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Little Blue Heron,©Julie Zickefoose

21 Sep Re: Radars are popping [Susan anderson ]
21 Sep Radars are popping [Peter Fissel ]
21 Sep the All-Bird Bulletin [William Mueller ]
21 Sep Big landbird flight, esp. Yellow-rumped Warblers - Bayfield County [Ryan Brady ]
21 Sep Robins in Rockton [DWIGHT ALTON ]
21 Sep MKE - shorebirds & warblers, 9/13-9/19, pictures [Jeremy Meyer ]
21 Sep seasonal yard firsts: South Milwaukee ["" ]
21 Sep Hawkwatching? [Evan Barrientos ]
21 Sep Lion's Den - Ozaukee County - Black-Billed Cuckoo [Chris Petherick ]
21 Sep Fwd: Nature Explorer Walks -Picnic Point and Warner Park [Peter Fissel ]
21 Sep Birds & Beers Milwaukee - October 3rd [Tim Hahn ]
20 Sep American White Pelicans-Lake Mendota [ARLENE KOZIOL ]
20 Sep Northern Mockingbird Iron County Upper Michigan ["Spencer Stehno" ]
19 Sep Whimbrel at Lakeshore State Park in Milwaukee [Tim Hahn ]
19 Sep Parasitic Jaeger Bradford Beach Milwaukee 9/19/14, some images [Jim Edlhuber ]
19 Sep Urban Ecology Center Bird Walk, September 18, 2014 [Dennis Casper ]
19 Sep Bradford Beach, Milwaukee - Jaeger 9/19 ["Jym Mooney & Carol Lee Hopkins" ]
19 Sep Door County Yard birds, FOY junco [Paul Regnier ]
18 Sep Milwaukee Lakefront/Lake Park - Lesser Black-backed Gull [Tim Hahn ]
18 Sep Sapsucker, white-throateds MKE [Jennifer Ambrose ]
18 Sep Sabine's Gull - Bayfield County [Ryan Brady ]
17 Sep Wisconsin Point - jaeger slam! ["Tom Schultz" ]
17 Sep Black-throated Green Warblers ["Sue Peterson" ]
17 Sep Sabine's Gulls [Ida Baumann ]
17 Sep Re: common species in steep decline ["Steve Thiessen" ]
17 Sep Re: Monarch milwaukee and Ozaukee counties today ["Dan and Mary Pat Panetti" ]
16 Sep Hummingbirds! [David Sample ]
16 Sep monarch message ["" ]
16 Sep Monarch milwaukee and Ozaukee counties today ["" ]
16 Sep Re: Bradford Beach ["Jym Mooney & Carol Lee Hopkins" ]
16 Sep Re: Sheridan Park, Milw Co. [Jennifer Ambrose ]
16 Sep Re: Sheridan Park, Milw Co. [Ryan Brady ]
16 Sep Sheridan Park, Milw Co. [Andrea Szymczak ]
16 Sep Sanderling skirmish at Bradford Beach Milwaukee 9/14/14, some images [Jim Edlhuber ]
16 Sep Audubon program, MKE, birds of Chile, tomorrow. [Jennifer Ambrose ]
16 Sep Re: Bradford Beach [Peter Dunn ]
16 Sep Bradford Beach [Jennifer Ambrose ]
16 Sep Update: WGLBBO water bird watch Harrington Beach SP [Calvin Brennan ]
16 Sep 3 GWWAs at SANC, MKE [Evan Barrientos ]
15 Sep Wisconsin Point report from today ["Tom Schultz" ]
15 Sep Re: Alert - Western Sandpiper, Milwaukee 9/15 [Jeremy Meyer ]
15 Sep Manitowoc County American avocets [Rob ]
15 Sep and then, news on grassland birds [William Mueller ]
15 Sep outlook for shorebird populations [William Mueller ]
15 Sep Re: Lancaster bird spot ["Peter A. Fissel" ]
15 Sep Door County FOY A Tree Sparrows, young redhead etc. [Paul Regnier ]
15 Sep Lancaster bird spot [Nancy Nabak ]
15 Sep Jaegerfest tips for newbies ["Peter A. Fissel" ]
15 Sep Arctic Tern + others at WI Point [Chris West ]
14 Sep Western Sandpiper Bradford Beach Milwaukee Co. 9/14/14, some images... [Jim Edlhuber ]
14 Sep Re: Alert - Western Sandpiper, Milwaukee 9/14 ["Tom Wood" ]
14 Sep My Bradford Beach Collection ["Biffbradford ." ]
14 Sep common species in steep decline [William Mueller ]
14 Sep Re: Alert - Western Sandpiper, Milwaukee 9/14 ["Biffbradford ." ]
14 Sep Alert - Western Sandpiper, Milwaukee 9/14 ["Jym Mooney & Carol Lee Hopkins" ]
14 Sep Re: Great Blue Heron [kevin seidel ]
14 Sep American Bittern, Nelson's Sparrow, etc. Town of Lebanon, Dodge County ["Eileen Worman" ]
14 Sep Great Blue Heron [Robert Demge ]
14 Sep No prairie this am ["Seegert, Greg" ]
14 Sep 5 whooping cranes Portage County []
14 Sep GB prairie warbler ["Seegert, Greg" ]
13 Sep Lakeshore Preserve (UW-Madison campus) this morning [Peter Fissel ]
13 Sep Ruddy Turnstones at Bradford Beach Milwaukee 9/13/14, some images... [Jim Edlhuber ]
13 Sep Prairie warbler Green Bay ["" ]
13 Sep Re: Milwaukee Bradford Beach - more shorebirds 9/12 [Jeremy Meyer ]
13 Sep Prairie warbler gb ["Andypaulios" ]
13 Sep Brown Co Prairie Warbler Alert [Mark Korducki ]
12 Sep Fwd: FYI: many hunting seasons open tomorrow, Sept. 13, 2014 [Peter Fissel ]
12 Sep Swallows, Barred Owl [Sandy Petersen ]
12 Sep Re: Milwaukee Bradford Beach - more shorebirds 9/12 ["Tom Wood" ]
12 Sep Re: Swift Spotting: Find the Chimney [Joni Denker ]
12 Sep Collins Marsh-9/12/14 [Andrew Reimer ]
12 Sep are you ready for the 2nd WI Breeding Bird Atlas? [William Mueller ]
12 Sep Ruby-throated Hummingbirds at the Bottle Gentian plants for nectar, Waukesha Co. 9/12/14. some images... [Jim Edlhuber ]
12 Sep Re: possible Cave Swallow at Harrington Beach Waterbird Watch [Calvin Brennan ]
12 Sep the latest Audubon Advisory [William Mueller ]

Subject: Re: Radars are popping
From: Susan anderson <susan331 AT mac.com>
Date: Sun, 21 Sep 2014 20:34:42 -0500
Our Burnett Co yard is full of White throated Sparrows - Susan Anderon
On Sep 21, 2014, at 8:29 PM, Peter Fissel  wrote:
> At least on the frequency Ch. 3 in Madison uses on their website 
(www.channel3000.com(http://www.channel3000.com)), the radars all over the 
Upper Midwest are lit up tonight. I had a bunch of migrants in my yard just 
before sunset, feeding and visiting the bird bath. Swainson's Thrushes, 
Magnolia and Bay-breasted Warblers (both of those were new "yard" birds at this 
house,) and at least one other warbler that eluded ID as it flitted around in 
the lilacs. Thought maybe I heard a White-throat, too. Hard to say if the Robin 
was a migrant or a local. 

> 
> Peter Fissel
> Madison, Dane Co.
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Subject: Radars are popping
From: Peter Fissel <pfissel AT library.wisc.edu>
Date: Sun, 21 Sep 2014 20:29:37 -0500
At least on the frequency Ch. 3 in Madison uses on their website 
(www.channel3000.com(http://www.channel3000.com)), the radars all over the 
Upper Midwest are lit up tonight. I had a bunch of migrants in my yard just 
before sunset, feeding and visiting the bird bath. Swainson's Thrushes, 
Magnolia and Bay-breasted Warblers (both of those were new "yard" birds at this 
house,) and at least one other warbler that eluded ID as it flitted around in 
the lilacs. Thought maybe I heard a White-throat, too. Hard to say if the Robin 
was a migrant or a local. 

 
Peter Fissel
Madison, Dane Co.
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Subject: the All-Bird Bulletin
From: William Mueller <wpmueller1947 AT gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 21 Sep 2014 20:23:53 -0500
http://www.nabci-us.org/bulletin/bulletin-fall2014.pdf
William Mueller
Director, Western Great Lakes Bird and Bat Observatory
WGLBBO online: wglbbo.org
wpmueller1947 AT gmail.com
office  262-285-3374
cell   414-698-9108
blog: futureofbirds.blogspot.com
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Subject: Big landbird flight, esp. Yellow-rumped Warblers - Bayfield County
From: Ryan Brady <ryanbrady10 AT hotmail.com>
Date: Sun, 21 Sep 2014 18:17:41 -0600
Massive landbird migration across the north last night brought thousands of 
birds over my Bayfield County yard this morning, including the first major push 
of YELLOW-RUMPED WARBLERS. Overall I tallied 2,261 birds of 49 species and no 
doubt missed hundreds, perhaps even thousands more. Highlights were 242 
YELLOW-RUMPED WARBLERS, 1,473 unidentified passerines (many of which were 
probably Yellow-rumps), 58 RUSTY BLACKBIRDS, 10+ GRAY-CHEEKED THRUSHES, and 
notable flights of N. FLICKERS, AMER. ROBINS, CEDAR WAXWINGS, and PINE SISKINS. 
I had 10 warbler species total, but missed 6 additional species I had seen just 
yesterday. Late-ish migrants included LEAST FLYCATCHER, ROSE-BREASTED GROSBEAK, 
and BOBOLINK. On the down side, I was surprised by the relatively low numbers 
of Ruby-crowned Kinglets, Orange-crowned Warblers, and most sparrows. 


Full eBird checklist at:
http://ebird.org/ebird/wi/view/checklist?subID=S19898608

Ryan Brady
Washburn, Bayfield County, WI
http://www.pbase.com/rbrady
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Subject: Robins in Rockton
From: DWIGHT ALTON <orion0323 AT msn.com>
Date: Sun, 21 Sep 2014 18:38:33 -0500
Robins started to appear a few days ago and they seem to be in some kind of 
frenzy today. Attacking each other at the bird bath and at a small tree with 
red berries in our yard. There seem to be a lot of young ones. Blue jays are 
making a fuss over something and the house finches are in a feeding frenzy. 

