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31 Jul: @ 06:24:23  Actions of The Ohio Bird Records Committee [Paul Gardner]
30 Jul: @ 18:01:34  A Conneaut Morning High And Afternoon Disappointing Low [robert lane]
30 Jul: @ 10:46:53  Conneaut Wednesday Morning / Ashtabula County [robert lane]
30 Jul: @ 08:38:06 Re: Conneaut Sundayyv y ffytyzedxxxzez [Janet Hannel]
30 Jul: @ 03:01:42  Deer Creek Wildlife Area - July 29 [Robert Royse]
29 Jul: @ 18:59:55  Englewood East (Main) Metropark--Shorebirds, etc. [Edward Neubauer]
29 Jul: @ 13:18:28 Re: Frohring Meadows, Geauga Co - Viewing Options [Nelson Mostow]
29 Jul: @ 13:07:25  Englewood East (Main) Metropark--shorebirds, etc. [Edward Neubauer]
29 Jul: @ 12:07:59  Frohring Meadows, Geauga Co - Viewing Options [Ken Andrews]
29 Jul: @ 11:14:12  Conneaut Whimbrel [Chris Swan]
29 Jul: @ 09:28:54  Lorain County, Butternut Ridge Rd [Femme Metal]
28 Jul: @ 20:33:03 Re: Check that - White Pelicans - East Harbor SP [Mark Sullivan]
28 Jul: @ 15:11:32  White Peruvians - East Harbor SP [Mark Sullivan]
28 Jul: @ 14:37:08 Re: Frohring Meadows, Geauga Co [Gus Lanese]
28 Jul: @ 08:30:55 Re: Frohring Meadows, Geauga Co [Nelson Mostow]
28 Jul: @ 05:54:37  listserv issues [Ned Keller]
27 Jul: @ 23:47:01 Re: Delay in posting? [Steve Jones]
27 Jul: @ 20:44:21 Re: Delay in posting? [Glen Crippen]
27 Jul: @ 19:13:36  Lorain Avocet and Wilson's phalarope, 7/27 [John Pogacnik]
27 Jul: @ 17:59:40  Black-bellied Whistling-Ducks continue [Cole DiFabio]
27 Jul: @ 17:26:41  Delay in posting? [Cole DiFabio]
27 Jul: @ 17:17:20  Black-bellied Whistling Ducks (3) [Sally Isacco]
27 Jul: @ 17:17:20  Black-bellied Whistling-Ducks [Cole DiFabio]
27 Jul: @ 17:02:04  Conneaut Birds Sandpiper 7/27^14 [Liz McQuaid]
27 Jul: @ 16:42:09  Whistling ducks today? [Cole DiFabio]
27 Jul: @ 11:13:05  Darke County WoodsRoad wetland [Regina Schieltz]
26 Jul: @ 21:52:18  Wildwood Park Cleveland 7/26/14 Solitary Sandpiper/Great Egrets [Nancy Anderson]
26 Jul: @ 16:23:05  American avocets at Hoover [Robert Batterson]
26 Jul: @ 14:59:46  Headlands Piping Plover [Jerry Talkington]
26 Jul: @ 14:50:09  Fwd: piping plover at headlands beach state park on 7/23/2014 [Jerry Talkington]
26 Jul: @ 14:44:56  Whistling Duck pics [Matt Valencic]
26 Jul: @ 14:41:27  Black-bellied Whistling-Ducks / Trumbull County [robert lane]
26 Jul: @ 14:08:27 Re: appeal for help [Robert Stalnaker]
26 Jul: @ 10:39:28  appeal for help [Bill Whan]
26 Jul: @ 09:53:13  Clear Crk Magnolia [Peggy Wang]
26 Jul: @ 09:27:07  Black-bellied Whistling Ducks -YES! [Matt Valencic]
25 Jul: @ 23:07:15  Camp Perry beach [Jeffrey Cullen]
25 Jul: @ 16:18:29  frohring meadows - geauga co [inga schmidt]
25 Jul: @ 11:48:19  Springfield Bog - Summit - sedge wren [sandra griffiths]
25 Jul: @ 10:36:01  Black-bellied Whistling Ducks [David Hochadel]
24 Jul: @ 20:55:34  Origin Of Yesterday's Conneaut Piping Plover [robert lane]
24 Jul: @ 15:37:57  Cowan Lake and Caesar Creek [Bob Powell]
24 Jul: @ 14:08:46  East Harbor [sandra griffiths]
24 Jul: @ 13:22:53  East Harbor [sandra griffiths]
24 Jul: @ 10:54:42  Frohring Meadows, Geauga Co [inga schmidt]
24 Jul: @ 10:10:12 Re: Coshocton County Black Rail Update [Robert Stalnaker]
24 Jul: @ 09:41:42 Re: Coshocton County Black Rail Update [Haans Petruschke]
24 Jul: @ 09:33:23  Coshocton County Black Rail Update [robert lane]
24 Jul: @ 00:15:20  Eureka- EUCO [kjb8@juno.com]
24 Jul: @ 00:03:37  Euco dove [kjb8@juno.com]





Subject: Actions of The Ohio Bird Records Committee
Date: Thu Jul 31 2014 6:24 am
From: godwit AT sbcglobal.net
 
The Ohio Bird Records Committee maintains the official
list of spec


The Ohio Bird Records Committee maintains the official
list of species seen in the state. The committee reviews documentation for
sightings of species on the state review list and of potential first state
records. In the past two months the committee has completed reviews of 18
sightings and another 13 are currently underway.


Highlights of the completed reviews include the acceptance
of two species new to the state list: Neotropic Cormorant, based on
documentation from Kathi Hutton for May 9, 2014 in Sandusky County; and Crested
Caracara, discovered on May 21, 2014 on Kelly’s Island, Erie County, and
documented by Terry Fout, the discoverer.  These additions will bring the official state
list to 430 species.

