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22 Aug: @ 14:15:35 
Goose Pond Wed Night, Little Blues & Black-crowned NH's [marty jones]
22 Aug: @ 11:33:34 
Blue Grosbeaks-O'Bannon Woods SP and Harrison-Crawford SF [Del Striegel]
22 Aug: @ 10:46:27 
Sod Field Shorebirds [Landon Neumann]
21 Aug: @ 20:54:01 
Worm Eating Warbler singing Aug 14 [Sue and Ted Ulrich]
21 Aug: @ 20:34:49 
goose Pond [Whitehead, Donald R.]
21 Aug: @ 20:13:30 
Cane Ridge 8/21 - LBHE, SNEG, BBPL [Mark Welter]
21 Aug: @ 17:55:22 
White Ibis Yes [Scott Enochs]
21 Aug: @ 13:29:42 
Summit Lake White Ibis: yes [James Haw]
21 Aug: @ 11:19:09 
RE: White Ibis [Christopher Collins]
21 Aug: @ 10:04:29 
White Ibis [grounds11@frontier.com]
21 Aug: @ 07:05:10 
Indy Eagle Creek Airport Fish Crow update [Spike Selig]
21 Aug: @ 06:34:52 
Re: Eagle Creek fish Crows tuesday. [Spike Selig]
20 Aug: @ 21:35:23 
Loggerhead shrike at snakey point and lbhe Wed eve [jeremy.ross]
20 Aug: @ 20:58:05 
SW Allen-- Aug. 20 PM [Rodger Rang]
20 Aug: @ 20:39:02 
Louisiana Waterthrush, Cerulean Warbler [Landon Neumann]
20 Aug: @ 19:41:33 
eBird Report - Elkhart River, Millrace and Woods, Aug 20, 2014 [John Harley]
20 Aug: @ 19:11:07 
Summit Lake White Ibis [Robert Williams]
20 Aug: @ 18:09:06 
Cane Ridge Wed. the 20th [Gary Bowman]
20 Aug: @ 15:25:07 
Lake Monroe [Whitehead, Donald R.]
20 Aug: @ 15:19:04 
Eagle Marsh, Ft Wayne [zzedpowers]
20 Aug: @ 14:19:40 
Eagle Marsh CATEs-- Aug. 20 PM [Rodger Rang]
20 Aug: @ 14:18:54 
Red Knot, Michigan city harbor [Brendan Grube]
20 Aug: @ 12:57:20 
Baird's Sandpiper [Vicky Whitaker]
20 Aug: @ 11:39:44 
Fwd: White Ibis, 8/20/14 [Ed Hopkins]
20 Aug: @ 11:18:14 
White Ibis, 8/20/14 [Ed Hopkins]
19 Aug: @ 21:05:06 
More little blue herons [jeremy.ross]
19 Aug: @ 20:03:29 
Eagle Creek fish Crows tuesday. [Spike Selig]
19 Aug: @ 15:22:40 
White Ibis Summit Lake SP [Don Gorney]
19 Aug: @ 14:54:42 
Summit Lake White ibis [James Haw]
19 Aug: @ 13:29:27 
White Ibis relocated Summit Lake [Don Gorney]
18 Aug: @ 21:00:27 
Kingbirds [John Kendall]
18 Aug: @ 18:49:40 
Eastern Kingbird harassing Chimney Swift [Thefive Forreal]
18 Aug: @ 17:12:37 
Fish Crows practice take offs and landings at Eagle Creek Airport, Inianapolis, Ind. [Spike Selig]
18 Aug: @ 15:10:19 
Cane Ridge: Western Sandpiper [Evan Speck]
18 Aug: @ 13:11:07 
Blue-winged Warblers [Landon Neumann]
18 Aug: @ 10:23:12 
RE: Juvenile White Ibis - Summit Lake [Jeff Timmons]
18 Aug: @ 09:41:42 
Juvenile White Ibis - Summit Lake [Jeff Timmons]
18 Aug: @ 07:59:48 
Bucks Marsh, Patoka NWR, Sunday eve. [Jeremy Ross]
17 Aug: @ 21:50:31 
2 Piping Plovers - Lake Street Beach - 8/17/14 ( in the evening) [Matt Kalwasinski]
17 Aug: @ 19:01:49 
Nighthawks [John Kendall]
17 Aug: @ 18:40:59 
Lakefront Merlin, Terns, Baird's Sandpiper [john kendall]
17 Aug: @ 16:10:51 
More Serv-All BCNHs-- Aug. 17 PM [Rodger Rang]
17 Aug: @ 15:45:22 
Eagle Creek Park, Sunday August 17, 2014 [Don Williams]
17 Aug: @ 15:00:32 
Cedarville Caspian Tern [James Haw]
16 Aug: @ 20:00:46 
Canada Warbler @ Cool Creek park in Carmel [Jeff Canada]
16 Aug: @ 19:44:58 
Nighthawks Morgan Co. [Doug Johnstone]
16 Aug: @ 19:32:37 
Pine Creek GHA, Benton Co. , WILL, LBDO, 8/16/14 [Ed Hopkins]
16 Aug: @ 16:22:01 
Lakefront (16-Aug-2014) 12 shorebirds including Baird's Sandpiper [Kenneth J. Brock]
16 Aug: @ 15:39:27 
Salamonie Res. [James Haw]
16 Aug: @ 11:05:41 
Carlson Oxbow Park [ledaugh]





Subject: Goose Pond Wed Night, Little Blues & Black-crowned NH's
Date: Fri Aug 22 2014 14:15 pm
From: in-bird-l AT list.indiana.edu
 
Just a quick note on highlightsat GP Main Pool East and West late Wednesday, August 20th. At 6:15pm, I walked the leveesouth from the 1200S footbridge, into GP East. A half-mile south of the footbridge, where thelevee turns east, I scannedfrom 6:45-9:15pm (sunset was 8:35pm). From that point you can see the Great Egret roostnear the levee that divides GP East and West.At 8:00 pm, from the NW, agroup of 11 Little Blue Herons flew together andjoined in withthe Great Egret roost. A short time later they were joined by 4 more to make a total of 15 Little Blues.

Also of note werethe many Black-crowned Night Herons. Ididn't keep an accuratecount, but saw at least 45.The closer to sunset their activity picked up with all of them flying southward into GPEast and West.Perhapsmany of themspend their day along Black Creek? On the walk back to the car I had a few BCNH's perched at very close range. They are much less weary at night than during the day.

Unfortunately, no shorebird habitat available at GP. Beehunter has a good looking spot, but after several checks within the past two weeksI've only had three pectorals there.

Marty L. Jones
indth33@yahoo.com



Subject: Blue Grosbeaks-O'Bannon Woods SP and Harrison-Crawford SF
Date: Fri Aug 22 2014 11:33 am
From: ddstriegel AT frontier.com
 
Birded various places inside Harrison-Crawford SF and O'Bannon Woods SP this morning.  Was hoping to see a few migrating warblers....no luck just a couple of local breeders. Best bird was two adult Blue Grosbeaks at Ohio River Picnic Area, first Blue Grosbeaks this season in the park.  Seven Red-headed Woodpeckers were very vocal, a couple of juveniles were in the group.

