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21 Jul: @ 11:09:03 
Re: Wandering Tattler [RICHARD WOOD]
21 Jul: @ 11:08:17 
Re: Wandering Tattler [RICHARD WOOD]
21 Jul: @ 10:48:52 
Re: Wandering Tattler [Don Gorney]
21 Jul: @ 10:20:41 
Re: Wandering Tattler [Diane Meiborg]
21 Jul: @ 09:26:03 
Fw: Wandering Tattler Recap [Edward M Hopkins]
21 Jul: @ 08:20:10 
Re: Piping Plover, MCH 7/21/17, no Tattler [RICHARD WOOD]
21 Jul: @ 06:57:06 
Piping Plover, MCH 7/21/17, no Tattler [Matt Beatty]
21 Jul: @ 00:53:24 
Wandering Tattler Recap [Don Gorney]
20 Jul: @ 16:14:18 
WANDERING TATTLER STILL BEING SEEN AT MC HARBOR at 4 pm [canyonwren]
20 Jul: @ 15:17:00 
SW Allen STSA-- July 20, 2017 [Rodger Rang]
20 Jul: @ 15:14:13 
Michigan City Harbor is in Laporte County [Brendan Grube]
20 Jul: @ 14:32:33 
TATTLER SPECIES M.C.HARBOR [Brendan Grube]
20 Jul: @ 13:55:15 
Tattler species Michigan City [John Kendall]
19 Jul: @ 18:38:20 
Sanderlings today [John Kendall]
19 Jul: @ 17:55:45 
Michigan City and St. Joe Co. Dog Day Afternoon 11 shorebird species [John Kendall]
19 Jul: @ 14:16:59 
American White Pelican [Will Schaust]
18 Jul: @ 18:47:07 
Stilt Sandpiper [Roger Hedge]
18 Jul: @ 18:37:21 
Re: White Ibis continues in Vigo County [Jim Sullivan]
18 Jul: @ 18:34:59 
Re: White Ibis continues in Vigo County [Jim Sullivan]
18 Jul: @ 15:28:53 
GPFWA Franklin's gull [Kearns, Amy]
18 Jul: @ 11:48:04 
White Ibis continues, fourth day [Peter Scott]
18 Jul: @ 08:35:39 
Fw: Black-necked Stilts on nest in Tippecanoe Co., 7/17/17 [Edward M Hopkins]
17 Jul: @ 21:22:29 
Indiana Checklist to Lose One Species [Edward M Hopkins]
17 Jul: @ 21:06:58 
Black-necked Stilts on nest in Tippecanoe Co., 7/17/17 [Edward M Hopkins]
17 Jul: @ 21:03:07 
SW Allen-- July 17, 2017 PM [Rodger Rang]
17 Jul: @ 19:41:26 
Blue-gray Gnatcatchers [Greene, Terri B]
17 Jul: @ 18:05:52 
Miller Beach - 7/17 - Piping Plover, Shorebirds. [Michael Topp]
17 Jul: @ 11:19:01 
Fw: White Ibis continues in Vigo County [gary langell]
17 Jul: @ 08:15:45 
White Ibis continues in Vigo County [Steven Lima]
16 Jul: @ 21:15:11 
Eagle Marsh-- July 16, 2017 PM [Rodger Rang]
16 Jul: @ 20:31:10 
Vigo Co White Ibis - No [Gary Bowman]
16 Jul: @ 20:05:37 
SW Monroe Co incidentals [Greene, Terri B]
16 Jul: @ 12:46:25 
Eagle Creek Park, Sunday July 16, 2017 [Don Williams]
16 Jul: @ 12:01:42 
Black-necked Stilts - Madison County - Successful Nesting Confirmed [Jeff Timmons]
16 Jul: @ 11:43:12 
Interesting gnatcatcher behavior [Ben Cvengros]
15 Jul: @ 21:10:36 
Floyd County Community Park Snow Goose? [Joe and Debbie Caruso]
15 Jul: @ 16:17:46 
Goose Pond and Linton [Peter Scott]
15 Jul: @ 15:27:29 
Henslow's Sparrow, Young Sandhill Crane, Prophetstown State Park [Russ Allison]
15 Jul: @ 14:16:16 
Piping Plover, Marbled Godwits, Willets - Mich. City Harbor [Jeff McCoy]
15 Jul: @ 11:56:46 
White Ibis-YES [Ben Cvengros]
15 Jul: @ 08:48:45 
No Subject [Steven Lima]
14 Jul: @ 13:34:22 
Illiana Birds: Short-billed Dowitchers, Wolf Lake [Carolyn A. Marsh]
12 Jul: @ 20:11:57 
Floyd County Broad-wings, etc. [Joe and Debbie Caruso]
12 Jul: @ 15:43:31 
Michigan City Marbled Godwits, Willet [John Kendall]
12 Jul: @ 14:39:27 
Illiana Birds: Chicago Skyway Monk Parakeets 2017 [Carolyn A. Marsh]
11 Jul: @ 21:09:38 
a few shorebird species, Vigo [Peter Scott]
10 Jul: @ 22:26:13 
Eagle Marsh, Ft Wayne [zzedpowers]
10 Jul: @ 21:33:21 
Michigan City Sanderlings [John Kendall]
09 Jul: @ 14:03:58 
Re: Muscatatuck NWR 7/09/2017 [Dan Kaiser]
09 Jul: @ 13:50:35 
Muscatatuck NWR 7/09/2017 [Dan Kaiser]





Subject: Wandering Tattler
Date: Fri Jul 21 2017 11:09 am
From: rwoodphd AT msn.com
 
and a Sanderling.

Sent from my T-Mobile 4G LTE device

------ Original message------
From: Don Gorney
Date: Fri, Jul 21, 2017 10:49 AM
To: in-bird-l@list.indiana.edu;
Cc:
Subject:Re: [IN-BIRD-L] Wandering Tattler

The birders that are present on site indicate the bird has not been seen this morning. Reports are mostly being posted to the Facebook group called Birding Indiana: Advanced Birding. Look for the post with the initial sighting and look at the latest comments.

The birders did have an adult Piping Plover on the breakwall.

Don Gorney
Indianapolis, IN
317.501.4212



Subject: Wandering Tattler
Date: Fri Jul 21 2017 11:08 am
From: rwoodphd AT msn.com
 
I was just there and I did not see it.

Sent from my T-Mobile 4G LTE device

------ Original message------
From: Diane Meiborg
Date: Fri, Jul 21, 2017 10:20 AM
To: in-bird-l@list.indiana.edu;
Cc:
Subject:Re: [IN-BIRD-L] Wandering Tattler

Has it been seen this morning?

Diane Meiborg
Wheaton,IL

On Jul 21, 2017, at 9:25 AM, Edward M Hopkins > wrote:


Contrarily to what Don said, the Tattler was in full view for the first 1.5 hours or so on the S side of the outer breakwater. For a bad series of smart phone digiscope photos see the eBird report:

http://ebird.org/ebird/view/ch...

====

Ed Hopkins

W Lafayette


________________________________
From: Don Gorney >
Sent: Friday, July 21, 2017 1:52 AM
To: IN-BIRDS
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Wandering Tattler Recap

The Wandering Tattler found by Eric Michael, Brad Bumgardner, and John Kendall on the breakwall at Michigan City Harbor shortly after noon on July 20 was seen sporadically throughout the afternoon. It was last seen at approx 5:30m CST, although observers thought the bird was still present. Unfortunately, the bird spent 99% of the time on the far side of the breakwall and only made occasional appearances in the afternoon. The bird was only seen on the east side of the breakwall between the left "rock pile" and the end of the breakwall. Many of the occasional afternoon sightings occurred at the left "rock pile". When you look at the breakwall there is a west/left and east/right rock pile on either side of a stretch of flat concrete near the east end.