Documentation for another potential first state-record,
Broad-billed Hummingbird, seen on September 14,
2012 at Black Swamp Bird Observatory, Ottawa County, was also reviewed
but not accepted. Unfortunately only a single observer documented this bird, and
while his report was carefully and conscientiously constructed, -- and much
appreciated -- the bar for the acceptance of first state-records is very high.
The committee felt that this report from a single observer without a photograph
or specimen did not clear the bar. Any additional information about this bird,
especially any photographs, would be very welcome.

Documentation for two second state-records (statistically
rarer than first state-records) was also accepted. Rock Wren was seen in April
2014 in Holmes County and documented by multiple observers. Tufted duck was
seen in Ottawa County, also in April 2014, and documented by Andy Sewell.


A report of a Burrowing Owl seen in 2007 in Clark County
came to the committee via a circuitous route. The owl was well-photographed by
the discoverer, Harold Shelley, and his report was accepted as the state’s
fifth record of the species.

Full accounts of the committee’s actions will appear in
forthcoming issues of The Ohio Cardinal. Information about the Ohio Bird Records
Committee – including forms and directions for documenting sightings -- can be
found at the Ohio Ornithological Society’s website, www.ohiobirds.org.
 
Paul Gardner
Secretary, OBRC
Columbus, OH

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Subject: A Conneaut Morning High And Afternoon Disappointing Low
Date: Wed Jul 30 2014 18:01 pm
From: ohiomagpie AT hotmail.com
 
A fitting description of every birders experiences at The Conneaut Sandspit was sent to me by Michigan birder Darlene Friedman on July 23rd, after my "Today's Conneaut Piping Plover" posting. Today, Wednesday July 30th, was one of those days that she described perfectly, and is how we felt upon our departure at 3:45PM. The following is her simple message to me:


(Bob, I've never been to Conneaut, but it sounds like a combination of Heaven and Hell!)


Up until about 2:30PM the day was wonderful, the way we like it. This part of the day was described in an earlier post. Additional birds that had arrived after the morning post were 2 Ruddy Turnstones, along with 2 Pectoral Sandpipers at 2PM, and then the highlight we had hoped for, at 2:42PM; Denise spotted 2 Whimbrels on the breakwall near the big yellow crossing dot. They stayed for less than thirty seconds in normal Whimbrel fashion before disappearing behind the wall, not to be seen again. And now for the Hell part of the story. While the shock of the Whimbrels hadn't wore off yet, way on the other side of the water we see two sixteenish looking boys throwing rocks at close range, at the avocets. The avocets flushed to the east edge of the sandspit, now ptotected by us and our vehicle. Then the five year old acting teenagers began chasing after the remaining shorebirds, making sure they flushed everyone of them. The final straw for the avocets was the parasails overhead and the sail boards zipping by. They made their final departure to the east at about 3:30PM. Hopefully they spend a restful night on Gull Point at Presque Isle State Park, in a protected environment. Some days you have to be really thick skinned to be a Conneaut birdwatcher.


Bob and Denise Lane
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Subject: Conneaut Wednesday Morning / Ashtabula County
Date: Wed Jul 30 2014 10:46 am
From: ohiomagpie AT hotmail.com
 
We arrived at "The Sandspit" at 7:30AM to a temperature of 58 degrees in a constant heavy rain. The rain lasted until 9:45AM. Twenty-three Bald Eagles, 4 adults and 19 juveniles, were seen in the harbor area with eight of them on the sandspit. The Common Merganser family, mom and the six kids, were frolicking along the approach breakwall. Highlights have been 3 breeding plumaged Black-bellied Plovers, which circled, but never landed at about 8:45AM: and 3 American Avocets which came in and landed at 11AM. Some of the other birds of interest have been 1 Greater Yellowlegs, 2 Lesser Yellowlegs, 9+ Sanderlings, 6 Semipalmated Plovers, 2 Spotted Sandpipers, 4 Least Sandpipers, 8 Semipalmated Sandpipers, 4 Killdeer, and a single Caspian Tern. It is presently 11:45AM, the avocets are still here, but the sun is out, and the usual unappreciative non birders are beginning to show up; with one jeep already driving thru the avocets and flushing them to a new resting location. Hopefully things won't get to crazy this afternoon.

Bob and Denise Lane / Mahoning County
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Subject: Conneaut Sundayyv y ffytyzedxxxzez
Date: Wed Jul 30 2014 8:38 am
From: ahannel AT woh.rr.com
 
DS

Sent from my iPhone

> On Jul 20, 2014, at 7:30 AM, Jeff Harvey wrote:
>
> Shorebirds are here.
>
> Avocets 4
> Willets 5
> Stilt Sandpipers 1
> Semi palm sandpipers 8
> Semi palm plover 1
>
> Jeff Harvey

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Subject: Deer Creek Wildlife Area - July 29
Date: Wed Jul 30 2014 3:01 am
From: rroyse AT sprynet.com
 
The middle pond in the DCWA wetlands held several hundred shorebirds on July 29. That pond can no longer even be called a pond as it is drying out quickly and consists mainly of some shallow puddles. Killdeer were by far the most numerous species, but good numbers were also present of Semipalmated Plovers, Least, Semipalmated, Pectoral, and Spotted Sandpipers. One each of Solitary Sandpiper and Lesser Yellowlegs were present, but because of the shallow water the habitat doesn't look too good for anything larger right now. Hopefully there will be some habitat there for a while longer.


Robert Royse
rroyse@sprynet.com
www.roysephotos.com

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Subject: Englewood East (Main) Metropark--Shorebirds, etc.
Date: Tue Jul 29 2014 18:59 pm
From: NEUBAUERB3 AT aol.com
 
Tuesday, July 29 - 10-11 a.m.

A few shorebirds are beginning to gather in the small pond at the north end
of the park.

Common goldeneye - male imm (on main lake)
Pectoral sp
Spotted sp
Solitary sp
Lesser yellowlegs
Killdeer
Great egrets - 6
Great blue herons
Green-backed heron

Other sightings:

Belted kingfisher
Red-shouldered hawk - imm
Tree and barn swallows
Chimney swifts
Indigo buntings--everywhere!
House wrens--everywhere!
Field sparrows

North Park:

Willow flycatchers
Song sparrows
Indigo buntings
Red-winged blackbirds
Cedar waxwings--nesting along the road to the shelter. As you are leaving
the shelter count to approx. the 4th or 5th post of the guardrail on your
left and the nest is in the tree just before you get to the black locust
trees with all the thorns.

