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27 Feb: @ 19:12:06 
Shirley Keller Tribute [Don Gorney]
27 Feb: @ 14:52:28 
RE: New bird list ... The Big Lay! [cbirding@aol.com]
27 Feb: @ 14:21:20 
Chinook mine - pipits, BW Teal, shrike sp. [Peter Scott]
27 Feb: @ 11:11:05 
New bird list ... The Big Lay! [John Winebrenner]
27 Feb: @ 08:38:58 
Madison- Laporte- Starke County [Bob Decker]
26 Feb: @ 16:04:56 
Turkey Vulture [Jeff Moore]
26 Feb: @ 12:18:41 
Eagle Creek Park, Sunday February 26, 2017 [Don Williams]
26 Feb: @ 11:17:38 
Re: Kankakee FWA 25-Feb-2017 [Don Gorney]
26 Feb: @ 10:43:30 
Cooper Hawk dining on Blue Jay [ROBERT BARBER]
26 Feb: @ 10:38:18 
Re: Kankakee FWA 25-Feb-2017 [Helen Thoesen]
26 Feb: @ 08:58:13 
Re: Kankakee FWA? [gary langell]
26 Feb: @ 07:18:07 
Kankakee FWA? [J Swygart]
26 Feb: @ 06:26:30 
Lakefront and Kankakee FWA [Bob Decker]
25 Feb: @ 18:56:55 
Home list, St Joseph County, February 25, 2017 [Victor Riemenschneider]
25 Feb: @ 16:32:41 
Kankakee FWA 25-Feb-2017 [Kenneth J. Brock]
25 Feb: @ 15:37:31 
Tree Swallows Jackson and Jennings Counties [bobwgfsa]
25 Feb: @ 13:34:41 
Eagle Marsh Tree Swallow-- Feb. 25 [Rodger Rang]
25 Feb: @ 09:57:24 
Fw: eBird Report - Celery Bog Nature Area, Feb 25, 2017 [Dunning, John B]
25 Feb: @ 05:53:30 
Fw: 15 Cranes neark Shirk Farm in Harrison [Trice Berkley]
24 Feb: @ 19:08:56 
Eagle Marsh Area-- Feb. 24 PM [Rodger Rang]
24 Feb: @ 15:24:46 
Goose Pond-Friday Feb 24th [Gary Bowman]
24 Feb: @ 10:28:43 
Cranes [Tanford, J. Alexander]
24 Feb: @ 09:14:52 
Sandhill Cranes migrating at night [ajdatt]
24 Feb: @ 09:02:40 
Re: Snow Geese Feb. 18th, 2017 at Goose Pond. [Douglas Sherow]
24 Feb: @ 08:53:02 
Snow Geese Feb. 18th, 2017 at Goose Pond. [Spike Selig]
24 Feb: @ 07:32:21 
Chinook Mine woodcocks and waterfowl [Peter Scott]
24 Feb: @ 07:29:52 
Clinton, Wabash River floodplain (Conservation Area Unit 402) [Peter Scott]
23 Feb: @ 13:24:36 
Pine Warbler and Ruby Crowned Kinglet [gary langell]
23 Feb: @ 08:10:43 
Ruddy Duck, Celery Bog Nature Area, Feb 23, 2017 [Dunning, John B]
23 Feb: @ 04:59:09 
Woodcocks [Gary Dorman]
22 Feb: @ 20:05:01 
Cinnamon teal location [roberthuguenard]
22 Feb: @ 19:21:08 
Eagle Marsh Woodcocks, Sandhills-- Feb. 22, 2017 [Rodger Rang]
22 Feb: @ 16:30:31 
Kankakee FWA Cinnamon Teals [Robert Huguenard]
22 Feb: @ 15:52:26 
Spring sitings [Tom]
22 Feb: @ 13:27:15 
Fw: eBird Report - Elkhart River, Millrace and Woods, Feb 22, 2017 [John Harley]
22 Feb: @ 07:33:08 
Long-eared Owls at Prophetstown [Richard and Sue Vernier]
21 Feb: @ 18:33:12 
American Woodcock, Sandhill Crane, Tippecanoe County [misner13@frontier.com]
21 Feb: @ 16:56:42 
Fw: eBird Report - Beanblossom Bottoms Trail (SLT), Feb 21, 2017 [gary langell]
21 Feb: @ 14:15:26 
Lake Lemon - Feb 19, 2017 [Hengeveld, James David]
21 Feb: @ 11:27:33 
Black Vultures Columbus [Dan Kaiser]
21 Feb: @ 10:25:40 
SW Allen-- Feb. 21 AM [Rodger Rang]
21 Feb: @ 04:51:05 
recent Southern sightings [Gary Dorman]
20 Feb: @ 20:01:28 
Am. Woodcocks - Floyd County [Del Striegel]
20 Feb: @ 19:44:13 
Yard birds, SW Monroe Co [Greene, Terri B]
20 Feb: @ 18:01:49 
Shirley & Charlie Keller Update [Amy Wilms]
20 Feb: @ 17:58:26 
Eagle Marsh waterfowl [John Winebrenner]
20 Feb: @ 17:32:31 
N.W.Indiana - 2/17 - 2/18 [MTopp7927]
20 Feb: @ 13:56:23 
Indiana Dunes State Park, Porter County [Brendan Grube]
20 Feb: @ 13:07:39 
Re: Daviess Co Golden Eagles [Amy Kearns]
20 Feb: @ 12:58:00 
Daviess Co Golden Eagle [Amy Kearns]





Subject: Shirley Keller Tribute
Date: Mon Feb 27 2017 19:12 pm
From: in-bird-l AT list.indiana.edu
 
Another legend of the Hoosier birding world has passed. Shirley Keller's daughter, Bernadette, posted to Facebook that Shirley passed away today. Shirley had been in hospice prior to her death.I met Shirley in the 1990s when I began birding. Everyone took an immediate liking to Shirley (and Charlie) because she was one of the most kind and friendly people you will ever meet. She seemed to always have a smile on her face and she showed a genuine interest in the person with whom she was speaking even if it was small talk. Shirley and her husband, Charlie, were passionate about volunteering. I know that the Keller's volunteered with Indiana Audubon, the Indiana State Museum, the Indiana Historical Society, various wildlife refuges, and I'm certain many more entities. Charlie and Shirley were fixtures at Indiana Audubon and in the Indiana birding community for decades. The Kellers were regulars at the Sunday morning bird walk at Eagle Creek Park in Indianapolis until they moved to Illinois to be closer to family in 2016. Others can better speak about Shirley's accomplishments and impact she had on fellow birders. I look forward to reading those tributes to Shirley by those who know her better than I did. She was a wonderful person and will be greatly missed. My deepest sympathies to Charlie, Tim, and the rest of the Keller family. Shirley's daughter indicates that Shirley's funeral will be this weekend in Indianapolis. Don GorneyIndianapolis, IN317.501.4212dongorney AT yahoo.com



Subject: New bird list ... The Big Lay!
Date: Mon Feb 27 2017 14:52 pm
From: in-bird-l AT list.indiana.edu
 
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On Monday, February 27, 2017 John Winebrenner <in-bird-l@list.indiana.edu> wrote:

Hello,   Staying home from work nursing a bad cold, about all I could do this morning was lie in bed and stare out the window. Every once in a while,  a bird or two would fly up into one of our Ash trees and give me a good look.   Trying to occupy my mind, and with nothing better to do, I decided that it might be fun to start up a new, very specialized, bird list. I'd add this to my Life list, my State list, and my Annual State list. I first decided to call it my Bed list, but then eventually changed it to the Big Lay. Grammatically speaking, I suppose that this should be called the Big Lie, but with birding being such an honor based activity, I decided to stick with the Big Lay.   The rules for this list are very simple. All you have to do is plop down on a comfy bed within sight of a window ... and just watch. You can also count birds that you hear, but with already having a cold, and the temperature barely hitting the 40's, I decided to leave the window closed. I did still hear a Blue Jay, as well as seeing a few later on. Also. you can lift your head for a better look, but you must ALWAYS keep at least one shoulder down on the mattress. While the count platform for the Big Sit is a fifteen foot circle, the platform for the Big Lay is more like fifteen inches or so, depending on the size of your head and the length of your neck. That's about it! One more thing - you can count the individuals if you'd like to, but you don't really need to. I was also thinking that this list could be done with your significant other too, but the distractions may affect your list total.   My view is basically limited to the top portion of one of our Ash trees, the woods behind our yard, and a small patch of open sky. I cannot see any feeders from my prone position, but these tree branches are almost straight above our feeder setup. So, there are lots of birds flying into my view to eat their seeds, and then dropping back down to the feeders.No lifers, or even state birds, but here is my Lay list so far this morning:Turkey Vulture (flyover)Mourning DoveRed-bellied WoodpeckerDowny WoodpeckerHairy WoodpeckerBlue JayAmerican Crow (flyover)Black-capped ChickadeeWhite-breasted NuthatchEuropean StarlingNorthern CardinalHouse FinchAmerican GoldfinchHouse Sparrow   OK, I'm just finishing up my chicken-noodle soup, and starting like I'd better go back and continue my count ...John WinebrennerFort Wayne



Subject: Chinook mine - pipits, BW Teal, shrike sp.
Date: Mon Feb 27 2017 14:21 pm
From: Peter.Scott AT indstate.edu
 
I lucked onto a flock of pipits which landed, then saw teal and shrike - all along Swalls/CR 500N.