O'Bannon Woods SP, Harrison, US-IN and Harrison-Crawford SF
Aug 22, 2014 8:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Protocol: Traveling by auto
5.0 mile(s)

46 species

Wood Duck 1
Wild Turkey 3
Great Blue Heron 1
Turkey Vulture 13
Red-shouldered Hawk 1
Killdeer 13
Mourning Dove 12
Yellow-billed Cuckoo 3
Ruby-throated Hummingbird 7 (6 were at campground feeders)
Belted Kingfisher 2
Red-headed Woodpecker 7 (5 were behind H-C SF office, viewed from Pine Pond area)
Red-bellied Woodpecker 1
Hairy Woodpecker 1
Northern Flicker 3
Pileated Woodpecker 2
Eastern Wood-Pewee 5
Acadian Flycatcher 1
Eastern Phoebe 1
White-eyed Vireo 2
Yellow-throated Vireo 1
Red-eyed Vireo 4
Blue Jay 10
American Crow 35
Barn Swallow 7
Carolina Chickadee 13
Tufted Titmouse 9
White-breasted Nuthatch 5
Carolina Wren 8
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 5
Eastern Bluebird 6
Wood Thrush 1
American Robin 4
European Starling 50
Cedar Waxwing 5
Common Yellowthroat 1
Pine Warbler 1
Eastern Towhee 4
Chipping Sparrow 7
Field Sparrow 2
Song Sparrow 1
Northern Cardinal 6
Blue Grosbeak 2 (2 adults at Ohio River Picnic area, 1st this season in the park)
Indigo Bunting 6
Common Grackle 4
Baltimore Oriole 1 (Male singing near Pine Pond)
American Goldfinch 20

Del Striegel
Georgetown, IN (Floyd County)

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Subject: Sod Field Shorebirds
Date: Fri Aug 22 2014 10:46 am
From: landonneumann25 AT gmail.com
 
This morning I check the sod fields south of the Logansport, IN. I was
quite happy to find that that two fields now have large sections of turf
and bare dirt that are flooded. Not a ton of shorebirds, but with this just
being the first day of flooding I didn't expect a lot. Hopefully these
flooded fields stick around for a while. This is the first time that I've
had this much flooding at this spot.

Killdeer 150
Lesser Yellowlegs 4 juv
Solitary Sandpiper 2
Semipalmated Sandpiper 2 juv
Pectoral Sandpiper 1 adult
American Kestrel 3
Red-headed Woodpecker 2

Landon Neumann
Logansport, Cass County



Subject: Worm Eating Warbler singing Aug 14
Date: Thu Aug 21 2014 20:54 pm
From: sueandtedulrich AT msn.com
 
Landon Neumann's email about a singing Cerulean reminded me that on August 14th I had a singing Worm-eating Warbler at Ross Hills Park in Tippecanoe County which I hadn't reported.  It really surprised me but was definitely a Worm-eating Warbler. Hadn't heard one all summer until then and I'd been in that area of the park several times as well as on our property (a few miles away as the crow flies) where they have nested on occasion.

Susan Ulrich

Date: Wed, 20 Aug 2014 21:38:37 -0400
From: landonneumann25@gmail.com
To: in-bird-l@list.indiana.edu
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Louisiana Waterthrush, Cerulean Warbler

Monday night my brother and I camped and canoed along the Eel River in Cass Co again. The highlights included a late Louisiana Waterthrush and a Cerulean Warbler. This is the first time I had Cerulean Warbler on this route this summer. It was at the spot we camped singing away. A few weeks back in July when we camped I thought I heard a Cerulean there, but all the Wood Thrushes and Northern Parulas singing in the background drowned it out. Turns out I was right. It was quite neat to see how bird song decreases over the summer. An area that is that filled with the song of Wood Thrush was pretty bare of their song this trip.

Eel RiverCanada Goose 6Wood Duck 5
Mallard 1Great Blue Heron (Blue form) 10
Green Heron 2Turkey Vulture 5
Osprey 3Bald Eagle 3
Red-tailed Hawk 1Killdeer 15
Spotted Sandpiper 23Solitary Sandpiper 3
Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon) 4Mourning Dove 2
Yellow-billed Cuckoo 5Great Horned Owl 1 young calling
Barred Owl 2Ruby-throated Hummingbird 3
Belted Kingfisher 8Red-headed Woodpecker 1
Red-bellied Woodpecker 3Downy Woodpecker 5
Hairy Woodpecker 2Northern Flicker (Yellow-shafted) 4
Pileated Woodpecker 8Eastern Wood-Pewee 15
Acadian Flycatcher 1Eastern Phoebe 1
Great Crested Flycatcher 1Eastern Kingbird 2
Yellow-throated Vireo 1Warbling Vireo (Eastern) 4
Red-eyed Vireo 1American Crow 2
Northern Rough-winged Swallow 20
Barn Swallow 5
Cliff Swallow 15Carolina Chickadee 1
White-breasted Nuthatch (Eastern) 5House Wren 3
Carolina Wren 1Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 2
Eastern Bluebird 1Wood Thrush 1
American Robin 3Gray Catbird 5
Cedar Waxwing 50Louisiana Waterthrush 1
Common Yellowthroat 2Cerulean Warbler 1
Song Sparrow 4Northern Cardinal 3
Rose-breasted Grosbeak 2Indigo Bunting 5
Common Grackle 4Baltimore Oriole 6
American Goldfinch 10


Landon NeumannLogansport, Cass County



Subject: goose Pond
Date: Thu Aug 21 2014 20:34 pm
From: whitehea AT indiana.edu
 
This morning Bob Kissel, Bob Dodd and I birded a number of spots in the
Goose Pond complex. Good weather, but high water in many spots. The
highlights;

100S (E of BH):
Canada Goose - 14
No Bobwhite - 1
Sharp-shinned Hawk - 1
Red-tailed Hawk - 1
Am.Kestrel - 6
E. Kingbird - 2
Bell's Vireo - 1
Common Yellowthroat - 2
Barn Swallow - 7
E. Towhee - 1
Indigo Bunting - 3

BH4/5:
Mallard - 2
No. Bobwhite - 9
Great Blue Heron - 1
Great Egret - 3
Killdeer - 35
Black-necked Stilt - 1
Spotted Sandpiper - 1
Least Sandpiper - 45
Bell's Vireo - 2
Sedge Wren - 6
Prairie Warbler - 1
Field Sparrow - 4
Savannah Sparrow - 2
Blue Grosbeak - 1
Indigo Bunting - 3
E. Meadowlark - 2

1000W:
E. wood-pewee - 1
Bell's Vireo - 1
Barn Swallow - 3
E. Bluebird - 4
Field Sparrow - 6
Blue Grosbeak - 1
Indigo Bunting - 2

MPE:
Great Egret - 6

GP 200S:
Purple Martin - 1
Tree Swallow - 32

GP9/10:
Wood Duck - 5
Pied-billed Grebe - 2
Double-cr. Cormorant - 2
Great Blue Heron - 2
Great Egret - 10
Least Bittern - 1
Bald Eagle - 1 (adult)
Field Sparrow - 4
Henslow's Sparrow - 1
Dickcissel - 1

GP11/12/13:
Great Blue Heron - 1
Great Egret - 16

Route 59 - both sides:
blue-winged Teal - 3
Great Blue Heron - 9
Great Egret - 65
Sandhill Crane - 1
Caspian Tern - 5

500/1200:
Red-tailed Hawk - 1
Killdeer - 1
E. Kingbird - 2
N. Rough-winged Swallow - 25
Blue Grosbeak - 3
Indigo Bunting - 1
E. Meadowlark - 3
Brown-headed Cowbird - 25

MPW from 1200 bridge:
Wood Duck - 65
Mallard - 25
Double-cr. Cormorant - 82
Great Blue Heron - 30
Great Egret - 65
E. Phoebe - 1
Swallows - 2000 (all species -dominated by Trees and Barns)


BH2:
Am. Black Duck - 1 (FOS)
Mallard - 3
Great Blue Heron - 1
Great Egret - 5
Green Heron - 1
Black-necked Stilt - 5
Lesser Yellowlegs - 1

Don Whitehead
Bloomington
whitehea@indiana.edu





Subject: Cane Ridge 8/21 - LBHE, SNEG, BBPL
Date: Thu Aug 21 2014 20:13 pm
From: in-bird-l AT list.indiana.edu
 

Spent a little over an hour at Cane Ridge this morning. Shorebird
numbers were down, but diversity was decent. Highlights were (3)
immature Little Blue Herons, a Snowy Egret and a Black-Bellied Plover. I
enjoyed watching the American White Pelicans go out to fish as the
Great Egrets and Little Blues lined the shore, waiting for lunch to be
driven toward them. Duck numbers were up, with both Teal species well
represented in addition to Northern Shovelers, Mallards and an early
Northern Pintail. Viewing conditions became challenging toward the end
as heat distortion
increased. Try as I might, I couldn't manage to turn any of the birds on
the mudflat
into a Baird's or Western Sandpiper.


