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28 Aug: @ 15:41:24 
Lebanon Sod Farm - 13 shorebird sp, BOBO, BHVI [Don Gorney]
28 Aug: @ 12:52:06 
Eagle Creek Park, Sunday August 28, 2016 [Don Williams]
28 Aug: @ 09:52:26 
Lebanon Sod Farm - Western @ 10:50am [Don Gorney]
28 Aug: @ 07:39:19 
Re: Lebanon Western and Buff-br. Sandpipers [Jeff Timmons]
27 Aug: @ 20:41:02 
Serv-All Ponds-- Aug. 27, 2016 PM [Rodger Rang]
27 Aug: @ 20:34:34 
Geneva Area Birding-- August 27 [Rodger Rang]
27 Aug: @ 19:37:24 
Miller Beach - 8/27 - Black-bellied Plover [MTopp7927]
27 Aug: @ 19:09:44 
Re: OSFL,YBFL, GWWA, MOWA- Neighborhood patch [Aidan Rominger]
27 Aug: @ 19:00:11 
OSFL,YBFL, GWWA, MOWA- Neighborhood patch [Aidan Rominger]
27 Aug: @ 18:58:54 
egrets and herons [Wilkins, Vern W]
27 Aug: @ 18:27:52 
Lakefront (27-Aug-2016) Red Knot & Buff-br Sandpiper [Kenneth J. Brock]
27 Aug: @ 12:23:08 
Lebanon Western and Buff-br. Sandpipers [Terence Walsh]
27 Aug: @ 12:04:59 
Mich. City, Onion Field Friday - LBBG, WILL, BASA [Jeff McCoy]
27 Aug: @ 09:25:02 
Re: Mississippi Kite [Jeff Timmons]
27 Aug: @ 09:20:42 
Kite? [Charles Mills]
27 Aug: @ 08:58:22 
Re: Mississippi Kite [Jeff Timmons]
27 Aug: @ 07:56:56 
Mississippi Kite [Russ Allison]
26 Aug: @ 21:37:06 
Pike/Gibson county interesting birds [Jeremy Ross]
26 Aug: @ 21:05:43 
Common Nighthawks at Mary Gray [Amy Wilms]
26 Aug: @ 20:13:10 
Common Nighthawks - Fort Wayne [Phil]
26 Aug: @ 19:27:22 
Nighthawks, Mississippi Kite, Tippecanoe County [misner13@frontier.com]
26 Aug: @ 16:30:17 
Buff breasted Sandpipers [Landon Neumann]
26 Aug: @ 16:26:50 
nighthawks Morgan county [Doug Johnstone]
26 Aug: @ 15:54:47 
Lbhe and sneg [Wilkins, Vern W]
26 Aug: @ 15:30:18 
Fairbanks Landing FWA, Little Blue Herons and Snowy Egret [Peter Scott]
26 Aug: @ 15:26:59 
Wabash River sites near Clinton [Peter Scott]
26 Aug: @ 14:41:03 
Swallow-tailed Kites-no, Mississippi-yes [Gary Bowman]
26 Aug: @ 13:26:06 
Miller Beach am. REKN, PIPL [John Kendall]
26 Aug: @ 12:18:24 
osprey [Tom]
25 Aug: @ 20:59:55 
Nighthawks Kokomo [John Kendall]
25 Aug: @ 18:05:03 
Illiana Birds: Hammond Bird Sanctuary Warblers [Carolyn A. Marsh]
25 Aug: @ 17:39:47 
Fwd: Mississippi Kites on I-69 S. Of Petersburg Pike Co. [Jeremy Ross]
25 Aug: @ 17:24:09 
Goose Pond FWA small waders, few shorebirds [Amy Kearns]
25 Aug: @ 16:52:45 
Gene Stratton-Porter State Historic Site Monthly Bird Survey Sept. 1 [Conrad, Tiffany]
25 Aug: @ 14:38:56 
Mississippi Kites on I-69 S. Of Petersburg Pike Co. [John Kendall]
25 Aug: @ 09:43:02 
Welker Road BLGR-- Aug. 25 AM [Rodger Rang]
24 Aug: @ 21:27:18 
MIKI Breeding Confirmed in West Lafayette [Landon Neumann]
24 Aug: @ 21:12:56 
Laporte Co Potato Field, 6/24 - American Golden-plovers [Matt Beatty]
24 Aug: @ 20:55:07 
Fwd: eBird Report - Michigan City Harbor, Aug 24, 2016 [Brendan Grube]
24 Aug: @ 20:54:43 
Fwd: eBird Report - Onion Field, Aug 24, 2016 [Brendan Grube]
24 Aug: @ 19:42:09 
Snowy Egrets ,Celery Bog [Russ Allison]
24 Aug: @ 16:17:26 
Re: Pike swallow-tailed and Mississippi Kites [Joe and Debbie Caruso]
24 Aug: @ 14:26:06 
Green Heron snag dragonfly on the wing [Gary Dorman]
24 Aug: @ 12:10:30 
Little Blue Heron, Snowy Egrets, Celery Bog Nature Area, Aug 24, 2016 [Dunning, John B]
24 Aug: @ 11:02:48 
Pike County road info - no sightings [Jeremy Ross]
24 Aug: @ 09:16:36 
7 small, white heron-like birds, SW Monroe Co [Greene, Terri B]
24 Aug: @ 07:23:27 
Sullivan County, Indiana [Michael Brown]
23 Aug: @ 20:37:52 
Harrison County, Eurasian Collared-Dove [Del Striegel]
23 Aug: @ 19:39:48 
Buff-breasted Sandpiper, LaPorte County, 8/23 [Matt Beatty]
23 Aug: @ 14:28:41 
Pike swallow-tailed and Mississippi Kites [Amy Kearns]





Subject: Lebanon Sod Farm - 13 shorebird sp, BOBO, BHVI
Date: Sun Aug 28 2016 15:41 pm
From: in-bird-l AT list.indiana.edu
 
Aidan Rominger and I birded the Lebanon Sod Farm for 2.5 hours on the morning of August 28. We had 13 species of shorebirds including Western, Buff-breasted, Stilt, and Baird's Sandpipers, Short-billed Dowitcher, and both American Golden and Black-bellied Plovers. We spent time specifically looking for Buff-breasted starting at the south end of the site and working north. We located 12 buffies. Songbird highlights included Bobolinks flying over and a singing Blue-headed Vireo along 400N giving its continuous/complex song (no pauses between notes) that, from my experience, is a rare treat.
The juvenile Western Sandpiper, found by Terry Walsh on August 27, was very cooperative. For most of the morning it was either in the puddle on the south side of Hazelrigg (300N) or in the puddle right next to the road on the north side of Hazelrigg west of 350W. Today, I only took photos of the Western and Baird's and included them with my checklist. Aidan obtained photos of several of the shorebirds. 
Lebanon Sod Farm, Boone, Indiana, USAug 28, 2016 8:21 AM - 11:06 AM
Canada Goose  20Northern Bobwhite  1Turkey Vulture  5Red-tailed Hawk  1Black-bellied Plover  1American Golden-Plover  8Semipalmated Plover  3Killdeer  900Stilt Sandpiper  5Baird's Sandpiper  3    Least Sandpiper  5Buff-breasted Sandpiper  12    A thorough search for the species yielded 12 birds. Began at south end of sod farm and worked our way north. All birds on the west side of the road. Three birds in dirt field on south end; four birds on sod south of Hazelrigg; one bird in dirt field on north side of Hazelrigg; and four birds in sod near 400N.Pectoral Sandpiper  50Semipalmated Sandpiper  35Western Sandpiper  1    Juv with reddish upper scaps, brownish-gray coverts, black legs. Lower scaps covered completely black with pale edging. Long bill, slightly drooped but short for species so presumed male. Bird front heavy with pale face and breast. In direct comparison with SESA, the WESA was lankier than the rounded SESA and had a longer bill that included a droop. Found day before by Terry Walsh.Short-billed Dowitcher  3Lesser Yellowlegs  2Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon)  20Mourning Dove  10Blue-headed Vireo  1    Aidan heard this bird singing in the trees of a house on north side of 400N and alerted me right way. High-pitched continuous song type with no pauses along with at least one slow paced song with pause. Song diagnostic. Early migrant.Horned Lark  50Barn Swallow  15Eastern Bluebird  1American Robin  10European Starling  70Bobolink  10Baltimore Oriole  1
View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/ch...
 Don Gorney
Indianapolis, IN
317.501.4212
dongorney AT yahoo.com



