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29 Mar: @ 19:34:21  N.Columbus&SharonWoods,3-29: thrashers,foxSparrows [rob thorn]
29 Mar: @ 18:32:38  Highlights of Kiser Lake, Indian Lake, St. Marys Fish Hatchery, Grand Lake, etc [Regina Schieltz]
29 Mar: @ 15:32:15  Waterfowl abundant at Killbuck WA - Wayne Co. [Randy Rowe]
29 Mar: @ 15:22:11  RUBL Geauga Cy. [Jim Tomko]
29 Mar: @ 14:25:31  Sunday sightings (Cuyahoga Co.) [Paula Lozano]
29 Mar: @ 13:53:58  5 Pintails at Wellington were males. [Tom Dankowski]
29 Mar: @ 13:46:56  Eurasian Wigeon Killdeer Plains [Chris Zacharias]
29 Mar: @ 13:22:53  Updates on popular birding locations and new eBird Hotspots [Ken Ostermiller]
29 Mar: @ 13:19:47  Pintails at Wellington Upground [Tom Dankowski]
29 Mar: @ 12:28:19  Rocky fork state park [Douglas Bohanan]
29 Mar: @ 12:09:02  Red-headed woodpecker- Westlake, Cuyahoga County [kjb8@juno.com]
29 Mar: @ 11:59:30  Eurasian Wigeon Trumbull County [Jeff Harvey]
29 Mar: @ 11:56:31  FISH CROW plus Wendy Park update [jen brumfield]
29 Mar: @ 11:47:58  Blendon Woods-Waterfowl,Songbirds, & more [Simpson, Bruce]
29 Mar: @ 10:45:04  Eastfork State Park 3/28 (Clermont County) [Jeff Bilsky]
29 Mar: @ 09:44:26  Deer Creek, new books [Bill Whan]
29 Mar: @ 09:42:11  Killdeer Plains Eurasian Wigeon + GWFG [James Muller]
29 Mar: @ 08:17:40  Osprey, Indian Lake [Dillon Nott]
29 Mar: @ 07:52:23  FISH CROW Edgewater [jen brumfield]
29 Mar: @ 07:50:29  Stark Co. Surf Scoters [Jon Cefus]
29 Mar: @ 07:39:52  Cackling Geese - Highland County [Jacob Roalef]
29 Mar: @ 06:31:40 Re: What Birds Do You Count? [Paul Gardner]
29 Mar: @ 05:03:15  What Birds Do You Count? [John Seiler]
29 Mar: @ 00:41:50  Eurasian Wigeon - Trumbull County 3/28 [Ethan Kistler]
28 Mar: @ 22:20:57  Franklin's Gull Rocky Fork SP [Bill Stanley]
28 Mar: @ 19:54:02  Mosquito Creek St Pk, Trumbel Cy. [Jim Tomko]
28 Mar: @ 18:36:45  Killdeer Plains & Big Island Wildlife Areas [Charles Bombaci]
28 Mar: @ 18:00:29  beautiful songs [Rachel Shamy]
28 Mar: @ 16:51:28  Gahanna,PickeringtonPonds,3-28: ducks,chippies,rusties [rob thorn]
28 Mar: @ 16:43:10  Indian Lake [Dillon Nott]
28 Mar: @ 16:21:07  Black Vulture - Bay Village, Cuyahoga County [Erik Bruder]
28 Mar: @ 16:04:12  Killdeer Plains Wildlife Area [Charles Bombaci]
28 Mar: @ 14:55:57  Black-crowned Night-Herons & Common Loon (Cuyahoga Co.) [Paula Lozano]
28 Mar: @ 13:05:50  large flock American pipits Slate Run MetroPark [Randel Rogers]
28 Mar: @ 11:53:11  White-winged Scoter at Cowan Lake [Bob Powell]
28 Mar: @ 10:18:34 Re: OHIO-BIRDS Digest - 26 Mar 2015 to 27 Mar 2015 (#2015-86) [Presutti, Lenard]
28 Mar: @ 08:30:23  Lorain County - Sandhills and more [Spencer Ryan]
28 Mar: @ 08:09:32  Evening Grosbeak at Mohican SP [Leslie Sours]
28 Mar: @ 08:08:50  Waterthrush in Vinton County [Ben Crow]
28 Mar: @ 07:13:03  Snow Geese Metzger Marsh [jen brumfield]
27 Mar: @ 19:33:01  Wilson Snipes Ottawa Co [dkmyles]
27 Mar: @ 18:45:27  Wilson's Snipe at Battelle Darby [Leslie Sours]
27 Mar: @ 16:43:30 Re: Eared Grebes vs. Horned Grebes [Alex Eberts]
27 Mar: @ 14:48:11  Eared Grebes vs. Horned Grebes [James Muller]
27 Mar: @ 14:46:35  Big Island Gulling and scope opine needed. [Steve Jones]
27 Mar: @ 14:40:06  Hoover office grebes and loon [Stierhoff, Elayna M.]
27 Mar: @ 12:28:42  Feeding Frenzy at Great Egret Marsh Preserve (Ottawa County) [Tara Baranowski]
27 Mar: @ 08:01:58  New and updated Ohio eBird Hotspots [Ken Ostermiller]
26 Mar: @ 18:52:13  White-winged Crossbill and Long-eared Owl, Lake County, 3/26 [John Pogacnik]
26 Mar: @ 18:04:14 Re: great egret, Columbus [rob thorn]





Subject: N.Columbus&SharonWoods,3-29: thrashers,foxSparrows
Date: Sun Mar 29 2015 19:34 pm
From: robthorn AT earthlink.net
 
I made several stops at in-city parks this morning, looking for early temperate migrants, with some success.  I stopped at Innis Park & Woodward Park in north Columbus (along with nearby Woodmark Lake in Gahanna), then hiked around Sharon Woods MetroPark.  Despite visiting several ponds, waterfowl pickings were slim, suggesting many have moved north.  Early landbirds are starting to move, however.  Notables included:

Diving Ducks- scarce, but there were a few L.Scaup on Woodmark lake and 20 Ring-necked Ducks at Shrock Lake in Sharon Woods
Cooper's Hawks - displaying and territorial birds were at Innis, Woodward, and Sharon Woods
Red-shouldered Hawks - calling birds were at Woodmark and Ferris Rd (near Innis)
E.Phoebe - the only one was foraging in the north meadow at Sharon Woods
Tree Swallows - 6 were fly-catching over Shrock Lake in Sharon Woods
BrownCreepers - still scarce, with only a single bird, at Sharon Woods
Golden-cr.Kinglets - small numbers at several stops, topped by 3 at Sharon Woods
BrownThrashers - singing birds were at Innis Park and along the Thomas Trail at Sharon Woods
Yellow-rumped Warblers - singles at several stops, but Sharon Woods had 4-5 along the Thomas Trail
E.Towhees - birds at most stops, topped by 3 at Sharon Woods
Fox Sparrows - 1 was singing at Innis, but 5 were in the forest patch at Woodward.
White-throated Sparrows - small flocks at many locations
blackbirds- Redwings, Grackles, & cowbirds were widespread, with the grackles often in 20-40-bird flocks. No Rusties.

