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Purple Gallinule,©Barry Kent Mackay

29 Sep Birds & Beers - Milwaukee: Friday 10/3 @ 6:30 [Tim Hahn ]
29 Sep junco, So. Milwaukee ["" ]
29 Sep Update WGLBBO Water Bird Watch - Harrington Beach SP [Calvin Brennan ]
29 Sep Re: Bluebirds still in Amherst ["Tom Wood" ]
29 Sep Conn. Warbler, Dane [Matthew Rothschild ]
29 Sep Migrants in southeast La Crosse and status of Wis. fall migration [Mary Strasser ]
29 Sep Report from Wisconsin Point [Quentin Yoerger ]
29 Sep Humboldt Park - MKE [Karen Johnson ]
29 Sep Nicolet area [Mike Duchek ]
29 Sep Gary Masemore's passing [David Freriks ]
28 Sep Re: Merganser question ["Marilyn Bontly" ]
28 Sep Bluebirds still in Amherst ["" ]
28 Sep Re: Sauk City Canoe Launch QUIET [Aaron Holschbach ]
28 Sep Another big landbird flight - Bayfield County [Ryan Brady ]
28 Sep Sauk City Canoe Launch QUIET [James Schwarz ]
28 Sep Re: Merganser question [Mike Wanger ]
28 Sep Le Conte's Sparrow at Mead SWA [Dan Belter ]
28 Sep Merganser question ["" ]
28 Sep Brooklyn WA, Dane co. ["Steve Thiessen" ]
28 Sep Snow goose - East Green Bay [Ida Baumann ]
28 Sep Buffalo Co. Highlights. [Lester Doyle ]
27 Sep 3 Black-bellied Plovers at Bradford Beach MKE 9/27/14, some images... [Jim Edlhuber ]
27 Sep Re: Black Bellied Plovers - Bradford Beach ["Marilyn Bontly" ]
27 Sep Milwaukee Lake Park Bird Site moved to Facebook [Paul Hunter ]
27 Sep Ross's Geese in Clark County [Dan Belter ]
27 Sep Black Bellied Plovers - Bradford Beach ["Biffbradford ." ]
27 Sep Bald Eagle in Milwaukee ["Carol Moerke" ]
27 Sep Lake Farm Park (Dane Co.) this a.m. [Peter Fissel ]
26 Sep rare finding ["Jerry Schoen" ]
26 Sep Warbler species at Schlitz Audubon [Daniel Edelstein ]
26 Sep Re: WSO Wisconsin Point field trip report ["Tom Schultz" ]
26 Sep Fox Sparrow in Dodge County, others ["Tom Wood" ]
26 Sep New Arrivals in S Kettle Moraine [Andrea Szymczak ]
26 Sep Bald eagle in Milw ["cmoerke" ]
26 Sep Snow Geese, Dane co. ["Steve Thiessen" ]
26 Sep Lake Park [Jennifer Ambrose ]
26 Sep Re: Fwd: Warner Park Walks [Mary Zenker ]
26 Sep Re: Fwd: Warner Park Walks ["Peter A. Fissel" ]
26 Sep Humboldt Park MKE [Karen Johnson ]
26 Sep Re: Fwd: Warner Park Walks [Mary Zenker ]
26 Sep Forest County - Boreal Birds (long) [Ida Baumann ]
26 Sep Re: Help with hawk id? (Outagamie County) [Richter Museum ]
26 Sep Fwd: Warner Park Walks ["Peter A. Fissel" ]
26 Sep Re: Help with hawk id? (Outagamie County) [Rowan Stamm ]
25 Sep WSO Wisconsin Point field trip report ["Tom Schultz" ]
25 Sep Help with hawk id? (Outagamie County) ["Judy s." ]
25 Sep Belted Kingfishers Lake Mendota, pictures [ARLENE KOZIOL ]
25 Sep Broadwings over Rockton [orion0323 ]
25 Sep Nelson's Sparrow, Rock co. ["Steve Thiessen" ]
25 Sep Bradford beach golden plover MKE [David F ]
24 Sep MKE - warblers - pictures [Jeremy Meyer ]
24 Sep Belted Kingfishers Lake Mendota [ARLENE KOZIOL ]
24 Sep Brown County Snow Goose [donald van duyse ]
24 Sep updates to WGLBBO website [William Mueller ]
24 Sep Re: Golden plover milwaukee ["Biffbradford ." ]
24 Sep American Golden-Plovers at Bradford Beach Milwaukee 9/24/14. Some images... [Jim Edlhuber ]
24 Sep Golden plover milwaukee [Jennifer Ambrose ]
24 Sep Nelson's Sparrow ++ - Crex Meadows [Ida Baumann ]
24 Sep New Orleans bird spot, 2nd message [Nancy Nabak ]
23 Sep Spruce Grouse in Forest County ["Tom Wood" ]
23 Sep Sharp-tailed Grouse - Douglas County [Ida Baumann ]
23 Sep New Orlean bird spots? [Nancy Nabak ]
23 Sep Ibis Nine Springs- Madison [Kyle Lindemer ]
23 Sep Townsend's Solitaire [Jim ]
23 Sep 400+ Yellow-rumps, 16 warbler sp. - Bayfield Co. [Ryan Brady ]
23 Sep Humboldt Park (MKE) Cooper's vs Crows (again!) [Karen Johnson ]
23 Sep Oct 12 dedication for Noel [William Mueller ]
22 Sep 1 Whimbrel still present at Lakeshore State Park MKE, 9/22/14, some images... [Jim Edlhuber ]
22 Sep Hawk watching is now [Rick Hill ]
22 Sep WSO Youth Grant Deadline [Kim Kreitinger ]
22 Sep Re: Lake Park Juncos [Jennifer Ambrose ]
22 Sep Juncos & Golden-crowned Kinglets ["Sue Peterson" ]
22 Sep Vilas and Forest Counties today ["Tom Wood" ]
22 Sep Wisconsin Pt.--Sept 14 - 18 [Daryl Tessen ]
22 Sep Winter Finch Forecast 2014-2015 ["B.G. Sloan" ]
22 Sep Red-shafted Flicker, Green co. ["Steve Thiessen" ]

Subject: Birds & Beers - Milwaukee: Friday 10/3 @ 6:30
From: Tim Hahn <thahnbirder AT gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 29 Sep 2014 23:33:14 -0500
Sometimes there are birds. Sometimes there are beers. On October 3rd, there
will be both. Birds and Beers Milwaukee will take place at 6:30 at the
Chancery in Tosa. No need to be a member of any group or club; all are
welcome. If you'll be there, let me know so we can make space for you.
And as a bonus, there will be door prizes sponsored by the Wisconsin
Society for Ornithology*.* Best bird seen this week gets top prize!

http://www.thechancery.com/wauwatosa/
7615 West State Street
Wauwatosa, WI 53213

Cheers!

Tim Hahn
Pewaukee, WI
(Waukesha Cty)


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Subject: junco, So. Milwaukee
From: "" <dmarc-noreply AT freelists.org> (Redacted sender "betsyacorn@aol.com" for DMARC)
Date: Mon, 29 Sep 2014 20:57:09 -0400
Arrived with the winds this afternoon. Last Hummer left on Friday. First 
kinglet on Saturday. Still redstarts. White throats doubled overnight. Send in 
the sparrows! 

Betsy Abert, So. Milwaukee
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Subject: Update WGLBBO Water Bird Watch - Harrington Beach SP
From: Calvin Brennan <vermivora AT hotmail.com>
Date: Mon, 29 Sep 2014 20:46:54 -0300
Hello,
 
With about a week of unseasonably warm weather and southerly winds, it appears 
that we are in for a much anticipated change in conditions over the next number 
of days. The flight has been stagnant to say the least although the numbers of 
Horned Grebes have increased sharply in the last week. Many of these are 
staging now in the area and are quite vocal while sitting on the water in 
groups of a few individuals up to 30 or more. Overall, more than 120 species of 
migrants have been recorded at the site this fall totaling about 33 thousand 
individuals. Cormorants are still well into the lead with close to 20 thousand 
counted as well as close to 7 thousand Canada Geese. Land birds continue to 
move in some numbers along the lake shore although as might be expected, there 
is a definite turn over in the number and diversity of warblers replaced by a 
few common species. Twenty-two warbler species have been recorded with 
Orange-crowned added in the last couple of days. 

Calvin Brennan
WGLBBO Water Bird Technician
Belgium, Ozaukee County





 
 		 	   		  
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Subject: Re: Bluebirds still in Amherst
From: "Tom Wood" <tcwood729 AT wi.rr.com>
Date: Mon, 29 Sep 2014 15:21:28 -0500
Some Eastern Bluebirds stay in Wisconsin for the winter, Wyleen. Although
there were none found on your Amherst Christmas Bird Count last year, per
Bob Domagalski's recent report on the CBCs, 761 were found in the state.
When the insects and invertebrates are unavailable, they are able to survive
on berries. They are probably hanging out around your bluebird house because
they are still finding good things to eat in your yard!
Thomas Wood, Menomonee Falls, Waukesha County

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On Behalf Of Redacted sender "ewbirdingwis AT aol.com" for DMARC
Sent: Sunday, September 28, 2014 9:26 PM
To: wisbirdn AT freelists.org
Subject: [wisb] Bluebirds still in Amherst

Two Bluebirds sitting near my open Bluebird house.  Shouldn't they be on
their way south?!!
Wyleen High
Amherst, Portage County

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Subject: Conn. Warbler, Dane
From: Matthew Rothschild <mattr AT progressive.org>
Date: Mon, 29 Sep 2014 12:25:58 -0500
I had a Connecticut warbler in the ravine next to my house on Saturday, in the 
Town of Dunn, southern Dane County. 

Best,
Matt Rothschild

On Sep 28, 2014, at 8:55 PM, Ryan Brady  wrote:

> Another huge landbird flight at my house in Bayfield County this morning. I 
was caught completely off guard by it (warm southerly winds ahead of a front, 
no evidence on radar) and thus didn't give it the justice it deserved. 
Nonetheless, literally thousands of landbirds were on the move throughout the 
morning hours as I tallied 30-45 birds PER MINUTE flying south overhead. The 
majority were Yellow-rumped Warblers, though also well represented were Palm 
Warblers, Amer. Robins, Cedar Waxwings, Pine Siskins, and lots of 
Yellow-bellied Sapsuckers. Pine Siskins are flooding into the state, though 
I've only had 3 at my feeders so far compared to dozens feeding on nearby birch 
seeds. Also had an influx of Swamp Sparrows and 70+ White-throateds at my 
feeders but still no Harris's yet. 

> 
> Ryan Brady
> Washburn, Bayfield County, WI
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Subject: Migrants in southeast La Crosse and status of Wis. fall migration
From: Mary Strasser <mrstrass AT msn.com>
Date: Mon, 29 Sep 2014 11:39:47 -0500
The warbler migration in La Crosse has not been as evident to me this September 
as in past years. However, I have seen Cape May, Nashville, Tennessee, Black & 
White, Blackburnian, Common Yellowthroat, Palm, Magnolia, and Am. Redstart in 
my yard and at Goose Island Park in the last two weeks. 

