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25 Jun: @ 13:19:38  Summer Tanager Erie County [jen brumfield]
25 Jun: @ 05:29:28  Hoover-Alum,6-24: cuckoo, warblers [rob thorn]
24 Jun: @ 21:24:28 Re: Red-breasted Merganser - OSU [Emily Keeler]
24 Jun: @ 20:58:14 Re: Request for info on the Loggerhead Kingbird sighting [Alex Eberts]
24 Jun: @ 20:44:46  Request for info on the Loggerhead Kingbird sighting [Matthew Valenic]
24 Jun: @ 17:47:21  Red-breasted Merganser - OSU [Matthew Shumar]
24 Jun: @ 07:49:55  REMINDER / Beaver Creek Wildlife Eduaction Center Invitation [robert lane]
23 Jun: @ 19:57:30  AlumLake,6-22:GreenHerons,OrchardOriole [rob thorn]
23 Jun: @ 09:09:51  Western Meadowlark - Clark County [Doug Overacker]
23 Jun: @ 07:56:09  Western meadowlark continues (Clarke Co) [cwinstead@earthlink.net]
22 Jun: @ 14:57:55 Re: Black Tern [Steve Jones]
22 Jun: @ 14:20:18  Black Tern [Doreene Linzell]
22 Jun: @ 11:45:45  Interesting summer birds, Muskingum County [Robert Evans]
22 Jun: @ 08:14:07  WESTERN MEADOWLARK - Clark County, Near Buck Creek SP, 6/22/16, 7:15am [Stefan Minnig]
21 Jun: @ 21:12:18  Scissor-tailed Flycatcher report in eBird [Paul Hurtado]
21 Jun: @ 18:50:32  Territorial Male Lawrence's Warbler / Columbiana County [robert lane]
21 Jun: @ 13:36:53  Swallows playing with a feather [Ken Andrews]
21 Jun: @ 08:15:26  injured pileated recovers, released. [Joe Faulkner]
21 Jun: @ 07:58:45 Re: young pileated woodpecker in hand [Manon Van Schoyck]
21 Jun: @ 05:43:11  From the feeders and slightly beyond in Carroll Co. [Jon]
20 Jun: @ 20:05:16  young pileated woodpecker in hand [Joe Faulkner]
20 Jun: @ 12:59:14 Re: Great blue heron behavior [John Pogacnik]
20 Jun: @ 12:47:20 Re: Great blue heron behavior [Matthew Valenic]
20 Jun: @ 12:42:44  Great Blue Heron Behavior [Elmer Hochstetler]
20 Jun: @ 12:35:19  Great blue heron behavior [David Smith]
20 Jun: @ 11:33:18 Re: Great blue heron behavior. Harrison County [Robert Hinkle]
20 Jun: @ 07:02:32  Shorebirds we're unlikely to see... [Bill Whan]
19 Jun: @ 23:50:12  Upland Sandpiper OSU airport [Douglas Bohanan]
19 Jun: @ 20:51:45  Greene County Lark Sparrows [Doug Overacker]
19 Jun: @ 17:52:19  Blendon Woods-Summer Birds [Simpson, Bruce]
19 Jun: @ 16:25:18  Great blue heron behavior. Harrison County [David Smith]
19 Jun: @ 16:00:54  Hoover Nature Preserve, Delaware County [Charles Bombaci]
19 Jun: @ 10:47:35  Beaver Creek Wildlife Education Center Invitation [robert lane]
19 Jun: @ 08:50:50  Male Lawrence's Warbler / Columbiana County [robert lane]
19 Jun: @ 07:22:05  Sedge Wrens, Winter Wren, and a lot of Veery [Jon]
18 Jun: @ 16:00:39  Areas M and N, Hoover Nature Preserve, Galena, Delaware County [Charles Bombaci]
18 Jun: @ 11:36:04  Western Meadowlark [Doreene Linzell]
18 Jun: @ 09:50:24  Bike 'N Bird 2016 - Dickcissels in Lorain County [Chris]
17 Jun: @ 17:56:44  Dragonflies [Casey Tucker]
17 Jun: @ 09:13:04  Red-headed woodpeckers in Wayne Co [Randy Rowe]
17 Jun: @ 08:13:17 Re: Read Headed Woodpecker [Brian Tinker]
16 Jun: @ 23:49:18  RHWP-Delaware County Residence [Tania Perry]
16 Jun: @ 18:01:45  RHWP [Bill Whan]
16 Jun: @ 16:45:36  Red Headed Woodpecker [Paul Graham]
16 Jun: @ 16:34:30  Common Moorhen Family / Columbiana County [robert lane]
16 Jun: @ 12:36:30 Re: OHIO-BIRDS Digest - 14 Jun 2016 to 15 Jun 2016 (#2016-167) [Shafer, Marcey]
16 Jun: @ 11:32:31 Re: Pine siskins [Regina Schieltz]
16 Jun: @ 07:52:47  EUCO Dove - Champaign County - Mechanicsburg Grain Elevator - 6/16/16 [Stefan Minnig]
15 Jun: @ 20:40:34  Forster's Tern / Columbiana County [robert lane]
15 Jun: @ 12:46:06  Black Vulture in Cuyahoga Valley [Ken Andrews]





Subject: Summer Tanager Erie County
Date: Sat Jun 25 2016 13:19 pm
From: elfin_skimmer AT hotmail.com
 
Dan G and I had a Summer Tanager singing at Erie Sand Barrens in Erie County 

Jen Brumfield
Cleveland, OH

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Subject: Hoover-Alum,6-24: cuckoo, warblers
Date: Sat Jun 25 2016 5:29 am
From: robthorn AT earthlink.net
 
Several quick stops at selected spots along these two reservoirs north of Columbus found that the storm had changed little other than the water levels.  Waterbirds were still largely AWOL, other than the increasingly common cormorants.  Stops at Sunbury causeway, Mudhen Marsh & Oxbow at Hoover, and New Galena at Alum Creek Lake did, however, produce interesting resident landbirds, including,

Yellow-billed cuckoos - calling birds at Mudhen and New Galena proved that they're still active here
SWallows - good numbers of Trees and Cliffs with fledglings were at Sunbury causeway, Oxbow, and New Galena. A few Martins were at colonies both at Alum Creek Dam and at Grace Bretheren Church
Wood Thrushes - several were singing at New Galena, where the second growth is finally meeting their liking
Prothonotary Warblers - 2 were still singing at Oxbow and another at Sunbury; the Oxbow birds apparently had a failed nest, and perhaps were gearing up for a re-try.
Blue-winged Warbler - 1 male was singing along the trails at New Galena, a spot where they've bred occasionally.
Black&White Warbler - 1 male was singing at Sunbury causeway, a new location for this summer vagrant

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Subject: Red-breasted Merganser - OSU
Date: Fri Jun 24 2016 21:24 pm
From: 00000132ab489587-dmarc-request AT listserv.miamioh.edu
 
Matt,

I believe this is the same bird who has been there about two years. He was injured and I don't think he can fly anymore. He was really sick for a while but now is healthy other than flying. I have seen him as far south as broad street and as far north as Lane Avenue. He tends to stay to himself, but near other birds.

Emily

Sent from my iPhone

> On Jun 24, 2016, at 6:46 PM, Matthew Shumar wrote:
>
> To my surprise I saw a male Red-breasted Merganser on OSU campus this
> evening. The bird, an adult male, was foraging near a Double-crested
> Cormorant on the Olentangy River under the Woody Hayes bridge (by the
> stadium). I just had my phone, which has a crummy camera, but the image can
> be seen on my eBird checklist here:
>
> http://ebird.org/ebird/view/ch...
>
> I watched the bird feed (with good looks) for ~10 minutes. I haven't
> encountered a RBME around this date in previous years.
>
> ~Matt
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Subject: Request for info on the Loggerhead Kingbird sighting
Date: Fri Jun 24 2016 20:58 pm
From: aeberts33 AT gmail.com
 
It's almost undoubtedly a misidentified Eastern Kingbird. I wouldn't put too much effort into chasing it. 

> On Jun 24, 2016, at 9:44 PM, Matthew Valenic wrote:
>
> Does anyone know anything about this sighting near the intersection of I-71
> / I-270? Looks like an easy place to get to.
>
>
>
> Thanks in advance,
>
>
>
> Matt Valencic
>
> Geauga county
>
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Subject: Request for info on the Loggerhead Kingbird sighting
Date: Fri Jun 24 2016 20:44 pm
From: mmvalencic AT roadrunner.com
 
Does anyone know anything about this sighting near the intersection of I-71
/ I-270? Looks like an easy place to get to.



Thanks in advance,



Matt Valencic

Geauga county


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Subject: Red-breasted Merganser - OSU
Date: Fri Jun 24 2016 17:47 pm
From: ohiobba2mbs AT gmail.com
 
To my surprise I saw a male Red-breasted Merganser on OSU campus this
evening. The bird, an adult male, was foraging near a Double-crested
Cormorant on the Olentangy River under the Woody Hayes bridge (by the
stadium). I just had my phone, which has a crummy camera, but the image can
be seen on my eBird checklist here:

http://ebird.org/ebird/view/ch...

I watched the bird feed (with good looks) for ~10 minutes. I haven't
encountered a RBME around this date in previous years.

