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Bridled Tern,©Jan Wilczur

23 Apr Both Yellowlegs and Melanistic Roughleg. [Richter Museum ]
23 Apr Schoenberg Marsh today: western palm warbler [Carol Williams ]
23 Apr Dodge Co. Birch Rd. Phalaropes ["Rhonda Schrab" ]
23 Apr Fwd: Shrike at Lake Farm Park (Dane Co.) today ["Peter A. Fissel" ]
23 Apr Palm warbler at Kenosha Dunes ["John Krerowicz" ]
23 Apr Singing Wood Thrush- Outagamie Co. [Rob Zimmer ]
23 Apr Smith's Longspur - Thanks! ["Jym Mooney & Carol Lee Hopkins" ]
23 Apr SMITH'S LONGSPURS (Dane) [Kyle Lindemer ]
23 Apr Re: Red-thr. Loons, L-T Ducks, other migrants - Bayfield Co. [Ryan Brady ]
23 Apr Re: Early risers ["Peter A. Fissel" ]
23 Apr Blue-gray Gnatcatcher at the Fox River Sanctuary Waukesha Co. 4/22/14, image... [Jim Edlhuber ]
23 Apr new useful items from the Cornell Lab of Ornithology [William Mueller ]
23 Apr RFI: Smith's Longspurs ["Jym Mooney & Carol Lee Hopkins" ]
23 Apr Early risers [Jeremy Meyer ]
22 Apr Dane Co Smith's Longspurs Photos from YESTERDAY ["Cynthia Bridge" ]
22 Apr Smith's Longspurs still there tonight (Dane Co.) [Peter Fissel ]
22 Apr Thanks and quiet! [Daryl Tessen ]
23 Apr Birding Program at Roche-A-Cri SP May 17 []
22 Apr B&W & Pine Warblers - Madison/Dane ["Josh Mayer" ]
23 Apr Test to see if I can get rid of the strange text [DWIGHT ALTON ]
22 Apr Re: Possible location links board ["Josh Mayer" ]
22 Apr Re: Possible location links board [Tim Hahn ]
23 Apr Sending garbage again! [DWIGHT ALTON ]
22 Apr Menominee River, Marinette-4/20-21/14 [Andrew Reimer ]
23 Apr Re: [wisb] Possible location links board [DWIGHT ALTON ]
22 Apr Re: Possible location links board [Chris West ]
22 Apr Re: Possible location links board [Chris West ]
22 Apr Possible location links board [Victoria Sokolowski ]
22 Apr Splitting tracks apart in the John Feith Bird Song Ear Training ["Judy s." ]
22 Apr Great Egrets roosting in Watertown [Amy Byrne ]
22 Apr Yellow-rumped Warbler, Outagamie ["Judy s." ]
22 Apr Black-and-white Warbler Fox River Sanctuary Waukesha Co. 4/22/14, some images... [Jim Edlhuber ]
22 Apr Merlins nesting on our block?!?!?! ["Dave&Margaret Brasser" ]
22 Apr Horned Grebe at Suamico River [Bill Krouse ]
22 Apr WGLBBO Waterbird Watch - April 22 (Harrington Beach State Park) [Jonathan Stein ]
22 Apr Correction [Edward Saur ]
22 Apr Black-neck Stilts, La Crosse, Co [Scott Puchalski ]
22 Apr Bonaparte's Gull Door County ["Sue Peterson" ]
22 Apr Offshore WGLBBO waterfowl/waterbird surveys on Lk Michigan [William Mueller ]
22 Apr Space open for Spruce Grouse trip - Fri May 2 [Ryan Brady ]
22 Apr Re: Neighborhood bird [Jeremy Meyer ]
22 Apr Curtis Prairie, UW Arboretum, Madison [Paul van Ginkel ]
22 Apr Re: Nine Springs Madison [Dawn ]
22 Apr Sunday migration walks at Grant Park: SE Mke County []
22 Apr Wood Ducks In trees, etc [Edward Saur ]
22 Apr Re: DNR Birding Chat - Tues 4/22 @ Noon [Ryan Brady ]
22 Apr Smith's Longsurs, Dane co. ["Steve Thiessen" ]
22 Apr Broadwings, Thrasher, etc.,Oshkosh ["Paul Bruce" ]
22 Apr Re-reporting Bonipartes, Black-necked stilts, & others Dane/Dodge County []
22 Apr yesterday evening obs at Nine Spring - Dane Co. [Carol Williams ]
22 Apr Dodge Co. Ledge Park Broad-winged Hawk ["Rhonda Schrab" ]
22 Apr rfi: bird behavior question ["claudia giamati" ]
22 Apr Re: Nine Springs Madison ["Peter A. Fissel" ]
22 Apr Yard Birds - American Goldfinches, etc. [Carol Jaksic ]
22 Apr Neighborhood bird [Jeremy Meyer ]
21 Apr Pewaukee Birds - Virginia Rails increasing [Tim Hahn ]
21 Apr Re: Nine Springs Madison [Dawn ]
21 Apr Nine Springs Madison [James Schwarz ]
21 Apr Long Walk for Bird update [William Mueller ]
21 Apr WGLBBO Waterbird Watch - April 21 (Harrington Beach State Park) [Jonathan Stein ]
21 Apr Door County yard sightings ["Roy & Charlotte Lukes" ]
21 Apr North Bay Ducks, Door County ["Sue Peterson" ]
21 Apr Prairie Chickens [Sandy Petersen ]
21 Apr Smith's Longspurs, Dane co. ["Steve Thiessen" ]
21 Apr Waukesha County - Scuppernong B. Thrasher-Sunday ["Spencer Stehno" ]
21 Apr Upcoming Madison Warbler Walks ["Peter A. Fissel" ]
21 Apr Re: MOUNTAIN BLUEBIRD - Burnett County [Ryan Brady ]
21 Apr DNR Birding Chat - Tues 4/22 @ Noon [Ryan Brady ]
21 Apr MOUNTAIN BLUEBIRD - Burnett County [Ryan Brady ]
21 Apr Fwd: Ebird, adding photographs to your checklists. ["Peter A. Fissel" ]
21 Apr Purple Martins ["Stacy Zacher" ]
21 Apr Fw: eBird Report - Wehr Nature Center, Apr 21, 2014 [Mike Goodman ]
21 Apr Life birds in Columbia County and a RFI [Laura Wentz ]
21 Apr Ozaukee county, Port Washington: Bitterns ["DAVID SNELL" ]
21 Apr Smith's ,Stoughton Dane co ["Steve Thiessen" ]
21 Apr Little Muskego Lake Easter Sightings [Shawn Miller ]

Subject: Both Yellowlegs and Melanistic Roughleg.
From: Richter Museum <richter AT uwgb.edu>
Date: Wed, 23 Apr 2014 22:22:21 +0000
Last evening Oak Orchard road from Abrams to the bay, yielded many waterfowl 
and the first flocks of Greater and Lesser Yellowlegs. Dark phase Rough-legged 
was perched on electric pole along the east side. 

Tom Erdman, Oconto

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Subject: Schoenberg Marsh today: western palm warbler
From: Carol Williams <clwilliams4 AT wisc.edu>
Date: Wed, 23 Apr 2014 17:19:38 -0500
Today; at, near, and between Audubon's Goose Pond area and FWS's Schoenberg 
Marsh WPA, in southern Columbia and northern Dane Counties, btwn 
10:30am-1:30pm. Granted, not ideal birding time, and done mostly from 
roadsides. Highlight was a western palm warbler at the parking lot at the dead 
end of Harvey's Rd in eastern unit of Schoenberg WPA. Also, horned grebe and 
yellow-headed blackbird at Schoenberg WPA. 48 spp total: 


Canada goose
Blue-winged teal
Green-winged teal
American wigeon
Mallard
Ring-necked duck
Redhead
Northern shoveler
Canvasback
Lesser scaup
Bufflehead
Gadwall
Ruddy duck
American coot
Pied-billed grebe
Horned grebe
Bonaparte's gull
Ring-billed gull
Sandhill crane
Killdeer
Yellowlegs (too distant, couldn't make out which one)
Eastern meadowlark
Horned lark
American tree sparrow
Song sparrow
Field sparrow
House sparrow
Chipping sparrow
Eastern bluebird
American robin
Northern flicker
Red-bellied woodpecker
Red-winged blackbird
Yellow-headed blackbird
Common grackle
Brown-headed cowbird
European starling
American kestrel
Red-tailed hawk
Great horned owl
Turkey vulture
Northern harrier
Tree swallow
Barn swallow
Mourning dove
American crow
Western palm warbler
Ring-necked pheasant


Happy birding!
Carol Williams
Madison, Dane County
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Subject: Dodge Co. Birch Rd. Phalaropes
From: "Rhonda Schrab" <rdzs AT nconnect.net>
Date: Wed, 23 Apr 2014 16:28:11 -0500
This afternoon in the flooded field by Birch Rd. I found 3 breeding plumage 
WILSON'S PHALAROPES. Also present were both YELLOWLEGS, PECTORAL 
SANDPIPERS, WILSON'S SNIPE, KILLDEER, 2 HORNED LARKS, about a dozen 
BONAPARTES GULLS and a few ducks.
 Dave Schrab
 Dodge Co
  


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Subject: Fwd: Shrike at Lake Farm Park (Dane Co.) today
From: "Peter A. Fissel" <pfissel AT library.wisc.edu>
Date: Wed, 23 Apr 2014 16:19:20 -0500
Just had an email from Nolan Pope:

"While checking my bluebird boxes at Lake Farm Park, I found a shrike 
perched in a tree not very far away (about 2:30) .    Definitely a 
shrike.    But given bright light and my dark glasses, not sure which 
species.
I was walking along the road that goes to the shelters.    The gate is 
still locked, so I was walking.  It was in one of the trees right next 
to the road.
If youre out there,   watch for it to see which species.
Nolan"

If it's not pouring when I get home from work, I'll try to run down 
there with my scope and at least scan for it.

