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23 Apr: @ 20:40:35 
Rose-breasted Grosbeak, Tippecanoe County [Dunning, John B]
23 Apr: @ 17:04:17 
Kingbird, catbird, white-eyed vireo, R-T hummer, more--SW Monroe Co [Greene, Terri B]
23 Apr: @ 16:42:24 
Ft. Harrison SP, 4/23, Worm-eating warbler, Swainson's Thrush [Don Gorney]
23 Apr: @ 12:50:22 
Eagle Creek Park, Sunday April 23, 2017 [Don Williams]
23 Apr: @ 08:43:11 
Louisiana Waterthrush [Wilkins, Vern W]
22 Apr: @ 21:39:14 
(LAKE) Gibson Woods Nature Preserve-Pine Warblers and Blue-gray gnatchatchers [L Fandrei]
22 Apr: @ 19:09:20 
N.W.Indiana - 4/22 - Yellow-headed Blackbird, W.W.Scoter, Trumpeter Swan and Vesper Sparrows. [Michael Topp]
22 Apr: @ 17:47:38 
NW Ind (22-Apr-2017) Eared Grebe, Smith's Longspur, & Yellow-headed [Kenneth J. Brock]
22 Apr: @ 16:11:16 
Chain O' Lakes S.P. [John Winebrenner]
22 Apr: @ 15:48:01 
Fox Island WEVI-- April 22, 2017 [Rodger Rang]
22 Apr: @ 11:41:47 
Golden-crowned Sparrow [Charles Mills]
22 Apr: @ 09:21:16 
Re: Golden-crowned Warbler [Brendan Grube]
22 Apr: @ 08:31:25 
Golden-crowned Warbler [Charles Mills]
21 Apr: @ 22:54:34 
Mississinewa Res., Marshall Co. wet spot, Kankakee & Kingsbury FWA's and Pierce Rd-YELLOW RAIL, Willet [john kendall]
21 Apr: @ 21:07:30 
shorebirds, Vigo County [Peter Scott]
21 Apr: @ 16:07:08 
SW Allen Annuals-- April 21, 2017 [Rodger Rang]
21 Apr: @ 14:28:59 
FOY [Marcia Walker]
21 Apr: @ 08:17:57 
4/21/17 - Willet - Kankakee FWA - LaPorte [Matt Kalwasinski]
21 Apr: @ 05:49:49 
Red-tailed Hawk with Squirrel [Dan Kaiser]
20 Apr: @ 21:37:25 
Red-tailed Hawk with Squirrel prey [Dan Kaiser]
20 Apr: @ 21:03:09 
Neotropic Cormorant - no - 4/20 [Hengeveld, James David]
20 Apr: @ 20:26:06 
Townsend's Solitaire - NO SIGHTING - UPDATE Only [Jeff Timmons]
20 Apr: @ 20:02:47 
Red-tailed Hawk Squirrel [Dan Kaiser]
20 Apr: @ 20:00:54 
Goose Pond FWA shorebirds [Kearns, Amy]
20 Apr: @ 19:04:07 
Wood Thrush [Sandy Belth]
20 Apr: @ 17:29:01 
NE Ind - Willet, Marbled Godwits [Jeff McCoy]
20 Apr: @ 13:57:57 
Burkhart Creek County Park, Morgan County [David Rupp]
20 Apr: @ 12:24:35 
Hudsonian Godwit, Vigo County [Peter Scott]
20 Apr: @ 10:53:58 
Celery Bog Nature Area, Apr 20, 2017 BALTIMORE ORIOLE [john skene]
20 Apr: @ 06:20:55 
Black-necked Stilt 4/19/17 - Madison County [Jeff Timmons]
19 Apr: @ 19:18:10 
Hummingbird [Todd Elliott]
19 Apr: @ 16:24:40 
Eagle Marsh Bittern-- April 19 Early AM [Rodger Rang]
19 Apr: @ 15:31:52 
(LAKE) Gibson Woods Nature Preserve Wed Bird Walk [L Fandrei]
19 Apr: @ 14:37:28 
Bonneyville Mill County Park–Weds. Bird Walk [Bird-Preferred Nerd]
19 Apr: @ 14:11:41 
Dunes State Park,Yellow-rumped Warblers [Brendan Grube]
18 Apr: @ 21:36:23 
Lake Lemon--Hengeveld's, Apr 18 - NECO continues [Hengeveld, James David]
18 Apr: @ 21:11:56 
Eagle Marsh [John Winebrenner]
18 Apr: @ 20:17:59 
Barred Owls [John Harley]
18 Apr: @ 19:28:11 
Illiana Birds: Black-necked Stilt [Carolyn A. Marsh]
18 Apr: @ 19:05:40 
4/18/17 - BNST - 129th Street (Lake County) [Matt Kalwasinski]
18 Apr: @ 16:03:17 
Golden-crowned Sparrow - Yes [Colleen Craven-Becker]
18 Apr: @ 15:22:20 
Golden-crowned Sparrow continues [Peter Scott]
18 Apr: @ 14:47:43 
Fox Island-- April 18, 2017 AM [Rodger Rang]
18 Apr: @ 12:51:52 
Goose Pond [Bob Decker]
18 Apr: @ 11:22:35 
Ferdinand State Forest, Dubois co [tatms@fullnet.com]
18 Apr: @ 10:41:54 
Ruff Cane Ridge [Amy Kearns]
18 Apr: @ 09:56:15 
Re: Cane Ridge Franklin's and Laughing gulls [Amy Kearns]
18 Apr: @ 09:49:28 
Golden-crowned Sparrow Site 4/18 (Marion County) [Bird-Preferred Nerd]
18 Apr: @ 09:44:52 
Re: Cane Ridge Franklin's and Laughing gulls [Amy Kearns]
18 Apr: @ 08:38:43 
Re: Cane Ridge Franklin's and Laughing gulls [Amy Kearns]





Subject: Rose-breasted Grosbeak, Tippecanoe County
Date: Sun Apr 23 2017 20:40 pm
From: jdunning AT purdue.edu
 
My first-of-season Rose-breasted Grosbeak was a male at our sunflower seed feeder at our home in northern Tippecanoe County.


Barny
misner13@frontier.com



Subject: Kingbird, catbird, white-eyed vireo, R-T hummer, more--SW Monroe Co
Date: Sun Apr 23 2017 17:04 pm
From: tgreene AT indiana.edu
 
Some FOS yard birds and other incidentals.


Terri Greene
SW Monroe Co




Terri's property and Snow Rd, Monroe, Indiana, US

Apr 23, 2017


Red-headed Woodpecker 1

Carolina Wren 2
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Lee Phillips Rd, Monroe, Indiana, US

Apr 22, 2017


Eastern Kingbird 1

Eastern Meadowlark 1


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Kirksville, Monroe, Indiana, US

Apr 22, 2017

Comments: At Marble Hill Farm on Victor Pike


Killdeer 1

Northern Rough-winged Swallow 6


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Terri's property and Snow Rd, Monroe, Indiana, US

Apr 21, 2017

36 species (+1 other taxa)


Canada Goose 2

Wood Duck 1

Wild Turkey 1

Turkey Vulture 1

Sharp-shinned/Cooper's Hawk 1 (took a pass through the bird feeders)

Mourning Dove 4

Barred Owl 1

Ruby-throated Hummingbird 1

Red-bellied Woodpecker 2

Downy Woodpecker 2

Hairy Woodpecker 2

Pileated Woodpecker 1

Eastern Phoebe 2 (nest with 5 eggs on front porch)

White-eyed Vireo 1

Blue Jay 12

American Crow 1

Barn Swallow 2

Carolina Chickadee 2

Tufted Titmouse 2

White-breasted Nuthatch 1

Gray Catbird 1

Brown Thrasher 2

European Starling 1

Prairie Warbler 2

Chipping Sparrow 2

Field Sparrow 1

White-throated Sparrow 3

Song Sparrow 1

Eastern Towhee 2

Northern Cardinal 4

Rose-breasted Grosbeak 1

Red-winged Blackbird 4

Common Grackle 6

Brown-headed Cowbird 11

House Finch 3

American Goldfinch 1

House Sparrow 2

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Terri's property and Snow Rd, Monroe, Indiana, US

Apr 20, 2017


White-eyed Vireo 1 (FOS)

Gray Catbird 1 (FOS)



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Terri's property and Snow Rd, Monroe, Indiana, US

Apr 18, 2017


Great Blue Heron 2

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Terri's property and Snow Rd, Monroe, Indiana, US

Apr 15, 2017


Red-shouldered Hawk 1

Barn Swallow 1
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These reports were generated automatically by eBird v3 (http://ebird.org)



Subject: Ft. Harrison SP, 4/23, Worm-eating warbler, Swainson's Thrush
Date: Sun Apr 23 2017 16:42 pm
From: in-bird-l AT list.indiana.edu
 
