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29 Aug: @ 20:38:24 
Goose Pond Aug 29 Marbled Godwit, BB Sandpiper [Don Gorney]
29 Aug: @ 18:37:22 
Swallow-tailed Kite - Whiteland, IN [Jeff Timmons]
29 Aug: @ 18:35:47 
N.W.Indiana - 8/29 [MTopp7927]
29 Aug: @ 16:27:43 
Swallow-tailed Kites - Depauw, IN [Jeff Timmons]
29 Aug: @ 16:21:14 
Lakefront (29-Aug-15) REKN, PIPL, SNEG, LBBG, & OSFL [Kenneth J. Brock]
29 Aug: @ 15:07:49 
Pigeon River, Fawn River [James Haw]
29 Aug: @ 14:34:46 
Little Blue Herons Stillwater [dongorney]
29 Aug: @ 11:52:03 
Re: Marbled Godwit - Goose Pond [Bell, Stephen David]
29 Aug: @ 10:42:17 
Re: [Tom Leggett]
29 Aug: @ 09:31:53 
Marbled Godwit - Goose Pond [Jeff Timmons]
29 Aug: @ 08:54:40 
Eagle Marsh-- August 29, 2015 AM [Rodger Rang]
29 Aug: @ 08:36:14 
Red-necked Phalarope-Goose Pond [Jeff Timmons]
29 Aug: @ 06:55:08 
Hammond Lakefront Sanctuary - 8/28 - Warblers [MTopp7927]
28 Aug: @ 21:42:33 
Eagle Marsh BCNHs-- August 28 PM [Rodger Rang]
28 Aug: @ 21:41:27 
Vigo County, Black Bellied Whistling Ducks [Jim Sullivan]
28 Aug: @ 20:14:08 
Black-bellied Whistling-Ducks, Terre Haute [Peter Scott]
28 Aug: @ 19:16:51 
Baird's Sandpiper - Madison County [Jeff Timmons]
28 Aug: @ 18:21:12 
Upland sandpiper and other shorebirds- pike county [Jeremy Ross]
28 Aug: @ 16:39:55 
Fwd: Recent Sightings MNWR and Monroe Cty. [David Crouch]
28 Aug: @ 16:33:21 
Recent Sightings MNWR and Monroe Cty. [David Crouch]
28 Aug: @ 15:31:33 
RE: eBird Report - Pine Creek Gamebird Habitat Area , Aug 27, 2015 [Dunning, John B]
28 Aug: @ 14:34:11 
Muscatatuck NWR (8/28) [Andrew Belt]
28 Aug: @ 12:18:45 
Stillwater [Whitehead, Donald R.]
28 Aug: @ 11:59:31 
Franke Park, Ft. Wayne [James Haw]
28 Aug: @ 11:09:17 
Mt St Francis Sanctuary, Floyd County Warblers [Del Striegel]
28 Aug: @ 07:42:36 
R.b. Grosbeak [John Winebrenner]
27 Aug: @ 22:58:40 
Olive-sided Flycatcher - Beverly Shores [Indiana Dunes Birding Festival]
27 Aug: @ 20:34:58 
Miller Beach - 8/27 - Piping Plover [MTopp7927]
27 Aug: @ 18:42:30 
Neotropic Cormorant: NO [Mike Yough]
27 Aug: @ 17:20:35 
Illiana Birds: Hammond Bird Sanctuary warblers [Carolyn A. Marsh]
27 Aug: @ 14:00:45 
American Golden-Plover [Carl Huffman]
27 Aug: @ 13:59:08 
DePauw Nature Park Warblers [Carl Huffman]
27 Aug: @ 13:51:19 
Chain O' Lakes [James Haw]
27 Aug: @ 12:42:13 
Gene Stratton-Porter Bird Survey 9/3 [Conrad, Tiffany]
27 Aug: @ 12:27:23 
Dearborn County birds [Bob Decker]
27 Aug: @ 12:01:01 
Whip-poor-will [Greene, Terri B]
27 Aug: @ 09:44:21 
Neotropic Cormorant-Yes [Landon Neumann]
27 Aug: @ 09:22:56 
possible Neotropic Cormorant, Celery Bog, Tippecanoe County [Dunning, John B]
26 Aug: @ 21:28:54 
eBird Report - Elkhart River, Millrace and Woods, Aug 26, 2015 [John Harley]
26 Aug: @ 20:36:05 
American Golden-Plover - Madison county [Jeff Timmons]
26 Aug: @ 19:23:57 
Fw: Cool Creek Bird List [terry ballenger]
26 Aug: @ 13:35:54 
BB Whistling-Duck report, new Terre Haute location [Peter Scott]
26 Aug: @ 09:38:58 
Alder, Yellow-bellied Flycatchers [Landon Neumann]
25 Aug: @ 19:48:35 
Goose Pond FWA Ruddy Turnstone, Am Golden-Plovers [Amy Kearns]
25 Aug: @ 18:43:49 
Charlestown State Park [cbirding@aol.com]
25 Aug: @ 16:55:35 
Dearborn Co Vereos and Warblers [Bob Decker]
25 Aug: @ 16:10:21 
Celery Bog migrants [russ Allison]
25 Aug: @ 14:57:00 
Allen County BBWD Continues-- August 25 AM [Rodger Rang]
25 Aug: @ 14:12:12 
Salamonie [James Haw]
25 Aug: @ 13:47:05 
Lake Monroe [Whitehead, Donald R.]





Subject: Goose Pond Aug 29 Marbled Godwit, BB Sandpiper
Date: Sat Aug 29 2015 20:38 pm
From: in-bird-l AT list.indiana.edu
 
Aidan Rominger, Nick Kiehl, and I had a rewarding day birding Goose Pond FWA on August 29 from 8:30am to about 1:30pm. Highlights included Marbled Godwit, Buff-breasted Sandpiper, Black-bellied Plover, American Golden Plover, Stilt Sandpiper, Northern Harrier, Peregrine Falcon, and Black Tern.

Canada Goose    75
Wood Duck    125
Mallard    12
Blue-winged Teal    100
Northern Shoveler    40
Northern Pintail    1, female-type
Double-crested Cormorant    30
American White Pelican    2Great Blue Heron    250Great Egret    75
Black-crowned Night-Heron    40, MPW/MPE
Turkey Vulture    1
Northern Harrier    2, juv MPW
Cooper's Hawk    1, imm MPW
Bald Eagle    3, adult, 1st year, 3rd year
Red-tailed Hawk    2
Common Gallinule    5, adult and four young, GP16
Black-necked Stilt    20, MPW
Black-bellied Plover    1, almost full alternate plumage, GP7
American Golden-Plover    2, GP7
Semipalmated Plover    4
Killdeer    115
Spotted Sandpiper    2
Solitary Sandpiper    2
Greater Yellowlegs    1
Lesser Yellowlegs    35
Stilt Sandpiper    3, two in GP7 and one in MPW
Least Sandpiper    5
Marbled Godwit    1, MPW  first seen by Nick Kiehl; seen by at least four others before it disappeared
Buff-breasted Sandpiper    2, GP7 - both initially seen in flight together; one seen flying into MPW, other returned to GP7 where we found on ground
Pectoral Sandpiper    45
Semipalmated Sandpiper    2
Short-billed Dowitcher    3, MPW
Black Tern    1, MPW/MPE
Belted Kingfisher    2
Red-headed Woodpecker    2, MPW
Hairy Woodpecker   1Northern Flicker (Yellow-shafted)    1
Peregrine Falcon    1, adult MPW
Eastern Wood-Pewee    1
Eastern Phoebe    1
Bell's Vireo    1
Warbling Vireo (Eastern)    2
Blue Jay    1
American Crow    8
Purple Martin    5
Tree Swallow    800
Bank Swallow    9
Barn Swallow    30
Cliff Swallow    4
Sedge Wren    2
Gray Catbird    2
Common Yellowthroat    1
Field Sparrow    1
Song Sparrow    5
Blue Grosbeak    1, 200S check-in station
Indigo Bunting    2
Bobolink    8
Red-winged Blackbird    3000
Common Grackle    100
Brown-headed Cowbird    1
American Goldfinch    7
House Sparrow    35
Aidan, Nick, and Don 
Don Gorney
Indianapolis, IN
317.501.4212
dongorney AT yahoo.com



Subject: Swallow-tailed Kite - Whiteland, IN
Date: Sat Aug 29 2015 18:37 pm
From: jeffreytimmons AT comcast.net
 
I know everyone is probably tired of my post but I am trying to get the word
out on rare birds. This is a second report of Swallow-tailed Kite - per
Kenneth Magar - 2 birds. Very second hand report but I have seen pictures.
2248 Paul Hand Blvd Whiteland, IN . The farmer that owns that land did give
us permission to sit there and watch him. It is a stand of trees on the
North side of Paul Hand at the edge of the field. It looks like it was long
ago a homesite. This is all copied and posted from the comments on a
personal Facebook page.