Subject: Eagle Creek Park, Sunday August 28, 2016
Date: Sun Aug 28 2016 12:52 pm
From: sailbird AT tds.net
 
Sunday morning bird walk tallied 76 species.  The list includes

Canada Goose
Wood Duck
Mallard
Pied-billed Grebe
Double-crested Cormorant
Great blue Heron
Great Egret
Green Heron
Turkey Vulture
Osprey
Cooper's Hawk
Red-shouldered Hawk
Red-tailed Hawk
American Kestrel
American Coot
Killdeer
Spotted 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
Eastern Wood Pewee
Yellow-belied Flycatcher
Acadian Flycatcher
Eastern Phoebe
Great Crested Flycatcher
Eastern Kingbird
White-eyed Vireo
Yellow-throated Vireo
Warbling Vireo
Red-eyed Vireo
Blue Jay
American Crow
Fish Crow
Horned Lark
Tree Swallow
Barn Swallow
Carolina Chickadee
Tufted Titmouse
White-breasted Nuthatch
Carolina Wren
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
Eastern Bluebird
Swainson's Thrush
American Robin
Gray Catbird
Northern Mockingbird
European Starling
Cedar Waxwing
Tennessee Warbler
Northern Parula
Chestnut-sided Warbler
Black-throated Green Warbler
Yellow-throated Warbler
Black and White Warbler
American Redstart
Yellow-breasted Chat
Eastern Towhee
Chipping Sparrow
Field Sparrow
Henslow's Sparrow
Song Sparrow
Scarlet Tanager
Northern Cardinal
Indigo Bunting
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: Lebanon Sod Farm - Western @ 10:50am
Date: Sun Aug 28 2016 9:52 am
From: in-bird-l AT list.indiana.edu
 
The Western Sandpiper still present at 10:50am. This morning simce 730am it has flown to puddles on both sides of Hazelrigg (east west road). Currently it is in puddle east of irrigation equipment on north side of Hazelrigg. It may not be identifiable at this spot even with a scope due to distance and distortion.

A thorough search found 12 Buff-breasted Sandpipers.

Don Gorney and Aidan Rominger

Don Gorney
Indianapolis, IN
Sent from my cell phone



Subject: Lebanon Western and Buff-br. Sandpipers
Date: Sun Aug 28 2016 7:39 am
From: jeffreytimmons AT comcast.net
 
Western present along with bb plover, ag plover and bb sandpiper.  Western on south side of road

On August 27, 2016 1:22:40 PM EDT, Terence Walsh wrote:
>This morning (Saturday) there were quite a few shorebirds at the
>Lebanon Sod Farm. At the small pond just south-west of the West
>Hazelrigg (300N)/350W intersection there were: 1 Western Sandpiper, 3
>Semipalmated Sandpiper, 5 Stilt Sandpiper, 3 Short-billed Dowitcher, 20
>Pectoral Sandpiper, 5 Lesser Yellowlegs and a Greater Yellowlegs. The
>Western disappeared, then I later relocated it on its own just south of
>the 350W/Hazelrigg junction by the irrigation rig. Gary Langell & I had
>6 Buff-breasted Sandpiper flying at the 300N/350W intersection after
>finding one at a distance just south of the white HQ, 1 on 400N on
>grass and 3 in the mud field northwest of 300N/350W. So at least 6,
>maybe 8 in the area. Also had 3 Semipalmated Plover and a Solitary
>Sandpiper.
>Terry WalshCarmel, IN

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Subject: Serv-All Ponds-- Aug. 27, 2016 PM
Date: Sat Aug 27 2016 20:41 pm
From: rrang AT frontier.com
 
On returning to Fort Wayne from the Limberlost outing, I stopped at Serv-All before going home this afternoon.  Highlights were Blue-winged Teal (1m), Black-crowned Night-Heron (1 imm.), Bald Eagle (one adult, one screaming juvenile), Least Sandpiper (2), and Short-billed Dowitcher (1 juvenile).
Rodger RangFort Wayne



Subject: Geneva Area Birding-- August 27
Date: Sat Aug 27 2016 20:34 pm
From: rrang AT frontier.com
 
Seven members attended Stockbridge Audubon's first field trip of the fall today at Limberlost Swamp Wetland Preserve.  Members of Robert Cooper Audubon joined us, and Limberlost staffers, Willy De Smet and Curt Burnette, accompanied us, leading us on a warm, muggy, five-mile hike at the property but ensuring our timely return to the Visitor Center in Geneva before the skies let loose at lunch time.  Probably the best birds were noted by only a portion of the group.  Two Northern Mockingbirds were seen by a participant who decided to hold back and wait in the shade while the rest of us continued on an extended loop trail.  And two Sedge Wrens (Adams Co.) and a Blue Grosbeak (Jay Co.) that I heard singing on an early pass of the property while driving to the meeting site were not heard again when the whole group returned to listen for them.  Also notable on our walk was a good showing of Eastern Kingbirds, including a flock of nine, that were all moving southward.  Our Limberlost list of 47 species with a few tallies:


Canada Goose
Wood Duck- 2
Mallard
Blue-winged Teal- 1
Great Blue Heron
Great Egret- 5; again, no good egrets, just Great (Hey, southern IN!  How 'bout coughin' up a Snowy?  Or a Little Blue Heron?  You certainly wouldn't miss just one!)
Turkey Vulture
Bald Eagle- 1 juvenile
Northern Harrier- 2 (1m, 1f)
Red-tailed Hawk
Killdeer
Rock Pigeon- 1
Mourning Dove
Red-headed Woodpecker- 3
Downy Woodpecker- 1
Hairy Woodpecker- 1
American Kestrel- 1
Eastern Wood-Pewee- 1
Great Crested Flycatcher- 2
Eastern Kingbird- 15
Warbling Vireo- 2
Blue Jay
Horned Lark
Purple Martin- 5
Tree Swallow- 1
Rough-winged Swallow- 2 early
Barn Swallow- 20
Carolina Chickadee- 1
White-breasted Nuthatch- 2
House Wren- 1
Sedge Wren- 2 early
Carolina Wren- 1
Northern Mockingbird- 2
European Starling
Cedar Waxwing- 17
Common Yellowthroat- 1
Field Sparrow- 3
Savannah Sparrow- 2
Song Sparrow
Northern Cardinal- 3
Blue Grosbeak- 1 early
Indigo Bunting- 5
Bobolink- 11, including a flock of seven that went over early
Red-winged Blackbird
Brown-headed Cowbird
Baltimore Oriole- 1
American Goldfinch


After the storm and lunch both ended, a very few of us continued to Loblolly Marsh for a couple of quick stops before calling it a day.  Additional day-birds added here were Black-crowned Night-Heron (1 imm.), N. Flicker (1), Red-eyed Vireo (1), and Gray Catbird (1).  We also had another singing Sedge Wren.


Rodger Rang
Fort Wayne



Subject: Miller Beach - 8/27 - Black-bellied Plover
Date: Sat Aug 27 2016 19:37 pm
From: in-bird-l AT list.indiana.edu
 
8/27

I was able to check Lake Street for a few hours this A.M.
It was pretty quite when I was there.
A few highlights:
1-B.W.Teal
2-Coopers Hawks
1-R.T.Hawk
1-Black-bellied Plover (Ad.)
13-Sanderlings (3ad.,10juvs.)
3-Bonaparte's Gulls (2ad.,1juv.)
3-Caspian Terns
1-Common Tern
3-Forster's Terns (Basic)
1-Chipping Sparrow (Juv.) - In the Parking lot.


