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16 Apr: @ 21:07:07 Re: Sora, Va Rail, Wil Snipe, Pine War-Cvnp [KimbaJ]
16 Apr: @ 21:06:00  Fwd: [Ohio-birds] Sora, Va Rail, Wil Snipe, Pine War-Cvnp [Fred & Cheryl Dinkelbach]
16 Apr: @ 18:47:03  Chimney swift [Janice Emrick]
16 Apr: @ 18:26:32  Blacklick Metro Park Columbus [Bob and Elaine McNulty]
16 Apr: @ 16:07:45  Clinton County Bald Eagle [Ed & Linda Roush]
16 Apr: @ 15:58:23  Worm-eating Warbler, Highbanks Metropark (Columbus) [John Kuenzli]
16 Apr: @ 15:46:13 Re: Scissor-tailed NO [mary warrren]
16 Apr: @ 15:42:07  Area N Hoover Nature Preserve, Galena [Charles Bombaci]
16 Apr: @ 13:53:00  Surf Scoter pics. [Steve Jones]
16 Apr: @ 12:23:18  Sora, Va Rail, Wil Snipe, Pine War-Cvnp [sandra griffiths]
16 Apr: @ 10:49:07  Scissor-tailed NO [jen brumfield]
16 Apr: @ 07:18:36 Re: OHIO-BIRDS Digest - 14 Apr 2014 to 15 Apr 2014 (#2014-106) [Barbara kaplan]
15 Apr: @ 21:27:47  Darke Co. Birds- Least Sandpipers, etc. [Regina Schieltz]
15 Apr: @ 19:58:16  Eurasian Wigeon continues at Frohring Meadows (near Chagrin Falls in Geauga County) [Matt Valencic]
15 Apr: @ 19:40:49  Conneaut Harbor [Chris Swan]
15 Apr: @ 19:16:22  not a sighting - OOS conference registration deadline [Julie Davis]
15 Apr: @ 14:43:00  Red-necked Grebes / Walborn Reservoir [robert lane]
15 Apr: @ 14:00:01  Surf Scoter still at Grand Lake St Marys fish hatchery [Steve Jones]
15 Apr: @ 10:28:29  Scissor-tailed Flycatcher - YES! [Doreene Linzell]
15 Apr: @ 07:31:17  e wigeon - frohring meadows - geauga co [inga schmidt]
14 Apr: @ 22:31:48  Brown thrasher - Eagle Creek SNP, Portage County [Charles Fletcher]
14 Apr: @ 22:29:24 Re: Yellow-crowned Night Heron, Bexley (Sunday) [Paul Hurtado]
14 Apr: @ 19:38:19  Eurasian Wigeon Frohring Meadows [jen brumfield]
14 Apr: @ 18:20:50 Re: Scissor-tailed flycatcher this AM? [Patty McKelvey]
14 Apr: @ 17:51:09  Virginia Rail, Pine wa, Ruby Crwn Kinglet- Cvnp [sandra griffiths]
14 Apr: @ 17:34:52  White Pelicans [Doreene Linzell]
14 Apr: @ 15:49:49  Whip-poor-will - Hocking County. [James E Fry]
14 Apr: @ 15:24:11 Re: Yellow-Crowned Night Heron [Tracy the Birder]
14 Apr: @ 14:59:26  Whip-poor-will in Meigs County [Tracy Morman]
14 Apr: @ 14:35:16 Re: Yellow-crowned Night Heron, Bexley (Sunday) [Bill Whan]
14 Apr: @ 13:08:16  Henslow's sparrow photo [Joe Faulkner]
14 Apr: @ 12:08:38  Over the weekend [Hayward Chappell]
14 Apr: @ 11:20:44  Birding Conneaut Harbor [Chris Swan]
14 Apr: @ 11:06:12  Athens County: YT Warbler and Vireo, Blue-wing Warblerand others [Heather A]
14 Apr: @ 10:46:48  Swainson's Thrush - Pickaway County [Melanie Shuter]
14 Apr: @ 09:22:50  Yellow-crowned Night Heron, Bexley (Sunday) [Paul Hurtado]
14 Apr: @ 07:12:45  Scissor-tailed flycatcher this AM? [Deb]
14 Apr: @ 07:10:09  Probable Pacific Loon Follow Up / Mahoning County [robert lane]
14 Apr: @ 06:56:31  Lorain County [Patty McKelvey]
14 Apr: @ 05:37:48  Yellow-headed Blackbird, Battelle Darby (no sightings) [Paul Gardner]
14 Apr: @ 05:04:58 No Subject [Berger, Byron]
13 Apr: @ 21:30:33 Re: bald eagle? [KimbaJ]
13 Apr: @ 21:06:16  Vinton Furnace, etc., April 13 [Robert Royse]
13 Apr: @ 20:39:16  Probable Pacific Loon / Portage~Mahoning County [robert lane]
13 Apr: @ 20:20:49  bald eagle? [Berger, Byron]
13 Apr: @ 20:18:11 Re: Killdeer Plains, Wyandot County [Berger, Byron]
13 Apr: @ 19:53:39  Columbus Audubon April 22 monthly program - Jim McCormac [Darlene Sillick]
13 Apr: @ 19:39:21  Yellow-headed Blackbird, Batelle-Darby Metropark, Franklin Co. [Paul Gardner]
13 Apr: @ 19:18:02  Killdeer Plains, Wyandot County [Charles Bombaci]
13 Apr: @ 19:14:07  Wildwood Park, Cleveland 4/13 [Laura Madden]





Subject: Sora, Va Rail, Wil Snipe, Pine War-Cvnp
Date: Wed Apr 16 2014 21:07 pm
From: justshakingthrough AT yahoo.com
 
where about's were these fine shorebirds? might have o go snipe hunting. I am jealous of that Wilson

-Kimba J
Summit






________________________________
From: sandra griffiths
To: OHIO-BIRDS AT LISTSERV.MIAMIOH.EDU
Sent: Wednesday, April 16, 2014 1:21 PM
Subject: [Ohio-birds] Sora, Va Rail, Wil Snipe, Pine War-Cvnp


A heads up call from Jon Cefus that the rail and sora were visible at
Beaver marsh was made even cooler by a wilsons snipe! Never seen a snipe
there how cool is that! Pine warblers, yellow rump and blue gray
gnatcatcher-with a sapsucker, made it a pretty cool morning for the
Sponsellars and myself. Thanx Jon!
Sandra
Summit

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Subject: Sora, Va Rail, Wil Snipe, Pine War-Cvnp
Date: Wed Apr 16 2014 21:06 pm
From: fredcheryld AT windstream.net
 
We went to the Ira Road marsh in the CVNP right before dusk tonight, an osprey was circling over the spot, watched two Virginias forage and glimpsed a Sora farther out. Missed the snipe but heard a Rusty BB in the distance.