 Dwight Alton. Rockton, Winnebago Co. Il 		 	   		  
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Subject: MKE - shorebirds & warblers, 9/13-9/19, pictures
From: Jeremy Meyer <jmeyer4044 AT gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 21 Sep 2014 18:33:45 -0500
Good evening, since last weekend, I was out every day after work, even in
the rain, checking spots along Lake Michigan for shorebirds and
warblers.   I saw the Ruddy Turnstones on Saturday, at Bradford Beach.  I
was able to see the Western Sandpiper, in the pouring rain, Monday
afternoon, at Bradford Beach.  I saw 5 Golden-winged Warblers, all male, on
Tuesday, at Warnimont Park.  I also had my FOF Cape May Warbler, on Friday,
at Sheridan Park.  I just wanted to share some photos with you, from the
last week.  They 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: seasonal yard firsts: South Milwaukee
From: "" <dmarc-noreply AT freelists.org> (Redacted sender "betsyacorn@aol.com" for DMARC)
Date: Sun, 21 Sep 2014 18:48:24 -0400
The first white throats arrived a week ago, probable returns given how familiar 
they were with the ground feeding zones. Today brought the first sapsucker and 
RB Grosbeak male. Warblers have been hunkered down and a bit too flitty to 
completely ID, tho Tennessee, Palms, YR's, ovenbird and Magnolia dominate. Gray 
cheek and swainsons thrush are thick if all those murmurings in the shrubs are 
any indication. Two out of four recent hummers remain. I thought they might 
hitch a ride outa dodge on the NW winds today, but they remain. 


One Bonaparte joined the regulars at the Grant Park Beach today; a single 
semipalmated plover work the algae mat there. The adjacent yacht club has 
chosen a particularly obnoxious deterrent recording of an injured bird and a 
raptor to play on a repetition timer. Such bad seasonal timing for it! I do 
wonder if it deters the shorebirds that could stop to refuel there. Steve 
Lubahn had a flyover Osprey at Grant, and said that the Sheridan slope was rife 
with life for about ten minutes before all were swept south with the winds. 


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Subject: Hawkwatching?
From: Evan Barrientos <emb326 AT cornell.edu>
Date: Sun, 21 Sep 2014 19:04:15 -0400
Hi folks,
The cool weather and NW winds have me thinking hawkwatching, but it's been
years since I've been in Wisconsin for hawk migration and I've forgotten
when activity usually starts up. Is now usually a decent time/have folks
started seeing any movement this year?
Thanks,
Evan B.
Milwaukee

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Subject: Lion's Den - Ozaukee County - Black-Billed Cuckoo
From: Chris Petherick <cpetherick AT me.com>
Date: Sun, 21 Sep 2014 21:05:17 +0000 (GMT)
Spent a couple hours at Lion's Den today and had a nice variety of warblers 
and other birds. The highlight for me was a Black-billed Cuckoo, which is a 
life bird for me. 

Warblers - Blackburnian, B&W, Magnolia, Bay-Breasted, Chestnut-sided, Palm, YR, 
N Parula, Redstart. 

Others - Swainson's and Gray-cheeked thrushes, towhee, merlin for the second 
time in a few weeks and in the same spot, pied-bill grebe 


Chris Petherick
Fox Point, Milwaukee County
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Subject: Fwd: Nature Explorer Walks -Picnic Point and Warner Park
From: Peter Fissel <pfissel AT library.wisc.edu>
Date: Sun, 21 Sep 2014 09:56:33 -0500
Date: Sep 17, 2014 10:22:18 PM
Subject: Nature Explorer Walks -Picnic Point and Warner Park
  
> 
> 
> 
> Peter - please fwd to wisbirdnet, thanks
> 
> 1.5 Miles 120 Minutes Observers: 18
> Comments: This is the Wed morning Nelson Inst. UW Nature Explorer program 
mentor training walk at Picnic Point led by Anke Keuser and Trish O'Kane and 
advisor Dr. Anna Pidgeon. A Warbling Vireo greeted the group on a quiet sunny 
45deg morning that brought shoreline activity by a nice variety of bird 
species. The students helped spot and identify a Swainsons Thrush, Pied-billed 
Grebe, Wood Ducks, and a Red-tailed Hawk mobbed by Blue Jays. A flock of 
Red-necked Phalaropes made a surprise end of walk lake appearance 

> 
> 9 Canada Goose 
> 2 Wood Duck 
> 12 Mallard 
> 1 American Black Duck x Mallard (hybrid) 
> 2 Pied-billed Grebe 
> 1 Osprey 
> 1 Red-tailed Hawk 
> 1 Killdeer 
> 6 Red-necked Phalarope flew by and landed in Lake Mendota and swam in circle 
feeding behavior 100 feet away. white wingbar noted in flight. winter colors. 

> 15 Ring-billed Gull 
> 2 Mourning Dove 
> 1 Ruby-throated Hummingbird 
> 1 Belted Kingfisher 
> 2 Red-bellied Woodpecker 
> 1 Downy Woodpecker 
> 2 Northern Flicker (Yellow-shafted) 
> 1 Eastern Phoebe 
> 1 Warbling Vireo 
> 6 Blue Jay 
> 3 American Crow 
> 2 Black-capped Chickadee 
> 1 White-breasted Nuthatch 
> 1 House Wren 
> 2 Swainson's Thrush 
> 2 American Robin 
> 1 Gray Catbird 
> 1 Common Yellowthroat 
> 1 Cape May Warbler 
> 1 Northern Parula 
> 1 Bay-breasted Warbler 
> 1 Dark-eyed Junco 
> 2 Northern Cardinal 
> 3 American Goldfinch 
> 
> Comments: This is the Wed afternoon Sherman Nature Explorer walk at Warner 
Park. After learning about the Bluebird Trail the UW student mentors explored 
the Big Thicket and Warner Woods and planned semester activities for the kids. 
The Bluebird house by Warner Park Center enjoyed by the Senior Lunch group was 
reinstalled in new landscaping 

> 
> 58 Canada Goose 
> 3 Mallard 
> 1 Osprey 
> 1 Red-tailed Hawk 
> 2 Sandhill Crane 
> 3 Ring-billed Gull 
> 2 Mourning Dove 
> 1 Ruby-throated Hummingbird 
> 1 Belted Kingfisher 
> 1 Least Flycatcher 
> 1 Blue Jay 
> 2 American Crow 
> 2 Black-capped Chickadee 
> 2 American Robin 
> 4 Gray Catbird 
> 1 Cedar Waxwing 
> 1 American Redstart 
> 4 Northern Cardinal 
> 4 American Goldfinch 
> 2 House Sparrow
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Subject: Birds & Beers Milwaukee - October 3rd
From: Tim Hahn <thahnbirder AT gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 21 Sep 2014 06:49:56 -0500
A heads up to our Milwaukee Birders, the next BIRDS & BEERS will be at the
Chancery in Wauwatosa on Friday October 3rd. We’ll gather about 6:30, and
since the Menomonee River Parkway is very nearby, some birding will likely
happen beforehand.
-- 
Tim Hahn
Pewaukee, WI
(Waukesha Cty)

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Subject: American White Pelicans-Lake Mendota
From: ARLENE KOZIOL <arlenekoziol AT mac.com>
Date: Sat, 20 Sep 2014 14:16:49 -0500
Hi,
I just had 29 American White Pelicans fly over Lake Mendota, Madison in Spring 
Harbor. Grabbed my camera and was able to get a far away ID shot. 

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Subject: Northern Mockingbird Iron County Upper Michigan
From: "Spencer Stehno" <pensacola634 AT gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 20 Sep 2014 00:08:22 -0500
Iron River Michigan - Ottawa Correctional Facility Road - North of US Hwy 2,
west of Iron River; Friday, September 19, 2014 - 6 PM - 64oF - wind SW 10mph
- Partly cloudy
 

Driving along, Northern Mockingbird flying in front flashing wing patches
and perching on tree branch 20 feet off of road.  I was surprised to find
this bird at this time of year this far north particularly as the weather
the week before had included several days of frost at night.



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Subject: Whimbrel at Lakeshore State Park in Milwaukee
From: Tim Hahn <thahnbirder AT gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 19 Sep 2014 22:42:23 -0500
One of the Whimbrels that has been seen periodically in the past couple
weeks was still present today at Lakeshore State Park near the Summerfest
grounds in Milwaukee.  A few of us were birding when we were told it was
still there, so we made our way over to find it. A gentleman who was
already looking at the bird waved us over, and said the bird has been very
tame, and may even approach you if you stand still.  And he was right!  I
was even able to get this brief video from ground level.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JszxLEBLXFs&feature=em-upload_owner

-- 
Tim Hahn
Pewaukee, WI
(Waukesha Cty)


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Subject: Parasitic Jaeger Bradford Beach Milwaukee 9/19/14, some images
From: Jim Edlhuber <jimedlhuber AT gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 19 Sep 2014 20:11:09 -0500
Hi all,
I made a run down to Bradford Beach about 10:00 am. I did a little looking
around and all that was present were 5 Sanderlings and 100 plus or minus
gulls coming and going. Jym M showed up and we met Spencer on the beach. We
were just doing some bird talk, talked some on Jaegers and could they show
up there at the beach etc. Out from nowhere Jym says, Jaeger, Jaeger,
jumping up and down. I thought he was seriously pulling our legs as we were
just talking about them. Moments later I realize it was no joke! We stood
back and watched this cool bird which I think is a juvenile cruise around
the beach area and some over the water trying to get a few shots to take
home. We thought it was going to land on the beach, finally it did. Just
for a moment, it looked around and off it went. It started heading north
and it took a left at north point out of sight. We looked at the beach, it
was unreal, there was no bird to be found anywhere, no gulls, no nothing!
We were lucky that Jym knows what to look for in a Jaeger, a big thanks to
him! It was a life bird and Spencer and I. We could have maybe missed the
big event if Jym was not present as when the bird first came in off the
lake it went right over us, circled above us, before it did some loops on
the beach cruising, brief stop and then gone. Beautiful day to be out
birding and it will be one of those birding days we will never forget!

Images from today at the link below if you care to view them:


http://www.windowtowildlife.com/parasitic-jaeger-bradford-beach-milwaukee-wisconsin-september-19-2014/ 


Thanks and good birding,

Jim Edlhuber

Town of Genesee Waukesha Co.


