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Nightingale Thrush,©Dan Lane

31 Oct Shhhh! ["andrew jordan" ]
31 Oct Cranes at Crex ["Hoffman, Steven R - DNR" ]
31 Oct Fish Camp Landing, Lake Kegonsa ["Steve Thiessen" ]
31 Oct Re: HUNTING AND BIRDING! []
31 Oct No more posts, please ["Peter A. Fissel" ]
31 Oct Re: HUNTING AND BIRDING! [Ken Damro ]
31 Oct WSO sells Duck Stamps!! [Christine Reel ]
31 Oct Ordering Duck Stamps thru WSO website ["Peter A. Fissel" ]
31 Oct Re: HUNTING AND BIRDING! ["Peter A. Fissel" ]
31 Oct RFI--Hawaii ["Seegert, Greg" ]
31 Oct L Mich et al ["Seegert, Greg" ]
30 Oct FW: Hoy Audubon Society bird walks on Saturday mornings in November ["EJ Wheeler" ]
30 Oct Bald Eagle, Lincoln Cty and Wild Turkeys, Ruffed Grouse Snow Buntings Forest Cty [Roy & Robin Knispel ]
30 Oct Waterfowl, Stumpf Rd., Fond du Lac Cty near Horicon Marsh [Roy & Robin Knispel ]
30 Oct Fwd: Hoy Audubon Society bird walks on Saturday mornings in November ["Elizabeth Wheeler" ]
30 Oct Snow Buntings at Terrell's Island Oshkosh/Omro [Roy & Robin Knispel ]
30 Oct Re: HUNTING AND BIRDING! [David Snell ]
30 Oct HUNTING AND BIRDING! ["andrew jordan" ]
30 Oct Large migration of blackbirds--La Crosse [Mary Strasser ]
30 Oct Urban Ecology Center Bird Walk, October 30, 2014 [Dennis Casper ]
30 Oct Save the Date! Making Our Private Lands Count for Birds (WBCI Annual Meeting) [Karen Etter Hale ]
30 Oct Re: CBC Dates [Kyle Lindemer ]
30 Oct Snow Buntings/N. Shrike [Dennis Kuecherer ]
30 Oct Horicon - Snow Buntings & Kestrels ["Spencer Stehno" ]
30 Oct Re: Swan hunting---starts Nov 1st? ["claudia giamati" ]
30 Oct Re: Swan hunting---starts Nov 1st? ["Peter A. Fissel" ]
30 Oct Re: Swan hunting---starts Nov 1st? [Kim Kreimann ]
30 Oct Fruiting trees in SE Mke Co. ["" ]
30 Oct Pine Siskin So. Milw. ["" ]
30 Oct Re: Swan hunting---starts Nov 1st? [kevin seidel ]
30 Oct Fwd: Sherman Nature Explorers Warner Park ["Peter A. Fissel" ]
30 Oct A reminder about listserv rules ["Peter A. Fissel" ]
30 Oct Re: Swan hunting---starts Nov 1st? [Sandy Petersen ]
30 Oct CBC Dates [Kyle Lindemer ]
30 Oct Re: Swan hunting---starts Nov 1st? ["Korkor Mary" ]
30 Oct Swan hunting---starts Nov 1st? [Cathy Gagliardi ]
29 Oct Red-headed Woodpeckers, Dells ["Steve Thiessen" ]
29 Oct Juv Red-necked Grebe Lake Waubesa [James Schwarz ]
29 Oct American White Pelican McKinley Beach MKE 10/29/14, some images... [Jim Edlhuber ]
29 Oct Red-necked Grebe on Lake Waubesa (Dane Co.) ["Peter A. Fissel" ]
29 Oct American White Pelican, Milwaukee 10/29 ["Jym Mooney & Carol Lee Hopkins" ]
29 Oct Fwd: BirdsEye-UW Lakeshore Nature Preserve--Picnic Point-2014-10-27 ["Peter A. Fissel" ]
28 Oct Dodge Co. Hustisford area NORTHERN SHRIKE ["Rhonda Schrab" ]
28 Oct Harrington Beach, etc [Daryl Tessen ]
28 Oct WSO Fundraising Effort [Kim Kreitinger ]
28 Oct question for Madison Audubon folk ["" ]
28 Oct Black Earth Rufous seems to have left [Wick Ann ]
28 Oct a great source for information about migratory birds [William Mueller ]
28 Oct Dane co. landfill, Monday ["Steve Thiessen" ]
28 Oct Off topic question, Katydid maybe? ["Paul Bruce" ]
27 Oct Fwd: Devils Lake SP - little hope for Solitaires [Peter Fissel ]
27 Oct BLACK-BILLED MAGPIE - Douglas County [Ryan Brady ]
27 Oct Harrington Beach Yesterday [Matt Paulson ]
27 Oct Urban Ecology Center Bird Walk, October 23, 2014 [Dennis Casper ]
27 Oct Friday birding along the Lake [Chris West ]
27 Oct Rufous Hummingbird (unconfirmed) YES in Black Earth 10/27/14 visiting contact info [Jim Edlhuber ]
27 Oct NO Scoter on Lake Waubesa [James Schwarz ]
26 Oct Pine Siskins in Luxemburg (Kewaunee Co.) ["Wayne Kuhn" ]
26 Oct Spruce Grouse and more in Forest County today [Dan Belter ]
26 Oct Rufous Hummingbird (unconfirmed) Black Earth, Dane Co. 10/26/14, some images [Jim Edlhuber ]
26 Oct Barred Owl - UW Arboretum (Madison) [Sunil Gopalan ]
26 Oct Scoter on Lake Waubesa [James Schwarz ]
26 Oct Long-tailed Duck, Bradford Beach, Milwuakee 10/26 ["Jym Mooney & Carol Lee Hopkins" ]
25 Oct Re: Plegadis Ibis at Goose Pond (Columbia Co.) today [Sunil Gopalan ]
25 Oct Pied-billed and Horned Grebe Lakeshore State Park MKE 10/23/14, late post, some images... [Jim Edlhuber ]
25 Oct Rough-legged Hawks and other Portage County sightings today. []
25 Oct Plegadis Ibis at Goose Pond (Columbia Co.) today [Peter Fissel ]
25 Oct Friday / Saturday - Horicon Marsh: Whooping Crane, Swans, Ducks, etc ["Wright Family" ]
25 Oct Shrike at Mead Wildlife Area 22 october 2014 [Michael Huebschen ]
25 Oct Bohemian Waxwing - Oshkosh (Winnebago Co.) Friday [Peter Fissel ]
25 Oct ROSS'S GOOSE--6th Av Marsh (Adams Co) [Rob Pendergast ]
24 Oct Elizabeth J. Wheeler- Racine County ["EJ Wheeler" ]
24 Oct Saturday Road Trip ["Elizabeth Wheeler" ]
24 Oct Rufous Hummingbird near Eagle in Waukesha Co. continues 10/24/14. some images... [Jim Edlhuber ]
24 Oct Re: Rufous Hummingbird Waukesha County 10/23/14 some images... ["" ]
24 Oct Dane co. Landfill ["Steve Thiessen" ]

Subject: Shhhh!
From: "andrew jordan" <dmarc-noreply AT freelists.org> (Redacted sender "autumntrad05@yahoo.com" for DMARC)
Date: Fri, 31 Oct 2014 12:00:41 -0700
As I grow older I still remember the black capped chickadee was the first bird 
I ever noticed. I have seen over 700 species of birds in my lifetime being in 
Virginia, Texas, Mexico and Germany. But what I love most is the birds in my 
own backyard. I consider most of Wisconsin as home for I grew up here. There 
was a time as a child when you only saw geese in the spring and fall. They are 
now a pest in most communities. I have heard them referred to as sky carp. The 
sandhill cranes population has exploded from a small area in central Wisconsin 
to where they walk among people in warner park. Thus bringing the hope of a 
suitable habitat and population growth for the whooping crane. The eastern wild 
turkey was reintroduced into Wisconsin and that population has exploded to the 
point they live right in town. They have earned the name as ground carp. The 
non native ring necked pheasant was once well established in Wisconsin, but 
there population has dwindled. I 

 noted this year how the blue grosbeak was a target for a lot of birders. This 
bird is not new nesting in Wisconsin for there has been a pair nesting in dodge 
county for three years. I gather that of this pair one is an offspring of the 
dodge county pair. In 2011 a woman in Broadhead contacted me because she had a 
weird looking grosbeak feeding at her tray with the rose breasted grosbeaks. I 
drove to her farm and she had a male black headed grosbeak. So as people post 
on here that they see this and that some stay quiet to let nature run its 
course. My mom use to have evening and pine grosbeaks, red and white winged 
crossbills and other visitors at her feeders from the 70's thru the early 90's 
now you don't see them that often in southern Wisconsin. I am done for now more 
to come later. 

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Subject: Cranes at Crex
From: "Hoffman, Steven R - DNR" <Steven.Hoffman AT wisconsin.gov>
Date: Fri, 31 Oct 2014 13:56:16 -0500
Our first sandhill crane fall fly out count for the Grantsburg area totaled 
21,222 cranes. There are currently over 14,000 cranes using the Crex Meadows 
Wildlife Area refuge for night roosting. If you are in the area it is a 
fantastic sight to watch them fly in at dusk or fly out in the morning. If you 
are on Main Dike Road at the south side of the Crex refuge about an hour to an 
hour and a half before dark the birds will be coming in. They will be here for 
a few weeks yet unless we get a lot of snow. We will be conducting a second 
count on Monday November 10th. 

We are committed to service excellence.
Visit our survey at http://dnr.wi.gov/customersurvey to evaluate how I did.

Steven R. Hoffman
Wildlife Biologist - Crex Meadows Wildlife Area
Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources
102 E. Crex Ave.; Grantsburg, WI 54840
Phone: 715-463-2896
Cell Phone: 715-431-0748
Fax: 715-463-3761
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Subject: Fish Camp Landing, Lake Kegonsa
From: "Steve Thiessen" <stevethiessen AT charter.net>
Date: Fri, 31 Oct 2014 13:31:18 -0500

 Stopped at Fish Camp Boat Landing, on Lake Kegonsa, this morning. There were 2 
Surf Scoters out in the middle of the bay. The water vapors made it hard to 
zoom up, but I saw one fly and never saw any white in the wing on the other, 
even after a number of dives. 

 Steve Thiessen Stoughton Dane co.
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Subject: Re: HUNTING AND BIRDING!
From: <jmotquin AT new.rr.com>
Date: Fri, 31 Oct 2014 17:54:52 +0000
Since my name was dropped, I'll comment. I became hooked on birding when I 
started my thesis work, but I truly appreciate how audio and visual 
identification of both birds and other creatures has enhanced my hunting 
experiences. I annually see/hear most of the Wisconsin warblers (minus those 
southern specialties) from a turkey blind. I also tend to luck out on winter 
finches as I truly love late season (winter) hunting. More importantly, keeping 
mental property inventories of the places I hunt helps me assess the overall 
habitat quality as a general wildlife refuge, not just a 
deer/turkey/waterfowl/fill in the blank sanctuary. I'm an environmentalist like 
many of you. I'm scared at how different of a "natural" world my son will 
experience than I was fortunate enough to see. 


No judgements here. Just at peace with the opportunity to get outside to watch 
the world go by in one spot for a while. 


Jon Motquin
Freedom, Outagamie Co.

Waiting for that first snowy/non-junco winter finch



> 
> You made some very valid points - it's a shame you undermined your own 
> argument by coming across as self-righteous and judgmental.  Trust me, 
> that never works.  Not sure how you got the idea that you'd hurt 
> anyone's feelings by posting what you saw out in the woods while 
> hunting.  That's never been discouraged on this forum, and in fact, Jon 
> Motquin and Tom Uttech, both well-respected Wisbirdn subscribers, in 
> past autumns have frequently posted what they saw while out in their 
> tree stands.  (Hope you guys don't mind that I name-dropped without 
> checking with you first.)  There's an awful lot to be gained from 
> sitting quietly in the woods for long periods and just observing.
> 
> The main point of banning DISCUSSIONS of hunting on this listserv is 
> simply that it almost inevitably degenerates into name-calling - as you 
> yourself proved.  ("Tree hugger"? Really?  Didn't know anyone still used 
> that anachronistic expression, except ironically.)  Everyone who 
> subscribes to Wisbirdn receives a list of the rules and banned topics, 
> and is explicitly told to save and refer to them.  Since most people 
> probably don't, the list is also on the Freelists website:
> 
> http://www.freelists.org/list/wisbirdn  (click on the "Wisconsin Birding 
> Network" link under Webpage at lower left.)
> 
> To quote:  "WISBIRDN is an electronic discussion list principally 
> focused on Wisconsin birds and birding. Topics may include the timely 
> reporting of rare bird sightings, trip reports, requests for 
> information, activities of the Wisconsin Society for Ornithology, and 
> other birding-related organizations and research."
> 
> While I can't speak for listowner Tom Sykes, I am NOT anti-hunting (I've 
> mentioned before that I used to hunt, and some of my closest birding 
> buddies are hunters.) It also should be noted that WSO both encourages 
> people to buy Migratory Bird Hunting and CONSERVATION Stamps (aka "Duck 
> Stamps"), and at least used to offer them through the bookstore 
> (although they seem to not be on there now - perhaps they ran through 
> their stock.)
> 
> Let's face it - hunting can be controversial.  Some people are strongly 
> pro-, and others are strongly anti-.  I suspect the majority of us are 
> somewhere in between, and only pay much attention when it's in the news, 
> such as when a new open season is proposed.  The more "charismatic" the 
> bird or animal being proposed for an open season, the stronger feelings 
> will run.  I'm not arguing that it isn't important to discuss it, 
> because it is.  But this is not the venue for it.  In this day and age, 
> there are many other listservs and discussion groups.  Yes, it may be 
> pertinent to this forum, but experience has shown over and over, ad 
> infinitum, that we as a group have trouble staying on track and focused.
> 
> That is why Tom Sykes banned certain topics, and why I keep enforcing 
> that ban.  People protest to me all the time about it, but believe me, I 
> get MANY more compliments, from people who belong to other birding 
> listservs and discussion groups, about how much they enjoy the harmony 
> and respect shown on this listserv, and as long as Tom sees fit to leave 
> me in charge, that's how it's going to stay. I've never booted anyone 
> off for disagreeing with me, but I prefer that you do it backchannel to 
> spare the other members from having to read all that (you really would 
> not believe how often I get requests to end lines of discussion that 
> have gotten off track.)  A respectful, well-thought-out counterpoint 
> always carries more weight than just firing something off on the spur of 
> the moment.
> 
> This turned out much longer than I had intended, as usual (another thing 
> I get a lot of backchannel complaints about... and I never kicked any of 
> those people off, either.)  I haven't had enough time this year to do 
> much birding, so it's nice to read what others are seeing.  So, go 
> outside (maybe not today - kinda nasty out, so go to the Post Office and 
> buy a Duck Stamp, nearly all of which goes towards habitat 
> conservation), and let us know what you saw.
> 
> Peter Fissel
> Wisbirdn Admin/Monitor Guy
> Madison WI
> 
> On 10/30/2014 6:04 PM, andrew jordan (Redacted sender 
> autumntrad05 AT yahoo.com for DMARC) wrote:
> > I have been following this site for a couple of years. During that time I 
have been quiet. I laugh at how protective you are towards some species then 
give exact locations on others. The observer's and the owners of this web site 
enjoy going to different areas in Wisconsin to observe birds and other wildlife 
at state and federal lands that are operated and purchased on the HUNTER'S 
DIME. I hunt so my purchase of state and federal duck stamps, turkey and 
pheasant stamps plus the cost of my hunting license ensure that these areas you 
enjoy stay open and maintained. What irritated myself is the harassment of 
certain species by people who all they want is a lifer on their list. But yet 
we the ones who pay the extra can't post our day out in the woods without 
hurting the feelings of a tree hugger. I WENT BOW HUNTING YESTERDAY I SAW 8 
DOE, 4 FAWNS AND SEVERAL SMALL BUCKS. WHILE I SPENT 9 AND A HALF HOURS IN MY 
STAND I SAW THE FOLLOWING 

