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20 Sep Hoover Golden Plovers [Bob Baran ]
20 Sep East Harbor White Pelicans still present [Andrew Sewell ]
20 Sep Wilderness Road Buff-breasted Sandpipers [Helen Ostermiller ]
20 Sep Marbled Godwit, Crane Creek Estuary [Andrew Sewell ]
20 Sep Big Island east pond unit B [Steve Jones ]
20 Sep American White Pelicans East Harbor SP 9/20 [ ]
19 Sep Killdeer Plains, Big Island and Northern Hoover Reservoir [Charles Bombaci ]
19 Sep Cols Aud program Tuesday, September 23 [Darlene Sillick ]
19 Sep Blendon Woods-18 Warblers ["Simpson, Bruce" ]
19 Sep 76 American White Pelicans East Harbor [jen brumfield ]
19 Sep Re: Bonaparte's Gulls [Bill Whan ]
19 Sep New eBird shared bird reporting hot spots [Ken Ostermiller ]
19 Sep Bonaparte's Gulls [John Pogacnik ]
18 Sep Taway Road Reservoir--Did NOT locate Reddish Egret [Cynthia Carsey ]
18 Sep Conneaut Harbor, 9/18 [John Pogacnik ]
18 Sep Blendon Woods Metro Park Columbus and Woodside Green [Bob and Elaine McNulty ]
18 Sep Fw: 120,000+ Broad-winged hawks at Detroit River Hawk Watch/Lake Erie--Sept 16-17-2014 [Mary Huey ]
18 Sep Englewood East Metropark [ ]
18 Sep Re: Sabine's gull, Indian Lake [Steve Jones ]
18 Sep Re: Sabine's gull, Indian Lake ["cwinstead AT earthlink.net" ]
18 Sep Magnolias in my neighborhood [Judith Espedal ]
18 Sep Re: Sabine's gull, Indian Lake [Steve Jones ]
18 Sep Sabine's gull, Indian Lake [troy shively ]
17 Sep Re: Sabine's gull, Indian Lake [troy shively ]
17 Sep Hoover Reservoir, Delaware Cty [Charles Bombaci ]
17 Sep Sabine's gull, Indian Lake [Bill Whan ]
17 Sep Blendon Woods Metro Park Columbus. Woodside Green [Bob and Elaine McNulty ]
17 Sep Headlands juvi Bald Eagles [Jerry Talkington ]
17 Sep PB Grebe at North Chagrin and Bird Art [Ken Andrews ]
17 Sep Wheatear not seen this AM [disacco ]
17 Sep Ross's Goose Lake County ["Cory \"Chia\" Chiappone" ]
17 Sep Northern Wheatear NO [jen brumfield ]
17 Sep Englewood East Metropark [ ]
17 Sep Wheatear migration [Mary Huey ]
16 Sep Ross' Goose Lake County.... [Andrew Avram ]
16 Sep Blendon Woods Metro Park Columbus and Woodside Green [Bob and Elaine McNulty ]
16 Sep Sabine's Gull and Connecticut Warbler, Lake Erie Bluffs, 9/16 [John Pogacnik ]
16 Sep More Sabine's news [Bill Whan ]
16 Sep Cuyahoga - Erie Street Cemetery [Patty McKelvey ]
16 Sep Marbled Godwit..late report [Steve Jones ]
16 Sep Lake Erie Wing Watch [mary warren ]
16 Sep Reddish Egret - yes! [Doreene Linzell ]
16 Sep Wheatear ["Cory \"Chia\" Chiappone" ]
16 Sep Sabine's gulls [Bill Whan ]
16 Sep wheatear [John Herman ]
15 Sep Blendon Woods Metro Park Columbus and Woodside Green [Bob and Elaine McNulty ]
15 Sep Northern Wheatear still present [jen brumfield ]
14 Sep Tomorrow's plans, and Big Island today [Steve Jones ]
14 Sep lorain impdmt [Dave English ]
13 Sep Re: Wheatear update? [Leslie Sours ]
14 Sep Blendon Woods Metro Park Columbus and Woodside Green [Bob and Elaine McNulty ]
14 Sep Toledo white pelicans flew [Jeff Grabmeier ]
14 Sep American White Pelicans, Toledo [Jeff Grabmeier ]
14 Sep Big Island Wilderness Area American Avocets still here. [Steve Jones ]
14 Sep A Week Gone By / Sunday Morning Thoughts [robert lane ]
14 Sep Laughing gull @ Pleasant Hill Lake beach [John Herman ]
14 Sep Wheatear yes Sunday [jen brumfield ]
13 Sep Franklin's Gull juvenile plumage [John Herman ]
13 Sep Wheatear tips thanks [Nancy Howell ]
13 Sep Re: Wheatear update? [Tom Fishburn ]
13 Sep Re: Wheatear update? [jen brumfield ]
13 Sep Wheatear update? [Nancy Howell ]
13 Sep Lorain Impoundment-Whimbrel/Red-necked Phalarope 3PM [Sally Isacco ]
13 Sep cleveland nature preserve [Mark Anderson ]
13 Sep 9/13 - Lorain lakefront recap - Long-tailed Jaeger, Sabine's Gull, Little Gull, phalaropes [Leidy Gabe ]
13 Sep Reddish Egret Delaware County Yes [Steve Jones ]
13 Sep Union County Egret Location [Blake Mathys ]
13 Sep Englewood MetroPark East sightings for Sept. 13 [Judith Espedal ]
13 Sep Sabine's Gull persists [Ernie Cornelius ]
13 Sep Re: Reddish Egret Delaware County Yes [ ]
13 Sep Reddish Egret Delaware County Yes ["liz.jaggers" ]
13 Sep Sunset Park, 9/13 [Cole DiFabio ]
13 Sep Mansfield Lahm American golden-plovers [John Herman ]
13 Sep Englewood East Metropark [ ]
13 Sep Sabine's Gull [Ken Ostermiller ]
13 Sep Villa Angela Cleveland sparrow correction to 9/12 posting [ ]

Subject: Hoover Golden Plovers
From: Bob Baran <rbaran AT COLUMBUS.RR.COM>
Date: Sat, 20 Sep 2014 18:46:43 -0400
I was kayaking up at the Hoover Reservoir early today and found 4 Golden 
Plovers on the island that normally forms north of Pelican 

Island when the water draws down. It is only accessible by boat right now 
unless you have some hip waders and then it could be 

reached from the east shoreline. There was also Semipalmated Plovers, a couple 
of Sanderlings, Pectoral and Least Sandpipers, a few 

Lesser Yellow Legs and Killdeer. Lots of Killdeer. Also 4 Bald Eagles and too 
many Blue Herons and Great Egrets to count. 




Bob


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Subject: East Harbor White Pelicans still present
From: Andrew Sewell <semillama AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Sat, 20 Sep 2014 16:40:36 -0400
At East Harbor State Park, the Columbus Avid Birders group had excellent
views of the group of White Pelicans. It is difficult to obtain an accurate
count because they keep moving back and forth within the group, but they
numbered somewhere in the neighborhood of 60 birds.

Good birding,
Andy Sewell
Columbus

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Subject: Wilderness Road Buff-breasted Sandpipers
From: Helen Ostermiller <hostermiller AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Sat, 20 Sep 2014 15:01:34 -0400
There aren't many shorebirds at Wilderness Road in Wayne County now, but
among them were 2 Buff-breasted Sandpipers and 2 White-Rumped Sandpipers
this morning.  Other birds were Pectoral Sandpipers, Killdeer, Lesser
Yellowlegs, and a Semi-palmated Plover.  Nine immature Bald Eagles were in
the area, as well as a pair of Sandhill Cranes, Great Egrets, Great Blue
Herons, a Cormorant.

Having missed the Buffies when they were reported earlier, these gorgeous
birds were a particular treat to watch.  Wilderness Road is directly south
of Funk Bottoms, Wayne County.

Helen & Ken Ostermiller

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Subject: Marbled Godwit, Crane Creek Estuary
From: Andrew Sewell <semillama AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Sat, 20 Sep 2014 11:46:52 -0400
Visible from end of the estuary trail at Magee right now. Scope is probably
necessary, but you can make it out with binoculars too.

Andy Sewell
Columbus

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Subject: Big Island east pond unit B
From: Steve Jones <sjlarue1 AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Sat, 20 Sep 2014 10:12:40 -0400
Greetings,

Currently there is a rabbit dog trial going on at unit b area.  No guns,
just dogs.  There is one Hunter that looks to be leaving, and a pleathora
of shorebirds to sort through.

The 3 American Avocets are still here in same place as usual...all the way
in the back left/center area.

And I can't find the reported red-necked Phalarope...but there isn't s a
lot of pond to sort through. :-D

Happy Birding, and God Bless,

Steve J

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Subject: American White Pelicans East Harbor SP 9/20
From: Nancy Anderson <0000000bf2aec77c-dmarc-request AT LISTSERV.MIAMIOH.EDU>
Date: Sat, 20 Sep 2014 06:15:16 -0700
There are approx. 53 Pelicans north of the causeway to the beach right now in 
the middle harbor area. A group of about 39 and two smaller groups of 6 and 8 
further north. 


Nancy Anderson
Cleveland/Lakeside now

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Subject: Killdeer Plains, Big Island and Northern Hoover Reservoir
From: Charles Bombaci <cbombaci AT ATT.NET>
Date: Fri, 19 Sep 2014 19:36:12 -0700
Dan Hall and I headed north in search of shorebirds Today. A needed break from 
cleaning nest boxes. Yesterday I began cleaning my boxes at Oxbow Road. The mud 
wasn't hardened and I sank almost to my knees. It was like trying to walk in a 
mixture of chocolate pudding and cement. Tomorrow I'll try my luck at cleaning 
nest boxes at Dustin Road. 