Michael Topp

Highland IN.
Photos: http://www.flickr.com/photos/m...



Subject: Re: OSFL,YBFL, GWWA, MOWA- Neighborhood patch
Date: Sat Aug 27 2016 19:09 pm
From: arominger26 AT gmail.com
 
Forgot to add this was in Indianapolis.

Sent from my iPhone

> On Aug 27, 2016, at 7:59 PM, Aidan Rominger wrote:
>
> I birded a 25-acre wood lot today in my neighborhood (private land) and had a lot of new fall arrivals, such as Olive sided flycatcher, Yellow bellied flycatcher, my earliest Mourning warbler, and 2 Golden winged warblers. Fall songbird migration has officially begun.
>
>
>
> Aidan Rominger
> eBird Checklist Summary for: Aug 27, 2016
>
> Number of Checklists: 1
> Number of Taxa: 31
>
> Checklists included in this summary:
> (1): 25 Acre Warbler woods
> Date: Aug 27, 2016, 5:45 PM
>
> 20 Common Nighthawk
> 15 Chimney Swift
> 3 Ruby-throated Hummingbird
> 3 Red-bellied Woodpecker
> 2 Downy Woodpecker
> 1 Olive-sided Flycatcher
> 3 Eastern Wood-Pewee
> 1 Yellow-bellied Flycatcher
> 1 Least Flycatcher
> 12 Blue Jay
> 12 Carolina Chickadee
> 2 Tufted Titmouse
> 2 White-breasted Nuthatch
> 1 House Wren
> 1 Carolina Wren
> 2 Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
> 1 Swainson's Thrush
> 1 Wood Thrush
> 6 American Robin
> 4 Gray Catbird
> 2 Golden-winged Warbler
> 4 Tennessee Warbler
> 1 Mourning Warbler
> 3 American Redstart
> 1 Magnolia Warbler
> 2 Chestnut-sided Warbler
> 1 Scarlet Tanager
> 4 Northern Cardinal
> 1 Baltimore Oriole
> 2 House Finch
> 2 American Goldfinch
>
> This trip summary was created using the eBird app for iPhone and iPad.
> See eBird for more information.
>
>
> Sent from my iPhone



Subject: OSFL,YBFL, GWWA, MOWA- Neighborhood patch
Date: Sat Aug 27 2016 19:00 pm
From: arominger26 AT gmail.com
 
I birded a 25-acre wood lot today in my neighborhood (private land) and had a lot of new fall arrivals, such as Olive sided flycatcher, Yellow bellied flycatcher, my earliest Mourning warbler, and 2 Golden winged warblers. Fall songbird migration has officially begun.



Aidan Rominger
eBird Checklist Summary for: Aug 27, 2016

Number of Checklists: 1
Number of Taxa: 31

Checklists included in this summary:
(1): 25 Acre Warbler woods
Date: Aug 27, 2016, 5:45 PM

20 Common Nighthawk
15 Chimney Swift
3 Ruby-throated Hummingbird
3 Red-bellied Woodpecker
2 Downy Woodpecker
1 Olive-sided Flycatcher
3 Eastern Wood-Pewee
1 Yellow-bellied Flycatcher
1 Least Flycatcher
12 Blue Jay
12 Carolina Chickadee
2 Tufted Titmouse
2 White-breasted Nuthatch
1 House Wren
1 Carolina Wren
2 Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
1 Swainson's Thrush
1 Wood Thrush
6 American Robin
4 Gray Catbird
2 Golden-winged Warbler
4 Tennessee Warbler
1 Mourning Warbler
3 American Redstart
1 Magnolia Warbler
2 Chestnut-sided Warbler
1 Scarlet Tanager
4 Northern Cardinal
1 Baltimore Oriole
2 House Finch
2 American Goldfinch

This trip summary was created using the eBird app for iPhone and iPad.
See eBird for more information.


Sent from my iPhone



Subject: egrets and herons
Date: Sat Aug 27 2016 18:58 pm
From: vwilkins AT indiana.edu
 
I birded a few good spots in GIbson and Pike counties on Friday, mostly trying to see how many Little Blue Herons and Snowy Egrets I could find, but keeping an eye out for Kites too.  I did not see a single Mississippi Kite (or any others for that matter), going south on 69 and then working my way east to west from Dillin Bottom in the Patoka NWR to Cane Ridge.  I ended up with 57 Little Blue Herons and 4 Snowy Egrets on the day.


Dillin Bottom is always reliable for Snowy Egret and Little Blue Heron, and there were several birds present again, but I only saw one Snowy Egret.

Snowy Egret photos

http://vw.homelinux.net/z/picture.php?/13249/category/62

http://vw.homelinux.net/z/picture.php?/13251/category/62


There wasn't a whole lot at Cane Ridge, but it was nice to see the good number of Caspian Terns. I also saw my first American White Pelican of the fall. All the Little Blue Herons and Snowy Egrets were in a ditch, between the Gibson Generating Station and Cane Ridge. There were birds up and down the ditch for as far as I could see in either direction.


This is a distant photo of one cluster of Little Blue Herons (3), Snowy Egrets (2), and 1 Great Egret in the ditch. The intense focus on this one spot can be seen in the video.

http://vw.homelinux.net/z/picture.php?/13248/category/62

https://youtu.be/ya76ZAY0UPA


On the way home I checked some spots in Knox County that I thought looked interesting (in satellite photos). The areas I checked were mostly north-south along N. Blann Rd., and some of the cross-roads. There were some nice sloughs in this area, close to the Wabash, all private property from what I could tell, but some of them had good views from the road. There were many farm fields close to the Wabash that would probably have good shorebird habitat in the spring. I didn't find much given the heat and time of day, but I think these spots are worth checking again at different times of year. Here are a couple of pictures of one of the sloughs south of Gray's Pond.

http://vw.homelinux.net/z/picture.php?/13238/category/137

http://vw.homelinux.net/z/picture.php?/13239/category/137


Vern






Subject: Lakefront (27-Aug-2016) Red Knot & Buff-br Sandpiper
Date: Sat Aug 27 2016 18:27 pm
From: kj.brock AT comcast.net
 
Today (27-Aug-2016) John Cassady, John & Elaine Harley + friends, Randy Pals, Lynn Vernon, and I birded the Indiana lakefront.

For the first three hours steady rain pelted the group at Michigan City Harbor. Fortunately, we were able to take shelter under a large awning set up for a volleyball crowd. Many of the shorebirds were noted coming in off Lake Michigan. This was by far our best stop of the day.

