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28 May: @ 20:24:55 
Lake Lemon--Hengeveld's, May 28, 2017 [Hengeveld, Susan E.]
28 May: @ 14:47:18 
Ft. Harrison SP - Migration wind down [Don Gorney]
28 May: @ 12:50:31 
Eagle Creek Park, May 28, 2017 [Don Williams]
28 May: @ 11:10:15 
Celery Bog Nature Area, May 28, 2017, Least Bittern [john skene]
28 May: @ 08:44:17 
Fox Island YBCU-- May 28, 2017 AM [Rodger Rang]
28 May: @ 07:15:47 
Willow Slough FWA 5/27 [John Winebrenner]
28 May: @ 07:04:30 
Re: Goose Pond Saturday [Gary Dorman]
28 May: @ 06:49:20 
Goose Pond Saturday [Gary Dorman]
27 May: @ 23:28:36 
5/27/17 - 2 Lake County locations [Matt Kalwasinski]
27 May: @ 22:07:03 
Request for Info or Photos RE: Goose Pond FWA Mottled Duck or hybrid ducks (no sightings) [Amy Kearns]
27 May: @ 22:03:38 
Eagle Marsh LEBI-- May 27, 2017 AM [Rodger Rang]
27 May: @ 17:56:24 
NW Indiana (27-May-2017) [Kenneth J. Brock]
27 May: @ 13:18:20 
Monthly Bird Survey at Gene Stratton-Porter June 1 [Conrad, Tiffany]
27 May: @ 07:40:12 
MOWA in IN [Jay Pitocchelli]
26 May: @ 22:32:57 
Please let me know how to change settings for receiving msgs [Bobbi Siegmann]
26 May: @ 19:12:05 
Eagle Marsh BLTE-- May 26, 2017 PM [Rodger Rang]
26 May: @ 12:37:53 
Illiana Birds: Snowy Egret [Carolyn A. Marsh]
26 May: @ 01:54:27 
Grant St. Manhole Fixed [Rick Welton]
25 May: @ 22:30:47 
Goose Pond FWA Ducks, Terns, and Shorebirds [Kearns, Amy]
25 May: @ 22:04:23 
Kosciusko Co. Least Bitterns, Bobolinks, Mourning Warbler and others [john kendall]
25 May: @ 21:07:52 
Sullivan county warblers [Peter Scott]
25 May: @ 20:11:40 
3 Common nighthawks, Westfield, Hamilton County, IN, ~8 PM, 5-20-2017 [ajdatt]
25 May: @ 19:58:06 
RE: Dickcissels in Madison County. [Jeff Timmons]
25 May: @ 16:20:49 
Re: GPFWA possible mottled duck [Amy Kearns]
25 May: @ 14:24:29 
Dickcissels in Madison County. [Rachel Holdeman]
25 May: @ 13:36:58 
Re: GPFWA possible mottled duck [Amy Kearns]
25 May: @ 12:25:02 
GPFWA possible mottled duck [Amy Kearns]
24 May: @ 18:46:43 
Lakefront 5/23 28 warbler species and lots of flycatchers [john kendall]
24 May: @ 16:53:09 
Beverly Drive east [John Kaehr]
24 May: @ 15:54:39 
Fw: (LAKE) eBird Report - Gibson Woods Nature Preserve, May 24, 2017 [L Fandrei]
24 May: @ 15:14:45 
Purple Finch [Margaret Schwarz]
24 May: @ 13:11:19 
Summer Bird Count starts June 1 (no sightings) [Kearns, Amy]
24 May: @ 09:32:05 
RE: Black-bellied Whistling-Ducks Terre Haute 5-23-17 [Kearns, Amy]
24 May: @ 08:45:37 
Black-bellied Whistling-Ducks Terre Haute 5-23-17 [Kearns, Amy]
24 May: @ 08:04:58 
Cedar Waxwings [Kyle Wickemeyer]
23 May: @ 17:51:11 
Fw: (LAKE) eBird Report - Gibson Woods Nature Preserve, May 23, 2017 [L Fandrei]
23 May: @ 12:19:56 
Re: Eagle Marsh AWPE-- May 22, 2017 PM [John Winebrenner]
23 May: @ 12:00:10 
Illiana Birds: shorebirds at Wolf Lake wetland [Carolyn A. Marsh]
23 May: @ 09:39:35 
FOS Hummer and Pewee [Trice Berkley]
23 May: @ 09:28:48 
Re: Swainson's Warbler - Harmonie SP [Evan Speck]
23 May: @ 05:53:05 
Re: Swainson's Warbler - Harmonie SP [Evan Speck]
22 May: @ 22:12:33 
Swainson's warbler [Meredig, John]
22 May: @ 20:56:04 
Re: Swainson's Warbler - Harmonie SP [Don Gorney]
22 May: @ 20:22:57 
Eagle Marsh AWPE-- May 22, 2017 PM [Rodger Rang]
22 May: @ 18:38:20 
Willow Slough, 5/22 a.m. [Robert D. Hughes]
22 May: @ 17:59:33 
Black-bellied Plover - Madison County - 5/22/17 [Jeff Timmons]
22 May: @ 17:40:18 
Swainson's Warbler - Harmonie SP [Meredig, John]
22 May: @ 14:42:31 
Swainson's Warbler Reply. [Brendan Grube]
22 May: @ 14:42:18 
East Beverly Drive [John Kaehr]
22 May: @ 14:28:31 
Swainson's Warbler Posey co. [Meredig, John]





Subject: Lake Lemon--Hengeveld's, May 28, 2017
Date: Sun May 28 2017 20:24 pm
From: shengeve AT indiana.edu
 
Have spent a fair amount of time around the house the last couple of days getting some projects done.  Of course spent some time checking out the trees and the lake for birds.  Below is today™s list with a few highlights from yesterday added in.

.Susan & Jim

Lake Lemon--Hengeveld's, Brown, Indiana, US ” May 28, 2017

Canada Goose 30
Wood Duck 2
Mallard 12
Double-crested Cormorant 8
Great Blue Heron (Blue form) 7
Green Heron 1
Turkey Vulture 12
Osprey 1 (5-27 & 5-28)
Bald Eagle 1
Common Tern - 1 (on 5-27)
Forster's Tern - 1 (on 5-27)
Killdeer 1
Mourning Dove 5
Chimney Swift 6
Red-headed Woodpecker 1
Red-bellied Woodpecker 2
Downy Woodpecker 3
Hairy Woodpecker 1
Northern Flicker (Yellow-shafted) 1
Pileated Woodpecker 2
Acadian Flycatcher 1
Great Crested Flycatcher 1
Eastern Kingbird 1
Warbling Vireo (Eastern) 1
Red-eyed Vireo 1
Blue Jay 2
American Crow 1
Purple Martin 12
Tree Swallow 5
Barn Swallow 6
Carolina Chickadee 4
Tufted Titmouse 3
White-breasted Nuthatch (Eastern) 3
Carolina Wren 1
American Robin 1
Gray Catbird 2
European Starling 6
Prothonotary Warbler 1
Common Yellowthroat 1
Yellow Warbler 1
Blackpoll Warbler 1
Wilson's Warbler 1
Song Sparrow 2
Eastern Towhee 3
Scarlet Tanager 1
Northern Cardinal 4
Red-winged Blackbird 15
Common Grackle 8
Brown-headed Cowbird 12
Baltimore Oriole 1
House Finch 3
American Goldfinch 1
House Sparrow 2

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

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



Subject: Ft. Harrison SP - Migration wind down
Date: Sun May 28 2017 14:47 pm
From: in-bird-l AT list.indiana.edu
 
I arrived at Ft. Harrison State Park, Indy, at approx 6:45am on Sunday morning (May 28) to the sound of breeding birds and very few migrant species. Mark R. and I saw two Yellow-billed Cuckoos together in a tree along Fall Creek Trail; one bird was holding a periodic cicada in its bill. As I checked areas near Delaware Lake parking lot for birds by myself, I saw an Olive-sided Flycatcher fly in, perch for about 15 seconds, and then fly off towards the golf course. With the low bird activity, I thought it best to target two flashy birds that are often not cooperative: Cerulean Warbler and Yellow-breasted Chat.
At 8am, we proceeded towards Walnut Plantation. Along the way, we encountered a Red-headed Woodpecker, Baltimore Orioles, Eastern Bluebird, another pair of Yellow-billed Cuckoos, and a Cliff Swallow. With patience, everyone obtained awesome views of the noisy chat and the delicate-looking Cerulean. We watched as numerous waxwings went flying about, gathering up nesting material, and starting/continuing nest building. Getting the great views of the chat and Cerulean and seeing many other species was a wonderful way to end the 19th year of spring bird walks at Ft. Harrison. Below is a complete list of birds I encountered during my 3+ hours of birding.
Canada Goose 42
Mallard 3
Great Blue Heron (Blue form) 13
Spotted Sandpiper 1, Mark R. first spotted before the walk and OI saw it in flight
Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon) 4
Mourning Dove 1
Yellow-billed Cuckoo 5
Chimney Swift 6
Ruby-throated Hummingbird 2
Belted Kingfisher 1
Red-headed Woodpecker 1
Red-bellied Woodpecker 3
Downy Woodpecker 2
Hairy Woodpecker 1
Northern Flicker (Yellow-shafted) 1
Pileated Woodpecker 2
Olive-sided Flycatcher 1
Eastern Wood-Pewee 6
Acadian Flycatcher 5
Willow Flycatcher 1
Alder/Willow Flycatcher (Traill's Flycatcher) 1
Great Crested Flycatcher 3
Eastern Kingbird 3
Yellow-throated Vireo 1
Warbling Vireo (Eastern) 5
Red-eyed Vireo 5
Blue Jay 3
Northern Rough-winged Swallow 3
Tree Swallow 1
Barn Swallow 1
Cliff Swallow 1
Carolina Chickadee 8
Tufted Titmouse 3
White-breasted Nuthatch (Eastern) 3
House Wren 3
Carolina Wren 2
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 8
Eastern Bluebird 3
Wood Thrush 3
American Robin 17
Gray Catbird 5
European Starling 8
Cedar Waxwing 40
Prothonotary Warbler 1
Tennessee Warbler 1
Kentucky Warbler 1
Common Yellowthroat 4
American Redstart 2, both males; at least one was a 1st cycle bird.
Cerulean Warbler 3
Northern Parula 2
Yellow Warbler 4
Yellow-throated Warbler 1
Wilson's Warbler 1, singing in a tree outside the park entrance
Yellow-breasted Chat 2
Chipping Sparrow 7
Field Sparrow 4
Song Sparrow 3
Eastern Towhee 3
Summer Tanager 3
Scarlet Tanager 2
Northern Cardinal 7
Indigo Bunting 9
Red-winged Blackbird 6
Brown-headed Cowbird 1
Orchard Oriole 1
Baltimore Oriole 6
House Finch 5
American Goldfinch 7
Thank you to everyone who attended a bird walk this spring at Ft. Harrison. I greatly appreciate the birding company. Fall bird walks will be on Sundays in September and October at Ft. Harrison. As always, meet at 8am at Delaware Lake parking lot.
Don Gorney
Indianapolis, IN
317.501.4212
dongorney AT yahoo.com



