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30 May: @ 22:45:10  Optics Fling 2016 [richard banish]
30 May: @ 21:37:30  Wooster Memorial Park, Wayne Co. [Randy Rowe]
30 May: @ 18:02:35  Scioto Audubon & Grove,5-30: no migrants [rob thorn]
30 May: @ 07:13:29  Stow, Summit cty. [Dave Lewis]
29 May: @ 19:45:27  Hoover Nature preserve, Delaware County [Charles Bombaci]
29 May: @ 06:43:54 Re: Empty Hummingbird Feeders? Lorain County [Jean Kuns]
28 May: @ 21:53:38  Lake Snowden, SE Ohio: Common Gallinule [Stefan Gleissberg]
28 May: @ 20:08:13  SlateRun-to-ChesnutRidge,5-28:SandhillCranes,fewMigrants [rob thorn]
28 May: @ 18:34:15 Re: Empty Hummingbird Feeders? Lorain County [Katrina Heinzen]
28 May: @ 18:25:37 Re: Empty Hummingbird Feeders? Lorain County [Erik Bruder]
28 May: @ 17:24:36 Re: Empty Hummingbird Feeders? Lorain County [Andrew Haninger]
28 May: @ 11:50:21 Re: Empty Hummingbird Feeders? Lorain County [Joe Faulkner]
28 May: @ 11:12:18  Migration not over in Geauga Co. [Nancy Obryan]
28 May: @ 08:40:17  Empty Hummingbird Feeders? Lorain County [Spencer Ryan]
28 May: @ 08:17:42 Re: Common nighthawks Wednesday evening over Cuyahoga Falls. [Bill Whan]
27 May: @ 19:43:33  Common nighthawks Wednesday evening over Cuyahoga Falls. [Ken Thompson]
27 May: @ 19:24:24 Re: White-winged Dove Delaware County [Adri L.]
27 May: @ 15:55:07  Dark-eyed Juncos at West Creek Reservation [Kurt Grenig]
27 May: @ 12:52:02  Ira Road, CVNP Summit [Dave Lewis]
27 May: @ 12:41:39  Fwd: FW: [Ohio-birds] Museum birding [Bill Whan]
27 May: @ 10:43:29  Yellow-billed cuckoo, Sippo Lake, Stark Co. [Terry Sponseller]
27 May: @ 10:03:10  Museum Birding and more [Roger Troutman]
27 May: @ 08:22:01  Museum birding [Bill Whan]
26 May: @ 16:36:50  Blendon Woods Metro Park Columbus [Bob and Elaine McNulty]
26 May: @ 15:32:44  White-winged Dove Delaware County [Adri L.]
26 May: @ 10:24:27  New Ohio eBird Hotspots and Birding Drives are active [Ken Ostermiller]
26 May: @ 09:14:05  Connecticut Warbler, Lake Erie Bluffs, Lake County 5/26 [John Pogacnik]
26 May: @ 07:10:08  L Hope Zaleski SF-31 Warblers [Bruce Simpson]
25 May: @ 16:30:18  Whimbrels [Doreene Linzell]
25 May: @ 16:11:16  Whimbrels [Doreene Linzell]
25 May: @ 14:10:48  Common loon spotted at Cuyahoga Valley NP [Gus Lanese]
25 May: @ 13:59:28  Whimbrels - Wilderness Rd [Doreene Linzell]
25 May: @ 10:22:08  Magee female Connecticut and female Hooded [Coy, Patrick G.]
25 May: @ 10:04:37  Lake Erie Bluffs, Lake County, 5/25 [John Pogacnik]
25 May: @ 09:57:59  Lawrence Woods SNP and a small Out of State Query [Steve Jones]
25 May: @ 06:52:28  A Balloon's Journey To Magee Marsh East Beach [robert lane]
24 May: @ 09:29:19  Zach 200!!! [Eric Elvert]
24 May: @ 08:01:30  Connecticut Warbler - Hills and Dales Metropark in Dayton (Montgomery County) [Kevin Myers]
23 May: @ 20:02:38  Date omitted - May 25 at 7 PM [Sandra Buckles]
23 May: @ 19:05:54  Join us inn Geauga for a special student presentation [Sandra Buckles]
23 May: @ 15:45:07  ChristmasRocksSNP,5-22 [rob thorn]
23 May: @ 14:11:48  Merger Marsh Ruddy Turnstones [sul4732 .]
23 May: @ 12:20:43  Owl morning [Ken Andrews]
23 May: @ 10:44:18  Ashtabula Co. on 5/22 [Craig Holt]
23 May: @ 09:38:18  Clark County - Bell's Vireo [Doug Overacker]
22 May: @ 19:06:27  Lawrence Woods SNP-Hardin Co. [Steve Jones]
22 May: @ 19:01:36  Blendon Woiods Metro Park-15 Warblers [Simpson, Bruce]
22 May: @ 18:50:25  Sora at West Creek Reservation wetlands [Ken Andrews]
22 May: @ 16:12:37  Blendon Woods Metro Park Columbus [Bob and Elaine McNulty]
22 May: @ 15:07:11  ONWR - Marbled Godwit [Erik Bruder]





Subject: Optics Fling 2016
Date: Mon May 30 2016 22:45 pm
From: busterjoy80 AT hotmail.com
 
Interested in purchasing some optics?
This Friday and Saturday would be a good

time to check out all the optics you could imagine

side-by-side and support a local business.

Time & Optics is hosting the Fourth Annual Optics

Fling.

Field trips to see LOTS of cool birds -

trips include Mohican, Killbuck and Funk, Leihley Hill,

Wilderness Center, local farms...

Richard Crossley will be there to talk with guests, sign books

and lead trips.

Target birds include - Barn Owls (guaranteed!), Blue Grosbeaks,

Bobolinks, Lark Sparrows, Sandhill Cranes, Warblers, cliff Swallow

colonies numbering into hundreds and more....

Stop by and say Hello!

Buster

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Subject: Wooster Memorial Park, Wayne Co.
Date: Mon May 30 2016 21:37 pm
From: rowe926 AT gmail.com
 
Wooster Memorial Park is a 300+ acre wooded park west of Wooster in Wayne
Co. Most of the park is fully wooded with deep ravines, but there are two
sizeable meadow areas. I have done breeding bird surveys there for nearly
10 years. To begin the 2016 census, this morning, from 6:30-11am, I walked
most of the park and tallied the following 32 species and numbers, detected
by sight or sound. Randy Rowe, Wooster

Great blue heron - 1
Chimney swift - 1
Ruby-throated hummingbird - 2
Red-bellied woodpecker - 2
Acadian flycatcher - 12
E. wood pewee - 5
Blue jay - 3
Common crow - 4
Tufted titmouse - 5
White-breasted nuthatch - 3
Wood thrush - 4
Robin - 7
Catbird - 4
Red-eyed vireo - 12
Yellow-throated vireo - 2
Common yellowthroat - 3
Blue-winged warbler - 3
Cerulean warbler - 2
American redstart - 1
Louisiana waterthrush - 2
Hooded warbler - 9
Scarlet tanager - 1
Cardinal - 7
Indigo bunting - 8
Field sparrow - 4
Henslow's sparrow - 1
Song sparrow - 5
E. towhee - 1
American goldfinch - 3
Red-winged blackbird - 5
Common grackle - 3
E. meadowlark - 1

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Subject: Scioto Audubon & Grove,5-30: no migrants
Date: Mon May 30 2016 18:02 pm
From: robthorn AT earthlink.net
 
Migrants were virtually absent from these two migrant traps along the Scioto River south of downtown Columbus today.  We spent an hour hiking around Scioto Audubon, then tooled down to spend another hour down at Scioto Grove.  Both had plenty of resident birds, including:

Great Egrets - at least 2 were hanging around the bay at Scioto Audubon
Spotted Sandpipers - singles were along the river at each park; nesting is possible at either
Osprey - the old impound lot nest is active at Scioto Audubon, with 2 adults attending
Pileated Woodpecker - at least one was near the overlooks at Scioto Grove
Flycatchers - lots of Wood Pewees at both parks; Scioto Audubon also had 3-4 Willow Flycatchers in the fields north of the GIAC. Both parks also had 1-2 Great Crested Flycatchers and E.Kingbirds
Vireos - Scioto Audubon was heavy on the Warbling (5-6), while Scioto Grove majored in Red-eyed (5-6)
Swallows - both parks had good swallow diversity, with Tree, Rough-winged, Barn, & Cliff. Scioto Grove also had a few Banks foraging over the river.
Thrushes - the only ones around were 3-4 singing Wood Thrushes in the riparian woods at Scioto Grove
Mimids - Catbirds were abundant at both parks, while Grove also had a singing Brown Thrasher.
Warblers - both parks had singing Yellow Warblers and Prothonotaries, though Grove had 3-4 of the latter. Both parks also had singing Common Yellowthroats
Tanager - only one Scarlet was singing in the riparian forest at Scioto Grove
Grosbeaks&Buntings - Indigos were common at both sites, and Grove had 2 singing Rose-br.Grosbeaks
Sparrows - Fields were common at Scioto Grove, which also still had a singing Vesper Sparrow
Orioles - a few Baltimores were at both parks, and both also had singing Orchard Orioles

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Subject: Stow, Summit cty.
Date: Mon May 30 2016 7:13 am
From: Loopyonetwo AT gmail.com
 
2 new yard birds this morning. I had a Rose-breasted Grosbeak singing like crazy, then I heard a very loud woodpecker call. I looked out of my window and a Pileated was at the top of a snag.

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Subject: Hoover Nature preserve, Delaware County
Date: Sun May 29 2016 19:45 pm
From: cbombaci AT att.net
 
  Today we launched the H.M.S. Hoover for the year's maiden voyage. We monitored sections of my Prothonotary Warbler nest box trail up Big Walnut Creek and Little Walnut Creek. One of our goals was to look for individuals that had been banded both last year and this year and to locate individuals that had yet to be banded. Trying to get a correct reading of four colored leg bands on a foraging Prothonotary Warbler will test your skills. We located 39 Prothonotary Warblers, many of which wore our exquisite colored jewelry. We did have success in locating some individuals that Dr. Tonra's eager and energetic graduate assistants will now try to catch in their mist nets.
In 2015 forty-seven PROWs were banded and so far in 2016 an additional fifty have been mist netted and banded. If you visit the Hoover Nature Preserve look for Prothonotary Warblers with their colored leg bands. Also in 2015 twenty-five individuals had geolocators attached as part of a project to monitor their migration movements with the goal to determine their movements to and from their breeding and wintering territories. The study will enable science to better protect their habitat at both the breeding and wintering territories. Loss of habitat is a material factor in the 40 percent decline of the species numbers since the 1960's. To date 7 of the 25 geolocators have been recovered.
The day was not restricted to Prothonotary Warblers as we observed a good variety of species during our travels. Red-headed Woodpeckers are having another banner year as we observed quite a few along both creeks. Green Herons were also present in good numbers, but the plum was found during the afternoon as we located a nesting pair of Brown Creepers. We watched them bring food to the nest site, located under loose bark on an old Cottonwood Tree. You could slightly see part of the hammock shaped nest through the opening in the tree bark.
The nesting Bald Eagles are doing well. An adult was at the nest with two juveniles.
Charlie BombaciHoover Nature PreserveDelaware County

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Subject: Empty Hummingbird Feeders? Lorain County
Date: Sun May 29 2016 6:43 am
From: jeanlkuns AT gmail.com
 
I have flying squirrels that visit my feeders regularly but I've never seen them go to the hummingbird feeders.      Raccoons do love the nectar and have climbed up the downspouts to get on the roof in an attempt to get to the feeders.  They are still feeding babies so they will go to great lengths to get to any food source.



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> On May 28, 2016, at 6:09 PM, Andrew Haninger wrote:
>
> I wonder if it could be sugar gliders. The nocturnal squirrels are
> supposedly more common than eastern grays.
>
> Andy
>> On May 28, 2016 09:40, "Spencer Ryan" wrote:
>>
>> My hummingbird feeders were full when I went to bed last night, empty this
>> morning. Feeders are up 6 feet. Unlikely deer drinking it, right? We have
>> more deer in our city than people, so I suppose it's a possibility. Feeders
>> are on a 2x2 foot platform on top of a 4x4 inch post. I wouldn't think
>> raccoons could climb around the platform. Maybe? What possible nocturnal
>> critters are emptying my feeders? I can't stop them if I don't know what
>> they are!! What am I missing here?
>>
>> Spencer A Ryan
>>
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Subject: Lake Snowden, SE Ohio: Common Gallinule
Date: Sat May 28 2016 21:53 pm
From: stefan AT gleissberg.org
 
I was birding the paths south and north of Lake Snowden dam in Athens County this morning, with more than 50 species in four and a half hours. 

http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S29951683

A highlight were a Common Gallinule (flagged as rare in eBird) in a small patch of reed and willow just as you walk up the grassy path to the dam. I had good close looks from the top of the dam, and could see the birds red shield and bill with yellow tip, white flank stripe, the giant green feet with widened toes that were red at their upper end.

Another surprise was a Common Loon. It was swimming quite close to the dam, apparently avoiding the fisher boats farther out, and allowing good views and some pictures. It was not in adult breeding plumage.

A Willow Flycatcher was making an impression near the parking area at the Hocking College Fish Hatchery, singing in plain view from a power line. A Double-crested Cormorant flew over. A Purple Martin was repeatedly dropping a rather large prey item (maybe a cicada?), then catching it again while flying. A singing Yellow-breasted Chat was graciously allowing unobstructed views and some pictures.

Keep birding
Stefan


Dr. Stefan Gleissberg
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Subject: SlateRun-to-ChesnutRidge,5-28:SandhillCranes,fewMigrants
Date: Sat May 28 2016 20:08 pm
From: robthorn AT earthlink.net
 
Lots of singing, but few obvious migrants out in these 2 MetroParks southeast of Columbus this morning.  I hiked part of the wetlands and the 5-Oaks trail at Slate Run, and did the Ridge-Homesite trails loop at Chesnut Ridge, and also stopped at several places along Little Walnut Creek (Waterloo, Ashworth Bridge, Bareis Preserve).  Notable birds included:

GreenHeron - 1 was in the small wooded pond east of the Slate Run wetland parking lot.
Sandhill Cranes - a pair was at the southern edge of the SlateRun wetlands. Others reported a baby with them, but I couldn't confirm this.
BarredOwl - 1 juvenile calling along the Maple Loop at Slate Run (staff have seen 1-2 for a week now)
AmerKestrel - a pair have set up a territory at Bareis Preserve
Hummingbirds - common for a change, with 1-3 birds at every stop

Flycatchers - WoodPewees abundant, especially at Slate Run; Acadians were common only in the forested areas. 4+ Willows were at Bareis. Great Cresteds were in many locations

Vireos - Red-eyed were abundant at Slate Run & ChesnutRidge, while Warbling were more common at the Little Walnut Parks. The only Yellow-throated was at Chesnut Ridge.

