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Sightings Log Archive: October 1998 - December 1998

Date: 11-15-98
Location: Riverside Natural Area
Reporter: Mike Bussard
Other Birders:

American Kestrel
Belted Kingfisher
Short-Billed Dowitcher

Date: 11/14/98 1:15 - 4:00 PM
Location: Killdeer Plains WA, Wyandot Co., OH
Reporter: Neill Cade
Other Birders: Strays from Big Island WA

67 species. Best birds: 2 Common Loons, 4 Tundra Swan, 2 Greater White-fronted Goose, 17 Snow Goose, 5 Greater Scaup, 6 Red-breasted Merganser, 1 Bald Eagle, 2 Rough-legged Hawk, 2 Ring-necked Pheasant, 1 Northern Bobwhite, 40 Dunlin, 6 Long-billed Dowitcher, 85 Franklin's Gull (WOW!), 2 Short-eared Owls, 1 Northern Shrike (near Sportsman's Center), 3 Pine Siskin.

P.S. No Wheatear at Big Island WA.

Date: 11/14/98 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Location: Big Island WA, Marion Co., OH
Reporter: Neill Cade
Other Birders: Folks from all points within 4 hour drive (50+ observers)

37 species. Best birds: 4 Northern Harrier, 1 Pectoral Sandpiper, 200+ Horned Lark, 100+ American Pipit, 20+ Lapland Longspur, 2 Savannah Sparrows.

Date: 11/14/98 6:45-8:00 AM
Location: C. J. Brown Reservoir, Clark Co., OH
Reporter: Neill Cade
Other Birders:

60 species. Best birds--3 Common Loon, 6 DC Cormorant, 1 Eared Grebe (near dam), 2 Common Merganser, 35 Sandhill Crane, 9 Franklin's Gull, 1 Short-eared Owl, 7 American Pipit.

Date: 14 Nov 1998
Location: Hueston Woods
Reporter: S Pelikan
Other Birders:

About 50 species including: Common Loon (2), Horned(2) and PB Grebes(4), White-winged Scoter (1, HY judging by distinct white patches on head), Hooded(6) and RB Mergs(2), Buffleheads(4), Ruddies(2). Winter Wren.

Date: Nov.13,1998
Location: Miami Whitewater wetlands
Reporter: Paul Wharton
Other Birders:

2PBGrebe,1GBH,13 Woodies,30GWTeal,100+Mallards,40Blacks,10Pintail,8Shov,20Gadwall,6Widgeon,6Ring-necks,2Hooded Mergs,2Ruddies, 27 Black Vultures feeding on a deer carcass(how many vultures would it take to eat a feral cat?....),10TVultures,2 Harriers,1 Sharpie,3 Coops including 1 imm.female seen catching and killing a female ring-necked pheasant!!,3 RedTails, 2Kestrels,1 Fox Sparrow, plus the usual songbirds

Date: Nov. 13 1998
Location: Camp Dennison gravel pits
Reporter: Bobby Foppe
Other Birders:

Seen between 4pm and 5pm today were 1 Pied billed Grebe, Mallards, 2 Gadwall, 4 American Wigeon, 2 M Shovelers, 2 Ruddy Ducks, 15+ Ring necked Ducks, 25+ Lesser Scaup, 2 M Bufflehead, 1 RB Gull, and of course about 300 Coots.

Date: 11/11/98
Location: Acton Lake
Reporter: Jim Arnold
Other Birders: Annette Arnold

Snow Bunting

Date: 12 Nov 1998
Location: Rt 27 Millville->Oxford
Reporter: S Pelikan
Other Birders:

12 Evening Grosbeaks

Date: 11-11-98
Location: Muscatatuck NWR
Reporter: Kathleen Anderson
Other Birders: Scott Crable

100 Gadwall, 6 GB Heron (fishing and flying), 6 PB Grebe, 3 RT Hawk, 50 Mallard, hundreds of Can. Geese, 1 GW Teal, 100 Coot, 3 N Shovelers, 30 Ring- Neck Duck, 50 A Widgeon, 1 DC Cormorant, and about 50 Lesser Scaup

Date: 11/11/98 8:15-9:45 AM
Location: Miami Whitewater Wetlands, Hamilton Co., OH
Reporter: Neill Cade
Other Birders: Jason Cade