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Subject: Urban Ecology Center Bird Walk, September 18, 2014
From: Dennis Casper <denncasp.wisbirder AT gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 19 Sep 2014 18:12:35 -0500
Urban Ecology Center, Riverside Park, 1500 East Park Place, Milwaukee, WI
 53211
414-964-8505, www.UrbanEcologyCenter.org
Bird Walk
Thursdays,  8am-10am year round, Free and Open to the Public, All Ages
Welcome

Thursday,  September 18, 2014
53 degrees
Overcast
20 birders

Species:  44

32 Canada Goose
15 Mallard
101 Double-crested Cormorant
1 Great Blue Heron
1 Cooper’s Hawk
2 Herring Gull
23 Rock Pigeon
2 Mourning Dove
1 Black-billed Cuckoo
2 Ruby-throated Hummingbird

1 Belted Kingfisher
1 Red-bellied Woodpecker
4 Downy Woodpecker
1 Hairy Woodpecker
5 Northern Flicker
1 American Kestrel
1 Eastern Wood-Pewee
1 Great Crested Flycatcher
4 Red-eyed Vireo
3 Blue Jay

30 American Crow
4 Black-capped Chickadee
2 White-breasted Nuthatch
2 House Wren
1 Grey-cheeked Thrush
6 Swainson’s Thrush
9 American Robin
2 Gray Catbird
2 Cedar Waxwing
2 Black-and-white Warbler


6 American Redstart
2 Bay-breasted Warbler
1 Blackpoll Warbler
1 Black-throated Blue Warbler
1 Black-throated Green Warbler
1 Wilson’s Warbler
1 Field Sparrow
10 White-throated Sparrow
2 Northern Cardinal
1 Rose-breasted Grosbeak

1 Indigo Bunting
20 Common Grackle
57 American Goldfinch
3 House Sparrow

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Subject: Bradford Beach, Milwaukee - Jaeger 9/19
From: "Jym Mooney & Carol Lee Hopkins" <hopmoon AT milwpc.com>
Date: Fri, 19 Sep 2014 12:20:34 -0500
Jim Edlhuber, Spencer Jablonski, and I were chatting on Bradford Beach about 
10:30 this morning when a large juvenile JAEGER came flying in from the south. 
It circled and flew over our heads and the beach for a few minutes, even 
landing briefly on the sand. Jim and Spencer got photos (the bird was moving so 
fast I didnt even try with my little camera). The bird disappeared as quickly 
as it appeared. We will study the photos and probably get some advice before we 
nail down the species. Needless to say, a very exciting morning for us. (These 
guys thought I was just pulling their legs at first. There I am jumping up and 
down and yelling Jaeger, jaeger! while they just stand there with their 
cameras slung at their sides!) 

Jym Mooney, Milwaukee
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Subject: Door County Yard birds, FOY junco
From: Paul Regnier <doorcountypaul AT gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 19 Sep 2014 10:36:09 -0500
To our great surprise this morning, a lone junco was in our yard looking
pretty sharp.  Adding to that, on Wednesday we saw 3 separate high flying
flocks of geese cruise over Sturgeon Bay.  Also, more than the usual leaves
turning early color, especially maples.
We thought our hummers left, then yesterday morning a female shows up at a
one of the feeders.  The red-headed woodpecker family appears to have gone
south.

A Palm and several Nashvilles were in the yard yesterday and this morning.

Five young rose-breasted grosbeaks continue to stuff themselves at the
sunflower feeder.  Really fun to watch the plumage change onthese
youngsters.  Adults showing up only occasionally. We had at least 2
nestings of grosbeaks. At one time this summer we had 11 grosbeaks at the
feeders.

Bird on!

Paul

Paul Regnier
Door County Nature & Travel LLC
P. O. Box 136
Baileys Harbor, WI 54202 USA
920-493-1572
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Subject: Milwaukee Lakefront/Lake Park - Lesser Black-backed Gull
From: Tim Hahn <thahnbirder AT gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 18 Sep 2014 22:59:00 -0500
I spent the day birding along the lakeshore in Milwaukee at North Point and
Bradford Beach, as well as in nearby Lake Park netting 60 species for the
day. Birding along the lake was slow, although a fly-by Osprey and a loon
of some sort did make an appearance. A few shorebirds were on the algae
mats at the NP Snack Bar, including Sanderling and Semipalmated Sandpipers
and Plovers.
Lake Park was far more birdy, with 14 species of warblers hanging out in
the ravines. A WILSON'S, a handful of NORTHERN WATERTHRUGH, and gobs of
MAGNOLIAs were the highlights. The first-winter female plumaged Magnolia
seemed to dominate the park, as these birds were everywhere. A very cool
plumage if you ask me. Also of note in the park were a YELLOW-BILLED
CUCKOO, a GRAY-CHEEKED THRUSH, a couple LINCOLN'S SPARROWS, and a good
number of RUBY-THROATED HUMMINGBIRDS that seemed to have established mini
territories amongst the Jewel Weed in the ravines.

The bird of the day was probably a full adult LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL that
snuck onto the beach late in the afternoon as a few of us birders were
chatting. It hung out with the resident gulls for a few minutes and then
moved south and out of view.  I've included a link of the pic I took below.
It seems to have a defect with its bill/tongue, but it's hard to make out
what is actually going on. I believe Jym Mooney has a better shot of this
bird and it's weird deformity if anyone is interested.

I plan to be back at the lake to see what tonight's migration brings in. A
few friends will be accompanying me this time, and any more are welcome to
join us!

Cheers!

https://www.flickr.com/photos/123643559 AT N05/15097559177/


Tim Hahn
Pewaukee, WI
(Waukesha Cty)


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Subject: Sapsucker, white-throateds MKE
From: Jennifer Ambrose <jenthreat AT gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 18 Sep 2014 13:55:05 -0500
I saw my first of fall sapsucker and several small groups of White-throated
Sparrows at Sheridan Park this afternoon. Plenty of warblers were zooming
around as well, although the poor lighting made it difficult to ID many of
them. Redstarts were the most prominent. I saw one Yellow rumped, a few
Magnolias, B&Ws, and a Palm. A few Red-eyed Vireos, catbirds and Downys
were present too. I thought I heard kinglets but didn't see them.
Good birding,
Jennifer A
Milwaukee


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Subject: Sabine's Gull - Bayfield County
From: Ryan Brady <ryanbrady10 AT hotmail.com>
Date: Thu, 18 Sep 2014 10:30:35 -0600
I had a SABINE'S GULL on Chequamegon Bay this morning, in the company of ~15 
Bonaparte's Gulls off the old coaldock (near the marina) in Washburn, Bayfield 
County. Unfortunately, it was distant and didn't stick around. 


This was my first-ever Sabine's sighting here and only our second Chequamegon 
Bay area record. There were many more Bonaparte's and terns (mostly Commons, 
some Forster's) around today so I'd be surprised to not hear some good things 
from those at Wisconsin Point this morning... 


Ryan Brady
Washburn, Bayfield County, WI
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Subject: Wisconsin Point - jaeger slam!
From: "Tom Schultz" <trschultz AT centurytel.net>
Date: Wed, 17 Sep 2014 21:27:04 -0500
(Sorry, thought I had posted this earlier this evening, but apparently I 
hadn’t... ) 

I just got off the phone with Daryl Tessen, who was out on Wisconsin Point 
(Superior) all day. He said that other than the Sabine’s Gulls that Ty and 
Ida reported earlier, it was very quiet for the morning. He said it was 
warm and sunny, with light winds, and few birds were moving.

Around 1:00 PM, however, he said a cold front hit, with a north wind 
whipping up to 30-45 mph, and the temperature dropping about 20 degrees. He 
said that about 10-15 minutes later the action got pretty wild, with SEVEN 
jaegers in view. He said that 5 of them were Parasitics, with one Pomarine 
and one Long-tailed. He mentioned that Robbye Johnson got photos of the 
Pomarine.

Daryl said that the action lasted about 30 minutes, with some of the jaegers 
apparently landing on Lake Superior -- but the big waves made it impossible 
to find them on the water.

Later, walking down the Point they encountered good numbers of passerines, 
and he mentioned finding 17 warbler species.

Tom Schultz
Green Lake Co. 

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Subject: Black-throated Green Warblers
From: "Sue Peterson" <suechick AT charter.net>
Date: Wed, 17 Sep 2014 16:20:21 -0500
This mid-afternoon we had 5 Black-throated Green Warblers using our birdbath. I 
think that is a record high number of BTG Warblers together in our yard. We 
think they nest yearly across the street in a stand of hemlocks. Four bathed 
together (they were not a mature male) then a mature male bathed a few minutes 
later, alone. 

Yesterday the female Pileated Woodpecker was still feeding - twice – a young 
male Pileated. Though he is now bigger than she is. This is quite late for 
feeding a Pileated youth, I think. 


Sue Peterson
Ephraim Door Co.   

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Subject: Sabine's Gulls
From: Ida Baumann <tynida AT gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 17 Sep 2014 10:01:17 -0500
About 6:50 Wed. morning we had 3 Sabine's Gulls to the east from parking
lot #1 beach just before the sun rose over the clouds on Wisconsin Point -
Superior.  Horner Grebe, Merlins & Peregrine Falcon. Common Terns,
Boneparte's Gulls but so far no Jaeger ( Ty saw one yesterday briefly). 8
species of ducks.
Beware of very bad road conditions coming into and through the point. Don't
be looking at birds and hit a big pot hole.  This road is even worse than
the Alaskan Highway.
Ida & Ty Baumann Madison
Staying a week near Superior

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Subject: Re: common species in steep decline
From: "Steve Thiessen" <stevethiessen AT charter.net>
Date: Wed, 17 Sep 2014 09:29:10 -0500


 I finally looked at this list. It really makes you think a bit deeper about 
some of our common birds. Who would have thought Grackle. I see flocks of a 
couple hundred at a time. But then I thought about my area in Stoughton. 
Still very common, but are their as many nesting in my block as before. I 
don't think so.
 I'm just a Wisconsin birder, so I don't see the big picture on many of 
these species. Looking at the Long-tailed Duck, for us, it just seems like 
they just moved further from shore, in the winter.
 For a number of years I thought the numbers of Pintails was up in 
Wisconsin. But did that mean they lost large areas of the nesting grounds? 
Or a shift like the pelicans did. A 2 year drought could really knock 
numbers down.
 Thanks Bill, for keeping us up to date with many of avian friends. Steve 
Thiessen Stoughton Dane co.
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "William Mueller" 
To: "wisbirdn" 
Sent: Sunday, September 14, 2014 4:25 PM
Subject: [wisb] common species in steep decline


>A quote from the recent State of the Birds report:
> "AS PART OF THE 2014 STATE OF THE BIRDS REPORT,
> a team of scientists from the North American Bird Conservation
> Initiative (NABCI) identified the 33 U.S. common bird species in
> steep decline. These are common birds that do not meet Watch
> List criteria, yet according to long-term monitoring surveys are
> rapidly declining throughout their range. They have lost more
> than half their global population over the past four decades.
> We know that birds that are abundant today can undergo a mas-
> sive population collapse with surprising rapidity. Passenger Pi-
> geon populations crashed from 2 to 3 billion birds to none in the
> wild in just 40 years. Keeping common birds common, while we
> still can, is as important as preventing extinctions of rare species."
>
> To see the list of species, go to:
>
> http://www.stateofthebirds.org/habitats/2014%20SotB%20CBinSD_FINAL.pdf
>
>
> William Mueller
> Director, Western Great Lakes Bird and Bat Observatory
> WGLBBO online: wglbbo.org
> wpmueller1947 AT gmail.com
> office  262-285-3374
> cell   414-698-9108
> blog: futureofbirds.blogspot.com
> Belgium, WI
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Subject: Re: Monarch milwaukee and Ozaukee counties today
From: "Dan and Mary Pat Panetti" <dpanetti AT wi.rr.com>
Date: Wed, 17 Sep 2014 08:22:33 -0500
While at work in Mequon yesterday, I also had a great monarch day!  Easily 
saw six or seven every minute, and then when I grabbed a pair of binocs, 
realized there were ten or fifteen every minute.  Some were so high, they 
were beyond the naked eye.  I kept watching off and on until 6 pm and they 
were still moving strong!  **Also nice movement of green darner dragonflies.
Dan Panetti
S.E. Ozaukee county


