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Updated on Thursday, August 28 at 08:30 PM EST
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28 Aug black-crowned night heron [Linda Woolard ]
28 Aug Blendon Woods Metro Park Columbus [Bob and Elaine McNulty ]
28 Aug Pipe creek [disacco ]
28 Aug Highland Co Kite [Duane Troyer ]
28 Aug Avocets [Doreene Linzell ]
28 Aug Alum Creek res. little gull [John Herman ]
28 Aug Whimbrel past Edgewater [jen brumfield ]
28 Aug Little Gull [Doreene Linzell ]
27 Aug American Avocet and other shorebirds in Wayne County 8/27/14 [Su Snyder ]
27 Aug Re: Birding Around Highland County [Helen Ostermiller ]
27 Aug Conneaut Harbor...any update?? [Shawn Collins ]
27 Aug Birding Around Highland County [John Seiler ]
27 Aug Conneaut Sandspit [Chris Swan ]
27 Aug Conneaut Buff-breasted Sandpiper [Chris Swan ]
27 Aug Englewood East Metropark [ ]
27 Aug Blendon Woods Metro Park Columbus 2 day report [Bob and Elaine McNulty ]
27 Aug Buff-breasted Sandpiper Conneaut update [Don Keffer ]
27 Aug Buff-breasted Sandpiper Conneaut... yes [Don Keffer ]
27 Aug Highland Co Kite [Duane Troyer ]
26 Aug black-and-white warbler [Judith Espedal ]
26 Aug Highland Co Kite [Duane Troyer ]
25 Aug Conneaut Sandspit Happenings / Ashtabula Co [robert lane ]
25 Aug New eBird shared bird reporting hot spots [Ken Ostermiller ]
25 Aug Blendon Woods-Mud Flats ["Simpson, Bruce" ]
25 Aug Blendon Woods Metro Park Columbus [Bob and Elaine McNulty ]
25 Aug Conneaut Sandspit- 14 species of Shorebirds [Sally Isacco ]
25 Aug phalarope, red knot , and godwit [mary warrren ]
25 Aug Fw: tickets for passenger pigeon symposium [Laura Dornan ]
25 Aug Highland County ST Kite - YES! [Kathi Hutton ]
25 Aug Alum Creek Little Gull present [ ]
25 Aug Geauga Parks Update [Sandra Buckles ]
25 Aug Conneaut Buff-breasted Sandpiper [Chris Swan ]
24 Aug Conneaut Harbor Shorebirds 8-24-14 [Shawn Collins ]
24 Aug Villa Angela/Wildwood Parks 8/23/14 (6 warbler sp) Ovenbird/Mourning/Canada [ ]
24 Aug little gull Alum Creek State Park, Delaware Co--NO [Thea and Mark Sinclair ]
24 Aug migration on lake erie [Mark Anderson ]
24 Aug Blendon Woods - Columbus [Bob and Elaine McNulty ]
24 Aug Red knot [Cole DiFabio ]
24 Aug Blendon Woods-4 Warblers ["Simpson, Bruce" ]
24 Aug Englewood East Metropark [ ]
24 Aug Swallow-tailed Kite Continues / Highland Co [robert lane ]
24 Aug Swallow-tailed kite present Highland County [Andrew Sewell ]
24 Aug Red Knot Conneaut [jen brumfield ]
23 Aug Leucistic Barn Swallow, Red Knot, Marbled Godwit, etc - Saturday 8/23/14 [Dan Sanders ]
23 Aug Possible Clay-colored Sparrow - need help with I.D. [Matt Valencic ]
23 Aug Blacklick Metro Park Columbus [Bob and Elaine McNulty ]
23 Aug Englewood East Metropark [ ]
23 Aug Re: Swallow-tailed Kite [Steve Jones ]
23 Aug Re: Swallow-tailed Kite [ ]
23 Aug Re: Swallow-tailed Kite [Paul Hurtado ]
23 Aug Re: Swallow-tailed Kite [ ]
23 Aug Swallow-tailed Kite [Nancy Rudd ]
23 Aug Marbled Godwit, Red Knot at Pipe Creek [Andrew Sewell ]
23 Aug Red Knot [Doreene Linzell ]
23 Aug Willet still at Mosquito Lake [Don Keffer ]
23 Aug Wilson's Phalaropes 5 + Baird's Sandpiper 1 [Doreene Linzell ]
23 Aug Ashtabula Sheetz Hummingbird [robert lane ]
23 Aug Swallow-tailed Kite [Cole DiFabio ]
23 Aug Highland Co Kite [Duane Troyer ]
23 Aug Pipe Creek [Patty McKelvey ]
23 Aug Little Gull [John Seiler ]
22 Aug Re: Swallow-tailed Kite update? [ ]
22 Aug Re: Swallow-tailed Kite update? [ ]
22 Aug Swallow-tailed Kite update? [Cole DiFabio ]
22 Aug Willow Point Wilson's Phalaropes / Erie Co [robert lane ]
22 Aug Mosquito Lake [Trumbull County] ["J. Hochadel" ]
22 Aug Pipe Creek Marbled Godwit / Erie County [robert lane ]
22 Aug Olive-sided Flycatcher, Killdeer Plains WA [Ira Shulgin ]
22 Aug c. nighthawks behavior [inga schmidt ]
22 Aug Stand with us in Geauga County [Sandra Buckles ]
22 Aug Little Gull continues, Alum Creek (Delaware Co.) ["cwinstead AT earthlink.net" ]
22 Aug Highland Co. Kite [Duane Troyer ]
22 Aug Marbled Godwit at Pipe Creek [jen brumfield ]
22 Aug Join us Saturday in Geauga to protect our birds [Sandra Buckles ]
22 Aug CR-448A Lake County- Lake Apopka , Florida - Sumter County , Florida- Swallow-Tailed Kite Field of Dreams Still Alive ! [Steve Petruniak ]
21 Aug Baird's Sandpiper at LaDue [Matt Valencic ]

Subject: black-crowned night heron
From: Linda Woolard <woolardl AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Thu, 28 Aug 2014 21:02:23 -0400
At twilight today and also on Tuesday, I saw a black-crowned night heron on
the northeast side of Cranberry Bog. Today it was feeding and Tuesday it
was about a yard up on a dead bush or tree.
Also thirteen great egrets flew into roost at the bog- one remained
motionless in the air for a few seconds with the setting sun shining behind
its wings- awesome!
We also saw maybe thirty or more green herons in Maple Bay and on our
return most of them flew by us seemingly headed for the bog.
Finally also saw 4 wood ducks, numerous mallards and kingbirds, several
GBH, 4 cormorants, lots of swallows, and a kingfisher.

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Subject: Blendon Woods Metro Park Columbus
From: Bob and Elaine McNulty <bob.mcn AT SBCGLOBAL.NET>
Date: Thu, 28 Aug 2014 16:07:51 -0400
Warbler numbers were low. found on 1st section of Sugarbush trail, front loop 
of Goldenrod trail, Hickory ridge trail and Brookside trail. 

Magnolia warbler
black throated green warbler
bay breasted warbler
chestnut sided warbler
American redstart
blue winged warbler
black and white warbler
hooded warbler

brown thrasher
red eyed vireo
blue gray gnatcatcher
indigo bunting, immature
Swainson's thrush

Wild flowers on Goldenrod trail
3 nodding ladies' tresses
1 slender ladies' tresses
2 rose pink

Added bonus: We had a mourning warbler in our backyard last evening. Our first 
fall migration warbler this season. 


