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16 Sep: @ 19:29:33 
9/16 Hammond Sanctuary & Tri-county FWA, Kosc. and Noble Co.'s 9/15 [john kendall]
16 Sep: @ 18:55:57 
Lake Monroe [Whitehead, Donald R.]
16 Sep: @ 17:33:25 
Clinton ,Indiana, Sep 16, 2014 Glossy ibis [john skene]
16 Sep: @ 14:18:13 
MCHarbor, Beverly, Dunes State Park [Brendan Grube]
16 Sep: @ 12:33:27 
Pike Unit & Cane Ridge WMA September 14, 2014 [Sterrenburg, Lee W.]
16 Sep: @ 12:32:01 
Hybrid Brewster's Warbler, Mt St. Francis Sanctuary-Floyd County [Del Striegel]
16 Sep: @ 10:14:29 
Clinton Glossy Ibis [A Betuel]
16 Sep: @ 08:53:34 
Streibel Pond Michigan City 9-15-2014 [Lynea]
16 Sep: @ 08:01:42 
Clinton glossy ibis [Adam Betuel]
16 Sep: @ 02:44:47 
Miller Beach - 9/15 - White Pelican, Ruddy Turnstones [MTopp7927]
15 Sep: @ 21:00:01 
Philadelphia Vireo [Landon Neumann]
15 Sep: @ 16:12:31 
Celery Bog Nature Area - warblers etc [Peter Scott]
15 Sep: @ 16:10:21 
Lakefront, Sunday [Peter Scott]
15 Sep: @ 15:09:45 
Lakefront Saturday [Peter Scott]
15 Sep: @ 15:08:44 
Michigan City Black Vulture [Steve Sass]
15 Sep: @ 14:12:07 
Four Glossy Ibis in Vermillion County [marty jones]
15 Sep: @ 13:24:17 
lakefront Friday - landbirds [Peter Scott]
15 Sep: @ 12:10:04 
Sunday Eaglel Creek update [Spike Selig]
15 Sep: @ 12:02:56 
Golden-winged Warbler, Cass County [Bud Dodrill]
15 Sep: @ 10:00:13 
Re: Newton County - Willow Slough, Kankakee Sands, Conrad savanna [Dan Weber]
14 Sep: @ 23:07:45 
Re: Photos from the Lakefront [Liz Day]
14 Sep: @ 23:01:45 
Newton County - Willow Slough, Kankakee Sands, Conrad savanna [Peter Scott]
14 Sep: @ 22:41:05 
Photos from the Lakefront [john kendall]
14 Sep: @ 19:57:42 
Fwd: BirdsEye-O'Bannon Woods SP-2014-9-14 BWWA, GWWA and HOWA... [Colleen Craven-Becker]
14 Sep: @ 19:39:49 
Lake Monroe [Whitehead, Donald R.]
14 Sep: @ 15:49:43 
Tri-County FWA [James Haw]
14 Sep: @ 15:24:21 
Ft. Harrison 9/14 warblers and YBFL [Don Gorney]
14 Sep: @ 13:41:34 
HNF Lawrence Co [Amy Kearns]
14 Sep: @ 12:37:00 
ross hills park, Sep 14, 2014 Conn. Warb, Wilson Warb [john skene]
14 Sep: @ 12:25:56 
Eagle Creek Park, Sunday Sept. 14, 2014 [Don Williams]
14 Sep: @ 06:15:42 
Goose Pond FWA Hudsonian Godwit update September 10 & 13 2014 [Sterrenburg, Lee W.]
13 Sep: @ 21:30:28 
Salamonie Reservoir [John Winebrenner]
13 Sep: @ 20:26:42 
Black-throated Blue Warbler, Blue-headed Vireo [Landon Neumann]
13 Sep: @ 19:43:50 
Sabine's Photos [John & Wendy Cassady]
13 Sep: @ 19:28:44 
birds at Michigan city [Peter Scott]
13 Sep: @ 17:45:59 
Illiana Birds: Hammond Bird Sanctuary [Carolyn A. Marsh]
13 Sep: @ 16:26:17 
Lakefront (13-Sep-2014) 51 Sabine's Gulls & 16 jaegers [Kenneth J. Brock]
13 Sep: @ 15:49:27 
radar viewing [Liz Day]
13 Sep: @ 14:05:38 
Sabines Gull on beach Michigan city [John Kendall]
13 Sep: @ 12:37:10 
Warblers at Muscatatuck [David Crouch]
12 Sep: @ 21:14:21 
Re: Miller Beach - 9/12 - Sabine's Gull,Whimbrel,Red Knot. [Landon Neumann]
12 Sep: @ 20:52:10 
Koscuisko Co. areas afternoon 9/12 [john kendall]
12 Sep: @ 19:30:06 
Ft. Harrison 9/14 Black-throated Blues and Conn Warbler [Don Gorney]
12 Sep: @ 18:36:20 
Eagle Creek Reservoir 9/12 [bob carper]
12 Sep: @ 16:08:18 
Miller Beach - 9/12 - Sabine's Gull,Whimbrel,Red Knot. [MTopp7927]
12 Sep: @ 14:25:22 
Chain O' Lakes State Park [James Haw]
12 Sep: @ 14:19:37 
Warblers at O'Bannon Woods SP and Harrison-Crawford SF [Del Striegel]
12 Sep: @ 12:25:38 
Avocets at Cane Ridge [4giffords]
12 Sep: @ 10:40:38 
SW Allen Pre-Dawn Flight-- Sep. 12 [Rodger Rang]
12 Sep: @ 10:05:13 
Bobolinks Pine Creek Gamebird Habitat Area , Sep 12, 2014 [Dunning, John B]





Subject: 9/16 Hammond Sanctuary & Tri-county FWA, Kosc. and Noble Co.'s 9/15
Date: Tue Sep 16 2014 19:29 pm
From: in-bird-l AT list.indiana.edu
 
I birded Hammond Sanctuary with Michael Topp this am.
Highlights were 16 Warbler species, FOY species including FC Kinglets, Juncos, WT Sparrows, flycatchers, 3 Wren species and a dead Sora that had its head missing in the parking lot as I was leaving. We also saw a Crow eat a bat along the fence.
I had a new personal Kosciusko county bird at Tri-county-Clay-colored Sparrow.

Yesterday, I had 12 warbler species at Chain of Lakes SP(Noble Co.) on a short stop.
At Big Chapman Lake, a single Common Nighthawk.

Hammond Sanctuary:
Hammond Lakefront Park & Sanctuary , Lake, US-IN
Sep 16, 2014 9:50 AM - 12:30 PM
Protocol: Traveling
2.0 mile(s)
Comments: Submitted from BirdLog NA for iOS, version 1.7.6
56 species (+2 other taxa)

Mallard 3
Double-crested Cormorant 4
Turkey Vulture 1
Sora 1
Forster's Tern 3
Mourning Dove 3
Chimney Swift 5
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker 2
Downy Woodpecker 1
Northern Flicker 2
Peregrine Falcon 1
Eastern Wood-Pewee 5
Alder/Willow Flycatcher (Traill's Flycatcher) 2 Weak eye ring brown plumage
Least Flycatcher 4
Empidonax sp. 1
Great Crested Flycatcher 1
Yellow-throated Vireo 1
Red-eyed Vireo 13
Blue Jay 2
American Crow 4
Barn Swallow 2
Black-capped Chickadee 3
White-breasted Nuthatch 1
House Wren 3
Sedge Wren 2
Marsh Wren 1
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 1
Ruby-crowned Kinglet 2
Veery 2
Swainson's Thrush 10
American Robin 8
Gray Catbird 8
European Starling 3
Ovenbird 1
Black-and-white Warbler 3
Tennessee Warbler 2
Nashville Warbler 1
Common Yellowthroat 3
American Redstart 24
Cape May Warbler 5
Magnolia Warbler 8
Bay-breasted Warbler 6
Blackburnian Warbler 2
Yellow Warbler 1
Chestnut-sided Warbler 6
Blackpoll Warbler 54 At one point we heard 15-20 or more simultaneously alarm calling apparently die to a predator.
Palm Warbler 5
Yellow-rumped Warbler 4
Black-throated Green Warbler 3
Lincoln's Sparrow 2
Swamp Sparrow 1
White-throated Sparrow 6
Dark-eyed Junco 2 FOY near beach
Northern Cardinal 2
Rose-breasted Grosbeak 4
House Finch 3
American Goldfinch 3
House Sparrow 25

Tri-County:
Tri-County FWA, Kosciusko, US-IN
Sep 16, 2014 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Protocol: Traveling
6.0 mile(s)
Comments: Submitted from BirdLog NA for iOS, version 1.7.6
42 species (+1 other taxa)

Wood Duck 2
Mallard 1
Great Blue Heron 1
Turkey Vulture 3
Red-tailed Hawk 3
Barred Owl 1
Red-headed Woodpecker 2
Red-bellied Woodpecker 1
Downy Woodpecker 1
Northern Flicker 1
Pileated Woodpecker 1
Eastern Wood-Pewee 2
Alder/Willow Flycatcher (Traill's Flycatcher) 1
Least Flycatcher 1
Eastern Phoebe 4
Warbling Vireo 1
Red-eyed Vireo 1
Blue Jay 4
American Crow 3
Tree Swallow 6
Barn Swallow 2
Black-capped Chickadee 3
White-breasted Nuthatch 1
Eastern Bluebird 6
Swainson's Thrush 2
Gray Catbird 4
Cedar Waxwing 15
Tennessee Warbler 1
American Redstart 2
Magnolia Warbler 1
Chestnut-sided Warbler 1
Blackpoll Warbler 4
Palm Warbler 1
Chipping Sparrow 6
Clay-colored Sparrow 1
Song Sparrow 1
Scarlet Tanager 1
Northern Cardinal 4
Rose-breasted Grosbeak 1
Bobolink 1
Red-winged Blackbird 25
Common Grackle 2
American Goldfinch 11


9/15
Chain of Lakes SP Noble Co. in the rain for the most part
12 Warbler species and Philadelphia Vireo
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S19845013

Chapman Lake at dusk:
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S19845046
Common Nighthawk-1

John Kendall
Warsaw



Subject: Lake Monroe
Date: Tue Sep 16 2014 18:55 pm
From: whitehea AT indiana.edu
 
Betsy and I visited  both Paynetown and Cutright on Monroe this noon -
vultures had already lifted off, so counts of those are low. The
highlights:

Canada Goose - 10
Wood Duck - 4
Mallard - 6
Double-cr. Cormorant - 4
Great Blue Heron - 5
Turkey Vulture - 31
Osprey - 4 (all at Paynetown)
Bald Eagle - 2 (adult)
Cooper's Hawk - 1
Killdeer - 6
Ring-billed Gull - 91
Caspian Tern - 2
E. Screech-owl - 1 (responded to ipod)
Chimney Swift - 65 (all flying low over the water, foraging)
No. Flicker - 2
E. Phoebe - 1
White-eyed Vireo - 2
Blue-headed Vireo - 1 (CR)
Philadelphia Vireo - 1 (CR)
Red-eyed Vireo - 2
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher - 1
Cedar Waxwing - 45
Tenn. Warbler - 2
Nashville Warbler - 1
No. Parula - 1
Chestnut-sided Warbler - 1
Black-thr. Green Warbler - 2
Blackpoll Warbler - 1
Am. Redstart - 3
Chipping Sparrow - 8
Rose-br. Grosbeak - 1

Virtually all of the warblers and several of the vireos and lots
of chickadees were in one persimmon tree at Cutright

Don Whitehead
Bloomington
whitehea@indiana.edu




Subject: Clinton ,Indiana, Sep 16, 2014 Glossy ibis
Date: Tue Sep 16 2014 17:33 pm
From: jkskene AT hotmail.com
 


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


Clinton ,Indiana, Vermillion, US-IN
Sep 16, 2014 1:45 PM - 2:15 PM
Protocol: Stationary
25 species

Wood Duck 7
Mallard 4
Blue-winged Teal 4
Great Blue Heron (Blue form) 2
Great Egret 2
Glossy Ibis 4
Turkey Vulture 5
Bald Eagle 3
Red-tailed Hawk 1
Solitary Sandpiper 1
Lesser Yellowlegs 2
Least Sandpiper 3
Pectoral Sandpiper 1
Mourning Dove 4
Red-bellied Woodpecker 1
Downy Woodpecker 1
Blue Jay 4
American Crow 6
Barn Swallow 7
Carolina Chickadee 2
American Robin 1
European Starling 14
Cedar Waxwing 3
Northern Cardinal 1
American Goldfinch 4

View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S19852608

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

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Subject: MCHarbor, Beverly, Dunes State Park
Date: Tue Sep 16 2014 14:18 pm
From: grube.brendan AT gmail.com
 
In-bird

The Harbor- 8:30-9:30 a.m.

