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Long-eared Owl,©Douglas Pratt

27 Jul Unraveling the Mysteries of Bird Migration Through Bird Banding and other Techniques ["Carl Schwartz" ]
27 Jul American Goldfinches ["Barb and Ken Wardius" ]
27 Jul Re: SWALLOW-TAILED KITE, Door County [Bill Krouse ]
27 Jul Re: SWALLOW-TAILED KITE, Door County [Mark Korducki ]
26 Jul SWALLOW-TAILED KITE, Door County ["Nick Anich" ]
26 Jul Re: Milwaukee Yellow-crowned Night-heron - YES, 7/26 [Karen Mckinley ]
26 Jul spruce woods warblers, 60 years after major study [William Mueller ]
26 Jul Yellow-crowned Night-Heron- Yes then No/Milwaukee County ["Tom Wood" ]
26 Jul Milwaukee Yellow-crowned Night-heron - YES, 7/26 ["Jym Mooney & Carol Lee Hopkins" ]
25 Jul Yellow-crowned Night Heron, Milwaukee [Jennifer Ambrose ]
25 Jul Wobbly necked Egret, N. IL [John Krerowicz ]
25 Jul Re: Horicon ["Tom Wood" ]
25 Jul Horicon ["Steve Thiessen" ]
24 Jul Re: Good news and not-so: South Milwaukee [Judith Huf ]
24 Jul Good news and not-so: South Milwaukee [Betsy Abert ]
24 Jul Injured GBH -Kewaunee Co [Ted Treska ]
24 Jul Elizabeth Wheeler, Racine/Racine County [ejwheeler ]
23 Jul Marinette-area Atlas Workshop, August 8th [William Mueller ]
23 Jul Horicon Marsh [Gmail ]
23 Jul L-T Duck (Manitowoc Co.) [Alyssa DeRubeis ]
22 Jul WI songbirds in late July/early August -- a 2nd brood, or only one? [William Mueller ]
22 Jul Re: Harassing loons! [Joel Flory ]
22 Jul Latest update from the WI Breeding Bird Atlas ["Brady, Ryan S - DNR" ]
22 Jul Re: Harassing loons! [Lisa Gmail ]
22 Jul Harassing loons! [Carolatwood ]
20 Jul Sandhill area Atlas Blitz-- this weekend! [Tom Prestby ]
20 Jul Yellow-breasted Chat carrying food at Brooklyn Wildlife Area ["Greg Hottman" ]
20 Jul Blue Grosbeak Tuesday AM Sauk County Yes [Kelly Rueckheim ]
20 Jul Horicon - 7/19 [Chris Petherick ]
20 Jul Re: Turkey Vultures at Dane County landfill: 150+ today [Bill Krouse ]
19 Jul Crex & Fish Lake Birding [Carl Schroeder ]
20 Jul Fw: Horicon Marsh yesterday [Peter Fissel ]
19 Jul Turkey Vultures at Dane County landfill: 150+ today [Karen Etter Hale ]
20 Jul Tricky coding atlas article- volume 3 [Tom Prestby ]
19 Jul Aerial Display-Namekagon Pine Barrons [Bob Matyas ]
19 Jul Milwaukee Osprey [Jennifer Ambrose ]
19 Jul Tennessee Warblers - Bayfield County [Ryan Brady ]
19 Jul Sad news about Mara McDonald [Peter Fissel ]
19 Jul RFI Colorado [PAUL R VAN GINKEL ]
18 Jul Chimney Swifts nesting in a BARN SILO in OZ Co. 7/18/16, some images... [Jim Edlhuber ]
18 Jul Horicon Marsh today [Gmail ]
18 Jul Black-necked Stilt juveniles at Horicon NWR/ Dodge County ["Tom Wood" ]
18 Jul join us for a unique WBCI Annual Meeting: "Birds in Action and Art" - this October [William Mueller ]
18 Jul Re: ID help.... [Richter Museum ]
18 Jul Re: ID help.... [Dan Jackson ]
18 Jul ID help.... [Tom Koch ]
16 Jul Bird Call ID Help [Chris Petherick ]
16 Jul RFI- St. Francis Seminary, Milwaukee Co. [Steve Mullen ]
15 Jul Re: atlas results by county up to this point [Jennifer Ambrose ]
15 Jul Re: atlas results by county up to this point ["Steve Thiessen" ]
15 Jul Blue Grosbeak in Sauk County ["Tom Wood" ]
14 Jul Urban Ecology Center Bird Walk, July 14, 2016 [Dennis Casper ]
14 Jul RFI []
14 Jul Snowy Egret returns, shorebirds, Horicon NWR/ Dodge County ["Tom Wood" ]
14 Jul Peregrine on the Capitol ["Mitchell Nussbaum" ]
14 Jul Shorebirds NW Dane-SW Columbia Co [James Schwarz ]
12 Jul Bluebirds in Door Co. ["Roy & Charlotte Lukes" ]
12 Jul Re: Bluebirds, Walworth county [Steve Van ]
12 Jul Osprey report - Dane Co. [Patrick Ready ]
12 Jul Re: Bluebird nesting [Patrick Ready ]
12 Jul Bluebirds, Walworth county [Mariette Nowak ]
12 Jul Blue Grosbeak- Yes- 7:30-10:15 Spring Green East [Bill Grossmeyer ]
12 Jul atlas results by county up to this point [William Mueller ]
12 Jul Re: Bird ID Help [Chris Petherick ]
12 Jul Re: Clark County Eurasian Collared-Dove, Loyal July 3rd 2016 ["Carl Schwartz" ]
11 Jul Atlasing frustrations and general sightings, Milwaukee [Jennifer Ambrose ]
11 Jul Re: Bird ID Help ["Seegert, Greg" ]
11 Jul Re: Bird ID Help [Richter Museum ]
11 Jul Re: Bird ID Help ["John Hillmer" ]
11 Jul Re: Bird ID Help [Jeremy Meyer ]
11 Jul Re: Bird ID Help [Peter Fissel ]
11 Jul Re: Bird ID Help ["B.G. Sloan" ]
11 Jul update, birders needed! [William Mueller ]
11 Jul Re: Bird ID Help [David Snell ]
11 Jul Bird ID Help [Chris Petherick ]
11 Jul Re: wisbirdn Digest V9 #192 ["K. Hilary Ford" ]

Subject: Unraveling the Mysteries of Bird Migration Through Bird Banding and other Techniques
From: "Carl Schwartz" <cschwartz3 AT wi.rr.com>
Date: Wed, 27 Jul 2016 15:17:24 -0500
Natural History Workshop
University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee Field Station

Unraveling the Mysteries of Bird Migration

Through Bird Banding and other Techniques

September 16 & 17, 2016

The Course: This course will be conducted during fall migration so that

students can experience one of the most exciting aspects of the avian life 
cycle: 


migration. Students will have an opportunity to learn about bird banding

techniques as well as other methods utilized to study bird migration.

Mornings will consist of fieldwork, including the observation of mist netting

and bird banding, and demonstration of aging and sexing techniques. Afternoons

will consist of lectures that will provide students with basic information

on bird banding, bird migration, and how research techniques are used

to solve some of the mysteries of ornithology.

Instructor: Vicki Piaskowski is an ornithologist and the retired international

coordinator of the Birds Without Borders-Aves Sin Fronteras

project of the Foundation for Wildlife Conservation, Inc and the Zoological

Society of Milwaukee. She has conducted ornithological field research and

training in the U.S. and in Belize, Central America. She will be assisted by

Jennifer Callaghan, Research and Citizen Science Coordinator at the Urban

Ecology Center.

Credit: 1 college credit, 1.4 CEU

Schedule: 7:00 am - 4:00 pm, Friday and Saturday

For complete details and registration: 
http://www4.uwm.edu/fieldstation/workshops/ 


Forwarded by Carl Schwartz
Chair, Bird City Wisconsin Steering Committee
Fox Point, Milwaukee County

on behalf of:
Cindy Boettcher 

University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee Field Station

3095 Blue Goose Road

Saukville, WI 53080

Phone: (262) 675-6844 

Fax: (262) 675-0337 

Email: cboetchr AT uwm.edu

Website: www:Fieldstation.uwm.edu







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Subject: American Goldfinches
From: "Barb and Ken Wardius" <bkw AT crestwoodcreek.com>
Date: Wed, 27 Jul 2016 14:11:55 -0500
Happy summer everyone. While for most Wisconsin bird species the nesting
season is winding down; yes a few species are working on second broods etc,
our American Goldfinches have been plucking natural thistle down or
artificial materials to line their nests. This is a busy time for them. We
love the differences between the male and female coloration.
 

If you care to view a few photos.

 

Good birding.

 

https://www.flickr.com/photos/skyhawk81/28513090101/in/dateposted-public/

 

Ken and Barb Wardius

Glendale, Milwaukee County



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Subject: Re: SWALLOW-TAILED KITE, Door County
From: Bill Krouse <bkrouse1 AT new.rr.com>
Date: Wed, 27 Jul 2016 11:32:10 -0500
 Exactly where we are now, and the bird is present!! 
Bill Krouse Door Cty
-------- Original message --------
From: Mark Korducki  
Date: 07/27/2016 9:19 AM (GMT-06:00) 
To: dmarc-noreply AT freelists.org 
Cc: Wisbirdn  
Subject: [wisb] Re: SWALLOW-TAILED KITE, Door County 

Just spoke to Jim Edelhuber. He was watching the bird by 9:00 AM. It was on
Juddville Road by some horse stables. He estimated a quarter mile from
Highway A. Said it has been in view for at least 20 minutes.  I think he was
looking to the south. 

I will be trying tomorrow and though the weekend as needed as we are staying
at our place in Fish Creek. 

Mark Korducki, New Berlin
Sent from my iPhone

>On Jul 26, 2016, at 3:09 PM, Nick Anich (Redacted sender "nicka29" for
DMARC)  wrote:
>
>We received word that a SWALLOW-TAILED KITE, possibly 2, are being seen
nearFish Creek (Door County). The bird was photographed, so there is no
question about the identification.
>
>Ann Gamble reports: I observe from Juddville Road in Juddville Wisconsin.
The first time I saw him, approximately 10 days ago, he was directly
overheadover the road. The last two days I have observed from Juddville Road
as he was flying over the fields. The closest intersection, less than an 8th
mile away is County Highway A and Juddville Road.
>
>Nick Anich
>Ashland
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Subject: Re: SWALLOW-TAILED KITE, Door County
From: Mark Korducki <korducki AT earthlink.net>
Date: Wed, 27 Jul 2016 09:19:42 -0500
Just spoke to Jim Edelhuber. He was watching the bird by 9:00 AM. It was on 
Juddville Road by some horse stables. He estimated a quarter mile from Highway 
A. Said it has been in view for at least 20 minutes. I think he was looking to 
the south. 


I will be trying tomorrow and though the weekend as needed as we are staying at 
our place in Fish Creek. 


Mark Korducki, New Berlin
Sent from my iPhone

> On Jul 26, 2016, at 3:09 PM, Nick Anich (Redacted sender "nicka29" for DMARC) 
 wrote: 

> 
> We received word that a SWALLOW-TAILED KITE, possibly 2, are being seen near 
Fish Creek (Door County). The bird was photographed, so there is no question 
about the identification. 

> 
> Ann Gamble reports: I observe from Juddville Road in Juddville Wisconsin. The 
first time I saw him, approximately 10 days ago, he was directly overhead over 
the road. The last two days I have observed from Juddville Road as he was 
flying over the fields. The closest intersection, less than an 8th mile away is 
County Highway A and Juddville Road. 

> 
> Nick Anich
> Ashland
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Subject: SWALLOW-TAILED KITE, Door County
From: "Nick Anich" <dmarc-noreply AT freelists.org> (Redacted sender "nicka29" for DMARC)
Date: Tue, 26 Jul 2016 20:09:14 +0000 (UTC)
We received word that a SWALLOW-TAILED KITE, possibly 2, are being seen near 
Fish Creek (Door County). The bird was photographed, so there is no question 
about the identification. 


Ann Gamble reports: I observe from Juddville Road in Juddville Wisconsin. The 
first time I saw him, approximately 10 days ago, he was directly overhead over 
the road. The last two days I have observed from Juddville Road as he was 
flying over the fields. The closest intersection, less than an 8th mile away is 
County Highway A and Juddville Road. 