Subject: Eagle Creek Park, May 28, 2017
Date: Sun May 28 2017 12:50 pm
From: sailbird AT tds.net
 
Sunday morning bird walk tallied 91 species. The list includes

Canada Goose
Mallard
Double-crested Cormorant
Great blue Heron
Turkey Vulture
Osprey
Bald Eagle
Red-shouldered Hawk
Red-tailed Hawk
Krider's Red-tailed Hawk
American Kestrel
Peregrine Falcon
Killdeer
Rock Pigeon
Mourning Dove
Yellow-billed Cuckoo
Chimney Swift
Ruby-throated Hummingbird
Belted Kingfisher
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
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
Nashville Warbler
Northern Parula
Yellow Warbler
Chestnut-sided Warbler
Yellow-throated Warbler
Prairie Warbler
Blackpoll Warbler
American Redstart
Prothonotary Warbler
Ovenbird
Louisiana Waterthrush
Kentucky Warbler
Common Yellowthroat
Yellow-breasted Chat
Eastern Towhee
Chipping Sparrow
Field Sparrow
Savannah Sparrow
Grasshopper sparrow
Henslow's 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

Bird walk begins at 9 AM each Sunday at the Ornithology Center, all are
welcome.

Don Williams



Subject: Celery Bog Nature Area, May 28, 2017, Least Bittern
Date: Sun May 28 2017 11:10 am
From: jkskene AT hotmail.com
 
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Celery Bog Nature Area, Tippecanoe, Indiana, US

May 28, 2017 7:10 AM - 10:40 AM

Protocol: Traveling

2.4 mile(s)

59 species


Canada Goose 48

Mute Swan 2

Wood Duck 7

Mallard 9

Pied-billed Grebe 1

Double-crested Cormorant 6

Least Bittern 1 FLUSHED EAST SIDE OF BOG 75 YDS. NORTH OF BRIDGE

Great Blue Heron (Blue form) 7

Turkey Vulture 1

Bald Eagle 2

Red-tailed Hawk 1

Killdeer 2

Spotted Sandpiper 1

Mourning Dove 5

Great Horned Owl 1

Ruby-throated Hummingbird 3

Red-headed Woodpecker 5

Red-bellied Woodpecker 2

Hairy Woodpecker 1

Northern Flicker (Yellow-shafted) 1

Eastern Wood-Pewee 4

Alder Flycatcher 1

Willow Flycatcher 5

Great Crested Flycatcher 2

Eastern Kingbird 5

Warbling Vireo 6

Red-eyed Vireo 2

Blue Jay 8

Northern Rough-winged Swallow 8

Tree Swallow 19

Barn Swallow 7

Carolina Chickadee 4

Tufted Titmouse 1

White-breasted Nuthatch 2

House Wren 9

Marsh Wren 1

Carolina Wren 2

American Robin 18

Gray Catbird 6

European Starling 14

Cedar Waxwing 7

Common Yellowthroat 9

Yellow Warbler 12

Wilson's Warbler 1

Yellow-breasted Chat 3

Chipping Sparrow 2

Field Sparrow 6

Song Sparrow 4

Northern Cardinal 8

Rose-breasted Grosbeak 2

Indigo Bunting 7

Red-winged Blackbird 26

Eastern Meadowlark 2

Common Grackle 8

Brown-headed Cowbird 9

Orchard Oriole 1

Baltimore Oriole 6

American Goldfinch 4

House Sparrow 5


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Subject: Fox Island YBCU-- May 28, 2017 AM
Date: Sun May 28 2017 8:44 am
From: rrang AT frontier.com
 
I checked for the Yohne Road Blue Grosbeak this early morning but didn't hear it. Nor did I hear any definitive transients during my route of very brief stops in southwest Allen County. The only bird of interest was a Yellow-billed Cuckoo that called repeatedly near the locked gate at the main entrance of Fox Island County Park.
Rodger RangFort Wayne



Subject: Willow Slough FWA 5/27
Date: Sun May 28 2017 7:15 am
From: in-bird-l AT list.indiana.edu
 
Thirteen members of StockbridgeAudubon Societymade the trek to Willow Slough FWA yesterday, in search of those prairie birds that we don't often get here in the Fort Wayne area. The weather was cool and cloudy when we first started out, but the sun eventually came out, we shed our jackets and long sleeves, andhad a great day of birding! We ended up with a nice list of 86 species for the day. I wasn't officially keeping numbers, but below is our list of species for the day, with my best approximations of the numbers. Field trip leaders - Stephanie Wagner and Dave Reichlinger.
Canada Goose 25
Wood Duck 2
Mallard 10
Northern Bobwhite 3
Ring-necked Pheasant 2
Wild Turkey 2
Great Blue Heron 2
Great Egret 1
Green Heron 1
Turkey Vulture 7
Red-tailed Hawk 1
Killdeer 4
Ring-billed Gull 4
Caspian Tern 6 Flying over J.C. Murphy Lake
Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon) 5
Eurasian Collared-Dove 1 In the town of Parr
Mourning Dove 6
Yellow-billed Cuckoo 1
Black-billed Cuckoo 1
Chimney Swift 10
Red-headed Woodpecker 7
Red-bellied Woodpecker 4
Downy Woodpecker 1
Hairy Woodpecker 1
Northern Flicker 2
American Kestrel 4
Eastern Wood-Pewee 9
Acadian Flycatcher 1
Alder Flycatcher 1
Least Flycatcher 1
Eastern Phoebe 2
Great Crested Flycatcher 6
Eastern Kingbird 4
White-eyed Vireo 1
Bell's Vireo 2
Yellow-throated Vireo 5
Warbling Vireo 11
Red-eyed Vireo 7
Blue Jay 6
American Crow 7
Horned Lark 3
Northern Rough-winged Swallow 3
Purple Martin 20
Tree Swallow 12
Barn Swallow 6
Cliff Swallow 1
Tufted Titmouse 2
House Wren 6
Marsh Wren 2
Carolina Wren 2
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 6
Eastern Bluebird 6
Wood Thrush 4
American Robin 8
Gray Catbird 6
Brown Thrasher 1
Cedar Waxwing 2
Common Yellowthroat 27
Northern Parula 1
Yellow Warbler 16
Blackpoll Warbler 1
Grasshopper Sparrow 12
Henslow's Sparrow 21
Chipping Sparrow 7
Field Sparrow 9
Lark Sparrow 1
Vesper Sparrow 1
Savannah Sparrow 3
Song Sparrow 7
Swamp Sparrow 2
Eastern Towhee 4
Northern Cardinal 5
Rose-breasted Grosbeak 2
Blue Grosbeak 1
Indigo Bunting 8
Dickcissel 28
Bobolink 2
Red-winged Blackbird 30
Eastern Meadowlark 9
Common Grackle 6
Brown-headed Cowbird 4
Orchard Oriole 2
Baltimore Oriole 11
House Finch 1
American Goldfinch 8
House Sparrow 10
John WinebrennerFort Wayne



Subject: Goose Pond Saturday
Date: Sun May 28 2017 7:04 am
From: in-bird-l AT list.indiana.edu
 
Forgot to add: American Robin - 
Field Sparrow - 12
Red-winged Blackbird -*
> On May 28, 2017, at 7:49 AM, Gary Dorman wrote:
>
> Becky and I with mom and dad spent a beautiful day at Goose Pond yesterday. 51 species. Highlights were 25 least terns, 4 blue grosbeaks and dickcissels by the dozen.
>
> Wood duck - 6
> Mallard 12
> Northern Bobwhite - 5 including 1 seen
> Great Blue Heron - 25+
> Great Egret - 25+
> Turkey Vulture - 3
> Bald Eagle - 1 1st year
> Red-tailed Hawk - 2
> American Kestrel - 3
> Killdeer - 20
> Black-necked Stilt - 10
> Least Tern - 25 all resting/nesting on Tern Island
> Mourning Dove - 14
> Red-bellied Woodpecker - 2
> Downy Woodpecker - 2
> Northern Flicker - 4
> Alder Flycatcher - 1
> Willow Flycatcher - 4
> Eastern Phoebe - 2
> Bell™s Vireo - 1
> Blue Jay - 2
> American Crow 5
> Horned Lark - 1
> Tree Swallow - 2
> Cliff Swallow - 6
> Barn Swallow - 20
> House Wren - 5
> Sedge Wren - 1
> Eastern Bluebird - 1
> Wood Thrush - 2
> Gray Catbird - 6
> Northern Mockingbird -1
> Brown Thrasher - 4
> European Starling - 8
> Yellow Warbler - 1
> Common Yellowthroat - 12
> Yellow-breasted Chat - 8
> Henslow™s Sparrow - 1
> Song Sparrow - 25
> Lincoln™s Sparrow - 2
> Summer Tanager - 1 female
> Northern Cardinal - 4
> Blue Grosbeak - 5 one male and 4 female
> Indigo Bunting - 35
> Dickcissel - 20+
> Eastern Meadowlark - 8
> Common Grackle - 6
> Brown-headed Cowbird - 1
> Orchard oriole - 2 one male one female
> American Goldfinch - 4
> House Sparrow - 3
>
>



Subject: Goose Pond Saturday
Date: Sun May 28 2017 6:49 am
From: in-bird-l AT list.indiana.edu
 
Becky and I with mom and dad spent a beautiful day at Goose Pond yesterday. 51 species. Highlights were 25 least terns, 4 blue grosbeaks and dickcissels by the dozen.