Sterna Terns 75- mostly east of the harbor
D.C. Cormorant-300+ flying from east to west and south
Sanderling-8
American Pipit-1

Beverly Shores
Osprey-1 along the lake
Warblers-17 species including Golden-winged and Prairie
RBgrosbeaks-4
Eastern Wood Peewee-2
Gray Catbird-6
Gray-cheeked Thrush-3
Swainson's Thrush-8
Green Heron-1

Dunes State Park
Lark Sparrow-1
Pine Warbler-4

Brendan Grube



Subject: Pike Unit & Cane Ridge WMA September 14, 2014
Date: Tue Sep 16 2014 12:33 pm
From: sterren AT indiana.edu
 
On Sunday (September 14 2014) Kathy McClain and I birded at the Pike Unit of Ferdinand State Forest in Pike Co. The best bird was a male BLACK-THROATED BLUE WARBLER.  We later drove to Cane Ridge WMA where 2 of the AMERICAN AVOCETS were still present.

Ferdinand SF--Pike Unit, Pike, US-IN
Sep 14, 2014 9:30 AM - 11:05 AM
Protocol: Traveling
4.0 mile(s)
Comments: With Kathy McClain. The vast majority of warblers were high in trees, moving fast, and went unidentified
34 species (+1 other taxa)

Turkey Vulture 1
Mourning Dove 1
Yellow-billed Cuckoo 1
Downy Woodpecker 1
Northern Flicker 1
Eastern Wood-Pewee 2
Empidonax sp. 1
Eastern Phoebe 3
White-eyed Vireo 2
Yellow-throated Vireo 1
Red-eyed Vireo 6
Blue Jay 7
American Crow 4
Carolina Chickadee 12
Tufted Titmouse 6
White-breasted Nuthatch (Eastern) 3
Carolina Wren 5
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 2
Ruby-crowned Kinglet 1
Eastern Bluebird 3
Swainson's Thrush 5
Brown Thrasher 1
European Starling 6
Cedar Waxwing 20
Tennessee Warbler 3
American Redstart 2
Chestnut-sided Warbler 1 M
BLACK-THROATED BLUE WARBLER 1 male, ID views by Kathy only
Yellow-throated Warbler 1
Chipping Sparrow 3
Summer Tanager 1 M
Scarlet Tanager 7 3 M, 4 F
Northern Cardinal 3
Baltimore Oriole 1 F
American Goldfinch 3

View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S19838778

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

Cane Ridge WMA, Gibson, US-IN
Sep 14, 2014 11:55 AM - 1:00 PM
Protocol: Stationary
Comments: With Kathy McClain. Times are CST. The great majority of small shorebirds were too far away to ID in the thermal distortion. Low water levels and no American White Pelicans present.
22 species

Canada Goose 88
Wood Duck 6
Mallard 4
Blue-winged Teal 84
Green-winged Teal 3
Great Blue Heron 6
Great Egret 22
Turkey Vulture 6
Bald Eagle 1 first cycle
AMERICAN AVOCET 2
Black-bellied Plover 2
Semipalmated Plover 1
Killdeer 20
Greater Yellowlegs 3
Lesser Yellowlegs 5
Stilt Sandpiper 2 juvs
Least Sandpiper 5
Semipalmated Sandpiper 2
Short-billed Dowitcher 1 juv
American Crow 8
Northern Rough-winged Swallow 8
Tree Swallow 10

View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S19839325

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


Patoka River NWR--South Fork Trail, Gibson, US-IN
Sep 14, 2014 2:05 PM - 2:40 PM
Protocol: Traveling
1.2 mile(s)
Comments: With Kathy McClain (and with 2 dogs that followed us) Walking on the South Fork Trail until it became seriously overgrown.
6 species

Great Blue Heron 1
Red-shouldered Hawk 1
Red-bellied Woodpecker 4
Carolina Chickadee 4
Carolina Wren 3
Swainson's Thrush 1

View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S19849988

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


--Lee Sterrenburg, Bloomington & Kathy McClain, Jasper



Subject: Hybrid Brewster's Warbler, Mt St. Francis Sanctuary-Floyd County
Date: Tue Sep 16 2014 12:32 pm
From: ddstriegel AT frontier.com
 
Tom Becker and I hiked/birded two miles this morning at Mt. St. Francis Sanctuary. Highlight was a hybrid "Brewster's Warbler"' two gold wing bars, yellow crown, whitish chest/belly and thin black streak thru the eye.

Mt. St. Francis Sanctuary, Floyd, US-IN
Sep 16, 2014 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Protocol: Traveling on foot
2.0 mile(s)
Comments: cloudy with slight breeze
41 species (+1 other taxa)

Turkey Vulture 2
Mourning Dove 3
Chimney Swift 1
Ruby-throated Hummingbird 2
Red-bellied Woodpecker 7
Downy Woodpecker 5
Hairy Woodpecker 1
Northern Flicker 6
Pileated Woodpecker 2
Eastern Wood-Pewee 3
Empidonax sp. 2
White-eyed Vireo 1
Blue-headed Vireo 1
Philadelphia Vireo 1 (nice views)
Blue Jay 8
American Crow 6
Carolina Chickadee 19
Tufted Titmouse 15
White-breasted Nuthatch 8
Carolina Wren 5
Eastern Bluebird 2
Swainson's Thrush 15 (conservative number)
Wood Thrush 2
American Robin 7
European Starling 8
Golden-winged Warbler 3 (2 Golden-winged and 1 hybrid "Brewster's Warbler)
Black-and-white Warbler 2
Tennessee Warbler 4
Nashville Warbler 1
Common Yellowthroat 3
American Redstart 5
Magnolia Warbler 1
Chestnut-sided Warbler 1
Pine Warbler 1
Black-throated Green Warbler 3
Eastern Towhee 3
Field Sparrow 1
Song Sparrow 1
Summer Tanager 1
Northern Cardinal 7
Indigo Bunting 1
American Goldfinch 5

Del Striegel
Georgetown, IN (Floyd County)

View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S19850075

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



Subject: Clinton Glossy Ibis
Date: Tue Sep 16 2014 10:14 am
From: ykcul88 AT gmail.com
 
I was able to relocate all 4 Glossy Ibis this morning. None were in sight
when I arrived and for the majority of the hour I stayed I could only see 2
birds at a time. But briefly all 4 birds took flight and then fed in the
open of the back pocket of open water. Below is my checklist with some
links to some very poor photos.

Good Birding!

Clinton Co Rd 350E Marsh, Vermillion, US-IN
Sep 16, 2014 8:57 AM - 9:57 AM
Protocol: Stationary
Comments: Scoping open water from roadside. Some passerines spotted in
trees around road.
25 species (+1 other taxa)

Wood Duck 18
Mallard 7
Great Blue Heron 14
Great Egret 22
Glossy Ibis 4 First located on Saturday 9/13/14 by others. 4
individuals feeding on edge of vegetation, occasionally moving out into the
open. Birds were frequently hidden from view. Long down curved bill.
Smaller than nearby egrets and herons, larger than killdeer and other
shorebirds. Dark body and legs. Photos taken by others show face much
better than mine and seem to eliminate White-faced Ibis. I also did not
observe white on face. Overall seemed consistent with Glossy Ibis.






Red-shouldered Hawk 1
Killdeer 9
Solitary Sandpiper 7
Lesser Yellowlegs 2
Semipalmated Sandpiper 2
Mourning Dove 1
Belted Kingfisher 1
Red-bellied Woodpecker 1
Downy Woodpecker 2
Northern Flicker 1
Blue Jay 6
American Crow 3
Tree Swallow 10
Tufted Titmouse 2
White-breasted Nuthatch 1
Carolina Wren 1
Gray Catbird 1
Cedar Waxwing 3
Northern Cardinal 5
American Goldfinch 15
passerine sp. 7

View this checklist online at
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S19849095

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



Subject: Streibel Pond Michigan City 9-15-2014
Date: Tue Sep 16 2014 8:53 am
From: canyonwren AT comcast.net
 
Good Morning,

Both pelicans, a pair of Mute Swans, three Great Egrets and a Great Blue Heron will at Streibel Pond on Monday, Sept. 15, 2014.

Wonder how long the Am. White Pelicans will remain there. It is such a joy to have had them here all summer.

Lynea

P. S. Some more recent photos are uploaded on my www.flickr.com/photos/canyon_wren. I will be uploading Sabine’s Gull photos there when time permits probably in a week or so after returning from Rochester, MN.




Lynea Hinchman
Michigan City, Indiana
Heart of the Indiana Dunes
canyonwrenATcomcastDOTnet

www.flickr.com/photos/canyon_wren

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Subject: Clinton glossy ibis
Date: Tue Sep 16 2014 8:01 am
From: ykcul88 AT gmail.com
 
At least 2 birds still present as of right now (I just arrived). In same area reported by Marty and Ben. 9th am 9/16

Adam Betuel


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Subject: Miller Beach - 9/15 - White Pelican, Ruddy Turnstones
Date: Tue Sep 16 2014 2:44 am
From: in-bird-l AT list.indiana.edu
 
0/15
I spent a short time at Miller Beach this late am.
Highlights include White Pelican,Turnstones, and Cliff Swallows.
MILLER BEACH:
10-D.C.Cormorants
3-Mute Swans
26-B.W.Teal
4-G.W.Teal
1-A.WHITE PELICAN (Flying west)
1-G.B.Heron
3-Turkey Vultures
1-Peregrine Falcon
1-Caspian Tern
1-Forster's Tern
1-Killdeer
1-Black-bellied Plover (Juv.)
1-Lesser Yellowlegs
2-Spotted Sandpipers
3-Ruddy Turnstones
13-Sanderlings (1adult)
11-Chimney Swifts
20-Barn Swallows
8-Cliff Swallows
1-N.Flicker
2-Blue Jays
There were about a dozen passerines flying in off the lake - I was
able to I.D.
Some of them.
1-Marsh Wren
1-Swainson's Thrush
1-Blakpoll Warbler
3-Palm Warblers
Michael
Topp
Highland
IN.
Photos: http://www.flickr.com/photos/m...








Subject: Philadelphia Vireo
Date: Mon Sep 15 2014 21:00 pm
From: landonneumann25 AT gmail.com
 
This morning I birded Spring Creek Nursery. The highlight was a
Philadelphia Vireo. I didn't get to bird much of the property expect for a
small portion because of a t-storm. The part I did get to bird was quite
birdy.

Spring Creek Nursery
Canada Goose 2
Ruby-throated Hummingbird 1
Downy Woodpecker 1
Eastern Wood-Pewee 1
White-eyed Vireo 1
Yellow-throated Vireo 1
Warbling Vireo 1
Philadelphia Vireo 1
Red-eyed Vireo 1
Barn Swallow 1
Carolina Chickadee 2
Tufted Titmouse 1
White-breasted Nuthatch 1
Carolina Wren 1
Swainson's Thrush 3
Gray Catbird 1
Brown Thrasher 2
Tennessee Warbler 1imf
Nashville Warbler 1f
Common Yellowthroat 1
American Redstart 1 imf
Cape May Warbler 2 1f, 1imf
Magnolia Warbler 1f
Chestnut-sided Warbler 1 imf
Wilson's Warbler 1f
American Goldfinch 1

Landon Neumann
Logansport, Cass County



Subject: Celery Bog Nature Area - warblers etc
Date: Mon Sep 15 2014 16:12 pm
From: Peter.Scott AT indstate.edu
 
Celery Bog Nature Area, Tippecanoe, US-IN
Sep 14, 2014 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Protocol: Traveling
1.5 mile(s)
Comments: With Alan Bruner. Walked trails along lake, northwest side. Sunny, calm, clear, 69 degrees F. My first visit to this site, a beautiful urban natural area. 10 warbler species in mid-afternoon.
35 species

Canada Goose 6
Wood Duck 50
Mallard 70
Blue-winged Teal 6
Pied-billed Grebe 7
Double-crested Cormorant 6
Great Blue Heron 4
Green Heron 1
Black-crowned Night-Heron 1 adult
Bald Eagle 1 adult
Chimney Swift 50
Ruby-throated Hummingbird 2 at jewelweed
Red-bellied Woodpecker 3
Downy Woodpecker 5
Northern Flicker 1
Eastern Wood-Pewee 1
Least Flycatcher 1
Warbling Vireo 1 singing
Blue Jay 5
Carolina Chickadee 4
Tufted Titmouse 3
White-breasted Nuthatch 1
American Robin 10
European Starling 2
Cedar Waxwing 25
Northern Waterthrush 1
Black-and-white Warbler 1
Tennessee Warbler 15
Nashville Warbler 2
Common Yellowthroat 1
American Redstart 24
Chestnut-sided Warbler 2
Blackpoll Warbler 8
BLACK-THROATED BLUE WARBLER 1 adult male. foraging in a nearly leafless large tree near lake, in dense woodland
Black-throated Green Warbler 3

View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S19843042

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



Subject: Lakefront, Sunday
Date: Mon Sep 15 2014 16:10 pm
From: Peter.Scott AT indstate.edu
 
A calm morning ...

