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Sightings Log Archive: July 2000 - September 2000

Date: September 30, 2000
Location: Miami Whitewater Forest
Reporter: Mike Busam
Other Birders: Charlie Saunders

warblers: 1 black-throated blue, 2 black-throated green, 1 Baypoll, a few Nashville & Tennessee & redstarts, 1 magnolia. 6+ common yellowthroats at the wetlands.

2 ruby-crowned kinglets (1 golden- crowned kinglet at the Wetlands), 1 blue-headed vireo, 1 red-eyed vireo, 3+ pewee, pileated woodpecker, 1 rough-winged swallow.

Wetlands: 1 swamp sparrow, numerous song and field sparrows, 1 immature N. Harrier, 3 TVs, 2 rose-breasted grosbeaks, 100+ goldfinch, 100+ redwing blackbirds--looked like an all female flock, 2 house wren, 3 tree swallows.

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Date: Sep 30,2000
Location: Gilmore Ponds
Reporter: Ab Scruggs
Other Birders: Andrea Dailey

Warblers incl 20+ Tennessee, 2 Nashville,3 BT green, 2 Bay-breasted, 2 Black and White, 2 Common yellowthroat, 1 palm, 4 White-throated sparrows, 1 R-T Hummingbird, 2 peewee 1 phoebe, 2 empids, 2 House wren, 1 yellow throated vireo, 1 swainsons thrush, 2 flickers, 5 cedar waxwings, plus many Cowbirds, RW blackbirds, Robins, Gray catbirds, Cardinals, Starlings. On Rt 4 bypass saw 1 Red tail Hawk and 1 GB Heron.

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Date: 9/30/00
Location: Backyard, New Richmond, OH
Reporter: Donald Morse Jr.
Other Birders:

There were many birds moving this morning, Killdeer, Chipping Sparrows, Chimney Swifts and others. I was able to pish in a Ruby-crowned Kinglet. The number of RT Hummingbirds has been raising steadily since about Thursday (up to 4 seen at one time).

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Date: 9/28/2000
Location: Clifton
Reporter: William Hull
Other Birders:

30+ Common Nighthawks flew over my house last night. They came from the east and then turned to the north. They were still heading north when they went out of sight.

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Date: September 28, 2000
Location: East Fork State Park
Reporter: Bill Stanley
Other Birders:

About 11:30 in the brush on the left side of the North Boat ramp a group of birds were gleaning insects. These birds included Empid. sp, Carolina Chickadee, White-breasted Nuthatch, Carolina Wren, Tennessee Warbler, Nashville Warbler, Orange-crowned Warbler, Magnolia, Yellow-rump, Black-throated Green, Bay-breasted, Downy Woodpecker, Red-bellied Woodpecker, White-eyed Vireo and more. Several Double-crested Cormorants and a Great-blue Heron were on the lake.

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Date: 9/28/00 1200
Location: office - Blue Ash, Ohio
Reporter: Ron Kolde
Other Birders: none

Hung my bird feeders out for the winter season today. In the scrubby tree-line next to our office, saw a White-throated sparrow.The cardinals have found the feeders already.A little later had a Lincoln's sparrow hopping in the mulch in front of the window.

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Date: September 27, 2000
Location: Gilmore Ponds 7:00 pm to 7:45 pm
Reporter: Mike Busam
Other Birders:

2 bay-breasted, 1 black-throated green, 1 Nashville, 1 Tennessee warblers. 4 Rose-breasted grosbeaks, 1 flicker, 1 pile of flicker feathers without a flicker, 1 great horned owl, 1 red-tailed hawk, 200+ red-winged bbs, 100+ robin, 10+ blue jays, 1 white-throated sparrow plus a few others chipping away, 6+ catbirds, 1 phoebe.

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Date: 9/27/2000
Location: Cincinnati Nature Center
Reporter: William Hull
Other Birders:

First Golden-crowned Kinglet of the season.

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Date: 9/26/2000 Lunchtime
Location: Cincinnati Nature Center
Reporter: William Hull
Other Birders:

Highlights: Black-throated Blue Warbler was in tree next to succession plot C on the Edge Trail. Near the Willow Pond on the Lookout Trail there are some trees with berries that were attracting lots of birds (bluebirds, catbirds, thrashers, robin, Swainsons's Thrush, starlings). Farther along the Lookout Trail I was pishing at a scrub growth area that is surrounded by woods. I raised my bins to look at an Indigo Bunting that had flown into the open and continued to pish. Out of the corner of my eye I noticed some movement and saw a Barred Owl that was heading straight toward me. At about 15 feet when I threw my hands in the air it wheeled and went into the woods and landed on a branch about 20 feet away. After 10 seconds it took off out of sight through the woods. Not sure what would have happened if I he was coming from a direction where I couldn't see the movement. Has anyone had a similar experience? The cormorants flew over in formation.

Red-bellied Woodpecker, Downy Woodpecker
, Northern Flicker, Chimney Swift(3), Barred Owl, Red-shouldered Hawk(2), Double-crested Cormorant(45), Turkey Vulture(2), Eastern Phoebe(2), Red-eyed Vireo, Blue Jay(30), American Crow(3), Eastern Bluebird(12), Swainson's Thrush
, Wood Thrush, American Robin, Grey Catbird(8), Brown Thrasher(3), European Starling(2), White-breasted Nuthatch, Carolina Chickadee(NC), Tufted Titmouse(NC), American Goldfinch(NC), House Finch(9), Song Sparrow(2), Eastern Towhee(5), Tennessee Warbler(3), Nashville Warbler(5), Magnolia Warbler(4), Black-throated Blue Warbler,
Common Yellowthroat(3), Scarlet Tanager, Northern Cardinal(NC), Indigo Bunting(2), Baltimore Oriole

























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Date: 9/25/2000
Location: Milford Technecenter
Reporter: William Hull
Other Birders:

2 Ospreys were flying around my office today. Not used to seeing 2 Osprey's flying together in Cinci it made me feel like I was in Florida again until I remembered what the temp was outside.

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Date: 9/24/00 1300
Location: Winton Woods settling pond
Reporter: Ron Kolde
Other Birders:

Stopped briefly because of the lousy weather. Saw Bluewing and Greenwing teal, mallards and wood ducks. Two coots were a surprise, also about 1/2 dozen tree swallows. There are too many willow and cottonwood trees present to view the pond very well. Water levels should be good for waterfowl this season.

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Date: 9/23/00
Location: Paint Creek Wildlife Area
Reporter: Ron Kolde
Other Birders: Tim Kolde

Following birds seen: T. vultures (alot),1 B. vulture, 2 Redtails, 1 Broadwing, 1 Coopers, 1 Sharpshin, 1 accipiter species,1possible Osprey. Male RN pheasant-really nice-looking adult,2 Vesper sparrows, 1 White-throated sparrow.Lots of unidentifiable sparrows. Also found a huge swarm of chinch bugs(thousands of them).

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Date: 9/24
Location: Winton Woods
Reporter: Jim Scott
Other Birders:

At the boat ramp near dam,5 Blue herons,1 Muted swan,3Belted Kingfishers.The wooded swamp area next to the basketball courts by the main harbour area,9 male woodies and too many females to count.Also 3 Blue winged teals(1 male 2 female)4 Mallards(3male 1 female)

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Date: 09/23/00 9:30 am to 11:20 am
Location: Cincinnati Nature Center
Reporter: David A. Brinkman
Other Birders:

All-Person's trail between crop fields and wildflower trail: Migration - Eastern Wood-Pewee 1, Eastern Phoebe 2, Swainson's Thrush 2, Wood Thrush 1, Eleven species of Warblers = Tennessee 22+, Nashville 1, (Vermivora sp. 1), Chestnut-sided 2, Magnolia 6, Cape May 1, Black-th. Green 5, Bay-br. 3, (Dendroica sp. 1), (Dendroica or Vermivora sp. 1), Black-and-white 1-4 (same bird 4x?), American Redstart 4, Ovenbird 2 (one still visiting the Hall C. Park bird blind), WILSON'S 1; Rose-br. Grosbeak 1, Indigo Bunting 2.

Note: There were many more warblers than indicated here. Most of them were constantly on the move and some approached within inches of me just a few feet off the ground, esp. a Black-th. Green & a Chestnut-sided. Also, one flock of Tennessee warblers near Reservoir pond consisted of at least 15 individuals constantly on the move in a single-species flock - I could not see any other species in this group.

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Date: 9/22/00
Location: Miami Whitewater wetlands
Reporter: Frank Frick
Other Birders:

American Golden Plover. I have been seeing this bird for three days now.It spends most of it's time in the center of the dry lake and I do not have a lot of experience with fall plovers so I did not ID it.Today it moved to the last pool near the bat house and I was able to see it up close.About the size of Killdeer,more brown then gray, small bill and when it finally did raise it's wings and I could see it's tail it was all brown.

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Date: September 20, 2000
Location: Bridgetown
Reporter: Ned Keller
Other Birders:

I was surprised to find a Blue-winged Warbler in my yard on September 20. This isn't quite the latest record I know of, but it's close. Other migrants here this week have included Tennessee, Bay-breasted, Black-throated Green and Black-and-white Warbler, Swainson's Thrush, and flocks of up to 40 Cedar Waxwings.

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Date: 9/21/2000
Location: Milford Technecenter
Reporter: William Hull
Other Birders:

Saw 17 Broad-winged Hawks at lunchtime.