Wood duck - 6
Mallard 12
Northern Bobwhite - 5 including 1 seen
Great Blue Heron - 25+
Great Egret - 25+
Turkey Vulture - 3
Bald Eagle - 1 1st year
Red-tailed Hawk - 2
American Kestrel - 3
Killdeer - 20
Black-necked Stilt - 10
Least Tern - 25 all resting/nesting on Tern Island
Mourning Dove - 14
Red-bellied Woodpecker - 2
Downy Woodpecker - 2
Northern Flicker - 4
Alder Flycatcher - 1
Willow Flycatcher - 4
Eastern Phoebe - 2
Bell™s Vireo - 1
Blue Jay - 2
American Crow 5
Horned Lark - 1
Tree Swallow - 2
Cliff Swallow - 6
Barn Swallow - 20
House Wren - 5
Sedge Wren - 1
Eastern Bluebird - 1
Wood Thrush - 2
Gray Catbird - 6
Northern Mockingbird -1
Brown Thrasher - 4
European Starling - 8
Yellow Warbler - 1
Common Yellowthroat - 12
Yellow-breasted Chat - 8
Henslow™s Sparrow - 1
Song Sparrow - 25
Lincoln™s Sparrow - 2
Summer Tanager - 1 female
Northern Cardinal - 4
Blue Grosbeak - 5 one male and 4 female
Indigo Bunting - 35
Dickcissel - 20+
Eastern Meadowlark - 8
Common Grackle - 6
Brown-headed Cowbird - 1
Orchard oriole - 2 one male one female
American Goldfinch - 4
House Sparrow - 3



Subject: 5/27/17 - 2 Lake County locations
Date: Sat May 27 2017 23:28 pm
From: in-bird-l AT list.indiana.edu
 
This morning, 5/27, I
checked out two Lake County locations, and the birds that I found reminded me
of the birds that I will see here this summer. I started at Grant Street where
I had the continuing male Yellow-headed Blackbird, which was singing and seen
in flight along with a single Trumpeter Swan. I also counted 21 singing Marsh
Wrens. Next I checked out Seidner Dune and Swale, which also had nice mix of
birds including a Northern Mockingbird and two Semipalmated Sandpipers. Below
are my complete lists.


Matt Kalwasinski
Grant St. Marsh, Lake, Indiana, USMay 27, 2017 5:22 AM -
7:03 AM
Comments:
Walked entire Ridge.
39 species
Canada Goose 59
Trumpeter Swan 1
Wood Duck 2
Mallard 14
Double-crested
Cormorant 11
Great Blue Heron 8
Great Egret 1
Black-crowned
Night-Heron 2
Osprey 1
Bald Eagle 2
Red-tailed Hawk 1
Common Gallinule 3
American Coot 8
Killdeer 2
Spotted Sandpiper
2
Ring-billed Gull
270 - Estimate in the fields
Herring Gull 1
Caspian Tern 5
Rock Pigeon (Feral
Pigeon) 5
Mourning Dove 1
Chimney Swift 1
Belted Kingfisher
1
Willow Flycatcher
3
Northern Rough-winged
Swallow 2
Tree Swallow 11
Barn Swallow 3
Black-capped
Chickadee 1
Marsh Wren
21 - Careful count. Walked the Ridge all the way to Chase Street
American Robin 4
Gray Catbird 1
European Starling
3
Common
Yellowthroat 7
Yellow Warbler 3
Song Sparrow 5
Northern Cardinal
1
Red-winged
Blackbird 17
Yellow-headed
Blackbird 1 Continuing male
Common Grackle 1
Brown-headed
Cowbird 5
Seidner Dune and Swale (SHLT), Lake, Indiana, USMay 27, 2017 7:22 AM -
8:38 AM
37 species
Canada Goose 5
Mallard 6
Blue-winged Teal 1
Double-crested
Cormorant 1
Great Blue Heron 3
Great Egret 6
Killdeer 6
Semipalmated
Sandpiper 2
Spotted Sandpiper
4
Ring-billed Gull 5
Caspian Tern 2
Mourning Dove 2
Downy Woodpecker 1
Hairy Woodpecker 1
Eastern Wood-Pewee
1
Willow Flycatcher
4
Eastern Kingbird 2
Warbling Vireo 2
Tree Swallow 4
Barn Swallow 2
Black-capped
Chickadee 1
House Wren 3
American Robin 7
Gray Catbird 5
Brown Thrasher 1
Northern
Mockingbird 1
European Starling
2
Common Yellowthroat
6
Yellow Warbler 2
Field Sparrow 2
Savannah Sparrow 1
Song Sparrow 5
Red-winged
Blackbird 6
Eastern Meadowlark
1
Common Grackle 4
Brown-headed
Cowbird 2
American Goldfinch
2



Subject: Request for Info or Photos RE: Goose Pond FWA Mottled Duck or hybrid ducks (no sightings)
Date: Sat May 27 2017 22:07 pm
From: greenpertplus AT hotmail.com
 
Kirk Roth (chair of Indiana Bird Records Committee) has reached out to some waterfowl experts regarding the unusual ducks seen in GP5N, Goose Pond FWA,on Thursday this past week. The experts think there is a possibility that one of the ducks may be a Mottled
Duck, but more photos are needed, especially high quality photos of the head and the tail from multiple angles.


Has anyone looked for the ducks since Thursday? Does anyone have additional photos they can share? These birds are tricky to identify and it would be very nice to share morephotos with the experts who might help us come to a conclusion. If you can help,
please send and email to myself or the list.


Thank you!


Amy Kearns
Mitchell



Subject: Eagle Marsh LEBI-- May 27, 2017 AM
Date: Sat May 27 2017 22:03 pm
From: rrang AT frontier.com
 
Before meeting Stockbridge Audubon early this morning for a very enjoyable day at Willow Slough, I walked part of the main drive of Eagle Marsh. Highlight was hearing a Least Bittern calling from the cattails on the right side of the lane about three poles down from the gate.
Rodger RangFort Wayne



Subject: NW Indiana (27-May-2017)
Date: Sat May 27 2017 17:56 pm
From: kj.brock AT comcast.net
 
Today (27-May-2017) Lynea Hinchman, Randy Pals and I birded the Indiana Dunes and Kankakee FWA.

We ended the day with 16 Warbler species, all five empids, and no shorebirds except Killdeer. The LaPorte County side of Kankakee FWA had acres of beautiful habitat, but no shorebirds.

”DUNES STATE PARK
Wild Turkey,1
Pileated Woodpecker,2
Acadian Flycatcher,3
Alder Flycatcher,2
Willow Flycatcher,1
Yellow-throated Vireo,3
Red-eyed Vireo,5
Veery,3
Wood Thrush,2
Ovenbird,3
Tennessee Warbler,4
Mourning Warbler,1 singing
American Redstart,10
Cerulean Warbler,7
Blackburnian Warbler,1 singing
Black-throated Green Warbler,1
Summer Tanager,2
Scarlet Tanager,1
Rose-breasted Grosbeak,2

”EAST BEVERLY SHORES
Great Egret,1
Green Heron,1
Virginia Rail,1 called
Olive-sided Flycatcher,1 heard only
Alder Flycatcher,5
Willow Flycatcher,5
Least Flycatcher,2
Great Crested Flycatcher,3
Eastern Kingbird,2
White-eyed Vireo,1
Yellow-throated Vireo,1
Warbling Vireo,2
Marsh Wren,5
Eastern Bluebird,2
Veery,2
Wood Thrush,1
Prothonotary Warbler,1 singing
Mourning Warbler,1 singing
Northern Parula,1
Blackpoll Warbler,1 singing
Wilson™s Warbler,
Swamp Sparrow,2
Rose-breasted Grosbeak,2

”CENTRAL BEVERLY SHORES
Great Egret,1
Red-shouldered Hawk,1 adult
Willow Flycatcher,2
Yellow-throated Vireo,2
Swamp Sparrow,1

”WEST BEVERLY SHORES (met Kip Miller™s group)
Green Heron,1
Chimney Swift,2
Red-headed Woodpecker,1
Willow Flycatcher,7
Great Crested Flycatcher,1
Marsh Wren,4
Swamp Sparrow,3

”FURNESSVILLE
Great Blue Heron,1
Hairy Woodpecker,1
Eastern Wood-Pewee,3
Yellow-bellied Flycatcher,1 calling
Acadian Flycatcher,1
Eastern Phoebe,2
Great Crested Flycatcher,1
Yellow-throated Vireo,2
Red-eyed Vireo,10
House Wren,2
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher,2
Eastern Bluebird,1
Wood Thrush,3
Gray Catbird,1
Ovenbird,2
Common Yellowthroat,1
Hooded Warbler,4
American Redstart,9
Yellow Warbler,3
Eastern Towhee,1
Chipping Sparrow,1

”REYNOLDS CREEK G.H.A.
Common Gallinule,2
Killdeer,1
Marsh Wren,1

”KANKAKEE FWA (LaPorte Co) Marvelous habitat, but no shorebirds
Willow Flycatcher,1 singing

”JACKSON MORIANE PRESERVE
Eastern Wood-Pewee,1
White-eyed Vireo,1 singing
Red-eyed Vireo,3
Tufted Titmouse,1
White-breasted Nuthatch,1
Gray Catbird,1
Ovenbird,2
Blue-winged Warbler,1
Common Yellowthroat,1
Blackburnian Warbler,1 singing
Yellow Warbler,1
Chestnut-sided Warbler,2
Scarlet Tanager,1
Indigo Bunting,1 female

Ken Brock
Chesterton



Subject: Monthly Bird Survey at Gene Stratton-Porter June 1
Date: Sat May 27 2017 13:18 pm
From: TConrad AT indianamuseum.org
 
The Gene Stratton-Porter State Historic Site is conducting a base line survey on 80 acres of former farm land in Rome City, Indiana. The information will be used to reference against once the land is restored to wetland and prairie grassland.
Monthly surveys of the land will be compiled for 5 years and submitted to the Indiana Academy of Science discussing the impact of the restoration of the land and the increased diversity of bird species. We are in the last year of the study and have already
began compiling data. We have increased our species count from seven on the first count to over 100 different species seen during these surveys. We are excited about the progress being made, even before the plantings. We are looking forward to seeing what
else visits us through the season.