Conditions were not very good for photos. Brad Bumgardner may have obtained the best photos during the initial sighting. A handful of Brad's photos are viewable on the Indiana Advanced Birding group on Facebook. Others obtained photos but none have been posted as I compose this email. The bird appears to be an adult well into basic molt.

I think Gray-tailed Tattler can be ruled out by the bird's very narrow supercilium that does not extend beyond the eye and the wing tips extending well past the tail.

A number of birders are expected to be present early in the morning on June 21. The Birding Indiana Advanced Birding group on Facebook is likely the best place to follow news of the bird's presence or non-presence.

Michigan City Harbor is located in Washington Park. For mapping, I recommend using 2 On The Lake, Michigan City, IN which is the address of the Parks Dept located next to the beach parking lot. On The Lake is not a real road. It's just a driving lane through the parking lot. Viewing is from the north or backside of the lighthouse.


Don Gorney
Indianapolis, IN
317.501.4212



Subject: Wandering Tattler
Date: Fri Jul 21 2017 10:48 am
From: in-bird-l AT list.indiana.edu
 
The birders that are present on site indicate the bird has not been seen this morning. Reports are mostly being posted to the Facebook group calledBirding Indiana: Advanced Birding. Look for the post with the initial sighting and look at the latest comments.
The birders did have an adult Piping Plover on the breakwall.Don Gorney
Indianapolis, IN
317.501.4212
dongorney AT yahoo.com

From: Diane Meiborg <wheatongal52@sbcglobal.net>
To: "in-bird-l@list.indiana.edu" <in-bird-l@list.indiana.edu>
Sent: Friday, July 21, 2017 11:20 AM
Subject: Re: [IN-BIRD-L] Wandering Tattler

Has it been seen this morning?
Diane MeiborgWheaton,IL
On Jul 21, 2017, at 9:25 AM, Edward M Hopkins <hopkinse@purdue.edu> wrote:








Contrarily to what Don said, the Tattler was in full view for the first 1.5 hours or so on the S side of the outer breakwater. For a bad series of smart phone digiscope photos see the eBird report:
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/ch...
====
Ed Hopkins
W Lafayette




From: Don Gorney <in-bird-l@list.indiana.edu>
Sent: Friday, July 21, 2017 1:52 AM
To: IN-BIRDS
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Wandering Tattler Recap




The Wandering Tattler found by Eric Michael, Brad Bumgardner, and John Kendall on the breakwall at Michigan City Harbor shortly after noon on July 20 was
seen sporadically throughout the afternoon. It was last seen at approx 5:30m CST, although observers thought the bird was still present. Unfortunately, the bird spent 99% of the time on the far side of the breakwall and only made occasional appearances in
the afternoon. The bird was only seen on the east side of the breakwall between the left "rock pile" and the end of the breakwall. Many of the occasional afternoon sightings occurred at the left "rock pile". When you look at the breakwall there is a west/left
and east/right rock pile on either side of a stretch of flat concrete near the east end.


Conditions were not very good for photos. Brad Bumgardner may have obtained the best photos during the initial sighting. A handful of Brad's photos are
viewable on the Indiana Advanced Birding group on Facebook. Others obtained photos but none have been posted as I compose this email. The bird appears to be an adult well into basic molt.


I think Gray-tailed Tattler can be ruled out by the bird's very narrow supercilium that does not extend beyond the eye and the wing tips extending well
past the tail.


A number of birders are expected to be present early in the morning on June 21. The Birding Indiana Advanced Birding group on Facebook is likely the best place to follow news of the bird's presence or
non-presence.


Michigan City Harbor is located in Washington Park. For mapping, I recommend using 2 On The Lake, Michigan City, IN which is the address of the Parks Dept located next to the beach parking lot. On The
Lake is not a real road. It's just a driving lane through the parking lot. Viewing is from the north or backside of the lighthouse.




Don Gorney

Indianapolis, IN

317.501.4212

dongorney AT yahoo.com



Subject: Wandering Tattler
Date: Fri Jul 21 2017 10:20 am
From: wheatongal52 AT sbcglobal.net
 
Has it been seen this morning?

Diane Meiborg
Wheaton,IL

> On Jul 21, 2017, at 9:25 AM, Edward M Hopkins wrote:
>
> Contrarily to what Don said, the Tattler was in full view for the first 1.5 hours or so on the S side of the outer breakwater. For a bad series of smart phone digiscope photos see the eBird report:
>
> http://ebird.org/ebird/view/ch...
>
> ====
>
> Ed Hopkins
>
> W Lafayette
>
>
> From: Don Gorney
> Sent: Friday, July 21, 2017 1:52 AM
> To: IN-BIRDS
> Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Wandering Tattler Recap
>
> The Wandering Tattler found by Eric Michael, Brad Bumgardner, and John Kendall on the breakwall at Michigan City Harbor shortly after noon on July 20 was seen sporadically throughout the afternoon. It was last seen at approx 5:30m CST, although observers thought the bird was still present. Unfortunately, the bird spent 99% of the time on the far side of the breakwall and only made occasional appearances in the afternoon. The bird was only seen on the east side of the breakwall between the left "rock pile" and the end of the breakwall. Many of the occasional afternoon sightings occurred at the left "rock pile". When you look at the breakwall there is a west/left and east/right rock pile on either side of a stretch of flat concrete near the east end.
>
> Conditions were not very good for photos. Brad Bumgardner may have obtained the best photos during the initial sighting. A handful of Brad's photos are viewable on the Indiana Advanced Birding group on Facebook. Others obtained photos but none have been posted as I compose this email. The bird appears to be an adult well into basic molt.
>
> I think Gray-tailed Tattler can be ruled out by the bird's very narrow supercilium that does not extend beyond the eye and the wing tips extending well past the tail.
>
> A number of birders are expected to be present early in the morning on June 21. The Birding Indiana Advanced Birding group on Facebook is likely the best place to follow news of the bird's presence or non-presence.
>
> Michigan City Harbor is located in Washington Park. For mapping, I recommend using 2 On The Lake, Michigan City, IN which is the address of the Parks Dept located next to the beach parking lot. On The Lake is not a real road. It's just a driving lane through the parking lot. Viewing is from the north or backside of the lighthouse.
>
>
> Don Gorney
> Indianapolis, IN
> 317.501.4212
> dongorney AT yahoo.com



Subject: Wandering Tattler Recap
Date: Fri Jul 21 2017 9:26 am
From: hopkinse AT purdue.edu
 
Contrarily to what Don said, the Tattler was in full view for the first 1.5 hours or so on the S side of the outer breakwater. For a bad series of smart phone digiscope photos see the eBird report:
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/ch...
====
Ed Hopkins
W Lafayette




From: Don Gorney <in-bird-l@list.indiana.edu>
Sent: Friday, July 21, 2017 1:52 AM
To: IN-BIRDS
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Wandering Tattler Recap




The Wandering Tattler found by Eric Michael, Brad Bumgardner, and John Kendall on the breakwall at Michigan City Harbor shortly after noon on July 20 was
seen sporadically throughout the afternoon. It was last seen at approx 5:30m CST, although observers thought the bird was still present. Unfortunately, the bird spent 99% of the time on the far side of the breakwall and only made occasional appearances in
the afternoon. The bird was only seen on the east side of the breakwall between the left "rock pile" and the end of the breakwall. Many of the occasional afternoon sightings occurred at the left "rock pile". When you look at the breakwall there is a west/left
and east/right rock pile on either side of a stretch of flat concrete near the east end.


