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20 Nov: @ 21:12:22 
Short-eared owl, Allen Co. [zzedpowers]
20 Nov: @ 18:10:33 
Northern Shoveler at Muscatatuck NWR [Dan Kaiser]
20 Nov: @ 17:32:38 
Birds at the feeders [ledaugh]
20 Nov: @ 17:12:04 
Feeder birds [Russ Allison]
20 Nov: @ 13:32:40 
Common Redpoll, Indiana Dunes [Brendan Grube]
19 Nov: @ 20:01:43 
Lakewatch 11/19 More Kittiwakes and Tundra Swans [John & Wendy Cassady]
19 Nov: @ 19:16:45 
Eagle Creek Bird Walk [Becky]
19 Nov: @ 16:00:07 
Sandhill cranes, Morgan County [Doug Johnstone]
19 Nov: @ 13:11:38 
Fwd: IAS Winter Feeder Count [Amy Kearns]
18 Nov: @ 18:35:45 
Muscatatuck NWR this AM [David Crouch]
18 Nov: @ 17:19:21 
Miller lakewatch mucho Kittiwakes and Long-tailed Ducks. [John Kendall]
17 Nov: @ 15:45:26 
Eagle Marsh, Ft Wayne [zzedpowers]
17 Nov: @ 10:01:02 
IDSP lakefront [Brendan Grube]
17 Nov: @ 07:52:40 
Re: sharing Whooping crane sightings (no sightings) [Amy Kearns]
16 Nov: @ 20:27:49 
Re: West Boggs Lake Daviess County [Sherry]
16 Nov: @ 18:17:26 
Lakewatch 11/16 Kittiwakes, Red-necked Grebes [John & Wendy Cassady]
16 Nov: @ 09:06:52 
RECR (42) calumet trail IDSP [Brendan Grube]
15 Nov: @ 14:57:15 
Fw: Waterfowl and Shorebird Fieldtrip List [terry ballenger]
14 Nov: @ 23:29:12 
Lake Michigan, Nov 12-13 [Peter Scott]
14 Nov: @ 23:21:58 
Goose Pond [Peter Scott]
14 Nov: @ 23:17:02 
Farmersburg Mine, Vigo - Long-tailed Ducks, White-winged Scoter [Peter Scott]
14 Nov: @ 12:54:37 
Advice for Reporting Red Crossbills to eBird [Don Gorney]
14 Nov: @ 12:21:42 
Angola, IN, Steuben County, Immature Snowy Owl [fwooley@frontier.com]
13 Nov: @ 18:40:18 
Southern Indiana Birding [cbirding]
13 Nov: @ 17:53:37 
Lakefront Redpolls, Red-necked Grebe [John Kendall]
13 Nov: @ 12:06:08 
Red necked green, Port of Indiana [Peter Scott]
12 Nov: @ 19:47:11 
Hurshtown Reservoir, Allen County [zzedpowers]
12 Nov: @ 18:06:14 
West Boggs Lake Daviess County [Amy Kearns]
12 Nov: @ 15:19:53 
Snowy Owl, miller beach [Peter Scott]
12 Nov: @ 11:39:38 
Eagle Creek Park, Sunday Nov. 12, 2017 [Don Williams]
12 Nov: @ 09:27:32 
Long-tailed Duck at Fairfax SRA, Monroe Co [Greene, Terri B]
12 Nov: @ 08:01:35 
Lakefront 11/11 Red Phalarope [John & Wendy Cassady]
11 Nov: @ 20:48:23 
Fort Wayne Northern Goshawk [John Winebrenner]
11 Nov: @ 20:09:30 
Salamonie Reservoir - Huntington/Wabash Counties [John Winebrenner]
10 Nov: @ 16:34:31 
Re: Vigo - Sandhill Cranes, Am Golden-Plover [Larry Caldwell]
10 Nov: @ 16:09:00 
Vigo - Sandhill Cranes, Am Golden-Plover [Peter Scott]
10 Nov: @ 08:41:02 
Goose Pond FWA last shorebird survey for 2017 8 Nov [Kearns, Amy]
09 Nov: @ 19:44:19 
Farmersburg Mine, Vigo - W-w Scoter, Rough-legged Hawks [Peter Scott]
09 Nov: @ 14:17:00 
Correction Illiana Birds: Tundras and Siskins [Carolyn A. Marsh]
09 Nov: @ 13:48:28 
Illiana Birds: Tundras and Siskins [Carolyn A. Marsh]
09 Nov: @ 10:01:35 
Re: Wood Stork record from 1998 [Don Gorney]
09 Nov: @ 08:50:38 
Short-eared Owls Gibson Co [Margaret Thomas]
09 Nov: @ 07:43:49 
Wood Stork record from 1998 [Jeff Moore]
08 Nov: @ 10:29:21 
Chinook mine waterfowl, Vigo [Peter Scott]
08 Nov: @ 07:41:05 
Surf Scoters, Prides Creek, Pike County [Jeremy Ross]
07 Nov: @ 15:16:06 
Celery Bog [Russ Allison]
06 Nov: @ 19:37:02 
Re: Red Crossbills Nov 3 - Type 2, 3, and 4 [Brad Jackson]
06 Nov: @ 19:11:46 
Illiana Birds: Wilson's Warbler [Yahoo]
06 Nov: @ 19:00:48 
Lakefront 11/6 Red-necked Grebe, Iceland Gull [John & Wendy Cassady]
06 Nov: @ 16:41:09 
Red Crossbills Nov 3 - Type 2, 3, and 4 [Don Gorney]





Subject: Short-eared owl, Allen Co.
Date: Mon Nov 20 2017 21:12 pm
From: in-bird-l AT list.indiana.edu
 
Betsy Yankowiak startled a short-eared owl Saturday afternoon 11/18 while checking for flooding at Eagle Marsh.  It was just 5 minutes down the Continental Divide trail, in the mowed area, and flew up very close to her.  Might be worth keeping an eye on that location.
Cynthia Powers



Subject: Northern Shoveler at Muscatatuck NWR
Date: Mon Nov 20 2017 18:10 pm
From: dhkaiser AT sprynet.com
 
Saw my FOS shoveler.  Although the light was not the best I did manage a
half way decent photograph...
https://www.flickr.com/photos/...

Dan
Columbus



Subject: Birds at the feeders
Date: Mon Nov 20 2017 17:32 pm
From: ledaugh AT netnitco.net
 
I, like Russ Allison, had a busy two days at the feeders.  My birds---

Pine Siskin--26
American Goldfinch--33
Blue jay--7
Cardinal--11
Tufted Titmice--3
Black-capped Chickadees--3
Red-bellied Woodpecker--1
White-breasted Nuthatch--2
House Finch--4
Hairy Woodpecker--1
Downy Woodpecker--2
House Sparrow--4
Dark-eyed Junco--2
Carolina Wren--1
Mourning Dove--1

Lynn Daugherty
DeMotte, IN (Jasper County)



Subject: Feeder birds
Date: Mon Nov 20 2017 17:12 pm
From: grounds11 AT frontier.com
 
Very active (2) days at my feeders. Heavy rain yesterday and
colder temp. today brought a lot of birds to my feeders. Large amount of
American Goldfinch to thistle feeders. Dark eyed Junco were also present.


Pine Siskin still being seen today.


Birds seen today at Camelback Blv.


Dark eyed Junco--16


House Sparrow--7


House Finch--9


American Goldfinch--15-


Brown headed Cowbird--2


Carolina Wren--1


Cooper's Hawk--1


Pine Siskin--2


Northern Cardinal--2


Mourning Dove--2


Good birding


Russ Allison, West Lafayette


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



Subject: Common Redpoll, Indiana Dunes
Date: Mon Nov 20 2017 13:32 pm
From: grube.brendan AT gmail.com
 
A single Redpoll flew over the Calumet Trail between Waverly and Mineral Springs roads.
Brendan



Subject: Lakewatch 11/19 More Kittiwakes and Tundra Swans
Date: Sun Nov 19 2017 20:01 pm
From: jcassady AT frontier.com
 
We conducted a lakewatch at the Marquette Park "Concession Stand" at Miller Beach (Lake County). Those present included Jim Phillips, Landon Neumann, Eric Ripma, Don Gorney, Jeff McCoy, and John Kendall. Highlights included FOUR KITTIWAKES, 83 TUNDRA SWANS, all three SCOTERS, and 6 LONG-TAILED DUCKS.
Snow Goose 6 (white form adults)Tundra Swans 83Mallard 6Redhead 2Greater Scaup 11Lesser Scaup 2Surf Scoter 10White-winged Scoter 4Black Scoter 14"dark-winged scoter" 12Long-tailed Duck 6Common Goldeneye 1Bufflehead 3Red-breasted Merganser 1,233Common Merganser 2Red-throated Loon 11Common Loon 411Double-crested Cormorant 8Horned Grebe 35Peregrine Falcon 1Bald Eagle 1 (2nd c.)BLACK-LEGGED KITTIWAKE 4 (all 1st c. - a pair and two singletons flying west)Bonaparte's Gull 3Glaucous Gull 1 (1st/2nd c.)Great Black-backed Gull 2 (both 1st c.)Herring Gull 90Snow Bunting 7DE Junco 1Pine Siskin 1Am. Tree Sparrow 1
John K. CassadySturgis, MIjcassady@frontier.comTo view my website of birdphotographs,please visitwww.jkcassady.com.