~Matt

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Columbus, Ohio

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Subject: REMINDER / Beaver Creek Wildlife Eduaction Center Invitation
Date: Fri Jun 24 2016 7:49 am
From: ohiomagpie AT hotmail.com
 
Once again we would like to put out our annual invitation to the birding community, to come and visit The Beaver Creek Wildlife Education Center in Columbiana County. We will be the volunteer hosts at The Center tomorrow Saturday, June 25th, from 1PM to 5PM. Over 350 bird and mammal mounts are on display in natural settings. If you were to take an Ohio Division of Wildlife "Birds of Ohio" field checklist, you would be able to find bird mounts of 187 species on the list, including Passenger Pigeon. The newest addition to the Ohio birds collection is a breathtakingly beautiful male Harlequin Duck. First time visitors to The Center will be amazed to find full sized mounts of mammals including Musk Oxen, Mountain Goat, Grizzly Bears, Mountain Lions, Bighorn Sheep, Timber Wolves, and Caribou, just to name a few. The Center is located at 12798 Echo Dell Road, East Liverpool, Ohio, at the entrance to Beaver Creek State Park. Visit the website at (www.beavercreekwildlife.org).  Normal visiting hours are Saturday and Sunday from 1PM to 5PM. Of note; this past Saturday morning we presented a two hour Raptor/Birds Of Prey Program with 46 enthusiastic attendees. If you have any questions, contact me, Bob Lane at (330-531-3127) or at (ohiomagpie@hotmail.com). We guarantee, if you are willing to make the drive to this corner of Ohio, you won't be disappointed with what you find here!


Bob and Denise Lane




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Subject: AlumLake,6-22:GreenHerons,OrchardOriole
Date: Thu Jun 23 2016 19:57 pm
From: robthorn AT earthlink.net
 
A quick trip to the southern accesses of Alum Creek Lake (north of Columbus) yesterday found little in the way of waterbirds and plenty of landbird residents.  There's no cicada hatch here, so I could actually hear myself and the birds.  The beach had a small flock of gulls, mostly Ring-bills, but plus 1 Herring.  Other notables included:

Green Herons - two, one near the beach, the other near New Galena
Cormorants - 2-3 Double-crested, probably commuters from the Columbus colony
Yellow-billed Cuckoo - a singer at near the Visitors' Center proved they haven't all gone chasing cicadas
Acadian Flycatchers - good showing, with birds at most of the forest blocks around the southern end of the reservoir
Willow Flycatchers - could only find 2, both in the scrub east of the Visitors' Center
Swallows - all the expected ones, including a few Martins around the colony at the dam
Warblers - nothing but the expected Yellow and Common Yellowthroats
Orchard Oriole - a first-year male near the Visitor's Center continues a good showing by this species

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Subject: Western Meadowlark - Clark County
Date: Thu Jun 23 2016 9:09 am
From: cdoveracker AT woh.rr.com
 
As has been reported, the Western Meadowlark was seen in Clark County this
morning. It is along Moorefield Road just east of Baldwin Lane. This is just
east of Buck Creek State Park. There is enough room to pull off the road at
the intersection of Moorefield Road and Baldwin Lane. The meadowlark was
singing along the road to the east of this intersection. It was sitting on
the power lines part of the time. There were also Eastern Meadowlarks
singing in the area. The Blue Grosbeak was seen west of the intersection and
then north on Baldwin Lane while we were there. A Grasshopper Sparrow was
sitting on the fence due south of Baldwin Lane. We also saw a Bobolink
sitting in the pasture southeast of the intersection.

Doug Overacker

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Subject: Western meadowlark continues (Clarke Co)
Date: Thu Jun 23 2016 7:56 am
From: cwinstead AT earthlink.net
 
The Western Meadowlark that Stefan Minnig found yesterday at the corner of Moorefield and Baldwin Roads is still here, as is the Blue Grosbeak.

Carl Winstead
Westerville

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Subject: Black Tern
Date: Wed Jun 22 2016 14:57 pm
From: sjlarue1 AT gmail.com
 
Check amongst the Killdeer for other shorebirds.  I had two Dunlin and a
couple Least Sandpipers last week. Heard before I saw.

Steve J
On Jun 22, 2016 3:20 PM, "Doreene Linzell" wrote:

> Ron Sempier is reporting that one Black Tern is still at Big Island 'west
> side of middle pond'. He also said that the water levels are low and if
> they stay that way, there will be good shorebird habitat.
>
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Subject: Black Tern
Date: Wed Jun 22 2016 14:20 pm
From: dlinzell611 AT gmail.com
 
Ron Sempier is reporting that one Black Tern is still at Big Island 'west
side of middle pond'. He also said that the water levels are low and if
they stay that way, there will be good shorebird habitat.

Doreene Linzell

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Subject: Interesting summer birds, Muskingum County
Date: Wed Jun 22 2016 11:45 am
From: benbovas AT gmail.com
 
This time of year I do much of my birding by ear. So I was delighted to
hear a couple species that had not reported their presence to me lately.

I had not heard either Louisiana waterthrush or cerulean warbler lately
(for about a month), so I was surprised and delighted to hear them as Jane
and I took our almost daily hike this morning around the property, over the
hilltop field and back through the wooded ravines. Both species chimed in
just as we entered the deep wooded hollow at the south end.

Other warblers have been heard regularly: yellow, common yellowthroat,
hooded and ovenbird. I haven't heard the strange-singing blue-winged
lately, but I haven't spent much time in that part of the field either. The
din of the cicadas is waning, and berry-picking around that sector may
reveal that he (they) are still there. As near as I can tell we don't have
chats this year, which is unusual.

We do have all three mimids, plenty of catbirds and mockers, and a thrasher
was calling in doublets from the top of the maple out back yesterday -
always makes me smile.

Yesterday afternoon I decided to go pick wild black raspberries for an hour
or so, since they are just becoming ripe here, and I have to be gone on
business next week when they may be at peak. (It was ever thus.) As I
worked my way along the field edge, a yellow-billed cuckoo with a cicada in
its mouth hopped up on a branch, not 15 feet away, and started chattering
at me. There may have been a nest nearby. I mowed and trimmed the narrow
trail around that portion of the edge about three weeks ago, anticipating
the berry harvest, but I don't walk it regularly. It is now mostly
re-over-grown, but passable enough with a pair of hand-pruners. I regard
encounters with cuckoos along this path to be part of the harvest. Last
year I had a similarly close encounter near to there with a black-billed
(but not in association with cicadas.)

About the only unusual species regularly present this year is red-headed
woodpecker. I hear them often in the wooded hollow just north of the house.
I always see them at our place or in the nearby countryside, five or six
times a year. But this year it is right out my back door, and almost daily.
I suspect they are nesting in one of the snags left from the derecho's
devastation four years ago. But it's like a jungle in that part of the
property, and I haven't cleared any trails there since that storm. Still,
our usual five species of woodpeckers have become six. (All the usual Ohio
species except sapsucker, for those of you keeping score at home...)

Other than that, the summer is presenting the usual sights and delights.

Bob Evans
Geologist, etc.
Hopewell Township, Muskingum

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Subject: WESTERN MEADOWLARK - Clark County, Near Buck Creek SP, 6/22/16, 7:15am
Date: Wed Jun 22 2016 8:14 am
From: stefanminnig AT hotmail.com
 
Hello,


A Western Meadowlark was present this morning in a fenced cow pasture at the intersection of Moorefield Road and Baldwin Lane, near Buck Creek State Park in Clark County this morning, still singing when I left at 7:15am. I took a few photos and recorded the call.


http://ebird.org/ebird/view/ch...


Also present was a Blue Grosbeak in a clump of trees just opposite the intersection, as well as calling Savannah Sparrows, Bobolink and a Grasshopper Sparrow.


Please note that Moorefield Road in this area has very little berm and caution should be exercised, as vehicles pass at a high rate of speed.


Stefan Minnig

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Subject: Scissor-tailed Flycatcher report in eBird
Date: Tue Jun 21 2016 21:12 pm
From: paul.j.hurtado AT gmail.com
 
FYI, in case you can go check it out! :-)

...
Scissor-tailed Flycatcher (Tyrannus forficatus) (1)
- Battelle Darby Creek Metro Park--Wet Prairie Teal and Harrier Trails,
Franklin, Ohio
- Map:
http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z&q9.9176362,-83.2083893&ll9.9176362,-83.2083893
- Checklist: http://ebird.org/ebird/view/ch...
- Comments: "Intersection of Teal and Harrier Trails. Flew from willow
scrub toward ENE. Light colored slender bird with very long tail, twice
the length of body. Followed with binoculars until it was lost in the
distance. Never stopped flying once it took off. Never split tail. First
glance made me think of bird trailing long reeds from mouth until bins
showed it to be tail."