The survey will be taking place in the farm fields to the west of the Gene Stratton-Porter main property, with 5 specific locations in the fields as survey points. We will meet at the Carriage House Visitor™s Center at the Gene Stratton-Porter
State Historic Site at 6:30 a.m. on Thursday June 1st . We are located at 1205 Pleasant Point, Rome City, IN 46784. If you have any questions please contact the site naturalist, Tiffany, at 260.854.3790.



This is a monthly survey that occurs on the first Thursday of each month (also the third Thursday during peak migratory months), weather permitting.


Next survey: July 6th 6:30



Tiffany Conrad

Interpretive Naturalist

Gene Stratton-Porter SHS

Rome City, IN 46784

tconrad@indianamuseum.org

260.854.3790



Subject: MOWA in IN
Date: Sat May 27 2017 7:40 am
From: jpitocch AT gmail.com
 
John,

Was anyone able to get a recording of the Mourning Warbler? I am
studying songs of migrants to better understand their migratory
movements. If you hear any more or could spread the word, that would be
great.A SmartPhone recording is good enough for this project.

Dr. Jay Pitocchelli

Professor, Biology Department

Chair, Environmental Stewardship Committee

Saint Anselm College

Manchester, NH 03102?Voice: 603 641 7397?

jpitocch@anselm.edu



Subject: Please let me know how to change settings for receiving msgs
Date: Fri May 26 2017 22:32 pm
From: bobbileesiegmann AT gmail.com
 
I'd like to change to digest format.

Misplaced how to do that.

Thanks.



Subject: Eagle Marsh BLTE-- May 26, 2017 PM
Date: Fri May 26 2017 19:12 pm
From: rrang AT frontier.com
 
I finally got my FOS BLACK TERN tonight; it wasforaging low over the main impoundment at the west end of Eagle Marsh, visible from the Boy Scout lot and still there at 7:45when Marisa Windell, Ed and Cynthia Powers, and I left. Secondary highlights at this end included Green Heron (six), Bald Eagle (1), Purple Martin (1 male foraging with dozens of smaller swallows and the tern), Marsh Wren (1 singing south of the lot), and Cedar Waxwing (1+ calling in the scrubby area at the edge of the lot).
Beforehand, I had checked the opposite end of the property. Best birds were two Common Gallinules just off the drive leading to the barn. This is at least the third encounter with this species this spring at this spot, so hopefully they'll think about nesting. Secondary highlights at the east endwere several singing Marsh Wrens along the maindrive and 15+ Great Egrets at the Eagle Marsh mitigation area.
Rodger RangFort Wayne



Subject: Illiana Birds: Snowy Egret
Date: Fri May 26 2017 12:37 pm
From: cmarshbird AT prodigy.net
 
26 May 2017, 11:30
a.m. to noon - The Snowy Egret reappeared
at Hammond™s 129th St. State Line
Wetland/Wolf Lake. Andrew
Slager and I saw it standing on one leg when we arrived and
departed. It is usually seen looking at the wetland from along the IN Toll Road side
if it is not disturbed. The Gadwall
looks like its wing was injured since Tuesday. The Northern Shoveler continues.




Carolyn Marsh,
Whiting, LakeCounty



Subject: Grant St. Manhole Fixed
Date: Fri May 26 2017 1:54 am
From: rwwelton AT msn.com
 
Received an e-mail from Mayor Freeman-Wilson that the manhole had been repaired.  Took a look Thursday and it was very well done.




Rick.
--------------------



Subject: Goose Pond FWA Ducks, Terns, and Shorebirds
Date: Thu May 25 2017 22:30 pm
From: AKearns AT dnr.in.gov
 
Gary Langell and I looked for shorebirds and ternsat Goose Pond FWA today. We counted 128 shorebirds of 8 species - numbers remain low despite the very nice mud in many units. I can only figure it's because of all the other habitat available after the heavy
rains and flooding we've had recently; maybe the migrating shorebirds are all spread out along the rivers, instead of beingconcentrated at Goose Pond. We also saw 5 least terns hanging out around the nesting island, and 2 common terns which also flew in to
land on the island. The ducks stole the show today, however, when we found 2 unusual ducks in GP5N in the afternoon. The jury is still out, but I think they are both hybrid ducks. One looked to be a very good candidate for mottled duck, but after some more
study, I've noted some issues below. The GP5Nchecklist also has photos of the ducks. Other birders arrived later and obtained more pics. Ongoing discussion on the Birding Indiana: Advanced Birding facebook page.



Beehunter Marsh Units 4 & 5, Greene, Indiana, US

May 25, 2017 6:11 AM - 7:46 AM

Protocol: Traveling

2.0 mile(s)

Comments: The ditch lined with trees along 100S between units 4 & 5 is an excellent place to see migrants, especially first thing in the morning during May

32 species


Canada Goose 4

Wood Duck 8

Mallard 10

Great Blue Heron (Blue form) 2

Alder Flycatcher 1 Singing ree bee in bh4 roadside ditch

Willow Flycatcher 2 Fitz bew

Bell's Vireo 1

Warbling Vireo 2

Tree Swallow 2

Barn Swallow 2

House Wren 2

Sedge Wren 2

Marsh Wren 9 Really an exceptional spring for wrens at Goose Pond Fwa

Carolina Wren 1

American Robin 3

Gray Catbird 6

Brown Thrasher 1

European Starling 5

Cedar Waxwing 15 Ditch mulberries

Common Yellowthroat 10

Yellow Warbler 3

Blackpoll Warbler 2

Field Sparrow 1

Song Sparrow 5

Northern Cardinal 2

Blue Grosbeak 1

Indigo Bunting 3

Red-winged Blackbird 40

Common Grackle 4

Orchard Oriole 1

Baltimore Oriole 1

American Goldfinch 1


View this checklist online athttp://ebird.org/ebird/view/ch...


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Goose Pond FWA--Beehunter Marsh BH2, Greene, Indiana, US

May 25, 2017 8:21 AM - 9:17 AM

Protocol: Traveling

1.5 mile(s)

Comments: Disturbance = A, Water Level = L. Good mudflats developing. Grass on levees waist high

36 species


Canada Goose 6

Mallard 9

Great Blue Heron (Blue form) 1

Turkey Vulture 1

Bald Eagle 1 Adult;

Black-necked Stilt 1 Exact count;

Semipalmated Plover 14 Exact count;

Killdeer 11 Exact count;

Least Sandpiper 4 Exact count;

Semipalmated Sandpiper 13 Exact count;

Spotted Sandpiper 4 Exact count;

Eastern Wood-Pewee 1

Willow Flycatcher 4

Bell's Vireo 2

Warbling Vireo (Eastern) 1

American Crow 1

Tree Swallow 3

Barn Swallow 5

Cliff Swallow 3

House Wren 1

Gray Catbird 3

Brown Thrasher 1

Cedar Waxwing 26 Feeding on mulberries

Common Yellowthroat 6

Yellow Warbler 5

Blackpoll Warbler 2

Yellow-breasted Chat 1

Field Sparrow 1

Song Sparrow 2

Blue Grosbeak 1

Indigo Bunting 2

Dickcissel 1

Red-winged Blackbird 19

Common Grackle 6

Brown-headed Cowbird 1

Orchard Oriole 1


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Goose Pond FWA--Beehunter Marsh BH3, Greene, Indiana, US

May 25, 2017 9:18 AM - 9:44 AM

Protocol: Traveling

1.5 mile(s)

Comments: Disturbance = A, Water Level = L. Levee covered heavily with very tall poison hemlock.

21 species


Canada Goose 25

Wood Duck 2

Mallard 8

Great Blue Heron (Blue form) 5

Killdeer 3 Exact count;

Least Sandpiper 1 Exact count;

Chimney Swift 1

Downy Woodpecker 1

American Crow 1

Barn Swallow 1

Cliff Swallow 12

Carolina Wren 1

Gray Catbird 1

Cedar Waxwing 21

Common Yellowthroat 2

Yellow Warbler 1

Yellow-breasted Chat 1

Song Sparrow 1

Indigo Bunting 5

Red-winged Blackbird 9

Common Grackle 7


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Goose Pond FWA--GP1, Greene, Indiana, US

May 25, 2017 9:58 AM - 10:40 AM

Protocol: Traveling

1.0 mile(s)

Comments: Disturbance = A, Water Level = L

30 species


Wood Duck 5

Mallard 4

Blue-winged Teal 1

Great Blue Heron (Blue form) 2

Great Egret 6

Black-necked Stilt 6 Exact count;

Semipalmated Plover 6 Exact count;

Killdeer 2 Exact count;

Least Sandpiper 1 Exact count;

Semipalmated Sandpiper 11 Exact count;

Spotted Sandpiper 1 Exact count;

Lesser Yellowlegs 2 Exact count;

Mourning Dove 3

Chimney Swift 50

Eastern Wood-Pewee 1

Willow Flycatcher 1

Eastern Phoebe 1

Warbling Vireo (Eastern) 2

Barn Swallow 2

House Wren 1

American Robin 1

Common Yellowthroat 1

Yellow Warbler 1

Field Sparrow 1

Song Sparrow 1

Dickcissel 3

Red-winged Blackbird 25

Eastern Meadowlark 3

Common Grackle 5

Baltimore Oriole 1


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Goose Pond FWA--GP5N, Greene, Indiana, US

May 25, 2017 10:49 AM - 2:19 PM

Protocol: Traveling

1.0 mile(s)

Comments: Disturbance = A, Water Level = N;

25 species (+2 other taxa)


Wood Duck 15

Gadwall 1

Mallard 10

American Black Duck x Mallard (hybrid) 1 The darker of the two birds in the photos. Perhaps a MODU x ABDU but this combo doesn't exist in eBird. Bird looked similar to ABDU but with thin white borders to purple and black on speculum

Mallard x Mottled Duck (hybrid) 1 The lighter of the two birds in the photos. Duck appeared extremely similar to pure mottled duck, with buffy cheek, yellow bill, black gape spot, buffy edged cheveron body feathers, thin white trailing edge of speculum,
and slender necked shape. However, the breast had a very slight reddish tinge, the central two tail feathers turned up just a tiny bit, the outer tail feathers had just a touch too much white, the black gape spot was rather small, the supercilium seems just
a tad whiter than the buffy cheek, and the background color of the body seems a tad too dark. Maybe some ABDU ancestry in this one, too?

