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4/27/17 8:37 pm Packett, Diane L - NRF <Diane.Packett...> [wisb] Great Wisconsin Birdathon Progress
4/27/17 6:05 pm Nancy <backnancy...> [wisb] Sheboygan Willets
4/27/17 12:02 pm Steve Thiessen <stevethiessen...> [wisb] Smith's longspurs still there.Dane co.
4/27/17 9:11 am Kelly Rueckheim <rueckel27...> [wisb] Pacific Northwest Birding
4/27/17 6:20 am Tom Prestby <jjprestby...> [wisb] Regional Atlas Kickoff in Kenosha on Saturday 4/29
4/26/17 6:00 pm B.G. Sloan <bgsloan3...> [wisb] Re: Leucistic Sparrow at Lake Park
4/26/17 5:38 pm Austin Jones <jonesa97...> [wisb] Leucistic Sparrow at Lake Park
4/26/17 4:23 pm Steve Thiessen <stevethiessen...> [wisb] Re: Smith's Longspurs ,Dane co.
4/26/17 3:40 pm Steve Mullen <worse.than.costanza...> [wisb] FdL Co. Ibis-yes
4/26/17 2:23 pm Steve Thiessen <stevethiessen...> [wisb] Smith's Longspurs ,Dane co.
4/26/17 1:25 pm B.G. Sloan <bgsloan3...> [wisb] Re: Red headed woodpecker
4/26/17 1:17 pm Russell Schrinner <schrinner...> [wisb] Brown thrashers in Jackson Cty.
4/26/17 11:54 am K. Hilary Ford <khilaryf32...> [wisb] Lonely Crane
4/26/17 9:19 am Brian Hansen <rawshooter...> [wisb] Re: Red headed woodpecker
4/26/17 9:09 am Karen Johnson <kmjbirders...> [wisb] Attention: Jeff Baughman
4/26/17 8:55 am Emily Weiser <emily.l.weiser...> [wisb] Warblers in La Crosse County
4/26/17 7:50 am Kim Kreitinger <k.kreitinger...> [wisb] 2017 Passenger Pigeon Award Winners
4/26/17 4:50 am Carl Schroeder <omiimiig...> [wisb] Ruff Collins Marsh Manitowoc Co now
4/25/17 3:37 pm Karen Johnson <kmjbirders...> [wisb] Bender Park - Oak Creek - LakePark -Milwaukee
4/25/17 3:25 pm Tom Wood <tcwood729...> [wisb] Cattle Egret near Van Dyne in Fond du Lac County
4/25/17 3:17 pm Tom Wood <tcwood729...> [wisb] White-faced Ibis in Fond du Lac County- YES this afternoon.
4/25/17 2:18 pm Mark Korducki <korducki...> [wisb] Re: Black Scoter at Horicon Marsh
4/25/17 1:09 pm Aaron Holschbach <aholschbach...> [wisb] Re: Update on Collins Ruff
4/25/17 11:41 am <rcd2...> [wisb] Update on Collins Ruff
4/25/17 10:36 am Gmail <bhaunts...> [wisb] Ruff & WF Ibis
4/25/17 10:05 am Betsy Abert <betsyacorn...> [wisb] Grasshopper Sparrow: Oak Creek
4/25/17 9:24 am Jeff Baughman <jlbirder...> [wisb] Black Scoter at Horicon Marsh
4/25/17 9:17 am Hoffman, Steven R - DNR <Steven.Hoffman...> [wisb] Crex Shorebirds
4/25/17 8:53 am Jeff Baughman <jlbirder...> [wisb] Horicon Marsh & Breezy Point Areas
4/25/17 7:55 am Gisela ZD <giselazd1...> [wisb] Red headed woodpecker
4/25/17 7:09 am Sehloff, Kerry <kerry.sehloff...> [wisb] Re: Alert: White-faced Ibis in Fond du Lac Co.
4/25/17 6:45 am Mark Korducki <korducki...> [wisb] Alert Mockingbird Milwaukee
4/25/17 5:31 am Tom Schultz <trschultz...> [wisb] Re: Alert: White-faced Ibis in Fond du Lac Co.
4/25/17 3:22 am Kyle Lindemer <kyle.lindemer...> [wisb] Cherokee Marsh (Dane) Warbler Walk- Apr 26
4/24/17 5:30 pm <rcd2...> [wisb] Ruff is Still at Collins
4/24/17 5:19 pm Brad Webb <Brad286465...> [wisb] Re: Waukesha Vernon Marsh Goose nesting in Tree
4/24/17 5:07 pm Steve Mullen <worse.than.costanza...> [wisb] Tom's Ibis- NO, Mascoutin Valley Trail Pond
4/24/17 2:37 pm Tom Schultz <trschultz...> [wisb] Alert: White-faced Ibis in Fond du Lac Co.
4/24/17 1:43 pm Sherryl _____ <jinxtuffyluke...> [wisb] nest with one eaglet 4.24.17
4/24/17 11:31 am <rcd2...> [wisb] Ruff at Collins Marsh
4/24/17 9:05 am Kenneth Younger <kyounger...> [wisb] Warbling Vireo
4/24/17 8:36 am Richter Museum <richter...> [wisb] Re: Waukesha Vernon Marsh Goose nesting in Tree
4/23/17 7:18 pm Liz Herzmann <liz.herzmann...> [wisb] Horicon Marsh Night Sounds Hike April 25
4/23/17 7:16 pm Glen Chism <dmarc-noreply...> (Redacted sender gwchism for DMARC) [wisb] Re: Waukesha Vernon Marsh Goose nesting in Tree
4/23/17 6:52 pm Karen Etter Hale <chimneyswift1...> [wisb] Re: Waukesha Vernon Marsh Goose nesting in Tree
4/23/17 10:45 am Jeff Virant <rainbow...> [wisb] Trumpeters, Polk County
4/23/17 8:51 am Nancy <backnancy...> [wisb] Location help please
4/22/17 9:43 pm Spence Stehno <pensacola634...> [wisb] Waukesha Vernon Marsh Goose nesting in Tree
4/22/17 5:59 pm Steve Mullen <worse.than.costanza...> [wisb] Oshkosh to Waunakee Today (Long)
4/22/17 5:03 pm David Machajewski <widgeon316...> [wisb] Black-neck Stilts
4/22/17 4:48 pm Gmail <bhaunts...> [wisb] saturday birding
4/22/17 4:46 pm Kenneth Younger <kyounger...> [wisb] Blue-headed Vireo
4/22/17 12:28 pm Kay Kavanagh <kkav2299...> [wisb] Pine River Florence Co
4/22/17 9:45 am ty27wagner <ty27wagner...> [wisb] Re: Horicon Marsh Auto Tour AVOCETS
4/22/17 9:41 am James Schwarz <jfschwar...> [wisb] Re: Red necked grebe, Fish Lake, Dane
4/22/17 9:34 am William Mueller <wpmueller1947...> [wisb] doubling the number of Earth's bird species
4/22/17 8:50 am Steve Thiessen <stevethiessen...> [wisb] Another Cinnamon x Blue-winged Teal, Dane co.
4/22/17 8:29 am William Mueller <wpmueller1947...> [wisb] Join the Midwest Aerial Insectivore Discussion Group
4/22/17 7:02 am Dan Rettler <rett.333...> [wisb] Re: Horicon Marsh Auto Tour AVOCETS
4/22/17 6:07 am Mark Korducki <korducki...> [wisb] Re: Kestrels nesting - Dane Co
4/22/17 5:45 am Patrick Ready <birdsready...> [wisb] Kestrels nesting - Dane Co
4/21/17 5:40 pm Kenneth Younger <kyounger...> [wisb] Re: Horicon Marsh Auto Tour AVOCETS
4/21/17 3:08 pm Tom Wood <tcwood729...> [wisb] Re: Horicon Marsh Auto Tour AVOCETS
4/21/17 2:32 pm Kenneth Younger <kyounger...> [wisb] Re: Red necked grebe, Fish Lake, Dane
4/21/17 1:00 pm Dale Bonk <debunkshy...> [wisb] Re: Red necked grebe, Fish Lake, Dane
4/21/17 1:00 pm Dale Bonk <debunkshy...> [wisb] Red necked grebe, Fish Lake, Dane
4/21/17 12:55 pm Gmail <bhaunts...> [wisb] Lake Michigan
4/21/17 12:33 pm Jeremy Meyer <jmeyer4044...> [wisb] Re: American Bittern ~ Oak Creek MKE Co. 4/20/17, some images...
4/21/17 9:00 am David Schrab <davidschrab...> [wisb] Horicon Marsh Auto Tour AVOCETS
4/21/17 8:33 am <eileenworman...> [wisb] Sora, Town of Lebanon, Dodge County plus Belted Kingfishers, Richfield, Washington County
4/20/17 4:02 pm Jim Edlhuber <jimedlhuber...> [wisb] American Bittern ~ Oak Creek MKE Co. 4/20/17, some images...
4/20/17 3:12 pm Aaron Holschbach <aholschbach...> [wisb] Avocets - V&C Ponds - Dane Co.
4/20/17 10:56 am David Machajewski <widgeon316...> [wisb] American Bittern
4/19/17 8:05 pm Barbara Duerksen <bduerksen...> [wisb] Nocturnal WBBA field trip Richland County
4/19/17 7:08 pm Jim Edlhuber <jimedlhuber...> [wisb] Pied-billed Grebe Greenfield Park MKE Co. 4/19/17, some images...
4/19/17 4:11 pm Tim Hahn <thahnbirder...> [wisb] WBBA Nocturnal Field Trip - April 22 - Waukesha
4/19/17 11:42 am Jessica Hilt <jhilt626...> [wisb] American Pelicans over Grant Park
4/19/17 11:08 am Jennifer Ambrose <jenthreat...> [wisb] Lake Park Pine Warbler/Purple Finch/others from Sat
4/19/17 10:03 am R. John McCaw <rjmccaw...> [wisb] Great Egrets, Least Sandpiper, etc at S. Pennsylvania Ave. Fields (Milwaukee Co.)
4/18/17 6:22 pm Tom Prestby <jjprestby...> [wisb] WSO Night Sounds of Naravino field trip Friday
4/18/17 3:43 pm Jennifer Ambrose <jenthreat...> [wisb] Re: Southern Milwaukee County this morning
4/18/17 3:38 pm Tom Wood <tcwood729...> [wisb] Good afternoon at Virmond Park in Ozaukee County
4/18/17 3:21 pm Tom Wood <tcwood729...> [wisb] Southern Milwaukee County this morning
4/18/17 12:39 pm Gisela ZD <giselazd1...> [wisb] Lake Park and Milwaukee Art Museum.
4/18/17 12:14 pm Gmail <bhaunts...> [wisb] Horicon Marsh area
4/18/17 12:04 pm <rcd2...> [wisb] Black-necked Stilts at Collins Marsh, Manitowoc County
4/18/17 11:50 am Richter Museum <richter...> [wisb] Re: ravens and nesting
4/18/17 11:30 am Sue Peterson <suechick...> [wisb] ravens and nesting
4/18/17 10:15 am <caworley...> <caworley...> [wisb] Greater White Fronted Goose
4/17/17 7:26 pm K. Hilary Ford <khilaryf32...> [wisb] Juncos, Grackles,Bird seed
4/17/17 4:40 pm Jeremy Meyer <jmeyer4044...> [wisb] MKE - White-eyed Vireo - images
4/17/17 10:56 am Andrea Szymczak <harrierhawk1...> [wisb] Re: White eyed Vireo Mke County
4/17/17 10:50 am Jennifer Ambrose <jenthreat...> [wisb] White eyed Vireo Mke County
4/17/17 6:48 am Sherryl _____ <jinxtuffyluke...> [wisb] partial albino robin
4/17/17 6:17 am Richter Museum <richter...> [wisb] Re: Odd nuthatch behavior
4/16/17 7:27 pm Todd Koeppen <dmarc-noreply...> (Redacted sender tkoeppen1 for DMARC) [wisb] Nuthatch Behavior
4/16/17 5:53 pm Ted Treska <ttreska...> [wisb] Odd nuthatch behavior
4/16/17 3:05 pm Tom Wood <tcwood729...> [wisb] Re: Dane County, White-faced Ibis at Nine Springs (NO this afternoon)
4/16/17 10:31 am Nancy Nabak <dmarc-noreply...> (Redacted sender nnabak for DMARC) [wisb] No sighting -looking for John Idzikowski
4/16/17 8:29 am Peter Fissel <peter.fissel...> [wisb] Re: Dane County, White-faced Ibis at Nine Springs
4/16/17 6:15 am Shawn Miller <608shawnmiller...> [wisb] Dane County, White-faced Ibis at Nine Springs
4/16/17 1:25 am Rob Ruddock <rcruddock...> [wisb] Port Washington area
4/15/17 9:17 pm Jeremy Meyer <jmeyer4044...> [wisb] MKE - Lake Park - Pine Warbler
4/15/17 5:00 pm Jennifer Ambrose <jenthreat...> [wisb] S. Milwaukee County Bird Walks May/June
4/15/17 3:47 pm Gmail <bhaunts...> [wisb] Horicon Marsh, Goose Pond, etc
4/15/17 3:19 pm Gisela ZD <giselazd1...> [wisb] Duck-palooza at Lion's Den Gorge Nature Preserve
4/15/17 3:01 pm PAUL R VAN GINKEL <prvangin...> [wisb] Lake Monona, Dane Co
4/15/17 2:11 pm tuttech <tuttech...> [wisb] Re: Orchard Oriole, Waterford and South Milwaukee arrivals
4/15/17 1:12 pm Tom Schmidtkunz <tschmidtkunz...> [wisb] Kinglet at SANC
4/15/17 10:56 am Camas Lindbeck <timberdoodl...> [wisb] Fox Sparrows, Loons up north
4/15/17 6:26 am Betsy Abert <betsyacorn...> [wisb] Orchard Oriole, Waterford and South Milwaukee arrivals
4/14/17 7:53 pm Peter Fissel <peter.fissel...> [wisb] Re: Woodcock & Snipe walk at Cherokee Marsh tonight
4/14/17 3:52 pm Gisela ZD <giselazd1...> [wisb] Lapham Peak on April 14
4/14/17 2:44 pm William Mueller <wpmueller1947...> [wisb] Bird conservation news from PIF
4/14/17 2:36 pm Spence Stehno <pensacola634...> [wisb] Retzer Nature Center Friday Bird Walk-Waukesha
4/14/17 1:17 pm Jim Edlhuber <jimedlhuber...> [wisb] Black-crowned Night Herons at Veterans Park Lagoon MKE Co. 4/14/17, some images...
4/14/17 11:55 am Mark Korducki <korducki...> [wisb] Open Breeding Bird Survey Routes in WI
4/14/17 10:45 am Peter Fissel <peter.fissel...> [wisb] Woodcock & Snipe walk at Cherokee Marsh tonight
4/14/17 8:35 am Jeffrey Bahls <jbahls...> [wisb] HMBC April Program- Jack Bartholmai - Sharing the Trail, April 20.
4/14/17 4:23 am Jim Edlhuber <jimedlhuber...> [wisb] Hermit Thrush eating sumac seeds Lake Park MKE Co. 4/13/17, some images...
4/13/17 7:53 pm Spence Stehno <pensacola634...> [wisb] Hartland Marsh Field Trip
4/13/17 6:57 pm Spence Stehno <pensacola634...> [wisb] Retzer Nature Center Bird Walk Friday Morning
4/13/17 5:28 pm Jim Edlhuber <jimedlhuber...> [wisb] Eastern Towhee at Lake Park MKE Co. 4/13/17, some images...
4/13/17 2:23 pm Nick Anich <dmarc-noreply...> (Redacted sender nicka29 for DMARC) [wisb] Re: Horicon NWR--Hwy. 49 (general), eBird location
4/13/17 12:01 pm Jeff Baughman <jlbirder...> [wisb] Horicon NWR--Hwy. 49 (general), eBird location
4/13/17 9:45 am Kyle Lindemer <kyle.lindemer...> [wisb] CITE x BWTE hybrid (Dane)
4/13/17 9:11 am Jym Mooney & Carol Lee Hopkins <hopmoon...> [wisb] Black-crowned Night Herons, Milwaukee 4/13
4/12/17 10:20 pm Mitchell Nussbaum <dmarc-noreply...> (Redacted sender acornwithteeth for DMARC) [wisb] Brant Still at Goose Pond
4/12/17 6:32 pm Stuart Malcolm <dmarc-noreply...> (Redacted sender stuart.malcolm26 for DMARC) [wisb] Re: Neenah & Jefferson Park
4/12/17 6:30 pm Liz HERZMANN <liz.herzmann...> [wisb] Re: Horicon NWR: Black-necked Stilts, Auto Tour and Main Dike Road information
4/12/17 6:20 pm Peter Fissel <peter.fissel...> [wisb] Re: Horicon NWR: Black-necked Stilts, Auto Tour and Main Dike Road information
4/12/17 5:20 pm Jennifer Ambrose <jenthreat...> [wisb] Padding the WI River Talk with Ruth Oppedahl next Weds
4/12/17 4:31 pm Todd Koeppen <dmarc-noreply...> (Redacted sender tkoeppen1 for DMARC) [wisb] Yellow Rumped Warblers -- Greenfield Park
4/12/17 3:00 pm Judith Huf <judith_huf...> [wisb] C. Loon still at Grobschmidt Park in Milwaukee County
4/12/17 2:51 pm Tom Wood <tcwood729...> [wisb] Horicon NWR: Black-necked Stilts, Auto Tour and Main Dike Road information
4/12/17 2:02 pm Gmail <bhaunts...> [wisb] Lake Michigan birding
4/12/17 11:55 am Marty and Terry Evanson <mtevanson...> [wisb] Brant still at Goose Pond
4/12/17 10:34 am <tcwood729...> [wisb] Eurasian Wigeon Outagamie County
4/12/17 7:41 am Peter Fissel <peter.fissel...> [wisb] Re: Neenah & Jefferson Park
4/12/17 7:09 am Andy Gruse <andyg32268...> [wisb] Neenah & Jefferson Park
4/11/17 8:13 pm Robert Schneider <484bob...> [wisb] Spring
4/11/17 9:57 am Tom Schmidtkunz <tschmidtkunz...> [wisb] Forest Beach Preserve Sunday 4/9
4/10/17 7:04 pm Jennifer Ambrose <jenthreat...> [wisb] A loon, Herring Gull, and an eagle...Milwaukee
4/10/17 4:50 pm Jim Edlhuber <jimedlhuber...> [wisb] Yellow-bellied Sapsuckers at Lake Park MKE, 4/10/17 some images...
4/10/17 3:32 pm Jim Edlhuber <jimedlhuber...> [wisb] White-throated Sparrow Lake Park MKE 4/10/17 some images...
4/10/17 12:28 pm Richter Museum <richter...> [wisb] Re: Feather ID
4/10/17 11:48 am Mary Cullen <contrarymary53058...> [wisb] Feather ID
4/10/17 11:05 am Marilyn . <marilynrunge6...> [wisb] American Bittern
4/10/17 7:32 am jeffrey fortier <jfortier300...> [wisb] Brant at Goose pond
4/10/17 6:36 am KAREN JOHNSON <kmjbirders...> [wisb] Lake Park - Milwaukee
4/9/17 7:09 pm jeffrey fortier <jfortier300...> [wisb] Surf Scoter
4/9/17 6:37 pm Peter Fissel <peter.fissel...> [wisb] Sightings west of Madison today
4/9/17 5:58 pm Didi Guse <didiguse...> [wisb] Ruby-Throated Hummingbird: Madison
4/9/17 4:25 pm robin stubbs <rfstubbs...> [wisb] yellow bellied sapsucker
4/9/17 4:05 pm Gmail <bhaunts...> [wisb] "Black & White" Birds
4/9/17 2:55 pm Jim and Julie Hess <jrhbird...> [wisb] Caspian Terns Sheboygan North Point
4/9/17 10:48 am William Mueller <wpmueller1947...> [wisb] NEOTROPIC CORMORANT at WGLBBO Waterbird Watch yesterday
4/9/17 8:10 am Steven Greb <steven.greb...> [wisb] Sparrows-Dane Co.
4/8/17 8:38 pm Steve Mullen <worse.than.costanza...> [wisb] Buena Vista Grasslands/Leola Marsh-Portage Co.
4/8/17 3:33 pm Gmail <bhaunts...> [wisb] Birding Today
4/8/17 9:41 am Jym Mooney & Carol Lee Hopkins <hopmoon...> [wisb] Rusty vs. Brewer's Blackbird
4/8/17 9:00 am K. Hilary Ford <khilaryf32...> [wisb] Bohemian Waxwings
4/8/17 8:59 am Steve Mullen <worse.than.costanza...> [wisb] Winnebago & Brown County today
4/8/17 8:02 am Peter Fissel <peter.fissel...> [wisb] Fw: Brant at Goose Pond
4/8/17 4:33 am Jeremy Meyer <jmeyer4044...> [wisb] MKE - Louisiana Waterthrush - Lake Park
4/7/17 10:07 pm jodi d <dmarc-noreply...> (Redacted sender jodidarst for DMARC) [wisb] Auto Response: wisbirdn Digest V10 #96
4/7/17 6:44 pm Spence Stehno <pensacola634...> [wisb] Waukesha Woodcock Field Trip Saturday Evening
4/7/17 6:12 pm Spence Stehno <pensacola634...> [wisb] Waukesha Retzer Nature Center Bird Walk
4/7/17 4:15 pm Tom Wood <tcwood729...> [wisb] Dodge County today 4/7/17
4/7/17 3:54 pm Patrick Ready <birdsready...> [wisb] Gull & Loons - Columbia Co.
4/7/17 12:27 pm Steve Mullen <worse.than.costanza...> [wisb] RFI- Green Bay Euro-Wigeon
4/7/17 12:19 pm worse.than.costanza <worse.than.costanza...> [wisb] RFI- Green Bay Euro Wigeon
4/6/17 7:46 pm Dennis Casper <denncasp.wisbirder...> [wisb] Urban Ecology Center Bird Walk, April 6, 2017
4/6/17 6:01 pm Peter Fissel <peter.fissel...> [wisb] Fw: Wed Morning Capstone Birding Class
4/6/17 12:42 pm Jim Edlhuber <jimedlhuber...> [wisb] Canvasback - Greenfield Park MKE Co. 4/6/17, some images...
4/6/17 12:32 pm Barb and Ken Wardius <bkw...> [wisb] CORRECTION - Wauwatosa Meeting Tonight Regarding Milwaukee County Grounds - Long Eared Owls Roost Area
4/6/17 11:42 am Barb and Ken Wardius <bkw...> [wisb] Wauwatosa Meeting Tonight Regarding Milwaukee County Grounds - Long Eared Owls Roost Area
4/6/17 8:00 am Todd Koeppen <dmarc-noreply...> (Redacted sender tkoeppen1 for DMARC) [wisb] Bald Eagle - Waukesha
4/5/17 3:23 pm Jesse Peterson <peterson.jesse...> [wisb] Longspurs in the Schumacher Road area, Dane County
4/5/17 1:50 pm K Petersen <loonp...> [wisb] Sheboygan County I/N
4/4/17 8:01 pm <kfreitag1...> [wisb] Sightings at Vernon Marsh
4/4/17 7:18 pm Tom Sykes <sykes...> [wisb] FYI: WISBIRDN posts signature block
4/4/17 6:41 pm Peter Fissel <peter.fissel...> [wisb] Franklin's Gull on Schumacher Rd. this afternoon (Dane Co.)
4/4/17 6:38 pm Tom Prestby <jjprestby...> [wisb] WBBA II NE Regional Kickoff in Green Bay on Saturday
4/4/17 6:31 pm Tom Prestby <jjprestby...> [wisb] WBBA II NE Regional Kickoff in Green Bay on Saturday
4/4/17 5:47 pm Tom Wood <tcwood729...> [wisb] No Eurasian Wigeon this afternoon
4/4/17 5:35 pm William Mueller <wpmueller1947...> [wisb] Birds news around the world today
4/4/17 4:10 pm William Mueller <wpmueller1947...> [wisb] another obituary for Chandler Robbins
4/4/17 3:32 pm Todd Koeppen <dmarc-noreply...> (Redacted sender tkoeppen1 for DMARC) [wisb] Fox River @ Discount Liquor - Waukesha: Hooded Merganser and Black ducks
4/4/17 3:09 pm Todd Koeppen <dmarc-noreply...> (Redacted sender tkoeppen1 for DMARC) [wisb] Northpoint - Milwaukee: Northern Shovelers
4/4/17 12:43 pm Gmail <bhaunts...> [wisb] Heckrodt Preserve
4/4/17 10:11 am Gmail <bhaunts...> [wisb] Eurasian Wigeon YES
4/4/17 6:14 am Todd Koeppen <dmarc-noreply...> (Redacted sender tkoeppen1 for DMARC) [wisb] Kinglet Behavior
4/4/17 5:50 am Dan Jackson <DanJackson...> [wisb] Brant Status?
4/4/17 5:07 am Tom Wood <tcwood729...> [wisb] Re: Kinglet Behavior
4/3/17 10:31 pm Kathi Johnson Rock <kathijr777...> [wisb] Re: Kinglet Behavior
4/3/17 8:25 pm Cynthia Bridge <wi.hummingbirds...> [wisb] FOY Franklin's Gull--Dane Co
4/3/17 6:59 pm Tim Hahn <thahnbirder...> [wisb] Re: Kinglet Behavior
4/3/17 6:28 pm Tom Prestby <jjprestby...> [wisb] Green Bay waterfowl take 2
4/3/17 6:22 pm Tom Prestby <jjprestby...> [wisb] Green Bay waterfowl
4/3/17 4:28 pm Todd Koeppen <dmarc-noreply...> (Redacted sender tkoeppen1 for DMARC) [wisb] Kinglet Behavior
4/3/17 3:28 pm Tom Prestby <jjprestby...> [wisb] Eurasian Wigeon- Brown Cty take 2
4/3/17 3:23 pm Tom Prestby <jjprestby...> [wisb] EURASIAN WIGEON- Brown Cty
4/3/17 10:36 am Dan Jackson <DanJackson...> [wisb] White-fronted Geese and Bonaparte's Gulls - La Crosse Area
4/3/17 10:04 am Roy & Charlotte Lukes <rnclukes...> [wisb] new arrivals - Door County
4/3/17 9:33 am Sue Peterson <suechick...> [wisb] Spring Birds - Door Co.
4/3/17 8:34 am William Mueller <wpmueller1947...> [wisb] another great BIRDATHON coming soon!
4/2/17 6:44 pm Ryan Brady <ryanbrady10...> [wisb] 1200 Amer Robins, Harlan's Red-tail, Y-R Warblers and other migrants - Bayfield County
4/2/17 4:12 pm <danjcollins...> [wisb] American Bittern (Botaurus lentiginosus), Door County
4/2/17 3:56 pm Jennifer Ambrose <jenthreat...> [wisb] Re: Brant present
4/2/17 3:49 pm Carl Schroeder <omiimiig...> [wisb] Missing Christmas Bird Count data
4/2/17 3:14 pm James Schwarz <jfschwar...> [wisb] Great Egret Dane Co
4/2/17 1:30 pm Jennifer Ambrose <jenthreat...> [wisb] Re: Brant seen?
4/2/17 1:27 pm Jeff Baughman <jlbirder...> [wisb] My query on Prairie Falcon
4/2/17 11:55 am Jym Mooney & Carol Lee Hopkins <hopmoon...> [wisb] Brant - YES 4/2/17
4/2/17 11:45 am Jeff Baughman <jlbirder...> [wisb] RFI Prairie Falcon
4/2/17 10:43 am Kenneth Younger <kyounger...> [wisb] 5 Goose morning -- no Brant
4/2/17 7:06 am Todd Koeppen <dmarc-noreply...> (Redacted sender tkoeppen1 for DMARC) [wisb] Greenfield Park, West Allis
4/1/17 7:35 pm Ty Wagner <ty27wagner...> [wisb] Golden-Crowned Kinglet Little Chute Islands
4/1/17 12:46 pm Gmail <bhaunts...> [wisb] Goose Pond---WOW!
4/1/17 12:24 pm Aaron Balogh <crotalus269...> [wisb] Brant - Yes!
4/1/17 8:44 am Steve Mullen <worse.than.costanza...> [wisb] 6 Goose Slam, Goose Ponds 7:30 a.m.
4/1/17 7:33 am Aaron Holschbach <aholschbach...> [wisb] Surf Scoter - Gov Nelson State Park - Dane Co.
4/1/17 6:42 am Nolan Pope <npope49...> [wisb] Brant at Goose Pond
3/31/17 6:49 pm Lester Doyle <zzzlester...> [wisb] Goose Pond BRANT Update
3/31/17 12:13 pm Steve Mullen <worse.than.costanza...> [wisb] My Brant post from yesterday-no sightings
3/31/17 10:33 am Jesse Peterson <peterson.jesse62...> [wisb] BRANT Columbia Co
3/31/17 10:26 am Richter Museum <richter...> [wisb] Re: AOU 2017 proposals THAYER'S GULL SECTION
3/31/17 8:58 am Peter O Dunn <pdunn...> [wisb] Re: AOU 2017 proposals
3/31/17 8:38 am Kim Kreitinger <k.kreitinger...> [wisb] WSO Convention Registration
3/31/17 8:22 am Jim Edlhuber <jimedlhuber...> [wisb] Brant at Goose Pond in Dane Co. 3/31/17, doc shot...
3/31/17 8:17 am Dennis Casper <denncasp.wisbirder...> [wisb] Urban Ecology Center Bird Walk, March 30, 2017
3/31/17 5:56 am Kyle Lindemer <kyle.lindemer...> [wisb] Brant Goose Pond
3/31/17 5:38 am Nancy Richmond <polarpastor...> [wisb] Re: Chan Robbins Obituary - Washington Post
3/31/17 5:28 am Jym Mooney & Carol Lee Hopkins <hopmoon...> [wisb] AOU 2017 proposals
3/30/17 7:12 pm Tim Hahn <thahnbirder...> [wisb] April 1 Field Trip to Paradise Valley (Waukesha Cty.) - Goss Bird Club
3/30/17 6:59 pm Peter Fissel <peter.fissel...> [wisb] BRANT at Goose Pond tonight = YES!
3/30/17 6:06 pm <rcd2...> [wisb] Checklist of the Birds of Wisconsin
3/30/17 5:33 pm Steve Mullen <worse.than.costanza...> [wisb] Columbia Co. Brant - NO
3/30/17 5:04 pm Jessica Hilt <jhilt626...> [wisb] Female long tailed duck and Common Loon at south shore yacht club
3/30/17 5:02 pm Jerry Schoen <basketsandbirds...> [wisb] Robins
3/30/17 2:17 pm Richter Museum <richter...> [wisb] Chan Robbins Obituary - Washington Post
3/30/17 11:17 am Steve Thiessen <stevethiessen...> [wisb] Goose Pond, this am
3/30/17 11:08 am Mark Martin <marksuemartin...> [wisb] Six Species of Geese at Goose Pond Sanctuary
3/30/17 10:34 am Peter Fissel <peter.fissel...> [wisb] Columbia Co. Brant seen this a.m.
3/29/17 6:27 pm <basketsandbirds...> [wisb] Re: Oregon Junco, ST. Francis
3/29/17 6:13 pm <cdermody...> [wisb] Oregon Junco, ST. Francis
3/29/17 6:13 pm <cdermody...> [wisb] Oregon Junco, ST. Francis
3/29/17 6:13 pm <cdermody...> [wisb] Oregon Junco, ST. Francis
3/29/17 6:11 pm Jennifer Ambrose <jenthreat...> [wisb] More Jackson Park sightings/photos
3/29/17 5:38 pm Austin Jones <jonesa97...> [wisb] Re: Wounded Chickadee
3/29/17 5:17 pm Jill Kunsmann <dmarc-noreply...> (Redacted sender jillkunsmann for DMARC) [wisb] Re: Wounded Chickadee
3/29/17 4:57 pm Mitchell Nussbaum <dmarc-noreply...> (Redacted sender acornwithteeth for DMARC) [wisb] Re: Wounded Chickadee
3/29/17 4:53 pm Anne Reed <reed.anne...> [wisb] Re: Wounded Chickadee
3/29/17 4:36 pm Austin Jones <jonesa97...> [wisb] Wounded Chickadee
3/29/17 4:05 pm Steve Thiessen <stevethiessen...> [wisb] Re: scoter's ,Milwaukee
3/29/17 3:56 pm Mark Korducki <korducki...> [wisb] Re: FW: Flocks Snow & Greater-White Fronted Geese, MAS Goose Pond BRANT?????
3/29/17 2:33 pm Richter Museum <richter...> [wisb] FW: Flocks Snow & Greater-White Fronted Geese, MAS Goose Pond BRANT?????
3/29/17 2:30 pm Steve Thiessen <stevethiessen...> [wisb] scoter's ,Milwaukee
3/29/17 2:28 pm Richter Museum <richter...> [wisb] Re: Flocks Snow & Greater-White Fronted Geese, MAS Goose Pond BRANT?????
3/29/17 1:06 pm ARLENE KOZIOL <arlenekoziol...> [wisb] Flocks Snow & Greater-White Fronted Geese, MAS Goose Pond
3/29/17 8:02 am Howard, Carol <carol.howard...> [wisb] Bong falcon and owl
3/29/17 7:28 am Kay Kavanagh <kkav2299...> [wisb] Prairie Falcon
3/29/17 6:30 am Peter Fissel <peter.fissel...> [wisb] Odd House Sparrow
3/28/17 11:46 pm Steve Thiessen <stevethiessen...> [wisb] loons, Dane co.
3/28/17 8:11 pm Pamela Schwedler <dmarc-noreply...> (Redacted sender dovekie for DMARC) [wisb] tundra swans
3/28/17 5:55 pm Judy Ettenhofer <judyett...> [wisb] woodcock
3/28/17 5:14 pm Karen Johnson <kmjbirders...> [wisb] Re: Great Egret in Racine County
3/28/17 4:40 pm Mark Korducki <korducki...> [wisb] Re: Great Egret in Racine County
3/28/17 4:28 pm Tom Wood <tcwood729...> [wisb] Great Egret in Racine County
3/28/17 3:53 pm Jennifer Ambrose <jenthreat...> [wisb] Cattle egret milwaukee
3/28/17 3:26 pm Tom Schmidtkunz <tschmidtkunz...> [wisb] Schwengel area
3/28/17 2:42 pm Gmail <bhaunts...> [wisb] A birding day---finally!
3/28/17 10:12 am Mark Korducki <korducki...> [wisb] Re: Prairie Falcon photos
3/28/17 9:53 am Brady, Ryan S - DNR <Ryan.Brady...> [wisb] Re: Owl Surveyors Needed
3/28/17 9:43 am Brady, Ryan S - DNR <Ryan.Brady...> [wisb] Request for birders at Bong SRA
3/28/17 9:29 am Tom Schultz <trschultz...> [wisb] Re: Fw: WW Scoters at Gov Nelson SP
3/28/17 9:04 am Peter Fissel <peter.fissel...> [wisb] Fw: WW Scoters at Gov Nelson SP
3/28/17 8:27 am Judy Ettenhofer <judyett...> [wisb] Re: 1st TICK!!!! Ick!!!!
3/28/17 7:52 am Patrick Ready <birdsready...> [wisb] 1st TICK!!!! Ick!!!!
 
