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22 May Fish Crow CLNP [jen brumfield ]
21 May American White Pelicans at East Harbor State Park [Reggy Hadi ]
21 May Willet Still at Deer Creek as of 4:00 pm [Jay Lehman ]
21 May volunteer opportunity to further bird conservation [Laura Peskin ]
21 May Willet [Doreene Linzell ]
20 May Portage escarpment birding incl. Heights area [Laura Peskin ]
20 May Birding Software [Hayward Chappell ]
20 May New eBird shared bird reporting hotspots [Ken Ostermiller ]
19 May chimney swifts and midge hatch [Dan Best ]
19 May Re: bird forecast for Magee for May 21-24 [Kenn Kaufman ]
19 May Re: 2015 is weirdest warbler year in while. [Steve Jones ]
19 May Re: 2015 is weirdest warbler year in while. [Sameer Apte ]
19 May Magee Marsh East Beach [mary warren ]
19 May Remarkable Male Surf Scoter Day #4 [robert lane ]
19 May Babies Everywhere! [Dillon Nott ]
19 May Re: 2015 is weirdest warbler year in while. [Deb ]
19 May bird forecast for Magee for May 21-24 [Elaine & Marty Cohen ]
19 May Re: 2015 is weirdest warbler year in while. [Linda McConnell ]
19 May 2015 is weirdest warbler year in while. [Laura Peskin ]
18 May Glaucous Gull, Lake Erie Bluffs, 5/19 [John Pogacnik ]
18 May Surf Scoter Day #3 / Port Clinton [robert lane ]
18 May Pickerel Creek WA / Sandusky County [robert lane ]
18 May Blendon Woods Metro Park Columbus [Bob and Elaine McNulty ]
18 May Black-bellied Whistling Ducks - Worthington [Paul McSweeny ]
18 May Whimbrels Logan County [Bill Whan ]
18 May Lake Erie Bluffs- Clark Road Area 5/18 [John Pogacnik ]
18 May Lake Erie Bluffs, Lane Road 5/18 [John Pogacnik ]
18 May Connecticut Warbler in Greene County Ohio [Stefan Minnig ]
18 May RFI: Kirtland's Warbler at Highbanks [Kathi Hutton ]
18 May Columbus BLACK-BELLIED WHISTLING DUCKS [James Muller ]
18 May Re: Indigo Bunting question [Helena Uber-Wamble ]
18 May Re: Indigo Bunting question ["Rompre, Ghislain" ]
18 May No More East Beach On OHIO-BIRDS LISTSERV [robert lane ]
18 May Humility and Shorebirds (Not a sighting report) [Jon ]
18 May Re: Surf Scoter Continues Plus Thoughts [jen brumfield ]
17 May Brewer's Blackbird, Lake Erie Bluffs, 5/18 [John Pogacnik ]
18 May Re: Surf Scoter Continues Plus Thoughts [Terry Voss ]
17 May RFI lifers [Steve Jones ]
17 May Side Cut Park [Rachel Shamy ]
17 May Kirtland's Warbler [Doreene Linzell ]
17 May Surf Scoter Continues Plus Thoughts [robert lane ]
17 May Columbus kirtland [Eric Elvert ]
17 May Re: Oak openings blue winged warbler singing golden winged song [Matt Anderson ]
17 May Blendon Woods Metro Park Columbus [Bob and Elaine McNulty ]
17 May Oak openings blue winged warbler singing golden winged song [Rick ]
17 May Kitty Todd Nature Preserve - May 16 update [Jennifer Thieme ]
17 May Snowy Egret [anthony fry ]
17 May Black Tern - Killdeer [Doreene Linzell ]
17 May Kirtland's Warbler - Columbus [Doreene Linzell ]
17 May 3-Creeks,5-17: migrants [rob thorn ]
17 May Indigo Bunting question [Dillon Nott ]
17 May Great Egrets, Mentor [John Pogacnik ]
16 May White-winged Scoter, Findlay Reservoirs [Robert Sams ]
16 May Blendon Woods-15 Warblers ["Simpson, Bruce" ]
16 May Male Surf Scoter / Port Clinton [robert lane ]
16 May Cleveland lakefront highlights [jen brumfield ]
16 May Chagrin River Park -- Lake Co. [Richard ]
16 May Northwest Ohio Birding Recap [Jeff Harvey ]
16 May Cedar Bog ; Urbana Champagin Co [Dillon Nott ]
16 May Lake Erie Bluffs 5/16 [John Pogacnik ]
16 May WoodsideGreen-BlendonWoods,5-16: migrants [rob thorn ]
16 May New eBird shared bird reporting hotspots [Ken Ostermiller ]
16 May Re: Piping Plover Conneaut [Linda McConnell ]
16 May Piping Plover Conneaut [jen brumfield ]
15 May Scissor-tailed Flycatcher Short Visit Closure [robert lane ]
15 May ShaleHollowBioBlitz,5-15 [rob thorn ]
15 May Blendon Woods Metro Park Columbus [Bob and Elaine McNulty ]
15 May Sharon Woods Metro Park, Franklin Cty [Charles Bombaci ]
15 May Mid-May, "average" Appalachian Ohio (Muskingum Co.) migrant nesters [Robert Evans ]
15 May Other Big Island flyovers. [Steve Jones ]
15 May Veery in Columbus backyard [Susanna Heideman ]
15 May Black Terns at Big Island wildlife area [Steve Jones ]
15 May Lake Erie Bluffs- Lake County, 5/15 [John Pogacnik ]
15 May Brewster Warbler, Lake Erie Bluffs, 5/15 [John Pogacnik ]
15 May Fwd: [Ohio-birds] Black-necked Stilt [Chris Pierce ]
15 May Re: Cattle Egrets / Erie County [Jon Cefus ]

Subject: Fish Crow CLNP
From: jen brumfield <elfin_skimmer AT HOTMAIL.COM>
Date: Fri, 22 May 2015 11:03:57 -0400
Fish Crow calling and messing around near the entrance to Cleveland lakefront 
nature preserve 



JB
CLE, OH
www.jenbrumfield.com
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Subject: American White Pelicans at East Harbor State Park
From: Reggy Hadi <000001163286a6c4-dmarc-request AT LISTSERV.MIAMIOH.EDU>
Date: Thu, 21 May 2015 16:28:18 -0400
At 3:40 today, there were 10 American White Pelicans in East Harbor State 
Park's Middle Harbor. 



Sheryl Young

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Subject: Willet Still at Deer Creek as of 4:00 pm
From: Jay Lehman <lehman.jg64 AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Thu, 21 May 2015 16:07:31 -0400
Arrived at about 3:00 pm.  Met Alex Eberts at the beach photographing the
Willet--a very nice bird indeed!  A Bald Eagle put the bird up and it
looked like it was going to leave but it returned.  It flew once more
possibly due to an Osprey but returned again.  Also a Ruddy Turnstone,
Spotted Sandpipers and two Semipalmated Sandpipers.  Hope it stays for
those chasing.
Jay

Jay G Lehman Cincinnati, OH
Sent from DROID RAZR HD

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Subject: volunteer opportunity to further bird conservation
From: Laura Peskin <thenaturegurl AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Thu, 21 May 2015 15:31:55 -0400
Now that it's getting into the quieter summer birding season, I am hoping
some of you Shaker Lakes birders and area residents could support
conservation in a unique way.  2016 marks the 50th Anniversary of the
Nature Center of Shaker Lakes (NCSL), an Audubon-designated Important
Birding Area.  Celebrating 50 years of conservation in the Heights involves
archiving and digitizing NCSL history.  The Nature Center came to be out of
the grassroots anti-freeway movement of the 1960s.  Without  active area
citizens, the site of the Nature Center at Shaker Lakes, one of the last
area green spaces, would have been the Interchange of two unbuilt
 freeways: I-290 and the Lee Freeway.  If you would like to be part of the
exciting preservation and perpetuation of the Nature Center at Shaker Lakes
story, please volunteer to help archive and digitize our records.  No prior
archiving or related experience is required.


Please contact Jessica Brand, NCSL volunteer coordinator,  at  216.321.5935
x 237, or at brand AT shakerlakes.org.  An application and background check
are required.  Please reply to me at this email address, or contact Jessica
if you have any questions.


--Laura Peskin

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Subject: Willet
From: Doreene Linzell <dlinzell611 AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Thu, 21 May 2015 07:50:34 -0700
Jason Simonis just called with news of a Willet on the beach at Deer Creek
along with a Ruddy Turnstone.

Doreene Linzell

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Subject: Portage escarpment birding incl. Heights area
From: Laura Peskin <thenaturegurl AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Wed, 20 May 2015 13:49:04 -0400
People on the edge if the escarpment like around Euclid/ cwru who were
lucky enough to be in hi-rises w/ good views of tree tops had phenomenal
2015 warbler viewing.

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Subject: Birding Software
From: Hayward Chappell <hayward.chappell AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Wed, 20 May 2015 11:28:36 -0400
I have a Samsung Galaxy Tablet (Android)- I am considering either:

Sibley's Guide (I have the book)

or

iBirdPro (I also have Samsung phone, but it is older model and apparantly
can't run iBirdpro)

Is any one familiar with both who can make a recommendation?

Thank you-

Hayward Chappell

--
Hayward Chappell
766 Private Rd. 3952
Willow Wood, OH 45696

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Subject: New eBird shared bird reporting hotspots
From: Ken Ostermiller <ken.ostermiller AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Wed, 20 May 2015 08:04:12 -0400
Ohio birders have added several new shared bird reporting hotspots to
eBird.

http://ohioebirdhotspots.wikispaces.com/Birding+in+Ohio



Belmont County

Slope Creek Reservoir

http://ohioebirdhotspots.wikispaces.com/Slope+Creek+Reservoir



Cuyahoga County

Brecksville Reservation--Oak Grove, Plateau, My Mountain


http://ohioebirdhotspots.wikispaces.com/Brecksville+Reservation+Oak+Grove+Plateau+My+Mountain 


Cleveland Public Library Eastman Garden

http://ohioebirdhotspots.wikispaces.com/Cleveland+Public+Library+Eastman+Garden



Franklin County

Jefferson Community Park

http://ohioebirdhotspots.wikispaces.com/Jefferson+Community+Park



Greene County

Huffman Prairie State Natural Landmark

http://ohioebirdhotspots.wikispaces.com/Huffman+Prairie+State+Natural+Landmark



Mahoning County

Mill Creek Park--Lily Pond

http://ohioebirdhotspots.wikispaces.com/Mill+Creek+Park+Lily+Pond



Ottawa County

Lakeshore Drive Waterfront

http://ohioebirdhotspots.wikispaces.com/Lakeshore+Drive+Waterfront



Sandusky County

Pickerel Creek Wildlife Area--Pump House Wetland


http://ohioebirdhotspots.wikispaces.com/Pickerel+Creek+Wildlife+Area+Pump+House+Wetland 


Sandusky River  AT  West Hurdic Rd.

http://ohioebirdhotspots.wikispaces.com/Sandusky+River+West+Hurdic+Road

Wolf Creek Park--Sandusky Scenic River Access

http://ohioebirdhotspots.wikispaces.com/Wolf+Creek+Park+Sandusky+Scenic+River+Access 


Ken Ostermiller
eBird Hotspot reviewer for Ohio​

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Subject: chimney swifts and midge hatch
From: Dan Best <bestdan AT WINDSTREAM.NET>
Date: Tue, 19 May 2015 22:48:22 -0400
As I was approaching downtown Cleveland on I-90 today, at the interbelt curve 
near Burke Lakefront Airport, I noticed a large number of chimney swifts in the 
air at mid-afternoon. 


