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Cardinal with Goldfinch,©Barry Kent Mackay

24 May Lion's Den Ozaukee Cty and Fox Point Milwaukee Cty Today [Chris Petherick ]
24 May Join the Ben Goss Bird Club at Vernon Marsh this Saturday 5/28! [Tim Hahn ]
25 May Loggerhead Shrike - Bayfield County [Ryan Brady ]
24 May Swainson's Thrush - MKE CTY [KAREN JOHNSON ]
24 May Wyalusing St. Park yesterday (long) [Peter Fissel ]
24 May Re: Sheridan Park - MKE CTY ["Tom Schultz" ]
24 May Grant Park, So. Milw. good [Betsy Abert ]
24 May Re: CONNECTICUT WARBLER. OZAUKEE-LION's DEN [Kris Perlberg ]
24 May Re: CONNECTICUT WARBLER. OZAUKEE-LION's DEN ["Steve Thiessen" ]
24 May Re: Sheridan Park - MKE CTY []
24 May Sheridan Park - MKE CTY [KAREN JOHNSON ]
24 May CONNECTICUT WARBLER. OZAUKEE-LION's DEN [Joan Sommer ]
24 May Re: Activity - Milwaukee County Sheridan [Chris Petherick ]
24 May Re: Activity - Milwaukee County Sheridan [Jennifer Ambrose ]
24 May Activity - Milwaukee County [Chris Petherick ]
23 May Re: WW Tern (negative update) ["Tom Wood" ]
23 May WBBAII Atlas Training Workshop in Lake Geneva area Tues night May 24th [William Mueller ]
23 May Re: ID for an Oriole: Brown County ["Tom Schultz" ]
23 May Lake Superior eBirders hitting the field on Tuesday - donate now! [Ryan Brady ]
23 May ID for an Oriole: Brown County [Curt Heuer ]
23 May re-updating Waterbird Watch news - WGLBBO [William Mueller ]
23 May Wyalusing State Park ["jim weyers" ]
23 May WW Tern ["jim weyers" ]
23 May Eastern Screech-Owl Update, A Juvenile in the Nest Box, Town of Lebanon, Dodge County ["Eileen Worman" ]
23 May FW: Re: RFI: White-Winged Tern [Bob Benning ]
23 May Re: RFI: White-Winged Tern ["Jim Weyers" ]
23 May Re: ALERT: Tropical/Couch's Kingbird-- Bayfield Cty [Ryan Brady ]
23 May Is White Winged Tern still being seen MONDAY? [brooke haycraft ]
23 May Re: Manitowoc - White-winged Tern story ["Steve Thiessen" ]
23 May Re: RFI: White-Winged Tern [Jennifer Ambrose ]
23 May Re: ALERT: Tropical/Couch's Kingbird-- Bayfield Cty [Ryan Brady ]
23 May recent ABA lifer....but not the WW tern..long ["Seegert, Greg" ]
23 May Sheboygan-Hooded Warbler [Nancy ]
22 May Baird's Sandpipers + others - McMahon Road in Monterey (Waukesha County) [Tim Hahn ]
22 May South Milwaukee Red Headed Woodpecker [Betsy Abert ]
22 May Bell's Vireo/Canada W. Fon du Lac Co. [Steve Mullen ]
22 May White-winged Tern photo [Chris West ]
22 May RFI: White-Winged Tern [KAREN JOHNSON ]
22 May Manitowoc - White-winged Tern story [Mark Hodgson ]
22 May White-winged Tern - Yes [Chris Petherick ]
22 May Black-billed Cuckoo, Our 150th Yard Bird Species, Town of Lebanon, Dodge County ["Eileen Worman" ]
22 May WW tern ["Seegert, Greg" ]
22 May Re: White-winged Tern at the Manitowoc Impoundment in Manitowoc Co. 5/21/16, some images... [Mark Korducki ]
22 May Re: White-winged Tern at the Manitowoc Impoundment in Manitowoc Co. 5/21/16, some images... [Chris Petherick ]
22 May Re: White-winged Tern at the Manitowoc Impoundment in Manitowoc Co. 5/21/16, some images... [Susan anderson ]
22 May Re: Tern reports? []
22 May White-winged Tern Records []
22 May Tern reports? []
21 May White-winged Tern at the Manitowoc Impoundment in Manitowoc Co. 5/21/16, some images... [Jim Edlhuber ]
22 May results from the past 3 days ["Seegert, Greg" ]
22 May WW tern. ["Seegert, Greg" ]
22 May Lower Chippewa River Titmouseketeers ["Packett, Diane L - NRF" ]
21 May Re: Eurasian Collared Dove, Holy Cross, Ozaukee Co. [Karen Etter Hale ]
22 May Re: White-winged Tern in Manitowoc [Tom Prestby ]
21 May Little Blue Heron - NO [Steve Mullen ]
22 May Franklin's Gulls, White-winged Scoter - Ashland [Ryan Brady ]
22 May Eurasian Collared Dove, Holy Cross, Ozaukee Co. [Scott Diehl ]
21 May White-winged Tern in Manitowoc ["Tom Schultz" ]
21 May Connecticut Warblers... [Ken Damro ]
21 May Fwd: eBird Report - Estabrook Park, May 21, 2016 [CHARLES HAGNER ]
21 May Black-throated Blue Warbler - confirmed [Nancy Richmond ]
21 May Western Great Lakes Bird and Bat Observatory - Waterbird Watch news [William Mueller ]
21 May Upcoming Program at the UW-Madison Arboretum "Fly By Night, Bats & Owls" [Kathi Johnson Rock ]
20 May Re: Black-billed Cuckoos- Namekagon River, Washburn County [Susan anderson ]
20 May Black-billed Cuckoos- Namekagon River, Washburn County [Bob Matyas ]
20 May Little Blue Heron at Lake Maria in Green Lake County 5/20/16, some images... [Jim Edlhuber ]
20 May Cutright's Old Coots find 160 species to raise $$ for Bird Protection Fund in Great Wisconsin Birdathon ["Carl Schwartz" ]
20 May ALERT: Little Blue Heron- No [Bill Grossmeyer ]
20 May 3 N. Mockingbirds, Blue-winged Warbler - Ashland/Bayfield [Ryan Brady ]
20 May Re: Alert Little Blue Heron (Lake Maria) ["B.G. Sloan" ]
20 May Alert Little Blue Heron (Lake Maria) [Mark Korducki ]
20 May Bay Beach - Connecticut Warbler [Brian Pierce ]
20 May White-eyed Vireo - Indian Lake, Dane County [Aaron Holschbach ]
20 May Volunteer in Costa Rica! [Michelene OConnor ]
20 May Re: ALERT: Tropical/Couch's Kingbird-- Bayfield Cty ["Nick Anich" ]
19 May Great Blue Herons with young at a rookery in So. WI. 5/19/16, some images... [Jim Edlhuber ]

Subject: Lion's Den Ozaukee Cty and Fox Point Milwaukee Cty Today
From: Chris Petherick <cpetherick AT me.com>
Date: Tue, 24 May 2016 23:09:38 -0500
Overall had a pretty good day of birds without putting in too much effort. 13 
warbler species, including Mourning Warbler and at least 5 Canada Warblers, 
plus a Yellow-Breasted Chat. Didn’t have a single Palm or YR warbler today. 
The warblers were mainly at my house, the Chat was at Lion’s Den. Also had a 
Philadelphia Vireo at Lion’s Den. My “pet” nighthawk stuck around most of 
the day - I didn’t see it leave, but it flew the coop by early evening! Also 
had a wood and Swanson’s Thrush today. 


Hopefully the quick storms that ran through will bring more birds for tomorrow.

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Subject: Join the Ben Goss Bird Club at Vernon Marsh this Saturday 5/28!
From: Tim Hahn <thahnbirder AT gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 24 May 2016 22:47:02 -0500
All are welcome to join the Ben Goss Bird Club as we explore Vernon Marsh
and look for birds!
Vernon Marsh is a unique ecosystem in Waukesha County consisting of
approximately 5,000 acres of marshland, grassland, flowage, rivers, oak
savanna, and lowland forest. The Fox River runs through the property making
the marsh a vital connection between the Fox River, Mukwonago River, Pebble
Creek, and Mill Creek watersheds. It supports abundant wildlife including
frogs, turtles, furbearers, deer, and numerous bird species including
American White Pelicans, Trumpeter Swan, American and Least Bitterns, Black
and Forster's Terns, Willow Flycatcher, Yellow-headed Blackbird, Northern
Harrier, and numerous ducks.

DIRECTIONS: Our group will gather in the parking lot at the west end of
Benson Ave. on the east side of the wildlife area. We will If you are
coming from Mukwonago, take Hwy X north from Hwy ES/National Ave. Benson
Road will be on your left approximately 2 miles north of ES/National Ave.
From Waukesha, take Hwy X south from Hwy 59/Les Paul Pkwy. Benson Ave. will
be on your right about 4 miles south of Hwy 59/Les Paul Pkwy.

DNR Website for Vernon SWA: http://dnr.wi.gov/topic/lands/wildlifeareas/
vernon.html

Friends of Vernon Marsh: http://www.friendsofvernonmarsh.org/


Tim Hahn
Pewaukee, WI
Waukesha County
WBBA II Coordinator
Ben Goss Bird Club


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Subject: Loggerhead Shrike - Bayfield County
From: Ryan Brady <ryanbrady10 AT hotmail.com>
Date: Wed, 25 May 2016 02:37:39 +0000
The Lake Superior eBirders team found a Loggerhead Shrike today in far 
northwestern Bayfield County on their Great Wisconsin Birdathon Big Day. It was 
along Hwy 13 a mile or two west of Port Wing (not sure of exact distance) near 
fire #5700. 

More details from our day tomorrow...



Ryan Brady
Washburn, Bayfield County, WI
http://wibirdathon.org/teampage.asp?fundid78

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Subject: Swainson's Thrush - MKE CTY
From: KAREN JOHNSON <kmjbirders AT gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 24 May 2016 19:57:51 -0500
Species #26 at my bubbling water fountain was a Swainson's Thrush that
spent 10 minutes bathing and preening!  I've had other interesting species
visit the fountain over the last 2 years: Nashville and Bay-Breasted
Warblers, Lincoln's and Fox Sparrows as well as Hermit Thrush and Pine
Sisken.  My advice; get a moving water feature for your yard!
-- 
Karen Johnson
Milwaukee, WI
BayView Area


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Subject: Wyalusing St. Park yesterday (long)
From: Peter Fissel <peter.fissel AT wisc.edu>
Date: Tue, 24 May 2016 19:38:49 +0000
A bunch of Madison birders went on our annual expedition to Wyalusing St. Park 
in southwestern Wisconsin yesterday. Most (or all) of us picked up our first of 
year (FOY) Dickcissels in a field at the intersection of Grant Co. roads P and 
X on the way to the park. At the park entrance station, we enjoyed watching the 
numerous Ruby-throated Hummers on the multiple feeders. A brief check of the 
Turkey Hollow picnic area didn't produce anything stunning for us - seemed to 
be mostly local nesters like Am. Redstarts and Indigo Buntings, so we headed 
for Long Valley Rd. 


