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Sightings Log Archive: July 1999 - September 1999

Date: September 25
Location: Great Miami River just south of Dayton
Reporter: Denis Conover
Other Birders:

Saw group of six mute swans in the river. A few weeks ago, in this same area I saw a swan and a Canada goose that were very sick. The swan eventually died.

Date: Sept 25-30
Location: Rocky Fork Lake, Highland Co.
Reporter: Anita Brewer
Other Birders:


Two immature Cape May warblers have
occupied the elm trees and bird bath in my front yard all week, chasing all regulars to other trees. Including the red-breasted nut hatch which has been here all month.

Date: 9/28/99
Location: Burnet Woods/my house about 1 mile away
Reporter: William Hull
Other Birders:

Burnet Woods - A quick walk around the pond around 7pm gave 5 song sparrows, 1 savannah sparrow, nashville warbler, 30+ cardinals, 30+ common nighthawks high overhead (they looked great against the clouds)

My house (Glenmary Ave) - 2 rt hummingbirds all evening, many nighthawks (didn't estimate count through the trees). What was interesting with the hummers was that they would perch around 12" apart on the same dead branch in a red oak but as soon as one made a move for a feeder battle royale would begin.

Date: 9/28/99
Location: Milford Tech Center
Reporter: William Hull
Other Birders:

There is a kestrel that has perched in the same tree almost every afternoon (4pm-5pm) for the past two weeks. It is on the left hand side of Eastman Drive immediately across from the exit to US50 off I-275. There are a few dead trees and it is usually perched in one of those.

Date: 9/27/99
Location: Around Cinci
Reporter: Joe Bens
Other Birders:

Amazingly, I saw 2 merlins today!
One was over I-74 at I-75 at 8:00am.
One was over Beechmont near I-275.
Both were low flying just over treetop level.

Date: 9/26/99 8:00AM-Noon
Location: Mitchell Memorial Forest, Hamilton Co., OH
Reporter: Neill Cade
Other Birders:

Canada Goose 6, Wood Duck 4, Sharp-shinned Hawk 1, Red-shouldered Hawk 1, Red-tailed Hawk 1, Mourning Dove 6, Yellow-billed Cuckoo 1, Chimney Swift 25, Ruby-throated Hummingbird 1, Belted Kingfisher 1, Red-bellied Woodpecker 7, Yellow-bellied Sapsucker 2, Downy Woodpecker 10, Hairy Woodpecker 2, Northern Flicker 5, Pileated Woodpecker 2, Eastern Wood-Pewee 2, Red-eyed Vireo 1, Blue Jay 30, American Crow 40, Carolina Chickadee 40, Tufted Titmouse 8, Red-breasted Nuthatch 9, White-breasted Nuthatch 2, Carolina Wren 8, House Wren 2, Ruby-crowned Kinglet 2, Eastern Bluebird 2, Swainson's Thrush 3, American Robin 25, Gray Catbird 10, Northern Mockingbird 2, European Starling 30, Cedar Waxwing 7, Maglia Warbler 8, Cape May Warbler 12, Yellow-rumped Warbler 3, Black-throated Green Warbler 2, Blackburnian Warbler 1, Prairie Warbler 1, American Redstart 3, Common Yellowthroat 1, Scarlet Tanager 2, Eastern Towhee 3, Chipping Sparrow 10, Field Sparrow 2, Song Sparrow 4, White-throated Sparrow 2, Northern Cardinal 40, Rose-breasted Grosbeak 1, Indigo Bunting 3, Red-winged Blackbird 40, Common Grackle 200, House Finch 8, American Goldfinch 6, House Sparrow 7.

Date: September 26, 1999 7:30 am
Location: Miami-Whitewater Forest
Reporter: Mike Busam
Other Birders: Jack Busam

2 Yellow-throated Warblers, 1 blue-headed vireo, 3 yellow-throated vireo. 75 Blue Jays; all but 4 or so seemed to be migrating.

At the Wetlands: 1 yellow-rumped warbler, 1 swamp sparrow, 1 cooper's hawk.

Date: 9/25/99
Location: Cincinnat Nature Center
Reporter: Darlena Graham
Other Birders: members of a bird walk at the Cincinnati Nature Center

The Ovenbird is still at the bird blind and being very cooperative. We heard but could not find a Rose-breasted Grosbeak, several Swainson's Thrushes and at least 3 Red-breasted Nuthatches. We found good numbers of the usual residents but little of anything to get excited about.

Date: 9/25/99
Location: CNC Rowe Woods/Cinergy Field
Reporter: Brett Gilmore
Other Birders: Todd Gailar

We saw a female kestrel hunting the incects around the stadium lights at Cinergy field on Friday night. The not so common birds we saw saturday morning @ CNC were a pileated woodpecker, barred owl, red-breasted nuthatches and ovenbird.

Date: 9/25/99
Location: Burnet Woods
Reporter: William Hull
Other Birders:

There was a Nashville warbler in the brush near the dock at the end of the pond with the wood duck house Friday and Saturday afternoons. Saturday I saw it for about 4-5 minutes at less than 10 feet. There was also a few redstarts and a few other warblers I couldn't identify.

Date: 9/25/99
Location: Clifton backyard on Vine
Reporter: Lori Brumbaugh
Other Birders:

I had red breasted nuthatches at the feeder for the first time. Also, as I was watering my young trees, I watched a magnolia warbler and a redstart take a wet leave bath on one of the trees. A couple feet away, a Carolina wren was engaging in the same behavior. All the commoners were flying through as a piliated hollered from the tree tops.

Date: 9/25/99
Location: Cincinnati Nature Center, RW
Reporter: Donald Morse Jr.
Other Birders: many

A good number of Reb breasted Nuthatch still remain at the feeders/blind closest to the main parking lot. The Ovenbird is still there. There was also a Black - throated green warbler in the trees above the feeders.

Date: 9/25/99 8:00-Noon
Location: Spring Grove Cemetery, Hamilton Co., OH
Reporter: Neill Cade
Other Birders:

Mute Swan 4, Wood Duck 2, Mallard 20, Cooper's Hawk 1, Killdeer 1, Rock Dove 7, Mourning Dove 20, Great Horned Owl 1, Chimney Swift 45, Ruby-throated Hummingbird 1, Belted Kingfisher 1, Red-bellied Woodpecker 8, Downy Woodpecker 6, Hairy Woodpecker 1, Northern Flicker 3, Pileated Woodpecker 1, Eastern Wood-Pewee 15, Eastern Phoebe 2, Warbling Vireo 2, Red-eyed Vireo 2, Blue Jay 40, American Crow 120, Carolina Chickadee 60, Tufted Titmouse 8, Red-breasted Nuthatch 15, White-breasted Nuthatch 3, Brown Creeper 1, Carolina Wren 5, House Wren 1, Swainson's Thrush 2, American Robin 30, Gray Catbird 4, Northern Mockingbird 3, European Starling 35, Cedar Waxwing 12, Tennessee Warbler 3, Northern Parula 1, Chestnut-sided Warbler 1, Magnolia Warbler 1, Cape May Warbler 4, Yellow-rumped Warbler 1, Palm Warbler 1, American Redstart 2, Common Yellowthroat 1, Chipping Sparrow 5, Field Sparrow 3, Song Sparrow 5, Lincoln's Sparrow 1, Northern Cardinal 30, Indigo Bunting 11, Red-winged Blackbird 15, Common Grackle 60, Brown-headed Cowbird 10, House Finch 12, American Goldfinch 7, House Sparrow 30.

Date: 9/23/99 11:00 AM
Location: 2791 Morning Ridge Dr., Cincinnati, OH
Reporter: Jason Cade
Other Birders: Kim Cade

Small kettle of 2 Turkey Vultures and 7 Broad-winged Hawks.

Date: 9/24/1999
Location: Cincinnati Nature Center
Reporter: Bill Creasey
Other Birders:

The partial albino cardinal sighted at the bird blind has been seen in the general area of the Rowe Interpretive Building for the past three winter seasons, but never in summer. This will be its third winter with us. Amazingly, there is another such partial albino female cardinal over on the far reaches of the Redwing Loop trail. Both separate birds were sighted by the team covering the redwing loop trail on last year's Christmas Bird Count. While the bird David describes was seen at the feeders viewed from the lobby windows.

Date: 9/24/99
Location: Taylor Glenn Golf Course, Nicholsville OH.
Reporter: Donald Morse Jr.
Other Birders:

4 Common Nighthawks feeding over golf course. (evening) The golf course is on St. Rt. 222 ~ 5 miles S of East Fork SP.

Date: Sept. 21 & 22, 1999
Location: East Fork State Park, CNC
Reporter: Hank Armstrong
Other Birders: Erick Armstrong

Osprey (3) diving for fish a the west end of the beach, 14 Gray Catbirds feeding on whild grapes in several areas. First sighting of Ruby-crowned Kinglets (4) near the twin ponds on the south main road just before the church.
At the Cincinnati Nature Center there were 5 Red-brested Nuthatches in one pine tree next to the main parking lot. Several othere were neard in the area.

