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Updated on Sunday, April 2 at 02:48 PM EST
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Grey-headed Negro-finch,©Tony Disley

2 Apr Turkey Vultures Bay Village [Chris Pierce ]
2 Apr Wake Robin-Sandhill Crane 1PM [Sally Isacco ]
2 Apr Louisiana Waterthushes (4) Stebbin's Gulch [Haans Petruschke ]
2 Apr Looney Coe Lake, Berea, Cuyahoga County [Tom Fishburn ]
2 Apr SciotoGrandview,4-02:rookery,eagle,migrants [rob thorn ]
2 Apr Re: Turkeys are Alive [Manon VanSchoyck ]
2 Apr Turkeys are Alive [Joe Faulkner ]
2 Apr Great Cormorant yes Sunday [jen brumfield ]
29 Mar Update on colonies near the Shrum Mound [Bill Whan ]
29 Mar Re: Update on colonies near the Shrum Mound [James Muller ]
29 Mar Union County Long-eared Owl Has Left [Blake Mathys ]
29 Mar Geauga County Birding Ladue Reservoir area, Little Punderson and Burton Wetlands [Barbara Zaas Partington ]
29 Mar Lesser Black-backed Gulls - Clark County [Doug Overacker ]
29 Mar New Ohio eBird shared bird reporting hotspots are active [Ken Ostermiller ]
30 Mar Potential lumps and splits [Kenn Kaufman ]
30 Mar American Golden-Plovers--Deer Creek SP. [Leslie Sours ]
30 Mar First Wave (Part 2) Lawrence Woods (Hardin County) [Steve Jones ]
30 Mar Re: First Wave (Part 2) Lawrence Woods (Hardin County) [Steve Jones ]
30 Mar American-golden Plovers- Deer Creek [Doreene Linzell ]
1 Apr Great Cormorant - Wendy Park [Doreene Linzell ]
31 Mar Cuyahoga Valley National Park - Rockside Wetlands location - Cuyahoga County [Ken Andrews ]
31 Mar n. shrike - Frohring Meadows Cuy. Co [inga schmidt ]
31 Mar Pectoral Sandpipers & other migrants- Huron Co. [Dan Kramer ]
31 Mar Female RWB [Leslie Hamrick Lutz ]
31 Mar Loony Day! [Steve Jones ]
1 Apr More new species... [Bill Whan ]
1 Apr 14 Dead turkeys [Joe Faulkner ]
1 Apr Caesar Creek Nature Center birds [Jim Hickman ]
1 Apr Great Cormorant - yes! [Doreene Linzell ]
1 Apr Scioto-Berliner,4-01:migrants,ospreys,eagles [rob thorn ]
1 Apr Re: Scioto-Berliner,4-01:migrants,ospreys,eagles [James Muller ]
1 Apr 2 Common Loons; Hooded Mergansers, Kingfisher at Coe Lake [Kathy Shank ]
1 Apr Great Cormorant update [jen brumfield ]
1 Apr NEOTROPIC CORMORANT over Wilderness Road [jen brumfield ]
1 Apr BlendonWoods,4-10:ducks,migrants [rob thorn ]
1 Apr Franklin county turkey and crow [ ]
1 Apr four loons on Coe Lake [Kathy Shank ]
1 Apr Re: 14 deceased turkeys [Laura ]
29 Mar Rockside Road Wetlands - Cuyahoga Valley National Park - Cuyahoga County [Ken Andrews ]
29 Mar Big Island Shorebirds (Marion Co.) [Steve Jones ]
28 Mar Long-billed Dowitchers--Deer Creek SP [Leslie Sours ]
28 Mar Fox Sparrows & Eagles [Carole Babyak ]
28 Mar 14 County Day N/W Ohio [Steve Jones ]
28 Mar Spring arrivals at West Creek Reservation - Cuyahoga County [Ken Andrews ]
28 Mar Lorain County Common Loon [Femme Metal ]
28 Mar Late Post: L. Waterthrush - Vinton County [Ben Crow ]
28 Mar ColumbusCorridors,3-26,27:migrants [rob thorn ]
27 Mar Fwd: Black River Audubon April Programs [Terri Martincic ]
27 Mar Blendon Woods-Metro Park-songbirds, waterfowl ["Simpson, Bruce" ]
27 Mar Fox Sparrow, Creeper in Columbus yard [Susanna ]
27 Mar Northern Shrike, Lake Erie Bluffs 3/27 [John Pogacnik ]
26 Mar March Delaware County Bird Club meeting is Monday March 27 [Darlene Sillick ]
26 Mar Phoebe Geauga County [Barbara Zaas ]
26 Mar Female Yellow-Headed Blackbird at Lake Abrams (Cuyahoga County) [Ken Andrews ]
26 Mar Binocular Case Found Near Shreve [Kathy Mock ]
26 Mar 3Creeks-to-PickPonds,3-26:migrants [rob thorn ]
26 Mar Sandy Ridge Reservation - Lorain Cty. [Chris ]
26 Mar Ruby crowned kinglet CVNP Horseshoe Pond []
26 Mar Viewable Long-eared Owl - Union County [Blake Mathys ]
26 Mar Greenlawn Cemetery (Columbus) sapsuckers etc. [Pam Unger ]
21 Mar Redhead and a couple of Grebes on Coe Lake in Berea [Kathy Shank ]
21 Mar Eared Grebe at Buck Creek State Park [Jeff Peters ]
21 Mar Pine warbler Logan County ["Stierhoff, Elayna M." ]
21 Mar Stow [Dave Lewis ]
21 Mar Deer Creek - Pickaway County - Surf Scoters, Red-throated Loon [Melanie Shuter ]
22 Mar Woodcocks [Mary Huey ]
21 Mar Woodcocks (Stark Co) [Jon Cefus ]
21 Mar Short-eared Owls [Holly Lynn ]
22 Mar Re: Woodcocks (Stark Co) [Patty McKelvey ]
22 Mar Re: Woodcocks (Stark Co) [Gilbert DiSanto ]
22 Mar Re: Redhead and a couple of Grebes on Coe Lake in Berea [Jo Ann Kubicki ]
22 Mar Bath Nature Preserve [Douglas Vogus ]
23 Mar Ohio Avian Research Conference-Hold the Date! [Casey Tucker ]
23 Mar Little Gull - Summit Co [Brian ]
24 Mar Cuyahoga County, Coe Lake Berea: Horned Grebes, Scaup, Redhead, Gadwall, Hooded Mergansers (photos) [Tom Fishburn ]
24 Mar Killbuck Marsh and Funk [Paul_H ]

Subject: Turkey Vultures Bay Village
From: Chris Pierce <c.pierce AT ATT.NET>
Date: Sun, 2 Apr 2017 15:35:29 -0400
I saw an estimated 300 turkey vultures fly overhead on a northwest to southeast 
course while in Bay Village at the Great Lakes nature and science center 
between 3 to 3:35. 


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Subject: Wake Robin-Sandhill Crane 1PM
From: Sally Isacco <disacco AT ROADRUNNER.COM>
Date: Sun, 2 Apr 2017 15:24:33 -0400
Dave and I went to Big Creek Park first;  not much there.  FOY Tree
Swallows.  Pushed on to Wake Robin and found a Sandhill Crane.  Then to
Headlands (around 2PM).  Best for us were 3 Great Egrets flying along
the shoreline heading west.  Just nice to be out on such a beautiful day.
Sally Isacco, Chardon

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Subject: Louisiana Waterthushes (4) Stebbin's Gulch
From: Haans Petruschke <haans42 AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Sun, 2 Apr 2017 14:43:59 -0400
Hi,

Four Louisiana Waterthrushes were found on our survey hike in Stebbin's
Gulch at the Holden Arboretum this morning. The phenology of this species
on the extreme northern edge of its breeding range can only be described as
clock like.  We find them every year on or about April 1 in their preferred
breeding habitat along high quality running water.  They are always heard
as well as seen when they arrive.

Given the relatively mild winter we have been searching for them for the
past 3 weeks to no avail.  April 1 is the date warm or cold.  By about the
3rd week in April breeding territories are established.

Also found this morning was a singing Winter Wren. An expected but
irregular breeding species here on the front of the Allegheny Plateau.

Haans

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Subject: Looney Coe Lake, Berea, Cuyahoga County
From: Tom Fishburn <justachild AT HOTMAIL.COM>
Date: Sun, 2 Apr 2017 18:19:00 +0000
Hello all,


Two of the four Common Loons remained this morning, Sunday, close to on Coe 
Lake. It was nice again to see so close to home. Some occasional above water 
behavior made for an interesting show. Nine photos can be viewed in the album 
at this link: 




https://fowlman1954.smugmug.com/Nature/2017-Out-and-About-in-Ohio/2017-April-at-Coe-Lake/i-Bb5CpTD 



[https://photos.smugmug.com/Nature/2017-Out-and-About-in-Ohio/2017-April-at-Coe-Lake/i-Bb5CpTD/0/XL/170402065d5x%20-33H%20Loon%20Common%20Coe%20Lake%20Berea-XL.jpg] 


Common 
Loon 

fowlman1954.smugmug.com
Close to home in Berea Ohio

Enjoy!



