science%20Director_FINAL_LTRHD.pdf?cid08cef3-61ae-43f0-87c0-40ca6fcabd8a

If you know someone who might be interested in applying, would you please forward this email or ask her or him to contact the Observatory at <info...>? We'd be happy to answer questions.

You can read a story about Bill's retirement on the Observatory's website:

Observatory Director William Mueller Announces Retirement Date
https://wglbbo.org/news/observatory-director-william-mueller-announces-retirement-date

Thanks for your help!

—Chuck


Chuck Hagner
Board Chair, Western Great Lakes Bird and Bat Observatory, Inc <https://wglbbo.org/>.
Port Washington, Wisconsin
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Date: 7/17/19 9:55 am
From: Dan Belter <bwhawk55...>
Subject: [wisb] Mead SWA shorebirds
South Rice Lake, located at the George W. Mead State Wildlife Area in
Marathon County, is currently being drawn down and shorebirds are starting
to appear as the fall migration for shorebirds is underway. Yesterday I had
around 25 Lesser Yellowlegs, 2 Wilson's Snipe, 2 Solitary Sandpipers, 1
Least Sandpiper, Killdeer, and 1 Stilt Sandpiper (FOY for me). This morning
I got word that a few dowitchers were also present. Also, a nice number of
American White Pelicans were there (+/- 150), 2 Great Egrets, and a nice
variety of ducks that included many Green-winged Teal, 2 American Wigeon,
and 1 Gadwall.
--
Dan Belter
Marathon County, WI


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Date: 7/17/19 9:40 am
From: Gmail <bhaunts...>
Subject: [wisb] 11 shorebirds
I spent 2 early morning hours along 49 at Horicon Marsh (7:00 - 9:00). It pays to check and recheck and again recheck the north pond as the birds are moving around and numbers and variety diminished during the time I was there. The list includes 1 Semip. Plover, 40 Killdeer, 7 Stilt Sandpipers, 90 Least sandpipers, 10 Pectoral and 2 Semi. Sandpipers, 2 Short-billed Dowitchers, 1 Spotted Sandpiper 15 Greater and 105 Lesser Yellowlegs, and 1 Wilson's Phalarope. Several of these species were no longer present by the time I made my last survey of the area. So patience and persistence are needed, at least right now. 170+ Great Egrets were on the south side and 2 Trumpeter Swan families were also seen, both having 6 cygnets. Good luck, especially with the hot, humid weather of these next several days.
Daryl Tessen
Appleton,, WI

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Date: 7/16/19 7:49 pm
From: Peter Fissel <pfissel...>
Subject: [wisb] Fw: Master Naturalist Class - Warner Park Jul 13, 2019

Forwarding for Paul...
----- Forwarded Message ----- From: Paul Noeldner <paul_noeldner...>To: Peter Fissel <peter.fissel...>; Peter Fissel <pfissel...>Sent: ‎Tuesday‎, ‎July‎ ‎16‎, ‎2019‎ ‎09‎:‎41‎:‎19‎ ‎PM‎ ‎CDTSubject: Master Naturalist Class - Warner Park Jul 13, 2019
Hi Peter - please fwd to wisbirdnet, thanks!-----Warner Park (Dane Co.)
Jul 13, 2019 10:40 AM
Traveling 1.00 miles 90 minutes
All birds reported? Yes
Comments:
2019 Madison FUN Summer Wisconsin Master Naturalist Class field study Birding Warner Ecosystems with Chuck Henrikson. The walk started at the Warner Park Center where the group looked at the Nature Nook Bird Feeder that is enjoyed by Sandhill Cranes and the Senior Lunch and Yoga 'Crane Cult' groups. Someone spotted several Cliff Swallow nests in the high overhung eaves that are providing some Accommodation Architecture for these overhang nesting insectivores One old nest was being reused by a House Sparrow. We were also got a close up look at a large colony of Cliff Swallows nesting at the Rainbow Shelter that picnickers and park visitors were delighted to point out to us. They are nature's 3D printer, constructing a hollow cone from small mud balls Proceeding past a large kindergarden of Canada Geese the group spotted the local Sandhill Crane pair and a colt along the Warner Lagoon path to Firebird Prairie Island. A lot of Swallows were perched and flying near Wedding Bridge and Swa
llow Bridge including Barn Swallows swooping low over the mowed areas, native prairie plant borders, and lagoon. The class observed their mud cup nests on beams under the bridges. Tree Swallows and Cliff Swallows perched in tall bare limbs and flew overhead. The highlight of the walk was watching an Eastern Kingbird that Chuck spotted building a nest in a large old oak by Warner Woods.
34 Canada Goose
3 Mallard
1 Mourning Dove
3 Sandhill Crane
1 Red-bellied Woodpecker
1 Great Crested Flycatcher
1 Eastern Kingbird
1 Warbling Vireo
2 Red-eyed Vireo
2 American Crow
12 Tree Swallow
18 Barn Swallow
30 Cliff Swallow
1 House Wren
1 Eastern Bluebird
4 American Robin
2 European Starling
3 American Goldfinch
8 Red-winged Blackbird
1 Common Yellowthroat
1 Yellow Warbler
2 Northern Cardinal
3 House Sparrow
Number of Taxa: 23
Paul NoeldnerMadison FUN Volunteer CoordinatorWisconsin Master Naturalist136 Kensington Maple <Bluffpaul_noeldner...> 698 0104
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Date: 7/15/19 6:52 am
From: Sandy Petersen <buboarcto2...>
Subject: [wisb] Osprey meeting
Five visible Osprey high above and calling, fussing ...8:30 am.
They circle over the north Lake Kegonsa shore
then separate into 2 groups ... still calling.
The group of 3 moves slowly to the south,
the others no longer visible.
8:40 am and all is quiet...
Sandy Petersen, rural Dane co


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Date: 7/14/19 1:04 pm
From: Tom Wood <tcwood729...>
Subject: [wisb] Horicon NWR Glossy Ibises, Yes then No (Dodge County)
At about 10:00 A.M. this morning I saw the 2 Glossy Ibises south of STH 49,
well east of the "Ibis pond." As most birders know, there is a large pond
across the road from the historical marker. East of this pond there is a
long, wide ditch which runs south. The ibises were not far from the road,
feeding in this ditch. After watching them, I birded a bit farther east and
returned to check on the ibises, but they were gone. I don't know if there
is any particular time that is best to look for them, so I guess if you are
still looking for them, visit a lot, and good luck!
Earlier I had checked the spot north of STH49 where Daryl had seen the
shorebirds yesterday. I whiffed on the Black-necked Stilts and Stilt
Sandpiper. Shorebirds seen were: 8 Killdeer, 1 Semipalmated Plover, 2
Greater Yellowlegs, approx. 20 Lesser Yellowlegs, 6 Pectoral Sandpipers, 25
or more Least Sandpipers, and 1 Semipalmated Sandpiper.
Thomas Wood, Menomonee Falls, Waukesha County


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Date: 7/14/19 7:54 am
From: Anne Moretti <amoretti...>
Subject: [wisb] Bluebirds & Ants Follow-up
Well, the bay leaves worked! No ants were seen today in the bluebird box
that were infested with them. The mint did not work, however.


Thanks to everyone who responded with this helpful information.



Anne Moretti

Dousman, Waukesha Co



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Date: 7/13/19 5:47 pm
From: Tom Koch <helpmerhonda1...>
Subject: [wisb] Re: ID help please.........
Never would have guessed! Thanks.

Tom Koch.......sent from my iPhone

> On Jul 13, 2019, at 5:19 PM, Paul Kinzer <ptkinzr...> wrote:
>
> Tom, this looks like a Juvenile European Starling.
>
> -Paul Kinzer
> Racine Co.
>
>> On Jul 13, 2019, at 4:36 PM, Tom Koch <helpmerhonda1...> wrote:
>>
>> https://www.dropbox.com/s/oss0qwih8anrvrm/IMG_3254.jpg?dl=0
>> Thanks!
>>
>> Tom Koch.......sent from my iPhone
>> Plover
>> Portage Co.
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Date: 7/13/19 3:20 pm
From: Paul Kinzer <dmarc-noreply...> (Redacted sender ptkinzr for DMARC)
Subject: [wisb] Re: ID help please.........
Tom, this looks like a Juvenile European Starling.

-Paul Kinzer
Racine Co.

> On Jul 13, 2019, at 4:36 PM, Tom Koch <helpmerhonda1...> wrote:
>
> https://www.dropbox.com/s/oss0qwih8anrvrm/IMG_3254.jpg?dl=0
> Thanks!
>
> Tom Koch.......sent from my iPhone
> Plover
> Portage Co.
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Date: 7/13/19 2:37 pm
From: Tom Koch <helpmerhonda1...>
Subject: [wisb] ID help please.........
https://www.dropbox.com/s/oss0qwih8anrvrm/IMG_3254.jpg?dl=0
Thanks!

Tom Koch.......sent from my iPhone
Plover
Portage Co.

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Date: 7/13/19 10:47 am
From: Gmail <bhaunts...>
Subject: [wisb] 7 shorebirds
I spent a short time this morning checking Hwy 49, north pond, before heading for a brief visit (!!) with the WSO board. Five shorebirds were present, nothing unusual. When I returned mid morning the same birds were there plus 3 Black-necked Stilts (1 adult and 2 young) for a short time. While talking with Sylvia and Tom, Sylvia discovered a breeding plumaged Stilt Sandpiper feeding amongst the Lesser Yellowlegs (FOY for the stilt). Totals included 5 Killdeer, 3 Black-necked Stilts, 15 Least Sandpipers, 1 Stilt Sandpiper, 5 Greater and about 30 Lesser Yellowlegs, plus 1 Pectoral Sandpiper. If this habitat continues it should/could be a good spot for fall migrating shorebirds. Good luck.
Daryl Tessen
Appleton,, WI

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Date: 7/11/19 8:17 pm
From: Dennis Casper <denncasp.wisbirder...>
Subject: [wisb] Urban Ecology Center Bird Walk, July 11, 2019
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, July 11, 2019
75 degrees
Sunny
24 birders

Total Species: 33

5 Rock Pigeon
3 Mourning Dove
7 Chimney Swift
2 Herring Gull
2 Cooper’s Hawk
1 Red-bellied Woodpecker
5 Downy Woodpecker
1 Eastern Wodd-Pewee
2 Warbling Vireo
4 Red-eyed Vireo

1 American Crow
18 Northern Rough-winged Swallow
9 Barn Swallow
1 Black-capped Chickadee
3 White-breasted Nuthatch
2 House Wren
2 Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
16 American Robin
2 Gray Catbird
2 European Starling

4 Cedar Waxwing
12 House Finch
8 American Goldfinch
4 Song Sparrow
2 Baltimore Oriole
12 Red-winged Blackbird
9 Brown-headed Cowbird
11 Common Grackle
2 Common Yellowthroat
1 Yellow Warbler

3 Northern Cardinal
5 Indigo Bunting
10 House Sparrow

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Date: 7/11/19 8:01 pm
From: Sandy Petersen <buboarcto2...>
Subject: [wisb] Owls at noon
2 Barred Owls were calling loudly to each other
over the noon hour today
on the northeast side of Lake Kegonsa.
Sandy Petersen, rural Dane co


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Date: 7/11/19 9:22 am
From: Scott Weberpal <scott.weberpal...>
Subject: [wisb] No sightings - FYI - Lake draw down in Whitewater (shorebird habitat?)
Just an FYI, the City of Whitewater (Walworth/Jefferson Counties) is
drawing down Trippe and Cravath Lakes ahead of a dredging project. The draw
down began on July 8 and the lakes will not be refilled until the spring of
2021. This should provide some great shorebird habitat this fall and likely
next spring and possibly fall as well.
Scott Weberpal
Janesville
Rock County


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Date: 7/10/19 7:30 pm
From: Jeremy Meyer <jmeyer4044...>
Subject: [wisb] 2019 spring warbler migration - images
Good evening,
I finally finished going through the 30,000+ photos I took this spring.
Sorry for the late post, but I just don't have the time to get it done
right away. I ended up with 34 warbler species and 3 sub-species this
spring. I wrote up a small summary and included a gallery, along with links
to individual pages, to see more extended galleries of each. Photos are at
the link below.

http://www.jmeyerphotography.net/2019-spring-warbler-migration/


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


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Date: 7/10/19 6:58 pm
From: Mark Martin <marksuemartin...>
Subject: [wisb] Fwd: Re: Horicon - Least Sandpiper
Hi Rory,
I believe that you may have seen Daryl Christensen and another person
(maybe Sumner Matteson) surveying for black-necked stilts as part of a
Atlas/DNR project to document stilt productivity. I just saw an email from
Daryl today and he reported that he found 25 young stilts at 10 nests. He
had to quit around noon due to the heat but will be going out tomorrow.
Daryl has been extremely busy. Brand Smith and I are going to check on the
productivity of the first confirmed nesting in Columbia County in the next
few days.

Daryl, any comments?

