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30 Aug: @ 15:17:08  Swallow-tailed Kite near Sugarcreek [k-cmiller]
30 Aug: @ 14:58:17  Blendon Wood-13 Warblers [Simpson, Bruce]
30 Aug: @ 13:19:01  Mosquito L. [Craig Holt]
30 Aug: @ 12:10:44  Fwd: [Ohio-birds] Nighthawks in Ohio [Elaine & Marty Cohen]
30 Aug: @ 10:36:21 Re: Ohio Birds Record Committee? [Jon Cefus]
30 Aug: @ 09:37:09 Re: Ohio Birds Record Committee? [Steve Jones]
30 Aug: @ 09:28:50 Re: Ohio Birds Record Committee? [Alex Eberts]
30 Aug: @ 08:37:59  Ohio Birds Record Committee? [Jeff Harvey]
30 Aug: @ 05:17:48  Nighthawks - Carroll Co. [Jon]
30 Aug: @ 04:47:20  martinRoosts in CentralOhio? [rob thorn]
30 Aug: @ 04:34:39  Baypoint Sandbar/Indian Lake Shorebird Chasing [Steve Jones]
29 Aug: @ 20:40:44  Wilderness Rd peat pits, Wayne Co. [Randy Rowe]
29 Aug: @ 20:04:55  Thanks for eBirding [Matthew Valenic]
29 Aug: @ 15:42:58  Union County Turkey Vultures [Prinster, Mark]
29 Aug: @ 12:25:19  Blendon Woods Metro Park Columbus [Bob and Elaine McNulty]
29 Aug: @ 11:47:40  Sandhills [Bill Seles]
29 Aug: @ 10:56:19  SW Ohio weekend nighthawks and more [Craig Holt]
29 Aug: @ 09:56:51  Nighthawks in Ohio [Bill Whan]
29 Aug: @ 09:39:01  First Nashville Warbler of season--Geauga Co. [Nancy Obryan]
29 Aug: @ 08:59:45  Chimney swifts staging in Zanesville [Robert Evans]
29 Aug: @ 08:11:50 Re: Nighthawks [Brad Perkins]
29 Aug: @ 07:53:16  Nighthawks in the Cuyahoga Valley...going north [Ken Andrews]
29 Aug: @ 06:39:43  Fwd: [Ohio-birds] Nighthawks [Matt Anderson]
29 Aug: @ 06:14:01 Re: Nighthawks [Betsy MacMillan]
29 Aug: @ 05:13:34  3Creeks-to-PickPonds,8-28:Egrets,swallows [rob thorn]
28 Aug: @ 20:35:40 Re: Nighthawks [Matthew Valenic]
28 Aug: @ 20:28:14  Nighthawks [Angel Seurkamp]
28 Aug: @ 19:57:47 Re: Darke Co. Nighthawks, etc. [Alex Eberts]
28 Aug: @ 19:51:13  Medusa Marsh, Willow Point WA - Erie County [Randy Rowe]
28 Aug: @ 19:46:51 Re: Darke Co. Nighthawks, etc. [Leslie Sours]
28 Aug: @ 19:39:10  Darke Co. Nighthawks, etc. [Regina Schieltz]
28 Aug: @ 19:03:11  Erie Co. Shorebirds. [jeremy]
28 Aug: @ 15:15:18  Western Sandpipers [Doreene Linzell]
28 Aug: @ 15:13:43  Wilderness Rd. Buff Breasted SP & Black Tern [Chris]
28 Aug: @ 12:18:23  Conneaut [richard banish]
28 Aug: @ 06:45:41  Summit Co CVNP--22 Nighthawks over Blossom Music Center [Coy, Patrick G.]
28 Aug: @ 06:11:32  Killdeer [Lester Peyton]
27 Aug: @ 20:51:26  Villa Angela/Wildwood Parks Cleveland 8/27 Olive-sided Flycatcher [Nancy Anderson]
27 Aug: @ 20:15:09  Highbanks,8-27:flycatchers,warblers [rob thorn]
27 Aug: @ 20:03:53  Berlin Lake Reservoir Phalaropes [Ben Morrison]
27 Aug: @ 19:53:26  View from the 5th Floor [Tom Fishburn]
27 Aug: @ 19:04:09  Common Nighthawks [Ken Thompson]
27 Aug: @ 17:20:44 Re: Shaker Lakes? [Gautam Apte]
27 Aug: @ 14:03:40  Mosquito lake [Donna Kuhn]
27 Aug: @ 11:34:47  Summit Co--CVNP Kendall Lake warblers and vireos [Coy, Patrick G.]
27 Aug: @ 11:19:17  Hamilton Co. [Russell Taylor]
27 Aug: @ 10:44:21  Shaker Lakes? [Ken Andrews]
27 Aug: @ 09:45:07  Baird's Sandpiper [Doreene Linzell]
27 Aug: @ 09:39:01  Conneaut [Donna Kuhn]
27 Aug: @ 08:55:10  Geauga County LaDue Reservoir - Little Blue Heron [Jim Martin]





Subject: Swallow-tailed Kite near Sugarcreek
Date: Tue Aug 30 2016 15:17 pm
From: k-cmiller AT att.net
 
Eli Miller reports a Swallow-tailed Kite at the junction of TR 169 and TR 170 just east of SR 93 south of Sugarcreek. The bird has been at this location since yesterday.