Migrants were scarce on the morning of April 23 at Fort Harrison State Park, Indy. However, the lack of diversity was made up by a semi-cooperative Worm-eating Warbler that most, if not all, of the group was able to see. The male sang consistently but after the initial sighting, lasting about 25 seconds, the bird stayed out of view. Other highlights includes good views of a male and female Prothonotary and hearing two other males singing, two male Yellow Warblers, a Northern Waterthrush that was seen by a few, a Swainson's Thrush that was seen by a few, a singing male Brown Creeper on territory, and a Baltimore Oriole seen by a small group of people after the walk. The complete list, including some birds seen/heard before the walk started, is below.
Canada Goose 4
Wood Duck 2
Mallard 2
Great Blue Heron (Blue form) 3
Solitary Sandpiper 1
Mourning Dove 2
Belted Kingfisher 1
Red-bellied Woodpecker 3
Downy Woodpecker 5
Hairy Woodpecker 1
Northern Flicker (Yellow-shafted) 3
Pileated Woodpecker 1
Eastern Phoebe 1
Warbling Vireo (Eastern) 7
Blue Jay 6
Northern Rough-winged Swallow 2
Carolina Chickadee 9
Tufted Titmouse 9
White-breasted Nuthatch (Eastern) 4
Brown Creeper 1
House Wren 4
Carolina Wren 3
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 22
Eastern Bluebird 1
Swainson's Thrush (Olive-backed) 1
Wood Thrush 3
American Robin 17
Gray Catbird 1European Starling 3
Worm-eating Warbler 1
Northern Waterthrush 1
Prothonotary Warbler 4
Tennessee Warbler 1
Northern Parula 3
Yellow Warbler 2
Palm Warbler 1
Yellow-throated Warbler 4
Chipping Sparrow 6
Field Sparrow 3
Song Sparrow 4
Eastern Towhee 4
Red-winged Blackbird 6
Brown-headed Cowbird 16
Baltimore Oriole 1, after the walkHouse Finch 2
American Goldfinch 16

There will be a bird walk each Sunday in April and May at Fort Harrison State Park, Meet at 8am at Delaware Lake parking lot.
Don Gorney
Indianapolis, IN
317.501.4212
dongorney AT yahoo.com



Subject: Eagle Creek Park, Sunday April 23, 2017
Date: Sun Apr 23 2017 12:50 pm
From: sailbird AT tds.net
 
Sunday morning bird walk tallied 90 species. The list includes

Canada Goose
Wood Duck
Mallard
Blue-winged Teal
Red-breasted Merganser
Common Loon
Pied-billed Grebe
Double-crested Cormorant
Great blue Heron
Great Egret
Turkey Vulture
Bald Eagle
Cooper's Hawk
Red-shouldered Hawk
Red-tailed Hawk
American Kestrel
American Coot
Killdeer
Ring-billed Gull
Rock Pigeon
Mourning Dove
Great Horned Owl
Chimney Swift
Belted Kingfisher
Red-headed Woodpecker
Red-bellied Woodpecker
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker
Downy Woodpecker
Hairy Woodpecker
Northern Flicker
Pileated Woodpecker
Eastern Phoebe
Eastern Kingbird
White-eyed Vireo
Blue-headed Vireo
Warbling Vireo
Red-eyed Vireo
Blue Jay
American Crow
Horned Lark
Tree Swallow
Northern Rough-winged
Cliff Swallow
Barn Swallow
Carolina Chickadee
Tufted Titmouse
White-breasted Nuthatch
Carolina Wren
House Wren
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
Ruby-crowned Kinglet
Eastern Bluebird
Swainson's Thrush
American Robin
Gray Catbird
Northern Mockingbird
European Starling
Golden-winged Warbler
Tennessee Warbler
Nashville Warbler
Northern Parula
Yellow Warbler
Yellow-rumped Warbler
Black-throated Green Warbler
Yellow-throated Warbler
Pine Warbler
Prairie Warbler
Palm Warbler
Black and White Warbler
Northern Waterthrush
Louisiana Waterthrush
Common Yellowthroat
Hooded Warbler
Eastern Towhee
Chipping Sparrow
Field Sparrow
Savannah Sparrow
Song Sparrow
White-throated Sparrow
Scarlet Tanager
Northern Cardinal
Indigo Bunting
Red-winged Blackbird
Eastern Meadowlark
Common Grackle
Brown-headed Cowbird
Baltimore Oriole
House Finch
American Goldfinch
House Sparrow

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

Don Williams



Subject: Louisiana Waterthrush
Date: Sun Apr 23 2017 8:43 am
From: vwilkins AT indiana.edu
 
I had a chance to watch a Louisiana Waterthrush for a long time at our property in Owen County yesterday, and in addition to taking a lot of photos, I made a couple of recordings (with my phone so they aren't great). The first one is the poorest in quality,
you'll need to turn the volume up to hear much. I'm going to try to do some background noise reduction when I have more time. It is just various calls, including one early on that was done when the bird flew from one branch to another. The second recording
is much better, and is just the typical song.
https://iu.box.com/s/sdzso1gin...
https://iu.box.com/s/dyumygxdw...


This is one of the better photos, there are a bunch in the same album.
http://vw.homelinux.net/z/pict...


Vern



Subject: (LAKE) Gibson Woods Nature Preserve-Pine Warblers and Blue-gray gnatchatchers
Date: Sat Apr 22 2017 21:39 pm
From: in-bird-l AT list.indiana.edu
 
Yesterday Kim Harmon and I walked to the end of the boardwalk after the building closed and to our great delight we had wonderful views of a pair of Pine Warblers. Of course, I did not have my camera with me. Today I went early to try and catch a glimpse of them again before work, but they were not in that same area. After work Kim and I tried again and again had no luck, but did happen by a couple of Blue-gray gnatcatchers. Full Bird lists for Friday and Today are below.
4/21 Gibson Woods and Feeder StationDouble Crested CormorantGreat EgretBlue-winged TealCanada GeeseMallardSpotted Sandpiper (seen by Pat Strange)Ring-billed GullRed-shouldered HawkMourning DoveRed-bellied WoodpeckerRed-headed WoodpeckerRuby-crowned Kinglets-7Black-capped ChickadeeWhite-breasted NuthatchAmerican RobinHermit Thrush-3Northern CardinalRed-winged Blackbirds-43Brown-headed Cowbird-2American Tree Sparrow-1Chipping Sparrow-2House SparrowsSong Sparrow-2White-crowned Sparrow-3White-throated Sparrow-12House Finch-7Am Goldfinch-5Pine Warbler-2Yellow-rumped Warbler-4
No juncos again today
4/22 Gibson Woods and Feeder StationDouble Crested Cormorant-3Green Heron-1 FOYGreat Egret-2Canada Geese-2Mallards-7Wood Ducks-2SolitarySandpiper-1 Ring-billed GullsCooper's HawkRed-shouldered HawkMourning DoveDowny Woodpecker-3Red-bellied Woodpecker-3Northern Flicker-1Blue-gray Gnatcatchers-2 FOYRuby-crowned Kinglets-11Blue Jay -2Am Crow-1Black-capped Chickadee-4White-breasted Nuthatch-1Red-breasted Nuthatch-1 (seen by Edie Buckwa)House Wren-1 FOYAmerican Robin-everywhereEastern Bluebird-2Hermit Thrush-3Northern CardinalRed-winged BlackbirdsBrown-headed CowbirdCommon GrackleEuropean StarlingAmerican Tree Sparrow Chipping SparrowDark-eyed Junco-1House SparrowsField Sparrow Song Sparrow Swamp SparrowWhite-crowned Sparrow White-throated Sparrow House FinchAm GoldfinchPine Warbler (seen by Jim and Linda Strange)Palm Warbler (seen by Jim and Linda Strange)Yellow-rumped Warbler
Loyce FandreiHighland



Subject: N.W.Indiana - 4/22 - Yellow-headed Blackbird, W.W.Scoter, Trumpeter Swan and Vesper Sparrows.
Date: Sat Apr 22 2017 19:09 pm
From: in-bird-l AT list.indiana.edu
 
4/22
I checked 4 spots today and despite stiff winds off the Lake was able to see
some good birds. Here are some of the highlights with the complete lists
on e-bird.
HIGHLIGHTS:

HAMMOND IN. LAKEFRONT PARK (Sanctuary):
1-Winter Wren
26-W.T.Sparrows


129th STREET WETLAND: (Walked around to west side):
2-Mute Swans
2-N.Shovelers
6-B.W.Teal
1-G.Yellowlegs
1-Solitary S.P.
1-Spotted S.P.
2-Pectoral S.P.
1-Wilson's Snipe
2-Sora
3-Swamp Sparrows


MILLER BEACH (Walked to breakwall and into the woods):
1-WHITE-WINGED SCOTER (Scoter - adult female/1st year male - lifted wings showing
white secondaries.
1-Wood Duck
4-Y.R.Warblers
1-Palm Warbler
1-W.T.Sparrow
1-VESPER SPARROW


GRANT ST. WETLANDS:
1-TRUMPETER SWAN
1-Bald Eagle (adult)
10-N.Shovelers
6-B.W.Teal
2-Pectoral Sandpipers
6-Soras
1-YELLOW-HEADED BLACKBIRD (MALE) - Found straight out from the parking lot it
called a few times.
3-Swamp Sparrows
1-Savannah Sparrow
1-VESPER SPARROW


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



Subject: NW Ind (22-Apr-2017) Eared Grebe, Smith's Longspur, & Yellow-headed
Date: Sat Apr 22 2017 17:47 pm
From: kj.brock AT comcast.net
 
Today (22-Apr-17) John Cassady, Bob Guth, John & Elaine Harley, Randy Pals, Lynn Vernon, and I birded a couple of lakefront and several inland sites.  We joined up with Jeff (Magic) McCoy, Annie Aguirre, and Tanner Troyer at Kankakee Sands.

At the Grant Street Wetland we enjoyed another stellar performance by Magic McCoy. My vehicle arrived 45 minutes before the others and all four of us spent that time unsuccessfully scanning for the Yellow-headed. We had given up just as Jeff arrived. Magic spent two minutes scanning the area (200 yards away) in which Michael Topp had found the bird, another two minutes scanning through the cormorants (hoping for a Neotropic), then turned his scope back and announced I have it. Sure enough, there it was only 35 yards away calmly feeding at the base of a cattail cluster. Unbelievable!

