Audubon Society of Ohio
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Date: Saturday, October 31, 2015

Location: East Fork south beach

Reporter: Donald Morse

Other observers: Helen Riedel

I forgot about the CBC field trip, but I couldn’t make it early anyways.  I stopped by mid day to find 3 Franklin’s Gulls on beach, 1 Osprey remaining, 9 Common Loons and a surprise Snow Bunting on the beach.  It was in the middle of the beach very close to the dead fish line.


Date: Saturday, October 31, 2015

Location: Hueston Woods

Reporter: Andrew Cannizzaro

Other observers:

~12 Bonaparte’s Gulls were present on the beach, with a group of ring-billed gulls.

Other birds of note were:
5-6 Ruddy Ducks out on the lake
7-8 Buffleheads
and a large group of kettling Turkey/Black Vultures


Date: Friday, October 30, 2015

Location: East Fork SP south beach

Reporter: Donald Morse

Other observers:

2 Franklin’s Gulls on beach.  Nothing else of note, very quite and dead.


Date: Thursday, October 29, 2015

Location: Fernald

Reporter: Paul Miles

Other observers:

I saw numerous red tails at long range. At about 4:30 PM two northern harriers appeared and one came close.  Turkey vultures and American Wigeons flew by and before I left I saw American Coots, a Mute Swan, and Mallards on Lodge Pond.  Hawk sightings were at the overlook.

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Date: Thursday, October 29, 2015

Location: Fernald

Reporter: Jordan West

Other observers:

Red tail vs Northern Harrier brief arial battle

A new Mute Swan in Lodge Pond

Barred Owl in pines

1 Great Blue Heron

100+ Coots

7 Northern Pintails

10 American Wigeon

Wood Duck pair

15 Ringnecks

7 Killdeer

1 Kingfisher

 

 

 

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Date: Sunday, October 25, 2015

Location: Backyard

Reporter: Ted Ellwood

Other observers:

3 Juncos. FOS


Date: Monday, October 26, 2015

Location: East Fork SP south beach

Reporter: Donald Morse

Other observers: 3

Of note:  1 Greater Yellowlegs, 1 Least SP, at least 3 Osprey remain (some fishing off beach), eagles after coots early, 4 American Pipits, Horned Larks, 2 Common Loons, Horned Grebes, Scaup flock, Ruddy Ducks


Date: Sunday, October 25, 2015

Location: Legendary Run, Pierce Township

Reporter: Jack Stenger

Other observers: Jay Stenger

There were 85+ Pine Siskins in the evergreens and sweet gums surrounding the Legendary Run Community Center:

3601 West Legendary Run Drive

They were moving around a lot, but were conspicuous, approachable, and in the area for the entire hour we were present. There were 2 groups of ~40 birds and a few smaller flocks.

 


Date: Sunday, October 25, 2015

Location: Oxbow, Lost Bridge. Shawnee Lookout

Reporter: Gary stegner

Other observers: 14 Oxbow Bird Walk Participants

By my count we ended up with 43 species.  Highlights were bald eagles (6), osprey, peregrine falcons, red-tailed,  Cooper’s and sharp-shinned hawks, kingfishers, green heron, pipit, northern shoveler, horned lark, yellow bellied sapsucker, gc kinglet, palm warbler, yr warbler, Lincoln’s, swamp, song and white crowned sparrows.

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Date: Sunday, October 25, 2015

Location: East Fork SP south beach

Reporter: Donald Morse

Other observers:

Of note:  1 Osprey, eagles, 1 Sanderling, 1 Least SP, 4 American Pipits on beach.


Date: Sunday, October 25, 2015

Location: Ellis Lake Wetlands

Reporter: Andrew Cannizzaro

Other observers: Several other birders

The Leconte’s Sparrow is still present at Ellis, we were able to get amazing looks at it, in the second/third group of cattails behind the groups of willows in the middle of the field (to the left of the parking lot). The Sedge Wren is also continuing in the same location we viewed the Leconte’s at. We also got decent looks at a Nelson’s Sparrow closer to the group of willows! It was amazing seeing all three birds in such a close proximity! Also present were a fair amount of Savannah/Swamp sparrows, 2 Lesser Yellowlegs, and a Coyote.