Cane Ridge WMA, Gibson, US-IN
Aug 21, 2014 11:15 AM - 12:30 PM
Protocol: Stationary
37 species

Snow Goose 1 continuing intermediate-morph bird
Canada Goose 5
Wood Duck 4
Mallard 26
Blue-winged Teal 40
Northern Shoveler 16
Northern
Pintail 1 Apparent eclipse male. Sleek, warm brown duck with
unpatterned upperparts, long tail and dark blue-gray bill.
Green-winged
Teal 30 Small dark brown ducks were everywhere! Smaller than
present BWTE; much smaller than present Mallards. Green speculum seen on
several birds.
American White Pelican 18 continuing flock, many with post-breeding "dirty" head plumage
Great Blue Heron 3
Great Egret 26
Snowy Egret 1
Little Blue Heron 3
Turkey Vulture 4
Bald Eagle 1
Black-bellied Plover 1 in molt; mostly breeding plumage but very messy
Killdeer 10
Spotted Sandpiper 1
Greater Yellowlegs 5
Lesser Yellowlegs 3
Stilt Sandpiper 3
Least Sandpiper 6
Pectoral Sandpiper 2
Semipalmated Sandpiper 5
Short-billed Dowitcher 1
Ring-billed Gull 1
Least Tern 4 1 adult, 3 immature birds sitting on a sandbar and bathing at the water's edge
Caspian Tern 9
Black Tern 1
Eastern Kingbird 2
American Crow 1
Bank Swallow 30
Barn Swallow 3
Cedar Waxwing 1
Field Sparrow 1
Indigo Bunting 1
American Goldfinch 2

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Mark Welter
Indianapolis



Subject: White Ibis Yes
Date: Thu Aug 21 2014 17:55 pm
From: msenochs AT comcast.net
 
The Summit Lake White Ibis is still present as of 6:45.  It has been hanging out near the picnic area directly north of the boat launch.

Scott Enochs
Indianapolis

Sent from my iPhone



Subject: Summit Lake White Ibis: yes
Date: Thu Aug 21 2014 13:29 pm
From: in-bird-l AT list.indiana.edu
 
Since Marisa Windell had not seen the White Ibis and it was a state bird for her, she and I drove south through increasingly heavy, sometimes torrential, rain.  When we arrived at Summit Lake, the rain slackened to light rain, which helped.  The White Ibis, undisturbed since no one else was in the park, was feeding along the shore just east of the west boat launch around 10:15.


Jim Haw



Subject: White Ibis
Date: Thu Aug 21 2014 11:19 am
From: in-bird-l AT list.indiana.edu
 
Congrats! White Ibis still present at 11:00 AM 8/21Christopher CollinsSent from Yahoo Mail for iPhone



Subject: White Ibis
Date: Thu Aug 21 2014 10:04 am
From: grounds11 AT frontier.com
 
Barbara & I chased the white ibis at Summit Lake. 2 1/2 hr drive & found in 10 minutes. Photos later. The bird was in view until we left at 2:30 p.m. 8/20.

Good Birding,

Russ Allison



Subject: Indy Eagle Creek Airport Fish Crow update
Date: Thu Aug 21 2014 7:05 am
From: spikeselig AT sbcglobal.net
 
Many have come to watch theFish Crows. I hope below will help.
The Fish Crows I have been watching each morning for the last week and a half at the Indianapolis Eagle Creek Airport hangars stay in the area but leave theT light pole about 7:30am after preening. They then fly up to the tall high tension wire utility towers, the line of whichruns just East of the airport then In the afternoon, they leave the towers and forage sometimes South of 38thSt.When they fly South, I have not been able to locate where they go. The line of hugeutility wire towers runs South to some large gravel lakesjust west of I 465 andSouth of I 74 down tohighway 136. If you want to try and find this assumed afternoon crow location,Turn S at the T onto S Dandy Trail and cross over Interstate 74. Turn in to housing area to East. Many lakes and channels dot this area, some lakes "large". The utility lines cross the lakes and there is a drive around. This areahas been heavily and densely developed for
house-office business-rental. I spent yesterday morning trying to find the crows at this area but not successful. However, the crows were on the vary tops of the towers on both sides of 38th ST. Be careful, I took pictures of 7 crows on the power lines at the SW corner of the airport next to 38th Street. They were Americans! Sibley's cell phone App says that Fish Crows habitually perch on wires while Americans rarely do. These 7 were on the wires. Listen to the calls, this group of regular crowsdid notgo long without their scolding, harassing, intimidating calls. The Fish Crows sometimes go longer without giving their more passivenasal uninflected "Woosy" Calls. On the video I posted, stop the video at points where the Fish crows swoop up to land. The tail of the fish crow fans out incredibly wide. If you stop the video at points where the crows are flying, note pointed wings with parallel wing primaries that are vary
thin, long, and many times pointing jmorerearward. This makes the rear edge of the wing irregular and not parallel to the front edge. TheAmerican's front and back of the wings stay parallel with a straight back edge and splayed out wing primaries. It is hard to see this in flight without a picture.Youmight notice theFish Crows doing more gliding in their flight that I have not noticed in the Americans. Be sure to watch the video link I posted as the Fish Crows discover how to cover the taxiway light photo censorwith their tails and turn it on 3 times. This light turn on occurson the left light just as video position marker dot on the bottom of your screen gets to the tower.The first time I watched the video, I thought the two crows were begging for from a parent. I believe now the two crows turning on the light are males, one the nesting partner of the 3rd, larger femalecrow they sidle up to, and the other a second male who
is bullied aside several times in the video. I have read that oftenwithFish Crows,a secondmale sometimes joins up with a mated and nesting pair and helps with nest building and baby raisingwith hope of a chance to mate with the femalemating, though the article points out, the second male is seldom successful with the mating.I hope I can find where I suspect these crows are bathing each morning before they come in and preen. In the last three days, my 5:30 wanderings in the area have not found this assumed place.
Spike



Subject: Eagle Creek fish Crows tuesday.
Date: Thu Aug 21 2014 6:34 am
From: spikeselig AT sbcglobal.net
 
The Fish Crows I have been watching each morning for the last week and a half at the Indianapolis Eagle Creek Airport hangars stay in the area but leave theT light pole about 7:30 after preening. They then fly up to the tall high tension wire utility towers, the line of whichruns South to some large gravel lakesjust west of I 465 andSouth of I 74 down tohighway 136. The utility lines cross the lakes and there is a drive around. This areahas been heavily and densely developed for house-office business-rental. I spent yesterday morning trying to find the crows at this area but not successful. However, the crows were on the vary tops of the towers on both sides of 38th ST. Be careful, I took pictures of 7 crows on the power lines at the SW corner of the airport next to 38th Street. They were Americans! Sibley's cell phone App says that Fish Crows habitually perch on wires while Americans rarely do. Listen to the calls,
this group of regular crowsdoes notgo long without their scolding, harassing, intimidating calls. The Fish Crows sometimes go longer without giving their more passiveuninflected "Woosy" Calls. On the video I posted,stop the video at points where the Fish crows swoop up to land. The tail of the fish crow fans out incredibly wide. If you stop the video at points where the crows are flying, note pointed wings with parallel wing primaries that are vary thin, long, and many times pointing rearward. This makes the rear edge of the wing irregular and not parallel to the front edge. TheAmerican's front and back of the wings stay parallel with a straight back edge and splayed out wing primaries. It is hard to see this in flight without a picture.Youmight notice theFish Crows doing more gliding in their flight that I have not noticed in the Americans. Be sure to watch the video link I posted as the Fish Crows discover how to
cover the taxiway light photo censorwith their tails and turn it on 3 times. This light turn on occurson the left light just as video position marker dot marker dot on the bottom of your screen gets to the tower.I believe now the two crows turning on the light are males, one the nesting partner of the 3rd crow, and the other a second male who is bullied aside several times in the video. I have read that a secondmale sometimes joins up with a mated and nesting pair and helps with nesting with hope of mating. The article says the second crow probably is attempting to mate butit is almost always unsuccessful.I hope I can find where I suspect these crows are bathing each morning before they come in and preen. My 5:30 wanderings in the area have not found this assumed place.
Spike


On Wednesday, August 20, 2014 8:05 AM, James Haw wrote:



Congratulations on your great discovery of these birds! And thanks for the updates.

