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27 Feb Peculiar Junco ["Barb and Ken Wardius" ]
27 Feb RFI - Sedona area [Chris Petherick ]
27 Feb redpolls Milwaukee County ["R & C Dermody" ]
27 Feb Redpolls in Madison [Nolan Pope ]
27 Feb Cardinal-Think Spring!! ["Barb and Ken Wardius" ]
26 Feb Red-throated Loons at Coal Dock Park in Port Washington OZ Co. 2/26/15 some images... [Jim Edlhuber ]
26 Feb Richland County Golden Eagle [Raymond Smith ]
26 Feb Richland County Redpolls [Raymond Smith ]
26 Feb Just Released - Midwest Landbird Migration Monitoring Network Strategic Action Plan [William Mueller ]
26 Feb some bird conservation news [William Mueller ]
26 Feb Horicon Nest box seminar March 7 [Jeffrey Bahls ]
25 Feb Greg Septon to speak at Schlitz Audubon Thursday evening! [Lindsay Focht ]
25 Feb Gyrfalcon in Superior, Douglas County- yes ["Tom Wood" ]
25 Feb Fw: Bird and Nature Walk UW Lakeshore Nature Preserve [Peter Fissel ]
25 Feb RFI: Buena Vista Grasslands - any Snowies? ["Anne Moretti" ]
25 Feb Snowy Owl Brown Cty []
24 Feb White-winged Scoters at the Milwaukee River Mouth on Milwaukee's Lakefront MKE Co. 2/23/15 some images... [Jim Edlhuber ]
24 Feb Lake Michigan [Daryl Tessen ]
24 Feb Northern Shrike at Reclaimed Flambeau Mine Ladysmith, WI [Victoria Sokolowski ]
24 Feb Seven Eagles on the Rock River in Rockton. 2/23 [DWIGHT ALTON ]
24 Feb 7 Eagles on the Rock River. 2/23 [DWIGHT ALTON ]
24 Feb Robbeye Johnson e-mail address [Alyssa DeRubeis ]
23 Feb Private Lands & Birds Conference March 19-21: Make your reservation now! [Karen Etter Hale ]
23 Feb Las Vegas Trip Report ["Rhonda Schrab" ]
23 Feb RFI: Greater Sage Grouse Leks [Kelly Rueckheim ]
23 Feb C. Redpolls Richland County [Raymond Smith ]
23 Feb Re: (Winter) Wren??? Delafield, WI [Karen Etter Hale ]
23 Feb Northern Hawk Owl [Kathi Johnson Rock ]
23 Feb (Winter) Wren??? Delafield, WI ["Wright Family" ]
22 Feb Gulls, loons, scoters and owls ["Steve Thiessen" ]
22 Feb Red-throated Loons. Port Washington [David Freriks ]
22 Feb Red-throated Loons photos [Jennifer Ambrose ]
22 Feb Common Goldeneye and Greater Scaup at Lakeshore State Park MKE 2/22/15, some images... [Jim Edlhuber ]
22 Feb DoorCo Snowy Owl, & Three Springs ["K. Hilary Ford" ]
22 Feb Black-billed Magpie - Bayfield County [Ryan Brady ]
22 Feb Re: Red-throated loons Oz Co [Jennifer Ambrose ]
22 Feb Southwestern WI yesterday [Peter Fissel ]
22 Feb Red-throated loons Oz Co [Judith Huf ]
22 Feb Red-throated loons Oz Co ["Marilyn Bontly" ]
22 Feb RFI: Red-throated Loons!, Ozaukee County [Jennifer Ambrose ]
22 Feb updated Annotated Checklist of the Birds of Wisconsin now available [William Mueller ]
21 Feb Bald Eagle, Town of Ashippun, Dodge County ["Eileen Worman" ]
21 Feb short-eared owls -- yes ["Dave&Margaret Brasser" ]
22 Feb Fw: Sherman Nature Explorers Warner Park outing [Peter Fissel ]
21 Feb Red-throated Loons!, others/ Ozaukee County ["Tom Wood" ]
21 Feb Snowy Owl... Wood County [Gwyn Calvetti ]
21 Feb Next Atlas presentation - this Monday in Milwaukee, at Urban Ecology Center [William Mueller ]
21 Feb Climate change is implicated in poleward shifts in the distributions of species [William Mueller ]
21 Feb a Snowy? [Korkor Mary ]
21 Feb Re subscriber- no sightings [Steve Mullen ]
20 Feb Short Eared Owls Paradise Valley - Waukesha Cnty ["Spencer Stehno" ]
20 Feb No Northern Hawk Owl, Eau Claire-2/20/15 [Andrew Reimer ]
20 Feb Redpolls - Brown Co. [Curt & Jeanne Heuer ]
20 Feb More info: Bird internship in Eau Claire [Bill Hogseth ]
20 Feb Bird internship in Eau Claire [Bill Hogseth ]
19 Feb Re: RFI-Eau Claire area [Kathi Johnson Rock ]
19 Feb Door Islands Bird Festival May 29-31 [Sandy Petersen ]
19 Feb Door Islands Bird Festival [Sandy Petersen ]
19 Feb RFI-Eau Claire area [Andrew Reimer ]
19 Feb Coopers Hawk and a Junco sighting. [DWIGHT ALTON ]
19 Feb news from the American Bird Conservancy [William Mueller ]
19 Feb New Threat to Eagles ["Anne Moretti" ]
19 Feb THIS IS ONLY A TEST [Richter Museum ]
18 Feb Feather barbs show history of flight (no sightings) [Brad Webb ]
18 Feb Re: posting about a topic we're not supposed to post about... [Annette Schrab Clark ]
18 Feb Re: SPRING?? [Jeremy Meyer ]
18 Feb Snowy Owl Milwaukee? [Tim Vargo ]
18 Feb Trumpeters in Hudson, St. Croix County [Jeff Virant ]
18 Feb Re: SPRING?? [Richter Museum ]
18 Feb FW: SPRING?? [Richter Museum ]
18 Feb Re: SPRING?? [Andrea Szymczak ]
18 Feb SPRING?? [Richter Museum ]
18 Feb Re: posting about a topic we're not supposed to post about... [kevin seidel ]
18 Feb posting about a topic we're not supposed to post about... [William Mueller ]
17 Feb re-scheduling Black River Falls Atlas event [William Mueller ]
17 Feb Peregrines - Milwaukee ["Lori Inderdahl" ]

Subject: Peculiar Junco
From: "Barb and Ken Wardius" <bkw AT crestwoodcreek.com>
Date: Fri, 27 Feb 2015 18:16:52 -0600
We noticed this junco earlier this winter. Was with other juncos eating but
not quite as quick, seemed a bit slow & "off". First thought the sides of
the head had seed debris, but on closer examination, it appeared to be some
issue with both its' "ear" areas. Have not seen the bird for several weeks.
Any thoughts, please back channel. Thanks. 

 

https://www.flickr.com/photos/skyhawk81/16044566354/

 

Ken & Barb Wardius

Glendale, Milwaukee County



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Subject: RFI - Sedona area
From: Chris Petherick <cpetherick AT me.com>
Date: Fri, 27 Feb 2015 17:10:53 +0000 (GMT)
Hello,
I am going to be in the Sedona area in a few weeks and was wondering if anyone 
knew anything about birding spots down there or specific birds found down there 
to keep an eye out for. Any info would be appreciated. Thank you - please 
back channel me if you have any info. 


Chris Petherick
Fox Point, Milwaukee County
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Subject: redpolls Milwaukee County
From: "R & C Dermody" <cdermody AT wi.rr.com>
Date: Fri, 27 Feb 2015 10:56:01 -0600
I have a redpoll at my feeder in St. Francis!

Cathy Dermody, Southeastern Milwaukee County

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Subject: Redpolls in Madison
From: Nolan Pope <npope49 AT gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 27 Feb 2015 08:53:29 -0600
I had 5 common redpolls at my feeders today on the west side of Madison.
Nolan Pope
Madison / Dane Co.


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Subject: Cardinal-Think Spring!!
From: "Barb and Ken Wardius" <bkw AT crestwoodcreek.com>
Date: Fri, 27 Feb 2015 08:17:01 -0600
Greetings everyone. Like most of you, we are ready for spring. With
cardinals beginning to sing, it reminded us of a photo we took in our yard
last year. Would appreciate any input on this photo. Can anyone say for
certain whether the chick is a cardinal or a cowbird? Thanks.
 

Ken & Barb Wardius

Glendale, Milwaukee County

 

https://www.flickr.com/photos/skyhawk81/

 

 

 

 

 



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Subject: Red-throated Loons at Coal Dock Park in Port Washington OZ Co. 2/26/15 some images...
From: Jim Edlhuber <jimedlhuber AT gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 26 Feb 2015 20:26:54 -0600
Hi all,
I went up to Port Washington this morning to see if the reported
Red-throated Loons were present. I stopped at Coal Dock Park first. After
getting out of my car, I spotted a known birder coming back from the end of
the walk on the east end. He looked cold but I asked him briefly about the
loons, and he pointed right to where they were pretty far out, but inside
the breakwall, thank you! There were 10 present. He said there were up to
11 at once there. He also said the loons had been there 13 days now. The
Red-throated Loons stayed in that area for the time I was there today,
except for one that came in towards the channel. That loon did not really
come in all that close but it provided for some better views. The loon that
came in seemed to spend most of it’s time underwater. It usually was only
on the water surface for ~5-10 seconds. The loon  usually surfaced a long
distance from where it went under so you just had to look everywhere for it
to see it come back up. Other species present were species that had been
recently reported by other birders. It was a very cold day at about 5-10
degrees with good winds out of the northwest, but well worth seeing these
beautiful birds. Thanks to all who kept reports coming on these birds so
others can view them as they are not very common here. Some of the images
look a little foggy as fog was rolling across the harbor water while I was
there today.

