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Aquatic Warbler,©Jan Wilczur

1 Feb Hawaii/Guam Rpt ["Seegert, Greg" ]
1 Feb Horicon - hawks [Paul Schwalbe ]
1 Feb Eagles on the WI River this weekend Sauk, Juneau and Adams Counties [Nancy B. ]
01 Feb Re: Birding jargon and more [Karen Etter Hale ]
1 Feb Birding jargon and more [Mary Zenker ]
1 Feb Common Redpolls, Ozaukee County ["Margo Dolan" ]
01 Feb Birding jargon [Peter Fissel ]
1 Feb Common Eider - Superior [Brian Doverspike ]
1 Feb Cooper's Hawk - Columbia County [Brian Doverspike ]
01 Feb Horicon raptors (not many) [Peter Fissel ]
31 Jan BVG this morning... [Tom Koch ]
31 Jan Red Crossbill pics - Bayfield County [Ryan Brady ]
1 Feb Outing to the Winneconne area ["Paul Bruce" ]
31 Jan Six gull day at South Shore Yacht Club, Milwaukee ["Jym Mooney & Carol Lee Hopkins" ]
31 Jan McFarland (Dane County) today ["Tom Wood" ]
31 Jan Jefferson Marsh Wildlife Area [Jeff Galligan ]
31 Jan Possible Great Black-backed Gull [Dennis Casper ]
31 Jan Townsend's Solitaire - Marquette County [Carol Jaksic ]
31 Jan Urban Ecology Center Bird Walk, January 29, 2015 [Dennis Casper ]
31 Jan Re: Common Eider at Superior WI Douglas Co. 1/31/15 YES [Jennifer Wenzel ]
31 Jan Menasha area [Daryl Tessen ]
31 Jan MKE Iceland Gull [Chris Petherick ]
31 Jan swans [Sandy Petersen ]
31 Jan Bald Eagle, Town of Lebanon, Dodge County ["Eileen Worman" ]
30 Jan Re: Common Eider at Superior WI Douglas Co. 1/30/15, some images... ["B.G. Sloan" ]
30 Jan Common Eider at Superior WI Douglas Co. 1/30/15, some images... [Jim Edlhuber ]
30 Jan Making Our Private Lands Count for Birds: March 19-21 - Registration open! [Karen Etter Hale ]
30 Jan Re: RFI, Lars, the Northern Hawk Owl near Eau Claire ["Claudia" ]
30 Jan Re: RFI, Lars, the Northern Hawk Owl near Eau Claire [Chris West ]
30 Jan Re: RFI, Lars, the Northern Hawk Owl near Eau Claire [little_blue_birdie ]
30 Jan Re: RFI, Lars, the Northern Hawk Owl near Eau Claire [Steve Betchkal ]
30 Jan RFI, Lars, the Northern Hawk Owl near Eau Claire ["Josh Mayer" ]
30 Jan FW: Golden Eagle at Honey Creek (Sauk Co.) [Peter Fissel ]
30 Jan Fw: Sherman Nature Explorer Mentors at Picnic Point and Warner Park [Peter Fissel ]
30 Jan Black-billed Magpie - Superior [Ryan Brady ]
29 Jan Lots of Kestrels, from Alto to Oshkosh [Mark Benson ]
29 Jan Long-tailed Ducks, Chippewa County [Rory Cameron ]
29 Jan Avian Splendor Amidst Scarcity on Hibernating Landscapes; 28 January 2015 [Michael Huebschen ]
29 Jan Re: Angry landowner in Horicon area [Kyle Lindemer ]
29 Jan Angry landowner in Horican area (see how easy it is) ["John Byrne" ]
29 Jan Another snowy owl FDL! [mark franz ]
29 Jan Snowy owl- Fond du lac [mark franz ]
29 Jan AOL email addresses booted off [Peter Fissel ]
28 Jan South Shore Yacht Club today [Jennifer Ambrose ]
28 Jan FW: Rare Bird [donald van duyse ]
28 Jan Re: Angry landowner in Horicon area [Scott Weberpal ]
28 Jan Re: Angry landowner in Horicon area [Jennifer Ambrose ]
28 Jan Re: Angry landowner in Horicon area [Scott Weberpal ]
28 Jan Re: Angry landowner in Horicon area [David Freriks ]
28 Jan Re: Angry landowner in Horicon area [Jennifer Ambrose ]
28 Jan Re: Angry landowner in Horicon area [David Freriks ]
28 Jan Re: Angry landowner in Horicon area [Al Schirmacher ]
28 Jan Bong WA & Lake Michigan [Daryl Tessen ]
28 Jan Re: Angry landowner in Horicon area [Peter Fissel ]
28 Jan Re: Angry landowner in Horicon area ["Betsy Abert" ]
28 Jan Angry landowner in Horicon area ["Carl Schwartz" ]
28 Jan Johnson Creek gulls ["Steve Thiessen" ]
28 Jan Northern Hawk Owl, Polk County [Chuck Bergeron ]
28 Jan Fwd: [mou-net] Warren Nelson Memorial Info. [Mory Jahangir ]
28 Jan Lark Sparrow [David Kragness ]
27 Jan Waxwings - Door County ["Sue Peterson" ]
27 Jan the irony of birding ["Bettie R. Harriman" ]
27 Jan Paradise Valley - Dousman SEOwls ["Spencer Stehno" ]
27 Jan Snowy Owl near Horicon Marsh Dodge Co. 1/27/15, some images [Jim Edlhuber ]
27 Jan Common Eider in Douglas County- Yes, with patience ["Tom Wood" ]
27 Jan WSO Field Trip Report [Kim Kreitinger ]
27 Jan Urban Ecology Center Bird Walk, January 22, 2015 [Dennis Casper ]
27 Jan WI Breeding Bird Atlas Kickoff Meeting - Discounted Hotel Rates end Feb 1 ["Brady, Ryan S - DNR" ]
27 Jan No Subject ["John Byrne" ]
26 Jan Re: FW: monk parakeets in WI? ["Korducki" ]
26 Jan Re: planned upcoming Prairie du Sac WI trip [Karen Mckinley ]
26 Jan Re: planned upcoming Prairie du Sac WI trip [Nancy B. ]
26 Jan Townsend's Solitaire - Hallie ["Janine Polk" ]
26 Jan Re: FW: monk parakeets in WI? [Peter Fissel ]
26 Jan Re: FW: monk parakeets in WI? ["Gerald DeBoer" ]
26 Jan FW: monk parakeets in WI? [Richter Museum ]

Subject: Hawaii/Guam Rpt
From: "Seegert, Greg" <gseegert AT eaest.com>
Date: Sun, 1 Feb 2015 23:39:17 +0000
Wisbirders
A few of you may recall that about a month ago I asked for advice re birding in 
Hawaii. Because quite a few folks graciously responded (thanks to you all), I 
thought I'd share the results of our trip. We decided to spend all our time on 
the Big Island of Hawaii because it is good for birds and we wanted to see the 
volcanos. We spent the first two days as part of 2 separate tours operated by 
Hawaii Forest and Trail. They were a little pricey but got us birds we wouldn't 
have found on our own. We ended up with 51 spp for the entire trip and saw all 
the still-extant native birds on the Big Is, 8 of which are endangered. 


Wed---Jan 14. We spent the morning at the Mauna Kea Forest Preserve where our 
target was the palila, which we saw. We also saw many amakihi, another native 
bird but one that is common. The afternoon was spent in a wet forest area where 
the target was akiapolaau. After much searching we found one. Other birds of 
interest were apapane, which seems to be the most common native bird, Iiwi 
(bright red bird with a long down-curved bill), Omao (Hawaiian thrush), Elepaio 
(a flycatcher), Io (Hawaiian hawk), Pueo (Hawaiian subsp of shorteared owl). On 
the way there we saw Nene (no, not the basketball player, the native goose). 


Th---Spent the day at Hakalau Forest NWR. Acess to this site is very limited 
and this is the only tour company that is allowed in. In addition to several of 
the native birds we saw yesterday, we added Hawaiian creeper and Akepa. It was 
a good area for introduced game birds...Erkel's francolin, Kalij pheasant, 
ring-necked pheasant, and CA quail. On the way there or back, we added Gray 
Francolin, Black francolin, red avadavat, nutmeg mannikin, yellow-fronted 
canary, and lots of sky larks. 


Fri---Most of today was spent traveling to Volcanos National Park. Before we 
left for the park, we explored the beach by our hotel and added saffron finch, 
Japanese white-eye, Java sparrow and yellow billed cardinal. Based on info from 
our tour leader, we stopped at Kaloko-Honokohau National Park where we saw the 
endangered Hawaiian coot, the native subsp of black-necked stilt, and sea 
turtles on the beach. 


Sat---At Volcanos Park, we saw some of the same forest birds we had seen the 
first two days including many apapanes, a bird described as red with white 
underpants 

What a coincidence I thought as I too was wearing white underpants...though not 
the same pair every day. We also heard a mystery bird that I'm still working 
on. 


Sun---I birded a little while before it was time to leave for the airport. The 
mystery bird was still at the same spot. I spent at least half an hr trying to 
see it but nary a glimpse despite the fact that it sang almost continuously. In 
the area I heard but did not see a red-billed leiothrix and saw common 
waxbills. 


We arrived in Guam late Tues evening. If you want to go to a place that has 
virtually no land birds and is hot and sticky, then Guam is your place. Brown 
tree snakes have wiped out nearly all the native ground/tree nesting birds. The 
only one left is yellow bittern. The only common land bird is Eurasian tree 
sparrow. Besides it, the only other lands birds we saw were a few rock doves 
and black dragos. On Cocos Island, I looked for some of the Guam rails that 
have been transferred there but didn't find any. I did however, find several 
Micronesian starlings and thousands of nesting brown noddies. Along the shore I 
found a bird that after much research I decided was a common redshank. The best 
shorebird spot on Guam was a place called Jeff's Pirate Cove. Here I saw both 
wandering and gray-tailed tattlers, Mongolian plover, Pacific reef-heron as 
well as whimbrels, ruddy turnstones, yellow bitterns, and black-bellied and 
Pacific golden plovers. White terns are wides 

 pread across Guam. My company has an office in Guam and one of the guys there 
took me to place to see another endangered bird, Micronesian moorhen. 


That's my story and I'm sticking to it.
Great to be back in WI where I can go ice fishing...caught 5 whitefish 
yesterday in Green Bay off Dykesville. 

Greg Seegert
Beaver Dam



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Subject: Horicon - hawks
From: Paul Schwalbe <p.g6schwalbe AT gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 1 Feb 2015 16:13:22 -0600
Dear Birders:
As Peter said, few hawks were seen at Horicon on Saturday.

We also got a Red-Tailed along Oak Center Rd. but also a Kestrel on Stumpf.
Traveling west on Oak Center we did see a car behind us, and since we were
poking along at 30 MPH and the car behind us didn't attempt to pass, we
thought that it probably was another birder. So it was no doubt Peter.

On the way in - on 49 just a little west of where you turn north to get to
Stumpf, there was a light phase Rough-legged in some trees on the north
side of the road.  It was still there (but in different tree) also on the
way out.

Good birding............................ Paul & Glenna

--
Paul & Glenna Schwalbe
Pardeeville, Columbia Co.


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Subject: Eagles on the WI River this weekend Sauk, Juneau and Adams Counties
From: Nancy B. <backnancy AT hotmail.com>
Date: Sun, 1 Feb 2015 15:27:35 -0600
I beat the storm back to Sheboygan yesterday from my first eagle watching
expedition on the Wisconsin River. It was a terrific 3 days watching those
magnificent birds in their element. My son & I were able to  observe some
great behaviors including swooping across the water to grab fish,  doing
some aerobatics with talons clasped and yes, even mating in a tree!
 

I just wanted to thank all of you who were so kind as to provide us with
viewing location tips. Although that elusive tufted titmouse continued to
elude us, we did also have an enjoyable side trip to Wollershiem Winery for
a tour and of course some purchases to take home! (The scenery isn't bad
either.)

 

 

 

Sincerely,

Nancy Back

Sheboygan, WI

Sheboygan Co



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Subject: Re: Birding jargon and more
From: Karen Etter Hale <chimneyswift1 AT icloud.com>
Date: Sun, 01 Feb 2015 13:37:22 -0600
Thanks for reminding us to try and avoid (or explain) acronyms, Mary! We often 
think everyone will know what were talking about (Wisconsin DNR or DOT, 
perhaps??), but it depends on whos reading the post. 

Having worked in the environmental field for more than 20 years, I constantly 
ran into an entirely new set of acronyms with each issue we worked on. Try air 
quality, transportation, bird conservation, wind energy, wetland protection, 
and many more. I started keeping a list, by alphabet, in a small address book, 
and always thought it would be great fun to write an article using acronyms 
exclusively. 


And just think - now we have all those texting ones, too!

Karen
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Lake Mills, WI
chimneyswift1 AT icloud.com

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Making time for birds

On Feb 1, 2015, at 1:17 PM, Mary Zenker  wrote:

> Thank you, Peter Fissel, for clarifying that term.  I was also puzzled by
> that term and when I tried researching it I came up with a very different
> picture of the situation ...which brings me to my reason for contributing
> to this conversation.  I am very much a beginner and enjoy getting the
> emails about what is being seen around the state.  I am often puzzled,
> however, by the acronyms, nicknames etc that are used for species,
> characteristics and locations.  I usually turn to Google and am confident
> that I figure it out approximately 75% of the time but as evidenced by the
> fact that I thought GIS was some sort of electronic device, I definitely
> would benefit from the use of clear language!  I realize that it is
> tiresome to write the same phrase numerous times but I am guessing that I
> am not the only one who would appreciate it if writers would use this rule
> of thumb: No abbreviations unless the full phrase can be found earlier in
> the body or subject line.
> Thanks in advance for any and all cooperation.
> Mary Zenker
> Sauk County
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Subject: Birding jargon and more
From: Mary Zenker <dmzenker AT gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 1 Feb 2015 13:17:53 -0600
Thank you, Peter Fissel, for clarifying that term.  I was also puzzled by
that term and when I tried researching it I came up with a very different
picture of the situation ...which brings me to my reason for contributing
to this conversation.  I am very much a beginner and enjoy getting the
emails about what is being seen around the state.  I am often puzzled,
however, by the acronyms, nicknames etc that are used for species,
characteristics and locations.  I usually turn to Google and am confident
that I figure it out approximately 75% of the time but as evidenced by the
fact that I thought GIS was some sort of electronic device, I definitely
would benefit from the use of clear language!  I realize that it is
tiresome to write the same phrase numerous times but I am guessing that I
am not the only one who would appreciate it if writers would use this rule
of thumb: No abbreviations unless the full phrase can be found earlier in
the body or subject line.
Thanks in advance for any and all cooperation.
Mary Zenker
Sauk County

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Subject: Common Redpolls, Ozaukee County
From: "Margo Dolan" <dmarc-noreply AT freelists.org> (Redacted sender "med0018@yahoo.com" for DMARC)
Date: Sun, 1 Feb 2015 12:13:31 -0600
Just had a flock of 25 or so Common Redpolls land at my backyard feeders. Also 
seeing Pine Siskins, Eastern Bluebirds, and American Tree Sparrows. 


Common Redpoll 


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Subject: Birding jargon
From: Peter Fissel <peter.fissel AT wisc.edu>
Date: Sun, 01 Feb 2015 16:50:01 +0000
I had a backchannel inquiry about my post on Horicon-area raptors yesterday. I 
used the term "gis" in relation to IDing an eagle overhead as a Bald. When I 
wrote that, I thought maybe I should have provided a short explanation for any 
new birders who probably aren't familiar with the term or what it means. 


"GIS", which is pronounced "jizz" (and is often written that way, in a bit of a 
corruption of the King's [or Queen's, in current times] English, since it's a 
British term,) stands for "General Impression & Shape". It refers to being able 
to ID (or at least narrow down the possibilities) a bird by an overall 
impression, rather than specific ID points. The best illustration of how this 
works is the "roadside silhouettes" that make up the endsheets on at least the 
older editions of the Peterson guide. If you don't own that guide, I strongly 
recommend finding a copy at a used book store. I'm biased, since I was 
essentially raised on Peterson, but I still think it is by far the best guide 
for beginners, especially the Eastern version. Yes, it won't have some rarer 
species you might see here in Wisconsin, but a beginner doesn't need three 
pages (or more) of Empidonax flycatchers. Our five regularly-occurring species 
are confusing enough. What it lacks in detail it makes up 

 for in clarity and conciseness, and Peterson's phoneticizations of bird calls 
are still the best. 