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Subject: Territorial Male Lawrence's Warbler / Columbiana County
Date: Tue Jun 21 2016 18:50 pm
From: ohiomagpie AT hotmail.com
 
Today, Tuesday, about 3:00PM, we went in search of what would be a life bird for both of us, the Lawrence's Warbler Jeff Harvey had found early Sunday morning. Immediately upon arriving at the site, there it was, the all glowing yellow beauty with it's jet black eye-patch and throat, along with a female Blue-winged Warbler. Both birds moved back and forth across the road appearing to be on territory. Our first look and best viewing was on the north side, high bank side, of the road. The Lawrence's was sometimes vocal, singing what seemed to be very similar to the Blue-winged/Golden-winged hybrid song on Track 4 of The Division of Wildlife "Warblers of Ohio" CD. To reach The Sheepskin Hollow State Nature Preserve location, go east a total of 2.4 miles from the intersection with SR170 on Pancake-Clarkson Road (TR1031), after crossing the bridge over Little Beaver Creek, continue thru the underpass and go clear to the top of the hill to the signed Sheepskin parking lot on the right. Park and walk down the road to the east a couple hundred feet, you are now directly under the high tension line. The Pennsylvania State line is another 0.3 mile to the east at the unmarked road intersection, no Ohio, no Pennsylvania state line signs. If you wish to see The Sheepskin Hollow gorge, return back down the hill 0.8 mile to the underpass area and park along the road, and walk south along the old railroad bed about a half mile to the trail on the left, that goes down into the rocky hollow. Of note, on our way home, on Little Beaver Creek just west of the town of Fredericktown, on Old Fredericktown Road, we had a Common Merganser family consisting of mom and fifteen, nearly full sized kids.


Bob and Denise Lane / Mahoning County

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Subject: Swallows playing with a feather
Date: Tue Jun 21 2016 13:36 pm
From: ken.hikes AT hotmail.com
 
I have seen people post about this behavior in the past. I was able to see it for myself this morning. 

I was at Kendall Lake this morning in the Cuyahoga Valley. I saw two barn swallows dropping/catching a downy feather near the lake. These birds are such fantastic flyers. Seeing them playing with the feather was even more fun. At one point one of the swallows landed near the edge of the lake on the grass where there were Canada Geese. The swallow picked up a big goose feather for a moment. The brown feather was bigger than the swallow. But, it quickly abandoned it for a smaller downy one.

I think they are nesting somewhere in the stone building. There is a nest on the side of the building. But, the birds kept going down below where the restrooms were located.

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Subject: injured pileated recovers, released.
Date: Tue Jun 21 2016 8:15 am
From: joeinthewoods AT gmail.com
 
the young pileated who could not hold up its head yesterday, was a lot
better this morning. there was still a slight tilt to the left, but we
deemed that it was worth a try to see if it could fly. We are not in the
habit of picking up young birds. this one was clearly unable to fly, and
not just because of its age. When we released it, (it actually got away as
we were about to release it), it quickly gained altitude, banked to the
left and disappeared into the woods. Chances of survival are above 90%. I
hear mom or dad every day, so they might reunite. That seems very likely.
Last night I was quite worried about this little guy, but today, feel
much better. The Pileated woodpeckers nest near our homes every year, and
it's great having them as part of our natural environment out here in our
60 acre woods.
Photos available.

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Subject: young pileated woodpecker in hand
Date: Tue Jun 21 2016 7:58 am
From: mvs AT ohionature.org
 
Go to www.owra.org for a list of rehabilitators near you. Good luck and thanks for caring.
Manon VanSchoyck
OWRA Board Member

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Subject: [Ohio-birds] young pileated woodpecker in hand

I just had a young pileated woodpecker in my hands, and have two holes in my arm to prove it. He appears to have an injured neck or perhaps a head injury from a window strike. About two hours ago, one of his parents flew around me three times. Could not explain that until now. It is my
guess that what ever injury happened over two hours ago. He was found
trying to fly up the drive, but could manage only a few yards at a time.

The young bird is presently resting in a pet carrier, and we will reassess in the morning. I'm guessing there is a slight possibility that this is like a concussion, and in time, the bird might recover. I'm quite willing to deliver this bird to the nearest rehab location, and see what can be done. I'm located near Somerset, in Perry County, about 50 driving miles from Columbus.

This is a beautiful little creature, already bigger than a dove, with a huge bill, capable if inflicting injury. Hope he can survive to enjoy our woods once again.

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Subject: From the feeders and slightly beyond in Carroll Co.
Date: Tue Jun 21 2016 5:43 am
From: jcefus AT gmail.com
 
Over the past week, the Cicada (brood V) activity has really decreased.  I am still seeing quite a few fly up from the ground for about an hour or so in the morning, but the din of their song has slowly become more and more distant each day.  The carcasses cover a good portion of the yard and the base of the trees.  Several days last week, the sweet, yet acrid, smell of decaying Cicada was quite powerful.  From here, the Brood V generation has done it’s job.  I wonder how many of us will be here for the next round?

As for the birds, the presence of the Cicada has been clearly a big part of their feeding strategy. I wonder if they look at a Cicada now and think, “Ugh! Please….no more Cicada!!!” As the song of the Cicada has declined, activity at the feeders has been increasing. The woodpeckers have been the most obvious returned presence lately. During that peak nesting time, they were only very seldom coming to the suet cages. Two days ago, we had a lovely family of 4 Hairy Woodpeckers come to the suet. We (my mother and I) observed the adults essentially show the fledglings this source of food. The next day, the fledglings were seen coming independently. Birds are fast learners. We are also seeing similar behavior from the local Downy woodpeckers. Red-bellied woodpeckers and White-breasted Nuthatches are coming again too.

It has been enjoyable to watch a young Carolina Wren try to work on it’s song. It tries so hard to sing it out, but the pipes aren’t quite tuned up yet, so it is scattered and the notes are a bit “out of tune.” Still, the little bird gets and A for effort. House Wrens have 2 nearby nests and have young ones following adults. Carolina Chickadees and Tufted Titmice have also began returning to the feeders over the past week and are both singing every morning along with the resident Eastern Phoebe, Eastern Towhee, and Eastern Bluebird.

After doing this avocation for 4 years now, I am noting more and more patterns. This year it has been an awareness of how cyclical different groups of birds behaviors and songs seem to be. One group waxes, another wanes. This, I believe, is yet another reflection of the cyclical nature of all existence, which is a good reminder for us all.

Happy birding!


Jon Cefus
Carroll Co.
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Subject: young pileated woodpecker in hand
Date: Mon Jun 20 2016 20:05 pm
From: joeinthewoods AT gmail.com
 
     I just had a young pileated woodpecker in my hands, and have two holes
in my arm to prove it. He appears to have an injured neck or perhaps a
head injury from a window strike. About two hours ago, one of his parents
flew around me three times. Could not explain that until now. It is my
guess that what ever injury happened over two hours ago. He was found
trying to fly up the drive, but could manage only a few yards at a time.

The young bird is presently resting in a pet carrier, and we will
reassess in the morning. I'm guessing there is a slight possibility that
this is like a concussion, and in time, the bird might recover. I'm quite
willing to deliver this bird to the nearest rehab location, and see what
can be done. I'm located near Somerset, in Perry County, about 50 driving
miles from Columbus.

This is a beautiful little creature, already bigger than a dove, with
a huge bill, capable if inflicting injury. Hope he can survive to enjoy our
woods once again.

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Subject: Great blue heron behavior
Date: Mon Jun 20 2016 12:59 pm
From: jpogacnik AT hotmail.com
 
Working in Northwest Ohio for years, I saw a lot of great blue herons and egrets land on the water.  Years ago I worked on a project where we worked with commercial fishermen.  It was not uncommon to see them drop down on the open lake to grab a fish.  We were working the Sandusky Bay area and I saw the silhouette of a bird on the water.  It was large with a thick bill.  It wasn't until it got up that I saw it was a black-crowned night-heron.  I saw them a few other times do it that spring.  Needless to say i have not seen it since carrying a camera around.  It was really a bizarre sight.


John Pogacnik

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Subject: Great blue heron behavior
Date: Mon Jun 20 2016 12:47 pm
From: mmvalencic AT roadrunner.com
 
I observed a GBH on the water and enjoyed watching those long legs come out
of the water as it took off. They can do this but I think you should
consider yourself fortunate to observe it.

Spend enough time 'in the field' and you see all kinds of strange stuff.
For example, I have seen or heard three large trees or big branches fall in
the woods this spring, and NOT all on windy days - go figure!

Matt Valencic
Geauga County

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Sent: Monday, June 20, 2016 1:35 PM
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Subject: [Ohio-birds] Great blue heron behavior

So far three responders have answered that they have seen the birds land on
water. One said that it floated for 2 or 3 minutes and another said they
were offshore Lake Erie and another person wrote that one landed on a small
pond for a few seconds. I guess this is not a common thing to see but not
extremely rare either.
Thanks
David Smith. Harrison Cty.
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Subject: Great Blue Heron Behavior
Date: Mon Jun 20 2016 12:42 pm
From: 000003485f7fe84c-dmarc-request AT listserv.miamioh.edu
 
I have seen them do it lots of times (mostly on Lake Erie) I was surprised the first time I seen it. Regards: Elmer Hochstetler

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Subject: Great blue heron behavior
Date: Mon Jun 20 2016 12:35 pm
From: idleweed3 AT gmail.com
 
So far three responders have answered that they have seen the birds land on water. One said that it floated for 2 or 3 minutes and another said they were offshore Lake Erie and another person wrote that one landed on a small pond for a few seconds. I guess this is not a common thing to see but not extremely rare either.
Thanks
David Smith. Harrison Cty.
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Subject: Great blue heron behavior. Harrison County
Date: Mon Jun 20 2016 11:33 am
From: bob AT 10squirrels.com
 
Yep !  Saw one land in Lake Erie 7-8 miles offshore while we were
walleye fishing a couple of years ago. Probably found a recently-dead
sheepshead or some other floating fishy goodie. Took right back off
again, much to the amazement of all abourd !


