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04 May: @ 22:23:02 
Glossy ibis Patoka river NWR [Jeremy Ross]
04 May: @ 18:33:33 
Kingsbury FWA shorebirds [Robert Huguenard]
04 May: @ 18:06:22 
Warblers and other songbirds at Highland Lawn Cemetery, Vigo County-May 4, 2016 [Ben Cvengros]
04 May: @ 15:38:05 
(LAKE) Gibson Woods Nature Preserve Wed Bird Walk [L Fandrei]
04 May: @ 15:33:49 
Longshore Survey, Indiana Dunes State Park [Brendan Grube]
04 May: @ 10:11:09 
Indiana barn owl nest cam Update (no sightings) [Kearns, Amy]
04 May: @ 08:00:59 
(LAKE) Gibson Woods Nature Preserve and 129th St. & Calumet [L Fandrei]
04 May: @ 07:34:33 
(LAKE) Gibson Woods Nature Preserve [L Fandrei]
03 May: @ 22:28:00 
Eagle Marsh -- May 03, 2016 [zzedpowers]
03 May: @ 21:52:32 
5/3 - Centennial Park in Lake County [Matt Kalwasinski]
03 May: @ 20:28:39 
Fort Harrison SP/Eagle Creek Park [Bob Decker]
03 May: @ 17:25:31 
Eagle Marsh VESP-- May 3 PM [Rodger Rang]
03 May: @ 16:40:41 
Prophetstown State Park [Russ Allison]
03 May: @ 14:49:35 
Fwd: eBird Report - Indiana Dunes SP--Observation (Green) Tower, May 3, 2016 [Brendan Grube]
03 May: @ 13:39:08 
Eagle Marsh Rails, Wrens; Yohne Road BLGR; Franke Park-- May 3 AM [Rodger Rang]
03 May: @ 07:31:35 
Fwd: eBird Report - East Pointe Estates Pond, May 3, 2016 [Cameron Farrell]
03 May: @ 06:29:46 
Upland Sandpiper - Grissom - advice [Seth Loe]
02 May: @ 22:07:14 
5/2 - Oak Ridge Praire County Park (Lake) [Matt Kalwasinski]
02 May: @ 20:53:58 
Two new yard birds! [John Winebrenner]
02 May: @ 20:42:32 
Me, too--Re: Rose-breasted Grosbeak [Joan Mohr Samuels]
02 May: @ 20:16:18 
Rose-breasted Grosbeak [Dan Kaiser]
02 May: @ 20:04:09 
Grissom ASB and Security on back roads generally [Bill Buskirk]
02 May: @ 19:08:52 
Harrison-Crawford SF, 24 species of warblers [Del Striegel]
02 May: @ 19:04:00 
SW Allen-- May 2, 2016 PM [Rodger Rang]
02 May: @ 18:34:54 
Yard birds in DeMotte, Jasper County [ledaugh]
02 May: @ 18:05:54 
Bobolink and Dickcissel [David Crouch]
02 May: @ 14:28:52 
Franke Park; Eagle Marsh COGA-- May 2 AM [Rodger Rang]
02 May: @ 09:25:06 
Southside Indy Yard Birds (5/2) [Andrew Belt]
01 May: @ 21:37:36 
SW Allen-- May 1, 2016 [Rodger Rang]
01 May: @ 21:21:46 
Tri-county FWA 13 warbler species, Worm-eating Warbler & Pisgah Marsh [john kendall]
01 May: @ 21:17:28 
A TON of Swifts! [John Winebrenner]
01 May: @ 19:46:07 
Fort Wayne - St. Mary's River Greenway & Foster Park [Greg Majewski]
01 May: @ 19:16:36 
Putnam County - DePauw Nature Park [Carl Huffman]
01 May: @ 17:38:17 
Illiana Birds: Hammond Bird Sanctuary [Carolyn A. Marsh]
01 May: @ 17:34:18 
Stilts, night-heron, Henslow's Sparrow, Goose Pond [misner13@frontier.com]
01 May: @ 17:15:11 
Yard birds [Russ Allison]
01 May: @ 14:42:56 
Ruby-throated Hummingbird in Goshen [Wilma Harder]
01 May: @ 14:15:14 
Limberlost Black-necked Stilt [James Haw]
01 May: @ 14:05:26 
FOY Cuckoo, Pewee [Street, Tim]
01 May: @ 13:12:44 
Eagle Creek Park, Sunday May 1, 2016 [Don Williams]
01 May: @ 13:07:04 
Muscatatuck NWR -- May 1, 2016 [Alex]
01 May: @ 10:35:08 
Ft. Harrison SP many migrants back [Don Gorney]
01 May: @ 00:34:52 
N.W.Indiana - 4/30 - Summer Tanager, B.H.Vireo [MTopp7927]
30 Apr: @ 21:57:56 
Golden-winged Warbler, Montgomery County [Matt Williams]
30 Apr: @ 21:57:27 
Fwd: eBird -- Salamonie Lake -- Apr 30, 2016 [zzedpowers]
30 Apr: @ 17:21:32 
Re: Limberlost Swamp, Black-necked Stilts [bandtgorney]
30 Apr: @ 16:49:58 
Kankakee River Valley this am FOY warblers shorebirds [John Kendall]
30 Apr: @ 16:21:34 
Limberlost Swamp, Black-necked Stilts [Don Gorney]
30 Apr: @ 16:09:38 
Lakefront 30-Apr-2016 [Kenneth J. Brock]
30 Apr: @ 15:56:41 
Bear lake, noble county [R Strayer]





Subject: Glossy ibis Patoka river NWR
Date: Wed May 4 2016 22:23 pm
From: jeremy.ross AT hotmail.com
 
I found one ( what I think is a ) glossy ibis at Montys station, east side of the road. Flew northward near sundown.  Water is high on the east side. Come in from the North. Other shorebirds were yellow legs, black necked stilts, 1 Wilsons phalarope, flock of dowitchers, hundreds of swallows of multiple species and the local fish crows  among a few other common things.
Jeremy Ross
Petersburg, IN



Subject: Kingsbury FWA shorebirds
Date: Wed May 4 2016 18:33 pm
From: in-bird-l AT list.indiana.edu
 
Hi In-birders,



I went by Kingsbury marsh this evening to check on the shorebird situation
and am pleased to report that the shorebird habitat continues to improve
with the recent pulling of another board. Even with the recent rainfall,
there are extensive mudflats and some new arrivals. Today I had the
following:



102 Lesser Yellowlegs

6 Greater Yellowlegs

3 Dunlin

7 Solitary Sandpipers

8 Semi-palmated Plovers (FOY)

17 Least Sandpipers

4 Pectoral Sandpipers

9 Great Egrets

1 American Pipit

21 Caspian Terns

3 Forster's Terns

1 Northern Harrier



The wind was up making IDing far away shorebirds impossible, but I also had
several flock of shorebirds flying around the back of the marsh, most of
which looked like more Yellowlegs. It would be worth a drive through if you
are in the area in the next few weeks, habitat is prime and I'm expecting
some goodies to arrive any time soon. I also had a single Long-billed
Dowitcher (FOY) in the mudhole on 15th Rd. in Marshall County this
afternoon, until a Peregrine flew in and chased it and a few other
shorebirds out of the area. This was on the south side of the road as the
north mudhole has been drained down to virtually no water.



Regards, and good birding.



Bob






Subject: Warblers and other songbirds at Highland Lawn Cemetery, Vigo County-May 4, 2016
Date: Wed May 4 2016 18:06 pm
From: bencvengros AT gmail.com
 
Thanks to Jim Sullivan for letting me know about the blackpoll warblers at highland lawn cemetery. I was able to find one, but didn't get the best pictures. Still, it is a lifer for me. Many other species of warblers were present. My pictures will be uploaded to my Flickr page eventually. Busy now because of finals. 

Highland Lawn Cemetery
May 4, 2016
3:40 PM
Stationary
120 Minutes
All birds reported? Yes
Comments: Mostly stationary. Moved around a little after activity died down in an area. Stayed near edge of property by the woods in my truck. Great woodland habitat for migratory birds. Today I had some of the best variety I've had in a long time.
Submitted from eBird for iOS, version 1.1.5 Build 44

15 Canada Goose -- Adults and some babies
1 Mallard
1 Great Egret
2 Turkey Vulture
4 Mourning Dove
1 Belted Kingfisher
1 Red-bellied Woodpecker
1 Northern Flicker
1 Eastern Phoebe
1 Great Crested Flycatcher
1 Red-eyed Vireo
8 Blue Jay
1 American Crow
1 Carolina Chickadee
3 Tufted Titmouse
3 White-breasted Nuthatch
2 Carolina Wren
15 Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
1 Ruby-crowned Kinglet -- Seen in good view for only a few seconds
2 Eastern Bluebird
2 Swainson's Thrush -- Seen only
20 American Robin
1 Gray Catbird
1 Louisiana Waterthrush -- Saw and heard.
7 Tennessee Warbler -- Many singing in the woods throughout the property. Saw a few
1 Nashville Warbler -- Seen with chestnut-sided warbler
5 Northern Parula -- 4 males and 1 female
1 Chestnut-sided Warbler -- Seen and heard. Good looking male
1 Blackpoll Warbler -- Seen very close for a brief 20 seconds. Did not allow for very good pictures
3 Yellow-rumped Warbler (Myrtle)
4 Yellow-throated Warbler
15 Chipping Sparrow
1 Summer Tanager -- Female
1 Scarlet Tanager -- Male
12 Northern Cardinal
1 Baltimore Oriole -- Juvenile male

Ben Cvengros



Subject: (LAKE) Gibson Woods Nature Preserve Wed Bird Walk
Date: Wed May 4 2016 15:38 pm
From: in-bird-l AT list.indiana.edu
 
 First of all, thanks again Andrew and Matt for helping me verify the names of my shorebirds.  I have never had much of an opportunity to study or scout for them, other than on vacations down south.  Teaching HS Science pretty much consumed my life until I retired. Yesterday was our first dragonfly walk, but since we didn't see any dragonflies, we had to look for something Ha.  Maybe that's why we didn't seen those Common Green Darners that have been out and about.  I will list some birds seen yesterday but not today with a date as I give today's list. Some birds are of course, fly overs.
Gibson Woods Wed 5/4/16 Bird HikeDouble Crested CormorantGreat Blue HeronGreat EgretGreen Heron FOY 4/29 5/3Canada Geese with goslingsMallardsWood DuckBlue-winged Teal 5/3Soliltary SandpiperSpotted Sandpiper FOYSora 5/3 FOYRing-billed GullHawk on Nest--haven't yet ID'd type; we are leaning (or hoping) toward red-shoulderedBelted KingfisherRed-headed WoodpeckerRed-bellied WoodpeckerNorthern FlickerYellow-bellied Sapsucker 5/3Downy WoodpeckerHairy Woodpecker 5/3Mourning DoveBlue-gray GnatcatcherEastern Kingbird FOYEastern Phoebe 5/3Great Crested Flycatcher 5/2Ruby-crowned KingletBarn Swallow FOYNorthern Rough-winged Swallow 5/2 FOYTree SwallowBlue JayBlack-capped ChickadeeWhite-breasted NuthatchHouse Wren 5/3American RobinEastern Bluebird 5/3 FOY that we know ofYellow-throated Vireo FOYRose-breasted GrosbeakNorthern CardinalAmerican Tree Sparrow--still lingering 5/2 and todayChipping Sparrow 5/3Eastern Towhee 5/3House SparrowSong SparrowSwamp Sparrow White-throated SparrowWhite-crowned SparrowRed-winged BlackbirdsCommon GrackleBrown-headed CowbirdOrchard Oriole 1male  1 1st year male first arrived 3/28 continues todayBaltimore Oriole 3 male 1 femaleEuropean StarlingHouse FinchAmerican GoldfinchPine Siskins flock of 25 and also at the thistle feederBlack and White Warbler FOYBlackburnian Warbler FOYBlack-throated Green WarblerCommon Yellowthroat FOY5/3 and todayNashville WarblerOvenbird FOY 5/2 and todayPalm WarblersYellow Warbler 5/3 FOY 4/29Yellow-rumped Warbler

Walk with us on Tuesdays for dragonflies (Ha) and Wednesdays are for the birdsLoyce FandreiGibson Woods StaffHammond, IN






Subject: Longshore Survey, Indiana Dunes State Park
Date: Wed May 4 2016 15:33 pm
From: grube.brendan AT gmail.com
 
58 species

Blue-winged Teal 6
Lesser Scaup 3
Bufflehead 2
Red-breasted Merganser 10
Ruddy Duck 1
Common Loon 23
Double-crested Cormorant 7
American Avocet 1
Willet 3
Bonaparte's Gull 4
Ring-billed Gull 20
Herring Gull 5
Great Black-backed Gull 1
Caspian Tern 14
Common Tern 4
Mourning Dove 2
Red-headed Woodpecker 1
Red-bellied Woodpecker 1
Merlin 1
Least Flycatcher 1
Blue Jay 2
American Crow 1
Barn Swallow 6
Black-capped Chickadee 1
Tufted Titmouse 1
White-breasted Nuthatch 1
House Wren 2
Sedge Wren 1
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 3
Ruby-crowned Kinglet 6
Eastern Bluebird 1
Hermit Thrush 1
American Robin 2
Gray Catbird 2
Brown Thrasher 1
European Starling 8
Blue-winged Warbler 1
Black-and-white Warbler 6
Orange-crowned Warbler 2
Nashville Warbler 1
Yellow Warbler 1
Palm Warbler 2
Pine Warbler 3
Yellow-rumped Warbler 2
Black-throated Green Warbler 1
Chipping Sparrow 4
Field Sparrow 13
Dark-eyed Junco 1
White-crowned Sparrow 13
White-throated Sparrow 46
Song Sparrow 1
Swamp Sparrow 2
Eastern Towhee 2
Northern Cardinal 2
Red-winged Blackbird 1
Pine Siskin 91 Flock of 75
American Goldfinch 1
House Sparrow 1

View this checklist online at
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S29404633



Subject: Indiana barn owl nest cam Update (no sightings)
Date: Wed May 4 2016 10:11 am
From: AKearns AT dnr.in.gov
 
Unfortunately, I confirmed today that this barn owl nest has failed. There were no signs of predation. I suspect it failed because the weather has been so wet, with rain on most nights over the last two weeks.

