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19 Jun: @ 02:52:05 
Salamonie State Forest [John Winebrenner]
17 Jun: @ 18:10:09 
Eagle Creek Park bird hike [Becky]
17 Jun: @ 02:05:59 
Carolina Wren Today [ROBERT BARBER]
16 Jun: @ 20:20:30 
Noble County Birding [Eric Helfrich]
15 Jun: @ 00:35:05 
granville bridge, Jun 14, 2018 Black-billed Cuckoo [john skene]
14 Jun: @ 21:38:21 
Eagle Marsh, Ft Wayne [zzedpowers]
14 Jun: @ 15:03:58 
Breeding warblers, Martell Forest, Jun 14, 2018 [Dunning, John B]
13 Jun: @ 23:47:06 
Fw: eBird Report - Elkhart River, Millrace and Woods, Jun 13, 2018 [John Harley]
13 Jun: @ 06:22:47 
Weatchester M B S, Chesterton - Sandhill [Rick Welton]
12 Jun: @ 22:49:44 
Merlins in Chesterton [Rick Welton]
12 Jun: @ 13:14:04 
Merlins in Chesterton [KEVIN B RYAN]
10 Jun: @ 19:44:54 
Eagle Creek Park bird hike [Becky]
10 Jun: @ 17:24:44 
Snowy Owl in Howard County! [zzedpowers]
10 Jun: @ 17:02:04 
Spoonbill at Stillwater. [Peter Scott]
10 Jun: @ 15:30:16 
Roseate Spoonbill present [Sanderson, Ryan J]
09 Jun: @ 20:30:52 
Re: Pine Siskin (Carduelis pinus)_RBarber_090618 [RICHARD WOOD]
09 Jun: @ 20:09:28 
Pine Siskin (Carduelis pinus)_RBarber_090618 [ROBERT BARBER]
09 Jun: @ 15:00:01 
Re: Baltimore Orioles [nrmho]
07 Jun: @ 21:52:44 
Gary, Grant St Marsh Sandhills/juveniles [Rick Welton]
06 Jun: @ 21:25:47 
Fw: Strawtown/Koteewi Bird List [terry ballenger]
04 Jun: @ 12:15:23 
Spoonbill [Joe and Debbie Caruso]
04 Jun: @ 06:06:16 
Re: Rosette Spoonbill [Richard Wiesler]
03 Jun: @ 22:05:54 
Re: Rosette Spoonbill [Richard Wiesler]
03 Jun: @ 22:05:54 
Re: Rosette Spoonbill [Richard Wiesler]
03 Jun: @ 21:20:20 
Bald Eagle - Hendrick's Co [falarn]
03 Jun: @ 20:22:37 
Eagle Creek Bird Hike [Becky]
03 Jun: @ 16:42:57 
Rosette Spoonbill [Bob Decker]
03 Jun: @ 14:29:48 
Roseate Spoonbill - NO [Angelo J Dattilo]
03 Jun: @ 11:23:11 
Re: Roseate Spoonbill [Steven]
03 Jun: @ 08:22:53 
Re: Roseate Spoonbill [Deborah Cooney]
02 Jun: @ 20:04:23 
Willow Slough FWA and TNC Kankakee Sands [zzedpowers]
02 Jun: @ 17:44:38 
Platalea ajaja_Roseate Spoonbill [ROBERT BARBER]
01 Jun: @ 10:46:03 
Mississippi Kite Brown County [Dan Kaiser]
29 May: @ 13:08:21 
Nesting Merlins [Kenneth J. Brock]
28 May: @ 15:45:05 
Allen County Common Nighthawk [zzedpowers]
28 May: @ 06:57:09 
Eagle Creek Park bird hike [Becky]
27 May: @ 12:53:00 
Ft. Harrison SP - Migrants have left the park [Don Gorney]
27 May: @ 00:32:36 
White-Eyed Vireo Id Help. [Gehan Gehale]
26 May: @ 20:16:27 
Foster Park, Fort Wayne - Stockbridge Audubon Society [Greg Majewski]
26 May: @ 19:26:17 
N.W.Indiana - Blue Grosbeak, Trumpeter Swans, 11-Species of Warbler. [Michael Topp]
26 May: @ 17:46:50 
Lakefront (26-May-2018) W-t Kite, Glaucous Gull, and more [Kenneth J. Brock]
25 May: @ 19:42:21 
Red-bellied flycatcher [Julia Mast]
24 May: @ 17:33:54 
Illiana Birds: Blue Grosbeak [Carolyn A. Marsh]
24 May: @ 17:17:18 
Merlin. [KEVIN B RYAN]
24 May: @ 07:27:03 
2 CONWs -- Celery Bog Nature Area -- May 24, 2018 [wes homoya]
23 May: @ 22:57:51 
Illiana Birds: Warblers [Carolyn A. Marsh]
23 May: @ 21:05:45 
(LAKE) Fw: eBird Report - Gibson Woods Nature Preserve, May 23, 2018 continuing Common Nighthawk(s) and Olive-sided Flycatcher [L Fandrei]
23 May: @ 20:48:54 
(LAKE) Fw: eBird Report - Gibson Woods Nature Preserve, May 22, 2018 [L Fandrei]
23 May: @ 09:11:17 
Fwd: eBird Report - Michigan City Harbor, May 22, 2018 [Joe and Debbie Caruso]
23 May: @ 08:47:03 
Hummingbird nest redux! [Robert Kissel]





Subject: Salamonie State Forest
Date: Tue Jun 19 2018 2:52 am
From: in-bird-l AT list.indiana.edu
 
I decided to make a trip to Salamonie this morning, specifically in search of just a few target birds that I haven't found yet this year. To my surprise, I got ALL FOUR of the birds that I was looking for! Two Prairie Warblers (heard only), a great look at a Hooded Warbler, with another one singing later on, three Kentucky Warblers, including great looks at two of them, and a pair of singing Louisiana Waterthrushes. I also had nice looks at two Scarlet and two Summer Tanagers. All of these birds mentioned above, except the Prairie Warblers were seen within the State Forest.
57 speciesGreat Blue Heron 3Turkey Vulture 12Bald Eagle 1 Immature - perched along the Salamonie Dam Road.Killdeer 6Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon) 10Mourning Dove 6Yellow-billed Cuckoo 3Downy Woodpecker 1Northern Flicker 2Pileated Woodpecker 3 A family group at Hominy Ridge recreation areaAmerican Kestrel 1Eastern Wood-Pewee 3Acadian Flycatcher 2Eastern Phoebe 1Great Crested Flycatcher 2Yellow-throated Vireo 2Warbling Vireo 3Red-eyed Vireo 4Blue Jay 5American Crow 4Horned Lark 2Tree Swallow 5Barn Swallow 7Carolina Chickadee 3Tufted Titmouse 2White-breasted Nuthatch 3House Wren 4Carolina Wren 2Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 3American Robin 6Gray Catbird 4European Starling 10Louisiana Waterthrush 2 Both birds calling to each other at the creek crossing at the bottom of "Slippery Slope", in the State ForestKentucky Warbler 3 State Forest - Saw two of them, and heard a third one singing in a different part of the forest.Common Yellowthroat 4Hooded Warbler 2 State ForestAmerican Redstart 3Cerulean Warbler 2Northern Parula 1Yellow Warbler 2Prairie Warbler 2 100 S - One bird singing on the east side of the spillway, and another singing on the west end.Chipping Sparrow 6Song Sparrow 4Eastern Towhee 3Summer Tanager 2 State ForestScarlet Tanager 2 State ForestNorthern Cardinal 5Rose-breasted Grosbeak 2Indigo Bunting 5Dickcissel 1 400 S, just west of Bozarth'sEastern Meadowlark 4Baltimore Oriole 2Red-winged Blackbird 10Brown-headed Cowbird 7Common Grackle 2American Goldfinch 7House Sparrow 2
John WinebrennerFort Wayne



Subject: Eagle Creek Park bird hike
Date: Sun Jun 17 2018 18:10 pm
From: in-bird-l AT list.indiana.edu
 
The Sunday 6/17/18 bird hike at Eagle Creek tallied 84 species. The list is as follows:






Canada Goose



Wood Duck



Mallard



Double-crested Cormorant



Great blue Heron



Green Heron



Turkey Vulture



Osprey



Cooper's Hawk



Red-shouldered Hawk



Red-tailed Hawk



American Kestrel



Killdeer



Caspian Tern



Mourning Dove



Yellow-billed Cuckoo



Barred Owl



Ruby-throated Hummingbird



Red-headed Woodpecker



Red-bellied Woodpecker



Downy Woodpecker



Hairy Woodpecker



Northern Flicker



Pileated Woodpecker



Eastern Wood Pewee



Acadian Flycatcher



Willow Flycatcher



Eastern Phoebe



Great Crested Flycatcher



Eastern Kingbird



White-eyed Vireo



Yellow-throated Vireo



Warbling Vireo



Red-eyed Vireo



Blue Jay



American Crow



Purple Martin



Tree Swallow



Northern Rough-winged



Barn Swallow



Carolina Chickadee



Tufted Titmouse



White-breasted Nuthatch



Carolina Wren



House Wren



Blue-gray Gnatcatcher



Eastern Bluebird



Veery



Wood Thrush



American Robin



Gray Catbird



Northern Mockingbird



Brown Thrasher



European Starling



Cedar Waxwing



Northern Parula



Yellow Warbler



Yellow-throated Warbler



Prairie Warbler



Louisiana Waterthrush



Kentucky Warbler



Common Yellowthroat



Yellow-breasted Chat



Eastern Towhee



Chipping Sparrow



Field Sparrow



Savannah Sparrow



Grasshopper sparrow



Song Sparrow



Summer Tanager



Scarlet Tanager



Northern Cardinal



Indigo Bunting



Dickcissel



Red-winged Blackbird



Eastern Meadowlark



Common Grackle



Brown-headed Cowbird



Orchard Oriole



Baltimore Oriole



House Finch



American Goldfinch



House Sparrow



The walks start at 9AM at the Ornithology Center. All are welcome.



