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22 Apr: @ 20:15:32 
FOS species, yard birds, and Fairfax SRA [Greene, Terri B]
22 Apr: @ 16:27:29 
New singing arrivals [Robert Kissel]
22 Apr: @ 16:12:42 
Eagle Creek Park bird hike [Becky]
22 Apr: @ 15:13:50 
Re: Patoka Lake Pacific Loon [stuart tower]
22 Apr: @ 15:06:14 
Virginia Rail at Muscatatuck NWR [Dan Kaiser]
22 Apr: @ 14:35:05 
Wabash County, Mississinewa Spillway American Bittern and other shorebirds [Robert Guth]
22 Apr: @ 13:27:43 
Patoka Lake Pacific Loon [Kirk Roth]
22 Apr: @ 11:13:20 
Re: Snowy Owl Harrison County [rosehensel]
22 Apr: @ 10:23:00 
Re: Eurasian Wigeon!!! [stuart tower]
22 Apr: @ 08:46:48 
Gibson County - Ruff and Eurasian Wigeon [Kirk Roth]
22 Apr: @ 08:15:08 
Eurasian Wigeon!!! [stuart tower]
21 Apr: @ 18:35:16 
Willow Slough Fish and Wildlife Area Eared Grebe, 4/21 a.m. [Robert D. Hughes]
21 Apr: @ 15:50:45 
Pine Warblers and Brown Creeper in Elkhart [Trice Berkley]
21 Apr: @ 15:32:08 
Re: Snowy Owl Harrison County [stuart tower]
21 Apr: @ 10:08:47 
Snowy Owl Harrison County [Gary Dorman]
21 Apr: @ 07:34:29 
4/21/18 - Grant Street Marsh (Lak [Matt Kalwasinski]
20 Apr: @ 21:26:39 
Gary highlight - trumpeter 4-20-18 [Rick Welton]
20 Apr: @ 20:00:13 
Ross Hills Park, Apr 20, 2018 Pine Warblers [john skene]
20 Apr: @ 16:02:59 
Eagle Marsh, Ft Wayne [zzedpowers]
20 Apr: @ 15:32:31 
Fort Wayne Pine Warbler [John Winebrenner]
20 Apr: @ 15:05:01 
Re Sora in M6 (Muscatatuck) and Flicker photos [Pete Webb]
20 Apr: @ 14:42:56 
Sora at Muscatatuck NWR [Dan Kaiser]
20 Apr: @ 10:15:39 
Louisiana WT at Salamonie SF, Sora, Solitary SP, Green Heron, Woodcock at Five Ponds [Andrew Wolfe]
20 Apr: @ 09:44:38 
Re: 4/20 - AMWOs and VIRA (Lake County) [Yahoo]
20 Apr: @ 09:01:03 
4/20 - AMWOs and VIRA (Lake County) [Matt Kalwasinski]
19 Apr: @ 23:00:32 
Gary/Hobart Highlights 4-19: FOY br creep, FOY bcn heron [Rick Welton]
19 Apr: @ 18:56:52 
Goose Pond FWA Shorebird Surveys 4/19/2018 [gary langell]
19 Apr: @ 13:10:39 
Tanager [Larry Caldwell]
18 Apr: @ 15:31:28 
Bonaparte's Gulls, Allen County [zzedpowers]
18 Apr: @ 14:22:13 
White Pelicans [Tom]
18 Apr: @ 09:39:34 
BONAPARTE'S GULLS AT MICHIGAN CITY [Lynea]
17 Apr: @ 19:31:19 
Wild turkey [charlie hornung]
17 Apr: @ 17:56:37 
Fwd: Franklin County Gull and Godwit [Bill Buskirk]
17 Apr: @ 17:48:53 
Bonaparte's Gulls in St. Joseph County, IN [Trice Berkley]
17 Apr: @ 16:58:53 
(LAKE) Gibson Woods Nature Preserve [L Fandrei]
17 Apr: @ 14:44:24 
4/16 yard list [John Winebrenner]
17 Apr: @ 07:00:32 
Eastern Towhee [beth meuser]
16 Apr: @ 18:38:15 
S. LaPorte Co. Golden-Plovers, White-fronted Geese, Bonaparte’s Gull flocks & Bald Eagle show [jeffro595]
16 Apr: @ 17:47:41 
Hancock County - Lark Sparrow [Kirk Roth]
16 Apr: @ 16:37:42 
Illiana Birds: White-winged Scoters & E. Phoebes [Carolyn A. Marsh]
16 Apr: @ 15:42:16 
A few FOS & a Prothonotary Warbler [Sue and Ted Ulrich]
16 Apr: @ 15:25:37 
Gary, Grant St Marsh 4-16 Sandhill [Rick Welton]
16 Apr: @ 14:36:54 
Lake Station Loon 4-16-18 Lake County [Rick Welton]
16 Apr: @ 14:34:59 
Hermit Thrushes [Trice Berkley]
16 Apr: @ 14:09:42 
Fwd: IBET Charges in shooting of 5 pelicans [Kimberly Ehn]
16 Apr: @ 12:19:01 
Hermit Thrush and Woodpeckers at Kil-So-Quah Campground Roush Reservoir [Andrew Wolfe]
16 Apr: @ 08:43:28 
Chimney Swifts, Bloomington [Greene, Terri B]
15 Apr: @ 21:35:41 
4-15 Two Gary locations, 112 great egrets [Rick Welton]
15 Apr: @ 19:49:52 
Purple Finch and Vesper Sparrow [Andrew Wolfe]
15 Apr: @ 18:50:21 
INBU, YTWA, Montgomery County [Matt Williams]





Subject: FOS species, yard birds, and Fairfax SRA
Date: Sun Apr 22 2018 20:15 pm
From: tgreene AT indiana.edu
 
Friday, April 13, presented a new yard bird for me”Great Egret.  It spent most of Saturday around the ponds and in the dead oak trees.

FOS birds at home included catbird, Pine Warbler, thrasher, hummingbird, Blue-gray Gnatcatcher, Barn Swallow, and Prairie Warbler.

A second hummingbird showed up at the feeder this evening.

Terri Greene, SW Monroe Co
(Jack Haddan, N Lawrence Co on Knob Creek and Fairfax SRA lists)
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Terri's property and Snow Rd, Monroe, Indiana, US
Apr 22, 2018
Protocol: Incidental
30 species (+1 other taxa)

Turkey Vulture 3
Mourning Dove 4
Ruby-throated Hummingbird 2
Red-bellied Woodpecker 2
Downy Woodpecker 1
Hairy Woodpecker 2
Pileated Woodpecker 2
Eastern Phoebe 2 (nest on front porch contains 5 eggs)
Blue Jay 9
swallow sp. 1
Carolina Chickadee 2
Tufted Titmouse 2
White-breasted Nuthatch 1
Carolina Wren 2
American Robin 2
Brown Thrasher 1
Prairie Warbler 1
Chipping Sparrow 4
Field Sparrow 1
White-crowned Sparrow 1
White-throated Sparrow 7 (lots of singing)
Song Sparrow 1
Eastern Towhee 2
Northern Cardinal 16
Red-winged Blackbird 4
Brown-headed Cowbird 7
Common Grackle 6
House Finch 3
Purple Finch 4 (3 female, 1 male)
American Goldfinch 6
House Sparrow 8
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Terri's property and Snow Rd, Monroe, Indiana, US
Apr 20, 2018
Protocol: Incidental
6 species