Chinook Mine North (Vigo Co.), Vigo, Indiana, US
Feb 27, 2017 1:00 PM - 1:15 PM
Protocol: Traveling
1.0 mile(s)
Comments: Drove on Swalls from Tabortown Rd east to Clay county line, checking ponds and fields. Weather cool, 57 deg F but with about 10 mph south wind; partly cloudy.
17 species

Canada Goose 40
Trumpeter Swan 1 continuing immature at north end of Tabortown lake (viewed from Swalls); same spot
Gadwall 30
Mallard 2
Canvasback 1 female, diving
Ring-necked Duck 80
Lesser Scaup 1 male, diving
Ruddy Duck 5
Northern Harrier 1
American Coot 50 with Gadwall in shallow corner of county line lake
Killdeer 20
Horned Lark 2
American Robin 5
AMERICAN PIPIT 20 flying beneath a flock of 20 Killdeer near road in open sloping field; landed. Scoped as they walked about. Took off in a few minutes.
Song Sparrow 1
Red-winged Blackbird 2
Eastern Meadowlark 2

View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/ch...
This report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (http://ebird.org)


Chinook Mine Northeast (Clay Co.), Clay, Indiana, US
Feb 27, 2017 1:15 PM - 2:00 PM
Protocol: Traveling
4.0 mile(s)
Comments: Drove CR 500N from Vigo line east to 575W, then back to 650W and north. Weather cool, 57 deg F but 10 mph wind from south, partly cloudy.
14 species (+1 other taxa)

Gadwall 20
American Wigeon 4
BLUE-WINGED TEAL 12 5 males, 7 females, on small pond near road; with Shovelers, Gadwall. My first here this year. A little early, but weather has been very mild.
Northern Shoveler 45
Ring-necked Duck 20
Pied-billed Grebe 2
Great Blue Heron 1
Turkey Vulture 1
Northern Harrier 1
Red-tailed Hawk 1
Killdeer 10
Pileated Woodpecker 1 a surprise, flying across a large open field toward second growth woods patch
SHRIKE sp. 1 observed for 20 minutes along CR 500N, just west of 575W. First seen on roadside shrubbery, then flew to a few different spots, between 100 and 200 yards north of road. Perched on low shrubs, weeds, or posts; hunting, dropped into grass a few times. Avoiding wind by perching and flying low. ID uncertain ... an in-between sort of (adult) bird. The long black eye stripe fully included the eye, and reached the bill on both sides, yet seemed narrow for Loggerhead. There was white here and there bordering eye stripe above, and a fully white small patch at forehead. Bill all black, seemed short. Gray crown, otherwise fairly pale or dull white. Bold contrast of black and white wings in flight; twitched long tail. I lean toward Loggerhead but am not certain. Its main hangout was near an isolated clump of 4 cedars and 1 taller leafless shrub, bordering a large crop field.
American Crow 4
Horned Lark 2

View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/ch...
This report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (http://ebird.org)



Subject: New bird list ... The Big Lay!
Date: Mon Feb 27 2017 11:11 am
From: in-bird-l AT list.indiana.edu
 
Hello,   Staying home from work nursing a bad cold, about all I could do this morning was lie in bed and stare out the window. Every once in a while,  a bird or two would fly up into one of our Ash trees and give me a good look.   Trying to occupy my mind, and with nothing better to do, I decided that it might be fun to start up a new, very specialized, bird list. I'd add this to my Life list, my State list, and my Annual State list. I first decided to call it my Bed list, but then eventually changed it to the Big Lay. Grammatically speaking, I suppose that this should be called the Big Lie, but with birding being such an honor based activity, I decided to stick with the Big Lay.   The rules for this list are very simple. All you have to do is plop down on a comfy bed within sight of a window ... and just watch. You can also count birds that you hear, but with already having a cold, and the temperature barely hitting the 40's, I decided to leave the window closed. I did still hear a Blue Jay, as well as seeing a few later on. Also. you can lift your head for a better look, but you must ALWAYS keep at least one shoulder down on the mattress. While the count platform for the Big Sit is a fifteen foot circle, the platform for the Big Lay is more like fifteen inches or so, depending on the size of your head and the length of your neck. That's about it! One more thing - you can count the individuals if you'd like to, but you don't really need to. I was also thinking that this list could be done with your significant other too, but the distractions may affect your list total.   My view is basically limited to the top portion of one of our Ash trees, the woods behind our yard, and a small patch of open sky. I cannot see any feeders from my prone position, but these tree branches are almost straight above our feeder setup. So, there are lots of birds flying into my view to eat their seeds, and then dropping back down to the feeders.No lifers, or even state birds, but here is my Lay list so far this morning:Turkey Vulture (flyover)Mourning DoveRed-bellied WoodpeckerDowny WoodpeckerHairy WoodpeckerBlue JayAmerican Crow (flyover)Black-capped ChickadeeWhite-breasted NuthatchEuropean StarlingNorthern CardinalHouse FinchAmerican GoldfinchHouse Sparrow   OK, I'm just finishing up my chicken-noodle soup, and starting like I'd better go back and continue my count ...John WinebrennerFort Wayne



Subject: Madison- Laporte- Starke County
Date: Mon Feb 27 2017 8:38 am
From: bdecker.bird AT gmail.com
 
Townsend Solitaire still present.Perkinsville Old Cemetery, Madison, Indiana, USFeb 27, 2017 8:37 AM - 9:27 AMProtocol: StationaryComments:     41 degree, no wind, cloudy19 speciesCanada Goose  2Killdeer  1Mourning Dove  6Red-bellied Woodpecker  1Downy Woodpecker  3American Crow  2Carolina Chickadee  2Tufted Titmouse  2White-breasted Nuthatch  3Brown Creeper  5Carolina Wren  2Eastern Bluebird  3Townsend's Solitaire  1     Seen in large cedar by (north of) tall pine tree observed from parking spot with Cemetery Rules and trash can.  Several good photos (#195 best.).  White eye ring, short bill, long tail with white on sides, Buffy wing stripe, seen at rest and in flight.  Was popping from branch to branch.  Flew into large deciduous tree to the left of pine.    Moved around in that tree and back to the cedar.American Robin  3European Starling  5Song Sparrow  1Northern Cardinal  3Red-winged Blackbird  9Common Grackle  2View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/ch... Blythe Wetland Conservation Area, LaPorte, Indiana, USFeb 26, 2017 12:43 PM - 12:54 PMProtocol: StationaryComments:     A quick stop to check out location 12 speciesGreater White-fronted Goose  2000     Migration layoverSnow Goose  1000     Migration layoverTundra Swan  63     Counted individuallyGadwall  22American Wigeon  3Mallard  66Northern Pintail  200Green-winged Teal  45Ring-necked Duck  65Bald Eagle  1Sandhill Crane  1200Ring-billed Gull  90View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/ch... Judson-County Road 400 - 41.2671x-86.7753, Starke, Indiana, USFeb 26, 2017 9:06 AM - 10:06 AMProtocol: Traveling3.0 mile(s)18 species (+1 other taxa)Tundra Swan  4Common Goldeneye  1Turkey Vulture  1Bald Eagle  1Red-tailed Hawk  1Rough-legged Hawk  1Sandhill Crane  110Killdeer  14Wilson's Snipe  42     Seen in black loamy cornfield with standing water. Stocky, long bill, Ring-billed Gull  23Northern Flicker  2American Crow  82Horned Lark  2European Starling  5American Pipit  1American Tree Sparrow  1Song Sparrow  3Red-winged Blackbird  40blackbird sp.  400View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/ch... State FWA--Kiwani Marsh, Starke, Indiana, USFeb 26, 2017 8:30 AM - 8:55 AMProtocol: Traveling0.5 mile(s)16 speciesGreater White-fronted Goose  190Snow Goose  500Canada Goose  45Gadwall  6American Black Duck  3Mallard  21Northern Shoveler  25Green-winged Teal  25Redhead  3Common Goldeneye  2Red-tailed Hawk  1American Coot  1Ring-billed Gull  45Horned Lark  1Song Sparrow  5Eastern Meadowlark  1View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/ch... State FWA (LaPorte Co.), LaPorte, Indiana, USFeb 26, 2017 7:45 AM - 8:05 AMProtocol: Traveling0.5 mile(s)14 speciesGadwall  3Northern Shoveler  9Northern Pintail  120Green-winged Teal  10Great Blue Heron  1Turkey Vulture  3Northern Harrier  1Ring-billed Gull  85American Crow  3Horned Lark  3     In field approaching FWALapland Longspur  1     In field approaching FWAAmerican Tree Sparrow  7Song Sparrow  4Red-winged Blackbird  11View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/ch... report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (http://ebird.org)Bob DeckerSent from my iPhone



Subject: Turkey Vulture
Date: Sun Feb 26 2017 16:04 pm
From: merlin46783 AT hotmail.com
 







Had 1 Turkey Vulture over the GM plant today.