MICHIGAN CITY HARBOR (lakewatch 6:45-9:30am- met Michael Bourdon, Joe Bailey, Scott Evans, & Ryan Sanderson)
Double-crested Cormorant,7
Semipalmated Plover,4 juvs
Ruddy Turnstone,3 juvs
Sanderling,12- 4 adults & 8 juvs
Semipalmated Sandpiper,9 juvs
Red Knot,1 juv (landed on the beach, but flew to outer breakwall)
Stilt Sandpiper,2 juvs (on the beach with gulls)
Buff-breasted Sandpipers,2 (both on the beach inside gull flock)
Bonapartes Gull,1 juv
Ring-billed Gull,1000 est
Herring Gull,500 est
Lesser Black-backed Gull,1 adult
Caspian Tern,2 adult & juv
Common Tern,43- 40 alternate adults & 3 juvs
Forsters Tern,1 winter adult
Peregrine Falcon,1
Barn Swallow,5

EAST BEVERLY SHORES (Along Beverly Drive)
Wood Duck,10
Great Egret,1
Coopers Hawk,1 adult
Ruby-throated Hummingbird,1
Red-headed Woodpecker,2
Eastern Wood-Pewee,4 singing
Red-eyed Vireo,1 singing
Marsh Wren,2
Gray Catbird,8
Cedar Waxwing,19
Northern Cardinal,3
Rose-breasted Grosbeak,4
Eastern Towhee,3
Chipping Sparrow,2 juvs
Orchard Oriole,1 female
House Finch,2
American Goldfinch,6

CENTRAL BEVERLY SHORES (Along Beverly Drive)
Wood Duck,21
Great Blue Heron,2
Great Egret,6
Green Heron,2
Red-shouldered Hawk,1 adult
Ruby-throated Hummingbird,1
Eastern Phoebe,1
American Crow,7
Cedar Waxwing,1
Song Sparrow,2
American Goldfinch,8

WEST BEVERLY SHORES (Along Beverly Drive)
Great Blue Heron,3
Green Heron,1
Killdeer,1
Chimney Swift,141
Belted Kingfisher,1
Ruby-throated Hummingbird,1
Red-headed Woodpecker,9- 7 adults & 2 juvs
Pileated Woodpecker,1
Eastern Wood-Pewee,1
Eastern Bluebird,2
Gray Catbird,2
Cedar Waxwing,1

BRENDANS ONION FIELD
Killdeer,200 apx
Mourning Dove,1 leucistic

WOLF LAKE AT FORSYTHE PARK
Great Blue Heron,1
Great Egret,2
Caspian Tern,1

HAMMOND SANCTUARY (virtually birdless) Double-crested Cormorant,75

MILLER BEACH
Double-crested Cormorant,1
Red-shouldered Hawk,1
Red-tailed Hawk,2
Sanderling,9 juvs
Caspian Tern,1
Common Tern,1 alternate adult
Forsters Tern,1 basic adult
Chimney Swift,34
American Kestrel,2
Barn Swallow,2

Ken Brock
Chesterton




Subject: Lebanon Western and Buff-br. Sandpipers
Date: Sat Aug 27 2016 12:23 pm
From: taw327 AT att.net
 
This morning (Saturday) there were quite a few shorebirds at the Lebanon Sod Farm. At the small pond just south-west of the West Hazelrigg (300N)/350W intersection there were: 1 Western Sandpiper, 3 Semipalmated Sandpiper, 5 Stilt Sandpiper, 3 Short-billed Dowitcher, 20 Pectoral Sandpiper, 5 Lesser Yellowlegs and a Greater Yellowlegs. The Western disappeared, then I later relocated it on its own just south of the 350W/Hazelrigg junction by the irrigation rig. Gary Langell & I had 6 Buff-breasted Sandpiper flying at the 300N/350W intersection after finding one at a distance just south of the white HQ, 1 on 400N on grass and 3 in the mud field northwest of 300N/350W. So at least 6, maybe 8 in the area. Also had 3 Semipalmated Plover and a Solitary Sandpiper.
Terry WalshCarmel, IN



Subject: Mich. City, Onion Field Friday - LBBG, WILL, BASA
Date: Sat Aug 27 2016 12:04 pm
From: jeffmccoy AT embarqmail.com
 
Friday 26 Aug, 2016

Mich. City Harbor 4:00-6:00pm
Double-crested Cormorant 55
Black-bellied Plover 1 (fly-over)
Semipalmated Plover 1
Spotted Sandpiper 2
WILLET 2 juv
Lesser Yellowlegs 1 ad
Ruddy Turnstone 1 juv
Sanderling 11 (3 ad, 8 juv)
Semipalmated Sandpiper 6 juv
LESSER BLACK-BACKED Gull 1 4th yr
Caspian Tern 6

Onion Field (LaPorte Co.800S & 1150W;
most of the waders were in beanfield
fluddle 1/4 mi S)
Black-bellied Plover 1 ad
American Golden Plover 2 juv
Semipalmated Plover 1
Killdeer 300+
Lesser Yellowlegs 9
Semipalmated Sandpiper 2
BAIRDS SANDPIPER 6
Pectoral Sandpiper 11
Stilt Sandpiper 1
Short-billed Dowitcher 1


--
Jeff McCoy
Columbia City, Indiana



Subject: Mississippi Kite
Date: Sat Aug 27 2016 9:25 am
From: jeffreytimmons AT comcast.net
 
Three birds at the West Lafayette location now

On August 27, 2016 9:57:29 AM EDT, Jeff Timmons wrote:
>Two birds present now. 10:00 am
>
>On August 27, 2016 8:56:15 AM EDT, Russ Allison
> wrote:
>>I stopped by the corner where the bird has been reported for a few
>>days. It
>>flew in just as I arrived. This was at 8:30am. It was dark with an
>>approaching storm so the light was not good. One fairly good photo is
>>on
>>Flickr.
>>
>>Good birding
>>
>>Russ Allison, West Lafayette
>>
>>http://www.flickr.com/photos/r...
>>
>>
>
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Subject: Kite?
Date: Sat Aug 27 2016 9:20 am
From: ccmills AT wowway.com
 
Which Kite site are you at? The one near Petersburg or the one near Spurgeon?



Subject: Mississippi Kite
Date: Sat Aug 27 2016 8:58 am
From: jeffreytimmons AT comcast.net
 
Two birds present now.  10:00 am

On August 27, 2016 8:56:15 AM EDT, Russ Allison wrote:
>I stopped by the corner where the bird has been reported for a few
>days. It
>flew in just as I arrived. This was at 8:30am. It was dark with an
>approaching storm so the light was not good. One fairly good photo is
>on
>Flickr.
>
>Good birding
>
>Russ Allison, West Lafayette
>
>http://www.flickr.com/photos/r...
>
>

--
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Subject: Mississippi Kite
Date: Sat Aug 27 2016 7:56 am
From: grounds11 AT frontier.com
 
I stopped by the corner where the bird has been reported for a few days. It
flew in just as I arrived. This was at 8:30am. It was dark with an
approaching storm so the light was not good. One fairly good photo is on
Flickr.

Good birding

Russ Allison, West Lafayette

http://www.flickr.com/photos/r...






Subject: Pike/Gibson county interesting birds
Date: Fri Aug 26 2016 21:37 pm
From: jeremy.ross AT hotmail.com
 
This afternoon I counted six Mississippi kites but no swallow tailed kite. At home I had a female type American redstart, newly arrived bird plus 18 nighthawks flyover ahead of a storm. Yesterday, 8/25, an osprey was at the mine pit near my house, new arrival. Plus late this evening I either saw one woodcock three times or three woodcocks along with about thirty blue wing teal all at snakey point. Jeremy RossPetersburg, Indiana



Subject: Common Nighthawks at Mary Gray
Date: Fri Aug 26 2016 21:05 pm
From: wilmsab AT indianaaudubon.org
 
A storm was rolling in quickly tonight which ended our hummer banding. Carl
looked up and noticed a nice number of Common Nighthawks flying over our
house. We estimated over 40 seen at one time (4 people watching).

Amazing night!

~Amy Wilms
Mary Gray Bird Sanctuary
Connersville, Indiana



Subject: Common Nighthawks - Fort Wayne
Date: Fri Aug 26 2016 20:13 pm
From: in-bird-l AT list.indiana.edu
 
Enjoyed a nice flight of Common Nighthawks tonight.   Four waves flew past my yard tonight between 7 to 7:45.  Under guesstimate of 125. 
Phil Wixom  

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Subject: Nighthawks, Mississippi Kite, Tippecanoe County
Date: Fri Aug 26 2016 19:27 pm
From: misner13 AT frontier.com
 
On my drive home tonight about 5:30, I swung by the neighborhood where we have been seeing the Mississippi Kites in West Lafayette.  One bird was perched in the large dead tree at Knox Drive and Indian Trail Drive. Afterwards, I saw 6 Common Nighthawks in the vicinity of Harrison High School in the northern part of the county. These were presumably migrants as I didn't see breeders in this area all summer.
barnymisner13@frontier.com



Subject: Buff breasted Sandpipers
Date: Fri Aug 26 2016 16:30 pm
From: landonneumann25 AT gmail.com
 
Currently 7 at Lebanon. 5 in dirt field at intersection of 350w and 300N.
Another 2 are along 350w and 400n in sod field. Also 1 golden plover, least
sandpiper and 2 stilt sandpiper present. All buffies are juv.