Bob and Elaine McNulty

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Subject: Pipe creek
From: disacco <disacco AT ROADRUNNER.COM>
Date: Thu, 28 Aug 2014 15:13:30 -0400
Red Knot contines as off 12:30 as well as 1 white-rumped and 5 Stilts
Sally isacco




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Subject: Highland Co Kite
From: Duane Troyer <duane9266 AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Thu, 28 Aug 2014 13:05:23 -0400
Numerous birders were present this morning to look for the Swallow-tailed Kite 
and it was not seen up until 10:30. I left the site then and returned at 1:00 
with no signs of the bird so far today that I know of. 

Good birding 
Duane Troyer

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Subject: Avocets
From: Doreene Linzell <dlinzell611 AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Thu, 28 Aug 2014 12:32:47 -0400
There are currently (12:15) 3 Avocets at Killdeer Plains. They are on rocky
outcroppings in front of the island in the upland reservoir. A scope is
essential!

Doreene Linzell
Dan Sanders

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Subject: Alum Creek res. little gull
From: John Herman <pgallinule52 AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Thu, 28 Aug 2014 08:48:36 -0400
Any recent sightings of the Alum Creek reservoir little gull?
Thanks.
J. Herman

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Subject: Whimbrel past Edgewater
From: jen brumfield <elfin_skimmer AT HOTMAIL.COM>
Date: Thu, 28 Aug 2014 08:52:56 -0400
Chuck Slusarczyk Jr and Tim Jasinski had a Whimbrel fly east past Cleveland 
Metroparks Edgewater Park this morning 



JB
CLE, OH
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Subject: Little Gull
From: Doreene Linzell <dlinzell611 AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Thu, 28 Aug 2014 08:49:16 -0400
There is presently (8:45 am) a Little Gull on the beach at Delaware S. P.
It could be the same one that has been at Alum Creek as we just came from
there and there was no Little Gull present.

Doreene Linzell
Dan Sanders

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Subject: American Avocet and other shorebirds in Wayne County 8/27/14
From: Su Snyder <bird348 AT SSSNET.COM>
Date: Wed, 27 Aug 2014 18:31:47 -0400
Hi all:  Birded along Wilderness Road near Funk in Wayne County late this
afternoon. Had 14 of species of shorebirds.  New for me this season at this
site were an AMERICAN AVOCET and an AMERICAN GOLDEN-PLOVER.  Also present
were: Semipalm Plover, Killdeer, Spotted Sandpiper, Greater Yellowlegs,
Lesser Yellowlegs, Semipalm Sandpiper, Least Sandpiper, BAIRD'S SANDPIPER,
Stilt Sandpiper, Pectoral Sandpiper, Short-billed Dowitcher, and Wilson's
Snipe.  Su Snyder, Wooster




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Subject: Re: Birding Around Highland County
From: Helen Ostermiller <hostermiller AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Wed, 27 Aug 2014 16:10:53 -0400
One source of information for birding in any county is the Ohio e-bird hotspots 
website. The Highland County page with information on about 10 shared birding 
sites is at http://ohioebirdhotspots.wikispaces.com/Highland+County 


Helen Ostermiller

On Aug 27, 2014, at 3:45 PM, John Seiler wrote:

> I will be out trying to locate the Swallow-tailed Kite.  Is there any other
> areas to bird around Highland county?
> 
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Subject: Conneaut Harbor...any update??
From: Shawn Collins <pabirder1974 AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Wed, 27 Aug 2014 15:50:19 -0400
Has anyone been to Conneut this late afternoon???  Wondering what was
there/update.


Thanks

Shawn Collins
Crawford County PA

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Subject: Birding Around Highland County
From: John Seiler <jseiler6200 AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Wed, 27 Aug 2014 15:45:11 -0400
I will be out trying to locate the Swallow-tailed Kite.  Is there any other
areas to bird around Highland county?

Thanks,

*John Seiler*

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Subject: Conneaut Sandspit
From: Chris Swan <swan.1 AT LIVE.COM>
Date: Wed, 27 Aug 2014 12:00:19 -0400
Other notables are 3 avocet, 3 short-billed dowitchers, 3 sanderlings, many 
common and Caspian terns, Boneparte's gulls, 12 blue-wing teal flyby, 4 common 
mergansers, and of course the usual peeps. 


Chris Swan 

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Subject: Conneaut Buff-breasted Sandpiper
From: Chris Swan <swan.1 AT LIVE.COM>
Date: Wed, 27 Aug 2014 12:15:06 -0400
The Buff-breasted sandpiper reported earlier by Don Keffer has returned! Many 
people are there with eyes on it. 

 
Also of note this morning and afternoon were 3 avocets that just dropped in, 3 
short-billed dowitchers, Baird's, sanderlings, and all the usual peeps. 

 
Tons of Boneparte's gulls, common and a few Caspian terns.
 
12 blue-wing teal flyby and 4 common mergansers.
 
Chris Swan
                                          
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Subject: Englewood East Metropark
From: Edward Neubauer <00000008a49aa226-dmarc-request AT LISTSERV.MIAMIOH.EDU>
Date: Wed, 27 Aug 2014 11:11:00 -0400
Wednesday, Aug. 27 - 8:30-10:30 a.m.

Highlight of the day was 2 black-crowned night herons--1 adult, 1
imm--standing in the remaining north end "puddle".

Semipalmated plover
Semipalmated sps
Least sps
Greater yellowlegs
Lesser yellowlegs
Pectoral sp
Solitary sp
Great egrets
Great blue herons
Green-backed herons
DC cormorants
Ring-billed gull
Canada geese
Wood ducks
Mallards
Belted kingfishers

Happy birding,
Ed and Bev Neubauer, Kurt Stein, Dean Porter and a couple of shy  strangers

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Subject: Blendon Woods Metro Park Columbus 2 day report
From: Bob and Elaine McNulty <bob.mcn AT SBCGLOBAL.NET>
Date: Wed, 27 Aug 2014 10:57:18 -0400
Tuesday:  low number of birds
Chestnut sided warbler
blackburnian warbler
Canada warbler
magnolia warbler
empy flycatchers, one was wagging the tail a lot. 
red headed woodpecker, immature

Wednesday
Blackburnian warblers ... a flock of 4
Wilson's warbler,  female and immature
Canada warbler, female
magnolia warbler
Tennessee warbler

Philadelphia vireo
red eyed vireo
wood thrush

Bob mcNulty

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Subject: Buff-breasted Sandpiper Conneaut update
From: Don Keffer <donkeff AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Wed, 27 Aug 2014 10:25:59 -0400
At 10:20 the Buff-breasted Sandpiper flew over open water north towards the 
breakwall and hasn't return yet..... 


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Subject: Buff-breasted Sandpiper Conneaut... yes
From: Don Keffer <donkeff AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Wed, 27 Aug 2014 10:08:40 -0400
Buff-breasted Sandpiper on the sandspit  as of 10am

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Subject: Highland Co Kite
From: Duane Troyer <duane9266 AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Wed, 27 Aug 2014 09:10:34 -0400
The Swallow-tailed Kite is still present this morning at 9 am and putting on 
quite the show along New Vienna Rd. 

Duane Troyer

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Subject: black-and-white warbler
From: Judith Espedal <jespedal AT SBCGLOBAL.NET>
Date: Tue, 26 Aug 2014 09:00:01 -0700
Saw one black and white warbler mingling with a bunch of Carolina chickadees at 
Hills and Dales Metropark - near the wetwood boardwalk. Don't know if this one 
is an early migrant or a resident one as they do nest in Ohio. Also saw a 
tailless house wren. almost mistook it for a 

winter wren (a bit early I think) till I got a better look at it and 
realized it had lost all of its tail in some encounter. Note - Hills and Dales 
MetroPark is nestled between Oakwood and Kettering in the Dayton 

area -  You go out West Dorothy Lane and turn north on Patterson. There 
are a couple of entrances to the park off of Patterson.


