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24 Apr: @ 15:34:49 
Fwd: eBird Report - Lakefront dunes green tower, Apr 24, 2014 [Brendan Grube]
24 Apr: @ 14:13:51 
Ruby-throated Hummingbird [ledaugh]
24 Apr: @ 12:19:57 
Yellow Warbler, Green Heron, Celery Bog Nature Area, Apr 24, 2014 [Dunning, John B]
24 Apr: @ 09:25:54 
Bird Survey May 1st at Gene Stratton-Porter SHS Rome City [Conrad, Tiffany]
23 Apr: @ 20:41:11 
Goose Pond [Whitehead, Donald R.]
23 Apr: @ 20:07:16 
Rare bird near Michigan City Harbor, Laporte County [Brendan Grube]
23 Apr: @ 19:49:58 
Eagle Marsh-- April 23 [Rodger Rang]
23 Apr: @ 18:42:49 
rose-breasted grosbeak MOrgan Co. [Doug Johnstone]
23 Apr: @ 18:32:27 
Martinsville Shorebirds [Jim]
23 Apr: @ 17:38:29 
Eaglets,Tippecanoe County [Russ Allison]
23 Apr: @ 17:30:47 
indigo bunting Morgan Co. [Doug Johnstone]
23 Apr: @ 15:32:55 
Prothonotary Warbler, Eagle Creek Park [Larry Peavler]
23 Apr: @ 13:23:46 
BBC Field Trip, Mt. St Francis Sanctuary, Floyd County [ddstriegel@frontier.com]
23 Apr: @ 12:14:45 
Terre Haute Broad-winged Hawk [A Betuel]
23 Apr: @ 09:11:04 
Monroe Co. Ovenbird [Street, Tim]
23 Apr: @ 08:33:26 
Marshal County shorebirds [roberthuguenard]
23 Apr: @ 08:01:55 
Morgan Monroe State Forest/Bean Blossom Road [Scott Evans]
22 Apr: @ 21:43:59 
Fwd: BirdLog Trip Summary -- Trip [Bob Zaremba]
22 Apr: @ 21:24:12 
RE: Godwits cane ridge [Wilkins, Vern W]
22 Apr: @ 18:57:40 
Fwd: eBird Report - Muscatatuck NWR, Apr 22, 2014 [andrew melnykovych]
22 Apr: @ 18:40:46 
SW Allen-- April 22 PM [Rodger Rang]
22 Apr: @ 18:32:46 
Yellow-headed blackbird [Sharon Sorenson]
22 Apr: @ 18:06:15 
Merlin- Eagle's Crest. [Aidan Rominger]
22 Apr: @ 17:29:03 
RE: Need Help [Christopher Collins]
22 Apr: @ 16:45:33 
Need Help [Thefive Forreal]
22 Apr: @ 16:42:07 
MNWR Semi-palmated Plover [David Crouch]
22 Apr: @ 16:23:04 
Ovenbird Indiana state university [ykcul88]
22 Apr: @ 15:58:32 
Re: Godwits cane ridge [Evan Speck]
22 Apr: @ 15:39:17 
Pigeon River [James Haw]
22 Apr: @ 14:31:16 
Godwits cane ridge [Wilkins, Vern W]
22 Apr: @ 14:20:57 
Patoka River NWR, Apr 22, 2014 [Heath Hamilton]
22 Apr: @ 13:47:52 
Little Blue Heron, Goose Pond [tatms@fullnet.com]
22 Apr: @ 11:01:34 
Orange County Loggerhead Shrike Survey April 21, 2014 [Sterrenburg, Lee W.]
22 Apr: @ 09:38:43 
Indiana Barn Owl nest cam [Amy Kearns]
22 Apr: @ 09:25:44 
warbler questions - habitat and such [Jeremy Ross]
22 Apr: @ 08:27:59 
SAS Bird event at Lawrence Co. Bedford Library [ROBERT_BARBER_389]
21 Apr: @ 21:12:56 
White-faced Ibis: Goose Pond [Evan Speck]
21 Apr: @ 20:24:46 
Pine Warbler [Landon Neumann]
21 Apr: @ 20:19:39 
Ruby-throated Hummingbird, swallows SW Monroe Co [Greene, Terri B]
21 Apr: @ 20:00:03 
Plea for rare bird documentation [Michael L. P. Retter]
21 Apr: @ 19:35:28 
Yard and vicinity [Whitehead, Donald R.]
21 Apr: @ 19:12:00 
Great Blue Heron Nesting update [John Pohl]
21 Apr: @ 18:57:36 
RT Hummer 3322 Tunnelton Rd., Bedford [ROBERT_BARBER_389]
21 Apr: @ 18:08:45 
ruby throated hummingbird Morgan Co. [Doug Johnstone]
21 Apr: @ 17:44:42 
Cattle egret pike county [jeremy.ross]
21 Apr: @ 17:22:09 
Muscatatuck NWR, Versailles SP, Ripley Co.,Oxbow (a.k.a. Old Channel Lake, Lawrenceburg), Dearborn, [Bob Decker]
21 Apr: @ 16:49:28 
Eagle Creek Park, Sunday April 20, 2014 [Don Williams]
21 Apr: @ 16:41:25 
Illiana Birds: Iceland Gull [Carolyn A. Marsh]
21 Apr: @ 16:01:44 
Clark County, Deam Lake SRA [Del Striegel]
21 Apr: @ 14:56:52 
Fwd: eBird Report - Lakefront dunes green tower, Apr 21, 2014 [Brendan Grube]





Subject: Fwd: eBird Report - Lakefront dunes green tower, Apr 24, 2014
Date: Thu Apr 24 2014 15:34 pm
From: grube.brendan AT gmail.com
 
---------- Forwarded message ----------
From:
Date: Thu, Apr 24, 2014 at 4:32 PM
Subject: eBird Report - Lakefront dunes green tower, Apr 24, 2014
To: grube.brendan@gmail.com


Lakefront dunes green tower, Porter, US-IN
Apr 24, 2014 6:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Protocol: Stationary
Comments: Overcast and southeast winds. Mild temps at best,
45-61degrees. Minimal passerine migration, and a weak hawk count. But a
nice variety, with some good birders hanging out. Ken Brock and John
Cassady helped with the bulk of today's longshore.
75 species

Canada Goose 7
Wood Duck 8
Mallard 7
Blue-winged Teal 7
Lesser Scaup 21 early dispersal over the lake.
White-winged Scoter 1 A floater out on the lake.
Long-tailed Duck 11 A group of 6.
Bufflehead 16 Small groups flying.
Red-breasted Merganser 7
Red-throated Loon 21 Flying around.
Common Loon 5
Horned Grebe 3
Double-crested Cormorant 28
Great Blue Heron 15
Great Egret 7
Turkey Vulture 24
Osprey 4
Northern Harrier 7
Sharp-shinned Hawk 30
Cooper's Hawk 3
Red-shouldered Hawk 2
Broad-winged Hawk 14
Swainson's Hawk 1 Brief look as the bird drifted westward.
Red-tailed Hawk 40
Rough-legged Hawk 2
Sandhill Crane 7
Killdeer 3
Greater Yellowlegs 2
Lesser Yellowlegs 1
Pectoral Sandpiper 10 FOY.
Bonaparte's Gull 2
Ring-billed Gull 40
Herring Gull 5
Great Black-backed Gull 2
Caspian Tern 60
Mourning Dove 19
Chimney Swift 15
Belted Kingfisher 2
Red-bellied Woodpecker 1
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker 1
Downy Woodpecker 1
Northern Flicker 10
Pileated Woodpecker 1
American Kestrel 7
Merlin 1
Blue Jay 10
American Crow 1
Northern Rough-winged Swallow 7
Purple Martin 4
Tree Swallow 48
Bank Swallow 1
Barn Swallow 18
Black-capped Chickadee 1
Red-breasted Nuthatch 1
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 4
Ruby-crowned Kinglet 1
Eastern Bluebird 16
American Robin 22
European Starling 4
Lapland Longspur 6
Pine Warbler 1
Yellow-rumped Warbler 43
Eastern Towhee 1
Chipping Sparrow 11
Field Sparrow 1
Song Sparrow 1
Dark-eyed Junco 2
Northern Cardinal 1
Red-winged Blackbird 530
Yellow-headed Blackbird 1 Still a rare bird up here, from the dunes.
Common Grackle 23
House Finch 1
Purple Finch 6
American Goldfinch 3
House Sparrow 1

View this checklist online at
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S18059223

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



Subject: Ruby-throated Hummingbird
Date: Thu Apr 24 2014 14:13 pm
From: ledaugh AT netnitco.net
 
My FOY Ruby-throated Hummingbird just made his appearance at my
hummingbird feeder. How exciting!

