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Veery,©Mimi Hoppe Wolf

29 Jun BBWD Kiser lake [Chris Zacharias ]
29 Jun Re: Acacia Red-headed Woodpecker [Matthew Valenic ]
29 Jun eBird Report - Tri-Valley Wildlife Area, Jun 29, 2016 [Chris ]
29 Jun BigDarbyCreek,6-29: BlueGrosbeak, PrairieWarbler [rob thorn ]
29 Jun Acacia Red-headed Woodpecker [richard banish ]
29 Jun Re: UPDATE - Black-Bellied Whistling Ducks - Champaign County [jeremy ]
29 Jun Black-bellied Whistling Ducks [Doreene Linzell ]
29 Jun UPDATE - Black-Bellied Whistling Ducks - Champaign County [Stefan Minnig ]
29 Jun Lawrence's Warbler Still On Territory / Columbiana County [robert lane ]
29 Jun Re: BBWD - Kiser Lake Beach [jeremy ]
29 Jun BBWD - Kiser Lake Beach [jeremy ]
27 Jun Stow, Baltimore Oriole [Dave Lewis ]
27 Jun Fwd: [Ohio-birds] cerulean warblers at Clear Creek Metro Park Hocking County [Randy Rowe ]
27 Jun Re: cerulean warblers at Clear Creek Metro Park Hocking County [Steve Jones ]
27 Jun Re: cerulean warblers at Clear Creek Metro Park Hocking County [Lester Peyton ]
27 Jun Re: cerulean warblers at Clear Creek Metro Park Hocking County [Manon Van Schoyck ]
27 Jun cerulean warblers at Clear Creek Metro Park Hocking County [Nina Harfmann ]
27 Jun Re: YCNH- Delaware Co [Gmail ]
27 Jun YCNH- Delaware Co [Gmail ]
27 Jun UrbanAlumCreek,Columbus,6-26:warblers,White-thr.Sparrow [rob thorn ]
26 Jun Hoover Reservoir, Delaware County-Franklin County [Charles Bombaci ]
26 Jun Bike 'N Bird Dickcissels Lorain County [Chris Pierce ]
26 Jun Blendon Woods-Summer Birds ["Simpson, Bruce" ]
25 Jun Video of Acadian Flycatcher [Matthew Valenic ]
25 Jun Summer Tanager Erie County [jen brumfield ]
25 Jun Hoover-Alum,6-24: cuckoo, warblers [rob thorn ]
24 Jun Request for info on the Loggerhead Kingbird sighting [Matthew Valenic ]
24 Jun Red-breasted Merganser - OSU [Matthew Shumar ]
24 Jun REMINDER / Beaver Creek Wildlife Eduaction Center Invitation [robert lane ]
23 Jun AlumLake,6-22:GreenHerons,OrchardOriole [rob thorn ]
23 Jun Western Meadowlark - Clark County [Doug Overacker ]
23 Jun Western meadowlark continues (Clarke Co) ["cwinstead AT earthlink.net" ]
22 Jun Re: Black Tern [Steve Jones ]
22 Jun Black Tern [Doreene Linzell ]
22 Jun Interesting summer birds, Muskingum County [Robert Evans ]
22 Jun WESTERN MEADOWLARK - Clark County, Near Buck Creek SP, 6/22/16, 7:15am [Stefan Minnig ]
21 Jun Scissor-tailed Flycatcher report in eBird [Paul Hurtado ]
21 Jun Territorial Male Lawrence's Warbler / Columbiana County [robert lane ]
21 Jun Swallows playing with a feather [Ken Andrews ]
21 Jun injured pileated recovers, released. [Joe Faulkner ]
21 Jun Re: young pileated woodpecker in hand [Manon Van Schoyck ]
20 Jun young pileated woodpecker in hand [Joe Faulkner ]
20 Jun Re: Great blue heron behavior [John Pogacnik ]
20 Jun Re: Great blue heron behavior [Matthew Valenic ]
20 Jun Re: Great blue heron behavior. Harrison County [Robert Hinkle ]
20 Jun Shorebirds we're unlikely to see... [Bill Whan ]
20 Jun Upland Sandpiper OSU airport [Douglas Bohanan ]
19 Jun Greene County Lark Sparrows [Doug Overacker ]
19 Jun Blendon Woods-Summer Birds ["Simpson, Bruce" ]
19 Jun Hoover Nature Preserve, Delaware County [Charles Bombaci ]
19 Jun Beaver Creek Wildlife Education Center Invitation [robert lane ]
19 Jun Male Lawrence's Warbler / Columbiana County [robert lane ]
18 Jun Areas M and N, Hoover Nature Preserve, Galena, Delaware County [Charles Bombaci ]
18 Jun Western Meadowlark [Doreene Linzell ]
18 Jun Bike 'N Bird 2016 - Dickcissels in Lorain County [Chris ]
17 Jun Dragonflies [Casey Tucker ]
17 Jun Red-headed woodpeckers in Wayne Co [Randy Rowe ]
17 Jun Re: Read Headed Woodpecker [Brian Tinker ]
17 Jun RHWP-Delaware County Residence [Tania Perry ]
16 Jun RHWP [Bill Whan ]
16 Jun Red Headed Woodpecker [Paul Graham ]
16 Jun Common Moorhen Family / Columbiana County [robert lane ]
16 Jun Re: OHIO-BIRDS Digest - 14 Jun 2016 to 15 Jun 2016 (#2016-167) ["Shafer, Marcey" ]
16 Jun Re: Pine siskins [Regina Schieltz ]
16 Jun EUCO Dove - Champaign County - Mechanicsburg Grain Elevator - 6/16/16 [Stefan Minnig ]
16 Jun Forster's Tern / Columbiana County [robert lane ]
15 Jun Black Vulture in Cuyahoga Valley [Ken Andrews ]
15 Jun Re: Summer Birding In Columbiana County [Ken Ostermiller ]
15 Jun Re: Summer Birding In Columbiana County [Mary Warren ]
15 Jun Summer Birding In Columbiana County [robert lane ]
14 Jun New Ohio Birding Drives and eBird Hotspots are active [Ken Ostermiller ]
14 Jun Big Island Wildlife Area...Shorebirds??? [Steve Jones ]
14 Jun Breeding Plumage Male Ruddy Duck / Columbiana County [robert lane ]
13 Jun Sedge Wrens - Wilderness Rd. - Wayne County. [Chris ]
13 Jun Purple Martins at Liberty Park correction [Ken Andrews ]
11 Jun Re: Question relating birds and cicadas [Nancy Obryan ]

Subject: BBWD Kiser lake
From: Chris Zacharias <zachgardens AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Wed, 29 Jun 2016 19:53:02 -0400
still on the heavy at7:52

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Subject: Re: Acacia Red-headed Woodpecker
From: Matthew Valenic <mmvalencic AT ROADRUNNER.COM>
Date: Wed, 29 Jun 2016 19:34:00 -0400
When I encounter Cicada's I notice all manner of birds turn into
Flycatcher's!  Today at Carlisle Reservation in Lorain County I watched a
House Sparrow and a Robin both chase the same Cicada - the Robin won and
proceeded to smack the big insect against the asphalt path and try to take
off its wings before carrying it away.

Matt Valencic
Geauga County

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From: Ohio birds [mailto:OHIO-BIRDS AT LISTSERV.MIAMIOH.EDU] On Behalf Of
richard banish
Sent: Wednesday, June 29, 2016 1:40 PM
To: OHIO-BIRDS AT LISTSERV.MIAMIOH.EDU
Subject: [Ohio-birds] Acacia Red-headed Woodpecker

I have run the old cart paths  AT  the former Acacia Country Club (currently
Acacia Metropark) in Beachwood for 2+ years and saw my first-ever on-site
RHWP. An interesting observation was that it actually doing a bit of
fly-catching...

Buster

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Subject: eBird Report - Tri-Valley Wildlife Area, Jun 29, 2016
From: Chris <c.pierce AT ATT.NET>
Date: Wed, 29 Jun 2016 15:45:59 -0400
It was a great day down in Tri-Valley. The weather was perfect and the
birds were all around.

Highlights included 2 Blue Grosbeaks, No. Bobwhites, Cuckoos, Warblers,
Sparrows and more.
Complete list is below.

See you on the trails,

Chris Pierce
North Olmsted, OH

Tri-Valley Wildlife Area, Muskingum, Ohio, US
Jun 29, 2016 7:45 AM - 11:45 AM
Protocol: Traveling
11.0 mile(s)


50 species

Northern Bobwhite 5 Juveniles, on Madison Hall Rd., they popped up from the 
ground and into the brush. 

Turkey Vulture  8
Red-tailed Hawk  3
Killdeer  1
Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon)  1
Mourning Dove  4
Yellow-billed Cuckoo  2
Black-billed Cuckoo  2
Red-bellied Woodpecker  1
Pileated Woodpecker  1     Heard on Madison Hall Rd.
Acadian Flycatcher  3
Eastern Kingbird  3
White-eyed Vireo  2
Red-eyed Vireo  5
Blue Jay  6
American Crow  10
Tree Swallow  2
Barn Swallow  5
Carolina Chickadee  2
Tufted Titmouse  1
White-breasted Nuthatch  1
House Wren  2
Eastern Bluebird  7
Wood Thrush  3
American Robin  12
Gray Catbird  3
Brown Thrasher  3
Cedar Waxwing  4
Common Yellowthroat  23
Hooded Warbler  3
American Redstart  2
Northern Parula 1 Heard calling in the bottom lands at Madison Hall and 
Mollie's Rock Rds. 

Yellow Warbler  1
Prairie Warbler  6
Yellow-breasted Chat  12
Grasshopper Sparrow  8
Henslow's Sparrow  11
Field Sparrow  10
Song Sparrow  17
Swamp Sparrow 2 Heard one in the marsh at Rt 208 and Madison Hall Rd.and one on 
Black Snake Rd. 

Eastern Towhee  18
Scarlet Tanager  2
Northern Cardinal  6
Blue Grosbeak 2 Heard call a few times. Had a brief look and saw overall blue 
bird with chestnut wing bars. Observed on Madison Hall Rd. 

 A second male was heard and seen extensively on Black Snake Rd. In addition to 
the chestnut wing bars, a whitish and large bill 

                      was seen. This bird vocalized for about 5 minutes.
Indigo Bunting  8
Red-winged Blackbird  17
Eastern Meadowlark  4   Including a few juveniles
Brown-headed Cowbird  3
Orchard Oriole  1
American Goldfinch  27


This report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (http://ebird.org)

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Subject: BigDarbyCreek,6-29: BlueGrosbeak, PrairieWarbler
From: rob thorn <robthorn AT EARTHLINK.NET>
Date: Wed, 29 Jun 2016 14:49:09 -0400
I spent the morning visiting areas along Big Darby Creek, from PrairieOaks 
MetroPark down to Battelle-Darby wetlands. The cool morning weather kept many 
birds active for longer than one might expect at this time of year. highlights 
included: 


Great Egret - at least one was commuting out to the Clover Cemeter wetlands 
(east of Darby Creek, off Alton-Darby Creek Rd) 

Green Herons - birds were at both the Clover Cem.Wetlands and Darby Bend Lakes
Rails - it may not be soaking wet, but the lush cattail marshes along the Teal 
Trail at Battelle-Darby had calling Soras & Virginia Rails. I even had a 
Virginia mosey across the trail. 


Yellow-billed Cuckoos - two were calling back & forth along the Sycamore Plains 
Trail at Prairie Oaks 


BlueGrosbeak - a male was singing along the multi-use trail just south of the 
Kuhlwein parking lot. This is the same spot that has had one for the past 2 
summers. 


PrairieWarbler - 1 was singing in the overgrown cedar patch where Grassle Rd 
meets State 665. This is an isolated cedar bald that could really use some 
management, since shrubs are invading the open areas, but it has attracted 
Prairie Warblers for the last 2 summers. 


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Subject: Acacia Red-headed Woodpecker
From: richard banish <busterjoy80 AT HOTMAIL.COM>
Date: Wed, 29 Jun 2016 17:39:45 +0000
I have run the old cart paths  AT  the former Acacia Country Club (currently 
Acacia Metropark) in Beachwood for 2+ years and saw my first-ever on-site RHWP. 
An interesting observation was that it actually doing a bit of fly-catching... 


Buster

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Subject: Re: UPDATE - Black-Bellied Whistling Ducks - Champaign County
From: jeremy <jeremyxrocks AT HOTMAIL.COM>
Date: Wed, 29 Jun 2016 17:24:27 +0000
Pictures have been reviewed and all toes look intact. These birds are presumed 
wild. Birds present per Daniel D. as of 11:30am 


V/r

Jeremy Dominguez
Greene Co. Ohio

On Jun 29, 2016, at 10:50 AM, Stefan Minnig 
> wrote: 


I believe some birders are reviewing the 2 Black-Bellied Whistling Ducks found 
at Kiser Lake in Champaign County this morning to see if they may be escapees 
rather than wild birds. 



Stefan Minnig



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Subject: Black-bellied Whistling Ducks
From: Doreene Linzell <dlinzell611 AT WOWWAY.COM>
Date: Wed, 29 Jun 2016 10:33:03 -0400
Dan Sanders is reporting from Kaiser Lake S.P. that it appears that these two 
birds are escapees. The hind toe (halix sp.?) on the left leg of each bird has 
been clipped. This is done in aviculture with a toenail clipper when birds are 
very young. 


Doreene Linzell
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Subject: UPDATE - Black-Bellied Whistling Ducks - Champaign County
From: Stefan Minnig <stefanminnig AT HOTMAIL.COM>
Date: Wed, 29 Jun 2016 14:45:06 +0000
I believe some birders are reviewing the 2 Black-Bellied Whistling Ducks found 
at Kiser Lake in Champaign County this morning to see if they may be escapees 
rather than wild birds. 



Stefan Minnig



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Subject: Lawrence's Warbler Still On Territory / Columbiana County
From: robert lane <ohiomagpie AT HOTMAIL.COM>
Date: Wed, 29 Jun 2016 12:41:57 +0000
Yesterday morning, Tuesday June 28th, at about 10:00AM, the group of Dan 
Sanders, Doreene Linzell, Jay Lehman, Bill Kinkead, and myself, had excellent 
views of the previously described male Lawrence's Warbler originally found by 
Jeff Harvey, on June 19th. The colorful hybrid warbler, continues to appear to 
be on territory. My guess is that very few birders have ever seen the super 
rare Lawrence's Warbler, thus a lifer to most. On visits to this traditional 
Prairie Warbler site on May 29th and June 11th, the Lawrence's was not found, 
so we are not sure when it arrived. To reach The Sheepskin Hollow State Nature 
Preserve location, go east a total of 2.4 miles on Pancake-Clarkson Road from 
the intersection with SR170 to the signed parking area on the right. Park and 
walk down the road to the east a couple hundred feet being directly under the 
high tension line. The above mentioned party completed our Columbiana County 
morning adventure with a tour of The Beaver Creek Wildlife Education Center. 



Bob Lane / Mahoning County

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Subject: Re: BBWD - Kiser Lake Beach
From: jeremy <jeremyxrocks AT HOTMAIL.COM>
Date: Wed, 29 Jun 2016 12:24:43 +0000
This is in champaign county. North of Dayton west of Columbus.