Subject: Carolina Wren Today
Date: Sun Jun 17 2018 2:05 am
From: robert_barber_389 AT comcast.net
 
Since Jan 6th the Carolina Wrens have been vacant, but this evening 2 showed up. Spidering all the eaves, cracks and crevices around the house.Mockingbirds are in progress building another nest in the Crab Apple. Mostly small sticks and a few blades of oat stems. Don't hardly see how an egg or 3 can stay in the nest.it is so open and crudely built. Fledged 2 7 days ago from a nest built in Trumpet Vines climbing the basketball goal on the backside of the backboard.Robert E. Barber
3322 Tunnelton Road
Bedford, IN. 47421
H: 812-277-0347
C:812-797-2856
http://www.flickr.com/photos/c...
[email protected]



Subject: Noble County Birding
Date: Sat Jun 16 2018 20:20 pm
From: conqur1066 AT gmail.com
 
Mary and I went birding at ACRE's Bender Woods southwest of Albion and at Chain O'Lakes State Parkafew milessouth of Albion. Surprisingly, there were almost no mosquitos at either location, asBender in particular would usually be unbearable right now. We got 63 species without really going all out, which is pretty good for us at this time of the year. Notable were 6 flycatchers and 7 warblers, including several Hooded Warblers at the picnic area above Long Lake in the State Park. We missed at the Cerulean Warblers we have often found at Bender. The species list:Canada GooseMallardGreat BlueHeronGreen HeronTurkey VultureRed-Tailed HawkKilldeerMourning DoveYellow-billed CuckooRuby-throated HummingbirdRed-bellied WoodpeckerDowny WoodpeckerPileated WoodpeckerEastern Wood-PeweeAcadian FlycatcherWillow FlycatcherEastern PhoebeGreat Crested FlycatcherEastern KingbirdYellow-throated VireoWarbling VireoRed-eyed vireoBlue JayAmerican CrowPurple MartinTree SwallowBarn SwallowBlack-capped ChickadeeTufted TitmouseWhite-breasted NuthatchHouse WrenCarolina WrenBlue-gray GnatcatcherEastern BluebirdWood ThrushAmerican RobinGray CatbirdBrown ThrasherEuropean StarlingBlue-winged WarblerProthonotary WarblerCommon YellowthroatHooded WarblerAmerican RedstartNorthern ParulaYellow WarblerEastern TowheeChipping SparrowField SparrowSong SparrowScarlet TanagerNorthern CardinalIndigo BuntingBobolinkRed-winged BlackbirdEastern MeadowlarkCommon GrackleBrown-headed CowbirdOrchard OrioleBaltimore OrioleHouse FinchAmerican GoldfinchHouse Sparrow



Subject: granville bridge, Jun 14, 2018 Black-billed Cuckoo
Date: Fri Jun 15 2018 0:35 am
From: jkskene AT hotmail.com
 
https://www.flickr.com/photos/...



granville bridge, Tippecanoe, Indiana, US

Jun 14, 2018 9:40 AM - 10:25 AM

Protocol: Traveling

0.7 mile(s)

29 species



Great Blue Heron (Blue form) 1

Turkey Vulture 1

Black-billed Cuckoo 1

Red-headed Woodpecker 1

Red-bellied Woodpecker 1

Pileated Woodpecker 1

Eastern Wood-Pewee 2

Great Crested Flycatcher 1

Warbling Vireo (Eastern) 1

Red-eyed Vireo 1

American Crow 2

Purple Martin 2

Cliff Swallow 75

Carolina Chickadee 2

House Wren 1

Carolina Wren 2

American Robin 1

Gray Catbird 2

European Starling 4

Prothonotary Warbler 1

Field Sparrow 2

Song Sparrow 1

Summer Tanager 1

Northern Cardinal 2

Indigo Bunting 4

Baltimore Oriole 1

Red-winged Blackbird 3

Brown-headed Cowbird 3

American Goldfinch 2



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Subject: Eagle Marsh, Ft Wayne
Date: Thu Jun 14 2018 21:38 pm
From: in-bird-l AT list.indiana.edu
 
This morning I started to walk Trail 3 , but it was overgrown. Instead, I walked the Towpath Trail, the Pump Road (Trail 1) about half way, and a little bit of Trail 2. The Ruddy Duck was record-late for NE Indiana by eight days, according to the records kept by Jim Haw, and later Rodger Rang. Bell's Vireo has been present at Eagle Marsh every year since 2013.




Eagle Marsh Nature Preserve, Allen, Indiana, USJun 14, 2018 10:35 AM - 11:50 AMProtocol: Traveling0.75 mile(s)Comments: 65 - 79 F, clear, calm24 speciesMute Swan 2Ruddy Duck 1Great Blue Heron 8Great Egret 13Green Heron 1Turkey Vulture 1Yellow-billed Cuckoo 1Northern Flicker 1Bell's Vireo 1Northern Rough-winged Swallow 4Tree Swallow 1Bank Swallow 2Barn Swallow 2House Wren 3American Robin 5Gray Catbird 2Common Yellowthroat 4Yellow Warbler 2Song Sparrow 9Northern Cardinal 3Indigo Bunting 2Red-winged Blackbird 30Brown-headed Cowbird 2American Goldfinch 4View this checklist online athttps://ebird.org/view/checkli... report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (http://ebird.org)




Ed Powers, Allen County



Subject: Breeding warblers, Martell Forest, Jun 14, 2018
Date: Thu Jun 14 2018 15:03 pm
From: jdunning AT purdue.edu
 
John Skene and I spent about 2 hours birding Martell Forest in western Tippecanoe County today.  While we didn't detect everything we expected (where are the tanagers?), we had a nice array of warblers on territory, including Yellow-throated, Kentucky (five), and American Redstart (three).

Barny
[email protected]
Purdue University--Martell Forest, Tippecanoe, Indiana, US Jun 14, 2018 6:30 AM - 8:45 AM
40 species

Mourning Dove 1
Yellow-billed Cuckoo 2
Belted Kingfisher 1
Red-bellied Woodpecker 1
Hairy Woodpecker 2
Pileated Woodpecker 2
Eastern Wood-Pewee 4
Acadian Flycatcher 6
Eastern Phoebe 2
Great Crested Flycatcher 1
White-eyed Vireo 1
Red-eyed Vireo 3
Blue Jay 1
American Crow 6
Northern Rough-winged Swallow 1
Tree Swallow 2
Carolina Chickadee 2
Tufted Titmouse 7
White-breasted Nuthatch 1
House Wren 2
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 3
Wood Thrush 1
American Robin 4
Gray Catbird 3
Cedar Waxwing 2
Kentucky Warbler 5
Common Yellowthroat 1
American Redstart 3
Northern Parula 2
Yellow Warbler 1
Yellow-throated Warbler 1
Chipping Sparrow 3
Field Sparrow 2
Song Sparrow 1
Eastern Towhee 4
Northern Cardinal 4
Indigo Bunting 3
Baltimore Oriole 1
Brown-headed Cowbird 6
American Goldfinch 1

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Subject: Fw: eBird Report - Elkhart River, Millrace and Woods, Jun 13, 2018
Date: Wed Jun 13 2018 23:47 pm
From: ekjwh68 AT hotmail.com
 
John and Elaine Harley, [email protected], Goshen, IN








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Sent: Wednesday, June 13, 2018 7:36 PM

Subject: eBird Report - Elkhart River, Millrace and Woods, Jun 13, 2018



Elkhart River, Millrace and Woods, Elkhart, Indiana, US

Jun 13, 2018 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Protocol: Traveling

1.5 mile(s)

Comments: It was a humid, overcast morning with temps in mid 70's and an occasional breeze. Observers were: Liz Jacobs, Larry Ford, Susan Kairis, David Helmannson, Elaine and John Harley.