Bob Hinkle, Solon


On 6/19/16 5:24 PM, David Smith wrote:
> Hello,
> As I was driving across Tappan Dam today I saw a large bird flying across the lake when it made a sudden turn and landed on the water for maybe 2 or 3 seconds then it flew on its previous path. It was then I saw the long legs trailing behind and I saw that it was a great blue heron. The water was probably 40 feet deep. I could not see if it caught anything. Has anyone else seen one do this?
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Subject: Shorebirds we're unlikely to see...
Date: Mon Jun 20 2016 7:02 am
From: billwhan AT columbus.rr.com
 
...and maybe that's OK.

http://www.bbc.com/news/magazi...

Bill Whan, Cols

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Subject: Upland Sandpiper OSU airport
Date: Sun Jun 19 2016 23:50 pm
From: bhern34 AT sbcglobal.net
 
What can anyone tell me about the Upland Sandpiper at OSU airport? Where can it be seen from? 

-DB

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Subject: Greene County Lark Sparrows
Date: Sun Jun 19 2016 20:51 pm
From: cdoveracker AT woh.rr.com
 
We visited Oakes Quarry park Sunday morning and found about 5 Lark Sparrows.
We also found a nest in a small isolated shrub. The nest was near the ground
and the bush was only a couple feet tall. It contained four eggs. One of the
birds, probably the female, flushed from the nest acting injured to draw us
away. We were right next to the nest and I just looked down and saw it. We
quickly moved on and then found a male singing nearby. The park is on Route
235 just east of I675.

Doug Overacker
Springfield, Ohio

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Subject: Blendon Woods-Summer Birds
Date: Sun Jun 19 2016 17:52 pm
From: simpson AT metroparks.net
 
  Blendon Woods Metro Park is located in the northeast corner of Columbus
off of Rte 161 & I 270. Take the Little Turtle Way exit

Below is a list of some of the Birds seen in the last week

Goldenrod Trail
Warblers
C Yellowthroat
Ovenbird
Hooded
Tanagers
Scarlet
Summer
Vireos
Red-eyed
Yellow-throated
Chimney Swifts-possible nesting in our Chimney Swift tower
Hawks
Red-tailed
Cooper's
N flicker
E Bluebird-nesting in boxes
E Towhee
Indigo Bunting

Thoreau Lake
Wood Duck-male & female with Ducklings
Mallard-male & female with Ducklings
Heron
Great Blue
Green
Belted Kingfisher
Yellow Warbler
Swallows
Tree
Barn
N Rough-winged
E Kingbird-pair
E Phoebe-at least 2 pair with young
Spotted Sandpiper-pair
C Yellowthroat
Red-tailed Hawk
Cedar Waxwing
Chimney Swift

LakeTrail
Woodpeckers
Pileated
Hairy
Flycatchers
Acadian
E Wood Peewee
Great Crested
Indigo Bunting-adults with young
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
Carolina Wren
Brown Thrasher

Hickory Ridge Trail
Flycatchers
Acadian Flycatcher
E Wood Peewee
Great Crested Flycatcher
Warblers
Hooded
Ovenbird
Wood Thrush-nest just off trail-eye level

Brookside Trail
Wood Thrush
Louisiana Waterthrush
Red-eyed Vireo
Scarlet Tanager

Ripple Rock Trail
Louisiana Waterthrush

Sugarbush Trail
Warblers
Ovenbird
Yellow-throated
Hooded
C Yellowthroat
Cuckoos-beginning of trail-Have been seen from the Nature Center parking
lot
Yellow-billed
Black-billed
Red-shouldered Hawk

Nature Center
Ruby-throated hummingbird
Hairy woodpecker
Indigo Bunting
Turkeys
Carolina Wren

Overlook Trail
Red-shouldered Hawk
Pileated Woodpecker

Turkey-everywhere
We have observed 6 different females with young (polts)
Bird Feeders-they know where they all are
Nature Center
East Blind-Thoreau Lake
Ranger Station

Chimney Swift Towers-If anyone sees any activity at the nesting towers,
please contact me
Picnic area
Amphitheater-near Nature Center
Goldenrod Trail
Thoreau Lake

Blendon Woods Metro Park in Columbus
Nature Center
614-895-6221

Bruce Simpson-Naturalist at Blendon Woods Metro Perk in Columbus

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Subject: Great blue heron behavior. Harrison County
Date: Sun Jun 19 2016 16:25 pm
From: idleweed3 AT gmail.com
 
Hello,
As I was driving across Tappan Dam today I saw a large bird flying across the lake when it made a sudden turn and landed on the water for maybe 2 or 3 seconds then it flew on its previous path. It was then I saw the long legs trailing behind and I saw that it was a great blue heron. The water was probably 40 feet deep. I could not see if it caught anything. Has anyone else seen one do this?
David Smith
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Subject: Hoover Nature Preserve, Delaware County
Date: Sun Jun 19 2016 16:00 pm
From: cbombaci AT att.net
 
  We launched the H.M.S. Hoover today and monitored the section of Hoover Reservoir's east shore from Twin Bridges south to Land of the Lakes. Later we took a side trip north of Twin Bridges to check the progress of the eaglets. The morning wasn't too bad with reasonable temperatures and a slight breeze. The afternoon was a different affair as the breeze abandoned us and the temperature shot up. The birds seemed to care less unlike us humans. In the long run the activity make it manageable. 
The Prothonotary Warblers as usual did not disappoint as we located 37. They are now busy going at a manic pace to feed hungry mouths. I admit to being very bias on this account, but to me a male Prothonotary Warbler with sunlight striking its breast is hard to top for sheer beauty and vivid color. Most of today's birds were south of the area where Dr. Tonra and the graduate students have been banding the Prothonotaries although there was a male with a silver lag band. Further north we did encounter several with the colored leg bands. At last report 8 of the Prothonotaries that had geolocators attached to them last year have been re captured and the geolocators recovered. I was informed that the first bird had spent the winter in Columbia.
Red-headed Woodpeckers were in good numbers today as we saw 16 in the area we were monitoring. Some were soaring up from perches to catch flying insects and then coming back to the original perch. As they flew they were a stunning sight with vivid colors. For just red, white and black they are extremely handsome.
Great Blue Herons were very active as they too have many hungry mouths to tend to. There are a couple of rookeries in the vicinity of Hoover Reservoir. Green Herons were scarce today as old a few were seen.
We observe a Black Vulture much of the morning. Not so long ago this would have been a rare sight at Hoover Reservoir but now they are being seen more regularly and in increased numbers.
We observed three Yellow-billed Cuckoos. Two seem to be paired and we watched then forage in the trees at the water's edge. This often elusive species was anything but today.
Cliff Swallow are feeding hatchlings under every bridge at Hoover. Several colonies numbered up to 100 nests made of mud and adhering to the bridge structure. Little heads were poking out waiting for the next meal.
We tallied 63 species, most of which are currently feeding this year's young. The variety was very diverse and seemed to have something for everyone.
Charlie BombaciHoover Nature Preserve

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Subject: Beaver Creek Wildlife Education Center Invitation
Date: Sun Jun 19 2016 10:47 am
From: ohiomagpie AT hotmail.com
 
We would like to put out our annual invitation to the birding community, to come and visit The Beaver Creek Wildlife Education Center in Columbiana County. We will be the volunteer hosts at The Center this upcoming Saturday, June 25th, from 1PM to 5PM. Over 350 bird and mammal mounts are on display in natural settings. If you were to take an Ohio Division of Wildlife "Birds of Ohio" field checklist, you would be able to find bird mounts of 187 species on the list, including Passenger Pigeon. The newest addition to the Ohio birds collection is a breathtakingly beautiful male Harlequin Duck. First time visitors to The Center will be amazed to find full sized mounts of mammals including Musk Oxen, Mountain Goat, Grizzly Bears, Mountain Lions, Bighorn Sheep, Timber Wolves, and Caribou, just to name a few. The Center is located at 12798 Echo Dell Road, East Liverpool, Ohio, at the entrance to Beaver Creek State Park. Visit the website at (www.beavercreekwildlife.org).  Normal visiting hours are Saturday and Sunday from 1PM to 5PM. Of note; yesterday morning we presented a two hour Raptor/Birds Of Prey Program with 46 enthusiastic attendees. If you have any questions, contact me, Bob Lane at (330-531-3127) or at (ohiomagpie@hotmail.com). I will send a reminder later in the week. We guarantee, if you are willing to make the drive to this corner of Ohio, you won't be disappointed with what you find here!


Bob and Denise Lane

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Subject: Male Lawrence's Warbler / Columbiana County
Date: Sun Jun 19 2016 8:50 am
From: ohiomagpie AT hotmail.com
 
Jeff Harvey reports that this morning, Sunday, from about 7:30AM to about 8:30AM, at Sheepskin Hollow State Nature Preserve, he saw and photographed a brilliantly colored male Lawrence's Warbler. The plumage was bright yellow with the black eye-patch and black throat. The bird would show itself when any of the following songs were played; Blue-winged, Golden-winged, or Prairie. This has been a traditional Prairie Warbler and Blue-winged Warbler site. To reach this location, go east about 2.5 miles from the intersection of SR170 and Pancake-Clarkson Road (TR1031), after crossing the bridge over Little Beaver Creek, continue thru the underpass and go clear to the top of the hill to the signed Sheepskin parking lot on the right. Park and walk down the road a couple hundred feet, you are now directly under the high tension line. Check the open areas on both sides of the road. The Pennsylvania State Line is another half mile to the east. If you wish to see The Sheepskin Hollow gorge, return back down the hill to the underpass area, park along the road, and walk south along the old railroad bed about a half mile to the trail on the left into the rocky hollow. Worm-eating Warbler, Blue-winged Warbler, and Louisiana Waterthrush were here earlier this morning. Golden-crowned Kinglets nest in the pines by The Pancake Bridge over Little Beaver Creek. Great find Jeff!!!