Jeff Moore
Roanoke, IN







Subject: Eagle Creek Park, Sunday February 26, 2017
Date: Sun Feb 26 2017 12:18 pm
From: sailbird AT tds.net
 




Sunday morning bird walk tallied 48 species.  The list includes
 
Canada Goose
Gadwall
Mallard
Northern Shoveler
Northern Pintall
Lesser Scaup
Pied-billed Grebe
Great blue Heron
Turkey Vulture
Bald Eagle
Red-shouldered Hawk
Killdeer
Bonaparte's Gull
Ring-billed Gull
Rock Pigeon
Mourning Dove
Great Horned Owl
Barred Owl
Red-headed Woodpecker
Red-bellied Woodpecker
Downy Woodpecker
Northern Flicker
Pileated Woodpecker
Blue Jay
American Crow
Carolina Chickadee
Tufted Titmouse
Red-breasted Nuthatch
White-breasted Nuthatch
Brown Creeper
Carolina Wren
Eastern Bluebird
American Robin
European Starling
Eastern Towhee
American Tree Sparrow
Field Sparrow
Fox Sparrow
Song Sparrow
White-throated Sparrow
Dark-eyed Junco
Northern Cardinal
Red-winged Blackbird
Eastern Meadowlark
Common Grackle
House  Finch
American Goldfinch
House Sparrow
 
Bird walk begins at 9 AM each Sunday at the Ornithology Center, all are
welcome.
 
Don Williams



Subject: Kankakee FWA 25-Feb-2017
Date: Sun Feb 26 2017 11:17 am
From: in-bird-l AT list.indiana.edu
 
The property map for Kankakee FWA (the map has some major errors noted below):https://www.in.gov/dnr/fishwil... DNR webpage for the property:http://www.in.gov/dnr/fishwild... Kankakee River is the dividing line between LaPorte and Starke counties. LaPorte is north of the river; Starke is south of the river. Note that the counties are flip-flopped on the property map making the map incorrect. Kiwani Marsh on Toto Road is where most of the waterfowl are on the LaPorte County side. It is immediately west of the HQ. Note that Toto Road intersects with SR 39 even though that is not shown on the property map. Private ag fields on the south side of the road sometimes are flooded in late winter and may also hold waterbirds.Don GorneyIndianapolis, IN317.501.4212dongorney AT yahoo.com       From: Helen Thoesen <hkj@chicagomachineryco.com> To: Kenneth J. Brock <kj.brock@comcast.net> Cc: "in-bird-l@list.indiana.edu" <in-bird-l@list.indiana.edu> Sent: Sunday, February 26, 2017 11:38 AM Subject: Re: [IN-BIRD-L] Kankakee FWA 25-Feb-2017   Can anyone tell me how to get to the Kankakee FWA Starke county side? I am interested in visiting the area you were in yesterday for birding.I am coming from Miller BeachThanksHelen ThoesenSent from my iPhone> On Feb 25, 2017, at 4:32 PM, Kenneth J. Brock <kj.brock@comcast.net> wrote:> > > Today (25-Feb-2017) Annie Aguirre, John Cassady, Jeff McCoy, Randy Pals, Tanner Troyer, Lynn Vernon, and a hoard of other birders braved biting cold at Kankakee FWA in an unsuccessful search for Bob Huguenard’s Cinnamon Teal.> > It was one of those days in which one was more comfortable birding from the car than fighting the 30-knot, 28ºF wind.  However, the FWA was replete with waterfowl and Sandhill Cranes, which provided a marvelous spectacle.  We also logged three very early shorebirds: Greater Yellowlegs, Lesser Yellowlegs, and Pectoral Sandpiper.  It was a memorable day.> > —KANKAKEE FWA (LaPorte Co side)> Greater White-fronted Goose,51> Tundra Swan,12> Gadwall,50> American Wigeon,8> Northern Pintail,855> Northern Shoveler,22> Green-winged Teal,7> Redhead,90> Ring-necked Duck,50> Bufflehead,2> Wild Turkey,9> Pied-billed Grebe,1> Northern Harrier,3> Bald Eagle,2 immatures> Rough-legged Hawk,2 light-morphs, immature and adult female> Sandhill Crane,2150> Killdeer,10> Pectoral Sandpiper,1- a first winter record for the northern tier, next earliest record is 8 March> Wilson’s Snipe,11> Ring-billed Gull,50> American Crow,4> American Tree Sparrow,46> Red-winged Blackbird,20> Common Grackle,5> > —KANKAKEE FWA (Starke Co side- the back road is now open)> Greater White-fronted Goose,730> Snow Goose,342> Ross’ Goose,15 in flock of Snows> Wood Duck,4> Gadwall,2> American Wigeon,2> Mallard,35> Northern Pintail,605> Northern Shoveler,172> Green-winged Teal,337> Redhead,55> Common Goldeneye,14> Bufflehead,2> Hooded Merganser,4> Pied-billed Grebe,1> Northern Harrier,1> Bald Eagle,5- including an adult on the nest> Red-tailed Hawk,1> Rough-legged Hawk,2 light-morphs, immature and adult female> American Coot,1> Killdeer,10> Greater Yellowlegs,1- northern tier’s 2nd earliest record behind Bob Huguenard’s  LaPorte > Co bird yesterday> Lesser Yellowlegs,1- northern tier’s 2nd earliest record behind Bob Huguenard’s  21 February bird> Wilson’s Snipe,17> Horned Lark,4> American Crow,20> Lapland Longspur,50- single flock> Rusty Blackbird,5> > —IND 39 POND, S OF U.S. 30            Horned Grebe,1 basic plumage> > —OLD SHAMROCK TURF FARM (US 30 & Ind 39)-  drive by on U.S. 30, all on the ground> Greater White-fronted Goose,200> Snow Goose,115> Sandhill Crane,600> > Ken Brock> Chesterton>     



Subject: Cooper Hawk dining on Blue Jay
Date: Sun Feb 26 2017 10:43 am
From: robert_barber_389 AT comcast.net
 



Yesterday about 6:15pm the resident Cooper Hawk swooped in and mid-air hammered a Blue Jay to the ground.  Violent hit!  Got to say the Jay put up a heck of a fight for 15-20 minutes.  One foot on the Jay's throat, the other anchored to the ground, the Cooper mantled and protected his catch, looking around to make sure I did not come out to steal the Jay.  Holding the Jay and adjusting it's hold, the Cooper started at the belly, plucking until a patch about the size of a half dollar was exposed and started eating.  After eating some the Cooper readjusted his hold and flew off with the Jay in tow.  30 minutes or so of a ring side seat, and 97 photos, deleted 64 because my exposure speed was too low shooting thru the window.www.flickr.com/photos/crowwarrior44/32973538812       4 images Robert E. Barber3322 Tunnelton RoadBedford, IN. 47421H: 812-277-0347C:812-797-2856http://www.flickr.com/photos/c...



Subject: Kankakee FWA 25-Feb-2017
Date: Sun Feb 26 2017 10:38 am
From: hkj AT chicagomachineryco.com
 
Can anyone tell me how to get to the Kankakee FWA Starke county side? I am interested in visiting the area you were in yesterday for birding.
I am coming from Miller Beach

Thanks
Helen Thoesen

Sent from my iPhone

> On Feb 25, 2017, at 4:32 PM, Kenneth J. Brock wrote:
>
>
> Today (25-Feb-2017) Annie Aguirre, John Cassady, Jeff McCoy, Randy Pals, Tanner Troyer, Lynn Vernon, and a hoard of other birders braved biting cold at Kankakee FWA in an unsuccessful search for Bob Huguenards Cinnamon Teal.
>
> It was one of those days in which one was more comfortable birding from the car than fighting the 30-knot, 28F wind. However, the FWA was replete with waterfowl and Sandhill Cranes, which provided a marvelous spectacle. We also logged three very early shorebirds: Greater Yellowlegs, Lesser Yellowlegs, and Pectoral Sandpiper. It was a memorable day.
>
> KANKAKEE FWA (LaPorte Co side)
> Greater White-fronted Goose,51
> Tundra Swan,12
> Gadwall,50
> American Wigeon,8
> Northern Pintail,855
> Northern Shoveler,22
> Green-winged Teal,7
> Redhead,90
> Ring-necked Duck,50
> Bufflehead,2
> Wild Turkey,9
> Pied-billed Grebe,1
> Northern Harrier,3
> Bald Eagle,2 immatures
> Rough-legged Hawk,2 light-morphs, immature and adult female
> Sandhill Crane,2150
> Killdeer,10
> Pectoral Sandpiper,1- a first winter record for the northern tier, next earliest record is 8 March
> Wilsons Snipe,11
> Ring-billed Gull,50
> American Crow,4
> American Tree Sparrow,46
> Red-winged Blackbird,20
> Common Grackle,5
>
> KANKAKEE FWA (Starke Co side- the back road is now open)
> Greater White-fronted Goose,730
> Snow Goose,342
> Ross Goose,15 in flock of Snows
> Wood Duck,4
> Gadwall,2
> American Wigeon,2
> Mallard,35
> Northern Pintail,605
> Northern Shoveler,172
> Green-winged Teal,337
> Redhead,55
> Common Goldeneye,14
> Bufflehead,2
> Hooded Merganser,4
> Pied-billed Grebe,1
> Northern Harrier,1
> Bald Eagle,5- including an adult on the nest
> Red-tailed Hawk,1
> Rough-legged Hawk,2 light-morphs, immature and adult female
> American Coot,1
> Killdeer,10
> Greater Yellowlegs,1- northern tiers 2nd earliest record behind Bob Huguenards LaPorte
> Co bird yesterday
> Lesser Yellowlegs,1- northern tiers 2nd earliest record behind Bob Huguenards 21 February bird
> Wilsons Snipe,17
> Horned Lark,4
> American Crow,20
> Lapland Longspur,50- single flock
> Rusty Blackbird,5
>
> IND 39 POND, S OF U.S. 30 Horned Grebe,1 basic plumage
>
> OLD SHAMROCK TURF FARM (US 30 & Ind 39)- drive by on U.S. 30, all on the ground
> Greater White-fronted Goose,200
> Snow Goose,115
> Sandhill Crane,600
>
> Ken Brock
> Chesterton
>