Landon Neumann
West Lafayette, IN



Subject: nighthawks Morgan county
Date: Fri Aug 26 2016 16:26 pm
From: dougcher2080 AT sbcglobal.net
 
 We just had a large flock of around 100 nighthawks flyover. Heading slowly northeast. Thunderstorm to our south at the time. this is the first large flock we have had this fall. Doug Johnstone, Morgan County



Subject: Lbhe and sneg
Date: Fri Aug 26 2016 15:54 pm
From: vwilkins AT indiana.edu
 
Between Gibson and cane ridge, ditch with bridge over it, perimeter road....2 snowy egret and 7 little blue herons.
26 Caspian tern at cane ridge.
1 snowy egret and 6 little blue herons at Dillon bottom...patoka nwr.



Subject: Fairbanks Landing FWA, Little Blue Herons and Snowy Egret
Date: Fri Aug 26 2016 15:30 pm
From: Peter.Scott AT indstate.edu
 
Fairbanks Landing FWA, Sullivan, Indiana, US
Aug 25, 2016 12:30 PM - 1:20 PM
Protocol: Traveling
3.0 mile(s)
Comments: Drove to (west) end of road, old power plant grid, and shallow lake where herons have been reported. Hot, sunny, 87 degrees F.
19 species

Wood Duck 6
Mallard 2
Pied-billed Grebe 1
Double-crested Cormorant 1 one immature on deep water lake south of road; gular fluttering, perched on low snag; presumably this species, but distant
Great Blue Heron 2
Great Egret 4
SNOWY EGRET 1 I compared it with adjacent Little Blue Heron juvenile (the predominant species at this pond), scope views for 20 minutes. Snowy had long dark bill (not bicolored or noticeably tapered), longer neck, yellow lores, somewhat larger body size, yellow feet contrasting with rest of leg. Foraging behavior typical of Snowy: actively walking and jabbing frequently at fish, shaking feet, crouching; not running a lot, but moving much more than the adjacent LBHE, which extended neck slowly, peering at water surface.
LITTLE BLUE HERON 28 all were white juveniles, as reported in last week or so by Vern Wilkins and Michael Brown. In large shallow pond just east of power grid near end of paved road, north side, protected by chainlink fence. Lake is perhaps 100 x 80 meters in size, apparently quite shallow throughout. Herons were mostly perched on far side in dead or leafless shrubbery, partly obscured from view. However, about 10 were foraging, in two ways: (a) standing or walking slowly, extending neck slowly, peering at water; (b) flying over water surface in twisting fashion and occasionally attempting to spear fish from surface (I saw one do this successfully, then fly to lakeside perch). One individual appeared to seek out the lone Snowy Egret and forage alongside it (though with different behaviors); the Snowy appeared to pay it no attention. -- This count of 28 is lower than the counts in the 40's made by previous observers, and does not include a few white herons more hidden in vegetation, which I could not identify. -- field marks: plumage all white (no dark wingtips noted on any flying individuals); bill bicolored, bluish for basal two-thirds, black on tip; bill structure tapered, noticeably thicker at base, narrowing distally; legs and feet greenish yellow, the feet not contrasting with legs; iris yellow. Several querulous calls heard as one displaced another from perch. -- the number of Little Blue juveniles seen here today, and in past week, is larger than the usual annual high count in the state, but is not unprecedented for Indiana (see Brock 2006 CD).
Green Heron 1
Turkey Vulture 3
Red-tailed Hawk 1 adult, soaring
Killdeer 2
Mourning Dove 25
Yellow-billed Cuckoo 1 distant call
Eastern Kingbird 2
Northern Rough-winged Swallow 20
Barn Swallow 1
Northern Mockingbird 1
American Goldfinch 1

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Subject: Wabash River sites near Clinton
Date: Fri Aug 26 2016 15:26 pm
From: Peter.Scott AT indstate.edu
 
Highlights:
at roadside ponds:
1 Snowy Egret still present, along with 40 Great Blue Herons and 5 Bald Eagles.

at Unit 402:
10 warbler species, including Canada, Kentucky, Prothonotaries.

Clinton Rd. 350 E Wabash Valley Wetland, Vermillion, Indiana, US
Aug 25, 2016 6:45 AM - 7:20 AM
Protocol: Traveling
0.3 mile(s)
Comments: Checked ponds on west side of road, 1.8 miles south of SR 163.
9 species

Wood Duck 2
Great Blue Heron 40
SNOWY EGRET 1
Bald Eagle 5 1 adult, 4 juveniles or immatures
Killdeer 1
Solitary Sandpiper 1
American Crow 1
Baltimore Oriole 1
American Goldfinch 1

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WABASH RIVER CONSERVATION AREA Unit 402, Vermillion, Indiana, US
Aug 25, 2016 7:35 AM - 11:10 AM
Protocol: Traveling
2.0 mile(s)
Comments: (Signed parking lot 2.2 miles south of Clinton) Walked a big loop through bottomland forest of silver maple, ash, cottonwood, willow, and waist-high dense herbaceous understory of bur-cucumber, buttonbush, knotweed, etc. Lots of mosquitoes. Cloudy at beginning, then clearing; very humid, temperatures 72 to 82 degrees F.
38 species

Mourning Dove 1
Yellow-billed Cuckoo 1
Chimney Swift 1
Ruby-throated Hummingbird 5
Red-headed Woodpecker 3
Red-bellied Woodpecker 3
Downy Woodpecker 2
Northern Flicker 1
Pileated Woodpecker 1
Eastern Wood-Pewee 5 scattered birds, calling from perches
Least Flycatcher 1 flicking wings rapidly and calling "whit"; dull colored; bright eye ring
Great Crested Flycatcher 3
Yellow-throated Vireo 1 singing high in tree
Warbling Vireo 3
Red-eyed Vireo 5 a few singing
Blue Jay 5
Carolina Chickadee 6
Tufted Titmouse 7
White-breasted Nuthatch 5
Carolina Wren 5
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 6

Ovenbird 1
Black-and-white Warbler 3 all females or immatures
Prothonotary Warbler 4
Kentucky Warbler 1 female
Common Yellowthroat 4 1 adult female with 2 juveniles; and another female or juvenile
American Redstart 3 all females or immatures
Northern Parula 1
Blackburnian Warbler 1 apparent adult female, rather bright yellow on throat and supercilium; bright white wing bars, dark cheek triangle, dark "braces" on back
Chestnut-sided Warbler 1
Canada Warbler 1

Chipping Sparrow 1 partly streaked immature, near roadside houses
Song Sparrow 7 some singing
Northern Cardinal 2
Indigo Bunting 4 females or immatures
Baltimore Oriole 3
House Finch 1 female eating fruit
American Goldfinch 1

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Subject: Swallow-tailed Kites-no, Mississippi-yes
Date: Fri Aug 26 2016 14:41 pm
From: otus44 AT sbcglobal.net
 
A couple of us checked the Pike county kite spots again today starting at 8:30CDT with
mixed success. At the Spurgeon-Mackey spot, there was nothing soaring, as opposed
to lots of action last weekend. We finally found a Red-shouldered Hawk and some Turkey
Vultures near-by in Gibson county.

We next took I-69 to Petersburg watching along the interstate and checked the CR-75 spot.
Only a few TUVU were seen. Checking several roads on both sides of the interstate including
SR57 we found only more TUVU. Finally returning back to the CR75 spot, we again had TUVU
and this time at least five Mississippi Kites. We stayed until after 2pm CDT with no views of
the Swallow-tailed Kite.