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Subject: Highland Co Kite
From: Duane Troyer <duane9266 AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Tue, 26 Aug 2014 08:58:41 -0400
The Swallow-tailed Kite is still present this morning at 9:00, at its usual 
spot along New Vienna Rd. 

Duane Troyer


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Subject: Conneaut Sandspit Happenings / Ashtabula Co
From: robert lane <ohiomagpie AT HOTMAIL.COM>
Date: Mon, 25 Aug 2014 19:49:36 -0400
If you arrived at "The Sandspit" today, Monday, anytime after 10AM, you would 
have thought you were driving out onto a cultivated agricultural field, well 
disked and ready for planting. The now infamous Port Authority tractor and drag 
rake was out making the rounds, raking any surface it could find, and today 
that included driving thru the water areas, appearing to be trying to dry them 
out. He did succeed in eliminating the smallest, most productive, shorebird 
pool to the east. The Red Knot (Day #8), tolerated the annoying activity by 
staying out in the remaining pool area. Unfortunately, Chris Swan's wonderful 
Buff-breasted Sandpiper morning find, was not as abiding; being reportedly 
flushed by the tractor about 10:30AM, not to return. Fortunately, before this 
happened, there were birders and photographers who got to enjoy the buffie up 
close and personal. If the tractor would avoid the obvious areas frequented by 
the visiting birds, there would not be a problem. Enough of the negative. Some 
fun and interesting new visual entertainment 


witnessed last week were bikini clad maidens on horseback riding around on the 
sandspit, and several Amish families swimming from the sandspit, fully clothed 
and in the water up to their necks; What a sight! Anyone that visits the 
sandspit, should congratulate the Red Knot for surviving The D-Day Reenactment 
this past weekend. I wonder if it enjoyed all the excitement. 


Bob Lane                                          
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Subject: New eBird shared bird reporting hot spots
From: Ken Ostermiller <ken.ostermiller AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Mon, 25 Aug 2014 17:33:00 -0400
Ohio birders have added several new shared bird reporting hot spots to
eBird.  We now have 1829 birding locations listed in eBird in Ohio.



Champaign County

Simon Kenton Trail--OH-55 Trailhead, Urbana

http://ohioebirdhotspots.com.wikispaces.com/Simon+Kenton+Trail



Fairfield County

Rush Creek Lake (Fairfield Co.)

http://ohioebirdhotspots.wikispaces.com/Rush+Creek+Lake



Fulton County

Wabash Cannonball Trail--Tiffin River

http://ohioebirdhotspots.wikispaces.com/Wabash+Cannonball+Trail



Huron County

Huron County Land Lab

http://ohioebirdhotspots.wikispaces.com/Huron+County+Land+Lab

Riverside Cemetery, Monroeville

http://ohioebirdhotspots.wikispaces.com/Riverside+Cemetery+Monroeville



Marion County

Big Island Wildlife Area--Hoch Rd. reservoir

http://ohioebirdhotspots.wikispaces.com/Big+Island+Wildlife+Area



Perry County

Rush Creek Lake (Perry Co.)

http://ohioebirdhotspots.wikispaces.com/Rush+Creek+Lake



Ross County

Tri-County Triangle Trail--Austin Trailhead

http://ohioebirdhotspots.wikispaces.com/Tri-County+Triangle+Trail


Ken Ostermiller

eBird Hot Spot reviewer for Ohio

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Subject: Blendon Woods-Mud Flats
From: "Simpson, Bruce" <simpson AT METROPARKS.NET>
Date: Mon, 25 Aug 2014 15:02:03 -0400
Blendon Woods is located in the Northeast corner of Columbus off of Rte 161
& I 270. Take the Little Turtle Way exit.

  We have lowered the water in Thoreau Lake for the Shorebirds. The
Mudflats will remain till Shorebird Migration is over

              Shorebirds
                     Sandpipers
                        Least
                        Solitary
                        Spotted
                        Baird's(last week)

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

                              Bruce Simpson-Naturalist at Blendon Woods
Metro Park in columbus

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Subject: Blendon Woods Metro Park Columbus
From: Bob and Elaine McNulty <bob.mcn AT SBCGLOBAL.NET>
Date: Mon, 25 Aug 2014 14:20:56 -0400
Lots of warblers today with multiples of most species.
Common yellowthroat
magnolia warbler
American redstart
black and white warbler
chestnut sided warbler
blackburnian warbler
bay breasted warbler
Canada warbler
olive sided flycatcher
great crested flycatcher
Acadian flycatcher
white eyed vireo
red eyed vireo
summer tanager
belted kingfisher
green heron

Bob McNulty

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Subject: Conneaut Sandspit- 14 species of Shorebirds
From: Sally Isacco <disacco AT ROADRUNNER.COM>
Date: Mon, 25 Aug 2014 13:39:50 -0400
Great day and great people.  I was there from 7:30AM - 11:30AM.
Highlights for me:  Red Knot very cooperative,  Buff-breasted
Sandpiper,  White-rumped Sandpiper and Bairds Sandpiper.  Great looks at
all.
Sally Isacco, Concord Twp., Chardon

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Subject: phalarope, red knot , and godwit
From: mary warrren <windbird AT BEX.NET>
Date: Mon, 25 Aug 2014 11:31:07 -0400
This morning at Willow Point Wildlife Area in Erie County, there were still a 
couple of Wilson’s Phalaropes. At Pipe Creek Wildlife Area, the Marbled 
Godwit and Red Knot remain in Unit B. 


Happy Birding!


Mary Warren
Sandusky

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Subject: Fw: tickets for passenger pigeon symposium
From: Laura Dornan <tldornan68 AT ATT.NET>
Date: Mon, 25 Aug 2014 08:00:04 -0700
I apologize  for this late message.  I forgot to subscribe to the list-serve 
before sending it last night.  I hope that some one can still respond in time 
for me to send these tickets. 


 
On Monday, August 25, 2014 12:17 AM, Laura Dornan  wrote:
  


In July I purchased tickets for 2 people to the symposium but we are not going 
to be able to attend.  I will gladly offer them to the 1st person who contacts 
me.  I would like to get $100 each for them (they cost $115) but will accept 
less if necessary.  I know time is critical now to get them to you by mail.  If 
you can let me know you want them in time for me to get them in the mail by 
4:00 pm today (Monday), I will trust you to send me the money.  E-mail me you 
address and how much you are willing to pay for them.  I will send them to the 
1st person I hear from. 


Laura Dornan
Louisville, Stark County 

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Subject: Highland County ST Kite - YES!
From: Kathi Hutton <KRHuttonDVM AT FRONTIER.COM>
Date: Mon, 25 Aug 2014 10:19:54 -0400
Day 11 of the Highland County SWALLOW-TAILED KITE. Seen from Jones Rd as well 
as at the original location, 7521 New Vienna Rd. 

10:15am
Kathi Hutton

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Subject: Alum Creek Little Gull present
From: Robert Batterson <000000162c6d9edb-dmarc-request AT LISTSERV.MIAMIOH.EDU>
Date: Mon, 25 Aug 2014 10:13:26 -0400
I relocated the Little gull at Alum Creek this morning 8/25/14 on the North end 
of the beach with a group of ring-bill gulls. 