Subject: Eagle Creek Bird Walk
Date: Sun Nov 19 2017 19:16 pm
From: in-bird-l AT list.indiana.edu
 
The Eagle Creek bird walk tallied 48 species today. The list is as follows:





Species



Canada Goose



Mallard



Northern Shoveler



Ring-necked Duck



Bufflehead



Common Goldeneye



Common Loon



Pied-billed Grebe



Horned Grebe



Double-crested Cormorant



Great blue Heron



Bald Eagle



Red-shouldered Hawk



Red-tailed Hawk



American Kestrel



Killdeer



Bonaparte's Gull



Ring-billed Gull



Rock Pigeon



Mourning Dove



Barred Owl



Belted Kingfisher



Red-headed Woodpecker



Red-bellied Woodpecker



Downy Woodpecker



Hairy Woodpecker



Northern Flicker



Pileated Woodpecker



Blue Jay



American Crow



Horned Lark



Carolina Chickadee



Tufted Titmouse



White-breasted Nuthatch



Carolina Wren



Golden-crowned Kinglet



Ruby-crowned Kinglet



Northern Mockingbird



European Starling



Cedar Waxwing



American Tree Sparrow



Song Sparrow



White-throated Sparrow



Dark-eyed Junco



Northern Cardinal



House Finch



American Goldfinch



House Sparrow






The walk starts each Sunday at 9AM at the Ornithology Center at Eagle Creek Park. All are welcome



Subject: Sandhill cranes, Morgan County
Date: Sun Nov 19 2017 16:00 pm
From: dougcher2080 AT sbcglobal.net
 
This afternoon we had flyover of 2 small flocks, about 20 and 45 respectively,of sandhill cranes heading southwest.Doug Johnstone, Morgan County.



Subject: Fwd: IAS Winter Feeder Count
Date: Sun Nov 19 2017 13:11 pm
From: greenpertplus AT hotmail.com
 
Please see below message from the compiler. The winter feeder count has been discontinued.

Amy Kearns
Mitchell

Sent from my iPhone

Begin forwarded message:

From: John Castrale >
Date: November 19, 2017 at 10:33:26 AM EST
To: Amy Kearns >
Subject: IN-bird post

Amy,
Could you post the following to IN-Bird. Thanks.

For those of you who have participated in the past, the Indiana Audubon's Winter Feeder Count has been discontinued.

John Castrale



Subject: Muscatatuck NWR this AM
Date: Sat Nov 18 2017 18:35 pm
From: Nighthawk AT prograde.net
 
Tough weather conditions and an even worse forecast found just Susan Miller and me at the start of the MWS third Saturday bird walk. High winds certainly diminished the passerine activity but we did have some nice looks at some good birds in our 2.5 hours in the field. Highlights included two adult Bald Eagles, Ruddy Ducks, a group of five Eastern Bluebirds, nice views of a Barred Owl and a flight of Snow Geese.  Dave Crouch, Seymour
Muscatatuck NWR - Jackson County, Jackson, Indiana, USNov 18, 2017 8:00 AM - 9:30 AMProtocol: Traveling5.0 mile(s)Comments: Susan Miller with me on Muscatatuck Wildlife Society 3rd Saturday bird outing. Also spent an hour in Jennings county side. Dark, windy but no rain. Wind prevented good passerine birding.22 speciesCanada Goose 70Gadwall 10Mallard 140Black Vulture 3Bald Eagle 1 Adult. Put quite a few Mallard and CAGO in flight.American Coot 1Sandhill Crane 12 Estimated. Heard only.Barred Owl 1 Good views. Cryptic.Belted Kingfisher 1 FemaleRed-bellied Woodpecker 1Downy Woodpecker 3Eastern Phoebe 1Carolina Chickadee 2Tufted Titmouse 3White-breasted Nuthatch 1Eastern Bluebird 5American Robin 2White-throated Sparrow 4Song Sparrow 1Northern Cardinal 10House Finch 2American Goldfinch 6View this checklist online athttp://ebird.org/ebird/view/ch... report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (http://ebird.org)
Muscatatuck NWR - Jennings County, Jennings, Indiana, USNov 18, 2017 9:30 AM - 10:30 AMProtocol: Traveling3.0 mile(s)Comments: With Susan Miller. Duration time is representative of our effort but the time was accumulated in a couple of different moves from one side of the county division road to the other.8 species (+1 other taxa)Snow Goose 21 Flying over, westbound and north of our Discovery Pond location.Canada Goose 75Ring-necked Duck 3Greater/Lesser Scaup 4Ruddy Duck 4Pied-billed Grebe 9Turkey Vulture 1Bald Eagle 1 Adult. initially perched at S/E end of Stanfield Lake then in flight toward N/W end and flying back to new perch at S/W end.Red-shouldered Hawk 1View this checklist online athttp://ebird.org/ebird/view/ch... report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (http://ebird.org)



Subject: Miller lakewatch mucho Kittiwakes and Long-tailed Ducks.
Date: Sat Nov 18 2017 17:19 pm
From: in-bird-l AT list.indiana.edu
 
Several people popped in and out of a wet and windy Marquette Park Concession Stand today.  Highlights were 15 1st-cycle Kittiwakes and 13 Long-tailed Ducks.  Jeff McCoy will post the tallies.  This is the second-highest daily Kittiwake count, surpassed by the seemingly unbreakable 2010 mega flight.   
John Kendall

Sent from my iPhone



Subject: Eagle Marsh, Ft Wayne
Date: Fri Nov 17 2017 15:45 pm
From: in-bird-l AT list.indiana.edu
 
I didn't dress warmly enough, so I moved fairly briskly around Trail 1 at Eagle Marsh. Good numbers of Northern Shovelers and Ring-billed Gulls; otherwise not much.



Eagle Marsh Nature Preserve, Allen, Indiana, USNov 17, 2017 1:35 PM - 2:45 PMProtocol: Traveling2.0 mile(s)Comments: 46 F, partly cloudy, moderate wind9 speciesCanada Goose 1Northern Shoveler 90Mallard 28Green-winged Teal 3Hooded Merganser 7Great Blue Heron 9Bald Eagle 1Ring-billed Gull 300American Crow 3View this checklist online athttp://ebird.org/ebird/view/ch... report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (http://ebird.org)



Ed Powers, Allen County



Subject: IDSP lakefront
Date: Fri Nov 17 2017 10:01 am
From: grube.brendan AT gmail.com
 
Snow buntings migrating. Loons and grebes and other waterfowl in appreciable numbers. Good day to look for swallows. Brendan



Subject: Re: sharing Whooping crane sightings (no sightings)
Date: Fri Nov 17 2017 7:52 am
From: greenpertplus AT hotmail.com
 
Forgot to hit "reply all".


If you must share, I recommend following the guidelines from the Whooping Crane Eastern Partnership website, which asks that Whooping Cranes be reported through social media at the county level only in Indiana. Personally, I think it's fine not to report them at all on social media and listservs. You can use the link on the site to report them directly to the trackers, avoiding social media entirely. Here's the quote from the website:


https://www.bringbackthecranes...


What To Do If You See Whooping Cranes:


If you encounter a whooping crane in the wild, please give them the respect and distance they need. Do not approach birds on foot within 200 yards; remain in your vehicle; do not approach in a vehicle any closer than 100 yards. Also, please remain concealed and do not speak loudly enough that the birds can hear you. Finally, do not trespass on private property in an attempt to view or photograph whooping cranes.



Joe Duff, the project's lead ultralight pilot, said it best during an interview: "Although we take special precautions to ensure these birds are reared in isolation from human contact, they are still far from wild. Their return to nature takes place over months but could be destroyed by one curious onlooker. Despite good intentions the best thing an observer could do for these birds and this project is to observe from a distance. The worst thing you could do is attempt to feed them. "



Each exposure lessens the whooping cranes™ natural fear of humans, which is an important survival mechanism. Feeding the whooping cranes can result in the birds becoming dependent on humans as a source of food. Both would negate the many long hours biologists, veterinarians, pilots and volunteers endured in hot costumes and silence while raising and caring for these whooping cranes.



Reporting Whooping Crane Sightings for WCEP Trackers

We would appreciate you reporting your sighting on our online website at https://www.savingcranes.org/r... Thank you!



Reporting Whooping Crane Sightings to Others (on ListServs, Partner Facebook pages, etc.)

When Whooping Cranes are present at the following eight sites, the name of the Refuge or park may be used on birding lists and on social media sites, however no other location information more specific than the name of the property should be used. When whooping cranes are present at other sites, only the birds™ county-level location should be shared.



Wisconsin:

1. Necedah NWR
2. Horicon NWR
3. White River Marsh SWA



Florida:

4. Chassahowitzka NWR
5. St. Marks NWR
6. Paynes Prairie Preserve State Park



Other:

7. Hiwassee Wildlife Refuge, TN
8. Wheeler NWR, AL

https://www.bringbackthecranes...

Amy Kearns
Mitchell

On Nov 16, 2017, at 9:27 PM, Sherry > wrote:

What is the latest guidance on Whooping Crane sightings?


Cheers,

Sherry







On Nov 12, 2017, at 7:06 PM, Amy Kearns > wrote:

My family and I tried for a "scoter sweep" at West Boggs Lake this morning (all 3 scoters had been reported Fri-Sat). We were unsuccessful in the rain and drizzle, although we did enjoy close views of 6 surf scoters and a male long-tailed duck.