Kent Miller

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Subject: Blendon Wood-13 Warblers
Date: Tue Aug 30 2016 14:58 pm
From: simpson AT metroparks.net
 
 Blendon Woods is located in the northeast corner of Columbus off of I 270
& Rte 161. Take the Little Turtle Way exit. Below is a list of some of the
Birds found this morning Best birding time is between 7:30-9:30 am I would
like to thank the Metro park visitors for help in finding these birds

Goldenrod Trail
Warblers
American Redstart-female
Chestnut-sided
Magnolia
C Yellowthroat-female
Vireos
Red-eyed
Warbling
Philadelphia
Red-headed Woodpecker- 2 young


Sugarbush Trail-beginning, Parking Lot
Warblers
Canada
Ovenbird
A Redstart
Bay-breasted
Black-throated Green
Yellow
Blackburian
Chestnut-sided
C Yellowthroat
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher


Lake Trail
Warblers
Chestnut-sided-male, young-male,female
Black-and-white-female
Canada-young male
Bay-breasted
Blackpoll
Back-throated Blue-male, female
Turkey-2 females, 6 polts (young)
Red-eyed Vireo-adult, young

Hickory Ridge Trail
Warblers
Magnolia-female
Chestnut-sided-young
A Redstart-female
Black-throated Blue-female-2, male-3
Tennessee-adult
Bay-breasted
E Wood Peewee


Ripple Rock Trail
Warblers
Magnolia-young male, female
Chestnut-sided-young female, male-singing

Brookside Trail
Warblers
Golden-winged-female (Mon-Bob McNulty)
Ovenbird
A Redstart-young male & female
Canada
Blackburian-male, female
Black-throated Blue-female
Wood Thrush
N Flicker

Thoreau Lake
G B Heron
G Egret
W Ducks-8
Mallard-14
E Phoebe
C Waxwing-3
B Kingfisher-female
A Redstart-female
R T Hummingbird

Misc-Snowny Aphids-Lake Trail-Warbler food

Bruce Simpson Naturalist at Blendon Woods Metro Park in Columbus
Nature Center
614-895-6221

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Subject: Mosquito L.
Date: Tue Aug 30 2016 13:19 pm
From: 0000005e41671c14-dmarc-request AT listserv.miamioh.edu
 
I birded Mosquito L. from 11:30 to 1:00 today.  I checked the Hoagland-Blackstub Rd. pulloff, the east end of Mahan-Denman Rd., and the State Park beach.  I didn't see the marbled godwit from last weekend.  There were plenty of other birds though: wood ducks, blue-winged teal, double-crested cormorants, 40 great blue herons, 18 great egrets, 4 bald eagles, red-tailed hawk, 2 black-bellied plovers, semipalmated plovers, stilt sandpiper, least sandpipers, pectoral sandpipers, semipalmated sandpipers, short-billed dowitcher, solitary sandpiper, lesser yellowlegs, ring-billed gulls, 2 Caspian terns, chimney swifts, warbling vireo, red-eyed vireo, and gray catbird.  Craig Holt, Lowellville

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Subject: Nighthawks in Ohio
Date: Tue Aug 30 2016 12:10 pm
From: buckeye4c AT gmail.com
 
I have enjoyed the many nighthawk reports and stories since my Aug 25 post.
I guess they are all over Ohio now, preparing to migrate.

as a historical note, back in the 1960s in the Youngstown area, growing up
and several years before getting serious about birds, nighthawks were among
the few species I knew. in my recollection, they would circle the suburban
sky
most summer evenings, noticeable first by their beeps. they were as common
in summer (seemingly) as robins and blue jays. but for the past 30+ years
in our suburban Akron area they are rarities.

Marty Cohen

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Bill Whan
Date: Mon, Aug 29, 2016 at 10:56 AM
Subject: [Ohio-birds] Nighthawks in Ohio
To: OHIO-BIRDS@listserv.miamioh.edu


Thanks to the many folks who have been reporting on nighthawk movements.
I hope more reports of migration and breeding will be shared with
others. I checked with the Birds of North America text, where it is
admitted that "relatively little is known about this bird.*
Most Ohioans see few nighthawks in spring: it seems flocks seen are
small, often passing quite high up, and unwilling to linger. The fall
migration is another phenomenon entirely, when flocks in four figures
have often been recorded, even though they are not so often seen in
recent years. These flocks apparently depend on insects--queen ants,
caddisflies, moths, true bugs--preferred (one stomach examined had 2175
flying ants but also 500 mosquitoes [BNA]).
It seems universally acknowledged that these birds less often nest in
Ohio, which any careful observer over a few decades old can confirm. As
for the fall migration we're now seeing, their numbers are declining--I
cited some Columbus numbers in my post a few days ago, and other
locations report similar losses.
I couldn't find certain basic information about the fall migration.
Do
these birds migrate over the water of the Great Lakes, or do they work
the shorelines? One record involved 16,496 seen in one spot along the
shoreline in Minnesota; perhaps the migrant hordes eschew open lake
waters and prefer shorelines, as well as inland lakes and rivers. Are
boaters well offshore seeing lots of nighthawks these days? Another way
to ask the question might be "where are the bugs?"
These are fascinating birds, and their gradual disappearance is
another
bummer.
Bill Whan
Columbus


*As for "the Birds of North America." this valuable but expensive text
can be found in most good libraries, but it is often improved via new
research and discoveries available only on the electronic version. Good
libraries will provide internet access to the latest version of BNA
accounts. Check with your library.

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Subject: Ohio Birds Record Committee?
Date: Tue Aug 30 2016 10:36 am
From: jcefus AT gmail.com
 
I'm not sure if this is tongue in cheek, but from what I understand the evidence was pointing toward a possible hybrid, which would be even more remarkable even though it's not "listable".  I was there the same day as several other Ohio birders took the ferry to see it.  I spent quite a bit of time looking at it with Kenn and Kim, as well as others.  I got great photos.  I believe Kenn got a recording of its interesting "song".  I do recall it responded to the Couch's song.  I also believe that Tom Bartlett was able to collect a feather that was submitted for DNA analysis, but I've not heard of any results from that.  The last time I inquired it was in June.

Regardless of what may or may not be determined about its species, it was a fun bird to watch, although somewhat heartbreaking to know it was unlikely to ever leave the island alive.

Jon Cefus
Carroll Co.