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Subject: [wisb] Monarch milwaukee and Ozaukee counties today


> Monarch skies.  Everywhere.  I was in Grafton working, and counted 
> hundreds in flyover and refueling on nearby New England Asters and 
> Goldenrod.  I even got a photo of one on a Purple Loosestrife!  (invasive 
> species)  At the Grafton Home Depot parking lot, I witnessed hundreds in 
> five minutes.  I was struck by how many I passed beneath when driving 
> north on the Hoan Bridge connecting southern and northern Milwaukee 
> County.  They were buffeted to and fro from the traffic beneath them, but 
> persevered in their - can we say courageous? -  flight south.  In Oz 
> County, the Redstarts were thick as well. I had a yellow billed cuckoo 
> that I heard before finally getting an all-too-brief glimpse of in an 
> apple tree.
>
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Subject: Hummingbirds!
From: David Sample <dwsample414 AT gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 16 Sep 2014 21:41:30 -0500
Absolute Ruby-throated hummingbird mayhem in my backyard in Madison near
dusk tonight.  I counted at least 8 at one time, but I think there were
more (I have 3 feeders up).  They were in a frenzy, feeding, chasing, and
harassing one another.  It was really entertaining to watch.  Maybe close
to their last hurrah.
David Sample - Madison, Dane County

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Subject: monarch message
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Date: Tue, 16 Sep 2014 21:15:03 -0400
sorry.  No signatorious on previous message.  

Betsy Abert, South Milwaukee 
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Subject: Monarch milwaukee and Ozaukee counties today
From: "" <dmarc-noreply AT freelists.org> (Redacted sender "betsyacorn@aol.com" for DMARC)
Date: Tue, 16 Sep 2014 21:13:44 -0400
Monarch skies. Everywhere. I was in Grafton working, and counted hundreds in 
flyover and refueling on nearby New England Asters and Goldenrod. I even got a 
photo of one on a Purple Loosestrife! (invasive species) At the Grafton Home 
Depot parking lot, I witnessed hundreds in five minutes. I was struck by how 
many I passed beneath when driving north on the Hoan Bridge connecting southern 
and northern Milwaukee County. They were buffeted to and fro from the traffic 
beneath them, but persevered in their - can we say courageous? - flight south. 
In Oz County, the Redstarts were thick as well. I had a yellow billed cuckoo 
that I heard before finally getting an all-too-brief glimpse of in an apple 
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Subject: Re: Bradford Beach
From: "Jym Mooney & Carol Lee Hopkins" <hopmoon AT milwpc.com>
Date: Tue, 16 Sep 2014 20:12:35 -0500
And a Peregrine Falcon also flew through and buzzed the beach around 4.

Jym Mooney, Milwaukee

-----Original Message----- 
From: Peter Dunn
Sent: Tuesday, September 16, 2014 4:47 PM
To: jenthreat AT gmail.com
Cc: Birders
Subject: [wisb] Re: Bradford Beach

There were 20+ sanderlings, 2 Baird’s sandpipers and a few semi plovers at 
Bradford Beach around 3 PM, but there was more disturbance and the birds 
seemed more skittish than this morning, when there were also semi sandpipers 
and a few western sandpipers.  Oh yes, two merlins also flew by around 1030 
AM chasing after the shorebirds.

Peter Dunn
Professor
Department of Biological Sciences
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
PO Box 413
Milwaukee, WI 53201 USA

On Sep 16, 2014, at 4:36 PM, Jennifer Ambrose  wrote:

> Literally, there is not a peep on any of the algae matts right now...no
> shorebirds, only gulls.
> Jennifer A
> Milwaukee 


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Subject: Re: Sheridan Park, Milw Co.
From: Jennifer Ambrose <jenthreat AT gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 16 Sep 2014 19:50:41 -0500
I was there between 6-7pm last night and there were easily over (probably
well over) one hundred warblers present. They were dripping from the trees.
The majority were Blackpoll or redstart, along with several B&W, and a few
Palm. I found one each of Cape May, Chesnut-sided, Nashville, and
Blackburnian.
At Lake Park earlier today, the majority were redstarts, with maybe a half
dozen Yellow-rumped. I saw one parula and Black-throated Green. Grosbeaks
and hummers were still around...I saw a half dozen White-throated Sparrows,
too.

And the monarch butterflies today...wow!

Jennifer A
Milwaukee
On Sep 16, 2014 7:30 PM, "Andrea Szymczak"  wrote:

> Uh oh.....is this already the beginning of the end?
> I had four personal Fall "firsts" this evening that made me
> wonder........YELLOW-RUMPED WARBLER, RUBY-CR KINGLET, WHITE-THR & LINCOLN'S
> SPARROW.
> Also saw quite a few BLACKPOLL's (at least 8) and, strangely, not a single
> Tennessee, which have seemed to be overly abundant this year.
> Andrea Szymczak
> Waukesha, WI
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Subject: Re: Sheridan Park, Milw Co.
From: Ryan Brady <ryanbrady10 AT hotmail.com>
Date: Tue, 16 Sep 2014 18:47:36 -0600
Here's what I posted to the Wisconsin Birding facebook page yesterday: "A 
decent morning at my house near Washburn, Bayfield County, today. Warbler 
numbers and diversity are waning, though I still had 15 species including my 
first ORANGE-CROWNED of the year. Interestingly, my arrival date for 
Orange-crowned Warbler has been Sept 15 or 16 in three of the last four years. 
Also had notable influxes of Ruby-crowned Kinglet, Red-breasted Nuthatch, Pine 
Siskin, and other short-distance migrants. Full eBird checklist at 
http://ebird.org/ebird/wi/view/checklist?subID=S19841199." 


Also of interest from a "what's north of you" perspective is this yesterday 
report from Duluth: 


https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/hawkridge/conversations/messages/1529

And this morning I had 21 White-throated Sparrows at my feeders so things are 
progressing... 


Ryan Brady
Washburn, Bayfield County, WI
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> Date: Tue, 16 Sep 2014 19:28:39 -0500
> Subject: [wisb] Sheridan Park, Milw Co.
> From: harrierhawk1 AT gmail.com
> To: wisbirdn AT freelists.org
>
> Uh oh.....is this already the beginning of the end?
> I had four personal Fall "firsts" this evening that made me
> wonder........YELLOW-RUMPED WARBLER, RUBY-CR KINGLET, WHITE-THR & LINCOLN'S
> SPARROW.
> Also saw quite a few BLACKPOLL's (at least 8) and, strangely, not a single
> Tennessee, which have seemed to be overly abundant this year.
> Andrea Szymczak
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Subject: Sheridan Park, Milw Co.
From: Andrea Szymczak <harrierhawk1 AT gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 16 Sep 2014 19:28:39 -0500
Uh oh.....is this already the beginning of the end?
I had four personal Fall "firsts" this evening that made me
wonder........YELLOW-RUMPED WARBLER, RUBY-CR KINGLET, WHITE-THR & LINCOLN'S
SPARROW.
Also saw quite a few BLACKPOLL's (at least 8) and, strangely, not a single
Tennessee, which have seemed to be overly abundant this year.
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Subject: Sanderling skirmish at Bradford Beach Milwaukee 9/14/14, some images
From: Jim Edlhuber <jimedlhuber AT gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 16 Sep 2014 18:52:07 -0500
Hi all,
On Sunday as the Sanderlings were busy feeding on Bradford Beach, I
observed a skirmish take place near me. I have not witnessed one of this
length before and so full of action, usually it is just a little wing
action or poking.  When I looked at the images as what all took place in a
matter of seconds it was incredible. Amazing that one Sanderling pushes
another Sanderling down with its bill to the algae mat. I apologize for any
blurry or poor quality images, but I did not want to leave out any of the
of action shots. Images are in order from start to finish from the event as
it happened.

Link to Sanderling skirmish if you care to view them:


http://www.windowtowildlife.com/sanderling-skirmish-bradford-beach-milwaukee-wisconsin-september-14-2014/ 


Thanks and good birding,

Jim Edlhuber

Town of Genesee, Waukesha Co.


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Subject: Audubon program, MKE, birds of Chile, tomorrow.
From: Jennifer Ambrose <jenthreat AT gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 16 Sep 2014 18:49:08 -0500
Sorry for the late notice everyone. See below for details about Mike
Wanger's talk about his trip to Chile. It is a good one, so try to make it
out if you can.
Jennifer
Milwaukee
>
> "Red Hot Chile Peepers"
>
> September 17, 7:00 PM
>
> Wehr Nature Center
>
> 9701 W. College Avenue
>
> Wisconsin Metro Audubon Society invites you to attend a slide-show
presentation by local birding enthusiast Mike Wanger, as he describes his
first-time visit to his brother's home in Chile. Come spend an hour with
Mike as he shares his bird potographs, adventures, and misadventure in the
idyllic setting in which his world traveling brother chose to retire. Mike
will relate hs pre-trip reseach methods which allowed him to confidently
identify and photograph over seventy species without local assistance. He
will also provide a window into the local Chilean culture: its people,
environment and adaptations. He'll demonstrate thta it is possible to
satisfy a birding addiciotn without one's siblings calling for an
intervention. But mostly he'll show you some beautiful birds.
>
> The program is free and open to the public. Please forward to invite a
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Subject: Re: Bradford Beach
From: Peter Dunn <pdunn AT uwm.edu>
Date: Tue, 16 Sep 2014 16:47:34 -0500
There were 20+ sanderlings, 2 Bairds sandpipers and a few semi plovers at 
Bradford Beach around 3 PM, but there was more disturbance and the birds seemed 
more skittish than this morning, when there were also semi sandpipers and a few 
western sandpipers. Oh yes, two merlins also flew by around 1030 AM chasing 
after the shorebirds. 


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Professor
Department of Biological Sciences
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
PO Box 413
Milwaukee, WI 53201 USA

On Sep 16, 2014, at 4:36 PM, Jennifer Ambrose  wrote:

> Literally, there is not a peep on any of the algae matts right now...no
> shorebirds, only gulls.
> Jennifer A
> Milwaukee
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Subject: Bradford Beach
From: Jennifer Ambrose <jenthreat AT gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 16 Sep 2014 16:36:42 -0500
Literally, there is not a peep on any of the algae matts right now...no
shorebirds, only gulls.
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Subject: Update: WGLBBO water bird watch Harrington Beach SP
From: Calvin Brennan <vermivora AT hotmail.com>
Date: Tue, 16 Sep 2014 16:20:34 -0300
Greetings!
 