Subject: Kankakee FWA?
Date: Sun Feb 26 2017 8:58 am
From: in-bird-l AT list.indiana.edu
 
 blockquote, div.yahoo_quoted { margin-left: 0 !important; border-left:1px #715FFA solid !important; padding-left:1ex !important; background-color:white !important; } The office will not be open, but you can drive through/use the property at any time. 


Gary LangellEllettsvilleMonroe County812-360-3627

On Sunday, February 26, 2017, 8:18 AM, J Swygart wrote:

Some help please. The website for Kanakee FWA indicates it is not open on Mondays.  Is that true? Don't wanna make a 2-hour drive tomorrow for nothing ...






Subject: Kankakee FWA?
Date: Sun Feb 26 2017 7:18 am
From: jswygart215 AT gmail.com
 
Some help please. The website for Kanakee FWA indicates it is not open on Mondays.  Is that true? Don't wanna make a 2-hour drive tomorrow for nothing ... 



Subject: Lakefront and Kankakee FWA
Date: Sun Feb 26 2017 6:26 am
From: bdecker.bird AT gmail.com
 
Birded area most of the day in the cold brisk wind.  Kankakee State FWA (LaPorte Co.), LaPorte, Indiana, USFeb 25, 2017 7:16 AM - 9:51 AMProtocol: Traveling1.5 mile(s)29 species (+1 other taxa)Tundra Swan  12Gadwall  29American Wigeon  5American Black Duck  3Mallard  10Northern Shoveler  21Northern Pintail  500Green-winged Teal  45Redhead  65Ring-necked Duck  22Northern Harrier  2Bald Eagle  2Red-tailed Hawk  2Rough-legged Hawk  1Sandhill Crane  2500Killdeer  6Wilson's Snipe  10     Flock of 10 flying.  Observed several times.  Stocky short wing long bill.  Observed with Jeff McCoy and others.Ring-billed Gull  65Mourning Dove  2American Kestrel  1American Crow  13European Starling  150American Tree Sparrow  45Song Sparrow  7Northern Cardinal  2Red-winged Blackbird  160Rusty Blackbird  3Common Grackle  62Brown-headed Cowbird  55blackbird sp.  350View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/ch... City Harbor, LaPorte, Indiana, USFeb 25, 2017 10:51 AM - 11:29 AMProtocol: Traveling0.3 mile(s)5 speciesWhite-winged Scoter  2     In water and flyingRed-breasted Merganser  26Ring-billed Gull  65Herring Gull  2Great Black-backed Gull  1View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/ch... Dunes SP, Porter, Indiana, USFeb 25, 2017 12:18 PM - 1:50 PMProtocol: Traveling3.0 mile(s)9 speciesCanada Goose  3Mallard  1Ring-billed Gull  8Downy Woodpecker  2Blue Jay  2Black-capped Chickadee  1Tufted Titmouse  1White-breasted Nuthatch  2Dark-eyed Junco  12View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/ch... Dunes SP--Nature Center, Porter, Indiana, USFeb 25, 2017 1:30 PM - 1:33 PMProtocol: Stationary1 speciesFox Sparrow  1View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/ch... of Indiana, Porter, Indiana, USFeb 25, 2017 2:18 PM - 3:00 PMProtocol: Stationary15 speciesCanada Goose  6Canvasback  11Redhead  25Ring-necked Duck  25Greater Scaup  85Lesser Scaup  129White-winged Scoter  2Bufflehead  3Common Goldeneye  1Common Merganser  15Red-breasted Merganser  1Horned Grebe  1American Coot  3Ring-billed Gull  27Herring Gull  1View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/ch... report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (http://ebird.org)Bob DeckerSent from my iPhone



Subject: Home list, St Joseph County, February 25, 2017
Date: Sat Feb 25 2017 18:56 pm
From: vriemens AT earthlink.net
 
After four days of 50s and 60s, the temperature dropped to the middle 20s and we had a nice list at our feeders and yard.
Mourning Dove -4
Red-bellied Woodpecker - 2
Downy Woodpecker - 3
Hairy Woodpecker - 2
Northern Flicker - 3
Blue Jay - 1
Black-capped Chickadee - 2
Tufted Titmouse - 1
White-breasted Nuthatch - 2
Eastern Bluebird - 2
Fox Sparrow - 1
White-throated Sparrow - 2
Dark-eyed Junco - 12
Northern Cardinal - 5
House Finch - 19
American Goldfinch - 6
House Sparrow - 5

There were snow flurries all day



Subject: Kankakee FWA 25-Feb-2017
Date: Sat Feb 25 2017 16:32 pm
From: kj.brock AT comcast.net
 

Today (25-Feb-2017) Annie Aguirre, John Cassady, Jeff McCoy, Randy Pals, Tanner Troyer, Lynn Vernon, and a hoard of other birders braved biting cold at Kankakee FWA in an unsuccessful search for Bob Huguenard’s Cinnamon Teal.

It was one of those days in which one was more comfortable birding from the car than fighting the 30-knot, 28ºF wind. However, the FWA was replete with waterfowl and Sandhill Cranes, which provided a marvelous spectacle. We also logged three very early shorebirds: Greater Yellowlegs, Lesser Yellowlegs, and Pectoral Sandpiper. It was a memorable day.

—KANKAKEE FWA (LaPorte Co side)
Greater White-fronted Goose,51
Tundra Swan,12
Gadwall,50
American Wigeon,8
Northern Pintail,855
Northern Shoveler,22
Green-winged Teal,7
Redhead,90
Ring-necked Duck,50
Bufflehead,2
Wild Turkey,9
Pied-billed Grebe,1
Northern Harrier,3
Bald Eagle,2 immatures
Rough-legged Hawk,2 light-morphs, immature and adult female
Sandhill Crane,2150
Killdeer,10
Pectoral Sandpiper,1- a first winter record for the northern tier, next earliest record is 8 March
Wilson’s Snipe,11
Ring-billed Gull,50
American Crow,4
American Tree Sparrow,46
Red-winged Blackbird,20
Common Grackle,5

—KANKAKEE FWA (Starke Co side- the back road is now open)
Greater White-fronted Goose,730
Snow Goose,342
Ross’ Goose,15 in flock of Snows
Wood Duck,4
Gadwall,2
American Wigeon,2
Mallard,35
Northern Pintail,605
Northern Shoveler,172
Green-winged Teal,337
Redhead,55
Common Goldeneye,14
Bufflehead,2
Hooded Merganser,4
Pied-billed Grebe,1
Northern Harrier,1
Bald Eagle,5- including an adult on the nest
Red-tailed Hawk,1
Rough-legged Hawk,2 light-morphs, immature and adult female
American Coot,1
Killdeer,10
Greater Yellowlegs,1- northern tier’s 2nd earliest record behind Bob Huguenard’s LaPorte
Co bird yesterday
Lesser Yellowlegs,1- northern tier’s 2nd earliest record behind Bob Huguenard’s 21 February bird
Wilson’s Snipe,17
Horned Lark,4
American Crow,20
Lapland Longspur,50- single flock
Rusty Blackbird,5

—IND 39 POND, S OF U.S. 30 Horned Grebe,1 basic plumage

—OLD SHAMROCK TURF FARM (US 30 & Ind 39)- drive by on U.S. 30, all on the ground
Greater White-fronted Goose,200
Snow Goose,115
Sandhill Crane,600

Ken Brock
Chesterton




Subject: Tree Swallows Jackson and Jennings Counties
Date: Sat Feb 25 2017 15:37 pm
From: bobwgfsa AT gmail.com
 
Christine and I were at Muscatatuck NWR today where we saw Tree Swallows on both large lakes in both counties. There were 38 in Jennings County at Stanfield Lake.
Bob Guth
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Subject: Eagle Marsh Tree Swallow-- Feb. 25
Date: Sat Feb 25 2017 13:34 pm
From: rrang AT frontier.com
 
I spent three hours around the lunch hour checking some sites in southwest Allen County.  Highlight was one TREE SWALLOW, earliest arrival by 9 days per Jim Haw's northeast Indiana database, at one of the Eagle Marsh ponds off Engle Road.  Otherwise, I had a smattering of ducks here and there, as well as a few raptors, including the continuing rufous-morph Red-tailed Hawk at Eagle Marsh.  Also of interest and despite the cold air (30F) and blowing snow, Western Chorus Frogs and a few Spring Peepers were quite vocal at many spots.