West Boggs Lake (Martin Co.), Martin, Indiana, US
Nov 12, 2017 11:00 AM - 12:05 PM
Protocol: Traveling
1.0 mile(s)
Comments: Looking for black scoter, reported here Fri. Not found. Did find duck hunters at location where it had been seen previously.
10 species

Lesser Scaup 75 Estimated
Surf Scoter 3 Immature male and two imm/fem types
Long-tailed Duck 1 Continues. Male in dark-necked summer plumage
Bufflehead 15
Ruddy Duck 75 Estimated
Carolina Chickadee 2
Carolina Wren 2
Golden-crowned Kinglet 3
White-throated Sparrow 1
Northern Cardinal 1

View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/ch...

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


West Boggs Lake (Daviess Co.), Daviess, Indiana, US
Nov 12, 2017 10:27 AM - 10:57 AM
Protocol: Traveling
2.0 mile(s)
Comments: From 1200E and the west side of the county park
8 species

Greater Scaup 1 Female with susc
Surf Scoter 3 All Imm/fem types
Bufflehead 25
Pied-billed Grebe 25
Great Blue Heron (Blue form) 5
American Coot 100
Killdeer 4
Blue Jay 2

View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/ch...

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

Amy, Noah, June & Lyra Kearns

Mitchell



Subject: West Boggs Lake Daviess County
Date: Thu Nov 16 2017 20:27 pm
From: in-bird-l AT list.indiana.edu
 
What is the latest guidance on Whooping Crane sightings?


Cheers,
Sherry





On Nov 12, 2017, at 7:06 PM, Amy Kearns <greenpertplus@hotmail.com> wrote:My family and I tried for a "scoter sweep" at West Boggs Lake this morning (all 3 scoters had been reported Fri-Sat). We were unsuccessful in the rain and drizzle, although we did enjoy close views of 6surf scoters and a male long-tailed duck.
West Boggs Lake (Martin Co.), Martin, Indiana, US
Nov 12, 2017 11:00 AM - 12:05 PM
Protocol: Traveling
1.0 mile(s)
Comments: Looking for black scoter, reported here Fri. Not found. Did find duck hunters at location where it had been seen previously.
10 species

Lesser Scaup 75 Estimated
Surf Scoter 3 Immature male and two imm/fem types
Long-tailed Duck 1 Continues. Male in dark-necked summer plumage
Bufflehead 15
Ruddy Duck 75 Estimated
Carolina Chickadee 2
Carolina Wren 2
Golden-crowned Kinglet 3
White-throated Sparrow 1
Northern Cardinal 1

View this checklist online athttp://ebird.org/ebird/view/ch...

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

West Boggs Lake (Daviess Co.), Daviess, Indiana, US
Nov 12, 2017 10:27 AM - 10:57 AM
Protocol: Traveling
2.0 mile(s)
Comments: From 1200E and the west side of the county park
8 species

Greater Scaup 1 Female with susc
Surf Scoter 3 All Imm/fem types
Bufflehead 25
Pied-billed Grebe 25
Great Blue Heron (Blue form) 5
American Coot 100
Killdeer 4
Blue Jay 2

View this checklist online athttp://ebird.org/ebird/view/ch...

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

Amy, Noah, June & Lyra KearnsMitchell



Subject: Lakewatch 11/16 Kittiwakes, Red-necked Grebes
Date: Thu Nov 16 2017 18:17 pm
From: jcassady AT frontier.com
 
It was a very odd lakewatch at the Miller Beach Concession Stand (Lake County). Despite northwest winds in mid-November, there was basically no bird movement on the lake. Now the really weird part - despite long periods with no birds at all (I didn't see a Scaup all day!) we had some really nice highlights, including FOUR KITTIWAKES, THREE RED-NECKED GREBES, a Long-tailed Duck, and thirty-one Snow Geese.
Miller Beach:Snow Goose 31 (28 white., 3 blue)Mallerd 16Redhead 15Ring-necked Duck 1(Jeff McCoy only)Lesser Scaup 25 (Jeff only)Greater Scaup 5 (Jeff only)White-winged Scoter 2"dark-winged" scoter 4Long-tailed Duck 1 (adult male)Bufflehead 3Red-breasted Merganser 783Common Loon 292Red-throated Loon 1Horned Grebe 6Red-necked Grebe 3 (all flying east, including one seen late by Jeff only)DC Cormorant 7Peregrine Falcon 1 (adult)Bald Eagle 3 (2 adults and a 3rd cycle)Bonaparte's Gull 8Black-legged Kittiwake 4 - all 1st cycle (Michael Topp later had a 5th land on the beach at Lake Street.)Am. Tree Sparrow 5DE Junco 15
Michigan City Harbor (Jeff and John Kendall only):Tundra Swan 5 (fly-by)


John K. CassadySturgis, MIjcassady@frontier.comTo view my website of birdphotographs,please visitwww.jkcassady.com.



Subject: RECR (42) calumet trail IDSP
Date: Thu Nov 16 2017 9:06 am
From: grube.brendan AT gmail.com
 
Fun.



Subject: Fw: Waterfowl and Shorebird Fieldtrip List
Date: Wed Nov 15 2017 14:57 pm
From: t.ballenger AT sbcglobal.net
 
Hello all--
Following is Becky Heck's report on the Hamilton County Bird Club's fieldtrip to east-central site this past Sat.
Highlights were: Snow Goose (approx. 12); Fox Sparrow (3-4); and a single Canvasback
Good birding, Terry Ballenger
----- Forwarded Message -----
From: Becky Heck <bheck333@comcast.net>
To: terry ballenger <t.ballenger@sbcglobal.net>; Robert Bruce <rpbrucemt@gmail.com>; Bruce Blackwell <b_blackwell@msn.com>; Ed Snyder <eds@iendeavor.com>; marykaypitts@gmail.com; Joy Fulk <busymomof8@sbcglobal.net>; Les Warner <lesh20b1rd@gmail.com>
Sent: Sunday, November 12, 2017 6:47 AM
Subject: Waterfowl and Shorebird Fieldtrip List

Waterfowl and Shorebird Fieldtrip List “ Saturday, November 11, 2017Our count for the trip was 56 birds which included 20 waterfowl and shorebirds. It was 23F when we began. On the way:European StarlingRed-winged BlackbirdAmerican RobinCooper™s Hawk Province Pond Wetland- Henry CountyCarolina ChickadeeBlue JayBlue-winged TealGadwallPied-billed GrebeRed-bellied WoodpeckerGreat Blue HeronCarolina WrenSong SparrowKilldeerNorthern CardinalAmerican CrowMourning DoveCanada Goose Summit Lake State Park - Henry County 27FRed-tailed HawkMallardDark-eyed JuncoAmerican GoldfinchTree SparrowAmerican CootRing-billed GullBuffleheadSandhill CranesDouble-crested CormorantRedheadBelted KingfisherCommon LoonRuddy DuckSnow GooseHairy WoodpeckerGolden-crowned KingletMute SwanEastern BluebirdCedar WaxwingHooded MerganserCanvasbackSandpiper (sp)Lesser Yellowlegs Prairie Creek Reservoir - Delaware County 34FHorned LarkRed-breasted MerganserHouse SparrowWhite-breasted Nuthatch State Road 67American KestrelRock DoveSharp-shinned Hawk Loblolly Marsh “ Jay County 37FBald EagleNorthern FlickerDowny WoodpeckerFox SparrowTurkey VultureGreen-winged TealRed-shouldered Hawk



Subject: Lake Michigan, Nov 12-13
Date: Tue Nov 14 2017 23:29 pm
From: Peter.Scott AT indstate.edu
 
Observations at three sites - scoters, Snowy Owl, Red-necked Grebe. Will upload photos wheneBird solves the current problem.



Miller Beach, Lake Street, Lake, Indiana, US

Nov 12, 2017 11:30 AM - 2:00 PM

Protocol: Traveling

3.0 mile(s)

Comments: Weather: first half hour, calm, overcast, 41 F. Then light drizzle, developing into steady light rain for last hour. Started at Marquette Park Beach concession stand; not much action, so walked west past Lake Street parking area to breakwater
at USX Steel impoundment, west end of Miller Beach. Spent most time watching scoters, sanderlings, etc. there. Returned to Marquette Park.

16 species (+1 other taxa)


Canada Goose 14

Green-winged Teal 1

Redhead 6 flock sleeping on water

Greater/Lesser Scaup 12

SURF SCOTER 6 juveniles in group at breakwater, diving for molluscs (handling them above water), preening. Studied in scope at 200 yards, photos. All dark body; no white in wing (wings spread when flapping on water, partly spread in diving). Triangular
bill. Two bright white spots, behind eye and between eye and bill (the forward spot being vertical, not horizontal); contrasting black crown. Pale bellies (thus juvenile)

BLACK SCOTER 1 with juvenile surf scoters, diving for molluscs by breakwater. Smaller than Surfs, bill like "normal duck" (e.g., dabbler), pale brown cheek contrasts with dark crown.

Bufflehead 20

Red-breasted Merganser 2

Ruddy Duck 1

Horned Grebe 29 scope scan from Marquette Park to USX. all in winter plumage

SANDERLING 6 5 juveniles working beach at water's edge, from breakwater eastward to near Lake St, then flew back. 1 adult (plain gray/white winter plumage) on boulders at breakwater, with Dunlin

DUNLIN 3 walking on boulders at breakwater; brown adult winter plumage

Ring-billed Gull 80

Herring Gull 3

SNOWY OWL 1 perched on top of breakwater wall from 2:00 to 2:10 pm, near small chain link fenced enclosure. Apparent juvenile male: large white bib on chin, throat; nape white; crown mostly white with thin gray bar. Underparts below bib (breast) heavily
barred black and white. Photos (dim, through drizzle at 200-300 yards), will upload later. Bird disappeared while I was not looking.

