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31 Mar: @ 20:00:14 
Winter Wren [Ryan Smith]
31 Mar: @ 19:47:57 
Mississinewa and Salamonie [James Haw]
31 Mar: @ 19:17:34 
South Bend Falcon on egg [Spier6565]
31 Mar: @ 17:56:20 
Fish crows [rudybillm]
31 Mar: @ 16:12:25 
Stillwater [Whitehead, Donald R.]
31 Mar: @ 13:06:08 
3-31 Tern Bar Slough Gibson Co Golden Eagle, Vesper Sparrows [Kearns, Amy]
31 Mar: @ 08:03:02 
3/30/15 - Northern Lake County Locations [Matt Kalwasinski]
31 Mar: @ 05:05:47 
Re: bald eagle in my backyard [Vicky Foltz]
31 Mar: @ 05:05:00 
Re: Brown Thrasher [Vicky Foltz]
30 Mar: @ 22:20:10 
Woodcock on Nest (Photos & Video) - Patoka River NWR [4giffords]
30 Mar: @ 22:13:25 
Hamilton Co Ducks [Terence Walsh]
30 Mar: @ 20:02:20 
Great Egret [Landon Neumann]
30 Mar: @ 19:30:03 
Smith's Longspur at The Burn [David Crouch]
30 Mar: @ 18:52:44 
SW Allen County-- March 30 [Rodger Rang]
30 Mar: @ 16:32:01 
Goose Pond Sandhill Cranes and Black-necked Stilt [Don & Char Allen]
30 Mar: @ 16:00:31 
Eagle Marsh, Ft Wayne [zzedpowers]
30 Mar: @ 15:25:55 
Fwd: eBird Report - Indiana Dunes SP -- Observation (Green) Tower, Mar 30, 2015 [Brendan Grube]
30 Mar: @ 15:25:10 
Prophetstown State Park [russ Allison]
30 Mar: @ 15:15:54 
Kent/McGowan Rds [Whitehead, Donald R.]
30 Mar: @ 15:12:53 
Lake Monroe [Whitehead, Donald R.]
30 Mar: @ 11:44:13 
Louisiana Waterthrushes, Purple Martins [jeffreyrsell]
30 Mar: @ 08:18:27 
Eagle Marsh Rusty Blackbirds-- March 30 AM [Rodger Rang]
29 Mar: @ 18:36:34 
Browning Wetlands, Central IN Land Trust (CILTI) [Angelo J. Dattilo, LPG]
29 Mar: @ 17:39:05 
Great Horned yard bird and MNWR [David Crouch]
29 Mar: @ 16:32:56 
Stillwater Marsh, Lake Monroe, Sunday 3/29 am [Robert Kissel]
29 Mar: @ 16:24:56 
Browning Wetlands, Central IN Land Trust (CILTI) Property [Angelo J. Dattilo, LPG]
29 Mar: @ 15:30:01 
Fwd: eBird Report - Indiana Dunes SP -- Observation (Green) Tower, Mar 29, 2015 [Brendan Grube]
29 Mar: @ 15:00:57 
Brown Thrasher [Whitehead, Donald R.]
29 Mar: @ 13:36:04 
Eagle Creek Park, Sunday March 29, 2015 [Don Williams]
29 Mar: @ 07:53:08 
Driftwood SFA - Common Loons, Bonaparte's Gulls, and a Barn Swallow [bob carper]
29 Mar: @ 06:52:29 
Re: Goose Pond FWA [Kathy McClain]
29 Mar: @ 06:51:44 
RE: Illiana Birds: gulls and ww scoters [Richard Wood]
29 Mar: @ 05:20:31 
3/28/15 - Lake County locations [Matt Kalwasinski]
28 Mar: @ 22:50:10 
two Parke County lakes - Common Loons, Common Mergansers [Peter Scott]
28 Mar: @ 22:21:48 
pictures from 3/28 [Wilkins, Vern W]
28 Mar: @ 21:04:08 
Goose Pond FWA [Wilkins, Vern W]
28 Mar: @ 20:59:36 
Illiana Birds: gulls and ww scoters [Carolyn A. Marsh]
28 Mar: @ 20:53:08 
RE: Smiths Longspurs [Wilkins, Vern W]
28 Mar: @ 20:04:55 
Re: Large Lapland Longspur Flock [Liz Day]
28 Mar: @ 20:02:11 
Large Lapland Longspur Flock [Landon Neumann]
28 Mar: @ 19:50:19 
SW Allen-- March 28 PM [Rodger Rang]
28 Mar: @ 19:05:57 
3/28-Kosciusko, LaPorte and Starke Counties Snowy Owl, both Yellowlegs, waterfowl [john kendall]
28 Mar: @ 18:30:34 
Sallamonie, Mississinewa, Lake Clare [James Haw]
28 Mar: @ 18:13:44 
NW Ind (28-Mar-2015) Smith's Longspurs [Kenneth J. Brock]
28 Mar: @ 15:21:42 
Eagle Creek Park - 3/28/15 - Surf Scoter and Fish Crow [Jeff Timmons]
28 Mar: @ 12:33:22 
South Bend Osprey 3/28/15 [Spier6565]
27 Mar: @ 18:48:27 
bald eagle in my backyard [Stephen Gabet]
27 Mar: @ 16:19:42 
Vigo and Clay - Great Egret, Rusty Blackbirds [Peter Scott]
27 Mar: @ 16:13:11 
Eagle Creek Reservoir - Surf and White-winged Scoters [Don Gorney]
27 Mar: @ 15:51:22 
Common Loon, Lapland Longpspurs [Landon Neumann]





Subject: Winter Wren
Date: Tue Mar 31 2015 20:00 pm
From: rrsbirder AT gmail.com
 
While observing a sizable flock of ducks (~75 total of Ring-necked, Redhead, and Lesser Scaup) on a housing addition lake near my house, I was treated to a lengthy look at a very cooperative Winter Wren making its way through the underbrush. It’s nice to see the little fellow has thus far been unfazed by the ongoing suburban development taking place here.

-Ryan Smith
Fort Wayne



Subject: Mississinewa and Salamonie
Date: Tue Mar 31 2015 19:47 pm
From: in-bird-l AT list.indiana.edu
 
Sandy Schacht , Marisa Windell and I found a creditable 57 species at the two reservoirs,but number and variety of diving ducks were down and the scoters were gone.  There were still a good number of diving ducks at Mississinewa, a few at Salamonie, and few dabblers, as has been the case all spring.  Highlights follow:


Canada Goose
Mallard
Blue-winged Teal 7 M
N. Shoveler 1 M
Canvasback M
Redhead M
Ring-necked Duck
Lesser Scaup
Bufflehead
Common Goldeneye 3
Hooded Merganser
Red-breasted Merganser
Common Merganser
Ruddy Duck
Horned Grebe 1
Pied-billed Grebe
Double-cr. Cormorant 2 M
Bald Eagle 1 M, 6 S
N. Harrier 1 S
E. Phoebe 4
Golden-cr. Kinglet 3
Am. Tree Sparrow 4
Pine Siskin


Jim Haw



Subject: South Bend Falcon on egg
Date: Tue Mar 31 2015 19:17 pm
From: Spier6565 AT comcast.net
 
I was checking out the South Bend Falcon Cam this evening when I noticed Maltese, our new female, fidgeting in the next box. She eventually moved away far enough that I was able to spot an egg.

Other South Bend sightings:

Fox Sparrow - St. Patrick's Park 3/30

Tree Swallow (FOS) - North Chain Lake 3/31

Jim Spier
South Bend



Subject: Fish crows
Date: Tue Mar 31 2015 17:56 pm
From: in-bird-l AT list.indiana.edu
 



6 fish crows just flew over my house in Crooked Creek subdivision in NE Indianapolis. 

Sent from my Verizon Wireless 4G LTE smartphone



Subject: Stillwater
Date: Tue Mar 31 2015 16:12 pm
From: whitehea AT indiana.edu
 
This noon Betsy and spent an hour or more munching lunch and counting waterfowl.  Numbers still high, although Goldeneyes have gone.  The highlights;



Canada Goose - 28

Wood Duck - 5

Gadwall - 90

Am. Wigeon - 65

Am. Black Duck - 6

Mallard - 70

blue-winged Teal - 50

No. Shoveler - 75

No. Pintail - 1

Green-winged Teal - 16

Canvasback - 5

Redhead - 270

Ring-necked Duck - 1400

Lesser Scaup - 60

Bufflehead - 8

Pied-billed Grebe - 4

Great Blue Heron - 1

Turkey Vulture - 9

Bald Eagle - 1 (ad)

Am. Coot - 230

Killdeer - 2

Belted Kingfisher - 1

E. Phoebe - 3

Tree Swallow - 12

Brown Thrasher - 1

E. Towhee - 4

Song Sparrow - 4

Swamp Sparrow - 2

Red-winged Blackbird - 9



Don Whitehead

Bloomington

whitehea@indiana.edu



Subject: 3-31 Tern Bar Slough Gibson Co Golden Eagle, Vesper Sparrows
Date: Tue Mar 31 2015 13:06 pm
From: AKearns AT dnr.in.gov
 
Highlights at Tern Bar Slough yesterday included a soaring immature Golden Eagle, multiple Vesper Sparrows (some singing), and Rusty Blackbirds.



I didn't include a checklist below for Cane Ridge WMA, but there was a nice assortment of waterfowl present along with 3 Bonaparte's Gulls, a Black-necked Stilt, Lesser Yellowlegs, and a small flock of Pectoral Sandpipers.