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Date: 9/21/00 about 6pm
Location: Monroe Twp., New Richmond, Ohio
Reporter: Donald Morse Jr.
Other Birders: Don Morse Sr., neighborhood children

A kettle of ~30 Broad-winged Hawks (maybe more) were spiraling above the house this evening around 6pm. 5 birds dove down into the woods next to the house, good views (I wish I had a camera).

Also seen 4 Common Nighthawks (low, moving S) while traveling between Bethel OH and New Richmond OH around 7:30pm.

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Date: 9/20
Location: Downtown Cleveland Public Square
Reporter: Tony
Other Birders:

Saw an immature Peregrine Falcon (unsuccessfully) trying to take Sea Gulls from the air.

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Date: 9/20/2000 Lunchtime
Location: Cincinnati Nature Center
Reporter: William hull
Other Birders: students from Kilgour elementary

Some students from Kilgour elementary pointed out a Barred Owl sitting on a dead branch about 40 feet of the trail that circles the lake.

On my own: Cooper's Hawk, Broad-winged Hawk (5), Swainson's Thrush, Black-and-white Warbler

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Date: 9/20/2000
Location: Milford Technecenter
Reporter: William Hull
Other Birders:

This morning 3 Blackburnian Warblers joined the usual group of marauding chickadees, titmice and woodpeckers in the woods outside my office window.

This afternoon a flock of 500+ grackles landed in the trees right before the rains and wind hit.

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Date: 9/19/00 1400-1600
Location: Indian Creek Wildlife Area
Reporter: Ron Kolde
Other Birders:

A few species of interest were seen. Redtail, Red-shoulder,Broad-wing,Sharpshin hawks.The sharpie was diving into sunflower patches after goldfinches to no avail. Saw 2 Red-headed Woodpeckers (1 adult, 1 imm.)near the lake (by lot # 26).This has been the best area for me to see them on a consistent basis.

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Date: September 16, 2000
Location: Gilmore Ponds 7:30 a.m. to noon
Reporter: Mike Busam
Other Birders: Andrea Dailey, Ab Scruggs, Tom Milinski, Larry Herman, Jeannie Browne, Sharon Pawlowski

warblers in order of abundance: Tennessee, American redstart, magnolia, Nashville, 2 chestnut-sided, 3 black-throated green, 2 common yellowthroat, 1 black-and-white, 1 Wilson's.

20+ ruby-throated hummingbirds. We had to swat them with sticks to see the warblers. (Just kidding...) They were quite a sight, though!

1 each white-eyed and red-eyed vireo. 2 rose-breasted grosbeak, 2 indigo buntings, numerous Swainson's thrush, 4 brown thrasher.

5+ Empids, 5 phoebe, 2 pewee, 4 house wren, 6+ catbird

1 broad-winged hawk (a mere 499,099 short of what they're hoping for along western Lake Erie this week), 3 red tail, 1 Cooper's, 5 T.V.s

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Date: Sept.15,2000 9:00to10:30 AM
Location: Caesar Creek SP Beach area
Reporter: Frank Frick
Other Birders:

1 Plegadis Ibis(was in with gulls stayed for about fifteen min. before flying off)25 Ring-billed Gulls,2 Forster's Terns, 1 osprey(made seven dives came up with nothing each time).Only shorebirds were Killdeer.

I got within one hundred yards of this ibis and had a scope on it and I still could not ID.it.Did not see red eyes or thin gray line from eye to bill.But I am sure it was an ibis---I think

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Date: 9/12/00 1830-1930
Location: Miami Whitewater wetlands
Reporter: Ron Kolde
Other Birders: none

Very little water left,plenty of the more common shorebirds (killdeer, pectoral,least,semipalmated sandpipers), 1 semipalmated plover, 1 common snipe, 2 L. Yellowlegs. Heard one Sedge Wren sing briefly, also found a singing Bobolink. Mosquitos were horrible!
9/13/00- This morning by the office I work at (Conrey and Kemper rd intersection) I heard a White-throated sparrow calling.

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Date: 12 Sep 2000
Location: internet land
Reporter: David Styer
Other Birders:

In reference to the dark ibis at Miami-Whitewater Forest wetlands I quote Kenn Kaufman's "A Field Guide to Advanced Birding," 1990: "Juveniles are indistinguishable in the field, and winter adults often will be unidentifiable. With a close view of winter ibises, one with obviously red eyes and plain blackish facial skin will be a White-faced; a Glossy can be named with confidence if it has a very clear indication, in pale gray, of the blue facial-skin border from summer and if the eyes are definitely dark. If a bird's facial-skin trim is not clearly delineated and if the eyes are not obviously red, it must be left unidentified."

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Date: 9/12/2000
Location: internet land
Reporter: Erich Baumgardner
Other Birders:

No birds to post, really just a question / statement.

In regards to the Ibis, has anyone felt positive enough to say which it is/was? I have not been out since Jerry Lippert and I viewed the bird on 9/6. I had felt very confident at the time due to the lack of white at the base of the bill, and the dark (not red) legs. We had very good lighting and were able to get quite close (with a good scope).

I know this forum is more geared toward posting bird sightings, but I'd really like to know if another positive ID was made. You can EMail me directly.

Thanks. Erich

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Date: 09/09/00 to 09/10/00
Location: Crooked Run Nature Preserve
Reporter: Chris Clingman
Other Birders: Suzanne Clingman

Tennesee Warbler, Cape May warbler, Blue winged warbler, Wilson's Warbler, Female Summer tanager?, black tern? out over river, white throated sparrow, Pied-Billed Grebe.
Osprey seen several times both days fishing over Ohio River.

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Date: 9/10/00, about 9:30 am to 12:00 noon
Location: Miami Whitewater Wetland
Reporter: Jay G. Lehman
Other Birders: Andy Bess (right spelling?), later met Jay and Jack Stenger

Ibis still present.

Great habitat available, but the water pools are shrinking rapidly. Without substantial rain, the pools will last only a few more days. It is amazing how fast the water level has dropped in the last two weeks!

Shorebird Highlights: Wilson's Phalarope 1, winter plumage, Baird's Sandpiper 3, Buff-breasted Sandpiper 2, fresh birds of the year plumage.

Large numbers of shorebirds present, estimated at approx. 150 birds, thanks to a Pergrine Falcon frequently sweeping the mudflats. Estimated numbers of additional shorebirds: Greater Yellowlegs 9, Least Sandpiper 20-30, Semipalmated Sandpiper 2, Ruddy Turnstone 1, Pectoral Sandpiper 30-40, Semipalmated Plover 2, Killdeer 40-50.

Green Heron 2, (1 juv., 1 ad.), still lots of Wood Ducks, Mallards. one Green-winged Teal. Wh1te-eyed Vireo 1, Warbling Vireo 1, both still singing, Brown Thrasher 1.

Jay, please add anything that I have missed.

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Date: Sunday, 09/10/00
Location: Miami Whitewater Forest & wetlands
Reporter: Jay Stenger
Other Birders: Jack Stenger

Jack and I spent the morning(8:30 am to 12:30 pm)at Miami Whitewater, in both the forest and wetland areas. Birds seen in the wooded sections and approx numbers included Red-shouldered Hawk, Yellow-billed Cuckoo 1, Ruby-throated Hummingbird 2,E.Wood Peewee 3,6 empidonax flycachers,Wood Thrush 2, Red-eyed Vireo 3, Tennessee Warbler 2,Magnolia Warbler 3, Blackburnian Warbler 2, Yellow-throated Warbler 1, Palm Warbler 1, Bay-breasted Warbler 3,Black-and-White Warbler 1, Am.Redstart 5, Ovenbird 1, Hooded Warbler(still singing in same spot in Bowles Woods we heard it in last Monday).
Birds seen at the wetlands between 10:30 am & 12:30 pm and approx numbers follow. We ran into Jay Lehman & Andy Bess there and it is possible our numbers may vary from theirs. Green Heron 1, Plegadis Ibis spcs. 1, Semi-palmated Plover 8, Killdeer(many), Greater Yellowlegs 10, Lesser Yellowlegs 10, Ruddy Turnstone 1(winter plumage), Semi-palmated Sandpiper 10+, Least Sandpiper 30+, Baird's Sandpiper 3, Buff-breasted Sandpiper 2, Pectoral Sandpiper 30+, Wilsons Phalarope 1 (winter plumage),Wood Duck several, Blue-winged Teal many, Peregrine Falcon 1(immature),White-eyed Vireo 1, Warbling Vireo 1, Nashville Warbler 1.

The Peregrine was in the area almost the whole time we were present. It made several passes over the mudflats, scattering everything each time. It would eventually perch in a nearby tree and wait for everything to return to the flats, but before long it was back to business, spooking all the residents of the flats back into the air one more time. We did not see it make a kill while we were there. The ibis would also take to the air during these flights, and at some times it would be completely out of sight for some time(as would the shorebirds) but the ibis and shorebirds always returned. During these air raids it would seem like 150+ shorebirds would be in the air, some always remaining on the flats, but my above numbers don't add up to this, so I'm sure we under estimated.We never were able to get close enough to the ibis to see the necessary field marks(ie, color of facial skin) to determine Glossy vs White-faced.So for us it remains plegadis species.

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Date: 9/10/00
Location: Miami Whitewater wetland
Reporter: Frank Frick
Other Birders:

12:30 to 1:00 pm did not see ibis today.Peregrine Falcon seen flying across marsh and landing in dead tree next to observation platform (sure scattered everything on the marsh).