Lynn Daugherty
DeMotte, IN (Jasper County)




Subject: Yellow Warbler, Green Heron, Celery Bog Nature Area, Apr 24, 2014
Date: Thu Apr 24 2014 12:19 pm
From: jdunning AT purdue.edu
 
Twelve people gathered for a cold and windy early bird hike at Celery Bog, West Lafayette this morning. In addition to the set of spring migrants that we had yesterday, we saw our first Green Heron, Palm Warbler, and Yellow Warbler today.  Seven Great Egrets were more than normal for this site.

Barny
Misner13@frontier.com

Celery Bog Nature Area, Tippecanoe, US-IN Apr 24, 2014 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
Protocol: Traveling
0.5 mile(s)
39 species (+1 other taxa)

Canada Goose 12
Greater White-fronted x Canada Goose (hybrid) 1 long time resident hybrid
Mallard 20
Blue-winged Teal 4
Ring-necked Duck 4
Lesser Scaup 6
Bufflehead 2
Pied-billed Grebe 3
Double-crested Cormorant 3
Great Blue Heron 3
Great Egret 7
Green Heron 1 FOS
American Coot 30
Killdeer 1
Red-bellied Woodpecker 2
Yellow-throated Vireo 1
Blue Jay 5
Northern Rough-winged Swallow 2
Tree Swallow 15
Carolina Chickadee 1
White-breasted Nuthatch 1
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 1
Ruby-crowned Kinglet 3 FOS
Hermit Thrush 1
American Robin 7
Gray Catbird 1 (FOS, John Skene)
European Starling 1
Yellow Warbler 1 FOS
Palm Warbler 1 (FOS, Patrick Ruhl)
Yellow-rumped Warbler 10
Eastern Towhee 1
Chipping Sparrow 3
Field Sparrow 1
Song Sparrow 1
White-throated Sparrow 3
Northern Cardinal 2
Red-winged Blackbird 20
Common Grackle 8
Brown-headed Cowbird 1
American Goldfinch 4

View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S18056630

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



Subject: Bird Survey May 1st at Gene Stratton-Porter SHS Rome City
Date: Thu Apr 24 2014 9:25 am
From: TConrad AT indianamuseum.org
 
The Gene Stratton-Porter State Historic Site is conducting a base line survey on 80 acres of former farm land in Rome City, Indiana. The information will be used to reference against once the land is restored to wetland and prairie grassland. Monthly surveys of the land will be compiled for  5 years and submitted to the Indiana Academy of Science discussing the impact of the restoration of the land and the increased diversity of bird species.  The survey will be taking place in the farm fields to the west of the Gene Stratton-Porter main property, with 5 specific locations in the fields as survey points. We will meet at the Carriage House Visitor's Center at the Gene Stratton-Porter State Historic Site at 7:30 a.m. on Thursday May 1st   . We are located at 1205 Pleasant Point, Rome City, IN 46784. If you have any questions please contact the site naturalist, Tiffany, at 260.854.3790.

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


Tiffany Conrad
Site Naturalist& Program Developer Gene Stratton-Porter SHS
e: tconrad@indianamuseum.org
p:260.854.3790

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Subject: Goose Pond
Date: Wed Apr 23 2014 20:41 pm
From: whitehea AT indiana.edu
 
this morning John Eakin, Bob Kissel, Don Allen and I visited a number
of localities in the Goose Pond complex - some nice birds, great light,
and a number of FOY's. The highlights:

100S:
No. Bobwhite - 2
Wild Turkey - 1
Bald Eagle - 4 (2 adults at nest, 2 young in nest)
No Harrier - 1 (fem)
Red-tailed Hawk - 2
Killdeer - 3
Red-headed Woodpecker - 2
E. Kingbird - 1 (FOY)
Warbling Vireo - 2 (FOY)
Horned Lark - 4
Tree Swallow - 6
Barn Swallow - 12
E. Bluebird - 2
No. Mockingbird - 2
Brown Thrasher - 6
Yellow Warbler - 2
Common Yellowthroat - 2
E. Towhee - 2
Chipping Sparrow - 4
Field Sparrow - 3
Savannah Sparrow - 2
White-cr. Sparrow - 4
E. Meadowlark - 9
Brown-headed Cowbird - 3

BH4/5:
Canada Goose - 12
Am. Wigeon - 4
Mallard 6
Blue-winged Teal - 30
No. Shoveler - 12
Am. Bittern - 1 (FOY)
Great Blue Heron - 3
Virginia Rail - 1 (FOY)
Sora - 2 (FOY)
Am. Coot - 15
Killdeer - 5
Solitary sandpiper - 3 (FOY)
Greater Yellowlegs - 2
Lesser Yellowlegs - 5
Wilson's Snipe - 10
Warbling Vireo - 5
Tree Swallow - 18
House Wren - 2 (FOY)
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher - 2
E. Bluebird - 1
Brown Thrasher - 2
Yellow Warbler - 4
Field Sparrow - 3
Savannah Sparrow - 4
Blue Grosbeak - 2 (FOY)

GP9/10:
Bufflehead - 1
Am. Bittern - 1
Am. Coot - 125
Black-necked Stilt - 4
Caspian Tern - 1
Tree Swallow - 100
Yellow Warbler - 2

GP11/12/13:
Blue-winged Teal - 30
No. Shoveler - 12
Pied-billed Grebe - 1
Am. Bittern - 1
Great Blue Heron - 4
Great Egret - 13
Bald Eagle - 1 (ad)
Am. Coot - 45
Black-necked Stilt - 6
Greater Yellowlegs - 30
Lesser Yellowlegs - 70
Least Sandpiper - 1 (FOY)
Pectoral Sandpiper - 65
Warbling Vireo - 2
Yellow Warbler - 6

Route 59/Double Ditches:
Blue-winged Teal - 4
No. Shoveler - 20
Am. White Pelican - 4
Double-cr. Cormorant - 9
Great Blue Heron - 4
Bald Eagle - 1 (ad)
Black-necked Stilt - 2
Yellow Warbler - 1

BH2/3:
Canada Goose - 12
Mallard - 4
Blue-winged Teal - 10
No. Shoveler - 10
Am. White Pelican - 18
Great Blue Heron - 9
Great Egret - 2
Sora - 1
Killdeer - 4
Black-necked Stilt - 7
Greater Yellowlegs - 6
Lesser yellowlegs - 65
Pectoral Sandpiper - 6
Short-billed Dowitcher - 1 (alt. plumage - FOY)
Wilson's Snipe - 2

Don Whitehead
Bloomington
whitehea@indiana.edu




Subject: Rare bird near Michigan City Harbor, Laporte County
Date: Wed Apr 23 2014 20:07 pm
From: grube.brendan AT gmail.com
 
In-Bird

A Snowy Plover spent the day at the New Buffalo, Michigan harbor today.
There were several reports of it being there until at least 3:30 p.m..
Michigan City Harbor is approx. 5-6 miles down the coast, on most days you
can see the breakwater at New Buffalo from the Lighthouse at Michigan City.
The Michigan City lighthouse is always tantalizingly visible from New
Buffalo, it is that close.
I watched from Michigan City today, and the beaches here look very inviting
to a plover right now. the beach at the power plant across the channel
needs to be checked also.

Today I had-
Caspian Terns-153
Great Black-backed Gull-1
Horned Grebe-4
Red-throated Loon-1
White-winged Scoter-2

Brendan



Subject: Eagle Marsh-- April 23
Date: Wed Apr 23 2014 19:49 pm
From: rrang AT frontier.com
 
I hiked the pump road this evening (7:15-8:00), picking up seven shorebirds, a couple of which were annuals, in the process.  Though winds had diminished considerably from yesterday, the temps were still low enough that what little breeze remained felt quite cool by hike's end.  The list:

Canada Goose
Wood Duck- 1
Mallard
Blue-winged Teal- 15
Northern Shoveler- 2, a pair
Green-winged Teal- 2, a pair
Hooded Merganser- 2, a pair in flight
Horned Grebe- 1 in mostly alternate plumage
Double-crested Cormorant- 1
Great Blue Heron
Great Egret- 3
Turkey Vulture- 3
Red-tailed Hawk- 1
Sora- 1
American Coot- 4
Killdeer
Spotted Sandpiper- 2, my FOS
Solitary Sandpiper- 1, my FOS
Greater Yellowlegs- 3
Lesser Yellowlegs- 10+
Pectoral Sandpiper- 3
Wilson's Snipe- 2
Mourning Dove- 4
American Kestrel- 1 male
Purple Martin- 1 male
Tree Swallow -20+
Barn Swallow- 2
American Robin
European Starling- 3
Chipping Sparrow- 2
Song Sparrow
Red-winged Blackbird- many on territory; numerous small flocks of females arriving late in hike
Common Grackle- 1
Brown-headed Cowbird- 5
House Finch- 1

Before work this morning, I sat with my 'jo along the edge of Eagle Marsh listening for bitterns but hearing instead only many robins and three American Woodcocks.