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> On Aug 30, 2016, at 10:36 AM, Steve Jones wrote:
>
> I wonder if they have decided on the Couch's Kingbird yet. :-D
>
>> On Aug 30, 2016 10:29 AM, "Alex Eberts" wrote:
>>
>> I heard a couple of weeks ago via Vic Fazio that the OBRC has a new
>> secretary, Jack Stenger, who is finally getting the ball rolling on things.
>> The Kelp Gull was indeed accepted, and they are voting on other rarities
>> now, so I'm sure there will be an official announcement soon once they
>> clear a bit of the backlogged submissions.
>>
>> Alex Eberts
>>
>>> On Aug 30, 2016, at 9:37 AM, Jeff Harvey wrote:
>>>
>>> Does anyone know what is the status of this committee and where it is in
>> reviewing records? Did the Kelp Gull ever get accepted?
>>> Is it still necessary to send in sighting reports?
>>> An official announcement would be nice.
>>> Jeff HarveyMahoning County
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Subject: Ohio Birds Record Committee?
Date: Tue Aug 30 2016 9:37 am
From: sjlarue1 AT gmail.com
 
I wonder if they have decided on the Couch's Kingbird yet. :-D

On Aug 30, 2016 10:29 AM, "Alex Eberts" wrote:

> I heard a couple of weeks ago via Vic Fazio that the OBRC has a new
> secretary, Jack Stenger, who is finally getting the ball rolling on things.
> The Kelp Gull was indeed accepted, and they are voting on other rarities
> now, so I'm sure there will be an official announcement soon once they
> clear a bit of the backlogged submissions.
>
> Alex Eberts
>
> > On Aug 30, 2016, at 9:37 AM, Jeff Harvey wrote:
> >
> > Does anyone know what is the status of this committee and where it is in
> reviewing records? Did the Kelp Gull ever get accepted?
> > Is it still necessary to send in sighting reports?
> > An official announcement would be nice.
> > Jeff HarveyMahoning County
> >
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Subject: Ohio Birds Record Committee?
Date: Tue Aug 30 2016 9:28 am
From: aeberts33 AT gmail.com
 
I heard a couple of weeks ago via Vic Fazio that the OBRC has a new secretary, Jack Stenger, who is finally getting the ball rolling on things. The Kelp Gull was indeed accepted, and they are voting on other rarities now, so I'm sure there will be an official announcement soon once they clear a bit of the backlogged submissions. 

Alex Eberts

> On Aug 30, 2016, at 9:37 AM, Jeff Harvey wrote:
>
> Does anyone know what is the status of this committee and where it is in reviewing records? Did the Kelp Gull ever get accepted?
> Is it still necessary to send in sighting reports?
> An official announcement would be nice.
> Jeff HarveyMahoning County
>
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Subject: Ohio Birds Record Committee?
Date: Tue Aug 30 2016 8:37 am
From: piwo2005 AT sbcglobal.net
 
Does anyone know what is the status of this committee and where it is in reviewing records?  Did the Kelp Gull ever get accepted?
Is it still necessary to send in sighting reports?
An official announcement would be nice.
Jeff HarveyMahoning County

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Subject: Nighthawks - Carroll Co.
Date: Tue Aug 30 2016 5:17 am
From: jcefus AT gmail.com
 
Hello!

Last night on my commute I saw at least a dozen Common Nighthawks feeding over Sherrodsville in Carroll Co. There were several Chimney Swifts mixed in with the group as it proceeded in a S-SE direction.

Jon Cefus
Carroll Co.



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Subject: martinRoosts in CentralOhio?
Date: Tue Aug 30 2016 4:47 am
From: robthorn AT earthlink.net
 
At two different areas this weekend near Columbus I noticed late afternoon groups of Purple Martins.  At Big Island on Saturday, a group of us saw a flock of 25-30 swirling over the marsh around 3:30, while on Sunday I had 12+ around Arrowhead Marsh at Pickerington Ponds.  Recalling how marshes northeast of us (Presque Isle, Nimisila Lake) have huge roosts, is it possible that our man-made marshes have reached a point to be attractive to these birds?  Has anyone else noted martin flocks around central Ohio wetlands the past few weeks?

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Subject: Baypoint Sandbar/Indian Lake Shorebird Chasing
Date: Tue Aug 30 2016 4:34 am
From: sjlarue1 AT gmail.com
 
Sorry for late report...way to tired last night to put a coherent sentence
together...

I took off with Kurt Wray and Jay Lehman to check on the Piping Plover and
Red Knots on Baypoint Sandbar. They were all still there along with around
40-50 Sanderlings a Couple of Ruddy Turnstones, a few Least and
Semipalmated Sandpipers, a couple Semipalmated Plovers and a SB Dowitcher.
A raft of Caspian Terns made for interesting photography. Carrot Beaks were
everywhere. :-D

I then headed towards Indian Lake...the long way around. Went up along the
coast towards Magee Marsh to see if anything was working the mudflats and
coastline...not much.

Turning South, I went to Findlay Reservoir to try to find a Buffy
Sandpiper...to no avail.

Then following up on a Facebook Post, I went to Indian Lake to see if a
Stilted Sandpiper was still there, it and two Sanderlings, one Semipalmated
Plover, and 4 Leasts were mixing it up with about 400 Ring-billed Gulls, 2
Herring Gulls, 10 Caspian Terns and a Forster's Tern.

I posted a pic of the Red Knot on the Birding Ohio Facebook page...will
post more when I can stay awake longer. :-D

Happy Birding and God bless,

Steve J.

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Subject: Wilderness Rd peat pits, Wayne Co.
Date: Mon Aug 29 2016 20:40 pm
From: rowe926 AT gmail.com
 
I was at Wilderness Road peat pits from 7:15 - 8:15 tonight. There is a
little more water there with the recent rains, which really helps. I
spotted nine species of shorebirds, plus one sora rail working along the
edge. Shorebird species and approximate counts were:

Am. golden plover 5
Killdeer 10
Greater yellowlegs 8
Lesser yellowlegs 4
Spotted sandpiper 4
Sanderling 1
Western sandpiper 1
Least sandpiper 3
Pectoral sandpiper 10

I saw the sanderling and western sandpiper very well and am quite sure of
the ID. Randy Rowe, Wooster

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Subject: Thanks for eBirding
Date: Mon Aug 29 2016 20:04 pm
From: mmvalencic AT roadrunner.com
 
Thanks to all of you who have posted your Common Nighthawk sightings on
eBird. Yes, I realize it is not data from a well-designed study but Cornell
University can tell it is valuable to them and their worldwide study of
birds. Ultimately this benefits all of us in the birding community.