Please provide updates here and/or Indiana Rare Bird Alert on Facebook.



Thanks,

Jeff Timmons




Subject: N.W.Indiana - 8/29
Date: Sat Aug 29 2015 18:35 pm
From: in-bird-l AT list.indiana.edu
 
8/29
I Checked a few spots today and managed to dodge most of
the rain showers.
*Photos I will post later.

HAMMOND LAKEFRONT PARK (Bird Sanctuary) :
I got there just after the rain had stopped and can add a few birds to
Ken Brock's post:
1-R.T.Hummingbird (female type)
1-R.E.Vireo
2-Chestnut-sided Warblers (both imm.females)
1-Tennessee Warbler
1-B&W Warbler (Female)
1-Canada Warbler (m)
1-Wilson's Warbler (Female type)
6-A.Redstarts (all imfs)

I Then went over to see the Red Knots - Thanks Randy

MILLER BEACH :
6-D.C.Cormorants
1-Caspian Tern
1-Killdeer
4-Semipalmated Plovers (2ad.,2juvs.) *
9-Sanderlings (6ad.,3juvs.)
1-BAIRD'S Sandpiper (juv.) *

Carlson Oxbow :
I saw the molting Stilt Sandpiper * reported by Ken and
tried to get some photos in a drizzle. Not sure how they
will come out.

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



Subject: Swallow-tailed Kites - Depauw, IN
Date: Sat Aug 29 2015 16:27 pm
From: jeffreytimmons AT comcast.net
 
I am just trying to get the word out.  Per Taylor Ransdell post on Indiana
Rare Bird Alert Facebook group. Pictures were included.



https://www.facebook.com/group...





Two SWALLOW-TAILED KITES found in Depauw, Indiana next to Fred Smith Store
Fixtures along Highway 337. Observed for about 30 minutes gliding above the
fields to the north and west of the building. At 3:10 pm today, I spotted
them at from the road and pulled into the parking lot on the north side of
the building where I got some very good views.
Coordinates for good measure: 38.296879, -86.215009








Subject: Lakefront (29-Aug-15) REKN, PIPL, SNEG, LBBG, & OSFL
Date: Sat Aug 29 2015 16:21 pm
From: kj.brock AT comcast.net
 
Today (29-Aug-2015) John Cassady, Randy Pals, Lynn Vernon, and I birded the Indiana lakefront.

The days target was to log 15 species of both shorebirds and warblers. We logged 14 shorebirds and a dismal five warbler species. Despite the dearth of warblers we enjoyed a fine day.

MICHIGAN CITY HARBOR (met Leland Shaum and crew)
Double-crested Cormorant,15
Osprey,1
Black-bellied Plover,1 flyby calling bird
Semipalmated Plover,2 a juv and one not aged
PIPING PLOVER,1 banded juv w/ same bands as the bird found by Karen Lindsey on the 23rd
Lesser Yellowlegs,1 juv
Spotted Sandpiper,2 juv
Ruddy Turnstone,2 juv
Sanderling,11- 2 adu, 3 juv, & 6 not aged
Least Sandpiper,1 juv
Semipalmated Sandpiper,1 juv
Ring-billed Gull,300 apx
Herring Gull,500 apx
LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL,1 first-cycle
Great Black-backed Gull,1 first-cycle
Caspian Tern,12
Common Tern,10
Forsters Tern,2 adults
Peregrine Falcon,1 local bird
Barn Swallow,60 est

EAST BEVERLY SHORES
Wood Duck,7
Great Blue Heron,3
Great Egret,1
Green Heron,1
Red-tailed Hawk,2
Red-headed Woodpecker,2 juvs
OLIVE-SIDED FLYCATCHER,1
Eastern Wood-Pewee,2 singing
Eastern Bluebird,1
Gray Catbird,8
Cedar Waxwing,2
Common Yellowthroat,2 call notes
Northern Cardinal,3
Eastern Towhee,1
Common Grackle,12
American Goldfinch,3
MILLER BEACH (in the rain)
Killdeer,1
Spotted Sandpiper,1 juv
Sanderling,5 not aged
Caspian Tern,1

NEAR THE HAMMOND CINDER FLATS
Semipalmated Plover,14- 2 adults & 12 juvs
Killdeer,1
Least Sandpiper,5 juvs
Semipalmated Sandpiper,3 juvs
RED KNOT,2 juvs together
Stilt Sandpiper,1 fresh juv plumage

GEORGE LAKE(west side only)
Pied-billed Grebe,3
Great Blue Heron,1

HAMMOND SANCTUARY (met Carolyn Marsh & Ed Hopkins)
Green Heron,1
American Kestrel,1
Chimney Swift,35
House Wren,1
Swainsons Thrush,2
Gray Catbird,1
American Redstart,1 IMF
Northern Waterthrush,1

FORSYTHE PARK & ADJ WOLF LAKE
Great Blue Heron,1
Great Egret,2
SNOWY EGRET,1
Chimney Swift,15
Ruby-throated Hummingbird,1
Red-eyed Vireo,2
Cedar Waxwing,5
Tennessee Warbler,1

WHITING PARK
Sharp-shinned Hawk,1
Chimney Swift,59
American Kestrel,1
Barn Swallow,4
Ovenbird,1
American Goldfinch,8

129th STREET REMEDIATION SITE (met Carolyn Marsh)
Short-billed Dowitcher,1 juv

CARLSON OXBOW PARK (great habitat)
Green-winged Teal,1
Great Blue Heron,1
Great Egret,2
Killdeer,15 apx
Solitary Sandpiper,2 ad & juv
Spotted Sandpiper,2 juv
Semipalmated Sandpiper,1 juv
Stilt Sandpiper,1 molting adult
Caspian Tern,1 adult
Peregrine Falcon,1 juv- perched

McCOOL BASIN (U.S. 6 & McCool Road)
Blue-winged Teal,15
Semipalmated Plover,3 juvs
Killdeer,10
Solitary Sandpiper,6-2 ads & 4 juv
Least Sandpiper,2 juvs
Pectoral Sandpiper,1 adult
Chimney Swift,1
Northern Rough-winged Swallow,1

STRIEBEL POND (w. side of Michigan City on Hitchcock Road)
Mute Swan,6
Mallard,20 apx
Green-winged Teal,18
Semipalmated Plover,1 juv
Killdeer,1
Solitary Sandpiper,3 juv
Spotted Sandpiper,1 juv
Caspian Tern,2 adults
Chimney Swift,5
Cedar Waxwing,3

Ken Brock
Chesterton, IN




Subject: Pigeon River, Fawn River
Date: Sat Aug 29 2015 15:07 pm
From: in-bird-l AT list.indiana.edu
 
Sandy Schacht and I found birding quiet with clouds and off and on sprinkles.  We got 50 species, including:
Pigeon River:
Wild Turkey 5
Sandhill Crane 40
Ruby-throated Hummingbird 1
E. Wood Pewee 5 or so
E. Phoebe 1
E. Kingbird 2
Vireo: White-eyed 1, Yellow-throated 2, Warbling 1, Red-eyed 3
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 1
Tennessee Warbler 1
Common Yellowthroat 1
Am. Redstart 1
Rose-breasted Grosbeak 2


Fawn River Fish Hatchery (one pond down, a big one W of road):
Killdeer
Solitary Sandpiper 5
Lesser Yellowlegs 20
Least Sandpiper 1
Pectoral Sandpiper 1
Wilson's Snipe 1
Belted Kingfisher 1


Jim Haw



Subject: Little Blue Herons Stillwater
Date: Sat Aug 29 2015 14:34 pm
From: in-bird-l AT list.indiana.edu
 

There are currently two  immature Little Blue Herons at Stillwater Marsh, Bloomington.. Being seen from observation platform. About 150 yards away.
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Sent from cell phone.



Subject: Marbled Godwit - Goose Pond
Date: Sat Aug 29 2015 11:52 am
From: stedbell AT indiana.edu
 
The 2 Black-bellied Whistling Duck are still present at Westminster Retirement Village, Terre Haute. 