Date: September 22, 1999 7:30 am - 8:30 am
Location: Drake Park
Reporter: Mike Busam
Other Birders: Craig Ramsdell

3 red-breasted nuthatch, 1 yellow-bellied sapsucker, Nasvhille, magnolia, black-throated green warblers, redstarts, 2 Swainson's thrushes

Date: 9/21/99
Location: Cincinnati Nature Center
Reporter: David A. Brinkman
Other Birders: Bridget J. Brinkman

Bird blind mentioned by Bill Creasey (see 9/16/99 below) was visited by the ovenbird and a red-breasted nuthatch. Peculiar, though, was a partial albino adult female cardinal. She had a complete white head (as white as an egret) and the rest of the body was normal. Her bill was orange and she retained the black facial mask. Also present at the blind were two deer, a cottontail, and the usual common birds.

Date: 9/21/99
Location: Hueston Woods
Reporter: Frank Frick
Other Birders:

make that HUESTON WOODS

Date: Sept.21,1999 10:00am to 12:30
Location: Houston Woods
Reporter: Frank Frick
Other Birders:

Over lake or over woods near lake.2 Osprey,1 Bald Eagle an adult,2 Caspian terns,2 Black Vultures,TVs,Mallards 2 Wood ducks,Killdeer and Barn and Tree Swallows.

Date: 9/18/99
Location: Oxbow
Reporter: Darlena Graham
Other Birders:

I forgot to mention the Oxbow sighting and with good reason. Except for the lone Coot there was nothing worth talking about. 72 GBH's and 48 Gr.Egrets are getting to be downright ho-hum. There were tho' more ducks.

Date: 9/18/99
Location: Oxbow
Reporter: Darlena Graham
Other Birders:

I forgot to enter the Oxbow activity and with good reason. Except for the lone Coot there was nothing there that we haven't already talked about. 72 GBH's and 29 Gr. Egrets are getting to be downright ho-hum.

Date: 9/18/99
Location: Muscatatuck and Oxbow on my way home.
Reporter: Darlena Graham
Other Birders:

Nice action at the visitors center. 2 Red-breasted Nuthatches, at least 3 White-breasted. Warbles:2 Black-throated Greens, 1 Tennessee, 1 Nashville, 1 Ovenbird, several "Bay-polls", at least 1 of which was a Bay-breasted and 1 a Black-poll. 1 Black & White. Vireos, Red-eyed, White-eyed, Blue-headed, and Warbling. Several Swainsons Thrushes and still 1 Wood Thrush, at least 2 Rose-breasted Grosbeaks were also there.
There is good shorebird habitat but very few shorebirds, only a handfull of Killdeers, Pect. and Yellowlegs. The Heron population is settling down. There were about 15 Gr. Egrets, and about twice that many GBH's - no Greens.
Good ducks though. Canada Geese (of course), Mallards, Woodies, Green Teal and Blue-winged Teal, and a few Shovelers. Red-headed Woodpeckers were quite evident. Raptors were quiet - I had only 1 Kestrel, 1 Shoulder and 1 Tail. The Sedge Wrens at Endicott Marsh are gone, I suspect because of the bigfooted clod that tramped through the area. There were also 2 Lincoln Sparrows, several Savanahs and about 20 Swamp Sparrows.

Date: 9/19/99 8:00 AM Until 10:30 AM
Location: East Fork State Park, Ohio
Reporter: Bill Stanley
Other Birders:

3 Double-crested Cormorant, 1 Great Blue Heron, 1 Osprey, 1 Cooper's Hawk, 1 Red-shouldered Hawk, 3 Killdeer, 8 Ring-billed Gulls, 18 Chimney Swifts, 1 Ruby-throated Hummingbird, 2 Red-bellied Woodpecker, 4 Downy Woodpecker, 1 Hairy Woodpecker, 1 Northern Flicker, 1 Pileated Woodpecker, 1 Great-crested Flycatcher, 10 Bluejay, 3 American Crow, 8 Carolina Chickadee, 3 Tufted Titmouse, 3 White-breasted Nuthatch, 3 Carolina Wren, 2 House wren, 2 American Robin, 2 Gray Catbird, 1 Northern Mockingbird, 6 Cedar Waxwing, 3 White-eyed Vireo, 5 Red-eyed Vireo, 2 Nashville Warbler, 3 Magnolia Warbler, 1 Cape May Warbler, 5 Black-throated Green Warbler, 1 Blackpoll Warbler, 1 Black and White Warbler, 2 American Redstart, 4 Common Yellowthroat, 1 Scarlet Tanager, 6 Northern Cardinal, 2 Indigo Bunting, 4 Eastern Towhee, 4 Field Sparrow, 1 Song Sparrow, 1 Licoln's Sparrow, 50 Common Grackle, 2 American Goldfinch

Date: 9-16-99
Location: MWF Timberlakes Dr.
Reporter: Lester Peyton
Other Birders:

I had 3 Ruby-crowned Kinglets (RCKI)
Thursday morning while walking the Timberlakes Dr.

Date: 9/19/99 8:00-11:30AM
Location: Spring Grove Cemetery, Hamilton Co., OH
Reporter: Neill Cade
Other Birders:

15 Canada Goose, 4 Mute Swan, 1 Wood Duck, 20 Mallard, 1 Cooper's Hawk, 1 Red-shouldered Hawk, 1 Red-tailed Hawk, 1 American Kestrel, 4 Killdeer, 6 Rock Dove, 40 Mourning Dove, 2 Yellow-billed Cuckoo, 1 Great Horned Owl, 60 Chimney Swift, 3 Ruby-throated Hummingbird, 1 Belted Kingfisher, 5 Red-bellied Woodpecker, 1 Yellow-bellied Sapsucker, 6 Downy Woodpecker, 1 Hairy Woodpecker, 3 Northern Flicker, 1 Pileated Woodpecker, 12 Eastern Wood-Pewee, 1 Least Flycatcher, 1 Eastern Phoebe, 1 White-eyed Vireo, 2 Warbling Vireo, 1 Philadelphia Vireo, 4 Red-eyed Vireo, 30 Blue Jay, 50 American Crow, 60 Carolina Chickadee, 18 Tufted Titmouse, 9 Red-breasted Nuthatch, 5 White-breasted Nuthatch, 1 Brown Creeper, 3 Carolina Wren, 2 House Wren, 1 Blue-gray Gnatcatcher, 1 Swainson's Thrush, 10 American Robin, 2 Gray Catbird, 1 Northern Mockingbird, 1 Brown Thrasher, 30 European Starling, 12 Cedar Waxwing, 1 Nashville Warbler, 2 Magnolia Warbler, 1 Cape May Warbler, 1 Yellow-rumped Warbler, 4 Black-throated Green Warbler, 1 Palm Warbler, 1 Bay-breasted Warbler, 3 Blackpoll Warbler, 4 Black-and-white Warbler, 8 American Redstart, 1 Common Yellowthroat, 1 Wilson's Warbler, 1 Summer Tanager, 1 Scarlet Tanager, 8 Chipping Sparrow, 2 Field Sparrow, 3 Song Sparrow, 50 Northern Cardinal, 1 Rose-breasted Grosbeak, 1 Indigo Bunting, 6 Red-winged Blackbird, 20 Common Grackle, 1 Baltimore Oriole, 5 House Finch, 12 American Goldfinch, 4 House Sparrow.

Red-breasted Nuthatches were very active, flying from spruces to oaks to sycamores in sections 71, 110, and 99 (next to caretaker's cottage).

Date: 9/18/99 7:30AM-1:30PM
Location: East Fork State Park, Clermont Co., OH
Reporter: Neill Cade
Other Birders: Hank Armstrong

8 Turkey Vulture, 1 Mallard, 1 Osprey, 1 Cooper's Hawk, 1 Broad-winged Hawk, 15 Killdeer, 35 Ring-billed Gull, 4 Rock Dove, 30 Mourning Dove, 3 Yellow-billed Cuckoo, 8 Chimney Swift, 3 Ruby-throated Hummingbird, 4 Red-bellied Woodpecker, 4 Downy Woodpecker, 1 Hairy Woodpecker, 2 Northern Flicker, 2 Pileated Woodpecker, 3 Eastern Wood-Pewee, 1 Great Crested Flycatcher, 3 White-eyed Vireo, 1 Yellow-throated Vireo, 1 Warbling Vireo, 4 Red-eyed Vireo, 20 Blue Jay, 10 American Crow, 50 Carolina Chickadee, 12 Tufted Titmouse, 4 White-breasted Nuthatch, 3 Carolina Wren, 2 House Wren, 8 Eastern Bluebird, 20 American Robin, 10 Gray Catbird, 1 Northern Mockingbird, 2 Brown Thrasher, 30 European Starling, 80 Cedar Waxwing, 1 Tennessee Warbler, 2 Nashville Warbler, 1 Chestnut-sided Warbler, 12 Magnolia Warbler, 1 Cape May Warbler, 1 Yellow-rumped Warbler, 3 Black-throated Green Warbler, 1 Blackburnian Warbler, 1 Bay-breasted Warbler, 2 Blackpoll Warbler, 2 Black-and-white Warbler, 4 American Redstart, 1 Northern Waterthrush, 5 Common Yellowthroat, 2 Wilson's Warbler, 2 Scarlet Tanager, 5 Eastern Towhee, 12 Field Sparrow, 4 Song Sparrow, 40 Northern Cardinal, 1 Rose-breasted Grosbeak, 2 Indigo Bunting, 15 Common Grackle, 4 House Finch, 12 American Goldfinch.