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Date: September 10, 2000
Location: East Fork State Park, South Beach
Reporter: Bill Stanley
Other Birders:

Though I had to look at birds between rain drops this morning there were some interesting birds on the beach. Birds of note were 3 Caspian Terns in with a group of Ring-billed Gulls. One Black tern hunting for fish close to shore and a Buff-breasted Sandpiper hanging out with the Killdeers in the short grass close to the beach. The Buff-breasted Sandpiper was on the right hand side of the grassy area just above the beach sand as you look from the road.

An Osprey was also busy hunting for fish in the lake.

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Date: 9/9/2000 3:20-5:20 PM
Location: Miami Whitewater Forest & Wetlands , Hamilton Co., OH
Reporter: Neill Cade
Other Birders: Jason Cade

The first fall Glossy Ibis was still present at the wetlands, albeit at a greater distance than I had seen it earlier. There were 9 species of shorebirds present, the best being a Wilson's Phalarope. Equally surprising was a female Black-throated Blue Warbler in the small locust trees bordering the bike trail near the observation deck. Here's the list...

Glossy Ibis 1, Turkey Vulture 3, Wood Duck 2, Mallard 40, Blue-winged Teal 20, American Kestrel 1, Semipalmated Plover 4, Killdeer 45, Greater Yellowlegs 1, Lesser Yellowlegs 5, Semipalmated Sandpiper 8, Least Sandpiper 25, Pectoral Sandpiper 30, Common Snipe 1, Wilson's Phalarope 1, Rock Dove 15, Mourning Dove 30, Yellow-billed Cuckoo 2, Ruby-throated Hummingbird 3, Red-bellied Woodpecker 1, Downy Woodpecker 2, Northern Flicker 4, Eastern Wood-Pewee 1, White-eyed Vireo 2, Blue Jay 6, American Crow 10, Tree Swallow 40, Northern Rough-winged Swallow 4, Barn Swallow 8, Carolina Chickadee 7, Tufted Titmouse 1, White-breasted Nuthatch 1, Carolina Wren 3, Eastern Bluebird 10, American Robin 25, Gray Catbird 10, Northern Mockingbird 4, Black-throated Blue Warbler 1, Common Yellowthroat 1, Eastern Towhee 1, Chipping Sparrow 1, Field Sparrow 25, Song Sparrow 3, Northern Cardinal 15, Red-winged Blackbird 12, House Finch 2, American Goldfinch 30.

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Date: 09/09/00
Location: Cincinnati Nature Center and vicinity
Reporter: David A. Brinkman
Other Birders:

12:15 pm - While driving along I-275 I counted 55 Common Nighthawks swarming over the interstate just south of s.r. 32.

At the Cincinnati Nature Center, in addition to the permanent residents, I found the following migrants:

Swainson's Thrush 1, Magnolia Warbler 2, American Redstart 2, Ovenbird 1 (at the Hall C. Park bird blind).

Also, a partial albino female cardinal at the bird blind had an all white hood except for a tuft of red and the usual black throat.

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Date: 9 September 2000
Location: M. W. Wetlands
Reporter: Jeff Hays
Other Birders:

The Ibis was still at the wetlands at 9:30 am ,seen from the observation deck. For what it is worth (not much) I vote for non-adult Glossy Ibis.The literature says that if you can't see the color of the eye, it is best left identified as 'dark ibis sp.'

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Date: 9/9/00
Location: Miami Whitewater Wetland: Ibis ID/BVD
Reporter: Jay G. Lehman
Other Birders:

Better View Desired. I agree with Ned Keller's discussion (9/8/00) of the ibis I previously reported, perhaps too hastily, as a Glossy Ibis, and identification, and am hereby replacing my previous post with a report of plegadis ibis species until I Get a Better View and under, hopefully, more optimum light conditions. This retrospective change was also influenced by a review of the literature which discusses the details of ibis ID and the pitfalls. I did not see it as well as Ned and Hank Armstrong did, so I plan to return for another try. Thanks to Ned and others for raising the questions.

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Date: Friday, September 8, 2000
Location: Miami-Whitewater wetlands
Reporter: Ned Keller
Other Birders: Hank Armstrong & several others

I finally got out to look for the Miami-Whitewater ibis this morning. It was still there, as of about 10:30. The rest of this message is about identification. Maybe it belongs on the message board instead of here; but here it is.

When I arrived at the observation platform, I found Hank Armstrong and several other birders looking at the ibis. Everyone had been posting the bird as a Glossy Ibis. From the observation platform, I could call it a first fall dark Plegadis ibis, based on the white markings on the dark brown head and neck. But that was all I could call it. From what I have read, if you can see a narrow blue border to the facial skin (the facial skin runs from the eye to the base of the bill, and is sort of wedge-shaped, being narrower at the eye than at the bill), you have a Glossy. If you can see a red eye or pink facial skin (which you won't this early in the fall), you have a White-faced. If you can see gray facial skin and a dark eye, you have trouble. I know of no other good field marks to separate young birds of the two species. From the platform, I couldn't make out any red or blue.

So, Hank and I trudged off through the brush, to near the edge of the mudflats. We were still about a hundred yards from the bird. From that distance, through our scopes, the bird still had a dark eye. There was a pale border to the facial skin; but try as we might, we could not pretend that it was blue. The border was definitely lighter than the rest of the facial skin, but it was also definitely gray, and not blue.

The shape of the pale border fit with Glossy. It was of even width below the eye, while above the eye it was narrower at the eye and at the bill, but wider in the middle. Based on that detail, I'm inclined to call it a Glossy. But I wouldn't bet the house on it.

This web site is read (I hope) by birders who range from local experts to raw beginners. For the benefit of anyone who doesn't fit into the first category, try to learn to identify a bird by what you can see and hear, and not by what someone tells you the bird is. You learn by studying the bird, by comparing the field marks that are supposed to be there with what you actually see. If the two don't add up, then you are entitled to question whether the "expert" is right.

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Date: 9/8/00
Location: Anderson Twp, near Hunley Road
Reporter: Annie Collins
Other Birders:

On Tuesday evening Sept. 5, around 7:00p.m. I observed flying overhead a falcon-like bird with a solid black tail. Looking in Peterson's I want to say this was a Mississippi Kite - but does that make any sense?

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Date: 09/06/00
Location: Crooked Run Nature Preserve
Reporter: Chris Clingman
Other Birders: Suzanne Clingman

1 adult bald eagle, 1 osprey seen during early evening

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Date: 9/07/00
Location: Miami Whitewater Wetlands
Reporter: Andy Bess
Other Birders: Neill Cade

Glossy Ibis still present at
7:00p.m. Black Bellied Plover
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Date: 09/07/00
Location: Miami Whitewater Ibis Update
Reporter: David A. Brinkman
Other Birders: 2

I watched the Glossy Ibis from 7:03 pm to 8:05 pm. The bird was still there when I left. An interesting occurrence was when a six-point buck crossed the mudflats and at one point was in the same view as the ibis.

Short on time, didn't census shorebirds but had the following species: Killdeer, Pectoral, Semipalm. Sandp., 2 Greater Yellowlegs, Green Herons, Great Blue and the usual fair.

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Date: 9/7/00, 7:00 - 7:40 am
Location: Miami Whitewater Wetland: Addition
Reporter: Jay G. lehman
Other Birders:

White-eyed Vireo 2, still singing partially broken song

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Date: 9/7/00, 7:00 - 7:40 am
Location: Miami Whitewater Wetland
Reporter: Jay G. Lehman
Other Birders:

Additions to Previous Post, Very Quick Pre-work visit, no time to do thorough survey. Seen from parking lot to bike trail, observation booth, bike trail to farm road to bat house and back to parking lto via bike trail.

Great Blue Heron 10, Mallard, Wood Duck and usual waterfowl, Black-bellied Plover 1, Semipalmated Plover 1+, Killdeer many, Pectoral Sandpiper 5+, Greater Yellowlegs 2

Flicker 2, Sedge Wren 4, by call note at sunrise, sharp one or two notes like the beginning of song, unlike Common Yellowthroat, Gray Catbird 12, by call, mewing, N. Mocking bird 2, Brown Thrasher 1, Warbling Vireo 1, singing softly, Common Yellowthroat 20, Yelllow-breasted Chat 1, chat-tering, Cardinal 10, some still feeding young, Field Sparrow 15, Song Sparrow 5, Dickcissel 5, fly-bys and calling, Bobolink 1, overflight, calling and seen, Eastern Meadowlark 2, Am. Goldfinch 8

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Date: 09/06/00
Location: Miami Whitewater Wetland
Reporter: David A. Brinkman
Other Birders: Bridget J. Brinkman

Didn't realize how early the sun would set. Too dark to see anything on mudflats by time we got there. However, a Great Horned Owl landed in the dead tree adjacent to the gazebo around 8:50 pm and we heard an Eastern Screech-Owl calling across Baughman road from the gravel PL.
5:40 pm on 9/7th - I'm heading back again after this posting and I will post a follow-up.

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Date: 9/7/00
Location: Miami white Water Wetland, 7:00 - 7:40 am
Reporter: Jay G. Lehman
Other Birders:

Glossy Ibis 1

Still present at dawn until ....?

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Date: 9/6/2000
Location: Miami Whitewater Wetlands
Reporter: Erich Baumgardner
Other Birders: Jerry Lippert

The Ibis is a Glossy Ibis (adult), even got some pictures. I have never seen one outside of Fla. Any other records here in Cinti. area?