Steve Bell and Jim Brown
Saturday 12.50 pm




> On 29 Aug 2015, at 10:31, Jeff Timmons wrote:
>
> Marbled Godwit - Goose Pond - seen from concrete bridge 1200 - found by Don Gorney
> --
> Sent from my Android device with K-9 Mail. Please excuse my brevity.



Subject:
Date: Sat Aug 29 2015 10:42 am
From: in-bird-l AT list.indiana.edu
 
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On Monday, August 24, 2015 4:52 PM, Doug Johnstone wrote:


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Subject: Marbled Godwit - Goose Pond
Date: Sat Aug 29 2015 9:31 am
From: jeffreytimmons AT comcast.net
 
Marbled Godwit - Goose Pond - seen from concrete bridge 1200 - found by Don Gorney
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Subject: Eagle Marsh-- August 29, 2015 AM
Date: Sat Aug 29 2015 8:54 am
From: rrang AT frontier.com
 
 On my coffee run this early morning, I heard a Baltimore Oriole calling along the service road behind Dunkin Donuts, so I made a couple of quick stops at Eagle Marsh, hoping to find a few other overnight travelers.  That didn't happen.  I did have an adult Black-crowned Night-Heron that flew low in front of me as I drove down the lane to the barn, but the only other species of some interest at the property was a second-year Bald Eagle at the west end, perched in a snag south of the Boy Scout lot.
Rodger RangFort Wayne



Subject: Red-necked Phalarope-Goose Pond
Date: Sat Aug 29 2015 8:36 am
From: jeffreytimmons AT comcast.net
 
Two Red-necked Phalarope - Goose Pond-  seen from main pool west levee- 1/2 mile down.  Great views.  Seen by multiple people already.
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Subject: Hammond Lakefront Sanctuary - 8/28 - Warblers
Date: Sat Aug 29 2015 6:55 am
From: in-bird-l AT list.indiana.edu
 
8/28
I checked the Hammond Lakefront Park this A.M. and had a nice number
of
warblers. Carolyn Marsh came to fill her feeders and bird baths - a big
hit with the Warblers.
Photos*
HAMMOND LAKEFRONT PARK (BIRD SANCTUARY):
1-B.W.Teal
4-D.C.Cornorants
1--Great Blue Heron
1-R.T.Hawk
1-Peregrine Falcon (on the beach)
20+Chimney Swifys
2-Downy W.P.
1-YELLOW-BELLIED F.C.
1-Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
8-B.C.Chickadees
15-Barn Swallows
1-House Wren
5-Catbirds
4-A.Robins
1-GOLDEN-WINGED Warbler (female) *
13-Tennessee Warblers *
4-Chestnut-sided Warblers (1m) *
3-Magnolia Warblers (1male) *
1-Cape May Warbler (f)
2-Black-throated Green Warblers (1m)
2-Blackburnian Warblers (1m)
1-Bay-breasted Warbler (m)
3-Blackpoll Warblers
2-Black&White Warblers ((1m)
10-A.Redstarts (all imfs) *
1-Ovenbird
1-N.Waterthrush
2-C.Yellowthroats
2-Wilson's Warblers (1m)
1-Indigo Bunting
1-Field Sparrow (juv.)
4-A.Goldfinch

Michael Topp
Highland IN.
I added some photos to my website mostly shorebirds (incl.
Juvenile Sanderlings)
and Warblers (incl. Golden-winged Warbler).
Photos: http://www.flickr.com/photos/m...







Subject: Eagle Marsh BCNHs-- August 28 PM
Date: Fri Aug 28 2015 21:42 pm
From: rrang AT frontier.com
 
Highlights at the west end from the Boy Scout lot down Trail 2 to just beyond the first tower (7:00-7:45):

Great Egret- 1
Green Heron- 1
Black-crowned Night-Heron- 1 adult perched in a snag for a lengthy but distant look
Spotted Sandpiper- 3
Greater Yellowlegs- 1
Unidentified peeps- 3 (all shorebirds distant)
Wilson's Snipe- 1
Marsh Wren- 1 carrying food


Highlights at the east end from the main gate down the lane to the woods south of the barn (7:50-8:30):

Blue-winged Teal- 5
Great Egret- 39; all east-bound towards Serv-All; mostly in groups of 1-4, but one group of 17
Green Heron- 10; all west-bound
Black-crowned Night-Heron- 3 immatures west-bound and together
Virginia Rail- 1
Sora- 1
Common Nighthawk- 1
Chimney Swift- 4
Belted Kingfisher- 1
Purple Martin- 1
Marsh Wren- 1
Indigo Bunting- 1

Rodger Rang
Fort Wayne



Subject: Vigo County, Black Bellied Whistling Ducks
Date: Fri Aug 28 2015 21:41 pm
From: in-bird-l AT list.indiana.edu
 
 As Peter mentioned, two Black Bellied Whistling Ducks were at West Minster Village tonight at 5:00PM.  Michael Brown, Paul Cambell and I watched and photographed them.  They are hanging out with a group of domestic mallards which seems to keep them relatively calm.  Much better light and looks versus the Sewage Plant/Graham Grain.  Paul is the photographer who captured the first ID pictures at West Minster pond for Herb Krausch.
CAUTION:   When viewing the ducks from the parking lot across to the opposite bank where they sit/preen/feed... you will be pointing your cameras/scopes/binoculars towards the back windows of condos. 
I don't want anyone to show up on www.familywatchdog.us as peeping toms!
Here is a video of the two preening:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/...
And a folder with Black Bellied Whistling ducks from West Minster/ Graham Grain/Goose Pond:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/...
jim



Subject: Black-bellied Whistling-Ducks, Terre Haute
Date: Fri Aug 28 2015 20:14 pm
From: Peter.Scott AT indstate.edu
 
?Two were reported on the lake at Westminster Village this afternoon about 5 pm, by Jim Sullivan.  1120 E. Davis Drive, south of Interstate 70 in south Terre Haute.



Subject: Baird's Sandpiper - Madison County
Date: Fri Aug 28 2015 19:16 pm
From: jeffreytimmons AT comcast.net
 
My only shorebird habitat has not had much in the way of birds and is drying
up quickly. The highlight tonight was a Baird's Sandpiper. Rest of the
birds are below. Link is to location just north of Anderson on W 100 N



https://www.google.com/maps/place/40%C2%B008'39.0%22N+85%C2%B041'13.3%22W/@4
0.1441523,-85.6870347,13z/data=!4m2!3m1!1s0x0:0x0




Species

Count


Canada Goose

1


Wood Duck

5


Mallard

6


Pied-billed Grebe

2


Great Blue Heron

27


Great Egret

10


Green Heron

1


Cooper's Hawk

1


Semipalmated Plover

1


Killdeer

X


Spotted Sandpiper

2


Lesser Yellowlegs

1


Baird's Sandpiper

1


Least Sandpiper

8


Semipalmated Sandpiper

2


Mourning Dove

1


European Starling

30





Jeff Timmons








Subject: Upland sandpiper and other shorebirds- pike county
Date: Fri Aug 28 2015 18:21 pm
From: jeremy.ross AT hotmail.com
 
I got wind of a muddy waterhole in the white river bottoms just outside of Petersburg.  Since it was on private property and I knew the owner, got permission to drive the lane and take a look. Thursday this hole contained two Wilson's phalarope and an upland sandpiper along with the other " usual suspects".   This was a lifer for me and certainly a very rare bird for pike. Today it was less attended but still had some birds including an American golden plover.
Jeremy Ross
Petersburg, IN



Subject: Recent Sightings MNWR and Monroe Cty.
Date: Fri Aug 28 2015 16:39 pm
From: Nighthawk AT prograde.net
 


Begin forwarded message:

From: David Crouch
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Recent Sightings MNWR and Monroe Cty.
Date: August 28, 2015 at 5:32:56 PM EDT
To: IN-BIRD-L
Reply-To: David Crouch

Recent sightings indicate the first waves of Southbound migrants and the start of breeding species in the staging process. I was particularly pleased to have an adult Wild Turkey fly close in front today. The flight feather plumage is really spectacular on these large birds. Dave Crouch Seymour

SR 446 south of Deam, Monroe, Indiana, US
Aug 28, 2015 2:05 PM
Protocol: Incidental
Comments: On SR 446 just south of Tower Ridge Road,
1 species

Wild Turkey 15 Crossing highway West to East. I (southbound) stopped as did a northbound vehicle. Two adults followed by 11 first year and then 1 first year with two adults on West side of road. One of those adults then flew to East side of road.