Tom Fishburn
Berea, OH
https://fowlman1954.smugmug.com/Nature

"The wind blows where it wishes, and you hear the sound of it,
 but cannot tell where it comes from and where it goes. So is everyone who is 
born of the Spirit." John 3:8 

"Better a little faith, dearly won,
 better launched alone on the infinite bewilderment of truth, than perish on 
the splendid plenty of the richest creeds." Henry Drummond (1851-1897) 


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Subject: SciotoGrandview,4-02:rookery,eagle,migrants
From: rob thorn <robthorn AT EARTHLINK.NET>
Date: Sun, 2 Apr 2017 12:20:41 -0400
This morning, I stopped at several spots along the Scioto River from the Long 
Street Dam and Grandview up to Griggs dam, including the Shrum Mound Quarry 
rookery. The rookery seems to be gearing up quickly - I saw 100+ cormorants, 
80+ Great Blue Herons, and 8 Great Egrets, all building or defending nests. I 
also had lots of commuting herons & cormorants up and down the river. Other 
species of note included: 


Blue-winged Teal - 5 of them were in a small flock in the Shrum Mound Quarry 
Lake 

HoodedMergansers - a pair were in the river along the bikepath by Marble Cliff
Bald Eagle - an adult was perched along the river at Marble Cliff
E.Phoebes - singles were at many locations, totaling perhaps 5-6 all morning
Tree Swallows - many birds scattered along the river searching for nesting 
snags 

Brown Creepers - at least 2 were in the riparian area below Griggs Dam
Winter Wren - 1 was singing in the riparian strip along the bikepath at Marble 
Cliff 

Kinglets - only Golden-crowns, but they're still quite common; Griggs had the 
most with 10 

Cedar Waxwings - a pair was at Marble Cliff, while another single was at Griggs
Warblers - still only Yellow-rumps, and they were not very common
Tree Sparrows - a small flock of 5 was feeding along the edge of the disc golf 
course below Griggs dam 

Chipping Sparrows - singing birds were at both Marble Cliff and Griggs
Fox Sparrow - 1 was calling along the edge of the disc golf course below Griggs 
dam 

Blackbirds - Red-wings, Grackles, and cowbirds were all numerous, especially 
cowbirds 


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Subject: Re: Turkeys are Alive
From: Manon VanSchoyck <mvs AT OHIONATURE.ORG>
Date: Sun, 2 Apr 2017 13:45:34 +0000
You got me, Joe! I got chastised on a Facebook page last year for telling
every one to lighten up about the April fools day joke so I'm a little gun
shy. Thanks for trying at a wee bit of humor. Manon

On Sun, Apr 2, 2017 at 9:42 AM Joe Faulkner  wrote:

>      The 14 turkeys that were struck by lightning on April 1st came back
> to life on April 2nd.  Apparently it was just "April fools BS fodder".
> What appears to still be dead is the spirit of April fools day that existed
> on this list serve a few years ago.  Such is life in the birding lane.
> Enjoy your birding and find humor wherever you can.
>
>
> Joe Faulkner
> Somerset, Ohio
> Perry county
> Sent from iPad
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Subject: Turkeys are Alive
From: Joe Faulkner <joeinthewoods AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Sun, 2 Apr 2017 09:39:18 -0400
 The 14 turkeys that were struck by lightning on April 1st came back to life on 
April 2nd. Apparently it was just "April fools BS fodder". What appears to 
still be dead is the spirit of April fools day that existed on this list serve 
a few years ago. Such is life in the birding lane. Enjoy your birding and find 
humor wherever you can. 



Joe Faulkner 
Somerset, Ohio
Perry county
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Subject: Great Cormorant yes Sunday
From: jen brumfield <elfin_skimmer AT HOTMAIL.COM>
Date: Sun, 2 Apr 2017 11:14:48 +0000
Great Cormorant present on outer breakwall offWendy Park, 7:13 am 

Jen Brumfield 
Cleveland, OH

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Subject: Update on colonies near the Shrum Mound
From: Bill Whan <billwhan AT COLUMBUS.RR.COM>
Date: Wed, 29 Mar 2017 17:15:33 -0400
Visible from the vantage point atop the ancient Shrum Mound in Columbus
(https://www.ohioexploration.com/mounds/shrummound/), and from a small
pull-out on Riverside Drive to the south, a persistent bird colony has
again formed on a conical island in the Scioto River. Today more than a
hundred cormorants and nearly as many great blue herons have started
nesting, and expected soon are a similar numbers of great egrets. These
species are largely dedicated to nesting spots surrounded by water, and
this is the largest colony in the county. Soon, great egrets will be
joining the throng; they have been gathering along the river for the
past few weeks.
        Other species that insist on nesting sites surrounded by water will
inhabit this island. Over the past three years, a pair of herring
gulls--attracted by big chunks of limestone along the SE corner of the
island--has laid eggs there; as far as I know, these nests have never
yielded young birds, but the adults keep trying; the birds are easy to
see on the southeast side. GB herons in the county are more adaptable,
but this--as far as I know--is the only spot in the county where many
great egrets, gb herons, and cormorants nest together, and the only spot
for the gulls. It's been a great place to avoid humans for many years.
Bill Whan
Cols

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Subject: Re: Update on colonies near the Shrum Mound
From: James Muller <jrmuller12+birding AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Wed, 29 Mar 2017 21:50:39 +0000
Bill,

I probably should have updated this Listserv last night after I visited.
Over a dozen egrets were on the island, along with over 40 Great Blue
Herons, 60 Cormorants,, and five Herring gulls! This location is usually a
good spot to see Black-crowned Night-Herons in the summer too.

It's a fascinating sight, so birders in the area should check it out!

James Muller

On Wed, Mar 29, 2017, 5:15 PM Bill Whan  wrote:

> Visible from the vantage point atop the ancient Shrum Mound in Columbus
> (https://www.ohioexploration.com/mounds/shrummound/), and from a small
> pull-out on Riverside Drive to the south, a persistent bird colony has
> again formed on a conical island in the Scioto River. Today more than a
> hundred cormorants and nearly as many great blue herons have started
> nesting, and expected soon are a similar numbers of great egrets. These
> species are largely dedicated to nesting spots surrounded by water, and
> this is the largest colony in the county. Soon, great egrets will be
> joining the throng; they have been gathering along the river for the
> past few weeks.
>         Other species that insist on nesting sites surrounded by water will
> inhabit this island. Over the past three years, a pair of herring
> gulls--attracted by big chunks of limestone along the SE corner of the
> island--has laid eggs there; as far as I know, these nests have never
> yielded young birds, but the adults keep trying; the birds are easy to
> see on the southeast side. GB herons in the county are more adaptable,
> but this--as far as I know--is the only spot in the county where many
> great egrets, gb herons, and cormorants nest together, and the only spot
> for the gulls. It's been a great place to avoid humans for many years.
> Bill Whan
> Cols
>
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Subject: Union County Long-eared Owl Has Left
From: Blake Mathys <blakemathys AT HOTMAIL.COM>
Date: Wed, 29 Mar 2017 22:41:57 +0000
We were very fortunate to host the Long-eared Owl for 4 days; I originally 
found it on Friday (the 24th) and it was last seen Monday evening. I assumed it 
would only be around for one day, so I was shocked when I got home Saturday 
evening (after having been gone all day) and found it was still in the same 
tree. I'm glad that about a dozen people were able to come to see it on Sunday. 
I've put up a webpage with some pictures here: 



http://blakemathys.com/LEOW.html


I've checked those trees for the last 5 years...it finally paid off.


Blake Mathys

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Subject: Geauga County Birding Ladue Reservoir area, Little Punderson and Burton Wetlands
From: Barbara Zaas Partington <bzpart55 AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Wed, 29 Mar 2017 19:04:39 -0400
Rachel McKinney and I birded from 9:30 am to 2:30 in Auburn and Burton 
Townships in Geauga County, covering Ladue Reservoir (Boathouse parking area, 
Auburn Rd below the dam, Valley Rd north of boathouse, Bartholomew Rd, Little 
Punderson and Burton Wetlands (Geauga Park District). 


Valley Parking Area/Ladue Reservoir Boat Launch
Killdeer (multiple)
Robin - 1
Red Winged Blackbird (multiple)
Grackles (multiple)
Starlings (multiple)
 Common Loons (3)
Pied Billed Grebes (7)
Canada Goose (multiple)
OSPREY
Great Blue Heron (2)
Cormorant (6)
Song Sparrow (1)
Tufted Titmouse (1)
Cardinal (1)

Bartholomew Rd.
Bufflehead (8)
Gadwall (18)
American Widgeon (8)
Phoebe (1)
Red Tailed Hawk
Mourning Dove (2)
Bluebird (1)
Bald Eagle - immature

LaDue/Auburn below dam
(more Pied Billed grebes)
Blue Jay (3)
Chickadee (3+)
Bald Eagle - immature

Valley Rd north of boat launch
Horned Grebe (6+)
pied bill grebe - multiple
Coots (20+)
Mallard (1)
Red Breasted Merganser (6)

Little Punderson
Redhead (2)
Scaup (6+)
Ring Necked Duck (6+)

Burton Wetlands
Turkey Vulture (1)
Bald Eagle (immature)
Ring Necked Duck (10)
American Widgeon (1)
Bufflehead (4+)
Tree Swallows (4+)
Hooded Merganser (1)
SAND HILL CRANES (heard only)
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Subject: Lesser Black-backed Gulls - Clark County
From: Doug Overacker <cdoveracker AT WOH.RR.COM>
Date: Wed, 29 Mar 2017 19:16:44 -0400
Julie and I looked over the birds on the lake at Buck Creek State Park this
morning. At the north end of the lake there were a couple Lesser
Black-backed Gulls with the usual gulls. One was an adult and one was a
younger bird.

On Baldwin Lane we saw several snipe north of the railroad tracks and on the
east side of the road.

Doug Overacker
Springfield, Ohio

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Subject: New Ohio eBird shared bird reporting hotspots are active
From: Ken Ostermiller <ken.ostermiller AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Wed, 29 Mar 2017 17:52:24 -0700
Ohio birders have added several shared bird reporting hotspots to eBird.

http://ohioebirdhotspots.wikispaces.com/



Ashtabula County

Western Reserve Greenway Trail--Herzog Rotary Park


http://ohioebirdhotspots.wikispaces.com/Western+Reserve+Greenway+Trail--Herzog+Rotary+Park 




Belmont County

Egypt Valley Wildlife Area--Egypt Valley North Rd. 100


http://ohioebirdhotspots.wikispaces.com/Egypt+Valley+Wildlife+Area--Egypt+Valley+North+Road 


We have adjusted the names of two other hotspots at this wildlife area. The
wildlife area map uses the county and township numbering for the roads.
Google maps provide the names of the roads.

Egypt Valley Wildlife Area--East has been renamed: Egypt Valley Wildlife
Area--Smith Co. Rd. 104

Egypt Valley Wildlife Area--West has been renamed: Egypt Valley Wildlife
Area--Starkey Rd. 546



Mahoning County

Mill Creek Golf Course

http://ohioebirdhotspots.wikispaces.com/Mill+Creek+Golf+Course



Richland County

Bistline Rd. Skypool

http://ohioebirdhotspots.wikispaces.com/Bistline+Road+Skypool

Malabar Farm SP--Butternut Nature Trail


http://ohioebirdhotspots.wikispaces.com/Malabar+Farm+State+Park--Butternut+Nature+Trail 


Malabar Farm SP--Doris Duke Trail


http://ohioebirdhotspots.wikispaces.com/Malabar+Farm+State+Park--Doris+Duke+Trail 




Stark County

Coblentz Ave. Skypools

http://ohioebirdhotspots.wikispaces.com/Coblentz+Avenue+Skypools

Foxfield Preserve Nature Cemetery

http://ohioebirdhotspots.wikispaces.com/Foxfield+Preserve+Nature+Cemetery

Iron Horse Trail

http://ohioebirdhotspots.wikispaces.com/Iron+Horse+Trail



Summit County

Cuyahoga Valley NP--Buckeye Trail, Jaite to Blue Hen


http://ohioebirdhotspots.wikispaces.com/Cuyahoga+Valley+National+Park--Buckeye+Trail+Jaite+to+Blue+Hen 




Van Wert County

Convoy Park

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



Ken Ostermiller

eBird Hotspot reviewer for Ohio

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Subject: Potential lumps and splits
From: Kenn Kaufman <kenn.kaufman AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Thu, 30 Mar 2017 08:13:39 -0400
Ohio birders may be interested in some potential changes to our bird
checklists, based on the most recent set of proposals to the AOS (formerly
AOU) checklist committee. The full set of proposals can be read at this
link:
http://checklist.aou.org/assets/proposals/PDF/2017-C.pdf

The splits of Brown Creeper and Bell's Vireo described there won't change
the number of species possible in Ohio, since the southwestern forms of
those two complexes are extremely unlikely ever to show up in this part of
the country. (But if they're split, the English names of our local forms
might change.) However, if Nashville Warbler is split, we'll have to look
at these birds a lot more closely, since the western form certainly could
stray here in migration.