Also saw: 2 Am. Bitterns, 1 Green Heron, 1 GB Heron, 4 G Yellowlegs, 12+ Pectoral Sand., 15+ Semi-Palm Plovers, 1 Black-bellied Plover, 20+ Killdeer, 1 Sora (and possible chick too), 1 PB Grebe, 1 Kingfisher, possible Semi-Palm Sand., 30+ Mallard, 1 DC Cormorant (in flight out side of park).

Glossy Ibis was in the middle of the mud flat all evening. Not with any other birds. Just eating like there was no tomorrow.

No sign of the Godwit.

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Date: 9/6/00
Location: miamiwhite water wet lands
Reporter: jack b.
Other Birders: elaine

ibis like bird - ibis bill - entire bird black-or purplish black - legs/bill also black - in flight no other id markings - downward turned bill

can anyone else verify
time 3:15-4:15 at mud flats - went through weeds at bat house to mud flats for closer look - go within 100 ft then it flew to end by observation house- walked to that end for another good look - still there when i left

saw also greater yellowlegs- black bellied plover and usual - marsh hawk also

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Date: 9/6/2000
Location: Cincinnati Nature Center
Reporter: William Hull
Other Birders:

Lunctime walk at CNC.
Warblers: Nashville(2), Magnolia, Ovenbird
Saw a flock of 20-30 Cedar Waxwings.
An Osprey flew over at a good altitude towards the SW. First one I've seen in the area (except Spring Valley) since April 12th.

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Date: 5 Sep 2000
Location: Oxbow
Reporter: David Styer
Other Birders: Audubon Soc. field trip

Highlights included 70 Double-crested Cormorants, 75 Great Blue Herons, 36 Great Egrets, around 10 Black-crowned Night-Herons, 50 Black Vultures, and an adult Bald Eagle.

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Date: 9/5/2000
Location: Miami-Whitewater Wetlands
Reporter: Scott Reeves
Other Birders: None

A Hudsonian Godwit (adult transitioning from alternate to basic plumage) was present on the mudflats at Miami-Whitewater today. I observed the bird from approximately 1230 to 3 PM. The bird was the largest shorebird on the mudflats but only slightly larger than the greater yellowlegs with which it sometimes associated. The two-toned godwit bill, blackish legs, strong white supercilium and chesntnut speckling on the belly were also noticeable. In flight the bird exhibited a black tail with white rump, white wingbar and black axillars. Also present were black-bellied plovers (3), semipalmated plovers (2), greater yellowlegs (3), least sandpipers (4), semipalmated sandpipers (3), pectoral sandpipers (8-10), common snipe and a single Baird's sandpiper.

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Date: 9/5/2000
Location: Miami-Whitewater Wetlands
Reporter: Scott Reeves
Other Birders: None

A Hudsonian Godwit (adult transitioning from alternate to basic plumage) was present on the mudflats at Miami-Whitewater today. I observed the bird from approximately 1230 to 3 PM. The bird was the largest shorebird on the mudflats but only slightly larger than the greater yellowlegs with which it sometimes associated. The two-toned godwit bill, blackish legs, strong white supercilium and chesntnut speckling on the belly were also noticeable. In flight the bird exhibited a black tail with white rump, white wingbar and black axillars. Also present were black-bellied plovers (3), semipalmated plovers (2), greater yellowlegs (3), least sandpipers (4), semipalmated sandpipers (3), pectoral sandpipers (8-10), common snipe and a single Baird's sandpiper.

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Date: 9/5/2000 lunchtime
Location: Cincinnati Nature Center
Reporter: William Hull
Other Birders:

Warblers: Nashville, Chestnut-sided(2), Palm, Ovenbird(2), Wilson's. Also saw a few groups of 3-5 birds up in the canopy on which the leaves and sun prevented positive ID.

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Date: 9/1/00 1400-1830
Location: Indian Creek Wildlife Area-Fayetteville,Ohio
Reporter: Ron Kolde
Other Birders:

Over the course of the afternoon, had flocks of Common Nighthawks (30 to 50 birds in each)moving through this area heading southeast. Most flocks were seen from 1500-1700 hours.I would estimate there were over 500 birds seen. Also saw a Red-headed Woodpecker and a Sharp-shinned Hawk.

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Date: 9/04/00
Location: Miami White Water
Reporter: Steve Smith
Other Birders:

I spent a few hours this afternoon looking for shorebirds at Miami White Water. Here are highlights:
1 Black Bellied Plover
1 Stilt SP
1 Baird's SP
Lots of Least, Semipalmated, and Pectoral SP's.

Steve

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Date: Monday, 9/ 04/00
Location: Miami Whitewater wetlands
Reporter: Jay Stenger
Other Birders: Jack Stenger

A Black-bellied Plover, still in summer plumage, was seen in the drier grassy area in the SE corner of the shrinking main pool. Pretty much else was similar to prior reports. Both yellowlegs, Pectoral, Least, Semi-palmated and Solitary sandpipers,Killdeer. About 60 shorebirds altogether, not counting Killdeer.
Had 2 Blackburnian Warblers, 1 Palm and 1 Tennessee Warbler at Shawnee Lookout.

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Date: 9/3/2000
Location: Miami Whitewater Wetlands
Reporter: Scott Reeves
Other Birders:

David Brinkman's post from yesterday sent me in search of shorebirds this AM. After a foggy start I turned up almost exactly the same shorebird list- pectoral sandpiper (15), least sandpiper (12), semipalmated sandpiper (5), common snipe(4), lesser yellowlegs and killdeer (35). A northern harrier also made several forays onto the mudflats. Other interesting non-shorebirds included a white-eyed vireo and a couple of savannah sparrows.

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Date: 09/02/00
Location: Cinergy field during Reds game
Reporter: David A. Brinkman
Other Birders: Bridget J. Brinkman

Common Nighthawk - Max. 13 over stadium at one time (9:00 pm) and another 25 after the game over Sycamore and Third Streets (10:15 pm). Chimney Swift - 11 flying down into the stadium around 9:50 pm.

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Date: 09/02/00
Location: Miami Whitewater Wetlands
Reporter: David A. Brinkman
Other Birders: None

Mudflat conditions have improved since mid August. I've sent details to http://my.ohio.voyager.net/~kestrel/shorbrds/ . Here is my list of 37 species all birds found:

Great Blue Heron 1, Green Heron 8, Turkey Vulture 6, Wood Duck 9, Mallard 61, Killdeer 23, Greater Yellowlegs 1, Semipalmated Sandpiper 5, Least Sandpiper 3, Peep sp. 3, Pectoral Sandpiper 19, Common Snipe 3, Mourning Dove 8, Common Nighthawk 12, Ruby-th. Hummingbird 2, Belted Kingfisher 1, Willow Flycatcher 2, Warbling Vireo 1, Red-eyed Vireo 1, Blue Jay 2, American Crow 8, Tree Swallow 5, Northern Rough-winged Swallow 1, Cliff Swallow 1, Barn Swallow 15, Swallow sp. (many), Carolina Chickadee 1, White-breasted Nuthatch 1, House Wren 1, Gray Catbird 3, Northern Mockingbird 2 (1 ad., 1 juv.), Field Sparrow 7 (at least 2 juv.), Song Sparrow 1, Northern Cardinal 1, Indigo Bunting 2, Bobolink 5, Red-winged Blackbird 40, Eastern Meadowlark 7, American Goldfinch 37.

Note: I didn't hear any sedge wrens as I walked past the habitat today. On my previous trip we found six birds.

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Date: 8/31/2000
Location: Clifton
Reporter: William Hull
Other Birders:

Saw upwards of 100 nighthawks after adding up multiple groups between 7:30 - 8:30 pm in the Clifton area of Cincinnati. At first they were very high up and kept getting lower. Largest single group was around 30. My wife and I were jogging and at one point one flew to within 5ft overhead.

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Date: 8/30/00
Location: Oxbow
Reporter: Darlena Graham
Other Birders: members of an Oxbow field trip

We met at Garden's Alive at 6:30 and what a crowd for a hot Aug. evening. The birds were fairly co-operative. The were at least 32 Great Egrets, with 15 of them decorating one tree. Someone commented that they looked like Xmas tree ornament. I didn't count the Great Blues, there were more than 60. We got really good looks at 3 adult Black-crowned Night Herons. Oddly enough we didn't see any juveniles. One Green Heron showed itself briefly. Several Nighthawks flew over without making much of a dent in the multitudes of mosquitoes feasting on us. The only shore birds that we found were 2 back at the Beaver pond. One was a Killdeer; the other might have been something else but it was too far away to say for sure.

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Date: 8/30/2000 8:00pm
Location: Clifton residence
Reporter: William Hull
Other Birders:

Was leaving the house to go to dinner and saw 30+ Nighthawks in ~2 minutes.

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Date: 8/29/00- 2015-2045
Location: My residence in Finneytown
Reporter: Ron Kolde
Other Birders:

Above Ronald Reagan Highway and the Winton Rd crossing I saw roughly 30-40 common nighthawks scattered about at heights no greater than 100'. I watched from my backyard for awhile until dusk and saw several more at treetop level, as well as six bats moving south (I never see them in this area the rest of the year).

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Date: 8/29/2000
Location: Cincinnati Nature Center
Reporter: William Hull
Other Birders:

Two Ovenbirds.

