Birdingonthe.Net

Recent Postings from
The Wisconsin Birding List

> Home > Mail
> Alerts

Updated on Saturday, September 24 at 04:41 PM EST
The most recently received Mail is at the top.


Black-legged Kittiwakes,©Barry Kent Mackay

24 Sep Dark Morph Broad-Winged Hawk in Madison ["Samuel J. Krerowicz" ]
24 Sep Lake Barney Nelson's Sparrows ["Steve Thiessen" ]
24 Sep Re: Possibly Snow goose, Lake Barney, Dane [Dale Bonk ]
23 Sep Sabine's Gull at Lake Wissota (Chip. Co.) [Janine ]
23 Sep Re: Possibly Snow goose, Lake Barney, Dane [Greg Hottman ]
23 Sep Bluebird bonanza at Sheridan Park [Jennifer Ambrose ]
23 Sep Possibly Snow goose, Lake Barney, Dane [Dale Bonk ]
23 Sep BROAD-WINGED HAWKS, Iowa Co [John K ]
23 Sep Watch for Sharp-Tailed Sandpipers!! [Mark Korducki ]
22 Sep Urban Ecology Center Bird Walk, September 22, 2016 [Dennis Casper ]
22 Sep L Barney ["Seegert, Greg" ]
22 Sep Photos Green Heron Foraging Lake Mendota [ARLENE KOZIOL ]
22 Sep Junco and other Milwaukee birds [Jennifer Ambrose ]
22 Sep Evansville SWA ["Steve Thiessen" ]
22 Sep Re: Wednesday report from Wisconsin Point (Superior) [Ryan Brady ]
21 Sep Parasitic Jaegers and more at Wisconsin Point Douglas County 9/21/16, some images... [Jim Edlhuber ]
21 Sep Lake Park Warblers Blog Post from 9-9-2016 [Jennifer Ambrose ]
21 Sep Wednesday report from Wisconsin Point (Superior) ["Tom Schultz" ]
21 Sep Wednesday report from Wisconsin Point (Superior) ["Tom Schultz" ]
21 Sep Re: WSO's Jaegerfest T-shirt ["B.G. Sloan" ]
21 Sep Re: WSO's Jaegerfest T-shirt ["Tom Schultz" ]
21 Sep WSO's Jaegerfest T-shirt ["Tom Schultz" ]
20 Sep Report from today at Wisconsin Point (Superior) ["Tom Schultz" ]
20 Sep Re: Nelson's sparrow, Dane co. [Kris Perlberg ]
20 Sep Re: Nelson's sparrow, Dane co. [Dale Bonk ]
20 Sep Re: Nelson's sparrow, Dane co. ["Tom Wood" ]
20 Sep Re: Nelson's sparrow, Dane co. [Mary Hampton ]
20 Sep Re: Jaegerfest preparations -- in case of wet weather [Peter Fissel ]
19 Sep Re: Jaegerfest Teaser - Weekend Sightings From Wisconsin Point ["Tom Schultz" ]
19 Sep Re: Jaegerfest Teaser - Weekend Sightings From Wisconsin Point ["Tom Schultz" ]
19 Sep Re: Mississippi Kite nesting - Janesville ["B.G. Sloan" ]
19 Sep Possible Kirkland's Warbler - Fox Point [Chris Petherick ]
19 Sep Mississippi Kite nesting - Janesville [Scott Weberpal ]
19 Sep Jaegerfest Teaser - Weekend Sightings From Wisconsin Point [Dan Jackson ]
18 Sep (No sightings) Bird Art Shows [KAREN JOHNSON ]
18 Sep Nelson's Sparrow YES lake park MKE, just north of rugby field at rocky opening Now [Bill Grossmeyer ]
18 Sep Jaegerfest preparations -- in case of wet weather ["Tom Schultz" ]
18 Sep Sabine's Gull at Lake Wissota (Chippewa Co.) today [Janine ]
18 Sep Sabine's Gull at Lake Altoona (Eau Claire Co) [A Geraghty ]
17 Sep Common Nighthawks - Outagamie ["Judy s." ]
17 Sep Nelson's Sparrow - Milwaukee [Jeremy Meyer ]
17 Sep Re: Nelson's sparrow, Dane co. and Milwaukee ["Jym Mooney & Carol Lee Hopkins" ]
17 Sep Urban Ecology Center Bird Walk, September, 15, 2016 [Dennis Casper ]
17 Sep Nelson's sparrow, Dane co. ["Steve Thiessen" ]
16 Sep SNOW GOOSE - Dousman (Waukesha Cty) [Tim Hahn ]
16 Sep Ruby-throated Hummingbird on Scarlet Sage and more, Wauk. Co 9/16/16, some images... [Jim Edlhuber ]
16 Sep Re: Sparrow ID Question [Chris Petherick ]
16 Sep Re: Sparrow ID Question ["Tom Wood" ]
16 Sep Re: Sparrow ID Question [Chris Petherick ]
16 Sep Re: Sparrow ID Question [Aaron Balogh ]
16 Sep Sparrow ID Question [Chris Petherick ]
16 Sep still time to register for the WI Bird Conservation Initiative/Bird City Fall Meeting & Conference [William Mueller ]
15 Sep A new nesting species for Wisconsin! ["Nick Anich" ]
15 Sep migratory birds and mercury contamination [William Mueller ]
15 Sep Piping Plover lecture next Weds in MKE County [Jennifer Ambrose ]
14 Sep Great White-fronted Goose Fox River City of Waukesha 9/14/16, some images... [Jim Edlhuber ]
13 Sep Re: ID Help [Chris Petherick ]
13 Sep Re: ID Help [Richter Museum ]
13 Sep ID Help [Chris Petherick ]
11 Sep Swifts - Lake Geneva, Walworth County [Mariette Nowak ]
11 Sep No sightings-radar [Jeremy Meyer ]
10 Sep latest W. Gr. Lakes Bird & Bat Observatory news [William Mueller ]
10 Sep SCIS. T. FLYCATCHER at Forest Beach Migr. Preserve raptor watch today [William Mueller ]
11 Sep Re: Brewster's Warbler - Bayfield County [Ryan Brady ]
10 Sep Bay Beach Sanctuary & Cat Island [Gmail ]
10 Sep MKE-Sheridan Park [Jeremy Meyer ]
10 Sep MKE-Sheridan Park 9/9 [Jeremy Meyer ]
10 Sep Brewster's Warbler - Bayfield County [Ryan Brady ]
9 Sep Possible Inca Dove - Sauk County [Aaron Holschbach ]
9 Sep SABINE'S GULL on Lake Wausau NO Friday 9/9/16 7am-1pm [Jim Edlhuber ]
9 Sep Lion's Den Gorge in Ozaukee County today ["Tom Wood" ]
9 Sep Lakefront Warblers, Sparrows and Biting flies this morning [Jennifer Ambrose ]
9 Sep news on global loss of wildlands - what could it mean for birds & wildlife? [William Mueller ]
9 Sep FOF Horned Grebe, Milwaukee ["Jym Mooney & Carol Lee Hopkins" ]
9 Sep Raptor watch at Forest Beach Migratory Preserve tomorrow [William Mueller ]
08 Sep Re: Green Heron Behavior [Karen Etter Hale ]

Subject: Dark Morph Broad-Winged Hawk in Madison
From: "Samuel J. Krerowicz" <krerowiczs01 AT myemail.northland.edu>
Date: Sat, 24 Sep 2016 21:36:42 +0000
I spent much of this afternoon birding Elver Park in Madison and saw what I'm 
reasonably certain was a dark morph broad-winged hawk. It was about 2/3 the 
size of a nearby red-tailed hawk, had a dark body and wing linings with light 
primary, secondary and tail feathers that had some light barring and/or 
stripes. When I first saw it, my immediate thought was "broad-winged hawk", 
then I got my binoculars on it and saw the dark body and light wings and tail 
and I had no idea what it was until I saw in my bird book that broad-winged 
hawks have a dark morph. The only other thing I could find that it could 
possibly be is a short-tailed hawk, and I'm assuming that it's not a 
short-tailed hawk just based on their range. I also had a nice wave of warblers 
that included several magnolia warblers, american redstarts, black-throated 
green warblers, chestnut-sided warblers, a nashville warbler, a northern 
parula, a common yellowthroat, an ovenbird and a red-eyed vireo. In addition to 
birds, I also 

 saw a red fox and a lot of butterflies: a dozen cabbage whites, a half-dozen 
monarch butterflies and a lone common buckeye butterfly. 


Sam Krerowicz

Madison

####################
You received this email because you are subscribed to the Wisconsin Birding 
Network (Wisbirdn). 

To UNSUBSCRIBE or SUBSCRIBE, use the Wisbirdn web interface at: 
http://www.freelists.org/list/wisbirdn 

To set DIGEST or VACATION modes, use the Wisbirdn web interface at: 
http://www.freelists.org/list/wisbirdn 

Visit Wisbirdn ARCHIVES at: http://www.freelists.org/archives/wisbirdn

Subject: Lake Barney Nelson's Sparrows
From: "Steve Thiessen" <stevethiessen AT charter.net>
Date: Sat, 24 Sep 2016 13:34:39 -0500

 The Nelson's Sparrows are still easy to view,at Lake Barney, near Oregon, Wi. 
Also seen were some Bobolinks and a Clay-colored Sparrow (in the thicker 
stuff). 

 Nice to see Kris, Ryan, Rob and Chuck (earlier),out there. 
Steve Thiessen Stoughton Dane co.
####################
You received this email because you are subscribed to the Wisconsin Birding 
Network (Wisbirdn). 

To UNSUBSCRIBE or SUBSCRIBE, use the Wisbirdn web interface at: 
http://www.freelists.org/list/wisbirdn 

To set DIGEST or VACATION modes, use the Wisbirdn web interface at: 
http://www.freelists.org/list/wisbirdn 

Visit Wisbirdn ARCHIVES at: http://www.freelists.org/archives/wisbirdn

Subject: Re: Possibly Snow goose, Lake Barney, Dane
From: Dale Bonk <debunkshy AT gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 24 Sep 2016 07:27:21 -0500
It's definitely a snow goose and is still present on the lake this morning.
Dale Bonk
Mt Horeb, Dane
On Sep 23, 2016 4:05 PM, "Dale Bonk"  wrote:

> I'm on the south shore and only have my binocs, but there's a large
> all-white goose mixed in with the flotilla of Canada geese on the water.
> Should be easily visible from the hwy M gate. 400pm
>
> Dale Bonk
> Mt Horeb, Dane
>


####################
You received this email because you are subscribed to the Wisconsin Birding 
Network (Wisbirdn). 

To UNSUBSCRIBE or SUBSCRIBE, use the Wisbirdn web interface at: 
http://www.freelists.org/list/wisbirdn 

To set DIGEST or VACATION modes, use the Wisbirdn web interface at: 
http://www.freelists.org/list/wisbirdn 

Visit Wisbirdn ARCHIVES at: http://www.freelists.org/archives/wisbirdn

Subject: Sabine's Gull at Lake Wissota (Chip. Co.)
From: Janine <jlp228 AT gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 23 Sep 2016 23:29:11 -0500
Still there as of this evening.  Just like on the 18th it flew back and
forth for a while south of the bluff overlook at Lake Wissota State Park,
and then went farther out over the lake.
Janine Polk
Eau Claire


####################
You received this email because you are subscribed to the Wisconsin Birding 
Network (Wisbirdn). 

To UNSUBSCRIBE or SUBSCRIBE, use the Wisbirdn web interface at: 
http://www.freelists.org/list/wisbirdn 

To set DIGEST or VACATION modes, use the Wisbirdn web interface at: 
http://www.freelists.org/list/wisbirdn 

Visit Wisbirdn ARCHIVES at: http://www.freelists.org/archives/wisbirdn

Subject: Re: Possibly Snow goose, Lake Barney, Dane
From: Greg Hottman <greghottman AT charter.net>
Date: Fri, 23 Sep 2016 17:48:49 -0500
He just landed in an ag field about a half mile west of Oregon north of the 
Rotary Trail 

Greg Hottman
Oregon
Sent from my iPhone

> On Sep 23, 2016, at 4:05 PM, Dale Bonk  wrote:
> 
> I'm on the south shore and only have my binocs, but there's a large
> all-white goose mixed in with the flotilla of Canada geese on the water.
> Should be easily visible from the hwy M gate. 400pm
> Dale Bonk
> Mt Horeb, Dane
> 
> 
> ####################
> You received this email because you are subscribed to the Wisconsin Birding 
Network (Wisbirdn). 

> To UNSUBSCRIBE or SUBSCRIBE, use the Wisbirdn web interface at: 
http://www.freelists.org/list/wisbirdn 

> To set DIGEST or VACATION modes, use the Wisbirdn web interface at: 
http://www.freelists.org/list/wisbirdn 

> Visit Wisbirdn ARCHIVES at: http://www.freelists.org/archives/wisbirdn
> 
> 

####################
You received this email because you are subscribed to the Wisconsin Birding 
Network (Wisbirdn). 

To UNSUBSCRIBE or SUBSCRIBE, use the Wisbirdn web interface at: 
http://www.freelists.org/list/wisbirdn 

To set DIGEST or VACATION modes, use the Wisbirdn web interface at: 
http://www.freelists.org/list/wisbirdn 

Visit Wisbirdn ARCHIVES at: http://www.freelists.org/archives/wisbirdn

Subject: Bluebird bonanza at Sheridan Park
From: Jennifer Ambrose <jenthreat AT gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 23 Sep 2016 16:20:32 -0500
I have never in my life seen so many blue birds or heard them calling or
seen them chasing in the manner they are doing right at this moment. The
activity is taking place along the drive immediately south of Layton Avenue
by the sign that says picnic area 2. I saw a few sap suckers, active Downy
woodpeckers, and a Flicker and red-bellied.  Plus a surprise Nashville and
Pine Warbler, numerous chipping sparrows and tons of yellow rumpeds and
Palms. White-throated Sparrow white-crowned, and Savannah sparrows can be
seen further south along the drive.
Jennifer A
Milwaukee


####################
You received this email because you are subscribed to the Wisconsin Birding 
Network (Wisbirdn). 

To UNSUBSCRIBE or SUBSCRIBE, use the Wisbirdn web interface at: 
http://www.freelists.org/list/wisbirdn 

To set DIGEST or VACATION modes, use the Wisbirdn web interface at: 
http://www.freelists.org/list/wisbirdn 

Visit Wisbirdn ARCHIVES at: http://www.freelists.org/archives/wisbirdn

Subject: Possibly Snow goose, Lake Barney, Dane
From: Dale Bonk <debunkshy AT gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 23 Sep 2016 16:05:08 -0500
I'm on the south shore and only have my binocs, but there's a large
all-white goose mixed in with the flotilla of Canada geese on the water.
Should be easily visible from the hwy M gate. 400pm
Dale Bonk
Mt Horeb, Dane


####################
You received this email because you are subscribed to the Wisconsin Birding 
Network (Wisbirdn). 

To UNSUBSCRIBE or SUBSCRIBE, use the Wisbirdn web interface at: 
http://www.freelists.org/list/wisbirdn 

To set DIGEST or VACATION modes, use the Wisbirdn web interface at: 
http://www.freelists.org/list/wisbirdn 

Visit Wisbirdn ARCHIVES at: http://www.freelists.org/archives/wisbirdn

Subject: BROAD-WINGED HAWKS, Iowa Co
From: John K <johnny.phoenix13 AT gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 23 Sep 2016 18:34:06 +0000
I just had a kettle of at least 100 BROAD-WINGED HAWKS drift past my home
in south central Iowa County. They were drifting on the wind to the
southwest and south of Mineral Point.
Heads up!

John Kivikoski
Rural Iowa County


####################
You received this email because you are subscribed to the Wisconsin Birding 
Network (Wisbirdn). 

To UNSUBSCRIBE or SUBSCRIBE, use the Wisbirdn web interface at: 
http://www.freelists.org/list/wisbirdn 

To set DIGEST or VACATION modes, use the Wisbirdn web interface at: 
http://www.freelists.org/list/wisbirdn 

Visit Wisbirdn ARCHIVES at: http://www.freelists.org/archives/wisbirdn

Subject: Watch for Sharp-Tailed Sandpipers!!
From: Mark Korducki <korducki AT earthlink.net>
Date: Fri, 23 Sep 2016 11:43:01 -0500
There have been an unusually high number of reports of this vagrant sandpiper 
from the interior of the continent this late summer and early fall. Many states 
have recorded their first record including 2 birds in MN right now. Be on the 
lookout for one at a shorebird pond near you. They are often found in the 
company of Pectoral Sandpipers. 


Mark Korducki, New Berlin
Sent from my iPhone
####################
You received this email because you are subscribed to the Wisconsin Birding 
Network (Wisbirdn). 

To UNSUBSCRIBE or SUBSCRIBE, use the Wisbirdn web interface at: 
http://www.freelists.org/list/wisbirdn 

To set DIGEST or VACATION modes, use the Wisbirdn web interface at: 
http://www.freelists.org/list/wisbirdn 

Visit Wisbirdn ARCHIVES at: http://www.freelists.org/archives/wisbirdn

Subject: Urban Ecology Center Bird Walk, September 22, 2016
From: Dennis Casper <denncasp.wisbirder AT gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 22 Sep 2016 14:59:25 -0500
Urban Ecology Center, Riverside Park
1500 East Park Place, Milwaukee, WI  53211
414-964-8505, www.UrbanEcologyCenter.org
BIRD WALK
Thursdays, 8:00 am—10:00 am year round.
Free and Open to the Public, All Ages Welcome

Thursday, September 22, 2016
66 degrees
Cloudy, overcast
12 birders

Total Species:  44

3 Canada Goose
10 Mallard
1 Double-crested Cormorant
1 Great Blue Heron
1 Osprey
3 Cooper’s Hawk
2 Ring-billed Gull
20 Rock Pigeon
5 Mourning Dove
65 Chimney Swift

1 Ruby-throated Hummingbird
1 Belted Kingfisher
2 Yellow-bellied Sapsucker
3 Downy Woodpecker
4 Northern Flicker
1 Peregrine Falcon
2 Eastern Wood-Pewee
3 Blue Jay
2 American Crow
12 Black-capped Chickadee

1 Red-breasted Nuthatch
2 White-breasted Nuthatch
1 Marsh Wren
3 Ruby-crowned Kinglet
1 Swainson’s Thrush
5 American Robin
1 Gray Catbird
1 Brown Thrasher
17 European Starling
1 Northern Waterthrush

1 Common Yellowthroat
8 American Redstart
1 Magnolia Warbler
1 Bay-breasted Warbler
2 Wilson’s Warbler
1 Palm Warbler
1 Song Sparrow
2 White-throated Sparrow
1 Dark-eyed Junco
3 Northern Cardinal

1 Rose-breasted Grosbeak
1 Indigo Bunting
12 House Finch
78 American Goldfinch

####################
You received this email because you are subscribed to the Wisconsin Birding 
Network (Wisbirdn). 