Do you know if the Fish Crows are around the airport all day, or do they come and go?

Jim Haw



-----Original Message-----
From: Spike Selig
To: IN-BIRD-L
Sent: Tue, Aug 19, 2014 9:03 pm
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Eagle Creek fish Crows tuesday.


There were 13 Fish Crows on the vary tops of the Two towers that straddle East 38th St at the SE end of Eagle Creek Airort tonight at 6pm. The crows were doing the single Gaaah calls, the double Gaaaah calls, the Tripple calls with the heavy RRRR and the AAAAAA-aaaaa, the calls frequent enough to sound like to Sibley's bird app Fish Crow Group (murder?) calls.A 14th Fish Crow was on the wire at the T intersection S of Ricks and only a few feet off 38th St. There were also 6 American Crows near the S end of the runway this morning. The crows did not go to the T between the hangars.
On another note, my wife Mary was walking our dog in the park W of Moler Road when a group of Robins showed up. One of the Robins was all white except for a few "black" feathers. There were also 36 Mournings Doves next to the crow on the wire and a juvenileCoopers Hawk on the airport fence 100 feet away.
Spike



Subject: Loggerhead shrike at snakey point and lbhe Wed eve
Date: Wed Aug 20 2014 21:35 pm
From: jeremy.ross AT hotmail.com
 

I was driving by snakey point and was shocked, surprised and tickled to see a shrike on the power line near the boat ramp. I got out to look a little closer and it went to maxey trails.
On a side note, there were little blue herons at Dillin and buck's this afternoon. Not a huge amount but interesting to note there seems to be a little blue 'vasion on the refuge.
Jeremy Ross, Petersburg



Subject: SW Allen-- Aug. 20 PM
Date: Wed Aug 20 2014 20:58 pm
From: rrang AT frontier.com
 
Serv-All ponds off Engle Road at 4:40-- one immature Black-crowned Night Heron

West end of Eagle Marsh at 5:55-- two Caspian Terns still there with most of the gulls gone; no new shorebirds to add to Ed Powers' post

Rodger Rang
Fort Wayne



Subject: Louisiana Waterthrush, Cerulean Warbler
Date: Wed Aug 20 2014 20:39 pm
From: landonneumann25 AT gmail.com
 
Monday night my brother and I camped and canoed along the Eel River in Cass
Co again. The highlights included a late Louisiana Waterthrush and a
Cerulean Warbler. This is the first time I had Cerulean Warbler on this
route this summer. It was at the spot we camped singing away. A few weeks
back in July when we camped I thought I heard a Cerulean there, but all the
Wood Thrushes and Northern Parulas singing in the background drowned it
out. Turns out I was right. It was quite neat to see how bird song
decreases over the summer. An area that is that filled with the song of
Wood Thrush was pretty bare of their song this trip.

Eel River
Canada Goose 6
Wood Duck 5
Mallard 1
Great Blue Heron (Blue form) 10
Green Heron 2
Turkey Vulture 5
Osprey 3
Bald Eagle 3
Red-tailed Hawk 1
Killdeer 15
Spotted Sandpiper 23
Solitary Sandpiper 3
Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon) 4
Mourning Dove 2
Yellow-billed Cuckoo 5
Great Horned Owl 1 young calling
Barred Owl 2
Ruby-throated Hummingbird 3
Belted Kingfisher 8
Red-headed Woodpecker 1
Red-bellied Woodpecker 3
Downy Woodpecker 5
Hairy Woodpecker 2
Northern Flicker (Yellow-shafted) 4
Pileated Woodpecker 8
Eastern Wood-Pewee 15
Acadian Flycatcher 1
Eastern Phoebe 1
Great Crested Flycatcher 1
Eastern Kingbird 2
Yellow-throated Vireo 1
Warbling Vireo (Eastern) 4
Red-eyed Vireo 1
American Crow 2
Northern Rough-winged Swallow 20
Barn Swallow 5
Cliff Swallow 15
Carolina Chickadee 1
White-breasted Nuthatch (Eastern) 5
House Wren 3
Carolina Wren 1
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 2
Eastern Bluebird 1
Wood Thrush 1
American Robin 3
Gray Catbird 5
Cedar Waxwing 50
Louisiana Waterthrush 1
Common Yellowthroat 2
Cerulean Warbler 1
Song Sparrow 4
Northern Cardinal 3
Rose-breasted Grosbeak 2
Indigo Bunting 5
Common Grackle 4
Baltimore Oriole 6
American Goldfinch 10

Landon Neumann
Logansport, Cass County



Subject: eBird Report - Elkhart River, Millrace and Woods, Aug 20, 2014
Date: Wed Aug 20 2014 19:41 pm
From: ekjwh68 AT hotmail.com
 
Here is the report of today's morning birdwalk in Goshen.

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


> Date: Wed, 20 Aug 2014 20:33:05 -0400
> From: ebird-checklist@cornell.edu
> Subject: eBird Report - Elkhart River, Millrace and Woods, Aug 20, 2014
>
> Elkhart River, Millrace and Woods, Elkhart, US-IN
> Aug 20, 2014 7:15 AM - 11:30 AM
> Protocol: Traveling
> 3.5 mile(s)
> Comments: It was a pleasant day though a bit muggy. Temp was in the 70's with occasional light breeze. The best bird was a Yellow-billed Cuckoo that gave us great looks from all angles for about 5 minutes. Unfortunately the battery on my camera was down and I forgot to charge it or put in a spare...Observers were: Larry Ford, Liz Jacobs, Ann Kauffman, Don Beyeler, Willie Buck, John Harley and Gary Keister.
> 40 species
>
> Canada Goose 29
> Mute Swan 3
> Wood Duck 7
> Mallard 38
> Great Blue Heron 3
> Spotted Sandpiper 1
> Mourning Dove 4
> Yellow-billed Cuckoo 1
> Chimney Swift 6
> Ruby-throated Hummingbird 8 all females
> Belted Kingfisher 2
> Red-bellied Woodpecker 4
> Downy Woodpecker 7
> Northern Flicker 2
> Eastern Wood-Pewee 4
> Eastern Phoebe 1
> Yellow-throated Vireo 4
> Warbling Vireo 1
> Red-eyed Vireo 5
> Blue Jay 1
> American Crow 4
> Northern Rough-winged Swallow 45 numbers are beginning to increase
> Black-capped Chickadee 5
> Tufted Titmouse 7
> White-breasted Nuthatch 11
> House Wren 1
> Carolina Wren 7
> Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 1
> American Robin 21
> Gray Catbird 12
> European Starling 8
> Cedar Waxwing 16
> Chipping Sparrow 3
> Song Sparrow 3
> Northern Cardinal 26
> Indigo Bunting 2
> Baltimore Oriole 11
> House Finch 7
> American Goldfinch 15
> House Sparrow 36
>
> View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S19527580
>
> This report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (http://ebird.org)



Subject: Summit Lake White Ibis
Date: Wed Aug 20 2014 19:11 pm
From: robertjwilliams AT earthlink.net
 
The Summit Lake white ibis was obligingly close this morning, and when I arrived, Dennis Roth's binoculars were already pointed squarely at it:

http://skylight.smugmug.com/Bi...

Robert Williams
Muncie



Subject: Cane Ridge Wed. the 20th
Date: Wed Aug 20 2014 18:09 pm
From: otus44 AT sbcglobal.net
 
After reading about the shorebirds at Cane Ridge, we had a chance to go today
looking for the Western and Baird's Sandpiper as well as the Black-bellied Plover.
We found none of those but did find:
Killdeer (of course)
Semipalmated Plover
Least Sand
Semipalmated Sand
Pectoral Sand
Short-billed Dowitcher
Greater Yellowlegs
Lesser Yellowlegs
Great Egret
Great Blue Heron
SNOWY EGRET (imm) returning two hours later I saw what appeared to be an adult
American White Pelican 2
Least Tern 5
Black Tern 3
Caspian Tern 15
among other species of ducks, swallows, and other passerines.

