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Pygmy Kingfisher,©Dan Lane

30 Apr Green Lake & Dodge County's today [Steve Mullen ]
30 Apr Spruce Grouse photo - Ashland/Sawyer Counties [Ryan Brady ]
30 Apr 16 shorebird species!!! [Daryl Tessen ]
30 Apr Re: Alert - Ruff -Horicon auto tour [Jeremy Meyer ]
30 Apr Re: Alert - Ruff -Horicon auto tour [John K ]
30 Apr Alert - Ruff -Horicon auto tour [Jeremy Meyer ]
30 Apr Horicon - boardwalk [Jeremy Meyer ]
29 Apr Come to the WSO Convention as a "Walk-In"! : ) ["Dave&Margaret Brasser" ]
29 Apr Re: Wehr Summer Tanager? [Paul Kinzer ]
29 Apr Wehr Summer Tanager? [Jeff Galligan ]
29 Apr Willets and more at South Shore Yacht Club MKE Co. 4/29/16, some images... [Jim Edlhuber ]
29 Apr Cattle Egret in Fond du Lac County ["Tom Wood" ]
29 Apr Horicon National Wildlife Refuge in Dodge County today ["Tom Wood" ]
29 Apr Re: Summer Tanager-Milw County-Wehr Nature Center [Jennifer Ambrose ]
29 Apr Urban Ecology Center Bird Walk, April 28, 2016 [Dennis Casper ]
29 Apr Re: Seeking Chimney Swift Information [Karen Etter Hale ]
28 Apr Seeking Chimney Swift Information ["Spencer Stehno" ]
28 Apr Grant Park Birdwalks commence on Sunday [Betsy Abert ]
28 Apr Canada geese ["K Petersen" ]
28 Apr More details! Re: Female long-tailed duck at mill pond [Jessica Hilt ]
29 Apr Fwd: eBird/Atlas training session- Minocqua- April 30 [Tom Prestby ]
28 Apr Re: Summer Tanager at Wehr Nature Center MKE Co. eating bees 4/28/16, some images. ["B.G. Sloan" ]
28 Apr Female long tail at mill pond [Jessica Hilt ]
28 Apr Re: Summer Tanager at Wehr Nature Center MKE Co. eating bees 4/28/16, some images. [Brian Hansen ]
28 Apr 3 Open Breeding Bird Survey Routes ["Korducki" ]
28 Apr Re: Summer Tanager - unusual behavior [Richter Museum ]
28 Apr Re: Summer Tanager at Wehr Nature Center MKE Co. eating bees 4/28/16, some images... ["B.G. Sloan" ]
28 Apr Summer Tanager at Wehr Nature Center MKE Co. eating bees 4/28/16, some images... [Jim Edlhuber ]
28 Apr Summer Tanager - unusual behavior [KAREN JOHNSON ]
28 Apr Looking for Jerry DeBoer ["Nancy Nabak" ]
28 Apr Summer Tanager continues at Wehr Nature Center in Milwaukee County []
28 Apr Re: MKE - Summer Tanager - images [Lisa Linares ]
28 Apr Tufted titmouse at Wehr Nature Center MKE ["Howard, Carol" ]
27 Apr Horicon Auto Phalarope Golden P Stilt ["Spencer Stehno" ]
27 Apr Re: Longspurs: Lapland yes, Smith's no (Dane Co.) ["Steve Thiessen" ]
27 Apr MKE - Summer Tanager - images [Jeremy Meyer ]
28 Apr Longspurs: Lapland yes, Smith's no (Dane Co.) [Alyssa DeRubeis ]
27 Apr Summer Tanager-Milw County-Wehr Nature Center ["Howard, Carol" ]
27 Apr International Migratory Bird Day observance, Fond du Lac (no sightings) ["Sehloff, Kerry" ]
27 Apr Nine Springs, Madison ["Marty and Terry Evanson" ]
27 Apr WSO Tessen Team ["Packett, Diane L - NRF" ]
27 Apr Cormorants - MKE Cty [KAREN JOHNSON ]
27 Apr Male Rose-breasted Grosbeak [Ann Wick ]
27 Apr woodcock walk tonight-Ozaukee county ["Dan and Mary Pat Panetti" ]
27 Apr Woodcock walk tonight Ozaukee county ["Dan and Mary Pat Panetti" ]
27 Apr Tufted titmouse at Wehr Nature Center MKE [Jennifer Ambrose ]
27 Apr Racine - Myer's Beach - Avocets/Willets/LeConte's [Jeremy Meyer ]
27 Apr Wehr Nature Center and Grobschmidt Park (Milwaukee County) ["R. John McCaw" ]
26 Apr Backyard Birds - MKE Cty [KAREN JOHNSON ]
26 Apr Sandhill Crane Colts Born, Town of Lebanon, Dodge County ["Eileen Worman" ]
26 Apr Female red-winged blackbirds Outagamie County ["Judy s." ]
26 Apr Re: Help with Milwaukee lakefront Ebird hotspot checklists? [Tim Vargo ]
26 Apr Bonaparte's Gulls in Chippewa Co [Ryan Chrouser ]
26 Apr Great Horned Owl [Sandy Petersen ]
25 Apr American Avocet- Dodge County [Liz Herzmann ]
25 Apr Cape May and Nashville Warblers/ Waukesha County ["Tom Wood" ]
25 Apr Black & White Warbler - Fox Point [Chris Petherick ]
25 Apr FOY Yesterday: Black-throated Green Warbler, Palm Warbler, and Blue-gray Gnatcatcher- Sheboygan Co. [Nancy ]
25 Apr Godwit- No. Took off [Bill Grossmeyer ]
25 Apr Blackburnian Warbler at Lake Park, Milwaukee [Zoe Finney ]
25 Apr South Milwaukee Oriole and Bender Park [Betsy Abert ]
25 Apr eBird/Atlas training session- Minocqua- April 30 [Tom Prestby ]
25 Apr Ozaukee and Sheboygan Counties today ["Tom Wood" ]
25 Apr Re: Smith's ,yes [Dale Bonk ]
25 Apr Godwit at Horicon Autotour boardwalk [Patrick Ready ]
25 Apr Forgot location in previous email [Gmail ]
25 Apr Orchard Oriole [Gmail ]
25 Apr Smith's Longspurs at Brooklyn WA Dane Co. 4/25/16, some images... [Jim Edlhuber ]
25 Apr Heckrodt & High Cliff SP [Daryl Tessen ]
25 Apr Monday Morning Milwaukee Lake Front [Chris Petherick ]
25 Apr Sheridan Park (MKE) late morning today [Jennifer Ambrose ]
25 Apr Baltimore Orioles in Rockton Il []
25 Apr Baltimore Oriole and white throated sparros - Mequon/Ozaukee County [Lisa Jordan ]
25 Apr Nine Springs ["Mitchell Nussbaum" ]
25 Apr Milwaukee Waterfront [Chris Petherick ]
25 Apr Baltimore Orioles - Crawford Co [Dennis Kirschbaum ]

Subject: Green Lake & Dodge County's today
From: Steve Mullen <worse.than.costanza AT gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 30 Apr 2016 21:06:16 -0500
I spent the late morning & afternoon scouting Birdathon spots today. Tried
several spots that have had Cattle Egrets but but whiffed at all including
- KK & B south of the Village of Marquette, Co. Rd E just east of Hwy 22
 just south of the Marquette Co. line, Co. Rd A/W  just west of Waupun.
Whiffed on the forbidden Whooping Cranes south of Monty on Hwy 22, just
north of B.
    It was so dark at Lake Maria & Emily on the Green Lake & Dodge Co. that
i could not make out much. Emily was dead, but it had boats on it. Maria
was slow with no Wow birds that i could make out.
Horicon 49/Pumphouse we got Least Sandpipers & a few usual reported
shorebirds.
The Auto-Loop we got 2 Yellow Rumped Warblers (our only warblers of the
day).
We saw several shorebird species on the boardwalk on the Auto-Loop
including the Ruff & 2 Wilson's Phalaropes & several Black Necked Stilts.
Still had Rusty Blackbirds there also.
Thanks to Matt for the use of his Swarovski Scope.
Hit Oakwood Rd just S/E of Hwy 151 next & saw nothing unusual.
Looped up to Breezy/Jersey/A & saw nothing exciting.
Further west thru Fox Lake we stopped at a pond on the south side of Hwy 33
about a mile & a quarter west of Hwy 73 & had very good looks at 2 closer
to breeding plumage Wilson's Phalaropes than we saw at Horicon. That spot
is east of Friesland in eastern Columbia Co.
      We hit Miller & Co. Rd. A in Green Lake Co. next. It was really
drying up & had zero Bonapartes Gulls left. We saw both Yellowlegs & Pecs,
& Semi-Palmated Sandpipers there.
   Just north of there on Co. Rd. A near fire number N4670 we blew past 9
American Golden Plovers in a damp plowed field. Specifically it was about a
100 yds south of the farm, but on the west side of A. They were very close
to a white plastic bag about 70 yds off the road. 7 of the 9 were in
spectacular plumage that i couldn't even miss at 60 mph.
We tried the Hwy's 44/49 & KK spot next, but it was dry.
KK & just south of Hwy 23 east of Ripon in Fon du Lac Co. still had the 2
Black Necked Stilts, a Wison's Snipe & other shorebirds. That has good
water yet.
    A spot on Co. Rd. M just south of Pickett was drying up but still had
Yellowlegs.
We checked the Hwy 21 & east of Hwy 49 pond but low light hurt ID'ing any
potentially good birds.
I am still missing a Pipit & Creeper on the yr. on my 141 Wis. birds.
Good Luck tomorrow, Steve Mullen, Redgranite, Waushara Co.