I'm pretty bummed about it. I was looking forward to watching the chicks grow.

Amy Kearns
Assistant Nongame Bird Biologist
Indiana Division of Fish & Wildlife
562 DNR Rd Mitchell IN 47446
akearns@dnr.in.gov
(812) 849-4586 ext. 223

From: Kearns, Amy
Sent: Wednesday, April 27, 2016 1:04 PM
To: IN_BIRD
Subject: Indiana barn owl nest cam (no sightings)

The IDNR barn owl nest cam is active again, for those interested. There are currently 5 downy young about 20-25 days old. The daytime loafing spot is just below the cam, so sometimes they aren't visible. The mother is still hanging out in the box with them during the day, but she'll roost elsewhere once they get bigger. I tuned in last night and had good looks at a bigger chick that was hanging around near the nest box opening. If you look in today, the big feathered bird is the mother, and if you see a downy white head pop up, that's a chick.

Enjoy,

http://www.in.gov/dnr/fishwild...

Amy Kearns
Assistant Nongame Bird Biologist
Indiana Division of Fish & Wildlife
562 DNR Rd Mitchell IN 47446
akearns@dnr.in.gov
(812) 849-4586 ext. 223




Subject: (LAKE) Gibson Woods Nature Preserve and 129th St. & Calumet
Date: Wed May 4 2016 8:00 am
From: in-bird-l AT list.indiana.edu
 
 Pics of my shorebirds from 129th St. (I am so not good at shorebirds) and the Sora  and Orioles from Gibson Woods are up athttp://www.flickr.com/photos/l...





Subject: (LAKE) Gibson Woods Nature Preserve
Date: Wed May 4 2016 7:34 am
From: in-bird-l AT list.indiana.edu
 
 Quick update and full list to come.Yesterday the Orchard Orioles arrived.  Both adult male and 1st year male.Common YellowthroatSORA--first one in many years according to Joy.Green Heron first seen last Friday
also possible Willet at the Mitigation Wetland off 129tjh and Calumet Ave. pics on my flickr if my internet will let me.
Loyce Fandrei -HighlandGibson Woods Staff-Hammond



Subject: Eagle Marsh -- May 03, 2016
Date: Tue May 3 2016 22:28 pm
From: in-bird-l AT list.indiana.edu
 


Voting was fairly quick, so I had time for a visit to Eagle Marsh this afternoon. 


Sent from my Verizon Wireless 4G LTE smartphone

-------- Original message --------
From: zzedpowers
Date: 2016/05/03 23:19 (GMT-05:00)
To: zzedpowers@aol.com
Subject: eBird -- Eagle Marsh -- May 03, 2016

Eagle Marsh
May 03, 2016
12:35 PM
Traveling
1.00 miles
75 minutes
All birds reported? Yes
Comments:
Submitted from eBird Android 1.0.4

47 Canada Goose
3 Mute Swan
1 Mallard
11 Double-crested Cormorant
10 Great Blue Heron
1 Virginia Rail FOY 
2 Sora
1 Northern Rough-winged Swallow
2 Purple Martin
15 Tree Swallow
1 Bank Swallow
6 Barn Swallow
4 American Robin
2 European Starling
6 Common Yellowthroat
4 Yellow Warbler
2 Yellow-rumped Warbler
1 Field Sparrow
1 White-crowned Sparrow
9 Song Sparrow
50 Red-winged Blackbird
2 Brown-headed Cowbird
1 House Finch
13 American Goldfinch
1 House Sparrow

Number of Taxa: 25
Ed Powers, Allen County 

Sent from my Verizon Wireless 4G LTE smartphone



Subject: 5/3 - Centennial Park in Lake County
Date: Tue May 3 2016 21:52 pm
From: in-bird-l AT list.indiana.edu
 
After seeing the Harris's Sparrow this morning at a private residence in Lake County, I decided to check out Centennial Park in Munster (Lake) where the highlight was a Clay-colored Sparrow.
Matt Kalwasinski
Centennial Park, Lake, Indiana, US
May 3, 2016 8:25 AM - 9:25 AM
Protocol: Traveling
0.25 mile(s)
38 species

Canada Goose  9
Mallard  1
Double-crested Cormorant  8
Green Heron  2
American Coot  1
Killdeer  2
Ring-billed Gull  9
Mourning Dove  2
Chimney Swift  5
Downy Woodpecker  3
Least Flycatcher  2
Warbling Vireo  3
Blue Jay  1
Tree Swallow  4
Barn Swallow  1
Black-capped Chickadee  1
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher  2
Ruby-crowned Kinglet  2
American Robin  6
Gray Catbird  3
Brown Thrasher  1
European Starling  2
Black-and-white Warbler  1
Nashville Warbler  1
Yellow Warbler  2
Palm Warbler  6
Yellow-rumped Warbler  2
Chipping Sparrow  2
Clay-colored Sparrow  1
White-crowned Sparrow  3
White-throated Sparrow  5
Song Sparrow  4
Lincoln's Sparrow  2
Northern Cardinal  5
Red-winged Blackbird  10
Common Grackle  6
Brown-headed Cowbird  5
House Sparrow  3



Subject: Fort Harrison SP/Eagle Creek Park
Date: Tue May 3 2016 20:28 pm
From: bdecker.bird AT gmail.com
 
Fort Harrison SP, Marion, Indiana, US
May 3, 2016 7:53 AM - 10:53 AM
Protocol: Traveling
3.0 mile(s)
Comments: 3 miles walking in drizzle Submitted from eBird for iOS, version 1.1.3 Build 30
52 species

Canada Goose 6
Wood Duck 4
Mallard 3
Great Blue Heron 5
Mourning Dove 2
Yellow-billed Cuckoo 2
Chimney Swift 13
Ruby-throated Hummingbird 1
Red-bellied Woodpecker 2
Northern Flicker (Yellow-shafted) 1
Pileated Woodpecker 2
Eastern Phoebe 1
Warbling Vireo (Eastern) 3
Red-eyed Vireo 2
Blue Jay 11
American Crow 3
Northern Rough-winged Swallow 5
Purple Martin 2
Tree Swallow 9
Barn Swallow 2
Carolina Chickadee 3
Tufted Titmouse 5
White-breasted Nuthatch (Eastern) 4
House Wren 5
Carolina Wren 2
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 15
Wood Thrush 1
American Robin 5
Gray Catbird 1
European Starling 2
Blue-winged Warbler 1
Black-and-white Warbler 5
Prothonotary Warbler 2
Nashville Warbler 1
Hooded Warbler 2
Cerulean Warbler 2
Northern Parula 3
Palm Warbler 1
Yellow-rumped Warbler (Myrtle) 13
Yellow-throated Warbler 1
Black-throated Green Warbler 3
Chipping Sparrow 3
White-throated Sparrow 9
Song Sparrow 1
Scarlet Tanager 5
Northern Cardinal 6
Indigo Bunting 3
Red-winged Blackbird 1
Common Grackle 2
Brown-headed Cowbird 6
Baltimore Oriole 1
American Goldfinch 2

View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S29376571

Eagle Creek Park, Marion, Indiana, US
May 3, 2016 11:51 AM - 4:01 PM
Protocol: Traveling
6.0 mile(s)
Comments: 6 miles walking Submitted from eBird for iOS, version 1.1.3 Build 30
64 species

Canada Goose 5
Double-crested Cormorant 9
Great Blue Heron 3
Green Heron 1
Turkey Vulture 1
Sora 1
Ring-billed Gull 3
Forster's Tern 9
Mourning Dove 3
Belted Kingfisher 1
Downy Woodpecker 1
Northern Flicker (Yellow-shafted) 1
Pileated Woodpecker 1
Acadian Flycatcher 1
Eastern Phoebe 1
Great Crested Flycatcher 1
Warbling Vireo (Eastern) 2
Philadelphia Vireo 1
Red-eyed Vireo 2
Blue Jay 2
American Crow 3
Northern Rough-winged Swallow 6
Purple Martin 2
Tree Swallow 11
Barn Swallow 4
Cliff Swallow 1
Carolina Chickadee 5
Tufted Titmouse 3
White-breasted Nuthatch (Eastern) 2
House Wren 1
Carolina Wren 1
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 5
Ruby-crowned Kinglet 1
Eastern Bluebird 2
Swainson's Thrush 1
Wood Thrush 1
American Robin 3
Gray Catbird 1
European Starling 5
Louisiana Waterthrush 1
Blue-winged Warbler 1
Black-and-white Warbler 7
Nashville Warbler 1
Northern Parula 1
Yellow Warbler 2
Palm Warbler 4
Yellow-rumped Warbler (Myrtle) 11
Yellow-throated Warbler 2
Prairie Warbler 1
Black-throated Green Warbler 2
Chipping Sparrow 4
White-throated Sparrow 1
Song Sparrow 1
Summer Tanager 1
Scarlet Tanager 2
Northern Cardinal 2
Indigo Bunting 2
Red-winged Blackbird 1
Common Grackle 2
Brown-headed Cowbird 4
Orchard Oriole 4
Baltimore Oriole 2
American Goldfinch 2
House Sparrow 2

View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S29382414

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

Bob Decker

Sent from my iPhone



Subject: Eagle Marsh VESP-- May 3 PM
Date: Tue May 3 2016 17:25 pm
From: rrang AT frontier.com
 
I stopped at Eagle Marsh after voting this afternoon, hiking the Towpath Trail from Coventry Meadows to the pump road, then south from there to the bridge before reversing course.  I noticed that there is currently very little shorebird habitat present-- a tiny patch of mud in the SE corner of the main basin and a small spit of additional mud just west of there is all that is available right now.  Here's a partial list from my walk:

Mute Swan- 3
Double-crested Cormorant- 21
Great Blue Heron- 11
Great Egret- 2
Bald Eagle- 1 adult
Sora- 1
Spotted Sandpiper- 1
Purple Martin- 2
House Wren- 1
Marsh Wren- 1
Gray Catbird- 2
C. Yellowthroat- 1
Yellow Warbler- 6
Chipping Sparrow- 2
Vesper Sparrow- 1 on the road at pump road gate; my FOS
White-crowned Sparrow- 6
Orchard Oriole- 1 sang once east of pump road gate, then bolted westward, landing near the Boy Scout property


Of additional note: I forgot to check Jim Haw's database for the early migration date for Blue Grosbeak before my last post. Apparently, the previous early date was May 13, so this morning's Yohne Road bird is earlier by 10 days. Cool!


Rodger Rang
Fort Wayne



Subject: Prophetstown State Park
Date: Tue May 3 2016 16:40 pm
From: grounds11 AT frontier.com
 
Barbara needed to be outside from her Hospital stay so we went to
Prophetstown for a short outing. The birds were very busy and close at hand.
I walked one short trail and saw several new birds for the year.