27 species (+1 other taxa)



Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos) 8

Great Blue Heron (Ardea herodias) 2

Turkey Vulture (Cathartes aura) 6

Mourning Dove (Zenaida macroura) 2

Chimney Swift (Chaetura pelagica) 4

Ruby-throated Hummingbird (Archilochus colubris) 1

Downy Woodpecker (Picoides pubescens) 4

Eastern Wood-Pewee (Contopus virens) 1

Willow Flycatcher (Empidonax traillii) 1

Great Crested Flycatcher (Myiarchus crinitus) 1

Warbling Vireo (Vireo gilvus) 5

Red-eyed Vireo (Vireo olivaceus) 2

Tufted Titmouse (Baeolophus bicolor) 4

White-breasted Nuthatch (Sitta carolinensis) 5

House Wren (Troglodytes aedon) 4

American Robin (Turdus migratorius) 5

Gray Catbird (Dumetella carolinensis) 5

Prothonotary Warbler (Protonotaria citrea) 1

Yellow Warbler (Setophaga petechia) 6

warbler sp. (Parulidae sp.) (Parulidae sp.) 1

Chipping Sparrow (Spizella passerina) 3

Song Sparrow (Melospiza melodia) 1

Northern Cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis) 13

Indigo Bunting (Passerina cyanea) 1

Baltimore Oriole (Icterus galbula) 5

Red-winged Blackbird (Agelaius phoeniceus) 13

House Finch (Haemorhous mexicanus) 2

American Goldfinch (Spinus tristis) 3



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Subject: Weatchester M B S, Chesterton - Sandhill
Date: Wed Jun 13 2018 6:22 am
From: rwwelton AT msn.com
 
Stopped by the Westchester Migratory Bird Sanctuary in Chesterton after checking on the merlin. Highlight was a sandhill crane south of the north shelter.








Rick Welton



HomeLand Sports, LLC



Subject: Merlins in Chesterton
Date: Tue Jun 12 2018 22:49 pm
From: rwwelton AT msn.com
 
Was onsite for 3 hours. Observed nest through scope from several positions. Saw no bird, nor movement on nest. Neither saw nor heard a merlin in vicinity.






Rick Welton



HomeLand Sports, LLC



Subject: Merlins in Chesterton
Date: Tue Jun 12 2018 13:14 pm
From: kevamandaryan AT comcast.net
 
I have not seen the pair of Merlins since June 8th.  I am afraid the Merlins may have moved on. I still hold out hope because I am no expert on their behavior and nesting habits. There has been a great deal of Cooper Hawk and crow activity lately. I will update if I spot the Merlins again



Subject: Eagle Creek Park bird hike
Date: Sun Jun 10 2018 19:44 pm
From: in-bird-l AT list.indiana.edu
 
The Sunday 6/10/18 bird hike tallied 77 species. The list is as follows:






Canada Goose



Mallard



Double-crested Cormorant



Great blue Heron



Green Heron



Turkey Vulture



Osprey



Bald Eagle



Cooper's Hawk



Red-shouldered Hawk



Red-tailed Hawk



Killdeer



Lesser Yellowlegs



Rock Pigeon



Mourning Dove



Chimney Swift



Ruby-throated Hummingbird



Red-bellied Woodpecker



Downy Woodpecker



Northern Flicker



Pileated Woodpecker



Eastern Wood Pewee



Acadian Flycatcher



Willow Flycatcher



Eastern Phoebe



Great Crested Flycatcher



Eastern Kingbird



White-eyed Vireo



Warbling Vireo



Red-eyed Vireo



Blue Jay



American Crow



Fish Crow



Horned Lark



Purple Martin



Tree Swallow



Northern Rough-winged



Cliff Swallow



Barn Swallow



Carolina Chickadee



Tufted Titmouse



White-breasted Nuthatch



Carolina Wren



House Wren



Blue-gray Gnatcatcher



Eastern Bluebird



Wood Thrush



American Robin



Gray Catbird



Northern Mockingbird



Brown Thrasher



European Starling



Cedar Waxwing



Northern Parula



Yellow Warbler



Prairie Warbler



Louisiana Waterthrush



Common Yellowthroat



Yellow-breasted Chat



Chipping Sparrow



Field Sparrow



Savannah Sparrow



Grasshopper sparrow



Song Sparrow



Scarlet Tanager



Northern Cardinal



Indigo Bunting



Dickcissel



Red-winged Blackbird



Eastern Meadowlark



Common Grackle



Brown-headed Cowbird



Orchard Oriole



Baltimore Oriole



House Finch



American Goldfinch



House Sparrow



Hikes start at 9AM at the Ornithology Center. All are welcome.



Subject: Snowy Owl in Howard County!
Date: Sun Jun 10 2018 17:24 pm
From: in-bird-l AT list.indiana.edu
 
Our fried Kathryn Farnsworth told us at church that on her way from Kokomo this morning she saw and photographed a Snowy Owl.  The location she gave was "9:30 AM route 35 east of Greentown Indiana The crossroad was 1350."






Ed Powers, Allen County



Subject: Spoonbill at Stillwater.
Date: Sun Jun 10 2018 17:02 pm
From: Peter.Scott AT indstate.edu
 
these directions might help someone unfamiliar with area ... bird is moving around, of course, to different areas of marsh.





Stillwater Marsh, Monroe, Indiana, US

Jun 9, 2018 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Protocol: Traveling

1.0 mile(s)

Comments: With Jeff and Sandy Belth, Kenny Cox and family. We were at "Stillwater Overlook" observation deck when two birders stopped to say that spoonbill was further south (0.3 miles) at the next parking spot on McGowan Rd, plus a 300 yard hike.

3 species



Roseate Spoonbill 1 Bird was on a sluggish small creek at south end of marsh -- we parked at the unnamed lot 0.3 miles south of Stillwater Overlook observation deck, and walked southwestward (I think) on dike trail about 300 yards, turning left into the
woods just past a big manhole cover and ditch draining out of marsh. Bird was pointed out to us by others about 50 yards away, half hidden behind a shrub on edge of narrow, shallow, muddy creek. -- Observed for 10 minutes. It preened body feathers with
bill, dipping bill in water often, jerking head to shake off flies; then did some foraging, moving bill side to side underwater, as a snapping turtle swam by. Head and neck mainly white; body and wings pale pink, with black on wing margin here and there (primary
tips, apparently). After 10 minutes it flew a short distance out of sight. (Continuing individual, first seen at Stillwater June 1.)

Prothonotary Warbler 1

Yellow-breasted Chat 1



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Subject: Roseate Spoonbill present
Date: Sun Jun 10 2018 15:30 pm
From: RSanderson AT ecommunity.com
 
I spent the last 45 minutes watching the Spoonbill in the Hickory Woods area. The bird flew north around 1115AM.

Ryan Sanderson
Indianapolis

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Subject: Pine Siskin (Carduelis pinus)_RBarber_090618
Date: Sat Jun 9 2018 20:30 pm
From: rwoodphd AT msn.com
 
We had none at our feeders this year.

Richard

Sent from my T-Mobile 4G LTE device

------ Original message------
From: ROBERT BARBER
Date: Sat, Jun 9, 2018 3:09 PM
To: Bloomington, Bird List;
Cc:
Subject:[IN-BIRD-L] Pine Siskin (Carduelis pinus)_RBarber_090618


Check flicker for Pine Siskin (Carduelis pinus) taken just a few minutes ago. Isn't this bird kinda rare this late / early and in wrong place (should be further north)?


www.flickr.com/photos/crowwarrior44/40888666260


Robert E. Barber
3322 Tunnelton Road
Bedford, IN. 47421
H: 812-277-0347



Subject: Pine Siskin (Carduelis pinus)_RBarber_090618
Date: Sat Jun 9 2018 20:09 pm
From: robert_barber_389 AT comcast.net
 
Check flicker forPine Siskin (Carduelis pinus) taken just a few minutes ago. Isn't this bird kinda rare this late / early and in wrong place (should be further north)?
www.flickr.com/photos/crowwarrior44/40888666260
Robert E. Barber
3322 Tunnelton Road
Bedford, IN. 47421
H: 812-277-0347
C:812-797-2856
http://www.flickr.com/photos/c...
[email protected]



Subject: Baltimore Orioles
Date: Sat Jun 9 2018 15:00 pm
From: bloomington-birds-l AT list.indiana.edu
 
We had five at our feeder at one time this morning. 4 males.  I think the reason we have so many is there is lots of feed along the lakeshore at Lake Lemon.


Norman Holy



Subject: Gary, Grant St Marsh Sandhills/juveniles
Date: Thu Jun 7 2018 21:52 pm
From: rwwelton AT msn.com
 
3rd time I went to GSM I spotted the 2 adult and 2 juvenile sandhills that Matt K. spotted in early morning. At 2:42 they were southbound across the field from the south berm. Near the west end of the tree line they headed east a short distance and then in.
I went around to 35th and spotted them feeding in the field on the north side across from the Gary Bus Barn entrance. An accountant at the Gary Academy just west said she saw them yesterday in the south side ditch just west of the bus barn.