Happy birding,
Ed and Bev Neubauer
Englewood, Ohio



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Subject: Frohring Meadows, Geauga Co - Viewing Options
Date: Tue Jul 29 2014 13:18 pm
From: nxm6 AT case.edu
 
I think it would be good to suggest a plan to the Geauga County Park system.
Perhaps someone knowledgeable about these things can determine the closest
distance without putting the birds on alert and then develop a plan for a
path and perhaps also a viewing platform to see the birds and not be too
close as to bother them. The path would likely need to come off one of the
main paths and be accessible from the parking lot. I am no expert but to me
a platform up on the dam near the middle should give good viewing.

Nelson Mostow

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Andrews
Sent: Tuesday, July 29, 2014 1:08 PM
To: OHIO-BIRDS AT LISTSERV.MIAMIOH.EDU
Subject: [Ohio-birds] Frohring Meadows, Geauga Co - Viewing Options

A short time ago I contacted the Geauga County Parks about some nature
question. After I told them how much I appreciated having that park,
including the new wetlands, I also suggested a small platform along the
trail near the new wetlands. They said they were considering additions to
that area. I told them that I often thought of taking a small step ladder or
stepstool so I could see better from the path. Another option I was found
was to go to the path near the power line corridor where you can look
downhill at the new wetlands from a higher vantage point. I could see better
with my binoculars from that area. I'll bet a scope would give you a very
good view from that area.

Ken

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Subject: Englewood East (Main) Metropark--shorebirds, etc.
Date: Tue Jul 29 2014 13:07 pm
From: NEUBAUERB3 AT aol.com
 
Tuesday, July 29 - 10-11 a.m.

A few shorebirds are beginning to gather in the small pond at the north end
of the park.

Common goldeneye - male imm (on main lake)
Pectoral sp
Spotted sp
Solitary sp
Lesser yellowlegs
Killdeer
Great egrets - 6
Great blue herons
Green-backed heron

Other sightings:

Belted kingfisher
Red-shouldered hawk - imm
Tree and barn swallows
Chimney swifts
Indigo buntings--everywhere!
House wrens--everywhere!
Field sparrows

North Park:

Willow flycatchers
Song sparrows
Indigo buntings
Red-winged blackbirds
Cedar waxwings--nesting along the road to the shelter. As you are leaving
the shelter count to approx. the 4th or 5th post of the guardrail on your
left and the nest is in the tree just before you get to the black locust
trees with all the thorns.

Happy birding,
Ed and Bev Neubauer
Englewood, Ohio


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Subject: Frohring Meadows, Geauga Co - Viewing Options
Date: Tue Jul 29 2014 12:07 pm
From: ken.hikes AT hotmail.com
 
A short time ago I contacted the Geauga County Parks about some nature
question. After I told them how much I appreciated having that park,
including the new wetlands, I also suggested a small platform along the
trail near the new wetlands. They said they were considering additions to
that area. I told them that I often thought of taking a small step ladder or
stepstool so I could see better from the path. Another option I was found
was to go to the path near the power line corridor where you can look
downhill at the new wetlands from a higher vantage point. I could see better
with my binoculars from that area. I'll bet a scope would give you a very
good view from that area.

Ken

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Subject: Conneaut Whimbrel
Date: Tue Jul 29 2014 11:14 am
From: swan.1 AT live.com
 
Jon Cefus and Ben Morrison you are going to be really mad when you see this! When I drove back to the sandbar there was a whimbrel sitting on the east side of the sand... As soon as I realized what it was it flew off and did not return. Sorry you guys missed it! And I'm sorry I didn't get a better look...

Chris Swan

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Subject: Lorain County, Butternut Ridge Rd
Date: Tue Jul 29 2014 9:28 am
From: femme.metal AT gmail.com
 
Amazing birds along there last night and this morning.

On Butternut Ridge, between West Ridge Rd. and Oberlin Rd. (along the back
side of the landfill), I saw 7 American Kestrel last night on my drive home
(around 7:15 to 7:30 PM). They were on the wires, and electric poles.
There may have been a few more... it looked like about 4 in a tree but I
couldn't see them well enough while driving by.

This morning, on that same stretch, I saw one Kestrel, two Bald Eagles on
the top of the really tall tree at the top of the hill right across from
the landfill, and a huge flock of gulls flying over/around the landfill. I
haven't seen that many gulls out there since over the winter when they were
around that area in huge numbers.

Happy Birding!
Kristen

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Subject: Check that - White Pelicans - East Harbor SP
Date: Mon Jul 28 2014 20:33 pm
From: marksullivan AT columbus.rr.com
 


Mark Sullivan wrote:
>I saw four white pelicans on a mud island in Middle Harbor at East Harbor
>State Park at about 9:15 this morning. I WATCHED THEM FOR a while and then
>tried to sort out some peeps. When I looked again they were gone. About an
>hour later I saw three fly over as I walked the wetland trail.
>
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Subject: White Peruvians - East Harbor SP
Date: Mon Jul 28 2014 15:11 pm
From: marksullivan AT columbus.rr.com
 
I saw four white pelicans on a mud island in Middle Harbor at East Harbor 
State Park at about 9:15 this morning. I WATCHED THEM FOR a while and then
tried to sort out some peeps. When I looked again they were gone. About an
hour later I saw three fly over as I walked the wetland trail.

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Subject: Frohring Meadows, Geauga Co
Date: Mon Jul 28 2014 14:37 pm
From: glanese48 AT gmail.com
 
We need to ask for a pathway to that area.  That would better for the bird watchers as well as the other criters in the fields.  A single path along the tree line to the south would suffice.  I could also envision a platform there for greater visibility across the entire wetland area.  The platform could be located just in front of the treeline and should not interfere with the life in the wetlands. 