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Date: Saturday, October 24, 2015

Location: North Avondale

Reporter: Walt Woolfolk

Other observers:

Eight to ten redwing blackbirds at feeder — eating peanuts, safflower, suet (out of sunflower today!) and calling.


Date: Saturday, October 24, 2015

Location: Price Hill Backyard

Reporter: John Hines

Other observers:

6 FOS juncos


Date: Saturday, October 24, 2015

Location: Cincinnati Nature Center

Reporter: William McGill

Other observers: Ginny , Jim,Dennis, and the Brown brothers.

CNC  bird hike: Canada Geese, red Shouldered Hawk(heard after walk behind visitor center) Yellow bellied Sapsucker,Downy,Hairy, Red Bellied,Northern Flicker, A female Pileated (or is it pronounced Pileated!) Northern Flicker, Redwing Blackbirds, Cowbirds, Song Sparrow, Field Sparrow, white throated sparrows singing(Oh sweet Canada!) one chipping sparrow with a changing red cap, house finch, American goldfinch, ruby crowned kinglet (at least 3!) golden crowned kinglet, towhees, American crow, Blue jay, Northern Cardinal, Tufted Titmouse, Chickadees,  one brown creeper ,Dark eyed Juncos (Slate colored ) eastern bluebird (appeared when Ken Brown spoke him into sight!) Mourning doves, 1Palm warbler and lots of yellow -rumpled warblers.

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Date: Saturday, October 24, 2015

Location: Ellis Lake

Reporter: Jonathan Frodge

Other observers: Les Houser

We arrived around 8 and birded until 11 this morning, focusing on sparrows and field birds. The previously reported Sedge Wren showed nicely in the willow clump northwest of the parking area. We also located, and got several good looks at, a Nelson’s Sparrow further west along the drainage ditch where there are sporadic cattails. This was further past the willow clump described by Jay as the location of the Le Conte’s, which we did not have the luck to see today. Other sparrows included: Song, Savannah, Lincoln’s, Field, White-throated, & White-crowned.


Date: Friday, October 23, 2015

Location: Treaty Line Road

Reporter: Les Houser

Other observers:

This is not my sighting, but a friend of mine Gene Dennis just texted me from Treaty Line Road and the Hudsonian Godwit was still present at 11:10 am.


Date: Thursday, October 22, 2015

Location: Treaty Line Road

Reporter: Les Houser

Other observers: Steve and Jeanne Weddle

I arrived at the mudflats along County Line Road at about 4 pm. Hundreds of Ring-billed, Bonapartes Gulls, and Killdeer were everywhere. 8 Sandhill Cranes were also present. After about 5 minutes I was able to re-locate the Hudsonian Godwit as it feed along the edge of mud. An immature Bald Eagle flushed a majority of the birds and was able to note the dark linings of the underwings. I continued to observe the bird till I left at 5:20 pm. You’ll need a spotting scope, as this bird was far out in the water.


Date: Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Location: Ellis Lake

Reporter: Jay Lehman

Other observers:

LeConte’s Sparrow seen at 8:30 am by Laura Keene and her neighbor John Mulkie (Lifer for John) at same location in willows way out in the field west of Firebird Lane.  Also present at 9:30 am by Chris Collins at same location.  Cross posting from Facebook Ohio Rare Bird Alert and Cincinnati Birders.

Given these reports, it is likely that the LeConte’s Sparrow reported by Andrew Cannizzaro is a different bird.

In addition, Monday afternoon, 10/19, at 3:00-3:30 pm, I had a very light colored ammodramus sparrow with an orange supercillium along the wet muddy swale to the west of the north south swale on the west side of Firebird Lane but east of the willows.  Thought it was a LeConte’s Sparrow but it lacked the distinct white medium crown stripe that is obvious on the LeConte’s Sparrow seen in the west side of the willows to the west.  Very likely this was a juvenile, some of which are known to migrate in juvenal plumage which does not include the distinctly white medium crown strip.