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Subject: Geauga Parks Update
From: Sandra Buckles <s-buckles AT HOTMAIL.COM>
Date: Mon, 25 Aug 2014 07:17:13 -0400
As fall migration comes to Ohio, we are reminded of the importance of parks for 
the rest stops and refueling of our birds. So many Park Districts are being 
faced with commercialization and development after years of conservation and 
preservation. We are still fighting the drastic changes to our Geauga Park 
District By-laws.You do not have to live here to help us make a stand. 
Thousands of people come to our parks from outside our county each year, 
biking, birding, hiking. Please go to the Blackswamp link and download a 
petition (mailing address at bottom of petition form) There is also a 
background information sheet showing the changes to the purpose statement of 
the Parks and the list of "recreational" activities approved by our Park Board. 
Cuyahoga County is also experiencing some of the same challenges we have here. 
We have been ridiculed in letters to the editor as "environmental elitists" and 
laughed at for wanting to protect a nesting habitat for the Virginia Rail (just 
a bird from Virginia, the letter stated.) Thanks for all your encouraging 
comments. 


http://www.bsbo.org/ohio-habitat-conservation-updates.html

Sandy Buckles
 
"We must strive to touch the land gently and care for it as true stewards that 
those who follow us may see our mark on the land was one of respect and 
love....."( From a trail marker at Settler's Cove, near Ketchikan , Alaska.) 

Robert B. Oetting 

                                          
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Subject: Conneaut Buff-breasted Sandpiper
From: Chris Swan <swan.1 AT LIVE.COM>
Date: Mon, 25 Aug 2014 07:16:09 -0400
1 buff-breasted sandpiper in Conneaut!!!

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Subject: Conneaut Harbor Shorebirds 8-24-14
From: Shawn Collins <pabirder1974 AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Sun, 24 Aug 2014 21:34:24 -0400
I want to first thank Chris Swan, and EVERYONE who keeps a "hawk" eye on
this place.  I live over the border in PA not too far away and was pleased
to see the Red Knot that has been here for days.

Also Seen today

2 Ruddy Turnstones
1 Black Bellied Plover
2 Short Billed Dowitchers
1 Red Knot
1 Black Tern ( flew by twice and took off )
many Sanderlings
Many Semipalmated plovers
many Semipalmated Sandpipers
1 Least Sandpiper

Some photos from today are at my Flickr page
https://www.flickr.com/photos/pghdjshawn/

Good Birding

Shawn Collins
Crawford County PA

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Subject: Villa Angela/Wildwood Parks 8/23/14 (6 warbler sp) Ovenbird/Mourning/Canada
From: Nancy Anderson <0000000bf2aec77c-dmarc-request AT LISTSERV.MIAMIOH.EDU>
Date: Sun, 24 Aug 2014 16:27:48 -0700
I have been to Villa Angela/Wildwood Parks (now part of Euclid Creek 
Reservation three of the last four days.  Thurs in the evening, Saturday from 
11:30am to 2:15pm and today from 12:30 to 4:55pm.  Granted getting there late 
the birds are probably sleeping by the time I get there.  Thursday I was seeing 
flycatchers near maintenance area near picnic area and Saturday I was 
seeing couple flycatchers in the field near library, Black-crowned Night-Herons 
and the two Wood Ducks in Euclid Creek and no black birds Saturday.  Today 
seemed like more of the same.  I saw one Common Grackle (only black bird 
seen).  I decided to check out one area before I gave up that always has good 
birds in Villa Angela west of the grassy knoll near the path going into to 
woods. It is very secluded and thickety.  I started seeing warblers and they 
stayed in this area for over two hours.  I walked around other locations in 
VA and they were only in this area.  

 Eventually they started moving further north.  I was staying so long because I 
was trying to get pictures but my camera cannot focus fast enough in low light 
as I was in deep cover and poison ivy.  Here is what I saw today: 


Mourning Warbler - 1 this bird was low in thickets had olive green back and 
tail, gray head and yellow breast with split eye-ring.  Did not see gray on 
throat must be young bird.  I saw it many times.  It would make the chit call 
so many times I was able to follow it. 


Canada Warbler  1 or 2, seen multiple times, south of path going into woods and 
later north of path as you walk into woods and walk north off path.  It had a 
bug in its mouth with the necklace visible in leafy canopy and my camera would 
not focus. 


Yellow Warbler 1 or 2, have not been seeing these lately.

Magnolia Warbler  2 - seen multiple times in different places (first warbler 
seen today) 


Black-and-White Warbler 1 seen south of path into woods stayed in same area

Ovenbird 1 - saw heavily spotted chest and orange mark on top of head.  Could 
only get tail shot and blurry view.  It was south of grassy knoll (east end of 
the overgrown area just east of log in path) 


Brown Thrasher 1 (south of path into woods)

Eastern Wood Pewee 1

Nancy Anderson
Richmond Hts
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Subject: little gull Alum Creek State Park, Delaware Co--NO
From: Thea and Mark Sinclair <2sinclairs AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Sun, 24 Aug 2014 18:30:05 -0400
I searched Alum Creek beach from 11:30-3:30 along with many other birders,
and no sign of the little gull.  There was a triathlon there this morning,
and many beachgoers this afternoon, and that may be keeping the bird away.
 Several birders searched the reservoir by boat and others went to nearby
reservoirs to no avail. We are hoping it will come back for the night.
Thea Sinclair
2sinclairs AT gmail.com
Hickory, NC

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Subject: migration on lake erie
From: Mark Anderson <andersonclem AT ATT.NET>
Date: Sun, 24 Aug 2014 14:48:31 -0400
I visited Villa Angela Park on Lake Erie on the east side of Cleveland last 
morning and this morning. Yesterday there was nothing to note except that I saw 
an osprey catch a large catfish. It flew around in a large circle over the 
water with it then flew off down the coastline pursued by three gulls. Today, 
however, I saw two immature black-and-white warblers and a veery, neither of 
which species have been present here this summer. 

Mark Anderson
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Subject: Blendon Woods - Columbus
From: Bob and Elaine McNulty <bob.mcn AT SBCGLOBAL.NET>
Date: Sun, 24 Aug 2014 16:55:40 -0400
Blue winged warbler
American redstart
magnolia
chestnut sided warbler
black and white warbler
great crested flycatcher 
Red eyed vireo
blue gray gnatcatchers

Bob McNulty

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Subject: Red knot
From: Cole DiFabio <colefor3 AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Sun, 24 Aug 2014 15:08:08 -0400
The Red Knot continues at Conneaut sandspit. Also sighted previously this
morning not by myself were flybys Snowy Egret and Black Tern.

--
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Subject: Blendon Woods-4 Warblers
From: "Simpson, Bruce" <simpson AT METROPARKS.NET>
Date: Sun, 24 Aug 2014 12:39:22 -0400
  Lake Trail
         Warblers
              Chestnut-sided-young
              Black and white-female
              Canada-male
              Bay-breasted

       Mallards-17
       Wood Duck-1
       Pileated Woodpecker
       Great Blur Heron

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

                             Bruce Simpson-Naturalist at Blendon Woods
Metro Park

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Subject: Englewood East Metropark
From: Edward Neubauer <00000008a49aa226-dmarc-request AT LISTSERV.MIAMIOH.EDU>
Date: Sun, 24 Aug 2014 12:16:58 -0400
Sunday, Aug. 24 - 8:30-10 a.m.

Spotted sp
Semipalmated sps
Least sps
Lesser yellowlegs
Greater yellowlegs - 1
Pectoral sps
Solitary sps
Semipalmated plover
Killdeers
Belted kingfishers
Green-backed herons
Great egrets
Great blue herons
DC cormorants
Bald eagles - 2 adults, 1 imm.
Canada geese
Mallards
Wood ducks
Tree and barn swallows
Louisiana waterthrush
Eastern phoebe

Osprey - at the North Park on Old Springfield Rd.