Migration continues to build along the Lakeshore here with close to 18 thousand 
total birds tallied of 93 species(obviously includes all species of migrants, 
not just water birds). Largest numbers are for Double-crested Cormorant 
(10,460), Canada Goose (2,756) and Barn Swallow (1,043). Recent highlights have 
included several Parasitic Jaegers, Lesser Black-backed Gull and just today, 
American White Pelican and Whimbrel. Eighteen warbler species have been seen, 
the best being yesterday's Golden-winged. 

 
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Subject: 3 GWWAs at SANC, MKE
From: Evan Barrientos <emb326 AT cornell.edu>
Date: Tue, 16 Sep 2014 13:47:46 -0400
Just wanted to report that I found three GOLDEN-WINGED WARBLERS at Schlitz
Audubon Nature Center this morning, along with 39 other species. Full list
below.
Evan B
Milwaukee

Schlitz Audubon Nature Center, Milwaukee, US-WI
Sep 16, 2014 8:15 AM - 10:30 AM
Protocol: Traveling
1.75 mile(s)
Comments:     TA 45-55. Sunny. Slight breeze. Walked to Mystery Pond, east
prairie, north bluff, and up to center.
40 species (+2 other taxa)

Mallard  1
Wild Turkey  1
Green Heron  1     Hunting in mystery pond. Caught and ate medium sized
green frog.
Cooper's Hawk  1
Ring-billed Gull  X
Herring Gull  X
Chimney Swift  3
Belted Kingfisher  1
Red-bellied Woodpecker  2
Downy Woodpecker  5
Hairy Woodpecker  1
Northern Flicker  1
Red-eyed Vireo  4
Blue Jay  7
American Crow  2
Black-capped Chickadee  32
Red-breasted Nuthatch  1
White-breasted Nuthatch  5
House Wren  1
Winter Wren  1
Gray-cheeked Thrush  1
Swainson's Thrush  1
Catharus sp.  3
American Robin  6
Gray Catbird  5
Cedar Waxwing  1
Ovenbird  2
Northern Waterthrush  2     Pair calling to each other
Golden-winged Warbler  3     Adult male and unknown together near preschool
play area north of center. Adult male at bottom of bluff just north of main
path down bluff.
Black-and-white Warbler  3
Nashville Warbler  1
Common Yellowthroat  6
American Redstart  4
Magnolia Warbler  7
Chestnut-sided Warbler  1
Blackpoll Warbler  4
Palm Warbler  1
warbler sp.  2
Song Sparrow  1
Lincoln's Sparrow  1
Northern Cardinal  2
American Goldfinch  56

View this checklist online at
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Subject: Wisconsin Point report from today
From: "Tom Schultz" <trschultz AT centurytel.net>
Date: Mon, 15 Sep 2014 18:29:32 -0500
I just got off the phone with Daryl Tessen, who normally calls me during the 
week preceding our WSO Jaegerfest field trip. He always heads up early in the 
week, and today he spent the day on the Point. 

He reported that there was only one jaeger present today, the dark-morph 
juvenile Parasitic that has been there several days. The two light-morphs that 
were present last week have not been spotted recently. The Red Knot that was 
also present recently was not seen, but they did have an Avocet on the 
breakwall near the harbor entrance, a Buff-breasted Sandpiper on the beach for 
a while, and lots of Sanderlings have been present. 


Only a few Bonaparte’s Gulls were spotted today, along with an adult Lesser 
Black-backed. As you may have seen posted earlier by Chris West, an ARCTIC TERN 
was spotted among a flock of 20 Common Terns, and a few Forster’s were also 
seen. 


Daryl reported that the numbers of waterbirds have been quite low so far this 
year, with few ducks (5 species) and no loons today. They did spot a 
Short-eared Owl as it came flying across from Minnesota, then later a Northern 
Harrier that was harassing some gulls. 


He said that the mosquitoes on the Point were pretty bad this year, at least 
when one is out of the wind, so be prepared for that. In compensation, however, 
he said they found a total of 21 warbler species! The numbers of sparrows were 
fairly low, with nothing unusual. Altogether they had 78 species for the day. 


As Peter Fissel commented earlier, there is some rain in the forecast for later 
in the week, so be prepared for that if you are coming. As he said, a rain suit 
would be advisable (and rubber boots), as well as a plastic sheet and rubber 
bands to protect one’s scope. Another good idea is to bring a couple of lens 
cloths or handkerchiefs for periodically wiping lenses. We tend not to bird if 
there is moderate to heavy rain falling, but sprinkles or light rain might be 
braved. 


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


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Subject: Re: Alert - Western Sandpiper, Milwaukee 9/15
From: Jeremy Meyer <jmeyer4044 AT gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 15 Sep 2014 17:10:18 -0500
Still present now. I watched it for the last couple hours, near the middle
of the beach, on a algae mat.  There are a lot of birds there! 8 Baird's,
10+ Semipalmated Plovers & Sandpipers, a few Least and massive amounts of
Sanderlings.
Jeremy Meyer
Franklin, Milwaukee
On Sep 14, 2014 1:29 PM, "Jym Mooney & Carol Lee Hopkins" <
hopmoon AT milwpc.com> wrote:

> Jennifer Birdspazz and Rita Wiskowski report a WESTERN SANDPIPER at
> Bradford Beach in Milwaukee this morning, on the algae mat at the south end
> of the beach.
> Jym Mooney, Milwaukee
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Subject: Manitowoc County American avocets
From: Rob <robzeeee AT gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 15 Sep 2014 14:16:50 -0500
MANITOWOC COUNTY AVOCETS There are currently three American avocets at the 
Goodwin Rd. prairie pond at Woodland Dunes Nature Center, Two Rivers, Manitowoc 
County. Beautiful birds! 

Rob Zimmer
Appleton, Outagamie County

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Subject: and then, news on grassland birds
From: William Mueller <wpmueller1947 AT gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 15 Sep 2014 12:58:51 -0500
http://www.stateofthebirds.org/habitats/grasslands
William Mueller
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WGLBBO online: wglbbo.org
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Subject: outlook for shorebird populations
From: William Mueller <wpmueller1947 AT gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 15 Sep 2014 12:37:29 -0500
Although grassland birds were (for a while) the group that had the worst
population forecast, that has changed. See the State of the Birds report (
www.stateofthebirds.org) to see this latest information: "Shorebirds are
declining more than many other species groups. Long-term migration counts
for 19 shorebird species show an alarming 50% decline since 1974. Declines
are particularly strong for long-distance migrants that
breed in the Arctic and boreal forest. Species with the
steepest declines include Red Knot, Hudsonian Godwit,
and Ruddy Turnstone. Long-distance migrants require
healthy stopover habitats along their entire pathway, and
the chain of sites is only as strong as the weakest link. For
example, overharvesting of horseshoe crab eggs in Delaware Bay can threaten
the entire Atlantic coastal population of Red Knots, as they depend on this
food source during their intercontinental migration. Cooperative
international efforts are needed to improve the outlook for
Red Knots and other winged ambassadors."
William Mueller
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Subject: Re: Lancaster bird spot
From: "Peter A. Fissel" <pfissel AT library.wisc.edu>
Date: Mon, 15 Sep 2014 12:31:51 -0500
For anyone who's never been through Lancaster, I highly recommend going 
out of your way to do so.  Since it's the Grant County seat, there's a 
lovely old courthouse downtown.  It would be a great drive on a crisp 
autumn day, especially as the leaves begin to turn.  And if you want to 
keep going to the Mississippi River, I'm told that the Potosi Brewery 
has good food (and if you happen to quaff a Good Old Potosi or two, 
please bird responsibly afterwards.  Hmmm... perhaps there could be a 
midday Birds'n Beers some Saturday this fall... hmmm...)

Peter Fissel
Madison WI

On 9/15/2014 11:42 AM, Nancy Nabak wrote:
> Hey guys,
> I was visiting my hometown yesterday and a friend told me about the Lancaster 
Trail. It is one mile northwest of Lancaster on Cty K at the bottom of the hill 
- there's a gate to the right. It's a fairly new trail put in as an Eagle Scout 
project (Eric Fritz) and a LOVELY trail. If you are birding in S.W. WI, I 
highly recommend it. I saw various warblers species including Oven birds, Am. 
Redstarts, Blackburnian warblers and Black & White warblers among others. It's 
really a very beautiful trail with mature mixed woods and open prairie areas. 
There is also an amazing old Oak on the trail, can't miss it, which I have 
named "Noel." 

>
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> Green Bay
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Subject: Door County FOY A Tree Sparrows, young redhead etc.
From: Paul Regnier <doorcountypaul AT gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 15 Sep 2014 11:55:30 -0500
Greeting Fall Birders,
Finally, a young red headed wood pecker showed up at our feeders.  Starting
Friday, he/she's been dining daily on the suet, and being rather dominating
over the young competing blue jays.  This is the first youngster I've ever
had at our feeder/yard.  We've been lucky to have an adult frequent the
yard for most of the summer, but we never saw two adults together so we
kept wondering.

The FOY American Tree Sparrow showed up today.  The Lincolns came back this
week and we had excellent views today.  I believe we have two at this time.

We have a bumper crop of young A. Goldfinches this year.  Youngsters are
still chasing adults and begging for food.

All our RT hummers seem to be gone.  We had a female and a this year's male
stayed around until last Tuesday or Wednesday. Waiting impatiently for a
rufous to show up.  Watch your feeders, they're in Wisconsin.

Fall warblers seen at our feeders/yard over the week include Wilson's,
black-throated greens, yellow-rump, pine, redstarts, Tennessee, Nashvilles,
and black and white.  Has anyone else noticed a rather large number of
Tennessee warblers around this fall?

Shore birding has been rather disappointing this fall.  Not much shoreline
left due to the higher Lake level.  We did see one solitary sandpiper in a
rain storm puddle this past week along highway 57 across from the Ridges
Motel and 2 American bitterns at the Shoenbrunn/Rowleys Bay beach.

Last Sunday Cindy and I were entertained by a sharpie and blue jays for
nearly 15 minutes.  The sharpie flew figure 8s around the house/yard and
circled non-stop as the blue jays (young and mature) chased and then were
chased etc.  The raptor came within 10 feet of us several times as we stood
watching in the backyard.  Lots of screaming and calling.  Great aerial
show.

Enjoy

Paul

Paul Regnier
Door County Nature & Travel LLC
P. O. Box 136
Baileys Harbor, WI 54202 USA
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Subject: Lancaster bird spot
From: Nancy Nabak <nnabak AT sbcglobal.net>
Date: Mon, 15 Sep 2014 09:42:36 -0700
Hey guys,
I was visiting my hometown yesterday and a friend told me about the Lancaster 
Trail. It is one mile northwest of Lancaster on Cty K at the bottom of the hill 
- there's a gate to the right. It's a fairly new trail put in as an Eagle Scout 
project (Eric Fritz) and a LOVELY trail. If you are birding in S.W. WI, I 
highly recommend it. I saw various warblers species including Oven birds, Am. 
Redstarts, Blackburnian warblers and Black & White warblers among others. It's 
really a very beautiful trail with mature mixed woods and open prairie areas. 
There is also an amazing old Oak on the trail, can't miss it, which I have 
named "Noel." 