Nick Anich
Ashland
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Subject: Re: Milwaukee Yellow-crowned Night-heron - YES, 7/26
From: Karen Mckinley <kaymack58 AT gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 26 Jul 2016 14:09:35 -0500
Lori H and I spotted it just after noon - east side in the rushes on the
ground. Pretty sure I spooked it earlier from the absolute southern edge of
the lagoon.  SCORE!  LIFER for me :)
On Tue, Jul 26, 2016 at 10:34 AM, Jym Mooney & Carol Lee Hopkins <
hopmoon AT milwpc.com> wrote:

> Tom Wood and I observed the immature Yellow-crowned Night-heron this
> morning at the Veterans Park lagoon in Milwaukee.  It was roosted and
> preening up in a tree with some bare branches on the east side of the
> lagoon, towards the south end of the lagoon.
> Jym Mooney. Milwaukee
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Subject: spruce woods warblers, 60 years after major study
From: William Mueller <wpmueller1947 AT gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 26 Jul 2016 11:38:44 -0500
https://www.allaboutbirds.org/spruce-woods-warblers-revisited-60-years-later-the-cast-of-characters-has-changed/ 


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


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Subject: Yellow-crowned Night-Heron- Yes then No/Milwaukee County
From: "Tom Wood" <tcwood729 AT wi.rr.com>
Date: Tue, 26 Jul 2016 11:37:43 -0500
Birding doesn't get any easier than this- Jennifer spots the Yellow-crowned
Night-Heron, John D. and Nick A. assist with the identification, Jennifer
posts, I drive to the Veteran's Park Lagoon this morning, and Jim Mooney has
his scope set up at the west edge of the lagoon. He knew where the
Night-Herons liked to roost and in in less than 5 minutes after my arrival,
he spotted the Yellow-crowned Night-Heron and a Black-crowned Night-Heron in
that tall, partially dead tree. All I had to do was show up!
I walked around the lagoon after enjoying the Night-Heron and saw 4 juvenile
Black-crowned Night-Herons at the far south end of the lagoon, and after
stepping a short distance into the woods on the east side of the lagoon, I
flushed an adult Black-crowned Night-Heron. Nothing else of significance was
seen on my walk and when I returned to my starting point, the Yellow-crowned
Night-Heron had departed. Perhaps it just moved into a shadier area in the
woods. The Black-crowned Night-Herons were still at the south end and I
hoped that the Yellow-crowned had joined them, but I couldn't spot it.
Perhaps this evening when the bird has a need to feed it will show up at the
edge of the lagoon.
Congrats to Jennifer for seeing a new state bird, and thanks to everybody
mentioned for making this so easy!
Thomas Wood, Menomonee Falls, Waukesha County


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Subject: Milwaukee Yellow-crowned Night-heron - YES, 7/26
From: "Jym Mooney & Carol Lee Hopkins" <hopmoon AT milwpc.com>
Date: Tue, 26 Jul 2016 10:34:37 -0500
Tom Wood and I observed the immature Yellow-crowned Night-heron this morning at 
the Veterans Park lagoon in Milwaukee. It was roosted and preening up in a tree 
with some bare branches on the east side of the lagoon, towards the south end 
of the lagoon. 

Jym Mooney. Milwaukee
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Subject: Yellow-crowned Night Heron, Milwaukee
From: Jennifer Ambrose <jenthreat AT gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 25 Jul 2016 21:15:04 -0500
I found my state bird thinking it was a Black-crowned at Veteran's Park
Lagoon at 5:30pm this evening. Very cocky of me. John Dixon and Nick Anich
helped me with the ID. I believe Tom Wood found/reported one there last
year!? Too spazzy to look up records now. Pics and my spazzy account here:
http://www.birdspazz.com/2016/07/26/state-bird-yellow-crowned-night-heron/
Good birding!!

-- 
Jennifer Ambrose
Bayview, Milwaukee County


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Subject: Wobbly necked Egret, N. IL
From: John Krerowicz <dedlnr AT hotmail.com>
Date: Mon, 25 Jul 2016 21:00:32 -0500
This video on YouTube shows a Great Egret with a wobbly neck, something I've 
never seen before. I shot the video at Spring Bluff Preserve, Winthrop Harbor, 
IL. It was windy that day, but I've watched egrets in blowing weather before 
and not seen this happen. 

https://youtu.be/GgwElIAyXL8
JOHN KREROWICZKENOSHA COUNTY 		 	   		  
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Subject: Re: Horicon
From: "Tom Wood" <tcwood729 AT wi.rr.com>
Date: Mon, 25 Jul 2016 14:33:35 -0500
I also visited Horicon NWR this morning but checked STH49 first, apparently
just before Steve, Nolan, and Daryl C. got there. I didn't see as much as
they did, but I did see 7 Black-necked Stilts fairly close for a while and 3
Yellow-headed Blackbirds and a Trumpeter Swan. I'm sure I heard Long-billed
Dowitcher calls a couple of times, but don't know how many of them were that
species. I keep trying, but  I never seem to be able to master summer
dowitcher identification. I missed the Snowy Egret, Black-bellied Plover,
and Solitary and Pectoral Sandpipers.
I then walked the east half of Old Marsh Road and saw 4 more Black-necked
Stilts, 7 dowitcher (sp), and quite a few scattered yellowlegs. There were
just a couple of Least and Semipalmated Sandpipers in the muddy areas. I saw
both Least Bittern and American Bittern, and 3 Virginia Rails.  A Sora was
"heard-only." There were a few more Yellow-headed Blackbirds, but no
breeding plumage males, just females and hatch year birds. One gallinule
family was near the cattails, and another single bird was farther up the
road. There were lots of Great Egrets, several Great Blue Herons, and
singles of Green Heron and Black-crowned Night-Heron. A Northern harrier was
diving on an adult Bald Eagle.
Nothing real unusual was seen today, but it was nice to be out birding in
more pleasant temperatures than we had the last couple of days.
Thomas Wood, Menomonee Falls, Waukesha County

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From: wisbirdn-bounce AT freelists.org [mailto:wisbirdn-bounce AT freelists.org]
On Behalf Of Steve Thiessen
Sent: Monday, July 25, 2016 12:23 PM
To: wisbirdn
Subject: [wisb] Horicon


 Nolan Pope and I did a morning trip to Horicon. We walked Old Marsh Road,
from the auto trail. Like last year, the good marsh is past the tree area.
We could see 2 Least Bitterns ,along the cattail edges, just east of the
trees.  Only saw 1 Am. Bittern, flying in the distance.The gallinule
families gave good scope views. No rails or Yellow-headed Blackbirds. Around
18 Least Sandpipers were in the dry mud ditch, along the west end. Which is
way more than I saw along 49.
 We didn't have a lot of time,so we headed down to the pump house area.
Great area, lots of shorebirds Looked like Tom W. leaving as we got there.
Daryl C. showed up and had a Black-bellied Plover. We missed it. Daryl
spotted the Snowy Egret coming in. It landed along the dike south of the
pump house.
 I counted 45 dowitchers in one pass, and I missed one area. Around 13 Stilt
Sandpipers, 6 Wilson's Phalaropes, lots of yellowlegs, only 2 Least and 5
Semi-palmated Sandpipers. Just a few Pectorals and Solitary. We were seeing
a few Black-necked Stilts, and then a group of 6 flew by.
 We didn't have time to explore the north side of 49. But it looked to have
nice edges, for rails and shorebirds.
Steve Thiessen Stoughton Dane co.
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Subject: Horicon
From: "Steve Thiessen" <stevethiessen AT charter.net>
Date: Mon, 25 Jul 2016 12:22:54 -0500
 Nolan Pope and I did a morning trip to Horicon. We walked Old Marsh Road, from 
the auto trail. Like last year, the good marsh is past the tree area. We could 
see 2 Least Bitterns ,along the cattail edges, just east of the trees. Only saw 
1 Am. Bittern, flying in the distance.The gallinule families gave good scope 
views. No rails or Yellow-headed Blackbirds. Around 18 Least Sandpipers were in 
the dry mud ditch, along the west end. Which is way more than I saw along 49. 

 We didn't have a lot of time,so we headed down to the pump house area. Great 
area, lots of shorebirds Looked like Tom W. leaving as we got there. Daryl C. 
showed up and had a Black-bellied Plover. We missed it. Daryl spotted the Snowy 
Egret coming in. It landed along the dike south of the pump house. 

 I counted 45 dowitchers in one pass, and I missed one area. Around 13 Stilt 
Sandpipers, 6 Wilson's Phalaropes, lots of yellowlegs, only 2 Least and 5 
Semi-palmated Sandpipers. Just a few Pectorals and Solitary. We were seeing a 
few Black-necked Stilts, and then a group of 6 flew by. 

 We didn't have time to explore the north side of 49. But it looked to have 
nice edges, for rails and shorebirds. 

Steve Thiessen Stoughton Dane co.
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Subject: Re: Good news and not-so: South Milwaukee
From: Judith Huf <judith_huf AT hotmail.com>
Date: Sun, 24 Jul 2016 21:55:13 +0000
I have had a female Ruby-throat visiting everyday, but she flies off over my 
fence and I can’t track where she goes. Very rarely a male shows up and then 
today three females (or juveniles) visited but they fought over the feeder and 
I couldn’t get a good look at any of them. 

Judith Huf
Whitefish Bay, Milwaukee


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> I've notified our atlas person that a fledged Red Headed Woodpecker is
> being fed in the yard by one adult. And, in a nice surprise, a bluebird has
> just deposited three new eggs this week on our Grant Park trail.  Latest
> nesting ever for us!  Not such good news for Hummingbird reproduction here
> though; it's possibly the first in 13 years where nesting has failed in my
> locale.  The male is an infrequent visitor, and I haven't seen the female
> in probably four weeks.
> Betsy Abert, South Milwaukee
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Subject: Good news and not-so: South Milwaukee
From: Betsy Abert <betsyacorn AT gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 24 Jul 2016 14:52:18 -0500
I've notified our atlas person that a fledged Red Headed Woodpecker is
being fed in the yard by one adult. And, in a nice surprise, a bluebird has
just deposited three new eggs this week on our Grant Park trail.  Latest
nesting ever for us!  Not such good news for Hummingbird reproduction here
though; it's possibly the first in 13 years where nesting has failed in my
locale.  The male is an infrequent visitor, and I haven't seen the female
in probably four weeks.
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Subject: Injured GBH -Kewaunee Co
From: Ted Treska <ttreska AT gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 24 Jul 2016 14:24:30 -0500
Not sure in anyone knows some one who could do anything about this, but
just saw a Great Blue Heron on Cty C just south of Pagels Ponderosa and
ryan park, North of oak Rd where there is a sliver if state land along the
road.  Seems to have a broken wing.  I tried the GB wildlife sanctuary, but
they don't have anyone that can go out.  Can't get it myself,  but if
anyone can or knows someone who would go get it, I can provide details.  It
was right along the east side of the road at 2 pm.  Email me or call at 607
two two seven 4882
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Subject: Elizabeth Wheeler, Racine/Racine County
From: ejwheeler <ejwheeler AT wi.rr.com>
Date: Sun, 24 Jul 2016 11:02:09 -0500
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Subject: Marinette-area Atlas Workshop, August 8th
From: William Mueller <wpmueller1947 AT gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 23 Jul 2016 20:55:45 -0500
ANOTHER UPCOMING ATLAS WORKSHOP: If you've been interested in participating
in the Breeding Bird Atlas II, but have hesitated because you
a) feel uncertain about your skills
b) have unanswered questions
c) would like to get started in a group, or with some help
- we have solutions for all three. These workshops are however open to
anyone who wishes to learn more, no matter your skill level.
Monday, August 8th in Marinette

The workshop begins at 7:00 am, with a 50-minute overview of the atlas.
At 8:00 am we will break up into groups to go to nearby atlas blocks that
have had little or no coverage, and do some atlasing. This is a great
opportunity for beginners who would like some help starting out.
We will return to the meeting location at 11:30. Please bring a bag lunch.

We will go over what we've seen, and at 12:15-12:20pm, we will begin an
Atlas eBird data entry and question-and-answer session. We expect to end by
1:30pm.
Actual building address is:
1106 University Drive Marinette (across from River Cities Pool-the old YMCA)

But please enter the driveway of the office building at
3123 Shore Drive and drive past the building and park on either the left or
right - we will be entering right in the back door of the other building
directly in to the conference room. I will have signs up.