”GARY SEWAGE POND (from I-90)
Red-breasted Merganser,6
Caspian Tern,1

”FORSYTHE PARK
Horned Grebe,1
Double-crested Cormorant,2
Ring-billed Gull,50
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker,3
Downy Woodpecker,2
Northern Flicker,3
Blue Jay,8
Ruby-crowned Kinglet,8
Hermit Thrush,1
Brown Thrasher,2
American Robin,30
Yellow Warbler,1
Yellow-rumped Warbler,6
Palm Warbler,2
House Finch,5

”HAMMOND SANCTUARY
Double-crested Cormorant,3
Downy Woodpecker,2
Northern Flicker,3
Tree Swallow,12
Northern Rough-winged Swallow,2
Barn Swallow,12
Brown Creeper,1
House Wren,2 singing
Ruby-crowned Kinglet,3
American Robin,10
Yellow-rumped Warbler,2
Eastern Towhee,2
Chipping Sparrow,3

”121 AVE WETLAND (Lake Co, west of Cedar Lake)
Wood Duck,2
Gadwall3
Blue-winged Teal,2
Bufflhehead,2
Hooded Merganser,1
Ruddy Duck,13
Eared Grebe,1 alternate plumage- found earlier by Matt Kalwasinski
Great Blue Heron,1
Great Egret,1
Turkey Vulture,1
Osprey,1
Killdeer,3
Greater Yellowlegs,1
Spotted Sandpiper,3
Lesser Yellowlegs,2
Pectoral Sandpiper,10 flyby flock
Eastern Meadowlark,2

”HAMMOND Blue-winged Teal,3

”NEWTON COUNTY
Turkey Vulture,10
American Golden-Plover,53- flyby flocks of 35 & 18
Pectoral Sandpiper,10
Wilson™s Snipe,1
Vesper Sparrow,2
White-crowned Sparrow,1
Western Meadowlark,1 singing

”KANKAKEE SANDS UNIT-K
Blue-winged Teal,90
Green-winged Teal,20
Turkey Vulture,6
Northern Harrier,1 male
Killdeer,3
Greater Yellowlegs,1
Spotted Sandpiper,2
Pectoral Sandpiper,45
Dunlin,4
Long-billed Dowitcher,6 molting
Northern Flicker,1
Horned Lark,1
Tree Swallow,6
Northern Rough-winged Swallow,1
Field Sparrow,1
Savannah Sparrow,1
Henslow™s Sparrow,1 singing
Eastern Meadowlark,1
American Goldfinch,2

”KANKAKEE SANDS UNIT-E (at a small puddle)
Lapland Longspur,20
Smith™s Longspur,5
Grasshopper Sparrow,1 singing
Savannah Sparrow,1

”GRANT STREET WETLAND (thanks to an alert from Michael Topp)
Blue-winged Teal,2
Northern Shoveler,10
Pied-billed Grebe,1
Double-crested Cormorant,15
Great Blue Heron,8
Turkey Vulture,1
Ring-billed Gull,150
Caspian Tern,1
Tree Swallow,75
Northern Rough-winged Swallow,3
Savannah Sparrow,1
Song Sparrow,2
Red-winged Blackbird,20
Yellow-headed Blackbird,1 male

Ken Brock
Chesterton



Subject: Chain O' Lakes S.P.
Date: Sat Apr 22 2017 16:11 pm
From: in-bird-l AT list.indiana.edu
 
Twelve adventurous birders from Stockbridge Audubon Society Traveled to Noble County today to bird Chain O' Lakes State Park. We all found it to be pretty darn cool in the morning, with not quite as much leafout as we would have liked. But ... the weather did warm up, and we ended up with a decent list of 51 species for the day. We were hoping for more than our five species of Warblers, but we were treated to almost constant companionship from the Blue-Gray Gnatcatchers, and several great looks at the resident Broad-winged Hawks, as they patrolled over their patch of woods.Also, we added seven new species to our annual field trip list!Field trip leaders- Eric Helfrich and John Winebrenner
Canada Goose 20
Wood Duck 1
Mallard 2
Ring-necked Pheasant 1 FOY
Great Blue Heron 2
Turkey Vulture 18
Broad-winged Hawk 2 FOY - Resident pair
Red-tailed Hawk 1
Sandhill Crane 2
Killdeer 2
Spotted Sandpiper 1 FOY - On the beach
Mourning Dove 7
Belted Kingfisher 1 Finster Lakes
Red-bellied Woodpecker 10
Downy Woodpecker 4
Hairy Woodpecker 1
Northern Flicker 4
Pileated Woodpecker 1
Eastern Phoebe 10
Warbling Vireo 6 FOY
Blue Jay 7
American Crow 8
Tree Swallow 14
Black-capped Chickadee 9
Tufted Titmouse 10
White-breasted Nuthatch 5
House Wren 12
Carolina Wren 6
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 20
Ruby-crowned Kinglet 1
Eastern Bluebird 1 near old schoolhouse
American Robin 7
Brown Thrasher 2 Probably tending to a nest
European Starling 1
Prothonotary Warbler 1 FOY - Dock Lake
Northern Parula 2 FOY
Yellow Warbler 16 FOY
Pine Warbler 1
Yellow-rumped Warbler 1
Chipping Sparrow 10
Field Sparrow 2
White-throated Sparrow 12
Song Sparrow 6
Eastern Towhee 4
Northern Cardinal 19
Red-winged Blackbird 100
Eastern Meadowlark 1
Common Grackle 2
Brown-headed Cowbird 20
American Goldfinch 4
House Sparrow 4
John WinebrennerFort Wayne



Subject: Fox Island WEVI-- April 22, 2017
Date: Sat Apr 22 2017 15:48 pm
From: rrang AT frontier.com
 
A quick pass through Fox Island County Park after work this afternoonnetted my FOS White-eyed Vireo.
Rodger RangFort Wayne



Subject: Golden-crowned Sparrow
Date: Sat Apr 22 2017 11:41 am
From: ccmills AT wowway.com
 
Sorry everybody. I did mean the sparrow and not the warbler. Just carelessness on my part.
The messages that I have received indicate that the bird has not been seen since Tuesday.
Thanks to all of you who responded back.
Chuck



Subject: Golden-crowned Warbler
Date: Sat Apr 22 2017 9:21 am
From: grube.brendan AT gmail.com
 
Golden-crowned SPARROW was seen this last week. But the bird hosts suggested that it may have moved on from their feeder.

Brendan Grube

On Sat, Apr 22, 2017 at 9:31 AM, Charles Mills <ccmills@wowway.com> wrote:
Is the Golden-crowned Warbler still present?

Chuck Mills

Newburgh, IN



Subject: Golden-crowned Warbler
Date: Sat Apr 22 2017 8:31 am
From: ccmills AT wowway.com
 
Is the Golden-crowned Warbler still present?
Chuck Mills
Newburgh, IN



Subject: Mississinewa Res., Marshall Co. wet spot, Kankakee & Kingsbury FWA's and Pierce Rd-YELLOW RAIL, Willet
Date: Fri Apr 21 2017 22:54 pm
From: in-bird-l AT list.indiana.edu
 
Today began at Mississinewa Reservoir Spillway, vyingfor Yellow Rail, having tried on Monday on an extensive 2-hourwalkonly to find7 Soras and 1 Virginia Rail that day. So, today, within 10 minutes, I flushed a Virginia Rail to the north of the road. Imoved a few feetto a slightly drier area with wisps of tall grass and for some reason, stopped for a second or two, almost as if I sensed something. A smaller, compact looking rail flew out from almost beneath me that looked different and showed a striped back and obvious white secondaries indicated it was indeed a Yellow Rail. I have tried forYERA at this site maybe 8 times, esp.the past3-4 yearsand a few other places over 30+ years and finally got lucky!
Two more Virginias were flushed, and heard Soras, but they were calling from the wetter areas north, which I avoided.
Therewere numerous winnowing Snipe, a few Savannah and Swamp Sparrows, a fewMeadowlarks.

Kankakee FWA LaPorte side totals included 2000 Pectorals, Semipalm Plover and 20 Dunlin-now in east pond at Kankakee FWA and located a Willet I learned later had been found in am. I showed this bird to Ellis Bailey. Numbers of birds have dropped near the Sod Farm. Kingsbury still is a little too wet for shorebirds. Pierce Rd. is coming on nicely on both ends, although the Black-necked Stilts didn't show at 4pm. The wet spot off Marshall CR 15/Gumwood looked good but held only a handful of Pecs and Yellowlegs, down from Wednesday.
John Kendall
Warsaw



Subject: shorebirds, Vigo County
Date: Fri Apr 21 2017 21:07 pm
From: Peter.Scott AT indstate.edu
 
I returned to the site where I saw a Hudsonian Godwit yesterday.  No godwit seen today.  Again, Pectoral Sandpipers, Lesser and Greater Yellowlegs dominated, accounting for about 95% of shorebirds.  Only one BN Stilt was seen (6 yesterday).  There was a notable influx of Solitary Sandpipers (25), and the first two Least Sandpipers I have seen here this season.  Also, 3 dowitchers which seemed to be Long-billed (photos in the eBird report).