Sent from my iPhone

> On Jul 28, 2014, at 9:30 AM, Nelson Mostow wrote:
>
> Thanks to Inga for the post. I went there yesterday and walked through the
> brush to the new wetland area. I found the semipalmated plover and the
> Solitary Sandpiper. (lots of killdeer, great blue heron and wood ducks also
> there)
>
> A tick found me. I found him crawling on my arm later that day, so if you
> do go walking through the brush to the wetland, be sure to check carefully
> when you get home.
>
> Nelson Mostow
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Ohio birds [mailto:OHIO-BIRDS AT LISTSERV.MIAMIOH.EDU] On Behalf Of inga
> schmidt
> Sent: Thursday, July 24, 2014 11:54 AM
> To: OHIO-BIRDS AT LISTSERV.MIAMIOH.EDU
> Subject: [Ohio-birds] Frohring Meadows, Geauga Co
>
> Spent a pleasant morning at Frohring Meadows, trying to locate the
> semipalmated plover found by Linda Gilbert yesterday. Never did see it, but
> there were two least sandpipers and four solitary sandpipers in the new
> wetland area, along with lots and lots of killdeer. Also using the wetland
> were two green and two great blue herons.
>
> Still a few bobolinks and a meadowlarks in the fields, and just clouds of
> barn swallows.
>
> The old wetland is pretty much vegetated on both sides of the little dam.
>
> Inga Schmidt
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Subject: Frohring Meadows, Geauga Co
Date: Mon Jul 28 2014 8:30 am
From: nxm6 AT case.edu
 
Thanks to Inga for the post.  I went there yesterday and walked through the
brush to the new wetland area. I found the semipalmated plover and the
Solitary Sandpiper. (lots of killdeer, great blue heron and wood ducks also
there)

A tick found me. I found him crawling on my arm later that day, so if you
do go walking through the brush to the wetland, be sure to check carefully
when you get home.

Nelson Mostow

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From: Ohio birds [mailto:OHIO-BIRDS AT LISTSERV.MIAMIOH.EDU] On Behalf Of inga
schmidt
Sent: Thursday, July 24, 2014 11:54 AM
To: OHIO-BIRDS AT LISTSERV.MIAMIOH.EDU
Subject: [Ohio-birds] Frohring Meadows, Geauga Co

Spent a pleasant morning at Frohring Meadows, trying to locate the
semipalmated plover found by Linda Gilbert yesterday. Never did see it, but
there were two least sandpipers and four solitary sandpipers in the new
wetland area, along with lots and lots of killdeer. Also using the wetland
were two green and two great blue herons.

Still a few bobolinks and a meadowlarks in the fields, and just clouds of
barn swallows.

The old wetland is pretty much vegetated on both sides of the little dam.

Inga Schmidt
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Subject: listserv issues
Date: Mon Jul 28 2014 5:54 am
From: nedkeller49 AT gmail.com
 
This is a note from your friendly list owner. Miami University has notified
the listowners that they will be upgrading the listserv software on August
5. Hopefully, that will clear up many of the issues that we have been
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Subject: Delay in posting?
Date: Sun Jul 27 2014 23:47 pm
From: sjlarue1 AT gmail.com
 
Your post took 3 hours to get to me...so I would say yes.
On Jul 27, 2014 6:26 PM, "Cole DiFabio" wrote:

> Has anybody else experienced a delay with bird postings on the listserv
> today, or is it just my email? I sent out a post asking if the whistling
> ducks were still present around 1pm. However, I did not see it come through
> until this evening. I also saw a post from Liz McQuaid from Conneaut that
> was posted at 11am, but it also didn't come thru until this evening. Is
> anyone else experiencing this delay?
>
> --
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Subject: Delay in posting?
Date: Sun Jul 27 2014 20:44 pm
From: ohiobirder AT columbus.rr.com
 
I have had this issue with gmail, columbus road runner and century link. It's been that way for awhile for me.  I thought it was the email client but its not. It is variable too - some days are better than others.   Should we expect it to be instant?  I think it was in the old days.. (I've only been reading the list serv 10 years now).  

Glen Crippen
Athens

> On Jul 27, 2014, at 6:21 PM, Cole DiFabio wrote:
>
> Has anybody else experienced a delay with bird postings on the listserv
> today, or is it just my email? I sent out a post asking if the whistling
> ducks were still present around 1pm. However, I did not see it come through
> until this evening. I also saw a post from Liz McQuaid from Conneaut that
> was posted at 11am, but it also didn't come thru until this evening. Is
> anyone else experiencing this delay?
>
> --
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Subject: Lorain Avocet and Wilson's phalarope, 7/27
Date: Sun Jul 27 2014 19:13 pm
From: jpogacnik AT adelphia.net
 
I stopped at Lorain Harbor this afternoon.  At the impoundment there were
quite a few shorebirds, however with it being overgrown in spots they aren't
real easy to spot. There was a single American avocet standing in the water
and a Wilson's phalarope nearby. I saw a few peeps also. An immature eagle
flew by and about 50-60 shorebirds got up. Most were peeps, but there were
also two stilt sandpipers and couple lesser yellowlegs. I didn't stay long
due to the approaching thunderstorm.



John Pogacnik

4765 Lockwood Road

Perry, OH 44081




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Subject: Black-bellied Whistling-Ducks continue
Date: Sun Jul 27 2014 17:59 pm
From: colefor3 AT gmail.com
 
As of 3pm July 27

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Subject: Delay in posting?
Date: Sun Jul 27 2014 17:26 pm
From: colefor3 AT gmail.com
 
Has anybody else experienced a delay with bird postings on the listserv
today, or is it just my email? I sent out a post asking if the whistling
ducks were still present around 1pm. However, I did not see it come through
until this evening. I also saw a post from Liz McQuaid from Conneaut that
was posted at 11am, but it also didn't come thru until this evening. Is
anyone else experiencing this delay?