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Subject: Spruce Grouse photo - Ashland/Sawyer Counties
From: Ryan Brady <ryanbrady10 AT hotmail.com>
Date: Sat, 30 Apr 2016 23:39:10 +0000
Spruce Grouse are as detectable as they'll be all year right now as males 
perform flutter-flight displays in lowland black spruce bogs and adjacent 
upland conifers in northern-tier counties. I visited one of my Atlas blocks 
near Clam Lake in southern Ashland County on Wednesday and found the male 
pictured below. Also had a Gray Jay and some singing bog breeders like 
Yellow-rumped and Palm Warblers, Golden-crowned Kinglets, Purple Finches, and a 
few others. The woods are pretty quiet yet up here, though Hermit Thrushes are 
now prevalent and a host of others will arrive this week. 



Spruce Grouse pic: http://www.pbase.com/rbrady/image/163119274


Yesterday I led 20 participants on a field trip for the Natural Resources 
Foundation of Wisconsin and we found 6 males at several locations in 
northeastern Sawyer County. This trip is an important fundraiser for the Great 
Wisconsin Birdathon and NRF's Bird Protection Fund. Look for it again next 
year! 



Back in Ashland, I had 4 Greater White-fronted and 4 Cackling Geese amid some 
Canadas yesterday. Nick Anich had 21 Willets at the head of Chequamegon Bay 
just west of town. 





  Ryan Brady
 Washburn, Bayfield County, WI
 http://www.pbase.com/rbrady
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Subject: 16 shorebird species!!!
From: Daryl Tessen <bhaunts AT gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 30 Apr 2016 16:32:08 -0500
I spent a few hours early this morning on the warbler walk at Bay Beach 
Sanctuary. Like everyone else in the state, what warblers. Today we had 3 
species (Myrtle, N. Waterthrush and Tennessee) and not much else. A similar 
result was on the walk this past Wed (Myrtle, N. Waterthrush and Palm). 

After an early lunch I decided to head for Horicon Marsh. As I arrived at the 
board walk Jeff Baughman was coming off, asking me if I came to see the Ruff. I 
had no idea one was being seen. We went back out and spent a few hours of great 
shorebird birding, with other birders. For the three hours I was there (a short 
while at the pump house pond) a total of 16 shorebird species was tallied, and 
this just the end of April---makes up for the lack of warbler and other 
passerine migrants. The best was the male Ruff, just coming into breeding 
plumage. Second was the Western Sandpiper that Jeff and I discovered at the end 
of the board walk---great looks at it, as did a few other birders. 
Unfortunately it eventually disappeared when all the shorebirds did one of 
their flights around the pond. The Baird's Sandpiper appeared later in close, 
as did a Long-billed Dowitcher. The only different shorebird at the pump house 
pond was a Semip. Sandpiper, in the 150 Dunlins and Lesser Yellowle 

 gs.

What a great several hours enjoying the birds and birders, despite the cold 
wind. It started to rain as most of us left. And to provide dessert to the time 
there, the Whooping Crane landed in a small wet area along 49 just beyond the 
refuge and before the river. What a great finish to the 3 hours at the marsh! 
This was one of those special times that one remembers for a long time! 

 
Daryl Tessen
Appleton,, WI


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Subject: Re: Alert - Ruff -Horicon auto tour
From: Jeremy Meyer <jmeyer4044 AT gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 30 Apr 2016 16:28:56 -0500
Here are a couple of images of the bird. I originally saw it around 7:30am
but passed it off as something else. Then when I heard there was a Ruff
here, I went back and realized that was what I saw earlier. Had I known, I
would've gotten the word out sooner, sorry.
https://www.flickr.com/photos/20birds08/
Have a great day,
Jeremy Meyer
Franklin, Milwaukee

On Sat, Apr 30, 2016 at 3:04 PM, John K  wrote:

> Ruff continues as of 3:00 PM on the south side of the boardwalk. Rain is
> starting to fall so bring rainwear.
>
> John Kivikoski
> Rural Iowa County.
> On Sat, Apr 30, 2016 at 13:07 Jeremy Meyer  wrote:
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>> I suppose I should've done it like this. Sorry for the extra emails.  Can
>> be seen from the boardwalk.
>> Jeremy Meyer
>> Franklin, Milwaukee
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Subject: Re: Alert - Ruff -Horicon auto tour
From: John K <johnny.phoenix13 AT gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 30 Apr 2016 20:04:39 +0000
Ruff continues as of 3:00 PM on the south side of the boardwalk. Rain is
starting to fall so bring rainwear.
John Kivikoski
Rural Iowa County.
On Sat, Apr 30, 2016 at 13:07 Jeremy Meyer  wrote:

> I suppose I should've done it like this. Sorry for the extra emails.  Can
> be seen from the boardwalk.
> Jeremy Meyer
> Franklin, Milwaukee
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Subject: Alert - Ruff -Horicon auto tour
From: Jeremy Meyer <jmeyer4044 AT gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 30 Apr 2016 13:06:25 -0500
I suppose I should've done it like this. Sorry for the extra emails.  Can
be seen from the boardwalk.
Jeremy Meyer
Franklin, Milwaukee


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Subject: Horicon - boardwalk
From: Jeremy Meyer <jmeyer4044 AT gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 30 Apr 2016 12:55:07 -0500
There is a Ruff present now
Jeremy Meyer
Franklin, Milwaukee


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Subject: Come to the WSO Convention as a "Walk-In"! : )
From: "Dave&Margaret Brasser" <2shebbirders AT gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 29 Apr 2016 22:20:52 -0500
Did you miss the April 15 registration deadline for the 2016 WSO Convention
-- to be held in Racine May 13-16?  SURPRISE:  You may attend as a
"walk-in"!  It will cost a little more than if you had registered by the
deadline (Walk-in prices are:  $50 for adults; $25 for students ages 13-22;
children ages 12 and under are still free!)  If you come to the convention
and register and pay at the Check-in table, this is what you receive:
Friday 2 p.m. "eBird made Easy" workshop, Friday 4 p.m. Member Appreciation
Picnic, Friday 7 p.m. presentation of awards followed by a reception,
Saturday morning car caravan field trips, Saturday noon lunch, Saturday
afternoon presentations and workshops, Saturday evening keynote speaker
program, and Sunday & Monday all-day car caravan field trips (bus trip has
additional cost, but room is still available on the bus).  You really get a
lot of bang for your buck at a WSO Convention!
-- Margaret Brasser, WSO Convention Registrar
(WSO = Wisconsin Society for Ornithology)
Sheboygan - Sheboygan County



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Subject: Re: Wehr Summer Tanager?
From: Paul Kinzer <ptkinzr AT icloud.com>
Date: Fri, 29 Apr 2016 21:00:48 -0500
The Summer Tanager was present at 5:30pm today, visiting the suet feeder about 
every 10 minutes, for a minute or two. 


Paul Kinzer
Racine County

> On Apr 29, 2016, at 8:17 PM, Jeff Galligan  wrote:
> 
> Hi All,
> I am wondering if anyone saw the Summer Tanager at the Wehr Nature Center
> this afternoon?
> 
> OI might make the trip tomorrow if it was still there.
> 
> Thanks,
> 
> Jeff Galligan
> Middleton, Dane County
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Subject: Wehr Summer Tanager?
From: Jeff Galligan <jgalligan27 AT gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 29 Apr 2016 20:17:13 -0500
Hi All,
I am wondering if anyone saw the Summer Tanager at the Wehr Nature Center
this afternoon?

OI might make the trip tomorrow if it was still there.

Thanks,

Jeff Galligan
Middleton, Dane County

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Subject: Willets and more at South Shore Yacht Club MKE Co. 4/29/16, some images...
From: Jim Edlhuber <jimedlhuber AT gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 29 Apr 2016 19:51:55 -0500
Hi all,
I birded the lakefront in Milwaukee from mid-morning till later afternoon
and the highlight were 4 Willets at South Shore Yacht Club. They were
feeding just south of the beach area and then moved onto a pier to rest.
There were a few dog walkers and do not think they will hang around long
there. There were 100's of Bonaparte's Gulls south of the boat landing
there and a few hanging around the beach area. I saw the first
Black-crowned Night-Heron of the spring at Veteran's Park near the lagoon.
One Semipalmated Sandpiper and a few Caspian Terns at McKinley Marina and
that was about it. I walked what I thought was a good part of Lake Park,
not one warbler and only one Ruby-crowned Kinglet!

Images of the Willets and some of the other species from today at this link:


http://www.windowtowildlife.com/willets-at-south-shore-yacht-club-in-milwaukee-wisconsin-on-april-29-2016/ 


Thanks and good birding,

Jim Edlhuber
Town of Genesee Waukesha Co.


