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Inca Tern,©Sophie Webb

29 Jun Re: ARCTIC TERN still at Manitowoc Tues. a.m. [Paul Kinzer ]
29 Jun Peregrine Falcon - Menomonee Falls [Jeremy Meyer ]
28 Jun Milwaukee County Dickcissels [Jennifer Ambrose ]
28 Jun SNOWY EGRET, now HORICON [Western Great Lakes Hummingbird Project ]
28 Jun Re: Arctic Tern seen this afternoon? [Jeff Galligan ]
28 Jun Arctic Tern seen this afternoon? [Chuck Heikkinen ]
28 Jun Re: Roy Lukes, naturalist and WSO lifetime achievment honoree, dies at 86 in Door County [Richter Museum ]
28 Jun ARCTIC TERN still at Manitowoc Tues. a.m. [Peter Fissel ]
27 Jun Arctic Tern update [Daryl Tessen ]
27 Jun Red Belly Woodpecker Tongue! Polk County [Jeff Virant ]
27 Jun Re: Roy Lukes, naturalist and WSO lifetime achievment honoree, dies at 86 in Door County [Bill Krouse ]
27 Jun ALERT: ARCTIC TERN [Tom Sykes ]
27 Jun Alert: Arctic Tern in Manitowoc impoundment/Manitowoc County ["Tom Wood" ]
27 Jun Re: [wisb] Roy Lukes, naturalist and WSO lifetime achievment honoree, dies at 86 in Door County [LIELA KUCHAR ]
27 Jun Re: Roy Lukes, naturalist and WSO lifetime achievment honoree, dies at 86 in Door County [Kim Kreitinger ]
27 Jun Roy Lukes, naturalist and WSO lifetime achievment honoree, dies at 86 in Door County ["Carl Schwartz" ]
27 Jun turning the 2016 State of the Birds report into action [William Mueller ]
27 Jun 2017 Nicaragua Birding Trip [Bill Volkert ]
27 Jun Re: Yellow-billed Cuckoo Florence Co [John Rasmussen ]
27 Jun No Subject []
27 Jun Re: Yellow-billed Cuckoo Florence Co [Ryan Brady ]
26 Jun Greenfield Park yesterday evening--Great Crested Flycatcher and more [Jennifer Ambrose ]
26 Jun Osprey (Outagamie County - Little Chute) ["Judy s." ]
27 Jun No Subject [Karen Becker ]
26 Jun interesting Chickadee behavior [Judith Huf ]
26 Jun Yellow-billed Cuckoo Florence Co [Kay Kavanagh ]
26 Jun sooo interesting []
26 Jun More Wisbirdn trouble [Peter Fissel ]
25 Jun Re: Recent spam on Wisbirdn [Peter Fissel ]
25 Jun Birds are so much fun! (Outagamie County) ["Judy s." ]
25 Jun Sheboygan Gulls; Friday 24 June. [Amar Ayyash ]
25 Jun Re: wisbirdn Digest V9 #176 [Jeff Virant ]
24 Jun Black-necked Stilt, others on Old Marsh Rd./Dodge County ["Tom Wood" ]
24 Jun wow! great stuff []
23 Jun Urban Ecology Center Bird Walk, June 23, 2016 [Dennis Casper ]
23 Jun Forest County Birding Day 2 [Kelly Rueckheim ]
23 Jun Nestbox Trail - Door CO ["K. Hilary Ford" ]
23 Jun Hummingbirds ["K Petersen" ]
22 Jun Fwd: eBird Report - Estabrook Park, Jun 18, 2016 [CHARLES HAGNER ]
22 Jun Sheboygan/Manitowoc today [Peter Fissel ]
22 Jun Forest County Birding Today [Kelly Rueckheim ]
22 Jun North Point Sheboygan - Daryl T []
22 Jun atlas workshop and field day July 13, Two Rivers [William Mueller ]
22 Jun Great Crested Flycatcher bringing food to the nest hole in Walworth Co. 6/21/16, some images... [Jim Edlhuber ]
21 Jun Atlas Tricky codes Part 2: Species not to code [Tom Prestby ]
21 Jun Manitowoc, Sheboygan, Horicon Marsh [Daryl Tessen ]
21 Jun Re: Grackles "catching" alewife - Algoma [Jennifer Ambrose ]
21 Jun Grackles "catching" alewife - Algoma [Ted Treska ]
20 Jun Laughing Gulls (in the nick of time!), Little Gulls in Sheboygan ["Tom Wood" ]
20 Jun Re: Laughing Gull Sheboygan Jetties [Richter Museum ]
20 Jun Re: Laughing Gull Sheboygan Jetties [Tom Prestby ]
20 Jun Re: Laughing Gull Sheboygan Jetties ["Tom Schultz" ]
20 Jun Re: Laughing Gull Sheboygan Jetties [Tom Prestby ]
20 Jun Dickcissels - Milwaukee County ["Rita Marie Wiskowski" ]
20 Jun Laughing Gull Sheboygan Jetties [Jim and Julie Hess ]
20 Jun The hazards of banding birds [Peter Fissel ]
19 Jun Dickcissels Brown and Door Counties. [Robert Mead ]
19 Jun new State of North America's Birds report [William Mueller ]
19 Jun Birdathon rankings update ["Packett, Diane L - NRF" ]
18 Jun Iowa County Prairie Restoration this morning [Peter Fissel ]
18 Jun Birds-Florence Co [Kay Kavanagh ]
18 Jun Pelicans arrive in Sheboygan! : ) ["Dave&Margaret Brasser" ]
18 Jun Re: Best Pelagic Tours [Chris West ]
18 Jun Re: Best Pelagic Tours [Western Great Lakes Hummingbird Project ]
18 Jun Re: Best Pelagic Tours [Mark Korducki ]
18 Jun Best Pelagic Tours [Jeremy watrud ]
18 Jun Crex Meadows - Burnett County [Karen Lund ]
17 Jun Great Wisconsin Birdathon results ["Packett, Diane L - NRF" ]
17 Jun Urban Ecology Center Bird Walk, June 16, 2016 [Dennis Casper ]
16 Jun Ruby-throated Hummingbirds 30-40 of them at Wyalusing SP 6/16/16, some images... [Jim Edlhuber ]
16 Jun Bluebird ["Jerry Schoen" ]
15 Jun Richard Bong SRA 6/14/16 - Grasshopper/Henslow's Sparrows [Jeremy Meyer ]
15 Jun Changes along Lake Michigan in Sheboygan and Manitowoc Counties ["Tom Wood" ]
15 Jun Eurasian Collared-Doves in Burlington WI. 6/15/16, some images... [Jim Edlhuber ]
15 Jun Bogus links in Wisbirdn emails [Peter Fissel ]
15 Jun Beware of Spam from Look what I found gavia.immer ["Suzanne Harp" ]

Subject: Re: ARCTIC TERN still at Manitowoc Tues. a.m.
From: Paul Kinzer <ptkinzr AT icloud.com>
Date: Wed, 29 Jun 2016 12:23:41 +0000 (GMT)
If anyone sees the Arctic Tern today, would you please post an update? I'm 
hoping to go up after work today. Thanks! 


 

Paul Kinzer


On Jun 28, 2016, at 09:45 AM, Peter Fissel  wrote:






Just had a message from Jim Schwarz - he and Nolan Pope said the Arctic Tern is 
still at the Manitowoc impoundment as of 9:30 Tuesday morning. 


I have no further info at this time.


Peter Fissel (in Madison - sigh...)

Reporting for Jim Schwarz (in Manitowoc)


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Subject: Peregrine Falcon - Menomonee Falls
From: Jeremy Meyer <jmeyer4044 AT gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 29 Jun 2016 06:48:20 -0500
There is one sitting atop a power pole, currently, across from the new
Costco, off Pershing Ave. Has been there for 30 minutes or so, in case
someone wants a great view of it. It's overlooking my construction site, so
it seems to be pretty tame. Go figure, a day I don't have my camera with
me, this bird gives me the best views ever!
Have a great day,
Jeremy Meyer
Franklin, Milwaukee


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Subject: Milwaukee County Dickcissels
From: Jennifer Ambrose <jenthreat AT gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 28 Jun 2016 21:04:51 -0500
Hello,
As others have noted, we finally have a good year for Dickcissels in
Milwaukee County. I saw my first of year (first sighting in two years) a
few weeks ago in Franklin near Crystal Ridge Ski area. Today, I saw four
individuals. One was singing and posing up a storm off Fitzsimmons Rd
(Bender Park) in Oak Creek. Another put on a show off the new road north of
Bender, and a male and female pair (no obvious indications of nesting) were
present at South Metro pier (the grassy area by the parking lot). It was
fun seeing so many today, all between 11:20 and 1:00pm.

Photo of one of them here:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/49427613 AT N03/27357862624/in/dateposted-public/

Good birding,

-- 
Jennifer Ambrose
Bayview, Milwaukee County


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Subject: SNOWY EGRET, now HORICON
From: Western Great Lakes Hummingbird Project <wi.hummingbirds AT gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 28 Jun 2016 17:53:58 -0500
Posting for Jim Schwarz and Nolan Pope. They just had a Snowy Egret, S side of 
49 with group of Great Egrets at Horicon. 


Cynthia Bridge
Jefferson Co

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Subject: Re: Arctic Tern seen this afternoon?
From: Jeff Galligan <jgalligan27 AT gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 28 Jun 2016 16:04:56 -0500
Arctic Tern still present at the Manitowoc employment at 4:05 p.m.
Jeff Galligan
Middleton., Wisconsin
On Jun 28, 2016 3:42 PM, "Chuck Heikkinen"  wrote:

> Hi All,
> Just checking to see if the Arctic Tern is still being seen.  Please post
> or back-channel with any info.
>
> Thanks,
>
> Chuck Heikkinen
> Madison
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Subject: Arctic Tern seen this afternoon?
From: Chuck Heikkinen <quetzal65 AT gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 28 Jun 2016 15:41:23 -0500
Hi All,
Just checking to see if the Arctic Tern is still being seen.  Please post
or back-channel with any info.

Thanks,

Chuck Heikkinen
Madison


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Subject: Re: Roy Lukes, naturalist and WSO lifetime achievment honoree, dies at 86 in Door County
From: Richter Museum <richter AT uwgb.edu>
Date: Tue, 28 Jun 2016 15:44:23 +0000
The passing of Roy comes with great sadness. He was a personal mentor, a friend 
and the one who got me started in bird-banding so many years ago. I wish to 
thank Charlotte for all the loving care she has provided him these past months. 
They had a wonderful life together and worked as one. Last night Wisconsin 
Public TV aired "Wisconsin Hometown Stories: Door County" which has a wonderful 
segment with Roy talking about Emma Toft, Toft Point and Ridges Sanctuary. It 
will be shown again Sunday at 5:00 pm and several times next week. Or you can 
view it online. It was so fitting to see him still "teaching nature" even at 
his passing! 


Tom Erdman, Curator
Richter Museum of Natural History
UW-Green Bay

-----Original Message-----
From: wisbirdn-bounce AT freelists.org [mailto:wisbirdn-bounce AT freelists.org] On 
Behalf Of Carl Schwartz 

Sent: Monday, June 27, 2016 12:42 PM
To: Wisconsin Birding Network 
Cc: Kim Kreitinger ; Erin Parker 
 

Subject: [wisb] Roy Lukes, naturalist and WSO lifetime achievment honoree, dies 
at 86 in Door County 


Carl Schwartz
Editor, The Badger Birder
Wisconsin Society for Ornithology
Fox Point, Milwaukee County 

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Subject: ARCTIC TERN still at Manitowoc Tues. a.m.
From: Peter Fissel <peter.fissel AT wisc.edu>
Date: Tue, 28 Jun 2016 14:44:36 +0000
Just had a message from Jim Schwarz - he and Nolan Pope said the Arctic Tern is 
still at the Manitowoc impoundment as of 9:30 Tuesday morning. 


I have no further info at this time.


Peter Fissel (in Madison - sigh...)

Reporting for Jim Schwarz (in Manitowoc)


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Subject: Arctic Tern update
From: Daryl Tessen <bhaunts AT gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 27 Jun 2016 21:27:01 -0500
I saw the posts on wisbirdnet about the Arctic Tern at Manitowoc late this 
afternoon. (I had been there early this morning but had not seen it, if it was 
there.) I got there about 6:00 and the bird, thanks to Chuck and Joel, 
reappeared around 6:15. It was on the beach for about a half hour, preening and 
just sitting---great looks for all of us! It then flew around for a few 
minutes, eventually heading out on the lake. This was about 6:45. I left 
shortly thereafter. Congrats to Tom for finding this bird. The 8 Franklin's 
Gulls continue. A lone Bonaparte's, and single immature Lesser and Great 
Black-backed Gulls were there in the morning. Also 2 Least Sandpipers were 
feeding along the sandy edge. 