Perhaps most interesting locally is the proposed lump of Iceland Gull and
Thayer's Gull -- a move that, in the opinions of many, is long overdue.
It's worthwhile to go to the link and read the full account about this
situation. The back story on the research that led to the current status of
Thayer's is truly astounding. The outline of that story has been well known
to gull experts for more than 25 years, but until now I don't think it has
been published anywhere that would be readily accessible to most birders.

None of these proposed changes will be official until the AOS committee
votes on them, but it's good to know some of the rationale ahead of time.
If Thayer's and Iceland gulls are lumped, it will free us up to simply
enjoy the extreme amount of variation in these birds without having to try
to separate them into two (artificial?) categories.

Kenn Kaufman
Oak Harbor, OH

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Subject: American Golden-Plovers--Deer Creek SP.
From: Leslie Sours <lmsours AT AMERITECH.NET>
Date: Thu, 30 Mar 2017 11:11:44 -0400
There were 21 American Golden-Plovers along Mouser Rd. this morning. They were 
found by Bob Royse yesterday and found again today by Jason Simonis and Bill 
Kinkead. 

The Long-billed Dowitchers are still on the mudflats, just off of the marina. 

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Subject: First Wave (Part 2) Lawrence Woods (Hardin County)
From: Steve Jones <sjlarue1 AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Thu, 30 Mar 2017 14:24:29 -0400
Greetings!

Well,Things are starting to ramp up as the first wave of migrants (other
than Blackbirds) are starting to filter in to Lawrence Woods.
Yellow-bellied Woodpeckers are starting to appear (They have been absent
all winter.)  Pheobes are calling. Yellow-rumped Warblers are in the button
bushes at the pond. And I had two Hermit Thrushes back along the back side
of the boardwalk. Plus Field Sparrows are singing out in the prairie.

My two lists are below, they are divided by the prairie and the
boardwalk....BTW, the prairie is surrounded by three roads, so it is much
more vast than what you can see from the driveway. If you drive along the
border roads, nearly everything that isn't developed is part of the
preserve.  One might be able to spot prairie type warblers later on in the
spring along the back side of the preserve.

Happy birding and God bless,

Steve J.


Lawrence Woods State Nature Preserve, Hardin, Ohio, US
Mar 30, 2017 9:10 AM - 11:34 AM
Protocol: Traveling
1.0 mile(s)
14 species

Mallard  2
Ring-necked Pheasant  1
Turkey Vulture  13
Northern Harrier  2
Red-tailed Hawk  1
Northern Flicker  2
Blue Jay  2
American Robin  3
Northern Mockingbird  1
Field Sparrow  10
Song Sparrow  25
Red-winged Blackbird  100
Eastern Meadowlark  10
Common Grackle  25

Lawrence Woods State Nature Preserve--Woods Boardwalk, Hardin, Ohio, US
Mar 30, 2017 9:25 AM - 11:35 AM
Protocol: Traveling
1.25 mile(s)
35 species

Canada Goose  6
Wood Duck  2
Ring-necked Pheasant  3
Great Blue Heron  1
Turkey Vulture  6
Killdeer  2
Mourning Dove  1
Barred Owl  1
Red-headed Woodpecker  8
Red-bellied Woodpecker  6
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker  3
Downy Woodpecker  4
Hairy Woodpecker  4
Northern Flicker  2
Pileated Woodpecker  1
Eastern Phoebe  3
Blue Jay  8
American Crow  6
Carolina Chickadee  8
Tufted Titmouse  8
White-breasted Nuthatch  8
Brown Creeper  4
Golden-crowned Kinglet  21
Hermit Thrush  2
American Robin  25
European Starling  8
Yellow-rumped Warbler  26
Field Sparrow  5
Song Sparrow  4
Eastern Towhee  5
Northern Cardinal  8
Red-winged Blackbird  4
Eastern Meadowlark  1
Common Grackle  3
American Goldfinch  1

View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/
checklist/S35535396

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Subject: Re: First Wave (Part 2) Lawrence Woods (Hardin County)
From: Steve Jones <sjlarue1 AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Thu, 30 Mar 2017 15:39:47 -0400
Correction! Sapsuckers not Woodpeckers!  SMH. :-D

Happy birding and God bless

Steve J

On Mar 30, 2017 2:24 PM, "Steve Jones"  wrote:

> Greetings!
>
> Well,Things are starting to ramp up as the first wave of migrants (other
> than Blackbirds) are starting to filter in to Lawrence Woods.
> Yellow-bellied Woodpeckers are starting to appear (They have been absent
> all winter.)  Pheobes are calling. Yellow-rumped Warblers are in the button
> bushes at the pond. And I had two Hermit Thrushes back along the back side
> of the boardwalk. Plus Field Sparrows are singing out in the prairie.
>
> My two lists are below, they are divided by the prairie and the
> boardwalk....BTW, the prairie is surrounded by three roads, so it is much
> more vast than what you can see from the driveway. If you drive along the
> border roads, nearly everything that isn't developed is part of the
> preserve.  One might be able to spot prairie type warblers later on in the
> spring along the back side of the preserve.
>
> Happy birding and God bless,
>
> Steve J.
>
>
> Lawrence Woods State Nature Preserve, Hardin, Ohio, US
> Mar 30, 2017 9:10 AM - 11:34 AM
> Protocol: Traveling
> 1.0 mile(s)
> 14 species
>
> Mallard  2
> Ring-necked Pheasant  1
> Turkey Vulture  13
> Northern Harrier  2
> Red-tailed Hawk  1
> Northern Flicker  2
> Blue Jay  2
> American Robin  3
> Northern Mockingbird  1
> Field Sparrow  10
> Song Sparrow  25
> Red-winged Blackbird  100
> Eastern Meadowlark  10
> Common Grackle  25
>
> Lawrence Woods State Nature Preserve--Woods Boardwalk, Hardin, Ohio, US
> Mar 30, 2017 9:25 AM - 11:35 AM
> Protocol: Traveling
> 1.25 mile(s)
> 35 species
>
> Canada Goose  6
> Wood Duck  2
> Ring-necked Pheasant  3
> Great Blue Heron  1
> Turkey Vulture  6
> Killdeer  2
> Mourning Dove  1
> Barred Owl  1
> Red-headed Woodpecker  8
> Red-bellied Woodpecker  6
> Yellow-bellied Sapsucker  3
> Downy Woodpecker  4
> Hairy Woodpecker  4
> Northern Flicker  2
> Pileated Woodpecker  1
> Eastern Phoebe  3
> Blue Jay  8
> American Crow  6
> Carolina Chickadee  8
> Tufted Titmouse  8
> White-breasted Nuthatch  8
> Brown Creeper  4
> Golden-crowned Kinglet  21
> Hermit Thrush  2
> American Robin  25
> European Starling  8
> Yellow-rumped Warbler  26
> Field Sparrow  5
> Song Sparrow  4
> Eastern Towhee  5
> Northern Cardinal  8
> Red-winged Blackbird  4
> Eastern Meadowlark  1
> Common Grackle  3
> American Goldfinch  1
>
> View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/ch
> ecklist/S35535396
>

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Subject: American-golden Plovers- Deer Creek
From: Doreene Linzell <dlinzell611 AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Thu, 30 Mar 2017 09:39:21 -0400
Found yesterday by Bob Royse and relocated this morning by Jason Simonis and 
Bill Kinkead. The 20 plovers were found on the north side of Mouser Road 
between Dick Road and 207. They were there at 8:30. 


Earlier they had also relocated the Long-billed Dowitcher(s) far out on the 
mudflats from the marina. 


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Subject: Great Cormorant - Wendy Park
From: Doreene Linzell <dlinzell611 AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Sat, 1 Apr 2017 08:07:57 -0400
Jen Brumfield just called with news that there is a Great Cormorant on the
breakfront at Wendy Park.

Doreene Linzell

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Subject: Cuyahoga Valley National Park - Rockside Wetlands location - Cuyahoga County
From: Ken Andrews <ken.hikes AT HOTMAIL.COM>
Date: Fri, 31 Mar 2017 09:55:47 -0400
I have received a few emails asking where the Rockside Road Wetlands are 
located in the Cuyahoga Valley. They are not mentioned on the National Park 
map. 


The wetlands are just to the west of the Rockside Road train station for the 
Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad. 


The wetlands were also not mentioned on the Ohio eBird Hotspot web page that 
covered this area. But, thanks to Ken Ostermiller, they are now. 


http://ohioebirdhotspots.wikispaces.com/Rockside+Station

In case anyone is interested in visiting another wetlands in the same area just 
to the south (maybe to try to see or hear those elusive soras), you can go 
birding at the Brookside Road Marsh area. In the past I have seen and heard the 
soras in the marsh close to the intersection of the maintenance road and the 
railroad tracks. 


http://ohioebirdhotspots.wikispaces.com/Brookside+Road+Marsh

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Subject: n. shrike - Frohring Meadows Cuy. Co
From: inga schmidt <ingais AT EARTHLINK.NET>
Date: Fri, 31 Mar 2017 13:13:32 -0400
I had a good long look at a juvenile northern shrike, at Frohing Meadows 
an hour ago. The mask is very, very faint. It was off the path around the old 
wetland, 

on the Savage Road side of the pond.

Also at least 18 snipe…saw 15 or so in flight, and could still hear them 
calling from 

the ground.  A light rain had left me almost alone at Frohring today, which is
a rare treat in this crowded little spot.

Inga Schmidt

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Subject: Pectoral Sandpipers & other migrants- Huron Co.
From: Dan Kramer <dankramer6 AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Fri, 31 Mar 2017 16:06:44 -0400
Fog and rain this morning kept migrants mostly grounded. But as the fog lifted 
there were some obvious new arrivals. Working in Lyme and Sherman Townships of 
NW Huron County I noticed my first tree swallows of the year pushing forward 
into the light north winds. Numbers increased throughout the day. A single 
great egret stood next to a 1/4-acre pond and seemed out of place. And American 
pipits in good numbers were rising and falling as they fed here and there. But 
the most impressive migrants seen were possibly 1,000 pectoral sandpipers 
wheeling northward over the wet farmlands. In an hour I watched 8 different 
flocks of up to 200 birds flying low in typical shorebird flocks. A couple of 
these circled and landed briefly in some sheet water ponds just out of view. 