To UNSUBSCRIBE or SUBSCRIBE, use the Wisbirdn web interface at: 
http://www.freelists.org/list/wisbirdn 

To set DIGEST or VACATION modes, use the Wisbirdn web interface at: 
http://www.freelists.org/list/wisbirdn 

Visit Wisbirdn ARCHIVES at: http://www.freelists.org/archives/wisbirdn

Subject: L Barney
From: "Seegert, Greg" <gseegert AT eaest.com>
Date: Thu, 22 Sep 2016 19:23:27 +0000
All
Went to L Barney nr Oregon this morning. Saw at least 3 Nelson's sparrows. The 
best way to walk in is to initially walk south along the access road that is 
opposite Caine rd. When you get to where the wooden fence along the horse farm 
goes to the east, turn left (E) and follow that fence until you come to a wire 
fence (you can see L Barney at this point). Then turn right (S) and follow this 
fence line past the grove of oak trees. About 40-50 yds after the last live 
oak, you will see a spot where you can get thru the fence. From here its only 
30-40 yds to the lakeshore. The 3 Nelson's I saw were about 200 yds S of this. 
I checked out the swale that is full of smartweed that runs to the W from the 
SW corner of the lake. This area had lots of sparrows but most were swamp with 
a few songs mixed in. in the dead scrubs along the edge of the swale was a 
group of 5 or so birds that initially gave me pause. After looking at them for 
a while, I realized they were young bobolinks. N 

 ot sure if I've seen that yellowish juvenile plumage before. Guess that's what 
initially threw me. Other birds seen were lots of C yellowthroats, a few palm 
warblers, a flock of dowitchers (LB I think), and a couple of sedge wrens. 


Greg Seegert
Beaver Dam



####################
You received this email because you are subscribed to the Wisconsin Birding 
Network (Wisbirdn). 

To UNSUBSCRIBE or SUBSCRIBE, use the Wisbirdn web interface at: 
http://www.freelists.org/list/wisbirdn 

To set DIGEST or VACATION modes, use the Wisbirdn web interface at: 
http://www.freelists.org/list/wisbirdn 

Visit Wisbirdn ARCHIVES at: http://www.freelists.org/archives/wisbirdn

Subject: Photos Green Heron Foraging Lake Mendota
From: ARLENE KOZIOL <arlenekoziol AT mac.com>
Date: Thu, 22 Sep 2016 11:23:11 -0500
Lake Mendota, University Bay, UW Lakeshore Nature Preserve. Sept 19, 2016. I 
had a great time watching the acrobatics of a Juv. Green Heron foraging. It was 
catching sunfish and large-mouthed bass (fish ID’d by John Magnuson). 
Patience is the Green Heron’s virtue and the key to his unique fishing 
technique. The Green Heron would remain motionless, like a statue, waiting for 
a fish to swim by. His strike was so fast, my eyes could not see it. Only my 
camera could capture the action. 

Below is a link to my photos.
Arlene Koziol

Dane County, Madison


https://www.flickr.com/photos/29411257 AT N00/albums/72157674111799426
####################
You received this email because you are subscribed to the Wisconsin Birding 
Network (Wisbirdn). 

To UNSUBSCRIBE or SUBSCRIBE, use the Wisbirdn web interface at: 
http://www.freelists.org/list/wisbirdn 

To set DIGEST or VACATION modes, use the Wisbirdn web interface at: 
http://www.freelists.org/list/wisbirdn 

Visit Wisbirdn ARCHIVES at: http://www.freelists.org/archives/wisbirdn

Subject: Junco and other Milwaukee birds
From: Jennifer Ambrose <jenthreat AT gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 22 Sep 2016 10:59:52 -0500
Hello,
This morning, I saw my first of fall Dark-eyed Junco at the local cemetery
where I walk my dog. It has a huge dirt mound with vegetation all around
it; numerous Chipping Sparrows of various ages (some still quite young,
disheveled and streaky), a Clay-colored and a Lincoln's have all been
present during the past week or so, too.

Sheridan Drive has been continuously good this fall; there always seems to
be a few active patches. Today, I had Magnolia, Black and White,
Yellow-rumped, Palm, redstart, and Blackpoll Warblers. One Red-breasted
Nuthatch was also present. Behind the western hedge bordering the high
school track, there was a flicker, a few Chipping Sparrows, a Savannah
Sparrow, a few bluebirds, more Yellow-rumpeds and what I believe was a late
female/young male Indigo Bunting.

Along the bluff at Warnimont Park there is good vegetation for sparrows,
but good luck finding them. They dive down in there so quickly...and it's
uneven ground to walk on. I managed to ID one juvenile White-crowned
Sparrow along with many Chipping two days ago.

Good birding,

Jennifer

-- 
Jennifer Ambrose
Bayview, Milwaukee County


####################
You received this email because you are subscribed to the Wisconsin Birding 
Network (Wisbirdn). 

To UNSUBSCRIBE or SUBSCRIBE, use the Wisbirdn web interface at: 
http://www.freelists.org/list/wisbirdn 

To set DIGEST or VACATION modes, use the Wisbirdn web interface at: 
http://www.freelists.org/list/wisbirdn 

Visit Wisbirdn ARCHIVES at: http://www.freelists.org/archives/wisbirdn

Subject: Evansville SWA
From: "Steve Thiessen" <stevethiessen AT charter.net>
Date: Thu, 22 Sep 2016 10:16:37 -0500
 
 Went down to Evansville SWA, this morning. A few days ago I had seen a 
yellowish ammodramus sparrow, out there, and I wanted to check it out. Down in 
the thin field, I only saw 2 birds. One was a Savannah Sparrow ,and one was an 
ammodramus, It flew of into the big field. After walking the small thin field, 
I decided to try to track the sparrow down. As I got near the big field a Sedge 
Wren caught my eye, then a yellowthroat popped up near it. When I looked 
through my bins, there was a Nelson's Sparow, right between them. This Nelson's 
was more yellowish in the breast, than usual. The Nelson's was eating big 
bluestem seeds. 

 Walking in the tall weeds and grasses, another ammodramus sparrow popped up. 
The face was quite plain and I was thinking Grasshopper at first. Then I 
noticed thin indistinct sreaking on the breast. The bill seemed smallish ,for a 
Grasshopper Sp. or a Henslow's. It had a dark eyeline and a spot like a 
Grasshopper would and I couldn't tell if a gray cheek patch was coming in. The 
face and breast tone was pale yellow. I could see the nape and it looked like 
purpleish streaks were coming in. the back had broad light streaks. So, I'm 
thinking young LeConte's, but leaving it as ammo. sp. 

 Had 3 FOF Lincoln's Sparrows,just 3 Savannah's, 5 Sedge Wrens and 8 Common 
Yellowthroats. 

 Steve Thiessen Stoughton Dane co.
####################
You received this email because you are subscribed to the Wisconsin Birding 
Network (Wisbirdn). 

To UNSUBSCRIBE or SUBSCRIBE, use the Wisbirdn web interface at: 
http://www.freelists.org/list/wisbirdn 

To set DIGEST or VACATION modes, use the Wisbirdn web interface at: 
http://www.freelists.org/list/wisbirdn 

Visit Wisbirdn ARCHIVES at: http://www.freelists.org/archives/wisbirdn

Subject: Re: Wednesday report from Wisconsin Point (Superior)
From: Ryan Brady <ryanbrady10 AT hotmail.com>
Date: Thu, 22 Sep 2016 13:56:14 +0000
Re: the warblers, this week has actually seen a fabulous migration on western 
Lake Superior. I've had 20+ species at my house in Bayfield County since 
Sunday, although Yellow-rumps and Palms are starting to steal the show for 
sure. Hawk Ridge in Duluth has tallied several huge flights in this time as 
well, including tens of thousands of warblers and other migrants. For example, 
see their non-raptor notes for Monday athttp://bit.ly/2dmed9Q. 


I don't bird WI Point much but my sense is that it is not a good fall site for 
passerines during good-weather, active migration days when the radar is lit up, 
as has been the case much of the week. Perhaps with the poorer weather 
conditions in the days ahead things will change. 


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




From: wisbirdn-bounce AT freelists.org  on behalf 
of Tom Schultz  

Sent: Wednesday, September 21, 2016 3:22 PM
To: Wisbirdn
Subject: [wisb] Wednesday report from Wisconsin Point (Superior)
   
(Sorry, forgot to post with Plain text... )

Daryl Tessen called me a short time ago, with another update on the bird 
activity, etc. He said the wind had started picking up today, out of the 
northeast  up to around 15-20 mph, and that was supposed to continue.

He said that four Parasitic Jaegers had been seen today (including a dark 
juvenile that theyve started to call Blackie). They also spotted two 
different groups of two Sabines Gull, with all four being spotted near the 
lighthouse a little later.

They had two Avocets fly past today, which were then chased by a Peregrine 
Falcon. They apparently escaped by flying high in the sky among a bunch of 
gulls.

Other highlight birds included a Red-throated Loon, a Blue-headed Vireo, and 
Gray-cheeked and Hermit Thrushes. He said that once again the passerine 
numbers were very low out there  so most of the warblers must have moved 
through already.

Tom Schultz
Green Lake Co. 

####################
You received this email because you are subscribed to the Wisconsin Birding 
Network (Wisbirdn). 

To UNSUBSCRIBE or SUBSCRIBE, use the Wisbirdn web interface at: 
http://www.freelists.org/list/wisbirdn 

To set DIGEST or VACATION modes, use the Wisbirdn web interface at: 
http://www.freelists.org/list/wisbirdn 

Visit Wisbirdn ARCHIVES at:  http://www.freelists.org/archives/wisbirdn


    ####################
You received this email because you are subscribed to the Wisconsin Birding 
Network (Wisbirdn). 

To UNSUBSCRIBE or SUBSCRIBE, use the Wisbirdn web interface at: 
http://www.freelists.org/list/wisbirdn 

To set DIGEST or VACATION modes, use the Wisbirdn web interface at: 
http://www.freelists.org/list/wisbirdn 

Visit Wisbirdn ARCHIVES at: http://www.freelists.org/archives/wisbirdn

Subject: Parasitic Jaegers and more at Wisconsin Point Douglas County 9/21/16, some images...
From: Jim Edlhuber <jimedlhuber AT gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 21 Sep 2016 20:58:57 -0500
Hi all,
I made the run up with Bill G and Ryan S to Wisconsin Point in Superior
Wisconsin for a taste of what Jaegerfest, the coming weekend was all about.
It was a great time watching Parasitic Jaegers chase gulls for the food
they were carrying. After leaving Waukesha at midnight and arriving at
Wisconsin Point by 5 am we had a few minutes before the sun came up. At sun
up Parasitic  Jaeger action started and continued about every 15 minutes
till we left around 11:00 am. The action and speed of these birds could not
be put in images, it was amazing event to see! A couple of American Avocets
also came through the viewing area on the shore with nice views. The bird
of the day for me was the Sabine’s Gulls, a flock of 2 and then 4, a state
lifer! The Sabine’s Gulls stayed out very far from shore and only gave
distant views. A fun day with birding friends and meeting a few new ones
too. The time we were there, it was mostly sunny and mild temps in the 60's
with steady winds off the lake.

Some of the images from the event today at this link if you care to view
them:


http://www.windowtowildlife.com/jaegerfest-week-wisconsin-point-superior-wisconsin-september-21-2016/ 


Thanks and good birding,

Jim Edlhuber
Town of Genesee Waukesha Co.

####################
You received this email because you are subscribed to the Wisconsin Birding 
Network (Wisbirdn). 

To UNSUBSCRIBE or SUBSCRIBE, use the Wisbirdn web interface at: 
http://www.freelists.org/list/wisbirdn 

To set DIGEST or VACATION modes, use the Wisbirdn web interface at: 
http://www.freelists.org/list/wisbirdn 

Visit Wisbirdn ARCHIVES at: http://www.freelists.org/archives/wisbirdn

Subject: Lake Park Warblers Blog Post from 9-9-2016
From: Jennifer Ambrose <jenthreat AT gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 21 Sep 2016 17:31:12 -0500
Hello everyone,
I reported about what I saw about two weeks ago now. Here is a link to
photos and commentary. Birds included: Several warbler species and a
curious Lincoln's Sparrow :)


http://www.birdspazz.com/2016/09/21/warbler-watching-while-fighting-off-biting-flies/ 


Thanks,

-- 
Jennifer Ambrose
Bayview, Milwaukee County


####################
You received this email because you are subscribed to the Wisconsin Birding 
Network (Wisbirdn). 

To UNSUBSCRIBE or SUBSCRIBE, use the Wisbirdn web interface at: 
http://www.freelists.org/list/wisbirdn 

To set DIGEST or VACATION modes, use the Wisbirdn web interface at: 
http://www.freelists.org/list/wisbirdn 

Visit Wisbirdn ARCHIVES at: http://www.freelists.org/archives/wisbirdn

Subject: Wednesday report from Wisconsin Point (Superior)
From: "Tom Schultz" <trschultz AT centurytel.net>
Date: Wed, 21 Sep 2016 17:22:20 -0500
(Sorry, forgot to post with Plain text... )

Daryl Tessen called me a short time ago, with another update on the bird 
activity, etc.  He said the wind had started picking up today, out of the 
northeast – up to around 15-20 mph, and that was supposed to continue.

He said that four Parasitic Jaegers had been seen today (including a dark 
juvenile that they’ve started to call “Blackie”).  They also spotted two 
different groups of two Sabine’s Gull, with all four being spotted near the 
lighthouse a little later.

They had two Avocets fly past today, which were then chased by a Peregrine 
Falcon.  They apparently escaped by flying high in the sky among a bunch of 
gulls.

Other highlight birds included a Red-throated Loon, a Blue-headed Vireo, and 
Gray-cheeked and Hermit Thrushes.  He said that once again the passerine 
numbers were very low out there – so most of the warblers must have moved 
through already.

Tom Schultz
Green Lake Co. 

####################
You received this email because you are subscribed to the Wisconsin Birding 
Network (Wisbirdn). 

To UNSUBSCRIBE or SUBSCRIBE, use the Wisbirdn web interface at: 
http://www.freelists.org/list/wisbirdn 

To set DIGEST or VACATION modes, use the Wisbirdn web interface at: 
http://www.freelists.org/list/wisbirdn 

Visit Wisbirdn ARCHIVES at: http://www.freelists.org/archives/wisbirdn

Subject: Wednesday report from Wisconsin Point (Superior)
From: "Tom Schultz" <trschultz AT centurytel.net>
Date: Wed, 21 Sep 2016 17:15:49 -0500
Daryl Tessen called me a short time ago, with another update on the bird 
activity, etc. He said the wind had started picking up today, out of the 
northeast – up to around 15-20 mph, and that was supposed to continue. 

He said that four Parasitics had been seen today (including a dark juvenile 
that they’ve started to call “Blackie”). They also spotted two different 
groups of two Sabine’s Gull, with all four being spotted near the lighthouse 
a little later. 


They had two Avocets fly past today, which were then chased by a Peregrine 
Falcon. They apparently escaped by flying high in the sky among a bunch of 
gulls. 


Other highlight birds included a Red-throated Loon, a Blue-headed Vireo, and 
Gray-cheeked and Hermit Thrushes. He said that once again the passerine numbers 
were very low out there – so most of the warblers must have moved through 
already. 


Tom Schultz
Green Lake Co.
####################
You received this email because you are subscribed to the Wisconsin Birding 
Network (Wisbirdn). 

To UNSUBSCRIBE or SUBSCRIBE, use the Wisbirdn web interface at: 
http://www.freelists.org/list/wisbirdn 

To set DIGEST or VACATION modes, use the Wisbirdn web interface at: 
http://www.freelists.org/list/wisbirdn 

Visit Wisbirdn ARCHIVES at: http://www.freelists.org/archives/wisbirdn

Subject: Re: WSO's Jaegerfest T-shirt
From: "B.G. Sloan" <bgsloan3 AT gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 21 Sep 2016 14:51:35 -0400
If someone wants to pick one up for me (size XL) I will mail them a gift
card for $20. I'm interested in both colors. But please confirm with me
before you do it...I don't want to be on the hook for too many shirts!  :-)
Bernie Sloan

On Wed, Sep 21, 2016 at 12:42 PM, Tom Schultz 
wrote:

> In fact, you may want to pick up several shirts -- feel free to bring a few
> home for your friends!
>
> Tom Schultz
> Green Lake Co.
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Tom Schultz
> Sent: Wednesday, September 21, 2016 11:11 AM
> To: Wisbirdn
> Subject: [wisb] WSO's Jaegerfest T-shirt
>
> New this year for Jaegerfest is a t-shirt that celebrates this annual
> event – which started back in 1999.  This WSO shirt will be available for
> $15 on Wisconsin Point during Jaegerfest, first-come first served – while
> sizes last.  The design includes all three species of jaegers (juveniles,
> which are most often seen), as well as two adults, and also a Sabine's
> Gull.
>
> I don’t yet have a photo of an actual shirt, but here’s a mock-up of it 
in 

> ultramarine blue.  It will also be available on a medium-gray color shirt.
>
> http://www.pbase.com/trschultz/image/164132968
>
> Pick one up while they last!  (Sorry, no mail orders are available at this
> time.)
>
> Tom Schultz
> WSO Field Trips co-chair
> Green Lake Co.
>
> ####################
> You received this email because you are subscribed to the Wisconsin Birding
> Network (Wisbirdn).
> To UNSUBSCRIBE or SUBSCRIBE, use the Wisbirdn web interface at:
> http://www.freelists.org/list/wisbirdn
> To set DIGEST or VACATION modes, use the Wisbirdn web interface at:
> http://www.freelists.org/list/wisbirdn
> Visit Wisbirdn ARCHIVES at: http://www.freelists.org/archives/wisbirdn
>
> ####################
> You received this email because you are subscribed to the Wisconsin
> Birding Network (Wisbirdn).
> To UNSUBSCRIBE or SUBSCRIBE, use the Wisbirdn web interface at:
> http://www.freelists.org/list/wisbirdn
> To set DIGEST or VACATION modes, use the Wisbirdn web interface at:
> http://www.freelists.org/list/wisbirdn
> Visit Wisbirdn ARCHIVES at: http://www.freelists.org/archives/wisbirdn
>
>
>

####################
You received this email because you are subscribed to the Wisconsin Birding 
Network (Wisbirdn). 

To UNSUBSCRIBE or SUBSCRIBE, use the Wisbirdn web interface at: 
http://www.freelists.org/list/wisbirdn 

To set DIGEST or VACATION modes, use the Wisbirdn web interface at: 
http://www.freelists.org/list/wisbirdn 

Visit Wisbirdn ARCHIVES at: http://www.freelists.org/archives/wisbirdn

Subject: Re: WSO's Jaegerfest T-shirt
From: "Tom Schultz" <trschultz AT centurytel.net>
Date: Wed, 21 Sep 2016 11:42:57 -0500
In fact, you may want to pick up several shirts -- feel free to bring a few 
home for your friends!

Tom Schultz
Green Lake Co.

-----Original Message----- 
From: Tom Schultz
Sent: Wednesday, September 21, 2016 11:11 AM
To: Wisbirdn
Subject: [wisb] WSO's Jaegerfest T-shirt

New this year for Jaegerfest is a t-shirt that celebrates this annual
event – which started back in 1999.  This WSO shirt will be available for
$15 on Wisconsin Point during Jaegerfest, first-come first served – while
sizes last.  The design includes all three species of jaegers (juveniles,
which are most often seen), as well as two adults, and also a Sabine's Gull.