Peter Fissel

Madison WI
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Subject: Palm warbler at Kenosha Dunes
From: "John Krerowicz" <dmarc-noreply AT freelists.org> (REDACTED: aol.com uses DMARC)
Date: Wed, 23 Apr 2014 17:09:06 -0400 (EDT)
After searching more than an hour, I finally came across of group of warblers: 
yellow rumped females and Pines, the FOY for me. There also were RC Kinglets, 
Flickers and a few Red bellied Woodpeckers. 


John Krerowicz
Kenosha
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Subject: Singing Wood Thrush- Outagamie Co.
From: Rob Zimmer <robzeeee AT gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 23 Apr 2014 15:32:06 -0500
I am listening to a singing Wood thrush on the south face of Mosquito Hill
Nature Ctr., New London, right now.
My first of the year.

How beautiful!

Rob Zimmer
Appleton
Outagamie Co.


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Subject: Smith's Longspur - Thanks!
From: "Jym Mooney & Carol Lee Hopkins" <hopmoon AT milwpc.com>
Date: Wed, 23 Apr 2014 15:09:52 -0500
Thanks to everyone who quickly forwarded reports from this morning to me.  I
got to Dane County at 11:00, and met up with Steve Thiessen.  We walked over
the area for two hours, in company with three or four other folks.  We
flushed two different Smith's Longspurs.  Not perfect sightings, but enough
ID points (seen and heard) to make it to my life list.  Very exciting, as
this is a lifer that I never expected to find in Wisconsin.

Regards,

Jym Mooney, Milwaukee


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Subject: SMITH'S LONGSPURS (Dane)
From: Kyle Lindemer <kyle.lindemer AT gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 23 Apr 2014 12:25:26 -0500
This morning, five of us were able to flush two different pairs of SMITH'S 
LONGSPURS between 6:30 and 8:10. The first pair landed in the far NW corner, 
and the latter in the SE corner near the road. We also had several VESPER 
SPARROWS and two GRASSHOPPER SPARROWS. Others found a GREEN HERON, and there 
was a possible LECONTE'S SPARROW. 


Kyle Lindemer
Madison, Dane County

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Subject: Re: Red-thr. Loons, L-T Ducks, other migrants - Bayfield Co.
From: Ryan Brady <ryanbrady10 AT hotmail.com>
Date: Wed, 23 Apr 2014 10:33:03 -0600
I sent this yesterday but it appears to have not gone through. Sorry if it 
shows up twice...eventually. 

Ryan Brady
Washburn, Bayfield County, WI
http://www.pbase.com/rbrady


> From: ryanbrady10 AT hotmail.com
> To: wisbirdn AT freelists.org
> Subject: Red-thr. Loons, L-T Ducks, other migrants - Bayfield Co.
> Date: Tue, 22 Apr 2014 08:58:29 -0600
> 
> I birded Lake Superior's south shore in northern Bayfield County on Monday 
and found a respectable total of 60 species. Only the Herbster lakefront had 
some open water and there amid the icebergs I found a nice total of 12 
RED-THROATED LOONS, 19 LONG-TAILED DUCKS, 3 RED-NECKED GREBES, and a smattering 
of other expected species. There was a small raptor flight (Red-tails, 
Sharp-shins, T. Vultures, etc.) but nothing like the big flights reported in 
Duluth on Sunday. I also got a late start for a morning songbird flight, though 
N. Flickers, Amer. Robins, Purple Finches, blackbirds, and some other species 
were on the move. Among the 50+ N. Flickers migrating by was one with reddish 
wing-linings throughout. Unfortunately, it was too distant and quick to 
decipher any other field marks that might support ID as a Red-shafted Flicker. 
The one that got away perhaps... 

> 
> Full eBird checklist is at:
> http://ebird.org/ebird/wi/view/checklist?subID=S18005494
> 
> The far north received a nice influx of birds over the weekend and now the 
full contingent of short-distance migrants are at least modestly represented. 
The main pulse of Dark-eyed Juncos seems to have moved on already, though good 
numbers are still present. Waterbirds remain relatively scarce due to lack of 
open water, while snow in open areas has largely melted. Woodlands continue to 
hold 1-2 feet of snow in most places, however, at least across the far northern 
counties here. 

> 
> Ryan Brady
> Washburn, Bayfield County, WI
> http://www.pbase.com/rbrady
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Subject: Re: Early risers
From: "Peter A. Fissel" <pfissel AT library.wisc.edu>
Date: Wed, 23 Apr 2014 08:55:00 -0500
A non-birding friend at work gripes about the Robins "yelling" at 3:30 
a.m. or even earlier in summer.  Seems like I read somewhere (maybe even 
on Wisbirdn) that American Robins have the largest eyes (on either an 
absolute or relative basis) of any passerine species, hence are more 
sensitive to light levels.

For my money, having a House Wren singing outside my open window at dawn 
is a sure-fire wake-up alarm...

Peter Fissel
Madison, WI

On 4/23/2014 4:46 AM, Jeremy Meyer wrote:
> Good morning, my alarm went off at 4 today and I had at least two robins
> already singing.  Two weeks ago, when I posted, they weren't starting until
> about 4:45.  I know they're up early in the summer,  but in April, a full
> two hours before sunrise, wow.  Now if the temperature were a bit warmer in
> the morning, I could open the window at night and not have to set an alarm.
> Have a great day,
> Jeremy Meyer
> Franklin, Milwaukee
>
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Subject: Blue-gray Gnatcatcher at the Fox River Sanctuary Waukesha Co. 4/22/14, image...
From: Jim Edlhuber <jimedlhuber AT gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 23 Apr 2014 07:56:51 -0500
Hi all,
While birding yesterday at the Fox River Sanctuary I spotted a couple of
Blue-gray Gnatcatchers. These guys were very active feeding on insects
while I was there along with high numbers of Yellow-rumped Warblers. I did
get a shot to share at the link below if you care to view it.

http://www.windowtowildlife.com/blue-gray-gnatcatcher/

Thanks and good birding,

Jim Edlhuber

Town of Genesee Waukesha Co.


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Subject: new useful items from the Cornell Lab of Ornithology
From: William Mueller <wpmueller1947 AT gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 23 Apr 2014 06:50:51 -0600
http://tinyurl.com/ksnutbl
William Mueller
Director, Western Great Lakes Bird and Bat Observatory
WGLBBO online: wglbbo.org
wpmueller1947 AT gmail.com
office  262-285-3374
cell   414-698-9108
blog: futureofbirds.blogspot.com
Belgium, WI


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Subject: RFI: Smith's Longspurs
From: "Jym Mooney & Carol Lee Hopkins" <hopmoon AT milwpc.com>
Date: Wed, 23 Apr 2014 07:42:44 -0500
Please post results ASAP if anyone tries for the Dane County Smith's
Longspurs today.

Thanks,

Jym Mooney, Milwaukee


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Subject: Early risers
From: Jeremy Meyer <jmeyer4044 AT gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 23 Apr 2014 04:46:34 -0500
Good morning, my alarm went off at 4 today and I had at least two robins
already singing.  Two weeks ago, when I posted, they weren't starting until
about 4:45.  I know they're up early in the summer,  but in April, a full
two hours before sunrise, wow.  Now if the temperature were a bit warmer in
the morning, I could open the window at night and not have to set an alarm.
Have a great day,
Jeremy Meyer
Franklin, Milwaukee


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Subject: Dane Co Smith's Longspurs Photos from YESTERDAY
From: "Cynthia Bridge" <cynthiabridge AT spamcop.net>
Date: Tue, 22 Apr 2014 22:50:27 -0500
Hello All,
 

Steve Thiessen asked if I would post my photos of the Smith's to this list.
Here is a link to the two birds I was able to photograph yesterday evening.
https://flic.kr/s/aHsjXrTrEA

 

Thanks to Steve for this great find! I was fortunate to run into Steve last
night when we were looking for the birds as he seems to have the magic touch
for finding them.

 

 

Cynthia Bridge

Fort Atkinson, Jefferson Co.

WI eBird Hotspot Reviewer

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Subject: Smith's Longspurs still there tonight (Dane Co.)
From: Peter Fissel <pfissel AT library.wisc.edu>
Date: Tue, 22 Apr 2014 22:30:23 -0500
At least two of the previously-reported Smith's Longspurs were still at the WPA 
on the Rutland-Dunn Townline Rd. tonight around 6:45 p.m. When I arrived, Greg 
Hottman and Sunil Gopalan were way out in the field, so I quartered southeast 
towards the lake, since that quadrant of the field had quite a few sparrows 
Monday evening. Eventually, Greg and Sunil headed back towards the road, so I 
went due west towards them to compare notes. I was maybe 40-50 yards away from 
them when a bird flushed. I heard the very distinctive sharp rattle of a 
Smith's Longspur, and saw white outer tail feathers. The bird set down a ways 
north of me, so I walked towards the spot and caught a brief glimpse (not 
enough for sure ID) as it zipped around a clump of vegetation. The three of us, 
plus another birder who had arrived then, slowly moved west. Eventually, two 
Smith's flushed. Greg had movement in front of him, but we couldn't get on his 
bird, so I headed towards where I'd seen one land. Pretty s 

 oon, I caught movement on the ground, then saw a male Smith's walking between 
clumps of vegetation. I had several very good looks at the head and the 
distinctive black-and-white pattern, as well as the orangey-buff underside. I 
tried to get the other guys on the bird, but it flushed again and flew west. We 
briefly could see the buffy underside before it set down again. 


