Audubon Society of Ohio
The Cincinnati Chapter of National Audubon Society

Date: Thursday, August 25, 2016

Location: Otto Armleder Memorial Park

Reporter: Ric Payne

Other observers: Jack, Roger

Great Egret at retention pond at 8 AM.
Joined a 3 Egret flyover about 9 AM. The four of them were headed S/E toward the canoe launch.
Perching Red-tailed Hawk also at the pond.
Sharp-shinned calling from deep in a tree and was joined by another and they flew out and East toward the Bean Field.

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Date: Thursday, August 25, 2016

Location: East Fork State Park Williamsburg Wetland

Reporter: Bill Stanley

Other observers:

Snowy Egret with 3 great egrets. Details can be found here http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S31239340
There was also an Olive-sided Flycatcher on the way to the overlook.


Date: Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Location: Otto Armleder Memorial Park

Reporter: Ric Payne

Other observers: Janelle, Ruhikant

Great Egret feeding at the North Retention Pond at 11:30 AM.

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Date: Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Location: Shawnee Lookout Park

Reporter: Susan & Linda Osterhage

Other observers: Just Linda

Saw first of fall migrating warblers: Chestnut-sided and Tennessee. Also saw a Common Yellowthroat and a family of Northern Parulas, Cedar Waxwings, Blue-gray Gnatcatchers, about 8 Hummingbirds, and many other summer regulars.


Date: Sunday, August 21, 2016

Location: Shawnee Lookout Park

Reporter: Susan & Linda Osterhage

Other observers: Andy Bess part of the time

So what do we do when the birding is slow and in between seasons? We go out looking for butterflies. It was a really good day for that on Sunday. We went out in the morning and then again in the afternoon since it wasn’t too hot. We saw 19 different butterfly species including 2 or 3 Skippers that we’re still trying to positively id. And in the afternoon, with the help of Andy Bess, we rescued a soft-shell turtle that was trapped in a puddle in the recently flooded parking lot at the boat ramp. Complete butterfly list and some pics could be provided if interested.


Date: Monday, August 22, 2016

Location: Otto Armleder Memorial Park

Reporter: Ric Payne

Other observers: Karen N. late morning thru to afternnon.

August 18th a Sharp-shinned Hawk was setting in the low trees bordering the retention pond drive-way.
Got three shots. Took off giving Alarm Call.

August 22nd.
Early I had a Male American Kestrel on a snag overlooking the North Retention Pond.
First I’ve heard of since March.

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Joined and attacked by a Cooper’s Hawk.
We heard, but never saw, the Red-shoulder that has been calling there for days.

2 possibly 3 Green Herons early afternoon at the Retention Pond.
Canada Geese are back in force and on the Pond.
3 female Mallards hanging w/ them.

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Date: Monday, August 22, 2016

Location: Oxbow

Reporter: Jack Stenger

Other observers: Kate Ball

Heron numbers are building at the Oxbow.  The highlights from last night were 6 small white herons/egrets that were either immature Little Blue Herons or Snowy Egrets. Given the distance and fading light I couldn’t see the necessary details to confirm the ID.

Great Blue Heron  30
Great Egret  117
Little Blue Heron / Snowy Egret  6     (all immatures, one flock)
Green Heron  6
Black-crowned Night-Heron  7 (all adults tonight)
Double-crested Cormorant  58

Also 2 Common Nighthawks flew over.


Date: Sunday, August 21, 2016

Location: Pierce Township

Reporter: Heather Rockel

Other observers:

Osprey


Date: Saturday, August 20, 2016

Location: Lost Bridge

Reporter: Jack Stenger

Other observers:

All the rain has raised the water level in the Lost Bridge mud pits, which is good for shorebirds because they were close to drying out two weeks ago. The Great Miami is high so there isn’t much shorebird habitat on the sandbars. There’s been a consistent number of shorebirds here this fall, but nothing extraordinary. Last night the highlight was three HY Black Terns. Full list from a 30-minute stop in between showers:

Canada Goose  25
Mallard  10
Great Blue Heron  7
Semipalmated Plover  4
Killdeer  10
Least Sandpiper  35
Semipalmated Sandpiper  25
Greater Yellowlegs  3
Black Tern  3
Mourning Dove  10
Belted Kingfisher  1
Eastern Kingbird  1
American Crow  7
Horned Lark  35
Northern Rough-winged Swallow  6
European Starling  4
American Goldfinch  1


Date: Friday, August 19, 2016

Location: New Richmond yard

Reporter: Tracy Brewer

Other observers: None

I just heard a N. Bobwhite…close enough to sound like he was sitting on my front porch.
I have not heard or seen one of those around here for many years. He called several times…long enough so that I had time to record him.


Date: Saturday, August 13, 2016

Location: East Fork SP

Reporter: Brian Wulker

Other observers:

There was a Western Sandpiper on the South Beach Saturday morning with a few Leasts and Pectorals.

Western Sandpiper

Near the Williamsburg Wetland area, I found a pair of Royal River Cruisers:

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Date: Saturday, August 13, 2016

Location: Cincinnati Nature Center

Reporter: William McGill

Other observers: CNC bird hike.