> > 2 PILEATED WOODPECKERS
> > WOOD DUCKS
> > BARRED OWLS
> > NORTHERN CARDINAL
> > AMERICAN ROBINS
> > DOWNY
> > HAIRY
> > RED BELLIED
> > FOX SPARROW
> > WHITE THROATED SPARROW
> > SLATE COLORED JUNCO
> > TURKEYS
> > COOPERS HAWK
> > RED TAILED HAWK
> > TUFTED TITMOUSE
> > WHITE BREASTED NUTHATCH
> > BLACK CAPPED CHICKADEE
> > BROWN CREEPER
> > SANDHILL CRANES
> > CANADA GEESE
> > HERMIT THRUSH
> > GOLDEN CROWNED KINGLET
> > EASTERN BLUEBIRD
> > CEDAR WAXWING.
> >
> > 1 RED FOX
> > 1 FIELD MOUSE
> > 3 RACCOONS
> > 1 OPOSSUM
> > 1 BLACK and many GRAY & FOX SQUIRREL
> >
> > I SAY MY MONEY WELL SPENT.
> >
> > HUNTING is enjoyable more ways than 1
> >
> > Andrew Jordan. Sun Prairie
> >
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Subject: No more posts, please
From: "Peter A. Fissel" <pfissel AT library.wisc.edu>
Date: Fri, 31 Oct 2014 12:26:04 -0500
Apparently, I did not make myself clear that discussions for or against 
hunting are not allowed on this listserv.  Next person who posts 
anything about hunting other than a safety reminder is off the list.

Peter Fissel
Wisbirdn Admin
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Subject: Re: HUNTING AND BIRDING!
From: Ken Damro <traditionalnesters AT gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 31 Oct 2014 12:11:45 -0500
Hello Andrew,
I read your e-mail letter with great interest. For years I've been
frustrated and disappointed in the WSO for just the opposite - for
promoting or not taking a stand against hunting - especially bird hunting.
Yes, while we all make such a fuss over a great gray owl and how wonderful
it is and how we shouldn't harass or bother it (which I wholeheartedly
agree with) there are other birds getting slaughtered for fun on some
wetland in the name of conservation and we say absolutely nothing.
The truth is; we can donate to those state and federal lands and reserves
without blowing away the wildlife that regard it as home or temporarily
regard it as home. This fallacy that we have to be killing animals to save
animals is completely old fashion and bankrupt. I'm a visionary - I think
we can raise the money for such interests without engaging in violence and
killing and injuring innocent life.
I go out with my canoe or kayak to see waterfowl and they are gone before I
get a country mile away. Hunters have them so scared they cannot trust us -
and for good reason. I think this is a shame for humanity - why we cannot
live in harmony with all life - why we need to dominate and scare the crap
out of every other being. No this is not an argument about too many animals
that they have to be managed - this is an argument for people who are
addicted to the fun of duping and killing innocent wildlife - wildlife I
have a right to view and enjoy as well as the hunters.
I was once the biggest hunter around. I lived and breathed it. I thought as
you do. But I have changed, my views have matured. My heart is no longer
made of stone and I use compassion, love, reason, and vision instead of
addiction and selfishness to form my opinions.
You can sit in that deer stand and get a good list of birds whether you
have a gun/bow with you or not.
Wishing you good birding
Ken Damro
Viroqua, WI

On Thu, Oct 30, 2014 at 6:04 PM, andrew jordan 
wrote:

> I have been following this site for a couple of years. During that time I
> have been quiet. I laugh at how protective you are towards some species
> then give exact locations on others. The observer's and the owners of this
> web site enjoy going to different areas in Wisconsin to observe birds and
> other wildlife at state and federal lands that are operated and purchased
> on the HUNTER'S DIME. I hunt so my purchase of state and federal duck
> stamps, turkey and pheasant stamps plus the cost of my hunting license
> ensure that these areas you enjoy stay open and maintained. What irritated
> myself is the harassment of certain species by people who all they want is
> a lifer on their list. But yet we the ones who pay the extra can't post our
> day out in the woods without hurting the feelings of a tree hugger.  I WENT
> BOW HUNTING YESTERDAY I SAW 8 DOE, 4 FAWNS AND SEVERAL SMALL BUCKS. WHILE I
> SPENT 9 AND A HALF HOURS IN MY STAND I SAW THE FOLLOWING
> 2 PILEATED WOODPECKERS
> WOOD DUCKS
> BARRED OWLS
> NORTHERN CARDINAL
> AMERICAN ROBINS
> DOWNY
> HAIRY
> RED BELLIED
> FOX SPARROW
> WHITE THROATED SPARROW
> SLATE COLORED JUNCO
> TURKEYS
> COOPERS HAWK
> RED TAILED HAWK
> TUFTED TITMOUSE
> WHITE BREASTED NUTHATCH
> BLACK CAPPED CHICKADEE
> BROWN CREEPER
> SANDHILL CRANES
> CANADA GEESE
> HERMIT THRUSH
> GOLDEN CROWNED KINGLET
> EASTERN BLUEBIRD
> CEDAR WAXWING.
>
> 1 RED FOX
> 1 FIELD MOUSE
> 3 RACCOONS
> 1 OPOSSUM
> 1 BLACK and many GRAY & FOX SQUIRREL
>
> I SAY MY MONEY WELL SPENT.
>
> HUNTING is enjoyable more ways than 1
>
> Andrew Jordan. Sun Prairie
>
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Subject: WSO sells Duck Stamps!!
From: Christine Reel <dcreel AT gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 31 Oct 2014 10:07:30 -0500
Here's a link to the information: http://wsobirds.org/?p=5547, with a link
to an order form at the bottom of the page.
WSO offers Duck Stamps as a special item, not through the Bookstore, but
through me (I know that can be confusing - sorry about that!). We also
offer a holder so you can display your stamp. Available until February 1.

I'm sending this message in response to Peter's comment: "It also should be
noted that WSO both encourages people to buy Migratory Bird Hunting and
CONSERVATION Stamps (aka "Duck Stamps"), and at least used to offer them
through the bookstore (although they seem to not be on there now - perhaps
they ran through their stock.)"

Christine Reel
Waukesha


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Subject: Ordering Duck Stamps thru WSO website
From: "Peter A. Fissel" <pfissel AT library.wisc.edu>
Date: Fri, 31 Oct 2014 09:58:39 -0500
Nancy Nabak prompted me to investigate further, so I did a "Site Search" 
on the WSO website and found the right page:

http://wsobirds.org/?p=5547


Peter Fissel
Madison WI
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Subject: Re: HUNTING AND BIRDING!
From: "Peter A. Fissel" <pfissel AT library.wisc.edu>
Date: Fri, 31 Oct 2014 09:26:24 -0500
Andrew -

You made some very valid points - it's a shame you undermined your own 
argument by coming across as self-righteous and judgmental.  Trust me, 
that never works.  Not sure how you got the idea that you'd hurt 
anyone's feelings by posting what you saw out in the woods while 
hunting.  That's never been discouraged on this forum, and in fact, Jon 
Motquin and Tom Uttech, both well-respected Wisbirdn subscribers, in 
past autumns have frequently posted what they saw while out in their 
tree stands.  (Hope you guys don't mind that I name-dropped without 
checking with you first.)  There's an awful lot to be gained from 
sitting quietly in the woods for long periods and just observing.

The main point of banning DISCUSSIONS of hunting on this listserv is 
simply that it almost inevitably degenerates into name-calling - as you 
yourself proved.  ("Tree hugger"? Really?  Didn't know anyone still used 
that anachronistic expression, except ironically.)  Everyone who 
subscribes to Wisbirdn receives a list of the rules and banned topics, 
and is explicitly told to save and refer to them.  Since most people 
probably don't, the list is also on the Freelists website:

http://www.freelists.org/list/wisbirdn  (click on the "Wisconsin Birding 
Network" link under Webpage at lower left.)

To quote:  "WISBIRDN is an electronic discussion list principally 
focused on Wisconsin birds and birding. Topics may include the timely 
reporting of rare bird sightings, trip reports, requests for 
information, activities of the Wisconsin Society for Ornithology, and 
other birding-related organizations and research."

While I can't speak for listowner Tom Sykes, I am NOT anti-hunting (I've 
mentioned before that I used to hunt, and some of my closest birding 
buddies are hunters.) It also should be noted that WSO both encourages 
people to buy Migratory Bird Hunting and CONSERVATION Stamps (aka "Duck 
Stamps"), and at least used to offer them through the bookstore 
(although they seem to not be on there now - perhaps they ran through 
their stock.)

Let's face it - hunting can be controversial.  Some people are strongly 
pro-, and others are strongly anti-.  I suspect the majority of us are 
somewhere in between, and only pay much attention when it's in the news, 
such as when a new open season is proposed.  The more "charismatic" the 
bird or animal being proposed for an open season, the stronger feelings 
will run.  I'm not arguing that it isn't important to discuss it, 
because it is.  But this is not the venue for it.  In this day and age, 
there are many other listservs and discussion groups.  Yes, it may be 
pertinent to this forum, but experience has shown over and over, ad 
infinitum, that we as a group have trouble staying on track and focused.

That is why Tom Sykes banned certain topics, and why I keep enforcing 
that ban.  People protest to me all the time about it, but believe me, I 
get MANY more compliments, from people who belong to other birding 
listservs and discussion groups, about how much they enjoy the harmony 
and respect shown on this listserv, and as long as Tom sees fit to leave 
me in charge, that's how it's going to stay. I've never booted anyone 
off for disagreeing with me, but I prefer that you do it backchannel to 
spare the other members from having to read all that (you really would 
not believe how often I get requests to end lines of discussion that 
have gotten off track.)  A respectful, well-thought-out counterpoint 
always carries more weight than just firing something off on the spur of 
the moment.

This turned out much longer than I had intended, as usual (another thing 
I get a lot of backchannel complaints about... and I never kicked any of 
those people off, either.)  I haven't had enough time this year to do 
much birding, so it's nice to read what others are seeing.  So, go 
outside (maybe not today - kinda nasty out, so go to the Post Office and 
buy a Duck Stamp, nearly all of which goes towards habitat 
conservation), and let us know what you saw.

Peter Fissel
Wisbirdn Admin/Monitor Guy
Madison WI

On 10/30/2014 6:04 PM, andrew jordan (Redacted sender 
autumntrad05 AT yahoo.com for DMARC) wrote:
> I have been following this site for a couple of years. During that time I 
have been quiet. I laugh at how protective you are towards some species then 
give exact locations on others. The observer's and the owners of this web site 
enjoy going to different areas in Wisconsin to observe birds and other wildlife 
at state and federal lands that are operated and purchased on the HUNTER'S 
DIME. I hunt so my purchase of state and federal duck stamps, turkey and 
pheasant stamps plus the cost of my hunting license ensure that these areas you 
enjoy stay open and maintained. What irritated myself is the harassment of 
certain species by people who all they want is a lifer on their list. But yet 
we the ones who pay the extra can't post our day out in the woods without 
hurting the feelings of a tree hugger. I WENT BOW HUNTING YESTERDAY I SAW 8 
DOE, 4 FAWNS AND SEVERAL SMALL BUCKS. WHILE I SPENT 9 AND A HALF HOURS IN MY 
STAND I SAW THE FOLLOWING 

> 2 PILEATED WOODPECKERS
> WOOD DUCKS
> BARRED OWLS
> NORTHERN CARDINAL
> AMERICAN ROBINS
> DOWNY
> HAIRY
> RED BELLIED
> FOX SPARROW
> WHITE THROATED SPARROW
> SLATE COLORED JUNCO
> TURKEYS
> COOPERS HAWK
> RED TAILED HAWK
> TUFTED TITMOUSE
> WHITE BREASTED NUTHATCH
> BLACK CAPPED CHICKADEE
> BROWN CREEPER
> SANDHILL CRANES
> CANADA GEESE
> HERMIT THRUSH
> GOLDEN CROWNED KINGLET
> EASTERN BLUEBIRD
> CEDAR WAXWING.
>
> 1 RED FOX
> 1 FIELD MOUSE
> 3 RACCOONS
> 1 OPOSSUM
> 1 BLACK and many GRAY & FOX SQUIRREL
>
> I SAY MY MONEY WELL SPENT.
>
> HUNTING is enjoyable more ways than 1
>
> Andrew Jordan. Sun Prairie
>
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Subject: RFI--Hawaii
From: "Seegert, Greg" <gseegert AT eaest.com>
Date: Fri, 31 Oct 2014 04:28:19 +0000
Wisbirders
In January, Jann and I are going to Guam to visit her daughter. On the way 
there, we are stopping for 6 days in Hawaii. It is the only state I haven't 
visited so I don't know much about it. From what I read on the web, birding is 
not very good nr Honolulu or the island it is on. It sounds like the "big" 
island of Hawaii is much better for land birds. Does anyone have advice re 
where on Hawaii to bird or tours we could get on for a day or 2. If you have 
any suggestions, please back-channel me. 


Thanks
Greg Seegert
Beaver Dam

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Subject: L Mich et al
From: "Seegert, Greg" <gseegert AT eaest.com>
Date: Fri, 31 Oct 2014 04:20:22 +0000
Wisbirders
Went to the Milwaukee lakefront today. Stopped at the snack shop nr Bradford 
Beach. At 1130 there were about 25 scoters (2/3 black and 1/3 surf) about 200 
yds offshore. Next I checked Lake Park for land birds but it was dead. When I 
stopped back at the snack shop at 130 there were now about 40 scoters including 
2 WW scoters. Hanging with the WW was one female LT duck. Not many gulls and 
most of those present were ring bills. 


Yesterday in Dodge CTY N of Fox L along Prairie Rd, I ran into a flock of 
200-300 field birds....mostly Lapland longspurs but a few snow buntings and a 
few horned larks. 