Thanks
Mark Martin
Goose Pond Sanctuary
Arlington
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From: Bill Volkert <billvolkert11...>
Date: Wed, Jul 10, 2019 at 8:44 PM
Subject: [wisb] Re: Horicon - Least Sandpiper
To: <wilmoss...>, Wisconsin Bird Network <wisbirdn...>


Rory:
You mentioned seeing kayakers in the Horicon National Wildlife Refuge
earlier today. Usually the refuge staff surveys the marsh with their
airboat so I doubt that they were kayaking. At times they will provide
permits for researchers to conduct projects in the refuge, but otherwise
this portion of Horicon Marsh is off-limits to public access and certainly
does not allow recreational activities. I would be a bit concerned that
people may have over-stepped bounds by entering a national wildlife refuge
in this manner. The fact that they were "pushing an endless supply of
disrupted birds" in a closed area is disconcerting. After all, this is why
we call this a refuge.

If you should ever witness this again I would suggest stopping in or
contacting the refuge headquarters at 920-387-2658. John Below is the
federal warden and other staff would know if someone was permitted to
access the marsh in this manner.

Bill Volkert
FdL Co.

On Wed, Jul 10, 2019 at 5:13 PM <wilmoss...> wrote:

> First I want to thank Tom Wood and Daryl Tesson for their recent posts
> that put me on to some great birding today. I am part of a mentoring
> program and my middle school mentee picked birdwatching as the
> activity today! As we were coming down 49 the ibis was right next to
> Highway 49 on the south side. We went to Marsh road on the east side
> of Horicon. There were two kayakers (Fish and Wildlife??) to our south
> who were pushing an endless supply of disrupted birds our way. Besides
> the Horicon "normal" we had Short Billed Dowitcher, Pectoral
> Sandpipers in abnormally high numbers and (a lifer for me) a Least
> Sandpiper all within 25 yards. Both types of terns, sedge wrens,
> yellow headed blackbirds were also in high numbers and came right up
> for some great teaching moments. Thanks again Tom and Daryl - and to
> those two kayakers. My second best day at Horicon ever. Rory Williams
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Date: 7/10/19 6:53 pm
From: Tom Schultz <trschultz...>
Subject: [wisb] Re: Horicon - Least Sandpiper
I learned recently that there are a couple of birders who have obtained
special permission to paddle into the marsh in order to work on the
Wisconsin Breeding Bird Atlas, so that is likely who you saw in the refuge,
Rory.

Tom Schultz
Green Lake Co.


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From: Bill Volkert
Sent: Wednesday, July 10, 2019 8:43 PM
To: <wilmoss...> ; Wisconsin Bird Network
Subject: [wisb] Re: Horicon - Least Sandpiper

Rory:
You mentioned seeing kayakers in the Horicon National Wildlife Refuge
earlier today. Usually the refuge staff surveys the marsh with their
airboat so I doubt that they were kayaking. At times they will provide
permits for researchers to conduct projects in the refuge, but otherwise
this portion of Horicon Marsh is off-limits to public access and certainly
does not allow recreational activities. I would be a bit concerned that
people may have over-stepped bounds by entering a national wildlife refuge
in this manner. The fact that they were "pushing an endless supply of
disrupted birds" in a closed area is disconcerting. After all, this is why
we call this a refuge.

If you should ever witness this again I would suggest stopping in or
contacting the refuge headquarters at 920-387-2658. John Below is the
federal warden and other staff would know if someone was permitted to
access the marsh in this manner.

Bill Volkert
FdL Co.

On Wed, Jul 10, 2019 at 5:13 PM <wilmoss...> wrote:

> First I want to thank Tom Wood and Daryl Tesson for their recent posts
> that put me on to some great birding today. I am part of a mentoring
> program and my middle school mentee picked birdwatching as the
> activity today! As we were coming down 49 the ibis was right next to
> Highway 49 on the south side. We went to Marsh road on the east side
> of Horicon. There were two kayakers (Fish and Wildlife??) to our south
> who were pushing an endless supply of disrupted birds our way. Besides
> the Horicon "normal" we had Short Billed Dowitcher, Pectoral
> Sandpipers in abnormally high numbers and (a lifer for me) a Least
> Sandpiper all within 25 yards. Both types of terns, sedge wrens,
> yellow headed blackbirds were also in high numbers and came right up
> for some great teaching moments. Thanks again Tom and Daryl - and to
> those two kayakers. My second best day at Horicon ever. Rory Williams
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Date: 7/10/19 6:44 pm
From: Bill Volkert <billvolkert11...>
Subject: [wisb] Re: Horicon - Least Sandpiper
Rory:
You mentioned seeing kayakers in the Horicon National Wildlife Refuge
earlier today. Usually the refuge staff surveys the marsh with their
airboat so I doubt that they were kayaking. At times they will provide
permits for researchers to conduct projects in the refuge, but otherwise
this portion of Horicon Marsh is off-limits to public access and certainly
does not allow recreational activities. I would be a bit concerned that
people may have over-stepped bounds by entering a national wildlife refuge
in this manner. The fact that they were "pushing an endless supply of
disrupted birds" in a closed area is disconcerting. After all, this is why
we call this a refuge.

If you should ever witness this again I would suggest stopping in or
contacting the refuge headquarters at 920-387-2658. John Below is the
federal warden and other staff would know if someone was permitted to
access the marsh in this manner.

Bill Volkert
FdL Co.

On Wed, Jul 10, 2019 at 5:13 PM <wilmoss...> wrote:

> First I want to thank Tom Wood and Daryl Tesson for their recent posts
> that put me on to some great birding today. I am part of a mentoring
> program and my middle school mentee picked birdwatching as the
> activity today! As we were coming down 49 the ibis was right next to
> Highway 49 on the south side. We went to Marsh road on the east side
> of Horicon. There were two kayakers (Fish and Wildlife??) to our south
> who were pushing an endless supply of disrupted birds our way. Besides
> the Horicon "normal" we had Short Billed Dowitcher, Pectoral
> Sandpipers in abnormally high numbers and (a lifer for me) a Least
> Sandpiper all within 25 yards. Both types of terns, sedge wrens,
> yellow headed blackbirds were also in high numbers and came right up
> for some great teaching moments. Thanks again Tom and Daryl - and to
> those two kayakers. My second best day at Horicon ever. Rory Williams
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Date: 7/10/19 3:13 pm
From: <wilmoss...>
Subject: [wisb] Horicon - Least Sandpiper
First I want to thank Tom Wood and Daryl Tesson for their recent posts
that put me on to some great birding today. I am part of a mentoring
program and my middle school mentee picked birdwatching as the
activity today! As we were coming down 49 the ibis was right next to
Highway 49 on the south side. We went to Marsh road on the east side
of Horicon. There were two kayakers (Fish and Wildlife??) to our south
who were pushing an endless supply of disrupted birds our way. Besides
the Horicon "normal" we had Short Billed Dowitcher, Pectoral
Sandpipers in abnormally high numbers and (a lifer for me) a Least
Sandpiper all within 25 yards. Both types of terns, sedge wrens,
yellow headed blackbirds were also in high numbers and came right up
for some great teaching moments. Thanks again Tom and Daryl - and to
those two kayakers. My second best day at Horicon ever. Rory Williams
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Date: 7/10/19 8:52 am
From: d pan <birdmandan813...>
Subject: [wisb] Free bird walk tonight- Milwaukee county
Tonight at 6:30 pm. The walk is free and open to the public-
At the Schlitz Audubon Nature Center- see link below
https://www.schlitzaudubon.org/event/bird-club-6/

Plenty of parking is available

Dan Panetti
S.E. Ozaukee county


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Date: 7/10/19 8:32 am
From: PAUL R VAN GINKEL <dmarc-noreply...> (Redacted sender prvangin for DMARC)
Subject: [wisb] Spring Green Preserve, Sauk Co
7:30AM-9AM just after the fog had lifted

2 Blue grosbeaks (great looks at male singing for about 30 minutes from the tops of different small oaks just west of the parking lot right when I arrived, female briefly seen in the same tree as the male)
Lark sparrows
Grasshopper sparrows
Field sparrows
Dickcissels
Eastern meadowlarks
1 Indigo bunting

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Date: 7/10/19 8:03 am
From: Dave & Margaret Brasser <2shebbirders...>
Subject: [wisb] Dickcissels & Fireflies in Sheboygan Cty : )
Thanks to an eBird post by Bob Brigham, we found 3 Dickcissels south of
Plymouth. They were perched on the utility wires along Blueberry Lane,
south of Sumac and Winooski Roads and just north of "U". This was at 7:15
p.m. Tuesday, July 9, and the birds were loudly and continuously singing
their name. : ) After that (and supper) we went to Kohler-Andrae State
Park on the south side of Sheboygan, to listen for Whip-poor-wills. We
parked at the Friends Fishing Pond and walked Old Park Road east to the
bridge and back. We heard a Whip-poor-will here a few years ago, but struck
out last night -- even though we stayed till 10 p.m. At least there were
hundreds of fireflies twinkling along the edge of the road and over the
meadow. : ) At 10 p.m. we drove north on 12th Street along the west side
of the Park, then through the community of Black River -- with the windows
open, listening for Whip-poor-wills. Still nothing. : / QUESTION: Has
anyone heard Whip-poor-wills in Sheboygan County or in nearby counties?
--margaret and dave brasser
sheboygan
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Date: 7/8/19 4:13 pm
From: Tom Prestby <jjprestby...>
Subject: [wisb] Atlas blitz events near Necedah and Minoqua
Believe it or not, there is only about a month of Atlasing left for the second Wisconsin Breeding Bird Atlas! We're in the home stretch and it is more important now than ever to get out and enter your coded observations into the eBird Atlas portal.
Two very important and fun events will be occurring the next two weekends, one in the Necedah area, and one in the north woods. At each event, we'll be birding a handful of blocks, hoping to confirm breeding for enough species to finish off the blocks. The Atlas is providing lodging, a pizza party dinner, and more at each event.

So, these are basically two free weekend birding vacations at awesome areas for birding! The more people the merrier, and we could certainly use more atlasers for both events. Please email me if you're interested in either event or if you have questions.

Sandhill State Wildlife Area - July 12-14
https://wsobirds.org/atlas-events/eventdetail/1377/-/atlas-blitz-sandhill-state-wildlife-area

Kemp Natural Resources Station - July 19-21
https://wsobirds.org/atlas-events/eventdetail/1378/-/atlas-blitz-kemp-natural-resources-station

Thanks and I hope to see some of you!

Tom Prestby
Green Bay

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Date: 7/8/19 2:05 pm
From: Tom Wood <tcwood729...>
Subject: [wisb] Horicon NWR, Old Marsh Road, Dodge County
Due to a troublesome knee, I haven't been on Old Marsh Road as often as I
would like , but today I was able to make it out to the sharp bend in the
road after starting at the Point Road entrance.
Common passerines were present in the wooded area just beyond the gate, and
I noted that the photo blind has either been repaired or is new. It was a
wreck this spring, but quite spiffy now.
I was surprised at the number of young birds present along this route and
how far developed they are considering the late arrival of summer. There
were young Black Terns, Forster's Terns, Trumpeter Swans, Pied-billed
Grebes, American Coots, Common Gallinules, and both Red-winged and
Yellow-headed Blackbirds. Great Egrets were numerous, with a long line of
over 50 in the distance, closer to Ledge Road. I used my scope to try to
find an unusual egret, but had no success.
Shorebirds were present, but difficult to spot in the cattail stubble. I
found the scope to be useful, and my totals were: 5 Killdeer, 4 Least
Sandpiper, 2 Pectoral Sandpipers, 1 Spotted Sandpiper, 1 Solitary Sandpiper,
3 Lesser Yellowlegs, 2 Short-billed Dowitcher, but only 1 Black-necked Stilt
was seen, and that was in flight.
Rails were not making themselves known, and I heard only one Sora.
I thought I might get skunked on bitterns, but on the walk back around noon,
I saw 2 American Bitterns and 2 Least Bitterns, all making short flights.
No rarities were seen, but it was a very enjoyable visit under ideal weather
conditions.
A quick drive down STH49 this afternoon was disappointing, since it seems
the ponds have been taken over by a soupy mess of algae. Very ugly, and only
a few birds.
Thomas Wood, Menomonee Falls, Waukesha County.


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Date: 7/8/19 7:24 am
From: Bill Volkert <billvolkert11...>
Subject: [wisb] Wisconsin Public Radio - The Bird Show
In case anyone has time or interest, I will be on WPR on Wednesday, July
10th, from 11:00 am to 12:30 pm to talk about Wisconsin birds. Larry
Meiller and I have been working together since about 1988 and have done at
least 150 shows over the years - almost half of those with Noel Cutright.
They broadcast statewide and we always get a variety of interesting
questions. I also appreciate the input of Wisconsin birders who can add
something to the discussion so feel free to call in.
Bill Volkert
FdL Co.