View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S24792642

Muscatatuck NWR - Jackson County, Jackson, Indiana, US
Aug 27, 2015 4:05 PM - 4:17 PM
Protocol: Stationary
Comments: Viewing the MNWR Visitor Center feeder area.
18 species

Mourning Dove 4
Yellow-billed Cuckoo 1 heard only to the S/W of feeders.
Ruby-throated Hummingbird 1
Red-bellied Woodpecker 2
Downy Woodpecker 2
Hairy Woodpecker 2
Eastern Phoebe 2 In front of VC, adult feeding offspring.
Carolina Chickadee 2
Tufted Titmouse 3
White-breasted Nuthatch 5
House Wren 2
Nashville Warbler 1 Flitting through trees above feeders.
American Redstart 1 Very active "yellow start". Limb to limb and lots of exploring rocks lining water feature.
Eastern Towhee 1 Female or possible juvenile.
Northern Cardinal 5
Baltimore Oriole 1 First year female in trees.
House Finch 2
American Goldfinch 7

View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S24792488

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

Muscatatuck NWR - Jackson County, Jackson, Indiana, US
Aug 25, 2015 9:15 AM - 10:45 AM
Protocol: Traveling
5.0 mile(s)
Comments: Checked the auto tour route and spur to M6.
24 species

Canada Goose 14
Pied-billed Grebe 1
Great Blue Heron 3
Green Heron 4
Turkey Vulture 1
Mourning Dove 3
Red-bellied Woodpecker 1
Downy Woodpecker 1
Eastern Wood-Pewee 2
Eastern Phoebe 1
Yellow-throated Vireo 1
Warbling Vireo 1
Blue Jay 4
American Crow 1
White-breasted Nuthatch 1
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 3
American Robin 15
Gray Catbird 2
Northern Mockingbird 1
Field Sparrow 1
Song Sparrow 1
Northern Cardinal 2
Indigo Bunting 2
American Goldfinch 2

View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S24767510

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




Subject: Recent Sightings MNWR and Monroe Cty.
Date: Fri Aug 28 2015 16:33 pm
From: Nighthawk AT prograde.net
 
Recent sightings indicate the first waves of Southbound migrants and the start of breeding species in the staging process. I was particularly pleased to have an adult Wild Turkey fly close in front today. The flight feather plumage is really spectacular on these large birds.

SR 446 south of Deam, Monroe, Indiana, US
Aug 28, 2015 2:05 PM
Protocol: Incidental
Comments: On SR 446 just south of Tower Ridge Road,
1 species

Wild Turkey 15 Crossing highway West to East. I (southbound) stopped as did a northbound vehicle. Two adults followed by 11 first year and then 1 first year with two adults on West side of road. One of those adults then flew to East side of road.

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Subject: RE: eBird Report - Pine Creek Gamebird Habitat Area , Aug 27, 2015
Date: Fri Aug 28 2015 15:31 pm
From: jdunning AT purdue.edu
 
There is some close (to county road 200 North) shorebird habitat at Pine Creek right where the road crosses the marshes.  More habitat is in the northern basin, but requires time and boots to walk to the NE corner.  Pair of Baird's Sandpipers yesterday afternoon, along with three Sora out walking around in the open.

Barny
Misner13@frontier.com

Pine Creek Gamebird Habitat Area , Benton, Indiana, US Aug 27, 2015 4:00 PM - 5:10 PM
26 species

Canada Goose 73
Wood Duck 110
Mallard 106
Blue-winged Teal 128
Ring-necked Pheasant 2
Great Blue Heron 20
Great Egret 1
Turkey Vulture 2
Red-tailed Hawk 1
Sora 3
Killdeer 53
Lesser Yellowlegs 10
Baird's Sandpiper 2
Pectoral Sandpiper 2
Mourning Dove 20
Chimney Swift 2
Eastern Kingbird 1
Blue Jay 1
American Crow 2
Northern Rough-winged Swallow 1
Tree Swallow 100
Barn Swallow 5
Cliff Swallow 3
Gray Catbird 3
Bobolink 6 heard along wetland edges
American Goldfinch 2

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Subject: Muscatatuck NWR (8/28)
Date: Fri Aug 28 2015 14:34 pm
From: abelt AT umail.iu.edu
 
This morning, I drove to Muscatatuck and birded along the auto tour route
as well as a few other places on the refuge. A few warbler species were
there, but the only shorebirds were killdeer and solitary sandpipers.

Andy Belt
Bloomington


Muscatatuck NWR, Jackson, Indiana, US
Aug 28, 2015 9:15 AM - 12:45 PM
Protocol: Traveling
7.5 mile(s)
Comments: Sunny morning with temperatures in the low to mid 70s.
37 species

Canada Goose 6
Wood Duck 29
Wild Turkey 14
Pied-billed Grebe 1
Double-crested Cormorant 1
Great Blue Heron (Blue form) 5
Green Heron 1
Turkey Vulture 4
Cooper's Hawk 1
Killdeer 3
Solitary Sandpiper 3
Mourning Dove 13
Ruby-throated Hummingbird 2
Red-bellied Woodpecker 2
Downy Woodpecker 5
Pileated Woodpecker 3
Eastern Wood-Pewee 2
White-eyed Vireo 1
American Crow 3
Tree Swallow 3
Barn Swallow 1
Carolina Chickadee 1
Tufted Titmouse 7
White-breasted Nuthatch (Eastern) 5
American Robin 5
Gray Catbird 6
Golden-winged Warbler 1
Common Yellowthroat 3
American Redstart 2
Bay-breasted Warbler 1
Yellow-throated Warbler 1
Field Sparrow 2
Eastern Towhee 1
Northern Cardinal 3
Indigo Bunting 2
House Finch 1
American Goldfinch 5

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Subject: Stillwater
Date: Fri Aug 28 2015 12:18 pm
From: whitehea AT indiana.edu
 
This morning Betsy and I birded Stillwater Marsh (along with jim and Susan's class).  nice conditions, some interesting birds.  The highlights:

Wood Duck - 9

Mallard - 2

Great Blue Heron - 14

Great Egret - 9

Little Blue Heron - 1 (imm)

Green Heron - 1

Turkey Vulture - 2

Bald Eagle - 1 (ad)

Red-sh. Hawk - 1 (imm)

Lesser Yellowlegs - 1

Ruby-thr. Hummingbird - 2

Belted Kingfisher - 1

E. Phoebe - 1

White-eyed Vireo - 1

Red-eyed Vireo - 2

Barn Swallow - 85

Cliff Swallow - 4

Common Yellowthroat - 2



Don Whitehead

Bloomington

whitehea@indiana.edu



Subject: Franke Park, Ft. Wayne
Date: Fri Aug 28 2015 11:59 am
From: in-bird-l AT list.indiana.edu
 
By chance I met Terry and Karen Augsburger shortly after I arrived at Franke Park this morning.  They had the flock of the day in sight.  I left early; they may have added to the list below:
E. Wood Pewee 3
Warbling Vireo 1
Red-eyed Vireo 1
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 1
Warbler: Tennessee, Chestnut-sided, Black-throated Green, Bay-breasted, Black and White, one each


Walking back to my car, I heard a Summer Tanager at jct. of road north of frog pond and BMX track parking lot.


I did not see the Black-bellied Whistling Duck, but it may have been in the zoo visiting its distant cousins, as it sometimes does.


Jim Haw



Subject: Mt St Francis Sanctuary, Floyd County Warblers
Date: Fri Aug 28 2015 11:09 am
From: ddstriegel AT frontier.com
 
Had an enjoyable morning hiking at Mt St Francis Sanctuary this morning.  Finally had some decent warblers moving thru.  Observed five Golden-winged Warblers, most I've seen in one day; 3 in one group and 2 in another group).