Here's a non-birding question. I've been harvesting black-eyed susan stalks in 
order to extract the beetle larvae they contain. Does anyone know the sp of 
beetle that lives in these stalks? I can't find anything about this on the web 
and have always wondered. Back-channel me if you know the sp 


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Subject: FW: Hoy Audubon Society bird walks on Saturday mornings in November
From: "EJ Wheeler" <ejwheeler AT wi.rr.com>
Date: Thu, 30 Oct 2014 19:30:12 -0600
Hello Everyone:
 

Sorry about my previous garbled message, I sent it using the wrong format
off my phone.  I just want to let everyone know, you are more than welcome
to join our birding walk this weekend.  It is absolutely beautiful along the
lake.  The winds will be coming out of the North so that should lend to good
birding.  Please do not be shy, we are all very friendly:-) and we would
love to meet new birders.  If any one has any questions or need directions,
please feel free to contact me.  

 

Elizabeth J. Mueller-Wheeler

Hoy Audubon

ejwheeler AT wi.rr.com

 

  _____  

From: Hoy Audubon Society [mailto:hoynewsletter AT gmail.com] 
Sent: Thursday, October 30, 2014 7:06 PM
To: Hoy Audubon Society
Subject: Hoy Audubon Society bird walks on Saturday mornings in November

 

Mark your calendars now for Hoy Audubon's November bird walks along the Lake
Michigan shoreline in Racine County.
 
The following information is from our website, www.hoyaudubon.org:

FIELD TRIPS: Shoop Park/Wind Point - Lake Michigan Birding
Saturdays at 9:00 A.M.
November 1, 8, 15, 22, 29

Hoy Audubon will hold late-fall bird walks at Wind Point. We'll meet at the
parking lot at Shoop Park and walk northward along the lakeshore trail to
the Wind Point Lighthouse. To get back to the parking lot, we'll either
retrace our steps or walk along the edge of Shoop golf course.

Along the lake we'll be looking for migrating ducks (the males in breeding
plumage will be looking good!), scoters, grebes, and other waterfowl. We
might see a few shorebirds at the lakefront as well as some late fall
migrants like Yellow-rumped Warblers and kinglets in the wooded areas.

In November it's usually cold and windy at the lakeshore, so dress for the
weather (a warm jacket, a hat, and gloves) and wear sturdy walking shoes
(0.6 miles one-way). Bring your bird book, binoculars, and a spotting scope
if you have one (don't worry if you don't!).

Shoop Park is located between the 3 and 4 Mile Roads, Racine Co.
Click here for a map: 
http://www.hoyaudubon.org/racinebirding/windpoint

   Birds observed during the month of November (historical eBird sightings):
http://tinyurl.com/kq33w4w

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Subject: Bald Eagle, Lincoln Cty and Wild Turkeys, Ruffed Grouse Snow Buntings Forest Cty
From: Roy & Robin Knispel <rknispel AT charter.net>
Date: Thu, 30 Oct 2014 21:26:59 -0400
My brother Lee and I birded from Merrill (Lincoln Cty0 to National 
Forest Rds. east of Three Lakes in Forest Cty on Monday, October 27.  
Highlights:
North of Merrill, just east of Pier St.
Bald Eagle  2 yr.+

Sugar Camp, Forest Cty
Wild Turkey                  12

Forest Service Rds., Forest Cty
Ruffed Grouse                 3
Red-tailed Hawk               1
Downy Woodpecker              1
Hairy Woodpecker              1
Common Raven                  1
B. C. Chickadee               2
R. B. Nuthatch                5
Snow Bunting                  4

Roy Knispel
Johnson City, TN




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Subject: Waterfowl, Stumpf Rd., Fond du Lac Cty near Horicon Marsh
From: Roy & Robin Knispel <rknispel AT charter.net>
Date: Thu, 30 Oct 2014 21:19:17 -0400
My brother Lee and I hunted geese and watched waterfowl and other birds 
from a blind on Stumpf Rd. in Fond du Lac Cty near Horicon Marsh.
Thursday evening, October 23
Canada Geese                1500
Cackling Goose                 1
Sandhill Cranes              125

Friday, October 24
Canada Geese                1500
Mallard                        5
Wood Duck                      4
N. Pintail                    20
Other ducks                  230
Sandhill Cranes              300
Bald Eagle                     1
Northern Harrier               2
Great Blue Heron               1
Downy Woodpecker               1
Crow                           4
B. C. Chickadee                3
W. B. Nuthatch                 1
Red-winged Blackbird          28
Common Grackle                10

There were many more black birds, mostly fly-overs, likely including 
many Redwinged Blackbirds and Common Grackles, but possibly also other 
species including B. H. Cowbirds and others.

Roy Knispel
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Subject: Fwd: Hoy Audubon Society bird walks on Saturday mornings in November
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Date: Thu, 30 Oct 2014 20:13:49 -0500
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Subject: Snow Buntings at Terrell's Island Oshkosh/Omro
From: Roy & Robin Knispel <rknispel AT charter.net>
Date: Thu, 30 Oct 2014 20:55:49 -0400
My brother Lee and I spent part of Thursday (Oct. 23) walking the 
Breakwater Loop at Terrell's Island on Lake Butte des Morts. Here is the 
species report:
Mallard                6
Ruddy Duck             6
Pied-billed Grebe      1
White Pelican          1
D. C. Cormorant      250
Coot                  40
Spotted Sandpiper      1
Dunlin                 5
Herring Gull          10
B. C. Chickadee        2
Am. Tree Sparrow       4
SNOW BUNTING          40
Roy Knispel
Johnson City, TN

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Subject: Re: HUNTING AND BIRDING!
From: David Snell <dasnell3 AT gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 30 Oct 2014 18:17:46 -0500
Sounds like a good day of birding and wildlife watching. Congratulations on
a really good day in the woods.
On Thu, Oct 30, 2014 at 6:04 PM, andrew jordan 
wrote:

> I have been following this site for a couple of years. During that time I
> have been quiet. I laugh at how protective you are towards some species
> then give exact locations on others. The observer's and the owners of this
> web site enjoy going to different areas in Wisconsin to observe birds and
> other wildlife at state and federal lands that are operated and purchased
> on the HUNTER'S DIME. I hunt so my purchase of state and federal duck
> stamps, turkey and pheasant stamps plus the cost of my hunting license
> ensure that these areas you enjoy stay open and maintained. What irritated
> myself is the harassment of certain species by people who all they want is
> a lifer on their list. But yet we the ones who pay the extra can't post our
> day out in the woods without hurting the feelings of a tree hugger.  I WENT
> BOW HUNTING YESTERDAY I SAW 8 DOE, 4 FAWNS AND SEVERAL SMALL BUCKS. WHILE I
> SPENT 9 AND A HALF HOURS IN MY STAND I SAW THE FOLLOWING
> 2 PILEATED WOODPECKERS
> WOOD DUCKS
> BARRED OWLS
> NORTHERN CARDINAL
> AMERICAN ROBINS
> DOWNY
> HAIRY
> RED BELLIED
> FOX SPARROW
> WHITE THROATED SPARROW
> SLATE COLORED JUNCO
> TURKEYS
> COOPERS HAWK
> RED TAILED HAWK
> TUFTED TITMOUSE
> WHITE BREASTED NUTHATCH
> BLACK CAPPED CHICKADEE
> BROWN CREEPER
> SANDHILL CRANES
> CANADA GEESE
> HERMIT THRUSH
> GOLDEN CROWNED KINGLET
> EASTERN BLUEBIRD
> CEDAR WAXWING.
>
> 1 RED FOX
> 1 FIELD MOUSE
> 3 RACCOONS
> 1 OPOSSUM
> 1 BLACK and many GRAY & FOX SQUIRREL
>
> I SAY MY MONEY WELL SPENT.
>
> HUNTING is enjoyable more ways than 1
>
> Andrew Jordan. Sun Prairie
>
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Subject: HUNTING AND BIRDING!
From: "andrew jordan" <dmarc-noreply AT freelists.org> (Redacted sender "autumntrad05@yahoo.com" for DMARC)
Date: Thu, 30 Oct 2014 16:04:26 -0700
I have been following this site for a couple of years. During that time I have 
been quiet. I laugh at how protective you are towards some species then give 
exact locations on others. The observer's and the owners of this web site enjoy 
going to different areas in Wisconsin to observe birds and other wildlife at 
state and federal lands that are operated and purchased on the HUNTER'S DIME. I 
hunt so my purchase of state and federal duck stamps, turkey and pheasant 
stamps plus the cost of my hunting license ensure that these areas you enjoy 
stay open and maintained. What irritated myself is the harassment of certain 
species by people who all they want is a lifer on their list. But yet we the 
ones who pay the extra can't post our day out in the woods without hurting the 
feelings of a tree hugger. I WENT BOW HUNTING YESTERDAY I SAW 8 DOE, 4 FAWNS 
AND SEVERAL SMALL BUCKS. WHILE I SPENT 9 AND A HALF HOURS IN MY STAND I SAW THE 
FOLLOWING 

2 PILEATED WOODPECKERS
WOOD DUCKS
BARRED OWLS
NORTHERN CARDINAL
AMERICAN ROBINS
DOWNY
HAIRY
RED BELLIED
FOX SPARROW
WHITE THROATED SPARROW
SLATE COLORED JUNCO
TURKEYS
COOPERS HAWK
RED TAILED HAWK
TUFTED TITMOUSE
WHITE BREASTED NUTHATCH
BLACK CAPPED CHICKADEE
BROWN CREEPER
SANDHILL CRANES 
CANADA GEESE 
HERMIT THRUSH
GOLDEN CROWNED KINGLET
EASTERN BLUEBIRD
CEDAR WAXWING.

1 RED FOX
1 FIELD MOUSE
3 RACCOONS 
1 OPOSSUM 
1 BLACK and many GRAY & FOX SQUIRREL 

I SAY MY MONEY WELL SPENT. 

HUNTING is enjoyable more ways than 1

Andrew Jordan. Sun Prairie 

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Subject: Large migration of blackbirds--La Crosse
From: Mary Strasser <mrstrass AT msn.com>
Date: Thu, 30 Oct 2014 15:50:58 -0500
Starting at 9:30 this morning, there was a long stream of blackbirds migrating 
over my ridge top yard in southeast La Crosse. There were hundreds of them 
flying over my house for about 10 minutes. It made me think of how amazing the 
passenger pigeon flocks must've been in their sky darkening masses. 

Mary Strasser in southeast La Crosse
La Crosse County 
 		 	   		  
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Subject: Urban Ecology Center Bird Walk, October 30, 2014
From: Dennis Casper <denncasp.wisbirder AT gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 30 Oct 2014 15:06:37 -0500
Urban Ecology Center, Riverside Park, 1500 East Park Place, Milwaukee, WI
 53211
414-964-8505, www.UrbanEcologyCenter.org
Bird Walk
Thursdays,  8am-10am year round, Free and Open to the Public, All Ages
Welcome

Thursday,  October 30, 2014
39 degrees
Mostly cloudy
20 birders

Species:  27

17 Mallard
1 Cooper’s Hawk
1 Peregrine Falcon
1 Ring-billed Gull
4 Herring Gull
20 Rock Pigeon
3 Mourning Dove
1 Red-bellied Woodpecker
4 Downy Woodpecker
1 Hairy Woodpecker

1 Northern Flicker
2 Blue Jay
5 American Crow
20 Black-capped Chickadee
5 White-breasted Nuthatch
3 Ruby-crowned Kinglet
12 American Robin
20 Cedar Waxwing
2 Yellow-rumped Warbler
1 Black-and-white Warbler

6 American Tree Sparrow
3 White-throated Sparrow
40 Dark-eyed Junco
3 Northern Cardinal
6 House Finch
30 American Goldfinch
15 House Sparrow

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Subject: Save the Date! Making Our Private Lands Count for Birds (WBCI Annual Meeting)
From: Karen Etter Hale <chimneyswift1 AT icloud.com>
Date: Thu, 30 Oct 2014 13:32:11 -0500
SAVE THE DATE!
WBCI Annual Meeting  March 19-21, 2015

*******
Making Our Private Lands Count for Birds

Wisconsin Bird Conservation Initiative
2015 Annual Meeting

Thursday-Saturday, March 19-21, 2015
Avalon Hotel & Conference Center
Chippewa Falls, WI

Our 2015 conference will focus on the importance of private lands to bird 
conservation, the theme of the 2013 State of the Birds Report: 
http://www.stateofthebirds.org/2013/2013%20State%20of%20the%20Birds_low-res.pdf 


Nearly 85% of land in Wisconsin is in private lands, so it is of critical 
importance to birds. From the report: Private lands conservation takes many 
forms, such as incentives from government programs, technical assistance from 
university extension services, and easements brokered by nonprofit groups. In 
all cases, though, the most crucial component is the eager, conservation-minded 
landowner [emphasis added]. Thankfully, private landowners are volunteering to 
protect and restore the habitat functions of their lands. 


All habitats  forests, grasslands, wetlands, and backyards  and property 
sizes will be featured. Join us to meet and learn from biologists, birders, 
restoration experts, nonprofits, and your fellow landowners on how you can 
increase your yield of grouse, ducks, meadowlarks, and warblers. We can 
guarantee a very affordable, useful, and fun conference! 


Thursday: Half-day Flying Wild Workshop; Birds & Beers in evening

Friday: Main conference, featuring presentations and discussion on southern and 
northern forests, grasslands and prairie, wetlands, and backyard habitats  
something for properties of all sizes, and much more! 


Saturday: Morning field trips to showcase/demonstrate lessons learned on Friday

Please share widely!

Karen
Karen Etter Hale
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Subject: Re: CBC Dates
From: Kyle Lindemer <kyle.lindemer AT gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 30 Oct 2014 13:15:32 -0500
Correction: I still need compilers for Amherst, Dundee, Rosendale, Monroe, and 
Superior. 

> Kyle Lindemer
> WSO CBC Coordinator
> Madison, Dane County

Sent from my iPhone

> On Oct 30, 2014, at 08:12, Kyle Lindemer  wrote:
> 
> As the CBC season approaches, I would like to remind all the CBC compilers to 
get their dates to me as soon as possible. Having the dates posted will ensure 
that volunteers have enough time to plan accordingly with the busy holiday 
season approaching, and hopefully attract new volunteers. 

> 
> I am still looking for a compiler for the Portage, Fond du Lac, Monroe, 
Rosendale, and Superior circles. 

> 
> The CBC locations and dates can be found here. 
http://wsobirds.org/?page_id#53 

> 
> Thank you to everyone who has already sent me their dates.
> 
> 
> -- 
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> WSO CBC Coordinator
> Madison, Dane County

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Subject: Snow Buntings/N. Shrike
From: Dennis Kuecherer <andesfox2 AT gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 30 Oct 2014 12:27:53 -0500
Hi all:
This AM there was/is a small flock of Snow Buntings (20+) and a Northern
Shrike on 6 mile road in North Ozaukee County.  Note: There still is/was a
Northern Harrier in the area.