If you keep a checklist for TBS, I'd appreciate if it was reported to ebird separately from what you see at Cane Ridge or the Gibson Lake Area. The bird habitat at TBS is changing, and it would be useful to access ebird data to compare changes over time. We can't do this accurately if TBS birds are reported as Gibson Lake or Cane Ridge, or if birds in those areas are included on your TBS list. If you'd like a map of TBS, please let me know and I can send you one. In the field, the property boundaries are fairly well-marked with signs. Thank you for your cooperation.





Tern Bar Slough WDA, Gibson, US-IN
Mar 30, 2015 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Protocol: Traveling
5.0 mile(s)
41 species

Canada Goose 10
Mallard 25
Blue-winged Teal 15
Bufflehead 4
Hooded Merganser 20
Red-breasted Merganser 2
Common Loon 1 heard yodel from the big lake
Great Blue Heron 5
Great Egret 1
Turkey Vulture 15
Golden Eagle 1
Northern Harrier 7
Bald Eagle 1
Red-tailed Hawk 3
American Coot 1
Killdeer 25
Lesser Yellowlegs 1
Ring-billed Gull 10
Mourning Dove 5
Red-bellied Woodpecker 2
Northern Flicker (Yellow-shafted) 25 loads of them in the recently burned area
American Crow 10
Horned Lark 5
Tree Swallow 20
Barn Swallow 1
Tufted Titmouse 1
Carolina Wren 1
Brown Thrasher 3
Eastern Towhee 1
Field Sparrow 10
Vesper Sparrow 4
Song Sparrow 30
Swamp Sparrow 5
White-crowned Sparrow 25
Northern Cardinal 10
Red-winged Blackbird 100
Eastern Meadowlark 10
Rusty Blackbird 25
Common Grackle 25
Brown-headed Cowbird 50
American Goldfinch 1

View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S22602145

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


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




Subject: 3/30/15 - Northern Lake County Locations
Date: Tue Mar 31 2015 8:03 am
From: in-bird-l AT list.indiana.edu
 
Yesterday, after dinner, I decided to check out a few spotsnear Wolf Lake in Lake County. My first stop was the Wetland Mitigation areawhere most of the ducks were north of the wetland. Next, I stopped by Wolf Lakewhere there was a large group of waterfowl west of the pavilion, whichcontained over 200 Red-Breasted Mergansers. The area of Forsythe Park waspretty quiet with not much activity on land or in the water. Finally, I did aquick stop at nearby Lake George, but it was quiet too. Below is what Isaw/heard.
Matt Kalwasinski
Wetland MitigationArea/Wolf Lake, Lake, US-IN
Mar 30, 2015 6:01 PM - 6:14 PM

Canada Goose  9
Mute Swan  2
Mallard  3
Redhead  27
Ring-necked Duck  11
Common Merganser  33
Red-breasted Merganser  20
Ruddy Duck  1
American Coot  110
Killdeer  2
Ring-billed Gull  17
Tree Swallow  1
American Robin  4
European Starling  11
Song Sparrow  3
Red-winged Blackbird  13
Brown-headed Cowbird  6 Wolf Lake (LakeCo.) , Lake, US-IN
Mar 30, 2015 6:18 PM - 6:50 PM

Canada Goose  13
Mute Swan  2
Mallard  7
Northern Shoveler  6 (14 more were found near Forsythe Park)
Canvasback  2
Redhead  22
Ring-necked Duck  4
Lesser Scaup  9
Bufflehead  21
Common Goldeneye  6
Hooded Merganser  12
Common Merganser  21
Red-breasted Merganser  267
Pied-billed Grebe  1
Horned Grebe  3 (2 more were found near Forsythe Park)
Killdeer  1
Ring-billed Gull  23
American Robin  2
Song Sparrow  1
Red-winged Blackbird  4 Lake George, Lake,US-IN
Mar 30, 2015 6:55 PM - 7:15 PM

Canada Goose  9
Common Merganser  4
Red-breasted Merganser  3
Pied-billed Grebe  2
Horned Grebe  9
Ring-billed Gull  15
American Robin  9
European Starling  4
Red-winged Blackbird  6
Common Grackle  2



Subject: bald eagle in my backyard
Date: Tue Mar 31 2015 5:05 am
From: vfoltz655 AT gmail.com
 
Marcia,
That is very cool.

Vicky Foltz
Ft. Wayne

On Fri, Mar 27, 2015 at 7:48 PM, Stephen Gabet
wrote:

> A bald eagle swooped over the small lake in my backyard just off State
> Street yesterday. Its presence created a flurried evacuation of a variety
> of ducks. Then it landed in a tall tree where it actually jumped on a
> squirrel nest and flew away with what appeared to be leaves and grass in
> its talons. It circled the lake a few times more and disappeared to the
> south.
>
> Marcia Gabet
> Fort Wayne
>



Subject: Brown Thrasher
Date: Tue Mar 31 2015 5:05 am
From: vfoltz655 AT gmail.com
 
Here in Fort  Wayne over the weekend, we had our first Red-Winged Blackbird
at the feeder.

Vicky Foltz
Ft. Wayne

On Sun, Mar 29, 2015 at 4:00 PM, Whitehead, Donald R.
wrote:

> Ten minutes ago we looked out and saw a Brown Thrasher on our suet
> feeder - first of the year. We are now up to 9 Chipping Sparrows, 11
> Brown-headed Cowbirds, and a male Red-winged Blackbird.
>
>
>
>
>
> Don Whitehead
>
> Bloomington
>
> whitehea@indiana.edu
>



Subject: Woodcock on Nest (Photos & Video) - Patoka River NWR
Date: Mon Mar 30 2015 22:20 pm
From: 4giffords AT insightbb.com
 
This past Sunday I headed out to Patoka River National Wildlife Refuge to look for nesting woodcock.  In spite of a couple hours of carefully searching prime woodcock habitat I came up empty-handed and headed back to the truck.

As I approached the gravel lot where I had parked, I veered off the path and took a shortcut through some young trees towards the truck. About ten steps before I emerged from the trees onto the gravel my right foot nudged something oddly soft as a woodcock fluttered from my oncoming step and landed about 5 feet away staring back at me, just as startled and confused as I was.

I looked down and inches from my right toe was a shallow nest in the leaves with 4 mottled brown eggs. Fortunately all four eggs were unharmed so I quickly snapped a picture of the nest with my cell phone and left, hoping that mama woodcock would return to her eggs after I was gone.

This morning I returned at sunrise and was relieved to find the female back on her nest. I watched her from the car for several hours, observing her preen and tend to her nest before thanking God for such a cool experience and heading back home.

Photos:
www.flickr.com/photos/steve-gifford/16983869322/ (nest & eggs)
www.flickr.com/photos/steve-gifford/16364584323/ (Mama on nest)
www.flickr.com/photos/steve-gifford/16958680046/ (Find the Nest - Where's Waldo?)

Video:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/...

Steve Gifford
Haubstadt, IN



Subject: Hamilton Co Ducks
Date: Mon Mar 30 2015 22:13 pm
From: taw327 AT att.net
 
There have been more than usual diving ducks on the easy-access Coxhall Garden lake in Hamilton County, W of Carmel. On Saturday and today I had up to 70 Bufflehead with a few Ring-necked Duck, Lesser Scaup, Northern Shoveler and Hooded Mergansers.Terry WalshCarmel, IN




Subject: Great Egret
Date: Mon Mar 30 2015 20:02 pm
From: landonneumann25 AT gmail.com
 
This morning Bud Dodrill and I birded birded Cass County. The highlight
included the season's first Great Egret and Savannah Sparrow.

France Park/Georgetown Rd
Canada Goose 1
Wood Duck 10
Mallard 3
Ring-necked Duck 3
Bufflehead 11
Pied-billed Grebe 2
Horned Grebe 1
Great Blue Heron (Blue form) 1
Turkey Vulture 20
Bald Eagle 2
Red-tailed Hawk 1
Killdeer 2
Ring-billed Gull 1
Mourning Dove 2
Red-bellied Woodpecker 1
Eastern Phoebe 6
American Crow 15
Tree Swallow 120+ Good numbers feeding along the river
Carolina Chickadee 2
Eastern Bluebird 1
American Robin 15
European Starling 5 if
American Tree Sparrow 15
Field Sparrow 1
Savannah Sparrow 2
Song Sparrow 10
Swamp Sparrow 1
Dark-eyed Junco (Slate-colored) 3
Northern Cardinal 10
Red-winged Blackbird 15
Eastern Meadowlark 5
Common Grackle 75
Brown-headed Cowbird 3

925W Pond
Blue-winged Teal 2
Ring-necked Duck 30
American Coot 5
American Robin 2
American Pipit 6
Red-winged Blackbird 5
Rusty Blackbird 8

Highway 17 Marshes
Canada Goose 15
Mallard 75
Blue-winged Teal 2
Northern Shoveler 1
Northern Pintail 2
Green-winged Teal 15
Ring-necked Duck 25
American Coot 30
Killdeer 1
American Tree Sparrow 3
Red-winged Blackbird 5

800N- Checked the longspur field and found no longspurs. We did have a
flyover by the flooded field area.
Green-winged Teal 10
Ring-necked Duck 3
Ring-billed Gull 25
American Robin 2
Lapland Longspur 1
Eastern Meadowlark 1

Lake Perry
Canada Goose 10
Mute Swan 3
Pied-billed Grebe 3
Great Egret 1 fos

Landon Neumann
Logansport, Cass County



Subject: Smith's Longspur at The Burn
Date: Mon Mar 30 2015 19:30 pm
From: Nighthawk AT prograde.net
 
Sally and I made our annual visit to see Clint Murray and The Burn and to search for Smiths Longspur today. It was very nice weather and after some initial lack of activity we enjoyed the good fortune of numerous birds and some excellent scope views. Most of our action occurred in the fields just North of The Burn as we joined Clint and Shari McCollough in flushing several flocks. A few of the more closely viewed birds of both sexes were displaying good color blushes on the neck, breast and belly. We also flushed numerous Wilsons Snipe and had great views as they flew to new cover in the fields. Once again we would like to acknowledge our appreciation to Clint for his continuous Stewardship of this important bird habitat.