Conditions were not very good for photos. Brad Bumgardner may have obtained the best photos during the initial sighting. A handful of Brad's photos are
viewable on the Indiana Advanced Birding group on Facebook. Others obtained photos but none have been posted as I compose this email. The bird appears to be an adult well into basic molt.


I think Gray-tailed Tattler can be ruled out by the bird's very narrow supercilium that does not extend beyond the eye and the wing tips extending well
past the tail.


A number of birders are expected to be present early in the morning on June 21. The Birding Indiana Advanced Birding group on Facebook is likely the best place to follow news of the bird's presence or
non-presence.


Michigan City Harbor is located in Washington Park. For mapping, I recommend using 2 On The Lake, Michigan City, IN which is the address of the Parks Dept located next to the beach parking lot. On The
Lake is not a real road. It's just a driving lane through the parking lot. Viewing is from the north or backside of the lighthouse.




Don Gorney

Indianapolis, IN

317.501.4212

dongorney AT yahoo.com



Subject: Piping Plover, MCH 7/21/17, no Tattler
Date: Fri Jul 21 2017 8:20 am
From: rwoodphd AT msn.com
 
We are on our way to MCH now.  We are stopped by a train in Gary.

Sent from my T-Mobile 4G LTE device

------ Original message------
From: Matt Beatty
Date: Fri, Jul 21, 2017 6:57 AM
To: in-bird-l@list.indiana.edu;
Cc:
Subject:[IN-BIRD-L] Piping Plover, MCH 7/21/17, no Tattler


No Wandering Tattler has been seen this morning at Michigan City, but an adult banded Piping Plover is on the breakwall. 7/21/17 6:45am



Subject: Piping Plover, MCH 7/21/17, no Tattler
Date: Fri Jul 21 2017 6:57 am
From: mbeatty233 AT gmail.com
 
No Wandering Tattler has been seen this morning at Michigan City, but an adult banded Piping Plover is on the breakwall. 7/21/17 6:45am



Subject: Wandering Tattler Recap
Date: Fri Jul 21 2017 0:53 am
From: in-bird-l AT list.indiana.edu
 
The Wandering Tattler found by Eric Michael, Brad Bumgardner, and John Kendall on the breakwall at Michigan City Harbor shortly after noon on July 20 was seen sporadically throughout the afternoon. It was last seen at approx 5:30m CST, although observers thought the bird was still present. Unfortunately, the bird spent 99% of the time on the far side of the breakwall and only made occasional appearances in the afternoon. The bird was only seen on the east side of the breakwall between the left "rock pile" and the end of the breakwall. Many of the occasional afternoon sightings occurred at the left "rock pile". When you look at the breakwall there is a west/left and east/right rock pile on either side of a stretch of flat concrete near the east end.
Conditions were not very good for photos. Brad Bumgardner may have obtained the best photos during the initial sighting. A handful of Brad's photos are viewable on the Indiana Advanced Birding group on Facebook. Others obtained photos but none have been posted as I compose this email. The bird appears to be an adult well into basic molt.
I think Gray-tailed Tattler can be ruled out by the bird's very narrow supercilium that does not extend beyond the eye and the wing tips extending well past the tail.
A number of birders are expected to be present early in the morning on June 21. The Birding Indiana Advanced Birding group on Facebook is likely the best place to follow news of the bird's presence or non-presence.
Michigan City Harbor is located in Washington Park. For mapping, I recommend using 2 On The Lake, Michigan City, IN which is the address of the Parks Dept located next to the beach parking lot. On The Lake is not a real road. It's just a driving lane through the parking lot. Viewing is from the north or backside of the lighthouse.
Don Gorney
Indianapolis, IN
317.501.4212
dongorney AT yahoo.com



Subject: WANDERING TATTLER STILL BEING SEEN AT MC HARBOR at 4 pm
Date: Thu Jul 20 2017 16:14 pm
From: canyonwren AT comcast.net
 
It is on the outer breakwall. Birders are still there watching it.
Best if you take a scope and walk out to the backside of the light house.

Time permitting, I will try to check for it early Friday since I live so
close, unless someone reports it flying off today.

Good Birding!
Lynea


Lynea
Hinchman
Michigan City, Indiana
Heart of the Indiana Dunes

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


"The beauty and genius of a work of art may be reconceived though its
first material expression be destroyed. A vanished harmony may yet again

inspire the composer, but when the last individual of a race of living
beings breathes no more, another heaven and another earth must pass before

such a one can be again." William Beebe



Subject: SW Allen STSA-- July 20, 2017
Date: Thu Jul 20 2017 15:17 pm
From: rrang AT frontier.com
 
Marisa Windell and Sandy Schacht found a few shorebirds today at the Branning Road and Amber Road puddles, and I'm relaying a paraphrased version of their report. Best bird was a STILT SANDPIPER last seen at the Amber Road puddle. They also noted Pectoral Sandpiper, two birds noted along Branning, with another (?) birdlast seen atAmber, 20+ Least Sandpipers split between the puddles, and another peep that was likely Semi-palmated Sandpiper last seen at the Amber Road puddle. Killdeer, of course, were everywhere, as was at least one Spotted. But absolutely no sign of Wandering Tattler, imagine that.
Rodger RangFort Wayne



Subject: Michigan City Harbor is in Laporte County
Date: Thu Jul 20 2017 15:14 pm
From: grube.brendan AT gmail.com
 
J



Subject: TATTLER SPECIES M.C.HARBOR
Date: Thu Jul 20 2017 14:32 pm
From: grube.brendan AT gmail.com
 
Many observers watching a likely Wandering TATTLER resting on outer
breakwall at Michigan City Harbor in Lake County.



Subject: Tattler species Michigan City
Date: Thu Jul 20 2017 13:55 pm
From: in-bird-l AT list.indiana.edu
 
Bird is on outer break wall. Several birders here.
John Kendall
Warsaw

Sent from my iPhone



Subject: Sanderlings today
Date: Wed Jul 19 2017 18:38 pm
From: in-bird-l AT list.indiana.edu
 
I thought I had a dozen species!
Forgot 13 Sanderlings at Michigan City.

John Kendall

Sent from my iPhone



Subject: Michigan City and St. Joe Co. Dog Day Afternoon 11 shorebird species
Date: Wed Jul 19 2017 17:55 pm
From: in-bird-l AT list.indiana.edu
 
I birded the Harbor for  few hours mid-am to 2 pm. Later I ran into Bob Huguenard at Pierce Rd. and we looked over a nice assortment of species. 
Michigan City
Semipalmated Plover-2
Semipalmated Sandpiper-8
Least Sandpiper-6
Spotted Sandpiper-3
Willet-2

Pierce Rd. Wetlands
St Joe Co.
killdeer-12
Lesser Yellowlegs-1
Solitary SP-3
Spotted SP-4
Wilson's Snipe-1 found by Bob in the corn.
Short-billed Dowitcher-1
Semipalmated SP -7
Least SP-4
Pectoral SP-8

John Kendall
Warsaw


Sent from my iPhone



Subject: American White Pelican
Date: Wed Jul 19 2017 14:16 pm
From: wschaust AT gmail.com
 
There are two American White Pelicans in the Bird Sanctuary behind the Eagle Creek Ornithology Center. The birds are perched together on a rock in the middle of the water and can be viewed with the scope at the OC. Feel free to contact the staff if there are any questions.
--
Will Schaustwschaust@gmail.comCell: 317-430-8513



Subject: Stilt Sandpiper
Date: Tue Jul 18 2017 18:47 pm
From: randmhedge AT comcast.net
 
CR 300N just north of Lebanon, Boone Co. is primed for shorebirds with ponded fields on both sides of the road just east of its junction with Elm Swamp Road. With less than 1/2 hour to spare this evening, I found a few migrants that were actually better viewed from Elm Swamp Road. Head north of 300N/Elm Swamp Rd intersection on Elm Swamp (road will curve back east) for about .4 mile. There are residences in this area and you will note a gray house and barn to your west (right). Asmall ponded area just south of the road hosted a single Stilt Sandpiper, 4 Solitary Sandpipers, 4 Lesser Yellowlegs, 1 Least Sandpiper, and a couple Pectorals. I likely missed some things, but water in the surrounding fields should persist for awhile as there has been alot of water in this area since the previous rains.