Fred & Cheryl Dinkelbach

Sent from my iPad

Begin forwarded message:

> From: sandra griffiths
> Date: April 16, 2014 at 1:21:14 PM EDT
> To: OHIO-BIRDS AT LISTSERV.MIAMIOH.EDU
> Subject: [Ohio-birds] Sora, Va Rail, Wil Snipe, Pine War-Cvnp
> Reply-To: sandra griffiths
>
> A heads up call from Jon Cefus that the rail and sora were visible at
> Beaver marsh was made even cooler by a wilsons snipe! Never seen a snipe
> there how cool is that! Pine warblers, yellow rump and blue gray
> gnatcatcher-with a sapsucker, made it a pretty cool morning for the
> Sponsellars and myself. Thanx Jon!
> Sandra
> Summit
>
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Subject: Chimney swift
Date: Wed Apr 16 2014 18:47 pm
From: emricksj AT gmail.com
 
I birded today in Harrison and Belmont Counties.  Had a FOY chimney swift
in Egypt Valley, as well as rough-winged swallows.

Janice Emrick

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Subject: Blacklick Metro Park Columbus
Date: Wed Apr 16 2014 18:26 pm
From: bob.mcn AT sbcglobal.net
 
Came across a large mixed flock of blackbirds on the Maple trail with 
grackles being the highest number
brewer's blackbird (1 male)
rusty blackbird (6)
red winged blackbird
Red shouldered hawk
yellow throated warbler
hermit thrush ( 14)
swamp sparrow
white throated sparrow
yellow bellied sapsucker
ruby crowned kinglet
hooded warbler (heard)
barred owl (one at beech-maple junction and one near the connector trail to
nature center)

Blendon Woods (afternoon)
white eyed vireo (heard)
hermit thrush
yellow rumped warbler
ruby crowned kinglet

Woodside Green
winter wren
hermit thrush

Bob and Elaine McNulty

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Subject: Clinton County Bald Eagle
Date: Wed Apr 16 2014 16:07 pm
From: ecroush1 AT frontier.com
 
At 11:00 this morning, an adult Bald Eagle flew low over the eastern edge of Wilmington from the northeast to the southwest. Heading for Lake Cowan, maybe.

Ed Roush
Wilmington


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Subject: Worm-eating Warbler, Highbanks Metropark (Columbus)
Date: Wed Apr 16 2014 15:58 pm
From: john.kuenzli AT gmail.com
 
I'm at Highbanks Metropark right now (rt. 23 north of Columbus)  and am
currently watching a quiet and early WORM-EATING WARBLER work the
underbrush just off the muddy footpath to the right of the nature center.
I'm trying to photograph it, but have so far failed...

Good birding,

John Kuenzli


--
John Kuenzli
Columbus, OH

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Subject: Scissor-tailed NO
Date: Wed Apr 16 2014 15:46 pm
From: windbird AT bex.net
 
I just got back from Sheldon Marsh and we had no luck locating the bird
either.
Mary Warren

-----Original Message-----
From: jen brumfield
Sent: Wednesday, April 16, 2014 11:48 AM
To: OHIO-BIRDS AT LISTSERV.MIAMIOH.EDU
Subject: [Ohio-birds] Scissor-tailed NO

Dan G reports that he could not find Scissor-tailed Flycatcher this morning
(Wed) at Sawmill Creek golf course


JB
CLE, OH
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Subject: Area N Hoover Nature Preserve, Galena
Date: Wed Apr 16 2014 15:42 pm
From: cbombaci AT att.net
 
During the past week we had several nights of strong winds so I decided to check my nest boxes for any damage before the Prothonotary Warblers arrive. The boxes fared well with no new damage. A side bonus for the visit to Area N in Galena, Delaware County was a nice show by the first wave of warblers, several of which stay and nest. Along with the Yellow-rumped Warblers that are now in their nicest colors were Northern Parula, Yellow-throated and Pine Warblers. All were in breeding plumage and had on their Sunday best. I pished and a Yellow-throated Warbler flitted in so close I could almost kiss it on his bill. A very beautiful bird. Several other Yellow-throated warblers also came in to within 5 feet of us as did a couple of Northern Parula. Blue-gray Gnatcatchers are back and were feeding along Big Walnut Creek where there were plenty of insects. The creek had Wood Ducks and Blue-winged Teal swimming along the shore and in the flooded edge areas. On
the way out we spotted a Broad-winged Hawk perched along Dustin Road. Using the car as a blind we were able to get marvelous views of the hawk.

Charlie Bombaci

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Subject: Surf Scoter pics.
Date: Wed Apr 16 2014 13:53 pm
From: sjlarue1 AT gmail.com
 
I was able to get some pics of the Surf Scoter over at the Fish Hatchery.
The only thing that I found odd about him, is that all the pictures I see
the males have a white patch on the face. This one did not....wondering if
it was some sort of hybrid.

I also was able to get some pics of Longspurs in breeding plumage over on
Washburn Rd near Killdeer Plains Pond 27

Here is link to blog post. (there is also a link in the post to my trip to
Arizona if anyone is interested) :

http://www.sjlarue.com/blog/20...

Happy Birding, and God Bless

Steve J.

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Subject: Sora, Va Rail, Wil Snipe, Pine War-Cvnp
Date: Wed Apr 16 2014 12:23 pm
From: stgriffiths2 AT gmail.com
 
A heads up call from Jon Cefus that the rail and sora were visible at
Beaver marsh was made even cooler by a wilsons snipe! Never seen a snipe
there how cool is that! Pine warblers, yellow rump and blue gray
gnatcatcher-with a sapsucker, made it a pretty cool morning for the
Sponsellars and myself. Thanx Jon!
Sandra
Summit

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Subject: Scissor-tailed NO
Date: Wed Apr 16 2014 10:49 am
From: elfin_skimmer AT hotmail.com
 
Dan G reports that he could not find Scissor-tailed Flycatcher this morning (Wed) at Sawmill Creek golf course 


JB
CLE, OH
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Subject: OHIO-BIRDS Digest - 14 Apr 2014 to 15 Apr 2014 (#2014-106)
Date: Wed Apr 16 2014 7:18 am
From: mousewd AT aol.com
 
Yesterday, April 15 a yellow throated warbler was visiting my peanut feeder. I'm assuming my peanuts were a little on the buggy side. Still a great spring bird for a snowy day. 