I moved around, trying to herd the bird towards the other guys. It eventually 
flushed and flew a huge arc around us, from west to east and then north, giving 
great looks at the completely buffy undersides and the white shoulder patches, 
all nicely front-lit. Every time it flushed, I heard the flight rattle of a 
Smith's - quite different from the much flatter rattle of a Lapland Longspur. 
Greg and Sunil left, and I had just gotten back to my car when Pat Ready drove 
up. I went back out with him, but we didn't see or hear anything but Eastern 
Meadowlarks (which give you a lot of false alarms with those white outer 
retrices, not to mention their rattle calls...) 


With winds still northerly tonight, it's certainly possible the birds will 
stick at least one more day. The location is roughly halfway between Stoughton 
and Oregon, on the Rutland-Dunn Town Line Rd., just west of Island Lake and 
Hawkinson Rd. Hiking is a bit rough, as it's a former cornfield that is now 
planted to prairie, but still has remnants of furrows and lots of mashed-down 
stubble. I would recommend parking on the south side, facing east. The shoulder 
isn't very wide, but the ditch is shallow and dry enough to pull all the way 
down into it and still get out (I had no trouble with my Subaru, and Pat's FWD 
van made it out, too, although I wouldn't try it if there is any rain 
tomorrow.) 


Peter Fissel
Madison, Dane Co.
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Subject: Thanks and quiet!
From: Daryl Tessen <bhaunts AT gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 22 Apr 2014 22:13:45 -0500
A big thanks to Steve who flushed the 4 Smith's Longspurs (which I did not see) 
but also flushed the 5th one that flew low over the field giving me a great 
view of a breeding plumaged male (with the dark woods in the background and of 
course the bright sun). 

Now for the quiet part of the subject title: I checked all the major ponds in 
Dane and Columbia counties, plus on the way down for the Smith's, the Rat River 
area and Jersey Rd pond. It was amazing how quiet all of these ponds were!!! 
There was a nice number of yellowlegs (both species but mainly Greater) at the 
Rat River "pond", but only a few Greater Yellowlegs at the Jersey Pond. For all 
of the Dane and Columbia ponds, the total of shorebirds was 1 Killdeer, 1 
Dunlin, 1 Pectoral Sandpiper and 1 Wilson's Snipe!! This is in sharp contrast 
to what others found yesterday, proving what a difference a day makes! 

Daryl Tessen
Appleton,, WI


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Subject: Birding Program at Roche-A-Cri SP May 17
From: tiger150 AT comcast.net
Date: Wed, 23 Apr 2014 02:47:33 +0000 (UTC)
I figured this would be okay to share, since it is a free event (except for 
state park entrance free). Please feel free to pass it along to others. 

Program: Breakfast with the Birds 

Date and time: Saturday, May 17 from 9-11am 

Location: Roche-A-Cri State Park (near Friendship in Adams County); the exact 
meeting place will be determined later. Signs will be at the front of the park 
when participants arrive. 


Details: Walk through the mixed forests, early succession habitats, and creek 
in search of neotropical migrants (and other birds, of course). Highlights from 
last year included Louisiana Waterthrush, Wood Thrush, Canada Warbler, Scarlet 
Tanager, and Red-headed Woodpecker. At the end of the hike, there will be a 
brief presentation plus free food! The program is geared towards beginning 
birders, but everyone is welcome. 


Interested? If you plan on attending, you MUST RSVP to Denise Chamberlin 
(president of Friends of Roche-A-Cri) at chamberlinde2011 AT live.com . Questions 
can be directed at her as well. 


Thank you, and good birding! 

Alyssa DeRubeis 
Lake Mills, IA 



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Subject: B&W & Pine Warblers - Madison/Dane
From: "Josh Mayer" <dmarc-noreply AT freelists.org> (REDACTED: yahoo.com uses DMARC)
Date: Tue, 22 Apr 2014 19:44:03 -0700 (PDT)
I found my lifer BLACK AND WHITE WARBLER and PINE WARBLER near my house on the 
west side of Madison. Also, had my FOY CHIPPING SPARROW. 

B&W: https://www.flickr.com/photos/wackybadger/13974309271/
Pine: http://www.flickr.com/photos/wackybadger/13954400696/



Josh
Madison, WI (Dane)

Life Bird List: http://wiscsnablog.wordpress.com/2014/03/19/lifebirds/
Flickr Photos: 
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Subject: Test to see if I can get rid of the strange text
From: DWIGHT ALTON <orion0323 AT msn.com>
Date: Wed, 23 Apr 2014 02:35:24 +0000
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Subject: Re: Possible location links board
From: "Josh Mayer" <dmarc-noreply AT freelists.org> (REDACTED: yahoo.com uses DMARC)
Date: Tue, 22 Apr 2014 19:28:44 -0700 (PDT)
For this newbie, eBird is that valuable digital location finder.  The Great WI 
Birding & Nature trail is also nice and it comes in print and digital forms 
(http://www.wisconsinbirds.org/trail/maps.htm). Additionally, there are some 
very helpful maps under the files tab of the WI Birding Fb group: 
https://www.facebook.com/notes/wisconsin-birding/google-birding-maps-wi/190156524400164. 
 Between those and "the Google", I can't say that I've been left wanting in 
terms of finding birding spots.  Just my two cents... 

 
Josh
Madison, WI (Dane)

Life Bird List: http://wiscsnablog.wordpress.com/2014/03/19/lifebirds/
Flickr Photos: 
http://www.flickr.com/photos/wackybadger/collections/72157639655216163/ 

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Subject: Re: Possible location links board
From: Tim Hahn <thahnbirder AT gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 22 Apr 2014 21:27:06 -0500
Victoria and All,
I think more important is to reiterate that the location - county and/or
municipality if necessary - should be included in the subject of an email,
along with significant species, eg. *Rose-breasted Grosbeak - Black Earth,
Dane Cty*. Especially with the ramp up in migration we're currently
experiencing, it doesn't hurt to mention this unwritten rule of WisBirdn
again. Things will only get crazier in the next few weeks.

In regards to your suggestion, Chris W. is right in that the Daryl Tessen's
Bird Haunts book is a great reference. Although not in electronic format
that I know of yet, it's worth picking up. If you're looking for something
more digital, I think your source has yet to be created. Perhaps initiating
something of the sort would be in order, perhaps starting with a digital
index of locations in the Bird Haunts book. ;)

Cheers!

Tim Hahn
Pewaukee, WI
(Waukesha Cty)




On Tue, Apr 22, 2014 at 9:05 PM, Victoria Sokolowski <
vasladyvet AT chibardun.net> wrote:

> To all
>
> I have noticed people getting perturbed that all of us are not up on our
> birding locations, maybe since many of us are new to the list or to birding
> in general. I was wondering if there was a way to set up a general page
> that the list birders could go to that would have links to directions to
> the various often referred to locals that people bird in. That way, the
> newbies would not have to bother everyone for directions and if we wanted
> to know where "Nine Springs" is located we could just go to the general
> page, scroll down to the link, click on it and get our directions. The
> purpose of the list is to share information, and maybe this could help us
> do that. I know we can go to ebird to see where birds are being spotted,
> but wouldn't it be nice if we could set this up for those of us in
> Wisconsin. Maybe there is something that is already serving this purpose?
> Just some thoughts I had tonight. I really enjoy reading all the sightings
> and descriptions of the birds everyone is se
>  eing, and seeing the pictures people have taken. Thank you all for your
> kind words when my elderly pheasant died - it was nice to know you all
> understood.
>
>
> Victoria Sokolowski
> Ladysmith, WI
> Rusk County
>
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Subject: Sending garbage again!
From: DWIGHT ALTON <orion0323 AT msn.com>
Date: Wed, 23 Apr 2014 02:22:15 +0000
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Subject: Menominee River, Marinette-4/20-21/14
From: Andrew Reimer <andrew.reimer21 AT gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 22 Apr 2014 21:17:36 -0500
Returned to the homeland for Easter and took advantage of some time on the
river to tally a few birds.  Conditions are not quite so spring-like up
there as they are here in the Valley.  A wall of shove ice 15'-25' high
along the shoreline has become something of a tourist attraction even as it
has closed roads, ruined fences, and toppled over trees.  The Bay is frozen
over yet and the inland ponds still have slabs of dark ice in their
middles.  So quite a few migrants were stacked up on the open water of the
river awaiting better conditions before proceeding north.  A rookerie on an
island across from Marinette Marine is mostly-occupied, but a majority of
the tenants are Great Egrets rather than Great-Blue Herons as in years
past.  Perhaps the herons will displace the egrets as they arrive.  There
was some kind of hatch of little black flies, but it was too cold and damp
from the fog that had condensed over the Bay ice and rolled inland for them
to get airborne, so swallows and waterfowl alike were picking them off the
surface of the river. Saw far more and a wider variety of swallows than I
have seen to date in the Appleton area. First of the year Caspian Terns as
well.  Complete list below.
Species Count  Canada Goose 6  Mallard 2  Lesser Scaup 8  Bufflehead 4  Common
Merganser 1  Common Loon 1  Horned Grebe 12  Double-crested Cormorant 2  Great
Blue Heron 1  Great Egret 12  Ring-billed Gull 2  Herring Gull  Caspian Tern
2  Rock Pigeon 20  Mourning Dove  Eastern Phoebe 1  Blue Jay 1  American
Crow 2  Northern Rough-winged Swallow 6  Tree Swallow
 Barn Swallow 2  Cliff Swallow 1  American Robin  European Starling  Red-winged
Blackbird  Common Grackle  House Sparrow



-- 
*Andrew Reimer*
*Darboy (Appleton), Calumet County*


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Subject: Re: [wisb] Possible location links board
From: DWIGHT ALTON <orion0323 AT msn.com>
Date: Wed, 23 Apr 2014 02:14:41 +0000
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Subject: Re: Possible location links board
From: Chris West <little_blue_birdie AT msn.com>
Date: Tue, 22 Apr 2014 21:09:50 -0500
There is a book in print called Wisconsin's Bird Haunts that is written by many 
authors and compiled by Daryl Tessen. 



