Audubon Society of Ohio
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Sightings Log

This is the place to post your sightings of birds, butterflies,wildflowers – whatever you come across in the great outdoors. If you have more general comments, or questions that you want to address to the community, the Message Board is the place.


Date: Saturday, April 21, 2018

Location: Shawnee lookout

Reporter: sam lind

Other observers:

1 yellow throated warbler

1 scarlet tanager

2 Ruby crowned kinglets

1 yellow throated vireo

1 white eyed vireo

2 yellow rumped warbler

 

 

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Date: Monday, April 23, 2018

Location: Armleder and Lunken

Reporter: Stanley Hedeen

Other observers:

Eight great egrets and two great blue herons are feeding together in a ditch draining floodwater from Armleder. The several dead and half-eaten stranded carp show the herons/egrets/vultures/crows/coyote have benefitted from the Little Miami overflow. The bean field pool should be in great shape for May shorebirds.

Shovelers have joined the blue wing teal and yellowlegs in the pools at Lunken.  There I shared the hike/bike trail with a coyote.

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Date: Monday, April 23, 2018

Location: Backyard Pierce Township

Reporter: fran kidd

Other observers:

Have our first ruby throat hummingbird. Thought I saw fly 2 days ago but today I saw it sitting in a tree outside my back window. Early?

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Date: Monday, April 23, 2018

Location: Miami Whitewater wetlands

Reporter: David Helm

Other observers:

Horned grebe in nice plumage. Wilson’s snipe; Sora and Virginia rails. 40 species

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Date: Sunday, April 22, 2018

Location: Redbird Hollow

Reporter: Paul Carlson

Other observers:

5 Louisiana Water thrush  Yellow-throated Warbler, RC Kinglet, Northern Parula

Kroger Preserve a Pectoral Sandpiper by stream

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Date: Thursday, April 19, 2018

Location: Soccer fields near Rivertowne marina

Reporter: Eddie Ehrman

Other observers: Liam Ehrman

Forster’s Tern

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Date: Thursday, April 19, 2018

Location: Sharon Woods

Reporter: Paul Carlson

Other observers:

All birds seen along streams and low in the canopy except Brown Thrasher and Flickers.

Black-and-white Warbler and Hermit Thrush across from Fern Hollow, Blue grays feeding in the creek.

Blue-headed Vireo, GC Kinglet

Walked up Sharon creek from waterfalls to bridge along Gorge Trail.

Black-throated Green Warbler, Louisiana Waterthrush. House Wren, Eastern Phoebe, NRW Swallow, Tree Swallow, loads of Yellow-rumped Warblers, 3 pairs of Yellow-throated Warblers, from bridge a pair of Wood Ducks standing on some rocks in the sun, Kodak moment.

Broad-winged Hawk flyover and 2 C Wrens very interested in my wheel wells and the underside of my car.

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Date: Thursday, April 19, 2018

Location: Lunken Airport

Reporter: Stanley Hedeen

Other observers:

In the pools along the north loop of the Lunken hike/bike trail: 50 blue-wing teal, 30 lesser yellowlegs, and 15 greater yellowlegs. Also an eagle on the Little Miami.

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Date: Sunday, April 15, 2018

Location: Shawnee Lookout, Hamilton Co.

Reporter: Neill Cade

Other observers:

Quite a few birds from 7:30-9:30 AM, until downpour cut off activity. Groups seemingly grounded by rain included 4+ Hermit Thrushes, 20+ Chipping Sparrows, 12 Ruby-crowned Kinglets, and 3 Broad-winged Hawks. Other nice birds: 1 Wild Turkey, 2 House Wrens, 15 Blue-gray Gnatcatchers, 3 Brown Thrashers, 1 White-eyed Vireo, 8 Northern Parulas, and 1 Orchard Oriole.