I don’t yet have a photo of an actual shirt, but here’s a mock-up of it in
ultramarine blue.  It will also be available on a medium-gray color shirt.

http://www.pbase.com/trschultz/image/164132968

Pick one up while they last!  (Sorry, no mail orders are available at this
time.)

Tom Schultz
WSO Field Trips co-chair
Green Lake Co.

####################
You received this email because you are subscribed to the Wisconsin Birding 
Network (Wisbirdn).
To UNSUBSCRIBE or SUBSCRIBE, use the Wisbirdn web interface at: 
http://www.freelists.org/list/wisbirdn
To set DIGEST or VACATION modes, use the Wisbirdn web interface at: 
http://www.freelists.org/list/wisbirdn
Visit Wisbirdn ARCHIVES at: http://www.freelists.org/archives/wisbirdn

####################
You received this email because you are subscribed to the Wisconsin Birding 
Network (Wisbirdn). 

To UNSUBSCRIBE or SUBSCRIBE, use the Wisbirdn web interface at: 
http://www.freelists.org/list/wisbirdn 

To set DIGEST or VACATION modes, use the Wisbirdn web interface at: 
http://www.freelists.org/list/wisbirdn 

Visit Wisbirdn ARCHIVES at: http://www.freelists.org/archives/wisbirdn

Subject: WSO's Jaegerfest T-shirt
From: "Tom Schultz" <trschultz AT centurytel.net>
Date: Wed, 21 Sep 2016 11:11:12 -0500
New this year for Jaegerfest is a t-shirt that celebrates this annual 
event – which started back in 1999.  This WSO shirt will be available for 
$15 on Wisconsin Point during Jaegerfest, first-come first served – while 
sizes last.  The design includes all three species of jaegers (juveniles, 
which are most often seen), as well as two adults, and also a Sabine's Gull.

I don’t yet have a photo of an actual shirt, but here’s a mock-up of it in 
ultramarine blue.  It will also be available on a medium-gray color shirt.

http://www.pbase.com/trschultz/image/164132968

Pick one up while they last!  (Sorry, no mail orders are available at this 
time.)

Tom Schultz
WSO Field Trips co-chair
Green Lake Co. 

####################
You received this email because you are subscribed to the Wisconsin Birding 
Network (Wisbirdn). 

To UNSUBSCRIBE or SUBSCRIBE, use the Wisbirdn web interface at: 
http://www.freelists.org/list/wisbirdn 

To set DIGEST or VACATION modes, use the Wisbirdn web interface at: 
http://www.freelists.org/list/wisbirdn 

Visit Wisbirdn ARCHIVES at: http://www.freelists.org/archives/wisbirdn

Subject: Report from today at Wisconsin Point (Superior)
From: "Tom Schultz" <trschultz AT centurytel.net>
Date: Tue, 20 Sep 2016 17:20:03 -0500
Here's a report from Daryl Tessen, who just called me.  He was still very 
cranked up about the birding on Wisconsin Point today!  He said "it was one 
of those days that you'll always remember!"

Daryl mentioned that the jaeger action was nearly non-stop for most of the 
morning, with a total of SEVEN Parasitics being spotted. This total included 
one adult, two 3rd-year sub-adults, and four juveniles!

Providing even greater excitement were a total of TWELVE Sabine's Gulls --  
nine in one flock, followed by another group of three birds a short time 
later. Daryl commented, "I was almost doing a dance on the beach!"

There were also eight Franklin's Gulls present for a time -- all adults --  
as well as two Lesser Black-backed Gulls.

Other waterbird highlights included two Surf Scoters and a White-winged, 
along with Horned Grebes and loons. He said the passerine numbers have been 
very low to this point, with just five warbler species found since Sunday.

Tom Schultz
WSO Field Trips co-chair
Green Lake Co. 

####################
You received this email because you are subscribed to the Wisconsin Birding 
Network (Wisbirdn). 

To UNSUBSCRIBE or SUBSCRIBE, use the Wisbirdn web interface at: 
http://www.freelists.org/list/wisbirdn 

To set DIGEST or VACATION modes, use the Wisbirdn web interface at: 
http://www.freelists.org/list/wisbirdn 

Visit Wisbirdn ARCHIVES at: http://www.freelists.org/archives/wisbirdn

Subject: Re: Nelson's sparrow, Dane co.
From: Kris Perlberg <kris AT cgfirepower.com>
Date: Tue, 20 Sep 2016 15:19:27 -0500
Thanks everyone, for the great reports. I won’t be able to get over for a 
couple more days, in all likelihood, but hopefully they will stick around for a 
bit. 



On Sep 20, 2016, at 3:04 PM, Tom Wood  wrote:

Thanks, Steve, for letting us know they were back!
Since there was no clear path to take, after reaching the public land by
walking south past the gate across from Caine Road, I wandered in a
south-easterly direction through the grasses (the lake is not visible until
you are almost upon it), finding several areas that had paths in the grass
where birders had been. I found only Swamp Sparrows, Song Sparrows, Common
Yellowthroats, and a Marsh Wren,
and after a somewhat difficult passage through the dense grasses, found
myself at the southwest corner of the lake. This appeared to be Nelson's
Sparrow paradise with a large patch of smartweed, and again, evidence that
birders had been here. Alas, only the previously mentioned species (less the
Marsh Wren) appeared. I thought I had "whiffed" this trip, and decided to
walk the west shoreline of the lake which had an easy path, in order to make
some northward progress, and possibly make the return trip less difficult.
This turned out to be a good choice, because there is a thin strip of
smartweed right at the edge of the lake, and birds flushed and flew across
the path to the tall weeds. At one spot 2 Nelson's Sparrows perched quite
close to the trail and were very cooperative for a couple of minutes.
Farther north, the same thing happened, so I had good views of at least 4
birds. More birds flushed from the edge of the lake, but went too far back
in the weeds for me to see, so there may have been more than 4 Nelson's
Sparrows there today.
I finished off the morning with a nice conversation with Mary Hampton, and
although we had taken separate ways to the lake, we both had great success
today.
Thomas Wood, Menomonee Falls, Waukesha County


-----Original Message-----
From: wisbirdn-bounce AT freelists.org [mailto:wisbirdn-bounce AT freelists.org]
On Behalf Of Mary Hampton
Sent: Tuesday, September 20, 2016 1:03 PM
To: stevethiessen AT charter.net; wisb
Subject: [wisb] Re: Nelson's sparrow, Dane co.

Yes!  Nelson's Sparrows at Lake Barney, Tuesday, Sept 20, 10AM.  Above
lake's west edge, above water, south of a few old oak trees.  Thanks
Steve.  Dale Bonk waved me into location where I viewed one perched and
two in their low flight.  Back at cars, I compared with Tom Wood who had at
least four.  As Steve reports, the walk in is extremely rough.  Mary
Hampton, Dane County 
   On Saturday, September 17, 2016 11:40 AM, Steve Thiessen
 wrote:




I had thought I had seen one, at Lake Barney, last Wednesday, but was sure.
I saw one today,in the same area. Got nice looks. The good areas last year
,not so good this year. Walking can be tough if you explore. Also seen, was
a possible Grasshopper Sparrow, 2 Segde and 2 Marsh Wrens and 3 Bobolinks. 2
Palm and a bunch of Common Yellowthroat Warblers.
Steve Thiessen Stoughton, Dane co.
####################
You received this email because you are subscribed to the Wisconsin Birding
Network (Wisbirdn).
To UNSUBSCRIBE or SUBSCRIBE, use the Wisbirdn web interface at:
http://www.freelists.org/list/wisbirdn
To set DIGEST or VACATION modes, use the Wisbirdn web interface at:
http://www.freelists.org/list/wisbirdn
Visit Wisbirdn ARCHIVES at: http://www.freelists.org/archives/wisbirdn





####################
You received this email because you are subscribed to the Wisconsin Birding
Network (Wisbirdn).
To UNSUBSCRIBE or SUBSCRIBE, use the Wisbirdn web interface at:
http://www.freelists.org/list/wisbirdn
To set DIGEST or VACATION modes, use the Wisbirdn web interface at:
http://www.freelists.org/list/wisbirdn
Visit Wisbirdn ARCHIVES at: http://www.freelists.org/archives/wisbirdn



####################
You received this email because you are subscribed to the Wisconsin Birding 
Network (Wisbirdn). 

To UNSUBSCRIBE or SUBSCRIBE, use the Wisbirdn web interface at: 
http://www.freelists.org/list/wisbirdn 

To set DIGEST or VACATION modes, use the Wisbirdn web interface at: 
http://www.freelists.org/list/wisbirdn 

Visit Wisbirdn ARCHIVES at: http://www.freelists.org/archives/wisbirdn



####################
You received this email because you are subscribed to the Wisconsin Birding 
Network (Wisbirdn). 

To UNSUBSCRIBE or SUBSCRIBE, use the Wisbirdn web interface at: 
http://www.freelists.org/list/wisbirdn 

To set DIGEST or VACATION modes, use the Wisbirdn web interface at: 
http://www.freelists.org/list/wisbirdn 

Visit Wisbirdn ARCHIVES at: http://www.freelists.org/archives/wisbirdn

Subject: Re: Nelson's sparrow, Dane co.
From: Dale Bonk <debunkshy AT gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 20 Sep 2016 15:15:10 -0500
Tom's right. The sparrows seem to like moving north and south along the
shoreline, bouncing back and forth from the short smartweed right on the
lake's edge to the taller plants farther inland. Like last year, if you can
spot 'em, following them as they move from spot to spot isn't too
difficult. Just watch where they land and they'll eventually creep up
higher to get a view. Of course, it wasn't windy this morning, so it was
fairly easy to see the plants they were in twitching with their movements.
Like last year, I'm sure the trails will become more evident as more
birders make the trek back there.
Dale Bonk, Mt Horeb, Dane Co.

On Tue, Sep 20, 2016 at 3:04 PM, Tom Wood  wrote:

> Thanks, Steve, for letting us know they were back!
> Since there was no clear path to take, after reaching the public land by
> walking south past the gate across from Caine Road, I wandered in a
> south-easterly direction through the grasses (the lake is not visible until
> you are almost upon it), finding several areas that had paths in the grass
> where birders had been. I found only Swamp Sparrows, Song Sparrows, Common
> Yellowthroats, and a Marsh Wren,
> and after a somewhat difficult passage through the dense grasses, found
> myself at the southwest corner of the lake. This appeared to be Nelson's
> Sparrow paradise with a large patch of smartweed, and again, evidence that
> birders had been here. Alas, only the previously mentioned species (less
> the
> Marsh Wren) appeared. I thought I had "whiffed" this trip, and decided to
> walk the west shoreline of the lake which had an easy path, in order to
> make
> some northward progress, and possibly make the return trip less difficult.
> This turned out to be a good choice, because there is a thin strip of
> smartweed right at the edge of the lake, and birds flushed and flew across
> the path to the tall weeds. At one spot 2 Nelson's Sparrows perched quite
> close to the trail and were very cooperative for a couple of minutes.
> Farther north, the same thing happened, so I had good views of at least 4
> birds. More birds flushed from the edge of the lake, but went too far back
> in the weeds for me to see, so there may have been more than 4 Nelson's
> Sparrows there today.
> I finished off the morning with a nice conversation with Mary Hampton, and
> although we had taken separate ways to the lake, we both had great success
> today.
> Thomas Wood, Menomonee Falls, Waukesha County
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: wisbirdn-bounce AT freelists.org [mailto:wisbirdn-bounce AT freelists.org]
> On Behalf Of Mary Hampton
> Sent: Tuesday, September 20, 2016 1:03 PM
> To: stevethiessen AT charter.net; wisb
> Subject: [wisb] Re: Nelson's sparrow, Dane co.
>
> Yes!  Nelson's Sparrows at Lake Barney, Tuesday, Sept 20, 10AM.  Above
> lake's west edge, above water, south of a few old oak trees.  Thanks
> Steve.  Dale Bonk waved me into location where I viewed one perched and
> two in their low flight.  Back at cars, I compared with Tom Wood who had at
> least four.  As Steve reports, the walk in is extremely rough.  Mary
> Hampton, Dane County
>     On Saturday, September 17, 2016 11:40 AM, Steve Thiessen
>  wrote:
>
>
>
>
>  I had thought I had seen one, at Lake Barney, last Wednesday, but was
> sure.
> I saw one today,in the same area. Got nice looks. The good areas last year
> ,not so good this year. Walking can be tough if you explore. Also seen, was
> a possible Grasshopper Sparrow, 2 Segde and 2 Marsh Wrens and 3 Bobolinks.
> 2
> Palm and a bunch of Common Yellowthroat Warblers.
>  Steve Thiessen Stoughton, Dane co.
> ####################
> You received this email because you are subscribed to the Wisconsin Birding
> Network (Wisbirdn).
> To UNSUBSCRIBE or SUBSCRIBE, use the Wisbirdn web interface at:
> http://www.freelists.org/list/wisbirdn
> To set DIGEST or VACATION modes, use the Wisbirdn web interface at:
> http://www.freelists.org/list/wisbirdn
> Visit Wisbirdn ARCHIVES at: http://www.freelists.org/archives/wisbirdn
>
>
>
>
>
> ####################
> You received this email because you are subscribed to the Wisconsin Birding
> Network (Wisbirdn).
> To UNSUBSCRIBE or SUBSCRIBE, use the Wisbirdn web interface at:
> http://www.freelists.org/list/wisbirdn
> To set DIGEST or VACATION modes, use the Wisbirdn web interface at:
> http://www.freelists.org/list/wisbirdn
> Visit Wisbirdn ARCHIVES at: http://www.freelists.org/archives/wisbirdn
>
>
>
> ####################
> You received this email because you are subscribed to the Wisconsin
> Birding Network (Wisbirdn).
> To UNSUBSCRIBE or SUBSCRIBE, use the Wisbirdn web interface at:
> http://www.freelists.org/list/wisbirdn
> To set DIGEST or VACATION modes, use the Wisbirdn web interface at:
> http://www.freelists.org/list/wisbirdn
> Visit Wisbirdn ARCHIVES at: http://www.freelists.org/archives/wisbirdn
>
>
>


####################
You received this email because you are subscribed to the Wisconsin Birding 
Network (Wisbirdn). 

To UNSUBSCRIBE or SUBSCRIBE, use the Wisbirdn web interface at: 
http://www.freelists.org/list/wisbirdn 

To set DIGEST or VACATION modes, use the Wisbirdn web interface at: 
http://www.freelists.org/list/wisbirdn 

Visit Wisbirdn ARCHIVES at: http://www.freelists.org/archives/wisbirdn

Subject: Re: Nelson's sparrow, Dane co.
From: "Tom Wood" <tcwood729 AT wi.rr.com>
Date: Tue, 20 Sep 2016 15:04:57 -0500
Thanks, Steve, for letting us know they were back!
Since there was no clear path to take, after reaching the public land by
walking south past the gate across from Caine Road, I wandered in a
south-easterly direction through the grasses (the lake is not visible until
you are almost upon it), finding several areas that had paths in the grass
where birders had been. I found only Swamp Sparrows, Song Sparrows, Common
Yellowthroats, and a Marsh Wren,
and after a somewhat difficult passage through the dense grasses, found
myself at the southwest corner of the lake. This appeared to be Nelson's
Sparrow paradise with a large patch of smartweed, and again, evidence that
birders had been here. Alas, only the previously mentioned species (less the
Marsh Wren) appeared. I thought I had "whiffed" this trip, and decided to
walk the west shoreline of the lake which had an easy path, in order to make
some northward progress, and possibly make the return trip less difficult.
This turned out to be a good choice, because there is a thin strip of
smartweed right at the edge of the lake, and birds flushed and flew across
the path to the tall weeds. At one spot 2 Nelson's Sparrows perched quite
close to the trail and were very cooperative for a couple of minutes.
Farther north, the same thing happened, so I had good views of at least 4
birds. More birds flushed from the edge of the lake, but went too far back
in the weeds for me to see, so there may have been more than 4 Nelson's
Sparrows there today.
I finished off the morning with a nice conversation with Mary Hampton, and
although we had taken separate ways to the lake, we both had great success
today.
Thomas Wood, Menomonee Falls, Waukesha County


-----Original Message-----
From: wisbirdn-bounce AT freelists.org [mailto:wisbirdn-bounce AT freelists.org]
On Behalf Of Mary Hampton
Sent: Tuesday, September 20, 2016 1:03 PM
To: stevethiessen AT charter.net; wisb
Subject: [wisb] Re: Nelson's sparrow, Dane co.

Yes!  Nelson's Sparrows at Lake Barney, Tuesday, Sept 20, 10AM.  Above
lake's west edge, above water, south of a few old oak trees.  Thanks
Steve.  Dale Bonk waved me into location where I viewed one perched and
two in their low flight.  Back at cars, I compared with Tom Wood who had at
least four.  As Steve reports, the walk in is extremely rough.  Mary
Hampton, Dane County 
    On Saturday, September 17, 2016 11:40 AM, Steve Thiessen
 wrote:
 

 

 I had thought I had seen one, at Lake Barney, last Wednesday, but was sure.
I saw one today,in the same area. Got nice looks. The good areas last year
,not so good this year. Walking can be tough if you explore. Also seen, was
a possible Grasshopper Sparrow, 2 Segde and 2 Marsh Wrens and 3 Bobolinks. 2
Palm and a bunch of Common Yellowthroat Warblers.
 Steve Thiessen Stoughton, Dane co.
####################
You received this email because you are subscribed to the Wisconsin Birding
Network (Wisbirdn).
To UNSUBSCRIBE or SUBSCRIBE, use the Wisbirdn web interface at:
http://www.freelists.org/list/wisbirdn
To set DIGEST or VACATION modes, use the Wisbirdn web interface at:
http://www.freelists.org/list/wisbirdn
Visit Wisbirdn ARCHIVES at: http://www.freelists.org/archives/wisbirdn




   
####################
You received this email because you are subscribed to the Wisconsin Birding
Network (Wisbirdn).
To UNSUBSCRIBE or SUBSCRIBE, use the Wisbirdn web interface at:
http://www.freelists.org/list/wisbirdn
To set DIGEST or VACATION modes, use the Wisbirdn web interface at:
http://www.freelists.org/list/wisbirdn
Visit Wisbirdn ARCHIVES at: http://www.freelists.org/archives/wisbirdn



####################
You received this email because you are subscribed to the Wisconsin Birding 
Network (Wisbirdn). 