Wabash Floodplain Fields near Kennett and Arbuckle Rd., Vigo, Indiana, US
Apr 21, 2017 9:05 AM - 11:25 AM
Protocol: Traveling
5.0 mile(s)
Comments: Checked ponds on Arbuckle and Kennett where shorebirds have been congregating recently. Weather chilly, 52 degrees F with steady North wind 10 mph, cloudy.
28 species (+1 other taxa)

Canada Goose 6
Wood Duck 4
Red-breasted Merganser 2
Great Blue Heron 2
Turkey Vulture 8
Bald Eagle 1 adult in flight
American Coot 2
Black-necked Stilt 1
Killdeer 4
Dunlin 2
Least Sandpiper 2 with Pectorals; size comparison easy to make; my first of season here
Pectoral Sandpiper 250 with yellowlegs, mainly in two large shallow pools on Arbuckle Rd north of Kennett. Mostly foraging, some resting, much flying about.
Short-billed/Long-billed Dowitcher 3 two birds together, and a single bird. All quite ruddy, with most marks indicating Long-billed, but hard to rule out Prairie race of Short-billed. see photos, all of one individual. Arched back look occasionally seen (characteristic of Long-billed).
Solitary Sandpiper 25 big influx today; small flocks of 8, 5, and scattered birds
Greater Yellowlegs 95
Lesser Yellowlegs 350 with Pectoral Sandpipers and Greater Yellowlegs and small numbers of other species, in two shallow pools; foraging intensively, calling a lot, mostly in tight flocks in water. Estimate obtained by counting (by 10's and 20's) the total number of the three main shorebird species (Greater and Lesser Yellowlegs, Pectoral Sandpipers), then taking a smaller sample and assigning proportions to these three, and multiplying by total of 650.
Warbling Vireo 1
American Crow 1
Tree Swallow 2
House Wren 1
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 2
American Robin 3
Northern Parula 2
White-crowned Sparrow 4
Song Sparrow 3
Northern Cardinal 1
Red-winged Blackbird 40
Common Grackle 20
American Goldfinch 3

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Subject: SW Allen Annuals-- April 21, 2017
Date: Fri Apr 21 2017 16:07 pm
From: rrang AT frontier.com
 
With other obligations, including an obligation to myself to sleep late, I didn't make any birding stops until late morning. I did manage a few highlights, nonetheless.
A slow drive down the Eagle Marsh main lane netted a Virginia Rail (kiddick calls),a Sora (whinny), and hordes of high school kids, while the marshy pools along Engle Road yielded a nice flock of Tree and Barn Swallows, five Chimney Swifts (my FOS), and a singing Yellow Warbler.
There were some distant shorebirds partially hidden in the vegetationat Eagle Marsh's mitigation wetland, but all I could ID were Lesser Yellowlegs (35+) and Pectoral Sandpipers (6).
A slow stroll around the nature buildings at Fox Island produced mostly just hordes of grade school kids, but I also picked up a calling Gray Catbird (my FOS).
Despite what I thought was a heavy rain yesterday, the puddles along Homestead, Branning, and Amber Roads are mostly dried up. The only shorebirds I found were distant Greater Yellowlegs (10) on the west side of Amber. I did however tick a calling Red-headed Woodpecker (my FOS) in the woods at the Branning/Amber intersection. Also along Amber, actually ON Amber, was one not-so Wild Turkey that obviously had little "wild" in it.
The Welker Road loop offeredlittle but another Gray Catbird, this one singing. Then, on an alternate route home, I checked the grasslands along eastern-most Whitley CR E900S, where I found some nice habitat but few birds, the most notable a flock of truly Wild Turkeys (7), these well off the road in a field along a wooded edge andlooking hyper-alert when I stopped to check them out.
Rodger RangFort Wayne



Subject: FOY
Date: Fri Apr 21 2017 14:28 pm
From: mwalker AT epowerc.net
 
First hummingbird of the year was checking out a hanging basket on my back deck yesterday. Also, today and yesterday I have had one male rose breasted grosbeak chowing down on sunflower seed. Still have several female purple finches and several white throats.

Marcia
Jackson County



Subject: 4/21/17 - Willet - Kankakee FWA - LaPorte
Date: Fri Apr 21 2017 8:17 am
From: in-bird-l AT list.indiana.edu
 
4/21/17 - There is currently a Willet at Kankakee FWA in Laporte County. Along 2100 between 500 and 600. Lots of pecs, yellowlegs, and Dunlin.

Matt Kalwasinski

Sent from my iPhone



Subject: Red-tailed Hawk with Squirrel
Date: Fri Apr 21 2017 5:49 am
From: dhkaiser AT sprynet.com
 
Visited Muscatatuck NWR, the Osprey continues on Stanfield lake, two
Great Egret on Endicott South and a Northern Water Snake crossing the
road. However the highlight for me was a Red-tailed Hawk who had just
captured a Squirrel.

Photos on my Flickr site at www.flickr.com/photos/dhkaiser

Dan Kaiser
Columbus



Subject: Red-tailed Hawk with Squirrel prey
Date: Thu Apr 20 2017 21:37 pm
From: dhkaiser AT sprynet.com
 
Visited Muscatatuck NWR, the Osprey continues on Stanfield lake, two
Great Egret on Endicott South and a Northern Water Snake crossing the
road. However the highlight for me was a Red-tailed Hawk who had just
captured a Squirrel.

Photos on my Flickr site at www.flickr.com/photos/dhkaiser

Dan Kaiser
Columbus



Subject: Neotropic Cormorant - no - 4/20
Date: Thu Apr 20 2017 21:03 pm
From: jhengeve AT indiana.edu
 
There were 44 Double-crested Cormorants at the east end of Lk. Lemon this evening and we did not see the Neotropic Cormorant among them.

Jim & Susan Hengeveld
Unionville, IN



Subject: Townsend's Solitaire - NO SIGHTING - UPDATE Only
Date: Thu Apr 20 2017 20:26 pm
From: jeffreytimmons AT comcast.net
 
The Perkinsville Townsend™s Solitaire reported by Terry Ballenger on January 12th put on a good show for many people. I thought I would make a post here just for historical purposes. Townsend™s Solitaire is always a good bird for the state but away from the lake front is a really good bird. The bird was very cooperative all though it did become harder to find as time went on. To my knowledge the last the bird was seen as April 5th. That is quite a long time for the bird to hang out. Maybe it will return next year! Now on to spring birds.
Jeff Timmons
Anderson, IN



Subject: Red-tailed Hawk Squirrel
Date: Thu Apr 20 2017 20:02 pm
From: dhkaiser AT sprynet.com
 
Sorry if this appears more than once.  Having trouble with my mail...

Visited Muscatatuck NWR, the Osprey continues on Stanfield lake, two
Great Egret on Endicott South and a Northern Water Snake crossing the
road. However the highlight for me was a Red-tailed Hawk who had just
captured a Squirrel.

Photos on my Flickr site at www.flickr.com/photos/dhkaiser

Dan Kaiser
Columbus



Subject: Goose Pond FWA shorebirds
Date: Thu Apr 20 2017 20:00 pm
From: AKearns AT dnr.in.gov
 
Ben O'Neal and I surveyed birds at Goose Pond FWA today. We did not find any of the rarities reported from earlier in the week. We counted 1,079 shorebirds of 14 species, with lesser yellowlegs (370), pectoral sandpipers (264) and black-necked stilt (175)
the most numerous.



Beehunter Marsh Units 4 & 5, Greene, Indiana, US

Apr 20, 2017 6:30 AM - 7:55 AM

Protocol: Traveling

1.0 mile(s)

26 species


Canada Goose 15

Mallard 20

Blue-winged Teal 50

American Bittern 3

Great Blue Heron (Blue form) 2

Sora 12

American Coot 20

Wilson's Snipe 5

Solitary Sandpiper 3

Greater Yellowlegs 20 Mostly flyovers

Lesser Yellowlegs 10

Red-headed Woodpecker 1

Northern Flicker (Yellow-shafted) 1

Warbling Vireo (Eastern) 1

American Crow 3

Tree Swallow 1

Marsh Wren 4 Individually counted

Brown Thrasher 1

Common Yellowthroat 3

Yellow Warbler 2

Field Sparrow 8

Song Sparrow 20

Swamp Sparrow 40

Red-winged Blackbird 75

Brown-headed Cowbird 5

American Goldfinch 4


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Beehunter Marsh Units 4 & 5, Greene, Indiana, US

Apr 20, 2017 8:13 AM - 8:18 AM

Protocol: Traveling

0.2 mile(s)

Comments: Ditch birds

20 species


Downy Woodpecker 1

Eastern Phoebe 1

Eastern Kingbird 1

Warbling Vireo (Eastern) 2

Blue Jay 1

Tufted Titmouse 2

Carolina Wren 1

Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 1

Prothonotary Warbler 1

Common Yellowthroat 2

Yellow Warbler 2

Yellow-rumped Warbler (Myrtle) 2

Field Sparrow 3

White-crowned Sparrow 3

Song Sparrow 3

Northern Cardinal 2

Red-winged Blackbird 5

Common Grackle 10

Brown-headed Cowbird 1

American Goldfinch 2


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Goose Pond FWA--GP6E, Greene, Indiana, US

Apr 20, 2017 9:19 AM

Protocol: Incidental

1 species


Grasshopper Sparrow 1


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Goose Pond FWA--Main Pool West south bridge (CR1200W), Greene, Indiana, US

Apr 20, 2017 9:31 AM - 9:39 AM

Protocol: Stationary

Comments: Disturbance a water n

27 species


Canada Goose 20

Gadwall 4

Double-crested Cormorant 20

American White Pelican 12

Great Blue Heron (Blue form) 2

Great Egret 10

Cooper's Hawk 1

Black-necked Stilt 5

Killdeer 2

Pectoral Sandpiper 20

Wilson's Snipe 1

Greater Yellowlegs 4

Lesser Yellowlegs 1

Mourning Dove 1

Red-headed Woodpecker 1

Tree Swallow 5

Barn Swallow 4

House Wren 1

American Robin 1

Gray Catbird 1

Common Yellowthroat 2

Palm Warbler 2

Song Sparrow 2

Blue Grosbeak 1 Singing male

Brown-headed Cowbird 1

Orchard Oriole 1

American Goldfinch 2


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Goose Pond FWA--Beehunter Marsh BH2, Greene, Indiana, US

Apr 20, 2017 10:11 AM - 11:04 AM

Protocol: Traveling

1.5 mile(s)

Comments: Disturbance a water l

28 species


Canada Goose 30

Wood Duck 1

Mallard 5

Blue-winged Teal 25

Green-winged Teal 3

Great Blue Heron (Blue form) 2

Sora 1

Black-necked Stilt 16

Semipalmated Plover 3

Killdeer 7

Pectoral Sandpiper 11

Wilson's Snipe 3

Solitary Sandpiper 3

Greater Yellowlegs 14

Lesser Yellowlegs 63

Warbling Vireo (Eastern) 3

House Wren 2

American Robin 1

Gray Catbird 1

Prothonotary Warbler 1

Palm Warbler 1

Yellow-breasted Chat 1 Singing in a ditch, seen well. Bright yellow breast and throat, dull upper parts, large bill and body and long tailed.