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Date: Saturday, April 14, 2018

Location: Armleder

Reporter: Dave Ackerman

Other observers:

5 Canada Goose
1 Mallard
3 Great Blue Heron
2 Bald Eagle
1 Killdeer
4 Spotted Sandpiper
1 Solitary Sandpiper
2 Lesser Yellowlegs
2 Mourning Dove
2 Red-bellied Woodpecker
1 Downy Woodpecker
8 Tree Swallow
2 Carolina Chickadee
2 Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
5 American Robin
6 European Starling
2 Chipping Sparrow
4 Field Sparrow
4 Song Sparrow
1 Swamp Sparrow
9 Northern Cardinal
16 Red-winged Blackbird
2 Brown-headed Cowbird
2 American Goldfinch

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Date: Sunday, April 15, 2018

Location: Miami Heights, Hamilton County, Ohio

Reporter: Thomas Foozer

Other observers: Janice Foozer

Saw a male Rose-breasted Grosbeak on top of our sunflower seed feeder this afternoon at approximately 6:30 PM.
Our feeder is right outside of our window and after the male saw his reflection in the window, he flew at the reflection but was unharmed.  He did this twice!

After slowing going after my camera, he of course would not pose for a picture.  All I got was one shot before he left.  My camera is standing by and hoping he returns tomorrow!!

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Date: Saturday, April 14, 2018

Location: French Park

Reporter: Paul Carlson

Other observers:

2 Louisiana Waterthrush

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Date: Saturday, April 14, 2018

Location: Audubon field trip oxbow to Shawnee Lookout

Reporter: David Helm

Other observers:

Prothonotary warblers; immature eagles; great egrets; 38 species

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Date: Friday, April 13, 2018

Location: Kroger Preserve

Reporter: Paul Carlson

Other observers:

1 adult Osprey flyover, several GC Kinglets, Eastern Bluebird, lots of Chipping Sparows, found 2 owl pellets on the ground near Tree Swallow boxes.

At Kelley NP 1 GH owlet on the nest still.  2 Hermit Thrushes

Today at Burnett Woods a Cooper’s Hawk nest with activity. 2 adults allowing close looks behind visitor center. Yellow-rumped, BG Gnatcatcher, Yellow-throated Warbler, Eastern Phoebe

Mt. Storm Park 6 Chimney Swifts in strong winds.

1 Blue-headed Vireo and Yellow-throated Warblers, Northern Parula at Spring Grove.

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Date: Friday, April 13, 2018

Location: Oxbow and Shawnee Lookout

Reporter: David Helm

Other observers: None

4 Bald eagles; yellow throated warbler; Parula warbler; Pectoral Sandpipers; Great egrets 41 species total.

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Date: Thursday, April 12, 2018

Location: Sharon Woods

Reporter: Steve Bobonick

Other observers: None

Louisiana Waterthrush on territory along the Gorge Trail between the Dam and the Overlook platform. Also, several Golden-crowned Kinglets and a Brown Creeper noted during this brief lunch time visit.

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Date: Sunday, April 8, 2018

Location: Various Locations

Reporter: Dave Ackerman

Other observers:

I bopped around from Kellog soccer fields to Kelly Nature Preserve.  The flooded fields had pie billed grebes, blue winged teal, mallards, ring necked duck, lesser scaup and canada goose.  Camp Denison had lots of horned grebes, red breasted mergansers and a couple of pie-billed.  Kelly Nature Preserve had a FOS blue-grey gnatcatcher, dozens of golden crowned kinglets, brown creeper, towhee, white throated sparrow, cardinal, robins, pileated, red bellied, great blue heron, red tailed hawks, one soaring and the other visible on it’s nest across the river. Also located two great horned owls but didn’t see a nest anywhere. Phoebe, white breasted nuthatch, carolina wren, chickadee.

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Date: Sunday, April 8, 2018

Location: Sharon Woods

Reporter: Paul Carlson

Other observers:

2 Yellow-throated Warbler

1 Blue-gray Gnatcatcher

3 Blue-winged Teal

4 Yellow-rumped Warbler

Stopped counting after counting a dozen Golden-crowned Kinglets near the waterfalls.