Later, as I sat visiting my Dad in Avon Lake, I could see to the north, out the 
family room picture window, numerous swifts in the sky. Just outside of the 
window, a number of midges (locally known as "muckleheads" or "muffleheads") 
were hovering. I would say that that explains the swift swarming. The midge 
hatch is on! 


Dan Best

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Subject: Re: bird forecast for Magee for May 21-24
From: Kenn Kaufman <kenn.kaufman AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Tue, 19 May 2015 22:34:47 -0400
Regarding predictions for the Magee Marsh area of NW Ohio, Ryan Jacob has
just posted a new prediction in the BSBO birding pages blog, at this link:
 
http://cranecreekbirding.blogspot.com/2015/05/migration-forecast-may-19-22.html 


 


This latest prediction only goes up through Friday, the 22nd. During this
time, persistent northerly winds and cooler temperatures are likely to
reduce the number of migrants arriving in the region, and probably allow
for a buildup of migrants somewhere to the south of us. When the winds
shift to southerly again, with higher temperatures, we should see another
big arrival. Based on current weather forecasts, it looks like the next
really big day would be either Sunday May 24 or perhaps a better shot for
Monday May 25.

Kenn Kaufman
Oak Harbor, OH



On Tue, May 19, 2015 at 5:04 PM, Elaine & Marty Cohen 
wrote:

> any suggestions for a preferred date in the coming weekend to see warblers
> and others at Magee?  we went May 7-8 and couldn't get up there again from
> Akron until this time period.   thanks!
>
>

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Subject: Re: 2015 is weirdest warbler year in while.
From: Steve Jones <sjlarue1 AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Tue, 19 May 2015 21:25:37 -0400
:-D I had over 139 species for Lucas County this month, and 154 species for
this migration period.  I was at Magee and Metzger marshes for about 5-6
times, and Oak Openings twice.

My observations are as follows.

Everything from the first wave was delayed about one to two weeks due to
the weather systems in late April/early May.

The second wave was close to on time, but it was mixed with the first
wave.

The third wave (female warblers and Flycatchers) is here now.

What is down in my observation is the amount of mayflies...once it does
warm up, the amount will be unbearable on the lake I have a feeling.

The weather did have a major factor in numbers and people seeing what
birds, the week had better diversity and numbers, then a system would come
through blowing everything to Canada just in time for the Big Sit...which
we had an above average 98, but no where near the record 112...would have
had 100 if the Whip-por-will and Pelicans had behaved. :-D

Anyhew, that is my observations.

Happy birding and God bless,

Steve J
On May 19, 2015 8:46 PM, "Sameer Apte"  wrote:

> Deb,
> I am currently doing a daily migrant census of the Shaker Lakes area for my
> high school senior project and have noticed the same trend. While I have
> recorded over 110 species in the area in the month of May alone and every
> single "expected" warbler species but Blue-winged and Connecticut, I have
> experienced remarkably low numbers this year and not a single "fallout" day
> (my highest day count is 60 species). I know that Julie West and Gary
> Neuman, who run the banding station at Shaker Lakes, have said the same
> thing about the migration. There simply is not much species richness on a
> certain given day, and not a whole lot of migration flux through the region
> on top of the Portage Escarpment. There seems to be much more movement on
> the Lake Plains, the Grand River valley, and the Cuyahoga valley.
> Looking at Victor Fazio's numbers from his 1979 census (available on
> eBird), his fallout days of 90, 74, and 69 species occurred on stormy/rainy
> mornings with a strong south wind (following one exception 5/12/1979 in
> which wind shifted to the north after a long spell of S wind, knocking
> migrants down). Please correct me if I am wrong, but the best conditions
> for fallouts on the Portage Escarpment in spring occur with the following
> conditions.
> 1) a strong south wind (>10mph) to blow the birds over the escarpment and
> not down into the valleys
> 2) a storm quite late at night to knock the birds down pre-lake.
> From my observations so far, I have observed that while we have had several
> nights of consistent, significantly strong South winds, there has not been
> a storm or wind change to knock them down to sites like the Shaker Lakes or
> Dike 14 and they shoot straight over to Canada. On the days on which there
> is a wind change, the S wind has not been strong enough to sustain a
> movement over the escarpment and they fly down the Grand and Cuyahoga
> valleys to sites such as Lake Erie Bluffs or Wendy Park.
> Hopefully, such conditions will manifest someday this spring, and we will
> be treated to a fallout in the Heights.
> Good birding,
> Sameer Apte
>
> On 19 May 2015 at 17:23, Deb  wrote:
>
> > It's tough for those of us who have less flexibility in our schedules. I
> > have to block out birding time weeks in advance and it rarely lines up
> with
> > good weather and bird movement.
> >
> > I made two trips to Magee and Metzger~an even 100 miles door to door~and
> > thankfully both were good days. Dike 14 was marginal and now that it's
> > warmer, the ticks there are problematic. I live near Shaker Lakes and
> that
> > hasn't been great in recent years either. The best local birding I had
> was
> > at Lakeview Cemetery, and the day that there was a Swainson's thrush,
> > black-throated blue and Magnolia in my yard.
> >
> > It distresses me that other folks are seeing this decline as well. I hope
> > it's just that we're unlucky, rather than the more ominous possibilities.
> >
> > Deborah Smith
> > Cleveland Heights
> >
> >
> > > On May 19, 2015, at 12:15, Linda McConnell <
> > lindameyermcconnell AT GMAIL.COM> wrote:
> > >
> > > I'm glad it's not just me. I took last week off work to bird close to
> > home
> > > - all the places you mentioned. And saw hardly anything. Very
> > > disappointing. I thought it was me.
> > >
> > > On Tue, May 19, 2015 at 11:31 AM, Laura Peskin <
> thenaturegurl AT gmail.com>
> > > wrote:
> > >
> > >> Since I'm not an a.m. birder (& no not sleeping -- just busy + our bad
> > am
> > >> weather), only place have seen migrating, non-nesting warblers has
> been
> > >> magee.  Like cake there.  Nearly impossible at all the other standbys:
> > >> Wendy pk., dike 14, le bluffs, headlands.  Weather related I think.
> > Also
> > >> early foliage this year.  Heard migrating warblers at a # of places.
> > >>
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Subject: Re: 2015 is weirdest warbler year in while.
From: Sameer Apte <sameerapte1 AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Tue, 19 May 2015 20:46:34 -0400
Deb,
I am currently doing a daily migrant census of the Shaker Lakes area for my
high school senior project and have noticed the same trend. While I have
recorded over 110 species in the area in the month of May alone and every
single "expected" warbler species but Blue-winged and Connecticut, I have
experienced remarkably low numbers this year and not a single "fallout" day
(my highest day count is 60 species). I know that Julie West and Gary
Neuman, who run the banding station at Shaker Lakes, have said the same
thing about the migration. There simply is not much species richness on a
certain given day, and not a whole lot of migration flux through the region
on top of the Portage Escarpment. There seems to be much more movement on
the Lake Plains, the Grand River valley, and the Cuyahoga valley.
Looking at Victor Fazio's numbers from his 1979 census (available on
eBird), his fallout days of 90, 74, and 69 species occurred on stormy/rainy
mornings with a strong south wind (following one exception 5/12/1979 in
which wind shifted to the north after a long spell of S wind, knocking
migrants down). Please correct me if I am wrong, but the best conditions
for fallouts on the Portage Escarpment in spring occur with the following
conditions.
1) a strong south wind (>10mph) to blow the birds over the escarpment and
not down into the valleys
2) a storm quite late at night to knock the birds down pre-lake.
From my observations so far, I have observed that while we have had several
nights of consistent, significantly strong South winds, there has not been
a storm or wind change to knock them down to sites like the Shaker Lakes or
Dike 14 and they shoot straight over to Canada. On the days on which there
is a wind change, the S wind has not been strong enough to sustain a
movement over the escarpment and they fly down the Grand and Cuyahoga
valleys to sites such as Lake Erie Bluffs or Wendy Park.
Hopefully, such conditions will manifest someday this spring, and we will
be treated to a fallout in the Heights.
Good birding,
Sameer Apte

On 19 May 2015 at 17:23, Deb  wrote:

> It's tough for those of us who have less flexibility in our schedules. I
> have to block out birding time weeks in advance and it rarely lines up with
> good weather and bird movement.
>
> I made two trips to Magee and Metzger~an even 100 miles door to door~and
> thankfully both were good days. Dike 14 was marginal and now that it's
> warmer, the ticks there are problematic. I live near Shaker Lakes and that
> hasn't been great in recent years either. The best local birding I had was
> at Lakeview Cemetery, and the day that there was a Swainson's thrush,
> black-throated blue and Magnolia in my yard.
>
> It distresses me that other folks are seeing this decline as well. I hope
> it's just that we're unlucky, rather than the more ominous possibilities.
>
> Deborah Smith
> Cleveland Heights
>
>
> > On May 19, 2015, at 12:15, Linda McConnell <
> lindameyermcconnell AT GMAIL.COM> wrote:
> >
> > I'm glad it's not just me. I took last week off work to bird close to
> home
> > - all the places you mentioned. And saw hardly anything. Very
> > disappointing. I thought it was me.
> >
> > On Tue, May 19, 2015 at 11:31 AM, Laura Peskin 
> > wrote:
> >
> >> Since I'm not an a.m. birder (& no not sleeping -- just busy + our bad
> am
> >> weather), only place have seen migrating, non-nesting warblers has been
> >> magee.  Like cake there.  Nearly impossible at all the other standbys:
> >> Wendy pk., dike 14, le bluffs, headlands.  Weather related I think.
> Also
> >> early foliage this year.  Heard migrating warblers at a # of places.
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Subject: Magee Marsh East Beach
From: mary warren <windbird AT BEX.NET>
Date: Tue, 19 May 2015 20:29:32 -0400
Some of you have asked questions about the East Beach at Magee Marsh 
.....................here is the official clarification from Bob Ford from the 
Division of Wildlife. 

Hope this clears up any confusion and if you have further questions you can 
direct them to Bob. 


Mary Warren

Mary,

 The area the individual is speaking about is the narrow wooded area between 
the beach and the lakefront dike. As you know, the beach trail is actually the 
beach, which has always been open and will continue to be. The wooded area has 
always been off limits. This is not a change. When observed, folks are asked to 
vacate the wooded area and stay on the actual beach. This happens every year. 
Also the lake front dike was opened to foot traffic, which allows for 
additional viewing opportunities. Visitors need to understand that like any 
other property, there are areas where they cannot access. Ottawa Refuge had the 
same issues this year along the estuary trail. A perfect example is the 
boardwalk. Prior to the boardwalk, folks walked at ground level. This became an 
issue and the boardwalk now functions as a tool to keep traffic to a specific 
area preventing a “free for all”. Without areas of restricted access, 
habitat for the birds that everyone comes to see will be damaged, which is 
counter-productive. Management of the area must first focus on the habitat and 
needs of the species that utilize it. The recreation (wildlife viewing) aspect 
is a benefit of that management. 




Bob Ford

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Subject: Remarkable Male Surf Scoter Day #4
From: robert lane <ohiomagpie AT HOTMAIL.COM>
Date: Tue, 19 May 2015 19:52:18 -0400
At 6:50PM today, Tuesday, for at least the fourth day in a row, the male Surf 
Scoter was present in the company of a group of Lesser Scaup and a probable 
female Greater Scaup, at the same exact location, just offshore in Lake Erie on 
SR163, just west of downtown Port Clinton in Ottawa County. They are east of 
The Moose Club and opposite The Clinton Reef Club as was stated in previous 
posts. Of interest twelve miles to the west, today, at Turtle Creek Marina And 
Campground, there are still at least about a dozen Pine Siskins at campers 
feeders. 