Dave Crouch Seymour

Lye Creek Prairie Burn (The Burn) (Montgomery Co.), Montgomery, US-IN
Mar 30, 2015 12:20 PM - 2:20 PM
Protocol: Traveling
0.4 mile(s)
Comments: Sally and I hooked up with Clint Murray and Shari McCollough at The Burn in a search for Smith's Longspur today. We walked the Northern portion of The Burn and when that did not produce viewable birds wound up searching the corn stubble fields to the North and that produced numerous flushes and several close up scope / binocular views of SMLO as well as many Wilson's Snipe.
16 species

Canada Goose 2
American Wigeon 6
Mallard 2
Green-winged Teal 4
Lesser Scaup 2
Turkey Vulture 1
Killdeer 1
Wilson's Snipe 21 Flushed in several groups from floodle areas in corn stubble / foxtail fields.
Mourning Dove 2
American Robin 5
European Starling X
Smith's Longspur 70 Well documented and annual in these fields. Several were seen well in scope views including both male and female and a few displaying orange tone plumage through neck and breast.
Vesper Sparrow 3
Song Sparrow 2
Red-winged Blackbird X
Brown-headed Cowbird X

View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S22601152

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



Subject: SW Allen County-- March 30
Date: Mon Mar 30 2015 18:52 pm
From: rrang AT frontier.com
 
 A late morning stop at Fox Island County Park netted a couple of overdue annuals: two Eastern Phoebes were foraging on the sunny eastern façade of the Nature Center and a Belted Kingfisher was calling north of that area.  Otherwise, highlights were Eastern Towhee (2, including my first singing bird), Fox Sparrow (5, some singing), a small flock of Rusty Blackbirds behind the wildlife building, and the brief company of Ed and Cynthia Powers.  A walk down to Bowman Lake, while enjoyable, netted few waterfowl-- Ring-necked Duck (18), Bufflehead (5), and Pied-billed Grebe (1).
This early evening, the Homestead Road loop provided many of the same ducks had on recent outings-- Wood Duck (4), Gadwall (2), A. Wigeon (10), N. Pintail (6), GW Teal (50+), and Hooded Merganser (2) among 300 Mallards-- as well as two Bald Eagles (1 adult, 1 immature).  Also noteworthy along Branning Road was hearing the rattle of a longspur among the numerous HOLAs.  Still waiting on shorebirds.
Rodger RangFort Wayne



Subject: Goose Pond Sandhill Cranes and Black-necked Stilt
Date: Mon Mar 30 2015 16:32 pm
From: donandchar2 AT gmail.com
 
Today John Eakin, Annie, and I birded Goose Pond.  Highlights were
Sandhills still present and our first BNST of the year.

*100S*

Field Sparrow 3

Red-tailed Hawk 1

European Starling XX

Northern Mockingbird 1

House Sparrow 30

Northern Flicker 1

Hairy Woodpecker 1

White-crowned Sparrow 4

Bald Eagle 1 adult

*BH5*

Killdeer 5

American White Pelican 400+ BH5, BH4, BH2, GP5, MPE/W

Eastern Phoebe 4 interesting territorial disputes going on

Wood Duck 1

*BH1*

Purple Martin 2

Blue Jay 1

*BH2*

Sandhill Crane 80

Mallard 9

Northern Shoveler many various places

Ring-necked Duck X

Song Sparrow 2

Common Grackle 4

Blue-winged Teal 150+

*GP5*

Eastern Meadowlark 4

American Pipit 30+

MPW south end at bridge on 1200

Greater Yellowlegs 2

Black-necked Stilt 1

Pectoral Sandpiper 2

Chipping Sparrow 3


Don Allen



Subject: Eagle Marsh, Ft Wayne
Date: Mon Mar 30 2015 16:00 pm
From: in-bird-l AT list.indiana.edu
 

After Cynthia and I completed the last Project FeederWatch of the season at Fox Island, we took a walk at Eagle Marsh. We were treated to our first Pied-billed Grebe and Tree Swallows of the year.

Eagle Marsh, Allen, US-IN
Mar 30, 2015 12:10 PM - 1:25 PM
Protocol:
Traveling
1.3 mile(s)
Comments: 52-57 deg, sunny, strong wind
15
species

Canada Goose 15
Gadwall 4
Mallard 20
Blue-winged Teal 4
Northern Shoveler 2
Green-winged Teal 10
Pied-billed Grebe 1
Great Blue Heron 2
Bald Eagle 2
Red-tailed Hawk 1
American Coot 30
Ring-billed Gull 60
Tree Swallow 3
American Robin 1
Song Sparrow 4

View this checklist
online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S22598083

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

Ed Powers, Allen County



Subject: Fwd: eBird Report - Indiana Dunes SP -- Observation (Green) Tower, Mar 30, 2015
Date: Mon Mar 30 2015 15:25 pm
From: grube.brendan AT gmail.com
 
---------- Forwarded message ----------
From:
Date: Mon, Mar 30, 2015 at 4:23 PM
Subject: eBird Report - Indiana Dunes SP -- Observation (Green) Tower, Mar
30, 2015
To: grube.brendan@gmail.com


Indiana Dunes SP -- Observation (Green) Tower, Porter, US-IN
Mar 30, 2015 7:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Protocol: Stationary
Comments: A west wind moving warm air from the plains into the Great
Lakes, a Common Loon flying in from the south, and the perfume of pine
trees basking in the sunshine was a fine start to the day's count. Active
counting of various species was immediate, albeit in low numbers, so a
longshore survey commenced. but Hawks coming by close, a first-of-spring
arrival, and the vocal pronouncements of an Eastern Phoebe rung in another
true day of bird migration.
53 species

Canada Goose 9
Redhead 1
White-winged Scoter 4
Common Goldeneye 1
Common Merganser 2
Red-breasted Merganser 85
Wild Turkey 1 Tracks in the sand near the bird tower.
Red-throated Loon 1
Common Loon 2
Horned Grebe 1
Double-crested Cormorant 3
Great Blue Heron 3
Great Egret 4 2 pairs flying west.
Turkey Vulture 8
Northern Harrier 1
Sharp-shinned Hawk 6
Cooper's Hawk 6
Bald Eagle 1
Red-shouldered Hawk 2
Red-tailed Hawk 5
Sandhill Crane 332
Killdeer 33
Ring-billed Gull 1616
Herring Gull 14
Great Black-backed Gull 2
Caspian Tern 3 FOY, just passed the shelf ice which stubbornly stands
still high.
Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon) 40
Mourning Dove 16
Red-bellied Woodpecker 1
Northern Flicker 1
American Kestrel 4
Peregrine Falcon 1
Eastern Phoebe 3
Blue Jay 2
American Crow 6
Horned Lark 1
White-breasted Nuthatch 2
Eastern Bluebird 3
American Robin 407
European Starling 84
Cedar Waxwing 4
American Tree Sparrow 7
Song Sparrow 1
Dark-eyed Junco 6
Northern Cardinal 1
Red-winged Blackbird 167
Eastern Meadowlark 10
Common Grackle 38
Brown-headed Cowbird 57
House Finch 164 Flocks going west.
Pine Siskin 13
American Goldfinch 1
House Sparrow 2

View this checklist online at
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S22597563

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



Subject: Prophetstown State Park
Date: Mon Mar 30 2015 15:25 pm
From: grounds11 AT frontier.com
 
It felt like spring today. I was at Prophetstown State park from 10:00am to
2:00pm. I saw some nest building and the Pileated Woodpecker seen a couple
of weeks ago is now on the nest. One bird was in the tree cavity and the
other flew from the area. I also saw a pair of White breasted Nuthatches
cleaning a tree cavity of trash. The male was scolding me as the female was
doing the work.

Birds seen today:

Canada Goose--4--probably two pair.

Mallard--2--a pair

Northern Shoveler--2--a pair

Blue winged Teal--7

Bald Eagle--1

Cooper's Hawk--1

Red tailed Hawk--1

American Kestrel--1

Turkey Vulture--3

American Crow--2

Red winged Blackbird--18

Northern Cardinal--4

Carolina Chickadee--2

Eastern Meadowlark--3

American Robin--4

Field Sparrow--2--FOY

Fox Sparrow--1

Song Sparrow--4

Mourning Dove--2

Brown Creeper--1

White breasted Nuthatch--2--a pair, cleaning out a cavity in a tree.

Downy Woodpecker--2

Pileated Woodpecker--2--a pair. One bird is in a tree cavity they were
building (2) weeks ago.