Daryl Tessen
Appleton,, WI

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Subject: Red Belly Woodpecker Tongue! Polk County
From: Jeff Virant <rainbow AT cltcomm.net>
Date: Mon, 27 Jun 2016 20:52:59 -0500
Hi all,

This year our grape jelly feeders have been more active than on previous years 
for whatever reason. As others have experienced, we have had frequent Baltimore 
Orioles, rose-breasted grosbeaks, catbirds and even goldfinches hanging around 
the feeder though I have not seen the goldfinches eat any jelly. Today for the 
first time I watched a female red-bellied woodpecker appear as though she was 
trying to reach the jelly container inside the feeder. As is the case with so 
many others I’m sure, the jelly feeder is built like a small jail with wooden 
vertical bars to restrict access to larger creatures (i.e. chipmunks), and it 
appeared as though the woodpecker was not quite reaching the jelly in the 
center of it. The jelly feeder is about 20 feet from our window so upon 
grabbing my binox I was astounded to see that the red-bellied woodpecker was 
indeed reaching the jelly container with her remarkably long tongue! Having 
always heard that woodpeckers do indeed have legendary tongues, I wa 

 s nevertheless surprised to see one in action. Further proof yet again (at 
least from a woodpecker’s perspective) that size does indeed matter! 


Best birding,

Jeff Virant
Deer Park, WI   (Polk County)
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Subject: Re: Roy Lukes, naturalist and WSO lifetime achievment honoree, dies at 86 in Door County
From: Bill Krouse <bkrouse1 AT new.rr.com>
Date: Mon, 27 Jun 2016 18:20:56 -0500
 Hi All. If the list moderators will allow me, I want to chime in here also.
Sarah &I were lucky enough to take one of the last bird hikes Roy &Charlotte
lead at Whitefish Dunes State Park in Door County, several years ago. To say
we were inspired, would be understated. After Roy could no longer lead the
hikes, Sarah &I couldn't let that tradition die. So we started to do spring
bird walk programs at Whitefish Dunes, and now Newport State Park. We can
NEVER take their place, and couldn't hold a candle to Roy's knowledge and
natural ability. But we proudly carry on the tradition, extending the long
line of people that Roy &Charlotte touched. Roy will be missed, by people he
never even met. This is his legacy. R.I.P. Mr. Lukes. 
Humbly, Bill Krouse Brown, and sometimes Door County 
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From: Carl Schwartz  
Date: 06/27/2016 12:41 PM (GMT-06:00) 
To: Wisconsin Birding Network  
Cc: Kim Kreitinger , Erin Parker
 
Subject: [wisb] Roy Lukes, naturalist and WSO lifetime achievment honoree,
dies at 86 in Door County 

Carl Schwartz
Editor, The Badger Birder
Wisconsin Society for Ornithology
Fox Point, Milwaukee County 

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Subject: ALERT: ARCTIC TERN
From: Tom Sykes <sykes AT motmot.net>
Date: Mon, 27 Jun 2016 16:24:45 -0500
With Charles Sontag Manitowoc Impoundment. Same location as the White-winged 
Tern. 4:25 pm. 


Tom Sykes
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Subject: Alert: Arctic Tern in Manitowoc impoundment/Manitowoc County
From: "Tom Wood" <tcwood729 AT wi.rr.com>
Date: Mon, 27 Jun 2016 15:59:50 -0500
The Arctic Tern was on the south side of the impoundment, within 50 feet of
the gravel path, and on the north side of the spur of water that juts back
to the east. It was quite close to the Franklin's Gulls and stayed near the
water. This is an adult in breeding plumage, so it it is fairly easy to
identify. It disappeared several times, especially when the the flocks took
to the air, but always returned to the same area. When I left about 1:55
P.M. it was still there, but on the way out, 3 noisy lawn mowing machines
were driving up the gravel path. I don't know if this was enough to drive
the bird out of the impoundment.
The Arctic Tern was the only tern besides the many Caspians while I was
there. Look for the very gray underparts, similar in shade to the
upperparts, a red bill that has no black on it, very short legs, a
distinctive white band across the bottom of the face, wingtips having the
same coloration as the rest of the upperparts, and a tail that extends
beyond the primary tips.
I looked to see if Chuck Sontag was out birding, but it appeared that he
might have company, so I decided not to bother him.
I hope this bird sticks around for him and others to see.
Thomas Wood, Menomonee Falls, Waukesha County

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Subject: Re: [wisb] Roy Lukes, naturalist and WSO lifetime achievment honoree, dies at 86 in Door County
From: LIELA KUCHAR <jodykuch AT me.com>
Date: Mon, 27 Jun 2016 20:45:48 +0000 (GMT)
Sad to hear this as it is an end to an era of the masters in Door County.  Roy 
Lukes was kind, patient and so knowledgable.  I was fortunate to be able to 
meet him once and listen to him talk about Emma Toft.   

All my Door County teachers are all gone now....
Jody Kuchar, Manitowoc WI
"Nullius in Verba"    ~  Horace


On Jun 27, 2016, at 01:14 PM, Kim Kreitinger  wrote:

Very sad to hear that. I'm out right now but can post later this afternoon.

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On Jun 27, 2016, at 12:41 PM, Carl Schwartz  wrote:

The Green Bay Press Gazette reported today that one of Door County's most 
beloved champions, naturalist Roy Lukes, died Sunday. He was 86. 


Lukes died at his home in Egg Harbor around 1 p.m. Sunday, "and he was at peace 
and not in pain," his wife, Charlotte, said in an email to friends Sunday 
evening. A celebration of his life is being planned for Aug. 7. 


In May of 2015, during the 76th annual Wisconsin Society for Ornithology 
Convention in Wausau, Roy and Charlott received the Samuel D. Robbins Lifetime 
Achievement Award. The award honors those whose outstanding service to WSO has 
continued after they have received the Silver Passenger Pigeon Award for 
"distinguished service." Roy and Charlotte's longtime conservation efforts in 
Door County have resulted in ongoing education and preservation, more than five 
books about the natural history of Door County, and more than a thousand 
newspaper articles. Roy served as WSO president, vice president and Education 
Committee chair. 


They were jointly awarded the Silver Passenger Pigeon in 1984 and the Bronze 
Passenger Pigeon in 1999 and again in 2010 for their conservation work outside 
of WSO, including founding the Friends of Toft Point, working extensively with 
the Door County Land Trust and their extensive public education outreach. 


Born in Kewaunee in 1929, Roy Lukes came to Door County in 1964 as a summer 
naturalist at The Ridges Sanctuary, and in 1966 he began teaching science at 
Gibraltar School and Fish Creek School. He developed his own environmental 
education classes that he taught at Gibraltar, Sevastopol and Southern Door 
schools until the Ridges position was expanded to full time in 1976. 


Lukes is best known as a nature writer, having composed thousands of columns 
since 1968 in the Door County Advocate, Green Bay Press-Gazette, Appleton 
Post-Crescent and, since 2008, the Peninsula Pulse. 


Lukes married the former Charlotte Koch in 1972, and they celebrated their 44th 
anniversary on May 27. 


It was announced in early May that Lukes was battling metastatic cancer, and 
hospice care began a short time after that. 


Carl Schwartz
Editor, The Badger Birder
Wisconsin Society for Ornithology
Fox Point, Milwaukee County
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Subject: Re: Roy Lukes, naturalist and WSO lifetime achievment honoree, dies at 86 in Door County
From: Kim Kreitinger <k.kreitinger AT gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 27 Jun 2016 13:13:39 -0500
Very sad to hear that. I'm out right now but can post later this afternoon.

Sent from my iPhone

> On Jun 27, 2016, at 12:41 PM, Carl Schwartz  wrote:
> 
> The Green Bay Press Gazette reported today that one of Door County's most 
beloved champions, naturalist Roy Lukes, died Sunday. He was 86. 

> 
> Lukes died at his home in Egg Harbor around 1 p.m. Sunday, "and he was at 
peace and not in pain," his wife, Charlotte, said in an email to friends Sunday 
evening. A celebration of his life is being planned for Aug. 7. 

> 
> In May of 2015, during the 76th annual Wisconsin Society for Ornithology 
Convention in Wausau, Roy and Charlott received the Samuel D. Robbins Lifetime 
Achievement Award. The award honors those whose outstanding service to WSO has 
continued after they have received the Silver Passenger Pigeon Award for 
"distinguished service." Roy and Charlotte's longtime conservation efforts in 
Door County have resulted in ongoing education and preservation, more than five 
books about the natural history of Door County, and more than a thousand 
newspaper articles. Roy served as WSO president, vice president and Education 
Committee chair. 

> 
> They were jointly awarded the Silver Passenger Pigeon in 1984 and the Bronze 
Passenger Pigeon in 1999 and again in 2010 for their conservation work outside 
of WSO, including founding the Friends of Toft Point, working extensively with 
the Door County Land Trust and their extensive public education outreach. 

> 
> Born in Kewaunee in 1929, Roy Lukes came to Door County in 1964 as a summer 
naturalist at The Ridges Sanctuary, and in 1966 he began teaching science at 
Gibraltar School and Fish Creek School. He developed his own environmental 
education classes that he taught at Gibraltar, Sevastopol and Southern Door 
schools until the Ridges position was expanded to full time in 1976. 

> 
> Lukes is best known as a nature writer, having composed thousands of columns 
since 1968 in the Door County Advocate, Green Bay Press-Gazette, Appleton 
Post-Crescent and, since 2008, the Peninsula Pulse. 

> 
> Lukes married the former Charlotte Koch in 1972, and they celebrated their 
44th anniversary on May 27. 

> 
> It was announced in early May that Lukes was battling metastatic cancer, and 
hospice care began a short time after that. 

> 
> Carl Schwartz
> Editor, The Badger Birder
> Wisconsin Society for Ornithology
> Fox Point, Milwaukee County 
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Subject: Roy Lukes, naturalist and WSO lifetime achievment honoree, dies at 86 in Door County
From: "Carl Schwartz" <cschwartz3 AT wi.rr.com>
Date: Mon, 27 Jun 2016 12:41:53 -0500
Carl Schwartz
Editor, The Badger Birder
Wisconsin Society for Ornithology
Fox Point, Milwaukee County 

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Subject: turning the 2016 State of the Birds report into action
From: William Mueller <wpmueller1947 AT gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 27 Jun 2016 12:25:46 -0500
Learn about things you or your business can do to help bird conservation.

http://futureofbirds.blogspot.com/2016/06/how-citizens-and-birders-can-use-2016.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: 2017 Nicaragua Birding Trip
From: Bill Volkert <billvolkert11 AT gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 27 Jun 2016 11:25:28 -0500
If anyone might be interested in joining us, I am again leading a birding
trip to Nicaragua, from February 12 through 21, 2017 with an optional
extension of Feb 22 to 26.  A detailed itinerary can be found on my website
at www.billvolkert.com or contact me directly for more information.
Bill Volkert
Fond du Lac County

-- 
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Subject: Re: Yellow-billed Cuckoo Florence Co
From: John Rasmussen <jras AT charter.net>
Date: Mon, 27 Jun 2016 06:54:44 -0500
Have heard more black billed cuckoos in oneida county and three lakes area than 
other recent years this year in several different spots in the areas i 
frequent. We have more tent caterpillars than than we have seen in several 
years here. also noticed numbers of tent caterpillars in western Eau 
Claire/Dunn county recently. 


John Rasmussen
rhinelander, WI.

> On Jun 26, 2016, at 9:58 PM, Ryan Brady  wrote:
> 
> We've had a bit of an influx of Yellow-billed Cuckoos this year into 
Ashland-Bayfield. I had my first ever for Bayfield Co. near Cable and then days 
later had another in the Moquah Barrens. Nick Anich found one in Ashland County 
and it appeared to be carrying nesting material. Just got a photo of one that 
was window-killed south of Iron River the other day too. Plus a couple other 
reports this spring/summer. We're lucky to find one most years. They're known 
to move in with tent caterpillar outbreaks but that doesn't seem to be the case 
this year. Hoping for one from my deck too. :) 

> 
> 
> Ryan Brady
> Washburn, Bayfield County, WI
> http://www.pbase.com/rbrady
> 
> 
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> Subject: [wisb] Yellow-billed Cuckoo Florence Co
> 
> Heard a Yellow-billed Cuckoo from our deck, plus another 69 species on my
> bike ride this morning. Other highlights included Red-shouldered Hawk,
> Winter Wren, Veery, No Waterthrush, No Parula plus 10 other warbler
> species.  Great morning to be out after last night's rain.
> Kay Kavanagh
> Aurora  Florence Co
> 
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Subject: No Subject
From: <cdermody AT wi.rr.com>
Date: Mon, 27 Jun 2016 7:03:04 +0000
I am about to become the owner of a wooded piece of land in the Upper Peninsula 
of Michigan. It has a gentle, meandering stream running through it. I would 
like info on birdhouses for Bluebirds, Wood Ducks, Screech Owls, and other 
cavity nesters. 