However, I also agree that it would be good to have a digital version as well. 


--Chris W
Richland County. 

Sent from my iPod

> On Apr 22, 2014, at 9:06 PM, "Victoria Sokolowski"  
wrote: 

> 
> To all
> 
> I have noticed people getting perturbed that all of us are not up on our 
birding locations, maybe since many of us are new to the list or to birding in 
general. I was wondering if there was a way to set up a general page that the 
list birders could go to that would have links to directions to the various 
often referred to locals that people bird in. That way, the newbies would not 
have to bother everyone for directions and if we wanted to know where "Nine 
Springs" is located we could just go to the general page, scroll down to the 
link, click on it and get our directions. The purpose of the list is to share 
information, and maybe this could help us do that. I know we can go to ebird to 
see where birds are being spotted, but wouldn't it be nice if we could set this 
up for those of us in Wisconsin. Maybe there is something that is already 
serving this purpose? Just some thoughts I had tonight. I really enjoy reading 
all the sightings and descriptions of the birds everyone is 

 se
> eing, and seeing the pictures people have taken. Thank you all for your kind 
words when my elderly pheasant died - it was nice to know you all understood. 

> 
> 
> Victoria Sokolowski
> Ladysmith, WI
> Rusk County
> 
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Subject: Re: Possible location links board
From: Chris West <little_blue_birdie AT msn.com>
Date: Tue, 22 Apr 2014 21:09:50 -0500
There is a book in print called Wisconsin's Bird Haunts that is written by many 
authors and compiled by Daryl Tessen. 



However, I also agree that it would be good to have a digital version as well. 


--Chris W
Richland County. 

Sent from my iPod

> On Apr 22, 2014, at 9:06 PM, "Victoria Sokolowski"  
wrote: 

> 
> To all
> 
> I have noticed people getting perturbed that all of us are not up on our 
birding locations, maybe since many of us are new to the list or to birding in 
general. I was wondering if there was a way to set up a general page that the 
list birders could go to that would have links to directions to the various 
often referred to locals that people bird in. That way, the newbies would not 
have to bother everyone for directions and if we wanted to know where "Nine 
Springs" is located we could just go to the general page, scroll down to the 
link, click on it and get our directions. The purpose of the list is to share 
information, and maybe this could help us do that. I know we can go to ebird to 
see where birds are being spotted, but wouldn't it be nice if we could set this 
up for those of us in Wisconsin. Maybe there is something that is already 
serving this purpose? Just some thoughts I had tonight. I really enjoy reading 
all the sightings and descriptions of the birds everyone is 

 se
> eing, and seeing the pictures people have taken. Thank you all for your kind 
words when my elderly pheasant died - it was nice to know you all understood. 

> 
> 
> Victoria Sokolowski
> Ladysmith, WI
> Rusk County
> 
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Subject: Possible location links board
From: Victoria Sokolowski <vasladyvet AT chibardun.net>
Date: Tue, 22 Apr 2014 21:05:13 -0500
To all

I have noticed people getting perturbed that all of us are not up on our 
birding locations, maybe since many of us are new to the list or to birding in 
general. I was wondering if there was a way to set up a general page that the 
list birders could go to that would have links to directions to the various 
often referred to locals that people bird in. That way, the newbies would not 
have to bother everyone for directions and if we wanted to know where "Nine 
Springs" is located we could just go to the general page, scroll down to the 
link, click on it and get our directions. The purpose of the list is to share 
information, and maybe this could help us do that. I know we can go to ebird to 
see where birds are being spotted, but wouldn't it be nice if we could set this 
up for those of us in Wisconsin. Maybe there is something that is already 
serving this purpose? Just some thoughts I had tonight. I really enjoy reading 
all the sightings and descriptions of the birds everyone is se 

 eing, and seeing the pictures people have taken. Thank you all for your kind 
words when my elderly pheasant died - it was nice to know you all understood. 



Victoria Sokolowski
Ladysmith, WI
Rusk County


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Subject: Splitting tracks apart in the John Feith Bird Song Ear Training
From: "Judy s." <cherryjamcookies AT gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 22 Apr 2014 20:45:24 -0500
I didn't keep the post, but I want to thank whoever it was that posted
that they split the tracks apart in their version of John Feith's Bird
Song Ear Training mp3s to make double the number of tracks, with only
one bird song per track instead of the two per track that it comes
with.

After reading that here I did the same on the mp3s I'd ripped from my
Feith CD, using Audacity.  What a difference it makes to have only one
bird song per track now. It's a much better learning guide that way
for someone like me who is trying to expand the number of birds I can
ID by their songs. The two songs per track just doesn't work, at least
not for me.

Judy s.
Little Chute
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Subject: Great Egrets roosting in Watertown
From: Amy Byrne <byrne95 AT sbcglobal.net>
Date: Tue, 22 Apr 2014 18:42:37 -0700 (PDT)
We live on a side bay of the Rock River in Watertown. In the five years we've 
lived here, we have neverseen Great Egrets before, but now for the last 
week,four have been coming every night at dusk and roosting in a fallen tree 
about 5 feet aboutthe water. Also, I've had to start walking the dogs out 
front at night instead of sending them out back on their own, for fear of 
scaring the birds. 


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Subject: Yellow-rumped Warbler, Outagamie
From: "Judy s." <cherryjamcookies AT gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 22 Apr 2014 20:37:42 -0500
We had a yellow-rumped warbler visit our birch trees this afternoon,
the FOY for us. Spring is definitely creeping north!

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Subject: Black-and-white Warbler Fox River Sanctuary Waukesha Co. 4/22/14, some images...
From: Jim Edlhuber <jimedlhuber AT gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 22 Apr 2014 19:58:42 -0500
Hi all,
I birded for a short time this afternoon at the Fox River Sanctuary in
Waukesha WI. Looking up, the trees were loaded with Yellow-rumped Warblers
feeding on gnats. I saw one Black-and-white Warbler in the mass of
Yellow-rumps and just for a moment. A breezy day with temps about 50, the
sun made for a very pleasant day to be out.

I got just a couple shots of the Black-and-white Warbler at the link below
if you care to view them:

http://www.windowtowildlife.com/black-white-warbler/

Thanks and good birding!

Jim Edlhuber

Town of Genesee Waukesha Co.


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Subject: Merlins nesting on our block?!?!?!
From: "Dave&Margaret Brasser" <2shebbirders AT gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 22 Apr 2014 19:04:42 -0500
For the past 5 days we have been hearing a "ki-ki-kee" alarm call in the 
vicinity of our small backyard. We searched our 75-foot spruce and the 
neighbor's 60-foot pine and the deciduous trees (large and small) in the 
surrounding yards, but couldn't find the bird(s) making the calls. Once we 
glimpsed a falcon-like bird zipping through our yard. Just now we finally got 
excellent looks, and were thrilled to find that TWO Merlins are frequenting our 
area--a gray-backed male and a brown-backed female! They took turns perching in 
nearby trees, and one even landed on the top of our spruce and sat there 
awhile--surveying the neighborhood. Check the Cornell Lab of Ornithology 
website for a recording of the call: 
http://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/merlin/sounds. 

Dave & Margaret Brasser
Sheboygan
Sheboygan County

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Subject: Horned Grebe at Suamico River
From: Bill Krouse <bkrouse1 AT new.rr.com>
Date: Tue, 22 Apr 2014 18:19:35 -0500
A Horned Grebe pair on the Suamico River at the inlet by the Sensiba Marsh pump 
house. 

While we were watching them, a Merlin was being harrassed by a RWBB. The Yellow 
Headed Blackbirds are back in the marsh, along with multiple Great Egret, and a 
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Subject: WGLBBO Waterbird Watch - April 22 (Harrington Beach State Park)
From: Jonathan Stein <steinjj19 AT gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 22 Apr 2014 17:49:51 -0500
Not nearly as much Herring Gull or Ring-billed Gull activity as yesterday,
but Red-breasted Merganser (972) and Bonaparte's Gull (719) continued to be
seen in good numbers. Movement was minimal otherwise on what was a gorgeous
morning by the lake.
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S18034068

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Subject: Correction
From: Edward Saur <esaur1010 AT gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 22 Apr 2014 16:57:03 -0500
My apologies on the Cooper's Hawk ID-I believe it is a Broad-winged Hawk.
I'v not seen one that close before.
Ed Saur
Windsor-Dane Co.

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Subject: Black-neck Stilts, La Crosse, Co
From: Scott Puchalski <obsidianblur AT gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 22 Apr 2014 15:17:53 -0500
There are currently a pair of Black-neck stilts at the Halfway creek marsh
in holmen, La Crosse, co
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Subject: Bonaparte's Gull Door County
From: "Sue Peterson" <suechick AT charter.net>
Date: Tue, 22 Apr 2014 14:50:41 -0500
At the end of Appleport Road which ends at Lake Michigan were about 250 
BONAPARTE’S GULLS. Most were resting at the edge of the water, on sand bars 
or rocky areas. I had seen a few flying over harbors near by earlier in the 
day. That high a number is an unusual high number for me. 