Date: 9/18/99
Location: House, New Richmond, OH.
Reporter: Donald Morse Jr.
Other Birders:

I have had a Lincoln's sparrow singing in the backyard for the last week. A new bird for my yard list.

Date: September 16, 1999
Location: Cincinnati Nature Center
Reporter: Bill Creasey
Other Birders: Brett Gilmore

An Ovenbird continues to be seen at the Hall Park Bird Blind located off the All Persons' Trail. The Ovenbird has been seen regularly for over a week now. Red-breasted Nuthatches continue to frequent the pines and feeders around the Rowe Interpretive Building. The first one was heard on August 24, 1999.

Date: September 17, 1999 7:30-8:30 am
Location: Drake Park
Reporter: Mike Busam
Other Birders: Craig Ramsdell, Steve Ray

1 red-breasted nuthatch, 1 house wren, 2 Swainson's thrush, 3 catbirds, 1 solitary vireo (seen and heard), 1 red-eyed vireo, 1 orange-crowned warbler (short primary extension, 'long' tail, yellowish underparts with yellow undertail coverts. Observed for about 5 minutes), 2 Nashville, 6+ magnolia, 6+ black-throated green, 3 blackpoll, a couple 'baypoll,' 6+ American redstart, including 2 adult males, 1 Wilson's warbler.

Date: 9/15/1999
Location: Burnet Woods
Reporter: William Hull
Other Birders:

Common nighthawk (50), wood duck, redstart (2), catbird, misc commoners

Date: Sept.13,1999 5:45-7:00 pm
Location: Miami Whitewater Drylands
Reporter: Paul Wharton
Other Birders:

Great Blue Heron 1,Redtail 1,Kestrel 2,N.Harrier 1 imm., Common Nighthawk 5 flocks-11,16,26,35,75 Horned Lark 8,E.Meadowlark 20, Bobolink 40+,Grasshopper Sp.2, Vesper Sp.2, Savannah Sp.1,Cliff Swallow 4, plus usuals

Date: Sept. 13,1999 1200-2000
Location: Paint Creek Wildlife Area
Reporter: Ron Kolde
Other Birders: Dan Scheffel, Troy Abernathy

Walked through croplands and brushy fields along Hardin Creek. Passerines in fields and riparian areas seen were RE Vireos, Tennessee, Nashville,Magnolia and Yellow Warblers, with Empid (?) flycatchers. Sparrows of note were Vesper and one Lark Sparrow. 2 Sedge wrens were also seen. The highlight of the trip was an American Bittern flushed in a weedline between soybeans and cornfields!

Date: Sept. 11,1999 0900-1500
Location: Brookville Lake and Summit Lake
Reporter: Ron Kolde
Other Birders: Tim Kolde

Visited Brookville Lake a.m.- 1 Osprey, 5 PB Grebes, RB Gulls, about 300 DC Cormorants. At Summit Lake birds of interest were imm. Peregrine Falcon, Wilson's Phalarope, Caspian Tern, Tree-Barn-Cliff Swallows. Conditions were very good for shorebirds due to low water levels in the waterfowl management ponds.

Date: 9/10/99
Location: Oxbow, Indiana
Reporter: Gene Kritsky
Other Birders: College of Mount St. Joseph Ecology Class

8 Great Blue Herons, 1 kingfisher, 1 osprey, 1 pied billed grebe, 50+ double crested cormorants, 4 killdeer, 45 great egrets, 4 Canada Geese, 5 mourning doves, 2 barn swallows, 1 ruby-throated hummingbird, 8 turkey vultures, 5+ european starlings, and 1 bank swallow.

Date: 9/9/99
Location: Boathouse, Little Miami River
Reporter: Susan Schultz
Other Birders:

Osprey hunting and catching some air currents just below the boathouse and below Kelley's Landing on river left. 2 or 3 kingfishers having a fit...observed from kayak.

Date: September 12, 1999
Location: Gilmore Ponds
Reporter: Mike Busam
Other Birders:

Redstarts, Hooded, Chestnut-sided, Tennessee, Bay-breasted, Blackpoll, & Nashville Warblers, Common Yellowthroat, 3 House Wren, 6 Bluebirds, 1 Cuckoo, 10+ Catbirds.

Date: 9/11/99
Location: Fairfield Backyard and Oakwood Park
Reporter: Mark Stephens
Other Birders: Mike Busam

Cuckoo, Redstart, Swainson Thrush, Tennessee & Nashville warblers, Catbirds + other commoners.

Date: 9-6-99
Location: Rocky Fork Lake, Highland Co.
Reporter: Anita Brewer
Other Birders:

Red breasted nuthatch backyard feeder

Bald eagle over airport close to campgrounds

End of August 5 great egrets at RFK campgrounds

Date: 9/11/99
Location: Green Twp
Reporter: Jim Black
Other Birders:

At dawn, a Common Nighthawk was seen flying around my house. Later that afternoon, saw a Redbreasted Nuthatch on a pine tree in my front yard. It has been around for the past week.

Date: 9-11-99 ; 8-10 am
Location: French Park
Reporter: Ev Kitchen
Other Birders:

Seven warblers including golden winged, magnolia, b&w, tennessee, nashville, redstart, and bl thrt green.
Other birders also saw wilson's and blackburnian

Date: 9/9/99
Location: Oxbow
Reporter: Darlena Graham
Other Birders: Members of an Oxbow field trip, Dave Styer and the members of an Audubon field trip.

The bird of the evening was an immature Bald Eagle. Dave spotted it out of a sky full of Heron, Egrets, and Vultures. We also counted 184 Great Blues and 48
Great Egrets. There were at least 9 Black Crowned Night Herons, flocks of Wood Ducks, Mallards, and about 16 Blue-winged Teals on the Beaver Pond. The mud flat at the end of the main lake had several Lesser Yellow-legs, a Semi-palmated Plover and several peeps to far off to identify. A Coopers Hawk flew by just to keep us on our toes.
Only 1 Cormorant was still hanging around by the time we got there.

Date: Sept.9,1999
Location: East Fork S.P.
Reporter: Hank Armstrong
Other Birders: none

From the south swimming beach looking to the west is a small island where 2 Common Terns, 3 Caspian Terns and a few Ring-billed gulls have been seen resting. The Black Tern was not there this morning.A good flock of warblers were located just up the road from the beach near the first parking lot on the left. They were in the area of the green electrical box which is near the road. This area has been a good spot for migrating warblers for several years. Seen this date were Magnolia,Tennesse, A.Redstart, Northern Parula, Black-throated Green, Blackburnian, Pine and Black and White.

Date: 9/8/99
Location: Mt. Carmel Thriftway
Reporter: David A. Brinkman
Other Birders: None

At about 9:05pm I noted a common nighthawk flying around the lights in the parking lot where I work. I checked Bruce Peterjohn's Birds of Ohio (1989) and noted that this is near the latter part of their migration.

Date: 9/5/99-1100-1500
Location: East Fork State Park-South Beach
Reporter: Ron Kolde
Other Birders: none

On a sandbar to the west of the beach approx. 3 dozen RB Gulls. One Common Tern present there sporadically- this bird was accompanied over the lake by two Black Terns.
Birds seen at W.Woods pond on Sat/Sun. were essentially identical, with several BW Teal present, as well as the Cooper's hawk Sat. a.m.(see J. Lehman's report)

Date: 9/6/99
Location: Southern Indiana (Ohio River Scenic Drive)
Reporter: David A. Brinkman
Other Birders: Bridget J. Brinkman

Rt. 156 (Switzerland Co.) - 3 Wild Turkeys crossed the road in front of us. At least two toms.

Clifty Falls SP (Jefferson Co.), near Madison - Red-breasted Nuthatch at the nature center feeders.

Falls of the Ohio (in Jeffersonville, IN) - 1 Osprey, 1 Great Egret, 2 Caspian Terns, about 20 Blue-winged Teal, and about 15 Double-crested Cormorants were the highlights.

Date: 9/6/99
Location: Southern Indiana (Ohio River Scenic Drive)
Reporter: David A. Brinkman
Other Birders: Bridget J. Brinkman

Rt. 156 (Switzerland Co.) - 3 Wild Turkeys crossed the road in front of us. At least two toms.

Clifty Falls SP (Jefferson Co.), near Madison - Red-breasted Nuthatch at the nature center feeders.

Falls of the Ohio (in Jeffersonville, IN) - 1 Osprey, 1 Great Egret, 2 Caspian Terns, about 20 Blue-winged Teal, and about 15 Double-crested Cormorants were the highlights.