Dan Kramer 
Bolivar


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Subject: Female RWB
From: Leslie Hamrick Lutz <leslie250 AT COLUMBUS.RR.COM>
Date: Fri, 31 Mar 2017 18:46:11 -0400
I saw them on Canal Road off of SR104 in Pickaway County. South end of road 
there is a small pond. Three were there. 


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Subject: Loony Day!
From: Steve Jones <sjlarue1 AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Fri, 31 Mar 2017 21:36:35 -0400
Similar to the begining of the week, I took the last day in March to finish
up the North Eastern side of Ohio.   k I visited Waynetage, Trimble
Mahoning and Columbiana counties.  Some places were great, some I was glad
I had a second place to visit in that county. :-D
Here is all the places I went:

Funk Bottoms
Shreve Lake Wildlife Area
Sippo Lake
Meyers Lake
Deer Creek
Berlin Lake
Lake Milton
Mosquito Creek
Guilford Lake
Zeppernick

All of the lakes I visited today we're averageing about two to three
 Common Loons till Mosquito Creek where I topped out at 13 between the
cemetery hill hotspot to the dam/State Park area...Then I went to little,
tiny by comparison to places like Findlay Reservoirs, Guilford Lake in
Columbiana County...I had an asylum, cry, loomery, raft, or water
dance(take your pick of noun) of 47 Common Loons!!  Never had I seen so
many in one place, and at such a small lake.

Other highlights of the day for me  were 5 Long-tailed Ducks at Lake
Milton, and 5 Canvasback Ducks at Mosquito Lake.

Pretty much the lists were the same otherwise...Typical spring ducks.

Gotta love it when you have a day off. :-D

Happy birding and God bless!

Steve J

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Subject: More new species...
From: Bill Whan <billwhan AT COLUMBUS.RR.COM>
Date: Sat, 1 Apr 2017 10:47:00 -0400
The American Ornithologists'Union has again proposed a lot of changes in
the official list of North American birds. Just like last year, it seems
that a mix-master has again been employed on our knowledge of our birds.
Proposals for this years' changes can be read at
http://checklist.aou.org/assets/proposals/PDF/2017-C.pdf  . These
proposals will be scrutinized, and those accepted will change the
official AOU list of North American birds....until next year's set of
proposals are accepted.
        In days gone by, changes in the relatively stable AOU list were caused
by the collection of some bird from the south found north of the US
border of Texas, or the discovery of the corpse of an interesting
pelagic species washed up on a beach in Oregon. DNA technologies have
changed our understanding.
        Schlubs like us, without expensive machines to tease apart DNA strands,
are advised to rewrite checklists, adding or subtracting new or old
species, changing the order of checklists to reflect new knowledge, and
change scientific (and common) names to comply. With new techniques for
studying birds, the yearly proposals from the AOU as to our
understanding of our birdlife always offer new surprises.
        Because most of this new knowledge comes from the application of
expensive machinery and exacting expertise upon a limited number of
specimens, the new species are pretty hard to understand. We thought we
had reached a level of understanding about species, and this was a
signal that the days when accumulations of specimens were necessary had
gone by. Now, however, a tray full of Bell's vireos may be described in
more than one way--perhaps many ways: so far it's proposed we can
distinguish (with advanced technology) Least and Bell's Vireos. These
are described as full species, not subspecies. Vocalizations can be
analyzed and discriminated, as can be food choices, ranges, and habitat
preferences.
        Among other proposals, it is suggested we should split Bell's vireo,
brown creeper, and Nashville warbler, and lump Thayer's and Iceland
gulls. Chemistry reigns.  Most intriguing perhaps is the list of new
species based on adding Greenland to the North American avifauna....
Enjoy, but forget those lists!
Bill Whan
Columbus

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Subject: 14 Dead turkeys
From: Joe Faulkner <joeinthewoods AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Sat, 1 Apr 2017 12:32:01 -0400
 This morning about 9:00, one of my big dogs walked into the yard carrying A 
DEAD TURKEY. This dog is definitely not stealthy enough to have a caught a live 
turkey, so I assumed he had found a dead one and just brought it home. I buried 
the creature in the garden. Half an hour later, the dog showed up with another 
dead turkey. Now I had to investigate. Followed the dog back into the woods, 
and was shocked to find another 12 dead turkeys. Then I realized what 
apparently had happened. Lightning had struck the tree under which the birds 
were standing, and killed them all. I have actually seen this sort of thing 
once before, when I was a kid on my grandfather's farm in Virginia. That time 
it was about twenty sheep. We were only about 100 yards away, and were lucky it 
wasn't us. 

 I hear turkeys nearly every morning in the spring, so I already have it as a 
year yard bird.It's sad to think that a whole flock might have been wiped out, 
but some might have been far enough away that they could have survived. (Some 
of the sheep did). At any rate, twelve turkeys definitely fill up the front 
loader on a Kubota tractor. I'm thinking about preparing one for dinner 
tonight. Anyone have any recipes for wild turkey? 



Joe Faulkner 
Somerset, Ohio
Perry county
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Subject: Caesar Creek Nature Center birds
From: Jim Hickman <000000f094328d69-dmarc-request AT LISTSERV.MIAMIOH.EDU>
Date: Sat, 1 Apr 2017 16:11:47 +0000
Louisiana Waterthrush, 3 Red-breasted Nuthatches and 6 Purple Finches and other 
common forest birds. 


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Subject: Great Cormorant - yes!
From: Doreene Linzell <dlinzell611 AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Sat, 1 Apr 2017 11:49:29 -0400
11:45 seen again. It is about 75 yards to the left (west) of the
lighthouse. It is by a rectangular block that is tilted to look like a
diamond. It is being observed from the hill top. This is at Wendy Park in
Cleveland.

This is NOT an April Fool's joke.

Doreene Linzell

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Subject: Scioto-Berliner,4-01:migrants,ospreys,eagles
From: rob thorn <robthorn AT EARTHLINK.NET>
Date: Sat, 1 Apr 2017 13:16:19 -0400
Even the drizzly morning couldn't slow the steady progress of migrants and 
returning nesters this morning along the Scioto River in Columbus. I stopped at 
both Scioto Audubon and Berliner Parks, and found a steady movement of early 
temperate migrants. Included among the notable birds were: 


Great Egret - at least 1 was stalking around the bay at Scioto Audubon
Cormorants - 8 fishing in the rain-swollen river was an interesting sight
Bald Eagles - 1 adult and 2 juveniles in Berliner speak to a family group from 
last year 

Osprey - a pair were soaring together over Scioto Audubon
Flickers - 2 at each site were unusual for such an urban area
E.Phoebes - 2 at Scioto and 4 at Berliner continue the strong Spring showing of 
this early migrant 

BrownCreepers - 6 in the riparian woods of Berliner speak to a movement of 
these guys 

WinterWrens - single birds were singing at both Scioto Audubon and Berliner
Kingelts - lots of Golden-cronws (18+), but also found a single Ruby-crown (at 
Scioto) 

HermitThrush - 1 was foraging along the edge of the bikepath at Berliner
Chipping Sparrows - 2 were at Scioto Audubon, but weren't singing on this 
chilly overcast morning 

FieldSparrow - 1 was singing in the overgrown field at Berliner Park
Juncos - a few were still scattered between both parks
Cowbirds - they've arrived in force, with double-digit squealing males at both 
parks 


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Subject: Re: Scioto-Berliner,4-01:migrants,ospreys,eagles
From: James Muller <jrmuller12+birding AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Sat, 1 Apr 2017 18:00:13 +0000
There are two Bald Eagles checking out an ​old nest at the 5th Avenue
bridge in Grandview Heights.

On Sat, Apr 1, 2017, 1:16 PM rob thorn  wrote:

> Even the drizzly morning couldn't slow the steady progress of migrants and
> returning nesters this morning along the Scioto River in Columbus.  I
> stopped at both Scioto Audubon and Berliner Parks, and found a steady
> movement of early temperate migrants.  Included among the notable birds
> were:
>
> Great Egret - at least 1 was stalking around the bay at Scioto Audubon
> Cormorants - 8 fishing in the rain-swollen river was an interesting sight
> Bald Eagles - 1 adult and 2 juveniles in Berliner speak to a family group
> from last year
> Osprey - a pair were soaring together over Scioto Audubon
> Flickers - 2 at each site were unusual for such an urban area
> E.Phoebes - 2 at Scioto and 4 at Berliner continue the strong Spring
> showing of this early migrant
> BrownCreepers - 6 in the riparian woods of Berliner speak to a movement of
> these guys
> WinterWrens - single birds were singing at both Scioto Audubon and Berliner
> Kingelts - lots of Golden-cronws (18+), but also found a single Ruby-crown
> (at Scioto)
> HermitThrush - 1 was foraging along the edge of the bikepath at Berliner
> Chipping Sparrows - 2 were at Scioto Audubon, but weren't singing on this
> chilly overcast morning
> FieldSparrow - 1 was singing in the overgrown field at Berliner Park
> Juncos - a few were still scattered between both parks
> Cowbirds - they've arrived in force, with double-digit squealing males at
> both parks
>
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Subject: 2 Common Loons; Hooded Mergansers, Kingfisher at Coe Lake
From: Kathy Shank <kshank AT WOWWAY.COM>
Date: Sat, 1 Apr 2017 16:05:49 -0400
Two Common Loons hanging around southwestern end of Coe Lake, within
very good viewing/photographing distance (at 3:00 pm anyway).  One male
Hooded Merganser with six females also at the sw end; one male with a
couple of females at northern end. KIngfisher perched on post of
boardwalk at northern end for the longest time, occasionally diving and
then returning to post (too bad didn't have camera with me).  Hooded
Grebes scattered about as well; one Lesser Scaup.

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Subject: Great Cormorant update
From: jen brumfield <elfin_skimmer AT HOTMAIL.COM>
Date: Sat, 1 Apr 2017 20:44:06 +0000
Hi all- at 7:50 am this morning I found a Great Cormorant on the outer 
breakwall off Wendy Park. This is undoubtably the same individual from 
March/April 2016 (found in 2016 by Todd Eiben). The bird frequented the 
breakwall near the lighthouse throughout the morning and afternoon. As of 4:30 
pm today, I'm receiving negative reports. Photos and video on Ohio Chase Birds 
Facebook page. 


The next mystery to solve is--- where does this bird spend the summer? 