American Crow 1

American Goldfinch 1


View this checklist online athttps://na01.safelinks.protect...

Michigan City Harbor, LaPorte, Indiana, US

Nov 13, 2017 6:20 AM - 9:20 AM

Protocol: Traveling

2.0 mile(s)

Comments: Studied gulls on beach at parking lot. Then walked sidewalk to catwalk and lighthouse. Did lakewatch from far side of lighthouse, observing outer breakwater and Lake Michigan, 7:15 to 9:00. Weather: 43 F, overcast, gradually becoming partly
sunny. Calm.

14 species


Canada Goose 5

Mallard 3

WHITE-WINTED SCOTER 3 group of 3 adult females (apparently) flew west outside breakwater, flying low over water (&lt; 5 meters)

BLACK SCOTER 2 pair flew close past lighthouse from west to east, inside of breakwater. One had paler cheek than other. possible an adult female and a juvenile. Flew low over water

Bufflehead 4 flock in flight, low over water

Red-breasted Merganser 41 in flight: two singles, and five small flocks of females/immatures (1, 1, 5, 5, 6, 8, 15)

Common Loon 7 photo. 2 swimming near lighthouse, 3 on water farther out in lake, 2 flying high

Pied-billed Grebe 1 in marina

Horned Grebe 6

Ring-billed Gull 50

Herring Gull 15

GREAT BLACK-BACKED GULL 5 3 juveniles, 2 second-winters. on beach at dawn with Herring, Ring-billed; wary, soon dispersing as a few people walked around. photos, will upload

American Crow 2

European Starling 50 in fruit trees of Washington Park


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Port of Indiana, Porter, Indiana, US

Nov 13, 2017 11:40 AM - 12:55 PM

Protocol: Traveling

2.0 mile(s)

Comments: drove to public Fishing Access area, observed the waters of the impoundment. Met Ed Hopkins, John Kendall.

9 species


Canada Goose 12

Red-breasted Merganser 12

Common Loon 2

Horned Grebe 4

RED-NECKED GREBE 1 adult in winter plumage, preening, diving, across impoundment from parking area, by outer long rocky breakwall. Continuing bird, last few days (which I did not learn till later). At times alone, at other times with a few RB Mergansers,
2 Horned Grebes, three gull species. Long neck, quite reddish on sides. Throat, chest white. Dark black crown, gray back (almost as dark as crown). Yellow bill, straight. Large pale "ear" mark. Holds neck erect. Some white in wing as it preens.

Double-crested Cormorant 2

Ring-billed Gull 15

Herring Gull 6

Great Black-backed Gull 1 2nd winter plumage; sitting on water


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Subject: Goose Pond
Date: Tue Nov 14 2017 23:21 pm
From: Peter.Scott AT indstate.edu
 
Four of us visited different areas of Goose Pond on a beautiful sunny day. Highlights includedTundra Swans, GWF Geese,Sandhill Cranes (1000 +), Osprey, Rough-legged hawks, Canvasbacks ...



Goose Pond FWA (Please consider using a more specific location.), Greene, Indiana, US

Nov 14, 2017 9:00 AM - 10:45 AM

Protocol: Traveling

6.0 mile(s)

Comments: With Dan Weber, Bob Kissel, Don Whitehead. Various points on west side of Hwy 59. Began on 400S (road to Visitor center, field E) Met at Visitor Center, viewed cranes and raptors from that high point. Drove west on 400S to 1450W, north to 275S,
east to farm house at edge of GP8, then north to 200S, and east to Hwy 59. Proceeded south to Double Ditches, viewing GP16, then south on Hwy 59. Sunny, light wind, 37 degrees F.

19 species


Northern Shoveler 30

Gadwall 60

Mallard 50

American Black Duck 2

Great Blue Heron 2

Northern Harrier 9

Red-tailed Hawk 5

Rough-legged Hawk 2

Sandhill Crane 1000 Standing in corn fields north of Visitor Center. Counted by 50's in one scope scan. Driving through area afterward, saw more small groups, so this count is probably an underestimate.

Whooping Crane 4

American Kestrel 3

Horned Lark 1

Eastern Bluebird 1

Northern Mockingbird 1

European Starling 1000 dense flock in flight, and on crop field

Red-winged Blackbird 300

Brown-headed Cowbird 5

Rusty Blackbird 15

Common Grackle 2


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

Nov 14, 2017 10:45 AM - 11:05 AM

Protocol: Traveling

1.0 mile(s)

Comments: With Dan Weber, Bob Kissel, Don Whitehead. Parked at end of road and viewed Main Pool West from south end.

9 species


Osprey 1 soaring over wetlands (near Tern Island), hovering; chased away by Northern Harrier

Northern Harrier 3

Ring-billed Gull 2

Red-bellied Woodpecker 2

Northern Flicker 1

Blue Jay 1

Eastern Meadowlark 3

Rusty Blackbird 3

American Goldfinch 5


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

Nov 14, 2017 11:30 AM - 1:40 PM

Protocol: Traveling

1.0 mile(s)

Comments: With Dan Weber, Bob Kissel, Don Whitehead. Observed MPE 2 for an hour with scopes, then walked slowly around MPE4. Met George Stewart, photographer from Ohio.

31 species (+1 other taxa)


Greater White-fronted Goose 30 two flocks (apparently), one of 14, one of 16; in flight, calling

Tundra Swan 10 resting, preening on water in MPE2, surrounded by Ring-billed Gulls, coots. Distant (200-300 yards), but studied in scope. Size seemed small for swan. head rounded, relatively "petite". Upper bill edge angled vertically downward. No
yellow spots seen, too distant for that (if present). Eventually 9 took flight, giving "hoh" calls which matched well with calls on Sibley app, and contrasted with Trumpeter calls. photos

Northern Shoveler 4

Gadwall 40

American Wigeon 2

Mallard 140

Canvasback 36

Ring-necked Duck 2

Hooded Merganser 1

Ruddy Duck 1

Pied-billed Grebe 20

Double-crested Cormorant 3

Great Blue Heron 4

Northern Harrier 4

Red-shouldered Hawk 1

Red-tailed Hawk 2

American Coot 240

Greater Yellowlegs 6 MPE4

Lesser Yellowlegs 2

Ring-billed Gull 25 clustered by Tundra Swans, resting on a sandbar, and flying over area

Herring Gull 1 adult, yellow bill, pink legs, large size compared to Ring-billed with which it sat

gull sp. 1 an apparent 2nd winter bird, probably Herring, too distant to be certain (size compared with Ring-billed)

Red-bellied Woodpecker 1

Downy Woodpecker 1

Northern Flicker 1

American Crow 5

Carolina Chickadee 1

Tufted Titmouse 1

Carolina Wren 2

American Tree Sparrow 3

Song Sparrow 10

Swamp Sparrow 2


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Subject: Farmersburg Mine, Vigo - Long-tailed Ducks, White-winged Scoter
Date: Tue Nov 14 2017 23:17 pm
From: Peter.Scott AT indstate.edu
 
Twin ponds on Farmerburg Road have a continuing female White-winged Scoter (since Nov 9), and three Long-tailed Ducks found yesterday by Jim Sullivan (photos on his Flickr site).  -- Paved road, not much of a shoulder, fortunately little traffic.


Farmersburg Mine, Vigo, Indiana, US
Nov 14, 2017 3:00 PM - 3:40 PM
Protocol: Traveling
1.0 mile(s)
Comments: With Dan Weber. For second time today, checked the twin ponds on Farmersburg Road just north (0. 1 mile) of Hwy 246, for Long-tailed Ducks seen yesterday by Jim Sullivan.
5 species

Mallard 4
White-winged Scoter 1 adult female, continuing
LONG-TAILED DUCK 3 Continuing birds, found and photographed yesterday by Jim Sullivan. 1 adult male, in transitional plumage. No long tail feathers, no gray around eye. But silvery gray scapulars resting on black back. Crown mostly white with some gray. Bill dull orange with black outline. White chin and throat, black breast. Black patch on upper neck. Photo to upload. 1 adult female, winter plumage. darker than male because of black crown. Dark gray bill. Photo to upload. A second female or immature was browner than the first. -- Birds were in pond on east side of road, initially not visible because near shore. Dove often and moved around the pond, one of the two females (or immature) vanishing much of the time; dives averaged about 1 minute underwater.
Bufflehead 20
Hooded Merganser 8

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Subject: Advice for Reporting Red Crossbills to eBird
Date: Tue Nov 14 2017 12:54 pm
From: in-bird-l AT list.indiana.edu
 