Nancy Nabak
Green Bay

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Subject: Jaegerfest tips for newbies
From: "Peter A. Fissel" <pfissel AT library.wisc.edu>
Date: Mon, 15 Sep 2014 09:49:33 -0500
I just checked the forecast for Superior for later this week, and it 
looks as though rain gear is strongly advised, especially for Friday and 
Saturday.  It's worth investing in a full rain suit (jacket and pants) 
if you don't have one yet.  Even though temps are forecast to be fairly 
mild from Friday-Sunday, you still want to bring a few extra layers, as 
it can vary quite dramatically depending on which side of the point 
you're on and which direction the wind is coming from.  At present, 
looks like NNE on Thursday, but unfortunately, SSW on Friday-Saturday. 
(Winds out of the Northeast usually are better, as it pushes birds 
closer to shore.)

Other items to remember are gloves, a chair (lawn chairs with tubular 
legs are a bit problematic, especially if you lose the end caps - 
speaking from experience...), and plastic bags or sheeting to cover your 
scope if it's raining (plus some big rubber bands to secure the plastic.)

To see more about the trip, see the WSO website:  http://wsobirds.org/

Be sure to click on the "more information" link for photos of what to 
expect.  (Hmmm... just realized I'm in the shot of the group gathered at 
Grizzly's for the after-birding dinner.  I'm the anti-social one looking 
at the TV.  The Brewers game must have been on...)

Peter Fissel
Madison WI
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Subject: Arctic Tern + others at WI Point
From: Chris West <little_blue_birdie AT msn.com>
Date: Mon, 15 Sep 2014 09:05:49 -0500
Hey everyone, 

I just received a report from Rob Pendergast and Daryl Tessen who said it just 
started to get a little more interesting at Wisconsin Point. 

They report that overall it has been very quiet with occasional bursts of 
birds, but they did have some fun ones to report. 


The first was an adult ARCTIC TERN seen this morning with a group of Commons 
from the beach at the first parking lot. 


They also report a dark-morph Parasitic Jaeger, a Lesser Black-backed Gull, and 
Rob saw a Short-eared Owl. 




--Chris W(Who is stuck at work this week instead of out birding at the Point) 



Happy Birding! --Chris W, Richland CountyTour leader Swallowtail Birding Tours 
swallowtailbirdingtours.comhttp://swallowtailedkite.blogspot.com/ 
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Interpretive Naturalist Mississippi Explorer Cruises
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"The beauty and genius of a work of art may be reconceived, though its first 
material expression be destroyed; a vanished harmony may yet again inspire the 
composer; but when the last individual of a race of living things breathes no 
more, another heaven and another earth must pass before such a one can be 
again." 


(From William Beebe's "The Bird: Its Form and Function," 1906) 		 	   		  
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Subject: Western Sandpiper Bradford Beach Milwaukee Co. 9/14/14, some images...
From: Jim Edlhuber <jimedlhuber AT gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 14 Sep 2014 20:04:58 -0500
Hi all,
The decided to make a trip to Bradford Beach this morning in Milwaukee. It
was an exciting few hours. When I arrived at the algae mat on the south end
of the beach, I noticed what I thought was a Western Sandpiper. Moments
later it was out of sight. I walk the beach to the north as there was
another good size algae mat. Nothing was there other than Sanderlings. When
I returned to the south end of the beach other birders had arrived and they
confirmed that a Western Sandpiper was present. It was a juvenile. We had
nice views, and it came and went during the day as it was flushed from the
areas as many folks were out walking the beach and enjoying the nice
weather. At one time I stood near the south mat and a Plover appeared, not
sure which one, seconds later it was gone! Moments later a Ruddy Turnstone
appeared that bird was also gone in less than 30 seconds. That Bradford
beach has really been bringing some great shorebirds recently, I hope it
continues! It was nice too, to see a few birding friends I have not seen
for a while.

Some images from today of the Western Sandpiper if you care to view them:


http://www.windowtowildlife.com/western-sandpiper-bradford-beach-milwaukee-wisconsin-sept-14-2014/ 


Thanks and good birding,

Jim Edlhuber

Town of Genesee Waukesha Co.


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Subject: Re: Alert - Western Sandpiper, Milwaukee 9/14
From: "Tom Wood" <tcwood729 AT wi.rr.com>
Date: Sun, 14 Sep 2014 18:30:42 -0500
Later in the afternoon the Western Sandpiper had moved farther north on the
beach and was with the Sanderlings, Semipalmated Sandpipers, and a Baird's
Sandpiper on an algae mat in approximately the same area where the Western
Sandpiper was last year. It disappears for long periods of time, probably in
response to the presence of an adult Peregrine Falcon. Jim Edlhuber and I
saw the falcon fly in and take a shorebird even farther north on the beach.
I guess the best way to find it is to check all the large patches of algae
along the beach. This bird is the smallest Western Sandpiper I have seen in
Wisconsin and did not appear to be any larger than the Semipalmated
Sandpipers. The bill, although long, slightly drooped, and sharply pointed
is also on the short size. Perhaps this indicates it is a young male. Look
for the two upper rows of brilliant rufous scapulars and a rufous tinge on
the mantle. Overall the white areas look cleaner and brighter without the
dinginess seen on the Semipalmated Sandpipers.
Thomas Wood, Menomonee Falls, Waukesha County

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Sent: Sunday, September 14, 2014 1:29 PM
To: Wisbirdn
Subject: [wisb] Alert - Western Sandpiper, Milwaukee 9/14

Jennifer Birdspazz and Rita Wiskowski report a WESTERN SANDPIPER at Bradford
Beach in Milwaukee this morning, on the algae mat at the south end of the
beach.
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Subject: My Bradford Beach Collection
From: "Biffbradford ." <pelotonstar AT gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 14 Sep 2014 17:12:09 -0500
Thanks to all the postings on these hotspots this past week!. Four new
lifer's for me on Saturday at Bradford Beach (Sanderling, Ruddy
Turnstone, Semipalmated Plover, and Baird's Sandpiper), one at South
Shore Yacht Club on Friday (Semipalmated Sandpiper), and last weekend
the Whimbrel. WOW

Here's a few of the photos I've taken and posted to ebird:

http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S19832567
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S19832415
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S19832692

Also, very nice meeting some of you out there in the field.

Good birding to all!

John Wilke
Greenfield
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Subject: common species in steep decline
From: William Mueller <wpmueller1947 AT gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 14 Sep 2014 16:25:41 -0500
A quote from the recent State of the Birds report:
"AS PART OF THE 2014 STATE OF THE BIRDS REPORT,
a team of scientists from the North American Bird Conservation
Initiative (NABCI) identified the 33 U.S. common bird species in
steep decline. These are common birds that do not meet Watch
List criteria, yet according to long-term monitoring surveys are
rapidly declining throughout their range. They have lost more
than half their global population over the past four decades.
We know that birds that are abundant today can undergo a mas-
sive population collapse with surprising rapidity. Passenger Pi-
geon populations crashed from 2 to 3 billion birds to none in the
wild in just 40 years. Keeping common birds common, while we
still can, is as important as preventing extinctions of rare species."

To see the list of species, go to:

http://www.stateofthebirds.org/habitats/2014%20SotB%20CBinSD_FINAL.pdf


William Mueller
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WGLBBO online: wglbbo.org
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Subject: Re: Alert - Western Sandpiper, Milwaukee 9/14
From: "Biffbradford ." <pelotonstar AT gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 14 Sep 2014 13:54:30 -0500
I saw him yesterday, I thought he was an immature Spotted Sandpiper?
Waiting to compare photos. :^)

John Wilke
Greenfield

On 9/14/14, Jym Mooney & Carol Lee Hopkins  wrote:
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> Beach in Milwaukee this morning, on the algae mat at the south end of the
> beach.
> Jym Mooney, Milwaukee
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Subject: Alert - Western Sandpiper, Milwaukee 9/14
From: "Jym Mooney & Carol Lee Hopkins" <hopmoon AT milwpc.com>
Date: Sun, 14 Sep 2014 13:28:40 -0500
Jennifer Birdspazz and Rita Wiskowski report a WESTERN SANDPIPER at Bradford 
Beach in Milwaukee this morning, on the algae mat at the south end of the 
beach. 

Jym Mooney, Milwaukee
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Subject: Re: Great Blue Heron
From: kevin seidel <seidelkevin25 AT gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 14 Sep 2014 12:50:28 -0500
That's pretty cool.  I've seen a lot of things, but not that.  BTW,
pelicans everywhere on Lake Onalaska this morning.
Kevin Seidel, Onalaska, LaCrosse County
On Sep 14, 2014 9:52 AM, "Robert Demge"  wrote:

> I just saw a Great Blue Heron kill and eat a chipmunk in my backyard. The
> heron has been hanging around near the creek for an hour or so but decided
> on a four legged creature meal instead of aquatic creatures.
> Robert Demge Port Washington Ozaukee County
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Subject: American Bittern, Nelson's Sparrow, etc. Town of Lebanon, Dodge County
From: "Eileen Worman" <eileenworman AT netwurx.net>
Date: Sun, 14 Sep 2014 11:52:01 -0500
Last night before sunset as I was scanning our ponds through bins I managed to 
spot what I thought was an American Bittern, backlit by the sunlight. I got the 
scope out to be absolutely sure of my find and it was definitely an American 
Bittern, seen for the first time on our property. I was glad my husband was 
home to see this bird with me, as earlier this summer he spent a lot of time on 
Dike Rd. being frustrated listening to one, but never spotting it. I guess the 
key is to be hundreds of yards and uphill from the darn bird! Mostly it stood 
still, but at one point I saw it shuffle its feet, pushing them one at a time 
along the top of the water. It briefly made its funky call then, too. I stayed 
out till it was too dark to see any more, and hoped it would be out there this 
morning, but it must have left. 

Two days ago as I was looking at a bunch of perched Barn Swallows in the 
cattails along that same pond, I noticed a new-to-me bird moving around behind 
them, which turned out to be my first sighting of a Nelson's Sparrow. There 
have been so many times that I was looking at one bird and ended up finding 
something else, which is exciting to me, anyway. 

We still have a couple of Baltimore Orioles here, a full two weeks later than 
last year's final sighting. We're enjoying visits from Palm Warblers each day 
and we've seen more Great Egrets this year than ever before. 