Barbara said it was good to be outside.

Birds seen:

Mallard Duck--1

Great blue Heron--1

Green Heron--1--FOY

Turkey Vulture --9

American Crow--2

Red winged Blackbird--20--probably a low count

Eastern Bluebird --2

Indigo Bunting--1--FOY

Northern Cardinal--4

Gray Catbird--2--FOY

Carolina Chickadee--3

Blue gray Gnatcatcher--3

American Goldfinch--4

Eastern Kingbird--3--FOY

Eastern Meadowlark--4

American Robin--10--probably a low count

Field Sparrow--5

White crowned Sparrow --10--

White throated Sparrow10

European Starling--10

Yellow rumped Warbler--8

House Wren--3

Mourning Dove--2

Tree Swallow--5

Downy Woodpecker--2

Good birding

Russ Allison, West Lafayette

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






Subject: Fwd: eBird Report - Indiana Dunes SP--Observation (Green) Tower, May 3, 2016
Date: Tue May 3 2016 14:49 pm
From: grube.brendan AT gmail.com
 
---------- Forwarded message ----------
From:
Date: Tue, May 3, 2016 at 3:48 PM
Subject: eBird Report - Indiana Dunes SP--Observation (Green) Tower, May 3,
2016
To: grube.brendan@gmail.com


Indiana Dunes SP--Observation (Green) Tower, Porter, Indiana, US
May 3, 2016 6:45 AM - 2:00 PM
Protocol: Stationary
Comments: Sunny. Calm to north winds.
79 species

Canada Goose 6
Wood Duck 6
Mallard 1
Red-breasted Merganser 7
Common Loon 7
Horned Grebe 3
Double-crested Cormorant 16
Great Blue Heron 4
Great Egret 1
Green Heron 1
Turkey Vulture 4
Sharp-shinned Hawk 5
Cooper's Hawk 1
Red-tailed Hawk 2
Sandhill Crane 2
Killdeer 1
Bonaparte's Gull 2
Ring-billed Gull 10
Herring Gull 2
Caspian Tern 17
Common Tern 4
Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon) 30
Mourning Dove 12
Chimney Swift 187
Ruby-throated Hummingbird 1
Red-headed Woodpecker 5
Red-bellied Woodpecker 3
Downy Woodpecker 4
Hairy Woodpecker 1
Northern Flicker 1
American Kestrel 1
Merlin 1
Eastern Kingbird 3
Warbling Vireo 1
Blue Jay 391
American Crow 1
Northern Rough-winged Swallow 5
Purple Martin 5
Tree Swallow 54
Bank Swallow 19
Barn Swallow 11
Cliff Swallow 14
Black-capped Chickadee 1
Tufted Titmouse 1
White-breasted Nuthatch 1
House Wren 2
Winter Wren 1
Sedge Wren 1
Carolina Wren 1
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 8
Ruby-crowned Kinglet 2
Eastern Bluebird 1
American Robin 7
Gray Catbird 1
Brown Thrasher 2
European Starling 16
American Pipit 3
Palm Warbler 1
Yellow-rumped Warbler 2
Chipping Sparrow 3
Field Sparrow 3
White-crowned Sparrow 6
White-throated Sparrow 5
Song Sparrow 1
Lincoln's Sparrow 1
Eastern Towhee 3
Northern Cardinal 2
Rose-breasted Grosbeak 1
Indigo Bunting 6
Bobolink 1
Red-winged Blackbird 235
Common Grackle 27
Brown-headed Cowbird 4
Orchard Oriole 2
Baltimore Oriole 19
House Finch 10
Pine Siskin 5
American Goldfinch 39
House Sparrow 2

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Subject: Eagle Marsh Rails, Wrens; Yohne Road BLGR; Franke Park-- May 3 AM
Date: Tue May 3 2016 13:39 pm
From: rrang AT frontier.com
 
I had some time before a 9AM meet with Jim Haw and Marisa Windell to bird Fort Wayne's Franke Park, so I hiked the main drive of Eagle Marsh (6:15-7:00).  It was great.  The Sedge Wren was really cranked up, no doubt responding to the overnight arrival of a second bird which was also singing robustly not far away.  Add to their vocals those of two Marsh Wrens (one across the drive and another a bit further south), several excitedly singing Swamp Sparrows, and several yellowthroats (their rapid trilled call), all in close proximity, then you've got yourself a whole lotta trillin' goin' on.  Like I said, it was great.  On the walk in, I considered the possibility of a third SEWR singing occasionally during that show, but on my walk out forty minutes later when things had calmed a bit, I definitely heard only two birds.

Otherwise, highlights of my 34 species here were rails and my FOS Orchard Oriole, a singing first spring bird.  A partial list:

Wood Duck- group of 10 flew over
Blue-winged Teal- 6
Virginia Rail- 2; calls, grunt; nice look at one bird foraging in the open
Sora- 7; calls, many manic whinnies; several short flights; several birds foraging out in the open
Solitary Sandpiper- 3
Greater Yellowlegs- 1
Lesser Yellowlegs- 9
Pileated Woodpecker- 1
Sedge Wren- 2
Marsh Wren- 2
Wood Thrush- 1 singing in woods south of barn
Gray Catbird- 1
Common Yellowthroat- 6+; numbers up overnight
Swamp Sparrow- 8+; numbers up overnight
Rusty Blackbird- 10 calling in wet woods south of barn
Orchard Oriole- 1 imm. male singing south of barn

Also of note: I did NOT see the gallinules in the low light, nor did I get the bittern, a bird I've not heard now my last three visits, including one each at early morning, noon, and evening).



Afterwards and with time still to kill, I drove around the Fort Wayne International Airport area, but the only grassland species I got were Savannah Sparrow and Eastern Meadowlark.  Then on my way home to drop off my wife's cold coffee, I stopped along Yohne Road at the extreme SE corner of Fox Island County Park to listen for a few minutes.  I immediately heard a BLUE GROSBEAK (my FOS) singing on the opposite side of the road, up-slope on quarry property.  It sang several more times as I exited my vehicle, but then it shut up, and I never did see it.  Crossing the road paid off, though, for there were several other migrants here, including a gorgeous Blackburnian Warbler (my FOS).



Then after stopping briefly at the Lindenwood Preserve gate (highlight there was two Hermit Thrushes), I made it to Franke Park to join Jim and Marisa for a couple hours of birding (9:00-11:30).  Like yesterday, the birding was decent at first, but it quickly trailed off as the morning progressed.  And there was some obvious overnight turnover, with both a few new arrivals and a few species in lower numbers.  Jim separated from us toward the end and may have encountered additional birds, but my list is of 64 species with 13 warblers.  Highlights:

Ruddy Duck- 2
Green Heron- 1
Cooper's Hawk- 2 starting a soar together as I was getting ready to leave
Chimney Swift- 5
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker- 1
Least Flycatcher- 1; our FOS
Eastern Phoebe- 2
Great Crested Flycatcher- 2
Yellow-throated Vireo- 1
Blue-headed Vireo- 2; FOS for Jim and Marisa
Blue Jay- a migrating flock of 17; didn't count the woodland birds as we hiked
House Wren- 4
Ruby-crowned Kinglet- 5
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher- 6
Veery- 1; nice, close look at a bird on the road; unconcerned with our proximity; FOS for Jim and Marisa; first I've actually seen this spring
Wood Thrush- 1
Gray Catbird- 11
Brown Thrasher- 2
Warblers-- Tennessee- 1
  Nashville- 10
  Yellow- 6
  Chestnut-sided- 2; our FOS
  Yellow-rumped- 7
  Black-throated Green- 4
  Palm- 3
  Black-and-White- 1 before Jim and Marisa arrived; my FOS
  American Redstart- 1 sang once; my FOS
  Prothonotary- 1 spotted at frog pond by Jim; nice, close look; FOS (I think) for Jim and Marisa
  Ovenbird- 4
  N. Waterthrush- 2
  C. Yellowthroat- 2
Chipping Sparrow- 10+
White-throated Sparrow- 20+
Rose-breasted Grosbeak- 4
Baltimore Oriole- 3
Pine Siskin- 1 flyover before Jim and Marisa arrived


Rodger Rang
Fort Wayne



Subject: Fwd: eBird Report - East Pointe Estates Pond, May 3, 2016
Date: Tue May 3 2016 7:31 am
From: thenaturephotographer.cf AT gmail.com
 
East Pointe Estates Pond, St. Joseph, Indiana, US
May 3, 2016 7:20 AM - 8:10 AM
Protocol: Traveling
1.0 mile(s)
42 species (+1 other taxa)

Wood Duck (Aix sponsa) 5
Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos) 3
Killdeer (Charadrius vociferus) 2
Ring-billed Gull (Larus delawarensis) 1
Mourning Dove (Zenaida macroura) 5
Red-bellied Woodpecker (Melanerpes carolinus) 1
Downy Woodpecker (Picoides pubescens) 2
Hairy Woodpecker (Picoides villosus) 2
Northern Flicker (Colaptes auratus) 1
Pileated Woodpecker (Dryocopus pileatus) 1
Eastern Wood-Pewee (Contopus virens) 1
Eastern Phoebe (Sayornis phoebe) 2
Blue Jay (Cyanocitta cristata) 1
American Crow (Corvus brachyrhynchos) 1
Tree Swallow (Tachycineta bicolor) 1
Barn Swallow (Hirundo rustica) 4
Black-capped Chickadee (Poecile atricapillus) 2
Tufted Titmouse (Baeolophus bicolor) 2
House Wren (Troglodytes aedon) 2
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher (Polioptila caerulea) 2
Ruby-crowned Kinglet (Regulus calendula) 1
Eastern Bluebird (Sialia sialis) 1
American Robin (Turdus migratorius) 7
European Starling (Sturnus vulgaris) 1
Tennessee Warbler (Oreothlypis peregrina) 4
Yellow Warbler (Setophaga petechia) 1
Palm Warbler (Setophaga palmarum) 1
Pine Warbler (Setophaga pinus) 1
Yellow-rumped Warbler (Setophaga coronata) 2
Black-throated Green Warbler (Setophaga virens) 3
warbler sp. (Parulidae sp.) (Parulidae sp.) 5
Chipping Sparrow (Spizella passerina) 2
White-crowned Sparrow (Zonotrichia leucophrys) 3
Song Sparrow (Melospiza melodia) 1
Eastern Towhee (Pipilo erythrophthalmus) 1
Northern Cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis) 1
Rose-breasted Grosbeak (Pheucticus ludovicianus) 1
Red-winged Blackbird (Agelaius phoeniceus) 2
Eastern Meadowlark (Sturnella magna) 1
Common Grackle (Quiscalus quiscula) 4
House Finch (Haemorhous mexicanus) 5
American Goldfinch (Spinus tristis) 2
House Sparrow (Passer domesticus) 4

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Subject: Upland Sandpiper - Grissom - advice
Date: Tue May 3 2016 6:29 am
From: sgtloe AT hotmail.com
 
I'm local. I'm very grateful to the folks who identified the Upland Sandpiper in my county and pointed to way, because I'm still new to this. I too have been stopped by base security and this weekend they even called the Miami County Sheriff's Department on me. I was asked for my ID, checked, and allowed to continue.

To those who are traveling here to see the Sandpiper:
I sought out the advice of a friend who works on base, and his suggestion was that you first come in the main entrance on 31, past the museum and follow that road all the way to the main gate. Check in with the security staff there and announce your intentions and show ID. They may take a description of your vehicle and license plate number to communicate with the mobile staff. He reports that this is a "depends on whose working that day" situation, so YMMV.

Security has directly asked that we don't point cameras or binoculars at the base or runway itself. It's America, and I'm sure you're at liberty to do it if you want, but there's plenty of action in the fields across the road.

I'm also really happy to report that I saw American Golden-plovers for the first time in my life, this weekend! It's been a really exciting few weeks of birding.