Enjoy the fall migration,



Matt Valencic

Geauga County


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Subject: Union County Turkey Vultures
Date: Mon Aug 29 2016 15:42 pm
From: mark.prinster AT scotts.com
 
Today I spotted 3 turkey vultures cooperating very nicely with one another
in what appeared to be a quest for food. They were walking side-by-side in
a freshly mowed hay field. Each was occupying their own row, walking in
unison and appearing as if they were either scouring the newly cut field
for injured or dead prey or were intent on flushing live critters from
their newly destroyed residences. Either way, this behavior is a far cry
from their usual search from above.

--
Mark Prinster,

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Subject: Blendon Woods Metro Park Columbus
Date: Mon Aug 29 2016 12:25 pm
From: bob.mcn AT sbcglobal.net
 
Wonderful day with lots of warblers
Golden winged warbler (female) Upper section of Brookside trail
Cerulean warbler (male) Parking lot area of nature center
Magnolia warblers (10+)
American Redstarts (10+)
Canada warblers (5+)
Blackpoll warblers (3)
Bay breasted warblers (5+)
Black and white warblers (10+)
Blackburnian warblers (5+)
Chestnut sided warblers (10+)
Nashville warbler
Black throated blue warbler
Tennessee warbler
Common yellowthroat (heard)

Wood thrush
red eyed vireos
warbling vireo
Blue gray gnatcatcher

Nature center parking lot, lake trail, brookside trail

Bob McNulty

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Subject: Sandhills
Date: Mon Aug 29 2016 11:47 am
From: wseles AT amplex.net
 
     There are six Sandhill cranes feeding in a harvested wheat field,
along with a flock of Canada geese. They are about 3/4 mile south of the
Ottawa NWR, (south of Rt. 2) east of Stange Rd.

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Subject: SW Ohio weekend nighthawks and more
Date: Mon Aug 29 2016 10:56 am
From: 0000005e41671c14-dmarc-request AT listserv.miamioh.edu
 
I spent the weekend at Eastwood L (Metropark) in Dayton.  On Saturday 8/27 between 7:00 and 8:00 PM I saw 2 great egrets and 35 common nighthawks fly over going NE.  On Sunday 8/28 in the afternoon an osprey and 5 Caspian terns visited the lake.  On Sunday evening on the way home I saw 35+ c. nighthawks just northeast of there and another 13 nighthawks near Brighton along I-70 in Clark Co.  Craig Holt, Lowellville

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Subject: Nighthawks in Ohio
Date: Mon Aug 29 2016 9:56 am
From: billwhan AT columbus.rr.com
 
Thanks to the many folks who have been reporting on nighthawk movements.
I hope more reports of migration and breeding will be shared with
others. I checked with the Birds of North America text, where it is
admitted that "relatively little is known about this bird.*
Most Ohioans see few nighthawks in spring: it seems flocks seen are
small, often passing quite high up, and unwilling to linger. The fall
migration is another phenomenon entirely, when flocks in four figures
have often been recorded, even though they are not so often seen in
recent years. These flocks apparently depend on insects--queen ants,
caddisflies, moths, true bugs--preferred (one stomach examined had 2175
flying ants but also 500 mosquitoes [BNA]).
It seems universally acknowledged that these birds less often nest in
Ohio, which any careful observer over a few decades old can confirm. As
for the fall migration we're now seeing, their numbers are declining--I
cited some Columbus numbers in my post a few days ago, and other
locations report similar losses.
I couldn't find certain basic information about the fall migration. Do
these birds migrate over the water of the Great Lakes, or do they work
the shorelines? One record involved 16,496 seen in one spot along the
shoreline in Minnesota; perhaps the migrant hordes eschew open lake
waters and prefer shorelines, as well as inland lakes and rivers. Are
boaters well offshore seeing lots of nighthawks these days? Another way
to ask the question might be "where are the bugs?"
These are fascinating birds, and their gradual disappearance is another
bummer.
Bill Whan
Columbus


*As for "the Birds of North America." this valuable but expensive text
can be found in most good libraries, but it is often improved via new
research and discoveries available only on the electronic version. Good
libraries will provide internet access to the latest version of BNA
accounts. Check with your library.

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Subject: First Nashville Warbler of season--Geauga Co.
Date: Mon Aug 29 2016 9:39 am
From: nancy.obryan AT hotmail.com
 
I saw my first Nashville Warbler of the season this morning. I saw a Hooded Warbler twice in the last few days, but it's hard to say if they were migrating or just moving around locally.

Other migrants and possible migrants over the last few days:

Northern Flickers
Eastern Phoebes
Cedar Waxwings
Red-Eyed Vireos
An immature Orchard Oriole
Immature Baltimore Orioles
Common Yellow Throats (probably born here)

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Subject: Chimney swifts staging in Zanesville
Date: Mon Aug 29 2016 8:59 am
From: benbovas AT gmail.com
 
An somewhat more quantitative update on the Zanesville chimney swift roost
reported last week:

Last night I re-visited the site I passed during a drive-by at dusk on
August 20.

Between 8:12 and 8:32 PM (August 28) I counted 137 chimney swifts
descending into the humble chimney of the Goss Rental Center, 210 Marietta
St, near the canal and river in the southern section of downtown
Zanesville. This is a very unimpressive chimney only a story tall, maybe
twenty feet. It sits and the northeast corner of the older red brick
building of the Goss complex (consisting of several connected and
disconnected buildings and additions. I haven't researched this fully, but
I think this is probably an old, unlined, and long unused chimney, a
vestige of a former time. There is a streetlight nearby that is taller than
the chimney, and likely lights the exit/entrance with glancing light from
above.

I suspect that more than 137 birds are using this structure, and that the
flock may build as the season progresses. I probably undercounted. Others
may have entered before my arrival. I can't visit the site nightly, since
it is 12 miles from our farm, and we often have other things to do at dusk.
last night I arranged to have another reason to be in town. Other Muskingum
County birders (or nearby) may want to pitch in to monitor this interesting
site. If so, I appreciate the help. Also, I would welcome the opportunity
to enjoy this phenomenon with others of like mind. Drop me a note!