Roger HedgeLebanon, IN



Subject: White Ibis continues in Vigo County
Date: Tue Jul 18 2017 18:37 pm
From: in-bird-l AT list.indiana.edu
 
Present in pond south of Kennet and east of Arbuckle at 7:30pm.
Sorry about blank post. Dropped phone and sent msg.

Sent from Yahoo Mail for iPhone

On Tuesday, July 18, 2017, 7:30 PM, Jim Sullivan <jb.sullivan@yahoo.com> wrote:



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On Monday, July 17, 2017, 12:14 PM, gary langell <in-bird-l@list.indiana.edu> wrote:
White Ibis is still present as of 11:00 AM local time. The Ibis IS currently foraging/wading in the wooded area on the far side of the flooded area and just south of the soybean field. Park at the flooded portion of road and walk west. The waters was over my knees so hip or chest waders would be advised.Gary LangellEllettsvilleMonroe County812-360-3627Begin forwarded message:On Monday, July 17, 2017, 8:15 AM, Steven Lima <Steven.Lima@indstate.edu> wrote:The ibis is currently (9 a.m.) being viewed by myself and Michael Brown at the Kennett Road site that I described in my post of July 15th. The bird is in the same place doing the same thing at the same time of day as per the initial sighting.Steve LimaTerre Haute



Subject: White Ibis continues in Vigo County
Date: Tue Jul 18 2017 18:34 pm
From: in-bird-l AT list.indiana.edu
 
Sent from Yahoo Mail for iPhone

On Monday, July 17, 2017, 12:14 PM, gary langell <in-bird-l@list.indiana.edu> wrote:
White Ibis is still present as of 11:00 AM local time. The Ibis IS currently foraging/wading in the wooded area on the far side of the flooded area and just south of the soybean field. Park at the flooded portion of road and walk west. The waters was over my knees so hip or chest waders would be advised.Gary LangellEllettsvilleMonroe County812-360-3627Begin forwarded message:On Monday, July 17, 2017, 8:15 AM, Steven Lima <Steven.Lima@indstate.edu> wrote:The ibis is currently (9 a.m.) being viewed by myself and Michael Brown at the Kennett Road site that I described in my post of July 15th. The bird is in the same place doing the same thing at the same time of day as per the initial sighting.Steve LimaTerre Haute



Subject: GPFWA Franklin's gull
Date: Tue Jul 18 2017 15:28 pm
From: AKearns AT dnr.in.gov
 
This afternoon around 1, Gary Langell and I observed an alternate adult Franklin's gull in MPW4 at Goose Pond FWA, Greene County. We viewed the gull from a great distance as we were standing on the 1200W bridge at the south end of MPW. There is a gravel spit to the north east and the gull rested here for awhile before lifting off and circling higher and higher on thermals. I would not expect it to return to MPW, but you never know.

Our day was cut short by vehicle trouble. I'll post a full list later tonight or tomorrow.

Amy Kearns, Mitchell
Gary Langell, Ellettsville

Sent from my iPhone



Subject: White Ibis continues, fourth day
Date: Tue Jul 18 2017 11:48 am
From: Peter.Scott AT indstate.edu
 
I watched the adult White Ibis forage in the floodwaters over Kennett Drive in sw. Vigo county, half a mile east of the Arbuckle intersection - this morning, 10:50 to 11:10 AM. The bird was about 200 yards west of the informal parking spot on Kennett by
the purple martin houses. It was just beyond (west of)the tree line on the south side of Kennett. It foraged leisurely there until a local pickup approached and tested the waters, backing out when they reached a foot depth. The ibis flew off to the southwest,
turning south down Arbuckle, roughly, at tree-top level.

The bird seems to like the flooded part of Kennett (has been seen there on 3 days), so if you happen to arrive when it's undisturbed, you have a chance at a nice view. In general, it seems attracted to the Kennett/Arbuckle intersection area.



Subject: Fw: Black-necked Stilts on nest in Tippecanoe Co., 7/17/17
Date: Tue Jul 18 2017 8:35 am
From: hopkinse AT purdue.edu
 
The complete URL is:
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/ch...
====
Ed Hopkins
W Lafayette, IN



From: Edward M Hopkins <hopkinse@purdue.edu>
Sent: Monday, July 17, 2017 10:06 PM
To: in-bird-l@list.indiana.edu
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Black-necked Stilts on nest in Tippecanoe Co., 7/17/17




The pair of BNSTs that were found by John Cassady weeks ago are, finally, on a nest. This is, at least, the third nest in two years in a 2.5 mile circle. See photos in eBird report:
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/ch...
====
Ed Hopkins



Subject: Indiana Checklist to Lose One Species
Date: Mon Jul 17 2017 21:22 pm
From: hopkinse AT purdue.edu
 
I haven't noticed anyone else commenting on the AOS (A.K.A. AOU) Check-list 2017 Report and the lumping of Thayer's Gull into Iceland Gull. No more fretting over white-wing gull identification. See the ABA's summary at:
http://blog.aba.org/2017/07/20...
====
Ed Hopkins






2017 AOS Supplement is Out! ABA Blog

blog.aba.org

Unfortunately, this lump breaks the NACCs own A=B#43;C Rule, which states that unique English names should be used for splits and lumps so as to avoid confusion.



Subject: Black-necked Stilts on nest in Tippecanoe Co., 7/17/17
Date: Mon Jul 17 2017 21:06 pm
From: hopkinse AT purdue.edu
 
The pair of BNSTs that were found by John Cassady weeks ago are, finally, on a nest. This is, at least, the third nest in two years in a 2.5 mile circle. See photos in eBird report:
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/ch...
====
Ed Hopkins



Subject: SW Allen-- July 17, 2017 PM
Date: Mon Jul 17 2017 21:03 pm
From: rrang AT frontier.com
 
I checked some area basins and puddles this mid-afternoon for shorebirds. Other than dozens of Killdeer everywhere and a few Spotteds, the only other shorebird I managed was Least Sandpiper-- nine birds at the puddle on the south side of Branning Road next to Homestead Road. That puddle in nearly gone, but the Amber Road area still looks decent, if only some birds would find it.
Rodger RangFort Wayne



Subject: Blue-gray Gnatcatchers
Date: Mon Jul 17 2017 19:41 pm
From: tgreene AT indiana.edu
 
A male/female pair of Blue-gray Gnatcatchers were hopping around in the lower branches of a maple tree in the front yard midday; saw the female in the same location later in afternoon.


Terri Greene
SW Monroe Co




Jul 17, 2017


Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 2

Indigo Bunting 1


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Subject: Miller Beach - 7/17 - Piping Plover, Shorebirds.
Date: Mon Jul 17 2017 18:05 pm
From: in-bird-l AT list.indiana.edu
 
7/17


MILLER BEACH ;
I checked the beach after work today. Highlights include

Piping Plover and a few other shorebird species.
Complete list on e-bird.