A new wave of migrants has appeared in my yard in the last couple days. These 
include White-Crowned, Lincoln's, and White-throated Sparrows. Red-eyed Vireos 
and Golden-Crowned Kinglets have been present for the last week. 


I have seen a lot of Turkey Vulture movement of late, as well as flocks of 
Cedar Waxwings and Blue Jays. 


Since I have seen very few reports from WisBirdNet members on the topic of fall 
migration this season, I am wondering if it has been less spectacular than in 
past years. 


Mary Strasser in southeast La Crosse area
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Subject: Report from Wisconsin Point
From: Quentin Yoerger <harrierqman AT gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 29 Sep 2014 10:37:05 -0500
Al Shea has been birding Wisconsin Point the last couple days.
He reported seeing the Pomarine and Long-tailed Jaegers yesterday late
afternoon.
This morning he has seen at least 6 separate Parisitic Jaegers and 13
Peregrine Falcons.
20-30 MPH winds out of the east is making it pretty nasty on the beach.

Quentin
Evansville


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Subject: Humboldt Park - MKE
From: Karen Johnson <kmjbirder AT gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 29 Sep 2014 09:23:07 -0500
Small flock of YELLOW-BELLIED SAPSUCKERS moving through.  Several
RED-WINGED BLACKBIRDS singing as if on territory around the lagoon.
-- 
Karen Johnson
Milwaukee County
"BayView"


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Subject: Nicolet area
From: Mike Duchek <mikeduchek AT hotmail.com>
Date: Mon, 29 Sep 2014 08:20:45 -0500
Given that others have posted recently, I won't go too detailed, but I spent 
Friday in the Nicolet area. As others have found, the bog along Pine River Rd. 
west of Giant Pine Rd. was productive. As I got there mid-morning on Friday 
after coming up pretty empty at the Pine River bridge, I ran into 3 other 
birders (4 if you count an infant!) out of Crandon. I soon heard several BOREAL 
CHICKADEES at the western edge of the stretch of bog, which later made an 
appearance for the Crandon group. Two GRAY JAYS also showed up and worked their 
way down the road. I went back to check the bridge again, while the other group 
moved on. Big mistake on my part. They had what appeared from their photos to 
be a probable spruce grouse further down Pine River Rd., though it disappeared 
into the woods, and while I stayed around to find it I never did. However, 
there were also ruffed grouse drumming very close nearby. As I continued west 
past Divide Rd. (the road changes names there, to S 

 heltered Valley Rd.) I came upon another group of 3 gray jays about a half 
mile east of Military Rd. I then checked my spots along Military Rd. where I 
usually have gray jays and boreal chickadees. I was able to find the latter in 
some firs/spruces along FR 2043 (not a bog), but have not had gray jays there 
in some time. 

Evening grosbeaks were heard at the Brule River campground (and a few seen in 
Alvin), as well as singing pine warblers. Tom Wood tells me he had a BB 
woodpecker at the campground this spring, so it continues to be worth checking 
out. Otherwise this weekend, I only was able to find palm and yellow-rumped 
warblers. Pine siskins were heard in a number of spots, as were both kinglets 
and the occastional vireo (I'm not so good at ID'ing vireos by voice) and 
thrush (hermit I assume) "chuck"-ing. No crossbills or BB woodpeckers for me. 

I also checked out a few other spots including the Vanishing Lake loop off of 
Sam Campbell Rd. and a small stretch of the Whispering Lake Trail in the 
Blackjack Springs wilderness, but by then it was getting later and I didn't 
hear anything of note. It almost sounds like the best game plan lately if you 
want to maximize your changes for those species is to just spend your day on 
Pine River Rd. at the expense of other areas. 

Fall colors were spectacular at parts, probably near-peak in the northern tier 
of counties all the way to Ashland Co. where I spent Saturday and Sunday, but 
still quite a bit of green around. 

-Mike Duchek, Madison, Dane Co. 		 	   		  
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Subject: Gary Masemore's passing
From: David Freriks <dhfreriks AT gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 29 Sep 2014 07:31:57 -0500
Hi all,
   I'm not sure how much Gary Masemore posted here,  but he was well known
in many birding circles.  Unfortunately he passed away yesterday in a car
accident yesterday near Waupun. He was up photographing cranes at White
River yesterday morning and on his way to Horicon when the accident
happened..... doing what he loved.  He was a good man and will be missed by
many.

Dave Freriks
West Bend


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Subject: Re: Merganser question
From: "Marilyn Bontly" <mbontly AT wi.rr.com>
Date: Sun, 28 Sep 2014 22:00:49 -0500
Hi,

According to the BBA, some nest in Wis and "are more plentiful during the 
summer in Wis than previously thought."  Perhaps this early individual spent 
the summer only a hundred miles or so to our north.

Marilyn

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From: "Mike Wanger" 
Sent: Sunday, September 28, 2014 5:01 PM
To: "Birding on the net" 
Subject: [wisb] Re: Merganser question

> Betsy, a female Common has been seen (and photographed) earlier this month
> at Sam Myers Park in Racine on three different days. I'm guessing mine is 
> a
> juvenile male in transition. Here's a photo:
> 
https://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/HboeoM8nG4X8hR0MvDjOBdMTjNZETYmyPJy0liipFm0?feat=directlink 

>
> Also, the Harrington Beach Waterbird Count Group reported one yesterday.
>
> I was wondering the same as you.....it's awfully early......
>
> Mike Wanger
> Milwaukee
>
> On Sun, Sep 28, 2014 at 12:12 PM, Redacted sender betsyacorn AT aol.com for
> DMARC  wrote:
>
>> Mike Wanger reported seeing a single Common Merganser today.  I too had a
>> solitary one about a week ago near the Grant Park beach, and thought at 
>> the
>> time, that this was quite an early arrival for SE WI.  Thought maybe this
>> one had summered here after the particularly brutal winter where hundreds
>> were found starved and deceased or very nearly so on the ice. They stayed
>> south long into the Spring, perhaps to fatten up for the journey north.
>> Anyone have any thoughts on this?  Or is this just a bird that wanted to
>> get a head start on Zebra Mussel cleanup?!
>>
>> Betsy Abert, So. Milwaukee
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Subject: Bluebirds still in Amherst
From: "" <dmarc-noreply AT freelists.org> (Redacted sender "ewbirdingwis@aol.com" for DMARC)
Date: Sun, 28 Sep 2014 22:25:53 -0400
Two Bluebirds sitting near my open Bluebird house. Shouldn't they be on their 
way south?!! 

Wyleen High
Amherst, Portage County

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Subject: Re: Sauk City Canoe Launch QUIET
From: Aaron Holschbach <aholschbach AT gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 28 Sep 2014 21:14:17 -0500
The sandbar at the Arena Boat landing also looked to have good shorebird
habitat so I walked the entire perimeter of the sandbar this evening. I was
surprised by the lack of shorebirds, with no Killdeer or Spotted
Sandpipers even present.   On the far north end of the sandbar I found one
lone shorebird, an AM. GOLDEN PLOVER.  Hopefully more shorebirds will show
up if the Wisconsin River stays low.
Aaron Holschbach
Arena

On Sunday, September 28, 2014, James Schwarz 
wrote:

> Good news is that the Wisconsin River is back to normal levels creating
> good conditions for shorebirds at the canoe launch.
> The bad news is there wasn't a single bird there this afternoon at around
> 1pm. Perhaps there was a Packer thing going on.
> There were bird track on the sand indicating earlier visits. What seemed
> to be missing was a thick slimy layer under the shallow water. Recent high
> water seems to have washed most of it away. Hopefully the sun will
> re-create those conditions for bugs and future bird visits.
>
> Jim Schwarz
> Madison
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Subject: Another big landbird flight - Bayfield County
From: Ryan Brady <ryanbrady10 AT hotmail.com>
Date: Sun, 28 Sep 2014 19:55:40 -0600
Another huge landbird flight at my house in Bayfield County this morning. I was 
caught completely off guard by it (warm southerly winds ahead of a front, no 
evidence on radar) and thus didn't give it the justice it deserved. 
Nonetheless, literally thousands of landbirds were on the move throughout the 
morning hours as I tallied 30-45 birds PER MINUTE flying south overhead. The 
majority were Yellow-rumped Warblers, though also well represented were Palm 
Warblers, Amer. Robins, Cedar Waxwings, Pine Siskins, and lots of 
Yellow-bellied Sapsuckers. Pine Siskins are flooding into the state, though 
I've only had 3 at my feeders so far compared to dozens feeding on nearby birch 
seeds. Also had an influx of Swamp Sparrows and 70+ White-throateds at my 
feeders but still no Harris's yet. 


Ryan Brady
Washburn, Bayfield County, WI
http://www.pbase.com/rbrady
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Subject: Sauk City Canoe Launch QUIET
From: James Schwarz <jfschwar AT facstaff.wisc.edu>
Date: Sun, 28 Sep 2014 19:18:09 -0500
Good news is that the Wisconsin River is back to normal levels creating good 
conditions for shorebirds at the canoe launch. 

The bad news is there wasn't a single bird there this afternoon at around 1pm. 
Perhaps there was a Packer thing going on. 

There were bird track on the sand indicating earlier visits. What seemed to be 
missing was a thick slimy layer under the shallow water. Recent high water 
seems to have washed most of it away. Hopefully the sun will re-create those 
conditions for bugs and future bird visits. 


Jim Schwarz
Madison
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Subject: Re: Merganser question
From: Mike Wanger <misterwanger AT gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 28 Sep 2014 17:01:46 -0500
Betsy, a female Common has been seen (and photographed) earlier this month
at Sam Myers Park in Racine on three different days. I'm guessing mine is a
juvenile male in transition. Here's a photo:

https://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/HboeoM8nG4X8hR0MvDjOBdMTjNZETYmyPJy0liipFm0?feat=directlink 


Also, the Harrington Beach Waterbird Count Group reported one yesterday.

I was wondering the same as you.....it's awfully early......

Mike Wanger
Milwaukee

On Sun, Sep 28, 2014 at 12:12 PM, Redacted sender betsyacorn AT aol.com for
DMARC  wrote:

> Mike Wanger reported seeing a single Common Merganser today.  I too had a
> solitary one about a week ago near the Grant Park beach, and thought at the
> time, that this was quite an early arrival for SE WI.  Thought maybe this
> one had summered here after the particularly brutal winter where hundreds
> were found starved and deceased or very nearly so on the ice. They stayed
> south long into the Spring, perhaps to fatten up for the journey north.
> Anyone have any thoughts on this?  Or is this just a bird that wanted to
> get a head start on Zebra Mussel cleanup?!
>
> Betsy Abert, So. Milwaukee
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Subject: Le Conte's Sparrow at Mead SWA
From: Dan Belter <bwhawk55 AT gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 28 Sep 2014 16:36:27 -0500
I went to the Mead State Wildlife Area this morning to search for
sparrows, especially Nelson's Sparrow, which would be a county life
bird for me if I could ever find one. While looking for a Nelson's, I
came across a Le Conte's Sparrow which gave me some very good, close
views of it. I took many photos of it, and posted some on my
flickr.com site. Go to:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/bwhawk/sets/72157648132742621/ to see
them. Overall it was nice for birding this morning, but by 11 a.m. it
was already getting to warm for the birds and they were starting to
become harder to find.