Now, it's time to bundle up and go out to brush off and restock the feeders. 
There is such a feeding frenzy in this storm that I can watch the seed level go 
down in real time... 



Peter Fissel

in snowy Madison, WI

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Subject: Common Eider - Superior
From: Brian Doverspike <briandoverspike AT hotmail.com>
Date: Sun, 1 Feb 2015 09:52:42 -0600
Becky and I spent a long but very enjoyable day birding yesterday. I got off 
work at 11:30 PM on Friday night and tried to nap, mostly unsuccessfully since 
I was so excited, until 2:15 AM. We loaded up the car and left Pardeeville by 
2:40 and promptly hit a deer, or rather the deer ran into the side of the 
truck, just outside of Pardeeville. No apparent damage to the truck or the deer 
since it was not present. I think it saw the truck at the last moment and 
sideswiped us. Anyway the rest of the trip up was apparently not as eventful as 
I did not wake up until about 30 miles from Superior. Thanks Becky! We arrived 
at Barker's Island at 7:50 AM and were joined by John Dixon and Nolan Pope 
shortly thereafter. We alternately conversed and warmed ourselves in our 
vehicles for a little over an hour while hopefully scanning the Common 
Goldeneyes and a few Mallards. Around 9:10 the Mallards started coming in 
numbers so we bundled up and headed for a closer view. About ten m 

 inutes later I spotted a bird arriving with a flock of Mallards that struck me 
as different enough that I new we were in for a treat. Yes, the Common Eider 
had arrived! Everyone present got great looks and photo ops. I tried to take a 
couple with my phone but between the distance, the cold and my lack of skill 
they are barely recognizable. The wind was brutal! 

After everyone had enough of viewing the Eider, or was too cold to care 
anymore, we teamed up with John and Nolan to search for the Black-billed 
Magpie. We found at least four deer carcasses along 13 in the first 13 miles or 
so but none seemed to match the photo posted by Ryan Brady. We did not find the 
Magpie but were treated to some Common Redpolls and our FOY Pine Siskins. We 
then split with John and Nolan to head to Cornucopia to search for Red 
Crossbills. We pulled into the gas station and didn't even get a chance to go 
inside before spotting a flock of birds. There were around 32 Bohemian Waxwings 
and several Pine Siskins present. We also managed to find two juvenile or 
female Red Crossbills in Cornucopia. Thanks for the post Ryan! Only the second 
time we have seen them. The first surprisingly was in late April on a WSO field 
trip to the Grand River Marsh in Green Lake County. 


All in all a very good day for us.  Seven year birds plus a lifer Common Eider!

Brian Doverspike and Becky Anderson
Pardeeville, Columbia County
 		 	   		  
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Subject: Cooper's Hawk - Columbia County
From: Brian Doverspike <briandoverspike AT hotmail.com>
Date: Sun, 1 Feb 2015 09:18:31 -0600
There is a Cooper's Hawk in the yard feeding on a European Starling right now. 
Did not see the capture, but a good morning for the Coop. We have plenty more 
Starlings and many House Sparrows it can have as well! 

Brian Doverspike and Becky Anderson
Pardeeville, Columbia County
 		 	   		  
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Subject: Horicon raptors (not many)
From: Peter Fissel <peter.fissel AT wisc.edu>
Date: Sun, 01 Feb 2015 04:07:54 +0000
I had to go up to Oshkosh today, so took a swing down Oak Center Rd. north of 
Horicon Marsh on the way up. Total raptors on Oak Center - ONE Red-tailed Hawk. 
I went up Johnson past the pheasant ranch and then took Elm back to Oak Center 
- nada. I did see the Schwalbes ahead of me, so I hope they had more luck than 
I did. 


I also went down Oak Center on my way back to Madison late this afternoon. 
Again, ONE raptor - an Am. Kestrel on a wire, dining on a rodent. I went down 
Stumpf Rd. to Hwy 49 and back west - there was a field trip group there, so I 
hope they found something! I sure didn't. Really a curious lack of hawks today 
along Hwy 151. I don't recall seeing a Rough-leg all day. Did have multiple 
Kestrels (the lack of snow cover is doubtless a factor there,) several 
Red-tails, plus an eagle soaring above the intersection of 151 and Salem Rd. 
north of Columbus (couldn't stop, but "gis" looked good for Bald.) 



Peter Fissel

Madison WI


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Subject: BVG this morning...
From: Tom Koch <helpmerhonda1 AT charter.net>
Date: Sat, 31 Jan 2015 21:43:20 -0600
This morning there were 4 Rough-legged Hawks east down Swamp Rd off of Elm.
A Snowy on a utility pole on Elm.

Tom Koch
Plover
Portage Co
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Subject: Red Crossbill pics - Bayfield County
From: Ryan Brady <ryanbrady10 AT hotmail.com>
Date: Sat, 31 Jan 2015 20:27:14 -0700
Yesterday morning I re-visited the location my son and I had Red Crossbills 
last Sunday and easily found 20+ birds in small groups scattered along Bayfield 
County Highway C near the Brinks Road. About easy to find as one could ask for 
- either on the road, in adjacent trees, or flying over nearly non-stop. I took 
a bunch of photos, and while none came out spectacular, they're better than any 
I have previously of this species. 


http://www.pbase.com/rbrady/recrs2015

Today I was returning from Ashland and found a group of 8-9 Red Crossbills 
gritting on Ondossagon Rd between Wedal and Engoe Rds. Then I found several 
more at Mt. Valhalla Recreation Area off Cty Hwy C not too far from yesterday's 
sightings. 


With a great pine crop this year -- and our next Atlas project nearly off and 
running -- it will be interesting to see if they initiate breeding activity 
soon. Males are in tree tops singing... 



Ryan Brady
Washburn, Bayfield County, WI
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Subject: Outing to the Winneconne area
From: "Paul Bruce" <dmarc-noreply AT freelists.org> (Redacted sender "birdsandfish50@yahoo.com" for DMARC)
Date: Sun, 1 Feb 2015 03:21:48 +0000 (UTC)
With the gracious aid of my pal Mark Benson, we both had a late afternoon 
together,in search of a Pine Warbler that has been coming to a feeder for the 
last 3 weeks in eastOshkosh, to which we started looking for. The residents of 
the house were absolutely hospitablein letting us stay inside to wait for an 
hour to see this uncommon winter sighting....and to no avail.We had to mosey 
on, on to our next target - barred owls of western Winneconne, in Winnebago 
Co.On our chilly walk to our targeted site we encountered a northern shrike 
perched a good 200 yds.away, wouldn't you say, Mark?, who took a few pics of 
after seeing a personal record number of 60 turkeys. What  is the proper 
term, covey?  Other birds in the area were all standard, until 3:45 rolled 
aroundwhen the first barred called , then a few minutes later the second one 
called out. Their duet was very short-lived, and soon after the cold air was 
getting us to depart. We noticed several species of animaltracks on ou 

 r walk, mostly deer and turkey, aside from rodents and canine. On our way home 
we noticed a nesting great horned owl right along Hwy 45. As short of a field 
trip as this was it was most enjoyable, and another public thank you to Mark 
for his automotive hospitality.Paul Bruce, Oshkosh, and as always the warbler 
showed up 10 minutes after we left.  

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Subject: Six gull day at South Shore Yacht Club, Milwaukee
From: "Jym Mooney & Carol Lee Hopkins" <hopmoon AT milwpc.com>
Date: Sat, 31 Jan 2015 21:09:37 -0600
Well, this afternoon was much more like it as far as gull variety goes. For the 
first time this winter I had six species of gull in one spot: a second winter 
Kumlien's Iceland, a first winter Thayers, four Great Black-backed (1 adult 
and 3 first winters), 2 Glaucous (1 adult and 1 immature), and many, many 
Herring Gulls with a few Ring-billed thrown in. I tried very hard for 45 
minutes to find a Lesser Black-backed Gull among the two large flocks on the 
ice, but could not do it. Also of note, a pair of Redheads and a female Hooded 
Merganser. 

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Subject: McFarland (Dane County) today
From: "Tom Wood" <tcwood729 AT wi.rr.com>
Date: Sat, 31 Jan 2015 21:03:19 -0600
I had an interesting and challenging morning in McFarland this morning.
Starting at Babcock Park I saw over 30 Northern Shovelers and 2 Redheads
among many Canada Geese, a few Common Mergansers, a couple of Goldeneye and
a couple of American Coots. There were also domestic geese- variations of
the Graylag Goose. This was just the start of my adventures with geese.
At Lower Mud Lake from the north side (Lewis Park) I saw 5 Ring-necked
Ducks, several Gadwall, and a Canvasback. There were more goldeneye and
Common Mergansers, and a single sleeping swan on the ice with hundreds of
Canada Geese. Two geese swam in front of me, and I could not identify them.
One looked superficially like a blue phase Snow Goose, and the other looked
superficially like a Greater White-fronted Goose, but the bills and body
plumage were all wrong for those species. I had to give up on them, but I
notice that an ebirder posted pictures of both with his checklist, and he
pegged them as Canada Goose X Snow Goose hybrids. I'm glad somebody put a
name to them!
Then it was off to the south side of the lake where I was able to count over
200 Tundra Swans, both adults and juveniles. There were more Gadwalls,
Northern Shovelers, Common Mergansers, and Common Goldeneye, but my next
challenge was another strange goose that I at first called a Barnacle Goose.
All I could see was a white face and black crown which led me to this
erroneous identification. Later, after the geese repositioned themselves, I
was able to see this unusual goose standing on the ice. It was all Canada
Goose from the head down! When I got home, I checked my Sibley field guide,
and it shows a variant Canada goose with a white face, but the bird on Mud
Lake had even more white than in Sibley's illustration. I am assuming it is
just another Canada Goose variant.
The Tundra Swans have been on Lower Mud Lake all winter, so if anybody wants
to see lots of Tundra Swans, in all likelihood they will be there.
Thomas Wood, Menomonee Falls, Waukesha County

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Subject: Jefferson Marsh Wildlife Area
From: Jeff Galligan <jgalligan27 AT gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 31 Jan 2015 20:30:13 -0600
I went to the Jefferson Marsh Wildlife area this evening searching for
Short-eared Owls. I initially saw one Rough-legged Hawk and one Red-tailed
Hawk. As dusk approached I was fortunate enough to see three Short-eared
Owls flying  and cavorting among themselves to the south of highway Y. They
showed up just minutes before it go too dark to see.
Jeff Galligan
Middleton, Wisconsin

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Subject: Possible Great Black-backed Gull
From: Dennis Casper <denncasp.wisbirder AT gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 31 Jan 2015 19:35:30 -0600
This afternoon from the Texas Ave. overlook south of South Shore Park in
Milwaukee, I observed a gull swimming in the harbor below.  After watching
it through my scope for some time, I concluded that it was a Great
Black-backed Gull.  It was clearly a Black-backed--its back and wings were
coal black.  I concluded that it was a Great BBG rather than a Lesser for
three reasons.  First, so far as I could tell through my scope, its head
and neck were entirely white without any noticeable streaking.  On the
assumption that the bird would still be in non-breeding plumage at this
time of year, the white head and neck would indicate that it was a Great
BBG (judging from the illustrations of the two gulls in Sibley).  Second, I
was able to compare this gull with a Herring Gull that was swimming quite
close to it while I was watching.  The Black-backed appeared to me
distinctly larger than the Herring Gull, which would also indicate that it
was a Great BBG.  Another birder present concurred that it did appear
larger than the Herring Gull.  Third (this one is pretty tenuous), when the
gull's rear end was turned toward me and it was swimming, I thought I could
see the tops of its legs, which appeared pink, another characteristic of a
Great BBG.  However, despite these reasons, I'm still not entirely
confident in my judgment.  I haven't had much experience of these gulls.
So if anyone thinks they may have seen this gull and can confirm or
disconfirm my conclusion or can critique my reasoning, I'd appreciate
hearing from you.
I also had a good look at a juvenile Glaucous Gull at the South Shore Yacht
Club today.  It was perched on a post on the pier nearest the parking area
for the boat ramp.  And best of all, along with several other birders, I
had a wonderful view of the Snowy Owl at the Lake Express Ferry Terminal.
When I arrived, it was on the ground to the east of the building feeding on
a kill, the gory remains of which were visible but not identifiable.  After
a time, the Owl left the corpse and perched a few feet away.  It remained
there, looking around in what I imagined to be a well-satisfied way, until
I left.

Dennis Casper
Milwaukee


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Subject: Townsend's Solitaire - Marquette County
From: Carol Jaksic <carol.jaksic AT gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 31 Jan 2015 18:47:09 -0600
I went to see the Townsend's Solitaire between 3:30PM-4:15PM today. 2 women
were at the main outcropping with their dog off the leash, so I went to the
left overlook with the cedar trees waiting for them to leave. Within 2
minutes of getting there the Townsend's Solitaire appeared on top of a lone
cedar tree. It stayed there for about 7 minutes and then continued flying
between the cedars in that location and in trees around me. I heard two
Barred Owls calling and a number of coyotes howling and then gunfire. The
women left with their dog after that because the gunfire and coyotes
sounded pretty close. I  went to the main outcropping and then back to the
cedar overlook, the Townsend's Solitaire was still there. It never
vocalized. It was the only bird I saw on my trek up and down Observatory
Hill. I heard the Pileated Woodpecker when I got to my car, it was calling
from where the road dead ends. I wore ice cleats on my hiking boots. If it
snows tonight (1-2 inches here) the packed down snow/ice trail may be
pretty slick hiking up and down the hill, if you plan on coming to see it.
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Subject: Urban Ecology Center Bird Walk, January 29, 2015
From: Dennis Casper <denncasp.wisbirder AT gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 31 Jan 2015 18:23:23 -0600
Urban Ecology Center, Riverside Park, 1500 East Park Place, Milwaukee, WI
 53211
414-964-8505, www.UrbanEcologyCenter.org
Bird Walk
Thursdays,  8am-10am year round, Free and Open to the Public, All Ages
Welcome

Thursday,  January 29, 2015
32 degrees
Cloudy with snow flurries
12 birders

Species:  17

3 Mallard
3 Ring-billed Gull
3 Herring Gull
25 Rock Pigeon
1 Red-bellied Woodpecker
7 Downy Woodpecker
4 Hairy Woodpecker
1 American Kestrel
1 Peregrine Falcon
1 Northern Shrike

6 American Crow
12 Black-capped Chickadee
6 White-breasted Nuthatch
1 Brown Creeper
14 Dark-eyed Junco
3 Northern Cardinal
20 House Sparrow


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Subject: Re: Common Eider at Superior WI Douglas Co. 1/31/15 YES
From: Jennifer Wenzel <miloloki AT wi.rr.com>
Date: Sat, 31 Jan 2015 17:31:02 -0600
Hi all,

John Dixon asked me to report that the Common Eider was seen today in 
the normal spot at 9:30 am.

Jenny Wenzel
Racine Co.


On 1/30/2015 9:44 PM, Jim Edlhuber wrote:
> Hi all,
> I made the trip up to Superior Wisconsin in hopes to see the reported rare
> for this region, the Common Eider. Daryl Christensen made the trip up with
> me for what would be a very exciting event. We arrived in Superior about
> 8:15 am and hit Barkers Island as the reported location that this duck had
> last been viewed. The small open water on each side of the bridge to the
> island held 4 Mallard Ducks on one side and 8 Common Goldeneyes on the
> other.  The recent reports told of the Common Eider being mixed in the very
> many Mallards and might be hard to locate? We left the area and traveled
> some of the city near the bay looking for open water. Everything was froze
> up. We even traveled the bridge into Minnesota in hopes to spot open water
> somewhere in the area from above, but had the same result, froze up. We
> went back to the island and a couple more ducks were present but no Common
> Eider. At this point we thought we may have lost the chances of seeing the
> Common Eider. We thought we would take a drive out of town to locate the
> deer carcass that was on a road side with a possible Black-billed Magpie.
> We located a carcass, watched over it for almost 30 minutes and decided
> maybe head back into town in hopes the Common Eider has made an appearance.
> Sure enough, there the Common Eider sat on the ice with approximately 40
> other ducks, with some in the water. To say the least, we had two very
> excited birders making the day complete, each with a new life bird. A adult
> male Northern Pintail was also in the group of ducks that had just came in
> and it gave nice views. We put together the ducks maybe spend the night way
> out in open water, during the morning hours they start returning to the
> small open water near the island bridge, just a thought. Thanks to the
> finder of this bird and all the birders that kept the continuing reports of
> this bird coming in.
>
> Common Eider and Northern Pintail images from today at this link if you
> care to view them:
>
> 
http://www.windowtowildlife.com/common-eider-superior-wisconsin-january-30-2015/ 

>
> Thanks and good birding,
>
> Jim Edlhuber
> Town of Genesee Waukesha Co.
>
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Subject: Menasha area
From: Daryl Tessen <bhaunts AT gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 31 Jan 2015 16:06:59 -0600
I checked out the Menasha spots this afternoon. James Island had the usual 
standard waterfowl, plus the wintering White Pelican. The cormorants have not 
been here for over two weeks. Jefferson Park had standard waterfowl including 
hundreds of goldeneyes plus 2 Tundra Swans, 2 Gadwalls, 18 male Redheads and a 
male Ring-necked Duck. The Gadwalls are wintering but the other three waterfowl 
are the first here this winter in case of the swans, while the two ducks have 
not been seen in weeks/months. About 100 gulls were scattered around the open 
water, all Herring (unfortunately). 