Thrushes - 2 Swainson's were still lingering at Chesnut Ridge, while Wood Thrushes were widespread
Mimids - singing Brown Thrashers were at Bareis and the Slate Run Wetland

Warblers - Knetuckies were big news, with 4 singing birds at Slate Run and another at Chesnut Ridge. Hoodeds were also spread between these 2 parks as well. Also had Parula, Yellows, Yellow-throated, and Common Yellowthroats. The only possible migrants were AmericanRedstarts at Waterloo and at Slate Run. 3 Louisiana Waterthrushes were still singing along the ravine creeks on the 5Oaks trail at Slate Run.

Tanagers - only Scarlets, with 2 at SlateRun, 3 at Chesnut Ridge, and 1 at Ashworth Bridge
Buntings,Grosbeaks - singing Rose-br.Grosbeaks were at Bareis and at Chesnut Ridge. Indigo Buntings were at many different locations.
Orioles - Orchards were at many different locations, while the only Baltimores were along L.Walnut Creek

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Subject: Empty Hummingbird Feeders? Lorain County
Date: Sat May 28 2016 18:34 pm
From: katrina.heinzen AT gmail.com
 
It's Saturday, but I've been teaching all day and haven't turned it off
yet... Andrew... Southern flying squirrels are what you mean rather than
sugar gliders, right? The sugar gliders are superficially quite similar
looking to our flying squirrels but are marsupials in Australia.

And yes, the flying squirrels are out there in great numbers though rarely
seen. I know they eat fruit among other things, so nectar does not seem
like much of a stretch.

On Sat, May 28, 2016 at 6:09 PM, Andrew Haninger wrote:

> I wonder if it could be sugar gliders. The nocturnal squirrels are
> supposedly more common than eastern grays.
>
> Andy
> On May 28, 2016 09:40, "Spencer Ryan" wrote:
>
> > My hummingbird feeders were full when I went to bed last night, empty
> this
> > morning. Feeders are up 6 feet. Unlikely deer drinking it, right? We
> have
> > more deer in our city than people, so I suppose it's a possibility.
> Feeders
> > are on a 2x2 foot platform on top of a 4x4 inch post. I wouldn't think
> > raccoons could climb around the platform. Maybe? What possible
> nocturnal
> > critters are emptying my feeders? I can't stop them if I don't know what
> > they are!! What am I missing here?
> >
> > Spencer A Ryan
> >
> > Sent from my iPhone
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Subject: Empty Hummingbird Feeders? Lorain County
Date: Sat May 28 2016 18:25 pm
From: erik.bruder AT gmail.com
 
Probably flying squirrels.  Sugar gliders are found in Australia, Indonesia, and New Guinea.  I've seen flying squirrels at my sunflower and peanut feeders.

Erik Bruder
Bay Village



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> On May 28, 2016, at 9:40 AM, Spencer Ryan wrote:
>
> My hummingbird feeders were full when I went to bed last night, empty this morning. Feeders are up 6 feet. Unlikely deer drinking it, right? We have more deer in our city than people, so I suppose it's a possibility. Feeders are on a 2x2 foot platform on top of a 4x4 inch post. I wouldn't think raccoons could climb around the platform. Maybe? What possible nocturnal critters are emptying my feeders? I can't stop them if I don't know what they are!! What am I missing here?
>
> Spencer A Ryan
>
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Subject: Empty Hummingbird Feeders? Lorain County
Date: Sat May 28 2016 17:24 pm
From: ahaning AT gmail.com
 
I wonder if it could be sugar gliders. The nocturnal squirrels are
supposedly more common than eastern grays.

Andy
On May 28, 2016 09:40, "Spencer Ryan" wrote:

> My hummingbird feeders were full when I went to bed last night, empty this
> morning. Feeders are up 6 feet. Unlikely deer drinking it, right? We have
> more deer in our city than people, so I suppose it's a possibility. Feeders
> are on a 2x2 foot platform on top of a 4x4 inch post. I wouldn't think
> raccoons could climb around the platform. Maybe? What possible nocturnal
> critters are emptying my feeders? I can't stop them if I don't know what
> they are!! What am I missing here?
>
> Spencer A Ryan
>
> Sent from my iPhone
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Subject: Empty Hummingbird Feeders? Lorain County
Date: Sat May 28 2016 11:50 am
From: joeinthewoods AT gmail.com
 
Invest in a trail cam and you'll find out.  We have learned some interesting things about night critters out here in the Perry county woods.   Have photos of a fox taking a dead chicken that I left out to be recycled.  Others have gotten a bobcat.  Maybe it's vampire bats.  


Joe Faulkner
Somerset, Ohio
Perry county
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> On May 28, 2016, at 9:40 AM, Spencer Ryan wrote:
>
> My hummingbird feeders were full when I went to bed last night, empty this morning. Feeders are up 6 feet. Unlikely deer drinking it, right? We have more deer in our city than people, so I suppose it's a possibility. Feeders are on a 2x2 foot platform on top of a 4x4 inch post. I wouldn't think raccoons could climb around the platform. Maybe? What possible nocturnal critters are emptying my feeders? I can't stop them if I don't know what they are!! What am I missing here?
>
> Spencer A Ryan
>
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Subject: Migration not over in Geauga Co.
Date: Sat May 28 2016 11:12 am
From: nancy.obryan AT hotmail.com
 
I had been wondering where the Common Yellow Throats were. A couple stopped by a few weeks ago but didn't stay. We usually have three or four breeding pairs near here (Russell). I finally heard one yesterday. I saw one and heard more this morning. It is strange to have the Willow Flycatchers back before the Yellow Throats.

Other migrants Friday included a male Wood Duck, a Wood Thrush (h--first one that I have heard near here this spring), Cedar Waxwings, Red-Eyed Vireos (h--first ones that I have heard near here this spring), Kingbirds, Willow Flycatchers, and Dark-Eyed Juncos.

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Subject: Empty Hummingbird Feeders? Lorain County
Date: Sat May 28 2016 8:40 am
From: spencerryan AT windstream.net
 
My hummingbird feeders were full when I went to bed last night, empty this morning. Feeders are up 6 feet. Unlikely deer drinking it, right?  We have more deer in our city than people, so I suppose it's a possibility. Feeders are on a 2x2 foot platform on top of a 4x4 inch post.  I wouldn't think raccoons could climb around the platform.  Maybe?  What possible nocturnal critters are emptying my feeders?  I can't stop them if I don't know what they are!!  What am I missing here?

Spencer A Ryan

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Subject: Common nighthawks Wednesday evening over Cuyahoga Falls.
Date: Sat May 28 2016 8:17 am
From: billwhan AT columbus.rr.com
 
On 5/27/2016 8:43 PM, Ken Thompson wrote:
> At least 2 common nighthawks were calling & diving above the
> intersection of Broad Blvd & 2nd St, Cuyahoga Falls, 25 May ~7PM.
> Ken Thompson Silver Lake, OH

The decline in nighthawk numbers is being noticed everywhere. The fall
flocks, formerly numerous, are especially pathetic in numbers. Here are
remarks for central Ohio:
"Spring migrant flocks tend to number in the dozens at best, moving at
higher altitudes than in fall. Usually arrives by 5-10 May. Very early
local records come from 4/16/1899 (OSUM specimen #882), 4/18/2011 (fide
M. Skinner) and 4/19/1985 (OC 8(1):23); Trautman (MS OSUM 5/6/1963)
reported a “large flight” in Columbus 4/26/1963; judging by what he
writes elsewhere (1940:281) this may have involved ~25 seen during the
day. The highest twilight counts of fall movements usually come from
late August-early September, and include a description of circle-soaring
by “at least several thousand” over the OSU campus 9/3/1968 (Mueller
1970), 3000+ on 9/3/1976 (Thomson 1983:206), and ~2500 on 9/3/1992 (OC
16(1):21). [[what's magic about 3 Sept?]] Later in fall, 224 migrants
were observed over Clintonville 10/3/2006 (OC 30(1):20). One entered
the OSU campus’s main library on 10/22/1965 (WCB 11:46). Late records
were two in Columbus 11/5/2015 (OC 39(1):17) and one seen and heard
calling on 11/20/1975 at High St. and Morse Rd. (J. Stahl, WCB
1(20-21):42)."
I recall eating a picnic lunch with my wife at a remote Ontario park
one September 20 years or so ago, when the nighthawk migration was
underway. Mosquitoes were thick, but so were the nighthawks, some of
which swooped after bugs beneath our picnic table, even between our legs...
Bill Whan

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Subject: Common nighthawks Wednesday evening over Cuyahoga Falls.
Date: Fri May 27 2016 19:43 pm
From: 000002ec82ee436f-dmarc-request AT listserv.miamioh.edu
 
At least 2 common nighthawks were calling & diving above the intersection of Broad Blvd & 2nd St, Cuyahoga Falls, 25 May ~7PM.   Ken Thompson
Silver Lake, OH



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Subject: White-winged Dove Delaware County
Date: Fri May 27 2016 19:24 pm
From: adribirder AT gmail.com
 
The dove was still present today.