-- 
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Marathon County, WI
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Subject: Merganser question
From: "" <dmarc-noreply AT freelists.org> (Redacted sender "betsyacorn@aol.com" for DMARC)
Date: Sun, 28 Sep 2014 13:12:42 -0400
Mike Wanger reported seeing a single Common Merganser today. I too had a 
solitary one about a week ago near the Grant Park beach, and thought at the 
time, that this was quite an early arrival for SE WI. Thought maybe this one 
had summered here after the particularly brutal winter where hundreds were 
found starved and deceased or very nearly so on the ice. They stayed south long 
into the Spring, perhaps to fatten up for the journey north. Anyone have any 
thoughts on this? Or is this just a bird that wanted to get a head start on 
Zebra Mussel cleanup?! 


Betsy Abert, So. Milwaukee

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Subject: Brooklyn WA, Dane co.
From: "Steve Thiessen" <stevethiessen AT charter.net>
Date: Sun, 28 Sep 2014 11:49:09 -0500
 I hiked around 2 fields ,on Bellbrook Road. I walked around a mile in the 
north side of the road. Very slow for the most part. Flushed what I think was a 
young Grasshopper Sparrow, but that is just a guess. Had one other possible 
Ammodramus sparrow, but birds in this area always fly over the rise and land 
out of sight. Best bird in this spot was a nice Peregrine fly by. A few 
Savannah Sparrows and Palm Warblers were also seen. 

 On the south side, I thought I'd check to see if any Henslow's were still 
there. I flushed 3 birds that I think were young of the year Henslow's, with 
undeveloped tails. Can't confirm that, as they never perched. 

 I walked a big damp foxtail field and found only local type sparrows and 
Yellowthroats. 

So , I'm still waiting for some LeConte's to migrate in. Steve Thiessen 
Stoughton Dane co. 

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Subject: Snow goose - East Green Bay
From: Ida Baumann <tynida AT gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 28 Sep 2014 10:37:04 -0500
Found a Snow Goose in the I-43 industrial park on Kepler Dr. On a pond
between the Marcus Theater and the hospital. This could be the same goose
Don had on Abbey Pond last week.
Ty &, Ida Baumann
Madison

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Subject: Buffalo Co. Highlights.
From: Lester Doyle <zzzlester AT gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 28 Sep 2014 01:45:36 -0500
Made several stops around Buffalo Co Sept. 27.
Best Birds were;

Peregrine Falcon at Whitman Dam Wildlife Area

Ruffed Grouse at Merrick State Park. "LIFE BIRD - WOOT!".

 I was driving slowly checking out some of the wet areas/sloughs and my
wife said "What's that big bird on the edge of the road in front of us...is
it a hawk? 20 feet in front of us, there it was. If it hadn't been for her,
I would missed it.

Lester Doyle
Lodi/Harmony Grove
Columbia Co. WI


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Subject: 3 Black-bellied Plovers at Bradford Beach MKE 9/27/14, some images...
From: Jim Edlhuber <jimedlhuber AT gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 27 Sep 2014 20:14:59 -0500
Hi all,
I got a late start this morning getting into Bradford Beach but I did not
miss the 3 Juvenile Black-bellied Plovers that were present. They were
continually feeding long the shoreline for most of the beach area but
moving around often as they were being flushed by joggers and dog walkers.
Also present were 4 Semipalmated Plovers and 7 Sanderlings. Some nice algae
along the beach, hopefully it will continue some to keep shorebirds to
continue stopping. This beach has been amazing! It was a beautiful morning
to be out birding.

Images of the Black-bellied Plovers from this morning at the link below if
you care to view them:


http://www.windowtowildlife.com/black-bellied-plovers-bradford-beach-milwaukee-wisconsin-september-27-2014/ 


Thanks and good birding,

Jim Edlhuber

Town of Genesee Waukesha Co.


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Subject: Re: Black Bellied Plovers - Bradford Beach
From: "Marilyn Bontly" <mbontly AT wi.rr.com>
Date: Sat, 27 Sep 2014 19:44:22 -0500
2 were still there at 6 pm with sanderlings, semipal plovers, and semipal 
sandpiper.

Marilyn Bontly, Bayside

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From: "Biffbradford ." 
Sent: Saturday, September 27, 2014 3:02 PM
To: "wisbirdn birdn" 
Subject: [wisb] Black Bellied Plovers - Bradford Beach

> Discovered by Dennis Derby this morning and identification verified by Jym
> Mooney on Face Book, there are 3 Black Bellied Plovers in the middle
> section of Bradford Beach as of 2pm today. Fairly tolerant of people. A
> lifer for me!
> Photos: http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S19958146
>
> John Wilke
> Greenfield, WI
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Subject: Milwaukee Lake Park Bird Site moved to Facebook
From: Paul Hunter <phunter1 AT wi.rr.com>
Date: Sat, 27 Sep 2014 16:54:44 -0500
This link isn't working: http://home.roadrunner.com/~phunter1/ 
lakeparkbirds.html

I thought that my roadrunner pages would be decommissioned a few  
months ago, but I noticed they just stopped working this week.  That  
is why a started up the Birds of Lake Park page on Facebook: https:// 
www.facebook.com/LakeParkBirdsMilw.  Please encourage people to go  
there for info.

The Lake Park checklist is now in the "Notes" of that page.  You can  
get to it directly at: https://www.facebook.com/notes/1460914250839865/


--- Paul Hunter
Whitefish Bay, Milwaukee County, Wisconsin
https://www.facebook.com/LakeParkBirdsMilw
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Lake Park Duck Watches: Saturdays 11AM - 1PM
Fall 2013: October 25, November 15, December 6
=====================================================
Begin forwarded message:

From: Lake Park 
Date: September 25, 2014 10:03:06 AM CDT
To: Paul Hunter 
Subject: LP Bird Site

Hi Paul,

This link isn't working: http://home.roadrunner.com/~phunter1/ 
lakeparkbirdcheck.html

See you in the park,
Ann Wollmer, Administrator
Lake Park Friends
P.O. Box 71197
Milwaukee, WI  53211
lakeparkfriends AT sbcglobal.net
414.962.1680


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Subject: Ross's Geese in Clark County
From: Dan Belter <bwhawk55 AT gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 27 Sep 2014 16:20:13 -0500
I went birding with Ken L. this afternoon to checkout a mudflat area
on private property in eastern Clark County. Once we arrived we
noticed several hundred Canada Geese in the area, and mixed in with
them were four Ross's Geese (2 adults and 2 immatures). Also present
were five species of shorebirds (nothing unusual) and an American
Pipit.

Dan Belter
Marathon County, WI
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Subject: Black Bellied Plovers - Bradford Beach
From: "Biffbradford ." <pelotonstar AT gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 27 Sep 2014 15:02:42 -0500
Discovered by Dennis Derby this morning and identification verified by Jym
Mooney on Face Book, there are 3 Black Bellied Plovers in the middle
section of Bradford Beach as of 2pm today. Fairly tolerant of people. A
lifer for me!
Photos: http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S19958146

John Wilke
Greenfield, WI


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Subject: Bald Eagle in Milwaukee
From: "Carol Moerke" <dmarc-noreply AT freelists.org> (Redacted sender "cmoerke@yahoo.com" for DMARC)
Date: Sat, 27 Sep 2014 11:50:45 -0700
Yesterday at 3:30 pm. there was a bald eagle perched in bare branches on the 
northeast corner of Brown Deer Road and Hwy 145. 

I drive past this intersection all the time and have never seen one there 
before. 


Carol and Barry Moerke
Milwaukee


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Subject: Lake Farm Park (Dane Co.) this a.m.
From: Peter Fissel <pfissel AT library.wisc.edu>
Date: Sat, 27 Sep 2014 12:19:28 -0500
About 8 folks showed up for the Nine Springs/Lake Farm "flex" trip this 
morning. I went over to Lake Farm to scout beforehand and it seemed fairly 
birdy around the parking lot. Coupled with some less-than-enthusiastic reports 
I'd gotten from birders who had been to Nine Springs recently (especially 
regarding the complete lack of shorebird habitat,) I figured we'd be better off 
over by the lake. The disadvantage is the mosquitoes - if you go to Lake Farm, 
take bug spray. 

 
Things were pretty quiet overall, but we did hit a few nice pockets of warblers 
and managed to eke out ten species among the group, including a couple of Cape 
Mays, Magnolias, Black-throated Green and Nashville. Lots of Tennessees and 
scads of Yellow-rumps. Also had Gray-cheeked, Swainson's and Hermit Thrushes 
(singles of each,) and Yellow-billed Cuckoo for the trip highlight. No sparrows 
to speak of, except Song and Swamp. Some of the participants had an Osprey over 
the lake, and I had a Cooper's Hawk when I was scouting before the walk 
started. We ended up with just under 40 species overall. 

 
The bike path which will eventually go to McFarland on a bridge next to the 
railroad trestle/dike is in the early stages of construction. Unfortunately, 
this has meant a lot of brush-clearing in some of what had been the best spots 
at Lake Farm for birds in migration. Progress marches on... 

 
Peter Fissel
Madison, Dane Co.
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Subject: rare finding
From: "Jerry Schoen" <basketsandbirds AT charter.net>
Date: Fri, 26 Sep 2014 21:10:06 -0500
This might not be a proper entry as it does not pertain to any bird sighting. 
As we are all interested in nature I had a rare wildlife experience this past 
Monday. 

While walking in the yard of our cabin in Clark county, I noticed two small-6 
inch objects slithering in front of me. It turns out they were two recently 
hatched Massassauga rattle snakes. 

That me me was just a thrilling as seeing a rare bird as they are in the 
endangered list. 

Jerry Schoen
Whitewater, Wi

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Subject: Warbler species at Schlitz Audubon
From: Daniel Edelstein <danieledelstein AT att.net>
Date: Fri, 26 Sep 2014 20:39:35 -0500
....today:

Blackpoll
Cape May
Magnolia
Black-throated Green
Yellow-rumped
Common Yellowthroat
&, best, a transient, non-nester in
WI: Bay-breasted

Regards,
Daniel Edelstein

Novato, CA
&
Ellison Bay, WI

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Subject: Re: WSO Wisconsin Point field trip report
From: "Tom Schultz" <trschultz AT centurytel.net>
Date: Fri, 26 Sep 2014 18:26:25 -0500
By the way, I discovered that I am missing two of the WSO radios that I 
loaned out for use on Sunday morning at Wisconsin Point.  If you happen to 
have one (you may not have been there on the beach when I left), please let 
me know.