Vegetation in the field is tall. Adults were visible mid-neck up.








Rick Welton



HomeLand Sports, LLC



Subject: Fw: Strawtown/Koteewi Bird List
Date: Wed Jun 6 2018 21:25 pm
From: t.ballenger AT sbcglobal.net
 
Following is Becky Heck's list of our monthly hike at SKP north of Noblesville.All otherWed. hikesare at Cool Creek Park in Westfield. We meet at the north parking lot at 8:30am. All are welcome. Hope to see you there.Terry Ballenger.


----- Forwarded Message -----
From: Becky Heck <[email protected]>
To: Becky Heck <[email protected]>
Sent: Wednesday, June 6, 2018 2:25 PM
Subject: Strawtown/Koteewi Bird List

Strawtown/Koteewi Bird List- Wednesday, June 6, 2018 Our count for today was 57 birds. It was 54F when we began and 70F when we ended. There were 13 people in attendance. There were a few people who met early and hiked to the blue bridge and then there were a few people who stayed late and hiked near the archery range. There were a lot of birds seen and heard all over the park. Bird List:Yellow WarblerAmerican RobinAmerican GoldfinchWillow FlycatcherBaltimore OrioleMourning DoveAmerican CrowBarn SwallowEuropean StarlingRed-winged BlackbirdNorthern Rough-winged SwallowIndigo BuntingCommon YellowthroatYellow-billed CuckooHouse WrenCliff SwallowSong SparrowDickcisselAcadian FlycatcherTufted TitmouseEastern PhoebeGray CatbirdCedar WaxwingBelted KingfisherProthonotary WarblerRed-headed WoodpeckerRed-bellied WoodpeckerWarbling VireoField SparrowGreat Crested FlycatcherEastern BluebirdDowny WoodpeckerNorthern MockingbirdDouble-crested CormorantWood ThrushKilldeerEastern Wood PeweeGreat Blue HeronCanada GooseTurkey VultureBlue-gray GnatcatcherYellow-throated WarblerNorthern FlickerRose-breasted Grosbeak (bird of the day)Carolina ChickadeeBlue JayRuby-throated Hummingbird (Conner was awarded a gold star for spotting this bird)White-breasted NuthatchRed-tailed HawkBrown-headed CowbirdHouse SparrowEastern TowheeRed-eyed VireoBrown ThrasherCommon GrackleSavannah SparrowHouse Finch



Subject: Spoonbill
Date: Mon Jun 4 2018 12:15 pm
From: caruso1914 AT gmail.com
 
At Stillwater now, 1:14p. Walk out on levee & look for egrets.



Subject: Rosette Spoonbill
Date: Mon Jun 4 2018 6:06 am
From: rpw.birds AT gmail.com
 
[Sorry for my shift in verb tense above. It had moved out of view by the time I arrived seconds later. It moved out as view as I arrived. How I put it then felt right at the time. :) ]
On Sun, Jun 3, 2018 at 11:05 PM, Richard Wiesler <[email protected]> wrote:
Approximate geocoordinates of above:39.135664,-86.390303.
On Sun, Jun 3, 2018 at 7:00 PM, Richard Wiesler <[email protected]> wrote:
My daughter glimpsed it twice at this location about 6:40, the second time definitively. She motioned me toward it but it had moved out of view to the left as I arrived. A big family of Wood Ducks startled, then a Green Heron, then a Great Blue. No sign since.
On Sun, Jun 3, 2018, 5:42 PM Bob Decker <[email protected]> wrote:
Rosette Spoonbill located at 5:30 pm on mcGowan Road past Hickory Woods sign, small access road on right, take trail to creek. Look North. With about 7 GREG. Photo's taken. Stay back in the woods. Out of woods about 400 years.


Bob Decker


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Subject: Rosette Spoonbill
Date: Sun Jun 3 2018 22:05 pm
From: rpw.birds AT gmail.com
 
Approximate geocoordinates of above:39.135664,-86.390303.
On Sun, Jun 3, 2018 at 7:00 PM, Richard Wiesler <[email protected]> wrote:
My daughter glimpsed it twice at this location about 6:40, the second time definitively. She motioned me toward it but it had moved out of view to the left as I arrived. A big family of Wood Ducks startled, then a Green Heron, then a Great Blue. No sign since.
On Sun, Jun 3, 2018, 5:42 PM Bob Decker <[email protected]> wrote:
Rosette Spoonbill located at 5:30 pm on mcGowan Road past Hickory Woods sign, small access road on right, take trail to creek. Look North. With about 7 GREG. Photo's taken. Stay back in the woods. Out of woods about 400 years.


Bob Decker


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Subject: Rosette Spoonbill
Date: Sun Jun 3 2018 22:05 pm
From: rpw.birds AT gmail.com
 
Approximate geocoordinates of above:39.135664,-86.390303.
On Sun, Jun 3, 2018 at 7:00 PM, Richard Wiesler <[email protected]> wrote:
My daughter glimpsed it twice at this location about 6:40, the second time definitively. She motioned me toward it but it had moved out of view to the left as I arrived. A big family of Wood Ducks startled, then a Green Heron, then a Great Blue. No sign since.
On Sun, Jun 3, 2018, 5:42 PM Bob Decker <[email protected]> wrote:
Rosette Spoonbill located at 5:30 pm on mcGowan Road past Hickory Woods sign, small access road on right, take trail to creek. Look North. With about 7 GREG. Photo's taken. Stay back in the woods. Out of woods about 400 years.


Bob Decker


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Subject: Bald Eagle - Hendrick's Co
Date: Sun Jun 3 2018 21:20 pm
From: falarn AT indy.net
 
New yard bird on Sat afternoon.
Spotted by Terese Brost flying over Forest Lake (near Eagle Creek Park)
A bit later, observed perched on a branch over the lake, eating something.
Back turned, so could not tell what the menu was.
Sue Arnold aka Big Sue, in Hendricks Co.



Subject: Eagle Creek Bird Hike
Date: Sun Jun 3 2018 20:22 pm
From: in-bird-l AT list.indiana.edu
 
The 6/3/18 Sunday bird hike at ECP tallied 86 species. The list is as follows:






Canada Goose



Wood Duck



Mallard



Double-crested Cormorant



Great blue Heron



Green Heron



Turkey Vulture



Osprey



Bald Eagle



Cooper's Hawk



Red-shouldered Hawk



Red-tailed Hawk



American Kestrel



Killdeer



Black Tern



Forster's Tern



Rock Pigeon



Mourning Dove



Yellow-billed Cuckoo



Chimney Swift



Ruby-throated Hummingbird



Belted Kingfisher



Red-headed Woodpecker



Red-bellied Woodpecker



Downy Woodpecker



Northern Flicker



Pileated Woodpecker



Eastern Wood Pewee



Acadian Flycatcher



Willow Flycatcher



Eastern Phoebe



Great Crested Flycatcher



Eastern Kingbird



White-eyed Vireo



Yellow-throated Vireo



Warbling Vireo



Red-eyed Vireo



Blue Jay



American Crow



Fish Crow



Purple Martin



Tree Swallow



Northern Rough-winged



Cliff Swallow



Barn Swallow



Carolina Chickadee



Tufted Titmouse



White-breasted Nuthatch



Carolina Wren



House Wren



Blue-gray Gnatcatcher



Eastern Bluebird



Wood Thrush



American Robin



Gray Catbird



Northern Mockingbird



Brown Thrasher



European Starling



Cedar Waxwing



Blue-winged Warbler



Northern Parula



Yellow Warbler



Yellow-throated Warbler



Cerulean Warbler



Prothonotary Warbler



Louisiana Waterthrush



Kentucky Warbler



Common Yellowthroat



Yellow-breasted Chat



Eastern Towhee



Chipping Sparrow



Field Sparrow



Grasshopper sparrow



Song Sparrow



Scarlet Tanager



Northern Cardinal



Indigo Bunting



Red-winged Blackbird



Eastern Meadowlark



Common Grackle



Brown-headed Cowbird



Orchard Oriole



Baltimore Oriole



House Finch



American Goldfinch



House Sparrow



The walks begin at 9AM at the Ornithology Center. All are welcome.



Subject: Rosette Spoonbill
Date: Sun Jun 3 2018 16:42 pm
From: bdecker.bird AT gmail.com
 
Rosette Spoonbill located at 5:30 pm on mcGowan Road past Hickory Woods sign, small access road on right, take trail to creek.  Look North.  With about 7 GREG.   Photo's taken. Stay back in the woods. Out of woods about 400 years.

Bob Decker

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Subject: Roseate Spoonbill - NO
Date: Sun Jun 3 2018 14:29 pm
From: in-bird-l AT list.indiana.edu
 
No sign of the spoonbill at the end of Friendship Road at approximately 2:30 PM or the Stillwater Marsh observation deck from approximately 3-3:30 PM.  The hottest part of the day is probably not the ideal time to find it but anytime you can try works for me.  