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Subject: Cattle Egret in Fond du Lac County
From: "Tom Wood" <tcwood729 AT wi.rr.com>
Date: Fri, 29 Apr 2016 17:48:39 -0500
While birding with Peter Fissel at Horicon National Wildlife refuge today,
Peter mentioned that he had seen Cattle Egrets in their usual location near
Van Dyne along Lone Elm Road. By the time I got there, I could find only
one. It was at the back of the pond on the south side of Lone Elm Road just
west of W6464 Lone Elm Road.
Thomas Wood, Menomonee Falls, Waukesha County



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Subject: Horicon National Wildlife Refuge in Dodge County today
From: "Tom Wood" <tcwood729 AT wi.rr.com>
Date: Fri, 29 Apr 2016 17:44:50 -0500
I got to the refuge rather late in the morning because I had been looking
for shorebirds north of Beaver Dam. The area is very dry and few shorebirds
were seen.
Since I got to STH49 so late, the lighting was bad for the pond east of the
pumphouse on the south side of the road. Still, 2 Black-necked Stilts were
there, and many, many, Dunlin along with the expected yellowlegs and
Pectoral Sandpipers.
The shorebirds are utilizing the rapidly disappearing boardwalk pond for all
it is worth, and it was exciting and challenging today. 14 Black-necked
Stilts were in this pond along with 3 Wilson's Phalaropes, 1 a stunning
female. Four Semipalmated Plovers, 1 Dunlin, Least Sandpipers, Pectoral
Sandpipers, and scores of yellowlegs were working this pond. Only one
dowitcher was left and it got close enough to where I felt fairly confident
in calling it a Long-billed Dowitcher. Unfortunately it didn't call, but the
white-fringed scapulars, densely spotted upper breast, and rufous coloration
from the breast to the undertail were good for that species. I didn't see as
much barring on the sides of the breast and flanks as I would expect.
Fortunately, Peter Fissel showed up and he is much better than I at judging
the degree of "hunchbackedness" on these birds, and he also felt this was a
Long-billed. It is probably one of the remaining 4 that were here a few days
ago.
A couple on the boardwalk compared notes with me, and they said if I wanted
to see Spotted and Solitary Sandpipers to look from the very end of what
remains of the boardwalk. Well that we did, because not only did we see
those species, we had some real ID challenges. There were 3 small shorebirds
huddled together that were quite gray and only the heads and scapulars could
be seen due to them being behind a clump of cattails. Peter and I mulled
over some possibilities, but nothing seemed to fit. Finally one got up and
decided to feed, and we could see by its feeding posture and yellow legs
that they were Least Sandpipers! I had dismissed that possibility because I
had been looking at many breeding-plumaged Least Sandpipers which of course
are quite rufous, and I had overlooked the possibility that there could be
basic-plumaged Leasts in the pond.
Having solved that mystery, we soon noticed another peep that was much
larger than a nearby Least Sandpiper, had primary extension beyond the tail,
and pitch black legs. We quickly got down to either Baird's or White-rumped
Sandpipers. Peter's first thought was Baird's, and several field marks
pointed to that. I see far more White-rumped Sandpipers in spring, so I
don't have much experience with spring Baird's. This bird had no streaking
on the flanks and there was no red whatsoever on the bill; the lack of these
features pointed to Baird's. However, having been fooled by basic plumage
Least Sandpipers, I entertained the possibility that these could be
basic-plumaged White-rumps. Fortunately, Peter had seen a black bar down the
middle of the rump so White-rumped could be ruled out. Additionally, this
bird fed out of the water, which Baird's frequently do, and White-rumps
usually feed in the water. When I got home my Sibley guide had an
illustration of the scattered black-centered scapulars that I had seen on
this bird, further supporting the identification. Thanks to Peter for
helping me with the sandpipers today.
Also interesting to me were 7 Rusty Blackbirds still hanging on, waiting for
the Rusty Blackbird blitz to end, I guess.
Thomas Wood, Menomonee Falls, Waukesha County

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Subject: Re: Summer Tanager-Milw County-Wehr Nature Center
From: Jennifer Ambrose <jenthreat AT gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 29 Apr 2016 11:14:10 -0500
It has present off and on this am. South side of building. Hopping in tree
overlooking feeders. A Cooper's went after it twice.
Jennifer A
Milwaukee
On Apr 27, 2016 4:44 PM, "Howard, Carol"  wrote:

> A first spring male Summer Tanager (almost entirely red except for his
> wings) has been eating all day at the brown hanging bird feeders on the
> north side of Wehr Nature Center. Also hanging out in the shrubs and trees
> behind the brown map sign board. Nice!
> Photos by Mark Verhagen, Wehr Natural Areas Manager:
> https://www.zonerama.com/orwellian/Album/1509367
>
> The Rose-breasted Grosbeaks are back too!
>
> Carol Howard
> Wehr Nature Center
> Milwaukee County
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Subject: Urban Ecology Center Bird Walk, April 28, 2016
From: Dennis Casper <denncasp.wisbirder AT gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 29 Apr 2016 10:24:21 -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, April 28, 2016
40 degrees
Heavily overcast
14 birders

Total Species:  42

24 Canada Goose
16 Mallard
2 Red-breasted Merganser
1 Turkey Vulture
2 Cooper’s Hawk
1 Red-tailed Hawk
3 Herring Gull
1 Caspian Tern
3 Rock Pigeon
3 Mourning Dove

2 Belted Kingfisher
1 Red-bellied Woodpecker
2 Yellow-bellied Sapsucker
4 Downy Woodpecker
1 Hairy Woodpecker
12 Northern Flicker
1 Eastern Phoebe
10 American Crow
3 Tree Swallow
1 Barn Swallow

15 Black-capped Chickadee
3 White-breasted Nuthatch
2 Brown Creeper
1 House Wren
7 Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
3 Ruby-crowned Kinglet
2 Eastern Bluebird
36 American Robin
26 European Starling
3 Yellow-rumped Warbler

1 Eastern Towhee
4 Chipping Sparrow
4 Song Sparrow
9 White-throated Sparrow
1 White-crowned Sparrow
6 Northern Cardinal
20 Red-winged Blackbird
4 Common Grackle
5 Brown-headed Cowbird
5 House Finch

15 American Goldfinch
7 House Sparrow

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Subject: Re: Seeking Chimney Swift Information
From: Karen Etter Hale <chimneyswift1 AT icloud.com>
Date: Fri, 29 Apr 2016 09:18:35 -0500
Hi Spence,

Do you have specific questions? The Wisconsin Chimney Swift Working Group 
(several of us) are in the midst of an upgrade to our website (wiswifts.org) so 
there's a lot of info that's not yet up there. I could send something if I know 
better what you're looking for? 


Karen

Karen Etter Hale
Lake Mills, WI
NW Jefferson County

> On Apr 28, 2016, at 10:07 PM, Spencer Stehno  wrote:
> 
> Seeking who may be a Chimney Swift specialist regarding their chimney habits
> and use please?
> Thank you!
> 
> Spence Stehno
> 
> Oconomowoc, WI
> 
> pensacola634 AT gmail.com
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Subject: Seeking Chimney Swift Information
From: "Spencer Stehno" <pensacola634 AT gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 28 Apr 2016 22:07:30 -0500
Seeking who may be a Chimney Swift specialist regarding their chimney habits
and use please?
Thank you!

Spence Stehno

Oconomowoc, WI

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Subject: Grant Park Birdwalks commence on Sunday
From: Betsy Abert <betsyacorn AT gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 28 Apr 2016 21:25:17 -0500
We'll begin our migration walks this Sunday, May 1st.  We meet at Area 7-8
parking lot accessed via the Grant/Wiloway entry drive off of South Lake
Drive in South Milwaukee.  For the sake of consistency and newcomers, we
always meet at 8 a.m. at this site, though often we head to Warnimont
Park's shrubby areas north of the Kelly Senior Center.  And this year we'll
head down the Oak Leaf Trail off of the Oak Creek Parkway as well depending
on conditions.  All skill levels welcome.
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Subject: Canada geese
From: "K Petersen" <loonp AT charter.net>
Date: Thu, 28 Apr 2016 20:58:49 -0500
Hi all -
 

We had a C. goose nest near a pond behind our property with 5 eggs. This
morning both parents were on the pond with 3 goslings, for several hours.
Later I noticed the goose back on the nest sitting on the other two eggs.
This seemed odd to me. Do the hatchings vary that much that some of the eggs
are that far behind the ones that hatched first? Later she left and has not
returned.

 

Kurt Petersen

Sheboygan County



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Subject: More details! Re: Female long-tailed duck at mill pond
From: Jessica Hilt <jhilt626 AT gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 28 Apr 2016 20:43:49 -0500
Sorry I am new to this and am being told to provide more detail!
Female long-tailed duck seen in the middle of Mill pond in South Milwaukee
at 7:30pm this evening.  The pond is located on the Oak Leaf Parkway
at Mill Road.

Happy birding!