Eileen Worman Town of Lebanon, Dodge County
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Subject: Great Blue Heron
From: Robert Demge <robdem02 AT gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 14 Sep 2014 09:51:18 -0500
I just saw a Great Blue Heron kill and eat a chipmunk in my backyard. The
heron has been hanging around near the creek for an hour or so but decided
on a four legged creature meal instead of aquatic creatures.
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Subject: No prairie this am
From: "Seegert, Greg" <gseegert AT eaest.com>
Date: Sun, 14 Sep 2014 14:17:57 +0000
Spent 1.5hrs looking for the prairie warbler. No luck

Greg Seegert
Beaver Dam

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Subject: 5 whooping cranes Portage County
From: cieszyn AT sbcglobal.net
Date: Sun, 14 Sep 2014 07:33:42 -0500
Just got a call from my brother that he saw 5 whooping cranes in a field in 
Portage County. He only got grainy cell photos. 

Laurie Cieszynski
Omro WI

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Subject: GB prairie warbler
From: "Seegert, Greg" <gseegert AT eaest.com>
Date: Sun, 14 Sep 2014 03:12:49 +0000
I arrived at the park in Green Bay at 1800. For the first hr I saw no 
passerines A little before 7 two birders said they heard a warbler type chip. 
After several minutes I found the prairie warbler It looked like it was 
settling in for the night because it sat in one place high in an ash tree. I 
got my scope on it and all four of us saw it. Unfortunately it was so buried in 
the leaves and so high that it wasn't a great look even thru the scope. I'm 
staying in GB tonight with a friend and will try to get a better look in the 
morning. 


The bird was in the SE corner of the park

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Subject: Lakeshore Preserve (UW-Madison campus) this morning
From: Peter Fissel <pfissel AT library.wisc.edu>
Date: Sat, 13 Sep 2014 21:47:56 -0500
Roma Lenehan and I led about ten birders on a walk around the Lakeshore 
Preserve this morning - mostly Picnic Point, and a quick spin around the 
Biocore Prairie. There were a few pockets where we had a ton of birds and 
everyone was getting "warbler whiplash" trying to track everything. We ended up 
with around 42 species, of which 13 were warblers. Everyone had a nice look at 
a sleeping Barred Owl near the orchard. We strongly suspected there was another 
owl earlier, possibly a Screech in a tree hole, since a great many birds were 
very agitated in one spot. Blue Jays and American Redstarts were both very 
common out on the Point. 

 
Thanks to Roma for co-leading the walk - it was good to get out on a nice day.
 
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Subject: Ruddy Turnstones at Bradford Beach Milwaukee 9/13/14, some images...
From: Jim Edlhuber <jimedlhuber AT gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 13 Sep 2014 21:26:04 -0500
Hi all,
With Bradford Beach being a hotspot the last couple of weeks I made a run
in to check it out this morning. 2 Ruddy Turnstones were present which is
what I had hoped to see as they have been reported on and off there. Also
present were 2 Baird’s Sandpipers, ~50 Sanderlings, ~10 Bonaparte's Gulls,
Solitary Sandpiper and more. The Ruddy Turnstones were feeding all the time
I was there and they were moving at a very fast pace. There was one time I
caught one preening. It was a pleasant day to be out birding on the
lakefront.

Images of the Ruddy Turnstones at the link below if you care to view them:


http://www.windowtowildlife.com/ruddy-turnstones-bradford-beach-milwaukee-wisconsin-september-13-2014/ 



Thanks and good birding,

Jim Edlhuber
Town of Genesee Waukesha Co.

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Subject: Prairie warbler Green Bay
From: "" <dmarc-noreply AT freelists.org> (Redacted sender "wojtylabirds@aol.com" for DMARC)
Date: Sat, 13 Sep 2014 17:02:01 -0400
As of 3:30 on Saturday afternoon the Prairie Warbler was still present at the 
mouth of the Fox River in Green Bay. It was found in the company of two Pine 
Warblers and a female Redstart. The birds were found in the large parking lot 
in the corner farthest from the mouth of the river. There are Pine Trees, a few 
berry trees and some maples. The birds were moving back and forth among the 
these trees. 


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Subject: Re: Milwaukee Bradford Beach - more shorebirds 9/12
From: Jeremy Meyer <jmeyer4044 AT gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 13 Sep 2014 13:39:07 -0500
Yes, now south of algae mat, in front of rocks
Jeremy Meyer
Franklin, Milwaukee
On Sep 12, 2014 11:28 AM, "Jym Mooney & Carol Lee Hopkins" <
hopmoon AT milwpc.com> wrote:

> At 10:30 this morning there were two Ruddy Turnstones, two Baird’s
> Sandpipers, a Semipalmated Sandpiper, a Semipalmated Plover, a Spotted
> Sandpiper, a juvenile Black-bellied Plover, and about 30 Sanderlings
> working the algae mat at the south end of Bradford Beach.
> Jym Mooney, Milwaukee
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Subject: Prairie warbler gb
From: "Andypaulios" <dmarc-noreply AT freelists.org> (Redacted sender "andypaulios@yahoo.com" for DMARC)
Date: Sat, 13 Sep 2014 08:46:05 -0500
Hi folks, tom Prestby relocated the prairie warbler found yesterday by Scott 
loss at the mouth of the fox river. 


Andy Paulios
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Subject: Brown Co Prairie Warbler Alert
From: Mark Korducki <korducki AT earthlink.net>
Date: Sat, 13 Sep 2014 08:27:10 -0500
I want to report this sighting as texted by Tom Prestby.

If it hasn't been posted yet can you put out an alert that there's a prairie 
warbler at the fox river mouth? Found by Scott Loss yesterday evening I just 
relocated it in the SE corner of the big marina parking lot. Still having 
problems with Wisbird on my email 


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Subject: Fwd: FYI: many hunting seasons open tomorrow, Sept. 13, 2014
From: Peter Fissel <pfissel AT library.wisc.edu>
Date: Fri, 12 Sep 2014 19:57:10 -0500
 Thanks to Jim Otto for the heads-up on this... 
 
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From: James Otto 
Date: Sep 12, 2014 4:35:46 PM
Subject: FYI: many hunting seasons open tomorrow, Sept. 13, 2014
To: Peter Fissel 

  
> Hi Peter,
> 
> You are probably already aware of this, but many Wisconsin hunting seasons 
open tomorrow, Saturday Sept. 13, 2014, including Archery/Crossbow Deer, Wild 
Turkey, Squirrel, and others. 

> 
> DNR hunting seasons web link:
> 
> http://dnr.wi.gov/topic/hunt/dates.html
> 
>
> 
> Jim O
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Subject: Swallows, Barred Owl
From: Sandy Petersen <buboarcto2 AT gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 12 Sep 2014 16:26:01 -0500
Hello Birders!
There was a run of swallows over Lake Kegonsa yesterday morning - hundreds -

hard for me to identify them ...

Rough-winged, Trees (?) and Barns ... I think -

It looked like they were taking advantage of a hatch from the water ...

Gone in a couple of hours.

A Barred Owl was sitting at the wood's edge in the mid-afternoon sun 2 days
ago.

An immature Barred near the bridge over the park road (Lake Kegonsa State
Park) yesterday - gone after a bicycle went by ...

A third Barred was reported dead near the park entrance but I could not
find it.  Would have taken it to the Zoology Museum as I'm on their permit.

Sandy Petersen, rural Stoughton, Dane County


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Subject: Re: Milwaukee Bradford Beach - more shorebirds 9/12
From: "Tom Wood" <tcwood729 AT wi.rr.com>
Date: Fri, 12 Sep 2014 16:24:01 -0500
I returned to this location about 2:30 P.M. today and all the shorebirds had
left except for the two Ruddy Turnstones which were hard to spot because
they were on the rocks at the far south end of the algae mat. Probably the
easiest way to see them is to walk down to the beach and look south. I set
up my scope to enjoy the huge number of swallows that have been feeding way
out on the lake all day. Since they were about 1/2 mile out, most went
unidentified, but I did pick out Tree, Barn, and Cliff Swallows. While
watching, the Sanderlings and Baird's Sandpipers came back to the algae mat
but never landed. They kept circling around and approached as if to land,
but eventually flew somewhere south. The rain started to get heavier, so I
didn't do any more searching.
Also of note were good numbers of Chimney Swifts along the lake today. When
I left, there were about 50 flying above lower Lake Park.
Thomas Wood, Menomonee Falls, Waukesha County
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Sent: Friday, September 12, 2014 11:28 AM
To: Wisbirdn
Subject: [wisb] Milwaukee Bradford Beach - more shorebirds 9/12

At 10:30 this morning there were two Ruddy Turnstones, two Baird's
Sandpipers, a Semipalmated Sandpiper, a Semipalmated Plover, a Spotted
Sandpiper, a juvenile Black-bellied Plover, and about 30 Sanderlings working
the algae mat at the south end of Bradford Beach.
Jym Mooney, Milwaukee
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Subject: Re: Swift Spotting: Find the Chimney
From: Joni Denker <jonidenker AT gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 12 Sep 2014 16:16:52 -0500
Hi Karen,
Rock County - Janesville: The building you have listed as "Enginaire" (dark
brown brick building, Enginaire is the business name on the front of the
building, and the chimney being used is on the northwest side of the
building) is on the corner of W. Court St. and S. River St. I'm quite
positive this is my reporting on ebird, another one should be on there soon
from one of our observers for Bird City Janesville's Swift Night Out with
195 Swifts observed. I've also located one more roost site downtown that I
have yet to count at Chase Bank. We have another roost site on the corner
of E. Milwaukee St and S. Parker Dr. (264 observed), but there have not
been any more obvious flocks of Swifts elsewhere downtown the last few
weeks.

I will check out the locations you have listed for Beloit. I've noticed a
few different large gatherings of Swifts around downtown, but have not been
able to locate the chimney they are using.