Field Sparrow 1

Song Sparrow 3

Red-winged Blackbird 25

Common Grackle 30

Brown-headed Cowbird 2

American Goldfinch 4


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Goose Pond FWA--Beehunter Marsh BH3, Greene, Indiana, US

Apr 20, 2017 11:10 AM - 11:40 AM

Protocol: Traveling

1.0 mile(s)

Comments: Disturbance a water n

23 species


Canada Goose 6

Mallard 4

Blue-winged Teal 15

Northern Shoveler 8

Green-winged Teal 3

Hooded Merganser 2

Sora 1

Black-necked Stilt 4

Semipalmated Plover 1

Killdeer 1

Least Sandpiper 23

Pectoral Sandpiper 21

Wilson's Snipe 7

Solitary Sandpiper 2

Greater Yellowlegs 4

Lesser Yellowlegs 25

Barn Swallow 5

Carolina Wren 1

Common Yellowthroat 2

Song Sparrow 14

Swamp Sparrow 4

Red-winged Blackbird 20

Common Grackle 20


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Goose Pond FWA--GP1, Greene, Indiana, US

Apr 20, 2017 12:01 PM - 12:36 PM

Protocol: Traveling

1.0 mile(s)

Comments: Disturbance a water levell

24 species


Canada Goose 6

Wood Duck 2

Gadwall 10

Mallard 6

Blue-winged Teal 100

Northern Shoveler 25

Green-winged Teal 25

Turkey Vulture 10

Northern Harrier 1

American Coot 25

Black-necked Stilt 4

Killdeer 1

Pectoral Sandpiper 10

Wilson's Snipe 2

Spotted Sandpiper 2

Solitary Sandpiper 2

Greater Yellowlegs 9

Lesser Yellowlegs 9

Warbling Vireo (Eastern) 2

Henslow's Sparrow 1

Field Sparrow 5

Song Sparrow 5

Swamp Sparrow 5

Red-winged Blackbird 25


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Goose Pond FWA--GP5N, Greene, Indiana, US

Apr 20, 2017 12:41 PM - 12:57 PM

Protocol: Traveling

0.75 mile(s)

Comments: Disturbance a water n

21 species


Canada Goose 15

Wood Duck 2

Gadwall 4

Mallard 2

Blue-winged Teal 75

Green-winged Teal 25

American Coot 25

Black-necked Stilt 4

Killdeer 1

Pectoral Sandpiper 1

Solitary Sandpiper 1

Greater Yellowlegs 1

Lesser Yellowlegs 6

Warbling Vireo (Eastern) 2

Tree Swallow 1

Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 1

Common Yellowthroat 1

Henslow's Sparrow 1

Swamp Sparrow 3

Red-winged Blackbird 15

Common Grackle 20


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Goose Pond FWA--Main Pool West, Greene, Indiana, US

Apr 20, 2017 1:14 PM - 2:55 PM

Protocol: Traveling

1.5 mile(s)

Comments: Disturbance a water level n Impending thunderstorms kept us from counting birds from the east levee. This count was made from SR 59 only

33 species


Canada Goose 50

Gadwall 20

Mallard 25

Blue-winged Teal 200

Northern Shoveler 50

Green-winged Teal 25

Pied-billed Grebe 1

Double-crested Cormorant 5

American White Pelican 8

Great Blue Heron (Blue form) 4

Great Egret 16

Sora 2

American Coot 300

Black-necked Stilt 69 Exact count

American Golden-Plover 1

Semipalmated Plover 8 Exact count

Killdeer 5

Dunlin 100 Estimated

Least Sandpiper 10 Estimated

Pectoral Sandpiper 170

Short-billed Dowitcher 1

Long-billed Dowitcher 2

Wilson's Snipe 4

Solitary Sandpiper 4

Greater Yellowlegs 3

Lesser Yellowlegs 132

Peregrine Falcon 1 Unbanded adult

Tree Swallow 5

Barn Swallow 3

Marsh Wren 2

Yellow Warbler 2

Song Sparrow 1

Red-winged Blackbird 75


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Goose Pond FWA--GP11S, Greene, Indiana, US

Apr 20, 2017 3:10 PM - 3:44 PM

Protocol: Traveling

1.0 mile(s)

Comments: Disturbance a water level n

27 species


Canada Goose 10

Gadwall 2

Mallard 4

Blue-winged Teal 40

Northern Shoveler 2

Pied-billed Grebe 1

Black-necked Stilt 73 Exact count

American Golden-Plover 1

Semipalmated Plover 1

Killdeer 2

Pectoral Sandpiper 31

Wilson's Snipe 2

Solitary Sandpiper 2

Greater Yellowlegs 2

Lesser Yellowlegs 123 One leucistic individual, similar to a LEYE seen in MPE on 4-20 last spring. White cheeks, sides of neck, and top of back. See pics

Warbling Vireo 4

Tree Swallow 2

Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 1

Common Yellowthroat 1

Yellow Warbler 1

Palm Warbler 3

Yellow-rumped Warbler 1

Song Sparrow 1

Swamp Sparrow 1

Northern Cardinal 1

Blue Grosbeak 1

Red-winged Blackbird 20


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Goose Pond FWA--GP6W, Greene County, Indiana, US, Greene, Indiana, US

Apr 20, 2017 4:40 PM - 4:42 PM

Protocol: Stationary

Comments: Disturbance a water h

5 species


Blue-winged Teal 4

Northern Bobwhite 1

Lesser Yellowlegs 1

Red-winged Blackbird 3

Orchard Oriole 1


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Subject: Wood Thrush
Date: Thu Apr 20 2017 19:04 pm
From: bloomington-birds-l AT list.indiana.edu
 
We just heard our FOY Wood Thrushes singing in our woods.

Sandy and Jeff Belth
Bloomington



Subject: NE Ind - Willet, Marbled Godwits
Date: Thu Apr 20 2017 17:29 pm
From: jeffmccoy AT embarqmail.com
 
There was a WILLET in the fluddle on Meridian Rd., 1/2m N of SR114, Whitley Co. at 4:30pm. First county record.

Pulled up to overlook by dam at Roush Reservoir, Huntington Co., in a deluge and could barely make out shapes of two large shorebirds on a mud island off the closed beach.

After 20 agonizing minutes the skies cleared, the sun suddenly appeared - MARBLED GODWITS! Second county record. Still present 6:30pm.

--
Jeff McCoy
Columbia City, Indiana



Subject: Burkhart Creek County Park, Morgan County
Date: Thu Apr 20 2017 13:57 pm
From: david_rupp AT hotmail.com
 
I took a group of birders from Bedford, Bloomington, and Martinsville on a morning birding walk today at Burkhart Creek County Park. This relatively new park is located between Martinsville and Paragon in southwestern Morgan County. It offers nice hiking
paths and mixed habitat (wetland, grassland, forest, and edge). Because of the layout of the park, birds can usually be seen pretty well from the trails with a little persistence.


While many of these species have been reported earlier, I had a fair number that are first of the year for me, including White-eyed and Warbling Vireos, Wood Thrush, Blue-winged and Yellow Warblers, Indigo Bunting, and Orchard Oriole. The complete eBird
list for our outingcan be found here:http://ebird.org/ebird/view/ch...


Here is the park website for more info, maps and directions:http://morgancountyparks.org/p...