6 PB Grebe, 50+ GW Teal, 25+ AB Duck, 25+ Mallard, 10 N Pintail, 5 N Shoveler, 15+ Gadwall, 4 A Wigeon, 5 H Merganser, 5 R Duck, 100+ A Coot, 2 T Vulture, 1 N Harrier, 6 RB Gull, 8 R Dove, 20 M Dove, 1 D Woodpecker, 7 H Lark, 50+ A Crow, 1 C Wren, 20 A Robin, 2 C Waxwing, 40+ E Starling, 1 YR Warbler, 10 N Cardinal, 2 E Towhee; Sparrows-- 3 A Tree, 10+ Song, 30+ Swamp, 15+ W-throated, 15+ W-crowned; 200+ RW Blackbird, 2 R Blackbird, 400+ C Grackle, 20+ A Goldfinch, 10 H Sparrow.

Added GB Heron, Bufflehead, Killdeer, and E Bluebird at Hidden Valley Lake. No Surf Scoter in sight.

Date: 11/11/98
Location: nr: Cleves Gulf Park
Reporter: Jeff Rowe
Other Birders: My Yellow Lab

Three Hooded Merganzers (2 male, 1 female) on the gravel pit lake directly north of the soccer fields.

Date: 11/09/98
Location: Campbell County Park (A.J. Jolly)
Reporter: David A. Brinkman
Other Birders: NKU-Dr. Rambo's Vertebrate Zoology class

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3 GB Herons, TV, Crows, Titmice, 50+ C Geese, Mallards, 2 Coots, 1 RB Gull, Starlings, Blue Jays, C Chickadees, C Wrens, M Doves, 10+ Killdeer, N Flicker, RT Hawk, 2 YR Warblers, H Finches, D Woodpecker, 9 Wood Ducks, A Goldfinches, Song Sparrows, RB Woodpecker, 5+ E Bluebirds, WB Nuthatch, GC Kinglets, Pileated Woodpecker, 20-30 DE Juncos, N Cardinal.

Date: 11/09/98
Location: Campbell County Park (A.J. Jolly)
Reporter: David A. Brinkman
Other Birders: Dr. Rambo's Vertebrate Zoology class from NKU

3 GBHeron,TV,crow,titmice,50+ CGeese,few

Date: Nov 8, 1998
Location: Backyard (Fairfield)
Reporter: Mark Stephens
Other Birders:

Ruby-Crowned Kinglet was fluttering around the asters and goldenrod. Stalked him on and off for an hour before I noticed the red crown on the head.
The common birds were present; 20+ Chickadees, 5 TuftedT, 2 WB Nuthatch, Red Bellied, 5 Goldfinch, 5 Juncos, 2 WT Sparrows, 1 Song Sparrow, flock of 100+ Grackles with some RedW BBirds.

Date: 11/9/98
Location: Winton Woods
Reporter: Jonathan P. Ruedisueli
Other Birders: Robert Ruedisueli

Not overly active today. Wood ducks were plentiful along the lower hike/bike trail, and a few flocks of waxwings flew above with their quite high-pitched whistling (although none landed nearby.) Less mallards than normal, and no geese on the main lake. The shrubs near the lake were filled with dozens of chickadees, joined by one downy woodpecker and a wren. Saw three herons flying towards their night roosts at about 5:15. Two white tailed deer could be clearly seen from the road overlooking the Kingfisher Wetlands, I do so love to watch those four legged furry birds! Then we spent about a half hour outside the West Fork Damn retention basin watching geese and ducks arrive for the night. Hundreds of geese came through, 3/4 went to the basin and the rest continued on to the end of the lake by the damn. About 20 wood ducks (or other ducks with similar calls in flight to the wood ducks I saw on the main lake) joined the water, and several small flocks mallards joined them. Several unidentified songbirds were singing near the retention basin when we arrived, it was too grey to make them out though, I did identify by sound several song sparrows, robins, wrens, and a pair of meadowlarks which did show themselves just long enough for identification. There were zillions of sounds I couldn't identify there, and I wish I had a flash light with me so I could get a quick glimpse of what was making those sounds! We left about 6 PM when the ranger came around to chase everyone out of the park. I do wish they would stay open till seven in the winter though, I'm sure there's lots of owls and nighthawks that show themselves durring the late evening.