Please follow the direction provided below by the eBird team at Cornell Lab of Ornithology when reporting Red Crossbills.
There is currently an historic Red Crossbill irruption under way in North America, with birds already showing up this fall in far-flung places, out of range, out of habitat, and in enormous numbers.
Identifying the various flight call types (seehttp://ebird.org/content/ebird... typically requires audio recordings and spectrograms. Although a few birders perhaps can manage to separate the birds to type by ear only, these records generally do not meet the standards for validation, especially since we are still working out the distribution of the forms and since each irruption can have different compositions of the types.
Given the magnitude of this year's irruption, and the difficulty in identifying the birds by ear alone, we ask observers who report Red Crossbill observations without audio recordings to report the birds as ˜Red Crossbill™ and not determined to flight call type.In the absence of audio recordings, we encourage observers to include a suggestion about putative flight call type in the notes section.
Please try to obtain a recording and embed the recording into your checklist. Send the checklist link or a file of the recording to Matt Young, an expert on North American Red Crossbills, atmay6@cornell.edu. Matt will reply and let you know which crossbill type(s) is on the recording. Once Matt responds, you can go ahead and change the observation to the specific crossbill type. In the details section for the observation please include notation that the recording was reviewed by Matt Young and is being reported per his identification.
Thus far, Types 2, 3, and 4 Red Crossbills have been documented at Dunes State Park. Free smartphone recording apps are available at both the Apple and Android app stores. eBird accepts .wav audio files. Best practices for eBird recordings is at:http://help.ebird.org/customer... Note: as of early afternoon on Nov 14, 2017, eBird is having a problem with the media server so photos/audio cannot be uploaded or reviewed. Staff is working on the problem.
As a reminder, crossbills cannot be reliably typed on the basis of photographs alone, as there is much overlap in bill sizes.
Don Gorney
Indianapolis, IN
317.501.4212
dongorney AT yahoo.com



Subject: Angola, IN, Steuben County, Immature Snowy Owl
Date: Tue Nov 14 2017 12:21 pm
From: fwooley AT frontier.com
 
Amy Oberlin of Angola, Indiana
observed and photographed an immature, female snowy owl (thanks for
confirmation of photo Brad Bumgardner and Sam Plew) yesterday, November 13,
late afternoon, near sunset. It was
perched atop a roadside power pole along CR 100E, south of US 20, south of the RyanParkElementary School. I returned there this morning and did not find
it. I birded the nearby roads and did
note the following, mostly water birds:
Twin ponds at the intersection of CR
100E and Hanselman Road:
Great blue heron “ 1Canada goose “ 20
Mallard “ 4
Redhead “ 8
Bufflehead “ 3
Hooded merganser “ 7
Ruddy duck “ 1
Bonaparte™s gull “ 15
Ring-billed gull “ 25
CR 200E south of Metz Road
Ameican kestrel - 1
Fred Wooley








































Fremont, Indiana



Subject: Southern Indiana Birding
Date: Mon Nov 13 2017 18:40 pm
From: in-bird-l AT list.indiana.edu
 
Colleen, Richard Mayfield and I spent time at several locations on a rather slow and grinding day in Southern Indiana.


http://ebird.org/ebird/view/ch... Ewing Bottoms; Brownstown,IN
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/ch... Sand Pit Lake; Brownstown, IN

http://ebird.org/ebird/view/ch... Starve Hollow SRA
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/ch... Muscatatuck NWR
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/ch... Hardy Lake
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/ch... Boatman Road; Scottsburg, IN

Tom and Colleen Becker
Floyd County, IN






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Subject: Lakefront Redpolls, Red-necked Grebe
Date: Mon Nov 13 2017 17:53 pm
From: in-bird-l AT list.indiana.edu
 
I birded from Miller to Michigan City, with Ed Hopkins at Miller and we met Peter Scott briefly at the Port of Indiana.
Highlights were 4 Dunlin and 7 Sanderlings, Scoters and Snow Buntings at Miller and the continuing adult Red-necked Grebe in the same spot at the Port.. I also had a pair of Redpolls, a Catbird and Yellow-rumped Warbler at Ogden.
Also encountered at Ogden Dunes was an interesting, large 10 pt or more buck that came within 25™ of me 3 times while at the exact Towhee site. I climbed the terracing to escape and it went up the adjacent slope, only to come out on the terrace. Just as it was staring me down, the doe showed up and it jumped down into the tangle, thrashing around in the pond. I promptly exited southwest from the pinery.
I also had a Mockingbird near the Portage Parks office and a Long-tailed Duck at Michigan City.

John Kendall
Warsaw


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Subject: Red necked green, Port of Indiana
Date: Mon Nov 13 2017 12:06 pm
From: Peter.Scott AT indstate.edu
 
Watching now, adult winter, much red on side of neck


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Subject: Hurshtown Reservoir, Allen County
Date: Sun Nov 12 2017 19:47 pm
From: in-bird-l AT list.indiana.edu
 
Stockbridge Audubon completed its fall field trip season with ten participants making a circuit of Hurshtown Reservoir this afternoon. Our visit three weeks ago in fine weather was disappointing, and I thought today's less pleasant weather would produce better results. Alas, today, too, was unproductive. The high point was a FOS Snow Bunting; perhaps surprisingly, this bird is fairly regular here in fall.



Hurshtown Reservoir, Allen, Indiana, USNov 12, 2017 2:50 PM - 4:15 PMProtocol: Traveling3.0 mile(s)Comments: 38 F, cloudy, light drizzle, light wind.9 speciesCanada Goose 6Mallard 30American Black Duck 2Pied-billed Grebe 3Bald Eagle 1Bonaparte's Gull 2Ring-billed Gull 200American Kestrel 1Snow Bunting 1View this checklist online athttp://ebird.org/ebird/view/ch... report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (http://ebird.org)





Ed Powers, Allen County



Subject: West Boggs Lake Daviess County
Date: Sun Nov 12 2017 18:06 pm
From: greenpertplus AT hotmail.com
 
My family and I tried for a "scoter sweep" at West Boggs Lake this morning (all 3 scoters had been reported Fri-Sat). We were unsuccessful in the rain and drizzle, although we did enjoy close views of 6surf scoters and a male long-tailed duck.




West Boggs Lake (Martin Co.), Martin, Indiana, US
Nov 12, 2017 11:00 AM - 12:05 PM
Protocol: Traveling
1.0 mile(s)
Comments: Looking for black scoter, reported here Fri. Not found. Did find duck hunters at location where it had been seen previously.
10 species

Lesser Scaup 75 Estimated
Surf Scoter 3 Immature male and two imm/fem types
Long-tailed Duck 1 Continues. Male in dark-necked summer plumage
Bufflehead 15
Ruddy Duck 75 Estimated
Carolina Chickadee 2
Carolina Wren 2
Golden-crowned Kinglet 3
White-throated Sparrow 1
Northern Cardinal 1

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West Boggs Lake (Daviess Co.), Daviess, Indiana, US
Nov 12, 2017 10:27 AM - 10:57 AM
Protocol: Traveling
2.0 mile(s)
Comments: From 1200E and the west side of the county park
8 species

Greater Scaup 1 Female with susc
Surf Scoter 3 All Imm/fem types
Bufflehead 25
Pied-billed Grebe 25
Great Blue Heron (Blue form) 5
American Coot 100
Killdeer 4
Blue Jay 2

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Amy, Noah, June & Lyra Kearns


Mitchell



Subject: Snowy Owl, miller beach
Date: Sun Nov 12 2017 15:19 pm
From: Peter.Scott AT indstate.edu
 
At 2 pm, young Snowy perched on breakwater wall at west end of Miller beach for 10 mins.  Doc photo maybe. Also 6 Surf, 1 Black scoter.

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Subject: Eagle Creek Park, Sunday Nov. 12, 2017
Date: Sun Nov 12 2017 11:39 am
From: sailbird AT tds.net
 
Sunday morning birders tallied 55 species. The list includes

Canada Goose
Mallard
Northern Shoveler
Green-winged Teal
Hooded Merganser
Common Merganser
Red-breasted Merganser
Ruddy Duck
Red-throated Loon
Common Loon
Pied-billed Grebe
Horned Grebe
Double-crested Cormorant
Great blue Heron
Bald Eagle
Cooper's Hawk
Red-tailed Hawk
American Kestrel
American Coot
Killdeer
Lesser Yellowlegs
Dunlin
Wilson's Snipe
Bonaparte's Gull
Ring-billed Gull
Rock Pigeon
Mourning Dove
Barred Owl
Belted Kingfisher
Red-headed Woodpecker
Red-bellied Woodpecker
Downy Woodpecker
Hairy Woodpecker
Northern Flicker
Blue Jay
American Crow
Carolina Chickadee
Tufted Titmouse
Red-breasted Nuthatch
White-breasted Nuthatch
Carolina Wren
Golden-crowned Kinglet
Eastern Bluebird
American Robin
Northern Mockingbird
European Starling
Cedar Waxwing
Song Sparrow
White-throated Sparrow
White-crowned Sparrow
Dark-eyed Junco
Northern Cardinal
House Finch
American Goldfinch
House Sparrow

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

Don Williams



Subject: Long-tailed Duck at Fairfax SRA, Monroe Co
Date: Sun Nov 12 2017 9:27 am
From: tgreene AT indiana.edu
 
Jack and I found what we believed to be a Long-tailed Duck just off of the beach at Fairfax SRA yesterday, Nov. 11, around 3:50pm.  It was in with the coots.  We watched it for awhile.  I was able to get some photos that I hope are ID worthy.  They™re on my ebird post ( http://ebird.org/ebird/view/ch... ).  We walked down the beach to get a better look at some ducks”and what I thought was probably a loon.  The ducks were mallards and a Wood Duck.  Did not find the probable loon.  When we returned, we couldn™t relocate the Long-tailed Duck.