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Subject: Horicon - Snow Buntings & Kestrels
From: "Spencer Stehno" <pensacola634 AT gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 30 Oct 2014 12:22:08 -0500
Wednesday, October 29, 2014 - Temperature: 44Fo  - Wind:  8-10 mph NW-W -
Partly Cloudy  - Dry 
Horicon Marsh area:      We took a casual ride N. up Hwy 67 to W. Hwy 33 to
N. Hwy 28 to Dike Road to W. Hwy 49 and then Auto Tour at sunset

 

Highlights:

.         About 2-3 miles south of Hwy 33 on 67, we had two kestrels wire
sitting a mile apart, and the turning onto Hwy 33 west, we had one kestrel
on the wire. What a treat that was as I'd not seen a kestrel since last
March at Waukesha airport.

 

.         We went out onto the Dike Road, and while watching at dike control
bridge, 8 Snow Buntings flew in and landed on railings.  We were there about
another 90 minutes up and back on dike, and it was like they were either
following us or we were pushing them off the road from feeding & graveling.

 

.         The US Fish & Wildlife service had a big Airboat zipping around
with well insulated orange suited riders and huge flocks of geese & ducks &
others flying around north of Dike Road.

 

.         There were other small shorebirds, but between distance and
lighting and flight, we couldn't ID them.  There were a good number at the
last ponds on Auto-Tour, and some at first pond.

 

48 species

1.       Pied-billed grebes

2.       Horned grebes

3.       Am. White Pelicans

4.       Double-Crested Cormorants 

5.       Great Blue Heron

6.       Turkey Vultures

7.       Canada Goose

8.       Cackling Goose

9.       Trumpeter Swan

10.   Gadwall

11.   Am. Wigeon

12.   Am. Black

13.   Mallard

14.   BW Teal

15.   GW Teal

16.   N.  Shoveler

17.   N. Pintail

18.   Canvasback

19.   Bufflehead

20.   Ruddy

21.   N. Harrier - many rousting birds around ponds

22.   Red-Tailed Hawk

23.   Am. Kestrel

24.   Turkey 

25.   Am. Coot

26.   Sandhill Crane

27.   Gr. Yellow Legs

28.   Herring Gull

29.   Rock Dove

30.   Mourning Dove

31.   Great Horned Owl

32.   Red-bellied Woodpecker

33.   Downy Woodpecker

34.   Blue Jay

35.   Am. Crow

36.   Bl. Capped Chickadee

37.   Am. Robin

38.   European Starling

39.   Am. Tree Sparrow

40.   Swamp Sparrow

41.   Dark eyed-Junco

42.   Snow Buntings

43.   Red-Winged Blackbirds

44.   Rusty Blackbird

45.   Common Grackle

46.   Brn. Headed Cowbird

47.   House Finch

48.   Am. Goldfinch

 

Spence Stehno & Dennis Edgar



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Subject: Re: Swan hunting---starts Nov 1st?
From: "claudia giamati" <dmarc-noreply AT freelists.org> (Redacted sender "cgiamati@yahoo.com" for DMARC)
Date: Thu, 30 Oct 2014 16:20:43 +0000 (UTC)
The place to have your voice heard on this is the conservation congress 
meetings. Hunters I spoke with were vey reasonable, when I talked with them 
about the nuance of swan id.This hunt you're speaking of is reserved for the 
Ojibway residents,in ceded territory, probably won't see much action in 
Waukesha.p.s. sorry Peter... Claudia Giamati 

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-- M. C. Richards
      From: kevin seidel 
 To: buboarcto2 AT gmail.com 
Cc: C Gags ; WIBird  
 Sent: Thursday, October 30, 2014 8:35 AM
 Subject: [wisb] Re: Swan hunting---starts Nov 1st?
   
Well, y'all better keep paying attention because swan hunting is common in
parts of the U.S. and there's a sportsman's movement in Wisconsin to start
one up - along with sandhill cranes.
On Thu, Oct 30, 2014 at 8:18 AM, Sandy Petersen 
wrote:

> These rules apply to Wisconsin native Americans hunting on ceded
> territories, from what I can tell ...
> Sandy Petersen, Dane County
>
> On Wed, Oct 29, 2014 at 11:17 PM, Cathy Gagliardi 
> wrote:
>
> > I don't recall this talked about and was just posted to MN list serves.
> > This hunting area covers quite a few counties in WI....
> > http://www.glifwc.org/Regulations/14WFREGS3742final.pdf
> >
> >
> > ----- Original Message -----
> >
> > From: "Kristy Walker" 
> > To: "MOU-NET" , "MNBird"  >
> > Sent: Wednesday, October 29, 2014 10:05:04 PM
> > Subject: [mnbird] Swan hunting---I just don't understand this
> >
> >
> >
> > How can this be a good thing?
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> > SWAN SEASON INFORMATION
> > For the first time this fall, tribal members hunting off-reservation in
> > the 1837 and 1842 ceded territories can harvest tundra and trumpeter
> swans.
> > These two species can be difficult to tell apart in the field. While
> > either species can be harvested, the season is designed to place harvest
> > emphasis on migrant tundra swans, which are much more plentiful than the
> > locally nesting trumpeter swans. As such, the swan season will not begin
> > until November 1st, after migrant tundra swans have typically arrived in
> > the area in appreciable numbers. There is a daily and seasonal possession
> > limit of 2 swans.
> > All swans harvested must be registered at a tribal registration station
> or
> > with a GLIFWC warden. Swans must be registered in a fully feathered
> > condition, within 48 hours of being harvested. Upon registration, each
> swan
> > harvested will be identified to species. The season will end December 31,
> > or when 10 trumpeter swans have been harvested, whichever occurs first.
> > Please monitor this website before each hunting trip to determine if the
> > season is still open.
> > THE SWAN SEASON WILL OPEN NOVEMBER 1. AFTER THAT DATE THE HARVEST OF
> > TRUMPETER SWANS AND THE SEASON STATUS WILL BE POSTED HERE.
> >
> >
> >
> > The Great Lakes Indian Fish & Wildlife Commission is commonly known by
> its
> > acronym, GLIFWC. Formed in 1984, GLIFWC represents eleven Ojibwe tribes
> in
> > Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Michigan who reserved hunting, fishing and
> > gathering rights in the 1837, 1842, and 1854 Treaties with the United
> > States government.
> >
> > http://www.glifwc.org/index.html
> >
> >
> >
> >
> > Bill Gausman (lives in WI) who rescues swans wrote this:
> >
> > “One thing that makes this so difficult for many is the nature of the
> > birds. They mate for life, and use the same area for nesting each year.
> > They can do this for 20 years or more. They relate to the area all year
> > until they migrate. This makes them too vulnerable to survive a hunting
> > season. Many have actually known the individual birds for years, knowing
> > their personalities, going in each year to see which nest they are using,
> > how they are doing with their cygnets, etc. S ome are known by name, that
> > being their collar number, such as "83E", others without collars are
> known
> > as being "83E's mate". The individual birds become like family members.
> > Many of us have had them in kayaks with us as they were being banded. We
> > have held them and released them, and have personally experienced their
> > pleasing personalities.
> >
> > It is scary to think about going to a particular spot hoping to see a
> > particular individual, only to find out it had been shot last year, by
> > someone who doesn't know it by name. "It's just a bird, lighten up." I
> > liken it to someone shooting someone's longtime pet dog, saying, "it's
> just
> > a dog, lighten up."
> >
> > And as much as this loss hurts us, it must be devastating to its mate for
> > life!
> >
> > There are so few of these around. It just doesn't seem necessary to undo
> > all of the work that has been done over 25 years.”
> >
> > I really don’t understand why swans are allowed to be killed by hunters.
> >
> >
> >
> > Kristy Walker
> >
> >
> >
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Subject: Re: Swan hunting---starts Nov 1st?
From: "Peter A. Fissel" <pfissel AT library.wisc.edu>
Date: Thu, 30 Oct 2014 09:44:51 -0500
This will be my final reminder - this discussion is closed.

Peter Fissel
Wisbirdn Admin

On 10/30/2014 9:36 AM, Kim Kreimann wrote:
> You need to attend the conservation congress meeting in your county in spring 
to stay on top of this stuff. They are hosted by the DNR and that is where this 
stuff gets proposed and voted on. If the voices of hunters and trappers are the 
only ones heard, the laws made are in their favor. 

> Kim kreimann
> Dodge county
> Sent from my iPhone
>
>> On Oct 30, 2014, at 8:36 AM, "kevin seidel"  wrote:
>>
>> Well, y'all better keep paying attention because swan hunting is common in
>> parts of the U.S. and there's a sportsman's movement in Wisconsin to start
>> one up - along with sandhill cranes.
>> On Thu, Oct 30, 2014 at 8:18 AM, Sandy Petersen 
>> wrote:
>>
>>> These rules apply to Wisconsin native Americans hunting on ceded
>>> territories, from what I can tell ...
>>> Sandy Petersen, Dane County
>>>
>>> On Wed, Oct 29, 2014 at 11:17 PM, Cathy Gagliardi 
>>> wrote:
>>>
>>>> I don't recall this talked about and was just posted to MN list serves.
>>>> This hunting area covers quite a few counties in WI....
>>>> http://www.glifwc.org/Regulations/14WFREGS3742final.pdf
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> ----- Original Message -----
>>>>
>>>> From: "Kristy Walker" 
>>>> To: "MOU-NET" , "MNBird" >>>
>>>> Sent: Wednesday, October 29, 2014 10:05:04 PM
>>>> Subject: [mnbird] Swan hunting---I just don't understand this
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> How can this be a good thing?
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> SWAN SEASON INFORMATION
>>>> For the first time this fall, tribal members hunting off-reservation in
>>>> the 1837 and 1842 ceded territories can harvest tundra and trumpeter
>>> swans.
>>>> These two species can be difficult to tell apart in the field. While
>>>> either species can be harvested, the season is designed to place harvest
>>>> emphasis on migrant tundra swans, which are much more plentiful than the
>>>> locally nesting trumpeter swans. As such, the swan season will not begin
>>>> until November 1st, after migrant tundra swans have typically arrived in
>>>> the area in appreciable numbers. There is a daily and seasonal possession
>>>> limit of 2 swans.
>>>> All swans harvested must be registered at a tribal registration station
>>> or
>>>> with a GLIFWC warden. Swans must be registered in a fully feathered
>>>> condition, within 48 hours of being harvested. Upon registration, each
>>> swan
>>>> harvested will be identified to species. The season will end December 31,
>>>> or when 10 trumpeter swans have been harvested, whichever occurs first.
>>>> Please monitor this website before each hunting trip to determine if the
>>>> season is still open.
>>>> THE SWAN SEASON WILL OPEN NOVEMBER 1. AFTER THAT DATE THE HARVEST OF
>>>> TRUMPETER SWANS AND THE SEASON STATUS WILL BE POSTED HERE.
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> The Great Lakes Indian Fish & Wildlife Commission is commonly known by
>>> its
>>>> acronym, GLIFWC. Formed in 1984, GLIFWC represents eleven Ojibwe tribes
>>> in
>>>> Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Michigan who reserved hunting, fishing and
>>>> gathering rights in the 1837, 1842, and 1854 Treaties with the United
>>>> States government.
>>>>
>>>> http://www.glifwc.org/index.html
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> Bill Gausman (lives in WI) who rescues swans wrote this:
>>>>
>>>> “One thing that makes this so difficult for many is the nature of the
>>>> birds. They mate for life, and use the same area for nesting each year.
>>>> They can do this for 20 years or more. They relate to the area all year
>>>> until they migrate. This makes them too vulnerable to survive a hunting
>>>> season. Many have actually known the individual birds for years, knowing
>>>> their personalities, going in each year to see which nest they are using,
>>>> how they are doing with their cygnets, etc. S ome are known by name, that
>>>> being their collar number, such as "83E", others without collars are
>>> known
>>>> as being "83E's mate". The individual birds become like family members.
>>>> Many of us have had them in kayaks with us as they were being banded. We
>>>> have held them and released them, and have personally experienced their
>>>> pleasing personalities.
>>>>
>>>> It is scary to think about going to a particular spot hoping to see a
>>>> particular individual, only to find out it had been shot last year, by
>>>> someone who doesn't know it by name. "It's just a bird, lighten up." I
>>>> liken it to someone shooting someone's longtime pet dog, saying, "it's
>>> just
>>>> a dog, lighten up."
>>>>
>>>> And as much as this loss hurts us, it must be devastating to its mate for
>>>> life!
>>>>
>>>> There are so few of these around. It just doesn't seem necessary to undo
>>>> all of the work that has been done over 25 years.”
>>>>
>>>> I really don’t understand why swans are allowed to be killed by hunters.
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> Kristy Walker
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> _______________________________________________
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>>>>
>>>>
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Subject: Re: Swan hunting---starts Nov 1st?
From: Kim Kreimann <k9house1 AT hotmail.com>
Date: Thu, 30 Oct 2014 09:36:28 -0500
You need to attend the conservation congress meeting in your county in spring 
to stay on top of this stuff. They are hosted by the DNR and that is where this 
stuff gets proposed and voted on. If the voices of hunters and trappers are the 
only ones heard, the laws made are in their favor. 