Our first stop was Killdeer Plains Wildlife Area in Wyandot County. The western 
section of Pond 27 had many shorebirds on the mudflats. Species included 
Killdeer (the largest number), Semipalmated Plover, Greater Yellowlegs, Lesser 
Yellowlegs, a Spotted Sandpiper, Semipalmated Sandpiper, Least Sandpiper and 
Pectoral Sandpiper. At the pond NE of the corner of CH-71 and TH-108 we located 
a Common Gallinule, Pectoral Sandpipers, Killdeer, Great Egrets (33) and 
Blue-winged Teal. Several Bald Eagles soared overhead much of the day and 
three, one adult and two juveniles were perched near Pond 27. Red-tailed Hawks 
were numerous and we observed one rise with its prey in its talons. 


From Killdeer we went south to Big Island Wildlife Area in Marion County. The 
three American Avocets are still present at the rear off the first parking area 
on LaRue-Prospect Road just east of Epsyville Road. The same area had Killdeer, 
Greater Yellowlegs, Lesser Yellowlegs, Pectoral Sandpiper, Semipalmated Plover, 
Trumpeter Swan and Green-winged Teal. At the western end of the ponds along 
LaRue Prospect Road we located an adult Common Gallinule with two juveniles. 
The were several Bald Eagles hanging around near this area. A surprise here was 
three Northern Harriers soaring above the tall grass. 


Our last stop was at Area M in Galena, Delaware County. We checked activity on 
the emerging mudflats off the end of the boardwalk. Much of the same species 
seen elsewhere with one new addition, a Western Sandpiper mixed in among the 
Semipalmated Plover and Killdeer on the raised area near Osprey Platform #2. 


Charlie Bombaci

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Subject: Cols Aud program Tuesday, September 23
From: Darlene Sillick <azuretrails AT COLUMBUS.RR.COM>
Date: Fri, 19 Sep 2014 20:36:13 -0400
Have you ever wanted to know how to keep lists or how to plan a Big Year?
Tuesday, September 23rd, you can learn what birders are thinking about as
they go in quest of becoming an elite member of the over 700 ABA club and a
possible ABA Big Year record.



Columbus Audubon and Grange Insurance Audubon Club Members and guests are
welcome to join us next Tuesday evening. We hope to see you before 7pm for a
fun evening filled with lots of activities and social time for birders and
nature lovers.





In 2013 Boston birder Neil Hayward suffered a devastating bout of the Big
Year. The temporary insanity resulted in almost 250,000 miles of travel,
taking him to the remote corners of this continent: Barrow in the frozen
north; the Dry Tortugas, dangling off the Florida Keys to the south;
Newfoundland, poking out to the east; and tiny Adak, adrift in the volcanic
Aleutian chain of the west. And a place they call New Jersey. By year's end,
he'd netted some 750 species of bird and quite possibly set a new ABA Big
Year record. Please join us as Neil takes a Big Year, applies cutting-edge
high pressure technology, and condenses it into a Big Hour! You will hear
about exotic birds, remote places, volcanoes, polar bears, Aleutian plumbing
and more! Government health warning: Big Years can be contagious. High
pressure technology not previously tested.

Neil Hayward grew up near Oxford, England, where, at a young age, he first
became obsessed with birds. After a PhD in genetics at Cambridge University
he moved (permanently) to the US in 2005 to head up the US operations of the
biotechnology company Abcam. He left in 2011 to pursue a consulting career
as owner of Cambridge Blue Consulting. Neil is currently the Field Trip
Coordinator and a director of the Brookline Bird Club. He lives in Cambridge
with his girlfriend Gerri and two cats, Sally and Khiva.

7:00 - 7:15 pm: Our very own Big Year birders, Dan Sanders (715 species in
2005) and Jay Lehman (733 species in 2013), will answer questions about
their Big Year experience. Prepare to be amazed...!  Paul Hurtado will
facilitate the Q and A during the short program.

7:15 - 7:30 pm: social time, light refreshments, test your birding skills at
the Bird Quiz table and a chance to win a prize, meet the OYBC students
preparing for their Oct 4 Big Sit at Sawmill Wetlands from 8-12.  Plan to
buy your tickets for the Nov 1 George Archibald, My Life with Cranes program
held 4-6pm at GIAC.  Visit friends at GIAC for the Columbus Audubon monthly
program. Be sure to sign in and get your ticket for one of 2 door prizes.
Lots more is going on!!!

7:30 pm: Main program: Columbus Audubon announcements and our speaker Neil
Hayward who holds the ABA Big Year record for 750 species in 2013

Columbus Audubon programs are free and open to the public. All programs are
held at the Grange Insurance Audubon Center 505 West Whittier Street in the
Scioto-Audubon Metro Park on the Whittier Peninsula. There is a fee for our
special Saturday Nov 1 program with George Archibald and tickets can be
purchased on our website www.columbusaudubon.org  after the Sept 23 meeting.




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Subject: Blendon Woods-18 Warblers
From: "Simpson, Bruce" <simpson AT METROPARKS.NET>
Date: Fri, 19 Sep 2014 16:16:21 -0400
    Blendon Woods Metro Park is located in the northeast corner of Columbus
off of I 270 & Rte 161. Take the Little Turtle Way exit. Below is a list of
some of the Birds seen this morning. There were birds everywhere. The best
time to bird is between 7:30 am to 9:30 am, though there was birding
activity till 1:00 pm

    Goldenrod Trail 9:28 am(2nd Loop)
           Warblers
                  Bay-breasted-3
                  Blackpoll-3
                  Magnolia-3 young males
                  American Redstart-3 females, 2 males
                  Tennessee-adult
                  Chestnut-sided-female, young
                  C Yellowthroat
                  Black-throated Green-3 young males
          Vireos
                  Red-eyed-2
                  Warbling
          Ruby-throated Hummingbird-2 females
          E Wood Peewee-2
          Sharp-shinned Hawk
          Rose-breasted Grosbeak
          E Towhee
          N Flicker

      Goldenrod Trail(1st Loop)
           Warblers
                  Black-throated Blue-2 males
                  Ovenbird
                  N Parula-male
                  Magnolia-young male
                  American Redstart-2 females
                  Chestnut-sided-young
         Warbling Vireo
         Carolina wren
         Pileated Woodpecker

    Parking Lot 9:15
         Warblers
                C Yellowthroat
                Magnolia
                American Redstart
                Black-throated Green
                Back and white
                Blackpoll
                Nashville

  Lake Trail
         Warblers
                 Wilson
                 Magnolia-young male
         Swainson's Thrush-2

 Thoreau Lake 10:20
         Mallards-14
         Green-winged Teal
         Wood Duck-2
         Killdeer
         American Black duck

 Lake Trail 10:46
         Warblers
                Black and white-female
                Bay-breasted-2
                N Parula-male
                Chestnut-sided-young
                American Redstart-male, female
                Magnolia-young male
         Red-eyed Vireo

 Hickory Ridge Trail 11:40
         Warblers
                American Redstart-male, female
                Magnolia-young male
         Rose-breasted Grosbeak

 Brookside Trail 11:53
         Black-and-white-female
         N Flicker-male
         Philadelphia Vireo

 Ripple Rock Trail 10:45
         Warblers
                Bay-breasted
                Pine
                Blackburian-female
                Black-throated Green-young male & female
        Philadelphia Vireo
        Veery
        Thrushes
                Wood
                Swainson's
        Pileated Woodpecker-female
        Red-headed Woodpecker

 Lake Trail 1:00 pm
        Warblers
               Hooded
               American Redstart-2 females
               Black-throated Green-male
               Chestnut-sided-young
               Cape May-young female
       Woodcock
       Yellow-throated Vireo
       Summer Tanager-female
       Red-eyed Vireo
       Indigo Bunting-young male-singing

  Nature Center
       Warblers
              Blackburian- young female
              American Redstart-male

 Road 7:20 am
        Turkeys-2 males

            Misc:-Long-tailed Weasel-Goldenrod Trail(1st Loop) 9:23 am

                             Blendon Woods Metro Park in Columbus
                                    Hotline 614-895-6222
                                    Nature Center 614-895-6221

                                           Bruce Simpson-Naturalist at
Blendon Woods

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Subject: 76 American White Pelicans East Harbor
From: jen brumfield <elfin_skimmer AT HOTMAIL.COM>
Date: Fri, 19 Sep 2014 12:01:51 -0400
Vic Fazio found 76 American White Pelicans at East Harbor State Park, 11:45 am


JB
CLE, OH
www.jenbrumfield.com
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Subject: Re: Bonaparte's Gulls
From: Bill Whan <billwhan AT COLUMBUS.RR.COM>
Date: Fri, 19 Sep 2014 08:24:01 -0400
John--
        Interesting query. I took a quick look at Cooke's Dist & Migr N Am
Gulls, and he says large numbers of first-cycle Bonies do not nest that
year, and tend to hang out together well south of the breeding grounds.
This might explain the differences in plumage, timing, and places were
they are found in migration. Cooke's book is from 1915 and there
probably are more recent resources...
BIll Whan


On 9/19/2014 6:28 AM, John Pogacnik wrote:
> The last couple weekends I have had the opportunity to check out the large
> concentration of Bonaparte's gulls at Lakeview Park in Lorain.  What I found
> interesting was the high percentage of these birds that had active molt
> occurring  in their flight feathers.  I saw quite a few that had areas of
> half-grown feathers in the primaries and secondaries.  At Conneaut yesterday
> I think I saw probably 400+ Bonaparte's gulls and not a single one was
> molting flight feathers.
>
>
>
> Evidently the birds at Conneaut were a  different flock than the flock at
> Lorain.  Wouldn't you think if you're seeing a high percentage of molting
> birds at Lorain, you'd see them at Conneaut also.  Did the Conneaut birds
> originate from a different breeding area than the Lorain flock?  They have a
> pretty large breeding range, ranging from Alaska to Quebec.  Were they have
> different latitudes?   It's kind of interesting.
>
>
>
> John Pogacnik
>
> 4765 Lockwood Road
>
> Perry, OH 44081

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Subject: New eBird shared bird reporting hot spots
From: Ken Ostermiller <ken.ostermiller AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Fri, 19 Sep 2014 08:04:12 -0400
The Ohio eBird Hot Spot web site has recently been updated to provide links
to your eBird (My eBird) data on county and location pages. You can now see
checklists for the state, county, or any location for a whole year, a
season, or a particular month.
http://ohioebirdhotspots.wikispaces.com/Birding+in+Ohio

Ohio birders have added several new shared bird reporting hot spots to
eBird.