Miller Beach (Lake Co.), Lake, US-IN
Sep 14, 2014 6:30 AM - 9:15 AM
Protocol: Traveling
2.0 mile(s)
Comments: With Alan Bruner, Tammy Turner, Judy Leahy. Watched lake from sand hill at Lake Street parking lot for a while, then walked west to USX breakwater and back. Calm, mostly clear day, and hence no exciting birds. No other birders! What a difference a day makes (previous 2 days were windy with jaegers, Sabine's Gulls, etc). But we had an early Common Loon, two late Spotted Sandpipers, and enjoyed the flights of Common Tern and Blue-winged Teal.
13 species

Mute Swan 3
Blue-winged Teal 140 several flocks, often flying inland from Lake (at an angle, not directly)
Northern Shoveler 3
Common Loon 1 flying west offshore
Double-crested Cormorant 5
Bald Eagle 1 adult
Spotted Sandpiper 2 at breakwater, plain winter plumage, teetering
Sanderling 15
Common Tern 135 several flocks of 25 or so
Forster's Tern 3
Eastern Phoebe 1
Barn Swallow 15 over Lake
American Goldfinch 10

View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S19842826
This report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (http://ebird.org)

MARQUETTE PARK, Lake, US-IN
Sep 14, 2014 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Protocol: Traveling
1.5 mile(s)
Comments: With A Bruner, T Turner. Walked all around the park. Best spot was sandy ridge on west side, on beach side of inland lakes. Calm, sunny. Ten warbler species, Whip-poor-will, Orchard Oriole.
33 species

Canada Goose 5
Great Blue Heron 1
Spotted Sandpiper 1 teetering beside GB Heron on shore of inland lake
EASTERN WHIP-POOR-WILL 1 flushed by Alan in sandy ridge vegetation
Chimney Swift 10
Ruby-throated Hummingbird 1
Northern Flicker 2
Eastern Phoebe 1
Red-eyed Vireo 1
Blue Jay 1
Black-capped Chickadee 1
White-breasted Nuthatch 1
House Wren 1
Eastern Bluebird 4
Swainson's Thrush 1
Gray Catbird 2
Brown Thrasher 1
European Starling 20
Black-and-white Warbler 1
Nashville Warbler 2
Common Yellowthroat 1
American Redstart 1
Cape May Warbler 1
Magnolia Warbler 1
Yellow Warbler 1
Blackpoll Warbler 1
Palm Warbler 3
Wilson's Warbler 1 adult male
Chipping Sparrow 3
Field Sparrow 4
Song Sparrow 2
ORCHARD ORIOLE 1 (Late) adult female, greenish yellow with two white wingbars. Feeding in weedy composites in protected planted low area, with Palm Warblers, goldfinches.
American Goldfinch 20 includes a begging fledgling being fed

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Subject: Lakefront Saturday
Date: Mon Sep 15 2014 15:09 pm
From: Peter.Scott AT indstate.edu
 
Began day at Michigan City, encountering LT Jaeger, Sabine's Gulls (7), Chandeleur Gull.  Then moved west to Great Marsh Trail, Grant St Marsh, Miller Beach.

Michigan City Harbor, LaPorte, US-IN
Sep 13, 2014 6:30 AM - 10:15 AM
Protocol: Traveling
1.5 mile(s)
Comments: With Alan Bruner, Tammy Turner, Judy Leahy. Met Mike Bourdon. Strong onshore (north) winds, but air temps reasonable, rising to 56 F. Waves crashing around lighthouse prevented hiking that far, but we advanced half that distance. Waves crashed over part of outer breakwater. We mostly observed at the dogleg where beach sidewalk meets walkway to lighthouse, at channel mouth where Trail Creek enters harbor. Here we saw LT Jaeger, Sabine's Gulls, Chandeleur Gull.
16 species (+1 other taxa)

Canada Goose 5
Mallard 10 in marina
Northern Pintail 1 in flight along shore
Green-winged Teal 15 in flight along shore
Double-crested Cormorant 12
Turkey Vulture 4
Semipalmated Plover 1 joined Sanderling flock on beach
Sanderling 30
LONG-TAILED JAEGER 1 dark morph juvenile. at 7 am, appeared hovering in wind above concrete barrier on west side of Trail Creek Channel, just 20 feet from resting Herring Gulls (no interaction). At eye level with us or nearly so, 30 feet away at closest. For about 5 minutes, it flapped moderately trying to make progress northward into the strong wind; dropped to water briefly once; tern like flight. We saw colors nicely: overall rich dark brown (especially upper side of wings, back, head, breast, tail; narrow brown and white barring under tail. A white primary flash on underwing; Alan noted a singly white outer primary on upper wing, and rounded projecting central tail tips. Wings were long and narrow.
Eventually the bird made its way to and beyond the outer breakwater.

SABINES GULL 7 seen as 1, 3, 1, and 2 birds flying by over beach or just offshore; first at 8 am, last at about 9:30. -- One appeared to be adult with full or near-full hood. Others juveniles or undetermined. Took photo of one juvenile in flight. One bird flew east, pausing in large pool near parking lot; others flew west. Contrasting white-black wing pattern seen well on all. We later learned that 50 were seen at Miller Beach, a remarkable day for this species.
Bonaparte's Gull 2
Ring-billed Gull 50
Herring Gull 50

Herring x Kelp Gull (hybrid) 1 "CHANDELEUR GULL", in all probability. Roosting/sleeping with Herring Gulls on west side of concrete-lined channel below NIPSCO smokestack. Black mantle, white head, yellow bill with prominent red spot. Occasionally stood so legs were visible, which two observers described as "greenish" and "bluish". When Mike Bourdon arrived, he showed us photos of Chandeleur Gull from last year and said it was (seasonally) time for it to show up again. Nothing we saw was inconsistent with Chandeleur.

Black Tern 9
Common Tern 100
Forster's Tern 4

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Indiana Dunes NL GREAT MARSH TRAIL, Porter, US-IN
Sep 13, 2014 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Protocol: Traveling
1.5 mile(s)
Comments: with A Bruner, T Turner.
26 species

Canada Goose 6
Wood Duck 70
Mallard 3
Pied-billed Grebe 1
Red-shouldered Hawk 1
Mourning Dove 1
Red-headed Woodpecker 2
Red-bellied Woodpecker 1
Downy Woodpecker 2
Hairy Woodpecker 1
Eastern Phoebe 1
Blue Jay 1
Tree Swallow 2
Tufted Titmouse 2
White-breasted Nuthatch 1
Eastern Bluebird 3
Swainson's Thrush 1
Gray Catbird 2
Cedar Waxwing 2
Common Yellowthroat 8
Blackpoll Warbler 1
Palm Warbler 1
Swamp Sparrow 2
Northern Cardinal 1
House Finch 2
American Goldfinch 2

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GRANT ST. MARSH, Lake, US-IN
Sep 13, 2014 2:45 PM - 3:45 PM
Protocol: Traveling
0.5 mile(s)
Comments: With A. Bruner, T Turner, J Leahy. Sunny, windy. Walked dike path along east side and partway out south side.
14 species

Pied-billed Grebe 30
Great Blue Heron 3
Black-crowned Night-Heron 2
Sora 1 call
Common Gallinule 6
American Coot 55
Spotted Sandpiper 2 heard the ringing call in two places in marsh; did not see either bird
Lesser Yellowlegs 1
Ring-billed Gull 30
Chimney Swift 80
Tree Swallow 2
Barn Swallow 20
Song Sparrow 1
Red-winged Blackbird 4

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MILLER BEACH, Lake, US-IN
Sep 13, 2014 4:45 PM - 6:15 PM
Protocol: Traveling
2.0 mile(s)
Comments: With A. Bruner, T Turner. Met Pete Grube. Alan and Tammy observed from sand hill by parking lot, I hiked west to USX breakwater and back. 58 degrees F, sunny, North wind.
7 species

Sanderling 50 in groups of 10-20 along beach; one group very tired-looking.
Semipalmated Sandpiper 1
FRANKLINS GULL 1 adult, seen by Alan Bruner offshore from Lake St parking lot
Common Tern 100 continuing movement along shore, as observed at other points along lake front (Michigan City)
Forster's Tern 2
Peregrine Falcon 1 one flying low over grass behind beach
Savannah Sparrow 1 drowned bird on beach

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Subject: Michigan City Black Vulture
Date: Mon Sep 15 2014 15:08 pm
From: steve AT michianaelectronics.com
 
Today, at approximately 2:30 central, I watched a single Black Vulture that was mixed in with five or six Turkey Vultures, circle around the Washington Park channel near the steps to the catwalk.  They then seemed to disburse to the south.

Steve Sass
New Carlisle


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Subject: Four Glossy Ibis in Vermillion County
Date: Mon Sep 15 2014 14:12 pm
From: in-bird-l AT list.indiana.edu
 
For those not on e-bird, I thought I would mention that there are four Glossy Ibis being seen in Vermillion County.  These were found Saturday by Ben Cvengros.  For photo's see Ben's flickr site at: https://www.flickr.com/photos/...

I also have photo's at: https://www.flickr.com/photos/...

The Ibis are in a wetland located on 350 E (Wabash River Road) about 2.5 miles south of Clinton. If you go, look for the guard-rail along the west-side of 350 E. The wetland is on the west-side of road/guard-rail. The birds can usually be seen from the road with binoculars or a spotting scope. Occasionally, the birds are hidden in vegetation. The property owner has not been contacted, so probably best to stay close to the road.

Peter Scott notified me this morning that all four Ibis were still present. We just received a heavy rain in the area. If water levels rise significantly, not sure the habitat will continue supporting the wading birds. I wouldn't recommend driving a great distance to see them until we get another positive report.

Marty L. Jones
indth33@yahoo.com



Subject: lakefront Friday - landbirds
Date: Mon Sep 15 2014 13:24 pm
From: Peter.Scott AT indstate.edu
 
We spent most of the day looking for migrant landbirds in Lake and Porter County.  North winds were strong in morning especially, with periods of rain.  No real fallouts, but steady sightings of warblers, etc kept things interesting.