Mt. St. Francis Sanctuary, Floyd, Indiana, US
Aug 28, 2015 9:15 AM - 11:15 AM
Protocol: Traveling on foot
2.0 mile(s)
Comments: some nice warblers observed today
36 species

Red-shouldered Hawk 1
Mourning Dove 3
Ruby-throated Hummingbird 5 (working jewlweed)
Red-bellied Woodpecker 3
Downy Woodpecker 2
Pileated Woodpecker 2
Eastern Wood-Pewee 3
Yellow-throated Vireo 2
Red-eyed Vireo 1
Blue Jay 12
American Crow 7
Tree Swallow 2
Carolina Chickadee 15
Tufted Titmouse 12
White-breasted Nuthatch 4
Carolina Wren 1
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 4
Eastern Bluebird 3
American Robin 1
Brown Thrasher 1
European Starling 1
Cedar Waxwing 2
Golden-winged Warbler 5 (most golden-winged warblers seen in one day)
Tennessee Warbler 2
Nashville Warbler 2
Kentucky Warbler 1
Common Yellowthroat 3
American Redstart 3
Chestnut-sided Warbler 6
Black-throated Green Warbler 1
Chipping Sparrow 2
Field Sparrow 3
Eastern Towhee 2
Northern Cardinal 3
Indigo Bunting 5
American Goldfinch 12

Del Striegel
Georgetown, IN (Floyd County)

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Subject: R.b. Grosbeak
Date: Fri Aug 28 2015 7:42 am
From: jcwinebrenner AT ymail.com
 
     We had a female Rose-breasted Grosbeak visiting our feeders yesterday. First one I've seen since early spring.
John WinebrennerFort Wayne



Subject: Olive-sided Flycatcher - Beverly Shores
Date: Thu Aug 27 2015 22:58 pm
From: info AT indunesbirdingfestival.com
 
Karen and I observed an Olive-sided Flycatcher at Beverly Shores this evening. The bird was seen feeding high in the dead trees on the south side of the closed portion of Beverly Drive about 1/4 mile east from the parking spot off Kimmel Rd.
Thanks and regards,
John Lindsey
Vice Chair • INDBF Festival Executive Committee
Web: www.indunesbirdingfestival.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/indunesbirdingfestival
Twitter: www.twitter.com/INDunesBirdFest








Subject: Miller Beach - 8/27 - Piping Plover
Date: Thu Aug 27 2015 20:34 pm
From: in-bird-l AT list.indiana.edu
 
8/27
I checked Miller Beach (P.M.)
HIGHLIGHTS include a banded Piping Plover, and Juv. Sanderlings
* Photos I will post later.
MILLER BEACH:
1-D.C.Cormorant
2-Caspian Terns
1-R.T.Hawk
1-Turkey Vulture
1-Killdeer
5-Semipalmated Plovers (2ad.,2juvs., 1unaged)
1-PIPING PLOVER * (Banded - I think it was left leg (orange) / Right
leg (silver/powder blue)
I will look at the pictures to confirm later.
2-Spotted Sandpipers (juvs.)
7-Sanderlings (4ad.,3juvs) *
1-Semipalmated Sandpiper * (Juv.)
3-Least Sandpipers (Juvs.)
4-Barn Swallows

Also near my lab (on Wed.) inside U.S.Steel I saw the
Mockingbird family (4-birds)
and at my feeders an adult Red-headed W.P. and 2 juv birds are
at my suet feeders
every day.

Michael Topp

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





Subject: Neotropic Cormorant: NO
Date: Thu Aug 27 2015 18:42 pm
From: myough AT gmail.com
 
Tonight at the Celery Bog (Tippecanoe Co.) from roughly 6:45 to 7:30:

18 Double-crested Cormorants
0 Neotropic Cormorants

Hoping for better luck tomorrow.



Mike Yough
West Lafayette, IN



Subject: Illiana Birds: Hammond Bird Sanctuary warblers
Date: Thu Aug 27 2015 17:20 pm
From: cmarshbird AT prodigy.net
 
August 27, 2015 - At the Hammond Bird Sanctuary feeder station it was busy
with warblers.

Red-tailed Hawk 2

American Kestrel 2

Chimney Swifts 30+

Eastern Wood-Pewee 1

Least Flycatcher 2

Red-eyed Vireo 2

Black-capped Chickadee 5

House Wren 3

Swainson's Thrush 1

Gray Catbird 4

Tennessee Warbler 3

Chestnut-sided Warbler 2

Magnolia Warbler 2

Yellow Warbler 1

Cape May Warbler 2

Black-throated Blue Warbler 1 (F)

Black-throated Green Warbler 1

Blackburnian Warbler 1

Bay-breasted Warbler 1

Blackpoll Warbler 3

Black-and-white Warbler 1

American Redstart 8

Northern Waterthrush 1

Wilson's Warbler 2

Scarlet Tanager 1

Northern Cardinal 4

Rose-breasted Grosbeak 1

House Finch 2

American Goldfinch 4



August 22, 2015 Blue-winged Warbler by Jim and Linda Strange

August 26, 2015 Yellow-bellied Flycatcher

August 26, 2015 Great Crested Flycatcher, also seen by Charles, Schererville

August 26, 2015 Yellow-bellied Sapsucker, also seen by Charles, Schererville



Carolyn Marsh, Whiting, Lake County






Subject: American Golden-Plover
Date: Thu Aug 27 2015 14:00 pm
From: cahuff AT depauw.edu
 
I saw an American Golden-Plover amidst Killdeer at the Big Walnut Sports Park just outside Greencastle in Putnam County on Thursday the 26th at 11:00 AM.



Subject: DePauw Nature Park Warblers
Date: Thu Aug 27 2015 13:59 pm
From: cahuff AT depauw.edu
 
Dean Finley, Whitney Morrill, Roxanne Pannell, Jerry Rudd and I birded the DePauw Nature Park this morning. 

The highlights were 5 warblers: Canada, Chestnut-sided, Tennessee, Black and White, Black-throated Green. We also saw a Yellow-throated Vireo and lots of Yellow-billed Cuckoos.

Here is the whole list.

DePauw Nature Park, Putnam, Indiana, US
Aug 27, 2015 7:59 AM - 12:13 PM
Protocol: Traveling
4.3 mile(s)
Comments: Submitted from eBird for iOS, version 1.0.1 Build 5
39 species

Canada Goose 1
Turkey Vulture 5
Red-shouldered Hawk 2
Mourning Dove 2
Yellow-billed Cuckoo 6
Chimney Swift 2
Ruby-throated Hummingbird 3
Belted Kingfisher 1
Downy Woodpecker 2
Pileated Woodpecker 1
Eastern Wood-Pewee 4
Acadian Flycatcher 1
White-eyed Vireo 3
Yellow-throated Vireo 1
Red-eyed Vireo 5
Blue Jay 1
American Crow 6
Carolina Chickadee 6
Tufted Titmouse 3
White-breasted Nuthatch 1
Carolina Wren 3
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 7
Eastern Bluebird 2
American Robin 1
Gray Catbird 1
Northern Mockingbird 1
Cedar Waxwing 3
Black-and-white Warbler 3
Tennessee Warbler 2
Chestnut-sided Warbler 1
Black-throated Green Warbler 1
Canada Warbler 1
Chipping Sparrow 1
Field Sparrow 1
Northern Cardinal 9
Indigo Bunting 4
Baltimore Oriole 1
House Finch 1
American Goldfinch 1



Subject: Chain O' Lakes
Date: Thu Aug 27 2015 13:51 pm
From: in-bird-l AT list.indiana.edu
 
Early sun burned off the fog, and birds were moving.  Then clouds rolled in, and the park got very quiet.  Sandy Schacht and I had 34 species in the Park, including
Yellow-billed Cuckoo 1
E. Wood Pewee
Acadian Flycatcher 1
White-eyed Vireo 3
Red-eyed Vireo 3
Warbler: blue-winged 1, Tennessee 1, Cerulean 1 imm., Common Yellowthroat 1, Hooded 1


Jim Haw



Subject: Gene Stratton-Porter Bird Survey 9/3
Date: Thu Aug 27 2015 12:42 pm
From: TConrad AT indianamuseum.org
 
The Gene Stratton-Porter State Historic Site is conducting a base line survey on 80 acres of former farm land in Rome City, Indiana. The information will be used to reference against once the land is restored to wetland and prairie grassland. Monthly surveys of the land will be compiled for  5 years and submitted to the Indiana Academy of Science discussing the impact of the restoration of the land and the increased diversity of bird species.  The survey will be taking place in the farm fields to the west of the Gene Stratton-Porter main property, with 5 specific locations in the fields as survey points. We will meet at the Carriage House Visitor's Center at the Gene Stratton-Porter State Historic Site at 7:30 a.m. on Thursday September 3rd . We are located at 1205 Pleasant Point, Rome City, IN 46784. If you have any questions please contact the site naturalist, Tiffany, at 260.854.3790.