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Date: 4/27/17 8:37 pm
From: Packett, Diane L - NRF <Diane.Packett...>
Subject: [wisb] Great Wisconsin Birdathon Progress
The Great Wisconsin Birdathon is underway, and we're about a third of the way to our $75,000 goal. The spring campaign for the Natural Resources Foundation of Wisconsin's Bird Protection Fund lasts until June 15, and team registrations and donations are ramping up. We currently have 53 teams, with fundraising goals from $50 to $10,000 (that one would be the Cutright's Old Coots), many of them raising funds for organizations, Bird Cities, and schools. The Madison Green Team has evolved this year into the River Raptors, teams of kayakers birding Wisconsin's rivers under the leadership of captain Sumner Matteson. We've also changed up our Signature Teams this year, to give more birders a shot at the glory, but you'll still see some familiar faces:
Cutright's Old Coots: Carl Schwartz, Marilyn Bontly, Tom Uttech, Joan Sommers, and Mike Wanger)
Finch Gang: Karen Etter Hale, Marcus Brown, Clare Carlso, Matt Carlson, Eric Mosher, Sandy River, Bradley Webb, and Charlie Roberts
Lake Superior eBirders: Ryan Brady, Nick Anich, and Erik Bruhnke
Lower Wisconsin Scan da Avians: Barb Barzen, Jeb Barzen, Arlyne Johnson, and Mike Hedemark
Secretary Birds: Tom Prestby, Quentin Yoerger, and Mark Korducki
WYBC Teen Birders: Ryan Treves, Michael Gray, Ben Marn, and Josh Collum

There's still plenty of time to join the Birdathon! Visit our website at WIBirdathon.org for the latest updates and to start or support a team. Good birding, everyone!


Diane Packett

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Date: 4/27/17 6:05 pm
From: Nancy <backnancy...>
Subject: [wisb] Sheboygan Willets
3 Willets down at the Sheboygan North Side Beach late Thursday evening.
Nancy Back
Sheboygan WI
Sheboygan County

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Date: 4/27/17 12:02 pm
From: Steve Thiessen <stevethiessen...>
Subject: [wisb] Smith's longspurs still there.Dane co.

Aaron Holschbach was getting ready to leave, when Greg Hottman , John Dixon and I showed up. Aaron said he had 2 males and a female, which is what we ended up watching at fairly close range. Although they poked their heads up here and there, and are still hard to spot.
While walking in we saw a couple go up into the cornstubble field ,and I think they were different ones. We had also see some go ahead from the place where Aaron last had them.
Jim Schwarz showed up and also got some views.
Last seen 3/4's of the way to Williams Drive, 10 yards in from the dirt field. Greg got some photos.
Also in the field were Horned Larks and 5 Savannah Sparrows.
Steve Thiessen Stoughton Dane co.
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Date: 4/27/17 9:11 am
From: Kelly Rueckheim <rueckel27...>
Subject: [wisb] Pacific Northwest Birding
My friends Jeff and Harry Fisher and I spent six days birding in the Pacific Northwest. On April 12th, we headed from Portland up towards Seattle. We spent a good part of the morning looking for Varied Thrushes and Cassin's Vireos and had no luck. We continued up the Kitsap Penninsula and ended up in Port Townsend. Jeff and Harry got lifer Mew Gulls and Black Turnstones. The next day we spent birding along the Strait of Juan de Fuca. The best birds of the day included Rhinoceros Auklet and both Marbled and Ancient Murrelets. We also got Long-tailed and Harlequin Ducks along with two Scoters and other more common birds. April 14th found us on a ferry boat over to Victoria, British Columbia, where we added Eurasian Skylark, Cassin's Vireo and Sooty Grouse to all of our life lists. We spent the next morning looking for the Redwing that has been overwintering there the past four years, but we were a week late. Our ferry back to Washington took us through the San Juan islan
ds which were lovely, but we did not add any new birds. Jeff and Harry left the next morning and I was able to add Vaux's Swift to my list in Portland. Our biggest miss of the trip was Varied Thrush. Overall a nice trip and one we hope to repeat again sometime.

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Date: 4/27/17 6:20 am
From: Tom Prestby <jjprestby...>
Subject: [wisb] Regional Atlas Kickoff in Kenosha on Saturday 4/29
Our final Wisconsin Breeding Bird Atlas Regional Kickoff of the year will be happening Saturday at the Kenosha Northside Public Library. Receive in-person thorough introductory or intermediate/advanced training, hear about interesting results from the first two years, and meet other atlasers and area expert atlasers and birders. If weather allows, we'll also have a nocturnal atlasing field trip following the workshop. The previous three events have been very well-received and we anticipate this one to be as well. The link to FREE registration and more details is below:

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


Hope to see you there!


Tom Prestby

Green Bay

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Date: 4/26/17 6:00 pm
From: B.G. Sloan <bgsloan3...>
Subject: [wisb] Re: Leucistic Sparrow at Lake Park
That is one cool bird!!
Bernie Sloan
Former Milwaukeean

On Wed, Apr 26, 2017 at 8:37 PM, Austin Jones <jonesa97...> wrote:

> Hi all -- I was down at Lake Park tonight around 5:30 PM and came across an
> unusual bird. I've included the link below. There are more pictures of
> it, but it was hanging around other White Throated Sparrows, so I'm
> inclined to guess a leucistic WT Sparrow.
> Am I correct, or is it something else entirely?
>
> https://www.flickr.com/photos/146235146@N05/33907457390/in/
> dateposted-public/
>
>
> Thanks!
> Austin
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Date: 4/26/17 5:38 pm
From: Austin Jones <jonesa97...>
Subject: [wisb] Leucistic Sparrow at Lake Park
Hi all -- I was down at Lake Park tonight around 5:30 PM and came across an
unusual bird. I've included the link below. There are more pictures of
it, but it was hanging around other White Throated Sparrows, so I'm
inclined to guess a leucistic WT Sparrow.
Am I correct, or is it something else entirely?

https://www.flickr.com/photos/146235146@N05/33907457390/in/dateposted-public/


Thanks!
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Date: 4/26/17 4:23 pm
From: Steve Thiessen <stevethiessen...>
Subject: [wisb] Re: Smith's Longspurs ,Dane co.


I stopped back at 6pm. They flushed up and moved about 50 yards and landed
right away. A sixth longspur got up ,but I couldn't tell which it was. The
lighting is really darkish. I even got to hear them.
This is a field that runs between Williams Drive and Progress Way, which is
in the industrial park. The field is huge, but almost no seedy weeds. The
only grassy weeds from last year are right along the plowed field at the
north edge. Which is where the birds were just at. I left them alone and
there were 200 yards from the end of Progress.
Yesterday, when I walked this field I only saw Horned Larks. So, no
guarantee on the birds staying.
The field is owned by Stoughton. Steve Thiessen Stoughton Dane co.
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Subject: [wisb] Smith's Longspurs ,Dane co.


>
> I came across 5 Smith's Longspurs, at 3:20 this afternoon. Kris Perlberg
> is going to try for them after she gets out of work. So, I'm going to hold
> off on the location till I hear from her. I hope they stay, but the field
> doesn't have much for food weeds, unless they like dandelions.
> I left the field as soon as the birds landed. As I was talking to Kris a
> kestrel started to hover right above where they landed. 2 got up ,but
> landed again, and the kestrel moved away. Good Luck, Kris. Feel free to
> take anyone with you.
> Kris or I will update. Steve Thiessen Stoughton Dane Co. 608-445-2484
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Date: 4/26/17 3:40 pm
From: Steve Mullen <worse.than.costanza...>
Subject: [wisb] FdL Co. Ibis-yes
Hello, I observed the White Faced Ibis today from 2:50 p.m. to just after 3
p.m. on Custer Rd. east of Hwy 44 north of Ripon. It was feeding and
preening on the north pond and very identifiable even in the cloudy
conditions. Very good looks at the white outline on the face. Other birds
present were mostly Bonapartes Gulls and puddle ducks. 3 or 3:30 seems to
be a good time to get this bird that won't stick around much longer.
On the way back to the home farm today i drove past an intriguing pair of
flooded farm fields a few miles southwest of Rosendale, also in Fon du Lac
Co. The exact spot was about a half mile west of Hwy 26 on Cty. Rd. TC.
What i saw were about 120 or more Boney Gulls on the wing circling the
south pond, while i bet at least 120 PROBABLE Plovers were on the wing on
a pond on the north side of TC at the same location. I was driving my semi
at the time and did not not stop, but feel good enough to post this & will
certainly be stopping back with bins on Sat. My guess is a Peregrine Falcon
had them all nervy.

Good Luck, Steve Mullen, Winnebago Co, Oshkosh

P.S. the pond on Mascoutin Valley Trail in extreme southwest Winnebago Co.
yesterday had 2 Horned Grebes, and a pair of Pintail in addition to the
other birds mentioned a day or two ago.


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Date: 4/26/17 2:23 pm
From: Steve Thiessen <stevethiessen...>
Subject: [wisb] Smith's Longspurs ,Dane co.

I came across 5 Smith's Longspurs, at 3:20 this afternoon. Kris Perlberg is going to try for them after she gets out of work. So, I'm going to hold off on the location till I hear from her. I hope they stay, but the field doesn't have much for food weeds, unless they like dandelions.
I left the field as soon as the birds landed. As I was talking to Kris a kestrel started to hover right above where they landed. 2 got up ,but landed again, and the kestrel moved away. Good Luck, Kris. Feel free to take anyone with you.
Kris or I will update. Steve Thiessen Stoughton Dane Co. 608-445-2484
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Date: 4/26/17 1:25 pm
From: B.G. Sloan <bgsloan3...>
Subject: [wisb] Re: Red headed woodpecker
I used to see/hear them regularly by the Wolcott statue. We're talking 6 or
7 years ago. Can they be the same birds, or are they offspring?
Bernie Sloan
Former Milwaukean

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> Just had two red headed woodpeckers at the Wolcott statue here in Lake Park
> in Milwaukee It's just before 10 a.m.
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Date: 4/26/17 1:17 pm
From: Russell Schrinner <schrinner...>
Subject: [wisb] Brown thrashers in Jackson Cty.
I was excited to find not one, but, two brown thrashers foraging in the yard today. They were hanging out with the robins and m. Doves. It has been a LONG time since I have seen a thrasher here.

Joan Schrinner
Melrose - Jackson County

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Date: 4/26/17 11:54 am
From: K. Hilary Ford <khilaryf32...>
Subject: [wisb] Lonely Crane
Saw one lonely Sandhill Crane over the Highway while driving to Sturgeon
Bay - hope not in someone's Gunsights!
Hilary Ford - Ellison Bay

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Date: 4/26/17 9:19 am
From: Brian Hansen <rawshooter...>
Subject: [wisb] Re: Red headed woodpecker
Did not see them in 2 hours in the Lake Park this morning.
Brian Hansen
Milwaukee East Side

On Tue, Apr 25, 2017 at 9:55 AM, Gisela ZD <giselazd1...> wrote:

> Just had two red headed woodpeckers at the Wolcott statue here in Lake Park
> in Milwaukee It's just before 10 a.m.
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Date: 4/26/17 9:09 am
From: Karen Johnson <kmjbirders...>
Subject: [wisb] Attention: Jeff Baughman
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Date: 4/26/17 8:55 am
From: Emily Weiser <emily.l.weiser...>
Subject: [wisb] Warblers in La Crosse County
Took advantage of my flexible work schedule to bird the bike trail in
Onalaska this morning, as we had potential fallout conditions. Nice warbler
representation and great looks at all of them: lots of Myrtle and Palm,
several each of Nashville and Orange-crowned, two Northern Waterthrush, and
a somewhat early Cape May Warbler (lifer!). Heard a Yellow Warbler on my
way to work. Wish I could have kept birding all day, but my schedule is not
that flexible! This is my first spring migration in Wisconsin, so I'm
looking forward to more warblers.
Also had FOY Green Heron, Rose-breasted Grosbeak, and Clay-colored Sparrow.

Happy birding,

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Date: 4/26/17 7:50 am
From: Kim Kreitinger <k.kreitinger...>
Subject: [wisb] 2017 Passenger Pigeon Award Winners
Congratulations to the 2017 Passenger Pigeon Award winners - Robert Howe,
Paul Jakoubek, Nicholas Anich, Tom Hauge, and Karen Etter Hale. Read more
about their accomplishments at: https://wsobirds.org/about-wso/news. And
consider attending the awards ceremony on June 16!

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Date: 4/26/17 4:50 am
From: Carl Schroeder <omiimiig...>
Subject: [wisb] Ruff Collins Marsh Manitowoc Co now
It is here now at 6:45 am.
Location as Bob gave yesterday.

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School Hill Manitowoc Co
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Date: 4/25/17 3:37 pm
From: Karen Johnson <kmjbirders...>
Subject: [wisb] Bender Park - Oak Creek - LakePark -Milwaukee
We whiffed on the Northern Mockingbird at Bender Park but were able to locate not 1 but 2 Grasshopper Sparrows at around 4:00 PM today! They were heard at the same place Betsy Abert had them (Thanks Betsy!).

At Lake Park we were unable to find the Red-headed Woodpeckers but did find an Orange Crowned Warbler behind the Walcott Statue. There were also lots of Blue-gray Gnatcatchers. What the heck are all those swarms of flying insects? They were all over the place today! Thanks for any info on them.

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Date: 4/25/17 3:25 pm
From: Tom Wood <tcwood729...>
Subject: [wisb] Cattle Egret near Van Dyne in Fond du Lac County
Those of you who do not follow eBird might not know that Cattle Egrets were
found this past weekend at their usual summer haunts. I tried yesterday
without success, but since it was not that far away from my Ruff to Ibis
route, I tried this afternoon and saw one breeding plumage adult at the
W6490 Lone Elm Ave. pond.
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Date: 4/25/17 3:17 pm
From: Tom Wood <tcwood729...>
Subject: [wisb] White-faced Ibis in Fond du Lac County- YES this afternoon.
The White-faced Ibis was showing well as of about 3:30 P.M. this afternoon
in the location posted yesterday by Tom Schultz.
Thus, though earlier reports indicate that it leaves from time to time, this
pond seems to be a good foraging area for it.

Nice find by Tom.

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Date: 4/25/17 2:18 pm
From: Mark Korducki <korducki...>
Subject: [wisb] Re: Black Scoter at Horicon Marsh
Does anyone know if they are drawing the water down in Horicon this spring? Last year the shorebird habitat was fantastic the first few weeks of May along the auto loop due to a draw down and subsequent mudflats.

Mark Korducki, New Berlin
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> On Apr 25, 2017, at 11:22 AM, Jeff Baughman <jlbirder...> wrote:
>
> Let's try this again....
> Late yesterday afternoon, before doing my owl survey I spent some time
> birding at Horicon Marsh (Hwy 49 and auto-tour) and the Breezy Point Road
> areas.
>
> Species of note at Horicon were 13 species of ducks including 2
> Trumpeter Swans and 3 Black Scoters, as well as several Forster's Terns, 2
> Black-necked Stilts, Sora and Virginia Rails along the auto tour.
>
> The Black Scoters were on the Fond du Lac side of the Hwy 49. There were 1
> male and 2 females. All 3 were seen in flight, from west to east at ~100
> yards with 10x binoculars.This observation only lasted ~5-10 seconds as
> they flew by, but noted their chunky profile, hefty abdomen (pot bellied
> look), shortish-thick neck, direct low flight across the water, then just
> over the cattails and then landing in a pool on the north side of the
> marsh. I tried to relocate these birds but was unable to.
> The male had completely black plumage - no white anywhere, even in the
> wings or on the head - ruling out WWSC & SUSC. The overall shape of the
> bird and lack of any color also ruled out the only other dark dabbler -
> Black Duck. I was not able to determine any orange knob on the bird's bill
> due to distance and quick observation.
> Both females were a very dark chocolate brown, unlike any other female
> dabbler or local diver (scaup), and again no white anywhere (even on the
> wings) - again ruling out either scaup species. I wasn't able to positively
> see any facial markings - again, due to distance and duration of the
> observation.
>
> There was a single Eurasian Collared-Dove on CTH I at the intersect of Hwy
> 49. The field ponds along CTH I had lots of yellowlegs but nothing else of
> note.
>
> Breezy Point Road (~3 north of Beaver Dam, west of Hwy 51) was productive.
> There were well over a hundred Pectoral Sandpipers, 11 Am. Golden-Plover
> (FOY), and Spotted Sandpiper (FOY) all on the north side of the road and a
> couple of snipe and 2-3 Soras on the south side.
> Jersey Road was fairly dead, probably because there was a Peregrine Falcon
> patrolling the area. He was chasing and eventually catching a pigeon while
> I was there.
>
> Jeff Baughman
> Campbellsport
> Fond du Lac County
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Date: 4/25/17 1:09 pm
From: Aaron Holschbach <aholschbach...>
Subject: [wisb] Re: Update on Collins Ruff
Just talked to my dad, and as of 3pm he was watching the the Ruff which is
still present to the west of the bridge on County W.
Aaron Holschbach
Waunakee

On Tue, Apr 25, 2017 at 1:41 PM <rcd2...> wrote:

> A number of birders were at the location where the Ruff had been seen
> yesterday. But, of these people, only Daryl Tessen got a view -and that of
> the bird flying away. I then put on my barn boots and waded the east edge
> of the marsh attempting to get different views of the location. I soon
> spotted the bird. It then took me about 15 minutes to get back to the
> birders along JJ to let them know. We then carefully check the area where
> I had seen the bird but it was gone. About an hour later, when most
> birders had left, Nick Seeger arrived to let us know he had seen the bird
> further to the west. He had seen it through his scope from the County W
> bridge over the Manitowoc River. It was near the south shore of the river
> and quite distant. We were all amazed that Nick was able to find such a
> distant bird. Scoping the area we all had looks at the Ruff but they were
> not the best. The strong black and white contrast and the rapid feeding
> were the best clues to latching onto to the bir
> d. Thus the bird is still at the marsh but moving from area to area.
>
> -- Bob Domagalski, Menomonee Falls
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Date: 4/25/17 11:41 am
From: <rcd2...>
Subject: [wisb] Update on Collins Ruff
A number of birders were at the location where the Ruff had been seen yesterday. But, of these people, only Daryl Tessen got a view -and that of the bird flying away. I then put on my barn boots and waded the east edge of the marsh attempting to get different views of the location. I soon spotted the bird. It then took me about 15 minutes to get back to the birders along JJ to let them know. We then carefully check the area where I had seen the bird but it was gone. About an hour later, when most birders had left, Nick Seeger arrived to let us know he had seen the bird further to the west. He had seen it through his scope from the County W bridge over the Manitowoc River. It was near the south shore of the river and quite distant. We were all amazed that Nick was able to find such a distant bird. Scoping the area we all had looks at the Ruff but they were not the best. The strong black and white contrast and the rapid feeding were the best clues to latching onto to the bir
d. Thus the bird is still at the marsh but moving from area to area.

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Date: 4/25/17 10:36 am
From: Gmail <bhaunts...>
Subject: [wisb] Ruff & WF Ibis
I went over early this morning to try for the Ruff. Four of us watched for quite some time. When a small flock of yellowlegs flew from behind the shrub line to the south the Ruff was with them. It was not seen for a long time after that although I might have seen it with yellowlegs before that shrub/tree line but the birds flushed before I could get a good look at it for positive id.
When I got home I saw the post about the White-faced Ibis present this morning at the Custer Rd pond, so off to try for it. As I arrived a photographer was leaving indicating the bird was present amongst the gulls. He had gotten within 50 feet (ahem) for photos. When I looked the ibis had moved farther to the north part of the large pond. Shortly thereafter it flew, circled and landed in the far northwest part of the pond where it fed and preened. A local birder arrived and we enjoyed it until suddenly the gulls and Dunlins flushed. This was caused by a person out on the northwest corner of the pond looking at plants. We discovered that the ibis had also flown away. It had not returned when I left about 11:30.
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Date: 4/25/17 10:05 am
From: Betsy Abert <betsyacorn...>
Subject: [wisb] Grasshopper Sparrow: Oak Creek
Just had a singer at base of the slope in the lower parking lot of Bender
Park. CLose to a tagged/painted (red) boulder on west side of lot. Betsy
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Date: 4/25/17 9:24 am
From: Jeff Baughman <jlbirder...>
Subject: [wisb] Black Scoter at Horicon Marsh
Let's try this again....
Late yesterday afternoon, before doing my owl survey I spent some time
birding at Horicon Marsh (Hwy 49 and auto-tour) and the Breezy Point Road
areas.

Species of note at Horicon were 13 species of ducks including 2
Trumpeter Swans and 3 Black Scoters, as well as several Forster's Terns, 2
Black-necked Stilts, Sora and Virginia Rails along the auto tour.

The Black Scoters were on the Fond du Lac side of the Hwy 49. There were 1
male and 2 females. All 3 were seen in flight, from west to east at ~100
yards with 10x binoculars.This observation only lasted ~5-10 seconds as
they flew by, but noted their chunky profile, hefty abdomen (pot bellied
look), shortish-thick neck, direct low flight across the water, then just
over the cattails and then landing in a pool on the north side of the
marsh. I tried to relocate these birds but was unable to.
The male had completely black plumage - no white anywhere, even in the
wings or on the head - ruling out WWSC & SUSC. The overall shape of the
bird and lack of any color also ruled out the only other dark dabbler -
Black Duck. I was not able to determine any orange knob on the bird's bill
due to distance and quick observation.
Both females were a very dark chocolate brown, unlike any other female
dabbler or local diver (scaup), and again no white anywhere (even on the
wings) - again ruling out either scaup species. I wasn't able to positively
see any facial markings - again, due to distance and duration of the
observation.

There was a single Eurasian Collared-Dove on CTH I at the intersect of Hwy
49. The field ponds along CTH I had lots of yellowlegs but nothing else of
note.

Breezy Point Road (~3 north of Beaver Dam, west of Hwy 51) was productive.
There were well over a hundred Pectoral Sandpipers, 11 Am. Golden-Plover
(FOY), and Spotted Sandpiper (FOY) all on the north side of the road and a
couple of snipe and 2-3 Soras on the south side.
Jersey Road was fairly dead, probably because there was a Peregrine Falcon
patrolling the area. He was chasing and eventually catching a pigeon while
I was there.

Jeff Baughman
Campbellsport
Fond du Lac County


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Date: 4/25/17 9:17 am
From: Hoffman, Steven R - DNR <Steven.Hoffman...>
Subject: [wisb] Crex Shorebirds
With Refuge Extension Flowage drawn down for repairs good numbers of shorebirds are showing up on the mudflats. Good conditions for viewing should continue through migration.
Steve

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Date: 4/25/17 8:53 am
From: Jeff Baughman <jlbirder...>
Subject: [wisb] Horicon Marsh & Breezy Point Areas
Late yesterday afternoon, before doing my owl survey I spent some time
birding at Horicon Marsh (Hwy 49 and auto-tour) and the Breezy Point Road
areas.
Species of note were 13 species of ducks including 2 Trumpeter Swans and 3
Black Scoters. The Black Scoters were on the Fond du Lac side of the Hwy
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Date: 4/25/17 7:55 am
From: Gisela ZD <giselazd1...>
Subject: [wisb] Red headed woodpecker
Just had two red headed woodpeckers at the Wolcott statue here in Lake Park
in Milwaukee It's just before 10 a.m.
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Date: 4/25/17 7:09 am
From: Sehloff, Kerry <kerry.sehloff...>
Subject: [wisb] Re: Alert: White-faced Ibis in Fond du Lac Co.
Ibis present in same location, flooded area off Custer Road at 8 AM today (4/25).

Kerry Sehloff
Fond du Lac Co


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From: <wisbirdn-bounce...> [mailto:<wisbirdn-bounce...>] On Behalf Of Tom Schultz
Sent: Monday, April 24, 2017 4:36 PM
To: Wisbirdn <wisbirdn...>
Subject: [wisb] Alert: White-faced Ibis in Fond du Lac Co.

I had a White-faced Ibis this afternoon (3:15 PM) just a mile or so ENE of Ripon on Custer Road. There's a large pond (flooded area) here on the west side. This road runs between Hwy. 44 and Olden Rd.

This bird was about 200 yards from the road, and there was plenty of heat distortion, so the opportunities for photos weren't great.

Tom Schultz
Green Lake Co.

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Date: 4/25/17 6:45 am
From: Mark Korducki <korducki...>
Subject: [wisb] Alert Mockingbird Milwaukee
I just found a Northern Mockingbird in Bender Park. Not singing. It's hanging out along the gravel parking lot area. Check the paved path that runs north from the lot. Tuesday 840 AM

Mark Korducki New Berlin
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Date: 4/25/17 5:31 am
From: Tom Schultz <trschultz...>
Subject: [wisb] Re: Alert: White-faced Ibis in Fond du Lac Co.
I just received a phone call from Kay Kavanagh, saying that the White-faced
Ibis is present at the same location again this morning. It was initially
in the large north pond, but while we were talking it took off and flew into
the more grassy south pond (behind the former corn waste dump). She asked
me to post this information in case anyone else was interested.

Tom Schultz
Green Lake Co.


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From: Tom Schultz
Sent: Monday, April 24, 2017 4:36 PM
To: Wisbirdn
Subject: [wisb] Alert: White-faced Ibis in Fond du Lac Co.

I had a White-faced Ibis this afternoon (3:15 PM) just a mile or so ENE of
Ripon on Custer Road. There's a large pond (flooded area) here on the west
side. This road runs between Hwy. 44 and Olden Rd.

This bird was about 200 yards from the road, and there was plenty of heat
distortion, so the opportunities for photos weren't great.

Tom Schultz
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Date: 4/25/17 3:22 am
From: Kyle Lindemer <kyle.lindemer...>
Subject: [wisb] Cherokee Marsh (Dane) Warbler Walk- Apr 26
Timothy Baker and I will be leading a free warbler walk, sponsored by Friends of Cherokee Marsh, tomorrow morning (Apr 26) at Cherokee Marsh Conservation Park. Please meet at the parking lot at the far north end of Sherman Ave at 6am.
Kyle Lindemer
Madison, Dane County

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Date: 4/24/17 5:30 pm
From: <rcd2...>
Subject: [wisb] Ruff is Still at Collins
The Ruff reported early this afternoon at Collins Marsh was not seen by me and a number of other birders later in the afternoon. I had called Kay Kavanagh about the bird and she drove all the way from Florence County to see it. AND SHE FOUND IT! It was in plain view all this time but more to the west and in more open water than where we had been looking. Kay has been watching the bird for over a half hour -and it was still there at 7:15 actively feeding. There should be a good chance to see it tomorrow morning. Hope those that missed will be successful on the next try.

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Date: 4/24/17 5:19 pm
From: Brad Webb <Brad286465...>
Subject: [wisb] Re: Waukesha Vernon Marsh Goose nesting in Tree
Interesting. We have seen them trying to nest at the top of one of the
highest trees on Tivoli Island here in Watertown. (A few years ago now.)

Brad


On 04/23/2017 08:51 PM, Karen Etter Hale wrote:
> I don’t remember the exact details or year, but we observed a Canada Goose nesting high in a tree at Wyalusing State Park several years ago. Maybe yours is descended from that one? Interesting about the Lewis and Clark observations.
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Date: 4/24/17 5:07 pm
From: Steve Mullen <worse.than.costanza...>
Subject: [wisb] Tom's Ibis- NO, Mascoutin Valley Trail Pond
Hello, a mere 2hrs after Tom's facebook post i was at the Custer pond in
Green Lake Co. & whiffed on the bird.
Hoping it had flown to a nearby place i swung into Mascoutin Valley Trail
Pond in extreme southwest Winnebago Co. An Ibis & B.N. Stilts have been
seen there before so i had my hopes up.
I did not see an Ibis or Stilt, but did get foys Sedge Wren, Rough Winged
Swallows, Brown Thrasher flyby, as well as 2 Horned Grebes, a Pelican,
Gads, Wigeon and B.W. Teal.
The water at MVT is very high- no shorebirds.

I checked 3 more spots east of Omro where Ibis's have been seen, but no
luck.

Better luck to you, Steve Mullen, Oshkosh, Winnebago


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Date: 4/24/17 2:37 pm
From: Tom Schultz <trschultz...>
Subject: [wisb] Alert: White-faced Ibis in Fond du Lac Co.
I had a White-faced Ibis this afternoon (3:15 PM) just a mile or so ENE of
Ripon on Custer Road. There's a large pond (flooded area) here on the west
side. This road runs between Hwy. 44 and Olden Rd.

This bird was about 200 yards from the road, and there was plenty of heat
distortion, so the opportunities for photos weren't great.

Tom Schultz
Green Lake Co.

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Date: 4/24/17 1:43 pm
From: Sherryl _____ <jinxtuffyluke...>
Subject: [wisb] nest with one eaglet 4.24.17
Mile seven Levee Road Columbia County Bald Eagle nest with one visible loan eaglet flapping wings at 11:45 am. Later at 2:45 pm one adult eagle in nest with less active baby and one adult flying near by 4.24.17. Sherryl Stolte Portage WI








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Date: 4/24/17 11:31 am
From: <rcd2...>
Subject: [wisb] Ruff at Collins Marsh

Between 12:25 and 12:50 PM today, April 24, I watched a Ruff at Collins Marsh. When I left it was still present. Most of the time I was viewing it, the bird was sleeping and with its back to me. It was seen on the south side of JJ. As one comes from the east on JJ (past West Quarry Road) and gets past the woods along the road, there will be a gravel path that dead ends at the railroad tracks. South of this gravel path is a large grassy water filled field. There are lots of yellowlegs and one Ruff. One would need a spotting scope to see the bird well. You are also looking directly south, which might be a problem. As far as I am aware, this would be the first find of a Ruff in Manitowoc County. I hope others are able to find this bird and thus help back my sighting.

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Date: 4/24/17 9:05 am
From: Kenneth Younger <kyounger...>
Subject: [wisb] Warbling Vireo
Happened upon another early Vireo, this time a Warbling. Found it at
UW-Madison Lakeshore Nature Preserve this morning, near the boat ramp.

Got some awesome views and a recording of its song. It was singing
like crazy! If it sticks around and keeps that up, it's probably
easily re-findable.