Blue-winged Teal 2

Ring-necked Duck 1 alternate male. Black back, gray flanks with whiter edge towards front portion, erect with slight tuft toward back of crown, white border around base of bill and also toward tip.

Northern Bobwhite 1

Great Blue Heron (Blue form) 4

Great Egret 2

Red-tailed Hawk 1

Black-necked Stilt 2 Exact count;

Killdeer 2 Exact count;

Chimney Swift 5

Alder Flycatcher 1 ree bee

Willow Flycatcher 1 fitz bew

Eastern Kingbird 1

Warbling Vireo (Eastern) 1

Purple Martin 1

Tree Swallow 2

Barn Swallow 3

Carolina Wren 1

Common Yellowthroat 1

Yellow Warbler 3

Yellow-breasted Chat 1

Song Sparrow 4

Red-winged Blackbird 8


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Goose Pond FWA--Main Pool West, Greene, Indiana, US

May 25, 2017 2:32 PM - 4:18 PM

Protocol: Traveling

6.5 mile(s)

Comments: Disturbance = A, Water Level = N;

38 species


Wood Duck 13

Gadwall 1

Mallard 4

Pied-billed Grebe 1

Great Blue Heron (Blue form) 7

Turkey Vulture 3

Cooper's Hawk 1

Black-necked Stilt 13 Exact count;

Semipalmated Plover 3 Exact count;

Killdeer 5 Exact count;

Least Sandpiper 2 Exact count;

Semipalmated Sandpiper 17 Exact count;

Spotted Sandpiper 1 Exact count;

Solitary Sandpiper 1 Exact count;

Least Tern 5

Common Tern 2 Landed on Least Tern island next to one of the Least Tern decoys.

Black-billed Cuckoo 1

Chimney Swift 7

Eastern Wood-Pewee 1

Eastern Kingbird 4

Bell's Vireo 1

Warbling Vireo (Eastern) 1

Purple Martin 1

Tree Swallow 3

Barn Swallow 9

Cliff Swallow 12

House Wren 1

Carolina Wren 2

Gray Catbird 1

Cedar Waxwing 27

Common Yellowthroat 2

Yellow Warbler 2

Song Sparrow 11

Eastern Towhee 1

Indigo Bunting 3

Red-winged Blackbird 134

Orchard Oriole 1

Baltimore Oriole 1


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Goose Pond FWA--GP6W, Greene County, Indiana, US, Greene, Indiana, US

May 25, 2017 3:47 PM - 3:52 PM

Protocol: Stationary

Comments: Disturbance = A, Water Level = H. No species

0 species



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Goose Pond FWA--GP11S, Greene, Indiana, US

May 25, 2017 4:35 PM - 4:42 PM

Protocol: Stationary

Comments: Disturbance = A, Water Level = L

6 species


Wood Duck 7

Killdeer 2 Exact count;

Warbling Vireo (Eastern) 1

Gray Catbird 1

Common Yellowthroat 1

Red-winged Blackbird 5


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Amy Kearns

Assistant Biologist

Indiana Division of Fish & Wildlife, Mitchell
akearns@dnr.in.gov
(812) 849-4586



Subject: Kosciusko Co. Least Bitterns, Bobolinks, Mourning Warbler and others
Date: Thu May 25 2017 22:04 pm
From: in-bird-l AT list.indiana.edu
 
Despite boatingpast and throughit since childhood, I finally birded Ball Marsh Preserve,walking the trailsfor the first time. According to theDNR, this is one of the largest marshes in the state (mostly inaccessible). 
I also visited Pisgah Marsh (no migrants), adjacent private land, andthe south county grassland area.

Ball Preserve highlights were Least Bitterns, Prothonotary Warblers, and 5 species of migrant warblers, including Mourning (song recorded for Jay Petocelli's study), and Flycatchers. The bitterns were unexpected and particularly rewarding as I had only a fall bird on our lake, not being able to see and hear them on territoryin Little Chapman Lake Marsh, where they formerly nested.

The pair of Broad-winged Hawks (in a private woodland near Pisgah)were not relocated in the area I hadbeen hearing and seeing them for 10 days.

Finally, I happened to run into the farmer and his son who owns the alfalfa fields at 900S./400E and was able to put my extra binos to work and show them their first Bobolinks. They had heard the sounds of Bobolinks, Grasshopper Sparrows and Dickcissels, but had never really seenhow impressive a male Bobolink was while it fluttered and sangfor a female about 100' from us.We made connectionsby discussingthe birds' habitat andmowing needs, CRP in the area of 900 S. and me learning how they maintain their specific fields to make this great for declining prairie birds.
John Kendall
Warsaw
Ball Marsh report:
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/ch...



Subject: Sullivan county warblers
Date: Thu May 25 2017 21:07 pm
From: Peter.Scott AT indstate.edu
 
Jim Sullivan showed me some Sullivan County spots near the Wabash River, and we found migrant warblers still present, notably Mourning (1), Blackpoll (5), and Wilson's (2); the Redstarts might be breeders, but more likely migrants.



W Co Rd 600 N, Sullivan, Indiana, US

May 25, 2017 11:30 AM - 11:45 AM

Protocol: Traveling

1.0 mile(s)

Comments: With Jim Sullivan. Edge of riparian woods, brushpile. Cloudy, cool, windy.

11 species


Wild Turkey 2

Great Crested Flycatcher 1

Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 2

Swainson's Thrush 1

Mourning Warbler 1 adult male; approached and explored brush pile, and moved around low in green vegetation (photo)

Common Yellowthroat 3

American Redstart 2 females

Yellow Warbler 1

Blue Grosbeak 1 singing first-year male

Indigo Bunting 1

Baltimore Oriole 1


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N Co Rd 1100 W, Sullivan, Indiana, US

May 25, 2017 11:50 AM - 12:10 PM

Protocol: Traveling

2.0 mile(s)

Comments: With Jim Sullivan. Birded a couple of spots along this road. One was a grove of good-sized junipers. Cool, cloudy, windy.

13 species


Wild Turkey 18 a flock of males (apparently) in a field, ran to the forest edge

Acadian Flycatcher 1

Carolina Chickadee 1

Tufted Titmouse 1

House Wren 1

Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 1

Prothonotary Warbler 1

Common Yellowthroat 3

Northern Parula 1

Prairie Warbler 1

Yellow-breasted Chat 1

Eastern Towhee 1

Orchard Oriole 2


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Fairbanks Landing FWA (Sullivan Co.), Sullivan, Indiana, US

May 25, 2017 12:20 PM - 12:45 PM

Protocol: Traveling

3.0 mile(s)

Comments: With Jim Sullivan. Stopped by road in four spots, including tree line by edge of water. Cloudy, cool, windy.

10 species


Red-bellied Woodpecker 1

Brown Thrasher 1

Prothonotary Warbler 1 male

American Redstart 2 male, female

Yellow Warbler 5

Blackpoll Warbler 5 4 females, 1 male (most in trees at water's edge)

Wilson's Warbler 2 male and female

Yellow-breasted Chat 1

Orchard Oriole 2

American Goldfinch 4


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Subject: 3 Common nighthawks, Westfield, Hamilton County, IN, ~8 PM, 5-20-2017
Date: Thu May 25 2017 20:11 pm
From: in-bird-l AT list.indiana.edu
 
For whatever reason, my post did not make it to IN-BIRD a few days ago, so I will try again.


-----Original Message-----
From: ajdatt
To: in-bird-l
Sent: Sat, May 20, 2017 2:44 pm
Subject: 3 Common nighthawks, Westfield, Hamilton County, IN, ~8 PM



Last night, Friday, May 19, 2017 about 8 PM, I heard, and then saw three nighthawks flying overhead from our suburban home in Westfield. The nighthawks are the FOS for me. After not hearing them for 7-8 months, I'm reminded of how far their calls can travel, and how loud and distinctive they can be. Always an interesting bird.



AngeloJ. Dattilo, LPG
PrincipalGeologist
A.D.Environmental, Inc.
14706Wheatfield Lane
Carmel,IN 46032
317-753-4239


angelo@ajdenvironmental.com
www.ajdenvironmental.com



Subject: Dickcissels in Madison County.
Date: Thu May 25 2017 19:58 pm
From: jeffreytimmons AT comcast.net
 
Rachel,
I would say they are not real common mostly due to all the corn and soybean fields. I have found them in two different spots this spring so far. However, the one location was a hay field that was cut about a week ago. The other location looks to be a wheat field so it will not be cut for a while. I drove by tonight and there were two birds at your location chasing each other. I have driven all over looking for Bobolink with no luck.
Thanks for posting this location.
Jeff Timmons
Anderson, IN
From: Rachel Holdeman [mailto:rah8490@gmail.com]
Sent: Thursday, May 25, 2017 3:24 PM
To: in-bird-l@indiana.edu
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Dickcissels in Madison County.
I will gladly stand corrected if this is not unusual; I have just never heard them in this county before.
Heard 2 calling, 1 east of the road and one west of the road. The address was 231 South 800 West in Lapel.
Hopefully, my ears are good enough in the wind, as I don't have binoculars with me.
Rachel Holdeman
Indianapolis



Subject: Re: GPFWA possible mottled duck
Date: Thu May 25 2017 16:20 pm
From: greenpertplus AT hotmail.com
 
Aidan and Don have the Mottled Duck back in GP5N.