HIGHLIGHTS:
1- PIPING PLOVER (Adult bird with no bands)
I will post a picture later.
19-Sanderlings (all adults)
4-Semipalmated Sandpipers (adults)
1-Least Sandpiper (adult)
8 Spotted Sandpipers
Michael Topp
Highland IN.



Subject: White Ibis continues in Vigo County
Date: Mon Jul 17 2017 11:19 am
From: in-bird-l AT list.indiana.edu
 
White Ibis is still present as of 11:00 AM local time. The Ibis IS currently foraging/wading in the wooded area on the far side of the flooded area and just south of the soybean field. Park at the flooded portion of road and walk west. The waters was over my knees so hip or chest waders would be advised.

Gary LangellEllettsvilleMonroe County812-360-3627
Begin forwarded message:

On Monday, July 17, 2017, 8:15 AM, Steven Lima <Steven.Lima@indstate.edu> wrote:The ibis is currently (9 a.m.) being viewed by myself and Michael Brown at the Kennett Road site that I described in my post of July 15th. The bird is in the same place doing the same thing at the same time of day as per the initial sighting.

Steve Lima
Terre Haute



Subject: White Ibis continues in Vigo County
Date: Mon Jul 17 2017 8:15 am
From: Steven.Lima AT indstate.edu
 
The ibis is currently (9 a.m.) being viewed by myself and Michael Brown at the Kennett Road site that I described in my post of July 15th. The bird is in the same place doing the same thing at the same time of day as per the initial sighting.

Steve Lima
Terre Haute



Subject: Eagle Marsh-- July 16, 2017 PM
Date: Sun Jul 16 2017 21:15 pm
From: rrang AT frontier.com
 
I walked the main drive of EM tonight past the barn to the woods and back (8:15-9:15) but struck out again on my targets of Black-crowned Night Heron and Sedge Wren. The wrens have been a little frustrating this summer, as I'm aware of at least one report by Ed Powers of two birds singing there recently. But I've checked regularly, before and after his report, almost daily and at several times of day, with no luck. Closest thing I could come up with were the Common Yellowthroat vocalizations that sometimes suggest the end of a SEWR song. His birds must've been post-or-failed-breeding wanderers that just didn't stick on their way south.

Once I got past the barn, it became a little harder to hear things other than all the blackbirds and starlings that were coming in for the night. But it was indeeda beautiful night to be out,and I enjoyed my walk despite a lackluster bird list:

Canada Goose- 16
Mute Swan-1
Wood Duck- 15
Mallard- 10
Double-crested Cormorant- 1 flying east to join his buds at Serv-All
Great Blue Heron- 10
Great Egret- 1
Green Heron- 1
Common Gallinule- 1 adult calling, gathering up the young'ns, no doubt, to hide them from the evil birder
Killdeer- 1
Mourning Dove- 1
Common Nighthawk- 1
Willow Flycatcher- 1
Eastern Kingbird- 4
Tree Swallow- 6
Northern Rough-winged Swallow- 4
Barn Swallow- 35
Marsh Wren- 6
Wood Thrush- 1
American Robin- 5
European Starling- 2000
Common Yellowthroat- 6
Song Sparrow- 10
Indigo Bunting- 6
Red-winged Blackbird- 1000
Common Grackle- 500
House Finch- 5
American Goldfinch- 2

Non-avian highlight: Three mink pounced out into the road near the gate before quickly receding on seeing me. On walking past the area, I flushed quite a few young Leopard Frogs and wondered if perhaps the mammals were catching them for dinner.

Rodger Rang
Fort Wayne



Subject: Vigo Co White Ibis - No
Date: Sun Jul 16 2017 20:31 pm
From: otus44 AT sbcglobal.net
 
We tried for the White Ibis on Kinnett Road west of Prairieton this morning.
Although we found at least 15 Great Egrets, a Solitary Sandpiper, many Purple
Martins, Barn, Tree, Cliff Swallows and others, we failed to find the ibis. We did
not wade down toward the end of the road so it could have been there hiding
out of sight.

We then continued north to Universal Mine and were treated to several Henslow's
Sparrows and a couple Sedge Wrens. Since we just checked the more southerly
side of the area, we didn't find any Upland Sandpipers.

An enjoyable morning and early afternoon.

Gary and Lisa Bowman, Vincennes



Subject: SW Monroe Co incidentals
Date: Sun Jul 16 2017 20:05 pm
From: tgreene AT indiana.edu
 
Some incidentals at or near my property in SW Monroe Co unless otherwise noted.

Terri Greene


Jul 16, 2017
Comments: Mostly birds I saw or heard today that I didn't see or hear yesterday
Turkey Vulture 1 (perched in big, dead oak tree”sunning wings) see photo at checklist
Eastern Kingbird 1
Barn Swallow 4
Carolina Wren 1
Gray Catbird 1
Common Grackle 1
Brown-headed Cowbird 2
House Sparrow 1
View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/ch...

Jul 15, 2017
Great Blue Heron 3 (flying over)
Turkey Vulture 1
Red-shouldered Hawk 1
Mourning Dove 3
Yellow-billed Cuckoo 1
Ruby-throated Hummingbird 12
Red-bellied Woodpecker 1
Downy Woodpecker 1
Hairy Woodpecker 1
Eastern Wood-Pewee 1
Eastern Phoebe 1
White-eyed Vireo 1
Red-eyed Vireo 1
American Crow 2
Carolina Chickadee 1
Tufted Titmouse 1
White-breasted Nuthatch 1
Eastern Bluebird 1
American Robin 1
Common Yellowthroat 1
Yellow-breasted Chat 1
Field Sparrow 1
Song Sparrow 1
Eastern Towhee 1
Northern Cardinal 2
Red-winged Blackbird 2
House Finch 14
American Goldfinch 3

Jul 11, 2017
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 1

Jul 9, 2017 9:45 PM
Eastern Whip-poor-will 1

Jul 8, 2017
Pileated Woodpecker 1

Jul 3, 2017
Wild Turkey 1

Jul 2, 2017
Turkey Vulture 1
Mourning Dove 6
Yellow-billed Cuckoo 1
Ruby-throated Hummingbird 11
Red-bellied Woodpecker 1
Downy Woodpecker 2
Hairy Woodpecker 1
Northern Flicker 1
Eastern Wood-Pewee 1
Eastern Phoebe 2
White-eyed Vireo 1
Red-eyed Vireo 1
American Crow 4
Barn Swallow 1
Carolina Chickadee 1
Tufted Titmouse 1
White-breasted Nuthatch 1
Carolina Wren 1
Eastern Bluebird 3
American Robin 1
Gray Catbird 1
Cedar Waxwing 2
Common Yellowthroat 1
Prairie Warbler 1
Yellow-breasted Chat 1
Field Sparrow 1
Song Sparrow 1
Eastern Towhee 1
Northern Cardinal 3
Red-winged Blackbird 3
Common Grackle 1
Brown-headed Cowbird 2
House Finch 13
American Goldfinch 1

Jul 1, 2017
Green Heron 1
Eastern Phoebe 6 (phoebes fledged from nest on front porch)
Gray Catbird 1

Jun 30, 2017 (Lee Phillips Rd, Monroe, Indiana, US)
Mourning Dove 5
Chimney Swift 5 (where Lee Phillips Rd tees into Snow Rd)
American Kestrel 1
Barn Swallow 2
American Robin 2
Northern Mockingbird 2
European Starling X
Northern Cardinal 1
Red-winged Blackbird 3
Eastern Meadowlark 8

Jun 27, 2017
Eastern Whip-poor-will 1
Belted Kingfisher 1

Jun 25, 2017
Blue Jay 3
Brown Thrasher 1
Cedar Waxwing 2
Chipping Sparrow 1
House Sparrow 1