At Tern Bar Slough we had
Sedge Wren 3
Henslow's Sparrow 2

1 Bell's Vireo was calling along the road along the lake east of Tern Bar.

Gary and Lisa Bowman




Subject: Lake Monroe
Date: Wed Aug 20 2014 15:25 pm
From: whitehea AT indiana.edu
 
Yesterday morning Betsy and I birded the Paynetown area on Lake Monroe
- lovely conditions - the lake was as flat as we have ever seen it -
but no birds on it to disturb the surface. The morning's highlights:

Mallard - 7
Great Blue Heron - 4
Black Vulture - 2
Turkey Vulture - 29
Ruby-thr. Hummingbird - 1
Red-headed Woodpecker - 2
No. Flicker - 3
E. Wood-pewee - 2
E. Phoebe - 4
E. Kingbird - 5
White-eyed Vireo - 1
Warbling Vireo - 1
Red-eyed Vireo - 4
Barn Swallow - 35
Blue-gray gnatcatcher - 5
E. Bluebird - 7
Am. Robin - 12
Chipping Sparrow - 14
Indigo bunting - 2
House Finch - 4
Am. goldfinch - 12

Don Whitehead
Bloomington
whitehea@indiana.edu




Subject: Eagle Marsh, Ft Wayne
Date: Wed Aug 20 2014 15:19 pm
From: in-bird-l AT list.indiana.edu
 

The two Caspiean Terns reported by Rodger Rang was the high point of my walk at Eagle Marsh this afternoon. The shorebirds were all north of Trail 2, west of the Pump Road.

Eagle Marsh, Allen, US-IN
Aug 20, 2014 2:00 PM - 3:05 PM
Protocol: Traveling
1.0 mile(s)
Comments: 82 deg, moderate wind, partly cloudy
16 species

Mallard 33
Blue-winged Teal 2
Great Blue Heron 6
Great Egret 5
Turkey Vulture 2
Red-tailed Hawk 1
Killdeer 2
Greater Yellowlegs 5
Lesser Yellowlegs 2
Least Sandpiper 2
Semipalmated Sandpiper 2
Ring-billed Gull 32
Caspian Tern 2
Barn Swallow 6
European Starling 50
American Goldfinch 6

View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S19525265

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

Ed Powers, Allen County



Subject: Eagle Marsh CATEs-- Aug. 20 PM
Date: Wed Aug 20 2014 14:19 pm
From: rrang AT frontier.com
 
I noted two Caspian Terns among a group of 25+ gullsin the SW corner of the main impoundment at the west end of Eagle Marsh this afternoonduring a brief post-work scan. I didn't have time to run down Trail 2 to check for new shorebirds that may have arrived with the passing weak cold front.

Rodger Rang
Fort Wayne



Subject: Red Knot, Michigan city harbor
Date: Wed Aug 20 2014 14:18 pm
From: grube.brendan AT gmail.com
 
In-bird
A juvenile Red Knot landed on the outer breakwall at the harbor between
9:00-10:30 a.m. this morning. I never saw it leave, but I left when I
hadn't seen it for a half hour.

Brendan Grube



Subject: Baird's Sandpiper
Date: Wed Aug 20 2014 12:57 pm
From: hostas4u AT frontier.com
 
Yesterday I had a chance to make a trip to Cane ridge, to look for the Baird’s. I got there around 5:30pm and Chris Newman was already there scoping out the mudflats. After some long looks and lots of use of field guides we finally were satisfied we found it. Yay! Lifer. There were also lots of GREGs and 2 SNEGs, also a BBPL.
Bob & Jesse Meir and Bob’s wife stopped by to look also. Was happy to get another lifer, that now puts me at # 308. I was able to get # 300 in Alaska.
The Hummingbirds are still a little slow here at my house, but it’s slowly picking up.

Vicky Whitaker
Oakland City



Subject: Fwd: White Ibis, 8/20/14
Date: Wed Aug 20 2014 11:39 am
From: birder4in AT gmail.com
 
Now in picnic area immediately E of ramp taking a nap with geese.
Ed

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: *Ed Hopkins*
Date: Wednesday, August 20, 2014
Subject: White Ibis, 8/20/14
To: "in-bird-l (in-bird-l@list.indiana.edu)"


White Ibis is working the N edge of spit N & W of the boat ramp at Summit
lake SRA. It disappeared behind the island @ 11:50 after walking from the
E end by numerous geese.

----

Ed Hopkins

W La Fayette, IN


--
Ed Hopkins
W Lafayette, IN




--
Ed Hopkins
W Lafayette, IN



Subject: White Ibis, 8/20/14
Date: Wed Aug 20 2014 11:18 am
From: birder4in AT gmail.com
 
White Ibis is working the N edge of spit N & W of the boat ramp at Summit
lake SRA. It disappeared behind the island @ 11:50 after walking from the
E end by numerous geese.

----

Ed Hopkins

W La Fayette, IN


--
Ed Hopkins
W Lafayette, IN



Subject: More little blue herons
Date: Tue Aug 19 2014 21:05 pm
From: jeremy.ross AT hotmail.com
 

I walked into bucks marsh of the patoka NWR tonight. I counted 31 little blues! Not a typo, 31! All but one were white. There were also 42 great egrets. And only four great blues and seven greens.
Other things of note, blue wing teal, mallards, woodies, one solitary sp and interestingly two Caspian terns flew high overhead from the south.
And things to note due to absence: no black birds of any species.
Jeremy Ross, Petersburg



Subject: Eagle Creek fish Crows tuesday.
Date: Tue Aug 19 2014 20:03 pm
From: spikeselig AT sbcglobal.net
 
There were 13 Fish Crows on the vary tops of the Two towers that straddle East 38th St at the SE end of Eagle Creek Airort tonight at 6pm. The crows were doing the single Gaaah calls, the double Gaaaah calls, the Tripple calls with the heavy RRRR and the AAAAAA-aaaaa, the calls frequent enough to sound like to Sibley's bird app Fish Crow Group (murder?) calls.A 14th Fish Crow was on the wire at the T intersection S of Ricks and only a few feet off 38th St. There were also 6 American Crows near the S end of the runway this morning. The crows did not go to the T between the hangars.
On another note, my wife Mary was walking our dog in the park W of Moler Road when a group of Robins showed up. One of the Robins was all white except for a few "black" feathers. There were also 36 Mournings Doves next to the crow on the wire and a juvenileCoopers Hawk on the airport fence 100 feet away.
Spike



Subject: White Ibis Summit Lake SP
Date: Tue Aug 19 2014 15:22 pm
From: in-bird-l AT list.indiana.edu
 
On Sunday, Paul D. found an immature White Ibis at Summit Lake State Park, Henry County. He took a photo and shared it with Jeff Timmons who shared it on Facebook on Monday. The bird was not relocated by birders who visited on Monday. Jim Haw and Sandy Schacht relocated the bird at approx 10:45am this morning (Aug 19). Jim reports the bird was seen right at the edge of the water at the west boat launch. This is the same location where Paul D. saw it on Sunday. While Jim and Sandy were present, the ibis and some geese flew out of sight to the west. The ibis returned to the boat launch at 12:30pm.

Jim phoned to let me know about the bird and I arrived at the park at approx 1:40pm. The bird was not at the boat launch but during a quick scan of the narrow strip of willows to the north, I found the bird with Canada Geese. During the time I was present - approx 1:40pm to 2:50pm - the ibis remained in this same area. It was quite easy to overlook if it was standing behind a goose or if it went on the other side of the willows. The spit is approximately 400 feet from the tip of land at the boat launch area.

Summit Lake has nooks where the ibis can disappear. From just the few reports, it appears the bird is maintaining a loose association with the geese. When I was present, there were some geese at the boat launch and others at the spit. The geese at the spit included a handful with white neck collars. No geese at the beach had neck collars.

Take Messick Road north from State Road 36 into the park. Take a left at the stop sign past the gate and then take the first right to the west boat launch. Check the edges of the water for the ibis. If not present, I'd recommend parking your car and scoping the willow spit to the north and the larger island to the NNE.