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Subject: Highlights of Kiser Lake, Indian Lake, St. Marys Fish Hatchery, Grand Lake, etc
Date: Sun Mar 29 2015 18:32 pm
From: reginasch54 AT gmail.com
 
Today the Darke County Birders took a birding outing to the above places.
Here are Highlights.

At a lake on Purk Road on the east side of 235, we found one common loon
with other ducks.
At Kiser Lake, we found a great egret, common mergansers, horned grebes,
another common loon, and two eastern Phoebes.
At flooded field west of Russell's Point, we can add Tundra Swans to a
previous list from yesterday, but we didn't find the white-fronted geese.
On Indian Lake, there were more horned grebes, common Golden Eyes, DC
cormorants, etc.
At St. Marys Fish Hatchery, there were 2 Boneparte Gulls, Can. geese on
nests, Buffleheads, Hooded Mergansers
Grand Lake: Bald Eagle, Gr. Blue Herons,
Woods Road In Darke Co. - Bald Eagle, Mute and Tundra Swans, Red heads,
Ring-neck ducks, Lesser Scaulp, N. Shovelers, Am. Widgeons, Coots, kestrel,
Blue-wing teal, Green-wing teal, Black Ducks,

At most of the places, there were coots, Ring-neck ducks, Redheads, Lesser
Scaulp, Mallards, Can. Geese,

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Subject: Waterfowl abundant at Killbuck WA - Wayne Co.
Date: Sun Mar 29 2015 15:32 pm
From: rowe926 AT gmail.com
 
I was out to Wright Marsh and along Cemetery Rd in the Killbuck WA south of
Wooster in Wayne Co this morning from 9-11am. Despite the brisk temps,
especially when the wind came up, it was sunny and the migrating waterfowl
were looking beautiful.

I had 16 species of ducks, including all three mergansers, plus common
loon, horned grebe, honkers and mute and trumpeter swans for a total of 21
waterfowl species. The most abundant were ring-necks, redheads, and lesser
scaup, but there were smaller numbers of the rest, down to a single pintail
and loon. In addition, there were a lot of ring-billed and herring gulls,
two lesser yellowlegs and a few rusty blackbirds. Sandhill cranes were
calling in the distance but I did not see them. Randy Rowe, Wooster

Waterfowl list was:
common loon (Pine Tree Barn lake nearby)
horned grebe
mute swan
trumpeter swan
Canada goose
mallard
gadwall
pintail
Am. widgeon
shoveler
wood duck
redhead
ring-necked duck
ruddy duck
canvasback
lesser scaup
common goldeneye
bufflehead
common merganser
red-breasted merganser
hooded merganser

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Subject: RUBL Geauga Cy.
Date: Sun Mar 29 2015 15:22 pm
From: jwtomkood AT windstream.net
 
A single Rusty Blackbird was spotted perched in a tree at the La Due Reservoir boat ramp Sat 3/28 @ 9:30 AM

Jim Tomko

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Subject: Sunday sightings (Cuyahoga Co.)
Date: Sun Mar 29 2015 14:25 pm
From: 000000a3d31d4b4b-dmarc-request AT listserv.miamioh.edu
 
Sunday, March 29, 2015
Observers: Paula Lozano, Bob Finkelstein, Jim Heflich, Jim Martin, Helen Taft, Wendy

Eagle Avenue Bridge Ramp/Collison Bend, 11:10-11:50 am
14 species, including:
COMMON LOON 1
Black-crowned Night-Heron 7
ICELAND GULL - 1, first summer with black bill
LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL 1, adult

Scranton Flats, 11:55 am-12:15 pm
8 species, including:
Bald Eagle - 1, adult (photographed by Chris Saladin)
Peregrine Falcon - 2

Merwin's Wharf, 1785 Merwin Avenue, 12:20-12:40 pm
8 species, Including:
Black-crowned Night-Heron - 6

Paula Lozano
Lakewood, Ohio
















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Subject: 5 Pintails at Wellington were males.
Date: Sun Mar 29 2015 13:53 pm
From: tadbaron99 AT gmail.com
 
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Subject: Eurasian Wigeon Killdeer Plains
Date: Sun Mar 29 2015 13:46 pm
From: zachgardens AT gmail.com
 
still on pond 27 at 2:15, moving back and forth along the front edge of the group of swans

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Subject: Updates on popular birding locations and new eBird Hotspots
Date: Sun Mar 29 2015 13:22 pm
From: ken.ostermiller AT gmail.com
 
​As time permits I have been adding more information about popular birding
locations in the Ohio eBird Hotspot web site. Many of these locations have
a primary location with several sub-locations within the larger park area.
Now you can navigate to a page about each individual hotspot with maps to
help you find the specific location. I have included a description and tips
for birding where these are available. Please contact me personally if you
have any additions to offer to any of the locations below.

Hoover Reservoir in Franklin and Delaware counties has been updated with
maps and descriptions for each hotspot on the Hoover Reservoir and in the
Hoover Nature Preserve.
http://ohioebirdhotspots.wikispaces.com/Hoover+Reservoir
http://ohioebirdhotspots.wikispaces.com/Hoover+Nature+Preserve

Pickerington Ponds Metropark in Franklin and Fairfield counties has been
updated with maps and descriptions for each hotspot in the metropark.
http://ohioebirdhotspots.wikispaces.com/Pickerington+Ponds

Lakefront Reservation in Cuyahoga County has been updated with maps and
descriptions on a separate page for each hotspot in the reservation.
http://ohioebirdhotspots.wikispaces.com/Lakefront+Reservation

Little Miami River and Little Miami Scenic Trail pages have been updated
with maps and descriptions for each hotspot along the Little Miami River
http://ohioebirdhotspots.wikispaces.com/Little+Miami+River

Miami Whitewater Forest in Hamilton County has been updated with maps and
descriptions of each hotspot in the forest.
http://ohioebirdhotspots.wikispaces.com/Miami+Whitewater+Forest

New Hotspots recently activated include:

Ashtabula County
Eyring Wetlands
http://ohioebirdhotspots.wikispaces.com/Eyring+Wetlands

Geauga County
Aquilla Lake
http://ohioebirdhotspots.wikispaces.com/Aquilla+Lake

Mahonging County
Berlin Lake (Mahoning Co.)
http://ohioebirdhotspots.wikispaces.com/Berlin+Lake

Montgomery County
Delco Park
http://ohioebirdhotspots.wikispaces.com/Delco+Park

Ken Ostermiller
eBird Hotspot reviewer for Ohio​

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Subject: Pintails at Wellington Upground
Date: Sun Mar 29 2015 13:19 pm
From: tadbaron99 AT gmail.com
 
2:00 PM 5 male Pintail on edge of ice WNW corner. Need scope but great
looks at all. Most of reservoir still iced in. Lots of wigeons, some buffet
heads and assorted ducks.