Sincere thanks, 
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Subject: Re: Yellow-billed Cuckoo Florence Co
From: Ryan Brady <ryanbrady10 AT hotmail.com>
Date: Mon, 27 Jun 2016 02:58:00 +0000
We've had a bit of an influx of Yellow-billed Cuckoos this year into 
Ashland-Bayfield. I had my first ever for Bayfield Co. near Cable and then days 
later had another in the Moquah Barrens. Nick Anich found one in Ashland County 
and it appeared to be carrying nesting material. Just got a photo of one that 
was window-killed south of Iron River the other day too. Plus a couple other 
reports this spring/summer. We're lucky to find one most years. They're known 
to move in with tent caterpillar outbreaks but that doesn't seem to be the case 
this year. Hoping for one from my deck too. :) 



Ryan Brady
Washburn, Bayfield County, WI
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Sent: Sunday, June 26, 2016 8:48 AM
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Subject: [wisb] Yellow-billed Cuckoo Florence Co

Heard a Yellow-billed Cuckoo from our deck, plus another 69 species on my
bike ride this morning. Other highlights included Red-shouldered Hawk,
Winter Wren, Veery, No Waterthrush, No Parula plus 10 other warbler
species.  Great morning to be out after last night's rain.
Kay Kavanagh
Aurora  Florence Co


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Subject: Greenfield Park yesterday evening--Great Crested Flycatcher and more
From: Jennifer Ambrose <jenthreat AT gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 26 Jun 2016 20:53:48 -0500
If you don't use Facebook, you probably haven't seen all of the fun
captures that people have been getting at Greenfield Park. It's been quite
active with breeding birds, fawns, dragonflies, and other creatures. I
watched a Great crested catch a dragonfly just a few yards away from me,
and the juvenile Great Blue Herons were still in the nest, but they hardly
fit in it. For pics/story, see:

http://www.birdspazz.com/2016/06/27/greenfield-park-on-a-sultry-saturday-evening/ 

Good birding,

-- 
Jennifer Ambrose
Bayview, Milwaukee County


 

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Subject: Osprey (Outagamie County - Little Chute)
From: "Judy s." <cherryjamcookies AT gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 26 Jun 2016 20:08:18 -0500
An osprey has been hanging around the Doyle Park area of Little Chute
for the last two days. The village put up raptor poles all along the
trail that runs next to the Fox between Little Chute and Kaukauna, but
this is the first Osprey I've actually seen in that stretch.

Judy Stouffer
Outagamie
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Subject: No Subject
From: Karen Becker <kbecker AT dcwis.com>
Date: Mon, 27 Jun 2016 01:27:52 +0300


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Subject: interesting Chickadee behavior
From: Judith Huf <judith_huf AT hotmail.com>
Date: Sun, 26 Jun 2016 16:40:02 +0000
Recently I’ve seen Chickadees eating jelly from the feeder that I have out 
for the Orioles. (Other jelly-lovers include Catbirds and Robins). 

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Subject: Yellow-billed Cuckoo Florence Co
From: Kay Kavanagh <kkav2299 AT gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 26 Jun 2016 10:48:04 -0500
Heard a Yellow-billed Cuckoo from our deck, plus another 69 species on my
bike ride this morning. Other highlights included Red-shouldered Hawk,
Winter Wren, Veery, No Waterthrush, No Parula plus 10 other warbler
species.  Great morning to be out after last night's rain.
Kay Kavanagh
Aurora  Florence Co


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Subject: sooo interesting
From: <raypalenik AT att.net>
Date: Sun, 26 Jun 2016 07:33:30 +0300
Hello,
I've came across that information yesterday and thought it would help you, read 
more here please  


Speak to you later, raypalenik AT att.net



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Subject: More Wisbirdn trouble
From: Peter Fissel <peter.fissel AT wisc.edu>
Date: Sun, 26 Jun 2016 02:49:35 +0000
As I feared, a bunch of email addresses got booted off by the Freelists servers 
today, due to the spam messages on the list bouncing back from those addresses. 
It's a fairly random assortment - looks like a lot of tds.net, centurytel.net, 
and chorus.net addresses, plus a bunch of others from various domains. 


If you're reading this on one of the archived versions of Wisbirdn (such as at 
sialia.com, surfbirds, or aba.org) and suspect you've been unsubscribed, ask me 
or Tom Sykes (sykes AT motmot.net). If so, you will need to resubscribe to the 
list yourself - we can no longer do it for you (although one of us needs to 
approve a subscription request.) 



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Subject: Re: Recent spam on Wisbirdn
From: Peter Fissel <peter.fissel AT wisc.edu>
Date: Sat, 25 Jun 2016 19:17:59 +0000
Yes, her account has been hacked twice. Tom Sykes had resubscribed her after 
she changed her password, but she got hacked again, so is getting a different 
email account. 


Unfortunately, there's a chance that other email addresses will be 
automatically unsubscribed by the Freelists servers because those users' email 
servers reject the spam emails from Wisbirdn. A bunch of them had just come off 
of the Error Watch report, so I thought we were in the clear, but we've had a 
rash of spam lately (it's not just to Wisbirdn - I've had a ton get through to 
my own account that didn't come via Wisbirdn.) A bunch of addresses went right 
back onto the Error Watch list. I'm really hoping they don't get booted off by 
the server. 



Standard advice applies. If you think you may have been unsubscribed from 
Wisbirdn, check one of the online archived versions to see if there are 
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still on the list. We do always recommend first checking your Junk or Spam 
email folder to make sure Wisbirdn messages aren't being shunted there. (It 
happens.) 



And, as always, never click on a link in an email that seems remotely odd or 
suspicious. You can't be too careful out there in cyberspace. 



Peter Fissel

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Madison WI


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From: wisbirdn-bounce AT freelists.org  on behalf 
of Jeff Virant  

Sent: Saturday, June 25, 2016 9:40 AM
To: Wisconsin Birding Network
Subject: [wisb] Re: wisbirdn Digest V9 #176

Hi all,

This namefishorange post keeps showing up on our bird line and is obviously 
phishing/virus/spam (dont click on the link!). Is there any way for the bird 
line to block these posts? 


Thanks.

Jeff Virant
Deer Park, WI   (Polk County)
rainbow AT cltcomm.net



> On Jun 25, 2016, at 12:06 AM, FreeLists Mailing List Manager 
 wrote: 

>
> wisbirdn Digest       Fri, 24 Jun 2016        Volume: 09  Issue: 176
>
> In This Issue:
>                [wisb] wow! great stuff
>                [wisb] Black-necked Stilt, others on Old Marsh Rd./Dodge Cou
>
> ----------------------------------------------------------------------
>
> From:  
> Subject: [wisb] wow! great stuff
> Date: Fri, 24 Jun 2016 20:20:32 +0300
>
> Hi,
> Have you already seen that great stuff I've just found on the web? You should 
definitely take a look  

>
> Speak to you later, namefishorange AT charter.net
>
>
>
>
> ------------------------------
>
> From: "Tom Wood" 
> Subject: [wisb] Black-necked Stilt, others on Old Marsh Rd./Dodge County
> Date: Fri, 24 Jun 2016 15:29:50 -0500
>
> It was a beautiful morning for birding Old Marsh Road in Horicon National
> Wildlife Refuge, and I entered from the auto tour (west) entrance gate a
> little after 9:00 A.M. I birded east to the old pumping station and didn't
> find anything too unexpected, but Daryl Tessen mentioned that people were
> coming from the north specifically to view Black-necked Stilts. Since there
> may be others that are interested, I am posting this to the list.
> A female Black-necked Stilt was on the north side of Old Marsh Rd. I was
> about 75 yards east of the conspicuous dead tree on the north side of the
> road and the bird was about 200 yards north in the northwest corner of the
> pond there. For a short time, she called and flew in close to the road. When
> I returned nearly 3 hours later she was still in the northwest corner of the
> pond. I saw no mate, young or signs of any breeding activity, so she may not
> remain, but it is one place to check.
> On the way in, I flushed an American Bittern from the side of the road. I
> did not see a Least Bittern today and heard only one Sora. I saw the first
> little Killdeer chick I have seen this season, and out near the sharp bend
> in the road (approx. 1.5 miles from the gate), young birds were abundant
> with female Mallards, Wood Ducks, Redhead, American Coots, and Pied-billed
> Grebe attending newly hatched young. There are numerous Ruddy Ducks, but I
> saw no ducklings from that species. The sun shone perfectly on a close drake
> Ruddy Duck, and it was as beautiful as I have ever seen that species. The
> dark rufous sides and the blue bill just seem to glow in the bright sun.
> Much prettier than most of the Mallards which are going into eclipse.
> Other birds that were interesting to me were 2 Bald Eagles, Northern
> Harrier, several flying Black-crowned Night-Herons, a single Trumpeter swan,
> soaring American White Pelicans, Great Egrets, abundant Yellow-headed
> blackbirds, and Forster's and Black Terns.
> Conspicuous by their absence have been Common Gallinules and Blue-winged
> Teal. The latter is usually there in abundance, but I saw only one today. I
> have yet to see the gallinule in the federal part of the marsh, and have
> seen only one along the Bachhuber trail in the state-owned part of the
> marsh.
> Thomas Wood, Menomonee Falls, Waukesha County
>
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Subject: Birds are so much fun! (Outagamie County)
From: "Judy s." <cherryjamcookies AT gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 25 Jun 2016 14:15:54 -0500
I've been watching a male red-bellied woodpecker clean out the oranges
in my oriole feeder. He's decided that the perfect spot is perched on
the lip of the jelly cup, with his rump to the grape jelly. He is
having the time of his life eating those oranges, sitting with his
"posterior" getting stained by the jelly.

If you see a new colorful woodpecker species, a purple-butted
woodpecker... it's him. 

Judy Stouffer
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Subject: Sheboygan Gulls; Friday 24 June.
From: Amar Ayyash <amarayyash AT gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 25 Jun 2016 09:42:40 -0500
I spent most of the day working the Sheboygan lakefront yesterday (24 June
2016). Much of my time was spent between North Point and south to Deland
Park and the marina. I recorded 7 gull species, missing the Franklin's
Gulls recently reported by others. There's a notable alewife die-off that's
holding the birds here. Curious though was virtually no terns.
Lesser Black-backed numbers are back up, similar to numbers I had in 2013
and 2014. My conservative estimate is 30, with 23 birds hand-counted
simultaneously in one scan (mostly 1st/2nd summer individuals with a
handful of 3rd summer types). I photographed at least 5 Little Gulls - all
1st summer individuals - with a possible 6th bird. Other highlights were 2
Great Black-backs (2nd summer & 3rd summer type) and 2 Laughing Gulls
(adult, 1st summer). Herrings (~125), Ring-billeds (~200), Bonaparte's
(~700). The Bonaparte's & Little Gulls were still bathing and feeding at
9:00 pm when I left the gazeebo at North Point last night!


Some images here:
https://goo.gl/DwtwJO


Amar Ayyash

Orland Park, Illinois


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Subject: Re: wisbirdn Digest V9 #176
From: Jeff Virant <rainbow AT cltcomm.net>
Date: Sat, 25 Jun 2016 09:40:59 -0500
Hi all,

This “namefishorange” post keeps showing up on our bird line and is 
obviously phishing/virus/spam (don’t click on the link!). Is there any way 
for the bird line to block these posts? 


Thanks.

Jeff Virant
Deer Park, WI   (Polk County)
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> On Jun 25, 2016, at 12:06 AM, FreeLists Mailing List Manager 
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> 
> wisbirdn Digest	Fri, 24 Jun 2016	Volume: 09  Issue: 176
> 
> In This Issue:
> 		[wisb] wow! great stuff
> 		[wisb] Black-necked Stilt, others on Old Marsh Rd./Dodge Cou
> 
> ----------------------------------------------------------------------
> 
> From:  
> Subject: [wisb] wow! great stuff
> Date: Fri, 24 Jun 2016 20:20:32 +0300
> 
> Hi,
> Have you already seen that great stuff I've just found on the web? You should 
definitely take a look  