On the way to Long Valley, we spotted a female Turkey coming up the bank by the 
tennis courts. By the time my car got even with her, she had so flattened 
herself out in the grass that I could just barely see her back feathers, and 
only because I knew where to look. I radioed back to the guys in the other car, 
and they couldn't spot her until Marty got out, causing her to flush and run 
across the road. 



Going down Long Valley Rd., we were mostly hearing usual suspects such as more 
Redstarts, Cerulean Warblers, Red-eyed and Warbling Vireos, etc., but I did 
hear at least one Acadian Flycatcher. We spent some time at the intersection by 
the road going up to the Passenger Pigeon monument, but didn't hear any 
Yellow-throated Warblers. On the way up to the monument, I heard a Wood Thrush 
and a distant song that I thought was probably a Kentucky Warbler. Not much of 
real interest up at the top by the monument, unfortunately. We came back down 
and paused at the intersection again, but still no Yellow-throated Warblers 
singing. Farther down Long Valley, I heard a Mourning Warbler, so we got out 
and Jim Otto finally spotted it sitting way up high in a tall tree, singing its 
heart out. Great looks. A little farther on down the road, we ran into Charles 
Naeseth, who said he'd heard another Mourning, plus two Connecticuts, but it 
had been a half hour or so and we never did hear the latter 

 species. Ceruleans were singing everywhere, and we heard something else that 
may have been a Canada, but never could spot it. The old closed road was not 
very productive for birds. An Eastern Wood-Pewee was up at the very tip of a 
tall dead tree, hawking insects, but we couldn't turn it into an Olive-sided 
Flycatcher. 



Farther down the road, we finally got a Kentucky, and had decent looks at that. 
By the boat landing, a Prothonotary was sort of cooperative, singing a lot, but 
the looks were very distant for most of us. We did spot a probable Cerulean 
nest there, though. Back up Long Valley, but nothing new for us. At the main 
parking lot for the overlook, we had nice looks at a Blackburnian, and there 
was at least one Canada Warbler singing from the dense undergrowth near the 
restrooms, but we never could spot one. As we drove past the big open area at 
the top of Long Valley on our way out, I spotted a flycatcher way up at the top 
of a dead tree that did turn out to be an Olive-sided. 



We whiffed on Henslow's Sparrow by the observatory - it was midday and the 
winds were really picking up. We did hear at least one Bell's Vireo down the 
path from the parking lot, though. We took one more shot at the Turkey Hollow 
picnic area, but still no Yellow-throated Warbler. That and the Henslow's were 
our only real misses on the day. 



We headed down Hwy 35 and spotted a Eurasian Collared Dove on a wire over the 
road in Patch Grove, which used to be one of the few reliable spots in the 
state to find them (we'd had them in Cobb and Edmund along Hwy 18 on the way 
over, too.) On the way to Potosi, we took very scenic County U south of 
Bloomington - great road, that I don't think I'd been on before. As we came 
down into Potosi, I heard what I initially took to be another Kentucky Warbler 
singing from up on the bluff next to the road, but I think it may actually have 
been a Carolina Wren, which we used to always get in winter near Potosi Point. 
After lunch at the brewpub (the drivers had root beer, which they also make 
there,) we headed for the point. Once we got under the railroad tracks, we 
started hearing more Warbling Vireos than I can ever recall hearing. There 
might have been 40 or 50 out along the road to the point. Not much to see out 
on the river except for a few Am. White Pelicans. It was very windy from 

 the south by then, so we were speculating on what one might see if you did a 
Big Sit out there on a warm day in spring. 



Fun day, despite missing Yellow-throated Warbler for the second year in a row 
there. It was my fourth all-day expedition in a row, so I'm pretty exhausted. 
More on those days later. 



Peter Fissel

Madison, WI

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Subject: Re: Sheridan Park - MKE CTY
From: "Tom Schultz" <trschultz AT centurytel.net>
Date: Tue, 24 May 2016 12:45:36 -0500
Cathy, I don't believe that the White-winged Tern has been seen yesterday or 
today (in the marina area) -- so it apparently has left.  But who knows, 
there's always a chance it might show up again...

Tom Schultz
Green Lake Co.

-----Original Message----- 
From: cdermody AT wi.rr.com
Sent: Tuesday, May 24, 2016 10:53 AM
To: Wisconsin Bird Network ; kmjbirders AT gmail.com
Subject: [wisb] Re: Sheridan Park - MKE CTY

Exactly where is the WW Tern being seen in Manitowoc?  I deleted all 
messages not expecting to be up that way.  Now we will be in that area 
today.
Cathy Dermody   St Francis
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Subject: Grant Park, So. Milw. good
From: Betsy Abert <betsyacorn AT gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 24 May 2016 11:07:51 -0500
Like previous lakefront reports, the bluff and areas close to the bluff are
very active with the south breeze this a.m.  Numerous warblers including a
singing and stationary Mourning Warbler, with the highlight being long
looks at a Black billed Cuckoo and Willow Flycatcher.  Betsy Abert, South
Milwaukee

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Subject: Re: CONNECTICUT WARBLER. OZAUKEE-LION's DEN
From: Kris Perlberg <kris AT cgfirepower.com>
Date: Tue, 24 May 2016 11:00:53 -0500
I’ve seen virtually no migrants the last few days. Feels like our window of 
opportunity has slammed shut here in Dane County. Am I right? 




On May 24, 2016, at 10:58 AM, Steve Thiessen  wrote:



I'm jealous. I was over to LaFollette and Kegonsa Parks (Dane County), and 
I found very few migrants. I did get there a bit late (8:30), Mourning 
Warbler was the only non-resident. Steve Thiessen  Stoughton Dane co.
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Joan Sommer" 
To: 
Sent: Tuesday, May 24, 2016 9:32 AM
Subject: [wisb] CONNECTICUT WARBLER. OZAUKEE-LION's DEN


> Singing for at least 45 minutes across the park road from the first 
> parking area.
> 
> Also alder, willow, and olive sided FC. 17 warbler species including 
> Connecticut and Cape May, and numbers of Canada, Blackpoll, Bay Breasted, 
> N Parula, many Wilson's, Redstarts, etc.
> Good morning to be out.
> 
> Joan Sommer
> Fredonia
> Ozaukee County
> 
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Subject: Re: CONNECTICUT WARBLER. OZAUKEE-LION's DEN
From: "Steve Thiessen" <stevethiessen AT charter.net>
Date: Tue, 24 May 2016 10:58:43 -0500

 I'm jealous. I was over to LaFollette and Kegonsa Parks (Dane County), and 
I found very few migrants. I did get there a bit late (8:30), Mourning 
Warbler was the only non-resident. Steve Thiessen  Stoughton Dane co.
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To: 
Sent: Tuesday, May 24, 2016 9:32 AM
Subject: [wisb] CONNECTICUT WARBLER. OZAUKEE-LION's DEN


> Singing for at least 45 minutes across the park road from the first 
> parking area.
>
> Also alder, willow, and olive sided FC. 17 warbler species including 
> Connecticut and Cape May, and numbers of Canada, Blackpoll, Bay Breasted, 
> N Parula, many Wilson's, Redstarts, etc.
> Good morning to be out.
>
> Joan Sommer
> Fredonia
> Ozaukee County
>
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Subject: Re: Sheridan Park - MKE CTY
From: <cdermody AT wi.rr.com>
Date: Tue, 24 May 2016 15:53:12 +0000
Exactly where is the WW Tern being seen in Manitowoc? I deleted all messages 
not expecting to be up that way. Now we will be in that area today. 

Cathy Dermody   St Francis
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Subject: Sheridan Park - MKE CTY
From: KAREN JOHNSON <kmjbirders AT gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 24 May 2016 09:33:08 -0500
YB Cuckoo, Philadelphia Vireo, Magnolia, Canada, Blackpoll, Yellow,
Ovenbird, and others this morning (6:30 AM).
Whitnall Park along the stream was dead at 6:00 AM save for a Tennessee
Warbler and a PeWee.
-- 
Karen Johnson
Milwaukee, WI
BayView Area


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Subject: CONNECTICUT WARBLER. OZAUKEE-LION's DEN
From: Joan Sommer <jsommer2 AT wi.rr.com>
Date: Tue, 24 May 2016 09:32:37 -0500
Singing for at least 45 minutes across the park road from the first parking 
area. 


Also alder, willow, and olive sided FC. 17 warbler species including 
Connecticut and Cape May, and numbers of Canada, Blackpoll, Bay Breasted, N 
Parula, many Wilson's, Redstarts, etc. 

Good morning to be out. 

Joan Sommer
Fredonia 
Ozaukee County

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Subject: Re: Activity - Milwaukee County Sheridan
From: Chris Petherick <cpetherick AT me.com>
Date: Tue, 24 May 2016 09:30:17 -0500
Very cool - I just added Canada, Chestnut-sided, Wilson’s and Black and White 
since I sent the last email. A nice little run, we’ll see what the “water 
element” can call in today! 

Chris Petherick
Fox Point, Milwaukee County

> On May 24, 2016, at 9:23 AM, Jennifer Ambrose  wrote:
> 
> Sheridan Park was popping off a half hr ago. Seems to be slowing a tad. Had 4 
Bay breasted in one tree plus Blackpolls, 2 or 3, Least Bittern and Green 
Herons in trees, Golden winged, tons of flycatchers including at least one 
Willow or Alder. Hope my recording of the voice helps me id it later. 

> 
> Good birding,
> Jennifer Ambrose 
> Milwaukee
> 
> On May 24, 2016 9:16 AM, "Chris Petherick" > wrote: 

> Hello - it seems like a mini push of birds this morning. I had my FOY Pewee, 
kind of late, and after hearing one, I heard another 3 or 4 at least in the 
yard with many at Doctor’s park as well. I also have at least 5 red-eyed 
vireos in the trees. Within a few minutes I had 2 Blackburnian warblers, 2 
Magnolia, a Blackpoll and a Yellow all come through the yard. Additionally, as 
i watched the yellow warbler in a tree, I saw an odd bird land on a branch 
right below. Turns out it was a common nighthawk (FOY) finding a perch for a 
rest. I assume that maybe it will stay for the day???? 