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Date: 8-28-2000
Location: West Chester
Reporter: Erich Baumgardner
Other Birders:

Here they come... 2 Broad-winged Hawks and 4 Common Nighthawks flew over my house around 7 PM.

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Date: 8-28-00
Location: Winton Woods Park
Reporter: Bill Leaman
Other Birders:

Immature Bald Eagle near Elm Ridge Overlook (west end of lake).

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Date: 8/26/00
Location: Muscatatuck
Reporter: Darlena Graham
Other Birders:

I was really sorry for everyone who was not with me at Muscatatuck Saturday. At the entrance before dawn (& before the gates opened) I listened to a Great Horned Owl screaming and a Woodcock whistled by. After that a Screech Owl purred at me from the wooded area between the Visitors center and the main road. I couldn't find it visually but it purred twice. The sun was burning away the remnants of fog and at the little pond behind the office an adult Otter and 4 young ones were teasing a Muscovey Duck and I startled them. They jumped back into the pond and popped up and down checking me out for the longest time.
After that things got back to normal, with only a few birds that I had not been seeing all summer; a Yellow-Crowned Night Heron in the swampy area behind the visitors center, a Black and White Warbler, an Olive Sided Flycatcher, and a PEREGRINE! The Peregrine was atop a snag at the northwest corner of the T intersection at Otter marsh, the Flycatcher was on a snag in the water along the Turkey Trail
The tiny sliver of mud flat at M-6 has turned into a strip but Sat.only Killdeer were there.

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Date: Sunday, 8/27/00; 10:10 - 11:20 AM
Location: Miami Whitewater Wetlands - along "farm road"
Reporter: Granville Carey
Other Birders: encountered briefly - Mike Busam & jaack Gotschang

Not too much acitivity. Savanaha sp.;
Song Sp.; Field Sp.; Bobolink.; Barn Swallow.; 2 N Bobwhite; Killdeer; G Blue Heron; Mallard; Black duck; R W Blackbird; G Heron; R T Hawk; Kingfisher; Am Goldfish.

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Date: August 27, 2000
Location: Miami Whitewater Forest
Reporter: Mike Busam
Other Birders:

2 double-creasted cormorants. 1 black-and-white warbler, 3 yellow-throated vireo, 10 red-eyed vireo, 1 hummer, 1 yb cuckoo, 2 scarlet tanager, 2 blue-gray gnatcatcher, 3+ wood thrush, 3 pileated woodpeckers.

3 bobolink, 9 mockingbird, and one savannah sparrow sans tail at the wetlands.

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Date: 8/26/00
Location: Miami Whitewater Wetlands
Reporter: Frank Frick
Other Birders:

Make that Aug.26

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Date: 8/27/00 2:00-3:30 pm
Location: Miami Whitewater Wetlands
Reporter: Frank Frick
Other Birders:

One Black Tern,basic plumage.A good bit of mud is exposed now but mostly all Killdeer today.Two Pectoral SP.

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Date: 8/21/00 1630-1730
Location: Miami Whitewater Wetlands
Reporter: Ron Kolde
Other Birders: none

Plenty of smaller shorebirds but could'nt tell for sure as to species(Semipalmated size), 1 Greater, 3 Lesser Yellowlegs, 8 Pectorals. No herons but for several Greens. Saw 2 Bobolinks along the lake feeding on weed seeds, 1 Dicksissel singing, 3 Sedge Wrens( 1 singing but not seen, 2 were seen- one about six feet away that was bullying a grasshopper not much smaller than itself).

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Date: 8/21/00
Location: Hueston Woods SP
Reporter: Frank Frick
Other Birders:

Four Caspian Terns seen on lake. Water high no mud flats.

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Date: 8/21/2000
Location: Yorktown Manufactured Home Community,Filds Ertel Rd. Sharonville
Reporter: Ted Ellis
Other Birders:

7:00 to 8;00 PM major movement of nighthawks{several dozen} interspersed with chimney swifts feedind very low over trailor roofs.

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Date: 20 August 2000
Location: Loveland
Reporter: Jeff Hays
Other Birders:

1 Osprey flying over the Little Miami River near Loveland Hamilton Co.Ohio

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Date: 8/20/00
Location: Muscatatuck
Reporter: Darlena Graham
Other Birders:

Things were very quiet but there were still some nice birds. The Sedge Wrens and Henslows are still singing (!?) at the usual spots at Endicott Marsh. The bird of the day was a Blue-headed Vireo in the fields on the East River Trail. If there were any shore birds I didn't find them altho there is a sliver of mud flat on M-5 that looks as tho' it could entice something in.

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Date: 8-21-00
Location: Westwood backyard
Reporter: Liz Brennan
Other Birders:

A female Northern Parula in garden outside kitchen window.

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Date: 8-21-00
Location: Westwood backyard
Reporter: Liz Brennan
Other Birders:

A female Northern Parula in our garden which is right outside the kitchen window.

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Date: 8/20/2000
Location: West Chester
Reporter: Erich Baumgardner
Other Birders:

Nighthawk (1) migrant? Is it that time already? What happened to summer?

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Date: Thurs. 8/17/00 approx. 3:45 PM
Location: KY 18, Florence, KY
Reporter: Granville Carey
Other Birders: Dennis Vesper

Barn Owls just outside of Florence, KY!

Received call from Dennis Vesper of Flornce, KY this afternoon telling me of Barn Owls seen on his property. He and Lee McNeely saw 3 birds shortly after the noon hour, in one of his barns. He called me and I went over and shortly after arriving observed one Barn Owl fly from the barn. Time will tell if they return, but Dennis is confident they will. If anyone is interested, can post directions to the location of "J's Acres" farm on KY 18.

Granville

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Date: 8/13/00
Location: Miami Whitewaer Wetland
Reporter: Jay G. Lehman
Other Birders: David Brinkman

Dave,
Sorry for any differences. We apparently submitted at exactly the same time. your report wasn't there when I checked.
Jay

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Date: 8/13/00, 12 noon - 3:00 pm
Location: Miami Whitewater Wetlands
Reporter: Jay G. Lehman
Other Birders: David Brinkman

Only high-lights. Hopefully David Brinkman can provide more complete list.

Killdeer 8-10+, Greater Yellowlegs 1, Pectoral Sandpiper 1, Willow Flycatcher 2, Dickcissel 4, incl. 1 imm., mostly fly-bys but imm. seen sitting, Boblink 18 in 1 flock (max. count), but seen as singles and in 2's, 4's and 6's which apparently gathered into this flock, Sedge Wren up to 6, 4 heard singing at once from different locations, 2 females seen at two locations, 1 near one of the singers, Savannah Sparrow 1, imm. bird of the year, local breeder or early migrant?, with the cessation of farming in the short grass field on the south side of the farm road, this area is looking more and more like Savannah Sparrow habitat that I recall from upstate New York where I lived previously, Grasshopper Sparrow 4, 1 heard giving tinkling call notes near farm road, 3 seen (2 of them heard calling), in short grass field along west edge about 1/4 of the way to the south end bordered by hedge row/tree line.

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Date: August 13, 2000
Location: Miami Whitewater Wetlands
Reporter: David A. Brinkman
Other Birders: Jay G. Lehman

11:45am - 3pm (with Jay 'til 2:30pm)
Least Bittern (1 - HO), Great Blue Heron (1), Turkey Vulture (1), Wood Duck (10+), Mallard (30+), Northern Bobwhite (1 - HO), Killdeer (10+), Greater Yellowlegs (1), Solitary Sandpiper (1), Pectoral Sandpiper (1), Mourning Dove (5), Chimney Swift (30+), Ruby-th. Hummer (1), Willow Flycatcher (2), Eastern Kingbird (1), Blue Jay (1), Purple Martin (1), Many Swallows (N. Rough-winged, Bank & Barn), Carolina Chickadee (2), SEDGE WREN (6 - 5m, 1f), Eastern Bluebird (2), American Robin (7), Gray Catbird (1), Common Yellowthroat (2), Field Sparrow (5), Song Sparrow (4), Northern Cardinal (3), Indigo Bunting (4), DICKCISSEL (4), BOBOLINK (18)*, Red-winged Blackbird (150+), Orchard Oriole (1), American Goldfinch (20+).

* The bobolinks were in basic plumage.

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Date: 8/14/2000 lunchtime
Location: Cincinnati Nature Center
Reporter: William Hull
Other Birders:

Saw one Black-and-white Warbler.

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Date: 8/13/2000
Location: Crooked Run NP, Chilo, OH.
Reporter: Donald Morse Jr.
Other Birders:

An Olive-sided Flycatcher was singing its quick-three-beers call. A Northern Parula was also present. The dominant vulture (TV & BV both were present) was Black. Some potential shorebird habitat could be forming (mudflats).

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Date: 8/9/00; 3:45 - 6:00 pm
Location: Miami Whitewater Wetlands/Shaker Trace
Reporter: Jay G. Lehman
Other Birders: Cynthia Hertzler (non-birder, my sister)

This was a casual bird walk for me, as I was showing my sister MWW. She was visiting from out of state (PA, Harrisburgh), and wanted to see some of the places I told her about and showed photographs on visits back home. She was very interested in the prairie and prairie flowers blooming and the bull frogs.

It is with great egret that I report :>) :>) --

Great Egret 2, increase over previous reports. From observation booth.

Other high-lights:

Greater Yellowlegs 1, Lesser Yellowlegs 5, Solitary Sandpiper 1, Pectoral Sandpiper 2. All in north east corner of marsh from farm road.