> 
> Speak to you later, namefishorange AT charter.net
> 
> 
> 
> 
> ------------------------------
> 
> From: "Tom Wood" 
> Subject: [wisb] Black-necked Stilt, others on Old Marsh Rd./Dodge County
> Date: Fri, 24 Jun 2016 15:29:50 -0500
> 
> It was a beautiful morning for birding Old Marsh Road in Horicon National
> Wildlife Refuge, and I entered from the auto tour (west) entrance gate a
> little after 9:00 A.M. I birded east to the old pumping station and didn't
> find anything too unexpected, but Daryl Tessen mentioned that people were
> coming from the north specifically to view Black-necked Stilts. Since there
> may be others that are interested, I am posting this to the list.
> A female Black-necked Stilt was on the north side of Old Marsh Rd. I was
> about 75 yards east of the conspicuous dead tree on the north side of the
> road and the bird was about 200 yards north in the northwest corner of the
> pond there. For a short time, she called and flew in close to the road. When
> I returned nearly 3 hours later she was still in the northwest corner of the
> pond. I saw no mate, young or signs of any breeding activity, so she may not
> remain, but it is one place to check.
> On the way in, I flushed an American Bittern from the side of the road. I
> did not see a Least Bittern today and heard only one Sora. I saw the first
> little Killdeer chick I have seen this season, and out near the sharp bend
> in the road (approx. 1.5 miles from the gate), young birds were abundant
> with female Mallards, Wood Ducks, Redhead, American Coots, and Pied-billed
> Grebe attending newly hatched young. There are numerous Ruddy Ducks, but I
> saw no ducklings from that species. The sun shone perfectly on a close drake
> Ruddy Duck, and it was as beautiful as I have ever seen that species. The
> dark rufous sides and the blue bill just seem to glow in the bright sun.
> Much prettier than most of the Mallards which are going into eclipse.
> Other birds that were interesting to me were 2 Bald Eagles, Northern
> Harrier, several flying Black-crowned Night-Herons, a single Trumpeter swan,
> soaring American White Pelicans, Great Egrets, abundant Yellow-headed
> blackbirds, and Forster's and Black Terns.
> Conspicuous by their absence have been Common Gallinules and Blue-winged
> Teal. The latter is usually there in abundance, but I saw only one today. I
> have yet to see the gallinule in the federal part of the marsh, and have
> seen only one along the Bachhuber trail in the state-owned part of the
> marsh.
> Thomas Wood, Menomonee Falls, Waukesha County
> 
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Subject: Black-necked Stilt, others on Old Marsh Rd./Dodge County
From: "Tom Wood" <tcwood729 AT wi.rr.com>
Date: Fri, 24 Jun 2016 15:29:50 -0500
It was a beautiful morning for birding Old Marsh Road in Horicon National
Wildlife Refuge, and I entered from the auto tour (west) entrance gate a
little after 9:00 A.M. I birded east to the old pumping station and didn't
find anything too unexpected, but Daryl Tessen mentioned that people were
coming from the north specifically to view Black-necked Stilts. Since there
may be others that are interested, I am posting this to the list.
A female Black-necked Stilt was on the north side of Old Marsh Rd. I was
about 75 yards east of the conspicuous dead tree on the north side of the
road and the bird was about 200 yards north in the northwest corner of the
pond there. For a short time, she called and flew in close to the road. When
I returned nearly 3 hours later she was still in the northwest corner of the
pond. I saw no mate, young or signs of any breeding activity, so she may not
remain, but it is one place to check.
On the way in, I flushed an American Bittern from the side of the road. I
did not see a Least Bittern today and heard only one Sora. I saw the first
little Killdeer chick I have seen this season, and out near the sharp bend
in the road (approx. 1.5 miles from the gate), young birds were abundant
with female Mallards, Wood Ducks, Redhead, American Coots, and Pied-billed
Grebe attending newly hatched young. There are numerous Ruddy Ducks, but I
saw no ducklings from that species. The sun shone perfectly on a close drake
Ruddy Duck, and it was as beautiful as I have ever seen that species. The
dark rufous sides and the blue bill just seem to glow in the bright sun.
Much prettier than most of the Mallards which are going into eclipse.
Other birds that were interesting to me were 2 Bald Eagles, Northern
Harrier, several flying Black-crowned Night-Herons, a single Trumpeter swan,
soaring American White Pelicans, Great Egrets, abundant Yellow-headed
blackbirds, and Forster's and Black Terns.
Conspicuous by their absence have been Common Gallinules and Blue-winged
Teal. The latter is usually there in abundance, but I saw only one today. I
have yet to see the gallinule in the federal part of the marsh, and have
seen only one along the Bachhuber trail in the state-owned part of the
marsh.
Thomas Wood, Menomonee Falls, Waukesha County

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Subject: wow! great stuff
From: <namefishorange AT charter.net>
Date: Fri, 24 Jun 2016 20:20:32 +0300
Hi,
Have you already seen that great stuff I've just found on the web? You should 
definitely take a look  


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Subject: Urban Ecology Center Bird Walk, June 23, 2016
From: Dennis Casper <denncasp.wisbirder AT gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 23 Jun 2016 17:16:49 -0500
Urban Ecology Center, Riverside Park
1500 East Park Place, Milwaukee, WI  53211
414-964-8505, www.UrbanEcologyCenter.org
BIRD WALK
Thursdays, 8:00 am—10:00 am year round.
Free and Open to the Public, All Ages Welcome

Thursday, June 23, 2016
64 degrees
Cloudy, drizzle
12 birders

Total Species:  32

17 Mallard
1 Red-tailed Hawk
2 Herring Gull
5 Rock Pigeon
6 Mourning Dove
1 Chimney Swift
2 Red-bellied Woodpecker
1 Peregrine Falcon
5 Great Crested Flycatcher
2 Warbling Vireo

1 Red-eyed Vireo
5 American Crow
10 Northern Rough-winged Swallow
1 Barn Swallow
2 Black-capped Chickadee
1 White-breasted Nuthatch
1 House Wren
4 Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
12 American Robin
1 Gray Catbird

1 Common Yellowthroat
1 Chipping Sparrow
6 Song Sparrow
5 Northern Cardinal
4 Indigo Bunting
15 Red-winged Blackbird
7 Common Grackle
8 Brown-headed Cowbird
2 Baltimore Oriole
13 House Finch

30 American Goldfinch
6 House Sparrow

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Subject: Forest County Birding Day 2
From: Kelly Rueckheim <rueckel27 AT hotmail.com>
Date: Thu, 23 Jun 2016 16:18:10 -0500
Day two birding Sheltered Valley road and areas nearby and I was able get my 
yellow bellied flycatcher on Divide Rd along with winter wren and one boreal 
chickadee. The mosquitos were out in force after some early morning rain. 
Missed black throated blue warbler today but other expected warbler species 
were all present.. 

Kelly Rueckheim - Hillsboro, Vernon County 
> Date: Thu, 23 Jun 2016 01:06:05 -0400
> From: ecartis AT freelists.org
> To: ecartis AT freelists.org
> Subject: wisbirdn Digest V9 #174
> 
> wisbirdn Digest	Wed, 22 Jun 2016	Volume: 09  Issue: 174
> 
> In This Issue:
> 		[wisb] Great Crested Flycatcher bringing food to the nest ho
> 		[wisb] atlas workshop and field day July 13, Two Rivers
> 		[wisb] North Point Sheboygan - Daryl T
> 		[wisb] Forest County Birding Today
> 		[wisb] Sheboygan/Manitowoc today
> 		[wisb] Fwd: eBird Report - Estabrook Park, Jun 18, 2016
> 
> ----------------------------------------------------------------------
> 
> From: Jim Edlhuber 
> Date: Wed, 22 Jun 2016 08:00:39 -0500
> Subject: [wisb] Great Crested Flycatcher bringing food to the nest hole in 
Walw 

> 
> Hi all,
> My day started out meeting up with Anne Moretti and birding at the Beulah
> Bog in Walworth County. We tried for the White-eyed Vireo and heard it well
> but just could not get looks at it. I had tried the day before too and
> heard it numerous times, sometimes very close by but just could not get
> looks at this bird. It was a great experience birding with Anne as she can
> just walk down the path and call out all the birds one both sides, it was a
> first for me experience that. Her hearing is just incredible along with the
> knowledge of bird calls. It amazed me! From there I photographed a Great
> Crested Flycatcher bringing food to the nest hole. For the most part it
> captured dragonfly species and Mayflies. Once it captured a Admiral
> Butterfly and perched on a nearby tree limb as it is typical of what it
> does before it enters the nest hole. The butterfly struggled to get away,
> still alive, for fear it would lose the butterfly the flycatcher just ate
> butterfly. Some caterpillars were also brought in. The birds tail when
> feeding the young stuck out of the nest hole just a little bit so the young
> must pretty far down in the nest hole yet. It was a nice day with lots of
> sun and pleasant temperatures.
> 
> Some images of the Great Crested Flycatchers bringing food to the nest hole
> at this link if you care to view them:
> 
> 
http://www.windowtowildlife.com/great-crested-flycatcher-walworth-county-wisconsin-june-21-2016/ 

> 
> Thanks and good birding,
> 
> Jim Edlhuber
> Town of Genesee Waukesha Co.
> 
> 
> 
> ------------------------------
> 
> From: William Mueller 
> Date: Wed, 22 Jun 2016 10:35:00 -0500
> Subject: [wisb] atlas workshop and field day July 13, Two Rivers
> 
> Please join us for an atlasing field day, workshop, and atlas eBird data
> entry session at Woodland Dunes Nature Center and Preserve, on July 13th.
> Schedule:
> Meet at the nature center at 7:00 am for a one-hour overview of the atlas
> and its overall plan.
> 
> At 8:00 am we will break up into groups to go out and do some atlasing in
> nearby blocks that need additional data.
> 
> At 11:30 am we will return to the center (bring a bag lunch), to discuss
> what we've found, during lunch.
> 
> At 12:15pm, we will do a data entry session.
> 
> This workshop is for anyone, beginner through experienced birder, who would
> like to help with the atlas. We will have our Manitowoc County Coordinator,
> Joel Trick, possibly other county coordinators from adjacent counties, Mike
> Reese (Director of Volunteers for the Atlas), and Bill Mueller (Director of
> the W. Great Lakes Bird Observatory) to lead the workshop and help with
> finding birds and guiding participants through the field work and data
> entry steps. Please contact  the Nature Center if you plan to attend, so we
> can prepare for the number of attendees. (920) 793-4007
> 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
> Belgium, WI
> 
> 
> 
> ------------------------------
> 
> Date: Wed, 22 Jun 2016 16:22:25 -0400
> From:  
> Subject: [wisb] North Point Sheboygan - Daryl T
> 
> Just read Daryl's post for North Point on the 21st.
> 
> He saw about what I saw on the 20th, one day before except
> for the Pelicans.  I had the same number of Bonapart's Gulls, 3 Little Gulls,
> both Lesser and Great Black-backed. A total of 6 different Gull Species. No 
> Royal Tern but 4 Caspian Terns. 
> 
> There were approximately 800 White Pelicans. Cars were stacked up all over, 
even on the grass, 

> with people trying to see this.
> The Pelicans were everywhere on the rocks from the viewing area. Most people 
were snapping photos 

> with their cells phone. I had my big lens and binoculars with me. The same 
thing happened 

> to me from all the people crowded around me. Asking me where they came from 
???, using my binoculars 

> to pick out the Terns, different Gulls and of course the Pelicans. Very 
enjoyable. 

> A few people asked what they were, many persons informed them. 
> All the people I talked to stated they had never seen them here before. These 
were local 

> residents.  
> 
> A couple of times the same loud cycle would rev as it went by, sending all 
the Pelicans and others into the air. 

> A real jerk. Got super photos of the large flock in the air. Back channel me 
if you would like 

> to see this and I will attach a few photos.  
> 
> I also pointed out baby Mallards swimming around real close to the edgewater. 

> 
> Good birding
> Dennis Kuecherer
> Mequon, WI 
> 
>   
> 
> ------------------------------
> 
> From: Kelly Rueckheim 
> Subject: [wisb] Forest County Birding Today
> Date: Wed, 22 Jun 2016 17:57:34 -0500
> 
> I drove Sheltered Valley road this morning looking for a lifer yellow bellied 
flycatcher. At the bog area (I like to call it the golden mile) I found one 
gray jay and three boreal chickadees. At the pine river bridge and just east I 
had an olive sided and alder flycatcher. I also had a black throated blue 
warbler and a winter wren on opposite sides of the road just to the east. Seem 
to always find them together. Also have a heck of a time ever seeing them. Also 
had least flycatchers and a phoebe pair at the bridge. Other birds included 
several white throated sparrows, scarlet tanager and four other warbler 
species. Alas no yellow bellied flycatcher. 

> Kelly Rueckheim - Hillsboro, Vernon County.
> > Date: Wed, 22 Jun 2016 01:06:07 -0400
> > From: ecartis AT freelists.org
> > To: ecartis AT freelists.org
> > Subject: wisbirdn Digest V9 #173
> > 
> > wisbirdn Digest	Tue, 21 Jun 2016	Volume: 09  Issue: 173
> > 
> > In This Issue:
> > 		[wisb] Grackles "catching" alewife - Algoma
> > 		[wisb] Re: Grackles "catching" alewife - Algoma
> > 		[wisb] Manitowoc, Sheboygan, Horicon Marsh
> > 		[wisb] Atlas Tricky codes Part 2: Species not to code
> > 
> > ----------------------------------------------------------------------
> > 
> > Date: Tue, 21 Jun 2016 07:30:08 -0500
> > Subject: [wisb] Grackles "catching" alewife - Algoma
> > From: Ted Treska 
> > 
> > Saw this interesting feat performed by more than one bird in Algoma
> > Sunday.  With a strong 15 mph southerly breeze producing 1-2' waves, the
> > birds would hover a foot above the water and make attempts to pick off dead
> > and dying alewife about 3-4" long.  Saw a number of instances of this, with
> > the bird flying back into the trees, most likely to a nest I am guessing.
> > Something I never expected to see from a bird like that, so I figured I
> > would pass it along.
> > Ted Treska
> > Kewaunee County
> > 
> > 
> > 
> > ------------------------------
> > 
> > Date: Tue, 21 Jun 2016 08:52:41 -0500
> > Subject: [wisb] Re: Grackles "catching" alewife - Algoma
> > From: Jennifer Ambrose 
> > 
> > I observed the same thing in Sheboygan a few weeks ago! I mentioned it and
> > have a photo at the end of my latest blog post. Www.birdspazz.com.
> > Jennifer A
> > Milwaukee
> > On Jun 21, 2016 7:30 AM, "Ted Treska"  wrote:
> > 
> > > Saw this interesting feat performed by more than one bird in Algoma
> > > Sunday.  With a strong 15 mph southerly breeze producing 1-2' waves, the
> > > birds would hover a foot above the water and make attempts to pick off 
dead 

> > > and dying alewife about 3-4" long. Saw a number of instances of this, 
with 

> > > the bird flying back into the trees, most likely to a nest I am guessing.
> > > Something I never expected to see from a bird like that, so I figured I
> > > would pass it along.
> > > Ted Treska
> > > Kewaunee County
> > >
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> > 
> > ------------------------------
> > 
> > From: Daryl Tessen 
> > Subject: [wisb] Manitowoc, Sheboygan, Horicon Marsh
> > Date: Tue, 21 Jun 2016 16:29:11 -0500
> > 
> > I spent part of the day checking out the above three spots. Starting at 
Manitowoc impoundment there were 8 Franklin's Gulls (last Thur there were 9), 9 
Caspian Terns, 3 common Terns and the standard gulls. 