Date: 9/5/99, Monday, 10 am - 11 am
Location: Winton Woods Settling Basin
Reporter: Jay G. Lehman
Other Birders: one from Hamilton, name unknown

Semipalmated Plover 2, Spotted Sandpiper 1, Lesser Yellowlegs 10, Pectoral Sandpiper 12, Least Sandpiper 12, Stilt Sandpiper 1, Semipalmated Sandpiper 2

More exposed mudlfat and edge than last week end. Still very good shore bird habitat.

Date: 9\4\99
Location: Hueston Woods
Reporter: Ted Ellis
Other Birders:

Mud flats near marina--2 lesser yellowlegs ,5 least ,4 semi palmated, 3 pectoral, 2 spotted, sandpipers.Many killdeer, 1 green heron, 3 great blues,5 wood duck, 1 kingfisher, 2 great egrets, 1 d.b. comorant ,several r b gulls,rough wing, tree, and barn swallows.

Date: 9\4\99
Location: Hueston Woods
Reporter: Ted Ellis
Other Birders:

Mud flats near marina--2 lesser yellowlegs ,5 least ,4 semi palmated, 3 pectoral, 2 spotted, sandpipers.Many killdeer, 1 green heron, 3 great blues,5 wood duck, 1 kingfisher, 2 great egrets, 1 d.b. comorant ,several r b gulls,rough wing, tree, and barn swallows.

Date: 9/5/99
Location: Mt. Carmel Thriftway
Reporter: David A. Brinkman
Other Birders: None.

While on my lunch break outside the store, I noticed a turkey vulture and a broad-winged hawk. I scanned the sky for other raptors but did not see any more.

Date: 9/5/99
Location: Mt. Carmel Thriftway
Reporter: David A. Brinkman
Other Birders: None.

While on my lunch break outside the store, I noticed a turkey vulture and a broad-winged hawk. I scanned the sky for other raptors but did not see any more.

Date: 9/2/99 5:00 PM
Location: Lloyd's Wildlife Area (Crittenden, KY)
Reporter: Marshall W. Iseral
Other Birders:

Major Highlight: 4-5 Red-breasted Nuthatch in the pine trees near the Sportman's Club Building

Date: September 3, 1999 7:30-8:30 am
Location: Daniel Drake Park
Reporter: Mike Busam
Other Birders: Craig Ramsdell, Steve Ray

1 red-breasted nuthatch. Warblers: blackburnian, 1 ovenbird, magnolia, redstart, chestnut-sided, black-throated green.

Date: 8/20/99
Location: Cincinnati Nature Center
Reporter: David A. Brinkman
Other Birders: None.

Also, a belated report: On 8/20 I had a female black-and-white warbler at the bird blind closest to the crop fields.

Date: 9/1/99
Location: Cincinnati Nature Center
Reporter: David A. Brinkman
Other Birders: None.

Highlights in two hours of birding: 1 Least Flycatcher, 1 Blue-gray Gnatcatcher (in conflict with a female hummingbird), 1 Black-throated Green Warbler (1st year male?), 1 Yellow-th. Vireo, 1 Philadelphia Vireo (singing & seen), 1 Eastern Wood Pewee. Also, a doe and two young fawns (about a 1/3 of her size), photographed.

Date: 08-31-99
Location: MWF Timberlakes Rd. & SAt Bill Angel's house (see Ned's directions below), the Green Violet-Ear was seen as late as 7:30pm at the hummingbird feeder in the window at the back of his house. However, 4-5 ruby-throated's continued to appear after 8:30pm. The Green Violet-Ear is much larger, by about an inch.

Date: August 26, 1999
Location: Covington
Reporter: Ned Keller
Other Birders: many

Bill Angel found a Green Violet-ear in his yard in Covington yesterday afternoon. It was still coming to his feeders regularly as of 5PM today when I left.

From I-275 south of Cincinnati, between I-75 and I-471, take Kentucky 16 (Taylor Mill Road) south. After four miles, turn left onto Lipscomb Road. After another mile, turn left again onto Lieberman Road. Bill's house is the second house on the right, at 5954 Lieberman. Just look for the birders' cars. Bill is a birder, and is ready (he thinks) for lots of people. You do not need to call ahead. There are feeders all around the house, but your best bet seems to be to stand near the woodpiles on the left side of the house. Most of the activity today was on the feeders behind the house, and on the left.

Date: Aug 26th 1999
Location: Milford Ohio
Reporter: Bobby Foppe
Other Birders:

This afternoon I found a flock of Chickadee's and Titmice. Good birds in this flock included a Blackburnian Warbler and best of all a RED BREASTED NUTHATCH. Guess it will be a good year for Nuthatches!

Date: Aug 26th 1999
Location: Kenton County KY
Reporter: Bobby Foppe
Other Birders:

I did not see this bird but I've seen multiple E-mails on a Green Violet Eared Hummingbird in Kenton County KY area. Does anyone know if this exists?

Date: 8/25/99
Location: My house, New Richmond OH.
Reporter: Donald Morse Jr.
Other Birders: dad?

Project Nighthawk yeilded 314 Common Nighthawk yesterday. The Low Pressure over the tristate have the birds on the move.

Date: 8/22/99 1200-1600
Location: Paint Creek Lake
Reporter: Ron Kolde
Other Birders: Ryan and Amber Kolde

The lake being about 3' below normal level has Great Blue Herons everywhere, even at the public swimming beach- we got as close as 25' while in the water. 6 Ring-billed gulls (2 adults), also 3 DC Cormorants.

Date: August 22, 1999 8:30-10:30 AM
Location: Mitchell Memorial Forest, Hamilton Co., OH
Reporter: Neill Cade
Other Birders:

Red-shouldered Hawk 1, Broad-winged Hawk 1, Mourning Dove 2, Yellow-billed Cuckoo 1, Great Horned Owl 1, Chimney Swift 6, Ruby-throated Hummingbird 1, Red-bellied Woodpecker 2, Downy Woodpecker 4, Hairy Woodpecker 1, Northern Flicker 2, Eastern Wood-Pewee 1, Least Flycatcher 1, Eastern Kingbird 1, Warbling Vireo 1, Red-eyed Vireo 6, Blue Jay 4, American Crow 6, Barn Swallow 4, Carolina Chickadee 40, Tufted Titmouse 7, White-breasted Nuthatch 3, Carolina Wren 4, House Wren 1, Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 2, Eastern Bluebird 2, American Robin 20, Gray Catbird 1, Northern Mockingbird 1, European Starling 4, Cedar Waxwing 15, Blackburnian Warbler 1, Common Yellowthroat 1, Summer Tanager 1, Eastern Towhee 1, Chipping Sparrow 5, Field Sparrow 12, Song Sparrow 4, Northern Cardinal 25, Rose-breasted Grosbeak 1, Indigo Bunting 3, Red-winged Blackbird 12, Common Grackle 5, Baltimore Oriole 1, American Goldfinch 15.

Date: August 22, 1999
Location: Miami-Whitewater Forest
Reporter: Mike Busam
Other Birders:

1 Northern Parula, 1 Chestnut-sided Warbler, 1 Blackburnian, 2 Redstart, 1 Magnolia, 1 Cerulean, 1 Baltimore Oriole, 6+ Red-eyed Vireo, 2 Pileated Woodpeckers,

Yesterday at Gilmore Ponds during a field trip, 3 Great Blue Heron, 2 Cape May Warblers, just east of Gravel Pit. 1 Red-Tail Hawk.

Date: 8/21/99
Location: Cinergy Field
Reporter: David A. Brinkman
Other Birders: 3 non-birders.

4 Nighthawks, 2 Rock Doves and 1 Female Kestrel (feeding on flying insects). Also, 3 Flycatchers in the Outfield.

Date: August 20,1999
Location: Miami Whitewater Wetlands 7:15-9:00am
Reporter: Paul Wharton
Other Birders:

The marsh is virtually dry- only a few small pools remain. Highlights were: 1 Great Blue Heron, 1 GWTeal, 2 Killdeer, 1 Solitary, 1 Gr.Yellowlegs, 20+ Horned Larks, 15 E. Meadowlarks, 3 House wrens, 1 Car. wren, 1 Marsh wren, 7-8 singing Sedge Wrens, 6 Grasshopper Sparrows,3 Savannahs, 2 Henslow's, and 5 Bobolinks. On August 11 I had an imm. N. Harrier hunting in the area of the farmroad.

Date: 8/19/99
Location: Batavia Village, OH.
Reporter: Don Morse Jr.
Other Birders:

35+ Common Nighthawks flying over village - mixed in with Rock Dove.