Ruby-throated Hummingbird 1, Sedge Wren 5, singing and seen, Boblink 3, Dickcissel 2, 1 ad., 1 imm, imm. still dependent and observing being fed by adult. All observed along farm road from bike trail to about half the distance between bike trail and bat house.



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Date: 8/10/00
Location: Spring Grove Cemetery
Reporter: Lori Brumbaugh
Other Birders: jan Denham

While walking at SGC, we saw 4 waterfowl that I have never seen there before. They were black with a white chest, very heavy bodied with short legs. They also had a fine line of white on the folded primaries. They were on the main lake to the left as you enter the cemetery. Perhaps they are some type of domestic waterfowl. They were all marked identically. The woodies that were hanging with them were dwarfed by their size. Does anyone know what they are?

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Date: August 5, 2000
Location: Miami Whitewater Wetlands
Reporter: Mary Jo White
Other Birders: Alexander Murphy-White

Between 7:15-7:45pm right before it rained, 15 green herons. 7 were flying together at one time. The others periodically flew from the top of one dead tree perch to another. I don't know how many were immatures because of the poor lighting, but some had stripping on the throat and as they alighted, their crown feathers fanned out.

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Date: Aug 7, 2000
Location: Miami Whitewater Wetlands
Reporter: Jackie Nooker
Other Birders: Sarah McCormack

Like a song...

4+ Black Terns
3 Great Egrets
2 Sedge Wrens
1 Immature Little Blue Heron

The black terns were in various stages of molt - one was mostly black, but the others all had significant white patches.

The little blue heron was white, but had a distinct 2-toned bill.

The sedge wrens were along farm road as usual. One seen carrying nesting material.

Other birds: juv. green heron, juv. Great Blue, many Blue-winged teal, mallards, very drab wood ducks, kingbirds... Several shorebirds were also seen, but could not be identified.

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Date: 07-03-00
Location: Miami Whitewater Wetlands
Reporter: Lester Peyton
Other Birders:

Sorry this post is so late. Busy, Busy, Busy.
I saw both Male and Female Sedge Wrens at the wetlands. Male was very vocal and was seen carrying nest material. Female seemed agitated by my presence.
I observed these birds along the old farm road.

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Date: 8/6/00
Location: Miami Whitewater Wetlands
Reporter: Joe Bens
Other Birders:

Wood ducks 40, Mallard 60, Great Egrets 9, Green Heron 1, Pectoral Sand 10, G Yellow Legs 4, L Yellowlegs 12, Stilt Sand 2, Kildeer 6, all the other normal field birds were there as well. I missed the Sedge Wrens though.

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Date: August 6, 2000
Location: Gilmore Ponds
Reporter: Mike Busam
Other Birders:

2 Black-crowned night herons, 5 great egrets, 3 great blue heron, 5 green heron, 2 solitary sandpiper, 3 cooper's hawks flying around together (one had a band on the right leg), 1 yellow warbler, 3 common yellowthroat, 5+ cedar waxwing, 2 phoebe, 30+ chimney swifts. With exception of the egrets, all the birds were congregated around south pond.

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Date: August 5, 2000
Location: Miami Whitewater Wetlands
Reporter: David A. Brinkman
Other Birders: None

In field: 1:50pm to 4:50pm.
Highlights: Sedge Wrens (cooperative!!!), Dickcissels, Great Egrets.

Canada Goose 1, Wood Duck ~40, Mallard ~50, Great Blue Heron 1, Great Egret 3, Green Heron 1, Turkey Vulture 2, Red-shouldered Hawk 1, Red-tailed Hawk 2, Northern Bobwhite 1, Pectoral Sandpiper 1, Killdeer ~5, Mourning Dove ~10, Chimney Swift ~100, Ruby-th. Hummingbird 1f, Belted Kingfisher 2, Downy Woodpecker 2, Northern Flicker 1, Willow Flycatcher 4, Eastern Kingbird 2, American Crow 2, American Robin ~15, Gray Catbird 1, Northern Mockingbird 1, Sedge Wren 2*, House Wren 1, Purple Martin ~25, Bank Swallow 5, Barn Swallow 2, Cliff Swallow 1, Carolina Chickadee 3, Common Yellowthroat 3, Song Sparrow ~5, Field Sparrow ~15, Dickcissel 2 (1 juv. male, 1 ad. female), Northern Cardinal 2, Indigo Bunting 1, Orchard Oriole 2, Red-winged Blackbird ~50 (juv. males and females, no ad. males!), Eastern Meadowlark 2, American Goldfinch ~10.

* Patience is the key when you try to view the sedge wren. My lifebird was a few years ago at Muskatatuck and it was only about a 5 second glimpse. I thought that was how sedge wrens presented themselves, that is until today! The behavior that I witnessed is that this male would come up and perch in the taller weeds that stick up about 30" higher than the shorter, ~54" weeds (I took measurements) and sing for about three minutes at a time, only to drop back down into the shorter weeds for periods of 10-25 minutes and become silent. With patience, the bird will eventually come back up into view and you can even put a scope on him!
This patch of habitat is along the farm lane between the bat house and the bike trail. My observations of this wren were from about 2:50pm to 4:00pm. Good luck!

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Date: 8/5/00
Location: Madeira, 7064 Shawnee Run Road; 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Reporter: Jay G. Lehman
Other Birders:

Broad-winged Hawk 1 young of the year, mobile but still calling frequently and apparently still partially dependent upon adult. 1 adult bird with it occasionally.

Note: 1 adult in the same location on 7/3/00. May be a nesting site somewhere nearby. Have had BWHA in this area (IMBY) during breeding season since I moved here in April, 1994.

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Date: 8/4/00: 11:30 pm -12:00 am
Location: Madeira, Shawnee Run Road
Reporter: Jay G. Lehman
Other Birders:

Barred Owl 1, calling, just the "awwww" part.

In the spring I had, a bird calling in my neighborhood. This one could be the adult or possibly off-spring, still hanging around.

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Date: August 5, 2000
Location: Mockingbird Hill Organic Farm Williamsburg OH>
Reporter: Bill Stanley
Other Birders:

I saw a flock of American Pipits fly over the soccer fields in Williamsburg and when I arrived at home there were 9 American Pipits in the driveway. They may have been the same birds because they were flying in the right direction.

A flock of 50+ Eastern Meadowlarks were in the hay field in front of the house.

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Date: August 5, 2000
Location: Hamilton Riverside Natural Area
Reporter: Mike Busam
Other Birders: Mark Stephens

20+ Killdeer, 6 great blue heron, 4 green heron, 2 dickcissel, 2 red-tail hawk, 3 kestrel, 2 kingfisher. The Great Miami River is running a bit high, and there is little exposed edge and just a couple gravel banks in this part of the river.

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Date: 8/2/2000
Location: office in Milford Technecenter
Reporter: William Hull
Other Birders:

Was sitting in my office and noticed some movement outside the window. Two YB Cuckoos landed in some dead branches about 25 feet away.

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Date: 7/29/00
Location: Muscatatuck
Reporter: Darlena Graham
Other Birders:

The rain held off up there (more or less) until almost noon so there was some good birding to be found. All of the birds everyone knew were there actually were. The only shorebird that I found was a Solitary Sandpiper in the little pond behind the office. A Pied-billed Grebe on Endicott Marsh was alarmed by 6 feeding and frolicing Otters.

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Date: July 30, 2000
Location: Hamilton Riverside Natural Area
Reporter: Mike Busam
Other Birders:

30+ killdeer, 1 solitary sandpiper, 4 spotted sandpipers, along the river.

Yesterday at Gilmore, 3 prothonotary warblers. South Pond is drawing down, and could produce some shorebird habitat in time.

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Date: July 28,00
Location: East Fork S.P.
Reporter: Hank Armstrong
Other Birders: none

Spotted two Double-crested Cormorants at the cove west of the camp sight beach. Also had 9 Great-blue Herons in the area. The Ring-billed Gull numbers are increasing daily and a Caspian Tern was see on the 25 of the month.

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Date: 7/22/00
Location: East Fork State Park
Reporter: Lori Brumbaugh
Other Birders:

On Saturday I was riding the horse trails at EFSP through the woods.For several hours in the late morning, I thought I heard a bald eagle calling. I had no clear view due to the deep woods and my riding partner thought I was crazy. I was headed out to the open areas to take a look, when I got kicked by a horse and ended up in the ER. So looking at the entry from 7/24/00 by Morse, I was probably right.

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Date: 7/24/2000
Location: East Fork SP. South Beach
Reporter: Donald Morse Jr.
Other Birders:

1 Adult Bald Eagle soaring above at around 10:45am.

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Date: 7/21/00
Location: parents house in Mt. washington
Reporter: Tom Uhlman
Other Birders:

Yellow bellied sapsucker 1, Car. wren nesting in hanging plant

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Date: 7/22/00
Location: Little Miami WWTP : Wilmer/Kellogg Ave.
Reporter: Ron Kolde
Other Birders:

There were a couple of common nighthawks flying over the wastewater treatment plant after 8 pm- I think they are resident to this facility,I was working here in late June and also saw them towards dusk several evenings. There's no shortage of insects here for a food source.

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Date: 7/21/00: 7:40 am - 9:00 am
Location: Miami Whitewater Wetlands
Reporter: Jay G. Lehman
Other Birders: none

Looked for the Avocet but did not find it. It could have been tucked back in the corner to the east of the observation platform and not visible.

