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White-winged Tern,©Jan Wilczur

28 Jul The swifts are descending once again! [Darlene Sillick ]
28 Jul Re: Binoculars fogging [Randy Rowe ]
28 Jul Re: Binoculars fogging [Steve Jones ]
27 Jul Re: Binoculars fogging [Casey Tucker ]
27 Jul Re: Binoculars fogging []
27 Jul Binoculars fogging [Hayward Chappell ]
27 Jul Peregrine and Shorebirds - Sandy Ridge [Elaine & Marty Cohen ]
26 Jul bell's Vireo, Findlay Oh [Robert Sams ]
25 Jul Marbled Godwit - no! [Doreene Linzell ]
25 Jul Re: Sandy Ridge Lorain County [Edward Enold ]
25 Jul Sandy Ridge Lorain County [Chris ]
25 Jul Marbled Godwit [Doreene Linzell ]
25 Jul Sandhill Cranes--St. Louisville, Licking Co. [Casey Tucker ]
24 Jul Wren...Marsh? [Ken Andrews ]
24 Jul Sedge Wrens CVNP [Ken Andrews ]
24 Jul Mississippi Kite - Ross Co. [jeremy ]
23 Jul No Subject [Ken Ostermiller ]
23 Jul Possible Fish Crows in Parma - Cuyahoga County [Ken Andrews ]
23 Jul LaDue - Auburn Rd. Geauga Co. [inga schmidt ]
22 Jul Singing warblers, Muskingum County [Robert Evans ]
22 Jul Pickerington-Chatterton,7-22:SandhillCrane,shorebirds [rob thorn ]
22 Jul American White Pelicans in Lake Erie [H Thomas Bartlett ]
22 Jul Lots of fledglings in Geauga Co. [Nancy Obryan ]
20 Jul Little Blue Heron - Highland Co. [jeremy ]
19 Jul PELAGICS Local Patch SEPTEMBER DATES REGISTRATION [jen brumfield ]
18 Jul Re: Bank swallow gathering [Randy Rowe ]
18 Jul Bank swallow gathering [Bill Whan ]
18 Jul Black Terns - 5! [Doreene Linzell ]
17 Jul New Suburban Columbus Yard Bird ["Marc D. Schroeder" ]
17 Jul Quarry Oakes, Huffman Prairie, Englewood Metro Park today [Regina Schieltz ]
17 Jul Columbus,7-17: BlueGrosbeak,herons [rob thorn ]
17 Jul Mystery Bird: I think Juvenile Horned Lark... [Ken Andrews ]
17 Jul Re: Mystery Bird at Margaret Peak NP (Lorain County) [Matthew Valenic ]
17 Jul Re: Mystery Bird at Margaret Peak NP (Lorain County) [Kenn Kaufman ]
17 Jul Mystery Bird at Margaret Peak NP (Lorain County) [Ken Andrews ]
16 Jul Big Island Wildlife Area Shorebirdapolusa-Marion County [Steve Jones ]
16 Jul Englewood Metropark - shorebirds [jeremy ]
16 Jul Shrum Mound news, Columbus [Bill Whan ]
15 Jul Lawrence's Warbler in Summit Co [Brian Tinker ]
15 Jul Re: Black Terns - 5! [Leslie Sours ]
15 Jul leucistic house sparrows in Montville, Geauga County [Barbara Zaas Partington ]
14 Jul Avocets ["greenheron58 AT insight.rr.com" ]
14 Jul Avocets - 9! [Doreene Linzell ]
14 Jul Black Terns - 5! [Doreene Linzell ]
14 Jul American Avocer [Gus Lanese ]
12 Jul Teddy and the warbler [Bill Whan ]
12 Jul Re: First time observed Killdeer behavior [Randy Rowe ]
12 Jul PaintCr&RockyForkGorges,7-10:warblers,tanagers,BlueGrosbeak [rob thorn ]
10 Jul First time observed Killdeer behavior [Matthew Valenic ]
10 Jul Blendon Woods-Summer Birds ["Simpson, Bruce" ]
10 Jul House Sparrows vs. Japanese Beetles [Susanna ]
10 Jul Rocky Fork-Summer Birds ["Simpson, Bruce" ]
10 Jul Thoughts on Spring Valley Wildlife Area [Bill Whan ]
10 Jul Osprey in Athens [Lee H ]
9 Jul Sandy Ridge Shorebirds [Timothy Jasinski ]
9 Jul Re: Piping plovers [Steve Jones ]
9 Jul Englewood East Metropark Shorebirds [Beverly Neubauer ]
9 Jul Re: Piping plovers [Dave Horn ]
9 Jul Piping plovers [Bill Whan ]
9 Jul Cuyahoga Valley Towpath Census [DUG ]
9 Jul Re: Extra info on new checklist [Steve Jones ]
9 Jul Big Island Shorebirds [Steve Jones ]
9 Jul Re: Jackson Field / South Chagrin Reservation - No Bank Swallows along the Chagrin River? [Steve Jones ]
9 Jul SciotoGrove-Shadeville,7-08:Eagle,sparrows [rob thorn ]
8 Jul Western Meadowlark at Battelle Darby Creek [Gene Stauffer ]
8 Jul Chuck-will's Widow [Jerry ]
8 Jul Extra info on new checklist [Bill Whan ]
8 Jul New AOU Checklist [Bill Whan ]
8 Jul Bobwhite SWMP Westerville [Mark Sullivan ]
8 Jul Re: Jackson Field / South Chagrin Reservation - No Bank Swallows along the Chagrin River? [Todd Eiben ]
8 Jul upperAlumCreekLake,Hoover,7-07: cuckoos,swallows,warblers [rob thorn ]
7 Jul OUT of STATE-- Presque Isle PA report [jen brumfield ]
7 Jul Jackson Field / South Chagrin Reservation - No Bank Swallows along the Chagrin River? [Ken Andrews ]
7 Jul Re: Fwd: Mystery ducks - bath nature preserve [Cynthia N ]
7 Jul Fwd: Mystery ducks - bath nature preserve [Elaine & Marty Cohen ]
6 Jul Lorain County - Savannah Sparrow [Spencer Ryan ]

Subject: The swifts are descending once again!
From: Darlene Sillick <azuretrails AT COLUMBUS.RR.COM>
Date: Thu, 28 Jul 2016 23:08:46 -0400
On my drive to work at Cardinal Health, from Powell, Ohio to Dublin, Ohio,
my route takes me across the O'Shaughnessy Dam near the Columbus Zoo. The
last couple weeks I have declining numbers of swallows and an increasing
number of Chimney Swifts. As I pass over the dam, swifts are all twisting
and turning as they gobble down aerial insects for breakfast.  With this
observation and looking at the calendar, here we are at the end of July
already. I know it is time to start checking out the large and not so large
industrial and regular size chimneys.  I do that so I can watch an annual
spectacle of nature 'the staging of Chimney Swifts' as they amass near
sunset darting lower and lower in the sky. Soon they start to circle and dip
near the chimney mouth then as darkness is imminent, they appear to be
sucked into the chimney and all is quiet.  Clinging onto the brick and
mortar walls they gather and sleep.



Last night, I decided to visit a new chimney location and broaden my swift
adventures looking for new chimneys to observe at just the right time,
sunset.  This past Sunday night, my friend Paula told me as her husband was
landing at OSU Don Scott Field after 9pm, when she recognized the chittering
sound of gathering swifts.  Last night we drove down and arrived at
8:50pmET.  There were 8 or so flying near the terminal and in 10 minutes
they doubled their numbers.  The chimney to the west of the tower must have
a story.  It is taller than the terminal and is a round large brick
structure.   Shortly after 9pm the birds were multiplying and by about
9:30pm close to 50 birds had entered the chimney.  During our time at the
back of the parking lot we had a Common Nighthawk fly across the lot from
north to south.  The first time he was very fast and quiet, the second time
he meandered and twisted and continually called in wonderful nighthawk
fashion.  What a great way to marvel about birds, see the stunning clouds
and sunset and talk birds with a friend.



The end of July is usually when the staging begins and then the fun starts
for 'swift watchers'.  The swifts congregate in communal roosts prior to
their migration in the late summer and early fall to the Amazon basin of
Peru. Some roosts may consist of an extended family group of a half a dozen
birds or so, but the larger sites can host hundreds or even thousands of
swifts!  Grab a folding chair and deal with mosquitos the best you can and
watch this amazing spectacle. Observe the roost starting about 30 minutes
before sunset and estimate the number of swifts that enter the chimney.
After the last swift enters the structure, fill out their on-line reporting
form.  The form works best when using   Google
Chrome as your browser. Count and enter data in
 www.chimneyswift.org. Swift Watch is the
second weekend of August and September, Aug 12, 13 and 14 and Sept 9,10 and
11 are the dates for this years' Swift Night Out.  Watch near dusk for the
sound of the swifts twittering and chittering and flying around a chimney.
Then count them as they enter the chimney and note the start and end time.




About 16 years ago, I discovered the large colony at Sells Middle School in
Dublin, Ohio where for a couple years there were over 5000 birds entering
the chimney.  Visit  
www.ColumbusAudubon.org  under the conservation tab and click on Chimney
Swifts to read up on the swifts history and behavior in our area.  This
YouTube Video  
www.youtube.com/watch?v=5RNN-UvvLyQ  will give you a sense of the show you
will see.  Take some time and look for sites in your neighborhood in old
school or business chimneys'.  Take time to report your findings and get
others excited to watch the swifts.  Take it a step further and get involved
in a swift tower conservation project.  Several are going up in the central
Ohio area.  Stop by Sells on Aug 13 and 14 and Sept 9 when I will be there
madly counting.  I will answer questions and give a brief program till it is
count time. Bring your lawn chair and you and the mosquitos will enjoy the
free show.  I check the sunrise sunset website and I try to go at least 30
minutes or more before sunset and watch the birds come in from all
directions. If it is a cloudy and overcast night, the birds will start
sooner.  Check the Columbus Audubon calendar of events and see where members
of CA will be counting swifts and can answer your questions. Please be sure
to observe private property and be a considerate bird watcher.



Darlene Sillick

Powell, Ohio










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Subject: Re: Binoculars fogging
From: Randy Rowe <rowe926 AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Thu, 28 Jul 2016 09:21:26 -0400
Hayward: What is happening to your binocs is simply atmospherics. When
outside temps are hot, the air can hold a lot more moisture than it can
when cooler. Thus there is a lot of water vapor in the air, ie. high
humidity. When your binocs are kept in AC, the surface temp of the glass is
much cooler than the outside temps. When that moisture laden air touches
your cool glass, the water vapor immediately condenses out as liquid water
that fogs up your lens. This problem should go away when the temp of the
glass comes up to equal the outside temp. This is the same thing that
happens when a glass of ice water "sweats" on the outside of the glass as
moisture condenses on the cool surface. The only option for your binocs is
to wipe off the condensation with a soft cloth until the glass warms up.

I remember one time we were in Central American birding. We had a cabin
with AC at our lodge. If we kept our binocs in the cabin at night, when we
went outside in the morning we couldn't see at all in the first 10 minutes
or so. It was so humid. Fortunately, the attached bathroom was not air
conditioned and we soon realized that we needed to keep our binocs there at
night so they would remain at the outside temps. That solved the morning
fogging problem.

