Audubon Society of Ohio
The Cincinnati Chapter of National Audubon Society

Date: Thursday, July 28, 2016

Location: East Fork south beach

Reporter: Donald Morse

Other observers:

Of note:  4 Short-billed Dowitchers, 2 Greater Yellowlegs, 2 Semipalmated Plovers, 2 Bald Eagles, 1 Osprey.  The dowitchers were in the grass with killdeer.  The dowitchers only were still there when I left at about 1pm.


Date: Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Location: Lost Bridge

Reporter: Jim Terlinden

Other observers: George Terlinden, Gary Stegner & Walt Seeds

In addition to the previously reported birds in the mud flats, we saw 2 Horned Larks, Great Blue Herons & Great Egrets.  From the bridge we saw 2 Green Herons, tree and cliff swallows, 1 Kingfisher, 2 Cormorants, numerous Great Blue Herons, 1 Red-Tailed Hawk, 1 Osprey and 1 immature Bald Eagle.


Date: Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Location: Price Hill, Cincinnati, OH

Reporter: Neill Cade

Other observers:

Sitting at a traffic light at 7:05 AM near Glenway & Gilsey, I heard a familiar nasal call, but couldn’t see the bird. A few blocks down, I saw 2 Common Nighthawks winging over the houses on Beech. Nice morning commute birds.


Date: Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Location: East Fork South Beach

Reporter: Donald Morse

Other observers: Mark Koller

We searched the beach area at East Fork this morning, but could not find the Stilt Sandpiper from yesterday. Did have 2 Black Terns come in and land on the beach briefly, and then they left not to return while we were there. 2 Spotted SPs and an Osprey flyover.

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Date: Monday, July 25, 2016

Location: Lost Bridge

Reporter: Brian Wulker

Other observers:

Good sized flock of shorebirds at Lost Bridge (and mud pit) this afternoon of the typical early species:

85 Killdeer
3 Semipalmated Plover
58 Pectoral Sandpiper
19 Least Sandpiper
2 Semipalmated Sandpiper
4 Spotted Sandpiper
4 Solitary Sandpiper
1 Lesser Yellowlegs


Date: Monday, July 25, 2016

Location: East Fork State Park south beach

Reporter: Donald Morse

Other observers:

Of note:  1 Stilt Sandpiper, 1 Pectoral Sandpiper, 1 Semipalmated Plover.  Early morning 7-9:30am


Date: Saturday, July 23, 2016

Location: Rocky Fork State Park. Bird Blind across the road from the camp ground

Reporter: Bill Stanley

Other observers: Tammie Stanley

Little Blue Heron This afternoon Tammie and I went to Rocky Fork to look for the Little Blue Heron that was reported there. It took some work, but we finally found it. Across the road from the campground we walked to the Belden Saur Memorial Bird Observation Station. From the blind we saw the bird on the far side of the water toward the lake. A scope was necessary to ID it. It might be easier to see using a kayak.


Date: Thursday, July 21, 2016

Location: Backyard, Pierce Township

Reporter: fran kidd

Other observers: Richard and Fran

We still have our rose breasted grosbeaks! No proof of nesting yet but we are watching.


Date: Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Location: Crooked Run State Nature Preserve & Chilo Lock 34 Park

Reporter: Suzanne Clingman

Other observers:

An immature common loon on Tuesday. I’ve never seen a loon this early. Has anyone seen them in our area in July? I first saw it near the mouth of the estuary where Crooked Run meets the Ohio River. It moved downriver along the preserve bank and I took some pictures at the boat ramp in the park later. Sorry but can’t seem to get my pictures to post here.

 


Date: Monday, July 18, 2016

Location: Lost Bridge

Reporter: Jack Stenger

Other observers:

There was a nice mix of shorebirds at the Lost Bridge mud-pit yesterday evening.

Semipalmated Plover  1
Killdeer  40
Solitary Sandpiper  5
Greater Yellowlegs  1
Lesser Yellowlegs  4
Least Sandpiper  24
Pectoral Sandpiper  6
Semipalmated Sandpiper  1


Date: Thursday, July 14, 2016

Location: Otto Armleder Park

Reporter: Ric Payne

Other observers:

In an update to Stanley’s June post.
There are 2 Red-headed Woodpeckers at the Canoe Launch.
They appear to be nesting across the river from the main entrance to the beach.
Observed, Videoed and Photographed them for 20 minutes,
They were feeding in the willow overhanging the beach immediately downriver from the yellow Canoe Exit sign.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/rnranimals/28227643201/in/dateposted/

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Date: Sunday, July 10, 2016

Location: Germantown Metropark, Silver Trail

Reporter: Ned Keller

Other observers: Kathy McDonald, Ann Geise

1 Sedge Wren in planted Prairie.


Date: Saturday, July 9, 2016

Location: Bergamo Center, near Dayton

Reporter: Ned Keller

Other observers: Midwest Native Plant Society conference

Southern immigrant butterflies – Sleepy Orange and Little Sulphur.