Ruby-throated Hummingbird 1
Barn Swallow 1
Pine Warbler 1
Dark-eyed Junco 2
White-throated Sparrow 2
Purple Finch 7 (5 females, 2 males)
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Terri's property and Snow Rd, Monroe, Indiana, US
Apr 19, 2018 6:15 PM
Protocol: Incidental
9 species

Mourning Dove 1
Gray Catbird 1
Pine Warbler 1
Dark-eyed Junco 1
White-throated Sparrow 1
Eastern Towhee 2
Brown-headed Cowbird 1
Purple Finch 3
American Goldfinch 21
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Terri's property and Snow Rd, Monroe, Indiana, US
Apr 18, 2018
Protocol: Incidental
3 species

Ruby-throated Hummingbird 1
Pine Warbler 1
Purple Finch 1
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Terri's property and Snow Rd, Monroe, Indiana, US
Apr 17, 2018 7:30 AM
Protocol: Incidental
2 species

Pileated Woodpecker 2
Brown Thrasher 1
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Terri's property and Snow Rd, Monroe, Indiana, US
Apr 16, 2018 6:00 PM
Protocol: Incidental
Comments: Arrived home from work to a flurry of bird activity around mostly empty feeders”had been a light snow in morning
21 species

Mourning Dove 10
Barred Owl 1 (heard around 6:30pm from the SW)
Red-bellied Woodpecker 1
Downy Woodpecker 1
Carolina Chickadee 1
Tufted Titmouse 1
White-breasted Nuthatch 1
Pine Warbler 1
Dark-eyed Junco 1
White-crowned Sparrow 1
White-throated Sparrow 3
Song Sparrow 1
Eastern Towhee 1
Northern Cardinal 18
Red-winged Blackbird 3
Brown-headed Cowbird 2
Common Grackle 1
House Finch 7
Purple Finch 1
American Goldfinch 2
House Sparrow 3
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Fairfax State Recreation Area, Monroe, Indiana, US
Apr 15, 2018 3:30 PM - 4:15 PM
Protocol: Stationary
12 species

Canada Goose 5
Mallard 2
Lesser Scaup 1
Ruddy Duck 1
Common Loon 2
Turkey Vulture 2
Osprey 2 (hanging out on nesting platform)
American Coot 39
Killdeer 1
Pileated Woodpecker 1
American Crow 2
Carolina Chickadee 1
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Knob Creek, Lawrence, Indiana, US
Apr 15, 2018
Protocol: Incidental
Comments: At Jack's feeders and around his house
23 species

Canada Goose 2
Turkey Vulture 1
Mourning Dove 2
Red-bellied Woodpecker 2
Downy Woodpecker 2
Hairy Woodpecker 1
Carolina Chickadee 5
Tufted Titmouse 2
White-breasted Nuthatch 2
Carolina Wren 1
Eastern Bluebird 1 (going into nest box)
American Robin 1
Louisiana Waterthrush 1
Pine Warbler 2
Chipping Sparrow 1
Dark-eyed Junco 1
Song Sparrow 2
Eastern Towhee 2
Northern Cardinal 2
Brown-headed Cowbird 1
House Finch 6
Purple Finch 2
American Goldfinch 10
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Terri's property and Snow Rd, Monroe, Indiana, US
Apr 14, 2018
Protocol: Incidental
36 species

Canada Goose 2
Great Blue Heron 2
Great Egret 1 (spent the day wading all three ponds and sitting in the big and little dead oak trees; photos on ebird)
Turkey Vulture 2
Red-shouldered Hawk 3
Mourning Dove 18
Ruby-throated Hummingbird 1
Red-bellied Woodpecker 2
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker 1
Downy Woodpecker 2
Hairy Woodpecker 2
Pileated Woodpecker 1
Eastern Phoebe 1
Blue Jay 5
American Crow 1
Carolina Chickadee 2
Tufted Titmouse 2
White-breasted Nuthatch 1
Carolina Wren 1
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 1
Eastern Bluebird 1
American Robin 1
Chipping Sparrow 3
Field Sparrow 1
Dark-eyed Junco 3
White-throated Sparrow 5
Song Sparrow 2
Eastern Towhee 1
Northern Cardinal 13
Red-winged Blackbird 5
Brown-headed Cowbird 6
Common Grackle 12
House Finch 5
Purple Finch 1 (female, appears sick or old)
American Goldfinch 3
House Sparrow 24

View this checklist and photos of egret online at https://ebird.org/view/checkli...

This report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (http://ebird.org)
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Terri's property and Snow Rd, Monroe, Indiana, US
Apr 13, 2018 6:15 PM
Protocol: Incidental
1 species

Great Egret 1 (wading in lower pond; photos on ebird)

View this checklist and photos online at https://ebird.org/view/checkli...

This report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (http://ebird.org)
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Terri's property and Snow Rd, Monroe, Indiana, US
Apr 11, 2018
Protocol: Incidental
1 species

Wood Duck 2
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These reports were generated automatically by eBird v3 (http://ebird.org)



Subject: New singing arrivals
Date: Sun Apr 22 2018 16:27 pm
From: bluesdoc AT bluemarble.net
 
When riding South with my Sunday group from Bryan Park to the water filtration plant near Moore™s Creek, I heard 4 new (to me this spring) singing arrivals: Brown Thrasher, Field Sparrow, Yellow Warbler & Yellow-throated Warbler. 

Bob Kissel
Bloomington



Subject: Eagle Creek Park bird hike
Date: Sun Apr 22 2018 16:12 pm
From: in-bird-l AT list.indiana.edu
 
The Sunday April 22, 2018 bird hike tallied 80 species. The list is as follows:





Canada Goose



Wood Duck



Mallard



Blue-winged Teal



Ring-necked Duck



Lesser Scaup



Pied-billed Grebe



Horned Grebe



Double-crested Cormorant



American White Pelican



Great blue Heron



Turkey Vulture



Bald Eagle



Red-shouldered Hawk



Red-tailed Hawk



Sora



Virginia Rail



American Coot



Killdeer



Solitary Sandpiper



Bonaparte's Gull



Ring-billed Gull



Caspian Tern



Rock Pigeon



Mourning Dove



Great Horned Owl



Barred Owl



Belted Kingfisher



Red-headed Woodpecker



Red-bellied Woodpecker



Yellow-bellied Sapsucker



Downy Woodpecker



Hairy Woodpecker



Northern Flicker



Pileated Woodpecker



Eastern Phoebe



Blue Jay



American Crow



Horned Lark



Purple Martin



Tree Swallow



Northern Rough-winged



Barn Swallow



Carolina Chickadee



Tufted Titmouse



White-breasted Nuthatch



Carolina Wren



House Wren



Winter Wren



Golden-crowned Kinglet



Ruby-crowned Kinglet



Eastern Bluebird



Hermit Thrush



American Robin



Northern Mockingbird



Brown Thrasher



European Starling



Blue-winged Warbler



Nashville Warbler



Northern Parula



Yellow-rumped Warbler



Yellow-throated Warbler



Pine Warbler



Palm Warbler



Prothonotary Warbler



Northern Waterthrush



Louisiana Waterthrush



Eastern Towhee



Chipping Sparrow



Field Sparrow



Savannah Sparrow



Song Sparrow



Swamp Sparrow



White-throated Sparrow



Northern Cardinal



Red-winged Blackbird



Eastern Meadowlark



Common Grackle



Brown-headed Cowbird



House Finch



American Goldfinch



House Sparrow



Walks start at 9:00 AM at the Ornithology Center at ECP. All are welcome.