Jan L. found an immature White Ibis at Holliday Park, Indianapolis about 8 or 9 days ago (reported to eBird) which was not refound. She shared two photos of the bird on eBird. I just reviewed the photos and do not believe the birds are the same. The Indianapolis bird was a bit further along in color change of the bill and feet.

Two photos of the Summit Lake bird:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/...

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


Don Gorney
Indianapolis, IN
317.501.4212
dongorney AT yahoo.com



Subject: Summit Lake White ibis
Date: Tue Aug 19 2014 14:54 pm
From: in-bird-l AT list.indiana.edu
 
As Don Gorney has posted, Sandy Schacht and I found the imm. White Ibis from the (west) boat launch at Summit Lake around 10:50 a.m. today.  It was with Canada Geese at the end of the peninsula just east of the boat launch.  About 11:10, a mowing crew began mowing the grass on the peninsula, and the geese and ibis all flushed and flew west--didn't see exactly where they went.  After the mower finished, a couple of fishermen went out to the tip of the point and set up shop, insuring that the bird would not be back there while they stayed.  We returned to the boat launch around 12:40 and the ibis was feeding in the edge of the water right by the boat launch.


During our first sighting, we met Pete Domery, who said the ibis was in the same place when he saw it on Sunday. I'm thinking the best strategy is to check the west boat launch area thoroughly, including going through geese flocks. If the ibis is not seen, check the same spot later. Since the birds flew west when they left, walking trail 2 from the campground area along the south shore near the west end of the lake could produce it as well.


Don Gorney may have further insights or corrections when he does a full post later.


Jim Haw.



Subject: White Ibis relocated Summit Lake
Date: Tue Aug 19 2014 13:29 pm
From: in-bird-l AT list.indiana.edu
 
The imm White Ibis seen by one person on Sunday was relocated this morning by Jim Haw and Sandy Schact at summit lake state park. They saw at west boat launch. I found bird with geese on narrow spit with willows north of same boat launch. Out of view right now. More later.

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Subject: Kingbirds
Date: Mon Aug 18 2014 21:00 pm
From: in-bird-l AT list.indiana.edu
 
We have also been privy to a couple of fledged Kingbird families this late summer/ early fall, including interactions with our Martin colony, Kingfishers, Robins, Cooper's Hawk ( joined by swallows and Martins) and even a Green Heron! They seem to have had a banner nesting season. 

It seems that once the young fledge, Kingbirds become very protective and the juves seem to delight in aerial games- more than any species I know of-Often being scolded back to the tree top by twittering adults in hot pursuit. Every am and pm the Kingbird show is hard to ignore.
There are some great literary references (Peterson comes to mind) as to the superior flying ability ( the finest flyer) and fearlessness of the Eastern Kingbird and it apparently peaks with this, the family flight period.
John Kendall
Warsaw

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Subject: Eastern Kingbird harassing Chimney Swift
Date: Mon Aug 18 2014 18:49 pm
From: fab5farrells AT gmail.com
 
Today I noticed an adult Eastern Kingbird harassing a Chimney Swift.
Amazingly, the kingbird kept up with the swift. The kingbird chased the
swift 2 times before I left. Any ideas why a kingbird would chase a swift
at this season? Thanks!

Cameron Farrell
Young birder of Granger, IN
https://www.flickr.com/photos/...



Subject: Fish Crows practice take offs and landings at Eagle Creek Airport, Inianapolis, Ind.
Date: Mon Aug 18 2014 17:12 pm
From: spikeselig AT sbcglobal.net
 
I had all kinds of trouble posting this video on YouTube. Finally, I went to Best Buy and asked them if they would post it. It was supposed to read "Fish Crows,extremely rare in Indianapolis, practice take offs and landings at Eagle Creek Airport.The body was supposed to read:"They discover how to cover the dusk to dawn sensorswith theirwings and tails to turn on the runway lights!.After the Geektyped and posted it,I found out he had left a lot out. The "Cuties" I had put in for practicing take offs and landings at Eagle Creek Airport and that the airport lights were runway lights got left out. I will repost with corrections at a later date. It might go viral if worded correctly, so my ego says.

As the video opens, notice the two Kestrels on the "T" lightarm waiting to defend their nest area (Their nest in the adjacent, farthest West,largest hangar door overhang). The Fish Crows drive them off. The Fish Crows on the left light, half way through the videotripped the light when their tails covered the sensor. They tried to discover what turned the light on but thelight went off when they turned to look and uncovering the sensor.One Fish Crow returned later in the video and was able to get the light to go two more times!!!!!!

These crows have been at this T light at the SE end of the airport hangars between the closest two hangars (W of 2 much larger) to the runway. They then fly up and land on the vary tallhigh tension wire towers at the SE end of the airport property.

Picture was taken with Samsung Galaxy S2 held by hand behind Vortex 8X56 binoculars resting on top of gate with all the keep out type signs Holding this for a long time made for some shakes near end of video.The "T" light post is 100' S of gate that has all the airport no tress pass restriction sighns. About the same time each morning, the group of Fish Crows come in and land on the T, afterwhich, the spend 20 or so minuets preening and socializing. If you want to watch them the times they arrived at this light postfor the past 4days: 7:04am, 6:03am, 6:08am, and 7:20am. Rain was sprinkling andmorning skies were darker on days the birds came inat 7. I think they roost at night at the woods just north of the Rick's BoatYardCafe' Just West of the South end of the airport a block North of the 38th St T intersection. There are 4 American crows that feed near the runways each day but so far, I have not seen the two groups intermingle.
It is so nice to see Crows doing their morning preening and interacting.At both thebeginning and the end of the video, if you listen closely, you can hear one of the Crows do a caaaa (nasal) call while it puffs its throatout.Sunday, the crows made 3 of the ough ough nasal calls, the three part calls they have beendoing vary infrequently. Enjoy.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gm8Hd35p308

Spike



Subject: Cane Ridge: Western Sandpiper
Date: Mon Aug 18 2014 15:10 pm
From: carroll656 AT msn.com
 
Went to Cane Ridge, Gibson County this morning where I met up with Chuck Mills.  Main highlight being good looks at a juvenile Western Sandpiper.  The water level rose some with the 2 rainfall, but not dramatically.  Overall shorebird numbers not large, but continuing Black-bellied Plover, Short-billed Dowitcher, and Semipalmated Plover were also seen.  Only three Least Terns along with four Black Terns and three Caspians (two at  Stump Pond).

Also at Stump Pond I heard an Alder Flycatcher calling.

https://flic.kr/p/oMS7sK

Evan Speck



Subject: Blue-winged Warblers
Date: Mon Aug 18 2014 13:11 pm
From: landonneumann25 AT gmail.com
 
This morning I birded Spring Creek Nursery hoping for some early songbird
migrants. I really didn't get what I was looking for, but I did get 2
Blue-winged Warblers. Hard to say if these were migrants. This species does
breed here, but they were at the wrong part of the property in which they
bred this summer. Also had a Hooded Warbler still on territory.

Spring Creek Nursery
Ruby-throated Hummingbird 2
Belted Kingfisher 1
Red-headed Woodpecker 4
Red-bellied Woodpecker 2
Downy Woodpecker 1
Pileated Woodpecker 1
Eastern Wood-Pewee 3
Acadian Flycatcher 1
Eastern Kingbird 2
Yellow-throated Vireo 1
Warbling Vireo 1
Red-eyed Vireo 1
Purple Martin 1
Carolina Chickadee 6
Tufted Titmouse 2
White-breasted Nuthatch 2
House Wren 3
Wood Thrush 1
Gray Catbird 3
Blue-winged Warbler 2
Common Yellowthroat 1
Hooded Warbler 1
American Redstart 3
Eastern Towhee 1
Field Sparrow 1
Song Sparrow 1
Northern Cardinal 2
Indigo Bunting 1
Baltimore Oriole 1
American Goldfinch 1

Checked the county shorebird spots on the way back. The only thing of note
was a juvenile Semipalmated Sandpiper at 17.

Landon Neumann
Logansport, Cass County



Subject: Juvenile White Ibis - Summit Lake
Date: Mon Aug 18 2014 10:23 am
From: jeffreytimmons AT comcast.net
 
Very sorry.  Photo is from 8/17/14 and not today.  