Barb Kaplan
Peninsula

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> On Apr 16, 2014, at 12:03 AM, OHIO-BIRDS automatic digest system wrote:
>
> There are 8 messages totalling 250 lines in this issue.
>
> Topics of the day:
>
> 1. e wigeon - frohring meadows - geauga co
> 2. Scissor-tailed Flycatcher - YES!
> 3. Surf Scoter still at Grand Lake St Marys fish hatchery
> 4. Red-necked Grebes / Walborn Reservoir
> 5. not a sighting - OOS conference registration deadline
> 6. Conneaut Harbor
> 7. Eurasian Wigeon continues at Frohring Meadows (near Chagrin Falls in
> Geauga County)
> 8. Darke Co. Birds- Least Sandpipers, etc.
>
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>
> Date: Tue, 15 Apr 2014 08:30:37 -0400
> From: inga schmidt
> Subject: e wigeon - frohring meadows - geauga co
>
> The eurasion wigeon, found by Dick Hoopes last evening, is
> still at Frohring Meadows this morning, accompanied by a few blue
> winged teals.
>
> Lots of yellowlegs and snipe.
>
> Inga Schmidt
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> Date: Tue, 15 Apr 2014 11:28:01 -0400
> From: Doreene Linzell
> Subject: Scissor-tailed Flycatcher - YES!
>
> The bird is still present! We saw it flying along the treeline between
> Sheldon Marsh and the gulf course about 11:00.
>
> Doreene Linzell
> Dan Sanders
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> Date: Tue, 15 Apr 2014 14:59:21 -0400
> From: Steve Jones
> Subject: Surf Scoter still at Grand Lake St Marys fish hatchery
>
> If anyone in the central Ohio area still needs a Surf Scoter. The one at
> the fish hatchery at Grand Lake St Marys is still there. When I left, it
> was in the third pond on the right giving great views.
>
> Happy birding and God bless.
>
> Steve J.
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> Date: Tue, 15 Apr 2014 15:42:34 -0400
> From: robert lane
> Subject: Red-necked Grebes / Walborn Reservoir
>
> This afternoon=2C Tuesday=2C from about 2:30PM to about 3:00PM=2C three Red=
> -necked Grebes were observed by us from The Marina Area off of Price Road a=
> t Walborn Reservoir in northeast Stark County. A scope is necessary. From t=
> he bluff by the picnic shelter=2C look to the south=2C to the left of the i=
> sland. Of the spattering of waterfowl also present=2C there were Northern S=
> hoveler=2C Lesser Scaup=2C Ring-necked Duck=2C Pied-billed Grebe=2C and Rud=
> dy Duck. It was cold=2C wet=2C and windy.
>
>
> Bob and Denise Lane / Mahoning County =
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> ------------------------------
>
> Date: Tue, 15 Apr 2014 20:15:46 -0400
> From: Julie Davis
> Subject: not a sighting - OOS conference registration deadline
>
> The registration for the 10th annual OOS conference at Shawnee April 25-27
> will close at midnight, Thursday April17. If you have not registered, we
> still have a few spaces left. Please go through the registration process on
> line at http://www.ohiobirds.org/site/... , BUT instead of
> mailing your form via USPS, PLEASE email to greenheron58@insight.rr.com
>
> Hope your can make it!
>
> Julie Davis
>
> OOS Board
>
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> ------------------------------
>
> Date: Tue, 15 Apr 2014 20:40:19 -0400
> From: Chris Swan
> Subject: Conneaut Harbor
>
> Another great day in Conneaut Harbor! Always seems that the crummier the we=
> ather the better the birds! Great finds tonight! https://www.flickr.com/pho=
> tos/100129144@N03/ http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=3DS17911108
> =20
> Happy birding all!
> Chris Swan
> =
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>
> Date: Tue, 15 Apr 2014 20:57:33 -0400
> From: Matt Valencic
> Subject: Eurasian Wigeon continues at Frohring Meadows (near Chagrin Falls in Geauga County)
>
> Still there as of 3:30pm today (4-15-14). Has been seen at both the new
> wetland (SW from the picnic pavilion) and what has become known as the 'rail
> wetland' (NW from the pavilion).
>
>
>
> Bring a scope and keep as much distance as you can for good views. This
> duck is nervous and takes flight easily.
>
>
>
> Hope everyone gets to see it,
>
>
>
> Matt Valencic
>
> Geauga County
>
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>
> Date: Tue, 15 Apr 2014 22:27:25 -0400
> From: Regina Schieltz
> Subject: Darke Co. Birds- Least Sandpipers, etc.
>
> Just a few sightings from the last couple of days
> All of these are from flooded fields around the county.
>
> Just north of Versailles on Hager Road on Sunday evening
> about 75 pectorals, 3 Bonaparte's gulls, one Scaup and 2 blue-wing teal
>
> Today north of Greenville on St. Rt. 118 and Hillgrove-Woodington Road
> about 90 Pectorals, 12 least Sandpipers
>
> Today at Elroy, which is west of Ansonia
>
> 5 Am. pipits
> 10 greater yellowlegs
> 12 lesser yellowlegs
> about 30 pectorals
>
>
> Pectorals were found a few other places nearby.
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Subject: Darke Co. Birds- Least Sandpipers, etc.
Date: Tue Apr 15 2014 21:27 pm
From: reginasch54 AT gmail.com
 
Just a few sightings from the last couple of days
All of these are from flooded fields around the county.

Just north of Versailles on Hager Road on Sunday evening
about 75 pectorals, 3 Bonaparte's gulls, one Scaup and 2 blue-wing teal

Today north of Greenville on St. Rt. 118 and Hillgrove-Woodington Road
about 90 Pectorals, 12 least Sandpipers

Today at Elroy, which is west of Ansonia

5 Am. pipits
10 greater yellowlegs
12 lesser yellowlegs
about 30 pectorals


Pectorals were found a few other places nearby.

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Subject: Eurasian Wigeon continues at Frohring Meadows (near Chagrin Falls in Geauga County)
Date: Tue Apr 15 2014 19:58 pm
From: mmvalencic AT roadrunner.com
 
Still there as of 3:30pm today (4-15-14).  Has been seen at both  the new
wetland (SW from the picnic pavilion) and what has become known as the 'rail
wetland' (NW from the pavilion).



Bring a scope and keep as much distance as you can for good views. This
duck is nervous and takes flight easily.



Hope everyone gets to see it,



Matt Valencic

Geauga County


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Subject: Conneaut Harbor
Date: Tue Apr 15 2014 19:40 pm
From: swan.1 AT live.com
 
Another great day in Conneaut Harbor! Always seems that the crummier the weather the better the birds! Great finds tonight! https://www.flickr.com/photos/... http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S17911108

Happy birding all!
Chris Swan

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Subject: not a sighting - OOS conference registration deadline
Date: Tue Apr 15 2014 19:16 pm
From: greenheron58 AT insight.rr.com
 
The registration for the 10th annual OOS conference at Shawnee April 25-27
will close at midnight, Thursday April17. If you have not registered, we
still have a few spaces left. Please go through the registration process on
line at http://www.ohiobirds.org/site/... , BUT instead of
mailing your form via USPS, PLEASE email to greenheron58@insight.rr.com

Hope your can make it!