Hamilton County
Eden Park--Mirror Lake
http://ohioebirdhotspots.wikispaces.com/Eden+Park

Medina County
Lake Road Sod Farm
http://ohioebirdhotspots.wikispaces.com/Lake+Road+Sod+Farm

Mercer County
Celina grain silos
http://ohioebirdhotspots.wikispaces.com/OH-Celina+grain+silos

Portage County
Portage Hike and Bike Trail--Peck Rd.
http://ohioebirdhotspots.wikispaces.com/Portage+Hike+and+Bike+Trail

Richland County
Pleasant Hill Lake--Barron Rd. access
http://ohioebirdhotspots.wikispaces.com/Pleasant+Hill+Lake

Sandusky County
Walsh Park
http://ohioebirdhotspots.wikispaces.com/Walsh+Park

Ken Ostermiller

eBird Hot Spot reviewer for Ohio

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Subject: Bonaparte's Gulls
From: John Pogacnik <jpogacnik AT ADELPHIA.NET>
Date: Fri, 19 Sep 2014 06:28:41 -0400
The last couple weekends I have had the opportunity to check out the large
concentration of Bonaparte's gulls at Lakeview Park in Lorain.  What I found
interesting was the high percentage of these birds that had active molt
occurring  in their flight feathers.  I saw quite a few that had areas of
half-grown feathers in the primaries and secondaries.  At Conneaut yesterday
I think I saw probably 400+ Bonaparte's gulls and not a single one was
molting flight feathers.



Evidently the birds at Conneaut were a  different flock than the flock at
Lorain.  Wouldn't you think if you're seeing a high percentage of molting
birds at Lorain, you'd see them at Conneaut also.  Did the Conneaut birds
originate from a different breeding area than the Lorain flock?  They have a
pretty large breeding range, ranging from Alaska to Quebec.  Were they have
different latitudes?   It's kind of interesting.



John Pogacnik

4765 Lockwood Road

Perry, OH 44081




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Subject: Taway Road Reservoir--Did NOT locate Reddish Egret
From: Cynthia Carsey <cjcarsey AT COLUMBUS.RR.COM>
Date: Thu, 18 Sep 2014 20:09:35 -0400
Stopped on my way home so all I had with me were spectator binoculars,
not bad but not the best.  Beautiful day and good birding, just needed
my better bins.

Pond on corner of Rt 4 and Taway I walked way back along the corn
field---nothing but Canada geese and Killdeer

Pond fronting Taway as you drive towards Mooney--Geese again
4 Great Egrets (Black legs yellow bills)
30 Cormorants
4-6 Grebes
2-I believe Ring-billed Gulls
more Killdeer
Parked and got out of car stayed behind it but that was still enough to
spook some of them. Advice is to stay in car at this pond because it is
closer to the road.

Smaller pond around the corner on Mooney I parked on little blacktopped
area and walked in, sat on large rocks there to observe.
The 4 spooked Egrets moved to this pond
1-Great Blue Heron
Canada geese
20+ Cormorants
Grebes my bins weren't good enough to definitely id but some of them had
reddish chests and front of necks, others were more buffy in color.
Diving ducks that all looked to be female or young males and none
presented their colors close enough for me to accurately id.
1 goose that had a white head into a mottled neck and dark body, I
thought maybe a cross between a Canadian and a domestic but the top of
it's head and face were covered with this red growth like a Turkey's
wattle.  It was in the reeds right down in front of me so got a good look.

I also think judging from shape of head, bill etc and length of neck
that there were some loons at both of these ponds.

Blessings,
Cindy Carsey

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Subject: Conneaut Harbor, 9/18
From: John Pogacnik <jpogacnik AT ADELPHIA.NET>
Date: Thu, 18 Sep 2014 20:07:36 -0400
I was at Conneaut for a few hours this morning.  There was a nice movement
of birds moving along the lake.  I ended up with 10 species of shorebirds.
The only birds of note were western and Baird's sandpipers.  Most of the
birds were moving through and only stopped briefly.  A killdeer, three
lesser yellowlegs, and a semipalmated sandpiper attempted to stick around
but walkers, fishermen and drivers did their best to scare them off.  There
were a few hundred Bonaparte's gulls, but I found nothing different.  There
also were 7 common mergansers, 1 osprey, and 2 peregrine falcons.  There
were also numerous common and Forster's terns as we as single Caspian and
Black terns.



Also of interest was their mowing of the marsh or should I say Phragmites
adjacent to the flat.  I arrived as they were making their last few sweeps.
Having brush-hogged in the past, I know the last few sweeps sometimes drives
birds out.  I was not disappointed as I saw 6 soras, a least bittern, and a
couple sparrows fly out..  You hate them getting spooked, but its good to
try and get rid of the Phragmites.  What surprised me was the amount of
water he was mowing in.



Here's a list of the shorebirds:



Black-bellied plover  2

Semipalmated plover   1

Killdeer   1

Greater yellowlegs   9

Lesser yellowlegs   7

BAIRD'S SANDPIPER   1

WESTERN SANDPIPER   1

Semipalmated sandpiper   1

Least sandpiper   3

Sanderling   6



John Pogacnik

4765 Lockwood Road

Perry, OH 44081




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Subject: Blendon Woods Metro Park Columbus and Woodside Green
From: Bob and Elaine McNulty <bob.mcn AT SBCGLOBAL.NET>
Date: Thu, 18 Sep 2014 19:33:34 -0400
Blendon Woods 
Bay breasted warblers                Blackpoll warblers
Magnolia warblers                      American redstarts
Black and white warblers            Black throated green warblers
Blackburnian warblers                Chestnut sided warblers
Black throated blue warbler        Common yellow throat
Cape may warblers                    Nashville warblers
Wilson's warbler                        Tennessee warblers
Northern parula warblers

Rose breasted grosbeaks            Red headed woodpecker
Swainson's thrush                      Scarlet tanager
yellow bellied flycatcher              

Woodside Green, Gahanna  (afternoon birding)
Chestnut sided warblers              Bay breasted warblers
Black throated blue warbler         Black throated green warblers
Magnolia warblers                       Blackburnian warblers
Northern parula warbler

Philadelphia vireo                        Rose breasted grosbeaks
Swainson's thrush                       Gray cheeked thrush
great crested flycatcher

Bob and Elaine McNulty

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Subject: Fw: 120,000+ Broad-winged hawks at Detroit River Hawk Watch/Lake Erie--Sept 16-17-2014
From: Mary Huey <mary.huey AT SBCGLOBAL.NET>
Date: Thu, 18 Sep 2014 13:51:18 -0700
Just in case you haven't already seen these numbers -- wow!


Detroit River Hawk Watch on Sept 16, 17


-This hawk watch is 20 miles south of Detroit and at the Boat Launch in Lake 
Erie Metro Park in Brownstown, Michigan at the mouth of the Detroit River where 
it empties into Lake Erie. From the hawkwatch looking across the river you can 
see Ontario, Canada (Amherstburg area). 


-On Sept 16th they counted 68,193 Broad-winged hawks plus other hawks, eagles 
and non-raptors as well 

-On Sept 17th they counted 52,635 Broad-winged hawks plus other hawks, " " " 

see http://www.hawkcount.org/ and look for Detroit River Hawk Watch to see 
their reports 



-Unfortunately many industrial wind turbine projects are planned in the general 
area of the Lake Erie and Lake Huron hawkwatches for Ontario, Canada, Ohio, PA, 
NY and Michigan. Ontario already has many IWTs near Lake Erie shoreline-the 
mortality threat to bird and bat migration is huge. 


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Subject: Englewood East Metropark
From: Edward Neubauer <00000008a49aa226-dmarc-request AT LISTSERV.MIAMIOH.EDU>
Date: Thu, 18 Sep 2014 14:39:00 -0400
Thursday, Sept. 18 - 8:45 - 9:30 a.m.

There's still enough water in the "puddle" to keep some shorebirds  around.
 The numbers are not as high, but the selection is good.   Species seen:

American avocet - 1
Least sps
Semipalmated sps
Pectoral sps
Lesser yellowlegs
Greater yellowlegs - 2
Great egrets
Great blue herons
Green-backed heron
Ring-billed gulls
Wood ducks
Mallards
Canada geese
Tree and barn swallows
Red-tailed hawk - imm

Happy birding,
Ed and Bev Neubauer, Eileen Roberts

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Subject: Re: Sabine's gull, Indian Lake
From: Steve Jones <sjlarue1 AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Thu, 18 Sep 2014 12:58:11 -0400
Here is  a link to some pics of the Sabine's Gull.

Really got some good flight shots as it came in and out.:

http://www.sjlarue.com/p259821350#h28320711



On Wed, Sep 17, 2014 at 5:29 PM, Bill Whan  wrote:

> Troy Shively just called; a juvenile Sabine's gull is flying around well
> offshore of Oldfield Beach just now. It seems clear that unusual numbers
> are showing up in the US right now as they move south. Don't count on
> them showing up roosting on the beaches, but rather look well out over
> open water, where they are perfectly happy afloat. At that distance,
> several of the smaller gulls show the wing pattern in flight, but look
> for a bird whose dark saddle extends across the back. And if you see
> one, read up on this bird's life history!
> Bill Whan
> Collumbus
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Subject: Re: Sabine's gull, Indian Lake
From: "cwinstead AT earthlink.net" <cwinstead@EARTHLINK.NET>
Date: Thu, 18 Sep 2014 11:57:40 -0400
Still present at 11:30.