Rodger Rang
Fort Wayne



Subject: rose-breasted grosbeak MOrgan Co.
Date: Wed Apr 23 2014 18:42 pm
From: dougcher2080 AT sbcglobal.net
 
We just had our FOY male rose-breasted grosbeak at one of the sunflower feeders! Doug Johnstone, Morgan Co. 



Subject: Martinsville Shorebirds
Date: Wed Apr 23 2014 18:32 pm
From: brown.jd AT comcast.net
 
There is a receding oxbow just north of the Morgan Co. Jail on '39
between Martinsville and the bridge to SR67. I estimate there were 300
shorebirds present along with a few N. Shovelers. I was able to drive
on the brick road just behind the jail building westward to get a good
but somewhat creepy, no-traffic viewing spot.

These numbers are estimates. I was not able to find anything except
Pec's in the non-yellowlegs. Perhaps if there we fewer heat inversions
and more time to sift, something else could be found.

There is still quite a bit of water in the oxbow, so it should be good
shorebirding for a while.

Northern Shoveler 6
Killdeer 6
Greater Yellowlegs 70
Lesser Yellowlegs 200
Pectoral Sandpiper 30


JB



Subject: Eaglets,Tippecanoe County
Date: Wed Apr 23 2014 17:38 pm
From: grounds11 AT frontier.com
 
For my birthday, Barbara took me to one of the Tippecanoe county Eagles
nests. Two possibly 3 Eaglets were enjoying Adults chewed up chow.



Good birding

Russ Allison, West Lafayette



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Subject: indigo bunting Morgan Co.
Date: Wed Apr 23 2014 17:30 pm
From: dougcher2080 AT sbcglobal.net
 
We had our FOY indigo bunting at the feeder this AM. Other new arrival today was a pair of chimney swifts fly over. Doug Johnstone, Morgan Co. 



Subject: Prothonotary Warbler, Eagle Creek Park
Date: Wed Apr 23 2014 15:32 pm
From: larry.peavler AT att.net
 
There was one male in the wet area on Circle Drive this morning. This area is across from shelter D. A Louisiana Waterthrush is also there.

The marina had Warbling Vireo, Yellow, Palm and Nashville Warblers.

Yesterday the skating pond area had Least Flycatcher, Yellow, Palm and Common Yellowthroat.

The A. Bittern was seen Sunday at 5:00 PM in the skating pond.

Larry Peavler
Indianapolis, IN.



Subject: BBC Field Trip, Mt. St Francis Sanctuary, Floyd County
Date: Wed Apr 23 2014 13:23 pm
From: ddstriegel AT frontier.com
 
Fourteen members of Beckham Bird Club enjoyed a beautiful morning birding at Mt St Francis Sanctuary in Floyd County.  It was great hearing wood thrushes singing in the woods.  Nine species of warblers seen/heard.

Mt. St. Francis Sanctuary, Floyd, US-IN
Apr 23, 2014 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Protocol: Traveling on foot
2.0 mile(s)
Comments:    14 members of Beckham Bird Club birded trails at Mt St Francis Sanctuary.  48 - 52 deg, sunny, winds north 5 mph.

49 species

Canada Goose  3
Great Blue Heron  1
Turkey Vulture  5
Red-shouldered Hawk  1
Mourning Dove  2
Red-bellied Woodpecker  4
Downy Woodpecker  2
Northern Flicker  1
Pileated Woodpecker  1
Eastern Phoebe  2
White-eyed Vireo  3
Yellow-throated Vireo  4
Red-eyed Vireo  1
Blue Jay  2
American Crow  3
Tree Swallow  12
Carolina Chickadee  15
Tufted Titmouse  20
White-breasted Nuthatch  3
Carolina Wren  3
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher  25
Eastern Bluebird  3
Swainson's Thrush  3
Hermit Thrush  1
Wood Thrush  2
American Robin  10
Brown Thrasher  2
Northern Mockingbird  1
European Starling  25
Louisiana Waterthrush  2
Black-and-white Warbler  1
Common Yellowthroat  1
Hooded Warbler  1
Northern Parula  4
Palm Warbler  2
Yellow-rumped Warbler  1
Yellow-throated Warbler  5
Black-throated Green Warbler  1
Eastern Towhee  3
Chipping Sparrow  10
Field Sparrow  4
Song Sparrow  3
Swamp Sparrow  1
Northern Cardinal  10
Red-winged Blackbird  25
Common Grackle  7
Brown-headed Cowbird  10
House Finch  3
American Goldfinch  12

Del Striegel
Georgetown, IN (Floyd County)
View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S18043577

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



Subject: Terre Haute Broad-winged Hawk
Date: Wed Apr 23 2014 12:14 pm
From: ykcul88 AT gmail.com
 
I had a single Broad-winged Hawk fly past the Science Building on Indiana
States Campus around 10:45am. The bird soared briefly overhead before
darting off towards downtown Terre Haute

--
*Adam M Betuel*
*Indiana State University*
*PhD Candidate - Biology*
*ykcul88@gmail.com *
*abetuel@sycamores.indstate.edu *



Subject: Monroe Co. Ovenbird
Date: Wed Apr 23 2014 9:11 am
From: tstreet AT indiana.edu
 
While running on the Low Gap Trail in MMSF last night, I had a clear look at an Ovenbird at eye-level. It was located on the Low Gap trail just west of the southern crossing of Low Gap Road (at the top of the hill just west of the pine trees).

Tim



Subject: Marshal County shorebirds
Date: Wed Apr 23 2014 8:33 am
From: roberthuguenard AT yahoo.com
 

On 15th Rd., west of Hickory, south side, they are draining a farm pond exposing some nice mud. In it there were both yellowed, snipe and least Sandpaper, probably 20 birds total.

Bob

Sent via the Samsung Galaxy S™ III, an AT&T 4G LTE smartphone



Subject: Morgan Monroe State Forest/Bean Blossom Road
Date: Wed Apr 23 2014 8:01 am
From: scottev AT harmonyschool.org
 
I made a stop at  Bean Blossom Rd. in Morgan Monroe State Forest today and
was rewarded with a few FoY birds including: Blue-winged, Hooded, and
Cerulean warblers and a single Baltimore Oriole.

Morgan-Monroe SF, Morgan, US-IN
Apr 22, 2014 1:15 PM - 1:45 PM
Protocol: Stationary
29 species

Turkey Vulture 2
Broad-winged Hawk 3
Red-tailed Hawk 1
Chimney Swift 3
White-eyed Vireo 2
Yellow-throated Vireo 1
Blue Jay 3
American Crow 7
Carolina Chickadee 2
Tufted Titmouse 1
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 3
Ruby-crowned Kinglet 1
Louisiana Waterthrush 1
Blue-winged Warbler 2
Common Yellowthroat 1
Hooded Warbler 2
American Redstart 1
Cerulean Warbler 1
Northern Parula 3
Yellow-throated Warbler 2
Prairie Warbler 2
Eastern Towhee 5
Chipping Sparrow 3
Field Sparrow 2
Song Sparrow 3
Northern Cardinal 2
Indigo Bunting 1
Baltimore Oriole 1
American Goldfinch 2

View this checklist online at
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S18035025


Scott Evans
Monroe Co.