Happy birding,
Ed and Bev Neubauer, Roger Garber, Kurt Stein, Eileen Roberts, Dean  Porter

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Subject: Swallow-tailed Kite Continues / Highland Co
From: robert lane <ohiomagpie AT HOTMAIL.COM>
Date: Sun, 24 Aug 2014 10:40:43 -0400
Upon our arrival at 9:35AM at the previously described location on New Vienna 
Road, this morning, Sunday; the long staying visitor was perched in a dead tree 
to the south. At about 10AM it took flight. At 10:25AM, he had moved to the 
northwest over the soybean fields at the corner of Careytown Road and 
Woodmansee Road. It is presently 10:40AM and it is moving to the east along 
Woodmansee Road. What an aerobatic show. This celebrity visitor covers a lot of 
territory in short amount of time. It is sunny and the temperature is getting 
super hot! 


Jeff Harvey, Bob Lane, Denise Lane / Mahoning County 

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Subject: Swallow-tailed kite present Highland County
From: Andrew Sewell <semillama AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Sun, 24 Aug 2014 08:42:18 -0400
The Kite is here, 8:30am, on New Vienna Road at Connell road.

Andy Sewell

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Subject: Red Knot Conneaut
From: jen brumfield <elfin_skimmer AT HOTMAIL.COM>
Date: Sun, 24 Aug 2014 08:19:21 -0400
Buster Banish reports Red Knot still present at Conneaut, with dowitchers and 
peeps dropping in now, 8:15 am 



JB
CLE, OH
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Subject: Leucistic Barn Swallow, Red Knot, Marbled Godwit, etc - Saturday 8/23/14
From: Dan Sanders <00000025f179d3e1-dmarc-request AT LISTSERV.MIAMIOH.EDU>
Date: Sat, 23 Aug 2014 21:02:38 -0700
Hello All... Those who have read earlier posts to Ohio Birds today are 
most likely aware of the Pipe Creek Red Knot (found today), and another? 
Marbled Godwit, also seen there today... both were in Unit B (closest to the 
Cedar Point Amusement Park). In addition to these birds, and a decent variety 
of the more expected shorebirds,an almost 'entirely' white Barn Swallow was 
seen again today, among other Barn Swallows. This rarity does have just a 
few noticeable 'darker' feathers on the head and body, and was first seen by 
several of us on Monday, August 18th. If you happen to be birding at Pipe Creek 
during these last few days of August (and before the area will be 'closed for 
Teal season', on September 1st?), keep your eyes open for this mostly 'white 
bird', among the feeding/foraging Barn Swallows there, especially in Unit C. 
This unusual bird is not hard to 'pick out' among the other Barn Swallows! And 
if anyone can get a photo of it, that 

 would be great (for the record)!

Good Birding,
Dan

Dan Sanders
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Subject: Possible Clay-colored Sparrow - need help with I.D.
From: Matt Valencic <mmvalencic AT ROADRUNNER.COM>
Date: Sat, 23 Aug 2014 20:28:01 -0400
While trying to photograph a sandpiper this sparrow flew into my field of
view.  I immediately knew it was not the usual Song or Savannah we see at
Frohring Meadows so I snapped a few quick shots - then it was gone!  The
pictures are simply zoomed in to show the bird - no other enhancements.  I
also uploaded the two originals so you can see how far away it was even for
a 400mm lens.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/85567104 AT N05/



I would appreciate feedback from anyone who can say YES or NO with
confidence.  I realize these are "Big Foot" pictures, but it's all I have.



Many thanks,



Matt Valencic

Chagrin Falls, OH


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Subject: Blacklick Metro Park Columbus
From: Bob and Elaine McNulty <bob.mcn AT SBCGLOBAL.NET>
Date: Sat, 23 Aug 2014 18:08:39 -0400
Mourning warbler adult male Beech trail between picnic area and road to parking 
area at Ashton pond. 

American redstart female
white eyed vireo
red eyed vireo
wood thrush

Bob McNulty

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Subject: Englewood East Metropark
From: Edward Neubauer <00000008a49aa226-dmarc-request AT LISTSERV.MIAMIOH.EDU>
Date: Sat, 23 Aug 2014 17:47:17 -0400
Saturday, Aug. 23 - 9-11 a.m.

The rain we received the past 2 days have kept our mudflats alive!

Species seen:

Bald eagles - 2 adults, 2 imm.)
Belted kingfishers
Great egrets
Great blue herons
Green-backed herons
DC cormorants
Solitary sps
Greater yellowlegs
Lesser yellowlegs
Semipalmated sps
Least sps
Semipalmated plovers
Pectoral sps
Spotted sp
Ring-billed gull
Red-shouldered hawks
Turkey vultures
Tree and barn swallows
Purple martins
Eastern phoebe

Good birding,
Ed and Bev Neubauer, Rick Asamoto, Kurt Stein, Dean Porter, Bessie  Reel

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Subject: Re: Swallow-tailed Kite
From: Steve Jones <sjlarue1 AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Sat, 23 Aug 2014 17:20:05 -0400
There are a few here too...I would like to know the particulars as well, if
someone is so inclined.
On Aug 23, 2014 3:45 PM, "Robert Stalnaker" <
00000010a846eca8-dmarc-request AT listserv.miamioh.edu> wrote:

> I have not seen photos anywhere.  Has somebody posted photos?  It would be
> nice to see if the kite can be aged.
>
> Bob Stalnaker
> Longwood, FL
>
>
> On Saturday, August 23, 2014 2:21 PM, Nancy Rudd  wrote:
>
>
>
> We saw the Highland County swallow tailed kite both from about 9:30 to
> 10:45 this morning (8/23) and again for a while around 12:30 to 1:00.
> Earlier it foraged low for a bit close to the south side of New Vienna
> Road providing spectacular close up views but after resting on a snag
> far from the road it headed south and we found it again off Jones Rd.
> When we returned after a lunch break, it was flying high on either side
> of New Vienna Road road and swooping quite a bit.  It seems safe to go
> looking for it today but it is moving over quite an area so some
> patience may be required.  Many birders were parked by the road when we
> left.  Wonderful bird!
>
> Nancy Rudd and Bob Gold
>
>
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Subject: Re: Swallow-tailed Kite
From: Robert Stalnaker <00000010a846eca8-dmarc-request AT LISTSERV.MIAMIOH.EDU>
Date: Sat, 23 Aug 2014 14:01:36 -0700

Thanks for posting where the photos are.  New people join all the time and 
don't know stuff like that unless stated. 


It looks like a hatch year kite.  Most adults show some degree of molt and this 
kite's feathers look fresh and even. 


The fork in the tail is shallow, indicating an immature.

Does anybody see it differently re age? 

Bob Stalnaker
Longwood, FL 


On Saturday, August 23, 2014 4:24 PM, Paul Hurtado  
wrote: 

  


Dozens of photos of the Highland county Swallow-tailed Kite have been
uploaded by various observers to the "Ohio Birds" facebook group, and many
of these show great feather details (note that viewing them does require a
facebook account).

Photos of the bird can also be found via the "Central Ohio Birders"
facebook group (these do NOT require a facebook account for viewing):
https://www.facebook.com/groups/CentralOhioBirders/search/?query=Kite

Photos can also be found elsewhere on the web at photo hosting sites by
searching for various combinations of keywords like Swallow-tailed Kite,
Ohio, New Vienna, Highland, STKI.