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: Horicon Marsh
From: Gmail <bhaunts AT gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 23 Jul 2016 13:12:51 -0500
I spent a part of the morning checking out the ponds along 49 at Horicon Marsh. 
The pump house pond and the pond on the north side of 49 (between the historic 
sign and the pump house dike) are excellent. Between these two ponds there were 
TWENTY TWO Black-necked Stilts (at least 3 family groups), 4 Stilt Sandpipers, 
10 Short-billed and 1 Long-billed Dowitchers, 125+ combined Greater and Lesser 
Yellowlegs, 14 Wilson's Phalaropes plus Least, Semip. and Pectoral Sandpipers 
and Killdeer. There also is an excellent number of White Pelicans and Great 
Egrets on these ponds. (They are attracting a great deal of interest from non 
birders too.) 

I seem to be having a little difficulty in getting my posts on wisbirdnet 
recently so excuse the following: Daryl Tessen; Pete please let me know if this 
gets posted. Thanks. 

Daryl Tessen
Appleton,, WI


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Subject: L-T Duck (Manitowoc Co.)
From: Alyssa DeRubeis <tiger150 AT comcast.net>
Date: Sat, 23 Jul 2016 15:17:12 +0000 (UTC)
I photographed a female/juvenile type LONG-TAILED DUCK at the Manitowoc 
Impoundment on July 21. Upon further investigation it appears to be the same 
one that Charles Sontag has been seeing there since at least July 15, although 
I didn't know that when I was observing it. It's the latest summer record and 
third July record, the other historical records being on July 18 and 19. Only 
two Bonaparte's Gulls in the way of gulling. 

Good birding! 

Alyssa DeRubeis 
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Subject: WI songbirds in late July/early August -- a 2nd brood, or only one?
From: William Mueller <wpmueller1947 AT gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 22 Jul 2016 19:18:05 -0500
If you're wondering whether the species you're looking at here in WI in
late July or early August is in the process of raising a 2nd brood, or if
the species typically has only 1 brood, here's a list of some common WI
species and the number of broods they have.

http://futureofbirds.blogspot.com/2016/07/wi-songbirds-in-late-julyearly-august.html 


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Subject: Re: Harassing loons!
From: Joel Flory <flory.joela AT gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 22 Jul 2016 12:15:35 -0500
Hi Carol,
Just wanted to point out that the scenario may not be as it seems.  Loon
research has been ongoing in Oneida Co. for over 20 years and there is some
really good information here:  https://loonproject.org/.

Dr. Piper's research focuses on territorial behavior and establishment as
well as breeding behavior.  Getting too close to the birds in a way that
alters their behavior doesn't do much for the research, so that is
avoided.  Quite often the ruckus one hears out there is incidental to what
you see.  Very often the birds are responding vocally to intruders that are
either flying over or have landed on the lake and you don't see that part.
The person is usually not the cause, but that may be the perceived cause.
They are just present and recording.

Beyond the research focus, these folks have done a lot of work to save
individual loons  (

https://loonproject.org/2015/07/28/double-trouble-on-alva-male-and-female-both-entangled-in-fishing-line/) 

who have been tangled in fishing line, hooked by lures, or otherwise ran
into problems with "civilization".  I know these folks care deeply about
the birds and intentional "harassment" serves neither the bird nor the
researcher.

Joel



Joel A. Flory
Borealis Ecological Services
3131 Pleasure Point Rd.
Rhinelander, WI 54501
715.490.3039
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> Someone in a red canoe has been harassing the loons on Swamp  Lake Oneida
> county. They are out there today harassing the loons and the baby. They
> paddle right up to the loons and get them all agitated.  Who can I call and
> what can I do? Carol Schulenberg Cedarburg and swamp lake Oneida county.
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Subject: Latest update from the WI Breeding Bird Atlas
From: "Brady, Ryan S - DNR" <Ryan.Brady AT wisconsin.gov>
Date: Fri, 22 Jul 2016 14:53:41 +0000
July 21 update: http://bit.ly/2a1licK

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Subject: Re: Harassing loons!
From: Lisa Gmail <joamazeme AT gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 22 Jul 2016 09:04:23 -0500
This is the DNR tip number to report violations 1-800-847-9367. Call and 
they'll relay the info to the proper wardens. 

Lisa Herrmann
Vilas Co. 

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> On Jul 22, 2016, at 8:59 AM, Carolatwood  wrote:
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> Someone in a red canoe has been harassing the loons on Swamp Lake Oneida 
county. They are out there today harassing the loons and the baby. They paddle 
right up to the loons and get them all agitated. Who can I call and what can I 
do? Carol Schulenberg Cedarburg and swamp lake Oneida county. 

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Subject: Harassing loons!
From: Carolatwood <cschulenberg AT wi.rr.com>
Date: Fri, 22 Jul 2016 08:59:13 -0500
Someone in a red canoe has been harassing the loons on Swamp Lake Oneida 
county. They are out there today harassing the loons and the baby. They paddle 
right up to the loons and get them all agitated. Who can I call and what can I 
do? Carol Schulenberg Cedarburg and swamp lake Oneida county. 


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Subject: Sandhill area Atlas Blitz-- this weekend!
From: Tom Prestby <jjprestby AT msn.com>
Date: Wed, 20 Jul 2016 23:19:24 +0000
Hey everyone,

It's not too late to RSVP to the exciting Sandhill area atlas blitz taking 
place this weekend. We will be atlasing beautiful stretches of the cranberry 
country of Jackson, Juneau, Wood, or Adams Counties on Saturday and Sunday and 
having a fun dinner party (meal provided) on Saturday night. Lodging in the 
air-conditioned Sandhill State Wildlife Area is provided Friday and Saturday 
nights. Several of the top birders and atlasers in the state will be in 
attendance so join them or learn from them if you're less experienced. See the 
link for details and RSVP to me. 



http://wsobirds.org/sandhill-blitz



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Green Bay

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Subject: Yellow-breasted Chat carrying food at Brooklyn Wildlife Area
From: "Greg Hottman" <greghottman AT charter.net>
Date: Wed, 20 Jul 2016 16:15:34 -0500
After many tries and a couple insufficient sightings I have been able to
verify a Chat carrying food at the Brooklyn Wildlife Area.

I took 10 pictures of the chat in one tree with food in its bill, it flew
with this food to the next tree where it stayed only long enough for me to
get one picture. Then it flew with food towards an area that I suspect is
one of the two the nesting sites.

This is the last of 10 pictures I took on this branch, all with food.
https://flic.kr/p/JoA5t7

This is the 11th picture and only picture taken on this branch before it
flew with food.
https://flic.kr/p/JoA5z9

Greg Hottman
Dane County

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Subject: Blue Grosbeak Tuesday AM Sauk County Yes
From: Kelly Rueckheim <rueckel27 AT hotmail.com>
Date: Wed, 20 Jul 2016 16:11:34 +0000
I went for the Blue Grosbeak at the Spring Green Preserve east yesterday 
morning and found it in it's reported location, along the trail just along the 
edge where the open prairie borders the more wooded area. It was singing south 
of the trail for about ten minutes until a powered parachute flew over fairly 
low and the noise caused it to flush further south. It was at least 200 yards 
from the trail. 


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Subject: Horicon - 7/19
From: Chris Petherick <cpetherick AT me.com>
Date: Wed, 20 Jul 2016 09:38:45 -0500
After reading some reports about the birds at Horicon, I decided to head over 
yesterday and spent a few hours there. I found a lot of shorebirds on the south 
side of 49 - Stilt, pectoral, least, semi-palmated sandpipers and there were at 
least 11 dowitchers. I believe there were both species. A few Black-necked 
Stilts also. Found a black-billed cuckoo and bobolinks on the Auto Tour, along 
with a yellow-throated vireo, yellow warblers and a bunch of other regulars. 
Strangely, I didn’t see or hear a single meadowlark. Tons of Great Egrets, as 
has been reported. I couldn’t locate the Snowy. I also found the moorhen 
family, lots of sora and Virginia Rails. I came across a single whooping crane 
also. There weren’t too many out of the ordinary birds, but there were a lot 
of birds around. A few fly-catchers on Old Dike Rd - a phoebe and an as-yet 
unidentified flycatcher. 

here is a link to a few of the birds I found if you want to take a look… 
https://flic.kr/p/JSMSky  


Thanks,
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Fox Point, Milwaukee County


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Subject: Re: Turkey Vultures at Dane County landfill: 150+ today
From: Bill Krouse <bkrouse1 AT new.rr.com>
Date: Wed, 20 Jul 2016 04:50:43 -0500
 We experienced the same over the landfill along Hwy 41 in the Neenah area
about 5:30pm last night. The sky was filled with Turkey Vultures. About
8:30pm we went back past, and all the birds were gone. 
Bill Krouse 

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From: Karen Etter Hale  
Date: 07/19/2016 9:18 PM (GMT-06:00) 
To: wisbirdn AT freelists.org 
Subject: [wisb] Turkey Vultures at Dane County landfill: 150+ today 

There were at LEAST 150 Turkey Vultures over and to the south of the big
landfill north of Hwy 12/18 just east of I-90 this morning about 8:45. The
air was FULL of them! I didn't have time to stop and try to count, just
estimated quickly by 10s. Someone who has time should try and get a better
count if they can, as I won’t be back that way.

Karen
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Lake Mills, WI
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Subject: Crex & Fish Lake Birding
From: Carl Schroeder <omiimiig AT gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 19 Jul 2016 21:35:06 -0500
This weekend my grandson Ike (12) and I enjoyed the Crex and Fish Lake
WMAs.  Camping at Nelson's Landing on the St Croix we heard Barred Owls and
Whip-Poor-Wills.  Saw a black bear crossing County F. Lots of deer. On two
mornings we saw Sharp-tailed Grouse while walking Murphy Rd and West Refuge
Rd south of Riegel Overlook. They have declined over the past ten years in
Crex but perhaps showing signs of recovery. We kayaked Phantom Lake and saw
many Black Tern families, loons, swans, Least Bittern and Red-necked
Grebes. (Ike also identified rednecks in Grantsburg attending the
watercross races). And on Southwest Dike trail in Fish Lake, near midnight,
we heard a Yellow Rail, Virginia Rail and Woodcock.  Tried a couple nights
for wolves but apparently it's early for howling to start.
The storms last week didn't affect the wildlife areas much but the
Namekagan and St Croix Rivers were torrential. It was no exaggeration when
one closed canoe outfitter said it would be suicidal to go on the rivers.
Water level was up against the concrete beam at the Namekagan Trail bridge
near the N. Barrens south unit. And deer flies were unbearable at times.
All in all, a great trip.

If you've never been to the Crex, you're missing the most wild and
wonderful wildlife area in Wisconsin. I've been going there since I was 12,
with my grandmother, in '66.

Carl Schroeder
School Hill, Manitowoc Co.


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Subject: Fw: Horicon Marsh yesterday
From: Peter Fissel <peter.fissel AT wisc.edu>
Date: Wed, 20 Jul 2016 02:29:12 +0000
Hmmm... looks like this didn't go through the first time...

________________________________
From: Peter Fissel
Sent: Tuesday, July 19, 2016 2:35 PM
To: Wisconsin Birding Network
Subject: Horicon Marsh yesterday


I helped the Leglers with the N. Kettle Moraine butterfly count yesterday. 
After we wrapped up in the late afternoon, I headed over to Horicon Marsh. On 
Ledge Rd., there are a lot of young Am. Coots and ducks easily visible. A 
photographer directed me to a family of Common Gallinules, too. As Tom and 
Daryl have noted, there are a LOT of egrets and shorebirds visible along Hwy 49 
right now, particularly on the south side east of the pumphouse, and on the 
north side from the historical marker on to the east. 



I couldn't find the Snowy Egret that has been seen intermittently, but there 
are a lot of birds to pick through. In the early evening, quite a few 
Black-crowned Night Herons were flying to the north end of the marsh. While 
numbers of shorebirds are good, variety is a bit lacking. There were lots of 
both Yellowlegs, Wilson's Phalaropes, and Dowitchers (many quite distant, so I 
didn't attempt to ascertain species. The closer ones all appeared to be 
Short-billed.) There were also a couple of groups of Black-necked Stilts. There 
were a few Pectoral SPs and a smattering of peeps, but my eyes were just too 
bleary after focusing on butterflies up close all day. I had to cut my viewing 
short, although I got the scope back out when I saw how many young rails were 
on the mudflats north of the historical marker. Most were Soras, with a few 
Virginia Rails mixed in (no Kings, darn it.) 



By the way, if you pull over all the way onto the gravel shoulder on Hwy 49 
(which I recommend due to traffic,) watch it when you get out of your car, 
particularly if you're wearing shorts. There is an awful lot of wild parsnip 
growing along the edges. I've seen people standing in it, obviously not aware 
of the risk (if you don't know what I'm talking about, Google it.) On the way 
back to Madison, I was surprised to see that the entire median strip, as well 
as both rights-of-way from the shoulder to the fence line, was mowed along Hwy 
151 from the Columbia/Dane County line on south for several miles. While I am 
normally not in favor of such severe tidiness (just ask my neighbors about my 
lawn,) in this case it may have been warranted, given the vast expanse of 
parsnip along the highway. 