Carl Winstead
Galloway

-----Original Message-----
>From: troy shively 
>Sent: Sep 18, 2014 7:37 AM
>To: OHIO-BIRDS AT LISTSERV.MIAMIOH.EDU
>Subject: [Ohio-birds] Sabine's gull, Indian Lake
>
>The Sabine's gull was on the beach at 7:30 am this morning.
>
>Sent from my iPhone
>
>> On Sep 17, 2014, at 8:11 PM, "troy shively"  wrote:
>>
>> Hello all,
>> Just a warning for anybody wishing to go to Oldfield beach tomorrow as there 
is goose hunting until 10 AM on most mornings, and I'm not sure if that is 
going on tomorrow. I know last Friday I could not get there in the morning 
because of the hunting so you might not be able to get to the beach before 10 
AM. You would have been able to see the Sabine's gull from the West bank right 
in front of the Bass Pro shop today if you had a scope. 

>> Cheers,
>> Troy
>> Sent from my iPhone
>>
>>> On Sep 17, 2014, at 5:30 PM, "Bill Whan"  wrote:
>>>
>>> Troy Shively just called; a juvenile Sabine's gull is flying around well
>>> offshore of Oldfield Beach just now. It seems clear that unusual numbers
>>> are showing up in the US right now as they move south. Don't count on
>>> them showing up roosting on the beaches, but rather look well out over
>>> open water, where they are perfectly happy afloat. At that distance,
>>> several of the smaller gulls show the wing pattern in flight, but look
>>> for a bird whose dark saddle extends across the back. And if you see
>>> one, read up on this bird's life history!
>>> Bill Whan
>>> Collumbus
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Subject: Magnolias in my neighborhood
From: Judith Espedal <jespedal AT SBCGLOBAL.NET>
Date: Thu, 18 Sep 2014 07:40:59 -0700
This morning there was a fallout of magnolia warblers in the 10 acre woods of 
Southdale Park in Kettering (2 blocks from my home). I also saw one 
yellow-throated warbler among them. They were accompanied by Carolina 
chickadees and a pair of noisy Carolina wrens - though I think the wrens were 
responding to another wren calling from another place in the park rather than 
protesting the invasion into their territory. 


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Subject: Re: Sabine's gull, Indian Lake
From: Steve Jones <sjlarue1 AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Thu, 18 Sep 2014 09:53:21 -0400
Yipee!
After seeing Troy this morning  and getting a couple diagnostic shots of
the Sabine's Gull, I stuck around trying to get some better pictures.  The
gull stuck around till about 8:30 and then headed out to open water...I
guess the furry little ankle biters were too much for it.
I did got a few decent pictures and we'll put links to them when I get home
after eating a fresh donut.

Early goose season is over so the beach is open. My advice would be to get
here close to dawn as possible to escape the dog walkers. Or come in the
evening.

Good birding and God Bless,

Steve J.
On Sep 18, 2014 7:37 AM, "troy shively"  wrote:

> The Sabine's gull was on the beach at 7:30 am this morning.
>
> Sent from my iPhone
>
> > On Sep 17, 2014, at 8:11 PM, "troy shively"  wrote:
> >
> > Hello all,
> > Just a warning for anybody wishing to go to Oldfield beach tomorrow as
> there is goose hunting until 10 AM on most mornings, and I'm not sure if
> that is going on tomorrow.  I know last Friday I could not get there in the
> morning because of the hunting so you might not be able to get to the beach
> before 10 AM.  You would have been able to see the Sabine's gull from the
> West bank right in front of the Bass Pro shop today if you had a scope.
> > Cheers,
> > Troy
> > Sent from my iPhone
> >
> >> On Sep 17, 2014, at 5:30 PM, "Bill Whan" 
> wrote:
> >>
> >> Troy Shively just called; a juvenile Sabine's gull is flying around well
> >> offshore of Oldfield Beach just now. It seems clear that unusual numbers
> >> are showing up in the US right now as they move south. Don't count on
> >> them showing up roosting on the beaches, but rather look well out over
> >> open water, where they are perfectly happy afloat. At that distance,
> >> several of the smaller gulls show the wing pattern in flight, but look
> >> for a bird whose dark saddle extends across the back. And if you see
> >> one, read up on this bird's life history!
> >> Bill Whan
> >> Collumbus
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Subject: Sabine's gull, Indian Lake
From: troy shively <troyph AT HOTMAIL.COM>
Date: Thu, 18 Sep 2014 07:37:17 -0400
The Sabine's gull was on the beach at 7:30 am this morning.

Sent from my iPhone

> On Sep 17, 2014, at 8:11 PM, "troy shively"  wrote:
> 
> Hello all,
> Just a warning for anybody wishing to go to Oldfield beach tomorrow as there 
is goose hunting until 10 AM on most mornings, and I'm not sure if that is 
going on tomorrow. I know last Friday I could not get there in the morning 
because of the hunting so you might not be able to get to the beach before 10 
AM. You would have been able to see the Sabine's gull from the West bank right 
in front of the Bass Pro shop today if you had a scope. 

> Cheers,
> Troy 
> Sent from my iPhone
> 
>> On Sep 17, 2014, at 5:30 PM, "Bill Whan"  wrote:
>> 
>> Troy Shively just called; a juvenile Sabine's gull is flying around well
>> offshore of Oldfield Beach just now. It seems clear that unusual numbers
>> are showing up in the US right now as they move south. Don't count on
>> them showing up roosting on the beaches, but rather look well out over
>> open water, where they are perfectly happy afloat. At that distance,
>> several of the smaller gulls show the wing pattern in flight, but look
>> for a bird whose dark saddle extends across the back. And if you see
>> one, read up on this bird's life history!
>> Bill Whan
>> Collumbus
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Subject: Re: Sabine's gull, Indian Lake
From: troy shively <troyph AT HOTMAIL.COM>
Date: Wed, 17 Sep 2014 20:11:14 -0400
Hello all,
Just a warning for anybody wishing to go to Oldfield beach tomorrow as there is 
goose hunting until 10 AM on most mornings, and I'm not sure if that is going 
on tomorrow. I know last Friday I could not get there in the morning because of 
the hunting so you might not be able to get to the beach before 10 AM. You 
would have been able to see the Sabine's gull from the West bank right in front 
of the Bass Pro shop today if you had a scope. 

Cheers,
Troy 
Sent from my iPhone

> On Sep 17, 2014, at 5:30 PM, "Bill Whan"  wrote:
> 
> Troy Shively just called; a juvenile Sabine's gull is flying around well
> offshore of Oldfield Beach just now. It seems clear that unusual numbers
> are showing up in the US right now as they move south. Don't count on
> them showing up roosting on the beaches, but rather look well out over
> open water, where they are perfectly happy afloat. At that distance,
> several of the smaller gulls show the wing pattern in flight, but look
> for a bird whose dark saddle extends across the back. And if you see
> one, read up on this bird's life history!
> Bill Whan
> Collumbus
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Subject: Hoover Reservoir, Delaware Cty
From: Charles Bombaci <cbombaci AT ATT.NET>
Date: Wed, 17 Sep 2014 16:02:19 -0700
I took advantage of the comfortable weather today to clean and do maintenance 
on my nest boxes at the Hoover Nature Preserve. Saturday Darrell Gange joined 
me in Areas M and N, and today I worked the boxes at Mudhen Marsh. As of now 90 
nest boxes have been cleaned and only 160 to go. Hopefully the weather will 
stay as nice until all the nest boxes have been cleaned and given new screws 
and exterior coating. 


Heavy rain June 21st through June 25th flooded much of the area, downing many 
trees and damaging or destroying some nest boxes. I expected to find unhatched 
eggs or dead hatchlings in nest boxes as the timing of the flooding was very 
close to the fledgling dates for the Prothonotary Warblers. I was pleasantly 
surprised to find little evidence of nest failure in the areas serviced thus 
far. No little cadavers and only two unhatched eggs. It looks like the bullet 
missed by mere days. At the lower east shore of Hoover some inlets were heavily 
flooded and at our last monitoring trip there was an absence of singing males. 
Those areas were all natural cavities and closer to the water than the nest 
boxes. Those areas likely took a very bad hit from the floods. 


Today as I serviced the nest boxes at Mudhen Marsh I kept an eye out for bird 
activity. Mudflats have been exposed, although they are not significant, and I 
observed a small number of shorebirds and egrets working the edges. Shorebirds 
included a multitude of Killdeer and a few Greater Yellowlegs, Lesser 
Yellowlegs, Semipalmated Plover, Spotted Sandpiper and a single Western 
Sandpiper. Great Egrets seem to be everywhere at the northern end of Hoover 
Reservoir. A single Bald Eagle and Osprey were flying overhead. Lots of Gray 
Catbirds, but few warblers. Just one here and one there with a cooperative 
Wilson's Warbler topping the list. 


At the boardwalk in Area M at Galena, mudflats are emerging off the end of the 
boardwalk. A small variety of peeps were on the high mound close to the Osprey 
platform. Lots of Killdeer, a few Semipalmated Plovers and single Greater 
Yellowlegs, Lesser Yellowlegs and a Western Sandpiper. Hopefully the mudflats 
will develop before the shorebirds are all past Ohio. 


