Audubon Society of Ohio
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Date: Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Location: East Fork SP south beach

Reporter: Donald Morse

Other observers:

Of note:  2 Forster’s Terns, 1 Bonaparte’s Gull, 2 Spotted SPs.


Date: Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Location: Gilmore Ponds

Reporter: Andrew Cannizzaro

Other observers:

After being like a lake for most of the year, the body of water near the rookery has finally partially drained, providing some pretty decent shorebird habitat. As such it was a host to a large number of individual birds, including:

~79 Great Egrets (The largest number I have ever seen here!!)
25 Great Blue Herons
200 assorted mallards and other ducks
~50 Double-crested Cormorants
22 Killdeer
3 Lesser Yellowlegs
2 Solitary Sandpipers
7 Least Sandpipers
4 Pectoral Sandpipers
2 Semiplamated Sandpipers
~12 peep spp.
2 Wilson’s Snipe
and 1 Semipalmated Plover


Date: Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Location: Fernald

Reporter: Brian Wulker

Other observers:

This morning was a pretty busy migrant morning at Fernald as well.  The mix was a little different,  but some of the numbers were pretty impressive (maybe not as impressive as 55 Northern Flickers though!)

Canada Goose  40
Wood Duck  14
Gadwall  2
Mallard  35
Blue-winged Teal  17
Northern Shoveler  3
Green-winged Teal  9
Pied-billed Grebe  6
Great Blue Heron  2
Black Vulture  1
Turkey Vulture  5
Northern Harrier  1
Sharp-shinned Hawk  1
Cooper’s Hawk  2
Bald Eagle  1
Red-tailed Hawk  2
American Coot  20
Killdeer  6
Greater Yellowlegs  2
Lesser Yellowlegs  2
Mourning Dove  20
Yellow-billed Cuckoo  1
Chimney Swift  7
Belted Kingfisher  1
Red-bellied Woodpecker  3
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker  2
Downy Woodpecker  6
Northern Flicker  5
Pileated Woodpecker  1
American Kestrel  2
Eastern Wood-Pewee  1
Eastern Phoebe  4
White-eyed Vireo  2
Red-eyed Vireo  1
Blue Jay  65     many flyovers
American Crow  7
Northern Rough-winged Swallow  100
Tree Swallow  40
Carolina Chickadee  19
Tufted Titmouse  13
White-breasted Nuthatch  6
Carolina Wren  2
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher  1
Swainson’s Thrush  2
American Robin  12
Gray Catbird  5
Brown Thrasher  1
Northern Mockingbird  1
European Starling  60
Cedar Waxwing  25
Tennessee Warbler  25
Orange-crowned Warbler  1
Nashville Warbler  15
Common Yellowthroat  12
American Redstart  4
Northern Parula  1
Magnolia Warbler  20
Bay-breasted Warbler  2
Blackpoll Warbler  2
Bay-breasted/Blackpoll Warbler  3
Palm Warbler  5
Yellow-rumped Warbler  15
Field Sparrow  10
Song Sparrow  10
Swamp Sparrow  2
Eastern Towhee  6
Northern Cardinal  7
Indigo Bunting  11
Eastern Meadowlark  6
American Goldfinch  18


Date: Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Location: Burnet Woods

Reporter: Jack Stenger

Other observers: Ryan Jorgensen for part

As I mentioned in the last post, Burnet Woods was teeming with migrants today.  I spent from 8:00 – 10:25 there and had 16 species of warblers, with high numbers of certain species. While migrants were scattered throughout the park, most of these birds were in a few spots – mainly around the pond and “prairie” areas. The birds that stole the show were an estimated 65 Common Yellowthroats and 55 Northern Flickers. A Golden-winged Warbler was also very unusual for this late in the season. All the numbers below are conservative estimates. I imagine I saw many more individuals, but it is challenging to count in chaotic mixed species flocks, so these are the minimal estimates. Full list (52 species):