Gary Bowman, Vincennes
Denny Jones




Subject: Miller Beach am. REKN, PIPL
Date: Fri Aug 26 2016 13:26 pm
From: in-bird-l AT list.indiana.edu
 
Only a few birds early this morning at Miller including a Red Knot, Piping Plover and Ruddy Turnstone.  There was little to no offshore migration going on.
John Kendall
Warsaw
82616 miller lake st.
FOTE10+5
COTE-1 j
CATE-2
BOGU-2 ad+1 j
BWTE-1+4+4+4
GWTE-6+3
MERL-1
AMKE-2
REKN-1
SESA-1 juv
RUTU-1 juv
Sand-9+15(5 ad)+4+21 juvI 45 juveniles
PIPL-1 unaged. Women on horseback flushed it eastwards.
DCCO-500+400
GBHE-1

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Subject: osprey
Date: Fri Aug 26 2016 12:18 pm
From: annntom AT embarqmail.com
 
Ann and I were out on the lake collecting water samples for the clean
lakes program. All of a sudden in my periphery I noticed a large bird
approach and hit the water maybe 100 yards away. The osprey came back
out of the water and "shook like a dog" as Ann put it as it rose empty
taloned from the water. Over the next 1/2 hour we watched as it
continued to fish hitting the water several times. It finally flew to a
tree over 1/2 mile away but we could not tell if it had had success or
was just resting prior to continuing its fishing foray. We used to have
Ospreys in the summer but since Eagles have moved into the area Ospreys
are few and far between most commonly being seen in the Spring.

Tom Hougham

on Lamb Lake in SW Johnson Co


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Subject: Nighthawks Kokomo
Date: Thu Aug 25 2016 20:59 pm
From: in-bird-l AT list.indiana.edu
 
More highway birding as I made my way north from Evansville-42 Common Nighthawks along US 31 new bypass just N. of the tornado damage path west of Kokomo this evening. 
Kudos the Jeremy Ross-My target bird when I left Warrick Co. was Swallow-tailed Kite, but the I-69 Mississippi's and US31 Nighthawks made for good in-car birding.

John Kendall
Warsaw

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Subject: Illiana Birds: Hammond Bird Sanctuary Warblers
Date: Thu Aug 25 2016 18:05 pm
From: cmarshbird AT prodigy.net
 
August 25, 2016 - There was a nice flock of warblers in the Hammond Bird
Sanctuary, west end.

Red-tailed Hawk 1

Mourning Dove 4

Yellow-billed Cuckoo 1 ad

Chimney Swift 2

Downy Woodpecker 2

Eastern Wood-Pewee 2

Warbling Vireo 4 family

Red-eyed Vireo 1

Am. Crow 2

Tree Swallow 12

Barn Swallow 6

Black-capped Chickadee 6

House Wren 2

Swainson's Thrush 1 (first arrived 21 Aug.)

American Robin 4

Gray Catbird 2

Black-and-white Warbler 3

Tennessee Warbler 1

American Redstart 4 ( one arrived 21 Aug.)

Magnolia Warbler 1

Blackburnian Warbler 1

Chestnut-sided Warbler 1

Blackpoll 2

Black-throated Green 1

Wilson's Warbler 1

Northern Cardinal 2

Baltimore Oriole 1 (one arrived 21 Aug.)

House Finch 1

Am. Goldfinch 3



Carolyn Marsh, Whiting, Lake, IN




Subject: Mississippi Kites on I-69 S. Of Petersburg Pike Co.
Date: Thu Aug 25 2016 17:39 pm
From: jeremy.ross AT hotmail.com
 
I swung by there on my way home after school and counted at least 6 Mississippi and 1 swallow tailed. Viewed from 75E.  In PIKE County ;)

Jeremy Ross
Petersburg, Indiana
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From: John Kendall
Date: Aug 25, 2016 3:38 PM
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Mississippi Kites on I-69 S. Of Petersburg Pike Co.
To: Indiana IN-BIRD
Cc:

I just saw 2 juvenile Mississippi Kites and 1 female hawking insects at exit 46 off I-69. The location is just S. Of Petersburg in Puke Co. and the East Fork of the White River.
John Kendall
Warsaw

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Subject: Goose Pond FWA small waders, few shorebirds
Date: Thu Aug 25 2016 17:24 pm
From: greenpertplus AT hotmail.com
 
Gary Langell and I did a shorebird survey at Goose Pond FWA today. We found few shorebirds (just a handful in flight over BH2), but had a good day of small waders, counting 3 Snowy Egrets (BH3) and 29 Little Blue Herons (5 in BH3, 13 in BH2, 10 in GP1, and 1 in GP16). 

High water is in the process of receding. Hopefully GP1 and BH3 will have some mudflat shorebird habitat by next week. We checked a number of spring drawdown units today, but all former mudflats are covered by either water or primrose (probably both in many cases).

Goose Pond FWA--GP10N, Greene, Indiana, US
Aug 25, 2016 8:00 AM - 8:08 AM
Protocol: Traveling
0.6 mile(s)
Comments: Disturbance = A , Water Level = H. No mudflats available.
7 species

Canada Goose 50
Wood Duck 25
Mallard 50
Double-crested Cormorant 5
Great Blue Heron (Blue form) 1
Great Egret 2
Bobolink 15

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Goose Pond FWA--GP11S, Greene, Indiana, US
Aug 25, 2016 8:20 AM - 8:44 AM
Protocol: Traveling
0.5 mile(s)
Comments: disturbance a, water high
17 species

Great Blue Heron (Blue form) 9
Great Egret 48
Cooper's Hawk 1 imm
Bald Eagle 1 imm
Willow Flycatcher 1
Eastern Phoebe 1
Bell's Vireo 2
American Crow 4
Tree Swallow 9
Carolina Chickadee 4
Carolina Wren 1
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 2
Gray Catbird 1
Mourning Warbler 1 immature female. A bigger warbler, stocky shape, all bright yellow below (including belly), yellow supercilium, narrow eyering
Chestnut-sided Warbler 1 immature female
Song Sparrow 1
Blue Grosbeak 1

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Goose Pond FWA--Beehunter Marsh BH3, Greene, Indiana, US
Aug 25, 2016 8:50 AM - 9:25 AM
Protocol: Traveling
1.5 mile(s)
Comments: Disturbance = A, Water Level = H. No exposed mudflats. Could improve by next week.
11 species

Wood Duck 6
Double-crested Cormorant 2
Great Blue Heron (Blue form) 5
Great Egret 5
Snowy Egret 3
Little Blue Heron 5 Immatures
Green Heron 3
Red-shouldered Hawk 1 Imm, Attempted to take Green Heron
Mourning Dove 5
Tree Swallow 2
Indigo Bunting 1

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Goose Pond FWA--Beehunter Marsh BH2, Greene, Indiana, US
Aug 25, 2016 9:47 AM - 10:24 AM
Protocol: Traveling
2.5 mile(s)
Comments: Disturbance = A, Water Level = H. A lot of vegetation covering potential future mudflats.
12 species

Canada Goose 1
Wood Duck 10
Mallard 2
Great Blue Heron (Blue form) 4
Great Egret 4
Little Blue Heron 13 Immatures. Most easily visible from the levee at the parking lot.
Killdeer 3
Pectoral Sandpiper 4
Short-billed Dowitcher 1
Lesser Yellowlegs 1
Mourning Dove 8
Common Yellowthroat 2

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Goose Pond FWA--GP1, Greene, Indiana, US
Aug 25, 2016 11:12 AM - 11:39 AM
Protocol: Traveling
2.5 mile(s)
Comments: Disturbance = A, Water Level = N. Could have exposed mudflats next week.
11 species