Kim kreimann
Dodge county
Sent from my iPhone

> On Oct 30, 2014, at 8:36 AM, "kevin seidel"  wrote:
> 
> Well, y'all better keep paying attention because swan hunting is common in
> parts of the U.S. and there's a sportsman's movement in Wisconsin to start
> one up - along with sandhill cranes.
> On Thu, Oct 30, 2014 at 8:18 AM, Sandy Petersen 
> wrote:
> 
>> These rules apply to Wisconsin native Americans hunting on ceded
>> territories, from what I can tell ...
>> Sandy Petersen, Dane County
>> 
>> On Wed, Oct 29, 2014 at 11:17 PM, Cathy Gagliardi 
>> wrote:
>> 
>>> I don't recall this talked about and was just posted to MN list serves.
>>> This hunting area covers quite a few counties in WI....
>>> http://www.glifwc.org/Regulations/14WFREGS3742final.pdf
>>> 
>>> 
>>> ----- Original Message -----
>>> 
>>> From: "Kristy Walker" 
>>> To: "MOU-NET" , "MNBird" >> 
>>> Sent: Wednesday, October 29, 2014 10:05:04 PM
>>> Subject: [mnbird] Swan hunting---I just don't understand this
>>> 
>>> 
>>> 
>>> How can this be a good thing?
>>> 
>>> 
>>> 
>>> 
>>> 
>>> SWAN SEASON INFORMATION
>>> For the first time this fall, tribal members hunting off-reservation in
>>> the 1837 and 1842 ceded territories can harvest tundra and trumpeter
>> swans.
>>> These two species can be difficult to tell apart in the field. While
>>> either species can be harvested, the season is designed to place harvest
>>> emphasis on migrant tundra swans, which are much more plentiful than the
>>> locally nesting trumpeter swans. As such, the swan season will not begin
>>> until November 1st, after migrant tundra swans have typically arrived in
>>> the area in appreciable numbers. There is a daily and seasonal possession
>>> limit of 2 swans.
>>> All swans harvested must be registered at a tribal registration station
>> or
>>> with a GLIFWC warden. Swans must be registered in a fully feathered
>>> condition, within 48 hours of being harvested. Upon registration, each
>> swan
>>> harvested will be identified to species. The season will end December 31,
>>> or when 10 trumpeter swans have been harvested, whichever occurs first.
>>> Please monitor this website before each hunting trip to determine if the
>>> season is still open.
>>> THE SWAN SEASON WILL OPEN NOVEMBER 1. AFTER THAT DATE THE HARVEST OF
>>> TRUMPETER SWANS AND THE SEASON STATUS WILL BE POSTED HERE.
>>> 
>>> 
>>> 
>>> The Great Lakes Indian Fish & Wildlife Commission is commonly known by
>> its
>>> acronym, GLIFWC. Formed in 1984, GLIFWC represents eleven Ojibwe tribes
>> in
>>> Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Michigan who reserved hunting, fishing and
>>> gathering rights in the 1837, 1842, and 1854 Treaties with the United
>>> States government.
>>> 
>>> http://www.glifwc.org/index.html
>>> 
>>> 
>>> 
>>> 
>>> Bill Gausman (lives in WI) who rescues swans wrote this:
>>> 
>>> “One thing that makes this so difficult for many is the nature of the
>>> birds. They mate for life, and use the same area for nesting each year.
>>> They can do this for 20 years or more. They relate to the area all year
>>> until they migrate. This makes them too vulnerable to survive a hunting
>>> season. Many have actually known the individual birds for years, knowing
>>> their personalities, going in each year to see which nest they are using,
>>> how they are doing with their cygnets, etc. S ome are known by name, that
>>> being their collar number, such as "83E", others without collars are
>> known
>>> as being "83E's mate". The individual birds become like family members.
>>> Many of us have had them in kayaks with us as they were being banded. We
>>> have held them and released them, and have personally experienced their
>>> pleasing personalities.
>>> 
>>> It is scary to think about going to a particular spot hoping to see a
>>> particular individual, only to find out it had been shot last year, by
>>> someone who doesn't know it by name. "It's just a bird, lighten up." I
>>> liken it to someone shooting someone's longtime pet dog, saying, "it's
>> just
>>> a dog, lighten up."
>>> 
>>> And as much as this loss hurts us, it must be devastating to its mate for
>>> life!
>>> 
>>> There are so few of these around. It just doesn't seem necessary to undo
>>> all of the work that has been done over 25 years.”
>>> 
>>> I really don’t understand why swans are allowed to be killed by hunters.
>>> 
>>> 
>>> 
>>> Kristy Walker
>>> 
>>> 
>>> 
>>> _______________________________________________
>>> mnbird mailing list
>>> 
>>> 
>>> 
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Subject: Fruiting trees in SE Mke Co.
From: "" <dmarc-noreply AT freelists.org> (Redacted sender "betsyacorn@aol.com" for DMARC)
Date: Thu, 30 Oct 2014 09:49:28 -0400
The reports of Bohemian waxwings appearing well south in the state, as well as 
Peter's report of poor juniper cone crops at Devil's Lake reminds me to mention 
that the Grant Park trees that were so attractive a couple years ago to the 
Townsend Solitaire(s), Bohemian Waxwing and Evening Grosbeak, are flush with 
fruit again this year. The primary subject of the Solitaire's diet was a 
Phellodendron/Amur Cork Tree, and it appears to be in high production mode this 
year, with the fruit beginning to ripen now. Worth keeping an eye on, methinks. 
Tree is well east of the Wil-o-way entrance drive to Grant Park, (Area 7, I 
think.) 


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Subject: Pine Siskin So. Milw.
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Date: Thu, 30 Oct 2014 09:36:37 -0400
As I filled the feeders early this morning, a very tame pine siskin alit and 
began chowing. The yardbirds were reminded yesterday near dusk of the winter 
hawk feeding routines. Either a male Cooper or Sharpie scored a kill, 
terrifying the very vocal chickadees and juncos and a frozen downy woodpecker. 
The house sparrows and starlings had already retired. 

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Subject: Re: Swan hunting---starts Nov 1st?
From: kevin seidel <seidelkevin25 AT gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 30 Oct 2014 08:35:39 -0500
Well, y'all better keep paying attention because swan hunting is common in
parts of the U.S. and there's a sportsman's movement in Wisconsin to start
one up - along with sandhill cranes.
On Thu, Oct 30, 2014 at 8:18 AM, Sandy Petersen 
wrote:

> These rules apply to Wisconsin native Americans hunting on ceded
> territories, from what I can tell ...
> Sandy Petersen, Dane County
>
> On Wed, Oct 29, 2014 at 11:17 PM, Cathy Gagliardi 
> wrote:
>
> > I don't recall this talked about and was just posted to MN list serves.
> > This hunting area covers quite a few counties in WI....
> > http://www.glifwc.org/Regulations/14WFREGS3742final.pdf
> >
> >
> > ----- Original Message -----
> >
> > From: "Kristy Walker" 
> > To: "MOU-NET" , "MNBird"  >
> > Sent: Wednesday, October 29, 2014 10:05:04 PM
> > Subject: [mnbird] Swan hunting---I just don't understand this
> >
> >
> >
> > How can this be a good thing?
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> > SWAN SEASON INFORMATION
> > For the first time this fall, tribal members hunting off-reservation in
> > the 1837 and 1842 ceded territories can harvest tundra and trumpeter
> swans.
> > These two species can be difficult to tell apart in the field. While
> > either species can be harvested, the season is designed to place harvest
> > emphasis on migrant tundra swans, which are much more plentiful than the
> > locally nesting trumpeter swans. As such, the swan season will not begin
> > until November 1st, after migrant tundra swans have typically arrived in
> > the area in appreciable numbers. There is a daily and seasonal possession
> > limit of 2 swans.
> > All swans harvested must be registered at a tribal registration station
> or
> > with a GLIFWC warden. Swans must be registered in a fully feathered
> > condition, within 48 hours of being harvested. Upon registration, each
> swan
> > harvested will be identified to species. The season will end December 31,
> > or when 10 trumpeter swans have been harvested, whichever occurs first.
> > Please monitor this website before each hunting trip to determine if the
> > season is still open.
> > THE SWAN SEASON WILL OPEN NOVEMBER 1. AFTER THAT DATE THE HARVEST OF
> > TRUMPETER SWANS AND THE SEASON STATUS WILL BE POSTED HERE.
> >
> >
> >
> > The Great Lakes Indian Fish & Wildlife Commission is commonly known by
> its
> > acronym, GLIFWC. Formed in 1984, GLIFWC represents eleven Ojibwe tribes
> in
> > Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Michigan who reserved hunting, fishing and
> > gathering rights in the 1837, 1842, and 1854 Treaties with the United
> > States government.
> >
> > http://www.glifwc.org/index.html
> >
> >
> >
> >
> > Bill Gausman (lives in WI) who rescues swans wrote this:
> >
> > “One thing that makes this so difficult for many is the nature of the
> > birds. They mate for life, and use the same area for nesting each year.
> > They can do this for 20 years or more. They relate to the area all year
> > until they migrate. This makes them too vulnerable to survive a hunting
> > season. Many have actually known the individual birds for years, knowing
> > their personalities, going in each year to see which nest they are using,
> > how they are doing with their cygnets, etc. S ome are known by name, that
> > being their collar number, such as "83E", others without collars are
> known
> > as being "83E's mate". The individual birds become like family members.
> > Many of us have had them in kayaks with us as they were being banded. We
> > have held them and released them, and have personally experienced their
> > pleasing personalities.
> >
> > It is scary to think about going to a particular spot hoping to see a
> > particular individual, only to find out it had been shot last year, by
> > someone who doesn't know it by name. "It's just a bird, lighten up." I
> > liken it to someone shooting someone's longtime pet dog, saying, "it's
> just
> > a dog, lighten up."
> >
> > And as much as this loss hurts us, it must be devastating to its mate for
> > life!
> >
> > There are so few of these around. It just doesn't seem necessary to undo
> > all of the work that has been done over 25 years.”
> >
> > I really don’t understand why swans are allowed to be killed by hunters.
> >
> >
> >
> > Kristy Walker
> >
> >
> >
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Subject: Fwd: Sherman Nature Explorers Warner Park
From: "Peter A. Fissel" <pfissel AT library.wisc.edu>
Date: Thu, 30 Oct 2014 08:29:31 -0500


-------- Original Message --------
Subject: 	Sherman Nature Explorers Warner Park
Date: 	Wed, 29 Oct 2014 23:58:14 -0500
From: 	paul_noeldner 


Peter - please forward to wisbirdnet thanks!
------
2014-10-29 15:40
Warner Park (Dane Co.)
Protocol: Traveling
1 Miles
90 Minutes
Observers: 54
All birds reported? Yes
Comments: This is the every Wed afternoon Sherman Nature Explorers walk
in Warner Park with UW student mentors led by Anke Keuser assisted by
Trish O'Kane and MSCR, Wild Warner and Madison Audubon mentors. Nelson
Institute head Paul Robbins donned a halloween outfit and joined 42 kids
in a scavenger hunt for candy hidden next to ash trees and sumacs,
pumpkin decorating and other halloween activities, and the sharing
circle at the gathering oak. The secret challenge 'giant white ghost
birds' (two White Pelicans seen for the first time on Warner Park lagoon
last Sun) were absent today, but Redtails were active and the crisp
sunny day was enjoyed by all.

      7    Canada Goose
      6    Mallard
      4    Pied-billed Grebe
      1    Cooper's Hawk
      3    Red-tailed Hawk
      5    Ring-billed Gull
      1    Mourning Dove
      1    Red-bellied Woodpecker
      1    Downy Woodpecker
      2    Blue Jay
      2    American Crow
      2    Black-capped Chickadee
      1    Eastern Bluebird
      8    American Robin
      2    Gray Catbird
      5    Cedar Waxwing
      3    White-crowned Sparrow
      5    Dark-eyed Junco
      2    Northern Cardinal
      3    Common Grackle
      2    American Goldfinch

Paul Noeldner, Maple Bluff
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Subject: A reminder about listserv rules
From: "Peter A. Fissel" <pfissel AT library.wisc.edu>
Date: Thu, 30 Oct 2014 08:24:48 -0500
May I remind everyone that hunting is NOT an allowable topic on 
Wisbirdn, other than hunting season safety alerts.

Peter Fissel
Wisbirdn Admin/Monitor
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Subject: Re: Swan hunting---starts Nov 1st?
From: Sandy Petersen <buboarcto2 AT gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 30 Oct 2014 08:18:27 -0500
These rules apply to Wisconsin native Americans hunting on ceded
territories, from what I can tell ...
Sandy Petersen, Dane County

On Wed, Oct 29, 2014 at 11:17 PM, Cathy Gagliardi 
wrote:

> I don't recall this talked about and was just posted to MN list serves.
> This hunting area covers quite a few counties in WI....
> http://www.glifwc.org/Regulations/14WFREGS3742final.pdf
>
>
> ----- Original Message -----
>
> From: "Kristy Walker" 
> To: "MOU-NET" , "MNBird" 
> Sent: Wednesday, October 29, 2014 10:05:04 PM
> Subject: [mnbird] Swan hunting---I just don't understand this
>
>
>
> How can this be a good thing?
>
>
>
>
>
> SWAN SEASON INFORMATION
> For the first time this fall, tribal members hunting off-reservation in
> the 1837 and 1842 ceded territories can harvest tundra and trumpeter swans.
> These two species can be difficult to tell apart in the field. While
> either species can be harvested, the season is designed to place harvest
> emphasis on migrant tundra swans, which are much more plentiful than the
> locally nesting trumpeter swans. As such, the swan season will not begin
> until November 1st, after migrant tundra swans have typically arrived in
> the area in appreciable numbers. There is a daily and seasonal possession
> limit of 2 swans.
> All swans harvested must be registered at a tribal registration station or
> with a GLIFWC warden. Swans must be registered in a fully feathered
> condition, within 48 hours of being harvested. Upon registration, each swan
> harvested will be identified to species. The season will end December 31,
> or when 10 trumpeter swans have been harvested, whichever occurs first.
> Please monitor this website before each hunting trip to determine if the
> season is still open.
> THE SWAN SEASON WILL OPEN NOVEMBER 1. AFTER THAT DATE THE HARVEST OF
> TRUMPETER SWANS AND THE SEASON STATUS WILL BE POSTED HERE.
>
>
>
> The Great Lakes Indian Fish & Wildlife Commission is commonly known by its
> acronym, GLIFWC. Formed in 1984, GLIFWC represents eleven Ojibwe tribes in
> Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Michigan who reserved hunting, fishing and
> gathering rights in the 1837, 1842, and 1854 Treaties with the United
> States government.
>
> http://www.glifwc.org/index.html
>
>
>
>
> Bill Gausman (lives in WI) who rescues swans wrote this:
>
> “One thing that makes this so difficult for many is the nature of the
> birds. They mate for life, and use the same area for nesting each year.
> They can do this for 20 years or more. They relate to the area all year
> until they migrate. This makes them too vulnerable to survive a hunting
> season. Many have actually known the individual birds for years, knowing
> their personalities, going in each year to see which nest they are using,
> how they are doing with their cygnets, etc. S ome are known by name, that
> being their collar number, such as "83E", others without collars are known
> as being "83E's mate". The individual birds become like family members.
> Many of us have had them in kayaks with us as they were being banded. We
> have held them and released them, and have personally experienced their
> pleasing personalities.
>
> It is scary to think about going to a particular spot hoping to see a
> particular individual, only to find out it had been shot last year, by
> someone who doesn't know it by name. "It's just a bird, lighten up." I
> liken it to someone shooting someone's longtime pet dog, saying, "it's just
> a dog, lighten up."
>
> And as much as this loss hurts us, it must be devastating to its mate for
> life!
>
> There are so few of these around. It just doesn't seem necessary to undo
> all of the work that has been done over 25 years.”
>
> I really don’t understand why swans are allowed to be killed by hunters.
>
>
>
> Kristy Walker
>
>
>
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>
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Subject: CBC Dates
From: Kyle Lindemer <kyle.lindemer AT gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 30 Oct 2014 08:12:06 -0500
As the CBC season approaches, I would like to remind all the CBC compilers
to get their dates to me as soon as possible.  Having the dates posted will
ensure that volunteers have enough time to plan accordingly with the busy
holiday season approaching, and hopefully attract new volunteers.
I am still looking for a compiler for the Portage, Fond du Lac, Monroe,
Rosendale, and Superior circles.

The CBC locations and dates can be found here.
http://wsobirds.org/?page_id=2353

Thank you to everyone who has already sent me their dates.


-- 
Kyle Lindemer
WSO CBC Coordinator
Madison, Dane County


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Subject: Re: Swan hunting---starts Nov 1st?
From: "Korkor Mary" <dmarc-noreply AT freelists.org> (Redacted sender "marekor@aol.com" for DMARC)
Date: Thu, 30 Oct 2014 07:57:02 -0500
I believe that one detail that is not mentioned regarding this hunt is that it 
is limited to Tribal Members of the Ojibwa Tribe. Am I misreading this? Not 
that I am happy about this, but I think there is a much greater history and 
consideration that needs to be given before forming opinions about this 
situation. 