> > Sheboygan was excellent, that is North Pt. The beach area had mainly 
standard gulls until North Pt. Here there were 7 gull species that included a 
Laughing, 6 Little, 12 Lesser and 2 Great Black-backed, 300 Bonaparte's and the 
standard two gulls. One Common Tern was also present. Two non birders came 
while I was there, wondering what the "sea gulls" were. So I spent an enjoyable 
hour showing them the different gulls in my scope and answering their 
questions. They seemed to really enjoy it. There were only about 20 White 
Pelicans present (while Manitowoc had one fly-over). 

> > 
> > Horicon Marsh continues with the high water in all the ponds. I walked the 
western half of Old Marsh Rd but found only standard birds and not many of 
them. Best was a fly by Least Bittern. No Black-necked Stilts were found. I was 
hoping to find some as several northern birders want to come down and get them 
for their state list. However the only sightings I have heard about have been 
single birds on this road, one last Sat and the other earlier in that week. 

> > 
> > Had an enjoyable talk with Tom Wood as I came off the Old Marsh Rd. He had 
checked the eastern half of the road earlier in the morning. He said his best 
find was a Greater Yellowlegs. 

> > Daryl Tessen
> > Appleton,, WI
> > 
> > 
> > 
> > ------------------------------
> > 
> > From: Tom Prestby 
> > Subject: [wisb] Atlas Tricky codes Part 2: Species not to code
> > Date: Tue, 21 Jun 2016 23:07:45 +0000
> > 
> > Hi Everyone,
> > 
> > If you're participating in the Atlas (and I hope you are!), you know that 
we are in the prime time for breeding birds right now, with confirmations 
almost everywhere you look. However, not all species can easily be assigned 
atlas codes. Some are very tricky because they feed far from where they breed 
and need caution with coding such as herons, pelicans and cormorants, raptors, 
and some rare songbirds. See the new article: "Tricky Codes Part II- Don't Code 
Me!" for details on who these species are and how to approach coding them. 

> > 
> > 
> > http://ebird.org/content/atlaswi/news/tricky-coding-part-ii-dont-code-me/
> > 
> > 
> > 
Happy 
birding and atlasing! 

> > 
> > 
> > Tom Prestby
> > 
> > Green Bay
> > 
> > 
> > 
> > ------------------------------
> > 
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> ------------------------------
> 
> Date: Wed, 22 Jun 2016 23:23:34 +0000
> From: Peter Fissel 
> Subject: [wisb] Sheboygan/Manitowoc today
> 
> Jim Otto and I went over to the big lake to do some gulling today. We took a 
swing through the Auto Loop at Horicon NWR on the way, but didn't see much of 
note. The drawn-down boardwalk impoundment is almost completely covered in 
vegetation and had one Killdeer. Period. 

> 
> At Sheboygan, we went directly to North Point. As others have noted, there 
are a lot of Lesser Black-backed and a few Great Black-backed Gulls, plus at 
least three Little Gulls and a ton of Bonaparte's. We could not find any 
Laughing Gulls, unfortunately. Several folks asked us what we were doing, 
assuming we'd come to see the Pelicans, which were mostly gone. We could see a 
lot of gulls over the marina, so went to scope from the Blue Harbor side of the 
river, but couldn't come up with anything new from there. 

> 
> 
> We headed up to Manitowoc, and after a quick lunch stop, went to the 
impoundment. Found the Pelicans. Also a bunch of Caspian and one or two Common 
Terns, plus at least six Franklin's Gulls, most of which were lurking in the 
tree roots and other vegetation towards the south end. While scoping those, we 
found a few shorebirds, including single Least, Semipalmated and White-rumped 
Sandpipers. 

> 
> 
> Somewhat amazingly, no Charles Sontag or Tom Wood sightings!
> 
> 
> Peter Fissel
> 
> Madison WI
> 
> 
> 
> ------------------------------
> 
> From: CHARLES HAGNER 
> Subject: [wisb] Fwd: eBird Report - Estabrook Park, Jun 18, 2016
> Date: Wed, 22 Jun 2016 22:11:01 -0500
> 
> Sorry for the late report. This is from Saturday (6/18) in Estabrook Park, in 
Milwaukee Co. 

> 
> Chuck Hagner
> Milwaukee Co., WI
> c_hagner AT mac.com
> 
> 
> > Begin forwarded message:
> > 
> > From: ebird-checklist AT cornell.edu
> > Subject: eBird Report - Estabrook Park, Jun 18, 2016
> > Date: June 22, 2016 at 9:37:56 PM CDT
> > To: c_hagner AT mac.com
> > 
> > Estabrook Park, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, US
> > Jun 18, 2016 6:35 AM - 10:10 AM
> > Protocol: Traveling
> > 3.0 mile(s)
> > 39 species (+1 other taxa)
> > 
> > Mallard  12
> > Green Heron  1
> > Cooper's Hawk  1
> > Killdeer 1 Appeared to be sitting on nest in parking lot on west bank of 
river. 

> > gull sp.  11
> > Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon)  7
> > Mourning Dove  7
> > Chimney Swift  9
> > Red-bellied Woodpecker  6
> > Downy Woodpecker  1
> > Northern Flicker  2
> > Eastern Wood-Pewee  4
> > Eastern Phoebe  3
> > Great Crested Flycatcher  1
> > Warbling Vireo  1
> > Red-eyed Vireo  4
> > Blue Jay  5
> > American Crow  4
> > Northern Rough-winged Swallow  1
> > Tree Swallow  2
> > Barn Swallow  6
> > Black-capped Chickadee  18
> > White-breasted Nuthatch  4
> > House Wren  7
> > Blue-gray Gnatcatcher  4
> > American Robin  52
> > Gray Catbird  3
> > European Starling  6
> > Cedar Waxwing  5
> > American Redstart  2
> > Chipping Sparrow  2
> > Song Sparrow  5
> > Northern Cardinal  7
> > Red-winged Blackbird  11
> > Common Grackle  43
> > Brown-headed Cowbird  2
> > Baltimore Oriole  12
> > House Finch  5
> > American Goldfinch  9
> > House Sparrow  20
> > 
> > View this checklist online at 
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S30351399 

> > 
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> 
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Subject: Nestbox Trail - Door CO
From: "K. Hilary Ford" <khilaryf32 AT gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 23 Jun 2016 12:28:35 -0500
After a couple of years not having a trail decided to set one up again
around the prairie in our subdivision.  An EABL pair set up in a box close
to us and I have walked the trail at least twice a week to check the
progress.  Yesterday I wondered why the EABL that had nested with five eggs
in a box close to us seemed to be singing again - today I found the next
eggs pecked with holes - darn it!  I wondered why the male had taken up
singing his love song again!
Drat the Wrens - I had almost taken pity on them as they were absent - or
so it seemed - last year when due to hip surgeries I had given up the
trails.
My question for those knowledgeable - what to do about ants that seem to
have taken over several boxes.  Was it placing washing soda into the bottom
of the box?  Think I am getting too old for all these worries!  Hilary Ford
-Ellison Bay, Door CO

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Subject: Hummingbirds
From: "K Petersen" <loonp AT charter.net>
Date: Thu, 23 Jun 2016 11:28:27 -0500
Last month I inquired about any advice on finding hummingbird nests. I had
never seen one, with the exception of one in Costa Rica on a guided birding
tour. Well lo and behold, lady luck (dumb luck) has smiled on me. Last week
at our cottage in Marquette County, while sitting on the deck, I noticed
just some slight movement in a tree, put the binocs on it, and there was a
nest with a female ruby-throated hummer on it. It is about 40' up in a
silver maple, near the end of a rather slender 15' branch. It sways quite a
bit in the wind. She does frequent trips on and off the nest. The nest
placement is interesting as she seems to access it only from below - I think
it is nearly invisible from above due to an "umbrella" of leaves.
 

We are hoping to see hatchlings and the feeding behavior that follows.

 

We also have an eastern phoebe under our cottage deck working on her second
clutch of eggs in the same nest, having successfully fledged offspring from
the first clutch. Is this re-use of a nest common?

 

Kurt Petersen

Sheboygan County  



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Subject: Fwd: eBird Report - Estabrook Park, Jun 18, 2016
From: CHARLES HAGNER <c_hagner AT mac.com>
Date: Wed, 22 Jun 2016 22:11:01 -0500
Sorry for the late report. This is from Saturday (6/18) in Estabrook Park, in 
Milwaukee Co. 


Chuck Hagner
Milwaukee Co., WI
c_hagner AT mac.com


> Begin forwarded message:
> 
> From: ebird-checklist AT cornell.edu
> Subject: eBird Report - Estabrook Park, Jun 18, 2016
> Date: June 22, 2016 at 9:37:56 PM CDT
> To: c_hagner AT mac.com
> 
> Estabrook Park, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, US
> Jun 18, 2016 6:35 AM - 10:10 AM
> Protocol: Traveling
> 3.0 mile(s)
> 39 species (+1 other taxa)
> 
> Mallard  12
> Green Heron  1
> Cooper's Hawk  1
> Killdeer 1 Appeared to be sitting on nest in parking lot on west bank of 
river. 

> gull sp.  11
> Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon)  7
> Mourning Dove  7
> Chimney Swift  9
> Red-bellied Woodpecker  6
> Downy Woodpecker  1
> Northern Flicker  2
> Eastern Wood-Pewee  4
> Eastern Phoebe  3
> Great Crested Flycatcher  1
> Warbling Vireo  1
> Red-eyed Vireo  4
> Blue Jay  5
> American Crow  4
> Northern Rough-winged Swallow  1
> Tree Swallow  2
> Barn Swallow  6
> Black-capped Chickadee  18
> White-breasted Nuthatch  4
> House Wren  7
> Blue-gray Gnatcatcher  4
> American Robin  52
> Gray Catbird  3
> European Starling  6
> Cedar Waxwing  5
> American Redstart  2
> Chipping Sparrow  2
> Song Sparrow  5
> Northern Cardinal  7
> Red-winged Blackbird  11
> Common Grackle  43
> Brown-headed Cowbird  2
> Baltimore Oriole  12
> House Finch  5
> American Goldfinch  9
> House Sparrow  20
> 
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Subject: Sheboygan/Manitowoc today
From: Peter Fissel <peter.fissel AT wisc.edu>
Date: Wed, 22 Jun 2016 23:23:34 +0000
Jim Otto and I went over to the big lake to do some gulling today. We took a 
swing through the Auto Loop at Horicon NWR on the way, but didn't see much of 
note. The drawn-down boardwalk impoundment is almost completely covered in 
vegetation and had one Killdeer. Period. 


At Sheboygan, we went directly to North Point. As others have noted, there are 
a lot of Lesser Black-backed and a few Great Black-backed Gulls, plus at least 
three Little Gulls and a ton of Bonaparte's. We could not find any Laughing 
Gulls, unfortunately. Several folks asked us what we were doing, assuming we'd 
come to see the Pelicans, which were mostly gone. We could see a lot of gulls 
over the marina, so went to scope from the Blue Harbor side of the river, but 
couldn't come up with anything new from there. 



We headed up to Manitowoc, and after a quick lunch stop, went to the 
impoundment. Found the Pelicans. Also a bunch of Caspian and one or two Common 
Terns, plus at least six Franklin's Gulls, most of which were lurking in the 
tree roots and other vegetation towards the south end. While scoping those, we 
found a few shorebirds, including single Least, Semipalmated and White-rumped 
Sandpipers. 



Somewhat amazingly, no Charles Sontag or Tom Wood sightings!


Peter Fissel

Madison WI


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Subject: Forest County Birding Today
From: Kelly Rueckheim <rueckel27 AT hotmail.com>
Date: Wed, 22 Jun 2016 17:57:34 -0500
I drove Sheltered Valley road this morning looking for a lifer yellow bellied 
flycatcher. At the bog area (I like to call it the golden mile) I found one 
gray jay and three boreal chickadees. At the pine river bridge and just east I 
had an olive sided and alder flycatcher. I also had a black throated blue 
warbler and a winter wren on opposite sides of the road just to the east. Seem 
to always find them together. Also have a heck of a time ever seeing them. Also 
had least flycatchers and a phoebe pair at the bridge. Other birds included 
several white throated sparrows, scarlet tanager and four other warbler 
species. Alas no yellow bellied flycatcher. 