Subject: Fwd: BirdLog Trip Summary -- Trip
Date: Tue Apr 22 2014 21:43 pm
From: bobzarem AT bellsouth.net
 
I checked a few Lake County e-bird hot spots after work the past two days.  I picked up a few early migrants including a Yellow Warbler and several Blue-gray Gnatcatchers.  There were a good number of ducks that went un-identified due to the distance, poor lighting and lack of a scope.  The lists are attached below.
Bob ZAREMBA
Marietta, GA

Sent from my iPad

Begin forwarded message:

> From: Bob Zaremba
> Date: April 22, 2014 at 9:38:14 PM CDT
> To: BOB ZAREMBA
> Subject: BirdLog Trip Summary -- Trip
>
> bobzarem
> BirdLog Checklist Summary for: Apr 21, 2014 to
>
> Number of Checklists: 7
> Number of Species: 51
>
> Checklists included in this summary:
> (1): Hilton garden Inn Woods
> Date: Apr 21, 2014, 12:34 PM
> (2): Carlson Oxbow Nature Park
> Date: Apr 21, 2014, 6:36 PM
> (3): Grant St. Marsh
> Date: Apr 21, 2014, 5:27 PM
> (4): Cline Ave. and 179th St. Marsh
> Date: Apr 21, 2014, 7:30 PM
> (5): Carlson Oxbow Nature Park
> Date: Apr 22, 2014, 5:44 PM
> (6): Cline Ave. and 179th St. Marsh
> Date: Apr 22, 2014, 6:39 PM
> (7): Grant St. Marsh
> Date: Apr 22, 2014, 7:03 PM
>
> 85 Canada Goose -- (1),(2),(3),(5),(6),(7)
> 10 Mute Swan -- (3),(7)
> 5 Wood Duck -- (5),(6)
> 26 Mallard -- (1),(2),(3),(5),(6),(7)
> 8 Blue-winged Teal -- (3),(6),(7)
> 33 Northern Shoveler -- (3),(6),(7)
> 24 Ring-necked Duck -- (3),(7)
> 7 Lesser Scaup -- (3),(7)
> 13 Bufflehead -- (3),(7)
> 3 Red-breasted Merganser -- (2)
> 1 Ruddy Duck -- (3)
> 2 Pied-billed Grebe -- (2),(5)
> 38 Double-crested Cormorant -- (2),(3),(5),(6),(7)
> 25 Great Blue Heron -- (1),(2),(3),(5),(6)
> 1 Great Egret -- (1)
> 3 Black-crowned Night-Heron -- (2),(4),(5)
> 1 Osprey -- (3)
> 1000 American Coot -- (3),(7)
> 18 Killdeer -- (1),(3),(6),(7)
> 89 Ring-billed Gull -- (1),(2),(3),(5),(6),(7)
> 2 Herring Gull -- (3)
> 1 Caspian Tern -- (3)
> 2 Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon) -- (7)
> 11 Mourning Dove -- (1),(3),(5),(7)
> 1 Yellow-bellied Sapsucker -- (5)
> 3 Downy Woodpecker -- (1),(2),(5)
> 1 Hairy Woodpecker -- (5)
> 2 Northern Flicker -- (6)
> 1 American Crow -- (1)
> 4 Northern Rough-winged Swallow -- (1),(3)
> 570 Tree Swallow -- (2),(3),(4),(5),(6),(7)
> 1 Barn Swallow -- (3)
> 1 Black-capped Chickadee -- (2)
> 1 House Wren -- (1)
> 9 Blue-gray Gnatcatcher -- (2),(5)
> 2 Ruby-crowned Kinglet -- (5)
> 1 Hermit Thrush -- (5)
> 51 American Robin -- (1),(2),(3),(4),(5),(6),(7)
> 2 Brown Thrasher -- (2),(5)
> 10 European Starling -- (1),(4),(7)
> 1 Yellow Warbler -- (1)
> 12 Yellow-rumped Warbler -- (1),(5)
> 10 Song Sparrow -- (1),(2),(5),(6)
> 2 White-throated Sparrow -- (1)
> 9 Northern Cardinal -- (1),(2),(4),(5)
> 355 Red-winged Blackbird -- (1),(2),(3),(4),(5),(6),(7)
> 53 Common Grackle -- (1),(2),(3),(5),(6),(7)
> 4 Brown-headed Cowbird -- (1),(2)
> 1 House Finch -- (6)
> 2 American Goldfinch -- (5)
> 6 House Sparrow -- (6)
>
> This trip summary was created using the BirdLog app for iPhone and iPad.
> See BirdLog for more information.
>
>
> Sent from my iPhone



Subject: RE: Godwits cane ridge
Date: Tue Apr 22 2014 21:24 pm
From: vwilkins AT indiana.edu
 
Some diagnostic photos.  When I zoom in 100% on the second photo I can easily see bill color and more detail in the body than I could see in the field with camera or scope.  Last photo just has all 16 birds in it.  Can't tell for sure but there was possibly one or two more.


http://vw.homelinux.net/z/picture.php?/8666/category/17
http://vw.homelinux.net/z/picture.php?/8668/category/63
http://vw.homelinux.net/z/picture.php?/8667/category/63

Vern


________________________________
From: Wilkins, Vern W
Sent: Tuesday, April 22, 2014 3:31 PM
To: in-bird
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Godwits cane ridge

10 or so large shorebirds with upturned bills. Cinnamon color wings. Too far to positively id..think they are marbled godwits.

Vern
- via cell




Subject: Fwd: eBird Report - Muscatatuck NWR, Apr 22, 2014
Date: Tue Apr 22 2014 18:57 pm
From: estiles74 AT gmail.com
 
Also at Muscatatuck NWR - did the birding loop and several trails - cool
morning, windy pm seemed to have put a damper on smaller birds - no
flycatchers, only five warbler species, one vireo species - lots of
shorebirds arrived in early afternoon - numbers for yellowlegs and pecs are
estimates - lots of moving around

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From:
Date: Tue, Apr 22, 2014 at 7:30 PM
Subject: eBird Report - Muscatatuck NWR, Apr 22, 2014
To: estiles74@gmail.com


Muscatatuck NWR, Jackson, US-IN
Apr 22, 2014 8:45 AM - 3:15 PM
Protocol: Traveling
8.0 mile(s)
Comments: overcast and cool (50s) to start; sunny and breezy in
afternoon - nice variety of birds, despite missing many expected species,
and also good looks at one river otter
52 species (+1 other taxa)

Canada Goose X
Mallard 2
Blue-winged Teal 50 in five separate locations
Pied-billed Grebe 2
Double-crested Cormorant 2
Great Blue Heron 2
Turkey Vulture X
Sharp-shinned/Cooper's Hawk 1
Red-tailed Hawk 1
Semipalmated Plover 1
Killdeer 3
Solitary Sandpiper 2
Greater Yellowlegs 50
Lesser Yellowlegs 40
Dunlin 3
Pectoral Sandpiper 75
Mourning Dove X
Red-bellied Woodpecker 4
Downy Woodpecker 10
Hairy Woodpecker 1
Northern Flicker 2
White-eyed Vireo 3
Blue Jay 6
American Crow 3
Northern Rough-winged Swallow 2
Tree Swallow 15
Carolina Chickadee X
Tufted Titmouse 2
White-breasted Nuthatch 3
Carolina Wren X
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher X ubiquitous
Wood Thrush 1
American Robin X
Brown Thrasher 2
European Starling X
Common Yellowthroat 1
Northern Parula 5
Yellow Warbler 1
Yellow-rumped Warbler 1
Yellow-throated Warbler 4
Prairie Warbler 4
Eastern Towhee 7
Chipping Sparrow 1
Field Sparrow 4
Song Sparrow X
White-throated Sparrow X
White-crowned Sparrow 1
Northern Cardinal X
Red-winged Blackbird X
Common Grackle X
Brown-headed Cowbird X
House Finch 2
American Goldfinch X

View this checklist online at
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S18034701

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



Subject: SW Allen-- April 22 PM
Date: Tue Apr 22 2014 18:40 pm
From: rrang AT frontier.com
 
While on an errand after work on this beautiful, if blustery, Earth Day afternoon, I noted five Chimney Swifts over Engle Road and the ponds of Eagle Marsh.  And then, almost home, I saw a Green Heron land near the edge of a neighborhood pond.  Not exactly the quality of godwits and ibis, but hey... beggars can't be choosers in this late (for recent years especially) spring.

Rodger Rang
Fort Wayne



Subject: Yellow-headed blackbird
Date: Tue Apr 22 2014 18:32 pm
From: poseybirder AT yahoo.com
 
...remains at the Mt. Vernon, Indiana, residence since its first appearance in, I think, February. The host describes the bird as more brilliant yellow now. Also more vocal and more aggressive at the feeder where it continues to visit regularly.