Mary Korkor
Hartland, Waukesha County



On Oct 29, 2014, at 11:17 PM, Cathy Gagliardi  wrote:

> I don't recall this talked about and was just posted to MN list serves. 
> This hunting area covers quite a few counties in WI.... 
> http://www.glifwc.org/Regulations/14WFREGS3742final.pdf 
> 
> 
> ----- Original Message -----
> 
> From: "Kristy Walker"  
> To: "MOU-NET" , "MNBird"  
> Sent: Wednesday, October 29, 2014 10:05:04 PM 
> Subject: [mnbird] Swan hunting---I just don't understand this 
> 
> 
> 
> How can this be a good thing? 
> 
> 
> 
> 
> 
> SWAN SEASON INFORMATION 
> For the first time this fall, tribal members hunting off-reservation in the 
1837 and 1842 ceded territories can harvest tundra and trumpeter swans. 

> These two species can be difficult to tell apart in the field. While either 
species can be harvested, the season is designed to place harvest emphasis on 
migrant tundra swans, which are much more plentiful than the locally nesting 
trumpeter swans. As such, the swan season will not begin until November 1st, 
after migrant tundra swans have typically arrived in the area in appreciable 
numbers. There is a daily and seasonal possession limit of 2 swans. 

> All swans harvested must be registered at a tribal registration station or 
with a GLIFWC warden. Swans must be registered in a fully feathered condition, 
within 48 hours of being harvested. Upon registration, each swan harvested will 
be identified to species. The season will end December 31, or when 10 trumpeter 
swans have been harvested, whichever occurs first. Please monitor this website 
before each hunting trip to determine if the season is still open. 

> THE SWAN SEASON WILL OPEN NOVEMBER 1. AFTER THAT DATE THE HARVEST OF 
TRUMPETER SWANS AND THE SEASON STATUS WILL BE POSTED HERE. 

> 
> 
> 
> The Great Lakes Indian Fish & Wildlife Commission is commonly known by its 
acronym, GLIFWC. Formed in 1984, GLIFWC represents eleven Ojibwe tribes in 
Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Michigan who reserved hunting, fishing and gathering 
rights in the 1837, 1842, and 1854 Treaties with the United States government. 

> 
> http://www.glifwc.org/index.html 
> 
> 
> 
> 
> Bill Gausman (lives in WI) who rescues swans wrote this: 
> 
> One thing that makes this so difficult for many is the nature of the birds. 
They mate for life, and use the same area for nesting each year. They can do 
this for 20 years or more. They relate to the area all year until they migrate. 
This makes them too vulnerable to survive a hunting season. Many have actually 
known the individual birds for years, knowing their personalities, going in 
each year to see which nest they are using, how they are doing with their 
cygnets, etc. S ome are known by name, that being their collar number, such as 
"83E", others without collars are known as being "83E's mate". The individual 
birds become like family members. Many of us have had them in kayaks with us as 
they were being banded. We have held them and released them, and have 
personally experienced their pleasing personalities. 

> 
> It is scary to think about going to a particular spot hoping to see a 
particular individual, only to find out it had been shot last year, by someone 
who doesn't know it by name. "It's just a bird, lighten up." I liken it to 
someone shooting someone's longtime pet dog, saying, "it's just a dog, lighten 
up." 

> 
> And as much as this loss hurts us, it must be devastating to its mate for 
life! 

> 
> There are so few of these around. It just doesn't seem necessary to undo all 
of the work that has been done over 25 years. 

> 
> I really dont understand why swans are allowed to be killed by hunters. 
> 
> 
> 
> Kristy Walker 
> 
> 
> 
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Subject: Swan hunting---starts Nov 1st?
From: Cathy Gagliardi <patcatgags AT comcast.net>
Date: Thu, 30 Oct 2014 04:17:24 +0000 (UTC)
I don't recall this talked about and was just posted to MN list serves. 
This hunting area covers quite a few counties in WI.... 
http://www.glifwc.org/Regulations/14WFREGS3742final.pdf 


----- Original Message -----

From: "Kristy Walker"  
To: "MOU-NET" , "MNBird"  
Sent: Wednesday, October 29, 2014 10:05:04 PM 
Subject: [mnbird] Swan hunting---I just don't understand this 



How can this be a good thing? 





SWAN SEASON INFORMATION 
For the first time this fall, tribal members hunting off-reservation in the 
1837 and 1842 ceded territories can harvest tundra and trumpeter swans. 

These two species can be difficult to tell apart in the field. While either 
species can be harvested, the season is designed to place harvest emphasis on 
migrant tundra swans, which are much more plentiful than the locally nesting 
trumpeter swans. As such, the swan season will not begin until November 1st, 
after migrant tundra swans have typically arrived in the area in appreciable 
numbers. There is a daily and seasonal possession limit of 2 swans. 

All swans harvested must be registered at a tribal registration station or with 
a GLIFWC warden. Swans must be registered in a fully feathered condition, 
within 48 hours of being harvested. Upon registration, each swan harvested will 
be identified to species. The season will end December 31, or when 10 trumpeter 
swans have been harvested, whichever occurs first. Please monitor this website 
before each hunting trip to determine if the season is still open. 

THE SWAN SEASON WILL OPEN NOVEMBER 1. AFTER THAT DATE THE HARVEST OF TRUMPETER 
SWANS AND THE SEASON STATUS WILL BE POSTED HERE. 




The Great Lakes Indian Fish & Wildlife Commission is commonly known by its 
acronym, GLIFWC. Formed in 1984, GLIFWC represents eleven Ojibwe tribes in 
Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Michigan who reserved hunting, fishing and gathering 
rights in the 1837, 1842, and 1854 Treaties with the United States government. 


http://www.glifwc.org/index.html 




Bill Gausman (lives in WI) who rescues swans wrote this: 

“One thing that makes this so difficult for many is the nature of the birds. 
They mate for life, and use the same area for nesting each year. They can do 
this for 20 years or more. They relate to the area all year until they migrate. 
This makes them too vulnerable to survive a hunting season. Many have actually 
known the individual birds for years, knowing their personalities, going in 
each year to see which nest they are using, how they are doing with their 
cygnets, etc. S ome are known by name, that being their collar number, such as 
"83E", others without collars are known as being "83E's mate". The individual 
birds become like family members. Many of us have had them in kayaks with us as 
they were being banded. We have held them and released them, and have 
personally experienced their pleasing personalities. 


It is scary to think about going to a particular spot hoping to see a 
particular individual, only to find out it had been shot last year, by someone 
who doesn't know it by name. "It's just a bird, lighten up." I liken it to 
someone shooting someone's longtime pet dog, saying, "it's just a dog, lighten 
up." 


And as much as this loss hurts us, it must be devastating to its mate for life! 


There are so few of these around. It just doesn't seem necessary to undo all of 
the work that has been done over 25 years.” 


I really don’t understand why swans are allowed to be killed by hunters. 



Kristy Walker 



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Subject: Red-headed Woodpeckers, Dells
From: "Steve Thiessen" <stevethiessen AT charter.net>
Date: Wed, 29 Oct 2014 16:58:02 -0500

 While golfing the Wild Rock course, we had 3 Red-headed Woodpeckers. All were 
in the same area. Very nice to see. 

 One person in the group, has been having Pileated Woodpeckers coming to his 
feeder. He lives in Monona, a place I wouldn't expect them. Although , the 
UW-Arboretum Pileateds aren't that far away. Steve Thiessen Stoughton Dane co. 

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Subject: Juv Red-necked Grebe Lake Waubesa
From: James Schwarz <jfschwar AT facstaff.wisc.edu>
Date: Wed, 29 Oct 2014 16:42:32 -0500
As Peter Fissel posted for me earlier, I saw a juvenile Red-necked Grebe on 
Lake Waubesa near the Lake Farm County Park shore. 

I first saw the bird near the railroad trestle around 1:20. It was smaller than 
the Loons but larger than the Horned and Pied-billed Grebes. 

Not having a good view from the boat launch, I headed toward the trestle to see 
what it was. When I got to the trestle I was unable to find the bird nearby. 
Then I looked back toward the long pier just north of the boat launch. There it 
was, now at an easy view from the boat launch where I originally stood. I 
headed back toward the pier. I finally got a good look at the bird as it worked 
its way back toward the trestle. I took a few pictures then headed to my car. 

You have to appreciate all the exercise one gets while birding.
When I left the park around 3:30, the bird was again diving near the railroad 
trestle. 


Jim Schwarz
Madison
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Subject: American White Pelican McKinley Beach MKE 10/29/14, some images...
From: Jim Edlhuber <jimedlhuber AT gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 29 Oct 2014 15:42:49 -0500
Hi all,
I was just heading out the door this morning when I got a text message from
a friend Bruce that he had located an American White Pelican at McKinley
Beach. The bird was viewed previously by other birders at least a week ago,
if this is the same bird. If it is, it some good hiding places because
views of this bird have been few. When I arrived at the location the bird
was present. This location was on the lake side of the large rocks just
east of the beach. I notified Jym M of the bird after receiving the text
from Bruce as I knew Jym had been on the hunt for this bird for his
Milwaukee Co. list. Jym arrived a few minutes later and it was all smiles
from him! The bird did some extensive preening while we were present. After
preening it took to the water and then took off to the south. A fun birding
moment for all of us and thanks to Bruce for the early text message!

A few images of the American White Pelican from today at the link below if
you care to view them:


http://www.windowtowildlife.com/american-white-pelican-mckinley-beach-milwaukee-wisconsin-october-29-2014/ 


Thanks and good birding,

Jim Edlhuber

Town of Genesee Waukesha Co.


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Subject: Red-necked Grebe on Lake Waubesa (Dane Co.)
From: "Peter A. Fissel" <pfissel AT library.wisc.edu>
Date: Wed, 29 Oct 2014 15:18:10 -0500
Jim Schwarz just called and said there is what appears to be a juvenile 
Red-necked Grebe on Lake Waubesa, off Lake Farm Park just south of 
Madison.  He said it appears to be a very young bird, with some 
streaking on the face.  We wondered if maybe the offspring of a re-nest 
attempt?

Peter Fissel
Madison, Dane Co.
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Subject: American White Pelican, Milwaukee 10/29
From: "Jym Mooney & Carol Lee Hopkins" <hopmoon AT milwpc.com>
Date: Wed, 29 Oct 2014 11:24:53 -0500
Jim Edlhuber let me know that his friend Bruce found an American White Pelican 
this morning by McKinley Beach in Milwaukee. I was able to get down and saw 
this magnificent bird at 10:00. It was last seen flying south along the 
breakwater bordering McKinley Marina. 

Thanks to Bruce and Jim for my Milwaukee County life bird #287!

Jym Mooney, Milwaukee
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Subject: Fwd: BirdsEye-UW Lakeshore Nature Preserve--Picnic Point-2014-10-27
From: "Peter A. Fissel" <pfissel AT library.wisc.edu>
Date: Wed, 29 Oct 2014 08:48:49 -0500


-------- Original Message --------
Subject: 	BirdsEye-UW Lakeshore Nature Preserve--Picnic Point-2014-10-27
Date: 	Wed, 29 Oct 2014 03:02:35 -0500
From: 	paul_noeldner 



Peter Fissel- please fwd to wisbirdnet thanks.
Peter Fisher - thanks for helping co-lead!

2014-10-27 16:21
UW Lakeshore Nature Preserve--Picnic Point
Protocol: Traveling
1.5 Miles
90 Minutes
Observers: 15
All birds reported? Yes
Comments: This is the every 4th Sunday 1:30-3 Bird and Nature Walk at UW
Lakeshore Nature Preserve cosponsored by the Friends and Madison
Audubon. We enjoyed a sunny fall loop from the Eagle Heights Gardens to
Picnic Point and the Audubon Outpost on Lake Mendota and back via
Biocore Prairie. Found hundreds of birds on the bay. They looked like
mostly Coots but some were Buffleheads and Grebes. We used a nifty
adapter to clamp cell phones on the scope and got nice pix of the
resident Sandhill Cranes.

      10    Canada Goose
      55    Mallard
      4    Bufflehead
      2    Common Loon
      12    Pied-billed Grebe
      1    Cooper's Hawk
      2    Red-tailed Hawk
      350    American Coot
      2    Sandhill Crane
      45    Ring-billed Gull
      2    Mourning Dove
      1    Red-bellied Woodpecker
      3    Downy Woodpecker
      1    Eastern Phoebe
      3    Blue Jay
      5    American Crow
      2    Black-capped Chickadee
      1    White-breasted Nuthatch
      1    Eastern Bluebird
      25    American Robin
      7    European Starling
      6    Cedar Waxwing
      3    White-throated Sparrow
      11    Dark-eyed Junco
      5    Northern Cardinal
      12    Red-winged Blackbird
      2    House Finch
      8    American Goldfinch
      3    House Sparrow

The next regularly scheduled Madison Bird Ciity Partners Bird and Nature
Walk is the first Sunday of the month Nov 2, 1:30-3, at Cherokee Marsh
North Unit parking lot via entrance at end of North Sherman Ave.

Paul Noeldner, Maple Bluff
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Subject: Dodge Co. Hustisford area NORTHERN SHRIKE
From: "Rhonda Schrab" <rdzs AT nconnect.net>
Date: Tue, 28 Oct 2014 17:00:16 -0500
I found a northern shrike about a quarter mile south of Hwy 60 on St. 
Helena Rd. this afternoon. It was relating to the ditchline on the east 
side of the road. This is the same spot I saw one several times last 
winter.
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Subject: Harrington Beach, etc
From: Daryl Tessen <bhaunts AT gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 28 Oct 2014 15:06:34 -0500
I spent two hours this morning (8 - 10:00) watching the migration at the end of 
D at Harrington Beach. During this time I tallied 52 Common, 2 Red-throated and 
1 PACIFIC Loons. The latter was just off shore on the water for a few minutes 
before it dove. I could not relocate it again, but during the observation time 
all the id points were noted as it was in close thankfully. Also seen were 2 
Black and 1 Surf Scoters, 2 Long-tailed Ducks, Greater Scaup, Buffleheads, Com. 
Goldeneyes and 2000+ (est) Red-breasted Mergansers. The latter species was 
almost nonstop migrating south. Additional sightings included 2 Horned Grebes 
and 4 Red-necked Grebes and a probable Black-legged Kittiwake (I lost it in the 
scope as it was wheeling around--darn!). 

Kohler SP was only moderately active with, of course, hundreds of Red-br. 
Mergansers but little else. Only 4 White-winged and 1 Surf Scoters and a Common 
Loon were added. 


Sheboygan continues absurdly quiet---only note was an adult Great Black-backed 
Gull. 


Horicon Marsh had an unbelievable amount of cattail seed in the air. 15 
Trumpeter Swans were seen plus some Tundra Swans. Also a variety of ducks 
although only where they were out of the wind. Shorebirds included Greater (60) 
and Lesser (2) Yellowlegs, 50 Long-billed Dowitchers, 10 Pectoral Sandpipers 
and a Dunlin. There still is good shorebird habitat on the two Auto Tour ponds 
and I, just south of 49. 