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

Next survey date: September 17th 8:00 am


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





Subject: Dearborn County birds
Date: Thu Aug 27 2015 12:27 pm
From: bdecker.bird AT gmail.com
 
HOME-US-IN-Sunman-22883 Mockingbird Lane, Dearborn, Indiana, US
Aug 27, 2015 8:45 AM - 9:15 AM
Protocol: Traveling
0.5 mile(s)
Comments: Submitted from eBird for iOS, version 1.1.0 Build 15
33 species

Wild Turkey 1
Turkey Vulture 7
Red-shouldered Hawk 1
Mourning Dove 12
Yellow-billed Cuckoo 1
Red-bellied Woodpecker 2
Downy Woodpecker 1
Hairy Woodpecker 1
Northern Flicker (Yellow-shafted) 2
Pileated Woodpecker 1
Eastern Wood-Pewee 2
Eastern Phoebe 1
Eastern Kingbird 4
Philadelphia Vireo 1
American Crow 3
Carolina Chickadee 3
Tufted Titmouse 1
White-breasted Nuthatch (Eastern) 2
House Wren 4
Carolina Wren 1
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 1
Eastern Bluebird 1
American Robin 1
Gray Catbird 2
European Starling 37
Prairie Warbler 1
Chipping Sparrow 6
Field Sparrow 7
Song Sparrow 3
Eastern Towhee 2
Northern Cardinal 4
House Finch 7
American Goldfinch 12

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5 MILE RADIUS from home-US-IN-Sunman - 39.2007x-84.9998, Dearborn, Indiana, US
Aug 27, 2015 9:44 AM - 12:14 PM
Protocol: Traveling
4.0 mile(s)
Comments: 4 miles walking Submitted from eBird for iOS, version 1.1.0 Build 15
30 species

Wild Turkey 4
Great Blue Heron 1
Black Vulture 2
Turkey Vulture 4
Mourning Dove 5
Ruby-throated Hummingbird 1
Downy Woodpecker 2
Hairy Woodpecker 1
Northern Flicker 1
Pileated Woodpecker 1
Eastern Wood-Pewee 2
Eastern Phoebe 1
Great Crested Flycatcher 1
White-eyed Vireo 1
Blue Jay 4
American Crow 3
Purple Martin 1
Carolina Chickadee 5
Tufted Titmouse 4
White-breasted Nuthatch 6
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 1
American Robin 10
Gray Catbird 1
European Starling 18
Nashville Warbler 1
Chipping Sparrow 2
Eastern Towhee 1
Northern Cardinal 2
House Finch 1
American Goldfinch 3

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Bob Decker

Sent from my iPhone



Subject: Whip-poor-will
Date: Thu Aug 27 2015 12:01 pm
From: tgreene AT indiana.edu
 
Was outside at the right time early this morning to hear a whip-poor-will.

Terri Greene
SW Monroe Co
________________________

Aug 27, 2015
Protocol: Incidental

Eastern Whip-poor-will 1

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Subject: Neotropic Cormorant-Yes
Date: Thu Aug 27 2015 9:44 am
From: landonneumann25 AT gmail.com
 
Nice scope views currently at south observation deck sitting in snag.
Appears to be an adult. Small bill and size. White around end of bill.

Landon Neumann
West Lafayette



Subject: possible Neotropic Cormorant, Celery Bog, Tippecanoe County
Date: Thu Aug 27 2015 9:22 am
From: jdunning AT purdue.edu
 
This morning at Celery Bog, I had a possible Neotropic Cormorant in the southern main wetland basin at Celery Bog. There was a group of about 20 Double-crested Cormorants in the center of the basin, hanging out on a group of drowned tree stumps. Many of the bird had their wings out, drying.  The highest bird (on the tallest of the snags) appeared to be quite small in terms of body size compared to the rest of the cormorants. I couldn't get a good look at the bill (and was birding with some Columbian students so I couldn't dawdle) but it looked like a candidate for a Neotropic.  We saw it about 8:30 this morning.
Barny
Misner13@frontier.com



Subject: eBird Report - Elkhart River, Millrace and Woods, Aug 26, 2015
Date: Wed Aug 26 2015 21:28 pm
From: ekjwh68 AT hotmail.com
 
Here is the report from the Wed am birdwalk in Goshen.  It was a fairly slow, quiet morning but the Pileated Woodpeckers, Tennessee Warblers and American Redstarts were fun to see.
Following the walk, several of us drove to Wakarusa and visited the sewage ponds. There were periods of heavy drizzle. We were rewarded with a Baird's Sandpiper as well as 2 Short-billed Dowitchers. We did not find the Stilt Sandpiper of last week and there were no Black Terns. There were the usual Spotted Sandpipers, Pectoral Sandpipers, Yellowlegs (both species), 2 Semi-palmated Plovers, Semi-palmated Sandpipers, Barn, Northern Rough-winged, Cliff and Tree Swallows as well as Canada Geese and Mallards.

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


> Date: Wed, 26 Aug 2015 22:17:54 -0400
> From: ebird-checklist@cornell.edu
> Subject: eBird Report - Elkhart River, Millrace and Woods, Aug 26, 2015
>
> Elkhart River, Millrace and Woods, Elkhart, Indiana, US
> Aug 26, 2015 8:15 AM - 11:45 AM
> Protocol: Traveling
> 2.5 mile(s)
> Comments: It was a cool, overcast morning with a slight breeze at times. There was an occasional drizzle. Mosquitos kept us out of most of the woods along the Elkhart River. Observers were: Ann Kauffman, Mary Martin, Liz Jacobs, Larry Ford, Annie Aguirre, Elaine Harley, John Harley and Gary Keister
> 44 species (+1 other taxa)
>
> Canada Goose 35
> Mute Swan 11
> Wood Duck 11
> Mallard 22
> Pied-billed Grebe 1
> Great Blue Heron 3
> Green Heron 1
> Turkey Vulture 1
> Mourning Dove 3
> Chimney Swift 29
> Ruby-throated Hummingbird 12 1 male and 11 females
> Red-bellied Woodpecker 3
> Downy Woodpecker 4
> Pileated Woodpecker 3 2 together on one tree and another flying across the millrace
> Eastern Wood-Pewee 5
> Eastern Phoebe 7
> Eastern Kingbird 2
> Warbling Vireo 1
> Red-eyed Vireo 1
> Blue Jay 3
> Northern Rough-winged Swallow 7
> Purple Martin 2
> Barn Swallow 2
> Black-capped Chickadee 6
> Tufted Titmouse 3
> White-breasted Nuthatch 7
> Carolina Wren 5
> Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 1
> Eastern Bluebird 3
> American Robin 7
> Gray Catbird 8
> European Starling 3
> Cedar Waxwing 1
> Tennessee Warbler 2
> American Redstart 2 both were female
> Chipping Sparrow 4
> Song Sparrow 1
> Northern Cardinal 17
> Indigo Bunting 2
> Brown-headed Cowbird 1
> Baltimore Oriole 2
> House Finch 6
> American Goldfinch 7
> House Sparrow 31
> passerine sp. 1 a silent empid
>
> View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S24772323
>
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Subject: American Golden-Plover - Madison county
Date: Wed Aug 26 2015 20:36 pm
From: jeffreytimmons AT comcast.net
 
Below is a list of birds at the location linked below.  It is in a flooded
field off of N 100 W. Habitat looks excellent but the birds have not been
as abundant as the other field that dried up. Highlight while I scanned
was the American Golden-Plover. I was able to practice phone scoping a
picture of it. Need more practice at this!



https://www.google.com/maps/place/40%C2%B008'39.0%22N+85%C2%B041'13.3%22W/@4
0.1441523,-85.6870347,13z/data=!4m2!3m1!1s0x0:0x0








Species

Count


Wood Duck

6


Mallard

8


Great Blue Heron

23


Great Egret

17


Green Heron

1


Turkey Vulture

3


Cooper's Hawk

1


American Golden-Plover

1


Killdeer

200


Spotted Sandpiper

1


Solitary Sandpiper

3


Lesser Yellowlegs

4


Least Sandpiper

4


Semipalmated Sandpiper

4


Mourning Dove

4


Barn Swallow

6


European Starling

30






Subject: Fw: Cool Creek Bird List
Date: Wed Aug 26 2015 19:23 pm
From: t.ballenger AT sbcglobal.net
 

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From: Becky Heck
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Sent: Wednesday, August 26, 2015 12:43 PM
Subject: Cool Creek Bird List