Julie Davis

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Subject: Red-necked Grebes / Walborn Reservoir
Date: Tue Apr 15 2014 14:43 pm
From: ohiomagpie AT hotmail.com
 
This afternoon, Tuesday, from about 2:30PM to about 3:00PM, three Red-necked Grebes were observed by us from The Marina Area off of Price Road at Walborn Reservoir in northeast Stark County. A scope is necessary. From the bluff by the picnic shelter, look to the south, to the left of the island. Of the spattering of waterfowl also present, there were Northern Shoveler, Lesser Scaup, Ring-necked Duck, Pied-billed Grebe, and Ruddy Duck. It was cold, wet, and windy.


Bob and Denise Lane / Mahoning County
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Subject: Surf Scoter still at Grand Lake St Marys fish hatchery
Date: Tue Apr 15 2014 14:00 pm
From: sjlarue1 AT gmail.com
 
If anyone in the central Ohio area still needs a Surf Scoter.  The one at
the fish hatchery at Grand Lake St Marys is still there. When I left, it
was in the third pond on the right giving great views.

Happy birding and God bless.

Steve J.

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Subject: Scissor-tailed Flycatcher - YES!
Date: Tue Apr 15 2014 10:28 am
From: dlinzell611 AT gmail.com
 
The bird is still present! We saw it flying along the treeline between
Sheldon Marsh and the gulf course about 11:00.

Doreene Linzell
Dan Sanders

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Subject: e wigeon - frohring meadows - geauga co
Date: Tue Apr 15 2014 7:31 am
From: ingais AT earthlink.net
 
The eurasion wigeon, found by Dick Hoopes last evening, is
still at Frohring Meadows this morning, accompanied by a few blue
winged teals.

Lots of yellowlegs and snipe.

Inga Schmidt

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Subject: Brown thrasher - Eagle Creek SNP, Portage County
Date: Mon Apr 14 2014 22:31 pm
From: cf6613 AT att.net
 
A brown thrasher in a tree near the entrance joined the northern leopard frogs in regaling us with music for several hours this afternoon.

Charles Fletcher

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Subject: Yellow-crowned Night Heron, Bexley (Sunday)
Date: Mon Apr 14 2014 22:29 pm
From: paul.j.hurtado AT gmail.com
 
I received a few requests for directions and viewing advice for the Bexley
YCNH nest site, so I thought I should reply to the list.

For directions to 211 Preston Rd, see the "map" link at the top of the
ebird checklist below, which takes you to a google map you can use to get
directions. Also note the nearby side streets on the map, Dale Ave in
particular.

http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S17882714

The nest is in a tall sycamore at 211 Preston, just south of and across the
street from Dale Ave. Best views are from just NORTH of Dale Ave or farther
south of the nest -- far enough from the nest that you can see on top of
it. A scope is useful, but not necessary.

The bird may roost elsewhere and if we're lucky enough to have them nest
here again this year, they should be around for a few months! So no rush
;-)

I highly recommend viewing from your vehicle or a safe distance away so as
to minimize disturbing the bird(s).

Lastly, please respect the residents on Preston Rd and let them know why
you're there if they seem interested. Sharing a look through your optics,
and/or cracking open a field guide for the locals is highly encouraged!
:-) Like it or not, you are an ambassador for the rest of us when you
interact with them as a birder. Might as well make the best of it ;-)

Good Birding,
Paul Hurtado

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Subject: Eurasian Wigeon Frohring Meadows
Date: Mon Apr 14 2014 19:38 pm
From: elfin_skimmer AT hotmail.com
 
Forwarded sighting from Wes Hatch: Dick Hoopes found a Eurasian Wigeon today at Frohring Meadows, Geauga County. All the info at this time 


JB
CLE, OH
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Subject: Scissor-tailed flycatcher this AM?
Date: Mon Apr 14 2014 18:20 pm
From: pambirds AT hotmail.com
 
My husband & I relocated the Scissor-tailed at approx 6pm today, inside Sawmill Creek, in between rains. Beautiful bird and lifer for us.

Patty McKelvey
Sent from my iPhone
Please excuse typos - I'm a typist not a tappist.

> On Apr 14, 2014, at 8:12 AM, "Deb" wrote:
>
> Any sightings? I have a window late AM/early afternoon that I could zip out to Sheldon's marsh.
>
> Thanks!
>
> Deborah Smith
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Subject: Virginia Rail, Pine wa, Ruby Crwn Kinglet- Cvnp
Date: Mon Apr 14 2014 17:51 pm
From: stgriffiths2 AT gmail.com
 
Today With the  Ira birders, I so loved the pine warbler at Indigo Lake and
the Ruby Cr Kinglet on the Ira tr before the rain started. But the absolute
show stopper heart throb were 2 Virginia Rail at the marsh! They came out
in full view foraging and clucking and they were gorgeous in their own
special rail way! We were ecstatic what a fun morning!

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Subject: White Pelicans
Date: Mon Apr 14 2014 17:34 pm
From: dlinzell611 AT gmail.com
 
There are presently (6:00 p.m. Mon.) 12 White Pelicans at Killdeer Plains.
They are on an island straight out from the eastern most parking area of
Pond 27.

Doreene Linzell
Dan Sanders

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Subject: Whip-poor-will - Hocking County.
Date: Mon Apr 14 2014 15:49 pm
From: jamesfry2 AT juno.com
 
Greetings,
I heard my first Whip-poor-will of the spring last night(April 13)near my
home in northwestern Hocking County. It was the earliest date since April
7. 1991 although I also heard one on April 13, 2002. Otherwise, the only
date earlier than April 7 was March 24, 1979 and my migration records go
back to 1967. If I remember correctly, that was an overflight bird on
March 24 and was sitting on a branch in Green Lawn Cemetery and was shown
to me by Todd Dawson and Mike Gibbons.
Jim Fry
Hocking County

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Subject: Yellow-Crowned Night Heron
Date: Mon Apr 14 2014 15:24 pm
From: winterfell.six AT gmail.com
 
It's good to hear that the Yellow-Crowns are still hanging in there.  This
reminds me of 2 years ago on the NW side of Columbus in the spring when I
happened to see one fly overhead while I was out walking around. Luckily I
had a camera handy or I'm not sure I would have known what I saw!

http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S12081036

It would be nice to see a larger population of these birds in town.

Tracy the Birder
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Subject: Whip-poor-will in Meigs County
Date: Mon Apr 14 2014 14:59 pm
From: appbenthos AT yahoo.com
 
Saturday evening I heard the sound I was waiting for....through the spring peepers and toads calling at full volume I had to pause and make sure. Whip-poor-will! Something stopped the peepers and I could hear it clearly. Yesterday, I had my first Prairie Warbler and this morning there was an Ovenbird singing from the woods and a White eyed Vireo out in the old field. When I got to work on the Ohio River near Racine, there is an active Osprey nest visible right across the river on the Mountaineer Power Plant grounds in New Haven, WV.

Also saw Zebra Swallowtail, Falcate Orangetip, Spring Azure and swarm of Grapevine Epimenis flitting about in the driveway this weekend.