Date: 8/18/99
Location: New Richmond OH.
Reporter: Donald Morse Jr.
Other Birders:

6 Common Nighthawks flying over house. Nighthawks are starting to migrate in SW Ohio. (This time they were in the evening like I used to)

Date: August 15, 1999, Sunday, 10:30 am-12:30pm
Location: Winton Woods
Reporter: Jay G. Lehman
Other Birders: several others, can't remember the names

Least Sandpiper-2, Pectoral Sandpiper-8, Solitary Sandpiper-5, Lesser Yellowlegs-3, Spotted Sandpiper-3, Killdeer-10-15, Great Blue Heron-15

The exposed edges on the north and east sides are hidden from view from the northeast corner viewing area. Wait until the birds are spoked by flying Great Blue Herons, geese or Kildeer and something different may appear.

Date: August 15, 1999, Sunday, 2:45 pm
Location: Acton Lake, Hueston Woods SP
Reporter: Jay g. Lehman
Other Birders:

Little Blue Heron-1 imm., n. end of lake, visible from northern most parking lot at Boat Rental/Nature Center area

Canada Geese, mallards, Great Blue Heron 3-5, Ring-b. Gull-23, Killdeer-2

Date: 15, 16 Aug
Location: College Hill
Reporter: Steve Pelikan
Other Birders:

There seemed to be a fair number of warblers moving these last few days. Species included: Black and White,Blackburnian,
Black-throated Green, Magnolia, Canada, Chestnut-sided, and Yellow.

Non-resident flycatchers included (silent) Acadian and Least.

Date: 8/15/99
Location: Oxbow
Reporter: Darlena Graham
Other Birders:

The place is full of Herons and some shorebirds, nothing out of the ordinary except one Wilson's Phalarope. It's tough to get down in there. Wear long pants.

Date: 8/15/99
Location: Muscatatuck
Reporter: Darlena Graham
Other Birders:

There is great heron and some shorebird habitat. There were 14 Great Egrets, 23 Great Blues, and 6(!) immature Little Blue Herons at the Mini-Marsh, also in that same location several Pectorals, Greater and Lesser Yellowlegs, Spotties, Solitaries, and Peeps too far out to identify for sure. MacDonald Marsh is also full of these same species (except Little Blues). 3 Sedge Wrens were singing in their tradional location at the Endicott Marsh and 2 Henslows in the field on the northeast corner of that intersection. There was also 1 Sedge Wren singing in the field across from the parking lot at Riehart Lake. One Wilson's Warbler was in the willows near Endicott Marsh. Nice sighting of all the expected residents, too.

Date: August 14-16, 1999
Location: Gilmore Ponds, MWF, Drake Park
Reporter: Mike Busam
Other Birders: Mark Stephens

8.14: Gilmore--4 C. Yellowthroats, 17 Catbirds, 1 Great Egret (flying into East Pond), 3 Great Blue Heron, 8 Wood Duck, 2 Baltimore Orioles, 7 House wren, including 3 fledglings. Still a little water in the gravel pit, Walker's Run & East Pond.

8.15: Miami Whitewater Forest, Timberlakes road--add one Blackburnian Warbler to Neill's list. Also 1 immature Broad-winged Hawk.

8.16: Drake Park: 1 Blue-winged Warbler, 1 Prairie Warbler, 1 ufo "little yellow guy" warbler, 2 House Wren, 1 Catbird, 4 Hummingbirds, 5 Gnatcatcher.

Date: August 15, 1999 7:30-10:30
Location: Miami Whitewater Forest & Wetlands, Hamilton Co., OH
Reporter: Neill Cade
Other Birders: Sherwood McIntyre

Wetlands--No shorebird habitat. Only 1 Semipalmated Plover, 5 Killdeer, and 1 Pectoral Sandpiper in the whole area. On the bright side: 4 Yellow-billed Cuckoo; 3 Brown Thrasher; Warblers--3 Yellow, 1 Black-and-white, 1 Prothonotary, 12 Common Yellowthroat, 2 Yellow-breasted Chat; 3 Baltimore Oriole; 5 Rusty Blackbird.

Parcours Trail & Bowles Woods--1 Broad-winged Hawk, 2 Hairy and 2 Pileated Woodpecker, 5 more Yellow-billed Cuckoo; Flycatchers: 2 Eastern Kingbird, 1 Creat-crested, 2 Eastern Phoebe, 9 Eastern Wood-Pewee, 4 Acadian, 2 Least; 5 Blue-gray Gnatcatcher, Warblers: 1 Yellow, 1 Black-and-white, 4 Cerulean, 1 Northern Parula, 5 C Yellowthroat, 2 Baltimore Oriole, 1 Scarlet Tanager.

Also, 20+ Bank Swallows on telephone wire near mani entrance to the park.

Date: 8/15/99
Location: house- New Richmond, OH.
Reporter: Donald Morse Jr.
Other Birders:

A flock of ~15 Common Nighthawk flew leisurely over house this morning around
10 AM. A flock of ~25 DC Cormorants flew over house as well. Birds are on the move here in southern Clermont Co. OH.

Date: Aug 11, 1999
Location: Acton Lake at Hueston Woods State Park
Reporter: David Russell
Other Birders: Jill Dansand

An immature Little Blue Heron was in the marsh at the north end of the lake near the office today. Was undisturbed by the people but the badgering by GB Herons and Canada Geese kept it moving around.

Date: 8/10/99 1900-2030
Location: Miami Whitewater wetlands
Reporter: Ron Kolde
Other Birders: Tim Kolde

Least Flycatcher, willow flycatcher, 4 orchard orioles, 4 sedge wrens ( 2 seen), 4 horned larks, savannah sparrow. Most birds seen in the prairie area north of the bat house.

Date: August 11, 1999 7:30-8:15 am
Location: Drake Park
Reporter: Mike Busam
Other Birders:

2 ruby-throated hummers, 1 yellow-billed cuckoo, 1 great-crested flycatcher, 4 gnatcatcher, 1 black & white warbler

Date: 08-10-99
Location: Miami Whitewater Forest / Timberlakes Dr.
Reporter: Lester Peyton
Other Birders:

A few new species of warblers were present this morning at MWF.
1 Black-throated Green, 2 Black & White, and 1 Blackburnian Warbler(s).
Yellow-billed Cuckoos were abundant with
at least 6 individuals counted. Lots of Red-eyed Vireos and Flycatchers ( Pewees, Acadian, and other Empids I'm sure). Some Ceruleans still singing.
Catbird numbers were higher this morning.

Date: 08-10-99
Location: Miami Whitewater Forest / Timberlakes Dr.
Reporter: Lester Peyton
Other Birders:

A few new species of warblers were present this morning at MWF.
1 Black-throated Green, 2 Black & White, and 1 Blackburnian Warbler(s).
Yellow-billed Cuckoos were abundant with
at least 6 individuals counted. Lots of Red-eyed Vireos and Flycatchers ( Pewees, Acadian, and other Empids I'm sure). Some Ceruleans still singing.
Catbird numbers were higher this morning.

Date: August 7,1999 8:30-11:30 am
Location: Oxbow
Reporter: Paul Wharton
Other Birders: Oxbow Inc. field trip w/ NKY Sierra club

Shorebird (and heron!) habitat was excellent. Highlights were approx.70 Great Blue Herons, 32+ Great Egrets, 1 Snowy Egret, 1 Blk.Crowned Night Heron, 1 Green Heron, 8 DC Cormorants, 20 Killdeer, 3 Solitary sandpipers, 6 Lesser Yellowlegs, 2 Spotteds, 12 Least, 1 Semipalmated Sandpiper,1 Wilson's Phalarope, and 2 Horned Larks.

Date: August 9, 1999 7:20am - 8:20am
Location: Daniel Drake Park
Reporter: Mike Busam
Other Birders:

highlights: 10 Ruby-throated Hummingbirds, 1 Great-crested Flycatcher, 4 Blue-gray Gnatcatcher, 2 Cedar Waxwing, 9 Indigo Bunting, 10+ Song Sparrow, 1 Yellow Warbler,

Except for the gnatcatchers, these numbers are all up significantly over Friday, prior to the cold front. Most of these birds were near the ovbservation area overlooking scenic I-71 and the Coke-a-Cola bottling plant.

Date: Friday, August 6, 1999; 7:00-8:15 pm
Location: Winton Woods Settling Basin
Reporter: Jay G. Lehman
Other Birders: none

Great Blue herons galore!! 2-3 Lesser Yellowlegs, 4-5 Solitary Sandpiper, 3-5 Least Sandpiper, 1-2 Semipalmated Sandpiper, 1 Baird's Sandpiper. Lots of Chimney Swifts over the water.

Be on the lookout for a possible Western Sandpiper. Got a brief look, but then the flock got spooked and scattered.

The peeps were hanging together in a small flock. Habitat is in the south east corner, around the back to the northwest corner. Poor viewing conditions in the northwest corner in the evening.

Date: Thursday, August 5, 1999; 8:00-8:50 pm.
Location: Miami whitewater Wetlands
Reporter: Jay G. Lehman
Other Birders: none

Great Blue Heron, Solitary Sandpiper, Lesser Yellowlegs, Greater Yellowlegs, Pectoral Sandpiper, Least Sandpiper, Killdeer, a few very distant peeps.