Date: November 8, 1998, 8:30 am
Location: Gilmore Ponds
Reporter: Mike Busam
Other Birders: Jack Busam

1 Gray Catbird was eating pokeberries in the Power line cut. Also 1 Tree Sparrow and 60+ Cedar Waxwings.

Date: 11/8/98
Location: Caesar Creek lake
Reporter: Tom Uhlman
Other Birders: Susan Schultz

5 loons, prob. common but they were pretty far out, rb and bonaparts gulls- tons, not much else too many boats

Date: November 7, 1998
Location: Miami-Whitewater Wetlands
Reporter: Mike Busam
Other Birders: Jack Busam, Lester Peyton

100+ American Pipits in the recently burned fields near the bathouse. 30+ Mallards, 20 or so Black Duck, 1 Wigeon, 1 Shoveler, 10 Gadwall, Coot, White-Crowned, White-throated, Song, Swamp, and 1 Field Sparrows, 3 Carolina Wren, 5 Yellow-rumped Warblers, Robins, a few flyover Bluebirds (number?), 2 Red-tails, 2 TVs, 2 Mockingbirds, 3 Flicker, 2 Downy, 1 Red-bellied, Goldfinch o' plenty.

Date: 11/7/98 4:30-5:45 PM
Location: Hidden Valley Lake, Dearborn Co., IN
Reporter: Neill Cade
Other Birders: Jason & Shirley Cade

1 adult male Surf Scoter was in with large flock of American Coot near the marina. Excellent views!

Also present: PB & H Grebe, GB Heron, C Goose, W Duck, Mallard, AB Duck, Gadwall, Bufflehead, L Scaup, R Duck, H Merganser, Killdeer, & B Kingfisher.

Date: November 4, 1998
Location: Northern Kentucky Univ. campus
Reporter: David A. Brinkman
Other Birders: Dr. Rambo's Vertebrate Zoology class

Cooper's hawk seen by vertebrate zoology class while studying birds for the class. Seven other species recorded were expected permanent residents.

Date:
Location: Burnet Woods
Reporter: Olivier DEBRE
Other Birders: Celine MICHEL

For those of you who would like to do a close photography of a Northern Pintail, one male has been in Burnet Woods for about two weeks.

Date: 31 October 1998
Location: Mary Gray Bird Sanctuary
Reporter: Bill Buskirk
Other Birders: Marianne Sterrett

Migrating raptors over Mary Gray Bird Sanctuary, Connersville, IN during afternoon were forming "kettles" in thermals then drifting onward to the south. In about 1.5 hr of observation totals were: 216 Turkey Vultures; 16 Red-tailed Hawks; 2 Northern Harriers; and 1 imm. Bald Eagle.

Date: 31 October 1998
Location: Brookville Reservoir
Reporter: Bill Buskirk
Other Birders: Marianne Sterrett

Northern Shrike (ad) along road between Rte 44 and the extreme north end of the reservoir. To get there go W from Liberty on 44, turn S just after you cross the Whitewater River (E. fork). The bird was in tree tops about 1/4mi S of 44, could not be relocated later in morning. Field marks: light forehead down to bill; mask narrow in front of eye, wider behind eye, fine barring on breast, white rump, tail seemed proportionally large and flight more direct, less undulating than Loggerhead's.

Date: 1 November 1998
Location: East Fork Lake
Reporter: Don Kinsman
Other Birders: Chuck Tirone

South Beach: 3 American Pipits in rocks at the shore's edge; 7 or 8 Turkey Vultures + 2 Black Vultures on the mud flats in the inlet by the edge of the beach; 1 Great Blue Heron; numerous American Coots, Killdeers, Ring-billed Gulls and Bonaparte's Gulls.

Along the stony dam wall at the boat ramp - 4 Pie-billed Grebes

In trees edging the parking lot at the "head" of the three trails (bike, back pack and hiking/horse) - 4 - 6 Yellow-rumped Warblers, possibly more. There and along the hiking trail - numbers of Northern Cardinals, Red-bellied Woodpeckers and Blue Jays. Three Mallards in the pond by the parking lot. (There seemed to be other species as well, but we were a bit pressed for time and could only cursorily look around.)