David Rupp
Bloomington, IN



Subject: Hudsonian Godwit, Vigo County
Date: Thu Apr 20 2017 12:24 pm
From: Peter.Scott AT indstate.edu
 
Wabash Floodplain Fields near Kennett and Arbuckle Rd., Vigo, Indiana, US
Apr 20, 2017 9:20 AM - 11:20 AM
Protocol: Traveling
5.0 mile(s)
Comments: Drove in from east on Kennett from Prairieton (State Hwy 63); stopped at Purple Martin house, viewed Pectorals, etc. in weedy fields, which were foot-deep in water last week but now are mostly dry with foot-high Senecio glabellus in which the sandpipers are well-hidden. Proceeded to Arbuckle, turned north, then west, finally finding a good visible flock of 450 shorebirds in the last shallow pond on north side, just west of north-south power-line and just east of where road turns north at levee. Viewed birds here from about 100 yards, roadside; they were wary but tolerated this, flushing when vehicles drove past. Most species here, including Hudsonian Godwit. -- Weather cloudy, with one brief burst of rain, south wind at 15 mph, 69 to 72 degrees F. Roads completely passable.
34 species

Canada Goose X flock heard
Wood Duck 6 group of males in flooded woods near road
Blue-winged Teal 2
Hooded Merganser 1 female in shallow temporary lake
Red-breasted Merganser 3 females or immatures, in shallow lake with shorebirds on edges, feeding, occasionally diving, once walking onto shore to rest among shorebirds
Wild Turkey 1 gobble heard
Turkey Vulture 5
Cooper's Hawk 1 heard calling in roadside woods (keks)
Bald Eagle 1 on big nest
Black-necked Stilt 6 in pairs, among Pectorals, Yellowlegs, etc. at northwest Arbuckle pond; feeding, not calling
Killdeer 2

HUDSONIAN GODWIT 1 (with 400 other shorebirds at shallow pond on northwest part of Arbuckle Rd, see Comments above). Observed feeding among other shorebirds for about 20 minutes, at 80-100 yards; and once in flight. Long bicolored bill, upturned at tip, red basal half, black distal half. In flight, black underwing axillaries and wing lining; broad white stripe across rump. (I did not notice wing stripe, but was concentrating on underwing color; the white rump also leaped out a a field mark.) No photos. Body color warm brownish around neck and upper breast (so that I first thought it was a Marbled G); some black-centered feathers on back; vent sparsely barred with black (viewed from behind). Some dark barring visible on lower breast when bird faced me, but no reddish. Black legs, long neck. Whitish line above and forward from eye. Perhaps an adult female, given that they are paler overall than male in Alternate plumage.

Dunlin 2 both with some black on belly, one red-backed
Pectoral Sandpiper 450 in two places: 200 in flocks of 20-40 in weedy wet fields hidden among Senecio glabellus, along Kennett Drive; and 250 around nw. Arbuckle Rd pond with yellowlegs, etc.
Spotted Sandpiper 1 red bill, heavily spotted breast
Solitary Sandpiper 2
Greater Yellowlegs 65
Lesser Yellowlegs 125
Eastern Phoebe 2
Warbling Vireo 2
Blue Jay 1
American Crow 4
Purple Martin 8
Tree Swallow 1
Barn Swallow 4
House Wren 2
American Robin 3
European Starling 6
White-crowned Sparrow 4
Song Sparrow 1
Red-winged Blackbird 20
Common Grackle 30
Brown-headed Cowbird 1
House Sparrow 1

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Subject: Celery Bog Nature Area, Apr 20, 2017 BALTIMORE ORIOLE
Date: Thu Apr 20 2017 10:53 am
From: jkskene AT hotmail.com
 
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Celery Bog Nature Area, Tippecanoe, Indiana, US

Apr 20, 2017 8:00 AM - 10:45 AM

Protocol: Traveling

1.2 mile(s)

50 species


Canada Goose 20

Mute Swan 4

Wood Duck 4

Mallard 18

Blue-winged Teal 6

Ruddy Duck 2

Double-crested Cormorant 21

Great Blue Heron (Blue form) 3

Turkey Vulture 1

Cooper's Hawk 2

Sora 1

American Coot 28

Killdeer 3

Solitary Sandpiper 1

Mourning Dove 2

Belted Kingfisher 1

Red-headed Woodpecker 1

Red-bellied Woodpecker 2

Downy Woodpecker 3

Hairy Woodpecker 1

Northern Flicker (Yellow-shafted) 2

Pileated Woodpecker 1

Warbling Vireo 2

Blue Jay 6

American Crow 2

Tree Swallow 35

Barn Swallow 2

Carolina Chickadee 4

Tufted Titmouse 1

House Wren 5

Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 3

Ruby-crowned Kinglet 2

American Robin 14

European Starling 3

Cedar Waxwing 11

Nashville Warbler 1

Common Yellowthroat 1

Palm Warbler 7

Yellow-rumped Warbler (Myrtle) 28

Chipping Sparrow 1

Field Sparrow 4

White-throated Sparrow 2

Song Sparrow 8

Eastern Towhee 4

Northern Cardinal 8

Red-winged Blackbird 15

Brown-headed Cowbird 9

Baltimore Oriole 2

House Finch 2

House Sparrow 4


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Subject: Black-necked Stilt 4/19/17 - Madison County
Date: Thu Apr 20 2017 6:20 am
From: jeffreytimmons AT comcast.net
 
I realized I went to bed last night without sending out this email. Late last evening I found a Black-necked Stilt in Madison County just north of Anderson. Being the great corn desert I was excited to see this bird in a flooded field. I have not had a chance to look but this is possibly the first for Madison County. There was also Dunlin and several other shorebirds. Complete list is below. You can click on the eBird link and then the blue Map hyperlink to get the exact spot. It was on the south side of the road. There is no good place to pullover and there is some traffic on this road.
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/ch...
Species
Blue-winged Teal
Green-winged Teal
Turkey Vulture
Black-necked Stilt
Killdeer
Dunlin
Pectoral Sandpiper
Wilson's Snipe
Solitary Sandpiper
Greater Yellowlegs
Lesser Yellowlegs
American Crow
Tree Swallow
Song Sparrow
Red-winged Blackbird
Jeff Timmons
Anderson, IN



Subject: Hummingbird
Date: Wed Apr 19 2017 19:18 pm
From: elliotttodd8 AT gmail.com
 
FOY male hummer at the redbud tonight.

BabyCreek Road, Bloomington



Subject: Eagle Marsh Bittern-- April 19 Early AM
Date: Wed Apr 19 2017 16:24 pm
From: rrang AT frontier.com
 
This early morning was quite warm (~60F) andrelatively calm, and the nearly half-moon was only partially hazed over with clouds. So I ate breakfast overlooking the mid-section of Eagle Marsh, a portion of the property that has recently been treated with prescribed burning. I was curious to hear if woodcocks were still using the area and found thatat least two birds still were. A special bonus during my very brief stop was hearing (finally, after several visits specifically for the species) the gunk-a-plunking of my FOS American Bittern. It did only one series and was somewhat distant, but I won't nit-pick...this time.
Rodger RangFort Wayne



Subject: (LAKE) Gibson Woods Nature Preserve Wed Bird Walk
Date: Wed Apr 19 2017 15:31 pm
From: in-bird-l AT list.indiana.edu
 
This morning's Bird hike produced a few birds including our FOY Palm Warblers. Yesterday I walked to see where we might walk due to high water in many areas so this list has a couple of birds from yesterday, but not seen today. I walked with a new birder who got to see 5 birds she had not seen before. What a delight!
Species list for 4/18-19 Woods and Feeder StationCanada Goose-5Mallard-5Wood Duck -2 (pair)(4/18)Ring-billed GullsRed-shouldered Hawk-1 (4/18)Mourning Dove-6Downy Woodpecker-2Northern Flicker -2Red-headed Woodpecker -1Ruby-crowned Kinglets-7Tree Swallow-2 (sitting on Bluebird House)Blue Jay-2Black-capped Chickadee 5White-breasted Nuthatch -1Brown Creeper -1(4/18)American Robin-18Eastern Bluebird -2Hermit Thrush-2Northern Cardinal -4Red-winged Blackbirds-33Common Grackle-1Brown-headed Cowbirds -4Starlings-3American Tree Sparrow-2Chipping Sparrow-1Eastern Towhee (4/18)Field Sparrow- 1House SparrowSong Sparrows-3 plus many singing in the woodsWhite-crowned Sparrows-heard severalWhite-throated Sparrow-3House Finch -7American Goldfinch-13Palm Warbler-4Yellow-rumped Warbler-13
Of note- Today I did not see any Dark-eyed Juncos at the feeder station when I checked for a count.
Loyce FandreiHIghland



Subject: Bonneyville Mill County Park–Weds. Bird Walk
Date: Wed Apr 19 2017 14:37 pm
From: anniewaguirre AT gmail.com
 
This morning, the Weds. Bird Walk group hiked the trails Bonneyville Mill County Park in search of spring migrants and we were not disappointed. Highlights included a Warbling Vireo, fantastic looks at a Black-and-White Warbler, one shy Yellow Warbler, an unexpected encounter with a pair of Red-breasted Nuthatches (a new species for the park). The group also heard a Northern Waterthrush singing close by.

Observers were: Annie Aguirre, Jim Bare, Elma Chapman, Carolyn Farrow, Karen Fergison, Larry Ford, Ann Kauffman, Gary Keister, and Anika Roth.

Species count listed below:

Bonneyville Mill County Park, Elkhart, Indiana, US
Apr 19, 2017 8:00 AM - 10:20 AM
Protocol: Traveling
2.0 mile(s)
34 species

Canada Goose 12
Wood Duck 3
Sandhill Crane 2
Mourning Dove 4
Belted Kingfisher 1
Red-bellied Woodpecker 8
Downy Woodpecker 3
Pileated Woodpecker 1
Eastern Phoebe 4
Warbling Vireo 1 Heard the distinct song overhead in the trees. The song had slurred notes that alternated in pitch, and ended abruptly on a very high note.
Blue Jay 3
American Crow 6
Barn Swallow 1
Black-capped Chickadee 7
Tufted Titmouse 11
Red-breasted Nuthatch 2 Initially heard the distinct "yank" calls and quickly spotted the female, with a pale rust underside, broad white supercillium, and black eyeline. The male (more highly saturated in his plumage) was later seen interacting with the female.
House Wren 7
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 8
Ruby-crowned Kinglet 7
American Robin 3
Northern Waterthrush 1 Heard by all observers , but not seen. Song had 4-5 short staccato phrases at the beginning, which quickly transitioned into 2-3 slightly warbled phrases, and ended on a clean descending note that sounded like "chu".
Black-and-white Warbler 1
Yellow Warbler 1
Chipping Sparrow 24
Field Sparrow 14
White-throated Sparrow 17
Song Sparrow 5
Eastern Towhee 5
Northern Cardinal 42
Red-winged Blackbird 6
Common Grackle 5
Brown-headed Cowbird 26
American Goldfinch 20
House Sparrow 8

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The next Wednesday Bird Walk will be along the Pumkinvine Nature Trail on May 3, 8-10 am. All are welcome! Event details here.