Kelly Rueckheim - Hillsboro, Vernon County.
> Date: Wed, 22 Jun 2016 01:06:07 -0400
> From: ecartis AT freelists.org
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> Subject: wisbirdn Digest V9 #173
> 
> wisbirdn Digest	Tue, 21 Jun 2016	Volume: 09  Issue: 173
> 
> In This Issue:
> 		[wisb] Grackles "catching" alewife - Algoma
> 		[wisb] Re: Grackles "catching" alewife - Algoma
> 		[wisb] Manitowoc, Sheboygan, Horicon Marsh
> 		[wisb] Atlas Tricky codes Part 2: Species not to code
> 
> ----------------------------------------------------------------------
> 
> Date: Tue, 21 Jun 2016 07:30:08 -0500
> Subject: [wisb] Grackles "catching" alewife - Algoma
> From: Ted Treska 
> 
> Saw this interesting feat performed by more than one bird in Algoma
> Sunday.  With a strong 15 mph southerly breeze producing 1-2' waves, the
> birds would hover a foot above the water and make attempts to pick off dead
> and dying alewife about 3-4" long.  Saw a number of instances of this, with
> the bird flying back into the trees, most likely to a nest I am guessing.
> Something I never expected to see from a bird like that, so I figured I
> would pass it along.
> Ted Treska
> Kewaunee County
> 
> 
> 
> ------------------------------
> 
> Date: Tue, 21 Jun 2016 08:52:41 -0500
> Subject: [wisb] Re: Grackles "catching" alewife - Algoma
> From: Jennifer Ambrose 
> 
> I observed the same thing in Sheboygan a few weeks ago! I mentioned it and
> have a photo at the end of my latest blog post. Www.birdspazz.com.
> Jennifer A
> Milwaukee
> On Jun 21, 2016 7:30 AM, "Ted Treska"  wrote:
> 
> > Saw this interesting feat performed by more than one bird in Algoma
> > Sunday.  With a strong 15 mph southerly breeze producing 1-2' waves, the
> > birds would hover a foot above the water and make attempts to pick off dead
> > and dying alewife about 3-4" long.  Saw a number of instances of this, with
> > the bird flying back into the trees, most likely to a nest I am guessing.
> > Something I never expected to see from a bird like that, so I figured I
> > would pass it along.
> > Ted Treska
> > Kewaunee County
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> From: Daryl Tessen 
> Subject: [wisb] Manitowoc, Sheboygan, Horicon Marsh
> Date: Tue, 21 Jun 2016 16:29:11 -0500
> 
> I spent part of the day checking out the above three spots. Starting at 
Manitowoc impoundment there were 8 Franklin's Gulls (last Thur there were 9), 9 
Caspian Terns, 3 common Terns and the standard gulls. 

> Sheboygan was excellent, that is North Pt. The beach area had mainly standard 
gulls until North Pt. Here there were 7 gull species that included a Laughing, 
6 Little, 12 Lesser and 2 Great Black-backed, 300 Bonaparte's and the standard 
two gulls. One Common Tern was also present. Two non birders came while I was 
there, wondering what the "sea gulls" were. So I spent an enjoyable hour 
showing them the different gulls in my scope and answering their questions. 
They seemed to really enjoy it. There were only about 20 White Pelicans present 
(while Manitowoc had one fly-over). 

> 
> Horicon Marsh continues with the high water in all the ponds. I walked the 
western half of Old Marsh Rd but found only standard birds and not many of 
them. Best was a fly by Least Bittern. No Black-necked Stilts were found. I was 
hoping to find some as several northern birders want to come down and get them 
for their state list. However the only sightings I have heard about have been 
single birds on this road, one last Sat and the other earlier in that week. 

> 
> Had an enjoyable talk with Tom Wood as I came off the Old Marsh Rd. He had 
checked the eastern half of the road earlier in the morning. He said his best 
find was a Greater Yellowlegs. 

> Daryl Tessen
> Appleton,, WI
> 
> 
> 
> ------------------------------
> 
> From: Tom Prestby 
> Subject: [wisb] Atlas Tricky codes Part 2: Species not to code
> Date: Tue, 21 Jun 2016 23:07:45 +0000
> 
> Hi Everyone,
> 
> If you're participating in the Atlas (and I hope you are!), you know that we 
are in the prime time for breeding birds right now, with confirmations almost 
everywhere you look. However, not all species can easily be assigned atlas 
codes. Some are very tricky because they feed far from where they breed and 
need caution with coding such as herons, pelicans and cormorants, raptors, and 
some rare songbirds. See the new article: "Tricky Codes Part II- Don't Code 
Me!" for details on who these species are and how to approach coding them. 

> 
> 
> http://ebird.org/content/atlaswi/news/tricky-coding-part-ii-dont-code-me/
> 
> 
> 
Happy 
birding and atlasing! 

> 
> 
> Tom Prestby
> 
> Green Bay
> 
> 
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Subject: North Point Sheboygan - Daryl T
From: <drrkuech55 AT wi.rr.com>
Date: Wed, 22 Jun 2016 16:22:25 -0400
Just read Daryl's post for North Point on the 21st.

He saw about what I saw on the 20th, one day before except
for the Pelicans.  I had the same number of Bonapart's Gulls, 3 Little Gulls,
both Lesser and Great Black-backed. A total of 6 different Gull Species. No 
Royal Tern but 4 Caspian Terns. 

There were approximately 800 White Pelicans. Cars were stacked up all over, 
even on the grass, 

with people trying to see this.
The Pelicans were everywhere on the rocks from the viewing area. Most people 
were snapping photos 

with their cells phone. I had my big lens and binoculars with me. The same 
thing happened 

to me from all the people crowded around me. Asking me where they came from 
???, using my binoculars 

to pick out the Terns, different Gulls and of course the Pelicans. Very 
enjoyable. 

A few people asked what they were, many persons informed them. 
All the people I talked to stated they had never seen them here before. These 
were local 

residents.  

A couple of times the same loud cycle would rev as it went by, sending all the 
Pelicans and others into the air. 

A real jerk. Got super photos of the large flock in the air. Back channel me if 
you would like 

to see this and I will attach a few photos.  

I also pointed out baby Mallards swimming around real close to the edgewater. 

Good birding
Dennis Kuecherer
Mequon, WI 

  
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Subject: atlas workshop and field day July 13, Two Rivers
From: William Mueller <wpmueller1947 AT gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 22 Jun 2016 10:35:00 -0500
Please join us for an atlasing field day, workshop, and atlas eBird data
entry session at Woodland Dunes Nature Center and Preserve, on July 13th.
Schedule:
Meet at the nature center at 7:00 am for a one-hour overview of the atlas
and its overall plan.

At 8:00 am we will break up into groups to go out and do some atlasing in
nearby blocks that need additional data.

At 11:30 am we will return to the center (bring a bag lunch), to discuss
what we've found, during lunch.

At 12:15pm, we will do a data entry session.

This workshop is for anyone, beginner through experienced birder, who would
like to help with the atlas. We will have our Manitowoc County Coordinator,
Joel Trick, possibly other county coordinators from adjacent counties, Mike
Reese (Director of Volunteers for the Atlas), and Bill Mueller (Director of
the W. Great Lakes Bird Observatory) to lead the workshop and help with
finding birds and guiding participants through the field work and data
entry steps. Please contact  the Nature Center if you plan to attend, so we
can prepare for the number of attendees. (920) 793-4007
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
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Subject: Great Crested Flycatcher bringing food to the nest hole in Walworth Co. 6/21/16, some images...
From: Jim Edlhuber <jimedlhuber AT gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 22 Jun 2016 08:00:39 -0500
Hi all,
My day started out meeting up with Anne Moretti and birding at the Beulah
Bog in Walworth County. We tried for the White-eyed Vireo and heard it well
but just could not get looks at it. I had tried the day before too and
heard it numerous times, sometimes very close by but just could not get
looks at this bird. It was a great experience birding with Anne as she can
just walk down the path and call out all the birds one both sides, it was a
first for me experience that. Her hearing is just incredible along with the
knowledge of bird calls. It amazed me! From there I photographed a Great
Crested Flycatcher bringing food to the nest hole. For the most part it
captured dragonfly species and Mayflies. Once it captured a Admiral
Butterfly and perched on a nearby tree limb as it is typical of what it
does before it enters the nest hole. The butterfly struggled to get away,
still alive, for fear it would lose the butterfly the flycatcher just ate
butterfly. Some caterpillars were also brought in. The birds tail when
feeding the young stuck out of the nest hole just a little bit so the young
must pretty far down in the nest hole yet. It was a nice day with lots of
sun and pleasant temperatures.

Some images of the Great Crested Flycatchers bringing food to the nest hole
at this link if you care to view them:


http://www.windowtowildlife.com/great-crested-flycatcher-walworth-county-wisconsin-june-21-2016/ 


Thanks and good birding,

Jim Edlhuber
Town of Genesee Waukesha Co.


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Subject: Atlas Tricky codes Part 2: Species not to code
From: Tom Prestby <jjprestby AT msn.com>
Date: Tue, 21 Jun 2016 23:07:45 +0000
Hi Everyone,

If you're participating in the Atlas (and I hope you are!), you know that we 
are in the prime time for breeding birds right now, with confirmations almost 
everywhere you look. However, not all species can easily be assigned atlas 
codes. Some are very tricky because they feed far from where they breed and 
need caution with coding such as herons, pelicans and cormorants, raptors, and 
some rare songbirds. See the new article: "Tricky Codes Part II- Don't Code 
Me!" for details on who these species are and how to approach coding them. 



http://ebird.org/content/atlaswi/news/tricky-coding-part-ii-dont-code-me/



Happy 
birding and atlasing! 



Tom Prestby

Green Bay


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Subject: Manitowoc, Sheboygan, Horicon Marsh
From: Daryl Tessen <bhaunts AT gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 21 Jun 2016 16:29:11 -0500
I spent part of the day checking out the above three spots. Starting at 
Manitowoc impoundment there were 8 Franklin's Gulls (last Thur there were 9), 9 
Caspian Terns, 3 common Terns and the standard gulls. 

Sheboygan was excellent, that is North Pt. The beach area had mainly standard 
gulls until North Pt. Here there were 7 gull species that included a Laughing, 
6 Little, 12 Lesser and 2 Great Black-backed, 300 Bonaparte's and the standard 
two gulls. One Common Tern was also present. Two non birders came while I was 
there, wondering what the "sea gulls" were. So I spent an enjoyable hour 
showing them the different gulls in my scope and answering their questions. 
They seemed to really enjoy it. There were only about 20 White Pelicans present 
(while Manitowoc had one fly-over). 


Horicon Marsh continues with the high water in all the ponds. I walked the 
western half of Old Marsh Rd but found only standard birds and not many of 
them. Best was a fly by Least Bittern. No Black-necked Stilts were found. I was 
hoping to find some as several northern birders want to come down and get them 
for their state list. However the only sightings I have heard about have been 
single birds on this road, one last Sat and the other earlier in that week. 


Had an enjoyable talk with Tom Wood as I came off the Old Marsh Rd. He had 
checked the eastern half of the road earlier in the morning. He said his best 
find was a Greater Yellowlegs. 

