Audubon Society of Ohio
The Cincinnati Chapter of National Audubon Society

Date: Thursday, June 30, 2016

Location: Armleder, 10-11 AM

Reporter: Stanley Hedeen

Other observers:

A dickcissel in the north field, two prothonotary warblers at the mouth of Duck Creek, a red-headed woodpecker fly-catching at the canoe launch, and 37 other species.


Date: Monday, June 27, 2016

Location: East Fork-Afton side

Reporter: Amber Latham

Other observers:

On a bike ride today, heard lots of Towhees, Wood Thrush, Peewees, and Field Sparrows.  Also saw many butterflies including Spicebush Swallowtail, Yellow Swallowtail, Zebra Swallowtail, and Great Spangled Frittilary.  I counted 15 Barn Swallow nests where I board my horse, each averages  5 babies.  That’s a lot of mosquito repellant!


Date: Saturday, June 25, 2016

Location: Twin Creek Preserve and Ellis Wetlands

Reporter: Paul Carlson

Other observers:

3 Spotted Sandpipers at Twin Creek in Sharonville. 1 GBH, 1 Blue Gray, 1 Eastern Phoebe, 1 Red-tailed Hawk, 2 Warbling Vireos. At Ellis I spotted 2 Great Egrets, 1 GBH, 2 Indigo Buntings, 1 Willow Flycatcher, 1 Cormorant, 1 Red-tailed Hawk, 2 Yellow Warblers, 1 Pileated Woodpecker, 1 Great Spangled Fritillary, 1 Black Swallowtail


Date: Thursday, June 23, 2016

Location: Otto Armleder Park

Reporter: Ric Payne

Other observers: Stan

2 Male Dickcissel in North Field by soccer field end of mowed path.

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Date: Sunday, June 19, 2016

Location: Armleder Park

Reporter: Kirk Westendorf

Other observers:

Some details on Sunday’s Mississippi Kite sighting. Bird circled without wingbeats for the 30 – 60 seconds that I saw it. Saw falcon like shape, gray head and black around eye. But tail was banded. My guess is some sort of immature bird that had roosted in trees at the north end of the park and was just flying off for the morning. What I saw just didn’t add up to any other species in my experience. Lost the bird while texting Eric and don’t know where it went.


Date: Sunday, June 19, 2016

Location: Fernald

Reporter: Paul Carlson

Other observers: Karen

A Blue Grosbeak just north of the blind, very good looks. 9 Dickcissels, 3 Kingbirds, 4 Yellow-throated Warblers,  1 Yellow-breasted Chat, 1 White-eyed Vireo, 2 Bluebirds, 3 GBH, 1 Eastern Wood Pewee, House Wren, Goldfinch, Tree Swallow, Common Yellowthroat, Indigo Bunting, 3 Waxwing, 1 Black Rat snake


Date: Sunday, June 19, 2016

Location: South 80 Trails Mariemont

Reporter: Eric Burkholder

Other observers:

Kirk and I found at least one of the adult Red-headed Woodpeckers that has  been reported there this Spring.  It was perching in some dead trees across the creek.


Date: Sunday, June 19, 2016

Location: Armleder

Reporter: Eric Burkholder

Other observers: Kirk Westendorf

Mississippi Kite seen at 11:00 a.m by North mowed path by Kirk Westendorf. Was reported on Tuesday on ebird.


Date: Saturday, June 18, 2016

Location: Miami Whitewater wetlands, Kilby Rd, Boone County Cliffs

Reporter: Jonathan Frodge

Other observers: Les Houser

Les Houser and I spent Saturday morning from 6a.m. to 1:30 p.m. birding these areas. I’ll give highlights only – MWW possible heard-only Sedge Wren, 4 singing Henslow’s Sparrows in the usual spot ~300-yards north of the marsh bird blind. Most unlikely bird was a very late male in alternate plumage, Ring-necked Duck. I haven’t checked when the males molt into eclipse but it was quite a surprise to see. Also a couple of young or female Hooded Mergansers were present in the open water.
We made a brief stop at Campbell Lakes but it was very quiet and the hopes for Grasshopper Sparrows could not be located.
Kilby Road gravel pits had 2 of the 4 hoped for species, and the singing Bell’s Vireo and dozen plus breeding Dickcissels were quickly located, however no Grasshopper or Lark Sparrows seemed to be present or at least conspicuous as we trolled the majority of the bottom area. Notably too, the debris that used to be down there is all removed and the southern half is scraped clean to the sand – possibly too homogenous of a landscape for the small number of lark sparrows which used to call that area home.
On a positive note the habitat at Bone Cliffs was beautiful as always and we found all the target species. It was quiet by the time we arrived after 11:30, but we managed to get Kentucky, Hooded, Worm-eating, Louisiana Waterthrush, Ovenbird, Yellow-billed Cuckoo, and Rose-breasted Grosbeak. This last species has been seen paired up at this location in past years and was heartening to find them again this year.


Date: Saturday, June 11, 2016

Location: Armleder

Reporter: Ric Payne

Other observers:

3 Female and 2 Male Blue Grosbeaks. Between Mile Marker ARM 0.9 and ARM 1.2 around North Field. Both sides of the path.
(Also Common Yellowthroat, Indigos M/F/1st and 2nd year, Nesting RW Blackbirds and low perching Chats)
Many sightings of Grosbeaks on mowed path from the retention pond.
Dozens of Cedar Waxwings at the north side of the retention pond…. 3-12′ up usually. They have been hanging there for over a week.
2 GB Herons (one is resident), F Wood Duck and 3 ducklings…. 2 F’s this day.
Nesting Pair of Eastern Kingbirds and BG Gnatcatchers north end of pond.
11 different Dragonflies!


Date: Sunday, June 12, 2016

Location: Horseman’s parking lot East Fork SP North

Reporter: Donald Morse

Other observers: NOT MY SIGHTING

Another birder has photographed a Mississippi Kite at the East Fork State Park north horseman’s parking lot just now. It is still in the area per Ohio Rare Bird Alert FB page.

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Date: Saturday, June 11, 2016

Location: Fernald

Reporter: Paul Carlson

Other observers:

2 Dickcissels, 1 near the visitor center, and the other by the blind. 1 Northern Bobwhite crossing the road near lodge pond. Also

Yellow-throated Warbler

Common Yellowthroat

White-eyed Vireo

Northern Flicker

Eastern Meadowlark

Eastern Phoebe

Willow Flycatcher

Kingbird

Indigo Bunting

Orchard Oriole

Field Sparrow

Song Sparrow

GBH

Red-tailed Hawk

Killdeer

2 Brown Thrashers near parking lot

Northern Mockingbird

Eastern Wood Pewee

House Wren

Catbird

Goldfinch

Also for spice, Monarch, Hackberry, Great Spangled Fritillary, Eastern Comma, and several dragonflies and damsels.


Date: Sunday, June 5, 2016

Location: East Fork Slade Rd.

Reporter: Donald Morse

Other observers: 1

Found 3+ Grasshopper Sparrows at two pull offs on Slade Rd. today at East Fork. The first pull off on the right as you come down the hill had at least two birds right next to the parking lot singing. Stopped by the model airplane pull off to find at least another. There was also a Blue Grosbeak at the first and last (spill way) pull offs as well as other places along the rd.

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