Source: James D Rising and David D Beadle, The Sparrows of the United States and Canada


Date: Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Location: Ellis Lake

Reporter: Jay Lehman

Other observers:

LeConte’s Sparrow was seen and photographed at close range at about 9:00 am at the same location as reported by Steve Pellikan and Mike Busam on Sunday 10/18 in eBird.  The LeConte’s Sparrow was still present at this location at 11:00 am as the three of us birded our way back to Firebird Lane.  To reach the willows, follow the birder/deer trail down the west bank of the circle and along the west side of the wet muddy swale north and then west to the willows.  A Sedge Wren was seen and photographed along the ditch west of the willows.  This is a cross post from Facebook Ohio RRe Bird Alert and Cincinnati Birders.

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Date: Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Location: Brookville Lake, Treaty Line Rd.

Reporter: Susan & Linda Osterhage

Other observers:

Hudsonian Godwit still present at 1:00 this afternoon, along with 1 Buff-breasted Sandpiper, 10 Sandhill Cranes, 5 Dunlin, 2 Franklin’s Gulls, lots of Bonaparte’s and Ring-billed Gulls, DC Cormorants, GB Herons, Great Egrets, 2 Bald Eagles, 1 Red-tailed Hawk, and lots of Killdeer. Scope is needed to see the Godwit.


Date: Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Location: Brookville Lake – Treaty Line Rd

Reporter: Brian Wulker

Other observers: Dave Russell

Dave Russell just called to tell me there’s a HUDSONIAN GODWIT on the Treaty Line Rd mudflats at the north end of Brookville lake.  Multiple Franklin’s Gulls also present.


Date: Monday, October 19, 2015

Location: Fernald Preserve

Reporter: Jeff Davis

Other observers:

Spent 10 minutes watching a standoff between a doe and a bobcat.  The doe was on the west side of main road near the lodge pond, the bobcat on the east side.   Sorry no photos.  When I opened the door to my truck to get my camera, the bobcat moved across the road into some vegetation.  The deer, with its tail raised, very cautiously followed the bobcat until it was out of sight.  I never saw a fawn but suspect the doe was protecting one.

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Date: Monday, October 19, 2015

Location: Ellis Lake Wetlands

Reporter: Andrew Cannizzaro

Other observers:

I was able to locate the LECONTE’S SPARROW that was reported here yesterday by Mike Busam and Steve Pelikan on ebird. I was able to get two brief, but sufficient, looks at it in a group of cattails in around the end of the trail that goes around the lake.


Date: Monday, October 19, 2015

Location: Home near Newtonsville, OH

Reporter: Jo Johnstone

Other observers: Dave Johnstone

We got our first Pine Siskins yesterday and today they number 12 so far.


Date: Sunday, October 18, 2015

Location: Gilmore Ponds

Reporter: Paul Carlson

Other observers:

1 Great Egret

4 Great Blue Herons

Yellow-rumped Warblers

White-crowned Sparrow

White-throated Sparrow


Date: Sunday, October 18, 2015

Location: Fernald

Reporter: Jordan West

Other observers:

6 Wilsons Snipe

2 Great Blue Heron

2 Red Tailed Hawks

2 Female Northern Harrier

10+ Turkey Vultures

20+ Coots

8 Northern Shoveler

2 Ring Necked Ducks

1 Female Wood Duck

7 Northern Pintail

3 Eastern Meadowlark

3 Killdeer

1 Semipalmated Plover

1 Kingfisher

 

 

 


Date: Sunday, October 18, 2015

Location: Mason backyard

Reporter: stephanie johantges

Other observers:

We’ve seen a tufted titmouse in our yard a couple of times now. This is the first time in the 15 years in this house that we’ve seen one (old farm land). The blue jays and Cooper’s hawks are returning too.


Date: Saturday, October 17, 2015

Location: East Fork SP south beach

Reporter: Donald Morse

Other observers: 7 others

Of note:  2 Dulin on beach with Least SP.