Best wishes. Randy Rowe, Wooster

On Thu, Jul 28, 2016 at 5:57 AM, Steve Jones  wrote:

> Zeiss has a Fog spray and wipe system that is good for binocs.  Googlé
> "Zeiss Fog Defender".  Should work on spotting scopes and cameras as well.
>
> Happy birding,
>
> Steve J.
>
> On Jul 27, 2016 11:39 AM, "Hayward Chappell" 
> wrote:
>
> > OK- probably dumb question, but I think I need clarification:
> >
> > I always thought "fog free" binoculars meant that the OUTSIDE of the
> lenses
> > would not fog... so I bought Nikon Monarchs 7 which, like many other
> decent
> > binocs state that they are fog free. However, when I take my binoculars
> out
> > of my air conditioned house into this heat- they immediately fog up...
> so I
> > thought that my binocular seals had been damaged and I need to send in
> for
> > repair....
> >
> > BUT I have been reading sites that state that "fog free" DOES NOT refer
> to
> > outside of lens fogging up- is that true?
> >
> > If so- does everybody have this problem with outside of lens fogging up
> no
> > matter how fancy binocs are and is there any way to fix it?
> >
> > Seems like hear a bird I want to see- run inside and get my binoculars
> and
> > then run outside only to have them fog up and by time they clear- bird is
> > gone.
> >
> > Woe is me
> >
> > Hayward Chappell
> > Lawrence County
> >
> > --
> > Hayward Chappell
> > 766 Private Rd. 3952
> > Willow Wood, OH 45696
> >
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Subject: Re: Binoculars fogging
From: Steve Jones <sjlarue1 AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Thu, 28 Jul 2016 05:57:05 -0400
Zeiss has a Fog spray and wipe system that is good for binocs.  Googlé
"Zeiss Fog Defender".  Should work on spotting scopes and cameras as well.

Happy birding,

Steve J.

On Jul 27, 2016 11:39 AM, "Hayward Chappell" 
wrote:

> OK- probably dumb question, but I think I need clarification:
>
> I always thought "fog free" binoculars meant that the OUTSIDE of the lenses
> would not fog... so I bought Nikon Monarchs 7 which, like many other decent
> binocs state that they are fog free. However, when I take my binoculars out
> of my air conditioned house into this heat- they immediately fog up... so I
> thought that my binocular seals had been damaged and I need to send in for
> repair....
>
> BUT I have been reading sites that state that "fog free" DOES NOT refer to
> outside of lens fogging up- is that true?
>
> If so- does everybody have this problem with outside of lens fogging up no
> matter how fancy binocs are and is there any way to fix it?
>
> Seems like hear a bird I want to see- run inside and get my binoculars and
> then run outside only to have them fog up and by time they clear- bird is
> gone.
>
> Woe is me
>
> Hayward Chappell
> Lawrence County
>
> --
> Hayward Chappell
> 766 Private Rd. 3952
> Willow Wood, OH 45696
>
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Subject: Re: Binoculars fogging
From: Casey Tucker <tuckercasey AT HOTMAIL.COM>
Date: Wed, 27 Jul 2016 16:19:51 +0000
To prevent external fogging you might look into applying some Rain-X, which 
repels most forms of condensation and moisture on glass. Contact the 
manufacturer though to make sure that the Rain-X application won't affect any 
external coatings that optimize light transmission. 



Good luck!


Casey Tucker

________________________________
From: Ohio birds  on behalf of Hayward 
Chappell  

Sent: Wednesday, July 27, 2016 11:39 AM
To: OHIO-BIRDS AT LISTSERV.MIAMIOH.EDU
Subject: [Ohio-birds] Binoculars fogging

OK- probably dumb question, but I think I need clarification:

I always thought "fog free" binoculars meant that the OUTSIDE of the lenses
would not fog... so I bought Nikon Monarchs 7 which, like many other decent
binocs state that they are fog free. However, when I take my binoculars out
of my air conditioned house into this heat- they immediately fog up... so I
thought that my binocular seals had been damaged and I need to send in for
repair....

BUT I have been reading sites that state that "fog free" DOES NOT refer to
outside of lens fogging up- is that true?

If so- does everybody have this problem with outside of lens fogging up no
matter how fancy binocs are and is there any way to fix it?

Seems like hear a bird I want to see- run inside and get my binoculars and
then run outside only to have them fog up and by time they clear- bird is
gone.

Woe is me

Hayward Chappell
Lawrence County

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

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Subject: Re: Binoculars fogging
From: bluebirdfan AT GMAIL.COM
Date: Wed, 27 Jul 2016 12:18:23 -0400
I think fog-free means they are resistant to some degree, as my Monarchs
don't fog anywhere near as much as the cheap binocs I used as a rank
beginner birder. But at some point they do fog when very warm humid
conditions meet cool surfaces. You can reduce this effect if you keep
binoculars at same temperature as outdoor air. Keep them in an
unconditioned garage maybe? Or keep them in a warmer spot indoors like on
top of the fridge.

Karen G.

On Wed, Jul 27, 2016 at 11:39 AM, Hayward Chappell <
hayward.chappell AT gmail.com> wrote:

> OK- probably dumb question, but I think I need clarification:
>
> I always thought "fog free" binoculars meant that the OUTSIDE of the lenses
> would not fog... so I bought Nikon Monarchs 7 which, like many other decent
> binocs state that they are fog free. However, when I take my binoculars out
> of my air conditioned house into this heat- they immediately fog up... so I
> thought that my binocular seals had been damaged and I need to send in for
> repair....
>
> BUT I have been reading sites that state that "fog free" DOES NOT refer to
> outside of lens fogging up- is that true?
>
> If so- does everybody have this problem with outside of lens fogging up no
> matter how fancy binocs are and is there any way to fix it?
>
> Seems like hear a bird I want to see- run inside and get my binoculars and
> then run outside only to have them fog up and by time they clear- bird is
> gone.
>
> Woe is me
>
> Hayward Chappell
> Lawrence County
>
> --
> Hayward Chappell
> 766 Private Rd. 3952
> Willow Wood, OH 45696
>
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Subject: Binoculars fogging
From: Hayward Chappell <hayward.chappell AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Wed, 27 Jul 2016 11:39:16 -0400
OK- probably dumb question, but I think I need clarification:

I always thought "fog free" binoculars meant that the OUTSIDE of the lenses
would not fog... so I bought Nikon Monarchs 7 which, like many other decent
binocs state that they are fog free. However, when I take my binoculars out
of my air conditioned house into this heat- they immediately fog up... so I
thought that my binocular seals had been damaged and I need to send in for
repair....

BUT I have been reading sites that state that "fog free" DOES NOT refer to
outside of lens fogging up- is that true?

If so- does everybody have this problem with outside of lens fogging up no
matter how fancy binocs are and is there any way to fix it?

Seems like hear a bird I want to see- run inside and get my binoculars and
then run outside only to have them fog up and by time they clear- bird is
gone.

Woe is me

Hayward Chappell
Lawrence County

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

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Subject: Peregrine and Shorebirds - Sandy Ridge
From: Elaine & Marty Cohen <buckeye4c AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Wed, 27 Jul 2016 11:01:12 -0400
thanks to the alert from Chris Pierce on Monday,
we visited Sandy Ridge (Lorain Metro Parks) on Tues Jul 26.

from 9:30-11:30 we observed many shorebirds occasionally
being scattered by a peregrine falcon, who flew low, landed in trees
and on the ground, but never attempted to actually catch anything.

seen:  least, semi-palmated, pectoral, spotted, solitary, stilt
sandpipers, short-billed dowitcher, pied-billed grebe, plus
many each of killdeer, both yellowlegs, gr blue heron, gr egret,
and a great many broods of mallard and wood duck.
also a Baltimore oriole feeding at a hummingbird feeder.

Elaine & Marty Cohen

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Subject: bell's Vireo, Findlay Oh
From: Robert Sams <bcchcach AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Tue, 26 Jul 2016 22:15:15 -0400
This evening, I found female Bell's Vireo inside the city of Findlay.
It was inside the quarry Lake Cascades on the SW section of town. The bird
was in the brush between the doctors office buildings found in the quarry
on the east side and a gazebo found at the water's edge.
The gazebo is private property, but a birder should be able to get a view/
listen from the parking lot of the doctors' offices.

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Subject: Marbled Godwit - no!
From: Doreene Linzell <dlinzell611 AT WOWWAY.COM>
Date: Mon, 25 Jul 2016 13:54:37 -0400
The current word (1:45 p.m. on Monday) is that there is no Marbled Godwit 
present at this time in the middle impoundment along LaRue-Prospect Rd. at Big 
Island in Marion County. 


Doreene Linzell
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Subject: Re: Sandy Ridge Lorain County
From: Edward Enold <e2enold AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Mon, 25 Jul 2016 13:06:28 -0400
theklkkkkk

On Jul 25, 2016 11:21 AM, "Chris"  wrote:
>
> Just an FYI that there are extensive mudflats out at Sandy Ridge now and
> the shorebirds are using it.
>
> I was there yesterday and had 12 species of shorebirds including a
> couple of Stilt SP, a SB Dowitcher,p8
>
> lots of Least SP and Pectoral SP (plus a couple Semi-palmated SP and and
> Plovers).
>
> Most of the birds were viewed from the path before getting to the large
> observation mound.
>
> It should be good there for a while.
>oink
>
> See you on the trails,
>
>
> Chris Pierce
>
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Subject: Sandy Ridge Lorain County
From: Chris <c.pierce AT ATT.NET>
Date: Mon, 25 Jul 2016 11:21:07 -0400
Just an FYI that there are extensive mudflats out at Sandy Ridge now and
the shorebirds are using it.

I was there yesterday and had 12 species of shorebirds including a
couple of Stilt SP, a SB Dowitcher,

lots of Least SP and Pectoral SP (plus a couple Semi-palmated SP and and
Plovers).

Most of the birds were viewed from the path before getting to the large
observation mound.

It should be good there for a while.


See you on the trails,


Chris Pierce

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Subject: Marbled Godwit
From: Doreene Linzell <dlinzell611 AT WOWWAY.COM>
Date: Mon, 25 Jul 2016 09:28:06 -0400
Butch Rockwell just called to report a Marbled Godwit in the middle impoundment 
at Big Island along LaRue-Prospect Rd (Marion County). He just arrived and it 
was the first bird he saw. There may be other interesting shorebirds there as 
he said there are hundreds of shorebirds present. 


Doreene Linzell

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Subject: Sandhill Cranes--St. Louisville, Licking Co.
From: Casey Tucker <tuckercasey AT HOTMAIL.COM>
Date: Mon, 25 Jul 2016 12:52:20 +0000
Hi Folks,

Just a quick heads up that on my way into COTC/OSU Newark I found a pair of 
Sandhill Cranes in a field at 9565 Mt. Vernon Rd. (Rte 13), outside of St. 
Louisville. The pair was mingling with a moderate sized flock of Canada Geese. 


If you decide to go, look for the mailbox marked 9565, and the geese were back 
in a field across from the mailbox on the west/southwest side of the road, 
behind what looks like an abandoned barn. 


Here's a map link if it helps: http://tinyurl.com/h37sf85

Good luck & stay cool!

Best,

Casey Tucker

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Subject: Wren...Marsh?
From: Ken Andrews <Ken.hikes AT HOTMAIL.COM>
Date: Sun, 24 Jul 2016 12:39:17 -0400
I saw a post on Facebook that had a photo of a Marsh Wren recently at Brookside 
Road Marsh. I may have not IDed the bird correctly. I thought Sedge. Photo in 
my eBird list. Sorry. Still nice to see them. 


http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S30827412

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Subject: Sedge Wrens CVNP
From: Ken Andrews <Ken.hikes AT HOTMAIL.COM>
Date: Sun, 24 Jul 2016 09:07:10 -0400
There are two Sedge Wrens singing like crazy at Brookside Road Marsh. Cuyahoga 
Valley. 


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Subject: Mississippi Kite - Ross Co.
From: jeremy <jeremyxrocks AT HOTMAIL.COM>
Date: Sun, 24 Jul 2016 00:38:54 +0000
There was a Mississippi Kite present today in Ross Co. At a new park called 
junction Earthworks. The bird was present when I left at 5:45pm. The address is 
1165 Belleview Ave Chillicothe OH. 


The bird was soaring very high while I was there and I only saw one bird. 
Others before me apparently saw two birds perched. Good Luck! 