Sent from my smartphone

-------- Original message --------From: Jeff Timmons Date:08/18/2014 10:41 AM (GMT-05:00) To: "in-bird-l@list indiana. edu" Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Juvenile White Ibis - Summit Lake


Juvenile White Ibis photographed 8/18/14 at Summit Lake. I did not take the photo and I do not have any other details at this time. Photo by Pete Domery.



Sent from my smartphone



Subject: Juvenile White Ibis - Summit Lake
Date: Mon Aug 18 2014 9:41 am
From: jeffreytimmons AT comcast.net
 


Juvenile White Ibis photographed 8/18/14 at Summit Lake.  I did not take the photo and I do not have any other details at this time.  Photo by Pete Domery.



Sent from my smartphone



Subject: Bucks Marsh, Patoka NWR, Sunday eve.
Date: Mon Aug 18 2014 7:59 am
From: jeremy.ross AT hotmail.com
 
The rain had made me stir crazy so with it clearing up later in the evening, I tromped into Bucks Marsh from 7-8:30pm.  It was exciting to see the changes over the last couple weeks.


18! - little blue herons (one blue adult)

15 - great egrets

5 - Great Blue Herons

6 - BW teal (FOS)

6 - Mallards

20 - Wood ducks

10 - least sandpiper

8 - lesser yellow legs

x- kildeer, chimney swift, swallows, (not many, I just didn't count)

2 - black terns

1 - green heron





Jeremy Ross
Petersburg, IN



Subject: 2 Piping Plovers - Lake Street Beach - 8/17/14 ( in the evening)
Date: Sun Aug 17 2014 21:50 pm
From: in-bird-l AT list.indiana.edu
 
This
evening, around 5 pm, I arrived at Lake Street Beach in Gary, IN. Things were
fairly quiet until I was about to leave. As I made one last scan to the east of
the parking lot, I found 4 Sanderlings with two Piping Plovers, which I believe
to be juveniles. The birds were fairly skittish and never let me get two close
to them. Two groups of beach walkers made them take flight twice, but,
fortunately, they returned to the beach. Photos are on my flickr site and the
banding information (from what I could tell) is below.
 
Matt
Kalwasinski
https://www.flickr.com/photos/...
 
Lake Street Beach/Miller
Beach (Lake Co.), Lake, US-IN
Aug 17, 2014 5:10 PM - 7:10 PM

Turkey Vulture  1
Piping Plover  2
Sanderling  4
Baird's Sandpiper  1
Bonaparte's Gull  1 - juv
Ring-billed Gull  50    estimate
Herring Gull  3
Caspian Tern  9
Chimney Swift  1
 
Piping
Plover #1
Left leg –
light blue near foot and orange near body
Right leg –
two colored band near foot = light blue on bottom and orange on top; metal band
near body
 
Piping
Plover #2
Left leg - two
colored band near foot = light blue on bottom and orange on top; metal band
near body
Right leg –
no colored bands – only metal band near body



Subject: Nighthawks
Date: Sun Aug 17 2014 19:01 pm
From: in-bird-l AT list.indiana.edu
 
A dozen migrating Common Nighthawks have joined Ring-billed Gulls and a Family of Purple Martins on an insect hatch this evening on Big Chapman Lake. 
This is the largest flock of Nighthawks I have seen at this location.
John Kendall
Warsaw

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Subject: Lakefront Merlin, Terns, Baird's Sandpiper
Date: Sun Aug 17 2014 18:40 pm
From: in-bird-l AT list.indiana.edu
 
A morning lakewatch at the Lake St. USX impoundment yielded a few shorebird species, a Merlin, Common Terns anda juv. Baird's Sandpiper.
At Marquette Park, I had Black, Forsters, and Common Terns, followed by more of the same at Portage Lakefront Park, where a group was working back and forth off the inlet.
While birding, Ihad a great, convenient, andbirdy lunch at Carmella's Caf, which is the Miller BeachMarquette Park destination formerly known as "The Concession Stand". This is a private concession,paying rent andCarmeall is catering to birders and hopes to keep the warm restroom and services going through fall into winter.I would encourage birders to support thislocal scene, and the food is fine-I had an Italian sausage with everything while some terns flew by. No longer do I need to stop birdingand have todrive into Gary to eat. The food is good and they serve several types ofcoffee, fresh squeezed lemonade (which I had last week). They also have grilled food on weekends.

Lake St.
Miller Beach--USX Steel Impoundment, Lake, US-IN
Aug 17, 2014 8:15 AM - 11:45 AM
Protocol: Traveling
2.0 mile(s)
Comments: Submitted from BirdLog NA for iOS, version 1.7.6
18 species

Mallard 2
Double-crested Cormorant 25
Turkey Vulture 3
Spotted Sandpiper 5
Solitary Sandpiper 1
Baird's Sandpiper 1 Juv
Least Sandpiper 5
Semipalmated Sandpiper 2
Caspian Tern 5
Common Tern 13
Belted Kingfisher 1
American Kestrel 1
Merlin (Taiga) 1 Bird was observed flying in from west and low. could easily discern compact shape and direct
flight characteristic of this species.
Warbling Vireo (Eastern) 1
Barn Swallow 11
Cedar Waxwing 2
Song Sparrow 2
American Goldfinch 3



Carmella's Cafe(Marquette Park):
Marquette Park (Lake Co.), Lake, US-IN
Aug 17, 2014 12:31 PM - 1:11 PM
Protocol: Stationary
Comments: Submitted from BirdLog NA for iOS, version 1.7.6
6 species

Caspian Tern 7
Black Tern 1
Common Tern 12
Forster's Tern 1
Purple Martin 2
Barn Swallow 13



Portage Lakefront Park:
Indiana Dunes--Portage Lakefront & Riverwalk, Porter, US-IN
Aug 17, 2014 1:00 PM - 1:15 PM
Protocol: Stationary
Comments: Submitted from BirdLog NA for iOS, version 1.7.6
5 species

Caspian Tern 3
Black Tern 1
Common Tern 14
Forster's Tern 2
Northern Mockingbird 2


John Kendall
Warsaw



Subject: More Serv-All BCNHs-- Aug. 17 PM
Date: Sun Aug 17 2014 16:10 pm
From: rrang AT frontier.com
 
I checked the Serv-All ponds off Engle Road in SW Allen County on this verywarm, muggy afternoon to see if last Thursday's immature BCNH might be hunting the same area again. Today I found FIVE Black-crowned Night Herons-- one immature and four adults-- hunting from and directlyunderthe same group of large willows in the SW corner of the western-most pond. Occasionally, one or more birds would disappear completelyinto the substantial areas ofthick leaves, somaybe there were actually more than five individuals present.

At least three of the birds were at times chest-deep in the water just below the thick branches, mostly with just heads and necks visible. It seemed like a good way to cool off, but their clear intent was feeding as I saw numerous forward lunges and, one time, an amusing effort by one of them to get something down. But even when up in the low willow limbs, the birds were clearly in hunt-mode, one adult even with itshead and neck in a downward posture for quite a while, stretchedto below the branch it was standing on. Ack! Gave me a neck-ache just lookin' at it.

Other birds of some interest here were five Great Egrets, four cormorants, and two Lesser Yellowlegs.

My only other notes of interest from the immediate area this weekend: a calling Sedge Wren along the main Eagle Marsh drive on Saturday morning, and an adult Red-tailed Hawk lifting off from Eagle Marsh's Trail 2 with an unidentified snake in its talons on Friday afternoon.