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Subject: Roseate Spoonbill
Date: Sun Jun 3 2018 11:23 am
From: in-bird-l AT list.indiana.edu
 
6/3/18 @ 9am, Roseate Spoonbill @ Stillwater Marsh. It was about 300 yards west of the Observation point and 125 yards south of the levy.


Picture on Birding in Indiana FB page.


On Sunday, June 3, 2018, 9:23:03 AM EDT, Deborah Cooney wrote:

No Roseate Spoonbill at end of Friendship Rd, 745am to 850am


----- Original Message -----
From: gary langell
To: IN-BIRD-L
Sent: Sat, 02 Jun 2018 07:44:33 -0400 (EDT)
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Roseate Spoonbill

At 7:43 AM Roseate Spoonbill still being observed from at Stillwater Marsh, Monroe Reservoir.


Gary LangellEllettsvilleMonroe County812-360-3627



Subject: Roseate Spoonbill
Date: Sun Jun 3 2018 8:22 am
From: drocket AT iquest.net
 
No Roseate Spoonbill at end of Friendship Rd, 745am to 850am


----- Original Message -----
From: gary langell
To: IN-BIRD-L
Sent: Sat, 02 Jun 2018 07:44:33 -0400 (EDT)
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Roseate Spoonbill

At 7:43 AM Roseate Spoonbill still being observed from at Stillwater Marsh, Monroe Reservoir.


Gary LangellEllettsvilleMonroe County812-360-3627



Subject: Willow Slough FWA and TNC Kankakee Sands
Date: Sat Jun 2 2018 20:04 pm
From: in-bird-l AT list.indiana.edu
 
Stockbridge Audubon ended its spring field trip season in Newton County. Ten birders enjoyed a pleasant, if cloudy, day and found -- species in spite of missing some specialties. Numbers enclosed in parentheses ( ) were birds seen on the way from Fort Wayne.



Willow Slough/TNC Kankakee Sands, Newton, Indiana, USJun 2, 2018 9:40 AM - 3:15 PMProtocol: Traveling43.0 mile(s)Comments: 60 F warming to 78 F, cloudy, light breeze.71 speciesCanada Goose 100Mallard 3Northern Bobwhite 3Ring-necked Pheasant 1Wild Turkey 8American Bittern 2Great Blue Heron 3Turkey Vulture 5Red-tailed Hawk 1Killdeer 4Ring-billed Gull 2

Eurasian Collared-Dove (2, as usual in Parr)Mourning Dove 20Black-billed Cuckoo 1 at Willow Slough parking area 14A

Chimney Swift (6)Belted Kingfisher 2Red-headed Woodpecker 5 (2)Red-bellied Woodpecker 2Downy Woodpecker 1Northern Flicker 5Eastern Wood-Pewee 4Willow Flycatcher 3Eastern Phoebe 3Great Crested Flycatcher 2Eastern Kingbird 5Bell's Vireo 2Yellow-throated Vireo 1Warbling Vireo 6Red-eyed Vireo 2Blue Jay 5American Crow 4Horned Lark 2Purple Martin 40Tree Swallow 2Barn Swallow 12Tufted Titmouse 1House Wren 7Marsh Wren 1Carolina Wren 2Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 1Eastern Bluebird 2Wood Thrush 1American Robin 100 a guessGray Catbird 2Brown Thrasher 3European Starling 10Cedar Waxwing 2Common Yellowthroat 10Yellow Warbler 6Grasshopper Sparrow 10Henslow's Sparrow 18Chipping Sparrow 8Field Sparrow 4Savannah Sparrow 6Song Sparrow 4Swamp Sparrow 1Eastern Towhee 2Yellow-breasted Chat 2Scarlet Tanager 1Northern Cardinal 3Rose-breasted Grosbeak 2Blue Grosbeak 2Indigo Bunting 5Dickcissel 40 a guessBobolink 4Eastern Meadowlark 10Baltimore Oriole 3Red-winged Blackbird 200 a guessBrown-headed Cowbird 3Common Grackle 8House Finch 1American Goldfinch 15House Sparrow XView this checklist online athttps://ebird.org/view/checkli...

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





Ed Powers & John Winebrenner, co-leaders



Subject: Platalea ajaja_Roseate Spoonbill
Date: Sat Jun 2 2018 17:44 pm
From: robert_barber_389 AT comcast.net
 
This early afternoon 12.10 to about 1:30p I saw the Spoonbill on Friendship Rd. and again at the viewing platform at Stillwater. 52 images at maybe 3/8 to 1/2 mile you can see the results on my flickr site, below. ID'able only......
www.flickr.com/photos/crowwarrior44/42469226912
I sent in an Indiana Rare Bird report with those 3 images attached. I DID NOT CLAIM ANY CREDIT FOR SEEING THE SPOONBILL FIRST,. just to be clear.
Thanks to whomever did find it first.Robert E. Barber
3322 Tunnelton Road
Bedford, IN. 47421
H: 812-277-0347
C:812-797-2856
http://www.flickr.com/photos/c...
[email protected]



Subject: Mississippi Kite Brown County
Date: Fri Jun 1 2018 10:46 am
From: dhkaiser AT sprynet.com
 
For the record books.  Property owner does not wish location revealed.
Although we saw just the one bird, owner says there have been two birds
the last few seasons. Possibly a nesting pair. Photos at
www.flickr.com/photos/dhkaiser

Dan Kaiser
Columbus



Subject: Nesting Merlins
Date: Tue May 29 2018 13:08 pm
From: kj.brock AT comcast.net
 
Thanks to Chesterton resident Kevin Ryan for discovery of Indiana™s second occurrence of nesting Merlins.  The birds have been present for a couple of months and on 23 May copulation was noted.  Though yet unconfirmed the apparent nest is high in a white pine in a residential area on South Park Drive.

South Park Drive forms a large loop and the nest tree is the tallest white pine at the northwest corner of the loop. Kevin™s house is at 868 South Park Drive, which is across the street from the nest tree. However, the male™s favorite perch is atop a somewhat smaller pine in the front lawn of the house next door. I photographed it there this morning.

Kevin believes that respectful birders can visit the site: just keep in mind that this is a quiet residential neighborhood.

To reach South Park Drive from Indiana 49, take Porter Avenue west from the stoplight on 49. At the second stop sign you will see a middle school, and associated athletic fields, on the north (right side) of Porter Ave. Upon reaching the third stop sign at the southwest corner of the school property a left turn will put you on South Park Drive (8th Street is on the right). It winds south for a bit then turns westward onto the loop. Kevin™s residence is on the south side of the street less than 100 yards from the turn onto the loop.

Kevin points out that the birds are most active, and most easily seen, in the morning and evening.

Ken Brock
Chesterton



Subject: Allen County Common Nighthawk
Date: Mon May 28 2018 15:45 pm
From: in-bird-l AT list.indiana.edu
 
As I stepped out of my car in the parking lot of the Jorgensen YMCA on Aboite Center Road, in Allen County, I heard a Common Nighthawk "peent" overhead. I'm not sure what it was doing in broad daylight and 95 degree heat -- I sure didn't stay in it long.



Jorgensen YMCA, Allen, Indiana, USMay 28, 2018 1:30 PMProtocol: IncidentalComments: 95 F, mostly sunny, calm1 speciesCommon Nighthawk 1View this checklist online athttps://ebird.org/view/checkli... report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (http://ebird.org)





Ed Powers, Allen County



Subject: Eagle Creek Park bird hike
Date: Mon May 28 2018 6:57 am
From: in-bird-l AT list.indiana.edu
 
The 5/27/18 Sunday morning bird hike at ECP tallied 93 species. The list is as follows:






Canada Goose



Wood Duck



Mallard



Pied-billed Grebe



Double-crested Cormorant



Great blue Heron



Great Egret



Green Heron



Turkey Vulture



Bald Eagle



Cooper's Hawk



Red-shouldered Hawk



American Kestrel



Killdeer



Ring-billed Gull



Rock Pigeon



Mourning Dove



Yellow-billed Cuckoo



Chimney Swift



Ruby-throated Hummingbird



Belted Kingfisher



Red-headed Woodpecker



Red-bellied Woodpecker



Downy Woodpecker



Hairy Woodpecker



Northern Flicker



Pileated Woodpecker



Eastern Wood Pewee



Acadian Flycatcher



Willow Flycatcher



Eastern Phoebe



Great Crested Flycatcher



Eastern Kingbird



White-eyed Vireo



Yellow-throated Vireo



Warbling Vireo



Red-eyed Vireo



Blue Jay



American Crow



Fish Crow



Purple Martin



Tree Swallow



Northern Rough-winged



Bank Swallow



Cliff Swallow



Barn Swallow



Carolina Chickadee



Tufted Titmouse



White-breasted Nuthatch



Carolina Wren



House Wren



Blue-gray Gnatcatcher



Eastern Bluebird



Wood Thrush



American Robin



Gray Catbird



Northern Mockingbird



Brown Thrasher



European Starling



Cedar Waxwing



Northern Parula



Yellow Warbler



Yellow-throated Warbler



Prairie Warbler



American Redstart



Ovenbird



Louisiana Waterthrush



Kentucky Warbler



Mourning Warbler



Common Yellowthroat



Hooded Warbler



Yellow-breasted Chat



Eastern Towhee



Chipping Sparrow



Field Sparrow



Savannah Sparrow



Grasshopper sparrow



Song Sparrow



Summer Tanager



Scarlet Tanager



Northern Cardinal



Rose-breasted Grosbeak



Blue Grosbeak



Indigo Bunting



Red-winged Blackbird



Eastern Meadowlark



Common Grackle



Brown-headed Cowbird



Orchard Oriole



Baltimore Oriole



House Finch



American Goldfinch



House Sparrow



The walks start at 9AM at the Ornithology Center. All are welcome.