Peter Fissel

Madison, Dane Co.


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Subject: Turkey Vultures at Dane County landfill: 150+ today
From: Karen Etter Hale <chimneyswift1 AT icloud.com>
Date: Tue, 19 Jul 2016 21:18:29 -0500
There were at LEAST 150 Turkey Vultures over and to the south of the big 
landfill north of Hwy 12/18 just east of I-90 this morning about 8:45. The air 
was FULL of them! I didn't have time to stop and try to count, just estimated 
quickly by 10s. Someone who has time should try and get a better count if they 
can, as I won’t be back that way. 


Karen
-- 
Karen Etter Hale
Lake Mills, WI
chimneyswift1 AT icloud.com 

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Subject: Tricky coding atlas article- volume 3
From: Tom Prestby <jjprestby AT msn.com>
Date: Wed, 20 Jul 2016 02:10:17 +0000
Hey everyone,

This is the time of year when nesting birds are full of aggression and 
agitation, which sometimes even evolves into distraction displays. These 
behaviors can be difficult to interpret and assign atlas codes to-- this was 
one of the biggest sources of error in the Atlas data last year and has been 
causing a lot of confusion again this year. See our new "Tricky Codes" article 
for help on this subject and happy atlasing! 




http://ebird.org/content/atlaswi/news/tricky-coding-part-iii-distraction-displays-vs-agitation-vs-territoriality/ 



Tom Prestby

Green Bay

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Subject: Aerial Display-Namekagon Pine Barrons
From: Bob Matyas <bobmatyas AT mindspring.com>
Date: Tue, 19 Jul 2016 20:57:52 -0500 (GMT-05:00)
    Hello Everyone.
 This last Saturday, July 16th at the Namekagon Pine Barrons in Burnett/ 
Washburn Counties there were Common Nighthawks still doing their aerial 
displays. There were accompanied first by a few Eastern Towhees and as it got 
darker, a few Whip-poor-wills started calling. Very quiet and peaceful area to 
bird in, as only two cars drove by in the two hours I was in this area. There 
are some roads still closed from the flooding not too far from this area. 

     Good Birding,
     Bob Matyas
     Franklin, WI.

 
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Subject: Milwaukee Osprey
From: Jennifer Ambrose <jenthreat AT gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 19 Jul 2016 16:42:01 -0500
I had my first of year Osprey soaring over the lake at Cupertino Park at
around 1030. It looked pretty cool in the fog.
Jennifer Ambrose


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Subject: Tennessee Warblers - Bayfield County
From: Ryan Brady <ryanbrady10 AT hotmail.com>
Date: Tue, 19 Jul 2016 21:35:20 +0000
I had my first southbound Tennessee Warblers yesterday and today in Bayfield 
County, both adult males. Last year I had my first on July 19 and 2014 brought 
my first on July 16. 


Ryan Brady
Washburn, Bayfield County, WI
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Subject: Sad news about Mara McDonald
From: Peter Fissel <peter.fissel AT wisc.edu>
Date: Tue, 19 Jul 2016 14:26:22 +0000
Apologies for not posting this sooner, but it was in an online newsletter that 
just came today. Many of you will recognize the name from her years of 
coordinating the bird banding efforts at the Biocore Prairie on the UW-Madison 
campus: 


http://news.wisc.edu/mara-mcdonald-quintessential-boundary-crosser-dies-at-68/



Peter Fissel

Madison WI


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Subject: RFI Colorado
From: PAUL R VAN GINKEL <prvangin AT wisc.edu>
Date: Tue, 19 Jul 2016 03:52:11 +0000
We are going to spend some time in the Rocky Mountain national park/ Boulder 
area and west of Colorado Springs maybe all the way down to the Great Sand 
Dunes national park. Any birding recommendations would be highly appreciated. 
Please backchannel me. 

Thanks
Paul van Ginkel 
Madison, WI 
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Subject: Chimney Swifts nesting in a BARN SILO in OZ Co. 7/18/16, some images...
From: Jim Edlhuber <jimedlhuber AT gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 18 Jul 2016 19:51:38 -0500
Hi all,
I had the opportunity to photograph unique situation of a nesting pair of
Chimney Swifts in the silo at a barn in Ozaukee County today. When I
arrived, the landowner, who is a birder himself directed me to the location
at the bottom of the silo inside, continue to link............

Please see the link for the full story and the events that took place today
along with some images:


*http://www.windowtowildlife.com/chimney-swifts-nesting-barn-silo-ozaukee-county-wisconsin-july-18-2016/ 


* 


Thank you and good birding,

Jim Edlhuber
Town of Genesee Waukesha Co.


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Subject: Horicon Marsh today
From: Gmail <bhaunts AT gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 18 Jul 2016 19:10:30 -0500
I spent a good part of the morning birding Horicon Marsh, mainly along Hwy 49, 
with a quick run on the Auto Tour Rd (quiet). The ponds along 49 were very 
good, especially earlier in the morning. I totaled 14 shorebird species, mainly 
on the pump house pond, but they are now bringing down the pond on the north 
side of 49 too, that included 2 Stilt Sandpipers (breeding plumage), the pair 
of Black-necked Stilts feeding on both sides of 49, both Short-billed and 
Long-billed Dowitchers (only a few of each), plus more standard shorebirds for 
this time of the summer (fall) migration. Excellent numbers of Great Egrets 
were noted (about 350), White Pelicans and along the exposed mud on the north 
pond of 49 at least 30 Sora plus a few Virginia Rails. 

If they continue to bring these two ponds down as the summer/fall progresses, 
Horicon Marsh should be excellent for shorebirds and other water related birds. 


On another note I went up this past Saturday morning to Almon CP south of 
Rhinelander. Like Kay and Bob on Friday, I did not find any Am. Three-toed 
Woodpeckers. John Rasmussen appeared while I was there and he had the same 
result. Actually it was very quiet bird wise. 

Daryl Tessen
Appleton,, WI


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Subject: Black-necked Stilt juveniles at Horicon NWR/ Dodge County
From: "Tom Wood" <tcwood729 AT wi.rr.com>
Date: Mon, 18 Jul 2016 15:45:51 -0500
There was a family consisting of 2 adult and 4 juvenile Black-necked Stilts
on the north side of Old Marsh Rd. east of the pumping station that is
surrounded by a wooden fence. They were quite far away on the large pool,
feeding right at the edge of the cattails. I wouldn't have seen them if I
hadn't taken my scope with me. Later this afternoon at about 2:00 P.M. I saw
another family with 2 adults and 2 juveniles  on the east side of the pool
east of the pumphouse on the south side of STH49. This family had not been
there in the morning, although 2 adult Black-necked Stilts without young
were just east of the pumphouse at that time.
It was exciting to confirm that the stilts successfully bred at Horicon
Marsh again this year. The confirmation will not be useful for the atlas
since all these juveniles appeared to be capable of flying and could have
come in from a different block. Last year Matt H., who coordinates atlas
sightings for the area, told me that Horicon NWR personnel would be doing
most of the atlasing at the refuge, so hopefully this year they have a
better handle on it than I do. Last year we were able to observe nesting
right along the autotour, but this year the stilts have been hiding from us!
Thomas Wood, Menomonee Falls, Waukesha County

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Subject: join us for a unique WBCI Annual Meeting: "Birds in Action and Art" - this October
From: William Mueller <wpmueller1947 AT gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 18 Jul 2016 14:52:17 -0500
The Wisconsin Bird Conservation Initiative’s 2016 Annual Meeting will be
held Oct. 27-29 at the Stoney Creek Inn and Conference Center in Rothschild.
This year, WBCI is again partnering with Bird City Wisconsin as well as
collaborating with the Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum.


The first day of the conference will offer Bird City communities and other
conservation-minded attendees a program on hazards facing birds throughout
their annual life cycle and how to mitigate them.  The lineup of speakers
includes renowned author, naturalist and conservationist Kenn Kaufman,
Minnesota Audubon’s Joanna Eckles, Tom Will of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife
Service and Partners in Flight and many others who will cover such topics
as cats, collisions, climate change, native plantscaping and the Migratory
Bird Treaty centennial.



Bird City Wisconsin is extending special invitations to its representatives
and collaborators in 99 communities across the state to attend the
conference, which is serving as a second Bird City Summit, the theme of the
2014 WBCI Annual Meeting.



This year’s conference also will explore the rich and fascinating
intersection between bird conservation action and art, in partnership with
the Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum, a widely-respected cultural and
educational facility in nearby Wausau.



Similar invitations are being extended to all WBCI partners and through the
Wisconsin Society for Ornithology and the Western Great Lakes Bird and Bat
Observatory, which also are sponsoring the conference. Additional support
has been provided by the Natural Resources Foundation of Wisconsin’s C.D.
Besadny Conservation Grant Program.



An evening reception hosted by the museum will offer attendees a private
viewing of the Museum’s 41st annual *Birds in Art* exhibition. The second
day of the conference will feature presentations by artists, advocates and
educators on how art can help advance bird conservation outreach and action.



A full conference program appears on the WBCI website at
http://www.wisconsinbirds.org

Online registration: http://wsobirds.org/wbci-annual-meeting-2016.  The
registration deadline is Oct. 11. The $65 registration fee covers both days
of the conference, including lunches, breaks  and the evening reception.



Organizers have reserved a block of rooms at the Stoney Creek Hotel at$82
plus tax single occupancy and $99 double, with the rates good through Sept.
30. Call Stoney Creek’s central reservation system at 800-659-2220 or the
front desk at 715-355-6858. Mention WBCI Annual Meeting to get the special
rate.
William Mueller
Director, Western Great Lakes Bird and Bat Observatory
WGLBBO online: wglbbo.org
wpmueller1947 AT gmail.com
office  262-285-3374
cell   414-698-9108
blog: futureofbirds.blogspot.com
Belgium, WI

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Subject: Re: ID help....
From: Richter Museum <richter AT uwgb.edu>
Date: Mon, 18 Jul 2016 17:51:59 +0000
Wood Duck and Mallard.

Tom Erdman

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

Sent: Monday, July 18, 2016 11:21 AM
To: Wisconsin Birding Network 
Subject: [wisb] ID help....

I need help with the two following links.....
https://www.dropbox.com/s/zjbxmxhk6e33xts/160717_0240.jpg?dl=0

https://www.dropbox.com/s/9ksssxpdv00s8f4/160715_0033.jpg?dl=0
Thanks-


Tom Koch
Plover
Portage Co

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Subject: Re: ID help....
From: Dan Jackson <DanJackson AT LBWhite.com>
Date: Mon, 18 Jul 2016 17:51:23 +0000
The first is a female Wood Duck.  The second is a Mallard duckling.

Dan Jackson
Chaseburg, Vernon County, Wisconsin (Near La Crosse)
www.PBase.com/DEJackson

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Behalf Of Tom Koch 

Sent: Monday, July 18, 2016 11:21 AM
To: Wisconsin Birding Network 
Subject: [wisb] ID help....

I need help with the two following links.....
https://www.dropbox.com/s/zjbxmxhk6e33xts/160717_0240.jpg?dl=0

https://www.dropbox.com/s/9ksssxpdv00s8f4/160715_0033.jpg?dl=0
Thanks-


Tom Koch
Plover
Portage Co

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Subject: ID help....
From: Tom Koch <helpmerhonda1 AT charter.net>
Date: Mon, 18 Jul 2016 11:20:59 -0500
I need help with the two following links.....
https://www.dropbox.com/s/zjbxmxhk6e33xts/160717_0240.jpg?dl=0

https://www.dropbox.com/s/9ksssxpdv00s8f4/160715_0033.jpg?dl=0
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Tom Koch
Plover
Portage Co

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Subject: Bird Call ID Help
From: Chris Petherick <cpetherick AT me.com>
Date: Sat, 16 Jul 2016 10:13:35 -0500
In my quest for 300 state birds (currently stuck art 296), I went to try to 
find the Chuck-Will’s-Widow last night on Young Road near the Southern Kettle 
Moraine. I heard quite a few whip-poor-wills, but, alas, no Chuck’s. At least 
not that I could discern. They started calling at 9:12pm. The highlights were 
the whip-poor-wills, screech owls and a blue-winged warbler. However, I had two 
calls, I presume bird calls, but unsure honestly as they were both unfamiliar 
to me, which were very close by. Both calls came from the wooded area directly 
north of Young Rd at the top of the hill where you can pull off and park. The 
more distinct call was only heard 3 times and was probably within 10 feet of me 
and the road and appeared to be calling from the ground. The less distinct, 
“buzz”-type call was heard repeatedly and kept getting closer until it was 
probably also about 10 feet away and sounded to be on a low branch. I have 
recordings of both calls if anyone would care to h 

 elp out! Let me know and I can send the files off. I don’t know how else to 
share them on the list. 