Date: Friday, October 16, 2015

Location: East Fork SP south beach

Reporter: Donald Morse

Other observers: Doug Day, Rob Edelen

The Franklin’s Gull came and went early.  Also, 1 Greater Yellowlegs, Bonaparte’s, Herring Gulls, FOS 3 Horned Grebes, BW Teal.  The eagles put on a nice show – both adults and immatures.  Ospreys remain.  Horned Lark flyovers.  Ruby-crowned Kinglet, flock of Swamp Sparrows at west treeline.


Date: Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Location: Caesar Creek SP beach

Reporter: Allan Claybon

Other observers:

1 Franklin’s Gull, 2 adult Herring Gulls, 70 Ring-billed Gulls, 2 Killdeers, and 3 Turkey Vultures. 2 PM.


Date: Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Location: East Fork SP South beach

Reporter: Donald Morse

Other observers: Rob Edelen

Of note:  The 1 Franklin’s Gull was present on beach until 10am at which time it spiraled up and to the NW and did not return.  7 Blue-winged Teal, eagles, ospreys, coots, Ruddy Ducks, Pied-billed grebes, 1 flyover Great Egret (don’t see them much here).


Date: Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Location: New Richmond yard

Reporter: Tracy Brewer

Other observers:

The Yellow-throated Warbler that has been coming to my window feeders all year is still coming in.
I saw two Rose-breasted Grosbeaks ( male and female ) at the feeders also.
Cedar Waxwings eating the Pokeweed berries in my yard.
I still have at least 3 Hummingbirds at my feeders….

 


Date: Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Location: East Fork SP south beach

Reporter: Donald Morse

Other observers: Rob Edelen

1 Franklin’s Gull with gulls on beach this morning.


Date: Monday, October 12, 2015

Location: East Fork SP south beach

Reporter: Donald Morse

Other observers:

After everyone left this morning, as I was getting ready to leave at around 1:30p, I spotted a FOS Common Loon flying out high over the lake.  It circled and flew west when I lost sight of it.


Date: Sunday, October 11, 2015

Location: Miami Whitewater Wetlands

Reporter: Ned Keller

Other observers: Bird Club Field Trip

The focus of our trip was sparrows, and although we didn’t find any orange ones, we did find a ten species, including an Ammodramus sp. (possibly Henslow’s), plus Field, White-crowned, White-throated, Savannah, Song, several Lincoln’s and Swamp, plus Dark-eyed Junco and Eastern Towhee. Other passerines of interest included a Hermit Thrush, several Ruby-crowned Kinglets, lingering Tree Swallows along with a single Rough-winged, a Yellow-billed Cuckoo, well over a hundred Yellow-rumped Warblers, plus a Common Yellowthroat and a few Palm Warblers.

There was a little more water in the main pool than we often find this time of year, enough to hold Green-winged Teal and Black Ducks along with the usual Mallards and Canada Geese. There were also fairly extensive mudflats, but apart from a couple of dozen Killdeer, the only shorebirds were 2 Pectoral Sandpipers, 5 Wilson’s Snipe, 2 Greater Yellowlegs and a Lesser Yellowlegs.


Date: Sunday, October 11, 2015

Location: Glenwood Gardens Park

Reporter: Mark Otten

Other observers: Dianne Oten

1 female golden-crowned kinglet

1 female American redstart

2 (maybe 3) common yellowthroat

Song sparrow

Tree sparrow

American goldfinch

6 Northern flicker

2 Eastern towhee


Date: Saturday, October 10, 2015

Location: Fernald

Reporter: Paul Carlson

Other observers:

Walked entire Hickory Trail.

Cooper’s Hawk

Belted Kingfisher

Black Vulture

immature Bald Eagle

Broad-winged Hawk

Great Horned Owl

Red-tailed Hawk

Indigo Bunting

Field Sparrow

Lots of White-throated Sparrows

House Finch

Cedar Waxwing

Eastern Towhee

Pileated, Downy, Hairy, Red-bellied Woodpecker

Northern Flicker

Lots of Bluejays

Pine Warbler

Eastern Meadowlark

Tennessee Warbler

Brown Thrasher


Date: Saturday, October 10, 2015

Location: Lost Bridge

Reporter: Kathi Hutton

Other observers:

After attending Brian’s walk at Fernald, I dropped down to Lost Bridge to find 10 White-rumped Sandpipers (my 300th Ohio bird), 2 Lesser Yellowlegs, and at least 25 Killdeer.
Also 1 Osprey, 2 imnmature Bald Eagles.