Mallard  1
Turkey Vulture  1
Osprey  1     (flyover)
Red-tailed Hawk  1
Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon)  1
Mourning Dove  1
Belted Kingfisher  1
Red-bellied Woodpecker  4
Downy Woodpecker  3
Northern Flicker  55
Eastern Wood-Pewee  5
Blue-headed Vireo  2
Red-eyed Vireo  1
Blue Jay  8
Carolina Chickadee  15
Tufted Titmouse  4
White-breasted Nuthatch  1
House Wren  1
Carolina Wren  6
Ruby-crowned Kinglet  2
Gray-cheeked Thrush  7
Swainson’s Thrush  21
Wood Thrush  1
American Robin  25
Gray Catbird  12
Brown Thrasher  1
European Starling  5
Ovenbird  4
Golden-winged Warbler
Black-and-white Warbler  4
Tennessee Warbler  14
Nashville Warbler  6
Common Yellowthroat  65
American Redstart  1
Cape May Warbler  1
Northern Parula  2
Magnolia Warbler  10
Bay-breasted Warbler  8
Chestnut-sided Warbler  3
Blackpoll Warbler  15
Palm Warbler  1
Yellow-rumped Warbler  1
Black-throated Green Warbler  7
White-throated Sparrow  3
Song Sparrow  6
Lincoln’s Sparrow  1
Scarlet Tanager  1
Northern Cardinal  12
Rose-breasted Grosbeak  5
House Finch  2
American Goldfinch  14
House Sparrow  10


Date: Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Location: Burnet Woods

Reporter: Jack Stenger

Other observers:

There is a migrant fallout at Burnet. Migrants are swarming in some areas. I am there now and will report details later. It’s a once in a year type of movement; a great morning to skip work.


Date: Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Location: East Fork South Beach

Reporter: Donald Morse

Other observers:

Of note:  2 Least SPs, 7 Common Terns, assorted Ospreys, 1 imm Bald Eagle, ~100 Blue-winged Teal on lake.


Date: Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Location: Yard in Lawrenceburg, IN

Reporter: Susan & Linda Osterhage

Other observers:

Here’s a short video of some of the visitors we’ve had so far this fall at our birdbaths/dripper/mister. We’ve also had a Blackburnian and Black and White Warbler, but were unable to get any pictures or video.


Date: Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Location: Montclair Blvd. – Rt. 28 Milford east of 275

Reporter: Jonathan Frodge

Other observers:

On my way to work this morning I noticed a Snow Goose had joined the numerous Canada Geese that hang in the soccer fields near what used to be the Rave Cinema location.


Date: Sunday, September 27, 2015

Location: Morrow, Ohio

Reporter: Jenny Gandert

Other observers: Mardi (my sister)

I saw two ruby-throated hummingbirds both Saturday and Sunday. I managed a photo of one of them, but haven’t seen any yet this evening. This is the latest I have ever recorded them here.

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Date: Sunday, September 27, 2015

Location: French Park

Reporter: Paul Carlson

Other observers:

All of the birds posted where located close together.

1 female Rose-breasted Grosbeak

Wilson’s Warbler

Tennessee Warbler

Magnolia Warbler

several Nashville Warblers

Black and White Warbler

American Redstart male and female

 


Date: Sunday, September 27, 2015

Location: Crooked Run Nature Preserve

Reporter: Kathi Hutton

Other observers:

9am-1pm; 40 species
This is the first time I have seen a Yellow-bellied Flycatcher at Crooked Run and the second time for Blue-headed Vireo. The warblers, except for the Common Yellowthroats, and the Scarlet Tanager were all at the entrance gate on my way out. I counted 74 Blue Jays – they were moving in groups, including one flock of 30+ headed down river.

Canada Goose
Turkey Vulture
Osprey
Red-shouldered Hawk
Red-tailed Hawk

Mourning Dove
Red-bellied Woodpecker
Downy Woodpecker
Northern Flicker
Yellow-bellied Flycatcher

Eastern Phoebe
White-eyed Vireo
Blue-headed Vireo
Blue Jay
American Crow

Carolina Chickadee
Tufted Titmouse
White-breasted Nuthatch
Carolina Wren
Swainson’s Thrush

Gray Catbird
Brown Thrasher
Northern Mockingbird
European Starling
Cedar Waxwing

Black-and-white Warbler
Tennessee Warbler
Common Yellowthroat
Magnolia Warbler
Bay-breasted Warbler
Blackburnian Warbler
Black-throated Green Warbler