Also, the Elkhart County Parks is offering an exciting field trip to Magee Marsh Wildlife Area on May 9. Check out the event page for more details. Registration closes next Friday, April 28 at 4 pm.

-Annie Aguirre
Elkhart County, IN
Annie Aguirre
Marketing & Events Coordinator | Elkhart County Parks
211 West Lincoln Avenue l Goshen, IN 46526



Subject: Dunes State Park,Yellow-rumped Warblers
Date: Wed Apr 19 2017 14:11 pm
From: grube.brendan AT gmail.com
 
This mornings Long Shore flight was a short event with west to north winds kicking in by 10:00 a.m. But the YRWA's were simply phenomenal for a 1-2 hour period. This after a 3 day doldrums for all bird species at the Lake Shore.
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Brendan Grube



Subject: Lake Lemon--Hengeveld's, Apr 18 - NECO continues
Date: Tue Apr 18 2017 21:36 pm
From: jhengeve AT indiana.edu
 
The NEOTROPIC CORMORANT continues at the east end of Lake Lemon, visible from our deck and associating with ~25 Double-crested Cormorants.  The cormorants are frequently perched on exposed branches protruding from the water, or feeding actively.  The small size of the Neotropic stands out and with good light you can see the white around the gular patch.   We were treated today with a visit from Tanner Troyer, the gracious host of the Golden-crowned Sparrow.  We were just at his house to see ˜his bird' yesterday and he came to visit us today to see ˜our bird.™   Pretty wild!

Lake Lemon--Hengeveld's, Brown, Indiana, US
Apr 18, 2017 6:30 PM - 7:45 PM
Protocol: Stationary
36 species

Canada Goose 21
Wood Duck 5
Mallard 6
Blue-winged Teal 24
Redhead 2
Ruddy Duck 1

Neotropic Cormorant 1
Double-crested Cormorant 27

Great Blue Heron 4
Green Heron 1

Black Vulture 6
Turkey Vulture 33
Osprey 1
Bald Eagle 2

Mourning Dove 2

Belted Kingfisher 1

Red-bellied Woodpecker 1
Downy Woodpecker 3

American Crow 3
Purple Martin 4
Tree Swallow 14
Barn Swallow 2
Carolina Chickadee 2
Tufted Titmouse 1
White-breasted Nuthatch 1
Carolina Wren 1
American Robin 1
Yellow-rumped Warbler 1
White-throated Sparrow 5
Song Sparrow 1
Eastern Towhee 1
Northern Cardinal 3
Red-winged Blackbird 4
Common Grackle 3
American Goldfinch 2
House Sparrow 1

Jim & Susan Hengeveld
Unionville, IN



Subject: Eagle Marsh
Date: Tue Apr 18 2017 21:11 pm
From: in-bird-l AT list.indiana.edu
 
Thirteen birders from Stockbridge Audubon Society enjoyed a nicehike through the west end of Eagle Marsh this evening, tallying an interesting list of 34 species. As a group, we added seven new birds to our annual field trip list, indicated by the FOY in the list below.
Field trip leaders - Rodger Rang and John Winebrenner
Canada Goose 10
Mute Swan 1
Wood Duck 3
Gadwall 2
Mallard 6
Blue-winged Teal 12
Northern Shoveler 2
Green-winged Teal 14
Double-crested Cormorant 30
Great Blue Heron 7
Great Egret 3 FOY
Green Heron 1 FOY
Turkey Vulture 1
Bald Eagle 2 1 adult, 1 first year
Red-tailed Hawk 1
Sora 1
American Coot 5
Killdeer 2
Pectoral Sandpiper 18 FOY
American Woodcock 2
Greater Yellowlegs 3 FOY
Lesser Yellowlegs 40 FOY
Mourning Dove 3
American Kestrel 1 Male
Tree Swallow 8
Barn Swallow 2 FOY
Marsh Wren 1 FOY - Heard well at close range
American Robin 3
European Starling 50
Song Sparrow 6
Swamp Sparrow 1
Red-winged Blackbird 250
Common Grackle 150
American Goldfinch 4
John WinebrennerFort Wayne



Subject: Barred Owls
Date: Tue Apr 18 2017 20:17 pm
From: ekjwh68 AT hotmail.com
 
Prior to leaving town for a couple of weeks we were hearing a pair of Barred Owls calling frequently. They have usually been farther north of our place and only heard infrequently. Every night since our return (Sat) we have seen and heard the pair, which
appear to be hunting along the edge of our yard in the trees bordering the Goshen Dam Pond. The seem to roost in evergreens on the north edge of our property and act dusk start calling actively and then start hunting. On several occasions they have chased
squirrels but we haven't seen any successful catches. And they have been hunting as a pair, not separately. On occasion they have landed within 20 feet of our windows. I hope to get some photos, but it has been too dark most of the time.


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



Subject: Illiana Birds: Black-necked Stilt
Date: Tue Apr 18 2017 19:28 pm
From: cmarshbird AT prodigy.net
 
18 April 2017 - Linda
and James Strange found a
Black-necked Stilt at the WolfLake 129th St.
State Line Wetland. We saw it at different times; they had it on the southeast
and I had it north about the middle. A Sora is still present. The tick season
is terrible already; I picked off about 10 in the area.




At the Hammond Bird
Sanctuary was a Red-breasted Nuthatch at the feeder and a House Wren on
territory. I didn™t walk through it. The woman gatekeeper saw a dead Common
Loon in the marina against the boulders and we removed it. There was another one
that was OK.




With a friend we
opened the Purple Martin houses in WhitingPark. Maybe they will
return after a few absent years.




Carolyn Marsh,
Whiting, LakeCounty



Subject: 4/18/17 - BNST - 129th Street (Lake County)
Date: Tue Apr 18 2017 19:05 pm
From: in-bird-l AT list.indiana.edu
 
4/18/17 - I was alerted to a Facebook post from Linda May that a black necked stilt was at the 129th St. Wetland mitigation area of wolf lake in Lake County. The stilt continues to be present as of 7 PM local time.

Matt Kalwasinski

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Subject: Golden-crowned Sparrow - Yes
Date: Tue Apr 18 2017 16:03 pm
From: in-bird-l AT list.indiana.edu
 
We arrived at the GCSP location at 4:15. We were able to find the bird at 4:45. Not a bad wait on a lovely spring day.

The bird flew left into dense cover. Waiting for it to return.

Tom and Colleen Becker

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Subject: Golden-crowned Sparrow continues
Date: Tue Apr 18 2017 15:22 pm
From: Peter.Scott AT indstate.edu
 
2025 E. 80th St., Indianapolis, Marion, Indiana, US
Apr 18, 2017 12:05 PM - 12:45 PM
Protocol: Traveling
0.1 mile(s)
Comments: Met other birders in private yard (permission granted to watch) where Golden-crowned Sparrow was found two days ago. Thanks to T. Troyer for permission, and J. Timmons for spotting bird for us.
1 species

GOLDEN-CROWNED SPARROW 1 I arrived about noon (after parking on a side street), met Jeff Timmons and four other birders. Sparrow had been seen recently. At about 12:30 it "materialized" in the grass next to the leafy tree in the yard (spotted by Jeff) and began advancing toward the feeder, half hidden by grass. I got a two-minute look at it. Could see the yellow forecrown, which does not show in my photograph.

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Subject: Fox Island-- April 18, 2017 AM
Date: Tue Apr 18 2017 14:47 pm
From: rrang AT frontier.com
 
Marisa Windell and I, along with Doug Rood for a time, took a nice, slow walk down the main path to the Tree Trail this late morning. I found the light breezes, ample sunshine, and mild temps quite therapeutic. And it didn't hurt any to see a few birds, too (though, asalways, many fewer than one wants to see). We detected no Winter Wrens, Golden-crowned Kinglets, orFox Sparrows, and had but one sapsucker, so things seem to be moving along. Main highlights:

Cooper's Hawk- 1 on nest
Solitary Sandpiper- 1 perched on stick in middle of ephemeral pool just into the woods north of geogarden; our FOS
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker- 1
Brown Creeper- 1 sang quite a bit
House Wren- several
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher- 3
Ruby-crowned Kinglet- several singing
Hermit Thrush- 5
Pine Warbler- 2 singing; good, if distant, looks at one
Yellow-rumped Warbler- several; some singing
Yellow-throated Warbler- 3 singing; Marisa's FOS
White-throated Sparrow- numerous; many singing
Dark-eyed Junco- still 2 around

Also of note: While driving through a neighborhood beforehand, I had a small Buteo zip over my vehicle. I thought I was going to tick my first Broad-winged of the season until it called-- Red-shouldered. Oh well. Still more interesting than 95% of my other Buteo encounters.