 
Bob and Denise Lane / Mahoning County, Ohio 
            
            
                                          
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Subject: Babies Everywhere!
From: Dillon Nott <dnott621 AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Tue, 19 May 2015 14:24:58 -0700
Literally all over my and my neighbors yards, there are many starling,
grackle and Robin babies hopping around.
Also saw a odd Flycatcher,
Looked just like a Phoebe,
But as big as a Goldfinch
Thoughts?

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Subject: Re: 2015 is weirdest warbler year in while.
From: Deb <dsfromnj AT SBCGLOBAL.NET>
Date: Tue, 19 May 2015 17:23:35 -0400
It's tough for those of us who have less flexibility in our schedules. I have 
to block out birding time weeks in advance and it rarely lines up with good 
weather and bird movement. 


I made two trips to Magee and Metzger~an even 100 miles door to door~and 
thankfully both were good days. Dike 14 was marginal and now that it's warmer, 
the ticks there are problematic. I live near Shaker Lakes and that hasn't been 
great in recent years either. The best local birding I had was at Lakeview 
Cemetery, and the day that there was a Swainson's thrush, black-throated blue 
and Magnolia in my yard. 


It distresses me that other folks are seeing this decline as well. I hope it's 
just that we're unlucky, rather than the more ominous possibilities. 


Deborah Smith
Cleveland Heights


> On May 19, 2015, at 12:15, Linda McConnell  
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> 
> I'm glad it's not just me. I took last week off work to bird close to home
> - all the places you mentioned. And saw hardly anything. Very
> disappointing. I thought it was me.
> 
> On Tue, May 19, 2015 at 11:31 AM, Laura Peskin 
> wrote:
> 
>> Since I'm not an a.m. birder (& no not sleeping -- just busy + our bad am
>> weather), only place have seen migrating, non-nesting warblers has been
>> magee.  Like cake there.  Nearly impossible at all the other standbys:
>> Wendy pk., dike 14, le bluffs, headlands.  Weather related I think.  Also
>> early foliage this year.  Heard migrating warblers at a # of places.
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Subject: bird forecast for Magee for May 21-24
From: Elaine & Marty Cohen <buckeye4c AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Tue, 19 May 2015 17:04:15 -0400
any suggestions for a preferred date in the coming weekend to see warblers
and others at Magee?  we went May 7-8 and couldn't get up there again from
Akron until this time period.   thanks!

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Subject: Re: 2015 is weirdest warbler year in while.
From: Linda McConnell <lindameyermcconnell AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Tue, 19 May 2015 12:15:46 -0400
I'm glad it's not just me. I took last week off work to bird close to home
- all the places you mentioned. And saw hardly anything. Very
disappointing. I thought it was me.

On Tue, May 19, 2015 at 11:31 AM, Laura Peskin 
wrote:

> Since I'm not an a.m. birder (& no not sleeping -- just busy + our bad am
> weather), only place have seen migrating, non-nesting warblers has been
> magee.  Like cake there.  Nearly impossible at all the other standbys:
> Wendy pk., dike 14, le bluffs, headlands.  Weather related I think.  Also
> early foliage this year.  Heard migrating warblers at a # of places.
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Subject: 2015 is weirdest warbler year in while.
From: Laura Peskin <thenaturegurl AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Tue, 19 May 2015 11:31:27 -0400
Since I'm not an a.m. birder (& no not sleeping -- just busy + our bad am
weather), only place have seen migrating, non-nesting warblers has been
magee.  Like cake there.  Nearly impossible at all the other standbys:
Wendy pk., dike 14, le bluffs, headlands.  Weather related I think.  Also
early foliage this year.  Heard migrating warblers at a # of places.

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Subject: Glaucous Gull, Lake Erie Bluffs, 5/19
From: John Pogacnik <jpogacnik AT HOTMAIL.COM>
Date: Mon, 18 May 2015 19:27:48 -0400
A 2nd/3rd year Glaucous flew over at the Lake Erie Bluffs around 7:20, heading 
west. If you're in the Fairport Harbor area, keep your head up. Quite a few 
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Subject: Surf Scoter Day #3 / Port Clinton
From: robert lane <ohiomagpie AT HOTMAIL.COM>
Date: Mon, 18 May 2015 19:46:17 -0400
Today, Monday, is at least the third day the male Surf Scoter has been present 
in the company of a group of Lesser Scaup, just offshore in Lake Erie on SR163, 
just west of downtown Port Clinton in Ottawa County. They are east of The Moose 
Club and opposite The Clinton Reef Club as was stated in the previous posts. It 
was brought to my attention this afternoon that one of the females could 
possibly be a Greater Scaup. 

 
Bob and Denise Lane / Mahoning County, Ohio 
            
                                          
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Subject: Pickerel Creek WA / Sandusky County
From: robert lane <ohiomagpie AT HOTMAIL.COM>
Date: Mon, 18 May 2015 19:37:12 -0400
Pickerel Creek WA provided enough entertainment today, Monday, that we birded 
there from 2:45PM to 5:15PM. The weather was pleasant and breezy, with a few 
ticks for excitement. The area northeast of the pump-house and parking lot off 
of highway US6 was super productive. A wonderful variety of birds were present. 
Some of our highlights were a male Wilson's Phalarope(best seen from the back 
left corner looking east), a Snowy Egret in breeding plumage (bright red facial 
skin), 274+ Caspian Terns, two not one Peregrine Falcons, Black-bellied 
Plovers, Dunlins, Semipalmated Sandpipers and Plovers, Short-billed Dowitchers, 
a single Common Tern, and a male Orchard Oriole, just to name a few. A scope is 
necessary. 

 
Bob and Denise Lane along with birding friend Carol 
                                          
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Subject: Blendon Woods Metro Park Columbus
From: Bob and Elaine McNulty <bob.mcn AT SBCGLOBAL.NET>
Date: Mon, 18 May 2015 18:28:08 -0400
Mourning warbler (Nature center area)
Olive sided flycatcher
low numbers of warblers today

Bob and Elaine McNulty

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Subject: Black-bellied Whistling Ducks - Worthington
From: Paul McSweeny <pmcsweeny AT SBCGLOBAL.NET>
Date: Mon, 18 May 2015 17:47:31 -0400
There were two BBWDs still at the pond behind 1840 Snouffer Road in
Worthington as of 5:15PM.

Paul McSweeny


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Subject: Whimbrels Logan County
From: Bill Whan <billwhan AT COLUMBUS.RR.COM>
Date: Mon, 18 May 2015 16:10:13 -0400
This just in from Troy Shively: at least 16 whimbrels are huddled at
Indian Lake SP beach--not on the sand but on a structure to the left
when you park your bike. 16 is an estimate, and more could drop in.........
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Subject: Lake Erie Bluffs- Clark Road Area 5/18
From: John Pogacnik <jpogacnik AT HOTMAIL.COM>
Date: Mon, 18 May 2015 14:33:29 -0400
Lake Erie Bluffs- Clark Road, Lake, US-OH
May 18, 2015 6:45 AM - 7:15 AM
Protocol: Traveling
0.3 mile(s)
The area covered was south of Clark Road in the extreme northeast corner of the 
property. Hopes were to get a closer look at the Brewer's Blackbirds. 

31 species

Killdeer 2
Downy Woodpecker 1
Alder Flycatcher 1
Willow Flycatcher 2
Great Crested Flycatcher 1
Eastern Kingbird 2
Warbling Vireo 3
Red-eyed Vireo 1
Blue Jay 3
American Crow 2
Barn Swallow 3
American Robin 4
Gray Catbird 8
Brown Thrasher 1
European Starling 6
American Pipit 1 Feeding in plowed field
Common Yellowthroat 3
Yellow Warbler 9
Wilson's Warbler 1
Eastern Towhee 1
Chipping Sparrow 2
Field Sparrow 3
Song Sparrow 4
Northern Cardinal 3
Indigo Bunting 1
Red-winged Blackbird 5
Brewer's Blackbird 1 Three birds, a male and two females were observed feeding 
in a plowed field. The females were grayish with some slight green glossing to 
the back. They both had dark eyes. The male was iridescent with a greenish 
gloss to the back. Eyes on the male were pale. Similar in size and shape to 
rusty blackbird, except with a longer tail. The dark eyed females were 
diagnostic. I have seen numerous Brewer's blackbirds. 

Common Grackle 2
Brown-headed Cowbird 3
Orchard Oriole 1
American Goldfinch 4

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Subject: Lake Erie Bluffs, Lane Road 5/18
From: John Pogacnik <jpogacnik AT HOTMAIL.COM>
Date: Mon, 18 May 2015 14:30:34 -0400
Lake Erie Bluffs Metropark--Lane Rd., Lake, US-OH
May 18, 2015 7:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Protocol: Traveling
4.2 mile(s)
Comments: Covered the Bluffs Trail at Lane Road and checked areas to the west 
and south. There was a good flight of cedar waxwings with over 400 counted. 
They were all headed to the west. Most of the warblers were along the woods to 
the south and west of the Bluffs Trail. 

103 species

Canada Goose 2
Mallard 2
Red-breasted Merganser 6
Double-crested Cormorant 7
Great Blue Heron 1
Green Heron 4
Turkey Vulture 11
Sharp-shinned Hawk 1
Bald Eagle 4
Red-tailed Hawk 1
Wilson's Snipe 1
American Woodcock 4
Ring-billed Gull 93
Herring Gull 22
Caspian Tern 1
Common Tern 27
Mourning Dove 4
Black-billed Cuckoo 1
Great Horned Owl 2 Adult and juvenile
Chimney Swift 14
Ruby-throated Hummingbird 8
Belted Kingfisher 1
Red-headed Woodpecker 2
Red-bellied Woodpecker 7
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker 1 Breeds on site
Downy Woodpecker 5
Hairy Woodpecker 2
Northern Flicker 8
Pileated Woodpecker 1
American Kestrel 1
Eastern Wood-Pewee 2
Yellow-bellied Flycatcher 1
Acadian Flycatcher 1
Alder Flycatcher 4
Willow Flycatcher 17
Least Flycatcher 4
Great Crested Flycatcher 9
Eastern Kingbird 6
Warbling Vireo 11
Red-eyed Vireo 23
Blue Jay 86
American Crow 9
Northern Rough-winged Swallow 60
Purple Martin 3
Tree Swallow 21
Bank Swallow 440
Barn Swallow 7
Black-capped Chickadee 3
Tufted Titmouse 1
White-breasted Nuthatch 1
Brown Creeper 1 May be nesting
House Wren 5
Carolina Wren 1
Ruby-crowned Kinglet 2
Veery 9
Gray-cheeked Thrush 3
Swainson's Thrush 23
Wood Thrush 8
American Robin 31
Gray Catbird 74
Brown Thrasher 5
Northern Mockingbird 2
European Starling 46
Cedar Waxwing 416
Ovenbird 3
Northern Waterthrush 2
Blue-winged Warbler 1
Tennessee Warbler 3
Nashville Warbler 2
Mourning Warbler 4
Common Yellowthroat 27
American Redstart 31
Cape May Warbler 1
Cerulean Warbler 1
Northern Parula 1
Magnolia Warbler 16
Bay-breasted Warbler 3
Yellow Warbler 145
Chestnut-sided Warbler 7
Blackpoll Warbler 3
Black-throated Blue Warbler 2
Yellow-rumped Warbler 1
Canada Warbler 1
Wilson's Warbler 3
Yellow-breasted Chat 1
Eastern Towhee 4
Chipping Sparrow 3
Field Sparrow 2
Song Sparrow 36
Lincoln's Sparrow 3
Swamp Sparrow 8
White-crowned Sparrow 2
Scarlet Tanager 4
Northern Cardinal 35
Rose-breasted Grosbeak 12
Indigo Bunting 3
Red-winged Blackbird 66
Common Grackle 25
Brown-headed Cowbird 28
Orchard Oriole 8
Baltimore Oriole 13
Purple Finch 1
American Goldfinch 19

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Subject: Connecticut Warbler in Greene County Ohio
From: Stefan Minnig <stefanminnig AT HOTMAIL.COM>
Date: Mon, 18 May 2015 13:46:21 -0400
I first spotted this bird incidentally on Friday at Spring Lakes Park in Greene 
County, Ohio. I took photos; one is at: 
http://www.whatbird.com/forum/index.php?/topic/135632-connecticut-warbler-confirm/. 
I apologize that you need to have an account to see the actual bird, but you 
can read the commentary, confirming the species at the very least. 