Thanks,

Seth Loe
Peru, IN



Subject: 5/2 - Oak Ridge Praire County Park (Lake)
Date: Mon May 2 2016 22:07 pm
From: in-bird-l AT list.indiana.edu
 
  This morning, I spent about 2 ½ hours exploring Oak RidgePrairie County Park in Lake County. I had over 50 species, but I only had 5 species ofwarblers. A good variety of birds, but not a lot of individuals for many of thespecies. Highlight for me was a male Orchard Oriole singing. Below is my list.Matt KalwasinskiOak Ridge PrairieCounty Park, Lake, Indiana, US
May 2, 2016 7:55 AM - 9:25 AM
Protocol: Traveling
3.25 mile(s)
53 species

Canada Goose  19
Wood Duck  1 – male
Mallard  3
Double-crested Cormorant  2
Turkey Vulture  1
Cooper's Hawk  1
Red-tailed Hawk  1
Killdeer  2
Solitary Sandpiper  1
Ring-billed Gull  16
Caspian Tern  1
Mourning Dove  2
Chimney Swift  1
Red-headed Woodpecker  7
Red-bellied Woodpecker  3
Downy Woodpecker  1
Hairy Woodpecker  1
Northern Flicker  2
Warbling Vireo  1
Blue Jay  2
American Crow  2
Northern Rough-winged Swallow  4
Tree Swallow  19
Bank Swallow  1
Barn Swallow  1
Black-capped Chickadee  2
Tufted Titmouse  1
White-breasted Nuthatch  1
House Wren  5
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher  6
Eastern Bluebird  1
American Robin  17
Brown Thrasher  1
European Starling  5
Louisiana Waterthrush  1
Black-and-white Warbler  1
Yellow Warbler  3
Palm Warbler  3
Yellow-rumped Warbler  7
Chipping Sparrow  1
Field Sparrow  8
White-crowned Sparrow  1
White-throated Sparrow  2
Song Sparrow  5
Lincoln's Sparrow  1
Swamp Sparrow  6
Eastern Towhee  8
Northern Cardinal  5
Red-winged Blackbird  19
Common Grackle  5
Brown-headed Cowbird  5
Orchard Oriole  1 - male
American Goldfinch  14



Subject: Two new yard birds!
Date: Mon May 2 2016 20:53 pm
From: in-bird-l AT list.indiana.edu
 
     Our back yard was very active with birds when I got home from work this afternoon. In about thirty minutes of watching out of our bedroom window, I saw our male Baltimore Oriole coming down to feed on the oranges and grape jelly, a pair of Bluebirds visiting their feeder full of mealworms, a Red-headed Woodpecker, and two male Rose-breasted Grosbeaks, along with about ten Blue Jays. But, our best birds were in the newly budding Ash tree right outside the window. There, I saw about six Yellow-rumped Warblers, and our yard's first ever BLUE-HEADED VIREO, and BLACKBURNIAN WARBLER! Both warblers and the vireo spent at least fifteen minutes actively feeding about twenty feet from our window, allowing me some great looks through my binoculars. That was definitely enough to make me consider calling in sick tomorrow!
John WinebrennerFort Wayne



Subject: Rose-breasted Grosbeak
Date: Mon May 2 2016 20:42 pm
From: mohrsamuels AT comcast.net
 
I, too, saw my first of the season Rose-breasted Grosbeak -- a male
and a female.
No hummers or Baltimore Orioles, yet, but a friend in Southwestern
Tippecanoe County has had hummers show up at her feeders starting
last week.

I also have a Red-headed Woodpecker at my suet feeder--which this
bird defends mightily against others...!

Joan Mohr Samuels
Tippecanoe County near Battle Ground


At 9:16 PM -0400 5/2/16, Dan Kaiser wrote:
>Had a RS grosbeak at our feeders today, beautiful bird. Photo at
>www.flickr.com/photos/dhkaiser
>
>Dan Kaiser
>Columbus




Subject: Rose-breasted Grosbeak
Date: Mon May 2 2016 20:16 pm
From: dhkaiser AT sprynet.com
 
Had a RS grosbeak at our feeders today, beautiful bird.  Photo at
www.flickr.com/photos/dhkaiser

Dan Kaiser
Columbus



Subject: Grissom ASB and Security on back roads generally
Date: Mon May 2 2016 20:04 pm
From: billb AT earlham.edu
 


[[John, This is off the allowed topics for this list serve and I apologize. But, I think it has general merit for the list. If you clear this to release, remind folks to keep any comments off-list to me personally.]]



Rand, Thank you for your note about Grissom...




I had a similar experience on Saturday birding public back roads in eastern Franklin County. I was participating in a Big Day “bird-a-thon” to raise funds for a land trust I belong to, and I was working my way slowly along a gravel road in an area I had scouted Friday.



I’d stopped to watch, and then count, a flock of American Pipits (37 birds).



A van passed by without stopping (I’d waved it on by), but after passing me, it turned around and came back toward and past me (I waved friendly and they didn’t stop). Then the van turned around and returned toward me from behind, but refused to pass me despite my hand gestures to “come on by”. I drove on a few tenths of a mile and stopped to listen for some birds in a woodlot. The van followed me but did not pass me. Each time I stopped, it stopped, but would not pass; it stayed a few hundred feet behind me. I reached a space of open field roadside and moved forward at a more normal speed; but quickly another vehicle, a big pickup truck came around the following van and rapidly passing me, the driver was craning his neck to look at me.



The truck slewed sharply, spraying gravel and cut in front of me, blocking off my progress in the right-hand lane of the road, also, partially blocking the left lane. This forced me to stop, bracketed by the pickup in front and the van behind. A man jumped out of the truck and approached me, a black metal pistol tucked in the front waistband of his pants.



He aggressively shouted at me, “WHAT ARE YOU DOING? !” About what followed I’m not completely clear. Frankly the gun in his waistband was largely my focus. But, the exchange included, my response, “ I’m bird watching.”



His was: “You were here yesterday, my wife saw you (nodding at the van behind, apparently at his wife.)”



I said: “I was here yesterday, I was scouting to see what birds were around. I’m doing a Big Day [[I would only have said this after the release of “The Big Year” movie!]] – but I immediately felt that this was likely a reference unknown to this character.



His reply: “There have been a lot of robberies around here lately, and they aren’t being done by folks with local license plates.” [I live two counties away and have an environmental plate to boot.]



I kept my hands in his line of sight but didn’t elevate them over my head, though I thought about it. I also didn’t reach for my black metal binoculars. Nor did I reach to unbuckle my seat belt or to open my door (the window was already open and he towered above me to scope out my car’s contents).



His temper began to quell and my distress abated and soon we were talking about his love for being in the woods, out in nature, and the Sandhill Cranes that sometimes show up in the local fields.



I told him I was likely to be back in the future as the area was productive. As I drove away I was still a bit shaky, mulling the nature of American gun culture. What could I have done differently to diffuse the situation before the wife had called for her husband? Did she also have a gun? What would have happened had I gotten out of my car and walked back toward her, to explain myself – it was clear she was concerned about what I was doing; hard call….



I’m going to look for an appropriate bumper sticker to clarify my actions to others…




From: "Rand Falls"
To: "john kendall"
Sent: Saturday, April 30, 2016 1:54:09 PM
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Grissom ASB Security FYI



I drove up to the Grissom ASB area from Louisville yesterday in the hopes of seeing the Upland Sandpipers that have been reported at that location. While driving along Runway Rd., occasionally pulling off to the side so I could scan the runway and adjacent fields, I was pulled over by a uniformed serviceman who was quickly joined by two more. They took my licence and held me there for 10 or more minutes during which time I was questioned fairly extensively. I explained I was looking for birds and that, while I was aware I was near a military base, I had not strayed from the public roads.

It seems one of the 3 or 4 vehicles that passed me while I was pulled to the side had considered me, or what I was doing, suspicious so they called and reported my presence to the base. I had been there for maybe 20 minutes.

In the end, my explanations seemed satisfactory and the gentleman I spoke to was actually very nice. He confirmed that I was in fact on public property, and that nothing I was doing was illegal but they, understandably, take any report of suspicious activity very seriously. He said I could go on about my business but advised that if I were to return to the area that I should attempt to locate a manned gate station and speak to someone regarding my presence and my intended activities.

Again, I was fully aware that this was an area surrounding a military base, but felt that by sticking to public roads, my presence would no be cause for alarm. Perhaps that was a foolish assumption and maybe others have posted information about this on the listserv or elsewhere and I overlooked it. Either way, it was an unexpected turn of events and I wanted to make sure others were aware of just how closely the area is being monitored.

Rand Falls
Louisville, KY



Subject: Harrison-Crawford SF, 24 species of warblers
Date: Mon May 2 2016 19:08 pm
From: ddstriegel AT frontier.com
 
Had a great day of birding in the Harrison-Crawford SF.  Started before daylight hoping to hear whip-poor-wills and owls. Heard 4 whip-poor-wills and seen one in the gravel on Cold Friday Rd.  Only heard 2 eastern screech owls before daylight.  Cold Friday Road is a seven mile road through a deciduous forest that ends at the Ohio River.  For once the warblers were cooperative, not 80 foot straight up in a tree, had 24 species of warblers in 6 hours of birding solo.  Highlight was the northern waterthrush at Wyandotte Wetlands in Crawford County, had excellent views plus the bird was singing.  Inspected one of my prothonotary warbler nest box and found 3 eggs inside.  Seeing and hearing the cerulean warbler is always a treat.......good birding.

Harrison-Crawford SF, Harrison, Indiana, US
May 2, 2016 5:45 AM - 10:45 AM
Protocol: Traveling
8.0 mile(s)
Comments: Started before daylight, FOY whip-poor-will. Birding was along Cold Friday Rd and Fox Hollow Rd.
59 species

Canada Goose 1
Wild Turkey 5
Great Blue Heron 1
Red-shouldered Hawk 1 (one adult at nest, two young nestlings seen)
Mourning Dove 3
Yellow-billed Cuckoo 2
Eastern Screech-Owl 2 (two heard before daylight on Cold Friday Rd)
Eastern Whip-poor-will 4 (three heard before daylight and one seen in gravel road)
Chimney Swift 2
Ruby-throated Hummingbird 2
Red-headed Woodpecker 2
Red-bellied Woodpecker 1
Pileated Woodpecker 2
Acadian Flycatcher 3
Eastern Phoebe 2
Great Crested Flycatcher 3
White-eyed Vireo 2
Yellow-throated Vireo 3
Red-eyed Vireo 5
Blue Jay 12
American Crow 1
Carolina Chickadee 2
Tufted Titmouse 4
White-breasted Nuthatch 2
Carolina Wren 2
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 12
Ruby-crowned Kinglet 6
Swainson's Thrush 9
Wood Thrush 15
American Robin 1
Gray Catbird 1
Brown Thrasher 2
European Starling 1
Ovenbird 5
Worm-eating Warbler 6
Louisiana Waterthrush 2
Blue-winged Warbler 1
Tennessee Warbler 2
Kentucky Warbler 5
Common Yellowthroat 2
Hooded Warbler 10
American Redstart 1
Blackpoll Warbler 1
Pine Warbler 2
Yellow-rumped Warbler 6
Yellow-throated Warbler 4
Prairie Warbler 6
Black-throated Green Warbler 2
Yellow-breasted Chat 2
Field Sparrow 1
White-throated Sparrow 2
Eastern Towhee 8
Summer Tanager 2
Northern Cardinal 5
Rose-breasted Grosbeak 3
Indigo Bunting 3
Brown-headed Cowbird 1
Baltimore Oriole 3
American Goldfinch 9

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Harrison-Crawford State Forest--Wyandotte Wetlands, Crawford, Indiana, US
May 2, 2016 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Protocol: Traveling on foot
1.0 mile(s)
Comments: Hiked around back side Wyandotte Wetlands and across road along Blue River.
60 species

Canada Goose 4
Wood Duck 1 (adult female with 13 young)
Great Blue Heron 1
Turkey Vulture 2
Red-shouldered Hawk 1
Mourning Dove 3
Yellow-billed Cuckoo 1
Ruby-throated Hummingbird 1
Belted Kingfisher 1
Red-headed Woodpecker 2
Red-bellied Woodpecker 1
Acadian Flycatcher 1
Eastern Phoebe 1
Great Crested Flycatcher 2
White-eyed Vireo 3
Yellow-throated Vireo 1
Red-eyed Vireo 3
Blue Jay 14
American Crow 3
Carolina Chickadee 1
Tufted Titmouse 3
White-breasted Nuthatch 1
Carolina Wren 1
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 6
Ruby-crowned Kinglet 2
Veery 1
Swainson's Thrush 1
Wood Thrush 3
American Robin 1
Brown Thrasher 1
Louisiana Waterthrush 2
Northern Waterthrush 1 (seen and heard)
Blue-winged Warbler 1
Prothonotary Warbler 2 (three eggs in nest box)
Kentucky Warbler 3
Common Yellowthroat 2
Hooded Warbler 1
Cerulean Warbler 2 (Seen and heard 2 males along Blue River)
Northern Parula 4
Magnolia Warbler 1
Yellow Warbler 1
Palm Warbler 2
Yellow-rumped Warbler 3
Yellow-throated Warbler 2
Prairie Warbler 4
Yellow-breasted Chat 2
Chipping Sparrow 2
Field Sparrow 1
White-throated Sparrow 3
Eastern Towhee 4
Summer Tanager 1
Scarlet Tanager 2
Northern Cardinal 2
Rose-breasted Grosbeak 2
Indigo Bunting 3
Red-winged Blackbird 12
Common Grackle 3
Orchard Oriole 1
Baltimore Oriole 1
American Goldfinch 2

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Del Striegel
Georgetown, IN (Floyd County)





Subject: SW Allen-- May 2, 2016 PM
Date: Mon May 2 2016 19:04 pm
From: rrang AT frontier.com
 
Hoping for shorebirds, I checked the west end of Eagle Marsh this late afternoon but found nothing on the limited flats viewable from the scout lot.  A noisy flock of 10+ White-crowned Sparrows was fun to listen to, though.