Jun 24, 2017
Great Blue Heron 1
Turkey Vulture 1
Mourning Dove 6
Yellow-billed Cuckoo 1
Eastern Whip-poor-will 1 (southeast)
Ruby-throated Hummingbird 19
Red-bellied Woodpecker 3 (1 fledgllng)
Downy Woodpecker 3 (1 fledgllng)
Hairy Woodpecker 1
Northern Flicker 1
Eastern Wood-Pewee 1
Eastern Phoebe 7 (2 adults and 5 nestlings)
White-eyed Vireo 1
American Crow 1
Barn Swallow 2
Carolina Chickadee 1
Tufted Titmouse 1
White-breasted Nuthatch 1
Carolina Wren 1
Common Yellowthroat 1
Prairie Warbler 1
Yellow-breasted Chat 1
Field Sparrow 1
Song Sparrow 1
Eastern Towhee 1
Northern Cardinal 3
Red-winged Blackbird 4
Common Grackle 3
Brown-headed Cowbird 3
House Finch 22
American Goldfinch 1

Jun 20, 2017 9:20 PM
Great Blue Heron 1 (in big, dead oak tree)

Jun 19, 2017
Eastern Whip-poor-will 1

Jun 18, 2017
Belted Kingfisher 1

Jun 16, 2017
Chimney Swift 3
Northern Flicker 1

Jun 15, 2017
Ruby-throated Hummingbird 23

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



Subject: Eagle Creek Park, Sunday July 16, 2017
Date: Sun Jul 16 2017 12:46 pm
From: sailbird AT tds.net
 
Sunday morning bird walk tallied 75 species. The list includes

Canada Goose
Wood Duck
Mallard
Double-crested Cormorant
Great blue Heron
Great Egret
Green Heron
Black-crowned Night-Heron
Turkey Vulture
Bald Eagle
Red-shouldered Hawk
American Kestrel
Killdeer
Ring-billed Gull
Mourning Dove
Yellow-billed Cuckoo
Barred Owl
Chimney Swift
Ruby-throated Hummingbird
Red-headed Woodpecker
Red-bellied Woodpecker
Downy Woodpecker
Northern Flicker
Pileated Woodpecker
Eastern Wood Pewee
Acadian Flycatcher
Eastern Phoebe
Great Crested Flycatcher
Eastern Kingbird
White-eyed Vireo
Yellow-throated Vireo
Warbling Vireo
Red-eyed Vireo
Blue Jay
American Crow
Purple Martin
Tree Swallow
Northern Rough-winged
Barn Swallow
Carolina Chickadee
Tufted Titmouse
White-breasted Nuthatch
Carolina Wren
House Wren
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
Eastern Bluebird
Wood Thrush
American Robin
Gray Catbird
Brown Thrasher
European Starling
Cedar Waxwing
Northern Parula
Yellow-throated Warbler
Prairie Warbler
Prothonotary Warbler
Kentucky Warbler
Common Yellowthroat
Yellow-breasted Chat
Eastern Towhee
Chipping Sparrow
Field Sparrow
Savannah Sparrow
Henslow's Sparrow
Song Sparrow
Summer Tanager
Scarlet Tanager
Northern Cardinal
Indigo Bunting
Dickcissel
Red-winged Blackbird
Brown-headed Cowbird
House Finch
American Goldfinch
House Sparrow

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

Don Williams



Subject: Black-necked Stilts - Madison County - Successful Nesting Confirmed
Date: Sun Jul 16 2017 12:01 pm
From: jeffreytimmons AT comcast.net
 
Per my prior emails I have been trying to monitor the Blacked-necked Stilts in the field on the north side of Anderson. This field is pretty low and especially this year has held a lot of water. There is a mound in the middle that always stays dry. The field almost dried up but then monsoon season started and it still has a lot of water. There was one bird that was constantly sitting on the south east corner of the mound. I left for vacation and when I came back there was more water and the birds had moved back a bit. The field is now growing a lot of vegetation and cattails. However, I was able to get a quick glimpse of two young birds this past week. It was great to confirm that they have successfully nested. I am not sure if others are interested or not but I will warn you that with the vegetation I have only seen the young once and even the adults are very difficult to find right now. If the field starts to dry up it may pull the birds closer to the road and more in the open. I would say you have 50/50 chance at seeing the adults at this point. Easiest way to explain the location is to click on the eBird link below and click on the map hyperlink. Birds are in the middle of the north side and either behind the mound in the middle or to the east/right of it.
https://ebird.org/ebird/view/c...
Jeff Timmons
Anderson, IN



Subject: Interesting gnatcatcher behavior
Date: Sun Jul 16 2017 11:43 am
From: bencvengros AT gmail.com
 
Around noon today, I opened my window in my room to let the cool air in, and I noticed a little gnatcatcher hopping around on the ground in the mulch my dad had just put down a couple weeks ago. He picked a spot, sat down, and spread his wings and tail feathers out as much as they could go. He sat there for about 30 seconds not moving anything but his head to look around. I don't know for sure, but my best guess is to warm himself in the sunshine and on the mulch, which is probably pretty warm itself.

Ben Cvengros



Subject: Floyd County Community Park Snow Goose?
Date: Sat Jul 15 2017 21:10 pm
From: caruso1914 AT gmail.com
 
Hello in-birders,
Those of you who are bored with summer birding may want to weigh in on the parentage of this apparent blue form Snow Goose. Pictures are attached to the ebird list. We'll appreciate your opinions & expertise.
Thanks,
Debbie & Joe CarusoNew Albany, IN
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/ch...



Subject: Goose Pond and Linton
Date: Sat Jul 15 2017 16:17 pm
From: Peter.Scott AT indstate.edu
 
I checked three areas at Goose Pond FWA. Had 9 shorebird species at MPE4, including Stilt and Semipalmated sandpipers. Elsewhere, 3Least Bitterns, 6 adult and 16 juvenile Common Gallinules,5Marsh Wrens. In Linton, a Mississippi Kite.



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

Jul 15, 2017 6:25 AM - 7:10 AM

Protocol: Traveling

1.5 mile(s)

Comments: Started in northwest corner of unit at CR 100S and 1475W, listening to song. Then to parking lot and levee on east side of unit, central part, viewing shallow lake. Cool for the date (61 F), nearly calm, fairly clear.

17 species


Canada Goose 4

Wood Duck 3

Least Bittern 1 juvenile perched motionless on edge of cattail stand bordering lake, about 2 feet above water (photo)

Mourning Dove 2

Yellow-billed Cuckoo 1

Ruby-throated Hummingbird 1 trumpet creeper in flower

Willow Flycatcher 2

American Crow 7

Barn Swallow 1

Marsh Wren 2 two birds heard singing in cattails

Common Yellowthroat 5

Yellow-breasted Chat 1

Henslow's Sparrow 1

Field Sparrow 2

Song Sparrow 4

Northern Cardinal 1

Red-winged Blackbird 40


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


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

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

Jul 15, 2017 7:30 AM - 9:00 AM

Protocol: Traveling

1.0 mile(s)

Comments: Focused on shorebirds and herons in MPE4, noting a few things in adjacent MPE2. Walked down levee on west side of MPE4 first, which offered slightly closer view but facing morning sun; so I walked around to east side levee, which is shaded in
early morning. Temp in 60's, near calm, clear but humid.