Date: Saturday, October 3, 2015

Location: Glenwood Gardens Park

Reporter: Mark Otten

Other observers: Dianne Otten

Black-throated green warbler

8 turkeys

Sharp-shined hawk

At least 3 gray catbird

20 – 30 American goldfinch


Date: Saturday, October 10, 2015

Location: Fernald

Reporter: Brian Wulker

Other observers:

Highlights from today’s sparrow program at Fernald:

Grasshopper Sparrow  1
Nelson’s Sparrow  2 – out of public access
Field Sparrow  6
White-crowned Sparrow  2
Savannah Sparrow  12
Song Sparrow  25
Swamp Sparrow  10
Eastern Towhee  3

Canada Goose  21
Wood Duck  8
Gadwall  2
American Wigeon  3
Mallard  30
Blue-winged Teal  6
Green-winged Teal  14
Ring-necked Duck  8
Northern Harrier  2
Sharp-shinned Hawk  1
Cooper’s Hawk  1
American Coot  20
Sedge Wren  1
Marsh Wren  3
Common Yellowthroat  1
Palm Warbler  1
Yellow-rumped Warbler  5
Pine Siskin  3

 


Date: Saturday, October 10, 2015

Location: Miami Whitewater Wetland

Reporter: Donald Martin

Other observers: Rodney Crice

Arrived at 8:00 AM and stayed until about 11:00.  Birds of note observed:

Lincoln’s Sparrow – 12 appx.

Swamp Sparrow – several dozen

White-throated Sparrow – 4

Nelson’s Sparrow – 1 (Photos obtained)

 


Date: Friday, October 9, 2015

Location: Lawrenceburg Road/Lost Bridge

Reporter: Jeff Rowe

Other observers:

There were at least 5 White-rumped , one Buff-breasted,  1 Stilt Sandpipers, 5 Lesser Yellowlegs, and at least 1 Rusty Blackbird on the sandbar under the bridge this morning.  I also saw 1 Osprey and 2 Bald Eagles fishing the river.


Date: Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Location: Lost bridge on river

Reporter: Frank Frick

Other observers:

The shore birds seem to have moved from the top soil pit to the river over the past few days. Seen today 1 stilt sandpiper, 1 Dunlin, 12 white-rumped sandpipers, 1 buff-breasted sandpiper, 2 pectoral sandpipers, 4 lesser yellowlegs, 3 greater yellowlegs, 1 wilsons snipe, many killdeer


Date: Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Location: Bass Island

Reporter: mark bogosian

Other observers:

There was a late Warbler bonanza here this AM: Blackburnian, Black and White, Bay-breasted, Magnolia, Nashville, and Black-throated Green, mostly in Hackberry trees.


Date: Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Location: East Fork SP south beach

Reporter: Donald Morse

Other observers: Roger Hickey, Alex Eberts, Rob Edelen, Jay Lehman and others

The Red Phalarope found by Allan Claybon was later refound by Roger Hickey this evening.  It was out a ways on the water, scope useful.  Right (east) side of the beach.  The 2 juv. LBB gulls were still present as well.

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Date: Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Location: Backyard – Madeira

Reporter: Jonathan Frodge

Other observers:

We’ve had some good luck with owls in the neighborhood lately. Last night was the first E. Screech Owl we’ve had. It was giving two or three ‘whinny’s’ followed by the tremolo, and repeated this chorus several times before going silent at about 4 a.m. this morning.


Date: Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Location: Felicity

Reporter: Kathi Hutton

Other observers:

1 juvenile/female Ruby-throated Hummingbird at my feeder this morning.