Today I went back and played the call with no success, however, after 
backtracking the trail in the direction to the vehicle, I heard it calling for 
several minutesaround 12:45pmclose to the trail. I didn't get a visual, but I 
did get an auditory recording. 

To best explain its location, walk from the parking lot towards the ponds. 
About two-thirds though the first pond, a trail will lead off to the left, down 
along the creek. Follow that pathsorry, it gets a little muddyuntil the path 
makes a hard right. About 20 feet after making the right turn, there is a 
grassy meadow on the inside of the trail. This is where I spotted the bird 
initially. I heard the bird today on the outside of the trail, same location. 

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Subject: RFI: Kirtland's Warbler at Highbanks
From: Kathi Hutton <KRHuttonDVM AT FRONTIER.COM>
Date: Mon, 18 May 2015 11:56:08 -0400
Any updates on this bird on Monday May 18 appreciated. On my way south from 
Magee 


Kathi Hutton
in transit. 

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Subject: Columbus BLACK-BELLIED WHISTLING DUCKS
From: James Muller <jrmuller12+birding AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Mon, 18 May 2015 11:56:27 -0400
Franklin County: 2 BLACK-BELLIED WHISTLING DUCKS were reported earlier by Lael 
Weyenberg. I dropped by and confirmed the sighting, with pictures on Facebook 
and eBird. Ms. Weyenberg said that it's alright for birders to come by. The 
address is 1840 Snouffer Rd, Worthington, OH 43085. Park in the driveway and 
follow the flagstone path around the left side of the garage until you see the 
pond. The birds have been in the water and around the bank. Practice good 
birding ethics if you go see these birds! 


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Subject: Re: Indigo Bunting question
From: Helena Uber-Wamble <helena.uberwamble AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Mon, 18 May 2015 07:54:15 -0500
I had black oil and a millet mix. I always fill the feeders with the seed
and then scatter a scoop full on the ground. Two weeks ago I had 12 indigo
at the feeders mostly on the ground.  I live in Alabama but lived in Ohio
until a few years ago
On May 18, 2015 7:32 AM, "Rompre, Ghislain" 
wrote:

> Hi Dillon,
>
> Indigo Buntings like several kinds of seeds. Among the favorite, I would
> say Black Oil Sunflower, Sunflower Chips, Nijer seed, some red millet,
> maybe a little white millet.
>
> The question is to get the feeder at the right place, where you have the
> Indigo Buntings not too far. And of course, not too many competition; I
> think they are a little shy at the feeders, and will not come to it if
> there's House Sparrows, Cowbirds, Grackles, etc.
>
> I hope that helps
>
> Ghislain
>
> On Sun, May 17, 2015 at 8:38 AM, Dillon Nott  wrote:
>
> > How do you attract Indigo Buntings to your feeders? Cornell doesn't
> reall=
> y
> > answer the question, but I always like to get personal info from people.
> =
> We
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Subject: Re: Indigo Bunting question
From: "Rompre, Ghislain" <ghislain.rompre AT SCOTTS.COM>
Date: Mon, 18 May 2015 08:31:51 -0400
Hi Dillon,

Indigo Buntings like several kinds of seeds. Among the favorite, I would
say Black Oil Sunflower, Sunflower Chips, Nijer seed, some red millet,
maybe a little white millet.

The question is to get the feeder at the right place, where you have the
Indigo Buntings not too far. And of course, not too many competition; I
think they are a little shy at the feeders, and will not come to it if
there's House Sparrows, Cowbirds, Grackles, etc.

I hope that helps

Ghislain

On Sun, May 17, 2015 at 8:38 AM, Dillon Nott  wrote:

> How do you attract Indigo Buntings to your feeders? Cornell doesn't really
> answer the question, but I always like to get personal info from people. We
> have them all over are yard, at least 8 this morning.
> Type of Feeder?
> Seed?
> Water?
>
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Subject: No More East Beach On OHIO-BIRDS LISTSERV
From: robert lane <ohiomagpie AT HOTMAIL.COM>
Date: Mon, 18 May 2015 07:58:13 -0400
I ask everyone! No more posts to this listserv regarding The East Beach issue! 
I totally agree with what Jen has said. The previous post she referred to was 
totally off track. A completely different issue. The intent of my message about 
East Beach was more about making people aware of the situation, than to create 
a forum for venting one's thoughts. I apologize for opening this can of worms. 
It needs to be addressed with The Ohio Division Of Wildlife in a professional 
manner. Before ending this issue on OHIO-BIRDS, I do believe this well written 
excerpt, one of many to me personally, from a Michigan birder who usually 
attends The Magee event for three or four days, somewhat tells the impact of 
what an incident like this can do to attendance and what feelings can be when 
comparing with other birding venues. THE END. 

 
Bob Lane 
 

---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 

 
Hi Bob
 
I too am very disappointed with the closure of the east beach bushes... in
fact, I was heading to Magee today until I read about that, and decided to
go elsewhere instead. I think the ODOW is not necessarily the most birder
friendly DOW in the US.. 
For Spring Migration around here, in my opinion, the other side of the lake
offers a lot (Pelee area) and they handle birders in a much more friendly
way at Point Pelee, going way out of their way to provide posted seasonal
(season = bird migration) trails through habitat like Magee East Beach..
there's tons more room to bird in general.. and they have a great
information board and huge map showing the past 2-days sightings all at the
visitor centre by the main parking lot, near the tip. I'll be heading back
there in the next few days!

Great to see you both again, and looking forward to seeing you next year..
but not too sure how much time I will be spending around Magee during next
year's big week..
 
Best wishes and safe travels


                                          
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Subject: Humility and Shorebirds (Not a sighting report)
From: Jon <jcefus AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Mon, 18 May 2015 07:38:14 -0400
This is not a sighting, so if you don’t want to read a little narrative about 
learning to identify birds, then you can delete this message and move on with 
your busy life! ;) 


I formally began birding in February of 2013. Since that time, I have seen (or 
heard) a remarkable 280 species of birds in the state of Ohio. Much of that 
list happened while standing next to excellent birders and friends who have 
taken the time to point out a bird to me. Nothing illustrates the difference it 
makes to be standing next to an experienced birder more than sorting through 
shorebirds, at least that is the case in my mind. Gull IDs also feel similar in 
difficulty due to their wide range of plumage developments across multiple 
years, let alone breeding and basic plumage differences. 


I have high expectations for myself, at least in certain realms of my life. 
Birding is one area that I have thrown myself into with a sincere effort to 
develop skills that will help me to find and correctly identify the birds I see 
in the field when I am alone and do not have someone there to validate or 
challenge my ID. The truth is that my expectations are too high for where I am 
in my development. 


It’s good to set a high bar for yourself. It keeps you growing as long as you 
are able to stop and smell the roses from time to time, or perhaps a more 
appropriate metaphor for this endeavor would be to stop and admire the Northern 
Cardinal. But having high expectations can also set you up for establishing 
self-standards that are unrealistic and can begin to erode the enthusiasm that 
is experienced when everything is new. Whenever I find that I am feeling 
frustrated or even angry while birding I know that I am trying too hard and 
need to slow down. 


I experienced a few of those moments over the past weekend. I’ll spare 
everyone the details of how those frustrations played out on Friday in NW Ohio 
in the interest of keeping this a bit more brief, but suffice it to say that if 
you are going to Oak Openings for the first time, consider going with a group 
or an individual who knows the park….it is OVERWHELMING! 


Yesterday I was birding around Wayne County as I tried to jump past the lines 
of rain that were slowly moving east in NE Ohio. One of my stops was at Shreve 
Lake, which is drawn down and holding great habitat for shorebirds. I was 
looking through some peeps and Semi-palmated Plover when I saw a Dowitcher. As 
I studied the bird through my scope I was initially sure it must be a 
Short-billed Dowitcher due to time of year and a sighting the previous day. 
However, the longer I looked at the bird the more my mind wanted to turn it 
into a Long-billed Dowitcher. I was convincing myself that the rufous color was 
rich enough and was far up under the rump of the bird. I was sure that the 
scapulars were darker and that I was seeing barring along the flanks, rather 
than spotting. I was sure... 


I was sure wrong.

One of the running jokes with my birding buddies Kent Miller and Ben Morrison 
is that I am effectively in my “sophomore” year as a learning birder. I 
also often act a bit sophomoric, too, but I am not sure my puns even rise to 
that level. The fact is that had I not met these two guys, who I am now honored 
to call friends, I would still be a long way from even being a sophomore in my 
educational trajectory. I am not even certain that I qualify for being a 
sophomore, but that is that high bar emerging again. 


Separating out Dowitchers is Graduate School level birding. I need to remember 
that. Sparrows are hard. Gulls are hard. Birding is hard. Shorebirds are REALLY 
hard. 


If you are new to this like I am, then remember to take a daily dose of 
humility when birding. I bird with folks who have been doing this for all of 
their lives. I have some inkling for how they must feel when they see/hear me 
making a mistake when I see/hear someone who is totally new to this in a group 
with me. We live in an information age and that has created a big surge in 
sightings that are shared, chased, and listed by birders (like myself) who are 
otherwise unlikely to find or successfully ID these birds on their own. Part of 
me loves that so many opportunities exist for us as new birders, but part of me 
also wishes for a slower pace of learning in which studying each bird and 
learning the important structural features is the way that it is done. I do not 
do nostalgia and I cannot turn back the clock so that I learn these things as a 
much younger man (I am about to turn 48), so being mindful and humble will have 
to do. 


Happy birding to one and all...


Jon Cefus
Cuyahoga Falls  
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Subject: Re: Surf Scoter Continues Plus Thoughts
From: jen brumfield <elfin_skimmer AT HOTMAIL.COM>
Date: Mon, 18 May 2015 07:24:57 -0400
Greetings - this conversation is at a tipping point where it could --- if fed 
with emotion and tone- lead down a very very volcanic path, very quickly. 
Particularly as it was suggested to "ban" certain enthusiasts. Such things lead 
to very impassioned and dicey conversation-territory on listserves, 
particularly when involving an enormous number Ohio's very diverse birding 
community. 


 Both ODNR and the Biggest Week in American Birding festival organizers would 
be surely willing to receive input, comments, questions, concerns, suggestions 
and opinions-- perhaps best composed in emails or phone calls. 


Best of birding--- another great night of migration and arrival of gems to find 
today 


JB
CLE, OH


On May 18, 2015, at 7:11 AM, "Terry Voss" 
<000001c6144368f8-dmarc-request AT LISTSERV.MIAMIOH.EDU> wrote: 


> Can we petition ODNR regarding the East Beach area; and I wholeheartedly 
agree with points made on banning playbacks, laser pointers, and controlling 
the photographers with oversized telephotos and tripods. What about banning the 
photographers at all times EXCEPT give them the entire boardwalk (ban the 
birders) from noon to 2 pm on Tues. Thurs. and Sat??? 