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Subject: Rocky fork state park
Date: Sun Mar 29 2015 12:28 pm
From: Bhern34 AT sbcglobal.net
 
Looking for Cacklers at RFSP I ended up seeing a dozen Common Loons on lake.  Eleven full adult plumage and one still in change.

Many other waterfowl out here too.

-DB

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Subject: Red-headed woodpecker- Westlake, Cuyahoga County
Date: Sun Mar 29 2015 12:09 pm
From: kjb8 AT juno.com
 
This is a tad late, but twice in the last week I have seen a red-headed woodpecker in the woods on Hospice Way in Westlake, Ohio, Cuyahoga County.  Hospice Way is west off Crocker Road is just north of Clemens Road, which just north of I-90.  Once I saw it in the woods to the north of Hospice Way, and once flying across the drive that turns right off Hospice Way towards the Ames Family Hospice of Hospice of the Western Reserve.  This was a bright spot on a rather sad road.  In addition, the hospice seems to have been built in a wetland- it is nice that some habitat survives in a rapidly developing area.  I am told this property formerly belonged to Bonne-Bell cosmetics company which has merged with another company. Kathleen Bradley

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Subject: Eurasian Wigeon Trumbull County
Date: Sun Mar 29 2015 11:59 am
From: piwo2005 AT sbcglobal.net
 
The Eurasian Wigeon found yesterday by Dick Hoopes was present this morning at the Grand River Wildlife Area Norton Ponds. Also, present were many, many ducks and swans.
This seems to be the time for Eurasian Wigeons with many reports in the state.
Jeff HarveyMahoning County 

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Subject: FISH CROW plus Wendy Park update
Date: Sun Mar 29 2015 11:56 am
From: elfin_skimmer AT hotmail.com
 
A single Fish Crow was foraging on the ice right off the Edgewater Park pier this morning, giving fantastic looks, calling, and very loosely associated with 4 American Crows. It picked up and flew south to Battery Park on the south side of the shoreway. 

Wendy Park continues to offer fantastic birding, with thousands of waterfowl, and excellent congregations of gulls, with multiple Glaucous around. A good flight of vultures (moving west to east along the lakefront) continued through the morning and showed no signs of slowing down.


JB
CLE, OH
www.jenbrumfield.com
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Subject: Blendon Woods-Waterfowl,Songbirds, & more
Date: Sun Mar 29 2015 11:47 am
From: simpson AT metroparks.net
 
   Blendon Woods Metro Park 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 seen lately at Blendon Woods Metro Park

Thoreau Lake
American Coot
Pied-billed Grebe
Horned Grebe
Ruddy Duck
Bufflehead
Greater Scaup
Lesser Scaup
Ring-necked Duck
Wood Duck
Green-winged Teal
Gadwall
Blue-winged Teal
Great Blue Heron
Belted kingfisher
E Phoebe
Red-shouldered Hawk-pair displaying Mating Behavior

Lake Trail
Red-headed Woodpecker-young getting Adult plumage
Pileated woodpecker-pair displaying Mating Behavior
Red-tailed Hawk

Nature Center Bird Viewing Area
Sparrows
White-throated
Dark-eyed Junco
E Towhee
A Tree Sparrow
Song
Cooper's Hawk
House Finch-pair

Barred Owl-Trails
Hickory Ridge
Ripple rock
Sugarbush-beginning

Turkeys-mixed flocks-males, females, & young

Males Displaying


Blendon Woods Metro Park
Nature Center 614-895-6221

Bruce Simpson-Naturalist at
Blendon Woods Metro Park in Columbus

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Subject: Eastfork State Park 3/28 (Clermont County)
Date: Sun Mar 29 2015 10:45 am
From: jbilsky AT gmail.com
 
Hi all,

Yesterday afternoon I went to Eastfork State Park.
http://parks.ohiodnr.gov/eastf...

At the reservoir I had 4 BONAPARTE'S GULLS on the beach. I could see a
large raft of ducks out by the damn but they were too distant for a good
look.

I then went for a hike on the "blue" trail (AKA the mountain bike trail). I
did pick up solid looks a couple of skulking FOX SPARROWS and EASTERN
TOWHEES. Great looks at EASTERN PHOEBES, GOLDEN-CROWNED KINGLETS, HAIRY
WOODPECKERS and other common forest dwellers.

In the pond near the trailhead were 6 or 7 BLUE-WINGED TEAL.

Good Birding,

--
Jeff Bilsky
801-842-4013
jbilsky@gmail.com
flickr.com/jeffbilsky

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Subject: Deer Creek, new books
Date: Sun Mar 29 2015 9:44 am
From: billwhan AT columbus.rr.com
 
Some friends and I birded around Deer Creek SP yesterday (two white
pelicans, 24 snipes, two lesser yellowlegs, beaucoup tree swallows among
the more routine species of this date) and noted migrant gulls and
arriving shorebirds along the "shores" of the riverside pools in the
center of the Lake basin. These will soon routinely be flooded to
provide recreation for humans, per the usual plans. Can anyone tell me
exactly when that will happen this year, or where I can find out without
phone calls? I'm guessing that just beforehand would be the best time to
look for birds of the natural habitat in spring.
I also stopped at the Worthington Public Library (bless 'em) and found
two books well worth recommending--among all the repetitive slush about
finding and identifying birds--which I promise to return soon:
1. "Sandhill and Whooping Cranes: Ancient Voices over America's
Wetlands" (2011, Paul Johnsgard, 147 pp). The author is a scientist and
expert in the birds of the prairies, and a graceful writer. Has much of
what you will be glad to learn about these creatures, and up to date:
the recent recovery in Ohio and neighboring states is covered. The
author reasonably argues against hunting of cranes.
2. "Alexander Wilson: the Scot who Founded American Ornithology"
(2013, E. H. Burtt, W. E. Davis, 444 pp.). This is a rich and unique
study, quite readable for birders--much illustrated in color images
unpublished heretofore--about the life and work of Alexander Wilson (d.
1813), friend of Thomas Jefferson and Wm. Bartram, who wrote and
illustrated a brilliant nine-volume Ornithology well before Audubon. The
lead author is Edward H. Burtt, the invaluable ornithologist at Ohio
Wesleyan University in Delaware. Please note that Wilson's name is part
of more North American bird species names than anyone else's!
Good birds,
Bill Whan
Columbus

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Subject: Killdeer Plains Eurasian Wigeon + GWFG
Date: Sun Mar 29 2015 9:42 am
From: jrmuller12+birding AT gmail.com
 
Found the Eurasian Wigeon with Lauren MacDade at the west end of Pound 27
score useful but not necessary. Bird is with large group of Am. Wigeon and
Pintail with his head tucked periodically.

3 Greater White-fronted Geese at east end of Pond 27 with Canada Geese.
Again, scope not necessary but helpful.

James Muller

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Subject: Osprey, Indian Lake
Date: Sun Mar 29 2015 8:17 am
From: dnott621 AT gmail.com
 
Well on my way back from Pew Island yesterday, which only had
2 Cardinals
7 RW Blackbirds
1 Lesser Scaup
1 Horned Grebe

I looked at a body of water of Indian Lake and saw a large bird flying
about 50-60 feet up. At first, I thought it was a gull of some sort, but it
was too large and seemed to have more speed to it. Then I looked with
binoculars in the car, which was difficult :-) and saw the color pattern of
a Osprey. Cool to see my first of the year.