Wood Duck 15
Mallard 8
Blue-winged Teal 34
Great Blue Heron (Blue form) 14
Great Egret 11
Little Blue Heron 10 Immatures
Northern Harrier 1 female/immature
Red-shouldered Hawk 1 immature
Bell's Vireo 1
Sedge Wren 1
Henslow's Sparrow 2

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Goose Pond FWA--GP5S, Greene, Indiana, US
Aug 25, 2016 11:48 AM - 11:54 AM
Protocol: Traveling
3.0 mile(s)
Comments: Disturbance = A, Water Level = L mudflats covered with too much vegetation
1 species

Great Egret 4

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Goose Pond FWA--GP5N, Greene, Indiana, US
Aug 25, 2016 11:55 AM - 12:00 PM
Protocol: Traveling
1.0 mile(s)
Comments: Disturbance = A, Water Level = H No species observed.
0 species


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Goose Pond FWA--GP8, Greene, Indiana, US
Aug 25, 2016 12:12 PM - 12:19 PM
Protocol: Traveling
0.5 mile(s)
Comments: Disturbance = A, Water Level = H
6 species

Blue-winged Teal 2
Great Blue Heron (Blue form) 2
Great Egret 6
Sandhill Crane 1
Tree Swallow 10
Savannah Sparrow 1

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Goose Pond FWA--Main Pool East, Greene, Indiana, US
Aug 25, 2016 12:45 PM - 12:59 PM
Protocol: Traveling
2.4 mile(s)
Comments: Disturbance = A, Water Level = H
13 species

Wood Duck 18
Mallard 2
Pied-billed Grebe 1
Double-crested Cormorant 2
Great Blue Heron (Blue form) 4
Great Egret 5
Northern Harrier 1 female/immature
Red-tailed Hawk 1 adult
Eastern Phoebe 1
Bell's Vireo 4 still singing in ditches
Tree Swallow 3
Barn Swallow 2
Red-winged Blackbird 52

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Gary Langell, Ellettsville
Amy Kearns, Mitchell







Subject: Gene Stratton-Porter State Historic Site Monthly Bird Survey Sept. 1
Date: Thu Aug 25 2016 16:52 pm
From: TConrad AT indianamuseum.org
 
The Gene Stratton-Porter State Historic Site is conducting a base line survey on 80 acres of former farm land in Rome City, Indiana. The information will be used to reference against once the land is restored to wetland and prairie grassland. Monthly surveys of the land will be compiled for 5 years and submitted to the Indiana Academy of Science discussing the impact of the restoration of the land and the increased diversity of bird species.  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 7:20 a.m. on Thursday September 1st. We are located at 1205 Pleasant Point, Rome City, IN 46784. If you have any questions please contact the site naturalist, Tiffany, at 260.854.3790.

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

Next survey: Thursday September 15th at 7:35 a.m.

Tiffany Conrad
Interpretive Naturalist
Gene Stratton-Porter SHS
Rome City, IN 46784
tconrad@indianamuseum.org
260.854.3790





Subject: Mississippi Kites on I-69 S. Of Petersburg Pike Co.
Date: Thu Aug 25 2016 14:38 pm
From: in-bird-l AT list.indiana.edu
 
I just saw 2 juvenile Mississippi Kites and 1 female hawking insects at exit 46 off I-69. The location is just S. Of Petersburg in Puke Co. and the East Fork of the White River. 
John Kendall
Warsaw

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Subject: Welker Road BLGR-- Aug. 25 AM
Date: Thu Aug 25 2016 9:43 am
From: rrang AT frontier.com
 
A Blue Grosbeak was singing in the tree line on the west side of Welker Road (just barely into Huntington County) this morning (9AM), but I couldn't pick it out visually among the thick leaves of the tall cottonwoods.  Further south, just beyond where the road bends to the southwest, there is a small pond with some exposed edges on the left side of the road, but the only bird I could find there was a Great Egret.  Other highlights along Welker and along E1100N, with which it intersects, included:

Chimney Swift- 1
Belted Kingfisher- 1
American Kestrel- 2; an adult male and female together
Eastern Kingbird- 2 together
Purple Martin- 3

Also of interest on my short drive: I noted eleven turkeys on the west side of Amber Road, just south of Redding. They were lounging in the road and a gravel driveway connected to it. Obviously raised nearby, they didn't bolt as I approached. They seemed only a bit nervous as I stopped to roll down my window and look at them right next to my vehicle. They looked anxiously back at me, probably wondering if I was there to feed them or to eat them.

Rodger Rang
Fort Wayne



Subject: MIKI Breeding Confirmed in West Lafayette
Date: Wed Aug 24 2016 21:27 pm
From: landonneumann25 AT gmail.com
 
I got word from Chris Collins today that he had 3 kites at the spot. One
was a juvenile after looking at pics, so it appears that a pair nested here
this summer.

Landon Neumann
West Lafayette, IN



Subject: Laporte Co Potato Field, 6/24 - American Golden-plovers
Date: Wed Aug 24 2016 21:12 pm
From: mbeatty233 AT gmail.com
 
I could not relocate the Buff-breasted Sandpiper at the field on IN-39 south of US-30. There were four American Golden-plovers in with the large number of Killdeer, and few other common shorebirds. Habitat still looks great, it is a spot worth checking! Blurry AMGP pics in the checklist link below.

BBSA spot, US 39, LaPorte, Indiana, US
Aug 24, 2016 6:35 PM - 7:20 PM
Protocol: Stationary
Comments: Ran out of light. Submitted from eBird for iOS, version 1.2.6 Build 75
10 species

Mallard 4
American Golden-Plover 4
Killdeer 100 Probably an undercount
Pectoral Sandpiper 3
Greater Yellowlegs 1
Lesser Yellowlegs 5
Mourning Dove 3
Horned Lark 15
Barn Swallow 1
European Starling 10

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Subject: Fwd: eBird Report - Michigan City Harbor, Aug 24, 2016
Date: Wed Aug 24 2016 20:55 pm
From: grube.brendan AT gmail.com
 
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Date: Wed, Aug 24, 2016 at 9:51 PM
Subject: eBird Report - Michigan City Harbor, Aug 24, 2016
To: grube.brendan@gmail.com


Michigan City Harbor, LaPorte, Indiana, US
Aug 24, 2016 8:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Protocol: Stationary
16 species

Common Loon 1 Touched down off shore.
Double-crested Cormorant 40
Great Blue Heron 4
Great Egret 5
Turkey Vulture 2
Semipalmated Plover 1
Upland Sandpiper 1 Landed on the beach.
Sanderling 8
Least Sandpiper 1
Buff-breasted Sandpiper 2 Flying high.
Semipalmated Sandpiper 10
Willet 1
Lesser Yellowlegs 1
Caspian Tern 4
Forster's Tern 11
Purple Martin 4

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Subject: Fwd: eBird Report - Onion Field, Aug 24, 2016
Date: Wed Aug 24 2016 20:54 pm
From: grube.brendan AT gmail.com
 
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Subject: eBird Report - Onion Field, Aug 24, 2016
To: grube.brendan@gmail.com


Onion Field, LaPorte, Indiana, US
Aug 24, 2016 11:30 AM - 11:45 AM
Protocol: Stationary
3 species

Killdeer 65
Buff-breasted Sandpiper 1
Lesser Yellowlegs 1

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Subject: Snowy Egrets ,Celery Bog
Date: Wed Aug 24 2016 19:42 pm
From: grounds11 AT frontier.com
 
I watched the Birds feed from 7:00pm to 8:00pm. At 8:00pm the (5) Egrets
left the area heading south. To roost or continue migration.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/r...

Good birding

Russ Allison, West Lafayette




Subject: Pike swallow-tailed and Mississippi Kites
Date: Wed Aug 24 2016 16:17 pm
From: caruso1914 AT gmail.com
 
While not quite the bonanza Amy described, today (8/24) Debbie and I had
the Swallow-tailed Kite, along with 2 Mississippis at the CR 75E site. Best
viewing is at a rise in the road which has an open view toward I 69. Most
of the time the birds were feeding above the line of trees southeast of the
highway.