Eagle Marsh basins by Towpath Trailhead-- nothing of interest

Eagle Marsh ponds along Engle Road-- Northern Shoveler (3) and Tree Swallow (1)

Serv-All Ponds-- Gadwall (3), Northern Pintail (4), Green-winged Teal (6), and Bald Eagle (1 adult)

Serv-All Recycling Trailers-- Gadwall (9), Northern Shoveler (75), and Red-tailed Hawk (2)

Eagle Marsh mitigation site-- Duck-load much reduced; Northern Pintail (2), Green-winged Teal (28), and the continuing intermediate-dark Red-tailed Hawk

West end of Eagle Marsh-- Green-winged Teal (25) and American Kestrel (1 male)

Fox Island County Park-- Nothing on the lake and no phoebe yet (maybe a little greedy on that one); best birds were Pileated Woodpecker (1) and White-throated Sparrow (1) around the nature buildings

Ellison Road wetland-- Green-winged Teal (2)

Homestead/Branning/Amber loop-- nothin'

Arrowhead Properties-- Bald Eagle (1 adult on nest) and American Kestrel (1 female)

Rodger Rang
Fort Wayne




Subject: Fw: eBird Report - Celery Bog Nature Area, Feb 25, 2017
Date: Sat Feb 25 2017 9:57 am
From: jdunning AT purdue.edu
 
It was cold and windy, but there were a few birds at Celery Bog this morning in West Lafayette.  The ducks were kicked up by flyovers by a pair of Bald Eagles, joined at one point by a third eagle.  The number of Bufflehead and Ruddy Ducks were a bit higher than has been typical.  

Barny
misner13@frontier.com
________________________________________

Celery Bog Nature Area, Tippecanoe, Indiana, US
Feb 25, 2017 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
Comments: cold and very windy
25 species

Canada Goose 20
Mute Swan 4
Gadwall 3
Mallard 10
Northern Shoveler 40
Ring-necked Duck 30
Lesser Scaup 8
Bufflehead 8
Common Goldeneye 2
Ruddy Duck 9
Pied-billed Grebe 1
Cooper's Hawk 1
Bald Eagle 3
Killdeer 1
Downy Woodpecker 4
Carolina Chickadee 2
Tufted Titmouse 1
White-breasted Nuthatch 5
Brown Creeper 2
American Robin 10
Dark-eyed Junco 2
Song Sparrow 3
Eastern Towhee 1
Northern Cardinal 1
Red-winged Blackbird 15

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Subject: Fw: 15 Cranes neark Shirk Farm in Harrison
Date: Sat Feb 25 2017 5:53 am
From: in-bird-l AT list.indiana.edu
 
 at approximately 1pm Friday, there were 15 Sandhill Cranes flying north by northeast just west of C.R. 13 and just north of C.R. 28 in Elkhart County near Harrison and Shirk's Farm.     



Subject: Eagle Marsh Area-- Feb. 24 PM
Date: Fri Feb 24 2017 19:08 pm
From: rrang AT frontier.com
 
  I quickly checked some local areas this late afternoon (5:45-6:15), finding mostly plenty of Canada Geese and Mallards, as well as a handful of flyover Killdeer.  Best birds were two adult Bald Eagles perched fairly close to Engle Road at the Serv-All ponds and two Wood Ducks and a calling Eastern Meadowlark at the central portion of Eagle Marsh.  The meadowlark, my FOS, was giving both the "dzert" and the longer chatter calls in the grassy area surrounding the water utility, and I eventually visualized it partly obscured in some of the taller grass.Rodger RangFort Wayne



Subject: Goose Pond-Friday Feb 24th
Date: Fri Feb 24 2017 15:24 pm
From: otus44 AT sbcglobal.net
 
Today a friend and I spent about four hours driving around the various unts of both Goose
Pond and Beehunter Marsh. There were good numbers of ducks but very little diversity.
One small flock of Greater White-fronted Geese and large numbers of Snow Geese were
seen. Lots of American White Pelicans were seen especially from the south 1200 bridge.
Beehunter had lots of Sandhill Cranes still but they dropped in and disappeared.

The highlight of the morning was two early Lesser Yellowlegs seen on the mud peninsula
below the visitor center around 12:30 or a little earlier.

Gary Bowman
Vincennes




Subject: Cranes
Date: Fri Feb 24 2017 10:28 am
From: tanford AT indiana.edu
 






Dear birders:


Just a reminder that it is not a good idea to report the exact location of whooping cranes on a public list, especially since one was recently found shot. This is what the Whooping Crane Eastern Partnership says:
Reporting Whooping Crane Sightings to Others (on ListServs, Partner Facebook pages, etc.)

When whooping cranes are present, only the birds’ county-level location should be shared...  no other location information more specific should be used.





Alex Tanford
Bloomington






Subject: Sandhill Cranes migrating at night
Date: Fri Feb 24 2017 9:14 am
From: in-bird-l AT list.indiana.edu
 
On Wednesday, February 22, 2017, at approximately 10:30 PM, we heard Sandhill cranes flying overhead.  We could not see them but heard their calls.  I've always seen them during the day so it came as a surprise to hear them migrating at night.  This may be more common than I realize but it was a first for me.



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


angelo@ajdenvironmental.com
www.ajdenvironmental.com




Subject: Snow Geese Feb. 18th, 2017 at Goose Pond.
Date: Fri Feb 24 2017 9:02 am
From: dsherow AT earthlink.net
 







Great Report Spike,
Thank you for sharing,
Kind Regards,
Doug K. Sherow.

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Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Snow Geese Feb.
18th, 2017 at Goose Pond.




  My wife Mary and I
went to Goose Pond (well named!) last Saturday.  There were an estimated
(by "Audubon birders") 14,000 Snow Geese massed in one area.  Thoughtles
kayakers put in and paddled into the flock causing them to fly up one quarter
to one half mile from us. The geese turned and flew directly over our heads, a
lifetime experience  for all the lucky birders that stayed that late in
the afternoon.  Watch the video all the way through as the geese kept
coming up off the water  as the kayaks came through them. 
We counted 2,000 more
Snow Geese (estimated) flying in from the opposite direction after the mass
flew over bringing the estimate to 14,000. I have looked at my pictures and
the videos I took and I believe that there were far more than 14,000.
I hand held my
Sony 400V bridge high zoom camera and tried to zoom close enough to see
individual bird. This meant  scanning up and down as I panned right and
left.  Great for documentation, not the best video quality.
There were also 2
Trumpeter Swans and 2 Whooping Cranes (Cranes near new visitor center
building).  Two lifers for my wife and me. What a day for birding.

14,000 Snow Geese fly
up!





Subject: Snow Geese Feb. 18th, 2017 at Goose Pond.
Date: Fri Feb 24 2017 8:53 am
From: spikeselig AT sbcglobal.net
 
  My wife Mary and I went to Goose Pond (well named!) last Saturday.  There were an estimated (by "Audubon birders") 14,000 Snow Geese massed in one area.  Thoughtles kayakers put in and paddled into the flock causing them to fly up one quarter to one half mile from us. The geese turned and flew directly over our heads, a lifetime experience  for all the lucky birders that stayed that late in the afternoon.  Watch the video all the way through as the geese kept coming up off the water  as the kayaks came through them.  We counted 2,000 more Snow Geese (estimated) flying in from the opposite direction after the mass flew over bringing the estimate to 14,000. I have looked at my pictures and the videos I took and I believe that there were far more than 14,000.I hand held my Sony 400V bridge high zoom camera and tried to zoom close enough to see individual bird. This meant  scanning up and down as I panned right and left.  Great for documentation, not the best video quality.There were also 2 Trumpeter Swans and 2 Whooping Cranes (Cranes near new visitor center building).  Two lifers for my wife and me. What a day for birding.14,000 Snow Geese fly up!



Subject: Chinook Mine woodcocks and waterfowl
Date: Fri Feb 24 2017 7:32 am
From: Peter.Scott AT indstate.edu
 
I checked Chinook mine twice today - before dawn for woodcocks, and in afternoon for waterfowl.