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Subject: WSO Fundraising Effort
From: Kim Kreitinger <k.kreitinger AT gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 28 Oct 2014 14:01:30 -0500
The Wisconsin Society for Ornithology is looking for 2-3 volunteers to help
with a major fundraising effort for a habitat protection project (more
details to be released soon). The fundraising campaign will be starting
over the next month and will continue into 2015. If you have grant writing
or other fundraising experience and are interested to help, we would love
to hear from you! Please contact WSO President Kim Kreitinger at
president AT wsobirds.org by October 31.

Kim Kreitinger
President, Wisconsin Society for Ornithology
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Subject: question for Madison Audubon folk
From: "" <dmarc-noreply AT freelists.org> (Redacted sender "betsyacorn@aol.com" for DMARC)
Date: Tue, 28 Oct 2014 14:16:47 -0400
I understand that Mad Aud. is doing their Milwaukee area/Lake field trip. Where 
do you folks plan to start and at about what time, please? 


Backchannel betsyacorn AT aol.com if you wish. Thanks. Betsy Abert in So. 
Milwaukee 



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Subject: Black Earth Rufous seems to have left
From: Wick Ann <jwick AT tds.net>
Date: Tue, 28 Oct 2014 12:55:29 -0500
The Black Earth Rufous Hummingbird, having visited our yard nectar feeder the 
past 3 days, appeared early this morning, about 7:30, fed on and off for about 
an hour and then seems to have continued on its way--a wise move in my opinion! 


Thank you to those who visited and were able to get some wonderful photos/video 
Sunday and Monday. It was a pleasure having you here. 


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Subject: a great source for information about migratory birds
From: William Mueller <wpmueller1947 AT gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 28 Oct 2014 05:59:48 -0500
http://futureofbirds.blogspot.com/2014/10/a-great-source-for-information-about.html 


William Mueller
Director, Western Great Lakes Bird and Bat Observatory
WGLBBO online: wglbbo.org
wpmueller1947 AT gmail.com
office  262-285-3374
cell   414-698-9108
blog: futureofbirds.blogspot.com
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Subject: Dane co. landfill, Monday
From: "Steve Thiessen" <stevethiessen AT charter.net>
Date: Tue, 28 Oct 2014 01:38:34 -0500

 Stopped at the landfill on my way to work. I stayed about 40 minutes. I saw 
Kyle's 1st year Franklin's Gull, 1 1st winter Lesser Black-backed gull (third 
different one in the last 2 weeks) and 1 1st winter Thayer's. 

 The bird I enjoyed the most was an adult dark morph Red-tailed Hawk. Most 
years ,one will hang out at the landfill, in late fall and winter. 

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Subject: Off topic question, Katydid maybe?
From: "Paul Bruce" <dmarc-noreply AT freelists.org> (Redacted sender "birdsandfish50@yahoo.com" for DMARC)
Date: Tue, 28 Oct 2014 05:46:18 +0000 (UTC)
Hey folks, on my way home from Ripon tonight I made a stop  in Bradley Marsh 
in hope of hearing some short-eared owls but to no avail. But on the other hand 
heard 2 of the following among a sparse stand of oak trees: what would make a 
sound like a dry, quiet, ascending clicking? Very strange esp. for this time of 
year.  As long as I'm on an insect topic, I'm sure it's a cricket of some 
kind, but in my inner city residence I'm hearing a continuous high-pitched 
mechanical trill, not very insect-like.  Any clues to either of these 
critters?  Feedback would be exceptionally grateful.  Prediction for Tuesday: 
western vagrant watch in effect for the entire state. Paul Bruce, Oshkosh 

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Subject: Fwd: Devils Lake SP - little hope for Solitaires
From: Peter Fissel <pfissel AT library.wisc.edu>
Date: Mon, 27 Oct 2014 21:27:26 -0500
Peter Fissel
Madison WI
 
-------- Original Message --------
From: James Otto 
Date: Oct 27, 2014 6:02:00 PM
Subject: Devils Lake SP - little hope for Solitaires

  
I made a stop at Devils Lake SP. I decided to hike up to the top and see what 
birds might be around. I hiked up the Potholes Trail, then over to north past 
the Balanced Rock Trail, and finally back down the Balanced Rock Trail. There 
are almost NO cedar fruits/cones up there. I looked and looked but didn't find 
my first one until I was almost to the Balanced Rock Trail, and that honestly 
was a tree with a single berry/cone on it. A little farther on I did find a 
tree with some more ... approx one dozen on a single branch! All of the other 
cedars that I looked over, and I did look at many, are completely bare. I did 
NOT see a single Robin or Waxwing (or Solitaire) up there. Not much of note for 
birds: Canada Geese, Mallards, a distant Pied-billed Grebe, and a few gulls on 
the lake; Chickadees, Crows, TVs, a few of the usual woodpeckers, and one flock 
of sparrows that were spooked by other hikers before I could ID them. 
White-throats maybe? That's what I remember. Hopefully so 

 me other place, like Observatory Hill, has some cedars with fruits/cones.
> 
> Jim O
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Subject: BLACK-BILLED MAGPIE - Douglas County
From: Ryan Brady <ryanbrady10 AT hotmail.com>
Date: Mon, 27 Oct 2014 13:17:14 -0600
A BLACK-BILLED MAGPIE was found in Douglas County on October 17 (just learned 
of it today). The bird was photographed on a remote trail camera, though we 
were not permitted to share the photo here. The location (as specifically as 
we're allowed to share it) is the Town of Maple, 48N, 11W, S10, which is just 
on the north side of Hwy 13 near the intersection with Cty Hwy F north of 
Maple. This could even be the same bird that was in this vicinity last winter. 


Ryan Brady
Washburn, Bayfield County, WI
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Subject: Harrington Beach Yesterday
From: Matt Paulson <matpaulson AT netscape.net>
Date: Mon, 27 Oct 2014 12:57:21 -0400
Scoped the lake from Highway D for almost two hours yesterday late morning. Was 
hoping for a Red-throated Loon, but no such luck. Did see at least 6 Common 
Loons fly by, plus a couple distant unidentified loons. Also present were 3 
Horned Grebes, an adult Great Black-backed Gull, 3 Surf Scoters, 3 Black 
Scoters, 11 fly-by White-winged Scoters, and a male Long-tailed Duck. The 
highlight was around 10:30 when a Long-eared Owl came from the south a couple 
hundred yards from shore, then turned west and flew into the woods north of D. 


Matt Paulson
La Crosse

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Subject: Urban Ecology Center Bird Walk, October 23, 2014
From: Dennis Casper <denncasp.wisbirder AT gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 27 Oct 2014 10:26:32 -0500
Urban Ecology Center, Riverside Park, 1500 East Park Place, Milwaukee, WI
 53211
414-964-8505, www.UrbanEcologyCenter.org
Bird Walk
Thursdays,  8am-10am year round, Free and Open to the Public, All Ages
Welcome

Thursday,  October 23, 2014
43 degrees
Mostly sunny
24 birders

Species:  23

8 Mallard
2 Cooper’s Hawk
1 American Kestrel
1 Peregrine Falcon
3 Ring-billed Gull
2 Herring Gull
5 Rock Pigeon
1 Belted Kingfisher
1 Red-bellied Woodpecker
5 Downy Woodpecker

1 Hairy Woodpecker
12 American Crow
15 Black-capped Chickadee
3 White-breasted Nuthatch
3 Golden-crowned Kinglet
4 Eastern Bluebird
17 American Robin
1 European Starling
9 Cedar Waxwing
1 Yellow-rumped Warbler

1 Dark-eyed Junco
4 Northern Cardinal
5 Red-winged Blackbird
2 House Finch
6 American Goldfinch
4 House Sparrow

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Subject: Friday birding along the Lake
From: Chris West <little_blue_birdie AT msn.com>
Date: Mon, 27 Oct 2014 09:45:22 -0500
Hi everyone, 
Sorry for the late posting. I haven't been back to my computer until now. 

Last Friday (the 24th) Rob Pendergast, Jenny Wenzel and I spent the day birding 
along the Lake Michigan shore between Milwaukee and Sheboygan. 

Overall, it was a very productive day even though birds were relatively few and 
far between. 


We started the morning at sunrise at the Texas Ave overlook in Milwaukee. It 
was quiet when we arrived, lots of Horned Grebes, a few other ducks, lots of 
Herring and Ring-billed Gulls, and we bagged a single Great Black-backed Gull. 


From there, we ran up to North Point where theme of the hundreds of Horned 
Grebes continued, as it would all day. There were a few rafts of ducks off the 
point. A couple of them were all Ruddies and the other was a mix of Black and 
Surf Scoters. At one point, all the scoters got up and moved. As they landed, 
the lone duck trailing them looked a bit out of place. A closer inspection 
revealed that it was a female Long-tailed Duck! A Common Loon lingered nearby, 
and a flyby Grebe out by the horizon proved to be a Red-necked! 


A quick stop at Concordia University brought our first Red-throated Loon of the 
day, both Kinglets, Cedar Waxwings, some Yellow-rumped Warblers, and our first 
Pine Siskins of the day. 


Port Washington was relatively quiet, but a quick scan of the breakwall 
revealed a first cycle Great Black-backed Gull and an adult Lesser Black-backed 
Gull! 

Our next stop was Harrington Beach SP. The highest numbers of birds were here. 
At the parking lot on Cty D, there was a flock of around 20 Siskins. At the 
point, there was a large raft of mixed Mergansers (we eventually got all three 
species). A closer look revealed a pair of White-winged Scoters, a small group 
of Canvasback, two Common Loons and a Red-throated Loon. 


Our second to last stop was Kohler-Andrae SP. At first glance, it appeared to 
be all Ruddy Ducks, but a closer look revealed a few hidden gems. Among the 
rafts of Ruddies, we picked out Gadwall, Pintail, and a flyby Blue-winged Teal. 
The real surprise was a smaller gull that flew by, fairly far out, that caught 
my eye due to its odd flight style. About ten minutes of watching it fly, land 
and pop up again left little doubt as to its ID. BLACK-LEGGED KITTIWAKE!! 


Our final stop in Sheboygan was very quiet with only a few Green-winged Teal, a 
lone Canvasback, and an adult Great Black-backed Gull. 



It started out slow, and we had to work for each species, but overall, it was 
one of the better days I've ever had birding Wisconsin's east coast. 





Happy Birding! --Chris W, Richland CountyTour leader Swallowtail Birding Tours 
http://swallowtailbirdingtours.comhttps://www.facebook.com/Swallowtailbirdingtours?ref=hlhttp://swallowtailedkite.blogspot.com/ 
http://www.flickr.com/photos/swallowtailphoto 



Interpretive Naturalist Mississippi Explorer Cruises
http://mississippiexplorer.com/chris AT mississippiexplorer.com
"The beauty and genius of a work of art may be reconceived, though its first 
material expression be destroyed; a vanished harmony may yet again inspire the 
composer; but when the last individual of a race of living things breathes no 
more, another heaven and another earth must pass before such a one can be 
again." 


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Subject: Rufous Hummingbird (unconfirmed) YES in Black Earth 10/27/14 visiting contact info
From: Jim Edlhuber <jimedlhuber AT gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 27 Oct 2014 09:27:35 -0500
Hi all,
Cynthia is out at the Rufous Hummingbird and said it came in twice to the
feeder this morning being 40-50 feet away. A big thank you to Ann for
letting visitors come in to see this bird.

Ann’s email:      eabl1 AT tds.net


Thanks and good birding,


Jim Edlhuber

Town of Genesee Waukesha Co.

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Subject: NO Scoter on Lake Waubesa
From: James Schwarz <jfschwar AT facstaff.wisc.edu>
Date: Mon, 27 Oct 2014 07:05:53 -0500
Another birder saw a duck in the area where I thought I saw a Scoter. That 
person was not certain of the ID but thought the duck may have been injured. 

Likely I made a distant Ruddy Duck into a Scoter.
Sorry for the false report.

Jim Schwarz
Madison
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Subject: Pine Siskins in Luxemburg (Kewaunee Co.)
From: "Wayne Kuhn" <waylin98 AT new.rr.com>
Date: Sun, 26 Oct 2014 21:45:58 -0500
Saturday during a round of golf at Northbrook Golf Course in Luxemburg I 
observed about 20 Pine Siskins in the pine and birch trees on the right side of 
hole #1 as well as another flock of about 10 adjacent to hole #2. 

Wayne Kuhn
Green Bay, Brown County
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Subject: Spruce Grouse and more in Forest County today
From: Dan Belter <bwhawk55 AT gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 26 Oct 2014 20:16:05 -0500
I took a run up to Forest County this morning to look for some of the
good birds that have been reported in the national forest recently. I
wanted to find a Spruce Grouse, so I started off the day in the bog
along Pine River Road, just west of Giant Pine Road. Two other birders
from the Eau Claire area were already there when I arrived, and after
walking up and down the road, we spotted a female Spruce Grouse that
came out along the roadside to pick up grit. We had excellent views of
this bird for at least 20 minutes. I took several photos and posted
one to my flickr.com page. Goto
https://www.flickr.com/photos/bwhawk/15637069375/in/set-72157619541704392
to view it. I also saw at least two Gray Jays in this bog, as well as
a few Common Redpolls, Pine Siskins, and Purple Finches all calling
and flying over. Other highlights of the morning were seeing two
Boreal Chickadees in a bog along Divide Road, a short but nice look at
an immature Northern Goshawk along Giant Pine Road, the usual Evening
Grosbeaks in Alvin, and a dozen Trumpeter Swans with at least 500 to
700 Ring-necked Ducks (with a few Buffleheads and Hooded Mergansers
mixed in) seen at Shelp Lake. Pine Siskins and Golden-crowned Kinglets
were seen or heard at several other stops I made.

-- 
Dan Belter
Marathon County, WI
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Subject: Rufous Hummingbird (unconfirmed) Black Earth, Dane Co. 10/26/14, some images
From: Jim Edlhuber <jimedlhuber AT gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 26 Oct 2014 20:06:51 -0500
Rufous Hummingbird (unconfirmed). I received and email late morning from a
friend in Black Earth Wisconsin who was pretty sure she had Rufous
Hummingbird coming to her feeder. She sent me some great images and I
thought I better check it out. I arrived around 1:30 pm. The bird came to
the feeder within minutes after I arrived, I was hardly set up. The feeding
was short and the bird feed on the opposite side of the feeder from where I
was. I had notified Cynthia and she arrived a bit later. The bird showed
one more time briefly. We then had a good 2.5 hour lull with no bird. There
was at least one other feeder at a neighbor’s house that Cynthia had
spotted so who knows where the bird was hanging out. I did not get enough
images, very little at that, to confirm the ID of this bird as a Rufous
Hummingbird. It is most likely that species. If the bird shows in the
morning I will post Ann's email address and you can contact her. She is
open to visitors to view this bird. It has been an exciting fall for me
with vagrant hummingbirds as in the last 8 days I have viewed the 1-
Anna's, 2- Rufous and now this Selasphorus, probably another Rufus. Images
were taken on October 26, 2014 at Black Earth, Dane County Wisconsin.
A few images of the hummingbird at this link if you care to view them:


http://www.windowtowildlife.com/rufous-hummingbird-black-earth-wisconsin-october-26-2014/ 


Thanks and good birding,

Jim Edlhuber

Town of Genesee Waukesha Co.