Cool Creek Bird List- Wednesday, August 26, 2015Our count today was 30 birds. Of those we saw 29 and heard 1.It was a great day, the migration has begun. It was 60°F when we started and it was 67°F when we ended. It was mostly cloudy. There were 12 people in attendance.  Next week (Sept. 2) we meet at Strawtown/Koteewi Park at 8:30 am at the Nature Center parking lot.  Tomorrow night is the meeting at Blatchley Nature Study Club at 7:30 pm. Jaime Hubbard is going to speak about her “Trip to the Galapagos Islands”. The address is 125 Boulder Drive,  Noblesville. You are all welcome to attend.  Bird List:American RobinHouse FinchRed-bellied WoodpeckerEastern Wood-peweeRuby-throated HummingbirdWhite-breasted NuthatchCarolina ChickadeeEuropean StarlingRed-eyed VireoDowny WoodpeckerGreat Blue HeronAmerican RedstartBlue-gray GnatcatcherGray CatbirdTufted-titmouseBlue-winged Warbler (95% sure)Chestnut-sided WarblerBlackburnian WarblerNorthern CardinalAmerican GoldfinchBlack and White WarblerAcadian FlycatcherPileated WoodpeckerTennessee WarblerHairy WoodpeckerSwainson’s ThrushAmerican Crow (heard only)  Near Nature CenterCooper’s HawkHouse SparrowCarolina Wren




Subject: BB Whistling-Duck report, new Terre Haute location
Date: Wed Aug 26 2015 13:35 pm
From: Peter.Scott AT indstate.edu
 
I got a phone call from Herb Krauch today, a birder who has seen a photograph of a Black-bellied Whistling-Duck taken by a fellow resident at WESTMINSTER VILLAGE, a retirement community at 1120 E. Davis Drive in south Terre Haute.  The duck showed up yesterday (Tues., 8/25) at the lake in the Villas section of the Village (separate residences around the lake), and was seen again today by the photographer.  Apparently there is just one.


This coincides with the fact that, as of Friday 8/21, only one duck has been seen of the original pair at the original site (3201 S. Prairieton Rd), which is about 3 miles west of Westminster. I think the latest report from there was Monday morning, 8/24.





Subject: Alder, Yellow-bellied Flycatchers
Date: Wed Aug 26 2015 9:38 am
From: landonneumann25 AT gmail.com
 
A quick walk around Celery Bog proved productive today. Numbers are still
mostly low, but diversity is picking up.

Highlights
Yellow-bellied Flycatcher 1
Alder Flycatcher 1 called. My first fall alder in IN.
Red-eyed Video 1
Yellow-throated Vireo 1
Warbling Vireo 2
Blue-winged Warbler 1
Nashville Warbler 1
American Redstart 1
Tennessee Warbler 7
Chestnut-sided Warbler 1
Canada Warbler 1

Landon Neumann
West Lafayette, IN



Subject: Goose Pond FWA Ruddy Turnstone, Am Golden-Plovers
Date: Tue Aug 25 2015 19:48 pm
From: greenpertplus AT hotmail.com
 
Gary Langell and I did a shorebird survey at Goose Pond FWA, Greene County, today. Highlights were American Golden-Plovers, Ruddy Turnstone, Baird's Sandpiper, Wilson's Phalaropes, and nice side-by-side comparisons of Stilt Sandpipers and Short-billed Dowitchers.

The best units were Main Pool West and GP7. In MPW, the best habitat was seen from the east levee, just south of the east end of the double ditches (approx. 38.9784 -87.1695), which unfortunately requires a little more than a mile's hike from the nearest parking lot (in the NE corner of MPW at 38.9946 -87.1821). At this location, we had wonderful close views of 44 Stilt Sandpipers, 9 Short-billed Dowitchers, and 2 Wilson's Phalaropes. The STSA and SBDO were adults and juveniles, showing a nice assortment of plumages, and we really enjoyed comparing them in the wonderful morning light. The juvenile Ruddy Turnstone was just north of the east end of the double ditches, and was also quite close. See the MPW checklist link below for Gary's embedded photo.

In GP7, the birds can be seen from SR 59. Today the main concentration was just south of the main double ditches parking lot. There is a nice mudflat in GP7, but a scope is needed since it is a bit far. The Golden-Plovers were adults mostly in alternate plumage and were easy to pick out. Just across the highway, in the closest strip of water in MPW, we located a juvenile Baird's Sandpiper... sometimes it pays to turn the scope around. :)

For both of these shorebird locations, morning visits are best since you're looking west.

Goose Pond FWA--Main Pool West, Greene, Indiana, US
Aug 25, 2015 8:42 AM - 11:47 AM
Protocol: Traveling
5.0 mile(s)
Comments: The best habitat today was seen from the east levee just south east of the east end of the double ditches (requiring> a 1 mile hike from SR 59 parking lot in NE corner of MPW) Submitted from eBird for iOS, version 1.1.0 Build 15
46 species

Canada Goose 89
Wood Duck 55
Mallard 109
Blue-winged Teal 101
Northern Shoveler 32 Counted individually
Green-winged Teal 3
Pied-billed Grebe 4
Double-crested Cormorant 75
American White Pelican 3
Great Blue Heron 65
Great Egret 76
Black-crowned Night-Heron 13 flushed from ditches. 11 adults and 2 juvs
Cooper's Hawk 1
Bald Eagle 3 adult and two juvs
Red-tailed Hawk 1 adult mobbing an eagle
Sora 2
Common Gallinule 3
Black-necked Stilt 50 Counted individually
Semipalmated Plover 20
Spotted Sandpiper 14
Greater Yellowlegs 9
Lesser Yellowlegs 52
Ruddy Turnstone 1 Juvenile

Stilt Sandpiper 47 Individually counted
Baird's Sandpiper 1
Least Sandpiper 44
Pectoral Sandpiper 35
Semipalmated Sandpiper 16
Short-billed Dowitcher 9
Wilson's Phalarope 2 Juveniles

Chimney Swift 1
Red-headed Woodpecker 1
Eastern Kingbird 1
Bell's Vireo 4
Warbling Vireo (Eastern) 1
American Crow 8
Northern Rough-winged Swallow 100
Purple Martin 7
Tree Swallow 2000
Bank Swallow 3
Barn Swallow 100
Cliff Swallow 100
Common Yellowthroat 1
Song Sparrow 10
Blue Grosbeak 1
Bobolink 5

View this checklist online athttp://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S24759140

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Goose Pond FWA--GP7, Greene, Indiana, US
Aug 25, 2015 11:55 AM - 12:41 PM
Protocol: Traveling
0.5 mile(s)
Comments: Looking into the unit from SR 59 Submitted from eBird for iOS, version 1.1.0 Build 15
8 species

Black-necked Stilt 7
American Golden-Plover 9 Individually counted
Killdeer 40
Spotted Sandpiper 1
Greater Yellowlegs 1
Lesser Yellowlegs 27
Least Sandpiper 4
Pectoral Sandpiper 55

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Goose Pond FWA--GP9, Greene, Indiana, US
Aug 25, 2015 12:58 PM - 1:03 PM
Protocol: Stationary
Comments: Submitted from eBird for iOS, version 1.1.0 Build 15
3 species

Killdeer 1
Lesser Yellowlegs 1
Least Sandpiper 2

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Goose Pond FWA--GP12, Greene, Indiana, US
Aug 25, 2015 1:15 PM - 1:35 PM
Protocol: Traveling
0.25 mile(s)
Comments: Submitted from eBird for iOS, version 1.1.0 Build 15
9 species

Wood Duck 20
Mallard 150
Blue-winged Teal 100
American Bittern 1 Took a brief flight inside the unit. Landed back in the unit
Cooper's Hawk 1 adult
Killdeer 10
Willow Flycatcher 1
Louisiana Waterthrush 1 Observed at edge of ditch perched low in tree bobbing tail. Wide white supercillium with no hints of yellow.
American Goldfinch 1

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Goose Pond FWA--GP11N, Greene, Indiana, US
Aug 25, 2015 1:38 PM - 1:48 PM
Protocol: Traveling
0.25 mile(s)
Comments: Submitted from eBird for iOS, version 1.1.0 Build 15
7 species

Great Blue Heron 2
Red-shouldered Hawk 1 imm
Killdeer 15
Spotted Sandpiper 1
Pectoral Sandpiper 2
Willow Flycatcher 1
Bell's Vireo 1

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Goose Pond FWA--Beehunter Marsh BH3, Greene, Indiana, US
Aug 25, 2015 2:00 PM - 2:10 PM
Protocol: Traveling
0.621 mile(s)
Comments: Submitted from eBird for iOS, version 1.0.1 Build 5
12 species

Wood Duck 25
Mallard 10
Great Blue Heron 5
Killdeer 10
Lesser Yellowlegs 4
Downy Woodpecker 1
Warbling Vireo 1
Tree Swallow 25
Barn Swallow 10
Common Yellowthroat 1
Indigo Bunting 1
American Goldfinch 2