> 
> here are a few pictures of the nighthawk if you care to take a look. 
https://flic.kr/p/H3HrZd  

> 
> 
> Chris Petherick
> Fox Point, Milwaukee County
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Subject: Re: Activity - Milwaukee County Sheridan
From: Jennifer Ambrose <jenthreat AT gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 24 May 2016 09:23:28 -0500
Sheridan Park was popping off a half hr ago. Seems to be slowing a tad. Had
4 Bay breasted in one tree plus Blackpolls, 2 or 3, Least Bittern and Green
Herons in trees, Golden winged, tons of flycatchers including at least one
Willow or Alder. Hope my recording of the voice helps me id it later.
Good birding,
Jennifer Ambrose
Milwaukee
On May 24, 2016 9:16 AM, "Chris Petherick"  wrote:

Hello - it seems like a mini push of birds this morning.  I had my FOY
Pewee, kind of late, and after hearing one, I heard another 3 or 4 at least
in the yard with many at Doctor’s park as well.  I also have at least 5
red-eyed vireos in the trees.  Within a few minutes I had 2 Blackburnian
warblers, 2 Magnolia, a Blackpoll and a Yellow all come through the yard.
Additionally, as i watched the yellow warbler in a tree, I saw an odd bird
land on a branch right below.  Turns out it was a common nighthawk (FOY)
finding a perch for a rest.  I assume that maybe it will stay for the
day????

here are a few pictures of the nighthawk if you care to take a look.
https://flic.kr/p/H3HrZd


Chris Petherick
Fox Point, Milwaukee County

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Subject: Activity - Milwaukee County
From: Chris Petherick <cpetherick AT me.com>
Date: Tue, 24 May 2016 09:15:30 -0500
Hello - it seems like a mini push of birds this morning. I had my FOY Pewee, 
kind of late, and after hearing one, I heard another 3 or 4 at least in the 
yard with many at Doctor’s park as well. I also have at least 5 red-eyed 
vireos in the trees. Within a few minutes I had 2 Blackburnian warblers, 2 
Magnolia, a Blackpoll and a Yellow all come through the yard. Additionally, as 
i watched the yellow warbler in a tree, I saw an odd bird land on a branch 
right below. Turns out it was a common nighthawk (FOY) finding a perch for a 
rest. I assume that maybe it will stay for the day???? 


here are a few pictures of the nighthawk if you care to take a look. 
https://flic.kr/p/H3HrZd 



Chris Petherick
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Subject: Re: WW Tern (negative update)
From: "Tom Wood" <tcwood729 AT wi.rr.com>
Date: Mon, 23 May 2016 17:19:17 -0500
I went back early this morning and the mudflats were devoid of birds. Many
gulls and terns were in the marina and farther out on the lake eating
alewives. I suspected after feeding they would return to the mudflats so I
decided to try again in the afternoon. As I walked in, I talked to several
people who were leaving, and nobody had seen the tern. I left at about 2:45
P.M. and the White-winged Tern hadn't shown up. Little Gulls and Ruddy
Turnstones were still there, though.
Thomas Wood, Menomonee Falls, Waukesha County

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On Behalf Of jim weyers (Redacted sender "jdw1031" for DMARC)
Sent: Monday, May 23, 2016 11:48 AM
To: Wisbirdn Birdn
Subject: [wisb] WW Tern

I posted a note earlier from a tablet and it apparently came through poorly
so I will try again.
I looked for the tern from 7 am to 9 am without success. That doesn't mean
it isn't there just that I couldn't find it.
Please post any further news as the day goes along. I will go back if it is
seen later in the day.
Thanks to all who have kept this information flowing.
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Subject: WBBAII Atlas Training Workshop in Lake Geneva area Tues night May 24th
From: William Mueller <wpmueller1947 AT gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 23 May 2016 15:45:00 -0500
WBBAII Atlas Training Workshop - Lions Fieldhouse, 6:30 - 8:00 pm
If you have eBird data entry questions, we'll try to answer as many as
possible.
310 Elkhorn RdWilliams Bay, Wisconsin, US 53191

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Subject: Re: ID for an Oriole: Brown County
From: "Tom Schultz" <trschultz AT centurytel.net>
Date: Mon, 23 May 2016 15:19:42 -0500
From a plumage standpoint, this looks like a standard young male Orchard 
Oriole -- one that's roughly a year old, and starting to molt into adult 
plumage.  I can't comment about the size, since there isn't much opportunity 
for comparison, but if the feeder is made out of standard 3/4" lumber, the 
oriole does seem somewhat on the small side -- which would match Orchard.

Tom Schultz
Green Lake Co.


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From: Curt Heuer
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Subject: [wisb] ID for an Oriole: Brown County


Hello,
About ten days ago we had an unusual visitor to our feeders. We have been 
getting male and female Baltimore Orioles as well as first summer males. We 
get an occasional Orchard as well. But then this bird showed up. It is not 
small like an Orchard and even is a bit larger than a Baltimore. And its 
markings remind me of a Hooded or a Altamira but we are in New Franken, 
Wisconsin, Brown County.

Also I thought it might be a hybrid of an Orchard and??? because of the 
reddish orange around the black throat. I apologize for the quality of the 
photographs. After running for the camera we shot through a window and he 
never really turned for a rear shot. Unfortunately he has not returned. 
Thoughts?

https://www.flickr.com/photos/heuers/albums/72157668699496426


If you cant link to photos I can send you the pictures directly but they 
arent any clearer.


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Subject: Lake Superior eBirders hitting the field on Tuesday - donate now!
From: Ryan Brady <ryanbrady10 AT hotmail.com>
Date: Mon, 23 May 2016 19:08:45 +0000
Tuesday is the day for the Lake Superior eBirders! Myself, Nick Anich, and Alex 
Lehner arecautiously optimistic for some fallout potential tonight and can't 
wait to get started on our Great Wisconsin Birdathon Big Day tomorrow. But 
we're still a shy short of our fundraising goal and could really use your help. 
I can't think of a better way to directly support bird conservation in 
Wisconsin. 



Donate now athttp://wibirdathon.org/teampage.asp?fundid=1978


Thanks for your support!



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Subject: ID for an Oriole: Brown County
From: Curt Heuer <heuers3 AT centurytel.net>
Date: Mon, 23 May 2016 14:08:09 -0500
Hello,
About ten days ago we had an unusual visitor to our feeders. We have been 
getting male and female Baltimore Orioles as well as first summer males. We get 
an occasional Orchard as well. But then this bird showed up. It is not small 
like an Orchard and even is a bit larger than a Baltimore. And its markings 
remind me of a Hooded or a Altamira but we are in New Franken, Wisconsin, Brown 
County. 


Also I thought it might be a hybrid of an Orchard and??? because of the 
reddish orange around the black throat. I apologize for the quality of the 
photographs. After running for the camera we shot through a window and he never 
really turned for a rear shot. Unfortunately he has not returned. Thoughts? 


https://www.flickr.com/photos/heuers/albums/72157668699496426


If you cant link to photos I can send you the pictures directly but they 
arent any clearer. 



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Subject: re-updating Waterbird Watch news - WGLBBO
From: William Mueller <wpmueller1947 AT gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 23 May 2016 13:56:20 -0500
I notice that only part of my message ended up as a post to the birdnet
several days ago - this is a re-send of that information.
The Western Great Lakes Bird & Bat Observatory spring season Waterbird
Watch, conducted at Harrington Beach State Park in Ozaukee County, is
finished for this season:
http://wglbbo.org/news/136-waterbird-watch-spring-2016-ends

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cell   414-698-9108
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Subject: Wyalusing State Park
From: "jim weyers" <dmarc-noreply AT freelists.org> (Redacted sender "jdw1031" for DMARC)
Date: Mon, 23 May 2016 16:52:40 +0000 (UTC)
Late post on this but I spent Tuesday-Thursday at the park.
Didn't find yellow throated warbler but heard anecdotal rumor that another 
party had. 

Hiked to pictured rock cave and did not find Lousiana waterthrush.
Did have Kentucky warbler along Long Valley road a number of times. Acadian 
Flycatcher seemed almost common. Prothonatory warbler was vocal and visible at 
the boat landing. 

Best bird was Bell's vireo which another party pointed me to. Was along the 
Turkey hollow trail about 100 feet south of the observatory parking lot. 

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Subject: WW Tern
From: "jim weyers" <dmarc-noreply AT freelists.org> (Redacted sender "jdw1031" for DMARC)
Date: Mon, 23 May 2016 16:48:03 +0000 (UTC)
I posted a note earlier from a tablet and it apparently came through poorly so 
I will try again. 

I looked for the tern from 7 am to 9 am without success. That doesn't mean it 
isn't there just that I couldn't find it. 

Please post any further news as the day goes along. I will go back if it is 
seen later in the day. 

Thanks to all who have kept this information flowing.
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Subject: Eastern Screech-Owl Update, A Juvenile in the Nest Box, Town of Lebanon, Dodge County
From: "Eileen Worman" <eileen.worman AT frontier.com>
Date: Mon, 23 May 2016 11:32:36 -0500
Had I waited a bit longer to post my Black-billed Cuckoo news yesterday 
afternoon, I would also have been able to tell you about our Eastern 
Screech-Owls, who indeed are nesting in our Wood Duck box! 

Late yesterday afternoon as I was looking at the box like a do throughout the 
day, I noticed that the owl in the opening wasn't taking up the whole space as 
usual, and sure enough, we have one juvenile in there! In recent weeks I've 
noticed that only the rufous-colored adult was being seen regularly in the 
opening, so that must be the female. The male is gray, who we've seen in the 
past. 

Here's a documentary shot of the youngster that I took yesterday. It's not high 
quality, but I wanted to get something to document the event. It's exciting to 
have another nesting species in our yard. 

https://www.flickr.com/photos/beanheadwisconsin/27162719486/
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Subject: FW: Re: RFI: White-Winged Tern
From: Bob Benning <bobbenning AT hotmail.com>
Date: Mon, 23 May 2016 11:10:31 -0500
Jim Weyers
I am unable to read your posts. If you could try some other machine computer 
language it would be great. 

Bob Benning Germantown Washington county
> Date: Mon, 23 May 2016 10:54:46 -0500
> Subject: [wisb] Re: RFI: White-Winged Tern
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Subject: Re: RFI: White-Winged Tern
From: "Jim Weyers" <dmarc-noreply AT freelists.org> (Redacted sender "jdw1031" for DMARC)
Date: Mon, 23 May 2016 10:54:46 -0500
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Subject: Re: ALERT: Tropical/Couch's Kingbird-- Bayfield Cty
From: Ryan Brady <ryanbrady10 AT hotmail.com>
Date: Mon, 23 May 2016 15:44:27 +0000
Replies on ID-Frontiers listserve from Tony Leukering, Kevin Karlson, Dave 
Irons, and Peter Pyle, all well-reputed birders nationally, opine that the bird 
is indeed a Tropical. If accepted as such by the WSO RC, it will be the first 
state record. 