Sent from my iPhone

> On May 25, 2017, at 2:36 PM, Amy Kearns wrote:
>
> Pair of ducks flew toward gp4 around 2:20.
>
> Amy
>
> Sent from my iPhone
>
>> On May 25, 2017, at 1:24 PM, Amy Kearns wrote:
>>
>> In the SE corner of GP5N are two ducks - a black duck and a possible mottled duck. We are still working out if it could be a mottled duck hybrid. Pics on Birding Indiana: Advanced Birding.
>>
>> Amy Kearns, Mitchell
>> Gary Langell, Ellettsville
>>
>> Sent from my iPhone



Subject: Dickcissels in Madison County.
Date: Thu May 25 2017 14:24 pm
From: rah8490 AT gmail.com
 
I will gladly stand corrected if this is not unusual; I have just never heard them in this county before.
Heard 2 calling, 1 east of the road and one west of the road. The address was 231 South 800 West in Lapel.
Hopefully, my ears are good enough in the wind, as I don't have binoculars with me.
Rachel HoldemanIndianapolis



Subject: Re: GPFWA possible mottled duck
Date: Thu May 25 2017 13:36 pm
From: greenpertplus AT hotmail.com
 
Pair of ducks flew toward gp4 around 2:20.

Amy

Sent from my iPhone

> On May 25, 2017, at 1:24 PM, Amy Kearns wrote:
>
> In the SE corner of GP5N are two ducks - a black duck and a possible mottled duck. We are still working out if it could be a mottled duck hybrid. Pics on Birding Indiana: Advanced Birding.
>
> Amy Kearns, Mitchell
> Gary Langell, Ellettsville
>
> Sent from my iPhone



Subject: GPFWA possible mottled duck
Date: Thu May 25 2017 12:25 pm
From: greenpertplus AT hotmail.com
 
In the SE corner of GP5N are two ducks - a black duck and a possible mottled duck. We are still working out if it could be a mottled duck hybrid. Pics on Birding Indiana: Advanced Birding.

Amy Kearns, Mitchell
Gary Langell, Ellettsville

Sent from my iPhone



Subject: Lakefront 5/23 28 warbler species and lots of flycatchers
Date: Wed May 24 2017 18:46 pm
From: in-bird-l AT list.indiana.edu
 
I started out with a Bobwhite in LaPorte Co, chasing the Beverly Shores Chat and then decided to try for a personal day recordfor warbler species.Dipping on Yellow-rumped, Blue and Golden-winged, Mourning and Connecticut cost me. Beverly Shores, Dunes SP and Hammond were fairly birdy, with lots of Canadas, Summer Tanagers and empids. At Reynold's Creek GBHA, I had 6 Dickcissels, a Snipe and Henslow's Sparrow. 

1400 S. marsh S. of Sod Farm:
(Soras and Marsh Wrens nesting?)
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/ch...

Beverly Shores east:
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/ch...

Beverly Shores Central:
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/ch...

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

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

Kemil Rd. IDNL:
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/ch...

John Kendall
Warsaw



Subject: Beverly Drive east
Date: Wed May 24 2017 16:53 pm
From: kaehrj AT hotmail.com
 
Beverly Shores

May 24, 2017

9:00 AM

Traveling

4.00 miles

240 Minutes

Comments: Submitted from eBird for iOS, version 1.4.2 Build 114


10 Canada Goose

4 Wood Duck

2 Great Egret

6 Turkey Vulture

1 Red-tailed Hawk

3 Sandhill Crane

2 Ring-billed Gull

1 Yellow-billed Cuckoo

1 Ruby-throated Hummingbird

2 Red-bellied Woodpecker

3 Downy Woodpecker

1 Hairy Woodpecker

1 American Kestrel

1 Olive-sided Flycatcher

5 Eastern Wood-Pewee

1 Yellow-bellied Flycatcher

3 Alder Flycatcher

2 Least Flycatcher

1 Eastern Phoebe

1 Great Crested Flycatcher

1 White-eyed Vireo

2 Yellow-throated Vireo

1 Blue-headed Vireo

4 Warbling Vireo

6 Red-eyed Vireo

2 Blue Jay

1 American Crow

4 Tree Swallow

1 Black-capped Chickadee

1 Tufted Titmouse

1 White-breasted Nuthatch

2 House Wren

2 Blue-gray Gnatcatcher

1 Eastern Bluebird

2 Veery

4 Swainson's Thrush

3 Wood Thrush

2 American Robin

6 Gray Catbird

2 Brown Thrasher

1 Ovenbird

2 Blue-winged Warbler

2 Black-and-white Warbler

2 Tennessee Warbler

1 Mourning Warbler

9 Common Yellowthroat

24 American Redstart

2 Northern Parula

8 Magnolia Warbler

2 Bay-breasted Warbler

8 Blackburnian Warbler

12 Yellow Warbler

5 Chestnut-sided Warbler

4 Blackpoll Warbler

2 Palm Warbler - two seen

4 Black-throated Green Warbler

7 Canada Warbler

13 Wilson's Warbler

1 Yellow-breasted Chat

3 Song Sparrow

1 Swamp Sparrow

3 Eastern Towhee

3 Scarlet Tanager

3 Northern Cardinal

1 Rose-breasted Grosbeak

2 Indigo Bunting

6 Red-winged Blackbird

2 Common Grackle

2 Brown-headed Cowbird

1 Baltimore Oriole

1 House Finch

3 American Goldfinch


Number of Taxa: 72



Subject: Fw: (LAKE) eBird Report - Gibson Woods Nature Preserve, May 24, 2017
Date: Wed May 24 2017 15:54 pm
From: in-bird-l AT list.indiana.edu
 
9 Members of Thorncreek Audubon Society joined our Wednesday Bird Hike today whichproduced a number of nice birds. Highlights were a Black-billed Cuckoo (a lifer for me and many others), Bay-breasted Warblers, Blackpoll Warblers, Blackburnian Warblers and a couple of Least Flycatchers. A large number of Red-eyed Vireos are still in the woods.Complete list below.
Loyce FandreiHighland
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Subject: eBird Report - Gibson Woods Nature Preserve, May 24, 2017

Gibson Woods Nature Preserve, Lake, Indiana, US
May 24, 2017 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Protocol: Traveling
1.0 mile(s)
Comments: Members from Thorncreek Audubon Society joined our walk today
43 species

Mallard 2
Great Blue Heron 1
Cooper's Hawk 1
Red-shouldered Hawk 1
Sora 1 heard
Ring-billed Gull 8
Mourning Dove 3
Black-billed Cuckoo 1
Ruby-throated Hummingbird 2
Red-bellied Woodpecker 2
Downy Woodpecker 2
Northern Flicker 1
Eastern Wood-Pewee 12
Least Flycatcher 2
Red-eyed Vireo 18
Blue Jay 3
Tree Swallow 2
Black-capped Chickadee 2
White-breasted Nuthatch 3
House Wren 1
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 6
Swainson's Thrush 10
American Robin 20
Gray Catbird 3
European Starling X did not count
Cedar Waxwing 2
Common Yellowthroat 8
American Redstart 4
Bay-breasted Warbler 4
Blackburnian Warbler 3
Chestnut-sided Warbler 3
Blackpoll Warbler 3
Song Sparrow 3
Eastern Towhee 5
Northern Cardinal 6
Rose-breasted Grosbeak 1 female
Red-winged Blackbird X did not count
Common Grackle X did not count
Brown-headed Cowbird X did not count
Baltimore Oriole 3 plus 1 nest
House Finch X did not count
American Goldfinch X did not count
House Sparrow X did not count

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

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



Subject: Purple Finch
Date: Wed May 24 2017 15:14 pm
From: in-bird-l AT list.indiana.edu
 
I didn't have a Purple Finch all winter long at our feeder, but we just saw one about ten minutes ago here in Speedway.
Better late than never!
Margaret Schwarz



Subject: Summer Bird Count starts June 1 (no sightings)
Date: Wed May 24 2017 13:11 pm
From: AKearns AT dnr.in.gov
 
IN-BIRDers,

The first day of the Indiana Audubon Society Summer Bird Count, June 1st, is fast approaching! Participation is free and open to everyone (you don't have to be an IAS member). If you plan to bird an area in June and July, please consider submitting a Summer Bird Count, during which you'll count the birds you encounter in your chosen county (or counties) and note any evidence of breeding. Compiling a Summer Bird Count should require little extra effort if a birder is already keeping track of bird numbers and observer effort.

The IAS webpage seems to be having some troubles right now, so please email me if you need a copy of the SBC datasheet. Instructions are included right on the file to make it easy. Once the webpage is up and running again, the file should be available under "Birds" then "Bird Counts".

The Summer Bird Count has been contributing to our knowledge of Indiana's breeding birds since 1980. Results are published each year in the Indiana Audubon Quarterly. Last summer was a great year, with 195 species recorded, 37 counties represented, and 122 participants! We invite more participation this year, with the goal of half of the Indiana counties participating (or 46 counts).

Good birding!
Amy Kearns
Assistant Nongame Bird Biologist
Indiana Division of Fish & Wildlife
562 DNR Rd Mitchell IN 47446
akearns@dnr.in.gov
(812) 849-4586 ext. 223 (office)
(812) 844-3042 (cell)

[nongame promo 2 ed]



Subject: RE: Black-bellied Whistling-Ducks Terre Haute 5-23-17
Date: Wed May 24 2017 9:32 am
From: AKearns AT dnr.in.gov
 
Update. The observer saw 4 ducks but photographed two (I saw photos and confirmed the ID). The ducks were seen on a pond between holes 4 and 5.