Red bellied Woodpecker--2

Ring necked Pheasant--1--FOY

Good birding

Russ Allison, West Lafayette




Subject: Kent/McGowan Rds
Date: Mon Mar 30 2015 15:15 pm
From: whitehea AT indiana.edu
 
This afternoon Betsy and I made a quick trip down Kent and then McGowan Rd - both birding and looking for early leps.   A little success in both respects;



Birds:



Louisiana Waterthrush - 1 (walking across rd near Stillwater S gate)



Leps:



Mourning Cloak - 1

E. Comma - 2



Don Whitehead

Bloomington

whitehea@indiana.edu



Subject: Lake Monroe
Date: Mon Mar 30 2015 15:12 pm
From: whitehea AT indiana.edu
 
This morning Betsy and I visited Paynetown on Lake Monroe - a beautiful, still morning - birding slow, but a few things of interest.  The highlights:



Canada Goose - 16

Gadwall - 6

Mallard - 4

Bufflehead - 1

Common Loon - 6

Horned Grebe - 2

Double-cr. Cormorant - 37

Black Vulture - 7

Turkey Vulture - 25

Bald Eagle - 1 (Basic II)

Killdeer - 2

Ring-billed Gull - 56

E. Phoebe - 2

Tree Swallow - 8

No. Rough-winged Swallow - 1 (FOY)

Am. Robin - 45

Brown Thrasher - 1

Chipping Sparrow - 5

Co. Grackle - 55



Don Whitehead

Bloomington

whitehea@indiana.edu



Subject: Louisiana Waterthrushes, Purple Martins
Date: Mon Mar 30 2015 11:44 am
From: in-bird-l AT list.indiana.edu
 
We found 3 singing Louisiana Waterthrushes, along a creek in northern Washington county on Sunday, March 29. Also, a few Purple Martins have finally shown up at my martin colony of gourds. There were 5 this  morning, Monday, March 30. Jeff Sells Pekin, IN



Subject: Eagle Marsh Rusty Blackbirds-- March 30 AM
Date: Mon Mar 30 2015 8:18 am
From: rrang AT frontier.com
 
 Thousands of blackbirds were moving at dawn this morning, traveling southwest down the Little River Valley.  That seemed like the wrong direction to me, but I'm not a blackbird, so what do I know?  Starting slowly at 07:15 shortly after I arrived, the movement consisted of flocks numbering from 20 to 200+ birds, and they utilized the entire width of the marsh.  The noisy birds flying directly over me, several hundred easily, were nearly all Rusty Blackbirds.  That made me wonder what the true Rusty count was among all the distant flocks I saw out over the marsh.  Looking into the brightening sky from my vantage point along the northwest boundary of the property, I had a hard time picking up the birds below the distant tree line.  But of those silhouetted above that line, most were Red-winged/Rusty Blackbirds, with very few grackles among them.  By 07:45, the movement was down to just a trickle.
My only other highlight was a singing Fox Sparrow a bit farther down the length of the property near the pump road gate.
Rodger RangFort Wayne



Subject: Browning Wetlands, Central IN Land Trust (CILTI)
Date: Sun Mar 29 2015 18:36 pm
From: in-bird-l AT list.indiana.edu
 

Sunday, March 29, 2015. After spending time at Eagle Creek birding this morning and surviving a very cold wind off the water, I stopped by CILTI's Browning Wetlands located at Mayflower Park at 96th and Michigan Road, on the northwest side of Indianapolis. Water levels were relatively high. From one vantage point, I have a few birds to report:


1 - Mute Swan (distinct orange bill)
34 - Tree swallows (probably more, but criss-crossing constantly across my field of view made them tricky to count)
6 - Red-winged blackbirds (definitely more could be counted if a trip around the wetlands was made)
22 - Coots
12 - Shovler ducks (M+F)(all were clustered in one small raft making them tough to count, which was odd behavior from what I've historically seen, but it's spring)
3 - Hooded merganser (1M+2F)
2 - Gadwall (M+F)
1 - Red-tailed hawk


Also observed, but not counted, several Canada geese and Mallards.




Angelo J. Dattilo, LPG
Principal Geologist

A.D. Environmental, Inc.
14706 Wheatfield Lane
Carmel, IN 46032
317-753-4239
ajdatt@aol.com







-----Original Message-----
From: Whitehead, Donald R.
To: bloomington-birds-l
Cc: in-bird-l
Sent: Sun, Mar 29, 2015 4:01 pm
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Brown Thrasher




Ten minutes ago we looked out and saw a Brown Thrasher on our suet feeder - first of the year. We are now up to 9 Chipping Sparrows, 11 Brown-headed Cowbirds, and a male Red-winged Blackbird.





Don Whitehead

Bloomington

whitehea@indiana.edu







Subject: Great Horned yard bird and MNWR
Date: Sun Mar 29 2015 17:39 pm
From: Nighthawk AT prograde.net
 
This morning we had a Great-horned Owl being harassed through our yard and the arrival of some obvious Northbound passerines. Also a report of Saturdays Muscatatuck NWR highlights. The White-crowned and Fox Sparrows are the first seen in the yard for a month and the Towhee and Thrasher are about on our typical yard arrival schedule. The Waterfowl numbers at MNWR are not notable but the species count of 17 Waterfowl species at late March is not bad.			Dave Crouch			Seymour


Our Yard, Jackson, US-IN
Mar 29, 2015 8:25 AM - 9:30 AM
Protocol: Stationary
Comments: On and off several observations of our yard in and outside of the house.
24 species

Turkey Vulture 1
Red-tailed Hawk 1
Mourning Dove 5
Great Horned Owl 1 Pursued by a number of Blue Jay, White-breasted Nuthatch and a couple of Crows. Flew over driveway, briefly landed in neighbors Ash tree then took off to South. The pursuit vocals stopped somewhat quickly as they group went out of sight.
Red-bellied Woodpecker 1
Downy Woodpecker 3
Blue Jay 5
American Crow 2
Carolina Chickadee 2
White-breasted Nuthatch 2
Carolina Wren 2
American Robin 7
Brown Thrasher 1 First seen in yard leaf litter five days ago.
European Starling 6
Eastern Towhee 1 First in yard today.
Fox Sparrow 1
White-throated Sparrow 1
White-crowned Sparrow 2
Dark-eyed Junco 4
Northern Cardinal 4
Common Grackle 15
House Finch 8
American Goldfinch 8
House Sparrow 2

View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S22578666

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Muscatatuck NWR - Jennings County, Jennings, US-IN
Mar 28, 2015 10:40 AM - 11:20 AM
Protocol: Stationary
Comments: Two primary scope observation points, one at Richart Lake and one at Stanfield Lake.
18 species

Canada Goose 16
Mallard 2
Canvasback 2
Ring-necked Duck 105
Lesser Scaup 4
Bufflehead 2
Ruddy Duck 3
Common Loon 1 Feeding actively.
Pied-billed Grebe 1
Horned Grebe 6 In Basic, transitional and nearly full alternate plumages.
Black Vulture 2
Turkey Vulture 1
Red-tailed Hawk 1
American Coot 11
Purple Martin 3
Tree Swallow 125 This is not especially high, this and many more are commonly seen working the surface areas of the two large lakes. Perhaps a bit early bit Tree Swallows have been on site for at least 9 days.
American Robin 6
Red-winged Blackbird 2

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Muscatatuck NWR - Jackson County, Jackson, US-IN
Mar 28, 2015 9:20 AM - 10:20 AM
Protocol: Traveling
5.0 mile(s)
Comments: Entrance road, VC and auto tour route areas.
36 species

Canada Goose 14
Trumpeter Swan 1
Wood Duck 3
Mallard 8
Blue-winged Teal 19
Northern Shoveler 25
Green-winged Teal 2
Ring-necked Duck 5
Pied-billed Grebe 3
Horned Grebe 1
Turkey Vulture 3
Northern Harrier 1
Red-shouldered Hawk 2
Rough-legged Hawk 1
American Coot 82
Mourning Dove 2
Red-bellied Woodpecker 1
Downy Woodpecker 2
Pileated Woodpecker 1
Eastern Phoebe 5
Blue Jay 4
American Crow 4
Tree Swallow 10
Carolina Chickadee 1
White-breasted Nuthatch 1
Carolina Wren 1
Golden-crowned Kinglet 1
American Robin 11
Brown Thrasher 1 Singing
Northern Mockingbird 1
Song Sparrow 1
White-throated Sparrow 2
White-crowned Sparrow 5
Dark-eyed Junco 4
Northern Cardinal 7
Common Grackle 12

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Subject: Stillwater Marsh, Lake Monroe, Sunday 3/29 am
Date: Sun Mar 29 2015 16:32 pm
From: bluesdoc AT bluemarble.net
 
I birded Stillwater, along with John Eakin, this morning from roughly 9:30am-Noon. Many species and numbers of ducks still present. Notably I saw 1 duck that looked like a Ring-necked duck but had a bright yellow bill that was mid way in shape & size between a Ring-necked Duck and a N Shoveler. This individual also was throwing its head back in some form of mating display but I didnt see any other ducks, male or female, responding to this display. Weather was sunny, 34 at the start and a strong wind form the West.