For example, here are some on Flickr.com:
https://www.flickr.com/search/?q=Swallow-tailed%20Kite%20ohio

Good birding,
Paul Hurtado
Columbus, OH


On Sat, Aug 23, 2014 at 3:45 PM, Robert Stalnaker <
00000010a846eca8-dmarc-request AT listserv.miamioh.edu> wrote:

> I have not seen photos anywhere.  Has somebody posted photos?  It would be
> nice to see if the kite can be aged.
>
> Bob Stalnaker
> Longwood, FL
>
>
> On Saturday, August 23, 2014 2:21 PM, Nancy Rudd  wrote:
>
>
>
> We saw the Highland County swallow tailed kite both from about 9:30 to
> 10:45 this morning (8/23) and again for a while around 12:30 to 1:00.
> Earlier it foraged low for a bit close to the south side of New Vienna
> Road providing spectacular close up views but after resting on a snag
> far from the road it headed south and we found it again off Jones Rd.
> When we returned after a lunch break, it was flying high on either side
> of New Vienna Road road and swooping quite a bit.  It seems safe to go
> looking for it today but it is moving over quite an area so some
> patience may be required.  Many birders were parked by the road when we
> left.  Wonderful bird!
>
> Nancy Rudd and Bob Gold
>
>
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Subject: Re: Swallow-tailed Kite
From: Paul Hurtado <paul.j.hurtado AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Sat, 23 Aug 2014 16:23:42 -0400
Dozens of photos of the Highland county Swallow-tailed Kite have been
uploaded by various observers to the "Ohio Birds" facebook group, and many
of these show great feather details (note that viewing them does require a
facebook account).

Photos of the bird can also be found via the "Central Ohio Birders"
facebook group (these do NOT require a facebook account for viewing):
https://www.facebook.com/groups/CentralOhioBirders/search/?query=Kite

Photos can also be found elsewhere on the web at photo hosting sites by
searching for various combinations of keywords like Swallow-tailed Kite,
Ohio, New Vienna, Highland, STKI.

For example, here are some on Flickr.com:
https://www.flickr.com/search/?q=Swallow-tailed%20Kite%20ohio

Good birding,
Paul Hurtado
Columbus, OH


On Sat, Aug 23, 2014 at 3:45 PM, Robert Stalnaker <
00000010a846eca8-dmarc-request AT listserv.miamioh.edu> wrote:

> I have not seen photos anywhere.  Has somebody posted photos?  It would be
> nice to see if the kite can be aged.
>
> Bob Stalnaker
> Longwood, FL
>
>
> On Saturday, August 23, 2014 2:21 PM, Nancy Rudd  wrote:
>
>
>
> We saw the Highland County swallow tailed kite both from about 9:30 to
> 10:45 this morning (8/23) and again for a while around 12:30 to 1:00.
> Earlier it foraged low for a bit close to the south side of New Vienna
> Road providing spectacular close up views but after resting on a snag
> far from the road it headed south and we found it again off Jones Rd.
> When we returned after a lunch break, it was flying high on either side
> of New Vienna Road road and swooping quite a bit.  It seems safe to go
> looking for it today but it is moving over quite an area so some
> patience may be required.  Many birders were parked by the road when we
> left.  Wonderful bird!
>
> Nancy Rudd and Bob Gold
>
>
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Subject: Re: Swallow-tailed Kite
From: Robert Stalnaker <00000010a846eca8-dmarc-request AT LISTSERV.MIAMIOH.EDU>
Date: Sat, 23 Aug 2014 12:45:21 -0700
I have not seen photos anywhere.  Has somebody posted photos?  It would be nice 
to see if the kite can be aged. 


Bob Stalnaker
Longwood, FL 


On Saturday, August 23, 2014 2:21 PM, Nancy Rudd  wrote:
  


We saw the Highland County swallow tailed kite both from about 9:30 to
10:45 this morning (8/23) and again for a while around 12:30 to 1:00.
Earlier it foraged low for a bit close to the south side of New Vienna
Road providing spectacular close up views but after resting on a snag
far from the road it headed south and we found it again off Jones Rd.
When we returned after a lunch break, it was flying high on either side
of New Vienna Road road and swooping quite a bit.  It seems safe to go
looking for it today but it is moving over quite an area so some
patience may be required.  Many birders were parked by the road when we
left.  Wonderful bird!

Nancy Rudd and Bob Gold


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Subject: Swallow-tailed Kite
From: Nancy Rudd <rudd.2 AT OSU.EDU>
Date: Sat, 23 Aug 2014 14:21:22 -0400
We saw the Highland County swallow tailed kite both from about 9:30 to
10:45 this morning (8/23) and again for a while around 12:30 to 1:00.
Earlier it foraged low for a bit close to the south side of New Vienna
Road providing spectacular close up views but after resting on a snag
far from the road it headed south and we found it again off Jones Rd.
When we returned after a lunch break, it was flying high on either side
of New Vienna Road road and swooping quite a bit.  It seems safe to go
looking for it today but it is moving over quite an area so some
patience may be required.  Many birders were parked by the road when we
left.  Wonderful bird!

Nancy Rudd and Bob Gold

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Subject: Marbled Godwit, Red Knot at Pipe Creek
From: Andrew Sewell <semillama AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Sat, 23 Aug 2014 13:58:32 -0400
In the unit B impoundment, along with Black-bellied Plovers and many other
shorebirds

Andy Sewell

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Subject: Red Knot
From: Doreene Linzell <dlinzell611 AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Sat, 23 Aug 2014 13:57:35 -0400
There is s Red Knot at Pipe Creek. Same place as Marbled Godwit.

Doreene Linzell

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Subject: Willet still at Mosquito Lake
From: Don Keffer <donkeff AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Sat, 23 Aug 2014 13:01:00 -0400
The Willet still remains at Mosquito Lake State Park. It is currently foraging 
in the grass directly behind the swimming beach. 


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Subject: Wilson's Phalaropes 5 + Baird's Sandpiper 1
From: Doreene Linzell <dlinzell611 AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Sat, 23 Aug 2014 12:52:15 -0400
The above birds are currently at Willow Point. Go straight out from the
parking lot and beyond the building take a LEFT and follow a curvy, mown
path until you reach the corner of an impoundment. Go straight until you
see shorebirds to your left.

Good Birding

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With the Columbus Avids

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Subject: Ashtabula Sheetz Hummingbird
From: robert lane <ohiomagpie AT HOTMAIL.COM>
Date: Sat, 23 Aug 2014 12:14:24 -0400
I thought this amusing encounter I recently had, might be of interest to 
others. On my way home from my visit to "The Conneaut Sandspit", on Thursday 
August 21st, at about 2:30PM, I stopped by the Sheetz gas station at the 
intersection of SR11 and US20 in Ashtabula. I went to throw an old coffee cup 
in the trash can by the entrance door, and out of the side opening of the trash 
can, flies an immature Ruby-throated Hummingbird. It flew directly up overhead 
onto a cross brace of the overhanging red plastic canopy. It was still sitting 
there when I left. Apparently there was something in the trash can it was 
interested in. Pretty amazing! This was a first for me! Attached is a photo of 
my little friend. 



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Subject: Swallow-tailed Kite
From: Cole DiFabio <colefor3 AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Sat, 23 Aug 2014 11:34:02 -0400
Chia just called me to let me know the Swallow-tailed Kite in Highland
County is still being seen with some Turkey Vultures.

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Subject: Highland Co Kite
From: Duane Troyer <duane9266 AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Sat, 23 Aug 2014 11:30:36 -0400
I did not see the Swallow-tailed Kite this morn at its usual location on New 
Vienna Rd. 

Duane Troyer

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Subject: Pipe Creek
From: Patty McKelvey <pambirds AT HOTMAIL.COM>
Date: Sat, 23 Aug 2014 10:18:45 -0400
Marbled Godwit currently at Pipe Creek + other shorebirds

Patty McKelvey
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Subject: Little Gull
From: John Seiler <jseiler6200 AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Sat, 23 Aug 2014 05:23:13 -0700
Little Gull Sighted On: Aug 23, 2014 8:23:12 AM

Latitude: 40.19031157, Longitude: -82.97173416

Map Location Using Google Map: 
http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=40.19031157,-82.97173416&ll=40.19031157,-82.97173416 


The little gull is still at alum creek beach. Just before you get to the beach 
house. North part of the beach near the waters edge. 