V/r

Jeremy Dominguez
Greene Co. Ohio

On Jun 29, 2016, at 8:13 AM, Kimberly Warner 
> wrote: 


Thanks Jeremy...did he happen to Ebird this?
I am not sure where Kiser Lake beach is
Thanks again :)
KIM
On Jun 29, 2016, at 8:07 AM, jeremy wrote:

Steffan M. had two Black-bellied Whistling Duck this morning at Kiser Lake 
Beach. Still present  AT  7:50am. 


Great Find Steffan !!

V/r

Jeremy Dominguez
Greene Co. Ohio

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Subject: BBWD - Kiser Lake Beach
From: jeremy <jeremyxrocks AT HOTMAIL.COM>
Date: Wed, 29 Jun 2016 12:07:51 +0000
Steffan M. had two Black-bellied Whistling Duck this morning at Kiser Lake 
Beach. Still present  AT  7:50am. 


Great Find Steffan !!

V/r

Jeremy Dominguez
Greene Co. Ohio

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Subject: Stow, Baltimore Oriole
From: Dave Lewis <Loopyonetwo AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Mon, 27 Jun 2016 19:43:34 -0400
I've been keeping my Oriole feeders cleaned and stocked with jelly, but had yet 
to see the orioles come back since last month. ..until this evening. I'm 
sitting on my patio and an adult and a juvenile just zipped out of the trees 
for a quick snack. When they realized I was sitting here, off they went. 


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Subject: Fwd: [Ohio-birds] cerulean warblers at Clear Creek Metro Park Hocking County
From: Randy Rowe <rowe926 AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Mon, 27 Jun 2016 13:40:18 -0400
Nina: What a wonderful series of photos you made of the progression of a
cerulean warbler nesting pair. Thanks so much for sharing this with us all.
Randy Rowe, Wooster

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From: Nina Harfmann 
Date: Mon, Jun 27, 2016 at 9:45 AM
Subject: [Ohio-birds] cerulean warblers at Clear Creek Metro Park Hocking
County
To: OHIO-BIRDS AT listserv.miamioh.edu


Not to overburden the list with personal high-notes, I hope it's both
appropriate and appreciated to post a link to a series of photos I was able
to take over the period of 5 weeks spanning May/June. It documents a pair
of cerulean warblers throughout their nest-building, feeding and fledging
of young. It is the only cerulean nest I have ever had the privilege of
seeing, and knowing the plight of this fastest-declining warbler, might be
the single experience of my lifetime. The nest was neither predated nor
parasitized, and hung tight through the worst of windy storms to ravage the
Clear Creek corridor (Hocking County). And although the conditions for
photographs deteriorated with leafout, you can appreciate the siting of the
nest and its protection from the elements. Their successful nest, for those
interested, is recorded here:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s-x5fd1Eh7M

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Subject: Re: cerulean warblers at Clear Creek Metro Park Hocking County
From: Steve Jones <sjlarue1 AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Mon, 27 Jun 2016 13:26:17 -0400
Awesome.  Have you posted it on the Birding Ohio Facebook page yet?
On Jun 27, 2016 10:15 AM, "Lester Peyton"  wrote:

> Thank you for sharing your experience with this cerulean feathered gem!
> Much appreciated, Nina.
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Ohio birds [mailto:OHIO-BIRDS AT LISTSERV.MIAMIOH.EDU] On Behalf Of
> Nina Harfmann
> Sent: Monday, June 27, 2016 9:46 AM
> To: OHIO-BIRDS AT LISTSERV.MIAMIOH.EDU
> Subject: [Ohio-birds] cerulean warblers at Clear Creek Metro Park Hocking
> County
>
> Not to overburden the list with personal high-notes, I hope it's both
> appropriate and appreciated to post a link to a series of photos I was able
> to take over the period of 5 weeks spanning May/June. It documents a pair
> of cerulean warblers throughout their nest-building, feeding and fledging
> of young. It is the only cerulean nest I have ever had the privilege of
> seeing, and knowing the plight of this fastest-declining warbler, might be
> the single experience of my lifetime. The nest was neither predated nor
> parasitized, and hung tight through the worst of windy storms to ravage the
> Clear Creek corridor (Hocking County). And although the conditions for
> photographs deteriorated with leafout, you can appreciate the siting of the
> nest and its protection from the elements. Their successful nest, for those
> interested, is recorded here:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s-x5fd1Eh7M
>
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Subject: Re: cerulean warblers at Clear Creek Metro Park Hocking County
From: Lester Peyton <lesterpeyton AT BSBO.ORG>
Date: Mon, 27 Jun 2016 10:15:25 -0400
Thank you for sharing your experience with this cerulean feathered gem! Much 
appreciated, Nina. 


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Harfmann 

Sent: Monday, June 27, 2016 9:46 AM
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Subject: [Ohio-birds] cerulean warblers at Clear Creek Metro Park Hocking 
County 


Not to overburden the list with personal high-notes, I hope it's both 
appropriate and appreciated to post a link to a series of photos I was able to 
take over the period of 5 weeks spanning May/June. It documents a pair of 
cerulean warblers throughout their nest-building, feeding and fledging of 
young. It is the only cerulean nest I have ever had the privilege of seeing, 
and knowing the plight of this fastest-declining warbler, might be the single 
experience of my lifetime. The nest was neither predated nor parasitized, and 
hung tight through the worst of windy storms to ravage the Clear Creek corridor 
(Hocking County). And although the conditions for photographs deteriorated with 
leafout, you can appreciate the siting of the nest and its protection from the 
elements. Their successful nest, for those interested, is recorded here: 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s-x5fd1Eh7M 


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Subject: Re: cerulean warblers at Clear Creek Metro Park Hocking County
From: Manon Van Schoyck <mvs AT OHIONATURE.ORG>
Date: Mon, 27 Jun 2016 10:03:41 -0400
Nice work, Nina!

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From: Ohio birds [mailto:OHIO-BIRDS AT LISTSERV.MIAMIOH.EDU] On Behalf Of Nina 
Harfmann 

Sent: Monday, June 27, 2016 9:46 AM
To: OHIO-BIRDS AT LISTSERV.MIAMIOH.EDU
Subject: [Ohio-birds] cerulean warblers at Clear Creek Metro Park Hocking 
County 


Not to overburden the list with personal high-notes, I hope it's both 
appropriate and appreciated to post a link to a series of photos I was able to 
take over the period of 5 weeks spanning May/June. It documents a pair of 
cerulean warblers throughout their nest-building, feeding and fledging of 
young. It is the only cerulean nest I have ever had the privilege of seeing, 
and knowing the plight of this fastest-declining warbler, might be the single 
experience of my lifetime. The nest was neither predated nor parasitized, and 
hung tight through the worst of windy storms to ravage the Clear Creek corridor 
(Hocking County). And although the conditions for photographs deteriorated with 
leafout, you can appreciate the siting of the nest and its protection from the 
elements. Their successful nest, for those interested, is recorded here: 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s-x5fd1Eh7M 


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Subject: cerulean warblers at Clear Creek Metro Park Hocking County
From: Nina Harfmann <nina.natureremains AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Mon, 27 Jun 2016 09:45:58 -0400
Not to overburden the list with personal high-notes, I hope it's both 
appropriate and appreciated to post a link to a series of photos I was able to 
take over the period of 5 weeks spanning May/June. It documents a pair of 
cerulean warblers throughout their nest-building, feeding and fledging of 
young. It is the only cerulean nest I have ever had the privilege of seeing, 
and knowing the plight of this fastest-declining warbler, might be the single 
experience of my lifetime. The nest was neither predated nor parasitized, and 
hung tight through the worst of windy storms to ravage the Clear Creek corridor 
(Hocking County). And although the conditions for photographs deteriorated with 
leafout, you can appreciate the siting of the nest and its protection from the 
elements. Their successful nest, for those interested, is recorded here: 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s-x5fd1Eh7M 


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Subject: Re: YCNH- Delaware Co
From: Gmail <ohiobirder103 AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Mon, 27 Jun 2016 07:55:04 -0400
Sorry all, forgot the exact location. This was on US 315 just north of 
Bean-Oller road. Ebird checklist: 

http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S30412106

Steve Landes

> On Jun 27, 2016, at 7:39 AM, Gmail  wrote:
> 
> Hi all, 
> I ha a huge surprise early this morning! As it was just getting light (fairly 
overcast) I came upon a bird flying south to north over the road. It 
immediately struck me as a heron, but smaller than a great blue. I was driving 
in the same direction and pulled up even with it as it flew, pulled over and 
got my bins. I immediately noticed the trailing yellow legs, dark body, black 
face with a white spot, and thick dark bill of and adult Yellow-crowned Night 
Heron. The bird quickly flew into the trees along the river and out of sight to 
the northeast. Not sure if this bird is relocate-able, but this is certainly a 
summer resident and in a viable nesting habitat. Would be awesome to explore 
the area of the river near here for a nest. 

> 
> Steve Landes

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Subject: YCNH- Delaware Co
From: Gmail <ohiobirder103 AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Mon, 27 Jun 2016 07:39:10 -0400
Hi all, 
I ha a huge surprise early this morning! As it was just getting light (fairly 
overcast) I came upon a bird flying south to north over the road. It 
immediately struck me as a heron, but smaller than a great blue. I was driving 
in the same direction and pulled up even with it as it flew, pulled over and 
got my bins. I immediately noticed the trailing yellow legs, dark body, black 
face with a white spot, and thick dark bill of and adult Yellow-crowned Night 
Heron. The bird quickly flew into the trees along the river and out of sight to 
the northeast. Not sure if this bird is relocate-able, but this is certainly a 
summer resident and in a viable nesting habitat. Would be awesome to explore 
the area of the river near here for a nest. 


Steve Landes
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Subject: UrbanAlumCreek,Columbus,6-26:warblers,White-thr.Sparrow
From: rob thorn <robthorn AT EARTHLINK.NET>
Date: Mon, 27 Jun 2016 06:13:05 -0400
I did an extensive bike trip along the middle section of the Alum Creek 
Greenway yesterday morning, and despite some flooded sections of the trail 
(which will be worse today), managed to get almost the entire length between 
Innis Park and the Oxbow of 3-Creeks. This is the most urban part of an urban 
greenbelt, but it still had decent resident birds. Highlights included: 


Willow Flycatchers - they're still hanging on in the meadows down near St 104 
and the Oxbow area 

Acadian Flycatchers - singles were in the most grown-back forest patches in 
both these areas 

Vireos - plenty of Warbling and Red-eyed all along the trail, despite limited 
habitat for the latter. 

Wood Thrushes - many at Oxbow (which is the largest forest block), but none 
anywhere else 

Parula Warbler - singers along most of the trail; they've become as common as 
Yellow-throated 

Yellow-throated Warbler - plenty of them, with 7-8 over the entire stretch
Yellow Warbler - lots down around St 104 (same habitat as Willow Flycatcher)
Black&White Warbler - 1 male was singing at Innis, but no evidence of a female 
or nest 

Com.Yellowthroat - 2 singers down near St. 104 underpass and Oxbow
White-throated Sparrow - an anomalous bird was singing at Innis. It's the first 
summering bird I've had anywhere along this greenbelt, despite sizeable 
wintering flocks 

Orchard Oriole - a few were below Innis Park, but none were down in the 
southern parts of the greenbelt 


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Subject: Hoover Reservoir, Delaware County-Franklin County
From: Charles Bombaci <cbombaci AT ATT.NET>
Date: Sun, 26 Jun 2016 20:21:26 +0000
 Shaune Skinner and I had the H.M.S. Hoover out in today's heat to search for 
new Prothonotary Warbler territories. We scouted the east shore of Hoover 
Reservoir from Lake of the Woods south to the inlets at Area S, then we crossed 
to the west shore to check areas with potential habitat from Area E north to 
the Red Bank Launch Area.  Over the years we had never covered these areas and 
now we wonder how many Prothonotary Warbler territories we missed. We were able 
to pinpoint 12 territories out of 16 singing males. When added to the 
previously located territories the conclusion is that the Prothonotaries are 
having a very good year. 


Almost all the observed male Prothonotories graced us by coming out into the 
open and showing off from an advantageous perch. Shaune used a lot of her 
camera's memory card today. At multiple locations we had both the male and 
female foraging to feed their young. One interesting nest site was in an old 
woodpecker hole in a Black Willow  tree about 30 feet out into the reservoir. 
The adults would fly to the flora on shore and return to the nest time after 
time. The kids best learn to fly quickly or take swimming lessons. 


Red-headed Woodpeckers were also in good numbers. We observed them at 8 sites, 
usually bringing food t the nest. This year Shaune and I have located about 30 
Red-headed Woodpecker nest sites at Hoover. They seem to be everywhere. From 
other posting I sense some others are having difficulty locating the species. 
Could the problem stem from something affecting the ecology of the areas? 


Overall we observed about 60 species today. Not up to par with a spring 
migration's day but still decent for birding by boat. 

Charlie Bombaci


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Subject: Bike 'N Bird Dickcissels Lorain County
From: Chris Pierce <c.pierce AT ATT.NET>
Date: Sun, 26 Jun 2016 15:12:10 -0400
Did a nice long ride and started the return home riding north  on Island Rd. 
When I got to the ditch south of Capel, I heard 4 Dickcissels calling. By the 
time I got to Capel Rd., the total was 9. Another 3 were heard on Capel as I 
rode east , and I picked up 3 more on S. Reed thanks to Gabe Leidy' s post from 
yesterday. So the total was 15, a record for me in Ohio. 


Also heard, Swamp, Grasshopper and Savannah Sparrows, Bobolinks and a couple 
warblers , Common Yellowthroat and American Redstart. 

 

See you on the trails,
Chris Pierce 
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Subject: Blendon Woods-Summer Birds
From: "Simpson, Bruce" <simpson AT METROPARKS.NET>
Date: Sun, 26 Jun 2016 13:57:54 -0400
  Blendon Woods Metro Park is located in the northeast corner of Columbus
off of I 270 & Rte 161. Take the Little Turtle Way exit

  Below is a list of some of the Birds seen in the last week

           Goldenrod Trail
               Tanagers
                  Scarlet
                  Summer
               Warblers
                 C Yellowthroat
                 Ovenbird
              Vireos
                 Yellow-throated
                 Red-eyed
             N Flicker
             E Bluebird-nesting in Boxes
             Indigo Bunting
             Chimney Swift-possible nesting in Chimney Swift Tower

        Thoreau Lake
             Mallard-male, female, Ducklings
             Wood Duck-male, female,Ducklings
             Belted Kingfisher
             Heron
                Great Blue
                Green
            E Phoebe-2 pair with young
            E Kingbird-pair
            Swallows
              Bank
              N Rough-winged
           Spotted Sandpiper-pair
           Warblers
              C Yellowthroat
              Yellow
           Cedar Waxwing
           Great Egret

       Lake Trail
           Pileated Woodpecker
           Warblers
              Hooded
              C Yellowthroat
           Flycatchers
              Acadian
              E Wood Peewee
              Great Crested
          Indigo Bunting-adults with young
          Blue-gray Gnatcatcher

      Brookside Trail
          Wood Thrush
          Louisiana Waterthrush
          Red-eyed Vireo
          Scarlet Tanager

     Hickory Ridge Trail
          Warblers
              Hooded
              Ovenbird
          Wood Thrush-nest just off trail at eye level

    Ripple Rock Trail
          Louisiana Waterthrush

   Sugarbush Trail
          Warblers
             Yellow-throated
             Ovenbird
             Hooded
             C Yellowthroat
         Cuckoos-beginning of trail
             Black-billed
             Yellow-billed

    Nature Center
          Ruby-throated Hummingbird
          Hairy Woodpecker
          Turkeys
          Indigo Bunting
          Carolina Wren

   Chimney Swift Towers
          Nature Center-Amphitheater
          Thoreau Lake
          Goldenrod Trail
          Picnic area

   Turkeys-everywhere
          We have observed 6 different females with young (polts)
             Bird Feeders
                Nature Center
                East Blind-Thoreau Lake
                Ranger Station

               Blendon Woods Metro Park in Columbus
                   Nature Center
                      614-895-6221

                 Bruce Simpson-Naturalist at Blendon Woods Metro Park in
Columbus

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Subject: Video of Acadian Flycatcher
From: Matthew Valenic <mmvalencic AT ROADRUNNER.COM>
Date: Sat, 25 Jun 2016 20:34:37 -0400
Flycatchers don't have to be hard to identify . if they will just sing or
call for us!  Some good fortune and a little patience helped me get this
video today while walking the dog in the woods.  Please bear with the shaky
first 12 seconds - it gets steady, I promise!
https://www.flickr.com/photos/85567104 AT N05/



If this is a new bird for you, try watching the video a few times while
looking at the bird in your field guide.  It will help you remember the
call.  You will find this flycatcher IN THE WOODS which helps separate it
from the Willow and Alder (they like successional fields and shrubby, wet
areas).  It will become "a new friend" the next time you walk in the woods.