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Subject: Black-bellied Whistling Ducks (3)
Date: Sun Jul 27 2014 17:17 pm
From: disacco AT roadrunner.com
 
Black-bellied Whistling Ducks still present as of 3:45PM today, Grand
River Wildlife Area--Norton Ponds, Trumbull County. Found originally by
Don Keffer and Larry Richardson.
Sally Isacco, Concord Twp. Chardon

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Subject: Black-bellied Whistling-Ducks
Date: Sun Jul 27 2014 17:17 pm
From: colefor3 AT gmail.com
 
The Black-bellied Whistling-Ducks continued today at Grand River Wildlife
Area--Norton Lane Ponds, in Trumbull County. Chia and I went down to see
them this afternoon. They were in the second pond. Other birds around the
area were Trumpeter Swan, Blue-winged Teal, Osprey, Semipalmated Plover,
Solitary Sandpiper, Lesser Yellowlegs, Least Sandpiper, Wilson's Snipe,
Yellow-billed Cuckoo, Marsh Wren, and Scarlet Tanager. Full list can be
viewed here: http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S19236289

Good Birding

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Subject: Conneaut Birds Sandpiper 7/27^14
Date: Sun Jul 27 2014 17:02 pm
From: prwarbler AT gmail.com
 
On the sandbar the Bairds, a Pectoral, and several other peeps are giving
Jacob Roalef, Matt Kappler, Dan Sanders, Mayor Bob, me and a couple other
birders good looks. 11:00 am

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Subject: Whistling ducks today?
Date: Sun Jul 27 2014 16:42 pm
From: colefor3 AT gmail.com
 
Any sightings of whistling ducks today? Thanks

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Subject: Darke County WoodsRoad wetland
Date: Sun Jul 27 2014 11:13 am
From: reginasch54 AT gmail.com
 
In the last week there have been

Pectorals
Lesser and Greater Yellowlegs
Spotted Sandpipers
Great Egrets
GreatBlue Herons
Savanna sparrows
Dicksissels
etc.

This private wetland is along a very quiet road west of and between
Rossburg and Ansonia

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Subject: Wildwood Park Cleveland 7/26/14 Solitary Sandpiper/Great Egrets
Date: Sat Jul 26 2014 21:52 pm
From: nancyanderson3 AT yahoo.com
 
I was at Villa Angela and Wildwood Parks (part of Euclid Creek Reservation now) on the east side of Cleveland today from 2pm to 4:15pm. I spent most of my time in Wildwood. Birds of interest that I saw:

Great Egrets 2 in the Wildwood wetland (it seems they are seen near Dike 14 or Whiskey Island in the summer but I hadn't seen them here since earlier in May.
Green Heron 1
Black-crowned Night-Heron 1 juvenile in willow above creek
Solitary Sandpiper 1 (twice a year during migration I always seem to see one along Euclid Creek usually seen down from Lakeshore parking lot butslightly further north as I did today)



Nancy Anderson
Richmond Hts, OH
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Subject: American avocets at Hoover
Date: Sat Jul 26 2014 16:23 pm
From: robbatterson AT yahoo.com
 
I found 3 American Avocets at the "duck pond" at Hoover reservoir today at 
300pm. The duck pond is the small cove at the park right above the dam on the
west side of the lake. They were there when I left and just got confirmation
via Centralohiobirders Facebook page the are still there as of 500pm.

Thanks and good birding,
Rob Batterson

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Subject: Headlands Piping Plover
Date: Sat Jul 26 2014 14:59 pm
From: jerry073352 AT att.net
 
Correction on my date of the Piping Plover.  It was 7-23-14 .

Sent from my iPhone

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Subject: Fwd: piping plover at headlands beach state park on 7/23/2014
Date: Sat Jul 26 2014 14:50 pm
From: jerry073352 AT att.net
 
 This is the response Ray got about the Piping Plover that was seen at Headlands 7-22-14 .   JT

Sent from my iPhone. I L S

Begin forwarded message:

> From: Raymond Hannikman
> Date: July 26, 2014 at 3:29:57 PM EDT
> To: "jerry073352@att.net"
> Subject: Fw: piping plover at headlands beach state park on 7/23/2014
> Reply-To: Raymond Hannikman
>
> hi jer - looks like this bird has not gone back to sleeping bear dunes national lakeshore to breed wonder where it has been for the last few years?. ray
>
> On Friday, July 25, 2014 7:29 PM, "plover@umn.edu" wrote:
>
>
> Ray,
>
> Thanks for sending in your information about this migrating Great Lakes
> Piping Plover. I can't give a whole lot of detail on this particular bird
> since the band combination is one that we use on chicks and reuse in
> subsequent years. Once an adult breeds it usually gets a unique pattern of
> band colors that will identify it for the rest of its life. This particular
> plover hatched at Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore in Michigan in
> 2008, 2009 or 2010. We've stopped using light green bands (too hard to tell
> from light blue) so it hatched no later than 2010. Interesting that we
> haven't found it breeding and re-banded it yet.
>
> It's possible that there's a colored dot on either the light green or
> orange bands, or a three-digit number on the light green band that would
> give us more information and decisively identify this plover. Did notice
> anything like that?
>
> Thanks again,
>
> Alice Van Zoeren
>
> On Jul 25 2014, Raymond Hannikman wrote:
>
> hi ms. zoeren: my name is ray hannikman and a group of us also had a
> banded piping plover at headlands beach state park, lake county, ohio, on
> july 23, 2014 the same date as a piping plover was found at Conneaut harbor
> here in ohio. headlands beach state park is about 40 miles west of
> Conneaut harbor and has a large sandy bathing beach where the bird was
> found. the bird had three bands as follows: on the right leg was an
> orange band on the top of the leg while a green band was on the bottom of
> the right leg; the only band on the left leg was the actual metal band.
> we were not able to read the number on this band. in august of 2013 we
> had a piping plover with five (5) bands and, if I recall correctly, its
> origin was the same shore area in Michigan where the july 2014 conneaut
> harbor piping plover originated. I hope I have not cluttered up your
> email with our sighting - we are always excited to see piping plovers at
> headlands beach state
> park and are eager to find out about our birds' origins. thanking
> you in advance for any information you can provide on our piping plover
> sighting of 7/23/2014. ray hannikman
> >
>
>

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Subject: Whistling Duck pics
Date: Sat Jul 26 2014 14:44 pm
From: mmvalencic AT roadrunner.com
 
If you are interested in seeing the Black-bellied Whistling Ducks from Grand
River I posted two pictures on Flickr to validate my eBird listing at
https://www.flickr.com/photos/... They are mixed in with other
I.D. shots, some from the iPhone through my spotting scope.