Song Sparrow
Eastern Towhee
Scarlet Tanager
Northern Cardinal
Indigo Bunting

Red-winged Blackbird
Brown-headed Cowbird
American Goldfinch


Date: Saturday, September 26, 2015

Location: EcOhio Farm

Reporter: Ethan Rising

Other observers: Tyler Ficker, Bill McGill, the OYB Club

On Saturday the 26th, the Ohio Young Birders Club took a trip to the relatively new EcOhio Farm in Warren County. I had never been there, and I’m convinced that this will be a promising birding location in the near future. Here’s some highlights:

 

2 Common Yellowthroat

3 Savannah Sparrows

2 Lincoln’s Sparrow

1 Sedge Wren!

We heard this bird first, then saw it just a few feet away! We saw a fading fleshy gape, so our explanation for it being so tame is that it was a young bird. We saw it between the marsh and the plant-growing area. Brian Jorg, Manager of Horticulture for the Cincinnati Zoo, said he had been hearing these birds off and on this summer. While we can’t be sure about it, this bird may very well have hatched at this location.

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Date: Saturday, September 26, 2015

Location: Main Street, Over-the-Rhine

Reporter: Jonathan Frodge

Other observers:

Saturday morning at the extreme north end of Main I had a calling Kestrel land on a building near our (organic) community garden. I’ve suspected there are resident Kestrels in this area for some time based on multiple sightings at this location and the old SCPA building over some years. I find it interesting that we likely have urban nesting Kestrel whole our rural populations have shown such declines, due to changes in agricultural practices and prevalent use of use pesticides. I also had a Catbird, likely a migrant.


Date: Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Location: Otto Armleder

Reporter: Jordan West

Other observers:

1 Barred Owl

1 Green Heron

2 Great Blue Heron

7 Killdeer

1 Semipalmated Plover

1 Kingfisher

A lot of Red Bellied, Hairy and Downy woodpeckers

 


Date: Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Location: can someone ID a warbler I shot this morning ? picture on flickr.com/photos/z3birder

Reporter: Mark Evans

Other observers:

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Date: Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Location: Fernald

Reporter: Jordan West

Other observers:

1 Northern Harrier

1 Red Tailed Hawk

2 American Kestrels (male and female)

3 Great Blue Heron

12 American Coots

1 Indigo Bunting

1 Northern Flicker

1 Eastern Phoebe

2 Meadowlarks

5 Killdeer


Date: Monday, September 21, 2015

Location: East Fork State Park south beach

Reporter: Kathi Hutton

Other observers:

Trying again to add a photo (still don’t have the hang of the new setting)

My so-called “Orange-crowned Warbler” turned out to be a HY Yellow Warbler instead. Sorry for the momentary excitement.

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Date: Monday, September 21, 2015

Location: East Fork State Park, south beach

Reporter: Kathi Hutton

Other observers:

9am-11am: 1 Sanderling, many Killdeer, 2 Osprey, 1 Bald Eagle, about 100 Ring-billed Gulls (no terns), at least 50 Cedar Waxwings, and a nice feeding flock of warblers in the trees at the west end of the beach. I am sure of at least 5 Cape May, ranging from dull to very bright, 3 Pine, 2 Bay-breasted, 1 Blackpoll, 1 Wilson’s, 1 Tennessee, 1 Magnolia. I am pretty sure that I had an Orange-crowned, too. Checking with the photographers to see if they got a confirmatory photo.

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Date: Sunday, September 20, 2015

Location: East Fork South Beach

Reporter: Donald Morse

Other observers: Many throughout the morning

Of note:  Flyover American Golden Plover – called repeatedly, headed east and never landed at daybreak.  1 Forster’s Tern which was briefly chased by a Black Tern, but the Black Tern did not land and took off. 1 Least SP. Also had a Savannah Sparrow in the weeds at west beach.  Had a American Pipit flyover early at beach.  Warblers too.  Nothing was cooperative photo wise.


Date: Saturday, September 19, 2015

Location: Lost Bridge

Reporter: Donald Martin

Other observers: Rodney Crice

In sky pool: Black-bellied Plover (1) and Stilt Sandpiper (1).