Thanks,
Tom Schultz
WSO Field Trips co-chair

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From: Tom Schultz
Sent: Thursday, September 25, 2014 9:49 PM
To: Wisbirdn
Subject: [wisb] WSO Wisconsin Point field trip report

For those who are interested, here is the link to the report on this year’s
WSO Jaegerfest field trip at Wisconsin Point:

http://wsobirds.org/?p=5652#more-5652

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

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Subject: Fox Sparrow in Dodge County, others
From: "Tom Wood" <tcwood729 AT wi.rr.com>
Date: Fri, 26 Sep 2014 16:46:02 -0500
A Fox Sparrow has arrived at the Horicon SWA along the Quick's Point nature
trail at the end of Palmatory Street in Horicon. I thought it was rather
early to see one this far south, so I checked the ebird "explore data" and
noticed that only two have been reported so far this fall- one in Bayfield
County at Ryan Brady's home (everything stops there!), and one in Marathon
County.
I also flushed a probable Ammodramus sparrow but didn't get enough to ID it.

There are very many waterfowl along STH49 in Horicon Marsh with impressive
numbers of American Wigeon and Northern Pintail. The water is low enough to
attract a few of the long-legged shorebirds but I saw just Greater and
Lesser Yellowlegs.

The pond along the CTH A to southbound STH151 on-ramp has dwindled to just a
few small puddles but they attracted good numbers of common shorebirds.
Greater and Lesser Yellowlegs, Pectoral, Least, and Semipalmated Sandpipers
along with the usual Killdeer are all I could find. With so little water, I
was surprised to see 14 Great Egrets there. There must be a lot of frogs
hopping around!

Thomas Wood, Menomonee Falls, Waukesha County



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Subject: New Arrivals in S Kettle Moraine
From: Andrea Szymczak <harrierhawk1 AT gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 26 Sep 2014 16:12:21 -0500
Waukesha birds this morning included:
Golden-cr Kinglets
Winter Wren
Hermit Thrushes (found in #'s)
White-thr Sparrows
Pine Siskin
Andrea Szymczak
Waukesha, WI

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Subject: Bald eagle in Milw
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Date: Fri, 26 Sep 2014 15:56:09 -0500
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Subject: Snow Geese, Dane co.
From: "Steve Thiessen" <stevethiessen AT charter.net>
Date: Fri, 26 Sep 2014 15:18:06 -0500

 Pat Ready reported 2 Snow Geese just west of Stouhgton ,on the Hy138 pond. 
There's also a Long-billed Dowitcher there. 

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Subject: Lake Park
From: Jennifer Ambrose <jenthreat AT gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 26 Sep 2014 13:40:04 -0500
Lake Park in Milwaukee is very birdy right now. The best Warbler diversity
I found was in the Locust ravine. Most Warblers are yellow rumped,
blackpoll, and Tennessee. I can hear bluebirds singing now in my car. Don't
plan to get much else dobe today if you had over here, lol.
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Subject: Re: Fwd: Warner Park Walks
From: Mary Zenker <dmzenker AT gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 26 Sep 2014 10:00:21 -0500
Thanks!
On Fri, Sep 26, 2014 at 9:15 AM, Peter A. Fissel 
wrote:

> Various websites have lists of bird walks and field trips in Madison and
> vicinity that are free and open to the public.  Just a few as a sample:
>
> http://www.cityofmadison.com/parks/celebrate/birdnaturewalks.cfm
>
> madisonaudubon.org/calendar
>
> http://www.friendslakeshorepreserve.com/field-trips.html
>
>
> Peter Fissel
> MAS Field Trips Coordinator
> Madison WI
>
> On 9/26/2014 9:05 AM, Mary Zenker wrote:
> > Is the 3rd Sunday Bird and Nature Walk open to anyone?  if so, could you
> > give specifics regarding time and meeting place?  Does anyone have a
> > recommendation for a good place to find out about various bird walks that
> > are open to the public?
> > Mary
> > On Fri, Sep 26, 2014 at 8:19 AM, Peter A. Fissel <
> pfissel AT library.wisc.edu>
> > wrote:
> >
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >> -------- Original Message --------
> >> Subject:        Warner Park Walks
> >> Date:   Fri, 26 Sep 2014 03:46:36 -0500
> >> From:   paul_noeldner 
> >> To:     Peter Fissel ,
> >>
> >>
> >> Peter - please fwd to wisbirdnet thanks!
> >>
> >>
> >> Warner Park (Dane Co.)
> >> Protocol: Traveling .5 Miles 90 Minutes
> >> Observers: 4
> >> All birds reported? Yes
> >> Comments: This is the 3rd Sunday Bird and Nature Walk at Warner Park led
> >> by Trish O'kane. It rained just before the walk but the small group who
> >> came was quite international with a woman from Taiwan and another from
> >> Japan. Both helped spot a variety of hidden birds in the sunny but windy
> >> Warner Wetland landscape. Special treats were the Bald Eagle that
> >> soared, perched and swooped to hunt from the big trees on Marsh Island
> >> and watching the Kingfishers. We learned that Tokyo birders convinced
> >> that huge city to open Kingfisher nesting holes in the concreted
> riverway.
> >>
> >>        55    Canada Goose
> >>        1    Wood Duck
> >>        3    Mallard
> >>        1    Pied-billed Grebe
> >>        5    Double-crested Cormorant
> >>        1    Great Blue Heron
> >>        4    Turkey Vulture
> >>        1    Bald Eagle
> >>        1    Red-tailed Hawk
> >>        1    Mourning Dove
> >>        2    Belted Kingfisher
> >>        2    Warbling Vireo
> >>        1    Blue Jay
> >>        2    American Crow
> >>        1    House Wren
> >>        1    Northern Cardinal
> >>        2    House Sparrow
> >>
> >> Warner Park (Dane Co.)
> >> Protocol: Traveling 1 Miles 90 Minutes
> >> Observers: 61
> >> All birds reported? Yes
> >> Comments: This is the every Wednesday afternoon UW Nelson Inst
> >> coordinated Sherman Nature Explorer walk led by Anke Keuser and 15 UW
> >> eco students. 45 eager kids including 1 girl on crutches walked 8 blocks
> >> to the park, cascaded down the Sledding Hill, dove into the Big Thicket,
> >> circled the Warner Pond wetland and explored Warner Woods. Somehow the
> >> group also scoped and saw a lot of birds! The cormorants were a big hit.
> >>
> >>        45    Canada Goose
> >>        11    Mallard
> >>        1    Pied-billed Grebe
> >>        3    Double-crested Cormorant
> >>        1    Great Blue Heron
> >>        1    Turkey Vulture
> >>        1    Red-tailed Hawk
> >>        2    Sandhill Crane
> >>        5    Ring-billed Gull
> >>        2    Mourning Dove
> >>        1    Belted Kingfisher
> >>        1    Red-bellied Woodpecker
> >>        1    Northern Flicker
> >>        1    Blue Jay
> >>        2    American Crow
> >>        2    Black-capped Chickadee
> >>        1    White-breasted Nuthatch
> >>        1    Carolina Wren    Reported by sound by one of the student
> >> assistant mentors who said he knew birds. No second observer.
> >>        1    Gray Catbird
> >>        3    Cedar Waxwing
> >>        2    Northern Cardinal
> >>
> >> Paul Noeldner, Maple Bluff
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Subject: Re: Fwd: Warner Park Walks
From: "Peter A. Fissel" <pfissel AT library.wisc.edu>
Date: Fri, 26 Sep 2014 09:15:16 -0500
Various websites have lists of bird walks and field trips in Madison and 
vicinity that are free and open to the public.  Just a few as a sample:

http://www.cityofmadison.com/parks/celebrate/birdnaturewalks.cfm

madisonaudubon.org/calendar

http://www.friendslakeshorepreserve.com/field-trips.html


Peter Fissel
MAS Field Trips Coordinator
Madison WI

On 9/26/2014 9:05 AM, Mary Zenker wrote:
> Is the 3rd Sunday Bird and Nature Walk open to anyone?  if so, could you
> give specifics regarding time and meeting place?  Does anyone have a
> recommendation for a good place to find out about various bird walks that
> are open to the public?
> Mary
> On Fri, Sep 26, 2014 at 8:19 AM, Peter A. Fissel 
> wrote:
>
>>
>>
>>
>> -------- Original Message --------
>> Subject:        Warner Park Walks
>> Date:   Fri, 26 Sep 2014 03:46:36 -0500
>> From:   paul_noeldner 
>> To:     Peter Fissel ,
>>
>>
>> Peter - please fwd to wisbirdnet thanks!
>>
>>
>> Warner Park (Dane Co.)
>> Protocol: Traveling .5 Miles 90 Minutes
>> Observers: 4
>> All birds reported? Yes
>> Comments: This is the 3rd Sunday Bird and Nature Walk at Warner Park led
>> by Trish O'kane. It rained just before the walk but the small group who
>> came was quite international with a woman from Taiwan and another from
>> Japan. Both helped spot a variety of hidden birds in the sunny but windy
>> Warner Wetland landscape. Special treats were the Bald Eagle that
>> soared, perched and swooped to hunt from the big trees on Marsh Island
>> and watching the Kingfishers. We learned that Tokyo birders convinced
>> that huge city to open Kingfisher nesting holes in the concreted riverway.
>>
>>        55    Canada Goose
>>        1    Wood Duck
>>        3    Mallard
>>        1    Pied-billed Grebe
>>        5    Double-crested Cormorant
>>        1    Great Blue Heron
>>        4    Turkey Vulture
>>        1    Bald Eagle
>>        1    Red-tailed Hawk
>>        1    Mourning Dove
>>        2    Belted Kingfisher
>>        2    Warbling Vireo
>>        1    Blue Jay
>>        2    American Crow
>>        1    House Wren
>>        1    Northern Cardinal
>>        2    House Sparrow
>>
>> Warner Park (Dane Co.)
>> Protocol: Traveling 1 Miles 90 Minutes
>> Observers: 61
>> All birds reported? Yes
>> Comments: This is the every Wednesday afternoon UW Nelson Inst
>> coordinated Sherman Nature Explorer walk led by Anke Keuser and 15 UW
>> eco students. 45 eager kids including 1 girl on crutches walked 8 blocks
>> to the park, cascaded down the Sledding Hill, dove into the Big Thicket,
>> circled the Warner Pond wetland and explored Warner Woods. Somehow the
>> group also scoped and saw a lot of birds! The cormorants were a big hit.
>>
>>        45    Canada Goose
>>        11    Mallard
>>        1    Pied-billed Grebe
>>        3    Double-crested Cormorant
>>        1    Great Blue Heron
>>        1    Turkey Vulture
>>        1    Red-tailed Hawk
>>        2    Sandhill Crane
>>        5    Ring-billed Gull
>>        2    Mourning Dove
>>        1    Belted Kingfisher
>>        1    Red-bellied Woodpecker
>>        1    Northern Flicker
>>        1    Blue Jay
>>        2    American Crow
>>        2    Black-capped Chickadee
>>        1    White-breasted Nuthatch
>>        1    Carolina Wren    Reported by sound by one of the student
>> assistant mentors who said he knew birds. No second observer.
>>        1    Gray Catbird
>>        3    Cedar Waxwing
>>        2    Northern Cardinal
>>
>> Paul Noeldner, Maple Bluff
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Subject: Humboldt Park MKE
From: Karen Johnson <kmjbirder AT gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 26 Sep 2014 09:08:55 -0500
3 Kingfishers, 2 Great-blue Herons and 1 Black-crowned Night-Heron at the
lagoon this early AM.
-- 
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Milwaukee County
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Subject: Re: Fwd: Warner Park Walks
From: Mary Zenker <dmzenker AT gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 26 Sep 2014 09:05:05 -0500
Is the 3rd Sunday Bird and Nature Walk open to anyone?  if so, could you
give specifics regarding time and meeting place?  Does anyone have a
recommendation for a good place to find out about various bird walks that
are open to the public?
Mary
On Fri, Sep 26, 2014 at 8:19 AM, Peter A. Fissel 
wrote:

>
>
>
> -------- Original Message --------
> Subject:        Warner Park Walks
> Date:   Fri, 26 Sep 2014 03:46:36 -0500
> From:   paul_noeldner 
> To:     Peter Fissel ,
>
>
> Peter - please fwd to wisbirdnet thanks!
>
>
> Warner Park (Dane Co.)
> Protocol: Traveling .5 Miles 90 Minutes
> Observers: 4
> All birds reported? Yes
> Comments: This is the 3rd Sunday Bird and Nature Walk at Warner Park led
> by Trish O'kane. It rained just before the walk but the small group who
> came was quite international with a woman from Taiwan and another from
> Japan. Both helped spot a variety of hidden birds in the sunny but windy
> Warner Wetland landscape. Special treats were the Bald Eagle that
> soared, perched and swooped to hunt from the big trees on Marsh Island
> and watching the Kingfishers. We learned that Tokyo birders convinced
> that huge city to open Kingfisher nesting holes in the concreted riverway.
>
>       55    Canada Goose
>       1    Wood Duck
>       3    Mallard
>       1    Pied-billed Grebe
>       5    Double-crested Cormorant
>       1    Great Blue Heron
>       4    Turkey Vulture
>       1    Bald Eagle
>       1    Red-tailed Hawk
>       1    Mourning Dove
>       2    Belted Kingfisher
>       2    Warbling Vireo
>       1    Blue Jay
>       2    American Crow
>       1    House Wren
>       1    Northern Cardinal
>       2    House Sparrow
>
> Warner Park (Dane Co.)
> Protocol: Traveling 1 Miles 90 Minutes
> Observers: 61
> All birds reported? Yes
> Comments: This is the every Wednesday afternoon UW Nelson Inst
> coordinated Sherman Nature Explorer walk led by Anke Keuser and 15 UW
> eco students. 45 eager kids including 1 girl on crutches walked 8 blocks
> to the park, cascaded down the Sledding Hill, dove into the Big Thicket,
> circled the Warner Pond wetland and explored Warner Woods. Somehow the
> group also scoped and saw a lot of birds! The cormorants were a big hit.
>
>       45    Canada Goose
>       11    Mallard
>       1    Pied-billed Grebe
>       3    Double-crested Cormorant
>       1    Great Blue Heron
>       1    Turkey Vulture
>       1    Red-tailed Hawk
>       2    Sandhill Crane
>       5    Ring-billed Gull
>       2    Mourning Dove
>       1    Belted Kingfisher
>       1    Red-bellied Woodpecker
>       1    Northern Flicker
>       1    Blue Jay
>       2    American Crow
>       2    Black-capped Chickadee
>       1    White-breasted Nuthatch
>       1    Carolina Wren    Reported by sound by one of the student
> assistant mentors who said he knew birds. No second observer.
>       1    Gray Catbird
>       3    Cedar Waxwing
>       2    Northern Cardinal
>
> Paul Noeldner, Maple Bluff
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Subject: Forest County - Boreal Birds (long)
From: Ida Baumann <tynida AT gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 26 Sep 2014 08:45:16 -0500
On the way to Superoor we spent many hours on the forest roads east of
Three Lakes coming up empty. Time to retry 10 days later after hearing  of
others sucess. It was breath-takingly beautiful driving across the state as
the leaves are at their autumn best.
We arrived at Pine River Bridge on 2182 at dusk Sept 24th and spent the
night in the silent woods. Awaking around 5 am we ventured out in the dark.
The silence was broken - hearing 3 SAW-WHET OWLS and a BARRED OWL, SWAMP &
WHITE-THROATED SPARROWS joined in. An AM. WOODCOCK flew over.
We drove west on 2182 to "Tom Woods" bog and walked the road from 6:30 -8
am. Two GRAY JAYS were flittering in the woods, a BLACK-BACKED WOODPECKER
flew over and a Barred Owl was calling. Lots of RED-BREASTED NUTHATCHES
were everywhere in the forest, thrush and kinglet migration was in full
swing and we had BLACK-THROATED GREEN,  PALM,  &YELLOW-RUMPED WARBLERS.
By 9 we went back to the Giant Pine intersection and spent time wallking .
A Black-backed Woodpecker worked the dead tree to the north and flew west.
Ty walked west a quarter mile and had more Gray Jays. As he was headed back
2 TIMBER WOLVES crossed the road from north to south between the two of us.
Great sighting!  Some BOREAL CHICKADEES pished in about 50 yards west.
We talked to a hunter who recently saw a SPRUCE GROUSE on Divide road east
(2174). We headed over there and parked just north of the cottage at 11807
and walked south along the bog. Very quiet,  but did we give up hope? No
way!  As we approached the driveway, there was the male SPRUCE GROUSE
standing in the short grass right underneath the chain.  He put up with a
few photos then took off to the north west about 11 am.
Beautiful drive through the colored fall leaves west on 2183 Scott's Lake
Rd. Two TRUMPETER SWANS were still on Schelp Lake and a family of 5 were on
Scott's Lake.  Heard more SAW-WHET OWLS the night under a magnificent star
filled sky back at Pine River Bridge.
Ida and Ty Baumann
Madison

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Subject: Re: Help with hawk id? (Outagamie County)
From: Richter Museum <richter AT uwgb.edu>
Date: Fri, 26 Sep 2014 13:41:25 +0000
Adult, female Coopers Hawk.

-----Original Message-----
From: wisbirdn-bounce AT freelists.org [mailto:wisbirdn-bounce AT freelists.org] On 
Behalf Of Judy s. 

Sent: Thursday, September 25, 2014 8:10 PM
To: wisbirdn AT freelists.org
Subject: [wisb] Help with hawk id? (Outagamie County)

When downloading my trail cam today I discovered three shots in a row of a hawk 
that photobombing it ... unfortunately, they're just the head and shoulders of 
said hawk, from the side, and a shot of the back of its head and neck and 
sholders. Any ID help on what kind of hawk this is if an ID is possible from 
what little the cam caught are most appreciated. 

A silver maple leaf was lying on the ground nearby, which I've marked in the 
photos, if that gives any assistance in terms of the size of the hawk. 


Here's the images:


http://www.michaelandjudystouffer.com/judy/images/20140925_Trail_Cam_Hawk_01.jpg 



http://www.michaelandjudystouffer.com/judy/images/20140925_Trail_Cam_Hawk_02.jpg 



http://www.michaelandjudystouffer.com/judy/images/20140925_Trail_Cam_Hawk_03.jpg 



Judy Stouffer
Little Chute, WI
Outagamie County

 



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Subject: Fwd: Warner Park Walks
From: "Peter A. Fissel" <pfissel AT library.wisc.edu>
Date: Fri, 26 Sep 2014 08:19:48 -0500


-------- Original Message --------
Subject: 	Warner Park Walks
Date: 	Fri, 26 Sep 2014 03:46:36 -0500
From: 	paul_noeldner 
To: 	Peter Fissel ,


Peter - please fwd to wisbirdnet thanks!


Warner Park (Dane Co.)
Protocol: Traveling .5 Miles 90 Minutes
Observers: 4
All birds reported? Yes
Comments: This is the 3rd Sunday Bird and Nature Walk at Warner Park led
by Trish O'kane. It rained just before the walk but the small group who
came was quite international with a woman from Taiwan and another from
Japan. Both helped spot a variety of hidden birds in the sunny but windy
Warner Wetland landscape. Special treats were the Bald Eagle that
soared, perched and swooped to hunt from the big trees on Marsh Island
and watching the Kingfishers. We learned that Tokyo birders convinced
that huge city to open Kingfisher nesting holes in the concreted riverway.

      55    Canada Goose
      1    Wood Duck
      3    Mallard
      1    Pied-billed Grebe
      5    Double-crested Cormorant
      1    Great Blue Heron
      4    Turkey Vulture
      1    Bald Eagle
      1    Red-tailed Hawk
      1    Mourning Dove
      2    Belted Kingfisher
      2    Warbling Vireo
      1    Blue Jay
      2    American Crow
      1    House Wren
      1    Northern Cardinal
      2    House Sparrow

Warner Park (Dane Co.)
Protocol: Traveling 1 Miles 90 Minutes
Observers: 61
All birds reported? Yes
Comments: This is the every Wednesday afternoon UW Nelson Inst
coordinated Sherman Nature Explorer walk led by Anke Keuser and 15 UW
eco students. 45 eager kids including 1 girl on crutches walked 8 blocks
to the park, cascaded down the Sledding Hill, dove into the Big Thicket,
circled the Warner Pond wetland and explored Warner Woods. Somehow the
group also scoped and saw a lot of birds! The cormorants were a big hit.

      45    Canada Goose
      11    Mallard
      1    Pied-billed Grebe
      3    Double-crested Cormorant
      1    Great Blue Heron
      1    Turkey Vulture
      1    Red-tailed Hawk
      2    Sandhill Crane
      5    Ring-billed Gull
      2    Mourning Dove
      1    Belted Kingfisher
      1    Red-bellied Woodpecker
      1    Northern Flicker
      1    Blue Jay
      2    American Crow
      2    Black-capped Chickadee
      1    White-breasted Nuthatch
      1    Carolina Wren    Reported by sound by one of the student
assistant mentors who said he knew birds. No second observer.
      1    Gray Catbird
      3    Cedar Waxwing
      2    Northern Cardinal

Paul Noeldner, Maple Bluff
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Subject: Re: Help with hawk id? (Outagamie County)
From: Rowan Stamm <rowan.stamm AT gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 26 Sep 2014 06:39:06 -0500
Looks like a Cooper's Hawk. 

Rowan Stamm, Dane County 

> On Sep 25, 2014, at 8:10 PM, Judy s.  wrote:
> 
> When downloading my trail cam today I discovered three shots in a row of a
> hawk that photobombing it ... unfortunately, they're just the head and
> shoulders of said hawk, from the side, and a shot of the back of its head
> and neck and sholders.  Any ID help on what kind of hawk this is if an ID
> is possible from what little the cam caught are most appreciated.
> A silver maple leaf was lying on the ground nearby, which I've marked in
> the photos, if that gives any assistance in terms of the size of the hawk.
> 
> Here's the images:
> 
> 
http://www.michaelandjudystouffer.com/judy/images/20140925_Trail_Cam_Hawk_01.jpg 

> 
> 
http://www.michaelandjudystouffer.com/judy/images/20140925_Trail_Cam_Hawk_02.jpg 

> 
> 
http://www.michaelandjudystouffer.com/judy/images/20140925_Trail_Cam_Hawk_03.jpg 

> 
> 
> Judy Stouffer
> Little Chute, WI
> Outagamie County
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Subject: WSO Wisconsin Point field trip report
From: "Tom Schultz" <trschultz AT centurytel.net>
Date: Thu, 25 Sep 2014 21:49:59 -0500
For those who are interested, here is the link to the report on this year’s 
WSO Jaegerfest field trip at Wisconsin Point:

http://wsobirds.org/?p=5652#more-5652

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

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Subject: Help with hawk id? (Outagamie County)
From: "Judy s." <cherryjamcookies AT gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 25 Sep 2014 20:10:05 -0500
When downloading my trail cam today I discovered three shots in a row of a
hawk that photobombing it ... unfortunately, they're just the head and
shoulders of said hawk, from the side, and a shot of the back of its head
and neck and sholders.  Any ID help on what kind of hawk this is if an ID
is possible from what little the cam caught are most appreciated.
A silver maple leaf was lying on the ground nearby, which I've marked in
the photos, if that gives any assistance in terms of the size of the hawk.