Matt Valencic

Geauga County


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Subject: Black-bellied Whistling-Ducks / Trumbull County
Date: Sat Jul 26 2014 14:41 pm
From: ohiomagpie AT hotmail.com
 
As of a short time ago, 3:05PM, today Saturday, the three Black-bellied Whistling-Ducks found by Don Keffer and Larry Richardson yesterday, at The Grand River Wildlife Area in Trumbull County, were still present at the second pond, northeast of the tee in the trail. The location is south of SR87 off of SR45, at the end of Norton Lane, which only goes to the west. We were fortunate to share the experience with The Columbus Avid Birders. Some of the other birds seen from the parking lot were Prothonotary Warbler, American Redstart, Yellow-billed Cuckoo, Scarlet Tanager, Green Heron, and Red-headed Woodpecker.


Bob and Denise Lane / Mahoning County
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Subject: appeal for help
Date: Sat Jul 26 2014 14:08 pm
From: robert.wildlife AT yahoo.com
 
Re, "We cannot understand today's birds--their populations,
Greetings,

Re, "We cannot understand today's birds--their populations, foods, behaviors, timings of migration and nesting, etc.--without finding out
everything we can about them yesterday."

I don't know how "out of norm" my thinking is, but other than nostalgia, I don't know why historical information rates high on a "need to know" scale. If the planet froze in time 100 years ago, there was no human population growth, and all natural lands that existed 100 years ago were here today, well then hey, that's a whole different story and yes, that would be crucial information.

But, ... that's not the way it is. It is an entirely different state of Ohio and an entirely different planet. We are in a mass extinction crisis. The destruction of habitats over the last100 years is so severe, it is hard to describe without understating the severity of it.

My opinion is comparisons should be shorter ranged, maybe 10-15 years at most. I was in Ohio for a week last week for a family reunion and taking in some birding, and granted, Ohio has not seen the destruction of habitats like Florida or Asia or South America has, but still, so many Ohio birds migrate through or winter in a virtual nuclear waste zone such as Florida and many areas of Central America and South America that Ohio birds are being affected.

Ornithologists might feel that comparing today to decades ago (bird behavior, food habits, nesting, etc.) is important, but at the "warp factor 9" speed of destruction going on worldwide, that is just "busy work" producing little valuable information for many species, IMO, since the ecosystems and habitats are degrading so fast.

You are comparing "apples to poisoned apples" if you try to understand today's birds based on info from 100 years ago.

Bob Stalnaker
Longwood, FL


On Saturday, July 26, 2014 11:39 AM, Bill Whan wrote:



As many of you know, I have been digging around in Ohio ornithological
history. I am especially puzzled by one topic, and I wonder if any
readers can cast some light.
We cannot understand today's birds--their populations, foods,
behaviors, timings of migration and nesting, etc.--without finding out
everything we can about them yesterday. For some reason, three of the
state's respected ornithologists chose 1903 as a time to describe Ohio's
avifauna. In that year Lynds Jones of Oberlin published his "The Birds
of Ohio," and Wm. Dawson of Columbus his own "The Birds of Ohio." Both
are in libraries and used-book stores, and texts are on the internet.
A third prominent ornithologist, Oliver Davie of Columbus, had by
that time published seven books between 1884 and 1902, four of them
devoted to birds, concentrating on eggs. By some strange coincidence it
was also in 1903 that he announced he had completed a work, "Life
Histories of the Birds of Ohio: A State Textbook," of some 700 pages,
with 100 colored plates. It was offered by Fred Herr, a prominent
Columbus publisher.
I can't find a copy of it. Nothing in the Ohio Historical Society,
the OSU Museum, or the state libraries. There are some rather unreliable
published mentions and offhand reviews of this seemingly significant
work, but I have the feeling it was never finally published. Surely
there was a text, a draft with illustrations, but it seems lost. I'm
thinking there are clued-in folks who read this list who may have
information about a draft copy or at least a manuscript, or maybe only a
review with information, about this work, or even about where there may
be a trove of Davie's manuscripts. Please get in touch if you do.
Thanks,
Bill Whan
Columbus

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Subject: appeal for help
Date: Sat Jul 26 2014 10:39 am
From: billwhan AT columbus.rr.com
 
As many of you know, I have been digging around in Ohio ornithological
history. I am especially puzzled by one topic, and I wonder if any
readers can cast some light.
We cannot understand today's birds--their populations, foods,
behaviors, timings of migration and nesting, etc.--without finding out
everything we can about them yesterday. For some reason, three of the
state's respected ornithologists chose 1903 as a time to describe Ohio's
avifauna. In that year Lynds Jones of Oberlin published his "The Birds
of Ohio," and Wm. Dawson of Columbus his own "The Birds of Ohio." Both
are in libraries and used-book stores, and texts are on the internet.
A third prominent ornithologist, Oliver Davie of Columbus, had by
that time published seven books between 1884 and 1902, four of them
devoted to birds, concentrating on eggs. By some strange coincidence it
was also in 1903 that he announced he had completed a work, "Life
Histories of the Birds of Ohio: A State Textbook," of some 700 pages,
with 100 colored plates. It was offered by Fred Herr, a prominent
Columbus publisher.
I can't find a copy of it. Nothing in the Ohio Historical Society,
the OSU Museum, or the state libraries. There are some rather unreliable
published mentions and offhand reviews of this seemingly significant
work, but I have the feeling it was never finally published. Surely
there was a text, a draft with illustrations, but it seems lost. I'm
thinking there are clued-in folks who read this list who may have
information about a draft copy or at least a manuscript, or maybe only a
review with information, about this work, or even about where there may
be a trove of Davie's manuscripts. Please get in touch if you do.
Thanks,
Bill Whan
Columbus

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Subject: Clear Crk Magnolia
Date: Sat Jul 26 2014 9:53 am
From: nharrierpw AT aol.com
 
Yesterday, I refound the male Magnolia in the same general area of the hemlock trail. I'm presuming it's the same bird as it has a v prominent white wing patch. It was foraging and singing near the third bridge. 