Currently over 400 Double-created Cormorants on the breakwalls today. Iceland 
(first cyc) and Glaucous (first cyc) plus 8 Lesser Black-backed Gulls. 


Jen Brumfield 
Cleveland, OH
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Subject: NEOTROPIC CORMORANT over Wilderness Road
From: jen brumfield <elfin_skimmer AT HOTMAIL.COM>
Date: Sat, 1 Apr 2017 21:25:48 +0000
Jacob Roalef and Chris Collins just had an adult Neotropic Cormorant fly south 
over Wilderness Road. Photos on Ohio Chase Birds. Incredibly, they just pulled 
off a 3 Cormorant day in Ohio. None of this is April Fools BS fodder. 


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Cleveland, OH
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Subject: BlendonWoods,4-10:ducks,migrants
From: rob thorn <robthorn AT EARTHLINK.NET>
Date: Sat, 1 Apr 2017 17:31:58 -0400
Blendon Woods is showing lots of late straggler and early migrant activity this 
afternoon. An hour spent around the nature Center,Goldenrod Trail, and Lake 
Trail found a good list of birds, including 


waterfowl - Thoreau lake had small#s, but good diversity, with Wood, Black, 
Shoveler, Gadwall, LesserScaup, and Ring-necked Ducks still present 

Red-headed Woodpecker - an adult was still foraging along the pipeline cut on 
the Lake Trail 

E.Phoebes - 2-3 were foraging along the Lake Trail
Tree Swallows - a flock of 40 were fluttering over Thoreau Lake gleaning a few 
insects 

BrownCreepers - at least 2 were along the Lake Trail
Kinglets - only Golden-crowns, but there were plenty of them
Gnatcatcher - a Blue-gray was hanging around the Nature Center area (I also had 
one at Berliner Park this morning, so they may have moved in on a broad-front) 

Warblers - only Yellow-rumped, but there were 3-4 of them along the Lake Trail
Tree Sparrow - still 1 hanging out around the Nature Center feeders
Field Sparrows - 2-3 were singing in meadows along the Goldenrod & Lake Trails
Fox Sparrows - 1 was foraging under the feeders at the Nature Center

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Subject: Franklin county turkey and crow
From: Michael Hatfield <000000f92fb7df1d-dmarc-request AT LISTSERV.MIAMIOH.EDU>
Date: Sat, 1 Apr 2017 16:58:50 -0400
Butch Rockwell just called and had 6 wild turkeys and 5 old crows at Dicks Den 
just north of the OSU campus in Columbus Ohio! Happy bird-day buddy and April 
Fools!!!! 


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Subject: four loons on Coe Lake
From: Kathy Shank <kshank AT WOWWAY.COM>
Date: Sat, 1 Apr 2017 20:57:09 -0400
Tonight there were four loons on Coe Lake, all in a group at the
southwestern end.  Also spotted a large, black, long-necked bird perched
high in a tree at the western tip of the island in the southern end of
Coe Lake.  Too dark and too far away to identify though.

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Subject: Re: 14 deceased turkeys
From: Laura <thenaturegurl AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Sat, 1 Apr 2017 22:59:56 -0400
April Fool's huh? Good one, man!

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Subject: Rockside Road Wetlands - Cuyahoga Valley National Park - Cuyahoga County
From: Ken Andrews <Ken.hikes AT HOTMAIL.COM>
Date: Wed, 29 Mar 2017 12:22:12 -0400
This morning I had two soras and six green-winged teals at the Rockside Road 
wetlands in the Cuyahoga Valley National Park. 


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Subject: Big Island Shorebirds (Marion Co.)
From: Steve Jones <sjlarue1 AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Wed, 29 Mar 2017 13:27:48 -0400
There are 4 Greater Yellowlegs behind the caretaker's house on the right in
the far back wet spot.

Ron Sempier had a scope and was able to ID...All I could see is that they
were not ducks. :-D

Also a lot of Green-winged Teal and Northern Shovelers still along SR 95
and Herr Rd.

Happy birding and God bless,

Steve J.

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Subject: Long-billed Dowitchers--Deer Creek SP
From: Leslie Sours <lmsours AT AMERITECH.NET>
Date: Tue, 28 Mar 2017 16:31:26 -0400
On 3/27, Corinna Honscheid and Beth Lenoble found two Long-billed Dowitchers at 
Deer Creek SP. This is the exact date one was present last year. The shorebirds 
are on the mudflats between George's Run and the Marina. 


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Subject: Fox Sparrows & Eagles
From: Carole Babyak <owllo42 AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Tue, 28 Mar 2017 15:04:38 -0400
Monday and today I've had Fox sparrows singing at the woods edge.
Sunday while driving to Youngstown, Ohio, 2 Immature Eagles were swooping
and circling high over the Mahoning River near Valourec Industries.
And Goldfinches are getting gold

Carole Babyak Howland Twp. NE Ohio

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Subject: 14 County Day N/W Ohio
From: Steve Jones <sjlarue1 AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Tue, 28 Mar 2017 13:48:51 -0400
What a Monday!

I am trying to bird at least once in every county in Ohio. So Yesterday I
had part of the day off, so I decided to get as many counties on the North
west side that I could visiting hotspots that do not get a lot of
attention.  Mainly I tried to stick to small reservoirs due to the fact
that you can cover a small lake or park pond in minutes rather than hiking
a trail that could take hours. With the exception of Putnam and Van Wert
(See below), I tried to get at least two checklists from each county.

So my route went from Lima Reservoirs then to Defiance Gilmore Res.(Which I
thought was part of Putnam county...but is really part of Van Wert), then
Kalida Park Which I found out was my only stop in Putnam. :-D) Then I just
meandered up to Fulton County's Archbold and Wauseon Reservoirs, picking up
a few places along the way in Henry County.  then down the western counties
of Ohio picking up a few more reservoirs, down to Darke County, Miami, and
Shelby, Finishing up at dusk at Indian Lake in Logan County (I was really
waiting to go back to work...but why waste the daylight. :-D)

So what were the observations from such a grand adventure...first Ohio
counties are screwy. Van Wert, Defiance, and Putnam look like they were cut
out with a scroll saw.  Second every reservoir had at least one loon in it,
with most having at least three.  Third You will never guess where I had
the most bird species...VAN WERT!! followed by Paulding, with 29 and 26
species respectively...Who knew?! :-D  The extra checklist didn't add much
to Van Wert, What I found at Defiance-Gilmore were found at Van Wert's main
reservoirs.  I did however pick up a few extra woodlot species at Convoy
Park.  the rest of the counties were 15-19 species. and finally I feel
sorry for those who live at Indian Lake...Rafts of Gulls were along the far
side of the lake from Old Field beach and I could hear them on the
beach...they sounded like thousands of Blackbirds, so I can just imagine
how it sounded over along the islands. :-D

Rather than list all 18 checklists, I will just put a synopsis of the ones
for
Van Wert and Paulding since they never seem to get any attention :-D But
what was seen there was seen elsewhere, just not all together.

Happy birding and God bless,

Steve J

Delphos-Gillmor Reservoir, Van Wert, OH
Canada Goose  22
Mallard  5
Bufflehead  4
Ruddy Duck  9
Horned Grebe  3
Killdeer  5
Mourning Dove  2
Song Sparrow  2
Red-winged Blackbird  50
Eastern Meadowlark  1

Convoy Park, Van Wert, OH
Cooper's Hawk  1
Mourning Dove  6
Downy Woodpecker  2
Northern Flicker  2
Eastern Phoebe  1
Blue Jay  2
Brown Creeper  1
American Robin  15
Dark-eyed Junco  4
Song Sparrow  3

Van Wert Reservoirs, Van Wert, OH
Mallard  50
Blue-winged Teal  20
Green-winged Teal  3
Lesser Scaup  25
Red-breasted Merganser  100
Ruddy Duck  4
Common Loon  3
Horned Grebe  5
Double-crested Cormorant  1
American Coot  2
Herring Gull  2
American Robin  30
European Starling  25
Red-winged Blackbird  125
American Goldfinch  5
House Sparrow  25

Black Swamp Nature Center & Paulding Reservoir, Paulding, OH

Canada Goose  10
Redhead  25
Lesser Scaup  25
Bufflehead  2
Hooded Merganser  2
Red-breasted Merganser  100
Common Loon  2
Pied-billed Grebe  2
Horned Grebe  3
Wood Duck  2
Mallard  2
Blue-winged Teal  4
Northern Shoveler  2
Belted Kingfisher  2
Northern Flicker  3
Eastern Phoebe  1
Golden-crowned Kinglet  6
American Robin  25
Field Sparrow  2
Fox Sparrow  1
Song Sparrow  1
Northern Cardinal  2
Red-winged Blackbird  4
Killdeer  2
Mourning Dove  2
Tree Swallow  8

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Subject: Spring arrivals at West Creek Reservation - Cuyahoga County
From: Ken Andrews <Ken.hikes AT HOTMAIL.COM>
Date: Tue, 28 Mar 2017 11:50:36 -0400
I took a walk yesterday at West Creek Reservation in Parma after lunch. I saw 
and heard a number of golden-crowned kinglets as soon as I got into the wooded 
areas. There were some field sparrows, one tree swallow and some chipping 
sparrows in the field. Along the creek was a belted kingfisher, an eastern 
phoebe, a brown creeper and one Louisiana waterthrush. There were female 
red-winged blackbirds and a wood duck in the wetlands. I also ran into a spider 
web in the woods, which is also a spring thing. 


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Subject: Lorain County Common Loon
From: Femme Metal <femme.metal AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Tue, 28 Mar 2017 10:52:28 -0400
I spotted a Common Loon at New Russia Township Nature Preserve in Oberlin
around 9:45 am this morning.  Posting photo (not great - from my cell
phone) to Birding Ohio on Facebook.

Also saw several Killdeer, a couple of Bluebirds, and could hear a
Meadowlark singing in the distance.

Happy Birding!
Kristen Stillwell

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Subject: Late Post: L. Waterthrush - Vinton County
From: Ben Crow <Ben.Crow AT COMMUNITYBANCSHARES.COM>
Date: Tue, 28 Mar 2017 09:36:45 -0400
On Saturday 3/25/17 a Louisiana Waterthrush was heard singing along Siverly 
Creek in Swan Township. He has been seen and heard daily since. 