If you have any questions please email me, if you emailed me and haven't heard back, then please email me again. My inbox got very full and I may have skipped a few emails.

- Adri

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Subject: Dark-eyed Juncos at West Creek Reservation
Date: Fri May 27 2016 15:55 pm
From: 0000011cdbcdff15-dmarc-request AT listserv.miamioh.edu
 
Came across four Dark-eyed Juncos this morning at West Creek Reservation in Parma, Ohio. Two pairs in separate areas of the park. One of the males was in full courtship displaying and fanning its tail. Thought it was a pretty cool find and hopefully they successfully breed. 

Have a great weekend!
Kurt Grenig

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Subject: Ira Road, CVNP Summit
Date: Fri May 27 2016 12:52 pm
From: Loopyonetwo AT gmail.com
 
Lots of singing birds butt the high light of the day was watching Yellow-billed cuckoos mating!

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Subject: Museum birding
Date: Fri May 27 2016 12:41 pm
From: billwhan AT columbus.rr.com
 
And I am reminded that the sounds of birds that show up in Ohio (and
elsewhere) can be studied at http://BLB.osu.edu . OSU also has an egg
collection that ranks among the top ten in the USA: I and a friend
mostly did the data for more than 10,000 eggs of North America---want to
examine a slaty-backed gull egg? No problem. I can dig up this database
for anyone really interested...
BW

-------- Forwarded Message --------
Subject: FW: [Ohio-birds] Museum birding
Date: Fri, 27 May 2016 16:54:42 +0000
From: Gaunt, Sandra
To: Bill Whan

And you could add the Borror Laboratory of Bioacoustic's sound
collection at the Museum of Biological Diversity. All sounds are on
line with meta data. Address below. Sandy

*************************************************
Sandra L. L. Gaunt Phone Home: 614-876-5829
Borror Laboratory of Bioacoustics Cell: 614-581-1925
Curator, retired 4795 Hayden Blvd
Museum of Biological Diversity Columbus OH 43221
The Ohio State University
1315 Kinnear Rd, Columbus OH 43212-1192

()< o/'o/'o/' BLB web site:
)|) http://BLB.osu.edu
>/ \_
*************************************************

________________________________________
From: Ohio birds [OHIO-BIRDS AT LISTSERV.MIAMIOH.EDU] on behalf of Bill
Whan [billwhan@COLUMBUS.RR.COM]
Sent: Friday, May 27, 2016 9:21 AM
To: OHIO-BIRDS AT LISTSERV.MIAMIOH.EDU
Subject: [Ohio-birds] Museum birding

With the spring migration winding down, some folks might be more
interested in learning about birds by searching the websites of natural
history museums. Some institutions offer photos of specimens, and of
course data about dates, place of collection, etc.
Local birders in Columbus did most of the basic data entry for
the OSU
Museum collections of tetrapods, including birds. After vetting, these
data have been made public on the Web at the idigbio site. To have a
look at the birds, I recommend
https://www.idigbio.org/portal...
. You can search and scroll down through data on 26,079 OSUM bird
specimens. Other collections we helped to catalog include those for
amphibians, reptiles, and mammals; data for insects and fish were
assembled earlier by others and are listed in the catalog.
The Cincinnati Museum Center bird collection is available on
this site
at
https://www.idigbio.org/portal...
. I can't find listings for any from the Cleveland Museum of Natural
History. I hope this collection will be available eventually, as it,
like Cincinnati's, is larger than OSU's.
If some readers consider this merely nerdy, I offer this
anecdote. It
is quite possible to find rare birds in these lists of specimens. I, in
fact, found two new North American species in the OSU collection; an
article about them with photos will appear in Birding magazine soon. I
know there are treasures in the Cincinnati and Cleveland museums: the
Cinci collections include, for example, specimens from Audubon himself
(he worked in the Museum for a while), and a lot of curious old things.
Happy birding in these resources!
Bill Whan
Columbus

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Subject: Yellow-billed cuckoo, Sippo Lake, Stark Co.
Date: Fri May 27 2016 10:43 am
From: tsbs AT neo.rr.com
 
Following up on an ebird report by Carlton Schooley,  we were able to locate a pair of Yellow-billed Cuckoos on the Sippo Lake Trail .  They were in an open area about 20 yards before the trail takes a slight bend to the right and a road with houses is visible to your left.
Terry and Barb Sponseller

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Subject: Museum Birding and more
Date: Fri May 27 2016 10:03 am
From: roger.troutman AT gmail.com
 
Hi all,

Thanks goes to Bill Whan for mentioning the bird database that contains so
much information for both armchair and field birders.

Here is a supplement to his list:

Although there is probably some (much?) overlap among databases, I would
like to specifically mention a couple of more. Duplication not
withstanding the following ones sometime offer alternative ways to query
the the information, for example by county.

HOL - OSU's Insect database Hymenoptera Online

http://hol.osu.edu/

and the OSU Fish Division database which is a subset? of HOL that provides
access to several broad taxa groups not previously mention in Bill's list

http://osuc.biosci.ohio-state.... OSU Fish Division Database

Enjoy!


Roger Troutman
Mansfield, OH

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Subject: Museum birding
Date: Fri May 27 2016 8:22 am
From: billwhan AT columbus.rr.com
 
With the spring migration winding down, some folks might be more
interested in learning about birds by searching the websites of natural
history museums. Some institutions offer photos of specimens, and of
course data about dates, place of collection, etc.
Local birders in Columbus did most of the basic data entry for the OSU
Museum collections of tetrapods, including birds. After vetting, these
data have been made public on the Web at the idigbio site. To have a
look at the birds, I recommend
https://www.idigbio.org/portal...
. You can search and scroll down through data on 26,079 OSUM bird
specimens. Other collections we helped to catalog include those for
amphibians, reptiles, and mammals; data for insects and fish were
assembled earlier by others and are listed in the catalog.
The Cincinnati Museum Center bird collection is available on this site
at
https://www.idigbio.org/portal...
. I can't find listings for any from the Cleveland Museum of Natural
History. I hope this collection will be available eventually, as it,
like Cincinnati's, is larger than OSU's.
If some readers consider this merely nerdy, I offer this anecdote. It
is quite possible to find rare birds in these lists of specimens. I, in
fact, found two new North American species in the OSU collection; an
article about them with photos will appear in Birding magazine soon. I
know there are treasures in the Cincinnati and Cleveland museums: the
Cinci collections include, for example, specimens from Audubon himself
(he worked in the Museum for a while), and a lot of curious old things.
Happy birding in these resources!
Bill Whan
Columbus

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Subject: Blendon Woods Metro Park Columbus
Date: Thu May 26 2016 16:36 pm
From: bob.mcn AT sbcglobal.net
 
Very few migrants remain
Mourning warbler Nature center area
Canada warbler Brookside trail
American redstart lower brookside trail
Blackburnian warbler (heard)

Bob McNulty

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Subject: White-winged Dove Delaware County
Date: Thu May 26 2016 15:32 pm
From: adribirder AT gmail.com
 
The dove was still present today at my feeders. 