Charlie Bombaci

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Subject: Sabine's gull, Indian Lake
From: Bill Whan <billwhan AT COLUMBUS.RR.COM>
Date: Wed, 17 Sep 2014 17:29:23 -0400
Troy Shively just called; a juvenile Sabine's gull is flying around well
offshore of Oldfield Beach just now. It seems clear that unusual numbers
are showing up in the US right now as they move south. Don't count on
them showing up roosting on the beaches, but rather look well out over
open water, where they are perfectly happy afloat. At that distance,
several of the smaller gulls show the wing pattern in flight, but look
for a bird whose dark saddle extends across the back. And if you see
one, read up on this bird's life history!
Bill Whan
Collumbus

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Subject: Blendon Woods Metro Park Columbus. Woodside Green
From: Bob and Elaine McNulty <bob.mcn AT SBCGLOBAL.NET>
Date: Wed, 17 Sep 2014 14:49:17 -0400
Blendon Woods ... lots of warblers today
American Redstarts               Black throated green warblers
Bay breasted warblers           Blackburnian warblers
Cape may warbler                 Palm warbler
Common yellowthroat            Blue winged warbler
Nashville warblers                 Tennessee warblers
Blackpoll warblers                 Magnolia warblers
Wilson's warbler                   Black and white warblers
chestnut sided warblers

Lincoln's sparrow                  White throated sparrow (one)
Blue headed vireos               Red eyed vireos
Rose breasted grosbeaks      Scarlet tanagers
Green heron

Woodside Green  11:30am-1:30pm 
Black throated blue warbler  magnolia warblers
American redstarts              chestnut sided warblers
Nashville warblers               black throated green warblers
Bay breasted warblers

Cedar waxwings

Bob mcNulty

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Subject: Headlands juvi Bald Eagles
From: Jerry Talkington <jerry073352 AT ATT.NET>
Date: Wed, 17 Sep 2014 14:33:00 -0400
 The young Bald Eagles at Headlands have been mistaken for Golden Eagles for 
most of the summer. The many birders that bird Headlands every day have not 
seen a Golden Eagle in the area for several years. 

Seeing one in the summer is highly unlikely . 

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Subject: PB Grebe at North Chagrin and Bird Art
From: Ken Andrews <ken.hikes AT HOTMAIL.COM>
Date: Wed, 17 Sep 2014 12:50:22 -0400
There was a pied-billed grebe cruising and diving at Strawberry Pond this 
morning. 


This is an artist I follow on Flickr. She does the most amazing bird 
sculptures. 


https://www.flickr.com/photos/ppiinnee/


Hope you see some birds today!

Ken

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Subject: Wheatear not seen this AM
From: disacco <disacco AT ROADRUNNER.COM>
Date: Wed, 17 Sep 2014 12:44:19 -0400
No sighting this AM of the bird.
Sally




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Subject: Ross's Goose Lake County
From: "Cory \"Chia\" Chiappone" <chitanion AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Wed, 17 Sep 2014 12:38:44 -0400
I refound the Ross’s Goose found by Andy Avram last night at a nearby pond 
this morning. It was on the large pond on Tyler Blvd between 615 and 306 
(41.681246,-81.354943). I checked the field it was in last night and did not 
find it so I checked the area and found it on the pond, but shortly after I 
arrived 7:25am it took off with a group of CANG. It looked like they were going 
to stay in the area to feed. I wouldn’t be surprised if it returns to the 
pond to roost. 


Photo at link

Chia

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Subject: Northern Wheatear NO
From: jen brumfield <elfin_skimmer AT HOTMAIL.COM>
Date: Wed, 17 Sep 2014 11:10:43 -0400
So far this morning, efforts to relocate the wheatear have come up dry. Ray 
Hannikman reports no wheatear 



JB
CLE, OH
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Subject: Englewood East Metropark
From: Edward Neubauer <00000008a49aa226-dmarc-request AT LISTSERV.MIAMIOH.EDU>
Date: Wed, 17 Sep 2014 10:56:50 -0400
Wednesday, Sept. 17 - 8:45 - 10:15 a.m.

Water is disappearing, but we still had a good variety of shorebirds this
morning.  The highlight of our day was the water pipit--up close and
personal with the scope.  Species seen:

Bald eagles - 1 ad, 1 imm
American avocet - 1
Lesser yellowlegs
Greater yellowlegs
Semipalmated sps
Least sps
Pectoral sp
Solitary sp
Killeers
Great blue herons - over 100
Great egrets - 14
Ring-billed gulls
Mallards
Water pipit

Good birding,
Ed and Bev Neubauer

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Subject: Wheatear migration
From: Mary Huey <mary.huey AT SBCGLOBAL.NET>
Date: Wed, 17 Sep 2014 07:45:18 -0700
Found this blogpost from a couple years ago that traced migration routes of 
several wheatears complete with a map -- thought it might interest others -- 
http://www.earthtimes.org/nature/wheatear-migration/1830/ 


Thanks to all the generous birder/photographers who have shared their pics and 
sightings of this bird! 


Mary Huey
Willoughby, Ohio

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Subject: Ross' Goose Lake County....
From: Andrew Avram <ajavram AT HOTMAIL.COM>
Date: Tue, 16 Sep 2014 19:48:14 -0400
There is a Ross' Goose in a flock of Canada Geese in Mentor, Lake County. The 
location is the park next to Mentor Lumber on 615 between Route 2 and 20. 


Tiny size, lack of grin patch IDed it as Ross, but a few bad pictures were 
taken for confirmation. 


Googlemaps GPS - 41.673970, -81.341271 

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Subject: Blendon Woods Metro Park Columbus and Woodside Green
From: Bob and Elaine McNulty <bob.mcn AT SBCGLOBAL.NET>
Date: Tue, 16 Sep 2014 19:06:34 -0400
Blendon Woods ... numbers were lower today.
Mourning warbler, bathing at "creek" at the nature center
Bay breasted warblers                  Common yellowthroat
Chestnut sided warblers                American redstarts
Magnolia warblers                         Wilson's warbler
Blackburnian warblers                   Tennessee warbler
Black throated green warbler

Common nighthawk                       Red shouldered hawk
Swainson's thrush                          Brown thrasher
Solitary sandpiper                          red eyed vireo

Woodside green
Bay breasted warblers                   American redstarts
Magnolia warblers                         Blackburnian warblers
Black and white warbler

Olive sided flycatcher                    Philadelphia vireo

Bob and Elaine McNulty

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Subject: Sabine's Gull and Connecticut Warbler, Lake Erie Bluffs, 9/16
From: John Pogacnik <jpogacnik AT HOTMAIL.COM>
Date: Tue, 16 Sep 2014 15:54:37 -0400
After hearing of 51 Sabine's Gulls along the Indiana lakefront, it hardly seems 
mentioning one. A single immature Sabine's gull was at Lake Erie Bluffs in Lake 
County today. I viewed it from the northwest corner of the trail system west of 
the Lane Road parking lot. There is a nice area to view the lake there. It was 
among a group of approximately 300 Bonaparte's gulls. Although a ways offshore, 
it was easy to pick out with binoculars, although a scope would have been nice. 
Gulls often congregate in this area and it has been a good spot in the past for 
jaegers also. 

I also had 16 species of warblers along the trails there. There were a ton of 
blackpoll warblers. I estimated at least 150. Nashville warblers were also 
numerous with at least 45. I had a Connecticut in the northeast corner of the 
trail system. It was doing a lot of chipping, which was what drew me to it. 
There were also 4 mourning warblers. The only other bird of note was a 
yellow-billed cuckoo. 

John Pogacnik                                     
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Subject: More Sabine's news
From: Bill Whan <billwhan AT COLUMBUS.RR.COM>
Date: Tue, 16 Sep 2014 14:01:07 -0400
Apropos my earlier post about Sabine's gulls this season, John Herman
called to my attention a report from Ken Brock et al. who saw *51*
Sabine's gulls on the Indiana lakefront three days ago (one adult, 50 juv).
Bill Whan
Cols

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Subject: Cuyahoga - Erie Street Cemetery
From: Patty McKelvey <pambirds AT HOTMAIL.COM>
Date: Tue, 16 Sep 2014 14:00:07 -0400
Lots of chips & neck breaking views in cemetery. Here's what I was able to get 
a bead on, plus a calling Northern Flicker after closing my list: 

9/16/2914
Erie Street Cemetery
Traveling
1.1 miles
38 Minutes
Observers: 1
All birds reported? Yes
Comments:  
Submitted from BirdLog NA for iOS, version 1.7.6
1 Blue Jay
1 Swainson's Thrush
2 Cape May Warbler
1 Blackburnian Warbler
4 Palm Warbler
2 Bay-breasted Warbler
4 Blackpoll Warbler
1 American Redstart
3 Chipping Sparrow
7 House Sparrow
3 Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon)



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Oh, that I had the wings of a dove! I would fly away and be at rest.

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Subject: Marbled Godwit..late report
From: Steve Jones <sjlarue1 AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Tue, 16 Sep 2014 13:52:08 -0400
Christopher Collins let me know of a Marbled Godwit yesterday at Killdeer
Plains Pond 27...I was at Headlands and Lorain, and Lakeview doing one more
day of North Shore Birding.  So I wasn't able to get down there and see it
right away...so I texted Ron Sempier so that he could get it at least. :-D
He texted me back saying he saw it and where to look. All the way in the
back.

I finished early...well, the rain pushed me home.  I would have stayed and
looked for more shorebirds, but it looked like it was just getting worse so
I hurried home...I was in such a hurry, I got on that dang toll road
instead of Rt 2...oh well.. :-D  When I got to Killdeer, the sun was
setting so light was fading fast.  But I got my scope out and scanned the
back side of the pond and found it preening on the bank.  Way to far for
pictures, but it was there. :-D

The pond is drying, but it still is attracting the normal shorebirds too,
so it is still a good place to check.

Happy Birding, and God Bless

Steve J.

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Subject: Lake Erie Wing Watch
From: mary warren <windbird AT BEX.NET>
Date: Tue, 16 Sep 2014 13:08:50 -0400
Hoping that one of the 60 + American White Pelicans that are currently at East 
Harbor State Park will fly over to neighboring Erie County!! 



LAKE ERIE WING WATCH event is this weekend, Saturday and Sunday September 20-21 
in Erie County! Great speakers, vendors, food, music and field trips. K ids 
Activities too! All FREE. Check out the full schedule at 
www.LakeErieWingWatch.com or find and LIKE on Facebook. 


Happy Birding!