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Subject: Barred Owl - UW Arboretum (Madison)
From: Sunil Gopalan <sgopalan AT umich.edu>
Date: Sun, 26 Oct 2014 17:13:25 -0500
Hello --
I wasn't out birding per se, but this Barred Owl perched up close for the
whole family to enjoy while we were out for a walk at the Arboretum.

http://www.sunilsimages.com/Other/Barred-Owl-UW-Arboretum/n-FpjFr/

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Subject: Scoter on Lake Waubesa
From: James Schwarz <jfschwar AT facstaff.wisc.edu>
Date: Sun, 26 Oct 2014 14:10:23 -0500
There is a scoter on Lake Waubesa between Lake Farm Park and McFarland - long 
view from Lake Farm. 

It was difficult getting a good ID. The gray cheek make it look like a Black 
Scoter but the bill looked more like a Surf Scoter or White-winged Scoter. 

When last viewed it was resting with the head curled back in its wings.

Jim Schwarz
Madison
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Subject: Long-tailed Duck, Bradford Beach, Milwuakee 10/26
From: "Jym Mooney & Carol Lee Hopkins" <hopmoon AT milwpc.com>
Date: Sun, 26 Oct 2014 10:04:35 -0500
There was a Long-tailed Duck hanging out with three Surf Scoters this morning 
just off of Bradford Beach in Milwaukee. Also, there was a raft of Greater 
Scaups and Redheads and two Ruddy Ducks in the harbor behind the Milwaukee Art 
Museum. 

Jym Mooney, Milwaukee
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Subject: Re: Plegadis Ibis at Goose Pond (Columbia Co.) today
From: Sunil Gopalan <sgopalan AT umich.edu>
Date: Sat, 25 Oct 2014 22:49:16 -0500
I had a total of 15 mins before the sun went down at Goose Pond -- here are
some distant photos of the Plegadis
http://www.sunilsimages.com/Other/Plegadis-Goose-Pond/n-fhq4Z/
Sunil Gopalan - Madison/Dane Co.

On Sat, Oct 25, 2014 at 7:59 PM, Peter Fissel 
wrote:

> Mark Martin forwarded me a photo taken today (Sat. 10/25) of what is
> likely a first-fall White-faced Ibis at Good Pond in Columbia County.  I
> have no other details on time or which pond.
>
> Mark also reports two Pelicans and 32 swans on the pond today.
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Subject: Pied-billed and Horned Grebe Lakeshore State Park MKE 10/23/14, late post, some images...
From: Jim Edlhuber <jimedlhuber AT gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 25 Oct 2014 21:44:49 -0500
Hi all,
I birded the lakefront in Milwaukee last Thursday morning and it was pretty
slow. The Glaucous Gull was still at Bradford Beach but that was the big
event there. I think the Glaucous Gull has been present in the area since
October 8, 2014. Lakeshore State Park was also slow except for a
Pied-billed and Horned Grebe in their nonbreeding plumages. Later in the
day I received the message on the Rufous Hummingbird in Waukesha County,
and that was a higher priority, the reason I am posting these images a
little late.

A link to some images of the Pied-billed and Horned Grebe in their
nonbreeding plumages at the link below if you care to view them:


http://www.windowtowildlife.com/pied-billed-grebe-lakeshore-state-park-milwaukee-wisconsin-october-23-2014/ 


Thanks and good birding,

Jim Edlhuber

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Subject: Rough-legged Hawks and other Portage County sightings today.
From: janzg AT charter.net
Date: Sat, 25 Oct 2014 21:01:35 -0400 (EDT)
While helping Janet and Amber Eschenbauch give  a Kestrel presentation 
to a class from UWSP this morning on the Buena Vista Grassland, Maureen 
Brocken and I observed 2 Rough-legged Hawks hunting a field east of 
Townline Road north of County W.  At the  corner of Towline and W we 
also  found a flock of over 15 American Pipits spread out on and among 
the round bales near the road.  The Grassland was quiet otherwise though 
we had 4 Northern Harriers, several small flocks of Lapland Longspurs 
and 2 Prairie Chickens  in flight.  I later recieved a call from Nancy 
Stevenson with a report of 20 Pine Siskins feeding in her yard west of 
Stevens Point off highway 66.

Gerry Janz
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Subject: Plegadis Ibis at Goose Pond (Columbia Co.) today
From: Peter Fissel <pfissel AT library.wisc.edu>
Date: Sat, 25 Oct 2014 19:59:16 -0500
Mark Martin forwarded me a photo taken today (Sat. 10/25) of what is likely a 
first-fall White-faced Ibis at Good Pond in Columbia County. I have no other 
details on time or which pond. 

 
Mark also reports two Pelicans and 32 swans on the pond today.
 
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Subject: Friday / Saturday - Horicon Marsh: Whooping Crane, Swans, Ducks, etc
From: "Wright Family" <thomas657 AT centurytel.net>
Date: Sat, 25 Oct 2014 19:28:43 -0500
I made a trip up to Horicon Marsh Friday afternoon and followed that up with
a trip this morning.
 

Friday:

Plenty of ducks  and coots in the open water along Hwy 49 and in bodies of
water on the auto tour.  I am sure there are others, but I spotted:
Northern Shovelers, Northern Pintails, Gadwalls, Wigeons, Grebes, and Coots.
Along Hwy 49, just west of the open water, I drove past and noticed some
gray scattered amongst the golden yellow of vegetation.  

 

There were about a dozen Sandhill Cranes.  Along with the Sandhills there
was one Whopping Crane.  They were about 75 yards out, but decent views were
possible.  

 

Swans were off in the distance on the south side of Hwy 49, in the first
pond on the auto tour, and the last body of water on the auto tour.  Looks
like the first pond on the auto tour were Tundra Swans whereas the other two
locations were families of Trumpeter Swans.  This was evidenced by the grays
mixed with the whites.  There were also two great egrets - one in the first
pond of the auto tour and the second in flight at various spots on the
interior of the auto tour.

 

There were a couple sparse groups of shorebirds.  On Friday, I saw mostly
Yellowlegs.  It was difficult to see what was in the first pond on the auto
tour since the sun was above it.

 

Saturday:

Along Hwy 49, there were great views of two adult and two juvenile swans.
They were 10 yards off the road and drew plenty of attention from passersby.
A northern Harrier made a couple flybys, as did a lone Great Blue Heron.
With patience, the coots were more willing to get close along Hwy 49.  There
were also more Northern Shovelers and Northern Pintails visible.

 

I spent the majority of my day at the first pond on the auto tour.  There
Tundra Swans were active, but kept their distance.  One lone Egret received
quite a bit of attention too and became comfortable with people.  The egret
was 10-20 yards off the road and actively fed on small fish.  I sually spend
a lot of time on the boardwalk, but didn't bother today because of the
number of people and prevalence of ducks.  In the pond across from the red
rock, there were many more pintails, shovelers, coots, grebes, about 10
Trumpeter Swans, and a host of yellowlegs and dowitchers. 

 

I plan to post some more photos from today, but I've made a handful
available from yesterday.  If interested check out:

 

https://www.flickr.com/photos/22836210 AT N03/with/14999606544/

 

Tom Wright

Wales, WI

 



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Subject: Shrike at Mead Wildlife Area 22 october 2014
From: Michael Huebschen <huebschenhuebschen AT sbcglobal.net>
Date: Sat, 25 Oct 2014 10:15:48 -0700
Hello All,
 
While driving through the Dog Training Area at the Mead Wildlife Area on 22 
October 2014, I got a good enough look at a bird perched on out in a field to 
know that it was a Shrike. It did not tolerate my intrusion for long. As it 
departed, I opined to myself that it appeared too small and short-tailed to be 
a Northern Shrike. Hence, I believe that it may well have been a Loggerhead 
Shrike. 

 
Best Wishes,
 
Michael J. Huebschen
Oshkosh, Winnebago County, Wi.
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Subject: Bohemian Waxwing - Oshkosh (Winnebago Co.) Friday
From: Peter Fissel <pfissel AT library.wisc.edu>
Date: Sat, 25 Oct 2014 09:10:55 -0500
For those who don't get the eBird alerts, there was a Bohemian Waxwing reported 
feeding with Cedar Waxwings on fruit trees by Mercy Hospital on the west side 
of Oshkosh yesterday (Friday) afternoon. The description (gray back and belly, 
reddish undertail coverts) leaves little doubt. 

 
If you're not signed up for the eBird alerts, you can also find them on the WSO 
website: 

 
www.wsobirds.org(http://www.wsobirds.org)   
 
Click on the Rare Bird Alerts tab on the menu on the left. You may need to 
click on the Rarities tab on the Bird Trax box. (This works better with 
browsers other than Internet Explorer, although I can usually get the Rarities 
to show up even with IE.) 

 
Peter Fissel
Madison WI
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Subject: ROSS'S GOOSE--6th Av Marsh (Adams Co)
From: Rob Pendergast <acadiantigerheron AT gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 25 Oct 2014 07:28:10 -0500
Good Morning,
There is currently a ROSS'S GOOSE on the south part of 6th Marsh it is
mixed in a large flock of Canada Geese with several CACKLING GEESE. Good
numbers of birds here this morning!

Good Birding!

Rob Pendergast
Plover
Portage County


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Subject: Elizabeth J. Wheeler- Racine County
From: "EJ Wheeler" <ejwheeler AT wi.rr.com>
Date: Fri, 24 Oct 2014 22:25:34 -0500
Hello Everyone:
My name is Elizabeth Wheeler and I am from Hoy Audubon the Racine/Kenosha
Chapter.  I am planning a visit to Meyers Park on Lake Michigan in Racine
and than to Illinois Beach State Park along Lake Michigan.  It is just over
the Wisconsin/ Illinois border.  I would like to make this an open
invitation.  I am going tomorrow morning at 8a.m. if you would like to join
me I have room for 3 people in my mini-van.  We can also, do a car caravan
if needed.  I have set up a meeting place for tomorrow.  It will be in the
Walmart parking lot in Racine, WI.  I will be parked in the last row of
parking spaces for the "Market" entrance. I have a light blue Town and
Country.  The Walmart is on Hwy 11.  There will be a stop at Starbucks once
we are on the road.  The Illinois Beach State Park is so beautiful.  There
will also be a hawk watch group there doing their annual hawk count.  I hope
you can join me :)

Elizabeth - Hoy Audubon

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Subject: Saturday Road Trip
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Date: Fri, 24 Oct 2014 22:13:14 -0500
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Subject: Rufous Hummingbird near Eagle in Waukesha Co. continues 10/24/14. some images...
From: Jim Edlhuber <jimedlhuber AT gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 24 Oct 2014 20:04:46 -0500
Hi all,
With a little sun this afternoon I decided to run out to Eagle in Waukesha
County. I thought I would try for a couple more shots with some light of
the Rufous Hummingbird as I heard it is still being viewed. There was a
small crowd of birders when I arrived, the bird was there within minutes.
When I was there the Rufous was pretty consistent coming to the feeder.
Those feedings were about every 25-30 minutes. When it showed, it gave nice
views dipping into the feeder for nectar about 5 times, then off in a
flash! Nobody ever really could follow to where it was perching. Birders
came and went while I was there. Even though there have been a couple
Rufous Hummingbirds in the last 2 years in the state, still a life bird for
many that were present. All and all a beautiful day to be out with warm
temps and nice sunshine. It was nice to see a few old birders and meet some
new ones too. Thanks again to Danielle and Raef for being such nice hosts
and allowing birders in to see this beauty!

Some images from today if you care to view them of the Rufous Hummingbird:


http://www.windowtowildlife.com/rufous-hummingbird-waukesha-county-wisconsin-october-24-2014/ 


Thanks and good birding,

Jim  Edlhuber

Town of Genesee Waukesha Co.


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Subject: Re: Rufous Hummingbird Waukesha County 10/23/14 some images...
From: "" <dmarc-noreply AT freelists.org> (Redacted sender "sharpbill@aol.com" for DMARC)
Date: Fri, 24 Oct 2014 17:17:39 -0400
Great photos Jim...as always! If anyone should get a shot of the tail fanned 
out, I could confirm species. Unfortunately the homeowners aren't comfortable 
with banding the bird, so I'd be guessing regarding age/sex. 


Cheers, Mickey

Michelene O'Connor
Milwaukee, WI



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Subject: [wisb] Rufous Hummingbird Waukesha County 10/23/14 some images...


Hi all,his afternoon I received a message from a friend in Eagle Wisconsin 
thataid she had a hummingbird coming to her feeder this morning that she didot 
recognize. She thought possible Rufous. I headed out there and Anneorretti was 
right behind me when I arrived. She also heard the news. Theird was there 
moments after we arrived on a feeder. She said she was justoing to take the 
feeder down last Sunday but it had got put off. Daniellend Raef the home owners 
were anxious to find out what exact species thisas, if their guess was correct. 
We took some photos as the sky turned greynd later rained pretty good. The 
Rufous continued to feed during the rain.e are assuming at this point it is a 
Rufous Hummingbird, young male athis point. I posted many images of the bird in 
hopes that we can ID it00%. If anyone can call this bird something else or can 
find the marks toonfirm its ID as a Rufous please let us know. I have seriously 
not studiedhe bird images yet myself as w 

 anting to get the post up. The home ownersanielle and Raef are willing to let 
others in to view this beautiful birdnd we are working out those details at 
this time. A big thanks to them foretting the word out on this bird and letting 
others in to view it. Theylso had a beautiful leucistic Ruby-throated 
Hummingbird visit them lastear, 2013 for a few days. 2 incredible birds coming 
to one residence! Iave included an image from that event at the bottom of these 
images.nother fun and exciting day out birding!Link to the Rufous Hummingbird 
images from today if you care to view 
them:http://www.windowtowildlife.com/rufous-hummingbird-waukesha-county-wisconsin-october-23-2014/Thanks 
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Subject: Dane co. Landfill
From: "Steve Thiessen" <stevethiessen AT charter.net>
Date: Fri, 24 Oct 2014 16:02:54 -0500

 While out at the landfill, an engineer stopped by to talk. He asked if I would 
stop by the office and let them know that I would be birding along the road. 
Also that I make sure I'm parked off the road . The people here are very nice. 

 While gull watching, I had a second year Lesser Black-backed Gull. This gull 
had very little of it's tail left. Although I had some other intriguing gulls, 
that was the only non Herring or Ring-billed I identified. 

 Lake Waubesa can have hundreds of gulls this time of year. Getting them close 
enough and in good light is another thing. 

Steve Thiessen Dane co.
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