Images from today of the Red-throated Loon if you care to view them at the
link below:


http://www.windowtowildlife.com/red-throated-loons-at-coal-dock-park-in-port-washington-wisconsin-on-february-26-2015/ 


Thanks and good birding,

Jim Edlhuber
Town of Genesee Waukesha Co.

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Subject: Richland County Golden Eagle
From: Raymond Smith <rrussmith AT gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 26 Feb 2015 16:46:48 -0600
One was seen soaring over Murphy Ridge Rd towards Mill Creek.

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Subject: Richland County Redpolls
From: Raymond Smith <rrussmith AT gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 26 Feb 2015 14:56:52 -0600
32 were seen this afternoon on Cty E just west of EE. Approximately 60
Horned Larks spread out along Cty E from EE to G.

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Subject: Just Released - Midwest Landbird Migration Monitoring Network Strategic Action Plan
From: William Mueller <wpmueller1947 AT gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 26 Feb 2015 11:27:24 -0600
Conservation strategies aimed at the protection of migratory birds are
incomplete without including migratory bird flyway and stopover habitat
preservation. The Midwest includes areas, such as the Great Lakes, that are
heavily used by migrating landbirds. Migratory landbird monitoring can and
should play an essential role in bird conservation planning, guiding design
of on-the-ground activities and evaluation of implementation practices to
inform adaptive management. Efforts to better coordinate migration
monitoring and stopover conservation activities have taken place for select
species and states but have been lacking for landbirds at the regional
level.
In 2011, a technical working group of the Midwest Coordinated Bird
Monitoring Partnership was organized to begin developing broad goals for a
Midwest Landbird Migration Monitoring Network (MLMMN). Network members
focused on refinement of these goals for the MLMMN to serve as the
foundation for development of this strategic action plan.

   - Determine locations and site characteristics of landbird stopover
   habitat such that landbirds migrating through the Upper Midwest and Great
   Lakes region gain rather than lose resources necessary for optimal
   reproductive success and annual survival.
   - Understand migratory movements through the region in order to
   effectively address conservation challenges posed by proposed wind farms,
   communication towers, and other developmental migratory obstacles.
   - Share information and protocols so that migration data are available
   to address current and potential future questions at multiple spatial and
   temporal scales.

Beginning in January 2014, the Western Great Lakes Bird and Bat Observatory
hired a coordinator to help the MLMMN develop a concise, clear strategic
action plan.  The plan identifies priority migration information needs and
details an organized network of monitoring and research capacity that can
be mobilized to address these needs, both at regional and local levels. The
results of a year-long strategic planning effort led by the MLMMN Steering
Committee are presented in this document.

Chapter 1 provides background and foundation for the plan. This includes
the MLMMN’s vision and mission statements and identifies the plan’s three
strategic areas of focus: 1) research & monitoring, 2) conservation, and 3)
sustaining collaboration. Chapters 2-4 are developed around these three
strategic areas. Each of these chapters is organized via an interlocking
set of goals, objectives, strategies, and actions. Chapter 5 begins to
layout an implementation plan, including a timeline for the next five years
and strategies that will be the focus of the MLMMN Steering Committee.


We welcome the participation of a broad array of academic, agency, tribal
and non-governmental partners in the implementation of this Strategic
Action Plan within the eight-state Midwest Region.

Download your own copy of the plan here: *Midwest Landbird Migration
Monitoring Network Strategic Action Plan

 

(PDF)*

Recommended citation: Roth, AM, KE Koch, WP Mueller, DN Ewert, R Grundel,
AC Peterson, MC Shieldcastle, and TC Will. 2015. Midwest Landbird Migration
Monitoring Network Strategic Action Plan, 2015–2019.

Visit Midwest Coordinated Bird Monitoring Partnership at:
http://midwestbirdmonitoring.ning.com/?xg_source=msg_mes_network



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: some bird conservation news
From: William Mueller <wpmueller1947 AT gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 26 Feb 2015 11:25:40 -0600
http://futureofbirds.blogspot.com/2015/02/national-and-international-bird.html

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


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Subject: Horicon Nest box seminar March 7
From: Jeffrey Bahls <jbahls AT wildblue.net>
Date: Thu, 26 Feb 2015 07:07:23 -0600
Nest Box seminar 2015
March 7th 9:30 – 3:30 Horicon Marsh Education and Visitor Center.
N7725 Hwy 28 Horicon WI , No charge for admission
Learn more about how to properly place and maintain nest boxes, which
boxes are right for your yard , which species you can attract and how
to make your yard bird friendly.
Friends of Horicon Marsh Education and Visitor center will have
bluebird nest box kits for sale.
Also see live cavity nesting raptors with Barb Harvey.
This year we will again focus on Wood Ducks and Bluebirds, Wisconsins
most popular cavity nesters.
New for 2015 will be a talk on Prothonotary Warblers, the only cavity
nesting warbler in the eastern US. In Wisconsin it is listed as a
Species of Greatest Conservation Need due to its reliance on flood
plain forested wetlands for nesting.
Also new will be “Bringing Birds Home” How to attract birds to your
yard. Nest boxes can enhance what you already have in your yard and
learn what type of plants, trees, shrubs to plant that add bird
appeal.

9:30 Beth Haffenbredl and Jeff Bahls will give the talk “ Bringing
Birds Home” how nest boxes and native plants can make your yard a bird
friendly place..
10:45 Jack Bartholmai will be talking about Bluebirds and the best
spots to place nest boxes for this colorful bird. Jack is an award
winning photographer and his images tell a wonderful story.
12:30 Jeff Bahls will tell us about the Prothonotary Warbler a
colorful warbler that resides in the southern 2/3 of Wisconsin.
1:30 Tony Abate from Madison Audubon Society will tell us about Wood
Duck ecology and the nest box program at Madison Audubon.
2:30 Barb Harvey, local raptor rehabilitor, will have some live cavity
nesting raptors with her. Barb will explain about the birds role in
the environment and what we can do to keep these vital links in the
food chain healthy


Jeff Bahls
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Subject: Greg Septon to speak at Schlitz Audubon Thursday evening!
From: Lindsay Focht <lafocht AT gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 25 Feb 2015 22:07:46 -0600
Hi Everybody!
There is a great opportunity to see Greg Septon present this Thursday on
peregrine falcons.  Please call and RSVP at Schlitz Audubon Nature Center:
414-352-2880.

Environmental Voices: Recovery, Management and Future of Wisconsin’s
Peregrines
Thursday, February 26 | 6:30pm-7:30pm
A richly illustrated presentation by Peregrine Falcon expert Greg Septon
will provide an overview of Peregrine Falcon recovery efforts in Wisconsin
between 1987 and 2013.
Topics will include recovery methods and approaches utilized in the
creation of an urban-nesting population along the Lake Michigan shoreline.
Band returns, dispersal of hacked and wild-produced falcons and the future
of the Peregrine Falcon in our state will also
be covered.
This program is handicap accessible. Pre-registration is required. To
register call 414-352-2880.
Member: $7
Non-Member: $12

Hope to see you there!

Lindsay Focht
Lead Raptor Trainer & Educator
Schlitz Audubon Nature Center

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Subject: Gyrfalcon in Superior, Douglas County- yes
From: "Tom Wood" <tcwood729 AT wi.rr.com>
Date: Wed, 25 Feb 2015 18:16:21 -0600
The Gyrfalcon can still be seen on Connor's Point in Superior. When I
arrived, I took the first road east from STH53 north of the Perkin's
restaurant. I could see the Peavey grain elevators in the distance, and
ended up in front of a guard shack of a different business where I set up my
scope and waited. The guard eventually came out and asked what I was up to.
I explained that I was scoping the Peavey grain elevator where a Gyrfalcon
was sometimes being seen. He told me I needed to go back to STH53 and drive
north where I would find another road onto the point which would get me much
closer to Peavey. What perfect timing! As I was driving back to STH53 the
Gyrfalcon landed on a tall silo and remained there for 15 minutes, posing in
the bright sun until a Bald Eagle came by. That was the best view I had. I
followed the guard's instructions and found the entrance gate to Peavey (no
trespassing) so I set my scope up outside this gate and quickly refound the
Gyrfalcon resting on the girders above the grain elevator. This was a more
distant sighting, and a Duluth birder who had never seen one before was
unable to get a photograph. He spotted what he was calling a Hoary Redpoll,
and it showed some promise, but it flew before I could get enough fieldmarks
to call it.
The ebird reports seem to indicate that the Gyrfalcon is irregular and not
always seen. For what it is worth, my sightings occurred between 4:00 P.M.
and 4:45 P.M., but I don't know if it makes the rounds of the point at any
specific times.
When I drove past Barker's Island I saw that there was no open water and no
ducks. There were at least 75 Mallards and 2 Black Ducks flying around on
the Peavey property, probably feeding on spilled grain. I did not see the
Common Eider among them, but because of the no trespassing, I couldn't get
close. Therefore, I can't offer any advice on the eider.
Thomas Wood, Menomonee Falls, Waukesha County

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Subject: Fw: Bird and Nature Walk UW Lakeshore Nature Preserve
From: Peter Fissel <peter.fissel AT wisc.edu>
Date: Wed, 25 Feb 2015 14:44:30 +0000
________________________________
From: paul_noeldner 
Sent: Tuesday, February 24, 2015 9:47 PM
To: Peter Fissel
Subject: Bird and Nature Walk UW Lakeshore Nature Preserve

Hi Peter - please fwd to wisbirdnet thanks!