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Date: 7/7/19 4:48 pm
From: Jeffrey Bahls <jbahls...>
Subject: [wisb] Bird Hike Tuesday AM Mud Lake Dodge County


July 9: Morning Birding Hike 7-10am. Grab your binoculars and discover Mud Lake Wildlife Area in Dodge County. Depending on water levels, we will cross over the Beaver Dam river to bird at Waterloo Quartzite Outcrop State Natural Area. We will explore many habitats, including riverine floodplain marsh and old growth oak-hickory forests, working together to build a checklist for this SNA. DNR Staff Jeff Bahls will lead a hike that is excellent for birders of all levels. Please wear long pants and close toed shoes. There is poison ivy in the area and we may walk a bit off trail on this hike. Also be prepared for mosquitoes. (bird food)
Directions: From the intersection of County Rd. J and County Rd. G in Reeseville, head south for two miles on County Rd. G. Turn east onto Mud Lake Rd., continuing for one mile as it turns south, until the Mud Lake Rd. Parking Lot, where we will meet. If using GPS, coordinates: 43.274801, -88.838091

Jeff Bahls
Lowell WI
Dodge county
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Date: 7/7/19 7:02 am
From: Jennifer Ambrose <jenthreat...>
Subject: [wisb] Re: Injured Crane in Madison.
My friend's friend called the Dane County wildlife rehab at the humane
society twice yesterday and did not hear back. The crane moved on by about
6 p.m. yesterday. If you're in the area please keep a lookout for a crane
with its bill tied shut. Thanks for everybody for replying to my query.
Jennifer
Milwaukee

On Sat, Jul 6, 2019, 4:27 PM Jennifer Ambrose <jenthreat...> wrote:

> A friend of a friend has a Sandhill Crane in his backyard that has fishing
> lure or some other thread tied around its beak so it cannot eat. He tried
> calling the Dane County wildlife rehab 2 hours ago. Does anyone know how
> long it normally takes for them to get back to someone or does anyone have
> another resource for him? Thanks!
>
> Jennifer Ambrose
> Milwaukee
>


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Date: 7/6/19 2:28 pm
From: Jennifer Ambrose <jenthreat...>
Subject: [wisb] Injured Crane in Madison.
A friend of a friend has a Sandhill Crane in his backyard that has fishing
lure or some other thread tied around its beak so it cannot eat. He tried
calling the Dane County wildlife rehab 2 hours ago. Does anyone know how
long it normally takes for them to get back to someone or does anyone have
another resource for him? Thanks!
Jennifer Ambrose
Milwaukee


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Date: 7/6/19 1:55 pm
From: Dennis Casper <denncasp.wisbirder...>
Subject: [wisb] Urban Ecology Center Bird Walk, July 4, 2019
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, July 4, 2019
71 degrees
Sunny
16 birders

Total Species: 39

5 Canada Goose
1 Wood Duck
1 Mallard
9 Rock Pigeon
2 Mourning Dove
6 Chimney Swift
1 Ruby-throated Hummingbird
2 Herring Gull
2 Cooper’s Hawk
3 Red-bellied Woodpecker

2 Downy Woodpecker
1 Northern Flicker
1 Eastern Phoebe
2 Warbling Vireo
4 Red-eyed Vireo
2 American Crow
18 Northern Rough-winged Swallow
18 Barn Swallow
3 Black-capped Chickadee
2 White-breasted Nuthatch

2 House Wren
3 Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
9 American Robin
6 Gray Catbird
3 European Starling
3 Cedar Waxwing
10 House Finch
9 American Goldfinch
6 Song Sparrow
3 Baltimore Oriole

19 Red-winged Blackbird
2 Brown-headed Cowbird
7 Common Grackle
3 Common Yellowthroat
1 American Redstart
1 Yellow Warbler
5 Northern Cardinal
4 Indigo Bunting
4 House Sparrow

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Date: 7/6/19 10:43 am
From: <eileenworman...>
Subject: [wisb] Eastern Bluebirds Second Brood, Red-headed Woodpecker, Richfield, Washington County
The nesting pair of Eastern Bluebirds at our place have once again set
up shop in the same nest box they used earlier this year, where five
nestlings fledged from in late May.They had tried nesting in a
different box in the meantime, but something went wrong there after
one egg was laid and later I discovered it was gone.So back in the
original nest box, yesterday I took a peek and found that five
nestlings had hatched very recently, so now they're at the beginning
stage of feeding the new brood.You can see a photo of the new
nestlings here:
https://flic.kr/p/2grNk7C
And last week during one of the many thunderstorms we enjoyed, an
adult Red-headed Woodpecker made a fairly brief visit to our backyard
and feeders. It was a new one for this yard and now we're up to 121
species here. You can see a photo of it here:
https://flic.kr/p/2gjsYkQ
We have so many young birds in the yard right now, too many to
mention, but you can surely see some of my pix on my Flickr page, if
you are interested.
Eileen WormanRichfield, Washington County

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Date: 7/4/19 7:47 pm
From: Jim Edlhuber <jimedlhuber...>
Subject: [wisb] Common Loons with Chicks Sawyer Co. 6/31/19, some images...
Hi all,
On a recent trip to Sawyer County in Northern Wisconsin, I had the
opportunity to watch and enjoy Common Loons with the chicks. These chicks
were already big and only saw chicks on the back of an adult from a
distance one time. A total of 8 adults and 4 chicks, 3 families and some
singles were seen over a period of a few days. Images were taken the last
few days of June 2019. Other birds to note were the two Great Horned Owl
owlets and a few Bald Eagles too. Overall birding seemed considerable slow
compared to other years, not sure why as actually very few birds were seen
on the back roads, logging roads, etc.

A link to a few Common Loon images with chicks taken at the link below if
you care to view them:

*http://www.windowtowildlife.com/common-loons-in-sawyer-county-wisconsin-on-june-31-2019/
<http://www.windowtowildlife.com/common-loons-in-sawyer-county-wisconsin-on-june-31-2019/>*

Thanks and good birding,

Jim Edlhuber
Town of Genesee Waukesha Co.


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Date: 7/4/19 6:04 pm
From: Seegert, Greg <dmarc-noreply...> (Redacted sender gseegert for DMARC)
Subject: [wisb] Brief Taiwan Rpt
All
A year and a half ago I was invited to give a paper at a conference in Taiwan but couldn't make the logistics work. I was invited again this year and although timing was again tight I was able to squeeze it in. I hired a guide for 5 days of birding, then spent the last 2 days at my meeting. I didn't know how mountainous Taiwan was. We spent most of our time in the mountains (6000-8500') where it was pleasant as opposed to the lowlands where the temp and humidity were nearly unbearable. Everyone goes to the mountains on the weekends to escape the heat.

In summary, I saw 112 spp, a little more than half (58) of which were lifers. Taiwan has 27 endemic spp. One lives on the opposite side of the island from where we were so we had a shot at 26 spp....we saw all 26. I found the Taiwanese people to be fairly reserved, until you got a chance to interact with them a little bit. For example, upon returning after our second night of birding at a family run lodge, we were invited to have drinks with the owner and 2 other couples. One of the men had some 15 year old Glenfiddich whiskey which I helped them drink. We were going back out for owls so my guide turned down even one drink because the legal limit there is 0.025 along with a very stiff fine if you're caught over the limit.

Some of the more interesting birds we saw were Taiwan partridge, Taiwan bamboo partridge, Mikado pheasant, Swinhoe's pheasant, black eagle, gray-faced woodpecker, Taiwan blue magpie, 5 spp of tits with 2 being endemics, golden parrotbill, 3 spp of laughing thrushes, Island thrush, Little fork tail, Taiwan rosefinch, and 3 spp of owls, One of the owls (collared scops owl) we saw inside a Buddhist temple. The story goes that about 15 years ago the temple was largely destroyed by an earthquake. The owls showed up as soon as the temple was rebuilt. The monks took this as a sign that these were "holy" owls and there are a couple of poster size photos of the owls inside the temple.

Of course we had our misses namely gray-headed bullfinch and Eurasian nutcracker at high elevations. However, our biggest miss was in the lowlands. A black-faced spoonbill had been hanging around a wetland area since the winter. We tried for it twice but dipped both times.

So that's my story and I'm sticking to it.

Greg Seegert
Beaver Dam.....until tomorrow morning when I leave for a fishing trip to Great Bear L and the Tree R by the Arctic Ocean


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Date: 7/2/19 11:35 pm
From: Peter Hinow <peter.hinow...>
Subject: [wisb] Bulgarian safari
To whom it may be of interest-
I’m spending some vacation with my family in Bulgaria. Here’s a little birding I did on the side.
In Albena on the Black Sea coast there were lots of gulls: Herring Gull (Larus argenttus) and Yellow-legged Gull (Larus michahelis). They are very accustomed to humans on their beaches. I saw House Martins (Delichon urbica), Barn Swallows (Hirundo rustica), Common Chaffinch (Fringilla coelebs), White Wagtail (Motacilla alba), a Song Thrush (Turdus philomelos) and a Spotted Flycatcher (Muscicapa striata). The Old World flycatchers look quite different from our Tyrants at home but they also fly out from trees and then return to their point of departure. Another nice treat was a juvenile Syrian Woodpecker (Dendrocopos syriacus). Early morning hours are best.
In the city Gabrovo (where my dad is from) I saw a Eurasian Jay (Garrulus glandarius), Great Tits (Parus major), Grey Wagtail (Motacilla cinerea), a Black Redstart (Phoenicurus ochruros), a European Goldfinch (Carduelis carduelis), swallows, swifts and crows. A special treat was a day trip to the Rose Valley near the town of Kazanlak where I saw a Black-headed Bunting (Emberiza melanocephalus) and a family of White Storks (Ciconia ciconia). The White Storks are a dear childhood memory of mine.
One of the quirks of Southern Europe is the presence of a “second House Sparrow”, the Spanish Sparrow (Passer hispaniolensis). The male has a clear white cheek, the female is pretty much indistinguishable. I’m not sure if I got one.
Apart from that I saw plenty of butterflies, dragonflies, lizards and frogs.
Thanks for taking interest and happy summer
Peter Hinow
Milwaukee

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Date: 7/2/19 5:23 am
From: Maureen Gross <cygnusbuccinator...>
Subject: [wisb] Re: Wood Thrush
I hear them in my white cedar woods calling.  So pleasant to hear.

Maureen Gross

Kewaunee County.

On 7/1/2019 6:10 PM, Alan & Joan Linquist wrote:
> the year.  Last year, I had the time to bird in the Northern Kettle Moraine quite often and I remember hearing several in the southeast part of the forest, south of the New Fane hiking trails.  I assumed that they nested in heavy forest but, obviously, they don't have too much of a problem with setting up in a residential area.  For the past few weeks, I thought I had heard him on occasion and I'll listen to see if he continues to stay hear him.  He didn't mind the noisy children but when someone dropped a heavy metal object, he seemed to get quiet for a while.  Alan Linquist
> On Monday, July 1, 2019, 11:13:19 AM CDT, Bill Volkert <billvolkert11...> wrote:
>
> Alan:
> I too have had a wood thrush calling in my woods over the past week and
> from various places in the neighborhood as it moves around.  It seems to be
> a typical pattern for wood thrushes in my area - I will hear one singing in
> May when they first arrive, but they don't seem to stay and instead seek
> out the larger forested areas in the Northern Kettle Moraine near me.
> Then, around the end of June or early July I will have a wood thrush
> singing in the area again.  It appears that these are floaters,
> unsuccessful males that are still looking for a territory or perhaps a bird
> that has lost a mate, but I would expect they might tend to remain on their
> territory.  It also could be a bird that has already successfully nested
> and is moving around but I would think that it is most likely a male that
> has not found a mate and is moving around the area before the nesting
> season is past for the year.
> I always enjoy listening to the song of a wood thrush, and who doesn't, but
> it is rather disappointing to have a non-breeder in the area who will
> likely not nest for this year.  However, as long as they are here there is
> hope that they may return next year and be successful in rearing young.  If
> it this bird isn't nesting, it still is nice to know there are some in the
> area and I hope that others of its kind are more successful in raising a
> family to keep the population going.
>
> Bill
> FdL Co.
>
> On Sun, Jun 30, 2019 at 4:46 PM Alan & Joan Linquist <linquists...>
> wrote:
>
>> Several years ago, my wife and I had the remarkable experience of walking
>> through a section of woods in the Hocking Hills of Ohio and coming across a
>> forest filled with wood thrushes.  It was remarkable to hear therir call
>> coming from one place and then another and then another throughout our
>> hike.  Sometimes they seemed to be answering each other in conversation. It
>> was an experience we have not forgotten.Today, after the morning storm
>> passed, my wife opened up the patio door and said that she though she could
>> hear a wood thrush.  She was right.  It was coming from a one of our
>> neighbor's houses and quite an experience to here in our own back yard.  I
>> have gone into the Kettle Moraine Forest and heard them last year so I know
>> they are not far away.  Still, it was beautiful to hear.  Alan
>> LinquistWashington County
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Date: 7/1/19 4:11 pm
From: Alan & Joan Linquist <linquists...>
Subject: [wisb] Re: Wood Thrush
the year.  Last year, I had the time to bird in the Northern Kettle Moraine quite often and I remember hearing several in the southeast part of the forest, south of the New Fane hiking trails.  I assumed that they nested in heavy forest but, obviously, they don't have too much of a problem with setting up in a residential area.  For the past few weeks, I thought I had heard him on occasion and I'll listen to see if he continues to stay hear him.  He didn't mind the noisy children but when someone dropped a heavy metal object, he seemed to get quiet for a while.  Alan Linquist
On Monday, July 1, 2019, 11:13:19 AM CDT, Bill Volkert <billvolkert11...> wrote:

Alan:
I too have had a wood thrush calling in my woods over the past week and
from various places in the neighborhood as it moves around.  It seems to be
a typical pattern for wood thrushes in my area - I will hear one singing in
May when they first arrive, but they don't seem to stay and instead seek
out the larger forested areas in the Northern Kettle Moraine near me.
Then, around the end of June or early July I will have a wood thrush
singing in the area again.  It appears that these are floaters,
unsuccessful males that are still looking for a territory or perhaps a bird
that has lost a mate, but I would expect they might tend to remain on their
territory.  It also could be a bird that has already successfully nested
and is moving around but I would think that it is most likely a male that
has not found a mate and is moving around the area before the nesting
season is past for the year.
I always enjoy listening to the song of a wood thrush, and who doesn't, but
it is rather disappointing to have a non-breeder in the area who will
likely not nest for this year.  However, as long as they are here there is
hope that they may return next year and be successful in rearing young.  If
it this bird isn't nesting, it still is nice to know there are some in the
area and I hope that others of its kind are more successful in raising a
family to keep the population going.