Jessica Hilt
Cudahy WI

On Thursday, April 28, 2016, Jessica Hilt  wrote:

> There as of 7:30pm.
>
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Subject: Fwd: eBird/Atlas training session- Minocqua- April 30
From: Tom Prestby <jjprestby AT msn.com>
Date: Fri, 29 Apr 2016 00:47:44 +0000
A reminder that this special session in Woodruff/Minocqua is on Saturday 
morning. Still plenty of room. Come enjoy the beautiful weather and 
surroundings, all while learning how to participate in the Atlas!! RSVP to me 
if interested. 

Tom Prestby
Green Bay

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From: Tom Prestby >
Date: April 25, 2016 at 6:29:27 PM CDT
To: Wisbird >
Subject: eBird/Atlas training session- Minocqua- April 30


The following is an announcement for a special eBird/Atlas training session in 
Minocqua this Saturday. Hope to see some of you there!! 



Join me and several area WBBA II county coordinators for a special eBird and 
Atlas training session in the great north woods of Wisconsin on Saturday, April 
30th! I'll lead a field trip at 9am looking for northern birds and migrants, 
meet at the Trig's parking lot in Woodruff at 9am. Then, we'll use a classroom 
at Kemp Natural Resources Station to learn the basics of eBird data entry and 
how to eBird for WBBA II. The training session will last until 1pm. Bring a 
laptop or tablet if you have one. If you don't, no worries because there will 
be several available for use. Feel free to come to only the training session if 
you cannot attend the field trip. In that case, meet at Kemp Natural Resources 
Station office at 11am. Anybody is welcome, this is particularly perfect for 
those who haven't eBirded or atlased yet or would like to improve their skills. 
Kemp NRS is offering their discounted research rate of $22/night for anybody 
who wants to stay at the excellent lodging facilities on Fri 

 day night. Contact Tom for details. So, if you don't live nearby, make it a 
weekend trip! Please RSVP to me at jjprestby AT msn.com 
by April 29. 



Tom Prestby

WBBA II data and training specialist

Green Bay

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Subject: Re: Summer Tanager at Wehr Nature Center MKE Co. eating bees 4/28/16, some images.
From: "B.G. Sloan" <bgsloan3 AT gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 28 Apr 2016 20:47:29 -0400
That's the bird from Lake Park! Good to know my memory isn't failing
completely!!  :-)
On Thu, Apr 28, 2016 at 8:04 PM, Brian Hansen  wrote:

> Good memory Bernie. Here's a shot of the bird you're talking about.
> http://www.pbase.com/bhansen/image/105322212
>
> Brian Hansen
> Milwaukee
>
>
> On Apr 28, 2016, at 2:52 PM, B.G. Sloan  wrote:
>
> Great photos Jim. I remember there being a Summer Tanager in Lake Park near
> the bistro 5-6 years ago. I think the recent tanager is an interesting
> bird. I don't recall seeing them with greenish-yellow wings before, and I
> saw quite a few when I lived in southern Indiana. Is it an immature on the
> way to being mature?
> Bernie Sloan
> Former Milwaukeean
>
> On Thu, Apr 28, 2016 at 3:34 PM, Jim Edlhuber 
> wrote:
>
> Hi all,
>
> I had to check out the visiting Summer Tanager mid-morning that was being
>
> reported at the Wehr Nature Center. I'm glad I did because the bird put on
>
> a great show. The male Summer Tanager ate many bees while I was present
>
> along with a few other birders and photographers. It was usually on the
>
> lookout for bees while sitting in a tree or at times hung around the
>
> beehive present there waiting for bees to come in or out of the hive. It
>
> even grabbed a few bees right out of the hole in the hive while I was
>
> there. The bird is more of a southern species which the normal range is
>
> north to southern Illinois but we do see a couple every year here in
>
> Wisconsin. Stunning colorful bird even on a gray gloomy day!
>
>
> Images from today of the Summer Tanager at this link if you care to view
>
> them:
>
>
>
>
> 
http://www.windowtowildlife.com/summer-tanager-at-wehr-nature-center-in-milwaukee-wisconsin-on-april-28-2016/ 

>
>
> Thanks and good birding,
>
>
> Jim Edlhuber
>
> Town of Genesee Waukesha Co.
>
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Subject: Female long tail at mill pond
From: Jessica Hilt <jhilt626 AT gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 28 Apr 2016 19:31:07 -0500
There as of 7:30pm.

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Subject: Re: Summer Tanager at Wehr Nature Center MKE Co. eating bees 4/28/16, some images.
From: Brian Hansen <rawshooter AT gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 28 Apr 2016 19:04:15 -0500
Good memory Bernie. Here's a shot of the bird you're talking about. 
http://www.pbase.com/bhansen/image/105322212
Brian Hansen
Milwaukee 


> On Apr 28, 2016, at 2:52 PM, B.G. Sloan  wrote:
> 
> Great photos Jim. I remember there being a Summer Tanager in Lake Park near
> the bistro 5-6 years ago. I think the recent tanager is an interesting
> bird. I don't recall seeing them with greenish-yellow wings before, and I
> saw quite a few when I lived in southern Indiana. Is it an immature on the
> way to being mature?
> Bernie Sloan
> Former Milwaukeean
> 
>> On Thu, Apr 28, 2016 at 3:34 PM, Jim Edlhuber  wrote:
>> 
>> Hi all,
>> I had to check out the visiting Summer Tanager mid-morning that was being
>> reported at the Wehr Nature Center. I'm glad I did because the bird put on
>> a great show. The male Summer Tanager ate many bees while I was present
>> along with a few other birders and photographers. It was usually on the
>> lookout for bees while sitting in a tree or at times hung around the
>> beehive present there waiting for bees to come in or out of the hive. It
>> even grabbed a few bees right out of the hole in the hive while I was
>> there. The bird is more of a southern species which the normal range is
>> north to southern Illinois but we do see a couple every year here in
>> Wisconsin. Stunning colorful bird even on a gray gloomy day!
>> 
>> Images from today of the Summer Tanager at this link if you care to view
>> them:
>> 
>> 
>> 
http://www.windowtowildlife.com/summer-tanager-at-wehr-nature-center-in-milwaukee-wisconsin-on-april-28-2016/ 

>> 
>> Thanks and good birding,
>> 
>> Jim Edlhuber
>> Town of Genesee Waukesha Co.
>> 
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Subject: 3 Open Breeding Bird Survey Routes
From: "Korducki" <korducki AT earthlink.net>
Date: Thu, 28 Apr 2016 17:27:01 -0500
In addition to the open routes in Colby and Unity (Marathon Co) I just found 
out today that there is an open route in Pigeon Creek (Jackson Co.) 

Please let me know if you can help. The route or routes need to be run one time 
between May 27th and July 7th. I hope to fill them as soon as possible. 


Thanks

Mark Korducki, New Berlin
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Subject: Re: Summer Tanager - unusual behavior
From: Richter Museum <richter AT uwgb.edu>
Date: Thu, 28 Apr 2016 19:59:31 +0000
This is not unusual behavior, tanagers love bees. This can be a there downfall 
however. We have a male Summer Tanager specimen in the collection from the 
Green Bay Wildlife Sanctuary obtained May 1980, that was killed by honeybees. 
The bird was observed hunting bees by their hives, so someone who was bird 
banding out there at the time put a net between the hives and trees hoping to 
net the tanager. They were keeping watch on the net, but apparently missed for 
about twenty minutes. The tanager was dead after being netted, it was 
immediately attacked by bees and was unable to escape or defend its self. We 
found something like 16 stingers in the bird. When a honeybee stings, the 
stinger is pulled out of the body as is a pheromone chemical, which attracts 
other bees to the target area. The tanager probably had some around the head 
too as it was chopping on bees. Unfortunate adventurer for tanager and bander 
as well!! 


Tom Erdman, Green Bay

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Sent: Thursday, April 28, 2016 1:58 PM
To: Wisconsin Bird Network 
Subject: [wisb] Summer Tanager - unusual behavior

The Summer Tanager caught and ate 5 bees from the hive while I was there!
Also a Cooper's Hawk flew in and disrupted all of the feeder birds except one 
which it caught by chasing it on the ground next to the building (it rammed it 
into the window)! I could not tell which species it caught but it was NOT the 
Summer Tanager (thank goodness!). Song birds beware... 