Date: 1 November 1998
Location: MWF wetlands
Reporter: Steve Pelikan
Other Birders:

An afternoon trip. Most of the birds Ned found earlier were present; Only 2 Pintail, though. The Coopers Hawks spent the afternoon chasing redwings with little success. Also: about 200 American Pipits in the fields N of Baughman Rd. and W of the wetlands.

Date: Sunday, November 1, 1998
Location: Miami-Whitewater wetlands
Reporter: Ned Keller
Other Birders: Kathy McDonald

1 Pied-billed Grebe, 6 Turkey Vultures, 500 Canada Geese, 30 Wood Ducks, 5 American Wigeon, 10 American Black Ducks, 300 Mallards, 2 Blue-winged Teal, 10 Northern Shovelers, 20 Northern Pintails, 100 Green-winged Teal, 2 Ring-necked Ducks, 2 Ruddy Ducks, 2 Northern Harriers, 2 Cooper's Hawks, 75 American Coots, 300 American Crows, 1 Marsh Wren, 1 American Tree Sparrow, 20 Song Sparrows, 30 Swamp Sparrows, 10 White-throated Sparrows, 75 White-crowned Sparrows, 4000 Red-winged Blackbirds, 1 Rusty Blackbird, 500 Common Grackles, 500 Brown-headed Cowbirds.

Date: November 1, 1998
Location: Gilmore Ponds
Reporter: Mike Busam
Other Birders:

3 Eastern Bluebird and 1 Chipping Sparrow on the Hamilton Center property; 2 Brown Creeper, 1 Towhee, Song and White-throated Sparrows. 1 UFO accipiter. Date: 10/31/98 7:30AM-6:30PM
Location: Muscatatuck NWR, Jennings Co., IN
Reporter: Neill Cade
Other Birders: Audubon field trip led by Darlena Graham

Trip List: 12 PB Grebe, 7 GB Heron, 200+ C Goose, 30+ W Duck, 65+ GW Teal, 3 AB Duck, 40+ Mallard, 10 Gadwall, 5 A Wigeon, 4 RN Duck, 2 H Merganser, 15+ T Vulture, 1 Osprey (Oxbow area), 1 N Harrier, 1 SS Hawk, 1 RS Hawk, 3 RT Hawk, 1 A Kestrel (Oxbow area), 50+ A Coot, 15+ Killdeer, 1 L Yellowlegs, 15+ C Snipe, 15 R Dove (en route), 50 M Dove, 4 B Kingfisher; Woodpeckers-- 15+ Red-bellied, 10+ Downy, 1 Hairy, 6+ N Flicker, 3+ Pileated; 100+ T Swallow, 15 B Jay, 400 A Crow, 20+ C Chickadee, 2 T Titmouse, 3+ WB Nuthatch, 1+ B Creeper, 5+ C Wren, 15 GC Kinglet, 2 RC Kinglet, 10+ E Bluebird, 20+ A Robin, 1 N Mockingbird, 50+ C Waxwing, 60 E Starling, 8+ YR Warbler, 30 N Cardinal, 5 E Towhee; Sparrows-- 10 A Tree, 1 Field, 3 Savannah, 1 Fox, 75+ Song, 50+ Swamp, 50+ WThroated, 30 WCrowned; 10 DE Junco, 400+ RW Blackbird, 40+ R Blackbird, 250+ C Grackle, 60 BH Cowbird, 20+ A Goldfinch, 5 H Sparrow.

Date: 30 October 1998
Location: Cincinnati
Reporter: Jeff Hays
Other Birders:

On Friday 30 October ~ 300 Double-crested Cormorant's were seen flying over the intersection of Interstate I75 and I74 (near Northside). The birds were flying to the west.

Date: October 31, 1998
Location: Hamilton Riverside Natural Area
Reporter: Mike Busam
Other Birders:

1 Vesper sparrow. Also present, numerous White-throated and Song Sparrow, 3 White Crowned, 1 Towhee, 5 Junco, a dozen or so each House Finch and Goldfinch, 30+ Mallards, 1 Black Duck, 20+ Canada Geese, 3 Great Blue Heron, 1 Red-tailed Hawk, 2 Kestral, 1 Snipe, 4 Greater Yellowlegs, Downy and Red-bellied Woodpecker, 15 Red-winged Blackbirds, Cardinals, Chickadee, numerous Starlings and Mourning Doves (please don't yell at me... ;), 10 Robins, 1 Golden Crowned Kinglet, 2 Belted Kingfishers.