V/r

Jeremy Dominguez
Greene Co. Ohio

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Subject: No Subject
From: Ken Ostermiller <ken.ostermiller AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Sat, 23 Jul 2016 19:47:02 -0400
​Ohio birders have added several shared bird reporting hotspots to eBird.
http://ohioebirdhotspots.wikispaces.com/

New hotspots which have recently been added.

Carroll County
Algonquin Mill
http://ohioebirdhotspots.wikispaces.com/Algonquin+Mill

Clark County
I-70 South Vienna Rest Area
http://ohioebirdhotspots.wikispaces.com/I-70+South+Vienna+Rest+Area

Cuyahoga County
Euclid Park
http://ohioebirdhotspots.wikispaces.com/Euclid+Park

Erie County
Edison Woods MetroPark--Mason Rd. Prairie Trails

http://ohioebirdhotspots.wikispaces.com/Edison+Woods+MetroPark--Mason+Road+Prairie+Trails 

Edison Woods MetroPark--Rose Mallow Pond

http://ohioebirdhotspots.wikispaces.com/Edison+Woods+MetroPark--Rose+Mallow+Pond 


Hamilton County
Miami Whitewater Forest--Bike Trail Outer Loop

http://ohioebirdhotspots.wikispaces.com/Miami+Whitewater+Forest--Bike+Trail+Outer+Loop 


Hocking County
Hocking River--Haydenville to Murrays Landing

http://ohioebirdhotspots.wikispaces.com/Hocking+River--Haydenville+to+Murrays+Landing 

Wayne National Forest--Greendale Wetland

http://ohioebirdhotspots.wikispaces.com/Wayne+National+Forest--Greendale+Wetland 


Holmes County
Holmes County Trail--Holmesville
http://ohioebirdhotspots.wikispaces.com/Holmes+County+Trail--Holmesville

Knox County
Spohn Rd.
http://ohioebirdhotspots.wikispaces.com/Spohn+Road

Lucas County
Wiregrass Lake Metropark
http://ohioebirdhotspots.wikispaces.com/Wiregrass+Lake+Metropark

Medina County
Austin Badger Park
http://ohioebirdhotspots.wikispaces.com/Austin+Badger+Park

Paulding County
Flat Rock Creek Nature Preserve (ACRES)
http://ohioebirdhotspots.wikispaces.com/Flat+Rock+Creek+Nature+Preserve

Ross County
Great Seal SP--Sugarloaf Mountain Area

http://ohioebirdhotspots.wikispaces.com/Great+Seal+State+Park--Sugarloaf+Mountain+Area 


Summit County
Adell Durbin Arboretum
http://ohioebirdhotspots.wikispaces.com/Adell+Durbin+Arboretum

New Ohio Birding Drives have been added to the Ohio eBird Hotspot web site.
Birding drives provide a route and driving directions to several eBird
hotspots which may be visited in a one day trip. Feedback is especially
welcome with suggestions for improving the driving directions on these
birding drives.
http://ohioebirdhotspots.wikispaces.com/Ohio+Birding+Drives

New birding drives which have recently been added:

Castalia Birding Drive
http://ohioebirdhotspots.wikispaces.com/Castalia+Birding+Drive

Erie County Lakeshore Birding Drive
http://ohioebirdhotspots.wikispaces.com/Erie+County+Lakeshore+Birding+Drive

Huron River Birding Drive
http://ohioebirdhotspots.wikispaces.com/Huron+River+Birding+Drive

​Ken Ostermiller
eBird Hotspot reviewer for Ohio​

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Subject: Possible Fish Crows in Parma - Cuyahoga County
From: Ken Andrews <Ken.hikes AT HOTMAIL.COM>
Date: Sat, 23 Jul 2016 18:15:37 -0400
This afternoon at 5:30 pm I was going to Kohl's in Parma. I was parked on the 
far west side of the building. I saw three small crows interacting with some 
ring-necked gulls in the air. The crow were calling like fish crows. I played 
my Audubon app recording in my car to verify. The crows were not there when I 
came out of the store. 


If you do check out this area, be aware that there are some very large, very 
dak pigeons in the same area. 


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Subject: LaDue - Auburn Rd. Geauga Co.
From: inga schmidt <ingais AT EARTHLINK.NET>
Date: Sat, 23 Jul 2016 11:55:26 -0400
There is quite a lot of decent shorebird habitat developing along
this section of LaDue Reservoir, on both sides of Auburn Road.

Lots of least sandpipers, 5 pectorals, lots of solitarys, a couple of lesser
yellowlegs, 3 or 4 spotted sandpipers and oodles of killdeer.
Nothing unusual, but at least it is busy.

It is also a nice place to watch cedar waxwings, who drop down to feed in
the weeds on the mud flats.

Also saw the first Great Egrets that have been around since spring.

Down the road, pure luck, a broad winged hawk perched on the
wires.

Inga Schnidt

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Subject: Singing warblers, Muskingum County
From: Robert Evans <benbovas AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Fri, 22 Jul 2016 16:53:49 -0400
This morning, 10:20, as Jane and I hiked downt into our deepest ravine at
the south end of the property, our discussion about the gathering dark
clouds of the approaching squall line was delightfully interrupted by the
song of a Louisiana waterthrush, the first I have heard in about five
weeks. (We made it home before it rained.)

As we trudge through the heat of mid-summer here at our farm, most of my
birding is by ear. Among the warblers, in addition to this morning's
waterthrush, I regularly hear common yellowthroat along the forest edges,
and hooded warblers at a couple locations in the wooded ravines. A yellow
warbler has checked in from time to time in the hollow close to the house.

Also, this year we have a white-eyed vireo singing its curious and complex
song, down in the woods by the spring. Always raises a smile...

Bob Evans
Geologist etc.
Hopewell Township, Muskingum County

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Subject: Pickerington-Chatterton,7-22:SandhillCrane,shorebirds
From: rob thorn <robthorn AT EARTHLINK.NET>
Date: Fri, 22 Jul 2016 16:45:37 -0400
I hiked around Pickerington Ponds MetroPark and biked along the nearby 
Blacklick Bikepath to the Chatterton Greenbelt this morning before the storms 
hit. There was still quite a bit of resident nesting activity, as well as the 
first glimmer of migrant shorebirds in these parts. Notables included: 


Sandhill Crane - a single bird was flying around the Glacier Knoll area of Pick 
Ponds 

Shorebirds - Pick Ponds were still too high, but the Chatterton Greenbelt 
drainage pools were low enough to have 24 Kildeer, 1 Pectoral Spr, and 1 
Semipalmated Spr. 


Cooper's Hawks - an adult was in the company of a squalling juvenile at Portman 
Park 

Osprey - 2 were still hanging around Arrowhead Marsh and nearby Blue-Wing Pond
Bald Eagle - an adult was wading and drinking along the edge of Ellis Pond at 
Pick Ponds 

Great Egrets - lots of post-breeding dispersal? with 5 at Chatterton and 6 at 
Pick Ponds 

Yellow-billed Cuckoo - 4-5 were calling along the Blacklick bikepath between 
Portman and Chatterton 

WillowFlycatchers - still plenty calling both along the Blacklick Greenway and 
at Pick Ponds 

Swallows - no big migrant flocks; mostly resident Barn Swallows and Purple 
Martins at Pick Ponds 

Mockingbirds - singles were at Chatterton and Blue-wing Pond at Pick Ponds
Warblers - nothing except the expected Yellows and Common Yellowthroats
Rose-br.Grosbeak - a female was along the Blacklick Bikepath at Chatterton
Orioles - no Orchards, but did find 2 Baltimores around Pick Ponds.

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Subject: American White Pelicans in Lake Erie
From: H Thomas Bartlett <hthomas.bartlett AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Fri, 22 Jul 2016 10:31:08 -0400
For the last several years, white pelicans have become more and more common
in and around Lake Erie.  Several weeks ago, Teddi Pertner from Middle Bass
Island and her grandson Zach, traveled to the Chick Islands which are
nothing more than rocky outcroppings in Canadian waters north of Middle
Bass Island.  They have been reporting pelicans from this spot for the last
three years in spring and summer.  Two weeks ago they reported 50+.  I have
been sharing their reports with birders on Pelee Island and the Pelee
Island Bird Observatory.

Yesterday, Rob Tymstra of Pelee Island traveled to the Chicks and reports
finding 5 pelican nests with eggs.  So it appears that pelicans have final
began to nest in the Lake Erie region.  Now we need to find them in Ohio.
One of the most likely sites might be Starve Island off South Bass.  But
high water levels this year makes it unlikely.  Maybe next year...

Tom

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Tiffin, Ohio
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Subject: Lots of fledglings in Geauga Co.
From: Nancy Obryan <nancy.obryan AT HOTMAIL.COM>
Date: Fri, 22 Jul 2016 09:00:17 -0400
Recent fledglings in Novelty:

Common Yellowthroats
Yellow Warblers
House Wrens
Rose-Breasted Grosbeaks
Northern Flickers
Robins
Catbirds

Fledged a bit earlier:

Red-winged Blackbirds
Titmice
Chickadees
House Finches
Goldfinches
Indigo Buntings
Cardinals
Downy Woodpeckers
Peewees
Bluebirds
Towhees
Field, Song, and Chipping Sparrows
Great Crested Flycatchers
Kingbirds

The last few days I have seen a lot of immature Baltimore Orioles--starting to 
migrate? 

I have also seen immature male and female Scarlet Tanagers (with almost all 
their adult feathers) and an immature Cedar Waxwing. I heard a Yellow-Billed 
Cuckoo in our side yard twice this week. Does this mean that these birds 
fledged nearby, or are they already migrating? 

                                          
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Subject: Little Blue Heron - Highland Co.
From: jeremy <jeremyxrocks AT HOTMAIL.COM>
Date: Wed, 20 Jul 2016 13:23:16 +0000
Late report: Jeff Hickey photographed a juvenile Little Blue Heron at Rocky 
Fork Lake in Highland county on Saturday 7/16. No other details given. 


V/r

Jeremy Dominguez
Greene Co. Ohio

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Subject: PELAGICS Local Patch SEPTEMBER DATES REGISTRATION
From: jen brumfield <elfin_skimmer AT HOTMAIL.COM>
Date: Tue, 19 Jul 2016 20:29:11 +0000
Hi all - Registration for September 2016 Local Patch boat trips will begin July 
24th at 9 a.m. 


Local Patch boat trip dates are September 3rd out of Port Clinton, and 
September 11th, 13th, and 22nd out of Vermillion. Again, that is September 3, 
11, 13, 22. Trips depart at 8 a.m. and run till 3 p.m. We cover an average of 
70 miles of open water and out to 19 miles offshore primarily seeking jaegers, 
terns and rare gulls. Cost for each trip is $85 per person. Registration is 
first-come-first-serve in order of receiving email signups starting exactly at 
9 a.m. on July 24th. Email registration should include your name(s) and 
requested date(s). To register, email: elfin_skimmer AT hotmail.com 


More dates will likely be added for 2016 with the intense amount of interest.