Terri Greene, SW Monroe Co
Jack Haddan, N Lawrence Co


Fairfax State Recreation Area, Monroe, Indiana, US
Nov 11, 2017 3:00 PM - 4:20 PM
Protocol: Stationary
Comments: Viewing from beach with Jack Haddan.
13 species

Wood Duck 1 (female sitting on dock near boats with 4 mallards)
Northern Shoveler 16
Mallard 4
Long-tailed Duck 1 Similar in size to the American Coot. White face patch. Stubby gray bill. White breast and rear. Dark brown back and top of head. Scapulars light/dark scalloped pattern.
Bufflehead 1 (female)
Pied-billed Grebe 2
Turkey Vulture 1
American Coot 400
Killdeer 4
Ring-billed Gull X
Belted Kingfisher 1
Carolina Chickadee 1
White-breasted Nuthatch 1

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Subject: Lakefront 11/11 Red Phalarope
Date: Sun Nov 12 2017 8:01 am
From: jcassady AT frontier.com
 
I joined Jeff McCoy and Lynn Vernon (as well as many other birders throughout the day) as we birded several sites in Porter, Lake, and Laporte Counties. A cold but calm day found us scanning the lake for swimming birds, but it was a flyby RED PHALAROPE that stole the show.
Dunes State Park:Wood Duck 8Am. Black Duck 2Mallard 19Redhead 36White-winged Scoter 4Black Scoter 2C. Goldeneye 5Bufflehead 17RB Merganser 33Common Loon 21DC Cormorant 1Horned Grebe 21Bald Eagle 2 (1st and 3rd c.)No. Harrier 1 (juv)Cooper's Hawk 1Red-shouldered Hawk 1Bonaparte's Gull 24Snow Bunting 11Am. Crow 8
Beverly Shores Lakeview:Mallard 1Redhead 15White-winged Scoter 4C. Goldeneye 1Bufflehead 13RB Merganser 63Red-throated Loon 3Common Loon 5Horned Grebe 19RED PHALAROPE 1 (flying east to west just off shore)Glaucous Gull 1 (1st/2nd c.)
Miller BeachGreater Scaup 1"dark-winged" scoter 2RB Merganser 10C. Loon 8Bonaparte's Gull 10Red-tailed Hawk 2Cooper's Hawk 1Bald Eagle 1
Visitor's Center on SR 49:Sandhill Crane 2
West Beach:E. Bluebird 2Am. Goldfinch 1Am. Kestrel 1RT Hawk 1
Portage Lakefront Park:N. Mockingbird 1WB Nuthatch 1Blue Jay 3Am. Goldfinch 6DE Junco 10Rock Pigeon 7DC Cormorant 1C. Loon 4Belted Kingfisher 1Horned Grebe 5RB Merganser 2
Port of Indiana:Horned Grebe 2C. Loon 4Mallard 3Am. Black Duck 1
Ogden Dunes:Am. Goldfinch 30Pine Siskin 4Horned Grebe 14Common Loon 3Am. Crow 6RB Merganser 3
Mich. City Harbor:Herring Gull 200Ring-billed Gull 75Lesser Black-backed Gull 1 (adult with extreme winter head streaking)Merlin 1Snow Bunting 55

John K. CassadySturgis, MIjcassady@frontier.comTo view my website of birdphotographs,please visitwww.jkcassady.com.



Subject: Fort Wayne Northern Goshawk
Date: Sat Nov 11 2017 20:48 pm
From: in-bird-l AT list.indiana.edu
 
After birding at Salamonie for the day, Lisa and I were driving up Lima Road and were almost home, just sitting at a red light at Lima and Ludwig Roads. We didn't even see it coming at us until it appeared at eye level, about two feet in front of our bumper. As it passed in front of us, I instinctly blurted out "Coop!" A second later, just as I realized that the undersides were actually barred in gray and black, and the bird seemed awfully big for a Cooper's Hawk, Lisa, said "No, that wasn't a Coop!" As we watched it fly away, we noted that it was evenly gray across the back, and a little darker on the wings (we couldn't make anything out on the tail) and the wingbeats were slower and shallower than those of a Cooper's Hawk. Lisa also noted that the wings seemed broader than a Cooper's Hawk's wings. It was definitely a "Chunk" of a bird! We turned at the light and toured the surrounding neighborhoods, but were unable to relocate the bird. This was the first Northern Goshawk that I've seen in Indiana for several years, and definitely the closest view of one that I've ever had.
John WinebrennerFort Wayne



Subject: Salamonie Reservoir - Huntington/Wabash Counties
Date: Sat Nov 11 2017 20:09 pm
From: in-bird-l AT list.indiana.edu
 
Lisa and I spent a good portion of today birding around the Salamonie Reservoir. I was really hoping for Rough-legged Hawks or a Golden Eagle. Well, we didn't get either of those, but we did have a very nice day anyway. Our total of 26 species included six Bald Eagles and five Kestrels.
But, our bird of the day will be in my next post, coming soon ........
Salamonie -
Canada Goose 40
Great Blue Heron 3
Turkey Vulture 1
Bald Eagle 6 Dam- 1 Juv., 2 adults, Dora/New Holland boat ramp - 1 2nd year, Beach - 1 adult, Lost Bridge East - 1 adult
Red-tailed Hawk 2
Killdeer 1
Ring-billed Gull 38
Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon) 22
Mourning Dove 1
Red-headed Woodpecker 1 Lost Bridge East
Red-bellied Woodpecker 4
Downy Woodpecker 3
Hairy Woodpecker 2
Northern Flicker 2
American Kestrel 5
Blue Jay 12
American Crow 55
Carolina Chickadee 3 Nature Center
Tufted Titmouse 3 Nature Center
White-breasted Nuthatch 3
Eastern Bluebird 2
American Tree Sparrow 3
Dark-eyed Junco 9
Northern Cardinal 6
American Goldfinch 7
House Sparrow 4
John WinebrennerFort Wayne



Subject: Vigo - Sandhill Cranes, Am Golden-Plover
Date: Fri Nov 10 2017 16:34 pm
From: finrod AT psci.net
 
Had a flock of sandhills, approximately 30-40 individuals, very high but
audible and visible, headed SSW over central Perry County about half an
hour ago [4:00 p.m.].

Larry Caldwell


On 11/10/2017 4:08 PM, Peter Scott wrote:
> This afternoon I had my first-of-season flock of migrant Sandhills overhead. Thinking there might be a big movement, I drove south to Chinook Mine, a good place to count flocks. I saw (heard) none there in an hour, but happened upon a late AMERICAN GOLDEN-PLOVER in a large flock of Killdeer.
>
>
> Nevins Twp, 6065 N. Miami Gardens St, Vigo, Indiana, US
> Nov 10, 2017 2:00 PM
> Protocol: Incidental
> 1 species
>
> Sandhill Crane 100 flock in flight, heading south, bugling
>
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>
> Chinook Mine North (Vigo Co.), Vigo, Indiana, US
> Nov 10, 2017 3:00 PM - 3:40 PM
> Protocol: Traveling
> 3.0 mile(s)
> Comments: Checked lakes along Swalls Rd, then drove Felling Road and observed killdeer flock in soybean stubble. Chilly, sunny, 37 F, wind 10 mph NE.
> 20 species
>
> Northern Shoveler 20
> Gadwall 30
> American Wigeon 2
> Mallard 350 at county line lake on Swalls, mostly near- and on shore, many tipping up to feed in near-shore water.
> American Black Duck 2
> Green-winged Teal 2
> Ring-necked Duck 2
> Hooded Merganser 6
> Ruddy Duck 3
> Pied-billed Grebe 37
> Great Blue Heron 1
> Northern Harrier 2
> Red-tailed Hawk 1
> American Coot 85
> AMERICAN GOLDEN-PLOVER 1 With a large flock of 70 killdeer, foraging and resting, preening in a soybean stubble field. Studied in scope at 150 yards or so. Plover behavior and posture (run short distance, stop, peck). Plain colored compared to killdeer; slightly taller than nearby Killdeer. Light brownish back. Dove-like head, thin black bill, large dark eye. Strong white eye line, dark crown. White throat, whitish belly and vent, broad brown wash on breast. The smallish head, slender neck, and thin bill, and strong white eye line indicated American Golden rather than Black-bellied. Plumage of underparts more consistent with adult basic than juvenile, though latter is most likely at this late date.
> Killdeer 70 foraging in large crop field of soybean stubble along Felling Av, south side, east of Tabortown Lake. Scattered over a large area (200 yards or more in width), some in clusters of 5 or so. Some flushed by kestrel, alerting me to the larger flock.
> Belted Kingfisher 1
> American Kestrel 1
> Horned Lark 1
> Eastern Meadowlark 1
>
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Subject: Vigo - Sandhill Cranes, Am Golden-Plover
Date: Fri Nov 10 2017 16:09 pm
From: Peter.Scott AT indstate.edu
 
This afternoon I had my first-of-season flock of migrant Sandhills overhead.  Thinking there might be a big movement, I drove south to Chinook Mine, a good place to count flocks.  I saw (heard) none there in an hour, but happened upon a late AMERICAN GOLDEN-PLOVER in a large flock of Killdeer.