2015-02-22 13:42
UW Lakeshore Nature Preserve--Picnic Point
Protocol: Traveling
1 Miles
90 Minutes
Observers: 12
All birds reported? Yes
Comments: This is the 4th Sunday every month Bird and Nature Walk at UW 
Lakeshore Nature Preserve. Greeted by a swooping Red-tailed Hawk, a dozen 
hearty nature lovers including several kids gathered at the docent table to 
hear Faye Lorenzsonn talk about her owl box research and took a walk to look at 
one of the boxes. Birding expert Roma Lenahan helped identify birds and talked 
about the owls and other breeding bird records. A highlight was sighting a 
Great Horned Owl sitting practically right over our heads near the owl box! 


    1    Red-tailed Hawk
    1    Great Horned Owl
    1    Red-bellied Woodpecker
    1    Downy Woodpecker
    2    American Crow
    2    Black-capped Chickadee
    1    White-breasted Nuthatch

The next Madison area Bird and Nature Walk is Sunday March 1, 1:30-3 pm at 
Cherokee Marsh. See http://cityofmadison/parks for details. 


Paul Noeldner, Maple Bluff
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Subject: RFI: Buena Vista Grasslands - any Snowies?
From: "Anne Moretti" <amoretti AT wi.rr.com>
Date: Wed, 25 Feb 2015 07:43:04 -0600
Wisbirders:
 

I'll be driving up to Wausau Friday morning for the Atlas Kickoff Meeting
and am planning to stop by the Buena Vista Grasslands along the way.

 

I haven't heard anything recently about Snowy Owls or any other birds of
interest being seen there. If anyone has any updates, it would be much
appreciated.

 

Anne Moretti

Dousman

Waukesha Co.



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Subject: Snowy Owl Brown Cty
From: bkrouse1 AT new.rr.com
Date: Wed, 25 Feb 2015 07:15:26 -0600
Hi all. There are still Snowy Owl around. Yesterday just west of DePere a
bigger mottled one on a telephone pole around 3:45pm. This morning around
6:45am a smaller, almost all white one two poles away. Be sure to look up
when you are driving!   :-) 
Bill Krouse
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Subject: White-winged Scoters at the Milwaukee River Mouth on Milwaukee's Lakefront MKE Co. 2/23/15 some images...
From: Jim Edlhuber <jimedlhuber AT gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 24 Feb 2015 20:03:11 -0600
Hi all,
I birded a couple of hours today on the Milwaukee lakefront and it provided
some nice views of White-winded Scoters. This location was at the Milwaukee
River mouth near the lighthouse. There appeared to be 9 scoters present
while I was there. One beautiful adult was present along with some females
and 1st winters. All of the ducks present appeared to be diving for mussels
and resting in between. Also present were many Greater Scaups and Common
Goldeneyes, Common and Red-breasted Mergansers and a female Redhead. South
Shore Yacht Club was froze up with only a couple of gulls and geese. I did
not hang around long with the stiff northwest winds and cold temps, but
nice to get out with some sun. I also had the opportunity to meet some new
birders today, seems like everyone is anxious for more spring like weather,
it is less than a month away! If I have something labeled incorrect please
let me know, thank you.

Images of the White-winged Scoters from today at the link below if you care
to view them:


http://www.windowtowildlife.com/white-winged-scoters-at-the-milwaukee-river-mouth-on-the-milwaukee-lakefront-on-february-24-2015/ 


Thank you and good birding,

Jim Edlhuber
Town of Genesee Waukesha Co.


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Subject: Lake Michigan
From: Daryl Tessen <bhaunts AT gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 24 Feb 2015 16:06:54 -0600
I spent a good part of the day checking out spots along Lake Michigan. It felt 
good to get out and bird, the first in about 2 weeks. The wind was terrible (15 
- 30) but the temp warmed up although my walk at Coal Park in Port Washington 
was bitter cold. Starting in Port Washington I could not find the loons or 
scoter, this after walking way out and running back to the vehicle. As I sat 
warming up, suddenly a Red-throated Loon appeared out in the harbor. Scanning I 
discovered 10 Red-throated Loons. They soon began to feed a lot, with only 8 up 
at any one time. While enjoying them a female White-winged Scoter swam close by 
the park edge. A female Ruddy Duck was also in the harbor. I moved over to the 
north break wall by the restaurant and found the Canvasback in the marina. 
There was a small flock of ducks out on the lake close to the break wall. To my 
surprise almost half of them were scoters. It proved to be a scoter slam, as 
there were 14 (plus the one in the harb 

 or) White-winged Scoters (males, females and immatures), 1 female Surf Scoter 
and 1 male Black Scoter. There were few gulls present. However 2 fly bys were 
good: a 2nd yr Lesser Back-backed and a 2nd yr Iceland. 

Harrington Beach has the ice built up so high (12-15 feet) that it is basically 
impossible to view the lake. (Even worse than the last time I was here, over 2 
weeks ago.) 


Kohler SP had 40 Long-tailed Ducks, 3 Glaucous and 1 Great Black-backed Gull, 
plus a few standard birds at their feeders. 


Sheboygan had almost all the ducks and gulls on the river by the ice. Very 
little was in the harbor. Ditto North Pt. 


Cleveland was quiet. Manitowoc had 9 Great Black-backed Gulls. Two Rivers had 2 
Redheads. Point Beach SF literally had no birds! 


Green Bay (mouth of the Fox River) had the Peregrine Falcon, plus several Bald 
Eagles, and only a few Herring Gulls. A White Pelican was present. 


For the day, including my yard birds, I was surprised to tally 54 species.
Daryl Tessen
Appleton,, WI


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Subject: Northern Shrike at Reclaimed Flambeau Mine Ladysmith, WI
From: Victoria Sokolowski <vasladyvet AT chibardun.net>
Date: Tue, 24 Feb 2015 14:35:51 -0600
Just a quick note to say that I saw a Northern Shrike on my morning walk at the 
Reclaimed Flambeau Mine in Ladysmith, WI along with about 25 Common Redpolls 
and a few Chickadees. Picture can be viewed at https://flic.kr/p/rkVxgn 



Vicki Sokolowski
Ladysmith, WI




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Subject: Seven Eagles on the Rock River in Rockton. 2/23
From: DWIGHT ALTON <orion0323 AT msn.com>
Date: Tue, 24 Feb 2015 13:34:56 -0600
4 juveniles and 3 adults at the dam in Rockton yesterday. It was a food fight 
for the Juvys! 

https://flic.kr/s/aHsk8KSYTw


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Subject: 7 Eagles on the Rock River. 2/23
From: DWIGHT ALTON <orion0323 AT msn.com>
Date: Tue, 24 Feb 2015 19:24:52 +0000
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Subject: Robbeye Johnson e-mail address
From: Alyssa DeRubeis <tiger150 AT comcast.net>
Date: Tue, 24 Feb 2015 16:49:04 +0000 (UTC)
I am looking for Robbeye Johnson's e-mail address. If anyone knows it, please 
reply off-line. Thank you, 

Alyssa DeRubeis 
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Subject: Private Lands & Birds Conference March 19-21: Make your reservation now!
From: Karen Etter Hale <chimneyswift1 AT icloud.com>
Date: Mon, 23 Feb 2015 21:18:23 -0600
Making Our Private Lands Count for Birds
Thursday-Saturday, March 19-21, 2015

Avalon Hotel & Conference Center, Chippewa Falls, WI 

Wisconsin Bird Conservation Initiative

2015 Annual Meeting

 
Make your hotel reservations soon! Avalon will release rooms Feb. 27. See all 
information (revised agenda with field trip details, registration form, more) 
at http://www.wisconsinbirds.org/annualmeeting-2015.htm. 

 
Thursday evening: Flying Wild workshop; informal Birds and Beers at the Fill 
Inn Station, Chippewa Falls. 

 
Friday: Full day of presentations and discussions on how you can conserve bird 
habitats on your property, whether it be wetlands, grasslands, forests, or your 
own backyard. Talk to experts, fellow landowners and bird enthusiasts. 

 
Saturday: Special morning field trips to see first-hand from other landowners 
how best practices work (see agenda for complete descriptions). 

 
Who should attend? Landowners, bird enthusiasts, land managers and conservation 
practitioners who are interested in learning more about how they can conserve 
bird habitats (and birds!) on their properties are encouraged to attend. 
Theyll hear from experts on management tools, restoration strategies and 
habitat improvement options specific to their land type. 

 
Our goal is to come up with creative approaches that combine the habitat needs 
of birds with the goals of landowners, said Yoyi Steele, DNR wildlife 
biologist and planner. Landowners have the ability to make a huge impact on 
birds and other wildlife on their land. We're here to help them restore and 
preserve those crucial habitats. 

 
More than 100 species of birds breeding in the U.S. have 50% or more of their 
breeding distributions on private lands. Over 80% of the distribution of both 
grassland and eastern forest breeding birds is on private lands, and about 90% 
of the U.S.s most productive waterfowl breeding grounds (the prairie pothole 
region) is privately owned. 