Date: Saturday, July 9, 2016

Location: CNC

Reporter: Steve Bobonick

Other observers:

Oops! On previous post the entry saying Ruby-Throated Woodpecker should obviously be Ruby-Throated Hummingbird!


Date: Saturday, July 9, 2016

Location: Cincinnati Nature Center

Reporter: Steve Bobonick

Other observers: (17) CNC Bird Walk participants

Mallard 1
Turkey Vulture 3
Mourning Dove 10
Ruby-throated Woodpecker 2
Red-bellied Woodpecker 3
Downy Woodpecker 4
Hairy Woodpecker 1
Eastern Wood-Pewee 2
Eastern Phoebe 1
Acadian Flycatcher 2
Red-eyed Vireo 1
Blue Jay 15
Carolina Chickadee 2
Tufted Titmouse 5
White-breasted Nuthatch 1
Carolina Wren 4
Eastern Bluebird 1
American Robin 20
Common Yellowthroat 1
Eastern Towhee 2
Chipping Sparrow 1
Field Sparrow 2
Song Sparrow 2
Northern Cardinal 10
Indigo Bunting 3
Red-winged Blackbird 12
Common Grackle 1
Brown-headed Cowbird 2
House Finch 25
American Goldfinch 1

TOTAL SPECIES: 30


Date: Thursday, July 7, 2016

Location: East Fork South Beach

Reporter: Donald Morse

Other observers:

Of note:  1 Forster’s Tern flying around and landing on buoys, 1 Osprey, 1 Least Sandpiper flying around that will not land.

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Date: Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Location: Greenbriar Rd. Batavia OH

Reporter: Amber Latham

Other observers:

This morning in a soybean field on Greenbriar, across from East Fork, I saw 2 female Turkeys with 15 babies.  Sorry I don’t know technical terms.  So ugly, so cute!

Also, need help identifying a bird with audio only recorded in VA.  Please see message I posted on message board.  Thanks!


Date: Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Location: Fernald

Reporter: Brian Wulker

Other observers:

Shorebirds around the margins of Weapons to Wetlands pond on Tuesday:

10+ Killdeer
3+ Spotted Sandpiper
3 Least Sandpiper
1 Greater Yellowlegs

The habitat here is not amazing, but is currently at a level that has attracted low numbers of common species in the past.


Date: Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Location: Spring Grove Cemetery, section 77

Reporter: Mike Busam

Other observers:

I heard a Summer Tanager calling in section 77 of Spring Grove last night. From 6 to 8 p.m. on Tuesdays, they open the cemetery for walkers and bike riders. It’s a pleasant evening.


Date: Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Location: Shawnee Lookout

Reporter: Paul Carlson

Other observers:

A list of summer residents found today.

2 Kentucky Warblers

1 Cerulean Warbler

1 Northern Parula

1 American Redstart

1 Ovenbird

1 Yellow-throated Warbler

1 Prothonotary Warbler

3 Yellow-breasted Chats

4 Common Yellowthroats

several White-eyed Vireos

2 Red-eyed Vireos

2 Warbling Vireos


Date: Monday, May 9, 2016

Location: Colerain Twp Cincinnati Ohio

Reporter: Tom Stettner

Other observers:

This is a 1st for us. An American Redstart. Beautiful!


Date: Sunday, July 3, 2016

Location: State rt 144 between Stewart Ohio, and State Rt 7.

Reporter: Ken Bowen

Other observers: Rose Bowen

Bald Eagle on state Rt 144 between Stewart and Route 7. Very clear sighting. No doubt.


Date: Saturday, July 2, 2016

Location: Mt Moriah Cemetery

Reporter: Eric Burkholder

Other observers:

Two Mississippi Kites were reported perched on the Mt Moriah Methodist Church Cross on Monday. The cemetery is behind the church. No Kites but the habitat looks good. Scattered tall trees with wide open spaces and enough dead trees around for perches. Saw quite a few dragonflies hunting the cemetery. Did see one Red-tailed Hawk and an adult Bald Eagle soaring high above Lowes.