Daryl Tessen
Appleton,, WI

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Subject: MKE Iceland Gull
From: Chris Petherick <cpetherick AT me.com>
Date: Sat, 31 Jan 2015 12:08:51 -0600
Not necessarily that rare, but figured I would mention that I found a 2nd year 
Iceland gull in the water off Cupertino Park around 11. It was by itself near 
the marina docks but flew off. I couldn't relocate it. 


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Subject: swans
From: Sandy Petersen <buboarcto2 AT gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 31 Jan 2015 11:48:08 -0600
About 15 minutes ago,
100 swans linearly snaking northwest ...

on the Lake Kegonsa air corridor ..

calling softly all the while ...

Many individuals were gray with

occasional white ones mixed in ...


One all white bird turned the other way ... southeast ...

Did it know something about the weather next week ???


Sandy Petersen, rural Stoughton, Dane County


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Subject: Bald Eagle, Town of Lebanon, Dodge County
From: "Eileen Worman" <eileenworman AT netwurx.net>
Date: Sat, 31 Jan 2015 08:21:15 -0600
Yesterday, late in the afternoon, I was treated to the sight of an adult Bald 
Eagle perched in a tree over the Rock River where it intersects with County 
Road MM in the Town of Lebanon. I was able to watch it for five minutes or so 
and then it flew off, gliding just over the water and heading south. I've been 
wondering if there's a nest in the area and will do my best to scan the trees 
that I can see from the roads running along the river in Lebanon. 

Otherwise in our yard in Lebanon, we've had our usual winter visitors, 
including an occasional visit from Northern Harriers. On Jan. 4th we had two 
Bald Eagles, one adult and one juvenile, fly through, which happens on occasion 
and is always exciting. There's a nesting pair of Great Horned Owls across the 
road that have been calling most mornings and evenings, as well. 

Eileen Worman
Town of Lebanon, Dodge County
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Subject: Re: Common Eider at Superior WI Douglas Co. 1/30/15, some images...
From: "B.G. Sloan" <bgsloan3 AT gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 30 Jan 2015 23:30:30 -0500
Reminds me of when the King Eider showed up behind the Milwaukee Art Museum
three years ago. Cool experience:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/14463444 AT N07/8292883316/

Bernie Sloan
Former Milwaukeean

On Fri, Jan 30, 2015 at 10:44 PM, Jim Edlhuber 
wrote:

> Hi all,
> I made the trip up to Superior Wisconsin in hopes to see the reported rare
> for this region, the Common Eider. Daryl Christensen made the trip up with
> me for what would be a very exciting event. We arrived in Superior about
> 8:15 am and hit Barkers Island as the reported location that this duck had
> last been viewed. The small open water on each side of the bridge to the
> island held 4 Mallard Ducks on one side and 8 Common Goldeneyes on the
> other.  The recent reports told of the Common Eider being mixed in the very
> many Mallards and might be hard to locate? We left the area and traveled
> some of the city near the bay looking for open water. Everything was froze
> up. We even traveled the bridge into Minnesota in hopes to spot open water
> somewhere in the area from above, but had the same result, froze up. We
> went back to the island and a couple more ducks were present but no Common
> Eider. At this point we thought we may have lost the chances of seeing the
> Common Eider. We thought we would take a drive out of town to locate the
> deer carcass that was on a road side with a possible Black-billed Magpie.
> We located a carcass, watched over it for almost 30 minutes and decided
> maybe head back into town in hopes the Common Eider has made an appearance.
> Sure enough, there the Common Eider sat on the ice with approximately 40
> other ducks, with some in the water. To say the least, we had two very
> excited birders making the day complete, each with a new life bird. A adult
> male Northern Pintail was also in the group of ducks that had just came in
> and it gave nice views. We put together the ducks maybe spend the night way
> out in open water, during the morning hours they start returning to the
> small open water near the island bridge, just a thought. Thanks to the
> finder of this bird and all the birders that kept the continuing reports of
> this bird coming in.
>
> Common Eider and Northern Pintail images from today at this link if you
> care to view them:
>
>
> 
http://www.windowtowildlife.com/common-eider-superior-wisconsin-january-30-2015/ 

>
> Thanks and good birding,
>
> Jim Edlhuber
> Town of Genesee Waukesha Co.
>
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Subject: Common Eider at Superior WI Douglas Co. 1/30/15, some images...
From: Jim Edlhuber <jimedlhuber AT gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 30 Jan 2015 21:44:00 -0600
Hi all,
I made the trip up to Superior Wisconsin in hopes to see the reported rare
for this region, the Common Eider. Daryl Christensen made the trip up with
me for what would be a very exciting event. We arrived in Superior about
8:15 am and hit Barkers Island as the reported location that this duck had
last been viewed. The small open water on each side of the bridge to the
island held 4 Mallard Ducks on one side and 8 Common Goldeneyes on the
other.  The recent reports told of the Common Eider being mixed in the very
many Mallards and might be hard to locate? We left the area and traveled
some of the city near the bay looking for open water. Everything was froze
up. We even traveled the bridge into Minnesota in hopes to spot open water
somewhere in the area from above, but had the same result, froze up. We
went back to the island and a couple more ducks were present but no Common
Eider. At this point we thought we may have lost the chances of seeing the
Common Eider. We thought we would take a drive out of town to locate the
deer carcass that was on a road side with a possible Black-billed Magpie.
We located a carcass, watched over it for almost 30 minutes and decided
maybe head back into town in hopes the Common Eider has made an appearance.
Sure enough, there the Common Eider sat on the ice with approximately 40
other ducks, with some in the water. To say the least, we had two very
excited birders making the day complete, each with a new life bird. A adult
male Northern Pintail was also in the group of ducks that had just came in
and it gave nice views. We put together the ducks maybe spend the night way
out in open water, during the morning hours they start returning to the
small open water near the island bridge, just a thought. Thanks to the
finder of this bird and all the birders that kept the continuing reports of
this bird coming in.

Common Eider and Northern Pintail images from today at this link if you
care to view them:


http://www.windowtowildlife.com/common-eider-superior-wisconsin-january-30-2015/ 


Thanks and good birding,

Jim Edlhuber
Town of Genesee Waukesha Co.


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Subject: Making Our Private Lands Count for Birds: March 19-21 - Registration open!
From: Karen Etter Hale <chimneyswift1 AT icloud.com>
Date: Fri, 30 Jan 2015 21:25:02 -0600
Making Our Private Lands Count for Birds
Whether you are a landowner, conservation practitioner, land manager, or bird 
lover, the WBCI annual conference, Making Our Private Lands Count for Birds, 
March 19-21 in Chippewa Falls, will have something to engage, intrigue, and 
inform you. 


The agenda and registration form are now posted at 
http://www.wisconsinbirds.org/annualmeeting-2015.htm 


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

Privately owned lands across the nation are critical for bird conservation. Did 
you know that over 100 species of birds breeding in the U.S. have 50% or more 
of their breeding distributions on private lands? Over 80% of the distribution 
of both grassland and eastern forest breeding birds is on private lands, and 
about 90% of the U.S.s most productive waterfowl breeding grounds (the 
prairie pothole region) is privately owned. Here in Wisconsin, 66% of forests 
and 75% of both grasslands and wetlands are in private hands, much of it in 
working lands that produce food, timber, and other resources while also 
providing valuable bird habitat. The need for creative partnerships and 
conservation strategies that effectively combine bird habitat needs with 
landowner goals is only increasing. You can make a huge impact for birds and 
other wildlife through the decisions you make about your land. 


There will be a Flying Wild workshop (separate registration) on Thursday, 
followed by an informal Birds & Beers gathering Thursday evening. Friday will 
feature a full-day of presentations and discussions (see agenda). On field 
trips Saturday morning, well see these practices in real life from landowners 
just like you. Join us as we explore the opportunities, challenges, and 
successes of bird conservation on private lands! 


Hope to see you there!

 

Karen

Karen Etter Hale

Chair, Wisconsin Bird Conservation Initiative

Director of Community Relations, Wisconsin Audubon Council

P.O. Box 22

Lake Mills, WI 53551

 

(920) 245-1395 (cell)

wbcibird AT gmail.com

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Subject: Re: RFI, Lars, the Northern Hawk Owl near Eau Claire
From: "Claudia" <dmarc-noreply AT freelists.org> (Redacted sender "cgiamati@yahoo.com" for DMARC)
Date: Fri, 30 Jan 2015 19:38:46 -0600
I drove by there today in the afternoon around 2:30 and saw several 
photographers following the active bird around. I saw the bird flush 3 times 
while there. But the Northern Hawk owl is still present on Lars rd in Eau 
Claire as of Friday 1/30 


Knowledge of the path is no substitute for putting one foot in front of the 
other 


> On Jan 30, 2015, at 6:12 PM, Steve Betchkal  
wrote: 

> 
> Hi Josh -- I know he was spotted yesterday, the 29th, for sure. That's the 
last time anybody actually posted it, but the reports have dropped off because 
he's been around for 1.5 months now. he has been in the same "three block" 
vicinity" since Dc 6th, and any time of day is good. He does bounce up and down 
in the trees though, so he can be hidden to the eye at times, though he 
eventually pops back up to the top of some tree soon or later. 

> Many More Birds to You
> Steve Betchkal
> 
> 
>> Date: Fri, 30 Jan 2015 23:07:49 +0000
>> From: dmarc-noreply AT freelists.org
>> To: wisbirdn AT freelists.org
>> Subject: [wisb] RFI, Lars, the Northern Hawk Owl near Eau Claire
>> 
>> I am thinking about making a trip up to Eau Claire to see Lars. Has he been 
spotted recently? Any other places to look aside from Lars Rd.? Best times to 
look? 

>> Thank you in advance, Josh
>> Madison, WI (Dane)
>> Life Bird List: http://wiscsnablog.wordpress.com/2014/03/19/lifebirds/
>> Flickr Photos: 
http://www.flickr.com/photos/wackybadger/collections/72157639655216163/ 

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Subject: Re: RFI, Lars, the Northern Hawk Owl near Eau Claire
From: Chris West <little_blue_birdie AT msn.com>
Date: Fri, 30 Jan 2015 19:34:27 -0600
Josh et al, 

The bird was present at 3pm this afternoon.  

Since it is apparently overwintering in this location, it will likely be in the 
area until about mid-March. 



--Chris

Happy Birding! --Chris W
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"The beauty and genius of a work of art may be reconceived, though its first 
material expression be destroyed; a vanished harmony may yet again inspire the 
composer; but when the last individual of a race of living things breathes no 
more, another heaven and another earth must pass before such a one can be 
again." 


(From William Beebe's "The Bird: Its Form and Function," 1906)

> Date: Fri, 30 Jan 2015 23:07:49 +0000
> From: dmarc-noreply AT freelists.org
> To: wisbirdn AT freelists.org
> Subject: [wisb] RFI, Lars, the Northern Hawk Owl near Eau Claire
> 
> I am thinking about making a trip up to Eau Claire to see Lars. Has he been 
spotted recently? Any other places to look aside from Lars Rd.? Best times to 
look? 

> Thank you in advance, Josh
> Madison, WI (Dane)
> Life Bird List: http://wiscsnablog.wordpress.com/2014/03/19/lifebirds/
> Flickr Photos: 
http://www.flickr.com/photos/wackybadger/collections/72157639655216163/ 

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Subject: Re: RFI, Lars, the Northern Hawk Owl near Eau Claire
From: little_blue_birdie <little_blue_birdie AT msn.com>
Date: Fri, 30 Jan 2015 19:30:12 -0600
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Subject: Re: RFI, Lars, the Northern Hawk Owl near Eau Claire
From: Steve Betchkal <gonebirding88 AT hotmail.com>
Date: Fri, 30 Jan 2015 18:12:42 -0600
Hi Josh -- I know he was spotted yesterday, the 29th, for sure. That's the last 
time anybody actually posted it, but the reports have dropped off because he's 
been around for 1.5 months now. he has been in the same "three block" vicinity" 
since Dc 6th, and any time of day is good. He does bounce up and down in the 
trees though, so he can be hidden to the eye at times, though he eventually 
pops back up to the top of some tree soon or later. 

Many More Birds to You
Steve Betchkal


> Date: Fri, 30 Jan 2015 23:07:49 +0000
> From: dmarc-noreply AT freelists.org
> To: wisbirdn AT freelists.org
> Subject: [wisb] RFI, Lars, the Northern Hawk Owl near Eau Claire
> 
> I am thinking about making a trip up to Eau Claire to see Lars. Has he been 
spotted recently? Any other places to look aside from Lars Rd.? Best times to 
look? 

> Thank you in advance, Josh
> Madison, WI (Dane)
> Life Bird List: http://wiscsnablog.wordpress.com/2014/03/19/lifebirds/
> Flickr Photos: 
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Subject: RFI, Lars, the Northern Hawk Owl near Eau Claire
From: "Josh Mayer" <dmarc-noreply AT freelists.org> (Redacted sender "wackybadger@yahoo.com" for DMARC)
Date: Fri, 30 Jan 2015 23:07:49 +0000 (UTC)
I am thinking about making a trip up to Eau Claire to see Lars.  Has he been 
spotted recently?  Any other places to look aside from Lars Rd.?  Best times 
to look? 

Thank you in advance, Josh
Madison, WI (Dane)
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Subject: FW: Golden Eagle at Honey Creek (Sauk Co.)
From: Peter Fissel <peter.fissel AT wisc.edu>
Date: Fri, 30 Jan 2015 14:36:10 +0000
Jim Otto was out and about yesterday - here's part of his report from the WSO 
property at Honey Creek in Sauk Co.: 


Not at all birdy except along Alder Dr.(?) where I found a mixed flock of BC 
Chickadees, Nuthatches, and a Tufted Titmouse. The winds were getting strong by 
the time I got back to the car, and I then noticed several raptors soaring 
above the ridge to the south. Eventually I tallied four Bald Eagles (2 adult, 2 
imm.), a Red-tailed Hawk, and an imm. Golden Eagle, all of which were 
periodically being hassled by up to eight American Crows. 


Jim O


via Peter Fissel

Madison WI


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Subject: Fw: Sherman Nature Explorer Mentors at Picnic Point and Warner Park
From: Peter Fissel <peter.fissel AT wisc.edu>
Date: Fri, 30 Jan 2015 14:29:57 +0000
________________________________
From: paul_noeldner 
Sent: Friday, January 30, 2015 1:37 AM
To: Peter Fissel
Subject: Sherman Nature Explorer Mentors at Picnic Point and Warner Park

Peter - please fwd to wisbirdnet thanks!

2015-01-28 07:41
UW Lakeshore Nature Preserve--Picnic Point
Protocol: Traveling
1 Miles
90 Minutes 22 deg cloudy 5mph wind
Observers: 10
All birds reported? Yes
Comments: This is the every Wed morning training walk led by Anke Keuser with 
Uw Nelson Inst. student mentors for the Sherman Nature Explorers. A new group 
this semester enjoyed a wintry morning hike across Picnic Point and through the 
woods along Lake Mendota to find woodpeckers and their feeding flock friends. 
Crows were clearly harassing a hawk or owl near the big Great Horned Owl nest 
box but it remained successfully concealed. A highlight was the tinkling sound 
and sighting of a Brown Creeper. 