--
Karen Johnson
Milwaukee, WI
BayView Area


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Subject: Re: Summer Tanager at Wehr Nature Center MKE Co. eating bees 4/28/16, some images...
From: "B.G. Sloan" <bgsloan3 AT gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 28 Apr 2016 15:52:53 -0400
Great photos Jim. I remember there being a Summer Tanager in Lake Park near
the bistro 5-6 years ago. I think the recent tanager is an interesting
bird. I don't recall seeing them with greenish-yellow wings before, and I
saw quite a few when I lived in southern Indiana. Is it an immature on the
way to being mature?
Bernie Sloan
Former Milwaukeean

On Thu, Apr 28, 2016 at 3:34 PM, Jim Edlhuber  wrote:

> Hi all,
> I had to check out the visiting Summer Tanager mid-morning that was being
> reported at the Wehr Nature Center. I'm glad I did because the bird put on
> a great show. The male Summer Tanager ate many bees while I was present
> along with a few other birders and photographers. It was usually on the
> lookout for bees while sitting in a tree or at times hung around the
> beehive present there waiting for bees to come in or out of the hive. It
> even grabbed a few bees right out of the hole in the hive while I was
> there. The bird is more of a southern species which the normal range is
> north to southern Illinois but we do see a couple every year here in
> Wisconsin. Stunning colorful bird even on a gray gloomy day!
>
> Images from today of the Summer Tanager at this link if you care to view
> them:
>
>
> 
http://www.windowtowildlife.com/summer-tanager-at-wehr-nature-center-in-milwaukee-wisconsin-on-april-28-2016/ 

>
> Thanks and good birding,
>
> Jim Edlhuber
> Town of Genesee Waukesha Co.
>
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Subject: Summer Tanager at Wehr Nature Center MKE Co. eating bees 4/28/16, some images...
From: Jim Edlhuber <jimedlhuber AT gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 28 Apr 2016 14:34:58 -0500
Hi all,
I had to check out the visiting Summer Tanager mid-morning that was being
reported at the Wehr Nature Center. I'm glad I did because the bird put on
a great show. The male Summer Tanager ate many bees while I was present
along with a few other birders and photographers. It was usually on the
lookout for bees while sitting in a tree or at times hung around the
beehive present there waiting for bees to come in or out of the hive. It
even grabbed a few bees right out of the hole in the hive while I was
there. The bird is more of a southern species which the normal range is
north to southern Illinois but we do see a couple every year here in
Wisconsin. Stunning colorful bird even on a gray gloomy day!

Images from today of the Summer Tanager at this link if you care to view
them:


http://www.windowtowildlife.com/summer-tanager-at-wehr-nature-center-in-milwaukee-wisconsin-on-april-28-2016/ 


Thanks and good birding,

Jim Edlhuber
Town of Genesee Waukesha Co.


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Subject: Summer Tanager - unusual behavior
From: KAREN JOHNSON <kmjbirders AT gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 28 Apr 2016 13:57:57 -0500
The Summer Tanager caught and ate 5 bees from the hive while I was there!
Also a Cooper's Hawk flew in and disrupted all of the feeder birds except
one which it caught by chasing it on the ground next to the building (it
rammed it into the window)!  I could not tell which species it caught but
it was NOT the Summer Tanager (thank goodness!).  Song birds beware...
-- 
Karen Johnson
Milwaukee, WI
BayView Area


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Subject: Looking for Jerry DeBoer
From: "Nancy Nabak" <dmarc-noreply AT freelists.org> (Redacted sender "nnabak" for DMARC)
Date: Thu, 28 Apr 2016 13:04:44 -0500
Gang,
Needing to find Jerry DeBoer regarding Chimney swift photo. 

Can you please back channel me if you have his contact info?

Thanks!
Nancy Nabak
Green Bay

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Subject: Summer Tanager continues at Wehr Nature Center in Milwaukee County
From: <tcwood729 AT wi.rr.com>
Date: Thu, 28 Apr 2016 17:00:31 +0000
It has been on both north and south sides of the building this morning.
Thanks to Carol for posting the sighting and to Jeremy for the update.
Thomas Wood, Menomonee Falls, Waukesha County
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Subject: Re: MKE - Summer Tanager - images
From: Lisa Linares <rmclfl AT gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 28 Apr 2016 10:26:03 -0500
Thankx for sharing - these are gorgeous.
RMC
Big Spring
On Wed, Apr 27, 2016 at 9:23 PM, Jeremy Meyer  wrote:

> After seeing the report of the Summer Tanager at the Wehr Nature Center, at
> Whitnall Park, I figured I stop by and try to find it. I found it on the
> north side of the building. It was a life bird for me, so I'm glad I went,
> despite seeing the weather radar. The rain held off for almost the entire
> time I was there, just starting as I was leaving. Images are at the link
> below if you're interested.
> https://www.flickr.com/photos/20birds08/
>
> Have a great night,
> Jeremy Meyer
> Franklin, Milwaukee
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Subject: Tufted titmouse at Wehr Nature Center MKE
From: "Howard, Carol" <carol.howard AT ces.uwex.edu>
Date: Thu, 28 Apr 2016 14:54:31 +0000
The titmice have been on the feeders recently as well here at Wehr. Pretty hit 
and miss though, they seem to come a lot for a short time and then don't come 
back for a while. 


Carol Howard
Wehr Nature Center
Milwaukee County

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Behalf Of Jennifer Ambrose 

Sent: Wednesday, April 27, 2016 8:38 AM
To: Birders 
Subject: [wisb] Tufted titmouse at Wehr Nature Center MKE

Present and calling now around the lake. It covers a wide area and stays up 
high. 

   Located in Whitnall Park. Milwaukee County.
Jennifer Ambrose
Milwaukee


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Subject: Horicon Auto Phalarope Golden P Stilt
From: "Spencer Stehno" <pensacola634 AT gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 27 Apr 2016 23:44:28 -0500
Went to Dodge County's Horicon with Jim T. seeking cattle egret, ibis,
whooping crane all recently seen. to no avail!  
Wind was raw. 

East of Pump House on 49 was pretty empty and eagle pass-overs didn't help.


Auto-tour boardwalk area has drained even more since Sunday.

Jim T & I did see: Wilsons Phalarope (spinning), Golden Plover, White
Pelicans, Trumpeter Swans, Forsters Tern, Bonaparte's Gull, Black Necked
Stilts, Great Egret .

Everything seems to change every hour!

 

Spence Stehno-Oconomowoc 

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Subject: Re: Longspurs: Lapland yes, Smith's no (Dane Co.)
From: "Steve Thiessen" <stevethiessen AT charter.net>
Date: Wed, 27 Apr 2016 21:42:22 -0500


 I was out walking fields today. I also checked that one out. I saw around 
100 Lapland's, didn't find any Smith's. Did have a Peregrine get up from the 
field. The plowed dirt is really hard to walk in.
 I walked the corn stubble ,that's next to the prairie. Although it looks 
great, as far as having weeds in it, I didn't find anything.
 The guy in the tractor, stopped me and wanted to chat. He said the reason 
the field had weeds ,was becuase it got too wet to get out and spray.
 The field on the south side ,of Bellbrook, has nice weeds. I found one 
group of 15+ Swamp Sparrows.But ,I've never seen a longspur in it. They will 
be in the field across the road. The field is plowed, but I could see them 
get up.
 I walked Evansville SWA, hoping for a good sparrow. Just a few Song and 
Savannah's. 3 longspurs got up out of the gravelly area ,of the soy bean 
field. I didn't pick up on them till they were up aways. As I watched one ,I 
could pick up on little flashes of white ,in the lesser coverts area. I 
couldn't get any color tones. That one  I feel comfortable calling a 
Smith's, but no way did I see enough to put it in a report. Those 3 birds 
circled high, and started to come back, but then disappeared to the NE.
 I also walked a field off Lacy Road. I had atleast 20 Savannah's there. 
Only 2 Lapland's.
 Steve Thiessen Stoughton Dane co.
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From: "Alyssa DeRubeis" 
To: 
Sent: Wednesday, April 27, 2016 7:55 PM
Subject: [wisb] Longspurs: Lapland yes, Smith's no (Dane Co.)


>I checked out the recently plowed and burned wildlife food plots in the 
>Brooklyn Wildlife Area from 5:15-6:45pm this evening. The weather wasn't 
>ideal (windy and rainy for half of it) so that may have influenced my 
>results. I did find a cooperative flock of about 50 Lapland Longspurs. I 
>watched them fly short distances and feed on the ground for a while, and at 
>no point did I see a Smith's in that flock. After about 15 minutes the 
>group flew up and out of the field. When I walked back about 20 minutes 
>later I flushed a flock of 10 longspurs (which may or may not have been 
>part of the original flock I saw earlier), but they immediately took off. 
>Because they were back-lit and flying away from me, there was no way to 
>tell if a Smith's was mixed in with them. The vocalizations sounded like 
>those of Lapland.
> It's possible that the Smith's are still out there. At least the Laplands 
> for sure are. Good birding!
>
> Alyssa DeRubeis
> Madison, Dane Co.
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Subject: MKE - Summer Tanager - images
From: Jeremy Meyer <jmeyer4044 AT gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 27 Apr 2016 21:23:13 -0500
After seeing the report of the Summer Tanager at the Wehr Nature Center, at
Whitnall Park, I figured I stop by and try to find it. I found it on the
north side of the building. It was a life bird for me, so I'm glad I went,
despite seeing the weather radar. The rain held off for almost the entire
time I was there, just starting as I was leaving. Images are at the link
below if you're interested.
https://www.flickr.com/photos/20birds08/

Have a great night,
Jeremy Meyer
Franklin, Milwaukee


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Subject: Longspurs: Lapland yes, Smith's no (Dane Co.)
From: Alyssa DeRubeis <tiger150 AT comcast.net>
Date: Thu, 28 Apr 2016 00:55:11 +0000 (UTC)
I checked out the recently plowed and burned wildlife food plots in the 
Brooklyn Wildlife Area from 5:15-6:45pm this evening. The weather wasn't ideal 
(windy and rainy for half of it) so that may have influenced my results. I did 
find a cooperative flock of about 50 Lapland Longspurs. I watched them fly 
short distances and feed on the ground for a while, and at no point did I see a 
Smith's in that flock. After about 15 minutes the group flew up and out of the 
field. When I walked back about 20 minutes later I flushed a flock of 10 
longspurs (which may or may not have been part of the original flock I saw 
earlier), but they immediately took off. Because they were back-lit and flying 
away from me, there was no way to tell if a Smith's was mixed in with them. The 
vocalizations sounded like those of Lapland. 