Bob Evans
Geologist, etc.
Hopewell

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Subject: Nighthawks
Date: Mon Aug 29 2016 8:11 am
From: bperkins75 AT columbus.rr.com
 
Major flight of Nighthawks last evening in Muskingum County. From 7:15 pm to 8:00 pm well over 100 were observed from Frazeysburg to Nashport and into the Dillon Wildlife Area off SR 146. They were flying quite low making for easy observation. This was the most I have seen at one time.

Brad Perkins
Nashport, Ohio
740.502.4215
Sent from my Verizon Wireless 4G LTE DROID

Betsy MacMillan wrote:

>7 nighthawks over Nordonia Middle School , Northfield OH. Summit County. 7:45pm Sunday, 8/28/16. (On ebird too).
>
>Betsy Mac.
>
>Sent from my iPad
>
>> On Aug 28, 2016, at 9:35 PM, Matthew Valenic wrote:
>>
>> The Common Nighthawk reports are really pouring in to the Listserv. Thank
>> you all for sharing.
>>
>> Just a reminder that it would be valuable if you did an eBird checklist for
>> these sightings, even if it is just "incidental". The more we document the
>> better analysis our Ornithologists can do of the species over time.
>>
>> If you would like to use eBird but don't know where to start, send me an
>> email and I will help you get going!
>>
>> Matt Valencic
>> Geauga County
>>
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: Ohio birds [mailto:OHIO-BIRDS AT LISTSERV.MIAMIOH.EDU] On Behalf Of Angel
>> Seurkamp
>> Sent: Sunday, August 28, 2016 9:28 PM
>> To: OHIO-BIRDS AT LISTSERV.MIAMIOH.EDU
>> Subject: [Ohio-birds] Nighthawks
>>
>> Sorry, this report is from Friday night. Around 6:45pm on Friday evening,
>> my kids and I were playing in our small backyard pool and glanced up to see
>> about 15-20 Nighthawks flying Southeast. There could have been more, that
>> was just the count when we noticed them and started counting.
>> Location was Shawnee, Ohio, Perry County.
>> Pretty cool, even if it does mean the end of our beloved summer.
>> Angel Seurkamp
>>
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Subject: Nighthawks in the Cuyahoga Valley...going north
Date: Mon Aug 29 2016 7:53 am
From: Ken.hikes AT hotmail.com
 
Last evening I had a total of 15 nighthawks while birding at Brookside Road Marsh and the bridge over the river at Fitzwater Road, and while driving north on Canal Road from Pleasant Valley Road to Rockside Road. All the birds were flying north. 

eBird reports entered for all.

I also had an osprey fly low overhead while birding from the bridge at Fitzwater Road.

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Subject: Nighthawks
Date: Mon Aug 29 2016 6:39 am
From: Matt_Anderson AT andersonsinc.com
 
95 Common nighthawks over Whitehouse (Lucas Co) August 28..


Sent from my iPhone

Begin forwarded message:

From: Betsy MacMillan
Date: August 29, 2016 at 7:13:45 AM EDT
To:
Subject: Re: [Ohio-birds] Nighthawks
Reply-To: Betsy MacMillan

7 nighthawks over Nordonia Middle School , Northfield OH. Summit County. 7:45pm Sunday, 8/28/16. (On ebird too).

Betsy Mac.

Sent from my iPad

On Aug 28, 2016, at 9:35 PM, Matthew Valenic wrote:

The Common Nighthawk reports are really pouring in to the Listserv. Thank
you all for sharing.

Just a reminder that it would be valuable if you did an eBird checklist for
these sightings, even if it is just "incidental". The more we document the
better analysis our Ornithologists can do of the species over time.

If you would like to use eBird but don't know where to start, send me an
email and I will help you get going!

Matt Valencic
Geauga County

-----Original Message-----
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Seurkamp
Sent: Sunday, August 28, 2016 9:28 PM
To: OHIO-BIRDS AT LISTSERV.MIAMIOH.EDU
Subject: [Ohio-birds] Nighthawks

Sorry, this report is from Friday night. Around 6:45pm on Friday evening,
my kids and I were playing in our small backyard pool and glanced up to see
about 15-20 Nighthawks flying Southeast. There could have been more, that
was just the count when we noticed them and started counting.
Location was Shawnee, Ohio, Perry County.
Pretty cool, even if it does mean the end of our beloved summer.
Angel Seurkamp

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Subject: Nighthawks
Date: Mon Aug 29 2016 6:14 am
From: betsymac5 AT gmail.com
 
7 nighthawks over Nordonia Middle School , Northfield OH.  Summit County.  7:45pm Sunday, 8/28/16.   (On ebird too).   

Betsy Mac.

Sent from my iPad

> On Aug 28, 2016, at 9:35 PM, Matthew Valenic wrote:
>
> The Common Nighthawk reports are really pouring in to the Listserv. Thank
> you all for sharing.
>
> Just a reminder that it would be valuable if you did an eBird checklist for
> these sightings, even if it is just "incidental". The more we document the
> better analysis our Ornithologists can do of the species over time.
>
> If you would like to use eBird but don't know where to start, send me an
> email and I will help you get going!
>
> Matt Valencic
> Geauga County
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Ohio birds [mailto:OHIO-BIRDS AT LISTSERV.MIAMIOH.EDU] On Behalf Of Angel
> Seurkamp
> Sent: Sunday, August 28, 2016 9:28 PM
> To: OHIO-BIRDS AT LISTSERV.MIAMIOH.EDU
> Subject: [Ohio-birds] Nighthawks
>
> Sorry, this report is from Friday night. Around 6:45pm on Friday evening,
> my kids and I were playing in our small backyard pool and glanced up to see
> about 15-20 Nighthawks flying Southeast. There could have been more, that
> was just the count when we noticed them and started counting.
> Location was Shawnee, Ohio, Perry County.
> Pretty cool, even if it does mean the end of our beloved summer.
> Angel Seurkamp
>
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Subject: 3Creeks-to-PickPonds,8-28:Egrets,swallows
Date: Mon Aug 29 2016 5:13 am
From: robthorn AT earthlink.net
 
I spent the morning checking migrant traps at these 2 parks south of Columbus, with a little success.  Water levels at both parks were rather high due to recent rains, so shorebird numbers were skimpy.  Notables included:

Great Egrets - 2-3 were at the 3-Creeks Borow Pits, Cruiser Pond, and Pick Ponds, so they're dispersing
Green Herons - 2 at Turtle Pond (3Creeks) and at Teal Pond (PickPonds) hint at a movement of this species
Shorebirds - the 3Creeks Borrow Pits had 15 Kildeer and 2 LYellowlegs, while Teal Pond had more Kildeer, another LYellowlegs, 5 Semipalmated Sprs, and 4 Least Sprs

Flycatchers - nearing Wood Pewee peak, with lots of individuals at every stop. Also had 3 Acadians and 2 Great Cresteds at locations in 3Creeks

Vireos - 2 Warbling were still around Heron Pond )3Creeks), while Red-eyed were common at many locations

Swallows - flocks of Rough-wings were at many spots,topped by 60 at the Wood Duck area of Pick Ponds. Glacier Knoll there had 12+ Purple Martins as well

Thrushes - 2 Wood Thrushes were calling around the Confluence area (3-Creeks) early

Mimids - Catbirds were abundant, with 6-8 at every stop; a Brown Thrasher was near the Borrow Pits at 3Creeks

Warblers - still skimpy, with a Northern Waterthrush at Heron Pond (3-Creeks), and Yellow & Chesnut-sided near Ellis Pond (PickPonds) along with ComYellowthroats at many locations.

Orioles - Baltimores were at many locations, though never more than 1.

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Subject: Nighthawks
Date: Sun Aug 28 2016 20:35 pm
From: mmvalencic AT roadrunner.com
 
The Common Nighthawk reports are really pouring in to the Listserv.  Thank
you all for sharing.

Just a reminder that it would be valuable if you did an eBird checklist for
these sightings, even if it is just "incidental". The more we document the
better analysis our Ornithologists can do of the species over time.

If you would like to use eBird but don't know where to start, send me an
email and I will help you get going!

Matt Valencic
Geauga County

-----Original Message-----
From: Ohio birds [mailto:OHIO-BIRDS AT LISTSERV.MIAMIOH.EDU] On Behalf Of Angel
Seurkamp
Sent: Sunday, August 28, 2016 9:28 PM
To: OHIO-BIRDS AT LISTSERV.MIAMIOH.EDU
Subject: [Ohio-birds] Nighthawks

Sorry, this report is from Friday night. Around 6:45pm on Friday evening,
my kids and I were playing in our small backyard pool and glanced up to see
about 15-20 Nighthawks flying Southeast. There could have been more, that
was just the count when we noticed them and started counting.
Location was Shawnee, Ohio, Perry County.
Pretty cool, even if it does mean the end of our beloved summer.
Angel Seurkamp

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Subject: Nighthawks
Date: Sun Aug 28 2016 20:28 pm
From: patchouli_79 AT hotmail.com
 
Sorry, this report is from Friday night.  Around 6:45pm on Friday evening, my kids and I were playing in our small backyard pool and glanced up to see about 15-20 Nighthawks flying Southeast.  There could have been more, that was just the count when we noticed them and started counting. 
Location was Shawnee, Ohio, Perry County.
Pretty cool, even if it does mean the end of our beloved summer.
Angel Seurkamp

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Subject: Darke Co. Nighthawks, etc.
Date: Sun Aug 28 2016 19:57 pm
From: aeberts33 AT gmail.com
 
I was driving back from Dayton on 35 this evening and had a flock of 11 nighthawks feeding together over a patch of trees, then within the next 5 miles or so I counted no less than 49 nighthawks feeding over agricultural fields and ponds beside the road, which made for easy counting. I agree that the storms moving through seem to be getting them up and moving. 

Alex Eberts

> On Aug 28, 2016, at 8:46 PM, Leslie Sours wrote:
>
> There were 35 Common Nighthawks in Westerville this evening, feeding low over the road. Fabulous viewing. We saw them in the distance and strung out along the road, so 35 is a very conservative count. Earlier in the day we had seen 11 at 161 and 270 near Blendon Woods.
>
> Sent from my iPad
>
>> On Aug 28, 2016, at 8:39 PM, Regina Schieltz wrote:
>>
>> This evening about 6:30, my brother and I witnessed about
>> 30 Nighthawks
>> 10 chimney swifts
>> 12 barn swallows
>> 6 Cedar Waxwings
>> 1 Pewee
>> flying overhead above his neighborhood.
>>
>> Apparently, the wind currents between storms was creating a place with
>> insects for a feeding frenzy.
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Subject: Medusa Marsh, Willow Point WA - Erie County
Date: Sun Aug 28 2016 19:51 pm
From: rowe926 AT gmail.com
 
Birded these two areas in Erie County from 3-6pm today:

*Medusa Marsh* from Barrett Rd was much drier than a week ago with far
fewer shorebirds. The best find was three buff-breasted sandpipers. There
were a dozen or so killdeer and also a few each of semipalm plover, spotted
sandpiper (1), semipalm sandpiper, least sandpiper (1), and pectoral
sandpiper.

*Willow Point WA*, in the small pond east of Willow Pt. Rd, about halfway
to the Bay, there were excellent numbers of shorebirds, including the
following and estimated numbers: killdeer (12), semipalm plover (10),
solitary sandpiper (1), semipalmated sandpiper (25), western sandpiper (1),
least sandpiper (6), pectoral sandpiper (5), stilt sandpiper (15),
short-billed dowitcher (25).

Randy Rowe, Wooster

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Subject: Darke Co. Nighthawks, etc.
Date: Sun Aug 28 2016 19:46 pm
From: lmsours AT ameritech.net
 
There were 35 Common Nighthawks in Westerville this evening, feeding low over the road.  Fabulous viewing. We saw them in the distance and strung out along the road, so 35 is a very conservative count. Earlier in the day we had seen 11 at 161 and 270 near Blendon Woods.