Daryl Tessen
Appleton,, WI


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Subject: Re: Grackles "catching" alewife - Algoma
From: Jennifer Ambrose <jenthreat AT gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 21 Jun 2016 08:52:41 -0500
I observed the same thing in Sheboygan a few weeks ago! I mentioned it and
have a photo at the end of my latest blog post. Www.birdspazz.com.
Jennifer A
Milwaukee
On Jun 21, 2016 7:30 AM, "Ted Treska"  wrote:

> Saw this interesting feat performed by more than one bird in Algoma
> Sunday.  With a strong 15 mph southerly breeze producing 1-2' waves, the
> birds would hover a foot above the water and make attempts to pick off dead
> and dying alewife about 3-4" long.  Saw a number of instances of this, with
> the bird flying back into the trees, most likely to a nest I am guessing.
> Something I never expected to see from a bird like that, so I figured I
> would pass it along.
> Ted Treska
> Kewaunee County
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Subject: Grackles "catching" alewife - Algoma
From: Ted Treska <ttreska AT gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 21 Jun 2016 07:30:08 -0500
Saw this interesting feat performed by more than one bird in Algoma
Sunday.  With a strong 15 mph southerly breeze producing 1-2' waves, the
birds would hover a foot above the water and make attempts to pick off dead
and dying alewife about 3-4" long.  Saw a number of instances of this, with
the bird flying back into the trees, most likely to a nest I am guessing.
Something I never expected to see from a bird like that, so I figured I
would pass it along.
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Kewaunee County


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Subject: Laughing Gulls (in the nick of time!), Little Gulls in Sheboygan
From: "Tom Wood" <tcwood729 AT wi.rr.com>
Date: Mon, 20 Jun 2016 15:42:43 -0500
I couldn't get to Sheboygan until about 11:20 this morning, but quickly
spotted one of the Laughing Gulls on the third jetty south of North Point
Park. A mom with a troop of kids was setting up right next to the jetty, so
I knew how this was going to end. I got to study the Laughing Gull for about
3 minutes, then of course the kids chased the gulls off the jetty. The
Laughing Gull flew far out onto the water and joined another flock of gulls
that contained 2 more Laughing Gulls! I watched them for a few minutes, then
diverted my eyes to my notebook where I scribbled a few notes. When I looked
back at the flock all 3 Laughing Gulls had disappeared. If I had arrived 10
minutes later I would have missed the whole show! Thanks, Jim, for the post!
I then moved on to North Point where I hoped I could refind the Laughing
Gulls on the rocks. This didn't happen, but I was happy to see that 400 or
more Bonaparte's Gulls had returned. Also present were the American White
Pelicans (about 50 on the rocks, more elsewhere), Lesser Black-backed Gulls,
a Forster's Tern, and 3 Caspian Terns. I suspected Little Gulls might be
back, and after an intensive search I found two of the three first summer
birds that were there a while back.
Since I know there are still a number of folks for whom Little Gull would be
a life bird, I offer the following suggestions:
The first summer birds are quite similar in appearance to the hundreds of
Bonaparte's Gulls. Earlier in spring, they could easily be picked out by the
wide, bold carpal bar that was visible both in flight and on a resting bird.
Now, the carpal bars are diminished in size and the scapulars are possibly
larger, so it is much more difficult to spot these birds. Fortunately, the
Little Gulls seem to hang out closer to shore on North Point than do the
other gulls. They are about 2/3 the size of the Bonaparte's Gulls, but due
to optical and visual effects, I don't rely on size alone to identify them.
One thing I noticed today is that the Little Gulls have much more white on
the folded and otherwise black primaries than do most of the Bonaparte's
Gulls. Not foolproof, since a few of the Bonaparte's Gulls also have a lot
of white there, but I was consistently able to pick out the Little Gulls for
further study based on this characteristic. Another thing to look at closely
is the head. The Little Gulls have a dark orbital ring versus the white
orbital ring on the Bonaparte's Gulls, so this gives them a "big-eyed"
appearance. The first summer birds have mottled black and white hoods, but
even when the black mottling is sparse, you will notice that it extends much
further down the back of the neck than it does on the Bonaparte's Gulls. If
you have a scope, comparing bill sizes will show you a very noticeable
difference.
When the birds lift off the point due to a predator (or practicing for a
predator visit?) as they frequently do, try to follow the Little Gulls in
flight. Despite the diminished carpal bar, the bold "M" pattern on the
upperwing is still quite visible, much more so than the pattern on the
Bonaparte's Gulls.
Thomas Wood, Menomonee Falls, Waukesha County

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Subject: Re: Laughing Gull Sheboygan Jetties
From: Richter Museum <richter AT uwgb.edu>
Date: Mon, 20 Jun 2016 18:24:30 +0000
Sorry, young from down here or U.P. Michigan would not be even be feathered out 
yet with flight feathers. :) 


Tom Erdman

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Subject: [wisb] Re: Laughing Gull Sheboygan Jetties

Very impressive, Tom. You mentioned that there were a couple of juvenile Little 
Gulls present. Were they fresh juvies that were born this year? If so, do you 
have any suspicions about where the nest was? 


Tom Schultz
Green Lake Co.


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Subject: [wisb] Re: Laughing Gull Sheboygan Jetties

Thank you for the report Jim. I was driving through the area so I stopped 
mid-morning. The 2 Laughing Gulls were moving about the jetties, calling and 
giving nice looks. Especially impressive were at least 14 Lesser Black-backed 
Gulls, by far the most I've seen at a time. One adult, the rest were immatures 
of various stages. Most were on the southern-most jetty and at the point. 
Several young Great Black-backed Gulls as well. There were also 2 juvenile 
Little Gulls with the Bonis at the gazebo. A rather fun stop! 


Tom Prestby
Green Bay

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> On Jun 20, 2016, at 7:45 AM, Jim and Julie Hess  wrote:
>
> Greetings all,
> There were two beautiful Laughing Gulls on the broken jetty closest to 
> the parking area at North Point. I saw them about twenty minutes ago.
> Great Birding,
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Subject: Re: Laughing Gull Sheboygan Jetties
From: Tom Prestby <jjprestby AT msn.com>
Date: Mon, 20 Jun 2016 16:17:15 +0000
Sorry, wrong term. Typical second-summer birds with a fading carpal bar. Good 
catch. 


Tom Prestby
Green Bay

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> On Jun 20, 2016, at 11:11 AM, Tom Schultz  wrote:
> 
> Very impressive, Tom.  You mentioned that there were a couple of juvenile 
> Little Gulls present.  Were they fresh juvies that were born this year?  If 
> so, do you have any suspicions about where the nest was?
> 
> Tom Schultz
> Green Lake Co.
> 
> 
> -----Original Message----- 
> From: Tom Prestby
> Sent: Monday, June 20, 2016 10:38 AM
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> Subject: [wisb] Re: Laughing Gull Sheboygan Jetties
> 
> Thank you for the report Jim. I was driving through the area so I stopped 
> mid-morning. The 2 Laughing Gulls were moving about the jetties, calling and 
> giving nice looks. Especially impressive were at least 14 Lesser 
> Black-backed Gulls, by far the most I've seen at a time. One adult, the rest 
> were immatures of various stages. Most were on the southern-most jetty and 
> at the point. Several young Great Black-backed Gulls as well. There were 
> also 2 juvenile Little Gulls with the Bonis at the gazebo. A rather fun 
> stop!
> 
> Tom Prestby
> Green Bay
> 
> Sent from my iPhone
> 
>> On Jun 20, 2016, at 7:45 AM, Jim and Julie Hess  wrote:
>> 
>> Greetings all,
>> There were two beautiful Laughing Gulls on the broken jetty closest to the 
>> parking area at North Point. I saw them about twenty minutes ago.
>> Great Birding,
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Subject: Re: Laughing Gull Sheboygan Jetties
From: "Tom Schultz" <trschultz AT centurytel.net>
Date: Mon, 20 Jun 2016 10:54:15 -0500
Very impressive, Tom.  You mentioned that there were a couple of juvenile 
Little Gulls present.  Were they fresh juvies that were born this year?  If 
so, do you have any suspicions about where the nest was?

Tom Schultz
Green Lake Co.


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Subject: [wisb] Re: Laughing Gull Sheboygan Jetties

Thank you for the report Jim. I was driving through the area so I stopped 
mid-morning. The 2 Laughing Gulls were moving about the jetties, calling and 
giving nice looks. Especially impressive were at least 14 Lesser 
Black-backed Gulls, by far the most I've seen at a time. One adult, the rest 
were immatures of various stages. Most were on the southern-most jetty and 
at the point. Several young Great Black-backed Gulls as well. There were 
also 2 juvenile Little Gulls with the Bonis at the gazebo. A rather fun 
stop!

Tom Prestby
Green Bay

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> On Jun 20, 2016, at 7:45 AM, Jim and Julie Hess  wrote:
>
> Greetings all,
> There were two beautiful Laughing Gulls on the broken jetty closest to the 
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> Great Birding,
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Subject: Re: Laughing Gull Sheboygan Jetties
From: Tom Prestby <jjprestby AT msn.com>
Date: Mon, 20 Jun 2016 15:38:07 +0000
Thank you for the report Jim. I was driving through the area so I stopped 
mid-morning. The 2 Laughing Gulls were moving about the jetties, calling and 
giving nice looks. Especially impressive were at least 14 Lesser Black-backed 
Gulls, by far the most I've seen at a time. One adult, the rest were immatures 
of various stages. Most were on the southern-most jetty and at the point. 
Several young Great Black-backed Gulls as well. There were also 2 juvenile 
Little Gulls with the Bonis at the gazebo. A rather fun stop! 


Tom Prestby
Green Bay

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> 
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Subject: Dickcissels - Milwaukee County
From: "Rita Marie Wiskowski" <dmarc-noreply AT freelists.org> (Redacted sender "dona_rita" for DMARC)
Date: Mon, 20 Jun 2016 14:52:53 +0000 (UTC)
I've been having a harder time finding Dickcissels in Milwaukee County the last 
few years, so was glad when Jennifer A gave me a heads up that she saw some at 
Crystal Ridge. I went a couple of days later, and sure enough... I saw at least 
5 (male and female), so I thought I'd pass along the information. Also present 
were Savannah and song sparrows. Saw a few killdeer too, including one chick. I 
went at 3:30 pm yesterday, and even in the hot afternoon it was easy enough to 
find the dickcissels, as many were singing.   

Crystal Ridge is the ski hill in Franklin, and also where The Rock Sports 
Complex is. It's on 76th and Rawson, and also Loomis Road intersects too.   


Male: https://flic.kr/p/JgSZj9     
Female: https://flic.kr/p/HUjarE  

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Subject: Laughing Gull Sheboygan Jetties
From: Jim and Julie Hess <jrhbird AT gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 20 Jun 2016 07:44:54 -0500
Greetings all,
There were two beautiful Laughing Gulls on the broken jetty closest to the 
parking area at North Point. I saw them about twenty minutes ago. 

Great Birding,
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Subject: The hazards of banding birds
From: Peter Fissel <peter.fissel AT wisc.edu>
Date: Mon, 20 Jun 2016 01:38:16 +0000
Be sure not to get stuck in a tree while banding hawks! At least there was a 
happy ending: 





http://www.wisn.com/news/firefighters-rescue-biologist-baby-hawk-from-tree/40129052?source=WISN 




 




 


Peter Fissel

Staying out of trees in

Madison WI



 




 




 




 



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Subject: Dickcissels Brown and Door Counties.
From: Robert Mead <carolbob7 AT gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 19 Jun 2016 17:11:42 -0500
Hello:
I found two adult male Dickcissels on Overland Road in Brown County and a
singing male on Wildwood Road in Door County on Saturday.
Bob Mead
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Subject: new State of North America's Birds report
From: William Mueller <wpmueller1947 AT gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 19 Jun 2016 10:36:08 -0500
You can access either a summary or the full report, which includes
important conservation information.

http://futureofbirds.blogspot.com/2016/06/the-state-of-north-americas-birds-new.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: Birdathon rankings update
From: "Packett, Diane L - NRF" <Diane.Packett AT wisconsin.gov>
Date: Sun, 19 Jun 2016 14:18:04 +0000
Sorry everyone, I have to update the Birdathon rankings. The captain of Cuckoos 
for Conservation, clearly not recognizing the enormity of this feat, casually 
mentioned yesterday that they saw 162 species, which puts them in second place 
among the non-Signature teams. This is why you need to send me those reports, 
people! :-) Congratulations, Cuckoos! 


Muirland Merlins, 180 species
Cuckoos for Conservation, 162 species
Obi Gray and the Chewbacalas, 161 species
Wausau Bird Nerds, 143 species
Walks in the Parks, 140 species


If I've inadvertently overlooked someone else, please let me know.


Diane Packett

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Subject: Iowa County Prairie Restoration this morning
From: Peter Fissel <peter.fissel AT wisc.edu>
Date: Sat, 18 Jun 2016 23:31:12 +0000
I led a bird/butterfly walk at the very interesting Iowa County Recreation and 
Prairie Restoration area west of Dodgeville this morning. While the weather was 
good and we had a nice variety of birds, hardly anyone showed up, 
unfortunately. The few of us there enjoyed all the Dickcissels, Bobolinks 
(including two that I think might have been fully-fledged young, unless two 
females would be sitting next to each other in a bush,) Clay-colored, 
Henslow's, and a single Grasshopper Sparrow, a Willow Flycatcher or two, and a 
heard-only Upland Sandpiper (we had a couple doing display flights over that 
parcel last Sunday.) 


Butterfly variety wasn't great until near the end of the walk just before 
10:00, when we finally had Black and E. Tiger Swallowtails, but there were more 
"Summer" Azures than you could shake a stick at, including several mating 
pairs. 



All in all, a fun walk. The managers would really like to increase awareness 
and usage of this large area, which is on County CH about four miles west of 
Dodgeville. You can take CH west from Hwy 23 in downtown Dodgeville, or else 
take Hwy 18 west and go south on either Q or CH (which swings north on the west 
edge of the parcel - Q forms the eastern boundary, and CH the southern.) There 
are mowed paths around the periphery, and also mowed fire breaks in the middle 
and on either side of the creek that goes through it (with a bridge over the 
creek about halfway to the north edge.) You can park by the big red barn on the 
north side of CH with the informational sign. There is another parcel farther 
west on the south side, past the rehab center, which has a pond, pavilion, and 
a porta potty, although that was vandalized and was missing its door last week. 
The latter parcel is county land, but not under the same management, so doesn't 
have the same varied vegetation. 



I believe there will be a "prairie-focused" walk there on July 23, led by Rich 
Henderson. Should be many more butterflies out by then, and doubtless fledged 
young birds flitting about. 