Subject: Ft. Harrison SP - Migrants have left the park
Date: Sun May 27 2018 12:53 pm
From: in-bird-l AT list.indiana.edu
 
Birding at Fort Harrison State Park, Indy, on Sunday morning, May 27, turned up 63 species. Highlights included a ridiculously cooperative singing/preening male Prothonotary Warbler, four Yellow-billed Cuckoos including two cooperative birds at a possible nest, Baltimore Oriole at the nest, three singing Cerulean Warblers, Eastern Wood-Pewee with nesting material, and a singing Kentucky Warbler. No obvious out-of-state nesting migrants were found. The complete list is below.
This was the last of the spring 2018 bird walks at the park. Fall bird walks will be held each Sunday in September and October at Ft. Harrison. As always, meet at 8am at Delaware Lake parking lot. Many thanks to all who joined me for the walks.

Canada Goose 18
Mallard (Northern) 2
Great Blue Heron (Blue form) 2
Bald Eagle 1
Red-tailed Hawk 1
Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon) 2
Mourning Dove 3
Yellow-billed Cuckoo 4
Chimney Swift 2
Ruby-throated Hummingbird 2
Red-bellied Woodpecker 3
Downy Woodpecker 2
Hairy Woodpecker 1
Northern Flicker (Yellow-shafted) 1
Pileated Woodpecker 1
Eastern Wood-Pewee 5
Acadian Flycatcher 3
Alder/Willow Flycatcher (Traill's Flycatcher) 1, probably a Willow
Empidonax sp. 1, never got the best look, maybe Least
Great Crested Flycatcher 2
Eastern Kingbird 1
Yellow-throated Vireo 1
Warbling Vireo (Eastern) 6
Red-eyed Vireo 4
Blue Jay 2
Northern Rough-winged Swallow 1
Barn Swallow 2
Carolina Chickadee 4
Tufted Titmouse 5
White-breasted Nuthatch (Eastern) 2
Brown Creeper 1
House Wren 6
Carolina Wren 2
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 8
Eastern Bluebird 3
Wood Thrush 4
American Robin 11
Gray Catbird 4
European Starling 3
Cedar Waxwing 20
Louisiana Waterthrush 2
Prothonotary Warbler 2
Kentucky Warbler 1
Common Yellowthroat 2
Cerulean Warbler 3
Northern Parula 3
Yellow Warbler 6
Chipping Sparrow 9
Field Sparrow 3
Song Sparrow 2
Eastern Towhee 3
Yellow-breasted Chat 1
Summer Tanager 1
Scarlet Tanager 1
Northern Cardinal 10
Indigo Bunting 5
Orchard Oriole 1
Baltimore Oriole 6
Red-winged Blackbird 8
Brown-headed Cowbird 9
Common Grackle (Bronzed) 2
House Finch 5
American Goldfinch 4
House Sparrow 1
Don Gorney
Indianapolis, IN
317.501.4212
dongorney AT yahoo.com



Subject: White-Eyed Vireo Id Help.
Date: Sun May 27 2018 0:32 am
From: gehale AT gmail.com
 
I had a chance to walk around the indiana dunes this afternoon taking photographs.This one I recognize easily as a White-Eyed Vireo.
https://www.flickr.com/photos/...
I took a photo of another bird later in the day that I assume is another W-EV, I'm not sure if it's a lighting effect from the sun but I don't think I've ever seen one with so much dark around/under the eye. Is this an immature?https://www.flickr.com/photos/...


On the way home I stopped by Hammond Lakefront Sanctuary, no good photos, but I did get a bad picture of a Palm Warbler.https://www.flickr.com/photos/...

Thanks,
Gehan Gehale
[email protected]



Subject: Foster Park, Fort Wayne - Stockbridge Audubon Society
Date: Sat May 26 2018 20:16 pm
From: gamajewski AT gmail.com
 
The Stockbridge Audubon Society undertook their "Stockbridge Challenge" today at Foster Park. 100 years ago, Foster Park was still being planned, and club namesake Charles Stockbridge was a strong advocate to the City of Fort Wayne to have the park contain natural spaces suitable for wildlife habitat. He birded the park to see how many species were present to support his claim that it was an ecologically important part of the city, arriving at 44 species. 100 years later we set out to see if we could meet his tally, and we ended the morning with 48 species.
Canada Goose - 50 (estimate)Wood Duck - 19 (including 14 babies)Mallard - 4Great Blue Heron - 3Turkey Vulture - 1 (a distant bird that put us over Mr. Stockbridge's record)Cooper's Hawk - 1Mourning Dove - 2Yellow-billed Cuckoo - 2Barred Owl - 1Chimney Swift - 3 (an undercount)Ruby-throated Hummingbird - 8 (including one on nest)Red-bellied Woodpecker - 6Downy Woodpecker - 5Northern Flicker - 1Eastern Wood-Pewee - 4Acadian Flycatcher - 3Eastern Phoebe - 4Great Crested Flycatcher - 5Eastern Kingbird - 1Warbling Vireo - 3Red-eyed Vireo - 9Blue Jay - 2American Crow - 1Northern Rough-winged Swallow - 1Tree Swallow - 1Carolina Chickadee - 1Tufted Titmouse - 2White-breasted Nuthatch - 8House Wren - 2Carolina Wren - 3Blue-gray Gnatcatcher - 6Swainson's Thrush - 1American Robin - 13 (a definite undercount)Gray Catbird - 16European Starling - 1Cedar Waxwing - 8Ovenbird - 1Northern Parula - 6Yellow-throated Warbler - 2Chipping Sparrow - 1Song Sparrow - 1Northern Cardinal - 13Indigo Bunting - 4Baltimore Oriole - 2Brown-headed Cowbird - 8Common Grackle - 1American Goldfinch - 9House Sparrow - 1
Full checklist with photos:https://ebird.org/view/checkli...
Greg M.Fort Wayne

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Subject: N.W.Indiana - Blue Grosbeak, Trumpeter Swans, 11-Species of Warbler.
Date: Sat May 26 2018 19:26 pm
From: in-bird-l AT list.indiana.edu
 
5/26
I checked some spots today along the Western Lakefront.
Highlights include Blue Grosbeak, Alder F.C., Semi Sandpipers, Red-breasted Mergansers.
2- Lesser Scaup and 11 Species of warbler. Just listing the highlights - complete
lists at e-bird. * Photos I will post later.


Highlights:
HAMMOND LAKEFRONT PARK AND SANCTUARY. (11-species of warbler)
2-Semipalmated Sandpipers *
2-Dunlin
1-C.Nighthawk (Perched in tree)
2-Monk Parakeets (Flyovers)
4-Alder Flycatchers (Singing)*
1-Y.B.Flycatcher
25-Bank Swallows (About 60 nests in sandbank on west side.
1-Swainson's Thrush
1-Connecticut Warbler (Female)
1-Mourning Warbler
1-Lincoln's Sparrow
1-BLUE GROSBEAK (West end)

129th STREET WETLAND :
2-Red-breasted Mergansers (Pair)
1-Y.B.Cuckoo


GRANT ST. WETLANDS:
2-Trumpeter Swans
2-Lesser Scaup (Pair)
1-Least Bittern.


My Yard - 4 Osprey soaring overhead - calling


5/25
I was in Marion County so I stopped by the Ornithology Center
at Eagle Creek for a short while then headed over to Intech Park
to see the continuing Y.C.Heron*. Ran into Amy Hodson and we
enjoyed good views and photos of the bird. Then headed home but
first stopped by the Highland Heron Rookery at Cline Ave. Marsh.
Best bird there were 4 B.C.Night Herons* so I got photos of both
Night Herons on the same day - Nice.
Michael Topp
Highland IN.



Subject: Lakefront (26-May-2018) W-t Kite, Glaucous Gull, and more
Date: Sat May 26 2018 17:46 pm
From: kj.brock AT comcast.net
 
Today (26-May-2018) John Cassady, Lynea Hinchman, Jeff McCoy, Ryan Sanderson, Patrick & Eva Shannon, Sara & Adam Wilson, and I birded the Indiana lakefront.

Although the temperature was high and migrants were scarce, we generated a nice daily list. Highlights included: the lingering White-tailed Kite, Glaucous Gull, 37 Willow Flycatchers (Indiana™s 4th highest count), an Olive-sided Flycatcher, and 16 warbler species. Not a bad day at all.