Date: 10/30/98
Location: Alexandria, KY - Thriftway Marketplace
Reporter: David A. Brinkman
Other Birders:

Windowkill: Juvenile White-crowned Sparrow. Turned in to NKU Biological Sciences Department.

Date: 10/20-27/98
Location: Various
Reporter: Jonathan P. Ruedisueli
Other Birders:

First, between the 20th and 25th there were some interesting birds at my work (Kings Island) and the area surrounding. There was a large adult GB Heron over the lake in the Rivertown area of PKI, and 2+ Ret Tailed hawks dotted the skies (I saw one on 3 occasions that could have been 3 seperate hawks, I saw another at the intersection of Cross County and I-71 that was deffinitely a different one.) There was also an adorable carolina wren behind Wings (the food service stand where I work.) Unfortunately the park is now closed for the season, although the lack of disturbances from guests to the park will probably bring more wild animal friends to the area. Also, on a visit to Winton Woods yesterday I saw some 60 Canadian geese and 60 Mallards. Surprisingly 12 wood ducks (6 male, 6 female) were in the harbor area as well, apparently forced out of the kingfisher wetlands by the sewer line maintanance. The West Fork Damn area provided a great close-up view of a Kestrel as well as a red tailed hawk and a flock of waxwings which flew overhead.

Date: Oct. 25, 1998
Location: Hueston Woods State Park
Reporter: Paul Sontag
Other Birders:

1 Pileated Woodpecker, 2 Red-bellied Woodpeckers, 2 flickers, 1 Carolina Wren, 1 White-breasted Nuthatch, Blue Jays, Robins, 20+ American Coots.

Date: October 25, 1998 11 am to 12 pm
Location: Hamilton Riverside Natural Area
Reporter: Mike Busam
Other Birders:

7 Greater Yellowlegs, 5 Pectoral Sandpipers, 1 Common Snipe (decent mudflat at the wetland area), Killdeer, 2 House Finch, 1 Junco, 1 Field Sparrow (also a Field Sparrow at Mitchell earlier in the a.m.), 1 Swamp Sparrow, many Song and White-throated Sparrows, 2 Flicker, 2 Great Blue Heron, 30+ Mallards.

Date: October 25, 1998 8:00 am to 10:30 am
Location: Mitchell Memorial Forest
Reporter: Mike Busam
Other Birders: Lester Peyton

1 Yellow-bellied Sapsucker; 20+ Eastern Bluebird, 3 flicker, 3 Red-bellied Woodpecker, White-throated Sparrows, 2 Chipping Sparrows, 6 or so Yellow-rumped Warblers, 3 Brown Creepers, Robins, Grackles, Starlings, 3 Carolina Wren, Golden Crowned Kinglets, Cardinals, Chickadees...

Date: 10/25/98 8:30-Noon
Location: East Fork State Park
Reporter: Neill Cade
Other Birders: The Stanleys

Highlights: 3 PB Grebe, 1 DC Cormorant, 3 GB Heron, 15+ Bonaparte's Gull, 4 R Duck, 1 Osprey, 2 RT Hawk, 7 T Vulture, 6 GC Kinglet, 2 RC Kinglet, 1 RH Woodpecker, 1 YB Sapsucker, 30+ E Bluebird, 7 A Pipit, 1 N Mockingbird, 1 Savannah Sparrow. No sign of the Snow Buntings at the Saddle Dam.

Date: 10/24/98 8:30-Noon
Location: Mitchell Memorial Forest
Reporter: Neill Cade
Other Birders:

Highlights: 1 GB Heron, 12 Mallard, 2 Wood Duck, 1 Gadwall (female), 1 RS Hawk, 3 YB Sapsucker, 1 P Woodpecker, 1 B Creeper, 100+ C Waxwing, 8 GC Kinglet, 3 RC Kinglet, 1 Palm Warbler, 20+ YR Warbler, 20+ Chipping Sparrow.