Sharon Sorenson
Posey County



Subject: Merlin- Eagle's Crest.
Date: Tue Apr 22 2014 18:06 pm
From: arominger26 AT gmail.com
 
I had a flyover Merlin (male) at the Soccer fields by Eagle creek park
today. The specific place were I had this bird was Eagle's Crest. I also had

Henslow's Sparrows- 4
Sharp Shinned Hawk- 1
Eastern Meadowlark- 3
Barn Swallow- 8
Tree Swallow- 12

- Aidan Rominger



Subject: Need Help
Date: Tue Apr 22 2014 17:29 pm
From: ccollins0325 AT yahoo.com
 
Cameron,I live just outside of Dayton. You can message me directly through Facebook or via this email address.ccollins0325@yahoo.comChristopher CollinsGreene County, OHSent from Yahoo Mail for iPhone



Subject: Need Help
Date: Tue Apr 22 2014 16:45 pm
From: fab5farrells AT gmail.com
 
I'm having trouble posting a question on the Ohio list-serv, but not the
Indiana list-serv. I was trying to ask Ohio birders what hotspots are near
Dayton. Can someone either answer my question for the Ohio birders or give
me directions on how to post on the Ohio list-serv? Thank you!

Good birding,
Cameron Farrell
Granger, IN



Subject: MNWR Semi-palmated Plover
Date: Tue Apr 22 2014 16:42 pm
From: Nighthawk AT prograde.net
 
Three hours this morning at MNWR provided 50 species from just the Jackson County side of the property. Bird breeding activity, vocalizations and species reprensentation has noticeably increased since my last visit eight days ago. Favorite species today were the return of Wood Thrush and an alternate plumage adult Semi-palmated Plover.

Dave Crouch Seymour

Muscatatuck NWR (Jackson Co.), Jackson, US-IN
Apr 22, 2014 9:05 AM - 12:05 PM
Protocol: Traveling
8.0 mile(s)
Comments: Overcast moving to partly sunny and temps. in 60's. Somewhat breezy. I focused on the Jackson County portion of the Refuge.
50 species

Canada Goose 58
Wood Duck 6 All in M6. One pair of Drake & Hen and five Drakes.
Blue-winged Teal 85
Great Blue Heron 1
Turkey Vulture 6
Cooper's Hawk 1
Red-tailed Hawk 1
American Coot 4
Semipalmated Plover 1 A handsome bird with sharp, well defined alternate plumage colors and yellow bill.
Killdeer 8
Solitary Sandpiper 5 Two in M4 and three in M6.
Greater Yellowlegs 3
Lesser Yellowlegs 14
Pectoral Sandpiper 65
Mourning Dove 4
Chimney Swift 2
Red-bellied Woodpecker 3
Downy Woodpecker 2
Pileated Woodpecker 1
Eastern Phoebe 4
White-eyed Vireo 3
Warbling Vireo 1
Red-eyed Vireo 2
Blue Jay 3
American Crow 7
Northern Rough-winged Swallow 4 Perched and preening 15 yards from me.
Tree Swallow 50
Carolina Chickadee 1
Tufted Titmouse 3
White-breasted Nuthatch 2
Carolina Wren 1
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 4
Eastern Bluebird 1
Wood Thrush 3 Welcome back.
American Robin 11
Brown Thrasher 1
Common Yellowthroat 1
Yellow-rumped Warbler 2
Yellow-throated Warbler 1
Prairie Warbler 3
Eastern Towhee 4
Chipping Sparrow 7
Field Sparrow 3
Song Sparrow 2
Northern Cardinal 24
Red-winged Blackbird X
Eastern Meadowlark 1
Common Grackle 2
Brown-headed Cowbird 3
American Goldfinch 5

View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S18030239

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



Subject: Ovenbird Indiana state university
Date: Tue Apr 22 2014 16:23 pm
From: ykcul88 AT gmail.com
 
Just spotted my FOY Ovenbird (5:15) on the campus of ISU.

Adam Betuek
Terre Haute


Sent via the Samsung Galaxy S™III, an AT&T 4G LTE smartphone



Subject: Godwits cane ridge
Date: Tue Apr 22 2014 15:58 pm
From: carroll656 AT msn.com
 

16 Marbled Godwits at Cane Ridge.

Evan Speck

Sent from my iPad

> On Apr 22, 2014, at 2:31 PM, "Wilkins, Vern W" wrote:
>
> 10 or so large shorebirds with upturned bills. Cinnamon color wings. Too far to positively id..think they are marbled godwits.
>
> Vern
> - via cell
>



Subject: Pigeon River
Date: Tue Apr 22 2014 15:39 pm
From: jhawillet AT aol.com
 
If there were any birds to start with, the wind did us in.  Pigeon River was pretty dead.  We found 52 species, including NO warblers at all.  Highlights:


Osprey 3
Bald Eagle1
Sora 1
Am. Coot 2
E. Phoebe 2
all the swallows: Purple Martin, Tree, N. Rough-winged, Bank, Cliff, Barn
Ruby-cr. Kinglet 1
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
Brown Thrasher 1
Swamp Sparrow 2


Jim Haw



Subject: Godwits cane ridge
Date: Tue Apr 22 2014 14:31 pm
From: vwilkins AT indiana.edu
 
10 or so large shorebirds with upturned bills.  Cinnamon color wings.  Too far to positively id..think they are marbled godwits.

Vern
- via cell




Subject: Patoka River NWR, Apr 22, 2014
Date: Tue Apr 22 2014 14:20 pm
From: hdhamilt AT umail.iu.edu
 
Mike Sertle (Ducks Unlimited Biologist) and I hit the Refuge this morning
focusing on getting counts on shorebirds and waterfowl. The Wheeling
Bottoms (north of Francisco, on CR 650 North from CR 50N) was where we
found the majority of shorebirds, 11 species total. The Oatsville bottoms
and Monty's Station are still completely underwater, but should be prime
for shorebirds once the Wheeling bottoms dry up completely. Blue-winged
Teal could be found at almost every stop. The last bird of the morning was
a Little Blue Heron just north of the Patoka River on CR 1050.

Patoka River NWR, Gibson, US-IN
Apr 22, 2014 8:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Protocol: Traveling
30.0 mile(s)
Comments: Shorebird/Waterfowl Survey #3 with Mike Sertle
28 species

Canada Goose 5
Wood Duck 4
American Wigeon 2
Mallard 9
Blue-winged Teal 587
Northern Shoveler 47
Green-winged Teal 4
Pied-billed Grebe 5
Horned Grebe 2
American White Pelican 5
Great Blue Heron 3
Little Blue Heron 1
Bald Eagle 3
American Coot 380
American Golden-Plover 22
Killdeer 12
Spotted Sandpiper 1
Solitary Sandpiper 3
Greater Yellowlegs 173 Peak shorebird migration period on Refuge
Lesser Yellowlegs 272
Dunlin 37 Peak shorebird migration period on Refuge
Least Sandpiper 2
Pectoral Sandpiper 1078 Peak shorebird migration period on Refuge
Wilson's Snipe 16
Wilson's Phalarope 1
Prothonotary Warbler 7
Blue Grosbeak 1
Indigo Bunting 2

View this checklist online at
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S18030442

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



--
Heath Hamilton
Wildlife Refuge Specialist
Patoka River National Wildlife Refuge & Management Area
510 1/2 W. Morton St./P.O. Box 217
Oakland City, IN 47660
812-749-3199 (o)
812-779-7459 (c)
812-779-3059 (f)



Subject: Little Blue Heron, Goose Pond
Date: Tue Apr 22 2014 13:47 pm
From: tatms AT fullnet.com
 
2:45 pm in GP 11S there was an adult Little Blue heron. It then flew to GP 12. Did not see the White-faced ibis. 

Theresia Schwinghammer

Sent from my iPhone



Subject: Orange County Loggerhead Shrike Survey April 21, 2014
Date: Tue Apr 22 2014 11:01 am
From: sterren AT indiana.edu
 
Yesterday (April 21, 2014) I assisted Amy Kearns of the DNR on a Loggerhead Shrike survey route in Orange County.  We also did some birding while commuting overland and back in Lawrence County.

The Orange County survey results were only 1 LOGGERHEAD SHRIKE, as per the species note below.

As usual we also kept track of numbers for some other target species that do particularly well in this rural habitat. Numbers yesterday (for both Orange and Lawrence Counties) included 226 PURPLE MARTINS, 69 NORTHERN MOCKINGBIRDS, and 272 EASTERN MEADOWLARKS.