    2    Red-bellied Woodpecker
    3    Downy Woodpecker
    1    Hairy Woodpecker
    5    American Crow
    10    Black-capped Chickadee
    4    White-breasted Nuthatch
    1    Brown Creeper
    4    Dark-eyed Junco
    1    Northern Cardinal

Warner Park (Dane Co.)
Protocol: Traveling
1 Miles
90 Minutes
Observers: 10
All birds reported? Yes
Comments: This is the every Wed afternoon Sherman Nature Explorers outing in 
Warner Park. Today was a training day for the UW student mentors who explored 
the big hill (on sleds of course) and the marsh, thicket and woodland habitats 
and practiced their binocular and birding skills. Birds were surprisingly quiet 
for a nice winter day but representative winter birds were located by the 
students. 


    2    Canada Goose
    1    Red-bellied Woodpecker
    1    Downy Woodpecker
    2    American Crow
    2    Black-capped Chickadee
    1    White-breasted Nuthatch
    1    Brown Creeper
    3    Dark-eyed Junco
    3    Northern Cardinal
    2    House Sparrow

Paul Noeldner, Maple Bluff
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Subject: Black-billed Magpie - Superior
From: Ryan Brady <ryanbrady10 AT hotmail.com>
Date: Fri, 30 Jan 2015 06:02:23 -0700
Black-billed Magpie near Superior (Douglas County) on Tuesday January 27. 

Just received the following report and photo: "I was several miles east of 
Superior on Highway 13 this afternoon, when I stopped to look at an eagle and 
some crows/ravens feeding on a deer carcass. Among them was a black-billed 
magpie. I have attached a photograph of it." Thanks to David Bratley for 
passing along the report. 


http://www.pbase.com/rbrady/image/158978608


Ryan Brady
Washburn, Bayfield County, WI
http://www.pbase.com/rbrady
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Subject: Lots of Kestrels, from Alto to Oshkosh
From: Mark Benson <2718mtb AT gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 29 Jan 2015 20:46:09 -0600
Hey All,
I was happy this afternoon to count FIVE American Kestrels on my drive home
from Alto to Oshkosh, including one which was eating a mouse up on the
power line.  It's pretty rare that the Kestrels outnumber the red-tailed
hawks.

Also on the drive home today I saw a Snowy Owl on the Butte des Mortes
Bridge in Oshkosh, which may or may not be the same individual which I saw
several times last week at the south end of Oshkosh, by the airport.

Yesterday I had the honor of hosting an Eastern Screech Owl in my backyard
all day, but unfortunately it was not present again today.  I still have my
fingers crossed that it will nest in my yard.  My kids (who are five and
almost-four years old) were so inspired by the owl yesterday that today
they brought five books about owls home from the Library for me to read
with them!

Yours in birding,

Mark Benson
Oshkosh, WI


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Subject: Long-tailed Ducks, Chippewa County
From: Rory Cameron <rory_cameron AT hotmail.com>
Date: Thu, 29 Jan 2015 14:58:24 -0600
Shortly after one p.m. today, January 29, 2015, I found two female Long-tailed 
Ducks in Chippewa Falls just past the Main Street Bridge. They were viewed from 
the boat landing. There had been discussion late last year whether there were 
one or two female LTDUs, because single individuals had been seen at two 
different locations. This answers that question. 

 
Rory Cameron
Chippewa Falls

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understand it are the people who own itfor a little while." Willa Cather 

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Subject: Avian Splendor Amidst Scarcity on Hibernating Landscapes; 28 January 2015
From: Michael Huebschen <huebschenhuebschen AT sbcglobal.net>
Date: Thu, 29 Jan 2015 11:22:04 -0800
Hello All,
While enroute to Necedah NWR on State Hwy. 21 on the morning of 28 January, my 
visual receptors were sharply nudged by about six Red-tailed Hawks and groups 
of American Crows. Most of the Red-tails were quite close to the road. Splendor 
exuding from what some might consider the rather mundane and ordinary. East of 
Red Granite, the Arctic Ambassador of indifference to, and possibly, disdain 
for hominid convention was perched in royal repose on a power pole at the 
intersection of Hwy. 21 and Cree Avenue. This particular Snowy Owl was almost 
completely white. Was it a delusional apparition? No, this capture "compulsive" 
has images in digital storage. This be the very first intercept in space-time 
with an almost all white Snowy Owl at close viewing distance that has graced my 
67 years aboard the planet. 


At Necedah Refuge, my trek north on Hwy. 80 intruded upon the scavenging 
activity of a Bald Eagle. I managed about two miles worth of hiking. The only 
avian encounter occurred in a fringe of low timber where annual herbs had 
proliferated in the ground flora the previous summer. My auditory "dishes" were 
first alerted by delicate twitter. Quickly, the movement of sparrow sized 
morsels of avian enthusiasm was visible about 30 yards distant. A group of 
Common Redpolls, while going unassumingly about their seed gathering, 
punctuated for a half minute or so an austere and serene landscape. My clumsy 
attempt to move a bit closer was rebuffed. 


Would I recommend against a Necedah Refuge hike by birders at this season? Not 
on your life list! It is a great opportunity to immerse for a few hours in the 
serene contrast of a quiet that murmurs only of residual leaves fluttering in 
the wind. 


The one to four inches of snow over which I tramped was well embroidered with 
mammalian signature: Red and Gray Squirrel, Deer, Striped Skunk, Raccoon, 
Porcupine, Mink, Beaver, Otter, Fox, Coyote, and LOTS of LARGE CANID 
PRINTS-GRAY WOLVES! Bonus balm for the synaptic storage reservoir. 


Best Wishes,

Michael J. Huebschen
Oshkosh, Winnebago County, Wisconsin

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Subject: Re: Angry landowner in Horicon area
From: Kyle Lindemer <kyle.lindemer AT gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 29 Jan 2015 10:35:49 -0600
It seems the theme from most people replying to this is to submit to this guy, 
or to stay away. Why? The initial email clearly states the birders were on the 
road, and not private property. The birders are not in the wrong. The farmer 
is. As long as you are on public land, you can point your scope or binoculars 
in any direction you please. If he is intimidating birders, ordering them from 
the public roadway, or threatening them, the authorities need to be called. I 
have no problem explaining to someone what I am doing or what I am looking at. 
I'll even let them look at the bird in my scope, but behavior such as his won't 
be tolerated by me. 

In reference to the last post about creating a new subject line and not 
replying to the previous email, this practice makes it harder to filter 
messages you don't want to see. I can easily delete all the messages with the 
same subject line if I don't want to see them. The WISBIRDN FAQs state to reply 
to the original email. 


"How do I reply to a message I read on WISBIRDN?
To respond to a message posted on WISBIRDN use your email program's "Reply" 
function. Your response will go directly to the sender of the original post. 
This is done to help prevent personal responses (possibly embarrassing ones) 
from accidentally going to the entire list. 


To include the entire list in your response (which most people replying intend 
to do), use your email program’s “Reply All” function which will include 
both the original sender and the entire list." 


Thanks,

Kyle Lindemer
Madison, Dane County
Sent from my iPhone

> On Jan 28, 2015, at 15:13, Carl Schwartz  wrote:
> 
> I am forwarding this email  on behalf of Dennis Panicucci of Hartford:
> 
> Dee Freeman and I went over to Horicon today in search of the Goshawk and 
Merlin that had been reported in that area, We were successful in finding the 
Merlin on a utility wire near the intersection of Oak Center Rd. and Johnson Rd 
north of the marsh. As we were viewing it, a Goshawk flew over headed north 
toward the pheasant farm. We followed it part way down Johnson and then pulled 
over about 1/5 of a mile short of the pheasant farm to check out the area with 
our binocs. Immediately the property owner came storming down his driveway on 
an ATV, drove down the road and pulled up along side our car. He was extremely 
upset with us and all the birders who have been stopping by and seemed 
intimated by all the scopes and lens being focused in the general direction of 
his house. He was quite threatening and ordered us to get out of there even 
though we were on public right-of-way. So we just wanted to forewarn everyone 
of the situation. Please remember your birding etiquette, and 

  i
> f you do go up it might be best just to do a slow drive- bye rather than 
stopping. 

> 
> 
> Dee Freeman &
> Dennis Panicucci
> 
> Carl Schwartz
> Fox Point
> Milwaukee County
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Subject: Angry landowner in Horican area (see how easy it is)
From: "John Byrne" <jbyrne5004 AT sbcglobal.net>
Date: Thu, 29 Jan 2015 09:23:52 -0600
birders away from his property. I frequently have deer in my yard. At this time 
of the year in a normally snowy winter they are hard-up for food and come for 
the spilled birdseed. A couple of years ago there was a large buck which hung 
around for the better part of a day. Within a very short time of its appearance 
cars and trucks started pulling up to the curb in front of my yard, and some 
drivers were walking into my yard to take pictures of the buck. Fortunately the 
buck got tired of all the attention and departed and so did the gawkers, but it 
was annoying to have those people in close proximity to my house (for 
perspective, my house has been broken in to twice in recent years, so I have 
heightened sensitivity to the presence of strangers even if they stay on public 
property). I suggest you consider the possibility that this farmer has had bad 
experiences with birders too. Hunters are advised to ask permission of a 
landowner to enter his property to follow or retrie 

 ve downed game. It might be a good practice for birders also. Another 
suggestion would be to place large signs in your car windows with the word 
"birdwatchers" on them, such as is done by some during the Christmas bird 
count. 

 

 Now, by my count Carl Swartz' original forwarded message on the subject of the 
grouchy pheasant farmer was repeated 10 times in Thurs. edition of V8 no. 28 
ebird report, and so were many of the responses to his post. Come on folks, 
surely if you own a device which allows you to message from the field, you 
ought to know how to send that message as a new message and NOT A REPLY. You 
are just clogging up the daily reports with a bunch of useless repetition. 




John Byrne

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Subject: Another snowy owl FDL!
From: mark franz <mjf1960 AT gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 29 Jan 2015 07:51:13 -0600
just north of the pump station At N4784 River Road, on a power pole ( 3rd
north of address), is another snowy (7:50 am).
Mark Franz
Find du Lac

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Subject: Snowy owl- Fond du lac
From: mark franz <mjf1960 AT gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 29 Jan 2015 07:35:56 -0600
a snowy is sitting ( 7:35am) on a power pole directly across from Waste
Management in the FDL industrial park.  I saw it fly into the waste
management yes and snag a vole.  iPhone photos-poor quality if interested.
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Subject: AOL email addresses booted off
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Date: Thu, 29 Jan 2015 03:11:51 +0000
As I feared, there have been enough spam messages to the list from hacked 
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Subject: South Shore Yacht Club today
From: Jennifer Ambrose <jenthreat AT gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 28 Jan 2015 19:43:57 -0600
I had a fun half hour or so down at the South Shore Yacht Club and Lake
Ferry Express this afternoon. First, I found my first of year adult Lesser
Black-backed Gull (along with a young, all white Glaucous and possible
juvenile GBBG). Then, as I was scanning from Iron St, I saw two far away
large white birds. I first thought that they were both Snowy Owls. After
one alighted on a light pole at the express, I knew it was the resident
Snowy and I quickly realized that bird had perched in a photo-friendly spot
for a change. However, I kept my eyes on the other bird that was flying
toward me. I was a little excited when I IDed it as a swan. Unfortunately,
it was the nonnative Mute Swan. Nonetheless, it was my first of year, so
all was good! Unfortunately, the Snowy didn't stay on its light pole perch
for long after I arrived, but I managed one mediocre photo. Note that the
workers at the express have placed orange cones down, blocking Snowy fans
from driving all the way up to the fence line. You can still drive in and
park, though.
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Subject: FW: Rare Bird
From: donald van duyse <dvanduyse AT hotmail.com>
Date: Wed, 28 Jan 2015 19:40:02 -0600
Date: Tue, 27 Jan 2015 06:19:55 -0800
From: fgostrander AT att.net
Subject: Rare Bird
To: dvanduyse AT hotmail.com

Don
A Gray-crowned Yellowthroat is being seen at Estro Yano State Park here in the 
valley. First time in many years that it has been seen in the USA. Please pass 
on this info. There may be a few extreme birders in the state who want/need 
this bird. I can provide more info if someone wants it. 

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Subject: Re: Angry landowner in Horicon area
From: Scott Weberpal <scott.weberpal AT gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 28 Jan 2015 17:57:49 -0600
A few pheasants on top of netting isn't a cause for alarm and likely isn't
due to negligence.  Pheasants die at farms all the time - whether from
cannibalism, disease, or something else.  Chances are, the owner is tossing
them on top for raptors to enjoy, the pheasants certainly aren't getting
through the 2" netting on their own.  It would be irresponsible to report
someone when there is nothing wrong or illegal happening.  Much ado about
nothing.
If others wish to report a couple dead pheasants to authorities, I can't
stop them.

Since this is straying a bit from the original topic, feel free to
back-channel me if you wish to continue the discussion about the dead birds
as I won't be replying to the list any longer.

Scott Weberpal
Whitewater



On Wed, Jan 28, 2015 at 5:47 PM, Jennifer Ambrose 
wrote:

> My goodness! Whether they're pheasants or raptors, it's alarming that this
> guy doesn't seem to notice/care what's happening. Sounds like birds are
> needlessly suffering. I hope that everyone who saw the dead birds will
> report it.
>
> On Wed, Jan 28, 2015 at 5:36 PM, Scott Weberpal 
> wrote:
>
>> When I went through the area this past Sunday, there were clearly a few
>> birds on top of the netting, however, of the two I could easily view from
>> the road, neither were raptors.  By the feet alone (not talons) it was
>> clear the dead birds on top of the netting were some sort of game bird -
>> either pheasants or similar.
>> http://scottweberpal.zenfolio.com/img/s5/v121/p364990154.jpg
>> Scott Webepal
>> Whitewater
>>
>> On Wed, Jan 28, 2015 at 5:25 PM, David Freriks 
>> wrote:
>>
>> > I don't think that there is any evidence that he is shooting hawks. I
>> > wouldn't want to go down that road without direct evidence and there is
>> > none.  It would be very easy for  the raptors to become entangled in the
>> > netting as they make an attempt for the pheasants below and I'm pretty
>> sure
>> > that is all that is what is happening.  Wisconsin DNR or the U.S. Fish
>> and
>> > Wildlife Service would probably be the two best bets to contact.
>> > Dave Freriks
>> > West Bend
>> >
>> > On Wed, Jan 28, 2015 at 5:17 PM, Jennifer Ambrose 
>> > wrote:
>> >
>> > > It seems like it will be a good idea not to stop within sight of his
>> > > driveway. I wouldn't want more birds to suffer if he decides to shoot
>> > even
>> > > more hawks to try and deter birders from being near his property,
>> > although
>> > > we need to be sure we have the facts re: dead raptors on his property.
>> > >
>> > > Who should be notified about the dead hawks? Local DNR?
>> > >
>> > > I was there on Sat and he must not have been home, as I didn't
>> encounter
>> > > him. I would have steered clear if I had known.
>> > >
>> > > Jennifer A
>> > > Milwaukee
>> > > On Jan 28, 2015 4:34 PM, "David Freriks"  wrote:
>> > >
>> > >> Dam. This person is located just north of the Horicon Marsh. I have
>> > heard
>> > >> from a couple people of issues from this guy lately. My guess is
>> that he
>> > >> doesn't want people hanging around his pheasant farm and/or taking
>> > photos
>> > >> because the netting on his pheasant farm is causing raptors to get
>> > caught
>> > >> in it and die. Someone reported 3 dead raptors there last week... I
>> saw
>> > >> one
>> > >> on Sunday. Everyone else in the area has been more than friendly....
>> I
>> > >> have
>> > >> talked to a number of them over the winter. They all seem interested
>> in
>> > >> the
>> > >> birds hanging around there this winter.
>> > >>    From what I have been told of this guy, a report needs to be
>> filed on
>> > >> him. There is also an issue of what appears to be quite a few raptors
>> > >> dying
>> > >> in his netting which depending upon your personal feelings can or can
>> > not
>> > >> be reported to the proper authorities.
>> > >> Dave Freriks
>> > >> West Bend
>> > >>
>> > >>
>> > >> On Wed, Jan 28, 2015 at 4:22 PM, Al Schirmacher <
>> alschirmacher AT live.com
>> > >
>> > >> wrote:
>> > >>
>> > >> > If I remember correctly, he also shot over the head of Bart Martin
>> as
>> > >> > well.  Caution advised!
>> > >> >
>> > >> > Al Schirmacher
>> > >> > formerly Madison, WI
>> > >> >
>> > >> > Sent from my iPhone
>> > >> >
>> > >> > > On Jan 28, 2015, at 3:45 PM, Peter Fissel > >
>> > >> wrote:
>> > >> > >
>> > >> > > I believe you're referring to the rather ironically-named Mr.
>> Bird,
>> > >> over
>> > >> > on Jersey Rd. off Breezy Point Rd. just north of Beaver Dam, Betsy.
>> > >> > >
>> > >> > > In my experience over decades of birding and years of doing CBCs
>> and
>> > >> > other bird surveys/counts, landowners in general and farmers in
>> > >> particular
>> > >> > are often quite suspicious of people checking out their property
>> with
>> > >> > optical equipment and cameras (and bear in mind that the majority
>> of
>> > >> > non-birders can't tell a spotting scope from a telephoto lens.)  I
>> > >> suspect
>> > >> > apprehensiveness of animal-rights activists plays a role in this,
>> at
>> > >> least
>> > >> > for farmers and ranchers.
>> > >> > >
>> > >> > > Try your best to remain friendly and above all, forthright -
>> often a
>> > >> > simple explanation will defuse a potentially volatile situation.
>> But
>> > >> bear
>> > >> > in mind that some people simply cannot be reasoned with (this
>> seems to
>> > >> be
>> > >> > the case in the majority of encounters with Mr. Bird, for example,)
>> > and
>> > >> > it's best not to push your luck.
>> > >> > >
>> > >> > > Peter Fissel
>> > >> > > Wisbirdn Admin
>> > >> > > Madison WI
>> > >> > > ________________________________________
>> > >> > > From: wisbirdn-bounce AT freelists.org <
>> wisbirdn-bounce AT freelists.org>
>> > >> on
>> > >> > behalf of Betsy Abert 
>> > >> > > Sent: Wednesday, January 28, 2015 3:25 PM
>> > >> > > To: wisbirdn AT freelists.org
>> > >> > > Subject: [wisb] Re: Angry landowner in Horicon area
>> > >> > >
>> > >> > > Is this the same guy that many of us had issues with a couple
>> years
>> > >> ago?
>> > >> > >
>> > >> > > Betsy Abert, So. Milwaukee
>> > >> > >
>> > >> > >
>> > >> > > -----Original Message-----
>> > >> > > From: Carl Schwartz 
>> > >> > > To: Wisconsin Birding Network 
>> > >> > > Sent: Wed, Jan 28, 2015 3:14 pm
>> > >> > > Subject: [wisb] Angry landowner in Horicon area
>> > >> > >
>> > >> > >
>> > >> > > I am forwarding this email  on behalf of Dennis Panicucci of
>> > Hartford:
>> > >> > >
>> > >> > > Dee Freeman and I went over to Horicon today in search of the
>> > Goshawk
>> > >> > and Merlin that had been reported in that area, We were successful
>> in
>> > >> > finding the Merlin on a utility wire near the intersection of Oak
>> > Center
>> > >> > Rd. and Johnson Rd north of the marsh. As we were viewing it, a
>> > Goshawk
>> > >> > flew over headed north toward the pheasant farm. We followed it
>> part
>> > way
>> > >> > down Johnson and then pulled over about 1/5 of a mile short of the
>> > >> pheasant
>> > >> > farm to check out the area with our binocs. Immediately the
>> property
>> > >> owner
>> > >> > came storming down his driveway on an ATV, drove down the road and
>> > >> pulled
>> > >> > up along side our car. He was extremely upset with us and all the
>> > >> birders
>> > >> > who have been stopping by and seemed intimated by all the scopes
>> and
>> > >> lens
>> > >> > being focused in the general direction of his house. He was quite
>> > >> > threatening and ordered us to get out of there even though we were
>> on
>> > >> > public right-of-way. So we just wanted to forewarn everyone of the
>> > >> > situation. Please remember your birding etiquette, and
>> > >> >   i
>> > >> > > f you do go up it might be best just to do a slow drive- bye
>> rather
>> > >> than
>> > >> > stopping.
>> > >> > >
>> > >> > >
>> > >> > > Dee Freeman &
>> > >> > > Dennis Panicucci
>> > >> > >
>> > >> > > Carl Schwartz
>> > >> > > Fox Point
>> > >> > > Milwaukee County
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Subject: Re: Angry landowner in Horicon area
From: Jennifer Ambrose <jenthreat AT gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 28 Jan 2015 17:47:37 -0600
My goodness! Whether they're pheasants or raptors, it's alarming that this
guy doesn't seem to notice/care what's happening. Sounds like birds are
needlessly suffering. I hope that everyone who saw the dead birds will
report it.
On Wed, Jan 28, 2015 at 5:36 PM, Scott Weberpal 
wrote:

> When I went through the area this past Sunday, there were clearly a few
> birds on top of the netting, however, of the two I could easily view from
> the road, neither were raptors.  By the feet alone (not talons) it was
> clear the dead birds on top of the netting were some sort of game bird -
> either pheasants or similar.
> http://scottweberpal.zenfolio.com/img/s5/v121/p364990154.jpg
> Scott Webepal
> Whitewater
>
> On Wed, Jan 28, 2015 at 5:25 PM, David Freriks 
> wrote:
>
> > I don't think that there is any evidence that he is shooting hawks. I
> > wouldn't want to go down that road without direct evidence and there is
> > none.  It would be very easy for  the raptors to become entangled in the
> > netting as they make an attempt for the pheasants below and I'm pretty
> sure
> > that is all that is what is happening.  Wisconsin DNR or the U.S. Fish
> and
> > Wildlife Service would probably be the two best bets to contact.
> > Dave Freriks
> > West Bend
> >
> > On Wed, Jan 28, 2015 at 5:17 PM, Jennifer Ambrose 
> > wrote:
> >
> > > It seems like it will be a good idea not to stop within sight of his
> > > driveway. I wouldn't want more birds to suffer if he decides to shoot
> > even
> > > more hawks to try and deter birders from being near his property,
> > although
> > > we need to be sure we have the facts re: dead raptors on his property.
> > >
> > > Who should be notified about the dead hawks? Local DNR?
> > >
> > > I was there on Sat and he must not have been home, as I didn't
> encounter
> > > him. I would have steered clear if I had known.
> > >
> > > Jennifer A
> > > Milwaukee
> > > On Jan 28, 2015 4:34 PM, "David Freriks"  wrote:
> > >
> > >> Dam. This person is located just north of the Horicon Marsh. I have
> > heard
> > >> from a couple people of issues from this guy lately. My guess is that
> he
> > >> doesn't want people hanging around his pheasant farm and/or taking
> > photos
> > >> because the netting on his pheasant farm is causing raptors to get
> > caught
> > >> in it and die. Someone reported 3 dead raptors there last week... I
> saw
> > >> one
> > >> on Sunday. Everyone else in the area has been more than friendly.... I
> > >> have
> > >> talked to a number of them over the winter. They all seem interested
> in
> > >> the
> > >> birds hanging around there this winter.
> > >>    From what I have been told of this guy, a report needs to be filed
> on
> > >> him. There is also an issue of what appears to be quite a few raptors
> > >> dying
> > >> in his netting which depending upon your personal feelings can or can
> > not
> > >> be reported to the proper authorities.
> > >> Dave Freriks
> > >> West Bend
> > >>
> > >>
> > >> On Wed, Jan 28, 2015 at 4:22 PM, Al Schirmacher <
> alschirmacher AT live.com
> > >
> > >> wrote:
> > >>
> > >> > If I remember correctly, he also shot over the head of Bart Martin
> as
> > >> > well.  Caution advised!
> > >> >
> > >> > Al Schirmacher
> > >> > formerly Madison, WI
> > >> >
> > >> > Sent from my iPhone
> > >> >
> > >> > > On Jan 28, 2015, at 3:45 PM, Peter Fissel 
> > >> wrote:
> > >> > >
> > >> > > I believe you're referring to the rather ironically-named Mr.
> Bird,
> > >> over
> > >> > on Jersey Rd. off Breezy Point Rd. just north of Beaver Dam, Betsy.
> > >> > >
> > >> > > In my experience over decades of birding and years of doing CBCs
> and
> > >> > other bird surveys/counts, landowners in general and farmers in
> > >> particular
> > >> > are often quite suspicious of people checking out their property
> with
> > >> > optical equipment and cameras (and bear in mind that the majority of
> > >> > non-birders can't tell a spotting scope from a telephoto lens.)  I
> > >> suspect
> > >> > apprehensiveness of animal-rights activists plays a role in this, at
> > >> least
> > >> > for farmers and ranchers.
> > >> > >
> > >> > > Try your best to remain friendly and above all, forthright -
> often a
> > >> > simple explanation will defuse a potentially volatile situation.
> But
> > >> bear
> > >> > in mind that some people simply cannot be reasoned with (this seems
> to
> > >> be
> > >> > the case in the majority of encounters with Mr. Bird, for example,)
> > and
> > >> > it's best not to push your luck.
> > >> > >
> > >> > > Peter Fissel
> > >> > > Wisbirdn Admin
> > >> > > Madison WI
> > >> > > ________________________________________
> > >> > > From: wisbirdn-bounce AT freelists.org <
> wisbirdn-bounce AT freelists.org>
> > >> on
> > >> > behalf of Betsy Abert 
> > >> > > Sent: Wednesday, January 28, 2015 3:25 PM
> > >> > > To: wisbirdn AT freelists.org
> > >> > > Subject: [wisb] Re: Angry landowner in Horicon area
> > >> > >
> > >> > > Is this the same guy that many of us had issues with a couple
> years
> > >> ago?
> > >> > >
> > >> > > Betsy Abert, So. Milwaukee
> > >> > >
> > >> > >
> > >> > > -----Original Message-----
> > >> > > From: Carl Schwartz 
> > >> > > To: Wisconsin Birding Network 
> > >> > > Sent: Wed, Jan 28, 2015 3:14 pm
> > >> > > Subject: [wisb] Angry landowner in Horicon area
> > >> > >
> > >> > >
> > >> > > I am forwarding this email  on behalf of Dennis Panicucci of
> > Hartford:
> > >> > >
> > >> > > Dee Freeman and I went over to Horicon today in search of the
> > Goshawk
> > >> > and Merlin that had been reported in that area, We were successful
> in
> > >> > finding the Merlin on a utility wire near the intersection of Oak
> > Center
> > >> > Rd. and Johnson Rd north of the marsh. As we were viewing it, a
> > Goshawk
> > >> > flew over headed north toward the pheasant farm. We followed it part
> > way
> > >> > down Johnson and then pulled over about 1/5 of a mile short of the
> > >> pheasant
> > >> > farm to check out the area with our binocs. Immediately the property
> > >> owner
> > >> > came storming down his driveway on an ATV, drove down the road and
> > >> pulled
> > >> > up along side our car. He was extremely upset with us and all the
> > >> birders
> > >> > who have been stopping by and seemed intimated by all the scopes and
> > >> lens
> > >> > being focused in the general direction of his house. He was quite
> > >> > threatening and ordered us to get out of there even though we were
> on
> > >> > public right-of-way. So we just wanted to forewarn everyone of the
> > >> > situation. Please remember your birding etiquette, and
> > >> >   i
> > >> > > f you do go up it might be best just to do a slow drive- bye
> rather
> > >> than
> > >> > stopping.
> > >> > >
> > >> > >
> > >> > > Dee Freeman &
> > >> > > Dennis Panicucci
> > >> > >
> > >> > > Carl Schwartz
> > >> > > Fox Point
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Subject: Re: Angry landowner in Horicon area
From: Scott Weberpal <scott.weberpal AT gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 28 Jan 2015 17:36:46 -0600
When I went through the area this past Sunday, there were clearly a few
birds on top of the netting, however, of the two I could easily view from
the road, neither were raptors.  By the feet alone (not talons) it was
clear the dead birds on top of the netting were some sort of game bird -
either pheasants or similar.
http://scottweberpal.zenfolio.com/img/s5/v121/p364990154.jpg
Scott Webepal
Whitewater

On Wed, Jan 28, 2015 at 5:25 PM, David Freriks  wrote:

> I don't think that there is any evidence that he is shooting hawks. I
> wouldn't want to go down that road without direct evidence and there is
> none.  It would be very easy for  the raptors to become entangled in the
> netting as they make an attempt for the pheasants below and I'm pretty sure
> that is all that is what is happening.  Wisconsin DNR or the U.S. Fish and
> Wildlife Service would probably be the two best bets to contact.
> Dave Freriks
> West Bend
>
> On Wed, Jan 28, 2015 at 5:17 PM, Jennifer Ambrose 
> wrote:
>
> > It seems like it will be a good idea not to stop within sight of his
> > driveway. I wouldn't want more birds to suffer if he decides to shoot
> even
> > more hawks to try and deter birders from being near his property,
> although
> > we need to be sure we have the facts re: dead raptors on his property.
> >
> > Who should be notified about the dead hawks? Local DNR?
> >
> > I was there on Sat and he must not have been home, as I didn't encounter
> > him. I would have steered clear if I had known.
> >
> > Jennifer A
> > Milwaukee
> > On Jan 28, 2015 4:34 PM, "David Freriks"  wrote:
> >
> >> Dam. This person is located just north of the Horicon Marsh. I have
> heard
> >> from a couple people of issues from this guy lately. My guess is that he
> >> doesn't want people hanging around his pheasant farm and/or taking
> photos
> >> because the netting on his pheasant farm is causing raptors to get
> caught
> >> in it and die. Someone reported 3 dead raptors there last week... I saw
> >> one
> >> on Sunday. Everyone else in the area has been more than friendly.... I
> >> have
> >> talked to a number of them over the winter. They all seem interested in
> >> the
> >> birds hanging around there this winter.
> >>    From what I have been told of this guy, a report needs to be filed on
> >> him. There is also an issue of what appears to be quite a few raptors
> >> dying
> >> in his netting which depending upon your personal feelings can or can
> not
> >> be reported to the proper authorities.
> >> Dave Freriks
> >> West Bend
> >>
> >>
> >> On Wed, Jan 28, 2015 at 4:22 PM, Al Schirmacher  >
> >> wrote:
> >>
> >> > If I remember correctly, he also shot over the head of Bart Martin as
> >> > well.  Caution advised!
> >> >
> >> > Al Schirmacher
> >> > formerly Madison, WI
> >> >
> >> > Sent from my iPhone
> >> >
> >> > > On Jan 28, 2015, at 3:45 PM, Peter Fissel 
> >> wrote:
> >> > >
> >> > > I believe you're referring to the rather ironically-named Mr. Bird,
> >> over
> >> > on Jersey Rd. off Breezy Point Rd. just north of Beaver Dam, Betsy.
> >> > >
> >> > > In my experience over decades of birding and years of doing CBCs and
> >> > other bird surveys/counts, landowners in general and farmers in
> >> particular
> >> > are often quite suspicious of people checking out their property with
> >> > optical equipment and cameras (and bear in mind that the majority of
> >> > non-birders can't tell a spotting scope from a telephoto lens.)  I
> >> suspect
> >> > apprehensiveness of animal-rights activists plays a role in this, at
> >> least
> >> > for farmers and ranchers.
> >> > >
> >> > > Try your best to remain friendly and above all, forthright - often a
> >> > simple explanation will defuse a potentially volatile situation.  But
> >> bear
> >> > in mind that some people simply cannot be reasoned with (this seems to
> >> be
> >> > the case in the majority of encounters with Mr. Bird, for example,)
> and
> >> > it's best not to push your luck.
> >> > >
> >> > > Peter Fissel
> >> > > Wisbirdn Admin
> >> > > Madison WI
> >> > > ________________________________________
> >> > > From: wisbirdn-bounce AT freelists.org 
> >> on
> >> > behalf of Betsy Abert 
> >> > > Sent: Wednesday, January 28, 2015 3:25 PM
> >> > > To: wisbirdn AT freelists.org
> >> > > Subject: [wisb] Re: Angry landowner in Horicon area
> >> > >
> >> > > Is this the same guy that many of us had issues with a couple years
> >> ago?
> >> > >
> >> > > Betsy Abert, So. Milwaukee
> >> > >
> >> > >
> >> > > -----Original Message-----
> >> > > From: Carl Schwartz 
> >> > > To: Wisconsin Birding Network 
> >> > > Sent: Wed, Jan 28, 2015 3:14 pm
> >> > > Subject: [wisb] Angry landowner in Horicon area
> >> > >
> >> > >
> >> > > I am forwarding this email  on behalf of Dennis Panicucci of
> Hartford:
> >> > >
> >> > > Dee Freeman and I went over to Horicon today in search of the
> Goshawk
> >> > and Merlin that had been reported in that area, We were successful in
> >> > finding the Merlin on a utility wire near the intersection of Oak
> Center
> >> > Rd. and Johnson Rd north of the marsh. As we were viewing it, a
> Goshawk
> >> > flew over headed north toward the pheasant farm. We followed it part
> way
> >> > down Johnson and then pulled over about 1/5 of a mile short of the
> >> pheasant
> >> > farm to check out the area with our binocs. Immediately the property
> >> owner
> >> > came storming down his driveway on an ATV, drove down the road and
> >> pulled
> >> > up along side our car. He was extremely upset with us and all the
> >> birders
> >> > who have been stopping by and seemed intimated by all the scopes and
> >> lens
> >> > being focused in the general direction of his house. He was quite
> >> > threatening and ordered us to get out of there even though we were on
> >> > public right-of-way. So we just wanted to forewarn everyone of the
> >> > situation. Please remember your birding etiquette, and
> >> >   i
> >> > > f you do go up it might be best just to do a slow drive- bye rather
> >> than
> >> > stopping.
> >> > >
> >> > >
> >> > > Dee Freeman &
> >> > > Dennis Panicucci
> >> > >
> >> > > Carl Schwartz
> >> > > Fox Point
> >> > > Milwaukee County
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Subject: Re: Angry landowner in Horicon area
From: David Freriks <dhfreriks AT gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 28 Jan 2015 17:25:16 -0600
I don't think that there is any evidence that he is shooting hawks. I
wouldn't want to go down that road without direct evidence and there is
none.  It would be very easy for  the raptors to become entangled in the
netting as they make an attempt for the pheasants below and I'm pretty sure
that is all that is what is happening.  Wisconsin DNR or the U.S. Fish and
Wildlife Service would probably be the two best bets to contact.
Dave Freriks
West Bend