Tracy Morman

Scipio Township
Meigs County

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Subject: Yellow-crowned Night Heron, Bexley (Sunday)
Date: Mon Apr 14 2014 14:35 pm
From: billwhan AT columbus.rr.com
 
Paul--
Thanks, that is indeed good news. Last year, a pair was observed
nest-building on 5/3, an unusually late date. Over the previous 16
years, two or three birds had appeared by the end of March or maybe the
first few days of April, with nest-building ensuing soon thereafter, so
this bird--and last year's--is weeks late in the established nesting
schedule. I did not find young birds at the site later.
We can hope that another adult will come. This is, in the world of
YCNH, an exotic northern spot known to only a few surviving members of
the clan, and hopes are all we have. They seem used to the Cooper's
hawks. Please let us know if you find signs this tradition will continue.
Bill Whan
Cols



On 4/14/2014 10:22 AM, Paul Hurtado wrote:
> I'm not sure if others have seen it/them yet, but I made an early a.m. stop
> by Preston Rd. yesterday on my way to Three Creeks, and on second pass had
> an adult at last year's nest (see checklist below for photos):
>
> http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S17882714
>
> Hopefully they set up shop again this year! If you go looking, give these
> birds a little space. I suspect these returning birds are extremely
> tolerant of human activity and the occasional parked car near the nest, but
> it is a bit early in the nesting season. A cooper's hawk was perched in a
> tree just up the block, so perhaps they too will have another season of
> nesting in the area.
>
> On my way to Three Creeks, I had 1st spring male PURPLE FINCH at Capital
> University I was lucky to hear while driving by on College
>
> http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S17866942
>
> and some early migrants at Three Creeks Metro Park Confluence area. Photos
> and full list at
>
> http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S17868663
>
> Good birding,
> Paul
>
> --
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Subject: Henslow's sparrow photo
Date: Mon Apr 14 2014 13:08 pm
From: joeinthewoods AT gmail.com
 
Visited a  property in southern Perry County yesterday, and got
some excellent photos of a Henslow's sparrow. They are posted to

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

This magnificent site had multiple Henslow's sparrows, and thanks to the
owner for inviting us to see them.

Also posted a pair Barred Owl photos, one full frontal, the other just
the top of the head as it was sitting on a nest. Needless to say, look
forward to some family portraits, as this nest is on my own property, quite
close to the house, and quite accessible.

Joe Faulkner
Somerset, Ohio
Perry County

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Subject: Over the weekend
Date: Mon Apr 14 2014 12:08 pm
From: hayward.chappell AT gmail.com
 
We have had yellow-throated warblers for over a week. Sunday- new
additions: yellow-rumped warbler, possibly a black and white striped
warbler., yellow-throated vireos and I heard my first ovenbird.

Hayward Chappell
Lawrence County

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Willow Wood, OH 45696

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Subject: Birding Conneaut Harbor
Date: Mon Apr 14 2014 11:20 am
From: swan.1 AT live.com
 
Good morning birding Conneaut Harbor before the rain hit. http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S17887558 Seen first of the year hermit thrush, ruby-crowned kinglet, and the first shorebird to the sandbar (that I have seen) a single dunlin. 

I'm hoping that one of the more experienced birders can help me with a tern ID. It's either a common or Forster's tern. https://www.flickr.com/photos/... This guy was pretty far off and flew out over the lake before I could get any closer for better pictures. Any help would be appreciated as this is a FOY for me!!!

Happy birding!
Chris Swan

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Subject: Athens County: YT Warbler and Vireo, Blue-wing Warblerand others
Date: Mon Apr 14 2014 11:06 am
From: haubke AT gmail.com
 
I think it's fair to say the rush has begun. I've had 5 new FOS birds (3 of
which were warblers) just over the weekend, and it seems like something new
turns up every day.

FOS warblers that turned up along our road in western Athens County this
weekend: Yellow-throated, Northern Parula, and brand new yesterday evening
was a Blue-winged Warbler. Also new in the neighborhood was Yellow-throated
Vireo, and White-eyed Vireo (I'm about 90% sure on that one - the song was
distant and it only sang twice, but I'm quite confident that it wasn't just
a trick of the ear; after all, there aren't too many bird songs that sound
like "Pick up the beer tab, chick!")

I also birded along the Hockhocking Adena Bikeway in Athens yesterday while
running in the annual Athens Half Marathon, and had very similar results
along the Hocking River corridor. Noteables included: YT Warbler, Louisiana
Waterthrush, N. Parula, YT Vireo, Brown Thrasher, Gnatcatchers galore,
Chipping Sparrow, N. Rough-winged Swallow, and Tree Swallow.

I also noticed over the weekend that several local (in and around Albany,
OH) Purple Martin colonies are becoming active.

We also saw 2 "just passing through" migrants on our property this weekend:
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker (one each male and female, both seen on separate
days) and a Ruby-crowned Kinglet who was giving the now resident
Gnatcatchers a run for their money in the chattiness department.

Looking forward to welcoming more new birds as the weeks progress.

Good birding!

Heather Aubke
Albany (Athens Co.)

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Subject: Swainson's Thrush - Pickaway County
Date: Mon Apr 14 2014 10:46 am
From: mbshuter AT gmail.com
 
My first Swainson's Thrush of the year showed up in my backyard this
morning.

Melanie Shuter
Circleville, OH
Pickaway County

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Subject: Yellow-crowned Night Heron, Bexley (Sunday)
Date: Mon Apr 14 2014 9:22 am
From: paul.j.hurtado AT gmail.com
 
I'm not sure if others have seen it/them yet, but I made an early a.m. stop
by Preston Rd. yesterday on my way to Three Creeks, and on second pass had
an adult at last year's nest (see checklist below for photos):

http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S17882714

Hopefully they set up shop again this year! If you go looking, give these
birds a little space. I suspect these returning birds are extremely
tolerant of human activity and the occasional parked car near the nest, but
it is a bit early in the nesting season. A cooper's hawk was perched in a
tree just up the block, so perhaps they too will have another season of
nesting in the area.

On my way to Three Creeks, I had 1st spring male PURPLE FINCH at Capital
University I was lucky to hear while driving by on College

http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S17866942

and some early migrants at Three Creeks Metro Park Confluence area. Photos
and full list at

http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S17868663

Good birding,
Paul

--
Paul J. Hurtado
Postdoctoral Fellow, The Ohio State University
Mathematical Biosciences Institute, http://mbi.osu.edu/
Aquatic Ecology Laboratory, http://ael.osu.edu/

E-mail: hurtado.10@mbi.osu.edu
Webpage: http://people.mbi.ohio-state.e...

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Subject: Scissor-tailed flycatcher this AM?
Date: Mon Apr 14 2014 7:12 am
From: dsfromnj AT sbcglobal.net
 
Any sightings? I have a window late AM/early afternoon that I could zip out to Sheldon's marsh. 

Thanks!