7 Brown Creeper

10 Eastern Phoebe

1 Eastern Bluebird

 

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Date: Saturday, April 7, 2018

Location: Kelley Nature Preserve

Reporter: Paul Carlson

Other observers:

1 Great Horned Owl owlet on a nest

1 Red-tailed Hawk adult on a nest

2 Eastern Phoebe

2 GC Kinglet

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Date: Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Location: Sister in laws yard at suet feeder in PT Pleasant

Reporter: fran kidd

Other observers:

 

sis in law sent me this picture-she’s not birder-of yellow throated warbler at her suet feeder today 4/4/2018

not sure I posted pic correctly but it really is the warbler. Little early?

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Date: Monday, April 2, 2018

Location: Lakeside Commons Park – : 3500 Alexandria Pike, Highland Heights, KY 41076

Reporter: sharon cates

Other observers: 2

1 Horned Grebe

3 Robins

1 Eastern Bluebird

Approximately 50 starlings

1 Killdeer

3 Mallards

1 Titmouse

We were very surprised this evening to see the grebe since this is a small urban park on the edge of campus.

 

 

 

 

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Date: Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Location: on Anderson Center Lake Anderson at Anderson Center in Anderson Township

Reporter: Suzanne Clingman

Other observers:

7 Greater Scaup

1 Coot

I’ve never seen either before on the little Township pond, but it’s nice to get such a close look a the Greater Scaup.

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Date: Wednesday, March 28, 2018

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

Reporter: Suzanne Clingman

Other observers: Chris Clingman

Heard our first Common Loons of the spring calling last night.

There were 9 Common Loons at the edge the riverbank in front of our house this morning.

Along with 4 Shovelers and 2 Pied billed grebe.

Chris said there were 3 large rafts of ducks near the visitor center and loons calling but I didn’t have time to look, the mist and fog would have make them tough to see.

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Date: Friday, March 23, 2018

Location: Sharonville

Reporter: Jim Terlinden

Other observers:

First time seeing a Brown Creeper feeding at our suet feeder. A frequent winter visitor to the Ash tree with the feeder attached, about 15′ from our back door.

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Date: Friday, March 23, 2018

Location: Armleder

Reporter: Paul Carlson

Other observers:

A tom Turkey in full display across river from canoe launch. I could see the birds breath as is was vocalizing. Also 1 Tree Swallow sitting on stop sign in south parking lot.

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Date: Sunday, March 18, 2018

Location: Stonelick S.P.

Reporter: John Landon

Other observers:

hybrid field sparrow? Tail is throwing me off black and white broad horizontal bands.any help would be appreciated.photo in E bird Clermont Co. Stonelick SP.

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Date: Sunday, March 18, 2018

Location: Armleder

Reporter: David Helm

Other observers: None

Gr blue, red tail , 30 gr w teal, 1 blue w teal , 2 black duck 20 wood duck 2 yellow rumps, field sparrow, wh th sparrow. Adult bald eagle flying over Ohio river near airport. 33 species. Dave Helm

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Date: Sunday, March 18, 2018

Location: Glenwood Gardens, Upper Pond

Reporter: Mark Otten

Other observers: Dianne Otten

5 male tree swallows.

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Date: Friday, March 16, 2018

Location: Newtown Lake

Reporter: Dave Ackerman

Other observers:

The big rafts of ducks are gone but there were some nice new additions that I haven’t seen this winter.

Common Loon.

PB Greebe

Horned Greebe (at least a dozen)

Bufflehead

Ruddy Duck.  (starting to get breeding plumage)

Bonaparts Gulls

Coots

Red Breasted Merganser.  (3 pair)

 

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Date: Friday, March 16, 2018

Location: Riverside Park

Reporter: Dave Ackerman

Other observers:

Ross’ goose amongst a gaggle of Canda geese across the street from the all weather fields at Riverside Park in Newtown.

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Date: Friday, March 16, 2018

Location: Rowe Woods

Reporter: Dave Ackerman

Other observers:

Had a nice long walk yesterday afternoon around some of the CNC’s outer trails.  Lots of woodpecker activity.