Matt Valencic

Geauga County


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Subject: Summer Tanager Erie County
From: jen brumfield <elfin_skimmer AT HOTMAIL.COM>
Date: Sat, 25 Jun 2016 18:19:25 +0000
Dan G and I had a Summer Tanager singing at Erie Sand Barrens in Erie County 

Jen Brumfield 
Cleveland, OH

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Subject: Hoover-Alum,6-24: cuckoo, warblers
From: rob thorn <robthorn AT EARTHLINK.NET>
Date: Sat, 25 Jun 2016 06:29:12 -0400
Several quick stops at selected spots along these two reservoirs north of 
Columbus found that the storm had changed little other than the water levels. 
Waterbirds were still largely AWOL, other than the increasingly common 
cormorants. Stops at Sunbury causeway, Mudhen Marsh & Oxbow at Hoover, and New 
Galena at Alum Creek Lake did, however, produce interesting resident landbirds, 
including, 


Yellow-billed cuckoos - calling birds at Mudhen and New Galena proved that 
they're still active here 

SWallows - good numbers of Trees and Cliffs with fledglings were at Sunbury 
causeway, Oxbow, and New Galena. A few Martins were at colonies both at Alum 
Creek Dam and at Grace Bretheren Church 

Wood Thrushes - several were singing at New Galena, where the second growth is 
finally meeting their liking 

Prothonotary Warblers - 2 were still singing at Oxbow and another at Sunbury; 
the Oxbow birds apparently had a failed nest, and perhaps were gearing up for a 
re-try. 

Blue-winged Warbler - 1 male was singing along the trails at New Galena, a spot 
where they've bred occasionally. 

Black&White Warbler - 1 male was singing at Sunbury causeway, a new location 
for this summer vagrant 


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Subject: Request for info on the Loggerhead Kingbird sighting
From: Matthew Valenic <mmvalencic AT ROADRUNNER.COM>
Date: Fri, 24 Jun 2016 21:44:34 -0400
Does anyone know anything about this sighting near the intersection of I-71
/ I-270?  Looks like an easy place to get to.



Thanks in advance,



Matt Valencic

Geauga county


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Subject: Red-breasted Merganser - OSU
From: Matthew Shumar <ohiobba2mbs AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Fri, 24 Jun 2016 18:46:47 -0400
To my surprise I saw a male Red-breasted Merganser on OSU campus this
evening. The bird, an adult male, was foraging near a Double-crested
Cormorant on the Olentangy River under the Woody Hayes bridge (by the
stadium). I just had my phone, which has a crummy camera, but the image can
be seen on my eBird checklist here:

http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S30374970

I watched the bird feed (with good looks) for ~10 minutes. I haven't
encountered a RBME around this date in previous years.

~Matt

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Research Associate / Project Coordinator
Ohio Breeding Bird Atlas II
Columbus, Ohio

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Subject: REMINDER / Beaver Creek Wildlife Eduaction Center Invitation
From: robert lane <ohiomagpie AT HOTMAIL.COM>
Date: Fri, 24 Jun 2016 12:49:39 +0000
Once again we would like to put out our annual invitation to the birding 
community, to come and visit The Beaver Creek Wildlife Education Center in 
Columbiana County. We will be the volunteer hosts at The Center tomorrow 
Saturday, June 25th, from 1PM to 5PM. Over 350 bird and mammal mounts are on 
display in natural settings. If you were to take an Ohio Division of Wildlife 
"Birds of Ohio" field checklist, you would be able to find bird mounts of 187 
species on the list, including Passenger Pigeon. The newest addition to the 
Ohio birds collection is a breathtakingly beautiful male Harlequin Duck. First 
time visitors to The Center will be amazed to find full sized mounts of mammals 
including Musk Oxen, Mountain Goat, Grizzly Bears, Mountain Lions, Bighorn 
Sheep, Timber Wolves, and Caribou, just to name a few. The Center is located at 
12798 Echo Dell Road, East Liverpool, Ohio, at the entrance to Beaver Creek 
State Park. Visit the website at 
(www.beavercreekwildlife.org). Normal 
visiting hours are Saturday and Sunday from 1PM to 5PM. Of note; this past 
Saturday morning we presented a two hour Raptor/Birds Of Prey Program with 46 
enthusiastic attendees. If you have any questions, contact me, Bob Lane at 
(330-531-3127) or at (ohiomagpie AT hotmail.com). We guarantee, if you are willing 
to make the drive to this corner of Ohio, you won't be disappointed with what 
you find here! 



Bob and Denise Lane




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Subject: AlumLake,6-22:GreenHerons,OrchardOriole
From: rob thorn <robthorn AT EARTHLINK.NET>
Date: Thu, 23 Jun 2016 20:57:11 -0400
A quick trip to the southern accesses of Alum Creek Lake (north of Columbus) 
yesterday found little in the way of waterbirds and plenty of landbird 
residents. There's no cicada hatch here, so I could actually hear myself and 
the birds. The beach had a small flock of gulls, mostly Ring-bills, but plus 1 
Herring. Other notables included: 


Green Herons - two, one near the beach, the other near New Galena
Cormorants - 2-3 Double-crested, probably commuters from the Columbus colony
Yellow-billed Cuckoo - a singer at near the Visitors' Center proved they 
haven't all gone chasing cicadas 

Acadian Flycatchers - good showing, with birds at most of the forest blocks 
around the southern end of the reservoir 

Willow Flycatchers - could only find 2, both in the scrub east of the Visitors' 
Center 

Swallows - all the expected ones, including a few Martins around the colony at 
the dam 

Warblers - nothing but the expected Yellow and Common Yellowthroats
Orchard Oriole - a first-year male near the Visitor's Center continues a good 
showing by this species 


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Subject: Western Meadowlark - Clark County
From: Doug Overacker <cdoveracker AT WOH.RR.COM>
Date: Thu, 23 Jun 2016 10:09:34 -0400
As has been reported, the Western Meadowlark was seen in Clark County this
morning. It is along Moorefield Road just east of Baldwin Lane. This is just
east of Buck Creek State Park. There is enough room to pull off the road at
the intersection of Moorefield Road and Baldwin Lane. The meadowlark was
singing along the road to the east of this intersection. It was sitting on
the power lines part of the time. There were also Eastern Meadowlarks
singing in the area. The Blue Grosbeak was seen west of the intersection and
then north on Baldwin Lane while we were there. A Grasshopper Sparrow was
sitting on the fence due south of Baldwin Lane. We also saw a Bobolink
sitting in the pasture southeast of the intersection.

Doug Overacker

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Subject: Western meadowlark continues (Clarke Co)
From: "cwinstead AT earthlink.net" <cwinstead@EARTHLINK.NET>
Date: Thu, 23 Jun 2016 08:55:53 -0400
The Western Meadowlark that Stefan Minnig found yesterday at the corner of 
Moorefield and Baldwin Roads is still here, as is the Blue Grosbeak. 


Carl Winstead
Westerville

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Subject: Re: Black Tern
From: Steve Jones <sjlarue1 AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Wed, 22 Jun 2016 15:57:41 -0400
Check amongst the Killdeer for other shorebirds.  I had two Dunlin and a
couple Least Sandpipers last week.  Heard before I saw.

Steve J
On Jun 22, 2016 3:20 PM, "Doreene Linzell"  wrote:

> Ron Sempier is reporting that one Black Tern is still at Big Island 'west
> side of middle pond'. He also said that the water levels are low and if
> they stay that way, there will be good shorebird habitat.
>
> Doreene Linzell
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Subject: Black Tern
From: Doreene Linzell <dlinzell611 AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Wed, 22 Jun 2016 15:20:08 -0400
Ron Sempier is reporting that one Black Tern is still at Big Island 'west
side of middle pond'. He also said that the water levels are low and if
they stay that way, there will be good shorebird habitat.

Doreene Linzell

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Subject: Interesting summer birds, Muskingum County
From: Robert Evans <benbovas AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Wed, 22 Jun 2016 12:45:18 -0400
This time of year I do much of my birding by ear. So I was delighted to
hear a couple species that had not reported their presence to me lately.

I had not heard either Louisiana waterthrush or cerulean warbler lately
(for about a month), so I was surprised and delighted to hear them as Jane
and I took our almost daily hike this morning around the property, over the
hilltop field and back through the wooded ravines. Both species chimed in
just as we entered the deep wooded hollow at the south end.

Other warblers have been heard regularly: yellow, common yellowthroat,
hooded and ovenbird. I haven't heard the strange-singing blue-winged
lately, but I haven't spent much time in that part of the field either. The
din of the cicadas is waning, and berry-picking around that sector may
reveal that he (they) are still there. As near as I can tell we don't have
chats this year, which is unusual.

We do have all three mimids, plenty of catbirds and mockers, and a thrasher
was calling in doublets from the top of the maple out back yesterday -
always makes me smile.

Yesterday afternoon I decided to go pick wild black raspberries for an hour
or so, since they are just becoming ripe here, and I have to be gone on
business next week when they may be at peak. (It was ever thus.) As I
worked my way along the field edge, a yellow-billed cuckoo with a cicada in
its mouth hopped up on a branch, not 15 feet away, and started chattering
at me. There may have been a nest nearby. I mowed and trimmed the narrow
trail around that portion of the edge about three weeks ago, anticipating
the berry harvest, but I don't walk it regularly. It is now mostly
re-over-grown, but passable enough with a pair of hand-pruners. I regard
encounters with cuckoos along this path to be part of the harvest. Last
year I had a similarly close encounter near to there with a black-billed
(but not in association with cicadas.)

About the only unusual species regularly present this year is red-headed
woodpecker. I hear them often in the wooded hollow just north of the house.
I always see them at our place or in the nearby countryside, five or six
times a year. But this year it is right out my back door, and almost daily.
I suspect they are nesting in one of the snags left from the derecho's
devastation four years ago. But it's like a jungle in that part of the
property, and I haven't cleared any trails there since that storm. Still,
our usual five species of woodpeckers have become six. (All the usual Ohio
species except sapsucker, for those of you keeping score at home...)

Other than that, the summer is presenting the usual sights and delights.

Bob Evans
Geologist, etc.
Hopewell Township, Muskingum

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Subject: WESTERN MEADOWLARK - Clark County, Near Buck Creek SP, 6/22/16, 7:15am
From: Stefan Minnig <stefanminnig AT HOTMAIL.COM>
Date: Wed, 22 Jun 2016 13:13:46 +0000
Hello,


A Western Meadowlark was present this morning in a fenced cow pasture at the 
intersection of Moorefield Road and Baldwin Lane, near Buck Creek State Park in 
Clark County this morning, still singing when I left at 7:15am. I took a few 
photos and recorded the call. 



http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S30341099


Also present was a Blue Grosbeak in a clump of trees just opposite the 
intersection, as well as calling Savannah Sparrows, Bobolink and a Grasshopper 
Sparrow. 



Please note that Moorefield Road in this area has very little berm and caution 
should be exercised, as vehicles pass at a high rate of speed. 



Stefan Minnig

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Subject: Scissor-tailed Flycatcher report in eBird
From: Paul Hurtado <paul.j.hurtado AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Tue, 21 Jun 2016 19:12:06 -0700
FYI, in case you can go check it out! :-)

...
Scissor-tailed Flycatcher (Tyrannus forficatus) (1)
- Battelle Darby Creek Metro Park--Wet Prairie Teal and Harrier Trails,
Franklin, Ohio
- Map:

http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=39.9176362,-83.2083893&ll=39.9176362,-83.2083893 

- Checklist: http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S30330048
- Comments: "Intersection of Teal and Harrier Trails.  Flew from willow
scrub toward ENE.  Light colored slender bird with very long tail, twice
the length of body.  Followed with binoculars until it was lost in the
distance.  Never stopped flying once it took off.  Never split tail.  First
glance made me think of bird trailing long reeds from mouth until bins
showed it to be tail."

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Subject: Territorial Male Lawrence's Warbler / Columbiana County
From: robert lane <ohiomagpie AT HOTMAIL.COM>
Date: Tue, 21 Jun 2016 23:50:13 +0000
Today, Tuesday, about 3:00PM, we went in search of what would be a life bird 
for both of us, the Lawrence's Warbler Jeff Harvey had found early Sunday 
morning. Immediately upon arriving at the site, there it was, the all glowing 
yellow beauty with it's jet black eye-patch and throat, along with a female 
Blue-winged Warbler. Both birds moved back and forth across the road appearing 
to be on territory. Our first look and best viewing was on the north side, high 
bank side, of the road. The Lawrence's was sometimes vocal, singing what seemed 
to be very similar to the Blue-winged/Golden-winged hybrid song on Track 4 of 
The Division of Wildlife "Warblers of Ohio" CD. To reach The Sheepskin Hollow 
State Nature Preserve location, go east a total of 2.4 miles from the 
intersection with SR170 on Pancake-Clarkson Road (TR1031), after crossing the 
bridge over Little Beaver Creek, continue thru the underpass and go clear to 
the top of the hill to the signed Sheepskin parking lot on the right. Park and 
walk down the road to the east a couple hundred feet, you are now directly 
under the high tension line. The Pennsylvania State line is another 0.3 mile to 
the east at the unmarked road intersection, no Ohio, no Pennsylvania state line 
signs. If you wish to see The Sheepskin Hollow gorge, return back down the hill 
0.8 mile to the underpass area and park along the road, and walk south along 
the old railroad bed about a half mile to the trail on the left, that goes down 
into the rocky hollow. Of note, on our way home, on Little Beaver Creek just 
west of the town of Fredericktown, on Old Fredericktown Road, we had a Common 
Merganser family consisting of mom and fifteen, nearly full sized kids. 



Bob and Denise Lane / Mahoning County

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Subject: Swallows playing with a feather
From: Ken Andrews <ken.hikes AT HOTMAIL.COM>
Date: Tue, 21 Jun 2016 14:36:41 -0400
I have seen people post about this behavior in the past. I was able to see it 
for myself this morning. 


I was at Kendall Lake this morning in the Cuyahoga Valley. I saw two barn 
swallows dropping/catching a downy feather near the lake. These birds are such 
fantastic flyers. Seeing them playing with the feather was even more fun. At 
one point one of the swallows landed near the edge of the lake on the grass 
where there were Canada Geese. The swallow picked up a big goose feather for a 
moment. The brown feather was bigger than the swallow. But, it quickly 
abandoned it for a smaller downy one. 