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Subject: FISH CROW Edgewater
Date: Sun Mar 29 2015 7:52 am
From: elfin_skimmer AT hotmail.com
 
A lone Fish Crow is forging on the ice right off of the Edgewater Park pier


JB
CLE, OH
www.jenbrumfield.com

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Subject: Stark Co. Surf Scoters
Date: Sun Mar 29 2015 7:50 am
From: jcefus AT gmail.com
 
I just located 4 surf scoters at Lake cable in Stark County. There was one male and three female, presumably the same four birds that were seen at Slippo Lake Park two days ago.  

The last I saw the birds they were making their way into a west bay from where the clubhouse is located toward Lake O Springs Road.

Jon Cefus

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Subject: Cackling Geese - Highland County
Date: Sun Mar 29 2015 7:39 am
From: jroalef AT kent.edu
 
Jeremy Dominguez is out chasing the reported Franklin's Gull at Rocky Fork
State Park Camping Area and reports 2 point blank Cackling Geese from this
location currently. No FRGU sightings yet but it is early still and he is
still looking.

Bird On!
Jacob Roalef
Rogue Birders
www.thefirebirder.blogspot.com

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Subject: What Birds Do You Count?
Date: Sun Mar 29 2015 6:31 am
From: godwit AT sbcglobal.net
 
Hello John,
Your personal list is your personal list, and you can put anything on it that you like. However, if you enjoy comparing your list numbers to others, then you need a level playing field. The American Birding Association provides a set of Recording Rules  that most serious listers will try to follow. They can be found here: 
http://listing.aba.org/aba-rec...

To jump to the chase, for your Bar-headed Goose to be countable, it must be part of an established population. Since there is no reason to think it's not just an isolated stray from some waterfowl-fancier's backyard, it shouldn't go on your list -- if you care about complying with the ABA guidelines.
Happy birding,Paul
 Paul Gardner
Secretary, OBRC
Columbus, OH
From: John Seiler
To: OHIO-BIRDS AT LISTSERV.MIAMIOH.EDU
Sent: Sunday, March 29, 2015 6:02 AM
Subject: [Ohio-birds] What Birds Do You Count?

I had the pleasure of seeing a Bar-headed Goose this weekend, a very
striking bird.  It was in an open aired enclosure mixed with other local
captive and wild birds.  I was thinking, what if I saw this bird in the
wild, would I add it to my list?  There are a lot of birds that have been
brought over from other counties that have either escaped or have been
released and are doing quite well in this country/state.  The Ring-necked
Pheasant, some Sparrows, Parakeets, Gray-lagged Goose, etc. are all doing
quite well in this country/state.  Some birds are on lists and in books
others are not.  My question is this, at what point do you count these
birds?  How many generations will it take, if ever, before they become part
of a list of birds to see in this country/state?  Looking for your thoughts.

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Subject: What Birds Do You Count?
Date: Sun Mar 29 2015 5:03 am
From: jseiler6200 AT gmail.com
 
I had the pleasure of seeing a Bar-headed Goose this weekend, a very
striking bird. It was in an open aired enclosure mixed with other local
captive and wild birds. I was thinking, what if I saw this bird in the
wild, would I add it to my list? There are a lot of birds that have been
brought over from other counties that have either escaped or have been
released and are doing quite well in this country/state. The Ring-necked
Pheasant, some Sparrows, Parakeets, Gray-lagged Goose, etc. are all doing
quite well in this country/state. Some birds are on lists and in books
others are not. My question is this, at what point do you count these
birds? How many generations will it take, if ever, before they become part
of a list of birds to see in this country/state? Looking for your thoughts.

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Subject: Eurasian Wigeon - Trumbull County 3/28
Date: Sun Mar 29 2015 0:41 am
From: 000001088f1477ae-dmarc-request AT listserv.miamioh.edu
 
Hi all,

I received an eBird alert of a drake Eurasian Wigeon at the Norton Lane Ponds at Grand River Wildlife Area (Trumbull County). Reported by Dick Hoopes yesterday 3/28. For more details and photos, see http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S22566833

Best,
Ethan Kistler
Newton Falls, Ohio/
Cape Town, South Africa

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Subject: Franklin's Gull Rocky Fork SP
Date: Sat Mar 28 2015 22:20 pm
From: tyrannus AT fuse.net
 
We found a Franklin's Gull at Rocky Fork SP today about 5:20 pm.  It was
about 30 ft from the shore where the road is close to the lake in the
Camping area. It was sitting on a pipe or something just below the water in
line with a group of Ring-billed Gulls. Here is a link to the list of what
we saw and pictures of the gull.
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S22561638

Bill Stanley

Williamsburg, Ohio


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Subject: Mosquito Creek St Pk, Trumbel Cy.
Date: Sat Mar 28 2015 19:54 pm
From: jwtomkood AT windstream.net
 
Saturday 3/28 @ 11:00 o'clock seven brave birders with the Audubon Society of Greater Cleveland withstood 17 degree temps and brisk winds to observe from the causeway:
dozens of Canada Goose
several Mallards
100 Canvasback
15 Redhead
30 Lesser Scaup
10 Bufflehead
5 Common Goldeneye
5 Hooded Merganser
200 Red-breasted Merganser,
3 Ruddy Duck
2 Common Loon
5 Horned Grebe
3 Bald Eagle (feeding on the ice)
12 American Coot

Jim Tomko

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Subject: Killdeer Plains & Big Island Wildlife Areas
Date: Sat Mar 28 2015 18:36 pm
From: cbombaci AT att.net
 
 On a spur of the moment decision I headed to Big island Wildlife Area and then on to Killdeer Plains Wildlife Area. Every area with open water was filled with waterfowl. Especially striking was a flock of just shy of 500 Tundra Swans at Pond 27 at Killdeer Plains. The other surprise at Killdeer was the continued presence of the Northern Shrike along CH-71 near CH-108. The shrike put on a show  flying from the north to the south side of CH-71. A list of the species observed follows.
Charlie Bombaci