Bill
FdL Co.

On Sun, Jun 30, 2019 at 4:46 PM Alan & Joan Linquist <linquists...>
wrote:

> Several years ago, my wife and I had the remarkable experience of walking
> through a section of woods in the Hocking Hills of Ohio and coming across a
> forest filled with wood thrushes.  It was remarkable to hear therir call
> coming from one place and then another and then another throughout our
> hike.  Sometimes they seemed to be answering each other in conversation. It
> was an experience we have not forgotten.Today, after the morning storm
> passed, my wife opened up the patio door and said that she though she could
> hear a wood thrush.  She was right.  It was coming from a one of our
> neighbor's houses and quite an experience to here in our own back yard.  I
> have gone into the Kettle Moraine Forest and heard them last year so I know
> they are not far away.  Still, it was beautiful to hear.  Alan
> LinquistWashington County
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Date: 7/1/19 11:05 am
From: Jeff Virant <rainbow...>
Subject: [wisb] Trumpeter Cygnet. Deer Park, Polk County
Hi all,
Just reporting progress for the 17 day old Trumpeter cygnet on Rainbow Pond. Amazingly it has now at least tripled in size and continues to be carefully watched by both parents. I guess if I remember my fairytales correctly, it is now in the ugly duckling phase to which it has advanced from its initial white puffball phase. Fascinating to watch and pleasing to see another successful Trumpeter offspring.

Best birding.

Jeff Virant
Deer Park, WI, Polk County
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Date: 7/1/19 10:36 am
From: Gmail <bhaunts...>
Subject: [wisb] Shorebirds
I spent a few hours early this morning birding along Hwy 49 and then Ledge Rd. The north pond along 49 has good shorebird habitat, especially near the historic sign. I tallied 7 shorebird species that included: 12+ Killdeer, 1 Dunlin (full breeding plumage), 6 Least and 1 Semip. Sandpipers, 1 Spotted Sandpiper, 1 Greater and 8 Lesser Yellowlegs. During the time I was watching things appeared and disappeared so one needs to spend time there. Hopefully this will change as July progresses. No ibis was seen nor Black-necked Stilts. There are a lot of Black-cr. Night Herons in the area along 49 and Ledge Rd. Good luck.
Daryl Tessen
Appleton,, WI

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Date: 7/1/19 9:19 am
From: Bill Volkert <billvolkert11...>
Subject: [wisb] 2020 Nicaragua Birding Trip
I am again leading a birding tour to Nicaragua in February 2020. I
postponed our 2019 tour after Nicaragua experienced political turmoil
following a series of economic reforms. These were implemented in April
2018 and reversed a few months later, but resulted in localized conflict
between protesters and the government, although, tourists were never in
danger. The situation began to stabilize later that year but I chose to
postpone our 2019 tour.


I have been in contact with numerous friends and colleagues and from they
tell me I feel confident about leading another tour and am inviting you to
join us. You can find complete information, plus a detailed daily tour
itinerary, on my website at www.billvolkert.com.



Additional questions can be addressed to this me at
<naturalist...> or call. Contact information is also on the
website.



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Date: 7/1/19 9:13 am
From: Bill Volkert <billvolkert11...>
Subject: [wisb] Re: Wood Thrush
Alan:
I too have had a wood thrush calling in my woods over the past week and
from various places in the neighborhood as it moves around. It seems to be
a typical pattern for wood thrushes in my area - I will hear one singing in
May when they first arrive, but they don't seem to stay and instead seek
out the larger forested areas in the Northern Kettle Moraine near me.
Then, around the end of June or early July I will have a wood thrush
singing in the area again. It appears that these are floaters,
unsuccessful males that are still looking for a territory or perhaps a bird
that has lost a mate, but I would expect they might tend to remain on their
territory. It also could be a bird that has already successfully nested
and is moving around but I would think that it is most likely a male that
has not found a mate and is moving around the area before the nesting
season is past for the year.

I always enjoy listening to the song of a wood thrush, and who doesn't, but
it is rather disappointing to have a non-breeder in the area who will
likely not nest for this year. However, as long as they are here there is
hope that they may return next year and be successful in rearing young. If
it this bird isn't nesting, it still is nice to know there are some in the
area and I hope that others of its kind are more successful in raising a
family to keep the population going.

Bill
FdL Co.

On Sun, Jun 30, 2019 at 4:46 PM Alan & Joan Linquist <linquists...>
wrote:

> Several years ago, my wife and I had the remarkable experience of walking
> through a section of woods in the Hocking Hills of Ohio and coming across a
> forest filled with wood thrushes. It was remarkable to hear therir call
> coming from one place and then another and then another throughout our
> hike. Sometimes they seemed to be answering each other in conversation. It
> was an experience we have not forgotten.Today, after the morning storm
> passed, my wife opened up the patio door and said that she though she could
> hear a wood thrush. She was right. It was coming from a one of our
> neighbor's houses and quite an experience to here in our own back yard. I
> have gone into the Kettle Moraine Forest and heard them last year so I know
> they are not far away. Still, it was beautiful to hear. Alan
> LinquistWashington County
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Date: 6/30/19 2:46 pm
From: Alan & Joan Linquist <linquists...>
Subject: [wisb] Wood Thrush
Several years ago, my wife and I had the remarkable experience of walking through a section of woods in the Hocking Hills of Ohio and coming across a forest filled with wood thrushes.  It was remarkable to hear therir call coming from one place and then another and then another throughout our hike.  Sometimes they seemed to be answering each other in conversation. It was an experience we have not forgotten.Today, after the morning storm passed, my wife opened up the patio door and said that she though she could hear a wood thrush.  She was right.  It was coming from a one of our neighbor's houses and quite an experience to here in our own back yard.  I have gone into the Kettle Moraine Forest and heard them last year so I know they are not far away.  Still, it was beautiful to hear.  Alan LinquistWashington County
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Date: 6/30/19 10:17 am
From: Hyndla Kensdottir <dmarc-noreply...> (Redacted sender hyndla53704 for DMARC)
Subject: [wisb] Re: Ants in nest box
 
Many years ago, I  learned from herbal literature that cinnamon obscured or somehow confused the scent trails that ants use to travel to and from their food sources. It has been effective on my kitchen counters for decades.
Pam SkaarMadison
On Sunday, June 30, 2019, 12:00:15 PM CDT, Hyndla Kensdottir <dmarc-noreply...> wrote:

sources. I have found this treatment to be very effective for trails along my kitchen counters. 
Pam SkaarMadison
    On Sunday, June 30, 2019, 11:40:38 AM CDT, Anne Moretti <amoretti...> wrote: 

Thanks to Pat, Kathy, Bill, Eileen and others who have responded to my question about ants in bluebird boxes.
Since I have plenty of fresh mint in my garden, I decided to use it to hopefully deter the ants. I didn't know about bay leaves, but I'll add some the next time I check on this box. I like to use as natural a remedy as possible.

When I opened the box this morning, the female flew out, so I was glad to see that she was incubating the 5 eggs (a second nesting) despite the ants. She snapped at me periodically as I removed her nest, carefully placing it in a small plastic bucket. I then brushed out as many ants as I could before adding the fresh mint leaves. I checked the bottom of the nest, but it appeared that the at least most of the ants had dropped off and into the bucket. I then carefully placed the nest back in the box and closed it up. I'll continue to monitor this nest and will bring some bay leaves along next time.

Would bay leaves work for blow flies, as well? I recently found a nest of half grown tree swallows that had died from this infestation. In my over 30 years of monitoring bluebird trails, I've never had these problems before, but I'm grateful to all who have shared their knowledge.

Anne Moretti
Dousman, Waukesha Co.


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From: <wisbirdn-bounce...> [mailto:<wisbirdn-bounce...>] On Behalf Of Patrick Ready
Sent: Sunday, June 30, 2019 10:06 AM
To: <wisbirdn...>
Subject: [wisb] Ants in nest box

Ants are a problem in nest boxes. As the young birds get bigger they move
around disturbing the ants. Then the ants bite the young birds. This may
not kill the chicks but surely not very pleasant for them. Treatments
include putting a T of diatomaceous earth under the nest. Gently lift the
nest up & spread it on the floor. I found that garden centers sell this
product but seems to come in a large bag. So if you don’t need it for other
gardening you end up with way too much for the number of boxes that need
treatment. So there are some home remedies worth trying instead. Add a Bay
leaf or 2 under the nest. Ants dislike them. Or try a T of cinnamon under
the nest. Lift nest carefully and spread on floor. Ants detest cinnamon.
Who knew? Ants can be a problem for nest boxes now thru Aug when the
nesting season ends so carry supplies with you so you can treat boxes when
you see the ants. I avoid insect sprays and never recommend them around
bird nests. Do not use Tanglefoot!
Patrick Ready
BRAW President
Madison

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Date: 6/30/19 10:00 am
From: Hyndla Kensdottir <dmarc-noreply...> (Redacted sender hyndla53704 for DMARC)
Subject: [wisb] Re: Ants in nest box
sources. I have found this treatment to be very effective for trails along my kitchen counters. 
Pam SkaarMadison
On Sunday, June 30, 2019, 11:40:38 AM CDT, Anne Moretti <amoretti...> wrote:

Thanks to Pat, Kathy, Bill, Eileen and others who have responded to my question about ants in bluebird boxes.
Since I have plenty of fresh mint in my garden, I decided to use it to hopefully deter the ants. I didn't know about bay leaves, but I'll add some the next time I check on this box. I like to use as natural a remedy as possible.

When I opened the box this morning, the female flew out, so I was glad to see that she was incubating the 5 eggs (a second nesting) despite the ants. She snapped at me periodically as I removed her nest, carefully placing it in a small plastic bucket. I then brushed out as many ants as I could before adding the fresh mint leaves. I checked the bottom of the nest, but it appeared that the at least most of the ants had dropped off and into the bucket. I then carefully placed the nest back in the box and closed it up. I'll continue to monitor this nest and will bring some bay leaves along next time.

Would bay leaves work for blow flies, as well? I recently found a nest of half grown tree swallows that had died from this infestation. In my over 30 years of monitoring bluebird trails, I've never had these problems before, but I'm grateful to all who have shared their knowledge.

Anne Moretti
Dousman, Waukesha Co.


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From: <wisbirdn-bounce...> [mailto:<wisbirdn-bounce...>] On Behalf Of Patrick Ready
Sent: Sunday, June 30, 2019 10:06 AM
To: <wisbirdn...>
Subject: [wisb] Ants in nest box

Ants are a problem in nest boxes. As the young birds get bigger they move
around disturbing the ants. Then the ants bite the young birds. This may
not kill the chicks but surely not very pleasant for them. Treatments
include putting a T of diatomaceous earth under the nest. Gently lift the
nest up & spread it on the floor. I found that garden centers sell this
product but seems to come in a large bag. So if you don’t need it for other
gardening you end up with way too much for the number of boxes that need
treatment. So there are some home remedies worth trying instead. Add a Bay
leaf or 2 under the nest. Ants dislike them. Or try a T of cinnamon under
the nest. Lift nest carefully and spread on floor. Ants detest cinnamon.
Who knew? Ants can be a problem for nest boxes now thru Aug when the
nesting season ends so carry supplies with you so you can treat boxes when
you see the ants. I avoid insect sprays and never recommend them around
bird nests. Do not use Tanglefoot!
Patrick Ready
BRAW President
Madison

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Date: 6/30/19 9:40 am
From: Anne Moretti <amoretti...>
Subject: [wisb] Re: Ants in nest box
Thanks to Pat, Kathy, Bill, Eileen and others who have responded to my question about ants in bluebird boxes.

Since I have plenty of fresh mint in my garden, I decided to use it to hopefully deter the ants. I didn't know about bay leaves, but I'll add some the next time I check on this box. I like to use as natural a remedy as possible.