Afterward, I cruised the Homestead Road vicinity and had some limited success.  The puddle at the southwest corner of Branning at Homestead had these birds, two of which were personal annuals:

Spotted Sandpiper- 1; plus another bird just west of there in the corn stubble
Greater Yellowlegs- 1
Lesser Yellowlegs- 2; the two yellowlegs eventually stood next to each other near the road for a nice comparison
Least Sandpiper- 1; would've never seen it if the Spotted hadn't flushed and landed right next to it; my FOS
American Pipit- 4; one right next to the road bathing; my FOS

Rodger Rang
Fort Wayne




Subject: Yard birds in DeMotte, Jasper County
Date: Mon May 2 2016 18:34 pm
From: ledaugh AT netnitco.net
 
These are the birds I saw or heard today in the yard.  It is getting
colorful!

Bluejay-6
Cardinal--2
Black-capped Chickadee --2
Brown Cowbird--1
American Crow--1
Mourning Dove--3
Goldfinch--12
House Finch--2
Northern Flicker--1
Red-shouldered Hawk--1
Ruby-crowned Kinglet--1
White-breasted Nuthatch--1
American Robin--2
House Sparrow--1
Lincoln Sparrow--1
White-crowned Sparrow--7
White-throated Sparrow--8
Tufted Titmouse--1
Downy Woodpecker--2
Red-bellied Woodpecker--1
Common Yellowthroat--1
Rose-breasted Grosbeak--6 (2 female, 4 male)
Baltimore Oriole--1
Wood Duck--1
Ruby-throated Hummingbird--1


Lynn Daugherty
DeMotte, IN




Subject: Bobolink and Dickcissel
Date: Mon May 2 2016 18:05 pm
From: Nighthawk AT prograde.net
 
I was very pleased to encounter Bobolink in Jackson County just south of the village of Cortland today. They are a favorite species for me, I think principally because they travel so far from Argentina and the males  are virtually unmistakable from both a vocal and visual perspective. I initially found six males and one female using a hay field at the intersection of CR250E/CR550N. That location is just 1/2 mile South of the field in which I found a nice group of Bobolink two years ago and today there were an additional six males at that location. Fingers are crossed hoping that early haying will not ruin breeding/nesting efforts this year. Earlier today I had a good clutch of Shorebirds in the Ewing Bottoms that included my first Dowitchers and Peeps of the year. EBird reports for the above follow:			Dave Crouch		Seymour

Jackson County North of US 50, Jackson, Indiana, US
May 2, 2016 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Protocol: Traveling
4.5 mile(s)
Comments: Route was CR550N from Bell Ford bridge to CR250E, then North to CR600N and east for .5 miles.
15 species

Canada Goose 2
Great Blue Heron 1
Turkey Vulture 2
Killdeer 6
Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon) 3
Mourning Dove 6
Horned Lark 1
Barn Swallow 1
Northern Mockingbird 1
European Starling 12
Dickcissel 3 Singing males. Two at 250E just north of 550N. One at 600N.
Bobolink 13 At 250E / 550N Northeast corner there were six males and one female seen. Males moved from utility wires to field locations where they were sometimes difficult to see but nevertheless continued singing their bubbly song. Six more males were seen and heard singing while perched in tree by barn toward back of property bordering the Hay/grass field along the northeast hay field at 600N and 250E.
Red-winged Blackbird 20
Common Grackle 6
House Sparrow 2

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Ewing Bottoms, Jackson, Indiana, US
May 2, 2016 8:45 AM - 9:50 AM
Protocol: Traveling
3.5 mile(s)
Comments: Ewing along Slab Road to 310W then south to US50. Most Shorebirds were along 310W.
21 species

Canada Goose 6
Great Blue Heron 1
Semipalmated Plover 9
Killdeer 3
Spotted Sandpiper 1
Solitary Sandpiper 2
Greater Yellowlegs 9
Lesser Yellowlegs 24
Least Sandpiper 10
Pectoral Sandpiper 6
Short-billed Dowitcher 2 Alternate plummage. Golden hue throughout wings and back with orange dominating a relatively clean neck and breast. Same height as adjacent Lesser Yellowlegs but much heavier.
Wilson's Snipe 1
Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon) 2
Pileated Woodpecker 1
Barn Swallow 1
Cliff Swallow 5
Vesper Sparrow 2
Song Sparrow 1
Dickcissel 1
Red-winged Blackbird 12
Eastern Meadowlark 3

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Subject: Franke Park; Eagle Marsh COGA-- May 2 AM
Date: Mon May 2 2016 14:28 pm
From: rrang AT frontier.com
 
Despite the continued cool, wet weather, I was anxious to get outside early on this day of vacation.  A singing Baltimore Oriole in our front oak, along with another of that species and two singing Nashvilles across the street, I took as a good sign.

On my way to Franke Park, I stopped and sipped my coffee at the locked gate of Lindenwood Preserve and found another good sign-- a singing and calling Scarlet Tanager, my FOS.  It was accompanied by one each of Veery, Wood Thrush, Ovenbird, Nashville, Rose-breasted Grosbeak, Indigo Bunting, and Baltimore Oriole, all singing.

The activity at Franke Park was also good, at least for a while, but the cool temps (upper 40s) and constant heavy misting made for uncomfortable birding.  Although I managed a couple of annuals on my fair list (only nine warbs), once the rain finally subsided, the activity slackened.  The best birds of my 59 species:

Lesser Scaup- 1
Ruddy Duck- 2
Pied-billed Grebe- 1
Double-crested Cormorant- 1
Spotted Sandpiper- 1
Common Nighthawk- NOT!  The perfectly rendered call that caused me to abruptly brake and exit my vehicle was repeated, again perfectly, while I was scanning the trees for a bird roosting and calling in the rain.  It was a starling!  I've heard them do many an imitation over the years but never a nighthawk call before.  Sorta cool, but I would've preferred an actual nighthawk.
Great Crested Flycatcher- 5
Blue-headed Vireo- 7, including three in view at once; much singing
Warbling Vireo- 1
Ruby-crowned Kinglet- 6; one singing
Wood Thrush- 2; a nice long look at one singing nearby
Gray Catbird- 10+
Brown Thrasher- 2
Warblers-- Ovenbird- 1
  N. Waterthrush- 1
  Tennessee- 1 singing near the entrance on my drive out; my FOS
  Nashville- 8
  C. Yellowthroat- 2
  Yellow- 3
  Palm- 3
  Yellow-rumped- 20+
  Black-throated Green- 2
Lincoln's Sparrow- 1; nice look at one in a flock of White-throats near pavilion at lake; my FOS
White-throated Sparrow- 100+
White-crowned Sparrow- 1
Rose-breasted Grosbeak- 6, including 3 males with a male BAOR all in the same field of view
Indigo Bunting- 2 silent males
Baltimore Oriole- 5
Purple Finch- 1; call notes
Pine Siskin- 1; flyover

On my way back across town, I stopped briefly at Lindenwood Cemetery but found nothing of interest there.  So I continued on to Eagle Marsh, parked at the barn, and hiked a couple of trails at that end of the property.  Best birds were the continuing Sedge Wren and my FOS COMMON GALLINULE (3), a species that I personally haven't seen at Eagle Marsh for a while.  Here's the whole list of 65 species:

Canada Goose- 20 or so
Mute Swan- 1
Wood Duck- 8
Mallard- 10 or so
Blue-winged Teal- 6
Hooded Merganser- 1
Pied-billed Grebe- 1
Double-crested Cormorant- 53 at Serv-All, but many flying back and forth over Eagle Marsh
Great Blue Heron- 10 or so
Turkey Vulture- 1
Bald Eagle- 1 imm.
Red-tailed Hawk- 1
Sora- 6+; lots of whinnies; several weak, short flights; a couple of good looks at birds foraging
Common Gallinule- 3 together SW of barn
American Coot- 21
Killdeer- 2
Spotted Sandpiper- 1; another was at Serv-All
Solitary Sandpiper- 4
Greater Yellowlegs- 1; a Lesser was at Serv-All
Mourning Dove- 1
Chimney Swift- 50+; abruptly appeared, then disappeared
Red-bellied (1), Downy (1), N. Flicker (1), and Pileated (1) Woodpeckers
Eastern Phoebe- 1
Great Crested Flycatcher- 1
Warbling Vireo- 1
Blue Jay- 5
A. Crow- 2
Tree (20+), N. Rough-winged (40+), Bank (1), and Barn (10+) Swallows
Carolina Chickadee- 1
White-breasted Nuthatch- 2
House Wren- 2
Sedge Wren- 1 calling along drive in same spot as last two visits
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher- 2
Ruby-crowned Kinglet- 1
Wood Thrush- 1
American Robin- 20 or so
Gray Catbird- 3
Brown Thrasher- 1
European Starling
Warbs-- Northern Waterthrush- 1
  Prothonotary- 1 singing in woods south of barn
  Nashville- 1
  Common Yellowthroat- 3
  Yellow- 2
  Palm- 1
  Yellow-rumped- 4
  Black-throated Green- 1
Chipping Sparrow- 2
Song Sparrow
Swamp Sparrow- 2 singing near SEWR
White-throated Sparrow- 1
White-crowned Sparrow- 10+
N. Cardinal- 1
Rose-breasted Grosbeak- 1
Red-winged Blackbird- 100+
Common Grackle- 10+
Brown-headed Cowbird- 6
Baltimore Oriole- 1
American Goldfinch- 20 or so

Rodger Rang
Fort Wayne



Subject: Southside Indy Yard Birds (5/2)
Date: Mon May 2 2016 9:25 am
From: abelt AT umail.iu.edu
 
Normally, I only see one or two warbler species passing through my yard
during migration, so it was nice to see six different warbler species
flitting around in the white pines and birch trees this morning.

Canada Goose 2
Mourning Dove 2
American Crow 1
Red-eyed Vireo 1
Chimney Swift 2
White-breasted Nuthatch (Eastern) 1
Ruby-crowned Kinglet 2
American Robin 2
Nashville Warbler 1
Yellow Warbler 1
Blackpoll Warbler 1
Palm Warbler 3
Yellow-rumped Warbler (Myrtle) 4
Black-throated Green Warbler 1
Northern Cardinal 2
American Goldfinch 6
Chipping Sparrow 1

Andy Belt
Indianapolis



Subject: SW Allen-- May 1, 2016
Date: Sun May 1 2016 21:37 pm
From: rrang AT frontier.com
 
 Only one annual on this work day, but at least every species was new for the month!  Highlights:

Eagle Marsh before work (05:30)-- American Woodcock (2)

Eagle Marsh after work (15:30)-- BW Teal (2), N. Shoveler (5), Green Heron (1 on snag SW of scout lot), Bald Eagle (1 imm.), Spotted Sandpiper (1), Lesser Yellowlegs (1), Solitary Sandpiper (1), Purple Martin (15; flock of males moving up the property, pausing briefly to forage with the dozens of mostly Tree and Barn Swallows before resuming course), Gray Catbird (1), C. Yellowthroat (1), Yellow Warbler (2), Savannah Sparrow (1), and White-crowned Sparrow (2)

Fox Island (16:30)-- Chimney Swift (20), Belted Kingfisher (1 male), Pileated Woodpecker (1), Great Crested Flycatcher (1), White-eyed Vireo (1), Warbling Vireo (3), House Wren (6), BG Gnatcatcher (3), RC Kinglet (2), Wood Thrush (1), G. Catbird (2), Blue-winged Warbler (1 silent male; my only FOS today), N. Parula (1), Yellow (2), Yellow-rumped (4), Yellow-throated (1), and Black-throated Green (1) Warblers, White-throated Sparrow (6), RB Grosbeak (3), and Rusty Blackbird (2)