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

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From: Ryan Brady 
Sent: Sunday, May 22, 2016 9:06 PM
To: Wisbirdn
Subject: Re: [wisb] Re: ALERT: Tropical/Couch's Kingbird-- Bayfield Cty

I finally got around to my photos of the Tropical/Couch's Kingbird in Washburn 
on Thursday. A bunch can be found at http://www.pbase.com/rbrady/kingbird2016. 
Comments on the species ID are welcome. I still have some research to do but 
Nick is favoring Tropical based on his readings. We never heard the bird 
vocalize, however. 


http://www.pbase.com/rbrady/kingbird2016

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

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of Nick Anich  

Sent: Thursday, May 19, 2016 8:01 PM
To: Wisbirdn
Subject: [wisb] Re: ALERT: Tropical/Couch's Kingbird-- Bayfield Cty

Some photos of the Tropical/Couch's Kingbird are up here:

http://www.pbase.com/nanich/washburn_kingbird

Ryan should be coming out with some closer ones when he has time.



Nick Anich
Ashland
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Subject: Is White Winged Tern still being seen MONDAY?
From: brooke haycraft <haycraftb AT gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 23 May 2016 10:22:47 -0500
Hi Everyone,
My husband and I are going to make the 2.5 hour trip to see this bird after
work today and would appreciate any updates as to if the Tern is still
being sighted on MONDAY?

Please feel free to email me with any updates.

Thanks in advance!

Brooke Haycraft
Green Cty, Brodhead, WI


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Subject: Re: Manitowoc - White-winged Tern story
From: "Steve Thiessen" <stevethiessen AT charter.net>
Date: Mon, 23 May 2016 10:04:49 -0500

 Last year Mark spotted a Arctic Tern, at Sheboygan. Right around this time 
of year. A good guy to be around ,when looking for terns.
 Steve Thiessen Stoughton Dane co.----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Mark Hodgson" 
To: 
Sent: Sunday, May 22, 2016 2:20 PM
Subject: [wisb] Manitowoc - White-winged Tern story


> I'm still tingling about this.  Here is the story if you are interested.
>
> I was on a weekend birding trip and decided to stop at the Manitowoc 
> Impoundment Saturday about 2PM.  I went to 44.097655, -87.647366 which was 
> the place closest to the hundreds of birds across the water.  After doing 
> a quick scan, I started to look for an Arctic Tern not found.  Shortly 
> thereafter Charles Sontag arrived and asked if I had seen the Black Tern. 
> I scanned a bit more and found it.  Normally, I would have said "nice" and 
> gone back to scanning, since they are easy to see at nearby Horicon NWR 
> this time of year.  But I remembered the recent White-winged sighting out 
> east (May 8, MA) and since I, unusually, had my All The Birds guide with 
> me, I thought I'd look to see what the differences are.  It seemed that 
> the easiest-to-see difference is the under-wing coverts.  Luckily the 
> flock was skittish and regularly flushed and flew around.  I was able to 
> get my bins on it flying and couldn't believe what I was seeing!  I said 
> to Charles: "I don't even want to say this,
> but I think that is a White-winged Tern."  He looked closer at the bird 
> and at the book and agreed, knowing the folded wing difference immediately 
> from having banded Black Terns(!).  He said we have to call people.  I 
> called the few birders in my contacts and he hurried home to call others. 
> Dumb luck and happy coincidences!
>
> Also on my trip:
> Northern Mockingbird Sat. morning north of Two Rivers on 42 at mailbox 
> 378.
> Hooded Warbler this morning at Haushalter Lane, thanks Jeff Baughman for 
> the excellent 2015 WSO field trip report.
> Cerulean Warbler this morning at Auburn Lake not far up the trail going 
> north from the lot.
>
> Mark Hodgson
> Madison
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Subject: Re: RFI: White-Winged Tern
From: Jennifer Ambrose <jenthreat AT gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 23 May 2016 09:00:06 -0500
Good morning.  Does anyone know if the term has been seen yet today?
Thanks,
Jennifer
Mil waukee
On May 22, 2016 4:38 PM, "KAREN JOHNSON"  wrote:

> Please continue to post sightings of this tern as I hope to make the trip
> to Manitowoc on Monday.  Thank you!
> --
> Karen Johnson
> Milwaukee, WI
> BayView Area
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Subject: Re: ALERT: Tropical/Couch's Kingbird-- Bayfield Cty
From: Ryan Brady <ryanbrady10 AT hotmail.com>
Date: Mon, 23 May 2016 04:06:25 +0000
I finally got around to my photos of the Tropical/Couch's Kingbird in Washburn 
on Thursday. A bunch can be found at http://www.pbase.com/rbrady/kingbird2016. 
Comments on the species ID are welcome. I still have some research to do but 
Nick is favoring Tropical based on his readings. We never heard the bird 
vocalize, however. 


http://www.pbase.com/rbrady/kingbird2016

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

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Some photos of the Tropical/Couch's Kingbird are up here:

http://www.pbase.com/nanich/washburn_kingbird

Ryan should be coming out with some closer ones when he has time.



Nick Anich
Ashland
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Subject: recent ABA lifer....but not the WW tern..long
From: "Seegert, Greg" <gseegert AT eaest.com>
Date: Mon, 23 May 2016 03:30:26 +0000
All
First a little background. For years, I have not chased out of state ABA lifers 
if only one species was involved. The only exception I made was to go see a 
Ross's gull in CO several years back. However, I've always wanted to fill out 
my warbler card and decided that if one of the 3 spp I still need 
(crescent-chested, slate-throated redstart, and fan-tailed) to complete the 57 
ABA warblers (I'm including olive warbler in the 57, but not any of the old 
world warblers), then I would chase one of those. About 2 weeks ago, a 
slate-throated redstart showed up in AZ. I initially didn't go because it 
seemed rather elusive and I figured with my poor hearing my chances of success 
were low. However, about a week ago the area where it was hanging out was well 
described and a nest was thought to be nearby so I decided to give it a go. 
Last Sunday, I tried to book a flight using frequent flyer miles. I tried Delta 
and American, but, as the ads for the Capital One Card say, "seats were ei 

 ther not available or they wanted a ridiculous number of miles for them". I 
finally got seats for the next day on United. Not the greatest routing but I 
could live with it. I spent all day Monday getting to Tucson....Madison to 
O'Hare, O'Hare to Denver, DEN to Tucson, then driving 90 mi to Wilcox. I had 
nearly a 4 hr layover at ORD but camped out at the United Club Lounge and ate 
all the food one human could eat in 4 hrs....plus a couple of beers. 


The next morning, I left the hotel at 0530 and got to the warbler site in 
Pinery CYN in the Chiricahua's at 0635. I saw the bird a minute later picking 
up a pine needle, presumably for a nest. Over the next half hr I had close-up 
views of the bird. Except for blue-throated hummer and hooded oriole, I didn't 
see much the rest of the day. I tried hard for Mexican chickadee but dipped. 
After leaving the mountains, I got a flat about 25 mi from Wilcox. Fortunately, 
a ranch hand stopped and drove me about 15 mi to where I could get a cell 
signal. After waiting an hr+ the tow truck arrived and took me to Wilcox (the 
rental didn't have a spare). 


The next morning, I was on my way about 0740. At the lake by Wilcox, there were 
quite a few scaled quail. My last stop was at the Holy Trinity Monastery in St 
David. This town has a few pairs of breeding MS kites each year but apparently 
they hadn't returned yet. But I did find a N beardless tyrannulet. 


The flight back was a little more direct....Tucson to Denver, DEN to Madison. I 
did have a 3.5 hr layover in Denver but again passed the time in the United 
Lounge by again ingesting vast quantities of food and drink. Plus, I was 
upgraded to first class on both legs making my travels much more bearable. 


So, after going 2 years without an ABA lifer, I've added 4 in the past 
month....with the redstart being 774 and the WW tern being 775. 55 warblers 
down, 2 to go. 


Greg Seegert
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Subject: Sheboygan-Hooded Warbler
From: Nancy <backnancy AT hotmail.com>
Date: Mon, 23 May 2016 03:01:30 +0000
There was a beautiful adult male hooded warbler in Kohler Andrae SP Sheboygan, 
WI, Sheboygan County along the Woodland Trail near the interpretive sign "A 
Fast Grower Cottonwood." It was actually located up in the trees vs in the 
brush where we have seen one there in the past around 6:00pm today. 

We got quite a few great looks as it came back several times and was feeding 
right above us and also next to the trail. 


Nancy Back
Sheboygan, WI
Sheboygan County

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Subject: Baird's Sandpipers + others - McMahon Road in Monterey (Waukesha County)
From: Tim Hahn <thahnbirder AT gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 22 May 2016 21:18:17 -0500
There is still a good bunch of shorebirds at the pond on McMahon Road just
east of Hwy 67 next to the Ewald soccer park in Monterey, north of Hwy 16.
The highlight tonight was a group of 5 BAIRD'S SANDPIPERS. The evening
lighting made it tough to see plumage, but the Spotted Sandpipers and
Killdeer were territorial causing the peeps to move around enough that I
eventually got good looks when they moved closer. A pair of DUNLIN and a
pair of LESSER YELLOWLEGS were the largest shorebirds present besides the
Killdeer. A couple SEMI-PALMATED PLOVERS, LEAST and SEMIPALMATED SANDPIPERS
rounded out the shorebirds. A handful of pairs of Blue-winged Teal, a pair
of Northern Shovelers added to the mix of ducks. And an ALDER FLYCATCHER
sang for 'free beer!', which is the best kind of beer.
Cheers!

Tim Hahn
Pewaukee, WI
Waukesha County
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Subject: South Milwaukee Red Headed Woodpecker
From: Betsy Abert <betsyacorn AT gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 22 May 2016 19:36:40 -0500
First of the year, the bird arrived while we were out in the yard near the
feeder, so it didn't stay long.  I've also removed the peanuts because of
starlings, so it may have been dismayed at the poor fare.  This may be one
of the Grant Park pair who were raised in the 'hood here and looking for
easy nearby family snacks.
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Subject: Bell's Vireo/Canada W. Fon du Lac Co.
From: Steve Mullen <worse.than.costanza AT gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 22 May 2016 19:25:49 -0500
Hi all, on the way back from the White Winged Tern today i stopped at the
Hwy 45/lake road spot in northern Fon du Lac Co. for a try at the usual
Bell's Vireo spot at the wayside.  Got the bird singing in the half-sized
maple tree between the women's bathroom & the big parking lot. I saw and
heard the bird singing for about 10 mins. before i made a lap around the
area for Warblers.
Got a Canada Warbler while standing in the picnic shelter area.
Saw one Yellow Rumped W. north of there in the park area.
Tried for the Cattle Egrets that were sighted again just north of Wendt's
Bar on the County line road area & whiffed, but it was mid-aft. So a better
time may have helped.
Steve Mullen, Redgranite, Waushara Co.
P.S. My Pa was one of those who saw the Willet fly in at the W.W.Tern spot
& he also got 2 Little Gulls that we missed earlier.