I think they are nesting somewhere in the stone building. There is a nest on 
the side of the building. But, the birds kept going down below where the 
restrooms were located. 


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Subject: injured pileated recovers, released.
From: Joe Faulkner <joeinthewoods AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Tue, 21 Jun 2016 09:15:07 -0400
the young pileated who could not hold up its head yesterday, was a lot
better this morning.  there was still a slight tilt to the left, but we
deemed that it was worth a try to see if it could fly.  We are not in the
habit of picking up young birds.  this one was clearly unable to fly, and
not just because of its age.  When we released it, (it actually got away as
we were about to release it), it quickly gained altitude, banked to the
left and disappeared into the woods.  Chances of survival are above 90%.  I
hear mom or dad every day, so they might reunite.  That seems very likely.
     Last night I was quite worried about this little guy, but today, feel
much better.  The Pileated woodpeckers nest near our homes every year, and
it's great having them as part of our natural environment out here in our
60 acre woods.
     Photos available.

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Subject: Re: young pileated woodpecker in hand
From: Manon Van Schoyck <mvs AT OHIONATURE.ORG>
Date: Tue, 21 Jun 2016 08:58:28 -0400
Go to www.owra.org for a list of rehabilitators near you. Good luck and thanks 
for caring. 

                                                Manon VanSchoyck
                                                OWRA Board Member

-----Original Message-----
From: Ohio birds [mailto:OHIO-BIRDS AT LISTSERV.MIAMIOH.EDU] On Behalf Of Joe 
Faulkner 

Sent: Monday, June 20, 2016 9:05 PM
To: OHIO-BIRDS AT LISTSERV.MIAMIOH.EDU
Subject: [Ohio-birds] young pileated woodpecker in hand

 I just had a young pileated woodpecker in my hands, and have two holes in my 
arm to prove it. He appears to have an injured neck or perhaps a head injury 
from a window strike. About two hours ago, one of his parents flew around me 
three times. Could not explain that until now. It is my 

guess that what ever injury happened over two hours ago.   He was found
trying to fly up the drive, but could manage only a few yards at a time.

 The young bird is presently resting in a pet carrier, and we will reassess in 
the morning. I'm guessing there is a slight possibility that this is like a 
concussion, and in time, the bird might recover. I'm quite willing to deliver 
this bird to the nearest rehab location, and see what can be done. I'm located 
near Somerset, in Perry County, about 50 driving miles from Columbus. 


 This is a beautiful little creature, already bigger than a dove, with a huge 
bill, capable if inflicting injury. Hope he can survive to enjoy our woods once 
again. 


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Subject: young pileated woodpecker in hand
From: Joe Faulkner <joeinthewoods AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Mon, 20 Jun 2016 21:05:03 -0400
     I just had a young pileated woodpecker in my hands, and have two holes
in my arm to prove it.  He appears to have an injured neck or perhaps a
head injury from a window strike.  About two hours ago, one of his parents
flew around me three times.  Could not explain that until now.  It is my
guess that what ever injury happened over two hours ago.   He was found
trying to fly up the drive, but could manage only a few yards at a time.

     The young bird is presently resting in a pet carrier, and we will
reassess in the morning.  I'm guessing there is a slight possibility that
this is like a concussion, and in time, the bird might recover. I'm quite
willing to deliver this bird to the nearest rehab location, and see what
can be done. I'm  located  near Somerset, in Perry County, about 50 driving
miles from Columbus.

     This is a beautiful little creature, already bigger than a dove, with
a huge bill, capable if inflicting injury. Hope he can survive to enjoy our
woods once again.

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Subject: Re: Great blue heron behavior
From: John Pogacnik <jpogacnik AT HOTMAIL.COM>
Date: Mon, 20 Jun 2016 17:58:57 +0000
Working in Northwest Ohio for years, I saw a lot of great blue herons and 
egrets land on the water. Years ago I worked on a project where we worked with 
commercial fishermen. It was not uncommon to see them drop down on the open 
lake to grab a fish. We were working the Sandusky Bay area and I saw the 
silhouette of a bird on the water. It was large with a thick bill. It wasn't 
until it got up that I saw it was a black-crowned night-heron. I saw them a few 
other times do it that spring. Needless to say i have not seen it since 
carrying a camera around. It was really a bizarre sight. 



John Pogacnik

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Subject: Re: Great blue heron behavior
From: Matthew Valenic <mmvalencic AT ROADRUNNER.COM>
Date: Mon, 20 Jun 2016 13:47:08 -0400
I observed a GBH on the water and enjoyed watching those long legs come out
of the water as it took off. They can do this but I think you should
consider yourself fortunate to observe it.

Spend enough time 'in the field' and  you see all kinds of strange stuff.
For example, I have seen or heard three large trees or big branches fall in
the woods this spring, and NOT all on windy days - go figure!

Matt Valencic
Geauga County

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Smith
Sent: Monday, June 20, 2016 1:35 PM
To: OHIO-BIRDS AT LISTSERV.MIAMIOH.EDU
Subject: [Ohio-birds] Great blue heron behavior

So far three responders have answered that they have seen the birds land on
water. One said that it floated for 2 or 3 minutes and another said they
were offshore Lake Erie and another person wrote that one landed on a small
pond for a few seconds. I guess this is not a common thing to see but not
extremely rare either.
         Thanks
          David Smith.       Harrison Cty.
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Subject: Re: Great blue heron behavior. Harrison County
From: Robert Hinkle <bob AT 10SQUIRRELS.COM>
Date: Mon, 20 Jun 2016 12:32:50 -0400
Yep !  Saw one land in Lake Erie 7-8 miles offshore while we were
walleye fishing a couple of years ago. Probably found a recently-dead
sheepshead or some other floating fishy goodie. Took right back off
again, much to the amazement of all abourd !


Bob Hinkle, Solon


On 6/19/16 5:24 PM, David Smith wrote:
> Hello,
> As I was driving across Tappan Dam today I saw a large bird flying across the 
lake when it made a sudden turn and landed on the water for maybe 2 or 3 
seconds then it flew on its previous path. It was then I saw the long legs 
trailing behind and I saw that it was a great blue heron. The water was 
probably 40 feet deep. I could not see if it caught anything. Has anyone else 
seen one do this? 

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Subject: Shorebirds we're unlikely to see...
From: Bill Whan <billwhan AT COLUMBUS.RR.COM>
Date: Mon, 20 Jun 2016 08:01:53 -0400
...and maybe that's OK.

http://www.bbc.com/news/magazine-36533469

Bill Whan, Cols

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Subject: Upland Sandpiper OSU airport
From: Douglas Bohanan <bhern34 AT SBCGLOBAL.NET>
Date: Mon, 20 Jun 2016 00:37:23 -0400
What can anyone tell me about the Upland Sandpiper at OSU airport? Where can it 
be seen from? 


-DB

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Subject: Greene County Lark Sparrows
From: Doug Overacker <cdoveracker AT WOH.RR.COM>
Date: Sun, 19 Jun 2016 21:51:29 -0400
We visited Oakes Quarry park Sunday morning and found about 5 Lark Sparrows.
We also found a nest in a small isolated shrub. The nest was near the ground
and the bush was only a couple feet tall. It contained four eggs. One of the
birds, probably the female, flushed from the nest acting injured to draw us
away. We were right next to the nest and I just looked down and saw it. We
quickly moved on and then found a male singing nearby. The park is on Route
235 just east of I675.

Doug Overacker
Springfield, Ohio

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Subject: Blendon Woods-Summer Birds
From: "Simpson, Bruce" <simpson AT METROPARKS.NET>
Date: Sun, 19 Jun 2016 18:52:05 -0400
  Blendon Woods Metro Park is located in the northeast corner of Columbus
off of Rte 161 & I 270. Take the Little Turtle Way exit

  Below is a list of some of the Birds seen in the last week

    Goldenrod Trail
     Warblers
       C Yellowthroat
       Ovenbird
       Hooded
    Tanagers
       Scarlet
       Summer
    Vireos
       Red-eyed
       Yellow-throated
    Chimney Swifts-possible nesting in our Chimney Swift tower
    Hawks
      Red-tailed
      Cooper's
    N flicker
    E Bluebird-nesting in boxes
    E Towhee
    Indigo Bunting

 Thoreau Lake
    Wood Duck-male & female with Ducklings
    Mallard-male & female with Ducklings
    Heron
      Great Blue
      Green
   Belted Kingfisher
   Yellow Warbler
   Swallows
     Tree
      Barn
      N Rough-winged
   E Kingbird-pair
   E Phoebe-at least 2 pair with young
   Spotted Sandpiper-pair
   C Yellowthroat
   Red-tailed Hawk
   Cedar Waxwing
   Chimney Swift

 LakeTrail
   Woodpeckers
     Pileated
     Hairy
   Flycatchers
     Acadian
     E Wood Peewee
     Great Crested
  Indigo Bunting-adults with young
  Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
  Carolina Wren
  Brown Thrasher

 Hickory Ridge Trail
  Flycatchers
    Acadian Flycatcher
    E Wood Peewee
    Great Crested Flycatcher
 Warblers
   Hooded
   Ovenbird
 Wood Thrush-nest just off trail-eye level

Brookside Trail
 Wood Thrush
 Louisiana Waterthrush
 Red-eyed Vireo
 Scarlet Tanager

Ripple Rock Trail
 Louisiana Waterthrush

Sugarbush Trail
  Warblers
    Ovenbird
    Yellow-throated
    Hooded
    C Yellowthroat
  Cuckoos-beginning of trail-Have been seen from the Nature Center parking
lot
   Yellow-billed
   Black-billed
 Red-shouldered Hawk

 Nature Center
  Ruby-throated hummingbird
  Hairy woodpecker
  Indigo Bunting
  Turkeys
  Carolina Wren

Overlook Trail
  Red-shouldered Hawk
  Pileated Woodpecker

Turkey-everywhere
   We have observed 6 different females with young (polts)
       Bird Feeders-they know where they all are
          Nature Center
          East Blind-Thoreau Lake
          Ranger Station

 Chimney Swift Towers-If anyone sees any activity at the nesting towers,
please contact me
    Picnic area
    Amphitheater-near Nature Center
    Goldenrod Trail
    Thoreau Lake

    Blendon Woods Metro Park in Columbus
       Nature Center
          614-895-6221

       Bruce Simpson-Naturalist at Blendon Woods Metro Perk in Columbus

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Subject: Hoover Nature Preserve, Delaware County
From: Charles Bombaci <cbombaci AT ATT.NET>
Date: Sun, 19 Jun 2016 20:57:55 +0000
  We launched the H.M.S. Hoover today and monitored the section of Hoover 
Reservoir's east shore from Twin Bridges south to Land of the Lakes. Later we 
took a side trip north of Twin Bridges to check the progress of the eaglets. 
The morning wasn't too bad with reasonable temperatures and a slight breeze. 
The afternoon was a different affair as the breeze abandoned us and the 
temperature shot up. The birds seemed to care less unlike us humans. In the 
long run the activity make it manageable. 

The Prothonotary Warblers as usual did not disappoint as we located 37. They 
are now busy going at a manic pace to feed hungry mouths. I admit to being very 
bias on this account, but to me a male Prothonotary Warbler with sunlight 
striking its breast is hard to top for sheer beauty and vivid color. Most of 
today's birds were south of the area where Dr. Tonra and the graduate students 
have been banding the Prothonotaries although there was a male with a silver 
lag band. Further north we did encounter several with the colored leg bands. At 
last report 8 of the Prothonotaries that had geolocators attached to them last 
year have been re captured and the geolocators recovered. I was informed that 
the first bird had spent the winter in Columbia. 

Red-headed Woodpeckers were in good numbers today as we saw 16 in the area we 
were monitoring. Some were soaring up from perches to catch flying insects and 
then coming back to the original perch. As they flew they were a stunning sight 
with vivid colors. For just red, white and black they are extremely handsome. 

Great Blue Herons were very active as they too have many hungry mouths to tend 
to. There are a couple of rookeries in the vicinity of Hoover Reservoir. Green 
Herons were scarce today as old a few were seen. 

We observe a Black Vulture much of the morning. Not so long ago this would have 
been a rare sight at Hoover Reservoir but now they are being seen more 
regularly and in increased numbers. 

We observed three Yellow-billed Cuckoos. Two seem to be paired and we watched 
then forage in the trees at the water's edge. This often elusive species was 
anything but today. 

Cliff Swallow are feeding hatchlings under every bridge at Hoover. Several 
colonies numbered up to 100 nests made of mud and adhering to the bridge 
structure. Little heads were poking out waiting for the next meal. 

We tallied 63 species, most of which are currently feeding this year's young. 
The variety was very diverse and seemed to have something for everyone. 

Charlie BombaciHoover Nature Preserve

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Subject: Beaver Creek Wildlife Education Center Invitation
From: robert lane <ohiomagpie AT HOTMAIL.COM>
Date: Sun, 19 Jun 2016 15:47:19 +0000
We would like to put out our annual invitation to the birding community, to 
come and visit The Beaver Creek Wildlife Education Center in Columbiana County. 
We will be the volunteer hosts at The Center this upcoming Saturday, June 25th, 
from 1PM to 5PM. Over 350 bird and mammal mounts are on display in natural 
settings. If you were to take an Ohio Division of Wildlife "Birds of Ohio" 
field checklist, you would be able to find bird mounts of 187 species on the 
list, including Passenger Pigeon. The newest addition to the Ohio birds 
collection is a breathtakingly beautiful male Harlequin Duck. First time 
visitors to The Center will be amazed to find full sized mounts of mammals 
including Musk Oxen, Mountain Goat, Grizzly Bears, Mountain Lions, Bighorn 
Sheep, Timber Wolves, and Caribou, just to name a few. The Center is located at 
12798 Echo Dell Road, East Liverpool, Ohio, at the entrance to Beaver Creek 
State Park. Visit the website at 
(www.beavercreekwildlife.org). Normal 
visiting hours are Saturday and Sunday from 1PM to 5PM. Of note; yesterday 
morning we presented a two hour Raptor/Birds Of Prey Program with 46 
enthusiastic attendees. If you have any questions, contact me, Bob Lane at 
(330-531-3127) or at (ohiomagpie AT hotmail.com). I will send a reminder later in 
the week. We guarantee, if you are willing to make the drive to this corner of 
Ohio, you won't be disappointed with what you find here! 



Bob and Denise Lane

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Subject: Male Lawrence's Warbler / Columbiana County
From: robert lane <ohiomagpie AT HOTMAIL.COM>
Date: Sun, 19 Jun 2016 13:50:35 +0000
Jeff Harvey reports that this morning, Sunday, from about 7:30AM to about 
8:30AM, at Sheepskin Hollow State Nature Preserve, he saw and photographed a 
brilliantly colored male Lawrence's Warbler. The plumage was bright yellow with 
the black eye-patch and black throat. The bird would show itself when any of 
the following songs were played; Blue-winged, Golden-winged, or Prairie. This 
has been a traditional Prairie Warbler and Blue-winged Warbler site. To reach 
this location, go east about 2.5 miles from the intersection of SR170 and 
Pancake-Clarkson Road (TR1031), after crossing the bridge over Little Beaver 
Creek, continue thru the underpass and go clear to the top of the hill to the 
signed Sheepskin parking lot on the right. Park and walk down the road a couple 
hundred feet, you are now directly under the high tension line. Check the open 
areas on both sides of the road. The Pennsylvania State Line is another half 
mile to the east. If you wish to see The Sheepskin Hollow gorge, return back 
down the hill to the underpass area, park along the road, and walk south along 
the old railroad bed about a half mile to the trail on the left into the rocky 
hollow. Worm-eating Warbler, Blue-winged Warbler, and Louisiana Waterthrush 
were here earlier this morning. Golden-crowned Kinglets nest in the pines by 
The Pancake Bridge over Little Beaver Creek. Great find Jeff!!! 