Canada Geese 150
Wood Duck 4
Gadwall 75
American Wigeon 65
Mallard 80
Blue-winged Teal 22
N Shoveler 125
N Pintail 2
Green-winged Teal 40
Redhead 300
Ring-necked Duck 1500+
Lesser Scaup 30
Canvasback 6
Bufflehead 25
Pied-billed Grebe 6
Am Coot 185
Bald Eagle 2 (2 ADs)
Tree Swallow 16
Pileated WP 2
Red Headed WP 1


Bob Kissel
Bloomington



Subject: Browning Wetlands, Central IN Land Trust (CILTI) Property
Date: Sun Mar 29 2015 16:24 pm
From: in-bird-l AT list.indiana.edu
 
Sunday, March 29, 2015.  After spending time at Eagle Creek birding this morning and surviving a very cold wind off the water, I stopped by CILTI's Browning Wetlands located at Mayflower Park at 96th and Michigan Road, on the northwest side of Indianapolis.  Water levels were relatively high.  From one vantage point, I have a few birds to report:


1 - Mute Swan (distinct orange bill)
34 - Tree swallows (probably more, but criss-crossing constantly across my field of view made them tricky to count)
6 - Red-winged blackbirds (definitely more could be counted if a trip around the wetlands was made)
22 - Coots
12 - Shovler ducks (M+F)(all were clustered in one small raft making them tough to count, which was odd behavior from what I've historically seen, but it's spring)
3 - Hooded merganser (1M+2F)
2 - Gadwall (M+F)
1 - Red-tailed hawk


Also observed, but not counted, several Canada geese and Mallards.





Angelo J. Dattilo, LPG
Principal Geologist

A.D. Environmental, Inc.
14706 Wheatfield Lane
Carmel, IN 46032
317-753-4239
ajdatt@aol.com








Subject: Fwd: eBird Report - Indiana Dunes SP -- Observation (Green) Tower, Mar 29, 2015
Date: Sun Mar 29 2015 15:30 pm
From: grube.brendan AT gmail.com
 
---------- Forwarded message ----------
From:
Date: Sun, Mar 29, 2015 at 4:28 PM
Subject: eBird Report - Indiana Dunes SP -- Observation (Green) Tower, Mar
29, 2015
To: grube.brendan@gmail.com


Indiana Dunes SP -- Observation (Green) Tower, Porter, US-IN
Mar 29, 2015 7:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Protocol: Stationary
Comments: Deathly cold winds bearing down from the south at gusts to
40knots. High cirrus coming in early from the northwest with peeks of sun
culminating in eye piercing ice pellets and rain by noon. The lake has
mysterious new ice formations scattered across the expanse of water,
beginning to drift from shore.
55 species

Snow Goose 1 Flying with cranes.
Canada Goose 101
Wood Duck 8
American Wigeon 2
Mallard 8
Northern Pintail 9
Green-winged Teal 2
Redhead 52
Lesser Scaup 8
White-winged Scoter 3
Common Goldeneye 1
Hooded Merganser 1
Common Merganser 4
Red-breasted Merganser 19
Red-throated Loon 1
Common Loon 6
Horned Grebe 4
Double-crested Cormorant 6
Great Blue Heron 3
Turkey Vulture 5
Northern Harrier 1
Sharp-shinned Hawk 7
Cooper's Hawk 3
Bald Eagle 1
Red-shouldered Hawk 1
Red-tailed Hawk 2
Sandhill Crane 576
Killdeer 46
Ring-billed Gull 380
Herring Gull 30
Great Black-backed Gull 3
Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon) 2
Mourning Dove 9
Red-bellied Woodpecker 1
Northern Flicker 2 FOY.
American Kestrel 7
Peregrine Falcon 1
Blue Jay 1
American Crow 23
Tufted Titmouse 3
White-breasted Nuthatch 1
Eastern Bluebird 7
American Robin 1207
European Starling 10
American Tree Sparrow 4
Song Sparrow 4
Dark-eyed Junco 7
Northern Cardinal 1
Red-winged Blackbird 144
Eastern Meadowlark 6
Common Grackle 242
Brown-headed Cowbird 20
House Finch 1
Pine Siskin 1
House Sparrow 3

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Subject: Brown Thrasher
Date: Sun Mar 29 2015 15:00 pm
From: whitehea AT indiana.edu
 
Ten minutes ago we looked out and saw a Brown Thrasher on our suet feeder - first of the year.  We are now up to 9 Chipping Sparrows, 11 Brown-headed Cowbirds, and a male Red-winged Blackbird.





Don Whitehead

Bloomington

whitehea@indiana.edu



Subject: Eagle Creek Park, Sunday March 29, 2015
Date: Sun Mar 29 2015 13:36 pm
From: sailbird AT tds.net
 
Weather-  Sunny, windy
Temp- 35 degrees

Sunday morning bird walk tallied 64 species. The list includes

Canada Goose
Wood Duck
Gadwall
Mallard
Blue-winged Teal
Northern Shoveler
Green-winged Teal
Redhead
Ring-necked Duck
Lesser Scaup
Bufflehead
Common Goldeneye
Hooded Merganser
Common Merganser
Red-breasted Merganser
Ruddy Duck
Common Loon
Pied-billed Grebe
Horned Grebe
Double-crested Cormorant
Great blue Heron
Turkey Vulture
Bald Eagle
Cooper's Hawk
Red-shouldered Hawk
Red-tailed Hawk
American Kestrel
American Coot
Killdeer
Bonaparte's Gull
Ring-billed Gull
Herring Gull
Mourning Dove
Barred Owl
Red-headed Woodpecker
Red-bellied Woodpecker
Downy Woodpecker
Hairy Woodpecker
Pileated Woodpecker
Eastern Phoebe
Blue Jay
American Crow
Fish Crow
Tree Swallow
Carolina Chickadee
Tufted Titmouse
White-breasted Nuthatch
Carolina Wren
Golden-crowned Kinglet
Eastern Bluebird
American Robin
European Starling
Eastern Towhee
Song Sparrow
White-throated Sparrow
Dark-eyed Junco
Northern Cardinal
Red-winged Blackbird
Eastern Meadowlark
Common Grackle
Brown-headed Cowbird
Pine Siskin
American Goldfinch
House Sparrow

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

Don Williams



Subject: Driftwood SFA - Common Loons, Bonaparte's Gulls, and a Barn Swallow
Date: Sun Mar 29 2015 7:53 am
From: in-bird-l AT list.indiana.edu
 
Saturday I headed for what has become my annual end of March search for Common Loons at Driftwood SFA. Since Johnson County doesn't have an observable large lake or river it is my one chance to see them in the county. I wasn't disappointed.

On the day I counted 7 Common Loons and 18 Horned Grebes, both personal highs for the county. I also had 3 Red-breasted Mergansers which where a county first for me. There was also an early Barn Swallow mixed in with 120 Tree Swallows and my FOS Brown Thrasher.

But the highlight of the day were 4 Bonaparte's Gulls that came in around noon and spent the next couple of hours feeding around the lake.

I stopped at the Lowes/Walmart pond in Franklin on the way home and between the two sites had 20 species of waterfowl on the day.

Photos of the above at http://bushwhackingbirder.com/

Bob Carper
Indianapolis




Subject: Goose Pond FWA
Date: Sun Mar 29 2015 6:52 am
From: kmcclann AT gmail.com
 
I also stopped by Goose Pond yesterday after observing the Smith's
Longspurs in Sullivan County, and counted 525 American White Pelicans in
BH3, 25 in BH4, and another 55 in BH5. Some of the pelicans were flying
back and forth. This was between 4:00 - 5:30 pm. Around 6:00 pm, I
pulled over at the GP7 parking lot at the south end and quickly looked into
GP8. I was no where near close enough to count them, but did see a large
line of tightly bunched white pelicans that had to be a separate group from
Beehunter.

Kathy McClain
Jasper, IN

On Sat, Mar 28, 2015 at 10:03 PM, Wilkins, Vern W
wrote:

> Just a few quick notes from today. Not sure if the American White
> Pelicans moved, or it was a different flock, but there were 540 at
> Beehunter Marsh (accurate count of what I could see, but I doubt I could
> see them all in BH5). I didn't see them elsewhere at Goose Pond, but I
> didn't check GP8 where I saw them last weekend.
>
> A large number of shorebirds in Main Pool, seen from the south end of
> 1200. I walked in to get a better look and was only able to find Lesser
> Yellowlegs, Greater Yellowlegs, and Pectoral Sandpipers. I saw some flocks
> of 30-40 birds go down when I first arrived, but I didn't find any single
> species flocks that large from the levee.
>
> American Pipits (4), in the field south and east of the bridge at Main
> Pool/1200.
>
> There was a decent number of Purple Martins at GP3, and Tree Swallows.
> The Purple Martins were catching insects with the Tree Swallows over both
> GP2 and GP3, and were perched on the wires with them at GP3. At least a
> dozen Purple Martins, and many times that number of Tree Swallows.
>
> Vern
>
>



Subject: Illiana Birds: gulls and ww scoters
Date: Sun Mar 29 2015 6:51 am
From: Richard.Wood AT purduecal.edu
 
Where is the Whiting Refinery Beach?

Richard
________________________________
From: Carolyn A. Marsh [cmarshbird@prodigy.net]
Sent: Saturday, March 28, 2015 8:59 PM
To: In-bird-l@list.indiana.edu
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Illiana Birds: gulls and ww scoters

28 March 2015 There were 31 GREAT BLACK-BACKED GULLS, 2 GLAUCOUS GULLS, 2 THAYERS GULLS and 1 LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL at the Whiting Refinery Beach. The north wind produced quite a sight seeing them together on the beach. At the Hammond Marina the usual 10 WHITE-WINGED SCOTERS and the ICELAND GULL.

