Audubon Society of Ohio
The Cincinnati Chapter of National Audubon Society

Date: Thursday, August 31, 2017

Location: home

Reporter: Helen Wright-North

Other observers:

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Date: Thursday, August 31, 2017

Location: Home, backyard erlanger, KY

Reporter: Helen Wright-North

Other observers: Just Bill, alone

Need help figuring this bird out.  Is it a female Mourning?  Is it a Macgillivray’s?  Which isn’t supposed to be here or near here.

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Date: Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Location: East Fork SP, end of Bethel-Concord off Clover Rd.

Reporter: Donald Morse

Other observers: Via other birders

Just FYI, there has been an immature Little Blue Heron hanging out in the headwaters of the lake for the last three days.  Photographed today.  This is in the wildlife area (off st rt 133 between Bethel and Williamsburg)

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Date: Sunday, August 27, 2017

Location: Elizabethtown Bridge, Hamilton Co., OH

Reporter: Neill Cade

Other observers: None

8:00 AM – Very little water is present in the “dirt pits” near the bridge. Nevertheless, it was still enough to attract 29 Great Blue Herons, 28 Great Egrets, 1 Green Heron, 8 Turkey Vultures, 3 Black Vultures, 5 Killdeer, 2 Pectoral Sandpipers, 1 Lesser Yellowlegs, 11 Horned Larks, 30+ Barn Swallows, and 20+ Rough-winged Swallows. From the bridge over the Great Miami River: 1 Osprey, 1 Red-tailed Hawk, 2 Belted Kingfishers, & 6 Killdeer.

Date: Sunday, August 27, 2017

Location: Stonegate, Anderson Township

Reporter: Jen Jams

Other observers:

– two Carolina wrens on back patio

Date: Thursday, August 24, 2017

Location: Winton Woods & Settling Pond

Reporter: Jay Stenger

Other observers:

I went out this evening between 7 & 8 PM with the specific intention of finding migrating Common Nighthawks and I was not disappointed. In total I saw at least 60 nighthawks in the skies above Winton Woods Park. This was not one tight group, but a pretty consistent movement of widely scattered birds that were actively foraging. The best area was the skies above the Settling Pond and the West Fork Dam where I counted 45 nighthawks. The skies south of the Settling Pond and over the Dam area were also full of swallows, at least 200+ birds, widely scattered and actively foraging. A lot of these birds were seen at some distance and that, coupled with the setting sun, made ID difficult. Most of what I could identify were Barn Swallows (125) and lesser numbers of Northern Rough-winged Swallows (75). About 25 Chimney Swifts were also seen.

I also saw an Osprey at the Winton Woods Settling Pond this evening. This bird caught a fish and then flew to an inconspicuous perch on the south side of the pond.  Some other interesting species seen at the Settling Pond included 1 Lesser Yellowlegs, 6 Great Blue Herons, a Green Heron, 10 Wood Ducks, 2 Eastern Kingbirds, 12 Cedar Waxwings and 3 noisy immature Indigo Buntings.

Date: Monday, August 21, 2017

Location: Combs-Hehl Bridge- Cincinnati Ohio

Reporter: Stacy Foster

Other observers:

I saw 1 bald eagle flying east of the bridge close to the Ohio side (California, Ohio)

Date: Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Location: Miami Whitewater Forest

Reporter: Paul Carlson

Other observers:

2 female Rose-breasted Grosbeaks

Yellow-billed Cuckoo

Summer Tanager

Brown Thrasher

Summer Tanager

RT Hummingbird



C Chickadee


Acadian Flycatcher

3 Eastern Phoebes

several Eastern Wood Pewee calling

close look at Pileated drilling on a dead stand and eating



Date: Monday, August 7, 2017

Location: East Fork Laughing Gull correction

Reporter: Donald Morse

Other observers:

Expert birder Jen Brumfield caught that my pic of an adult was a FRANKLIN’S GULL and not a Laughing.  The 5 juveniles ARE LAUGHING.  They were hanging together, which threw me off.  Thanks to Jen for catching that, I haven’t seen LAGU and FRGU together before, gave me all kinds of mixed signals.

Date: Monday, August 7, 2017

Location: East Fork State Park south beach

Reporter: Donald Morse

Other observers: Tyler Ficker and others

6 Laughing Gulls on beach with RB Gulls.   Still there but being chased by people when I left at 3pm ish.  1 molting adult and 5 fresh juveniles.  Pictures obtained of all birds.

Date: Saturday, August 5, 2017

Location: Miami Meadows, Milford OH

Reporter: sharon cates

Other observers: Brian Cates

Double Crested Cormorant on a branch sticking out of the main pond. Seemed completely unconcerned about the walkers, bikers, and fishermen. This is not a large body of water either but there are definitely fish in it. We watched it for at least 10 minutes and it didn’t show any signs of going anywhere. Good views as the bird was only about 50 feet from the bank.