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Subject: White-winged Tern photo
From: Chris West <little_blue_birdie AT msn.com>
Date: Sun, 22 May 2016 18:38:02 -0500
Hey everyone, 
The White-winged Tern put on quite a show this morning, alternately flying 
around and sitting among the Common and Caspian Terns. 


We also had an adult Little Gull fly through. 


Here's a photo of the White-winged Tern: 
https://www.flickr.com/photos/swallowtailphoto/27146651596/in/dateposted-public/ 




--Chris

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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." 


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Subject: RFI: White-Winged Tern
From: KAREN JOHNSON <kmjbirders AT gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 22 May 2016 16:37:37 -0500
Please continue to post sightings of this tern as I hope to make the trip
to Manitowoc on Monday.  Thank you!
-- 
Karen Johnson
Milwaukee, WI
BayView Area


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Subject: Manitowoc - White-winged Tern story
From: Mark Hodgson <mjhodgso AT wisc.edu>
Date: Sun, 22 May 2016 14:20:30 -0500
I'm still tingling about this.  Here is the story if you are interested.  

I was on a weekend birding trip and decided to stop at the Manitowoc 
Impoundment Saturday about 2PM. I went to 44.097655, -87.647366 which was the 
place closest to the hundreds of birds across the water. After doing a quick 
scan, I started to look for an Arctic Tern not found. Shortly thereafter 
Charles Sontag arrived and asked if I had seen the Black Tern. I scanned a bit 
more and found it. Normally, I would have said "nice" and gone back to 
scanning, since they are easy to see at nearby Horicon NWR this time of year. 
But I remembered the recent White-winged sighting out east (May 8, MA) and 
since I, unusually, had my All The Birds guide with me, I thought I'd look to 
see what the differences are. It seemed that the easiest-to-see difference is 
the under-wing coverts. Luckily the flock was skittish and regularly flushed 
and flew around. I was able to get my bins on it flying and couldn't believe 
what I was seeing! I said to Charles: "I don't even want to say this, 

 but I think that is a White-winged Tern." He looked closer at the bird and at 
the book and agreed, knowing the folded wing difference immediately from having 
banded Black Terns(!). He said we have to call people. I called the few birders 
in my contacts and he hurried home to call others. Dumb luck and happy 
coincidences! 


Also on my trip:
Northern Mockingbird Sat. morning north of Two Rivers on 42 at mailbox 378.
Hooded Warbler this morning at Haushalter Lane, thanks Jeff Baughman for the 
excellent 2015 WSO field trip report. 

Cerulean Warbler this morning at Auburn Lake not far up the trail going north 
from the lot. 


Mark Hodgson
Madison

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Subject: White-winged Tern - Yes
From: Chris Petherick <cpetherick AT me.com>
Date: Sun, 22 May 2016 14:19:04 -0500
Present as if 2:00pm sling with Little Gulls and 4 Ruddy Turnstones, among 
other things. 


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Subject: Black-billed Cuckoo, Our 150th Yard Bird Species, Town of Lebanon, Dodge County
From: "Eileen Worman" <eileen.worman AT frontier.com>
Date: Sun, 22 May 2016 12:08:10 -0500
Although it's certainly not a rare bird, we had an exciting few moments this 
morning when my husband and I got glimpses of three Black-billed Cuckoos 
chasing each other around the shrubs today. I didn't even know what they were, 
but got a good enough snap of one of them to make the ID. It is our 150th 
species seen and/or heard in our yard as we come upon our five-year anniversary 
of living here in Lebanon. We've added nine new species this year so far. 

Other updates include our 149th species, which was a single male Ruddy Duck who 
stayed on the pond for a week recently. We continue to host a pair of Eastern 
Screech-Owls in one of our Wood Duck boxes. Wood Ducklings are popping up on 
our ponds with their parents. Baltimore and Orchard Orioles are in 
nest-building mode and eating tons of grape jelly. A pair of Red-tailed Hawks 
are busily feeding two chicks in a nest on an adjacent property that I can view 
through the spotting scope from our house. Bobolinks and Eastern Meadowlarks, 
Yellow Warblers and Common Yellowthroats, and many other species are also 
working on their nest-building. It's so loud out there at around 5 a.m. when I 
open the door and begin recording my bird list for the day...and some mornings 
I have to work at picking out the song of each bird to make sure I'm getting 
them all down. We don't have very many warblers, sadly, but we are still having 
45-50 species here each day. 

Eileen Worman
Town of Lebanon, Dodge County
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Subject: WW tern
From: "Seegert, Greg" <gseegert AT eaest.com>
Date: Sun, 22 May 2016 15:45:33 +0000
Bird present at 1000

Greg Seegert
Beaver Dam

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Subject: Re: White-winged Tern at the Manitowoc Impoundment in Manitowoc Co. 5/21/16, some images...
From: Mark Korducki <korducki AT earthlink.net>
Date: Sun, 22 May 2016 09:41:21 -0500
Take exit 152 which is Hwy 10. Go east. Where 10/42 bend north go south on 
Maritime Dr. You will see the rocky wall with a blue railing on the left after 
about a half mile. It is north of the marina. 


Mark Korducki, New Berlin
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> On May 22, 2016, at 8:41 AM, Susan anderson  wrote:
> 
> Hi - I will be coming from Spooner WI - Where exactly are these piers in 
Manitowoc?? - What exit would I take??? - Susan Anderson 

>> On May 21, 2016, at 11:32 PM, Jim Edlhuber  wrote:
>> 
>> Hi all,
>> I saw the report of the rare White-winged Tern at the Manitowoc Impoundment
>> in the later afternoon and I knew I had to make the run. When I arrived I
>> just looked for the crowd out on a pier, that was the place I had to go to.
>> The bird was present when I arrived and took to flight a few times. The
>> Bonaparte’s Gulls present did not seem to like having this bid around. 
Lots 

>> of Terns and Gulls were present, with numbers well into the 100’s. A 
couple 

>> of Little Gulls were also present. Thanks to Charles S and Jeff H for
>> finding this bird, id-ing the bird, and Tom S for getting the word out to
>> others.
>> 
>> Some images from the big event today of the rare White-winged Tern at this
>> link if you care to view them:
>> 
>> 
http://www.windowtowildlife.com/white-winged-tern-manitowoc-impoundment-manitowoc-wisconsin-may-21-2016/ 

>> 
>> Thanks and good birding,
>> 
>> Jim Edlhuber
>> Town of Genesee Waukesha Co.
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Subject: Re: White-winged Tern at the Manitowoc Impoundment in Manitowoc Co. 5/21/16, some images...
From: Chris Petherick <cpetherick AT me.com>
Date: Sun, 22 May 2016 09:23:35 -0500
Please keep reports coming of this bird as I plan to head up this afternoon. 
Thanks! 


Chris Petherick
Fox Point, Milwaukee County

> On May 22, 2016, at 8:41 AM, Susan anderson  wrote:
> 
> Hi - I will be coming from Spooner WI - Where exactly are these piers in 
Manitowoc?? - What exit would I take??? - Susan Anderson 

>> On May 21, 2016, at 11:32 PM, Jim Edlhuber  wrote:
>> 
>> Hi all,
>> I saw the report of the rare White-winged Tern at the Manitowoc Impoundment
>> in the later afternoon and I knew I had to make the run. When I arrived I
>> just looked for the crowd out on a pier, that was the place I had to go to.
>> The bird was present when I arrived and took to flight a few times. The
>> Bonaparte’s Gulls present did not seem to like having this bid around. 
Lots 

>> of Terns and Gulls were present, with numbers well into the 100’s. A 
couple 

>> of Little Gulls were also present. Thanks to Charles S and Jeff H for
>> finding this bird, id-ing the bird, and Tom S for getting the word out to
>> others.
>> 
>> Some images from the big event today of the rare White-winged Tern at this
>> link if you care to view them:
>> 
>> 
http://www.windowtowildlife.com/white-winged-tern-manitowoc-impoundment-manitowoc-wisconsin-may-21-2016/ 

>> 
>> Thanks and good birding,
>> 
>> Jim Edlhuber
>> Town of Genesee Waukesha Co.
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Subject: Re: White-winged Tern at the Manitowoc Impoundment in Manitowoc Co. 5/21/16, some images...
From: Susan anderson <susan331 AT mac.com>
Date: Sun, 22 May 2016 08:41:18 -0500
Hi - I will be coming from Spooner WI - Where exactly are these piers in 
Manitowoc?? - What exit would I take??? - Susan Anderson 

> On May 21, 2016, at 11:32 PM, Jim Edlhuber  wrote:
> 
> Hi all,
> I saw the report of the rare White-winged Tern at the Manitowoc Impoundment
> in the later afternoon and I knew I had to make the run. When I arrived I
> just looked for the crowd out on a pier, that was the place I had to go to.
> The bird was present when I arrived and took to flight a few times. The
> Bonaparte’s Gulls present did not seem to like having this bid around. Lots
> of Terns and Gulls were present, with numbers well into the 100’s. A couple
> of Little Gulls were also present. Thanks to Charles S and Jeff H for
> finding this bird, id-ing the bird, and Tom S for getting the word out to
> others.
> 
> Some images from the big event today of the rare White-winged Tern at this
> link if you care to view them:
> 
> 
http://www.windowtowildlife.com/white-winged-tern-manitowoc-impoundment-manitowoc-wisconsin-may-21-2016/ 

> 
> Thanks and good birding,
> 
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> Town of Genesee Waukesha Co.
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Subject: Re: Tern reports?
From: <little_blue_birdie AT msn.com>
Date: Sun, 22 May 2016 12:53:29 +0000
The bird is here right now!



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On Sun, May 22, 2016 at 5:47 AM -0700, "Eric Howe"  wrote:





A 7:15am update from one of the Facebook groups states "Dan Belter Reports that 
the WHITE-WINGED TERN is present " 



Eric Howe
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> On May 22, 2016, at 6:52 AM,  
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>
>
> Has the Manitowoc White-winged Tern been seen yet this morning?
>
>
> If you are there, please post what the current status is.
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Subject: White-winged Tern Records
From: <rcd2 AT new.rr.com>
Date: Sun, 22 May 2016 8:00:34 -0400
 To give an idea of how rare the White-winged Tern is in the mid-continent 
there follows a paste of the Wisconsin records (one specimen from 1873) and the 
Mid-continent of North America (with my record keeping ending about 2005). 