Bob Lane / Mahoning County

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Subject: Areas M and N, Hoover Nature Preserve, Galena, Delaware County
From: Charles Bombaci <cbombaci AT ATT.NET>
Date: Sat, 18 Jun 2016 20:57:15 +0000
 This morning the Big Walnut Nature Club sponsored an Osprey program at the 
boardwalk at Area M. The Osprey were in fine form with five flying about and 
perching on dead trees in the area. There were multiple close flyovers that 
provided several of our visitors excellent photo opportunities. This year the 
Osprey decided to be different. Instead of using the nest platforms they 
constructed natural nests. One nest is on the small island next to Platform #1 
and the second is at the top of a tree in Area N to the east of the old 
roadbed. There are several additional nests at Hoover Reservoir this year and 
they too are natural nests rather than being built on the man-provided 
platforms. A special thanks to the Westerville Wild Birds Unlimited and Dan 
Hall for providing a spotting scope and helping make the morning a success. 

Not to be outdone there were six male Prothonotary Warblers singing between the 
Area M parking lot and the end of the boardwalk where we set up the spotting 
scopes. One female landed on the boardwalk slightly behind the group watching 
the Osprey. She was seen leading birders and photographers along the boardwalk 
as she gleaned food for her brood. As an extra touch she was one of the 
Prothonotary Warblers banded at the preserve. A second banded Prothonotary was 
observed near the entrance to the boardwalk. 

A few other observations from the boardwalk were Cliff Swallows, Green Heron, 
Bald Eagle, Double Crested Cormorants and Baltimore Orioles. 

Later a few of us checked activity off the old roadbed in Area N. My highlight 
was observing Prothonotary Warblers coming and going to feed their hatchlings 
in a couple of my nest boxes. Those along with others singing a flitting about 
totaled 16 Prothonotary Warblers along the old roadbed, several with the new 
leg bands. In additional several Red-headed Woodpeckers were putting on a show 
for us. From an advantageous perch they would lift off and soar up to snatch an 
insect and then return to the perch. In the sunlight the white of their wings 
were like flashes of a flag in a drill team routine. They are indeed impressive 
and beautiful birds. A few other species present in Area N were Yellow-billed 
Cuckoo, Great Crested Flycatchers, Warbling Vireos, Baltimore Orioles, Osprey, 
Red-eyed Vireos, Wood Thrush and I heard but couldn't locate a Northern Parula. 

A morning well spent with great company, participants and visitors alike, as I 
saw several people I had not seen for a while. 

Charlie BombaciHoover Nature PreserveDelaware County


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Subject: Western Meadowlark
From: Doreene Linzell <dlinzell611 AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Sat, 18 Jun 2016 12:35:45 -0400
Following up on an ebird report by John Herman of two days ago, we both saw
and heard the Western Meadowlark about 11:15.  The bird is in the far
northeastern corner of Richland Co. It is in the southeast corner of the
intersection of Noble Rd and Townline Rd. It was first seen from Townline
Rd. But, we saw and heard it from Noble Rd. We saw it on a fence post - the
second post to the east of a small shed. It does move around.

Doreene Linzell
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Subject: Bike 'N Bird 2016 - Dickcissels in Lorain County
From: Chris <c.pierce AT ATT.NET>
Date: Sat, 18 Jun 2016 10:50:05 -0400
The Cicada strewn roads of Lorain County were full of birds during  this
mornings bike ride.

I had 35 species including 5 kinds of flycatchers, 5 sparrow species and
a highlight of 4 Dickcissels

on Island Rd. Two of them were south of the Island and Capel Rd.
intersection near the ditch, and the other

two were at that intersection. One was perched on a wire and calling
continuously.


See you on the trails,

Chris Pierce

N. Olmsted OH

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Subject: Dragonflies
From: Casey Tucker <tuckercasey AT HOTMAIL.COM>
Date: Fri, 17 Jun 2016 18:56:31 -0400
Hi Folks,
I'm sending this announcement out (see link below) because I know a lot of you 
like to search for dragonflies in addition to birds during the summer months. I 
apologize if this has already been sent previously. 

http://w3.marietta.edu/~odonata/news/survey_2016.html
The nice thing is that you can submit photo records now, whereas in the past a 
collected specimen was necessary to document occurrence. So if you like to 
photograph dragonflies and damselflies this is a good opportunity for you. 

Check it out, contact Bob Glotzhober if you're interested, and attend the Ohio 
Odonata Society (OOS) meeting on July 30th. 

Kind Regards,
Casey TuckerAdjunct InstructorBiology/Environmental ScienceCentral Ohio 
Technical Collegetucker.468 AT cotc.edu 

DirectorAmerican Avian Conservation & Research 
Institutehttp://tuckercasey.wix.com/aacri-birdstuckercasey AT hotmail.com 




                                          
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Subject: Red-headed woodpeckers in Wayne Co
From: Randy Rowe <rowe926 AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Fri, 17 Jun 2016 10:12:48 -0400
If anyone wants to see red-headed woodpeckers, the place to go is along
Messner Rd. in the Killbuck Wildlife Area in Wayne county south of Wooster.
This is a wetland area with hundreds of dead trees. They are almost
guaranteed there - several in fact.

Randy Rowe, Wooster

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Subject: Re: Read Headed Woodpecker
From: Brian Tinker <brian.c.tinker AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Fri, 17 Jun 2016 08:58:04 -0400
On my last visit to the Station Road trailhead at Towpath Trail in
Brecksville on June 4th, I saw 4 different red-headed woodpeckers. One was
in the in the swamp area near the trailhead (where I've previously seen
two, and there's a confirmed nest), one was on the tree adjacent to the
bald eagle nest, and two were in the meadow as I was returning from viewing
the bald eagle nest. It's certainly possible some of these were the same
bird, but they were spread out over a distance of about  3/4 mile.
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S30072576

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Subject: RHWP-Delaware County Residence
From: Tania Perry <tania.rae.perry AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Fri, 17 Jun 2016 00:36:57 -0400
I am excited and fortunate to say that I am currently seeing 3 different
RHWP's feeding regularly at my feeders/suet this year. The first one
appeared around the end of March but for the past few months they r showing
up daily.
The Red Bellies and Red Heads have been displaying a vocal, drumming and
aerial tactics of an all out war for, "this is my suet cake today."
I've have lived at my current location for 14 years and for the past 5-6
haven't seen any sightings. This has been a great surprise. I am keeping my
fingers crossed that I may see some young ones in tow as the adults
continue to feed at my buffet.
I have had young HWP's and DWP's this past week and a Pileated who shows up
a couple of times a month as well.
I never grow tired of watching this amazing gift!
Thanks Paul and Bill for the reminder and wise encouragement to report.
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Subject: RHWP
From: Bill Whan <billwhan AT COLUMBUS.RR.COM>
Date: Thu, 16 Jun 2016 19:00:47 -0400
Subject: Red Headed Woodpecker
Date: Thu Jun 16 2016 16:45 pm
From: paulgraham AT wowway.com

  I think it's important to report anytime one of these is observed (and 
I see them so infrequently):  Anyway I saw one today along Middleboro 
Road, in Warren County, just east/northeast of Fort Ancient State 
Memorial.  This location was probably around 3 miles north of the SR 350 
and Middleboro Road intersection.  I was able to pull off the road and 
watch it working in 3 trees.  Always a thrill to see a RHWP!

Paul Graham

Paul's right. This beauty has become a tough bird to find, though it was 
once called "the most abundant and best known of all our woodpeckers" in 
Wheaton's Birds of Ohio (1882). Trautman counted as many as 40 a day 
found as traffic roadkills during Ohio surveys during the 1920s and 
‘30s. Farmers regarded them as an agricultural pest and shot them. Their 
nest sites in dead trees and poles are far more often quickly removed. 
Cutting rural tree stands, especially the beech trees on which they fed 
in winter, have taken a toll. See 'em while you can.
Bill Whan

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Subject: Red Headed Woodpecker
From: Paul Graham <paulgraham AT WOWWAY.COM>
Date: Thu, 16 Jun 2016 17:45:25 -0400
 I think its important to report anytime one of these is observed (and I see 
them so infrequently): Anyway I saw one today along Middleboro Road, in Warren 
County, just east/northeast of Fort Ancient State Memorial. This location was 
probably around 3 miles north of the SR 350 and Middleboro Road intersection. I 
was able to pull off the road and watch it working in 3 trees. Always a thrill 
to see a RHWP! 

Paul Graham

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Subject: Common Moorhen Family / Columbiana County
From: robert lane <ohiomagpie AT HOTMAIL.COM>
Date: Thu, 16 Jun 2016 21:34:06 +0000
Today, Thursday, while making the rounds to some old favorite birding sites, we 
found a family of Common Moorhens where they have traditionally been in the 
past. About 1:00PM, at the wetlands at the far eastern portion of Zepernick 
Lake State Wildlife Area, was a family with three cute, half grown gallinule 
chicks. The location is on the north side of SR172, 1.3 miles east of the town 
of New Alexander (CR402-Rochester Road) or 2.2 miles west of the town of New 
Garden (SR9). Park on the south side of the road at the little bridge with the 
cable blocking it. This is a dangerous traffic area. Walk back to the west to 
the culvert and look northeast into the wetland. They should be found in the 
open water area to the right. A scope is helpful. Wood Ducks galore! Continuing 
about 5 miles to the east on SR172, we arrived once again at Guilford Lake. At 
about 2:30PM at the far eastern end of the lake, the previously reported 
breeding plumage male Ruddy Duck, along with a strikingly beautiful male Common 
Merganser, were close-by along the lake face of the dam, just south of The 
Guilford Lake Grille. Of note is the fact that just 2.5 miles to the east is 
The Middle Fork of Little Beaver Creek, one of the nesting areas for Common 
Mergansers. At about 3:00 PM, the skies darkened, and super heavy rains and 
wind blasted Guilford Lake and us. 



Bob and Denise Lane / Mahoning County

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Subject: Re: OHIO-BIRDS Digest - 14 Jun 2016 to 15 Jun 2016 (#2016-167)
From: "Shafer, Marcey" <shafer AT METROPARKS.NET>
Date: Thu, 16 Jun 2016 13:36:04 -0400
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On Jun 16, 2016 12:02 AM, "OHIO-BIRDS automatic digest system" <
LISTSERV AT listserv.miamioh.edu> wrote:

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> Date:    Wed, 15 Jun 2016 13:32:51 +0000
> From:    robert lane 
> Subject: Summer Birding In Columbiana County
>
> My wife Denise and I, would like to enlighten everyone to the birding
> opportunities in seldom birded by others, Columbiana County. Even though we
> live in Mahoning County, we reside only 0.4 of a mile north of the
> Columbiana County line. Having the advantage of growing up in the area, we
> have a Columbiana County Lifelist of 258 species. E-birders have a lot of
> catching up to do, with the present E-bird list at 215. Attached is a story
> I was asked to write for "The Bobolink" publication, back in 2010,
> detailing the variety of areas that can be explored in Columbiana County.
> Basically, the only changes to the story are that The Greenway Trail is now
> about 13 miles long, and Sean Logan is no longer the director of The Ohio
> Department of Natural Resources. Take a ride and see another part of Ohio.
> Hope to see you in the field.
>
>
> Bob Lane
>
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>       Next door, and to the east of The Bobolink Area, is the wonderfully,
> habitat diverse, and scenic Columbiana County. Over the past five summer
> seasons, during The Ohio Breeding Bird Atlas, there have been about 155
> bird species recorded. The northern half of the county is glaciated, and
> the southern half unglaciated; varying in elevation from 1446 at Round
> Knob, to 664 at the Ohio River, a change of 782 feet. The diversity of the
> county can be described as we see what borders it.
>      The rolling farmland of the western edge borders Stark and Carroll
> Counties; The Bobolink Area. In this area, along the headwaters of the
> Mahoning River, are Great Blue Heron rookeries, and some extensive marsh
> habitats, one of which, this past summer, provided the first documented
> county record of nesting Sandhill Cranes, producing two youngsters. In
> August of 2005, two Black-billed Magpies were found by my wife, Denise,
> near our hometown of Damascus. They stayed for nearly two months; being
> seen by many, including many Bobolink Area residents. Cliff Swallows can be
> found nesting on a few of the local barns.
>      The southern edge is foothills, adjacent to Jefferson County, and
> includes the 2265 acre, seldom visited, Highlandtown Lake Wildlife Area.
> This past late spring there were four Glossy Ibis seen here for several
> days. Whip-poor-will, Ruffed Grouse, and an occasional Black Vulture are
> seen here. To the south, nearby, across the county line, are nesting Common
> Ravens. A hopeful future find for the appalacian hills of Columbiana County.
>      The southeast corner is the Ohio River and the state of West
> Virginia. Here can be found: Peregrine Falcon, Osprey, Double-crested
> Cormorant, Herring and Ring-billed Gulls, and even an out of season Common
> Loon on the river.
>      Everything to the east is the state of Pennsylvania. The vast Beaver
> Creek State Park and Forest stretches along the tributaries of the Little
> Beaver Creek Wild and Scenic River. This area is nestled in rugged
> sandstone cliffs, cascading streams, and many hemlock laden hillsides and
> gorges. In May 2007, the lower portion of the Little Beaver Creek Watershed
> was dedicated as one of Audubon Ohio's Important Bird Areas. At the state
> park is a restored operating grist mill and a historic village. Remnants of
> the Sandy and Beaver Canal can be seen here and throughout the county. A
> visit to The Beaver Creek Wildlife Education Center, when in the area, is a
> must! There are over three hundred mounted birds and mammals on display, on
> weekends, May thru October. There have been 23 species of warbler recorded
> here in summer. The highlight specie of this area is the Common Merganser,
> of which, at least seven families with young were found this past season.
> Black-throated Blue Warblers are seen and heard, but nesting has not been
> confirmed. Swainson's Warbler has been reported three times in the past
> several years, but no confirmation. In the late 1960's they were reported
> from these same locations. In July 2009, a male Blackburnian Warbler was in
> the pines at the Beaver Creek State Park Campground. Golden-crowned
> Kinglets nest east of the Pancake Bridge near Sheepskin Hollow State Nature
> Preserve. Some of the other birds found in this Ohio hotspot are:
> Blue-headed Vireo, Winter Wren, Hermit Thrush, Summer Tanager, Purple
> Finch, and the following warblers: Northern Parula, Magnolia,
> Black-throated Green, Pine, Prairie, Cerulean, Worm-eating, Ovenbird, and
> Kentucky, just to name a few.
>      The northern edge completely borders Mahoning County and holds most
> of the human population. Common Nighthawks and Chimney Swifts can be found.
> At the Egypt Road Swamp are Alder Flycatcher, American Woodcock, Cedar
> Waxwing, Yellow-billed Cuckoo, and Blue-winged Teal, along with a colony of
> Baltimore Checkerspot butterflies. Hard to believe now; but in the early
> 1980's, the first nesting pair of Canada Geese recorded in the county was
> here. My, how times have changed!
>      The eastern interior of the county is comprised of some large tracts
> of reclaimed strip mines, providing all the grassland species, including
> numerous Henslow's Sparrow, Grasshopper Sparrow, Eastern Meadowlark,
> Bobolink, and sometimes Northern Harrier.
>      For bicycle enthusiasts; the eleven mile long, paved Greenway
> Multi-Purpose Trail goes thru marsh area on the north end, then thru open
> fields, then thru hemlocks, and finally thru large sycamores paralleling
> the Middle Fork of Little Beaver Creek. For those who want to combine
> birding with bicycling, this is a dream ride. Sixty species are normally
> recorded in a four hour ride. Near the Franklin Square Trailhead this past
> late spring, an adult male, Yellow-headed Blackbird, was present for three
> days, a first for the county. Nests that have been found along the trail
> are: Mute Swan, Green Heron, Pied-billed Grebe, Common Moorhen, Barred Owl,
> Wood Duck, Eastern Kingbird, Wild Turkey, Yellow-throated Warbler, and
> Spotted Sandpiper, just to name a few. About halfway along the trail is the
> Teegarden Covered Bridge Trailhead Area; at this location you transition
> from seeing and hearing Black-capped Chickadee to Carolina Chickadee. Here
> you easily find Belted Kingfisher, Cerulean Warbler, Blue-gray Gnatcatcher,
> and Baltimore Oriole. Dragonflies abound here, the three inch plus
> Dragonhunter can sometimes be found near the parking lot in late July.
>      The last area to be mentioned is our favorite birding spot: the
> Guilford Lake and Salem Reservoir Area. Most of the habitats are here, from
> large bodies of water, to extensive marshland, to sycamore and hemlock
> lined stream banks. During the present, Ohio Breeding Bird Atlas, in Block
> 53B5CW, a remarkable 123 species have been recorded. Guilford Lake has a
> beautiful State Park Campground, and has summering Double-crested
> Cormorants, and Ring-billed Gulls, along with nesting Bald Eagles, Great
> Horned Owls, and Eastern Screech-owl. The Ohio Department of Natural
> Resources Director, Sean Logan, lives here with his family. On a historic
> note is the fact that Gillford Reservoir, note the original spelling, was
> constructed about 1836 to provide water for the Sandy and Beaver Canal.
> Below and to the east of the causeway is the Depot Road Marsh. The
> Firestone Yeagley Wildlife Area Parking Lot is on Depot Road, providing
> viewing access from your vehicle. American Bittern, Least Bittern, Virginia
> Rail, Prothonotary Warbler, Marsh Wren, Swamp Sparrow, American Coot, Sora,
> and numerous Green Heron can be heard and seen here. Common Moorhen and
> Hooded Merganser families can easily be seen. At Salem Reservoir Osprey can
> be found, and in July 2009, a Forster's Tern frequented the bait shop for
> several days. Sandhill Cranes and Blue-winged Teal have summered at
> Tritten's Pond in the past. The last known Barn Owl location in Columbiana
> County is here, in an old unused barn, which is also home each year, to
> baby Turkey Vultures. They are raised each year in an old grain bin for
> about eight weeks, and then fledge from the barn at about ten weeks.
>      I hope you have enjoyed this review of Columbiana County summer
> birding opportunities and I would like to extend an invitation to all to
> come and explore an eastern neighbors' backyard.
>
> August 2010
> Bob Lane
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
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> Date:    Wed, 15 Jun 2016 09:45:22 -0400
> From:    Mary Warren 
> Subject: Re: Summer Birding In Columbiana County
>
> Take Bob up on his invitation. It is beautiful country. You won't be
> disappointed !
>
> Sent from my iPod
>
> > On Jun 15, 2016, at 9:32 AM, robert lane  wrote:
> >
> > My wife Denise and I, would like to enlighten everyone to the birding
> opportunities in seldom birded by others, Columbiana County. Even though we
> live in Mahoning County, we reside only 0.4 of a mile north of the
> Columbiana County line. Having the advantage of growing up in the area, we
> have a Columbiana County Lifelist of 258 species. E-birders have a lot of
> catching up to do, with the present E-bird list at 215. Attached is a story
> I was asked to write for "The Bobolink" publication, back in 2010,
> detailing the variety of areas that can be explored in Columbiana County.
> Basically, the only changes to the story are that The Greenway Trail is now
> about 13 miles long, and Sean Logan is no longer the director of The Ohio
> Department of Natural Resources. Take a ride and see another part of Ohio.
> Hope to see you in the field.
> >
> >
> > Bob Lane
> >
> >
> > ----------------------------------------------------------------------
> >
> >
> >      Next door, and to the east of The Bobolink Area, is the
> wonderfully, habitat diverse, and scenic Columbiana County. Over the past
> five summer seasons, during The Ohio Breeding Bird Atlas, there have been
> about 155 bird species recorded. The northern half of the county is
> glaciated, and the southern half unglaciated; varying in elevation from
> 1446 at Round Knob, to 664 at the Ohio River, a change of 782 feet. The
> diversity of the county can be described as we see what borders it.
> >     The rolling farmland of the western edge borders Stark and Carroll
> Counties; The Bobolink Area. In this area, along the headwaters of the
> Mahoning River, are Great Blue Heron rookeries, and some extensive marsh
> habitats, one of which, this past summer, provided the first documented
> county record of nesting Sandhill Cranes, producing two youngsters. In
> August of 2005, two Black-billed Magpies were found by my wife, Denise,
> near our hometown of Damascus. They stayed for nearly two months; being
> seen by many, including many Bobolink Area residents. Cliff Swallows can be
> found nesting on a few of the local barns.
> >     The southern edge is foothills, adjacent to Jefferson County, and
> includes the 2265 acre, seldom visited, Highlandtown Lake Wildlife Area.
> This past late spring there were four Glossy Ibis seen here for several
> days. Whip-poor-will, Ruffed Grouse, and an occasional Black Vulture are
> seen here.
>
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> Date:    Wed, 15 Jun 2016 09:50:37 -0400
> From:    Ken Ostermiller 
> Subject: Re: Summer Birding In Columbiana County
>
> Excellent description, Bob, of Columbiana County birding opportunities.
>
> If birders do visit this county you might try using the new Columbiana
> County Birding Drive:
> http://ohioebirdhotspots.wikispaces.com/Columbiana+County+Birding+Drive
> This birding drive provides a route and driving directions to visit five of
> the birding locations that Bob mentions. It doesn't cover every part of the
> county, but would provide a full day of birding.
>
> Ken Ostermiller
>
> Ken Ostermiller
>
> On Wed, Jun 15, 2016 at 9:32 AM, robert lane 
> wrote:
>
> > My wife Denise and I, would like to enlighten everyone to the birding
> > opportunities in seldom birded by others, Columbiana County. Even though
> we
> > live in Mahoning County, we reside only 0.4 of a mile north of the
> > Columbiana County line. Having the advantage of growing up in the area,
> we
> > have a Columbiana County Lifelist of 258 species. E-birders have a lot of
> > catching up to do, with the present E-bird list at 215. Attached is a
> story
> > I was asked to write for "The Bobolink" publication, back in 2010,
> > detailing the variety of areas that can be explored in Columbiana County.
> > Basically, the only changes to the story are that The Greenway Trail is
> now
> > about 13 miles long, and Sean Logan is no longer the director of The Ohio
> > Department of Natural Resources. Take a ride and see another part of
> Ohio.
> > Hope to see you in the field.
> >
> >
> > Bob Lane
> >
> >
> > ----------------------------------------------------------------------
> >
> >
> >       Next door, and to the east of The Bobolink Area, is the
> wonderfully,
> > habitat diverse, and scenic Columbiana County. Over the past five summer
> > seasons, during The Ohio Breeding Bird Atlas, there have been about 155
> > bird species recorded. The northern half of the county is glaciated, and
> > the southern half unglaciated; varying in elevation from 1446 at Round
> > Knob, to 664 at the Ohio River, a change of 782 feet. The diversity of
> the
> > county can be described as we see what borders it.
> >      The rolling farmland of the western edge borders Stark and Carroll
> > Counties; The Bobolink Area. In this area, along the headwaters of the
> > Mahoning River, are Great Blue Heron rookeries, and some extensive marsh
> > habitats, one of which, this past summer, provided the first documented
> > county record of nesting Sandhill Cranes, producing two youngsters. In
> > August of 2005, two Black-billed Magpies were found by my wife, Denise,
> > near our hometown of Damascus. They stayed for nearly two months; being
> > seen by many, including many Bobolink Area residents. Cliff Swallows can
> be
> > found nesting on a few of the local barns.
> >      The southern edge is foothills, adjacent to Jefferson County, and
> > includes the 2265 acre, seldom visited, Highlandtown Lake Wildlife Area.
> > This past late spring there were four Glossy Ibis seen here for several
> > days. Whip-poor-will, Ruffed Grouse, and an occasional Black Vulture are
> > seen here. To the south, nearby, across the county line, are nesting
> Common
> > Ravens. A hopeful future find for the appalacian hills of Columbiana
> County.
> >      The southeast corner is the Ohio River and the state of West
> > Virginia. Here can be found: Peregrine Falcon, Osprey, Double-crested
> > Cormorant, Herring and Ring-billed Gulls, and even an out of season
> Common
> > Loon on the river.
> >      Everything to the east is the state of Pennsylvania. The vast Beaver
> > Creek State Park and Forest stretches along the tributaries of the Little
> > Beaver Creek Wild and Scenic River. This area is nestled in rugged
> > sandstone cliffs, cascading streams, and many hemlock laden hillsides and
> > gorges. In May 2007, the lower portion of the Little Beaver Creek
> Watershed
> > was dedicated as one of Audubon Ohio's Important Bird Areas. At the state
> > park is a restored operating grist mill and a historic village. Remnants
> of
> > the Sandy and Beaver Canal can be seen here and throughout the county. A
> > visit to The Beaver Creek Wildlife Education Center, when in the area,
> is a
> > must! There are over three hundred mounted birds and mammals on display,
> on
> > weekends, May thru October. There have been 23 species of warbler
> recorded
> > here in summer. The highlight specie of this area is the Common
> Merganser,
> > of which, at least seven families with young were found this past season.
> > Black-throated Blue Warblers are seen and heard, but nesting has not been
> > confirmed. Swainson's Warbler has been reported three times in the past
> > several years, but no confirmation. In the late 1960's they were reported
> > from these same locations. In July 2009, a male Blackburnian Warbler was
> in
> > the pines at the Beaver Creek State Park Campground. Golden-crowned
> > Kinglets nest east of the Pancake Bridge near Sheepskin Hollow State
> Nature
> > Preserve. Some of the other birds found in this Ohio hotspot are:
> > Blue-headed Vireo, Winter Wren, Hermit Thrush, Summer Tanager, Purple
> > Finch, and the following warblers: Northern Parula, Magnolia,
> > Black-throated Green, Pine, Prairie, Cerulean, Worm-eating, Ovenbird, and
> > Kentucky, just to name a few.
> >      The northern edge completely borders Mahoning County and holds most
> > of the human population. Common Nighthawks and Chimney Swifts can be
> found.
> > At the Egypt Road Swamp are Alder Flycatcher, American Woodcock, Cedar
> > Waxwing, Yellow-billed Cuckoo, and Blue-winged Teal, along with a colony
> of
> > Baltimore Checkerspot butterflies. Hard to believe now; but in the early
> > 1980's, the first nesting pair of Canada Geese recorded in the county was
> > here. My, how times have changed!
> >      The eastern interior of the county is comprised of some large tracts
> > of reclaimed strip mines, providing all the grassland species, including
> > numerous Henslow's Sparrow, Grasshopper Sparrow, Eastern Meadowlark,
> > Bobolink, and sometimes Northern Harrier.
> >      For bicycle enthusiasts; the eleven mile long, paved Greenway
> > Multi-Purpose Trail goes thru marsh area on the north end, then thru open
> > fields, then thru hemlocks, and finally thru large sycamores paralleling
> > the Middle Fork of Little Beaver Creek. For those who want to combine
> > birding with bicycling, this is a dream ride. Sixty species are normally
> > recorded in a four hour ride. Near the Franklin Square Trailhead this
> past
> > late spring, an adult male, Yellow-headed Blackbird, was present for
> three
> > days, a first for the county. Nests that have been found along the trail
> > are: Mute Swan, Green Heron, Pied-billed Grebe, Common Moorhen, Barred
> Owl,
> > Wood Duck, Eastern Kingbird, Wild Turkey, Yellow-throated Warbler, and
> > Spotted Sandpiper, just to name a few. About halfway along the trail is
> the
> > Teegarden Covered Bridge Trailhead Area; at this location you transition
> > from seeing and hearing Black-capped Chickadee to Carolina Chickadee.
> Here
> > you easily find Belted Kingfisher, Cerulean Warbler, Blue-gray
> Gnatcatcher,
> > and Baltimore Oriole. Dragonflies abound here, the three inch plus
> > Dragonhunter can sometimes be found near the parking lot in late July.
> >      The last area to be mentioned is our favorite birding spot: the
> > Guilford Lake and Salem Reservoir Area. Most of the habitats are here,
> from
> > large bodies of water, to extensive marshland, to sycamore and hemlock
> > lined stream banks. During the present, Ohio Breeding Bird Atlas, in
> Block
> > 53B5CW, a remarkable 123 species have been recorded. Guilford Lake has a
> > beautiful State Park Campground, and has summering Double-crested
> > Cormorants, and Ring-billed Gulls, along with nesting Bald Eagles, Great
> > Horned Owls, and Eastern Screech-owl. The Ohio Department of Natural
> > Resources Director, Sean Logan, lives here with his family. On a historic
> > note is the fact that Gillford Reservoir, note the original spelling, was
> > constructed about 1836 to provide water for the Sandy and Beaver Canal.
> > Below and to the east of the causeway is the Depot Road Marsh. The
> > Firestone Yeagley Wildlife Area Parking Lot is on Depot Road, providing
> > viewing access from your vehicle. American Bittern, Least Bittern,
> Virginia
> > Rail, Prothonotary Warbler, Marsh Wren, Swamp Sparrow, American Coot,
> Sora,
> > and numerous Green Heron can be heard and seen here. Common Moorhen and
> > Hooded Merganser families can easily be seen. At Salem Reservoir Osprey
> can
> > be found, and in July 2009, a Forster's Tern frequented the bait shop for
> > several days. Sandhill Cranes and Blue-winged Teal have summered at
> > Tritten's Pond in the past. The last known Barn Owl location in
> Columbiana
> > County is here, in an old unused barn, which is also home each year, to
> > baby Turkey Vultures. They are raised each year in an old grain bin for
> > about eight weeks, and then fledge from the barn at about ten weeks.
> >      I hope you have enjoyed this review of Columbiana County summer
> > birding opportunities and I would like to extend an invitation to all to
> > come and explore an eastern neighbors' backyard.
> >
> > August 2010
> > Bob Lane
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
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> Date:    Wed, 15 Jun 2016 13:45:36 -0400
> From:    Ken Andrews 
> Subject: Black Vulture in Cuyahoga Valley
>
> There is a black vulture circling just NW of the Brookside Road Marsh in
> the Cuyahoga Valley. There are turkey vultures soaring with it for
> comparison. I can clearly see the white wing tips and shape of the big bird.
>
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> Date:    Thu, 16 Jun 2016 01:40:20 +0000
> From:    robert lane 
> Subject: Forster's Tern / Columbiana County
>
> Unusual bird sightings at Guilford Lake continue. Tonight, Wednesday, at
> about 6:00PM, we watched a Forster's Tern actively zipping around and
> feeding out over the lake directly in front of the Mark's Landing
> Restaurant. The plumage appeared to be either adult nonbreeding or 1st
> year, with the black eye-patch easily seen. Also during the tern show, one
> of the resident adult Bald Eagles was cruising in the background.
>
>
> Bob and Denise Lane / Mahoning County
>
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Subject: Re: Pine siskins
From: Regina Schieltz <reginasch54 AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Thu, 16 Jun 2016 12:32:19 -0400
A Pine Siskin was reported at Shawnee Prairie feeders just west of
Greenville in Darke Co.  on June 10