Very much reduced water now present. Mostly mudflat. However, the cattails have been cut down very low along the north edge from the bat house around the north east corner and along the east side. If we get rain as predicted this weekend, morning viewing conditions closer to the marsh should be excellent. Pray for some but not too much rain to restore habitat!!

Date: Sunday August 1, 1999: 7:15 10:00 am
Location: Miami Whitewater Wetlands
Reporter: Jay G. Lehman
Other Birders: Ned Keller, Kathy Macdonald, 2 birdrs from Kentucky

Buff-breasted Sandpiper-1, First seen about 8:30 am in distant north east corner, viewing the wetlands from the observation platform. The bird was being harrassed by Pectoral Sandpipers and then was just standing alone and not feeding. This was in contrast to the bird's behavior when seen Saturday morning with Neal Cade. On Saturday the bird was actively feeding and on the move. The habitat on Sunday was quite different due to the added rain Saturday night. The mudflats and green areas where the bird was actively feeding Saturday, were covered with water on Sunday. Sunday, after Ned Keller and Kathy MacDonald arrived, the bird was last seen about 9:00 am through Ned Keller's Questar. I suspect that the habitat change and feeding competition caused the bird to leave on Sunday.

Other hilite not previously reported.
Yellow-b. Cuckoo-1, sitting in the open in the large, dead Sycamore Tree by the observation platform. An uncommon view of a cuckoo, usually seen only by its tail showing through the leaves.

Date: Aug. 6
Location: Winton Woods Settling Pond
Reporter: John Rakestraw
Other Birders: Larry Gara

Baird's Sandpiper

Date: Aug. 6
Location: Miami Whitewater Wetlands
Reporter: John Rakestraw
Other Birders: Cris and Dave Barnett

Shorebird habitat is fading fast. Least, Solitary, and Pectoral Sandpipers, Lesser Yellowlegs, and Killdeer were the only shorebirds seen Friday morning. A hungry PEREGRINE FALCON put on a good show.

Date: Aug. 6
Location: Miami Whitewater Wetlands
Reporter: John Rakestraw
Other Birders: Cris and Dave Barnett

Shorebird habitat is fading fast. Least, Solitary, and Pectoral Sandpipers, Lesser Yellowlegs, and Killdeer were the only shorebirds seen Friday morning. A hungry PEREGRINE FALCON put on a good show.

Date: 8/5/99
Location: oxbow
Reporter: Tom Uhlman
Other Birders:

70+ great blue heron 15+ great egret 3 bk vultures 10 DB corm

Date: 8/5/99
Location: oxbow
Reporter: Tom Uhlman
Other Birders:

70+ great blue heron 15+ great egret 3 bk vultures 10 DB corm

Date: 8/3/1999 7:00-9:00 PM
Location: Miami Whitewater Wetlands, Hamilton Co., OH
Reporter: Neill Cade
Other Birders: Jason Cade, Mary Jo White, Steve Smith

Great Blue Heron 2, Turkey Vulture 1, Canada Goose 2, Wood Duck 4, Mallard 35, Blue-winged Teal 4, Cooper's Hawk 1, Northern Bobwhite 3, American Coot 1, Semipalmated Plover 1, Killdeer 20, Greater Yellowlegs 1, Lesser Yellowlegs 10, Solitary Sandpiper 12, Spotted Sandpiper 1, Semipalmated Sandpiper 5, Least Sandpiper 30, Pectoral Sandpiper 50, Stilt Sandpiper 1, Rock Dove 3, Mourning Dove 25, Chimney Swift 15, Ruby-throated Hummingbird 3, Belted Kingfisher 1, Red-bellied Woodpecker 1, Downy Woodpecker 1, Northern Flicker 2, Willow Flycatcher 4, Great Crested Flycatcher 2, Eastern Kingbird 7, White-eyed Vireo 1, Warbling Vireo 1, Blue Jay 4, American Crow 10, Horned Lark 12, Purple Martin 10, Tree Swallow 15, Northern Rough-winged Swallow 8, Barn Swallow 25, Carolina Chickadee 3, Tufted Titmouse 1, White-breasted Nuthatch 1, Carolina Wren 1, Sedge Wren 2, Eastern Bluebird 4, American Robin 25, Gray Catbird 3, Northern Mockingbird 7, European Starling 50, Yellow Warbler 3, Common Yellowthroat 12, Field Sparrow 15, Song Sparrow 20, Swamp Sparrow 3, Dickcissel 3, Northern Cardinal 20, Indigo Bunting 10, Red-winged Blackbird 400, Eastern Meadowlark 2, Common Grackle 40, Brown-headed Cowbird 10, American Goldfinch 15, House Sparrow 5.

Date: Aug.1, 1999
Location: MWF Wetlands
Reporter: Paul Wharton
Other Birders: Joe Bens

Forgot to add a bird to the list-1 Long-billed Dowitcher

Date: Aug.1,1999
Location: MWF Wetlands along farm road and marsh
Reporter: Paul Wharton
Other Birders: Joe Bens

Shorebird conditions continue to be great. We went looking for the Buff-breasted Sandpiper but didn't find it, but there were lots of other birds. Highlights were: 1 GBH, 75 Killdeer, 4 Gr.Yellowlegs, 25 Lesser Yelowlegs, 40 Solitary, 100+/- Pectorals, 50 Least, 15 Semipalmated Sandpipers, 1 Baird's Sp, 1 Wilson's Phalarope, 2 Horned Larks, 2Dickcissels, 2 female Bobolinks, 5-6 singing Sedge wrens + 1 carrying food, and 5 Grasshoppers. These are the high numbers from 2 trips to the area on Sunday, and it seemed that there were slightly more birds at 11:00 am than there were at 7 pm.

Date: July 31, 1999 8:00-11:00AM
Location: Miami Whitewater Wetlands, Hamilton Co., OH
Reporter: Neill Cade
Other Birders: Jay Lehman, Mike Busam, Scott (last name?)

Great Blue Heron 4, Green Heron 1, Turkey Vulture 2, Canada Goose 3, Wood Duck 4, Mallard 12, Northern Bobwhite 2, Killdeer 25, Greater Yellowlegs 4, Lesser Yellowlegs 15, Solitary Sandpiper 60, Semipalmated Sandpiper 5, Least Sandpiper 20, Buff-breasted Sandpiper 1, Rock Dove 6, Mourning Dove 20, Chimney Swift 15, Ruby-throated Hummingbird 4, Belted Kingfisher 1, Red-bellied Woodpecker 1, Downy Woodpecker 1, Northern Flicker 3, Willow Flycatcher 5, Eastern Kingbird 8, White-eyed Vireo 3, Warbling Vireo 1, Blue Jay 3, American Crow 10, Horned Lark 4, Purple Martin 30, Tree Swallow 12, Northern Rough-winged Swallow 5, Barn Swallow 25, Carolina Chickadee 4, Tufted Titmouse 1, Carolina Wren 2, House Wren 1, Eastern Bluebird 3, American Robin 50, Gray Catbird 3, Northern Mockingbird 2, European Starling 60, Cedar Waxwing 6, Yellow Warbler 3, Common Yellowthroat 12, Eastern Towhee 2, Field Sparrow 15, Song Sparrow 15, Northern Cardinal 12, Indigo Bunting 10, Red-winged Blackbird 75, Eastern Meadowlark 2, Common Grackle 10, Brown-headed Cowbird 2, Orchard Oriole 4, House Finch 2, American Goldfinch 20, House Sparrow 6.

All shorebirds sighted from observation platform.

Date: 7/31
Location: Miami Whitewater Wetlands
Reporter: Lance Bastian
Other Birders:

Sorry this report is so late, but I just got access to the web. On the 2nd of this month, I observed a vesper sparrow foraging near the observation deck. I do not know of any other reports of this bird. So late in the season, could it be breeding?

Date: July 27,1999
Location: Miami Whitewater Wetlands
Reporter: Paul Wharton
Other Birders:

Shorebird conditions at MWF are great (at the expense of ducks,rails, and bitterns). The large marsh visible from the observation deck is drying up, leaving large mudflats. At least 250 shorebirds were present this afternoon and the conditions should get better if anything. Seen were: 2 GBH, 75 Killdeer,3 Gr. Yellowlegs, 30 L.Yellowlegs, 5 Spotteds, 30 Solitary, 50 Least, 25 Semipalmated Sp., and 50 Pectorals. All numbers are approximates and undoubtably many were missed in the edges of the cattails. Closer looks under less harsh light conditions would probably yield a few Westerns, and maybe a surprise or 2. Other birds seen or heard included 2 Dickcissels, 3 Sedge wrens, 3 Grasshopper sparrows and many Willow flycatchers. The Henslows were not singing but were still present 2 days ago. Also on July 19, a Dickcissel nest with 4 feathered young was found to confirm nesting.

Date: July 15
Location: Ohio River, 1 mile west Schmidt launch
Reporter: Craig Ruttle
Other Birders:

Sea Kayaking on the Ohio, came very close to a young Loon, in what appeared to be juvinille plumage. It got scared and yelled out the classic Loon calls before diving twice. I stayed at a distance but he came up closer to me!
I was happy to see this bird...on the Ohio. Only other Loon spoted was on Caeser's Creek lake in Dec. 98 (adult).