Hammond Lakefront Park & Sanctuary , Lake, US-IN
Sep 12, 2014 6:30 AM - 9:00 AM
Protocol: Traveling
1.5 mile(s)
Comments: With Alan Bruner, Tammy Turner, Judy Leahy. Walked trail from feeders to west end, returned on back (south) side outside of fence, in lee of strong 20 mph north winds; birds were concentrated here.
39 species (+1 other taxa)

Canada Goose 7
Double-crested Cormorant 15
Red-tailed Hawk 1
Ring-billed Gull 20
Caspian Tern 1
Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon) 5
Mourning Dove 3
Chimney Swift 5
Downy Woodpecker 3
American Kestrel 1
Least Flycatcher 1
Empidonax sp. 1
Philadelphia Vireo 1
Red-eyed Vireo 3
American Crow 6
Black-capped Chickadee 3
House Wren 2
Sedge Wren 1
Gray-cheeked Thrush 1
Swainson's Thrush 15
American Robin 125
Gray Catbird 10
Brown Thrasher 3
European Starling 20
Ovenbird 2
Black-and-white Warbler 1
Tennessee Warbler 1
Common Yellowthroat 2
American Redstart 7
Cape May Warbler 2
Magnolia Warbler 2
Blackpoll Warbler 1
Palm Warbler 4
Lincoln's Sparrow 3
White-throated Sparrow 2 one at feeder, one in grass near back fence
Northern Cardinal 5
Rose-breasted Grosbeak 5
House Finch 14
American Goldfinch 6
House Sparrow 15

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WOLF LAKE-FORSYTHE PARK (Lake Co.), Lake, US-IN
Sep 12, 2014 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Protocol: Traveling
1.0 mile(s)
Comments: With Alan Bruner, Tammy Turner, Judy Leahy. Walked throughout wooded areas and along lakeside trail. Rained lightly at first, then heavily for a while, then stopped. Steady north winds (15 mph).
36 species

Canada Goose 200
Mallard 300 local flock, somewhat feral
Northern Pintail 25
Double-crested Cormorant 50
Great Blue Heron 1
Great Egret 1
Snowy Egret 2 two in flight, yellow feet seen; seen here regularly last two months
Osprey 1
Cooper's Hawk 1
Killdeer 2
Ring-billed Gull 50
Common Tern 2
Downy Woodpecker 2
Least Flycatcher 2
Philadelphia Vireo 1 wonderful close views in shrubbery of a garden-yard by trail
Red-eyed Vireo 4
American Crow 2
Barn Swallow 12
Swainson's Thrush 5
American Robin 10
Gray Catbird 2
Black-and-white Warbler 2
Tennessee Warbler 3
Nashville Warbler 1
Common Yellowthroat 2
American Redstart 3
Cape May Warbler 3
Magnolia Warbler 5
Bay-breasted Warbler 1
Blackpoll Warbler 6
Palm Warbler 3
Wilson's Warbler 1
Northern Cardinal 5
Rose-breasted Grosbeak 1
Red-winged Blackbird 5
House Sparrow 30

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MARQUETTE PARK (Lake Co.), Lake, US-IN
Sep 12, 2014 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Protocol: Traveling
1.0 mile(s)
Comments: With Alan Bruner, Tammy Turner, Judy Leahy. Parked near concession stand; then walked to plantings of trees, and shrubs near overlook; then walked south to black oak woodland on dune ridge (warbler flock), along edge of swamp-meadow, and westward to Father Marquette statue area. Strong north winds along lake, easing up in woodland.
31 species

Turkey Vulture 3
Osprey 1 flying along beach
Black-bellied Plover 2 resting, foraging on wide grassy lawn between loop roads; good size, big head and bill for plover, rather plain face, black axillaries in flight
Common Tern 40
Forster's Tern 3
Belted Kingfisher 1
Red-bellied Woodpecker 1
Downy Woodpecker 1
Northern Flicker 1
Eastern Wood-Pewee 1
Blue Jay 2
American Crow 3
Black-capped Chickadee 2
White-breasted Nuthatch 2
Eastern Bluebird 4
Swainson's Thrush 3
American Robin 20
European Starling 40
Tennessee Warbler 1
Nashville Warbler 1
Cape May Warbler 4
Blackpoll Warbler 4
Palm Warbler 1
Black-throated Green Warbler 1
Wilson's Warbler 1
Chipping Sparrow 40 (high count explanation) 2 good sized flocks plus scattered birds ... pine stands plus lawns equals good habitat
Song Sparrow 2
Scarlet Tanager 1
Brown-headed Cowbird 6
American Goldfinch 10
House Sparrow 15

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Indiana Dunes--LONG LAKE, Porter, US-IN
Sep 12, 2014 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Protocol: Traveling
1.0 mile(s)
Comments: Includes a few birds at West Beach. With Alan Bruner, Tammy Turner, Judy Leahy.
21 species

Canada Goose 7
Wood Duck 25
Mallard 10
Blue-winged Teal 2
Pied-billed Grebe 5
Great Blue Heron 4
Great Egret 1
Green Heron 1
Killdeer 2
Sanderling 1
Ring-billed Gull 20
Herring Gull 2
Common Tern 5
Red-headed Woodpecker 1
Eastern Bluebird 4
Cedar Waxwing 1
American Redstart 1
Blackburnian Warbler 1
Palm Warbler 3
Field Sparrow 3
Northern Cardinal 1

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Subject: Sunday Eaglel Creek update
Date: Mon Sep 15 2014 12:10 pm
From: spikeselig AT sbcglobal.net
 
I checked out the SE end of the EC airport Sunday morning.  10 or so crows were feeding on a pile of scraps from McDonalds that had been left.  Some of the crows sat on the fence near the pile and were joined by a Coopers Hawk.  The hawk made aggressive charges at the crows, one of the charges I got on cell phone video.  Just before I left the Kestrels came into the tree over the -bait pile.  Then two Fish Crows landed on the adjacent large airport hangar.  I reported these birds to a member of the morning  bird walk group, but,  these three species were not added to the Eagle Creek list.  For some reason, they were left off.

Three Fish Crows were in the same tree this morning at 10 AM, all giving their gaah calls and one giving a peculiar croaky growly call I had not heard before. When I stopped just to the east at the Burger King, there were three Fish Crows in the trees over the eye glass doctors office S of the Burger King, the same place I got videos and sound of them making all of the Fish Crow Calls last week. The Fish Crows have been in this small area every day for the past 2 weeks.

Please add these three species to the Sunday Eagle Creek count.

Spike



Subject: Golden-winged Warbler, Cass County
Date: Mon Sep 15 2014 12:02 pm
From: bud1880 AT gmail.com
 
Watching my little feeder tree, a dwarf peach, the last couple of days has
produced some warblers that I'm not used to seeing in my yard. Yesterday I
had a magnolia and two yellow-throated. The day before it was a Tennessee
and Black and White. Now today, luckily, I was looking at the right time
and caught a glimpse of a golden-winged. What a beautiful bird that is.

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

Picture quality not the best, cloudy and rainy, but I'm happy to add a new
'yard bird'.

Bud



Subject: Newton County - Willow Slough, Kankakee Sands, Conrad savanna
Date: Mon Sep 15 2014 10:00 am
From: in-bird-l AT list.indiana.edu
 
It's about darn time I got some lists.  17 warbler species in one day is not bad.  sounds like you're doing well.  the Sabines added to your year list, I hope.  BBW says your new car is a nice one.  see you in few days  dan


On Monday, September 15, 2014 12:07 AM, Peter Scott wrote:



Observations on Sep 10-11.

WILLOW SLOUGH FWA, Newton, US-IN
Sep 10, 2014 7:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Comments: with Alan Bruner. Drove North Patrol Road at dusk
5 species

Sora 1
Eastern Screech-Owl 2 responded to tape
Great Horned Owl 1 called on its own
Barred Owl 1 called on its own
Common Nighthawk 1

Willow Slough FWA, Newton, US-IN – (continued)
Sep 11, 2014 6:30 AM - 3:00 PM
Protocol: Traveling
10.0 mile(s)
Comments: with Alan Bruner, Tammy Turner, Judy Leahy. Birded several areas: campground, headquarters, west side of Lake Murphy, trails in woods, North Patrol Road. Driving and walking. Weather: overcast, N wind 5-10 mph, about 60 F.
76 species

Canada Goose 10
Wood Duck 12
Mallard 1
Blue-winged Teal 1
Northern Pintail 1
Wild Turkey 12
Pied-billed Grebe 11
Double-crested Cormorant 1
Great Blue Heron 3
Turkey Vulture 5
Bald Eagle 1 adult
Sora 2
Solitary Sandpiper 1
Mourning Dove 8
Yellow-billed Cuckoo 1
Eastern Screech-Owl 1
Common Nighthawk 3
Ruby-throated Hummingbird 7
Belted Kingfisher 1
Red-headed Woodpecker 19
Red-bellied Woodpecker 15
YELLOW-BELLIED SAPSUCKER 1 early migrant, juvenile. seen well by 2 observers at close range perched on side of tree
Downy Woodpecker 9
Northern Flicker 8
Pileated Woodpecker 2
PEREGRINE FALCON 1 flying over Lake Murphy in early morning
OLIVE-SIDED FLYCATCHER 1 along north patrol road; flycatching from various perches, long swooping sallies
Eastern Wood-Pewee 13
Yellow-bellied Flycatcher 1
Acadian Flycatcher 2
Least Flycatcher 2
Eastern Phoebe 9
Yellow-throated Vireo 1
Warbling Vireo 3
Red-eyed Vireo 12
Blue Jay 18
American Crow 3
Black-capped Chickadee 2
Tufted Titmouse 6
White-breasted Nuthatch 17
Marsh Wren 1
Carolina Wren 1
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 1
Swainson's Thrush 36
American Robin 16
Gray Catbird 15
European Starling 3
Cedar Waxwing 135
Ovenbird 3
Golden-winged Warbler 3
Black-and-white Warbler 8
Tennessee Warbler 16
Nashville Warbler 3
Common Yellowthroat 7
American Redstart 40 the most common warbler; we covered a lot of areas in 8.5 hours
Cape May Warbler 1
Northern Parula 1
Magnolia Warbler 9
Bay-breasted Warbler 1
Blackburnian Warbler 8
Chestnut-sided Warbler 6
Blackpoll Warbler 8
Pine Warbler 1
Yellow-rumped Warbler 1
Black-throated Green Warbler 11
Eastern Towhee 4
Chipping Sparrow 10
Field Sparrow 4
Song Sparrow 4
Scarlet Tanager 1
Northern Cardinal 13
Rose-breasted Grosbeak 2
Indigo Bunting 10
Red-winged Blackbird 1000
Common Grackle 5
American Goldfinch 11
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KANKAKEE SANDS, Newton, US-IN
Sep 11, 2014 4:30 PM - 5:15 PM
Protocol: Traveling
1.0 mile(s)
Comments: with Alan Bruner, Tammy Turner, Judy Leahy. birded along CR 200 W, parked in TNC lot F & G, walked a few hundred yards thru tall prairie grass and forbs.
6 species

Barn Swallow 3
Sedge Wren 1
Grasshopper Sparrow 1
DICKCISSEL 1 female perched with food item in beak, which she eventually swallowed. rather plain, with yellow stripe down center of throat, breast
BOBOLINK 50 loose flock of buffy individuals in field of Indian rice grass, sunflowers. Seen well in flight and perched.
Eastern Meadowlark 4

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CONRAD STATION SAVANNA, Newton, US-IN
Sep 11, 2014 5:30 PM - 6:00 PM
Protocol: Traveling
0.3 mile(s)
Comments: with Alan Bruner, Tammy Turner. Walked trail into savanna, returned
16 species (+1 other taxa)

Red-headed Woodpecker 2
Red-bellied Woodpecker 2
Downy Woodpecker 2
Empidonax sp. 1 not identified to species
Blue Jay 5
Tufted Titmouse 2
White-breasted Nuthatch 3
Eastern Bluebird 20
Ovenbird 1
Black-and-white Warbler 1
American Redstart 2
Blackpoll Warbler 1
Black-throated Green Warbler 1
Field Sparrow 1
Scarlet Tanager 1
Rose-breasted Grosbeak 1
American Goldfinch 2

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Subject: Photos from the Lakefront
Date: Sun Sep 14 2014 23:07 pm
From: lizday44 AT sbcglobal.net
 

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

What is going on with the gull eating warblers? What kind of gull?
Did the "Chandeleur" gull make it onto in-bird before now?

thanks,
Liz
Indy (I never get to the Lake, sorry)




Subject: Newton County - Willow Slough, Kankakee Sands, Conrad savanna
Date: Sun Sep 14 2014 23:01 pm
From: Peter.Scott AT indstate.edu
 
Observations on Sep 10-11.