Here's the images:


http://www.michaelandjudystouffer.com/judy/images/20140925_Trail_Cam_Hawk_01.jpg 



http://www.michaelandjudystouffer.com/judy/images/20140925_Trail_Cam_Hawk_02.jpg 



http://www.michaelandjudystouffer.com/judy/images/20140925_Trail_Cam_Hawk_03.jpg 



Judy Stouffer
Little Chute, WI
Outagamie County

 



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Subject: Belted Kingfishers Lake Mendota, pictures
From: ARLENE KOZIOL <arlenekoziol AT mac.com>
Date: Thu, 25 Sep 2014 14:08:07 -0500
I have had several requests for images of the Belted Kingfishers aerial chase 
that I observed yesterday. Although not the best quality, perhaps someone can 
tell if they are adults or juveniles, helping to explain their extraordinary 
behavior. 

Below is a link to my Flickr album.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/29411257 AT N00/sets/72157647610943529/

Arlene Koziol

> From: ARLENE KOZIOL 
> Subject: [wisb] Belted Kingfishers Lake Mendota
> Date: September 24, 2014 at 9:16:53 PM CDT
> To: Wisconsin Birding Network 
> Reply-To: arlenekoziol AT mac.com
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> Spring Harbor, Lake Mendota, Madison. 
> I observed 2 Belted Kingfishers in a noisy aerial chase for over two hours! 
Their rapid- fire aerial chatter never stopped. The birds flew high in the sky 
and then would swoop down to the water. One would land on a sailboat mast for a 
second and then the other kingfisher would chase it off. Their flight took them 
crashing through the cottonwood trees. One time the kingfishers flew inland 
over Lake Mendota Dr. On 2 occasions, the birds swooped downs to the water and 
dragged their bills. Finally, one kingfisher was driven away. I would 
appreciate any comments about this behavior. 

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Subject: Broadwings over Rockton
From: orion0323 <orion0323 AT msn.com>
Date: Thu, 25 Sep 2014 13:16:02 -0500
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Subject: Nelson's Sparrow, Rock co.
From: "Steve Thiessen" <stevethiessen AT charter.net>
Date: Thu, 25 Sep 2014 11:23:08 -0500
 I got great views of a Nelson's sparrow ,at Evansville WA. It perched and 
turned on a tall grass, close views and with the sun at my back. They're so 
autumn colored. 

 There really wasn't much going on at the WA. I probably didn't see more than 
10 birds in the fields. On the way back, I walked 1/4 mile without seeing 
anything in the field. 

 We really haven't had a good sparrow push yet. 
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Subject: Bradford beach golden plover MKE
From: David F <davef794 AT gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 25 Sep 2014 08:27:37 -0500
At 8 o'clock the golden plover was still present and still very cooperative on 
the algae mats at the north end of Bradford beach. 


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South Milwaukee, WI

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Subject: MKE - warblers - pictures
From: Jeremy Meyer <jmeyer4044 AT gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 24 Sep 2014 21:21:17 -0500
Good evening, that last few days after work, I've ran into some pretty
decent numbers of warblers.  I've been at Lake Park, Sheridan Park and
Bender Park.  Between the parks, I have 15 species.  I had my first of fall
Orange-crowned today at Sheridan.  Here is a list of the warblers I saw.
Magnolia
Cape May
Blackburnian
Black-throated Green
Yellow-rumped
Palm
Blackpoll
Tennessee
Nashville
Orange-crowned (FOF today)
Northern Parula
Black-and-white
American Redstart
Wilson's
Bay-breasted

Yesterday, I got the heads up that there was an American Golden Plover at
Bradford Beach.  Since I had just left Lake Park, I figured I'd stop.  I
met Jym there and we walked onto the beach.  Within minutes the plover
walked right up to us.  It was very cool.

Photos of the warblers and plover can be viewed here

https://www.flickr.com/photos/20birds08/

Have a great night,
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Subject: Belted Kingfishers Lake Mendota
From: ARLENE KOZIOL <arlenekoziol AT mac.com>
Date: Wed, 24 Sep 2014 21:16:53 -0500
Spring Harbor, Lake Mendota, Madison. 
I observed 2 Belted Kingfishers in a noisy aerial chase for over two hours! 
Their rapid- fire aerial chatter never stopped. The birds flew high in the sky 
and then would swoop down to the water. One would land on a sailboat mast for a 
second and then the other kingfisher would chase it off. Their flight took them 
crashing through the cottonwood trees. One time the kingfishers flew inland 
over Lake Mendota Dr. On 2 occasions, the birds swooped downs to the water and 
dragged their bills. Finally, one kingfisher was driven away. I would 
appreciate any comments about this behavior. 

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Subject: Brown County Snow Goose
From: donald van duyse <dvanduyse AT hotmail.com>
Date: Wed, 24 Sep 2014 21:08:05 -0500
A single Snow Goose was in a flock of Canada's on the Abby grounds today. this 
is in Brown countyDon Van Duyse Brown County, Allouez 

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Subject: updates to WGLBBO website
From: William Mueller <wpmueller1947 AT gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 24 Sep 2014 16:58:37 -0500
News, events, projects, and "Founder" page have been updated:
http://wglbbo.org/
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: Re: Golden plover milwaukee
From: "Biffbradford ." <pelotonstar AT gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 24 Sep 2014 15:38:09 -0500
Thanks all for the heads up. I saw him at 2pm right where announced. I just
sat in the sand and he came within 5 feet at times. A lifer for me. Whoop!
=:^]
John Wilke
Greenfield, WI

On Wed, Sep 24, 2014 at 12:27 PM, Jennifer Ambrose 
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> Golden plover present NORTH end of Bradford Beach on tiny sliver of
> remaining mudflat now. South side mat has been dredged. Beautiful,
> cooperative bird.
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Subject: American Golden-Plovers at Bradford Beach Milwaukee 9/24/14. Some images...
From: Jim Edlhuber <jimedlhuber AT gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 24 Sep 2014 12:32:48 -0500
Hi all,
I stopped at Bradford Beach in Milwaukee at sun up this morning and the
beach had no shorebirds, just a few gulls. I birded Lakeshore State Park,
the Whimbrel was still present there. I headed back to Bradford Beach for
another check. As I started to walk the beach I noticed 2 plovers towards
the north end, they appeared to be juveniles. After viewing my images they
are certainly American Golden-Plovers. They have the gray belly and long
wings. These birds were hardly scared by walking dogs on the beach. They
gave nice views as they feed along the beach in the algae eating worms.
Spencer was present and got in on some of the nice viewing as did Bruce who
was with me. Also present were 7 Sanderlings. Bradford Beach just continues
to amaze me.

Some images of the American Golden-Plovers from today if you care to view
them:


http://www.windowtowildlife.com/american-golden-plovers-bradford-beach-milwaukee-wisconsin-september-24-2014/ 


Thanks and good birding,

Jim Edlhuber

Town of Genesee Waukesha Co.


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Subject: Golden plover milwaukee
From: Jennifer Ambrose <jenthreat AT gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 24 Sep 2014 12:27:43 -0500
Golden plover present NORTH end of Bradford Beach on tiny sliver of
remaining mudflat now. South side mat has been dredged. Beautiful,
cooperative bird.
Jennifer A
Milwaukee


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Subject: Nelson's Sparrow ++ - Crex Meadows
From: Ida Baumann <tynida AT gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 24 Sep 2014 12:09:12 -0500
Arrived before dawn at Crex and watched a beautiful sunrise before clouds
came in.  We saw 9 species of sparrows including the Nelson's which we
found on East Refuge Rd. southeast of the pump house. Hundreds of Sandhill
Cranes were everywhere on the refuge. Lots of Canada Geese and 6 species of
ducks, coot all over and several families of Trumpeter Swans. Pished out an
American Bittern while looking for sparrows.  Had a Merlin, kestrels,
harrier, and several Bald Eagles. The only warblers we found were Palms
flitting ahead of us on the dike roads.
Ty & Ida Baumann
Madison

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Subject: New Orleans bird spot, 2nd message
From: Nancy Nabak <nnabak AT sbcglobal.net>
Date: Wed, 24 Sep 2014 09:11:06 -0700
Hi guys,
Sorry about this, but someone was kind enough to back channel me about New 
Orlean birding spots and gave me their phone number to call. I have 
accidentally deleted this message. Please re-shoot me your email! 


Thanks!

Nancy Nabak
Green Bay

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Subject: Spruce Grouse in Forest County
From: "Tom Wood" <tcwood729 AT wi.rr.com>
Date: Tue, 23 Sep 2014 18:40:54 -0500
A Spruce Grouse was picking at the gravel along FR2182 across the road from
the bog I mentioned in my report yesterday. I was able to stand on the
opposite side of the road from the grouse (approx. 15-20 feet away) and
watch it until a USFS truck came by and then it flew into the bog. I have
seen a Spruce Grouse in this exact location once before, but considering all
the times I have been to that spot, I would estimate the odds of seeing one
to be about 5% or less. I haven't been there at dawn or dusk, so perhaps the
odds improve at those times. I would suggest that once you get 1.3 miles
east of FR2176, drive very slowly and look at both sides of the road. Maybe
you will also get lucky!
No Boreal Chickadees or Gray Jays were seen here today, but a Gray Jay was
in the bog .3 miles west of FR2414.
As a follow-up to yesterday's report of the Black-backed Woodpecker in Vilas
County, I drove Firelane Road today and this time noted the location. It was
1.8 miles east of Old 45. I didn't stop to look or listen for it today,
since I had allotted myself only a half day for birding, and Spruce Grouse
was at the top of my wish list!
Thomas Wood, Menomonee Falls, Waukesha County

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Subject: Sharp-tailed Grouse - Douglas County
From: Ida Baumann <tynida AT gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 23 Sep 2014 18:25:11 -0500
We had 6 Sharp-tailed Grouse at the Douglas County Management Area north of
Gordon on Center Bird Road north of County M about 1/2 mile in on the top
of second hill. They were next to the road and we saw them at 6:15 pm.
Ty & Ida Baumann
Madison
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Subject: New Orlean bird spots?
From: Nancy Nabak <nnabak AT sbcglobal.net>
Date: Tue, 23 Sep 2014 12:46:21 -0700
Hey gang,
Heading to New Orleans Oct 5- 15. Will have limited time to bird, but am 
looking for suggestions on locations and possible species to seek out. 
Appreciate any input you can offer! 