Bob Lane / Mahoning County

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Subject: Sedge Wrens, Winter Wren, and a lot of Veery
Date: Sun Jun 19 2016 7:22 am
From: jcefus AT gmail.com
 
Hello!

Yesterday, after doing a morning walk at Stillfork Swamp Nature Preserve in Carroll County, I decided to try to see/hear the Sedge Wrens that have been seen along Wilderness Rd. (Wayne Co.). It only took about 5 minutes after I got out of my car to hear the first bird singing about 50’ off of the road (the brushy area near the telephone poles at the end of the road about 1/4 mile off of Elyria Rd.). I also heard a 2nd bird singing a bit to the left and a possible 3rd bird further back, but as the heavy machinery at the mulch plant was working it was not easy to hear anything too far back. I did get a brief glimpse of one of the birds doing it’s “struggling” flight style low over the brush. Great birds….now to find one in Carroll!

After that, I planned to go to Mohican State Park to listen for nesting species special to the deep Hemlock ravines that make Mohican such a remarkable place. I parked by the Covered Bridge and then walked up to Lyons Falls and back. I left the camera in the car and planned on a slow, listening walk. It was interesting to note that as I descended down Mohican Park Rd. 51 toward the covered bridge area the songs of Wood Thrushes changed to Veery songs once the Hemlocks began to dominate the landscape. In the Covered Bridge parking area, a male Cerulean Warbler was singing from the Sycamore trees. Veery were heard all throughout the area from the parking lot all the way up to Lyons Falls. About halfway up to the falls, I heard a Winter Wren singing, so I stopped and recorded it. It was very close and singing nicely. If you look up my eBird list, you can listen to that file as well as a recording of a Veery.

I also saw a Louisiana Waterthrush, as well as hearing Black-throated Green, Hooded, American Redstart, and more Cerulean Warblers along the way. Yellow-throated Vireos were also heard at several spots along the way, as well as many Red-eyed Vireos (as expected this time of year in Ohio).

If you go birding at Mohican this time of year, which is a nice choice to escape the heat (take your insect repellent) and listen to great nesting birds in Ohio, you have to bear in mind that the park is very busy. The sound of loud motorcycle exhaust pipes and the exuberant voices of hikers and day trippers can make listening a challenge from time to time. I use those moments to try to learn to be more patient.

I have included my eBird list from Mohican below.

Jon Cefus
Carroll Co.



Mohican SP--Covered Bridge, Ashland, Ohio, US
Jun 18, 2016 4:48 PM - 6:37 PM
Protocol: Traveling
3.0 mile(s)
Comments: Covered Bridge area and Lyons Falls trail. Submitted from eBird for iOS, version 1.2.1 Build 65
30 species (+1 other taxa)

Great Blue Heron (Ardea herodias) 2
Turkey Vulture (Cathartes aura) 1
Chimney Swift (Chaetura pelagica) 3
Pileated Woodpecker (Dryocopus pileatus) 1
Eastern Wood-Pewee (Contopus virens) 2
Acadian Flycatcher (Empidonax virescens) 4
Empidonax sp. (Empidonax sp.) 1
Yellow-throated Vireo (Vireo flavifrons) 3
Red-eyed Vireo (Vireo olivaceus) 12
American Crow (Corvus brachyrhynchos) 1
Northern Rough-winged Swallow (Stelgidopteryx serripennis) 2
Carolina Chickadee (Poecile carolinensis) 2
Tufted Titmouse (Baeolophus bicolor) 3
White-breasted Nuthatch (Sitta carolinensis) 2
Winter Wren (Troglodytes hiemalis) 1 Singing. See Audio file.
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher (Polioptila caerulea) 2
Veery (Catharus fuscescens) 8 Many singing along trails. See audio for example.
Wood Thrush (Hylocichla mustelina) 2
American Robin (Turdus migratorius) 1
Cedar Waxwing (Bombycilla cedrorum) 4
Louisiana Waterthrush (Parkesia motacilla) 1
Hooded Warbler (Setophaga citrina) 4
American Redstart (Setophaga ruticilla) 1
Cerulean Warbler (Setophaga cerulea) 2
Black-throated Green Warbler (Setophaga virens) 1
Chipping Sparrow (Spizella passerina) 1
Scarlet Tanager (Piranga olivacea) 3
Northern Cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis) 2
Rose-breasted Grosbeak (Pheucticus ludovicianus) 2
Baltimore Oriole (Icterus galbula) 1
American Goldfinch (Spinus tristis) 2

View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/ch...

This report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (http://ebird.org )
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Subject: Areas M and N, Hoover Nature Preserve, Galena, Delaware County
Date: Sat Jun 18 2016 16:00 pm
From: cbombaci AT att.net
 
 This morning the Big Walnut Nature Club sponsored an Osprey program at the boardwalk at Area M. The Osprey were in fine form with five flying about and perching on dead trees in the area. There were multiple close flyovers that provided several of our visitors excellent photo opportunities. This year the Osprey decided to be different. Instead of using the nest platforms they constructed natural nests. One nest is on the small island next to Platform #1 and the second is at the top of a tree in Area N to the east of the old roadbed. There are several additional nests at Hoover Reservoir this year and they too are natural nests rather than being built on the man-provided platforms. A special thanks to the Westerville Wild Birds Unlimited and Dan Hall for providing a spotting scope and helping make the morning a success.
Not to be outdone there were six male Prothonotary Warblers singing between the Area M parking lot and the end of the boardwalk where we set up the spotting scopes. One female landed on the boardwalk slightly behind the group watching the Osprey. She was seen leading birders and photographers along the boardwalk as she gleaned food for her brood. As an extra touch she was one of the Prothonotary Warblers banded at the preserve. A second banded Prothonotary was observed near the entrance to the boardwalk.
A few other observations from the boardwalk were Cliff Swallows, Green Heron, Bald Eagle, Double Crested Cormorants and Baltimore Orioles.
Later a few of us checked activity off the old roadbed in Area N. My highlight was observing Prothonotary Warblers coming and going to feed their hatchlings in a couple of my nest boxes. Those along with others singing a flitting about totaled 16 Prothonotary Warblers along the old roadbed, several with the new leg bands. In additional several Red-headed Woodpeckers were putting on a show for us. From an advantageous perch they would lift off and soar up to snatch an insect and then return to the perch. In the sunlight the white of their wings were like flashes of a flag in a drill team routine. They are indeed impressive and beautiful birds. A few other species present in Area N were Yellow-billed Cuckoo, Great Crested Flycatchers, Warbling Vireos, Baltimore Orioles, Osprey, Red-eyed Vireos, Wood Thrush and I heard but couldn't locate a Northern Parula.
A morning well spent with great company, participants and visitors alike, as I saw several people I had not seen for a while.
Charlie BombaciHoover Nature PreserveDelaware County


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Subject: Western Meadowlark
Date: Sat Jun 18 2016 11:36 am
From: dlinzell611 AT gmail.com
 
Following up on an ebird report by John Herman of two days ago, we both saw
and heard the Western Meadowlark about 11:15. The bird is in the far
northeastern corner of Richland Co. It is in the southeast corner of the
intersection of Noble Rd and Townline Rd. It was first seen from Townline
Rd. But, we saw and heard it from Noble Rd. We saw it on a fence post - the
second post to the east of a small shed. It does move around.

Doreene Linzell
Dan Sanders

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Subject: Bike 'N Bird 2016 - Dickcissels in Lorain County
Date: Sat Jun 18 2016 9:50 am
From: c.pierce AT att.net
 
The Cicada strewn roads of Lorain County were full of birds during  this
mornings bike ride.

I had 35 species including 5 kinds of flycatchers, 5 sparrow species and
a highlight of 4 Dickcissels

on Island Rd. Two of them were south of the Island and Capel Rd.
intersection near the ditch, and the other

two were at that intersection. One was perched on a wire and calling
continuously.


See you on the trails,

Chris Pierce

N. Olmsted OH

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Subject: Dragonflies
Date: Fri Jun 17 2016 17:56 pm
From: tuckercasey AT hotmail.com
 
Hi Folks,
I'm sending this announcement out (see link below) because I know a lot of you like to search for dragonflies in addition to birds during the summer months. I apologize if this has already been sent previously.
http://w3.marietta.edu/~odonat...
The nice thing is that you can submit photo records now, whereas in the past a collected specimen was necessary to document occurrence. So if you like to photograph dragonflies and damselflies this is a good opportunity for you.
Check it out, contact Bob Glotzhober if you're interested, and attend the Ohio Odonata Society (OOS) meeting on July 30th.
Kind Regards,
Casey TuckerAdjunct InstructorBiology/Environmental ScienceCentral Ohio Technical Collegetucker.468@cotc.edu
DirectorAmerican Avian Conservation & Research Institutehttp://tuckercasey.wix.com/aac...