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Goose Pond FWA--Beehunter Marsh BH5N, Greene, Indiana, US
Aug 25, 2015 2:15 PM - 2:23 PM
Protocol: Traveling
0.5 mile(s)
Comments: Smartweed is covering every inch of the mud flats in BH5N and BH4. These units are not worth the time to survey for shorebirds anymore this fall season. Submitted from eBird for iOS, version 1.0.1 Build 5
2 species

Great Blue Heron 2
Cooper's Hawk 1

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Goose Pond FWA--GP4, Greene, Indiana, US
Aug 25, 2015 2:30 PM - 2:43 PM
Protocol: Traveling
1.0 mile(s)
Comments: Unit still has potential but I have found very few shorebirds the last five or six times that I visited Submitted from eBird for iOS, version 1.0.1 Build 5
5 species

Wood Duck 20
Red-shouldered Hawk 1 imm
Killdeer 11
Gray Catbird 1
American Goldfinch 2

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Goose Pond FWA--GP2, Greene, Indiana, US
Aug 25, 2015 2:47 PM - 2:51 PM
Protocol: Traveling
0.2 mile(s)
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3 species

Killdeer 2
Bell's Vireo 1
Gray Catbird 1

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Gary Langell, Ellettsville
Amy Kearns, Mitchell




Subject: Charlestown State Park
Date: Tue Aug 25 2015 18:43 pm
From: in-bird-l AT list.indiana.edu
 

We spent part of the afternoon at Charlestown State Park in Clark County. Not a lot of activity but we did have an early Ruby-crowned Kinglet, a few warblers and 5 Screech Owls - 3 by the Ohio River, 1 near the park entrance and the last in the middle of the park.

33 species

Black Vulture 5
Turkey Vulture 8
Mourning Dove
8
Yellow-billed Cuckoo 2
Eastern Screech-Owl 5
Ruby-throated Hummingbird
1
Red-bellied Woodpecker 1
Downy Woodpecker 1
Eastern Wood-Pewee 1
Great
Crested Flycatcher 2
Red-eyed Vireo 2
Blue Jay 6
American Crow 5
Tree
Swallow 1
Barn Swallow 5
Carolina Chickadee 5
Tufted Titmouse
7
White-breasted Nuthatch 1
Carolina Wren 1
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
5
Ruby-crowned Kinglet 1
American Robin 2
Gray Catbird 1
Kentucky Warbler
1
Blackburnian Warbler 1
Prairie Warbler 2
Yellow-breasted Chat 1
Field
Sparrow 1
Eastern Towhee 4
Northern Cardinal 8
Indigo Bunting 4
House
Finch 1
American Goldfinch 23

Tom and Colleen Becker
Floyd County

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Subject: Dearborn Co Vereos and Warblers
Date: Tue Aug 25 2015 16:55 pm
From: bdecker.bird AT gmail.com
 

HOME-US-IN-Sunman-22883 Mockingbird Lane, Dearborn, Indiana, US
Aug 25, 2015 6:30 AM - 8:30 AM
Protocol: Traveling
2.0 mile(s)
Comments: Submitted from eBird for iOS, version 1.1.0 Build 15
32 species

Red-shouldered Hawk 1
Mourning Dove 5
Eastern Screech-Owl 1
Ruby-throated Hummingbird 4
Red-bellied Woodpecker 4
Eastern Wood-Pewee 1
Eastern Phoebe 3
Eastern Kingbird 2
Yellow-throated Vireo 1
Warbling Vireo (Eastern) 1
Philadelphia Vireo 2
Red-eyed Vireo 1
Blue Jay 4
American Crow 5
Carolina Chickadee 3
Tufted Titmouse 8
White-breasted Nuthatch (Eastern) 4
House Wren 1
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 2
American Robin 7
Gray Catbird 3
Northern Mockingbird 1
European Starling 35
Tennessee Warbler 2
Nashville Warbler 3
Chipping Sparrow 6
Field Sparrow 5
Song Sparrow 2
Eastern Towhee 2
Northern Cardinal 5
House Finch 4
American Goldfinch 8

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Bob Decker

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Subject: Celery Bog migrants
Date: Tue Aug 25 2015 16:10 pm
From: grounds11 AT frontier.com
 
Between 9:00am and 11:00am there were several large groups of migrants along
the lower South trail at the Bog. Also near the viewing deck on the North
end of the park. I saw American Redstart, Chestnut sided Warblers, Nashville
Warblers, Blue -gray Gnatcatchers. The Osprey is still on the North end of
the park. It caught another Goldfish. In the afternoon the activity almost
totally stopped.

Birds seen today from 9:00am to 3:00pm:

Wood Duck--20

Canada Goose--30

Mallard--30

Pied billed Grebe--1

Mute Swan--3

Great Egret--2

Great blue Heron--20

Green Heron--3

Killdeer--8

Double crested Cormorant--14

Cooper's Hawk--1

Osprey--1

Turkey Vulture--3

American Crow--3

Northern Cardinal--2

Gray Catbird--1

Flycatcher-sp.--10

Blue gray Gnatcatcher--6--all together traveling through the trees

American Goldfinch--10--Some were seen feeding young

Ruby throated Hummingbird--1

Blue Jay--2

Eastern Kingbird--6

Belted Kingfisher--1

Baltimore Oriole--1

Eastern Phoebe--1

American Redstart--6

American Robin--4

Black and White Warbler--1

Chestnut sided Warbler--3

Nashville Warbler--2

Cedar Waxwing--10

Mourning Dove--2

Barn Swallow--6

Northern rough winged Swallow--10

Tree Swallow--10

Chimney Swift--6

Northern Flicker--1

White breasted Nuthatch--1

Red bellied Woodpecker--1

Red headed Woodpecker--4

Good birding

Russ Allison, West Lafayette

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Subject: Allen County BBWD Continues-- August 25 AM
Date: Tue Aug 25 2015 14:57 pm
From: rrang AT frontier.com
 
 Not much happening on this cool, windy morning, bird-wise.
A pre-dawn Eagle Marsh walk was fruitless along the main drive (6:00-6:20), with no overhead migrants discernible.  Really, nothin' heard at all except for a couple of disgruntled Great Blues.
First light at Franke Park wasn't much better-- no migrants at all, or much else-- but at least I got to drink coffee and watch the continuing Black-bellied Whistling Duck for a bit.
Then, before returning home, I repeated my Eagle Marsh walk down the main drive and found things still cold, cloudy, and windy, and still less-then-lively.  A pair of Virginia Rails was the highlight among a short list of species.
And finally in the late morning while going past on an errand, I stopped at Fox Island County Park and struggled to find any birds at all.  Only highlight was a short visit with Ron Zartman, the park head honcho and naturalist extraordinaire.
Rodger RangFort Wayne



Subject: Salamonie
Date: Tue Aug 25 2015 14:12 pm
From: in-bird-l AT list.indiana.edu
 
Cloudy and windy day, not  conducive to bird action.  Sandy and I got 42 species at Salamonie, prize being a Cape May Warbler, my FOS for any migrant warbler this fall.


Also of some note:
Green Heron 1
Bald Eagle 1 imm.
E. Wood Pewee 2
Acadian Flycatcher 1
E. Phoebe 1
Yellow-throated Vireo 1
Red-eyed Vireo 2
Purple Martin 40
House Wren 1
Hooded Warbler 2
Indigo Bunting 2


Jim Haw



Subject: Lake Monroe
Date: Tue Aug 25 2015 13:47 pm
From: whitehea AT indiana.edu
 
This morning Betsy and I visited both Paynetown and Cutrightr on Lake Monroe - water level down considerably, so easy access- a few things of note:



Mallard - 1

Great Blue Heron - 2

Green Heron -1

Black Vulture - 9

Turkey Vulture - 31

Bald Eagle - 2 (juv)

Killdeer - 15

Semipalmated Sandpiper - 1

Ruby-thr. Hummingbird - 2

Belted Kingfisher - 1

E. Wood-pewee - 2

Acadian Flycatcher - 1

E. Phoebe - 1

Red-eyed Vireo - 3

Cliff Swallow - 4

Barn Swallow - 61

Blue-gray Gnatcatcher - 6

Wood Thrush - 1

Yellow Warbler - 1

Pine Warbler - 1

Chipping Sparrow - 2



Don Whitehead

Bloomington

whitehea@indiana.edu



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