When I opened the box this morning, the female flew out, so I was glad to see that she was incubating the 5 eggs (a second nesting) despite the ants. She snapped at me periodically as I removed her nest, carefully placing it in a small plastic bucket. I then brushed out as many ants as I could before adding the fresh mint leaves. I checked the bottom of the nest, but it appeared that the at least most of the ants had dropped off and into the bucket. I then carefully placed the nest back in the box and closed it up. I'll continue to monitor this nest and will bring some bay leaves along next time.

Would bay leaves work for blow flies, as well? I recently found a nest of half grown tree swallows that had died from this infestation. In my over 30 years of monitoring bluebird trails, I've never had these problems before, but I'm grateful to all who have shared their knowledge.

Anne Moretti
Dousman, Waukesha Co.


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From: <wisbirdn-bounce...> [mailto:<wisbirdn-bounce...>] On Behalf Of Patrick Ready
Sent: Sunday, June 30, 2019 10:06 AM
To: <wisbirdn...>
Subject: [wisb] Ants in nest box

Ants are a problem in nest boxes. As the young birds get bigger they move
around disturbing the ants. Then the ants bite the young birds. This may
not kill the chicks but surely not very pleasant for them. Treatments
include putting a T of diatomaceous earth under the nest. Gently lift the
nest up & spread it on the floor. I found that garden centers sell this
product but seems to come in a large bag. So if you don’t need it for other
gardening you end up with way too much for the number of boxes that need
treatment. So there are some home remedies worth trying instead. Add a Bay
leaf or 2 under the nest. Ants dislike them. Or try a T of cinnamon under
the nest. Lift nest carefully and spread on floor. Ants detest cinnamon.
Who knew? Ants can be a problem for nest boxes now thru Aug when the
nesting season ends so carry supplies with you so you can treat boxes when
you see the ants. I avoid insect sprays and never recommend them around
bird nests. Do not use Tanglefoot!
Patrick Ready
BRAW President
Madison

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Date: 6/30/19 9:09 am
From: Dennis Casper <denncasp.wisbirder...>
Subject: [wisb] Urban Ecology Center Bird Walk, June 27, 2019
Urban Ecology Center, Riverside Park
1500 East Park Place, Milwaukee, WI 53211
414-964-8505, www.UrbanEcologyCenter.org
BIRD WALK
Thursdays, 8:00 am—10:00 am year round.
Free and Open to the Public, All Ages Welcome

Thursday, June 27, 2019
74 degrees
Sunny
15 birders

Total Species: 32

5 Mallard
8 Rock Pigeon
17 Chimney Swift
1 Ruby-throated Hummingbird
1 Herring Gull
3 Red-bellied Woodpecker
2 Downy Woodpecker
1 Peregrine Falcon
1 Eastern Wood-Pewee
1 Great Crested Flycatcher

2 Warbling Vireo
4 Red-eyed Vireo
1 Blue Jay
2 Northern Rough-winged Swallow
10 Barn Swallow
1 White-breasted Nuthatch
3 House Wren
3 Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
15 American Robin
4 Gray Catbird

2 Cedar Waxwing
6 American Goldfinch
6 Song Sparrow
1 Orchard Oriole
5 Baltimore Oriole
8 Red-winged Blackbird
3 Brown-headed Cowbird
25 Common Grackle
1 Common Yellowthroat
5 Northern Cardinal

4 Indigo Bunting
10 House Sparrow

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Date: 6/30/19 8:22 am
From: Bill Krouse <bkrouse1...>
Subject: [wisb] Re: Bluebird box with ants question
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Date: 6/30/19 8:06 am
From: Patrick Ready <birdsready...>
Subject: [wisb] Ants in nest box
Ants are a problem in nest boxes. As the young birds get bigger they move
around disturbing the ants. Then the ants bite the young birds. This may
not kill the chicks but surely not very pleasant for them. Treatments
include putting a T of diatomaceous earth under the nest. Gently lift the
nest up & spread it on the floor. I found that garden centers sell this
product but seems to come in a large bag. So if you don’t need it for other
gardening you end up with way too much for the number of boxes that need
treatment. So there are some home remedies worth trying instead. Add a Bay
leaf or 2 under the nest. Ants dislike them. Or try a T of cinnamon under
the nest. Lift nest carefully and spread on floor. Ants detest cinnamon.
Who knew? Ants can be a problem for nest boxes now thru Aug when the
nesting season ends so carry supplies with you so you can treat boxes when
you see the ants. I avoid insect sprays and never recommend them around
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Patrick Ready
BRAW President
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Date: 6/29/19 7:27 pm
From: Anne Moretti <amoretti...>
Subject: [wisb] Bluebird box with ants question
Hopefully, someone can answer this question for me.


This morning at the UWW Field Station in Oconomowoc where I monitor a
bluebird trail, I discovered a second nesting with 5 bluebird eggs.
Unfortunately there were lots of small ants swarming about. None were seen
with the first brood. At the time I wasn't prepared to deal with the
situation, and I wondered if the ants and bluebirds could co-exist? At home
I just removed a wren nest after the babies had fledged and discovered ants!
Apparently they didn't harm the chicks, though I have no idea how long the
ants had been in there.



Any advice would be appreciated.



Anne Moretti

Dousman, Waukesha Co





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Date: 6/29/19 5:19 pm
From: Jim Edlhuber <jimedlhuber...>
Subject: [wisb] Re: Great Horned Owlets not Barred Owl Owlets Sawyer Co. 6/28/19, some images...
Hi all,
Thanks for the note everyone on the correction, Great Horned Owlets, YES! I
should have looked at the book...:)

Jim Edlhuber
Town of Genesee Waukesha Co.

On Sat, Jun 29, 2019 at 5:47 PM Jim Edlhuber <jimedlhuber...> wrote:

> Hi all,
>
> While fishing along a shoreline in a boat in Sawyer County with my son and
> grandson, it was a sweet surprise to find a pair of Barred Owl owlets
> starring at us. Two days in a row these owlets were perched in the same
> area, a dark woodland along the shoreline. No adults were seen but I’m sure
> with the way these owlets eyes were moving around, looking, the adults were
> close by.
>
> A couple images of the Barred Owl owlets at the link below if you care to
> view them:
>
> *http://www.windowtowildlife.com/barred-owl-owlets-in-sawyer-county-wisconsin-on-june-28-2019/
> <http://www.windowtowildlife.com/barred-owl-owlets-in-sawyer-county-wisconsin-on-june-28-2019/>*
>
> Thanks and good birding,
>
> Jim Edlhuber
> Town of Genesee Waukesha Co.
>
>
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Date: 6/29/19 3:48 pm
From: Jim Edlhuber <jimedlhuber...>
Subject: [wisb] Barred Owl Owlets Sawyer Co. 6/28/19, some images...
Hi all,
While fishing along a shoreline in a boat in Sawyer County with my son and
grandson, it was a sweet surprise to find a pair of Barred Owl owlets
starring at us. Two days in a row these owlets were perched in the same
area, a dark woodland along the shoreline. No adults were seen but I’m sure
with the way these owlets eyes were moving around, looking, the adults were
close by.

A couple images of the Barred Owl owlets at the link below if you care to
view them:

*http://www.windowtowildlife.com/barred-owl-owlets-in-sawyer-county-wisconsin-on-june-28-2019/
<http://www.windowtowildlife.com/barred-owl-owlets-in-sawyer-county-wisconsin-on-june-28-2019/>*

Thanks and good birding,

Jim Edlhuber
Town of Genesee Waukesha Co.

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Date: 6/29/19 2:05 pm
From: Todd Sima <dmarc-noreply...> (Redacted sender todd_outdoors for DMARC)
Subject: [wisb] Whips
Hi Gretchen and Thanks for your reply.  This sound is not being made by a nighthawk.  The sound that I am referring to is the loud smacking sound from either a Chucks or Whip at the start of their song.  I am not sure if this is the same tongue clicking sound that Sibley refers to at the bottom of the page under Chucks.
So far I have three different birds that are at least 5 miles away from each other making the very loud smacking sound.  Because the song is different than the normal whip I want to find out what species, ( can both Chucks and Whips do it,) what sex and why they are doing it.
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Date: 6/29/19 10:41 am
From: Gretchen Newberry <dmarc-noreply...> (Redacted sender gretchen.newberry for DMARC)
Subject: [wisb] WHIPs
> Hi Todd,
>
> I moved to La Crosse last year after doing my graduate research on nighthawks in South Dakota and was excited to see someone in the area doing work on WHIPs. Regarding your question in clucks, I noticed both sexes of nighthawks will cluck when particularly threatened at their nest site or when I used playback at my mist nets. If you ever need a second pair of hands some night in your WHIP work, let me know.
>
> Gretchen Newberry

> On Jun 29, 2019, at 12:06 AM, FreeLists Mailing List Manager <ecartis...> wrote:
>
> wisbirdn Digest Fri, 28 Jun 2019 Volume: 12 Issue: 173
>
> In This Issue:
> [wisb] ID of fledgling raptor
> [wisb] Fledged Raptor ID
> [wisb] Don't Bite My Crotch!
> [wisb] Clarification Wanted
> [wisb] A reminder about Wisbirdn rules
> [wisb] Re: Fledged Raptor ID
> [wisb] Re: Fledged Raptor ID
>
> ----------------------------------------------------------------------
>
> From: Robert Mead <carolbob7...>
> Date: Fri, 28 Jun 2019 15:01:00 -0500
> Subject: [wisb] ID of fledgling raptor
>
> Hello:
> I am looking for an ID if this prematurely fledged raptor.
> Thanks for your help.
> Bob Mead
> Brown county
>
>
>
> ------------------------------
>
> From: Robert Mead <carolbob7...>
> Date: Fri, 28 Jun 2019 15:07:36 -0500
> Subject: [wisb] Fledged Raptor ID
>
> https://www.flickr.com/photos/114888117@N08/48146349106/in/dateposted-public/
>
> here is the link.
> Bob Mead
>
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> Date: Fri, 28 Jun 2019 20:41:31 +0000 (UTC)
> From: "Todd Sima" <dmarc-noreply...> (Redacted sender
> Subject: [wisb] Don't Bite My Crotch!
>
> Hi Guys,While I was doing some muskrat research this happened. Check it out.
> All Nature All The Time - Don't Bite My Crotch!
> Don't BITE My Crotch!!!
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> |
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>
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> Don't BITE My Crotch!!!
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> Real Life in the Outdoors.
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> Todd SimaRichland County
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>
> ------------------------------
>
> Date: Fri, 28 Jun 2019 20:58:29 +0000 (UTC)
> From: "Todd Sima" <dmarc-noreply...> (Redacted sender
> Subject: [wisb] Clarification Wanted
>
> Hi Guys,
> I have been doing some Whip research this spring and need some help with the Tongue Clicking or Cluck. My Sibley Guide to Birds says at the bottom of the page for Chuck wills widow that they make the sound but there is no reference to it under the eastern whips. Do both species make the sound?
> I am really interested in who makes the sound. Male or female? Do they do it all the time or just at certain times?
> I have sat at around 20 different sites for an hour at each site and had good results. I have had that super loud smacking sound at three sites. I have had one whip land 7 feet from my truck and another at 12 feet. The one at 12 feet made around 20 short flight to catch bugs and landed right back in the same spot. It would Croak after every flight. I felt like a goofball, softly and repeatedly saying Hi to this crazy bird and But it was a nite to remember.
> Thanks for your Clarification,Todd SimaRichland County
>
> ------------------------------
>
> Date: Fri, 28 Jun 2019 21:15:39 +0000 (UTC)
> From: Peter Fissel <pfissel...>
> Subject: [wisb] A reminder about Wisbirdn rules
>
> It's been a while since I issued a reminder that no attachments of any kind (especially photos) are allowed on Wisbirdn. This also includes graphics as part of a signature block, etc. The Freelists servers will block any such attachments as a protection against embedded malware. If you would like to post a photo that folks can look at, you must provide a link to an online album, blog, or photo-hosting website.
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> From: Thomas Erdman <ErdT4...>
> Subject: [wisb] Re: Fledged Raptor ID
> Date: Fri, 28 Jun 2019 21:36:47 +0000
>
> Kestrel
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> T. Erdman
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> https://www.flickr.com/photos/114888117@N08/48146349106/in/dateposted-public/
>
> here is the link.
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> From: Owen Hanson <wely09...>
> Date: Fri, 28 Jun 2019 17:29:34 -0500
> Subject: [wisb] Re: Fledged Raptor ID
>
> If the parents are not still caring for the bird it needs to get to a
> rescue group like R.E.G.I. or it will die.
> Owen Hanson
> Stevens Point, WI
>
>> On Fri, Jun 28, 2019 at 4:37 PM Thomas Erdman <ErdT4...> wrote:
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Date: 6/29/19 5:12 am
From: tracy chiconas <dmarc-noreply...> (Redacted sender tchiconas for DMARC)
Subject: [wisb] Re: Fledged Raptor ID
  I watched this years Wisconsin Kestrel livestream cam where four chicks recently & successfully fledged. They were more developed then this chick by several weeks; that is a long time for a chick to remain on the ground. Kestrels nest in preexisting cavities (like hollows in trees, old owl/woodpecker nest sites) or in structures (like barns). They do not use any nesting material. If you can observe the chick from a distance & see that it is not being fed by a parent i think it should be taken immediately to a rescue. Because of the amount of time the chick has left to develop, my unprofessional opinion would be to take the bird to a rescue. The most ideal situation (again, in my unprofessional opinion) would to be to place the bird back in it's nest. It is highly unlikely that this is the only chick of this brood. You should be able to see an adult fly to the nest to help you locate it. This will not disturb the care of the other chicks.