Date: 10/21/98
Location: 2791 Morning Ridge Dr. 9:30 AM
Reporter: Neill Cade
Other Birders: Jason Cade

1 Hermit Thrush on back porch deck handrail.

Date: October 17, 1998
Location: East Fork State Park (near the log cabin)
Reporter: Olivier DEBRE
Other Birders: Celine MICHEL

2 Dark-eyed Juncos

Date: October 14, 1998
Location: Gilmore Ponds
Reporter: Olivier DEBRE
Other Birders: Celine MICHEL

1 Dark-eyed Junco (slated) feeding on the ground

Date: October 22, 1998
Location: Burnet Woods
Reporter: Olivier DEBRE
Other Birders: No

2 Hermit Thrushes

Date: October 21, 1998, 5:00 pm
Location: Redbank Rd / I71
Reporter: Mike Busam
Other Birders:

The large, autumn evening crow flights from "Mt. Rumpke" and elsewhere to their roosts in Cincinnati seem to be starting up. Two large groups of about 75 birds total were flying over Redbank Rd. and I-71, right over the Coca-Cola plant. When it peaks, there will be hundreds, sometimes thousands of crows.

Date: 10-21-98
Location: My Backyard, North College Hill
Reporter: Jonathan P. Ruedisueli
Other Birders:

Winter is comming! 3 Juncos in my yard today. I also was able to attract a Northern Flicker and a rather defensive Northern Mockingbird with a CD of their calls. I knew the Mockingbird was around, but that was the first time the flicker had emerged from the woods/grasslands that are behind my house and up the street.

Date: 10/18/98 7:30AM-Noon
Location: East Fork State Park, Clermont Co., OH
Reporter: Neill Cade
Other Birders: CBC field trip led by Hank Armstrong

Trip List: 1 PB Grebe, 3 DC Cormorant, 2 GB Heron, 10 C Goose, 4 Mallard, 25+ T Vulture, 1 Osprey, 1 RT Hawk, 1 N Bobwhite (heard), 4 A Coot, 10 Killdeer, 20+ RB Gull, 4 M Dove, 1 GH Owl, 1 B Kingfisher, 5 RB Woodpecker, 4 D Woodpecker, 7 N Flicker, 1 P Woodpecker, 1 E Phoebe, 10+ B Jay, 40 A Crow, 10+ C Chickadee, 1 T Titmouse, 6 C Wren, 6+ GC Kinglet, 3 RC Kinglet, 5+ E Bluebird, 40+ A Robin, 1 N Mockingbird, 120+ C Waxwing, 60+ E Starling, 2 BH Vireo, 40+ YR Warbler, 5 Palm Warbler, 30 N Cardinal, 1 I Bunting, 6 E Towhee, 20+ Song Sparrow, 8 Swamp Sparrow, 10 WT Sparrow, 3 DE Junco, 60+ RW Blackbird, 700+ C Grackle, 50+ BH Cowbird, 4 H Finch, 10+ A Goldfinch.

Date: Oct. 20, 1998 3:15/4;00 PM
Location: Aurora Ferry Rd., Boone Co., KY
Reporter: Granville Carey
Other Birders:

Better Birds: (North Slugh) 4 Pied-billed Grebes; 2 Great Bllue Herons; 25/30 Wood Ducks (4 Drakes); 6 Mallard; 8 Turkey Vultures; 1 Red-tailed Hawk; 4 Am. Coots.

On my return,stopped for a few minutes on Garrison Creek Rd. and easily identified my first Junco of the season.

Date: October 20, 1998
Location: Gilmore Ponds
Reporter: Darlene Sadler
Other Birders: George Sadler

While attacking honeysuckle along the South Pond Dike, we spotted a Junco flying ahead of us. Looks like winter is coming!! Also seen were Turkey Vultur and WT sparrows.

Date: 10/19/98
Location: Winton Woods Harbor and Lower Hike Bike Trail
Reporter: Jonathan P. Ruedisueli
Other Birders: Robert W. Ruedisueli

3 GB Herons, 1 T Titmouse, 9 C Chickadees, 1 Downey Woodpecker, 1 Cardinal, 2 Am. Robins, 62 Mallards, 89 Canadian Geese, 1 Red Shouldered Hawk, 4 Crows, 7 Blue Jays, 2 wood ducks, and one (very early in my opinion) American Coot! Surprisingly the wood ducks and coot were in the open water by Harbor Point and not in the swampy back waters of the Kingfisher Wetlands.