Nevins Twp, 6065 N. Miami Gardens St, Vigo, Indiana, US
Nov 10, 2017 2:00 PM
Protocol: Incidental
1 species

Sandhill Crane 100 flock in flight, heading south, bugling

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Chinook Mine North (Vigo Co.), Vigo, Indiana, US
Nov 10, 2017 3:00 PM - 3:40 PM
Protocol: Traveling
3.0 mile(s)
Comments: Checked lakes along Swalls Rd, then drove Felling Road and observed killdeer flock in soybean stubble. Chilly, sunny, 37 F, wind 10 mph NE.
20 species

Northern Shoveler 20
Gadwall 30
American Wigeon 2
Mallard 350 at county line lake on Swalls, mostly near- and on shore, many tipping up to feed in near-shore water.
American Black Duck 2
Green-winged Teal 2
Ring-necked Duck 2
Hooded Merganser 6
Ruddy Duck 3
Pied-billed Grebe 37
Great Blue Heron 1
Northern Harrier 2
Red-tailed Hawk 1
American Coot 85
AMERICAN GOLDEN-PLOVER 1 With a large flock of 70 killdeer, foraging and resting, preening in a soybean stubble field. Studied in scope at 150 yards or so. Plover behavior and posture (run short distance, stop, peck). Plain colored compared to killdeer; slightly taller than nearby Killdeer. Light brownish back. Dove-like head, thin black bill, large dark eye. Strong white eye line, dark crown. White throat, whitish belly and vent, broad brown wash on breast. The smallish head, slender neck, and thin bill, and strong white eye line indicated American Golden rather than Black-bellied. Plumage of underparts more consistent with adult basic than juvenile, though latter is most likely at this late date.
Killdeer 70 foraging in large crop field of soybean stubble along Felling Av, south side, east of Tabortown Lake. Scattered over a large area (200 yards or more in width), some in clusters of 5 or so. Some flushed by kestrel, alerting me to the larger flock.
Belted Kingfisher 1
American Kestrel 1
Horned Lark 1
Eastern Meadowlark 1

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Subject: Goose Pond FWA last shorebird survey for 2017 8 Nov
Date: Fri Nov 10 2017 8:41 am
From: AKearns AT dnr.in.gov
 
Julia Wilson and I did our last shorebird survey of the year on Wed, 8 November. Overall shorebird numbers were low, with just 62 individuals recorded. We found four species: greater yellowlegs (39), dunlin (18), lesser yellowlegs (4), and killdeer (1).
Waterfowl diversity was higher with 13 species, including a flock of 2 trumpeter and 2 tundra swans.



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

Nov 8, 2017 7:36 AM - 8:18 AM

Protocol: Traveling

203.0 mile(s)

Comments: Water h disturbance b. Most duck numbers are estimated

25 species


Northern Shoveler 14

Gadwall 125

Mallard 475

American Black Duck 3

Northern Pintail 100

Canvasback 5

Ring-necked Duck 85

Pied-billed Grebe 45

Great Blue Heron (Blue form) 8

Northern Harrier 3

Bald Eagle 2

Red-tailed Hawk 1

American Coot 1700

Killdeer 1

Belted Kingfisher 2

Northern Flicker (Yellow-shafted) 1

Carolina Chickadee 4

Carolina Wren 2

Golden-crowned Kinglet 1

Song Sparrow 5

Swamp Sparrow 2

Eastern Meadowlark 5

Red-winged Blackbird 50

Pine Siskin 1

American Goldfinch 5


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

Nov 8, 2017 8:21 AM - 9:22 AM

Protocol: Traveling

2.3 mile(s)

Comments: Water h disturbance a

25 species


Greater White-fronted Goose 1

Northern Shoveler 22

Gadwall 240

American Wigeon 8

Mallard 540

Northern Pintail 7

Green-winged Teal (American) 80

Ring-necked Duck 8

Double-crested Cormorant 1

Great Blue Heron (Blue form) 16

Northern Harrier 6

Bald Eagle 1

Red-tailed Hawk 4

American Coot 100

Dunlin 14

Greater Yellowlegs 24 Exact count

Lesser Yellowlegs 4

Mourning Dove 3

Northern Flicker 2

American Crow 1

Horned Lark 2

American Tree Sparrow 1

Song Sparrow 13

Swamp Sparrow 5

Red-winged Blackbird 50


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Goose Pond FWA--GP4, Greene, Indiana, US

Nov 8, 2017 9:33 AM - 9:57 AM

Protocol: Traveling

1.2 mile(s)

Comments: Gp4 water n disturbance a

12 species


Northern Shoveler 2

Mallard 1

Hooded Merganser 6

Great Blue Heron 1

Northern Harrier 2

Dunlin 4

Greater Yellowlegs 11 Exact count

American Crow 2

Field Sparrow 1

Song Sparrow 2

Red-winged Blackbird 2

American Goldfinch 3


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Goose Pond FWA--GP2, Greene, Indiana, US

Nov 8, 2017 10:00 AM - 10:05 AM

Protocol: Traveling

0.1 mile(s)

Comments: Water h disturbance a

0 species



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Goose Pond FWA--GP9, Greene, Indiana, US

Nov 8, 2017 10:13 AM - 10:16 AM

Protocol: Traveling

0.5 mile(s)

Comments: From 1400W. Water h disturbance a

6 species


Gadwall 8

Pied-billed Grebe 11

Great Blue Heron 2

Rough-legged Hawk 1

American Coot 3

Eastern Meadowlark 3


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

Nov 8, 2017 10:17 AM - 10:41 AM

Protocol: Traveling

0.75 mile(s)

Comments: Water n disturbance a

12 species


Green-winged Teal (American) 9

Pied-billed Grebe 1

Greater Yellowlegs 4

American Crow 5

Carolina Wren 1

Cedar Waxwing 2

American Tree Sparrow 1

Fox Sparrow (Red) 1

Song Sparrow 8

Swamp Sparrow 3

Pine Siskin 1

American Goldfinch 2


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Goose Pond FWA--GP16, Greene, Indiana, US

Nov 8, 2017 10:59 AM - 11:04 AM

Protocol: Stationary

Comments: Swans seen well at close range. Bill, eye, lores close study.

2 species


Trumpeter Swan 2

Tundra Swan 2


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Goose Pond FWA--GP8, Greene, Indiana, US

Nov 8, 2017 11:22 AM

Protocol: Incidental

1 species


Sandhill Crane 3


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Subject: Farmersburg Mine, Vigo - W-w Scoter, Rough-legged Hawks
Date: Thu Nov 9 2017 19:44 pm
From: Peter.Scott AT indstate.edu
 
Farmersburg Mine, Vigo, Indiana, US
Nov 9, 2017 4:30 PM - 5:35 PM
Protocol: Traveling
5.0 mile(s)
Comments: Chilly, clear, windy, sunny day (40 F). Checked lakes, mainly, on Farmersburg Rd north of SR 246, Cumminsville Rd north of 246, and Trimmer Rd south of 246.
21 species

Gadwall 30
Mallard 54
Green-winged Teal 15 with Mallards
Redhead 10 with large Ring-neck flock
Ring-necked Duck 260 most (250) on lake visible east of Cumminsville Rd through pines, near 246
White-winged Scoter 1 juvenile, swimming and diving, with white wing visible, and two white patches on flat-topped head: a brighter white circular spot behind eye, and a horizontally oriented oval between eye and bill. Otherwise all dark. Dove periodically, timed once at 45 seconds. In lake on west side of Farmersburg Rd just north of SR246; initially close to road (25 meters), then gradually moved westward to be closer to west shore. By itself, well removed from other ducks on lake (mergansers, bufflehead).
Bufflehead 6 on two lakes
Hooded Merganser 36 on two different lakes
Northern Bobwhite 2 giving hoy calls at sunset; west side of Farmersburg Rd just south of SR 246
Pied-billed Grebe 2
Great Blue Heron 1
Northern Harrier 1 silvery male
Red-tailed Hawk 1 adult
Rough-legged Hawk 2 south of SR246, hovering over road oblivious to my vehicle or when I got out; one dropped to ground
Mourning Dove 20
American Kestrel 1
Horned Lark 18
Northern Mockingbird 1
European Starling 10
Eastern Meadowlark 3 singing, along Cumminsville Rd
Red-winged Blackbird 300

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Subject: Correction Illiana Birds: Tundras and Siskins
Date: Thu Nov 9 2017 14:17 pm
From: cmarshbird AT prodigy.net
 
09 November 2017
“ At the Hammond Bird Sanctuary feeders were 4 Pine Siskins. On 07
November, 2 Tundra Swans arrived and joined 12 Mute Swans in GeorgeLake,
Hammond.




Carolyn
Marsh, Whiting



Subject: Illiana Birds: Tundras and Siskins
Date: Thu Nov 9 2017 13:48 pm
From: cmarshbird AT prodigy.net
 
09 November 2017 “
At the Hammond Bird Sanctuary feeders were 4 Pine Siskins. On 07 November, 2
Tundra Swans arrived and joined 12 Mute Swans.




Carolyn
Marsh, Whiting



Subject: Wood Stork record from 1998
Date: Thu Nov 9 2017 10:01 am
From: in-bird-l AT list.indiana.edu
 
Jeff,Congrats if you saw this bird; I missed it on Oct 30. Bird found by Ken Brock andLynea Hinchman on October 28, 1998. Also seen on October 29. National Lakeshore personnel said the bird had been present a few days prior to October 28.The location was 375E just north of US 20. Here is an URL for the location:https://goo.gl/maps/64h3cCuveA... are written directions from Lynea's IN-Bird post (IN-Bird began the month before the stork sighting):To find the bird, take US Hwy 20 east from Indiana 49 to County Road 375 East. This is a small road that runs north immediately adjacent to Smokey's Bar-b-que. Drive approx. 1/4 mile and watch the west side of the road. There is a small wetland area. The bird was last seen perched in the back of this area high in some trees. It flew up from nearby the road when we first arrived.
Don GorneyIndianapolis, IN317.501.4212dongorney AT yahoo.com From: Jeff Moore <merlin46783@hotmail.com>To: "in-bird-l@list.indiana.edu" <in-bird-l@list.indiana.edu> Sent: Thursday, November 9, 2017 8:43 AMSubject: [IN-BIRD-L] Wood Stork record from 1998




Looking for info on the exact location of this bird.
Date was 10-29-98
I believe it was Porter county on a road that went between Hwys 12 and 20. Road name?