This conference is a great way private landowners and other citizens can get 
directly involved with conservation efforts and contribute to the strong legacy 
that exists in Wisconsin, said Tom Hauge, director of DNRs Bureau of Wildlife 
Management. This year's meeting, with major financial and logistical support 
from the Wisconsin Society for Ornithology, recognizes the significant role 
that private lands play in providing habitat for Wisconsin birds. 

 
Please share this announcement widely with your members, partners, and friends!

Hope to see you there!
 
Karen
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Lake Mills, WI
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Subject: Las Vegas Trip Report
From: "Rhonda Schrab" <rdzs AT nconnect.net>
Date: Mon, 23 Feb 2015 19:02:39 -0600
Late last week I spent 4 days in Las Vegas with my wife. I tallied 39 FOY 
birds, including 14 species I likely won't see in WI this year and 6 life 
birds. Other than rock dove the first sp. I saw was GREAT-TAILED GRACKLE on 
cab ride to hotel. The next morning walking to the bus stop I saw a 
PEREGRINE FALCON coasting over the downtown buildings. My plan was to take 
the 20 minute bus ride to Henderson Bird Viewing Preserve and spend the 
morning. From the bus drop off it was a mile or so walk from the highway to 
HBVP. Along the way I picked up EURASIAN-COLLARED DOVES. I spent 4 hours at 
HBVP walking and sitting. My most sought after bird was GREATER 
ROADRUNNER(lifer) which I saw shortly after leaving the Visitor Center. As 
I was looking out over a pond I heard an unfamiliar call from behind me. 
I'm not sure it was the roadrunner, but it did make me turn around and look 
and there it was, as simple(lucky) as that. A gentleman was there for 6 
hours the day before targeting the same bird and never saw it. It offered 
me great looks as it meandered off into cover.
  
 Also shortly after leaving the Visitor Center I heard a bird singing. It 
reminded me a little bit of a brown thrasher and it turned out to be a 
CRISSAL THRASHER(lifer). Also had satisfying looks at this bird. This was 
another target bird.
  
 I saw 11 species of ducks and geese including CINNAMON TEAL(year bird). 
Saw at least a dozen GAMBEL'S QUAIL(year birds) wandering around. Also saw 
FOY PIED-BILLED and EARED GREBES. There were a few COMMON GALLINULE and 
COOT(year birds).
  
 Saw 1 each FOY GREAT EGRET and BLACK-CROWNED NIGHT HERON. For shore birds 
I found GREATER YELLOWLEGS, LEAST SANDPIPER AND KILLDEER. Also FOY BLACK 
PHOEBE, SAY'S PHOEBE, NORTHERN ROUGH-WINGED SWALLOW, VERDIN, MARSH WREN, 
BEWICK'S WREN, BLACK-TAILED GNATCATCHER and NORTHERN MOCKINGBIRD. And saw 
quite a few YELLOW-RUMPED WARBLERS, my first ever of the Audobon's variety. 
For sparrows I saw SONG AND WHITE-CROWNED. 
  
 Another target bird was COSTA'S HUMMINGBIRD(lifer). I was about ready to 
leave and was sitting outside the Visitor Center resting and both male and 
female Costa's came to the feeders. The violet crown and gorget of the male 
were stunning in the sunlight. That sighting was a highlight to leave the 
Henderson Bird Viewing Preserve.
  
 The next day we rented a truck and drove north to Corn Creek Field 
Station. This spot is like a small oasis in the desert. My wife is not a 
birder but she indulged me and came along. She is a very good spotter so 
was glad to have her along. We didn't see many birds there but did get 2 
life birds, PHAINOPEPLA and WESTERN BLUEBIRD. Also had FOY COMMON RAVEN, 
LINCOLN SPARROW and both KINGLETS. I regret I think I missed out on a 
lifer. My wife saw a bird fly that she said had a blue head and looked just 
like the one on the wood interpretive sign, lazuli bunting. We could not 
refind it.
  
 Next up was a drive back across the desert and up onto Mt. Charleston. 
Along the way I found more western bluebirds and 1 FOY WESTERN SCRUB JAY. 
At Mary Jane Falls Trailhead I found 2 lifer BAND-TAILED PIGEON. I heard 
the low, two note cooing and located the birds high in a dead tree. Not 
real good look but could see the white band at the top of the nape. That 
wrapped up the birding for the trip. We also enjoyed lunch at Mt. 
Charleston Lodge high in Kyle Canyon.
  
 Henderson Bird Viewing Preserve reminds me of Nine Springs in Dane County 
near Madison. It is a water reclamation facility nearly 100 acres in size 
with 8 ponds, basins and lagoons. It was my second visit there in 3 years 
and if you're going to Vegas I would highly recommend visiting there. I 
just scratched the surface of the birding in and around Las Vegas. There 
are numerous other parks and natural areas.
  
 Dave Schrab
 Dodge Co


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Subject: RFI: Greater Sage Grouse Leks
From: Kelly Rueckheim <rueckel AT wc.k12.wi.us>
Date: Mon, 23 Feb 2015 22:56:48 +0000
I am planning a "chicken" trip with some friends in early April. We are having 
trouble finding a lek where we can view Greater Sage Grouse. Conservation 
Colorado has tours but the dates don't work for us. Does anyone have any 
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Subject: C. Redpolls Richland County
From: Raymond Smith <rrussmith AT gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 23 Feb 2015 14:48:11 -0600
There was a flock of approximately 25 on the roadside next to the old Amish
school on County E near the junction with EE. They flew off when a car
passed and weren't relocated.
Raymond Smith

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Subject: Re: (Winter) Wren??? Delafield, WI
From: Karen Etter Hale <chimneyswift1 AT icloud.com>
Date: Mon, 23 Feb 2015 07:35:58 -0600
Yes! How wonderful to find one in the winter, Tom. Note how short the tail is 
and how darkish-brown it is overall. Love those guys, especially their song. 
Its as big as they are small. 

Karen
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On Feb 23, 2015, at 12:07 AM, Wright Family  wrote:

> While my son was at Tae Kwon Do in downtown Delafield Saturday morning, I
> ventured down to the Bark River to see what waterfowl was present.  The
> previous evening there were a few common mergansers, goldeneye, and plenty
> of mallards and Canada geese.
> 
> 
> On Saturday (and today), there wasn't much to be seen.  However, for a brief
> moment, there was a little bird that flittered about on the ground.  It's
> total time was about 15 seconds.  It then flew back across to my side of the
> river.  But, I couldn't relocate it.
> 
> 
> 
> The best guess I have is that it is a Winter Wren.  Can anybody help confirm
> or correctly identify this little guy?  Looks like a first for me.
> 
> 
> 
> https://www.flickr.com/photos/22836210 AT N03/
> 
> 
> 
> Thanks,
> 
> Tom Wright
> 
> Wales
> 
> 
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Subject: Northern Hawk Owl
From: Kathi Johnson Rock <kathijr777 AT gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 23 Feb 2015 00:12:30 -0600
We would like to thank everyone from the Wisconsin Birding List who
recently responded to our request for help in locating the Northern Hawk
Owl in Eau Claire this past Saturday.
Unfortunately, despite spending considerable time in the late afternoon
(and two sets of eyes) we were never able to locate the owl.  We were so
disappointed, but that's life.  We even stopped a young man who was out
walking who lived in the neighborhood and he said that the owl was being
seen less and less in the last few weeks.

Many of you were so kind, helpful, and encouraging and we really
appreciated it.  When it was too late, we also received information about
several other interesting and rare birds in that area---maybe next year.

Thank you again.

Kathi and Michael

P.S.  Look for an update soon on the Eastern Screech Owl we have been
observing in our nest box all season.


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Madison, Wisconsin, Dane County
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website: www.hummingbirdgardening.net
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"Hummingbirds.....where is the person, I ask, who, on observing this
glittering
fragment of the rainbow, would not pause, admire, and turn his mind with
reverence..."; (J. J. Audubon)


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Subject: (Winter) Wren??? Delafield, WI
From: "Wright Family" <thomas657 AT centurytel.net>
Date: Mon, 23 Feb 2015 00:07:55 -0600
While my son was at Tae Kwon Do in downtown Delafield Saturday morning, I
ventured down to the Bark River to see what waterfowl was present.  The
previous evening there were a few common mergansers, goldeneye, and plenty
of mallards and Canada geese.
 

On Saturday (and today), there wasn't much to be seen.  However, for a brief
moment, there was a little bird that flittered about on the ground.  It's
total time was about 15 seconds.  It then flew back across to my side of the
river.  But, I couldn't relocate it.

 

The best guess I have is that it is a Winter Wren.  Can anybody help confirm
or correctly identify this little guy?  Looks like a first for me.

 

https://www.flickr.com/photos/22836210 AT N03/

 

Thanks,

Tom Wright

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Subject: Gulls, loons, scoters and owls
From: "Steve Thiessen" <stevethiessen AT charter.net>
Date: Sun, 22 Feb 2015 19:46:56 -0600

 Had the erg to go see the loons at Port Washington, this afternoon. 
 I stopped at Johnson Creek (Kohl's area) to check for gulls. I only stayed for 
15 minutes, but got to see 3 Iceland Gulls (1st, 3rd and adult) and 4 Glaucous 
Gulls (1st, 2nd and 2 adults). I think there was a 1st winter Lesser 
Black-backed Gull laying low in a tire track. 

 With the snow and blue sky, the adult Glaucous Gulls were beautiful as they 
flew in. 

 I got to Port, and the loons were there. Thanks, Tom! Great viewing.
 I stopped at Virmond. Not much going on.
 I wasn't going to stop in Milwaukee, but I was just to close to the lake to 
pass it by. The marina, Snack Bar and North Point were slow. The river mouth 
was the best. 2 adult male White-winged Scoters were present. Where's the 
gulls? 