Method of keeping tallies: we used clickers for the Mockingbirds and Meadowlarks; I wrote down the numbers of individuals of Martins at the nesting colony sites as we encountered them.

Amish county in the Loggerhead Shrike areas of both Daviess and Orange Counties tends to feature a lot of Purple Martin houses in yards or farm lots.

The number of Northern Mockingbirds (69) yesterday is our second highest joint tally ever. Trailing only our record high of 92 Northern Mockingbirds in Orange and Lawrence Counties on April 15, 2013. The tally of 69 was also one of the highest recored one day, single party counts for NOMO in all of Indiana.

The habitat that tends to support the few remaining southern Indiana breeding Loggerhead Shrikes--Amish country with extensive grasslands for grazing horses and sheep, brushy fence rows with some multiflora rose and eastern red cedar still intact, barbwire fence rows, and generally considerably less general herbicide and pesticide applications (especially along fencerows)--also tends to favor and support healthy populations of Northern Mockingbirds.

The results by County yesterday:

Orange, Orange, US-IN
Apr 21, 2014 7:45 AM - 3:00 PM
Protocol: Traveling
70.0 mile(s)
Comments: 58 miles, 6 hr 30 minutes on the Orange Co LOSH survey, followed by commuting back to Mitchell and checking the Res (no shorebirds there except KILL).
67 species

Canada Goose 8
Mallard 2
Blue-winged Teal 2
Northern Bobwhite 1
Wild Turkey 1
Pied-billed Grebe 1
Great Blue Heron 2 including one on a nest
Black Vulture 8
Turkey Vulture 31
Northern Harrier 1 female
Red-tailed Hawk 1
American Coot 3 not including a flat roadkill found on blacktop with no water in sight. Strange location, possibly a migrant that mistook pavement for water.
Killdeer 18 including 3 downy young
Spotted Sandpiper 1
Solitary Sandpiper 2
Greater Yellowlegs 4
Lesser Yellowlegs 7
Wilson's Snipe 1
Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon) 40
Mourning Dove 50
Red-headed Woodpecker 3
Red-bellied Woodpecker 2
Northern Flicker (Yellow-shafted) 3
Pileated Woodpecker 2
American Kestrel 3
Eastern Phoebe 1
Eastern Kingbird 1
LOGGERHEAD SHRIKE 1 Only found one adult shrike on territory (assumed a second adult was incubating there), but in another possible territory found 3 impaled bumble bees.
Warbling Vireo 2
Blue Jay 5
American Crow 20
Horned Lark 25 including one spotted fledgling
Purple Martin 226 counted individually at breeding colonies
Tree Swallow 10
Barn Swallow 25
Carolina Chickadee 1
Tufted Titmouse 10
House Wren 4
Carolina Wren 10
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 2
Eastern Bluebird 8
American Robin 100
Brown Thrasher 6
Northern Mockingbird 60 counted individually. 59 along the LOSH route plus one more commuting
European Starling 300
Common Yellowthroat 1
Northern Parula 1
Yellow Warbler 3
Prairie Warbler 1
Eastern Towhee 10
Chipping Sparrow 50
Field Sparrow 25
Savannah Sparrow 6
Henslow's Sparrow 5
Song Sparrow 40
White-crowned Sparrow 29 counted individually
Northern Cardinal 30
Rose-breasted Grosbeak 1 singing, our FOY
Blue Grosbeak 2
Red-winged Blackbird 75
Eastern Meadowlark 224 counted individually, including 218 along the shrike route and 6 more commuting
Common Grackle 200
Brown-headed Cowbird 20
Orchard Oriole 1
House Finch 4
American Goldfinch 25
House Sparrow 100

View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S18021452

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



Mitchell, Lawrence, US-IN
Apr 21, 2014 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Protocol: Traveling
10.0 mile(s)
Comments: commuting to and from the Orange LOSH survey. Also checked bluebird pie rd.
44 species

Canada Goose 2
Blue-winged Teal 2
Northern Bobwhite 2 pair
Wild Turkey 5
Black Vulture 4
Turkey Vulture 8
Killdeer X
Mourning Dove X
Chimney Swift 1
Downy Woodpecker 1
Northern Flicker (Yellow-shafted) 1
American Kestrel 2
Eastern Phoebe 1
Eastern Kingbird 2
Warbling Vireo 2
Carolina Chickadee X
Tufted Titmouse X
White-breasted Nuthatch (Eastern) 1
House Wren 5
Carolina Wren X
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 2
Eastern Bluebird 4
Hermit Thrush 1
American Robin X
Brown Thrasher 1
Northern Mockingbird 9
Northern Parula 4
Yellow-throated Warbler 2
Prairie Warbler 2
Eastern Towhee X
Chipping Sparrow X
Field Sparrow X
Savannah Sparrow 5
Grasshopper Sparrow 1
Song Sparrow X
White-throated Sparrow 2
White-crowned Sparrow 4
Northern Cardinal X
Red-winged Blackbird X
Eastern Meadowlark 48 counted individually
Common Grackle X
Brown-headed Cowbird X
American Goldfinch X
House Sparrow X

View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S18019755

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


--Amy Kearns, Mitchell & Lee Sterrenburg, Bloomington






Subject: Indiana Barn Owl nest cam
Date: Tue Apr 22 2014 9:38 am
From: greenpertplus AT hotmail.com
 
I picked a good 10 minutes to tune in to the Barn Owl nest box camera, located in southern Indiana, late this morning. I hadn't checked for a few days, and they should be laying eggs any day now. You can't see the floor of the nest box right up close to the camera where they like to stand, but it still should be obvious when there are eggs. Barn Owls start incubating from egg #1, so we'll be able to see the female hunkered down on the eggs while the male stands nearby.
When I tuned in at 10 AM, the female was moving all around, restlessly. She was stepping around the box and lifting her wings, fluffing up, hunkering down and turning around. She kept bumping into the male, who looked like he was just trying to sleep. I thought she might be settling down on some eggs. Instead, the male eventually turned around and they copulated. After that, they went back to sleeping, standing side-by-side as usual. So, apparently she was just soliciting some attention and doesn't have any eggs yet.
The very interesting part of this was, during all the moving around, I spotted an aluminum band on the male's left leg. John Castrale and I have been banding the young produced in this nest box for the last 3 years, so it is fairly likely that the male originally came from this nest site.
Here's the link to the camera:
http://www.in.gov/dnr/fishwild...





Amy KearnsMitchell



Subject: warbler questions - habitat and such
Date: Tue Apr 22 2014 9:25 am
From: jeremy.ross AT hotmail.com
 
another question for the Listerv brain trust!



I've been to Sugar Ridge area 1 for 4 days in a row but haven't noticed a real change of characters. I've found a handful of species, but have yet to get a good view/s or sounds of Yellow, Black throated anything, and "southern state" warblers and many of the birds reported just south of me in Vanderburg/Warrick....



So my question(s) are this; should new birds have come in and I'm missing them? Will endurance prove beneficial? or should I try somewhere new? What habitats are best for most warblers? Are parks good or are wild areas better? should there be water nearby?...I could go on but I digress...



Jeremy Ross

Petersburg, IN



Subject: SAS Bird event at Lawrence Co. Bedford Library
Date: Tue Apr 22 2014 8:27 am
From: ROBERT_BARBER_389 AT comcast.net
 
Tonight at 6:30pm David Rupp and Gary Langell are presenting "Learn your Bird Songs". Plus I'm sure they will talk about and show the species in your back yard.
Library is located on corner of 1323 "K" St. and 14th St. Parking is on the west side lot and on the streets.
Let us show our support for an informative event.