Nancy Nabak
Green Bay

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Subject: Ibis Nine Springs- Madison
From: Kyle Lindemer <kyle.lindemer AT gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 23 Sep 2014 12:45:38 -0500
There was a report of a dark ibis in the third pond at Nine Springs in Madison 
this morning. 


Kyle Lindemer
Madison, Dane County

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Subject: Townsend's Solitaire
From: Jim <jameskrakowski AT msn.com>
Date: Tue, 23 Sep 2014 09:22:15 -0500
I saw a Townsend's Solitaire last evening at about 4:10pm in Oneida County, 
Rainbow Flowage area. The bird was close to the Flowage, on S. Rainbow Drive, 
1/2 mile from Highway J. It was a drab-winged adult bird. 

 
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Squaw Creek
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Subject: 400+ Yellow-rumps, 16 warbler sp. - Bayfield Co.
From: Ryan Brady <ryanbrady10 AT hotmail.com>
Date: Tue, 23 Sep 2014 07:51:57 -0600
Monday featured another spectacular landbird flight in the north. I very 
conservatively tallied 407 Yellow-rumped Warblers at my house in Bayfield 
County, though likely thousands flew by. At one point I had 60+ Yellow-rumpeds 
literally on my lawn eating cluster flies and other bugs. Was a bit surprised 
to still find 16 warbler species for the morning, including Pine and 6 
Orange-crowneds. An influx of kinglets, juncos, and some other short-distance 
migrants were further signs of the season. Also had 3 vireo species, Red 
Crossbill, and more Pine Siskins. 


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Washburn, Bayfield County, WI
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Subject: Humboldt Park (MKE) Cooper's vs Crows (again!)
From: Karen Johnson <kmjbirder AT gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 23 Sep 2014 08:47:34 -0500
This time the 3 juvenile Cooper's Hawks were staging at the ball field
bleachers.
They took turns dive bombing the dozen+ crows standing in the infield!
They made contact several times but this did not seem affect the crows at
all; they just came back to the infield time and time again.  I watched
this "game" for about 15 min. and it continued as I left the area.  What a
bunch of "goof balls"!
There were also 50+ geese on the infield and outfield that were nonplussed
by all of the activity.

-- 
Karen Johnson
Milwaukee County
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Subject: Oct 12 dedication for Noel
From: William Mueller <wpmueller1947 AT gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 23 Sep 2014 08:09:31 -0500
Hopefully many of you are already aware that we are holding a dedication
event in memory of Dr. Noel Cutright on Sunday, October 12 at Forest Beach
Migratory Preserve (12 noon to 1:00 PM). I realize that many people who may
wish to attend will not be able to do so. In case that describes you,
here's an alternative suggestion: if you have a appropriate favorite
reading (a paragraph from a book chapter, stanza from a poem, etc.), please
send it to me and I will read it "in your name" during our one-hour
dedication.
William Mueller
Director, Western Great Lakes Bird and Bat Observatory
WGLBBO online: wglbbo.org
wpmueller1947 AT gmail.com
office  262-285-3374
cell   414-698-9108
blog: futureofbirds.blogspot.com
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Subject: 1 Whimbrel still present at Lakeshore State Park MKE, 9/22/14, some images...
From: Jim Edlhuber <jimedlhuber AT gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 22 Sep 2014 20:57:18 -0500
Hi all,
I birded Lakeshore State Park this morning about 7:30. I have not visited
the park in well over 2 weeks. I ran into a friend there and we walked the
park for about an hour. We were just talking about the Whimbrel and having
not seen it when out from nowhere it glided right over our heads and landed
50 feet away. It gave nice views and preened for some time, getting all the
feathers in order. The Whimbrel also ate gravel for it digestive system
which I had never saw before. The stones or gravel help in grinding up
their food in their stomachs.  The second Whimbrel has not been seen for
some time. This bird will have been present 3 weeks as of tomorrow. Other
species to note, about 10 Double-crested Cormorants were in the waters
around the park area.

A link to some of the images from today giving nice views, eating gravel
and some preening:


http://www.windowtowildlife.com/whimbrel-lakeshore-state-park-milwaukee-wisconsin-september-22-2014/ 


Thanks and good birding,

Jim Edlhuber

Town of Genesee Waukesha Co.


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Subject: Hawk watching is now
From: Rick Hill <woodreps AT gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 22 Sep 2014 20:25:55 -0500
Here at the Cedar Grove Ornithological Research Station, Hawk Watching was very 
good this weekend with strong NW/W winds pushing migrating raptors along the 
lakeshore. The rest of the week looks like SW winds and may not be as good. 
Remember to find a nice spot near the lake to view the migration. I recommend 
the observation towers at Forest Beach Preserve near Belgium, WI, for a clear 
view of the migration. Watch the weather forecast for those strong NW/W winds 
and you will see everything from Merlins to Peregrines. 


Sent from Rick Hill

> On Sep 22, 2014, at 12:06 AM, FreeLists Mailing List Manager 
 wrote: 

> 
> wisbirdn Digest    Sun, 21 Sep 2014    Volume: 07  Issue: 274
> 
> In This Issue:
>        [wisb] Birds & Beers Milwaukee - October 3rd
>        [wisb] Fwd: Nature Explorer Walks -Picnic Point and Warner P
>        [wisb] Lion's Den - Ozaukee County - Black-Billed Cuckoo
>        [wisb] Hawkwatching?
>        [wisb] seasonal yard firsts: South Milwaukee
>        [wisb] MKE - shorebirds & warblers, 9/13-9/19, pictures
>        [wisb] Robins in Rockton
>        [wisb] Big landbird flight, esp. Yellow-rumped Warblers - Ba
>        [wisb] the All-Bird Bulletin
>        [wisb] Radars are popping
>        [wisb] Re: Radars are popping
> 
> ----------------------------------------------------------------------
> 
> Date: Sun, 21 Sep 2014 06:49:56 -0500
> Subject: [wisb] Birds & Beers Milwaukee - October 3rd
> From: Tim Hahn 
> 
> A heads up to our Milwaukee Birders, the next BIRDS & BEERS will be at the
> Chancery in Wauwatosa on Friday October 3rd. We’ll gather about 6:30, and
> since the Menomonee River Parkway is very nearby, some birding will likely
> happen beforehand.
> -- 
> Tim Hahn
> Pewaukee, WI
> (Waukesha Cty)
> 
> 
> ------------------------------
> 
> From: Peter Fissel 
> Date: Sun, 21 Sep 2014 09:56:33 -0500
> Subject: [wisb] Fwd: Nature Explorer Walks -Picnic Point and Warner Park
> 
> Date: Sep 17, 2014 10:22:18 PM
> Subject: Nature Explorer Walks -Picnic Point and Warner Park
> 
>> 
>> 
>> 
>> Peter - please fwd to wisbirdnet, thanks
>> 
>> 1.5 Miles 120 Minutes Observers: 18
>> Comments: This is the Wed morning Nelson Inst. UW Nature Explorer program 
mentor training walk at Picnic Point led by Anke Keuser and Trish O'Kane and 
advisor Dr. Anna Pidgeon. A Warbling Vireo greeted the group on a quiet sunny 
45deg morning that brought shoreline activity by a nice variety of bird 
species. The students helped spot and identify a Swainsons Thrush, Pied-billed 
Grebe, Wood Ducks, and a Red-tailed Hawk mobbed by Blue Jays. A flock of 
Red-necked Phalaropes made a surprise end of walk lake appearance 

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

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

>> 
>> 58 Canada Goose 
>> 3 Mallard 
>> 1 Osprey 
>> 1 Red-tailed Hawk 
>> 2 Sandhill Crane 
>> 3 Ring-billed Gull 
>> 2 Mourning Dove 
>> 1 Ruby-throated Hummingbird 
>> 1 Belted Kingfisher 
>> 1 Least Flycatcher 
>> 1 Blue Jay 
>> 2 American Crow 
>> 2 Black-capped Chickadee 
>> 2 American Robin 
>> 4 Gray Catbird 
>> 1 Cedar Waxwing 
>> 1 American Redstart 
>> 4 Northern Cardinal 
>> 4 American Goldfinch 
>> 2 House Sparrow
> 
> ------------------------------
> 
> From: Chris Petherick 
> Subject: [wisb] Lion's Den - Ozaukee County - Black-Billed Cuckoo
> Date: Sun, 21 Sep 2014 21:05:17 +0000 (GMT)
> 
> Spent a couple hours at Lion's Den today and had a nice variety of 
warblers and other birds. The highlight for me was a Black-billed Cuckoo, which 
is a life bird for me. 

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

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

> 
> Chris Petherick
> Fox Point, Milwaukee County
> 
> ------------------------------
> 
> Date: Sun, 21 Sep 2014 19:04:15 -0400
> Subject: [wisb] Hawkwatching?
> From: Evan Barrientos 
> 
> Hi folks,
> The cool weather and NW winds have me thinking hawkwatching, but it's been
> years since I've been in Wisconsin for hawk migration and I've forgotten
> when activity usually starts up. Is now usually a decent time/have folks
> started seeing any movement this year?
> Thanks,
> Evan B.
> Milwaukee
> 
> 
> ------------------------------
> 
> Subject: [wisb] seasonal yard firsts: South Milwaukee
> From: ""  (Redacted sender "betsyacorn AT aol.com" 
for DMARC) 

> Date: Sun, 21 Sep 2014 18:48:24 -0400
> 
> The first white throats arrived a week ago, probable returns given how 
familiar they were with the ground feeding zones. Today brought the first 
sapsucker and RB Grosbeak male. Warblers have been hunkered down and a bit too 
flitty to completely ID, tho Tennessee, Palms, YR's, ovenbird and Magnolia 
dominate. Gray cheek and swainsons thrush are thick if all those murmurings in 
the shrubs are any indication. Two out of four recent hummers remain. I thought 
they might hitch a ride outa dodge on the NW winds today, but they remain. 

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

> 
> Betsy Abert, So. Milwaukee
> 
> 
> 
> 
> ------------------------------
> 
> Date: Sun, 21 Sep 2014 18:33:45 -0500
> Subject: [wisb] MKE - shorebirds & warblers, 9/13-9/19, pictures
> From: Jeremy Meyer 
> 
> Good evening, since last weekend, I was out every day after work, even in
> the rain, checking spots along Lake Michigan for shorebirds and
> warblers.   I saw the Ruddy Turnstones on Saturday, at Bradford Beach.  I
> was able to see the Western Sandpiper, in the pouring rain, Monday
> afternoon, at Bradford Beach.  I saw 5 Golden-winged Warblers, all male, on
> Tuesday, at Warnimont Park.  I also had my FOF Cape May Warbler, on Friday,
> at Sheridan Park.  I just wanted to share some photos with you, from the
> last week.  They are at the link below, if you're interested.
> https://www.flickr.com/photos/20birds08/
> 
> Have a great night,
> Jeremy Meyer
> Franklin, Milwaukee
> 
> 
> 
> ------------------------------
> 
> From: DWIGHT ALTON 
> Subject: [wisb] Robins in Rockton
> Date: Sun, 21 Sep 2014 18:38:33 -0500
> 
> Robins started to appear a few days ago and they seem to be in some kind of 
frenzy today. Attacking each other at the bird bath and at a small tree with 
red berries in our yard. There seem to be a lot of young ones. Blue jays are 
making a fuss over something and the house finches are in a feeding frenzy. 