Carolyn Marsh, Whiting, IN



Subject: 3/28/15 - Lake County locations
Date: Sun Mar 29 2015 5:20 am
From: in-bird-l AT list.indiana.edu
 
  Saturday, March 28, I checked a few Lake County locations inthe late afternoon. I started at the Highland Heron Rookery where the highlightwas finding two young Great Horned Owls in the nest; otherwise, the site wasfairly quiet. As I headed for Grant Street, I noticed a decent amount ofwaterfowl east of rookery/Cline Ave at the site of the old Griffith Par 3 Golfcourse – nothing out of the ordinary, but an interesting mix of birds. GrantStreet contained a good variety and number of ducks. I also checked the GreatHorned Owl nest at Chase Street, but I could not see any young birds in thenest. Below is what I saw.Matt KalwasinskiHighland HeronRookery/Cline Avenue Marsh, Lake, US-IN
Mar 28, 2015 2:50 PM - 3:20 PM

Canada Goose  17
American Black Duck  1
Mallard  8
American Black Duck x Mallard (hybrid)  2
Northern Shoveler  3
Ring-necked Duck  17
Great Blue Heron  19
Red-tailed Hawk  1
Sandhill Crane  1    One flying south
Killdeer  1
Ring-billed Gull  2
Mourning Dove  2
Great Horned Owl  3   - 1 adult and 2 juvs
Downy Woodpecker  1
Black-capped Chickadee  2
American Robin  7
European Starling  26
Song Sparrow  6
Northern Cardinal  1
Red-winged Blackbird  16
House Sparrow  1Grant St. Marsh,Lake, US-IN
Mar 28, 2015 4:03 PM - 4:43 PM

Canada Goose  12
Gadwall  69
American Wigeon  8
Mallard  2
Green-winged Teal  6
Canvasback  9
Redhead  24
Ring-necked Duck  51
Lesser Scaup  14
Bufflehead  15
Hooded Merganser  3
Common Merganser  7
Ruddy Duck  9
Pied-billed Grebe  4
Horned Grebe  3
American Coot  400
Ring-billed Gull  36
American Robin  3
European Starling  28
Red-winged Blackbird  8former GriffithPar 3 Golf course, Lake, US-IN
Mar 28, 2015 4:53 PM - 5:16 PM

Canada Goose  14
Wood Duck  1    Male
American Wigeon  2    Pair
Mallard  87
Green-winged Teal  8
Hooded Merganser  2
Double-crested Cormorant  1
Great Blue Heron  2
American Coot  3
Killdeer  6
Ring-billed Gull  37
American Robin  2
European Starling  2
Song Sparrow  3
Red-winged Blackbird  3



Subject: two Parke County lakes - Common Loons, Common Mergansers
Date: Sat Mar 28 2015 22:50 pm
From: Peter.Scott AT indstate.edu
 
Late this afternoon I checked Raccoon (Cecil Harden) Lake and Lake Tannenbaum.  Highlights were 5 Common Loons at Raccoon Lake, and 80 Common Mergansers and 10 other duck species at Tannenbaum.  

Cecil M. Harden Lake, Parke, US-IN (Raccoon Lake State Recreation Area)
Mar 28, 2015 4:45 PM - 5:30 PM
Protocol: Traveling
3.0 mile(s)
Comments: drove in from north entrance; stopped at two places to observe lake. Weather chilly, 39 degrees, clear, fairly calm. A few boats on lake.
10 species

Canada Goose 2
Lesser Scaup 4
Bufflehead 1
Common Loon 5 breeding plumage birds
Pied-billed Grebe 2
Horned Grebe 2
Double-crested Cormorant 1
Turkey Vulture 12 soaring over lake
Bonaparte's Gull 3 adults flying at south end over lake
Ring-billed Gull 90 mostly standing on sandbar near marina (75), others flying; only adults seen

View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S22567151
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________________________________________


Lake Tannenbaum, Parke, US-IN
Mar 28, 2015 6:10 PM - 7:20 PM
Protocol: Traveling
1.0 mile(s)
Comments: Parked at three places along county road overlooking lake from west side, and walked 100 yards. Beautiful though chilly weather, 36 degrees, calm to 5 mph wind, clear.
30 species

Canada Goose 7
Wood Duck 2 males
Gadwall 20
Mallard 2
Blue-winged Teal 2
Northern Shoveler 12
Green-winged Teal 4
Canvasback 5 sleeping
Ring-necked Duck 230 staying mostly near north and northeast shoreline
Lesser Scaup 3
Common Merganser 80 a roughly equal mix of males and females, flying frequently, swimming actively, resting in pairs
Ruddy Duck 2
Pied-billed Grebe 4
Great Blue Heron 5
Turkey Vulture 1
American Coot 3
Killdeer 1
Ring-billed Gull 1 adult flew over lake at 7:00, made several dives to water surface
Mourning Dove 2 calling nearly continuously
Barred Owl 1 called at 7 pm, before sunset
Belted Kingfisher 1
Red-bellied Woodpecker 1
Pileated Woodpecker 1
American Crow 2
Eastern Bluebird 2
American Robin 3
Song Sparrow 1
Northern Cardinal 1
Red-winged Blackbird 10
Eastern Meadowlark 1

View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S22567072

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Subject: pictures from 3/28
Date: Sat Mar 28 2015 22:21 pm
From: vwilkins AT indiana.edu
 
A few of the interesting birds from today.

Harlan's Red-tailed Hawk (soaring very high over Goose Pond MPW)
http://vw.homelinux.net/z/picture.php?/11305/category/173

Smith's Longspur (Sullivan County)
http://vw.homelinux.net/z/picture.php?/11303/category/44

Purple Martins (video of a few sitting on wire at Goose Pond GP3)
https://youtu.be/GzmbxRJHqE4

Vern




Subject: Goose Pond FWA
Date: Sat Mar 28 2015 21:04 pm
From: vwilkins AT indiana.edu
 
Just a few quick notes from today.  Not sure if the American White Pelicans moved, or it was a different flock, but there were 540 at Beehunter Marsh (accurate count of what I could see, but I doubt I could see them all in BH5).  I didn't see them elsewhere at Goose Pond, but I didn't check GP8 where I saw them last weekend.

A large number of shorebirds in Main Pool, seen from the south end of 1200. I walked in to get a better look and was only able to find Lesser Yellowlegs, Greater Yellowlegs, and Pectoral Sandpipers. I saw some flocks of 30-40 birds go down when I first arrived, but I didn't find any single species flocks that large from the levee.

American Pipits (4), in the field south and east of the bridge at Main Pool/1200.

There was a decent number of Purple Martins at GP3, and Tree Swallows. The Purple Martins were catching insects with the Tree Swallows over both GP2 and GP3, and were perched on the wires with them at GP3. At least a dozen Purple Martins, and many times that number of Tree Swallows.

Vern




Subject: Illiana Birds: gulls and ww scoters
Date: Sat Mar 28 2015 20:59 pm
From: cmarshbird AT prodigy.net
 
28 March 2015 - There were 31 GREAT BLACK-BACKED GULLS, 2 GLAUCOUS GULLS, 2
THAYER'S GULLS and 1 LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL at the Whiting Refinery Beach.
The north wind produced quite a sight seeing them together on the beach. At
the Hammond Marina the usual 10 WHITE-WINGED SCOTERS and the ICELAND GULL.



Carolyn Marsh, Whiting, IN




Subject: Smiths Longspurs
Date: Sat Mar 28 2015 20:53 pm
From: vwilkins AT indiana.edu
 
Smith's Longspurs present again today in the same location.  Birds seemed most active early and activity died down continually into the afternoon.  I'd guess the number was possibly as high as 600.  Flocks in the 350-400 range were seen multiple times, and I watched smaller flocks of 50-100 birds going back and forth across 300W, plus smaller numbers moving around constantly.  I managed a few poor photos that I'll post later.

Vern
________________________________________
From: bobwgfsa@gmail.com [bobwgfsa@gmail.com]
Sent: Thursday, March 26, 2015 8:57 PM
To: in-bird-l@list.indiana.edu
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Smiths Longspurs

Really nice numbers in Sullivan County at the hayfield SW of 300 W and 300 N. By going west from US41 on paved road, we parked at corner of above two roads and walked south on the muddy road 1/4 mile. We saw 300 Smiths Longspurs fly off within 3 minutes. Saw 354 including that flock but in a few minutes we had 420 coming back mostly in groups of 20 to 40. We saw these at 6 pm today. I will post details on ebird by Sunday.
Bob Guth


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Subject: Large Lapland Longspur Flock
Date: Sat Mar 28 2015 20:04 pm
From: lizday44 AT sbcglobal.net
 
Clint Murray saw a lot of Smith's in Montgomery Co. today.

Liz
Indy




Subject: Large Lapland Longspur Flock
Date: Sat Mar 28 2015 20:02 pm
From: landonneumann25 AT gmail.com
 
I went back to the longspur field along 800n that Bud and I found
yesterday. This time I walked the field. I greatly underestimate l the
number of the flock. I had easily 1200+ Lapland Longspur. Some of the birds
were singing. A first for me. Also 50 American Pipits and a Vesper Sparrow.