To UNSUBSCRIBE or SUBSCRIBE, use the Wisbirdn web interface at: 
http://www.freelists.org/list/wisbirdn 

To set DIGEST or VACATION modes, use the Wisbirdn web interface at: 
http://www.freelists.org/list/wisbirdn 

Visit Wisbirdn ARCHIVES at: http://www.freelists.org/archives/wisbirdn

Subject: Re: Nelson's sparrow, Dane co.
From: Mary Hampton <willowflycatcher AT att.net>
Date: Tue, 20 Sep 2016 18:02:59 +0000 (UTC)
Yes!  Nelson's Sparrows at Lake Barney, Tuesday, Sept 20, 10AM.  Above 
lake's west edge, above water, south of a few old oak trees.  Thanks Steve.  
Dale Bonk waved me into location where I viewed one perched and two in their 
low flight.  Back at cars, I compared with Tom Wood who had at least four.  
As Steve reports, the walk in is extremely rough.  Mary Hampton, Dane County 

 On Saturday, September 17, 2016 11:40 AM, Steve Thiessen 
 wrote: 

 

 

 I had thought I had seen one, at Lake Barney, last Wednesday, but was sure. I 
saw one today,in the same area. Got nice looks. The good areas last year ,not 
so good this year. Walking can be tough if you explore. Also seen, was a 
possible Grasshopper Sparrow, 2 Segde and 2 Marsh Wrens and 3 Bobolinks. 2 Palm 
and a bunch of Common Yellowthroat Warblers. 

 Steve Thiessen Stoughton, Dane co.
####################
You received this email because you are subscribed to the Wisconsin Birding 
Network (Wisbirdn). 

To UNSUBSCRIBE or SUBSCRIBE, use the Wisbirdn web interface at: 
http://www.freelists.org/list/wisbirdn 

To set DIGEST or VACATION modes, use the Wisbirdn web interface at: 
http://www.freelists.org/list/wisbirdn 

Visit Wisbirdn ARCHIVES at: http://www.freelists.org/archives/wisbirdn




   
####################
You received this email because you are subscribed to the Wisconsin Birding 
Network (Wisbirdn). 

To UNSUBSCRIBE or SUBSCRIBE, use the Wisbirdn web interface at: 
http://www.freelists.org/list/wisbirdn 

To set DIGEST or VACATION modes, use the Wisbirdn web interface at: 
http://www.freelists.org/list/wisbirdn 

Visit Wisbirdn ARCHIVES at: http://www.freelists.org/archives/wisbirdn

Subject: Re: Jaegerfest preparations -- in case of wet weather
From: Peter Fissel <peter.fissel AT wisc.edu>
Date: Tue, 20 Sep 2016 18:03:16 +0000
Tom doesn't exaggerate about unreliable forecasts. I've been checking Weather 
Underground's extended forecast for Superior daily (sometimes twice a day,) and 
it changes every time I look at it. It does seem as though winds will be 
predominantly from the northeast (which is what we want up there.) However, 
we've had years where the local forecast from the Duluth TV stations and 
Weather Channel the night before called for cloudy skies and northeast winds, 
only to be out on the beach the next day basking in sunny skies and warm 
southwest winds. Bottom line is to be prepared for anything. (Which sometimes 
means bringing half your coat closet along.) 


What I find people most often forget to bring along are gloves (if it's in the 
50s and there's a 25 mph wind off of the lake, you'll want them) and a camp or 
lawn chair. (If you're bringing an old-fashioned lawn chair with the aluminum 
tube frame, make sure it still has all of the plastic caps on the open ends, or 
you'll find yourself slowing sinking into the beach. Not that I ever had that 
happen to me... ahem...) 


Peter Fissel
Madison WI
________________________________
From: wisbirdn-bounce AT freelists.org  on behalf 
of Tom Schultz  

Sent: Sunday, September 18, 2016 2:08 PM
To: Wisbirdn
Subject: [wisb] Jaegerfest preparations -- in case of wet weather

Anyone planning to attend WSOs Jaegerfest field trip on Wisconsin Point 
(Superior) this coming weekend should be aware of the potential for rain. 
Although the extended forecast is notorious for its degree of imprecision, the 
current one is calling for moderate NE winds and some periods of rainfall. It 
has been a few years since we had to deal with rain up there, so I thought it 
might be helpful to mention a few suggestions. 

Although most people will not likely be birding during moderate to heavy 
rainfalls (or storms), light rain or sprinkles are usually tolerable. As you 
probably know, spotting scopes are used quite extensively during Jaegerfest, so 
it might be a good idea to think ahead about rain protection. Even though many 
scopes sold today have decent rain resistance, we have sometimes found that 
they may not be completely waterproof  especially after many hours of exposure 
to moisture. There is nothing worse than waking up to find that your scope has 
fog on the inside. 


One good solution is to pack along some heavy plastic sheeting, if you can find 
some, along with a few decent-sized rubber bands. One can then wrap the plastic 
over the top of the scope  usually extending it out over the front objective 
lens a few inches for added protection. This is where the weight of the plastic 
can be important, so it remains stiff enough to stay out of the way. 


You may want to experiment with this at home, just to see what you might need 
to make this work. The biggest challenge is often securing the plastic sheeting 
over the scope in a manner that still allows you to reach the focus wheel. 


Another consideration is making sure you have a drying rag (or three). These 
will come in handy for wiping off wet lenses or optics. 


Obviously, youll want to pack a rainsuit (jacket and pants), and tall rubber 
boots will also come in handy. High temperatures for Jaegerfest are currently 
projected for the low 60s and mid to upper 50s, with early morning temps in the 
low 40s  so be prepared for cool or cold temperatures. A winter parka may not 
be a bad idea to have along. 


Remember, however, that even though winds and rain can make birding 
uncomfortable, a strong north or northeast wind can sometimes produce increased 
waterbird activity  and at times cause rare birds to be on the move! 


Further comments or suggestions are welcome.

Tom Schultz
WSO Field Trips co-chair
Green Lake Co.
####################
You received this email because you are subscribed to the Wisconsin Birding 
Network (Wisbirdn). 

To UNSUBSCRIBE or SUBSCRIBE, use the Wisbirdn web interface at: 
http://www.freelists.org/list/wisbirdn 

wisbirdn: Wisconsin Birding Network - 
FreeLists 

www.freelists.org
wisbirdn: Wisconsin Birding Network. WISBIRDN is an open discussion list 
principally focused on Wisconsin birds and birding. Topics may include the 
timely reporting ... 




To set DIGEST or VACATION modes, use the Wisbirdn web interface at: 
http://www.freelists.org/list/wisbirdn 

Visit Wisbirdn ARCHIVES at: http://www.freelists.org/archives/wisbirdn



####################
You received this email because you are subscribed to the Wisconsin Birding 
Network (Wisbirdn). 

To UNSUBSCRIBE or SUBSCRIBE, use the Wisbirdn web interface at: 
http://www.freelists.org/list/wisbirdn 

To set DIGEST or VACATION modes, use the Wisbirdn web interface at: 
http://www.freelists.org/list/wisbirdn 

Visit Wisbirdn ARCHIVES at: http://www.freelists.org/archives/wisbirdn

Subject: Re: Jaegerfest Teaser - Weekend Sightings From Wisconsin Point
From: "Tom Schultz" <trschultz AT centurytel.net>
Date: Mon, 19 Sep 2016 19:09:51 -0500
Daryl Tessen did call me this evening with a report from Wisconsin Point (at 
Superior):

He arrived yesterday a little after noon, and said there had been four 
Parasitic Jaegers spotted yesterday, including three juveniles and an adult 
(or subadult).  He also had a Sabine's yesterday, in the vicinity of 3 
Common Terns.  He mentioned that the passerines were very poor on Sunday. 
The winds were moderately strong out of the northeast.

Today Daryl had a total of three jaegers (all Parasitic), with two being 
juveniles and one that was about 3rd year. The winds today were again 
moderately strong, but primarily from the southwest.

No Sabine's Gull was spotted today, but there was a Red-necked Grebe, a 
Horned Grebe and a couple of Peregrine Falcons were seen.

He said there weren't many passerines on the Point today, but he did have a 
few, including Black-throated Green Warbler and White-crowned and 
White-throated Sparrows.

Daryl mentioned having a most unexpected sighting on the Point today --  
Chris Wood (of Cornell and eBird) and his wife were there!  The three of 
them had a nice conversation, but unfortunately Chris and Jessie were 
leaving to fly back to New York State.

Tom Schultz
Green Lake Co.



-----Original Message----- 
From: Tom Schultz
Sent: Monday, September 19, 2016 1:45 PM
To: DanJackson AT LBWhite.com ; WisBirdN
Subject: [wisb] Re: Jaegerfest Teaser - Weekend Sightings From Wisconsin 
Point

Thanks for the great report, Dan -- a preview for folks heading up to
Superior this week.  That's certainly encouraging news, and the predicted
cold fronts later in the week should help with jaeger activity (and Sabine's
Gull, and other birds of interest... ).

Daryl Tessen has said he'd likely call me this evening with a Wisconsin
Point update from today.

Tom Schultz
Green Lake Co.



-----Original Message----- 
From: Dan Jackson
Sent: Monday, September 19, 2016 8:20 AM
To: WisBirdN
Subject: [wisb] Jaegerfest Teaser - Weekend Sightings From Wisconsin Point

Since I can't go to Superior next weekend, I went up for last couple of
days.  The highlights were at least 4 Parasitic Jaegers (at least 3
juveniles and 1 light-morph adult) and 3 Sabine's Gulls (as well as some
interesting dragonflies).

On Saturday, there was a pretty steady movement of juvenile Parasitic
Jaegers from 7:00 AM until about 10:00 AM with up to 3 seen at one time.
Chris Wood reported a single Sabine's Gull and a Red-throated Loon from Gull
Bluff.  A few raptors were seen and only 1 shorebird was reported.  While I
was there, we had an adult Lesser Black-backed and a few Bonaparte's Gulls.
I was told that a first year Lesser Black-backed Gull showed up later.

A special treat for me was a group of Ruffed Grouse eating apples at the
Amnicon Falls campground.  1 walked past my campsite and it was soon joined
by two more as well as a Snowshoe Hare and a couple Cottontail Rabbits under
an apple tree in a small clearing in the middle of the campground.  The
grouse chased each other around and the Hare and Rabbits did as well.  The
birds flew up into the tree and pecked at fruit on the ground.

On Sunday, I saw at least 2 different Parasitic Jaegers.  A juvenile was
seen regularly and the adult made a single pass.  About 7:00 AM, I spotted a
very small, dark-backed gull swimming at the outside edge of the gull flock.
When a duck hunter shot in Allouez bay, many of the birds flushed included
that one.  It was quickly joined by two more birds and I was able to get a
nice look at the distinctive wing coloration of juvenile Sabine's Gulls as
they flew off toward Duluth.

Since it was turning warm and sunny, my attention switched to dragonflies
around 9:30 AM so I am not sure what the rest of the day brought.

Good luck to everyone venturing that way this week!!

Dan Jackson
Chaseburg, Vernon County, Wisconsin (Near La Crosse)
www.PBase.com/DEJackson


####################
You received this email because you are subscribed to the Wisconsin Birding
Network (Wisbirdn).
To UNSUBSCRIBE or SUBSCRIBE, use the Wisbirdn web interface at:
http://www.freelists.org/list/wisbirdn
To set DIGEST or VACATION modes, use the Wisbirdn web interface at:
http://www.freelists.org/list/wisbirdn
Visit Wisbirdn ARCHIVES at: http://www.freelists.org/archives/wisbirdn

####################
You received this email because you are subscribed to the Wisconsin Birding 
Network (Wisbirdn).
To UNSUBSCRIBE or SUBSCRIBE, use the Wisbirdn web interface at: 
http://www.freelists.org/list/wisbirdn
To set DIGEST or VACATION modes, use the Wisbirdn web interface at: 
http://www.freelists.org/list/wisbirdn
Visit Wisbirdn ARCHIVES at: http://www.freelists.org/archives/wisbirdn

####################
You received this email because you are subscribed to the Wisconsin Birding 
Network (Wisbirdn). 

To UNSUBSCRIBE or SUBSCRIBE, use the Wisbirdn web interface at: 
http://www.freelists.org/list/wisbirdn 

To set DIGEST or VACATION modes, use the Wisbirdn web interface at: 
http://www.freelists.org/list/wisbirdn 

Visit Wisbirdn ARCHIVES at: http://www.freelists.org/archives/wisbirdn

Subject: Re: Jaegerfest Teaser - Weekend Sightings From Wisconsin Point
From: "Tom Schultz" <trschultz AT centurytel.net>
Date: Mon, 19 Sep 2016 13:45:07 -0500
Thanks for the great report, Dan -- a preview for folks heading up to 
Superior this week.  That's certainly encouraging news, and the predicted 
cold fronts later in the week should help with jaeger activity (and Sabine's 
Gull, and other birds of interest... ).

Daryl Tessen has said he'd likely call me this evening with a Wisconsin 
Point update from today.

Tom Schultz
Green Lake Co.



-----Original Message----- 
From: Dan Jackson
Sent: Monday, September 19, 2016 8:20 AM
To: WisBirdN
Subject: [wisb] Jaegerfest Teaser - Weekend Sightings From Wisconsin Point

Since I can't go to Superior next weekend, I went up for last couple of 
days.  The highlights were at least 4 Parasitic Jaegers (at least 3 
juveniles and 1 light-morph adult) and 3 Sabine's Gulls (as well as some 
interesting dragonflies).

On Saturday, there was a pretty steady movement of juvenile Parasitic 
Jaegers from 7:00 AM until about 10:00 AM with up to 3 seen at one time. 
Chris Wood reported a single Sabine's Gull and a Red-throated Loon from Gull 
Bluff.  A few raptors were seen and only 1 shorebird was reported.  While I 
was there, we had an adult Lesser Black-backed and a few Bonaparte's Gulls. 
I was told that a first year Lesser Black-backed Gull showed up later.

A special treat for me was a group of Ruffed Grouse eating apples at the 
Amnicon Falls campground.  1 walked past my campsite and it was soon joined 
by two more as well as a Snowshoe Hare and a couple Cottontail Rabbits under 
an apple tree in a small clearing in the middle of the campground.  The 
grouse chased each other around and the Hare and Rabbits did as well.  The 
birds flew up into the tree and pecked at fruit on the ground.

On Sunday, I saw at least 2 different Parasitic Jaegers.  A juvenile was 
seen regularly and the adult made a single pass.  About 7:00 AM, I spotted a 
very small, dark-backed gull swimming at the outside edge of the gull flock. 
When a duck hunter shot in Allouez bay, many of the birds flushed included 
that one.  It was quickly joined by two more birds and I was able to get a 
nice look at the distinctive wing coloration of juvenile Sabine's Gulls as 
they flew off toward Duluth.

Since it was turning warm and sunny, my attention switched to dragonflies 
around 9:30 AM so I am not sure what the rest of the day brought.

Good luck to everyone venturing that way this week!!

Dan Jackson
Chaseburg, Vernon County, Wisconsin (Near La Crosse)
www.PBase.com/DEJackson


####################
You received this email because you are subscribed to the Wisconsin Birding 
Network (Wisbirdn).
To UNSUBSCRIBE or SUBSCRIBE, use the Wisbirdn web interface at: 
http://www.freelists.org/list/wisbirdn
To set DIGEST or VACATION modes, use the Wisbirdn web interface at: 
http://www.freelists.org/list/wisbirdn
Visit Wisbirdn ARCHIVES at: http://www.freelists.org/archives/wisbirdn

####################
You received this email because you are subscribed to the Wisconsin Birding 
Network (Wisbirdn). 

To UNSUBSCRIBE or SUBSCRIBE, use the Wisbirdn web interface at: 
http://www.freelists.org/list/wisbirdn 

To set DIGEST or VACATION modes, use the Wisbirdn web interface at: 
http://www.freelists.org/list/wisbirdn 

Visit Wisbirdn ARCHIVES at: http://www.freelists.org/archives/wisbirdn

Subject: Re: Mississippi Kite nesting - Janesville
From: "B.G. Sloan" <bgsloan3 AT gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 19 Sep 2016 14:27:57 -0400
It was inevitable that they would eventually nest in Wisconsin, considering
they'd been nesting in northern Illinois (Rockford area) for a couple of
years. Very cool!
Bernie Sloan

On Mon, Sep 19, 2016 at 1:04 PM, Scott Weberpal 
wrote:

> With the announcement last week from the WBBA II team, I just wanted to
> pass along a blog write-up and some more images from the Mississippi Kite
> nesting observations.  The blog entry can be found here:
> http://scottweberpal.zenfolio.com/blog/2016/9/first-
> confirmed-mississippi-kite-nesting-in-wisconsin
>
> I also put together a short video with a few clips I took along the way:
>
> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YM3lFxrv6iY
>
> Good birding,
>
> Scott Weberpal
> Whitewater
> Walworth County
>
>
> ####################
> You received this email because you are subscribed to the Wisconsin
> Birding Network (Wisbirdn).
> To UNSUBSCRIBE or SUBSCRIBE, use the Wisbirdn web interface at:
> http://www.freelists.org/list/wisbirdn
> To set DIGEST or VACATION modes, use the Wisbirdn web interface at:
> http://www.freelists.org/list/wisbirdn
> Visit Wisbirdn ARCHIVES at: http://www.freelists.org/archives/wisbirdn
>
>
>


####################
You received this email because you are subscribed to the Wisconsin Birding 
Network (Wisbirdn). 

To UNSUBSCRIBE or SUBSCRIBE, use the Wisbirdn web interface at: 
http://www.freelists.org/list/wisbirdn 

To set DIGEST or VACATION modes, use the Wisbirdn web interface at: 
http://www.freelists.org/list/wisbirdn 

Visit Wisbirdn ARCHIVES at: http://www.freelists.org/archives/wisbirdn

Subject: Possible Kirkland's Warbler - Fox Point
From: Chris Petherick <cpetherick AT me.com>
Date: Mon, 19 Sep 2016 12:32:43 -0500
Just had a warbler, thought it was a Magnolia, but noticed that its chest was 
speckled rather than streaked. Tiny dark pin-prick like speckles across it’s 
chest. It had two distinct wing bars, dark head and back, didn’t notice any 
streaks along it’s side. It didn’t stick around long - I’m trying to 
relocate it, well, actually just hoping it comes back to my water feature. What 
really stood out was the very noticeable speckles across its chest, which I 
haven’t seen on any warblers in the past. I’m not finding instances of 
Magnolias with that kind of marking as I look at internet photos. These were 
definitely not faint streaks or broken streaks of any kind. Others I am looking 
include the Cape May, but this warbler had a dark head, including cheeks and 
face, with a yellow chin/throat and overall darker - slate/blue above; 
Yellow-Rumped, but had completely yellow chin/throat and chest with no 
streaking on chest or noticeable streaking on sides; Canada, but had no 

 necklace at all and two distinct wing bars. I’ve looked through 3 books and 
online and haven’t found anything else that looks like this. if there are 
other warblers that exhibit these tiny speckles on the chest, please let me 
know. 


Thanks

Chris Petherick
Fox Point, Milwaukee County

####################
You received this email because you are subscribed to the Wisconsin Birding 
Network (Wisbirdn). 

To UNSUBSCRIBE or SUBSCRIBE, use the Wisbirdn web interface at: 
http://www.freelists.org/list/wisbirdn 

To set DIGEST or VACATION modes, use the Wisbirdn web interface at: 
http://www.freelists.org/list/wisbirdn 

Visit Wisbirdn ARCHIVES at: http://www.freelists.org/archives/wisbirdn

Subject: Mississippi Kite nesting - Janesville
From: Scott Weberpal <scott.weberpal AT gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 19 Sep 2016 12:04:10 -0500
With the announcement last week from the WBBA II team, I just wanted to
pass along a blog write-up and some more images from the Mississippi Kite
nesting observations.  The blog entry can be found here:

http://scottweberpal.zenfolio.com/blog/2016/9/first-confirmed-mississippi-kite-nesting-in-wisconsin 


I also put together a short video with a few clips I took along the way:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YM3lFxrv6iY

Good birding,

Scott Weberpal
Whitewater
Walworth County


####################
You received this email because you are subscribed to the Wisconsin Birding 
Network (Wisbirdn). 