  I do not see your county listed, so i can not look up raptor rescues in your area, but i'm sure it is easy to find them.

best of luck! I love these tiny adorable mighty hunters.

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If the parents are not still caring for the bird it needs to get to a
rescue group like R.E.G.I. or it will die.
Owen Hanson
Stevens Point, WI

On Fri, Jun 28, 2019 at 4:37 PM Thomas Erdman <ErdT4...> wrote:

> Kestrel
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Date: 6/28/19 3:30 pm
From: Owen Hanson <wely09...>
Subject: [wisb] Re: Fledged Raptor ID
If the parents are not still caring for the bird it needs to get to a
rescue group like R.E.G.I. or it will die.
Owen Hanson
Stevens Point, WI

On Fri, Jun 28, 2019 at 4:37 PM Thomas Erdman <ErdT4...> wrote:

> Kestrel
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> T. Erdman
>
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Date: 6/28/19 2:37 pm
From: Thomas Erdman <ErdT4...>
Subject: [wisb] Re: Fledged Raptor ID
Kestrel

T. Erdman

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https://www.flickr.com/photos/114888117@N08/48146349106/in/dateposted-public/

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Date: 6/28/19 2:17 pm
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Subject: [wisb] A reminder about Wisbirdn rules
It's been a while since I issued a reminder that no attachments of any kind (especially photos) are allowed on Wisbirdn.  This also includes graphics as part of a signature block, etc. The Freelists servers will block any such attachments as a protection against embedded malware.  If you would like to post a photo that folks can look at, you must provide a link to an online album, blog, or photo-hosting website.  
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Date: 6/28/19 1:59 pm
From: Todd Sima <dmarc-noreply...> (Redacted sender todd_outdoors for DMARC)
Subject: [wisb] Clarification Wanted
Hi Guys,
I have been doing some Whip research this spring and need some help with the Tongue Clicking or Cluck.  My Sibley Guide to Birds says at the bottom of the page for Chuck wills widow that they make the sound but there is no reference to it under the eastern whips.  Do both species make the sound?  
I am really interested in who makes the sound.  Male or female?  Do they do it all the time or just at certain times?
I have sat at around 20 different sites for an hour at each site and had good results.  I have had that super loud smacking sound at three sites.  I have had one whip land 7 feet from my truck and another at 12 feet.  The one at 12 feet made around 20 short flight to catch bugs and landed right back in the same spot. It would Croak after every flight.  I felt like a goofball, softly and repeatedly saying Hi to this crazy bird and  But it was a nite to remember.
Thanks for your Clarification,Todd SimaRichland County
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Date: 6/28/19 1:42 pm
From: Todd Sima <dmarc-noreply...> (Redacted sender todd_outdoors for DMARC)
Subject: [wisb] Don't Bite My Crotch!
Hi Guys,While I was doing some muskrat research this happened.  Check it out.
All Nature All The Time - Don't Bite My Crotch!
Don't BITE My Crotch!!!
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Date: 6/28/19 1:08 pm
From: Robert Mead <carolbob7...>
Subject: [wisb] Fledged Raptor ID
https://www.flickr.com/photos/114888117@N08/48146349106/in/dateposted-public/

here is the link.
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Date: 6/28/19 1:01 pm
From: Robert Mead <carolbob7...>
Subject: [wisb] ID of fledgling raptor
Hello:
I am looking for an ID if this prematurely fledged raptor.
Thanks for your help.
Bob Mead
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Date: 6/27/19 1:03 pm
From: Jim Freiberg <jfreiberg80...>
Subject: [wisb] Re: Bird ID
Thanks to all for the info Jim Freiberg Fond du Lac County
On Thu, Jun 27, 2019 at 12:49 PM Jeff Baughman <jlbirder...> wrote:

> I would agree with the previous responder's ID; Great Crested Flycatcher.
> Great Crested Flycatcher belongs to the *Myiarchus *family of
> flycatchers. The US has 4 regularly occurring species - Dusky-capped,
> Ash-throated, Great Crested, and Brown-crested, with the Great Crested
> being the only regular eastern US species.
>
> *Myiarchus *flycatchers forage primarily around and within the forest
> canopy. In addition to flying insects, all have been recorded as taking
> vertebrate prey, mostly small reptiles. All have similar breeding
> biology; a bulky nest constructed within a tree hole or other cavity such
> as a birdhouse with a large opening. I've seen nests of Great Crested
> Flycatchers with a shed snakeskin weaved into their nest.
>
> The Yellow-bellied Flycatcher belongs to the *Empidonax *family of
> flycatchers. This group is notoriously difficult to identify because they
> all look so incredibly the same. They are a much smaller bird than the *Myiarchus
> *family of birds and all are a drab olive to brownish-olive, with paler
> underparts. They also sport eye rings (from bold to almost unnoticeable)
> and each species have two pale wing bars. They are best ID'd by their
> song/call and by habitat during the nesting season. Some nest low or on the
> ground (Yellow-bellied Flycatcher - in wet coniferous forests, bogs, and
> swamps of northern WI into Canada), low in shrubs (Willow and Alder -
> throughout much of our state in wet shrubby habitat), while others nest
> anywhere from low to high in deciduous forests (Acadian and Least).
>
> Jeff Baughman
> Campbellsport
> Fond du Lac County
>
>
>
> On Wed, Jun 26, 2019 at 8:18 PM Travis Moore <dmarc-noreply...>
> wrote:
>
>> like a great crested flycatcher to me. Admittedly the head looks
>> unusually flat on this individual. Perhaps a juvenile?
>> Travis MooreBrillion, Calumet County
>> On Wednesday, June 26, 2019, 5:47:05 PM CDT, Jim Freiberg <
>> <jfreiberg80...> wrote:
>>
>> Sorry try this link.
>>
>> https://photos.google.com/share/AF1QipNE1_MmSQgx1Ub5OBCx-eIAy70hf-xWA9-137boYbys
>> QTl_aPHz9O_Z48TM1xScXw?key=bXZvQnpCOHN5NGtwTS1zM0Y3ZTBLZUYycmVjdHl3
>> <https://photos.google.com/share/AF1QipNE1_MmSQgx1Ub5OBCx-eIAy70hf-xWA9-137boYbysQTl_aPHz9O_Z48TM1xScXw?key=bXZvQnpCOHN5NGtwTS1zM0Y3ZTBLZUYycmVjdHl3>
>> Jim Freiberg
>> Fond du Lac County
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Date: 6/27/19 10:50 am
From: Jeff Baughman <jlbirder...>
Subject: [wisb] Re: Bird ID
I would agree with the previous responder's ID; Great Crested Flycatcher.
Great Crested Flycatcher belongs to the *Myiarchus *family of flycatchers.
The US has 4 regularly occurring species - Dusky-capped, Ash-throated,
Great Crested, and Brown-crested, with the Great Crested being the only
regular eastern US species.
*Myiarchus *flycatchers forage primarily around and within the forest
canopy. In addition to flying insects, all have been recorded as taking
vertebrate prey, mostly small reptiles. All have similar breeding biology;
a bulky nest constructed within a tree hole or other cavity such as a
birdhouse with a large opening. I've seen nests of Great Crested
Flycatchers with a shed snakeskin weaved into their nest.

The Yellow-bellied Flycatcher belongs to the *Empidonax *family of
flycatchers. This group is notoriously difficult to identify because they
all look so incredibly the same. They are a much smaller bird than the
*Myiarchus
*family of birds and all are a drab olive to brownish-olive, with paler
underparts. They also sport eye rings (from bold to almost unnoticeable)
and each species have two pale wing bars. They are best ID'd by their
song/call and by habitat during the nesting season. Some nest low or on the
ground (Yellow-bellied Flycatcher - in wet coniferous forests, bogs, and
swamps of northern WI into Canada), low in shrubs (Willow and Alder -
throughout much of our state in wet shrubby habitat), while others nest
anywhere from low to high in deciduous forests (Acadian and Least).

Jeff Baughman
Campbellsport
Fond du Lac County



On Wed, Jun 26, 2019 at 8:18 PM Travis Moore <dmarc-noreply...>
wrote:

> like a great crested flycatcher to me. Admittedly the head looks
> unusually flat on this individual. Perhaps a juvenile?
> Travis MooreBrillion, Calumet County
> On Wednesday, June 26, 2019, 5:47:05 PM CDT, Jim Freiberg <
> <jfreiberg80...> wrote:
>
> Sorry try this link.
>
> https://photos.google.com/share/AF1QipNE1_MmSQgx1Ub5OBCx-eIAy70hf-xWA9-137boYbys
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Date: 6/26/19 6:18 pm
From: Travis Moore <dmarc-noreply...> (Redacted sender travismoore98 for DMARC)
Subject: [wisb] Re: Bird ID
like a great crested flycatcher to me.  Admittedly the head looks unusually flat on this individual.  Perhaps a juvenile?
Travis MooreBrillion, Calumet County
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Sorry try this link.
https://photos.google.com/share/AF1QipNE1_MmSQgx1Ub5OBCx-eIAy70hf-xWA9-137boYbys
QTl_aPHz9O_Z48TM1xScXw?key=bXZvQnpCOHN5NGtwTS1zM0Y3ZTBLZUYycmVjdHl3
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Date: 6/26/19 5:42 pm
From: Karen Etter Hale <dmarc-noreply...> (Redacted sender chimneyswift1 for DMARC)
Subject: [wisb] Re: Bird ID
Also, Yellow-bellied nest on or near the ground, while Great-crested nests in holes - or in boxes such as this one is probably investigating. My friends had a Great-crested nest in their Wood Duck house either last year or the year before.
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> On Jun 26, 2019, at 6:10 PM, Jym Mooney & Carol Lee Hopkins <hopmoon...> wrote:
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> I think you have a Great Crested Flycatcher here. A Yellow-bellied
> Flycatcher doesn't have the bright sunny yellow that this bird has, and
> the overall structure of the bird fits a Great Crested FC better.
>
> Jym Mooney, Milwaukee
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>> Sorry try this link.
>> https://photos.google.com/share/AF1QipNE1_MmSQgx1Ub5OBCx-eIAy70hf-xWA9-137boYbys
>> QTl_aPHz9O_Z48TM1xScXw?key=bXZvQnpCOHN5NGtwTS1zM0Y3ZTBLZUYycmVjdHl3
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Date: 6/26/19 5:24 pm
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Subject: [wisb] Horicon marsh
I spent a part of the early morning checking out the birds along 49 and Legend Rd. The latter was quiet. There was nice activity along 49 with the shorebird habitat looking quite good. I had a lone Lesser Yellowlegs on the north pond----a small beginning for the fall shorebird migration. The best however was great views of one Glossy Ibis on the south side of the road. It first was in the channel just east of the south pond. Later I found it had moved to the first pond west of the pump station, and still later it was no longer seen. The bird was actively feeding and often would fly up, circle and land in a new part of the ponds. Viewing time was between 7:00 and about 8:00. Good luck.
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Date: 6/26/19 4:10 pm
From: Jym Mooney & Carol Lee Hopkins <hopmoon...>
Subject: [wisb] Re: Bird ID
I think you have a Great Crested Flycatcher here.  A Yellow-bellied
Flycatcher doesn't have the bright sunny yellow that this bird has, and
the overall structure of the bird fits a Great Crested FC better.

Jym Mooney, Milwaukee

On 6/26/2019 5:45 PM, Jim Freiberg wrote:
> Sorry try this link.
> https://photos.google.com/share/AF1QipNE1_MmSQgx1Ub5OBCx-eIAy70hf-xWA9-137boYbys
> QTl_aPHz9O_Z48TM1xScXw?key=bXZvQnpCOHN5NGtwTS1zM0Y3ZTBLZUYycmVjdHl3
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Date: 6/26/19 3:46 pm
From: Jim Freiberg <jfreiberg80...>
Subject: [wisb] Bird ID
Sorry try this link.
https://photos.google.com/share/AF1QipNE1_MmSQgx1Ub5OBCx-eIAy70hf-xWA9-137boYbys
QTl_aPHz9O_Z48TM1xScXw?key=bXZvQnpCOHN5NGtwTS1zM0Y3ZTBLZUYycmVjdHl3
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Date: 6/26/19 7:48 am
From: Jim Freiberg <jfreiberg80...>
Subject: [wisb] Bird ID
Can anyone help ID this bird for me. I am struggling Maybe a yellow Bellied
Flycatcher. Thanks, Jim Freiberg St. Kilian Fond du Lac County
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Date: 6/24/19 1:14 pm
From: Diane Packett <diane.packett...>
Subject: [wisb] Join us to band Common Terns
Hello everyone,

DNR biologists and River Raptors team members Sumner Matteson and Daryl Christensen will be banding Common Tern chicks on Lake Puckaway in Green Lake County, and are offering 6 people (3 people per trip) the chance to participate as a fundraising activity for the Birdathon/Bird Protection Fund. Guests will boat with them out to the tern nesting platforms on converted pontoon boats, and help round up chicks, hold them and assist with banding. Trips will be July 1 and July 9 (rain dates July 2 and July 10) from 9 AM til approximately 1 PM. They'll visit a heron rookery after the banding. For $250 pp, you can be a bird biologist alongside Sumner and Daryl! They are bird (and fish) experts and love to share their knowledge.