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Ephraim Door Co.
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Subject: Offshore WGLBBO waterfowl/waterbird surveys on Lk Michigan
From: William Mueller <wpmueller1947 AT gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 22 Apr 2014 13:38:29 -0600
http://futureofbirds.blogspot.com/2014/04/ongoing-offshore-lake-michigan.html

William Mueller
Director, Western Great Lakes Bird and Bat Observatory
WGLBBO online: wglbbo.org
wpmueller1947 AT gmail.com
office  262-285-3374
cell   414-698-9108
blog: futureofbirds.blogspot.com
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Subject: Space open for Spruce Grouse trip - Fri May 2
From: Ryan Brady <ryanbrady10 AT hotmail.com>
Date: Tue, 22 Apr 2014 13:16:34 -0600
Birders, longing to see a Spruce Grouse? I'm leading a Natural Resources 
Foundation of WI (www.wisconservation.org) field trip (#10) on Friday, May 2, 
near the Sawyer-Ashland County line and there's still space available. This is 
also a fundraiser for the Bird Protection Fund, so your trip fee will go to the 
perfect cause. A win-win for you and the birds! 


Get details and register athttp://www.cvent.com/d/d4qq9m/4W

The trip will go off-road in searching of displaying males, so even if you've 
seen road-gritting grouse in winter or otherwise, this is a whole new level of 
experience. Come join us! 



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Subject: Re: Neighborhood bird
From: Jeremy Meyer <jmeyer4044 AT gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 22 Apr 2014 13:57:36 -0500
Thank you to all who confirmed my ID of Broad-winged Hawk.  I'm glad I had
the chance to see one so close.
Jeremy Meyer
Franklin, Milwaukee
On Apr 22, 2014 6:32 AM, "Jeremy Meyer"  wrote:

> Good morning, I just happened to be looking out the window yesterday
> afternoon and across the street, out of the corner of my eye I saw a large
> bird fly up from the ground to a low tree branch.  I thought to myself that
> was too big to be a dove.  I walked outside to the end of the driveway, and
> saw it fly down to the base of the neighbor's house.  I grabbed my
> binoculars from my car and realized it was a hawk, one I haven't seen
> before.  I was thinking the whole time watching it that it was a
> Broad-winged Hawk. I grabbed my camera and drove one house down to get
> pictures.  It didn't care that I was around, but the robins were sure
> harassing it.  I just say there for about 5 minutes watching it look
> around.  It was staying low to the groundin the trees and flying up and
> down to the ground.  What a chance sight to see a life bird, in my own
> neighborhood no less.  I have 4 pictures from different angles.  If it is
> not a Broad-winged Hawk, please let me know.
>
> https://www.flickr.com/photos/20birds08/with/13981078843/
>
> Have a great day,
> Jeremy Meyer
> Franklin, Milwaukee
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Subject: Curtis Prairie, UW Arboretum, Madison
From: Paul van Ginkel <prvangin AT wisc.edu>
Date: Tue, 22 Apr 2014 12:30:58 -0500
On a beautiful mild evening at around 8-8:30PM peenting of woodcocks could be 
heard everywhere. Birds kept rising into the air and making big loops before 
descending back into the prairie. At one point a bird landed right in front of 
us on the mowed lawn just off of the parking lot. 



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Subject: Re: Nine Springs Madison
From: Dawn <iciegolden AT gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 22 Apr 2014 11:45:57 -0500
Sorry, but having grown up on the east side of Madison I am not familiar or 
heard of nine springs. 


I did not see other directions unless it went to my spam folder which happens. 
Thank you to those who have responded. 


Dawn
Sun prairie

Sent from my iPad

> On Apr 22, 2014, at 8:38 AM, "Peter A. Fissel"  
wrote: 

> 
> Since apparently a lot of people don't pay attention when directions are 
posted to birding locations (sorry to sound peevish, but this is the second 
request in two days for directions to Nine Springs, even though I have posted 
specific directions several times,) here is a link to the Madison Audubon 
Google Map of area birding hotspots: 

> 
> http://madisonaudubon.org/birding/hotspots/
> 
> You'll need to scroll down the list on the left side of the page, then click 
on the marker for "MMSD (Madison Metropolitan Sewerage District) Wildlife 
Observation Area." 

> 
> (Nine Springs is the generic local term that most of us use to refer to the 
MMSD Wildlife Observation Area.) 

> 
> Peter Fissel
> Madison, Dane Co.
> 
>> On 4/21/2014 10:12 PM, Dawn wrote:
>> Where is nine springs?
>> 
>> Dawn
>> Sun Prairie
>> 
>> Sent from my iPad
>> 
>>> On Apr 21, 2014, at 9:05 PM, James Schwarz  
wrote: 

>>> 
>>> A quick stop at Nine Springs gave me a few year birds:
>>> 
>>> Semipalmated Plover - reported yesterday. The Plover was on the second 
pond. 

>>> Black-crowned Night-heron - two people flushed the bird from a brushy path 
just past the 4th pond. It flew up to the tall trees just past the 4th pond. 

>>> A pair of Solitary Sandpipers - on the south side of the main east/west 
road. 

>>> Barn Swallows.
>>> 
>>> Nothing else new there today.
>>> 
>>> Jim Schwarz
>>> Madison.
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Subject: Sunday migration walks at Grant Park: SE Mke County
From: Betsyacorn AT aol.com
Date: Tue, 22 Apr 2014 12:41:09 -0400 (EDT)
We will start up our walking season again at Grant Park on Sunday, April  
26th.  It is located in South Milwaukee on Lake Michigan.  We  meet at 8 a.m. 
via the Wiloway-Grant park entry on the north end  and straight east at Lot 
8.  This is two-tenths of a mile south of  College Avenue off of South Lake 
Drive.  Weather dependent.  
 
Also, though the area we meet is a nice complex of pond, lake bluff, lawn,  
shrub and tree canopy, we may a trip into the Seven Bridges ravines,  or  
over to the magic shrub allee just north of the Kelly Senior Center in nearby 
 Warnimont Park, or to see the bluebird trail at the golf course, or if 
gulls are rampant, a trip to the beach. If you arrive late, and cannot find a 

slow  moving small herd of quietish folk, call the number below and we  
will give you directions to the herd. All experiences welcome and rewards are 

given for the first person to track down a tufted titmouse or  Steve Lubahn 
in the shrub layers.    
 
Betsy Abert, South Milwaukee
414-531-9249
 
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Subject: Wood Ducks In trees, etc
From: Edward Saur <esaur1010 AT gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 22 Apr 2014 11:14:41 -0500
Fellow birders,
Last Friday I saw a pair of Wood Ducks perched in  trees in two different
locations along the Upper Yahara River Trail between Windsor & DeForest. I
have been seeing them in the area regularly, but it would be cool if they
would nest.

Also yesterday had several Foy's for me Blue-gray Gnatcatchers, Eastern
Towhee, Brown Thrasher, Winter Wren, and a Ruby-crowned Kinglet singing.

Had a Large Coopers Hawk perch just above me-I do mean large. It had a
relatively short tail for its body size. Had me thinking Goshawk, at 1st
glance.

A few photos:
http://www.natureandlandscapes.com/p40772620/h41f2449#h41f2449

http://www.natureandlandscapes.com/p40772620/h41f2449#h2e29f383

http://www.natureandlandscapes.com/p40772620/h41f2449#h3a90dad9

http://www.natureandlandscapes.com/p40772620/h41f2449#h3a90dad9

Ed Saur
Windsor
Dane County


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Subject: Re: DNR Birding Chat - Tues 4/22 @ Noon
From: Ryan Brady <ryanbrady10 AT hotmail.com>
Date: Tue, 22 Apr 2014 10:09:40 -0600
Final reminder of today's chat at Noon today.
Ryan Brady
Washburn, Bayfield County, WI
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> From: ryanbrady10 AT hotmail.com
> To: wisbirdn AT freelists.org
> CC: ashlandbirders AT yahoogroups.com
> Subject: DNR Birding Chat - Tues 4/22  AT  Noon
> Date: Mon, 21 Apr 2014 13:45:59 -0600
> 
> Join WDNR and WBCI bird experts for a live online chat about birds, spring 
migration, and anything bird-related that you want to talk about, on Tues 
4/22/14 at 12 Noon. 

> 
> More details, including how to participate, can be found at:
> 
> http://dnr.wi.gov/news/Weekly/Article_Lookup.asp?id(91
> 
> Ryan Brady
> Washburn, Bayfield County, WI
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Subject: Smith's Longsurs, Dane co.
From: "Steve Thiessen" <stevethiessen AT charter.net>
Date: Tue, 22 Apr 2014 10:35:31 -0500
 The Smith's are still there this morning. I saw Greg Hottman was out there so 
I went out also. He flushed 4 (not good views) and Daryl picked up the fifth 
one flying. 

 If you try and don't find them, it may pay off use a back and forth system. Or 
the other way that works is one person has to be very far away. SteveThiessen 
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Subject: Broadwings, Thrasher, etc.,Oshkosh
From: "Paul Bruce" <dmarc-noreply AT freelists.org> (REDACTED: yahoo.com uses DMARC)
Date: Tue, 22 Apr 2014 08:27:09 -0700 (PDT)
That awesome weather we had yesterday, nice enoug for a fight of broadwings, 
about 25 of them in 3 different occasions; still no house wrens yet, though I 
figured they should've been in by yesterday, so I went out just moments ago to 
hear if any came in, but to my surprise I had a brown thrasher and a hermit 
thrush, together milling around the shrubbery. And oddly with the winds from 
the NNW, I still saw a Redtail Hawk heading north, go figure. Also yesterday 
while sitting on the porch, out of no-where it seemed, a Ruby-crown Kinglet 
landed on the ground no more than 6 ft away, grabbed a bug and took off. Very 
cute. Best of luck with all your sightings, 

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Subject: Re-reporting Bonipartes, Black-necked stilts, & others Dane/Dodge County
From: <jmotquin AT new.rr.com>
Date: Tue, 22 Apr 2014 15:12:15 +0000
On the way home from Madison yesterday around 5:30PM, I stopped by the Jersey & 
Breezy Point Road ponds. I was able to relocate all three black-necked stilts 
along the western pond. I also had incredible side by side by side comparisons 
of Boniparte gulls, Herring gulls, ring-billed gulls, and an adult Franklin's 
gull. Both yellow legs were U-ing. I also had a Baird's sandpiper at that 
location. There were Virginia rails calling in the sedge cattail pond along 
Breezy Point. I had to coax them into calling a second time for confirmation. 