 I stopped at Paradise Valley and saw 3 Short-eared Owls right before 6. I saw 
a GHO out on a tree as I went north. Then had one fly across 94 as I was headed 
west. Steve Thiessen Stoughton Dane co. 

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Subject: Red-throated Loons. Port Washington
From: David Freriks <dhfreriks AT gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 22 Feb 2015 19:33:22 -0600
Hi everyone,
     I made a run up to Port Washington this afternoon to see the RT Loons.
They have been a nemesis Wisconsin bird for me and I never expected to see
them up so close and personal here. A number of them spent a good amount of
time fishing very close to the walks and the fishermen by the powerplant
outlet.  Lots of other waterfowl in the harbor right now as others have
mentioned. A few photos are at this link if anyone would like to look.
http://www.pbase.com/dhfreriks/new_photos

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Subject: Red-throated Loons photos
From: Jennifer Ambrose <jenthreat AT gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 22 Feb 2015 18:02:45 -0600
I had hoped that the large group would move in closer, but they didn't
while I was there. Maybe some other people were luckier. However, it was
still nice to see so many loons together. I have a one nice close up, one
photo of a loon enveloped in steam, and one distant shot of 3/4s of the
group (when I got there, I counted eight together).
https://www.flickr.com/photos/49427613 AT N03/

Good birding,

-- 
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Bayview, Milwaukee County


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Subject: Common Goldeneye and Greater Scaup at Lakeshore State Park MKE 2/22/15, some images...
From: Jim Edlhuber <jimedlhuber AT gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 22 Feb 2015 17:44:26 -0600
Hi all,
I birded the Milwaukee lakefront this morning and it was pretty much the
winter ducks with mostly Common Goldeneye and Greater Scaups. I had hoped
to find a couple of Red-throated Loons since some are being reported in
Port Washington. One never knows what shows up at the lakefront here from
hour to hour. Some open water in a few locations on the lakefront. Some of
those locations were the Lighthouse at the Milwaukee River mouth, and
Lakeshore State Park. These locations had nice numbers of Common Goldeneye
and Greater Scaup, with a few Common Mergansers. South Shore Yacht Club had
just a little bit of open water, just a few ducks were present there. No
Snowy Owl at the Lake Express Ferry. I ran into Mike W and he showed me
some of his hot birding locations along the Menomonee River downtown. They
were slow today with an American Coot and Common Mergansers and the typical
winter ducks. They have been great spots for Mike over the years and I’ll
have to get them on my list of places to hit in the future. Best views for
ducks today was Lakeshore State Park. It was a fun day out birding but it
was very cold with a stiff wind right out of the NW in the big open park,
sun felt good when you were out of the wind.

Some images from today of the Common Goldeney and Great Scaup at Lakeshore
State Park if you care to view them at this link:


http://www.windowtowildlife.com/common-goldeneye-and-greater-scaup-at-lakeshore-state-park-in-milwaukee-wisconsin-on-february-22-2015/ 


Thanks and good birding,

Jim Edlhuber
Town of Genesee Waukesha Co.

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Subject: DoorCo Snowy Owl, & Three Springs
From: "K. Hilary Ford" <khilaryf32 AT gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 22 Feb 2015 16:02:43 -0600
A report & photo of a Snowy Owl in Forrestville was in the Advocate
Newspaper for Saturday - does anyone know exactly where - please give
directions.
It was reported by one of the wardens of Three Springs Natural Area that
the pond is very full and has not frozen due to the constant flow in and
out of it from the river there.  This person found a mass of duck on it
yesterday and they all rose in mass when they saw him approach.  He took a
photo and it seems they were all mallard.

Most of the Shorelines are frozen solid around the county except perhaps in
the Baileys Harbor area.  We have seen no waterfowl however.
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Subject: Black-billed Magpie - Bayfield County
From: Ryan Brady <ryanbrady10 AT hotmail.com>
Date: Sun, 22 Feb 2015 13:57:19 -0700
Just saw a Black-billed Magpie along the lakefront in Washburn, Bayfield 
County. Unfortunately it was flying (southwesterly) and I lost it so I have no 
idea where it ended up. Didn't even get any photos. Had a secondhand report of 
one in the same area back in January but the details were sparse. Assuming that 
was the same bird, it's obviously still around but quite difficult to relocate. 
No surprise there - it's a magpie in Wisconsin! Exact location of my sighting, 
for what it's worth, was here: http://binged.it/1wdLk3K 




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Subject: Re: Red-throated loons Oz Co
From: Jennifer Ambrose <jenthreat AT gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 22 Feb 2015 13:58:02 -0600
Still present.  Most are further out toward the orange warning
sign/breakwall.  One or two occasionally come in closer. Dress like you're
in the Arctic, seriously.
Young bald eagle fly over as well.

Jennifer A
Milwaukee
On Feb 22, 2015 11:58 AM, "Judith Huf"  wrote:

> I must have just missed Marilyn and Kathy, because I was at Coal Dock Park
> this am too. Saw 9 RT Loons as well as a single WW Scoter and pretty much
> all the same birds as Tom Wood saw. If you visit, wear a face mask, my
> cheeks froze. I'm going back out after I warm up.
>
> Judith Huf
> Milwaukee
>
> Sent from my iPhone
>
> > On Feb 22, 2015, at 11:07 AM, Marilyn Bontly  wrote:
> >
> > Kathy Gallick and I observed 6 red-throated loons from Coal Dock Park
> this morning.  It was very cold and windy but could even make out the group
> from the car.
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Subject: Southwestern WI yesterday
From: Peter Fissel <peter.fissel AT wisc.edu>
Date: Sun, 22 Feb 2015 18:17:06 +0000
Chuck Heikkinen, Jim Otto and I went on an expedition to the southwestern 
counties of Wisconsin yesterday. We took County F south of Blue Mounds down 
past the various restored prairie parcels. There were lots of Turkeys out in 
corn fields, including an enormous flock of well over a hundred birds on Mounds 
View Rd. just off of F in Iowa County. We saw Turkeys pretty much everywhere we 
went, along with Kestrels (which is likely attributable to the fairly sparse 
snow cover down there,) Red-tails and Rough-legs. 


We checked the grasslands east of Mineral Point on Hwy 39, but couldn't find 
any Gray Partridge (nor have I seen any eBird reports of them so far this 
year.) We continued southwest on Hwy 151 to Eagle Point Rd., which goes out to 
Lock and Dam 11 on the Mississippi. Just a few Bald Eagles hanging around the 
limited open water below the dam. There was a Song Sparrow in with the flock of 
Am. Tree Sparrows and Juncos along the road. We worked our way north to Potosi 
and the Grant River Rec. Area. Everything was still frozen and quiet, but there 
was a lot of activity on the bluffside across from the entrance. Jim spotted a 
flock of birds near the top of the bluff that turned out to be Am. Robins. 
There were close to 50 of them, and they eventually headed north. We couldn't 
decide if they were the advance scout team, or had been overwintering. 
Considering we saw a similar number a few miles north by Potosi Landing, and 
those were flying back south, they may not have been e 

 arly migrants. Had Tufted Titmouses at both of those locations, along with 
other usual suspects (no Carolina Wren at Potosi Landing, where we often get 
one in winter.) A half-dozen E. Bluebirds across the road from the road to the 
Landing was a nice reminder that Spring might actually come at some point. 
Maybe. Oh, and Chuck had a very brief glimpse at what he thought was a 
Red-shouldered Hawk, just before it disappeared behind the bluff. 



After lunch at the Potosi Brewery (thanks to Dorothy Legler for the 
suggestion,) we headed north to Cassville. As expected, there were several Bald 
Eagles around the open water by the first power plant, as well as three Common 
Mergansers and an immature Trumpeter Swan. We were disappointed to find the 
road at Nelson Dewey State Park still closed for the season. Working north from 
there, we looked for field birds, but all we could come up with were Horned 
Larks. Again, lots of Kestrels (and way too many Starlings by dairy farms) 
along the roadsides. We finally found a few Lapland Longspurs on Breuer Rd. 
east of Patch Grove. Coming back on Hwy 18, we spotted three Eurasian Collared 
Doves in two locations in Fennimore. Curiously, we didn't see them in any of 
the other towns along Hwy 18, although we didn't really make much of an effort. 



Very nice day to be out and about. Thanks, as usual, to Chuck for doing all the 
eBirding. 



Peter Fissel

Madison, WI

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Subject: Red-throated loons Oz Co
From: Judith Huf <judith_huf AT hotmail.com>
Date: Sun, 22 Feb 2015 11:57:22 -0600
I must have just missed Marilyn and Kathy, because I was at Coal Dock Park this 
am too. Saw 9 RT Loons as well as a single WW Scoter and pretty much all the 
same birds as Tom Wood saw. If you visit, wear a face mask, my cheeks froze. 
I'm going back out after I warm up. 


Judith Huf
Milwaukee

Sent from my iPhone

> On Feb 22, 2015, at 11:07 AM, Marilyn Bontly  wrote:
> 
> Kathy Gallick and I observed 6 red-throated loons from Coal Dock Park this 
morning. It was very cold and windy but could even make out the group from the 
car. 

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Subject: Red-throated loons Oz Co
From: "Marilyn Bontly" <mbontly AT wi.rr.com>
Date: Sun, 22 Feb 2015 11:07:16 -0600
Kathy Gallick and I observed 6 red-throated loons from Coal Dock Park this 
morning. It was very cold and windy but could even make out the group from the 
car. 