There are 4 spots still open, two on each day. Please let me know if you would like to join these adventures, or if you have questions--by Friday for the July 1st trip since I'll be away for a few days; next week is okay for the July 9th trip.


See you in the field!


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Date: 6/23/19 6:58 pm
From: Seegert, Greg <dmarc-noreply...> (Redacted sender gseegert for DMARC)
Subject: [wisb] Africa trip (long)
Wisbirders
Jann and I returned a couple of days ago from a 10-day trip to northern Tanzania. For those who only want to hear about birds in WI, either close your eyes or hit the delete key.

I'll start with an overview. I hired Tanzania Birding and Beyond because I met their lead guide (Anthony Raphael) last year on the ABA-sponsored trip to Tanzania. He is probably the top guide in E Africa. When Noah Stryker was doing his world big year a couple of years ago, he used Anthony for his E African guide.

We had to go in mid-June to accommodate the schedule of my step-daughter and her husband. This meant that both the large mammal and bird migrations were over. However, we still saw all the hoped for critters----lions, leopards, cheetahs, 4 kinds of monkeys/baboons, 14 spp of antelope (2 more than last year), hippos, one rhino, elephants, zebra, jackals, bat-eared fox, hyaena, crocs, warthog, 3 spp of mongoose, and a couple kinds of bats. So even after the big mammal migration is over, there is still lots to see.

As usual, Mt Kilimanjaro was obscured by clouds but on our flight home we went over it and finally saw "the snows of Kilimanjaro".

A couple of other things, this is great trip for anyone with limited mobility because 95% of the viewing is from a land cruiser. I have a torn MCL so I appreciated the lack of walking. I saw 317 spp of birds including 74 spp that I did not see last year. Raptors were one of the most diverse groups being represented by 24 spp. If you like hawks/eagles/vultures, then you'll like E Africa. There were 17 spp of weavers, 9 Cisticolas, and 8 sunbirds.

Here's a breakdown by area of what we saw. The first 2 nights we stayed at the Ngaresero Lodge. There were lots of birds on the grounds including giant kingfisher, African black duck, Verreaux's eagle-owl (biggest owl in Africa), and grosbeak weaver. On our first full day, we visited Arusha NP. Best birds here were Narina trogon, Macoa duck, Hartlaub's turaco, and both lesser and greater flamingos.

The next 2 days were at Tarangire NP. This park has the highest density of elephants in Africa. Also saw lots of giraffes and a herd of about 25 fringe-eared oryx ( a very rare antelope). Also saw a cheetah with a cub. Best birds were various raptors including tawny eagle and crowned eagle.

The next 4 days were at 2 lodges on the Serengeti Plain. We saw all the big cats here including a leopard with a cub. Lots of birds here with some of the best being Kori's bustard (heaviest flying bird in Africa), buff-crested bustard, cliff chat, African skimmer, two spp of nightjars, violet-tipped courser, Allen's gallinule, secretary birds, water thick knee, and red-throated tit.

Spent a day on the floor of the Ngorongoro Crater. On the drive from the crater rim to the floor, we saw an anteater chat. On the rim I saw a Montane white-eye. The eye ring on this bird is enormous. It just glows.

Then spent a day at Lake Manyara NP. Tons of birds here including 2 spp of pelicans, pied and malachite kingfishers, black heron, and both crowned and silvery cheeked hornbills.

Spent a couple of hours at Gibbs Farm, a $1000/night lodge that features huge cottages. Good birds here were Ruppel's robin-chat and brown-headed apalis.

On our last morning, Anthony and I walked a little used gravel road. Here we added bare-eyed thrush and spectacled weaver.

On the way to the airport, we had lunch at the cultural museum in Arusha. Here I found a white-throated bee-eater.

In summary, northern Tanzania has a lot to offer. You'll see many critters...large and small and, depending on the time of your visit, you should see 300-360 spp of birds during a 10 day visit.

Greg Seegert
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Date: 6/22/19 5:27 pm
From: Todd Sima <dmarc-noreply...> (Redacted sender todd_outdoors for DMARC)
Subject: [wisb] Woodcock Baby and Bath!
Hi guys, I just put up a video of that baby Woodcock that I found in Iowa, county a week ago.  I also added a video of an adult taking a bath to it.  You can see it wash one side of it's head at a time.  
All Nature   All The Time -  Woodcock Baby and Bath!
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Date: 6/22/19 8:42 am
From: Judith Huf <judith_huf...>
Subject: [wisb] Re: LBBG not California Gull Grant Park
Thanks for the update. Now I don’t have to run down to look for it. LOL. I think Jym, you spent too much time in California recently.
Judith Huf
Milwaukee

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I'll let others comment further but Amar says Lesser black backed.
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Date: 6/22/19 8:23 am
From: Jennifer Ambrose <jenthreat...>
Subject: [wisb] LBBG not California Gull Grant Park
I'll let others comment further but Amar says Lesser black backed.
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Date: 6/22/19 7:54 am
From: Aaron Holschbach <aholschbach...>
Subject: [wisb] Blue Grosbeak and Yellow-breasted Chat - Spring Green Preserve
This morning a BLUE GROSBEAK was present again at the Spring Green
Preserve. I was able to get distant views while it sang from the top of
some shrubs to the north of the trail, near the base of the bluff. Another
birder I talked to got close looks at the bird near the parking lot before
I arrived.
A bonus bird this morning was a YELLOW-BREASTED CHAT which started singing
while I was walking back to my car. This bird was also singing from the
shrubs along the base of the bluff, a couple hundred yards east of the Blue
Grosbeak’s location. At one point I could hear both birds singing at the
same time.

Aaron Holschbach
Waunakee

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Date: 6/22/19 7:14 am
From: Jennifer Ambrose <jenthreat...>
Subject: [wisb] California Gull Grant Park
Jym Mooney found a California Gull at Grant Park Beach. 2nd/ 3rd cycle.
Present now on sandbar.
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Date: 6/21/19 1:38 pm
From: Tom Wood <tcwood729...>
Subject: [wisb] Ibis update, Horicon NWR, Dodge County
Two Glossy Ibises have been off again, on again at the "Ibis pond" which is
seen on the south side of STH 49 approximately 1/4 mile west of the
historical marker (which is on the north side of STH 49).
The "Ibis pond" is a wet area in cattail stubble, and this afternoon,
sometimes the birds were in the center of the wet area, and at other times
they foraged up against the grass which is at the edge of the pond.
The two Glossy Ibises had a companion today, a single White-faced Ibis, and
they sometimes fed side-by-side.
East of the pumphouse, two Trumpeter Swans have a family with 7 cygnets.
Sometimes the swans are quite close to the road, but this afternoon they
were at the back of the pond. The cygnets are growing rapidly and seem to be
doing well.
Thomas Wood, Menomonee Falls, Waukesha County



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Date: 6/21/19 12:15 pm
From: William Mueller <wpmueller1947...>
Subject: [wisb] State of Canada’s Birds 2019 report
The State of Canada’s Birds 2019 report
<http://nabci.net/wp-content/uploads/39-004-Canada-State-of-Birds_EN_WEB-1.pdf>
draws on almost 50 years of data to describe the changing health of
Canada’s bird populations. This collaborative report was produced by the
North American Bird Conservation Initiative (NABCI-Canada), under the
leadership of Environment and Climate Change Canada
<https://www.canada.ca/en/services/environment/wildlife-plants-species/migratory-birds.html>,
Bird Studies Canada <https://www.birdscanada.org/>, Ducks Unlimited Canada
<https://www.ducks.ca/>, and Nature Canada <https://naturecanada.ca/>.
Populations of shorebirds, grassland birds, and aerial insectivores have
rapidly declined, while waterfowl and birds of prey populations have
recovered from historical lows. These results represent both a call for
conservation action and a testament to what we can achieve when we work
together. Each of us can make the transformative changes outlined in this
report to ensure a healthier Canada for both birds and people.
READ THE FULL REPORT HERE!
<http://nabci.net/wp-content/uploads/39-004-Canada-State-of-Birds_EN_WEB-1.pdf>

William P. Mueller

Director, Western Great Lakes Bird and Bat Observatory, Inc.

Observatory online: https://wglbbo.org

Midwest Migration Network (MMN) Leadership Team

MMN online: https://midwestmigrationnetwork.org

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Date: 6/20/19 7:50 pm
From: <WHolton...>
Subject: [wisb] kenosha county airport Pied-billed Grebe young breeding bird survey
There is a large pond to the south of the Kenosha County Airport south
of Hyw 158( 52nd street), but north of the road on the airport property
there is a smaller pond that was the real gem last Sunday. Pied-billed
Grebe young, Common Gallinule and Great Egrets.
Thanks to Mike Wanger for spotting these.
There is not good parking.

I recommend birders consider helping out with the breeding bird survey
by contacting a county coordinator and going where needed. We did that
last weekend by contacting Jennifer W. the Kenosha County Coordinator
and had a great adventure investigating places we would never happen
upon.

Bill Holton
Milwaukee
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Date: 6/20/19 1:00 pm
From: Steve <stevethiessen...>
Subject: [wisb] Re: Western Kingbird at Mounds View Grassland, Iowa County - 6/16


I birded the location for an hour 7=8, this morning. Lots of great birds, but no Western Kingbird. I also drove to the bottom the hill, on Mound View Road. I glassed for 15 minutes. Steve Thiessen Stoughton Dane Co.

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From: Aaron Balogh
Sent: Thursday, June 20, 2019 9:25 AM
To: Kyle Lindemer
Cc: Birders
Subject: [wisb] Re: Western Kingbird at Mounds View Grassland, Iowa County - 6/16

Thanks all for the info. Perhaps I will chase this weekend. Maybe it has
set up a territory? Seems too early yet for any wayward hatch year birds
and looks like an adult.
-Aaron Balogh
Middleton, WI

On Wed, Jun 19, 2019 at 11:40 AM Kyle Lindemer <kyle.lindemer...>
wrote:

> Aaron,
>
> The last report I see was from yesterday morning. Follow the Wisconsin
> Rare Bird Alert Facebook page for all of the updates.
>
> Kyle Lindemer
> Dane County
>
> Sent from my iPhone
>
> > On Jun 19, 2019, at 10:38, Aaron Balogh <crotalus269...> wrote:
> >
> > Hello Birders,
> > I must have missed this on the WI rare bird alert but looks like an
> > anonymous eBird user had a Western Kingbird at the Mounds View Grassland
> > (Schurch-Thompson Prairie) off of County F in Iowa County on 6/16. They
> > posted an excellent photo of the bird. Has anyone had a chance to follow
> > up on this? I was out there with my parents that day and must have
> missed
> > it.
> >
> >
> > -Aaron Balogh
> > Middleton, WI
> >
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Date: 6/20/19 7:25 am
From: Aaron Balogh <crotalus269...>
Subject: [wisb] Re: Western Kingbird at Mounds View Grassland, Iowa County - 6/16
Thanks all for the info. Perhaps I will chase this weekend. Maybe it has
set up a territory? Seems too early yet for any wayward hatch year birds
and looks like an adult.
-Aaron Balogh
Middleton, WI

On Wed, Jun 19, 2019 at 11:40 AM Kyle Lindemer <kyle.lindemer...>
wrote:

> Aaron,
>
> The last report I see was from yesterday morning. Follow the Wisconsin
> Rare Bird Alert Facebook page for all of the updates.
>
> Kyle Lindemer
> Dane County
>
> Sent from my iPhone
>
> > On Jun 19, 2019, at 10:38, Aaron Balogh <crotalus269...> wrote:
> >
> > Hello Birders,
> > I must have missed this on the WI rare bird alert but looks like an
> > anonymous eBird user had a Western Kingbird at the Mounds View Grassland
> > (Schurch-Thompson Prairie) off of County F in Iowa County on 6/16. They
> > posted an excellent photo of the bird. Has anyone had a chance to follow
> > up on this? I was out there with my parents that day and must have
> missed
> > it.
> >
> >
> > -Aaron Balogh
> > Middleton, WI
> >
> >
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Date: 6/19/19 7:13 pm
From: Aaron Holschbach <aholschbach...>
Subject: [wisb] Atlasing at Baxter’s Hollow Today - Sauk Co.
I figured it was getting to be the perfect time to year to get out and do
some Breeding Bird Atlasing at Baxter’s Hollow. I spent a little over an
hour there today and I was not disappointed.
I parked in the first lot and walked the road to the north. Before the
first bridge crossing I found a WOOD THRUSH on a nest. While I was trying
to determine if the nest had eggs or young I had a rather upset singing
male BLACK-AND-WHITE WARBLER, a singing male CHESTNUT-SIDED WARBER, and a
pair of agitated VEERYS at this location. I wanted to try to confirm
breeding for these warbler species, which I wasn’t able to, but in the
process I came across a family of WINTER WRENS, and was lucky to watch the
parents feeding four fidgety youngsters. It was also nice to hear the male
Winter Wren’s song at close range every few minutes. At the same time I
had noticed a female RUBY-THROATED HUMMINGBIRD repeatedly flying under the
bridge and then off into the woods. I watched her a bit closer and saw
that each trip she was catching flying insects from a swarm over the
stream, and then flying off to her nest hidden somewhere upstream.