It's possible that the Smith's are still out there. At least the Laplands for 
sure are. Good birding! 


Alyssa DeRubeis 
Madison, Dane Co. 


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Subject: Summer Tanager-Milw County-Wehr Nature Center
From: "Howard, Carol" <carol.howard AT ces.uwex.edu>
Date: Wed, 27 Apr 2016 21:43:21 +0000
A first spring male Summer Tanager (almost entirely red except for his wings) 
has been eating all day at the brown hanging bird feeders on the north side of 
Wehr Nature Center. Also hanging out in the shrubs and trees behind the brown 
map sign board. Nice! 

Photos by Mark Verhagen, Wehr Natural Areas Manager:
https://www.zonerama.com/orwellian/Album/1509367

The Rose-breasted Grosbeaks are back too!

Carol Howard
Wehr Nature Center
Milwaukee County

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Subject: International Migratory Bird Day observance, Fond du Lac (no sightings)
From: "Sehloff, Kerry" <kerry.sehloff AT uwc.edu>
Date: Wed, 27 Apr 2016 19:53:20 +0000
Bird City Wisconsin, Fond du Lac, will be observing International Migratory 
Bird Day with several activities in early May. 

The first is a presentation to be given by Alan Haney, author of Jewels Of 
Nature: Delightful Birds I Have Known, at the Fond du Lac Public Library on 
Tuesday, May 3, at 6:30 PM. 


Then we will be out looking for those jewels and more on three bird hikes:

Friday evening, May 6 at 6 PM, at the Camelot Business Park on the south end of 
Fond du Lac 


Saturday morning, May 7 at 9 AM, Greenway Arboretum, west of Pick & Save on the 
south end of Fond du Lac 


Saturday afternoon, May 7 at 1 PM, Lakeside Park in the area to the north of 
the playground equipment. 


These events are free and open to the public. Feel free to email me if you have 
any questions about the activities. 


Thanks, and have a birdy day!

Kerry Sehloff
Fond du Lac County

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Subject: Nine Springs, Madison
From: "Marty and Terry Evanson" <mtevanson AT gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 27 Apr 2016 14:06:17 -0500
This AM there were 2 Caspian Terns on the third pond on the island among the
Herring, Ring Bill and Bonaparte Gulls.

There were 7 common shorebird species spread out amongst the 3 first ponds.

A Northern Waterthrush was calling at the entrance gate. 

Marty Evanson
Madison

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Subject: WSO Tessen Team
From: "Packett, Diane L - NRF" <Diane.Packett AT wisconsin.gov>
Date: Wed, 27 Apr 2016 17:46:06 +0000
Hello everyone! On behalf of the Gr4eat Wisconsin Birdathon, I'd like to 
introduce the WSO Tessen Team: Tom and Wendy Schultz, Jeff Baughmann, and Daryl 
Tessen. You know them. Daryl's book Wisconsin's Favorite Bird Haunts has 
pointed you to the best birding spots, and Tom and Jeff have led you there on 
WSO field trips. While you were birdwatching, you've probably consulted Tom's 
illustrations in the National Geographic Field Guide to the Birds of North 
America. They're all long-serving WSO board members, and for many years Daryl 
held Wisconsin's longest life list. Wendy coordinates WSO's BIGBY event and 
keeps them all on task. As one of our Signature Teams in the Great Wisconsin 
Birdathon this year, they'll be Birdathoning Green Lake, Marquette, Fond du 
Lac, and Sheboygan counties to raise money for bird protection projects in 
Wisconsin. Please consider supporting them! Visit their page here: 
http://wibirdathon.org/teampage.asp?fundid87. If the link doesn't work just go 
to WIBirdath 

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Please support your Birdathon team! Because life would be sad without birds.

Diane Packett
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Subject: Cormorants - MKE Cty
From: KAREN JOHNSON <kmjbirders AT gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 27 Apr 2016 11:40:57 -0500
Over 1000 in the waters off of Cupertino Park at the South Shore Yacht
Club!  Also several R-B Gulls, 2 Horned Grebes, and 1 Bonaparte's Gull.
-- 
Karen Johnson
Milwaukee, WI
BayView Area


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Subject: Male Rose-breasted Grosbeak
From: Ann Wick <jwick AT tds.net>
Date: Wed, 27 Apr 2016 10:04:02 -0500
When I glanced out the window this morning at 7:30, a male Rose-breasted 
Grosbeak was drinking from one of my many birdbaths. A wonderful sight on such 
a cold, windy morning! 


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Subject: woodcock walk tonight-Ozaukee county
From: "Dan and Mary Pat Panetti" <dpanetti AT wi.rr.com>
Date: Wed, 27 Apr 2016 09:11:24 -0500
Last link didn't work, try this

https://www.google.com/maps/dir/''/mequon+nature+preserve+map/ AT 43.1932223,-88.080217,12z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m8!4m7!1m0!1m5!1m1!1s0x8804fcd4f32bbd6d:0x990662d3e9b9db 



Dan Panetti
S.E. Ozaukee county
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Subject: Woodcock walk tonight Ozaukee county
From: "Dan and Mary Pat Panetti" <dpanetti AT wi.rr.com>
Date: Wed, 27 Apr 2016 09:06:29 -0500

6:30 pm at Mequon Nature Preserve-
For directions, see this link:


https://www.google.com/maps/dir/''/mequon+nature+preserve/ AT 43.1932223,-88.080217,12z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m8!4m7!1m0!1m5!1m1!1s0x8804fcd4f32bbd6d:0x990662d3e9b9dbba!2m2!1d-88.0101772!2d43.1932437 


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Subject: Tufted titmouse at Wehr Nature Center MKE
From: Jennifer Ambrose <jenthreat AT gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 27 Apr 2016 08:38:18 -0500
Present and calling now around the lake. It covers a wide area and stays up
high.
   Located in Whitnall Park. Milwaukee County.
Jennifer Ambrose
Milwaukee


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Subject: Racine - Myer's Beach - Avocets/Willets/LeConte's
From: Jeremy Meyer <jmeyer4044 AT gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 27 Apr 2016 05:13:27 -0500
Good morning, yesterday there were 27 American Avocets, 11 Willets and 1
LeConte's Sparrow, all FOY. A Nelson's was also reported, but I never saw
it, maybe a mistake in the field? Also FOY White-crowned Sparrows, Veery,
Caspian Terns, Spotted Sandpipers. There were 18 Blue-winged Teal, some of
the most tame I've ever seen, a group of 12 Ruddy Duck and RB Mergansers.
For being such a small area, the birds were sure packed in. It was 41° with
a 20mph north wind for a cold 32° wind chill, at the end of April! It was
worth it to see 7 FOY's in one afternoon, at one place!
Have a great day,
Jeremy Meyer
Franklin, Milwaukee

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Subject: Wehr Nature Center and Grobschmidt Park (Milwaukee County)
From: "R. John McCaw" <rjmccaw AT hotmail.com>
Date: Wed, 27 Apr 2016 01:48:38 +0000
This morning it was nice to see White-throated and White-crowned Sparrows at 
the feeders, but no Orioles or Grosbeaks yet. I decided to head over to Wehr 
Nature Center, and was happy to have my FOY House Wrens, Yellow Warbler, and 
Tufted Titmouse (very vocal). Also enjoyed seeing and hearing Red-breasted 
Nuthatch and Palm Warblers, among other birds. On the way out to work I stopped 
by Grobschmidt Park where there were approximately 100 Ruddy Ducks on the 
water, as well as Caspian Terns, Red-breasted Mergansers, and others. A 
Sandhill Crane flew overhead just as I was leaving. Nothing unusual today, but 
a good way to beat the chilly weather and prepare for work projects. 



John McCaw
Bay View, Milwaukee, Milwaukee Co.

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Subject: Backyard Birds - MKE Cty
From: KAREN JOHNSON <kmjbirders AT gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 26 Apr 2016 20:34:19 -0500
Since the weather was so crappy today, I stayed home and filled the
feeders, set out the oranges and grape jelly, hung the sugar water and
sprinkled the yard with finely chopped hulled sunflower seeds.  The results
were fun!  6 W-C Sparrows, 8 W-T Sparrows, 3 Song Sparrows, 2 Swamp
Sparrows, 1 Lincoln's Sparrow, 8 female & 2 male R-W Blackbirds, 10 House
Finches, 6 Mourning Doves and (surprisingly) only 4 House Sparrows covered
the ground scratching at the seeds!  I also counted 12 American Goldfinches
at the thistle feeders, 6 American Robins poking around the ground, Downy &
R-B Woodpeckers, W-B Nuthatches and Chickadees at the peanuts. A Cardinal
pair visiting the seed hopper.  No Orioles or Hummingbirds yet; maybe
tomorrow...
Being home sure beat being out in the elements today!
-- 
Karen Johnson
Milwaukee, WI
BayView Area


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Subject: Sandhill Crane Colts Born, Town of Lebanon, Dodge County
From: "Eileen Worman" <eileen.worman AT frontier.com>
Date: Tue, 26 Apr 2016 17:40:29 -0500
I was thrilled yesterday morning to see one Sandhill Crane colt had hatched 
around 8:45 a.m. The second one didn't hatch until late in the afternoon. They 
already survived their first rainstorm with hail, too! 