2015-03-28 Big Island-KilldeerBig Island WA Pied-billed Grebe                 Horned Grebe                       Great Blue Heron                 Turkey Vulture                      Canada Goose                     Tundra Swan                                                Trumpeter Swan                  Wood Duck                           Gadwall                                 American Wigeon                American Black Duck         Mallard                                   Blue-winged Teal                Northern Shoveler               Green-winged Teal              Canvasback                          Redhead                               Ring-necked Duck              Greater Scaup                      1Lesser Scaup                       Bufflehead                            Hooded Merganser              Red-breasted Merganser    Ruddy Duck                          Bald Eagle                            Northern Harrier                   Red-tailed Hawk                  Rough-legged Hawk           American Kestrel                 American Coot                     Killdeer                                  Bonaparte's Gull                  Ring-billed Gull                    Herring Gull                          Rock Pigeon                         Mourning Dove                    Red-bellied Woodpecker    Downy Woodpecker                        Northern Flicker                   Blue Jay                                American Crow                    Horned Lark                          Tree Swallow                        Carolina Chickadee                        Tufted Titmouse                   American Robin                   European Starling               American Tree Sparrow      Song Sparrow                      Swamp Sparrow                   White-throated Sparrow      Dark-eyed Junco                 Northern Cardinal                Red-winged Blackbird        Common Grackle                 American Goldfinch                           Killdeer Plains WACommon Loon                                 Pied-billed Grebe                             Horned Grebe                                   Great Blue Heron                             Turkey Vulture                                  Canada Goose                                 Tundra Swan                        457Trumpeter Swan                              Wood Duck                                       Gadwall                                             American Wigeon                                                    American Black Duck                     Mallard                                               Blue-winged Teal                            Northern Shoveler                           Green-winged Teal                          Canvasback                                      Redhead                                           Ring-necked Duck                          Lesser Scaup                                   Bufflehead                                        Hooded Merganser                          Red-breasted Merganser                Ruddy Duck                                      Bald Eagle    10Cooper's Hawk                                 Red-tailed Hawk                              Rough-legged Hawk                       American Kestrel                             Ring-necked Pheasant                  Wild Turkey                                       American Coot                                 Killdeer                                              Ring-billed Gull                                Rock Pigeon                                     Mourning Dove                                Red-headed Woodpecker              Red-bellied Woodpecker                Downy Woodpecker                                    Northern Flicker                               Northern Shrike       1Blue Jay                                            American Crow                                Horned Lark                                      Tree Swallow                                    Carolina Chickadee                                    Tufted Titmouse                               White-breasted Nuthatch               American Robin                               Northern Mockingbird                     European Starling                           American Tree Sparrow                  Savannah Sparrow                         Song Sparrow                                  White-throated Sparrow                  Dark-eyed Junco                             Northern Cardinal                            Red-winged Blackbird                    Common Grackle                             Brown-headed Cowbird                 American Goldfinch                                    House Sparrow                               


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Subject: beautiful songs
Date: Sat Mar 28 2015 18:00 pm
From: shamytwinsmom AT gmail.com
 
After going to our private campsite down by the farm field and beside the
creek I saw and heard these birds:

A pair of White Breasted Nuthatches, a Male Downy Woodpecker, a pair of
Cardinals, multiple Red Winged Blackbirds, Common Grackles and European
Starlings.

Then I started hearing a beautiful song that was familiar but couldn't
place it...I then saw a Song Sparrow in the tall grasses by the creek .
That Song Sparrow was just chattering but I continued to hear the beautiful
singing . I then spotted another verified Song Sparrow singing at the top
of a tree, he wasn't the only one though. In total there were 3 males
singing and what I believe were 2 females seen on the banks in the tall
grasses kicking and picking through the grass.

Got a awesome video of these beautiful singers. They made my day!!!!

(I've been sad for our backyard Song Sparrow bc he hasn't had a mate or
others of his kind but he does just further back behind our house!)

I love birding!

Rachel S.
Fulton/Lucas County Line

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Subject: Gahanna,PickeringtonPonds,3-28: ducks,chippies,rusties
Date: Sat Mar 28 2015 16:51 pm
From: robthorn AT earthlink.net
 
I spent time birding two clusters of parks: one in Gahanna, including GahannaWoods, RathburnWoods, Blacklick cemetery, and BlacklickRidge parks,  plus another around Pick Ponds, including Ellis Pond, the Meadowlark Trail, Teal Pond & Wood Duck marsh, and Portman Park. The cold weather has slowed migration, but not stopped it, and the list this morning included:

Dabbling Ducks - small flocks of Wigeon, Gadwall, and Green-winged Teal at several ponds at Pick Ponds
Diving Ducks - 40+ Ring-necks & 2 Lesser Scaup at Pick Ponds, plus 1 Redhead still at Blacklick Ridge Pond
Mergansers - the only ones were several paris of Hooded Mergansers around Teal Pond at Pick Ponds
Mute Swan- 1 was feeding at Teal Pond at Pick Ponds
Other Waterfowl - Pied-billed at many locations around Pick Ponds, along with 50+ Coots around Mallard marsh there.
Osprey - 1 was hunkered down on the nest platform at Arrowhead Marsh at Pick Ponds
Red-shouldered Hawk - an adult was calling at Gahanna Woods, increasing the likelihood of nesting there
E.Phoebe - 1 was foraging around Ellis Pond at Pick Ponds
BrownCreepers - scarce, with only 1 at Portman Park
Golden-cr.Kinglets - small groups at many locations, indicating an early movement of these little sprites
Pipits - 3-4 were around fields near Ellis Pond at Pick Ponds
TreeSparrows - 3 remained around the feeder at Glacier Knoll picnic area at Pick Ponds
Chipping Sparrows - 2 were along the bikepath at Portman Park, my FOS
Fox Sparrow - 1 was singing in Rathburn Woods in Gahanna
White-cr.Sparrow - an immature was around the Glacier Knoll feeder at Pick Ponds
Rusty Blackbirds - 4 were foraging around the southernmost vernal pool at Gahanna Woods along with 5-6 grackles, making for a good comparison.

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Subject: Indian Lake
Date: Sat Mar 28 2015 16:43 pm
From: dnott621 AT gmail.com
 
I stopped by the huge flooded field at Indian lake behind Russels Point,
with very good waterfowl :-D

GREATER WHITE FONTED GOOSE- 4
Canada Goose- 67
Mallard- 500+
Redhead- 45
Ring Necked- 39
Shovler- 15
Am.Wigeon- 27
SNOW GEESE- 2 ( and pictures )
GB heron- 1
R.B Gull- 500+
NORTHERN PINTAIL- 2

Then I took a look at the lake it self ( Russels Point ) and saw good birds
:-)

Buffleheads- 16
Scalps- L ( 7 ) G ( 8 )
HORNED GREBE or Eared, not sure but I have a pic so someone can tell.- 2
Gulls- 6
Blue Teal- 5
DoubleCrestedCormerant- 6

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Subject: Black Vulture - Bay Village, Cuyahoga County
Date: Sat Mar 28 2015 16:21 pm
From: erik.bruder AT gmail.com
 
A large flock of more than 50 Turkey Vultures was observed flying over my home.  A single Black Vulture was with them.  The birds were heading toward the northwest.