On Wed, Jan 28, 2015 at 5:17 PM, Jennifer Ambrose 
wrote:

> It seems like it will be a good idea not to stop within sight of his
> driveway. I wouldn't want more birds to suffer if he decides to shoot even
> more hawks to try and deter birders from being near his property, although
> we need to be sure we have the facts re: dead raptors on his property.
>
> Who should be notified about the dead hawks? Local DNR?
>
> I was there on Sat and he must not have been home, as I didn't encounter
> him. I would have steered clear if I had known.
>
> Jennifer A
> Milwaukee
> On Jan 28, 2015 4:34 PM, "David Freriks"  wrote:
>
>> Dam. This person is located just north of the Horicon Marsh. I have heard
>> from a couple people of issues from this guy lately. My guess is that he
>> doesn't want people hanging around his pheasant farm and/or taking photos
>> because the netting on his pheasant farm is causing raptors to get caught
>> in it and die. Someone reported 3 dead raptors there last week... I saw
>> one
>> on Sunday. Everyone else in the area has been more than friendly.... I
>> have
>> talked to a number of them over the winter. They all seem interested in
>> the
>> birds hanging around there this winter.
>>    From what I have been told of this guy, a report needs to be filed on
>> him. There is also an issue of what appears to be quite a few raptors
>> dying
>> in his netting which depending upon your personal feelings can or can not
>> be reported to the proper authorities.
>> Dave Freriks
>> West Bend
>>
>>
>> On Wed, Jan 28, 2015 at 4:22 PM, Al Schirmacher 
>> wrote:
>>
>> > If I remember correctly, he also shot over the head of Bart Martin as
>> > well.  Caution advised!
>> >
>> > Al Schirmacher
>> > formerly Madison, WI
>> >
>> > Sent from my iPhone
>> >
>> > > On Jan 28, 2015, at 3:45 PM, Peter Fissel 
>> wrote:
>> > >
>> > > I believe you're referring to the rather ironically-named Mr. Bird,
>> over
>> > on Jersey Rd. off Breezy Point Rd. just north of Beaver Dam, Betsy.
>> > >
>> > > In my experience over decades of birding and years of doing CBCs and
>> > other bird surveys/counts, landowners in general and farmers in
>> particular
>> > are often quite suspicious of people checking out their property with
>> > optical equipment and cameras (and bear in mind that the majority of
>> > non-birders can't tell a spotting scope from a telephoto lens.)  I
>> suspect
>> > apprehensiveness of animal-rights activists plays a role in this, at
>> least
>> > for farmers and ranchers.
>> > >
>> > > Try your best to remain friendly and above all, forthright - often a
>> > simple explanation will defuse a potentially volatile situation.  But
>> bear
>> > in mind that some people simply cannot be reasoned with (this seems to
>> be
>> > the case in the majority of encounters with Mr. Bird, for example,) and
>> > it's best not to push your luck.
>> > >
>> > > Peter Fissel
>> > > Wisbirdn Admin
>> > > Madison WI
>> > > ________________________________________
>> > > From: wisbirdn-bounce AT freelists.org 
>> on
>> > behalf of Betsy Abert 
>> > > Sent: Wednesday, January 28, 2015 3:25 PM
>> > > To: wisbirdn AT freelists.org
>> > > Subject: [wisb] Re: Angry landowner in Horicon area
>> > >
>> > > Is this the same guy that many of us had issues with a couple years
>> ago?
>> > >
>> > > Betsy Abert, So. Milwaukee
>> > >
>> > >
>> > > -----Original Message-----
>> > > From: Carl Schwartz 
>> > > To: Wisconsin Birding Network 
>> > > Sent: Wed, Jan 28, 2015 3:14 pm
>> > > Subject: [wisb] Angry landowner in Horicon area
>> > >
>> > >
>> > > I am forwarding this email  on behalf of Dennis Panicucci of Hartford:
>> > >
>> > > Dee Freeman and I went over to Horicon today in search of the Goshawk
>> > and Merlin that had been reported in that area, We were successful in
>> > finding the Merlin on a utility wire near the intersection of Oak Center
>> > Rd. and Johnson Rd north of the marsh. As we were viewing it, a Goshawk
>> > flew over headed north toward the pheasant farm. We followed it part way
>> > down Johnson and then pulled over about 1/5 of a mile short of the
>> pheasant
>> > farm to check out the area with our binocs. Immediately the property
>> owner
>> > came storming down his driveway on an ATV, drove down the road and
>> pulled
>> > up along side our car. He was extremely upset with us and all the
>> birders
>> > who have been stopping by and seemed intimated by all the scopes and
>> lens
>> > being focused in the general direction of his house. He was quite
>> > threatening and ordered us to get out of there even though we were on
>> > public right-of-way. So we just wanted to forewarn everyone of the
>> > situation. Please remember your birding etiquette, and
>> >   i
>> > > f you do go up it might be best just to do a slow drive- bye rather
>> than
>> > stopping.
>> > >
>> > >
>> > > Dee Freeman &
>> > > Dennis Panicucci
>> > >
>> > > Carl Schwartz
>> > > Fox Point
>> > > Milwaukee County
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Subject: Re: Angry landowner in Horicon area
From: Jennifer Ambrose <jenthreat AT gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 28 Jan 2015 17:17:25 -0600
It seems like it will be a good idea not to stop within sight of his
driveway. I wouldn't want more birds to suffer if he decides to shoot even
more hawks to try and deter birders from being near his property, although
we need to be sure we have the facts re: dead raptors on his property.
Who should be notified about the dead hawks? Local DNR?

I was there on Sat and he must not have been home, as I didn't encounter
him. I would have steered clear if I had known.

Jennifer A
Milwaukee
On Jan 28, 2015 4:34 PM, "David Freriks"  wrote:

> Dam. This person is located just north of the Horicon Marsh. I have heard
> from a couple people of issues from this guy lately. My guess is that he
> doesn't want people hanging around his pheasant farm and/or taking photos
> because the netting on his pheasant farm is causing raptors to get caught
> in it and die. Someone reported 3 dead raptors there last week... I saw one
> on Sunday. Everyone else in the area has been more than friendly.... I have
> talked to a number of them over the winter. They all seem interested in the
> birds hanging around there this winter.
>    From what I have been told of this guy, a report needs to be filed on
> him. There is also an issue of what appears to be quite a few raptors dying
> in his netting which depending upon your personal feelings can or can not
> be reported to the proper authorities.
> Dave Freriks
> West Bend
>
>
> On Wed, Jan 28, 2015 at 4:22 PM, Al Schirmacher 
> wrote:
>
> > If I remember correctly, he also shot over the head of Bart Martin as
> > well.  Caution advised!
> >
> > Al Schirmacher
> > formerly Madison, WI
> >
> > Sent from my iPhone
> >
> > > On Jan 28, 2015, at 3:45 PM, Peter Fissel 
> wrote:
> > >
> > > I believe you're referring to the rather ironically-named Mr. Bird,
> over
> > on Jersey Rd. off Breezy Point Rd. just north of Beaver Dam, Betsy.
> > >
> > > In my experience over decades of birding and years of doing CBCs and
> > other bird surveys/counts, landowners in general and farmers in
> particular
> > are often quite suspicious of people checking out their property with
> > optical equipment and cameras (and bear in mind that the majority of
> > non-birders can't tell a spotting scope from a telephoto lens.)  I
> suspect
> > apprehensiveness of animal-rights activists plays a role in this, at
> least
> > for farmers and ranchers.
> > >
> > > Try your best to remain friendly and above all, forthright - often a
> > simple explanation will defuse a potentially volatile situation.  But
> bear
> > in mind that some people simply cannot be reasoned with (this seems to be
> > the case in the majority of encounters with Mr. Bird, for example,) and
> > it's best not to push your luck.
> > >
> > > Peter Fissel
> > > Wisbirdn Admin
> > > Madison WI
> > > ________________________________________
> > > From: wisbirdn-bounce AT freelists.org  on
> > behalf of Betsy Abert 
> > > Sent: Wednesday, January 28, 2015 3:25 PM
> > > To: wisbirdn AT freelists.org
> > > Subject: [wisb] Re: Angry landowner in Horicon area
> > >
> > > Is this the same guy that many of us had issues with a couple years
> ago?
> > >
> > > Betsy Abert, So. Milwaukee
> > >
> > >
> > > -----Original Message-----
> > > From: Carl Schwartz 
> > > To: Wisconsin Birding Network 
> > > Sent: Wed, Jan 28, 2015 3:14 pm
> > > Subject: [wisb] Angry landowner in Horicon area
> > >
> > >
> > > I am forwarding this email  on behalf of Dennis Panicucci of Hartford:
> > >
> > > Dee Freeman and I went over to Horicon today in search of the Goshawk
> > and Merlin that had been reported in that area, We were successful in
> > finding the Merlin on a utility wire near the intersection of Oak Center
> > Rd. and Johnson Rd north of the marsh. As we were viewing it, a Goshawk
> > flew over headed north toward the pheasant farm. We followed it part way
> > down Johnson and then pulled over about 1/5 of a mile short of the
> pheasant
> > farm to check out the area with our binocs. Immediately the property
> owner
> > came storming down his driveway on an ATV, drove down the road and pulled
> > up along side our car. He was extremely upset with us and all the birders
> > who have been stopping by and seemed intimated by all the scopes and lens
> > being focused in the general direction of his house. He was quite
> > threatening and ordered us to get out of there even though we were on
> > public right-of-way. So we just wanted to forewarn everyone of the
> > situation. Please remember your birding etiquette, and
> >   i
> > > f you do go up it might be best just to do a slow drive- bye rather
> than
> > stopping.
> > >
> > >
> > > Dee Freeman &
> > > Dennis Panicucci
> > >
> > > Carl Schwartz
> > > Fox Point
> > > Milwaukee County
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Subject: Re: Angry landowner in Horicon area
From: David Freriks <dhfreriks AT gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 28 Jan 2015 16:33:49 -0600
Dam. This person is located just north of the Horicon Marsh. I have heard
from a couple people of issues from this guy lately. My guess is that he
doesn't want people hanging around his pheasant farm and/or taking photos
because the netting on his pheasant farm is causing raptors to get caught
in it and die. Someone reported 3 dead raptors there last week... I saw one
on Sunday. Everyone else in the area has been more than friendly.... I have
talked to a number of them over the winter. They all seem interested in the
birds hanging around there this winter.
   From what I have been told of this guy, a report needs to be filed on
him. There is also an issue of what appears to be quite a few raptors dying
in his netting which depending upon your personal feelings can or can not
be reported to the proper authorities.
Dave Freriks
West Bend


On Wed, Jan 28, 2015 at 4:22 PM, Al Schirmacher 
wrote:

> If I remember correctly, he also shot over the head of Bart Martin as
> well.  Caution advised!
>
> Al Schirmacher
> formerly Madison, WI
>
> Sent from my iPhone
>
> > On Jan 28, 2015, at 3:45 PM, Peter Fissel  wrote:
> >
> > I believe you're referring to the rather ironically-named Mr. Bird, over
> on Jersey Rd. off Breezy Point Rd. just north of Beaver Dam, Betsy.
> >
> > In my experience over decades of birding and years of doing CBCs and
> other bird surveys/counts, landowners in general and farmers in particular
> are often quite suspicious of people checking out their property with
> optical equipment and cameras (and bear in mind that the majority of
> non-birders can't tell a spotting scope from a telephoto lens.)  I suspect
> apprehensiveness of animal-rights activists plays a role in this, at least
> for farmers and ranchers.
> >
> > Try your best to remain friendly and above all, forthright - often a
> simple explanation will defuse a potentially volatile situation.  But bear
> in mind that some people simply cannot be reasoned with (this seems to be
> the case in the majority of encounters with Mr. Bird, for example,) and
> it's best not to push your luck.
> >
> > Peter Fissel
> > Wisbirdn Admin
> > Madison WI
> > ________________________________________
> > From: wisbirdn-bounce AT freelists.org  on
> behalf of Betsy Abert 
> > Sent: Wednesday, January 28, 2015 3:25 PM
> > To: wisbirdn AT freelists.org
> > Subject: [wisb] Re: Angry landowner in Horicon area
> >
> > Is this the same guy that many of us had issues with a couple years ago?
> >
> > Betsy Abert, So. Milwaukee
> >
> >
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Carl Schwartz 
> > To: Wisconsin Birding Network 
> > Sent: Wed, Jan 28, 2015 3:14 pm
> > Subject: [wisb] Angry landowner in Horicon area
> >
> >
> > I am forwarding this email  on behalf of Dennis Panicucci of Hartford:
> >
> > Dee Freeman and I went over to Horicon today in search of the Goshawk
> and Merlin that had been reported in that area, We were successful in
> finding the Merlin on a utility wire near the intersection of Oak Center
> Rd. and Johnson Rd north of the marsh. As we were viewing it, a Goshawk
> flew over headed north toward the pheasant farm. We followed it part way
> down Johnson and then pulled over about 1/5 of a mile short of the pheasant
> farm to check out the area with our binocs. Immediately the property owner
> came storming down his driveway on an ATV, drove down the road and pulled
> up along side our car. He was extremely upset with us and all the birders
> who have been stopping by and seemed intimated by all the scopes and lens
> being focused in the general direction of his house. He was quite
> threatening and ordered us to get out of there even though we were on
> public right-of-way. So we just wanted to forewarn everyone of the
> situation. Please remember your birding etiquette, and
>   i
> > f you do go up it might be best just to do a slow drive- bye rather than
> stopping.
> >
> >
> > Dee Freeman &
> > Dennis Panicucci
> >
> > Carl Schwartz
> > Fox Point
> > Milwaukee County
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Subject: Re: Angry landowner in Horicon area
From: Al Schirmacher <alschirmacher AT live.com>
Date: Wed, 28 Jan 2015 16:22:20 -0600
If I remember correctly, he also shot over the head of Bart Martin as well. 
Caution advised! 


Al Schirmacher
formerly Madison, WI

Sent from my iPhone

> On Jan 28, 2015, at 3:45 PM, Peter Fissel  wrote:
> 
> I believe you're referring to the rather ironically-named Mr. Bird, over on 
Jersey Rd. off Breezy Point Rd. just north of Beaver Dam, Betsy. 

> 
> In my experience over decades of birding and years of doing CBCs and other 
bird surveys/counts, landowners in general and farmers in particular are often 
quite suspicious of people checking out their property with optical equipment 
and cameras (and bear in mind that the majority of non-birders can't tell a 
spotting scope from a telephoto lens.) I suspect apprehensiveness of 
animal-rights activists plays a role in this, at least for farmers and 
ranchers. 