Deborah Smith
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Subject: Probable Pacific Loon Follow Up / Mahoning County
Date: Mon Apr 14 2014 7:10 am
From: ohiomagpie AT hotmail.com
 
I visited nearby to home Berlin Lake this morning, from about 7AM to about 8AM. No loons of any type were found at the US224 Causeway Area over Berlin Lake where they were yesterday. Apparently they moved out last night. The only birds of note were an adult Lesser Black-backed Gull (photo taken), and 30+ Ruddy Ducks off the end of the public boat ramps on Bonner Road going toward the dam. The Osprey pair at the northeast corner of the US224 Causeway were busy at their tower nest. Of note, at the end of last season there were at least eight active Osprey nests to be found in the Berlin Lake Area (Mahoning, Portage, and Stark Counties).


Bob Lane / Mahoning County
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Subject: Lorain County
Date: Mon Apr 14 2014 6:56 am
From: pambirds AT hotmail.com
 
Happy to report 2 Purple Martins have returned to our gourds this morning. Enjoy hearing their calls again.

Patty McKelvey
Sent from my iPhone
Please excuse typos - I'm a typist not a tappist.
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Subject: Yellow-headed Blackbird, Battelle Darby (no sightings)
Date: Mon Apr 14 2014 5:37 am
From: godwit AT sbcglobal.net
 
My previous post reporting the yellow-headed blackbird sighting was submitted on Saturday, but did not appear on the list until a day later. Since the text does not mention the day, I wanted to emphasize it is not a Sunday sighting. To my knowledge, the bird has not been seen since Saturday morning.

Paul Gardner
Columbus, OH

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Subject:
Date: Mon Apr 14 2014 5:04 am
From: BBerger AT starkstate.edu
 
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Subject: bald eagle?
Date: Sun Apr 13 2014 21:30 pm
From: justshakingthrough AT yahoo.com
 
I do not know exactly where that is, but I do believe there is/was a nest near rt 21 



 
 


________________________________
From: "Berger, Byron"
To: OHIO-BIRDS AT LISTSERV.MIAMIOH.EDU
Sent: Sunday, April 13, 2014 9:20 PM
Subject: [Ohio-birds] bald eagle?


Does anyone know if there is a bald eagle/nest near John Glenn Park and Elton Road in Massillon?  Thanks, Byron

________________________________________
From: Berger, Byron
Sent: Sunday, April 13, 2014 9:17 PM
To: Charles Bombaci; OHIO-BIRDS AT LISTSERV.MIAMIOH.EDU
Subject: RE: [Ohio-birds] Killdeer Plains, Wyandot County

Does anyone know if there is a bald eagle/nest near John Glenn Park and
________________________________________
From: Ohio birds [OHIO-BIRDS AT LISTSERV.MIAMIOH.EDU] on behalf of Charles Bombaci [cbombaci@ATT.NET]
Sent: Sunday, April 13, 2014 8:13 PM
To: OHIO-BIRDS AT LISTSERV.MIAMIOH.EDU
Subject: [Ohio-birds] Killdeer Plains, Wyandot County

Today we took advantage of the weather and headed to
Killdeer Plains Wildlife Area in Wyandot County. The winds were gusting off and
on but it didn’t prevent us from having a day with several nice surprises.  Activity was steady and something seemed to
pop up wherever we went. The biggest surprise of the day though has to be a
Golden Eagle we observed near Pond 27. We had been watching two Bald eagles
when it flew in and landed near the Bald Eagles. Its golden tints on the head
and throat and the dark bill left no doubt as to the identification.
The ponds had much less waterfowl diversity than just a
week previous and the Upland Reservoir is currently so low that sandbars are
exposed. The fields throughout the wildlife area are wet with many large areas flooded
creating habitat for shorebirds. Shorebirds numbers and diversity were minimal
today but if the fields remain flooded they may soon produce both variety and
numbers.
In the flooded fields we located Greater Yellowlegs,
Lesser Yellowlegs and Pectoral Sandpipers. The best area was on the south side
of CH-68. Killdeer were seen in many areas.
Waterfowl included the usual masses of Canada Geese and
Mallards along with high numbers of Blue-winged Teal, Gadwall and lesser
numbers of American Wigeon, Northern Shoveler and Ring-necked Ducks, plus small
numbers of Green-winged Teal, Redhead, Hooded Merganser, Lesser Scaup, Wood
Duck and Ruddy Ducks.
Trumpeter Swans were at Pond 27 and the wetland along
TH-108.
Many Pied-billed Grebes were at Pond 3 where they nest
most years.
American Coot were so common as to be almost a nuisance
species
Birds of prey included a few Northern Harriers,
Red-tailed Hawks and American Kestrels in addition to the Bald Eagles and the
Golden Eagle.
We had a male Ring-necked Pheasant display for us a mere
6 feet from the car. He was resplendent in his spring suit and the red of his
facial patches were as vivid as I have ever seen on any of his species.
Along TH-108 near CH-77 a flock of Wild Turkey was spread
along the road edge and a couple was in mid road and waited until the last
moment to get out of our way.
Tree and Barn Swallows are back in good numbers.
Red-winged Blackbirds were everywhere and flashing their
red shoulder patches. A close look at the various flocks was rewarded by the
discovery of a group of Rusty Blackbirds along the swampy western side of
TH-108.
Throw in the usual common suspects and we totaled 60 species.
Charlie
Bombaci

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Subject: Vinton Furnace, etc., April 13
Date: Sun Apr 13 2014 21:06 pm
From: rroyse AT sprynet.com
 
I headed south again today to Vinton County.

Henslow's Sparrows are back in full force on Rt. 93 at the top of the hill N of Rt. 56. Grasshopper Sparrows arrive later and weren't yet present.

Since it was heavily overcast early this morning I headed directly to Vinton Furnace to start the day. The warbler tally in state forest land from the loop starting on Sam Russell Road as well as the short section of Stone Quarry Road in the north is :

Ovenbird - 2
Louisiana - 6
Black-and-white - 23
Common Yellowthroat - 1
Yellow-throated - 12
Prairie - 8
Pine - 2

Only one migrant Yellow-rumped was seen. While Blue-gray Gnatcatchers were abundant and widespread, migrating kinglets of both species which were so common a few days ago weren't noted at all anywhere at Vinton Furnace or later in Zaleski.

It was the vireo tally for the day that gave the best summary of the condition of the forest there right now :

White-eyed - 13
Red-eyed - 0
Blue-headed - 0
Yellow-throated - 0

Most years in most forests find White-eyed, Yellow-throated, and the very first of the Red-eyeds arriving at the same time. The fact that lowland shrubby understory vegetation is developing on a timely schedule and large trees are barely budding if at all make this year very different.

I took a mid-day drive down some roads in the eastern part of Zaleski afterwards. Again White-eyeds were the only vireos noted. Unlike Shawnee, Zaleski doesn't seem to have a dependable population of Blue-headed Vireos that arrive in late March. I've found them in the Waterloo forest in early April on occasion in years past, a logical place for them, but not this year. At that time of day Yellow-throated Warblers were the most vocal warbler in Zaleski and were much more numerous and widespread than a few days ago. Addition warbler species noted at Zaleski only include one each of N Parula (along E Raccoon Creek), and a Black-thr. Green (along Crow Road).