Date: 18 Oct 98, 8:45 to 10:45 a.m.
Location: Oxbow
Reporter: David Styer
Other Birders: Patti Niehoff

10 Turkey Vultures, 13 Black Vultures, 1 Red-tailed Hawk, 1 Cooper's Hawk, 1 N. Harrier, 3 Amer. Kestrels, 1 Osprey, and 1 imm. Bald Eagle. Also, a Red-headed Woodpecker flew high over head, being chased by a Robin.

Date: 10/17/98
Location: Mt. Airy Forrest
Reporter: Jim Black
Other Birders:

15 WT Sparrows, 2 N Juncos, 2 RC Kinglets, 2 GC Kinglets, 1 B Creeper, 15 Crows, 30+ A. Robins, 1 YB Sapsucker, 2 D woodpecker, 2 RB woodpeckers, 1 N Flicker, 3 RW blackbirds, 1 Grackle, 5 C Wrens, 7 C Chickadees, 2 T Titmice, 2 N Mockingbirds, 10 C Waxwings, and several N Cardinals.

Date: Oct. 7-10, 1998
Location: Versailles State Park, IN
Reporter: Jonathan P. Ruedisueli
Other Birders:

Saw 1 Belted Kingfisher, 2 Red Headed Woodpeckers, 2 Red Bellied Woodpeckers, several chickadees and titmice, flock of 40+ Turkey Vultures, 12 Great Blue Herons, one unidentified shorebird, and small flock of Canadian geese. Heard several more kingfishers and woodpeckers (including a probable Pileated) Also heard Eastern Screech-Owl and many species of warblers (unfortunately my dog scared most birds away before I could identify them.) I would have liked to have more time to watch birds but I was busy with my family most of the weekend.

Date: Tues., Oct. 13, '98 5:00/6:15 PM
Location: Oxbow Lake
Reporter: Granville Carey
Other Birders: Mel Peskin, Carole Nantz

Not much activity. Highlights: 25 DC Cormorant; 7 Great Blue Herons; 8 Great Egrets; 6 Mallards; 1 T Vulture; 2 unidentifiable shorebirds; 1 Belted Kingfisher; 100's of E Starlings & mixed blackbirds heading for roost; Song Sparrow.

Date: 10-13-98
Location: Mason Ohio,Corner of Snider & Cedar Village
Reporter: Dale Bodmer
Other Birders: jackie bodmer

there is a swan in a small pond at the above intersection.
i have seen this bird everyday since the weekend, (10-10-98).
its not there after dark.

Date: 10/12/98 2:30PM
Location: Westwood, Hamilton Co., OH
Reporter: Jason Cade
Other Birders: Kim Cade, Marcus Cade

1 female Ruby-throated Hummingbird came to our backyard feeder today and yesterday.

Date: 10/11/98 7:45AM-Noon
Location: Miami Whitewater Wetlands, Hamilton Co., OH
Reporter: Neill Cade
Other Birders:

Highlights: 15 PB Grebe, 8 Pintail, 3 N Shoveler, 15+ GW Teal, 10+ BW Teal, 1 R Duck, 2 Sora, 1 C Moorhen, 2 A Coot, 1 RT Hawk, 14 T Vulture, 1 YB Sapsucker, 10+ C Wren, 1 H Wren, 1 M Wren, 5 RC Kinglet; Warblers--60+ Yellow-rumped, 1 Pine, 3 C Yellowthroat; Sparrows--6 A Tree, 10+ Field, 75 Swamp, 3 Lincoln's, 100+ Song, 15+ Savannah, 10+ White-throated, 10+ White-crowned; 2 Bobolink, 1500+ RW Blackbird, 6 R Blackbird, 90+ A Goldfinch

Date: 10/10/98
Location: downtown Loveland
Reporter: Tom Uhlman
Other Birders:

2 Osprey

Date: Sunday, October 11, 1998
Location: Mitchell Forest
Reporter: Ned Keller
Other Birders: Kathy McDonald

2 Double-crested Cormorants (overhead), 40 Chimney Swifts, 1 Pileated Woodpecker, 4 Golden-crowned Kinglets, 3 Ruby-crowned Kinglets, 1 Cape May Warbler, 5 Yellow-rumped Warblers, 2 Black-throated Green Warblers, 1 Blackburnian Warbler, 1 Pine Warbler, 1 Bay-breasted Warbler, 15 Chipping Sparrows.