In river below bridge: Stilt Sandpiper (1), Buff-breasted Sandpiper (1), Pectoral Sandpiper (5), Greater Yellowlegs (1), Lesser Yellowlegs (1), Least Sandpiper (2), Killdeer (many).

Two immature Bald Eagles.


Date: Thursday, September 10, 2015

Location: Fernald Preserve

Reporter: Marianne Gorman

Other observers: Mike Gorman

2 Northern Harriers at Lodge Pond @ 3:15pm Thursday.

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Date: Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Location: Madeira – home

Reporter: Jonathan Frodge

Other observers:

Incidental sighting – Last night was the first Barred Owl I’ve heard in our neighborhood in over three years. There are several Great Horned Owls that are local and favor our backyard and vicinity, but never any Barred. Additionally, the owl was giving a modified call, distinctly Barred but not the usual syllables and slightly off in cadence. I wonder if this was a young bird learning the territory and practicing its vocals…


Date: Saturday, September 12, 2015

Location: East Fork Beach

Reporter: Dave Ackerman

Other observers:

Headed out to East Fork hoping for some shorebirds on their way south. Not too busy but there was a Least Sandpiper and a Semi-palmated Plover hanging out together.

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Date: Monday, September 14, 2015

Location: East Fork

Reporter: Jordan West

Other observers:

Great Day at East Fork  11AM-4PM

1 Red Headed Woodpecker, first ever for me.

2 Adult Bald Eagles

5  Osprey

2 Great Blue Heron

7 Cormorant

50+ Ring Billed Gulls

5 Herring Gull

1 Fosters Tern

1 Sanderling

1 Juvenile Semipalmated Plover

8 Turkey Vultures

1 Black Vulture

2 Carolina Wren

Numerous Cardinals, Red Bellied and Downy Woodpeckers


Date: Sunday, September 13, 2015

Location: Lost Bridge

Reporter: John & Leigh Dovel

Other observers:

Spotted a fall juvenile American Golden Plover at the near edge of the forward pond along Lawrenceburg Road this afternoon about 2:30.

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0BxmtskRNoGKGWWxkVGRmWTAtUUU/view?usp=sharing

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Date: Sunday, September 13, 2015

Location: Magrish

Reporter: Ethan Rising

Other observers: Liz Rising

My mom and I birded Magrish today between 5 and 5:30 PM. It was pretty slow, but there were a few pockets of good birds. The highlights:

1 Canada Warbler-foraging low

1 Amercian Redstart-female/young male, also low

Large group of Cedar Waxwings

2 Yellow-billed Cuckoos-right past the parking lot to the right of the overlook area. They foraged for about a minute, then just sat in the trees and did nothing, providing us great views.


Date: Sunday, September 13, 2015

Location: East Fork South Beach

Reporter: Donald Morse

Other observers:

Of note:  2 Sanderlings have joined the Semipalmated Plover and Least SP on the beach.  Two off leash dogs and people had them constantly moving about the beach.  1 Common and 1 Forster’s Tern also.  The LBBGs were not around.  2:30pm was there when I left.

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Date: Saturday, September 12, 2015

Location: East Fork South Beach – PM

Reporter: Donald Morse

Other observers: Rob Edelen, Eric Burkholder, Kirk Westendorf

2 Lesser Black-backed Gulls came in after the storms.  They were still there when I left at 7:30 ish.  One is an adult and one is a juvenile.  I asked for help on the juvenile gull and others agree that it is a LBBG.  The younger gull followed the adult the whole time.

Photos at :  https://flic.kr/p/yxjYmS

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Date: Saturday, September 12, 2015

Location: Minor Clark Fish Hatchery

Reporter: Brian Wulker

Other observers: 11 Bird Club Participants

The Cincinnati Bird Club birded Minor Clark Fish Hatchery today, located just outside of Morehead Kentucky. Our best bird was this immature Ruddy Turnstone. Other birds seen here and in the area include:

1 Northern Pintail
3 Blue-winged Teal
8 Great Egret
11 Great Blue Heron
8 Green Heron
5 Semipalmated Plover
25+ Killdeer
2 Solitary Sandpiper
1 Lesser Yellowlegs
1 Ruddy Turnstone
4 Least Sandpiper
3 Pectoral Sandpiper
3 Osprey
1 Bald Eagle
1 Tennessee Warbler
1 American Redstart
1 Northern Parula
1 Magnolia Warbler
1 Chestnut-sided Warbler
and several more expected resident species.