Semper Aves,
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Subject: ColumbusCorridors,3-26,27:migrants
From: rob thorn <robthorn AT EARTHLINK.NET>
Date: Tue, 28 Mar 2017 01:18:00 -0400
I squeezed out some time the past 2 days to visit two close-by riparian strips 
here in central Ohio: the Big Walnut greenbelt between Academy and McCorkle 
Parks here in Gahanna, and the Alum Creek Greenbelt around Innis & Mock Parks 
in Columbus. Both showed good #s of early migrants, though nothing unusual. The 
list included: 


TurkeyVultures - 2-3 along each greenbelt
Red-shouldered Hawks - calling birds at Academy Park and Innis park (a pair), 
as these raptors reclaim urban parklands here 

Killdeer - good numbers in both locations, anywhere with open fields
Sapsuckers - single birds at Woodside Green park (Big Walnut) and Innis Park 
(Alum Creek) 

E.Phoebes - almost common, with 3-4 along Big Walnut and 6 along Alum Creek
BrownCreepers - not large #s, with only 2 in 2 hours along each creek greenbelt
Kinglets - good #s of Golden-crowns along both; Alum had a single Ruby-crown 
near Mock Park 

E.Bluebirds - pairs prospecting for nest sites in meadow along both creeks
Mockingbirds - 3 were along the Alum Creek greenbelt, where some probably 
winter 

BrownThrashers - none, despite good habitat in both locations
E.Towhees - almost common, with 5+ along Big Walnut and 7+ along Alum Creek
ChippingSparrows - 2 singing birds along each greenbelt
Fox Sparrow - a single bird in a scrubby area of McCorkle Park in Gahanna
White-throated Sparrows - common, with small flocks of 5-7 birds in many 
locations 

Blackbirds - Red-wings and cowbirds widespread, grackles not so much; no 
Rusties 


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Subject: Fwd: Black River Audubon April Programs
From: Terri Martincic <naturenut AT WOWWAY.COM>
Date: Mon, 27 Mar 2017 17:19:29 -0400
 *Black River Audubon Presents Three April Programs*
*                 (Please note program locations)*

*The Jack Smith Outstanding Speaker Series* will feature Brian “Fox” Ellis
on April 1st, 2 pm, at the *French Creek Nature Center*, *4530 Colorado
Ave, Sheffield Village*. Mr. Ellis, a nationally known interpreter and
storyteller, will be taking on the persona of John James Audubon for his
program “*Sharing the life of John James* *Audubon”**. *

* Ellis* portrays Audubon in this entertaining and meticulously researched
monologue drawing from Audubon’s journals, essays, and letters to his
friends and colleagues. In both performances, Fox will introduce the
audience to the basic science skills of field observation, species
classification, and bird behavior studies. He will explore the concepts of
migration, habitat, niche, and adaptation. Fox will explain Audubon’s
techniques of painting to help students develop field observation and
scientific illustration skills*. Be sure not to miss this informative and
entertaining program.*





The Black River Audubon Society welcomes field biologist and member Andy
Lance as he presents his program *“Incorporating Native Plants in an Urban
Landscape”* on April 4, 7pm, at *Sandy Ridge Reservation*, *6195 Otten
Road, North Ridgeville*.

Lance has worked with the Cleveland Metroparks as a field botanist and also
taught ecology and biology at LCCC. His talk will provide invaluable
information on the importance of including native plants in our own
backyards.




On April 25, *Black River Audubon and Firelands Audubon* will welcome Dr.
Bernie Master as he presents his program *“World Birding”* at *Ritter
Public Library, 5680 Liberty Avenue, Vermilion* at 7 p.m.

Dr. Master, an internationally recognized conservationist, has a Life List
that includes over three-quarters of the world’s bird species, a total in
excess of 7,800 birds. A previously unrecorded song bird in Columbia,
the *Vireo
masteri, *or Choco Vireo, is named for his family.

In addition, Dr. Master, a distinguished health care professional,
pioneered the first managed-care
company in the country, serving Columbus and Dayton’s Medicaid patients.
The Columbus Education Association honored him with the Dr. Martin Luther
King, Jr. Humanitarian Award in 1995.

Dr. Master’s book, *“No Finish Line”* will be available for sale after 
the 

talk at a special discounted price. Copies can also be purchased on
Amazon.com.

*All of these programs are free to the public. For more information on
programs, volunteering or becoming a member, visit
www.blackriveraudubon.org .*

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Subject: Blendon Woods-Metro Park-songbirds, waterfowl
From: "Simpson, Bruce" <simpson AT METROPARKS.NET>
Date: Mon, 27 Mar 2017 15:53:56 -0400
*Blendon  Woods Metro Park is located in the northeast corner of Columbus
off of I 270 and Rte 161. Take the Little Turtle Way exit.*

*Below is a list of some of the Birds seen in the last 3 days.*

*        Nature Center*
*           Fox Sparrow*
*           White-throated Sparrow*
*           A Tree Sparrow*
*           Turkeys-male, female, young (polts)*

*     Lake Trail*
*           E Towhee*
*           Golden-crowned Kinglet*
*           Tree Swallows*
*            E Bluebirds*

*    Thoreau Lake*
*           A Black Duck*
*           Ring-necked Duck*
*           Gadwall*
*           Mallards*
*           N Shoveler*
*           Rudy Duck*
*           Mute Swan*
*           Green-winged Teal*
*           Great Blue Heron*
*           E Phoebe*
*           Double-crested Cormorant*
*           Red-tailed Hawk*
*           Pied-billed Grebe*
*           Hooded Merganser*
*           Lesser Scaup*
*           Wood Ducks*




*    Hickory Ridge Trail*
*           Carolina Wren*
*           Killdeer*
*           Red-tailed Hawk*
*           Pileated Woodpecker*




*                    Blendon Woods Metro Park*
*                       Nature Center*
*                            614-895-6221 <(614)%20895-6221>*

*                        Bruce Simpson-Naturalist at Blendon Woods Metro
Park in Columbus*

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Subject: Fox Sparrow, Creeper in Columbus yard
From: Susanna <susanna AT COLUMBUS.RR.COM>
Date: Mon, 27 Mar 2017 11:27:30 -0400
I have a Fox Sparrow (red as usual) in backyard this morning and a female
Towhee finally showed up, so there's a whole lot of kicking going on.  I
guess the male towhee finally gave up waiting in our subdivision for over a
week.  Actually I saw a male Eastern Towhee in yard off and on from March 9
thru March 21.

Also this morning had a Brown Creeper on our maple, beautifully matching the
tree bark.  Yesterday saw my FOS Hermit(?) Thrush in yard.  Sorry my 300 mm
camera lens is almost 20 years old, so no pics worth sharing.



Susanna Heideman

SW Columbus / Galloway, Franklin County OH


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Subject: Northern Shrike, Lake Erie Bluffs 3/27
From: John Pogacnik <jpogacnik AT HOTMAIL.COM>
Date: Mon, 27 Mar 2017 14:54:13 +0000
There was a moderate movement of birds at the Lake Erie Bluffs this morning. 
Most of the songbirds were heading west. Typically the majority are heading 
east. There were a few vultures moving, but few hawks. 



A northern shrike was observed west of Lane Road. It was sitting in a birch 
tree southwest of the observation deck. It sat there for almost 15 minutes 
before dropping. I did not see it again. Also of note were 2 surf scoters, 2 
blue-winged teal, 1 great egret, 1 merlin, 4 tree swallow, , and 1 eastern 
phoebe. 




Lake Erie Bluffs Metropark--Lane Rd., Lake, Ohio, US
Mar 27, 2017 7:00 AM - 10:15 AM
Protocol: Traveling
1.0 mile(s)
Comments: It was mostly cloudy with a moderate SW wind and temperatures in the 
50s. Most of the songbirds were flying west. Typically the majority are heading 
east. 

57 species (+1 other taxa)

Canada Goose  22
Wood Duck  8
Gadwall  7
American Black Duck  8
Mallard  22
Blue-winged Teal  2
Northern Shoveler  2
Green-winged Teal  1
Canvasback  117
Surf Scoter  2
Bufflehead  2
Hooded Merganser  2
Red-breasted Merganser  318
Ruddy Duck  23
Common Loon  6
Horned Grebe  4
Double-crested Cormorant  2
Great Blue Heron  2
Great Egret  1
Turkey Vulture  66
Northern Harrier  1
Bald Eagle  2
Red-tailed Hawk  2
Killdeer  21
Ring-billed Gull  345
Herring Gull  196
Great Black-backed Gull  6
Caspian Tern  2
Mourning Dove  74
Barred Owl  1
Red-bellied Woodpecker  1
Downy Woodpecker  2
Northern Flicker  9

Pileated Woodpecker  1
American Kestrel  1
Merlin  1
Eastern Phoebe  1
Northern Shrike 1 Observed southwest of the Lane Road trails observation deck. 

Blue Jay  3
American Crow  294
Tree Swallow  4
Black-capped Chickadee  2
Tufted Titmouse  1
Eastern Bluebird  2
American Robin  318
European Starling  440
American Tree Sparrow  6
Dark-eyed Junco  22
Song Sparrow  61
Swamp Sparrow  1
Eastern Towhee  1
Northern Cardinal  7
Red-winged Blackbird  1250
Eastern Meadowlark  2
Rusty Blackbird  11
Common Grackle  320
Brown-headed Cowbird  160
blackbird sp.  3000
American Goldfinch  2


John Pogacnik

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Subject: March Delaware County Bird Club meeting is Monday March 27
From: Darlene Sillick <azuretrails AT COLUMBUS.RR.COM>
Date: Sun, 26 Mar 2017 22:43:36 -0400
     The Delaware County Bird Club meetings and program presentations take
place on the fourth Monday of each month, September through April, except in
November and December when they are held on alternate days to accommodate
the Thanksgiving and Christmas Holidays. Meetings are held in the lodge at
Deer Haven Preserve at 4183 Liberty Road, Delaware OH, 43015. Doors open at
the new time of 6:30 PM and programs begin at 7:00 PM and will be followed
by reports of local bird sightings and socializing. Meeting dates can also
be found on the Preservation Parks Calendar at this link:

http://www.preservationparks.com/events-calendar/



March 27th: "Dr. Burtt's Mr. Wilson" - Bryan Sharp, Adjunct Instructor,
Columbus State Community College.

     Dr. Edward H. Burtt, Jr. founded the Delaware County Bird Club in 1987,
after arriving at Ohio Wesleyan University as a Zoology Professor in 1977.
Many of us hold dear, fond memories of Jed. He was an exceptional educator,
colleague and friend. Even if you only met him briefly, his benevolent
charisma was clearly evident. He also had an insatiable drive to promote his
passion for the study of our feathered friends. During the course of his
career, Jed gave hundreds of presentations, both nationally and
internationally, on his ornithological research, and mentored countless
students, earning the 2011 Ohio Professor of the Year award from the
Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching and the Council for the
Advancement and Support of Education along the way.