Date: 10/10/98
Location: Hamilton Riverside Natural Area
Reporter: John and Linda Mathews
Other Birders:

Song sparrows, house sparrow, white throated sparrow, tree swallows, rough-winged swallows, goldfinches, house finch, robins, mallards, gadwall (male), great blue herons (6), cedar waxwings (hundreds), carolina wrens, killdeer, yellow-rumped warblers, wood ducks, cardinals, least flycatcher, osprey, chickadees, towhee (female), kingfisher, Canadian geese, red-winged blackbirds, lesser yellow legs, red tail hawks (4), blue jays, turkey vulture, downy woodpecker, flicker, catbird, meadowlark

Date: 10/9/98
Location: Withrow Nature Preserve
Reporter: David A. Brinkman
Other Birders: none

Blue-headed Vireo - singing soft song.
Only migrant to report.

Date: Sunday, October 4, 1998
Location: Gilmore Ponds
Reporter: Mike Busam
Other Birders:

Warblers: 1 Ovenbird, 15+ Yellow-Rumped, 5 Palm, 10+ Black-Throated Green, 1 Nashville, 9 Common Yellowthroats, 1 Magnolia, 10+ Tennessee. Sparrows: 5 Lincoln, 10+ Swamp, 20+ each Song and White-throated. 2 Yellow-bellied Sapsucker, 2 Flicker, a few Downy Woodpeckers. 2 Rose-breasted Grosbeak, 1 UFO thrush, 7-10 Catbirds, 30+ Robins, 6 Cardinals, 2 Golden-crowned Kinglets, 3 House Wren, 2 Carolina Wren. 10 Red-winged Blackbirds, 1 Red-tail Hawk, 1 TV, 6 Great-blue Heron, 6 or so Crows.

Date: Sunday, October 4, 1998
Location: Miami-Whitewater
Reporter: Ned Keller
Other Birders: Audubon field trip

5 Pied-billed Grebes, Wood Ducks, 1 American Wigeon, Mallards, 2 Blue-winged Teal, 2 Northern Shovelers, 10 Northern Pintails, 20 Green-winged Teal, 1 Ruddy Duck, 1 Common Snipe, 1 Yellow-billed Cuckoo, 2 Yellow-bellied Sapsuckers, 1 Eastern Wood-Pewee, 100 Tree Swallows, 10 Northern Rough-winged Swallows, 1 Marsh Wren, 2 Golden-crowned Kinglets, 1 Ruby-crowned Kinglet, 50 Cedar Waxwings, 1 Chestnut-sided Warbler, 30 Yellow-rumped Warblers, 3 Black-throated Green Warblers, 4 Palm Warblers, 1 Black-and-white Warbler, 5 Common Yellowthroats, 2 Field Sparrows, Savannah Sparrow (at least 2, and about 20 more than probable were, but couldn't be identified), Song Sparrows, 12 Lincoln's Sparrows, Swamp Sparrows (at least 5, and many more probables), White-throated Sparrows, 3 White-crowned Sparrows, 1 Rose-breasted Grosbeak, 5 Rusty Blackbirds.

Date: friday Oct 2 1998
Location: East Fork Lake, North Shore Dr bridle trails
Reporter: Randy Emmitt
Other Birders: none

A what appeared to be a banded Catbird with a blueish plastic clip on the left wing??

Migrant birds seen today were:

1 Y-B Cuckcoo (imm.)
1 Red-breasted Nuthatch (heard)
15 Golden-crowned Kinglets ( 25 yesterday)
5 Ruby-crowned Kinglets
3 Solitary Vireo ( not as blue headed as our NC ones)
1 Red-eyed Vireo
2 Tenn. Warblers
2 Magnolia Warblers
8 Black-throated Green Warblers
1 Black-throated Blue Warbler (female)
1 Bay-breasted Warbler (yesterday)
1 Black and white Warbler (imm.)
4 A Redstart
3 Scarlet Tanagers (yesterday)
3 Rose-breasted Grosbeak
10 White-throated Sparrows

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