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Subject: RFI: Red-throated Loons!, Ozaukee County
From: Jennifer Ambrose <jenthreat AT gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 22 Feb 2015 11:00:36 -0600
If anyone sees the loons today, could you please report to the list? I
would love to know how many are being seen and what the wind/cold
conditions are like. I'm trying to muster the energy to make it up there,
but am feeling under the weather, so a report would be great.
Thanks, Tom, for reporting this great find!

Jennifer Ambrose
Milwaukee

On Sat, Feb 21, 2015 at 8:06 PM, Tom Wood  wrote:

> I took advantage of the break in the cold weather to do a little birding in
> Ozaukee County this afternoon.
> Lion's Den Gorge Nature Preserve was quite dead. A single heard-only
> singing
> Northern Cardinal was the highlight there. It was hard to find even a
> single
> Chickadee!
> Coal Dock Park in Port Washington was much better. There were at least 11
> Red-throated Loons in the harbor. At one point 10 of them were in one
> binocular view and I quickly scanned to the harbor entrance where I had
> seen
> a single bird, and it was still there. At times a Red-throated Loon would
> be
> diving so close to the park that binoculars were unnecessary.
> There was a White-winged Scoter east of the park in the largely walled-off
> area among many scaup, and 2 Ruddy Ducks were also in the harbor. Just
> before I left,  1 adult and 1 first winter Great Black-backed Gull flew
> onto
> a breakwall east of the park. A single Redhead was diving in the canal that
> appears to be the outflow from the WE energies plant. The bird sanctuary
> was
> birdless. Either the flock of sparrows that was there last month has moved
> on, or they were just laying low. The other birds were the common wintering
> waterfowl- Canada Geese, Red-breasted and Common Mergansers, Mallards,
> American Black Ducks, Common Goldeneye, both scaup and Bufflehead.
> I did a quick check of the marina and located a single Canvasback, but
> didn't spend much time there.
> Thomas Wood, Menomonee Falls, Waukesha County
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Subject: updated Annotated Checklist of the Birds of Wisconsin now available
From: William Mueller <wpmueller1947 AT gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 22 Feb 2015 07:14:31 -0600
Now available on the Wisconsin Society for Ornithology website, at:
http://wsobirds.org/images/pdfs/Checklist-02212015.pdf
This online checklist contains all of the valid spe
cies on the Wisconsin state list as of late February, 2015. Nomenclature
and sequence follow theSeventh Edition of the Check-List of North American
Birds, provided by theClassification Committee of the American Ornitholog
ists’ Union, and the recently-published 54thsupplement to that Check-List.
William Mueller
Director, Western Great Lakes Bird and Bat Observatory
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Subject: Bald Eagle, Town of Ashippun, Dodge County
From: "Eileen Worman" <eileenworman AT netwurx.net>
Date: Sat, 21 Feb 2015 21:36:15 -0600
Today on our way back home from Milwaukee, taking our usual route that includes 
the stretch of Harding Rd. between County O and County P in Ashippun, my 
husband and I were treated to seeing an adult Bald Eagle in the middle of a 
farm field atop some prey. This is the second recent sighting of an eagle in 
this general area for us. I'm really hoping there's a nest in the far southeast 
part of Dodge County somewhere. 

We also saw an adult eagle in a tree over the Rock River along Hwy. 60 in 
Hustisford this morning, but that is very likely one of the adults from the 
Lake Sinissippi nest, so it certainly was no surprise to see one there. 

Eileen Worman
Town of Lebanon, Dodge County
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Subject: short-eared owls -- yes
From: "Dave&Margaret Brasser" <2shebbirders AT gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 21 Feb 2015 21:01:19 -0600
This afternoon we went to Six-Mile Road in Ozaukee County in search of owls.
We arrived at the intersection of Six-Mile Road & Jay Road at 4:45 p.m.,
anticipating an hour-long wait in a cold car before any action.  About a
half-mile south, much to our surprise, we saw a large bird perched at the
top of a small tree west of Six-Mile Road, not too far away.  We thought it
might be a buteo, but when we looked through binoculars we found it was a
Short-eared Owl!  : )  We got satisfactory looks at this bird.  Then, just
100 yards further south on the road, we looked west and saw ANOTHER large
bird at the top of a much taller tree.  We again thought it might be a
buteo, but when looking through binoculars found it was ANOTHER Short-eared
Owl!  : )  Proceeding another 100 yards or so, we spotted a large bird
perched in a small bushy tree quite close to the road on the east side.
This time we felt it was another Short-eared Owl... and it WAS!  : )  We got
very nice looks at this bird before continuing south.  We saw no more birds
for the next three miles, so we turned around and started back north.  When
we got back to the general area of the three birds we originally saw, we
found a car stopped along the east side of the road.  Since we couldn't see
what they were looking at, we rolled down our window (and they rolled down
theirs) andwe  asked, "Whatcha got?"  They pointed east and whispered,
"Short-eared Owl, only about 10 feet away!"  We looked... and:  Sure enough,
there on the ground, 10 feet from the edge of the road, and well-camouflaged
against the weedy lumpy soil was a Short-eared Owl on the ground!  Talk
about great looks!!!!  It was phenomenal!!!!  After a lengthy observation we
moved north, and found "our" original owl was still perched on the top of
the small tree west of the road.  We had hoped to see a Snowy Owl or two,
but struck out on that.  A thrill to see 3 Short-eared Owls though!
-- Dave & Margaret Brasser
Sheboygan
Sheboygan County


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Subject: Fw: Sherman Nature Explorers Warner Park outing
From: Peter Fissel <peter.fissel AT wisc.edu>
Date: Sun, 22 Feb 2015 02:40:00 +0000
________________________________
From: paul_noeldner 
Sent: Saturday, February 21, 2015 9:07 AM
To: Peter Fissel
Subject: Sherman Nature Explorers Warner Park outing

Hi Peter - please fwd to wisbirdnet thanks!

2015-02-18 15:15
Warner Park (Dane Co.)
Protocol: Stationary
90 Minutes
Observers: 32
All birds reported? Yes
Comments: This is the Wed afternoon Sherman Nature Explorers outing with UW 
Nelson Inst student mentors. There was a dangerously cold wind chill so the 
group did a variety of fun and educational indoor bird and nature activities 
and games. UW students presented their collections of bugs and bones, helped 
the kids draw pictures of nature stories and do a bird list of bird pictures 
hidden around the classroom, and led a great dart frog detective game. We also 
talked about the Snowy Owl recently outfitted with a transmitter at Goose Pond. 
Hopefully next week we can get back outdoors! 


    2    American Crow
    1    House Finch

Paul Noeldner, Maple Bluff
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Subject: Red-throated Loons!, others/ Ozaukee County
From: "Tom Wood" <tcwood729 AT wi.rr.com>
Date: Sat, 21 Feb 2015 20:06:41 -0600
I took advantage of the break in the cold weather to do a little birding in
Ozaukee County this afternoon. 
Lion's Den Gorge Nature Preserve was quite dead. A single heard-only singing
Northern Cardinal was the highlight there. It was hard to find even a single
Chickadee!
Coal Dock Park in Port Washington was much better. There were at least 11
Red-throated Loons in the harbor. At one point 10 of them were in one
binocular view and I quickly scanned to the harbor entrance where I had seen
a single bird, and it was still there. At times a Red-throated Loon would be
diving so close to the park that binoculars were unnecessary. 
There was a White-winged Scoter east of the park in the largely walled-off
area among many scaup, and 2 Ruddy Ducks were also in the harbor. Just
before I left,  1 adult and 1 first winter Great Black-backed Gull flew onto
a breakwall east of the park. A single Redhead was diving in the canal that
appears to be the outflow from the WE energies plant. The bird sanctuary was
birdless. Either the flock of sparrows that was there last month has moved
on, or they were just laying low. The other birds were the common wintering
waterfowl- Canada Geese, Red-breasted and Common Mergansers, Mallards,
American Black Ducks, Common Goldeneye, both scaup and Bufflehead.
I did a quick check of the marina and located a single Canvasback, but
didn't spend much time there.
Thomas Wood, Menomonee Falls, Waukesha County



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Subject: Snowy Owl... Wood County
From: Gwyn Calvetti <gwyntells AT gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 21 Feb 2015 18:53:23 -0600
I was traveling home from an event at Mead Wildlife Area around 4PM today,
riding shotgun while my husband was driving.  I spotted a heavily barred
Snowy Owl atop a silo, but we were unable to stop for photos at that
point.  It was between Marshfield and Auburndale and I have already eBirded
it in case it was not one reported in that area already.  I can't seem to
locate the most recent maps of sightings in the state.
Gwyn Calvetti
LaCrosse County
-- 
Gwyn Calvetti
Oh, the stories I could tell you!
Contributing Author, "Telling Stories to Children," NSN
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Subject: Next Atlas presentation - this Monday in Milwaukee, at Urban Ecology Center
From: William Mueller <wpmueller1947 AT gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 21 Feb 2015 16:32:43 -0600
Next Atlas presentation: Milwaukee – Monday, February 23, – 5:30 pm - Urban
Ecology Center - Riverside Park

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Subject: Climate change is implicated in poleward shifts in the distributions of species
From: William Mueller <wpmueller1947 AT gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 21 Feb 2015 15:50:59 -0600
http://futureofbirds.blogspot.com/2015/02/climate-change-is-implicated-in.html

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Subject: a Snowy?
From: Korkor Mary <marykorkor AT gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 21 Feb 2015 07:46:01 -0600
I offered to take a friend birding this morning and to my surprise she jumped 
at the chance. Think we all have a little cabin fever. She is dying to see a 
Snowy but I havent kept up on recent sitings. Can anyone help me?!?! I am in 
Waukesha County, (SE quarter of the state) but will drive to Milw, Horicon, 
even Buena Vista if necessary! 