Erik Bruder
Bay Village
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Subject: Killdeer Plains Wildlife Area
Date: Sat Mar 28 2015 16:04 pm
From: cbombaci AT att.net
 
  The Northern Shrike is still present at Killdeer Plains Wildlife Area. I observed it on CH-71 just east of TH-108. I first located the shrike at 12:30 pm and again at 3:30 pm. It was at the edge of the hedge row on the north side of CH-71 and alternately going to he shrubs on the south side.   Also of note was a flock of 457 (+ or - a few) Tundra Swans at central art of Pond 27. Also on Pond 27 were 10 Bald Eagles, 2 adults and 8 juveniles.   Many species and high numbers of waterfowl on the open areas of water at the wetland off TH-108, Pond 3 and the Upland Reservoir. I will organize my notes and try to get a posting timely.   Final item, also lots of waterfowl along LaRue-Prospect Road at Big Island Wildlife Area.   Charlie Bombaci

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Subject: Black-crowned Night-Herons & Common Loon (Cuyahoga Co.)
Date: Sat Mar 28 2015 14:55 pm
From: 000000a3d31d4b4b-dmarc-request AT listserv.miamioh.edu
 
March 28, 2015, 2:20-2:35 pm
Eagle Avenue Bridge Ramp & Collision Bend on Cuyahoga River
Observers: Paula Lozano and Chad Saladin

Black-crowned Night-Heron - 7, in bushes on east bank
Common Loon - 1, in river near fireboat Anthony J. Celebrezze

Paula Lozano
Lakewood, Ohio

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Subject: large flock American pipits Slate Run MetroPark
Date: Sat Mar 28 2015 13:05 pm
From: randel_rogers AT hotmail.com
 
Currently there is a flock of over 200 (possibly well over) American pipits at Slate Run MetroPark near Canal Winchester (SE Columbus).  They are feeding in the grass as you enter the Buzzards Roost parking lot (main park road all the way to the end), and have been there all morning.                                             
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Subject: White-winged Scoter at Cowan Lake
Date: Sat Mar 28 2015 11:53 am
From: rdp1710 AT gmail.com
 
I and 10 others endured the chill to take advantage of a brilliant
day at Cowan Lake. We all somehow linked to the Birdwatching 101 class of
the Wilmington Institute of Lifelong Learning, seven instructors and four
students.

The bird of the day was a White-winged Scoter spotted by Jim Pettrie behind
Cabin 21 about halfway out to Austen Island. The bird was a fully fledged
adult male. Both the white wing flash and the white squiggle behind the
eye were clearly seen.

We had a good collection of waterfowl and an adult Bald Eagle seen in
flight and perched. Good day.

Cheers,

Bob


--
Robert D Powell
Congress Farm Research Institute
Wilmington, OH, USA
rdp1710@gmail.com

Nulla dies sine aves

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Subject: OHIO-BIRDS Digest - 26 Mar 2015 to 27 Mar 2015 (#2015-86)
Date: Sat Mar 28 2015 10:18 am
From: presutti AT ohio.edu
 
My wife and I spotted a mature Bald Eagle flying above the Hocking River
in Athens this morning about 9:15 when we were driving east on Rte 50/32
near the soccer fields and the turn onto Harmony Road. We drove through
there later after shopping and did not spot it again. We are hoping it was
not just passing through.

On 3/28/15 12:00 AM, "OHIO-BIRDS automatic digest system"
wrote:

>There are 8 messages totaling 309 lines in this issue.
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>Topics of the day:
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> 1. New and updated Ohio eBird Hotspots
> 2. Feeding Frenzy at Great Egret Marsh Preserve (Ottawa County)
> 3. Hoover office grebes and loon
> 4. Big Island Gulling and scope opine needed.
> 5. Eared Grebes vs. Horned Grebes (2)
> 6. Wilson's Snipe at Battelle Darby
> 7. Wilson Snipes Ottawa Co
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>Date: Fri, 27 Mar 2015 09:00:16 -0400
>From: Ken Ostermiller
>Subject: New and updated Ohio eBird Hotspots
>
>​Here are updates on eBird hotspots and several new hotspots set up this
>week.
>
>Caesar Creek State Park in Warren and Clinton counties has been updated
>with maps and descriptions of each hotspot in the state park.
>http://ohioebirdhotspots.wikispaces.com/Caesar+Creek+State+…
>
>
>Berlin Lake in Portage, Stark, and Mahoning counties has been updated with
>maps and descriptions of each hotspot.
>http://ohioebirdhotspots.wikispaces.com/Berlin+Lake
>
>Hocking County
>Clear Creek Metropark--Creekside Meadows Trail
>http://ohioebirdhotspots.wikispaces.com/Clear+Creek+Metropa…
>eadows+Trail>
>
>Portage County
>Berlin Lake Wildlife Area
>http://ohioebirdhotspots.wikispaces.com/Berlin+Lake
>Fewtown Rd.
>http://ohioebirdhotspots.wikispaces.com/Fewtown+Road
>Lake Rockwell--Lake Rockwell Rd.
>http://ohioebirdhotspots.wikispaces.com/Lake+Rockwell
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>Stark County
>Lake Cable
>http://ohioebirdhotspots.wikispaces.com/Lake+Cable
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>Wood County
>Black Swamp Preserve
>http://ohioebirdhotspots.wikispaces.com/Black+Swamp+Preserve
>​Ken Ostermiller
>eBird Hotspot reviewer for Ohio
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>Date: Fri, 27 Mar 2015 17:12:54 +0000
>From: Tara Baranowski
>Subject: Feeding Frenzy at Great Egret Marsh Preserve (Ottawa County)
>
>Yesterday while walking The Nature Conservancy's Great Egret Marsh
>Preserve on West Harbor there were approximately 200 ring-billed and
>herring gulls and 30 or more crows feeding in a small area of the
>(soon-to-be reforested) 55-acre agriculture field. It's likely that they
>were feeding on earthworms brought to the surface by saturated soils
>(snow melt and recent rains) and boy did they make a ruckus when two bald
>eagles repeatedly flew overhead. Bald eagles are almost as common a site
>as Canada geese in the coastal marshes and I have seldom walked the
>preserve without seeing at least one (nature.org/greategretmarsh).
>
>Also at the preserve were a pair each of mute swans and trumpeter swans
>in the large marsh unit. It was a great side-by-side comparison of their
>physical differences and I was surprised to see them within 50 yards of
>one another on the eve of breeding season. Some other notables observed
>were: common mergansers, bufflehead, mallard, Canada geese, and several
>great egrets on the West Harbor. There are still nice groups of diving
>ducks in the vicinity, with a report of several hundred red heads on
>Middle Harbor earlier this week. The marshes are ice-free so viewing
>opportunities are plentiful!
>
>Tara B.
>Ottawa County
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>Date: Fri, 27 Mar 2015 15:36:11 -0400
>From: "Stierhoff, Elayna M."
>Subject: Hoover office grebes and loon
>
>
>I just got into my car and saw 1 pied-billed,1 horned and 1 eared grebe
>along with 1 common loon in the small Cove next to the office parking lot.
>
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>Date: Fri, 27 Mar 2015 15:45:09 -0400
>From: Steve Jones
>Subject: Big Island Gulling and scope opine needed.
>
>The Gulls are taking over Big Island Wildlife Area! :-D. There are so
>many
>mostly Ring-billed Gulls (I did spy a few Bonnies) that it looked like
>snow
>flurries along LaRue-Prospect. Lots of ducks and a few Grebes as well.
>
>Cross posting the following to reach everyone.
>Also due to a gift from my employer, I need some opines on these three
>scopes. Having issues finding reviews of these three brands that are not
>sponsored.
>
>These three would be free for me, so I don't care about cost. I was
>wondering if anyone has used one, two, or all three...I already have a
>Celestron, and I am pretty comfortable with the quality of it...but does
>anyone have any info on the Barska or Leupoid?
>Barska - Naturescape 20-60 x 80 Spotting Scope VS Celestron - Ultima 80
>20-60x Spotting Scope and Leupold SX-1 Ventana 20-60x80mm Spotting Scope
>
>These are all straight through model scopes, and the only ones available
>to
>me...so I can't get one of the higher priced models.
>
>Thanks in advance.
>
>Happy Birding, and God Bless!
>
>Steve J
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>Date: Fri, 27 Mar 2015 15:46:52 -0400
>From: James Muller
>Subject: Eared Grebes vs. Horned Grebes
>
>I've noticed posts on this listserv, on eBird, and on Facebook reporting
>Eared Grebes recently. Eared Grebe is very uncommon in Ohio (I've never
>seen one) so it seems like these sightings should be qualified at least
>with a description (solid black neck, no white tip on the bill, etc.) and
>a photograph if possible. I'd hate to miss out on an actual sighting
>nearby because somebody's report made it sound as though they just saw a
>dark Horned Grebe in breeding plumage and reported it incorrectly!
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>Date: Fri, 27 Mar 2015 17:42:36 -0400
>From: Alex Eberts
>Subject: Re: Eared Grebes vs. Horned Grebes
>
>I've been thinking the same thing too, James. With the Horned Grebes
>molting in different stages now, there have been a LOT of mis-IDs and I
>would hate to miss out on an actual sighting simply because of being
>overly skeptical about all of the postings. It's a good lesson to pay
>close attention to what bird is in front of you instead of just saying
>what you think it was and copying down what it says in a field guide as
>your justification for the ID.
>
>> On Mar 27, 2015, at 3:46 PM, James Muller
>> wrote:
>>
>> I've noticed posts on this listserv, on eBird, and on Facebook
>>reporting Eared Grebes recently. Eared Grebe is very uncommon in Ohio
>>(I've never seen one) so it seems like these sightings should be
>>qualified at least with a description (solid black neck, no white tip on
>>the bill, etc.) and a photograph if possible. I'd hate to miss out on an
>>actual sighting nearby because somebody's report made it sound as though
>>they just saw a dark Horned Grebe in breeding plumage and reported it
>>incorrectly!
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>Date: Fri, 27 Mar 2015 19:44:44 -0400
>From: Leslie Sours
>Subject: Wilson's Snipe at Battelle Darby
>
>Battelle Darby MP is loaded with Wilson's Snipe today, with most flushed
>from the recently burned area of the Teal Trail. The most seen at once
>was about 35, then counting became difficult as they were flushing
>everywhere, flying and re-landing. I am guessing there are well over 100
>birds in just the burned area. There were also a dozen or so in the
>fields to the right and left of the pull-in for the air strip, in the
>puddles right by the road. Those did not flush even when I walked to
>within 12 feet, allowing close observation of feeding, walking, pumping,
>and their amazing ability to hide in plain view. There was also a decent
>variety of waterfowl including Blue-winged Teal seen in the field across
>the road from the airstrip. A Bald Eagle flew low over the wetland and
>pond, leaving no doubt about the number of ducks in there.
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>Date: Fri, 27 Mar 2015 20:31:55 -0400
>From: dkmyles
>Subject: Wilson Snipes Ottawa Co
>
>We stopped at the Boss Unit located north of Oak Harbor on Benton-Carrol
>road this evening. We saw 5 Wilson Snipes just below the viewing
>platform. FOY.
>
>--
>Kim and Dave Myles
>Oak Harbor
>Ottawa County
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Subject: Lorain County - Sandhills and more
Date: Sat Mar 28 2015 8:30 am
From: spencerryan AT windstream.net
 