On Fri, Jun 10, 2016 at 10:39 AM, Joyce Callahan <
000000997d0c09c0-dmarc-request AT listserv.miamioh.edu> wrote:

> Most winters there are pine siskins visiting the feeders. The last few
> springs they've been observed singing & displaying. They usually disappear
> in mid-May. This year some stayed; we have breeding juncos too.
>  Photo in Ebird checklist: http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/
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Subject: EUCO Dove - Champaign County - Mechanicsburg Grain Elevator - 6/16/16
From: Stefan Minnig <stefanminnig AT HOTMAIL.COM>
Date: Thu, 16 Jun 2016 12:52:31 +0000
A single Eurasian-Collared Dove was at the Mechanicsburg Grain Elevator in 
Champaign County this morning around 6:30am. There was an initial report of 
four by Margaret Bowman back in January, and despite the long lapse in time, I 
decided to take a look. Funny... I was looking all around me, and the bird was 
sitting on a wire 20 feet in front of me. 



http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S30252096


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Subject: Forster's Tern / Columbiana County
From: robert lane <ohiomagpie AT HOTMAIL.COM>
Date: Thu, 16 Jun 2016 01:40:20 +0000
Unusual bird sightings at Guilford Lake continue. Tonight, Wednesday, at about 
6:00PM, we watched a Forster's Tern actively zipping around and feeding out 
over the lake directly in front of the Mark's Landing Restaurant. The plumage 
appeared to be either adult nonbreeding or 1st year, with the black eye-patch 
easily seen. Also during the tern show, one of the resident adult Bald Eagles 
was cruising in the background. 



Bob and Denise Lane / Mahoning County

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Subject: Black Vulture in Cuyahoga Valley
From: Ken Andrews <Ken.hikes AT HOTMAIL.COM>
Date: Wed, 15 Jun 2016 13:45:36 -0400
There is a black vulture circling just NW of the Brookside Road Marsh in the 
Cuyahoga Valley. There are turkey vultures soaring with it for comparison. I 
can clearly see the white wing tips and shape of the big bird. 


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Subject: Re: Summer Birding In Columbiana County
From: Ken Ostermiller <ken.ostermiller AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Wed, 15 Jun 2016 09:50:37 -0400
Excellent description, Bob, of Columbiana County birding opportunities.

If birders do visit this county you might try using the new Columbiana
County Birding Drive:
http://ohioebirdhotspots.wikispaces.com/Columbiana+County+Birding+Drive
This birding drive provides a route and driving directions to visit five of
the birding locations that Bob mentions. It doesn't cover every part of the
county, but would provide a full day of birding.

Ken Ostermiller

Ken Ostermiller

On Wed, Jun 15, 2016 at 9:32 AM, robert lane  wrote:

> My wife Denise and I, would like to enlighten everyone to the birding
> opportunities in seldom birded by others, Columbiana County. Even though we
> live in Mahoning County, we reside only 0.4 of a mile north of the
> Columbiana County line. Having the advantage of growing up in the area, we
> have a Columbiana County Lifelist of 258 species. E-birders have a lot of
> catching up to do, with the present E-bird list at 215. Attached is a story
> I was asked to write for "The Bobolink" publication, back in 2010,
> detailing the variety of areas that can be explored in Columbiana County.
> Basically, the only changes to the story are that The Greenway Trail is now
> about 13 miles long, and Sean Logan is no longer the director of The Ohio
> Department of Natural Resources. Take a ride and see another part of Ohio.
> Hope to see you in the field.
>
>
> Bob Lane
>
>
> ----------------------------------------------------------------------
>
>
>       Next door, and to the east of The Bobolink Area, is the wonderfully,
> habitat diverse, and scenic Columbiana County. Over the past five summer
> seasons, during The Ohio Breeding Bird Atlas, there have been about 155
> bird species recorded. The northern half of the county is glaciated, and
> the southern half unglaciated; varying in elevation from 1446 at Round
> Knob, to 664 at the Ohio River, a change of 782 feet. The diversity of the
> county can be described as we see what borders it.
>      The rolling farmland of the western edge borders Stark and Carroll
> Counties; The Bobolink Area. In this area, along the headwaters of the
> Mahoning River, are Great Blue Heron rookeries, and some extensive marsh
> habitats, one of which, this past summer, provided the first documented
> county record of nesting Sandhill Cranes, producing two youngsters. In
> August of 2005, two Black-billed Magpies were found by my wife, Denise,
> near our hometown of Damascus. They stayed for nearly two months; being
> seen by many, including many Bobolink Area residents. Cliff Swallows can be
> found nesting on a few of the local barns.
>      The southern edge is foothills, adjacent to Jefferson County, and
> includes the 2265 acre, seldom visited, Highlandtown Lake Wildlife Area.
> This past late spring there were four Glossy Ibis seen here for several
> days. Whip-poor-will, Ruffed Grouse, and an occasional Black Vulture are
> seen here. To the south, nearby, across the county line, are nesting Common
> Ravens. A hopeful future find for the appalacian hills of Columbiana County.
>      The southeast corner is the Ohio River and the state of West
> Virginia. Here can be found: Peregrine Falcon, Osprey, Double-crested
> Cormorant, Herring and Ring-billed Gulls, and even an out of season Common
> Loon on the river.
>      Everything to the east is the state of Pennsylvania. The vast Beaver
> Creek State Park and Forest stretches along the tributaries of the Little
> Beaver Creek Wild and Scenic River. This area is nestled in rugged
> sandstone cliffs, cascading streams, and many hemlock laden hillsides and
> gorges. In May 2007, the lower portion of the Little Beaver Creek Watershed
> was dedicated as one of Audubon Ohio's Important Bird Areas. At the state
> park is a restored operating grist mill and a historic village. Remnants of
> the Sandy and Beaver Canal can be seen here and throughout the county. A
> visit to The Beaver Creek Wildlife Education Center, when in the area, is a
> must! There are over three hundred mounted birds and mammals on display, on
> weekends, May thru October. There have been 23 species of warbler recorded
> here in summer. The highlight specie of this area is the Common Merganser,
> of which, at least seven families with young were found this past season.
> Black-throated Blue Warblers are seen and heard, but nesting has not been
> confirmed. Swainson's Warbler has been reported three times in the past
> several years, but no confirmation. In the late 1960's they were reported
> from these same locations. In July 2009, a male Blackburnian Warbler was in
> the pines at the Beaver Creek State Park Campground. Golden-crowned
> Kinglets nest east of the Pancake Bridge near Sheepskin Hollow State Nature
> Preserve. Some of the other birds found in this Ohio hotspot are:
> Blue-headed Vireo, Winter Wren, Hermit Thrush, Summer Tanager, Purple
> Finch, and the following warblers: Northern Parula, Magnolia,
> Black-throated Green, Pine, Prairie, Cerulean, Worm-eating, Ovenbird, and
> Kentucky, just to name a few.
>      The northern edge completely borders Mahoning County and holds most
> of the human population. Common Nighthawks and Chimney Swifts can be found.
> At the Egypt Road Swamp are Alder Flycatcher, American Woodcock, Cedar
> Waxwing, Yellow-billed Cuckoo, and Blue-winged Teal, along with a colony of
> Baltimore Checkerspot butterflies. Hard to believe now; but in the early
> 1980's, the first nesting pair of Canada Geese recorded in the county was
> here. My, how times have changed!
>      The eastern interior of the county is comprised of some large tracts
> of reclaimed strip mines, providing all the grassland species, including
> numerous Henslow's Sparrow, Grasshopper Sparrow, Eastern Meadowlark,
> Bobolink, and sometimes Northern Harrier.
>      For bicycle enthusiasts; the eleven mile long, paved Greenway
> Multi-Purpose Trail goes thru marsh area on the north end, then thru open
> fields, then thru hemlocks, and finally thru large sycamores paralleling
> the Middle Fork of Little Beaver Creek. For those who want to combine
> birding with bicycling, this is a dream ride. Sixty species are normally
> recorded in a four hour ride. Near the Franklin Square Trailhead this past
> late spring, an adult male, Yellow-headed Blackbird, was present for three
> days, a first for the county. Nests that have been found along the trail
> are: Mute Swan, Green Heron, Pied-billed Grebe, Common Moorhen, Barred Owl,
> Wood Duck, Eastern Kingbird, Wild Turkey, Yellow-throated Warbler, and
> Spotted Sandpiper, just to name a few. About halfway along the trail is the
> Teegarden Covered Bridge Trailhead Area; at this location you transition
> from seeing and hearing Black-capped Chickadee to Carolina Chickadee. Here
> you easily find Belted Kingfisher, Cerulean Warbler, Blue-gray Gnatcatcher,
> and Baltimore Oriole. Dragonflies abound here, the three inch plus
> Dragonhunter can sometimes be found near the parking lot in late July.
>      The last area to be mentioned is our favorite birding spot: the
> Guilford Lake and Salem Reservoir Area. Most of the habitats are here, from
> large bodies of water, to extensive marshland, to sycamore and hemlock
> lined stream banks. During the present, Ohio Breeding Bird Atlas, in Block
> 53B5CW, a remarkable 123 species have been recorded. Guilford Lake has a
> beautiful State Park Campground, and has summering Double-crested
> Cormorants, and Ring-billed Gulls, along with nesting Bald Eagles, Great
> Horned Owls, and Eastern Screech-owl. The Ohio Department of Natural
> Resources Director, Sean Logan, lives here with his family. On a historic
> note is the fact that Gillford Reservoir, note the original spelling, was
> constructed about 1836 to provide water for the Sandy and Beaver Canal.
> Below and to the east of the causeway is the Depot Road Marsh. The
> Firestone Yeagley Wildlife Area Parking Lot is on Depot Road, providing
> viewing access from your vehicle. American Bittern, Least Bittern, Virginia
> Rail, Prothonotary Warbler, Marsh Wren, Swamp Sparrow, American Coot, Sora,
> and numerous Green Heron can be heard and seen here. Common Moorhen and
> Hooded Merganser families can easily be seen. At Salem Reservoir Osprey can
> be found, and in July 2009, a Forster's Tern frequented the bait shop for
> several days. Sandhill Cranes and Blue-winged Teal have summered at
> Tritten's Pond in the past. The last known Barn Owl location in Columbiana
> County is here, in an old unused barn, which is also home each year, to
> baby Turkey Vultures. They are raised each year in an old grain bin for
> about eight weeks, and then fledge from the barn at about ten weeks.
>      I hope you have enjoyed this review of Columbiana County summer
> birding opportunities and I would like to extend an invitation to all to
> come and explore an eastern neighbors' backyard.
>
> August 2010
> Bob Lane
>
>
>
>
>
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Subject: Re: Summer Birding In Columbiana County
From: Mary Warren <windbird AT BEX.NET>
Date: Wed, 15 Jun 2016 09:45:22 -0400
Take Bob up on his invitation. It is beautiful country. You won't be 
disappointed ! 


Sent from my iPod

> On Jun 15, 2016, at 9:32 AM, robert lane  wrote:
> 
> My wife Denise and I, would like to enlighten everyone to the birding 
opportunities in seldom birded by others, Columbiana County. Even though we 
live in Mahoning County, we reside only 0.4 of a mile north of the Columbiana 
County line. Having the advantage of growing up in the area, we have a 
Columbiana County Lifelist of 258 species. E-birders have a lot of catching up 
to do, with the present E-bird list at 215. Attached is a story I was asked to 
write for "The Bobolink" publication, back in 2010, detailing the variety of 
areas that can be explored in Columbiana County. Basically, the only changes to 
the story are that The Greenway Trail is now about 13 miles long, and Sean 
Logan is no longer the director of The Ohio Department of Natural Resources. 
Take a ride and see another part of Ohio. Hope to see you in the field. 

> 
> 
> Bob Lane
> 
> 
> ----------------------------------------------------------------------
> 
> 
> Next door, and to the east of The Bobolink Area, is the wonderfully, habitat 
diverse, and scenic Columbiana County. Over the past five summer seasons, 
during The Ohio Breeding Bird Atlas, there have been about 155 bird species 
recorded. The northern half of the county is glaciated, and the southern half 
unglaciated; varying in elevation from 1446 at Round Knob, to 664 at the Ohio 
River, a change of 782 feet. The diversity of the county can be described as we 
see what borders it. 

> The rolling farmland of the western edge borders Stark and Carroll Counties; 
The Bobolink Area. In this area, along the headwaters of the Mahoning River, 
are Great Blue Heron rookeries, and some extensive marsh habitats, one of 
which, this past summer, provided the first documented county record of nesting 
Sandhill Cranes, producing two youngsters. In August of 2005, two Black-billed 
Magpies were found by my wife, Denise, near our hometown of Damascus. They 
stayed for nearly two months; being seen by many, including many Bobolink Area 
residents. Cliff Swallows can be found nesting on a few of the local barns. 

> The southern edge is foothills, adjacent to Jefferson County, and includes 
the 2265 acre, seldom visited, Highlandtown Lake Wildlife Area. This past late 
spring there were four Glossy Ibis seen here for several days. Whip-poor-will, 
Ruffed Grouse, and an occasional Black Vulture are seen here. 


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Subject: Summer Birding In Columbiana County
From: robert lane <ohiomagpie AT HOTMAIL.COM>
Date: Wed, 15 Jun 2016 13:32:51 +0000
My wife Denise and I, would like to enlighten everyone to the birding 
opportunities in seldom birded by others, Columbiana County. Even though we 
live in Mahoning County, we reside only 0.4 of a mile north of the Columbiana 
County line. Having the advantage of growing up in the area, we have a 
Columbiana County Lifelist of 258 species. E-birders have a lot of catching up 
to do, with the present E-bird list at 215. Attached is a story I was asked to 
write for "The Bobolink" publication, back in 2010, detailing the variety of 
areas that can be explored in Columbiana County. Basically, the only changes to 
the story are that The Greenway Trail is now about 13 miles long, and Sean 
Logan is no longer the director of The Ohio Department of Natural Resources. 
Take a ride and see another part of Ohio. Hope to see you in the field. 



Bob Lane


----------------------------------------------------------------------


 Next door, and to the east of The Bobolink Area, is the wonderfully, habitat 
diverse, and scenic Columbiana County. Over the past five summer seasons, 
during The Ohio Breeding Bird Atlas, there have been about 155 bird species 
recorded. The northern half of the county is glaciated, and the southern half 
unglaciated; varying in elevation from 1446 at Round Knob, to 664 at the Ohio 
River, a change of 782 feet. The diversity of the county can be described as we 
see what borders it. 