To UNSUBSCRIBE or SUBSCRIBE, use the Wisbirdn web interface at: 
http://www.freelists.org/list/wisbirdn 

To set DIGEST or VACATION modes, use the Wisbirdn web interface at: 
http://www.freelists.org/list/wisbirdn 

Visit Wisbirdn ARCHIVES at: http://www.freelists.org/archives/wisbirdn

Subject: Jaegerfest Teaser - Weekend Sightings From Wisconsin Point
From: Dan Jackson <DanJackson AT LBWhite.com>
Date: Mon, 19 Sep 2016 13:20:24 +0000
Since I can't go to Superior next weekend, I went up for last couple of days. 
The highlights were at least 4 Parasitic Jaegers (at least 3 juveniles and 1 
light-morph adult) and 3 Sabine's Gulls (as well as some interesting 
dragonflies). 


On Saturday, there was a pretty steady movement of juvenile Parasitic Jaegers 
from 7:00 AM until about 10:00 AM with up to 3 seen at one time. Chris Wood 
reported a single Sabine's Gull and a Red-throated Loon from Gull Bluff. A few 
raptors were seen and only 1 shorebird was reported. While I was there, we had 
an adult Lesser Black-backed and a few Bonaparte's Gulls. I was told that a 
first year Lesser Black-backed Gull showed up later. 


A special treat for me was a group of Ruffed Grouse eating apples at the 
Amnicon Falls campground. 1 walked past my campsite and it was soon joined by 
two more as well as a Snowshoe Hare and a couple Cottontail Rabbits under an 
apple tree in a small clearing in the middle of the campground. The grouse 
chased each other around and the Hare and Rabbits did as well. The birds flew 
up into the tree and pecked at fruit on the ground. 


On Sunday, I saw at least 2 different Parasitic Jaegers. A juvenile was seen 
regularly and the adult made a single pass. About 7:00 AM, I spotted a very 
small, dark-backed gull swimming at the outside edge of the gull flock. When a 
duck hunter shot in Allouez bay, many of the birds flushed included that one. 
It was quickly joined by two more birds and I was able to get a nice look at 
the distinctive wing coloration of juvenile Sabine's Gulls as they flew off 
toward Duluth. 


Since it was turning warm and sunny, my attention switched to dragonflies 
around 9:30 AM so I am not sure what the rest of the day brought. 


Good luck to everyone venturing that way this week!!

Dan Jackson
Chaseburg, Vernon County, Wisconsin (Near La Crosse)
www.PBase.com/DEJackson


####################
You received this email because you are subscribed to the Wisconsin Birding 
Network (Wisbirdn). 

To UNSUBSCRIBE or SUBSCRIBE, use the Wisbirdn web interface at: 
http://www.freelists.org/list/wisbirdn 

To set DIGEST or VACATION modes, use the Wisbirdn web interface at: 
http://www.freelists.org/list/wisbirdn 

Visit Wisbirdn ARCHIVES at: http://www.freelists.org/archives/wisbirdn

Subject: (No sightings) Bird Art Shows
From: KAREN JOHNSON <kmjbirders AT gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 18 Sep 2016 18:06:41 -0500
Two great bird art shows in addition to "Birds in Art" in Wausau.  Both are
at the Paine Art Center in Oshkosh.  The first is Audubon's Birds of
America and other is Sculptures by Gary J. Eigenberger of Oshkosh.  1st
edition large format prints from John James Audubon's iconic and beloved
"Birds of America" are fantastic!  The carved bird sculptures by
Eigenberger are amazing!
The museum and gardens are worth the trip!  Save time for both.

The two shows are up through October 16th.  The Paine Art Center is located
at
1410 Algoma Blvd.  Hours are Tues. through Sat. from 11AM to 4PM.

Consult the website for admission rates (thepaine.org).

-- 
Karen Johnson
Milwaukee, WI
BayView Area


####################
You received this email because you are subscribed to the Wisconsin Birding 
Network (Wisbirdn). 

To UNSUBSCRIBE or SUBSCRIBE, use the Wisbirdn web interface at: 
http://www.freelists.org/list/wisbirdn 

To set DIGEST or VACATION modes, use the Wisbirdn web interface at: 
http://www.freelists.org/list/wisbirdn 

Visit Wisbirdn ARCHIVES at: http://www.freelists.org/archives/wisbirdn

Subject: Nelson's Sparrow YES lake park MKE, just north of rugby field at rocky opening Now
From: Bill Grossmeyer <bill.grossmeyer AT gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 18 Sep 2016 16:40:52 -0500
I&䚚˧fkjp>-1,'
####################
You received this email because you are subscribed to the Wisconsin Birding 
Network (Wisbirdn). 

To UNSUBSCRIBE or SUBSCRIBE, use the Wisbirdn web interface at: 
http://www.freelists.org/list/wisbirdn 

To set DIGEST or VACATION modes, use the Wisbirdn web interface at: 
http://www.freelists.org/list/wisbirdn 

Visit Wisbirdn ARCHIVES at: http://www.freelists.org/archives/wisbirdn

Subject: Jaegerfest preparations -- in case of wet weather
From: "Tom Schultz" <trschultz AT centurytel.net>
Date: Sun, 18 Sep 2016 14:08:44 -0500
Anyone planning to attend WSO’s Jaegerfest field trip on Wisconsin Point 
(Superior) this coming weekend should be aware of the potential for rain. 
Although the extended forecast is notorious for its degree of imprecision, the 
current one is calling for moderate NE winds and some periods of rainfall. It 
has been a few years since we had to deal with rain up there, so I thought it 
might be helpful to mention a few suggestions. 

Although most people will not likely be birding during moderate to heavy 
rainfalls (or storms), light rain or sprinkles are usually tolerable. As you 
probably know, spotting scopes are used quite extensively during Jaegerfest, so 
it might be a good idea to think ahead about rain protection. Even though many 
scopes sold today have decent rain resistance, we have sometimes found that 
they may not be completely waterproof – especially after many hours of 
exposure to moisture. There is nothing worse than waking up to find that your 
scope has fog on the inside. 


One good solution is to pack along some heavy plastic sheeting, if you can find 
some, along with a few decent-sized rubber bands. One can then wrap the plastic 
over the top of the scope – usually extending it out over the front objective 
lens a few inches for added protection. This is where the weight of the plastic 
can be important, so it remains stiff enough to stay out of the way. 


You may want to experiment with this at home, just to see what you might need 
to make this work. The biggest challenge is often securing the plastic sheeting 
over the scope in a manner that still allows you to reach the focus wheel. 


Another consideration is making sure you have a drying rag (or three). These 
will come in handy for wiping off wet lenses or optics. 


Obviously, you’ll want to pack a rainsuit (jacket and pants), and tall rubber 
boots will also come in handy. High temperatures for Jaegerfest are currently 
projected for the low 60s and mid to upper 50s, with early morning temps in the 
low 40s – so be prepared for cool or cold temperatures. A winter parka may 
not be a bad idea to have along. 


Remember, however, that even though winds and rain can make birding 
uncomfortable, a strong north or northeast wind can sometimes produce increased 
waterbird activity – and at times cause rare birds to be on the move! 


Further comments or suggestions are welcome.

Tom Schultz
WSO Field Trips co-chair
Green Lake Co.
####################
You received this email because you are subscribed to the Wisconsin Birding 
Network (Wisbirdn). 

To UNSUBSCRIBE or SUBSCRIBE, use the Wisbirdn web interface at: 
http://www.freelists.org/list/wisbirdn 

To set DIGEST or VACATION modes, use the Wisbirdn web interface at: 
http://www.freelists.org/list/wisbirdn 

Visit Wisbirdn ARCHIVES at: http://www.freelists.org/archives/wisbirdn

Subject: Sabine's Gull at Lake Wissota (Chippewa Co.) today
From: Janine <jlp228 AT gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 18 Sep 2016 14:07:39 -0500
An immature Sabine's Gull was seen far out over Lake Wissota today, as
viewed from the bluff observation spot in Lake Wissota State Park.  This is
probably the same bird that was at Lake Altoona yesterday evening, last
seen headed in the general direction of Lake Wissota.
Janine Polk
Eau Claire


####################
You received this email because you are subscribed to the Wisconsin Birding 
Network (Wisbirdn). 

To UNSUBSCRIBE or SUBSCRIBE, use the Wisbirdn web interface at: 
http://www.freelists.org/list/wisbirdn 

To set DIGEST or VACATION modes, use the Wisbirdn web interface at: 
http://www.freelists.org/list/wisbirdn 

Visit Wisbirdn ARCHIVES at: http://www.freelists.org/archives/wisbirdn

Subject: Sabine's Gull at Lake Altoona (Eau Claire Co)
From: A Geraghty <ageraghty83 AT gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 18 Sep 2016 00:23:17 -0500
Janine Polk spotted a small dark gull on Lake Altoona which we were able to
identify as a juvenile Sabine's gull once it took flight.  It was last seen
heading ENE at dusk, so perhaps it will overnight here in the Chippewa
Valley, possibly on Lake Wissota.
Anne Geraghty
Eau Claire


####################
You received this email because you are subscribed to the Wisconsin Birding 
Network (Wisbirdn). 

To UNSUBSCRIBE or SUBSCRIBE, use the Wisbirdn web interface at: 
http://www.freelists.org/list/wisbirdn 

To set DIGEST or VACATION modes, use the Wisbirdn web interface at: 
http://www.freelists.org/list/wisbirdn 

Visit Wisbirdn ARCHIVES at: http://www.freelists.org/archives/wisbirdn

Subject: Common Nighthawks - Outagamie
From: "Judy s." <cherryjamcookies AT gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 17 Sep 2016 21:37:49 -0500
We saw a nice flyover of a flock of 20 Common Nighthawks early this
evening over Doyle Park in Little Chute.

Judy Stouffer
Outagamie County
####################
You received this email because you are subscribed to the Wisconsin Birding 
Network (Wisbirdn). 

To UNSUBSCRIBE or SUBSCRIBE, use the Wisbirdn web interface at: 
http://www.freelists.org/list/wisbirdn 

To set DIGEST or VACATION modes, use the Wisbirdn web interface at: 
http://www.freelists.org/list/wisbirdn 

Visit Wisbirdn ARCHIVES at: http://www.freelists.org/archives/wisbirdn

Subject: Nelson's Sparrow - Milwaukee
From: Jeremy Meyer <jmeyer4044 AT gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 17 Sep 2016 20:40:55 -0500
Good evening, I was on my way to Sheridan/Warnimont Parks, when I saw Jym's
post about the sparrows this morning. I called him and got a more precise
location, and decided to give it a try. I relocated both of them on the
algae mat, on the rocks, at the south end of the rugby field across from
Lake Park. I spent a couple of hours trying to get some good looks and
finally decided to sit and wait. I waited for about 45 minutes and sure
enough, they both finally popped out and were working the algae mat like
shorebirds. They were no more than 15-20' from me. I just sat there with my
camera, dressed in full camo, as they walked right passed me. It was very
exciting to be so close, without disturbing them. Thank you Jym, they are
one of my favorite sparrows! I have a few images at the link below.
https://www.flickr.com/photos/20birds08/

Have a great night,
Jeremy Meyer
Franklin, Milwaukee


####################
You received this email because you are subscribed to the Wisconsin Birding 
Network (Wisbirdn). 

To UNSUBSCRIBE or SUBSCRIBE, use the Wisbirdn web interface at: 
http://www.freelists.org/list/wisbirdn 

To set DIGEST or VACATION modes, use the Wisbirdn web interface at: 
http://www.freelists.org/list/wisbirdn 

Visit Wisbirdn ARCHIVES at: http://www.freelists.org/archives/wisbirdn

Subject: Re: Nelson's sparrow, Dane co. and Milwaukee
From: "Jym Mooney & Carol Lee Hopkins" <hopmoon AT milwpc.com>
Date: Sat, 17 Sep 2016 13:41:59 -0500
I found a pair of Nelson's Sparrows this morning along the rocky lakefront 
by the rugby field in Lake Park in Milwaukee.  Very skulky, and they 
ultimately disappeared into a denser section of the trees and shrubbery.

Jym Mooney, Milwaukee


-----Original Message----- 
From: Steve Thiessen
Sent: Saturday, September 17, 2016 11:40 AM
To: wisb
Subject: [wisb] Nelson's sparrow, Dane co.



I had thought I had seen one, at Lake Barney, last Wednesday, but was sure. 
I saw one today,in the same area. Got nice looks. The good areas last year 
,not so good this year. Walking can be tough if you explore. Also seen, was 
a possible Grasshopper Sparrow, 2 Segde and 2 Marsh Wrens and 3 Bobolinks. 2 
Palm and a bunch of Common Yellowthroat Warblers.
Steve Thiessen Stoughton, Dane co.


####################
You received this email because you are subscribed to the Wisconsin Birding 
Network (Wisbirdn). 

To UNSUBSCRIBE or SUBSCRIBE, use the Wisbirdn web interface at: 
http://www.freelists.org/list/wisbirdn 

To set DIGEST or VACATION modes, use the Wisbirdn web interface at: 
http://www.freelists.org/list/wisbirdn 

Visit Wisbirdn ARCHIVES at: http://www.freelists.org/archives/wisbirdn

Subject: Urban Ecology Center Bird Walk, September, 15, 2016
From: Dennis Casper <denncasp.wisbirder AT gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 17 Sep 2016 11:56:55 -0500
Urban Ecology Center, Riverside Park
1500 East Park Place, Milwaukee, WI  53211
414-964-8505, www.UrbanEcologyCenter.org
BIRD WALK
Thursdays, 8:00 am—10:00 am year round.
Free and Open to the Public, All Ages Welcome

Thursday, September 15, 2016
65 degrees
Mostly sunny
18 birders

Total Species:  37

6 Mallard
2 Great Blue Heron
2 Cooper’s Hawk
30 Rock Pigeon
3 Mourning Dove
2 Chimney Swift
1 Belted Kingfisher
1 Red-bellied Woodpecker
1 Yellow-bellied Sapsucker
4 Downy Woodpecker

1 Hairy Woodpecker
8 Northern Flicker
1 Peregrine Falcon
1 Eastern Wood-Pewee
2 Red-eyed Vireo
12 Blue Jay
1 American Crow
14 Black-capped Chickadee
3 Red-breasted Nuthatch
5 White-breasted Nuthatch

5 Swainson’s Thrush
3 American Robin
2 Gray Catbird
1 Northern Waterthrush
1 Nashville Warbler
2 Magnolia Warbler
1 Bay-breasted Warbler
3 Blackpoll Warbler
1 Palm Warbler
1 Chipping Sparrow

1 White-throated Sparrow
4 Northern Cardinal
3 Indigo Bunting
1 Baltimore Oriole
20 House Finch
30 American Goldfinch
5 House Sparrow

####################
You received this email because you are subscribed to the Wisconsin Birding 
Network (Wisbirdn). 

To UNSUBSCRIBE or SUBSCRIBE, use the Wisbirdn web interface at: 
http://www.freelists.org/list/wisbirdn 

To set DIGEST or VACATION modes, use the Wisbirdn web interface at: 
http://www.freelists.org/list/wisbirdn 

Visit Wisbirdn ARCHIVES at: http://www.freelists.org/archives/wisbirdn

Subject: Nelson's sparrow, Dane co.
From: "Steve Thiessen" <stevethiessen AT charter.net>
Date: Sat, 17 Sep 2016 11:40:17 -0500

 I had thought I had seen one, at Lake Barney, last Wednesday, but was sure. I 
saw one today,in the same area. Got nice looks. The good areas last year ,not 
so good this year. Walking can be tough if you explore. Also seen, was a 
possible Grasshopper Sparrow, 2 Segde and 2 Marsh Wrens and 3 Bobolinks. 2 Palm 
and a bunch of Common Yellowthroat Warblers. 

 Steve Thiessen Stoughton, Dane co.
####################
You received this email because you are subscribed to the Wisconsin Birding 
Network (Wisbirdn). 

To UNSUBSCRIBE or SUBSCRIBE, use the Wisbirdn web interface at: 
http://www.freelists.org/list/wisbirdn 

To set DIGEST or VACATION modes, use the Wisbirdn web interface at: 
http://www.freelists.org/list/wisbirdn 

Visit Wisbirdn ARCHIVES at: http://www.freelists.org/archives/wisbirdn

Subject: SNOW GOOSE - Dousman (Waukesha Cty)
From: Tim Hahn <thahnbirder AT gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 16 Sep 2016 21:20:37 -0500
I was in the Dousman area (Waukesha Cty) this evening and came across a
flock of Canada Geese that included a single SNOW GOOSE. Also one Canada
had a neck band so it will be fun to see where it came from.
Tim Hahn
Pewaukee, WI
Waukesha County
WBBA II Coordinator
Ben Goss Bird Club


####################
You received this email because you are subscribed to the Wisconsin Birding 
Network (Wisbirdn). 

To UNSUBSCRIBE or SUBSCRIBE, use the Wisbirdn web interface at: 
http://www.freelists.org/list/wisbirdn 

To set DIGEST or VACATION modes, use the Wisbirdn web interface at: 
http://www.freelists.org/list/wisbirdn 

Visit Wisbirdn ARCHIVES at: http://www.freelists.org/archives/wisbirdn

Subject: Ruby-throated Hummingbird on Scarlet Sage and more, Wauk. Co 9/16/16, some images...
From: Jim Edlhuber <jimedlhuber AT gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 16 Sep 2016 21:03:10 -0500
Hi all,
We still have Ruby-throated Hummingbirds hanging around the yard here in
Waukesha County. The hummers have favored the Scarlet Sage and Zinna plants
for the most part but often frequent the nectar feeders too.

Some images of the Ruby-throated Hummingbird on these plants at this link
if you care to view them:


http://www.windowtowildlife.com/ruby-throated-hummingbird-scarlet-sage-waukesha-county-wisconsin-september-16-2016/ 


Thanks and good birding,

Jim Edlhuber
Town of Genesee Waukesha Co


####################
You received this email because you are subscribed to the Wisconsin Birding 
Network (Wisbirdn). 

To UNSUBSCRIBE or SUBSCRIBE, use the Wisbirdn web interface at: 
http://www.freelists.org/list/wisbirdn 

To set DIGEST or VACATION modes, use the Wisbirdn web interface at: 
http://www.freelists.org/list/wisbirdn 

Visit Wisbirdn ARCHIVES at: http://www.freelists.org/archives/wisbirdn

Subject: Re: Sparrow ID Question
From: Chris Petherick <cpetherick AT me.com>
Date: Fri, 16 Sep 2016 20:25:34 -0500
Ok, thanks for your comments. Seems apparent from the responses that this is, 
indeed, a song sparrow. I'm glad I asked! Thanks everyone for responding so 
quickly! Happy to hear more comments/ID points for this too. 