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Subject: Red-headed woodpeckers in Wayne Co
Date: Fri Jun 17 2016 9:13 am
From: rowe926 AT gmail.com
 
If anyone wants to see red-headed woodpeckers, the place to go is along
Messner Rd. in the Killbuck Wildlife Area in Wayne county south of Wooster.
This is a wetland area with hundreds of dead trees. They are almost
guaranteed there - several in fact.

Randy Rowe, Wooster

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Subject: Read Headed Woodpecker
Date: Fri Jun 17 2016 8:13 am
From: brian.c.tinker AT gmail.com
 
On my last visit to the Station Road trailhead at Towpath Trail in
Brecksville on June 4th, I saw 4 different red-headed woodpeckers. One was
in the in the swamp area near the trailhead (where I've previously seen
two, and there's a confirmed nest), one was on the tree adjacent to the
bald eagle nest, and two were in the meadow as I was returning from viewing
the bald eagle nest. It's certainly possible some of these were the same
bird, but they were spread out over a distance of about 3/4 mile.
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Subject: RHWP-Delaware County Residence
Date: Thu Jun 16 2016 23:49 pm
From: tania.rae.perry AT gmail.com
 
I am excited and fortunate to say that I am currently seeing 3 different
RHWP's feeding regularly at my feeders/suet this year. The first one
appeared around the end of March but for the past few months they r showing
up daily.
The Red Bellies and Red Heads have been displaying a vocal, drumming and
aerial tactics of an all out war for, "this is my suet cake today."
I've have lived at my current location for 14 years and for the past 5-6
haven't seen any sightings. This has been a great surprise. I am keeping my
fingers crossed that I may see some young ones in tow as the adults
continue to feed at my buffet.
I have had young HWP's and DWP's this past week and a Pileated who shows up
a couple of times a month as well.
I never grow tired of watching this amazing gift!
Thanks Paul and Bill for the reminder and wise encouragement to report.
Tania

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Subject: RHWP
Date: Thu Jun 16 2016 18:01 pm
From: billwhan AT columbus.rr.com
 
Subject: Red Headed Woodpecker
Date: Thu Jun 16 2016 16:45 pm
From: paulgraham AT wowway.com

I think it's important to report anytime one of these is observed (and
I see them so infrequently): Anyway I saw one today along Middleboro
Road, in Warren County, just east/northeast of Fort Ancient State
Memorial. This location was probably around 3 miles north of the SR 350
and Middleboro Road intersection. I was able to pull off the road and
watch it working in 3 trees. Always a thrill to see a RHWP!

Paul Graham

Paul's right. This beauty has become a tough bird to find, though it was
once called "the most abundant and best known of all our woodpeckers" in
Wheaton's Birds of Ohio (1882). Trautman counted as many as 40 a day
found as traffic roadkills during Ohio surveys during the 1920s and
‘30s. Farmers regarded them as an agricultural pest and shot them. Their
nest sites in dead trees and poles are far more often quickly removed.
Cutting rural tree stands, especially the beech trees on which they fed
in winter, have taken a toll. See 'em while you can.
Bill Whan

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Subject: Red Headed Woodpecker
Date: Thu Jun 16 2016 16:45 pm
From: paulgraham AT wowway.com
 
 I think its important to report anytime one of these is observed (and I see them so infrequently):  Anyway I saw one today along Middleboro Road, in Warren County, just east/northeast of Fort Ancient State Memorial.  This location was probably around 3 miles north of the SR 350 and Middleboro Road intersection.  I was able to pull off the road and watch it working in 3 trees.  Always a thrill to see a RHWP!
Paul Graham

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Subject: Common Moorhen Family / Columbiana County
Date: Thu Jun 16 2016 16:34 pm
From: ohiomagpie AT hotmail.com
 
Today, Thursday, while making the rounds to some old favorite birding sites, we found a family of Common Moorhens where they have traditionally been in the past. About 1:00PM, at the wetlands at the far eastern portion of Zepernick Lake State Wildlife Area, was a family with three cute, half grown gallinule chicks. The location is on the north side of SR172, 1.3 miles east of the town of New Alexander (CR402-Rochester Road) or 2.2 miles west of the town of New Garden (SR9). Park on the south side of the road at the little bridge with the cable blocking it. This is a dangerous traffic area. Walk back to the west to the culvert and look northeast into the wetland. They should be found in the open water area to the right. A scope is helpful. Wood Ducks galore! Continuing about 5 miles to the east on SR172, we arrived once again at Guilford Lake. At about 2:30PM at the far eastern end of the lake, the previously reported breeding plumage male Ruddy Duck, along with a strikingly beautiful male Common Merganser, were close-by along the lake face of the dam, just south of The Guilford Lake Grille. Of note is the fact that just 2.5 miles to the east is The Middle Fork of Little Beaver Creek, one of the nesting areas for Common Mergansers. At about 3:00 PM, the skies darkened, and super heavy rains and wind blasted Guilford Lake and us.


Bob and Denise Lane / Mahoning County

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Subject: OHIO-BIRDS Digest - 14 Jun 2016 to 15 Jun 2016 (#2016-167)
Date: Thu Jun 16 2016 12:36 pm
From: shafer AT metroparks.net
 