38 species (+1 other taxa)


Canada Goose 20 loafing at south end of MPE4 pool

Wood Duck 6

Mallard 2 females

Pied-billed Grebe 4 includes 2 juveniles; calling a lot in MPE4

Double-crested Cormorant 6 perched in snags, flying; at least some were immature

Great Blue Heron 2

Great Egret 7

Green Heron 1

Common Gallinule 2 adults

American Coot 1 adult

Black-necked Stilt 2

Killdeer 40

Stilt Sandpiper 1 adult foraging, nicely barred all along sides, downcurved bill

Least Sandpiper 20

Pectoral Sandpiper 2

Semipalmated Sandpiper 3 foraging with Least Sandpipers; a bit larger, dark legs, bill straight and tubular compared to Least; stand taller, back flatter, not crouched

Spotted Sandpiper 1

Solitary Sandpiper 1

Lesser Yellowlegs 8

Least Tern 1 one adult appeared three times, diving for fish in the very shallow pool where shorebirds were foraging

Belted Kingfisher 1

Willow Flycatcher 2 (photo)

Eastern Kingbird 1

Bell's Vireo 1

Warbling Vireo 1

Purple Martin 4

Tree Swallow 10

swallow sp. 10

Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 1

American Robin 2

Gray Catbird 1

Brown Thrasher 1

Common Yellowthroat 3

Yellow Warbler 1

Field Sparrow 1

Song Sparrow 2

Indigo Bunting 1

Orchard Oriole 1

American Goldfinch 1


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


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

Jul 15, 2017 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM

Protocol: Traveling

0.5 mile(s)

Comments: Observed water birds primarily, in large rectangular pond in southeast corner of unit -- along CR 1100W, at check-in station, and across road from small new unit GP14. Walked along short east-side and longer south-side levees. Warm (to 70 F),
calm, clear.

19 species (+1 other taxa)


Canada Goose 40 flocks flying over, and others loafing in west end of lake

Wood Duck 20

Mallard 14 adult females, or female-plumaged and full sized.

Pied-billed Grebe 1

Double-crested Cormorant 1

Least Bittern 2 one in flight, another hunting from perch in weeds in middle of water. (I had four birds here a week ago, at dawn.)

Great Blue Heron 1

Common Gallinule 22 6 adults, 16 juveniles ... apparently at least 3 famliies bred at this lake

Killdeer 8

Mourning Dove 1

Willow Flycatcher 3

Bell's Vireo 2

swallow sp. 10

Marsh Wren 3 singing birds, at intervals around lake edge, in cattails (unseen); singing fairly regularly

Gray Catbird 5

Brown Thrasher 1

Common Yellowthroat 6

Song Sparrow 2

Red-winged Blackbird 15

Orchard Oriole 1


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


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Linton, Greene, Indiana, US

Jul 15, 2017 10:50 AM

Protocol: Incidental

Comments: Noticed raptor as I pulled into Subway Restaurant in downtown Linton.

2 species


MISSISSIPPI KITE 1 adult soared leisurely low over trees along Linton's main thoroughfare, circling over "LINTON" water tower, across street from Subway restaurant. Observed for a few minutes in binocs. White head, gray body, kite wing and tail shape,
prominent white secondary wing patches

Chimney Swift 10


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


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Subject: Henslow's Sparrow, Young Sandhill Crane, Prophetstown State Park
Date: Sat Jul 15 2017 15:27 pm
From: grounds11 AT frontier.com
 
The park was crowded today but a few good birds showed up.
The Sandhill Cranes have produced another young at the park. Henslow's
Sparrows were singing and plentiful .


Birds seen today:


Sandhill Cranes--2 adult 1 young


Great blue Heron--2


Green Heron --1


Turkey Vulture--5- some were feeding in the newly mown
pasture at the farm


Red wing Blackbird--10


Indigo Bunting --2


Gray Catbird--1


Brown headed Cowbird--7


Blue Grosbeak--1 male


Eastern Kingbird--4


Belted Kingfisher--2


Eastern Meadowlark--5


American Robin--2


Field Sparrow--2


House Sparrow--4


Common Yellowthroat--5


Mourning Dove--2


Bank Swallow--3


Barn Swallow--7


Tree Swallow--5


Chimney Swift--4


Northern Flicker--2


Henslow's Sparrow--7


Grasshopper Sparrow--2


Good birding


Russ Allison, West Lafayette


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



Subject: Piping Plover, Marbled Godwits, Willets - Mich. City Harbor
Date: Sat Jul 15 2017 14:16 pm
From: jeffmccoy AT embarqmail.com
 
Ad. Piping Plover, 2 Marbled Godwits, and 8 Willets currently on outer breakwater at Mich. City Harbor.
--
Jeff McCoy
Columbia City, Indiana



Subject: White Ibis-YES
Date: Sat Jul 15 2017 11:56 am
From: bencvengros AT gmail.com
 
Wabash Floodplain Fields near Kennett and Arbuckle Rd.
Jul 15, 2017
11:15 AM
Stationary
45 Minutes
All birds reported? Yes
Comments: With Michael Brown
Submitted from eBird for iOS, version 1.5.2 Build 140

5 Wood Duck
3 Hooded Merganser -- Seen swimming and diving in flooded field. Michael Brown pointed them out.
7 Great Blue Heron
20 Great Egret
1 White Ibis -- Bird first seen by Steve Lima earlier this morning. By the time I got there, the bird was ~200 yards away wading along Arbuckle south of the intersection. Michael Brown and I watched as it slowly made its way north and flew to the north side of the intersection. Completely white bird except for black wing tips. Red legs and skin around face. Bill is lighter color of red possibly or maybe a bit yellowish (could not tell from my pictures because it was so far away). Steve has better pictures.
1 Belted Kingfisher -- Male
8 Tree Swallow
10 Barn Swallow
30 Red-winged Blackbird

Number of Taxa: 9


Sent from my iPhone



Subject:
Date: Sat Jul 15 2017 8:48 am
From: Steven.Lima AT indstate.edu
 
White Ibis (adult) at Kennett Drive west of Prairieton in Vigo County. Present at 9:45, working edge of flooded soybean field on the south side of Kennett, on the far side of the flood water covering Kennett. It is working it's way to the south, and if it goes well to the south, it may be out of view. Photos to be posted at eBIrd site.

Steve Lima
Terre Haute



Subject: Illiana Birds: Short-billed Dowitchers, Wolf Lake
Date: Fri Jul 14 2017 13:34 pm
From: cmarshbird AT prodigy.net
 
14 July 2017 AT 6:30
a.m.“ Joined later by Michael Topp. At Forsythe Park, Wolf Lake the adult
SNOWY EGRET was feeding among 6 SHORT-BILLED DOWITCHERS on a near island™s
shoreline. In the background was 1 juv. AMERICAN WHITE PELICAN. Also 3 adult AMERICAN
COOTS, 5 KILLDEER,6 SPOTTED SANDPIPERS, 3 GREAT EGRETS, 2 GREAT BLUE HERONS.




Carolyn Marsh,
Whiting, IN



Subject: Floyd County Broad-wings, etc.
Date: Wed Jul 12 2017 20:11 pm
From: caruso1914 AT gmail.com
 
Debbie encouraged (pushed?) me to ignore the heat, suck it up, and go with her to check on some south-county spots to see if we could plug some holes in our SBC list. As usual, her instincts were right. We stopped to check the field on 5 Mile Ln. to see if the Dickcissels we had in early June were still there. Miraculously, this field remains one of the few in the county that hasn't been mowed or planted in corn or soybeans - 4 singing Dickcissels. As a bonus, 2 Purple Martins flew overhead, giving us species #98 for the count (see Deb's instincts, above.) Then we headed over to 2 Mile Ln., and almost immediately had a furtive buteo cross the road in front of us. When we stopped , we heard a juvenile Broad-wing doing its begging call, saw it and another B-w down in the wooded creek bed along the road - #99. (Her instincts again - she'll be unbearable tonight.)
Debbie & Joe CarusoNew Albany, IN



Subject: Michigan City Marbled Godwits, Willet
Date: Wed Jul 12 2017 15:43 pm
From: in-bird-l AT list.indiana.edu
 
As I left at 3:25 pm, two Marbled Godwits and a Willet were on the outer breakwall. I also had 7 Sanderlings. 
The Least Sandpipers were still at the Sod Farm near New Carlisle.