Subject: Patoka Lake Pacific Loon
Date: Sun Apr 22 2018 15:13 pm
From: stower09 AT gmail.com
 
Pacific loon still present northeast of the dam parking area. It was on my way home from Gibson county and the Eurasian Wigeon, Ruff and cinnamon teal...
On Sun, Apr 22, 2018, 2:27 PM Kirk Roth <[email protected]> wrote:
There is a breeding plumage Pacific Loon on Patoka Lake, currently visible from the overlook near the dam to the northeast. It is loosely associated with Common Lions, but has a fully silver head and neck, smaller rounder head, small bill. No white on the flanks. Distant but easy to find with a scope scan.
-Kirk Roth



Subject: Virginia Rail at Muscatatuck NWR
Date: Sun Apr 22 2018 15:06 pm
From: dhkaiser AT sprynet.com
 
Mike Briner alerted Barb and I to the rail, photos on my Flickr site
at...

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

Dan Kaiser
Columbus



Subject: Wabash County, Mississinewa Spillway American Bittern and other shorebirds
Date: Sun Apr 22 2018 14:35 pm
From: bobwgfsa AT gmail.com
 
Yesterday April 21, was the one-year anniversary of John Kendall's Yellow Rail. I went to the Mississinewa Spillway starting at 5:23 AM but heard only Sora, no Yellow Rail and no Virginia Rail. I did hear Great Horned Owl and Barred Owl. Then toward sunrise, I walked part way through the spillway marsh, seeing an American Bittern, many Wilson's Snipe, Sora, and Greater Yellowlegs. Pectoral Sandpipers and American Golden Plovers flew over. I had 29 species all together, details on EBird in the hotspot Mississinewa Lake--Spillway. I also saw two Coyotes. The spillway had been mowed and that may have reduced the rail probabilities.
Bob Guth, Goshen, IN
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Subject: Patoka Lake Pacific Loon
Date: Sun Apr 22 2018 13:27 pm
From: kirkleeroth AT gmail.com
 
There is a breeding plumage Pacific Loon on Patoka Lake, currently visible from the overlook near the dam to the northeast. It is loosely associated with Common Lions, but has a fully silver head and neck, smaller rounder head, small bill. No white on the flanks. Distant but easy to find with a scope scan.
-Kirk Roth



Subject: Snowy Owl Harrison County
Date: Sun Apr 22 2018 11:13 am
From: rosehensel AT twc.com
 
Do you know if any one is still seeing the snowing owl in Palmyra. I live in Georgetown, and thought there might be a big discussion on if it is still being seen, but, haven't seen any other emails from Ky or Ind. I dont live far from Palmyra. Thanks.
---- Gary Dorman wrote:
Becky and I saw a Snowy Owl in Harrison Co. this morning. The bird is on Gettlefinger Rd. East of Palmyra, IN. The bird was sitting on a fence post on the east side of the road just south of Book farm.

Sent from my iPhone



Subject: Re: Eurasian Wigeon!!!
Date: Sun Apr 22 2018 10:23 am
From: stower09 AT gmail.com
 
Still present. It has moved to the east across the line of trees into the flooded field...pretty hard to see now as it moves in and out of the grass.
On Sun, Apr 22, 2018, 8:14 AM stuart tower <[email protected]> wrote:
Just had a male Eurasian wigeon on West county road 50 N near the Duke Energy plant. It was on the new pond near all of the ongoing construction. Got a good enough look before it was scared off by heavy equipment that went by. Reddish head and breast, white forhead, blue beak and gray back and sides. It was with a female wigeon but did not get a good enough look to determine if the female was American or Eurasian. And unfortunately was not able to get a photo... Hopefully I can relocate it.
-Stuart



Subject: Gibson County - Ruff and Eurasian Wigeon
Date: Sun Apr 22 2018 8:46 am
From: kirkleeroth AT gmail.com
 
For those wondering, the Eurasian Wigeon is being reported for Gibson County Road 50N. Also yesterday morning there was a Ruff reported on Base Road near CR 800W.
-Kirk Roth



Subject: Eurasian Wigeon!!!
Date: Sun Apr 22 2018 8:15 am
From: stower09 AT gmail.com
 
Just had a male Eurasian wigeon on West county road 50 N near the Duke Energy plant. It was on the new pond near all of the ongoing construction. Got a good enough look before it was scared off by heavy equipment that went by. Reddish head and breast, white forhead, blue beak and gray back and sides. It was with a female wigeon but did not get a good enough look to determine if the female was American or Eurasian. And unfortunately was not able to get a photo... Hopefully I can relocate it.
-Stuart



Subject: Willow Slough Fish and Wildlife Area Eared Grebe, 4/21 a.m.
Date: Sat Apr 21 2018 18:35 pm
From: rhughes.enteract AT rcn.com
 
I spent the morning birding Willow Slough Fish and Wildlife Area in
Newton County today, April 21. My best bird was a breeding plumaged
Eared Grebe on J. C. Murphey Lake. I saw the bird from the end of the
peninsula south of the headquarters building. It was fairly far out and
just about due east of the Purple Martin house. This is, I believe, my
first Eared Grebe for Willow Slough. There were lots of waterfowl on the
lake, along with American White Pelicans and Horned and Pied-billed
Grebes. Link to my eBird checklist for the day below.

eBird Checklist
https://ebird.org/view/checkli...

Robert D. Hughes
Chicago, Illinois


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Subject: Pine Warblers and Brown Creeper in Elkhart
Date: Sat Apr 21 2018 15:50 pm
From: in-bird-l AT list.indiana.edu
 
At 8:10am this morning, I got out of my car in my drive on Elkhart's west side and had a treat ot 4 Hermit Thrushes in our yard and nearby, 2 Pine Warblers in the Black Oak overhanging our home (one singing continually), and a Brown Creeper going up and down the trunk and branches of the oak. The Brown Creeper was vocalizing regularly. It has been a while since I have seen either the Pine Warbler or Creepers, so that was quite a treat.



Subject: Snowy Owl Harrison County
Date: Sat Apr 21 2018 15:32 pm
From: stower09 AT gmail.com
 
Still present
On Sat, Apr 21, 2018, 11:08 AM Gary Dorman <[email protected]> wrote:
Becky and I saw a Snowy Owl in Harrison Co. this morning. The bird is on Gettlefinger Rd. East of Palmyra, IN. The bird was sitting on a fence post on the east side of the road just south of Book farm.


Sent from my iPhone



Subject: Snowy Owl Harrison County
Date: Sat Apr 21 2018 10:08 am
From: in-bird-l AT list.indiana.edu
 
Becky and I saw a Snowy Owl in Harrison Co. this morning. The bird is on Gettlefinger Rd. East of Palmyra, IN. The bird was sitting on a fence post on the east side of the road just south of Book farm. 

Sent from my iPhone



Subject: 4/21/18 - Grant Street Marsh (Lak
Date: Sat Apr 21 2018 7:34 am
From: in-bird-l AT list.indiana.edu
 
I birded Grant Street in Lake County for about an hour this morning. Highlights include 11 species of ducks, three swallow species, and three Soras.
Full checklist below.
Matt Kalwasinski
https://ebird.org/view/checkli...


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Subject: Gary highlight - trumpeter 4-20-18
Date: Fri Apr 20 2018 21:26 pm
From: rwwelton AT msn.com
 
Northeast quadrant of Chase St Marsh: 1 trumpeter swan.




Rick Welton


HomeLand Sports, LLC



Subject: Ross Hills Park, Apr 20, 2018 Pine Warblers
Date: Fri Apr 20 2018 20:00 pm
From: jkskene AT hotmail.com
 
https://www.flickr.com/photos/...

