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> 1. Summer Birding In Columbiana County (3)
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> 3. Forster's Tern / Columbiana County
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> Date: Wed, 15 Jun 2016 13:32:51 +0000
> From: robert lane
> Subject: Summer Birding In Columbiana County
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> My wife Denise and I, would like to enlighten everyone to the birding
> opportunities in seldom birded by others, Columbiana County. Even though we
> live in Mahoning County, we reside only 0.4 of a mile north of the
> Columbiana County line. Having the advantage of growing up in the area, we
> have a Columbiana County Lifelist of 258 species. E-birders have a lot of
> catching up to do, with the present E-bird list at 215. Attached is a story
> I was asked to write for "The Bobolink" publication, back in 2010,
> detailing the variety of areas that can be explored in Columbiana County.
> Basically, the only changes to the story are that The Greenway Trail is now
> about 13 miles long, and Sean Logan is no longer the director of The Ohio
> Department of Natural Resources. Take a ride and see another part of Ohio.
> Hope to see you in the field.
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> Bob Lane
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> Next door, and to the east of The Bobolink Area, is the wonderfully,
> habitat diverse, and scenic Columbiana County. Over the past five summer
> seasons, during The Ohio Breeding Bird Atlas, there have been about 155
> bird species recorded. The northern half of the county is glaciated, and
> the southern half unglaciated; varying in elevation from 1446 at Round
> Knob, to 664 at the Ohio River, a change of 782 feet. The diversity of the
> county can be described as we see what borders it.
> The rolling farmland of the western edge borders Stark and Carroll
> Counties; The Bobolink Area. In this area, along the headwaters of the
> Mahoning River, are Great Blue Heron rookeries, and some extensive marsh
> habitats, one of which, this past summer, provided the first documented
> county record of nesting Sandhill Cranes, producing two youngsters. In
> August of 2005, two Black-billed Magpies were found by my wife, Denise,
> near our hometown of Damascus. They stayed for nearly two months; being
> seen by many, including many Bobolink Area residents. Cliff Swallows can be
> found nesting on a few of the local barns.
> The southern edge is foothills, adjacent to Jefferson County, and
> includes the 2265 acre, seldom visited, Highlandtown Lake Wildlife Area.
> This past late spring there were four Glossy Ibis seen here for several
> days. Whip-poor-will, Ruffed Grouse, and an occasional Black Vulture are
> seen here. To the south, nearby, across the county line, are nesting Common
> Ravens. A hopeful future find for the appalacian hills of Columbiana County.
> The southeast corner is the Ohio River and the state of West
> Virginia. Here can be found: Peregrine Falcon, Osprey, Double-crested
> Cormorant, Herring and Ring-billed Gulls, and even an out of season Common
> Loon on the river.
> Everything to the east is the state of Pennsylvania. The vast Beaver
> Creek State Park and Forest stretches along the tributaries of the Little
> Beaver Creek Wild and Scenic River. This area is nestled in rugged
> sandstone cliffs, cascading streams, and many hemlock laden hillsides and
> gorges. In May 2007, the lower portion of the Little Beaver Creek Watershed
> was dedicated as one of Audubon Ohio's Important Bird Areas. At the state
> park is a restored operating grist mill and a historic village. Remnants of
> the Sandy and Beaver Canal can be seen here and throughout the county. A
> visit to The Beaver Creek Wildlife Education Center, when in the area, is a
> must! There are over three hundred mounted birds and mammals on display, on
> weekends, May thru October. There have been 23 species of warbler recorded
> here in summer. The highlight specie of this area is the Common Merganser,
> of which, at least seven families with young were found this past season.
> Black-throated Blue Warblers are seen and heard, but nesting has not been
> confirmed. Swainson's Warbler has been reported three times in the past
> several years, but no confirmation. In the late 1960's they were reported
> from these same locations. In July 2009, a male Blackburnian Warbler was in
> the pines at the Beaver Creek State Park Campground. Golden-crowned
> Kinglets nest east of the Pancake Bridge near Sheepskin Hollow State Nature
> Preserve. Some of the other birds found in this Ohio hotspot are:
> Blue-headed Vireo, Winter Wren, Hermit Thrush, Summer Tanager, Purple
> Finch, and the following warblers: Northern Parula, Magnolia,
> Black-throated Green, Pine, Prairie, Cerulean, Worm-eating, Ovenbird, and
> Kentucky, just to name a few.
> The northern edge completely borders Mahoning County and holds most
> of the human population. Common Nighthawks and Chimney Swifts can be found.
> At the Egypt Road Swamp are Alder Flycatcher, American Woodcock, Cedar
> Waxwing, Yellow-billed Cuckoo, and Blue-winged Teal, along with a colony of
> Baltimore Checkerspot butterflies. Hard to believe now; but in the early
> 1980's, the first nesting pair of Canada Geese recorded in the county was
> here. My, how times have changed!
> The eastern interior of the county is comprised of some large tracts
> of reclaimed strip mines, providing all the grassland species, including
> numerous Henslow's Sparrow, Grasshopper Sparrow, Eastern Meadowlark,
> Bobolink, and sometimes Northern Harrier.
> For bicycle enthusiasts; the eleven mile long, paved Greenway
> Multi-Purpose Trail goes thru marsh area on the north end, then thru open
> fields, then thru hemlocks, and finally thru large sycamores paralleling
> the Middle Fork of Little Beaver Creek. For those who want to combine
> birding with bicycling, this is a dream ride. Sixty species are normally
> recorded in a four hour ride. Near the Franklin Square Trailhead this past
> late spring, an adult male, Yellow-headed Blackbird, was present for three
> days, a first for the county. Nests that have been found along the trail
> are: Mute Swan, Green Heron, Pied-billed Grebe, Common Moorhen, Barred Owl,
> Wood Duck, Eastern Kingbird, Wild Turkey, Yellow-throated Warbler, and
> Spotted Sandpiper, just to name a few. About halfway along the trail is the
> Teegarden Covered Bridge Trailhead Area; at this location you transition
> from seeing and hearing Black-capped Chickadee to Carolina Chickadee. Here
> you easily find Belted Kingfisher, Cerulean Warbler, Blue-gray Gnatcatcher,
> and Baltimore Oriole. Dragonflies abound here, the three inch plus
> Dragonhunter can sometimes be found near the parking lot in late July.
> The last area to be mentioned is our favorite birding spot: the
> Guilford Lake and Salem Reservoir Area. Most of the habitats are here, from
> large bodies of water, to extensive marshland, to sycamore and hemlock
> lined stream banks. During the present, Ohio Breeding Bird Atlas, in Block
> 53B5CW, a remarkable 123 species have been recorded. Guilford Lake has a
> beautiful State Park Campground, and has summering Double-crested
> Cormorants, and Ring-billed Gulls, along with nesting Bald Eagles, Great
> Horned Owls, and Eastern Screech-owl. The Ohio Department of Natural
> Resources Director, Sean Logan, lives here with his family. On a historic
> note is the fact that Gillford Reservoir, note the original spelling, was
> constructed about 1836 to provide water for the Sandy and Beaver Canal.
> Below and to the east of the causeway is the Depot Road Marsh. The
> Firestone Yeagley Wildlife Area Parking Lot is on Depot Road, providing
> viewing access from your vehicle. American Bittern, Least Bittern, Virginia
> Rail, Prothonotary Warbler, Marsh Wren, Swamp Sparrow, American Coot, Sora,
> and numerous Green Heron can be heard and seen here. Common Moorhen and
> Hooded Merganser families can easily be seen. At Salem Reservoir Osprey can
> be found, and in July 2009, a Forster's Tern frequented the bait shop for
> several days. Sandhill Cranes and Blue-winged Teal have summered at
> Tritten's Pond in the past. The last known Barn Owl location in Columbiana
> County is here, in an old unused barn, which is also home each year, to
> baby Turkey Vultures. They are raised each year in an old grain bin for
> about eight weeks, and then fledge from the barn at about ten weeks.
> I hope you have enjoyed this review of Columbiana County summer
> birding opportunities and I would like to extend an invitation to all to
> come and explore an eastern neighbors' backyard.
>
> August 2010
> Bob Lane
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> Date: Wed, 15 Jun 2016 09:45:22 -0400
> From: Mary Warren
> Subject: Re: Summer Birding In Columbiana County
>
> Take Bob up on his invitation. It is beautiful country. You won't be
> disappointed !
>
> Sent from my iPod
>
> > On Jun 15, 2016, at 9:32 AM, robert lane wrote:
> >
> > My wife Denise and I, would like to enlighten everyone to the birding
> opportunities in seldom birded by others, Columbiana County. Even though we
> live in Mahoning County, we reside only 0.4 of a mile north of the
> Columbiana County line. Having the advantage of growing up in the area, we
> have a Columbiana County Lifelist of 258 species. E-birders have a lot of
> catching up to do, with the present E-bird list at 215. Attached is a story
> I was asked to write for "The Bobolink" publication, back in 2010,
> detailing the variety of areas that can be explored in Columbiana County.
> Basically, the only changes to the story are that The Greenway Trail is now
> about 13 miles long, and Sean Logan is no longer the director of The Ohio
> Department of Natural Resources. Take a ride and see another part of Ohio.
> Hope to see you in the field.
> >
> >
> > Bob Lane
> >
> >
> > ----------------------------------------------------------------------
> >
> >
> > Next door, and to the east of The Bobolink Area, is the
> wonderfully, habitat diverse, and scenic Columbiana County. Over the past
> five summer seasons, during The Ohio Breeding Bird Atlas, there have been
> about 155 bird species recorded. The northern half of the county is
> glaciated, and the southern half unglaciated; varying in elevation from
> 1446 at Round Knob, to 664 at the Ohio River, a change of 782 feet. The
> diversity of the county can be described as we see what borders it.
> > The rolling farmland of the western edge borders Stark and Carroll
> Counties; The Bobolink Area. In this area, along the headwaters of the
> Mahoning River, are Great Blue Heron rookeries, and some extensive marsh
> habitats, one of which, this past summer, provided the first documented
> county record of nesting Sandhill Cranes, producing two youngsters. In
> August of 2005, two Black-billed Magpies were found by my wife, Denise,
> near our hometown of Damascus. They stayed for nearly two months; being
> seen by many, including many Bobolink Area residents. Cliff Swallows can be
> found nesting on a few of the local barns.
> > The southern edge is foothills, adjacent to Jefferson County, and
> includes the 2265 acre, seldom visited, Highlandtown Lake Wildlife Area.
> This past late spring there were four Glossy Ibis seen here for several
> days. Whip-poor-will, Ruffed Grouse, and an occasional Black Vulture are
> seen here.
>
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> Date: Wed, 15 Jun 2016 09:50:37 -0400
> From: Ken Ostermiller
> Subject: Re: Summer Birding In Columbiana County
>
> Excellent description, Bob, of Columbiana County birding opportunities.
>
> If birders do visit this county you might try using the new Columbiana
> County Birding Drive:
> http://ohioebirdhotspots.wikispaces.com/Columbiana+County+Birding+Drive
> This birding drive provides a route and driving directions to visit five of
> the birding locations that Bob mentions. It doesn't cover every part of the
> county, but would provide a full day of birding.
>
> Ken Ostermiller
>
> Ken Ostermiller
>
> On Wed, Jun 15, 2016 at 9:32 AM, robert lane
> wrote:
>
> > My wife Denise and I, would like to enlighten everyone to the birding
> > opportunities in seldom birded by others, Columbiana County. Even though
> we
> > live in Mahoning County, we reside only 0.4 of a mile north of the
> > Columbiana County line. Having the advantage of growing up in the area,
> we
> > have a Columbiana County Lifelist of 258 species. E-birders have a lot of
> > catching up to do, with the present E-bird list at 215. Attached is a
> story
> > I was asked to write for "The Bobolink" publication, back in 2010,
> > detailing the variety of areas that can be explored in Columbiana County.
> > Basically, the only changes to the story are that The Greenway Trail is
> now
> > about 13 miles long, and Sean Logan is no longer the director of The Ohio
> > Department of Natural Resources. Take a ride and see another part of
> Ohio.
> > Hope to see you in the field.
> >
> >
> > Bob Lane
> >
> >
> > ----------------------------------------------------------------------
> >
> >
> > Next door, and to the east of The Bobolink Area, is the
> wonderfully,
> > habitat diverse, and scenic Columbiana County. Over the past five summer
> > seasons, during The Ohio Breeding Bird Atlas, there have been about 155
> > bird species recorded. The northern half of the county is glaciated, and
> > the southern half unglaciated; varying in elevation from 1446 at Round
> > Knob, to 664 at the Ohio River, a change of 782 feet. The diversity of
> the
> > county can be described as we see what borders it.
> > The rolling farmland of the western edge borders Stark and Carroll
> > Counties; The Bobolink Area. In this area, along the headwaters of the
> > Mahoning River, are Great Blue Heron rookeries, and some extensive marsh
> > habitats, one of which, this past summer, provided the first documented
> > county record of nesting Sandhill Cranes, producing two youngsters. In
> > August of 2005, two Black-billed Magpies were found by my wife, Denise,
> > near our hometown of Damascus. They stayed for nearly two months; being
> > seen by many, including many Bobolink Area residents. Cliff Swallows can
> be
> > found nesting on a few of the local barns.
> > The southern edge is foothills, adjacent to Jefferson County, and
> > includes the 2265 acre, seldom visited, Highlandtown Lake Wildlife Area.
> > This past late spring there were four Glossy Ibis seen here for several
> > days. Whip-poor-will, Ruffed Grouse, and an occasional Black Vulture are
> > seen here. To the south, nearby, across the county line, are nesting
> Common
> > Ravens. A hopeful future find for the appalacian hills of Columbiana
> County.
> > The southeast corner is the Ohio River and the state of West
> > Virginia. Here can be found: Peregrine Falcon, Osprey, Double-crested
> > Cormorant, Herring and Ring-billed Gulls, and even an out of season
> Common
> > Loon on the river.
> > Everything to the east is the state of Pennsylvania. The vast Beaver
> > Creek State Park and Forest stretches along the tributaries of the Little
> > Beaver Creek Wild and Scenic River. This area is nestled in rugged
> > sandstone cliffs, cascading streams, and many hemlock laden hillsides and
> > gorges. In May 2007, the lower portion of the Little Beaver Creek
> Watershed
> > was dedicated as one of Audubon Ohio's Important Bird Areas. At the state
> > park is a restored operating grist mill and a historic village. Remnants
> of
> > the Sandy and Beaver Canal can be seen here and throughout the county. A
> > visit to The Beaver Creek Wildlife Education Center, when in the area,
> is a
> > must! There are over three hundred mounted birds and mammals on display,
> on
> > weekends, May thru October. There have been 23 species of warbler
> recorded
> > here in summer. The highlight specie of this area is the Common
> Merganser,
> > of which, at least seven families with young were found this past season.
> > Black-throated Blue Warblers are seen and heard, but nesting has not been
> > confirmed. Swainson's Warbler has been reported three times in the past
> > several years, but no confirmation. In the late 1960's they were reported
> > from these same locations. In July 2009, a male Blackburnian Warbler was
> in
> > the pines at the Beaver Creek State Park Campground. Golden-crowned
> > Kinglets nest east of the Pancake Bridge near Sheepskin Hollow State
> Nature
> > Preserve. Some of the other birds found in this Ohio hotspot are:
> > Blue-headed Vireo, Winter Wren, Hermit Thrush, Summer Tanager, Purple
> > Finch, and the following warblers: Northern Parula, Magnolia,
> > Black-throated Green, Pine, Prairie, Cerulean, Worm-eating, Ovenbird, and
> > Kentucky, just to name a few.
> > The northern edge completely borders Mahoning County and holds most
> > of the human population. Common Nighthawks and Chimney Swifts can be
> found.
> > At the Egypt Road Swamp are Alder Flycatcher, American Woodcock, Cedar
> > Waxwing, Yellow-billed Cuckoo, and Blue-winged Teal, along with a colony
> of
> > Baltimore Checkerspot butterflies. Hard to believe now; but in the early
> > 1980's, the first nesting pair of Canada Geese recorded in the county was
> > here. My, how times have changed!
> > The eastern interior of the county is comprised of some large tracts
> > of reclaimed strip mines, providing all the grassland species, including
> > numerous Henslow's Sparrow, Grasshopper Sparrow, Eastern Meadowlark,
> > Bobolink, and sometimes Northern Harrier.
> > For bicycle enthusiasts; the eleven mile long, paved Greenway
> > Multi-Purpose Trail goes thru marsh area on the north end, then thru open
> > fields, then thru hemlocks, and finally thru large sycamores paralleling
> > the Middle Fork of Little Beaver Creek. For those who want to combine
> > birding with bicycling, this is a dream ride. Sixty species are normally
> > recorded in a four hour ride. Near the Franklin Square Trailhead this
> past
> > late spring, an adult male, Yellow-headed Blackbird, was present for
> three
> > days, a first for the county. Nests that have been found along the trail
> > are: Mute Swan, Green Heron, Pied-billed Grebe, Common Moorhen, Barred
> Owl,
> > Wood Duck, Eastern Kingbird, Wild Turkey, Yellow-throated Warbler, and
> > Spotted Sandpiper, just to name a few. About halfway along the trail is
> the
> > Teegarden Covered Bridge Trailhead Area; at this location you transition
> > from seeing and hearing Black-capped Chickadee to Carolina Chickadee.
> Here
> > you easily find Belted Kingfisher, Cerulean Warbler, Blue-gray
> Gnatcatcher,
> > and Baltimore Oriole. Dragonflies abound here, the three inch plus
> > Dragonhunter can sometimes be found near the parking lot in late July.
> > The last area to be mentioned is our favorite birding spot: the
> > Guilford Lake and Salem Reservoir Area. Most of the habitats are here,
> from
> > large bodies of water, to extensive marshland, to sycamore and hemlock
> > lined stream banks. During the present, Ohio Breeding Bird Atlas, in
> Block
> > 53B5CW, a remarkable 123 species have been recorded. Guilford Lake has a
> > beautiful State Park Campground, and has summering Double-crested
> > Cormorants, and Ring-billed Gulls, along with nesting Bald Eagles, Great
> > Horned Owls, and Eastern Screech-owl. The Ohio Department of Natural
> > Resources Director, Sean Logan, lives here with his family. On a historic
> > note is the fact that Gillford Reservoir, note the original spelling, was
> > constructed about 1836 to provide water for the Sandy and Beaver Canal.
> > Below and to the east of the causeway is the Depot Road Marsh. The
> > Firestone Yeagley Wildlife Area Parking Lot is on Depot Road, providing
> > viewing access from your vehicle. American Bittern, Least Bittern,
> Virginia
> > Rail, Prothonotary Warbler, Marsh Wren, Swamp Sparrow, American Coot,
> Sora,
> > and numerous Green Heron can be heard and seen here. Common Moorhen and
> > Hooded Merganser families can easily be seen. At Salem Reservoir Osprey
> can
> > be found, and in July 2009, a Forster's Tern frequented the bait shop for
> > several days. Sandhill Cranes and Blue-winged Teal have summered at
> > Tritten's Pond in the past. The last known Barn Owl location in
> Columbiana
> > County is here, in an old unused barn, which is also home each year, to
> > baby Turkey Vultures. They are raised each year in an old grain bin for
> > about eight weeks, and then fledge from the barn at about ten weeks.
> > I hope you have enjoyed this review of Columbiana County summer
> > birding opportunities and I would like to extend an invitation to all to
> > come and explore an eastern neighbors' backyard.
> >
> > August 2010
> > Bob Lane
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
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> Date: Wed, 15 Jun 2016 13:45:36 -0400
> From: Ken Andrews
> Subject: Black Vulture in Cuyahoga Valley
>
> There is a black vulture circling just NW of the Brookside Road Marsh in
> the Cuyahoga Valley. There are turkey vultures soaring with it for
> comparison. I can clearly see the white wing tips and shape of the big bird.
>
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> Date: Thu, 16 Jun 2016 01:40:20 +0000
> From: robert lane
> Subject: Forster's Tern / Columbiana County
>
> Unusual bird sightings at Guilford Lake continue. Tonight, Wednesday, at
> about 6:00PM, we watched a Forster's Tern actively zipping around and
> feeding out over the lake directly in front of the Mark's Landing
> Restaurant. The plumage appeared to be either adult nonbreeding or 1st
> year, with the black eye-patch easily seen. Also during the tern show, one
> of the resident adult Bald Eagles was cruising in the background.
>
>
> Bob and Denise Lane / Mahoning County
>
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Subject: Pine siskins
Date: Thu Jun 16 2016 11:32 am
From: reginasch54 AT gmail.com
 