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Subject: Reddish Egret - yes!
From: Doreene Linzell <dlinzell611 AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Tue, 16 Sep 2014 12:44:04 -0400
Just for the record, the Reddish Egret is in Union Co. today. Park at the
corner of Rte. 4 and Tawa. Walk south along the fence until you can see the
egret. It is not visible from the road.

Doreene Linzell
Dan Sanders

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Subject: Wheatear
From: "Cory \"Chia\" Chiappone" <chitanion AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Tue, 16 Sep 2014 11:36:29 -0400
Wheatear still being seen at Headlands today, if there are any “computer 
babysitters” interested. 



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Subject: Sabine's gulls
From: Bill Whan <billwhan AT COLUMBUS.RR.COM>
Date: Tue, 16 Sep 2014 10:53:03 -0400
This traditionally is the time Sabine's gulls appear in North America,
and thus far state lists have reported this species recently in Iowa,
Illinois, Arkansas, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Idaho, Kansas, Maine, Texas,
Washington, Utah, British Columbia, Ontario, Indiana, Colorado, Vermont,
Oregon, Illinois, Nevada, California, New Mexico, South Dakota, Wyoming,
Michigan, Arizona, New York, New Brunswick, Virginia, Iowa, and
Nebraska. I imagine many were seen, but not reported, and many were
present but not observed. They breed in the high Arctic and winter in
South America. You can see from the list they are scarcer on the eastern
seaboard, but this has been an excellent year overall for records in
Canada and the US. Distinctive and worth looking for over any body of
water right about now.
Bill Whan
Columbus

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Subject: wheatear
From: John Herman <richlandvthrush82 AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Tue, 16 Sep 2014 10:19:13 -0400
Any reports on the wheatear this a.m.?
Cheers
J. Herman

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Subject: Blendon Woods Metro Park Columbus and Woodside Green
From: Bob and Elaine McNulty <bob.mcn AT SBCGLOBAL.NET>
Date: Mon, 15 Sep 2014 17:55:11 -0400
Blendon Woods 
Nashville warbler                       Black throated green warblers
American redstarts                     Bay breasted warblers
Canada warbler                          Cape May warbler
Tennessee warblers                   Chestnut sided warblers
Black and white warbler             Magnolia warblers
Black throated blue warbler

Philadelphia vireos                     Warbling vireo
red eyed vireo                           Yellow throated vireo (heard)
Green heron                              Scarlet tanager
Red headed woodpecker             yellow bellied flycatcher

Woodside Green Gahanna  afternoon birding
Yellow throated warbler             Black throated blue warbler
American redstarts                    Blackburnian warblers
Chestnut sided warblers             Bay breasted warblers
Magnolia warblers                      Black throated green warblers

yellow bellied flycatcher

Bob and Elaine McNulty

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Subject: Northern Wheatear still present
From: jen brumfield <elfin_skimmer AT HOTMAIL.COM>
Date: Mon, 15 Sep 2014 09:25:18 -0400
Ray Hannikman reports the Northern Wheatear still present today, Monday 
morning, along the beach towards the lighthouse/breakwall. For those not 
familiar with Headlands Dunes State Nature Preserve, the name of the preserve 
says it all....respect (!) the rare dunes habitat. The location is one of 
Ohio's top birding locales and rare plant/habitat communities. 



JB
CLE, OH

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Subject: Tomorrow's plans, and Big Island today
From: Steve Jones <sjlarue1 AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Sun, 14 Sep 2014 21:52:38 -0400
Greetings!

Tomorrow I head to the lake to see if I can get some Lifers...It will
probably end up being a day off and not much else...but we shall see.  If
anyone gets over to Loraine early, could you please let me know if the
Wimbrel and Phalarope are still there...I should be there around 9 or
so...Might try for the Wheatear but that will not be a lifer to me, so it
will be secondary.

As far as Big Island goes, other than the Avocets mentioned earlier at the
first pond of Unit B.  There was plenty to see and try to ID today. :-)

In the first pond of Unit B, Stilt Sandpipers, Lesser and Greater
Yellowlegs, were all around the pond...but mostly the back left(Northwest)
corner.
Lots of Killdeer, and  a few Semipalmated Plovers.
 Least and Semipalmated Sandpiper made up most of the peeps with a couple
of White-rumped Sandpipers mixed in.  The Middle Pond held a few Teal,
Mallards, Coots, Common Gallinule, and Pied-billed Grebes...and hunters.

Nine Black-crowned Night Herons were back along the rear of the pond in
that little Island of trees that is near the very back of the pond.  These
have actually been there almost all month it seems in those same trees.
Also had the usual 2K GBHs (just kidding...more like 20)  and two Belted
Kingfishers.

Arial acrobatics were performed by over  50 Chimney Swifts and about the
same amount of Barn and Tree swallows...it was a bad day to be a bug. :-D

---

There were a few shorebirds in the "sky pond" along SR 95 close to Herr
Rd...one looked like a Western Sandpiper...but I never got a good look at
his bill...It had really good facial markings, and from what I could see on
its sides and wings, it looked like a Fall Juvenile.   Also had some
White-rumped and Semis.  Lesser Yellowlegs finished out the shorebirds at
the skypond.

The Herr Rd/Marion County Pond held basically Cormorants, and that is about
it.

An Eagle, Northern Harrier, and Red-tailed Hawk were among the raptors, and
Kestrels made up the falcons.

That is about it.

Have a great week, and God bless!

Steve J.

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Subject: lorain impdmt
From: Dave English <davee8375 AT WINDSTREAM.NET>
Date: Sun, 14 Sep 2014 16:21:30 -0500
Sun. 10 to 11 am whimbrel and red necked phalarope yes, both from the north 
side, whimbrel on the dike, phalarope inside pool. 

Dave English, Chagrin Falls

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Subject: Re: Wheatear update?
From: Leslie Sours <lmsours AT AMERITECH.NET>
Date: Sat, 13 Sep 2014 21:44:05 -0400
Yes, I just saw it and watched until the sun was down. 
Leslie 

Sent from my iPhone

> On Sep 13, 2014, at 9:39 PM, Nancy Howell  wrote:
> 
> Birders,
> 
> Any update on the Wheatear at Mentor Headlands? Was it seen the evening of 
Sept. 13 by anyone? Appreciate any info. 

> 
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Subject: Blendon Woods Metro Park Columbus and Woodside Green
From: Bob and Elaine McNulty <bob.mcn AT SBCGLOBAL.NET>
Date: Sun, 14 Sep 2014 16:47:11 -0400
Blendon Woods: Goldenrod trail and lake trail both good today
Magnolia warblers                          American redstarts
Blackburnian warblers                    Common yellowthroats
Black throated green warblers        Chestnut sided warblers
Bay breasted warblers                   Blackpoll warblers
Tennessee warblers                       Wilson warbler
Black and white warbler                 Ovenbird

Scarlet tanager                             Philadelphia vireo (3 locations)
yellow throated vireo (heard)         red eyed vireo

Woodside Green Park Gahanna ... afternoon birding
Northern parula                           Tennessee warblers
Chestnut sided warblers                black throated green warblers
black and white warbler                magnolia warblers
American redstarts                       Bay breasted warblers
Wilson's warbler                           Blackpoll warblers
Blackburnian warblers

Rose breasted grosbeak               cedar waxwing
Swainson's thrush                        red eyed vireo

Bob and Elaine McNulty

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Subject: Toledo white pelicans flew
From: Jeff Grabmeier <jgrabmeier AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Sun, 14 Sep 2014 16:35:55 -0400
No sooner had I posted about the American white pelicans in Toledo, than my
uncle called that they all flew, headed north along the bay.

Jeff Grabmeier
Columbus

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Subject: American White Pelicans, Toledo
From: Jeff Grabmeier <jgrabmeier AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Sun, 14 Sep 2014 16:27:35 -0400
My non-birding uncle called me to say he can see four American White
Pelicans on the Maumee Bay, visible from the east end of 116th St. in north
Toledo, where it dead ends at the bay.  As I said, he is not a birder, but
I trust him to know a pelican when he sees one!

Jeff Grabmeier
Columbus

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Subject: Big Island Wilderness Area American Avocets still here.
From: Steve Jones <sjlarue1 AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Sun, 14 Sep 2014 15:24:10 -0400
. I came up to Big Island today  to see what was here, amongst the other
shore birds, are the three American Avocets that have been here all month
it looks like some other things have blown in , so I guess I'm gonna have
to trod around the pond. :-D
More later.

Steve J.

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Subject: A Week Gone By / Sunday Morning Thoughts
From: robert lane <ohiomagpie AT HOTMAIL.COM>
Date: Sun, 14 Sep 2014 10:39:11 -0400
Last Sunday, a posting that I thought I was providing purely for entertainment, 
hit a nerve with several people. Unfortunately it created some negativity. 
Fortunately, over thirty prominent old school birders, and some new up and 
coming birders, sent me personal messages reinforcing the fact that there are 
plenty of birders out there, that do sincerely care about what goes on in the 
field. There were reports from the Northern Wheatear site yesterday, that once 
again, bad behavior was taking place, causing some verbal confrontations 
between visitors. There should always be room for people with different 
interests, different points of view, with respect for each other and for 
different opinions. Whether you are a birder, a photographer, or just an 
individual, there is no excuse for what should be obvious bad behavior. Do you 
act differently when you are alone birding or photographing? Do you play a bird 
recording continually for a half hour, or stalk a bird until you chase it away? 
You have to live with yourself! If you do not realize that what you are doing 
is probably not acceptable, what can I say. When you are around others, do you 
realize when your actions are annoying to them? If so, you have crossed the 
line of acceptable behavior. Perhaps the consequence should be to be shunned by 
the overall birding community. Some additional thoughts provided by others; 
"Birding Friends Are As Important As The Birds, Or More So"; "Don't Take The 
Distractions To Seriously, Life Is To Short For That"; and "My Attitude Is A 
Result Of Your Actions! So If You Don't Like My Attitude, Blame Yourself!". 