Debbie & Joe Caruso
New Albany, IN

On Tue, Aug 23, 2016 at 3:28 PM, Amy Kearns
wrote:

> This is so incredible right now. The Pike County swallow-tailed kite
> previously reported by Bell, Rominger, and Hamilton, from I-69 south of
> Petersburg, is in-flight foraging over the interstate with at least nine
> Mississippi kites! I think the best views might actually be had from I 69.
> However, if you're not into birding from the interstate, I found a pretty
> good view at 38.4498 -87.2635 on County Road 75 E, south of State Route 56.
>
> Amy Kearns
> Mitchell
>
> Sent from my iPhone



Subject: Green Heron snag dragonfly on the wing
Date: Wed Aug 24 2016 14:26 pm
From: in-bird-l AT list.indiana.edu
 
Today at work I was watching a GRHE fly over when it made a jog in its flight and caught a dragonflymidair. I have never seen this behavior from a bird that normally slowly stalks its prey. Pretty cool! Gary Dorman II New Albany, Floyd Co.,IN



Subject: Little Blue Heron, Snowy Egrets, Celery Bog Nature Area, Aug 24, 2016
Date: Wed Aug 24 2016 12:10 pm
From: jdunning AT purdue.edu
 
We had a decent showing of herons and shorebirds for Celery Bog in August.  The usual numbers of Great Blue Herons and Great Egrets were augmented by large numbers of Green Herons (8-9 in one place) and four Snowy Egrets and a fly-by Little Blue Heron (the latter seen by Landon Neumann the previous day).  A small flock of shorebirds landed close to our group and gave good comparative looks. They included a Semipalmated Sandpiper, multiple Least Sandpipers as well as Spotted and Solitary.  Celery Bog can often have water levels too deep for peeps, but it seems like a fair amount of habitat at present. No migrant songbirds during our hour+.

Barny, misner13@frontier.com

Celery Bog Nature Area, Tippecanoe, Indiana, US Aug 24, 2016 7:30 AM - 9:15 AM
39 species

Canada Goose 50
Wood Duck 50
Mallard 20
Blue-winged Teal 15
Northern Shoveler 2
Pied-billed Grebe 1
Double-crested Cormorant 6
Great Blue Heron 35
Great Egret 30
Snowy Egret 4
Little Blue Heron 1
Green Heron 20
Cooper's Hawk 1
Bald Eagle 2
Red-tailed Hawk 1
Killdeer 10
Least Sandpiper 5
Semipalmated Sandpiper 2
Spotted Sandpiper 2
Solitary Sandpiper 1
Mourning Dove 3
Ruby-throated Hummingbird 1
Belted Kingfisher 2
Downy Woodpecker 2
Eastern Wood-Pewee 3
Eastern Phoebe 1
Great Crested Flycatcher 1
Northern Rough-winged Swallow 2
Tree Swallow 5
Barn Swallow 15
Tufted Titmouse 1
American Robin 2
European Starling 25
Field Sparrow 2
Song Sparrow 3
Northern Cardinal 2
Indigo Bunting 2
Baltimore Oriole 1
American Goldfinch 2

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Subject: Pike County road info - no sightings
Date: Wed Aug 24 2016 11:02 am
From: jeremy.ross AT hotmail.com
 
As a local I thought I would pass on some information.  If you look at Google maps, or maybe any other mapping, it shows a lot of roads in the area of the Kites.  It's wrong.  Much of the roads show are there but a behind locked gates controlled and monitored by the coal mine.  In some cases the roads aren't even existing roads.  The road Amy observed from, 75E, is just a long stub road.  The interstate probably offers the best views.  Just and FYI

Jeremy Ross
Petersburg, IN



Subject: 7 small, white heron-like birds, SW Monroe Co
Date: Wed Aug 24 2016 9:16 am
From: tgreene AT indiana.edu
 
Did anyone else see a group of 7 smallish, white heron-like birds this morning in Monroe County?

I was on Rockeast Rd (SW Monroe Co) at 9am on my way into Bloomington when I spotted a V of silhouetted birds heading toward me. My first thought was geese, but then as they got near, I saw that they were white and not geese. I stopped the car, fumbled for the crappy binoculars I keep under the seat, and jumped out. The birds had already flown past. I was not able to get a leg color. They made no sound. This was at the east end of Rockeast Rd where it tees into Rockport Rd just south of Kirksville. The birds were flying quickly west-southwest. Maybe Little Blue Herons?

Also noted a phoebe on the fence post this morning near my barn.

Terri Greene
SW Monroe Co

Aug 24, 2016
Protocol: Incidental

Eastern Phoebe 1

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Subject: Sullivan County, Indiana
Date: Wed Aug 24 2016 7:23 am
From: in-bird-l AT list.indiana.edu
 
Fairbanks Landing FWA, Sullivan, Indiana, US
Aug 23, 2016 8:11 PM - 8:31 PM
Protocol: Stationary
Comments: Only arrived 30 minutes before sunset. Hoping for Black- crowned Night Heron but no luck. 32 Little Blue Herons had been seen by Vern Wilkins on Sun Aug 21, 2016. Submitted from eBird for iOS, version 1.2.6 Build 75
13 species

Great Egret 2
Little Blue Heron 49 All juveniles (white feathers, bicolored bill with dark tip, and greenish legs). I counted them 5 times and tried to get all in scope view 3 times as I was hoping to pick out a Snowy Egret but no luck. Had to view through a chain link fence which was optically annoying.
Green Heron 1
Red-tailed Hawk 1
Killdeer 2
Mourning Dove 75
Red-headed Woodpecker 1
Pileated Woodpecker 1
Eastern Kingbird 2
Tree Swallow 4
European Starling 100
Yellow Warbler 1
Northern Cardinal 1

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Michael Brown
Terre Haute, IN



Subject: Harrison County, Eurasian Collared-Dove
Date: Tue Aug 23 2016 20:37 pm
From: ddstriegel AT frontier.com
 
Observed my first Harrison County Eurasian Collared-Dove in NewSalisbury, IN this evening.  This bird was reported on 8-12-2016 by Taylor Randsell in the same area.

Dove was located along SR 135 just south of intersection SR 135 and SR 64 perched on telephone pole next to Calvary Baptist Church. Taylor Randsell reported the bird across the street from New Salisbury Post Office which is one block south from where I observed it.

Del Striegel
Floyd County



Subject: Buff-breasted Sandpiper, LaPorte County, 8/23
Date: Tue Aug 23 2016 19:39 pm
From: mbeatty233 AT gmail.com
 
I found a Buff-breasted Sandpiper in a potato field along IN-39 in Laporte County, about two miles south of US-30. This field is bordered by CR 1650 on the south. The bird was viewed from 1650 and from the shoulder of 39, and seemed an equal distance from both. There were lots of Killdeer in the large grassy area as well. The Buffy was in the southern section of the field. There may have been some other shorebirds in the puddles in the north section of the field but I ran out of time trying to get pics of the buff-breasted. I did not have my camera but took some blurry digiscoped pics on the "Birding Indiana: Advanced Birding" Facebook page. Bird was found around 5pm and was there when I left around 5:45pm.

Matt
Valparaiso, IN

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Subject: Pike swallow-tailed and Mississippi Kites
Date: Tue Aug 23 2016 14:28 pm
From: greenpertplus AT hotmail.com
 
This is so incredible right now. The Pike County swallow-tailed kite previously reported by Bell, Rominger, and Hamilton, from I-69 south of Petersburg, is in-flight foraging over the interstate with at least nine Mississippi kites! I think the best views might actually be had from I 69. However, if you're not into birding from the interstate, I found a pretty good view at 38.4498 -87.2635 on County Road 75 E, south of State Route 56. 

Amy Kearns
Mitchell

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