Date: Monday, October 5, 2015

Location: East Fork State Park Horseman’s Parking Lot

Reporter: Linda Romine

Other observers: None

Ocola Skipper observed nectaring on New England aster at northwest corner of parking lot.  It was very fresh and field marks readily observable: extra long forewing with small, whitish spots near apex, and narrow whitish band on hindwing, plus lighter veins noticeable.  This is a rare southern immigrant to Ohio.


Date: Monday, October 5, 2015

Location: East Fork SP south beach

Reporter: Donald Morse

Other observers:

I went to check out the massive fish kill and found that there are actually TWO  juv. Lesser Black-backed Gulls on the beach.

Pic here:  https://www.flickr.com/photos/53481458@N00/21790122339/

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Date: Monday, October 5, 2015

Location: East Fork south beach

Reporter: Donald Morse

Other observers: Not my sighting

Another birder photographed a juvenile Lesser-black Backed Gull this morning.  This would make the 4th seen here since August of this year.


Date: Sunday, October 4, 2015

Location: Sharonville

Reporter: Jim Terlinden

Other observers:

1 female hummingbird at feeder.


Date: Saturday, October 24, 2015

Location: Oxbow, Lawrenceburg

Reporter: Jon Seymour

Other observers: Great Outdoor Weekend group

We had 3 Osprey, 1 Peregrine Falcon, 65 Great Egrets, 30+ Great Blue Heron, 2 Black Crowned Night Heron, 15 Double Crested Cormorants, 12 Wood Duck, and 1 American Avocet


Date: Sunday, October 4, 2015

Location: Lost Bridge

Reporter: Jay Lehman

Other observers:

2 White-rumped still present.  3 Lesser Yellowlegs, 4 Killdeer.  South side of bridge near west side toward Elixabethtown near rocks and brick-brack.  At first hard to see standing still at about 3:30.  Feeding when I left at about 4:00 and could easily see the elongated primaries beyond tail tip and white rump.


Date: Sunday, October 4, 2015

Location: East Fork State Park

Reporter: Steve Bobonick

Other observers: (6) Audubon of Ohio field trip participants

Species seen or heard: Double-created Cormorant, Great Blue Heron, Canada Goose, Turkey Vulture, Black Vulture, Bald Eagle, Sharp-shinned Hawk, Cooper’s Hawk, Red-shouldered Hawk, Red-tailed Hawk, Wild Turkey, Killdeer, Ring-billed Gull, Herring Gull, Forster’s Tern, Mourning Dove, Red-bellied Woodpecker, Downy Woodpecker, Hairy Woodpecker, Pileated Woodpecker, Northern Flicker, Eastern Wood-pewee, Easten Phoebe, Empid. Flycatcher species, Blue Jay, American Crow, Carolina Chickadee, Tufted Titmouse, White-breasted Nuthatch, Eastern Bluebird, Cedar Waxwing, Tennessee Warbler, Nashville Warbler, Yellow-rumped Warbler, Black-throated Green Warbler, Yellow-throated Warbler, Eastern Towhee, Chipping Sparrow, Field Sparrow, Song Sparrow, Northern Cardinal, House Finch, American Goldfinch. 43 Species


Date: Sunday, October 4, 2015

Location: Lost bridge

Reporter: Frank Frick

Other observers:

From bridge one dunlin, one stilt sandpiper, five lesser yellowlegs, two white-rumped sandpipers, two semipalmated plovers, lots of killdeer. seen at around 11am.


Date: Sunday, October 4, 2015

Location: Caesar Creek Beach

Reporter: Paul Carlson

Other observers:

Large group of Ring-billed gulls at the beach. Also at beach:

1 Sanderling

2 Forster’s Terns

1 Least Sandpiper

Herring Gull

Killdeer

1 Large Black Vulture sitting by the gulls


Date: Sunday, October 4, 2015

Location: Gilmore Ponds

Reporter: Andrew Cannizzaro

Other observers:

Gilmore was basically swimming in bird activity this morning!! The most interesting of which was 7+ Yellow-bellied Sapsuckers, which were moving through the area near the parking lot! Also of note was two White-rumped Sandpipers feeding with a group of pectoral sandpipers in the area next to the egret rookery.