After the bonanza of of breeding confirmations at this first stop I
continued walking north along the road. At the next lot on the left I
heard a song that sounded like a possible Worm-eating Warbler (if it was a
Worm-eating I never found it), so I crossed the steam and went a short
distance west into the forest. I was immediately greeted by the song of a
BLACK-THROATED GREEN WARBLER, which came down from the tall pines to
investigate my presence. After a minute it began chasing another small
bird, which turned out to be a male BLACKBURNIAN WARBLER. I spent the next
20 minutes trying to confirm breeding for either of these two warblers as
they took turns singing and chasing each other off their territories, but
once again I was unsuccessful confirming any warblers. While I watched
these warblers I did have a LOUISIANA WATERTHRUSH start singing nearby,
then had a HAIRY WOODPECKER come in carrying food, and also found an
ACADIAN FLYCATCHER sitting in a nest with eggs.

Below is a link to my eBird checklist which includes a few photos from
today.

https://ebird.org/atlaswi/view/checklist/S57518260

It’s a great time of year to get out and get those breeding confirmations
for the Atlas. I just wish I would have had more time. I only covered about
half the distance up into Baxter’s Hollow that I was planning on, so
hopefully I can make it back there again soon.

Aaron Holschbach
Waunakee

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Date: 6/19/19 4:29 pm
From: Hyndla Kensdottir <dmarc-noreply...> (Redacted sender hyndla53704 for DMARC)
Subject: [wisb] Re: The missing link...I hope
The sedge wren photo captures their perky personality.  Not much is known about these birds. I saw two interacting, possibly courtship related, on the Marshall, CE block but have not seen them again.  Maybe their young ones will be as clueless as most fledglings and I will get to see them this summer.
Pam SkaarMadison
On Wednesday, June 19, 2019, 05:30:04 PM CDT, Joe Riederer <wisbird.riederer...> wrote:

Red-tailed Hawk  vs Kingbird
https://drive.google.com/open?id47knr1wzE38ZOEQDFd22ooEay-eBiwx

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Date: 6/19/19 3:29 pm
From: Joe Riederer <wisbird.riederer...>
Subject: [wisb] The missing link...I hope
Red-tailed Hawk vs Kingbird
https://drive.google.com/open?id=1847knr1wzE38ZOEQDFd22ooEay-eBiwx


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Date: 6/19/19 3:02 pm
From: Tom Schultz <trschultz...>
Subject: [wisb] Re: Two ID questions and a share.
Cool photos, Joe (although the last link didn't seem to work for me... ).

Your first bird appears to be a Sedge Wren, which has a more streaked crown
than a Marsh Wren, along with some other differences. I would agree with
your ID of the second bird as a male Brewer's Blackbird -- very nice shot!

Tom Schultz
Green Lake Co.


-----Original Message-----
From: Joe Riederer
Sent: Wednesday, June 19, 2019 4:35 PM
To: <wisbirdn...>
Subject: [wisb] Two ID questions and a share.

I have two ID questions and a share.
Question 1: Is this a marsh wren

https://drive.google.com/open?id=1Pm29tTsQ0uG6KlV6TM6WMgOp0z87-AeM

Question 2: Is this a Brewer’s Blackbird

https://drive.google.com/open?id=1l6GafRlYXlz-jkGeMU8jARcongx8Iyun

Share: Red-tailed Hawk vs Kingbird

https://drive.google.com/open?id=1yShnapBxUBgcT__6pGNrRHiv4E49xVxL

https://drive.google.com/open?id47knr1wzE38ZOEQDFd22ooEay-eBiwx

Thanks for any help you can provide
--
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Town of Grant, Portage County
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Date: 6/19/19 2:36 pm
From: Joe Riederer <wisbird.riederer...>
Subject: [wisb] Two ID questions and a share.
I have two ID questions and a share.
Question 1: Is this a marsh wren

https://drive.google.com/open?id=1Pm29tTsQ0uG6KlV6TM6WMgOp0z87-AeM

Question 2: Is this a Brewer’s Blackbird

https://drive.google.com/open?id=1l6GafRlYXlz-jkGeMU8jARcongx8Iyun

Share: Red-tailed Hawk vs Kingbird

https://drive.google.com/open?id=1yShnapBxUBgcT__6pGNrRHiv4E49xVxL

https://drive.google.com/open?id47knr1wzE38ZOEQDFd22ooEay-eBiwx

Thanks for any help you can provide
--
Joe Riederer
Town of Grant, Portage County
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Date: 6/19/19 10:05 am
From: Jeff Virant <rainbow...>
Subject: [wisb] Trumpeter Cygnet, Deer Park, Polk County
Hi all,
Just reporting in with an update regarding our "singleton" Trumpeter Swan cygnet born on Rainbow Pond a few days ago. It is fascinating to see and hear the parents swimming around the pond very close together with their little white puffball between them while making clucking sounds. All appear well. They occasionally all climb back into the original nest on the muskrat lodge (including the cygnet).

Best birding.

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Deer Park, WI, Polk County
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Date: 6/19/19 9:41 am
From: Kyle Lindemer <kyle.lindemer...>
Subject: [wisb] Re: Western Kingbird at Mounds View Grassland, Iowa County - 6/16
Aaron,

The last report I see was from yesterday morning. Follow the Wisconsin Rare Bird Alert Facebook page for all of the updates.

Kyle Lindemer
Dane County

Sent from my iPhone

> On Jun 19, 2019, at 10:38, Aaron Balogh <crotalus269...> wrote:
>
> Hello Birders,
> I must have missed this on the WI rare bird alert but looks like an
> anonymous eBird user had a Western Kingbird at the Mounds View Grassland
> (Schurch-Thompson Prairie) off of County F in Iowa County on 6/16. They
> posted an excellent photo of the bird. Has anyone had a chance to follow
> up on this? I was out there with my parents that day and must have missed
> it.
>
>
> -Aaron Balogh
> Middleton, WI
>
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Date: 6/19/19 9:11 am
From: Dale Bonk <debunkshy...>
Subject: [wisb] Re: Western Kingbird at Mounds View Grassland, Iowa County - 6/16
I took a brief, unsuccessful, look at there yesterday about 7pm, but didn't
really linger. The gnats/black flies in the prairie have been atrocious the
past couple of weeks, including yesterday, and I just didn't have the
patience to withstand them long. But I bird the property fairly regularly,
so will certainly keep an eye open for this fellow.
Dale Bonk
Mount Horeb, Dane


On Wed, Jun 19, 2019 at 10:56 AM Aaron Holschbach <aholschbach...>
wrote:

> Aaron,
> I got to see the Western Kingbird on Monday afternoon. I know it was still
> present on Tuesday morning, but haven't heard if anyone found it yesterday
> afternoon or this morning.
> When I saw the Western Kingbird it was a short distance west of the west
> property line, across a short cut hay field. There is a fence that runs
> diagonally to the NW that the Kingbird was perching on, and from
> which fly-catching. Unfortunately, there is a hill in the middle of the
> hay field that blocks your view of half of more of this fence line, so when
> the bird would move further to the NW it would be out of view. This is
> the same area that the bird was seen yesterday morning. Hopefully it hangs
> out for a while, and good luck to anyone else looking for this bird
>
> Aaron Holschbach
> Waunakee
>
> On Wed, Jun 19, 2019 at 10:39 AM Aaron Balogh <crotalus269...>
> wrote:
>
> > Hello Birders,
> > I must have missed this on the WI rare bird alert but looks like an
> > anonymous eBird user had a Western Kingbird at the Mounds View Grassland
> > (Schurch-Thompson Prairie) off of County F in Iowa County on 6/16. They
> > posted an excellent photo of the bird. Has anyone had a chance to follow
> > up on this? I was out there with my parents that day and must have
> missed
> > it.
> >
> >
> > -Aaron Balogh
> > Middleton, WI
> >
> >
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Date: 6/19/19 8:56 am
From: Aaron Holschbach <aholschbach...>
Subject: [wisb] Re: Western Kingbird at Mounds View Grassland, Iowa County - 6/16
Aaron,
I got to see the Western Kingbird on Monday afternoon. I know it was still
present on Tuesday morning, but haven't heard if anyone found it yesterday
afternoon or this morning.
When I saw the Western Kingbird it was a short distance west of the west
property line, across a short cut hay field. There is a fence that runs
diagonally to the NW that the Kingbird was perching on, and from
which fly-catching. Unfortunately, there is a hill in the middle of the
hay field that blocks your view of half of more of this fence line, so when
the bird would move further to the NW it would be out of view. This is
the same area that the bird was seen yesterday morning. Hopefully it hangs
out for a while, and good luck to anyone else looking for this bird

Aaron Holschbach
Waunakee

On Wed, Jun 19, 2019 at 10:39 AM Aaron Balogh <crotalus269...> wrote:

> Hello Birders,
> I must have missed this on the WI rare bird alert but looks like an
> anonymous eBird user had a Western Kingbird at the Mounds View Grassland
> (Schurch-Thompson Prairie) off of County F in Iowa County on 6/16. They
> posted an excellent photo of the bird. Has anyone had a chance to follow
> up on this? I was out there with my parents that day and must have missed
> it.
>
>
> -Aaron Balogh
> Middleton, WI
>
>
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Date: 6/19/19 8:39 am
From: Aaron Balogh <crotalus269...>
Subject: [wisb] Western Kingbird at Mounds View Grassland, Iowa County - 6/16
Hello Birders,
I must have missed this on the WI rare bird alert but looks like an
anonymous eBird user had a Western Kingbird at the Mounds View Grassland
(Schurch-Thompson Prairie) off of County F in Iowa County on 6/16. They
posted an excellent photo of the bird. Has anyone had a chance to follow
up on this? I was out there with my parents that day and must have missed
it.


-Aaron Balogh
Middleton, WI


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Date: 6/19/19 5:35 am
From: Mary Strasser <mrstrass...>
Subject: [wisb] Re: Seed eating robin
I have a robin eating seeds and grape jelly.
--Mary Strasser

in semi-rural La Crosse County



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Sent: Tuesday, June 18, 2019 10:01:06 PM
To: <kmjbirders...>; Wisconsin Bird net
Subject: [wisb] Re: Seed eating robin

Yes, my robins are also eating seed. Sandy Petersen, rural Dane Co
On Tue, Jun 18, 2019 at 6:11 PM KAREN JOHNSON <kmjbirders...> wrote:

> Hi everyone,
>
> I've got a female robin hanging around my hulled sunflower seed
> hopper all day yesterday and today. I know that they are considered
> omnivores but I've never seen this feeding behavior before. Has anyone
> else experienced this?
>
> Karen Johnson
> Milwaukee County
> BayView Area
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Date: 6/18/19 7:13 pm
From: Sandy Petersen <buboarcto2...>
Subject: [wisb] Re: Seed eating robin
Yes, my robins are also eating seed. Sandy Petersen, rural Dane Co
On Tue, Jun 18, 2019 at 6:11 PM KAREN JOHNSON <kmjbirders...> wrote:

> Hi everyone,
>
> I've got a female robin hanging around my hulled sunflower seed
> hopper all day yesterday and today. I know that they are considered
> omnivores but I've never seen this feeding behavior before. Has anyone
> else experienced this?
>
> Karen Johnson
> Milwaukee County
> BayView Area
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Date: 6/18/19 7:02 pm
From: KAREN JOHNSON <kmjbirders...>
Subject: [wisb] Robins!
Hi all,

Thanks for all of the responses! Robins are some cool birds!

Karen Johnson
Milwaukee County
BayView Area

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Date: 6/18/19 4:14 pm
From: Jennifer Ambrose <jenthreat...>
Subject: [wisb] Re: Seed eating robin
I've had robins eating seed for my platform feeder on and off all spring.
They've been also at the suet feeder.
Jennifer Ambrose
Milwaukee

On Tue, Jun 18, 2019, 6:11 PM KAREN JOHNSON <kmjbirders...> wrote:

> Hi everyone,
>
> I've got a female robin hanging around my hulled sunflower seed
> hopper all day yesterday and today. I know that they are considered
> omnivores but I've never seen this feeding behavior before. Has anyone
> else experienced this?
>
> Karen Johnson
> Milwaukee County
> BayView Area
>
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Date: 6/18/19 4:11 pm
From: KAREN JOHNSON <kmjbirders...>
Subject: [wisb] Seed eating robin
Hi everyone,

I've got a female robin hanging around my hulled sunflower seed hopper all day yesterday and today. I know that they are considered omnivores but I've never seen this feeding behavior before. Has anyone else experienced this?

Karen Johnson
Milwaukee County
BayView Area

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