Thanks!

Chris Petherick
Fox Point, Milwaukee County

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Subject: RFI- St. Francis Seminary, Milwaukee Co.
From: Steve Mullen <worse.than.costanza AT gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 16 Jul 2016 09:26:17 -0500
Hey my friend Coney is stuck on 193 Wis. birds & could use a little help.
Has anybody seen a Winter Wren or Carolina Wren at the St. Francis Seminary
recently?
I thought we could tie in a Mke. trip w/the Art Museum & an EBF pie at
Zafirro's Pizza.
Thanks in advance, Steve Mullen, Redgranite, Waushara Co.
-I used to count on Heckrodt Nature Center in Menasha for my Winter Wren,
but they replaced the boardwalk with a higher one and the birds don't seem
to like it.

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Subject: Re: atlas results by county up to this point
From: Jennifer Ambrose <jenthreat AT gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 15 Jul 2016 20:40:01 -0500
I am glad to know that 94 species have been confirmed in Milwaukee County,
as I have struggled to confirm even common birds like chickadees and
cardinals in my priority block! Thanks for sending this, Bill!
Jennifer A
Milwaukee

On Fri, Jul 15, 2016 at 3:44 PM, Steve Thiessen 
wrote:

>
>
>  This is a nice site. I looked at the Dane County list. I thought I might
> be
> able to go out and confirm Henslow and Savannah Sparrows. I tried just
> south
> of Madison, off Lacy Road. There had been many Savannah's earlier. The
> field
> had been planted late, with corn, but there was still some edges. I
> couldn't
> find a single Savannah, but did find a pair of GrasshopperSparrows.
>  Then down to Brooklyn SWA. Hiked the big field north of Bellbrook Road.
> Between light rain, I only came across 1 Henslow, and not carring food,
> just
> being territorial. 1 Dickcissel was carring food, and there many around. 2
> Goldfinch nests, both without eggs (soon). A family( plus) of Bobolinks,
> but
> not sure if they nested in the field. The young were in full flight gear. I
> finally came across some Savannah Sparrows. All near the dirt road. Seemed
> like I maybe to late, to confirm breeding. 1 looked like a younger bird,
> but
> it was all wet, so not 100% sure . And it was fully feathered.
>  Did go by Lake Barney. I had seen a male Ruddy Duck and was hoping for a
> female and young. No luck there either. Some shorebirds have been stopping
> there. Pectoral, Least, Solitary and Lesser Yellowlegs were there today.
> The
> other day 2 S-b Dowitchers and a Stilt Sandpiper were present. It was a
> surprise that there were 4 adult Forster's Terns.
> Steve Thiessen Stoughton Dane co.
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Subject: Re: atlas results by county up to this point
From: "Steve Thiessen" <stevethiessen AT charter.net>
Date: Fri, 15 Jul 2016 15:44:02 -0500

 This is a nice site. I looked at the Dane County list. I thought I might be 
able to go out and confirm Henslow and Savannah Sparrows. I tried just south 
of Madison, off Lacy Road. There had been many Savannah's earlier. The field 
had been planted late, with corn, but there was still some edges. I couldn't 
find a single Savannah, but did find a pair of GrasshopperSparrows.
 Then down to Brooklyn SWA. Hiked the big field north of Bellbrook Road. 
Between light rain, I only came across 1 Henslow, and not carring food, just 
being territorial. 1 Dickcissel was carring food, and there many around. 2 
Goldfinch nests, both without eggs (soon). A family( plus) of Bobolinks, but 
not sure if they nested in the field. The young were in full flight gear. I 
finally came across some Savannah Sparrows. All near the dirt road. Seemed 
like I maybe to late, to confirm breeding. 1 looked like a younger bird, but 
it was all wet, so not 100% sure . And it was fully feathered.
 Did go by Lake Barney. I had seen a male Ruddy Duck and was hoping for a 
female and young. No luck there either. Some shorebirds have been stopping 
there. Pectoral, Least, Solitary and Lesser Yellowlegs were there today. The 
other day 2 S-b Dowitchers and a Stilt Sandpiper were present. It was a 
surprise that there were 4 adult Forster's Terns.
Steve Thiessen Stoughton Dane co.
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> How the counties compare:
> *http://tinyurl.com/gwjk7sp *
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Subject: Blue Grosbeak in Sauk County
From: "Tom Wood" <tcwood729 AT wi.rr.com>
Date: Fri, 15 Jul 2016 14:48:01 -0500
I realize Bill Grossmeyer already posted this bird, but at least on my
computer, all but the subject line of his message was garbled, so I am
posting details from today in case anybody is interested.
Bill did mention Spring Green east in his subject line which was enough of a
clue to let me know that this was in the east unit of the Nature Conservancy
preserve which can be accessed at the end of Angelo Lane which heads north
from Jones Rd. This preserve is just north of Spring Green and encompasses
part of the tall bluff which is the dominant landscape feature seen from the
junction of STH 14 and STH 23 in Spring Green.
When you arrive at the preserve, there is a trail which heads in the
direction of the bluff, then turns right so that you are walking nearly
parallel to the bluff. The trail passes through an open area with just a few
scattered trees, then enters a more heavily wooded area before eventually
leading you to the top of the bluff. The Blue Grosbeak was ranging widely
today, but I saw it at several locations near the end of the open area, just
a short distance before the more heavily wooded area. It was singing
frequently, but if you are not satisfied with just hearing it, I would
suggest carrying a scope with you because the closest it came to the trail
was about 100 yards. The rules for this preserve are that you must remain on
the trail, so a closer view will depend on the bird choosing a singing perch
closer to the trail. For a while it was far downslope from the trail at the
edge of a field and nearly 1/4 mile away. The best looks came when it sang
between the bluff and the trail.
I estimate the distance from the parking lot to where the bird was singing
today to be less than 1/2 mile, so carrying a scope is not too onerous.
Thomas Wood, Menomonee Falls, Waukesha County

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Subject: Urban Ecology Center Bird Walk, July 14, 2016
From: Dennis Casper <denncasp.wisbirder AT gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 14 Jul 2016 19:59:02 -0500
Urban Ecology Center, Riverside Park
1500 East Park Place, Milwaukee, WI  53211
414-964-8505, www.UrbanEcologyCenter.org
BIRD WALK
Thursdays, 8:00 am—10:00 am year round.
Free and Open to the Public, All Ages Welcome

Thursday, July 14, 2016
75 degrees
Clear
22 birders

Total Species:  34

9 Mallard
1 Red-breasted Merganser
2 Wild Turkey
2 Spotted Sandpiper
2 Herring Gull
3 Rock Pigeon
15 Mourning Dove
4 Chimney Swift
4 Downy Woodpecker
1 Northern Flicker

1 Peregrine Falcon
1 Eastern Kingbird
1 Warbling Vireo
2 Red-eyed Vireo
18 Northern Rough-winged Swallow
2 Barn Swallow
4 Black-capped Chickadee
1 White-breasted Nuthatch
1 House Wren
1 Blue-gray Gnatcatcher

12 American Robin
1 European Starling
4 Cedar Waxwing
1 Common Yellowthroat
5 Song Sparrow
4 Northern Cardinal
6 Indigo Bunting
15 Red-winged Blackbird
7 Common Grackle
1 Brown-headed Cowbird

3 Baltimore Oriole
17 House Finch
24 American Goldfinch
70 House Sparrow

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Subject: RFI
From: <drrkuech55 AT wi.rr.com>
Date: Thu, 14 Jul 2016 19:51:47 -0400
Hi all:

Just trying to get Jim Franks email address.  Back channel me if you would.
Thank you and good birdwatching to you all.  
Dennis Kuecherer
Mequon, WI
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Subject: Snowy Egret returns, shorebirds, Horicon NWR/ Dodge County
From: "Tom Wood" <tcwood729 AT wi.rr.com>
Date: Thu, 14 Jul 2016 14:18:23 -0500
I finally got to see the elusive Snowy Egret at Horicon NWR east of the
pumphouse that was first found by Jim Schwarz and Nolan Pope and reported by
Cynthia Bridge on 6/28. It was about 100 yards back in the large shallow
pond south of STH49 and just east of the pumphouse dike from 8:00-9:30 AM,
but wasn't there when I stopped back at 11:00 AM. I guess you have to check
often and at different times of the day!
That pond is probably the best spot for shorebirds in the marsh right now.
The pair of Black-necked Stilts is continuing there, but are sometimes
tucked into the shoreline of the pumphouse dike and sometimes fly across
STH49 and feed on the edges of the pond on the north side. More shorebirds
are arriving, and in addition to the Greater and Lesser Yellowlegs, there
were 7 dowitchers (sp), 7 Wilson's Phalaropes, singles of Stilt and Pectoral
Sandpiper, 2 Least Sandpipers, and a couple of Killdeer.
Along the south side of STH49 a Virginia Rail was foraging in the ditch west
of the historical marker. Unfortunately, a Virginia Rail and Forster's Tern
were road kill on the gravel shoulder. The only thing notable on the
autotour was on the last pond, where I counted 48 Black Terns, including
several young, both foraging and resting. Recently, Tom Prestby cautioned
against confirming breeding for terns carrying food since they forage far
from the nest, so I guess the same would apply for these juvenile Black
Terns that can fly. We are sure they breed there, but in what block?
Thomas Wood, Menomonee Falls, Waukesha County

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Subject: Peregrine on the Capitol
From: "Mitchell Nussbaum" <dmarc-noreply AT freelists.org> (Redacted sender "acornwithteeth" for DMARC)
Date: Thu, 14 Jul 2016 19:13:26 +0000 (UTC)
Last night, after the Concert on the Square, we could hear a Peregrine Falcon. 
Standing right next to the Capitol, I couldn't see it, but could see a small 
bump on the side of the dome. A couple stopped and were looking too. After 
crossing Main St., my husband and I finally found it, using his small 
binoculars. The peregrine was sitting on one of the blocks on the side of the 
Capitol dome, up near the top. On the next row of blocks, a little farther 
down, was a pigeon. There was another Peregrine between them. I wondered if the 
one making the noise was a young one. It was getting dark, but the lights were 
lighting up the dome. The Peregrines  would have all night to wait for their 
meal. The pigeon dare not move. When we went by on our bikes about 1/2 hour 
later, they were still there.  


Genie OgdenMadisonDane County
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Subject: Shorebirds NW Dane-SW Columbia Co
From: James Schwarz <jfschwar AT wisc.edu>
Date: Thu, 14 Jul 2016 04:20:17 +0000
Peter Fissel suggested checking flooded fields in NW Dane and SW Columbia 
Counties a few weeks ago. 


Shorebirds have been showing up there in the last couple of weeks.

Today the best location was at Schoepp Road and Hwy 60, about 4 miles east of 
Prairie du Sac. There is a nice gravel driveway overlooking the field there. It 
was best viewed with a slow scan with a scope since many birds were moving 
slowly through stunted corn shoots. 


Found there were 3 Short-billed Dowitcher, 1 Semi-palm Plover, 10 Lesser 
Yellowlegs, 8 Least Sandpiper, and 1 Solitary Sandpiper. 



Driving south on Schoepp Road the road takes a right turn before coming to 
Lussier County Park. Across from the park is a field, which is drying up, that 
had a Pectoral and 2 Solitary Sandpipers. 



Continue on Schoepp Road until you can turn left on Fish Lake Road. Take that 
until the next right turn on Hornung Road. Hornung tees with Inama Road where 
there are a couple of small ponds. There were 3 Solitary Sandpipers there. 



Take a left turn on Inama Road south toward Roxbury. Shortly after crossing 
Mack Road there is a cattle pond on the left. The muddy fly covered edge 
attracted several birds including 2 Least Sandpiper,6 Solitary Sandpiper, 2 
Lesser Yellowlegs, and a Pectoral Sandpiper. 



Back in Sauk Prairie I made a couple of stops.

From the VFW in Prairie I scoped up river to see 1 Greater Yellowlegs, 2 Lesser 
Yellowlegs, 1 Spotted Sandpiper, 6 Great Blue Heron and a Forster's Tern. 