     Not only was Jed interested in the natural history of birds, but also
in the stories of his ornithological predecessors. Of particular interest
was Alexander Wilson. Dr. Burtt served a term as President of the Wilson
Ornithological Society and wrote several papers and a biography on Mr.
Wilson. Many people, even those with considerable avian knowledge, consider
John James Audubon to be the founder of ornithology on the



American continent. However, Dr. Burtt sets the record straight by
rightfully bestowing that title on Alexander Wilson. The publication of
Wilson's first volume of American Ornithology preceded that of Audubon's
Birds of America by nearly two decades. There exists some evidence that
Wilson encouraged, or at least inspired, Audubon to pursue his interest in
painting birds, although their encounter appears to have been brief.
Whatever the case, Wilson's paintings are worthy of comparison to those of
Audubon.

     In the March 2017 meeting of the Delaware County Bird Club, we will
explore the main points of Dr. Burtt's biography of Wilson, and, more
importantly, share our own biographical memories of our beloved Jed. Many of
us have been touched by Jed either casually or for many, quite profoundly.
We want this to be a celebration of many of the amazing things he did for
peers, friends, students and club members of the now 30 year old Delaware
County Bird Club. For some fun, please wear a bird tie, bird scarf, bird pin
or bird article of clothing in tribute to Jed. We hope to have a few things
for all to take part in at the meeting.





     Bryan Sharp is a biologist, educator, hiker and birder.  As an
undergraduate, he studied the microflora of avian plumage and its effects on
feather degradation under the guidance of Dr. Edward H. (Jed) Burtt, Jr.
Those studies included banding many songbirds, as did the MAPS (Monitoring
Avian Productivity and Survivorship) project on which he worked in San
Diego, California while conducting research for his Master's thesis on brood
parasitism of Brown-headed Cowbirds (Molothrus ater) on Least Bell's Vireos
(Vireo bellii pusillus).

     Bryan also holds a Master's degree in Educational Administration and
has been a teacher or principal for over 15 years. Other jobs he has held
include banding birds of prey for a season in the Florida Keys, being a
summer camp counselor in North Carolina and Colorado, conducting point
counts of birds in a riparian restoration area and sequencing avian DNA. He
has also volunteered as an ecology and bird guide at parks in San Diego, CA
and Durango, Mexico. Mr. Sharp currently teaches biology at Columbus State
Community College and moonlights as a park ranger with Franklin County Metro
Parks in Columbus, Ohio.





April 24th: "The Birds of Hocking County, Ohio" - John Watts, Resource
Manager, Columbus and Franklin County Metro Parks.  This will be the last
program of the season.






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Subject: Phoebe Geauga County
From: Barbara Zaas <bzpart55 AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Sun, 26 Mar 2017 21:22:03 -0400
Phoebe returned to Rockhaven Rd - calling from same location as last years nest 
area 



Barb Partington
Munson Twp
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Subject: Female Yellow-Headed Blackbird at Lake Abrams (Cuyahoga County)
From: Ken Andrews <Ken.hikes AT HOTMAIL.COM>
Date: Sun, 26 Mar 2017 16:24:41 -0400
A female yellow-headed blackbird was seen at close range at the boardwalk at 
Lake Abrams in Big Creek Reservation this morning. There was a birdwalk by the 
Cleveland Metroparks to see the blackbirds rise up out of the marsh at 7 am. It 
was fantastic to see so many birds. Some would perch in the trees and in the 
marsh nearby. We were able to ID some rusty blackbirds, as well. 


The female yellow-headed blackbird perched on the south side of the boardwalk 
on top of a cattail. Richard Moore initially spotted it and thought it might be 
a female red-winged blackbird as they weren't very common. But, the clear 
bright yellow throat told us that it was a yellow-headed blackbird. 


Naturalist Joe Higgins from the West Creek Watershed Stewardship Center who was 
leading the birdwalk confirmed the ID with binoculars. 


After the birdwalk some of us kept birding. We heard a common yellowthroat at 
the east end of the boardwalk. One birder saw it. There were at least three 
eastern phoebes calling and a couple of swamp sparrows in the same area. More 
vocal phoebes and some golden-crowned kinglets were down the path in the woods 
all the way to the apartments and businesses. 


Some of us drove to the Rocky River Nature Center after that for the bird 
banding session. We go to see an Eastern Phoebe up-close that was caught in the 
nets. The nets were set up near the feeders which were close to the river where 
the phoebes were trying to catch insects. 


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Subject: Binocular Case Found Near Shreve
From: Kathy Mock <2klmockingbird AT ATT.NET>
Date: Sun, 26 Mar 2017 14:44:12 -0400
While birding near Shreve today, I picked up an empty compact binocular case 
that was lying in the middle of Cemetery Road. 


Please contact me off-list to claim.

Thanks,

Kathy Mock

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Subject: 3Creeks-to-PickPonds,3-26:migrants
From: rob thorn <robthorn AT EARTHLINK.NET>
Date: Sun, 26 Mar 2017 13:58:24 -0400
I found lots of activity in a drizzly survey of these sites south of Columbus 
this morning, reaching 60 species in about 4 hours. Many resident birds were on 
territory, but there were lots of lingering winterers as well as early migrants 
of both waterfowl & landbirds. The list included: 


Dabbling Ducks - good diversity at Pick Ponds, including Green-winged Teal, 
Shovelers, and Gadwalls 

Diving Ducks - 3 Creeks had 4 Redheads at Heron Pond, while Pick Ponds had a 
few scaup and 50+ Ring-necks. Bufflehead were at ponds along Shannon Rd, along 
with Hooded Mergansers. 

Other Waterfowl - both Pied-billed & Horned Grebes were at Pick Ponds; 
PickPonds also had 50+ Coots 

Herons - the rookery at Ellis Pond is back in action with 20+ Great Blues; 2 
Great Egrets were also at Pick Ponds 

Shorebirds - Killdeer were everywhere, and Cruiser Pond had 2 Wilson's Snipe
Raptors - a Harrier was at Pick Ponds, while a Kestrel was at 3-Creeks.
Sapsucker - at least 1 was calling at the Confluence area of 3-Creeks
E.Phoebes - widespread along creeks at both parks
Tree Swallows - small flocks at Cruiser Pond and around Pick Ponds
BrownCreeper - at least 2 were in the riparian woods at the Confluence area of 
3-Creeks 

Kinglets - only Golden-crowned, but there were many at 3-Creeks, with 20+ in 2 
hours 

BrownThrashers - singing birds were at Elk Run Park (3-Creeks) and Ellis Pond 
(Pick Ponds) 

Tree Sparrows - still 4 hanging around the Glacier Knoll feeder at Pick Ponds
Field Sparrows - singing birds at many locations in both parks
Chipping Sparrows - singing birds at several places around 3-Creeks, with the 
Confluence area having 3 

FoxSparrows - single birds were singing at both parks.
White-crowned Sparrows - 5 were scattered between the Wood Duck area and 
Glacier Knoll area feeders at Pick Ponds 

Juncos - still widespread, with a flock of 12 at Confluence area of 3-Creeks 
the high # 

E.Meadowlark - 1 was singing around Cruiser Pond in Groveport
Blackbirds - Red-wings, Grackles, & Cowbirds abundant, but no Rusties found

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Subject: Sandy Ridge Reservation - Lorain Cty.
From: Chris <c.pierce AT ATT.NET>
Date: Sun, 26 Mar 2017 13:07:45 -0400
A decent morning at Sandy Ridge. The water is pretty high there, so
little shorebird habitat is available.

There were lower numbers of ducks than expected, but I did see Blue and
Green-winged Teal, N. Shovelers,

Am. Black Ducks, Ruddies, Woodies, one Ring-necked and a single Horned
Grebe. Lot's of FOY sparrows including Swamp, Field, White-Crowned,

and Fox. One of the Eagles did a few flyovers and the resident
Red-shouldered Hawk appeared as well.


See you on the trails,


Chris Pierce

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Subject: Ruby crowned kinglet CVNP Horseshoe Pond
From: bluebirdfan AT GMAIL.COM
Date: Sun, 26 Mar 2017 10:47:46 -0400
Ruby and Golden crowned kinglets now along the old farmstead drive past 
pavilion. Eastern towhee and Flickers calling. Two Eastern phoebes near 
pavilion. Notably, zero red breasted nuthatches found. Heard a trill twice that 
sounded good for pine warbler but never found bird. This site is very good for 
early pines. 

Karen Gray - Summit Co 

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Subject: Viewable Long-eared Owl - Union County
From: Blake Mathys <blakemathys AT HOTMAIL.COM>
Date: Sun, 26 Mar 2017 12:57:51 +0000
We have a Long-eared Owl roosting on our property, and I would like to extend 
an invitation to come see it at 5 p.m. today. It can be viewed from a 
respectful distance, but I would like to limit it to just a single viewing to 
minimize disturbance, and I would ask that no one try to visit without 
arranging it with me. Please email me 
(blakemathys AT hotmail.com) for specific 
directions if you would like to come out to see it at 5 p.m., we're located on 
the west side of Union County, about an hour northwest of Columbus. This 
invitation can also be extended to other birding sites (facebook, etc.). 



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Subject: Greenlawn Cemetery (Columbus) sapsuckers etc.
From: Pam Unger <000001bf50cfbe5e-dmarc-request AT LISTSERV.MIAMIOH.EDU>
Date: Sun, 26 Mar 2017 06:06:13 +0000
Spent about an hour watching the freshly filled feeders at Thurber Pond (aka 
the Pit) on this balmy Saturday.  Best sighting was a couple of FOY frolicking 
sapsuckers (immature and female), also 1 brown creeper, a pair of wood ducks, a 
single male red-winged blackbird, and all the usual suspects--still quite a few 
juncos but only one white-throated sparrow.  A goose sat below the feeders the 
whole time; I was afraid it might be nesting but it finally stood up to leave 
and no egg!  On the way out I was treated to my FOY mockingbird medley--blue 
jay, killdeer, robin alarm call--almost drowned out by the machinery on the 
other side of the fence.  Good birding!  Pam The world is not dangerous 
because of those who do harm but because of those who look on and do nothing  
. -- Albert Einstein 


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Subject: Redhead and a couple of Grebes on Coe Lake in Berea
From: Kathy Shank <kshank AT WOWWAY.COM>
Date: Tue, 21 Mar 2017 13:16:31 -0400
Pair of Redheads sighted at northern end of lake; some species of Grebe
hanging around in northern end (usually in the middle of that end) and
another one in the middle of the southern end as well.  Can't identify,
maybe some else can.

Hooded Mergansers and Common Loon (second one spotted a few days ago) in
southern end of lake; Scaups still present in northern end.

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Subject: Eared Grebe at Buck Creek State Park
From: Jeff Peters <jeffrey.peters AT WRIGHT.EDU>
Date: Tue, 21 Mar 2017 13:35:42 -0400
There is an Eared Grebe at Buck Creek State Park in Clark Co. Observed at the 
Marina yesterday and today. Also, lots of Common Loons, Horned Grebes, 
Red-breasted Mergansers, and Bonaparte's Gulls, among other birds. 