Date: 7/25/99 8:00-11:00 AM
Location: Miami Whitewater Wetlands, Hamilton Co., OH
Reporter: Neill Cade
Other Birders:

Great Blue Heron 25, Great Egret 2, Little Blue Heron 1, Green Heron 4, Turkey Vulture 2, Canada Goose 12, Wood Duck 8, Mallard 40, Red-tailed Hawk 1, American Kestrel 1, Northern Bobwhite 2, Semipalmated Plover 2, Killdeer 35, Greater Yellowlegs 3, Lesser Yellowlegs 12, Solitary Sandpiper 15, Spotted Sandpiper 2, Semipalmated Sandpiper 5, Least Sandpiper 40, Pectoral Sandpiper 80, Mourning Dove 30, Chimney Swift 20, Ruby-throated Hummingbird 7, Red-bellied Woodpecker 1, Downy Woodpecker 2, Northern Flicker 12, Eastern Wood-Pewee 1, Willow Flycatcher 8, Least Flycatcher 1, Eastern Kingbird 10, White-eyed Vireo 5, Warbling Vireo 1, Blue Jay 2, American Crow 10, Horned Lark 6, Purple Martin 40, Northern Rough-winged Swallow 70, Barn Swallow 150, Carolina Chickadee 5, Tufted Titmouse 2, Carolina Wren 2, House Wren 5, Sedge Wren 2, Marsh Wren 1, Eastern Bluebird 5, American Robin 25, Gray Catbird 4, Northern Mockingbird 4, Brown Thrasher 1, European Starling 150, Cedar Waxwing 10, Yellow Warbler 12, Yellow-throated Warbler 1, Common Yellowthroat 24, Eastern Towhee 2, Field Sparrow 50, Grasshopper Sparrow 2, Song Sparrow 25, Swamp Sparrow 1, Northern Cardinal 15, Indigo Bunting 35, Dickcissel 2, Red-winged Blackbird 40, Eastern Meadowlark 4, Common Grackle 15, Brown-headed Cowbird 2, Orchard Oriole 1, House Finch 4, American Goldfinch 20, House Sparrow 7

All shorebirds, herons, and Marsh Wren seen from observation platform. Sedge Wren, Horned Larks, and Dickcissels seen on "farm road" near the bat box.

Date: 7/24/99 10:00-11:30 AM
Location: Spring Grove Cemetery, Hamilton Co., OH
Reporter: Neill Cade
Other Birders:

Turkey Vulture, Canada Goose, Mute Swan (incl. 1 cygnet), Wood Duck, American Black Duck, Mallard, Killdeer, Solitary Sandpiper, Rock Dove, Mourning Dove, Chimney Swift, Red-bellied Woodpecker, Downy Woodpecker, Northern Flicker, Eastern Wood-Pewee, Eastern Phoebe, Great Crested Flycatcher, Eastern Kingbird, Warbling Vireo, Blue Jay, American Crow, Barn Swallow, Carolina Chickadee, Tufted Titmouse, Carolina Wren, House Wren, Brown Thrasher, European Starling, Cedar Waxwing, Pine Warbler, Common Yellowthroat, Summer Tanager, Eastern Towhee, Chipping Sparrow, Field Sparrow, Song Sparrow, Northern Cardinal, Indigo Bunting, Red-winged Blackbird, Brown-headed Cowbird, Purple Finch, American Goldfinch, House Sparrow

Date: 7/24/99 8:00-9:30 AM
Location: West Fork Dam and Settling Pond, Hamilton Co., OH
Reporter: Neill Cade
Other Birders:

Great Blue Heron, Green Heron, Black-crowned Night-Heron, Canada Goose, Wood Duck, Mallard, Red-shouldered Hawk, American Kestrel, Northern Bobwhite, Killdeer, Lesser Yellowlegs, Solitary Sandpiper, Spotted Sandpiper, Semipalmated Sandpiper, Least Sandpiper, Pectoral Sandpiper, Mourning Dove, Yellow-billed Cuckoo, Chimney Swift, Ruby-throated Hummingbird, Red-bellied Woodpecker, Downy Woodpecker, Pileated Woodpecker, Eastern Wood-Pewee, Willow Flycatcher, Least Flycatcher, Eastern Kingbird, Blue Jay, American Crow, Purple Martin, Northern Rough-winged Swallow, Cliff Swallow, Barn Swallow, Carolina Chickadee, Tufted Titmouse, Carolina Wren, House Wren, American Robin, Northern Mockingbird, European Starling, Cedar Waxwing, Yellow Warbler, Common Yellowthroat, Eastern Towhee, Field Sparrow, Song Sparrow, Northern Cardinal, Indigo Bunting, Red-winged Blackbird, Eastern Meadowlark, Common Grackle, Brown-headed Cowbird, House Finch, American Goldfinch, House Sparrow

Date: 7/23/99
Location: Oxbow
Reporter: Tom Uhlman
Other Birders:

Bk vulture 4, Turkey Vulture 15+, g blue heron 45+, great egret 4, B K night heron 5+, Green heron 10+ , 5 peeps. 100s of dead carp at end of main lake making feeding area for the herons and vultures.

Date: 7/21/99
Location: Miami Whitewater
Reporter: David A. Brinkman
Other Birders:

Oops! I forgot to report the great egret at the main pond!

Date: 7/21/99 2:15pm-3:40pm
Location: Miami Whitewater Wetlands
Reporter: David A. Brinkman
Other Birders: None.

Farm Road & Bathouse: Heard one sedge wren, saw three dickcissel males, one female grasshopper sparrow with food for young (a grub). Also, bank, barn and rough-winged swallows and purple martins.

Shorebird habitat: Main pond is drawn down exposing mudflats. Although I didn't have my scope, I estimated about 30-35 unidentified medium shorebirds, a few as large as dowitchers but feeding by pecking rather than probing. They were too dark for yellowlegs. In other areas there are shallows and pools, but only holding a few killdeer. I will pass this information on to the Ohio shorebird habitat site: http://www.infinet.com/~kestrel/shorbrds/

Date: Thursday, July 15, 1999, 7:45 am - 10:30 am
Location: Miami Whitewater Wetland
Reporter: Jay G. Lehman
Other Birders:

Great Blue Heron-25, Green Heron-1, Killdeer-several, Short-billed Dowitcher-2, Lesser Yellowlegs-2, Least Sandpiper-2, Solitary Sandpiper-1, Willow Flycather-8, Barn and Tree Swallows, Purple Martin-2, Yellowthroat-4, Yellow Warbler-3, Warbling Vireo-2, White-eyed vireo-2, Orchard Oriole-2, recently fledged, Bluebird-2

Farm Road: Grasshopper Sparrow-3, singing, Henslow's Sparrow-1, singing, Dickcissel-1, m., seen and singing, Sedge Wren-2, seen and singing.

Still a fair amount of singing early in the morning. Dickcissel can be missed. The Dickcissel was not visible or singing on my walk west from the bike trail to the bat house, but was visible and singing on my walk back to the bike trail. The Sedge Wren's were to the north of the farm road beyond the bulldozer. They might be easily missed. They were heard first and then seen between 8:00 and 8:30 am. One bird was just opposite the point where the weeds get high on the south side of the farm road heading west. The second bird was beyond the Wood Duck box on the right (north side) approximately opposite the bat house. The shore birds were on and around the developing mud flats toward the right side of the pond looking north and are visible either from the farm road near the bat house or from the observation platform.

Date: Sun., July 18, 1999 - 9:30/11:00 AM
Location: East Fork State Park, Ohio
Reporter: Granville Carey
Other Birders: there were 4 - unable to get names

On arrival found road to beach area blocked off by police for sporting events - bicyclers, runners, etc. Went to end of Bethel-Concord road. Mud flats not too productive. 2 Grt Bl Herons; 2 Green Herons; Mallard w/ 4 chicks; 6 T Vultures; 2 Semipal. Plovers; 1 Killdeer; 3 Spotted Sandpipers; 1 Bltd Kingfisher; 3 E Kingbirds; 1 Indigo Buntg; several Am Goldfinch & song sparrows in shore brush

Date: 7/18/99 0800-0830
Location: Winton Woods settling pond
Reporter: Ron Kolde
Other Birders: Ryan Kolde

16 GBHerons, 1 SBDowitcher, 5 Pectoral Sandpipers, >16 Least Sandpipers, Killdeer, Willow flycatcher. Purple Martins and Barn Swallows, Chimney Swifts in good #'s. On 7/17/99 at 1500 hours witnessed approx. 50 killdeer and >50 Least Sandpipers, 24 GBHerons. NW corner is best area to look at-some birds in SW corner.