Also notable at Fox Island: Sol-fest Celebration Attendees (a bazillion, give or take a few)

Rodger RangFort Wayne



Subject: Tri-county FWA 13 warbler species, Worm-eating Warbler & Pisgah Marsh
Date: Sun May 1 2016 21:21 pm
From: in-bird-l AT list.indiana.edu
 
I started off at Pisgah Marsh, where things were a little slow and birded Tri-county FWA, where I eventually encountered Bart Culver.  We birded a site in the area, and found a fresh window-killed Worm-eating Warbler (photos)-my 2nd consecutive early May record in the Tri-County area.  Several FOY species, including Great Crested Flycatcher, Yellow-throated & Cerulean Warblers on territories and a Swainson's Thrush.
Pisgah Marsh , Kosciusko, Indiana, US
May 1, 2016 10:04 AM - 10:34 AM
Protocol: Traveling
1.0 mile(s)
Comments: Submitted from eBird for iOS, version 1.1.5 Build 44
45 species

Canada Goose 7
Mute Swan 2
Wood Duck 2
Mallard 6
Great Blue Heron 2
Turkey Vulture 2
Red-tailed Hawk 1
Virginia Rail 1
Sora 5
American Coot 3
Sandhill Crane 15
Killdeer 2
Ring-billed Gull 2
Mourning Dove 3
Belted Kingfisher 1
Red-bellied Woodpecker 1
Downy Woodpecker 1
Northern Flicker 2
Eastern Phoebe 1
White-eyed Vireo 1
Yellow-throated Vireo 1
Warbling Vireo 1
Blue Jay 2
Northern Rough-winged Swallow 2
Tree Swallow 13
Barn Swallow 3
Black-capped Chickadee 2
Tufted Titmouse 1
White-breasted Nuthatch 1
House Wren 2
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 1
American Robin 3
European Starling 2
Common Yellowthroat 1
Yellow Warbler 2
Chipping Sparrow 1
White-throated Sparrow 11
Song Sparrow 2
Swamp Sparrow 3
Northern Cardinal 2
Rose-breasted Grosbeak 1
Red-winged Blackbird 10
Common Grackle 3
Brown-headed Cowbird 2
Baltimore Oriole 1

View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S29344405


Tri-County FWA, Kosciusko, Indiana, US
May 1, 2016 11:21 AM - 2:41 PM
Protocol: Traveling
10.0 mile(s)
Comments: Submitted from eBird for iOS, version 1.1.5 Build 44
62 species

Canada Goose 3
Mute Swan 2
Wood Duck 4
Mallard 6
Blue-winged Teal 2
Pied-billed Grebe 2
Great Blue Heron 3
Green Heron 1
Turkey Vulture 4
Osprey 1
Red-tailed Hawk 1
Sora 3
American Coot 6
Sandhill Crane 6
Mourning Dove 4
Great Horned Owl 1
Barred Owl 1
Chimney Swift 4
Belted Kingfisher 1
Red-headed Woodpecker 1
Red-bellied Woodpecker 2
Downy Woodpecker 2
Hairy Woodpecker 1
Northern Flicker (Yellow-shafted) 3
Pileated Woodpecker 1
Eastern Phoebe 2
Great Crested Flycatcher 1
White-eyed Vireo 2
Yellow-throated Vireo 2
Warbling Vireo 4
Blue Jay 2
American Crow 4
Northern Rough-winged Swallow 3
Tree Swallow 19
Barn Swallow 2
Black-capped Chickadee 5
Tufted Titmouse 2
White-breasted Nuthatch 2
House Wren 3
Winter Wren 1
Carolina Wren 2
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 3
Ruby-crowned Kinglet 2
Eastern Bluebird 2
Swainson's Thrush 1
Wood Thrush 1
American Robin 6
Gray Catbird 1
European Starling 3
Worm-eating Warbler 1 Fresh window-killed bird at private residence inside area.
Northern Waterthrush 1
Black-and-white Warbler 1
Prothonotary Warbler 2
Nashville Warbler 2
Common Yellowthroat 3
American Redstart 1
Cerulean Warbler 3
Northern Parula 3
Yellow Warbler 3
Yellow-rumped Warbler 2
Yellow-throated Warbler 2
Black-throated Green Warbler 1

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Subject: A TON of Swifts!
Date: Sun May 1 2016 21:17 pm
From: in-bird-l AT list.indiana.edu
 
     As we were leaving Takaoka Restaurant this evening, I was excited to hear my FOY Chimney Swift as soon as we walked out the door. But, when I looked up to find it, I saw the largest group of Swifts that I have ever seen! The group stretched from the Hall's parking lot, across Spy Run, and was also circling the Three Rivers Apartments. Birds like Swifts are hard to count accurately, but my very conservative estimate is at least a hundred birds, probably more like 150. There were also a few Barn Swallow mixed in with them.
John WinebrennerFort Wayne




Subject: Fort Wayne - St. Mary's River Greenway & Foster Park
Date: Sun May 1 2016 19:46 pm
From: gamajewski AT gmail.com
 
I rode with the Early Bird Nature Ride hosted by Fort Wayne Trails this
morning. Highlights/FOYs from the trails downtown:

Blue-winged Warbler (along the river in the West Central neighborhood)
Baltimore Oriole
Gray Catbird
Yellow-rumped Warbler
Barn Swallow
Northern Rough-winged Swallow

We also rode to Foster Park, where we had:
Scarlet Tanager (radioactive male!.. a great bird to show some of the
first-timers)
Nashville Warbler
Blue-headed Vireo
Yellow-rumped Warbler
Yellow-throated Warbler
Northern Parula
and 2 Cooper's Hawks on nest (!)

I went back to Foster later in the afternoon and picked up additional:
Blackburnian Warbler
Swainson's Thrush

The ride is the first Sunday of every month at 8:00am at the Wells Street
bridge. It is geared toward amateurs of both biking and birding, and it was
a great event.



Subject: Putnam County - DePauw Nature Park
Date: Sun May 1 2016 19:16 pm
From: cahuff AT depauw.edu
 
Clint Maddux and I birded the DePauw Nature Park this beautiful morning.

Highlights were great looks at a couple of Cerulean Warblers, a very cooperative Scarlet Tanager, a Black-throated Green Warbler, Male and Female Blackpoll Warblers, our FOY Yellow-billed Cuckoo and Eastern Wood Pewee, a Blue Grosbeak, several Rose-breasted Grosbeaks, several Baltimore Orioles and two female Red-breasted Mergansers floating down the river. Here is the full list.

DePauw Nature Park, Putnam, Indiana, US
May 1, 2016 8:07 AM - 12:31 PM
Protocol: Traveling
3.3 mile(s)
Comments: Submitted from eBird for iOS, version 1.1.5 Build 44
65 species

Canada Goose 11
Wood Duck 1
Red-breasted Merganser 2
Great Blue Heron (Blue form) 1
Turkey Vulture 8
Cooper's Hawk 1
Red-shouldered Hawk 1
Killdeer 1
Spotted Sandpiper 1
Mourning Dove 2
Yellow-billed Cuckoo 1
Belted Kingfisher 1
Red-bellied Woodpecker 3
Downy Woodpecker 1
Pileated Woodpecker 1
Eastern Wood-Pewee 1
Eastern Phoebe 1
Great Crested Flycatcher 2
White-eyed Vireo 4
Yellow-throated Vireo 2
Warbling Vireo 3
Red-eyed Vireo 5
Blue Jay 6
American Crow 3
Tree Swallow 1
Carolina Chickadee 7
Tufted Titmouse 2
White-breasted Nuthatch 2
House Wren 2
Carolina Wren 3
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 9
Ruby-crowned Kinglet 1
Eastern Bluebird 2
Swainson's Thrush 2
Wood Thrush 5
Gray Catbird 5
Northern Mockingbird 1
European Starling 1
Black-and-white Warbler 2
Common Yellowthroat 4
Cerulean Warbler 2
Northern Parula 6
Yellow Warbler 7
Blackpoll Warbler 1
Palm Warbler 3
Yellow-rumped Warbler 5
Yellow-throated Warbler 3
Prairie Warbler 2
Black-throated Green Warbler 1
Yellow-breasted Chat 2
Chipping Sparrow 3
Field Sparrow 1
White-throated Sparrow 8
Song Sparrow 5
Summer Tanager 3
Scarlet Tanager 1
Northern Cardinal 14
Rose-breasted Grosbeak 4
Blue Grosbeak 2
Indigo Bunting 6
Red-winged Blackbird 1
Brown-headed Cowbird 1
Baltimore Oriole 5
House Finch 1
American Goldfinch 3



Subject: Illiana Birds: Hammond Bird Sanctuary
Date: Sun May 1 2016 17:38 pm
From: cmarshbird AT prodigy.net
 
01 May 2016 - I was very surprised at seeing so many birds today since it is
still cold. I was there between 1 and 4 p.m. and saw many new arrivals in
pockets along the bike trail and at the feeders.



Double-crested Cormorant 4

American Coot 24

Ring-billed Gull 60

Mourning Dove 2

Downy Woodpecker 2

Least Flycatcher 1

Warbling Vireo 2

Red-eyed Vireo 1

American Crow 3

Tree Swallow 2

Northern Rough-winged Swallow 4

Barn Swallow 12

Black-capped Chickadee 4

Ruby-crowned Kinglet 19

Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 14

Veery 2

Swainson's Thrush 1

Hermit Thrush 1

American Robin 6

Orange-crowned Warbler 1

Nashville Warbler 3

Yellow Warbler 2

Yellow-rumped Warbler 13

Black-throated Green Warbler 1

Pine Warbler 1

Palm Warbler 1

Black-and-white Warbler 1

Common Yellowthroat 1

Eastern Towhee 3

Song Sparrow 1

Lincoln's Sparrow 1

White-throated Sparrow 40

White-crowned Sparrow 12

Dark-eyed Junco 1

Summer Tanager 1 F

Northern Cardinal 3

Rose-breasted Grosbeak 1 M

Red-winged Blackbird 6

Brown-headed Cowbird 2

Baltimore Oriole 1 M

House Finch 4

American Goldfinch 12

House Sparrow 10



Carolyn Marsh, Whiting, Lake County








Subject: Stilts, night-heron, Henslow's Sparrow, Goose Pond
Date: Sun May 1 2016 17:34 pm
From: misner13 AT frontier.com
 
Four members of the Sycamore Audubon Society traveled down on Saturday to tour Goose Pond.  We had pretty good luck until 11 am, when we got dumped on by a big rainstorm. But prior to that we explored a number of areas and saw some quality birds.
Barnymisner13@frontier.com

Celery Bog, West Lafayette, Friday April 29,  6:15 pm
Osprey    1
Goose Pond, Saturday April 30,  7:15-11:30 am
Canada Goose     25Mallard      8Northern Shoveler  1Blue-winged Teal   6
Northern Bobwhite    2Pied-billed Grebe   2Great Egret     5Great Blue Heron    6Black-crowned Night-Heron   1 adultSora      1King Rail    1
American Coot     25Killdeer    12Black-necked Stilt     5Greater Yellowlegs    1Lesser Yellowlegs   4Spotted Sandpiper   1Solitary Sandpiper   1Mourning   Dove    1Grasshopper Sparrow   1Henslow's Sparrow    1Savannah Sparrow    4
Field Sparrow    2Song Sparrow    22Red-winged Blackbird     manyCommon Grackle    2
Celery Bog, West Lafayette, April 30, 2 pm
Cliff Swallow   1Tree Swallow   20



Subject: Yard birds
Date: Sun May 1 2016 17:15 pm
From: grounds11 AT frontier.com
 
A good group of birds arrived at my bird feeders today. With all the fog
this morning it didn't look like a very good birding day. Our housing
addition has a lot of good bird friendly landscaping.

Birds at my feeders today:

Mallard--1--female--has been a visitor for the last two springs.

Northern Cardinal--2--male and female

House Finch--5

American Goldfinch--2-male and female

Rose breasted Grosbeak--1--female--FOY

Blue Jay--2

American Robin--2--male and female

Chipping Sparrow--3

House Sparrow--2--male

White crowned Sparrow--5--

House Wren--1--checked out our Wren house.

Mourning Dove--5

Downy Woodpecker--1--

Good birding

Russ Allison, West Lafayette

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Subject: Ruby-throated Hummingbird in Goshen
Date: Sun May 1 2016 14:42 pm
From: wilmajeanharder AT gmail.com
 
A male Ruby-throated Hummingbird was peering in my front windows this
morning around 8:00. I promptly filled and put up the feeder, but have not
seen one since. The Orioles are enjoying the feeder, however.