Ross Hills Park, Tippecanoe, Indiana, US

Apr 20, 2018 8:00 AM - 11:10 AM

Protocol: Traveling

1.8 mile(s)

41 species


Canada Goose 4

Wood Duck 4

Turkey Vulture 5

Bald Eagle 2

Red-shouldered Hawk 1

Spotted Sandpiper 1

Mourning Dove 2

Red-headed Woodpecker 11

Red-bellied Woodpecker 3

Downy Woodpecker 3

Hairy Woodpecker 4

Northern Flicker (Yellow-shafted) 2

Pileated Woodpecker 1

Eastern Phoebe 3

Blue Jay 4

American Crow 4

Tree Swallow 4

Carolina Chickadee 7

Tufted Titmouse 4

White-breasted Nuthatch 6

Carolina Wren 1

Golden-crowned Kinglet 5

Ruby-crowned Kinglet 4

Eastern Bluebird 1

Hermit Thrush 1

American Robin 15

Brown Thrasher 4

European Starling 3

Pine Warbler 3

Yellow-rumped Warbler (Myrtle) 16

Chipping Sparrow 11

Field Sparrow 2

Dark-eyed Junco (Slate-colored) 2

White-throated Sparrow 2

Song Sparrow 5

Northern Cardinal 8

Eastern Meadowlark 1

Red-winged Blackbird 6

Brown-headed Cowbird 7

House Finch 2

American Goldfinch 2


View this checklist online at https://ebird.org/view/checkli...


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




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Subject: Eagle Marsh, Ft Wayne
Date: Fri Apr 20 2018 16:02 pm
From: in-bird-l AT list.indiana.edu
 
A beautiful day at Eagle Marsh. I walked the Continental Divide Trail. I switched to Trail 6, and immediately found myself wading. I started into the woods on Trail 7B, but soon gave up because of high water. Attempting to get to the lane, I found myself wading in water up to 15 inches deep -- I know it was 15 inches because my boot are 16 inches high. It was a good day in spite of tough going.



Eagle Marsh Nature Preserve, Allen, Indiana, USApr 20, 2018 12:15 PM - 3:20 PMProtocol: Traveling2.0 mile(s)Comments: 51-59 F, clear, light wind31 speciesCanada Goose 26Wood Duck 1Blue-winged Teal 20Northern Shoveler 3Mallard 10Hooded Merganser 2Pied-billed Grebe 2Horned Grebe 5Double-crested Cormorant 31Great Blue Heron 5Great Egret 3Turkey Vulture 2Sora 5American Coot 41Sandhill Crane 1Killdeer 1Spotted Sandpiper 1Belted Kingfisher 1American Kestrel 1Eastern Phoebe 1Blue Jay 1Tree Swallow 10Golden-crowned Kinglet 1Ruby-crowned Kinglet 1American Robin 2Fox Sparrow 1Song Sparrow 20Swamp Sparrow 4Northern Cardinal 2Red-winged Blackbird 30Rusty Blackbird 1View this checklist online athttps://ebird.org/view/checkli... report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (http://ebird.org)





Ed Powers, Allen County



Subject: Fort Wayne Pine Warbler
Date: Fri Apr 20 2018 15:32 pm
From: in-bird-l AT list.indiana.edu
 
Lisa and I just saw our FOY Pine Warbler in our yard this afternoon. It was feeding on one of our suet cakes. Also today: 2 Yellow-bellied Sapsuckers, a female Purple Finch, and a Red-headed Woodpecker.
John WinebrennerFort Wayne



Subject: Re Sora in M6 (Muscatatuck) and Flicker photos
Date: Fri Apr 20 2018 15:05 pm
From: pete6314webb AT gmail.com
 
The "??" sparrow is a Savannah Sparrow. Note fine streaking on breast and no central spot,
also the yellow lore spot in front of and above the eye.
Nice bunch of photos, but are those photos of eagles with Sandhill Cranes in the background from earlier this year, at Ewing Bottoms?
- PW


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Subject: Sora at Muscatatuck NWR
Date: Fri Apr 20 2018 14:42 pm
From: dhkaiser AT sprynet.com
 
Found several Sora in M6 this morning, see...

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

Dan
Columbus



Subject: Louisiana WT at Salamonie SF, Sora, Solitary SP, Green Heron, Woodcock at Five Ponds
Date: Fri Apr 20 2018 10:15 am
From: jawwolfe AT gmail.com
 
Had a great morning around Wabash County portions of Salamonie. Required 4.5 miles walking (esp at 5 ponds) and an early start 6:15am. But well worth it.
Possible but not reported were: Prairie Warbler (thought heard once in fields by dam), Mockingbird (5 ponds--couldn't distinguish call form Thrasher), and Virginia Rail (5 ponds-thought I heard one quick grunt call)
Andrew Wolfe


Salamonie--5 ponds, Wabash, Indiana, USApr 20, 2018 6:15 AM - 6:31 AMProtocol: Traveling1.5 mile(s)Comments: Sunny low winds 30s returned later in the morning40 species (+1 other taxa)Canada Goose 2Wood Duck 2Blue-winged Teal 2Mallard 6Ring-necked Duck 7Wild Turkey 1Pied-billed Grebe 1Great Blue Heron 1Green Heron 1Turkey Vulture 3Cooper's Hawk 2Sharp-shinned/Cooper's Hawk 1Sora 2 FOY saw first in cattails along first pond then later it responded to the whinny callKilldeer 1American Woodcock 3 heard before sunrise calling pweetSolitary Sandpiper 1 FOY at the largest pond seen on a mound short yellowish legs bobbing headMourning Dove 1Red-bellied Woodpecker 1Downy Woodpecker 2Northern Flicker 1Blue Jay 1American Crow 2Purple Martin 2 FOY at pondsTree Swallow 9Barn Swallow 3 FOY at pondsTufted Titmouse 1Carolina Wren 1Golden-crowned Kinglet 4Ruby-crowned Kinglet 5American Robin 1Yellow-rumped Warbler 4Field Sparrow 5White-throated Sparrow 4Song Sparrow 6Swamp Sparrow 6 was singing along pondsEastern Towhee 2Northern Cardinal 3Red-winged Blackbird 7Brown-headed Cowbird 8Common Grackle 18American Goldfinch 2View this checklist online athttps://ebird.org/view/checkli...






Salamonie River State Forest, Wabash, Indiana, USApr 20, 2018 6:47 AM - 8:19 AMProtocol: Traveling2.228 mile(s)Comments: 27-30s sunny low winds31 speciesCanada Goose 1Wood Duck 2Great Blue Heron 1Turkey Vulture 1Mourning Dove 3Red-bellied Woodpecker 3Yellow-bellied Sapsucker 1Downy Woodpecker 3Northern Flicker 2Pileated Woodpecker 2 at hominy ridgeEastern Phoebe 2Blue Jay 1American Crow 5Carolina Chickadee 4Tufted Titmouse 5Red-breasted Nuthatch 1 heard near hominy ridge in pinesWhite-breasted Nuthatch 4Carolina Wren 1Golden-crowned Kinglet 8Ruby-crowned Kinglet 2Hermit Thrush 6 just past the pond from hominy ridge heard calls and saw themAmerican Robin 4Louisiana Waterthrush 2 along the steep bank at hominy ridge by waterfall, was singing steadily saw about 30 feet up in a treeYellow-rumped Warbler 3Chipping Sparrow 2Dark-eyed Junco 1Song Sparrow 1Northern Cardinal 4Red-winged Blackbird 6Brown-headed Cowbird 3American Goldfinch 5View this checklist online athttps://ebird.org/view/checkli...