Peter Scott emailed me that a friend of Jim Sullivan's reported 6 at hole 4 on Saturday, 5/20 . He also said the pond can't be seen from public roads.

Amy Kearns

From: Kearns, Amy
Sent: Wednesday, May 24, 2017 9:45 AM
To: 'IN_BIRD'
Subject: Black-bellied Whistling-Ducks Terre Haute 5-23-17

This morning I received an email from someone who reported seeing and photographing two black-bellied whistling-ducks while playing golf at Ray Park in Terre Haute yesterday, 5-23-17.

I seem to remember another report from Terre Haute this spring but I don't see it on eBird or IN-Bird-L and I find facebook difficult to search...

Amy Kearns
Assistant Nongame Bird Biologist
Indiana Division of Fish & Wildlife
562 DNR Rd Mitchell IN 47446
akearns@dnr.in.gov
(812) 849-4586 ext. 223 (office)
(812) 844-3042 (cell)

[nongame promo 2 ed]



Subject: Black-bellied Whistling-Ducks Terre Haute 5-23-17
Date: Wed May 24 2017 8:45 am
From: AKearns AT dnr.in.gov
 
This morning I received an email from someone who reported seeing and photographing two black-bellied whistling-ducks while playing golf at Ray Park in Terre Haute yesterday, 5-23-17.

I seem to remember another report from Terre Haute this spring but I don't see it on eBird or IN-Bird-L and I find facebook difficult to search...

Amy Kearns
Assistant Nongame Bird Biologist
Indiana Division of Fish & Wildlife
562 DNR Rd Mitchell IN 47446
akearns@dnr.in.gov
(812) 849-4586 ext. 223 (office)
(812) 844-3042 (cell)

[nongame promo 2 ed]



Subject: Cedar Waxwings
Date: Wed May 24 2017 8:04 am
From: Kyle AT mynextwave.com
 
There is a flock of Cedar Waxwings alternately perching in two sweetgum trees directly across from my 3rd floor office at the Monroe County Public Library (and bythe mainentrance to Esan Thai).


They keep flying off to some other Kirkwood location, but come back to the sweetgums until the next round. We are three blocks from the Sample Gates, so be on the look-out on campus.



I've been here for 9 years and have not witnessed this before.





Kyle Wickemeyer-Hardy
Human Resources Manager
MCPL



Subject: Fw: (LAKE) eBird Report - Gibson Woods Nature Preserve, May 23, 2017
Date: Tue May 23 2017 17:51 pm
From: in-bird-l AT list.indiana.edu
 
Today was our regularly scheduled dragonfly hunt, but as there were none to be seen, we birded instead. Highlights were a Common Nighthawk that flew over the trees and then landed on a limb for all to see, and a number of Red-eyed Vireos. We also had a smattering of warblers still passing throughthe woods.
This morning at my home I had 3 Magnolia Warblers and one Eastern Wood Pewee in my Pussy Willow Tree by my feeder station.
Loyce FandreiHighland
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Subject: eBird Report - Gibson Woods Nature Preserve, May 23, 2017

Gibson Woods Nature Preserve, Lake, Indiana, US
May 23, 2017 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Protocol: Traveling
1.0 mile(s)
Comments: walked south side of blue trail
42 species

Canada Goose 3
Mallard 2
Sora 1 calling
Ring-billed Gull 4
Mourning Dove 3
Common Nighthawk 1 flew over trees and landed on a large tree limb. Sat for good viewing by all present.
Chimney Swift 3
Red-bellied Woodpecker 2
Downy Woodpecker 2
Northern Flicker 1
Eastern Wood-Pewee 5
Red-eyed Vireo 8
Blue Jay 2
Tree Swallow 2
Black-capped Chickadee 2
White-breasted Nuthatch 1
House Wren 1
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 2
Gray-cheeked Thrush 1
Swainson's Thrush 5
American Robin 13
Gray Catbird 3
European Starling 5
Common Yellowthroat 7
American Redstart 2
Magnolia Warbler 1
Bay-breasted Warbler 1
Yellow Warbler 1
Chestnut-sided Warbler 2
Blackpoll Warbler 3
Chipping Sparrow 1
White-crowned Sparrow 1
Song Sparrow 1
Eastern Towhee 3
Northern Cardinal 4
Red-winged Blackbird 15
Common Grackle 5
Brown-headed Cowbird 3
Baltimore Oriole 3
House Finch 6
American Goldfinch 7
House Sparrow 10

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

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



Subject: Eagle Marsh AWPE-- May 22, 2017 PM
Date: Tue May 23 2017 12:19 pm
From: in-bird-l AT list.indiana.edu
 
Many thanksto Rodger Rang for alerting me to the White Pelican at the west end of Eagle Marsh last evening! I wasn't able to make it thereat the time, but I DID see the birdon the back side of the pump road at 7:00 this morning. It was not there when I first arrived, but flew in low about ten minutes aftermy arrival. Margit Codispoti showed up shortly after that, and we wereboth able to get some great looks through the scope. We later moved to the Barn Road gateoff ofEngle road, and walked the drive back to the barn. Right after we exited our cars, we saw to rails shoot across a clearing, but could not identify them.On our walk, we heard several Marsh Wrens, but were only able to get a short glimpse of just one of them. We also heard three Soras, but the closest that we got to a visual was some movement in the cattails right beside the road. They didn't even give us a peek! We did get a nice look at a Mink that stood up on his hind legs to check us out for a few seconds, and another look at the White Pelican,as it circled over the west end of the marsh.
West end:
Canada Goose 12Mallard 4Double-crested Cormorant 1American White Pelican 1

Great Blue Heron 3

Turkey Vulture 4

Killdeer 2

Mourning Dove 1

Willow Flycatcher 1

Eastern Phoebe 1

Blue Jay 3

American Crow 1

House Wren 1

American Robin 5

Brown Thrasher 1

European Starling 6

Common Yellowthroat 2

Yellow Warbler 1

Song Sparrow 3

Northern Cardinal 2

Indigo Bunting 1

Red-winged Blackbird 10

Baltimore Oriole 1

American Goldfinch 2

House Sparrow 6
Barn Road:


Canada Goose 15

Mallard 6

Double-crested Cormorant 4

Great Blue Heron 6

Sora 3

Common Gallinule 2

Killdeer 2

Spotted Sandpiper 1
In puddle beside the barn

American Crow 1

Tree Swallow 10

Marsh Wren 8

American Robin 5

Common Yellowthroat 6

Yellow Warbler 4

Song Sparrow 4

Northern Cardinal 1

Indigo Bunting 1

Red-winged Blackbird 15

American Goldfinch 2
John WinebrennerFort Wayne










On Monday, May 22, 2017 9:22 PM, Rodger Rang <rrang@frontier.com> wrote:


I drove the Welker Road area tonight looking for shorebirds, finding puddles-a-plenty but no birds around them. I did hear at least three singing HENSLOW'S SPARROWS in the field between the pond and the home, and then I heard two more singing at nearby Arrowhead Prairie. Also, I noted a singing Orchard Oriole at both locations, the Welker Road bird an adult male singing just a few feet off the road in plain view.
The pay-off, though, was finding an AMERICAN WHITE PELICAN at the west end of Eagle Marsh, visible from the Boy Scout lot but most appreciable with a scope, as it was on the far side of the pump road. It remained long enough to provide views to Dave Reichlinger, Josef Geisler, Sandy Schacht, and Stephanie Wagner, all of whom arrived lickety-split. Toward the end of our stay, the bird took flight toward the interstate but then circled back and landed out of sight, again on the far side of the pump road. But a few minutes later, it took flight again and landed on thesouth side ofthe near basin, much closer to us, but by then the light was fading. That's where we left it.
Also of note here: 21 Great Egrets arrived from the east and mostly settled into small trees east of the pump road; a second-year Bald Eagle flew over the pelicanwhile it was in thenear basin; and a calling Common Nighthawk flew over us as we stood in the lot.
Rodger RangFort Wayne



Subject: Illiana Birds: shorebirds at Wolf Lake wetland
Date: Tue May 23 2017 12:00 pm
From: cmarshbird AT prodigy.net
 
23 May 2017 “
During the morning rain surprisingly more shorebirds were at 129th St. State Line
Wetland/Wolf Lake. There were two groups, one
group of about a dozen is constantly in the open, but the other group is hard
to see other than when they fly up in view and then down out of view. (I didn™t
see yesterday™s Wilson™s Phalarope.) Not dressed for rain, I left
after getting soaked. The ticks are really bad there.




Highlights


Gadwall 1


Northern Shoveler 1


Lesser Scaup 1


Great Blue Heron 2


Great Egret 1


Snowy
Egret 1

Killdeer 2


Semipalmated Plover 1


Spotted Sandpiper 2


Dunlin 4


Least Sandpiper 1


Pectoral Sandpiper 1


Semipalmated Sandpiper
24


Short-billed Dowitcher
3


Caspian Tern 3


Marsh Wren 3




Carolyn Marsh, Whiting,
LakeCounty



Subject: FOS Hummer and Pewee
Date: Tue May 23 2017 9:39 am
From: in-bird-l AT list.indiana.edu
 
Our westside Elkhart yard had, this morning, our FOS Ruby-throated Hummingbird (on a dead branch in a Cherry tree), a persistent E. Wood Pewee singing non-stop, and a Red-eyed Vireo doing the same - all morning.



Subject: Swainson's Warbler - Harmonie SP
Date: Tue May 23 2017 9:28 am
From: carroll656 AT msn.com
 
Unable to re-locate this morning

Sent from my iPhone

> On May 23, 2017, at 5:52 AM, Evan Speck wrote:
>
> Dan Collins and I had at least four Hooded Warblers in the area singing several songs. Swainson's Warblers are known to share habitat with HOWA.
>
> Evan Speck
>
> Sent from my iPad
>
>> On May 22, 2017, at 5:40 PM, Meredig, John wrote:
>>
>> Below is the link to my eBird list with a bit more info on this morning's Swainson's warbler and two audios.
>>
>> http://ebird.org/ebird/view/ch...
>>
>> John Meredig



Subject: Swainson's Warbler - Harmonie SP
Date: Tue May 23 2017 5:53 am
From: carroll656 AT msn.com
 
Dan Collins and I had at least four Hooded Warblers in the area singing several songs.  Swainson's Warblers are known to share habitat with HOWA.