If you have any questions you can email me.

- Adri

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Subject: New Ohio eBird Hotspots and Birding Drives are active
Date: Thu May 26 2016 10:24 am
From: ken.ostermiller AT gmail.com
 
​Ohio birders have added several shared bird reporting hotspots to eBird.

http://ohioebirdhotspots.wikis...

New hotspots which have recently been added.



Clinton County

Cowan Lake State Park

http://ohioebirdhotspots.wikispaces.com/Cowan+Lake+State+Park



Hamilton County

Kroger Hills State Reserve

http://ohioebirdhotspots.wikispaces.com/Kroger+Hills+State+Reserve



Ottawa County

Portage River Inlet

http://ohioebirdhotspots.wikispaces.com/Portage+River+Inlet



Vinton County

Zaleski State Forest--Bolster Hollow Rd.

http://ohioebirdhotspots.wikispaces.com/Zaleski+State+Forest--Bolster+Hollow+Road

Zaleski State Forest--Hunt Hollow

http://ohioebirdhotspots.wikispaces.com/Zaleski+State+Forest--Hunt+Hollow

Zaleski State Forest--Mine Hollow Rd.

http://ohioebirdhotspots.wikispaces.com/Zaleski+State+Forest--Mine+Hollow+Road

Zaleski State Forest--Webb Hollow Rd.

http://ohioebirdhotspots.wikispaces.com/Zaleski+State+Forest--Webb+Hollow+Road

Zaleski State Forest--Will Tract

http://ohioebirdhotspots.wikispaces.com/Zaleski+State+Forest--Will+Tract



New Ohio Birding Drives have been added.

http://ohioebirdhotspots.wikispaces.com/Ohio+Birding+Drives

Birding drives are now under development for counties in Ohio with
1000-2000 eBird checklists submitted. Birding and submitting data to eBird
in these counties will help to fill out the record of birds in these
counties.



Auglaize County Birding Drive

http://ohioebirdhotspots.wikispaces.com/Auglaize+County+Birding+Drive



Clinton County Birding Drive

http://ohioebirdhotspots.wikispaces.com/Clinton+County+Birding+Drive



Harrison County Birding Drive

http://ohioebirdhotspots.wikispaces.com/Harrison+County+Birding+Drive



Hocking County Birding Drive

http://ohioebirdhotspots.wikispaces.com/Hocking+County+Birding+Drive



Holmes County Birding Drive

http://ohioebirdhotspots.wikispaces.com/Holmes+County+Birding+Drive



Ross County Birding Drive

http://ohioebirdhotspots.wikispaces.com/Ross+County+Birding+Drive



Tuscarawas County Birding Drive

http://ohioebirdhotspots.wikispaces.com/Tuscarawas+County+Birding+Drive



Vinton County Birding Drive

http://ohioebirdhotspots.wikispaces.com/Vinton+County+Birding+Drive



Birding drives are also being developed for some more popular birding
destinations in the state.



Zaleski State Forest Birding Drive

http://ohioebirdhotspots.wikispaces.com/Zaleski+State+Forest+Birding+Drive



Ken Ostermiller

eBird Hotspot reviewer for Ohio


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Subject: Connecticut Warbler, Lake Erie Bluffs, Lake County 5/26
Date: Thu May 26 2016 9:14 am
From: jpogacnik AT hotmail.com
 
I birded the Lake Erie Bluffs in Lake County this morning. There were 17 species of warblers including a singing Connecticut warbler. It was found in the extreme southwest corner of the big loop trail west of Lane Road. The bird was singing very sparingly and was seen only briefly. It was in a dense stand of honeysuckle. Other birds of note this morning were 5 mourning warblers, all of the flycatchers except olive-sided, and 2,800 waxwings What was interesting was the waxwings were flying west and all of the blue jays were heading east.


Lake Erie Bluffs Metropark--Lane Rd., Lake, Ohio, US
May 26, 2016 6:50 AM - 10:25 AM
Protocol: Traveling
3.0 mile(s)
Comments: There were a lot of birds migrating today. Blue jays were heading east and waxwings west. A late meadowlark was seen flying out over the lake heading west. Warblers other than local breeders were mainly females. Most were high up in the red oak trees that were flowering.
92 species

Canada Goose 41
Red-breasted Merganser 1
Wild Turkey 2
Great Blue Heron 1
Turkey Vulture 34
Osprey 1
Sharp-shinned Hawk 3
Bald Eagle 3
Red-tailed Hawk 3
Semipalmated Plover 3
Killdeer 2
Dunlin 31
Ring-billed Gull 189
Herring Gull 14
Mourning Dove 4
Black-billed Cuckoo 1
Chimney Swift 13
Ruby-throated Hummingbird 2
Belted Kingfisher 1
Red-headed Woodpecker 1
Red-bellied Woodpecker 2
Downy Woodpecker 3
Northern Flicker 2
American Kestrel 1
Eastern Wood-Pewee 3
Yellow-bellied Flycatcher 2
Acadian Flycatcher 4
Alder Flycatcher 2
Willow Flycatcher 13
Least Flycatcher 1
Eastern Phoebe 1
Great Crested Flycatcher 3
Eastern Kingbird 7
Warbling Vireo 12
Philadelphia Vireo 1
Red-eyed Vireo 10
Blue Jay 370 Large numbers of blue jays were migrating east along the lake
American Crow 3
Northern Rough-winged Swallow 41
Purple Martin 9
Tree Swallow 6
Bank Swallow 275
Barn Swallow 5
Black-capped Chickadee 1
Tufted Titmouse 1
White-breasted Nuthatch 2
House Wren 6
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 2
Veery 6
Gray-cheeked Thrush 1
Swainson's Thrush 8
Wood Thrush 14
American Robin 29
Gray Catbird 74
Brown Thrasher 2
Northern Mockingbird 1
European Starling 22
American Pipit 6
Cedar Waxwing 2860 Large numbers of waxwings were moving west along the lake. One flock of 400 and two of 300 were among the flocks counted.
Ovenbird 1
Black-and-white Warbler 1
Tennessee Warbler 1
Nashville Warbler 1
Connecticut Warbler 1 One bird was singing very sparingly in the southwest corner of the Lane Road loop trail. Bird was observed very briefly.
Mourning Warbler 5
Common Yellowthroat 19
American Redstart 35
Magnolia Warbler 4
Bay-breasted Warbler 2
Yellow Warbler 122
Chestnut-sided Warbler 1
Blackpoll Warbler 1
Black-throated Blue Warbler 2
Canada Warbler 3
Wilson's Warbler 2
Yellow-breasted Chat 1
Chipping Sparrow 3
Field Sparrow 2
Song Sparrow 52
Lincoln's Sparrow 2
Swamp Sparrow 4
Eastern Towhee 4
Northern Cardinal 27
Rose-breasted Grosbeak 8
Indigo Bunting 4
Red-winged Blackbird 27
Eastern Meadowlark 1
Common Grackle 12
Brown-headed Cowbird 15
Orchard Oriole 7
Baltimore Oriole 9
House Finch 3


John Pogacnik

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Subject: L Hope Zaleski SF-31 Warblers
Date: Thu May 26 2016 7:10 am
From: nylebruce AT gmail.com
 
Campground-Whip-poor-will 9:19 pm
There are many Cuckoos & Cedar Waxwings flycatching Cicadas They are easily seen in the open
In 3 days the Cicadas sound became deafening
31 Warblers 20 Breeders
Connecticut & Wilson can be found in Hebron Hollow

Go to eBird Hotspots Zaleski State Forest for info on places to Bird & the 20 Breeding Warblers & their specific habitat

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Subject: Whimbrels
Date: Wed May 25 2016 16:30 pm
From: dlinzell611 AT gmail.com
 
The Whimbrels are probably gone. The observers on location saw them take
off and fly towards 95, but, very high. I don't know if they all took off
of not.