John Kendall
Warsaw

Sent from my iPhone



Subject: Illiana Birds: Chicago Skyway Monk Parakeets 2017
Date: Wed Jul 12 2017 14:39 pm
From: cmarshbird AT prodigy.net
 
07 and 09 July 2017 - This is the 2017 nesting report
on the Chicago Skyway Monk Parakeet colony in SE Chicago.
The Chicago Skyway is at the Indiana
state line and connects to the Indiana
Toll Road.




From the Picosito Mexican Grill I counted 47 stick
nests (5 under the bridge and 42 on the southwest side of the bridge) along 10000 S. Ewing Ave.
and Avenues L M and N. Some nests are
small with one perfectly round entrance hole and others are very large with
many connecting compartment entrance holes.




There is much more traffic in this area than in
previous years, but the intersection has been improved and greened so one can
actually sit under a nest in the small East Side Memorial parkway that has four
benches near the army tank monument.




The 2016 count was a high of 50+ nests. Possibly the
lower number is because workers maintain and paint the bridge and remove nests
accessible on the underside of the bridge. Workers were working July 7 under
the bridge at 100th and Ewing. However, the
established southwest outer stick nests jammed between sections of pipes are
active with nestlings.





The nests are destroyed by the city and state and
utility companies as non-native birds with the approval of institutions and
non-government organizations including bird organizations. However, the Chicago
Skyway is leased private property and the Monks are accepted in the community
as a novelty. This is a neighborhood near the heavy industrial developed CalumetRiver and the Monk™s competitors
are House Sparrows and European Starlings that succeed in the harsh
environment. They nested in the hidden lakefront CalumetPark on light posts and electric
transmission boxes in alleyways. New nests are regularly removed. Large
colonies of Monk Parakeets once existed in Hyde Park in Chicago
and the Village of Burnham, Illinois on
Greenbay Ave. Monk nests on public property and on utility polls are usually
removed in Northwest Indiana as well.





Carolyn Marsh, Whiting, IN


Author: Monk Parakeet: First State Breeding Records
and Expansion into Northwest Indiana,
Indiana Audubon Quarterly February 2006



Subject: a few shorebird species, Vigo
Date: Tue Jul 11 2017 21:09 pm
From: Peter.Scott AT indstate.edu
 
I checked this site in southwest Vigo County, finding 5 shorebird species.

Wabash Floodplain Fields near Kennett and Arbuckle Rd., Vigo, Indiana, US
Jul 11, 2017 3:50 PM - 5:05 PM
Protocol: Traveling
3.0 mile(s)
Comments: Following a hard mid-day rain (about one inch) and thunderstorms, I drove in on Kennett Drive from Prairieton and began birding at Purple Martin houses 0.5 miles east of Arbuckle. No exposed mudflats visible, just four or five flooded ponds or channels bordered by crops or grassy vegetation. Drove north and west on Arbuckle one mile to Wabash levee, then retraced route to Kennett and proceeded south to "Blue Hole" area and Robertson Road. Warm, 75 degrees, overcast, calm.
36 species

Wood Duck 18 10 adult birds, including two females each with four ducklings
Great Blue Heron 15
Great Egret 12 five were resting, foraging a little in one of the larger ponds fairly near the road (30 yards), and remarkably tolerant of me (for this species)
Bald Eagle 1 adult at Blue Hole
Killdeer 10 9 adults, 1 small juvenile
Least Sandpiper 4 3 with Solitary and Killdeer in a small mini-pond surrounded by green herbaceous vegetation, connected to a wider channel where egrets foraged
Pectoral Sandpiper 3 flew in low and landed along edge of channel and pond, joining Wood Ducks and a few Killdeer; soon disappeared in grass, apparently. Good views in scope at 70 yards of streaked throat and breast with sharp demarkation at mid-breast; in flight, dark line down rump with white on either side on base of tail; yellowish legs
Spotted Sandpiper 1
Solitary Sandpiper 2
Mourning Dove 3
Yellow-billed Cuckoo 2
Eastern Wood-Pewee 1
Eastern Phoebe 1
Great Crested Flycatcher 1
Warbling Vireo 1
Horned Lark 1
Northern Rough-winged Swallow 14
Purple Martin 5
Tree Swallow 2
Bank Swallow 4
Barn Swallow 8
Tufted Titmouse 1
House Wren 1
Carolina Wren 2
American Robin 2
Gray Catbird 1
European Starling 20
Common Yellowthroat 2
Yellow-breasted Chat 2
Song Sparrow 2
Northern Cardinal 1
Indigo Bunting 8
Dickcissel 5
Red-winged Blackbird 30
Brown-headed Cowbird 2
American Goldfinch 3

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Subject: Eagle Marsh, Ft Wayne
Date: Mon Jul 10 2017 22:26 pm
From: in-bird-l AT list.indiana.edu
 
It was a pleasant, if rather humid day at Eagle Marsh. I walked up the lane to the barn, and as far beyond the barn as I could go without boots.



Eagle Marsh, Allen, Indiana, USJul 10, 2017 3:20 PM - 4:30 PMProtocol: Traveling1.0 mile(s)Comments: 77 F, cloudy to partly cloudy, light wind25 speciesCanada Goose 9Mute Swan 1Wood Duck 7Mallard 9Great Blue Heron 2Turkey Vulture 1Bald Eagle 1Red-tailed Hawk 1American Coot 1Killdeer 1Belted Kingfisher 1Northern Rough-winged Swallow 2Tree Swallow 1Bank Swallow 2Barn Swallow 5Sedge Wren 2 one heard at about the second utility pole inside the green gate, the other near the barnMarsh Wren 6Common Yellowthroat 2Vesper Sparrow 1Song Sparrow 8Red-winged Blackbird 100Common Grackle 2House Finch 1American Goldfinch 6House Sparrow 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: Michigan City Sanderlings
Date: Mon Jul 10 2017 21:33 pm
From: in-bird-l AT list.indiana.edu
 
Two ad. Sanderlings on the outer break wall now.
John Kendall

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Subject: Muscatatuck NWR 7/09/2017
Date: Sun Jul 9 2017 14:03 pm
From: dhkaiser AT sprynet.com
 
Forgot to mention, be sure to click on the juvenile Common Throat image,
one of the highest resolution images I have ever taken.

On Sun, 09 Jul 2017 14:50:20 -0400, you wrote:

>Great day on the refuge. Barb and I stopped to set up our camera
>exposures and a Kingbird landed less than 10 feet in front of the
>camera. Went on to get good photos of adult and juvenile Common
>Yellowthroat, Green Heron and a Indigo Bunting in interesting light.
>Photos at
>
>WWW.flickr.com/photos/dhkaiser
>
>Dan Kaiser
>Columbus, IN



Subject: Muscatatuck NWR 7/09/2017
Date: Sun Jul 9 2017 13:50 pm
From: dhkaiser AT sprynet.com
 
Great day on the refuge.  Barb and I stopped to set up our camera
exposures and a Kingbird landed less than 10 feet in front of the
camera. Went on to get good photos of adult and juvenile Common
Yellowthroat, Green Heron and a Indigo Bunting in interesting light.
Photos at

WWW.flickr.com/photos/dhkaiser

Dan Kaiser
Columbus, IN



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