Salamonie Dam - Corps of Engineers, Wabash, Indiana, USApr 20, 2018 6:36 AM - 6:43 AMProtocol: Traveling0.889 mile(s)Comments: Sunny low winds 30s41 species (+1 other taxa)Canada Goose 1Wood Duck 3Ring-necked Duck 4 in the pond by wetland trail corps of engineersWild Turkey 1Double-crested Cormorant 3Great Blue Heron 3Turkey Vulture 5Sharp-shinned/Cooper's Hawk 1Red-tailed Hawk 1Killdeer 1Wilson's Snipe 1Mourning Dove 3Red-headed Woodpecker 1Red-bellied Woodpecker 1Downy Woodpecker 1Hairy Woodpecker 1Northern Flicker 1American Kestrel 1Blue Jay 1American Crow 1Horned Lark 1 in cultivated field just before the spillwayTree Swallow 2Carolina Chickadee 3Tufted Titmouse 1Red-breasted Nuthatch 1 along the tree trail corps of engineers by some pinesWhite-breasted Nuthatch 1Carolina Wren 1Eastern Bluebird 1Brown Thrasher 1 singing by the visitor center along trail down to fishing areaEuropean Starling 2Chipping Sparrow 1Field Sparrow 6Dark-eyed Junco 6White-throated Sparrow 1 hear singingSong Sparrow 3Swamp Sparrow 2Eastern Towhee 1Northern Cardinal 3Eastern Meadowlark 1 spill wayRed-winged Blackbird 10Brown-headed Cowbird 4American Goldfinch 1View this checklist online athttps://ebird.org/view/checkli...



Subject: 4/20 - AMWOs and VIRA (Lake County)
Date: Fri Apr 20 2018 9:44 am
From: cmarshbird AT prodigy.net
 
How are you seeing the birds at the cinder flats in north Hammond? The property is fenced.
Carolyn Marsh, Whiting

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On Fri, Apr 20, 2018 at 9:01 AM, Matt Kalwasinski wrote:
This morning, before sunrise, I headed to the Hammond Cinder Flats and the Roxanna area in Lake County to listen for rails and woodcocks. I had woodcocks at both locations and a single Virginia Rail at the Cinder Flats.



Matt Kalwasinski



Cinder Flats, Hammond, Lake, Indiana, US

Apr 20, 2018 4:33 AM - 4:51 AM



Virginia Rail 1

Killdeer 2

American Woodcock 4

American Robin 5



Roxanna Neighborhood, East Chicago, Lake, Indiana, US

Apr 20, 2018 4:55 AM - 5:14 AM

Comments: Stationary on the east end near Indianapolis Blvd



Canada Goose 2

Mallard 1

Killdeer 2

American Woodcock 2

American Robin 5

Song Sparrow 2



Subject: 4/20 - AMWOs and VIRA (Lake County)
Date: Fri Apr 20 2018 9:01 am
From: in-bird-l AT list.indiana.edu
 
This morning, before sunrise, I headed to the Hammond Cinder Flats and the Roxanna area in Lake County to listen for rails and woodcocks. I had woodcocks at both locations and a single Virginia Rail at the Cinder Flats.



Matt Kalwasinski



Cinder Flats, Hammond, Lake, Indiana, US

Apr 20, 2018 4:33 AM - 4:51 AM



Virginia Rail 1

Killdeer 2

American Woodcock 4

American Robin 5



Roxanna Neighborhood, East Chicago, Lake, Indiana, US

Apr 20, 2018 4:55 AM - 5:14 AM

Comments: Stationary on the east end near Indianapolis Blvd



Canada Goose 2

Mallard 1

Killdeer 2

American Woodcock 2

American Robin 5

Song Sparrow 2



Subject: Gary/Hobart Highlights 4-19: FOY br creep, FOY bcn heron
Date: Thu Apr 19 2018 23:00 pm
From: rwwelton AT msn.com
 
Pavese Park, Hobart: 2 FOY brown creeper, first I've seen in a few years.



Gary, ditch and canal on east side of Chase St, just south of Little Cal: 14 FOY black crowned night herons, one was an immature.




Rick Welton


HomeLand Sports, LLC



Subject: Goose Pond FWA Shorebird Surveys 4/19/2018
Date: Thu Apr 19 2018 18:56 pm
From: in-bird-l AT list.indiana.edu
 
Today, I conducted shorebird surveys at Goose Pond FWA. Shorebird diversity is picking up, counting 472 individuals with 11 species represented. Highlights included 1 Baird™s Sandpiper, 3 Long-billed Dowitcher, 1 Short-billed Dowitcher, and 1 Dunlin. Baird™s are extremely rare to see in Indiana during Spring migration so considerable time was spent to confirm ID. Below are the actual counts per unit.

Goose Pond FWA--GP16
Apr 19, 2018
8:51 AM
International Shorebird Survey (ISS)
0.94 miles
14 Minutes
All birds reported? Yes
Comments: Disturbance = A, Water Level = H
Submitted from eBird for iOS, version 1.6.5 Build 36

3 Canada Goose
2 Blue-winged Teal
25 Northern Shoveler
30 Gadwall
2 Mallard
1 Pied-billed Grebe
6 American White Pelican
1 Sora
100 American Coot
1 Greater Yellowlegs -- Exact count;
10 Red-winged Blackbird

Number of Taxa: 11

Goose Pond FWA--GP7
Apr 19, 2018
9:06 AM
International Shorebird Survey (ISS)
0.82 miles
9 Minutes
All birds reported? Yes
Comments: Disturbance = A, Water Level = H
Submitted from eBird for iOS, version 1.6.5 Build 36

24 Blue-winged Teal
20 Northern Shoveler
1 Gadwall
4 Green-winged Teal
1 Double-crested Cormorant
1 Rough-legged Hawk
100 American Coot
60 Pectoral Sandpiper -- Estimated
1 Song Sparrow
19 Red-winged Blackbird

Number of Taxa: 10

Goose Pond FWA--Field E
Apr 19, 2018
9:17 AM
International Shorebird Survey (ISS)
0.13 miles
21 Minutes
All birds reported? Yes
Comments: Disturbance = A, Water Level = N;
Submitted from eBird for iOS, version 1.6.5 Build 36

60 Blue-winged Teal
28 Northern Shoveler
2 Mallard
2 Green-winged Teal
4 Killdeer -- Exact count;
62 Pectoral Sandpiper -- Estimated
24 Wilson's Snipe -- Exact count;
46 Lesser Yellowlegs -- Exact count;
2 Song Sparrow
4 Red-winged Blackbird

Number of Taxa: 10

Goose Pond FWA--Field C
Apr 19, 2018
9:40 AM
Traveling
0.57 miles
12 Minutes
All birds reported? Yes
Comments: Disturbance = A, Water Level = L
Submitted from eBird for iOS, version 1.6.5 Build 36

1 Blue-winged Teal
1 Rough-legged Hawk
1 Greater Yellowlegs -- Exact count;
8 Lesser Yellowlegs -- Exact count;
1 Song Sparrow
1 Swamp Sparrow
12 Red-winged Blackbird

Number of Taxa: 7

Goose Pond FWA--Field B
Apr 19, 2018
9:58 AM
International Shorebird Survey (ISS)
0.75 miles
9 Minutes
All birds reported? Yes
Comments: Disturbance = A, Water Level = L
Submitted from eBird for iOS, version 1.6.5 Build 36