Doreene Linzell

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Subject: Whimbrels
Date: Wed May 25 2016 16:11 pm
From: dlinzell611 AT gmail.com
 
The 73 Whimbrels are still present at 5:00 on Wilderness Rd. per Jason
Simonis and Bill Kinkead. There are also a few Black-bellied Plovers
there. Viewing is from the road with a scope.

Doreene Linzell

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Subject: Common loon spotted at Cuyahoga Valley NP
Date: Wed May 25 2016 14:10 pm
From: glanese48 AT gmail.com
 
On Indigo Lake at 2:35 pm.

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Subject: Whimbrels - Wilderness Rd
Date: Wed May 25 2016 13:59 pm
From: dlinzell611 AT gmail.com
 
Jason Simonis is calling with a report of 60 Whimbrels on Wilderness Rd.
about one half mile west of the bridge. The birds are far out and a scope
is absolutely essential. The birds are on private property and MUST be
viewed from the road.

Doreene Linzell

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Subject: Magee female Connecticut and female Hooded
Date: Wed May 25 2016 10:22 am
From: pcoy AT kent.edu
 
Remarkable to even have a female Hooded Warbler at Magee this week but it is just now sharing the same tangle with a female Connecticut Warbler just past post #4. Both Cuckoo are also about and the full gamut of flycatchers.
Patrick Coy
Peninsula, OH



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Subject: Lake Erie Bluffs, Lake County, 5/25
Date: Wed May 25 2016 10:04 am
From: jpogacnik AT hotmail.com
 
I birded the bluffs this morning on the trail and wooded areas west of Lane Road.  There were a lot of waxwings moving west along the lake, none stopped.  there were 16 species of warblers including 7 mournings and a chat.  All of the flycatchers were found including 3 alder and an olive-sided.  There were several kettles of turkey vultures, which were probably locals, but they seemed to attract some hawks.  Hawks found were northern harrier, sharp-shinned, broad-winged, and red-tailed.  A merlin was sighted, but may be nesting locally.



Lake Erie Bluffs Metropark--Lane Rd., Lake, Ohio, US
May 25, 2016 6:45 AM - 10:20 AM
Protocol: Traveling
4.0 mile(s)
99 species

Canada Goose 34
Mallard 2
Double-crested Cormorant 3
American Bittern 2
Turkey Vulture 88
Northern Harrier 1
Sharp-shinned Hawk 1
Bald Eagle 2
Broad-winged Hawk 1
Red-tailed Hawk 7
Killdeer 1
American Woodcock 1
Ring-billed Gull 214
Herring Gull 23
Mourning Dove 5
Black-billed Cuckoo 2
Great Horned Owl 1
Chimney Swift 4
Ruby-throated Hummingbird 3
Belted Kingfisher 1
Red-headed Woodpecker 1
Red-bellied Woodpecker 3
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker 1
Downy Woodpecker 6
Hairy Woodpecker 1
Northern Flicker 4
American Kestrel 1
Merlin 1
Olive-sided Flycatcher 1
Eastern Wood-Pewee 3
Yellow-bellied Flycatcher 2
Acadian Flycatcher 2
Alder Flycatcher 3
Willow Flycatcher 16
Least Flycatcher 2
Eastern Phoebe 1
Great Crested Flycatcher 5
Eastern Kingbird 11
Warbling Vireo 9
Philadelphia Vireo 3
Red-eyed Vireo 17
Blue Jay 233
American Crow 5
Northern Rough-winged Swallow 58
Purple Martin 11
Tree Swallow 15
Bank Swallow 290
Barn Swallow 6
Black-capped Chickadee 3
Tufted Titmouse 1
White-breasted Nuthatch 2
House Wren 12

Sedge Wren 1
Marsh Wren 1
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 2
Veery 8
Gray-cheeked Thrush 2
Swainson's Thrush 15
Wood Thrush 16
American Robin 32
Gray Catbird 78
Brown Thrasher 1
Northern Mockingbird 2
European Starling 35
Cedar Waxwing 1640 Numerous flocks of 40-50+ were heading west along the lake
Ovenbird 1
Blue-winged Warbler 1
Tennessee Warbler 3
Mourning Warbler 7
Common Yellowthroat 31
American Redstart 19
Northern Parula 1
Magnolia Warbler 2
Bay-breasted Warbler 8
Yellow Warbler 115
Chestnut-sided Warbler 2
Blackpoll Warbler 1
Black-throated Blue Warbler 2
Canada Warbler 3
Wilson's Warbler 2
Yellow-breasted Chat 1
Chipping Sparrow 5
Field Sparrow 4
White-crowned Sparrow 6 one group of 6 near the bank swallow overlook
Savannah Sparrow 1
Song Sparrow 47
Lincoln's Sparrow 2
Swamp Sparrow 5
Eastern Towhee 4
Scarlet Tanager 2
Northern Cardinal 19
Rose-breasted Grosbeak 8
Indigo Bunting 9
Red-winged Blackbird 32
Common Grackle 14
Brown-headed Cowbird 22
Orchard Oriole 6
Baltimore Oriole 11
Purple Finch 1
American Goldfinch 31


John Pogacnik

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Subject: Lawrence Woods SNP and a small Out of State Query
Date: Wed May 25 2016 9:57 am
From: sjlarue1 AT gmail.com
 
First Lawrence Woods SNP in Hardin County is still settling into its
springtime pattern. 51 species(mostly heard) with very few if any migrants
remaining. Still worth the walk though.

Yesterday was the first day that female mosquitoes were looking to hook up
with me, but I told them that I was a one woman man, and that they should
just go find a deer somewhere. :-D

List below.

And now the quick query. The family and I are heading up to Niagra Falls US
side, in July, and I was wondering if anyone knows of some good places to
find the eastern US woodland and north coast birds that we don't get
here...I'm plan to go just to Lake Ontario though, not to the coast...so
anywhere between Central Ohio and Lake Ontario north Pennsylvania and New
York.

Thanks much

Steve
Lawrence Woods State Nature Preserve--Woods Boardwalk, Hardin, Ohio, US
May 24, 2016 5:00 PM - 7:31 PM
Protocol: Traveling
2.0 mile(s)
Comments: Submitted from eBird Android 1.2.0-beta3
51 species

Wood Duck 2
Northern Bobwhite 1
Ring-necked Pheasant 5
Turkey Vulture 4
Cooper's Hawk 1
Killdeer 1
Mourning Dove 4
Barred Owl 1
Red-headed Woodpecker 2
Red-bellied Woodpecker 3
Downy Woodpecker 2
Hairy Woodpecker 1
Northern Flicker 5
Pileated Woodpecker 2
Eastern Wood-Pewee 4
Acadian Flycatcher 8
Great Crested Flycatcher 2
Yellow-throated Vireo 6
Red-eyed Vireo 5
Blue Jay 8
American Crow 6
Tree Swallow 20
Barn Swallow 6
Carolina Chickadee 4
Tufted Titmouse 2
White-breasted Nuthatch 3
House Wren 5
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 8
Veery 1
Wood Thrush 6
American Robin 2
Gray Catbird 2
Brown Thrasher 1
European Starling 4
Ovenbird 2
Prothonotary Warbler 1
Common Yellowthroat 6
Yellow Warbler 3
Field Sparrow 15
Song Sparrow 10
Eastern Towhee 4
Scarlet Tanager 3
Northern Cardinal 5
Indigo Bunting 2
Bobolink 8
Red-winged Blackbird 25
Eastern Meadowlark 4
Common Grackle 4
Brown-headed Cowbird 3
Baltimore Oriole 1
American Goldfinch 4