Jen Brumfield


Jen Brumfield
elfin_skimmer AT hotmail.com
Cleveland, Ohio
330-701-6452




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Subject: Re: Bank swallow gathering
From: Randy Rowe <rowe926 AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Mon, 18 Jul 2016 21:17:58 -0400
Bill and others: I have found that bank swallows congregate each year about
now on the wires and roads along Wilderness Rd at the peat pits in Wayne
Co. Last week there were hundreds. Some times much more. Randy Rowe, Wooster

On Mon, Jul 18, 2016 at 5:33 PM, Bill Whan  wrote:

> The account below I sent a couple years back below was not a fluke. Brad
> Sparks called me today and told me he and his family had passed along
> this same road with the same result recently, on or about 7/10, though
> he said the birds numbered about just a thousand. Maybe it was because
> the blacktop was not fresh this time, but it is a thrill to hear this
> same phenomenon is still going on. This spot is probably no longer
> active for the year, but you could run across something similar along a
> quiet tar road with utility lines near a place that harbors a lot of
> bank swallow nests right about now: an awesome spectacle!
> Bill Whan
>
> [7/20/2013:  I just talked with Brad Sparks, who within the past few
> days was driving from Columbus down to Chillicothe on Rte 23, and just
> for kicks took the side road next to 23 along the road past Charlie's
> Pond. This just happened to coincide with a similar date Laura and I
> went this way on 7/20/2011, and Tim and Laura Dornan happened to take a
> couple days earlier. All our experiences were similar: 10,000-plus bank
> swallows perched on wires, or sunning themselves along the pavement, in
> a one-mile stretch of this quiet roadway. A lot of the birds on the road
> itself were lying flat on the blacktop, and we all thought they were
> ridding themselves of parasites acquired during the nesting
> season--because of the road surface's heat and petrochemical
> exhalations--before migration.
>        It seems this is a yearly spectacle. Probably there are numerous
> quarries and aggregate industrial sites in the region along the Scioto
> River, where this species can establish nesting colonies, and their
> migratory flocks make use of this quiet area to assemble for their
> migrations to South America. Records from the past indicate that far
> larger numbers used to gather like this in northwest Ohio, but I haven't
> heard much about them recently. It's definitely a spectacle worth
> looking for in appropriate spots elsewhere in the state just now. BW""]
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Subject: Bank swallow gathering
From: Bill Whan <billwhan AT COLUMBUS.RR.COM>
Date: Mon, 18 Jul 2016 17:33:49 -0400
The account below I sent a couple years back below was not a fluke. Brad
Sparks called me today and told me he and his family had passed along
this same road with the same result recently, on or about 7/10, though
he said the birds numbered about just a thousand. Maybe it was because
the blacktop was not fresh this time, but it is a thrill to hear this
same phenomenon is still going on. This spot is probably no longer
active for the year, but you could run across something similar along a
quiet tar road with utility lines near a place that harbors a lot of
bank swallow nests right about now: an awesome spectacle!
Bill Whan

[7/20/2013:  I just talked with Brad Sparks, who within the past few
days was driving from Columbus down to Chillicothe on Rte 23, and just
for kicks took the side road next to 23 along the road past Charlie's
Pond. This just happened to coincide with a similar date Laura and I
went this way on 7/20/2011, and Tim and Laura Dornan happened to take a
couple days earlier. All our experiences were similar: 10,000-plus bank
swallows perched on wires, or sunning themselves along the pavement, in
a one-mile stretch of this quiet roadway. A lot of the birds on the road
itself were lying flat on the blacktop, and we all thought they were
ridding themselves of parasites acquired during the nesting
season--because of the road surface's heat and petrochemical
exhalations--before migration.
        It seems this is a yearly spectacle. Probably there are numerous
quarries and aggregate industrial sites in the region along the Scioto
River, where this species can establish nesting colonies, and their
migratory flocks make use of this quiet area to assemble for their
migrations to South America. Records from the past indicate that far
larger numbers used to gather like this in northwest Ohio, but I haven't
heard much about them recently. It's definitely a spectacle worth
looking for in appropriate spots elsewhere in the state just now. BW""]

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Subject: Black Terns - 5!
From: Doreene Linzell <dlinzell611 AT WOWWAY.COM>
Date: Mon, 18 Jul 2016 12:13:03 -0400
Ron Sempier is reporting, once again, 5 adult Black Terns flying around the 
middle pond at Big Island along LaRue-Prospect Rd. in Marion County. 


Doreene Linzell
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Subject: New Suburban Columbus Yard Bird
From: "Marc D. Schroeder" <schroeder.m.d AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Sun, 17 Jul 2016 23:29:07 -0400
This afternoon we had a surprise visit to our suburban backyard by a 
Yellow-Throated Warbler. The bird put on a great eye-level show visiting bird 
feeders, bird baths, and hanging planters, and poking around under a pine tree. 
There was quite a bit of other avian activity at the time, with Chickadees, 
Goldfinches, House Finches, and others busily feeding and coming and going, and 
this little guy just joined in with the rest. It was an entertaining treat for 
my wife and me, and a reminder that we never know what we might see when we 
look out the window. 


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Subject: Quarry Oakes, Huffman Prairie, Englewood Metro Park today
From: Regina Schieltz <reginasch54 AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Sun, 17 Jul 2016 22:30:10 -0400
Huffman Prairie Flying Field, Greene, Ohio, US
Jul 17, 2016 9:35 AM - 11:20 AM
Protocol: Traveling
2.0 mile(s)
43 species (+1 other taxa)

We also heard a chipek of a least, but it shouldn't be here?

Turkey Vulture  2
Red-tailed Hawk  1
Killdeer  2
Mourning Dove  10
Downy Woodpecker  1
Northern Flicker  3
American Kestrel  1
Eastern Wood-Pewee  2
Willow Flycatcher  5
Empidonax sp.  1
Great Crested Flycatcher  2
Eastern Kingbird  2
Warbling Vireo  1
Red-eyed Vireo  1
Blue Jay  2
American Crow  4
Barn Swallow  4
Carolina Chickadee  2
Tufted Titmouse  1
White-breasted Nuthatch  2
House Wren  1
Carolina Wren  1
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher  1
Wood Thrush  1
American Robin  4
Gray Catbird  1
European Starling  8
Cedar Waxwing  2
Common Yellowthroat  3
Yellow Warbler  1
Chipping Sparrow  2
Field Sparrow  3
Song Sparrow  3
Eastern Towhee  1
Northern Cardinal  4
Indigo Bunting  4
Dickcissel  1
Bobolink  3
Red-winged Blackbird  6
Common Grackle  2
Brown-headed Cowbird  1
House Finch  2
American Goldfinch  8
House Sparrow  2

View this checklist online at
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S30737860

Englewood MetroPark, Montgomery, Ohio, US
Jul 17, 2016 2:00 PM - 2:45 PM
Protocol: Traveling
1.0 mile(s)
23 species

Canada Goose  24
Wood Duck  1
Mallard  5
Great Blue Heron  9
Great Egret  15
Killdeer  40
Lesser Yellowlegs  1
Least Sandpiper  1
Pectoral Sandpiper  1
Semipalmated Sandpiper  1
Western Sandpiper  6     Dark markings on side with some red coloration.
Slightly downcurved bill.
Short-billed Dowitcher  6
American Crow  4
Carolina Chickadee  1
House Wren  1
American Robin  3
European Starling  4
Common Yellowthroat  2
Song Sparrow  2
Northern Cardinal  2
Indigo Bunting  1
Red-winged Blackbird  4
American Goldfinch  4

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Quarry Park, Greene, Ohio, US
Jul 17, 2016 8:00 AM - 10:15 AM
Protocol: Traveling
1.0 mile(s)
22 species

Black-crowned Night-Heron  1
Killdeer  2
Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon)  3
Mourning Dove  6
Chimney Swift  1
Downy Woodpecker  1
Red-eyed Vireo  1
Barn Swallow  2
Carolina Chickadee  1
Carolina Wren  1
American Robin  2
Gray Catbird  2
Brown Thrasher  1
Cedar Waxwing  7
Prairie Warbler  1
Field Sparrow  2
Eastern Towhee  1
Scarlet Tanager  1
Northern Cardinal  2
Blue Grosbeak  1
Indigo Bunting  2
American Goldfinch  2

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http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S30737746

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Subject: Columbus,7-17: BlueGrosbeak,herons
From: rob thorn <robthorn AT EARTHLINK.NET>
Date: Sun, 17 Jul 2016 18:32:19 -0400
While birding around some areas of south Columbus, I came across a singing male 
Blue Grosbeak. He was along the road into the Columbus Impound Lot, south of 
St.104 near Haul Rd. Even though the large phragmites marsh here has been 
largely filled in by the Shelly Gravel Company, the edges remain very birdy. 
There were also singing White-eyed Vireos (2), Field Sparrows, and a 
Mockingbird, among other more common birds, in the vicinity. 


I also took up Bill Whan's suggestion and stopped by Shrum Mound, finding a 
clearer view of the island and a bevy of herons & cormorants. The cormorants 
were over 100 birds, while the herons included 15 Great Blues, 28 Great Egrets, 
and 2 Green Herons. Oddly, no shorebirds were using the adjacent mudflats, but 
the sludge here might be fairly anoxic and sterile. 


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Subject: Mystery Bird: I think Juvenile Horned Lark...
From: Ken Andrews <ken.hikes AT HOTMAIL.COM>
Date: Sun, 17 Jul 2016 16:12:45 -0400
First of all: thank you for the replies. I appreciate them.

I do agree that this resembles a pipit in appearance. I have seen pipits out at 
La Due and at the Polo Grounds (South Chagrin). These birds were not like that 
in behavior. The pipits I have seen are sort of nervous/twitchy and, I think, 
slimmer. I think this bird is a bit stockier than a pipit. But, I do see the 
resemblance in the color patterns. 


Here is what I have since found: 

At first I searched for "immature" horned lark. Then, after finding this 
photo... 


http://sdakotabirds.com/species_photos/horned_lark_11.htm

...I started searching for "juvenile" horned lark - which gave me better 
results with photos that looked like the birds I saw. 


What does everyone think?

I do wish I could have taken better photos. These images were all cut from 
their original files and pasted into one file. But, they were kept at the 
original resolution. So, I don't have anything sharper or with more pixels. I 
think the heat had something to do with the lack of better detail. 


Thanks to all who replied. 

Not sure if I should say this: I can't wait for winter to go visit this area 
and this preserve! 

I was thinking that this area would be good for winter hawks and owls. But, I 
will enjoy the summer and fall first. 


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Subject: Re: Mystery Bird at Margaret Peak NP (Lorain County)
From: Matthew Valenic <mmvalencic AT ROADRUNNER.COM>
Date: Sun, 17 Jul 2016 15:54:26 -0400
Wow! A hearty slice of 'Humble Pie' for me! I failed to check the range map 
which was important here. Sibley's picture sure looks like Ken Andrews picture! 


Thanks to both Ken's for a reminder in Birding Basics.

Matt Valencic
Geauga County

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Subject: Re: [Ohio-birds] Mystery Bird at Margaret Peak NP (Lorain County)

Hi Ken,

Yes, you're right, your photos show a juvenile Horned Lark. This is a classic 
confusion species for birders, because the juvenile looks so different from the 
adult -- and because it doesn't stay in that plumage for very long, so we don't 
have much chance to practice with it. But the bird shows the same tail pattern 
as the adult and the same upright stance, and nothing else that should be in 
Ohio in summer looks similar. 


Kenn Kaufman
Oak Harbor, OH

On Sun, Jul 17, 2016 at 2:28 PM, Ken Andrews  wrote:

> Such a nice place! My first time here. I saw a horned lark, a bobolink 
> and two least sandpipers among others. Wish I would have come a little 
> bit earlier in the day.
>
> I saw four of these birds along the middle path just north of the pond.
> See linked image.
>
> The bird in the photo has a dark tail and that white chin strap (upper 
> right image). It also seems to have wing bars.
> I haven't found anything online that matches. Wish I could have been 
> closer. I am guessing immature horned lark. But, I don't like that ID.
> There was a horned lark a bit farther along the path perched on a 
> white plastic pipe sticking out of the ground.
>
> https://flic.kr/p/JN3oZb
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Subject: Re: Mystery Bird at Margaret Peak NP (Lorain County)
From: Kenn Kaufman <kenn.kaufman AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Sun, 17 Jul 2016 15:05:08 -0400
Hi Ken,

Yes, you're right, your photos show a juvenile Horned Lark. This is a
classic confusion species for birders, because the juvenile looks so
different from the adult -- and because it doesn't stay in that plumage for
very long, so we don't have much chance to practice with it. But the bird
shows the same tail pattern as the adult and the same upright stance, and
nothing else that should be in Ohio in summer looks similar.