> 
> 
> 
> 
> 
> 
> Sent from Windows Mail
> 
> 
> 
> 
> 
> From: robert lane
> Sent: ‎Sunday‎, ‎May‎ ‎17‎, ‎2015 ‎6‎:‎43‎ ‎PM
> To: OHIO-BIRDS AT LISTSERV.MIAMIOH.EDU
> 
> 
> 
> 
> 
> A short time ago at 5:30PM, Sunday, the brilliantly plumaged male Surf Scoter 
reported yesterday, was at basically the same location, still in the company of 
some Lesser Scaup. Just offshore in Lake Erie on SR163, just west of downtown 
Port Clinton in Ottawa County. It is east of The Moose Club and opposite The 
Clinton Reef Club. The thought part of my post was what the main topic of 
conversation was today at the boardwalk. After all these years!!! What 
reasoning did The Ohio Division Of Wildlife have for making The East Beach 
traditional Kirtland's Warbler sighting area off limits. Great timing! During 
"The Biggest Week In American Birding", and at the peak arrival time of the 
Kirtland's. For myself and many others, The East Beach Area has been our place 
to get away, when things got crazy at the boardwalk. This should pretty much 
end Kirtland's Warbler and Black-throated Gray Warbler sightings at Magee 
Marsh. Remember, the beach by The Estuary Trail is part of Ottawa National 
Wildlife Refuge 

> 
> Bob Lane / Mahoning County, Ohio 
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Subject: Brewer's Blackbird, Lake Erie Bluffs, 5/18
From: John Pogacnik <jpogacnik AT HOTMAIL.COM>
Date: Sun, 17 May 2015 19:18:45 -0400
There were three Brewer's blackbirds just east of Lake Erie Bluffs on Clark 
Road in Lake County. There was a male and two females. They were in a plowed 
field along Clark Road on the south side of the road about a quarter mile east 
of the Clark Road parking lot. 


Also of note is a singing cerulean warbler near the gas well near the end of 
Lane Road. Also a couple alder flycatchers. 


John Pogacnik


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Subject: Re: Surf Scoter Continues Plus Thoughts
From: Terry Voss <000001c6144368f8-dmarc-request AT LISTSERV.MIAMIOH.EDU>
Date: Mon, 18 May 2015 10:50:14 +0000
Can we petition ODNR regarding the East Beach area; and I wholeheartedly agree 
with points made on banning playbacks, laser pointers, and controlling the 
photographers with oversized telephotos and tripods. What about banning the 
photographers at all times EXCEPT give them the entire boardwalk (ban the 
birders) from noon to 2 pm on Tues. Thurs. and Sat??? 







Sent from Windows Mail





From: robert lane
Sent: ‎Sunday‎, ‎May‎ ‎17‎, ‎2015 ‎6‎:‎43‎ ‎PM
To: OHIO-BIRDS AT LISTSERV.MIAMIOH.EDU





A short time ago at 5:30PM, Sunday, the brilliantly plumaged male Surf Scoter 
reported yesterday, was at basically the same location, still in the company of 
some Lesser Scaup. Just offshore in Lake Erie on SR163, just west of downtown 
Port Clinton in Ottawa County. It is east of The Moose Club and opposite The 
Clinton Reef Club. The thought part of my post was what the main topic of 
conversation was today at the boardwalk. After all these years!!! What 
reasoning did The Ohio Division Of Wildlife have for making The East Beach 
traditional Kirtland's Warbler sighting area off limits. Great timing! During 
"The Biggest Week In American Birding", and at the peak arrival time of the 
Kirtland's. For myself and many others, The East Beach Area has been our place 
to get away, when things got crazy at the boardwalk. This should pretty much 
end Kirtland's Warbler and Black-throated Gray Warbler sightings at Magee 
Marsh. Remember, the beach by The Estuary Trail is part of Ottawa National 
Wildlife Refuge 

 
Bob Lane / Mahoning County, Ohio 
            
                                          
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Subject: RFI lifers
From: Steve Jones <sjlarue1 AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Sun, 17 May 2015 23:51:36 -0400
Big island was decent today with 55 sp. Black Tern still hangs on...as well
as about a dozen Lesser Scaup...methinks the don't want to go any further.
:-D

I'm going for 306 and 7+ tomorrow...I am heading to Oak Openings for the
Lark Sparrows.  Any good spots to look for/photograph them?  Also needing
an Alder Flycatcher and Upland Sandpiper.  Is the Upland still at Stange?
Any good Alder haunts between Oak Openings and Magee?...and yes, I'm STILL
trying to get an Orange-crowned. :-D. ...

Thanks in advance.

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Subject: Side Cut Park
From: Rachel Shamy <shamytwinsmom AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Sun, 17 May 2015 22:10:28 -0400
Today I visited Side Cut park on the Maumee River and saw:

1 Song Sparrow, heard a LOT.
1 Snowy Egret on river bank in a tree
1 Yellow Warbler in thicket/trees on other side of the road

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Subject: Kirtland's Warbler
From: Doreene Linzell <dlinzell611 AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Sun, 17 May 2015 15:57:05 -0700
The warbler is currently being seen at Highbanks Metro Park in north
Columbus.

Doreene Linze

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Subject: Surf Scoter Continues Plus Thoughts
From: robert lane <ohiomagpie AT HOTMAIL.COM>
Date: Sun, 17 May 2015 18:43:19 -0400
A short time ago at 5:30PM, Sunday, the brilliantly plumaged male Surf Scoter 
reported yesterday, was at basically the same location, still in the company of 
some Lesser Scaup. Just offshore in Lake Erie on SR163, just west of downtown 
Port Clinton in Ottawa County. It is east of The Moose Club and opposite The 
Clinton Reef Club. The thought part of my post was what the main topic of 
conversation was today at the boardwalk. After all these years!!! What 
reasoning did The Ohio Division Of Wildlife have for making The East Beach 
traditional Kirtland's Warbler sighting area off limits. Great timing! During 
"The Biggest Week In American Birding", and at the peak arrival time of the 
Kirtland's. For myself and many others, The East Beach Area has been our place 
to get away, when things got crazy at the boardwalk. This should pretty much 
end Kirtland's Warbler and Black-throated Gray Warbler sightings at Magee 
Marsh. Remember, the beach by The Estuary Trail is part of Ottawa National 
Wildlife Refuge 

 
Bob Lane / Mahoning County, Ohio 
            
                                          
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Subject: Columbus kirtland
From: Eric Elvert <elvert1980 AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Sun, 17 May 2015 18:38:39 -0400
Bird still present same location as of 6pm
Bird On!!!


Eric Elvert
Dayton oh

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Subject: Re: Oak openings blue winged warbler singing golden winged song
From: Matt Anderson <Matt_Anderson AT ANDERSONSINC.COM>
Date: Sun, 17 May 2015 22:24:56 +0000
Rick,

Interesting. Thanks for the info. Where was the bird you're referencing? My 
guess is that there have been some misreported Golden-winged warblers in recent 
days. 



Matt


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> On May 17, 2015, at 5:04 PM, "Rick"  wrote:
> 
> Jay Lehman and I heard a report of a singing golden winged warbler at oak 
openings. When we arrived a couple of birders told us they had good views of an 
apparent blue winged warbler singing a golden winged song. Another birder saw a 
blue wing fly across the road. We stayed for about twenty minutes hearing the 
golden wing song but never got a look. 

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Subject: Blendon Woods Metro Park Columbus
From: Bob and Elaine McNulty <bob.mcn AT SBCGLOBAL.NET>
Date: Sun, 17 May 2015 17:36:27 -0400
Blackpoll warblers
Blackburnian warbler
American Redstarts
Ovenbird (heard)
Chestnut sided warblers
Connecticut warbler (heard) near Monarch tent area)
Common yellowthroat (heard)
Prothonotary warbler
Northern waterthrush (heard)
Black throated green warbler (heard)
Magnolia warblers
Wilson's warbler
Canada warblers
Bay breasted warblers
Black throated blue warbler
Yellow rumped warblers
Tennessee warblers
Hooded warbler (heard)
Northern parula (heard)
Yellow warbler (heard)
Mourning warbler (heard) near blinds and on lake trail at pipeline

Blue headed vireo
cedar waxwings

Bob and Elaine McNulty

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Subject: Oak openings blue winged warbler singing golden winged song
From: Rick <rick.asamoto AT SBCGLOBAL.NET>
Date: Sun, 17 May 2015 17:03:39 -0400
Jay Lehman and I heard a report of a singing golden winged warbler at oak 
openings. When we arrived a couple of birders told us they had good views of an 
apparent blue winged warbler singing a golden winged song. Another birder saw a 
blue wing fly across the road. We stayed for about twenty minutes hearing the 
golden wing song but never got a look. 


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Subject: Kitty Todd Nature Preserve - May 16 update
From: Jennifer Thieme <jlthieme AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Sun, 17 May 2015 16:36:36 -0400
Still a nice variety of migrants coming through The Nature Conservancy's Kitty 
Todd Nature Preserve. Results from a ~1.5 hour meander around the walking 
trails on May 16 below. Lots of blackpolls & Tennessee warblers still hanging 
out at the moment. Of note, it looks like we may have yellow-breasted chats 
setting up shop again this year. 10420 Old State Line Rd, Swanton, OH. 


Wild Turkey  2
Turkey Vulture  1
Red-headed Woodpecker  1
Eastern Kingbird  1
Warbling Vireo  1
Red-eyed Vireo  2
Blue Jay  1
Tufted Titmouse  5
House Wren  1
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher  3
Eastern Bluebird  2
Veery  1
Swainson's Thrush  3
American Robin  4
Gray Catbird  4
Ovenbird  1
Blue-winged Warbler  2
Tennessee Warbler  6
Common Yellowthroat  2
American Redstart  1
Yellow Warbler  2
Blackpoll Warbler  5
Black-throated Blue Warbler  1
Yellow-breasted Chat  1
Eastern Towhee  3
Chipping Sparrow  2
Field Sparrow  3
White-crowned Sparrow  3
Scarlet Tanager  1
Northern Cardinal  4
Rose-breasted Grosbeak  1
Indigo Bunting  2
Red-winged Blackbird  X
Brown-headed Cowbird  2
Baltimore Oriole  2
American Goldfinch  2

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Subject: Snowy Egret
From: anthony fry <mrfry07 AT HOTMAIL.COM>
Date: Sun, 17 May 2015 15:06:31 -0400
There is currently a Snowy Egret at Pickerel Creek wildlife area at the pond 
right past the viewing deck. Noticeably smaller than Great Egrets in vicinity 
and yellow feet can be seen when it walks. Also several hundred Dunlin and a 
few dowitchers. 


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Subject: Black Tern - Killdeer
From: Doreene Linzell <dlinzell611 AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Sun, 17 May 2015 12:01:03 -0700
There is currently one Black Tern feeding at the eastern end of pond 27 on
cr 68 at Killdeer Plains.

Doreene Linzell

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Subject: Kirtland's Warbler - Columbus
From: Doreene Linzell <dlinzell611 AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Sun, 17 May 2015 07:07:56 -0700
Darlene Sillick has located a Kirtland's Warbler (probably female) at
Highbanks Metro Park in northern Columbus. It is in the nature center
parking lot in a pine near the sign for the pet trail.