Chris Petherick
Fox Point, Milwaukee County

> On Sep 16, 2016, at 8:21 PM, Tom Wood  wrote:
> 
> Hi Chris-
> I'm also going with Song Sparrow. Most of the id points are subtle, but my 
thought is that the tail is too long for Swamp Sparrow, the bill is too large 
(really apparent when I make the photo full screen), the background color on 
the breast is quite white (should be buffier for Swamp Sparrow), and the 
lateral throat stripes seem too wide for Swamp Sparrow. Even more subtle is my 
general impression that the bird is too large, but of course I have no evidence 
to support that impression since there is nothing nearby to judge size- it's 
just my impression. 

> Song Sparrows are quite variable, and my first edition of Sibley (happens to 
be closest to where I sit) shows the tail of the Song Sparrow to be just as red 
as the tail of Swamp Sparrow. His eastern Song Sparrow illustration shows buff 
on the flanks and undertail coverts, malar, and a touch on the rear of the 
cheek and supraloral, pretty much like your photos. 

> Thomas Wood, Menomonee Falls, Waukesha County
> -----Original Message-----
> From: wisbirdn-bounce AT freelists.org [mailto:wisbirdn-bounce AT freelists.org] On 
Behalf Of Chris Petherick 

> Sent: Friday, September 16, 2016 7:27 PM
> To: Aaron Balogh
> Cc: Wisconsin Bird List Wisconsin Bird List
> Subject: [wisb] Re: Sparrow ID Question
> 
> OK, so you think too streaky even for a juvenile swamp sparrow. I was looking 
at the buff coloration of the head, sides and below tail. Also, the fairly red 
tail feathers had me thinking swamp. here’s another 
photo...https://flic.kr/p/M8a1WG  I couldn’t 
find any comments on tail length in the guides I have, but this has what seems 
to be a pretty long tail, but both Song and Swamp have longer tails (from the 
pictures) from the guide book I am looking at. 

> Thanks for your comments/thoughts!
> 
> Chris Petherick
> Fox Point, Milwaukee County
> 
>> On Sep 16, 2016, at 7:02 PM, Aaron Balogh  wrote:
>> 
>> Hey Chris,
>> 
>> I think you were right with Song Sparrow. This bird is far too streaky for a 
swamp. 

>> 
>> 
>> -Aaron Balogh
>> Manhattan, KS (Madison, WI, soon)
>> 
>> On Friday, September 16, 2016, Chris Petherick > wrote: 

>> Hello - I came across this sparrow at Lion’s Den in Ozaukee County 
yesterday. At first I assumed it was a song sparrow, but upon further 
inspection I believe it’s a juvenile Swamp Sparrow. Any thoughts would 
be appreciated! https://flic.kr/p/MhWkk4  
> There are two photos of 
it there. 

>> I also had a decent day of photographing a few warblers. I had a Northern 
Parula, Blackpoll, Bay-Breasted, Magnolia, Nashville and Wilson’s all 
coming to my water feature today, along with a red-eyed vireo, tons of Blue 
Jays, chickadees and cardinals. I was able to get some decent shots of the 
Bay-Breasted and Blackpoll for comparison purposes, too. Hahaha, if I have them 
mislabeled, please let me know ! here is a link to those photos if you feel 
like taking a look… https://flic.kr/p/MhVu3X  
> 

>> 
>> Thanks!
>> 
>> Chris Petherick
>> Fox Point, Milwaukee County
>> 
>> 
>> 
>> 
>> ####################
>> You received this email because you are subscribed to the Wisconsin Birding 
Network (Wisbirdn). 

>> To UNSUBSCRIBE or SUBSCRIBE, use the Wisbirdn web interface at: 
http://www.freelists.org/list/wisbirdn  

>> To set DIGEST or VACATION modes, use the Wisbirdn web interface at: 
http://www.freelists.org/list/wisbirdn  

>> Visit Wisbirdn ARCHIVES at: http://www.freelists.org/archives/wisbirdn 
 

>> 
>> 
> 
> 
> ####################
> You received this email because you are subscribed to the Wisconsin Birding 
Network (Wisbirdn). 

> To UNSUBSCRIBE or SUBSCRIBE, use the Wisbirdn web interface at: 
http://www.freelists.org/list/wisbirdn 

> To set DIGEST or VACATION modes, use the Wisbirdn web interface at: 
http://www.freelists.org/list/wisbirdn 

> Visit Wisbirdn ARCHIVES at: http://www.freelists.org/archives/wisbirdn
> 
> 
> 
> ####################
> You received this email because you are subscribed to the Wisconsin Birding 
Network (Wisbirdn). 

> To UNSUBSCRIBE or SUBSCRIBE, use the Wisbirdn web interface at: 
http://www.freelists.org/list/wisbirdn 

> To set DIGEST or VACATION modes, use the Wisbirdn web interface at: 
http://www.freelists.org/list/wisbirdn 

> Visit Wisbirdn ARCHIVES at: http://www.freelists.org/archives/wisbirdn
> 
> 

####################
You received this email because you are subscribed to the Wisconsin Birding 
Network (Wisbirdn). 

To UNSUBSCRIBE or SUBSCRIBE, use the Wisbirdn web interface at: 
http://www.freelists.org/list/wisbirdn 

To set DIGEST or VACATION modes, use the Wisbirdn web interface at: 
http://www.freelists.org/list/wisbirdn 

Visit Wisbirdn ARCHIVES at: http://www.freelists.org/archives/wisbirdn

Subject: Re: Sparrow ID Question
From: "Tom Wood" <tcwood729 AT wi.rr.com>
Date: Fri, 16 Sep 2016 20:21:36 -0500
Hi Chris-
I'm also going with Song Sparrow. Most of the id points are subtle, but my 
thought is that the tail is too long for Swamp Sparrow, the bill is too large 
(really apparent when I make the photo full screen), the background color on 
the breast is quite white (should be buffier for Swamp Sparrow), and the 
lateral throat stripes seem too wide for Swamp Sparrow. Even more subtle is my 
general impression that the bird is too large, but of course I have no evidence 
to support that impression since there is nothing nearby to judge size- it's 
just my impression. 

Song Sparrows are quite variable, and my first edition of Sibley (happens to be 
closest to where I sit) shows the tail of the Song Sparrow to be just as red as 
the tail of Swamp Sparrow. His eastern Song Sparrow illustration shows buff on 
the flanks and undertail coverts, malar, and a touch on the rear of the cheek 
and supraloral, pretty much like your photos. 

Thomas Wood, Menomonee Falls, Waukesha County
-----Original Message-----
From: wisbirdn-bounce AT freelists.org [mailto:wisbirdn-bounce AT freelists.org] On 
Behalf Of Chris Petherick 

Sent: Friday, September 16, 2016 7:27 PM
To: Aaron Balogh
Cc: Wisconsin Bird List Wisconsin Bird List
Subject: [wisb] Re: Sparrow ID Question

OK, so you think too streaky even for a juvenile swamp sparrow. I was looking 
at the buff coloration of the head, sides and below tail. Also, the fairly red 
tail feathers had me thinking swamp. here’s another 
photo...https://flic.kr/p/M8a1WG  I couldn’t 
find any comments on tail length in the guides I have, but this has what seems 
to be a pretty long tail, but both Song and Swamp have longer tails (from the 
pictures) from the guide book I am looking at. 

Thanks for your comments/thoughts!

Chris Petherick
Fox Point, Milwaukee County

> On Sep 16, 2016, at 7:02 PM, Aaron Balogh  wrote:
> 
> Hey Chris,
> 
> I think you were right with Song Sparrow. This bird is far too streaky for a 
swamp. 

> 
> 
> -Aaron Balogh
> Manhattan, KS (Madison, WI, soon)
> 
> On Friday, September 16, 2016, Chris Petherick > wrote: 

> Hello - I came across this sparrow at Lion’s Den in Ozaukee County 
yesterday. At first I assumed it was a song sparrow, but upon further 
inspection I believe it’s a juvenile Swamp Sparrow. Any thoughts would 
be appreciated! https://flic.kr/p/MhWkk4  
> There are two photos of 
it there. 

> I also had a decent day of photographing a few warblers. I had a Northern 
Parula, Blackpoll, Bay-Breasted, Magnolia, Nashville and Wilson’s all 
coming to my water feature today, along with a red-eyed vireo, tons of Blue 
Jays, chickadees and cardinals. I was able to get some decent shots of the 
Bay-Breasted and Blackpoll for comparison purposes, too. Hahaha, if I have them 
mislabeled, please let me know ! here is a link to those photos if you feel 
like taking a look… https://flic.kr/p/MhVu3X  
> 

> 
> Thanks!
> 
> Chris Petherick
> Fox Point, Milwaukee County
> 
> 
> 
> 
> ####################
> You received this email because you are subscribed to the Wisconsin Birding 
Network (Wisbirdn). 

> To UNSUBSCRIBE or SUBSCRIBE, use the Wisbirdn web interface at: 
http://www.freelists.org/list/wisbirdn  

> To set DIGEST or VACATION modes, use the Wisbirdn web interface at: 
http://www.freelists.org/list/wisbirdn  

> Visit Wisbirdn ARCHIVES at: http://www.freelists.org/archives/wisbirdn 
 

> 
> 


####################
You received this email because you are subscribed to the Wisconsin Birding 
Network (Wisbirdn). 

To UNSUBSCRIBE or SUBSCRIBE, use the Wisbirdn web interface at: 
http://www.freelists.org/list/wisbirdn 

To set DIGEST or VACATION modes, use the Wisbirdn web interface at: 
http://www.freelists.org/list/wisbirdn 

Visit Wisbirdn ARCHIVES at: http://www.freelists.org/archives/wisbirdn



####################
You received this email because you are subscribed to the Wisconsin Birding 
Network (Wisbirdn). 

To UNSUBSCRIBE or SUBSCRIBE, use the Wisbirdn web interface at: 
http://www.freelists.org/list/wisbirdn 

To set DIGEST or VACATION modes, use the Wisbirdn web interface at: 
http://www.freelists.org/list/wisbirdn 

Visit Wisbirdn ARCHIVES at: http://www.freelists.org/archives/wisbirdn

Subject: Re: Sparrow ID Question
From: Chris Petherick <cpetherick AT me.com>
Date: Fri, 16 Sep 2016 19:27:01 -0500
OK, so you think too streaky even for a juvenile swamp sparrow. I was looking 
at the buff coloration of the head, sides and below tail. Also, the fairly red 
tail feathers had me thinking swamp. here’s another 
photo...https://flic.kr/p/M8a1WG  I couldn’t find 
any comments on tail length in the guides I have, but this has what seems to be 
a pretty long tail, but both Song and Swamp have longer tails (from the 
pictures) from the guide book I am looking at. 

Thanks for your comments/thoughts!

Chris Petherick
Fox Point, Milwaukee County

> On Sep 16, 2016, at 7:02 PM, Aaron Balogh  wrote:
> 
> Hey Chris,
> 
> I think you were right with Song Sparrow. This bird is far too streaky for a 
swamp. 

> 
> 
> -Aaron Balogh
> Manhattan, KS (Madison, WI, soon)
> 
> On Friday, September 16, 2016, Chris Petherick > wrote: 

> Hello - I came across this sparrow at Lion’s Den in Ozaukee County 
yesterday. At first I assumed it was a song sparrow, but upon further 
inspection I believe it’s a juvenile Swamp Sparrow. Any thoughts would be 
appreciated! https://flic.kr/p/MhWkk4  
> There are two photos of 
it there. 

> I also had a decent day of photographing a few warblers. I had a Northern 
Parula, Blackpoll, Bay-Breasted, Magnolia, Nashville and Wilson’s all coming 
to my water feature today, along with a red-eyed vireo, tons of Blue Jays, 
chickadees and cardinals. I was able to get some decent shots of the 
Bay-Breasted and Blackpoll for comparison purposes, too. Hahaha, if I have them 
mislabeled, please let me know ! here is a link to those photos if you feel 
like taking a look… https://flic.kr/p/MhVu3X  
> 

> 
> Thanks!
> 
> Chris Petherick
> Fox Point, Milwaukee County
> 
> 
> 
> 
> ####################
> You received this email because you are subscribed to the Wisconsin Birding 
Network (Wisbirdn). 

> To UNSUBSCRIBE or SUBSCRIBE, use the Wisbirdn web interface at: 
http://www.freelists.org/list/wisbirdn  

> To set DIGEST or VACATION modes, use the Wisbirdn web interface at: 
http://www.freelists.org/list/wisbirdn  

> Visit Wisbirdn ARCHIVES at: http://www.freelists.org/archives/wisbirdn 
 

> 
> 


####################
You received this email because you are subscribed to the Wisconsin Birding 
Network (Wisbirdn). 

To UNSUBSCRIBE or SUBSCRIBE, use the Wisbirdn web interface at: 
http://www.freelists.org/list/wisbirdn 

To set DIGEST or VACATION modes, use the Wisbirdn web interface at: 
http://www.freelists.org/list/wisbirdn 

Visit Wisbirdn ARCHIVES at: http://www.freelists.org/archives/wisbirdn

Subject: Re: Sparrow ID Question
From: Aaron Balogh <crotalus269 AT gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 16 Sep 2016 19:02:20 -0500
Hey Chris,
I think you were right with Song Sparrow.  This bird is far too streaky for
a swamp.


-Aaron Balogh
Manhattan, KS (Madison, WI, soon)

On Friday, September 16, 2016, Chris Petherick  wrote:

> Hello - I came across this sparrow at Lion’s Den in Ozaukee County
> yesterday.  At first I assumed it was a song sparrow, but upon further
> inspection I believe it’s a juvenile Swamp Sparrow.  Any thoughts would be
> appreciated!  https://flic.kr/p/MhWkk4   There
> are two photos of it there.
> I also had a decent day of photographing a few warblers.  I had a Northern
> Parula, Blackpoll, Bay-Breasted, Magnolia, Nashville and Wilson’s all
> coming to my water feature today, along with a red-eyed vireo, tons of Blue
> Jays, chickadees and cardinals.  I was able to get some decent shots of the
> Bay-Breasted and Blackpoll for comparison purposes, too.  Hahaha, if I have
> them mislabeled, please let me know !  here is a link to those photos if
> you feel like taking a look… https://flic.kr/p/MhVu3X <
> https://flic.kr/p/MhVu3X>
>
> Thanks!
>
> Chris Petherick
> Fox Point, Milwaukee County
>
>
>
>
> ####################
> You received this email because you are subscribed to the Wisconsin
> Birding Network (Wisbirdn).
> To UNSUBSCRIBE or SUBSCRIBE, use the Wisbirdn web interface at:
> http://www.freelists.org/list/wisbirdn
> To set DIGEST or VACATION modes, use the Wisbirdn web interface at:
> http://www.freelists.org/list/wisbirdn
> Visit Wisbirdn ARCHIVES at: http://www.freelists.org/archives/wisbirdn
>
>
>

####################
You received this email because you are subscribed to the Wisconsin Birding 
Network (Wisbirdn). 

To UNSUBSCRIBE or SUBSCRIBE, use the Wisbirdn web interface at: 
http://www.freelists.org/list/wisbirdn 

To set DIGEST or VACATION modes, use the Wisbirdn web interface at: 
http://www.freelists.org/list/wisbirdn 

Visit Wisbirdn ARCHIVES at: http://www.freelists.org/archives/wisbirdn

Subject: Sparrow ID Question
From: Chris Petherick <cpetherick AT me.com>
Date: Fri, 16 Sep 2016 18:57:04 -0500
Hello - I came across this sparrow at Lion’s Den in Ozaukee County yesterday. 
At first I assumed it was a song sparrow, but upon further inspection I believe 
it’s a juvenile Swamp Sparrow. Any thoughts would be appreciated! 
https://flic.kr/p/MhWkk4  There are two photos of it 
there. 

I also had a decent day of photographing a few warblers. I had a Northern 
Parula, Blackpoll, Bay-Breasted, Magnolia, Nashville and Wilson’s all coming 
to my water feature today, along with a red-eyed vireo, tons of Blue Jays, 
chickadees and cardinals. I was able to get some decent shots of the 
Bay-Breasted and Blackpoll for comparison purposes, too. Hahaha, if I have them 
mislabeled, please let me know ! here is a link to those photos if you feel 
like taking a look… https://flic.kr/p/MhVu3X  


Thanks!

Chris Petherick
Fox Point, Milwaukee County




####################
You received this email because you are subscribed to the Wisconsin Birding 
Network (Wisbirdn). 

To UNSUBSCRIBE or SUBSCRIBE, use the Wisbirdn web interface at: 
http://www.freelists.org/list/wisbirdn 

To set DIGEST or VACATION modes, use the Wisbirdn web interface at: 
http://www.freelists.org/list/wisbirdn 

Visit Wisbirdn ARCHIVES at: http://www.freelists.org/archives/wisbirdn

Subject: still time to register for the WI Bird Conservation Initiative/Bird City Fall Meeting & Conference
From: William Mueller <wpmueller1947 AT gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 16 Sep 2016 13:38:09 -0500
Learn about the unique aspects of this fall conference at:
http://www.wisconsinbirds.org/annualmeeting2016.htm
Anyone interested in birds and birding in Wisconsin will find something of
interest at this meeting.

You can register at: http://wsobirds.org/wbci-annual-meeting-2016

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
Port Washington, WI


####################
You received this email because you are subscribed to the Wisconsin Birding 
Network (Wisbirdn). 

To UNSUBSCRIBE or SUBSCRIBE, use the Wisbirdn web interface at: 
http://www.freelists.org/list/wisbirdn 

To set DIGEST or VACATION modes, use the Wisbirdn web interface at: 
http://www.freelists.org/list/wisbirdn 

Visit Wisbirdn ARCHIVES at: http://www.freelists.org/archives/wisbirdn

Subject: A new nesting species for Wisconsin!
From: "Nick Anich" <dmarc-noreply AT freelists.org> (Redacted sender "nicka29" for DMARC)
Date: Thu, 15 Sep 2016 21:08:48 +0000 (UTC)
Read all about it on the bird atlas webpage and see some amazing photos by 
Scott Weberpal: 



http://ebird.org/content/atlaswi/news/first-documented-mississippi-kite-nest-in-wisconsin/ 



Nick Anich
Ashland
####################
You received this email because you are subscribed to the Wisconsin Birding 
Network (Wisbirdn). 

To UNSUBSCRIBE or SUBSCRIBE, use the Wisbirdn web interface at: 
http://www.freelists.org/list/wisbirdn 

To set DIGEST or VACATION modes, use the Wisbirdn web interface at: 
http://www.freelists.org/list/wisbirdn 

Visit Wisbirdn ARCHIVES at: http://www.freelists.org/archives/wisbirdn

Subject: migratory birds and mercury contamination
From: William Mueller <wpmueller1947 AT gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 15 Sep 2016 11:51:28 -0500
http://futureofbirds.blogspot.com/2016/09/migratory-birds-and-mercury.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
Port Washington, WI


####################
You received this email because you are subscribed to the Wisconsin Birding 
Network (Wisbirdn). 