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> On Aug 28, 2016, at 8:39 PM, Regina Schieltz wrote:
>
> This evening about 6:30, my brother and I witnessed about
> 30 Nighthawks
> 10 chimney swifts
> 12 barn swallows
> 6 Cedar Waxwings
> 1 Pewee
> flying overhead above his neighborhood.
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> Apparently, the wind currents between storms was creating a place with
> insects for a feeding frenzy.
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Subject: Darke Co. Nighthawks, etc.
Date: Sun Aug 28 2016 19:39 pm
From: reginasch54 AT gmail.com
 
This evening about 6:30, my brother and I witnessed about
30 Nighthawks
10 chimney swifts
12 barn swallows
6 Cedar Waxwings
1 Pewee
flying overhead above his neighborhood.

Apparently, the wind currents between storms was creating a place with
insects for a feeding frenzy.

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Subject: Erie Co. Shorebirds.
Date: Sun Aug 28 2016 19:03 pm
From: jeremyxrocks AT hotmail.com
 
The western sandpipers previously reported at Willow Point were still present around 5:45pm this evening. Good assortment of other shorebirds also present.

While at Willow Point a couple of gentlemen told Sarah and I about Buff-breasted Sandpipers at Medusa Marsh. Sarah and I were unsuccessful finding an entrance into this marsh but we scoped from the side of Barrett RD into the marsh and were able to locate two buffies and a surprise Baird's Sandpiper.

V/r

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Greene Co. Ohio

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Subject: Western Sandpipers
Date: Sun Aug 28 2016 15:15 pm
From: dlinzell611 AT wowway.com
 
Dan Sanders is reporting TWO Western Sandpipers from Willow Point in Erie County this afternoon. Unfortunately I do not have any details as to exact location.

Doreene Linzell
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Subject: Wilderness Rd. Buff Breasted SP & Black Tern
Date: Sun Aug 28 2016 15:13 pm
From: c.pierce AT att.net
 
Some nice shorebird action at Wilderness Rd.

The Buffie and a juvie Black Tern were the highlights this afternoon on Wilderness Rd.
Also observed were Pectoral, Least and Stilt SP's, Am Golden Plovers,
lots of Killdeer and a flyby Merlin.

See you on the trails,

Chris Pierce

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Subject: Conneaut
Date: Sun Aug 28 2016 12:18 pm
From: busterjoy80 AT hotmail.com
 
Sandspit this morning from 7:00 - 11:00. Plover day! Black-bellied, Golden, SemiPalm and Killdeer were seen today. Never more that two at a time. Maybe as few as 2 Golden, but maybe 6.  Black-bellied as few as 2 but less than 4. Half a dozen SPs and Killdeer.  Peeps included Least, Pects, SemiSands, Sanderlings. A Stilt Sandpiper was extremely cooperative. A Least Bittern made a cameo and so did 2 Soras and Green herons. High single count of Bald Eagles was 14. 1 Boney made an appearance.  
There were A LOT of birders there today - at times pushing 20+.
Good day to all!

Buster

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Subject: Summit Co CVNP--22 Nighthawks over Blossom Music Center
Date: Sun Aug 28 2016 6:45 am
From: pcoy AT kent.edu
 
While waiting for the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra to perform four of Bach's Bradenburg Concertos last night at Blossom Music Center in the CVNP, Susan Jone, Karin Tanquist, Clyde Witt and I were treated to 22 Common Nighthawks hawking insects over the Blossom grounds. A lovely touch to an enchanting evening. 

Patrick Coy
Peninsula, OH

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Subject: Killdeer
Date: Sun Aug 28 2016 6:11 am
From: lesterpeyton AT bsbo.org
 
Hello all,

This is a few days late but after talking with a few people thought it
would be noteworthy to share.

On August 25, around 8 p.m. I observed a large concentration of Killdeer
moving from east to west at my home in Graytown, Ohio (NW Ohio ). The total
after the entire flock moved over head was 66. I have never seen that many
Killdeer on the wing at the same time. It was a really cool experience.

Lester Peyton
Outreach Director
Black Swamp Bird Observatory
419-898-4070 Ext. 206
www.bsbo.org

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Subject: Villa Angela/Wildwood Parks Cleveland 8/27 Olive-sided Flycatcher
Date: Sat Aug 27 2016 20:51 pm
From: 0000000bf2aec77c-dmarc-request AT listserv.miamioh.edu
 
 I was at Villa Angela/Wildwood Parks on the east side of Cleveland today on Lake Erie twice today.  From 8:45am to 10:30 and then again from 4:40 to 5:45pm.  In the morning it was hot and humid and very unbirdy for me.  Other than two unknown flycatchers high up in the trees in the birch/alder woods in the morning and a Great Crested Flycatcher the only other bird of interest was an Olive-sided Flycatcher in Villa Angela just left of the entrance road about 250 ft north of the Lakeshore parking lot in a group of at least five dead branches very high up  and was first seen from Wildwood down by Euclid Creek.  In the afternoon before the high winds blew in I saw one of the juvenile Black-crowned Night-Herons fly into the wetland around 4:40pm.  Wednesday I saw three juveniles late in the day.  Four were seen recently by others who go here almost daily very late in the day.  Saw a juvenile Green Heron fly into a sycamore tree on the Villa Angela Beach near mobile home park and a Black-and-White Warbler just south of the lake in the Villa Angela woods closer to the mobile home park.  This could be one of the resident warblers.  There were more Chimney Swifts today with a few Barn Swallows.
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Subject: Highbanks,8-27:flycatchers,warblers
Date: Sat Aug 27 2016 20:15 pm
From: robthorn AT earthlink.net
 
I walked the Coyote Trail at Highbanks this morning and found some modest migrant movement.  The list included:

Flycatchers - 8-9 Wood Pewees, 2 Acadian, and 1 Willow Flycatcher
Vireos - 6 Red-eyed, including 3 singing birds
Swallows - very few, with 1 Tree and 2 Barns
Thrushes - nothing but Bluebirds and Robins, and not many of either
Warblers - single Chesnut-sided, Blackburnian, and Blackpoll, all at different points along the wood edge

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Subject: Berlin Lake Reservoir Phalaropes
Date: Sat Aug 27 2016 20:03 pm
From: 000001e5802eaff0-dmarc-request AT listserv.miamioh.edu
 