Evan Speck

Sent from my iPad

> On May 22, 2017, at 5:40 PM, Meredig, John wrote:
>
> Below is the link to my eBird list with a bit more info on this morning's Swainson's warbler and two audios.
>
> http://ebird.org/ebird/view/ch...
>
> John Meredig



Subject: Swainson's warbler
Date: Mon May 22 2017 22:12 pm
From: jm3 AT evansville.edu
 
I have been informed that my audios posted on eBird are a hooded warbler rather than a Swainson's. My mistake, BUT I actually made the ID based on sight . I did have an unobstructed close view for about 5 seconds after pishing the bird out. I had been recording what I indeed thought was a hooded, and when I stopped recording I wanted to get a look at the bird just to be sure, as the song variant seemed unusual to me, 
and the bird that immediately jumped into view was the Swainson's. I thought that the audio would provide proof, but alas, it apparently wasn't the Swainson's that was singing right there. I apologize for the audios, which will be removed forthwith, but I stand by my report of a Swainson's warbler.
John Meredig

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Subject: Swainson's Warbler - Harmonie SP
Date: Mon May 22 2017 20:56 pm
From: in-bird-l AT list.indiana.edu
 
There has been discussion in the Facebook Indiana Rare Bird Alert group about the audio recordings. Amy Kearns was the first to suggest that the recordings are actually of a a Hooded Warbler giving a Type B song.
I concur with Amy's opinion that the songs represent a Hooded Warbler. This viewpoint does not challenge the sighting as it only holds that the recordings included with the record is/are a Hooded Warbler and not a Swainson's Warbler.
Birders who searched for the bird this evening did not see or hear a Swainson's Warbler.

Sent from Yahoo Mail on Android
On Mon, May 22, 2017 at 6:40 PM, Meredig, John<jm3@evansville.edu> wrote: Below is the link to my eBird list with a bit more info on this morning's Swainson's warbler and two audios.

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

John Meredig



Subject: Eagle Marsh AWPE-- May 22, 2017 PM
Date: Mon May 22 2017 20:22 pm
From: rrang AT frontier.com
 
I drove the Welker Road area tonight looking for shorebirds, finding puddles-a-plenty but no birds around them. I did hear at least three singing HENSLOW'S SPARROWS in the field between the pond and the home, and then I heard two more singing at nearby Arrowhead Prairie. Also, I noted a singing Orchard Oriole at both locations, the Welker Road bird an adult male singing just a few feet off the road in plain view.
The pay-off, though, was finding an AMERICAN WHITE PELICAN at the west end of Eagle Marsh, visible from the Boy Scout lot but most appreciable with a scope, as it was on the far side of the pump road. It remained long enough to provide views to Dave Reichlinger, Josef Geisler, Sandy Schacht, and Stephanie Wagner, all of whom arrived lickety-split. Toward the end of our stay, the bird took flight toward the interstate but then circled back and landed out of sight, again on the far side of the pump road. But a few minutes later, it took flight again and landed on thesouth side ofthe near basin, much closer to us, but by then the light was fading. That's where we left it.
Also of note here: 21 Great Egrets arrived from the east and mostly settled into small trees east of the pump road; a second-year Bald Eagle flew over the pelicanwhile it was in thenear basin; and a calling Common Nighthawk flew over us as we stood in the lot.
Rodger RangFort Wayne



Subject: Willow Slough, 5/22 a.m.
Date: Mon May 22 2017 18:38 pm
From: rhughes.enteract AT rcn.com
 
I spent a very enjoyable morning birding Willow Slough in Newton County
today, May 22. My final tally was 102 species, which is about as well as
I've ever done at Willow Slough. I saw most of the breeding specialty
birds, decent numbers of migrants, and a couple surprise bonus birds. I
ran the same route I've been doing for about 15 years in late spring and
early summer - walk the loops at parking areas 5, 9, and 14, walk or
drive down Patrol Road, checking the marshes and east side of JC Murphy
Lake, check the west side of the lake from the headquarters, and drive
slowly down the roads south and east of the lake with my windows rolled
down, listening for birds and stopping when I hear something
interesting. My highlights include:

Surf Scoter - 1 immature male in the southwest corner of JC Murphy Lake,
visible from the peninsula
Least Bittern - 2 in the marshes on the east side of JC Murphy Lake
Common Tern - 10 flying around JC Murphy Lake, visible from the headquarters
Olive-sided Flycatcher - 1 along Patrol Road
Alder Flycatcher - 3
Willow Flycatcher - 12, between Patrol Road and the road between Parking
Areas 14A and 4B
White-eyed Vireo - 1 near Parking Area 12B
Bell's Vireo - 2, Parking Areas 9 and 14A
Prothonotary Warbler - 2, Patrol Road near Filbert Lane and west of
Parking Area 7A
Connecticut Warbler - 1 singing in the woods near stateline road just
south of the main entrance
Kentucky Warbler - 3, Parking Areas 5, 8, and 14
Yellow-throated Warbler - 1 singing in the pines near Parking Area 8A.
Not a regularly occurring bird at Willow Slough in my experience.
Henslow's Sparrow - 1 at Parking Area 9. Not a regularly occurring bird
at Willow Slough in my experience.
Lark Sparrow - 4, Parking Areas 5, 9, and 14
Summer Tanager - 2, Parking Areas 5 and 14
Blue Grosbeak - 1 singing at the Morgan Tracy cemetery and the shooting
range

The best birds for me were the Surf Scoter and Common Terns, species
I've never had at Willow Slough previously. The Prothonotary Warblers
were also a nice surprise.

eBird Checklist
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Robert D. Hughes
Chicago, Illinois


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Subject: Black-bellied Plover - Madison County - 5/22/17
Date: Mon May 22 2017 17:59 pm
From: jeffreytimmons AT comcast.net
 
There are at least 6 Black-bellied Plover in a flooded field just north of Anderson. There is at least one Dunlin as well. The other birds were too far to see with binoculars. Ebird list is below and you can click on the map link for the exact location but it is off of CR N 100 W and Linwood Road.
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/ch...
Jeff Timmons
Anderson, IN



Subject: Swainson's Warbler - Harmonie SP
Date: Mon May 22 2017 17:40 pm
From: jm3 AT evansville.edu
 
Below is the link to my eBird list with a bit more info on this morning's Swainson's warbler and two audios. 

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

John Meredig



Subject: Swainson's Warbler Reply.
Date: Mon May 22 2017 14:42 pm
From: grube.brendan AT gmail.com
 
If there is a Swainson's Warbler in the park, it could be on territory, from what I have seen at this location. This will have to be handled with caution.
A lot of birders want to see this bird.

Brendan Grube



Subject: East Beverly Drive
Date: Mon May 22 2017 14:42 pm
From: kaehrj AT hotmail.com
 
It was another good morning on the east end of Beverly Drive.


John Kaehr
South Bend


Beverly Shores--Beverly
Drive East of Lake Shore County Road, Porter, Indiana, USMay 22, 2017 5:30 AM - 9:30 AMProtocol: Traveling5.0 mile(s)Comments: East Beverly Drive86 species (+1 other taxa)Canada Goose 20Wood Duck 2Wild Turkey 1Great Egret 1Turkey Vulture 1Cooper's Hawk 1Broad-winged Hawk 1Red-tailed Hawk 1Killdeer 1Ring-billed Gull 2Yellow-billed Cuckoo 1Chimney Swift 1Ruby-throated Hummingbird 2Belted Kingfisher 1Red-headed Woodpecker 1Red-bellied Woodpecker 3Downy Woodpecker 4Northern Flicker 2Pileated Woodpecker 2Olive-sided Flycatcher 1Eastern Wood-Pewee 3Alder Flycatcher 3Least Flycatcher 2Empidonax sp. 10 many flycatchers presentEastern Phoebe 1Great Crested Flycatcher 2Eastern Kingbird 2White-eyed Vireo 3Yellow-throated Vireo 1Warbling Vireo 3Red-eyed Vireo 5Blue Jay 2American Crow 2Northern Rough-winged Swallow 2Tree Swallow 20Bank Swallow 10 on lake shore on dunes bluffBarn Swallow 2Black-capped Chickadee 4Tufted Titmouse 1White-breasted Nuthatch 2House Wren 1Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 2Veery 2Gray-cheeked Thrush 2Swainson's Thrush 1Wood Thrush 5American Robin 10Gray Catbird 5Brown Thrasher 2Ovenbird 1Northern Waterthrush 1Golden-winged Warbler 1 femaleBlue-winged Warbler 1Black-and-white Warbler 4Tennessee Warbler 13Nashville Warbler 1Mourning Warbler 5Common Yellowthroat 12Hooded Warbler 3American Redstart 19Northern Parula 3Magnolia Warbler 8Bay-breasted Warbler 8Blackburnian Warbler 11Yellow Warbler 15Chestnut-sided Warbler 8Blackpoll Warbler 11Palm Warbler 2Yellow-rumped Warbler 1Black-throated Green Warbler 11Canada Warbler 9Wilson's Warbler 10Yellow-breasted Chat 1Chipping Sparrow 2Field Sparrow 2Song Sparrow 3Lincoln's Sparrow 1Eastern Towhee 4Scarlet Tanager 2Northern Cardinal 6Indigo Bunting 3Red-winged Blackbird 5Common Grackle 5Brown-headed Cowbird 4Baltimore Oriole 3House Finch 2American Goldfinch 6View this checklist online athttp://ebird.org/ebird/view/ch...



Subject: Swainson's Warbler Posey co.
Date: Mon May 22 2017 14:28 pm
From: jm3 AT evansville.edu
 
Have a Swainson's warbler at Harmonie SP--Details & audio to follow.
John Meredig

Sent from my iPhone



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