 The rolling farmland of the western edge borders Stark and Carroll Counties; 
The Bobolink Area. In this area, along the headwaters of the Mahoning River, 
are Great Blue Heron rookeries, and some extensive marsh habitats, one of 
which, this past summer, provided the first documented county record of nesting 
Sandhill Cranes, producing two youngsters. In August of 2005, two Black-billed 
Magpies were found by my wife, Denise, near our hometown of Damascus. They 
stayed for nearly two months; being seen by many, including many Bobolink Area 
residents. Cliff Swallows can be found nesting on a few of the local barns. 

 The southern edge is foothills, adjacent to Jefferson County, and includes the 
2265 acre, seldom visited, Highlandtown Lake Wildlife Area. This past late 
spring there were four Glossy Ibis seen here for several days. Whip-poor-will, 
Ruffed Grouse, and an occasional Black Vulture are seen here. To the south, 
nearby, across the county line, are nesting Common Ravens. A hopeful future 
find for the appalacian hills of Columbiana County. 

 The southeast corner is the Ohio River and the state of West Virginia. Here 
can be found: Peregrine Falcon, Osprey, Double-crested Cormorant, Herring and 
Ring-billed Gulls, and even an out of season Common Loon on the river. 

 Everything to the east is the state of Pennsylvania. The vast Beaver Creek 
State Park and Forest stretches along the tributaries of the Little Beaver 
Creek Wild and Scenic River. This area is nestled in rugged sandstone cliffs, 
cascading streams, and many hemlock laden hillsides and gorges. In May 2007, 
the lower portion of the Little Beaver Creek Watershed was dedicated as one of 
Audubon Ohio's Important Bird Areas. At the state park is a restored operating 
grist mill and a historic village. Remnants of the Sandy and Beaver Canal can 
be seen here and throughout the county. A visit to The Beaver Creek Wildlife 
Education Center, when in the area, is a must! There are over three hundred 
mounted birds and mammals on display, on weekends, May thru October. There have 
been 23 species of warbler recorded here in summer. The highlight specie of 
this area is the Common Merganser, of which, at least seven families with young 
were found this past season. Black-throated Blue Warblers are seen and heard, 
but nesting has not been confirmed. Swainson's Warbler has been reported three 
times in the past several years, but no confirmation. In the late 1960's they 
were reported from these same locations. In July 2009, a male Blackburnian 
Warbler was in the pines at the Beaver Creek State Park Campground. 
Golden-crowned Kinglets nest east of the Pancake Bridge near Sheepskin Hollow 
State Nature Preserve. Some of the other birds found in this Ohio hotspot are: 
Blue-headed Vireo, Winter Wren, Hermit Thrush, Summer Tanager, Purple Finch, 
and the following warblers: Northern Parula, Magnolia, Black-throated Green, 
Pine, Prairie, Cerulean, Worm-eating, Ovenbird, and Kentucky, just to name a 
few. 

 The northern edge completely borders Mahoning County and holds most of the 
human population. Common Nighthawks and Chimney Swifts can be found. At the 
Egypt Road Swamp are Alder Flycatcher, American Woodcock, Cedar Waxwing, 
Yellow-billed Cuckoo, and Blue-winged Teal, along with a colony of Baltimore 
Checkerspot butterflies. Hard to believe now; but in the early 1980's, the 
first nesting pair of Canada Geese recorded in the county was here. My, how 
times have changed! 

 The eastern interior of the county is comprised of some large tracts of 
reclaimed strip mines, providing all the grassland species, including numerous 
Henslow's Sparrow, Grasshopper Sparrow, Eastern Meadowlark, Bobolink, and 
sometimes Northern Harrier. 

 For bicycle enthusiasts; the eleven mile long, paved Greenway Multi-Purpose 
Trail goes thru marsh area on the north end, then thru open fields, then thru 
hemlocks, and finally thru large sycamores paralleling the Middle Fork of 
Little Beaver Creek. For those who want to combine birding with bicycling, this 
is a dream ride. Sixty species are normally recorded in a four hour ride. Near 
the Franklin Square Trailhead this past late spring, an adult male, 
Yellow-headed Blackbird, was present for three days, a first for the county. 
Nests that have been found along the trail are: Mute Swan, Green Heron, 
Pied-billed Grebe, Common Moorhen, Barred Owl, Wood Duck, Eastern Kingbird, 
Wild Turkey, Yellow-throated Warbler, and Spotted Sandpiper, just to name a 
few. About halfway along the trail is the Teegarden Covered Bridge Trailhead 
Area; at this location you transition from seeing and hearing Black-capped 
Chickadee to Carolina Chickadee. Here you easily find Belted Kingfisher, 
Cerulean Warbler, Blue-gray Gnatcatcher, and Baltimore Oriole. Dragonflies 
abound here, the three inch plus Dragonhunter can sometimes be found near the 
parking lot in late July. 

 The last area to be mentioned is our favorite birding spot: the Guilford Lake 
and Salem Reservoir Area. Most of the habitats are here, from large bodies of 
water, to extensive marshland, to sycamore and hemlock lined stream banks. 
During the present, Ohio Breeding Bird Atlas, in Block 53B5CW, a remarkable 123 
species have been recorded. Guilford Lake has a beautiful State Park 
Campground, and has summering Double-crested Cormorants, and Ring-billed Gulls, 
along with nesting Bald Eagles, Great Horned Owls, and Eastern Screech-owl. The 
Ohio Department of Natural Resources Director, Sean Logan, lives here with his 
family. On a historic note is the fact that Gillford Reservoir, note the 
original spelling, was constructed about 1836 to provide water for the Sandy 
and Beaver Canal. Below and to the east of the causeway is the Depot Road 
Marsh. The Firestone Yeagley Wildlife Area Parking Lot is on Depot Road, 
providing viewing access from your vehicle. American Bittern, Least Bittern, 
Virginia Rail, Prothonotary Warbler, Marsh Wren, Swamp Sparrow, American Coot, 
Sora, and numerous Green Heron can be heard and seen here. Common Moorhen and 
Hooded Merganser families can easily be seen. At Salem Reservoir Osprey can be 
found, and in July 2009, a Forster's Tern frequented the bait shop for several 
days. Sandhill Cranes and Blue-winged Teal have summered at Tritten's Pond in 
the past. The last known Barn Owl location in Columbiana County is here, in an 
old unused barn, which is also home each year, to baby Turkey Vultures. They 
are raised each year in an old grain bin for about eight weeks, and then fledge 
from the barn at about ten weeks. 

 I hope you have enjoyed this review of Columbiana County summer birding 
opportunities and I would like to extend an invitation to all to come and 
explore an eastern neighbors' backyard. 


August 2010
Bob Lane









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Subject: New Ohio Birding Drives and eBird Hotspots are active
From: Ken Ostermiller <ken.ostermiller AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Tue, 14 Jun 2016 06:48:36 -0400
New Ohio Birding Drives have been added to the Ohio eBird Hotspot web site.
Birding drives provide a route and driving directions to several eBird
hotspots which may be visited in a one day trip. Feedback is especially
welcome with suggestions for improving the driving directions on these
birding drives.

http://ohioebirdhotspots.wikispaces.com/Ohio+Birding+Drives



New birding drives which have recently been added:



Akron North Birding Drive

http://ohioebirdhotspots.wikispaces.com/Akron+North+Birding+Drive

Akron South Birding Drive

http://ohioebirdhotspots.wikispaces.com/Akron+South+Birding+Drive



Alliance Birding Drive

http://ohioebirdhotspots.wikispaces.com/Alliance+Birding+Drive



Berlin Lake Birding Drive

http://ohioebirdhotspots.wikispaces.com/Berlin+Lake+Birding+Drive



Buckeye Lake Birding Drive

http://ohioebirdhotspots.wikispaces.com/Buckeye+Lake+Birding+Drive



Canton Birding Drive

http://ohioebirdhotspots.wikispaces.com/Canton+Birding+Drive



Columbus North Birding Drive

http://ohioebirdhotspots.wikispaces.com/Columbus+North+Birding+Drive

Columbus South Birding Drive

http://ohioebirdhotspots.wikispaces.com/Columbus+South+Birding+Drive



Licking County Birding Drive

http://ohioebirdhotspots.wikispaces.com/Licking+County+Birding+Drive



Lucas County Lakeshore Birding Drive

http://ohioebirdhotspots.wikispaces.com/Lucas+County+Lakeshore+Birding+Drive



Oak Openings Birding Drive

http://ohioebirdhotspots.wikispaces.com/Oak+Openings+Birding+Drive



Portage County North Birding Drive

http://ohioebirdhotspots.wikispaces.com/Portage+County+North+Birding+Drive

Portage County South Birding Drive

http://ohioebirdhotspots.wikispaces.com/Portage+County+South+Birding+Drive



Trumbull County Birding Drive

http://ohioebirdhotspots.wikispaces.com/Trumbull+County+Birding+Drive



Ohio birders have added several shared bird reporting hotspots to eBird.

http://ohioebirdhotspots.wikispaces.com/

New hotspots which have recently been added.



Delaware County

Delaware Wildlife Area--Wildlife Rd.

http://ohioebirdhotspots.wikispaces.com/Delaware+Wildlife+Area--Wildlife+Road



Lake County

Grand River Landing

http://ohioebirdhotspots.wikispaces.com/Grand+River+Landing



Lucas County

Fallen Timbers Battlefield

http://ohioebirdhotspots.wikispaces.com/Fallen+Timbers+Battlefield


​Ken Ostermiller
eBird Hotspot reviewer for Ohio

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Subject: Big Island Wildlife Area...Shorebirds???
From: Steve Jones <sjlarue1 AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Tue, 14 Jun 2016 05:11:35 -0400
Went over to Big Island yesterday to get a stray Black Tern...found it
eventually, along with 4 Sandhill Cranes...one with a ID tag that was too
dirty to read :-( . Oh well.
The middle containment pond on LaRue-Prospect has been drawn down exposing
plenty of shallow water.  Killdeer were everywhere,  and expected Spotted
Sandpipers were scattered throughout the middle pond.  But what was not
expected were two Dunlin and two Least Sandpipers.

Other than that...pretty typical day.

Happy birding and God bless!

Steve J.

Big Island Wildlife Area--North of Larue-Prospect Rd., Marion, Ohio, US
Jun 13, 2016 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Protocol: Traveling
1.5 mile(s)
39 species

Canada Goose  100
Wood Duck  24
Mallard  100
Pied-billed Grebe  12
Double-crested Cormorant  125
Great Blue Heron  50
Great Egret  4
Turkey Vulture  12
Bald Eagle  3
Red-tailed Hawk  1
Common Gallinule  8
American Coot  12
Sandhill Crane  4
Killdeer  50
Spotted Sandpiper  4
Dunlin  2
Least Sandpiper  2
Black Tern  1
Mourning Dove  2
Chimney Swift  5
Great Crested Flycatcher  1
Eastern Kingbird  2
Blue Jay  2
American Crow  4
Tree Swallow  30
Barn Swallow  12
Marsh Wren  4
Eastern Bluebird  2
Wood Thrush  1
Gray Catbird  2
European Starling  4
Cedar Waxwing  3
Song Sparrow  2
Eastern Towhee  1
Northern Cardinal  2
Red-winged Blackbird  30
Brown-headed Cowbird  8
Baltimore Oriole  2
American Goldfinch  4

View this checklist online at
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S30218939

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Subject: Breeding Plumage Male Ruddy Duck / Columbiana County
From: robert lane <ohiomagpie AT HOTMAIL.COM>
Date: Tue, 14 Jun 2016 02:08:04 +0000
Tonight, Monday, at about 8:30PM at Guilford Lake in Columbiana County, we 
found a gorgeous male Ruddy Duck in breeding plumage, all alone out in the 
middle of the lake, opposite the state park beach. The surprise celebrity 
summer visitor, appeared perfectly healthy. At least twelve inland summering 
Double-crested Cormorants could be seen roosting in a tree in the background, 
along with numerous Green Herons returning to their evening tree roost area 
just west of Mark's Landing. 



Bob and Denise Lane / Mahoning County

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Subject: Sedge Wrens - Wilderness Rd. - Wayne County.
From: Chris <c.pierce AT ATT.NET>
Date: Mon, 13 Jun 2016 13:49:22 -0400
I was fortunate to be able to view some Sedge Wrens with Irene Krise and
Jerry Talkington yesterday.

There are 3 - 4 and they were actively calling and popping up for short
views on Wilderness Rd.

To view them, turn on to Wilderness Rd. from the Elyria Rd. (CR 139) end
and drive towards the last telephone pole on the left

or south side. The wrens were in the tall grass in that location.


See you on the trails,


Chris Pierce

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Subject: Purple Martins at Liberty Park correction
From: Ken Andrews <ken.hikes AT HOTMAIL.COM>
Date: Mon, 13 Jun 2016 13:31:51 -0400
Sorry. I saw two males and four females. No youngsters yet. Too early.

Thanks, John, for the correction. 


Link to photo:
https://flic.kr/p/HCK6BG

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Subject: Re: Question relating birds and cicadas
From: Nancy Obryan <nancy.obryan AT HOTMAIL.COM>
Date: Sat, 11 Jun 2016 17:53:27 -0400
We have no cicadas here (Novelty, Geauga Co.), but within a half mile of my 
house are probably six breeding pairs of Rose-Breasted Grosbeaks and two 
breeding pairs of Baltimore Orioles. I had thought that none of the Scarlet 
Tanagers or Indigo Buntings passing through had stayed nearby, but yesterday we 
had a Scarlet Tanager in a bush outside our front window and I saw a baby male 
Indigo about 1/3 mile away. 


My theory is that because the north winds made the birds late this year they 
went into silent nest-building mode almost right after they arrived. 


> Date: Sat, 11 Jun 2016 16:20:45 -0500
> From: jwtomkood AT WINDSTREAM.NET
> Subject: Re: [Ohio-birds] Question relating birds and cicadas
> To: OHIO-BIRDS AT LISTSERV.MIAMIOH.EDU
> 
> Often when we see a pair of birds, especially during migration time, 
repeatedly we assume they are the same pair. And they may very well be. But 
without tagging or marking them in some way it can't be said for sure that they 
are the same pair day after day. You may have had multiple pairs moving through 
for several weeks on their way to finding and establishing a nesting territory. 
Feeder count bird densities are often underestimated due to the observer 
assuming it is the same bird making repetitive visits. So they may have wanted 
to be in the "thick" of the cicadas or they may instead have wanted to include 
that tall Cottonwood down the block in their territory or they may have moved 
further north. 

> 
> Jim Tomko
> ---- Helen Ostermiller  wrote:
> > We were particularly excited to have two pairs of Rose-breasted Grosbeaks
> > and two Baltimore Orioles coming to our feeders this spring.  This lasted
> > for about 3 weeks; we were delighted to think they were nesting here.  But
> > now we haven't seen them for the past 2-3 weeks.  Today, though, I've been
> > hearing a Rose-breasted Grosbeak.  If he's come to a feeder, I wasn't here
> > to see him.
> >
> > Although our small woodlot did have some emergent cicadas, we didn't have
> > enough for them to stick around, apparently.  The cicada drone we hear is
> > coming from a woodlot across a large mowed area perhaps a quarter mile from
> > us or across the highway to the north.
> >
> > I wonder if "our" grosbeaks and orioles have followed the cicadas to where
> > there's a concentration?  Has anyone else seen this kind of disappearance?
> > Of course, we'll never know if the birds would have stayed and nested.
> >
> > I'd appreciate others' observations and thoughts.
> >
> > Helen Ostermiller
> > southern Medina County in NE Ohio
> >
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