WILLOW SLOUGH FWA, Newton, US-IN
Sep 10, 2014 7:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Comments: with Alan Bruner. Drove North Patrol Road at dusk
5 species

Sora 1
Eastern Screech-Owl 2 responded to tape
Great Horned Owl 1 called on its own
Barred Owl 1 called on its own
Common Nighthawk 1

Willow Slough FWA, Newton, US-IN (continued)
Sep 11, 2014 6:30 AM - 3:00 PM
Protocol: Traveling
10.0 mile(s)
Comments: with Alan Bruner, Tammy Turner, Judy Leahy. Birded several areas: campground, headquarters, west side of Lake Murphy, trails in woods, North Patrol Road. Driving and walking. Weather: overcast, N wind 5-10 mph, about 60 F.
76 species

Canada Goose 10
Wood Duck 12
Mallard 1
Blue-winged Teal 1
Northern Pintail 1
Wild Turkey 12
Pied-billed Grebe 11
Double-crested Cormorant 1
Great Blue Heron 3
Turkey Vulture 5
Bald Eagle 1 adult
Sora 2
Solitary Sandpiper 1
Mourning Dove 8
Yellow-billed Cuckoo 1
Eastern Screech-Owl 1
Common Nighthawk 3
Ruby-throated Hummingbird 7
Belted Kingfisher 1
Red-headed Woodpecker 19
Red-bellied Woodpecker 15
YELLOW-BELLIED SAPSUCKER 1 early migrant, juvenile. seen well by 2 observers at close range perched on side of tree
Downy Woodpecker 9
Northern Flicker 8
Pileated Woodpecker 2
PEREGRINE FALCON 1 flying over Lake Murphy in early morning
OLIVE-SIDED FLYCATCHER 1 along north patrol road; flycatching from various perches, long swooping sallies
Eastern Wood-Pewee 13
Yellow-bellied Flycatcher 1
Acadian Flycatcher 2
Least Flycatcher 2
Eastern Phoebe 9
Yellow-throated Vireo 1
Warbling Vireo 3
Red-eyed Vireo 12
Blue Jay 18
American Crow 3
Black-capped Chickadee 2
Tufted Titmouse 6
White-breasted Nuthatch 17
Marsh Wren 1
Carolina Wren 1
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 1
Swainson's Thrush 36
American Robin 16
Gray Catbird 15
European Starling 3
Cedar Waxwing 135
Ovenbird 3
Golden-winged Warbler 3
Black-and-white Warbler 8
Tennessee Warbler 16
Nashville Warbler 3
Common Yellowthroat 7
American Redstart 40 the most common warbler; we covered a lot of areas in 8.5 hours
Cape May Warbler 1
Northern Parula 1
Magnolia Warbler 9
Bay-breasted Warbler 1
Blackburnian Warbler 8
Chestnut-sided Warbler 6
Blackpoll Warbler 8
Pine Warbler 1
Yellow-rumped Warbler 1
Black-throated Green Warbler 11
Eastern Towhee 4
Chipping Sparrow 10
Field Sparrow 4
Song Sparrow 4
Scarlet Tanager 1
Northern Cardinal 13
Rose-breasted Grosbeak 2
Indigo Bunting 10
Red-winged Blackbird 1000
Common Grackle 5
American Goldfinch 11
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KANKAKEE SANDS, Newton, US-IN
Sep 11, 2014 4:30 PM - 5:15 PM
Protocol: Traveling
1.0 mile(s)
Comments: with Alan Bruner, Tammy Turner, Judy Leahy. birded along CR 200 W, parked in TNC lot F & G, walked a few hundred yards thru tall prairie grass and forbs.
6 species

Barn Swallow 3
Sedge Wren 1
Grasshopper Sparrow 1
DICKCISSEL 1 female perched with food item in beak, which she eventually swallowed. rather plain, with yellow stripe down center of throat, breast
BOBOLINK 50 loose flock of buffy individuals in field of Indian rice grass, sunflowers. Seen well in flight and perched.
Eastern Meadowlark 4

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CONRAD STATION SAVANNA, Newton, US-IN
Sep 11, 2014 5:30 PM - 6:00 PM
Protocol: Traveling
0.3 mile(s)
Comments: with Alan Bruner, Tammy Turner. Walked trail into savanna, returned
16 species (+1 other taxa)

Red-headed Woodpecker 2
Red-bellied Woodpecker 2
Downy Woodpecker 2
Empidonax sp. 1 not identified to species
Blue Jay 5
Tufted Titmouse 2
White-breasted Nuthatch 3
Eastern Bluebird 20
Ovenbird 1
Black-and-white Warbler 1
American Redstart 2
Blackpoll Warbler 1
Black-throated Green Warbler 1
Field Sparrow 1
Scarlet Tanager 1
Rose-breasted Grosbeak 1
American Goldfinch 2

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Subject: Photos from the Lakefront
Date: Sun Sep 14 2014 22:41 pm
From: in-bird-l AT list.indiana.edu
 
New photos of Buff-breasted Sandpiper, Sabine's Gulls, and the cricket-flipping Black-bellied Plovers are at:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/...
John Kendall
Warsaw



Subject: Fwd: BirdsEye-O'Bannon Woods SP-2014-9-14 BWWA, GWWA and HOWA...
Date: Sun Sep 14 2014 19:57 pm
From: in-bird-l AT list.indiana.edu
 
What a beautiful afternoon to be out. Not lots of anything in particular, but several nice warblers.

http://www.flickr.com/groups/i...

http://www.flickr.com/groups/k...



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From: Colleen Craven-Becker
Date: September 14, 2014 at 7:52:46 PM EDT
To: Colleen Craven-Becker
Subject: BirdsEye-O'Bannon Woods SP-2014-9-14

Observer: cbirding
2014-09-14 16:30
O'Bannon Woods SP
Protocol: Traveling
10.0 Miles
180 Minutes
Observers: 2
All birds reported? Yes
3 Wild Turkey
2 Turkey Vulture
1 Osprey
1 Bald Eagle
1 Broad-winged Hawk
8 Killdeer
1 Ring-billed Gull
15 Mourning Dove
1 Eastern Screech-Owl
5 Ruby-throated Hummingbird
3 Red-headed Woodpecker
9 Red-bellied Woodpecker
4 Downy Woodpecker
2 Northern Flicker
2 Pileated Woodpecker
2 Eastern Wood-Pewee
2 Empidonax sp.
2 Great Crested Flycatcher
3 Red-eyed Vireo
17 Blue Jay
11 American Crow
21 Carolina Chickadee
17 Tufted Titmouse
4 White-breasted Nuthatch
5 Carolina Wren
8 Eastern Bluebird
2 Swainson's Thrush
1 Wood Thrush
1 Brown Thrasher
65 European Starling
1 Blue-winged Warbler
1 Golden-winged Warbler
3 Black-and-white Warbler
9 Tennessee Warbler
1 Hooded Warbler
1 Northern Parula
1 Magnolia Warbler
3 Chestnut-sided Warbler
2 Black-throated Green Warbler
1 Eastern Towhee
1 Summer Tanager
2 Northern Cardinal
1 Indigo Bunting
1 American Goldfinch
Tom and Colleen Becker
Floyd County, IN


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Subject: Lake Monroe
Date: Sun Sep 14 2014 19:39 pm
From: whitehea AT indiana.edu
 
this morning Betsy and I visited Paynetown and Cutright on Lake Monroe
- beautiful viewing conditions. A few thins of note - missed a lot of
things at Cutright because I had forgotten to charge my ipod - sigh!
The highlights;

Canada Goose - 7
Wood Duck - 2
Mallard - 4
Double-cr. Cormorant - 2
Great Blue Heron - 5
Black Vulture - 2
Turkey Vulture - 31
Osprey - 3
Bald Eagle - 1 (juv)
Cooper's Hawk - 1
Killdeer - 4
Ring-billed Gull - 77
Caspian Tern - 4
Forster's Tern - 2
Chimney Swift - 75
Ruby-thr Hummingbird - 1
No. Flicker - 2
Olive-sided Flycatcher - 1
E. Phoebe - 2
White-eyed Vireo - 3
Red-eyed Vireo - 2
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher - 1
Cedar Waxwing - 52
Tenn. Warbler - 2
No. Parula - 1
Am. Redstart - 2
Chipping Sparrow - 14

Don Whitehead
Bloomington
whitehea@indiana.edu




Subject: Tri-County FWA
Date: Sun Sep 14 2014 15:49 pm
From: in-bird-l AT list.indiana.edu
 
The Weather Bureau has been promising us clearing skies and sun for five days.  It finally happened early this afternoon as I headed home from Tri-County after another cloudy morning of birding.  But a pretty good one: 54 species at Tri-County, including a Yellow-bellied Flycatcher, a Gray-cheeked Thrush, and ten species of warblers.  I had ten more species along the road, including 17 wild Turkeys standing in the middle of hwy. 5, Whitley Co., that didn't want to move. and at home, including my 11th warbler, a Bay- breasted. Here's the Tri-County list:



Tri-County FWA, Kosciusko, US-IN
Sep 14, 2014 8:45 AM - 1:00 PM
Protocol: Traveling
16.2 mile(s)
Comments: cloudy until I left, then clearing; 50s-60s
54 species

Canada Goose 2
Wood Duck 23
Great Blue Heron 2
Green Heron 2
Sandhill Crane 1
Mourning Dove 4
Barred Owl 1
Chimney Swift 1
Red-headed Woodpecker 3
Red-bellied Woodpecker 10
Downy Woodpecker 12
Northern Flicker 6
Pileated Woodpecker 1
Eastern Wood-Pewee 3
Yellow-bellied Flycatcher 1
Acadian Flycatcher 1
Great Crested Flycatcher 1
White-eyed Vireo 2
Yellow-throated Vireo 3
Warbling Vireo 2
Blue Jay 16
American Crow 5
Tree Swallow 10
Black-capped Chickadee 17
Tufted Titmouse 7
White-breasted Nuthatch 11
House Wren 1
Carolina Wren 1
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 1
Gray-cheeked Thrush 1
Swainson's Thrush 5
Wood Thrush 2
American Robin 2
Gray Catbird 16
Brown Thrasher 1
Cedar Waxwing 25
Black-and-white Warbler 1
Tennessee Warbler 7
Nashville Warbler 1
Common Yellowthroat 3
American Redstart 3
Cape May Warbler 1
Magnolia Warbler 2
Chestnut-sided Warbler 2
Blackpoll Warbler 2
Black-throated Green Warbler 9
Eastern Towhee 4
Song Sparrow 1
Swamp Sparrow 1
Northern Cardinal 33
Red-winged Blackbird 25
House Finch 7
American Goldfinch 15
House Sparrow 1

View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S19831443


Jim Haw



Subject: Ft. Harrison 9/14 warblers and YBFL
Date: Sun Sep 14 2014 15:24 pm
From: in-bird-l AT list.indiana.edu
 
Approx 60 species were seen at Fort Harrison State Park, Indy, on another beautiful Sunday morning. A number of people joined me for the bird walk, providing a lot of eyes to locate warblers and other birds. Highlights included 12 warbler species, Philadelphia Vireo, both tanagers, Ruby-crowned Kinglet, and Rose-breasted Grosbeak. After the walk, I continued birding with five others and we had an extremely cooperative Yellow-bellied Flycatcher that the others photographed at close range for an extended time.


There is not a bird walk on September 21 since the park will be hosting the Hoosier Outdoor Experience.

Canada Goose 5
Mallard 3
Double-crested Cormorant 60,
Great Blue Heron (Blue form) 1
Cooper's Hawk 1
Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon) 2
Chimney Swift 1
Ruby-throated Hummingbird 1
Belted Kingfisher 2
Red-bellied Woodpecker 5
Downy Woodpecker 7
Hairy Woodpecker 2
Northern Flicker (Yellow-shafted) 1
Pileated Woodpecker 3
Eastern Wood-Pewee 4
Yellow-bellied Flycatcher 1
Least Flycatcher 2
Eastern Phoebe 1
Yellow-throated Vireo 1
Warbling Vireo (Eastern) 3
Philadelphia Vireo 1
Red-eyed Vireo 6
Blue Jay 30
American Crow 6
Northern Rough-winged Swallow 3
Carolina Chickadee 11
Tufted Titmouse 5
White-breasted Nuthatch (Eastern) 7
Carolina Wren 3
Ruby-crowned Kinglet 1, heard only
Eastern Bluebird 3
Swainson's Thrush 9
Wood Thrush 1
American Robin 22
Gray Catbird 6
European Starling 2
Cedar Waxwing 32
Black-and-white Warbler 1
Tennessee Warbler 3
Nashville Warbler 1
American Redstart 6
Northern Parula 2
Magnolia Warbler 2
Bay-breasted Warbler 5
Blackburnian Warbler 1
Chestnut-sided Warbler 4
Blackpoll Warbler 4
Yellow-throated Warbler 1
Black-throated Green Warbler 4
Wilson's Warbler 1
Chipping Sparrow 6
Field Sparrow 4
Summer Tanager 1, male calling (heard only)
Scarlet Tanager 1, female type with very dull wings
Northern Cardinal 11
Rose-breasted Grosbeak 2
Red-winged Blackbird 1
Brown-headed Cowbird 5
House Finch 3
American Goldfinch 4



There is not a bird walk on September 21 since the park will be hosting the Hoosier Outdoor Experience. Bird walks will be held on September 28 and each Sunday in October. Meet at 8am at Delaware Lake parking lot.


Don Gorney
Indianapolis, IN
317.501.4212
dongorney AT yahoo.com



Subject: HNF Lawrence Co
Date: Sun Sep 14 2014 13:41 pm
From: greenpertplus AT hotmail.com
 
This late morning, Noah and I took our small menagerie (two kids, two frisky dogs) out birding along Watson Merry Rd through the Hoosier National Forest outside Mitchell. The highlight of my hike was a Philadelphia Vireo (my FOY) and a few nice flocks of warblers high in the trees (of which we were only able to see and identify about 1 in every 10). June's highlight was holding her first walking stick (two more seen in the same elm tree were mating).