Date: Fri. - July 16. 1999 - 9:00/11:15 AM
Location: Miami Whitewater Wetands
Reporter: Granville Carey
Other Birders: Frank Frick

Fog/Smog very low on arrival, finally cleared around 10:15. Better Birds: 27 Great Blue Herons; 2 Canadas; 2 RT Hawks; several Willow Flycatchers; Barn and Tree Swallows; Purple Martins; Frank was concentrating on the Sedge Wren's but none heard or seen; several Dickcissal's; Indigo Buntings; Song & Grasshopper Sp., and one possible Henslow.

Date: Wed. July 14,1999 7:00-9:00am
Location: Miami Whitewater Wetlands-farm road area
Reporter: Paul Wharton
Other Birders:

Highlights included-24 Great Blue Herons,2 Green Herons,1 Coot,1 YB Cuckoo,1 Car.Wren,3 House Wrens,4 singing Sedge Wrens +1 paired with a singing male(in same field as Dickcissels),4 Dickcissels(2m+2f:carrying food),6+ Grasshopper Sp.,1 or 2 Henslow's Sp.,10+ Willow Flycatchers,2 Baltimore Orioles,3 Orchard Orioles, 2 Chats,3 Yellow warblers, 3 Red Tails, 10+ Least Sandpipers, 2 L. Yellowlegs, 3 SB Dowitchers, 8 Killdeer, 5 Horned Larks. I didn't find or hear any Least Bitterns or the Bell's Vireo.
PS- nice taxonomic order on my list huh?

Date: Saturday, 7/10/99
Location: Brush Creek Area, correction
Reporter: Jay G. Lehman
Other Birders:

For Cummings Road: Turn right off of 348 on to Cummings not left as in previous note.

Date: Saturday, 7/10/99; 9-12 am
Location: Brush Creek Area, Adams County
Reporter: Jay G. Lehman
Other Birders:

Blue Grosbeak-3, 2 locations, 1 ad. m., silent, Cummings Road; 2, 1 f. or imm., 1 non-breeding plummage m., birds calling and one bird still singing, Vaughn Ridge Road. Excellent birds for Ohio list!!!

To get to Cummings Road, turn left on to Rt. 348 off 125 just before 125 crosses Brush Creek. Continue for 1-2 mi. until 348 crosses Brush Creek. Turn left on to Cummings Road. Continue past the old steel girder bridge on to the dirt road. Caution: This appears to be a dead-end road and entry to at least 3 farms/homes. The bird was seen after the first house/barn (split by the road), which has at least 3 dogs/car chasers, but before the next farm. Scan the power lines over the corn field and eventually pasture on the right.

To get to Vaugh Ridge Road, return to 348 from Cummings Road, turn left and go toward 125. Turn Right on to Compton Hill Road and continue to the top of the hill to Spurgeon Hill Rd. Turn right. Continue on Spugeon Hill Rd. past Dryden Rd. for about 4-6 mi. Turn left on to Vaugh Ridge Road. The birds were in the first 0.5 mi. from the intersection on the right after the farm. There is woods on the left side of the road and a mowed hay field on the right. The birds were in the low trees and bushes bordering the road on the right and at the far end of the hayfield from the farm.

Brush Creek is east of West Union. There appear to be be several ways to get to the Vaugh Ridge Road site. Vaughn Ridge Road intersects with 125 about 1-2 mi. before the bridge across Brush Creek. Check your Delorme Ohio Gazetteer.

Couldn't find the other "known location" reported to be between mailboxes 323 and 1748 on 125 beyond Brush Creek (??).

Other highlites: Red-shouldered Hawk-1, calling along Brush Creek and perched on cable with wings spread to dry right along 348 between 125 and Cummings. Wagner Riffle Road: Louisianna Waterthrush-2, 1 singing, 2nd calling, Parula Warbler-2, singing, Prairie Warbler-2, 2 locations, singing, Yellow-br. Chat-1, seen and singing.

Date: 7/13/99
Location: East Fork S.P.
Reporter: Donald Morse Jr.
Other Birders:

Birded the location that Hank Armstrong had mentioned in previous posts (dead end of Bethel-Concord rd.) I was there about midday for a little while. Birds seen were: 20+ Least Sandpipers, 1 Pectoral, 10 + Killdeer, 1 Solitary Sandpiper, 7 + Great Blue Heron, 1 TV, 1 B. Kingfisher.

Date: June 26, 1999
Location: Miami Whitewater Forrest, Badlands Trail, inner loop
Reporter: Jay G. Lehman
Other Birders:

Worm-eating Warbler-1, singing about, 7 am.

Also heard singing here weekend of June, 12-13.

Date: June 26, 1999
Location: Shawnee Lookout Park & nearby area
Reporter: Jay G. Lehman
Other Birders:

Fort to lookout:
Yellow-b. Cuckoo-1, singing, Rose-br. Grosbeak-2, 1 m. seen and singing, 1 bird calling, Acadian Flycatcher-5, singing, Flicker-4, Hairy Woodpecker-3, Downy Woodpecker-2, Cerulean Warbler-5, singing, Red-eyed Vireo, Yellow-thr. Vireo, Wood Thrush plus other common birds

DuPont Fort Hill Plant: Purple Martin-approx. 50, at least 3 houses with 18-20 units. Good colony.

Bridge on Lawrenceburg Road across Gr. Miami heading toward Shawnee Lookout Park Entrance: Cliff Swallows appear to be nesting under this bridge. Saw 5-10 as I drove over the bridge.

Date: June 26, 1999
Location: MiamiWhitewater Wetland
Reporter: Jay G. Lehman
Other Birders:

Hilites:
Bell's Vireo-1,still singing along bike trail, the usual place beyond observation platform path
Dickcissel-2, 1 m., 1 f., north of farmroad near bulldozer
Grasshopper Sparrow-3, singing, farm road west from bike trail
Hooded Merganser-3, almost fully frown young, pond by parking lot off Baughman Road.

Other Birds: Great Blue Heron, Green Heron Mallard, Wood Duck, Am. Coot-1, Bobwhite, Killdeer, Belted kingfisher, Willow Flycatcher-several singing, Horned Lark-1, farm road, Tree and Barn Swallows, Purple Martin, E. Bluebird, Cedar Waxwing, White-eyed vireo, Warbling Vireo, Yellow Warbler,Yellowthroat, Yellow-br. Chat, Orchard Oriole and other common birds.

Date: July 11, 1999
Location: East Fork S.P.
Reporter: Hank Armstrong
Other Birders:

Birded the east end of the lake early Sunday. The mud flats had 25+ Least, 5 Solitary, 1 Spotted, 3 Pectoral Sandpipers, 20+ Killdeer, 2 Great Blue, 1 Green Heron. This area is located at the dead end of Bethel-Concord Rd. off Clover Rd. which is off Ohio 133 East of the park.
There was a Golden Eagle sighted over the east pool of the eastern section of the lake around 10 AM. It only stayed in the area for a short time. A Red-tailed Hawk gave it a look but didn't get too close.

Date: July 11, 1999
Location: Gilmore Ponds
Reporter: Mike Busam
Other Birders:

1 Worm-eating warbler in the tree line on the Symmes Road dike. 5 Yellow Warblers, 3 UFO Empids, 1 Orchard Oriole, Catbirds galore.

Date: July 11, 1999
Location: Miami Whitewater Wetlands
Reporter: Jay Mager
Other Birders:

About 0800 h, I am fairly confident that I saw a singing Sedge Wren just north of the access road (running W from Oxford Rd) and west of the front-end loader. Have only been seeing 3 Dickcissels recently, but have been reliably seeing the Henslow's Sparrows during my last couple of point counts.

Still having trouble with my e-mail, though!

Date: July 7,1999 6:45-7:45 pm
Location: Miami Whitewater wetlands- farm road
Reporter: Paul Wharton
Other Birders:

Highlights from a quick trip- Great Blue Heron-12, BWTeal- 1, Coopers Hawk-1, Horned Lark-2, E Meadowlark-10, Dickcissel-4 (3 singing males+1 female with male), Bobolink-1 ad.male, Grasshopper Sp.4, Henslow's Sp.-2 (singing in usual spot), BWQuail 3, Lesser Yellowlegs-2, Killdeer-6

Date: July 7,1999
Location: East Fork S.P.
Reporter: Hank Armstrong
Other Birders: None

30 acers of mud flats are exposed at Cloverlick Creek at the dead end of Bethel-Concord Rd. off of Clover Rd. which intersects Ohio 133 between Williamsburg and Bethel, East of East Fork Lake. Seen there this date were 5- Solitary,1-Lesser Yellowlegs,1-Spotted,2-LeastSandpipers,40+Killdeer,1-Greenback,2-Great Blue Herons,2-Belted Kingfishers,Mallard with 3 young,1-Broad-winged Hawk.

Date: July 6, 1999
Location: Egypt Valley Wildlife Refuge
Reporter: Bernie Daniel Grasshopper Sparrows (~10), Bobolinks (~6) and a singing Blue Grosbeak. On the entrance to the refuge I saw, what for all the world, appeared to be a Mountain Bluebird (right size, dark tourquoise, hawking insects on the ground from a utility wire). Little out of range if true. Should be checked out -- I was driving to survey site, and late, at the time.

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