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Subject: 3-Creeks,5-17: migrants
From: rob thorn <robthorn AT EARTHLINK.NET>
Date: Sun, 17 May 2015 09:57:13 -0400
I made a quick early morning trip to the Confluence and Borrow Pits areas of 
this south Columbus park. trying to get in between storm fronts. Neotropical 
migrant #s were good, perhaps better than yesterday, but the scattered showers 
made birding a challenge. The list for a bit under 2 hours included: 


Yellow-billed Cuckoo - 1 calling north of Big Walnut footbridge
Hummingbirds - quite a few (6-7)
Flycatchers - Pewees, Acadian, Gr.Crested widespread; also had Willow & 
E.Phoebe 

Vireos - Red-eyed were everywhere in the forest patches; also had White-eyed, 
Yellow-throated, and Warbling (3-4) 

Swallows - Barn, Tree, Rough-winged
Wrens,Gnatcatchers - lots of House Wrens and Blue-gray Gnatcatchers, but 
surprisingly few Carolina Wrens (2) 

Thrushes - quite a few Wood Thrushes (6-8), and even more Swainson's (12-15)
Mimids - only Gray Catbirds, but they were abundant (25-30+)
Cedar Waxwings - 8-10, mostly in pairs here

Warblers - 17 species, with Redstarts still far & away the most common (18-20). 
Other widespread species included Magnolia (6-7), ComYellowthroat (5-6), and 
Wilson's (5-6). Also had Yellow, Parula, Nashville, Tennessee, Black-thr.Blue, 
Black-thr.Green, Chesnut-sided, Yellow-throated, Prairie (1 singing around 
Confluence parking area), Blackpoll, Black&White, N.Waterthrush, Canada (1 
singing near Big Walnut footbridge) 


Sparrows - little other than the expected Field, Chipping, Song
Tanagers,Grosbeaks,Buntings - lots of Indigo Buntings (15+), also had 2 Scarlet 
Tangers, and 1 Rose-br.Grosbeak 

Orioles - singing Baltimores near Borrow Pits, and 1 singing Orchard along 
Power Line right-of-way east of Confluence area 


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Subject: Indigo Bunting question
From: Dillon Nott <dnott621 AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Sun, 17 May 2015 05:38:23 -0700
How do you attract Indigo Buntings to your feeders? Cornell doesn't really
answer the question, but I always like to get personal info from people. We
have them all over are yard, at least 8 this morning.
Type of Feeder?
Seed?
Water?

Thanks

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Subject: Great Egrets, Mentor
From: John Pogacnik <jpogacnik AT HOTMAIL.COM>
Date: Sun, 17 May 2015 06:00:08 -0400
Wendy Shick reports 4 great egrets hanging around a pond in Mentor. They were 
found between Rte 44 and Heisley Rd on Jackson St in Painesville, at the corner 
of Jackson St and Mill Morr Dr. Place to park on Mill Morr Dr. Pond is just 
Northwest of the intersection. They have been there since Tuesday. 


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Subject: White-winged Scoter, Findlay Reservoirs
From: Robert Sams <bcchcach AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Sat, 16 May 2015 21:05:32 -0400
A White-winged Scoter was seen around 2PM today at the Findlay Reservoirs
in Hancock County by Ed Ingold.  It was seen from the center dike, on the
larger reservoir, not far from shore.
Shane Myers and myself saw and photographed it around 4PM or so.  It was
feeding and quite unconcerned over us.  When we were there, it fed to
within 30 feet of the shoreline.
Pic in list link below.

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Subject: Blendon Woods-15 Warblers
From: "Simpson, Bruce" <simpson AT METROPARKS.NET>
Date: Sat, 16 May 2015 18:42:33 -0400
            Lake Trail
                  Warblers
                        American Redstart-6
                        C Yellowthroat
                        Ovenbird
                        Nashville
                        Yellow-rumped
                        Hooded
                        Black-throated Green
                        Yellow
                        Tennessee
                        Magnolia
                        Chestnut-sided
               Blue-gray Gnatcatcher-nest
               Pileated Woodpecker-2
               Indigo Bunting-2 males, female
               Swainson's Thrush
               E Wood Peewee
               Great Blue Heron-fly over
               Chimney Swift-6
               Red-eyed Vireo
               Carolina Wren
               Turkeys-gobbling
               E Bluebird-male, female
               Great Crested Flycatcher
               E Towhee-pair
               Summer Tanager

       Hickory Ridge Trail
                Warblers
                      Worm-eating
                      Blackburian
                      Canada
                Indigo Bunting

     Goldenrod Trail
                Wilson's Warbler-2

     Overbrook Trail
                Tennessee Warbler-2

     Brookside/Overlook Trail
                 Warblers
                       Hooded
                       Chestnut-sided
                       Tennessee

   Thoreau Lake
                Mallard-4 males,2 females-19 ducklings
                E Phoebe-4
                Spotted Sandpiper
                C Yellowthroat
                Great Blue Heron-2
                Nashville Warbler


                          Blendon Woods Metro Park in Columbus

                                Bruce Simpson-Naturalist at Blendon Woods
Metro Park in Columbus

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Subject: Male Surf Scoter / Port Clinton
From: robert lane <ohiomagpie AT HOTMAIL.COM>
Date: Sat, 16 May 2015 16:47:21 -0400
It is presently 4:45PM Saturday, a gorgeous male Surf Scoter is in the company 
of eight Lesser Scaup, 6 males and 2 females, just offshore in Lake Erie on 
SR163, just west of downtown Port Clinton in Ottawa County. They are east of 
The Moose Club and opposite The Clinton Reef Club. 

 
Bob and Denise Lane / Mahoning County, Ohio 
                                          
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Subject: Cleveland lakefront highlights
From: jen brumfield <elfin_skimmer AT HOTMAIL.COM>
Date: Sat, 16 May 2015 15:19:28 -0400
A final tally of species at Wendy Park/Whiskey Island this morning came to 90 
species (remarkable) with 20 species of warblers in the small woodlot. 
Cleveland Lakefront Nature Preserve turned up 83 species with 20 species of 
warblers including Orange-crowned. Burke Lakefront Airport came through with 10 
species of shorebirds. A total of 108 species for the morning between the three 
sites. 



JB
CLE, OH
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Subject: Chagrin River Park -- Lake Co.
From: Richard <beckwith24 AT MSN.COM>
Date: Sat, 16 May 2015 15:09:53 -0400

 Highlights
this morning (I had 55 species) :

 Warblers:
Canada, Bay-breasted, Overnbird, Magnolia, Chestnut-sided, Yellowthroat, and
lots of Yellow and Redstarts.  Most
productive area was east of fire pit. I heard someone else saw a Wilson's.

 A
red-headed woodpecker and flicker were a couple feet apart on a branch in back 
part of 

the wetland.

 Also:   wild turkey, Lincoln & white-crowned sparrows,
Willow & Great Crested flycatcher, pewee, veery, wood thrush, baltimore
& orchard orioles, bluebirds, purple martins, kingfisher, indigo bunting.

                                          
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Subject: Northwest Ohio Birding Recap
From: Jeff Harvey <piwo2005 AT SBCGLOBAL.NET>
Date: Sat, 16 May 2015 17:45:08 +0000
From Monday May 11 to Friday May 15, I was birding Magee Marsh, Ottawa National 
Wildlife Refuge, Metzger Marsh, Oak Openings and surrounding areas. 

Although not many posts to this listserv during the period, the birding was 
what you would expect. Some days the birding was slow and other days very good. 
I didn't experience the birds dripping from the trees and I didn't get the 
super rarities. 

The crowds generally were well behaved. 
I did see many birding friends throughout my time there and had the pleasure of 
birding with my friends Bob and Denise Lane for the entire time. 

I won't bore you with a long list but I did see 29 warbler species, 19 
shorebird species and a total of 175 species. 

I do have a few suggestions to make this week more enjoyable for everyone:
1. Ban laser pointers- I observed a few birders using these things.2. Ban 
tripods on the boardwalk in May. Although the photographers try they can't but 
    get in the way and block the boardwalk.3. Ban playback devices. I did 
observe a few birders trying to entice birds with ipods. 

Finally, I did experience an incident that was shocking to me. I have been 
birding this area for over 20 years and this is the first time I have seen an 
employee with Ohio Division of Wildlife order everyone off the east beach. Over 
40 birders including a tour was told they were trespassing in a wildlife area. 
There have never been any signs on east beach (the most likely place to see 
Kirtland's Warblers) preventing entrance. While many employees with the 
Division of Wildlife were very friendly and helpful this guy was not. Why would 
anyone close east beach during the Biggest Week is beyond me. They will say you 
can still walk the water's edge but not in the vegetation. You can't observe 
birds from the water's edge. This is a poor management decision and one that 
just alienates birders. The signs are there now. Why not close one of the best 
hunting areas during hunting season? That is what you did to birders this week. 

A great migration to everyone,
Jeff HarveyMahoning County       
             

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Subject: Cedar Bog ; Urbana Champagin Co
From: Dillon Nott <dnott621 AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Sat, 16 May 2015 10:22:50 -0700
Cedar Bog is a small, quite nature preserve outside of Urbana. As I have
never been here before in warm weather, today was a very good birding day.
I've divided the list into where they were spotted.

( Meadow in the Front of The Bog )

Red Wing BlackBird
EasternPhoebe
Song Sparrow
Chimney  Swift
Tree Swallow
N Flicker

 ( Small meadow/marsh in the back of the )Nature Center )

Common Yellow Throat
Catbird
Goldfinch
Grackle
Red wing Blackbird
Cardinal
Eastern Wood Peewee

( The main Cedar Forest )

American Redstart ( male )
Wood Thrush
Downy WP
BlueJay

( Right loop Trail )

Red Bellied WP
Pileated WP
GreatCrested Flycatcher
Yellow Warbler
Nuthatch
Warbling Vireo
Hermit Thrush

( Top of the loop trail by the creek )

Scarlet Tanager
Red Start
Warbling Vireo
Red Eyed Vireo
Pileated WP
Baltimore Oriole
Wood Thrush
Hairy WoodPecker
Northern Paula

( Middle trail )

Swainson Thrush
Red EyedVireo

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Subject: Lake Erie Bluffs 5/16
From: John Pogacnik <jpogacnik AT HOTMAIL.COM>
Date: Sat, 16 May 2015 12:54:43 -0400
here is a list from the Lake Erie Bluffs from this morning. Nothing that 
unusual, but there was a nice variety of warblers. you had to go into the woods 
to see them. We saw a lot on the unimproved trail that runs south from the 
southwest corner of the Bluffs Trail. The trail is wet in spots, but that's 
where we saw the most variety. I was with Jim Smallwood part of the time.I'm 
still not seeing the midges hatching out of the lake yet. Once they do, the 
warbler numbers pick up quite a bit. It should be soon. 