I spent a couple hours out there, but oddly I ran into zero warblers.
Good views of House Wrens and a Great Horned Owl, too.

http://ebird.org/ebird/wi/view/checklist/S36225876
http://ebird.org/ebird/wi/view/checklist/S36227642

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Madison
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Date: 4/24/17 8:36 am
From: Richter Museum <richter...>
Subject: [wisb] Re: Waukesha Vernon Marsh Goose nesting in Tree
We currently have a Canada Goose nest on a 4th floor window ledge on the Cofrin Library at UW-Green Bay. A little history here; our nesting population of Canada Geese, "Branta canadensis maxima" the largest of the races was called the Giant or Prairie Canada Goose and was supposedly eliminated by the early settlers by the 1930's. In the mid-1960's the Illinois Natural History Survey rediscovered this race nesting as an urban flock at Rochester MN. We heard about this and Dr. Robert Cook instructed me to go out and photograph nesting geese at the Barkhausen Refuge and Green Bay Wildlife Sanctuary. Slides were sent INHS and they sent researchers here to examine the geese. Yes they were also "maxima". At that time we did not have geese all over the state or even up the west shore of Green Bay. There was a great effort to expand and increase these populations. Well that worked!! :) Currently our birds are already sitting on eggs, with some hatching, while the rest of Canada Gee
se races (including Cackling) are still feeding in our mechanically harvested corn fields, putting on body fat to migrate north to James and Hudson Bays' to nest.
With the discovery of this remnant population in WI and MN, other states also started looking and they found another population of "cliff dwelling" geese along the Missouri River. It is interesting to note that once these populations were encouraged to expand, and researchers started putting numbered neck collars on birds, that some of the flocks summering on upper Green Bay came from this Missouri population. Second year, nonbreeding birds take a "molt migration" northward and this is why we now see moving flocks in almost every month except June, when the goslings are growing their feathers and the adults have molted all of their flight feathers and become flightless. The "bachelor" flocks are seeking a safe place with plenty of grazing, and the small islands of upper Green Bay provide this. Wisconsin bachelor flocks often end up in Ontario and even Manitoba. They return south after molting and we see them in August. The more western population of "Giant" Canada Geese are mor
e apt to nest in old Red-tailed Hawk and Eagle nests.

Tom Erdman, Green Bay


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From: <wisbirdn-bounce...> [mailto:<wisbirdn-bounce...>] On Behalf Of Spence Stehno
Sent: Saturday, April 22, 2017 11:42 PM
To: <wisbirdn...>
Subject: [wisb] Waukesha Vernon Marsh Goose nesting in Tree

While out hiking Saturday morning at the Vernon Marsh, Frog Alley Figure 8 retention ponds, I was scoping the area including looking at a well branched old tree that overlooks the marsh. I’ve regularly seen eagles, owls, and hawks in this tree or on the large stick nest that is about 40 feet off the ground. Saturday, I was surprised to see a Canada goose sitting on the nest. To what purpose?
I observed this practice while hiking in the Missoula Montana area a few years ago, at the Lee Metcalf National Wildlife Area, and found out this was a “normal” process for the geese to roost and nest in this wildlife nature area along the Bitterroot River.


In fact, it was reported from the journals of Lewis and Clark that while in Montana in April of 1805, they were surprised to find Canada geese nesting in trees. Because the habit of such geese is normally to nest on the ground, many doubted the report, but it was subsequently reported by other naturalists over the years.


Maybe this is a cousin to one of the Montana Canadian geese?


If there is a hatching that should occur, that’s a long ways down!
Apparently this is of little effect on the goslings who are encouraged by the adults to jump within 24 hours of hatching, most often with little side effects.


Happy birding!

Spence Stehno

Waukesha, WI

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Date: 4/23/17 7:18 pm
From: Liz Herzmann <liz.herzmann...>
Subject: [wisb] Horicon Marsh Night Sounds Hike April 25
Join the Horicon Marsh Birdclub as they lead a night hike on the Horicon
Marsh listening for owls, rails, bitterns, and other marshbirds. Hopefully
we will see the display flights of the American Woodcock and Wilson's
Snipe. This is a unique way to explore the Horicon Marsh. Bring a
flashlight.
This event is part of Nocturnal Atlasing Week
<https://wsobirds.org/nocturnal-atlasing-week-2017>, a fun way to learn how
to collect nocturnal data for Wisconsin Breeding Bird Atlas II.

*When:* Tuesday, April 25, 7 to 9 p.m.
*Where:* Burnett Ditch Boat Launch, at the end of Burnett Ditch Road on the
west side of the Horicon Marsh
*Contact:* Matt Herzmann, <meherzmann...>

Liz Herzmann

Dodge County


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Date: 4/23/17 7:16 pm
From: Glen Chism <dmarc-noreply...> (Redacted sender gwchism for DMARC)
Subject: [wisb] Re: Waukesha Vernon Marsh Goose nesting in Tree
This reminds me of some geese that lived near me in SW Dane County. The geese nest atop a tall outcrop of rocks. Often, while the goose sat on the nest, the gander would stand on top of a barn below (which is a little more than a third of the height of the outcrop).

Glen Chism
608-217-3467

> On Apr 23, 2017, at 8:51 PM, Karen Etter Hale <chimneyswift1...> wrote:
>
> I don’t remember the exact details or year, but we observed a Canada Goose nesting high in a tree at Wyalusing State Park several years ago. Maybe yours is descended from that one? Interesting about the Lewis and Clark observations.
> Karen
> --
> Karen Etter Hale
> Lake Mills, WI
> <chimneyswift1...>
>
> *****
> Making time for birds
>
>> On Apr 22, 2017, at 11:42 PM, Spence Stehno <pensacola634...> wrote:
>>
>> While out hiking Saturday morning at the Vernon Marsh, Frog Alley Figure 8
>> retention ponds, I was scoping the area including looking at a well
>> branched old tree that overlooks the marsh. I’ve regularly seen eagles,
>> owls, and hawks in this tree or on the large stick nest that is about 40
>> feet off the ground. Saturday, I was surprised to see a Canada goose
>> sitting on the nest. To what purpose?
>> I observed this practice while hiking in the Missoula Montana area a few
>> years ago, at the Lee Metcalf National Wildlife Area, and found out this
>> was a “normal” process for the geese to roost and nest in this wildlife
>> nature area along the Bitterroot River.
>>
>>
>> In fact, it was reported from the journals of Lewis and Clark that while in
>> Montana in April of 1805, they were surprised to find Canada geese nesting
>> in trees. Because the habit of such geese is normally to nest on the
>> ground, many doubted the report, but it was subsequently reported by other
>> naturalists over the years.
>>
>>
>> Maybe this is a cousin to one of the Montana Canadian geese?
>>
>>
>> If there is a hatching that should occur, that’s a long ways down!
>> Apparently this is of little effect on the goslings who are encouraged by
>> the adults to jump within 24 hours of hatching, most often with little side
>> effects.
>>
>>
>> Happy birding!
>>
>> Spence Stehno
>>
>> Waukesha, WI
>>
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Date: 4/23/17 6:52 pm
From: Karen Etter Hale <chimneyswift1...>
Subject: [wisb] Re: Waukesha Vernon Marsh Goose nesting in Tree
I don’t remember the exact details or year, but we observed a Canada Goose nesting high in a tree at Wyalusing State Park several years ago. Maybe yours is descended from that one? Interesting about the Lewis and Clark observations.
Karen
--
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Lake Mills, WI
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> On Apr 22, 2017, at 11:42 PM, Spence Stehno <pensacola634...> wrote:
>
> While out hiking Saturday morning at the Vernon Marsh, Frog Alley Figure 8
> retention ponds, I was scoping the area including looking at a well
> branched old tree that overlooks the marsh. I’ve regularly seen eagles,
> owls, and hawks in this tree or on the large stick nest that is about 40
> feet off the ground. Saturday, I was surprised to see a Canada goose
> sitting on the nest. To what purpose?
> I observed this practice while hiking in the Missoula Montana area a few
> years ago, at the Lee Metcalf National Wildlife Area, and found out this
> was a “normal” process for the geese to roost and nest in this wildlife
> nature area along the Bitterroot River.
>
>
> In fact, it was reported from the journals of Lewis and Clark that while in
> Montana in April of 1805, they were surprised to find Canada geese nesting
> in trees. Because the habit of such geese is normally to nest on the
> ground, many doubted the report, but it was subsequently reported by other
> naturalists over the years.
>
>
> Maybe this is a cousin to one of the Montana Canadian geese?
>
>
> If there is a hatching that should occur, that’s a long ways down!
> Apparently this is of little effect on the goslings who are encouraged by
> the adults to jump within 24 hours of hatching, most often with little side
> effects.
>
>
> Happy birding!
>
> Spence Stehno
>
> Waukesha, WI
>
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Date: 4/23/17 10:45 am
From: Jeff Virant <rainbow...>
Subject: [wisb] Trumpeters, Polk County
Hi all,

Just reporting that although they seem a little late this year, three delightfully noisy Trumpeter Swans arrived on Rainbow Pond yesterday and they continue to “trumpet” rather vociferously today. All 3 have considerable gray-brown plumage so I must wonder if they are yearlings.

Best birding.

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Date: 4/23/17 8:51 am
From: Nancy <backnancy...>
Subject: [wisb] Location help please
There was reference made to The Breezy Pt/151 pond & is Breezy Pt/Jersey pond I (believe in the Horicon Marsh area somewhere?) in a posting yesterday. As I am unfamiliar with those locations I was wondering if someone wouldn't mind giving me some idea of where they are located as I am hoping to locate some Golden Plovers that might be there.
Any help would be very much appreciated.
Thanks,
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Sheboygan, WI
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Date: 4/22/17 9:43 pm
From: Spence Stehno <pensacola634...>
Subject: [wisb] Waukesha Vernon Marsh Goose nesting in Tree
While out hiking Saturday morning at the Vernon Marsh, Frog Alley Figure 8
retention ponds, I was scoping the area including looking at a well
branched old tree that overlooks the marsh. I’ve regularly seen eagles,
owls, and hawks in this tree or on the large stick nest that is about 40
feet off the ground. Saturday, I was surprised to see a Canada goose
sitting on the nest. To what purpose?
I observed this practice while hiking in the Missoula Montana area a few
years ago, at the Lee Metcalf National Wildlife Area, and found out this
was a “normal” process for the geese to roost and nest in this wildlife
nature area along the Bitterroot River.


In fact, it was reported from the journals of Lewis and Clark that while in
Montana in April of 1805, they were surprised to find Canada geese nesting
in trees. Because the habit of such geese is normally to nest on the
ground, many doubted the report, but it was subsequently reported by other
naturalists over the years.


Maybe this is a cousin to one of the Montana Canadian geese?


If there is a hatching that should occur, that’s a long ways down!
Apparently this is of little effect on the goslings who are encouraged by
the adults to jump within 24 hours of hatching, most often with little side
effects.


Happy birding!

Spence Stehno

Waukesha, WI

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Date: 4/22/17 5:59 pm
From: Steve Mullen <worse.than.costanza...>
Subject: [wisb] Oshkosh to Waunakee Today (Long)
Hello, Me and Con birded 12 hours in 6 Counties today beginning at sunrise
in Oshkosh. We tallied over 90 species today without going out of our way
for some easy gets like the Peregrine Falcon at UW-O or the Euro-Collared
Doves in Arlington.
The biggest highlights were a Raven on Schumacher Rd. between Hauser & Cuba
Valley Rd. in Dane Co. We had two Black Necked Stilts on Horicon Auto Loop
after the boardwalk pond in Dodge Co. There were also 4 Horned Grebes on
Hwy 49 Horicon. We got close looks at two Red Necked Grebes on Schoenberg
Marsh Pond. They were seen from the boardwalk on the way towards the
mounted spotting scope/viewing location off of Priem Rd.

At sun up the Oshkosh bathing beach was dead. Just a few Pelicans. We
headed towards our target bird of the day (Am. Avocets) in Dodge and
Columbia Counties next. We whiffed all day on that bird. At Horicon Auto
Loop we picked up a Whooping Crane, N. Waterthrush, Virginia Rail, R C.
Kinglet, and the B. N. Stilts.

Hwy 49 Dodge Co. had a pair of Trump Swans, the Horned Grebes,and several
duck species.The Fon du Lac Co. side we got Forsters Terns, N. Pintails and
Yellow Headed Blackbirds. Nothing exciting on the small pond on Stumph Rd.
near B & Z. We spun around and tried the Oakwood and Hwy 151ish pond. Had
a Sora, Pectoral Sandpiper and a couple Yellowlegs there. Breezy/Jersey/A
south of Fox Lake (Dodge Co.) had Yellowlegs and Bonaparte Gulls. The
farmer has removed the woods that had contained the G.H. Owl nest last year.

The V & C pond in Dane Co.was dead. A Great Blue Heron was the highlight.
The V ponds at Schumacher Road had plenty of birds, but nothing we were
looking for. Got the raven near the Cuba Valley pond spot (at the house
just north of there). Patton Rd. and Oak Lane had Boney's, Pied Billed
Grebes, Yellowlegs, and flyover eagle. DM & Wibu has been drained so well
now that that spot is not as good as it used to be. DM/i was dead.

Goose Ponds in Columbia Co. is nearly empty compared to the plethora of
waterfowl it held 2 weeks ago. We heard a Pheasant cackle. Saw a few
Greater White Fronted Geese on the east side pond. Harvey/Wangsness was
really slow, but it holds some water on both sides of the Harvey. A real
lack of shorebirds tho. We hoofed it to the end of Harvey Rd. in Schoenberg
and had some Forster's Terns and ducks. No Yellow Headed BB's. Got one tick
on me. On the walk back to the parking area we got Field Sparrow, Gray
Catbird, & Palm Warbler. The Priem Rd. parking area that leads out to the
Scope had the pair of R.N. Grebes that were working the southwest arm of
the lake. At the Priem gated area we had a Titmouse singing above our
heads. No G.H. Owlettes this year. Looks like that tree has broke near the
nest spot. We did see a hen Hooded Merg climb out of a Wood Duck house on
the south edge of the lake. It joined the drake Merg out near the R. N.
Grebes. No Lincoln Sparrow. The area has been cleaned up too much for that
bird. At Hwy 60 & Harvey the west side is now permantely dry after a
farmer tiled it a year or two ago. East side was dead. Hwy 51 & 60 pond
was dead. We checked the pond south of Rio on Cty Rd. C, but only had
another Hoodie there. Grassy Lake in Col. Co. near Doylestown did not have
anything exciting, but it was late in the day for a Moorhen/Gallinulle.
Only P.B. Grebes, Wigeon, R.N. Ducks and Gadwalls. There is a Bald Eagle
on a nest there. And tons of water.
Oh, we had another Sora at Grassy L. W.A. The pond a mile west of Hwy 73
on Hwy 33 only had Rock Pigs today.

Lake Maria in Green Lake Co. had 3 Forster's Terns, Pelicans, some diver
ducks, and Boney Gulls. We didn't see a R.N. Grebe but we didn't work it
that hard. The lake was flat calm and sunny to view. The farmers pond at
Lake Maria Rd. & X had 22 Forster's Terns, some divers and Yellowlegs.
Miller Rd. & A that was SO good last year is completely dry and a waste of
time to drive past. Same goes for the Hwy 44/Cty Rd. KK spot. There is
water at Hwy 23 & KK but no shorebirds whatsoever today. A quarter mile
west on KK there is good water, so check that spot. It had Yellowlegs & a
Great Egret today.

We didn't stop again from there to our mansion on the Fox in Oshkosh. Good
Luck to you tomorrow,
Steve Mullen, Oshkosh, Winnebago Co.


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Date: 4/22/17 5:03 pm
From: David Machajewski <widgeon316...>
Subject: [wisb] Black-neck Stilts
Spotted a pair of Black-neck Stilts on 49 just past the auto tour on a mud
flat. Was not quick enough to get a shot as I tried to get a closer look.
Spooked the into the marsh.
Dave Machajewski
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Date: 4/22/17 4:48 pm
From: Gmail <bhaunts...>
Subject: [wisb] saturday birding
I checked a variety of spots today in parts of the "southern" areas. Starting at Horicon Marsh yielded the usual extremely high water. Two Black-necked Stilts were along 49 just west of the Auto Tour Rd. The Breezy Pt/151 pond continues to have good shorebird habitat with 4 species present (nothing unusual). Even better is Breezy Pt/Jersey pond with 6 species, the best being 10 Am Golden Plovers that were present in the late afternoon (2 in full breeding plumage). The Columbia and Dane ponds had limited shorebirds (nothing unusual). Fish Lake had the Red-necked Grebe and (FOY)Cliff Swallows.
Baxter's Hollow was cold and very quiet when I got there. When I worked back down towards the first bridge the birds became more active including a singing La Waterthrush and a Blue-gray Gnatcatcher (FOY). As I was leaving a flock of Blue Jays were present, flushing a Broad-winged Hawk (FOY)

Spring Green Preserve had 5 Lark Sparrows and a Grasshopper Sparrow, plus other standard birds. A pleasant surprise was running into Paul Schilke leading a UW field trip.

Bakkens Pond had high water so waterfowl were limited. However at the first stop (east end) there was a Yellow-rumped Warbler wave (small one) which had single Palm and Pine Warblers (FOY).

An enjoyable day despite the quiet spots. Surprising was the total of 92 species.
Daryl Tessen
Appleton,, WI


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Date: 4/22/17 4:46 pm
From: Kenneth Younger <kyounger...>
Subject: [wisb] Blue-headed Vireo
While not uncommon, I did find an early Blue-headed Vireo this
afternoon at the UW Arboretum in the woods north of Icke Boardwalk.

http://ebird.org/ebird/wi/view/checklist/S36180516

-Kenny Younger
Madison
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Date: 4/22/17 12:28 pm
From: Kay Kavanagh <kkav2299...>
Subject: [wisb] Pine River Florence Co
Made an early quiet 3 hour canoe trip down the Pine River this morning.
River was perhaps the highest level that we had ever canoed. So peaceful
with just a few early birds singing. Highlights included 15 Ruffed Grouse
drumming, many Yellow-breasted Sapsucker and Yellow-shafted Flicker tapping
away, 2 Winter Wren, 2 Golden-crowned Kinglet, 12 Ruby-crowned Kinglet, 3
Yellow-rumped Warbler, 3 Pine Warbler, 3 Purple Finch. We were the only
people on the river which made it so special.
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Date: 4/22/17 9:45 am
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Subject: [wisb] Re: Horicon Marsh Auto Tour AVOCETS
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Date: 4/22/17 9:41 am
From: James Schwarz <jfschwar...>
Subject: [wisb] Re: Red necked grebe, Fish Lake, Dane
Red necked is still in the middle of Fish Lake. Calm water makes for good views.
Jim Schwarz
Madison, Dane Co
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From: <wisbirdn-bounce...> <wisbirdn-bounce...> on behalf of Dale Bonk <debunkshy...>
Sent: Friday, April 21, 2017 2:59:57 PM
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Subject: [wisb] Re: Red necked grebe, Fish Lake, Dane

Dale Bonk
Mt Horeb, Dane
On Apr 21, 2017 2:59 PM, "Dale Bonk" <debunkshy...> wrote:

> He's currently viewable from the causeway, on the east side.
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Date: 4/22/17 9:34 am
From: William Mueller <wpmueller1947...>
Subject: [wisb] doubling the number of Earth's bird species
http://www.amnh.org/about-the-museum/press-center/new-study-doubles-the-estimate-of-bird-species-in-the-world

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Date: 4/22/17 8:50 am
From: Steve Thiessen <stevethiessen...>
Subject: [wisb] Another Cinnamon x Blue-winged Teal, Dane co.

South of Stoughton, on Hy 138, there was a male Cinnamon x Blue-winged Teal hybrid. This was on the westside of 138 south of Sam Miles Road. This is the only area the shorebirds seem to like. The Greater Yellowlegs have been eating a lot of nightcrawlers.
There's 150 shorebirds, but only 3 species today. Greater and Lesser Yellowlegs, and Pectoral Sandpipers.
Yesterday, a Peregrine was patroling low over the field. Fun to watch. Steve Thiessen Stoughton Dane co.
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Date: 4/22/17 8:29 am
From: William Mueller <wpmueller1947...>
Subject: [wisb] Join the Midwest Aerial Insectivore Discussion Group
This Discussion Group is on Facebook; if you are interested in swallows,
swifts, nightjars, flycatchers and their conservation - take a look!
http://futureofbirds.blogspot.com/2017/04/join-midwest-aerial-insectivore.html


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Date: 4/22/17 7:02 am
From: Dan Rettler <rett.333...>
Subject: [wisb] Re: Horicon Marsh Auto Tour AVOCETS
Thx for heads-up. I'll use new wayfinding install to find you.

Sent from my iPhone

> On Apr 21, 2017, at 7:39 PM, Kenneth Younger <kyounger...> wrote:
>
> They flew out while I was there around 6:15pm. Life bird, and Wisconsin
> #198. Coming up on 200... Any bets what it'll be? :) (My money is on a
> warbler species I don't have yet.)
> Had great views of FOY Caspian Terns, and a gray ghost sneak up on me so
> quickly and close I barely had time to get a shot off; FOY there as well.
>
> 49 had what I estimated to be 300 Ruddy Ducks, and I had at flock of 16
> Black-crowned Night Herons fly through.
>
> -Kenny Younger
> Madison
>
>
> On Apr 21, 2017 5:08 PM, "Tom Wood" <tcwood729...> wrote:
>
> They were still present as of 3:40 P.M. Thanks, Dave!
> Thomas Wood, Menomonee Falls, Waukesha County
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: <wisbirdn-bounce...> [mailto:<wisbirdn-bounce...>]
> On Behalf Of David Schrab
> Sent: Friday, April 21, 2017 11:00 AM
> To: <wisbirdn...>
> Subject: [wisb] Horicon Marsh Auto Tour AVOCETS
>
> 10:55 a.m. looking at 21 American Avocets Auto Tour just past boardwalk on
> left.
> Dave Schrab
> Dodge County
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Date: 4/22/17 6:07 am
From: Mark Korducki <korducki...>
Subject: [wisb] Re: Kestrels nesting - Dane Co
When we parked across from O'Hare two weeks ago I watched a kestrel fly up into a recessed area on a building and it sounded like it was met by the calls of nestlings. That seems really early. Pat do you know if the mate might make such calls?

Mark Korducki, New Berlin
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> On Apr 22, 2017, at 7:45 AM, Patrick Ready <birdsready...> wrote:
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> I checked several of my Kestrel boxes yesterday & found 3 active nests. Two
> had females sitting on eggs. I assume they started laying mid-April. One
> box had 1 egg and no Kestrels around. Using my telescoping paint pole w my
> iPhone attached I take a quick peek inside the box. I expect to find 4-5
> eggs next time I check. Unfortunately the Starlings are nesting already as
> well. They take the kestrel boxes also. Had one box packed full of straw
> and grass made by a house sparrow. Arghhhh!
> Pat Ready
> Madison
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Date: 4/22/17 5:45 am
From: Patrick Ready <birdsready...>
Subject: [wisb] Kestrels nesting - Dane Co
I checked several of my Kestrel boxes yesterday & found 3 active nests. Two
had females sitting on eggs. I assume they started laying mid-April. One
box had 1 egg and no Kestrels around. Using my telescoping paint pole w my
iPhone attached I take a quick peek inside the box. I expect to find 4-5
eggs next time I check. Unfortunately the Starlings are nesting already as
well. They take the kestrel boxes also. Had one box packed full of straw
and grass made by a house sparrow. Arghhhh!
Pat Ready
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Date: 4/21/17 5:40 pm
From: Kenneth Younger <kyounger...>
Subject: [wisb] Re: Horicon Marsh Auto Tour AVOCETS
They flew out while I was there around 6:15pm. Life bird, and Wisconsin
#198. Coming up on 200... Any bets what it'll be? :) (My money is on a
warbler species I don't have yet.)
Had great views of FOY Caspian Terns, and a gray ghost sneak up on me so
quickly and close I barely had time to get a shot off; FOY there as well.

49 had what I estimated to be 300 Ruddy Ducks, and I had at flock of 16
Black-crowned Night Herons fly through.

-Kenny Younger
Madison


On Apr 21, 2017 5:08 PM, "Tom Wood" <tcwood729...> wrote:

They were still present as of 3:40 P.M. Thanks, Dave!
Thomas Wood, Menomonee Falls, Waukesha County

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On Behalf Of David Schrab
Sent: Friday, April 21, 2017 11:00 AM
To: <wisbirdn...>
Subject: [wisb] Horicon Marsh Auto Tour AVOCETS

10:55 a.m. looking at 21 American Avocets Auto Tour just past boardwalk on
left.
Dave Schrab
Dodge County

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Date: 4/21/17 3:08 pm
From: Tom Wood <tcwood729...>
Subject: [wisb] Re: Horicon Marsh Auto Tour AVOCETS
They were still present as of 3:40 P.M. Thanks, Dave!
Thomas Wood, Menomonee Falls, Waukesha County

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Subject: [wisb] Horicon Marsh Auto Tour AVOCETS

10:55 a.m. looking at 21 American Avocets Auto Tour just past boardwalk on
left.
Dave Schrab
Dodge County

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Date: 4/21/17 2:32 pm
From: Kenneth Younger <kyounger...>
Subject: [wisb] Re: Red necked grebe, Fish Lake, Dane
Thanks, Dale. Managed to get over there as my first stop. Still there and
good light. It moved further out into the middle of the lake, so scope
would be advisable.
-Kenny Younger
Madison

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> He's currently viewable from the causeway, on the east side.
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Date: 4/21/17 1:00 pm
From: Dale Bonk <debunkshy...>
Subject: [wisb] Re: Red necked grebe, Fish Lake, Dane
Dale Bonk
Mt Horeb, Dane
On Apr 21, 2017 2:59 PM, "Dale Bonk" <debunkshy...> wrote:

> He's currently viewable from the causeway, on the east side.
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Date: 4/21/17 1:00 pm
From: Dale Bonk <debunkshy...>
Subject: [wisb] Red necked grebe, Fish Lake, Dane
He's currently viewable from the causeway, on the east side.

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Date: 4/21/17 12:55 pm
From: Gmail <bhaunts...>
Subject: [wisb] Lake Michigan
I spent part of the day checking on various Lake Michigan spots. I started at Sheboygan, hoping for the Avocets. Yes! There were 17 on the beach before 7:30 this morning, and still there three hours later when I returned. Harrington Beach---end of D---had activity including a Red-necked Grebe, 3 Common Loons, 1 Red-throated Loon, 10+ Common Terns, 4 swallow species, and lots of Bonaparte's Gulls, among others.
Fischer Creek and Kingfisher Farm were both quiet.

In Manitowoc county the F pond had single Greater and Lesser Yellowlegs and 7 Dunlins. These are the first shorebirds I have seen here in several years. The Manitowoc impoundment has very good habitat, with 7 White Pelicans and 100+ Caspian Terns being the best. No shorebirds today.

Point Beach SF was quiet.







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Date: 4/21/17 12:33 pm
From: Jeremy Meyer <jmeyer4044...>
Subject: [wisb] Re: American Bittern ~ Oak Creek MKE Co. 4/20/17, some images...
Currently present, west side of the road, closer to hwy 100.
Jeremy Meyer
Franklin, Milwaukee

On Apr 20, 2017 6:02 PM, "Jim Edlhuber" <jimedlhuber...> wrote:

> Hi all,
> As an American Bittern was reported between Oakwood Road and Ryan Road on
> Pennsylvania Ave. yesterday in Oak Creek, I thought I would give it a try
> later this morning. The bird was present in a ditch off the road. Even
> though this bird was a different color than the surroundings it was in,
> sometimes I saw it, sometimes I did not. It was an amazing situation as it
> just blended in, did not look like a bird sometimes with the angle I was
> at. It stood motionless when I saw it in the couple of passes I made, but
> gave nice looks for a couple photos. There was a lot of traffic on
> Pennsylvania Ave. and my stop times were very short. After a few minutes a
> few cars stopped to see what I was up to, and the bird walked into the
> brush on the side of the road, but it was still visible. Thanks to Dave M
> for finding this bird and getting the word out yesterday. It was a cold day
> with mostly cloudy skies and winds off the lake, it did not feel at all
> like spring.
>
> Images of the American Bittern from today at this link if you care to view
> them:
>
>
> *http://www.windowtowildlife.com/american-bittern-oak-
> creek-milwaukee-county-wisconsin-april-20-2017/
> <http://www.windowtowildlife.com/american-bittern-oak-
> creek-milwaukee-county-wisconsin-april-20-2017/>*
> Thanks and good birding,
>
> Jim Edlhuber
> Town of Genesee Waukesha Co.
>
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Date: 4/21/17 9:00 am
From: David Schrab <davidschrab...>
Subject: [wisb] Horicon Marsh Auto Tour AVOCETS
10:55 a.m. looking at 21 American Avocets Auto Tour just past boardwalk on
left.
Dave Schrab
Dodge County

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Date: 4/21/17 8:33 am
From: <eileenworman...>
Subject: [wisb] Sora, Town of Lebanon, Dodge County plus Belted Kingfishers, Richfield, Washington County
Hope it's okay to combine my last sightings from our Town of Lebanon
house and some of the new sightings from our Richfield house in one
message.
Yesterday while finishing up final details at the house that's about
to be sold in Lebanon, I was happy to hear a Sora calling from one of
the ponds. A male Belted Kingfisher was perched on the dead tree by
another pond. The gray Eastern Screech-Owl was visible in the opening
of the duck box. The nesting pair of Sandhill Cranes were hanging out
at the top of the hill.
At our new place in Richfield in Washington County, we've counted
almost 50 species in about four weeks of living here. The highlights
are a pair of Belted Kingfishers seen each day fishing in the creek
behind the house, Golden-crowned Kinglets and Ruby-crowned Kinglets,
White-throated Sparrows, Swamp Sparrows and Yellow-rumped Warblers.
The ducks are limited to Mallards, Wood Ducks and Hooded Mergansers so
far, but that's better than no ducks!
We have one pair of Eastern Bluebirds settling into one of the boxes
we brought with us. We did leave several boxes at the old house
because birds had already begun checking them out.
And most evenings American Woodcock can be heard calling.
Hoping to add lots more species to the new yard list, but I don't
think we'll come close to the 157 species we documented at the Lebanon
house.
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Date: 4/20/17 4:02 pm
From: Jim Edlhuber <jimedlhuber...>
Subject: [wisb] American Bittern ~ Oak Creek MKE Co. 4/20/17, some images...
Hi all,
As an American Bittern was reported between Oakwood Road and Ryan Road on
Pennsylvania Ave. yesterday in Oak Creek, I thought I would give it a try
later this morning. The bird was present in a ditch off the road. Even
though this bird was a different color than the surroundings it was in,
sometimes I saw it, sometimes I did not. It was an amazing situation as it
just blended in, did not look like a bird sometimes with the angle I was
at. It stood motionless when I saw it in the couple of passes I made, but
gave nice looks for a couple photos. There was a lot of traffic on
Pennsylvania Ave. and my stop times were very short. After a few minutes a
few cars stopped to see what I was up to, and the bird walked into the
brush on the side of the road, but it was still visible. Thanks to Dave M
for finding this bird and getting the word out yesterday. It was a cold day
with mostly cloudy skies and winds off the lake, it did not feel at all
like spring.

Images of the American Bittern from today at this link if you care to view
them:


*http://www.windowtowildlife.com/american-bittern-oak-creek-milwaukee-county-wisconsin-april-20-2017/
<http://www.windowtowildlife.com/american-bittern-oak-creek-milwaukee-county-wisconsin-april-20-2017/>*
Thanks and good birding,

Jim Edlhuber
Town of Genesee Waukesha Co.


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Date: 4/20/17 3:12 pm
From: Aaron Holschbach <aholschbach...>
Subject: [wisb] Avocets - V&C Ponds - Dane Co.
This evening there are 5 AMERICAN AVOCETS at the V and C Ponds in Dane
County. Also Greater Yellowlegs and lots of Pectoral Sandpipers, but did
not see the Black-necked Stilt which was present here earlier this week.
Aaron Holschbach
Waunakee


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Date: 4/20/17 10:56 am
From: David Machajewski <widgeon316...>
Subject: [wisb] American Bittern
Dave Machajewski
Caledonia, Racine County
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Date: 4/19/17 8:05 pm
From: Barbara Duerksen <bduerksen...>
Subject: [wisb] Nocturnal WBBA field trip Richland County
Birders, you are welcome to join us in Richland County on a nocturnal survey
Friday, April 21. This will be roadside birding at a wetland along the West
Branch of the Pine River, listening for calls of rails, bitterns, owls, and
for the display flights of American Woodcock and Wilson's Snipe.


Meet in Rockbridge at 6:30 p.m., about 8 miles north of Richland Center, at
the Pier Natural Bridge Park, about 8 miles north of Richland Center.
Viewing area will be a few miles upstream on the West Branch.



Contact Barbara Duerksen at <bduerksen...> or call 608 538-3820.