Chinook Mine Northeast (Clay Co.), Clay, Indiana, US
Feb 23, 2017 6:30 AM - 7:25 AM
Protocol: Traveling
5.0 mile(s)
Comments: Drove the rectangular circuit of roads: 650W, 500N, 550W, 600N, listening for woodcock. Weather very warm (49 deg F), foggy but clear sky above, a sliver moon low in southeast, calm.
9 species (+1 other taxa)

Northern Harrier 2
Killdeer 12 calling in many areas
Wilson's Snipe 1 called and flew out of marsh along 550W
American Woodcock 5 giving peent calls and doing display flights. 4 heard along CR 650W between 6:30 and 6:47 am; 1 heard and seen in first light along 550W at 7:01. The fire lanes cut through tall grass along 550W look especially attractive for displaying males, and I got there too late for a proper count.
American Robin 10 vocal
Song Sparrow 3
Red-winged Blackbird 10
Eastern Meadowlark 3
Common Grackle 10
blackbird sp. 1500 two big flocks

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Chinook Mine North (Vigo Co.), Vigo, Indiana, US
Feb 23, 2017 3:20 PM - 3:45 PM
Protocol: Traveling
1.0 mile(s)
Comments: Checked lakes along Swalls Drive, from Tabortown Rd east to Clay county line. Warm, calm, cloudy.
16 species

Canada Goose 20
Trumpeter Swan 1 continuing immature, here since Christmas. Standing in water near reedy shore about 0.4 miles north of Swalls Drive, preening belly and breast. Upper legs were showing (to knees and a little below), dark gray or black. Bird is getting whiter; most of body white except neck and head, which are more gray. Black bill.
American Wigeon 1
Northern Shoveler 20
Redhead 45
Ring-necked Duck 150 on county line lake with all other ducks
Bufflehead 4
Ruddy Duck 6 heads tucked in, in sleeping posture; looked like females. My first of season.
Pied-billed Grebe 1
Bald Eagle 1 adult on nest
Red-tailed Hawk 1
American Coot 30
Killdeer 4
European Starling 100
Red-winged Blackbird 120
Eastern Meadowlark 4

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Subject: Clinton, Wabash River floodplain (Conservation Area Unit 402)
Date: Fri Feb 24 2017 7:29 am
From: Peter.Scott AT indstate.edu
 
I added a few species to this new area's list (Hooded Merganser, Turkey).  Also had an early Phoebe.

Wabash River Conservation Area Unit 402, Vermillion, Indiana, US
Feb 23, 2017 8:35 AM - 10:05 AM
Protocol: Traveling
2.0 mile(s)
Comments: Explored the bottomlands on foot. At the beginning,where you first drop down from the high ground to the floodplain, there was a channel of floodwater too deep to walk across. (A chorus of Wood Frogs called here all morning) I worked my way north about 200 yards and around it, crossing a narrower channel on a fallen tree trunk. Weather very warm (52 d F), cloudy with fog earlier, gray, calm. Birds were scarcer and quieter than expected. I walked to Wabash River and back, trying unsuccessfully for Winter Wren by playing tape in likely spots. Chorus frogs vocal.
23 species

Canada Goose 2
Mallard 1
Hooded Merganser 2 pair flushed from channel of water in woods; perhaps prospecting for a nest site
Wild Turkey 15 ran away in forest
Killdeer 4 several heard, flying above forest
Mourning Dove 2 calling near road
Red-bellied Woodpecker 3
Downy Woodpecker 5
Hairy Woodpecker 1
Pileated Woodpecker 1
Eastern Phoebe 1 calling incessantly north of parking lot, near house on bluff
Blue Jay 6
American Crow 4
Carolina Chickadee 14
Tufted Titmouse 8
White-breasted Nuthatch 2
Carolina Wren 3
Eastern Bluebird 2
White-throated Sparrow 5 one flock, in horsetail patch beneath tree; quiet
Song Sparrow 8 singing, responsive
Swamp Sparrow 5 quiet, but responsive
Northern Cardinal 5
Red-winged Blackbird 5

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Subject: Pine Warbler and Ruby Crowned Kinglet
Date: Thu Feb 23 2017 13:24 pm
From: in-bird-l AT list.indiana.edu
 
Being so warm, I decided to visit Paynetown SRA this morning.  Highlights included a Ruby-crowned Kinglet and an Eastern Phoebe.  On this day last year, I found an early Pine Warbler in a nearby pine stand, so I stopped by the same pine stand today.  Sure enough, a Pine Warbler began singing within minutes of my arrival, and I was able to capture a voice recording which I embedded in my checklist below.Paynetown State Recreation Area, Monroe, Indiana, USFeb 23, 2017 9:31 AM - 11:28 AMProtocol: Traveling4.0 mile(s)33 speciesCanada Goose  56Cooper's Hawk  1Bald Eagle  1    First winter Red-shouldered Hawk  1Killdeer  8Ring-billed Gull  2Mourning Dove  1Red-headed Woodpecker  1Red-bellied Woodpecker  5Downy Woodpecker  4Hairy Woodpecker  3Pileated Woodpecker  1Eastern Phoebe  1Blue Jay  13American Crow  9Carolina Chickadee  10Tufted Titmouse  5White-breasted Nuthatch (Eastern)  6Carolina Wren  4Golden-crowned Kinglet  1Ruby-crowned Kinglet  1Eastern Bluebird  2American Robin  9Yellow-rumped Warbler (Myrtle)  1Fox Sparrow (Red)  3Dark-eyed Junco (Slate-colored)  13Song Sparrow  4Eastern Towhee  1Northern Cardinal  5Red-winged Blackbird  2Common Grackle  15Purple Finch  1American Goldfinch  3View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/ch... 446 HNF Pine Stand, Monroe, Indiana, USFeb 23, 2017 11:47 AM - 12:25 PMProtocol: Traveling0.25 mile(s)Comments:    Decided to check pine stand for early Pine Warbler. I had one at this spot last year at this time. Heard one calling and obtained voice recording8 speciesTurkey Vulture  2    FlyoversRed-bellied Woodpecker  1American Crow  1    FlyoverCarolina Chickadee  1Red-breasted Nuthatch  1White-breasted Nuthatch (Eastern)  1Carolina Wren  1Pine Warbler  1    I did not see the bird, but I did record the bird singing. It sang several times. Found a Pine Warbler in this stand on the same day last year (2/23/2016). Rapid trill with varying pitch.View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/ch...



Subject: Ruddy Duck, Celery Bog Nature Area, Feb 23, 2017
Date: Thu Feb 23 2017 8:10 am
From: jdunning AT purdue.edu
 
The 50 degree temperatures did not attract a lot of waterfowl to Celery Bog, West Lafayette, this morning. But I did see my first-of-season Ruddy Ducks, apparently they have been there for a couple of days. A Field Sparrow was singing from the recently burned prairie restoration patches.

Barny
Misner13@frontier.com

Celery Bog Nature Area, Tippecanoe, Indiana, US Feb 23, 2017 7:55 AM - 8:30 AM
17 species

Canada Goose 20
Mute Swan 3
Mallard 30
Ring-necked Duck 30
Lesser Scaup 5
Ruddy Duck 4
Pied-billed Grebe 1
Mourning Dove 2
Blue Jay 2
Carolina Chickadee 2
White-breasted Nuthatch 1
Golden-crowned Kinglet 1
American Robin 10
European Starling 6
Field Sparrow 1
Song Sparrow 2
Red-winged Blackbird 15

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Subject: Woodcocks
Date: Thu Feb 23 2017 4:59 am
From: in-bird-l AT list.indiana.edu
 
Becky and I went to Charlestown State Park yesterday evening and despite heavy clouds rolling in we saw 8 woodcocks and heard many peents and  flights.  We were there from 6:47 until 7:01 when the show was apparently over. Gary Dorman II New Albany, Floyd Co.,IN



Subject: Cinnamon teal location
Date: Wed Feb 22 2017 20:05 pm
From: in-bird-l AT list.indiana.edu
 
41.302158,-86.799690, Kankakee FWA, Laporte County



Subject: Eagle Marsh Woodcocks, Sandhills-- Feb. 22, 2017
Date: Wed Feb 22 2017 19:21 pm
From: rrang AT frontier.com
 
With the early morning once again incredibly mild and fairly calm, I once again checked the northern boundary of Eagle Marsh for American Woodcock before going to work.  I listened briefly at five stops (05:00-05:20), hearing multiple birds calling and displaying at most of them.  A couple birds were quite close, with one individual again giving the agitated growl call.  My conservative count was SEVENTEEN birds.  Too bad I didn't have time to walk the entire length of the Towpath Trail...and Trail 2...and the main drive off Engle Road... and the Continental Divide Trail.  I bet the property hosted dozens of birds.

After work and an appointment, I walked the main drive of Eagle Marsh south past the barn and back (5:00-6:00 PM), hoping for some early arrival goody, but settling for these:

Canada Goose- several dozen
Wood Duck- 2; a flyover pair
Mallard- dozens flying all over the place
Northern Shoveler- 2; a flyover pair
Green-winged Teal- 7; a flyover flock
Red-tailed Hawk- 1
Sandhill Crane- 25; sixteen flew in low and landed between the drive and the berm, joining others calling there out of sight; later, 25 lifted from the area and headed northeast down the property
Killdeer- 3
Belted Kingfisher- 1
American Tree Sparrow- 5; one singing
Song Sparrow- 10
Red-winged Blackbird- 2000; many singing on territory, but also a huge flock in woods south of barn
Common Grackle- 200 with red-wing flock

Rodger Rang
Fort Wayne



Subject: Kankakee FWA Cinnamon Teals
Date: Wed Feb 22 2017 16:30 pm
From: in-bird-l AT list.indiana.edu
 
I had two Cinnamon Teals at Kankakee FWA, Laporte County side this
afternoon. One was very pale, maybe a hybrid or just molting into plumage.



A few lousy pics at my flickr page, hazy and shooting into the sun.