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Subject: A Balloon's Journey To Magee Marsh East Beach
Date: Wed May 25 2016 6:52 am
From: ohiomagpie AT hotmail.com
 
Yesterday morning, Tuesday, at about 9:00AM, I had an hour and a half, last walk of the season, at this Lucas County site. While on my pleasant beach trek, I recorded twenty-five species of birds, the highlight being my first of the year Alder Flycatcher, heard and seen. Other birds of interest were two Ruddy Turnstones, three adult White-crowned Sparrows, a Brown Thrasher, three Eastern Kingbirds, a Swainson's Thrush, and two adult Bald Eagles sitting at the end of the beach, paying no attention to me. During my walk, I retrieved three balloons and their streamer like strings, all entangled in the brush at the top of the beach. One had a message attached, a tribute to Alexandra (May 21, 2006 - July 9, 2006). The message read, "These Balloons were released in honour of Alex's Tenth Birthday. Would you do us the pleasure of letting us know where they landed? Please email where you found Alex's Balloons at alexs3rd@gmail.com". I complied with the location of my find. I then received the message, "Thank you for responding Bob. The balloons were released in Colchester Ontario". A little research showed that Colchester is just west of Point Pelee National Park. So the released balloon would have drifted southwesterly about thirty miles, from the Canada side of Lake Erie to the south shore in Ohio, finally coming to land at East Beach. A straight line path would have passed directly over West Sister Island. It is amazing how far a released balloon can travel before reaching it's final resting place. My wife Denise and my spring visits to the Ottawa-Lucas Area totaled seventeen days this year. 200 bird species were recorded in 2016, down from 205 in 2015. Another spring migration gone by.


Bob Lane / Mahoning County

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Subject: Zach 200!!!
Date: Tue May 24 2016 9:29 am
From: Elvert1980 AT gmail.com
 
Congrats to Chris Zacharias on hitting 200!!!! today in Montgomery co with the Connecticut warbler at hills and dales park in Dayton. He's managed to find, chase down, fight and even sometimes sweet talk 36 out of 37 warbler species in the county. Only one he's missing is the one that eats worms (worm eating). Will he try for 300? Stay tuned from SW Ohio 

Bird On!!!

Eric Elvert
Dayton

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Subject: Connecticut Warbler - Hills and Dales Metropark in Dayton (Montgomery County)
Date: Tue May 24 2016 8:01 am
From: kmyers1 AT udayton.edu
 
A Connecticut Warbler was heard singing, but never seen, this morning
between 7:00 and 7:30 in Hills and Dales Metropark in
Dayton/Kettering/Oakwood.

The bird was initially located west of the boardwalk, opposite the two
benches that face east.

A little later, the bird had moved about 100 feet north, remaining on the
west side of the boardwalk.

Kevin

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Subject: Date omitted - May 25 at 7 PM
Date: Mon May 23 2016 20:02 pm
From: s-buckles AT hotmail.com
 
REMINDER:  Not  just birds are facing  a changing future. Conservation Conversation:  CLIMATE CHANGE - Your Decisions Affect Our FuturePerspectives on Climate ChangeThe Hershey Montessori Farm School 10th grade class will present the findings of their Global Climate Change Study and are looking forward to an active discussion about their findingsMay 25 (Wednesday) from 7-8:30 Free Parking Location:  Kent State Geauga Campus   Clark Commons   14111 Claridon Troy Rd  BurtonLight refreshmentsAdmission:  freeProtect Geauga Parks is proud to have this student presentation - show your support by coming on over!

Sandy Buckles "We must strive to touch the land gently and care for it as true stewards that those who follow us may see our mark on the land was one of respect and love....."( From a trail marker at Settler's Cove, near Ketchikan , Alaska.)Robert B. Oetting
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Subject: Join us inn Geauga for a special student presentation
Date: Mon May 23 2016 19:05 pm
From: s-buckles AT hotmail.com
 
REMINDER:  Not  just birds are facing  a changing future. Conservation Conversation:  CLIMATE CHANGE - Your Decisions Affect Our FuturePerspectives on Climate Change
The Hershey Montessori Farm School 10th grade class will present the findings of their Global Climate Change Study and are looking forward to an active discussion about their findings
Location: Kent State Geauga Campus Clark Commons 14111 Claridon Troy Rd Burton
Time: 7 - 8:30
Light refreshments
Admission: free
Protect Geauga Parks is proud to have this student presentation - show your support by coming on over!
Sandy Buckles "We must strive to touch the land gently and care for it as true stewards that those who follow us may see our mark on the land was one of respect and love....."( From a trail marker at Settler's Cove, near Ketchikan , Alaska.)Robert B. Oetting
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Subject: ChristmasRocksSNP,5-22
Date: Mon May 23 2016 15:45 pm
From: robthorn AT earthlink.net
 
Sorry for the late post, but we've been entertaining visiting relatives.  During the visit, however, we took them on a hike at this newly-opened State Nature Preserve down near Lancaster.  It has a long trail that follows an old logging road up Arney Run for nearly a mile before making two loops up the western ridge of the valley.  The forest is rich here, both in plants and birds, and we had a great hike.  In about 2.5 hours we had

3-4 Yellow-billed Cuckoos
Many WoodPewees & Acadians, fewer Great Cresteds and E.Kingbirds
2 Yellow-throated and 30+ Red-eyed Vireos
10+ Swainsons and 8+ Wood Thrushes
16 warbler species, including Parula, Worm-eating, Tennessee, Magnolia, Chesnut-sided, Black-thr.Blue, Blackburnian, Yellow-throated, Black&White, AmerRedstart, Ovenbirds (many), LaWaterthrush, Kentucky, Hooded, Canada, ComYellowthroat
8-9 Scarlet Tanagers
4-5 Indigo Buntings and 3 Rose-br.grosbeaks

Birds weren't the only treat. There was also a fresh hatch of both Tiger Swallowtails and Spring Azures, and we also had blooming Pink Lady's Slippers.

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Subject: Merger Marsh Ruddy Turnstones
Date: Mon May 23 2016 14:11 pm
From: columbussully AT gmail.com
 
Three Ruddy Turnstones on the beach at 1:00.

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Subject: Owl morning
Date: Mon May 23 2016 12:20 pm
From: Ken.hikes AT hotmail.com
 
I took a hike in Bedford Reservation (Cuyahoga County) this morning in the trails above Hermit's Hollow (west of Overlook Lane). I was hoping for some Hooded Warblers because this area has been good for them and for thrushes in the past. A short distance down the trail I met a male Barred Owl perched in a tree. The owl let out some long "whoooooooos" before flying into the woods.  Very cool!

Later I checked the paved Alexander Road bike path to Sagamore Road and heard another Barred Owl calling across the field in the woods to the west.