Rodger Rang
Fort Wayne



Subject: Goose Pond
Date: Tue Apr 18 2017 12:51 pm
From: bdecker.bird AT gmail.com
 
As of 12:30pm no sign of the Cinnamon Teal, Piping Plover, we could not relocate the Reeve late morning.
Goose Pond FWA (Please consider using a more specific location.), Greene, Indiana, US
Apr 18, 2017 6:17 AM - 6:37 AM
Protocol: Traveling
3.0 mile(s)
6 species

Canada Goose 4
Sandhill Crane 2
American Woodcock 1
Barred Owl 1
Song Sparrow 6
Eastern Towhee 4

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Goose Pond FWA--GP10S, Greene, Indiana, US
Apr 18, 2017 7:02 AM - 7:06 AM
Protocol: Stationary
12 species

Mallard 2
Sandhill Crane 3
Killdeer 2
Sedge Wren 1
Northern Mockingbird 1
Field Sparrow 2
Song Sparrow 5
Swamp Sparrow 3
Eastern Towhee 2
Northern Cardinal 1
Red-winged Blackbird 39
Eastern Meadowlark 4

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Goose Pond FWA--Main Pool West, Greene, Indiana, US
Apr 18, 2017 8:04 AM - 8:39 AM
Protocol: Traveling
1.0 mile(s)
33 species

Canada Goose 5
Gadwall 29
Mallard 8
Blue-winged Teal 63
Northern Shoveler 31
Double-crested Cormorant 6
American White Pelican 27
Great Blue Heron 5
Great Egret 23
Black-crowned Night-Heron 1
Bald Eagle 1
Sora 2
American Coot 150
Black-necked Stilt 57 More seen than yesterday
American Golden-Plover 32
Semipalmated Plover 2
Killdeer 3
Ruff 1 Same one observed yesterday. Further south near parking lot.
Least Sandpiper 11
Long-billed Dowitcher 4
Wilson's Snipe 1
Solitary Sandpiper 2
Greater Yellowlegs 1
Lesser Yellowlegs 13
Tree Swallow 4
Barn Swallow 2
Cliff Swallow 7
Marsh Wren 2
European Starling 2
Song Sparrow 2
Red-winged Blackbird 15
Common Grackle 5
Brown-headed Cowbird 3

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Goose Pond FWA--Visitor Center, Greene, Indiana, US
Apr 18, 2017 8:33 AM - 8:42 AM
Protocol: Traveling
0.3 mile(s)
8 species

Killdeer 2
Chimney Swift 3
American Crow 2
Tree Swallow 2
Yellow Warbler 1
Grasshopper Sparrow 1
Vesper Sparrow 1
Red-winged Blackbird 5

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Goose Pond FWA--GP5N, Greene, Indiana, US
Apr 18, 2017 9:21 AM - 9:31 AM
Protocol: Traveling
0.5 mile(s)
12 species

Warbling Vireo 1
Blue Jay 3
American Crow 2
Tufted Titmouse 1
House Wren 1
Carolina Wren 1
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 2
American Robin 1
Yellow Warbler 3
White-crowned Sparrow 1
Song Sparrow 1
Swamp Sparrow 2

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Goose Pond FWA--GP5S, Greene, Indiana, US
Apr 18, 2017 9:45 AM - 10:10 AM
Protocol: Traveling
0.4 mile(s)
22 species

Canada Goose 2
Mallard 2
Blue-winged Teal 4
Green-winged Teal 2
Pied-billed Grebe 1
Northern Harrier 1
House Wren 1
Eastern Bluebird 2
American Robin 1
Common Yellowthroat 2
Northern Parula 1
Henslow's Sparrow 2
Field Sparrow 5
Savannah Sparrow 1
Song Sparrow 5
Swamp Sparrow 1
Northern Cardinal 2
Red-winged Blackbird 6
Eastern Meadowlark 2
Common Grackle 3
Brown-headed Cowbird 5
American Goldfinch 1

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Goose Pond FWA--GP4, Greene, Indiana, US
Apr 18, 2017 10:08 AM - 10:15 AM
Protocol: Traveling
0.4 mile(s)
6 species

Northern Bobwhite 2
Henslow's Sparrow 3
Field Sparrow 4
Savannah Sparrow 2
Song Sparrow 4
American Goldfinch 3

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Goose Pond FWA--Beehunter Marsh BH2, Greene, Indiana, US
Apr 18, 2017 10:38 AM - 10:54 AM
Protocol: Stationary
15 species

Canada Goose 2
Blue-winged Teal 4
Green-winged Teal 1
Semipalmated Plover 4 4 at edge of water on mudflat
Killdeer 3
Pectoral Sandpiper 8
Solitary Sandpiper 1
Greater Yellowlegs 1
Lesser Yellowlegs 2
Mourning Dove 1
Song Sparrow 2
Swamp Sparrow 1
Red-winged Blackbird 3
Common Grackle 2
Brown-headed Cowbird 3

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Goose Pond FWA--Beehunter Marsh BH4, Greene, Indiana, US
Apr 18, 2017 10:53 AM - 11:00 AM
Protocol: Traveling
0.2 mile(s)
13 species

Canada Goose 2
Northern Shoveler 4
Bald Eagle 1
Belted Kingfisher 1
Eastern Phoebe 1
Warbling Vireo 1
Carolina Wren 1
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 2
Song Sparrow 3
Northern Cardinal 2
Red-winged Blackbird 4
Common Grackle 2
Brown-headed Cowbird 4

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Bob Decker

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Subject: Ferdinand State Forest, Dubois co
Date: Tue Apr 18 2017 11:22 am
From: tatms AT fullnet.com
 
Did a quick drive through the forest to see what was about.... we had Hooded warbler, Kentucky warbler, Yellow throated warbler, Louisiana waterthrush, Northern Parula, Pine warbler, Yellow Throated vireo and White Eye vireo to sum up the highlights. 

Theresia Schwinghammer
Dubois county

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Subject: Ruff Cane Ridge
Date: Tue Apr 18 2017 10:41 am
From: greenpertplus AT hotmail.com
 
There is a female ruff in the moist soil unit south of the observation deck at Cane Ridge WMA, Gibson County. 

This bird is the typical Reeve - a little slimmer in shape than the GPFWA bird, but with vibrantly day glo orange legs. Very Buffy on the breast. I took some poor cell phone pics.

Laughing gull is still here.

Amy Kearns, Mitchell

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Subject: Re: Cane Ridge Franklin's and Laughing gulls
Date: Tue Apr 18 2017 9:56 am
From: greenpertplus AT hotmail.com
 
Both are back south of the cane ridge  observation deck.

Amy
Mitchell

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> On Apr 18, 2017, at 9:44 AM, Amy Kearns wrote:
>
> Flew north. Flushed by a peregrine.
>
> Amy Kearns, Mitchell
>
> Sent from my iPhone
>
>> On Apr 18, 2017, at 8:38 AM, Amy Kearns wrote:
>>
>> Correction. They untucked their bills for a moment and one of them turned into a laughing gull, not a franklins with worn wingtips as I had originally assumed. So there are two gulls here with dark gray mantles. One is a breeding plumage franklins, complete with rosey breast. The other is a breeding plumage laughing gull. Nice combo.
>>
>> Amy Kearns, Mitchell
>>
>> Sent from my iPhone
>>
>>> On Apr 18, 2017, at 9:31 AM, Amy Kearns wrote:
>>>
>>> Two Franklin's gulls sleeping in moist soil unit south of Cane Ridge WMA observation deck, Gibson County.
>>>
>>> Amy Kearns
>>> Mitchell
>>>
>>> Sent from my iPhone



Subject: Golden-crowned Sparrow Site 4/18 (Marion County)
Date: Tue Apr 18 2017 9:49 am
From: anniewaguirre AT gmail.com
 
Visitors coming today, please note:
The driveway is being sealed today. If you are visiting, you'll have to find alternative parking. People have been using side streets in the area.

Hopefully they will be done soon. I will update as soon as the driveway is usable again.
Thanks,
-Annie--
Annie Aguirre
Marketing & Events Coordinator | Elkhart County Parks
211 West Lincoln Avenue l Goshen, IN 46526
Email: anniewaguirre@gmail.com
Art Portfolio: behance.net/annie_aguirre



Subject: Re: Cane Ridge Franklin's and Laughing gulls
Date: Tue Apr 18 2017 9:44 am
From: greenpertplus AT hotmail.com
 
Flew north. Flushed by a peregrine.

Amy Kearns, Mitchell

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> On Apr 18, 2017, at 8:38 AM, Amy Kearns wrote:
>
> Correction. They untucked their bills for a moment and one of them turned into a laughing gull, not a franklins with worn wingtips as I had originally assumed. So there are two gulls here with dark gray mantles. One is a breeding plumage franklins, complete with rosey breast. The other is a breeding plumage laughing gull. Nice combo.
>
> Amy Kearns, Mitchell
>
> Sent from my iPhone
>
>> On Apr 18, 2017, at 9:31 AM, Amy Kearns wrote:
>>
>> Two Franklin's gulls sleeping in moist soil unit south of Cane Ridge WMA observation deck, Gibson County.
>>
>> Amy Kearns
>> Mitchell
>>
>> Sent from my iPhone



Subject: Re: Cane Ridge Franklin's and Laughing gulls
Date: Tue Apr 18 2017 8:38 am
From: greenpertplus AT hotmail.com
 
Correction. They untucked their bills for a moment and one of them turned into a laughing gull, not a franklins with worn wingtips as I had originally assumed. So there are two gulls here with dark gray mantles. One is a breeding plumage franklins, complete with rosey breast. The other is a breeding plumage laughing gull. Nice combo.

Amy Kearns, Mitchell

Sent from my iPhone

> On Apr 18, 2017, at 9:31 AM, Amy Kearns wrote:
>
> Two Franklin's gulls sleeping in moist soil unit south of Cane Ridge WMA observation deck, Gibson County.
>
> Amy Kearns
> Mitchell
>
> Sent from my iPhone



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