Ruddy Turnstone

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Date: Saturday, September 12, 2015

Location: South Clermont County backyard near river

Reporter: fran kidd

Other observers:

We STILL have first year rose breasted grosbeaks at our feeders! We have had them for years in our backyard but they have never stayed past early August.


Date: Friday, September 11, 2015

Location: East Fork South Beach

Reporter: Donald Morse

Other observers: Kathi Hutton, Bill and Phoebe Stanley, Debbie Kaylor, Kevin Mahoney

Lots of movement at the beach this evening.

AMERICAN AVOCET 1 with gulls, also had Forster’s and Common Terns early, 1 Merlin that flushed everything, 1  Peregrine Falcon, 3 Bald Eagles, 4+ Osprey, 1 Lesser Yellowlegs, 2 Least sp, 1 Semipalmated Plover, 3 Wood Ducks as I was leaving, also had 4 Blue-winged Teal that I forgot about.

The avocet was still there at 8pm when I left.

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Date: Friday, September 11, 2015

Location: East Fork south beach

Reporter: Kathi Hutton

Other observers:

Per Don Morse:
AMERICAN AVOCET on the beach at 5:45pm


Date: Thursday, September 10, 2015

Location: East Fork South Beach

Reporter: Donald Morse

Other observers:

1 Semipalmated Plover, 2 Least SP, ~7 Common Terns, 2 Forster’s Tern, 1 Caspian Tern, Osprey, 2 Bald Eagle at 2pm.  The higher than normal water level is keeping things slow shorebird wise.


Date: Thursday, September 10, 2015

Location: Fernald

Reporter: Brian Wulker

Other observers:

Some warblers observed this morning:

1 Tennessee Warbler

3 Common Yellowthroat

10 American Redstart

4 Magnolia Warbler

3 Bay-breasted Warbler

3 Chestnut-sided Warbler

2 Blackpoll Warbler

2 Black-throated Green Warbler

3 Warbler sp.

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Date: Thursday, September 10, 2015

Location: Burnet Woods

Reporter: Michael Doucet

Other observers: Sara Barnes

Some warbler sightings between 9-1030am:

2 Black-and-white

2 Wilson’s

1 Canada

2 Magnolia


Date: Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Location: Lost Bridge

Reporter: Jack Stenger

Other observers:

This evening at Lost Bridge I saw an immature cormorant that could **possibly** be a Neotropic Cormorant. Emphasis on the possibly. I saw it on the back left shore of the second mud pit south of Lawrenceburg Rd. It was standing next to a Double-crested Cormorant and was noticeably smaller (~20%), slimmer and darker, with perhaps a slightly longer tail (proportionately). I could not resolve any details of the gular patch or supraloral area to confirm the ID either way –  it was too far. Around 6 p.m. this bird and the DCCO it was with flew south towards the Oxbow. I spent an hour at the Oxbow later in the evening and did not relocate this bird amidst the 157 roosting Double-crested Cormorants.

Most of the shorebirds here were at the front of the second pond and obstructed by the dirt isthmus. Every few minutes the birds would fly and the Black-bellied Plover and 2 Sanderlings were easy to pick out.

 


Date: Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Location: Lost Bridge

Reporter: Jack Stenger

Other observers:

Black-bellied Plover on mud pit along with 2 Sanderlings.


Date: Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Location: Burnet Woods

Reporter: Jack Stenger

Other observers: Sara Barnes, Rob Tunison

We spent 8:00 – 10:00 at Burnet this morning and were rewarded with some neat migrants: Marsh Wren, Golden-winged Warbler, and Canada Warbler. Full list below.