Also had an imm Hooded in the same area as well as a La Waterthrush. Heard Blk-thr Greens.

On the other side of the road near the creek, I had an Am Redstart.

Acadian FCs & E PeeWees still calling, fewer wood thrushes.

Peggy Wang
Lancaster

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Subject: Black-bellied Whistling Ducks -YES!
Date: Sat Jul 26 2014 9:27 am
From: mmvalencic AT roadrunner.com
 
Grand River WA - Norton Ponds. At the end of Norton Road. Norton Rd is a few miles south of Rt 87 on Ohio Rt 45 in Trumbull County. 

I very slowly worked my way around the first pond (30 minutes!) to the "T" in the trail. They were close to the near shore in the pond to the right, very close to me. While I was standing there taking pictures they took off and flew a big circle, landing waaaaay back to the north near the tree line. If you stand at the "T" in the trail, look straight ahead (north) to the tree line. That's where they appeared to land.

At the "T" look in the nearly dry pond to the left for a Spotted Sandpiper. This is a very 'birdy' spot as a check of eBird will show you.

A scope and bug repellent are a good idea (especially near the woods)!

Matt Valencic

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Subject: Camp Perry beach
Date: Fri Jul 25 2014 23:07 pm
From: jtcullen53 AT yahoo.com
 
In our pursuit of 120 birds in July, as suggested on this list earlier, Becky and I made two stops along the lakeshoreFriday afternoon.

At the middle harbor of East Harbor SP we saw no phalaropes, avocets, pelicans, or Black Terns and onlyheard rumors of a Baird's Sandpiper, but we did find a small group of Semipalmated Plovers.

Onthe beach at Camp Perry west of Port Clintonwefound one Ruddy Turnstone, two Red Knots, and a small group of Sanderlings. Be aware that the NRA National Matches run through August 15. I think all the shooting takes place in the morning, but I really don't know.

Our total forJuly is now 146 with3 unshared birds. So far our search has been limited to our "home range" of Wood, Sandusky, Erie,Ottawa, and Lucas Counties. There are still about a dozen resident birds that we think we can find, although we haven't yet, and more migrants arepassing throughevery day. So now we are trying for 150, and have not yet decided if that means combined or each.

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Subject: frohring meadows - geauga co
Date: Fri Jul 25 2014 16:18 pm
From: ingais AT earthlink.net
 
I went back to Frohring Meadows this morning, again to look for the semipalmated
plover. Finally, success....two birds. Hard to see since they tend to favour the
right hand side of the wetland, well concealed from the path.

Also there were two semipalmated sandpipers (took a committee to make
that call). Every season I start from scratch on shorebirds, mixing up leasts and
semipalms, lesser and greater yellowlegs.

Inga Schmidt
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Subject: Springfield Bog - Summit - sedge wren
Date: Fri Jul 25 2014 11:48 am
From: stgriffiths2 AT gmail.com
 
Jon Cefus refound the Sedge Wren this morning! The little cutie pie was
singing away on the west side of the trail right at the bench. If you have
never been there it's exceedingly pretty right now...all the Prarie flowers
and grasses are gorgeous!

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Subject: Black-bellied Whistling Ducks
Date: Fri Jul 25 2014 10:36 am
From: dmhochadel AT gmail.com
 
Larry Richardson and Don Keffer currently (11:30 am, 7/25) have 3
Black-bellied Whistling Ducks at the Norton Lane Ponds in Grand River
Wildlife Area, Trumbull County. This site is at the dead end of Norton Lane
which runs west off SR 45 a mile or so south of SR 87. The ducks are
resting in the large pond directly north of the first pond to your right as
you walk in to the area.

Dave Hochadel

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Subject: Origin Of Yesterday's Conneaut Piping Plover
Date: Thu Jul 24 2014 20:55 pm
From: ohiomagpie AT hotmail.com
 
Thanks once again to Alice Van Zoeren, of The Great Lakes Piping Plover Banding Program (plover@umn.edu), for providing the origin of the plover found by Chris Swan yesterday, Wednesday July 23, at The Conneaut Sandspit in Ashtabula County on the shore of Lake Erie. Alice has identified the origins of three Piping Plovers found at Conneaut in recent years, for me. The celebrity visitor was hatched in 2013 at Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore in northwestern Michigan, on the northeast shore of Lake Michigan. The 2013-2014 wintering location is unknown. He returned this summer to breed at Christmas Cove near Northport, Michigan, twenty-eight miles northeast of where he was hatched. Alice informed me her team has been looking for him since his chicks disappeared before fledging, and they were trying to find out whether he had moved them to a new location. Apparently not. Sad that his chicks didn't make it, but good to have the mystery solved. Hopefully he returns to the Michigan shore in 2015 for another spring nesting season. It would be nice to know where his winter destination is. Our little second year plover, headed out alone, traveling 330 miles southeast across Michigan and Ontario to the south shore of Lake Erie. Thanks to our wandering cutie for giving us the opportunity to spend a wonderful day appreciating him. With a restful stopover in Conneaut, he can now continue his journey.


Bob Lane
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Subject: Cowan Lake and Caesar Creek
Date: Thu Jul 24 2014 15:37 pm
From: rdp1710 AT gmail.com
 
Larry Gara and I had a quick look at Cowan Lake and Caesar Creek beach this
morning (Thurs, 24 Jul). The shorebird migration is on. The east end of
Cowan held some shorebirds, mainly Killdeer and several Least Sandpipers
visible from the east end boat ramp. A scope is necessary. Might be a
little better from the Lotus Cove overlook.

There were also two Great Egrets and two Great Blue Herons.

The spillway is in very good condition. We had six Spotted Sandpipers,
three Leasts, a Semipalmated Sandpiper and about 40 Killdeer, as well as a
cloud of Northern Rough-winged Swallows.