Wilma Harder
Goshen


--
"Life is good. Live it gently and with fire and always with hope."



Subject: Limberlost Black-necked Stilt
Date: Sun May 1 2016 14:15 pm
From: in-bird-l AT list.indiana.edu
 
I made a quick afternoon trip to Limberlost for a Black-necked Stilt found yesterday.  Shortly after I arrived Curt Burnette spotted it.


Jim Haw



Subject: FOY Cuckoo, Pewee
Date: Sun May 1 2016 14:05 pm
From: tstreet AT indiana.edu
 
More FOY birds in Morgan County today: a vocal Eastern Wood Pewee and Yellow-Billed Cuckoo. 

Tim Street
Bradford Woods

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Subject: Eagle Creek Park, Sunday May 1, 2016
Date: Sun May 1 2016 13:12 pm
From: sailbird AT tds.net
 
Sunday morning bird walk tallied 121 species.  The list includes

Canada Goose
Wood Duck
Mallard
Northern Shoveler
Ruddy Duck
Wild Turkey
Pied-billed Grebe
Double-crested Cormorant
Neotropic Cormorant
Great blue Heron
Green Heron
Black-crowned Night-Heron
Turkey Vulture
Osprey
Bald Eagle
Cooper's Hawk
Red-shouldered Hawk
Broad-winged Hawk
Red-tailed Hawk
American Coot
Killdeer
Spotted Sandpiper
Solitary Sandpiper
Greater Yellowlegs
Lesser Yellowlegs
Ring-billed Gull
Herring Gull
Forster's Tern
Rock Pigeon
Mourning Dove
Great Horned Owl
Chimney Swift
Belted Kingfisher
Red-bellied Woodpecker
Downy Woodpecker
Hairy Woodpecker
Northern Flicker
Pileated Woodpecker
Eastern Wood Pewee
Willow Flycatcher
Least Flycatcher
Eastern Phoebe
Great Crested Flycatcher
Eastern Kingbird
White-eyed Vireo
Yellow-throated Vireo
Blue-headed Vireo
Warbling Vireo
Philadelphia Vireo
Red-eyed Vireo
Blue Jay
American Crow
Fish Crow
Horned Lark
Purple Martin
Tree Swallow
Northern Rough-winged
Cliff Swallow
Barn Swallow
Carolina Chickadee
Tufted Titmouse
White-breasted Nuthatch
Carolina Wren
House Wren
Marsh Wren
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
Ruby-crowned Kinglet
Eastern Bluebird
Swainson's Thrush
Hermit Thrush
Wood Thrush
American Robin
Gray Catbird
Northern Mockingbird
Brown Thrasher
European Starling
Blue-winged Warbler
Tennessee Warbler
Orange-crowned Warbler
Nashville Warbler
Northern Parula
Yellow Warbler
Chestnut-sided Warbler
Black-throated Blue Warbler
Yellow-rumped Warbler
Black-throated Green Warbler
Yellow-throated Warbler
Prairie Warbler
Palm Warbler
Blackpoll Warbler
Black and White Warbler
Prothonotary Warbler
Ovenbird
Northern Waterthrush
Louisiana Waterthrush
Kentucky Warbler
Common Yellowthroat
Eastern Towhee
Chipping Sparrow
Field Sparrow
Savannah Sparrow
Henslow's Sparrow
Song Sparrow
Swamp Sparrow
White-throated Sparrow
White-crowned Sparrow
Summer Tanager
Scarlet Tanager
Northern Cardinal
Rose-breasted Grosbeak
Indigo Bunting
Red-winged Blackbird
Eastern Meadowlark
Common Grackle
Brown-headed Cowbird
Orchard Oriole
Baltimore Oriole
House Finch
Pine Siskin
American Goldfinch
House Sparrow

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

Don Williams



Subject: Muscatatuck NWR -- May 1, 2016
Date: Sun May 1 2016 13:07 pm
From: alexwarnick AT gmail.com
 
Muscatatuck NWR--Auto Tour Loop Drive
May 1, 2016
7:30 AM
Traveling
4.00 miles

26 Canada Goose
6 Wood Duck
8 Blue-winged Teal
9 Hooded Merganser -- One adult female with eight young
2 Pied-billed Grebe
4 Great Blue Heron
4 Turkey Vulture
1 Bald Eagle
2 American Coot
1 Solitary Sandpiper
4 Mourning Dove
3 Chimney Swift
1 Red-headed Woodpecker
1 Red-bellied Woodpecker
1 Downy Woodpecker
2 Northern Flicker
2 Pileated Woodpecker
2 Eastern Phoebe
3 White-eyed Vireo
2 Warbling Vireo
2 Red-eyed Vireo
2 Blue Jay
3 American Crow
6 Tree Swallow
1 Barn Swallow
2 Carolina Chickadee
2 Tufted Titmouse
1 White-breasted Nuthatch
1 House Wren
1 Carolina Wren
5 Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
2 Ruby-crowned Kinglet
1 Eastern Bluebird
1 Veery
2 Wood Thrush
6 American Robin
4 Gray Catbird
2 Brown Thrasher
5 European Starling
2 Northern Waterthrush
2 Blue-winged Warbler
3 Prothonotary Warbler
1 Tennessee Warbler
2 Nashville Warbler
2 Kentucky Warbler
9 Common Yellowthroat
2 American Redstart
2 Northern Parula
7 Yellow Warbler
1 Palm Warbler
2 Yellow-rumped Warbler
3 Prairie Warbler
2 Yellow-breasted Chat
2 Henslow's Sparrow
1 Chipping Sparrow
5 Field Sparrow
9 White-throated Sparrow
2 Song Sparrow
4 Eastern Towhee
1 Scarlet Tanager
6 Northern Cardinal
1 Rose-breasted Grosbeak
4 Indigo Bunting
23 Red-winged Blackbird
4 Common Grackle
3 Brown-headed Cowbird
2 Orchard Oriole
7 American Goldfinch

Number of Taxa: 68

Muscatatuck NWR (Jennings Co.)
May 1, 2016
10:00 AM
Traveling
3.00 miles

7 Canada Goose
2 Lesser Scaup
1 Pied-billed Grebe
3 Turkey Vulture
1 Osprey
2 Red-shouldered Hawk
1 American Coot
2 Spotted Sandpiper
2 Mourning Dove
1 Barred Owl
1 Red-bellied Woodpecker
1 Northern Flicker
1 Eastern Kingbird
4 White-eyed Vireo
1 Blue-headed Vireo
1 Warbling Vireo
2 Red-eyed Vireo
1 Blue Jay
5 Tree Swallow
2 Carolina Chickadee
1 Tufted Titmouse
1 White-breasted Nuthatch
5 Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
2 Ruby-crowned Kinglet
1 Veery
2 Wood Thrush
2 American Robin
4 Gray Catbird
1 Brown Thrasher
2 Blue-winged Warbler
1 Tennessee Warbler
2 Kentucky Warbler
6 Common Yellowthroat
3 American Redstart
2 Northern Parula
2 Magnolia Warbler
3 Yellow Warbler
1 Palm Warbler
1 Yellow-rumped Warbler
2 Yellow-throated Warbler
4 Prairie Warbler
2 Yellow-breasted Chat
4 Field Sparrow
6 White-throated Sparrow
1 Song Sparrow
2 Eastern Towhee
1 Scarlet Tanager
5 Northern Cardinal
3 Indigo Bunting
6 Red-winged Blackbird
2 Common Grackle
2 Brown-headed Cowbird
1 American Goldfinch

Number of Taxa: 53



Subject: Ft. Harrison SP many migrants back
Date: Sun May 1 2016 10:35 am
From: in-bird-l AT list.indiana.edu
 
About 66 bird species were found at Fort Harrison on the morning of May 1, including 17 warbler species. Highlights included Orange-crowned, Golden-winged, and Cerulean warblers, migrating Blue Jays, several RB Grosbeaks, and good looks at both oriole species.

Canada Goose  5
Wood Duck  2
Mallard  2
Double-crested Cormorant  3
Great Blue Heron (Blue form)  3
Turkey Vulture  2
Cooper's Hawk  2
Mourning Dove  1
Chimney Swift  2
Belted Kingfisher  1
Red-bellied Woodpecker  3
Downy Woodpecker  4
Hairy Woodpecker  1
Pileated Woodpecker  1
Eastern Phoebe  1
Great Crested Flycatcher  2
Eastern Kingbird  1
Yellow-throated Vireo  2
Warbling Vireo (Eastern)  6
Red-eyed Vireo  2
Blue Jay  150
Northern Rough-winged Swallow  1
Tree Swallow  1
Carolina Chickadee  7
Tufted Titmouse  6
White-breasted Nuthatch (Eastern)  3
House Wren  3
Carolina Wren  1
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher  30
Ruby-crowned Kinglet  2
Wood Thrush  3
American Robin  18
Gray Catbird  2
European Starling  4
Louisiana Waterthrush  1
Blue-winged Warbler  3
Golden-winged Warbler. 1 Mark Rhodes
Black-and-white Warbler  2
Prothonotary Warbler  2
Tennessee Warbler  4
Orange-crowned Warbler (celata)  1, Mark Rhodes and I separately
Nashville Warbler  5
Common Yellowthroat  1
Cerulean Warbler  2
Northern Parula  5
Blackburnian Warbler  1
Yellow Warbler  4
Palm Warbler  1
Yellow-rumped Warbler (Myrtle)  7
Yellow-throated Warbler  4
Black-throated Green Warbler  1
Scarlet Tanager. 1
Chipping Sparrow  6
Field Sparrow  1
White-throated Sparrow  4
Song Sparrow  1
Eastern Towhee  3
Northern Cardinal  12
Rose-breasted Grosbeak  7
Indigo Bunting  2
Red-winged Blackbird  7
Brown-headed Cowbird  22
Orchard Oriole  1
Baltimore Oriole  3
American Goldfinch  6

A bird walk will be held each Sunday in May. Meet at 8am at Delaware Lake parking lot.

Don Gorney
Indianapolis, IN
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Subject: N.W.Indiana - 4/30 - Summer Tanager, B.H.Vireo
Date: Sun May 1 2016 0:34 am
From: in-bird-l AT list.indiana.edu
 
4/30
I checked a couple of spots (in light rain.)
Some Highlights:
129th Street Marsh: (East Side)
1- N. Shoveler (Male)
1-Great Egret
1-Caspian Tern
1-Spotted Sandpiper

Hammond IN Lakefront Park (Sanctuary):
10-R.B.Mergansers
10-B.G.Gnatcathers
2-House Wrens
18-Barn Swallows
10-Tree Swallows
6-R.W.Swallows
2-Bank Swallows
4-E.Towhees
1-Warbling Vireo
1-B.H.Vireo
3-R.C.Kinglets
1-SUMMER TANAGER (Female)
9-Y.R.Warblers
3-Orange-crowned Warblers (East Side)
2-Palm Warblers
1-C.Yellowthroat
1-Chipping Sparrow (Singing)
15- W.T.Sparrows
5-W.C.Sparrows
1-N.Junco

Michael Topp
Highland IN.
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Subject: Golden-winged Warbler, Montgomery County
Date: Sat Apr 30 2016 21:57 pm
From: mwilliams AT tnc.org
 
Had a beautiful male Golden-winged Warbler that was in our woods here along Sugar Creek in Montgomery County today.  He was singing off and on for much of the day.  We also had a Chestnut-sided Warbler, about a half a dozen Pine Siskins, a Great-crested Flycatcher, Orchard Oriole, Baltimore Oriole, Rose-breasted Grosbeak and Indigo Bunting among the highlights.

Earlier in the week I had 15 species of warblers at Shades State Park including Kentucky and Hooded.