This event is part of Nocturnal Atlasing Week, a fun way to learn how to
collect nocturnal data for Wisconsin Breeding Bird Atlas II.



Barbara Duerksen

Richland County Atlas Coordinator









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Date: 4/19/17 7:08 pm
From: Jim Edlhuber <jimedlhuber...>
Subject: [wisb] Pied-billed Grebe Greenfield Park MKE Co. 4/19/17, some images...
Hi all,
One of my last birding stops of the day was at Greenfield Park in
Milwaukee. Not a whole lot going on there but a Pied-billed Grebe gave some
nice views. There were a few others present but they stayed farther out in
the lagoon. The Pied-billed Grebe was fishing and getting something to eat
too on a very gloomy day with temps in the low 50’s. Some of the other
highlights of the day were a Brown Thrashers at Sheridan Park and
Willow-way at Grant Park, Great Egrets and Bonaparte's Gull on Pennsylvania
Ave on the southside of MKE Co. I thought overall quiet.

A link to some Pied-billed Grebe images from today at this link if you care
to view them:


*http://www.windowtowildlife.com/pied-billed-grebe-greenfield-park-milwaukee-wisconsin-april-19-2017/
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Jim Edlhuber
Town of Genesee Waukesha Co.

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Date: 4/19/17 4:11 pm
From: Tim Hahn <thahnbirder...>
Subject: [wisb] WBBA Nocturnal Field Trip - April 22 - Waukesha
Hello Fellow Birders!
If you'd like some refreshers on nocturnal atlasing techniques or you're
new to doing nocturnal surveys, join us this Saturday *April 22 for a
nocturnal survey at Vernon Marsh.*

We will meet at the Benson Road entrance to Vernon State Wildlife Area at
7:00 PM. We'll start out by listening for woodcock and snipe near the
parking lot, then spend some time near the border of the marsh and woods
listening for rails, bitterns, and other marsh birds. Owls are also a good
possibility in the woods.

If conditions are suitable, the group will also check other spots for
nocturnal species after leaving Benson Road. Dress appropriately including
footwear and bring a flashlight!

There is still plenty of room for more birders! For details, shoot me an
email.

Cheers!

Tim Hahn
Pewaukee, WI
Waukesha Cty
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Date: 4/19/17 11:42 am
From: Jessica Hilt <jhilt626...>
Subject: [wisb] American Pelicans over Grant Park
A group of 5 pelicans were seen flying south over Grant park in South
Milwaukee about 1pm.
Also alot of red-breasted mergansers, gadwalls, american coots, and
bonaparte's gulls seen off Grant Park beach.

Happy spring!

Jessica Hilt
Cudahy WI


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Date: 4/19/17 11:08 am
From: Jennifer Ambrose <jenthreat...>
Subject: [wisb] Lake Park Pine Warbler/Purple Finch/others from Sat
Hello everyone,
Here is my latest blog post featuring a few of the 39 species that I saw
during around 4 hours this past Saturday at Lake Park. The sunny skies and
high level of bird activity made for an enjoyable morning!

http://www.birdspazz.com/2017/04/19/lake-park-portrait-studio-for-birds/


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Bayview, Milwaukee County

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Date: 4/19/17 10:03 am
From: R. John McCaw <rjmccaw...>
Subject: [wisb] Great Egrets, Least Sandpiper, etc at S. Pennsylvania Ave. Fields (Milwaukee Co.)
This morning I stopped by the S. Penn. Ave. flooded fields in Milwaukee County, and enjoyed seeing some Greater and Lesser Yellowlegs, five Great Egrets, and a Least Sandpiper working the mud. Also around were a Great Blue Heron, Red-winged Blackbirds, and the usual gulls.


Before heading to work, I also stopped at South Metro Pier; highlights were a Brown Thrasher and a very visible and vocal Eastern Meadowlark.


John McCaw
Bay View, Milwaukee, Milwaukee Co.

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Date: 4/18/17 6:22 pm
From: Tom Prestby <jjprestby...>
Subject: [wisb] WSO Night Sounds of Naravino field trip Friday
Hello,

I'm excited to be leading a WSO nocturnal field trip to Navarino State Wildlife Area on Friday night with Erin Giese, Stuart Malcolm, and Mike Reese. We will meet at 6:30pm at the Navarino Nature Center and look for marshbirds before dusk and then enjoy woodcock and snipe displays at dusk, and then search for owls after dark. We'll be focusing on how to collect nocturnal data for Wisconsin Breeding Bird Atlas II. It should be a great time and the weather is looking good! As with all WSO field trips, it is totally free.


Tom Prestby

Green Bay

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Date: 4/18/17 3:43 pm
From: Jennifer Ambrose <jenthreat...>
Subject: [wisb] Re: Southern Milwaukee County this morning
I'm so glad that Tom, Jessica and others got nice looks of the vireo. I
could not find it between 12:30 to 1:15 today and I don't think it's been
seen this evening.
Jennifer A
Milwaukee

On Apr 18, 2017 5:21 PM, "Tom Wood" <tcwood729...> wrote:

> This morning I saw the early White-eyed Vireo found yesterday by Jennifer
> Ambrose. Nice find, Jennifer. I had some help, which made it easy, because
> a
> few minutes after my arrival a lady named Jessica spotted the bird, and
> Betsy Abert showed me where to stand to get terrific views of this bird.
> Thank you, ladies! It moved around from branch to branch, sometimes
> appearing in the open, and giving views which are usually unobtainable of
> this species which is more likely to show itself for a few seconds in a
> deep
> thicket.
> Near the playground at Wil-O-Way, I was watching my personal first-of-year
> Pine Warbler and my FOY House Wren started singing. By the time the warbler
> moved out of view, the wren stopped singing, so I had to settle for
> heard-only. There will be more.
> Winter Wrens, Brown Thrashers, White-throated Sparrows, and Yellow-bellied
> Sapsucker were other interesting birds in the park.
> Ruby-crowned Kinglets were the predominant migrant, and with so many
> singing, hormone levels are up and several were really showing their ruby
> crowns.
> I moved to Warnimont Park and saw another singing Pine Warbler and noted
> that the Bank Swallows have started returning to their colony. Although no
> breeding activity was seen, they were certainly hovering around the cliff.
> Thomas Wood, Menomonee Falls, Waukesha County
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Date: 4/18/17 3:38 pm
From: Tom Wood <tcwood729...>
Subject: [wisb] Good afternoon at Virmond Park in Ozaukee County
Birding at Virmond Park can be quite difficult because you are high up on a
bluff and most of the birds are quite far out. Most of the afternoon was
spent looking at the same dozens of Bonaparte's and Herring Gulls and seeing
some of the common ducks.
I watched from one of the benches overlooking the lake and with time, some
great things started to happen. First were 5 Red-necked Grebes, far out but
easily viewed using the 60X on my scope. Thank goodness heat distortion was
at a minimum. I also saw a breeding plumage Common Loon and then decided to
walk the perimeter of the park. Passerines were a bit disappointing, but 8
Hermit Thrushes concentrated near one small flooded area on the south side
of the park were a treat.
After the walk, I returned to the bench to see if I could spot the
Red-necked Grebes again (I could not). I did come across a flock of about 10
Horned Grebes, and noticed one of the grebes was noticeably smaller and had
a more peaked head. It was in transition plumage, but by size and structure
alone, I could see it was an Eared Grebe. The Horned Grebes decided to take
a nap, but the Eared Grebe must have been hungry, because it went off by
itself and started diving. After watching the Eared Grebe for a while
longer, I went back to the Horned Grebes to see if they were still sleeping.
At that moment, a Common Goldeneye and an adult male Harlequin Duck flew
into the grebe raft. These active birds had nothing in common with the
sleepy grebes, and soon moved away. What a way to top off a very memorable
birding day.
Thomas Wood, Menomonee Falls, Waukesha County

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Date: 4/18/17 3:21 pm
From: Tom Wood <tcwood729...>
Subject: [wisb] Southern Milwaukee County this morning
This morning I saw the early White-eyed Vireo found yesterday by Jennifer
Ambrose. Nice find, Jennifer. I had some help, which made it easy, because a
few minutes after my arrival a lady named Jessica spotted the bird, and
Betsy Abert showed me where to stand to get terrific views of this bird.
Thank you, ladies! It moved around from branch to branch, sometimes
appearing in the open, and giving views which are usually unobtainable of
this species which is more likely to show itself for a few seconds in a deep
thicket.
Near the playground at Wil-O-Way, I was watching my personal first-of-year
Pine Warbler and my FOY House Wren started singing. By the time the warbler
moved out of view, the wren stopped singing, so I had to settle for
heard-only. There will be more.
Winter Wrens, Brown Thrashers, White-throated Sparrows, and Yellow-bellied
Sapsucker were other interesting birds in the park.
Ruby-crowned Kinglets were the predominant migrant, and with so many
singing, hormone levels are up and several were really showing their ruby
crowns.
I moved to Warnimont Park and saw another singing Pine Warbler and noted
that the Bank Swallows have started returning to their colony. Although no
breeding activity was seen, they were certainly hovering around the cliff.
Thomas Wood, Menomonee Falls, Waukesha County


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Date: 4/18/17 12:39 pm
From: Gisela ZD <giselazd1...>
Subject: [wisb] Lake Park and Milwaukee Art Museum.
FOY Palm Warbler, Brown Thrasher and Chimney Swift this morning. I birded
the park from 9 until 10:15.
Also Hermit Thrush and abundant Ruby-crowned Kinglets singing away.

No luck seeing Pine Warblers.

Later in the morning, I stopped at the Art Museum. Horned grebe, ruddy
ducks, red-breasted mergansers and scaup (couldn't determine if lesser or
greater). Strong east wind and waves.

Gisela Zelenka-Drysdale
Milwaukee County


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Date: 4/18/17 12:14 pm
From: Gmail <bhaunts...>
Subject: [wisb] Horicon Marsh area
I spent the morning checking out Horicon Marsh and some adjacent spots. If you are looking for shorebirds at the marsh, forget it!!! All the ponds are FULL of water! Today there was no shorebird habitat anywhere. Nothing out of the ordinary for other birds.
The best shorebird spots currently are Breezy Pt/151 pond and Breezy Pt/Jersey pond. The first had Pectoral Sandpipers and a Gr. Yellowlegs. The second is the best as it had 7 shorebird species that included 9 Am Golden Plovers, 10 Dunlins, 350 Pectoral Sandpipers and an early White-rumped Sandpiper.

Barn Swallows were seen at a few spots (FOY), plus a House Wren (FOY) at Ziegler Park in Mayville. Also there were some Yellow-rumped Warblers.
Daryl Tessen
Appleton,, WI


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Date: 4/18/17 12:04 pm
From: <rcd2...>
Subject: [wisb] Black-necked Stilts at Collins Marsh, Manitowoc County
From 1:00 to 1:15 PM today, the 18th, I watched two Black-necked Stilts at Collins Marsh. They were on the east side of County W just north from the intersection with County JJ and then just north from the railroad tracks. They were quite close to the road in a flooded grass field and easy to notice. The traffic on County W did not seem to bother them. As I do not use a camera, it would be great to have photos. This is but the second record for Black-necked Stilts in Manitowoc County. The other find was of two birds on May 23, 2000 at the Manitowoc Containment Vessel by Chuck Sontag.

-- Bob Domagalski, St. Nazianz, Manitowoc County
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Date: 4/18/17 11:50 am
From: Richter Museum <richter...>
Subject: [wisb] Re: ravens and nesting
Sue, Yes they will use cedar bark also lots of shed deer hair to help insulate nest and eggs. Rather late for them to still be building. Most should have eggs or young by now. They run about a month ahead of our Goshawks and Red-shouldered hawks in phenology. We had one Raven nest up by Crooked Lake where the birds used "Pink Panther" fiberglass insulation stolen from a cabin where snow collapsed the roof for a nest lining. It was amazing to see a high stick nest topped with excessive pink insulation. They are smart and very adaptable.
Tom Erdman, Green Bay

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To: <doorcobirding...>; <wisbirdn...>
Subject: [wisb] ravens and nesting

I just watched two ravens picking pieces of cedar bark from a cedar tree in our large cedar windrow. They were somewhat hidden by branches, but I saw one stripping cedar bark (smallish pieces) and filling it bill then flying to the Anderson Pond near by. The other did the same. I assume it is to add to a nest. Does anyone know about raven or crow using cedar bark in the nests?
Sue Peterson
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Date: 4/18/17 11:30 am
From: Sue Peterson <suechick...>
Subject: [wisb] ravens and nesting
I just watched two ravens picking pieces of cedar bark from a cedar tree in our large cedar windrow. They were somewhat hidden by branches, but I saw one stripping cedar bark (smallish pieces) and filling it bill then flying to the Anderson Pond near by. The other did the same. I assume it is to add to a nest. Does anyone know about raven or crow using cedar bark in the nests?
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Date: 4/18/17 10:15 am
From: <caworley...> <caworley...>
Subject: [wisb] Greater White Fronted Goose
Went down the Military Ridge Bike trail (between Verona and Madison) around 6 PM yesterday and saw a Greater White Fronted Goose (first for me) with a pair of Canadian Geese in a corn field. Wood ducks, Palm warblers, a lot of Yellow rumps

Chris Worley, Verona WI, Dane County
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Date: 4/17/17 7:26 pm
From: K. Hilary Ford <khilaryf32...>
Subject: [wisb] Juncos, Grackles,Bird seed
We still have Juncos here eating up a storm. Yesterday we saw about 10
Bohemian Waxwings again as we walked through Cottage Glen but in a berry
tree further away from our Condo. Perhaps a new batch flying through.
Buying bird food at a store where my husband was thinking of buying a new
feeder that would stop Grackles, the store sales person told him not to buy
a new feeder but to place safflower seed in the feeder instead. This seems
to be very effective, although of course they still try to get to the
Marvel Meal. Hilary Ford, Ellison Bay

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Date: 4/17/17 4:40 pm
From: Jeremy Meyer <jmeyer4044...>
Subject: [wisb] MKE - White-eyed Vireo - images
Good evening, I happened to call Jennifer, just after she found the vireo.
I am working five minutes from Grant Park, so it didn't take me long to get
over there. We walked around a little but couldn't find it. So, we decided
to walk back to where it was seen. Within minutes, I relocated it. It
basically circled around the thicket area, staying lower to the ground. I
hung out for a couple hours and finally got the "shot" I was hoping for. I
also had great looks at several Winter Wrens and a FOY Blue-gray
Gnatcatcher. Yellow-rumped and Pine warblers were present. A few images of
the vireo and wren at the link.
https://www.flickr.com/photos/20birds08/

Have a great night,
Jeremy Meyer
Franklin, Milwaukee


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Date: 4/17/17 10:56 am
From: Andrea Szymczak <harrierhawk1...>
Subject: [wisb] Re: White eyed Vireo Mke County
That's record early! Be sure to document to the WSO Records Committee.
Good for you :-)
Andrea Szymczak
Waukesha, WI
On Apr 17, 2017 12:50 PM, "Jennifer Ambrose" <jenthreat...> wrote:
> There's a beautiful we vireo in the nramble behind the rotting low wood
> fence on the south side of the Grant Park Willoway parking lot.
> Jennifer A
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Date: 4/17/17 10:50 am
From: Jennifer Ambrose <jenthreat...>
Subject: [wisb] White eyed Vireo Mke County
There's a beautiful we vireo in the nramble behind the rotting low wood
fence on the south side of the Grant Park Willoway parking lot.
Jennifer A
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Date: 4/17/17 6:48 am
From: Sherryl _____ <jinxtuffyluke...>
Subject: [wisb] partial albino robin
My grandson and I saw a partial albino robin at Olbrich Gardens Sat.4.15.17 at about 3pm, with other robins, near the bridge that crosses the creek to the Thai Garden. The bird had a large white patch on it's back, and white spots on it's chest, definitely a robin. Sherryl Stolte/Portage WI










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Date: 4/17/17 6:17 am
From: Richter Museum <richter...>
Subject: [wisb] Re: Odd nuthatch behavior
They could also be getting some residue (terpenes) from the pine. These repel some nest parasites and may help sanitize nests. Tree swallows and hawks often add pine needles and boughs to nest for same reasons.

Tom Erdman


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Sent: Sunday, April 16, 2017 7:52 PM
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Subject: [wisb] Odd nuthatch behavior

and tonight we saw both of them arrive back near the house and proceed to
wipe their beaks back and forth on the pine tree bark. They both held
material in their beaks, and with binoculars it looked a lot like tufts of
rabbit fur or something similar. One would also wedge it in the bark and
peck at it, then pick it up and continue to rub it on the bark. Then one
proceed to bring it in the nest box. It looked a lot like when I have seen
birds clean their beaks after eating something.
Wondering if anyone has seen anything like this before.
Thanks
Ted Treska

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Date: 4/16/17 7:27 pm
From: Todd Koeppen <dmarc-noreply...> (Redacted sender tkoeppen1 for DMARC)
Subject: [wisb] Nuthatch Behavior
Interesting. I have not seen it, but I would speculate that it is a nest
building activity. Perhaps they are using pine pitch as an adhesive. The
pitch and or bark particles stick to the fur and add a little adhesive for
lining the nest. These birds have already figured out how to use a natural
vise to crack open nuts.


Todd Koeppen

Waukesha, Waukesha County



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Date: 4/16/17 5:53 pm
From: Ted Treska <ttreska...>
Subject: [wisb] Odd nuthatch behavior
and tonight we saw both of them arrive back near the house and proceed to
wipe their beaks back and forth on the pine tree bark. They both held
material in their beaks, and with binoculars it looked a lot like tufts of
rabbit fur or something similar. One would also wedge it in the bark and
peck at it, then pick it up and continue to rub it on the bark. Then one
proceed to bring it in the nest box. It looked a lot like when I have seen
birds clean their beaks after eating something.
Wondering if anyone has seen anything like this before.
Thanks
Ted Treska

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Date: 4/16/17 3:05 pm
From: Tom Wood <tcwood729...>
Subject: [wisb] Re: Dane County, White-faced Ibis at Nine Springs (NO this afternoon)
I looked from 1:00-3:00 P.M. this afternoon and did not see it. Another
birder had a smart phone and he said he had a message that it was seen at
11:00 A.M. on the third pond, but it flew toward the first pond and was not
relocated. I suppose it could be hidden by some vegetation, but nobody I
talked to there had seen it.
Thomas Wood, Menomonee Falls, Waukesha county

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Sent: Sunday, April 16, 2017 10:29 AM
To: Wisconsin Birding Network
Subject: [wisb] Re: Dane County, White-faced Ibis at Nine Springs

Ibis still there, on the west shore of the third pond, just past the clump
of trees. This was at about 10:00.
Peter Fissel
Madison

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behalf of Shawn Miller <608shawnmiller...>
Sent: Sunday, April 16, 2017 8:14:47 AM
To: Shawn Michael Miller; Wisconsin Birding Network
Subject: [wisb] Dane County, White-faced Ibis at Nine Springs

Myself and Kenny Younger found a White-faced Ibis on Pond 3 (west edge) at
Nine Springs this morning. It eventually flushed and headed towards Pond 1
and could not be immediately refound, but I would not doubt that it comes
back to Pond 3 at some point. Its 'white face' was clearly identifiable
through the scope.
Thanks
--Shawn Miller
McFarland, Dane County
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Date: 4/16/17 10:31 am
From: Nancy Nabak <dmarc-noreply...> (Redacted sender nnabak for DMARC)
Subject: [wisb] No sighting -looking for John Idzikowski
If anyone has John Idzikowski's current contact info, can you please back channel me? I'm looking on behalf of WSO historian needs.
Thank you!
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Date: 4/16/17 8:29 am
From: Peter Fissel <peter.fissel...>
Subject: [wisb] Re: Dane County, White-faced Ibis at Nine Springs
Ibis still there, on the west shore of the third pond, just past the clump of trees. This was at about 10:00.
Peter Fissel
Madison

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Sent: Sunday, April 16, 2017 8:14:47 AM
To: Shawn Michael Miller; Wisconsin Birding Network
Subject: [wisb] Dane County, White-faced Ibis at Nine Springs

Myself and Kenny Younger found a White-faced Ibis on Pond 3 (west edge) at
Nine Springs this morning. It eventually flushed and headed towards Pond 1
and could not be immediately refound, but I would not doubt that it comes
back to Pond 3 at some point. Its 'white face' was clearly identifiable
through the scope.
Thanks
--Shawn Miller
McFarland, Dane County
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Date: 4/16/17 6:15 am
From: Shawn Miller <608shawnmiller...>
Subject: [wisb] Dane County, White-faced Ibis at Nine Springs
Myself and Kenny Younger found a White-faced Ibis on Pond 3 (west edge) at
Nine Springs this morning. It eventually flushed and headed towards Pond 1
and could not be immediately refound, but I would not doubt that it comes
back to Pond 3 at some point. Its 'white face' was clearly identifiable
through the scope.
Thanks
--Shawn Miller
McFarland, Dane County
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Date: 4/16/17 1:25 am
From: Rob Ruddock <rcruddock...>
Subject: [wisb] Port Washington area
A few sightings in the Port Washington area. Nothing crazy, but spring
seems to have sprung.
Tu 4/11
Sauk Creek Nature Preserve
Port Washington, WI
GC Kinglet [5+]
RC Kinglet [1]
N. Cardinal [1]
Downy WP [2]
WB Nuthatch [1]
Blue Jay [1]
BC Chickadee [4+]
Turkey Vulture [3]
GB Heron [1]
(plus some other usual suspects)

4/8 - 4/15
Yard feeders
Port Washington, WI
E. Towhee [1] -->(4/8 - 4/13 Daily)
Wh-throated Sparrow [2] -->(4/14 & 4/15)


Today
Spring peepers
All over the place!


Happy birding to all

Rob Ruddock
Ozaukee County


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Date: 4/15/17 9:17 pm
From: Jeremy Meyer <jmeyer4044...>
Subject: [wisb] MKE - Lake Park - Pine Warbler
Good evening, I spent just over five hours this morning at Lake Park. I had
49 species total, including three warblers, pine (3), yellow-rumped
(20+) and black-and-white (1). I also had a nice singing male Purple Finch
and a few Field Sparrows as some of the highlights. There were kinglets
everywhere, majority being ruby-crowned. White-throated Sparrows have
also finally started to arrive. In general, there were a lot of birds,
singing, chasing each other or feeding on the many bugs that are already
all over. It was an extremely fun morning to be out and the weather was
spectacular! A few images from today at the link below.
https://www.flickr.com/photos/20birds08/


Lake Park--general, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, US
Apr 15, 2017 7:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Protocol: Traveling
1.0 mile(s)
49 species

Canada Goose 8
Mallard 2
Greater Scaup 4
Bufflehead 9
Common Goldeneye 3
Red-breasted Merganser 2
Double-crested Cormorant 53
Cooper's Hawk 3
Killdeer 1
Herring Gull 1
Caspian Tern 2
Mourning Dove 2
Red-bellied Woodpecker 2
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker 4
Downy Woodpecker 5
Hairy Woodpecker 1
Northern Flicker (Yellow-shafted) 8
Eastern Phoebe 2
American Crow 3
Tree Swallow 6
Black-capped Chickadee 14
Red-breasted Nuthatch 1 Female
White-breasted Nuthatch 4
Brown Creeper 3
Winter Wren 1
Golden-crowned Kinglet 11
Ruby-crowned Kinglet 55
Hermit Thrush 5
American Robin 21
Brown Thrasher 1
European Starling 3
Black-and-white Warbler 1
Pine Warbler 3 FOY, beautiful male
Yellow-rumped Warbler 25
American Tree Sparrow 1
Chipping Sparrow 3
Field Sparrow 4
Dark-eyed Junco (Slate-colored) 5
White-throated Sparrow 13 FOY
Song Sparrow 3
Swamp Sparrow 2
Eastern Towhee 1
Northern Cardinal 10
Red-winged Blackbird 5
Common Grackle 5
Brown-headed Cowbird 11
Purple Finch 1 FOY
American Goldfinch 3
House Sparrow 7


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Date: 4/15/17 5:00 pm
From: Jennifer Ambrose <jenthreat...>
Subject: [wisb] S. Milwaukee County Bird Walks May/June
Hello! I hope that everyone got to go out a bit today! I wanted to give
people a heads up about three bird walks that the Wisconsin Metro Audubon
is hosting this spring. They take place on May 6, 13 and June 3. Thanks for
considering us during this busy season!
*Saturday, May 6th: Forest Home Cemetery Bird Walk *

***New event!** *Cemeteries often host numerous different bird species,
especially if a lagoon or other small body of water is present. A Merlin
(falcon) was recently spotted at another Milwaukee cemetery, and Hermit
Thrushes, Clay-colored and Lincoln’s Sparrows, Magnolia Warblers and other
species have visited various local cemeteries during past migrations. Join
us in exploring this large, historic cemetery and see what we find!
Meet at 8am.
The address is 2405 West Forest Home Ave, but use the entrance off Lincoln
Ave and look for other birders carrying cameras and binoculars.



*Saturday, May 13th: Seminary Woods Bird Walk *

Please join us in exploring this hidden wooded jewel in St. Francis. In
May, we always find several warbler, thrush, and vireo species during our
walks. Last year, we viewed several warbler species, Fox Sparrows,
Great-crested Flycatchers and a lovely Blue-throated Vireo. Walking over
the adjacent grasslands might allow for looks at an Eastern Meadowlark and
more migrants, too! Meet at Jacob’s Well (Former FIXX Coffee House at 3558
E Sivyer Ave, just north of Packard and Howard) at 7:30am OR in the parking
lot by the fields behind the Cousins Center at 8am. For a detailed map, see
this web link:
http://www.archmil.org/ArchMil/Resources/cousins_center_map.pdf



*Saturday, June 3rd: Late Spring Migrants Walk at Bender Park*

Some migrants like Bobolinks and Dickcissels arrive a little later in the
spring. Bender Park is a great place to possibly see these species. Last
year was a great one for Dickcissel, so we can only hope it’s the same this
year. Savannah, Field and Clay-colored Sparrows nest at Bender Park, and
sometimes a meadowlark or two is present. There is a new road and field
area just north of the park that attracts sparrows, raptors, and other
grassland birds like American Pipits that we might also explore along with
the grassy hilltop at South Metro Pier. These locations could make for an
exciting day of birding! Meet at 8am in the gravel lot just inside the
entrance to Bender.

--
Jennifer Ambrose
Bayview, Milwaukee County

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Date: 4/15/17 3:47 pm
From: Gmail <bhaunts...>
Subject: [wisb] Horicon Marsh, Goose Pond, etc
I spent the day checking out various spots, after driving out of the heavy rain in Appleton as I was leaving (1 in on my gauge). Horicon Marsh had 8 Black-necked Stilts on the red boulder pond (auto Tour), plus yellowlegs. Swamp Sparrows were singing in several spots along the tour. Purple Martins were flying around the nature center on 49 early but not later.The pond on the south side of the historic sign had 12 Forster's Terns and 4 Black-cr. Night Herons, plus standard birds. A surprise was a Chimney Swift flying along 49 near the west end of the marsh. Two more Black-necked Stilts were on the I/49 pond with more yellowlegs.
Goose Pond had 5 White-fronted Geese and a Snow Goose, plus a few Cackling Geese. The Patton Rd pond had 125 more White-fronted Geese.

Mud Lake (Columbia co) had a calling Virginia Rail.

Bonaparte's Gulls are all over, in the hundreds in various spots.

Purple Finches are moving as had 5 at my feeders yesterday and found 2 at a feeder in Columbia co today. Also had two small Myrtle Warbler flocks today.

Nice weather after the rain with a high of 77. Ended with 80 species for the day.
Daryl Tessen
Appleton,, WI


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Date: 4/15/17 3:19 pm
From: Gisela ZD <giselazd1...>
Subject: [wisb] Duck-palooza at Lion's Den Gorge Nature Preserve
Ducks and other waterfowl seen today, April 15th:
*Seen at the pond*

American Coot
American WIGEON
Blue-winged Teal
BUFFLEHEAD
HOODED MERGANSER
Mallard
NORTHERN SHOVELER
Pied-billed grebe
REDHEAD
RING-NECKED DUCK

*On the Lake*

27 RUDDY DUCKS
About 200 cormorants
Red-breasted Cormorants
Coots
Blue-winged Teal

Also EASTERN TOWHEE, RUBY-CROWNED KINGLETS, YELLOW-RUMPED WARBLER,
flickers, and downy woodpeckers copulating.

Gisela Zelenka-Drysdale
Milwaukee County


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Date: 4/15/17 3:01 pm
From: PAUL R VAN GINKEL <prvangin...>
Subject: [wisb] Lake Monona, Dane Co
At the intersection of John Nolan and N Shore Drive:
2 horned grebes in breeding plumage
Also a common loon behind the Brittingham boathouse on N shore drive

Paul van Ginkel
Madison
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Date: 4/15/17 2:11 pm
From: tuttech <tuttech...>
Subject: [wisb] Re: Orchard Oriole, Waterford and South Milwaukee arrivals
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Date: 4/15/17 1:12 pm
From: Tom Schmidtkunz <tschmidtkunz...>
Subject: [wisb] Kinglet at SANC
Got very close (under 10') to a Kinglet at Schlitz Audubon Nature Center
04/14/2017.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/tjsimage/33927363131/in/album-72157675544863243/

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Date: 4/15/17 10:56 am
From: Camas Lindbeck <timberdoodl...>
Subject: [wisb] Fox Sparrows, Loons up north
I have Fox Sparrows hanging at the periphery of my wooded yard here in
Eagle River. No singing, probably just moving north. Loons have been
around for about a week now. Starting to hear their tremolos at dusk, but
not the lonely "wail" that sounds like summer.
Camas Lindbeck, Eagle River, Vilas County


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Date: 4/15/17 6:26 am
From: Betsy Abert <betsyacorn...>
Subject: [wisb] Orchard Oriole, Waterford and South Milwaukee arrivals
Friend sent a pic of an immature male Orchard in a pear tree this a.m. from
the Waterford area. My So. Milw yard is depleted of the Towhees, Thrush
and Thrashers of the last week, but is awash in Purple Finch pushing back
through, and White throateds. House finch have done in all the oranges.
Betsy Abert, So. Milwaukee

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Date: 4/14/17 7:53 pm
From: Peter Fissel <peter.fissel...>
Subject: [wisb] Re: Woodcock & Snipe walk at Cherokee Marsh tonight
We got very lucky and the rain held off until we were just getting back to the parking lot. There was such a large turnout that Levi and I had to split the group in two. My group had a couple of big flocks of both DC Cormorants and Bonaparte's Gulls out over the river, and finally heard some displaying Woodcock as we were walking back to the cars. We never did hear any Snipe. Levi's group had both species, plus a Sora.

Peter Fissel

Subject: [wisb] Woodcock & Snipe walk at Cherokee Marsh tonight

IF the weather cooperates (looking a bit dicey right now,) Levi Wood and I will lead a walk at Cherokee Marsh on the northeast side of Madison tonight, hoping to witness the display flights of American Woodcock and Wilson's Snipe. The walk will go on if there is light rain, but heavy rain or wind and especially lightning will cancel it. Use your best judgement.

Meet at the north end of Sherman Ave. at 6:30 p.m. I'll be there unless there's severe weather in the area, and we'll assess the situation if it's not too bad out. Wear rain gear and footwear that can get wet. We may be out until after sunset if it's not raining.


Peter Fissel

Madison, Dane Co.


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Date: 4/14/17 3:52 pm
From: Gisela ZD <giselazd1...>
Subject: [wisb] Lapham Peak on April 14
Fun afternoon at Lapham Peak State Park.
HOODED MERGANSER pair, TUFTED TITMOUSE calling, FIELD SPARROWS SINGING,
KINGLETS and a little burst of YELLOW-RUMPED WARBLERS.

Also turkeys, flickers and the usual suspects. Heard but did not see a
Towhee.

Love this time of year!