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Subject: Pine warbler Logan County
From: "Stierhoff, Elayna M." <EMStierhoff AT COLUMBUS.GOV>
Date: Tue, 21 Mar 2017 21:51:36 +0000
Well, it must be spring. I have a pine warbler singing in the evergreens in my 
side yard right now. 


Near West Mansfield OH

Elayna

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Subject: Stow
From: Dave Lewis <Loopyonetwo AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Tue, 21 Mar 2017 18:57:56 -0400
Oboy! The Carolina Wrens are back at my feeder.

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Subject: Deer Creek - Pickaway County - Surf Scoters, Red-throated Loon
From: Melanie Shuter <mbshuter AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Tue, 21 Mar 2017 20:03:56 -0400
Deer Creek was hopping today.  The dam area held at least 30 Common Loons,
25 or more Horned Grebes (many in transitional plumage), one Red-throated
Loon (first seen by Bob Royse) and 6 Surf Scoters (also seen first by Bob)
- 1 male, 5 female/1st winter.  They were seen between 2:30 and 4:30 p.m.

Other birds seen around the lake - immature Bald Eagle, Osprey at platform,
lots of Red-breasted Mergansers, Lesser Scaup, Hooded Mergansers,
Buffleheads, Pied-billed Grebes, Ruddy Ducks, Ring-necked Ducks,
Green-winged Teal.  Two Eastern Phoebes and a few Tree Swallows were
found.  Ring-billed, Bonaparte's and Herring Gulls were seen.

In the wetlands off Egypt Pike, there were loads of Redheads and Gadwall,
Northern Shovelers, Ring-necked Ducks,  American Widgeon, Lesser Scaup,
Ruddy Ducks, Buffleheads, Mallards,Green-winged Teal, Hooded Mergansers,
Red-breasted Mergansers, a few Wood Ducks and Pied-billed Grebes.  A few
Am. Tree Sparrows and 2 Fox Sparrows were seen.

Melanie Shuter
Circleville, OH

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Subject: Woodcocks
From: Mary Huey <mary.huey AT SBCGLOBAL.NET>
Date: Wed, 22 Mar 2017 00:36:38 +0000
 This evening I made a quick stop at Chagrin River Park in Willoughby.  
Checking the field at the Erie Rd. entrance from 8 p.m. to 8:15 p.m.  There 
were 3 seperate woodcocks calling and displaying!!  I've seen one in the same 
area last year, but three!!  Very exciting!!  If you aren't familiar with 
this park, it is perhaps 1/2 mile north of downtown Willoughby. 

Mary HueyWilloughby

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Subject: Woodcocks (Stark Co)
From: Jon Cefus <jcefus AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Tue, 21 Mar 2017 20:52:02 -0400
Hello!

Once again, the Woodcocks are calling and doing display flights at Sippo Lake 
Park in Stark Co. 


Park at the Exploration Gateway lower parking lot by the bike rental station 
and picnic shelter on 12th St. Walk briefly on the gravel path and then cross 
the footbridge headed west. Turn right at the end of the bridge and you're 
there. 


I had at least 3 calling (maybe 5) at 8 pm. Peepers and Chorus Frogs were 
singing too. 


The bridge is getting worn and can be slick, so be mindful.

Happy birding!

Jon Cefus

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Subject: Short-eared Owls
From: Holly Lynn <hollymlynn AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Tue, 21 Mar 2017 21:44:25 -0400
3 Short-eared Owls were still present at the Lorain County Airport
tonight.  All three were active around 7:00 pm for over half an hour before
the sun set.  We posted pictures on eBird.

Holly Lynn
Vermilion

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Subject: Re: Woodcocks (Stark Co)
From: Patty McKelvey <pambirds AT HOTMAIL.COM>
Date: Wed, 22 Mar 2017 14:19:33 +0000
Within the last week or so, American Woodcock have also been appearing at Erie 
Street Cemetery (Cuyahoga County). Best of birding! 


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

> On Mar 22, 2017, at 10:13 AM, Gilbert DiSanto  wrote:
> 
> Woodcocks calling in Novelty as well.
> 
>> On Tue, Mar 21, 2017 at 8:52 PM, Jon Cefus  wrote:
>> 
>> Hello!
>> 
>> Once again, the Woodcocks are calling and doing display flights at Sippo
>> Lake Park in Stark Co.
>> 
>> Park at the Exploration Gateway lower parking lot by the bike rental
>> station and picnic shelter on 12th St.  Walk briefly on the gravel path and
>> then cross the footbridge headed west.  Turn right at the end of the bridge
>> and you're there.
>> 
>> I had at least 3 calling (maybe 5) at 8 pm.  Peepers and Chorus Frogs were
>> singing too.
>> 
>> The bridge is getting worn and can be slick, so be mindful.
>> 
>> Happy birding!
>> 
>> Jon Cefus
>> 
>> Sent from my iPhone
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Subject: Re: Woodcocks (Stark Co)
From: Gilbert DiSanto <gilbertino8 AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Wed, 22 Mar 2017 10:13:01 -0400
Woodcocks calling in Novelty as well.

On Tue, Mar 21, 2017 at 8:52 PM, Jon Cefus  wrote:

> Hello!
>
> Once again, the Woodcocks are calling and doing display flights at Sippo
> Lake Park in Stark Co.
>
> Park at the Exploration Gateway lower parking lot by the bike rental
> station and picnic shelter on 12th St.  Walk briefly on the gravel path and
> then cross the footbridge headed west.  Turn right at the end of the bridge
> and you're there.
>
> I had at least 3 calling (maybe 5) at 8 pm.  Peepers and Chorus Frogs were
> singing too.
>
> The bridge is getting worn and can be slick, so be mindful.
>
> Happy birding!
>
> Jon Cefus
>
> Sent from my iPhone
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Subject: Re: Redhead and a couple of Grebes on Coe Lake in Berea
From: Jo Ann Kubicki <jak1 AT CLEVELANDMETROPARKS.COM>
Date: Wed, 22 Mar 2017 15:41:51 +0000
I saw the Redheads on Sunday along with Greater Scaup, Hooded Mergansers, 
Common Loon, Gadwall and what I identified one as a Horned Grebe with light, 
golden ear tufts showing. Hope someone can confirm. 


[http://sig.cmparks.net/cmp-ms-90x122.png]Jo Ann Kubicki
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From: Ohio birds  on behalf of Kathy Shank 
 

Sent: Tuesday, March 21, 2017 1:16 PM
To: OHIO-BIRDS AT LISTSERV.MIAMIOH.EDU
Subject: [Ohio-birds] Redhead and a couple of Grebes on Coe Lake in Berea

Pair of Redheads sighted at northern end of lake; some species of Grebe
hanging around in northern end (usually in the middle of that end) and
another one in the middle of the southern end as well.  Can't identify,
maybe some else can.

Hooded Mergansers and Common Loon (second one spotted a few days ago) in
southern end of lake; Scaups still present in northern end.

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Subject: Bath Nature Preserve
From: Douglas Vogus <vogeye AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Wed, 22 Mar 2017 19:05:47 -0400
A quick after work hike at the Bath Nature Preserve, Bath, Summit County.

In the Garden Bowl Pond/Wetland: 2 Tundra Swan, 6 Wood Duck, 6 Mallard, 8
Green-winged Teal.

Field next to Garden Bowl: flushed 1 American Woodcock.

Field west of South Woods: 1 Eastern Meadowlark singing.

Also N. Spring Peepers & W. Chorus Frogs calling despite 32-degree weather.

Douglas W. & Michelle Vogus, Akron, Ohio.

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Subject: Ohio Avian Research Conference-Hold the Date!
From: Casey Tucker <tuckercasey AT HOTMAIL.COM>
Date: Thu, 23 Mar 2017 01:15:01 +0000
Hi All!


This is a quick announcement that this year's Ohio Avian Research Conference 
will be held on Saturday, October 14th. 



This will be the fifth consecutive year for this conference and it will be held 
once again at Denison University's Samson-Talbot Biological Building. 



Ohio's conference is one of the first regional conferences recognized by the 
American Ornithological Society (formerly the American Ornithologist's Union & 
Cooper Ornithological Society). 



This conference is a great opportunity to expand your knowledge and 
understanding of birds, expand your identification skills, make conservation 
connections, and generally enjoy a good time and positive camaraderie....and 
the food is not bad either. 



So mark Saturday, October 14th on your calendar and watch for subsequent 
conference-related news and announcements in the coming months. 



Best!


Casey Tucker

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Subject: Little Gull - Summit Co
From: Brian <brian0918 AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Thu, 23 Mar 2017 22:36:04 +0000
A Little Gull was reported seen this morning at Nimisila Reservoir in
Summit Co, on the southeastern part of the reservoir, around the area of
Christman and Comet Rd. ID was confirmed with photos.

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Subject: Cuyahoga County, Coe Lake Berea: Horned Grebes, Scaup, Redhead, Gadwall, Hooded Mergansers (photos)
From: Tom Fishburn <justachild AT HOTMAIL.COM>
Date: Fri, 24 Mar 2017 01:19:38 +0000
This evening a fair number of birds on the water at Coe Lake including several 
Scaup, Horned Grebes (breeding and non-breeding). Also, a Redhead pair, a 
Gadwall twosome, and a few Hooded Mergansers. 



Photos can be viewed at this link:



https://fowlman1954.smugmug.com/Nature/2017-Out-and-About-in-Ohio/2017-23rd-March-Coe-Lake/i-gqRSp9p 




Tom Fishburn
Berea, OH
https://fowlman1954.smugmug.com/Nature

"The wind blows where it wishes, and you hear the sound of it,
 but cannot tell where it comes from and where it goes. So is everyone who is 
born of the Spirit." John 3:8 

"Better a little faith, dearly won,
 better launched alone on the infinite bewilderment of truth, than perish on 
the splendid plenty of the richest creeds." Henry Drummond (1851-1897) 


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Subject: Killbuck Marsh and Funk
From: Paul_H <000003bbe4728c00-dmarc-request AT LISTSERV.MIAMIOH.EDU>
Date: Fri, 24 Mar 2017 07:32:00 -0400
Last night we had 19 species of ducks at Clark Road, Wright Marsh, the next 
body of water down from Wright Marsh, and Funk. 


The best bird was a Eurasian Widgeon at Clark RD. There were still a surprising 
amount of ducks everywhere with still good amounts of Pintails. A pleasant 
surprise was 60+ Tundra Swans at Wright Marsh. It was impossible to get an 
accurate count as they were constantly moving in and out of sight behind the 
weeds. Another surprise were 3 Common Mergansers at Funk seen from 95. 


At dusk we watched 8 Short-eared Owls fly out of the weeds on the south side of 
Wilderness RD. 


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