We dropped in at the Caesar Creek beach for a quick look (15 minutes).
Among the hundred or so Ring-billed Gulls was a Laughing Gull. Big bill,
big eye crescents, as large as the ring-bills, hefty build. See eBird
report for more detail.

Larry went back out to the beach after lunch, but the gulls were gone.
Humans were using that end of the beach.

Cheers,

Bob


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Robert D Powell
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Wilmington, OH, USA
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Subject: East Harbor
Date: Thu Jul 24 2014 14:08 pm
From: stgriffiths2 AT gmail.com
 
Sorry forgot to mention one White Pelly was still at the shorebirds spot!

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Subject: East Harbor
Date: Thu Jul 24 2014 13:22 pm
From: stgriffiths2 AT gmail.com
 
The storm pretty much cleared out 2/3rd of the birds but Don Keffer, Lee
Reed & Christopher Collins enjoyed Both Dowitchers, Stilt, Red Neck
Phalarope and I don't know what peeps as I had to go but- They were
gracious to call me back for the coveted Black Tern -but I missed it!

The Cattle Egret was still at Breakers Express on Cedar pt rd field as of
930 this morning.

Look out southern Ohio the Shorebirds are on their way I had a Great Egret
leaving Summit county and saw a White Pelly flying over Sandusky Bay!

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Subject: Frohring Meadows, Geauga Co
Date: Thu Jul 24 2014 10:54 am
From: ingais AT earthlink.net
 
Spent a pleasant morning at Frohring Meadows, trying to locate the semipalmated
plover found by Linda Gilbert yesterday. Never did see it, but there were two least
sandpipers and four solitary sandpipers in the new wetland area, along with
lots and lots of killdeer. Also using the wetland were two green and two great blue
herons.

Still a few bobolinks and a meadowlarks in the fields, and just clouds of barn swallows.

The old wetland is pretty much vegetated on both sides of the little dam.

Inga Schmidt
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Subject: Coshocton County Black Rail Update
Date: Thu Jul 24 2014 10:10 am
From: robert.wildlife AT yahoo.com
 
Hello,

As you implied, the Harrison books are wrong. Black Ra


Hello,

As you implied, the Harrison books are wrong. Black Rails have nested, e.g., in land-locked states such as Arizona and North Dakota. They are "irregular nesters" inland.

They likely were much more common inland when the USA had 200+ million acres of wetlands. Some states have destroyed close to 90% of their wetlands.

Bob Stalnaker
Longwood, FL


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On Monday July 22nd, Robert Hershberger reported on The Bobolink phone hotline (330-763-5119), the exciting news that the Black Rail site on the Henry Troyer Jr Farm in northeastern Coshocton County, visited by many birders in early June, reportedly has two adults and seven young. Obviously, there was more than one Black Rail present. I would think this is a monumental happening for the Ohio birding community. According to most nesting area descriptions given from printed information, Black Rails should be found in extensive wet meadows and wetlands dominated by grasses where standing water is only several inches deep. In both of the Harrison bird nest books, Black Rail is referred to as a coastal nester in salt or brackish marshes. These Black Rails have apparently not taken the time to read the field guides for where they are supposed to be nesting. On top of a hill in a high and dry agricultural field may need to be added as an updated nest site
description. The site location is now justifiably closed to all visitation.


Bob Lane / Mahoning County
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Subject: Coshocton County Black Rail Update
Date: Thu Jul 24 2014 9:41 am
From: haans42 AT gmail.com
 
This is so cool and it would seem their celebrity did not disrupt their
nesting activity. During our visit I suspected there were 3 or 4
individuals present.

Haans


On Thu, Jul 24, 2014 at 10:32 AM, robert lane
wrote:

> On Monday July 22nd, Robert Hershberger reported on The Bobolink phone
> hotline (330-763-5119), the exciting news that the Black Rail site on the
> Henry Troyer Jr Farm in northeastern Coshocton County, visited by many
> birders in early June, reportedly has two adults and seven young.
> Obviously, there was more than one Black Rail present. I would think this
> is a monumental happening for the Ohio birding community. According to most
> nesting area descriptions given from printed information, Black Rails
> should be found in extensive wet meadows and wetlands dominated by grasses
> where standing water is only several inches deep. In both of the Harrison
> bird nest books, Black Rail is referred to as a coastal nester in salt or
> brackish marshes. These Black Rails have apparently not taken the time to
> read the field guides for where they are supposed to be nesting. On top of
> a hill in a high and dry agricultural field may need to be added as an
> updated nest site description. The site location is now justifiably closed
> to all visitation.
>
>
> Bob Lane / Mahoning County
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Subject: Coshocton County Black Rail Update
Date: Thu Jul 24 2014 9:33 am
From: ohiomagpie AT hotmail.com
 
On Monday July 22nd, Robert Hershberger reported on The Bobolink phone hotline (330-763-5119), the exciting news that the Black Rail site on the Henry Troyer Jr Farm in northeastern Coshocton County, visited by many birders in early June, reportedly has two adults and seven young. Obviously, there was more than one Black Rail present. I would think this is a monumental happening for the Ohio birding community. According to most nesting area descriptions given from printed information, Black Rails should be found in extensive wet meadows and wetlands dominated by grasses where standing water is only several inches deep. In both of the Harrison bird nest books, Black Rail is referred to as a coastal nester in salt or brackish marshes. These Black Rails have apparently not taken the time to read the field guides for where they are supposed to be nesting. On top of a hill in a high and dry agricultural field may need to be added as an updated nest site description. The site location is now justifiably closed to all visitation.  


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Subject: Eureka- EUCO
Date: Thu Jul 24 2014 0:15 am
From: kjb8 AT juno.com
 
I think I got it- Eurasian Collared Dove. K Bradley- Strongsville

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Subject: Euco dove
Date: Thu Jul 24 2014 0:03 am
From: kjb8 AT juno.com
 
What is a euco dove?  I am sure this is a code, but I can't figure it out.  Thanks. Kathleen - Strongsville



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