Bob Royse

PS - After typing this I again feel that I must again vent my hatred of the name "Yellow-throated Warbler". Can't we all just call them Sycamore Warblers? It's just too much yellow-throated B.S. with the warblers and vireos and the common yellowthroats. It's just too much! Can't we all start a grass roots movement to rebel against the tyranny imposed upon us by the AOU?



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

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Subject: Probable Pacific Loon / Portage~Mahoning County
Date: Sun Apr 13 2014 20:39 pm
From: ohiomagpie AT hotmail.com
 
Following up on a phone call from Ben Morrison about a probable Pacific Loon at Berlin Lake in Portage County, from about 6PM to 6:40PM, today, Sunday; my wife Denise and I arrived at the US224 Causeway Area at about 7:35PM. Fortunately upon our arrival, Jeff Harvey already had the reported bird in scope view. The loon by now, had drifted from the Portage County side of the lake to the east, and the Mahoning County side of the lake. Three Common Loons were also on the lake in the general area. At one time, the smaller, darker backed, probable Pacific Loon, passed directly in front of one of the Common Loons, for a great size and color comparison. A scope was necessary for viewing. The loons were all on the north side of the causeway, a good distance out.


Bob Lane / Mahoning County
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Subject: bald eagle?
Date: Sun Apr 13 2014 20:20 pm
From: BBerger AT starkstate.edu
 
Does anyone know if there is a bald eagle/nest near John Glenn Park and Elton Road in Massillon?  Thanks, Byron

________________________________________
From: Berger, Byron
Sent: Sunday, April 13, 2014 9:17 PM
To: Charles Bombaci; OHIO-BIRDS AT LISTSERV.MIAMIOH.EDU
Subject: RE: [Ohio-birds] Killdeer Plains, Wyandot County

Does anyone know if there is a bald eagle/nest near John Glenn Park and
________________________________________
From: Ohio birds [OHIO-BIRDS AT LISTSERV.MIAMIOH.EDU] on behalf of Charles Bombaci [cbombaci@ATT.NET]
Sent: Sunday, April 13, 2014 8:13 PM
To: OHIO-BIRDS AT LISTSERV.MIAMIOH.EDU
Subject: [Ohio-birds] Killdeer Plains, Wyandot County

Today we took advantage of the weather and headed to
Killdeer Plains Wildlife Area in Wyandot County. The winds were gusting off and
on but it didnt prevent us from having a day with several nice surprises. Activity was steady and something seemed to
pop up wherever we went. The biggest surprise of the day though has to be a
Golden Eagle we observed near Pond 27. We had been watching two Bald eagles
when it flew in and landed near the Bald Eagles. Its golden tints on the head
and throat and the dark bill left no doubt as to the identification.
The ponds had much less waterfowl diversity than just a
week previous and the Upland Reservoir is currently so low that sandbars are
exposed. The fields throughout the wildlife area are wet with many large areas flooded
creating habitat for shorebirds. Shorebirds numbers and diversity were minimal
today but if the fields remain flooded they may soon produce both variety and
numbers.
In the flooded fields we located Greater Yellowlegs,
Lesser Yellowlegs and Pectoral Sandpipers. The best area was on the south side
of CH-68. Killdeer were seen in many areas.
Waterfowl included the usual masses of Canada Geese and
Mallards along with high numbers of Blue-winged Teal, Gadwall and lesser
numbers of American Wigeon, Northern Shoveler and Ring-necked Ducks, plus small
numbers of Green-winged Teal, Redhead, Hooded Merganser, Lesser Scaup, Wood
Duck and Ruddy Ducks.
Trumpeter Swans were at Pond 27 and the wetland along
TH-108.
Many Pied-billed Grebes were at Pond 3 where they nest
most years.
American Coot were so common as to be almost a nuisance
species
Birds of prey included a few Northern Harriers,
Red-tailed Hawks and American Kestrels in addition to the Bald Eagles and the
Golden Eagle.
We had a male Ring-necked Pheasant display for us a mere
6 feet from the car. He was resplendent in his spring suit and the red of his
facial patches were as vivid as I have ever seen on any of his species.
Along TH-108 near CH-77 a flock of Wild Turkey was spread
along the road edge and a couple was in mid road and waited until the last
moment to get out of our way.
Tree and Barn Swallows are back in good numbers.
Red-winged Blackbirds were everywhere and flashing their
red shoulder patches. A close look at the various flocks was rewarded by the
discovery of a group of Rusty Blackbirds along the swampy western side of
TH-108.
Throw in the usual common suspects and we totaled 60 species.
Charlie
Bombaci

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Subject: Killdeer Plains, Wyandot County
Date: Sun Apr 13 2014 20:18 pm
From: BBerger AT starkstate.edu
 
Does anyone know if there is a bald eagle/nest near John Glenn Park and 
________________________________________
From: Ohio birds [OHIO-BIRDS AT LISTSERV.MIAMIOH.EDU] on behalf of Charles Bombaci [cbombaci@ATT.NET]
Sent: Sunday, April 13, 2014 8:13 PM
To: OHIO-BIRDS AT LISTSERV.MIAMIOH.EDU
Subject: [Ohio-birds] Killdeer Plains, Wyandot County

Today we took advantage of the weather and headed to
Killdeer Plains Wildlife Area in Wyandot County. The winds were gusting off and
on but it didnt prevent us from having a day with several nice surprises. Activity was steady and something seemed to
pop up wherever we went. The biggest surprise of the day though has to be a
Golden Eagle we observed near Pond 27. We had been watching two Bald eagles
when it flew in and landed near the Bald Eagles. Its golden tints on the head
and throat and the dark bill left no doubt as to the identification.
The ponds had much less waterfowl diversity than just a
week previous and the Upland Reservoir is currently so low that sandbars are
exposed. The fields throughout the wildlife area are wet with many large areas flooded
creating habitat for shorebirds. Shorebirds numbers and diversity were minimal
today but if the fields remain flooded they may soon produce both variety and
numbers.
In the flooded fields we located Greater Yellowlegs,
Lesser Yellowlegs and Pectoral Sandpipers. The best area was on the south side
of CH-68. Killdeer were seen in many areas.
Waterfowl included the usual masses of Canada Geese and
Mallards along with high numbers of Blue-winged Teal, Gadwall and lesser
numbers of American Wigeon, Northern Shoveler and Ring-necked Ducks, plus small
numbers of Green-winged Teal, Redhead, Hooded Merganser, Lesser Scaup, Wood
Duck and Ruddy Ducks.
Trumpeter Swans were at Pond 27 and the wetland along
TH-108.
Many Pied-billed Grebes were at Pond 3 where they nest
most years.
American Coot were so common as to be almost a nuisance
species
Birds of prey included a few Northern Harriers,
Red-tailed Hawks and American Kestrels in addition to the Bald Eagles and the
Golden Eagle.
We had a male Ring-necked Pheasant display for us a mere
6 feet from the car. He was resplendent in his spring suit and the red of his
facial patches were as vivid as I have ever seen on any of his species.
Along TH-108 near CH-77 a flock of Wild Turkey was spread
along the road edge and a couple was in mid road and waited until the last
moment to get out of our way.
Tree and Barn Swallows are back in good numbers.
Red-winged Blackbirds were everywhere and flashing their
red shoulder patches. A close look at the various flocks was rewarded by the
discovery of a group of Rusty Blackbirds along the swampy western side of
TH-108.
Throw in the usual common suspects and we totaled 60 species.
Charlie
Bombaci