I'd also like to thank Steve T. for allowing me to join the Madison area 
birders to see the Smith's Longspur between Stoughton and Madison. I'll let him 
post as it was his find. 


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Subject: yesterday evening obs at Nine Spring - Dane Co.
From: Carol Williams <clwilliams4 AT wisc.edu>
Date: Tue, 22 Apr 2014 09:20:19 -0500
Yesterday evening 4:30-6:00pm, with one other person at what is locally
referred to as Nine Springs e-Way.  However, the name "9 Springs e-Way"
belongs to an extensive complex of parks and trails, and a seven mile
corridor linking them all, and within which birds can be observed by foot,
by canoe or other means.  Moreover, it can be difficult to keep track of
directions and names of places no matter how many times they have been
posted by others.  So, I will gladly help out my fellow birders by taking
two or three seconds of my time here to be specific about the location of
our observations.  We were on the hiking trail around the Madison
Metropolitan Sewer District's Wildlife Observation Unit, an area of lagoons
and marsh restoration south of what is locally called the Beltline, east of
Raywood Rd, and north of Moorland Rd.  There's a great map available if you
do an Internet search for "MMSD Wildlife Observation Unit".  
 

Of the 32 species we observed, we were particularly delighted to see several
snipe, two solitary sandpipers, a black-crowned night heron, a marsh wren,
and a sora.

 

Canada goose

Mallard

Northern shoveler

Blue-winged teal

Green-winged teal

Wood duck

Bufflehead

Ruddy duck

Sandhill crane

Solitary sandpiper

Common snipe

Killdeer

Sora

Black-crowned night heron

Marsh wren

Red-winged blackbird

Brown-headed cowbird

Brewer's blackbird

Northern cardinal

House sparrow

Song sparrow

American tree sparrow

Field sparrow

Tree swallow

Barn swallow

Rough-winged swallow

Great horned owl

Ring-billed gull

American goldfinch

American robin

Yellow-rumped warbler

Eastern towhee

 

Happy birding!

Carol Williams

Madison, Dane County

 

 

 

 



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Subject: Dodge Co. Ledge Park Broad-winged Hawk
From: "Rhonda Schrab" <rdzs AT nconnect.net>
Date: Tue, 22 Apr 2014 09:11:36 -0500
I just returned from a visit to Ledge Park. I had 2 FOY birds, the first 
being several BLUE-GRAY GNATCATCHER, which I was expecting here in my local 
spots any day now. But what I wasn't expecting was a BROAD-WINGED HAWK. I 
saw it perched and fly several times.
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Subject: rfi: bird behavior question
From: "claudia giamati" <dmarc-noreply AT freelists.org> (REDACTED: yahoo.com uses DMARC)
Date: Tue, 22 Apr 2014 07:10:41 -0700 (PDT)
No, i don't want to know where nine springs is. This is a bird behavior 
question. We've seen the occaisional bronze headed cowbird juv, being fed by 
finch( or other species) parents in the fall. I am always surprised to see 
them together in small flocks in the spring. Does anyone know if they 
instinctively go to some spot in Texas (anywhere) and find their kind? Just 
curious. 

thanks,
nice to be back,

Claudia Giamati
Chippewa Falls(mailing address)
Chippewa County











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Subject: Re: Nine Springs Madison
From: "Peter A. Fissel" <pfissel AT library.wisc.edu>
Date: Tue, 22 Apr 2014 08:38:04 -0500
Since apparently a lot of people don't pay attention when directions are 
posted to birding locations (sorry to sound peevish, but this is the 
second request in two days for directions to Nine Springs, even though I 
have posted specific directions several times,) here is a link to the 
Madison Audubon Google Map of area birding hotspots:

http://madisonaudubon.org/birding/hotspots/

You'll need to scroll down the list on the left side of the page, then 
click on the marker for "MMSD (Madison Metropolitan Sewerage District) 
Wildlife Observation Area."

(Nine Springs is the generic local term that most of us use to refer to 
the MMSD Wildlife Observation Area.)

Peter Fissel
Madison, Dane Co.

On 4/21/2014 10:12 PM, Dawn wrote:
> Where is nine springs?
>
> Dawn
> Sun Prairie
>
> Sent from my iPad
>
>> On Apr 21, 2014, at 9:05 PM, James Schwarz  
wrote: 

>>
>> A quick stop at Nine Springs gave me a few year birds:
>>
>> Semipalmated Plover - reported yesterday. The Plover was on the second pond.
>> Black-crowned Night-heron - two people flushed the bird from a brushy path 
just past the 4th pond. It flew up to the tall trees just past the 4th pond. 

>> A pair of Solitary Sandpipers - on the south side of the main east/west 
road. 

>> Barn Swallows.
>>
>> Nothing else new there today.
>>
>> Jim Schwarz
>> Madison.
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Subject: Yard Birds - American Goldfinches, etc.
From: Carol Jaksic <carol.jaksic AT gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 22 Apr 2014 07:26:49 -0500
Good Morning,
I noticed the male American Goldfinches at the feeder this morning were
bright yellow with black foreheads/caps. And one Junco was in the flat
feeder. Also have a female Yellow-Bellied Sapsucker on the maple tree where
the male has been the last couple of days. A Bluebird couple has taken
residence in one of my bird houses and I heard an Eastern Towhee this
weekend while cleaning the yard. Noticed a Hermit Thrush watching the male
Bluebird put nesting material in the house on Sunday. I also got my pond up
and running and food out for the Orioles. We saw them migrating in Texas
last week. Thanks for the tip on the meal worms. That may be the ticket for
keeping the Bluebirds in the yard this year.
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Subject: Neighborhood bird
From: Jeremy Meyer <jmeyer4044 AT gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 22 Apr 2014 06:32:08 -0500
Good morning, I just happened to be looking out the window yesterday
afternoon and across the street, out of the corner of my eye I saw a large
bird fly up from the ground to a low tree branch.  I thought to myself that
was too big to be a dove.  I walked outside to the end of the driveway, and
saw it fly down to the base of the neighbor's house.  I grabbed my
binoculars from my car and realized it was a hawk, one I haven't seen
before.  I was thinking the whole time watching it that it was a
Broad-winged Hawk. I grabbed my camera and drove one house down to get
pictures.  It didn't care that I was around, but the robins were sure
harassing it.  I just say there for about 5 minutes watching it look
around.  It was staying low to the groundin the trees and flying up and
down to the ground.  What a chance sight to see a life bird, in my own
neighborhood no less.  I have 4 pictures from different angles.  If it is
not a Broad-winged Hawk, please let me know.
https://www.flickr.com/photos/20birds08/with/13981078843/

Have a great day,
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Subject: Pewaukee Birds - Virginia Rails increasing
From: Tim Hahn <thahnbirder AT gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 21 Apr 2014 23:04:24 -0500
I spent a few hours birding in Pewaukee today. The east end of Pewaukee
Lake held a decent number of COMMON LOONS (12), HORNED GREBES (24),
PIED-BILLED GREBES (85) and RED-BREASTED MERGS (15).
I then moved to the Pewaukee River Parkway where VIRGINIA RAIL and BROWN
THRASHER numbers continue to rise. Today I counted 5 VIRAs & 4 BRTHs. Also
a couple SORAS vocalized tonight for the first time this spring. Sparrow
diversity increased with FIELD SPARROW making an appearance. A few fly-over
RUSTY BLACKBIRDS seemed to be booking northwards. For the
*what-the-heck*bird of the night, I startled an OSPREY from its roost
right next to the
parking lot well after sunset. I would have missed it, but it called
briefly before flying away. I'm guessing it was attempting to rest for the
night, since there's not really enough open water for at least a mile on
which to hunt.

Cheers!

Tim Hahn
Pewaukee, WI
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Subject: Re: Nine Springs Madison
From: Dawn <iciegolden AT gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 21 Apr 2014 22:12:19 -0500
Where is nine springs?

Dawn
Sun Prairie

Sent from my iPad

> On Apr 21, 2014, at 9:05 PM, James Schwarz  
wrote: 

> 
> A quick stop at Nine Springs gave me a few year birds:
> 
> Semipalmated Plover - reported yesterday. The Plover was on the second pond.
> Black-crowned Night-heron - two people flushed the bird from a brushy path 
just past the 4th pond. It flew up to the tall trees just past the 4th pond. 

> A pair of Solitary Sandpipers - on the south side of the main east/west road.
> Barn Swallows.
> 
> Nothing else new there today.
> 
> Jim Schwarz
> Madison.
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Subject: Nine Springs Madison
From: James Schwarz <jfschwar AT facstaff.wisc.edu>
Date: Mon, 21 Apr 2014 21:05:10 -0500
A quick stop at Nine Springs gave me a few year birds:

Semipalmated Plover - reported yesterday. The Plover was on the second pond.
Black-crowned Night-heron - two people flushed the bird from a brushy path just 
past the 4th pond. It flew up to the tall trees just past the 4th pond. 

A pair of Solitary Sandpipers - on the south side of the main east/west road.
Barn Swallows.

Nothing else new there today.