Mourning Dove  3
Chimney Swift  25
Ruby-throated Hummingbird  2
Red-bellied Woodpecker  3
Downy Woodpecker  2
Hairy Woodpecker  1
Eastern Wood-Pewee  7
Empidonax sp.  1
Red-eyed Vireo  1
Carolina Chickadee  17
Tufted Titmouse  5
White-breasted Nuthatch  7
Marsh Wren  1
Carolina Wren  2
Swainson’s Thrush  2
American Robin  25
Gray Catbird  4
European Starling  10
Cedar Waxwing  4
Golden-winged Warbler  1
Black-and-white Warbler  2
American Redstart  8
Magnolia Warbler  2
Pine Warbler  1
Yellow-throated Warbler  2
Canada Warbler  1
Song Sparrow  2
Summer Tanager  1
Scarlet Tanager  1
Northern Cardinal  15
American Goldfinch  7


Date: Monday, September 7, 2015

Location: Pine Hills Lake / Corwin M Nixon Park – Mason, OH

Reporter: stephanie johantges

Other observers: Aric Johantges

Today we saw the Great Horned Owl!! Also several warblers, Northern Parula, American Redstart (female), Wilson’s Warbler (thanks to Cornell’s photo ID for identifying this one) and I’m pretty sure a Worm Eating Warbler. A flock of Cedar Waxwings, a few Northern Flickers, a Belted Kingfisher, a Brown Thrasher, a few Grey Catbirds and tons of Blue Jays.

At Fernald on Friday we saw another flock of Waxwings and a Blackburnian Warbler.

Photo links below.

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Date: Monday, September 7, 2015

Location: Shawnee Lookout – Blue Jacket Trail

Reporter: Helen Wright-North

Other observers: Bill

Connecticut Warbler! Perfect diagnostic views before it went underground. Located at 12:30 pm before the first meadow by the Feathers in the Forest sign.

Other birds of interest: Philadelphia Vireo, Sharp-shinned hawk in full stoop, black-and-white warbler, Tennessee warbler, Redstart, and other usuals.


Date: Saturday, September 5, 2015

Location: Lost Bridge

Reporter: Ethan Rising

Other observers: Liz Rising

Buff-breasted Sandpiper still around today between 1:45 and 2:30. It was very cooperative and came very close. There could have been more of them besides the one near the road but I didn’t have time to look. Also of note, 1 Sanderling.

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Date: Saturday, September 5, 2015

Location: Mt. Airy Forest

Reporter: Jack Stenger

Other observers: Debbie Brockman, Susan Connor, Dave Edwards, Mark Gilsdorf, Dave Helm, Charlotte Lewis, Mary Meng, Lance, Miller, Chris Moran, Bill Stanley, Rob Tunison, Brian Wulker, Gale Wulker

This morning was the Cincinnati Bird Club’s first field trip of the autumn.

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We began our walk at 8 a.m. from Mt. Airy Arboretum and walked a 1.5 mile loop that connected with other trails in the north section of the park. The songbirding was fairly consistent throughout the morning with most activity in the arboretum. We saw 9 warbler species highlighted by a Golden-winged Warbler. Our complete group list, curated by Bill Stanley (thanks, Bill), is below.

Wild Turkey  9
Black Vulture  1
Turkey Vulture  8
Mourning Dove  10
Common Nighthawk  3
Chimney Swift  10
Ruby-throated Hummingbird  8
Red-bellied Woodpecker  15
Downy Woodpecker  12
Hairy Woodpecker  1
Northern Flicker (Yellow-shafted)  6
Pileated Woodpecker  2
Eastern Wood-Pewee  1
Eastern Phoebe  1
Warbling Vireo  1
Red-eyed Vireo  3
Blue Jay  10
American Crow  1
Carolina Chickadee  25
Tufted Titmouse  20
White-breasted Nuthatch (Eastern)  10
Carolina Wren  5
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher  1
Eastern Bluebird  3
Swainson’s Thrush  1
American Robin  20
Gray Catbird  1
Brown Thrasher  20
Northern Mockingbird  1
European Starling  1
Cedar Waxwing  50
Golden-winged Warbler  1
Black-and-white Warbler  1
Tennessee Warbler  5
American Redstart  2
Magnolia Warbler  3
Bay-breasted Warbler  1
Chestnut-sided Warbler  2
Blackpoll Warbler  2
Black-throated Green Warbler  3
Chipping Sparrow  11
Field Sparrow  1
Eastern Towhee  1
Scarlet Tanager  2
Northern Cardinal  20
Baltimore Oriole  1
House Finch  8
American Goldfinch  5


