Audubon Society of Ohio
The Cincinnati Chapter of National Audubon Society

Date: Friday, July 28, 2017

Location: Lost Bridge

Reporter: Brian Wulker

Other observers:

The cold front set up just to our south this morning made for some good shorebirds at Lost Bridge. I made 2 stops around 8:30 and 11:30 with a few more birds later in the morning.

6 Semipalmated Plover
12+ Killdeer
1 Stilt Sandpiper
1 Sanderling
31 Least Sandpiper
10 Semipalmated Sandpiper
14 Pectoral Sandpiper
5 Short-billed Dowitcher
13+ Spotted Sandpiper
1 Solitary Sandpiper
4 Lesser Yellowlegs

Pretty nice collection for July!

Date: Thursday, July 20, 2017

Location: Lost Bridge

Reporter: Brian Wulker

Other observers:

20+ Killdeer
1 Semipalmated Plover
10 Spotted Sandpiper
8 Pectoral Sandpiper
1 Semipalmated Sandpiper

Date: Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Location: Australian bird guide needed

Reporter: James Rettig

Other observers: none

All, I have an opportunity to go to Australia and need a bird guide. I have contacted the Australian bird club and no takers.

Can anyone give me a name or two who may be able to assist me?

Many thanks for any response. Jim Rettig

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Date: Sunday, July 16, 2017

Location: Kelley Nature Preserve

Reporter: Paul Carlson

Other observers:

1 Northern Parula

1 Yellow-billed Cuckcoo

3 Carolina Wrens

3 Titmouse

1 E Towhee

3 Goldfinch

2 Carolina Chickadee

3 Indigo Bunting

1 Meadow Fritillary

Hemaris diffinis, the snowberry clearwing feeding on Bee Balm in the open field.

1 Red-spotted Purple

1 Silver-spotted Skipper

lots of Sweat Bees

1 Blue-winged Wasp

3 Pearl Crescent

1 Tiger Bee Fly

Also had a Hummingbird fly very close to me near my wildflower garden this evening.





Date: Saturday, July 15, 2017

Location: French Park, Amberely Village

Reporter: Mark Otten

Other observers: Dianne Otten

1 summer tanager (male)

1 yellow-throated warbler (male)

Date: Friday, July 14, 2017

Location: Martin-Marietta Gravel Pit near the intersection of Centerville Road and Rt. 42.

Reporter: Nancy Etter

Other observers: 3 other family members

A Belted Kingfisher is nesting in the sand banks near the bank swallow cavities.  Look over the gates, that are across the road from the main entrance gates, and look to the right.  The Kingfisher’s hole is lower on the bank than the swallow holes and the Kingfisher’s hole is a little larger.

Date: Saturday, July 8, 2017

Location: Lost Bridge

Reporter: Brian Wulker

Other observers:

1 Pectoral Sandpiper
15 Least Sandpiper
4 Spotted Sandpiper
5+ Killdeer

Date: Saturday, July 1, 2017

Location: Kilby Rd Gravel Pits, Hamilton Co., OH

Reporter: Neill Cade

Other observers: None

Even at 11:30 AM, there were still good numbers of birds present. Highlights included 16 Dickcissels, 4 Blue Grosbeaks, one singing Bell’s Vireo, and one singing Bobolink. The Bobolink was either a singing female or a male in juvenile or basic plumage.