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Madison.
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Subject: Long Walk for Bird update
From: William Mueller <wpmueller1947 AT gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 21 Apr 2014 17:36:41 -0500
As of May 1st, the participants in this year's Long Walk for Birds will be
able to start doing their segments of the 2014 route. Each individual will
choose their own day or days in May to complete their segment of the route.
These people or sub-teams are already set to cover segments of the route:


Bill Mueller

Bob Domagalski

Hoy Audubon Society

Jennifer Ambrose for Wisconsin Metro Audubon

Joel Trick for Manitowoc Birders Brunch Bunch

Mark Korducki

Marty Evanson

Mary Korkor

Max Witynski

Noel J Cutright Bird Club

Norma Zehner

Robin Squier

Sarah Long and Miles Murray

Tim Vargo

William Holton


Additional segments still need coverage. Please contact me if you are
interested in walking a section of the route, which runs northward along
the Lake Michigan shoreline from the Illinois/Wisconsin border to Two
Rivers, then to Green Bay, and then to Marinette.

Go to this link to either learn more, pledge to support one of the people
or sub-teams mentioned above (each one has a link to their own pledge
page), or donate a fixed amount:

http://www.wibirdathon.org/nrfw/teampage.asp?fundid=1873


William Mueller
Director, Western Great Lakes Bird and Bat Observatory
WGLBBO online: wglbbo.org
wpmueller1947 AT gmail.com
office  262-285-3374
cell   414-698-9108
blog: futureofbirds.blogspot.com
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Subject: WGLBBO Waterbird Watch - April 21 (Harrington Beach State Park)
From: Jonathan Stein <steinjj19 AT gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 21 Apr 2014 17:16:05 -0500
Sporadic rain didn't do much to dampen our Herring Gull (410), Ring-billed
Gull (215), Double-crested Cormorant (634) and Red-breasted Merganser (858)
numbers. All four species were active throughout the morning, often forming
large mixed-species conglomerations out in front of me. But other than
limited Caspian Tern (41), Blue-winged Teal (59) and Green-winged Teal (58)
movement, not much else of note was seen out on the lake. As far as
landbirds go, blackbirds and robins were on the move in the morning
and Barn and Northern Rough-winged swallows are beginning to be seen more
frequently. We also added two new species to the overall list today: Osprey
and Northern Waterthrush.
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S18012288

Jonathan Stein
Belgium, WI


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Subject: Door County yard sightings
From: "Roy & Charlotte Lukes" <rnclukes AT mwwb.net>
Date: Mon, 21 Apr 2014 17:09:28 -0500
This year has been a record for our visiting Fox Sparrows. We have had from
1 to 5 of them under the feeders for fourteen straight days! Some years we
see them for a day and they are gone. 

 

We still have a few Juncos but not the 50+ that were in the yard last week,
and there were still a couple American Tree Sparrows here. 

 

For the past two days we have enjoyed watching as many as 6 Yellow-rumped
Warblers feeding on the suet block and the marvel meal. With this very late
cold spring it is easier for them to get nourishment there than to find
insects.

Roy & Charlotte Lukes

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Subject: North Bay Ducks, Door County
From: "Sue Peterson" <suechick AT charter.net>
Date: Mon, 21 Apr 2014 16:43:29 -0500
This afternoon we went to North Bay Drive, off of Cty. Q, and found many birds, 
some FOY for me. The ducks we saw were most of the dabblers expected here, some 
maybe not so expected. 

There were four Pelicans, 16 Tundra Swans, a Kingfisher, many Mallards, 
Northern Pintail 8, A. Wigeons, N. Shovelers, Green-winged Teal, and over a 
hundred Blue-winged Teal. Some more common birds were also around. 

Sue Peterson
Ephraim
Door Co. 
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Subject: Prairie Chickens
From: Sandy Petersen <buboarcto2 AT gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 21 Apr 2014 16:19:26 -0500
A friend Nancy and I went to see the Prairie Chickens near Plainsfield
yesterday, Sunday morning.
We met with 6 other people at 430 am and were all sent to walk in to 2
adjacent new-looking blinds at one site.  Presumably the lek was just
outside the blinds.

The blinds seemed new and as we sat down inside and opened the peepholes,
there was a loud crack from each window cover clip.  That was at least 10
loud cracks from each blind.

We never did see the chickens though we heard about 5 of them in the
distance. However, many other lovely species graced us with their presence
and song including Northern Harrier, Short-eared Owl, Eastern Meadowlark,
Horned Lark, several species of sparrows, and more.  Western Meadowlark
song was missing.

Apparently the group the night before also did not see Prairie Chickens
though they were in a different location.

I do remember a number of Prairie Chicken adventures with Ornithology
students in the past when everyone got to see the chicken performance.

I would be happy to hear from anyone who did see the chickens this spring -
how many and where?

Thank you.

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Subject: Smith's Longspurs, Dane co.
From: "Steve Thiessen" <stevethiessen AT charter.net>
Date: Mon, 21 Apr 2014 15:51:58 -0500

 Just got back from chasing the Smith's Longspurs around. The spot is a WPA 
just west of Island Lake, on Rutland-Dunn Road. Rutland-Dunn goes west off Hy 
51, by Stoughton. The WPA is 1/3 mile west of Hawkinson Road, on the southside 
of the road. There is a large tree along the road, we last saw the birds 350 
yards straight out. 8 of us saw the birds land one time, and headed that way 
and didn't flush them, so they do run and hide out. There is a couple males (2 
or 3) and 5 total birds. Earlier I saw 3 and then a group of 5 land in the 
distance. 9 people got good flight views while I was there. 

 Saw a probable LeConte's flush twice, but we couldn't get on it.
 Good numbers of Vesper and Savannah Sparrows.
 Yesterday I only saw 6 sparrows total, and today maybe 25-30.
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Subject: Waukesha County - Scuppernong B. Thrasher-Sunday
From: "Spencer Stehno" <pensacola634 AT gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 21 Apr 2014 15:30:32 -0500
Once upon an Easter.
Stats:

Sunday, April 20, 2014:  11:30 - 6:30 - 60's-70's - South wind; Mostly sunny

 

Main Areas of Viewing Waukesha County & Along the Way

A.      Church Parking Lot Hwy K & E & N. Hartland Bark River Bd. Walk

B.       Fowler Lake & Cemetery & Park

C.       Oconomowoc I-94 Park n' Ride

D.      Ottawa Lake Scuppernong Prairie & Hunter's Parking Lot

E.       Paradise Springs woods & Prairie

F.       Frog Alley Parking Lot. back to "A."

  

Best Finds for 61 species: 

.         Blue-gray Gnatcatcher - Hartland Parking Lot A.

.         Brown Thrasher - Paradise Springs Prairie NW of Cabin

.         Purple Martin - Fowler Lake Martin House

.         Savannah Sparrow & Meadowlark  - Oconomowoc I-94 Park n' Ride

 

1.       Canada Geese

2.       Wood Duck

3.       Gadwall

4.       Mallard

5.       Blue-Wing Teal

6.       No. Shoveler

7.       Redhead

8.       Bufflehead

9.       Red-breasted Merganser

10.   Ruddy

11.   Wild Turkey

12.   Common Loon - 2  AT  Fowler

13.   Great Blue Heron

14.   Turkey Vulture

15.   Bald Eagle

16.   No. Harrier

17.   Cooper's

18.   Red-Tailed

19.   American Coot

20.   Sandhill Crane

21.   Killdeer

22.   Wilson's Snipe

23.   Rock Pigeon

24.   Mourning Dove

25.   E. Screech Owl

26.   Belted Kingfisher

27.   Red-bellied Woodpecker

28.   Yellow-bellied Sapsucker

29.   Downy

30.   No. Flicker

31.   E. Phoebe

32.   Blue Jay

33.   Am. Crow

34.  Purple Martin 

35.   Tree Swallow

36.   Black-capped Chickadee

37.   White-breasted Nuthatch

38.   Brown Creeper

39.  Blue-gray Gnatcatcher

40.   Ruby-crowned Kinglet

41.   Eastern Bluebird

42.   American Robin

43.  Brown Thrasher

44.   Starling

45.   Cedar Waxwing

46.   Yellow-rumped Warbler

47.   Chipping Sparrow

48.   Field Sparrow

49.   Savannah Sparrow

50.   Fox Sparrow

51.   Song Sparrow

52.   Dark-eyed Junco

53.   No. Cardinal

54.   Red-winged Blackbird

55.   Eastern Meadowlark

56.   Common Grackle

57.   Brown-headed Cowbird

58.   House Finch

59.   Am. Finch

60.   House Sparrow

61.   Barn Swallow

 

Mary Korkor & Spence Stehno (with moral support from Anne Moretti!)

 

 

 



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Subject: Upcoming Madison Warbler Walks
From: "Peter A. Fissel" <pfissel AT library.wisc.edu>
Date: Mon, 21 Apr 2014 15:27:49 -0500
Somehow, we survived the winter of our discontent and Spring has 
arrived.  This must mean it's time for Madison Audubon's early morning 
Warbler Walks to begin.  The full field trip schedule (subject to 
updating and revision) can be found at:  http://madisonaudubon.org/

All weekday morning Warbler Walks begin at 6:00 a.m. and wrap up at 8:00 
a.m. so folks can get to work, although retirees and hookey-players have 
been known to keep birding on "warbler-y" mornings.  The walks will 
generally go on rain or shine, although they may be cancelled or cut 
short in the event of steady rain or, especially, thunderstorms. Use 
your best judgement.

We have added some new locations this year, and in some cases have walks 
on opposite sides of town on the same mornings to avoid having to brave 
morning rush hour on the Beltline.

The current schedule (see the website for directions, leaders, and 
contact info, or call the MAS office at 608-255-2473):

Thursday, April 24 - Pheasant Branch Conservancy

Tuesday, April 29  - UW Arboretum (Wingra Woods)

Thursday, May 1  -   Pheasant Branch Conservancy AND

                      Olin-Turville Park

Tuesday, May 6   -   UW Arboretum

Wednesday, May 7  -  Governor's Island

Thursday, May 8  -   TBD (Working on it... suggestions welcome.)