I have two documentary photos on my Flickr page, which you can view here: 
https://www.flickr.com/photos/beanheadwisconsin/26615571516/in/photostream/ 

and here: 
https://www.flickr.com/photos/beanheadwisconsin/26572413872/in/dateposted/ 

The first shot shows one egg still un-hatched on the nest with the first colt 
who hatched to the right of the egg. The second shot is from late this 
afternoon, showing the two colts with both parents, already venturing several 
feet from the nest site. 

Yellow Warblers and various other usual new arrivals are showing up each day at 
our place. 

I appreciate all those who contacted me to help with the Wood Duck situation 
yesterday. We've resolved it, but the eggs were lost from the trees being cut 
down. Hopefully the parents will start over. My neighbor has learned some 
valuable lessons. 

Eileen Worman
Town of Lebanon, Dodge County
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Subject: Female red-winged blackbirds Outagamie County
From: "Judy s." <cherryjamcookies AT gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 26 Apr 2016 16:24:27 -0500
A small flock -- around 20 - female red-winged blackbirds arrived
today and have been hanging around our yard. FOY for me for the
females.

Judy Stouffer
Outagamie
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Subject: Re: Help with Milwaukee lakefront Ebird hotspot checklists?
From: Tim Vargo <tvargo AT urbanecologycenter.org>
Date: Tue, 26 Apr 2016 19:48:55 +0000
Bernie and others,

You can find this information on e-bird at this website

http://ebird.org/ebird/hotspots

Zoom into Milwaukee and you will see that the name of the Lakeshore State Park 
hotspot is called Lakeshore SP/Harbor Island. 


What's really cool about this too is that they color code each hotspot by the 
number of species that have been recorded there - and if you click on a hotspot 
it will tell you how many birds and checklists have been submitted. 


eBird ceases to amaze me with their user-friendliness and wow factor.

Tim Vargo



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Manager of Research and Citizen Science
Urban Ecology Center
1500 E Park Pl
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-----Original Message-----
From: wisbirdn-bounce AT freelists.org [mailto:wisbirdn-bounce AT freelists.org] On 
Behalf Of B.G. Sloan 

Sent: Sunday, April 24, 2016 6:30 PM
To: Wisconsin Birding Network
Subject: [wisb] Help with Milwaukee lakefront Ebird hotspot checklists?

I'm trying to reconstruct my list of birds seen while walking the Milwaukee 
lakefront in my old neighborhood. For starters, I'm using Ebird hotspot 
checklists for the lakefront from the rugby fields at North Point/Lake Park all 
the way down to the south(?) end of the Milwaukee Art Museum. But I can't find 
an Ebird hotspot checklist for Lakeshore State Park. That seems odd... 

Thanks in advance for any helpful suggestions!

Bernie Sloan
Former Milwaukee lakefront guy


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Subject: Bonaparte's Gulls in Chippewa Co
From: Ryan Chrouser <rjchrouser AT uwalumni.com>
Date: Tue, 26 Apr 2016 12:09:39 -0500
About fifteen at McComb's ponds in Chippewa County.

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Subject: Great Horned Owl
From: Sandy Petersen <buboarcto2 AT gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 26 Apr 2016 07:44:48 -0500
Calling 5 x at 4:25 am .. very quietly ...
Wonder if there are young and how many ...

Birdy spring all!

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Subject: American Avocet- Dodge County
From: Liz Herzmann <liz.herzmann AT gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 25 Apr 2016 20:42:24 -0500
I don't see it posted anywhere here but there was a report of 16 American
Avocet along the Rock River just south of Mayville.  We were able to locate
the birds sitting in the backyard of a house right on the river.  They took
off east around 8:15pm.  Who knows where they will be tomorrow!
Liz Herzmann
Mayville- Dodge County
On Apr 25, 2016 8:11 PM, "Tom Wood"  wrote:
> They may have arrived with the squall that passed through a couple of hours
> ago. They were moving along the river near my home.
> Thomas Wood, Menomonee Falls, Waukesha County
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Subject: Cape May and Nashville Warblers/ Waukesha County
From: "Tom Wood" <tcwood729 AT wi.rr.com>
Date: Mon, 25 Apr 2016 20:12:16 -0500
They may have arrived with the squall that passed through a couple of hours
ago. They were moving along the river near my home.
Thomas Wood, Menomonee Falls, Waukesha County



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Subject: Black & White Warbler - Fox Point
From: Chris Petherick <cpetherick AT me.com>
Date: Mon, 25 Apr 2016 19:35:53 -0500
Just had a Black and White warbler in the yard, so the trickle of new arrivals 
continues. 


Chris Petherick
Fox Point, Milwaukee County

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Subject: FOY Yesterday: Black-throated Green Warbler, Palm Warbler, and Blue-gray Gnatcatcher- Sheboygan Co.
From: Nancy <backnancy AT hotmail.com>
Date: Mon, 25 Apr 2016 23:47:16 +0000
Yesterday (4/24/16) : Black-throated Green warbler at Kohler Andre State Park, 
at the entrance near the bridge over Black River. Also, a Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 
on the entrance road and several Soras along the marsh boardwalk, darting in 
and out from under the boardwalk & vocalizing as well. 

Sheboygan Marsh: Wilson Snipes Palm Warblers, Yellow-Rumps .

Nancy Back
Sheboygan, WI
Sheboygan County

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Subject: Godwit- No. Took off
From: Bill Grossmeyer <bill.grossmeyer AT gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 25 Apr 2016 18:36:15 -0500
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Subject: Blackburnian Warbler at Lake Park, Milwaukee
From: Zoe Finney <zofinney AT gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 25 Apr 2016 18:32:46 -0500
Hello all!
There is currently a Blackburnian Warbler at Lake Park. This seems
(very) early, but I was able to follow the bird for 10 minutes and got
some photos. I also just observed a Red-headed Woodpecker.

Thanks!
Zoe Finney
Milwaukee, Wisconsin


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Subject: South Milwaukee Oriole and Bender Park
From: Betsy Abert <betsyacorn AT gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 25 Apr 2016 18:31:35 -0500
Just passed the window and spotted the FOY Oriole at the hummer feeder.
First year male.  He skipped the orange hanging directly above the feeder.
At Bender Park in Oak Creek this a.m., I whiffed on the Mockingbird, but
was greeted by a yellow and palm warbler in adjacent trees.  Many Drink
your Teas in the old orchard.  It's been rather slow along the lakefront,
but I am glad to hear Daryl got Blackburnians and Vireos.
I'm going to check the Grant Beach in case one of those little darlin
plovers has made its way here before the storms.

Finally, Mike Wanger, where's that photo of my namesake Towhee you
promised?!
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Subject: eBird/Atlas training session- Minocqua- April 30
From: Tom Prestby <jjprestby AT msn.com>
Date: Mon, 25 Apr 2016 23:29:27 +0000
The following is an announcement for a special eBird/Atlas training session in 
Minocqua this Saturday. Hope to see some of you there!! 


Join me and several area WBBA II county coordinators for a special eBird and 
Atlas training session in the great north woods of Wisconsin on Saturday, April 
30th! I'll lead a field trip at 9am looking for northern birds and migrants, 
meet at the Trig's parking lot in Woodruff at 9am. Then, we'll use a classroom 
at Kemp Natural Resources Station to learn the basics of eBird data entry and 
how to eBird for WBBA II. The training session will last until 1pm. Bring a 
laptop or tablet if you have one. If you don't, no worries because there will 
be several available for use. Feel free to come to only the training session if 
you cannot attend the field trip. In that case, meet at Kemp Natural Resources 
Station office at 11am. Anybody is welcome, this is particularly perfect for 
those who haven't eBirded or atlased yet or would like to improve their skills. 
Kemp NRS is offering their discounted research rate of $22/night for anybody 
who wants to stay at the excellent lodging facilities on Fri 

 day night. Contact Tom for details. So, if you don't live nearby, make it a 
weekend trip! Please RSVP to me at jjprestby AT msn.com by April 29. 