Robert E. Barber
3322 Tunnelton Road
Bedford, IN. 47421
H: 812-277-0347
C:812-797-2856
http://www.flickr.com/photos/c...
robert_barber_389@comcast.net



Subject: White-faced Ibis: Goose Pond
Date: Mon Apr 21 2014 21:12 pm
From: carroll656 AT msn.com
 
The pair of White-faced Ibis (one alternate, one transitional) were seen again at Goose Pond FWA today at noon by me,  and at 5PM by Kirk Roth in area GP-11S.

https://flic.kr/p/ngA9YM

https://flic.kr/p/ngTps6

https://flic.kr/p/neR3MW

https://flic.kr/p/ngTvsn

Evan Speck



Subject: Pine Warbler
Date: Mon Apr 21 2014 20:24 pm
From: landonneumann25 AT gmail.com
 
More migrants continue to slowly filter into the county. Best bird today
was a Pine Warbler along the trail

River Bluff Trail
Wood Duck 2
Chimney Swift 1
Red-bellied Woodpecker 1
Downy Woodpecker 1
White-eyed Vireo 1
Warbling Vireo (Eastern) 1
Northern Rough-winged Swallow 1
Purple Martin 1
Carolina Chickadee 3
Tufted Titmouse 2
House Wren 1
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 5
Ruby-crowned Kinglet 1
American Robin 5
Louisiana Waterthrush 3
Northern Parula 2
Pine Warbler 1
Yellow-rumped Warbler (Myrtle) 5
Yellow-throated Warbler 2
Field Sparrow 1
Song Sparrow 2
Swamp Sparrow 2
White-throated Sparrow 10
Northern Cardinal 10
Red-winged Blackbird 1
Common Grackle 1
Brown-headed Cowbird 5
American Goldfinch 4

Landon Neumann
Logansport, Cass County



Subject: Ruby-throated Hummingbird, swallows SW Monroe Co
Date: Mon Apr 21 2014 20:19 pm
From: tgreene AT indiana.edu
 
I saw my first hummer tonight, making two quick visits to the feeder.

Terri Greene
SW Monroe Co


Apr 21, 2014
Ruby-throated Hummingbird 1 (FOY)

Apr 20, 2014
Tree Swallow 2 (FOY for property)
Barn Swallow 2

These reports were generated automatically by eBird v3 (http://ebird.org)



Subject: Plea for rare bird documentation
Date: Mon Apr 21 2014 20:00 pm
From: mlretter AT yahoo.com
 
Hello, all.

If you've seen a bird on Indiana's Review List (like White-faced ibis, Ferruginous Hawk, Neotropic Cormorant...) please take a moment to document your sighting with the Indiana Bird Records Committee. There has been a dearth of submissions recently, and this has a negative impact on there ornithological record. Your help is much appreciated!  

http://www.indianaaudubon.org/...


Michael Retter
Chairman, IBRC 

Michael L. P. Retter
--------------------------
W. Lafayette, Tippecanoe Co., IN

Editor, Birder's Guide
American Birding Association
http://www.aba.org/birdersguid...

Tour Leader, Tropical Birding
http://www.tropicalbirding.com...
---------------------------



Subject: Yard and vicinity
Date: Mon Apr 21 2014 19:35 pm
From: whitehea AT indiana.edu
 
A few things of note in the local area today. The highlights:

E. Kingbird - 2 (FOY) - corner of Fee and By-pass
Nashville Warbler - 1 (FOY)(spruce in our yard)
Magnolia Warbler - 1 (FOY) (spruce in our yard)
White-thr. Sparrow - 4 (all white morphs)
Dark-eyed Junco - 1

Don Whitehead
Bloomington
whitehea@indiana.edu




Subject: Great Blue Heron Nesting update
Date: Mon Apr 21 2014 19:12 pm
From: japohlvin AT yahoo.com
 
Great Blue Herons nesting on power transmission tower. So far have
2 levels occupied - Top (penthouse) and bottom level - still actively
building nests. Photos @:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/...
John Pohl - Vincennes, Indiana



Subject: RT Hummer 3322 Tunnelton Rd., Bedford
Date: Mon Apr 21 2014 18:57 pm
From: ROBERT_BARBER_389 AT comcast.net
 
The RT Hummer made one appearance this morning, that I know of and one at 5:30pm. Where/ what it's doing between visiting my feeders naturally is unknown. Wings!!! Go where they want.


Eastern Bluebird should have their nest completed as much grass as they've put in the box. Makes you wonder how she's going to squeeze in there.


Believe the N. Mockers are nesting in the Bittersweet. They beat the Brown Thrashers this year starting a nest there. Thrashers are next door in those green sticky evergreens.


Eastern Cottontail started a nest out the front door, 4 feet, but my going in/out made it decide there's too much traffic for her to put up with and she's moved somewhere else. Darn it !!! Good photo op missed! But I did get a few photos of her with a mouth full of grass.


Robert E. Barber
3322 Tunnelton Road
Bedford, IN. 47421
H: 812-277-0347
C:812-797-2856
http://www.flickr.com/photos/c...
robert_barber_389@comcast.net



Subject: ruby throated hummingbird Morgan Co.
Date: Mon Apr 21 2014 18:08 pm
From: dougcher2080 AT sbcglobal.net
 
We just had our FOY Ruby-throated hummingbird at the feeder. Also, FOY red-headed woodpecker has returned to usual nesting spot in cottonwood grove. Doug Johnstone, Morgan Co. 



Subject: Cattle egret pike county
Date: Mon Apr 21 2014 17:44 pm
From: jeremy.ross AT hotmail.com
 
At 4:30 there was one cattle egret nearly standing on the road.  A great egret was present also.  Corner of line road(meridian) and sugar ridge rd(co rd 150s)
Jeremy Ross
Petersburg,in



Subject: Muscatatuck NWR, Versailles SP, Ripley Co.,Oxbow (a.k.a. Old Channel Lake, Lawrenceburg), Dearborn,
Date: Mon Apr 21 2014 17:22 pm
From: bdecker.bird AT gmail.com
 
Best birds Warbling Vireo, Caspian Terns, Palm Warbler, Prothonotary Warbler

Muscatatuck NWR, Jackson, US-IN
Apr 21, 2014 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Protocol: Traveling
3.5 mile(s)
Comments: Submitted from BirdLog NA for iOS, version 1.7.1
56 species

Canada Goose 27
Wood Duck 5
Gadwall 6
Mallard 4
Blue-winged Teal 30
Great Blue Heron 1
Turkey Vulture 5
Osprey 1
American Coot 1
Killdeer 2
Solitary Sandpiper 4
Greater Yellowlegs 3
Lesser Yellowlegs 7
Pectoral Sandpiper 140
Caspian Tern 4
Mourning Dove 7
Belted Kingfisher 2
Red-headed Woodpecker 1
Red-bellied Woodpecker 3
Downy Woodpecker 1
Hairy Woodpecker 1
Pileated Woodpecker 1
Eastern Phoebe 5
White-eyed Vireo 5
Yellow-throated Vireo 1
Blue Jay 4
American Crow 2
Northern Rough-winged Swallow 2
Purple Martin 2
Tree Swallow 7
Carolina Chickadee 2
Tufted Titmouse 3
White-breasted Nuthatch 1
Carolina Wren 1
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 19
American Robin 2
Brown Thrasher 3
Northern Mockingbird 1
European Starling 4
Common Yellowthroat 4
Northern Parula 5
Yellow-throated Warbler 2
Prairie Warbler 2
Eastern Towhee 8
Chipping Sparrow 3
Field Sparrow 32
Song Sparrow 21
Swamp Sparrow 1
White-throated Sparrow 13
White-crowned Sparrow 3
Northern Cardinal 27
Red-winged Blackbird 31
Eastern Meadowlark 2
Common Grackle 11
Brown-headed Cowbird 19
American Goldfinch 4

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Versailles SP, Ripley, US-IN
Apr 21, 2014 2:00 PM - 4:05 PM
Protocol: Traveling
4.0 mile(s)
Comments: Two walking miles Submitted from BirdLog NA for iOS,
version 1.7.1
25 species

Canada Goose 5
Turkey Vulture 11
Mourning Dove 2
Pileated Woodpecker 1
Eastern Phoebe 3
White-eyed Vireo 1
Blue Jay 2
American Crow 1
Tree Swallow 2
Tufted Titmouse 1
White-breasted Nuthatch 1
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 5
American Robin 2
Brown Thrasher 1
Louisiana Waterthrush 2
Prothonotary Warbler 1
Northern Parula 1
Yellow-throated Warbler 1
Prairie Warbler 2
Eastern Towhee 5
Chipping Sparrow 2
Northern Cardinal 3
Red-winged Blackbird 5
Common Grackle 3
Brown-headed Cowbird 4

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Oxbow (a.k.a. Old Channel Lake, Lawrenceburg), Dearborn, US-IN
Apr 21, 2014 5:01 PM - 6:06 PM
Protocol: Traveling
2.0 mile(s)
Comments: Submitted from BirdLog NA for iOS, version 1.7.1
37 species