To UNSUBSCRIBE or SUBSCRIBE, use the Wisbirdn web interface at: 
http://www.freelists.org/list/wisbirdn 

To set DIGEST or VACATION modes, use the Wisbirdn web interface at: 
http://www.freelists.org/list/wisbirdn 

Visit Wisbirdn ARCHIVES at: http://www.freelists.org/archives/wisbirdn

Subject: Piping Plover lecture next Weds in MKE County
From: Jennifer Ambrose <jenthreat AT gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 15 Sep 2016 10:02:35 -0500
7:00pm next Wednesday! *9701 W College Ave, Franklin, WI 53132
*Saving the Piping Plover*

*September 21, 2016*

*Presenter:  Heather Neldner, Curator of the Aviary Milwaukee County Zoo*

The Great Lakes population of the piping plover was listed as endangered in
1986. Its decline is attributed to habitat loss and degradation due to the
encroachment of humans on its nesting environment: beaches and inland lakes
and rivers. Since 1995, when the Windway Corporation and the Milwaukee
County Zoo collaborated in a piping plover nest-rescue operation in the
Dakotas.  Heather will share how zoo staff have participated in the
development of captive husbandry protocols and designated research projects
designed to benefit wild populations of piping plovers.


-- 
Jennifer Ambrose
Bayview, Milwaukee County


####################
You received this email because you are subscribed to the Wisconsin Birding 
Network (Wisbirdn). 

To UNSUBSCRIBE or SUBSCRIBE, use the Wisbirdn web interface at: 
http://www.freelists.org/list/wisbirdn 

To set DIGEST or VACATION modes, use the Wisbirdn web interface at: 
http://www.freelists.org/list/wisbirdn 

Visit Wisbirdn ARCHIVES at: http://www.freelists.org/archives/wisbirdn

Subject: Great White-fronted Goose Fox River City of Waukesha 9/14/16, some images...
From: Jim Edlhuber <jimedlhuber AT gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 14 Sep 2016 18:01:52 -0500
Hi all,
I was on my way home from birding the quiet lakefront this morning in
Milwaukee when I got a text from Dan W. The text was of a Greater
White-fronted Goose that had just landed on the Fox River in downtown
Waukesha. Thanks Dan! It had just landed in with a flock of Canada Geese
coming through. When I arrived at the location in Waukesha it was in the
middle of the river hanging with Canada Geese. It remained there for about
20 minutes with the geese. Then out of the corner of my eye I saw some
geese doing some wing splashing. After that I looked for the Greater
White-fronted Goose and it was no longer present. It was a short event but
fun!

A link to a couple images from today if you care to view them:


http://www.windowtowildlife.com/greater-white-fronted-goose-fox-river-waukesha-wisconsin-september-14-2016/ 


Thanks and good birding,

Jim Edlhuber
Town of Genesee Waukesha Co.


####################
You received this email because you are subscribed to the Wisconsin Birding 
Network (Wisbirdn). 

To UNSUBSCRIBE or SUBSCRIBE, use the Wisbirdn web interface at: 
http://www.freelists.org/list/wisbirdn 

To set DIGEST or VACATION modes, use the Wisbirdn web interface at: 
http://www.freelists.org/list/wisbirdn 

Visit Wisbirdn ARCHIVES at: http://www.freelists.org/archives/wisbirdn

Subject: Re: ID Help
From: Chris Petherick <cpetherick AT me.com>
Date: Tue, 13 Sep 2016 07:48:02 -0500
Yes, that's what it is! I think I inquire about this every year! Thanks for the 
help everyone. 

Chris Petherick
Fox Point, Milwaukee County

> On Sep 13, 2016, at 7:42 AM, Richter Museum  wrote:
> 
> Check out the call of a food begging squawk for a Great Horned Owl. Young 
will sometimes do this into October, then eventually get chased out of 
territories by adults. 

> 
> 
> Tom Erdman
> 
> 
>  
> From: wisbirdn-bounce AT freelists.org  on behalf 
of Chris Petherick  

> Sent: Tuesday, September 13, 2016 12:24 AM
> To: Wisconsin Bird List Wisconsin Bird List
> Subject: [wisb] ID Help
>  
> There is currently a bird (I think) making a really loud, one note squawk. It 
sounds like it's on or near the ground and moving around the yard quite a bit. 
I've heard it before but never thought much of it until now because it's so 
loud and right outside the window. Sounds more like a squawk than a peent. 

> 
> Any thoughts would be great!  Thanks. 
> 
> Chris Petherick
> Fox Point, Milwaukee County####################
> You received this email because you are subscribed to the Wisconsin Birding 
Network (Wisbirdn). 

> To UNSUBSCRIBE or SUBSCRIBE, use the Wisbirdn web interface at: 
http://www.freelists.org/list/wisbirdn 

> To set DIGEST or VACATION modes, use the Wisbirdn web interface at: 
http://www.freelists.org/list/wisbirdn 

> Visit Wisbirdn ARCHIVES at: http://www.freelists.org/archives/wisbirdn
> 
> 

####################
You received this email because you are subscribed to the Wisconsin Birding 
Network (Wisbirdn). 

To UNSUBSCRIBE or SUBSCRIBE, use the Wisbirdn web interface at: 
http://www.freelists.org/list/wisbirdn 

To set DIGEST or VACATION modes, use the Wisbirdn web interface at: 
http://www.freelists.org/list/wisbirdn 

Visit Wisbirdn ARCHIVES at: http://www.freelists.org/archives/wisbirdn

Subject: Re: ID Help
From: Richter Museum <richter AT uwgb.edu>
Date: Tue, 13 Sep 2016 12:42:24 +0000
Check out the call of a food begging squawk for a Great Horned Owl. Young will 
sometimes do this into October, then eventually get chased out of territories 
by adults. 


Tom Erdman


________________________________
From: wisbirdn-bounce AT freelists.org  on behalf 
of Chris Petherick  

Sent: Tuesday, September 13, 2016 12:24 AM
To: Wisconsin Bird List Wisconsin Bird List
Subject: [wisb] ID Help

There is currently a bird (I think) making a really loud, one note squawk. It 
sounds like it's on or near the ground and moving around the yard quite a bit. 
I've heard it before but never thought much of it until now because it's so 
loud and right outside the window. Sounds more like a squawk than a peent. 


Any thoughts would be great!  Thanks.

Chris Petherick
Fox Point, Milwaukee County####################
You received this email because you are subscribed to the Wisconsin Birding 
Network (Wisbirdn). 

To UNSUBSCRIBE or SUBSCRIBE, use the Wisbirdn web interface at: 
http://www.freelists.org/list/wisbirdn 

To set DIGEST or VACATION modes, use the Wisbirdn web interface at: 
http://www.freelists.org/list/wisbirdn 

Visit Wisbirdn ARCHIVES at: http://www.freelists.org/archives/wisbirdn



####################
You received this email because you are subscribed to the Wisconsin Birding 
Network (Wisbirdn). 

To UNSUBSCRIBE or SUBSCRIBE, use the Wisbirdn web interface at: 
http://www.freelists.org/list/wisbirdn 

To set DIGEST or VACATION modes, use the Wisbirdn web interface at: 
http://www.freelists.org/list/wisbirdn 

Visit Wisbirdn ARCHIVES at: http://www.freelists.org/archives/wisbirdn

Subject: ID Help
From: Chris Petherick <cpetherick AT me.com>
Date: Tue, 13 Sep 2016 00:24:17 -0500
There is currently a bird (I think) making a really loud, one note squawk. It 
sounds like it's on or near the ground and moving around the yard quite a bit. 
I've heard it before but never thought much of it until now because it's so 
loud and right outside the window. Sounds more like a squawk than a peent. 


Any thoughts would be great!  Thanks. 

Chris Petherick
Fox Point, Milwaukee County####################
You received this email because you are subscribed to the Wisconsin Birding 
Network (Wisbirdn). 

To UNSUBSCRIBE or SUBSCRIBE, use the Wisbirdn web interface at: 
http://www.freelists.org/list/wisbirdn 

To set DIGEST or VACATION modes, use the Wisbirdn web interface at: 
http://www.freelists.org/list/wisbirdn 

Visit Wisbirdn ARCHIVES at: http://www.freelists.org/archives/wisbirdn

Subject: Swifts - Lake Geneva, Walworth County
From: Mariette Nowak <mmnowak AT wi.rr.com>
Date: Sun, 11 Sep 2016 21:46:50 -0500
My husband and I counted swifts at the Geneva Lake Museum of History today as 
part of the Swift Night Out effort. We were thrilled to once again observe 1200 
swifts entering the chimney from about 7:25 - 7:40 pm. We observed 
approximately the same number of swifts on August 29, 2012 and Sept. 11, 2015. 


Mariette Nowak
Walworth County





####################
You received this email because you are subscribed to the Wisconsin Birding 
Network (Wisbirdn). 

To UNSUBSCRIBE or SUBSCRIBE, use the Wisbirdn web interface at: 
http://www.freelists.org/list/wisbirdn 

To set DIGEST or VACATION modes, use the Wisbirdn web interface at: 
http://www.freelists.org/list/wisbirdn 

Visit Wisbirdn ARCHIVES at: http://www.freelists.org/archives/wisbirdn

Subject: No sightings-radar
From: Jeremy Meyer <jmeyer4044 AT gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 11 Sep 2016 05:50:06 -0500
Good morning, the radar shows a massive bird movement last night. I took my
dog out about 30 minutes ago, I could hear thousands of birds flying
overhead. Hopefully they don't all pass us by. Good luck today!
Jeremy Meyer
Franklin, Milwaukee


####################
You received this email because you are subscribed to the Wisconsin Birding 
Network (Wisbirdn). 

To UNSUBSCRIBE or SUBSCRIBE, use the Wisbirdn web interface at: 
http://www.freelists.org/list/wisbirdn 

To set DIGEST or VACATION modes, use the Wisbirdn web interface at: 
http://www.freelists.org/list/wisbirdn 

Visit Wisbirdn ARCHIVES at: http://www.freelists.org/archives/wisbirdn

Subject: latest W. Gr. Lakes Bird & Bat Observatory news
From: William Mueller <wpmueller1947 AT gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 10 Sep 2016 22:27:08 -0500
http://futureofbirds.blogspot.com/2016/09/w-great-lakes-bird-bat-observatory-news.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
Port Washington, WI


####################
You received this email because you are subscribed to the Wisconsin Birding 
Network (Wisbirdn). 

To UNSUBSCRIBE or SUBSCRIBE, use the Wisbirdn web interface at: 
http://www.freelists.org/list/wisbirdn 

To set DIGEST or VACATION modes, use the Wisbirdn web interface at: 
http://www.freelists.org/list/wisbirdn 

Visit Wisbirdn ARCHIVES at: http://www.freelists.org/archives/wisbirdn

Subject: SCIS. T. FLYCATCHER at Forest Beach Migr. Preserve raptor watch today
From: William Mueller <wpmueller1947 AT gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 10 Sep 2016 21:52:46 -0500
Among 29 other species, (including 7 raptor species), a first-fall
SCISSOR-TAILED FLYCATCHER was seen at the WGLBBO Raptor Watch today.
Checklist below:
Forest Beach Migratory Preserve--Northeast (OWLT), Ozaukee, Wisconsin, US
Sep 10, 2016 12:09 PM - 6:32 PM
Protocol: Area
45.0 ac
Comments:     W. Mueller, Mike Reese, Calvin Brennan, Carl Schwartz, Beth
Goeppinger, Joe Jacyna, Bill Hobbs - most birds observed from Bill Cowart
Memorial raptor watch platform in northeast corner of preserve
30 species (+2 other taxa)

Canada Goose  109
Mallard  6
Double-crested Cormorant  1
Great Egret  3
Turkey Vulture  4
Osprey  6
Cooper's Hawk  3
Bald Eagle  3
Red-tailed Hawk  18
Sandhill Crane  19
Herring Gull  750
Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon)  34
Mourning Dove  10
Belted Kingfisher  2
Downy Woodpecker  1
Northern Flicker  9
American Kestrel  2
Merlin  8
Eastern Phoebe  1
Scissor-tailed Flycatcher  1     A unmistakeable young STFL, with long tail
but shorter than that of an adult, tail as long as the rest of body and
head, blackish gray above and white below, body mostly white below (lacking
salmon-pink underwing and flanks of adult), pale yellow underwing and
flanks,; very pale grayish head, crown, and nape, white-ish belly and
breast,  typical Tyrannus-style bill, dark lores, slightly darker shade of
pale gray back, and dark gray upper surface of  wings. Flew relatively
slowly past the hawk watch platform at approx 12:20pm. Could not re-locate.

Blue Jay  2
American Crow  19
Purple Martin  1
Tree Swallow  7
Barn Swallow  17
Cliff Swallow  2
swallow sp.  2
Sedge Wren  1
Cedar Waxwing  59
Palm Warbler  1
warbler sp. (Parulidae sp.)  8
American Goldfinch  35


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
Port Washington, WI


####################
You received this email because you are subscribed to the Wisconsin Birding 
Network (Wisbirdn). 

To UNSUBSCRIBE or SUBSCRIBE, use the Wisbirdn web interface at: 
http://www.freelists.org/list/wisbirdn 

To set DIGEST or VACATION modes, use the Wisbirdn web interface at: 
http://www.freelists.org/list/wisbirdn 

Visit Wisbirdn ARCHIVES at: http://www.freelists.org/archives/wisbirdn

Subject: Re: Brewster's Warbler - Bayfield County
From: Ryan Brady <ryanbrady10 AT hotmail.com>
Date: Sun, 11 Sep 2016 00:58:10 +0000
Apparently the listserve worked its magic on this post too. So here's one final 
try. I'll add now that today featured more Palm Warblers and Lincoln's Sparrows 
amid yellowing fall colors - change is afoot. 


"This afternoon I had a Brewster's Warbler, a hybrid of Golden-winged  and 
Blue-winged Warbler, at my bird bath near Washburn, Bayfield County.  This was 
my first ever up here, only the second area record to my  knowledge, and among 
the northernmost recorded in eBird. In fact, I've  now seen as many Brewster's 
as pure Blue-wingeds in the county. 


A few doc shots in my eBird checklist here:  
http://ebird.org/ebird/wi/view/checklist/S31502427 



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




From: Ryan Brady 
Sent: Friday, September 9, 2016 8:03 PM
To: wisbirdn AT freelists.org; Ashland Birders
Subject: Brewster's Warbler - Bayfield County
    
This afternoon I had a Brewster's Warbler, a hybrid of Golden-winged  and 
Blue-winged Warbler, at my bird bath near Washburn, Bayfield County.  This was 
my first ever up here, only the second area record to my  knowledge, and among 
the northernmost recorded in eBird. In fact, I've  now seen as many Brewster's 
as pure Blue-wingeds in the county. 😊 



A few doc shots in my eBird checklist here: 
 http://ebird.org/ebird/wi/view/checklist/S31502427 




  Ryan Brady
 Washburn, Bayfield County, WI
 http://www.pbase.com/rbrady
       ####################
You received this email because you are subscribed to the Wisconsin Birding 
Network (Wisbirdn). 

To UNSUBSCRIBE or SUBSCRIBE, use the Wisbirdn web interface at: 
http://www.freelists.org/list/wisbirdn 

To set DIGEST or VACATION modes, use the Wisbirdn web interface at: 
http://www.freelists.org/list/wisbirdn 

Visit Wisbirdn ARCHIVES at: http://www.freelists.org/archives/wisbirdn

Subject: Bay Beach Sanctuary & Cat Island
From: Gmail <bhaunts AT gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 10 Sep 2016 19:10:01 -0500
I just finished totaling the combined listed---106 species that included 17 
warbler species and 11 shorebird species. Despite the occasional showers at Bay 
Beach we had 15 warblers there, adding 2 more at Cat Island. Most of the 
warblers were in the first part of the sanctuary, with none as we worked back 
to head for Cat Island. And it was great to enjoy Cat Island without hardly any 
showers. The cold front and heavy rain did not arrive until we all got back to 
the starting parking lot. A big thank you to Tom Schultz and Jeff Baughman for 
leading both parts of the trip and especially Tom Prestby for getting us able 
to get out to Cat Island again this year, and leading the "car pools" out 
there, shuttling the people back and forth. (That is a long 3 miles out and 
then back!) 

Next bring on Jaegerfest!

Daryl Tessen
Appleton,, WI


####################
You received this email because you are subscribed to the Wisconsin Birding 
Network (Wisbirdn). 

To UNSUBSCRIBE or SUBSCRIBE, use the Wisbirdn web interface at: 
http://www.freelists.org/list/wisbirdn 

To set DIGEST or VACATION modes, use the Wisbirdn web interface at: 
http://www.freelists.org/list/wisbirdn 

Visit Wisbirdn ARCHIVES at: http://www.freelists.org/archives/wisbirdn

Subject: MKE-Sheridan Park
From: Jeremy Meyer <jmeyer4044 AT gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 10 Sep 2016 15:07:49 -0500
Hi, Sheridan Park is very good again, right now and has been for an hour or
so. I've been right along the bluff behind the pond and haven't moved but
50'. Warblers are from the ground to no more than 20' up.
Jeremy Meyer
Franklin, Milwaukee


####################
You received this email because you are subscribed to the Wisconsin Birding 
Network (Wisbirdn). 

To UNSUBSCRIBE or SUBSCRIBE, use the Wisbirdn web interface at: 
http://www.freelists.org/list/wisbirdn 

To set DIGEST or VACATION modes, use the Wisbirdn web interface at: 
http://www.freelists.org/list/wisbirdn 

Visit Wisbirdn ARCHIVES at: http://www.freelists.org/archives/wisbirdn

Subject: MKE-Sheridan Park 9/9
From: Jeremy Meyer <jmeyer4044 AT gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 10 Sep 2016 08:52:03 -0500
Good morning, yesterday afternoon/evening was unbelievable at Sheridan.
There were so many birds coming and going. I had 14 warbler species
yesterday in a few hours. I never made it past the pond. Everything was in
the trees around it. I also saw the following:
Yellow-bellied Flycatcher 1
Eastern Wood Pewee 2
Unknown Flycatcher 1
White-throated Sparrow 1
Chipping Sparrow 5
Clay-colored Sparrow 3
Eastern Bluebirds (2 juvenile)
Yellow-throated Vireo 1
Warbling Vireo 2
Red-eyed Vireo 7
Philadelphia Vireo 2
Chickadees 15
Downy woodpecker 3
Northern Flickr 3
White-breasted Nuthatch 2
Red-breasted Nuthatch 1
Ruby-crowned Kinglet1
Yellow-billed Cuckoo 1 (seen day before)
And of course all the normal birds

Warbler species:
American Redstart 2
Bay-breasted 4
Blackburnian 2
Blackpoll 30+
Cape May 20+
Common Yellowthroat 1
Hooded 1 (seen the day before)
Magnolia 5
Nashville 1
Northern Parula 1
Palm 4
Pine 1
Tennessee 20+
Wilson's 2
Yellow-rumped 22

There were hundreds more that I saw flying around and heard, but never got
good looks at. It really was one of those days. I actually stood in one
area for about an hour, watching them on the south side of the pond.

Have a great day,
Jeremy Meyer
Franklin, Milwaukee


####################
You received this email because you are subscribed to the Wisconsin Birding 
Network (Wisbirdn). 