> 
> Try your best to remain friendly and above all, forthright - often a simple 
explanation will defuse a potentially volatile situation. But bear in mind that 
some people simply cannot be reasoned with (this seems to be the case in the 
majority of encounters with Mr. Bird, for example,) and it's best not to push 
your luck. 

> 
> Peter Fissel
> Wisbirdn Admin
> Madison WI
> ________________________________________
> From: wisbirdn-bounce AT freelists.org  on behalf 
of Betsy Abert  

> Sent: Wednesday, January 28, 2015 3:25 PM
> To: wisbirdn AT freelists.org
> Subject: [wisb] Re: Angry landowner in Horicon area
> 
> Is this the same guy that many of us had issues with a couple years ago?
> 
> Betsy Abert, So. Milwaukee
> 
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Carl Schwartz 
> To: Wisconsin Birding Network 
> Sent: Wed, Jan 28, 2015 3:14 pm
> Subject: [wisb] Angry landowner in Horicon area
> 
> 
> I am forwarding this email  on behalf of Dennis Panicucci of Hartford:
> 
> Dee Freeman and I went over to Horicon today in search of the Goshawk and 
Merlin that had been reported in that area, We were successful in finding the 
Merlin on a utility wire near the intersection of Oak Center Rd. and Johnson Rd 
north of the marsh. As we were viewing it, a Goshawk flew over headed north 
toward the pheasant farm. We followed it part way down Johnson and then pulled 
over about 1/5 of a mile short of the pheasant farm to check out the area with 
our binocs. Immediately the property owner came storming down his driveway on 
an ATV, drove down the road and pulled up along side our car. He was extremely 
upset with us and all the birders who have been stopping by and seemed 
intimated by all the scopes and lens being focused in the general direction of 
his house. He was quite threatening and ordered us to get out of there even 
though we were on public right-of-way. So we just wanted to forewarn everyone 
of the situation. Please remember your birding etiquette, and 

  i
> f you do go up it might be best just to do a slow drive- bye rather than 
stopping. 

> 
> 
> Dee Freeman &
> Dennis Panicucci
> 
> Carl Schwartz
> Fox Point
> Milwaukee County
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Subject: Bong WA & Lake Michigan
From: Daryl Tessen <bhaunts AT gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 28 Jan 2015 16:21:10 -0600
I started at Bong WA this morning. The feeders were active with an adult 
White-crowned and Fox Sparrow joining other standard birds. On the prairie a 
Harrier and several Rough-legged and Red-tailed Hawks were seen. 

Lake Michigan proved to be exceptionally quiet! Milwaukee had only standard 
birds, and few of them; ditto Port Washington although 2 Redheads were in the 
harbor; Harrington Beach continued the quiet mode as did Kohler SP. Sheboygan 
had some activity, mainly in the harbor with 5 Great Black-backed, 2 Glaucous 
and 1 Lesser Black-backed Gull on the ice and flying around the open water. The 
Lesser BB was a first year bird. 

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Appleton,, WI


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Subject: Re: Angry landowner in Horicon area
From: Peter Fissel <peter.fissel AT wisc.edu>
Date: Wed, 28 Jan 2015 21:44:34 +0000
I believe you're referring to the rather ironically-named Mr. Bird, over on 
Jersey Rd. off Breezy Point Rd. just north of Beaver Dam, Betsy. 


In my experience over decades of birding and years of doing CBCs and other bird 
surveys/counts, landowners in general and farmers in particular are often quite 
suspicious of people checking out their property with optical equipment and 
cameras (and bear in mind that the majority of non-birders can't tell a 
spotting scope from a telephoto lens.) I suspect apprehensiveness of 
animal-rights activists plays a role in this, at least for farmers and 
ranchers. 


Try your best to remain friendly and above all, forthright - often a simple 
explanation will defuse a potentially volatile situation. But bear in mind that 
some people simply cannot be reasoned with (this seems to be the case in the 
majority of encounters with Mr. Bird, for example,) and it's best not to push 
your luck. 


Peter Fissel
Wisbirdn Admin
Madison WI
________________________________________
From: wisbirdn-bounce AT freelists.org  on behalf 
of Betsy Abert  

Sent: Wednesday, January 28, 2015 3:25 PM
To: wisbirdn AT freelists.org
Subject: [wisb] Re: Angry landowner in Horicon area

Is this the same guy that many of us had issues with a couple years ago?

Betsy Abert, So. Milwaukee


-----Original Message-----
From: Carl Schwartz 
To: Wisconsin Birding Network 
Sent: Wed, Jan 28, 2015 3:14 pm
Subject: [wisb] Angry landowner in Horicon area


I am forwarding this email  on behalf of Dennis Panicucci of Hartford:

Dee Freeman and I went over to Horicon today in search of the Goshawk and 
Merlin that had been reported in that area, We were successful in finding the 
Merlin on a utility wire near the intersection of Oak Center Rd. and Johnson Rd 
north of the marsh. As we were viewing it, a Goshawk flew over headed north 
toward the pheasant farm. We followed it part way down Johnson and then pulled 
over about 1/5 of a mile short of the pheasant farm to check out the area with 
our binocs. Immediately the property owner came storming down his driveway on 
an ATV, drove down the road and pulled up along side our car. He was extremely 
upset with us and all the birders who have been stopping by and seemed 
intimated by all the scopes and lens being focused in the general direction of 
his house. He was quite threatening and ordered us to get out of there even 
though we were on public right-of-way. So we just wanted to forewarn everyone 
of the situation. Please remember your birding etiquette, and i 

 f you do go up it might be best just to do a slow drive- bye rather than 
stopping. 



Dee Freeman &
Dennis Panicucci

Carl Schwartz
Fox Point
Milwaukee County
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Subject: Re: Angry landowner in Horicon area
From: "Betsy Abert" <dmarc-noreply AT freelists.org> (Redacted sender "betsyacorn@aol.com" for DMARC)
Date: Wed, 28 Jan 2015 16:25:09 -0500
Is this the same guy that many of us had issues with a couple years ago?  
 
Betsy Abert, So. Milwaukee
 
 
-----Original Message-----
From: Carl Schwartz 
To: Wisconsin Birding Network 
Sent: Wed, Jan 28, 2015 3:14 pm
Subject: [wisb] Angry landowner in Horicon area


I am forwarding this email  on behalf of Dennis Panicucci of Hartford:

Dee Freeman and I went over to Horicon today in search of the Goshawk and 
Merlin that had been reported in that area, We were successful in finding the 
Merlin on a utility wire near the intersection of Oak Center Rd. and Johnson Rd 
north of the marsh. As we were viewing it, a Goshawk flew over headed north 
toward the pheasant farm. We followed it part way down Johnson and then pulled 
over about 1/5 of a mile short of the pheasant farm to check out the area with 
our binocs. Immediately the property owner came storming down his driveway on 
an ATV, drove down the road and pulled up along side our car. He was extremely 
upset with us and all the birders who have been stopping by and seemed 
intimated by all the scopes and lens being focused in the general direction of 
his house. He was quite threatening and ordered us to get out of there even 
though we were on public right-of-way. So we just wanted to forewarn everyone 
of the situation. Please remember your birding etiquette, and i 

 f you do go up it might be best just to do a slow drive- bye rather than 
stopping. 



Dee Freeman &
Dennis Panicucci

Carl Schwartz
Fox Point
Milwaukee County
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Subject: Angry landowner in Horicon area
From: "Carl Schwartz" <cschwartz3 AT wi.rr.com>
Date: Wed, 28 Jan 2015 15:13:27 -0600
I am forwarding this email  on behalf of Dennis Panicucci of Hartford:

Dee Freeman and I went over to Horicon today in search of the Goshawk and 
Merlin that had been reported in that area, We were successful in finding the 
Merlin on a utility wire near the intersection of Oak Center Rd. and Johnson Rd 
north of the marsh. As we were viewing it, a Goshawk flew over headed north 
toward the pheasant farm. We followed it part way down Johnson and then pulled 
over about 1/5 of a mile short of the pheasant farm to check out the area with 
our binocs. Immediately the property owner came storming down his driveway on 
an ATV, drove down the road and pulled up along side our car. He was extremely 
upset with us and all the birders who have been stopping by and seemed 
intimated by all the scopes and lens being focused in the general direction of 
his house. He was quite threatening and ordered us to get out of there even 
though we were on public right-of-way. So we just wanted to forewarn everyone 
of the situation. Please remember your birding etiquette, and i 

 f you do go up it might be best just to do a slow drive- bye rather than 
stopping. 



Dee Freeman &
Dennis Panicucci

Carl Schwartz
Fox Point
Milwaukee County
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Subject: Johnson Creek gulls
From: "Steve Thiessen" <stevethiessen AT charter.net>
Date: Wed, 28 Jan 2015 14:37:11 -0600
 
A group of us went over to Johnson Creek, this morning. The empty lot by Kohl's 
was empty, so we headed over towards the landfill. The bigger pond had around 
50 Herring gulls. Then, they went into the landfill. We spent 1/2 hour scoping 
at a distance. A 1st year and adult Glaucous were the only thing we spotted, 
besides Herrings. Everything got up and many headed towards the Kohl's area. We 
got over there and the gulls were still circling. We got great views of an 
adult Iceland, and saw 2 Glaucous. When we had to leave, there were around 300 
gulls out on the grass. Atleast 3 Glaucous. We didn't see any black-backed 
gulls of either type and we never got a positive ID on a Thayer's. Which was 
odd, seeing that they were circling over head. 

Steve Thiessen Stoughton Dane co.
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Subject: Northern Hawk Owl, Polk County
From: Chuck Bergeron <bergeront37 AT gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 28 Jan 2015 11:39:13 -0600
Hello All,

I'm new to WISBIRDN but am excited to be back in the area we grew up in and 
having time to bird again. 


We located the Northern Hawk Owl that Gretchen Johnson originally found on Jan 
16th. It was on a power line approximately 3 mi NW of Centuria along Cty I, 1.5 
miles west of 200th Street. It was alert but not actively hunting as we watched 
it for several minutes from the car. 


Chuck Bergeron, Fall Creek, Eau Claire Co

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Subject: Fwd: [mou-net] Warren Nelson Memorial Info.
From: Mory Jahangir <mory.jahangir AT gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 28 Jan 2015 07:18:11 -0600
For your information.
---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: *Randy Frederickson* 
Date: Wednesday, January 28, 2015
Subject: [mou-net] Warren Nelson Memorial Info.
To: MOU-NET AT lists.umn.edu


Posted with permission-

*Warren Nelson Memorial Initiated*

            In his unassuming way, Warren Nelson exemplified human dignity,
kindness and compassion.  He wove those same traits into his love of birds,
and birders.  Leading by example, his message was simply to treat other
creatures, avian or human, with respect. Warren never asked for anything in
return for his birding services or expertise, choosing to give freely of
himself with anyone who shared his passion for nature.

            To honor Warren’s life while continuing to help promote the
birds and habitats that endeared him, a group of his friends have come up
with an idea to pay it back, while paying it forward.  We have contacted
the Friends of Sax-Zim Bog organization to acquire a parcel of land there
as a memorial.  Although Warren was not directly tied to this group, nor
did he bird extensively in this area, the Sax-Zim Bog location was chosen
for several reasons.  The habitat is essentially a continuation of many of
Warren’s favorite and most frequented areas of Aitkin county.
Additionally, most of the bird species he studied and enjoyed in the bogs
and meadows of Aitkin county are found in the Sax-Zim region.   Since
Friends of Sax-Zim Bog has been so successful, a memorial there will have
more visitors.  The acquisition will not be a stand alone habitat island,
but part of a larger habitat preservation goal.  Lastly, the Friends of
Sax-Zim Bog has the infrastructure in place to help make and properly
monitor the acquisition.

            The area we hope to preserve in Warren’s memory is a 40 acre
mature black spruce bog in the heart of the Sax-Zim Bog birding area.  It
is prime habitat for boreal birds including Great Gray Owls, Connecticut
Warblers, Boreal Chickadees, Black-backed Woodpeckers, and other priority
species.  With your help, we hope to purchase and preserve this tract.  It
will be named the “Warren Nelson Memorial Bog” to honor one of 
Minnesota’s 

nicest and best birders.

            A high quality sign with Warren’s name will be erected there
and the entire property will be open and accessible to birders and other
nature lovers to explore on foot or snowshoe.

            To make this dream a reality, we need to raise only $10,000.
Friends of Sax-Zim Bog has graciously offered to match each donation dollar
for dollar, doubling  your contribution and turning $10K into $20K.  With
the financial support of the wonderful birding community and friends, the
Warren Nelson Memorial Bog could be a reality before summer.

            Parties interested in donating for this memorial can designate
“Warren Nelson Land Fund” on checks made out to Friends of Sax-Zim Bog, or
they can donate at https://www.givemn.org/organization/Foszb (look for the
tab that says Warren Nelson Land Fund).  Friends of Sax-Zim Bog is a 501c3
non profit organization and “all donations are tax deductible as allowed by
law.”



In Memory of Warren,

Ken and Pam Perry

Steve and Jo Blanich

Kim and Cindy Risen

Butch Ukura

Randy Frederickson

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Subject: Lark Sparrow
From: David Kragness <kragdd AT gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 28 Jan 2015 01:33:43 -0600
On Monday morning at 9:20 AM I had a single adult Lark Sparrow visit my
bird feeder at my home in rural Fall Creek. It ate seed on the ground and
at the feeder and sat in a Norway Spruce at a distance of about 15 feet
from my window. It seemed to be hanging out with about a dozen Dark-eyed
Juncos.Unfortunately I was unable to get a photo as my camera was not
available. Now that I have my camera ready it has not reappeared. Not a
likely bird to see this time of year!
Dave Kragness
Eau Claire County


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Subject: Waxwings - Door County
From: "Sue Peterson" <suechick AT charter.net>
Date: Tue, 27 Jan 2015 21:04:17 -0600
Mid-morning today I saw Waxwings at Green Gables shops along Hwy 42 in Ephraim. 
They were in a tall tree on the right of the U.U. Fellowship building. Also in 
the berry tree next to it. I roughly counted 125-150 birds, about 90 Cedar 
Waxwings, and 35 Bohemian Waxwings. 


Sue Peterson
Ephraim
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Subject: the irony of birding
From: "Bettie R. Harriman" <bettie AT new.rr.com>
Date: Tue, 27 Jan 2015 20:37:38 -0600
Today I guided a friend in her search for her LIFE look at a Snowy 
Owl.  She had wished to see one for a long time, but never been at 
the right place at the right time.

I took her to Van Asten Road near the dairy barns just east of 
Freedom.  Snowy Owls have made this location their winter home for 
years...some years one bird, some times 3.  And today was not a 
disappointment.  She spotted one sitting on the utility pole almost 
across from the dairy as we slowly drove up the road.  We stopped and 
watched the owl as it watched the world.  It saw our car but paid 
little attention.  We were neither food nor threat.  My friend was 
thrilled and content.

After a bit more driving and looking (no other birds) in the area, we 
came back to Oshkosh via Hwy 41.  As we came along the Neenah area of 
the highway, a large white bird of prey left its perch on a large 
billboard and sailed across the highway above our car - yeap, Snowy Owl.

Somewhere the cosmic gods were chuckling....and so did we.

Bettie Harriman
Oshkosh

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Subject: Paradise Valley - Dousman SEOwls
From: "Spencer Stehno" <pensacola634 AT gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 27 Jan 2015 20:05:29 -0600
Visited Paradise Valley this evening.  Red-tailed Hawk coming down Kincaid
Rd.  Hiking out west from Parking lot --  Rough-legged Hawk at parking lot
flying tree to tree west;  Great Horned Owl hooting North;  about 200 yards
from parking lot, stopped and started watching Short-eared Owls on north
side of road - in scoping 180o over the marsh on north, there were Six
Short-eared Owls.  It was beautifully still - They were "barking", pouncing,
and scouring the area back & forth from beyond the ADA blind back to the
parking lot for about 40 minutes.  Couldn't find a snowy.
 

Tuesday, January 27, 2015 - Paradise Valley SWA--Bark River Unit (Dousman,
Waukesha Co.),

4:30 - 5:30 PM                  Wind - 0-5 mph NE          - Temp. 27oF   -
overcast 

 

Earlier over at Fowler Lake by cemetery in Oconomowoc, 10 mute swans, 30
mallards, 300 geese, and 1 golden-eye.