Bob Lane                                          
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Subject: Laughing gull @ Pleasant Hill Lake beach
From: John Herman <richlandvthrush82 AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Sun, 14 Sep 2014 09:41:49 -0400
one juvenile Laughing Gull at Pleasant Hill Lake (Richland Co.) beach  AT 
7:40 a.m. today.

Not a Wheatear, but a decent bird for Richland Co. We don't have lake erie,
but we also don't have as much crime.
gull seen with a 82mm Nikon Fieldscope w/ 30x w. a. eyepiece from ~ 100
meters
looked very similar to the Clear Fork Reservoir gull of yesterday
If you see the Pleasant Hill Lake Park security, tell them I said Hi. They
came around me today, checking to see if I was shooting gulls or some other
devious act. I told security, it's a spotting 'scope, don't get many
bullets out of it. I've got that answer memorized since I've told it to
more than one ODOW "Einstein". I guess its their job to be paranoid.
Today, with the nice weather, probably isn't best for looking for this
Laughing gull, with all the campers, dog walkers, etc. That's why I was
there before sunrise. Week days early and in the late afternoon are much
better for looking thru the gulls at the beach for a local rarity.
Cheers,
John Herman

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Subject: Wheatear yes Sunday
From: jen brumfield <elfin_skimmer AT HOTMAIL.COM>
Date: Sun, 14 Sep 2014 08:04:29 -0400
Ray Hannikman reports wheatear still present same area Headlands


JB
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Subject: Franklin's Gull juvenile plumage
From: John Herman <richlandvthrush82 AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Sat, 13 Sep 2014 22:16:56 -0400
The gull that was reported at Clear Fork Reservoir yesterday as a juvenile
Laughing Gull is now being considered a possible juvenile Franklin's gull.
Have Franklin's gulls in juvenile plumage ever been seen in Ohio? For the
less informed, juvenile plumage is not 1st-winter plumage....apples &
oranges. Do Franklin's gulls molt to 1st-winter plumage before migrating
south to Ohio, etc?
Inconclusive photo.s of this gull were taken but don't show enough detail.
When this gull was seen sitting next to a Ring-billed gull, the "Laughing
gull" was considerably smaller. How much size variation is there in
Juvenile Franklin's and Laughings? Is there an overlap in size?
The birders studying the gull this evening thought the bill looked more
Franklin's than Laughing. Is the bill fully formed in a juvenile gull?
Gull not studied well in flight this evening by the birders present.
Thanks for info.
I think I'll crack open John Dunn's "Gulls of the Americas" and see if I
can get more confused.
Cheers,
John Herman

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Subject: Wheatear tips thanks
From: Nancy Howell <nhowell AT CMNH.ORG>
Date: Sat, 13 Sep 2014 22:26:36 -0400
Birders,

Thanks to all who sent updates about the Wheatear today (9/13). Plan on going 
out 9/14 ... hope I don't get skunked. I am usually not a chaser, but this one 
is worth it. Saw beautiful pictures posted. 


--
Nancy J. Howell
Science Instructor/Docent Coordinator
The Cleveland Museum of Natural History
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Subject: Re: Wheatear update?
From: Tom Fishburn <justachild AT HOTMAIL.COM>
Date: Sat, 13 Sep 2014 21:44:31 -0400
Yes, Nancy.  The bird was still there when I left about 6:00 pm.

Tom Fishburn
Berea, OHhttp://fowlman1954.smugmug.com/Nature
 
"But God chose what is foolish...what is weak...what is low and despised...so 
that no human being might boast in the presence of God."(1 Corinthians 1:27-29 
ESV) 

 
> Date: Sat, 13 Sep 2014 21:39:44 -0400
> From: nhowell AT CMNH.ORG
> Subject: [Ohio-birds] Wheatear update?
> To: OHIO-BIRDS AT LISTSERV.MIAMIOH.EDU
> 
> Birders,
> 
> Any update on the Wheatear at Mentor Headlands? Was it seen the evening of 
Sept. 13 by anyone? Appreciate any info. 

> 
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Subject: Re: Wheatear update?
From: jen brumfield <elfin_skimmer AT HOTMAIL.COM>
Date: Sat, 13 Sep 2014 21:43:20 -0400
Was observed throughout the day as late as 6:45 pm 


JB
CLE, OH

On Sep 13, 2014, at 9:40 PM, "Nancy Howell"  wrote:

> Birders,
> 
> Any update on the Wheatear at Mentor Headlands? Was it seen the evening of 
Sept. 13 by anyone? Appreciate any info. 

> 
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Subject: Wheatear update?
From: Nancy Howell <nhowell AT CMNH.ORG>
Date: Sat, 13 Sep 2014 21:39:44 -0400
Birders,

Any update on the Wheatear at Mentor Headlands? Was it seen the evening of 
Sept. 13 by anyone? Appreciate any info. 


--
Nancy J. Howell
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Cleveland, OH 44106
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Subject: Lorain Impoundment-Whimbrel/Red-necked Phalarope 3PM
From: Sally Isacco <disacco AT ROADRUNNER.COM>
Date: Sat, 13 Sep 2014 21:15:54 -0400
Whimbrel, Red-necked Phalarope, Black Tern still present as of 4:30PM.
Sally Isacco, Chardon

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Subject: cleveland nature preserve
From: Mark Anderson <andersonclem AT ATT.NET>
Date: Sat, 13 Sep 2014 20:04:11 -0400
I got a late start at Wildwood and Villa Angela Parks on Lake Erie on 
Cleveland's eastside. Despite the wind I found a few warblers by the Euclid 
creek: Wilson's, Nashville, Yellowthroat, and Mourning. Then I saw a 
Great-crested Flycatcher by the entrance. In Villa Angela were Redstarts, 
Magnolias, Black-throated Blue as well as numerous Phoebes and Swainson's 
thrush as well as an all gray Empidonax. I thought the Cleveland Nature 
Preserve( formerly Dike 14) might be better sheltered from the wind so I gave 
it a try. At the revolving gate I spotted a Palm warbler and inside found all 
the same species as in Wildwood and Villa Angela except for the Mourning. As I 
was walking back, however, along the east-west path that borders the fence, the 
area was alive with warblers including all the above and numerous 
Black-throated green as well as Tennessee, Chestnut-sided, Pine, Bay-breasted, 
and Black-and-white. I saw another Great-crested as well as a Least Flycatcher 
and more Phoebes, Peewees and one Ruby-crowned kinglet. Only at Magee Marsh 
have I seen that density of warblers. There were a lot I couldn't get a good 
look at. 


Mark Anderson
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Subject: 9/13 - Lorain lakefront recap - Long-tailed Jaeger, Sabine's Gull, Little Gull, phalaropes
From: Leidy Gabe <0000004aac9161dc-dmarc-request AT LISTSERV.MIAMIOH.EDU>
Date: Sat, 13 Sep 2014 13:22:59 -0700
Today was the stuff the September lakewatching dreams are made of along the 
south shores of Lake Erie. The weather forecast featured storms both on and 
offshore and sustained NW winds at 25+ throughout the morning. I awoke to find 
it raining hard at home, so I took the luxury of watching the lake from our 
covered balcony in Sheffield Lake until 9:00 AM. There were hundreds of 
Bonaparte's Gulls gathering far offshore, and in their midst - 12 BLACK TERNS. 



Black Tern is a species of historical abundance in our region, when it bred in 
the state, but in recent decades usually appears in small flocks at inland 
reservoirs and marshes during migration. For this reason, the concentration of 
birds offshore at Lorain over the past week - peaking at 150 for Jen Brumfield 
and I last Sunday, has surprised me greatly. 



Also passing home was a 2nd-yr/adult LITTLE GULL, flying head-first into the 
wind, so I was able to keep this spiffy gull with coal black underwings in the 
scope for several minutes as it passed to the west. When the rain cleared, I 
headed straight to Lakeview Park in Lorain, but most of the gulls had already 
dispersed for the day. Late afternoon is best here, when the birds come in to 
roost. 



Upon arrival at the impoundment, there was exactly one shorebird present on the 
mud islands - a beautfully scalloped juvenile WILSON'S PHALAROPE. I watched the 
bird for several minutes before it lifted off toward to east, a theme which 
carried over to the rest of the day. Today was a movement day, and these birds 
were not dawdling for long. I began lakewatch vigil along the north side of the 
impoundment, accompanied by the friendly, local WHIMBREL. Mentioned many times 
in previous list-serve postings, this bird is uncharacteristically bold, and 
has been hanging out right on the path at the impoundment all week. 


At 11:30, I spotted a small jaeger coming in from the east, just above the 
waves, and no more than 100 yards offshore. My heart began to race, but 
deep-down I prepared for the inevitable failure I've met in my quest for 
September Long-tailed Jaeger many times before. However, this bird immediately 
felt, looked, and acted differently than those many young Parasitics I've 
viewed both on and offshore over the years. Could it be?? And it was! A 
intermediate juvenile LONG-TAILED JAEGER! This bird passed so close, that 
within the scope, I could clearly count only two white primary shafts on both 
wings. The projection of the body and tail beyond the wings were immense, far 
exceeding the width of the wing base, culminating in long blunt-tipped 
retrices. The body was beautifully sleek and slender, lacking the "chesty" 
front-heavy look of the larger jaegers. The underwings and under tail were 
dark, not rich brown, and barred with white. I found the bird 

 to be intermediate because it had a brownish wash to the head and brownish 
breast band. And then there was the way it acted: ist flight was not as 
purposeful as other jaegers, with shallower wingbeats, and more bouyancy, 
almost reminiscent of the Black Terns I've enjoyed watching over the past week. 
Just the way I'd always wanted to see a Long-tailed Jaeger - a nemesis no more! 