Gisela Zelenka-Drysdale
Wauwatosa
Milwaukee County


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Date: 4/14/17 2:44 pm
From: William Mueller <wpmueller1947...>
Subject: [wisb] Bird conservation news from PIF
Bird conservation news from Partners In Flight -
"Scientists Document Widespread Declines, Urgent Need for Conservation of
Landbirds in U.S. and Canada"
Learn more at
http://futureofbirds.blogspot.com/2017/04/bird-conservation-news-partners-in.html


William Mueller
Director, Western Great Lakes Bird and Bat Observatory
WGLBBO online: wglbbo.org
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office 262-285-3374
cell 414-698-9108
blog: futureofbirds.blogspot.com
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Date: 4/14/17 2:36 pm
From: Spence Stehno <pensacola634...>
Subject: [wisb] Retzer Nature Center Friday Bird Walk-Waukesha
At the Retzer Nature Centers Friday Bird Walk, the Ben Goss Bird Club’s
Navy Bird Watchers Unit were troopers when it came to a little inclement
weather! After a damp start, the crew slogged on and had some nice looks
of Kinglets, Field, Song, and the first of the year Savannah Sparrows back
again to the Overlook area near the Bobolink field. Still got to see the
Sapsuckers. Nice look at a perching Coopers. Alas, a couple of unclear
flits in the wet woods, but no Winter or other wrens. We need to hear
“Drink your tea”! This South wind should be bringing more seasonal birds
into our area, so our hopes run high for next week, April 21—Friday. Hopes
also include dry weather! Please join this group for a good way to improve
your bird skills.
Spence Stehno

Waukesha, WI


*Location **Retzer Nature Center, Waukesha County, Wisconsin, US *

*Date and Effort **Fri Apr 14, 2017 6:45 AM*

Party Size: 9

Duration: 2 hour(s), 15 minute(s)

Distance: 1.6 mile(s)

Observers: Comments:

41°F--50's; Raining to start and then partly cloudy; little SE wind. Terry,
Ann S., Ann F., Ann D., Pat F., Julie S., Kathy R., Cheryl, Spence. Once
rain stopped it was pretty nice hiking.

*Species **34 species (+1 other taxa) total*

*4*

*Canada Goose* <http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S35954089>

*2*

*Mallard* <http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S35954089>

*5*

*waterfowl sp.* <http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S35954089>

*16*

*Wild Turkey* <http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S35954089>

*1*

*Double-crested Cormorant* <http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S35954089>

*2*

*Turkey Vulture* <http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S35954089>

*1*

*Northern Harrier* <http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S35954089>

*1*

*Cooper's Hawk* <http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S35954089>

*1*

*Red-tailed Hawk* <http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S35954089>

*3*

*Sandhill Crane* <http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S35954089>

*7*

*Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon)*
<http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S35954089>

*2*

*Mourning Dove* <http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S35954089>

*2*

*Red-bellied Woodpecker* <http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S35954089>

*2*

*Yellow-bellied Sapsucker* <http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S35954089>

*1*

*Downy Woodpecker* <http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S35954089>

*4*

*Northern Flicker* <http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S35954089>

*1*

*Eastern Phoebe* <http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S35954089>

*7*

*American Crow* <http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S35954089>

*15*

*Tree Swallow* <http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S35954089>

*5*

*Black-capped Chickadee* <http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S35954089>

*1*

*White-breasted Nuthatch* <http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S35954089>

*2*

*Golden-crowned Kinglet* <http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S35954089>

*6*

*Ruby-crowned Kinglet* <http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S35954089>

*2*

*Eastern Bluebird* <http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S35954089>

*9*

*American Robin* <http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S35954089>

*6*

*European Starling* <http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S35954089>

*5*

*Field Sparrow* <http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S35954089>

*3*

*Savannah Sparrow* <http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S35954089>

*8*

*Song Sparrow* <http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S35954089>

*8*

*Northern Cardinal* <http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S35954089>

*12*

*Red-winged Blackbird* <http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S35954089>

*4*

*Common Grackle* <http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S35954089>

*4*

*Brown-headed Cowbird* <http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S35954089>

*3*

*House Finch* <http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S35954089>

*3*

*American Goldfinch* <http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S35954089>

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Date: 4/14/17 1:17 pm
From: Jim Edlhuber <jimedlhuber...>
Subject: [wisb] Black-crowned Night Herons at Veterans Park Lagoon MKE Co. 4/14/17, some images...
Hi all,
Doing some birding along the lakefront in Milwaukee this morning I stopped
to check out if the Black-crowned Night-Herons were still by the lagoon, as
they were yesterday. They were, but only 3 could be found as 4 were seen
yesterday. I’m sure the other one is around. One did a little preening but
that was about it for action. Kinglets being seen around the parks today
that I stopped at. A pleasant morning out with some light sun with clouds,
and cool temps.

Link to a couple images of the Black-crowned Night-Herons if you care to
view them:


*http://www.windowtowildlife.com/black-crowned-night-herons-veterans-park-milwaukee-wisconsin-april-14-2017/
<http://www.windowtowildlife.com/black-crowned-night-herons-veterans-park-milwaukee-wisconsin-april-14-2017/>*

Thanks and good birding,

Jim Edlhuber
Town of Genesee Waukesha Co.

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Date: 4/14/17 11:55 am
From: Mark Korducki <korducki...>
Subject: [wisb] Open Breeding Bird Survey Routes in WI
I just found out about another route that I need to fill for this year and beyond. The route begins in Rolling Prairie which is in Dodge County. Close to our main population centers and many excellent birders.
My other open route is the Pigeon Creek route in Jackson County.

Please let me know if you are interested in taking over either route. The route only needs to be run one time between May 27th-July 7th. You need to have the ability to identify Wisconsin birds by song.

Mark Korducki, New Berlin
WI BBS Coordinator
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Date: 4/14/17 10:45 am
From: Peter Fissel <peter.fissel...>
Subject: [wisb] Woodcock & Snipe walk at Cherokee Marsh tonight
IF the weather cooperates (looking a bit dicey right now,) Levi Wood and I will lead a walk at Cherokee Marsh on the northeast side of Madison tonight, hoping to witness the display flights of American Woodcock and Wilson's Snipe. The walk will go on if there is light rain, but heavy rain or wind and especially lightning will cancel it. Use your best judgement.

Meet at the north end of Sherman Ave. at 6:30 p.m. I'll be there unless there's severe weather in the area, and we'll assess the situation if it's not too bad out. Wear rain gear and footwear that can get wet. We may be out until after sunset if it's not raining.


Peter Fissel

Madison, Dane Co.


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Date: 4/14/17 8:35 am
From: Jeffrey Bahls <jbahls...>
Subject: [wisb] HMBC April Program- Jack Bartholmai - Sharing the Trail, April 20.

Horicon Marsh Bird Club April Program, Jack Bartholmai will present, Sharing the trail. Jack is an award winning photographer and will tell a tale of a nest box trail. You don't have to be a hard core birder to enjoy this program, Jack's wonderful photos will lead you to a magical place. Bring a friend

Sharing the Trail

Ever wonder what someone was talking about when they mention a “Bluebird trail”? What are you missing if you don’t monitor the nest boxes in your backyard? Why should bird nest boxes be monitored? Can you pick up young birds without causing abandonment by adults? Discover what goes on inside those nest boxes during the breeding season. Come and see other birds that are blue, and learn about the life cycle of the eastern bluebird.
Jack Bartholmai will be presenting a program that will take you on a virtual photographic tour of his Dodge County Bluebird (nestbox) trail at the next meeting of the Horicon Marsh Bird Club on Thursday, April 20th, at 7 P.M. at the Horicon Education and Visitor Center. This meeting is open to the public and held in the auditorium on the lower level.
Jack began monitoring his nestbox trail in 1983 and, after 34 years of trial (trail) and error, and reading about bluebirds, has learned many ways to improve the nesting success of bluebirds. Location of boxes (habitat), spacing between houses, opening size, predator guards, height above ground, and what you wear on your feet all play a role in nesting success.
He has also discovered that a bluebird trail is a trail shared by other cavity nesting birds as well as insects, amphibians, reptiles, mammals, and all sorts of critters.
If you aren’t presently monitoring nest boxes, perhaps this meeting will be a good place to start.

This presentation will be preceded by a short talk by Matt Herzman about the Wisconsin Atlas of Breeding Birds and how you can become involved.

Jeff Bahls
Lowell Wi



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Date: 4/14/17 4:23 am
From: Jim Edlhuber <jimedlhuber...>
Subject: [wisb] Hermit Thrush eating sumac seeds Lake Park MKE Co. 4/13/17, some images...
Hi all,
While birding Lake Park in Milwaukee I came across a couple of Hermit
Thrushes eating Sumac seeds off a tree. I photographed the same species
eating seeds at the exact location a couple of years ago, interesting. It
was a gloomy day with a cold breeze off the lake.

Images of the Hermit Thrush eating the Sumac seeds at this link if you care
to view them:


*http://www.windowtowildlife.com/hermit-thrush-eating-sumac-seeds-at-lake-park-in-milwaukee-wisconsin-on-april-13-2017/
<http://www.windowtowildlife.com/hermit-thrush-eating-sumac-seeds-at-lake-park-in-milwaukee-wisconsin-on-april-13-2017/>*
Thanks and good birding,

Jim Edlhuber
Town of Genesee Waukesha Co


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Date: 4/13/17 7:53 pm
From: Spence Stehno <pensacola634...>
Subject: [wisb] Hartland Marsh Field Trip
*FIELD TRIP AT THE HARTLAND MARSH - SATURDAY, APRIL 15, 7AM.*
Join the Ben Goss Bird Club at the Hartland Marsh Preserve, right in
Hartland, Wisconsin, a protected area that has a diversity of cattails,
sedge meadow, hardwoods, and a river runs through it! This area is home to
many species of birds, and a great mixture of other wildlife...a neat oasis
near many birders.
A tower for migrating chimney swifts has been erected at the site. The
habitat consists of a 1-mile boardwalk through the marsh, plus walking
trails through stands of hardwoods.

See what birds are currently visiting the area arriving on recent south
winds.

All levels of birding experience welcome! Bring binoculars. Dress
appropriately.

Meet at the parking lot on the west side of Cottonwood Ave., just south of
Lindenwood Drive, at 7:00 AM.


Benjamin F. Goss Bird Club

Spence Stehno

Waukesha, WI


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Date: 4/13/17 6:57 pm
From: Spence Stehno <pensacola634...>
Subject: [wisb] Retzer Nature Center Bird Walk Friday Morning
Looking for something to do in Waukesha area Friday morning?
Join us for a walk through the mixture of fields, trees, and pockets of
springs to see what new birds have flown in since last week.
This is a weekly walk for those interested in birds of all skill levels.
Meet at the Retzer parking lot at 7 AM, dress appropriately, bring
binoculars or we'll get you a pair to use. ($2 for participants to Retzer
Nature Center) Hwy DT & 18 area.
Spence Stehno
Waukesha WI


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Date: 4/13/17 5:28 pm
From: Jim Edlhuber <jimedlhuber...>
Subject: [wisb] Eastern Towhee at Lake Park MKE Co. 4/13/17, some images...
Hi all,
Birding along the lakefront in Milwaukee this morning one of the highlights
was a FOY Eastern Towhee at Lake Park. The bird did some digging in leaves
for food which they do, while I was there. It was a pretty gloomy day with
a cool breeze off the lake. Other birds to note, a lot of Ruby-crowned and
Golden-crowned Kinglets and still a few Yellow-bellied Sapsuckers hanging
around.

A link below to a few images of the Eastern Towhee from today if you care
to view them:



*http://www.windowtowildlife.com/eastern-towhee-lake-park-milwaukee-wisconsin-april-13-2017/
<http://www.windowtowildlife.com/eastern-towhee-lake-park-milwaukee-wisconsin-april-13-2017/>*
Thanks and good birding,

Jim Edlhuber
Town of Genesee Waukesha Co.


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Date: 4/13/17 2:23 pm
From: Nick Anich <dmarc-noreply...> (Redacted sender nicka29 for DMARC)
Subject: [wisb] Re: Horicon NWR--Hwy. 49 (general), eBird location
It's best practice to eBird at the more specific sublocations when you can. County lines can be a pain, but especially if you're interested in your county lists, you should ignore the general hotspot anyway and be using the county-specified subhotspots.

Note that this is the "Horicon NWR--Hwy 49 general" hotspot, not the "Horicon NWR--general" hotspot, so it's not so egregious. The general hotspot for Horicon is roughly in the middle of Horicon (and using that one for current lists is even more discouraged).

Considering the general Hwy 49 one has 805 checklists on it, I'm hesitant to move it, as that could shift county birds for a lot of people.

Nick Anich
Ashland
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Date: 4/13/17 12:01 pm
From: Jeff Baughman <jlbirder...>
Subject: [wisb] Horicon NWR--Hwy. 49 (general), eBird location
Not sure if anyone else has the same concern about eBird "general"
locations that I do but one, in particular, is the Horicon NWR--Hwy. 49
(general) Hotspot stick-pin If you take a look a map of Horicon NWR,
96-98% of the refuge lies south of Highway 49 (Dodge County), but this
Hotspot has "Fond du Lac" County associated with this location. It seems to
me this particular stick-pin should be shifted at least 100 yards (if not
more) south of the Highway into Dodge County.
I know there are also stick-pin locations for both Horicon NWR--Hwy. 49
(Fond du Lac Co.) and Horicon NWR--Hwy. 49 (Dodge Co.) and I would
encourage eBirders to use these two locations when reporting your
sightings, but if you are going to use the Horicon "general" location it
should be listed as Dodge County where the "general" location of the refuge
is!

I really don't think there would/should be any ebird data issues with this
change, only personal data. Even though, it seems to me it would make more
sense to do so.

Just some of my "general" thoughts. :)

Jeff Baughman
Campbellsport
Fond du Lac County


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Date: 4/13/17 9:45 am
From: Kyle Lindemer <kyle.lindemer...>
Subject: [wisb] CITE x BWTE hybrid (Dane)
Dan Graham found a Cinnamon Teal x Blue-winged Teal hybrid at Strickers's Pond in Middleton this morning.

Kyle Lindemer
Madison, Dane County

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Date: 4/13/17 9:11 am
From: Jym Mooney & Carol Lee Hopkins <hopmoon...>
Subject: [wisb] Black-crowned Night Herons, Milwaukee 4/13
I saw four Black-crowned Night Herons at the traditional spot on the lagoon in Veterans Park in Milwaukee this morning.
Jym Mooney, Milwaukee
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Date: 4/12/17 10:20 pm
From: Mitchell Nussbaum <dmarc-noreply...> (Redacted sender acornwithteeth for DMARC)
Subject: [wisb] Brant Still at Goose Pond
The Brant was seen at Goose Pond Wed. evening, on the east pond. There were also Snow geese, white-front, Canada and Cackling geese. Also Canvasbacks and Ruddy ducks. One Sandhilll crane flew over and landed on the south shore of the east pond. And 2 flocks of terns flew over. Too quickly to be identified.
Genie OgdenMadison 
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Date: 4/12/17 6:32 pm
From: Stuart Malcolm <dmarc-noreply...> (Redacted sender stuart.malcolm26 for DMARC)
Subject: [wisb] Re: Neenah & Jefferson Park
We're 15 weeks into the year.Average 3 visits a week to Lake WinnebagoAverage 2000 black & white ducks sorted through per visit (Firstly Goldeneyes & now Scaup)
Over 90,000 ducks checked so far this year.
Peter. I'm trying!!!!!
HaHaHa I like your positive thinking though!
(And I look forward to you confirming breeding Black Rail at Horicon this year).
Good Birding 
Stuart Malcolm
NeenahWinnebago Cty





On Wednesday, 12 April 2017, 9:41, Peter Fissel <peter.fissel...> wrote:


It might pay to look at every duck in a large flock of Scaup - never know when a Tufted Duck might show up.  Given that we've already had a Brant and a Eurasian Wigeon this Spring, it's well within the realm of possibility.

I'm assigning the task to Stuart Malcolm - have at it, Stuart!


Peter Fissel (ever the optimist)

Madison WI


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Subject: [wisb] Neenah & Jefferson Park

Hi everyone,
Nothing earth shattering here but yesterday morning I was able to take a
quick look along Kimberly Point in Neenah and Jefferson Park in Menasha, as
well as a quick walk through Heckrodt.  A couple of Horned Grebe's and a
Common Loon were close to shore in Neenah but boy oh boy if you want to
observe Scaup, there are plenty in those two places to see!  Easily
thousands.  A few other ducks were scattered along with them and one lone
Trumpeter Swan in Menasha, a few Ruddy Ducks, Redheads, Bufflehead, six
Red-breasted Mergansers, one oddly misplaced Wood Duck and the other usual
suspects.  Nothing new at Heckrodt.  I wanted to see the titmouse and
winter wren and wasn't disappointed.  Plenty of Hermit Thrushes in the
area, the Flickers are making quite a racket and a Savannah Sparrow was
hanging out in the back parking lot at Heckrodt. Good birding everyone!!
Andy Gruse
Neenah
Winnebago County


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Date: 4/12/17 6:30 pm
From: Liz HERZMANN <liz.herzmann...>
Subject: [wisb] Re: Horicon NWR: Black-necked Stilts, Auto Tour and Main Dike Road information
The boardwalk is scheduled to be opened by July 1. They are floating the repaired pieces and will be putting them in place over the next few months. Having been on the auto tour this past weekend leading a volunteer bus tour with USFWS staff, the boardwalk pond has plenty of water in it. The pool to the north and west of the red rock is drawn down and could potentially be good for shorebirds in the coming weeks.

Liz Herzmann, Dodge County

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> On Apr 12, 2017, at 4:54 PM, Tom Wood <tcwood729...> wrote:
>
> I made a brief stop at Horicon National Wildlife Refuge this afternoon. East
> of the pumphouse on the south side of STH49, there were at least 6
> Black-necked Stilts. The only other shorebirds I detected were yellowlegs,
> but lighting at this time of day is poor.
> Waterfowl numbers have dramatically increased since my last visit, with
> Northern Shovelers and Ruddy Ducks being the predominant species this
> afternoon. A pair of Trumpeter swans was on the big pond across from the
> historical marker. There was probably a lot more to see, but as I said, my
> visit was brief.
>
> The following helpful information was posted on the gate of the auto tour:
>
>
>
> "Auto Tour will reopen to vehicles by April 15.
>
> It is currently closed due to the Egret Trail boardwalk replacement project.
>
> Main Dike Road is now open to vehicles."
>
>
>
> I don't want to read too much into the sign,, so I don't know if the
> boardwalk pond will be reflooded by April 15 or if the boardwalk will be
> ready for the public, but we will know soon.
>
> Thomas Wood, Menomonee Falls, Waukesha County
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Date: 4/12/17 6:20 pm
From: Peter Fissel <peter.fissel...>
Subject: [wisb] Re: Horicon NWR: Black-necked Stilts, Auto Tour and Main Dike Road information
Thanks, Tom. Per the Horicon NWR website, the estimated opening of the boardwalk will be around July 1. Also, remember that the Old Marsh Rd. will be open for hiking/biking over Earth Day weekend (this year, April 21-24.) It will then be closed until the June 1-August 30 open season.

https://www.fws.gov/refuge/horicon/


Peter Fissel

Madison WI

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Sent: Wednesday, April 12, 2017 4:54 PM
To: <Wisbirdn...>
Subject: [wisb] Horicon NWR: Black-necked Stilts, Auto Tour and Main Dike Road information

I made a brief stop at Horicon National Wildlife Refuge this afternoon. East
of the pumphouse on the south side of STH49, there were at least 6
Black-necked Stilts. The only other shorebirds I detected were yellowlegs,
but lighting at this time of day is poor.
Waterfowl numbers have dramatically increased since my last visit, with
Northern Shovelers and Ruddy Ducks being the predominant species this
afternoon. A pair of Trumpeter swans was on the big pond across from the
historical marker. There was probably a lot more to see, but as I said, my
visit was brief.

The following helpful information was posted on the gate of the auto tour:



"Auto Tour will reopen to vehicles by April 15.

It is currently closed due to the Egret Trail boardwalk replacement project.

Main Dike Road is now open to vehicles."



I don't want to read too much into the sign,, so I don't know if the
boardwalk pond will be reflooded by April 15 or if the boardwalk will be
ready for the public, but we will know soon.

Thomas Wood, Menomonee Falls, Waukesha County



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Date: 4/12/17 5:20 pm
From: Jennifer Ambrose <jenthreat...>
Subject: [wisb] Padding the WI River Talk with Ruth Oppedahl next Weds
Wisconsin Metro Audubon Program * Wednesday, April 19 * 7:00 PM
Wehr Nature Center
"The I Heart Wisconsin River Trip"
Presented by Ruth Oppedahl, Executive Director of the Natural
Resources Foundation of Wisconsin, a philanthropic organization that makes
grants for managing public lands and research on rare species in Wisconsin,
and coordinates a renowned field trip program.


The I Heart Wisconsin trip was an 18-day paddle from the source of the
Wisconsin River to the confluence with the Mississippi in October 2015. As a
positive response to the state’s budget cuts to natural resources, Ruth
Oppedahl
decided to use her vacation exploring our state from north to south and
meeting
with conservation groups and citizens along the way to learn how they help
protect our lands, waters and wildlife. She discovered a beautiful, wild
river
and wonderful people along the way. You can see a map and read her online
journal at http://www.wisconservation.org/i-heart-wisconsin/

Please forward an invitation to a friend. Our programs are free and
open to the
public.


Thanks,

Jennifer Ambrose
Milwaukee
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Jennifer Ambrose
Bayview, Milwaukee County

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Date: 4/12/17 4:31 pm
From: Todd Koeppen <dmarc-noreply...> (Redacted sender tkoeppen1 for DMARC)
Subject: [wisb] Yellow Rumped Warblers -- Greenfield Park
I saw a couple of these at the park late this afternoon.


Todd Koeppen

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Date: 4/12/17 3:00 pm
From: Judith Huf <judith_huf...>
Subject: [wisb] C. Loon still at Grobschmidt Park in Milwaukee County
The Common Loon is still on the Lake at Grobschmidt Park. Also on the lake were: Canada Goose, Mallard, Blue-winged Teal, N. Shoveler, Common Merganser, Red-breasted Merganser, Ruddy Duck, Pied-billed Grebe, and Double-crested Cormorant.

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Date: 4/12/17 2:51 pm
From: Tom Wood <tcwood729...>
Subject: [wisb] Horicon NWR: Black-necked Stilts, Auto Tour and Main Dike Road information
I made a brief stop at Horicon National Wildlife Refuge this afternoon. East
of the pumphouse on the south side of STH49, there were at least 6
Black-necked Stilts. The only other shorebirds I detected were yellowlegs,
but lighting at this time of day is poor.
Waterfowl numbers have dramatically increased since my last visit, with
Northern Shovelers and Ruddy Ducks being the predominant species this
afternoon. A pair of Trumpeter swans was on the big pond across from the
historical marker. There was probably a lot more to see, but as I said, my
visit was brief.

The following helpful information was posted on the gate of the auto tour:



"Auto Tour will reopen to vehicles by April 15.

It is currently closed due to the Egret Trail boardwalk replacement project.

Main Dike Road is now open to vehicles."



I don't want to read too much into the sign,, so I don't know if the
boardwalk pond will be reflooded by April 15 or if the boardwalk will be
ready for the public, but we will know soon.

Thomas Wood, Menomonee Falls, Waukesha County



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Date: 4/12/17 2:02 pm
From: Gmail <bhaunts...>
Subject: [wisb] Lake Michigan birding
I spent the day checking spots along Lake Michigan between Harrington Beach SP and Pt. Beach SF. At Harrington Beach, end of D, there were all three scoters (8 S., 4 WW and 4 B), a Long-tailed Duck and the best a Western Grebe to the south of the road. Was able to watch it for about 10 minutes when it dove and could not relocate it. Also present were 3 Glaucous and 1 Great Black-backed Gulls.
At the Kohler SP feeders were FOY Chipping and White-throated Sparrows. A Purple Finch was along the marsh trail.

Sheboygan had hundreds of Bonaparte's Gulls and several Caspian Terns.

Fischer Creek CP had a breeding plumaged Red-throated Loon.

The Manitowoc impoundment had 12 Caspian Terns and 2 Great Black-backed Gulls.

Point Beach SF had single Glaucous and Great Black-backed Gulls. A male Long-tailed Duck. However the best was an Eared Grebe that I suddenly happened upon while scoping the lake.

Nice weather and good birds, although they were really scattered. 77 species for the day.
Daryl Tessen
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Date: 4/12/17 11:55 am
From: Marty and Terry Evanson <mtevanson...>
Subject: [wisb] Brant still at Goose Pond
The Brant and all its next of kin (including three dozen Ross's) were still
at Goose Pond at noon today. It was seen on the far shore at the SE part of
the east pond.

Marty Evanson
Madison

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Date: 4/12/17 10:34 am
From: <tcwood729...>
Subject: [wisb] Eurasian Wigeon Outagamie County
The Eurasian Wigeon ebirded last night was still present as of 11:30 this morning. Look from viewing tower on Van Patten Road east of Shiocton and north of STH 54. The bird was southeast of the platform so lighting was bad early in the morning but is improving.
Also YH Blackbirds and heard Virginia Rail.
Thomas Wood, Menomonee Falls, Waukesha County
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Date: 4/12/17 7:41 am
From: Peter Fissel <peter.fissel...>
Subject: [wisb] Re: Neenah & Jefferson Park
It might pay to look at every duck in a large flock of Scaup - never know when a Tufted Duck might show up. Given that we've already had a Brant and a Eurasian Wigeon this Spring, it's well within the realm of possibility.

I'm assigning the task to Stuart Malcolm - have at it, Stuart!


Peter Fissel (ever the optimist)

Madison WI


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Subject: [wisb] Neenah & Jefferson Park

Hi everyone,
Nothing earth shattering here but yesterday morning I was able to take a
quick look along Kimberly Point in Neenah and Jefferson Park in Menasha, as
well as a quick walk through Heckrodt. A couple of Horned Grebe's and a
Common Loon were close to shore in Neenah but boy oh boy if you want to
observe Scaup, there are plenty in those two places to see! Easily
thousands. A few other ducks were scattered along with them and one lone
Trumpeter Swan in Menasha, a few Ruddy Ducks, Redheads, Bufflehead, six
Red-breasted Mergansers, one oddly misplaced Wood Duck and the other usual
suspects. Nothing new at Heckrodt. I wanted to see the titmouse and
winter wren and wasn't disappointed. Plenty of Hermit Thrushes in the
area, the Flickers are making quite a racket and a Savannah Sparrow was
hanging out in the back parking lot at Heckrodt. Good birding everyone!!
Andy Gruse
Neenah
Winnebago County


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Date: 4/12/17 7:09 am
From: Andy Gruse <andyg32268...>
Subject: [wisb] Neenah & Jefferson Park
Hi everyone,
Nothing earth shattering here but yesterday morning I was able to take a
quick look along Kimberly Point in Neenah and Jefferson Park in Menasha, as
well as a quick walk through Heckrodt. A couple of Horned Grebe's and a
Common Loon were close to shore in Neenah but boy oh boy if you want to
observe Scaup, there are plenty in those two places to see! Easily
thousands. A few other ducks were scattered along with them and one lone
Trumpeter Swan in Menasha, a few Ruddy Ducks, Redheads, Bufflehead, six
Red-breasted Mergansers, one oddly misplaced Wood Duck and the other usual
suspects. Nothing new at Heckrodt. I wanted to see the titmouse and
winter wren and wasn't disappointed. Plenty of Hermit Thrushes in the
area, the Flickers are making quite a racket and a Savannah Sparrow was
hanging out in the back parking lot at Heckrodt. Good birding everyone!!
Andy Gruse
Neenah
Winnebago County


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Date: 4/11/17 8:13 pm
From: Robert Schneider <484bob...>
Subject: [wisb] Spring
Hello All: That wonderful time of year when we can "bird" again... and I
find a lot of old friends (birds) at my other love --- Wisconsin
Waterfalls... check out www.waterfallswisconsin.com where a lot of birds
hang out!

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Date: 4/11/17 9:57 am
From: Tom Schmidtkunz <tschmidtkunz...>
Subject: [wisb] Forest Beach Preserve Sunday 4/9
Hello Friends: Had a great day at Forest Beach Preserve (Ozaukee
County) Sunday 4/9. Highlights: Marsh Hawk, Kinglet, YB Sapsucker,
Meadow Lark and others.

Kinglet:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/tjsimage/33134103824/in/album-72157675544863243/


YBSS:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/tjsimage/33134103864/in/album-72157675544863243/


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Date: 4/10/17 7:04 pm
From: Jennifer Ambrose <jenthreat...>
Subject: [wisb] A loon, Herring Gull, and an eagle...Milwaukee
No, it's not the start of a joke ;)
I went to Grobschmidt Park in Milwaukee on Friday to see the reported
Common Loon(s), and was also treated to a hilarious interaction between a
Bald Eagle and a few Herring Gulls. Pics and story here:
http://www.birdspazz.com/2017/04/11/loony-herring-gull-and-a-bald-eagle/

Thanks,

--
Jennifer Ambrose
Bayview, Milwaukee County

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Date: 4/10/17 4:50 pm
From: Jim Edlhuber <jimedlhuber...>
Subject: [wisb] Yellow-bellied Sapsuckers at Lake Park MKE, 4/10/17 some images...
Hi all,
Lake Park in Milwaukee had some Yellow-bellied Sapsuckers today. I probably
saw a good half-dozen at the north end of the park. Like usual, if they
have some good trees with sap running they return to those trees on and
off. Sap looked great today with the warm weather, it was just oozing out.
I don’t recall seeing any males, these were females. Last year there were
nice numbers too at Lake Park, on April 8th, only two days off from last
year.

Some images of the Yellow-bellied Sapsuckers today working some trees for
sap at this link if you care to view them:

*http://www.windowtowildlife.com/yellow-bellied-sapsuckers-lake-park-milwaukee-wisconsin-april-10-2017/
<http://www.windowtowildlife.com/yellow-bellied-sapsuckers-lake-park-milwaukee-wisconsin-april-10-2017/>*

Thanks and good birding,

Jim Edlhuber
Town of Genesee Waukesha Co

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Date: 4/10/17 3:32 pm
From: Jim Edlhuber <jimedlhuber...>
Subject: [wisb] White-throated Sparrow Lake Park MKE 4/10/17 some images...
Hi all,
Doing some birding at Lake Park in Milwaukee this morning I came across a
stunning White-throated Sparrow. The first of the year for me. I never saw
this bright of a yellow on a White-throated Sparrow before, stunning bird.
It hung around scratching for food while I was there.

A couple images of this bird at the link below if you care to view them:

http://www.windowtowildlife.com/white-throated-sparrow-lake-park-milwaukee-wisconsin-april-10-2017/

Thanks and good birding,

Jim Edlhuber
Town of Genesee Waukesha Co.


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Date: 4/10/17 12:28 pm
From: Richter Museum <richter...>
Subject: [wisb] Re: Feather ID
Mary, besides the USFWS site there is another from Slater Museum of Natural History in Tacoma, WA. http://digitalcollections.pugetsound.edu/cdm/landingpage/collection/slaterwing This has mostly wings and tails. If you have a picture of your feather, we may help?

Tom Erdman
Richter Museum of Natural History
UW-Green Bay

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Subject: [wisb] Feather ID

Can anyone tell me what kind of reference material is available to aid in the identification of feathers. I've just discovered the USFWS site but for some reason I thought there was an app out that aided in ID-ing as well Mary Cullen Waukesha.


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Date: 4/10/17 11:48 am
From: Mary Cullen <contrarymary53058...>
Subject: [wisb] Feather ID
Can anyone tell me what kind of reference material is available to aid in
the identification of feathers. I've just discovered the USFWS site but
for some reason I thought there was an app out that aided in ID-ing as well
Mary Cullen
Waukesha.


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Date: 4/10/17 11:05 am
From: Marilyn . <marilynrunge6...>
Subject: [wisb] American Bittern
The Bittern was posing beautifully in a tree ! over Warbler Bridge in the
Wehr Nature Center in FRanklin this AM.
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Date: 4/10/17 7:32 am
From: jeffrey fortier <jfortier300...>
Subject: [wisb] Brant at Goose pond
I was able to get some decent images of the Brant at Goose pond on 4-1-17.
There is a link below if you would like to view them.


Jeff Fortier

South Milwaukee, WI

Milwaukee County


https://www.flickr.com/photos/149838167@N06/albums/72157679189816903

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Date: 4/10/17 6:36 am
From: KAREN JOHNSON <kmjbirders...>
Subject: [wisb] Lake Park - Milwaukee
Carolina Wren - right now.
Near Wolcott statue singing away!
Karen Johnson
Milwaukee County

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Date: 4/9/17 7:09 pm
From: jeffrey fortier <jfortier300...>
Subject: [wisb] Surf Scoter
My wife and I decided to bird close to home today. We went to the American Ave. section of Bender Park this morning and found many Eastern Meadowlarks, Savannah Sparrows, and Killdeer. We then went to the South Metro Pier were we found a Horned Grebe very close to the wall and then out some distance was a Surf Scoter in breeding plumage. All in all a good day. A link is below with some images if you would like to view them.

Jeff Fortier

South Milwaukee, WI

Milwaukee county

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Date: 4/9/17 6:37 pm
From: Peter Fissel <peter.fissel...>
Subject: [wisb] Sightings west of Madison today
Pat Ready and I checked some areas west of town today. Thomson Prairie south of Barneveld was fairly quiet, except for many Eastern Meadowlarks. Similar results at Schurch-Thomson Prairie farther south on F. We headed for Gov. Dodge St. Park next.