Unexpected surprises yesterday!

2 Sandhill Cranes in North Ridgeville in corn field at intersection of Center Ridge and Race Road. They are very light brown, no grey at all. Literally 20 feet from the road.

Also, in Avon Lake there is a very small pond at the intersection of Moorewood and Canterbury. I picked up my daughter at school and couldn't drive by this pond without getting out, and I'm really glad I did. Redhead, Greater Scaup, Canvasback and Hooded Merganzer all on this tiny neighborhood pond! Easy to view and fun experience for kiddos!!

Spencer A Ryan, JD, RPLU
Ryan-St. Marie Insurance Agency
123 Reaser Court
Elyria, OH 44035
440-322-3200 Office
440-653-0982 Cell

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Subject: Evening Grosbeak at Mohican SP
Date: Sat Mar 28 2015 8:09 am
From: lmsours AT ameritech.net
 
For the  Columbus Avids ... The bird was back from. 8:52 to 8:58. Come on back if any of you missed it. 

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Subject: Waterthrush in Vinton County
Date: Sat Mar 28 2015 8:08 am
From: Ben.Crow AT communitybancshares.com
 
Heard the welcome sound of a Louisiana Waterthrush singing this morning along Siverly Creek in Swan Township.

Semper Aves
Ben Crow

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Subject: Snow Geese Metzger Marsh
Date: Sat Mar 28 2015 7:13 am
From: elfin_skimmer AT hotmail.com
 
Adam Blank reports a flock of 40+ Snow Geese at Metzger Marsh right now, Lucas County 


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Subject: Wilson Snipes Ottawa Co
Date: Fri Mar 27 2015 19:33 pm
From: dkmyles AT amplex.net
 
We stopped at the Boss Unit located north of Oak Harbor on Benton-Carrol
road this evening. We saw 5 Wilson Snipes just below the viewing
platform. FOY.

--
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Oak Harbor
Ottawa County

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Subject: Wilson's Snipe at Battelle Darby
Date: Fri Mar 27 2015 18:45 pm
From: lmsours AT ameritech.net
 
Battelle Darby MP is loaded with Wilson's Snipe today, with most flushed from the recently burned area of the Teal Trail. The most seen at once was about 35, then counting became difficult as they were flushing everywhere, flying and re-landing. I am guessing there are well over 100 birds in just the burned area. There were also a dozen or so in the fields to the right and left of the pull-in for the air strip, in the puddles right by the road. Those did not flush even when I walked to within 12 feet, allowing close observation of feeding, walking, pumping, and their amazing ability to hide in plain view.  There was also a decent variety of waterfowl including Blue-winged Teal seen in the field across the road from the airstrip. A Bald Eagle flew low over the wetland and pond, leaving no doubt about the number of ducks in there. 


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Subject: Eared Grebes vs. Horned Grebes
Date: Fri Mar 27 2015 16:43 pm
From: 0000011d691e7d02-dmarc-request AT listserv.miamioh.edu
 
I've been thinking the same thing too, James. With the Horned Grebes molting in different stages now, there have been a LOT of mis-IDs and I would hate to miss out on an actual sighting simply because of being overly skeptical about all of the postings. It's a good lesson to pay close attention to what bird is in front of you instead of just saying what you think it was and copying down what it says in a field guide as your justification for the ID. 