Jeff Moore
Roanoke, IN



Subject: Short-eared Owls Gibson Co
Date: Thu Nov 9 2017 8:50 am
From: in-bird-l AT list.indiana.edu
 
The Short-eared Owls are back in Gibson county.
Margaret and KevinWheeling areaGibson county

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Subject: Wood Stork record from 1998
Date: Thu Nov 9 2017 7:43 am
From: merlin46783 AT hotmail.com
 
Looking for info on the exact location of this bird. 

Date was 10-29-98
I believe it was Porter county on a road that went between Hwys 12 and 20. Road name?


Jeff Moore
Roanoke, IN



Subject: Chinook mine waterfowl, Vigo
Date: Wed Nov 8 2017 10:29 am
From: Peter.Scott AT indstate.edu
 
Last night at sundown I spotted two possible W-w Scoters at northeast end of "Tabortown Lake", viewed from Swalls.  Distance (0.3 miles) and poor light prevented confirmation.  I checked this morning and they were gone.  Today's waterfowl included a Snow or Ross's Goose flying with Canadas; a Horned Grebe; and 10 duck species.

Chinook Mine North (Vigo Co.), Vigo, Indiana, US
Nov 8, 2017 8:15 AM - 9:50 AM
Protocol: Traveling
4.0 mile(s)
Comments: Checked lakes, ponds along Felling Rd, Swalls Rd, and cattle pond across (east of) Tabortown Rd from Wabash Valley Fitness Center. Temps cool (37 F) but little wind, sunny, clear.
22 species (+1 other taxa)

Snow/Ross's Goose 1 white goose with black outer wings, flying over me along Swalls Rd with group of 10 Canada Geese. Seemed small over all (impression of a gull amidst Canadas), but neck seemed relatively long.
Canada Goose 30 some in stubble corn fields, others in flight, some on cattle pond
Wood Duck 2
Northern Shoveler 50
Gadwall 40
Mallard 240 about 120 in smaller cattail-lined pond with twice as many coots; most of these flew to county line lake after road crew began working; I counted 230 on county line lake. Many males in breeding plumage.
American Black Duck 3 with mallards, on cattail lake and later county line lake
Ring-necked Duck 40
Lesser Scaup 10
Bufflehead 3
Hooded Merganser 3
Ruddy Duck 3 two mostly brown, one with white cheek
Pied-billed Grebe 40
Horned Grebe 1 Tabortown Lake, with Pied-bills. winter plumage
Great Blue Heron 1
Northern Harrier 1
Killdeer 12 most at cattle pond
Mourning Dove 2
Belted Kingfisher 1
American Crow 100
Ruby-crowned Kinglet 1
Savannah Sparrow 1 on fence post by road
Red-winged Blackbird 20

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Subject: Surf Scoters, Prides Creek, Pike County
Date: Wed Nov 8 2017 7:41 am
From: jeremy.ross AT hotmail.com
 
Reports of Surf Scoters inLoogootee at Boggs Creek Resevoir prompted me to check mylocal lake. I was surprised to find 4 Surf Scoters on Prides Creek Park as well. The 4 ducks slept nearly the whole time I watched them and did not readily associate with
the Ruddy and Buffleheads. According to Ebird this is a new county bird. The diversity and number of waterfowl species greatly picked up over the past few days as this lake contained an estimated 40 Pie Billed Grebes and 7 Horned Grebes. I also saw the
seasons first Redhead pair with the seasons first Ring necks on a nearby pit. The Hooded Mergansers on Prides Creek were busy courting.


Jeremy Ross
Petersburg, IN



Subject: Celery Bog
Date: Tue Nov 7 2017 15:16 pm
From: grounds11 AT frontier.com
 
It was a cold ,windy cloudy day at the Celery Bog. Not a lot
of activity in the woody part of the area. Leaves have fallen from the trees
making it easier to see the tree tops. There were a few ducks on the water
area.


I didn't see the American white Pelican today. I found a few
new Duck species. I was there from 10:00 am to 1:30pm. I saw about (5) other
people in that time.


Birds seen today:


American Coot--150est.


Ring necked Duck--10


Gadwall--10


Canada Goose--100


Pied billed Grebe--20+ mostly on the North end of the area


Mallard--40 probably more than that.


Northern Pintail--1--lone bird with head tucked in out of
the cold. Near the south viewing deck.


Redhead--2


Northern Shoveler--20--all in one group, busy feeding


Mute Swan--4--2 with heads tucked in on the North end of
area. 2 feeding on South end of area


Green winged Teal--6


American Wigeon--2


Great blue Heron--2--they looked very cold


Cooper's Hawk--1


Red tailed Hawk--1


Northern Cardinal--2


Carolina Chickadee--2


American Goldfinch--4


Blue Jay--2


Dark eyed Junco--20-


Belted Kingfisher--1


Golden crowned Kinglet--3--were very close ,and busy, checking
for seed or insects


American Robin--6


House Sparrow--10


Song Sparrow--1


Northern Flicker--1


Downy Woodpecker--6-got very close to them. they were
very busy checking tree bark


Good birding


Russ Allison ,West Lafayette


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Subject: Red Crossbills Nov 3 - Type 2, 3, and 4
Date: Mon Nov 6 2017 19:37 pm
From: in-bird-l AT list.indiana.edu
 
After listening to the vocalizations of the types, I believe the flight song I heard at Camp Tecumseh this week was Type II, unkinked. The birds were in red pines, and not long after I first saw the flock, the birds flew to another group of pines beyond the horse corral, and then flew off the property. To my knowledge, they did not return. I heard the flight call as they were over the corral.
Brad Jackson


On Monday, November 6, 2017 5:41 PM, Don Gorney <in-bird-l@list.indiana.edu> wrote:


On November 3, Becky Heck and I visited Dunes State Park specifically for the Red Crossbills while we were at the lakefront. We had a minimum of 62 birds at the parking lot east of the gatehouse. I managed to get two recordings that were very poor in quality.

I heard from Matt Young today about the recordings. He said the first recording at the linked checklist below contains Type 2, 3, and 4 birds. The second recording is inconclusive as to the types of Red Crossbills. An overview of Red Crossbill types is ashttp://ebird.org/content/ebird...

My checklist from Nov 3.
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/ch...

Don Gorney
Indianapolis, IN
317.501.4212
dongorney AT yahoo.com



Subject: Illiana Birds: Wilson's Warbler
Date: Mon Nov 6 2017 19:11 pm
From: cmarshbird AT prodigy.net
 
06 Nov. 2017 - In the Hammond Bird Sanctuary was a late adult Wilson's Warbler among other birds.
Carolyn Marsh, Whiting
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Subject: Lakefront 11/6 Red-necked Grebe, Iceland Gull
Date: Mon Nov 6 2017 19:00 pm
From: jcassady AT frontier.com
 
Today at Miller Beach, Lake County, a large group of birders conducted a lakewatch from the Marquette Park "Concession Stand."Highlights included Tundra Swans, all three scoters, Long-tailed Ducks, and Iceland Gull. Matt Beatty located a juvenile Red-necked Grebe at the Port of Indiana, and Ryan Sanderson had Red Crossbills near the entrance gate at Ind. Dunes State Park.
Miller Beach:Tundra Swan 3Am. Black Duck 9Mallard 89N. Pintail 1Green-winged Teal 70Canvasback 3Redhead 19Ring-necked Duck 24Common Goldeneye 6Bufflehead 46Greater Scaup 133Lesser Scaup 420Surf Scoter 8White-winged Scoter 42 (including an adult male)Black Scoter 6"dark-winged scoter" 8Long-tailed Duck 9Hooded Merganser 20Common Merganser 5Red-breasted Merganser 659Common Loon 263Red-throated Loon 9Horned Grebe 9DC Cormorant 6Bald Eagle 2 (ad & 1st)Red-tailed Hawk 1Sanderling 10Dunlin 1Ring-billed Gull 90Herring Gull 32Bonaparte's Gull 268Iceland Gull 1 (2nd cycle "Thayer's type")Downy Woodpecker 1E. Phoebe 1E. Bluebird 1Palm Warbler 1Dark-eyed Junco 4Am. Tree Sparrow 1Snow Bunting 64
West Beach:Peregrine Falcon 1Red-tailed Hawk 1Cedar Waxwing 20E. Bluebird 1Horned Lark 1Am. Tree Sparrow 2
Port of Indiana:Red-necked Grebe 1 (juvenile)Horned Grebe 2Common Loon 4Red-breasted Merganser 8

John K. CassadySturgis, MIjcassady@frontier.comTo view my website of birdphotographs,please visitwww.jkcassady.com.



Subject: Red Crossbills Nov 3 - Type 2, 3, and 4
Date: Mon Nov 6 2017 16:41 pm
From: in-bird-l AT list.indiana.edu
 
On November 3, Becky Heck and I visited Dunes State Park specifically for the Red Crossbills while we were at the lakefront. We had a minimum of 62 birds at the parking lot east of the gatehouse. I managed to get two recordings that were very poor in quality.

I heard from Matt Young today about the recordings. He said the first recording at the linked checklist below contains Type 2, 3, and 4 birds. The second recording is inconclusive as to the types of Red Crossbills. An overview of Red Crossbill types is ashttp://ebird.org/content/ebird...

My checklist from Nov 3.
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/ch...

Don Gorney
Indianapolis, IN
317.501.4212
dongorney AT yahoo.com



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