A Pine Siskin was reported at Shawnee Prairie feeders just west of
Greenville in Darke Co. on June 10

On Fri, Jun 10, 2016 at 10:39 AM, Joyce Callahan <
000000997d0c09c0-dmarc-request@listserv.miamioh.edu> wrote:

> Most winters there are pine siskins visiting the feeders. The last few
> springs they've been observed singing & displaying. They usually disappear
> in mid-May. This year some stayed; we have breeding juncos too.
> Photo in Ebird checklist: http://ebird.org/ebird/view/ch...
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Subject: EUCO Dove - Champaign County - Mechanicsburg Grain Elevator - 6/16/16
Date: Thu Jun 16 2016 7:52 am
From: stefanminnig AT hotmail.com
 
A single Eurasian-Collared Dove was at the Mechanicsburg Grain Elevator in Champaign County this morning around 6:30am. There was an initial report of four by Margaret Bowman back in January, and despite the long lapse in time, I decided to take a look. Funny... I was looking all around me, and the bird was sitting on a wire 20 feet in front of me.


http://ebird.org/ebird/view/ch...


Stefan Minnig

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Subject: Forster's Tern / Columbiana County
Date: Wed Jun 15 2016 20:40 pm
From: ohiomagpie AT hotmail.com
 
Unusual bird sightings at Guilford Lake continue. Tonight, Wednesday, at about 6:00PM, we watched a Forster's Tern actively zipping around and feeding out over the lake directly in front of the Mark's Landing Restaurant. The plumage appeared to be either adult nonbreeding or 1st year, with the black eye-patch easily seen. Also during the tern show, one of the resident adult Bald Eagles was cruising in the background.


Bob and Denise Lane / Mahoning County

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Subject: Black Vulture in Cuyahoga Valley
Date: Wed Jun 15 2016 12:46 pm
From: Ken.hikes AT hotmail.com
 
There is a black vulture circling just NW of the Brookside Road Marsh in the Cuyahoga Valley. There are turkey vultures soaring with it for comparison. I can clearly see the white wing tips and shape of the big bird.

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