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Subject: Spring sitings
Date: Wed Feb 22 2017 15:52 pm
From: annntom AT embarqmail.com
 
so after a lackluster GBBC, I saw about 40 species over the 4 days with
the biggest highlight being 3 Buffleheads including a male in striking
mating plumage, yesterday of course had many new birds for the
year/season. I walked out the front door and something looked different
on the lake. We eventually counted a mixed flock of 24 Lesser Scauo and
Ring-neck Duck. There were at least 5 males of the former and 7 males
of the latter. Later in the day I had my first Wood Duck of the
season. We came back from wood gathering today to a flock of close to
100 Sandhill Cranes not too high and headed North. As I was unloading
the wood i heard my first Phoebe of the year. Don't these birds know
that Spring doesn't come for another month and we still have sectionals
to come?

Tom Hougham

on Lamb Lake in SW Johnson Co


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Subject: Fw: eBird Report - Elkhart River, Millrace and Woods, Feb 22, 2017
Date: Wed Feb 22 2017 13:27 pm
From: ekjwh68 AT hotmail.com
 







This is the report of the Wed morning birdwalk in Goshen. It was a quiet day, with very little activity.


John and Elaine Harley, ekjwh68@hotmail.com, Goshen, IN






From: ebird-checklist@cornell.edu <ebird-checklist@cornell.edu>
Subject: eBird Report - Elkhart River, Millrace and Woods, Feb 22, 2017
 



Elkhart River, Millrace and Woods, Elkhart, Indiana, US
Feb 22, 2017 8:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Protocol: Traveling
3.0 mile(s)
Comments:     Overcast, temp in the 50's, wind 5-10 mph.  Observers were Liz Jacobs, Mary Martin, Sherry Hug, Jim Bare, Elaine Harley and John Harley.  We did not see any raptors during the walk, but on our way home two of us saw a Bald Eagle and Coopers Hawk.
22 species

Canada Goose (Branta canadensis)  13
Mute Swan (Cygnus olor)  3
Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos)  33
Common Goldeneye (Bucephala clangula)  3
Mourning Dove (Zenaida macroura)  3
Red-bellied Woodpecker (Melanerpes carolinus)  11
Downy Woodpecker (Picoides pubescens)  6
Northern Flicker (Colaptes auratus)  2
Blue Jay (Cyanocitta cristata)  1
American Crow (Corvus brachyrhynchos)  5
Black-capped Chickadee (Poecile atricapillus)  13
Tufted Titmouse (Baeolophus bicolor)  10
White-breasted Nuthatch (Sitta carolinensis)  6
Brown Creeper (Certhia americana)  3
Carolina Wren (Thryothorus ludovicianus)  2
American Robin (Turdus migratorius)  7
European Starling (Sturnus vulgaris)  4
Dark-eyed Junco (Junco hyemalis)  5
Northern Cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis)  12
Red-winged Blackbird (Agelaius phoeniceus)  5
House Finch (Haemorhous mexicanus)  2
House Sparrow (Passer domesticus)  22

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Subject: Long-eared Owls at Prophetstown
Date: Wed Feb 22 2017 7:33 am
From: in-bird-l AT list.indiana.edu
 
Does anyone know if the Long-eared Owls are still present at Prophetstown?  Any sightings in the past day or so?  We were in Florida during all the posts.  We are back home and planning on driving to Prophetstown tomorrow.
Sue VernierPrinceton, IN



Subject: American Woodcock, Sandhill Crane, Tippecanoe County
Date: Tue Feb 21 2017 18:33 pm
From: misner13 AT frontier.com
 
I had nice bookends for the day:  my first-of-season (whatever season this is) American Woodcock this morning, heard as I walked down for the newspaper at home in northern Tippecanoe County. Then about 5:30 pm, I had two small flocks of Sandhill Cranes, totaling 18 birds, high in the air over the southern part of the Purdue campus.
Barnymisner13@frontier.com



Subject: Fw: eBird Report - Beanblossom Bottoms Trail (SLT), Feb 21, 2017
Date: Tue Feb 21 2017 16:56 pm
From: bloomington-birds-l AT list.indiana.edu
 

blockquote, div.yahoo_quoted { margin-left: 0 !important; border-left:1px #715FFA solid !important; padding-left:1ex !important; background-color:white !important; } I had a good morning at the Sycamore Land Trust Bean Blossom Trail. Highlights included a very cooperative Winter Wren, several Golden-crowned Kinglets, Brown Creepers and a handful of Rusty Blackbirds.  Red-headed Woodpeckers were plentiful. Three groups of Sandhill Cranes flew over heading north.  A pair of Bald Eagles have established a new nest on the property which can be easily viewed from the boardwalk.  Go to where the boardwalk first forks and look back towards the northwest. The nest sets low in a large tree. It appears that they are currently incubating eggs. I was able to capture a photo of the Winter Wren singing as well as get a sound recording.  Both are imbedded in the checklist. Full checklist and link below. Gary LangellEllettsvilleMonroe County812-360-3627Beanblossom Bottoms Trail (SLT), Monroe, Indiana, USFeb 21, 2017 10:01 AM - 1:08 PMProtocol: Traveling1.75 mile(s)34 speciesCanada Goose  3Wood Duck  4    1 male, 1 femaleCooper's Hawk  1Bald Eagle  2    1 adult in the nest, the other in the top of a tree nearbyRed-shouldered Hawk  2Sandhill Crane  55    Flyovers in three groupsKilldeer  3    FlyoversMourning Dove  4Red-headed Woodpecker  10Red-bellied Woodpecker  3Yellow-bellied Sapsucker  1Downy Woodpecker  9Hairy Woodpecker  4Northern Flicker (Yellow-shafted)  2Pileated Woodpecker  2Blue Jay  10American Crow  10Carolina Chickadee  11Tufted Titmouse  7White-breasted Nuthatch (Eastern)  7Brown Creeper  3Winter Wren  1    Singing in response to a nearby Carolina Wren. Photo and sound tract obtainedCarolina Wren  2Golden-crowned Kinglet  5Eastern Bluebird  2American Tree Sparrow  2Song Sparrow  6Swamp Sparrow  2Eastern Towhee  2Northern Cardinal  4Red-winged Blackbird  5Rusty Blackbird  6    In small wet swale on forest floor at the north end of the elevated section of the boardwalkCommon Grackle  2American Goldfinch  2View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/ch... report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (http://ebird.org)



Subject: Lake Lemon - Feb 19, 2017
Date: Tue Feb 21 2017 14:15 pm
From: jhengeve AT indiana.edu
 
On Sunday, at the east end of Lk. Lemon, we had our first Tree Swallows of the year as well as our first Wood Ducks.

Lake Lemon--Hengeveld's, Brown, Indiana, US
Feb 19, 2017
41 species

Canada Goose 55
Wood Duck 3
Mallard 22
Northern Shoveler 5

Pied-billed Grebe 4

Great Blue Heron 4

Turkey Vulture 28
Bald Eagle 1
Red-shouldered Hawk 6
Red-tailed Hawk 7

Bonaparte's Gull 1
Ring-billed Gull 180

Mourning Dove 2

Red-bellied Woodpecker 2
Downy Woodpecker 4
Northern Flicker 1
Pileated Woodpecker 1

Blue Jay 3
American Crow 15
TREE SWALLOW 2
Carolina Chickadee 4
Tufted Titmouse 3
White-breasted Nuthatch 3
Brown Creeper 1
Carolina Wren 3
Eastern Bluebird 1
American Robin 2
European Starling 6
American Tree Sparrow 3
Dark-eyed Junco 5
White-throated Sparrow 3
Song Sparrow 3
Swamp Sparrow 1
Eastern Towhee 2
Northern Cardinal 5
Red-winged Blackbird 8
Common Grackle 2
House Finch 3
Purple Finch 1
American Goldfinch 20
House Sparrow 2

Jim & Susan Hengeveld
Unionville, IN



Subject: Black Vultures Columbus
Date: Tue Feb 21 2017 11:27 am
From: dhkaiser AT sprynet.com
 
A friend text me a photo of 15 or so Black Vultures in a east side
residential area, all feeding on a opossum. Unusual to see that many
vultures in someone's yard, let alone black vultures.