4 Wood Duck
1 Blue-winged Teal
3 Mallard
14 Wilson's Snipe -- Exact count;
1 Greater Yellowlegs -- Exact count;
1 Lesser Yellowlegs -- Exact count;
3 Song Sparrow
1 Northern Cardinal
25 Red-winged Blackbird

Number of Taxa: 9

Goose Pond FWA--Beehunter Marsh BH5S
Apr 19, 2018
10:53 AM
International Shorebird Survey (ISS)
0.35 miles
9 Minutes
All birds reported? Yes
Comments: Submitted from eBird for iOS, version 1.6.5 Build 36

1 Canada Goose
22 Blue-winged Teal
2 Northern Shoveler
1 Great Egret
1 Red-tailed Hawk
1 Rough-legged Hawk
5 American Coot
25 Pectoral Sandpiper
1 Ruby-crowned Kinglet
1 Savannah Sparrow
2 Song Sparrow
1 Northern Cardinal

Number of Taxa: 12

Goose Pond FWA--Beehunter Marsh BH4
Apr 19, 2018
11:03 AM
International Shorebird Survey (ISS)
1.28 miles
14 Minutes
All birds reported? Yes
Comments: Disturbance = A, Water Level = H
Submitted from eBird for iOS, version 1.6.5 Build 36

25 Canada Goose
275 Blue-winged Teal
117 Northern Shoveler
2 Gadwall
2 Green-winged Teal
2 Pied-billed Grebe
40 American White Pelican
2 Great Egret
1 Northern Harrier
98 American Coot
20 Pectoral Sandpiper -- Exact count;
2 Wilson's Snipe -- Exact count;
1 Greater Yellowlegs -- Exact count;
1 Barn Swallow
1 Ruby-crowned Kinglet
1 Song Sparrow
35 Red-winged Blackbird

Number of Taxa: 17

Goose Pond FWA--GP4
Apr 19, 2018
11:48 AM
International Shorebird Survey (ISS)
1.30 miles
132 Minutes
All birds reported? Yes
Comments: Disturbance = A, Water Level = N;
Submitted from eBird for iOS, version 1.6.5 Build 36

55 Blue-winged Teal
10 Northern Shoveler
6 American Wigeon
15 Green-winged Teal
1 Redhead
2 Ring-necked Duck
45 American White Pelican
2 Great Blue Heron (Blue form)
6 Great Egret
2 Turkey Vulture
2 Sora
2 Black-necked Stilt
5 Killdeer
1 Dunlin
1 Baird's Sandpiper -- Smaller in size to PESA, slightly smaller than Red-winged Blackbird, attenuated shape, long-winged peep. Black legs, definite breast band higher on chest than PESA. Buffy head and silvery-buffy colored back, just slightly grayer than adjacent PESA, nowhere near as grey as LEYE. Studied for over 30 minutes in good light at about 75 yards through spotting scopes, good size comparisons to nearby shorebirds. Almost all shorebirds in unit scared off by Peregrine; the BASA flew toward MPE with a flock of PESA and dowitchers. When the flock was circling around before departing, the BASA was just slightly smaller than adjacent PESA with a just slightly whiter wing stripe.
40 Pectoral Sandpiper
1 Short-billed Dowitcher -- Buffy stripes on inside of tertials, more orange color overall (not as deep rufous), flatter back when foraging
3 Long-billed Dowitcher -- All obvious LBDO with deep rufous color, dark plain tertials, round back while foraging
29 Greater Yellowlegs
37 Lesser Yellowlegs
2 Ring-billed Gull
1 Peregrine Falcon
1 Purple Martin
5 Tree Swallow
2 Barn Swallow
1 Carolina Wren
1 Ruby-crowned Kinglet
1 American Robin
1 Common Yellowthroat
1 Palm Warbler
4 Yellow-rumped Warbler (Myrtle)
2 Field Sparrow
5 Song Sparrow
2 Swamp Sparrow

Number of Taxa: 34

Goose Pond FWA--GP12
Apr 19, 2018
2:48 PM
International Shorebird Survey (ISS)
0.69 miles
12 Minutes
All birds reported? Yes
Comments: Disturbance = A, Water Level = N;
Submitted from eBird for iOS, version 1.6.5 Build 36

9 Canada Goose
8 Blue-winged Teal
66 Northern Shoveler
6 Gadwall
4 Mallard
10 Green-winged Teal
35 American White Pelican
2 Great Blue Heron (Blue form)
50 American Coot
4 Black-necked Stilt -- Exact count;
3 Killdeer -- Exact count;
2 Wilson's Snipe -- Exact count;
5 Greater Yellowlegs -- Exact count;
7 Lesser Yellowlegs -- Ec
2 Barn Swallow
2 Song Sparrow
12 Red-winged Blackbird

Number of Taxa: 17

Gary LangellEllettsvilleMonroe County812-360-3627



Subject: Tanager
Date: Thu Apr 19 2018 13:10 pm
From: finrod AT psci.net
 
Summer tanager, adult male, in my yard this afternoon.

Larry Caldwell

Perry County



Subject: Bonaparte's Gulls, Allen County
Date: Wed Apr 18 2018 15:31 pm
From: in-bird-l AT list.indiana.edu
 
As I was driving past this flooded field, a saw a few gulls, and realized that at least one had a black head. Turned around for a closer look and counted a dozen Bonaparte's.



Homestead Rd-Branning Rd, Allen, Indiana, USApr 18, 2018 3:30 PMProtocol: IncidentalComments: 45 F, cloudy with light rain, light wind2 speciesBonaparte's Gull 12Ring-billed Gull 9View this checklist online athttps://ebird.org/view/checkli... report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (http://ebird.org)





Ed Powers



Subject: White Pelicans
Date: Wed Apr 18 2018 14:22 pm
From: annntom AT embarqmail.com
 
There is something to being at the right place at the right time.
Around 10:30 this morning I saw nine White Pelicans on a small lake on
the Spearsville Rd near 800 South. My brother and Ann didn't know why I
was turning around but realized once the Pelicans were back in sight.
When we passed by about an hour later they were gone. This is not
surprising as there was construction in the area.

Tom Hougham

on Lamb Lake in SW Johnson Co


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Subject: BONAPARTE'S GULLS AT MICHIGAN CITY
Date: Wed Apr 18 2018 9:39 am
From: canyonwren AT comcast.net
 
Yesterday afternoon, April 17, 2018, I birded a few locations in Michigan
City. These included Michigan City Harbor, Striebel Pond, and Hitchcock
Pond.

Species of note included:

Bonaparte™s Gulls
Ruddy Ducks
Common Loons
Caspian Terns

There were many other species at these locations as well. It was
quite obvious that migration was well underway. It was an enjoyable
afternoon.

Good Birding!
Lynea


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

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

When
we hear his call we hear no mere bird. We hear the trumpet in the orchestra of
evolution. He is the symbol of our untamable past, of that incredible sweep of
millennia which underlies and conditions the daily affairs of birds and men.
Aldo Leopold referring to the Sandhill Crane in Marshland Elegy, A Sand County
Almanac.