  -- Bob Domagalski, St. Nazianz, Manitowoc County

WHITE-WINGED TERN (Wisconsin)

1 record (summer) -- the only North American record for this species until 1963 

	(Wis. Birdlife – p. 320)

1. July 5, 1873 -- Jefferson; A. Ludwig Kumlien (adult female, specimen at U.S. 
National Museum) 



WHITE-WINGED TERN

Indiana(1), Ontario(2), Manitoba(1), Wisconsin(1)

1.	July 5, 1873 – Jefferson, Wisconsin
2.	July 17, 1979 – Lake, Indiana
3. May 8-12 and May 15-19, 1991 – Lambton/Norfolk, Ontario (perhaps same 
indiv. as below) 

4.	May 8, 1992 - Lambton, Ontario (perhaps same indiv. as above)
5.	June 24 and 27 plus July 13-14, 1995 - (Churchill), Manitoba

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Subject: Tern reports?
From: <little_blue_birdie AT msn.com>
Date: Sun, 22 May 2016 11:52:44 +0000
Has the Manitowoc White-winged Tern been seen yet this morning? 


If you are there, please post what the current status is. 



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Subject: White-winged Tern at the Manitowoc Impoundment in Manitowoc Co. 5/21/16, some images...
From: Jim Edlhuber <jimedlhuber AT gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 21 May 2016 23:32:12 -0500
Hi all,
I saw the report of the rare White-winged Tern at the Manitowoc Impoundment
in the later afternoon and I knew I had to make the run. When I arrived I
just looked for the crowd out on a pier, that was the place I had to go to.
The bird was present when I arrived and took to flight a few times. The
Bonaparte’s Gulls present did not seem to like having this bid around. Lots
of Terns and Gulls were present, with numbers well into the 100’s. A couple
of Little Gulls were also present. Thanks to Charles S and Jeff H for
finding this bird, id-ing the bird, and Tom S for getting the word out to
others.

Some images from the big event today of the rare White-winged Tern at this
link if you care to view them:


http://www.windowtowildlife.com/white-winged-tern-manitowoc-impoundment-manitowoc-wisconsin-may-21-2016/ 


Thanks and good birding,

Jim Edlhuber
Town of Genesee Waukesha Co.

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Subject: results from the past 3 days
From: "Seegert, Greg" <gseegert AT eaest.com>
Date: Sun, 22 May 2016 03:39:59 +0000
All
Thursday morning I birded the grasslands along the road that leads to the dam 
on Grand R Marsh. On the E side of the road, I saw 1 Henslow's sparrow and at 
least 6 grasshopper sparrows. In the oaks along the road, were a couple of 
orchard orioles. 


In the afternoon I went to Horicon. Along the Auto Loop boardwalk, I saw one 
white-rumped sandpiper, one stilt piper, along with a bunch of standard 
shorebirds. On the E side of the marsh, I saw a sedge wren and a pr of 
clay-colored sparrows along the Bud Cook hiking trail. 


Yesterday evening I went to Young Rd along the Walworth/Jefferson Co line. The 
Chuck-Wills-Widow was easy. Lots of "whips" calling also. 


This morning I went to Lake Park in Milwaukee but it was dead. At Whitnall 
Park, things were also slow but I found a small pocket of warblers below the 
dam that had two Canada warblers and a black-throated blue. 


Worked in my gardens the rest of the day so I didn't see the news re the WW 
tern til a few min ago. 


Greg Seegert
Beaver Dam

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Subject: WW tern.
From: "Seegert, Greg" <gseegert AT eaest.com>
Date: Sun, 22 May 2016 03:23:24 +0000
All
I can't go early tomorrow to look for this bird but could go in late morning so 
anyone who goes early could you please post your success or lack of same. 


Thanks
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Subject: Lower Chippewa River Titmouseketeers
From: "Packett, Diane L - NRF" <Diane.Packett AT wisconsin.gov>
Date: Sun, 22 May 2016 02:34:51 +0000
The Lower Chippewa River Titmouseketeers will be birdathoning Sunday! You know 
them--Bill Hogseth, Anne Geraghty, and Steve Betchkal. They're all birders and 
biologists and field trip leaders and teachers. Steve literally wrote the book 
on the best places to find birds (All of This and Robins Too: A Guide to the 50 
or So Best Places to Find Birds in Wisconsin). In this piece for the Eau Claire 
paper "Volume One", Bill explains why they participate in the Birdathon: 
http://volumeone.org/articles/2016/05/17/14547_feathers_will_fly. 

To support the Titmouseketeers, 
visit:http://wibirdathon.org/teampage.asp?fundid70. 




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Subject: Re: Eurasian Collared Dove, Holy Cross, Ozaukee Co.
From: Karen Etter Hale <chimneyswift1 AT icloud.com>
Date: Sat, 21 May 2016 21:02:36 -0500
The Natural Resources Foundation "Birding Bonanza” field trip saw these 
birds, too, on May 11, all because Carl, of the Old Coots, had staked them out. 
They were mating. 

If anyone’s ever spent much time near these doves, you may wish they’d 
never arrived and started breeding. The calls, which can be nonstop, can be 
very annoying. 


Karen 
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> On May 21, 2016, at 7:47 PM, Scott Diehl > wrote: 

> 
> Hi All,Sorry for the delay in posting this but inexplicably I became 
unsubscribed from this list for a couple of days and just got reinstated. 

> On May 16 I was birding with two friends in Ozaukee Co. We paused in little 
unincorporated Holy Cross, situated at the intersection of County A and County 
B. As I was checking the Gazeteer, I was telling my companions about the 
EURASIAN COLLARED DOVE that was seen for some time at this location, oh, maybe 
12-15 years ago. Just then, I heard a collared dove call! 

> We drove just a little west of Lovers Lane Road on "A" and saw the EURASIAN 
COLLARED DOVE doing a display flight overhead. The bird landed on top of a 
telephone pole and called several more times. It then flew down to a tree in 
the front yard of one of the homes along "A," giving us more good looks. 

> 
> It is my understanding the "Cutright's Old Coots" found this bird again 
either yesterday (the 20th) or the day before. 

> 
> Regards,
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Subject: Re: White-winged Tern in Manitowoc
From: Tom Prestby <jjprestby AT msn.com>
Date: Sun, 22 May 2016 01:53:23 +0000
Surprised I haven't seen an update, maybe everyone is driving. I enjoyed this 
incredible bird with many other birders around 5pm this evening. Based on texts 
from other happy birders, the bird was still present at least through 8pm. Good 
luck!! 


Tom Prestby
Green Bay 

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> On May 21, 2016, at 3:41 PM, Tom Schultz  wrote:
> 
> Wendy just got off the phone with Chuck Sontag, who reported that there's a 
> White-winged Tern (formerly known as White-winged Black Tern) currently at 
> the Manitowoc Impoundment (harbor area)!
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Subject: Little Blue Heron - NO
From: Steve Mullen <worse.than.costanza AT gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 21 May 2016 20:41:19 -0500
I stopped for the Little Blue Heron around 11:15 a.m. today & did not find
it, despite walking down the field edge towards the north.  Checked again
about 5 p.m. on the way back through  & nobody had seen it.
Whiffed on the Common Gallinule near the pumphouse on 49 at Horicon, but
did get 2 Ruddy Turnstones in the boardwalk area of the Auto-Loop. That
area had only a few hundred birds left. A fraction of what was there on
monday. No Stilt, or Black Necked Stilts. We had several shorebirds tho
including a Woodcock & 4 Dowitchers.
The Auto-Loop was really slow for warblers too, but the time of day sure
didn't help.
2 Red Necked Grebes were easily visible at Schoenberg marsh pond at the end
of Harvey Road in Columbia Co.
Going after a possible Little Gull at the Oshkosh bathing beach early
tomorrow.
Steve Mullen, Redgranite, Waushara Co.

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Subject: Franklin's Gulls, White-winged Scoter - Ashland
From: Ryan Brady <ryanbrady10 AT hotmail.com>
Date: Sun, 22 May 2016 01:11:06 +0000
Third and final day of the Chequamegon Bay Birding & Nature Festival ended with 
a bang -- 3 Franklin's Gulls, White-winged Scoter, and a juvie N. Saw-whet Owl 
at a nest cavity, amid many other regular species. A Great Egret was also 
reported at Prentice Park. The "late" migrants have all arrived including C. 
Nighthawk, Black-billed Cuckoo, Alder and Yellow-bellied Flycatchers, and Cedar 
Waxwings. 

3 days of sunshine, temps in the 70s and light winds -- incredible weather for 
what proved to be a memorable 10th anniversary event full of some spectacular 
birds! 



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Washburn, Bayfield County, WI
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Subject: Eurasian Collared Dove, Holy Cross, Ozaukee Co.
From: Scott Diehl <upland6mile AT outlook.com>
Date: Sun, 22 May 2016 00:47:23 +0000
Hi All,Sorry for the delay in posting this but inexplicably I became 
unsubscribed from this list for a couple of days and just got reinstated. 

On May 16 I was birding with two friends in Ozaukee Co. We paused in little 
unincorporated Holy Cross, situated at the intersection of County A and County 
B. As I was checking the Gazeteer, I was telling my companions about the 
EURASIAN COLLARED DOVE that was seen for some time at this location, oh, maybe 
12-15 years ago. Just then, I heard a collared dove call! 

We drove just a little west of Lovers Lane Road on "A" and saw the EURASIAN 
COLLARED DOVE doing a display flight overhead. The bird landed on top of a 
telephone pole and called several more times. It then flew down to a tree in 
the front yard of one of the homes along "A," giving us more good looks. 


It is my understanding the "Cutright's Old Coots" found this bird again either 
yesterday (the 20th) or the day before. 


Regards,
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Subject: White-winged Tern in Manitowoc
From: "Tom Schultz" <trschultz AT centurytel.net>
Date: Sat, 21 May 2016 15:41:04 -0500
Wendy just got off the phone with Chuck Sontag, who reported that there's a 
White-winged Tern (formerly known as White-winged Black Tern) currently at 
the Manitowoc Impoundment (harbor area)!

Tom Schultz
Green Lake Co.