Hi-lites: Bobolink 8, males changing plummage and one female. Sedge Wren 1, singing to north of farm road about half way from bike trail to bat house. Dickcissel 14, both adults and immature birds, one adult carrying food with one dependent mobile dependent youngster. Grasshopper Sparrow 10, along farm road, bike trail along open field near farm road and along short grass field walking edge of marsh south in the direction of the observation platform.

Other birds: Green Heron 2, Mallard 30, Blue-winged Teal 25, Shoveler 1, Wood Duck 75, Red-tailed hawk 1, Killdeer 10, Mourning Dove 40, Yellow-b. Cuckoo 2, Eastern kingbird 2, Willow Flycatcher 6, singing, Purple Martin 5, Mockingbird 1, Catbird 2, Brown Thrasher 2, Starling 10, White-eyed Vireo 1, Warbling Vireo 4, Yellow Warbler 2, Common Yellowthroat 8, Eastern Meadowlark 2, Redwinged Blackbird 20, Cardinal 10, Indigo Bunting 3, House Finch 2, Field Sparrow 3, Song Sparrow 6

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Date: June 25- July 15
Location: Butler County
Reporter: Steve Pelikan
Other Birders:

I've made several trips driving back roads stopping to check out fields that look interesting (and that haven't been mowed).

In some 15 roadside stops I found Henslow's Sparrows at 6 locations (a total of about 12 birds), Grasshoppers at 5 locations (about 15 birds). There were Dickcissels, Bobolinks, and Savannah Sparrows at several of these stops as well.



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Date: 07/15/00
Location: Miami Whitewater Wetlands
Reporter: David A. Brinkman
Other Birders:

This is a rather belated report of two male bobolinks that I saw near the bat house at the wetlands. There were also three or more dickcissels on this date (i.e., Saturday 07/15/00).

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Date: 7/15/00
Location: Cincinnat Nature Center
Reporter: Darlena Graham
Other Birders: members of CNC bird walk

Sorry for the late posting. Besides the usual, to be expected good birds we did have one surprise. A Broadwinged Hawk flew over us and sailed around the field for several minutes giving us a good look. It was carring a snake, I suppose just showing off. It finally disappeared behind the trees.

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Date: 7/19/00 2:30pm
Location: miamiwhiterwater wet lands
Reporter: jack b.
Other Birders: none

am avocet to right of bat house heading toward bike trail still with two dowwitchers

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Date: 7/19\00 11:00 am - 1:00pm
Location: Miami Whitewater wetland
Reporter: Frank Frick
Other Birders:

One A.Avocet seen from wildlife viewing platform. It was on the right side in the small inlet where some mud is exposed and the water is shallow. Later I saw it again. This time on the left side on a small mud flat feeding with two Dowitchers.Also seen 7 Bobolinks two were female,Dickcissels,1 Sedge Wren and a mommy Bobwhite with 10 or more chicks

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Date: July 18, 2000
Location: Champion Paper Knightsbridge
Reporter: Mike Busam
Other Birders:

1 grasshopper sparrow singing in the small prairie on the Champion Paper, International Paper, actually, grounds on Knightsbridge Drive, Hamilton.

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Date: 7-13-00
Location: Whitewater River, IN
Reporter: Wayne Wauligman
Other Birders: Whitney Wauligman

While canoeing from Metamora to Brookville, noon to 4pm, we came across three American Avocets, 25 Great Blue Herons, 22 Green Herons, 16 Spotted Sandpipers, and 14 Kingfishers. The Avocets were about three miles north of the Whitewater Canoe livery.

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Date: 7/15/2000 6:45-11:45 AM
Location: Miami Whitewater Forest & Wetlands , Hamilton Co., OH
Reporter: Neill Cade
Other Birders: Hank Armstrong

Enroute to the wetlands I picked up several woodland birds along Mt. Hope Rd., especially near the golf course. Hank and I met at 7:00 and had a nearly perfect day. We scavenged all of the birds Paul Wharton reported, and one-upped him by getting a Sedge Wren.

The wren was alongside the field edge north of the farm road, directly opposite the confluence of the cattail field (that the bat box is in) with the more-recently mowed field (where the new ponds were scraped last fall). This same area held numerous Dickcissels, a few Bobolinks, Grasshopper and Savannah Sparrows, and the shoreline held (what else?) shorebirds. We topped this off by getting almost-too-close-to-focus looks at a Henslow's Sparrow, and decided to call it a day! Here's the list: Pied-billed Grebe 2, Great Blue Heron 4, Green Heron 3, Turkey Vulture 2, Canada Goose 7, Wood Duck 25, Mallard 18, Blue-winged Teal 5, Northern Shoveler 1, Hooded Merganser 3, Sharp-shinned Hawk 1, Red-tailed Hawk 1, Northern Bobwhite 3, Killdeer 30, Greater Yellowlegs 2, Solitary Sandpiper 3, Spotted Sandpiper 1, Semipalmated Sandpiper 1, Least Sandpiper 1, Pectoral Sandpiper 1, Rock Dove 1, Mourning Dove 25, Yellow-billed Cuckoo 6, Chimney Swift 8, Ruby-throated Hummingbird 3, Belted Kingfisher 2, Red-bellied Woodpecker 1, Downy Woodpecker 1, Northern Flicker 1, Acadian Flycatcher 1, Willow Flycatcher 10, Eastern Kingbird 5, White-eyed Vireo 2, Warbling Vireo 6, Red-eyed Vireo 2, Blue Jay 2, American Crow 3, Purple Martin 20, Tree Swallow 60, Northern Rough-winged Swallow 12, Barn Swallow 40, Carolina Chickadee 5, Carolina Wren 2, House Wren 8, Sedge Wren 1, Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 1, Eastern Bluebird 7, American Robin 15, Gray Catbird 10, Northern Mockingbird 12, Brown Thrasher 3, European Starling 20, Cedar Waxwing 5, Blue-winged Warbler 1, Yellow Warbler 6, Yellow-throated Warbler 3, Common Yellowthroat 20, Yellow-breasted Chat 2, Eastern Towhee 2, Chipping Sparrow 5, Field Sparrow 15, Savannah Sparrow 2, Grasshopper Sparrow 7, Henslow's Sparrow 1, Song Sparrow 40, Northern Cardinal 9, Indigo Bunting 15, Dickcissel 20, Bobolink 5, Red-winged Blackbird 80, Eastern Meadowlark 10, Common Grackle 25, Brown-headed Cowbird 4, Baltimore Oriole 5, House Finch 1, American Goldfinch 45, House Sparrow 4.

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Date: July 11,2000 7:00-8:15 pm
Location: Miami Whitewater Wetlands-along farmroad
Reporter: Paul Wharton
Other Birders:

I went specifically looking for sedge wrens but did not find any. But there was plenty of other highlights.4 GBH, 2Green heron, 1 Least Bittern,30+Mallards-many with broods, 30 Woodies including many young,1 BWTeal w/5 young, 1 N.Shoveler w/9 small young(not a misprint!!),10+ young Hooded Mergs, 5 Killdeer, 1 Least Sandpiper, 1 Gr.Yellowlegs, 3 Lesser Yellowlegs, 12 Short-billed Dowitcher(adults still in breeding plumage), 3 Belted Kingfishers, 2 RTHawks, 15+ Dickcissels(1 young being fed by female+other adults carrying food), 6 Bobolinks(3m+3f) in loose flock- not showing any evidence of breeding, 6+ Grasshopper Sp., 5 Savannahs, 1 Henslow's sparrow, 6 Willow flys, and 6 C Yellowthroats.
The breeding Shovelers are not a total surprise as a pair has been present all spring and summer, but it is an extremely rare inland breeding record for Ohio.It's amazing what happens in good habitat.

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Date: 7/10/00 1900-2000
Location: Spring Valley Wildlife Area
Reporter: Ron Kolde
Other Birders:

2 Least Bitterns (1 seen,another heard),singing Swamp Sparrow,green and great blue herons,2 Barred owls calling.Also green-eyed man-eating flies.

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Date: July 9, 2000
Location: Miami Whitewater Wetlands
Reporter: Jeff Rowe
Other Birders: Andy Bess

Went to see the Dickcissels and got one surprise and one possible surprise. Andy and I stumbled into a flock of Bobolinks (10 - 12) half and half male/female. They were near the bat house along the farm road. On the way out, we spotted a Cuckoo in the field. Upon closer look, there was not yellow mandible and the tail was not heavily spotted. Andy got a photo and we'll wait to see the curve of the beak and eye ring before calling this a Black Billed Cuckoo.

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Date: July 9, 2000
Location: Miami Whitewater Wetlands
Reporter: Mike Busam
Other Birders: Jack Busam

5 dickcissel, 9 grasshopper sparrows.

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Date: 7/7/2000 11:15 AM-1:00 PM
Location: East Fork State Park, Clermont Co., OH
Reporter: Neill Cade
Other Birders: Hank Armstrong, Vic Fazio, Don Sanders, Bill Whan

No sign of the Mississippi Kite. Hank, Vic, Don, and Bill had been looking since early this morning. I checked (and re-checked) all the areas that the bird had previously been sighted, as well as the boat ramp and much of the campground area. I fear that the bird may have moved on with the cold front that passed through late yesterday.

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Date: 07/07/00
Location: East Fork - Kite update
Reporter: David A. Brinkman
Other Birders: m. obs.