Hairy WP

Downy WP

Red Bellied WP

Pileated WP

Northern Flicker

Wt. Throated Sparrow

WB Nuthatch

Carolina Wren

Winter Wren. (two of them. One calling down near the creek that borders the field along the fossil trail.

Titmouse

Chickadee

Bluebird.  (lots of them in the woods.  Assuming they’re looking for nest cavities.)

Towhee

Phoebe

Brown Creeper.  (two of them)

Cardinal

Robin

Red Winged Blackbird

Turkey Vulture

GC Kinglet

Mallard

Canada Goose

Barred Owl. (heard calling on the outer edges of the red bird trail)

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Date: Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Location: Eastwood Lake, Dayton, OH

Reporter: Kenny Weekes

Other observers: spouse, Peggy.

Six common loons observed between 1315 and 1640 hrs.

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Date: Sunday, March 11, 2018

Location: Highland Cemetery in Fort Mitchell

Reporter: Stanley Hedeen

Other observers:

Winter wren at the waterfall on black squirrel trail.

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Date: Sunday, March 11, 2018

Location: Bald eagle nest

Reporter: Bob LITTLE

Other observers:

Troy Ohio 75 n mile marker 80 in woods 200 yards east is a bald eagles nest .Adult bird on nest

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Date: Saturday, March 10, 2018

Location: Cincinnati Nature Center

Reporter: William McGill

Other observers:

10 birders accompanied me on a chilly morning through the Rowe woods area. 33 species seen.

Bird list: Canada geese, Mallards, Turkey vultures, one Cooper’s hawk hunting the bird feeders near the visitor center, Mourning doves, 4 adult Red headed woodpeckers( one seen at tree cavity), Red bellied woodpeckers, one Yellow bellied sapsucker, Downys, Northern flicker, Blue jays, American crows,Carolina chickadees, Tufted titmouse, one Red bellied nuthatch, white bellied nuthatches, one Brown creeper, Carolina wrens, two Golden crown kinglets heard only, Eastern bluebird, American Robin, European starling, Yellow rumped warbler, Dark eyed juncos, White throated sparrows, Eastern towhee,Northern cardinals, Red winged blackbirds, Brown headed cowbirds, House finches, Pine Siskin, and American goldfinch.

Join us every second and fourth Saturdays of each month, 8 to 10 am.

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Date: Friday, March 9, 2018

Location: Newtown Lake. Newtown, Ohio.

Reporter: Dave Ackerman

Other observers:

Nice day for a walk around Newtown lake.

Both greater and lesser scaup, Ringneck duck, ruddy duck, coot, horned grebe, pie-billed grebe, bufflehead, goldeneye, mallard, lots of yellow-rumped warblers, chickadee, titmouse, mocking bird, swamp sparrow, cardinal, turkey vulture, canada goose, robin, blue bird, mourning dove.

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Date: Friday, March 9, 2018

Location: Sharon Woods

Reporter: Mark Otten

Other observers:

Female yellow-rumped warbler

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Date: Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Location: Bald Eagle Troy Ohio

Reporter: Julie Puckett

Other observers:

Adult Bald eagle eating in our field for the second day in a row

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Date: Thursday, June 1, 2017

Location: Mingo, Ohio

Reporter: Linda Richards

Other observers: Husband and pictures i will try to download

INDIGO BUNTINGS Male and Female, towhe, Rose Breasted Grosbeak male and female and young male.  Golden or American finches ….many of them. Orioles and OSPREY appears to have a nest in the woods behind our property.

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Date: Saturday, March 3, 2018

Location: Kilby Ponds

Reporter: bob schlake

Other observers:

While watching an immature eagle fly by I looked around and had 1 mature and 2 juveniles fly over my head. Later in the walk I saw 2 eagles jostling in the distance. It was quite a busy morning.

Pictures  https://www.flickr.com/photos/schlake/39736210755/

 

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