To UNSUBSCRIBE or SUBSCRIBE, use the Wisbirdn web interface at: 
http://www.freelists.org/list/wisbirdn 

To set DIGEST or VACATION modes, use the Wisbirdn web interface at: 
http://www.freelists.org/list/wisbirdn 

Visit Wisbirdn ARCHIVES at: http://www.freelists.org/archives/wisbirdn

Subject: Brewster's Warbler - Bayfield County
From: Ryan Brady <ryanbrady10 AT hotmail.com>
Date: Sat, 10 Sep 2016 03:03:23 +0000
Ni^z(Zuk{-zYەj'h|j%u)y֧tn{"Yەjٲn*maY!n~'t*.N&ׯz^(֫yrݶz0`{uazz+j,^v)*i#ޞ,yڲf^xn{")({r-)b!y%azmn*'^rIb^tۍG&fZШ{rb!0[jr 

####################
You received this email because you are subscribed to the Wisconsin Birding 
Network (Wisbirdn). 

To UNSUBSCRIBE or SUBSCRIBE, use the Wisbirdn web interface at: 
http://www.freelists.org/list/wisbirdn 

To set DIGEST or VACATION modes, use the Wisbirdn web interface at: 
http://www.freelists.org/list/wisbirdn 

Visit Wisbirdn ARCHIVES at: http://www.freelists.org/archives/wisbirdn

Subject: Possible Inca Dove - Sauk County
From: Aaron Holschbach <aholschbach AT gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 9 Sep 2016 18:37:36 -0500
Around noon today I saw a very interesting dove just to the north of The
VFW park in Prairie du Sac.  I had walked from the Priarie du Sac dam south
to the VFW park, and turned back north toward the dam when a small dove
flew up from a sandy area along the trail.  It looked like an immature
Mourning Dove, but the wing beats were extremely fast, so I tried to locate
it in the tree where it flew.  I soon found it sitting on a branch and got
to view the upper 2/3rds of the dove for about 2 minutes.  The head and
back were the normal gray/brown color for a Mourning Dove, and the feathers
had a scaled look, which is typical for a immature.  I had convinced myself
once again that this was an immature Mourning Dove until the bird took
flight to the Northwest.  It's flight was extremely fast and direct with
super fast wing beats.  The bird took off so quickly that I never even got
my binocs on the bird in flight, but the tail looked to be long but not as
pointed as a Mourning Dove.
The thing that has me doubting Inca Dove the most is that I did not notice
any red in the wings either time it flew.  Lighting was dark with storms
approaching from the west, but not sure if that would have made it hard to
notice the red.  On the other hand, the flight and size of this bird was so
unlike any immature Mourning Dove I've seen, and the feathers on the head
were more uniform looking than what is typical on an immature bird.

So I'm left uncertain on this one but wanted to get the word out in case
someone wants to check for this bird.  The exact location is a couple
hundred yards north of the VFW park, through a grassy field.  At the end of
the field a small trail drops a few feet into a sandy area which is where
the dove was present.  I last saw it fly uphill to the NW, toward the
Culver's Headquarters.

Aaron Holschbach
Waunakee


####################
You received this email because you are subscribed to the Wisconsin Birding 
Network (Wisbirdn). 

To UNSUBSCRIBE or SUBSCRIBE, use the Wisbirdn web interface at: 
http://www.freelists.org/list/wisbirdn 

To set DIGEST or VACATION modes, use the Wisbirdn web interface at: 
http://www.freelists.org/list/wisbirdn 

Visit Wisbirdn ARCHIVES at: http://www.freelists.org/archives/wisbirdn

Subject: SABINE'S GULL on Lake Wausau NO Friday 9/9/16 7am-1pm
From: Jim Edlhuber <jimedlhuber AT gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 9 Sep 2016 17:03:58 -0500
Hi all,
I tired for the Sabine's Gull early morning 9/9 from 7am to 1pm this
afternoon with NO luck. I check from Lillie Street, JD Everest Park and
also Radke Park. Myles H and Dan B showed at different times and had given
me some tips on those locations. Thanks!

Jim Edlhuber
Town of Genesee Waukesha Co


On Thu, Sep 8, 2016 at 1:09 PM,  wrote:

> Nice find Dan and thanks Cynthia and Myles!
> Now the bad news: Last seen by Jay Watson and myself at 11:20 AM, soaring
> high and heading south.
> I looked for another 1.5 hours, but no luck.
> I hope it returns.
> Thomas Wood , Menomonee Falls, Waukesha County
> ---- mhurlburt44 AT gmail.com wrote:
> > Here is a video I captured of the Sabine's Gull this morning.  As Mary
> Backus mentioned in the same spot as yesterday
> > https://youtu.be/Pej1QLnNVeA
> >
> > Myles Hurlburt
> >
> >
> > Sent from my iPhone
> >
> > > On Sep 8, 2016, at 8:01 AM, Western Great Lakes Hummingbird Project <
> wi.hummingbirds AT gmail.com> wrote:
> > >
> > > Just reported on Facebook:
> > > Myles relocated the Sabine's Gull this morning.  It came back to the
> same spot it was found yesterday.  It is directly in front of 2113 Lillie
> Street, Wausau, seen from a bluff looking down on the Wisconsin River.
> > >
> > > Cynthia Bridge
> > > Jefferson Co
> > >
> > > Sent from my iPhone
> > >
> > >> On Sep 8, 2016, at 1:04 AM, Dan Belter  wrote:
> > >>
> > >> Yesterday, Wednesday, at around noon, I saw an immature Sabine's Gull
> on
> > >> Lake Wausau at D.C. Everest County Park. It was hanging around with
> > >> Ring-billed and Bonaparte's Gulls across from the park on the east
> side of
> > >> the lake, near the south end of Memorial Park. I relocated to an area
> > >> closer to where this bird was, and I took a video of it. I posted the
> video
> > >> at;  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xHHNMAzKDsA After about a
> minute into
> > >> the video, a Ring-billed Gull made the Sabine's Gull move and it
> opened its
> > >> wings briefly, showing the distinct wing pattern.
> > >> I plan on checking the lake again in the morning, and I will post an
> update
> > >> if this bird is relocated.
> > >>
> > >> --
> > >> Dan Belter
> > >> Marathon County, WI
> > >>
> > >>
> > >> ####################
> > >> You received this email because you are subscribed to the Wisconsin
> Birding Network (Wisbirdn).
> > >> To UNSUBSCRIBE or SUBSCRIBE, use the Wisbirdn web interface at:
> http://www.freelists.org/list/wisbirdn
> > >> To set DIGEST or VACATION modes, use the Wisbirdn web interface at:
> http://www.freelists.org/list/wisbirdn
> > >> Visit Wisbirdn ARCHIVES at: http://www.freelists.org/
> archives/wisbirdn
> > > ####################
> > > You received this email because you are subscribed to the Wisconsin
> Birding Network (Wisbirdn).
> > > To UNSUBSCRIBE or SUBSCRIBE, use the Wisbirdn web interface at:
> http://www.freelists.org/list/wisbirdn
> > > To set DIGEST or VACATION modes, use the Wisbirdn web interface at:
> http://www.freelists.org/list/wisbirdn
> > > Visit Wisbirdn ARCHIVES at: http://www.freelists.org/archives/wisbirdn
> > >
> > >
> >
> > ####################
> > You received this email because you are subscribed to the Wisconsin
> Birding Network (Wisbirdn).
> > To UNSUBSCRIBE or SUBSCRIBE, use the Wisbirdn web interface at:
> http://www.freelists.org/list/wisbirdn
> > To set DIGEST or VACATION modes, use the Wisbirdn web interface at:
> http://www.freelists.org/list/wisbirdn
> > Visit Wisbirdn ARCHIVES at: http://www.freelists.org/archives/wisbirdn
> >
> >
>
> ####################
> You received this email because you are subscribed to the Wisconsin
> Birding Network (Wisbirdn).
> To UNSUBSCRIBE or SUBSCRIBE, use the Wisbirdn web interface at:
> http://www.freelists.org/list/wisbirdn
> To set DIGEST or VACATION modes, use the Wisbirdn web interface at:
> http://www.freelists.org/list/wisbirdn
> Visit Wisbirdn ARCHIVES at: http://www.freelists.org/archives/wisbirdn
>
>
>


####################
You received this email because you are subscribed to the Wisconsin Birding 
Network (Wisbirdn). 

To UNSUBSCRIBE or SUBSCRIBE, use the Wisbirdn web interface at: 
http://www.freelists.org/list/wisbirdn 

To set DIGEST or VACATION modes, use the Wisbirdn web interface at: 
http://www.freelists.org/list/wisbirdn 

Visit Wisbirdn ARCHIVES at: http://www.freelists.org/archives/wisbirdn

Subject: Lion's Den Gorge in Ozaukee County today
From: "Tom Wood" <tcwood729 AT wi.rr.com>
Date: Fri, 9 Sep 2016 14:43:52 -0500
I usually avoid this nature preserve on nice weekend days due to the crowds,
but during the week it is less crowded and a good birding experience can be
had.
Today, the "bird-of-the-day" was Swainson's Thrush and I saw at least 25
with probably more in the woods away from the trails. My personal first
Gray-cheeked Thrush of fall was near the main parking lot, working the
dogwood shrubs.
A lady told me she had seen a small vireo near the bluff but she wasn't sure
if it was a Warbling Vireo or Philadelphia Vireo. Since young Warbling
Vireos can be quite yellow in fall, identification can be tricky. I quickly
found it and when it moved in a little from the bluff, the sun was at my
back and I could see the contrasting gray cap and dark lores- my
first-of-fall Philadelphia Vireo! Red-eyed Vireos were there in
exceptionally high numbers, so I think most were migrants.
The warblers were scattered and in small numbers, but over about 3.5 hours I
was able to see 13 species, none unusual.
Towards the end of my walk I heard "ji-dit" a few times and finally located
my first-of-fall Ruby-crowned Kinglet.
Thomas Wood, Menomonee Falls, Waukesha County


####################
You received this email because you are subscribed to the Wisconsin Birding 
Network (Wisbirdn). 

To UNSUBSCRIBE or SUBSCRIBE, use the Wisbirdn web interface at: 
http://www.freelists.org/list/wisbirdn 

To set DIGEST or VACATION modes, use the Wisbirdn web interface at: 
http://www.freelists.org/list/wisbirdn 

Visit Wisbirdn ARCHIVES at: http://www.freelists.org/archives/wisbirdn

Subject: Lakefront Warblers, Sparrows and Biting flies this morning
From: Jennifer Ambrose <jenthreat AT gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 9 Sep 2016 14:37:27 -0500
Hello everyone,
I birded Lake Park and stopped by McKinley Beach this morning. Today and
last night, the biting flies were horrible. Sometimes I had a dozen on my
legs at one time. If you are birding the lakefront this weekend, wear long
pants and cover your arms!!

At Lake, it was most active by the Wolcott Statue ravine. Species included:
Northern Parula, lots of Blackpolls, Magnolia, Wilson's, Tennessees, etc. A
Ruby-throated Hummingbird flew right up inches from my face before she flew
back down in the ravine to chase other birds from her territory. I saw a
Black and White and a Cape May warbler and a few Swainson's Thrushes by the
Locust Ravine. I saw and heard several Red-breasted Nuthatches, too.

I stopped by McKinley Beach to check for shorebirds. It was sludgy, but no
birds present. In the rain garden, I saw Clay-colored, Lincoln's, and
Chipping Sparrows plus many goldfinches, a Magnolia, Yellow-rumpeds,
Blackpolls and Chickadees.

Good birding,
Jennifer
Milwaukee


-- 
Jennifer Ambrose
Bayview, Milwaukee County


####################
You received this email because you are subscribed to the Wisconsin Birding 
Network (Wisbirdn). 

To UNSUBSCRIBE or SUBSCRIBE, use the Wisbirdn web interface at: 
http://www.freelists.org/list/wisbirdn 

To set DIGEST or VACATION modes, use the Wisbirdn web interface at: 
http://www.freelists.org/list/wisbirdn 

Visit Wisbirdn ARCHIVES at: http://www.freelists.org/archives/wisbirdn

Subject: news on global loss of wildlands - what could it mean for birds & wildlife?
From: William Mueller <wpmueller1947 AT gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 9 Sep 2016 14:08:07 -0500
http://futureofbirds.blogspot.com/2016/09/what-will-this-mean-for-birds-and.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
Port Washington, WI


####################
You received this email because you are subscribed to the Wisconsin Birding 
Network (Wisbirdn). 

To UNSUBSCRIBE or SUBSCRIBE, use the Wisbirdn web interface at: 
http://www.freelists.org/list/wisbirdn 

To set DIGEST or VACATION modes, use the Wisbirdn web interface at: 
http://www.freelists.org/list/wisbirdn 

Visit Wisbirdn ARCHIVES at: http://www.freelists.org/archives/wisbirdn

Subject: FOF Horned Grebe, Milwaukee
From: "Jym Mooney & Carol Lee Hopkins" <hopmoon AT milwpc.com>
Date: Fri, 9 Sep 2016 13:25:44 -0500
I spotted a basic plumaged Horned Grebe diving in Lake Michigan off of Lake 
Park this morning. Relatively early first fall showing for Milwaukee. 

Jym Mooney, Milwaukee
####################
You received this email because you are subscribed to the Wisconsin Birding 
Network (Wisbirdn). 

To UNSUBSCRIBE or SUBSCRIBE, use the Wisbirdn web interface at: 
http://www.freelists.org/list/wisbirdn 

To set DIGEST or VACATION modes, use the Wisbirdn web interface at: 
http://www.freelists.org/list/wisbirdn 

Visit Wisbirdn ARCHIVES at: http://www.freelists.org/archives/wisbirdn

Subject: Raptor watch at Forest Beach Migratory Preserve tomorrow
From: William Mueller <wpmueller1947 AT gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 9 Sep 2016 07:20:45 -0500
Although rain is predicted for the morning tomorrow,  afternoon conditions
look good. Join us at the Bill Cowart Memorial raptor watch platform
anytime in the PM. If winds trail off in the later hours, nighthawks may
show up. If you have never been to FBMP, look on the kiosk in the parking
lot for a map, then walk on trail to the northeast corner of the preserve.

####################
You received this email because you are subscribed to the Wisconsin Birding 
Network (Wisbirdn). 

To UNSUBSCRIBE or SUBSCRIBE, use the Wisbirdn web interface at: 
http://www.freelists.org/list/wisbirdn 

To set DIGEST or VACATION modes, use the Wisbirdn web interface at: 
http://www.freelists.org/list/wisbirdn 

Visit Wisbirdn ARCHIVES at: http://www.freelists.org/archives/wisbirdn

Subject: Re: Green Heron Behavior
From: Karen Etter Hale <chimneyswift1 AT icloud.com>
Date: Thu, 08 Sep 2016 19:51:15 -0500
These are very interesting observations, Bill. I don’t have any herons living 
nearby, so can’t speak to your question. 

I’ve been intrigued for years, though, as to who exactly makes the decision 
to finally go. More than once, while observing Tundra Swans, I’ve seen the 
young and restless flying over resting flocks of adults and calling, presumably 
urging all to wake up and get going. The adults paid them no heed. Then, one 
day, for whatever reason(s), someone decides it’s time. On the Mississippi, 
sometimes it’s a few that take off and leave, heading over the Wisconsin 
bluffs, not to be seen again. Other times - at Goose Pond, Columbia County, it 
was the entire flock that left, shortly before freeze-up, so the cold front 
coming in was the likely motivation. Still, who exactly was it that made that 
decision? 


Karen
-- 
Karen Etter Hale
Lake Mills, WI
chimneyswift1 AT icloud.com

          *****
Making time for birds

> On Sep 8, 2016, at 1:06 PM, Bill Volkert  wrote:
> 
> For many years I have been watching and listening to the green herons in
> our neighborhood and have written about their fall migration departure
> behavior and calls in the past.  I have seen a pattern in their behavior
> over the years as they are quite vocal when they first arrive in spring and
> search for mates and nest sites and then during the summer become very
> quiet to the point that I sometimes wonder if they are even nesting in the
> area.
> By mid to late summer when the young are out of the nest they again become
> more vocal and I often hear their typical skeow call, which is a contact
> call between individuals, as well as other more guttural vocalizations.
> 
> In the past week I have begun to hear what I have termed the assembly
> call.  I gave it this name as this is a particular call that they reserve
> for fall in order to call together other green herons when they are
> preparing to depart on their migration.
> 
> Last week I heard the first bird give this particular call, which is more
> abbreviated and sounds more like a sharp "kirp".  They give this just
> before sunset as they assemble into a flock and then depart on their
> southerly migration.  The bird I heard give this call did so about 20
> minutes before sunset and then was answered by a few "skeow" calls.
> 
> This was on the 31st of August and is earlier than any prior migration date
> I have, which may be as early as September 5th and more commonly occurs
> around the 15th, always on a cold front with northerly winds.
> 
> My interpretation of this behavior is that there was a front that evening,
> but the date was still a bit early and the winds were somewhat mild.  One
> green heron gave this kirp call a few times to announce its intent to
> others but the replies came back only as contact calls, perhaps telling the
> first bird that they were in the area but not yet ready to fly south.
> 
> I watched overhead for some time but did not see any herons at higher
> altitude or flying south.  In fact, all of the calls seemed to come from
> birds flying very low and remaining around the lake shore.  So it seems to
> me that the changing season was telling these birds to prepare for
> migration and one individual seemed intent on giving the assembly call, but
> the response did not acknowledge that any of the others were ready to head
> out, so they returned with the skeow call as a means of staying in contact
> and then seemed to settle down for the evening.
> 
> Last night we had rain around sunset and I did not hear any green herons
> calling, but they are predicting a WNW wind this evening changing to NW
> through the night so I expect to hear the herons calling again and sounding
> their assembly call around sunset.  I will be watching to see if the first
> flock departs around sunset as they commonly begin to do at this time of
> year.
> 
> I would be interested to hear if anyone else witnesses this behavior or
> hears this call in places where you have green herons hanging around at
> this time.
> 
> Bill Volkert
> FdL Co.
> 
> -- 
> Bill Volkert
> Naturalist
> www.billvolkert
> 
> 
> ####################
> You received this email because you are subscribed to the Wisconsin Birding 
Network (Wisbirdn). 

> To UNSUBSCRIBE or SUBSCRIBE, use the Wisbirdn web interface at: 
http://www.freelists.org/list/wisbirdn 

> To set DIGEST or VACATION modes, use the Wisbirdn web interface at: 
http://www.freelists.org/list/wisbirdn 

> Visit Wisbirdn ARCHIVES at: http://www.freelists.org/archives/wisbirdn
> 
> 


####################
You received this email because you are subscribed to the Wisconsin Birding 
Network (Wisbirdn). 

To UNSUBSCRIBE or SUBSCRIBE, use the Wisbirdn web interface at: 
http://www.freelists.org/list/wisbirdn 

To set DIGEST or VACATION modes, use the Wisbirdn web interface at: 
http://www.freelists.org/list/wisbirdn 

Visit Wisbirdn ARCHIVES at: http://www.freelists.org/archives/wisbirdn