The Sauk City Canoe Launch had 12 Least Sandpipers, 1 Semi-palm Sandpiper and 3 
Lesser Yellowlegs. 


The river is low, so there should be more birds showing up there.


Jim Schwarz

Madison, Dane Co


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Subject: Bluebirds in Door Co.
From: "Roy & Charlotte Lukes" <rnclukes AT mwwb.net>
Date: Tue, 12 Jul 2016 14:54:18 -0500
My bluebird trail is only 19 boxes but there were 12 used by bluebirds for
the first nesting. One box of three eggs was taken over by tree swallows but
I had a total of 55 eggs, 49 hatched and 48 fledged.
There are 10 boxes with second broods with 43 eggs and so far 19 have
hatched. I think this is one of the best years I have had for our boxes. The
first complete nest was found on April 15th and the first egg was laid by
April 17th.

I had five boxes with tree swallows and all have fledged; one box has a
house wren nest with 6 eggs.

Charlotte Lukes

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Subject: Re: Bluebirds, Walworth county
From: Steve Van <Stevev87 AT msn.com>
Date: Tue, 12 Jul 2016 18:47:09 +0000
Same here in Southern Door County, usually one or two families of blue birds in 
the nest boxes, this year haven't even seen one!?? But do have a pair of 
kestrels using a nest box and the young are just starting to fledge, one male 
so far and the next (another male) is sticking his head out of the box looking 
around. Happy about that. 


Steve V

Sturgeon Bay


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I have lived near East Troy on a 2 acre lot for 15 years and have had 1 or 2 
nesting pairs of bluebirds in my yard every year until this year. This is the 
first year that no bluebirds nested in any of my boxes. The same has been true 
of a neighbor about a block down. Rarely, we see bluebirds in the neighborhood 
& they hopefully they nested elsewhere. Nonetheless , this is a troubling sign. 

Mariette Nowak, NE Walworth County




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Subject: Osprey report - Dane Co.
From: Patrick Ready <birdsready AT gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 12 Jul 2016 12:54:02 -0500
Yesterday was my best available day to check the Osprey nests in Dane Co.
The heat was almost unbearable! Starting near Stoughton I checked the 2
nests near Lake Kegonsa. The nest north of the lake on the metal utility
tower looks abandoned and no chicks in sight. The Lafollette park nest has
1 chick. At the ATC substation near the state park a pair are building a
new nest on top of a flat pole. Several attempts have been made here before
and always blew down. This pair looks like it may succeed. In town behind
the hospital it seems they already fledged! Earliest date ever for my
records. There were 2 adult-size chicks on the nest with the adult female.
She flew off and circled around for about 5 minutes then returned. To my
surprise one of the chicks then flew off. The male was on the open pole
close by. The other pole had an adult female sitting but no sign of chicks.
At Mandt Park there are 3 large chicks that will most likely fledge this
week. Again very early by my account. The nest south of McFarland viewed
from Lalor Rd appears to have 2 chicks. Man that nest is huge!
Going back to the nest north of Lk Kegonsa that looked abandoned, I guess
it is possible they fledged since other nest sites have. I should have
checked them a week ago. Too busy with Kestrel & bluebird trails! In
Madison the cell tower near 9 Springs had 2 adult Osprey but no chicks. Not
much of a nest visible at all. The tower behind Madison Newspapers has 2
chciks almost full size sitting on the top of the pole.
Typically Osprey young fledge the 1st week in August just to give you some
idea of how early it is for any to be flying from the nest now.
And yes I will enter my data into the Atlas via ebird.
Patrick Ready
Madison


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Subject: Re: Bluebird nesting
From: Patrick Ready <birdsready AT gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 12 Jul 2016 11:13:17 -0500
In response to Joan’s message regarding her Bluebird trail. This has been a 
weird year for sure. It seems the Bluebirds came back but delayed nesting much 
later then normal. 

I usually have several nests going by the 3rd week in April here in Dane Co. 
This year I had none in April at all!! Some folks reported nest being built and 
then abandoned for no reason. 

By the time Bluebirds got around to it the Chickadees and Tree Swallows were 
moving in. Some areas of the state had freeze outs twice. One being as late as 
May 13. Non the less Bluebirds are resilient! One of my trails is doing very 
well. I only have 6 boxes there and 5 have bluebird pairs, 19 fledged with 23 
more possible if all goes well. Then again one of my other trails has only 
managed to fledge 2! I’m not giving up on them. Bluebirds will nest late into 
July and fledge the 1st week in Sept. So hang in there and keep this fingers 
crossed!! 

Last week I fledged 5 chickadees. The latest date I ever had them nesting here. 
Today I found 2 Tree Swallow nests with 4 eggs each. The latest date for TS 
eggs ever for me. Like I said this has been a weird year! 


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Subject: Bluebirds, Walworth county
From: Mariette Nowak <mmnowak AT wi.rr.com>
Date: Tue, 12 Jul 2016 10:50:59 -0500
I have lived near East Troy on a 2 acre lot for 15 years and have had 1 or 2 
nesting pairs of bluebirds in my yard every year until this year. This is the 
first year that no bluebirds nested in any of my boxes. The same has been true 
of a neighbor about a block down. Rarely, we see bluebirds in the neighborhood 
& they hopefully they nested elsewhere. Nonetheless , this is a troubling sign. 

Mariette Nowak, NE Walworth County




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Subject: Blue Grosbeak- Yes- 7:30-10:15 Spring Green East
From: Bill Grossmeyer <bill.grossmeyer AT gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 12 Jul 2016 10:28:10 -0500
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Subject: atlas results by county up to this point
From: William Mueller <wpmueller1947 AT gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 12 Jul 2016 10:35:51 -0500
How the counties compare:
*http://tinyurl.com/gwjk7sp *


William Mueller
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wpmueller1947 AT gmail.com
office  262-285-3374
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Subject: Re: Bird ID Help
From: Chris Petherick <cpetherick AT me.com>
Date: Tue, 12 Jul 2016 10:13:08 -0500
I wanted to thank everyone who responded to my request yesterday - and it was a 
lot of people! The overwhelming consensus was that I stirred up a group of 
young pheasant on my walk. Glad to see lots of pheasant running around. I was 
hoping for Bobwhites, but the various ID points and opinions lead me to agree 
with the consensus view! Other thoughts were Chukar, Ruffed Grouse and baby 
Turkeys. Thanks again - this list is such a great resource! 


Chris Petherick
Fox Point, Milwaukee County



> Hello,
> 
> I was birding in Ozaukee County this morning at Harrington Beach State Park 
when I inadvertently flushed a flock of about 10 birds. At first I thought 
pheasant, but none of them had any sort of tail. Every bird was drab brown with 
very short tails and a few had what appeared to be peaked feathers on the crown 
of their head. They flew or basically hopped away from me and then scattered 
throughout the tall grasses. I was able to get two photos of two of them 
running away from me. Any help with ID would be great! 

> 
> here’s a link… https://flic.kr/p/JV81zR There are two pictures, one shows 
a single bird just rounding the corner, the second shows the back of two birds. 

> 
> Thanks!
> 
> Chris Petherick
> Fox Point, Milwaukee County
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Subject: Re: Clark County Eurasian Collared-Dove, Loyal July 3rd 2016
From: "Carl Schwartz" <cschwartz3 AT wi.rr.com>
Date: Tue, 12 Jul 2016 08:43:03 -0500
While atlasing last week in Buffalo County, Bettie Harriman, Marilyn Bontly 
and I recorded collared-doves in several priority blocks; they will show up 
in eBird in the next week or so once I have time to enter 6 days worth of 
atlasing across 14 priority blocks.

Carl Schwartz
Fox Point, MKE County

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Subject: [wisb] Re: Clark County Eurasian Collared-Dove, Loyal July 3rd 2016


> Nice find, Scott, but I know Ken L. of Spencer, WI has had them in Clark
> County, just west of Spencer, in the past. Ken doesn't do eBird or submit
> his findings anymore, but he is a great birder who's been birding much
> longer then me. I haven't seen one yet for Marathon County, but I know 
> it's
> only a matter of time before I do.
> Dan
>
> On Mon, Jul 4, 2016 at 1:24 PM, Scott Meyer  wrote:
>
>> I observed an Eurasian Collared-Dove in Loyal yesterday, which I believe 
>> is
>> a first  Clark County record.
>> Scott B. Meyer
>> Clark County
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Subject: Atlasing frustrations and general sightings, Milwaukee
From: Jennifer Ambrose <jenthreat AT gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 11 Jul 2016 19:52:20 -0500
Good evening!
With this hot weather, I have had to force myself out to bird. In my latest
blog post, I mention some frustrations with atlasing, have photos of a
Chipping Sparrow feeding a cowbird on my street, and detail a new birding
hotspot in Oak Creek where I saw a Peregrine and a Horned Lark! All
sightings occurred yesterday.

http://www.birdspazz.com/2016/07/12/sunday-morning-sightings/

Good birdng!

-- 
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Bayview, Milwaukee County


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Subject: Re: Bird ID Help
From: "Seegert, Greg" <gseegert AT eaest.com>
Date: Mon, 11 Jul 2016 20:07:55 +0000
These are young pheasants. Along with some of the characters others have 
already mentioned, none of the partridge/quail/grouse type things would have 
long necks like these guys have. 

Greg Seegert
Beaver Dam

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Sent: Monday, July 11, 2016 12:59 PM
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Subject: [wisb] Bird ID Help

Hello,

I was birding in Ozaukee County this morning at Harrington Beach State Park 
when I inadvertently flushed a flock of about 10 birds. At first I thought 
pheasant, but none of them had any sort of tail. Every bird was drab brown with 
very short tails and a few had what appeared to be peaked feathers on the crown 
of their head. They flew or basically hopped away from me and then scattered 
throughout the tall grasses. I was able to get two photos of two of them 
running away from me. Any help with ID would be great! 


here’s a link… https://flic.kr/p/JV81zR There are two pictures, one shows a 
single bird just rounding the corner, the second shows the back of two birds. 


Thanks!

Chris Petherick
Fox Point, Milwaukee County

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Subject: Re: Bird ID Help
From: Richter Museum <richter AT uwgb.edu>
Date: Mon, 11 Jul 2016 19:53:03 +0000
Pheasants!

Tom Erdman

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Subject: [wisb] Re: Bird ID Help

They're looking pretty much like fledgling Pheasants to me, Chris (my folks and 
I used to raise them for release "back in the day".) Takes a while for the tail 
feathers to grow out. 


Peter Fissel

Madison WI


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Subject: [wisb] Bird ID Help

Hello,

I was birding in Ozaukee County this morning at Harrington Beach State Park 
when I inadvertently flushed a flock of about 10 birds. At first I thought 
pheasant, but none of them had any sort of tail. Every bird was drab brown with 
very short tails and a few had what appeared to be peaked feathers on the crown 
of their head. They flew or basically hopped away from me and then scattered 
throughout the tall grasses. I was able to get two photos of two of them 
running away from me. Any help with ID would be great! 


here's a link... https://flic.kr/p/JV81zR There are two pictures, one shows a 
single bird just rounding the corner, the second shows the back of two birds. 


[https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8706/28168126291_ae5fcffa16_b.jpg][https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8706/28168126291_ae5fcffa16_b.jpg] 




Thanks!

Chris Petherick
Fox Point, Milwaukee County

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Subject: Re: Bird ID Help
From: "John Hillmer" <John AT JHillmer.com>
Date: Mon, 11 Jul 2016 14:27:41 -0500
I'm guessing young pheasants based on other pics I've taken

John Hillmer

Waukesha WI - Waukesha County


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Subject: [wisb] Re: Bird ID Help

They're looking pretty much like fledgling Pheasants to me, Chris (my folks
and I used to raise them for release "back in the day".)  Takes a while for
the tail feathers to grow out.

Peter Fissel

Madison WI


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Sent: Monday, July 11, 2016 12:59 PM
To: Wisconsin Bird List Wisconsin Bird List
Subject: [wisb] Bird ID Help

Hello,

I was birding in Ozaukee County this morning at Harrington Beach State Park
when I inadvertently flushed a flock of about 10 birds.  At first I thought
pheasant, but none of them had any sort of tail.  Every bird was drab brown
with very short tails and a few had what appeared to be peaked feathers on
the crown of their head.  They flew or basically hopped away from me and
then scattered throughout the tall grasses.  I was able to get two photos of
two of them running away from me.  Any help with ID would be great!

here's a link...  https://flic.kr/p/JV81zR  There are two pictures, one
shows a single bird just rounding the corner, the second shows the back of
two birds.
[https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8706/28168126291_ae5fcffa16_b.jpg][https://f
arm9.staticflickr.com/8706/28168126291_ae5fcffa16_b.jpg]



Thanks!