Kenn Kaufman
Oak Harbor, OH

On Sun, Jul 17, 2016 at 2:28 PM, Ken Andrews  wrote:

> Such a nice place! My first time here. I saw a horned lark, a bobolink and
> two least sandpipers among others. Wish I would have come a little bit
> earlier in the day.
>
> I saw four of these birds along the middle path just north of the pond.
> See linked image.
>
> The bird in the photo has a dark tail and that white chin strap (upper
> right image). It also seems to have wing bars.
> I haven't found anything online that matches. Wish I could have been
> closer. I am guessing immature horned lark. But, I don't like that ID.
> There was a horned lark a bit farther along the path perched on a white
> plastic pipe sticking out of the ground.
>
> https://flic.kr/p/JN3oZb
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Subject: Mystery Bird at Margaret Peak NP (Lorain County)
From: Ken Andrews <ken.hikes AT HOTMAIL.COM>
Date: Sun, 17 Jul 2016 14:28:51 -0400
Such a nice place! My first time here. I saw a horned lark, a bobolink and two 
least sandpipers among others. Wish I would have come a little bit earlier in 
the day. 


I saw four of these birds along the middle path just north of the pond. See 
linked image. 


The bird in the photo has a dark tail and that white chin strap (upper right 
image). It also seems to have wing bars. 

I haven't found anything online that matches. Wish I could have been closer. I 
am guessing immature horned lark. But, I don't like that ID. There was a horned 
lark a bit farther along the path perched on a white plastic pipe sticking out 
of the ground. 


https://flic.kr/p/JN3oZb

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Subject: Big Island Wildlife Area Shorebirdapolusa-Marion County
From: Steve Jones <sjlarue1 AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Sat, 16 Jul 2016 22:39:14 -0400
Greetings!

The middle pond at Big Island (LaRue-Prospect Rd.) was just getting
hammered with shorebirds today.  Nothing special, but the numbers were in
the magnitude of over a thousand...mostly Killdeer, but a good showing from
everything else made the afternoon hours spectacular.  No Tern today though.

Check eBird for lists...I haven't put one in yet.

Happy birding and God bless!

Steve J.

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Subject: Englewood Metropark - shorebirds
From: jeremy <jeremyxrocks AT HOTMAIL.COM>
Date: Sat, 16 Jul 2016 18:20:15 +0000
Englewood Metropark in Montgomery Co. Has good shorebird habitat currently. 9 
species of shorebird observed this afternoon. Also had a Black-billed Cuckoo 
and Prothonotary Warbler. 


Stilt Sandpiper
Pectoral Sandpiper
Greater Yellowlegs
Lesser Yellowlegs
Short-billed Dowitcher
Semipalmated Sandpiper
Least Sandpiper
Killdeer
Solitary Sandpiper

V/r

Jeremy Dominguez
Greene Co. Ohio

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Subject: Shrum Mound news, Columbus
From: Bill Whan <billwhan AT COLUMBUS.RR.COM>
Date: Sat, 16 Jul 2016 10:48:21 -0400
Some changes have been made at the Shrum Mound, a ~2000-year-old
undisturbed burial mound in Columbus. Recently, all the trees were
removed from the mound, some of them older hardwoods close to a foot
thick. There are several ways to appraise this; seems to me it's a
sensible way to conserve this site, which has never been dug up.
Fortunately, the conservators (they call themselves the "Ohio History
Connection" now, but they'll always be the Ohio Historical Society to
me) became aware that the mound was a good site from which nesting birds
on an island in an adjacent quarry could be observed, and some
vegetation has been removed along that sight line to make them easier to
observe from the top of the mound (~20 ft high).
        As of yesterday there is plenty to see on the island, with great blue
herons, great egrets, and double-crested cormorants still hanging
around, and who can be sure what else; in my brief observation, I
couldn't tell if any late nesting was under way. I did not see the
pairof herring gulls, but they could be on the harder-to-see western
side.Birders will remember that some years ago egrets were uncommon
migrantsin the county, but the birds' discovery of this little island
have made their nests easy to see. Blue herons will nest in trees near
to water, as will cormorants, but egrets insist upon a nest site
surrounded by water. There are only a few inland nest sites for egrets
in Ohio, and this is the largest I know of. Just search "Shrum Mound"
for a map.
Bill Whan
Columbus

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Subject: Lawrence's Warbler in Summit Co
From: Brian Tinker <brian.c.tinker AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Fri, 15 Jul 2016 15:06:03 -0400
A Lawrence's Warbler (Golden-winged x Blue-winged hybrid) was spotted and
photographed on the Wetmore Trail in Peninsula this morning. See checklist
here:

http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S30694352

According to the birder who found it, you start at the Wetmore trailhead,
go north to the point where the Wetmore Trail loop starts, and then take
the east (right) path. It was spotted just before the trail enters the
woods, in the same area where Blue-winged and Hooded warblers were seen.

Map here: https://www.nps.gov/cuva/planyourvisit/upload/Wetmore_WEB2009.pdf

I have also recently seen Chestnut-sided Warbler adult and young on the
southern Valley Trail across the road.

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Subject: Re: Black Terns - 5!
From: Leslie Sours <lmsours AT AMERITECH.NET>
Date: Fri, 15 Jul 2016 10:59:42 -0400
One is still present today, same location. 

Sent from my iPhone

> On Jul 14, 2016, at 5:44 PM, Doreene Linzell  wrote:
> 
> Jason Simonis had 5 Black Terns this afternoon about 3:30 in the middle pond 
of Big Island along LaRue-Prospect Road. The birds were all adults, some 
starting to go into winter plumage. 

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Subject: leucistic house sparrows in Montville, Geauga County
From: Barbara Zaas Partington <bzpart55 AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Fri, 15 Jul 2016 09:02:26 -0400
A pair of fledgling leucistic house sparrows have been visiting a feeder in 
Montville Township for the past week - they are being fed by a normally colored 
house sparrow. 

Photos available by email - very interesting looking birds! 


Barb Partington
Munson Township
Geauga County
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Subject: Avocets
From: "greenheron58 AT insight.rr.com" <greenheron58@INSIGHT.RR.COM>
Date: Thu, 14 Jul 2016 18:47:02 -0400
The 9 avocets are still present at the south end of alum creek so beachJulie 
Davis 

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Subject: Avocets - 9!
From: Doreene Linzell <dlinzell611 AT WOWWAY.COM>
Date: Thu, 14 Jul 2016 17:45:45 -0400
Jason Simonis is now reporting 9 Avocets from the beach at Alum Creek (Delaware 
Co.) 5:45 p.m. A photo shows them to be in breeding plumage still. 


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Subject: Black Terns - 5!
From: Doreene Linzell <dlinzell611 AT WOWWAY.COM>
Date: Thu, 14 Jul 2016 17:44:02 -0400
Jason Simonis had 5 Black Terns this afternoon about 3:30 in the middle pond of 
Big Island along LaRue-Prospect Road. The birds were all adults, some starting 
to go into winter plumage. 


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Subject: American Avocer
From: Gus Lanese <glanese48 AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Thu, 14 Jul 2016 10:43:48 -0400
At Conneaut Spit now.

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Subject: Teddy and the warbler
From: Bill Whan <billwhan AT COLUMBUS.RR.COM>
Date: Tue, 12 Jul 2016 08:10:49 -0400
There's an interesting conversation on Teddy Roosevelt's birdsmanship on
the Maryland/DC on 7/11. http://birding.aba.org/maillist/MARY
Bill Whan

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Subject: Re: First time observed Killdeer behavior
From: Randy Rowe <rowe926 AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Tue, 12 Jul 2016 05:45:35 -0400
Matt: I remember seeing that foot tapping behavior in some other plovers on
the beach in Florida. Randy Rowe, Wooster

On Sun, Jul 10, 2016 at 10:43 PM, Matthew Valenic  wrote:

> I tend to 'gloss over' the very common birds, especially the slightly
> annoying types, like Blackbirds,, House Sparrows and KILLDEER!  Today I saw
> something for the first time - a Killdeer was feeding on the exposed
> mudflat
> at LaDue Reservoir (Geauga Count) and it was rapidly tapping the ground
> with
> one foot for a couple seconds then reaching down like it was eating
> something.  Was it trying to scare the invertebrates from the mud?  Watch
> this video and see what you think.  You may have to enlarge the image -
> look
> in the upper right of the screen for two arrows pointing away from each
> other and click on them.  The image will increase in size.  Then play the
> video.
> https://www.flickr.com/photos/85567104 AT N05/27950685760/in/photostream/
>
>
>
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Subject: PaintCr&RockyForkGorges,7-10:warblers,tanagers,BlueGrosbeak
From: rob thorn <robthorn AT EARTHLINK.NET>
Date: Tue, 12 Jul 2016 04:26:00 -0400
As a break from the heat, I ventured down to these two cool gorge areas in 
Highland County, hiking trails at both Paint Creek St. Park and the Arc of 
Appalachia Preserves. The cool air trapped in the gorges kept the temperature 
moderate, and even though I didn't get out until 10:30, the bird activity was 
surprising, given the mid-summer date. Included among the landbirds were 


Broad-winged Hawk - 1 was soaring and calling over the Paint Creek gorge below 
the dam 

Yellow-billed Cuckoos - very common, calling in most forest areas
Acadian Flycatcher - the most common bird in moist gorge forests, with 30+ 
calling birds in 3 hours 

Vireos - Red-eyed also very common, but also had White-eyed (2), Yellow-thr. 
(5), and Warbling (2) 

Thrushes - only Woods, but they were widespread in moist ravine forests

Warblers - many Yellow-throated & Parulas in riparian areas, but also had 
Louisiana Waterthrushes with juveniles in both gorges. ComYellowthroats were 
abundant in small meadows & fields. Less common in forests and edges were 
Yellow (2), Blue-winged (1), Prairie (1), Hooded (3), Prothonotary (1), 
Black&White (1), Yellow-br.Chat (1) 


Tanagers - Scarlets were common in both gorges (Arc had 6 in 3 hrs), while 1 
Summer was at Barrett's Rim Trail in Arc of Appalachia 


BlueGrosbeak - 1 was singing in a locust scrub area north of the Rapid Ford 
bridge on Paint Creek 


Orioles - young Baltimores in many places, mostly along creeks

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Subject: First time observed Killdeer behavior
From: Matthew Valenic <mmvalencic AT ROADRUNNER.COM>
Date: Sun, 10 Jul 2016 22:43:01 -0400
I tend to 'gloss over' the very common birds, especially the slightly
annoying types, like Blackbirds,, House Sparrows and KILLDEER!  Today I saw
something for the first time - a Killdeer was feeding on the exposed mudflat
at LaDue Reservoir (Geauga Count) and it was rapidly tapping the ground with
one foot for a couple seconds then reaching down like it was eating
something.  Was it trying to scare the invertebrates from the mud?  Watch
this video and see what you think.  You may have to enlarge the image - look
in the upper right of the screen for two arrows pointing away from each
other and click on them.  The image will increase in size.  Then play the
video.
https://www.flickr.com/photos/85567104 AT N05/27950685760/in/photostream/



Matt Valencic

Geauga County


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Subject: Blendon Woods-Summer Birds
From: "Simpson, Bruce" <simpson AT METROPARKS.NET>
Date: Sun, 10 Jul 2016 14:43:52 -0400
  Blendon Woods is located in the northeast corner of Columbus off of Rte
161 and I 270 Take the Little Turtle Way exit

  Below is a list of some of the Birds seen the last week

  Thoreau Lake
     Mallards and Ducklings
     Wood Ducks and Ducklings
     Great Blue Heron
     Great Egret
     Belted Kingfisher
     Yellow Warbler
     C Yellowthroat
     E Kingbird
     Green Heron
     N Flicker
     Barred Owl
     E Phoebe
     Barn Swallow
     Fox Sparrow-East Blind-nice surprise