Best,
Joni Denker
Rock County, Janesville

On Fri, Sep 12, 2014 at 11:34 AM, Karen Etter Hale  wrote:

> “Swift Spotting”: Find the chimney!
>
> We’re a little late getting this out to all of you, but Chimney Swifts are
> still here, at least in southern Wisconsin, so keep looking! Dory Owen,
> member of the Wisconsin Chimney Swift Working Group, mined eBird data for
> swift numbers and locations. If a specific chimney was not identified, she
> used Google Earth to try to pinpoint which chimney(s) it might be. If
> anyone could help us locate the exact chimney being used, it would be very
> helpful.
>
> Please scan the list (alphabetical by county) for sites you have, or might
> want to check. A few sites are already being monitored (and entered into
> eBird).
>
> If you want to see the original Word doc, which has the Google photos of
> the likely buildings (very interesting!), then contact me and I will send
> it.
>
> (We didn’t quite manage to get this posted online, but we promise to try
> harder next year).
>
> ASHLAND COUNTY
> Ashland: Northland College, 1400 Ellis Ave S. likely. Swifts in
> neighborhood. Other possible locations nearby.
>
> BAYFIELD COUNTY
> Raspberry Island Lighthouse keeper reported swifts in the 1980s.  Capped
> in 2006 unfortunately.
>
> COLUMBIA COUNTY
> Portage: Portage Theaters, 322 W Wisconsin St. Chimney visible from Cook
> St parking?
>
> GRANT COUNTY
> Platteville: City Hall, 79 N Bonson.  750 counted in 8/27/2008
> Also, on campus, try St Augustine University Parish, 135 S Hickory St.
> There are swifts reported in this area but no specific chimney ID’d.  Could
> be private home or UW building.
>
> GREEN COUNTY
> Monroe: St Victor Church, south of 20th Ave and 14st St.
>
> IOWA COUNTY
> Dodgeville: Former school, now Highland Area Historical Society? Central
> chimney, view from north parking.
> Isabell St between E Dodgeville St & Spring St
>
> Also check former St Philip’s church to the west on Stone St. & W.
> Dodgeville St, Highland, WI
>
> JEFFERSON COUNTY
> Ft Atkinson: Middle School, 310 S 4th St E.  Sightings in 2012 and 2013.
> Huge!
>
> LA CROSSE COUNTY
> La Crosse: Largest flock reported on eBird is only 10.  Must be a roost in
> this city. Start in the area of 10th & Winnebago or Hwy 53 & State St.?
> From around 400 Front Street looking east to 2nd street has a good-sized
> stack (Oktoberfest?)
>
> MARATHON COUNTY
> Brokaw: Closed Brokaw Paper Mill, 214 2nd St.  500 reported 2012/2013 in
> the “tall chimney”.
>
> Wausau: 100-200 Jefferson. Building betweeen Library & Jefferson Street
> Inn.
>
> Resurrection Parish bldg, corner of N 2nd & McClellan Sts.
>
> MILWAUEE COUNTY
> Milwaukee: Atwater Elementary School, E Capitol Dr. & N Maryland Ave.;
> Across the street to east: St Robert School
>
> MARQUETTE COUNTY
> Montello: TW Design, 33 West St.  400 swifts on 8/26/12 (monitored in
> 2013).
>
> OZAUKEE COUNTY
> Grafton: 1776 Lake Shore. 220 swifts reported 8/25/12 at nearby Lion's Den
> Gorge Nature Preserve (consistent swift spotting at this location).  This
> private home (?) appears to have four big chimneys and other buildings
> too.  A roosting location?  Bryan Gore, landscaper, opened “estate” to
> garden walk.  Check it out?
>
> Forest Beach Migratory Preserve (formerly Squires country club), Port
> Washington, WI. Are there swifts in the “clubhouse” chimney? It’s now a 

> meeting place for Ozaukee County Land Trust. 100 swifts on eBird May 2010.
>
> ROCK COUNTY
> Janesville: W. Court St bridge over Rock River in downtown Janesville.
> There was a report of 200 swifts on 8/26 but no specific location.
> “Enginaire” building?  Other good chimneys downtown to check.
>
> Beloit:
> Aldrich Middle School, 1859 Northgate Drive, Beloit, WI
>
> Downtown.  450 reported “downtown” in 2011.  Which chimney?
>
> 40 swifts reported at residential intersection, Wisconsin Ave & Emerson St
> on 8/27/11. Which chimney?
>
> 232 Shirland Ave.  Swifts have been reported at nearby field north of this
> location. Is that an owl decoy on the chimney?  A clue.
>
> 646 4th St, Beloit, WI  (Brass Rail tavern)
>
> St. Paul’s Church, W Grand Ave, Beloit, WI
>
> VERNON COUNTY
> Coon Valley: Co-Op Creamery Co.  405 Central Ave. 375 swifts 5/21/14.
>
> Viroqua: Vernon County Museum, 100 blk E South St.  Hundreds reported in
> 2013.
>
> WASHINGTON COUNTY
> Allenton: KAMCO, 537 Main St.  Next to BP station.  W of West Bend at I-45.
>
> Karen
>
> --
> Karen Etter Hale
> Lake Mills, WI
> chimneyswift1 AT icloud.com
>
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Subject: Collins Marsh-9/12/14
From: Andrew Reimer <andrew.reimer21 AT gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 12 Sep 2014 15:44:07 -0500
Was trying to avoid road construction on Highway 10 which got me close
enough to Collins to take some time to drive around the marsh.  Only time I
got out of the truck was to glass over the flowage by the dam, but there
were a few highlights nonetheless.  Three immature Bald Eagles were perched
in rather small trees near the dam, while a very dark Merlin sat very
accommodatingly on the bridge itself.  The other highlight was a lone Mute
Swan swimming across the flowage.  Complete list below.
Collins, Manitowoc County, WI, US, Manitowoc, US-WI
Sep 12, 2014 9:00 AM - 9:30 AM
Protocol: Traveling
3.0 mile(s)
Comments:     Circumnavigated Collins Marsh State Wildlife Area by car.
Pelican seen on nearby Manitowoc River.  All other sightings in the marsh
itself.
25 species (+1 other taxa)

Canada Goose  50
Mute Swan  1
Wood Duck  6
Mallard  X
Blue-winged Teal  X
Wild Turkey  1
Double-crested Cormorant  2
American White Pelican  3
Great Blue Heron  1
Great Egret  1
Osprey  1
Bald Eagle  3     All immature birds perched in adjacent trees by dam on
flowage.
Red-tailed Hawk  1
Sandhill Crane  X
Ring-billed Gull  X
Herring Gull  2
Mourning Dove  X
Northern Flicker  2
American Kestrel  3
Merlin  1
American Crow  12
Barn Swallow  X
Black-capped Chickadee  1
European Starling  X
Red-winged Blackbird  X
Western/Eastern Meadowlark  2

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


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Subject: are you ready for the 2nd WI Breeding Bird Atlas?
From: William Mueller <wpmueller1947 AT gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 12 Sep 2014 14:59:09 -0500
A group of partners from WSO, WGLBBO, and Wisconsin DNR have been hard at
work preparing for the 2nd WI Breeding Bird Atlas, scheduled to start field
work in 2015. You'll be hearing a lot more about this in the coming weeks.
Look for:
--A new Atlas webpage on the (also soon-to-be-new) WSO website
--Announcements about Atlas Workshops, around the state
--An Atlas Symposium, in late winter

Recent news includes:
-- the hiring of Nick Anich as DNR's Atlas Coordinator, (the first of
several positions in DNR devoted to the Atlas)
--our Director of Volunteers, Mike Reese, is working to build the list of
County Coordinators

Here is the mission statement for Atlas 2:

The mission of the Wisconsin Breeding Bird Atlas 2 will be to:

   - assess the distribution and abundance of bird species that breed
   within Wisconsin’s borders
   - incorporate current standard methodology to update breeding bird
   distribution
   - document the breeding distribution of Wisconsin’s bird by surveying
   priority survey blocks as organized and delimited by the WI Breeding Bird
   Atlas 2 Steering Committee
   - enumerate and describe the important habitats used by breeding birds
   in Wisconsin
   - identify  and enumerate breeding locations that are used by uncommon
   or rare species, including Species of Greatest Conservation Need, as listed
   in the Wisconsin Wildlife Action Plan
   - assimilate data from WBCI surveys for species that are difficult to
   survey by ordinary methods, such as nightjars, owls, and secretive wetland
   birds
   - assess changes in geographic range or abundance for breeding bird
   species since the end of the first Wisconsin Breeding Bird Atlas (1995-2001)
   - utilize up-to-date online tools for reporting and cataloging data
   - analyze data trends and recent distribution and abundance changes
   using current methods

The Wisconsin Breeding Bird Atlas 2 will conduct statewide surveys
utilizing volunteer and paid atlas participants, starting an initial field
season in 2015.

Recognizing the importance of high-quality scientific data on avian
distribution and abundance for conservation and management purposes, the
Wisconsin Breeding Bird Atlas 2 will strive for a transparent set of
processes, the use of rigorous methodology, and accuracy and security
applied to the reporting and archiving of data.

William Mueller
Director, Western Great Lakes Bird and Bat Observatory
WGLBBO online: wglbbo.org
wpmueller1947 AT gmail.com
office  262-285-3374
cell   414-698-9108
blog: futureofbirds.blogspot.com
Belgium, WI

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Subject: Ruby-throated Hummingbirds at the Bottle Gentian plants for nectar, Waukesha Co. 9/12/14. some images...
From: Jim Edlhuber <jimedlhuber AT gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 12 Sep 2014 14:31:43 -0500
Hi all,

The Ruby-throated Hummingbirds have been visiting the Bottle Gentian plants
here in Waukesha Co. It is amazing how they go for the nectar in these
wildflowers. In some situations they probe into the side of the blooms with
their bill. At other times they go in from the top with their bill. In my
observations, if one method is not possible, they go the other method. They
have entered both ways on the bloom clusters weather the blooms are on the
inside or outside in the cluster. We have had 3 Rudy-throated Hummingbirds,
a female, male and young male, all 3 have visited these Bottle Gentian,
Gentiana andrewsii plants.

A images of this amazing event at the link below if you care to view them:


http://www.windowtowildlife.com/ruby-throated-hummingbirds-bottle-gentian-september-10-2014/ 



Thanks and good birding,

Jim Edlhuber

Town of Genesee Waukesha Co.


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Subject: Re: possible Cave Swallow at Harrington Beach Waterbird Watch
From: Calvin Brennan <vermivora AT hotmail.com>
Date: Fri, 12 Sep 2014 15:55:55 -0300
 
Some clarification; after consulting some references, the bird was most likely 
a juvenile Cliff Swallow. They can be highly variable and some have a fair 
amount of white or pale feathering on their throat and upper breast. Also, the 
sides of the face (auricular) were dark, not pale. 

 
The watch itself was not as busy today as yesterday when over 4 thousand birds 
were tallied, with the lion share being cormorants. There are a number of 
species, however, that have picked up noticeably in the last few days such as 
Green-winged Teal, Red-breasted Merganser, Common Loon and Horned Grebe. There 
was a single Snow Goose with a flock of Canadas yesterday, too. 

Calvin Brennan
WGLBBO Water Bird Technician
Belgium, Ozaukee County





 
> Date: Fri, 12 Sep 2014 11:52:30 -0500
> Subject: [wisb] possible Cave Swallow at Harrington Beach Waterbird Watch
> From: wpmueller1947 AT gmail.com
> To: wisbirdn AT freelists.org
> 
> About 90 minutes ago, Calvin B. had what may be a Cave Swallow at his
> Waterbird Watch location. The bird was still present for 30 min or so. I
> went with 2 other people at about  1120 - we did not see it, but there are
> many foraging swallows in the area. If you are nearby, it might be worth a
> look. Bad lighting, and light rain, but lots of avian activity today.
> This possibly continues a string of observations of noteworthy birds at
> this location, this week. What will be next?
> 
> William Mueller
> Director, Western Great Lakes Bird and Bat Observatory
> WGLBBO online: wglbbo.org
> wpmueller1947 AT gmail.com
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> cell   414-698-9108
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Subject: the latest Audubon Advisory
From: William Mueller <wpmueller1947 AT gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 12 Sep 2014 12:46:34 -0500
http://www.audubonaction.org/site/MessageViewer?em_id=45821.0&pgwrap=n
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
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