Date: Monday, November 20, 2017
Reporter: Stanley Hedeen
Good numbers of sparrows: song, swamp, white-throated, white-crowned, field, and several fox.
Date: Saturday, November 18, 2017
Location: Brookville Lake
Reporter: Jay Stenger
Other observers: Audubon Society Field Trip, several observers
The Audubon Society field trip to Brookville Reservoir today looked like it might be a bust if the predicted weather forecast came to fruition. I am glad to say it did not. Skies were overcast but we didn’t have a drop of rain and the strongest winds didn’t occur until the trip was over.
Only 6 hardy birders threw caution to the winds (pun intended) and showed up for the trip. All things considered we had a great day. Highlights included Snow Goose, Peregrine Falcon 300 Sandhill Cranes and large numbers of Bonaparte’s Gulls and Hooded Mergansers. Thanks to Joe Bens, Chris Moran, Darlena Graham, Heather Farrington and Larry Bowdre for their contributions to a fun day and great birding. Joe and I went over the list and we may have missed something others had, but our trip list total stands at 57 species.
Birds observed today were as follows: Snow Goose 1, Canada Goose 160, Gadwall 3, Mallard 15, Redhead 18, Bufflehead 2, Hooded Merganser 260, Ruddy Duck 3, Wild Turkey 7, Common Loon 9, Pied-billed Grebe 22, Double-crested Cormorant 17, Great Blue Heron 16, Black Vulture 100, Turkey Vulture 50~, Bald Eagle 1, Red-shouldered Hawk 1, Red-tailed Hawk 8, American Kestrel 3, Peregrine Falcon 1, American Coot 45, Sandhill Crane 300+, Killdeer 3, Dunlin 7, Bonaparte’s Gull 3,500, Ring-billed Gull 500, Rock Pigeon 20, Mourning Dove 65, Belted Kingfisher 3, Red-bellied Woodpecker 2, Downy Woodpecker 8, Hairy Woodpecker 1, Blue Jay 4, American Crow 90, Horned Lark 20, Northern Rough-winged Swallow 1 (very late, good looks), Carolina Chickadee 10~, Tufted Titmouse 2, White-breasted Nuthatch 1, Red-breasted Nuthatch 1, Carolina Wren 6, Golden-crowned Kinglet 4, Eastern Bluebird 9, American Robin 30, Northern Mockingbird 1, European Starling 250, Cedar Waxwing 45, Song Sparrow 4, White-throated Sparrow 6, Dark-eyed Junco 10+, Northern Cardinal 8, Red-winged Blackbird 25, Rusty Blackbird 15, Common Grackle 10, House Finch 15, American Goldfinch 5, House Sparrow 8.
Date: Friday, November 10, 2017
Location: Casear Creek
Reporter: Paul Carlson
Trail behind Nature Center, mature Bald Eagle
4 Hooded Mergansers
1 Bonapartes Gull
small group of Yellow-rumped Warblers
Wellman Boat Launch, large group of Yellow-rumped Warlbers
3 Black Vultures
a mix of Eastern Bluebirds, Northern Flicker, Yellow-rumped Warlbers, C Wrens, Bluejays, Titmouse, Cardinal, Downy Woodpecker
1 Sharp-shinned Hawk close by watching the mix
several large flocks of Starlings along the I-71
Date: Thursday, November 9, 2017
Location: East Fork SP south beach
Reporter: Donald Morse
1 American White Pelican landed on the south beach today at about 3pm. Also, 1 bufflehead, 1 dunlin . The pelican flew east not to return.
Date: Wednesday, November 8, 2017
Reporter: Eric Burkholder
Saw one Short-eared Owl come out of the North field at 5:50 p.m. It flew low over the North field then gained altitude and flew South towards Lunken. Hopefully it will stick around this Winter.
Date: Saturday, November 4, 2017
Reporter: Dave Ackerman
Cloudy day yesterday, much like today but saw some nice birds at Fernald in the early afternoon.
Harrier, Red Tailed Hawk, Red shouldered Hawk, Meadowlark, Song Sparrow, White Throated Sparrow. Ring-necked ducks, Gadwall, Mallard, Pie-billed Grebe, Widgeon, Coot, Canada Goose. Had two bald eagles at the river by lost bridge as well as golden crowned kinglet, Junco, goldfinch, wt. throated sparrow, titmouse, downy wp, white breasted nuthatch down by the boat ramp. Oxbow had dozens of Great Egrets, great blue herons, cormorants as well as ring necked ducks, some green winged teal and a hand full of Gadwall. Also two more pie-billed grebes.
Date: Tuesday, October 31, 2017
Location: Loveland/Symmes Township back yard
Reporter: Jerry Lippert
Ruby-crowned Kinglet in the yard today. Approximately a week earlier in the third week of October we also had our first Brown Creeper of the year and two Eastern Phoebes.
Date: Wednesday, November 1, 2017
Location: East Fork South Beach
Reporter: Ric Payne
Other observers: David Dankovic, Sharon Pawlowski, Steve Barnett
75 Dunlin and a Pectoral Sandpiper on the east end of South Beach.
Also Killdeer and a mixed flock of about 300 Bonaparte’s and Ring-billed Gulls and one Juvenile Herring Gull