Canada Goose 7
Mallard 4
Blue-winged Teal 11
Double-crested Cormorant 35
Great Blue Heron 11
Great Egret 3
Osprey 1
Killdeer 2
Caspian Tern 2
Mourning Dove 4
Pileated Woodpecker 1
Eastern Phoebe 1
Warbling Vireo (Eastern) 2
Blue Jay 3
American Crow 2
Horned Lark 2
Northern Rough-winged Swallow 2
Tree Swallow 4
Tufted Titmouse 2
White-breasted Nuthatch 2
Carolina Wren 1
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 10
American Robin 4
Brown Thrasher 1
European Starling 5
Prothonotary Warbler 2
Palm Warbler 1
Eastern Towhee 1
Chipping Sparrow 1
Field Sparrow 1
Song Sparrow 3
White-throated Sparrow 1
Northern Cardinal 2
Red-winged Blackbird 12
Common Grackle 18
Brown-headed Cowbird 5
House Sparrow 1

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Bob Decker

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Subject: Eagle Creek Park, Sunday April 20, 2014
Date: Mon Apr 21 2014 16:49 pm
From: sailbird AT tds.net
 
Weather-  Sunny
Temp. 60's

Sunday morning bird walk tallied 83 species. The list includes

Canada Goose
Wood Duck
Mallard
Blue-winged Teal
Ring-necked Duck
Common Loon
Pied-billed Grebe
Horned Grebe
Double-crested Cormorant
Great blue Heron
Green Heron
Turkey Vulture
Bald Eagle
Cooper's Hawk
Red-shouldered Hawk
Broad-winged Hawk
Red-tailed Hawk
American Kestrel
Sora
American Coot
Killdeer
Spotted Sandpiper
Lesser Yellowlegs
Dunlin
Bonaparte's Gull
Ring-billed Gull
Caspian Tern
Forster's Tern
Rock Pigeon
Mourning Dove
Belted Kingfisher
Red-headed Woodpecker
Red-bellied Woodpecker
Downy Woodpecker
Northern Flicker
Pileated Woodpecker
Eastern Phoebe
White-eyed Vireo
Warbling Vireo
Blue Jay
American Crow
Tree Swallow
Northern Rough-winged
Cliff Swallow
Barn Swallow
Carolina Chickadee
Tufted Titmouse
White-breasted Nuthatch
Carolina Wren
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
Golden-crowned Kinglet
Ruby-crowned Kinglet
Eastern Bluebird
Swainson's Thrush
Wood Thrush
American Robin
Gray Catbird
Northern Mockingbird
Brown Thrasher
European Starling
Northern Parula
Yellow-rumped Warbler
Yellow-throated Warbler
Pine Warbler
Prairie Warbler
Louisiana Waterthrush
Common Yellowthroat
Eastern Towhee
Chipping Sparrow
Field Sparrow
Savannah Sparrow
Henslow's Sparrow
Song Sparrow
Swamp Sparrow
White-throated Sparrow
Northern Cardinal
Red-winged Blackbird
Eastern Meadowlark
Common Grackle
Brown-headed Cowbird
House Finch
American Goldfinch
House Sparrow

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

Don Williams



Subject: Illiana Birds: Iceland Gull
Date: Mon Apr 21 2014 16:41 pm
From: cmarshbird AT prodigy.net
 
21 April 2014 - I saw the ICELAND GULL at 2:30 p.m. today from the end of
the Hammond Marina's green railing pier. He was on a rock exposed from the
submerged outer breakwall. It then flew up and landed on the marina
breakwall for good views. Also, saw 1 female COMMON GOLDENEYE, 1 female
BUFFLEHEAD, 90 RED-BREASTED MERGANSERS, 54 AMERICAN COOTS and 2 HORNED
GREBES.



Carolyn Marsh, Whiting, Lake County




Subject: Clark County, Deam Lake SRA
Date: Mon Apr 21 2014 16:01 pm
From: ddstriegel AT frontier.com
 
Still lacking warblers, not much foliage on trees at present.  Rob Mackenize and I kayaked around Deam Lake SRA in Clark County.  Did get a couple of FOY's:  Warbling Vireo, Eastern Kingbird, Orchard Oriole and Baltimore Oriole.

Deam Lake SRA, Clark, US-IN
Apr 21, 2014 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Protocol: Traveling by foot and kayak
4.0 mile(s)

41 species

Canada Goose 12 (One on nest)
Wood Duck 1
Blue-winged Teal 2
Horned Grebe 1
Great Blue Heron 2
Turkey Vulture 4
Red-tailed Hawk 1
Mourning Dove 2
Red-headed Woodpecker 1
Red-bellied Woodpecker 2
Downy Woodpecker 1
Pileated Woodpecker 1
Eastern Kingbird 1 FOY
White-eyed Vireo 2
Warbling Vireo 4 FOY
Blue Jay 2
American Crow 12
Purple Martin 2
Tree Swallow 8
Carolina Chickadee 3
Tufted Titmouse 1
White-breasted Nuthatch 2
Carolina Wren 1
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 5
Ruby-crowned Kinglet 1
American Robin 5
Northern Mockingbird 1
European Starling 30
Northern Parula 1
Pine Warbler 2
Yellow-throated Warbler 1
Eastern Towhee 1
Chipping Sparrow 6
Field Sparrow 1
White-throated Sparrow 1
Northern Cardinal 3
Red-winged Blackbird 24
Common Grackle 50
Orchard Oriole 2 (FOY, males)
Baltimore Oriole 1 (FOY, male)
American Goldfinch 6

Del Striegel
Georgetown, IN (Floyd County)



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Subject: Fwd: eBird Report - Lakefront dunes green tower, Apr 21, 2014
Date: Mon Apr 21 2014 14:56 pm
From: grube.brendan AT gmail.com
 
---------- Forwarded message ----------
From:
Date: Mon, Apr 21, 2014 at 3:55 PM
Subject: eBird Report - Lakefront dunes green tower, Apr 21, 2014
To: grube.brendan@gmail.com


Lakefront dunes green tower, Porter, US-IN
Apr 21, 2014 6:00 AM - 1:30 PM
Protocol: Stationary
Comments: Overnight warmth(60F) and clear skies early, turning
hot(76F)and overcast. South winds to 15MPH. Hardly a hawk flight,
considering the near perfect conditions. A few First-Of-Years, however,
were proof that birds are incoming. Today's counters included Brad
Bumgardner, Stephanie and Margaret Danyi, and Ken Brock.
73 species

Canada Goose 5
Red-breasted Merganser 28
Wild Turkey 1
Red-throated Loon 3
Common Loon 2
Double-crested Cormorant 96
Great Blue Heron 6
Great Egret 2
Turkey Vulture 14
Osprey 3
Northern Harrier 3
Cooper's Hawk 3
Broad-winged Hawk 16
Red-tailed Hawk 2
Rough-legged Hawk 1
Killdeer 2
Solitary Sandpiper 3
Ring-billed Gull 40
Herring Gull 1
Great Black-backed Gull 1
Caspian Tern 9
Forster's Tern 2
Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon) 5
Mourning Dove 34
Barred Owl 1 FOY
Chimney Swift 26
Belted Kingfisher 1
Red-bellied Woodpecker 3
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker 1
Downy Woodpecker 1
Hairy Woodpecker 1
Northern Flicker 21
Pileated Woodpecker 5
American Kestrel 6
Peregrine Falcon 1
Blue Jay 4
American Crow 1
Horned Lark 2
Northern Rough-winged Swallow 7
Purple Martin 3
Tree Swallow 52
Barn Swallow 11
Cliff Swallow 7
Black-capped Chickadee 1
White-breasted Nuthatch 1
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 42 West flying in the strong wind.
Ruby-crowned Kinglet 2
Eastern Bluebird 3
American Robin 33
Brown Thrasher 1
European Starling 14
Cedar Waxwing 12
Yellow Warbler 2 FOY
Pine Warbler 2 FOY
Yellow-rumped Warbler 38
Eastern Towhee 1
Chipping Sparrow 7
Field Sparrow 1
Vesper Sparrow 2
Lark Sparrow 1 FOY, on the grounds
Le Conte's Sparrow 1 FOY, in the dune grass.
Song Sparrow 1
White-throated Sparrow 2
Dark-eyed Junco 3
Northern Cardinal 1
Red-winged Blackbird 2434
Rusty Blackbird 71
Common Grackle 311
Brown-headed Cowbird 2
House Finch 1
Purple Finch 13
American Goldfinch 35
House Sparrow 1

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