”MICHIGAN CITY HARBOR
Semipalmated Sandpiper,3
Dunlan,5
Ring-billed Gull,75
Herring Gull,2 adults on a nest
Glaucous Gull,1- previously reported first-cycle
Caspian Tern,15
Common Tern,1
Peregrine Falcon,2 downy chicks in nest
Eastern Kingbird,1
Warbling Vireo,2

”EAST BEVERLY SHORES (along Beverly Drive)
Wood Duck,4
Wild Turkey,1
Green Heron,1
Red-tailed Hawk,1
Chimney Swift,1
Ruby-throated Hummingbird,1
Red-headed Woodpecker,4
Northern Flicker,1
Eastern Wood-Pewee,4
Willow Flycatcher,9
Great Crested Flycatcher,5
White-eyed Vireo,1
Yellow-throated Vireo,1
Red-eyed Vireo,4
Tree Swallow,4
House Wren,2
Marsh Wren,1
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher,4
Eastern Bluebird,1
Veery,1
Gray-cheeked Thrush,1
Wood Thrush,5
Gray Catbird,15
Brown Thrasher,1
Black-and-white Warbler,1 singing
Common Yellowsthroat,14
Hooded Warbler,1 singing
American Redstart,3
Yellow Warbler,8
Eastern Towhee,5
Swamp Sparrow,3
Rose-breasted Grosbeak,7
Baltimore Oriole,2

” CENTRAL BEVERLY SHORES (along Beverly Drive)
Mute Swan,1
Wood Duck,2
Great Blue Heron,1
Great Egret,2
Green Heron,1
Killdeer,7
Red-headed Woodpecker,1
Northern Flicker,1
Pileated Woodpecker,1
Eastern Wood-Pewee,1
Alder Flycatcher,1 singing
Willow Flycatcher,18
Eastern Kingbird,1
White-eyed Vireo,1
Warbling Vireo,2
Purple Martin,1
Tree Swallow,7
Marsh Wren,2
Eastern Bluebird,2
Wood Thrush,1
Gray Catbird,1
Common Yellowsthroat,2
American Redstart,1
Yellow Warbler,9
Blackpoll Warbler,1 singing
Wilson™s Warbler,1
Swamp Sparrow,6
Baltimore Oriole,1

”WEST BEVERLY SHORES (along Beverly Drive)
Hooded Merganser,1 fem
Sandhill Crane,4- 2 ad & 2 half-grown young
Belted Kingfisher,1
Red-headed Woodpecker,2
Willow Flycatcher,5
Least Flycatcher,1
Great Crested Flycatcher, 3- one nest
Yellow-throated Vireo,2
Warbling Vireo,2
Tree Swallow,3
House Wren,3
Marsh Wren,4
Prothonotary Warbler,1 singing
Yellow Warbler,6
Swamp Sparrow,3
Rose-breasted Grosbeak,1
Baltimore Oriole,1

”REYNOLDS CREEK G.H.A.
Ring-necked Pheasant,1
Great Blue Heron,1
Turkey Vulture
White-tailed Kite,1 captured prey
Semipalmated Sandpiper,19
Common Yellowthroat,1
Chipping Sparrow,1
Field Sparrow,1
Savannah Sparrow,1
Grasshopper Sparrow,7
Indigo Bunting,1
Dickcissel,13
Bobolink,5
Western Meadowlark,1 singing
Eastern Meadowlark,5

”TANK FARM NEAR HAMMOND CINDER FLATS
Semipalmated Sandpiper,32
Dunlin,5- alternate

”HAMMOND ALONG CALUMET AVE. Great Egret,6

”FORSYTHE PARK & ADJACENT WOLF LAKE
Spotted Sandpiper,1
Semipalmated Sandpiper,1
Caspian Tern,1
Olive-sided Flycatcher,1
Eastern Wood-Pewee,1
Yellow-bellied Flycatcher,2
Red-eyed Vireo,1
House Wren,2
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher,1
Baltimore Oriole,2

”HAMMON LANKFRONT SANCTUARY
Green Heron,2 flyby
Sandhill Crane,5 flyby
Chimney Swift,2
Eastern Wood-Pewee,8
Yellow-bellied Flycatcher,1
Alder Flycatcher,4
Willow Flycatcher,5
Traill™s Flycatcher,12
Least Flycatcher,1
Eastern Kingbird,1
Warbling Vireo,2
Tree Swallow,1
Northern Rough-winged Swallow,6
Bank Swallow,7
Cliff Swallow,1
Barn Swallow,5
House Wren,1
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher,1
Gray Catbird,2
Cedar Waxwing,1
Ovenbird,1
Mourning Warbler,1 male
Magnolia Warbler,1 male
Yellow Warbler,3
Palm Warbler,1- 15th latest spring record
Canada Warbler,1 singing
Wilson™s Warbler,1
Indigo Bunting,3

”STATE LINE WOODS
Green Heron,1
Peregrine Falcon,1 flyby
Eastern Wood-Pewee,4
Warbling Vireo,5
Yellow-throated Vireo,1
Red-eyed Vireo,1
House Wren,2
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher,1
Swainson™s Thrush,1
Yellow Warbler,7
Baltimore Oriole,1

”JACKSON MORAINE PRESERVE
Belted Kingfisher,1
Eastern Wood-Pewee,2
Yellow-throated Vireo,1
Red-eyed Vireo,1
House Wren,1
Ovenbird,1
Blue-winged Warbler,2 singing
Common Yellowthroat,1
Chestnut-sided Warbler,1
Chipping Sparrow,2

Ken Brock
Chesterton



Subject: Red-bellied flycatcher
Date: Fri May 25 2018 19:42 pm
From: mastjul AT gmail.com
 
I did not know the Red-bellied Woodpecker was such a fly catcher. Last evening I was stumped by the continual boomeranging of the bird out from a tree near the nest, then back.
This evening, it began again. This time I had binoculars and could see the dark knot of an insect in its mouth when it got back. Then I began to follow the bird as it left the tree, sallying forth, flashing wing patches to a point in the air where an insect could be seen. The red-bellied dipped, snatched, and carried the insect back, insect wings sometimes glistening in the light.
It was a pattern. Set out, catch, bring back, prepare, take to nest, kwirr.This went on until shortly before an early bat took flight.
Julia MastGoshenElkhart County



Subject: Illiana Birds: Blue Grosbeak
Date: Thu May 24 2018 17:33 pm
From: cmarshbird AT prodigy.net
 
24 May 2018 “ I was
at the Hammond Bird Sanctuary late morning and noticed immediately it was not
birdy. Of importance was a Blue Grosbeak, my first in the sanctuary.(I watched
a nesting pair a few years ago at the O™Brien Lock and Dam in SE Chicago that David Gruver discovered.) Of note was an American
Woodcock, a flock of Cedar Waxwing (12) on a crab apple tree. In addition, an Ovenbird,
was among the usual warbler species seen the last few days. White-crowned
Sparrow 1 and White-throated Sparrow 1 were still hanging around.




There are now 81
complete Bank Swallow nests on the sand hills. I have permission to go on the
private property west of the sanctuary. There was no heavy equipment operators
working today and the sunny weather had the Banks Swallow flying low, stopping before
entering their tunnel. At first there were 2 nests, then 12, 26, 45, 65
and today 81. The property owner has been notified the nests are protected
under federal law.




Carolyn
Marsh, Whiting, LakeCounty



Subject: Merlin.
Date: Thu May 24 2018 17:17 pm
From: kevamandaryan AT comcast.net
 
I believe a Merlin is nesting in my neighborhood in Chesterton. I am no expert but I do believe the bird I am seeing is a Merlin, by its flight and call.  I live in the South Park Drive area of Chesterton.



Subject: 2 CONWs -- Celery Bog Nature Area -- May 24, 2018
Date: Thu May 24 2018 7:27 am
From: in-bird-l AT list.indiana.edu
 
FYI.
Celery Bog Nature Area
May 24, 2018
6:56 AM
Traveling
1.16 miles
72 minutes
All birds reported? Yes
Comments:
Only birded SE portion of park.