> On Mar 27, 2015, at 3:46 PM, James Muller wrote:
>
> I've noticed posts on this listserv, on eBird, and on Facebook reporting Eared Grebes recently. Eared Grebe is very uncommon in Ohio (I've never seen one) so it seems like these sightings should be qualified at least with a description (solid black neck, no white tip on the bill, etc.) and a photograph if possible. I'd hate to miss out on an actual sighting nearby because somebody's report made it sound as though they just saw a dark Horned Grebe in breeding plumage and reported it incorrectly!
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Subject: Eared Grebes vs. Horned Grebes
Date: Fri Mar 27 2015 14:48 pm
From: jrmuller12+birding AT gmail.com
 
I've noticed posts on this listserv, on eBird, and on Facebook reporting Eared Grebes recently. Eared Grebe is very uncommon in Ohio (I've never seen one) so it seems like these sightings should be qualified at least with a description (solid black neck, no white tip on the bill, etc.) and a photograph if possible. I'd hate to miss out on an actual sighting nearby because somebody's report made it sound as though they just saw a dark Horned Grebe in breeding plumage and reported it incorrectly!

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Subject: Big Island Gulling and scope opine needed.
Date: Fri Mar 27 2015 14:46 pm
From: sjlarue1 AT gmail.com
 
The Gulls are taking over Big Island Wildlife Area!  :-D. There are so many
mostly Ring-billed Gulls (I did spy a few Bonnies) that it looked like snow
flurries along LaRue-Prospect. Lots of ducks and a few Grebes as well.

Cross posting the following to reach everyone.
Also due to a gift from my employer, I need some opines on these three
scopes. Having issues finding reviews of these three brands that are not
sponsored.

These three would be free for me, so I don't care about cost. I was
wondering if anyone has used one, two, or all three...I already have a
Celestron, and I am pretty comfortable with the quality of it...but does
anyone have any info on the Barska or Leupoid?
Barska - Naturescape 20-60 x 80 Spotting Scope VS Celestron - Ultima 80
20-60x Spotting Scope and Leupold SX-1 Ventana 20-60x80mm Spotting Scope

These are all straight through model scopes, and the only ones available to
me...so I can't get one of the higher priced models.

Thanks in advance.

Happy Birding, and God Bless!

Steve J

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Subject: Hoover office grebes and loon
Date: Fri Mar 27 2015 14:40 pm
From: EMStierhoff AT columbus.gov
 

I just got into my car and saw 1 pied-billed,1 horned and 1 eared grebe along with 1 common loon in the small Cove next to the office parking lot.

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Subject: Feeding Frenzy at Great Egret Marsh Preserve (Ottawa County)
Date: Fri Mar 27 2015 12:28 pm
From: tbaranowski AT tnc.org
 
Yesterday while walking The Nature Conservancy's Great Egret Marsh Preserve on West Harbor there were approximately 200 ring-billed and herring gulls and 30 or more crows feeding in a small area of the (soon-to-be reforested) 55-acre agriculture field. It's likely that they were feeding on earthworms brought to the surface by saturated soils (snow melt and recent rains) and boy did they make a ruckus when two bald eagles repeatedly flew overhead. Bald eagles are almost as common a site as Canada geese in the coastal marshes and I have seldom walked the preserve without seeing at least one (nature.org/greategretmarsh).

Also at the preserve were a pair each of mute swans and trumpeter swans in the large marsh unit. It was a great side-by-side comparison of their physical differences and I was surprised to see them within 50 yards of one another on the eve of breeding season. Some other notables observed were: common mergansers, bufflehead, mallard, Canada geese, and several great egrets on the West Harbor. There are still nice groups of diving ducks in the vicinity, with a report of several hundred red heads on Middle Harbor earlier this week. The marshes are ice-free so viewing opportunities are plentiful!

Tara B.
Ottawa County

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Subject: New and updated Ohio eBird Hotspots
Date: Fri Mar 27 2015 8:01 am
From: ken.ostermiller AT gmail.com
 
​Here are updates on eBird hotspots and several new hotspots set up this
week.

Caesar Creek State Park in Warren and Clinton counties has been updated
with maps and descriptions of each hotspot in the state park.
http://ohioebirdhotspots.wikispaces.com/Caesar+Creek+State+…


Berlin Lake in Portage, Stark, and Mahoning counties has been updated with
maps and descriptions of each hotspot.
http://ohioebirdhotspots.wikispaces.com/Berlin+Lake

Hocking County
Clear Creek Metropark--Creekside Meadows Trail
http://ohioebirdhotspots.wikispaces.com/Clear+Creek+Metropa…


Portage County
Berlin Lake Wildlife Area
http://ohioebirdhotspots.wikispaces.com/Berlin+Lake
Fewtown Rd.
http://ohioebirdhotspots.wikispaces.com/Fewtown+Road
Lake Rockwell--Lake Rockwell Rd.
http://ohioebirdhotspots.wikispaces.com/Lake+Rockwell

Stark County
Lake Cable
http://ohioebirdhotspots.wikispaces.com/Lake+Cable

Wood County
Black Swamp Preserve
http://ohioebirdhotspots.wikispaces.com/Black+Swamp+Preserve
​Ken Ostermiller
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Subject: White-winged Crossbill and Long-eared Owl, Lake County, 3/26
Date: Thu Mar 26 2015 18:52 pm
From: jpogacnik AT adelphia.net
 
I had a couple good birds in my North Perry yard, white-winged crossbill and
long-eared owl. The white-winged crossbill showed up this morning with a
group of house finches. It dropped down to the feeders for about 5 seconds
before being scared off by a cardinal. It flew up into the white pines and
never came back down. It never reappeared. It was a female plumaged bird.



This afternoon I was alerted to the long-eared owl by a group of crows that
were harassing it. Originally there were also a number of chickadees in the
area. The crows chased the bird from conifer to conifer. I viewed it from
a distance and the bird kept trying to get into the densest part of the
trees. I left the bird go and did even attempt to get any photos because
the crows were harassing it so much. About an hour later I went out and
heard no crows and saw no sign of the owl.



John Pogacnik

4765 Lockwood Road

Perry, OH 44081




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Subject: great egret, Columbus
Date: Thu Mar 26 2015 18:04 pm
From: robthorn AT earthlink.net
 
I had 2 Great Egrets sitting on snags at the bay by Galena on Tuesday Mar 24.  They were probably frustrated by the high water, and it doesn't sound like they stuck around or Tom D. would've mentioned them.

Rob Thorn


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>To: OHIO-BIRDS AT LISTSERV.MIAMIOH.EDU
>Subject: Re: [Ohio-birds] great egret, Columbus
>
>Hello Ohio Birders,
>
>Sorry for the tardy post, but on Monday just before 8 am I observed a great egret along a stretch of the Scioto River alongside Interstate 670 about 1/2 mile west of the interchange with state route 315. The bird was not there when I returned along the same route seven hours later. (I suspect in another few weeks most determined Ohio yearlisters will have notched a great egret but it is a very early date for one in central Ohio. I don't recollect ever having seen an egret standing beside an ice floe.)
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