Chris Petherick
Fox Point, Milwaukee County

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Subject: Re: Bird ID Help
From: Jeremy Meyer <jmeyer4044 AT gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 11 Jul 2016 13:52:57 -0500
Hi, they are most likely Chukars, female or juvenile. Chukars aren't native
here but have been introduced by hunters training they're bird dogs.
They're not suppose to release them, but obviously they do. In some areas,
they are released as a game bird. I had a whole family of them last year,
juveniles and all, at Bong SRA. I asked the DNR, but they didn't give me a
good answer. My dad has hunted Bong is whole life and he said they've been
there 20 years or more.
Jeremy Meyer
Franklin, Milwaukee
On Jul 11, 2016 1:00 PM, "Chris Petherick"  wrote:

> Hello,
>
> I was birding in Ozaukee County this morning at Harrington Beach State
> Park when I inadvertently flushed a flock of about 10 birds.  At first I
> thought pheasant, but none of them had any sort of tail.  Every bird was
> drab brown with very short tails and a few had what appeared to be peaked
> feathers on the crown of their head.  They flew or basically hopped away
> from me and then scattered throughout the tall grasses.  I was able to get
> two photos of two of them running away from me.  Any help with ID would be
> great!
>
> here’s a link…  https://flic.kr/p/JV81zR  There are two pictures, one
> shows a single bird just rounding the corner, the second shows the back of
> two birds.
>
> Thanks!
>
> Chris Petherick
> Fox Point, Milwaukee County
>
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Subject: Re: Bird ID Help
From: Peter Fissel <peter.fissel AT wisc.edu>
Date: Mon, 11 Jul 2016 18:49:54 +0000
They're looking pretty much like fledgling Pheasants to me, Chris (my folks and 
I used to raise them for release "back in the day".) Takes a while for the tail 
feathers to grow out. 


Peter Fissel

Madison WI


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Sent: Monday, July 11, 2016 12:59 PM
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Subject: [wisb] Bird ID Help

Hello,

I was birding in Ozaukee County this morning at Harrington Beach State Park 
when I inadvertently flushed a flock of about 10 birds. At first I thought 
pheasant, but none of them had any sort of tail. Every bird was drab brown with 
very short tails and a few had what appeared to be peaked feathers on the crown 
of their head. They flew or basically hopped away from me and then scattered 
throughout the tall grasses. I was able to get two photos of two of them 
running away from me. Any help with ID would be great! 


here's a link... https://flic.kr/p/JV81zR There are two pictures, one shows a 
single bird just rounding the corner, the second shows the back of two birds. 


[https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8706/28168126291_ae5fcffa16_b.jpg][https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8706/28168126291_ae5fcffa16_b.jpg] 




Thanks!

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Fox Point, Milwaukee County

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Subject: Re: Bird ID Help
From: "B.G. Sloan" <bgsloan3 AT gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 11 Jul 2016 14:43:18 -0400
Young Wild Turkeys?
On Mon, Jul 11, 2016 at 1:59 PM, Chris Petherick  wrote:

> Hello,
>
> I was birding in Ozaukee County this morning at Harrington Beach State
> Park when I inadvertently flushed a flock of about 10 birds.  At first I
> thought pheasant, but none of them had any sort of tail.  Every bird was
> drab brown with very short tails and a few had what appeared to be peaked
> feathers on the crown of their head.  They flew or basically hopped away
> from me and then scattered throughout the tall grasses.  I was able to get
> two photos of two of them running away from me.  Any help with ID would be
> great!
>
> here’s a link…  https://flic.kr/p/JV81zR  There are two pictures, one
> shows a single bird just rounding the corner, the second shows the back of
> two birds.
>
> Thanks!
>
> Chris Petherick
> Fox Point, Milwaukee County
>
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Subject: update, birders needed!
From: William Mueller <wpmueller1947 AT gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 11 Jul 2016 13:41:29 -0500
WE NEED BIRDERS FOR 3 ATLAS WORKSHOPS: Although our atlas workshops are
primarily aimed at folks who have not atlased much (or at all) before, we
could surely use some help from advanced birders on these three upcoming
workshops.
On July 13th, although our workshop begins at Woodland Dunes Nature Center
in Two Rivers, we need to do our actual atlasing in a couple of nearby
blocks that have little or no coverage. If you want to skip the "intro"
hour but are willing to help do some atlasing, meet us 8am at the nature
center. We'll go out to a couple of nearby blocks until 1130. If you
already are familiar with the atlas data entry process, you could skip the
lunch hour and afternoon session (1130am to 130pm).

On Saturday, July 16th, our workshop starts at the Sanderling Nature Center
in Kohler-Andrae State Park. As mentioned above, if you don't need the
introduction, meet us at 8am at the nature center parking area. We'll do a
couple of blocks away from the lakeshore, and again return by 1130. And as
described above, if you don't need the data entry information, you could
skip the 1130-130 session.

Our Marinette area workshop will be held on Sunday, August 7th - the
location is still being determined...


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: Re: Bird ID Help
From: David Snell <dasnell3 AT gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 11 Jul 2016 13:15:00 -0500
The white ring around the eye makes me think juvenile pheasants. My first
thought was grouse but the white eye doesn't  seem to fit.
On Jul 11, 2016 1:00 PM, "Chris Petherick"  wrote:
> Hello,
>
> I was birding in Ozaukee County this morning at Harrington Beach State
> Park when I inadvertently flushed a flock of about 10 birds.  At first I
> thought pheasant, but none of them had any sort of tail.  Every bird was
> drab brown with very short tails and a few had what appeared to be peaked
> feathers on the crown of their head.  They flew or basically hopped away
> from me and then scattered throughout the tall grasses.  I was able to get
> two photos of two of them running away from me.  Any help with ID would be
> great!
>
> here’s a link…  https://flic.kr/p/JV81zR  There are two pictures, one
> shows a single bird just rounding the corner, the second shows the back of
> two birds.
>
> Thanks!
>
> Chris Petherick
> Fox Point, Milwaukee County
>
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Subject: Bird ID Help
From: Chris Petherick <cpetherick AT me.com>
Date: Mon, 11 Jul 2016 12:59:17 -0500
Hello,

I was birding in Ozaukee County this morning at Harrington Beach State Park 
when I inadvertently flushed a flock of about 10 birds. At first I thought 
pheasant, but none of them had any sort of tail. Every bird was drab brown with 
very short tails and a few had what appeared to be peaked feathers on the crown 
of their head. They flew or basically hopped away from me and then scattered 
throughout the tall grasses. I was able to get two photos of two of them 
running away from me. Any help with ID would be great! 


here’s a link… https://flic.kr/p/JV81zR There are two pictures, one shows a 
single bird just rounding the corner, the second shows the back of two birds. 


Thanks!