7 brave birders beat the heat this morning. Highlight Immature Cooper’s hawk, 3 Ruby throated hummingbirds and heard only Black billed cuckoo! 35 total species.  Turkey vulture, Cooper’s hawk,Yellow billed cuckoo,Black billed cuckoo,Chimney swift, Ruby throated hummingbird,Belted kingfisher, Downy,Hairy,Red bellied, Pileated woodpecker,Peewee,Phoebe, Bluejay,Chickadee,Titmouse,White breasted nuthatch,Carolina wren,Gnatcatcher,Bluebird,Robin, Brown thrasher, Towhee, Chipping sparrow,Field and song sparrow, Cedar waxwing, Cardinal,Indigo bunting, Redwing blackbird, Grackle,Female Orchard oriole, House and Goldfinch.


Date: Saturday, August 13, 2016

Location: Gilmore Ponds

Reporter: Eric Burkholder

Other observers: Kirk Westendorf

Saw the immature White Ibis this morning between 7:10 and 7:30 a.m.  It was standing out in the mudflat near the heron rookery. It was not close to the  trees where the Great Egrets and Cormorants nested but about 100 yards to the right where there is another tree with nests. It was standing in the mudflat with some ducks, then the ducks flew back to a ditch under the tree with nests. The ibis followed.   We lost sight of the ibis in the ditch. Never saw it fly out of the area. More birders arrived after 7:30 but the ibis had not been refound when we left at 8:00 a.m. Got photos.


Date: Friday, August 12, 2016

Location: Lost Bridge

Reporter: Brian Wulker

Other observers: Jay Lehman, Frank Frick

1 juvenile Western Sandpiper was the highlight this evening. We watched it for some time before a Peregrine blasted through and took what appeared to be a Pectoral Sandpiper. Only a dozen or so birds returned after that, and the western was not seen.

8 Semipalmated Plover
30+ Killdeer
22 Least Sandpiper
16 Pectoral Sandpiper
7 Semipalmated Sandpiper
1 Western Sandpiper
1 Short-billed Dowitcher
3 Spotted Sandpiper
1 Solitary Sandpiper
1 Lesser Yellowlegs


Date: Friday, August 12, 2016

Location: Englewood MetroPark

Reporter: James Rettig

Other observers: 2 others

1 imm White Ibis, 2 L-B Herons, 2 S-B Dowitchers, 25+ Great Egrets, 25+ G-B Herons, 2 Green Herons, and mixed flock (200+) of Pectoral S, Least S, Semi-P Plover, Killdeer, Spotted S, Solitary S, et al. East Park area near disc golf.


Date: Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Location: Armleder Park

Reporter: Kirk Westendorf

Other observers:

1 Sedge Wren

Singing here 8/5, 8/8 and 8/10 in the middle of the field between the middle paved path and the northern mowed path.


Date: Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Location: Gilmore Ponds

Reporter: Brian Wulker

Other observers:

1 Immature White Ibis

This evening I had a flyby observation of the immature White Ibis originally reported on 8-7-16 by Jay Lehman to the Ohio Chase Birds Facebook page. It flew in from the Northeast, flew 3 loops around the mudflat at the heron rookery, and then left to the east. I could not re-locate it at “Big Pond” which is entirely dry, Ellis Lake, or the retention pond at the end of enterprise drive. Did not get a chance to check the eastern most pond at Gilmore, or north of the tracks… but I’m not sure either of these spots are holding water either. Its gotta be hanging out somewhere though!

White Ibis

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Date: Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Location: Fernald Preserve

Reporter: Brian Wulker

Other observers:

Just had my first fall migrant warbler for the year. A Northern Waterthrush popped up right in front of me today Fernald in a dense Buttonbush wetland. Throat streaking and chip note confirmed.


Date: Monday, August 8, 2016

Location: East Fork south beach

Reporter: Donald Morse

Other observers: 2

Of note:  1 Caspian Tern, 1 Black-bellied Plover, 2+ Least SPs, 1 Semipalmated SP, 1 Pectoral SP, Osprey, Bald Eagle.  The Plover took off east and did not return.  The Pectoral took off to the west and did not return.  Another birder obtained a photo of the plover in flight.


Date: Saturday, August 6, 2016

Location: Englewood Metro Park, Dayton, OH

Reporter: Neill Cade

Other observers: Jason Cade

Juvenile White Ibis seen at 3:30 PM from lake-side parking lot overlooking mud flat (southeast section of lake). Little Blue, Great Blue, and Green Herons along with a host of Great Egrets rounded out the wading bird party. Least, Pectoral, Semipalmated, and Solitary Sandpipers, Greater Yellowlegs, and scores of Killdeer were the only shorebirds present at that time. Common summer species were present in good numbers throughout the park. Heard-only birds included YB Cuckoos, Su Tanager, and Cedar Waxwings.


Date: Saturday, August 6, 2016

Location: East Fork Lake, South Beach

Reporter: Kevin Mahoney

Other observers:

American Avocet at beach with gulls from dawn til about 10:30.  Flew off when the beachcombers started arriving.

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Date: Saturday, August 6, 2016

Location: East Fork South Beach

Reporter: Donald Morse

Other observers: NOT MY SIGHTING

Just got a text from another birder that at appx 11am this morning, there was an American Avocet at East Fork south beach.


Date: Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Location: Backyard feeders, Pierce Township, Clermont

Reporter: fran kidd

Other observers: Fran and Richard Kidd

Haven’t seen any adults for several days now but today we had an immature rose breasted grosbeak at back feeder. Looks like they nested here again this year! Have had them every year to stay all summer, except one, for 16 years!