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Subject: Connecticut Warblers...
From: Ken Damro <traditionalnesters AT gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 21 May 2016 13:34:33 -0500
There were 2 singing Connecticut Warblers in the woods along the West shore
of the lake at Sidie Hollow County Park West of Viroqua. Must be the year
for them.
-- 
Ken Damro
Viroqua, WI
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Subject: Fwd: eBird Report - Estabrook Park, May 21, 2016
From: CHARLES HAGNER <c_hagner AT mac.com>
Date: Sat, 21 May 2016 12:55:06 -0500
Fun morning in Estabrook Park, Milwaukee Co., this morning. I saw Great Horned 
Owl, Ruby-throated Hummingbird, Red-headed Woodpecker, a pair of Eastern 
Bluebirds, Wood Thrush, and 13 warblers. Plus, a Wood Duck was on the pond with 
a dozen ducklings. 

—Chuck


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> From: ebird-checklist AT cornell.edu
> Subject: eBird Report - Estabrook Park, May 21, 2016
> Date: May 21, 2016 at 12:11:30 PM CDT
> To: c_hagner AT mac.com
> 
> Estabrook Park, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, US
> May 21, 2016 6:30 AM - 11:30 AM
> Protocol: Traveling
> 3.0 mile(s)
> 58 species (+1 other taxa)
> 
> Canada Goose  31
> Wood Duck  13
> Mallard  9
> Turkey Vulture  1
> Red-tailed Hawk  1
> Killdeer  1
> gull sp.  12
> Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon)  2
> Mourning Dove  6
> Great Horned Owl  1
> Chimney Swift  7
> Ruby-throated Hummingbird  1
> Belted Kingfisher  2
> Red-headed Woodpecker  1
> Red-bellied Woodpecker  9
> Downy Woodpecker  4
> Hairy Woodpecker  2
> Northern Flicker  2
> Eastern Phoebe  3
> Red-eyed Vireo  6
> Blue Jay  4
> American Crow  5
> Northern Rough-winged Swallow  4
> Tree Swallow  4
> Barn Swallow  5
> Black-capped Chickadee  16
> White-breasted Nuthatch  2
> House Wren  9
> Blue-gray Gnatcatcher  12
> Eastern Bluebird  2
> Swainson's Thrush  3
> Wood Thrush 1 Heard singing in thicket between lagoon and Oak Leaf Trail just 
north of maintenance building. 

> American Robin  62
> Gray Catbird  4
> European Starling  4
> Ovenbird  2
> Black-and-white Warbler  1
> Tennessee Warbler  3
> Nashville Warbler  2
> American Redstart  3
> Northern Parula  2
> Magnolia Warbler  9
> Blackburnian Warbler  6
> Yellow Warbler  2
> Chestnut-sided Warbler  4
> Black-throated Green Warbler  1
> Canada Warbler  1
> Wilson's Warbler  1
> White-crowned Sparrow  1
> Song Sparrow  5
> Northern Cardinal  15
> Indigo Bunting  2
> Red-winged Blackbird  12
> Common Grackle  22
> Brown-headed Cowbird  9
> Baltimore Oriole  18
> House Finch  3
> American Goldfinch  12
> House Sparrow  8
> 
> View this checklist online at 
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S29814870 

> 
> This report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (http://ebird.org/wi)

Chuck Hagner
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
c_hagner AT mac.com





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Subject: Black-throated Blue Warbler - confirmed
From: Nancy Richmond <polarpastor AT gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 21 May 2016 08:30:10 -0500
I was out on my block in the Nicolet NF yesterday having a lovely,
relatively mosquito free day hearing a good selection of warblers, etc.
Documented plenty of possibles. Had a male Black-throated Blue carrying
nesting material an arm's length from me. It was a quick sighting , but
such fun!
Curiously, I found no flycatchers. Hmmmm.
Nancy Richmond
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Subject: Western Great Lakes Bird and Bat Observatory - Waterbird Watch news
From: William Mueller <wpmueller1947 AT gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 21 May 2016 07:20:36 -0500
1st and continuing through May 20th, he tallied 187,000+ individuals of 171
species from the watch site on the Lake Michigan shoreline in Ozaukee
County.
Please consider making a  contribution to supporting  this ongoing
monitoring effort, and go to:
http://wglbbo.org/join-us/donate


William Mueller
Director, Western Great Lakes Bird and Bat Observatory
WGLBBO online: wglbbo.org
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office  262-285-3374
cell   414-698-9108
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Subject: Upcoming Program at the UW-Madison Arboretum "Fly By Night, Bats & Owls"
From: Kathi Johnson Rock <kathijr777 AT gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 21 May 2016 02:58:51 -0500
A friend of ours works as a researcher for the McPherson Eye Research
Institute and asked us to help her publicize an upcoming program they are
doing in concert with the UW-Madison Arboretum.
On *Saturday, June 18 from 9:30 a.m. to 12 noon, please join us at the
Visitor Center of the UW-Madison Arboretum* for this special program which
will include:

*1. Gillian Shaw, *DVM, Fellow at the Comparative Ocular Pathology Lab of
Wisconsin*,* will do a PowerPoint presentation on the *Visual Systems of
Owls and Bats*

*2. Melissa Behr*, DVM, Pathologist at the Wisconsin Veterinary Diagnostic
Lab, will talk about *White-nose Syndrome in Bats*

*3. Matt Reetz*, Executive Director of the Madison Audubon Society, will
talk about *Owls in WI*

*4. Chuck Hendrix* will have a station on owls, with *stuffed owls and owl
pellets*

*5. Jennifer Redell*, Department of Natural Resources cave and mine
specialist, will bring *two live bats *(unless she has field requirements)

Here is a link to a flyer for the program:


https://vision.wisc.edu/documents/MERI%20Flyer%20Vision%20at%20the%20Aboretum%202016.pdf 


and a link to their website with more information about registering (note
that advance registration is preferred, but walk-ins are accepted):

https://vision.wisc.edu/vision-at-the-arboretum.htm

We hope this program will be of interest to some of you!  Please forward
this e-mail to anyone else you think might be interested.


Kathi & Michael Rock

Madison, Dane County

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Kathi and Michael Rock
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glittering
fragment of the rainbow, would not pause, admire, and turn his mind with
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Subject: Re: Black-billed Cuckoos- Namekagon River, Washburn County
From: Susan anderson <susan331 AT mac.com>
Date: Fri, 20 May 2016 21:43:25 -0500
We had up to 3 at my cabin in Burnett Co here late afternoon!! - Susan Anderson
> On May 20, 2016, at 9:24 PM, Bob Matyas  wrote:
> 
>     Hello Everyone,
> This morning near the Namekagon River, just across from the Namekagon River 
Visitor Center were two Black-billed Cuckoos including one that came into the 
open to sing ( and confirm its ID both visually and vocally ) before 
disappearing into the vegetation in true Cuckoo fashion. They may be migrants 
since this area does not strike me as typical Cuckoo habitat. 

> At the nearby and much more scenic Trego Nature Trail to the east were 
Scarlet Tanagers, many Thrushes and Veeries, and Golden-winged Warblers among 
the warblers sighted and heard there. There was a abundance of Ovenbirds in 
this area. 

>     Good Birding,
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Subject: Black-billed Cuckoos- Namekagon River, Washburn County
From: Bob Matyas <bobmatyas AT mindspring.com>
Date: Fri, 20 May 2016 21:24:32 -0500 (GMT-05:00)
     Hello Everyone,
 This morning near the Namekagon River, just across from the Namekagon River 
Visitor Center were two Black-billed Cuckoos including one that came into the 
open to sing ( and confirm its ID both visually and vocally ) before 
disappearing into the vegetation in true Cuckoo fashion. They may be migrants 
since this area does not strike me as typical Cuckoo habitat. 

 At the nearby and much more scenic Trego Nature Trail to the east were Scarlet 
Tanagers, many Thrushes and Veeries, and Golden-winged Warblers among the 
warblers sighted and heard there. There was a abundance of Ovenbirds in this 
area. 

     Good Birding,
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Subject: Little Blue Heron at Lake Maria in Green Lake County 5/20/16, some images...
From: Jim Edlhuber <jimedlhuber AT gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 20 May 2016 19:22:04 -0500
Hi all,
I was birding in the Kettle Moraine South in Waukesha County this morning
when the birding wheels stopped. I saw the note on the Little Blue Heron at
Lake Maria in Green Lake County. I looked at distance to Maria Lake and
thought why not. The normal range for this visiting bird is more the
southern US. Upon arriving at the boat landing at Maria Lake, it only took
me a minute to see the Little Blue Heron a long ways down the shore to the
north. It was hard to see in the grasses, but I knew that the bluish bird
could only be the Little Blue Heron. It continued north until it was
surrounded by 4 Canada Geese and then 2 adult Sandhill Cranes later did not
seem to happy to have it around either. The Canada Geese appeared to
threaten it, but all backed off right away and left that area. It looked
like Canada Geese nests were everywhere but empty and the Sandhill Cranes
appeared to be tending to little ones behind the tall grasses. The bird
moved back a little to the south in and out of the grasses. It went back
towards shore and I saw some blue go up into a tree, figured it was once
again going to perch. After about 30 minutes, it flew out of the woods,
made a 90 degree turn to the south and flew right in front of the boat
landing. That was the last I saw of the bird. I hung around for about 20
minutes. A few other birders came and went during my stop but it was pretty
quiet there. The Little Blue Heron was found this morning by Jeff B and
Wendy S got the word out for others to see. A big thank you to them! What a
fun time it was! I hope it hangs around for awhile for others to see.

Some of the images of the Little Blue Heron from today along with some
images of the some of the  events that took place there at this link:


http://www.windowtowildlife.com/little-blue-heron-maria-lake-green-lake-county-wisconsin-may-20-2016/ 


Thanks and good birding,

Jim Edlhuber
Town of Genesee Waukesha Co


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Subject: Cutright's Old Coots find 160 species to raise $$ for Bird Protection Fund in Great Wisconsin Birdathon
From: "Carl Schwartz" <cschwartz3 AT wi.rr.com>
Date: Fri, 20 May 2016 18:48:16 -0500
And it's not too late to donate at http://wibirdathon.org/default.asp


Here's their story:



The five members of Cutright's Old Coots had a good feeling about their Big Day 
as it got underway before 3 a.m. on Wednesday May 18. We appeared to have 
picked a good day with decent weather to see a lot of birds and hopefully raise 
a lot of money for the Natural Resources Foundation and its Bird Protection 
Fund. And when we recorded our third owl species (Screech, followed by Great 
Horned and then a pair of Barred) plus an early-rising Field Sparrow just 17 
minutes and a few hundred yards later, we knew we had made the right call in 
getting up an hour earlier than last year. 