> Dwight Alton. Rockton, Winnebago Co. Il                         
> 
> ------------------------------
> 
> From: Ryan Brady 
> Subject: [wisb] Big landbird flight, esp. Yellow-rumped Warblers - Bayfield 
Cou 

> Date: Sun, 21 Sep 2014 18:17:41 -0600
> 
> Massive landbird migration across the north last night brought thousands of 
birds over my Bayfield County yard this morning, including the first major push 
of YELLOW-RUMPED WARBLERS. Overall I tallied 2,261 birds of 49 species and no 
doubt missed hundreds, perhaps even thousands more. Highlights were 242 
YELLOW-RUMPED WARBLERS, 1,473 unidentified passerines (many of which were 
probably Yellow-rumps), 58 RUSTY BLACKBIRDS, 10+ GRAY-CHEEKED THRUSHES, and 
notable flights of N. FLICKERS, AMER. ROBINS, CEDAR WAXWINGS, and PINE SISKINS. 
I had 10 warbler species total, but missed 6 additional species I had seen just 
yesterday. Late-ish migrants included LEAST FLYCATCHER, ROSE-BREASTED GROSBEAK, 
and BOBOLINK. On the down side, I was surprised by the relatively low numbers 
of Ruby-crowned Kinglets, Orange-crowned Warblers, and most sparrows. 

> 
> Full eBird checklist at:
> http://ebird.org/ebird/wi/view/checklist?subID=S19898608
> 
> Ryan Brady
> Washburn, Bayfield County, WI
> http://www.pbase.com/rbrady
>                         
> ------------------------------
> 
> Date: Sun, 21 Sep 2014 20:23:53 -0500
> Subject: [wisb] the All-Bird Bulletin
> From: William Mueller 
> 
> http://www.nabci-us.org/bulletin/bulletin-fall2014.pdf
> William Mueller
> Director, Western Great Lakes Bird and Bat Observatory
> WGLBBO online: wglbbo.org
> wpmueller1947 AT gmail.com
> office  262-285-3374
> cell   414-698-9108
> blog: futureofbirds.blogspot.com
> Belgium, WI
> 
> 
> 
> ------------------------------
> 
> From: Peter Fissel 
> Date: Sun, 21 Sep 2014 20:29:37 -0500
> Subject: [wisb] Radars are popping
> 
> At least on the frequency Ch. 3 in Madison uses on their website 
(www.channel3000.com(http://www.channel3000.com)), the radars all over the 
Upper Midwest are lit up tonight. I had a bunch of migrants in my yard just 
before sunset, feeding and visiting the bird bath. Swainson's Thrushes, 
Magnolia and Bay-breasted Warblers (both of those were new "yard" birds at this 
house,) and at least one other warbler that eluded ID as it flitted around in 
the lilacs. Thought maybe I heard a White-throat, too. Hard to say if the Robin 
was a migrant or a local. 

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

>> 
>> Peter Fissel
>> Madison, Dane Co.
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Subject: WSO Youth Grant Deadline
From: Kim Kreitinger <k.kreitinger AT gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 22 Sep 2014 18:53:36 -0500
The Wisconsin Society for Ornithology youth grant application deadline is
quickly approaching! Grants of up to $250 are awarded to youth projects
pertaining to bird research or bird education. Past projects have included
building Wood Duck nest boxes, purchasing school bird feeders, studying
turkey habitat and life history, and purchasing bird books for school
classrooms. Applicants must be students in grades K-12 and residents of
Wisconsin. Have your youngster apply today!

Kim Kreitinger
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Subject: Re: Lake Park Juncos
From: Jennifer Ambrose <jenthreat AT gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 22 Sep 2014 18:42:31 -0500
I had my first of fall junco sightings at Lake Park in Milwaukee today.
There were several of them hanging around the White-throateds. I am still
seeing Blackpoll Warblers everywhere that I bird!
I've seen one kinglet, a Ruby -crowned, on Sat at Sheridan Park.

Jennifer A
Milwaukee

Jennifer A
On Sep 22, 2014 6:36 PM, "Sue Peterson"  wrote:

> In Peninsula State Park today I found 7 species of warbler, but only a few
> of each. But with them were at least five Golden-crowned Kinglets, a first
> for this Fall, and about 10 White-throated Sparrows with nine Dark-eyed
> Juncos. The Juncos were also a first of Fall.
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> Ephraim, Door County
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Subject: Juncos & Golden-crowned Kinglets
From: "Sue Peterson" <suechick AT charter.net>
Date: Mon, 22 Sep 2014 18:35:34 -0500
In Peninsula State Park today I found 7 species of warbler, but only a few of 
each. But with them were at least five Golden-crowned Kinglets, a first for 
this Fall, and about 10 White-throated Sparrows with nine Dark-eyed Juncos. The 
Juncos were also a first of Fall. 

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Subject: Vilas and Forest Counties today
From: "Tom Wood" <tcwood729 AT wi.rr.com>
Date: Mon, 22 Sep 2014 17:32:46 -0500
The number of birds was quite low in the areas I visited, but there were
some good sightings, and with last nights frost at least temporarily
shutting down mosquitos, beautiful fall colors, and blue skies, the birding
conditions were exceptionally good.
I started at Firelane Road in Vilas County which was very quiet even at dawn
so I started driving slowly along the road. I can't give an exact location,
but after roughly 2 miles I heard the call notes of a Blkack-backed
Woodpecker. I stopped and eventually spotted a female. She was very
cooperative, visiting some of the dead trees and remaining in the area for
the entire time I was there. Also at this location were a couple of Pine
Warblers; one was still singing!
In Forest County, at the bog along FR2182 about 1.3 miles east of FR2176 I
heard some chickadees so I stopped and spotted one Boreal Chickadee with the
Black-backed Chickadees. I put on some boots and ventured into the bog where
I used to find Spruce Grouse regularly years ago. I had no luck with the
grouse, but 2 increasingly difficult to find Gray Jays made a short
appearance. I was surprised to see a Clay-colored Sparrow along the road
here, not a typical bird for a spruce bog! I think it was just migrating
with a small group of Chipping Sparrows.
Shelp Lake on FR2183 was the highlight of the day. Although there were no
rarities here, this beautiful lake ringed with sedges, and surrounded with
huge pines, tamaracks and spruces and brilliant red and gold maples, held
10! adult Trumpeter Swans. There is a wonderful echo here and one of the
swans called occasionally which echoed quite loudly. Quite a visual and
sound experience at this site.
I flushed 2 Ruffed Grouse as I walked along the road here. I did not see
them as they flew into dense cover, but their wing beat can startle you in
the otherwise silent woods.
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Subject: Wisconsin Pt.--Sept 14 - 18
From: Daryl Tessen <bhaunts AT gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 22 Sep 2014 16:28:24 -0500
I spent the past 8 days at Wisconsin Pt., arriving in the early p.m on the 14th 
and leaving late morning on the 21st. Here are the highlights from the first 
five days, before the official Jaegerfest started (Tom will certainly post a 
summary of those three days). 

Sept 14 (Sun) Shortly after arriving at Lot 1 a dark morph juvenile Parasitic 
Jaeger appeared. It remained in the area for over a half hour during which time 
it chased a few gulls, bathed on the lake (long bath) and cruised by me 
flushing a Black-bellied and 3 Golden Plovers, plus some Sanderlings. Other 
than that the lake was very quiet (a pattern to continue for the next 7 
days!!). 


Sept 15 (Mon) Highlights included the juvenile Parasitic Jaeger around 9:30 
heading out on the lake; a flock of 21 terns, of which 20 were Common and one 
ARCTIC TERN!; an adult Lesser Black-backed Gull; a Buff-br. Sandpiper; an Am. 
Avocet (on the break wall); and 21 warblers along the road, accompanied by 100s 
(!!) of mosquitoes (the latter continuing for the remainder of the days). 


Sept 16 (Tues) Highlights included an immature SABINE'S GULL flying towards 
Minnesota from Wis.; single Red-throated Loon and Red-necked Grebe; a Red Knot. 
Most of this day was very quiet! 


Sept 17 (Wed) Highlights before the main event included a Horned Grebe; 18 
warblers: THREE SABINE'S GULLS to the east of Lot 1. The weather during the 
entire morning into early afternoon was about 70 degrees with no wind. Around 
1:00 a cold front came through, changing weather conditions dramatically---70 
degrees to 50; no wind to 40 to 45 out of the northeast; calm lake to unreal 
waves; it was blowing over our chairs and trying to do the same to our scopes 
plus the sand was blasting at us on the beach. However about 5 to 10 minutes 
after this started we noticed a jaeger way out. Shortly thereafter we found 
several jaegers way out that worked in towards the Lot 1 beach. There was a 
total of 7 jaegers that included 5 Parasitic, and single POMARINE and 
LONG-TAILED!! The Parasitic occasionally came fairly close to shore but the Pom 
and Long-tailed stayed just off the beach for 5-10 minutes, affording us 
excellent views of both. Both were juveniles. The Parasitics w 

 ere subadults and juvs. What an exciting half hour that was for all of us!!! 
When the jaegers disappeared the lake was quiet for birds and too dangerous to 
remain on the beach. We birded the road finding 18 warbler species---out of the 
wind---unfortunately allowing for the voracious mosquitoes to attack. 


Sept 18 (Thur) Highlights included 4 Surf Scoters; a Red-throated Loon and 
Red-necked Grebe; 4 White Pelicans and NO jaegers! 


For not only these 5 days but the last 3 there were exceptionally long quiet 
periods---often spanning hours! The road on Wisconsin Pt was probably in the 
worst condition it has ever been for this event. And the mosquitoes were 
unreal, even at times on the beach (when there was no wind). However it was a 
great time, but this year one had to really work for the hoped for birds and 
have a lot of patience. 

Daryl Tessen
Appleton,, WI


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Subject: Winter Finch Forecast 2014-2015
From: "B.G. Sloan" <bgsloan3 AT gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 22 Sep 2014 17:13:41 -0400
Summary of the forecast:
"*GENERAL FORECAST:* This winter's theme is a "mixed bag" of finch
movements. For example, some species such as Purple Finch will go south
while White-winged Crossbills will likely stay in the boreal forest in
widely separated areas where spruces are laden with cones. Common Redpolls
should move into southern Canada and the northern states because birch seed
crops are thin to average across the north.  See individual finch forecasts
below for details."

Full report at: http://bit.ly/1sVe09J

Bernie Sloan
Former Milwaukeean


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Subject: Red-shafted Flicker, Green co.
From: "Steve Thiessen" <stevethiessen AT charter.net>
Date: Mon, 22 Sep 2014 12:44:40 -0500
 My brother called me and said he just had a Red-shafted Flicker fly across 
Argue (?) Road, as he was headed south of Hy 69. 

 Steve Thiessen Stoughton Dane co.
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