Landon Neumann
Logansport, Cass County



Subject: SW Allen-- March 28 PM
Date: Sat Mar 28 2015 19:50 pm
From: rrang AT frontier.com
 
 Eagle Marsh (mostly from scout lot) after work (4pm):
Canada GooseMute Swan- 2Gadwall- 24A. Wigeon- 1MallardBlue-winged Teal- 3Ring-necked Duck- 9Bufflehead- 3Pied-billed Grebe- 2Double-crested Cormorant- 1, my firstGreat Blue Heron- 5American Coot- 30+
Homestead, Branning, Amber Roads (6-7pm):
Canada GooseWood Duck- 17; 15 together in a small puddle north side of BranningA. Wigeon- 12+A. Black Duck- 2Mallard- manyN. Shoveler- 2N. Pintail- 3Green-winged Teal- 60+Hooded Merganser- 4; 2 pairs on pond east side of AmberBald Eagle- 1Red-tailed Hawk- 1Killdeer- severalRing-billed Gull- 59Red-bellied Woodpecker- 1 in corn stubble with blackbirdsA. Kestrel- 1Horned Lark- several singing and callingEastern Meadowlark- 3; one singingA noisy blackbird flock in wet corn stubble south of Branning at Amber- est. 250 birds with red-wings and Rusties comprising the bulk (very few grackles and starlings, and only one cowbird that I could find); the ~120-bird Rusty component appeared to be about 50/50 on the sex ratio
Rodger RangFort Wayne



Subject: 3/28-Kosciusko, LaPorte and Starke Counties Snowy Owl, both Yellowlegs, waterfowl
Date: Sat Mar 28 2015 19:05 pm
From: in-bird-l AT list.indiana.edu
 
I traveled what is becoming my usual path this time of year, from Chapman Lake (good waterfowl count), along the upper Kankakee River Valley.
Highlights were Snow Goose, 250 "black-billed Swans", 190 Rusty Blackbirds at Kankakee FWA, Snowy Owl north of US 8 east of Lacrosse, and both species of Yellowlegs at LaPorte Co. side of Kankakee FWA. Thanks to Bob Huguenard for the tip on the Snowy (which was not easy this time or on a check I made a month ago).
Bob also relayed the story of a Greater White-fronted Goose (on the berm at Toto Road) that was banded in Barrow, AL-wow!
John Kendall
Warsaw, In

Chapman Lake
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Subject: Sallamonie, Mississinewa, Lake Clare
Date: Sat Mar 28 2015 18:30 pm
From: in-bird-l AT list.indiana.edu
 
It would have been a perfect day weatherwise if it had been 30 degrees warmer.  My nose and I don't take kindly to teens and 20s.  Still, I found 63 species and added 6 to my annual list in the Salamonie (S) area, above Mississinewa Dam (M), and at Lake Clare (LC) in Huntington, another all-driving day.  At Mississinewa, I had 2 distant scoters with the wrong angle of the sun..  One was definitely an ad. male Surf Scoter, the other probably a White-winged.


Canada Goose
Am. Wigeon 2 S, 1 M
Mallard
blue-winged Teal 25 M
N. Shoveler 4 S
Green-winged Teal 2 M
Canvasback 1 S, 10 M, 4 LC
Redhead 100 S, 10 M
Ring-necked Duck 33 S, 10 M
Greater Scaup 2 M
Lesser Scaup 24 S, 50 M, 60 SC
SURF SCOTER 1 M
WHITE-WINGED SCOTER 1 M
Bufflehead 4 S, 12 M
Common Goldeneye 3 M
Hooded Merganser 16 S, 9 M
Red-breasted Merganser 6 S, 128 M
Common Merganser 5 S, 25 M
Ruddy Duck 6 S
COMMON LOON 6 LC
Horned Grebe 1 S, 2 LC
Great Blue Heron 5 S, 1 M
GREAT EGRET 1 S
Turkey Vulture
Bald Eagle 5 S
Red-tailed Hawk
Am. Kestrel
Am. Coot 2 S, 20 LC
Sandhill Crane S; heard distantly as they were flying
Killdeer
Ring-billed gull 360 S, 150 M
Herring Gull 3 S, 1 M
Rock Pigeon
Mourning Dove
Woodpecker: Red-headed 1 S, Red-bellied,, Downy, N. Flicker
Blue Jay
Am. Crow
Horned Lark
Carolina Chickadee
Tufted Titmouse
White-br. Nuthatch
Carolina Wren 2 S
Am. Robin
Eur. Starling
Am. Pipit 1 S
Am. Tree Sparrow 10 S
FOX SPARROW 3 M
SWAMP SPARROW 1 S
White-crowned Sparrow 1 S
Song Sparrow
Dark-eyed Junco
N. Cardinal
Red-winged Blackbird
E. Meadowlark 2 S
Common Grackle
Brown-headed Cowbird
House Finch
Pine Siskin 1 S
Am. Goldfinch
House Sparrow


Jim Haw







Subject: NW Ind (28-Mar-2015) Smith's Longspurs
Date: Sat Mar 28 2015 18:13 pm
From: kj.brock AT comcast.net
 
Today (28-Mar_2015) John Cassady, Lynn Vernon, and I birded two lakefront sites and then visited Newton and Jasper counties.

It appears that March is going out like a lion, as the morning temperature was 13 degrees F. The Port of Indiana provided unusually good gulls, but (based on Steve Limas (and others) great luck with Smiths Longspurs) we were lured to Newton County. We were not disappointed. In addition to the longspurs we logged 16 duck species and 13 Rough-legged Hawks. Despite the chill, it was a very rewarding day.

PORT OF INDIANA
Redhead,20
Greater Scaup,75
Lesser Scaup,5
Common Goldeneye,1 first-cycle male
Red-breasted Merganser,50
Horned Grebe,7- 3 in alternate, 3 in basic, & one in molt
Ring-billed Gull,20
Herring Gull,120
Glaucous Gull,2- adult and a distant 1st or 2nd cycle bird
Great Black-backed Gull,12 -8 adults, 3 second-cycle, & a 1st-cycle
Mourning Dove,3
American Robin,6
Common Grackle,4

MILLER BEACH (Lake St lot)
Ring-billed Gull,30
Great Black-backed Gull,2 adults
Song Sparrow,1

NEWTON COUNTY
Turkey Vulture,1
Red-tailed Hawk,1
Rough-legged Hawk,1- light-morph male
Horned Lark,2
Dark-eyed Junco,1
Eastern Meadowlark,1

TNC KANKAKEE SANDS (most waterfowl were in the pond on CR225)
Greater White-fronted Goose,120
Snow Goose,5- 4 white & one blue
Tundra Swan,30
American Wigeon,1 male
Mallard,7
Northern Pintail,8
Northern Shoveler,29
Blue-winged Teal,3
Green-winged Teal,75
Turkey Vulture,1
Northern Harrier,6- one male, 3 females, & 2 imm.
Sharp-shinned Hawk,1 adult
Red-tailed Hawk,2
Rough-legged Hawk,12- dark ad fem & male, 4 light morph, 2 dark imm, & 4 light imm.
Sandhill Crane,40
Killdeer,9
Mourning Dove,1
Eurasian Collared-Dove,1 flyby
Horned Lark,6
Blue Jay,1
American Crow,4
American Robin,10
Lapland Longspur,110
SMITHS LONGSPUR,52
American Tree Sparrow,23
Red-winged Blackbird,20
Eastern Meadowlark,10

WILLOW SLOUGH FWA
Greater White-fronted Goose,25
Wood Duck,2
Gadwall,5
American Wigeon,3
Northern Pintail,6
Green-winged Teal,20
Redhead,12
Ring-necked Duck,75
Lesser Scaup,20
Common Goldeneye,2 males
Bufflehead,14
Hooded Merganser,2
Red-breasted Merganser,8
Common Loon,1 alternate
Pied-billed Grebe,3
Horned Grebe,4 alternate
Turkey Vulture,1
Bald Eagle,1 adult
Red-tailed Hawk,1
American Coot,1100 estimate
Eastern Phoebe,1
Blue Jay,3
Tufted Titmouse,1 singing
Yellow-rumped Warbler,1

DEMOTTE FIELDS (just east of I-65 & south of the Kankakee River)
Wood Duck,4
Northern Pintail,2
Hooded Merganser,8
Pied-billed Grebe,1
Turkey Vulture,32
Red-tailed Hawk,2
Sandhill Crane,500 estimate
Killdeer,2
Ring-billed Gull,440
Song Sparrow,1

JASPER COUNTY
Red-tailed Hawk,1
American Robin,25

SCHAHFER POWER PLANT
Turkey Vulture,22
Northern Harrier,1 female
Bald Eagle,1 adult

Ken Brock
Chesterton, IN




Subject: Eagle Creek Park - 3/28/15 - Surf Scoter and Fish Crow
Date: Sat Mar 28 2015 15:21 pm
From: jeffreytimmons AT comcast.net
 
Made a quick run to Eagle Creek this morning.  I a little slow but
definitely some interesting birds.



There was one Fish Crow that called out of a group of crows at the boat ramp
by the dam coming from the airport hangar. We then went over to the airport
park and there was six birds in the walnut trees by the hangar. We observed
the birds calling back and forth to each other for couple of minutes. The
birds then flew to Burger King to the southeast of this location and then a
little to the west of the Burger King into the housing area as I drove by.



Surf Scoter were down by the dam. The cover across the way was loaded with
birds but the heat distortion was really bad.