  Goldenrod Trail
     Red-tailed Hawk-adult
     Indigo Bunting
     E Towhee
     C Yellowthroat
     E Bluebird
     Chimney Swift-I saw one entering the Chimney Swift tower



  Lake Trail
     C Yellowthroat
     E Wood Peewee
     Chimney Swifts
     Hooded Warbler
     Indigo Bunting
     Red-eyed Vireo


 Nature Center
    Hairy Woodpecker
    Ruby-throated Hummingbird

 Turkeys-11 different Females have been reported to me with polts (young)
      Everywhere-especially around Bird Feeders
                                                           Nature Center
                                                           Ranger Station
                                                           Thoreau
Lake-East Blind

  Chimney Swift Towers-If you seeing any Chimney Swifts using the towers,
please contact me
       Goldenrod Trail-Nesting pair in tower
       Thoreau Lake
       Amphitheater Nature Center area
       Picnic area

  Summer Tanager-picnic area-near Natural Play area


         Blendon Woods Metro Park
               Nature Center
                   614-895-6221

            Bruce Simpson-Naturalist at Blendon Woods Metro Park in Columbus

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Subject: House Sparrows vs. Japanese Beetles
From: Susanna <susanna AT COLUMBUS.RR.COM>
Date: Sun, 10 Jul 2016 13:28:16 -0400
House Sparrows are an obvious plague at feeders in winter, and they nested
in our yard last summer in woodpecker cavity, much to my disappointment.
But I hadn't seen the sparrows this summer until last week, maybe a day
after I'd noticed Japanese Beetles.  I'd suspected in the past that what the
HOSP were eating in the Chinese wisteria were Japanese beetles, and we had
fewer beetles the following years..  I just saw a HOSP knock a Japanese
beetle onto the patio and pounce on it.  So I have a seasonal appreciation
for the "English" sparrows.  (We don't have bluebird habitat).

Still working on defeating the Chinese wisteria, but the beetles are eating
our Virginia Creeper now too..



Susanna Heideman

SW Columbus/Galloway, Franklin County


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Subject: Rocky Fork-Summer Birds
From: "Simpson, Bruce" <simpson AT METROPARKS.NET>
Date: Sun, 10 Jul 2016 13:05:23 -0400
  Rocky Fork Metro Park
   7180 Walnut St
   Westerville 43081


      Below is a list of some of the Birds seen yesterday ( July 9th) I
would like to thank the Metro Park visitors for helping find these Birds.

     We walked the Beech Woodland Trail. Most of the Birds were seen in the
old Orchard area.

       Summer Birds
         E Towhee
         E Wood Peewee
         Red-eyed Vireo
         E Meadowlark
         Chimney Swift
         Indigo Bunting
         C Yellowthroat
         Yellow-billed Cuckoo
         Rose-breasted Grosbeak
         Great Crested Flycatcher
         E Kingbirds-mating
         Baltimore Oriole
         Orchard Oriole
         Barn Swallow
         Cedar Waxwing
         Cooper's Hawk
         Ruby-throated Hummingbird
         Carolina Wren
         Summer Tanager
         E Bluebird

        Misc: Long-tailed Weasel

          Blendon Woods Metro Park/Rocky Fork Metro Park
              Nature Center
                  614-895-6221


            Bruce Simpson-Naturalist at Blendon Woods and Rocky Fork Metro
Park

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Subject: Thoughts on Spring Valley Wildlife Area
From: Bill Whan <billwhan AT COLUMBUS.RR.COM>
Date: Sun, 10 Jul 2016 11:35:10 -0400
As someone with more past than future, I get interested in history. Sue
Tackett and I have been talking about her intense interest in Spring
Valley WA, and my recollections from visits there in days gone by, about
this birding spot in Greene and Warren counties. There is always
interesting birdlife here. There is also a state-sponsored gun-shooting
facility, so that noise goes on day-long. You get used to it. And
next-door there is a giant quarry. Overall strange territory but at
least suburbs seem unlikely.
        Permit me to vent a bit about quarries. Birders will know that these
places are often surrounded by high fences and revetments with
forbidding signs, often patrolled by guards. I don't know what it is
about quarries that makes them potentially so much more dangerous than
other lakes or ponds. A few years back a brown pelican chose the quarry
next to Spring Valley to spend a week or more, and bird observers were
interested in seeing it. The quarry folks could have provided safe areas
to have a look, but instead increased surveillance by security staff to
keep observers away. This led to some dismay among birders; I recall I
and others wanted to get a look, but hours of waiting for it to appear
above the wall were unavailing. Finally one of our party--who was in the
Army Reserve and wore a uniform to prove it, not to mention some
chutzpah--climbed the hill and peeked through the fence in hopes of
seeing and verifying the bird. Quarry security did not bother him.
        Here in Columbus we have a LOT of bodies of water you won't see on most
maps--but easy to find on Google satellite scans--where many birds might
be observed in a safe way, but they are hidden, presumably lest the
public might fall in and drown, and sue the owners. We have some very
interesting quarries--where in some cases equally interesting birds may
quite safely be observed--that are difficult to visit, and even more
difficult to scan, even if they haven't been used for limestone or
gravel mining, etc., for decades. I can understand keeping birders and
other weirdos away from active mining operations, but providing access
to scope an inactive quarry should not be a big problem. I know that
boards of quarry companies shudder at the thought of drunken teenagers
trespassing and drowning in their properties, but there are plenty of
other properties--such as state parks and rivers--where the same dangers
exist; it is in fact the secrecy of the quarries that adds to the allure
and the illicit midnight swims. And our local Xmas bird counts are
extravagantly inaccurate as a result. Nuff said.
        Returning to planet Earth, I hope Sue will write up an article on
Spring Valley and its history and future; it is a unique spot.
Bill Whan
Columbus

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Subject: Osprey in Athens
From: Lee H <leezmail76 AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Sun, 10 Jul 2016 09:16:29 -0400
I just drove past the Hocking River (9:15 am 9/10) and there is an Osprey
fishing in the river.  It was behind Lowe's on State St.

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Subject: Sandy Ridge Shorebirds
From: Timothy Jasinski <tim.jasinski AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Sat, 9 Jul 2016 22:49:49 -0400
Sandy Ridge Reservation in Lorain County is slamming with shorebirds right
now. Not a huge diversity of species yet but numbers have been picking up
in the last week and they are everywhere. They have great mudflats
currently and today I saw tons of Least Sandpiper, the most Spotted
Sandpipers I have ever seen there, tons of Killdeer, Lesser Yellowlegs, one
Greater Yellowlegs and one Solitary Sandpiper. I think this place will be a
gold mine for good shorebirds this fall migration. I have a good feeling
some good rarities will show up this year. Bins work but having a scope is
vital to get eyes on the birds far out in the marsh.

Happy shorebirding. Tim J.

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Subject: Re: Piping plovers
From: Steve Jones <sjlarue1 AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Sat, 9 Jul 2016 12:18:07 -0400
Check out what the USFWS does on Chincoteague NWR.  Public beach and
nesting Plovers and Terns, along with  surf and sun...just watch out for
the Willet. :-D white rope designates the no go areas.  Only time anyone
goes in is to retrieve an errant beach umbrella...but they are respectful
of the nests.  Other areas down the coast have more pushback from local
beach goers, so not all areas share so nicely.

Later,

Steve
On Jul 9, 2016 11:46 AM, "Dave Horn"  wrote:

> Hi All,
>
> I've just returned from a weekend trip to two beaches (Plum Island, MA and
> Drakes Island, ME) that host healthy populations of besting piping plovers
> and least terns.  In both places there are barriers and signage, and
> visitors and residents respect them.  The Drakes Islanders are quite proud
> of "their" birds and very willing to report any instances of molestation to
> the local beach patrol who are a visible presence along the public beaches
> doing their usual job of enforcing alcohol and glass restrictions and
> administering first aid.  At Plum Id. it's US Fish and Wildlife folks who
> do the enforcing, with very little trouble.  Local people there caught onto
> the value of rare birds years ago and have no difficulty turning in
> offenders.  I think Ohio DNR could reap some positive benefits by
> designating a few rare stretches of sand beach "For The Birds," with or
> without piping plovers.
>
> BTW yes, this is an Ohio listserve but if you're ever in eastern Mass. with
> a few hours to spare, Plum Island is a good birding venue at any time of
> year.
>
> Bird On!
>
> Dave Horn
> (Worcester, MA)
>
>
> On Sat, Jul 9, 2016 at 9:27 AM, Bill Whan 
> wrote:
>
> > I ran across an interesting account made by folks from Iowa (which
> > hosted nesting piping plovers in the old days) during a trip across the
> > Canadian side of the Great Lakes, at http://scarthphoto.com/wp/  . You
> > will see some of the serious fencing-off (of humans and dogs) the
> > Canadians are deploying to encourage these birds. I don't know of any
> > successful habitat protections in Ohio.
> >        A friend of mine spent some time protecting piping plovers on Long
> > Island, and found indifference among the local humans; one driver of a
> > hulking off-road vehicle told her not to worry: "you can run over them
> > little birds, and they just pop up from the sand after you go by."
> >        Best (sparse) chances of seeing one of these in Ohio start in late
> > July--and have been recorded into early November--after they leave their
> > nests in the north. They tend to appear briefly in spring, when they are
> > seldom found, though they must pass by. They used to nest on sand
> > shorelines in all of Ohio's Lake Erie counties, but as far as I can tell
> > the states' last nest was verified in 1942. In 2001, Peterjohn wrote of
> > Ohio that "They presently average one sighting every two or three
> > years," adding that "The majority of inland sightings are from the
> > Columbus area, where they normally appear once or twice each decade." He
> > was speaking of mudflats during fall drawdowns at Hoover Reservoir near
> > his home, but I don't know why other spots with similar habitat wouldn't
> > serve the same purpose if folks looked for them much elsewhere.
> > Protection efforts in the US and Canada have reversed their decline
> > somewhat in recent years. In 1856, Wheaton observed five of them on a
> > bar in the Scioto River in Columbus, so recovery efforts have a long way
> > to go. If you have verifiable sightings of this bird in Ohio, send data
> > to US Fish & Wildlife Service.
> > Bill Whan
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
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Subject: Englewood East Metropark Shorebirds
From: Beverly Neubauer <neubauers.bev.ed AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Sat, 9 Jul 2016 12:00:24 -0400
​Saturday, July 9 - 10 to 11:30 a.m.

What a beautiful morning--pleasant temperature, nice breeze, and mudflats!

Species seen at the north end of the lake:
     Lesser yellowlegs - 2
     Least sp - 8
     Spotted sp - 4
     Solitary sp - 2
     Pectoral sp - 1
     Killdeer - many
     Green-backed heron - 1
     DC cormorant - 1
     Great blue herons - several
     Red-shouldered hawk

Happy birding,
Ed and Bev Neubauer, Kurt Stein, Rick Asamoto

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Subject: Re: Piping plovers
From: Dave Horn <davehorn43 AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Sat, 9 Jul 2016 11:46:03 -0400
Hi All,

I've just returned from a weekend trip to two beaches (Plum Island, MA and
Drakes Island, ME) that host healthy populations of besting piping plovers
and least terns.  In both places there are barriers and signage, and
visitors and residents respect them.  The Drakes Islanders are quite proud
of "their" birds and very willing to report any instances of molestation to
the local beach patrol who are a visible presence along the public beaches
doing their usual job of enforcing alcohol and glass restrictions and
administering first aid.  At Plum Id. it's US Fish and Wildlife folks who
do the enforcing, with very little trouble.  Local people there caught onto
the value of rare birds years ago and have no difficulty turning in
offenders.  I think Ohio DNR could reap some positive benefits by
designating a few rare stretches of sand beach "For The Birds," with or
without piping plovers.

BTW yes, this is an Ohio listserve but if you're ever in eastern Mass. with
a few hours to spare, Plum Island is a good birding venue at any time of
year.

Bird On!