By John Seiler

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Subject: Re: Swallow-tailed Kite update?
From: Debbie Kaylor <000000247d536c75-dmarc-request AT LISTSERV.MIAMIOH.EDU>
Date: Fri, 22 Aug 2014 19:16:25 -0700
Oops, sorry. I obviously didn't read your email all the way through. Debbie

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Subject: Re: Swallow-tailed Kite update?
From: Debbie Kaylor <000000247d536c75-dmarc-request AT LISTSERV.MIAMIOH.EDU>
Date: Fri, 22 Aug 2014 19:14:47 -0700
People on Birding Ohio reported seeing it as late as 4:30 or 5:15 this evening, 
those might not be the exact times but close. 

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Subject: Swallow-tailed Kite update?
From: Cole DiFabio <colefor3 AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Fri, 22 Aug 2014 19:51:05 -0400
Any update from today, August 22, on the swallow-tailed kite? I saw an
eBird report from this evening saying "climbed a thermal and glided out of
site headed SSE at 5:20pm". If anybody has any info on whether it came back
or not or any other info on this, please let me know. Thanks in advance.

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Subject: Willow Point Wilson's Phalaropes / Erie Co
From: robert lane <ohiomagpie AT HOTMAIL.COM>
Date: Fri, 22 Aug 2014 18:53:03 -0400
At about 5PM today, Friday; we, along with Jeff and Marian Kraus, visited The 
Willow Point State Wildlife Area in extreme northwestern Erie County on Wahl 
Road. The highlights were 2 Wilson's Phalaropes and 2 Baird's Sandpipers. A 
nice variety of other shorebirds was also present, along with Eastern Kingbirds 
and Cedar Waxwings. To reach the impoundment, walk northwest from the parking 
lot, going between the buildings, and continuing to the dike. Follow it north 
to where the path goes left. You are there. 


Bob and Denise Lane / Mahoning County                                     
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Subject: Mosquito Lake [Trumbull County]
From: "J. Hochadel" <jahochadel AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Fri, 22 Aug 2014 18:18:31 -0400
I was able to take quick look at the State Park beach area for the Willet
this afternoon but only saw 14 Mallards and 1 Killdeer.

At the causeway:
32 Ring-billed gulls
1 Double-crested cormorant
1 Bonaparte's gull
1 Laughing gull (juvenile)

Judy Hochadel

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Subject: Pipe Creek Marbled Godwit / Erie County
From: robert lane <ohiomagpie AT HOTMAIL.COM>
Date: Fri, 22 Aug 2014 15:20:43 -0400
The previously reported Marbled Godwit at Pipe Creek State Wildlife Area, was 
present as of 2:30PM, this afternoon, Friday. Other birds of interest were 2 
Black-bellied Plovers and a Snowy Egret. There was also a nice variety of other 
shorebirds and waterfowl. They are in the western basin looking toward Cedar 
Point. Thanks to Jen Brumfield for her morning post about the godwit. 



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Subject: Olive-sided Flycatcher, Killdeer Plains WA
From: Ira Shulgin <0000000950790161-dmarc-request AT LISTSERV.MIAMIOH.EDU>
Date: Fri, 22 Aug 2014 12:18:34 -0700
Olive-sided Flycatcher was on bare tree on the west side of soybean field, 
which is NW off 71 and 103 intersection. Also,the middle overgrown section of 
pond 27 was loaded with Bobolinks. This area may be a good place to look  for 
fall Sparrows. 



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Subject: c. nighthawks behavior
From: inga schmidt <ingais AT EARTHLINK.NET>
Date: Fri, 22 Aug 2014 14:10:00 -0400
I was thinking about what had attracted 17 nighthawks to the
fields at home last night, and wondered if they had been attracted
to the green darners.  I've had just huge numbers of darners swarming
over the fields for the last three days.

Looking for information I came across this interesting description from
the Minnesota Dragonfly Society:

> On several occasions in the fall, I have observed flocks of migrating Common 
Nighthawks flying 

> 
> above swarms of Common Green Darners, both creatures feeding on masses of 
smaller flying insects. 

> 

> I have never once seen the nighthawks eat a darner, and both species tend to 
keep to their own space. 

> 

> The relationship appears to exist only due to the concentration of small 
insect prey. 

> 
> 
Inga Schmidt, Chagrin River Road, Geauga Co.


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Subject: Stand with us in Geauga County
From: Sandra Buckles <s-buckles AT HOTMAIL.COM>
Date: Fri, 22 Aug 2014 13:22:45 -0400
We birders all know that our open space, parks, and other natural areas are 
under constant threat by development, fragmentaion, and pollution. Please stand 
with us in Geauga County to protect our 9000 acres of parks, their wetlands, 
forests, wildflowers.....and of course BIRDS!!!Sign our petition on line. 
https://www.causes.com/posts/925218?conversion_request_id=108589981&recruiter_id=188702060&utm_campaign=share&utm_content=post__story&utm_medium=wall&utm_source=fb 


Sandy Buckles
 
"We must strive to touch the land gently and care for it as true stewards that 
those who follow us may see our mark on the land was one of respect and 
love....."( From a trail marker at Settler's Cove, near Ketchikan , Alaska.) 

Robert B. Oetting 

                                          
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Subject: Little Gull continues, Alum Creek (Delaware Co.)
From: "cwinstead AT earthlink.net" <cwinstead@EARTHLINK.NET>
Date: Fri, 22 Aug 2014 11:42:47 -0400
Still on the beach as of 11:45am.

Carl Winstead
Galloway

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Subject: Highland Co. Kite
From: Duane Troyer <duane9266 AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Fri, 22 Aug 2014 11:05:53 -0400
The Swallow-tailed Kite along New Vienna Rd is still present at 11am and 
currently flying over the soybean field on the south side of the road! (In the 
rain!) 

Duane Troyer
Leesburg

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Subject: Marbled Godwit at Pipe Creek
From: jen brumfield <elfin_skimmer AT HOTMAIL.COM>
Date: Fri, 22 Aug 2014 09:47:13 -0400
Single Marbled Godwit at Pipe Creek now, westernmost impoundment. 9:45 am


JB
CLE, OH
www.jenbrumfield.com

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Subject: Join us Saturday in Geauga to protect our birds
From: Sandra Buckles <s-buckles AT HOTMAIL.COM>
Date: Fri, 22 Aug 2014 07:03:24 -0400
Birders, come share some birthday cake for the 53rd anniversary of the Geauga 
Park System and help us, a Geauga Parks grassroots group, preserve, protect and 
conserve over 9000 acres.A letter in our local newspaper, the Maple Leaf says 
"When did the Virginia rail (a bird) and the coyotes (varmints) start paying 
taxes to acquire and maintain our Geauga County parks?.......Why does a 
negligible group of environmentalist-elitists think that they can dictate their 
special-interest limits on how the county's taxpayers use their own publicly 
funded parks? " So If you love our parks and all that lives in them, meet us at 
Orchard Hills Park, 11340 Caves Road, Chester Twp. This former golf course is 
being reforested and provides habitat for five bird species listed as rare in 
Ohio: Dark-eyed Junco, Henslow's Sparrow, Bobolink, Brown Creeper, and Canada 
Warbler. 