This evening at Berlin Lake (Stark County) there were 3 Wilson's phaloropes, 2 white-rumped sandpipers, 1 Baird's sandpiper and a short-billed dowitcher among good numbers and variety of shorebirds.
These mudflats can be accessed off SR225 on the east end of German Church Rd.
There is a steep path going down to the mudflats but with care can be navigated. The path is about 100 ft. west of the entrance of the new Marina driveway.
Ben Morrison
Alliance



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Subject: View from the 5th Floor
Date: Sat Aug 27 2016 19:53 pm
From: justachild AT hotmail.com
 



I don't know what happened to my resident Common Nighthawk (here in Berea, Cuyahoga County) as I have not heard a peenz since August 19th. But last evening I heard one thinking at first it was my buddy. A quick look out the window and I got a closer than usual quick glimpse before he was out of sight. Not really expecting to see him return as often he spends time over the McDonald's further west (my window looks south and the west is blocked). I prepared my camera anyway and positioned myself by the open window and watched awhile as the swifts zoomed around. Next thing I see one, no two, no four, wait there must be at least eight Common Nighthawks zooming back and forth feeding in the apartment courtyard. Almost too close for my 400mm lens. Within 20 minutes of their feeding frenzy I shot 150 images trying to follow and focus. While the light was dimming I increased the ISO and hoped.
The last 7 photos in this album of 12 are from Friday evening. This link will take you to my favorite:
https://fowlman1954.smugmug.co.../Species-of-Creation/Bird-Species/Swallows-Swifts/Goatsuckers-Nightjars-Nighthaw/Nighthawks/i-m5K4MKs" rel="nofollow">https://fowlman1954.smugmug.co...
Good summer birding!
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Subject: Common Nighthawks
Date: Sat Aug 27 2016 19:04 pm
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At Stow Silver Springs Park (Bow Wow Beach), saw 1 nighhawk last evening, at least a dozen tonight right before a storm blew thru.  Also a few barn swallows and quite a few chimney swifts.  Heard killdeer.

Ken Thompson
Silver Lake, OH

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Subject: Shaker Lakes?
Date: Sat Aug 27 2016 17:20 pm
From: gapte3 AT gmail.com
 
I've been going about once a week this summer. Both the Horseshoe Lake and
Lower Lake mudflats usually have at least some peeps on them, but this year
all I've seen are Spotted, Solitary, Lesser Yellowlegs, and Killdeer. Even
the Killdeer seem to have vanished recently...We may as well just start
looking for warblers already.

Good birding,

Gautam Apte

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> I know some birders here visit Shake Lakes. I was wondering if anyone
> stopped by there lately. There aren't any recent eBird reports. There are
> usually some mudflats on Horseshoe Lake and Lower Shaker Lake when the
> water level is down. I was also asking because I saw a lot of Green-Winged
> Teals at Sandy Ridge a couple of days ago. I used to enjoy seeing these and
> other ducks at Shaker Lakes/Horseshoe Lake. Although these ducks are not
> rare birds, they are beautiful.
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Subject: Mosquito lake
Date: Sat Aug 27 2016 14:03 pm
From: Donna_Kuhn AT juno.com
 

Ibis and Marbled Godwit continue. Black-bellied Plover, Stilt Sandpiper & Sandhill Cranes.
Donna Kuhn

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Subject: Summit Co--CVNP Kendall Lake warblers and vireos
Date: Sat Aug 27 2016 11:34 am
From: pcoy AT kent.edu
 
A steamy, early morning bird hike with Karin Tanquist on the Cross-country and the Lake trails at Kendall Lake in the CVNP yielded 40 species. Some nice migrants were among five species of warblers, four species of vireos, and a somewhat early Ruby-crowned Kinglet. Highlights below.

Black-and-white Warbler--1
Tennessee Warbler--1
Blackburnian Warbler--3
Yellow Warbler--1
Chestnut-sided Warbler--1
Yellow-throated Vireo--1
Blue-headed Vireo--1
Warbling Vireo--3
Red-eyed Vireo--4

Patrick Coy
Peninsula, OH

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Subject: Hamilton Co.
Date: Sat Aug 27 2016 11:19 am
From: gnatcatcher AT gmail.com
 
Hi, I'm a Virginia birder who will be out in Cincinnati in two weeks.
Looking for someone who I can ask questions about the birding spots in
the county. Please contact me off list if you are willing to oblige!

Thanks,
Russ Taylor

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Subject: Shaker Lakes?
Date: Sat Aug 27 2016 10:44 am
From: ken.hikes AT hotmail.com
 
I know some birders here visit Shake Lakes. I was wondering if anyone stopped by there lately. There aren't any recent eBird reports. There are usually some mudflats on Horseshoe Lake and Lower Shaker Lake when the water level is down. I was also asking because I saw a lot of Green-Winged Teals at Sandy Ridge a couple of days ago. I used to enjoy seeing these and other ducks at Shaker Lakes/Horseshoe Lake. Although these ducks are not rare birds, they are beautiful.

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Subject: Baird's Sandpiper
Date: Sat Aug 27 2016 9:45 am
From: dlinzell611 AT gmail.com
 
Dan and I made a very quick trip to the north end of Hoover Reservoir
(Columbus area) to follow up on a report of two Baird's Sandpipers. We
walked out the boardwalk and found one almost immediately. There is some
shorebird habitat there which can also be seen from Area N.

Due to time constraints, we did not take the time to see what else was
present. We will be returning in a few days to check things out.

Doreene Linzell
Dan Sanders

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Subject: Conneaut
Date: Sat Aug 27 2016 9:39 am
From: Donna_Kuhn AT juno.com
 
Baird's Sandpiper, Stilt Sandpiper seen  by Columbus Avids; 2 American Golden-plovers were initially present but flew out over the lake and have not returned.

Donna Kuhn

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Subject: Geauga County LaDue Reservoir - Little Blue Heron
Date: Sat Aug 27 2016 8:55 am
From: jamnsmm AT gmail.com
 
The Little Blue Heron is still in attendance at the Geauga County LaDue
Reservoir. On the small island with the Double Crested Cormorants along
Valley road. 1/2 mile from the boat ramp.

Jim Martin / Twinsburg

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