Dave Horn
(Worcester, MA)


On Sat, Jul 9, 2016 at 9:27 AM, Bill Whan  wrote:

> I ran across an interesting account made by folks from Iowa (which
> hosted nesting piping plovers in the old days) during a trip across the
> Canadian side of the Great Lakes, at http://scarthphoto.com/wp/  . You
> will see some of the serious fencing-off (of humans and dogs) the
> Canadians are deploying to encourage these birds. I don't know of any
> successful habitat protections in Ohio.
>        A friend of mine spent some time protecting piping plovers on Long
> Island, and found indifference among the local humans; one driver of a
> hulking off-road vehicle told her not to worry: "you can run over them
> little birds, and they just pop up from the sand after you go by."
>        Best (sparse) chances of seeing one of these in Ohio start in late
> July--and have been recorded into early November--after they leave their
> nests in the north. They tend to appear briefly in spring, when they are
> seldom found, though they must pass by. They used to nest on sand
> shorelines in all of Ohio's Lake Erie counties, but as far as I can tell
> the states' last nest was verified in 1942. In 2001, Peterjohn wrote of
> Ohio that "They presently average one sighting every two or three
> years," adding that "The majority of inland sightings are from the
> Columbus area, where they normally appear once or twice each decade." He
> was speaking of mudflats during fall drawdowns at Hoover Reservoir near
> his home, but I don't know why other spots with similar habitat wouldn't
> serve the same purpose if folks looked for them much elsewhere.
> Protection efforts in the US and Canada have reversed their decline
> somewhat in recent years. In 1856, Wheaton observed five of them on a
> bar in the Scioto River in Columbus, so recovery efforts have a long way
> to go. If you have verifiable sightings of this bird in Ohio, send data
> to US Fish & Wildlife Service.
> Bill Whan
>
>
>
>
>
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Subject: Piping plovers
From: Bill Whan <billwhan AT COLUMBUS.RR.COM>
Date: Sat, 9 Jul 2016 09:27:23 -0400
I ran across an interesting account made by folks from Iowa (which
hosted nesting piping plovers in the old days) during a trip across the
Canadian side of the Great Lakes, at http://scarthphoto.com/wp/  . You
will see some of the serious fencing-off (of humans and dogs) the
Canadians are deploying to encourage these birds. I don't know of any
successful habitat protections in Ohio.
        A friend of mine spent some time protecting piping plovers on Long
Island, and found indifference among the local humans; one driver of a
hulking off-road vehicle told her not to worry: "you can run over them
little birds, and they just pop up from the sand after you go by."
        Best (sparse) chances of seeing one of these in Ohio start in late
July--and have been recorded into early November--after they leave their
nests in the north. They tend to appear briefly in spring, when they are
seldom found, though they must pass by. They used to nest on sand
shorelines in all of Ohio's Lake Erie counties, but as far as I can tell
the states' last nest was verified in 1942. In 2001, Peterjohn wrote of
Ohio that "They presently average one sighting every two or three
years," adding that "The majority of inland sightings are from the
Columbus area, where they normally appear once or twice each decade." He
was speaking of mudflats during fall drawdowns at Hoover Reservoir near
his home, but I don't know why other spots with similar habitat wouldn't
serve the same purpose if folks looked for them much elsewhere.
Protection efforts in the US and Canada have reversed their decline
somewhat in recent years. In 1856, Wheaton observed five of them on a
bar in the Scioto River in Columbus, so recovery efforts have a long way
to go. If you have verifiable sightings of this bird in Ohio, send data
to US Fish & Wildlife Service.
Bill Whan





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Subject: Cuyahoga Valley Towpath Census
From: DUG <0000004b93466e03-dmarc-request AT LISTSERV.MIAMIOH.EDU>
Date: Sat, 9 Jul 2016 13:03:47 +0000
JULY 08, 2016 - CUYAHOGA VALLEY MONTHLY TOWPATH TRAIL CENSUS.HIKE: Towpath 
Trail from Red Lock south to Merriman Valley. TIME: 5:25am - 1:30pm TEMP.: 
70~86 COND.: Overcast with light sprinkles at start; sprinkles ending. Rain 
shower from 6:50am - 7:10am; Front moving out from the west turning mostly 
sunny with occasional gray clouds not producing rain; then turning sunny, hot 
and humid with light and variable winds. TRAIL COND.: Average: wet and slick in 
places from rain, puddles and occasional mud. RIVER COND.: Still very low and 
shallow in places, great visibility, many rock and sandbars exposed.FT.MI.: 
13.43 OBS.: John Henry & Douglas W. Vogus. 

I. MAMMALS: 8 SPECIES.

   - Shorttail Shrew - 1

   - Eastern Chipmunk - 28
   - Eastern Gray Squirrel - 1
   - Eastern Fox Squirrel - 1
   - Red Squirrel - 19
   - Beaver - 1
   - Muskrat - 2
   - White-tailed Deer - 8 (4 doe,4 fawn)

II. BIRDS: 79 SPECIES (New High for July - previous was 76 in 2013), 1,293 
TOTAL BIRDS.(NOTE: m = male, f = female, ? = bird was seen but not sexed; * = 
bird was heard calling but not sexed) 


   - Canada Goose - 39

   - Wood Duck - 22 (2m,3f,6 juvenile,11 ducklings)
   - Mallard - 4 (1m,2f,1 juvenile)
   - Great Blue Heron - 10 (2 juvenile)
   - Green Heron - 4
   - Turkey Vulture - 11
 - Cooper's Hawk - 2 (1m,1 immature m - Tied Census High from 12 different 
occasions) 

   - Broad-winged Hawk - 1
   - Red-tailed Hawk - 3 (1 juvenile)
   - Killdeer - 14
   - Spotted Sandpiper - 9
   - Solitary Sandpiper - 1 (First July Record on Census)
   - American Woodcock - 2 (First July Record on Census)
   - Rock Pigeon - 3
   - Mourning Dove - 10
   - Yellow-billed Cuckoo - 2
   - Eastern Screech-Owl - 3 (all calling - Tied Census High from 12/2015)
   - Chimney Swift - 2
   - Ruby-throated Hummingbird - 4 (1f,1?,2* - Tied Census High from 09/2011)
   - Belted Kingfisher - 4 (1m,2?,1*)
   - Red-headed Woodpecker - 1
   - Red-bellied Woodpecker - 7 (2?,5*)
   - Downy Woodpecker - 9 (3f,6*)
   - Hairy Woodpecker - 9 (1m,1 juvenile m,3f,1?,3*)
   - Northern Flicker - 6 (2m,1?,4*)
   - Pileated Woodpecker - 1 (*)
   - Peregrine Falcon - 1 (m - "Rocky" at Ohio Turnpike bridge)
   - Eastern Wood-Pewee - 13
   - Acadian Flycatcher - 6
   - Willow Flycatcher - 1
   - Eastern Phoebe - 5
   - Great Crested Flycatcher - 2
   - Eastern Kingbird - 7
   - Yellow-throated Vireo - 4
   - Warbling Vireo - 14
   - Red-eyed Vireo - 13
   - Blue Jay - 19 (2 juvenile)
   - American Crow - 11 (1 juvenile)
   - Tree Swallow - 7 (1 juvenile)
   - Northern Rough-winged Swallow - 16 (4 juvenile)
   - Bank Swallow - 1
   - Barn Swallow - 12 (2 juvenile)
   - Black-capped Chickadee - 24 (2 juvenile)
   - Tufted Titmouse - 22 (3 juvenile)
   - White-breasted Nuthatch - 16 (*)
   - Carolina Wren - 11
   - Blue-gray Gnatcatcher - 6 (1m,1f,3?,1*)
   - Eastern Bluebird - 4 (1m,1f,1 juvenile,1*)
   - Veery - 2
   - Wood Thrush - 2
   - American Robin - 51(5 juvenile)
   - Gray Catbird - 24
 - Brown Thrasher - 2 (juvenile - New Census High - previous was 1 on 04/2012) 

   - European Starling - 28
   - Cedar Waxwing - 12
   - Louisiana Waterthrush - 2
   - Common Yellowthroat - 30 (29m,1f)
   - Hooded Warbler - 7 (m)
   - American Redstart - 1 (m)
   - Cerulean Warbler - 1 (m)
   - Yellow Warbler - 7 (2m,5 juvenile)
   - Yellow-throated Warbler - 4 (m)
   - Eastern Towhee - 4 (3m,1*)
   - Chipping Sparrow - 1
   - Field Sparrow - 2
   - Song Sparrow - 53
   - Swamp Sparrow - 18 (Tied Census High from 07/2015)
   - Scarlet Tanager - 4 (3m,1f - 1 nest in sycamore tree)
   - Northern Cardinal - 37 (17m,1 juvenile m,4f,1 juvenile f,6*,8 juvenile *)
   - Rose-breasted Grosbeak - 2 (1m,1f)
   - Indigo Bunting - 15 (m)
   - Red-winged Blackbird - 39 (32m,7f)
   - Common Grackle - 461
   - Brown-headed Cowbird - 8 (6m,1f,1 juvenile)
   - Orchard Oriole - 2 (1m,1f - 1 nest in sycamore tree)
   - Baltimore Oriole - 7 (1m,2f,1 immature,2 juvenile,1*)
   - House Finch - 3 (*)
   - American Goldfinch - 19 (9m,1f,1?,8*)
   - House Sparrow - 28
   - Unidentified Passerines - 19

III. REPTILES: 4 SPECIES.

   - Common Snapping Turtle - 2

   - Red-eared Turtle - 1
   - Midland Painted Turtle - 65
   - Eastern Spiny Softshell - 5

IV. AMPHIBIANS: 4 SPECIES.

   - American Toad - 4

   - Gray Treefrog - 2 (heard only)
   - Bullfrog - 2
   - Green Frog - 18

V. FISHES: 9 SPECIES.

   - Common Carp - 2

   - Golden Shiner - 60+ (Ira Beaver Marsh)
   - Creek Chub - 11
   - Common White Sucker - 1 (Cuyahoga River)
   - Northern Hog Sucker - 4 (Yellow Creek)
   - Rock Bass - 1 (Ira Beaver Marsh)
   - Largemouth Bass - 2 (Cuyahoga River)
   - Bluegill - 6 (Ira Beaver Marsh)
   - Pumpkinseed - 1 (Ira Beaver Marsh)

VI. BUTTERFLIES: 11 SPECIES.

   - Eastern Tiger Swallowtail - 1

   - Cabbage Butterfly - 22
   - Clouded Sulphur - 2
   - Summer Azure - 1
   - Great Spangled Fritillary - 2
   - Pearl Crescent - 9
   - Red Admiral - 1
   - Northern Pearly Eye - 1
   - Little Wood Satyr - 1
   - Silver-spotted Skipper - 2
   - Least Skipper - 1

Douglas W. Vogus - Akron, Ohio.






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Subject: Re: Extra info on new checklist
From: Steve Jones <sjlarue1 AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Sat, 9 Jul 2016 06:31:58 -0400
Yay!  There was no change in the Redpolls! :-D

Steve J.
On Jul 8, 2016 1:08 PM, "Bill Whan"  wrote:

I ran across a summary the ABA has made on the changes in the AOU
checklist. Their remarks center on the ABA area, highlighting the
changes that might be more significant to non-professional birders in
the US. Have a look at
http://blog.aba.org/2016/07/2016-aou-supplement.html
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Subject: Big Island Shorebirds
From: Steve Jones <sjlarue1 AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Sat, 9 Jul 2016 06:37:24 -0400
Greetings!

Ron Sempier is reporting a good smattering of Shorebirds starting to filter
into the middle pond of Big Island.  With the partial draining of that
pond, it will either make it easier or harder to find them.:-D. Scope not
critical but it will help. I would listen for anything thst isn't a
Killdeer.

Also keep eye out for Black Terns.  One or two have been seen off and on
all last month.