Matt Williams
Montgomery County

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Subject: Fwd: eBird -- Salamonie Lake -- Apr 30, 2016
Date: Sat Apr 30 2016 21:57 pm
From: in-bird-l AT list.indiana.edu
 



On a day of constant rain, 13 birders showed up for Stockbridge Audubon ' s field trip to Salamonie Lake. We started out on River Road in Huntington County with good results, then on to Salamonie. Birds listed below were at at Salamonie except for River Road  (rr) or elsewhere  (e).
In spite of the weather we found a respectable 69 species. Sent from my Verizon Wireless 4G LTE smartphone



-------- Original message --------
From: zzedpowers
Date: 2016/04/30 16:46 (GMT-05:00)
To: zzedpowers@aol.com
Subject: eBird -- Salamonie Lake -- Apr 30, 2016

Salamonie Lake
Apr 30, 2016
9:30 AM
Traveling
25.00 miles
240 minutes
All birds reported? Yes
Comments:
46 F, rain all day
Submitted from eBird Android 1.0.4

10 Canada Goose rr 2
2 Wood Duck rr 2   Mallard e   Hooded Merganser
4 Double-crested Cormorant
3 Great Blue Heron rr 1
1 Green Heron
10 Turkey Vulture rr 1
1 Bald Eagle rr 2
1 Red-tailed Hawk
1 Killdeer   Spotted Sandpiper e 1   Solitary Sandpiper  e 1   Lesser Yellow legs e 1010 Dunlin
3 Ring-billed Gull   Rock Pigeon 
1 Mourning Dove
2 Belted Kingfisher
1 Red-headed Woodpecker rr 1
4 Red-bellied Woodpecker
3 Downy Woodpecker
1 Northern Flicker
1 Pileated Woodpecker
6 Blue Jay
2 American Crow   Horned Lark e   Purple Martin e
2 Northern Rough-winged Swallow
5 Tree Swallow
2 Barn Swallow
2 Cliff Swallow
1 Carolina Chickadee
1 Tufted Titmouse
2 White-breasted Nuthatch
1 House Wren   Carolina Wren rr 1
1 Blue-gray Gnatcatcher rr 1
1 Eastern Bluebird
2 American Robin rr 2    Brown Thrasher e 1   European Starling e
1 Louisiana Waterthrush
1 Common Yellowthroat
1 Northern Parula e 3
1 Yellow Warbler   Palm Warbler e   Yellow-rumped Warbler rr 15
2 Prairie Warbler   Eastern Towhee   Chipping Sparrow 
1 Field Sparrow
1 White-crowned Sparrow
2 White-throated Sparrow
1 Song Sparrow
4 Northern Cardinal
2 Rose-breasted Grosbeak
6 Red-winged Blackbird
1 Eastern Meadowlark
1 Common Grackle2 Brown - headed Cowbird   Baltimore Oriole rr 11 Pine Siskin
3 American Goldfinch
3 House Sparrow

Sandy Schacht & Ed Powers 




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Subject: Limberlost Swamp, Black-necked Stilts
Date: Sat Apr 30 2016 17:21 pm
From: in-bird-l AT list.indiana.edu
 
Finally stopped raining. We see 1 stilt. And 10 Bonaparte gulls. Eagles are everywhere.

Thanks for coming up.

Curt got a nice picture of a pipit.





On Saturday, April 30, 2016, Don Gorney wrote:

Limberlost Swamp Nature Preserve, Adams County, had a pair of Black-necked Stilts along with 10 other shorebird species on April 30. Per my sister, Terri, this is the fourth consecutive year the species has made an appearance. To date, there is no evidence of nesting. Other highlights included nine Bald Eagles, six Long-billed Dowitchers, 12 American Golden-Plovers, 33 Dunlin, and at least 15 American Pipits.


Limberlost Swamp Wetland Preserve (Adams Co.), Adams, Indiana, US
Apr 30, 2016 9:25 AM - 10:50 AM
Protocol: Traveling
0.6 mile(s)
25 species

Canada Goose 4
Mallard 5
Great Blue Heron (Blue form) 14
Great Egret 9
Bald Eagle 9
Black-necked Stilt 2
American Golden-Plover 12
Killdeer 5
Spotted Sandpiper 1
Solitary Sandpiper 2
Greater Yellowlegs 19
Lesser Yellowlegs 41
Dunlin 33 Many in breeding plumage with black belly spot. Smallish shorebird with decurved black bill .
Least Sandpiper 21
Pectoral Sandpiper 175
Long-billed Dowitcher 6
Ring-billed Gull 12
Purple Martin 4
Tree Swallow 11
Barn Swallow 7
American Pipit 15
White-crowned Sparrow 1
Savannah Sparrow 4
Song Sparrow 5
Red-winged Blackbird 23

View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S29299429

Don Gorney
Indianapolis, IN
317.501.4212
dongorney AT yahoo.com



Subject: Kankakee River Valley this am FOY warblers shorebirds
Date: Sat Apr 30 2016 16:49 pm
From: in-bird-l AT list.indiana.edu
 
I birded the wet spot NE of Argos and Kankakee FWA (10-mile drive and Kiwani Marsh). 
Highlights were 8 shorebird species-Semipalmated Plovers and Least Sandpipers at both locations and Prothonotary, Yellow-throated, Nashville, Orange-crowned, N. Waterthrush, Vireos, many Rose-breasted Grosbeaks and 1750 Lapland Longspurs along Goose Pit Rd. Behind Kiwani Marsh.
Details on ebird.
John Kendall
Warsaw

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Subject: Limberlost Swamp, Black-necked Stilts
Date: Sat Apr 30 2016 16:21 pm
From: in-bird-l AT list.indiana.edu
 
Limberlost Swamp Nature Preserve, Adams County, had a pair of Black-necked Stilts along with 10 other shorebird species on April 30. Per my sister, Terri, this is the fourth consecutive year the species has made an appearance. To date, there is no evidence of nesting. Other highlights included nine Bald Eagles, six Long-billed Dowitchers, 12 American Golden-Plovers, 33 Dunlin, and at least 15 American Pipits.  

Limberlost Swamp Wetland Preserve (Adams Co.), Adams, Indiana, US
Apr 30, 2016 9:25 AM - 10:50 AM
Protocol: Traveling
0.6 mile(s)
25 species

Canada Goose  4
Mallard  5
Great Blue Heron (Blue form)  14
Great Egret  9
Bald Eagle  9
Black-necked Stilt  2   
American Golden-Plover  12
Killdeer  5
Spotted Sandpiper  1
Solitary Sandpiper  2
Greater Yellowlegs  19
Lesser Yellowlegs  41
Dunlin  33    Many in breeding plumage with black belly spot. Smallish shorebird with decurved black bill .
Least Sandpiper  21
Pectoral Sandpiper  175
Long-billed Dowitcher  6    
Ring-billed Gull  12
Purple Martin  4
Tree Swallow  11
Barn Swallow  7
American Pipit  15
White-crowned Sparrow  1
Savannah Sparrow 4
Song Sparrow  5
Red-winged Blackbird  23

View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S29299429
 Don Gorney
Indianapolis, IN
317.501.4212
dongorney AT yahoo.com



Subject: Lakefront 30-Apr-2016
Date: Sat Apr 30 2016 16:09 pm
From: kj.brock AT comcast.net
 
Today John Cassady, Randy Pals, Lynn Vernon, and I birded the Indiana lakefront.

How do you bird in steady rain? Answer: you spend your time in the vehicle. The rain began at our third stop and continued thereafter. Despite this inconvenience we logged a respectable bird list.

FORSYTHE PARK and adjacent Wolf Lake
Great Egret,1
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker,1 female
Northern Flicker,1
Tree Swallow,5
Northern Rough-winged Swallow,2
Bank Swallow3
Barn Swallow,20
Brown Thrasher,3
Yellow Warbler,1
Yellow-rumped Warbler,27
Palm Warbler,5
White-throated Sparrow,10
White-crowned Sparrow,8
House Finch,2

STATE LINE WOODS
Wood Duck,1
Downy Woodpecker,1
Northern Flicker,1
Warbling Vireo,1 singing
Ruby-crowned Kinglet,1
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher,4
House Wren,3
Northern Waterthrush,1
Orange-crowned Warbler,5
Nashville Warbler,5
Common Yellowthroat,1
Yellow Warbler,4
Yellow-rumped Warbler,4
Eastern Towhee,3
White-throated Sparrow,200 giant flock

HAMMOND SANCTUARY
Red-breasted Merganser,10
Horned Grebe,1
Coopers Hawk,1 juv
Northern Flicker,1
Warbling Vireo,1
Tree Swallow,11
Northern Rough-winged Swallow,6
Bank Swallow3
Barn Swallow,20
Hermit Thrush,3
Ruby-crowned Kinglet,1
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher,1
House Wren,1
Yellow-rumped Warbler,10
White-throated Sparrow,10
Dark-eyed Junco,1

GRANT STREET WETLAND (the rain began)
Canada Goose,12- including 4 downy chicks
Blue-winged Teal,5
Northern Shoveler,4
Pied-billed Grebe,1
Double-crested Cormorant,25
Great Egret,2
American Coot,130
Lesser Yellowlegs,1
Solitary Sandpiper,3
Spotted Sandpiper,2
Caspian Tern,4
Yellow-headed Blackbird,1 male

McCOOL BASIN (from the car in heavy rain)
Blue-winged Teal,5
Green-winged Teal,6
Sora,1 visual
Killdeer,6
Greater Yellowlegs,1
Lesser Yellowlegs,10
Solitary Sandpiper,3
Spotted Sandpiper,3
Least Sandpiper,2
Pectoral Sandpiper,1
Short-billed Dowitcher,1- molting, 50% alternate; upper breast rufous, belly still whitish, many back feathers fresh with bold golden edges
Ring-billed Gull,90
Tree Swallow,1

LONG LAKE
Mute Swan,2
Pied-billed Grebe,2
Sora,1 called
American Coot,20

WEST BEVERLY SHORES (along Beverly Drive)
Wood Duck,1
Blue-winged Teal,2
Turkey Vulture,5
Red-headed Woodpecker,2
American Robin,5
Field Sparrow,1
Swamp Sparrow,2 singing

CENTRAL BEVERLY SHORES (along Beverly Drive)
Blue-winged Teal,2
Pied-billed Grebe,3
Great Egret,4
Sandhill Crane,16- adults on the ground
American Kestrel,1
Tree Swallow,1
Common Yellowthroat,1
Song Sparrow,3 singing
Swamp Sparrow,1 singing

EAST BEVERLY SHORES (along Beverly Drive)
Wood Duck,6
Blue-winged Teal,2
Bald Eagle,1- perched imm
Sora,1 called
Belted Kingfisher,1 male
Northern Flicker,1
Northern Waterthrush,9
Wood Thrush,2 singing
Yellow Warbler,1
Common Yellowthroat,1
Eastern Towhee,3
Song Sparrow, singing
White-throated Sparrow,1 singing
Rusty Blackbird,10

MICHIGAN CITY HARBOR
Horned Grebe,1
Caspian Tern,38
Tree Swallow,3

STRIEBEL POND (w. side of Mich. City on Hitchcock Rd- n. of US 30)
Bufflehead,1 female
Common Merganser,1 female
Ruddy Duck,5
Pied-billed Grebe,1
Great Blue Heron,1

HITCHCOCK ROAD POND (w. side of Mich. City on Hitchcock Rd- s. of US 30)
Mute Swan,4
Lesser Scaup,2
Ruddy Duck,2
Pied-billed Grebe,5
Killdeer,5 including half-grown chick
Spotted Sanspiper,2
Bald Eagle,1 adult perched
Caspian Tern,9
Tree Swallow,10

POND S. OF REYNOLDS CREEK G.H.A.
Green-winged Teal,2
Lesser Yellowlegs,20
Solitary Sandpiper,2
Spotted Sandpiper,2
Dunlin,3
Short-billed Dowitcher,2- molting, 75% alternate

DUNES S.P. NATURE CENTER
Red-headed Woodpecker,1
Red-bellied Woodpecker,1 female
Downy Woodpecker,3
Hairy Woodpecker,2
Tufted Titmouse,4
Ruby-crowned Kinglet6
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher,4
Black and white Warbler,1
Palm Warbler,1
Yellow-rumped Warbler,3
Black-throated Green Warbler,1 male
Chipping Sparrow,1
White-throated Sparrow,5
Rose-breasted Grosbeak,1 male

Ken Brock
Chesterton




Subject: Bear lake, noble county
Date: Sat Apr 30 2016 15:56 pm
From: rodstrayer AT hotmail.com
 
Drizzling day in our backyard at Bear Lake across from the Merry Lea Environmental Center. Watched for past hour until 3:30 

2- mourning doves
1- red headed woodpecker
2- downy woodpecker m & f
2- red belly woodpecker m & f
6- bluejay
1- black capped chickadee
1- titmouse
1- nuthatch
4- white crowned sparrows
2- white throated sparrows
1- song sparrow
5- red breasted grosbeaks all male
10- cardinals 5 male & 5 female
6- Baltimore Orioles including 5 male and 1 female
2- Orchard Orioles both male
5- redwing blackbirds 4- m 1- f
3- house finch 2- m 1- f
2- house sparrows m & f






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