Rodger Rang
Fort Wayne



Subject: Eagle Creek Park, Sunday August 17, 2014
Date: Sun Aug 17 2014 15:45 pm
From: sailbird AT tds.net
 
Weather-Cloudy
Temp. - Upper 60's

Sunday morning bird walk tallied 71 species. The list includes

Canada Goose
Wood Duck
Mallard
Double-crested Cormorant
Great blue Heron
Great Egret
Green Heron
Turkey Vulture
Bald Eagle
Cooper's Hawk
Red-shouldered Hawk
Red-tailed Hawk
American Kestrel
Killdeer
Solitary Sandpiper
Ring-billed Gull
Rock Pigeon
Mourning Dove
Yellow-billed Cuckoo
Chimney Swift
Ruby-throated Hummingbird
Belted Kingfisher
Red-bellied Woodpecker
Downy Woodpecker
Hairy Woodpecker
Pileated Woodpecker
Olive-sided Flycatcher
Eastern Wood Pewee
Eastern Phoebe
Great Crested Flycatcher
Eastern Kingbird
White-eyed Vireo
Warbling Vireo
Red-eyed Vireo
Blue Jay
American Crow
Fish Crow
Purple Martin
Tree Swallow
Bank Swallow
Cliff Swallow
Barn Swallow
Carolina Chickadee
Tufted Titmouse
White-breasted Nuthatch
Carolina Wren
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
Eastern Bluebird
American Robin
Gray Catbird
Northern Mockingbird
European Starling
Cedar Waxwing
Northern Parula
Yellow Warbler
Bay-breasted Warbler
American Redstart
Common Yellowthroat
Eastern Towhee
Chipping Sparrow
Field Sparrow
Henslow's Sparrow
Song Sparrow
Northern Cardinal
Indigo Bunting
Red-winged Blackbird
Brown-headed Cowbird
Baltimore Oriole
House Finch
American Goldfinch
House Sparrow

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

Don Williams



Subject: Cedarville Caspian Tern
Date: Sun Aug 17 2014 15:00 pm
From: in-bird-l AT list.indiana.edu
 
One Adult Caspian Tern graced Cedarville Reservoir, Allen Co. at midafternoon.


The Woodburn sewage ponds had only Canada Geese, Mallards, and one Spotted Sandpiper. Water in the ponds is high, and the edges of the dike tops have not been mowed and are grown up in tall weeds. Doesn't look very promising there this fall until ducks arrive.


Jim Haw



Subject: Canada Warbler @ Cool Creek park in Carmel
Date: Sat Aug 16 2014 20:00 pm
From: in-bird-l AT list.indiana.edu
 
I had a Canada Warbler at Cool Creek park this morning. It was in the tree near the creek on the North side of the North parking lot. It was a brief view, as it started raining heavily about a minute after I saw it. The bird presumably took cover from the weather, as did the birders. The bird appeared to be a female, as the necklace was faint and the cheek and forehead area were grey with no black. A most unexpected but very welcome sighting this morning! Hopefully it will stick around for the bird hike at the Indiana Young Birders Conference to be held at CC Park Nature Center next Saturday. 



Subject: Nighthawks Morgan Co.
Date: Sat Aug 16 2014 19:44 pm
From: dougcher2080 AT sbcglobal.net
 
This evening we had our first of season common nighthawks as 4 flew over heading slowly south. Doug Johnstone, Morgan Co.



Subject: Pine Creek GHA, Benton Co. , WILL, LBDO, 8/16/14
Date: Sat Aug 16 2014 19:32 pm
From: birder4in AT gmail.com
 
   I stopped by Pine Creek GHA between rain storms to see if any new
shorebirds had arrived. The Willet & Long-b. Dowitcher were still
there. The variety of waterfowl is increasing. There are still a few
singing, breeding passerines. Go to the Internet link to see the
complete bird list and map.

Pine Creek Gamebird Habitat Area , Benton Co., 8/16/14
Willet, Long-b. Dowitcher, N. Pintail, shorebirds, waterfowl, waining
breeding season.
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S19487865
----
Ed Hopkins
W. La Fayette, IN



Subject: Lakefront (16-Aug-2014) 12 shorebirds including Baird's Sandpiper
Date: Sat Aug 16 2014 16:22 pm
From: kj.brock AT comcast.net
 
Today (16-Aug-14) John Cassady, Cameron & Dave Farrell, Lynea Hinchman, John Lindsey, Randy Pals, and I birded the Indiana lakefront.

Today we logged a dozen shorebirds without finding a Sanderling. Our best birds included, Black-bellied Plover, Ruddy Turnstone, Bairds Sandpiper, and Stilt Sandpiper. Young Cameron Farrells favorites were Black-bellied Plover and American White Pelican. It proved to be a pretty good day.

Highlights
MICHIGAN CITY HARBOR (am & pm visits)
Black-bellied Plover,1 alternated adult
Spotted Sandpiper,1 juv
Ruddy Turnstone,1 adult on outer breakwater
Semipalmated Sandpiper,2 juvs
Caspian Tern,39
Black Tern,1 juv- perched on outer breakwater
Barn Swallow,150 est.

MILLER BEACH (lakewatch 7:30-10:30)
Double-crested Cormorant,304
Great Egret,2
Coopers Hawk,1
Semipalmated Plover,1 juv
Killdeer,3
Spotted Sandpiper,3 juvs
BAIRDS SANDPIPER,5- flyby flock passed overhead calling
Pectoral Sandpiper,1 adult
Bonapartes Gull,1 juv- briefly landed on the beach
Caspian Tern,22- 18 adults & 4 juvs
Common Tern,2 adults
Forsters Tern,7- 5 adults & 2 juvs
Chimney Swift,10 est.
Ruby-throated Hummingbird,2
Purple Martin,1 juv
Bank Swallow,2
Gray Catbird,1
Yellow Warbler,2- came in off the lake
LARK SPARROW,1- near USX where they summered

CARLSON OXBOW (on L. Calumet in Highland)
Great Egret,1
Black-crowned Night Heron 1 juv
Semipalmated Plover,1
Killdeer,15 est.
Lesser Yellowlegs,2 juvs
Spotted Sandpiper,6 juvs
Solitary Sandpiper,3 juvs
Semipalmated Sandpiper,7- 2 adults & 5 juvs
Least Sandpiper,17 one adult & 16 juvs
Pectoral Sandpiper,1 not aged
Stilt Sandpiper,1 adult- in heavy molt
Belted Kingfisher,1
Red-headed Woodpecker,3- an adult & 2 juvs
House Wren,1

WOLF LAKE AT 129th St
Snowy Egret,1
Killdeer,1

STRIEBEL POND
American White Pelican,2
Great Egret,2

Ken Brock
Chesterton, IN




Subject: Salamonie Res.
Date: Sat Aug 16 2014 15:39 pm
From: in-bird-l AT list.indiana.edu
 
Sandy Schacht and I experienced a quick change in the weather as a day that began mostly sunny, crisp, and cool turned warm, cloudy, and humid by 11 a.m.  We found 55 species at Salamonie, again without a lot of bird action.  Best birds, both in the State Forest, were an immature Broad-winged Hawk (we hadn't detected Broad-winged there all summer) and a rather late Louisiana Waterthrush calling in its nesting ravine at Hominy Ridge Picnic Area.  Our only other warblers for the day were one Hooded and one Common Yellowthroat.  Shorebirds were Killdeer, 1 Solitary, and 1 Least Sandpiper.


Jim Haw



Subject: Carlson Oxbow Park
Date: Sat Aug 16 2014 11:05 am
From: ledaugh AT netnitco.net
 
Barb Lucas and I spent a pleasant morning yesterday at Carlson Oxbow
Park/Little Calumet River. We saw:

Great Egrets 6
Great Blue Heron 1
Black-crowned Night Heron 1
Caspian Tern 1
Least Sandpiper
Red-winged Blackbirds
Killdeer
Mourning Doves 5
Double-crested Cormorants 6
Field Sparrow 1
Northern Flicker 1
Solitary Sandpipers
Spotted Sandpipers
Chimney Swifts
Barn Swallows
Cliff Swallows
Song Sparrow 1
Cooper's Hawk 1
American Goldfinch
American Crow 5
American Robin
Mallard
Cedar Waxwings
Northern Catbird 3
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 1
Eastern Wood-Pewee 1
Black-capped Chickadee 2
Hairy Woodpecker 2
Downy Woodpecker 1
Ruby-throated Hummingbird 1
American Black Duck
Canada Geese 8
Lesser Yellowlegs
Ring-billed Gull
Belted Kingfisher 2
Starling
Grackle 1

Lynn Daugherty
DeMotte




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