Monday, May 12  -    Elver Park

Tuesday, May 13  -   Pheasant Branch  AND

                      Lake Farm Park

Thursday, May 15 -   Pheasant Branch AND

                      Cherokee Marsh


These are just the Warbler Walks. There are many more field trips on our 
schedule. The vast majority of our trips are free and open to anyone, 
even non-MAS members (although we'd love to have you join.)

Peter Fissel
Madison Audubon Field Trips Coordinator
Madison, Dane Co.

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Subject: Re: MOUNTAIN BLUEBIRD - Burnett County
From: Ryan Brady <ryanbrady10 AT hotmail.com>
Date: Mon, 21 Apr 2014 14:08:12 -0600
Just received a photo. Credit for the find, report, and photo goes to Derek J. 
Johnson. 


https://www.flickr.com/photos/32706210 AT N05/13979659933/in/pool-wisconsinebird

Exact location of sighting was45.858867, -92.602457


Ryan Brady
Washburn, Bayfield County, WI
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> From: ryanbrady10 AT hotmail.com
> To: wisbirdn AT freelists.org
> Subject: [wisb] MOUNTAIN BLUEBIRD - Burnett County
> Date: Mon, 21 Apr 2014 13:07:27 -0600
>
> A MOUNTAIN BLUEBIRD was reported from the pumphouse on Main Dike Rd at Crex 
Meadows Wildlife Area (near Grantsburg, Burnett County) by DNR staff on the 
evening on Sunday 4/20. Photos were taken but I don't have them in hand yet. 
Bird was watched at very close range for 30+ minutes as it foraged along the 
road. The observer did not go back to look for it today. If accepted, this 
would mark only the 3rd confirmed MOBL in the state since 2002. 

>
>
> Ryan Brady
> Washburn, Bayfield County, WI
> http://www.pbase.com/rbrady
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Subject: DNR Birding Chat - Tues 4/22 @ Noon
From: Ryan Brady <ryanbrady10 AT hotmail.com>
Date: Mon, 21 Apr 2014 13:45:59 -0600
Join WDNR and WBCI bird experts for a live online chat about birds, spring 
migration, and anything bird-related that you want to talk about, on Tues 
4/22/14 at 12 Noon. 


More details, including how to participate, can be found at:

http://dnr.wi.gov/news/Weekly/Article_Lookup.asp?id=2891

Ryan Brady
Washburn, Bayfield County, WI
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Subject: MOUNTAIN BLUEBIRD - Burnett County
From: Ryan Brady <ryanbrady10 AT hotmail.com>
Date: Mon, 21 Apr 2014 13:07:27 -0600
A MOUNTAIN BLUEBIRD was reported from the pumphouse on Main Dike Rd at Crex 
Meadows Wildlife Area (near Grantsburg, Burnett County) by DNR staff on the 
evening on Sunday 4/20. Photos were taken but I don't have them in hand yet. 
Bird was watched at very close range for 30+ minutes as it foraged along the 
road. The observer did not go back to look for it today. If accepted, this 
would mark only the 3rd confirmed MOBL in the state since 2002. 



Ryan Brady
Washburn, Bayfield County, WI
http://www.pbase.com/rbrady
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Subject: Fwd: Ebird, adding photographs to your checklists.
From: "Peter A. Fissel" <pfissel AT library.wisc.edu>
Date: Mon, 21 Apr 2014 14:00:48 -0500
Since Laura asked... a repost of Steve's earlier email...

-------- Original Message --------
Subject: [wisb] Ebird, adding photographs to your checklists.
Date: Mon, 03 Mar 2014 13:32:08 -0600
From: steven lubahn 
Reply-To: stevenlubahn AT icloud.com
To: wisbirdn 

I've noticed some folks are unsure about how to add photographs to your 
checklists. This is simply done by embedding the HTML code into the 
comments box for the bird that you are reporting. If you have an account 
like Flickr, you can access this code by selecting the share icon 
associated with your photo. Simply copy and paste this code in the 
comments box. After you submit your checklist the images will appear on 
your checklist. Once validated, your images will appear on the Ebird 
search function.

If you have trouble accessing this code, you can paste a link as well.

Full instructions on how to do this can be found here:


http://help.ebird.org/customer/portal/articles/973966-adding-photos-videos-and-recordings-to-checklists 


If you are submitting a rare or unusual record, you can post your image 
to the Wisconsin Rarities Flickr pool.

http://www.flickr.com/groups/wisconsinebird/

Also, a reminder that when submitting checklists, keep in mind that all 
the birds you are seeing are just as important as the unusual ones.

Thanks!
Steven Lubahn
Cudahy
Milwaukee Co.



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Subject: Purple Martins
From: "Stacy Zacher" <dmarc-noreply AT freelists.org> (REDACTED: yahoo.com uses DMARC)
Date: Mon, 21 Apr 2014 11:50:00 -0700 (PDT)
I had three purple martins on the martin house this morning -- two adult males 
and one sub-adult or adult female (they flew off when I approached).  With 
such a late spring, we still had ice on the lake until recently and only put 
the pier in last week and the house up (on the pier) on Saturday. Glad to see 
them back! 

Stacy Zacher
Delafield, WI
Waukesha County

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Subject: Fw: eBird Report - Wehr Nature Center, Apr 21, 2014
From: Mike Goodman <goodman4835 AT sbcglobal.net>
Date: Mon, 21 Apr 2014 11:47:37 -0700 (PDT)
Mike Goodman- South Milwaukee
also seen but not by Us Y/R warbler


Wehr Nature Center, Milwaukee, US-WI
Apr 21, 2014 7:45 AM - 8:45 AM
Protocol: Traveling
1.0 mile(s)
31 species

Canada Goose 20
Mallard 4
Pied-billed Grebe 3
Green Heron 3   in flight heading towards pond Golf Course
Cooper's Hawk 1
Red-tailed Hawk 1
Ring-billed Gull 6
Mourning Dove 2
Chimney Swift 2- 1st of 2014
Red-bellied Woodpecker 2
Downy Woodpecker 2
Northern Flicker 1
Blue Jay 5
American Crow 2
Tree Swallow 20
Black-capped Chickadee 2
Ruby-crowned Kinglet 2
Eastern Bluebird 1-- Male near BB box
Hermit Thrush 1
American Robin 12
Brown Thrasher 1
Cedar Waxwing 30
Chipping Sparrow 2
Song Sparrow 3
White-throated Sparrow 1
Dark-eyed Junco 1
Northern Cardinal 6
Red-winged Blackbird 12
Common Grackle 3
Brown-headed Cowbird 5
American Goldfinch 3

View this checklist online at 
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S17998003 


This report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (http://ebird.org)
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Subject: Life birds in Columbia County and a RFI
From: Laura Wentz <lauralwentz AT gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 21 Apr 2014 13:00:43 -0500
It was a good weekend at the farm in Columbia County.  We saw an immature
SUMMER TANAGER, a BROAD-WINGED HAWK and a VESPER SPARROW which were life
birds.  FOYs included House Wren, Pine Warbler, Ruddy Duck, Horned Grebes
and what I think was a Brewer's Blackbird.  That brings me to the request:
 how do I add a photo to my eBird list?  Because it's questioning my ID.
Laura
-- 
Laura Wentz
Portage, Columbia County


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Subject: Ozaukee county, Port Washington: Bitterns
From: "DAVID SNELL" <dmarc-noreply AT freelists.org> (REDACTED: yahoo.com uses DMARC)
Date: Mon, 21 Apr 2014 10:25:02 -0700 (PDT)
Saw 4 bitterns along Sauk Creek in Port Washington this morning while fishing. 
No bites, but good birding. 

David Snell
Bayside WI


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Subject: Smith's ,Stoughton Dane co
From: "Steve Thiessen" <stevethiessen AT charter.net>
Date: Mon, 21 Apr 2014 12:16:00 -0500

 I just had 3 Smith's ,good looks and maybe 5 more . Be on the look out . 
Details later. Steve Thiessen 608- 445 -2484. Dane Co. 

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Subject: Little Muskego Lake Easter Sightings
From: Shawn Miller <608shawnmiller AT gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 21 Apr 2014 10:28:45 -0500
Spend a nice warm sunny Easter Sunday at Little Muskego Lake just southwest
of Milwaukee...kept my binocs handy throughout the afternoon and got a
decent amount of activity on the lake...
A few COMMON LOONS, RED BREASTED MERGANSERS and RING-NECKED DUCKS...

Also a few HORNED GREBE, PIED GREBE floating around...a single pair of
DOUBLE-CRESTED CORMORANTS in a flyover...

Gull activity was fairly calm with only some scattered RING-BILLED GULLS
and a single BONAPARTE'S GULL flyover...

Shoreline highlights were FOY Barn Swallow and FOY Red-Breasted Nuthatch...

All and all, a good easy going day...

--Shawn Miller
McFarland, Dane County

Apr 20, 2014
Little Muskego Lake
Stationary
0 miles
300 Minutes
Observers: 1
All birds reported? Yes
Comments:
Submitted from BirdLog NA for iOS, version 1.6.3
6 Canada Goose
8 Ring-necked Duck
2 Bufflehead
17 Red-breasted Merganser
8 Common Loon
2 Pied-billed Grebe
3 Horned Grebe
2 Double-crested Cormorant
1 Bonaparte's Gull
8 Ring-billed Gull
1 Mourning Dove
1 Blue Jay
7 Tree Swallow
1 Barn Swallow
1 Black-capped Chickadee
1 Red-breasted Nuthatch
1 Ruby-crowned Kinglet
5 American Robin
1 Dark-eyed Junco
1 Northern Cardinal
2 Common Grackle
1 House Finch
1 American Goldfinch
3 House Sparrow


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