Species


Canada Goose


Wood Duck


Mallard


Blue-winged Teal


Northern Shoveler


Green-winged Teal


Ring-necked Duck


Surf Scoter


Bufflehead


Red-breasted Merganser


Ruddy Duck


Common Loon


Pied-billed Grebe


Horned Grebe


Great Blue Heron


Turkey Vulture


Cooper's Hawk


Red-shouldered Hawk


American Coot


Killdeer


Bonaparte's Gull


Ring-billed Gull


Red-headed Woodpecker


Red-bellied Woodpecker


Downy Woodpecker


Eastern Phoebe


Blue Jay


American Crow


Fish Crow


Tree Swallow


Carolina Chickadee


Tufted Titmouse


White-breasted Nuthatch


Eastern Bluebird


American Robin


Northern Mockingbird


European Starling


Dark-eyed Junco


Northern Cardinal


Red-winged Blackbird


Rusty Blackbird


Common Grackle


House Finch


American Goldfinch






Subject: South Bend Osprey 3/28/15
Date: Sat Mar 28 2015 12:33 pm
From: Spier6565 AT comcast.net
 
North Chain Lake (Bass Lake) finally thawed last Monday 3/23. An immature Bald Eagle was briefly over the lake later that afternoon along with 2 Common Loons. Today, an Osprey appeared for the first time this season. An Osprey nest platform has been up on South Chain Lake for several years, but as far as I know, a nest has never been built... despite the fact that we see them regularly over the lake throughout the summer. 12 Wood Ducks (11 males), a Horned Grebe and a Common Loon are also on the lake today.

Jim Spier
South Bend





Subject: bald eagle in my backyard
Date: Fri Mar 27 2015 18:48 pm
From: in-bird-l AT list.indiana.edu
 
A bald eagle swooped over the small lake in my backyard just off State Street yesterday.  Its presence created a flurried evacuation of a variety of ducks.  Then it landed in a tall tree where it actually jumped on a squirrel nest and flew away with what appeared to be leaves and grass in its talons.  It circled the lake a few times more and disappeared to the south.
Marcia Gabet Fort Wayne



Subject: Vigo and Clay - Great Egret, Rusty Blackbirds
Date: Fri Mar 27 2015 16:19 pm
From: Peter.Scott AT indstate.edu
 
Today's highlights were 20 Rusty Blackbirds and 1 Great Egret.  Also - yesterday (March 26), I had a flock of 20 American Pipits at Ehrmandale, NE Vigo County.


Ehrmandale, Vigo, US-IN
Mar 27, 2015 10:00 AM
Protocol: Incidental
Comments: at intersection of Davis Ave and Miami Gardens St
4 species

Red-winged Blackbird 15
RUSTY BLACKBIRD 20 part of mixed species black icterid flock that landed in corner of big corn field (in stubble stage) and foraged. Rusty's included 5 or so glossy black males in breeding plumage, 10 or so adults in transitional plumage with rusty on upperparts (perhaps mainly males), and a few slate gray breeding plumage females with yellow eyes.
Common Grackle 10
Brown-headed Cowbird 20
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Chinook Mine Northwest (Vigo Co), Vigo, US-IN
Mar 27, 2015 3:20 PM - 4:05 PM
Protocol: Traveling
3.0 mile(s)
Comments: Drove Felling Road and Swalls Drive to observe lakes. Weather cold, 36 degrees, NW wind 10-15 mph, intermittent snow flurries, overcast.
21 species

Canada Goose 9
Gadwall 67
American Wigeon 8
Mallard 4
Blue-winged Teal 16
Northern Shoveler 16
Redhead 40
Ring-necked Duck 210
Lesser Scaup 12
Bufflehead 13
Common Merganser 1 female, with coots
Pied-billed Grebe 12
Horned Grebe 1
Double-crested Cormorant 2
Great Blue Heron 1
Northern Harrier 1
Rough-legged Hawk 1
American Coot 400
Killdeer 2
American Crow 2
Red-winged Blackbird X


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Chinook Mine Northeast (Clay Co.), Clay, US-IN
Mar 27, 2015 4:05 PM - 4:25 PM
Protocol: Traveling
4.0 mile(s)
Comments: Drove Swalls east from Vigo county line 2 miles, then back west to CR 650W, north to 500N, west to 675W. Weather 36 F, wind 10-15 mph NW, cold, overcast.
13 species

Gadwall 22
Mallard 2
Blue-winged Teal 2
Northern Shoveler 26
Green-winged Teal 12
Ring-necked Duck 40
Bufflehead 1
GREAT EGRET 1 adult with frilly back plumes (breeding plumage), standing on edge of small pond. My first of season here - not expected on a cold day with snow flurries!
American Coot 4
American Kestrel 1
American Robin 2
European Starling 500 roosting and foraging with grackles at intersection of 600N/650W
Common Grackle 1000



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Subject: Eagle Creek Reservoir - Surf and White-winged Scoters
Date: Fri Mar 27 2015 16:13 pm
From: in-bird-l AT list.indiana.edu
 
Aidan Rominger and I spent the morning at Eagle Creek Park/Reservoir, Indianapolis, looking for waterfowl. All effort was focused on the water by birding various access spots. Highlights included two Surf and four White-winged Scoters with an adult male of each present. All six scoters were from Hobie Beach southward. When we left at noon we tried to relocate the Surf Scoters but were not able to do so during a fairly brief search. 
There was good waterfowl diversity present. Totals below represent individual counts except for Lesser Scaup and some of the Redheads, which are estimates. The 229 Horned Grebes is a very good total from my experience at Eagle Creek.

Eagle Creek Park, Marion, US-IN
Mar 27, 2015 8:18 AM - 11:52 AM
Protocol: Traveling
5.0 mile(s)
45 species

Canada Goose  47
Wood Duck  13
Gadwall  1
American Wigeon  2
Mallard  28
Blue-winged Teal  3
Northern Shoveler  33
Canvasback  13
Redhead  86
Ring-necked Duck  17
Greater Scaup  6
Lesser Scaup  375
Surf Scoter  2  adult male and female
White-winged Scoter  4  adult male, immature male, two females
Bufflehead  6
Common Goldeneye  9
Hooded Merganser  26
Red-breasted Merganser  264
Ruddy Duck  114
Common Loon  58
Pied-billed Grebe  15
Horned Grebe  229
Double-crested Cormorant  19
Great Blue Heron (Blue form)  6
Turkey Vulture  2
American Coot  225
Killdeer  1
Bonaparte's Gull  42
Ring-billed Gull  392
Herring Gull  2
Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon)  5
Mourning Dove  1
Red-bellied Woodpecker  1
Downy Woodpecker  1
American Crow  12
Horned Lark  1
Tree Swallow  2
Carolina Chickadee  1
Tufted Titmouse  2
European Starling  1
American Pipit  2
Dark-eyed Junco (Slate-colored)  2
Common Grackle  12
House Finch  1
American Goldfinch  1
  Don Gorney
Indianapolis, IN
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Subject: Common Loon, Lapland Longpspurs
Date: Fri Mar 27 2015 15:51 pm
From: landonneumann25 AT gmail.com
 
This morning Bud Dodrill and I birded a Cass Co this morning. The morning
started with sunshine, but quickly turned to dark and deary with snow
showers. Highlights included the continuing Common Loon at Lake Perry and a
large flock of Lapland Longspurs along 800N just west of Twelve Mile in a
weedy field. A handful of the longspurs were in almost full alternate
plumage. This is the first time I've seen longspurs in this plumage in the
county.

France Park/Georgetown Rd
Canada Goose 15
Wood Duck 25
Ring-necked Duck 3
Bufflehead 4
Hooded Merganser 1
Great Blue Heron (Blue form) 2
Turkey Vulture 40
Sharp-shinned Hawk 1
Red-tailed Hawk 1
American Coot 6
Killdeer 5
Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon) 3
Belted Kingfisher 1
Pileated Woodpecker 1
Eastern Phoebe 2
Blue Jay 1
American Crow 5
Tree Swallow 40
Carolina Chickadee 1
Carolina Wren 1
American Robin 5
European Starling 25
American Tree Sparrow 3
Field Sparrow 1
Song Sparrow 10
White-crowned Sparrow 1
Dark-eyed Junco (Slate-colored) 10
Northern Cardinal 5
Red-winged Blackbird 22
Eastern Meadowlark 2
Rusty Blackbird 20
Common Grackle 2000
Brown-headed Cowbird 1
American Goldfinch 1

925W Pond and Lake Cicott
Canada Goose 4
Mute Swan 1
Horned Grebe 1
Wood Duck 2
American Wigeon 2
Ring-necked Duck 40
Pied-billed Grebe 2
Red-headed Woodpecker 1
American Pipit 2
Song Sparrow 1
Red-winged Blackbird 10
Rusty Blackbird 40

Highway 35 Marshes
Canada Goose 15
Mallard 2
Green-winged Teal 2
Redhead 3
Ring-necked Pheasant 1
Sandhill Crane 8
American Robin 25
European Starling 10
Red-winged Blackbird 5

Highway 17 Marshes
Canada Goose 4
Wood Duck 24
Gadwall 2
American Black Duck 2
Mallard 200
Blue-winged Teal 5
Northern Shoveler 8
Green-winged Teal 4
Ring-necked Duck 30
Lesser Scaup 8
Sandhill Crane 6
American Coot 25
American Kestrel 1

800N Flooded Field Area just west of 700E
Green-winged Teal 6
Redhead 2
Ring-billed Gull 15
Herring Gull 1
Horned Lark 10
American Pipit 1
Lapland Longspur 400+ In weedy field along 800N just west of 600E. A
handful of birds were in alternate plumage.

Lake Perry
Canada Goose 10
Mute Swan 3
Common Loon 1 continuing bird. Probably waiting for the next warm front to
leave.

Landon Neumann
Logansport, Cass County



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