Date: Friday, September 4, 2015

Location: Mudflats at Lost Bridge

Reporter: Susan & Linda Osterhage

Other observers:

Several Buff-breasted Sandpipers still present. Went back several times throughout the day and was able to relocate at least one each time. Also saw 2 Lesser Yellowlegs, 3 Bairds Sandpipers, some peeps, Spotted Sandpipers, and lots of Killdeer, Great Blue Herons, and Great Egrets.

Buff-breasted Sandpiper

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Date: Friday, September 4, 2015

Location: A J Jolly Park Campbell Co., KY

Reporter: Frank Renfrow

Other observers:

Upper end of lake by Equestrian Campground: 3 Solitary Sandpipers, 2 Spotted Sandpipers, 1 Pectoral Sandpiper, 1 Lesser Yellowlegs, 6 Killdeer.  One Red-headed Woodpecker at the main campground.  I didn’t get to the Environmental center trail, so there may well have been more shorebirds, etc. there as the mudflat habitat there is probably good now.

 


Date: Friday, September 4, 2015

Location: Lost Bridge, Shawnee Lookout

Reporter: Brian Wulker

Other observers: Gale Wulker

Lost Bridge area: The earthmovers were moving earth all around the gravel pits this morning, so all if the birds were right up along the roadside, or on the tiny islands in the middle. A Buff-breasted Sandpiper was the main attraction working the mud right along the road.

Killdeer

1 Spotted Sandpiper

1 Solitary Sandpiper

5 Lesser Yellowlegs

1 Stilt Sandpiper

6 Baird’s Sandpipers – all juv

4 Least Sandpiper

1 Buff-breasted Sandpiper

5 Pectoral Sandpiper

1 Semipalmated Sandpiper

 

Shawnee Lookout had a few warbler flocks along the little turtle trail:

1 Black and White Warbler

12 Tennessee Warbler

1 Nashville Warbler

1 Common Yellowthroat

3 Northern Parula

1 Blackburnian Warbler

1 Wilson’s Warbler

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Date: Thursday, September 3, 2015

Location: Gilmore Ponds

Reporter: Andrew Cannizzaro

Other observers:

The area behind the railroad tracks has finally lost enough water to host some shorebirds, although it is pretty inaccessible (Only able to be viewed from the railroad tracks) I was able to see:

12+ Killdeer
2 Lesser Yellowlegs
3 Wilson’s Snipe
2 Least Sandpiper
~3 Peep spp.
and 1 BAIRD’S SANDPIPER!


Date: Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Location: Lost Bridge

Reporter: Brian Wulker

Other observers:

All birds on the new gravel pit/topsoil ponds.

3 Semipalmated Plover

27+ Killdeer

1 Spotted Sandpiper

1 Solitary Sandpiper

6 Lesser Yellowlegs

3 Stilt Sandpiper – all juveniles

5 Baird’s Sandpiper – continuing juveniles

7+ Least Sandpiper

1 Buff-breasted Sandpiper – far back shore. I ran into Frank Frick who said he had 4 this morning.

5 Pectoral Sandpiper – first couple bright juveniles I’ve seen this year

2 Semipalmated Sandpiper

6 Peep sp.


Date: Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Location: Withrow Nature Preserve, Hamilton County, Ohio

Reporter: Frank Renfrow

Other observers:

Fall warblers seem to be trickling through, one Magnolia Warbler halfway along the overlook trail where the planted white pines are holding out in the deciduous woods. Look for the planted pines, these are usually the best spots at Withrow Nature Preserve (and most other places) to find the warblers, (“native plant only” group thought persons be advised). One White-eyed Vireo still singing at field trail junction. The vireos (Warbling and Yellow-throated also) have also been hanging around the planted pines all summer, as have the Yellow-throated Warbler, Northern Parula and Hooded Warbler though none of these were heard or seen today.