Tom Prestby

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Green Bay

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Subject: Ozaukee and Sheboygan Counties today
From: "Tom Wood" <tcwood729 AT wi.rr.com>
Date: Mon, 25 Apr 2016 17:49:47 -0500
I checked Port Washington Harbor first because a Laughing Gull had been seen
there yesterday (per ebird). I had no luck with that but saw FOY Cliff
Swallow and Chimney Swifts. There were plenty of Barn and Northern
Rough-winged Swallows, Caspian Terns, and one Peregrine was perched on the
power plant.
I then drove Six Mile Road  and was happy to see two Upland Sandpipers not
far north from Dixie Road. They used to nest there, but with the horse farm
and new homes there, I don't know if they still do. Meadowlarks, Savannah
Sparrows, Kestrels, and a Brown Thrasher were also seen on this drive.
When I turned the corner at the end of Six Mile Road in Sheboygan County, a
(FOY) Spotted Sandpiper flew up from the ponds there. The Sheboygan
waterfront had plenty of Caspian Terns and a single Lesser Black-backed Gull
which didn't stay long. The water level is very high and there were no
shorebirds on the rocks. I was unable to conjure up a Piping Plover on the
sandy beach, but I hope one arrives soon.
Kohler-Andrae State Park amazed me with the large number of Pine Warblers
(at least 7) including one under the feeder at the entrance station.
White-throated Sparrows were numerous- I estimate 30-40 in the flocks I
flushed today. (FOY) birds seen in the park were Blue-headed Vireo,
Swainson's Thrush, and Eastern Kingbird. Unlike Daryl, I had zero luck with
any warbler other than Pine. Not a single Yellow-rump! There were several
House Wrens, Winter Wrens, Eastern Towhees, Hermit Thrushes, Brown Creepers,
52 Cedar Waxwings, and Horned Grebes on the lake.
As I type this with my window open here at home, I here an Eastern Towhee, a
White-throated Sparrow, a Yellow-rumped Warbler, and a Yellow Warbler
singing. The good times are here!
Thomas Wood, Menomonee Falls, Waukesha County

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Subject: Re: Smith's ,yes
From: Dale Bonk <debunkshy AT gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 25 Apr 2016 17:18:55 -0500
They're plowing the field now. Gonna watch to see if anything kicks up.
Dale Bonk
Sent by phone. Please forgive autocorrect and sloppy grammar.
On Apr 24, 2016 12:14 PM, "Steve Thiessen" 
wrote:

>
>  I went out  to the Smith's field. Twenty plus times a charm. A few people
> were out there. Rowan spotted 2 Smith's get up near him. No one else got on
> them. As we headed to an area where they might have gone, we noticed some
> longspurs moving into the area. I clump counted 120. Rowan had come from
> that direction, so I feel these were all new birds. In a group that was
> lower ,I got good light and a good look at a male Smith's. The others
> birders had bad lighting, even though it went over them. Kris and Greg
> headed over to where some landed. I walked the rest of the area and didn't
> see another longspur.
>  When I got back to them ,the longspurs got up. Before they cleared the
> horizon, I saw a Smith's tail in the bunch.
>  On the way back, I did walk through the first field . I didn't see any
> longspurs, but it was a half hearted try.
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Subject: Godwit at Horicon Autotour boardwalk
From: Patrick Ready <birdsready AT gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 25 Apr 2016 16:58:00 -0500
At 4:45 I had a Marbled Godwit off the end of the Boardwalk off the
Autotour. Also lots of other shorebirds.
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Subject: Forgot location in previous email
From: Gmail <mslanois AT gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 25 Apr 2016 16:49:35 -0500
I am located in LaValle, Sauk County.

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Subject: Orchard Oriole
From: Gmail <mslanois AT gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 25 Apr 2016 16:48:01 -0500
I had an Orchard Oriole show up at my grape jelly feeder around 3:10 pm today. 

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Subject: Smith's Longspurs at Brooklyn WA Dane Co. 4/25/16, some images...
From: Jim Edlhuber <jimedlhuber AT gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 25 Apr 2016 16:18:13 -0500
Hi all,
Bill Grossmeyer and I made the trip out to Brooklyn Wildlife Area in Dane
County this morning with hopes to see Smith’s Longspurs that have been
reported recently by Steve T and others, thanks Steve. We both knew this
was like looking for a needle in a haystack. After about 3 hours of a lot
of walking, up and down corn rows Bill with his keen vision spotted a
female, then a male. It was an exciting moment. A little stressful when a
birder standing next to you can see a life bird, and you cannot. That is
how good the Smith’s Longspurs blend in with the surrounding area. Life
birds for both of us and a great time too.

A link to some of the distant shots of the male Smith's Longspur from today
at this link:


http://www.windowtowildlife.com/smiths-longspur-at-brooklyn-wildlife-area-in-dane-county-wisconsin-on-april-25-2016/ 


Thanks and good birding,

Jim Edlhuber
Town of Genesee Waukesha Co.

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Subject: Heckrodt & High Cliff SP
From: Daryl Tessen <bhaunts AT gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 25 Apr 2016 15:09:34 -0500
I spent a part of the morning checking out Heckrodt Preserve and High Cliff SP. 
The first was as usual quiet with only 3 Winter Wrens and Ruby cr. Kinglets of 
note. In addition they are shutting down about 1/3 of the trail to install new 
boardwalk. It is the eastern part and will probably go through most of the 
summer, according to the foreman. 

High Cliff SP was a pleasant sharp contrast to Heckrodt. There was a warbler, 
etc wave along the lower trail that included 8 warbler species, about 35 Ruby 
-cr. Kinglets, 2 Blue-gray Gnatcatchers. The warbler tally was 1 Orange-cr., 1 
Nashville, 2 Blackburnians, 1 Yellow, 10 Palms, 1 Pine, about 60 
Yellow-rumpeds, and a Black-thro. Green. 


This afternoon I checked out the Shiocton area. There currently is no shorebird 
habitat anywhere. On Van Patten Rd the diked area had various ducks, a 
Trumpeter Swan, White Pelicans and Yellow-heade Blackbirds. 

Daryl Tessen
Appleton,, WI


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Subject: Monday Morning Milwaukee Lake Front
From: Chris Petherick <cpetherick AT me.com>
Date: Mon, 25 Apr 2016 12:53:56 -0500
As mentioned earlier, there was a marsh wren and a yellow warbler in the 
hedges/shrubs along the north end of the rugby field on the east side of 
Lincoln Memorial. There were also savannah sparrows, swamp sparrows, song 
sparrows and a chipping sparrow. Tons of rb mergansers floating and flying with 
huge movements of DC Cormorants. Saw a single horned grebe actively fishing. I 
walked through Lake Park as well and saw swamp sparrows, BG Gnatcatchers, a 
single YR warbler, lots of WT Sparrows an eastern towhee and other 
common/regular birds. The e screech owl continues - thanks to the fellow birder 
(Sue??) who pointed it out to me while we chatted. She actually found the marsh 
wren and the yellow warbler in the hedges. A very nice morning spent walking 
the waterfront and Lake Park! 


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Subject: Sheridan Park (MKE) late morning today
From: Jennifer Ambrose <jenthreat AT gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 25 Apr 2016 12:17:56 -0500
I walked the dog at Sheridan Park in Cudahy today from around
10:50-11:40am. Highlights included an Eastern Meadowlark pair on the north
end, a large number of Swamp Sparrows (probably more than ten, but
conservatively estimated at eight), my first of year House Wren, several
Blue-gray Gnatcatchers, and a handful of Palm Warblers calling, also at the
north end. I also caught the tail end of a Brown Thrasher.
Good birding,

-- 
Jennifer Ambrose
Bayview, Milwaukee County


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Subject: Baltimore Orioles in Rockton Il
From: <orion0323 AT msn.com>
Date: Mon, 25 Apr 2016 17:02:32 +0000
We also had Orioles at our feeder in Rockton this morning.


Dwight Alton

Winnebago Co. Il.



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Subject: Baltimore Oriole and white throated sparros - Mequon/Ozaukee County
From: Lisa Jordan <miekabelle AT gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 25 Apr 2016 11:24:43 -0500
I woke up to one male baltimore oriole feasting on oranges this morning.  I
had a large influx of white throated sparrows as well (maybe 12 individuals)
Lisa Jordan
Mequon/Ozaukee county


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Subject: Nine Springs
From: "Mitchell Nussbaum" <dmarc-noreply AT freelists.org> (Redacted sender "acornwithteeth" for DMARC)
Date: Mon, 25 Apr 2016 15:12:18 +0000 (UTC)
My husband and I went to Nine Springs late yesterday. There were about 30 
Shovellers, 18 Sandhill cranes, a pair of Canvasbacks, Canada geese - 3 pairs 
had fuzzy yellow goslings, red-winged blackbirds, swallows, 3 small sandpipers, 
a turkey, mallards, robins, and an osprey suddenly appeared at one point, 
landed in the water and then flew off again. There was also a large snapping 
turtle. 

Genie OgdenMadison
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Subject: Milwaukee Waterfront
From: Chris Petherick <cpetherick AT me.com>
Date: Mon, 25 Apr 2016 10:04:44 -0500
No upland sandpiper but there's a marsh wren and a yellow warbler in the magic 
hedge at north end of rugby field now. 


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Subject: Baltimore Orioles - Crawford Co
From: Dennis Kirschbaum <kad9801 AT centurytel.net>
Date: Mon, 25 Apr 2016 09:33:27 -0500
Baltimore Orioles today in Prairie du Chien.

-- 
Dennis and Alice Kirschbaum
1505 E. Parrish St.
Prairie du Chien, Wi 53821
608-326-2718

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