22 Canada Goose
3 Mute Swan
7 Wood Duck
16 Mallard
3 Double-crested Cormorant
3 Great Blue Heron
1 Bald Eagle
1 Red-tailed Hawk
1 Red-bellied Woodpecker
2 Downy Woodpecker
1 Northern Flicker
1 Pileated Woodpecker
2 Eastern Wood-Pewee
1 Yellow-bellied Flycatcher -- Silent.
2 Eastern Phoebe
2 Great Crested Flycatcher
1 Eastern Kingbird
3 Warbling Vireo
3 Red-eyed Vireo
2 Blue Jay
6 Tree Swallow
1 Carolina Chickadee
2 White-breasted Nuthatch
3 House Wren
1 Carolina Wren
3 Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
1 Gray-cheeked Thrush -- Singing.
4 American Robin
5 Gray Catbird
6 Cedar Waxwing
2 Connecticut Warbler -- 1) Female. Just E/SE of nature center, along trail by pond. Silent, short hops and flights amongst undergrowth. 2) Male. Just E of nature center (bit north of female earlier). Silent, foraging low near the GCTH along pond edge.
5 Common Yellowthroat
1 Yellow Warbler
1 Blackpoll Warbler -- Male. Singing both staccato and trill songs.
2 Chipping Sparrow
4 Field Sparrow
1 Song Sparrow
3 Northern Cardinal
5 Indigo Bunting
2 Baltimore Oriole
11 Red-winged Blackbird
6 Brown-headed Cowbird
3 Common Grackle
2 American Goldfinch

Number of Taxa: 44
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Subject: Illiana Birds: Warblers
Date: Wed May 23 2018 22:57 pm
From: cmarshbird AT prodigy.net
 
23 May 2018 “ What
a difference from yesterday when the Hammond Bird Sanctuary was more active
with flycatchers and vireos. Only 1 Red-eyed Vireo and 6 Warbling were observed.
Today certain species of warblers dominated in thickets throughout. Diane Hicks
and I added up the numbers and she thought these totals were conservative.




Black-and-white
Warbler 5


Mourning Warbler
1“


Common Yellowthroat 20


American Redstart 50


Northern Parula 1


Magnolia Warbler 30


Bay-breasted Warbler 1



Blackburnian Warbler 1


Yellow Warbler 6


Chestnut-sided Warbler
15


Blackpoll Warbler 10


Palm Warbler 1


Yellow-rumped Warbler
1


Black-throated Green
Warbler 1


Canada Warbler
6


Wilson™s Warbler
10




Carolyn
Marsh, Whiting, LakeCounty



Subject: (LAKE) Fw: eBird Report - Gibson Woods Nature Preserve, May 23, 2018 continuing Common Nighthawk(s) and Olive-sided Flycatcher
Date: Wed May 23 2018 21:05 pm
From: in-bird-l AT list.indiana.edu
 
This morning's Wednesday Migration Hikeand the feeder stations yielded 43 species. Highlights were 6 Common Nighthawks flying over the swale,with one common nighthawk continuing to roost in the same tree as yesterday. While watching the Nighthawk, an Olive-sided flycatcher decided to land on a dead branch 3 trees away. Joy also heard and saw 1lingering Ruby-crowned Kinglet. On another note, we were surprised and delighted to watch a red bat flying over the large swale.
Loyce FandreiGibson Woods





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Gibson Woods Nature Preserve, Lake, Indiana, US
May 23, 2018 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Protocol: Traveling
2.0 mile(s)
Comments: This list includes morning trail walk and birds at the feeder stations during the day.
43 species

Mallard 5
Great Egret 2
Turkey Vulture 1
Cooper's Hawk 1
Red-shouldered Hawk 2 female on nest
Ring-billed Gull 3
Mourning Dove 3
Common Nighthawk 6 overhead flying; 1 roosting in tree
Ruby-throated Hummingbird 2
Red-bellied Woodpecker 2
Downy Woodpecker 2
Olive-sided Flycatcher 1
Eastern Wood-Pewee 3
Least Flycatcher 1
Eastern Phoebe 2
Great Crested Flycatcher 1 heard
Blue Jay 6
Tree Swallow 2
White-breasted Nuthatch 1
House Wren 2
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 3
Ruby-crowned Kinglet 1 small bird, wingbars, eyering; saw and heard singing
Swainson's Thrush 2
American Robin 15
Gray Catbird 5
Common Yellowthroat 13
American Redstart 9
Magnolia Warbler 1
Blackpoll Warbler 1
Wilson's Warbler 1
Song Sparrow 4
Eastern Towhee 3
Northern Cardinal 2
Rose-breasted Grosbeak 1
Indigo Bunting 1 heard
Orchard Oriole 1
Baltimore Oriole 2
Red-winged Blackbird 40
Brown-headed Cowbird 5
Common Grackle 7
House Finch 6
American Goldfinch 6
House Sparrow 9

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



Subject: (LAKE) Fw: eBird Report - Gibson Woods Nature Preserve, May 22, 2018
Date: Wed May 23 2018 20:48 pm
From: in-bird-l AT list.indiana.edu
 
Yesterday Joy and I took an afternoon off to go into the woods to see who was still out. We found a nice variety of birds with the highlights of the day being a continuing roosting Common Nighthawk, 2 Olive-sided Flycatchers, and 2 Pine Siskins at the feeders.
Loyce FandreiJoy BowerGibson Woods




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Gibson Woods Nature Preserve, Lake, Indiana, US
May 22, 2018 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Protocol: Traveling
0.5 mile(s)
Comments: This list includes partial south side of green trail birds and birds at the feeder station throughout the day.
47 species

Mallard 2
Turkey Vulture 1
Ring-billed Gull 4
Mourning Dove 3
Common Nighthawk 1
Ruby-throated Hummingbird 2
Red-bellied Woodpecker 2
Downy Woodpecker 2
Olive-sided Flycatcher 2
Eastern Wood-Pewee 3
Yellow-bellied Flycatcher 4
Least Flycatcher 2
Eastern Phoebe 1
Great Crested Flycatcher 2
Yellow-throated Vireo 1
Warbling Vireo 2
Red-eyed Vireo 3
Blue Jay 2
Tree Swallow 2
Black-capped Chickadee 1
White-breasted Nuthatch 5
House Wren 3
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 5
Swainson's Thrush 5
American Robin 9
Gray Catbird 3
European Starling 8
Common Yellowthroat 6
American Redstart 8
Chestnut-sided Warbler 1
Blackpoll Warbler 1
Canada Warbler 3
White-crowned Sparrow 2
Savannah Sparrow 2
Song Sparrow 4
Eastern Towhee 3
Northern Cardinal 3
Indigo Bunting 1
Orchard Oriole 1
Baltimore Oriole 4
Red-winged Blackbird 43
Brown-headed Cowbird 7
Common Grackle 8
House Finch 4
Pine Siskin 1 singing in tree and feeding at finch thistle feeder
American Goldfinch 7
House Sparrow 8

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Subject: Fwd: eBird Report - Michigan City Harbor, May 22, 2018
Date: Wed May 23 2018 9:11 am
From: caruso1914 AT gmail.com
 
Here's our MC beach list from yesterday afternoon. The ebird phone app, with its self-populating lists by location, tied me up in knots by requiring documentation for the warblers & Veery. Finally gave up & posted from home, adding the pictures. With the earlier White-tailed Kite, a great day for birding.
Debbie & Joe CarusoNew Albany, IN
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Date: Wed, May 23, 2018 at 9:57 AM
Subject: eBird Report - Michigan City Harbor, May 22, 2018
To: [email protected]


Michigan City Harbor, LaPorte, Indiana, US

May 22, 2018 1:40 PM - 3:40 PM

Protocol: Traveling

0.75 mile(s)

Comments: With Deb - walked along beach & concrete walkway from senior center to inlet. Mini- fallout of warblers on beach & in the dune grasses & aspen(?) saplings. Heavy fog over the lake.

26 species (+1 other taxa)


Canada Goose 8

Piping Plover 1 Likely the same bird as previously reported. 2 green bands.

Dunlin 4

Spotted Sandpiper 2

Ring-billed Gull X

Caspian Tern 12

Common Tern 1 Looked like 1st yr. Had noticeable dark carpal bar on right side, barely visible bar on left. Dark primaries in flight.

Northern Flicker 1

Empidonax sp. 5 3 smaller, with strong eye-rings - likely Least. Other 2 larger, less prominent eye-ring. No vocalizations.

Tree Swallow 2

Barn Swallow 27

Veery 1

American Robin 2

Northern Waterthrush 1

Nashville Warbler 1

Common Yellowthroat 5

American Redstart 13 Everywhere, foraging on the ground.

Northern Parula 1

Magnolia Warbler 1

Yellow Warbler 1

Chestnut-sided Warbler 2

Blackpoll Warbler 1

Palm Warbler 4

Black-throated Green Warbler 1

Wilson's Warbler 2

Song Sparrow 2

Brown-headed Cowbird 1


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Subject: Hummingbird nest redux!
Date: Wed May 23 2018 8:47 am
From: bluesdoc AT bluemarble.net
 
Last year I reported about the successful fledging of a RTHU in a nest that is in direct line view from my chair in the living room where I read, watch TV and yes fall asleep. I watched the female build a nest, sit in her egg, feed the single baby and both left after 2 weeks, with I presume a successful fledge of the youngster.

10 days ago I saw presumably the same female RTHU inspect and repair the same nest. She spent a fair amount of time flying back and forth to feed, search for a mate (?) and make additional material adjustments to the 2017 nest. She now is spending a good amount of time on the nest and hopefully brooding.

Is this a common occurrence that is not typically seen as the nests are in the woods and too small to see readily? Or is there little data known to answer?

Bob Kissel
Bloomington



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