Watson Merry Rd, Lawrence, US-IN
Sep 14, 2014 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Protocol: Traveling
2.0 mile(s)
Comments: with June, Lyra, Bryce & Red
33 species

Turkey Vulture 1
Red-bellied Woodpecker 4 one begging juvenile
Downy Woodpecker 7
Hairy Woodpecker 1
Northern Flicker (Yellow-shafted) 1
Pileated Woodpecker 3
Eastern Wood-Pewee 6
Acadian Flycatcher 4 calling and singing
Yellow-throated Vireo 1
Philadelphia Vireo 1
Red-eyed Vireo 2
Blue Jay 10
Carolina Chickadee 8
Tufted Titmouse 10
White-breasted Nuthatch (Eastern) 4
Carolina Wren 2
Swainson's Thrush (Olive-backed) 5
Wood Thrush 2 resident birds? acted territorial. Agitated, calling
Black-and-white Warbler 1
Tennessee Warbler 3
Hooded Warbler 8 all males. Singing A and B songs, also saw two adult males chasing each other along the side of the road
American Redstart 1
Cape May Warbler 1
Magnolia Warbler 1
Bay-breasted Warbler 1
Blackburnian Warbler 1
Chestnut-sided Warbler 1
Black-throated Green Warbler 2
Summer Tanager 1
Scarlet Tanager 3
Northern Cardinal 2
Rose-breasted Grosbeak 3
American Goldfinch 1

View this checklist online athttp://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S19829463

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

Amy, Noah, June & Lyra Kearns
Mitchell





Subject: ross hills park, Sep 14, 2014 Conn. Warb, Wilson Warb
Date: Sun Sep 14 2014 12:37 pm
From: jkskene AT hotmail.com
 





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

ross hills park, Tippecanoe, US-IN
Sep 14, 2014 8:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Protocol: Traveling
1.5 mile(s)
52 species (+1 other taxa)

Canada Goose 21
Great Blue Heron (Blue form) 1
Turkey Vulture 1
Cooper's Hawk 1
Killdeer 3
Mourning Dove 3
Yellow-billed Cuckoo 3
Ruby-throated Hummingbird 3
Red-headed Woodpecker 9
Red-bellied Woodpecker 8
Downy Woodpecker 1
Hairy Woodpecker 2
Northern Flicker (Yellow-shafted) 2
Pileated Woodpecker 3
Eastern Wood-Pewee 3
Alder/Willow Flycatcher (Traill's Flycatcher) 2
Eastern Phoebe 2
Red-eyed Vireo 3
Blue Jay 11
American Crow 6
Carolina Chickadee 8
Tufted Titmouse 4
White-breasted Nuthatch (Eastern) 7
House Wren 1
Carolina Wren 3
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 2
Eastern Bluebird 6
Swainson's Thrush 9
Wood Thrush 2
American Robin 12
Gray Catbird 2
Brown Thrasher 1
Northern Mockingbird 1
European Starling 4
Cedar Waxwing 6
Ovenbird 1
Black-and-white Warbler 1
Nashville Warbler 1
Connecticut Warbler 1
Common Yellowthroat 3
American Redstart 2
Magnolia Warbler 2
Bay-breasted Warbler 1
Blackburnian Warbler 1
Blackpoll Warbler 1
Black-throated Blue Warbler 1
Wilson's Warbler 1
Chipping Sparrow 12
Summer Tanager 1
Northern Cardinal 7
Rose-breasted Grosbeak 3
House Finch 6
American Goldfinch 8

View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S19829058

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



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Subject: Eagle Creek Park, Sunday Sept. 14, 2014
Date: Sun Sep 14 2014 12:25 pm
From: sailbird AT tds.net
 
Weather-Sunny
Temp.-50's
Sunday morning bird walk tallied 75 species. The list includes

Canada Goose
Wood Duck
Mallard
Double-crested Cormorant
Great blue Heron
Great Egret
Green Heron
Turkey Vulture
Osprey
Bald Eagle
Red-shouldered Hawk
Red-tailed Hawk
Killdeer
Ring-billed Gull
Rock Pigeon
Mourning Dove
Chimney Swift
Ruby-throated Hummingbird
Belted Kingfisher
Red-headed Woodpecker
Red-bellied Woodpecker
Downy Woodpecker
Hairy Woodpecker
Northern Flicker
Pileated Woodpecker
Eastern Wood Pewee
Least Flycatcher
Warbling Vireo
Philadelphia Vireo
Red-eyed 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
Eastern Bluebird
Swainson's Thrush
American Robin
Gray Catbird
European Starling
Cedar Waxwing
Blue-winged Warbler
Tennessee Warbler
Nashville Warbler
Northern Parula
Yellow Warbler
Chestnut-sided Warbler
Magnolia Warbler
Cape May Warbler
Black-throated Green Warbler
Blackburnian Warbler
Yellow-throated Warbler
Palm Warbler
Bay-breasted Warbler
Blackpoll Warbler
Cerulean Warbler
American Redstart
Wilson's Warbler
Eastern Towhee
Chipping Sparrow
Field Sparrow
Song Sparrow
Scarlet Tanager
Northern Cardinal
Rose-breasted Grosbeak
Red-winged Blackbird
House Finch
American Goldfinch
House Sparrow

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

Don Williams



Subject: Goose Pond FWA Hudsonian Godwit update September 10 & 13 2014
Date: Sun Sep 14 2014 6:15 am
From: sterren AT indiana.edu
 
I visited Goose Pond FWA Unit GP8 during the weekly waterfowl survey on Wednesday September 10 2014.  As per a previous brief posted note the 1 continuing HUDSONIAN GODWIT was still preset.  This posting has the full bird list for GP8 on September 10.

Yesterday (Saturday September 13) I went back to GP8 and not find the Godwit. The Unit had been hunted for teal that morning.

September 10 was the 11th day of the HUGO's stay. (2 HUGOS were first reported on August 31.) This may be the longest feeding or staging stop by a Hudsonian Godwit in fall in Indiana birding annals. I do not have all the pertinent data on historical length of says in fall for this species.

If anyone else birds GP8 in the coming days positive or negative reports on Hudsonian Godwit would be appreciated. Thanks.


The full Sept 10 report:

Goose Pond FWA -- GP8, Greene, US-IN
Sep 10, 2014 11:35 AM - 12:15 PM
Protocol: Traveling
0.15 mile(s)
Comments: Doing GP8 as part of the weekly DNR waterfowl survey. An adult Bald Eagle perched atop the dead tree near the east levee and surveying the wetland may have spooked some birds away. From the south levee only.
22 species

Blue-winged Teal 22
Northern Shoveler 3
Green-winged Teal 6
Great Blue Heron 4
Great Egret 15
Snowy Egret 1
Little Blue Heron 2 imm
Black-necked Stilt 3
Spotted Sandpiper 2
Solitary Sandpiper 1
Greater Yellowlegs 6
Lesser Yellowlegs 9
HUDSONIAN GODWIT 1 Continuing bird, now in the 11th day of its stay. Hunkered down out of the wind standing at the tip of an island with 2 Black-necked Stilts & 1 Greater Yellowlegs. Slightly larger than the other 3 birds. The HUGO had a longer, slightly upturned bill showing orange at the base. The HUGO flapped its wings and held them up showing dark upper wings with white wing stripes, and prominent black wing linings and axillaries. After 5 minutes the HUGO walked behind an island and out of sight
Least Sandpiper 1
Pectoral Sandpiper 3
Short-billed Dowitcher 2 one of them a juvenile presumably the continuing 2 birds
Wilson's Snipe 5
American Crow 72
Tree Swallow 10
Barn Swallow 3
Field Sparrow 1
Red-winged Blackbird 20
American Goldfinch 3

View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S19825878

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


Report from yesterday September 13 2014:

Goose Pond FWA -- GP8, Greene, US-IN
Sep 13, 2014 12:45 AM - 2:00 AM
Protocol: Traveling
0.3 mile(s)
Comments: Cool and windy. Temp upper 50s F, wind N gusting to 13-15 mph. An extensive session scanning up the openings and channels for the Hudsonian Godwit from the south and east levees. No Godwit found. GP8 had been hunted for teal in the morning before I arrived. GP8 was also taken in the two-day. Sept 11-12 waterfowl hunting draw.
17 species

Blue-winged Teal 1 The only waterfowl present
Great Blue Heron 4
Great Egret 21
Little Blue Heron 1 imm
Northern Harrier 1 adult female
Black-necked Stilt 2 pair of adults
Killdeer 15
Greater Yellowlegs 6 very active, apparently catching small fish
Lesser Yellowlegs 2
Least Sandpiper 1 juv
Pectoral Sandpiper 2
Wilson's Snipe 2
American Crow 29
Tree Swallow 3
Red-winged Blackbird 40
Eastern Meadowlark 1
American Goldfinch 2

View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S19825837

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

--Lee Sterrenburg, Bloomington




Subject: Salamonie Reservoir
Date: Sat Sep 13 2014 21:30 pm
From: jcwinebrenner AT ymail.com
 
   Eight birders from Stockbridge Audubon Society enjoyed a fairly cool, but pleasant day at Salamonie Reservoir today. Much of the day was fairly quiet, but we did run into several nice pockets of birds here and there. Though Killdeer was the only shorebird, we found eight species of raptors, all the woodpeckers except for the Yellow-bellied Sapsucker, and thirteen Warbler species.  We ended the day with 65 species, including these highlights:

Double-crested Cormorant
Raptors: Turkey Vulture, Osprey (four seen from the Dora-New Holland boat ramp), Bald Eagle 2, Sharp-shinned Hawk 1, Red-Shouldered Hawk 1, Broad-winged Hawk 8, Red-tailed Hawk, American Kestrel.
Chimney Swift 2
Ruby-throated Hummingbird 2
Belted Kingfisher 2
Woodpeckers: Red headed (several) Red-bellied, Downy, Hairy, Northern Flicker, Pileated 2.
Eastern Wood-Pewee
Eastern Phoebe
Vireos: Yellow-throated, Red-eyed
Red-breasted Nuthatch 1
Carolina, and House Wren
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
Thrushes: Eastern Bluebird, Swainson's Thrush, American Robin.
Gray Catbird
Brown Thrasher
Cedar Waxwing
Warblers: Blue-winged, Tennessee, Chestnut-sided, Magnolia, Cape May, Black-throated Green, Blackburnian, Bay-breasted. Blackpoll, Black-and-White, American Redstart, Hooded, Wilson's.
Rose-breasted Grosbeak
Indigo Bunting

John Winebrenner
Fort Wayne



Subject: Black-throated Blue Warbler, Blue-headed Vireo
Date: Sat Sep 13 2014 20:26 pm
From: landonneumann25 AT gmail.com
 
This morning I birded Spring Creek Nursery. The highlight was a male
Black-throated Blue Warbler. This is Cass's 4th record. What's weird is
that all 4 records are adult male. Strange. I also had an early Blue-headed
Vireo, which surprised me a bit.

Spring Creek Nursery
Canada Goose 2
Yellow-billed Cuckoo 1
Ruby-throated Hummingbird 1
Belted Kingfisher 1
Red-headed Woodpecker 1
Red-bellied Woodpecker 1
American Kestrel 1
Eastern Wood-Pewee 3
Least Flycatcher 1
Great Crested Flycatcher 1
White-eyed Vireo 2
Yellow-throated Vireo 1
Blue-headed Vireo 1
Warbling Vireo 1
American Crow 2
Barn Swallow 1
Carolina Chickadee 2
Tufted Titmouse 1
Carolina Wren 1
Swainson's Thrush 7
Wood Thrush 1
Gray Catbird 2
Brown Thrasher 1
Black-and-white Warbler 1 unaged heard only
Tennessee Warbler 3 1 adult, 2 imf
Common Yellowthroat 3 2f, 1m
American Redstart 2 1f, 1imf
Northern Parula 1 imf
Magnolia Warbler 1f
Bay-breasted Warbler 1 unaged
Blackpoll Warbler 3imf
Black-throated Blue Warbler 1 male
Black-throated Green Warbler 3 imf
Wilson's Warbler 1m
Song Sparrow 1
Northern Cardinal 2
Rose-breasted Grosbeak 2
Indigo Bunting 1
American Goldfinch 2

Landon Neumann
Logansport, Cass County



Subject: Sabine's Photos
Date: Sat Sep 13 2014 19:43 pm
From: jcassady AT frontier.com
 
Here are some shots of Patti Topp's Michigan City Sabine's:

You may need to copy and paste the links...

http://www.jkcassady.com/galle...


http://www.jkcassady.com/galle...