Chris Petherick
Fox Point, Milwaukee County

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Subject: Re: wisbirdn Digest V9 #192
From: "K. Hilary Ford" <khilaryf32 AT gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 11 Jul 2016 10:53:38 -0500
Re Bluebird Nesting.
The EABL's arrived very late in Door County and we had re-placed some 8 to
10 boxes and re-positioned some in different areas of the subdivision
called Cottage Glen in Ellison Bay.
I also have about 5 boxes I placed at the Storage Tower Area nearer To
Sister Bay but the Tree Swallows had filled those even before the EABL's
arrived.  We had one Bluebird nest in a box near our Condo and we kept a
good eye on it.  Alas the Wrens pecked all five eggs after they had been in
the box for a few days!  Those EABL's hung around for a couple of days and
then left after I took the nest away.  I now have two sets of EABL's
nesting up at the Towers each box with five eggs.
Hopefully they will have success, but around the prairie here, just
Chickadees, and Wrens have been successful.  I wonder if the pecked eggs
would have survived?  any thoughts would be welcome.  Hilary Ford, Ellson
Bay, Door CO
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> wisbirdn Digest Sun, 10 Jul 2016        Volume: 09  Issue: 192
>
> In This Issue:
>                 [wisb] Bluebird nesting
>                 [wisb] Re: Bluebird nesting
>                 [wisb] Re: Bluebird nesting
>                 [wisb] Re: Bluebird nesting
>                 [wisb] Re: Bluebird nesting
>                 [wisb] Buena Vista Grasslands this morning
>
> ----------------------------------------------------------------------
>
> From: Joan Sommer 
> Subject: [wisb] Bluebird nesting
> Date: Sun, 10 Jul 2016 06:46:26 -0500
>
> So, question for any bluebirders out there....
>
> I have a fairly respectable season going on my golf course trail this
> year. Ran the trail yesterday ... 25 boxes...48 fledged, 18 chicks, and 7
> eggs.
>
> Now here's the weird thing.
>
> It is only the early part of July and I have significantly fewer second
> nesting attempts this year. I already have 7 boxes that have been empty for
> at least a week beyond when second nesting attempts should be occurring or
> beyond when tree swallows completed nesting making the box available to
> bluebirds. A couple of the boxes have been empty for 3 weeks already. I
> hear and see bluebirds all over the course. I am very puzzled.
>
> Anyone else experiencing this? Any thoughts or insights?
>
> Joan Sommer
> Fredonia
> N. Ozaukee County
>
> ------------------------------
>
> Subject: [wisb] Re: Bluebird nesting
> From: Elizabeth Palmer 
> Date: Sun, 10 Jul 2016 08:17:45 -0500
>
> I have a single house on my suburban lot (1 acre); have been hosting
> bluebirds for about ten years now. I have had as many as 3 broods in a
> season in the past. I too had a first brood, now the box has been unused
> for 3 weeks. Bluebirds remain in the neighborhood.
> My neighbor’s previously unoccupied house seems to have a nesting pair
> now. Question: could it be the same pair?
>
> Elizabeth Palmer, Poynette, Columbia Co
> > On Jul 10, 2016, at 6:46 AM, Joan Sommer  wrote:
> >
> > So, question for any bluebirders out there....
> >
> > I have a fairly respectable season going on my golf course trail this
> year. Ran the trail yesterday ... 25 boxes...48 fledged, 18 chicks, and 7
> eggs.
> >
> > Now here's the weird thing.
> >
> > It is only the early part of July and I have significantly fewer second
> nesting attempts this year. I already have 7 boxes that have been empty for
> at least a week beyond when second nesting attempts should be occurring or
> beyond when tree swallows completed nesting making the box available to
> bluebirds. A couple of the boxes have been empty for 3 weeks already. I
> hear and see bluebirds all over the course. I am very puzzled.
> >
> > Anyone else experiencing this? Any thoughts or insights?
> >
> > Joan Sommer
> > Fredonia
> > N. Ozaukee County
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> ------------------------------
>
> From: Joan Sommer 
> Subject: [wisb] Re: Bluebird nesting
> Date: Sun, 10 Jul 2016 10:14:14 -0500
>
> Hi,
>
> This is in response to a very respectful question about use of chemicals
> on golf courses and their effect on nesting birds.
>
> Yes there are herbicides used on golf courses. I'm not sure about how wide
> insecticide use is. And studies have been done that do document fewer
> insects available.
>
> But golf courses have been significant to the recovery of bluebirds. The
> study(ies) that looked at golf course trails vs "natural" trails actually
> found better fledging results overall for the golf course trails and
> posited that it was due to an overall reduction in predation.
>
> A lot of the bluebirds on my course are foraging in the trees. They do
> forage on the ground too. They also utilize the woods along the east side
> of my course and old field areas that are just across the road.
> My course has fledged as many as 111 young bluebirds in a single season.
> Generally my course averages 75-85 bluebirds fledged per year. And that
> doesn't include tree swallow numbers. And in a part of the state (lake
> side) where my dear and deeply missed friend, Noel Cutright, told me I was
> crazy to do a trail here. That I would only get tree swallows. Loved poking
> him about my successful bluebird numbers.
>
> When I was still doing a small trail at Forest Beach Migratory Preserve,
> the average fledged per box was lower than on my course. And I did find it
> was mostly a difference in predation. Eggs and chicks that just suddenly
> completely disappear with no trace.
>
> House Sparrows are a regular issue too but that is a problem for many
> trails regardless of location. And in some ways sparrows are harder on the
> bluebirds than the need for wider foraging. House sparrows will trap adults
> in a box and kill them. Often by decapitation. They will also kill young.
> There is nothing more heartbreaking than opening a box to find a dead adult
> bluebird or tree swallow. Or a complete clutch of chicks days away from
> fledging killed by a house sparrow. I'd like nothing better than for all
> house sparrows to return to England where apparently they are in a severe
> decline!
>
> There are many other successful bluebird trails on golf courses around the
> state. Some of these other golf course trail guardians may want to weigh in
> on their overall experience.
>
> For me, bad knees would prevent me from doing a trail that required a lot
> of walking on rough ground. The partnership with the course has been
> beneficial. Grounds people are overall pretty cooperative. Pro shop allows
> me use of a cart. The golfers love it and often stop me to ask how things
> are going. Or tell me about a bird experience they have had. They are
> thrilled to peek and see eggs or babies if that is reasonable.  A wonderful
> opportunity to get people excited and interested about birds.
> In the best of all worlds, yes, I'd prefer no chemicals but for now I feel
> like I am benefiting bluebirds and tree swallows that might not be able to
> nest due to competition with starlings for cavities and loss of natural
> cavities overall.
>
> There are pros and cons, pluses and minuses. It's tough for birds to make
> a living anywhere but I think "my" bluebirds are getting a fairly good deal
> at this point.
>
> Thanks for the question and I hope my response helps you to see where I'm
> coming from.
>
> Joan Sommer
> Fredonia
> N. Ozaukee County
>
> Sent from my iPhone
> >> On Jul 10, 2016, at 6:46 AM, Joan Sommer wrote:
> >>
> >> So, question for any bluebirders out there....
> >>
> >> I have a fairly respectable season going on my golf course trail this
> year. Ran the trail yesterday ... 25 boxes...48 fledged, 18 chicks, and 7
> eggs.
> >>
> >> Now here's the weird thing.
> >>
> >> It is only the early part of July and I have significantly fewer second
> nesting attempts this year. I already have 7 boxes that have been empty for
> at least a week beyond when second nesting attempts should be occurring or
> beyond when tree swallows completed nesting making the box available to
> bluebirds. A couple of the boxes have been empty for 3 weeks already. I
> hear and see bluebirds all over the course. I am very puzzled.
> >>
> >> Anyone else experiencing this? Any thoughts or insights?
> >>
> >> Joan Sommer
> >> Fredonia
> >> N. Ozaukee County
> >> ####################
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> ------------------------------
>
> From: Karen Etter Hale 
> Subject: [wisb] Re: Bluebird nesting
> Date: Sun, 10 Jul 2016 11:52:48 -0500
>
> Great posting, Joan. There are always pluses and minuses to all that we
> do, and you've stated it very well. Thanks for taking the time, both in
> responding and in monitoring your trail and talking to the golf folks.
>
> Karen
>
> Karen Etter Hale
> Lake Mills, WI
> NW Jefferson County
>
> > On Jul 10, 2016, at 10:14 AM, Joan Sommer  wrote:
> >
> > Hi,
> >
> > This is in response to a very respectful question about use of chemicals
> on golf courses and their effect on nesting birds.
> >
> > Yes there are herbicides used on golf courses. I'm not sure about how
> wide insecticide use is. And studies have been done that do document fewer
> insects available.
> >
> > But golf courses have been significant to the recovery of bluebirds. The
> study(ies) that looked at golf course trails vs "natural" trails actually
> found better fledging results overall for the golf course trails and
> posited that it was due to an overall reduction in predation.
> >
> > A lot of the bluebirds on my course are foraging in the trees. They do
> forage on the ground too. They also utilize the woods along the east side
> of my course and old field areas that are just across the road.
> > My course has fledged as many as 111 young bluebirds in a single season.
> Generally my course averages 75-85 bluebirds fledged per year. And that
> doesn't include tree swallow numbers. And in a part of the state (lake
> side) where my dear and deeply missed friend, Noel Cutright, told me I was
> crazy to do a trail here. That I would only get tree swallows. Loved poking
> him about my successful bluebird numbers.
> >
> > When I was still doing a small trail at Forest Beach Migratory Preserve,
> the average fledged per box was lower than on my course. And I did find it
> was mostly a difference in predation. Eggs and chicks that just suddenly
> completely disappear with no trace.
> >
> > House Sparrows are a regular issue too but that is a problem for many
> trails regardless of location. And in some ways sparrows are harder on the
> bluebirds than the need for wider foraging. House sparrows will trap adults
> in a box and kill them. Often by decapitation. They will also kill young.
> There is nothing more heartbreaking than opening a box to find a dead adult
> bluebird or tree swallow. Or a complete clutch of chicks days away from
> fledging killed by a house sparrow. I'd like nothing better than for all
> house sparrows to return to England where apparently they are in a severe
> decline!
> >
> > There are many other successful bluebird trails on golf courses around
> the state. Some of these other golf course trail guardians may want to
> weigh in on their overall experience.
> >
> > For me, bad knees would prevent me from doing a trail that required a
> lot of walking on rough ground. The partnership with the course has been
> beneficial. Grounds people are overall pretty cooperative. Pro shop allows
> me use of a cart. The golfers love it and often stop me to ask how things
> are going. Or tell me about a bird experience they have had. They are
> thrilled to peek and see eggs or babies if that is reasonable.  A wonderful
> opportunity to get people excited and interested about birds.
> > In the best of all worlds, yes, I'd prefer no chemicals but for now I
> feel like I am benefiting bluebirds and tree swallows that might not be
> able to nest due to competition with starlings for cavities and loss of
> natural cavities overall.
> >
> > There are pros and cons, pluses and minuses. It's tough for birds to
> make a living anywhere but I think "my" bluebirds are getting a fairly good
> deal at this point.
> >
> > Thanks for the question and I hope my response helps you to see where
> I'm coming from.
> >
> > Joan Sommer
> > Fredonia
> > N. Ozaukee County
> >
> > Sent from my iPhone
> >>> On Jul 10, 2016, at 6:46 AM, Joan Sommer wrote:
> >>>
> >>> So, question for any bluebirders out there....
> >>>
> >>> I have a fairly respectable season going on my golf course trail this
> year. Ran the trail yesterday ... 25 boxes...48 fledged, 18 chicks, and 7
> eggs.
> >>>
> >>> Now here's the weird thing.
> >>>
> >>> It is only the early part of July and I have significantly fewer
> second nesting attempts this year. I already have 7 boxes that have been
> empty for at least a week beyond when second nesting attempts should be
> occurring or beyond when tree swallows completed nesting making the box
> available to bluebirds. A couple of the boxes have been empty for 3 weeks
> already. I hear and see bluebirds all over the course. I am very puzzled.
> >>>
> >>> Anyone else experiencing this? Any thoughts or insights?
> >>>
> >>> Joan Sommer
> >>> Fredonia
> >>> N. Ozaukee County
> >>> ####################
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> ------------------------------
>
> From: John Krerowicz 
> Subject: [wisb] Re: Bluebird nesting
> Date: Sun, 10 Jul 2016 17:10:48 -0500
>
> This is my 6th year monitoring 18 nest boxes in Chiwaukee Prairie,
> Pleasant Prairie. So far, this is the worst year for bluebirds as to the
> number of nests, eggs and chicks. On the other hand, House Sparrows have
> had an explosive year, the best yet. Tree Swallows are somewhere inbetween.
> I've had no second broods except for House Sparrows. I think I will be
> rearranging the trail for next year.John KrerowiczKenosha
> > CC: wisbirdn AT freelists.org
> > From: chimneyswift1 AT icloud.com
> > Subject: [wisb] Re: Bluebird nesting
> > Date: Sun, 10 Jul 2016 11:52:48 -0500
> > To: jsommer2 AT wi.rr.com
> >
> > Great posting, Joan. There are always pluses and minuses to all that we
> do, and you've stated it very well. Thanks for taking the time, both in
> responding and in monitoring your trail and talking to the golf folks.
> >
> > Karen
> >
> > Karen Etter Hale
> > Lake Mills, WI
> > NW Jefferson County
> >
> > > On Jul 10, 2016, at 10:14 AM, Joan Sommer  wrote:
> > >
> > > Hi,
> > >
> > > This is in response to a very respectful question about use of
> chemicals on golf courses and their effect on nesting birds.
> > >
> > > Yes there are herbicides used on golf courses. I'm not sure about how
> wide insecticide use is. And studies have been done that do document fewer
> insects available.
> > >
> > > But golf courses have been significant to the recovery of bluebirds.
> The study(ies) that looked at golf course trails vs "natural" trails
> actually found better fledging results overall for the golf course trails
> and posited that it was due to an overall reduction in predation.
> > >
> > > A lot of the bluebirds on my course are foraging in the trees. They do
> forage on the ground too. They also utilize the woods along the east side
> of my course and old field areas that are just across the road.
> > > My course has fledged as many as 111 young bluebirds in a single
> season. Generally my course averages 75-85 bluebirds fledged per year. And
> that doesn't include tree swallow numbers. And in a part of the state (lake
> side) where my dear and deeply missed friend, Noel Cutright, told me I was
> crazy to do a trail here. That I would only get tree swallows. Loved poking
> him about my successful bluebird numbers.
> > >
> > > When I was still doing a small trail at Forest Beach Migratory
> Preserve, the average fledged per box was lower than on my course. And I
> did find it was mostly a difference in predation. Eggs and chicks that just
> suddenly completely disappear with no trace.
> > >
> > > House Sparrows are a regular issue too but that is a problem for many
> trails regardless of location. And in some ways sparrows are harder on the
> bluebirds than the need for wider foraging. House sparrows will trap adults
> in a box and kill them. Often by decapitation. They will also kill young.
> There is nothing more heartbreaking than opening a box to find a dead adult
> bluebird or tree swallow. Or a complete clutch of chicks days away from
> fledging killed by a house sparrow. I'd like nothing better than for all
> house sparrows to return to England where apparently they are in a severe
> decline!
> > >
> > > There are many other successful bluebird trails on golf courses around
> the state. Some of these other golf course trail guardians may want to
> weigh in on their overall experience.
> > >
> > > For me, bad knees would prevent me from doing a trail that required a
> lot of walking on rough ground. The partnership with the course has been
> beneficial. Grounds people are overall pretty cooperative. Pro shop allows
> me use of a cart. The golfers love it and often stop me to ask how things
> are going. Or tell me about a bird experience they have had. They are
> thrilled to peek and see eggs or babies if that is reasonable.  A wonderful
> opportunity to get people excited and interested about birds.
> > > In the best of all worlds, yes, I'd prefer no chemicals but for now I
> feel like I am benefiting bluebirds and tree swallows that might not be
> able to nest due to competition with starlings for cavities and loss of
> natural cavities overall.
> > >
> > > There are pros and cons, pluses and minuses. It's tough for birds to
> make a living anywhere but I think "my" bluebirds are getting a fairly good
> deal at this point.
> > >
> > > Thanks for the question and I hope my response helps you to see where
> I'm coming from.
> > >
> > > Joan Sommer
> > > Fredonia
> > > N. Ozaukee County
> > >
> > > Sent from my iPhone
> > >>> On Jul 10, 2016, at 6:46 AM, Joan Sommer wrote:
> > >>>
> > >>> So, question for any bluebirders out there....
> > >>>
> > >>> I have a fairly respectable season going on my golf course trail
> this year. Ran the trail yesterday ... 25 boxes...48 fledged, 18 chicks,
> and 7 eggs.
> > >>>
> > >>> Now here's the weird thing.
> > >>>
> > >>> It is only the early part of July and I have significantly fewer
> second nesting attempts this year. I already have 7 boxes that have been
> empty for at least a week beyond when second nesting attempts should be
> occurring or beyond when tree swallows completed nesting making the box
> available to bluebirds. A couple of the boxes have been empty for 3 weeks
> already. I hear and see bluebirds all over the course. I am very puzzled.
> > >>>
> > >>> Anyone else experiencing this? Any thoughts or insights?
> > >>>
> > >>> Joan Sommer
> > >>> Fredonia
> > >>> N. Ozaukee County
> > >>> ####################
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>
> ------------------------------
>
> From: Steve Mullen 
> Date: Sun, 10 Jul 2016 17:49:14 -0500
> Subject: [wisb] Buena Vista Grasslands this morning
>
> Hello, we birded BVG south of Plover this morning. Saw several DickCissel's
> on Cty. Rd F & Evergreen. Got a few more on Mill St. near Farmer Rd.
> We got an Uppie Sandpiper on Mill St about 300 yds West of Cty Rd. F.  It
> was foraging in the sprinkler system area, which has shorter grass. Got
> that bird about 6:45 a.m.
>  Quite a few Grasshopper Sparrows today. I can't believe we didn't hear a
> Western Meadow Lark.
> We spent 2 hours at BVG.
> Steve Mullen, Redgranite, Waushara Co.
>
>
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