At Dodge, we had a singing Louisiana Waterthrush and Winter Wren

along the trail in the gorge below Stephens' Falls. Also picked up a Yellow-bellied Sapsucker and a Swamp Sparrow in the first stretch past the falls. Many Field Sparrows throughout the park, along with Eastern Towhee and Ruby-crowned Kinglet.


We picked up Chipping Sparrows and a couple of No. Rough-winged Swallows on Upper Wyoming Rd. off Hwy 23 north of the House on the Rock. There were a bunch of swallows by the 23 bridge over the Wisconsin River, but they turned out to be Trees, and the entire flock took off upriver as we watched from the boat landing on the Sauk Co. side. No activity by the Cliff Swallow nests there (or at the Hwy 14 bridge east of Spring Green.)


At Bakken's Pond west of Spring Green, we picked up Yellow-rumped Warblers at the first parking lot by the pond. Also had Golden-crowned Kinglet there to complete Pat's coveted "kinglet slam" for the day. Spring Green Preserve was fairly quiet, as was Arena Boat Landing.


Nice day to be out and about...


Peter Fissel

Madison, Dane Co.



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Date: 4/9/17 5:58 pm
From: Didi Guse <didiguse...>
Subject: [wisb] Ruby-Throated Hummingbird: Madison
What joy to see a Ruby-Throated Hummingbird appear, just minutes ago, in search of last year’s feeder on the back porch of our home off of Lakeside Street in Madison.

Message received: syrup is being made on the stove.

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Date: 4/9/17 4:25 pm
From: robin stubbs <rfstubbs...>
Subject: [wisb] yellow bellied sapsucker
On a dead larch tree. Don't see that very often. But he didn't stay long or
I could've
gotten a better pic.
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=1682351035399982&set=a.1669680893333663.1073741828.100008753042416&type=3&theater
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Date: 4/9/17 4:05 pm
From: Gmail <bhaunts...>
Subject: [wisb] "Black & White" Birds
After church early this morning I made a run over to Kewaunee to look for yesterday's Western Grebe. I initially found nothing and was working back to Marquette Park. Stopping in the inner harbor I suddenly saw the grebe to my right. Very quickly it dove and I could not relocate it. Strange. There was about 100 Dc Cormorants in the harbor (outer & inner).
There were 5 White-fronted Geese plus a nice variety of ducks at the 29 pond.

When I got home Joan Grant had left a message for me indicating they had found 3 Black-necked Stilts at the Harvey/60 pond. So back on the road. When I got there all three were actively feeding, but soon after two decided to rest. (Thanks "Ma" for the call---from "Pa".) A check of a few other ponds yielded 4 Snow Geese and many Cackling Geese with the Canadas at Goose Pond. The Patton Rd pond still had the 40 Ross's Geese but the number of White-fronted had increased to 220 from the 190 yesterday. Both yellowlegs were also present along with many Bonaparte's Gulls. The other ponds had little else today.

A fun but hectic day!
Daryl Tessen
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Date: 4/9/17 2:55 pm
From: Jim and Julie Hess <jrhbird...>
Subject: [wisb] Caspian Terns Sheboygan North Point
Greetings all,
There were five Caspian Terms on the rocks at North Point this afternoon. The Harlequins continue in the area as well. I saw my first Ruby Crowned Kinglet of the year in the same area on the surrounding hills. There continue to be at least three Horned Grebes in the area of the marina. Today two were in the marina area near the boat launch and the third was off of the northside bathing beach.
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Date: 4/9/17 10:48 am
From: William Mueller <wpmueller1947...>
Subject: [wisb] NEOTROPIC CORMORANT at WGLBBO Waterbird Watch yesterday
Those north of Ozaukee Co. should be on the lookout. This was yesterday,
reported by our Waterbird Technician, Calvin Brennan: :
"Yesterday at the watch, there was a northbound Neotropic Cormorant with a
group of about 30 DCCOs."


William Mueller
Director, Western Great Lakes Bird and Bat Observatory
WGLBBO online: wglbbo.org
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office 262-285-3374
cell 414-698-9108
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Date: 4/9/17 8:10 am
From: Steven Greb <steven.greb...>
Subject: [wisb] Sparrows-Dane Co.
We have Song, Field, Tree, Fox and White throated sparrows at the feeder
right now.
Also-Eastern Towhee!
Steve Greb
Town of Dunn, Dane co.

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Date: 4/8/17 8:38 pm
From: Steve Mullen <worse.than.costanza...>
Subject: [wisb] Buena Vista Grasslands/Leola Marsh-Portage Co.
Hello, we birded our way thru BVG & Leola this afternoon until dark.
Highlights were Western Meadowlarks, 2 Vesper Sparrows, N. Harriers and a
flock of 3 dozen Lapland Longspurs on Taft between Cty Rd W and Lake Sts.
about 6 p.m. We got 3 Prairie Chickens on Lake St. near Taft. A quarter
mile south of Evergreen on Cty Rd F we had some beautifully painted
Sandhill's in a flooded field. Also got a pair of N. Pintail there.
Closer to Leola we stopped at a pond on the west side of "W" (which runs
n/s there) and got a lone Greater Yellow Legs and a mixed flock of Ring
Neck Ducks and Scaup.

We got the forbidden bird in the forbidden location (Whooping Crane at 6th
& Cty Rd. D, just west of Leola Marsh & Hwy 73. That bird literally ran
off over 20 Sandhill Cranes that landed 40 or 50 yards from it. A
spectacular sight to see. Had a pair of Trump Swans there also & the Bald
Eagle was on the massive nest in that area.

Finished our incredible day of birdwatching at Leola near the Ayer's rock
looking thing and got good looks at 2 Short Eared Owls dipping and diving
against a gorgeous purple & red sunset. 7:45 p.m.

Hit Buffalo Lake in the Montello area earlier & was totally dead. A few
Ring Bill Gulls, a few Canada Geese and some Mallards. An impossible lack
of waterfowl.

Good Luck tomorrow, Steve Mullen, Oshkosh, Winnebago Co.


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Date: 4/8/17 3:33 pm
From: Gmail <bhaunts...>
Subject: [wisb] Birding Today
I spent the day birding various areas. Starting at Horicon Marsh yielded only standard birds. However on the west side a Great Egret flew by. On Oakwood Rd west of I, a male Yellow-headed Blackbird was in a mixed blackbird flock. The Breezy Pt/151 pond had 117 Pectoral Sandpipers and 2 wilson's Snipe. The Breezy Pt/Jersey pond had the 3 Golden Plovers that Tom had found yesterday, plus both yellowlegs, a few Pectorals and a Baird's Sandpiper. Also an Am Pipit was here, plus a Savannah Sparrow.


The Columbia ponds were rather quiet except for Patton Rd pond (north of DM) where 190 White-fronted Geese and 40 Ross's Geese were with Canadas and various ducks.

On the way home I rechecked Horicon Marsh (still quiet) and the Dodge co ponds where most of the shorebirds present in the morning, where now gone.

Great weather, despite the strong winds. 84 species for the day.
Daryl Tessen
Appleton,, WI


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Date: 4/8/17 9:41 am
From: Jym Mooney & Carol Lee Hopkins <hopmoon...>
Subject: [wisb] Rusty vs. Brewer's Blackbird
Heres a question about blackbirds. I have noticed on more than one occasion that Brewer's Blackbirds often stand or perch with their tail distinctly cocked upwards. Does the Rusty Blackbird also strike this pose?
Thanks,

Jym Mooney, Milwaukee
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Date: 4/8/17 9:00 am
From: K. Hilary Ford <khilaryf32...>
Subject: [wisb] Bohemian Waxwings
For the last several days we have been visited again by about a dozen
Bohemian Waxwings, they are eating fruitberries from the remaining tree in
our front yard - Addres is Jensen Drive 1628, Cottage Glen, Ellison Bay.
Hilary Ford

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Date: 4/8/17 8:59 am
From: Steve Mullen <worse.than.costanza...>
Subject: [wisb] Winnebago & Brown County today
Hello, Me and Con made a trip to Heckrodt, at the north tip of Lake
Winnebago at 6:45 to 7:45 this morning after reading Daryl's post. We had
similar results on a very active bird morning. Highlights were 5 Winter
Wrens, 18 - 20 Golden Crowned Kinglets and 3 Hermit Thrushes. (all 3
species eluded me in 2016, somehow).
We also got Phoebe and Flicker in the brief time we were there. Plenty of
tame deer.
We checked on the Euro Wigeon in Suamico just northwest of Green Bay &
whiffed where it had been posted. That spot is nearly dried up & just held
a few Mallards. A wetter spot just east of there on Long Tail (Rd/Drive)
yielded 14 Green Wing Teal but no Wigeon species. The spot at J & Sunset
Beach Rd that Tom Prestby saw the Brewers Blackbirds was also quite dry
and we got a Killdeer and a Robin there. Also had a Great Egret on a tree
limb overhanging Suamico River at that intersection.
We did get Tree & Barn Swallows, and a Chipping Sparrow at the dead end of
that road.

Good Luck, Steve Mullen, Oshkosh, Winnebago Co.


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Date: 4/8/17 8:02 am
From: Peter Fissel <peter.fissel...>
Subject: [wisb] Fw: Brant at Goose Pond
Forwarding for Mark Martin...

________________________________
From: Mark Martin <marksuemartin...>
Sent: Saturday, April 8, 2017 7:55 AM
To: Peter Fissel
Subject: Brant at Goose Pond

http://madisonaudubon.org/fff/

Hi Could this Friday Feature be sent to the bird chat line?
The brant was at Goose Pond yesterday but it was not seen this morning.
Thanks
Mark


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Date: 4/8/17 4:33 am
From: Jeremy Meyer <jmeyer4044...>
Subject: [wisb] MKE - Louisiana Waterthrush - Lake Park
Good morning,
Yesterday afternoon, I had a great start to the warbler season! A
beautiful, singing Louisiana Waterthrush, at Lake Park, in the far northern
ravine. I could hear it singing and then located it from above. I watched
it move up and down the stream. I went down and sat on a log waiting for it
to come around again. It came right up on me and gave great views. I had my
lifer on 4/16/16 here, but it wasn't as cooperative of a bird. There are
also lots of sapsuckers, creepers and kinglets, in case you haven't seen
any yet this year. I have a few images, at the link below, if you are
interested.

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

Have a great day,
Jeremy Meyer
Franklin, Milwaukee


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Date: 4/7/17 10:07 pm
From: jodi d <dmarc-noreply...> (Redacted sender jodidarst for DMARC)
Subject: [wisb] Auto Response: wisbirdn Digest V10 #96
I will be out of the office until Monday April 17th and will respond to your email at that time. Thanks, Jodi
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Date: 4/7/17 6:44 pm
From: Spence Stehno <pensacola634...>
Subject: [wisb] Waukesha Woodcock Field Trip Saturday Evening
*ANNUAL WOODCOCK FIELD TRIP AT THE SCUPPERNONG PRAIRIE – SATURDAY, APRIL 8*
Interested in hearing and possibly seeing a Timberdoodle, aka Bogsucker,
aka Night Partridge, aka, the “American Woodcock”??

It’s that time of year, and they are making their territory and courtship
sounds and flights particularly at dusk and dawn. (In 2015 we had one land
10 ft away from our group!)

There will be other possible birds calling as well, particularly if you’re
interested in “Snipe Hunting”, the Wilson’s Snipe should be making their
chipping calls and winnowing flight sounds.

Meet members of the Benjamin Goss Bird Club led by Anne Moretti, at 7:00 PM
*in the evening* at the Hunter’s parking Lot along Hwy N south of Wilton
Rd. All levels of birding experience welcome! Some walking nearby. Dress
appropriately.


Spence Stehno

Waukesha, WI

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Date: 4/7/17 6:12 pm
From: Spence Stehno <pensacola634...>
Subject: [wisb] Waukesha Retzer Nature Center Bird Walk
It turned out to be a beautiful Friday morning for the first of Waukesha
County’s Retzer Nature Center's Friday-Bird-Walks. The Benjamin Goss Bird
Club's members are assisting the Naturalists in leading these weekly
walks. For the beginning of this season, there were a number of beautiful
species to be seen, including Bluebirds, both Kinglets, Tree Swallows,
Field Sparrows, Winter Wren, and the ol' Yellow Belly Sapsucker!
Consider coming along one of these next Fridays thru June. Bring your
binoculars (some available), dress appropriately, and feel comfortable that
all skill levels are welcome. ($2 for participants to Retzer Nature Center)



Spence Stehno

Waukesha, WI



*Retzer Nature Center, Waukesha County, Wisconsin, US *

*Fri Apr 07, 2017 6:45 AM*

- Protocol: Traveling
- Party Size: 9
- Duration: 2 hour(s), 15 minute(s)
- Distance: 1.6 mile(s)
- Comments: 35°F - 50°F - Mostly sunny; strong NW wind. Lee B., Terry
S., Joyce B., Cheryl R., Ann F., Bobbi M., Barb, Jim T., Spence S.



*Species*



*35 species (+1 other taxa) total*

*3*

*Canada Goose*

*5*

*Mallard*

*5*

*waterfowl sp.*

*20*

*Wild Turkey*

*1*

*Pied-billed Grebe*

*1*

*Great Blue Heron*

*1*

*Turkey Vulture*

*1*

*Red-tailed Hawk*

*16*

*Sandhill Crane*

*22*

*Ring-billed Gull*

*10*

*Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon)*

*3*

*Mourning Dove*

*2*

*Red-bellied Woodpecker*

*1*

*Yellow-bellied Sapsucker*

*2*

*Downy Woodpecker*

*1*

*Hairy Woodpecker*

*4*

*Eastern Phoebe*

*1*

*Blue Jay*

*12*

*American Crow*

*12*

*Tree Swallow*

*6*

*Black-capped Chickadee*

*2*

*White-breasted Nuthatch*

*1*

*Winter Wren*

*6*

*Golden-crowned Kinglet*

*4*

*Ruby-crowned Kinglet*

*4*

*Eastern Bluebird*

*15*

*American Robin*

*3*

*Field Sparrow*

*2*

*Dark-eyed Junco*

*6*

*Song Sparrow*

*6*

*Northern Cardinal*

*5*

*Red-winged Blackbird*

*3*

*Common Grackle*

*6*

*Brown-headed Cowbird*

*1*

*House Finch*

*3*

*American Goldfinch*

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Date: 4/7/17 4:15 pm
From: Tom Wood <tcwood729...>
Subject: [wisb] Dodge County today 4/7/17
I birded in a few spots around Dodge County today. Highlights were:
Lapland Longspurs in several locations with the most (perhaps 50) at the
northwest corner of Birch Road and CTH E. Many are close to being in full
breeding plumage.

An Osprey on the nesting platform at Horicon SWA which is west of the
Bachuber impoundment , accessible from the Horicon Marsh International
Education Center. It was feeding on the platform, but then went to hunt
somewhere north. I did not see a mate yet.

Twenty American White Pelicans soaring over Horicon National Wildlife Refuge
east of the pumphouse on STH 49. This pond should be good for shorebirds
again if they keep the water level as it is. Today there were only a couple
of Greater Yellowlegs.

Three American Golden-Plovers and 62 Pectoral Sandpipers at Breezy Point
Pond. Bonaparte's Gulls were at several locations, including this one.

Six Rusty Blackbirds at the intersection of Dogwood and Fir (until another
vehicle came by and scared all of the blackbirds away).

We have been asked not to divulge exact locations of Whooping Cranes, but I
saw 4 today in the county- 3 as flyovers and 1 feeding in a field with a
Sandhill Crane.

I did see some ducks, but many fewer than expected. I think they are all in
Goose Pond in Columbia County!
Thomas Wood, Menomonee Falls, Waukesha County

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Date: 4/7/17 3:54 pm
From: Patrick Ready <birdsready...>
Subject: [wisb] Gull & Loons - Columbia Co.
I had a weird schedule at work today with a 4 hr break mid-day. I was up to
Goose Pond briefly, saw the Brant on the east pond shore about 100 yards
out.
The gulls have left Schumacher Rd and were up on DM just west of the
freeway overpass. The fields were sprayed with manure and there must have
been over 500 gulls in the field there. All I saw tho were Herring, Boni &
Ring-billed. No black headed gulls but I didn't have time to stop and scope
the ones back in the field.
In Pardeeville there must have been 25-30 Common Loons feeding & preening.
Nest to see so many in one place.
Pat Ready
Madison


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Date: 4/7/17 12:27 pm
From: Steve Mullen <worse.than.costanza...>
Subject: [wisb] RFI- Green Bay Euro-Wigeon
Hello, i was hoping to see the Euro Wigeon in Green Bay this weekend.
Anybody see it lately?
Thanks for any replies,
Steve Mullen, Oshkosh

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Date: 4/7/17 12:19 pm
From: worse.than.costanza <worse.than.costanza...>
Subject: [wisb] RFI- Green Bay Euro Wigeon
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Date: 4/6/17 7:46 pm
From: Dennis Casper <denncasp.wisbirder...>
Subject: [wisb] Urban Ecology Center Bird Walk, April 6, 2017
Urban Ecology Center, Riverside Park
1500 East Park Place, Milwaukee, WI 53211
414-964-8505, www.UrbanEcologyCenter.org
BIRD WALK
Thursdays, 8:00 am—10:00 am year round.
Free and Open to the Public, All Ages Welcome

Thursday, April 6, 2016
40 degrees
Mostly sunny, windy
16 birders

Total Species: 32

4 Canada Goose
11 Mallard
7 Red-breasted Merganser
1 Pied-billed Grebe
1 Turkey Vulture
3 Cooper’s Hawk
2 Red-tailed Hawk
1 Herring Gull
26 Rock Pigeon
2 Red-bellied Woodpecker

2 Yellow-bellied Sapsucker
2 Downy Woodpecker
3 Northern Flicker
2 Peregrine Falcon
5 American Crow
10 Black-capped Chickadee
4 White-breasted Nuthatch
5 Brown Creeper
1 Winter Wren
16 Golden-crowned Kinglet

1 Eastern Bluebird
40 American Robin
5 European Starling
11 Song Sparrow
3 Dark-eyed Junco
5 Northern Cardinal
19 Red-winged Blackbird
17 Common Grackle
7 Brown-headed Cowbird
4 House Finch

10 American Goldfinch
3 House Sparrow

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Date: 4/6/17 6:01 pm
From: Peter Fissel <peter.fissel...>
Subject: [wisb] Fw: Wed Morning Capstone Birding Class
Forwarding for Paul...

________________________________
From: Paul Noeldner <paul_noeldner...>
Sent: Thursday, April 6, 2017 7:18 PM
To: Peter Fissel
Subject: Wed Morning Capstone Birding Class

Hi Peter - i've been forgetting to post the weekly Wednesday student outings and the regular year round Saturday and Sunday Bird and Nature Outings. Here's from this past Wed. Please post to Wisbirdnet thanks!

Stricker's Pond
Apr 05, 2017
8:40 AM
Traveling
1.00 miles
60 minutes
All birds reported? Yes
Comments:
Every Wed morning Nelson Inst Capstone 600 Birding Class with Anke Keuser and Brian Schneider. The highlights were nearby observations of Wood Ducks including 2 females perched atop a snag as well as Loon, Horned Grebe and Pied-billed.

2 Canada Goose
12 Wood Duck - PO
6 Mallard
2 Common Loon
5 Pied-billed Grebe
1 Horned Grebe
1 Great Blue Heron
2 Turkey Vulture
2 Ring-billed Gull
1 Mourning Dove
1 Red-bellied Woodpecker
2 Downy Woodpecker
1 Northern Flicker
1 American Crow
4 Tree Swallow
1 Black-capped Chickadee
2 Brown Creeper
1 Ruby-crowned Kinglet
5 American Robin
1 Cedar Waxwing
1 Dark-eyed Junco
4 Song Sparrow
3 Northern Cardinal
10 Red-winged Blackbird
5 Common Grackle
1 House Finch
3 American Goldfinch
2 House Sparrow

Number of Taxa: 28



Paul Noeldner
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Date: 4/6/17 12:42 pm
From: Jim Edlhuber <jimedlhuber...>
Subject: [wisb] Canvasback - Greenfield Park MKE Co. 4/6/17, some images...
Hi all,
After doing some birding along the lakefront in Milwaukee I decided to head
inland. Few birds were seen along the lake, probably because of the high
winds that had started occurring and higher winds were expected for the
rest of the day. A first stop at Whitnall Park proved almost bird-less.
Greenfield Park held the bird of the day, a stunning male Canvasback. The
duck appeared very tired and rested while I was there except for one short
swim in the pond.

A couple images of the Canvasback at this link if you care to view them:

*http://www.windowtowildlife.com/canvasback-greenfield-park-milwaukee-county-wisconsin-april-6-2017/
<http://www.windowtowildlife.com/canvasback-greenfield-park-milwaukee-county-wisconsin-april-6-2017/>*

Thanks and good birding,

Jim Edlhuber
Town of Genesee Waukesha Co


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Date: 4/6/17 12:32 pm
From: Barb and Ken Wardius <bkw...>
Subject: [wisb] CORRECTION - Wauwatosa Meeting Tonight Regarding Milwaukee County Grounds - Long Eared Owls Roost Area
Sorry, it is LONG Eared Owls.


Subject: [wisb] Wauwatosa Meeting Tonight Regarding Milwaukee County Grounds
- Long Eared Owls Roost Area

Sorry for the very short notice. There is a meeting tonight regarding an
area in Wauwatosa on the Milwaukee County Grounds that has short eared owls
in the winter.

http://urbanwilderness-eddee.blogspot.com/?m=1



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Date: 4/6/17 11:42 am
From: Barb and Ken Wardius <bkw...>
Subject: [wisb] Wauwatosa Meeting Tonight Regarding Milwaukee County Grounds - Long Eared Owls Roost Area
Sorry for the very short notice. There is a meeting tonight regarding an area in Wauwatosa on the Milwaukee County Grounds that has short eared owls in the winter.

http://urbanwilderness-eddee.blogspot.com/?m=1



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Date: 4/6/17 8:00 am
From: Todd Koeppen <dmarc-noreply...> (Redacted sender tkoeppen1 for DMARC)
Subject: [wisb] Bald Eagle - Waukesha
At 8:55 this morning I was westbound on JJ - Bluemound Rd. I saw a Bald
Eagle soaring over the Payne Dolan quarry. There was a Turkey Vulture doing
the same.


Todd Koeppen

Waukesha - Waukesha County



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Date: 4/5/17 3:23 pm
From: Jesse Peterson <peterson.jesse...>
Subject: [wisb] Longspurs in the Schumacher Road area, Dane County
Anyone birding the Schumacher Road area near Waunakee in Dane County should
be alert for a large number of longspurs in the area. I observed at least
500 birds in two different groups working the fields south of Cuba Valley
Road and east of Schumacher Road. They are known to frequent this area and
Smith's Longspur has been seen here in years past. While I did not see any
Smith's today, I did see one bird that may have been a male
Chestnut-collared Longspur. I did not get a good enough or long enough look
to be certain but the bird sure was interesting. Read on for details.


I first came across a group of about 75 birds very close to Cuba Valley
Road. I stopped to get a closer look but a tractor drove by and jumped the
birds. They flew a hundred yards or so south and another much larger group
joined them. They all flew over a hill and out of my line of sight to the
south. I drove further down Cuba Valley Road to see if I could get a better
vantage point but the birds were not visible. The Waunakee School Forest
(Schmit's Woods) butts up to the field I believe the birds landed in so I
drove over there and hiked to the very back of the woodlot (less than a half
mile following the trails). I was able to locate two large groups of
longspurs from the edge of the woods. As I scanned with my binoculars, I
observed a small group of longspurs at the very edge of a plowed section and
very close to an unplowed, grassier part of the field. They flew up briefly
and then landed in the grassy area. As the group landed, I saw one bird
that was noticeably darker than the rest of the birds. It appeared to have
black on its whole front. It landed in the grassy area and was not visible
after that. With my heart now beating at a significantly higher rate, I
went back to my car, grabbed my scope, and ran back to the field. I scoped
the area where the dark bird landed but could see nothing. I picked through
the rest of the flock for close to two hours and did not see anything but
Lapland Longspurs and Horned Larks. Singing Vesper Sparrows were a nice
consolation prize.



It should go without saying, but all of these farm fields are private
property and are not there for birders to roam around on. Bird from the
road or public land such as the Waunakee School Forest (accessible from
Patton Road). These roads get a fair amount of traffic so use caution.



Good luck,



Jesse Peterson

Middleton, Dane Co., WI











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Date: 4/5/17 1:50 pm
From: K Petersen <loonp...>
Subject: [wisb] Sheboygan County I/N
The flooded fields at the intersection of Cty I/N, SW of Sheboygan Falls,
are still holding a good variety of waterfowl though not in the numbers of a
couple of weeks ago.


No geese or swans.



Mallard

GW teal

Shoveler

Canvasback

Coot

Ring-necked duck

Scaup

Ring-billed gulls

Redhead

Gadwall



There may be others as I was out there in the rain - not conducive to
optics.



These fields are rather extensive now due to the rains and will probably be
around for a while.



Kurt Petersen

Sheboygan County





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Date: 4/4/17 8:01 pm
From: <kfreitag1...>
Subject: [wisb] Sightings at Vernon Marsh
Sighted at the marsh late this afternoon:

FOY tree sparrow, one all by itself
FOY golden crowned kinglets, in the brushy areas
Northern Flicker
Northern Shovelers - on the ponds

Heard - Leopard frogs!

Karen Freitag
Eagle
Waukesha County

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Date: 4/4/17 7:18 pm
From: Tom Sykes <sykes...>
Subject: [wisb] FYI: WISBIRDN posts signature block
Hi Folks,

It’s beginning to be that time of year when traffic on the list is picking up. Peter and I have noticed that in the rush to post, some folks are forgetting to sign their posts as per list rules. All persons must identify themselves in each post sent to WISBIRDN. A subscriberʼs signature block should include their first and last name as well as their community and county of residence.

Thanks in advance, cheers - and good birding!

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Date: 4/4/17 6:41 pm
From: Peter Fissel <peter.fissel...>
Subject: [wisb] Franklin's Gull on Schumacher Rd. this afternoon (Dane Co.)
I had separate reports from Nolan Pope and Pat Ready that they saw the/a Franklin's Gull on Schumacher Rd., just north of Cuba Valley Rd., this afternoon. This is a couple miles northeast of Waunakee, just northwest of Madison. Turn off Hwy 19 at the Culvers. There are a couple of fields, on either side of the road, that flood in wet Springs and attract interesting birds. The east side has been ditched and isn't quite as good as it used to be.

Continuing north on Schumacher takes you to the wetland complex along Hwy V west of Deforest, another spot with high potential for very interesting birds. (Just off the top of my head, over the years I've seen Little Blue Heron, Ruff, White-faced Ibis, Willet, and a ton of other really good birds there.)


I know we have quite a few new members on the listserv, so I'll try to post some directions and general comments on local hotspots as we get later into Spring. I'd encourage other folks to do the same if you're mentioning a location that hasn't made the list for a while.


Peter Fissel

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Madison, Dane Co.


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Date: 4/4/17 6:38 pm
From: Tom Prestby <jjprestby...>
Subject: [wisb] WBBA II NE Regional Kickoff in Green Bay on Saturday
Sorry about my posts lately folks. Lets hope it works this time:

We have two successful events in the books with over 80 participants total and this weekend the Kickoff moves to UW- Green Bay. Don't miss this chance to learn all about the results so far and detailed protocol tips for the Atlas. Several area County Coordinators and Atlas experts will be there and the computer lab setting will be a perfect chance to learn how to navigate eBird and the Atlas website. Weather is also looking good for our nocturnal Atlasing field trip. Hope to see you there! FREE registration is at the link below:


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


If you're on the fence, see my posts from yesterday about how good the birding is in the area right now


Tom Prestby

WBBA II Training and Support Coordinator

Green Bay

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Date: 4/4/17 6:31 pm
From: Tom Prestby <jjprestby...>
Subject: [wisb] WBBA II NE Regional Kickoff in Green Bay on Saturday
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Date: 4/4/17 5:47 pm
From: Tom Wood <tcwood729...>
Subject: [wisb] No Eurasian Wigeon this afternoon
I looked for the Eurasian Wigeon from 1:40 P.M. until about 3:30 P.M.
without success. I noticed that although there were many Green-winged Teal,
there were very few American Wigeon, so they may have moved to another
location. There are certainly many suitable ponds in that area.
Thomas Wood, Menomonee Falls, Waukesha



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Date: 4/4/17 5:35 pm
From: William Mueller <wpmueller1947...>
Subject: [wisb] Birds news around the world today
In case you'd like to read about some bird-related work, issues, news from
various places around the globe:
http://futureofbirds.blogspot.com/2017/04/birds-news-around-world-today.html

William Mueller
Director, Western Great Lakes Bird and Bat Observatory
WGLBBO online: wglbbo.org
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office 262-285-3374
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Date: 4/4/17 4:10 pm
From: William Mueller <wpmueller1947...>
Subject: [wisb] another obituary for Chandler Robbins
http://futureofbirds.blogspot.com/2017/04/another-obit-for-chan-robbins.html

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Date: 4/4/17 3:32 pm
From: Todd Koeppen <dmarc-noreply...> (Redacted sender tkoeppen1 for DMARC)
Subject: [wisb] Fox River @ Discount Liquor - Waukesha: Hooded Merganser and Black ducks
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This bird has been here for a while. There are some other ducks here among
the Mallards that I believe are Black Ducks. These birds are probably used
to being fed, and very approachable. As I pulled up to the curb today they
walked up to the street. It is interesting in that the Merganser appears to
be paired with that female Mallard. They are always together. Great
opportunity to see one up close.




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Date: 4/4/17 3:09 pm
From: Todd Koeppen <dmarc-noreply...> (Redacted sender tkoeppen1 for DMARC)
Subject: [wisb] Northpoint - Milwaukee: Northern Shovelers
As I pulled in the lot I saw a small flock of ducks approaching the
shoreline. They landed as I parked. Through the binoculars the first thing
I noticed was the large bills. Three male/female couples. It was the first
time I had ever seen them and it made my day.


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Date: 4/4/17 12:43 pm
From: Gmail <bhaunts...>
Subject: [wisb] Heckrodt Preserve
I birded Heckrodt Preserve this afternoon (Menasha). It was finally productive! FOY produced Winter Wren, Hermit Thrush, Myrtle Warbler, Yellow-bellied Sapsucker plus other sightings that included Tufted Titmouse, Flicker, E. Phoebe, etc. Nice walking the trails in the sun!!
One thing I forgot to mention on my earlier post is that the number of frogs on the roads in the Shiocton area this morning was unreal. Trying to avoid hitting any of them made me look like I had one too many!
Daryl Tessen
Appleton,, WI


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Date: 4/4/17 10:11 am
From: Gmail <bhaunts...>
Subject: [wisb] Eurasian Wigeon YES
I arrived at the spot along Lakeview Rd around 9:00 this morning. A search with binoculars yielded only standard puddle ducks. However using my scope mount, I quickly discovered the male Eurasian Wigeon working along the edge of the water on the shore. Great views of it. I parked on Lakeview Rd by Parkland Dr while checking out the ducks and watching the wigeon. Thanks Tom for a great find!
After this I worked over to the Shiocton area. Several small flocks of Tundra Swans totaled 275, with standard puddle ducks plus 2 Greater Yellowlegs along Van Patten Rd. FOY for me were Flicker, Great Blue Heron and Ruby-cr. Kinglet. The only geese present were all Canadas.

Good luck with the wigeon.
Daryl Tessen
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Date: 4/4/17 6:14 am
From: Todd Koeppen <dmarc-noreply...> (Redacted sender tkoeppen1 for DMARC)
Subject: [wisb] Kinglet Behavior
The ones I saw a couple of years ago were only interested in the sap. There
were not many bugs out yet. The ones I saw last week appeared to be
gleaning and/or chasing small flying insects. They were mostly at eye level
or below, with an occasional flight to the upper parts of the trees.


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Date: 4/4/17 5:50 am
From: Dan Jackson <DanJackson...>
Subject: [wisb] Brant Status?
Did anyone look last night? I had to leave too early on Sunday and just missed. I am thinking about trying again this evening.
Thanks,

Dan Jackson
Chaseburg, Vernon County, Wisconsin (Near La Crosse)
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Date: 4/4/17 5:07 am
From: Tom Wood <tcwood729...>
Subject: [wisb] Re: Kinglet Behavior
I think that the usual food sources may be limited from what I observed
yesterday. I went to Doctors Park in Fox Point, and when I got out of the
car, I saw a good number of birds foraging in the grass. I thought I would
be viewing a flock of sparrows, but to my surprise they were all
Golden-crowned Kinglets! They must have been desperate since when I walked
onto the grass, they paid no attention to me. I walked very slowly because
they were so close I was afraid I might step on one.
Thomas Wood, Menomonee Falls, Waukesha County

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From: <wisbirdn-bounce...> [mailto:<wisbirdn-bounce...>]
On Behalf Of Kathi Johnson Rock
Sent: Tuesday, April 04, 2017 12:31 AM
To: <dmarc-noreply...>
Cc: wisbirdn
Subject: [wisb] Re: Kinglet Behavior

Perhaps the Kinglets were more interested in eating the insects found in the
tree sap than the sap itself?
Many birds, even hummingbirds, will eat tree sap in the spring for this
reason (especially since other food sources can still be limited in late
March and early April with our cold, wet springs.)