 

We planned to run the same route as last year through Ozaukee, Sheboygan, Fond 
du Lac and Dodge Counties, about 225 miles in all. We again were starting the 
day at the studio-barn of artist and birder Tom Uttech near Saukville before 
concentrating our efforts at some of the local hot spots we know best. Skies 
were clear and the breezes light as we watched the big orange waxing moon 
quickly set. We were, however, more than a little disappointed that almost an 
hour would go by before Tom, Joan Sommer, Marilyn Bontly, Mike Wanger and Carl 
Schwartz would record our next species. Tree Swallows (notoriously early 
risers), went on the list as No. 5 near the UWM Field Station at the Cedarburg 
Bog. Robins and Catbirds were heard next, then the distant honking of a Canada 
Goose, followed by Chipping and Song Sparrows and an Eastern Towhee. So that 
was 12 species by 4:30 a.m. 


 

We then moved further south toward the Cedarburg Beech Woods State Natural Area 
and were thrilled to hear the repetitive, eponymous call of a Whip-poor-will 
from deep in the woods, along with Common Yellowthroats, Mourning Doves, crows 
and chickadees much closer. Sandhill Cranes began to call from Mud Lake off to 
the east and then we picked up the much sweeter songs of the Rose-breasted 
Grosbeak and Wood Thrush, our 20th species - and it was just 4:55 a.m. with 
nearly half an hour 'til sunrise as we worked our way toward the Riveredge 
Nature Center just north along the Milwaukee River. Here we would find nearly 
50 species in less than an hour, many of them new and including 4 woodpeckers 
and 14 of the 24 warbler species we would list before the day was done. 


 

Unlike some younger Big Day groups, the Old Coots stop for hot coffee and a 
bathroom break now and then, which we squeezed in before our next hot spot, 
Hawthorne Hills County Park, northeast of Riveredge but downstream on the 
Milwaukee. There we recorded two of the day's highlights: White-eyed Vireo and 
Kentucky Warbler, both much, much more common in the Southeast. 


 

Before we knew it, our list had reached 80 species and it wasn't yet 8 a.m. We 
would add a few species just making our way to the only decent shorebird spot 
in the county (adding 9 of the 13 species we would see all day at Hawthorne and 
Cr-KK) and topped the 100 mark by 9:20 a.m. We picked up Virginia Rail and Sora 
at a wet spot on the way to the tiny community of Lake Church where we 
relocated the Eurasian Collared-Dove seen there a week earlier. We next 
concentrated on the few remaining grasslands in Ozaukee County (whatever 
happened to the Conservation Reserve Program?), locating Eastern Meadowlark, 
Brewer's Blackbird, Bobolink, Brown Thrasher, along with Clay-colored and 
Savannah Sparrows and a single Ring-necked Pheasant. We failed to find the 
Upland Sandpipers that have bred for more than a decade along Six Mile Road but 
now may have been unable to find a large enough grassland to set up a 
territory. Don't let anybody ever tell you size doesn't matter when it comes to 
good habi 

 tat!

 

We added Pine Siskin and Blackpoll Warbler near Forest Beach Migratory Preserve 
before heading for Harrington Beach State Park and the vanishing beach on Lake 
Michigan. It proved to be a great stop, yielding Caspian and Common Terns (we'd 
add Black and Forster's later at Horicon) along with five gulls: Herring, 
Ring-billed, Bonaparte's, Iceland and Thayer's. Coupled with our earlier 
shorebird success, it led us to abandon our scheduled stops at Kohler-Andrae 
State Park and the Sheboygan lakefront, potentially giving us more time in the 
Northern Kettle Moraine State Forest and the Horicon Marsh. 


 

Half of that plan proved fruitful. The forest, however, was very quiet. If many 
Empidonax flycatchers have returned to Wisconsin, they are being very quiet 
about it. We found neither Acadians nor Willows, and whiffed on Hooded Warbler 
as well. But there was a nice Cerulean singing at Mauthe Lake where we also saw 
and heard a Red-shouldered Hawk and found an unexpected mudflat with loads of 
Semipalmated Sandpipers at the entrance off Cr-GGG. And after many efforts 
elsewhere we finally nailed a Pine Warbler at the Zillmer Trail area. 


 

We planned to spend from 5 p.m. until dusk at Horicon but arrived 20 minutes 
late and wished we had allotted still more time as we watched the sun seem to 
race toward the horizon and its 8:16 p.m. curfew. Still, Horicon always 
delivers, and it was true this evening as well, with Gadwall, Northern 
Shoveler, Canvasback and Redhead ducks all new for the day, along with 
Pied-billed and Horned Grebe, Double-crested Cormorant, American White Pelican, 
American Bittern, Great Egret, Black-crowned Night-Heron, Bald Eagle, Black and 
Forster's Terns, Yellow-headed Blackbird, Black-necked Stilt, Stilt Sandpiper 
and Semipalmated Plover joining our list along Highway 49 and the autotour 
route. 


 

As dusk fell, we trolled the east edge of the marsh in search of anything new 
(where was the Whooping Crane we had found last year?) We would settle for an 
unexpected Common Nighthawk as well as American Woodcock, both doing their 
aerial routines. And, in one last gasp after dark had fallen, after already 
filing 23 species lists with eBird, we recalled a Facebook post from last 
summer about a colony of Cliff Swallows nesting under the eaves at Horicon 
Marsh International Education Center. 


 Using our Iphone flashlights, we confirmed that they're back. And that gave us 
160 species for the day, six short of our goal, but respectable enough, we 
hope, to attract a few additional donations in support of the 9 priority 
projects of the Bird Protection Fund. And a big thank you to everyone who 
already has donated or pledged! 




Carl Schwartz
Chair, Bird City Wisconsin Steering Committee
Milwaukee County
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Subject: ALERT: Little Blue Heron- No
From: Bill Grossmeyer <bill.grossmeyer AT gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 20 May 2016 18:21:57 -0500
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Subject: 3 N. Mockingbirds, Blue-winged Warbler - Ashland/Bayfield
From: Ryan Brady <ryanbrady10 AT hotmail.com>
Date: Fri, 20 May 2016 19:26:07 +0000
Add 3 N. Mockingbirds and now a Blue-winged Warbler to the Chequamegon Bay 
Birding & Nature Festival rarity list! 


The mockingbirds include one in Ashland, another in Washburn, and another at 
Little Sand Bay north of Bayfield. Reported by Alex Lehner, Sarah Sabatke, and 
Ben Baldwin, respectively. 



The Blue-winged Warbler, my first in Bayfield County, is an apparently pure 
female just a bit north of the N. Great Lakes Visitor Center. It was found 
yesterday by Mike Hines and relocated today by Cody Christenson. 



No sightings today, to my knowledge, of the Tropical/Couch's Kingbird or Lark 
Bunting. 



And still another day of the festival to go!


Ryan Brady
Washburn, Bayfield County, WI
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Subject: Re: Alert Little Blue Heron (Lake Maria)
From: "B.G. Sloan" <bgsloan3 AT gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 20 May 2016 14:26:06 -0400
Jim Edlhuber rules!!  :-)
Bernie Sloan

On Fri, May 20, 2016 at 1:48 PM, Mark Korducki 
wrote:

> Jim Edelhuber just texted me that an adult Little Blue Heron is currently
> in view on the north end of Lake Maria in Green Lake County
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Subject: Alert Little Blue Heron (Lake Maria)
From: Mark Korducki <korducki AT earthlink.net>
Date: Fri, 20 May 2016 12:48:51 -0500
Jim Edelhuber just texted me that an adult Little Blue Heron is currently in 
view on the north end of Lake Maria in Green Lake County 


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Subject: Bay Beach - Connecticut Warbler
From: Brian Pierce <courthousehollow AT gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 20 May 2016 10:34:01 -0500
The bird was on the backside of the Hussong trail towards Danz Ave singing
for 5 min off and on in different locations. We initially heard him at eye
level in open brush and thought we'd have a chance to see him until two red
squirrels started fighting and chasing each other right below him. We then
saw the bird darting around crossing the trail twice, then heard him again
in thick vegetation but never got a good look (big surprise...)
Brian Pierce, Green Bay, Brown Cty.


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Subject: White-eyed Vireo - Indian Lake, Dane County
From: Aaron Holschbach <aholschbach AT gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 20 May 2016 08:15:56 -0500
There is a WHITE-EYED VIREO present this morning at Indian Lake County
park.  Easily heard singing from the east parking lot, located in the
bushes just downhill and to the west of the lot.  Also present was a
YELLOW-BELLIED FLYCATCHER which was further west along the south shore of
the lake.  A very good morning with nearly 100 species at Indian Lake in an
little over an hour.
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Waunakee


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Subject: Volunteer in Costa Rica!
From: Michelene OConnor <sharpbill19 AT gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 20 May 2016 06:13:57 -0500
Hello,
My dear friend and owner of the Bosque del Rio Tigre is seeking someone to
help her with developing a website.  Please see below.  I've stayed at this
lodge numerous times, and its amazing.  The scenery is spectacular and the
food delicious...not a bunch of rice and beans here!  Please contact Liz
directly if you have any interest.

Cheers, Mickey

Michelene O'Connor
Milwaukee, WI


We are currently looking for a birder/volunteer to help us this summer.

We desperately need to re-do our website,  do some surveys, upload old
surveys to ebird .  The website is the priority.

We willing to  offer free room and board for 2-4 weeks, mornings free for
birding if desired.

I am wondering if there is anyone you know of who would like this
opportunity.

We are looking for someone competent to  design a website from scratch,
preferably with a bit of experience.  Able to work with photos, take
photos, creative and a decent writer (although I can do a lot of the
writing).  I can be contacted through this email address.

Thanks

Liz



Bosque del Rio Tigre Lodge

Dos Brazos, Puerto Jimenez

Costa Rica

www.bosquedelriotigre.com

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Subject: Re: ALERT: Tropical/Couch's Kingbird-- Bayfield Cty
From: "Nick Anich" <dmarc-noreply AT freelists.org> (Redacted sender "nicka29" for DMARC)
Date: Fri, 20 May 2016 03:01:05 +0000 (UTC)
Some photos of the Tropical/Couch's Kingbird are up here:

http://www.pbase.com/nanich/washburn_kingbird

Ryan should be coming out with some closer ones when he has time.



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Ashland
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Subject: Great Blue Herons with young at a rookery in So. WI. 5/19/16, some images...
From: Jim Edlhuber <jimedlhuber AT gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 19 May 2016 21:01:02 -0500
Hi all,
I checked out a Great Blue Heron rookery in southern Wisconsin today to see
what was going on. Lots of young and getting to have some size to them too.
Some adults came with sticks for ongoing nest maintenance. Other adults
came to the nest and regurgitated food into the nest for the young to eat.
Always amazing when I sit back and watch all these things happen.

A few images from today's event at the link below if you care to view them:


http://www.windowtowildlife.com/great-blue-herons-young-southern-wisconsin-may-19-2016/ 


Thanks and good birding,

Jim Edlhuber
Town of Genesee Waukesha Co


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