Subject: Wild turkey
Date: Tue Apr 17 2018 19:31 pm
From: chazz225 AT icloud.com
 
Just before 7 this evening had one visit briefly for some seed under the feeder.
Charlie Hornung
Utica

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Subject: Fwd: Franklin County Gull and Godwit
Date: Tue Apr 17 2018 17:56 pm
From: billb AT earlham.edu
 
From: "William Buskirk" <[email protected]>
To: "IN-BIRD-L" <IN-BIRD-L AT LISTSERV.INDIANA.EDU>
Cc: "Wendy P Tori" <[email protected]>
Sent: Tuesday, April 17, 2018 6:54:11 PM
Subject: Franklin County Gull and Godwit

This afternoon I visited the beach at Mounds State Recreation Area on Brookville Lake (Franklin County, IN).
Highlights there were:Bonaparte's GullsRing-billed GullsHerring Gull 1LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL (3rd winter) 1Caspian Tern 21 (unusually high count for this area)
A bit later at an ephemerally flooded field just E of Old Bath in eastern Franklin County I found a mixed flock of shorebirds (approx. 70 Pectorals and Yellowlegs of both species). Among them was a single MARBLED GODWIT.
Bill BuskirkRichmond, IN



Subject: Bonaparte's Gulls in St. Joseph County, IN
Date: Tue Apr 17 2018 17:48 pm
From: in-bird-l AT list.indiana.edu
 
Today at 2pm, I saw 3 Bonaparte's Gulls in Summer Plumage (black heads and white leading-edge of wings) mixed in with Ring-billed Gulls on the north side of Cleveland Road between Bittersweet Road and Buckeye Road. There were also at least 2 Blue-winged Teal on the wet area at the northwest corner of Douglas Road and Capitol Avenue.



Subject: (LAKE) Gibson Woods Nature Preserve
Date: Tue Apr 17 2018 16:58 pm
From: in-bird-l AT list.indiana.edu
 
IBriefly walked a small portion of the Woods this afternoon. Was very shocked to see a Horned Grebe swimming in the swale! Hermit Thrushes have moved in and in the small area I traveled I counted 19. I stopped in two different locations and counted 7 in one spot and 5 in another.
TrailsHorned Grebe -1Canada Geese -5Mallard-2Wood Duck-2Ring-billed Gull-3Cooper's Hawk-1Mourning Dove-3Downy Woodpecker-2Red-bellied Woodpecker-3Northern Flicker-2Eastern Phoebe-3Brown Creeper-1Black-capped Chickadee-2Blue Jay-1Winter Wren-3American Robin-15Eastern Bluebird-1Hermit Thrush-19 Northern Cardinal-2American Goldfinch-7American Tree Sparrow-5Junco-3Song Sparrow-8Swamp Sparrow-11Yellow-rumped Warbler-5

Feeder Station-2:00pm countCanada Goose-2Mourning Dove-4Downy Woodpecker-1Red-bellied Woodpecker-1White-breasted Nuthatch-1Black-capped Chickadee-2House Finch-3Am Goldfinch-8Red-winged Blackbird-26 (slow day)Brown-headed Cowbird-2American Tree Sparrow-7Chipping Sparrow-1Junco-8Fox Sparrow-5Song Sparrow-6Swamp Sparrow-4White-crowned Sparrow-2Black-capped Chickadee-2
Loyce FandreiHIghlandTo plan a garden is to believe in tomorrow Audrey Hepburn



Subject: 4/16 yard list
Date: Tue Apr 17 2018 14:44 pm
From: in-bird-l AT list.indiana.edu
 
I looked out the kitchen window yesterday morning and saw my FOY Yellow-bellied Sapsucker on one of our Ash trees. As I was checking it out, I saw two more back in the woods behind it. After that, I decided that it may be a good day to do a yard list. I ended up with a good list of 25 species for the day, which I'm pretty sure is the best daily yard list we've had at this location. Besides the Sapsuckers, I also had a male and female Purple Finch, and two Yellow-rumped Warblers. I also saw that one of our Bluebird boxes has a pair of Bluebirds building a nest in it.
Here's my complete list:
Mourning Dove 1Red-headed Woodpecker 2Yellow-bellied Sapsucker 3 Moving together in a loose flockDowny Woodpecker 2Hairy Woodpecker 1Northern Flicker 2Blue Jay 1Black-capped Chickadee 2Tufted Titmouse 2White-breasted Nuthatch 2Brown Creeper 1Ruby-crowned Kinglet 1Eastern Bluebird 2American Robin 2European Starling 2Yellow-rumped Warbler 2Chipping Sparrow 2Dark-eyed Junco 4Northern Cardinal 3Red-winged Blackbird 2Brown-headed Cowbird 3House Finch 6Purple Finch 2 1 male, 1 femaleAmerican Goldfinch 8House Sparrow 4
John WinebrennerFort Wayne



Subject: Eastern Towhee
Date: Tue Apr 17 2018 7:00 am
From: bethmeuser AT gmail.com
 
Male Eastern towhee at my snowy feeder yesterday in NE Clay county (Brazil). Also saw a pair of bluebirds and 4 red-bellied woodpeckers in the yard.New to site! I love reading where everyone is finding birds.

Beth Meuser



Subject: S. LaPorte Co. Golden-Plovers, White-fronted Geese, Bonaparte’s Gull flocks & Bald Eagle show
Date: Mon Apr 16 2018 18:38 pm
From: in-bird-l AT list.indiana.edu
 
I made an afternoon trip to Don/Mary Powers area ENE of US30/SR39, 1400 S (annually more productive Flooded field S of the Sod Farm turned cornfield) and Kankakee FWA.

I was able to find birds in number held up by the poor weather. There were 16 Golden-Plovers and a few White-fronted Geese amongst strong dabbler flocks along 2100 and 2200 S. And 8 young Bald Eagles (10 total) on the ground together while one wrestled a large fish just south of there.
169 Bonaparte™s Gulls were almost equally split between the 3 locations.
I counted zero Longspurs.

John Kendall
Warsaw


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Subject: Hancock County - Lark Sparrow
Date: Mon Apr 16 2018 17:47 pm
From: kirkleeroth AT gmail.com
 
This afternoon there was a Lark Sparrow at the intersection of CR 400 E and 500 N in Hancock County. It flushed from the roadside ditch and perched on the road for a little bit, then flew into some trees to the west. If may be a good idea to check this spot for a singing bird when the weather is nicer. Beware that there are a good number of Vesper Sparrows in the area - both have white outer tail feathers visible in their short flights.
-Kirk Roth



Subject: Illiana Birds: White-winged Scoters & E. Phoebes
Date: Mon Apr 16 2018 16:37 pm
From: cmarshbird AT prodigy.net
 
16 April 2018 “
There were 12 White-winged Scoters in two groups at WhitingPark
with Red-breasted Mergansers and 2 Horned Grebes. Braving the cold along the
shoreline were 3 Eastern Phoebes and another Eastern Phoebe was at the WhitingRefineryBeach™s
water discharge darting from the rocks over the lake for insects.




Carolyn
Marsh, Whiting



Subject: A few FOS & a Prothonotary Warbler
Date: Mon Apr 16 2018 15:42 pm
From: sueandtedulrich AT msn.com
 
Heard my first Louisiana Waterthrush four days ago and two days ago had Rough-winged Swallows over the yard.


Today with the cold and flurries I didn't expect much so was quite surprised to see a Prothonotary Warbler suddenly appear on our sunflower winder sill feeder in the kitchen, evidently attracted
by the bird activity (mostly goldfinch, a few Purple Finch, a House Finch or two, with C Chickadees and T Titmice making forays. The bird was active and flitted back and forth across the shelf investigating. Grabbed some tiny insect off the glass. Left, returned
, did more back and forths, left again, returned again, then found the thistle feeder with traces of thistle feed on the tray underneath and appeared to be eating it. Didn't seem really interested in the sunflower seed even after I added some sunflower chips,
but twice probed/pecked at the side of the bill of a female House Finch, who had been eating sunflower seeds,and seemed to take a particle from there. She turned on him after the second time he (she) did that. Nice that it kept coming back--meant my husband
got to see it too.