Lake Erie Bluffs Metropark--Lane Rd., Lake, US-OHMay 16, 2015 8:00 AM - 12:20 
PMProtocol: Traveling3.1 mile(s)Comments: Most of the warblers were along the 
trail running south from the southwest corner of the Bluffs Trail. This trail 
is unimproved and can be pretty wet in spots. Today it had a nice variety of 
warblers.92 species (+1 other taxa)Canada Goose 2Mallard 4Red-breasted 
Merganser 17Wild Turkey 2Double-crested Cormorant 5Great Blue Heron 1Turkey 
Vulture 6Bald Eagle 3Red-tailed Hawk 1Ring-billed Gull 83Herring Gull 16Caspian 
Tern 1Mourning Dove 4Chimney Swift 14Ruby-throated Hummingbird 3Belted 
Kingfisher 1Red-bellied Woodpecker 6Downy Woodpecker 3Hairy Woodpecker 
1Northern Flicker 4Eastern Wood-Pewee 2Yellow-bellied Flycatcher 1Acadian 
Flycatcher 1Alder Flycatcher 1Willow Flycatcher 11Least Flycatcher 2Great 
Crested Flycatcher 5Eastern Kingbird 9Warbling Vireo 14Philadelphia Vireo 
1Red-eyed Vireo 11Blue Jay 3crow sp. 4Northern Rough-winged Swallow 49Purple 
Martin 3Tree Swallow 7Bank Swallow 450Barn Swallow 8Black-capped Chickadee 
1Tufted Titmouse 1White-breasted Nuthatch 1House Wren 3Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 
1Ruby-crowned Kinglet 1Veery 4Swainson's Thrush 3Wood Thrush 5American Robin 
22Gray Catbird 84Brown Thrasher 5Northern Mockingbird 1European Starling 
42Ovenbird 3Northern Waterthrush 1Blue-winged Warbler 1Black-and-white Warbler 
1Tennessee Warbler 1Nashville Warbler 3Mourning Warbler 1Common Yellowthroat 
27American Redstart 16Cape May Warbler 1Northern Parula 1Magnolia Warbler 
14Bay-breasted Warbler 1Yellow Warbler 130Chestnut-sided Warbler 4Blackpoll 
Warbler 1Black-throated Blue Warbler 2Palm Warbler 1Yellow-rumped Warbler 
1Black-throated Green Warbler 1Canada Warbler 2Yellow-breasted Chat 1Eastern 
Towhee 5Chipping Sparrow 3Field Sparrow 2Song Sparrow 41Swamp Sparrow 
1White-throated Sparrow 1White-crowned Sparrow 5Scarlet Tanager 1Northern 
Cardinal 26Rose-breasted Grosbeak 24Indigo Bunting 1Red-winged Blackbird 
47Common Grackle 38Brown-headed Cowbird 68Orchard Oriole 9Baltimore Oriole 
26Purple Finch 2Pine Siskin 2American Goldfinch 36View this checklist online at 
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S23471342This report was generated 
automatically by eBird v3 (http://ebird.org) 

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Subject: WoodsideGreen-BlendonWoods,5-16: migrants
From: rob thorn <robthorn AT EARTHLINK.NET>
Date: Sat, 16 May 2015 12:50:45 -0400
Stayed close to home with the iffy weather today, and found fairly good #s of 
migrants. I started at WoodsideGreen & Academy Parks in Gahanna, then moved 
over to Blendon Woods, hiking the Goldenrod Trail, Lake Trail, and 
Overlook-Streamside Trail Loop. This was definitely an 'ear-birding' day, as 
the leafed out trees provided plenty of places for birds to hide. Among the 
notables were 


cuckoo - unidentified bird flashed past us at the end of the Lake Trail
Flycatchers - Pewee, Acadian common, while Leasts were at many stops. 
GreatCrested were at WoodsideGreen, while E.Kingbirds & E.Phoebe were at 
Thoreau Lake 


Vireos - Red-eyed were abundant at both parks. Woodside Green had Warbling, 
while the Lake Trail had Yellow-throated, and the CherryValley Picnic area at 
Blendon had a White-eyed 


Thrushes - Swainson's were common in the wooded areas of both parks, while a 
few Wood Thrushes were also singing there. 


Warblers - 20 species, with Redstarts easily the most abundant, reaching 
double-digits at most areas. Also had good #s of Chesnut-sided (7+), Tennessee 
(5), Magnolia (4), and ComYellowthroats (5). Others included Parula (WG), 
Yellow (BlendW), Nashville (BlendW), Blackburnian, Yellow-throated (2 WG), 
Black-thr.Green, Yellow-rumped (1 lingerer at WG), Blackpolls, N.Waterthrush 
(BlendW), La.Waterthrush (2 BlendW, including 1 carrying food), Ovenbird 
(BlendW), Canada (BlendW), Wilson's (BlendW), Hooded (3 BlendW), and Mourning 
(1 WG) 


Sparrows - E.Towhees, Field, Chipping, Song, White-throated

Others: Scarlet & Summer Tanagers (BlendW), Rose-br.Grosbeaks (both parks), 
Indigo Buntings (both parks), Baltimore Orioles (WG) 


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Subject: New eBird shared bird reporting hotspots
From: Ken Ostermiller <ken.ostermiller AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Sat, 16 May 2015 08:34:40 -0400
Ohio birders have added several new shared bird reporting hotspots to
eBird.

http://ohioebirdhotspots.wikispaces.com/Birding+in+Ohio



Ashtabula County

Fields Brook (roadside access only)

http://ohioebirdhotspots.wikispaces.com/Fields+Brook

Indian Trails Park--East 24th Street

http://ohioebirdhotspots.wikispaces.com/Indian+Trails+Park

Geneva SP--Archery Range

Geneva SP--Beach

Geneva SP--Crabapple Picnic Area

Geneva SP--Cowles Creek

Geneva SP--Marina

http://ohioebirdhotspots.wikispaces.com/Geneva+State+Park



Hamilton County

Armleder Park--Little Miami River Canoe Access


http://ohioebirdhotspots.wikispaces.com/Armleder+Park+Little+Miami+River+Canoe+Access 




Jefferson County

Friendship Park

http://ohioebirdhotspots.wikispaces.com/Friendship+Park



Lake County

Hidden Valley Metropark--North Entrance

http://ohioebirdhotspots.wikispaces.com/Hidden+Valley+Metropark+North+Entrance



Lake Erie Bluffs Metropark--Clark Road

http://ohioebirdhotspots.wikispaces.com/Lake+Erie+Bluffs+Metropark+Clark+Road

Lake Erie Bluffs Metropark--Lane Road

http://ohioebirdhotspots.wikispaces.com/Lake+Erie+Bluffs+Metropark+Lane+Road



Lucas County

Meinke Marina

http://ohioebirdhotspots.wikispaces.com/Meinke+Marina



Medina County

Hinckley Reservation--Hinckley Lake Loop Trail


http://ohioebirdhotspots.wikispaces.com/Hinckley+Reservation+Hinckley+Lake+Loop+Trail 




Lake County

The hotspots at Holden Arboretum have been expanded.

The general hotspot for the arboretum is named:

Holden Arboretum--Garden and Collections

http://ohioebirdhotspots.wikispaces.com/Holden+Arboretum+Garden+and+Collections

There are two additional hotspots at the arboretum which are available to
the general public:

Holden Arboretum--Bole Woods

http://ohioebirdhotspots.wikispaces.com/Holden+Arboretum+Bole+Woods

Holden Arboretum--Piersons Creek Valley

http://ohioebirdhotspots.wikispaces.com/Holden+Arboretum+Piersons+Creek+Valley

Please note that there is an entrance fee to visit Holden Arboretum.

Several additional hotspots have been established to facilitate bird
studies at the arboretum. These areas are not open to the general public,
but on occasion there are guided walks into some of them. Check the Holden
Arboretum web site for more information. Please do not enter these
restricted areas without a permit or unless on a guided walk.

Holden Arboretum--East Branch (restricted access)

Holden Arboretum--Little Mountain (restricted access)

Holden Arboretum--Stebbins North (restricted access)

Holden Arboretum--Stebbins South (restricted access)

Holden Arboretum--Upper Baldwin (permit required)


Ken Ostermiller

eBird Hotspot reviewer for Ohio
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Subject: Re: Piping Plover Conneaut
From: Linda McConnell <lindameyermcconnell AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Sat, 16 May 2015 08:34:48 -0400
Is it possible this is the same bird I had at Headlands Dunes on 5/13? The
one I saw was banded, orange or red over yellow on the left lower leg and
hasn't been seen at Headlands again that I know of.

On Sat, May 16, 2015 at 8:23 AM, jen brumfield 
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> Bob K reports Piping Plover at Conneaut
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Subject: Piping Plover Conneaut
From: jen brumfield <elfin_skimmer AT HOTMAIL.COM>
Date: Sat, 16 May 2015 08:23:09 -0400
Bob K reports Piping Plover at Conneaut


JB
CLE, OH
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Subject: Scissor-tailed Flycatcher Short Visit Closure
From: robert lane <ohiomagpie AT HOTMAIL.COM>
Date: Fri, 15 May 2015 21:48:56 -0400
The Scissor-tailed Flycatcher found by Michele Schisler, Kay Lauener, and Helen 
Taft, late in the evening on Wednesday May 13th, at Turtle Creek Marina and 
Campground in Ottawa County, apparently was only a one night stand. The 
long-tailed beauty was photographed by Helen for documentation. Not seen since 
Wednesday night at dark, the birding trio, campers at Turtle Creek during "The 
Biggest Week In American Birding", diligently searched the sighting area on 
Thursday and Friday, to no avail. My wife Denise and I, also campers nearby at 
Turtle Creek, were fortunate to be contacted by the finding trio in time to 
also see the celebrity visitor. Two other past records from the Magee Area were 
on May 24th, 1988 and May 14 & 15th, 1997. Just about the same time in the 
spring. Of interest is the fact that in 1988, Mark Shieldcastle found Ohio's 
first Northern Wheatear at this same location. Congratulations to Michele, Kay, 
and Helen, for their outstanding find. A thanks should go out to Jen Brumfield 
of her handling of the posting of the location at this private campground 
location. A special thanks to The Turtle Creek management for their 
understanding of the situation. It is unfortunate the Scissor-tail did not stay 
longer for everyone to enjoy. Keep your eyes open! It could still be out there 
in the area. 

 
Bob Lane / camper at Turtle Creek
                                          
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Subject: ShaleHollowBioBlitz,5-15
From: rob thorn <robthorn AT EARTHLINK.NET>
Date: Fri, 15 May 2015 21:22:25 -0400
I stopped by this southern Delaware County park and helped out with their 
BioBlitz this afternoon. The event runs through tomorrow noon, so if you want 
to bird with a purpose, this would be a great place to go in the morning. Other 
birders had hustled up some neat things already, with a pair of Hermit Thrushes 
and both waterthrushes topping the list. I was still able to scratch up a good 
list just working the area around the upland fields & branch ravines near US 
23, finding 


4 flycatchers - Rewee, Acadian, GreatCrested, and E.Kingbird
several Red-eyed Vireos
2 Thrushes - Wood & Swainson's
4 warblers - Chesnut-sided, Redstart, Com.Yellowthroat, La.Waterthrush
5 sparrows - E.Towhee, Chipping, Field, Song, White-throated
Summer Tanager, Rose-br.Grosbeak, and several Indigo Buntings

The area was also rich with wildflowers, and not bad for bugs as well, with 6 
butterfly species, 4-5 beetles, and several dragonflies, with just cursory 
searching. Hopefully more dedicated searchers will expand these lists tomorrow. 


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Subject: Blendon Woods Metro Park Columbus
From: Bob and Elaine McNulty <bob.mcn AT SBCGLOBAL.NET>
Date: Fri, 15 May 2015 18:48:47 -0400
The Hickory ridge trail-Brookside trail intersection was the most active area; 
Northern parula
Magnolia warblers (male and female)
Tennessee warblers
American redstarts (male,1st year male, and females)
Yellow warbler
ovenbird (heard)
Black throated green warblers (male and female)
Northern waterthrush 
common yellow throat
Blackpoll warbler (heard)
Blackburnian warbler
Canada warbler
Bay breasted warblers (male and female)
Chestnut sided warbler
Black throated blue warbler
Louisiana waterthrush
Hooded warbler (heard)

scarlet tanager
summer tanager
blue headed vireo
yellow throated vireo
red eyed vireo
great crested flycatcher
yellow bellied flycatcher (nice of him to call)

Bob and Elaine McNulty

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Subject: Sharon Woods Metro Park, Franklin Cty
From: Charles Bombaci <cbombaci AT ATT.NET>
Date: Fri, 15 May 2015 20:11:03 +0000
 Birds observed at Sharon Woods Metro Park, NE Franklin County this morning, 
Friday, May 15: 

A lone Double Crested Cormorant. Last week there were about a dozen at Blendon 
Woods Metro Park. Maybe the increased numbers in central Ohio imply that they 
realized what awaits them at lake Erie where there is a program to decrease 
their population (with prejudice). 