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Subject: Re subscriber- no sightings
From: Steve Mullen <worse.than.costanza AT gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 21 Feb 2015 05:39:08 -0600
Hello, I have been on wisbird years ago but not recently.  I live in
Redgranite  which is in Waushara County.  My first topic would be where are
the Shrikes this winter.  I do not have one this winter and I drive 400+
miles a day in my work as a trucker.  I haven't seen one in Minnesota,
Illinois or Indiana  either.  Someone got a reliable Shrike for me to try
for?
Steve Mullen, Redgranite, Waushara County.

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Subject: Short Eared Owls Paradise Valley - Waukesha Cnty
From: "Spencer Stehno" <pensacola634 AT gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 20 Feb 2015 22:34:53 -0600
Paradise Valley Wildlife Area / Bark River - near Dousman:
The information for the Short-eared Owls says that they are dawn and dusk
hunters.  The Short-eared Owls have been seen regularly the last couple
months particularly at dusk, usually shortly after sunset at this Paradise
Valley location.  So, this morning I went there a little after 6 AM for a
6:45AM sunrise, and there they were, 3 of them flying about, and then
blending down into the brush and not being seen flying.  While this is
always a neat thing to see, I'm still puzzled that they can get enough
hunting in during these two brief periods.  Perhaps they get more hunting &
eating in during the night.  I've not heard of anyone seeing them at this
location flying during the day hours.

 

Other birds in the area were:

.         On the path towards the ADA blind: Cardinals singing, BC
chickadees, tree sparrows, 2-song sparrows, N. Harrier, Red-tailed Hawk,
downy wp, common mergansers flying over, herring gulls, blue jay, crows, and
c. geese.

.         Coming down Kincaid Road were Horned Larks; 

.         At the intersection Kincaid / Gramling Roads were purple finch,
red-belly wp, downy wp, hairy wp, goldfinch, purple finch, house sp, M dove,
wb nuthatch, and starling; there's a big home bird feeder set-up NW corner.

 

It was -4F.  Lots of birds graveling.

 

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Oconomowoc, WI



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Subject: No Northern Hawk Owl, Eau Claire-2/20/15
From: Andrew Reimer <andrew.reimer21 AT gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 20 Feb 2015 19:15:28 -0600
A big note of appreciation to everyone who responded to my request
regarding the Northern Hawk Owl near Eau Claire.  Lots of great help with
directions and such, but unfortunately, I struck out on sighting it.  Got
to Eau Claire a bit ahead of my appointment, and had a few minutes to
reconnoiter the neighborhood around 9:30am.  Nothing obvious, but didn't
have much time, either.  But I was able to do a walk-through of the
sub-division around 2:00pm, starting at the intersection of Lars and
Brookwood, and after half an hour of searching, came up with 5 crows and 3
chickadees.  No owl...
Hope everyone else has better luck this weekend...

-- 
*Andrew Reimer*

*Darboy (Appleton), Calumet County*


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Subject: Redpolls - Brown Co.
From: Curt & Jeanne Heuer <heuers3 AT centurytel.net>
Date: Fri, 20 Feb 2015 17:37:26 -0600
Well, the Arctic blast is good for something. Saw a flock of about 50 Common 
Redpolls near New Franken around noon today. 


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Subject: More info: Bird internship in Eau Claire
From: Bill Hogseth <billhogseth AT gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 20 Feb 2015 09:04:41 -0600
Thanks to Peter Fissel for letting me know that PDF's are stripped from
Wisbirdn emails. See below for internship info.


*Location: *Eau Claire DNR Service Center, 1300 West Clairemont Ave., Eau
Claire, WI 54701



*Contact:* Bill Hogseth, DNR wildlife biologist;
william.hogseth AT wisconsin.gov; 715-839-3771



*Hours: *12-40 per week depending upon availability.



*Duties: *A volunteer intern position is available with the Wisconsin
Department of Natural Resources Bureau of Wildlife Management working on a
special project related to bird conservation and forest management in
northern Chippewa County. This position will involve intensive field work
conducting bird surveys on the Chippewa County Forest as part of a joint
project between DNR, Chippewa County, UW-Stout, and Beaver Creek Reserve.
The intern will receive training in bird identification and survey
techniques. The intern will be expected to work independently in remote
locations during early morning hours (surveys begin at sunrise). At the
conclusion of the project, the intern will draft a final report summarizing
the results of field surveys.  Additional opportunities to work on natural
resource management activities with DNR staff will also be available. This
is a great opportunity to gain real-world experience in wildlife and
natural resource management.



*Payment: *The internship is a volunteer experience and is not paid.



*Qualifications: *

         Currently enrolled in or recently graduated from a natural
resources related degree program (ie biology, ecology, wildlife management,
etc).

         Excellent organizational and recordkeeping skills.

         Proficient navigational skills using plats maps, aerial photos,
GPS, etc.

         Valid driver's license and good driving record.

         General knowledge of bird identification is required.

*Special Considerations: *Hours will be dependent on the availability of
successful applicant. A minimum of 12 hours a week is desired for
completion of project but is flexible dependent on other job requirements
for successful candidate.



*College Credit: *This internship may be eligible for a $750 stipend and
college credit for UW-Eau Claire students.



*Time Period: *May 15 to August 15.



*Applications: *Submit an electronic resume, a cover letter, and a writing
sample to Bill Hogseth by March 2, 2015 to william.hogseth AT wisconsin.gov

On Fri, Feb 20, 2015 at 8:47 AM, Bill Hogseth  wrote:

> See attached PDF regarding an internship opportunity for a college-aged
> person to surveys forest birds in northern Chippewa County as part of a
> pilot monitoring project between UW-Stout, Chippewa County, Beaver Creek
> Reserve, and DNR.
>
> Please share if you know someone who may be interested.
>
> The internship will run from May 15-August 15 for a minimum of 12
> hours/week.
>
> A stipend and college credit may be available for UWEC students.
>
> Inquiries can be directed to me at: william.hogseth AT wisconsin.gov
>
>
> --
> Bill Hogseth
> N2017 County Road Y
> Menomonie, WI 54751
>
> Home: 715-664-8002
> Cell: 715-491-0952
>
> Personal email: billhogseth AT gmail.com
> Work email: william.hogseth AT wisconsin.gov
>



-- 
Bill Hogseth
N2017 County Road Y
Menomonie, WI 54751

Home: 715-664-8002
Cell: 715-491-0952

Personal email: billhogseth AT gmail.com
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Subject: Bird internship in Eau Claire
From: Bill Hogseth <billhogseth AT gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 20 Feb 2015 08:47:53 -0600
See attached PDF regarding an internship opportunity for a college-aged
person to surveys forest birds in northern Chippewa County as part of a
pilot monitoring project between UW-Stout, Chippewa County, Beaver Creek
Reserve, and DNR.
Please share if you know someone who may be interested.

The internship will run from May 15-August 15 for a minimum of 12
hours/week.

A stipend and college credit may be available for UWEC students.

Inquiries can be directed to me at: william.hogseth AT wisconsin.gov


-- 
Bill Hogseth
N2017 County Road Y
Menomonie, WI 54751

Home: 715-664-8002
Cell: 715-491-0952

Personal email: billhogseth AT gmail.com
Work email: william.hogseth AT wisconsin.gov



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Subject: Re: RFI-Eau Claire area
From: Kathi Johnson Rock <kathijr777 AT gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 19 Feb 2015 23:54:18 -0600
I would also like to find out if the Northern Hawk Owl in Eau Claire is
still being seen.  My husband and I will be in the Eau Claire area on
Saturday and would love to try and see it if it's still around.
Thanks so much.

Kathi Johnson Rock
Madison, Dane County

On Thu, Feb 19, 2015 at 7:16 PM, Andrew Reimer 
wrote:

> I will be in the Eau Claire area tomorrow (Friday), and may have a bit of
> time to do some birding.  The obvious destination would be the Hawk Owl,
> but haven't heard any recent updates on that find.  Otherwise, if anyone
> has a consistent spot for some northern specialties, that might be a fun
> diversion...
> Please backchannel me at your convenience.
>
> Thanks!
>
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>
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Madison, Wisconsin, Dane County
Zone 4/5
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website: www.hummingbirdgardening.net
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"Hummingbirds.....where is the person, I ask, who, on observing this
glittering
fragment of the rainbow, would not pause, admire, and turn his mind with
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Subject: Door Islands Bird Festival May 29-31
From: Sandy Petersen <buboarcto2 AT gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 19 Feb 2015 20:28:40 -0600
Hello all!
Some small signs of spring especially bird song are happening - despite the
cold ...

Consider birding - and sleeping - on an island in Lake Michigan in late May
...

Go to islandbirdfest.org

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Subject: Door Islands Bird Festival
From: Sandy Petersen <buboarcto2 AT gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 19 Feb 2015 20:18:49 -0600
Hello all!
It is still deep winter
with some small signs of spring ...

The Island bird fest will be held the week-end after Memorial Day -
May 29 - 31 - on Washington Island.  Go to islandbirdfest.org

Happy Birding and Keeping Warm.