John



--
John K. Cassady
Elkhart, IN
jcassady@frontier.com
To view my website of bird photographs please visit
www.jkcassady.com



Subject: birds at Michigan city
Date: Sat Sep 13 2014 19:28 pm
From: Peter.Scott AT indstate.edu
 
With Alan Bruner etc al. Met Mike BOurdon.  1 long tailed Jaeger dark juvenile in harbor ... 7 sabine's gulls. Chand.eleurr gull. Many common terns , some Blacks and Forster's.  6:30 am to 10:15.



Subject: Illiana Birds: Hammond Bird Sanctuary
Date: Sat Sep 13 2014 17:45 pm
From: cmarshbird AT prodigy.net
 
13 September 2014 - Hammond Bird Sanctuary There was action inside the
sanctuary on this beautiful day. Michael Topp covered the sanctuary as well.



Double-crested Cormorant 2 overhead

American Kestrel 1

Mourning Dove 10

Chimney Swift 7

Ruby-throated Hummingbird 1

Downy Woodpecker 3

Northern Flicker 1

Least Flycatcher 2

Red-eyed Vireo 5

American Crow 7

Black-capped Chickadee 4

Gray Catbird 9

Brown Thrasher 1

Swainson's Thrush 20+

American Robin 10



Blue-winged Warbler 1 M

Golden-winged Warbler 1 M

Tennessee Warbler 1

Nashville Warbler 2

Chestnut-sided Warbler 1

Magnolia Warbler 5

Cape May Warbler 3

Blackburnian Warbler 1

Palm Warbler 6

Bay-breasted Warbler 1

Blackpoll Warbler 12

Black-and-white Warbler 1

American Redstart 20

Ovenbird 1

Common Yellowthroat 5

Wilson's Warbler 2



Song Sparrow 2

Lincoln's Sparrow 1

Swamp Sparrow 1

White-throated Sparrow 2

Rose-breasted Grosbeak 1 F

Indigo Bunting 1 F

Northern Cardinal 4

American Goldfinch 12

House Finch 4



Carolyn Marsh, Whiting, IN




Subject: Lakefront (13-Sep-2014) 51 Sabine's Gulls & 16 jaegers
Date: Sat Sep 13 2014 16:26 pm
From: kj.brock AT comcast.net
 

Today (13-Sep-2014) John Cassady, Beth Dixon, Lynea Hinchman, and I birded the Indiana lakefront.

Most of the day was spent conducting a Miller Beach lakewatch. We also executed a quick tour down Beverly Drive (Beverly Shores) and then made a final stop at Michigan City Harbor. It was a spectacular day that was highlighted by an unbelievable 51 Sabines Gulls (50 at Miller & one at Michigan City Harbor), 6 Parasitic Jaegers, and a Long-tailed Jaeger.

MILLER BEACH Lakewatch: 6:45-1:00 with Tom Beeke, Ed Hopkins, John Kendall, Jeff McCoy, Aiden Rominger, and Mark Welter. The entire list follows:
Double-crested Cormorant,22
American Black Duck,1
Blue-winged Teal,51
Northern Shoveler,6
Northern Pintail,3
Green-winged Teal,5
Red-breasted Merganser,4
Turkey Vulture,3
Peregrine Falcon,1
Black-bellied Plover,2 juvs- eating grasshoppers on the Marquette Park lawn
Semipalmated Plover,1 juv
Sanderling, 52 juvs
Semipalmated Sandpiper,1 juv
RED-NECKED PHALAROPE,1 juv
Bonapartes Gull,4- one adult, 2 not aged, & a juv
SABINES GULL,50- (one adult & 49 juvs) This total is an Indiana record. The birds passed in groups of 1-12 all (except one) flew westward. The exception involved one that circled upward with Common Terns and departed Lake Michigan on a southerly heading. No one in our group had ever before seen a Sabines leave the lake.
Caspian Tern,4
Black Tern,7
Common Tern,805- flew past throughout the lakewatch
Forsters Tern,10- 9 not aged plus one juv
Jaeger species,9- 4 at 7:45, 2 at 9:30, 2 at 9:45, & one at 12:25. All came from the east.
PARASITIC JAEGER,6- 4 at 9:00 (3 adult light-morphs and a unaged dark morph in a single flock); one juv with the Long-tailed at 11:45, and one juv at 12:20.
LONG-TAILED JAEGER,1 juv at 11:45, about 300m away- Smaller than the Parasitic with which it was flying, had a grayish cast to plumage, 2 white shafts in outer primaries, and flight feathers darker than the mantle.
Chimney Swift,1
Ruby-throated Hummingbird,3
Tree Swallow,1
N. Rough-winged Swallow,1
Cliff Swallow,1
Eastern Bluebird,13
Palm Warbler,1
Chipping Sparrow,10
Lincolns Sparrow,3

BEVERLY SHORES along Beverly Drive- nothing of note

MICHIGAN CITY HARBOR (with Ed Hopkins, John Kendall, Jeff McCoy, and Patti & Michael Topp)
Sanderling,3 juvs
SABINES GULL,1 juv perched on the beach- watch for killer Patti Topp, John Cassady, Lynea Hinchman, and John Kendall pictures.
Chandeleur Gull,1 adult
Common Tern,100 apx.
Black Tern,10

Ken Brock
Chesterton, IN




Subject: radar viewing
Date: Sat Sep 13 2014 15:49 pm
From: lizday44 AT sbcglobal.net
 
The link to view radar in real time is
http://www.rap.ucar.edu//weath...
Click on "contiguous US". You can usually see the activity begin as
it gets dark.

I have a tutorial at
http://www.daylight44.net/NEXR...

which also shows how to look at last night's activity.
hope this helps!
Liz
Indy






Subject: Sabines Gull on beach Michigan city
Date: Sat Sep 13 2014 14:05 pm
From: in-bird-l AT list.indiana.edu
 
Number 51 seen today-There is a Sabine's gull on the beach resting.  Please keep some distance.  
John Kendall
Warsaw

Sent from my iPhone



Subject: Warblers at Muscatatuck
Date: Sat Sep 13 2014 12:37 pm
From: Nighthawk AT prograde.net
 
I found one nice sized Warbler flock on this cloudy, breezy, chilly and otherwise not birdy morning. The flock was fast moving and the majority were female and first year birds leaving me with numerous unidentifed. The highlight was two Golden-winged Warblers which were a MNWR site first for me and brought my MNWR list to 221 species.

Dave Crouch Seymour

Muscatatuck NWR - Jackson County, Jackson, US-IN
Sep 13, 2014 9:30 AM - 11:15 AM
Protocol: Traveling
4.0 mile(s)
Comments: Cloudy, breezy, chilly morning. Made several stops along the auto tour route seeking a Warbler flock. Found one at the Turkey Trail trailhead,
29 species

Canada Goose 22
Wood Duck 2
Turkey Vulture 3
Red-shouldered Hawk 1
Belted Kingfisher 1 Female.
Red-headed Woodpecker 1 Adult
Downy Woodpecker 1
Pileated Woodpecker 2 Fly over pair.
White-eyed Vireo 2
Warbling Vireo 1
Red-eyed Vireo 1
Blue Jay 3
American Crow 5
Eastern Bluebird 2
American Robin 4
Gray Catbird 1
Northern Mockingbird 1 Juvenile.
Cedar Waxwing 7
Golden-winged Warbler 2 First Fall females as I saw no black on throat. My first at MNWR to bring my site species count to 221.
Tennessee Warbler 3
Nashville Warbler 2
American Redstart 5 One adult male, several fem / fist fall male type.
Magnolia Warbler 1
Bay-breasted Warbler 3
Black-throated Blue Warbler 1
Black-throated Green Warbler 2 First winter birds and only ones not in large flock.
Wilson's Warbler 1
Northern Cardinal 2
American Goldfinch 4

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Subject: Miller Beach - 9/12 - Sabine's Gull,Whimbrel,Red Knot.
Date: Fri Sep 12 2014 21:14 pm
From: landonneumann25 AT gmail.com
 
Thanks for posting Michael. Note much to add to Michael's list, but I was
at Miller an hour before him and I had a jaeger sp that was moving east.
The bird was in view for over 20 minutes. All I could see was the white
wing flash since it was very far out so I couldn't do much with it. Also
Michigan City Harbor was dead and I checked the tomato field near La Porte
with some South Bend birders. There is still a lot of water there, but we
didn't get to bird the area well because we were kicked out by the local
farmer who said we were trespassing even though we were standing on the
road. Because of this I recommend birders no longer check this spot. The
farmer was very angry and seemed like he was about ready to call the cops
on us.

Landon Neumann
Logansport, Cass County

On Fri, Sep 12, 2014 at 5:08 PM, MTopp7927
wrote:

> 9/12
> Miller Beach (mostly with Landon Neumann)
> I walked to the breakwall.
> Highlights:
> 25-D.C.Cormorants
> 3-G.W.Teal
> 2-N.Shovelers
> 2-R.B.Mergansers
> 5-Turkey Vultures
> 1-Peregrine Falcon
> 2-Black-bellied Plovers (Juvs.)
> 2-Semipalmated Plovers
> 1-WHIMBREL
> 1-RED KNOT (Juv.) - as I was leaving
> 60+Sanderlings (I did not see any adults)
> 2-Semipalmated Sandpipers (Juvs.)
> 1-Bonaparte's Gull (Juv.)
> 1-SABINE'S Gull (Juv.)
> 40+Common Terns
> 1-Forster's Tern
> 2-Caspian Terns
> 35+Barn Swallows
> 1-Tree Swallow
> Michael Topp
> Highland IN.
> Photos: http://www.flickr.com/photos/m...
>
>
>
>



Subject: Koscuisko Co. areas afternoon 9/12
Date: Fri Sep 12 2014 20:52 pm
From: in-bird-l AT list.indiana.edu
 
I had planned to visit Chain of Lakes SP, but read Jim Haw's posting as I had run out of time, so in late afternoon, went locally to try to find some warblers.  I have had trouble finding warblers so far this late summer and early fall in the county, except in my yard.
Pisgah Marsh was dead, but as I drove through Tri-county FWA, I saw a flycatcher fly out and return along County Line Road (Noble Co.), I hopped out and as I watched the Pewee and a Pileated Woodpecker, a flock of about 50 warblers, Vireos and Flycatchers came through. I followed them around the bend and ended up with 13 warbler species, the best of which was a male Mourning. Like Jim Haw, many were left unidentified. It ended all too quickly.

Here are my lists:
Pisgah Marsh:
Pisgah Marsh , Kosciusko, US-IN
Sep 12, 2014 4:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Protocol: Traveling
0.4 mile(s)
Comments: Submitted from BirdLog NA for iOS, version 1.7.6
24 species

Canada Goose 9
Mute Swan 2
Wood Duck 2
Mallard 5
Green-winged Teal 2
Great Blue Heron 1
Turkey Vulture 3
Red-tailed Hawk 1
Sora 4
Sandhill Crane 2
Killdeer 1
Mourning Dove 6
Belted Kingfisher 1
Red-headed Woodpecker 2
Red-bellied Woodpecker 2
Downy Woodpecker 1
Northern Flicker (Yellow-shafted) 1
American Crow 3
Barn Swallow 3
Tufted Titmouse 2
White-breasted Nuthatch 2
Eastern Towhee 1
Northern Cardinal 3
Red-winged Blackbird 30

Tri-county FWA:
Tri-County FWA, Kosciusko, US-IN
Sep 12, 2014 4:40 PM - 6:00 PM
Protocol: Traveling
5.0 mile(s)
Comments: Submitted from BirdLog NA for iOS, version 1.7.6
52 species (+2 other taxa)

Canada Goose 8
Mute Swan 2
Wood Duck 10
Mallard 5
Blue-winged Teal 5
Pied-billed Grebe 1
Great Blue Heron 1
Turkey Vulture 3
Osprey 1
Red-tailed Hawk 1
American Coot 2
Chimney Swift 2
Belted Kingfisher 1
Red-headed Woodpecker 3
Red-bellied Woodpecker 4
Downy Woodpecker 2
Northern Flicker 1
Pileated Woodpecker 1
Eastern Wood-Pewee 3
Alder/Willow Flycatcher (Traill's Flycatcher) 1
Least Flycatcher 1
Empidonax sp. 4
Red-eyed Vireo 1
Blue Jay 8
American Crow 4
Tree Swallow 2
Barn Swallow 6
Black-capped Chickadee 2
Tufted Titmouse 2
White-breasted Nuthatch 4
Swainson's Thrush 6
American Robin 16
Gray Catbird 1
Cedar Waxwing 25
Blue-winged Warbler 1
Black-and-white Warbler 1
Tennessee Warbler 5
Mourning Warbler 1
Common Yellowthroat 2
American Redstart 4
Cape May Warbler 1
Magnolia Warbler 2
Bay-breasted Warbler 3
Chestnut-sided Warbler 2
Blackpoll Warbler 2
Pine Warbler 1
Black-throated Green Warbler 2
Chipping Sparrow 5
Song Sparrow 1
Northern Cardinal 4
Rose-breasted Grosbeak 2
Red-winged Blackbird 45
Common Grackle 5
American Goldfinch 12

John Kendall
Warsaw



Subject: Ft. Harrison 9/14 Black-throated Blues and Conn Warbler
Date: Fri Sep 12 2014 19:30 pm
From: in-bird-l AT list.indiana.edu
 
I birded Fort Harrison State Park for 2.5 hours on Friday evening. Mike Mulcahy joined me for the latter half of the time. Upon arriving, I encountered an amazing flock of warblers just off the Delaware Lake parking lot near the trailhead for Fall Creek Trail. Birds included Black-throated Blue Warbler (adult male), Golden-winged Warblers (adult male and female type), Connecticut Warbler (adult female), Yellow Warbler (adult female or imm male - had faint reddish streaking on breast), and Philadelphia Vireo. This same area produced a Ruby-crowned Kinglet found by Mike while we were trying to refind the above birds, with little success. Fortunately, later at Walnut Plantation, I found an adult female (or possibly an imm male) Black-throated Blue Warbler that Mike was able to view with naked eye at eye level six feet away. In all, I had 12 species of warblers.