Memorable,




Susan Ulrich



Subject: Gary, Grant St Marsh 4-16 Sandhill
Date: Mon Apr 16 2018 15:25 pm
From: rwwelton AT msn.com
 
The usual assortment plus 1 sandhill in field currently near phragmites at SE corner of berm. No cattle egret today.




Rick Welton


HomeLand Sports, LLC



Subject: Lake Station Loon 4-16-18 Lake County
Date: Mon Apr 16 2018 14:36 pm
From: rwwelton AT msn.com
 
There is a common loon preening in the southwest corner of Grand Blvd Lake in Lake Station, north of Central Ave. It's a visual Lifer for me.




Rick Welton


HomeLand Sports, LLC



Subject: Hermit Thrushes
Date: Mon Apr 16 2018 14:34 pm
From: in-bird-l AT list.indiana.edu
 
An influx of Hermit Thrushes today. I had 5 along the alleyway between Maple Row and Laurel in Elkhart (west of Ward) at about 10am. Later (at 2pm) I got 6 more in a brushy, lightly wooded area near the southwest corner of Hickory and Edison in South Bend. Very nice views with drab, greyish-brown back contrasting with rusty rumps and tail. Did not hear any singing - but it was snowing lightly.



Subject: Fwd: IBET Charges in shooting of 5 pelicans
Date: Mon Apr 16 2018 14:09 pm
From: kmehn AT comcast.net
 
Kimberly (Kim) Ehn


Begin forwarded message:

From: "Pamela Carmona [email protected] [ILbirds]" <[email protected]>
Date: April 16, 2018 at 1:29:09 PM CDT
To: John Heneghan <[email protected]>, IBET <[email protected]>
Subject: Re: IBET Charges in shooting of 5 pelicans
Reply-To: Pamela Carmona <[email protected]>



























thank you for the update! Hopefully they learn their lesson!-Pam


From: "John Heneghan [email protected] [ILbirds]" <[email protected]>
To: IBET <[email protected]>
Sent: Monday, April 16, 2018 12:10 PM
Subject: IBET Charges in shooting of 5 pelicans












From the DNR site:Charges Filed in Shootings of White Pelicans at Newton Lake SFWANEWTON, IL “ Thanks to information provided by the public, charges have been filed against two Newton, Illinois teenagers in connection with the illegal shooting of white pelicans at Newton Lake State Fish and Wildlife Area, discovered on April 3.Charges were filed with the Jasper County States Attorney on April 14 following an investigation conducted by Illinois Department of Natural Resources (IDNR) Conservation Police and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.Because juveniles are involved in the case, the names of the subjects are not being released at this time.The two male subjects are charged with Unlawful take of migratory waterfowl with a rifle; Unlawful discharge of a firearm from a public roadway; Unlawful firing of a rifle over/into waters of the state; and Unlawfully disturbing/harassing wild birds by the use or aid of a motor vehicle.Five pelicans were found dead at Newton Lake on April 3 by IDNR site staff. Another pelican found shot and wounded was taken to the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine for treatment.John HeneghanBig Rock, Kane cty

















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Subject: Hermit Thrush and Woodpeckers at Kil-So-Quah Campground Roush Reservoir
Date: Mon Apr 16 2018 12:19 pm
From: jawwolfe AT gmail.com
 
Good looks at 6 woodpecker species during lunchtime walk, got my FOY Hermit Thrush. Weather was terrible.
Andrew Wolfe

J.E. Roush Lake FWA--Unit 3 (Kil-So-Quah Area), Huntington, Indiana, US

Apr 16, 2018 11:25 AM - 11:50 AM

Protocol: Traveling

0.6 mile(s)

Comments: Flurries med to high winds

19 species


Red-headed Woodpecker 3

Red-bellied Woodpecker 1

Yellow-bellied Sapsucker 1

Downy Woodpecker 2

Hairy Woodpecker 1

Northern Flicker 2

Blue Jay 3

Tufted Titmouse 2

White-breasted Nuthatch 1

Carolina Wren 1

Golden-crowned Kinglet 1

Eastern Bluebird 1

Hermit Thrush 2

American Robin 2

Yellow-rumped Warbler 1

Dark-eyed Junco 5

Song Sparrow 1

Eastern Towhee 1

Northern Cardinal 2


View this checklist online at https://ebird.org/view/checkli...


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



Subject: Chimney Swifts, Bloomington
Date: Mon Apr 16 2018 8:43 am
From: tgreene AT indiana.edu
 
Walking up S. Woodlawn Ave. to the IU Bloomington campus this morning, I heard a familiar twitter. I looked up to see at least 50 Chimney Swifts circling over Harmony School (909 E 2nd St, Bloomington, IN).


Terri Greene
SW Monroe Co




Bloomington, Monroe, Indiana, US

Apr 16, 2018 9:10 AM

Protocol: Incidental

1 species


Chimney Swift 50


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Subject: 4-15 Two Gary locations, 112 great egrets
Date: Sun Apr 15 2018 21:35 pm
From: rwwelton AT msn.com
 
There were 32 grt egrets roosting in the northeast corner of Chase St Marsh.



There were at least 80 roosting in 2 large cattail areas about 600 ft out in Grant St Marsh.




Rick Welton


HomeLand Sports, LLC



Subject: Purple Finch and Vesper Sparrow
Date: Sun Apr 15 2018 19:49 pm
From: jawwolfe AT gmail.com
 
First Purple Finch at my feeders and singing Vesper Sparrow in yard.
Andrew WolfeAndrews, IN
7014 W 200 N, Andrews US-IN (40.8575,-85.5847), Huntington, Indiana, US

Apr 15, 2018 3:35 PM - 4:30 PM

Protocol: Stationary

Comments: Rainy 40s

18 species


Turkey Vulture 3

Red-tailed Hawk 1

Red-bellied Woodpecker 1

American Crow 1

White-breasted Nuthatch 1

Eastern Bluebird 1

American Robin 1

European Starling 3

Chipping Sparrow 2

Dark-eyed Junco 2

Vesper Sparrow 1 FOY

Song Sparrow 1

Northern Cardinal 1

Red-winged Blackbird 3

House Finch 5

Purple Finch 1 First for my yard. Female.

American Goldfinch 3

House Sparrow 5


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Subject: INBU, YTWA, Montgomery County
Date: Sun Apr 15 2018 18:50 pm
From: mwilliams AT tnc.org
 
Most of the Fox Sparrows seem to have moved on from our yard in Montgomery County along Sugar Creek, but we've had some nice FOY birds show up this weekend to replace them.During some time outside
pulling garlic mustard yesterday and a nice after church walk around the yard today, a number ofnew birds were present. Here's the highlights:


Bald Eagle (1)

Wild Turkey (4)

Eastern Phoebe (1)

Brown Thrasher (1)

Pine Siskin (still five left from the flock that's beenat our feedersall winter)

Purple Finch (2)

Indigo Bunting FOY, male still molting into alternate plumage. A photo can be viewed here:

https://www.mattwilliamsnature...


Yellow-rumped Warbler (2)

Yellow-throated Warbler FOY (1)

Chipping Sparrow (3)

Fox Sparrow (1)

Song Sparrow (1)

Swamp Sparrow FOY (6)

White-throated Sparrow (15)

Golden-crowned Kinglet (8)

Ruby-crowned Kinglet (3)

Blue-gray Gnatcatcher FOY (2)



Matt Williams



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