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Subject: RFI-Eau Claire area
From: Andrew Reimer <andrew.reimer21 AT gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 19 Feb 2015 19:16:18 -0600
I will be in the Eau Claire area tomorrow (Friday), and may have a bit of
time to do some birding.  The obvious destination would be the Hawk Owl,
but haven't heard any recent updates on that find.  Otherwise, if anyone
has a consistent spot for some northern specialties, that might be a fun
diversion...
Please backchannel me at your convenience.

Thanks!

-- 
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*Darboy (Appleton), Calumet County*


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Subject: Coopers Hawk and a Junco sighting.
From: DWIGHT ALTON <orion0323 AT msn.com>
Date: Thu, 19 Feb 2015 18:17:05 -0600
Unfortunately, the Junco was on the menu! Has anyone ever calculated the 
g-force a hawk pulls when chasing a bird? This Cooper was making some tight 90 
degree (or more) maneuvers at full speed about a foot behind the Junco before 
the Junco made the mistake of flying into a bush. The Cooper crashed right in 
after him and came out with a meal. 

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Subject: news from the American Bird Conservancy
From: William Mueller <wpmueller1947 AT gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 19 Feb 2015 17:54:36 -0600
http://futureofbirds.blogspot.com/2015/02/news-from-american-bird-conservancy.html 


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Subject: New Threat to Eagles
From: "Anne Moretti" <amoretti AT wi.rr.com>
Date: Thu, 19 Feb 2015 09:21:40 -0600
Article from The Washington Post. This affects eagles in the SE US, not
here.
 

Anne Moretti

Dousman

Waukesha Co.

 

 

http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/energy-environment/wp/2015/02/18/the-eagl
e-killer-the-name-of-a-new-scary-red-bacteria-is-well-earned/?hpid=z4

 

 



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Subject: THIS IS ONLY A TEST
From: Richter Museum <richter AT uwgb.edu>
Date: Thu, 19 Feb 2015 13:29:51 +0000
This is only a test!!!
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Subject: Feather barbs show history of flight (no sightings)
From: Brad Webb <brad286465 AT att.net>
Date: Wed, 18 Feb 2015 19:05:06 -0600
  Thought this note from the dinosaur list might be of interest to some.
The paper is making a bit of a splash there.
  Brad Webb
  Watertown, Wisconsin

  -------- Forwarded Message --------

Ben Creisler
bcreisler AT gmail.com


A recent paper not yet mentioned:

Teresa J. Feo , Daniel J. Field  & Richard O. Prum (2015)
Barb geometry of asymmetrical feathers reveals a transitional
morphology in the evolution of avian flight.
Proceedings of the Royal Society B  (advance online publication)
DOI: 10.1098/rspb.2014.2864
http://rspb.royalsocietypublishing.org/content/282/1803/20142864



The geometry of feather barbs (barb length and barb angle) determines
feather vane asymmetry and vane rigidity, which are both critical to a
feather's aerodynamic performance. Here, we describe the relationship
between barb geometry and aerodynamic function across the evolutionary
history of asymmetrical flight feathers, from Mesozoic taxa outside of
modern avian diversity (Microraptor, Archaeopteryx, Sapeornis,
Confuciusornis and the enantiornithine Eopengornis) to an extensive
sample of modern birds. Contrary to previous assumptions, we find that
barb angle is not related to vane-width asymmetry; instead barb angle
varies with vane function, whereas barb length variation determines
vane asymmetry. We demonstrate that barb geometry significantly
differs among functionally distinct portions of flight feather vanes,
and that cutting-edge leading vanes occupy a distinct region of
morphospace characterized by small barb angles. This cutting-edge vane
morphology is ubiquitous across a phylogenetically and functionally
diverse sample of modern birds and Mesozoic stem birds, revealing a
fundamental aerodynamic adaptation that has persisted from the Late
Jurassic. However, in Mesozoic taxa stemward of Ornithurae and
Enantiornithes, trailing vane barb geometry is distinctly different
from that of modern birds. In both modern birds and enantiornithines,
trailing vanes have larger barb angles than in comparatively stemward
taxa like Archaeopteryx, which exhibit small trailing vane barb
angles. This discovery reveals a previously unrecognized evolutionary
transition in flight feather morphology, which has important
implications for the flight capacity of early feathered theropods such
as Archaeopteryx and Microraptor. Our findings suggest that the fully
modern avian flight feather, and possibly a modern capacity for
powered flight, evolved crownward of Confuciusornis, long after the
origin of asymmetrical flight feathers, and much later than previously
recognized.

==

News release:


http://phys.org/news/2015-02-differences-feathers-evolution-flight.html

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Subject: Re: posting about a topic we're not supposed to post about...
From: Annette Schrab Clark <mrsclarkrcpark AT gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 18 Feb 2015 14:27:21 -0600
Excuse me.  I am on the email list for birding.  Why am I receiving an
email here which seems to be some sort of disagreement between individuals?
I suggest you may take this to private emails that does not pull others in
the birding email network into whatever debate you are having here.

On Wed, Feb 18, 2015 at 9:17 AM, William Mueller 
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> If you would rather not read about forbidden topics, just don't click on
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>
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http://futureofbirds.blogspot.com/2015/02/posting-about-topic-were-not-supposed.html 

>
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Subject: Re: SPRING??
From: Jeremy Meyer <jmeyer4044 AT gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 18 Feb 2015 12:05:33 -0600
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Subject: Snowy Owl Milwaukee?
From: Tim Vargo <tvargo AT urbanecologycenter.org>
Date: Wed, 18 Feb 2015 11:56:10 -0600
Hey folks,
I have a group of environmental educators, some of whom have never seen an owl 
in the wild, that want to look for a Snowy downtown Milwaukee (River mouth, 
High Speed Ferry). I've got the latest e-bird sightings on Monday, but has 
anyone seen one today/yesterday that we can look for at a respectable 
non-intrusive distance? 


Timothy Vargo
Manager of Research and Citizen Science
Urban Ecology Center
1500 E Park Pl
Milwaukee WI  53211

(414) 964-8505 x116
Fax: (414) 964-1084

tvargo AT urbanecologycenter.org
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Subject: Trumpeters in Hudson, St. Croix County
From: Jeff Virant <rainbow AT cltcomm.net>
Date: Wed, 18 Feb 2015 11:24:32 -0600
Hi All,

As many have probably already seen, there is an excellent article in the 
Pioneer Press about an ill Trumpeter cygnet (probable lead poisoning) on the 
St. Croix River in Hudson, per the attached link. 


http://www.twincities.com/localnews/ci_27546594/hudson-wis-rescuers-come-aid-ailing-trumpeter-swan?source=traqli&traqli-referral=rainbow%40cltcomm.net&utm_campaign=traqli&utm_source=traqli&utm_medium=traqli 


Best birding (and stay warm!),

Jeff Virant
Deer Park, WI   (Polk County)
rainbow AT cltcomm.net




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Subject: Re: SPRING??
From: Richter Museum <richter AT uwgb.edu>
Date: Wed, 18 Feb 2015 16:55:11 +0000
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Subject: FW: SPRING??
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Date: Wed, 18 Feb 2015 16:49:14 +0000
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Subject: Re: SPRING??
From: Andrea Szymczak <harrierhawk1 AT gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 18 Feb 2015 10:44:04 -0600
Tom & I also saw courtship flights from Ravens this past weekend in Door
County.
The bar for what Ravens think constitutes Springtime must be pretty low ;-)
Andrea Szymczak
Waukesha,  WI
 On Feb 18, 2015 10:06 AM, "Richter Museum"  wrote:
> Despite the cold, Cardinals were calling this morning, woodpeckers
> drumming and local Ravens doing courtship flights in southern Oconto
> county!!
> Tom Erdman
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Subject: SPRING??
From: Richter Museum <richter AT uwgb.edu>
Date: Wed, 18 Feb 2015 16:05:23 +0000
Despite the cold, Cardinals were calling this morning, woodpeckers drumming and 
local Ravens doing courtship flights in southern Oconto county!! 

Tom Erdman

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Subject: Re: posting about a topic we're not supposed to post about...
From: kevin seidel <seidelkevin25 AT gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 18 Feb 2015 09:48:49 -0600
If that weren't a forbidden topic, I'd say I have absolutely no problem
with the article's content.  But it is, so I won't.
On Feb 18, 2015 9:17 AM, "William Mueller"  wrote:
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http://futureofbirds.blogspot.com/2015/02/posting-about-topic-were-not-supposed.html 

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Subject: posting about a topic we're not supposed to post about...
From: William Mueller <wpmueller1947 AT gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 18 Feb 2015 09:17:09 -0600
If you would rather not read about forbidden topics, just don't click on
the link...

http://futureofbirds.blogspot.com/2015/02/posting-about-topic-were-not-supposed.html 




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Subject: re-scheduling Black River Falls Atlas event
From: William Mueller <wpmueller1947 AT gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 17 Feb 2015 19:14:04 -0600
The Black River Falls area ATLAS event scheduled for tomorrow night is
being re-scheduled. New date to be determined.

William Mueller
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Subject: Peregrines - Milwaukee
From: "Lori Inderdahl" <dinderdahl AT centurytel.net>
Date: Tue, 17 Feb 2015 17:02:01 -0600
Looking out a north-facing window at St. Luke's Hospital, (27th and 
Oklahoma) I saw what may have been 2 Peregrine Falcons soaring around the 
buildings.  Is there a nesting box somewhere near there and, if so, is there 
or will there be a camera on it?

Thanks, Lori Inderdahl
Rosendale, FDL Co. 


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