Red-tailed Hawk 1
Chimney Swift 2
Ruby-throated Hummingbird 1
Red-bellied Woodpecker 4
Downy Woodpecker 5
Northern Flicker (Yellow-shafted) 1
Eastern Wood-Pewee 6
Great Crested Flycatcher 1
Warbling Vireo (Eastern) 1
Philadelphia Vireo 1
Red-eyed Vireo 2
Blue Jay 1
Carolina Chickadee 11
Tufted Titmouse 6
White-breasted Nuthatch (Eastern) 6
Carolina Wren 1
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 5
Ruby-crowned Kinglet 1
Swainson's Thrush 5
American Robin 5
Cedar Waxwing 7
Golden-winged Warbler 2, adult male and F/IM
Black-and-white Warbler 1
Connecticut Warbler 1 adult female
Common Yellowthroat 1
American Redstart 6 two adult males
Magnolia Warbler 2
Yellow Warbler 1 adult female or imm male
Chestnut-sided Warbler 1
Blackpoll Warbler 1
Black-throated Blue Warbler 2, adult male (sweet) and most likely adult female
Black-throated Green Warbler 4
Wilson's Warbler 2
Chipping Sparrow 8
Scarlet Tanager 1
Northern Cardinal 7
Brown-headed Cowbird 26
House Finch 2
American Goldfinch 4



Don Gorney
Indianapolis, IN
317.501.4212
dongorney AT yahoo.com



Subject: Eagle Creek Reservoir 9/12
Date: Fri Sep 12 2014 18:36 pm
From: in-bird-l AT list.indiana.edu
 
I took the day off and spent some time this afternoon watching Eagle Creek Reservoir. Even though it is a little early I thought with the winds out of the north the last couple of days something uncommon like a Sabine's Gull might show up. No luck. It was pretty quiet with just the local birds around.

Canada Goose 4
Mallard 4
Double-crested Cormorant 5
Great Blue Heron 3
Great Egret 2
Turkey Vulture 2
Osprey 1
Ring-billed Gull 25
American Crow 5

I wrote a short post about the outing plus a few pictures of some Sabine's and Franklin's Gulls, and a Parasitic Jaeger, I took in previous years.

http://bushwhackingbirder.com/

Bob Carper
Indianapolis, Marion County




Subject: Miller Beach - 9/12 - Sabine's Gull,Whimbrel,Red Knot.
Date: Fri Sep 12 2014 16:08 pm
From: in-bird-l AT list.indiana.edu
 
9/12
Miller Beach (mostly with Landon Neumann)
I walked to the breakwall.
Highlights:
25-D.C.Cormorants
3-G.W.Teal
2-N.Shovelers
2-R.B.Mergansers
5-Turkey Vultures
1-Peregrine Falcon
2-Black-bellied Plovers (Juvs.)
2-Semipalmated Plovers
1-WHIMBREL
1-RED KNOT (Juv.) - as I was leaving
60+Sanderlings (I did not see any adults)
2-Semipalmated Sandpipers (Juvs.)
1-Bonaparte's Gull (Juv.)
1-SABINE'S Gull (Juv.)
40+Common Terns
1-Forster's Tern
2-Caspian Terns
35+Barn Swallows
1-Tree Swallow
Michael Topp
Highland IN.
Photos: http://www.flickr.com/photos/m...





Subject: Chain O' Lakes State Park
Date: Fri Sep 12 2014 14:25 pm
From: in-bird-l AT list.indiana.edu
 
Half a day at Chain O' Lakes netted only 38 species, 9 warblers, in the park.  Again, Tennessee was dominant among migrants--in fact, the most numerous species in the park this morning!  And again, on this cold, cloudy morning, probably half or more of the individuals in the warbler flocks went unidentified as they moved very fast against the dark background.



Chain O' Lakes SP, Noble, US-IN
Sep 12, 2014 8:51 AM - 12:53 PM
Protocol: Traveling
21.5 mile(s)
Comments: cloudy, cold, spitting mist in late a.m. through noon hour; 52-53
degrees. Many birds went unidentified in fast-moving warbler flocks in poor
light.
38 species

Canada Goose 12
Wood Duck 3
Great Egret 3 flew over
Turkey Vulture 15
Red-tailed Hawk 1
Mourning Dove 3
Great Horned Owl 1
Red-bellied Woodpecker 5
Downy Woodpecker 8
Hairy Woodpecker 2
Northern Flicker 1
Pileated Woodpecker 1
Eastern Wood-Pewee 5
Great Crested Flycatcher 1
White-eyed Vireo 1
Yellow-throated Vireo 2
Blue Jay 6
American Crow 5
Black-capped Chickadee 20
Tufted Titmouse 5
White-breasted Nuthatch 5
Swainson's Thrush 3
Wood Thrush 1
American Robin 17
Gray Catbird 11
Cedar Waxwing 14
Black-and-white Warbler 1
Tennessee Warbler 22
Hooded Warbler 1
American Redstart 3
Northern Parula 1
Magnolia Warbler 1
Bay-breasted Warbler 3
Blackpoll Warbler 1
Black-throated Green Warbler 1
Eastern Towhee 2
Northern Cardinal 20
American Goldfinch 3

View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S19810501

Jim Haw



Subject: Warblers at O'Bannon Woods SP and Harrison-Crawford SF
Date: Fri Sep 12 2014 14:19 pm
From: ddstriegel AT frontier.com
 
A great morning for migrating warblers at O'Bannon Woods SP and Harrison-Crawford SF, yesterday's cold front brought in plenty of migrants.  Henry Lenfert and I located 4 nice pockets of warblers, 16 species seen.  I'm sure many went by undetected, a lot of warbler species were undercounted and not identified (the little guys don't hold still long enough).  Had FOS Rose-breasted Grosbeak.  Lots of  very vocal Red-headed Woodpeckers were seen around Pine Pond.

O'Bannon Woods SP, Harrison, US-IN
Sep 12, 2014 8:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Protocol: Traveling by auto 7 miles and 1 mile on foot
7.0 mile(s)
Comments: Lots of migrant warblers in H-C SF and OBWSP.
58 species (+1 other taxa)

Wild Turkey 18 (two flocks, 12 in one flock and 6 in another)
Black Vulture 7
Turkey Vulture 3
Red-shouldered Hawk 2
Killdeer 12
Mourning Dove 9
Eastern Screech-Owl 1 (heard only)
Ruby-throated Hummingbird 2
Belted Kingfisher 1
Red-headed Woodpecker 12 (Very vocal and active, 7 were seen around Pine Pond)
Red-bellied Woodpecker 5
Downy Woodpecker 5
Northern Flicker 3
Pileated Woodpecker 2
Eastern Wood-Pewee 3
Least Flycatcher 1
Empidonax sp. 4
Eastern Phoebe 2
White-eyed Vireo 3
Yellow-throated Vireo 2
Red-eyed Vireo 3
Blue Jay 5
American Crow 12
Carolina Chickadee 18
Tufted Titmouse 12
White-breasted Nuthatch 12
Carolina Wren 7
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 6
Eastern Bluebird 1
Swainson's Thrush 15
American Robin 3
European Starling 25
Cedar Waxwing 8
Ovenbird 2
Golden-winged Warbler 1
Black-and-white Warbler 6
Tennessee Warbler 11
Nashville Warbler 1
Common Yellowthroat 1
American Redstart 18
Northern Parula 2
Magnolia Warbler 5
Bay-breasted Warbler 1
Chestnut-sided Warbler 2
Blackpoll Warbler 3
Pine Warbler 1
Prairie Warbler 1
Black-throated Green Warbler 3
Wilson's Warbler 1
Eastern Towhee 3
Field Sparrow 1
Song Sparrow 1
Summer Tanager 3
Scarlet Tanager 1
Northern Cardinal 12
Rose-breasted Grosbeak 1 (FOS)
Indigo Bunting 1
House Finch 1
American Goldfinch 4

Del Striegel
Georgetown, IN (Floyd County)

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Subject: Avocets at Cane Ridge
Date: Fri Sep 12 2014 12:25 pm
From: 4giffords AT insightbb.com
 
I stopped out at Cane Ridge this morning and was delighted to see two American Avocets resting and preening right in front of the observation deck. In addition to the Avocets there were also 11 American White Pelicans, 70 Great Egrets, 7 Great Blue Herons, one Bald Eagle and a handful of shorebirds including Lesser Yellowlegs, Least Sandpipers, Semipalmated Plovers, and Killdeer.  Around Lake Gibson there were a few pockets of warblers and other migrants, the most notable being a Summer Tanager, several Blue and Rose-breasted Grosbeaks and a few Nashville warblers.

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

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

Fall migration is here! Have a great weekend.

Steve Gifford
Haubstadt, IN



Subject: SW Allen Pre-Dawn Flight-- Sep. 12
Date: Fri Sep 12 2014 10:40 am
From: rrang AT frontier.com
 
After Wed. night's passing cold front, I was anxious to step out my front door Thursday early morning to listen for overhead migrants.  Nothin'!  But it was much better this morning: lots of Swainson's Thrushes, a few Gray-cheeked, and a couple of calls I didn't recognize.

These encouraging results prompted me to walk the main drive of Eagle Marsh from 6:15 to 7:15. Once away from the noise of Engle Road, I again heard the calls of Swainson's (20+) and Gray-cheeked (3) Thrushes flying overhead. But as it lightened, I could see that there wasn't much happening along the wooded edges behind the barn. The best birds I had were at the end of the drive near its joining with the parking lot: a calling Sora and two fussing Marsh Wrens.

Those overhead migrants obviously suggested some movement last night, but I couldn't find any daytime evidence of that in my meager attempts to locate birds. While running errands this morning, I made several brief stops-- the north boundary of Eagle Marsh, Franke Park, and Lindenwood Cemetery-- but found few birds, the one notable exception being a calling White-throated Sparrow in a tree-line near the Dunkin Donuts parking lot.

Maybe tomorrow will be better.

Rodger Rang
Fort Wayne



Subject: Bobolinks Pine Creek Gamebird Habitat Area , Sep 12, 2014
Date: Fri Sep 12 2014 10:05 am
From: jdunning AT purdue.edu
 
The weekly waterfowl survey at Pine Creek Gamebird Habitat Area in eastern Benton County did not yield a lot of ducks - perhaps some hunting is going on there in the early teal/goose season.  Water levels are higher than they have been in several years.  Best birds detected during my short visit were some lingering Bobolinks calling from the northern wetland basin and overhead.

Barny
Misner13@frontier.com


Pine Creek Gamebird Habitat Area , Benton, US-IN Sep 12, 2014 9:00 AM - 9:30 AM
17 species

Canada Goose 16
Wood Duck 5
Mallard 1
Blue-winged Teal 1
Pied-billed Grebe 9
Mourning Dove 5
Downy Woodpecker 1
Blue Jay 1
American Crow 1
Tree Swallow 63
Barn Swallow 4
Gray Catbird 1
Eastern Towhee 1
Field Sparrow 1
Bobolink 5 calling from northern wetland basin
Red-winged Blackbird 5
American Goldfinch 2

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