Other birds observed were:
12 Green-winged Teal
11 Wood Ducks
1 Pied-billed Grebe
6 Double-Crested Cormorants
21 Great Blue Herons
34 Great Egrets
1 Green Heron
2 Black-crowned Night-Herons
1 Sharp-shinned Hawk
2 Cooper’s Hawk
31 Killdeer
3 Semipalmated Plovers
1 Spotted Sandpiper
1 Solitary Sandpiper
2 Greater Yellowlegs
6 Least Sandpipers
11 Pectoral Sandpipers
3 Semipalmated Sandpipers
1 Wilson’s Snipe
1 Eastern Wood-Pewee
1 Tufted Titmouse
4 Gray Catbirds
2 Brown Thrashers
4 Cedar Waxwings
1 Magnolia Warbler
2 Yellow Warblers
1 Yellow-rumped Warbler
1 Scarlet Tanager
and 2 Rose-breasted Grosbeaks

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Date: Friday, October 2, 2015

Location: Spring Grove Cemetery

Reporter: Brian Wulker

Other observers:

Highlights this morning included 14 species of warblers, 5 Blue-headed Vireos, 5 species of thrush, Winter Wren, both kinglets, Yellow-bellied Sapsuckers, White-throated Sparrow and a small flock of 5 Pine Siskins (sections 30/18).  It appears that many of the birds that dropped in with the last front are still around. Most of the activity was in the woodlot, section 52/53, and along geyser lake.

Canada Goose  3
Mallard  8
Double-crested Cormorant  1  –  flyover.
Great Blue Heron  1
Red-tailed Hawk  1
Mourning Dove  5
Chimney Swift  13
Red-bellied Woodpecker  7
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker  2
Downy Woodpecker  7
Hairy Woodpecker  1
Northern Flicker  3
Pileated Woodpecker  1
Eastern Wood-Pewee  5
Blue-headed Vireo  5
Red-eyed Vireo  1
Blue Jay  27
American Crow  4
Carolina Chickadee  33
Tufted Titmouse  19
White-breasted Nuthatch  6
Brown Creeper  1
Winter Wren  1
Carolina Wren  1
Golden-crowned Kinglet  12
Ruby-crowned Kinglet  4
Veery  1
Gray-cheeked Thrush  1
Swainson’s Thrush  6
Wood Thrush  1
American Robin  10
Gray Catbird  3
Brown Thrasher  1
Northern Mockingbird  1
European Starling  50
Cedar Waxwing  4
Tennessee Warbler  4
Nashville Warbler  3
American Redstart  7
Cape May Warbler  3
Northern Parula  2
Magnolia Warbler  5
Bay-breasted Warbler  6
Blackburnian Warbler  1
Blackpoll Warbler  4
Black-throated Blue Warbler  2
Palm Warbler  3
Pine Warbler  2
Yellow-rumped Warbler  26
Black-throated Green Warbler  10
warbler sp. (Parulidae sp.)  6
Chipping Sparrow  20
White-throated Sparrow  1
Song Sparrow  2
Eastern Towhee  2
Northern Cardinal  11
Rose-breasted Grosbeak  5
House Finch  6
Pine Siskin  5  –  sections 30/18 across the road from geyser lake.
American Goldfinch  8


Date: Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Location: Burnet Woods

Reporter: Jack Stenger

Other observers:

At 4 p.m. I walked the same route that I did in the morning, albeit in 30 minutes.  Songbird activity had slowed substantially but there were still a lot of migrants around. Interestingly, I didn’t have any Northern Flickers! This is surprising since I had 55 in the morning. These birds were mainly streaming low over the treetops (all to the south), but also loafing in the tops of dead trees. Although flickers are mainly nocturnal migrants, they sometimes migrate during the day. I think that a bunch of flickers were grounded during last night’s fallout, but instead of remaining like the songbirds, they kept on going after daybreak.

On neat thing I forgot to mention about the fallout yesterday was that most of the songbirds were foraging very low because of the strong winds.