I abandoned the lakewatch, elated, shortly thereafter, and opted to check the 
mudflats once more before leaving. I was immediately delighted to see a 
RED-NECKED PHALAROPE was now present on the close flat. I swung my binocs to 
the far one - an American Golden-Plover had dropped in, annnnnnd, whaaaaat? 
Right in the middle of the mudflat sat a dainty, brown-backed juvenile SABINE'S 
GULL!!! I opted to stay back a ways and make a couple phone calls, hoping to 
get others on the bird. And boom, over passed a Bald Eagle, up went the bird 
and it didn't hesitate heading back to the lake and off to the east. Morale of 
that story - photos first, and Facebook second! I stayed around about an hour 
longer, which paid off when a Black Tern came in to rest and feed, and the 
phalarope was still present when I left. 

That was a lot of words, but the adrenaline is still pumping a bit. Days like 
these make the fruitless hours staring at an empty lake worthwhile. And no bird 
has ever made me work harder than Long-tailed Jaeger. Cheers, little 
buddy...thanks for letting me in :-) 


Gabe Leidy
Sheffield Lake

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Subject: Reddish Egret Delaware County Yes
From: Steve Jones <sjlarue1 AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Sat, 13 Sep 2014 15:01:36 -0400
Sounds like someone needs to create a hotspot....maybe someone in Delaware
can get some info and create one so that it will be ready for in the
future, and not some crazy name like Reddish Egret Pond....



On Saturday, September 13, 2014, robert batterson <
000000162c6d9edb-dmarc-request AT listserv.miamioh.edu

> 

wrote:

> Great to hear it is still there. As far as the future of that site I found
> that it looks like it will become Ottawa creek preserve under control of
> Delaware County preservation parks in 2016. See attached map :
> 
http://www.preservationparks.com/wp-content/uploads/PDFs/misc/county%20map%202013.pdf#zoom=90 

>
> Good birding
> Rob Batterson
>
>
> On Saturday, September 13, 2014 2:09 PM, liz.jaggers <
> liz.jaggers AT GMAIL.COM> wrote:
>
>
>
> Between about 10:15 and noon, the bird was feeding in the ponds at the
> corner of Taway and Mooney Road.
>
> While parked in a small asphalt parking area off of Mooney,  look for very
> large boulders between the lot and the ponds, we spoke to a City of
> Columbus Watershed Ranger and asked about the plans for environmental
> education at the reservoir and he told us this site is the location where
> they plan to have programs.  According to him, the site will be put out for
> bid in the near future and will have a shelter and bathrooms. He did not
> tell us to move our carn so I presume it is okay to park here.
>
> Good birding and wishing this little beauty a safe flight home.
>
> Liz Jaggers
> Luke Schrader
> Worthington
>
>
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Subject: Union County Egret Location
From: Blake Mathys <blakemathys AT HOTMAIL.COM>
Date: Sat, 13 Sep 2014 14:51:19 -0400
I stopped by the Union County Reddish Egret location today, and as I started 
walking the gentleman who lives directly across the road flagged me down. He 
asked what everyone is coming there for...I was a little surprised no one had 
told him in the last couple of weeks. I explained the situation to him and we 
talked about the reservoir a bit. He said he was down in it when they were 
building it (and that their house has been covered in dust for three years due 
to the construction), and he visited this spring, after it was filled. He said 
he wished that it would be open to the public, and I agreed. 


I didn't see the Reddish Egret (apparently it was over on the Delaware side), 
but I did see a couple of Sanderling, the first on eBird for Union County since 
2005. 


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Subject: Englewood MetroPark East sightings for Sept. 13
From: Judith Espedal <jespedal AT SBCGLOBAL.NET>
Date: Sat, 13 Sep 2014 11:24:59 -0700
When we arrived at 8:30 AM Ed and Bev Neubauer were already by the now mostly 
dry lake and had already seen a lot of interesting birds. so I will list only 
the highlights of the birds we saw there as they will probably post a longer 
list. In spite of the lake having drained away there were still flocks of great 
egrets and great-blue herons "fishing" in the few shalloow puddles that 
remained. A mature bald eagle flew into a tree across the lake. And there were 
lots of American avocets. 


After the Neubauers left we walked around to the other end of the lake. Along 
the way I saw one of the red-shouldered hawks that nested in that park this 
year. a question I have is as red-shouldered hawks extend their range further 
north is there a danger they might push out the red-tailed hawks? 


At the far end of the lake in some dense tree and brush foliage warblers 
mingled with Carolina chickadees. I only saw a couple well enough to begin to 
identify them. One was a male common yellowthroat. The second I at first 
identified as a Canada warbler. The contrast between a dark upperside and a 
bright yellow underside, with a bright complete white eye ring led me to this 
conclusion. But after checking my field guides to verify I will admit it could 
have been a Nashville instead. I did not see the striped necklace of a Canada, 
though on a juvenile it is pale and hard t see. Also I have to consider that 
the bird was in a tree - in shade with any light on it filtered through leaves 
- which could make the contrast between the upper body and yellow breast seem 
stronger. My husband saw a black-and-white warbler. 



Other birds seen: Carolina chickadee, ring-billed gulls, red-bellied 
woodpeckers, killdeer, a couple of Phoebes, a hummingbird feeding on jewelweed, 
robins, cardinals, and a downy woodpecker. 


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Subject: Sabine's Gull persists
From: Ernie Cornelius <ecornelius1 AT NEO.RR.COM>
Date: Sat, 13 Sep 2014 14:16:24 -0400
The Sabine' gull was still present at Wilderness Rd., Wayne Co. When we left at 
1:30 this afternoon 9/13/2014. 

Also present was the Wilson's phalarope and about 20 American Golden plovers.

Micki Hendrick & Ernie Cornelius

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Subject: Re: Reddish Egret Delaware County Yes
From: robert batterson <000000162c6d9edb-dmarc-request AT LISTSERV.MIAMIOH.EDU>
Date: Sat, 13 Sep 2014 11:16:24 -0700
Great to hear it is still there. As far as the future of that site I found that 
it looks like it will become Ottawa creek preserve under control of Delaware 
County preservation parks in 2016. See attached map : 
http://www.preservationparks.com/wp-content/uploads/PDFs/misc/county%20map%202013.pdf#zoom=90 


Good birding
Rob Batterson


On Saturday, September 13, 2014 2:09 PM, liz.jaggers  
wrote: 

 


Between about 10:15 and noon, the bird was feeding in the ponds at the corner 
of Taway and Mooney Road. 


While parked in a small asphalt parking area off of Mooney, look for very large 
boulders between the lot and the ponds, we spoke to a City of Columbus 
Watershed Ranger and asked about the plans for environmental education at the 
reservoir and he told us this site is the location where they plan to have 
programs. According to him, the site will be put out for bid in the near future 
and will have a shelter and bathrooms. He did not tell us to move our carn so I 
presume it is okay to park here. 

 
Good birding and wishing this little beauty a safe flight home.

Liz Jaggers
Luke Schrader
Worthington


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Subject: Reddish Egret Delaware County Yes
From: "liz.jaggers" <liz.jaggers AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Sat, 13 Sep 2014 14:07:59 -0400
Between about 10:15 and noon, the bird was feeding in the ponds at the corner 
of Taway and Mooney Road. 


While parked in a small asphalt parking area off of Mooney,  look for very 
large boulders between the lot and the ponds, we spoke to a City of Columbus 
Watershed Ranger and asked about the plans for environmental education at the 
reservoir and he told us this site is the location where they plan to have 
programs.  According to him, the site will be put out for bid in the near 
future and will have a shelter and bathrooms. He did not tell us to move our 
carn so I presume it is okay to park here.  

 
Good birding and wishing this little beauty a safe flight home.

Liz Jaggers
Luke Schrader
Worthington


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Subject: Sunset Park, 9/13
From: Cole DiFabio <colefor3 AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Sat, 13 Sep 2014 14:02:54 -0400
A report from Tom Frankel from Sunset Park in Lake County this morning 9/13:
Black Tern
Parasitic Jaeger


--
Cole DiFabio

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Subject: Mansfield Lahm American golden-plovers
From: John Herman <hermanjohnpt AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Sat, 13 Sep 2014 13:08:05 -0400
3 American golden-plovers at Mansfield Lahm airport just to the east of the
control tower
American golden-plovers are fairly rare migrants of Richland County. Helps
to have habitat.

At Richland County we get our birds the old-fashioned way, we find them
ourselves.
Computer "babysitters" need not apply.
J. Herman

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Subject: Englewood East Metropark
From: Edward Neubauer <00000008a49aa226-dmarc-request AT LISTSERV.MIAMIOH.EDU>
Date: Sat, 13 Sep 2014 12:18:24 -0400
Saturday, Sept. 13 - 8 to 10 a.m.

Species seen:

Pectoral sps
Solitary sps
American avocets - 2
Semipalmated sps
Least sps
Lesser yellowlegs
Greater yellowlegs
Great egrets
Great blue herons
Green-backed herons
Belted kingfishers
Bald eagles - 2 ad, 1 imm
DC cormorants
Wood ducks
Mallards
Canada geese
Ruby-throated hummingbird

North Park:

Ospreys - 2
DC cormorants - 2
Green-backed heron
Bald eagle - imm
Wood ducks
Mallards

Good birding,
Ed and Bev Neubauer, Bruce and Judy Espedal

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Subject: Sabine's Gull
From: Ken Ostermiller <ken.ostermiller AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Sat, 13 Sep 2014 10:51:45 -0400
The Sabine's Gull is present at Wilderness Road in Wayne County, Sat morning at 
10:50 am 


Ken Ostermiller
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Subject: Villa Angela Cleveland sparrow correction to 9/12 posting
From: Nancy Anderson <0000000bf2aec77c-dmarc-request AT LISTSERV.MIAMIOH.EDU>
Date: Sat, 13 Sep 2014 05:48:20 -0700
I just want to correct my post for 9/12. I saw one White-throated Sparrow not a 
White-crowned Sparrow. Sorry for the inconvenience. 


Nancy Anderson
Richmond Hts

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