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Subject: Columbus Audubon April 22 monthly program - Jim McCormac
Date: Sun Apr 13 2014 19:53 pm
From: azuretrails AT columbus.rr.com
 
Tuesday, April 22, 2014 is Earth Day and the April Columbus Audubon monthly
program. What better way to celebrate a 'Happy Earth Day' than listening to
Jim McCormac enlighten us about our natural world. We hope to see you at
our last monthly meeting of the season. Come see your friends, talk about
migration and Birdathon strategy. Be sure to take the bird quiz and get a
ticket for a door prize. Members expected and guests quite welcomed!



Best,

Darlene Sillick and Nadya Bennett

Columbus Audubon, co-program chairs

Ohio is a treasure trove of biodiversity. Over 1,800 native plants green the
state, providing habitat for nearly 200 breeding bird species. Countless
insects fuel our birds and other predators, and some of these "bugs" are
truly extraordinary. Our lakes and rivers spawn fabulous food chains, and
we're bookended by two of North America's most significant aquatic
ecosystems: the Ohio River, and Lake Erie. Please join us as Jim McCormac
helps us to explore Ohio's greatest natural areas, look at what we've lost,
and delve into our most interesting flora and fauna via images and words.

Jim McCormac has spent his entire adult life exploring Ohio and seeking out
the rarest of the rare. His 2009 book Wild Ohio: The Best of Our Natural
Heritage, is a celebration of the best remaining habitats in the Buckeye
State. Jim is a longtime employee of the Ohio Department of Natural
Resources, writes a column, Nature, for the Columbus Dispatch, and has
authored two other books: Birds of Ohio, and the Great Lakes Nature Guide.
He is at work on a book on the wood-warblers of eastern North America.



7:00 - 7:15 pm: Short Program: Amanda Duren, Program Coordinator for the
Ohio Bird Conservation Initiative and Columbus Audubon Board member, will
share Unconventional Conservation: Highways as Habitat for the American
Kestrel.

7:15 - 7:30 pm: social time, light refreshments

7:30 pm: Main program

Post program book signing by Jim. Bring your own copy or visit the GIAC
store to purchase one of his books. Be sure to visit Jim's blog Ohio Birds
and Diversity www.jimmccormac.blogspot.com/

Columbus Audubon programs are free and open to the public. All programs are
held at the Grange Insurance Audubon Center 505 West Whittier St in the
Scioto-Audubon Metro Park on the Whittier Peninsula.
www.columbusaudubon.org




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Subject: Yellow-headed Blackbird, Batelle-Darby Metropark, Franklin Co.
Date: Sun Apr 13 2014 19:39 pm
From: godwit AT sbcglobal.net
 
Bill Whan and I arrived at the Wet Prairie Trail at Batelle-Darby Metropark about 9 AM and found Jason Simonis with the previously reported yellow-headed blackbird in his scope. The bird was in the cat-tails on the far side of the big pond and gave good looks for 20 minutes or so. The bird was not in sight when we left.

An American bittern was calling from the cat-tail marsh north of Kumlein Road.

Info about the park: http://www.metroparks.net/Park...


Paul Gardner
Columbus, OH

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Subject: Killdeer Plains, Wyandot County
Date: Sun Apr 13 2014 19:18 pm
From: cbombaci AT att.net
 
Today we took advantage of the weather and headed to
Killdeer Plains Wildlife Area in Wyandot County. The winds were gusting off and
on but it didn’t prevent us from having a day with several nice surprises.  Activity was steady and something seemed to
pop up wherever we went. The biggest surprise of the day though has to be a
Golden Eagle we observed near Pond 27. We had been watching two Bald eagles
when it flew in and landed near the Bald Eagles. Its golden tints on the head
and throat and the dark bill left no doubt as to the identification.
The ponds had much less waterfowl diversity than just a
week previous and the Upland Reservoir is currently so low that sandbars are
exposed. The fields throughout the wildlife area are wet with many large areas flooded
creating habitat for shorebirds. Shorebirds numbers and diversity were minimal
today but if the fields remain flooded they may soon produce both variety and
numbers.
In the flooded fields we located Greater Yellowlegs,
Lesser Yellowlegs and Pectoral Sandpipers. The best area was on the south side
of CH-68. Killdeer were seen in many areas.
Waterfowl included the usual masses of Canada Geese and
Mallards along with high numbers of Blue-winged Teal, Gadwall and lesser
numbers of American Wigeon, Northern Shoveler and Ring-necked Ducks, plus small
numbers of Green-winged Teal, Redhead, Hooded Merganser, Lesser Scaup, Wood
Duck and Ruddy Ducks.
Trumpeter Swans were at Pond 27 and the wetland along
TH-108.
Many Pied-billed Grebes were at Pond 3 where they nest
most years.
American Coot were so common as to be almost a nuisance
species
Birds of prey included a few Northern Harriers,
Red-tailed Hawks and American Kestrels in addition to the Bald Eagles and the
Golden Eagle.
We had a male Ring-necked Pheasant display for us a mere
6 feet from the car. He was resplendent in his spring suit and the red of his
facial patches were as vivid as I have ever seen on any of his species.
Along TH-108 near CH-77 a flock of Wild Turkey was spread
along the road edge and a couple was in mid road and waited until the last
moment to get out of our way.
Tree and Barn Swallows are back in good numbers.
Red-winged Blackbirds were everywhere and flashing their
red shoulder patches. A close look at the various flocks was rewarded by the
discovery of a group of Rusty Blackbirds along the swampy western side of
TH-108.
Throw in the usual common suspects and we totaled 60 species.
Charlie
Bombaci

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Subject: Wildwood Park, Cleveland 4/13
Date: Sun Apr 13 2014 19:14 pm
From: dmadden39361 AT roadrunner.com
 
Hello,

Birding for a short time around 2PM today (Sunday) at Wildwood Park, Cleveland.
Highlights were:

Pine Warbler
Palm Warbler
Hermit Thrush, several
Brown Thrasher
Belted Kingfisher
White-crowned sparrow, several
Juncos, several
Female Eastern Towhee
Ruby-crowned kinglet

-Laura Madden

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