Six other birders and I searched this AM to no avail for the aforementioned Mississippi Kite. I was in the field from 8:30 am to 9:40 am and the other birders were still there when I left.

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Date: 7/4/00
Location: winton woods
Reporter: jim scott
Other Birders:

5:45 am behind the ranger station 4 black crowned night herons 1 blue heron.at first there were only 2 crowned that suddenly flew around with each other then went there separate ways but as one was flying east toward winton road it was joined by 2 more in flight,they flew a couple of circles and then all 3 landes on the same branch right over a blue heron that i didnt realize was there.agitated by there presence he flew across to the trail about 200 yards to my left.

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Date: 07-03-00
Location: Miami Whitewater Forest / Bowles Woods area
Reporter: Lester Peyton
Other Birders: Mike Busam

I heard a Yellow-bellied Sapsucker calling while bird banding this morning. The bird called numerous times.

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Date: 7/6/00
Location: East Fork State Park: Mississippi Kite
Reporter: Jay G. Lehman
Other Birders: Hank Armstrong, Peggy Gatch

For those interested in what time of day to be there, based upon this morning's observations.

I arrived at 6:15 - 6:30 am. First saw the kite flying at 8:30 am south of the horseman's parking lot along the main, north entry road on the right (west) side heading toward the lake. South is toward the lake. The bird disappeared. Then found it again on the west side at about 9:00 am. farther north toward the horseman's parking lot just before I met Peggy and then Hank. The bird then flew to a dead tree with lots of small branches quite close to the road (again on the west side) and remained quite visible and close to the road until about 10:00 am. Hank and I took a number of photos, and hope that they turn out OK. The kite then zoomed down from it's perch and disappeared, apparently into the woods.

Hank and I left about 10:00 am.

Note: Somtimes the bird disappears into the wooded area to the right (west) of the entry road and just at the brink where the road declines steeply to the north boat ramp. Plan on spending some time looking and waiting...but why should I tell you that about birding!!??

Also, crows were scolding the kite early, when I first saw it flying at 8:30 am.

Hank, not all jays were harrassing the kite. This one did not...but I did get excited. :>) :>)

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Date: July 6, 2000
Location: East Fork SP
Reporter: Hank Armstrong
Other Birders: Peggy Gatch, Jay Lehman

The Mississippi Kite was again seen this morning from the road in the area where Bill Stanley first observed it. The bird was being harrass by Blue Jays and would fly to other trees and then hide in the tree line near the road where it drops down to the lake.

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Date: July 5th
Location: East Fork Horseman's 615-705
Reporter: Bob Foppe
Other Birders: Mr. and Mrs. Renfrow

When I arrived to find Mr. and Mrs. Renfrow in the Horseman's parking lot on the north side of East Fork they were pointing toward what I assumed was the bird and it was. For the 50 mins the bird was pirched in the area behind the parking lot. It flew several times and would disappear down low then pop back up on a perch. That is until I left, the bird hadn't come back up after about 10 mins. Frank took many picture of the bird. Other birds were a YB Chat and Prarie Warblers.

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Date: 7/5/2000 4:15-5:45 PM
Location: East Fork State Park, Clermont Co., OH
Reporter: Neill Cade
Other Birders: Jason Cade

Missed the Mississippi Kite! Jason and I scoured the North Shore area, checking all snags both large and small. We even tooled over to the dam in case Mister Missing Mississippi Kite kited in that direction. Nope!

One big consolation in snag-watching was the Olive-sided Flycatcher that we spotted on the left side of the road about .2 mile before the horse trailer parking area. Add to that a Sharp-shinned Hawk flying overhead near the RT 32 exit from I-275, and we really had nothing (much) to complain about.

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Date: July 5, 2000
Location: East Fork State Park North Side
Reporter: Bill Stanley
Other Birders:

Mississippi Kite

Bird was seen at 11:35 AM sitting on the left side of a dead tree. To find the area go to the Afton (North side) entrance of East Fork State Park. Continue past the road to the camping area and past the parking area for horse trailers on the left. Watch the open areas on the right. The Kite was seen 300 ft to the right off the road on the left side of a tall dead tree. The tree is located 500 ft or more from the crest of the hill leading down to the lake. Hank Armstrong found the bird sitting in a dead snag located 500 ft behind the horsemans parking lot. This was about 2:30 pm.

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Date: 4/16/99
Location: Mt. Carmel
Reporter: Bill Poole
Other Birders:

Piliated Woodpecker

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Date: July 2, 2000
Location: Gilmore Ponds
Reporter: Mike Busam
Other Birders:

5 great egret, 1 great blue heron, 1 yellow-billed cuckoo, goldfinch on a nest, 2 spotted sandpiper, peewee, orchard orioles 10+, 2 yb chat.

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Date: 7/1/2000 11:00 AM -12:15 PM
Location: Oxbow, Dearborn Co., IN
Reporter: Neill Cade
Other Birders: None

Long-leeged waders are starting to congregate at the Oxbow. No cormorants yet, and very few raptors, but swallows seem to be staging. A Blue-winged Teal was the only unexpected guest.

Great Blue Heron 19, Great Egret 10, Green Heron 3, Turkey Vulture 12, Canada Goose 7, Wood Duck 5, Mallard 2, Blue-winged Teal 1, American Kestrel 1, Killdeer 9, Mourning Dove 15, Yellow-billed Cuckoo 1, Chimney Swift 25, Belted Kingfisher 1, Red-bellied Woodpecker 2, Downy Woodpecker 6, Northern Flicker 8, Acadian Flycatcher 2, Willow Flycatcher 1, Eastern Kingbird 5, White-eyed Vireo 1, Warbling Vireo 20, Red-eyed Vireo 6, Blue Jay 3, American Crow 8, Horned Lark 1, Purple Martin 8, Tree Swallow 30, Northern Rough-winged Swallow 18, Cliff Swallow 14, Barn Swallow 10, Carolina Chickadee 8, Tufted Titmouse 4, White-breasted Nuthatch 1, Carolina Wren 4, House Wren 6, Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 3, Eastern Bluebird 1, American Robin 50, Gray Catbird 5, Northern Mockingbird 3, European Starling 25, Yellow Warbler 2, Prothonotary Warbler 2, Common Yellowthroat 14, Field Sparrow 6, Song Sparrow 20, Northern Cardinal 10, Indigo Bunting 16, Red-winged Blackbird 15, Common Grackle 40, Brown-headed Cowbird 6, American Goldfinch 6, House Sparrow 10.

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Date: 7/1/2000 8:00-10:45 AM
Location: Shawnee Lookout, Hamilton Co., OH
Reporter: Neill Cade
Other Birders: None

The Elizabethtown bridge is once again hosting a large colony of Cliff Swallows. A number of birds may be seen and heard all along Lawrenceburg Rd. from US 50, past the E-town bridge, and to the boat ramp at the main entrance to Shawnee Lookout. The boat ramp held Prothonotary Warbler, Northern Parula, and 3 Summer Tanagers. Rose breasted Grosbeaks were squeaking at the fringe of the Indian Village pullout, and the remaining birds were at Tomahawk Knob and on the Fort trail.

Great Blue Heron 1, Black Vulture 2, Turkey Vulture 7, Canada Goose 8, Wood Duck 3, Mallard 3, Northern Bobwhite 1, Killdeer 4, Rock Dove 8, Mourning Dove 5, Yellow-billed Cuckoo 1, Ruby-throated Hummingbird 2, Red-bellied Woodpecker 8, Downy Woodpecker 2, Pileated Woodpecker 1, Eastern Wood-Pewee 6, Acadian Flycatcher 1, Eastern Phoebe 3, Eastern Kingbird 1, White-eyed Vireo 2, Yellow-throated Vireo 1, Warbling Vireo 3, Red-eyed Vireo 12, 1, Blue Jay 4, American Crow 15, Purple Martin 4, Tree Swallow 5, Northern Rough-winged Swallow 8, Bank Swallow 1, Cliff Swallow 100, Barn Swallow 6, Carolina Chickadee 12, Tufted Titmouse 3, White-breasted Nuthatch 4, Carolina Wren 6, 2, House Wren 3, Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 2, Eastern Bluebird 2, Wood Thrush 20, American Robin 15, Northern Mockingbird 2, Brown Thrasher 1, European Starling 30, Cedar Waxwing 5, Blue-winged Warbler 1, Northern Parula 2, Yellow Warbler 2, Cerulean Warbler 10, Prothonotary Warbler 3, Yellow-breasted Chat 2, Summer Tanager 4, Scarlet Tanager 5, Eastern Towhee 7, Chipping Sparrow 5, Field Sparrow 2, Northern Cardinal 10, Rose-breasted Grosbeak 2, Indigo Bunting 4, Red-winged Blackbird 6, Eastern Meadowlark 6, Common Grackle 15, Brown-headed Cowbird 9, Orchard Oriole 1, Baltimore Oriole 6, House Finch 3, American Goldfinch 6, House Sparrow 25.

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Date: July 1, 2000
Location: Hamilton Riverside Natural Area
Reporter: Mike Busam
Other Birders:

2 dickcissel (singing males), 1 prothonotary warbler, 1 great egret, 1 black-crowned night heron, 6 great blue heron, 1 yellow-billed cuckoo. Field sparrows, song sparros, indigo buntings, tree swallows, rough-winged swallows: numerous. 1 barn swallow. 1 kestrel.

The dickcissel are the first I've seen at Riverside in three years.

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