I'm working all week, so if anyone spies a Wimbrel...or a juvi Black Tern
let me know. :-D

Happy Birding and God bless!

Steve J

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Subject: Re: Jackson Field / South Chagrin Reservation - No Bank Swallows along the Chagrin River?
From: Steve Jones <sjlarue1 AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Sat, 9 Jul 2016 06:25:16 -0400
In general, I've noticed a decrease in the amount of both Bank and Cliff
swallows seen this year.   Those few that I have seen have been nesting
later in the season...dunno if the weird spring had anything to do with it.

I have seen more Roughies this year...but it could be that I have finally
started to notice them.

Barn and Tree have been about the same. As have the Martin colonies.  I
have noticed at Lawrence Woods that the Tree Swallows stuck to one brood
though...where Big Island seems to be in continual production. They also
seemed to have started earlier there with their first broods causing
momentary confusion thinking they were migrating Banks. :-D

Happy Birding and God bless!

Steve J.
On Jul 7, 2016 5:19 PM, "Ken Andrews"  wrote:

> I made the short walk to the Chagrin River this afternoon at Jackson Field
> hoping to see the bank swallows nesting in the embankment/cliff across the
> river. There were none anywhere. I think the young would have fledged by
> now. But, there should have been some swallows there had then been nesting.
> The dirt/clay face of the cliff didn't have many holes in it compared to
> past years. And, the faces of the cliff looked very crumbly. They weren't
> as smooth as they have been in past years.
>
> Did anyone go to this location over the past few months?
> There was only one eBird checklist with bank swallows this summer. It was
> dated June 14 and reported 8 of the birds.
>
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Subject: SciotoGrove-Shadeville,7-08:Eagle,sparrows
From: rob thorn <robthorn AT EARTHLINK.NET>
Date: Sat, 9 Jul 2016 05:35:35 -0400
I made a few quick stops at Scioto Grove MetroPark and areas south of there to 
Shadeville (including Grants Run and the Hibbs Rd canoe access), finding many 
active resident birds with the cool, cloudy morning. Highlights included 


Bald Eagle - 1 was soaring over the Hibbs Rd canoe access, probably one of the 
Shadeville pair 

Cooper'sHawks - individuals were at both the Scioto Grove main entrance and at 
Hibbs Rd 

Yellow-billed Cuckoo - calling birds at many areas; they've really shown up in 
numbers since the cicadas fell off in southeastern Ohio 

Willow Flycatchers - 4-5 were in the field at Hibbs access
Rough-winged Swallows - small flocks of 6-10 were along the Scioto River at 
several locations 

Wood Thrushes - singing and defensive birds were along the Overlook Trail in 
Scioto Grove 

Prothonotary Warblers - at least 1 pair was still active along the REI 
Riverfront Trail in Scioto Grove 

Grasshopper Sparrows - 1-2 were singing in the grasslands around the main 
entrance to Scioto Grove 

Savannah Sparrow - at least 1 was singing in those same grasslands
Rose-brGrosbeak - a male was singing along the trail north of Hibbs Rd canoe 
launch 


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Subject: Western Meadowlark at Battelle Darby Creek
From: Gene Stauffer <stauffergene1 AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Fri, 8 Jul 2016 14:51:45 -0400
Shortly after noon today at Battelle Darby Creek Metro Park, west of Columbus, 
I was on the Darby Creek Greenway Trail just south of the road to the Nature 
Center. I heard a Western Meadowlark song from some distance away. I listened 
for several minutes but did not hear the song again. After perhaps thirty 
minutes I returned to the location and heard the song much closer. I quickly 
found the bird sitting on a fence post a few yards from the trail. I got some 
photos before it flew, but they are low quality and not diagnostic. 

Gene StaufferGrove City
                                          
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Subject: Chuck-will's Widow
From: Jerry <jerry073352 AT ATT.NET>
Date: Fri, 8 Jul 2016 14:09:28 -0400
Does anyone know if the Chuck-will's-widows are being seen or heard along Ohio 
Brush Creek ? 

Thanks !

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Subject: Extra info on new checklist
From: Bill Whan <billwhan AT COLUMBUS.RR.COM>
Date: Fri, 8 Jul 2016 13:08:02 -0400
I ran across a summary the ABA has made on the changes in the AOU
checklist. Their remarks center on the ABA area, highlighting the
changes that might be more significant to non-professional birders in
the US. Have a look at
http://blog.aba.org/2016/07/2016-aou-supplement.html
Bill W

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Subject: New AOU Checklist
From: Bill Whan <billwhan AT COLUMBUS.RR.COM>
Date: Fri, 8 Jul 2016 09:51:43 -0400
For folks who want to keep up with the work of the academic
ornithological community, the latest AOU Checklist is in the new issue
of the AUK, online at

         http://www.aoucospubs.org/doi/pdf/10.1642/AUK-16-77.1

Many new scientific species names, and some of higher orders, are
listed, beginning on p. 545.  Some scientific names of familiar species
are changed, as are their places in the systematic organization. The
recent inclusions of central America avifauna are welcome, but may
temporarily confuse naive users (like me), especially since the common
nomenclature used for added species is new and more often subject to
revision--not to mention seldom in English.
        Closer to home, no approved common names for local species have been
changed that I can see, but there are lots of changes in scientific
names (sandhill crane is now Antigone canadensis, presumably a classical
reference to the character of Sophocles' play, via the scientific name
of Sarus cranes of the far East). Those of us who share and publish
checklists will want to acknowledge and obey these and new systematic
orders. We hope these yearly cleansings and orderings of our birds'
names will bring us ever closer to understanding nature's mysteries.


Bill Whan


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Subject: Bobwhite SWMP Westerville
From: Mark Sullivan <columbussully AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Fri, 8 Jul 2016 09:27:27 -0400
Saw two Northern Bobwhite 8:30 a.m. yesterday at Sharon Woods Metropark in
Westerville.  They were walking near the margin of the path and then veered
off into the field and disappeared.  I returned to the same area 45 minutes
and heard them calling but could not seem them.

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Subject: Re: Jackson Field / South Chagrin Reservation - No Bank Swallows along the Chagrin River?
From: Todd Eiben <eibentbss AT HOTMAIL.COM>
Date: Fri, 8 Jul 2016 06:55:31 -0400
Ken, I have not walked down to the river there in 3-4 weeks. There are usually 
too many people wading in the river and letting their dogs run in that area of 
the river now that it is nice. I run a butterfly transect at Jackson Field. I 
am there once a week from April 1 to Nov 1. I have to go "off" transect to see 
this area and the trees are all leaved out and it is tough to see from the path 
I follow like it is earlier. During migration in May, there were plenty down 
there (many more than 8) and they were flying into the holes. I don't know what 
happened to them since then unfortunately. I will pay more attention next year. 
Hope this helps a little. Todd 


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Subject: upperAlumCreekLake,Hoover,7-07: cuckoos,swallows,warblers
From: rob thorn <robthorn AT EARTHLINK.NET>
Date: Fri, 8 Jul 2016 06:39:42 -0400
I stopped at the upper ends of both these reservoirs north of Columbus to check 
for late nesters & early migrants. Water levels at both are still very high, so 
they look to be poor for shorebirding this season. Many resident landbirds were 
still active and singing at both areas, though, and the list included: 


Osprey - 5-6 birds till at Hogback Rd on Alum, but few juveniles, so nesting 
wasn't very successful 

Yellow-billed Cuckoos - very common, with 1-2 calling at every stop at both 
reservoirs 

Red-headed Woodpeckers - 1-2 were in dead snags at Area N at Hoover
Swallows - Rough-winged were starting to mass at Hoover, with 20+ birds around 
the Boardwalk at Galena; at the same time, 10-12 Cliffs were still feeding 
nestlings at the Galena bridge there. 

Wood Thrushes - surprisingly common, with 1-3 birds at every stop
Prothonotary Warblers - still active in many areas, with 2 singing at hogback 
Rd (alum) and 3 singing at Area N (Hoover) 

Parula Warblers - singing birds were at Area N at Hoover
Yellow-throated Warblers - 2-3 singing birds were at both Hogback and Area N
Black&White Warbler - 1 was singing along Big Run Rd at Alum Creek Lake
Scarlet Tanagers - singing birds were at Big Run Rd & Hogback (Alum) and Area N 
(Hoover) 

Rose-br.Grosbeaks - singing birds at Big Run Rd and Hogback (Alum)
Baltimore Orioles - lots of juveniles being escorted by adults at many stops

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Subject: OUT of STATE-- Presque Isle PA report
From: jen brumfield <elfin_skimmer AT HOTMAIL.COM>
Date: Thu, 7 Jul 2016 22:31:57 +0000
Hi all- OUT OF STATE, but notable to get in gear because fall migration is 
here. Just over our eastern border at Presque Isle SP, PA, (not all far from 
Conneaut) an adult *White Ibis*, 7 avocets, 2 Whimbrel and a Willet at Gull 
Point. It's early July and most folks aren't fully tuned back in to migration, 
but it's time to get back in gear. Get to those lakefront sites and inland 
wetlands! 


Jen Brumfield 
Cleveland, OH
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Subject: Jackson Field / South Chagrin Reservation - No Bank Swallows along the Chagrin River?
From: Ken Andrews <ken.hikes AT HOTMAIL.COM>
Date: Thu, 7 Jul 2016 17:18:44 -0400
I made the short walk to the Chagrin River this afternoon at Jackson Field 
hoping to see the bank swallows nesting in the embankment/cliff across the 
river. There were none anywhere. I think the young would have fledged by now. 
But, there should have been some swallows there had then been nesting. The 
dirt/clay face of the cliff didn't have many holes in it compared to past 
years. And, the faces of the cliff looked very crumbly. They weren't as smooth 
as they have been in past years. 


Did anyone go to this location over the past few months? 
There was only one eBird checklist with bank swallows this summer. It was dated 
June 14 and reported 8 of the birds. 


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Subject: Re: Fwd: Mystery ducks - bath nature preserve
From: Cynthia N <cncavelady AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Thu, 7 Jul 2016 16:33:43 -0400
When I arrived, it was just after a rain and I did not see them.
Cynthia

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Subject: [Ohio-birds] Fwd: Mystery ducks - bath nature preserve

the mystery ducks were gone today.
any suggestions about what they were?

Marty



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Subject: Mystery ducks - bath nature preserve
To: Ohio Birds 


Right now. On mound in Marsh/pond . Mallard sized but colored like cinnamon 
teal. Group of 10. Domestics? Never seen this type before. 

Also see mallard, wood duck, green and great blue heron, killdeer, thrasher, 
numerous bluebirds incl juveniles, waxwing, 3 types of swallows, etc 


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Subject: Fwd: Mystery ducks - bath nature preserve
From: Elaine & Marty Cohen <buckeye4c AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Thu, 7 Jul 2016 16:11:45 -0400
the mystery ducks were gone today.
any suggestions about what they were?

Marty



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Subject: Mystery ducks - bath nature preserve
To: Ohio Birds 


Right now.  On mound in Marsh/pond .  Mallard sized but colored like
cinnamon teal.  Group of 10.  Domestics?  Never seen this type before.
Also see mallard, wood duck, green and great blue heron, killdeer,
thrasher, numerous bluebirds incl juveniles, waxwing, 3 types of swallows,
etc

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Subject: Lorain County - Savannah Sparrow
From: Spencer Ryan <spencerryan AT WINDSTREAM.NET>
Date: Wed, 6 Jul 2016 20:20:00 -0400
I birded Russia Township Park today for about 30 minutes. It's on the south 
side of Butternut Ridge, just east of State Route 58. Lots of activity, of 
note: 


2 Eastern Meadowlarks
2 Savannah Sparrows
20+ Killdeer
20+ Tree Swallows with Juveniles
10+ House Finches
4 American Goldfinches

It was a neat little park with paved trails. Great looks at Meadowlarks and 
Savannahs. 


Spencer 

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