An abundance of Wild Turkeys. Maybe the word "wild" needs to be deleted from 
the name. A Sharon Woods they are increasing their population rapidly. Visitors 
on the trails have to maneuver around them. 

Woodpeckers - Only Red-bellied, Downy and Northern Flickers were showing 
themselves. 

Flycatchers - This group was well represented with Eastern Wood Pewee, Acadian, 
Least, Willow, Eastern Phoebe, Great Crested and Eastern Kingbirds. 

Vireos - both Red-eyed and Warbling were abundant. The Red-eyed along the 
wooded trails and the Warbling closer to Schrock Lake. 

Thrush - Wood Thrush were tolerably common but none of the migrants were seen.
Mimics - Gray Catbirds were everywhere. Only two Brown Thrashers were observed.
Cedar Waxwings - Only two were seen.
Warblers - Overall numbers were low for most species but we managed to find 10 
different warblers including Tennessee, Yellow, Chestnut-sided, Magnolia, 
Yellow-rumped, Blackpoll, American Redstart, Ovenbird, Common Yellowthroat and 
Wilson's. 

Tanagers - Only a few Scarlet and no Summer's. The place for Summer Tanagers 
seems to be Highbanks Metro Park where I have tallied 14 over my last three 
visits. 

Sparrows and allies - Finally, White-crowned Sparrows (3). They have ben 
eluding me all spring. We also had Eastern Towhee, Indigo Bunting, Chipping 
Sparrow, Field Sparrow and Song Sparrow and a lone Rose-breasted Grosbeak. 

Blackbirds - Well represented with 15 Baltimore and 7 Orchard Orioles.
Charlie Bombaci

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Subject: Mid-May, "average" Appalachian Ohio (Muskingum Co.) migrant nesters
From: Robert Evans <benbovas AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Fri, 15 May 2015 16:07:20 -0400
The ides of May are upon us, and the following have arrived and appear to
be staying at our Muskingum County farm and forest property. Valhalla Acres
Fiber Farm has no wetlands per se, although the clay-based soil retains
water for extended periods, and there are ample spring and seep zones on
the hill slopes. The 57 acres property is divided, roughly equally into
open upland pastures and successional scrubby fields, with plenty of edge
habitat transitioning downslope to three forested ravines.

The property is not a trap of any kind, although many species pass through
in migration, and several obviously regard it as a nesting destination. The
following charts some of my favorite species.

Warblers:
blue-winged
yellow
common yellowthroat
hooded
redstart
ovenbird
Louisiana waterthrush
chat

In the past 15 years I have also had territorial Kentucky and cerulean
warblers, but I have not detected that this year, only a brief two-day
visit by ceruleans.

Flycatchers:
phoebe
Acadian
wood-pewee

Mimids:
mockingbird (over-wintering)
catbird
brown thrasher

Swallows:
tree
barn

Others:
red-winged blackbird
meadowlark
Baltimore oriole
scarlet tanager
house wren
wood thrush

I also have bluebirds, over-wintering and nesting.

There is nothing terribly surprising here, but I always find it interesting
to see what an "average" patch of countryside will harbor. Traveling great
distances to see and hear birds is fine, but it is also rewarding to
carefully check ones own neighborhood.

The above list is by no means comprehensive. We also have a fine assortment
of the usual year-round birds of field and forest.

Bob Evans
Geologist, etc.
Hopewell Township, Muskingum County

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Subject: Other Big Island flyovers.
From: Steve Jones <sjlarue1 AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Fri, 15 May 2015 14:55:33 -0400
While returning to my car after TRYING to photograph the black terns, at
Big Island Wildlife Area,  I was talking to the caretaker when a mixed
flock of shorebirds went over.  I am figuring there were about 5-6
Black-bellied Plovers, around a hundread-ish Dunlin, and just as many
Short-billed Dowitchers...I took a few pics and plan to count them tonight
after I get home from work.

They should be over near the west side of the east pond on LaRue Prospect
if anyone is over that way...wonderful end to the day. :-D

Happy Birding, and God Bless

Steve J

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Subject: Veery in Columbus backyard
From: Susanna Heideman <susanna AT COLUMBUS.RR.COM>
Date: Fri, 15 May 2015 13:33:00 -0400
Have a Veery in Columbus SW suburban backyard today.  Behavior is amusing -
More erratic than other thrushes, and sort of hunching and watching for prey
a lot.  I'm fed up with Flickr website, but I can email my fuzzy photos for
veery-fication if anyone wants to see.



Susanna Heideman

SW Columbus/Galloway/ Franklin County OH






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Subject: Black Terns at Big Island wildlife area
From: Steve Jones <sjlarue1 AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Fri, 15 May 2015 12:42:37 -0400
Swung through Big Island wildlife area on my way home from town and saw  3
to 5 black terns in the middle pond on LaRue-Prospect Rd., flying fast and
furious looking for a meal.

Happy birding and God bless,

Steve J

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Subject: Lake Erie Bluffs- Lake County, 5/15
From: John Pogacnik <jpogacnik AT HOTMAIL.COM>
Date: Fri, 15 May 2015 10:44:54 -0400
Lake Erie Bluffs Metropark- Lane Road, Lake, US-OH
May 15, 2015 7:00 AM - 9:10 AM
Protocol: Traveling
1.4 mile(s)
Comments: Covered the Bluffs Trail off Lane Road. Most of the warblers were 
along the woodland edges on the north and west sides of the Bluffs Trail. The 
interior had a lot of yellow warblers and common yellowthroats, but little 
warbler variety. There were a few scattered small flocks of warblers moving 
west along the lake when I first started. Blue jay numbers are starting to 
dwindle. 

The Brewster's Warbler was on the north end of the Bluffs Trail near the bench 
that overlooks a small open area. It was calling consistently 

98 species (+1 other taxa)

Canada Goose 3
Mallard 2
Red-breasted Merganser 64
Wild Turkey 2
Double-crested Cormorant 14
Great Blue Heron 1
Turkey Vulture 1
Sharp-shinned Hawk 1
Bald Eagle 2
Red-tailed Hawk 1
Sora 1 Calling south of the trail
Spotted Sandpiper 1
Wilson's Snipe 1
Ring-billed Gull 81
Herring Gull 11
Common Tern 2
Mourning Dove 5
Chimney Swift 17
Ruby-throated Hummingbird 1
Belted Kingfisher 1
Red-bellied Woodpecker 2
Downy Woodpecker 3
Hairy Woodpecker 1
Northern Flicker 4
Olive-sided Flycatcher 1
Eastern Wood-Pewee 1
Yellow-bellied Flycatcher 2
Acadian Flycatcher 1
Alder Flycatcher 2
Willow Flycatcher 12
Least Flycatcher 3
Great Crested Flycatcher 2
Eastern Kingbird 8
White-eyed Vireo 1
Warbling Vireo 9
Philadelphia Vireo 1
Red-eyed Vireo 8
Blue Jay 87
American Crow 3
Northern Rough-winged Swallow 40
Purple Martin 3
Tree Swallow 6
Bank Swallow 350
Barn Swallow 7
Cliff Swallow 1
Black-capped Chickadee 1
Tufted Titmouse 2
White-breasted Nuthatch 1
House Wren 4
Carolina Wren 1
Eastern Bluebird 1
Veery 3
Gray-cheeked Thrush 1
Swainson's Thrush 2
Wood Thrush 3
American Robin 32
Gray Catbird 82
Brown Thrasher 5
Northern Mockingbird 1
European Starling 38
Cedar Waxwing 16
Ovenbird 2
Northern Waterthrush 1
Blue-winged Warbler 1
Brewster's Warbler (hybrid) 1 A Brewster's Warbler was heard and seen well 
along the north side of the Bluffs Trail 

Tennessee Warbler 2
Nashville Warbler 2
Mourning Warbler 1
Common Yellowthroat 29
Hooded Warbler 1
American Redstart 11
Northern Parula 1
Magnolia Warbler 23
Bay-breasted Warbler 1
Blackburnian Warbler 1
Yellow Warbler 135
Chestnut-sided Warbler 3
Blackpoll Warbler 1
Black-throated Blue Warbler 1
Palm Warbler 1
Canada Warbler 2
Wilson's Warbler 1
Yellow-breasted Chat 2
Eastern Towhee 4
Chipping Sparrow 7
Field Sparrow 2
Lincoln's Sparrow 2
Swamp Sparrow 2
White-crowned Sparrow 4
Scarlet Tanager 2
Northern Cardinal 29
Rose-breasted Grosbeak 16
Indigo Bunting 1
Red-winged Blackbird 41
Common Grackle 72
Brown-headed Cowbird 68
Orchard Oriole 5
Baltimore Oriole 21
American Goldfinch 33

View this checklist online 
athttp://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S23452921 


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

John Pogacnik                                     
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Subject: Brewster Warbler, Lake Erie Bluffs, 5/15
From: John Pogacnik <jpogacnik AT HOTMAIL.COM>
Date: Fri, 15 May 2015 08:10:43 -0400
A Brewster Warbler was singing near the bench along the north side of the 
Bluffs Trail off Lane Road. Brewster is a hybrid between blue and golden-winged 
warblers, so check out every blue-winged song, which this bird was singing. 


Also of note mourning warbler, yellow-breasted chat, olive - sided, alder, and 
yellow-bellied flycatchers. So far 18 species of warblers. 


John Pogacnik

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Subject: Fwd: [Ohio-birds] Black-necked Stilt
From: Chris Pierce <c.pierce AT ATT.NET>
Date: Fri, 15 May 2015 07:09:36 -0400
The Stilt is still at the same location this morning 7:00 along with some SB 
Dows 


Chris Pierce

Sent from my iPhone

Begin forwarded message:

> From: Doreene Linzell 
> Date: May 14, 2015 at 10:52:14 AM EDT
> To: OHIO-BIRDS AT LISTSERV.MIAMIOH.EDU
> Subject: [Ohio-birds] Black-necked Stilt
> Reply-To: Doreene Linzell 
> 
> There is currently a male Black-necked Stilt at Pickerel Creek WA. It is
> feeding in the pond to the east of the pump house. This is just east of the
> observation deck.
> 
> Doreene Linzell
> Dan Sanders
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Subject: Re: Cattle Egrets / Erie County
From: Jon Cefus <jcefus AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Fri, 15 May 2015 07:07:10 -0400
As of 7 am this morning, I was able to see 2 Cattle Egrets at this spot. The 
others may have been hidden from view. Thanks to Bob and Denise for the good 
directions. 


Jon Cefus

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> On May 12, 2015, at 11:27 AM, robert lane  wrote:
> 
> Four Cattle Egrets were present a short time ago, Tuesday 11:00AM, across the 
road from the parking lot in front of J.H. Routh Packing Co. on Bogart Road W 
south of SR2, in the pasture with the cows. To reach the site from SR2, go 
south at the SR101 exit to Bradshar Road, take a left and go a short distance 
to Bogart Road. Take a left and look for the parking lot on the left. There 
have been up to eight Cattle Egrets at this location for the past month. 

> 
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