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Subject: Ashtabula Co. on 5/22
Date: Mon May 23 2016 10:44 am
From: 0000005e41671c14-dmarc-request AT listserv.miamioh.edu
 
I spent the day in Ashtabula Co. yesterday.  First bird of note was an Am. kestrel along SR 7 in Richmond Twp.  From there I went to Denmark Twp. and was fortunate to see the pair of upland sandpipers on poles along SR 193 just south of Stollaker Rd.  Also in that area were wild turkey, 6 bobolinks, and e. meadowlark.  Next I went to Conneaut harbor.  The gates to the spit are open, then the sand road is well-packed all the way to the spit.  There's a nice-sized pool at the east, it attracted the only migrant shorebirds: semipalmated plover, least sandpiper, and semipalmated sandpiper.  Other Conneaut birds were double-crested cormorants, a couple bald eagles, 6 Bonaparte's Gulls, 3 great black-backed gulls, belted kingfisher, 5 warbling vireos, 75+ bank swallows (active nests seen at big sandpile in industrial part of harbor), tree swallow, barn swallows, gray catbird, yellow warblers, yellow-rumped warbler, and Baltimore oriole.  It was early afternoon by then, I headed to Indian Trails Park at E. 24th St. in Ashtabula.  The pond there was too high for shorebirds, but I did hear warbling vireo and yellow warblers at the park.  Last place I visited was Walnut Beach; found there were a pair of spotted sandpipers, 2 Caspian terns, 5 warbling vireos, gray catbird, c. yellowthroat, yellow warblers, song sparrows, and Baltimore orioles.  Craig Holt, Lowellville

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Subject: Clark County - Bell's Vireo
Date: Mon May 23 2016 9:38 am
From: cdoveracker AT woh.rr.com
 
Julie and I walked the bike trail east out of South Charleston this morning.
We found a few warblers and the usual nesting birds but we also found a
Bell's Vireo. We heard it singing and then got a good look at it. It was
about one and a half miles east of South Charleston. There is a large old
white and yellow building that used to be part of the feed lot on the south
side of the trail. We were past that a little ways.

Doug Overacker

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Subject: Lawrence Woods SNP-Hardin Co.
Date: Sun May 22 2016 19:06 pm
From: sjlarue1 AT gmail.com
 
Decent day at Lawrence Woods SNP.

Birds were in good quantities singing over top of one another with areas of
silence to help collect thoughts. :-)
Them French-Canadian Flycatchers (Acadian) are back and are scattered
through the woods. Cerulean Warblers are between 3 and 4. Geese were
absent today with only a couple flybys.
Looks like the Protonotary Warbler is picking nesting sites...looks like
one may be the box in the pond on the left. It is also looking for natural
cavities on the right as you enter, and across the pond on the left.
Hopefully a female hears his pleas soon.
Bobolinks are in the field singing every once and a while.
Common Yellowthroats are all around the parking lot...and I saw one at the
pond.
Weirdest bird of the day was a Killdeer flyby.
Mosquito population is minimal at the moment with only two flybys. Look
for increasing traffic as we go into June. :-D

Lists for prairie and boardwalk below.

Happy birding and God bless.

Steve J.

Lawrence Woods State Nature Preserve--Prairie Path, Hardin, Ohio, US
May 22, 2016 2:35 PM - 3:15 PM
Protocol: Stationary
Comments: Submitted from eBird Android 1.2.0-beta3
7 species

Ring-necked Pheasant 3
Common Yellowthroat 6
Field Sparrow 6
Song Sparrow 4
Bobolink 3
Red-winged Blackbird 25
Eastern Meadowlark 2

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Lawrence Woods State Nature Preserve--Woods Boardwalk, Hardin, Ohio, US
May 22, 2016 2:50 PM - 7:02 PM
Protocol: Traveling
1.25 mile(s)
Comments: Submitted from eBird Android 1.2.0-beta3
41 species

Canada Goose 2
Ring-necked Pheasant 1
Turkey Vulture 2
Killdeer 1
Barred Owl 4
Red-headed Woodpecker 2
Red-bellied Woodpecker 1
Downy Woodpecker 1
Hairy Woodpecker 1
Northern Flicker 2
Pileated Woodpecker 1
Eastern Wood-Pewee 4
Acadian Flycatcher 8
Great Crested Flycatcher 2
Red-eyed Vireo 2
Blue Jay 2
American Crow 4
Carolina Chickadee 2
Tufted Titmouse 2
White-breasted Nuthatch 2
House Wren 2
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 6
Gray-cheeked Thrush 1
Swainson's Thrush 2
Wood Thrush 2
American Robin 2
Gray Catbird 4
Brown Thrasher 1
Ovenbird 2
Common Yellowthroat 1
American Redstart 2
Cerulean Warbler 2
Northern Parula 2
Field Sparrow 5
Song Sparrow 4
Eastern Towhee 3
Scarlet Tanager 3 2 M 1 F
Northern Cardinal 2
Brown-headed Cowbird 2
Baltimore Oriole 1
American Goldfinch 2

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This report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (http://ebird.org)

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Subject: Blendon Woiods Metro Park-15 Warblers
Date: Sun May 22 2016 19:01 pm
From: simpson AT metroparks.net
 
  Blendon Woods Metro Park is located in the northeast corner of Columbus
off of Rte 161 and I 270 Take the Little Turtle Way exit.

Below is a list of some of the Birds seen the last four days

Best time to see the most Birds is between 7:30 am till 9:30 am

Goldenrod Trail
Warblers
C Yellowthroat
American Redstart-female, male
Magnolia
Ovenbird
Black-throated Blue
Mourning-Friday
Chestnut-sided
Blackburian
Black-throated Green
Hooded
Blackpoll
Great Crested Flycatcher
Olive-sided Flycatcher
Vireos
Philadelphia
Yellow-throated
Tanagers
Summer
Scarlet
Indigo Bunting

Lake Trail
Warblers
Mourning-Sat
Wilson
Magnolia
Yellow
Ovenbird
Black-throated Green
Blackburian
Blackpoll
Black-and-white

Vireos
Red-eyed
White-eyed
Wood Thrush
E Bluebird
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher

Thoreau Lake
Wood Duck-female, 7 Ducklings

Ranger Station-Friday-female Golden-winged Warbler

Summer Tanager-Parking Lot Nature Center
Goldenrod Trail-first Loop-southwest corner
Ranger Station-woodland edge

Ranger Station
Magnolia Warbler
Yellow-rumped Warbler
Cedar Waxwing-many
E Bluebirds-young

Nature Center
Ruby-throated Hummingbird
Chimney Swift
American Redstart
Red-eyed Vireo


Overlook
Red-tailed Hawk-chased by Cooper's Hawk
Acadian Flycatcher
E Wood Peewee
Yellow-billed Cuckoo
Hooded Warbler
Pileated Woodpecker

Brookside Trail
Louisiana Waterthrush
Hooded Warbler
Acadian flycatcher
Scarlet Tanager
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher

Turkey-I saw a female with 14 polts

Blendon Woods Metro Park
Nature Center
614-895-6221

Bruce Simpson-Naturalist at Blendon Woods Metro Park in Columbus

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Subject: Sora at West Creek Reservation wetlands
Date: Sun May 22 2016 18:50 pm
From: Ken.hikes AT hotmail.com
 
One Sora, one spotted sandpiper, eastern kingbird, too.

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Subject: Blendon Woods Metro Park Columbus
Date: Sun May 22 2016 16:12 pm
From: bob.mcn AT sbcglobal.net
 
Pretty good birding with small groups of warblers scattered about the park; birds hard to find after 11am
Mourning warbler (near the west blind)
Canada warbler
American redstarts
Magnolia warblers
Black and white warblers
Blackburnian warblers
Bay breasted warblers
Blackpoll warblers
Black throated green warblers
Northern parula
Chestnut sided warblers
Tennessee warblers
Hooded warbler (heard)
Ovenbird (heard)
Common yellowthroat (heard)
Yellow warbler (heard)
Wilson's warbler (heard)

Bob McNulty

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Subject: ONWR - Marbled Godwit
Date: Sun May 22 2016 15:07 pm
From: erik.bruder AT gmail.com
 
There is a Marbled Godwit in Pool 9 at ONWR.

Erik Bruder

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