Kathi and Michael Rock
Madison, Dane County, WI

On Mon, Apr 3, 2017 at 6:26 PM, Todd Koeppen <dmarc-noreply...>
wrote:

> It was nice to see some Kinglets again in Greenfield Park. I had not
> seen any last year. But the prior was nice in that I was able to
> watch them feed on sap dripping from broken branches on a storm
> damaged tree.
> I watched both Golden Crowned and Ruby Crowned drink the sap for a
> couple of weeks. I almost wrote enjoy the sap, but I don't know if
> that would be correct, or anthropomorphic.
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Date: 4/3/17 10:31 pm
From: Kathi Johnson Rock <kathijr777...>
Subject: [wisb] Re: Kinglet Behavior
Perhaps the Kinglets were more interested in eating the insects found in
the tree sap than the sap itself?
Many birds, even hummingbirds, will eat tree sap in the spring for this
reason (especially since other food sources can still be limited in late
March and early April with our cold, wet springs.)

Kathi and Michael Rock
Madison, Dane County, WI

On Mon, Apr 3, 2017 at 6:26 PM, Todd Koeppen <dmarc-noreply...>
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> It was nice to see some Kinglets again in Greenfield Park. I had not seen
> any last year. But the prior was nice in that I was able to watch them
> feed
> on sap dripping from broken branches on a storm damaged tree.
> I watched both Golden Crowned and Ruby Crowned drink the sap for a couple
> of weeks. I almost wrote enjoy the sap, but I don't know if that would be
> correct, or anthropomorphic.
>
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Date: 4/3/17 8:25 pm
From: Cynthia Bridge <wi.hummingbirds...>
Subject: [wisb] FOY Franklin's Gull--Dane Co
Between appointments today near Madison, I found my FOY Franklin's Gull
among a large flock of Ring-billed and small number of Bonaparte's Gulls at
the Ashton K pond in Dane county, WI. Despite only a trace amount of white
in the primary tips (typically a good field mark for Laughing gull), the
white eye arcs, bill and size of the bird compared to the other species
supports Franklin's Gull as the ID. I verified ID with gull expert, Amar
Ayyash, who believes this is likely a 2nd year bird with a suspended primary
molt.


Link to web album with doc shots of the bird: https://flic.kr/s/aHskXhxgiM



Link to video of the Franklin's with Bonaparte's and Ring-billed Gulls:
https://youtu.be/dAAu6yTSpEA

(recommend clicking on the gear symbol and setting quality to HD for best
viewing)



And finally a link to a blog article by Amar on the topic of Franklin's with
puzzling primaries:
http://www.anythinglarus.com/2013/07/franklins-with-puzzling-primaries.html?
m=1



Today I was reminded of the wise words of my Ornithology professor, the late
Dr. David Parmelee, who claimed above all things when it comes to bird ID,
one must "look at the bill."



Cheers,



Cynthia Bridge

S. Jefferson Co



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Date: 4/3/17 6:59 pm
From: Tim Hahn <thahnbirder...>
Subject: [wisb] Re: Kinglet Behavior
It could be that kinglets like sap. It's also possible that the kinglets
are eating bugs that were attracted to the sap and got stuck.
Tim Hahn
Pewaukee, WI
Waukesha County
WBBA II Coordinator
Ben Goss Bird Club

On Mon, Apr 3, 2017 at 6:26 PM, Todd Koeppen <dmarc-noreply...>
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> It was nice to see some Kinglets again in Greenfield Park. I had not seen
> any last year. But the prior was nice in that I was able to watch them
> feed
> on sap dripping from broken branches on a storm damaged tree.
> I watched both Golden Crowned and Ruby Crowned drink the sap for a couple
> of weeks. I almost wrote enjoy the sap, but I don't know if that would be
> correct, or anthropomorphic.
>
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Date: 4/3/17 6:28 pm
From: Tom Prestby <jjprestby...>
Subject: [wisb] Green Bay waterfowl take 2
Apparently it doesn;t like it when I copy and post from Facebook anymore. Lets try this:
For anybody coming to Green Bay for the Eurasian Wigeon (see Facebook RBA group), it's worth your while to check out a few spots on the bay because the waterfowl migration is at its peak right now.

Nearby Sensiba SWA has thousands of divers, including over a thousand Canvasbacks and Redheads. The best places to view are Sunset Beach Park and the dike at the end of Sunset Beach Road. The field on Sunset Beach Rd just east of Lakeview Dr (Hwy J) has a large blackbird flock including some Brewers. Also a Red-winged with some white primaries, making me think it was a Yellow-headed for a second.

The end of Lineville Rd before the Cat Island gate has a lot of dabblers including pintail and both teal. I had 6 Dunlin and a Baird's Sandpiper at Cat Island but this is not open to the public.

The east shore is great right now too with thousands of divers at every vantage point and a few Horned Grebes and a lot of Mergansers sprinkled in. The Grove St boat landing at Point au Sable, the Lambeau Cottage at UWGB, and various vantage points on Nicolet Dr are all excellent. Bayshore County Park near Dykesville is always worth a check too if you venture that far north.

Good luck and enjoy! I doubt the wigeon is the only rare bird around!

Tom Prestby
Green Bay

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Date: 4/3/17 6:22 pm
From: Tom Prestby <jjprestby...>
Subject: [wisb] Green Bay waterfowl
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Date: 4/3/17 4:28 pm
From: Todd Koeppen <dmarc-noreply...> (Redacted sender tkoeppen1 for DMARC)
Subject: [wisb] Kinglet Behavior
It was nice to see some Kinglets again in Greenfield Park. I had not seen
any last year. But the prior was nice in that I was able to watch them feed
on sap dripping from broken branches on a storm damaged tree.
I watched both Golden Crowned and Ruby Crowned drink the sap for a couple
of weeks. I almost wrote enjoy the sap, but I don't know if that would be
correct, or anthropomorphic.



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Date: 4/3/17 3:28 pm
From: Tom Prestby <jjprestby...>
Subject: [wisb] Eurasian Wigeon- Brown Cty take 2
Sorry it looks like my post came across as gibberish. The bird is with tons of dabblers in a field in Suamico on Lakeview Dr just south of Longtail Beach Rd. This is north of Lineville by about a mile. Be careful as this is a busy road! The best way to look is probably to scope from Parkland Dr. The bird was working the near (west) shore of the pond almost straight across from Parkland Dr.

Tom Prestby
Green Bay

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Date: 4/3/17 3:23 pm
From: Tom Prestby <jjprestby...>
Subject: [wisb] EURASIAN WIGEON- Brown Cty
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Date: 4/3/17 10:36 am
From: Dan Jackson <DanJackson...>
Subject: [wisb] White-fronted Geese and Bonaparte's Gulls - La Crosse Area
Despite the rain, I did a little birding over the lunch hour.
My best finds were a flock of 101 White-fronted Geese and a few Bonaparte's Gulls mixed into a flock of Ring-billed Gulls. These were in a huge field north of Midway (west of Onalaska) and between the Bike Trail and County XX. This field is a couple of miles long. The geese were across from the cement yard and the gulls were opposite Briggs road.

Good Birding,

Dan Jackson
Chaseburg, Vernon County, Wisconsin (Near La Crosse)
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Date: 4/3/17 10:04 am
From: Roy & Charlotte Lukes <rnclukes...>
Subject: [wisb] new arrivals - Door County
This past Saturday I received a call from friend, Dick Smythe in Sister Bay,
telling me he observed a small sparrow near a brush pile near his home in
Sister Bay today. He watched the bird from fairly close range for quite a
while and said it was a LINCOLN'S SPARROW. Everything he described was spot
on. I checked my spring arrival dates for this species dating back to 2002
through last year. The earliest date this species was seen in Door County
was April 20th in 2008, 2011, 2012 & 2014.



On Saturday I had a male and a female COWBIRD at the feeders. On March 29th
there were 2 HOUSE FINCHES on the feeders. That was the first time I had
seen them here in over a year. Also had a few PURPLE FINCHES on Saturday and
my first BROWN CREEPER was in the yard. I also saw my first KILLDEER flying
across the road south of Egg Harbor; still have JUNCO and TREE SPARROW at
the feeders plus a pair of cardinals.



Nick Anderson called to say he saw 5 WHITE PELICANS circling over him as he
biked east of Egg Harbor on Saturday. Another friend emailed to say a male
and female BLUEBIRD were inspecting a nest box on their property southeast
of where I live.



Last Saturday Nick also had his first eastern phoebe in his yard south of
Fish Creek and today, Monday, I saw my first yellow-rumped warbler at the
feeder.



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Date: 4/3/17 9:33 am
From: Sue Peterson <suechick...>
Subject: [wisb] Spring Birds - Door Co.
Yesterday morning Weborg Point in Peninsula State Park had some spring birds arriving. There were many Golden crown Kinglets (about 20), a Sapsucker, several Brown Creepers, Song Sparrows, many Juncos, and about 5 Tree Sparrows. Today I counted many more Juncos (100?) plus more Tree Sparrows, and Song Sparrows, Fox Sparrows (singing) and several Hermit Thrushes. The highlight though was an Ermine still in it’s all-white fur, black tip to tail and little pink ears. It played around bushes as I birded so I got a good long look at the animal.
Sue Peterson
Ephraim Door Co.
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Date: 4/3/17 8:34 am
From: William Mueller <wpmueller1947...>
Subject: [wisb] another great BIRDATHON coming soon!
20117 is shaping up to be a great year for the Great Wisconsin Birdathon -
see info at:
http://wibirdathon.org/

Please support your favorite team - which could be any one of these:

Cutright's Old Coots: http://wibirdathon.org/teampage.asp?fundid=1866

The Backpacking Birders: http://wibirdathon.org/teampage.asp?fundid=2114

"Those guys up north" (you know who I mean):
http://wibirdathon.org/teampage.asp?fundid=1978

Or any of these! http://wibirdathon.org/list.asp?order=teams&first=A&last=G


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Date: 4/2/17 6:44 pm
From: Ryan Brady <ryanbrady10...>
Subject: [wisb] 1200 Amer Robins, Harlan's Red-tail, Y-R Warblers and other migrants - Bayfield County
Copying my post from facebook. Other area birders also reported Hermit Thrush, Tree Swallow, and Golden Eagle.

Finally, I went birding. Ended the day with 1,839 birds of 59 species. Started on the Herbster lakefront but soon got pushed inland by a cold fog, then ended with some warm hawkwatching here at home mid-day. Highlights at Herbster were nearly 1,200 American Robins, 5 Yellow-rumped Warblers, and a good push of Dark-eyed Juncos, Amer. Tree Sparrows, and 11 Fox Sparrows; several Eastern Bluebirds, E. Meadowlarks, and Yellow-bellied Sapsucker; singing Northern Shrike, Common Redpolls, Lapland Longspurs, and Snow Buntings, and fabulous looks at 14 Long-tailed Ducks, most of which were nice males. I got home just in time for hawks to lift off and among the first birds I saw was an adult dark Western Red-tail. I thought that would be the highlight but just minutes later an adult dark HARLAN'S Red-tail graced my view to the north, a first for that subspecies here at home. The flight got super high as birds cut over the bay on strong south winds but I managed some more Red-tails, 20+ Bald Eag
les (mostly immies), and 6 Rough-legs (2 darks). A northbound Common Loon was my second of the spring but really capping things off were 65 Tundra Swans whistling their way over the house toward the bay. What...a...day!


Ryan Brady
Washburn, Bayfield County, WI
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Date: 4/2/17 4:12 pm
From: <danjcollins...>
Subject: [wisb] American Bittern (Botaurus lentiginosus), Door County
Resent sighting of American Bittern with good pictures available upon request.
Door County, Egg Harbor Township, at Bayshore Blufflands State Natural Area #377 near the Bay of Green Bay 44.9473661, -87.3769283
Sat Apr 01, 2017 9:20 AM 42 degrees F, clear
1 American Bittern Botaurus lentiginosus, Adult, Skyward bill with head frozen, then re-positioning to maximize its natural camouflage along muddy stream bank near pond exit
Good pictures available upon request.

Dan Collins

Egg Harbor Township, Door County, Wisconsin












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Date: 4/2/17 3:56 pm
From: Jennifer Ambrose <jenthreat...>
Subject: [wisb] Re: Brant present
On far eastern edge of pond on east side of Goose Pond rd.
Jennifer A
Milwaukee

On Apr 2, 2017 3:29 PM, "Jennifer Ambrose" <jenthreat...> wrote:

I'm on Goose Pond road scanning ponds to the east and west. If anyone hears
that it's been seen elsewhere please post.

Thanks

Jennifer A

On Apr 2, 2017 1:55 PM, "Jym Mooney & Carol Lee Hopkins" <hopmoon...>
wrote:

The Brant was spotted at 7:25 this morning on the far eastern edge of the
east pond (it was probably there all along, but the sunrise made
observation in that direction difficult for the first hour). We were able
to watch it preen, walk on the shore, swim around, and even fly up and then
circle back to the same area, for over 30 minutes. After that we lost
track of it.
Stunning numbers of waterfowl overall in both ponds!

Jym Mooney, Milwaukee
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Date: 4/2/17 3:49 pm
From: Carl Schroeder <omiimiig...>
Subject: [wisb] Missing Christmas Bird Count data
I anyone participated in either the Retreat, Wisconsin Rapids, Birchwood or
Platteville CBCs please contact me.
Carl Schroeder
Wisconsin Editor
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Date: 4/2/17 3:14 pm
From: James Schwarz <jfschwar...>
Subject: [wisb] Great Egret Dane Co
There was a flyover Great Egret at Nine Springs late in the evening.
Today there was one at Goose Lake Area a bit after 4pm. It landed in a small tree in the settling pond across the highway from the south Goose Lake pond.


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Date: 4/2/17 1:30 pm
From: Jennifer Ambrose <jenthreat...>
Subject: [wisb] Re: Brant seen?
I'm on Goose Pond road scanning ponds to the east and west. If anyone hears
that it's been seen elsewhere please post.
Thanks

Jennifer A

On Apr 2, 2017 1:55 PM, "Jym Mooney & Carol Lee Hopkins" <hopmoon...>
wrote:

The Brant was spotted at 7:25 this morning on the far eastern edge of the
east pond (it was probably there all along, but the sunrise made
observation in that direction difficult for the first hour). We were able
to watch it preen, walk on the shore, swim around, and even fly up and then
circle back to the same area, for over 30 minutes. After that we lost
track of it.
Stunning numbers of waterfowl overall in both ponds!

Jym Mooney, Milwaukee
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Date: 4/2/17 1:27 pm
From: Jeff Baughman <jlbirder...>
Subject: [wisb] My query on Prairie Falcon
Hi all,
I would like to thank those who responded and to all on this list. We Wisconsin birders are so very lucky to have a listserv such as this and more importantly have members that are willing to help others.

With birder(s) on site and with the most recent attempts by others in recent days, we have decided not to make the detour.
Again, thanks for all the responses.

Jeff Baughman
Fond du Lac Co.


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Date: 4/2/17 11:55 am
From: Jym Mooney & Carol Lee Hopkins <hopmoon...>
Subject: [wisb] Brant - YES 4/2/17
The Brant was spotted at 7:25 this morning on the far eastern edge of the east pond (it was probably there all along, but the sunrise made observation in that direction difficult for the first hour). We were able to watch it preen, walk on the shore, swim around, and even fly up and then circle back to the same area, for over 30 minutes. After that we lost track of it.
Stunning numbers of waterfowl overall in both ponds!

Jym Mooney, Milwaukee
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Date: 4/2/17 11:45 am
From: Jeff Baughman <jlbirder...>
Subject: [wisb] RFI Prairie Falcon
Hi all,
I see that someone reported the Prairie Falcon yesterday at Bong RA. So do any of you have any more info concerning this bird.
I am returning from NW Illinois and was curious whether a detour would be advisable. I just had knee surgery and can do very little walking right now too.
Any advice would be appreciated.

Jeff Baughman
Campbellsport
Fond du Lac Co.

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Date: 4/2/17 10:43 am
From: Kenneth Younger <kyounger...>
Subject: [wisb] 5 Goose morning -- no Brant
After a very early alarm, I made my 5 hour drive from Des Moines directly
to Goose Pond. No Brant that I could find on any of the ponds, nor from my
search in surrounding area fields.
Sort of a bummer, but 5 geese species is still a fun milestone. The Snow
Goose was my lifer #250. There were still a few blue morphs there too.

-Kenny Younger
Madison, WI


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Date: 4/2/17 7:06 am
From: Todd Koeppen <dmarc-noreply...> (Redacted sender tkoeppen1 for DMARC)
Subject: [wisb] Greenfield Park, West Allis
I saw some Golden Crowned Kinglets, Brown Creepers, and an Eastern Phoebe.


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Date: 4/1/17 7:35 pm
From: Ty Wagner <ty27wagner...>
Subject: [wisb] Golden-Crowned Kinglet Little Chute Islands
On Friday saw at least two Gold-Crowned Kinglets on the Little Chute
Islands on the right hand side in the woods as you cross over to the
Islands on Island Park Trail. Park in Heesakker Park.
https://flic.kr/s/aHskS1YHys

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Outagamie County


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Date: 4/1/17 12:46 pm
From: Gmail <bhaunts...>
Subject: [wisb] Goose Pond---WOW!
As has been already posted Goose Pond was spectacular this early morning. I arrived at 5:45 when one could not see anything. Other birders slowly arrived as it got light. The BRANT was found along the main road on the west pond for about an hour. Great looks at it for the 25+ birders. Also impressive are the Ross's, Snow, and Cackling Geese (hundreds, thousand plus and hundreds respectively) along with the several thousand Canadas. There was a pair of Trumpeter Swans near the Brant, with a good number of Tundras. 10 White-fronted Geese were also seen to complete the goose slam.
This truly is a memorable sight, especially with the large number of white geese.

I checked other ponds in the area later which yielded 90 Pectoral Sandpipers and 2 Bonaparte's Gulls on DM/Harvey (on the ice). DM/I had a Greater Yellowlegs. The Patton Rd pond (north of DM) had 5 goose species including 200 Ross's, 200 White-fronted, 25 Snows plus Cackling and Canada.

BreezyPt/Jersey pond had single Greater and Lesser Yellowlegs, plus 12 Pectoral Sandpipers.

Hroicon Marsh was again, as Tuesday, very quiet.
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Date: 4/1/17 12:24 pm
From: Aaron Balogh <crotalus269...>
Subject: [wisb] Brant - Yes!
All,
The Brant is present as of 2:15pm today on the eastern shore of Goose Pond,
Columbia County. Will definitely need a scope if it remains where it is.
It is distant and often obscured by other geese. Currently 6 goose species
present. Incredible!


-Aaron Balogh
Middleton, WI


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Date: 4/1/17 8:44 am
From: Steve Mullen <worse.than.costanza...>
Subject: [wisb] 6 Goose Slam, Goose Ponds 7:30 a.m.
Hello, Me and Con were some of the birders at Goose Ponds just southeast of
Arlington this morning that got the Brant. We saw it take flight (after
the white geese had left) with 5 Canada Geese about 7:30 and head east.
Got FOY Tree Swallows while waiting. Got a single Euro-Collared Dove in
Arlington at 7:45 near the giant white pine close to Main St. (Hwy 60) and
Park St.

Just north of Manchester on Hwy 73 at fire number N3033 in Green Lake Co.
we got a Snowy Owl on a roadside telephone pole. NO THIS IS NOT AN APRIL
FOOL'S JOKE. Time was 9:15 a.m. on the Snowy Owl. Just south of the Cty Rd
B & BB split.

We had Wison's Snipe on Hwy 51 south of Wyocena & many Common Loons on Park
Lake in Pardeeville & Big Green Lake in Green Lake Co.

Good Luck to you, Steve Mullen, Oshkosh, Winnebago Co.


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Date: 4/1/17 7:33 am
From: Aaron Holschbach <aholschbach...>
Subject: [wisb] Surf Scoter - Gov Nelson State Park - Dane Co.
I was scoping thru the ducks off the boat landing at Governer Nelson State
Park this morning when a flock of 200+ Scaup flew in and landed. As they
flew in I didn't see anything unusual, but when I scanned through the flock
on the lake I found a female Scoter. At first I expected it to be a female
White-winged Scoter since they had been reported in the area recently, but
the size looked too small and the bill too short. I watched it dive
several times and then it flapped its wings revealing all dark wings with
no wing patch. The bird was still present when I left at about 9:15am.
Aaron Holschbach
Waunakee


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Date: 4/1/17 6:42 am
From: Nolan Pope <npope49...>
Subject: [wisb] Brant at Goose Pond
I and several others had great views of the Brant this morning (7am) at
Goose Pond. Initially it was on the west side, very near the road.
Nolan Pope
Madison/Dane Co.


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Date: 3/31/17 6:49 pm
From: Lester Doyle <zzzlester...>
Subject: [wisb] Goose Pond BRANT Update
A lot of Birders at Goose pond this afternoon, most were watching incoming
geese on the East Side Pond trying to repeat Peter's method for spotting
the Brant from yesterday, especially since it was seen on Harvey Road a
short time earlier.
As the Bird were coming coming in most, were going to the west Pond. About
7 pm, Mark Martin and I decided to go and check the west side. Not soon
after getting set up, I found the bird on the water about half-way out from
the Kiosk towards the Arlington Water tower.

It "tucked" in soon after landing, but everyone that wanted to see it got a
look. It was still there when I left around 7:45.

I hope to get back over tomorrow about 6:30-7:00 am and try to get some
decent pictures.

Maybe I'll see some of you. :)

Lester Doyle
Lodi/Harmony Grove
Columbia Co.


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Date: 3/31/17 12:13 pm
From: Steve Mullen <worse.than.costanza...>
Subject: [wisb] My Brant post from yesterday-no sightings
Hello, Yesterday after being awake for nearly 19 hours i posted some
comments on the Columbia County Brant that seemed ridiculous to me this
morning.
I implied the Brant was in a specific area when i had no idea where it
actually was. I meant to write that the Snow and Ross Geese were in a spot,
but i put it that the Brant was there instead. (by accident).

I stand by my hunch that the Brant was not clinging to the Snow's & Ross
Geese tho- my reasoning was that i saw the white geese get up and fly
several times yesterday, but never with the Brant in tow and it did not
arrive at Goose Pond with the 400 white geese.

I thought i should post a clarification, as we do not need any more
"alternative facts" floating around. I can't believe nobody called me out
on that!

Got 2 Northern Harriers and a Wilson's Snipe today near Pickett, WI. Both
FOY.

Steve Mullen, Oshkosh, Winnebago Co.


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Date: 3/31/17 10:33 am
From: Jesse Peterson <peterson.jesse62...>
Subject: [wisb] BRANT Columbia Co
The Brant is in a farm field along Harvey Road south of Hwy DM and north of
Wangsness Road.
Jesse Peterson
Middleton, WI


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Date: 3/31/17 10:26 am
From: Richter Museum <richter...>
Subject: [wisb] Re: AOU 2017 proposals THAYER'S GULL SECTION
Peter and all,

The section on Thayer's Gull is excellent and should be a must read for science students going into wildlife studies for at least two reasons. The main message is, this is how science works! Any valid results must be able to be duplicated by others even if it takes forty years. The second, more important, is that in science or for that matter any career, one only goes so far as their honesty and reputation. Once lost, it can't be retrieved. Yes, we all make mistakes, but realizing them and owning them keeps ones reputation. In the case of Neal Smith there appears to be premediated fabrication of facts and data. That is different than a mistaken identity or observation. Thanks for calling attention to that section.

Tom Erdman
UW-Green Bay

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From: <wisbirdn-bounce...> [mailto:<wisbirdn-bounce...>] On Behalf Of Peter O Dunn
Sent: Friday, March 31, 2017 10:57 AM
To: Wisconsin Bird Network <wisbirdn...>
Subject: [wisb] Re: AOU 2017 proposals

Thanks for the message, Jym. There is some interesting news in the proposals.

Although WI will not gain or lose species numerically, when there are splits like this, the Checklist committee often make new English names so there is no (less?) confusion in subsequent publications etc. So, for example, the proposal is for brown creeper to be renamed Neotropical creeper (the WI bird) and Mesoamerican creeper (for the "new" species --
which is only found in Mexico and a few sky islands in SE AZ). The
latter is the "Mexican" form shown in the Sibley guide.

Similarly, for the Nashville warbler, the English name might change to Rusty-capped warbler for our eastern subspecies (Oreothlypis
ruficapilla) and Calaveras warbler for the western subspecies (O.
ridgwayi). I don't think the people in Nashville will be happy. Take a look at your field guides, these are distinct subspecies in terms of range, but the plumage differences are more subtle.

There are no new proposed common name changes to our Bell's vireo (V.
bellii), but the western subspecies becomes Least vireo. I think that is because they were previously given those common names.

By the way, in the proposal there is an interesting history of scientific misconduct (their word) surrounding the original split of the Thayer's gull back in the 1960's (p 34+). Usually this is pretty dry stuff!

It's important to point out that these are just proposals right now.
The committee will meet and decide on the outcome, and not all proposals are accepted (they are fairly conservative).

Best,

Peter

http://checklist.aou.org/assets/proposals/PDF/2017-C.pdf

On 3/31/2017 7:27 AM, Jym Mooney & Carol Lee Hopkins wrote:
> The proposals for this year for AOU changes are out and available
> here: http://checklist.aou.org/assets/proposals/PDF/2017-C.pdf
> The primary proposal that will impact upon Wisconsin birders would lump Thayer's and Iceland Gulls.
>
> Three splits are also proposed on the document: Brown Creeper, Nashville Warbler, and Bell's Vireo, basically separating eastern and western or southwestern subspecies into separate species.
>
> Jym Mooney, Milwaukee
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Date: 3/31/17 8:58 am
From: Peter O Dunn <pdunn...>
Subject: [wisb] Re: AOU 2017 proposals
Thanks for the message, Jym. There is some interesting news in the
proposals.

Although WI will not gain or lose species numerically, when there are
splits like this, the Checklist committee often make new English names
so there is no (less?) confusion in subsequent publications etc. So,
for example, the proposal is for brown creeper to be renamed Neotropical
creeper (the WI bird) and Mesoamerican creeper (for the "new" species --
which is only found in Mexico and a few sky islands in SE AZ). The
latter is the "Mexican" form shown in the Sibley guide.

Similarly, for the Nashville warbler, the English name might change to
Rusty-capped warbler for our eastern subspecies (Oreothlypis
ruficapilla) and Calaveras warbler for the western subspecies (O.
ridgwayi). I don't think the people in Nashville will be happy. Take a
look at your field guides, these are distinct subspecies in terms of
range, but the plumage differences are more subtle.

There are no new proposed common name changes to our Bell's vireo (V.
bellii), but the western subspecies becomes Least vireo. I think that
is because they were previously given those common names.

By the way, in the proposal there is an interesting history of
scientific misconduct (their word) surrounding the original split of the
Thayer's gull back in the 1960's (p 34+). Usually this is pretty dry stuff!

It's important to point out that these are just proposals right now.
The committee will meet and decide on the outcome, and not all proposals
are accepted (they are fairly conservative).

Best,

Peter

http://checklist.aou.org/assets/proposals/PDF/2017-C.pdf

On 3/31/2017 7:27 AM, Jym Mooney & Carol Lee Hopkins wrote:
> The proposals for this year for AOU changes are out and available here: http://checklist.aou.org/assets/proposals/PDF/2017-C.pdf
> The primary proposal that will impact upon Wisconsin birders would lump Thayers and Iceland Gulls.
>
> Three splits are also proposed on the document: Brown Creeper, Nashville Warbler, and Bells Vireo, basically separating eastern and western or southwestern subspecies into separate species.
>
> Jym Mooney, Milwaukee
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Date: 3/31/17 8:38 am
From: Kim Kreitinger <k.kreitinger...>
Subject: [wisb] WSO Convention Registration
Registration for the 78th Annual Convention of the Wisconsin Society for
Ornithology opens tomorrow! Join WSO over Father's Day Weekend for half-
and full-day birding field trips, presentations, skills workshops and a
banquet dinner with keynote speaker Robert Howe of UW-Green Bay! More
information can be found at: https://wsobirds.org/annual-convention

Kim Kreitinger
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Date: 3/31/17 8:22 am
From: Jim Edlhuber <jimedlhuber...>
Subject: [wisb] Brant at Goose Pond in Dane Co. 3/31/17, doc shot...
Hi all,
I arrived at Goose Pond in Dane County 6:35 am as daylight was becoming
real. As I pulled up behind Aaron H on the shoulder, he was waving his arm
out the window to show the Brant was taking flight off the west pond. He
had nice views moments earlier before I arrived. The bird flew over us and
landed on the east end of the east pond. It was windy, light mist and
gloomy but after a few minutes Aaron relocated the bird. Kyle showed up and
we all had distant views on and off. I managed a doc shot below. After
about 15 minutes we could not relocate the bird. I was there yesterday and
tried for this bird but failed. It was in the area fields some where for
most of the day. Birders reported it came back late yesterday afternoon.
With that said, I felt be there at sun up today for best luck and it worked.

Brant doc shot taken early this morning at the link below if you care to
view it:

http://www.windowtowildlife.com/brant-goose-pond-dane-county-wisconsin-march-31-2017/

Thanks and good birding,

Jim Edlhuber
Town of Genesee Waukesha Co.


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Date: 3/31/17 8:17 am
From: Dennis Casper <denncasp.wisbirder...>
Subject: [wisb] Urban Ecology Center Bird Walk, March 30, 2017
Urban Ecology Center, Riverside Park
1500 East Park Place, Milwaukee, WI 53211
414-964-8505, www.UrbanEcologyCenter.org
BIRD WALK
Thursdays, 8:00 am—10:00 am year round.
Free and Open to the Public, All Ages Welcome

Thursday, March 30, 2016
34 degrees
Cloudy, rain
4 birders

Total Species: 25

7 Canada Goose
48 Mallard
1 Cooper’s Hawk
3 Herring Gull
1 Mourning Dove
1 Belted Kingfisher
1 Red-bellied Woodpecker
2 Downy Woodpecker
1 Hairy Woodpecker
4 American Crow

7 Black-capped Chickadee
1 White-breasted Nuthatch
2 Brown Creeper
12 Golden-crowned Kinglet
57 American Robin
62 European Starling
3 American Tree Sparrow
12 Song Sparrow
5 Dark-eyed Junco
7 Northern Cardinal

25 Red-winged Blackbird
11 Common Grackle
1 Brown-headed Cowbird
3 House Finch
3 House Sparrow

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Date: 3/31/17 5:56 am
From: Kyle Lindemer <kyle.lindemer...>
Subject: [wisb] Brant Goose Pond
Aaron Holschbach had the bird on the west pond when he arrived. It flew over and landed on the far side of the east pond. He was able to get Jim Edlhuber and I on the bird. We lost the bird and were unable to refind it around 7am.

Kyle Lindemer
Madison, Dane County

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Date: 3/31/17 5:38 am
From: Nancy Richmond <polarpastor...>
Subject: [wisb] Re: Chan Robbins Obituary - Washington Post
Here's Laura Erickson ' s tribute to Chandler Robbins. Well worth a read
http://blog.lauraerickson.com/2017/03/chandler-robbins-19182017.html

Nancy Richmond
Rhinelander, Oneida Co

On Mar 30, 2017 3:54 PM, "Richter Museum" <richter...> wrote:

> For those who new or met Chan Robbins, fascinating life!!
> https://www.washingtonpost.com/national/health-science/
> chandler-robbins-friend-to-birds-and-birdwatchers-dies-
> at-98/2017/03/23/d7c331b0-0f44-11e7-9b0d-d27c98455440_
> story.html?utm_term=.fec9bcb62fd3
> Tom Erdman
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Date: 3/31/17 5:28 am
From: Jym Mooney & Carol Lee Hopkins <hopmoon...>
Subject: [wisb] AOU 2017 proposals
The proposals for this year for AOU changes are out and available here: http://checklist.aou.org/assets/proposals/PDF/2017-C.pdf
The primary proposal that will impact upon Wisconsin birders would lump Thayers and Iceland Gulls.

Three splits are also proposed on the document: Brown Creeper, Nashville Warbler, and Bells Vireo, basically separating eastern and western or southwestern subspecies into separate species.