Dan Kaiser
Columbus



Subject: SW Allen-- Feb. 21 AM
Date: Tue Feb 21 2017 10:25 am
From: rrang AT frontier.com
 
  I checked some sites in southwest Allen County this morning and bumped into Marisa Windell and Doug Rood, who were out doing the same.  They may be able to add some highlights beyond these few:West end of Eagle Marsh-- Not much, though I enjoyed all the red-wings singing on territory, and Marisa and Doug picked up an immature Bald EagleEagle Marsh basin near water utility-- Mute Swan (2), Redhead (3), Bufflehead (5), and Hooded Merganser (4; thanks to Marisa and Doug)Serv-All Ponds-- Ring-necked Duck (11) and Bald Eagle (1 adult)Eagle Marsh Mitigation Wetland-- Many fewer ducks this morning, but most of species mentioned previously were still there.  Though still mostly Mallards, the assemblage still held fair numbers of N. Shoveler, N. Pintail, and Green-winged Teal, as well as at least one Amer. Black Duck and two Amer. Wigeon.  Good light, a scope, and more time would've likely revealed additional species worth mention.  I did not see the intermediate dark morph RTHA during my very brief stay.Rodger RangFort Wayne



Subject: recent Southern sightings
Date: Tue Feb 21 2017 4:51 am
From: in-bird-l AT list.indiana.edu
 
Last night went to Charlestown State Park for Woodcock courtship display flights and was not disappointed, we saw 5  birds and heard many flights, one from start to finish. Many birds species have begun to sing recently HOFI 3 weeks, NOCA(sporadically), CARW and EABL 2 weeks and last night at CSP first FISP of the season.  Additionally, spring peepers were heard for the first time yesterday along with a couple Chorus frogs. Gary Dorman II New Albany, Floyd Co.,IN



Subject: Am. Woodcocks - Floyd County
Date: Mon Feb 20 2017 20:01 pm
From: ddstriegel AT frontier.com
 
Seen my first woodcock this year displaying at Mt St Francis Sanctuary in Floyd County.  Arrived at 6:40pm and heard the first one peenting at 6:50pm.

Heard 3 peenting and seen one displaying. Heard one courting male making cackling sounds. Woodcocks can be found in the bluestem fields near the large water tower. All the bluestem fields just received a control burn last week.

Del Striegel
Floyd County



Subject: Yard birds, SW Monroe Co
Date: Mon Feb 20 2017 19:44 pm
From: tgreene AT indiana.edu
 





Such a pleasant evening!  Was difficult to leave the woodcocks and spring peepers and go into the house for the night.  


Terri Greene
SW Monroe Co
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Feb 20, 2017 6:35 PM - 7:10 PM
Protocol: Stationary

Great Blue Heron  1
American Woodcock  3     Peenting and flight displays.  Heard first peent at 6:35pm.  Two woodcocks on west side of house; a third to the east across the road. They peented behind (west) the house, but their flight displays circled around to the front where
two times an individual flew within 20-30 feet of me.  They were still peenting and displaying when I went into the house at 7:05pm.  I stepped out onto the back stoop at about 7:10pm (mostly dark then) and heard one individual peenting.  I also heard some
rustling leaves as a creature moved across the ground toward the house.  I suspected a 'possum.  The rustling stopped and then from the direction of the rustling came a very loud peent.  As that individual peented, I heard another woodcock doing a flight display.
 I left them to their business and reluctantly went back into the house.
Northern Cardinal  3
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Feb 19, 2017
Protocol: Incidental

Great Horned Owl  1     Hooting southeast of house at 8:20pm
Hairy Woodpecker  2
American Robin  1
European Starling  1
Common Grackle  2
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Feb 18, 2017
Protocol: Incidental
27 species

Canada Goose  X     Heard only; maybe two
Turkey Vulture  11
Red-shouldered Hawk  2
American Woodcock  2
Mourning Dove  11
Belted Kingfisher  1
Red-bellied Woodpecker  2
Downy Woodpecker  2
Blue Jay  29
American Crow  3
Carolina Chickadee  2
Tufted Titmouse  2
White-breasted Nuthatch  1
Carolina Wren  1
Eastern Bluebird  2
Brown Thrasher  1
American Tree Sparrow  3
Dark-eyed Junco  5
White-throated Sparrow  1
Song Sparrow  1
Eastern Towhee  1
Northern Cardinal  7
Red-winged Blackbird  3
House Finch  11
Purple Finch  1
American Goldfinch  10
House Sparrow  6
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Subject: Shirley & Charlie Keller Update
Date: Mon Feb 20 2017 18:01 pm
From: wilmsab AT indianaaudubon.org
 
Dear Birding Community,I recently found out through a recent Facebook post that Shirley Keller, one of our long-time Indiana members is in hospice. Both Shirley and Charlie are some of the kindest, most caring, and welcoming people to the birding community that I know. They both touched many lives in Indiana and now live near family in Illinois.I connected with Bernadette, her daughter, who posted this message and allowed me to post it here:Bernadette here! My Mom is getting wonderful care through Hospice now and we are thankful for that. We took her out yesterday and today for fresh air with my Dad to see the ducks on the pond. She often says to tell everyone where she is, therefore I will put her address here. Feel free to do whatever you want as anything will make her feel loved!Shirley KellerRadford Green, Room 314900 Audubon WayLincolnshire, IL 60069Those of you that are birding friends will appreciate her address! Charlie Keller810 Audubon Way, HP303Lincolnshire, IL 60069Thank you for the overwhelming response yesterday, we were very touched by all of the ❤️Thank you for allowing me to post this here. I'm sure many of you have been touched by both Shirley and Charlie, along with Tim & Pamela Keller who lived and managed the Mary Gray Bird Sanctuary. I'm sure they would all enjoy hearing from you.~Amy Wilms




Subject: Eagle Marsh waterfowl
Date: Mon Feb 20 2017 17:58 pm
From: in-bird-l AT list.indiana.edu
 
     After going to Tri-County FWA yesterday, and finding almost nothing, I decided to follow up on some of Rodger Rang's reports from Eagle Marsh after work today. As reported by Rodger, the west end didn't offer much, besides some Lesser Scaup and a Carolina Wren. Then I found the Eagle Marsh mitigation area on the NE corner of Engle and Smith, and that's were all the ducks were. Besides about a hundred Mallards, the were also plenty of Green-winged Teal, Northern Shovelers, and Northern Pintails.   As I was leaving, I spotted a Red-tailed Hawk perched along Engle Road right in front of the Plex. Unfortunately, it was NOT the Western morph that Rodger had seen... Dang, I really wanted to see that thing!Canada Goose  20American Black Duck  3Mallard  100Northern Shoveler  26Northern Pintail  44Green-winged Teal  35Lesser Scaup  7     West end overlookRed-tailed Hawk  1Killdeer  3Carolina Wren  1     West end overlookEuropean Starling  10Song Sparrow  1Northern Cardinal  2Red-winged Blackbird  10John WinebrennerFort Wayne



Subject: N.W.Indiana - 2/17 - 2/18
Date: Mon Feb 20 2017 17:32 pm
From: in-bird-l AT list.indiana.edu
 







Subject: Indiana Dunes State Park, Porter County
Date: Mon Feb 20 2017 13:56 pm
From: grube.brendan AT gmail.com
 
Indiana Dunes SP--Observation (Green) Tower, Porter, Indiana, US
Feb 20, 2017 6:15 AM - 11:15 AM
Protocol: Stationary
Comments:     20f degrees above average continues for 4th day in a row.
This has stimulated a late February movement of March migrationary
birds. I hesitate to call it late February, really. And it is apparent
that these birds foresee more so, the weather, than the calendar. The
trend is towards 'warm' and 'early'.
46 species

Greater White-fronted Goose  363     A single flock in bolt flight, out and over the lake to the north. Early morning.
Snow Goose  2
Canada Goose  175
Gadwall  2
American Wigeon  2
American Black Duck  2
Mallard  70
Northern Pintail  4
Green-winged Teal  35
Redhead  4
White-winged Scoter  5
Hooded Merganser  1
Common Merganser  7
Red-breasted Merganser  46
Red-throated Loon  3
Turkey Vulture  1
Northern Harrier  1
Cooper's Hawk  1
Bald Eagle  2
Red-shouldered Hawk  2
Red-tailed Hawk  10
Rough-legged Hawk  2
Sandhill Crane  2187     Migrating west.
Killdeer  48
Ring-billed Gull  531
Great Black-backed Gull  1
Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon)  18
Mourning Dove  2
Red-bellied Woodpecker  1
Downy Woodpecker  1
Pileated Woodpecker  2
Blue Jay  2
American Crow  21
Horned Lark  33
Eastern Bluebird  3
American Robin  121
European Starling  400     estimate.
Cedar Waxwing  55
Lapland Longspur  395     Small flocks going west.
Northern Cardinal  1
Red-winged Blackbird  4086
Eastern Meadowlark  1
Rusty Blackbird  19
Common Grackle  259
House Finch  25
House Sparrow  55

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Subject: Re: Daviess Co Golden Eagles
Date: Mon Feb 20 2017 13:07 pm
From: greenpertplus AT hotmail.com
 
Correction- TWO golden eagles! One immature, one adult. Thermalling together, the imm dove down on the adult which flipped upside down and briefly grasped talons. Some more interaction as they are drifting north toward West Boggs Lake. Pretty cool.

Amy Kearns, Mitchell
Gary Langell, Ellettsville

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> On Feb 20, 2017, at 1:57 PM, Amy Kearns wrote:
>
> Immature golden eagle thermalling toward West Boggs Lake, SW corner. Currently in view from 1050 E X 350 N, but heading NE.
>
> Amy Kearns, Mitchell
> Gary Langell, Ellettsville
>
> Sent from my iPhone



Subject: Daviess Co Golden Eagle
Date: Mon Feb 20 2017 12:58 pm
From: greenpertplus AT hotmail.com
 
Immature golden eagle thermalling toward West Boggs Lake, SW corner. Currently in view from 1050 E X 350 N, but heading NE.

Amy Kearns, Mitchell
Gary Langell, Ellettsville

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