 

Spence Stehno

BF Goss/ Oconomowoc, WI

 



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Subject: Snowy Owl near Horicon Marsh Dodge Co. 1/27/15, some images
From: Jim Edlhuber <jimedlhuber AT gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 27 Jan 2015 19:46:42 -0600
Hi all,
I made a run up to the Horicon Marsh this morning to see what was going on.
I guess the highlight was a Snowy Owl on a pole. Other species present were
a couple of Rough-legged Hawks, 5 Red-tailed Hawks and 5 American Kestrels.
No Northern Goshawk today. I watched this Snowy Owl for awhile on the pole
as it looked and listen. It gave nice views but never left the pole when I
was present. Even though a little sun was in the forecast, it never came
out. With mild temps, just another gloomy January day near the Horicon
Marsh.

A couple images of the Snowy Owl on the pole at the link below if you care
to view them:

http://www.windowtowildlife.com/snowy-owl-near-horicon-marsh-january-27-2015/

Thanks and good birding,

Jim Edlhuber
Twon of Genesee Waukesha Co.


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Subject: Common Eider in Douglas County- Yes, with patience
From: "Tom Wood" <tcwood729 AT wi.rr.com>
Date: Tue, 27 Jan 2015 17:39:58 -0600
I arrived about 1:40 P.M and for the first hour-and-a-half it seemed like
the eider was not going to be seen. I talked to a couple of other birders
who had checked at different times of the day and nobody had seen it. A
little after 3 P.M. Robbye Johnson showed up on a scouting mission for Tom
Prestby to see if it would be worthwhile for him to come tomorrow. I enjoyed
talking with Robbye, but the eider would not show, so Robbye headed back
towards her car. As she passed over the bridge she called, and the eider was
very close to the north side of the bridge. A big thanks to Robbye!
Birds were constantly moving in and out, and the eider must have moved in
while we were searching south of the bridge.
It was very cooperative, standing on the ice for about 10 minutes, walking
on the ice, swimming, and diving. As Daryl Tessen mentioned, it can stay
down a long time. It sometimes swims under the bridge where it can't be
seen, so if you go, patience may be needed.
Thomas Wood, Menomonee Falls, Waukesha County

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Subject: WSO Field Trip Report
From: Kim Kreitinger <k.kreitinger AT gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 27 Jan 2015 13:34:26 -0600
The Wisconsin Society for Ornithology's field trip report from Buena Vista
Marsh and Necedah NWR is now available at:
http://wsobirds.org/about-wso/news. It was a great day for viewing
Rough-legged Hawks and Snowy Owls! Thanks to WSO Field Trip leaders Tom
Schultz and Jeff Baughman for another successful outing.

Kim Kreitinger
President, Wisconsin Society for Ornithology
Madison, WI


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Subject: Urban Ecology Center Bird Walk, January 22, 2015
From: Dennis Casper <denncasp.wisbirder AT gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 27 Jan 2015 11:10:32 -0600
Urban Ecology Center, Riverside Park, 1500 East Park Place, Milwaukee, WI
 53211
414-964-8505, www.UrbanEcologyCenter.org
Bird Walk
Thursdays,  8am-10am year round, Free and Open to the Public, All Ages
Welcome

Thursday,  January 22, 2015
27 degrees
Moatly cloudy
19 birders

Species:  15

6 Canada Goose
2 Mallard
1 Common Goldeneye
1 Herring Gull
25 Rock Pigeon
4 Mourning Dove
3 Red-bellied Woodpecker
5 Downy Woodpecker
4 Hairy Woodpecker
2 American Crow

18 Black-capped Chickadee
6 White-breasted Nuthatch
11 European Starling
3 American Goldfinch
18 House Sparrow


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Subject: WI Breeding Bird Atlas Kickoff Meeting - Discounted Hotel Rates end Feb 1
From: "Brady, Ryan S - DNR" <Ryan.Brady AT wisconsin.gov>
Date: Tue, 27 Jan 2015 15:44:04 +0000
The second Wisconsin Breeding Bird Atlas project gets underway in 2015, and 
we'll be kicking it off with a great training conference near Wausau from Feb 
27 to Mar 1. The deadline for discounted hotel room rates is Feb 1 so be sure 
to registertoday! Details can be found 
athttp://wsobirds.org/atlas-kickoff-meeting. 


Don't miss this unique opportunity to meet eBird project leader Chris Wood, 
learn from bird experts around the state, and get trained on how to contribute 
atlas data from your favorite birding haunts! 


Can't make the conference? You can still join the largest bird research project 
in state history and help collect the data we need to conserve bird populations 
and their habitats. Learn more and sign up for project updates at 
http://wsobirds.org/atlas-email-signup. 


Ryan Brady
WBBAII Science Coordinator
Ashland, Wisconsin

We are committed to service excellence.
Visit our survey at http://dnr.wi.gov/customersurvey to evaluate how I did.

Ryan Brady
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Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources
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Subject: No Subject
From: "John Byrne" <jbyrne5004 AT sbcglobal.net>
Date: Tue, 27 Jan 2015 07:51:59 -0600
Here is a little Tues. a.m. bird humor. I was searching for another site 
similar to ebird and entered the query "bird reports in Wis." As you know no 
query is overlooked by the on-line vendors. Here is one response: 

  1.. Wisconsin Birds‎
  www.pronto.com/Wisconsin+Birds‎a.. Find our Lowest Possible Price!
  Wisconsin Birds for Sale
  2.. John Byrne
  3.. Milwaukee
  4.. 

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Subject: Re: FW: monk parakeets in WI?
From: "Korducki" <korducki AT earthlink.net>
Date: Mon, 26 Jan 2015 22:12:58 -0600
Jerry the Milwaukee birds were seen in the winter of 88 or 89.  I remember 
going to see them after your WSO Hotline report.  It was at Tippecanoe Park 
north of the airport.  I think the birds just built a winter structure and 
never nested.

I found a Monk Parakeet about 5 years ago during a snowstorm on the 
Milwaukee CBC.  Tom Prestby was with me and digiscoped it.  Quite an odd 
sight.  It's possible these could be vagrants from the established and 
countable population in Chicago but one cannot be sure.

Mark Korducki, New Berlin
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From: ""  (Redacted sender "jerry937975 AT aol.com" 
for DMARC) 


To: 
Sent: Monday, January 26, 2015 3:55 PM
Subject: [wisb] Re: FW: monk parakeets in WI?


> It is my understanding that a Monk Parakeet, or ever a pair of Monk
> Parakeets building a nest structure did not necessarily constitute a
> nesting. I don't believe any young were ever documented at any of the
> nests that were found.
>
> In my recollection, there was the nest in Kenosha. There was a nest on a
> utility pole at the Sienna Center just north of Wind Point in Racine
> County and a 3rd nest in a park south of downtown Milwaukee (north of
> airport a mile or so).
>
> As to the timeline of 8 years, I'm not going to vouch for that. I would
> be more prone to say 20 years ago give or take, at least for the Racine
> and Milwaukee birds.
>
> Jerry DeBoer
> Tapping into my memories while I still have them.
>
> On 1/26/2015 3:19 PM, Richter Museum wrote:
>>
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: Richter Museum
>> Sent: Monday, January 26, 2015 3:19 PM
>> To: 'David, Karl'; 'wisbirdn AT lawrence.edu'
>> Subject: RE: monk parakeets in WI?
>>
>> Yes, the first nesting was down in that area back in the late 1970's. I 
>> remember a picture which was run in newspapers where they had a huge nest 
>> on a power line transformer.  They nested as far north as De Pere in 
>> Brown county in 1983. There is a single observation record from Oconto 
>> county.  The have since been very scarce!!
>>
>> Tom Erdman
>>
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: David, Karl [mailto:david AT msoe.edu]
>> Sent: Wednesday, October 25, 2000 1:00 PM
>> To: 'wisbirdn AT lawrence.edu'
>> Subject: monk parakeets in WI?
>>
>> Eric Lundquist of Illinois e-mailed me to say he had Monk Parakeets 
>> nesting in the lights of the Kenosha baseball stadium about 8 years ago. 
>> Does anyone know how long that lasted? Could we have or have had an 
>> introduced species in this state that no one was monitoring?  After all, 
>> if they persist long enough, they could be declared "official."
>>
>> Karl David
>> Racine
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Subject: Re: planned upcoming Prairie du Sac WI trip
From: Karen Mckinley <kaymack58 AT gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 26 Jan 2015 21:33:40 -0600
i'd like the same tips for that location...almost made it there last weekend
On Mon, Jan 26, 2015 at 7:22 PM, Nancy B.  wrote:

> Hi,
> Just wondered if anyone could give me any tips you might be willing to
> share
> regarding an upcoming weekend I have planned to Prairie du Sac, WI I hope
> this weekend to see some bald eagles on the Wisconsin River. I've never
> been
> there before but plan to stay over a few days.  Can anyone tell me where
> the
> best viewing might be, hopefully away from crowds? I'd like to take some
> photos too. Also, anyone know if this might be  good place to see a tufted
> titmouse (on my wish list)?  Please back channel me if you have any
> suggestions.
>
>
>
> Thanks in advance,
>
>
>
> Nancy Back
>
> Sheboygan, WI
>
> Sheboygan County
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Subject: Re: planned upcoming Prairie du Sac WI trip
From: Nancy B. <backnancy AT hotmail.com>
Date: Mon, 26 Jan 2015 19:22:30 -0600
Hi,
Just wondered if anyone could give me any tips you might be willing to share
regarding an upcoming weekend I have planned to Prairie du Sac, WI I hope
this weekend to see some bald eagles on the Wisconsin River. I've never been
there before but plan to stay over a few days.  Can anyone tell me where the
best viewing might be, hopefully away from crowds? I'd like to take some
photos too. Also, anyone know if this might be  good place to see a tufted
titmouse (on my wish list)?  Please back channel me if you have any
suggestions.

 

Thanks in advance,

 

Nancy Back

Sheboygan, WI

Sheboygan County



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Subject: Townsend's Solitaire - Hallie
From: "Janine Polk" <dmarc-noreply AT freelists.org> (Redacted sender "j_l_polk@yahoo.com" for DMARC)
Date: Mon, 26 Jan 2015 16:48:21 -0800
Late this afternoon, on our way to Chippewa Falls (we never got there), I saw a 
Solitaire in Hallie just west of the golf course. It flew up out of a wooded 
marshy spot along 26th Ave. just west of the pine with the eagle nest in the 
golf course, and landed at the top of a tree by the house immediately to the 
west (address 3459 26th Ave.). It stayed there long enough for me to ID it with 
my scope, but just as I was fumbling for my camera it dove down to a house 
along the nearby intersecting street (2588 106th St.) and disappeared. I drove 
around for a while trying to refind it but no luck. I may have heard it at one 
point calling from the woods behind the house on 106th St., but am not 100% 
sure about that. The house there has a crabapple tree in the front yard. Much 
of the area near the golf course has habitat that could harbor a solitaire, and 
wintering Robins can be found most years (but not this winter a far as I know). 


Janine Polk
Eau Claire
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Subject: Re: FW: monk parakeets in WI?
From: Peter Fissel <peter.fissel AT wisc.edu>
Date: Mon, 26 Jan 2015 21:59:23 +0000
As far as the timeline, I had the same reaction until I looked at the "Sent" 
date on Karl's original message - Oct. 2000. Not sure what time warp it spun 
out of to come up now (and note the "archaic" email address for Wisbirdn...) 


Peter Fissel
Wisbirdn Admin/Monitor
Madison WI

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From: wisbirdn-bounce AT freelists.org  on behalf 
of Gerald DeBoer  

Sent: Monday, January 26, 2015 3:55 PM
To: wisbirdn AT freelists.org
Subject: [wisb] Re: FW: monk parakeets in WI?

It is my understanding that a Monk Parakeet, or ever a pair of Monk
Parakeets building a nest structure did not necessarily constitute a
nesting. I don't believe any young were ever documented at any of the
nests that were found.

In my recollection, there was the nest in Kenosha. There was a nest on a
utility pole at the Sienna Center just north of Wind Point in Racine
County and a 3rd nest in a park south of downtown Milwaukee (north of
airport a mile or so).

As to the timeline of 8 years, I'm not going to vouch for that. I would
be more prone to say 20 years ago give or take, at least for the Racine
and Milwaukee birds.

Jerry DeBoer
Tapping into my memories while I still have them.

On 1/26/2015 3:19 PM, Richter Museum wrote:
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Richter Museum
> Sent: Monday, January 26, 2015 3:19 PM
> To: 'David, Karl'; 'wisbirdn AT lawrence.edu'
> Subject: RE: monk parakeets in WI?
>
> Yes, the first nesting was down in that area back in the late 1970's. I 
remember a picture which was run in newspapers where they had a huge nest on a 
power line transformer. They nested as far north as De Pere in Brown county in 
1983. There is a single observation record from Oconto county. The have since 
been very scarce!! 

>
> Tom Erdman
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: David, Karl [mailto:david AT msoe.edu]
> Sent: Wednesday, October 25, 2000 1:00 PM
> To: 'wisbirdn AT lawrence.edu'
> Subject: monk parakeets in WI?
>
> Eric Lundquist of Illinois e-mailed me to say he had Monk Parakeets nesting 
in the lights of the Kenosha baseball stadium about 8 years ago. Does anyone 
know how long that lasted? Could we have or have had an introduced species in 
this state that no one was monitoring? After all, if they persist long enough, 
they could be declared "official." 

>
> Karl David
> Racine
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Subject: Re: FW: monk parakeets in WI?
From: "Gerald DeBoer" <dmarc-noreply AT freelists.org> (Redacted sender "jerry937975@aol.com" for DMARC)
Date: Mon, 26 Jan 2015 15:55:10 -0600
It is my understanding that a Monk Parakeet, or ever a pair of Monk 
Parakeets building a nest structure did not necessarily constitute a 
nesting. I don't believe any young were ever documented at any of the 
nests that were found.

In my recollection, there was the nest in Kenosha. There was a nest on a 
utility pole at the Sienna Center just north of Wind Point in Racine 
County and a 3rd nest in a park south of downtown Milwaukee (north of 
airport a mile or so).

As to the timeline of 8 years, I'm not going to vouch for that. I would 
be more prone to say 20 years ago give or take, at least for the Racine 
and Milwaukee birds.

Jerry DeBoer
Tapping into my memories while I still have them.

On 1/26/2015 3:19 PM, Richter Museum wrote:
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Richter Museum
> Sent: Monday, January 26, 2015 3:19 PM
> To: 'David, Karl'; 'wisbirdn AT lawrence.edu'
> Subject: RE: monk parakeets in WI?
>
> Yes, the first nesting was down in that area back in the late 1970's. I 
remember a picture which was run in newspapers where they had a huge nest on a 
power line transformer. They nested as far north as De Pere in Brown county in 
1983. There is a single observation record from Oconto county. The have since 
been very scarce!! 

>
> Tom Erdman
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: David, Karl [mailto:david AT msoe.edu]
> Sent: Wednesday, October 25, 2000 1:00 PM
> To: 'wisbirdn AT lawrence.edu'
> Subject: monk parakeets in WI?
>
> Eric Lundquist of Illinois e-mailed me to say he had Monk Parakeets nesting 
in the lights of the Kenosha baseball stadium about 8 years ago. Does anyone 
know how long that lasted? Could we have or have had an introduced species in 
this state that no one was monitoring? After all, if they persist long enough, 
they could be declared "official." 

>
> Karl David
> Racine
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Subject: FW: monk parakeets in WI?
From: Richter Museum <richter AT uwgb.edu>
Date: Mon, 26 Jan 2015 21:19:03 +0000

-----Original Message-----
From: Richter Museum 
Sent: Monday, January 26, 2015 3:19 PM
To: 'David, Karl'; 'wisbirdn AT lawrence.edu'
Subject: RE: monk parakeets in WI?

Yes, the first nesting was down in that area back in the late 1970's. I 
remember a picture which was run in newspapers where they had a huge nest on a 
power line transformer. They nested as far north as De Pere in Brown county in 
1983. There is a single observation record from Oconto county. The have since 
been very scarce!! 


Tom Erdman

-----Original Message-----
From: David, Karl [mailto:david AT msoe.edu] 
Sent: Wednesday, October 25, 2000 1:00 PM
To: 'wisbirdn AT lawrence.edu'
Subject: monk parakeets in WI?

Eric Lundquist of Illinois e-mailed me to say he had Monk Parakeets nesting in 
the lights of the Kenosha baseball stadium about 8 years ago. Does anyone know 
how long that lasted? Could we have or have had an introduced species in this 
state that no one was monitoring? After all, if they persist long enough, they 
could be declared "official." 


Karl David
Racine
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