We will be meeting from 11am -1 pm in the lodge. Help us plan to counter the 
new "recreational activities" such as fire arms ranges, skateboard parks, ATVs, 
snowmobiles and dirtbikes proposed by our Park Board. Our letter to the editor 
expert wonders why we are protecting a bird that lives out of state? So join us 
environmental -elitists on Saturday August 23 for come birthday cake and 
planning. This is a fight many counties are facing and we are making a stand in 
Geauga. 


Sandy Buckles
 
"We must strive to touch the land gently and care for it as true stewards that 
those who follow us may see our mark on the land was one of respect and 
love....."( From a trail marker at Settler's Cove, near Ketchikan , Alaska.) 

Robert B. Oetting 

                                          
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Subject: CR-448A Lake County- Lake Apopka , Florida - Sumter County , Florida- Swallow-Tailed Kite Field of Dreams Still Alive !
From: Steve Petruniak <raeliancaver AT HOTMAIL.COM>
Date: Fri, 22 Aug 2014 02:57:09 -0400
Hello Fellow Birders,

I am just new to your site and have been very interested in all of your recent 
posts on your Swallow-Tailed Kites there in Ohio that have been spotted in 
various locations in your area. It is really amazing to see that you are 
actually seeing any Swallow-Tailed Kites there at all as Ohio is way out of 
their normal range of travel and even more amazing this late in the season! We 
still have some of our Swallow-Tailed Kites here in Florida and it has been an 
absolutely incredible season and year here to see our precious Swallow-Tailed 
Kites and I just thought that I would like to share this last weekends 
encounters that I had with some of them here and would like to recommend to 
anyone there in Ohio that if you are coming to Florida sometime soon and would 
like to experience some of our Magnificent Swallow-Tailed Kites here before 
they all leave for their wintering ranges in Brazil, Please do come soon 
because it would be most definitely well worth the trip ! 



Good Birding,

Steve Petruniak

Daytona Beach,Florida

Volusia County, 32114




Just a Short Report:
 
 This is now the 5 TH consecutive weekend that I have come here to see this 
 Awesome Swallow-Tailed Kite Spectacular Event, and it still has not 
disappointed 

 in the least ! First on Saturday at CR448A- Lake County at the entrance to 
Lake 

 Apopka, at the parking lot I spotted a bit later in the day-afternoon flying 
low 

 and foraging very fast about a dozen or more Swallow-Tailed Kites moving very 
 fast from the entrance on back foraging back and forth far in the distance 
never 

 coming very close and after about 15 - to 20 minutes they disbursed and 
quickly 

 exited and left the area completely ! Most amazingly earlier coming down Jones 

 RD I saw 4 to 5 Roseate Spoonbills that were down in the canal foraging and 
 later went up into the farm fields and went into them walking thru picking on 
the 

 ground and walked on out of sight ! Later at the bridge over the canal back in 

 the trail groups of Swallows were swooping all around back and forth over the 
 bridge. Lots of Towhees were seen and heard & Several Sandhill Cranes were 
 seen foraging out in the farm fields as well.
 
 On Sunday I started by going over to the The 2nd melon field which has now 
 been mostly plowed and was full of cattle egrets well over 1000 were reported 
 by the owner and the field was still being plowed when I was there just past 
 SMITH's FARRIER driveway on 223. Despite the the heat of the day which had 
 already started early the Swallow-Tailed Kites arrived just like clockwork 
around 

 9:40 AM and started their morning routine of flying into the the now plowed 
 fields which didn't seem to affect their foraging at all in the least and 
flying both 

 high and low occasionally coming right down to the ground to catch some more 
 of the stink bugs ! There were probably anywhere between 1 to 2 dozen 
 Swallow-Tailed Kites , way less than originally were seen on previous weekends 

 but nevertheless impressive ! Later on there were 2 Mississippi Kites that 
came 

 into view and the came flying quite close to my position swooping back and 
forth 

 a few times and flew very close even right over head ! The Swallow-Tailed 
Kites 

 continued to fly all around until about noon time and then completely left the 

 area ! Just another breathtakingly Spectacular Swallow-Tailed Kite Show !
 
 Later at Field # 3 At BLACK GOLD COMPOST CO. there were no Swallow-Tailed 
 Kites but looking far out into the distance in the direction of the Field # 1 
way 

 up in the sky with binoculars I could see several Swallow-Tailed Kites flying 
and 

 riding the thermals and foraging as well ! Several Kestrels and some Red-
 Headed Woodpeckers were spotted along the way. Now at Field # 4 at County 
 Road 233, after waiting a while at the dead end in the road several Swallow-
 Tailed Kites appeared in the sky and were mainly flying at higher altitudes 
there 

 were probably 1 to 2 dozen there foraging but only a couple of Swallow-Tailed 
 Kites actually came down low and foraged at ground level for a while which is 
a 

 rare sight now because most of the Swallow-Tailed Kites have left Florida to 
go 

 to their wintering fields in Brazil ! 
 
 Going over to Field # 1 1ocated on route 466, no Swallow-Tailed Kites were 
 visible there anywhere at all ! So I went back to Field # 4 one last time and 
 watch several more Swallow-Tailed Kites now flying up very high and fast 
 working the skies and leaving the area ! It is really quite amazing that there 
still 

 are some Swallow-Tailed Kites left this late in the season here so I would 
highly 

 recommend to any one who hasn't experienced this arial spectacular yet to 
 come and see and marvel at these arial acrobats the very Graceful- ever-flying 

 Swallow-Tailed Kites in the very short time left !
 
 
 The Swallow-Tailed Kite Melon fields are located on route 466. You can get 
there 

 by going on the turnpike to the Wildwood exit, to route 301. Go north to route 

 466, turn left and go about 2 1/2 miles down 466. The site is on route 466, 
2.5 

 miles west of 301.
 
 The 2nd melon field that I reported recently: from 
 301/466 - drive .9 miles to cr209. Turn left, or south on 209 for 1.7 miles. 
 Turn left, or east, on cr223 (there is NO sign at this intersection), you will 
see 

 the birds from 209 to your left. The field is just past SMITH's FARRIER 
 driveway on 223
 
 The 3rd melon field in Sumter County which also had dozens of 
 STKIs.
 This field is on CR 237. Drive 3.7 miles WEST of 466/301(Oxford), turn left, 
 south, 
 on CR 237. You will see BLACK GOLD COMPOST CO. 
 
 
 Field # 4 is located within a half a mile or so of the Original Melon Fields . 
The 

 Original site is on route 466, 2.5 miles west of 301. So Continue on to County 

 Road 233. Go right then You can go down this road which dead ends- the grass 
 field is on the left. 
 
 
 Please Enjoy these Graceful Flying- Swallow-Tailed Kites in the very short 
time 

 left now while they are still here !
 
 
 Steve Petruniak
 
 Daytona Beach, Florida

 Volusia County, 32114

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Subject: Baird's Sandpiper at LaDue
From: Matt Valencic <mmvalencic AT ROADRUNNER.COM>
Date: Thu, 21 Aug 2014 23:17:26 -0400
It's been a while since I got a Life Bird in Geauga County, but thanks to
Inga Schmidt and Dick Hoopes that happened today.  See my new baby at
https://www.flickr.com/photos/85567104 AT N05/.  The thing I noticed on these
pictures was the black bill all the way to the base.  Sibley says that
White-rumped Sandpipers are quite similar but "all ages have small reddish
area on the base of the lower mandible".  Also visible are the wing tips
extending beyond the tail.



If you go looking for it (north side of the boat launch in the vegetation
near the water) be aware that it is very skittish.  We could see it from the
boat launch by standing near the water line and looking north (left).   Be
still and scan the area carefully.  It stood 'stock still' for a period even
though we were standing still.  It's a slow mover compared to most peeps.
Binoculars were satisfactory but a scope is always a plus.



Matt Valencic

S. Russell - Geauga County


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