Jym Mooney, Milwaukee
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Date: 3/30/17 7:12 pm
From: Tim Hahn <thahnbirder...>
Subject: [wisb] April 1 Field Trip to Paradise Valley (Waukesha Cty.) - Goss Bird Club
If you're looking for somewhere to go birding in southeast Wisconsin this
weekend, join the Benjamin F. Goss Bird Club at Paradise Valley Saturday at
7:00 AM. Birders of all experience levels are welcome, and the walk into
the marsh is very level and mostly paved. There's a great possibility to
see a large number of waterfowl. Raptors and sparrows are also a great
possibility. Hope to see you there!
Meet at 7 AM in the parking lot at the end of Kincaid Lane, 2 miles west of
Dousman. We will gather at the viewing platform and quickly scope for
waterfowl, raptors and early migrants. We will then walk into the wetland
complex to get into the marsh. There is high potential for a great variety
of ducks and geese, as well as early spring marsh birds. Paradise Valley is
also a great place for raptors and sparrows.

Cheers!

Tim Hahn
Pewaukee, WI
Waukesha County
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Ben Goss Bird Club


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Date: 3/30/17 6:59 pm
From: Peter Fissel <peter.fissel...>
Subject: [wisb] BRANT at Goose Pond tonight = YES!
I arrived at Goose Pond around 6:15 tonight to find a bunch of semi-frozen birders looking in vain for the Brant. Most of the white geese (a mix of Snows and Ross's) were over on the east shore of the east pond, as Mark Martin noted yesterday. Jim Schwarz said he'd been there for quite a while, so I felt fairly confident that the Brant wasn't out on the water, given how many people were looking.

Since the geese were coming in from feeding, I started to watch as many of the incoming flocks as I could. Light was tough with the misty overcast. (We were all by the rock pile on Goose Pond Rd., although Mark went over by the kiosk on Prairie Lane to check from there.) It was easiest to wait until the geese were low and flaring their wings to land. My persistence finally paid off around 6:45 p.m. when I spotted an odd goose peeling off from a small flock of Canadas and landing by itself. I got the scope on it and was delighted to see it was indeed the Brant. I alerted the others and let another birder look through my scope while I got it in Jim's. I signaled Mark and he came over to see it, too.


It was initially straight west from the rock pile, about 3/4 of the way across the west pond. It kept moving south towards Prairie Lane, and then started to work closer to Goose Pond Rd. Mark emailed me later that the last he saw, it was only about 100 yards from Goose Pond Rd. and moving closer to it.


Good luck to anyone trying tomorrow. If there aren't many geese on the ponds when you get there, check in the area, and watch for when they start coming back in to the ponds. Lots of Cackling and G. White-fronted Geese there too, so you can get the Wisconsin checklist "goose slam" if you get lucky.


(For anyone new to the list, Madison Audubon's Goose Pond Sanctuary is just southeast of Arlington in Columbia County.)


Peter Fissel

Madison WI


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Date: 3/30/17 6:06 pm
From: <rcd2...>
Subject: [wisb] Checklist of the Birds of Wisconsin
The the website for the WSO has recently updated its Checklist of the Birds of Wisconsin. Those who might have an interest in viewing this checklist will notice that extensive changes have been made to the taxonomic order of species.

-- Bob Domagalski, St. Nazianz, Manitowoc County, Wisconsin
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Date: 3/30/17 5:33 pm
From: Steve Mullen <worse.than.costanza...>
Subject: [wisb] Columbia Co. Brant - NO
Hello, I tried for the Brant east of Arlington today from 2:15 to 5:45 p.m.
with no luck.
Some notes that may be helpful for those looking tomorrow include- The bird
was seen today, late morning just west of Hwy 51 & just north of Cty Rd. K.
It was seen by my Dad. He said it was in the south pond behind the farmer's
house. You had to view it from 51 (looking west) thru a fence. It had 300
Snow Geese and some Canada's with it.

The bird spent it's day within the confines of Hwy 51/east, Cty Rd K/south,
Kampen Rd/north, and Goose Pond Rd/west. Nolan Pope & a few of us tried
hard to spot it looking east from the north/south running Hopkins Rd, but
we failed to see it.

At 5:30 p.m. all the white waterfowl that were scattered got up & made
their way to the east Goose Pond. Kay you were right, I went back & checked
& zero white birds were left on the block.

To me the Goose is relating to the Canada's more than the white waterfowl.
If you look tomorrow, that is something you should be aware of.

Good Luck, Steve Mullen, Oshkosh, Winnebago Co.


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Date: 3/30/17 5:04 pm
From: Jessica Hilt <jhilt626...>
Subject: [wisb] Female long tailed duck and Common Loon at south shore yacht club
As of 5:30-6pm, A female long tailed duck was seen feeding around the pier
on the north side of south shore yacht club in Bayview(milwaukee). A
horned grebe was also present.
As i was just about to leave, my eye caught a common loon feeding on a
large fish just off the front of the pier. He was heading north when last
seen.

Happy spring!

Jessica Hilt
Cudahy WI


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Date: 3/30/17 5:02 pm
From: Jerry Schoen <basketsandbirds...>
Subject: [wisb] Robins
Woodpeckers, chickadees, and starlings are c on the sunroom.common feeders at the suet blocks I have outside of the windows . I the past week robins have been feeding. This afternoon there were at least four different one feeding. I wonder if they are females fattening up for the upcoming breeding season , or are they just using the easy food source.
Jerry Schoen
Whitewater
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Date: 3/30/17 2:17 pm
From: Richter Museum <richter...>
Subject: [wisb] Chan Robbins Obituary - Washington Post
For those who new or met Chan Robbins, fascinating life!! https://www.washingtonpost.com/national/health-science/chandler-robbins-friend-to-birds-and-birdwatchers-dies-at-98/2017/03/23/d7c331b0-0f44-11e7-9b0d-d27c98455440_story.html?utm_term=.fec9bcb62fd3
Tom Erdman

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Date: 3/30/17 11:17 am
From: Steve Thiessen <stevethiessen...>
Subject: [wisb] Goose Pond, this am

I got there by 7:30, lots of geese were leaving. A couple groups were checking the west pond. I scoped the east, from way inside my van (and I was still getting wet). No luck on finding the Brant. Hope all the geese come back in.
I have to wonder how many Ross's were there. I wasn't checking that close ,because of the terrible conditions, but think I saw around 60 or more.
Steve Thiessen Stoughton Dane co.
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Date: 3/30/17 11:08 am
From: Mark Martin <marksuemartin...>
Subject: [wisb] Six Species of Geese at Goose Pond Sanctuary
Hi
https://www.flickr.com/photos/29411257@N00/albums/72157681886675356

Thanks to Arlene Koziol for posted geese photos at Goose Pond yesterday.
Thanks also to Tom Erdman for identifying the Brant (photo # 6 and 10 in
the link above). The new link includes a cropped photo of the Brant and
additional photos. Arlene also had Snow, Ross's, Cackling, Canada, geese
in the photos on the link. There were white-fronts yesterday on the pond
but not in her photos. This may be the only place or one of a handful of
places in North America where six species of geese can be found at one
time. There have been many people out photographing geese recently and
hopefully they may have photographed the Brant.

Last night, Lester Doyle was out just before dark. Mark and Lester found
five species of geese including a record 288 Ross's geese. The Brant could
have been mixed in with the 3,700 Canada geese.
There were also 300 plus snow geese with blue color phase birds mixed in.
Some times of the day Goose Pond contains few geese since most are out
feeding. When the white geese return from feeding they are usually found
resting on the far east side of the east pond. In evening, after feeding
around 6:00 p.m the great majority of geese and tundra swans move to the
west pond for the night. This also provides for better viewing.

Also check the other local wetlands including Schoeneberg Marsh Waterfowl
Production Area (WPA) and Madison Audubon Society's Erstad Prairie on
Harvey Road about three miles northeast of Goose Pond and Jackson WPA,
three miles southwest of Goose Pond on Oak Lane and Patton Road. Randy
Hoffman recently had 700 white-fronts in the pasture across the road from
Jackson WPA.

Mark and Sue Foote-Martin, Goose Pond Sanctuary, W7503 Kampen
Road, Arlington in southern Columbia County


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Date: 3/30/17 10:34 am
From: Peter Fissel <peter.fissel...>
Subject: [wisb] Columbia Co. Brant seen this a.m.
Steve Mullen said his dad had the Brant near Hwy 51 and County K late this morning. That is just east of Goose Pond. There are a couple fields in that area (near Leeds) that usually attract geese this time of year, particularly the one to the west. Unfortunately, neither 51 nor K is a particularly good place to stop, due to traffic (51) and utter lack of shoulders (K.)

Peter Fissel

Madison WI


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Date: 3/29/17 6:27 pm
From: <basketsandbirds...>
Subject: [wisb] Re: Oregon Junco, ST. Francis
Last year the first Oriole appeared at my feeder in Whitewater on May
8
Jerry Schoen
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To:
Cc:
Sent: 30-Mar-2017 01:13:16 +0000
Subject: [wisb] Oregon Junco, ST. Francis

I've had an Oregon-colored Junco hanging out in my yard for several
days. Fun to see something different!

Also, my son wanted to know when the Orioles usually arrive in
Wisconsin. I don't keep notes. When should I tell him?

Cathy Dermody, Southeastern MKE
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Date: 3/29/17 6:13 pm
From: <cdermody...>
Subject: [wisb] Oregon Junco, ST. Francis
I've had an Oregon-colored Junco hanging out in my yard for several days. Fun to see something different!

Also, my son wanted to know when the Orioles usually arrive in Wisconsin. I don't keep notes. When should I tell him?

Cathy Dermody, Southeastern MKE
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Date: 3/29/17 6:13 pm
From: <cdermody...>
Subject: [wisb] Oregon Junco, ST. Francis
I've had an Oregon-colored Junco hanging out in my yard for several days. Fun to see something different!

Also, my son wanted to know when the Orioles usually arrive in Wisconsin. I don't keep notes. When should I tell him?

Cathy Dermody, Southeastern MKE
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Date: 3/29/17 6:13 pm
From: <cdermody...>
Subject: [wisb] Oregon Junco, ST. Francis
I've had an Oregon-colored Junco hanging out in my yard for several days. Fun to see something different!

Also, my son wanted to know when the Orioles usually arrive in Wisconsin. I don't keep notes. When should I tell him?

Cathy Dermody, Southeastern MKE
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Date: 3/29/17 6:11 pm
From: Jennifer Ambrose <jenthreat...>
Subject: [wisb] More Jackson Park sightings/photos
Hello all,
Nothing super exciting, but if you like Wood Ducks and are interested in
seeing what I THINK are some black duck x Mallard hybrid photos, click on
the link below. Also included is my horrible Cattle Egret doc shot from
yesterday (state lifer). Thanks!

http://www.birdspazz.com/2017/03/30/jackson-park-cattle-egret-and-other-busy-birds/

--
Jennifer Ambrose
Bayview, Milwaukee County


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Date: 3/29/17 5:38 pm
From: Austin Jones <jonesa97...>
Subject: [wisb] Re: Wounded Chickadee
Thanks everyone for your help! I was able to drop it off at the Humane
Society in Milwaukee just after they had closed, so he should be in good
hands now.

Austin

On Wed, Mar 29, 2017 at 7:16 PM, Jill Kunsmann <jillkunsmann...>
wrote:

> Also, the Humane society in Milwaukee has a wildlife rehab center. We took
> a seriously wounded Red-breasted Merganser there last Fall and they were
> able to help it.
>
> Best,
>
> Jill Kunsmann
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> Sent from Yahoo Mail on Android
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> On Wed, Mar 29, 2017 at 6:57 PM, Mitchell Nussbaum
> <dmarc-noreply...> wrote:
> The Emergency Animal Clinic used to take injured wild animals and birds.
> They also had phone numbers of people who take care of wild birds. DNR used
> to too.
> - Genie OgdenMadison
> On Wednesday, March 29, 2017 6:36 PM, Austin Jones <jonesa97...>
> wrote:
>
>
> Hi all --
> This evening I found a wounded Chickadee at the end of my driveway in
> Wauwatosa. I have it on my balcony in a carboard box at the moment, and it
> has calmed down from our initial encounter. It appears to have a wounded
> wing, since it is conscious and able to hop around (though awkwardly, so
> maybe a leg issue as well). It is eating and fairly active.
>
> Since this hasn't happened to me before, what is the best thing to do in
> this situation?
>
> Thanks,
> Austin Jones
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Date: 3/29/17 5:17 pm
From: Jill Kunsmann <dmarc-noreply...> (Redacted sender jillkunsmann for DMARC)
Subject: [wisb] Re: Wounded Chickadee
Also, the Humane society in Milwaukee has a wildlife rehab center. We took a seriously wounded Red-breasted Merganser there last Fall and they were able to help it.
Best,
Jill Kunsmann
Sent from Yahoo Mail on Android

On Wed, Mar 29, 2017 at 6:57 PM, Mitchell Nussbaum<dmarc-noreply...> wrote: The Emergency Animal Clinic used to take injured wild animals and birds. They also had phone numbers of people who take care of wild birds. DNR used to too.
- Genie OgdenMadison
    On Wednesday, March 29, 2017 6:36 PM, Austin Jones <jonesa97...> wrote:


Hi all --
This evening I found a wounded Chickadee at the end of my driveway in
Wauwatosa.  I have it on my balcony in a carboard box at the moment, and it
has calmed down from our initial encounter.  It appears to have a wounded
wing, since it is conscious and able to hop around (though awkwardly, so
maybe a leg issue as well).  It is eating and fairly active.

Since this hasn't happened to me before, what is the best thing to do in
this situation?

Thanks,
Austin Jones


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Date: 3/29/17 4:57 pm
From: Mitchell Nussbaum <dmarc-noreply...> (Redacted sender acornwithteeth for DMARC)
Subject: [wisb] Re: Wounded Chickadee
The Emergency Animal Clinic used to take injured wild animals and birds. They also had phone numbers of people who take care of wild birds. DNR used to too.
- Genie OgdenMadison
On Wednesday, March 29, 2017 6:36 PM, Austin Jones <jonesa97...> wrote:


Hi all --
This evening I found a wounded Chickadee at the end of my driveway in
Wauwatosa.  I have it on my balcony in a carboard box at the moment, and it
has calmed down from our initial encounter.  It appears to have a wounded
wing, since it is conscious and able to hop around (though awkwardly, so
maybe a leg issue as well).  It is eating and fairly active.

Since this hasn't happened to me before, what is the best thing to do in
this situation?

Thanks,
Austin Jones


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Date: 3/29/17 4:53 pm
From: Anne Reed <reed.anne...>
Subject: [wisb] Re: Wounded Chickadee
You can call the Wisconsin Humane Society Wildlife Rehabilitation Center at 414-431-6204. We close at 7, open again tomorrow. Info on line too at www.wihumane.org.

On Mar 29, 2017, at 18:34, Austin Jones <jonesa97...> wrote:

Hi all --
This evening I found a wounded Chickadee at the end of my driveway in
Wauwatosa. I have it on my balcony in a carboard box at the moment, and it
has calmed down from our initial encounter. It appears to have a wounded
wing, since it is conscious and able to hop around (though awkwardly, so
maybe a leg issue as well). It is eating and fairly active.

Since this hasn't happened to me before, what is the best thing to do in
this situation?

Thanks,
Austin Jones


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Date: 3/29/17 4:36 pm
From: Austin Jones <jonesa97...>
Subject: [wisb] Wounded Chickadee
Hi all --
This evening I found a wounded Chickadee at the end of my driveway in
Wauwatosa. I have it on my balcony in a carboard box at the moment, and it
has calmed down from our initial encounter. It appears to have a wounded
wing, since it is conscious and able to hop around (though awkwardly, so
maybe a leg issue as well). It is eating and fairly active.

Since this hasn't happened to me before, what is the best thing to do in
this situation?

Thanks,
Austin Jones


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Date: 3/29/17 4:05 pm
From: Steve Thiessen <stevethiessen...>
Subject: [wisb] Re: scoter's ,Milwaukee


Was missing the top line. Female Surf and 1st year male W-w Scoter.
Also thanks to Jennifer ,for find such a great bird (Prairie Falcon).
Steve Thiessen Stoughton
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Subject: [wisb] scoter's ,Milwaukee


> This was at the north end of the rugby field, north of north point. Had a
> female Long-tailed Duck looking south from Veterans Park. Not many ducks
> on the lake, except Red-breasted Mergansers.
> We did get the Prairie Falcon. Also had a Northern Shrike ,at Bong.
> Steve Thiessen Stoughton Dane Co.
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Date: 3/29/17 3:56 pm
From: Mark Korducki <korducki...>
Subject: [wisb] Re: FW: Flocks Snow & Greater-White Fronted Geese, MAS Goose Pond BRANT?????
Good photo Arlene and nice catch Tom!

Mark Korducki, New Berlin

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Subject: [wisb] FW: Flocks Snow & Greater-White Fronted Geese, MAS Goose
Pond BRANT?????




Nice pictures... It appears you also have a picture of a Brant just right of
center in your fifth picture - mixed flock on water??

Tom Erdman

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Sent: Wednesday, March 29, 2017 3:06 PM
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Subject: [wisb] Flocks Snow & Greater-White Fronted Geese, MAS Goose Pond

Great fun today at MAS Goose Pond Arlington. Even though the light was flat,
I was able to experience large flocks of Snow and Greater White-fronted
Geese. My pictures below show how “thick” the geese are.
https://www.flickr.com/photos/29411257@N00/albums/72157681886675356
<https://www.flickr.com/photos/29411257@N00/albums/72157681886675356>

Arlene Koziol
Madison
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Date: 3/29/17 2:33 pm
From: Richter Museum <richter...>
Subject: [wisb] FW: Flocks Snow & Greater-White Fronted Geese, MAS Goose Pond BRANT?????



Nice pictures... It appears you also have a picture of a Brant just right of center in your fifth picture - mixed flock on water??

Tom Erdman

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Subject: [wisb] Flocks Snow & Greater-White Fronted Geese, MAS Goose Pond

Great fun today at MAS Goose Pond Arlington. Even though the light was flat, I was able to experience large flocks of Snow and Greater White-fronted Geese. My pictures below show how “thick” the geese are.
https://www.flickr.com/photos/29411257@N00/albums/72157681886675356 <https://www.flickr.com/photos/29411257@N00/albums/72157681886675356>

Arlene Koziol
Madison
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Date: 3/29/17 2:30 pm
From: Steve Thiessen <stevethiessen...>
Subject: [wisb] scoter's ,Milwaukee
This was at the north end of the rugby field, north of north point. Had a female Long-tailed Duck looking south from Veterans Park. Not many ducks on the lake, except Red-breasted Mergansers.
We did get the Prairie Falcon. Also had a Northern Shrike ,at Bong.
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Date: 3/29/17 2:28 pm
From: Richter Museum <richter...>
Subject: [wisb] Re: Flocks Snow & Greater-White Fronted Geese, MAS Goose Pond BRANT?????
Nice pictures... It appears you also have a picture of a Brant just right of center in your fifth picture - mixed flock on water??
Tom Erdman

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Subject: [wisb] Flocks Snow & Greater-White Fronted Geese, MAS Goose Pond

Great fun today at MAS Goose Pond Arlington. Even though the light was flat, I was able to experience large flocks of Snow and Greater White-fronted Geese. My pictures below show how “thick” the geese are.
https://www.flickr.com/photos/29411257@N00/albums/72157681886675356 <https://www.flickr.com/photos/29411257@N00/albums/72157681886675356>

Arlene Koziol
Madison
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Date: 3/29/17 1:06 pm
From: ARLENE KOZIOL <arlenekoziol...>
Subject: [wisb] Flocks Snow & Greater-White Fronted Geese, MAS Goose Pond
Great fun today at MAS Goose Pond Arlington. Even though the light was flat, I was able to experience large flocks of Snow and Greater White-fronted Geese. My pictures below show how “thick” the geese are.
https://www.flickr.com/photos/29411257@N00/albums/72157681886675356 <https://www.flickr.com/photos/29411257@N00/albums/72157681886675356>

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Date: 3/29/17 8:02 am
From: Howard, Carol <carol.howard...>
Subject: [wisb] Bong falcon and owl
My odd day with the falcon and owl at Bong:
Totally forgetting that a Prairie Falcon had been seen at Bong on Monday, I headed down there yesterday morning, arriving a little before sunrise to try to catch some Short-eared Owls before they headed back north. About 8 am after 90 minutes of no owls, I was startled by what I thought had to be the falcon flying across the road in front of my car. It landed in a tree a few hundred feet away, but I only got a short glimpse of it as I struggled to get my phone out to call one of the other birders that was down the road. It dove down and apparently wasn't seen again until noon. Only one other birder was there at the time, but he was sure it was the falcon.

I had to leave for appointments, but went back at 6 pm to try for a better look at the falcon. After 90 minutes of circling around the road and through lot JJ but seeing no falcon, I gave up as it was getting dark and started driving out. Once again I was startled by a large bird flying in front of my car and landing in a tree about 50 feet in front of me and my hopes renewed for seeing the falcon. Nope, this time it was a Short-eared Owl! Figures! Got a great look and then watched it hunt for a bit before it disappeared.

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Date: 3/29/17 7:28 am
From: Kay Kavanagh <kkav2299...>
Subject: [wisb] Prairie Falcon
Just had the Prairie Falcon south of the ATV parking lot at Bong.at 9:15.
Kay Kavanagh
Auroroa
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Date: 3/29/17 6:30 am
From: Peter Fissel <peter.fissel...>
Subject: [wisb] Odd House Sparrow
While walking down the alley between the Francis and Lake St. parking ramps in downtown Madison this morning, I saw a really dark little bird. It threw me for a loop, since it wasn't a Junco (dark all over, no white belly, no pink bill) and wasn't uniformly dark. More of a very dark mottled brown. It looked and sounded and behaved like a House Sparrow, which are quite common in that alley and around the parking ramps. It also didn't appear to be covered in oil or creosote, as it flew and foraged without apparent distress. I think it must have been a melanistic female House Sparrow. If I keep seeing it, I'll try to get a photo.

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Date: 3/28/17 11:46 pm
From: Steve Thiessen <stevethiessen...>
Subject: [wisb] loons, Dane co.

Could see 53 Common Loons, in one scan of Lake Kegonsa. This was from the Pleasant Springs Boat Landing. A scope is needed.
In contrast, only 4 ,on Waubesa, in a scan from the Green Lantern. The Black Scoter was still on the lake. It was half way towards South Court.
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Date: 3/28/17 8:11 pm
From: Pamela Schwedler <dmarc-noreply...> (Redacted sender dovekie for DMARC)
Subject: [wisb] tundra swans
Pam SchwedleerKewaunee County
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Date: 3/28/17 5:55 pm
From: Judy Ettenhofer <judyett...>
Subject: [wisb] woodcock
My first woodcock of the season is calling tonight!
Judy Ettenhofer
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Date: 3/28/17 5:14 pm
From: Karen Johnson <kmjbirders...>
Subject: [wisb] Re: Great Egret in Racine County
I also had a Great Egret this afternoon in a small pond on Hwy 45 near the Franklin dump.

Karen Johnson
Milwaukee County
> On Mar 28, 2017, at 6:39 PM, Mark Korducki <korducki...> wrote:
>
> Nice find Tom. I had that same bird on the way to Bong this AM but it was gone later in the day. No previous Ebird reports for WI this year.
>
>
>
> Mark Korducki, New Berlin
> Sent from my iPhone
>
>> On Mar 28, 2017, at 6:31 PM, Tom Wood <tcwood729...> wrote:
>>
>> As I was driving north on STH45 after an unsuccessful try for the Prairie
>> Falcon, I saw my personal first-of-year Great Egret in the pond on the east
>> side of the road between Norway Blvd. and CTH G. I did a U-turn and watched
>> it for a couple of minutes from the opposite side of the road, but it was
>> still so close that I think my car made it nervous and it flew to the other
>> side of the pond.
>> Thomas Wood, Menomonee Falls, Waukesha County
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Date: 3/28/17 4:40 pm
From: Mark Korducki <korducki...>
Subject: [wisb] Re: Great Egret in Racine County
Nice find Tom. I had that same bird on the way to Bong this AM but it was gone later in the day. No previous Ebird reports for WI this year.



Mark Korducki, New Berlin
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> On Mar 28, 2017, at 6:31 PM, Tom Wood <tcwood729...> wrote:
>
> As I was driving north on STH45 after an unsuccessful try for the Prairie
> Falcon, I saw my personal first-of-year Great Egret in the pond on the east
> side of the road between Norway Blvd. and CTH G. I did a U-turn and watched
> it for a couple of minutes from the opposite side of the road, but it was
> still so close that I think my car made it nervous and it flew to the other
> side of the pond.
> Thomas Wood, Menomonee Falls, Waukesha County
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Date: 3/28/17 4:28 pm
From: Tom Wood <tcwood729...>
Subject: [wisb] Great Egret in Racine County
As I was driving north on STH45 after an unsuccessful try for the Prairie
Falcon, I saw my personal first-of-year Great Egret in the pond on the east
side of the road between Norway Blvd. and CTH G. I did a U-turn and watched
it for a couple of minutes from the opposite side of the road, but it was
still so close that I think my car made it nervous and it flew to the other
side of the pond.
Thomas Wood, Menomonee Falls, Waukesha County

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Date: 3/28/17 3:53 pm
From: Jennifer Ambrose <jenthreat...>
Subject: [wisb] Cattle egret milwaukee
Lorri Howski located a cattle egret at Jackson Park of all places. It is
sitting on the eastern island near the wood ducks. Jackson park is near
Alverno College in Milwaukee and you can easily find directions via Google.

Jennifer A
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Date: 3/28/17 3:26 pm
From: Tom Schmidtkunz <tschmidtkunz...>
Subject: [wisb] Schwengel area
Hello: visited Schwengel Reserve today, 6 mile road, Ozaukee County.
Lots of red-tails, and a nice surprise, a meadowlark, by far the
earliest I have ever seen one in Wisconsin. Regards, Tom

Hawk:

https://www.flickr.com/photos/tjsimage/33324065420/in/album-72157675544863243/

https://www.flickr.com/photos/tjsimage/33324065380/in/album-72157675544863243/

Meadowlark:

https://www.flickr.com/photos/tjsimage/33324065440/in/album-72157675544863243/


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Date: 3/28/17 2:42 pm
From: Gmail <bhaunts...>
Subject: [wisb] A birding day---finally!
I spent an hour plus at Bong looking for the falcon, along with other birders. Best were 120 White-fronted Geese, (FOY) Tree Swallows and a flyover Common Loon. A check of the 106 pond that Tom mentioned yesterday yielded 130 Pectoral Sandpipers, 3 Gr and 1 Le Yellowlegs, 20 Wilson's Snipe and a Bonaparte's Gull---all (FOY). Ziegler Park in Mayville had an E. Phoebe.
Horicon Marsh was surprisingly quiet where ever I looked. However a check of the Breezy Pt/Jersey Rd pond yielded 300 Snow Geese (that included 12 dark phase), about 20 Ross's Geese plus 12 Pectoral Sandpipers, and 2 each Gr and Le Yellowlegs.

Great to be out birding in the sun (for most of the time).
Daryl Tessen
Appleton,, WI


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Date: 3/28/17 10:12 am
From: Mark Korducki <korducki...>
Subject: [wisb] Re: Prairie Falcon photos
Jim Edlhuber and a few others had the Falcon around noon near ATV parking lot

Mark Korducki
Sent from my iPhone

> On Mar 27, 2017, at 6:05 PM, Jennifer Ambrose <jenthreat...> wrote:
>
> Hello everyone,
> Photos and more information about the Prairie Falcon sighting at Bong in
> Kenosha County near the large viewing platform along the west bound road
> within the park are included here:
> http://www.birdspazz.com/2017/03/27/prairie-falcon-at-bong-my-lifer/
>
> --
> Jennifer Ambrose
> Bayview, Milwaukee County
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Date: 3/28/17 9:53 am
From: Brady, Ryan S - DNR <Ryan.Brady...>
Subject: [wisb] Re: Owl Surveyors Needed
A final plea for help as I still have a significant number of routes to fill. This survey is a great excuse to get out after dark and hear some night sounds of owls, frogs, woodcock, snipe, grouse, coyotes, and other critters. Thank you!

http://wiatri.net/projects/birdroutes/Routes/OwlFinder.cfm


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-----Original Message-----
From: Brady, Ryan S - DNR
Sent: Thursday, March 23, 2017 4:11 PM
To: '<wisbirdn...>'
Subject: Owl Surveyors Needed

The 2017 Western Great Lakes Owl Survey is just around the corner with observers conducting TWO surveys of their pre-determined roadside route, the first between April 1 and 10 and the second survey between April 21 and May 1. Each route takes about 1.5 hours to complete. An awesome group of volunteers has accounted for many routes again this year but I need your help in filling those that remain open. Visit the survey's website below to view route availability and locations and to sign up. And do so quickly to get the route you want!

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

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

Thanks for your interest in this fun survey!


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Date: 3/28/17 9:43 am
From: Brady, Ryan S - DNR <Ryan.Brady...>
Subject: [wisb] Request for birders at Bong SRA
Hello birders, the naturalist at Bong SRA has asked me to share the following message in light of some increased traffic and issues there of late:

"The Rangers at Bong would like to remind birders-please DO NOT stop in the middle of the road to look at or photograph birds. Pull off and park in lots. Also, the only vehicle access to the runway is to and from parking lot JJ. You may walk back or park at JJ and walk. Thank you for your cooperation."

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Naturalist, Beth Goeppinger, at 262.878.5607 or <Elizabeth.Goeppinger...> Thank you!


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Date: 3/28/17 9:29 am
From: Tom Schultz <trschultz...>
Subject: [wisb] Re: Fw: WW Scoters at Gov Nelson SP
Interesting... I had two White-winged Scoters on Green Lake yesterday
afternoon, also fairly distant, and swimming with a large group of scaup.

Tom Schultz
Green Lake Co.


-----Original Message-----
From: Peter Fissel
Sent: Tuesday, March 28, 2017 11:04 AM
To: Wisconsin Birding Network
Subject: [wisb] Fw: WW Scoters at Gov Nelson SP

A hot tip from Jim Otto...

Peter Fissel

Madison, Dane Co.

________________________________
From: JAMES OTTO
Sent: Tuesday, March 28, 2017 10:48 AM
Subject: WW Scoters at Gov Nelson SP


I was out at Gov Nelson SP today between 9:30 and 10:00am to check the lake
for loons and grebes. I didn't see a grebe, but there are a number of C
Loons out in the middle of the lake. While scoping some of the divers I
spotted two (a pair?; one was slightly darker) of White-winged Scoters. The
location is off of the beach/boat launch area. A scope was needed to ID. The
wind was blowing towards the shore. Eventually the flock of Lesser Scaup
plus the Scoters took off and flew farther offshore, but were still visible.
I wonder if the wind had blown them too close to shore for their comfort.
Diving ducks were mostly L Scaup, Buffleheads and C Goldeneyes. Also a few
Coot, Can Geese, Mergs, and Mallards.


Jim O


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Date: 3/28/17 9:04 am
From: Peter Fissel <peter.fissel...>
Subject: [wisb] Fw: WW Scoters at Gov Nelson SP
A hot tip from Jim Otto...

Peter Fissel

Madison, Dane Co.

________________________________
From: JAMES OTTO
Sent: Tuesday, March 28, 2017 10:48 AM
Subject: WW Scoters at Gov Nelson SP


I was out at Gov Nelson SP today between 9:30 and 10:00am to check the lake for loons and grebes. I didn't see a grebe, but there are a number of C Loons out in the middle of the lake. While scoping some of the divers I spotted two (a pair?; one was slightly darker) of White-winged Scoters. The location is off of the beach/boat launch area. A scope was needed to ID. The wind was blowing towards the shore. Eventually the flock of Lesser Scaup plus the Scoters took off and flew farther offshore, but were still visible. I wonder if the wind had blown them too close to shore for their comfort. Diving ducks were mostly L Scaup, Buffleheads and C Goldeneyes. Also a few Coot, Can Geese, Mergs, and Mallards.


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Date: 3/28/17 8:27 am
From: Judy Ettenhofer <judyett...>
Subject: [wisb] Re: 1st TICK!!!! Ick!!!!
Actually the ticks have been out for at least 3 weeks (I work at a vet
clinic and pet owners have been reporting them), plus I saw my first one
more than a week ago. Most importantly for birders is to remember that
southwest Wisconsin, especially Sauk County, is one of the worst places for
deer ticks.
On Mar 28, 2017 9:52 AM, "Patrick Ready" <birdsready...> wrote:

While out birding in Dane Co yesterday aft I found my 1st tick of the
season on my leg. Very small, all brown.
Be careful out there!!
Pat Ready
Madison


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Date: 3/28/17 7:52 am
From: Patrick Ready <birdsready...>
Subject: [wisb] 1st TICK!!!! Ick!!!!
While out birding in Dane Co yesterday aft I found my 1st tick of the
season on my leg. Very small, all brown.
Be careful out there!!
Pat Ready
Madison


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