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Madison, WI


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Subject: Birds-Florence Co
From: Kay Kavanagh <kkav2299 AT gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 18 Jun 2016 14:24:42 -0500
I began this lovely weather Saturday morning with a walk around our place,
then a 12 mile bike ride where I heard or observed 70 species.  The bird
chorus began just before dawn with 2 dueling Eastern Whippoorwill and a
Barred Owl.  Then I enjoyed the eerie sounds of several Veery and a Wood
Thrush. I heard the sweet tinkling of a Winter Wren, 9 different warbler
species plus our resident Evening Grosbeak all singing on territory.  I had
heard over 30 species before I even tallied an American Robin.  What a
privilege to be able to walk out my door to this symphony of bird song..
Kay Kavanagh
Aurora Florence Co


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Subject: Pelicans arrive in Sheboygan! : )
From: "Dave&Margaret Brasser" <2shebbirders AT gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 18 Jun 2016 13:40:54 -0500
A flock of over 200 American White Pelicans arrived at Sheboygan's North
Point this past week.  And thanks to front-page coverage in The Sheboygan
Press 
(
http://www.sheboyganpress.com/picture-gallery/news/local/2016/06/15/flock-of
-pelicans-arrive-near-north-point-in-sheboygan/85951912/ ) a huge flock of
people young and old have arrived to observe and photograph them.  It's
great to see so many people taking an interest in birds and bringing their
children to see them, too!  : )
-- Margaret Brasser
Sheboygan
Sheboygan County


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Subject: Re: Best Pelagic Tours
From: Chris West <little_blue_birdie AT msn.com>
Date: Sat, 18 Jun 2016 11:42:31 -0500
For anyone else who may be interested, below is my response to Jeremy. 

From: little_blue_birdie AT msn.com
To: dukee328 AT hotmail.com
Subject: RE: [wisb] Best Pelagic Tours
Date: Sat, 18 Jun 2016 10:24:45 -0500




Hi Jeremy, 

There are a number of places you can go, but here are the best on either coast: 

EAST: Bar Harbor Whale Watch trips to Petit Manan Island Bold Coast Charter 
Company out of Cutlet, MaineSea Watch Tours out of Grand Manan(The above three 
are out of Maine or Grand Manan and specialize in Puffins, but many other 
seabirds are also seen) 

Brian Patteson's Seabirding Pelagic Trips out of Hatteras
Paul Guris's See Life Paulagics, out of many locations along the eastern 
seaboard. 


There are also a few trips out of Georgia and Florida that are through local 
Audubon societies that are worth doing. 


Something to keep in mind about East coast pelagic trips is that they are 
highly dependent upon the weather, which is often quite poor. Many east coast 
pelagics are cancelled last minute. In contrast, many West coast pelagics don't 
have that issue. 


WEST: Westport Seabirds Pelagics Shearwater Journeys
San Diego Audubon society charters multi-day pelagics out of San Diego, that 
are worth doing (Red-tailed Tropicbird!) 



Also, in Sept this year, I am running a cruise ship pelagic tour from Vancouver 
to Los Angeles. I have yet to determine a price for this tour, but the 
itinerary is linked below, if you're interested: 
http://www.naturescapetours.com/toursbyregion/fall-pelagic-cruise/ 

This is an excellent option for any who suffer from seasickness on regular 
pelagics. 




--Chris

Happy Birding! --Chris W, Richland CountyZeiss Birding Pro-Staff
Co-owner/Tour LeaderNatureScape 
Tourshttp://Naturescapetours.comhttps://www.facebook.com/NatureScape-Tours-738535652930908/ 


"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." 


(From William Beebe's "The Bird: Its Form and Function," 1906)

> Subject: [wisb] Best Pelagic Tours
> From: dukee328 AT hotmail.com
> Date: Sat, 18 Jun 2016 10:10:13 -0500
> To: wisbirdn AT freelists.org
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> Hi all-
> 
> My brother and I are looking to get some pelagics knocked off the life life 
lists. So if you could back channel, or me with some ideas that would be great. 
Either side of the states would be fine. 

> 
> Thanks a bunch!
> 
> Jeremy Watrud
> Madison Wisconsin 
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Subject: Re: Best Pelagic Tours
From: Western Great Lakes Hummingbird Project <wi.hummingbirds AT gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 18 Jun 2016 11:35:31 -0500
Westport Seabirds off the Olympic Peninsula is my favorite! I've done that trip 
4 times. Great birds, good diversity, but it's not a fancy boat like 
Patteson's. For first timers Patteson's is a good test to see how you fare on 
long pelagics. His boat is quite comfortable should you suffer seasickness. 


Cynthia Bridge
Jefferson Co

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> On Jun 18, 2016, at 10:42 AM, Mark Korducki  wrote:
> 
> My favorites are Debi Shearwater's trips out of Monterey CA. Great birds and 
well organized. On the east coast Brian Patteson's trips out of Hatteras, NC 
are great. The west coast will give you more birds with a bigger variety. 

> 
> Mark Korducki, New Berlin
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>> On Jun 18, 2016, at 10:10 AM, Jeremy watrud  wrote:
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>> Hi all-
>> 
>> My brother and I are looking to get some pelagics knocked off the life life 
lists. So if you could back channel, or me with some ideas that would be great. 
Either side of the states would be fine. 

>> 
>> Thanks a bunch!
>> 
>> Jeremy Watrud
>> Madison Wisconsin 
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Subject: Re: Best Pelagic Tours
From: Mark Korducki <korducki AT earthlink.net>
Date: Sat, 18 Jun 2016 10:42:31 -0500
My favorites are Debi Shearwater's trips out of Monterey CA. Great birds and 
well organized. On the east coast Brian Patteson's trips out of Hatteras, NC 
are great. The west coast will give you more birds with a bigger variety. 


Mark Korducki, New Berlin
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> My brother and I are looking to get some pelagics knocked off the life life 
lists. So if you could back channel, or me with some ideas that would be great. 
Either side of the states would be fine. 

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> 
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> Madison Wisconsin 
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Subject: Best Pelagic Tours
From: Jeremy watrud <dukee328 AT hotmail.com>
Date: Sat, 18 Jun 2016 10:10:13 -0500
Hi all-

My brother and I are looking to get some pelagics knocked off the life life 
lists. So if you could back channel, or me with some ideas that would be great. 
Either side of the states would be fine. 


Thanks a bunch!

Jeremy Watrud
Madison Wisconsin 

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Subject: Crex Meadows - Burnett County
From: Karen Lund <catbirder813 AT gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 18 Jun 2016 00:44:42 -0500
Today we paid our annual visit to Crex Meadows.  In 6.5 hours we found 77
species.  One highlight was watching a female ruffed grouse just as we were
leaving. She was strutting around, vocalizing and inflating the area around
her throat.  We thought maybe there were young nearby and tried to get past
her.  She eventually crossed the road and perched in a tree.  I've never
seen a female do that display. The one low point of the day was a
photographer who chastised us for having the nerve to leave our car to view
the water fowl through our scopes and photograph them. She claimed we were
ruining it for everyone else. Except there hadn't been another car through
for over an hour at the time of our unfortunate encounter,  and she had
spent at least an hour parked in front of a family of loons photographing
them. Our "selfishness" gave us the opportunity to allow a few birders that
drove through earlier in the day to view life birds through our scopes, the
American bitterns for instance.  They were delighted.  And none of the
birds were close, including the loon family.
Karen Lund
Genoa, Il
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Subject: Great Wisconsin Birdathon results
From: "Packett, Diane L - NRF" <Diane.Packett AT wisconsin.gov>
Date: Fri, 17 Jun 2016 20:55:34 +0000
The Great Wisconsin Birdathon officially ended on Wednesday, June 15. Thanks to 
all the birders, donors, field trip leaders and attendees, we've smashed our 
$70,000 goal. We're currently at $75,193, and the donations are still coming 
in! The website will be live until June 30, and accepting late donations. 

We had over 130 birders and 45 teams, many of which represented organizations. 
They range from backyard birders who put in a few hours to all-day, all-state 
blitzers. They're ALL important, and you can find them all on the website, 
WIBirdathon.org. 


Here are the top performers

Signature Teams (high profile teams that we expect will see lots of birds and 
raise lots of money): 


Secretary Birds, 192 species, $1,777
Cutright's Old Coots, 160 species, $8,765
Lake Superior eBirders, 158 species, $4,740
Lower Chippewa River Titmouseketeers, 135 species, $2,034
Madison Green Team, 127 species, $7,612
Motmotley Crew, 109 species, $2,084
WSO Tessen Team, 180 species, $640

All other teams

Top five fund raisers:
Feel the Berd (Madison Audubon Society), $4,389
Finch Gang (Friends of Glacial Heritage Area), $2,667
Up North Hammerheads (North Lakeland Discovery Center), $2,560
Muirland Merlins (Bird City Montello), $2,178
Foundation Flamingos, $1,945

Top five birding teams:
Muirland Merlins, 180 species;
Obi Gray and the Chewbacalacas, 161 species
Wausau Bird Nerds (Bird City Wausau), 143 species
Walks in the Parks, 140 species
Biblioloons (Madison Audubon Society), 134 species

If you want to change the rankings, go to WIBirdathon.org and make a donation!

Thank you, everyone!

Diane Packett
Birdathon Coordinator

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Subject: Urban Ecology Center Bird Walk, June 16, 2016
From: Dennis Casper <denncasp.wisbirder AT gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 17 Jun 2016 14:35:45 -0500
Urban Ecology Center, Riverside Park
1500 East Park Place, Milwaukee, WI  53211
414-964-8505, www.UrbanEcologyCenter.org
BIRD WALK
Thursdays, 8:00 am—10:00 am year round.
Free and Open to the Public, All Ages Welcome

Thursday, June 16, 2016
65 degrees
Mostly cloudy
23 birders

Total Species:  34

15 Mallard
1 Great Blue Heron
1 Turkey Vulture
1 Cooper’s Hawk
2 Rock Pigeon
2 Mourning Dove
5 Chimney Swift
2 Ruby-throated Hummingbird
1 Downy Woodpecker
2 Eastern Wood-Pewee

1 Warbling Vireo
2 Red-eyed Vireo
5 American Crow
5 Northern Rough-winged Swallow
3 Barn Swallow
12 Black-capped Chickadee
1 White-breasted Nuthatch
2 House Wren
3 Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
15 American Robin

1 Gray Catbird
2 European Starling
9 Cedar Waxwing
1 Common Yellowthroat
2 Song Sparrow
5 Northern Cardinal
2 Indigo Bunting
23 Red-winged Blackbird
7 Common Grackle
7 Brown-headed Cowbird

5 Baltimore Oriole
1 House Finch
6 American Goldfinch
18 House Sparrow

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Subject: Ruby-throated Hummingbirds 30-40 of them at Wyalusing SP 6/16/16, some images...
From: Jim Edlhuber <jimedlhuber AT gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 16 Jun 2016 21:05:59 -0500
Hi all,
With not much going on bird wise, I decided to make a run out to Wyalusing
State Park to see what was going on. Bruce joined me for the day and we had
a great time. Some of the species seen in the park were Cerulean Warbler, a
life bird for me, Yellow-billed Cuckoos, Dickcissels, Scarlet Tanager, Blue
Indigo Buntings, American Bald Eagles, and very many Baltimore Orioles to
name a few. The highlight of the day were the 30-40 Ruby-throated
Hummingbirds at the 4 feeders at once at the visitor center at the park
entrance. I have never seen more than a couple of Ruby-throated
Hummingbirds at once so seeing 30-40 at once was an amazing treat.

Some images from today of some of the Ruby-throated Hummingbirds at this
link if you care to view them:


http://www.windowtowildlife.com/ruby-throated-hummingbirds-wyalusing-state-park-wisconsin-june-16-2016/ 


Thanks and good birding,

Jim Edlhuber
Town of Genesee Waukesha Co.


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Subject: Bluebird
From: "Jerry Schoen" <basketsandbirds AT charter.net>
Date: Thu, 16 Jun 2016 11:40:10 -0500
We have an occupied nest box about 75 feet from our sunroom, a service berry 
shrub is about half way between. The last several days it has been interesting 
to watch the female Blue bird exit the box , grab a berry for lunch. The eggs 
should hatch about June 25. 

Jerry Schoen
Whitewater
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Subject: Richard Bong SRA 6/14/16 - Grasshopper/Henslow's Sparrows
From: Jeremy Meyer <jmeyer4044 AT gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 15 Jun 2016 21:47:04 -0500
Good evening, I went to Bong SRA yesterday afternoon/evening, in hopes of
finding the Grasshopper Sparrows (lifer), I've heard are there. I found 4-6
of them. It's tough to get an exact number with them moving all around. I
did see one particular bird with somewhat of a deformed beak. It looks like
the top part, on one side curves in, and is longer, hanging over the
bottom. They were all the way in the back, by the model plane/rocket area.
I also heard 4 Henslow's Sparrows calling, but never did see them, as
usual. They were just a little ways east of the grasshopper's. There were a
bunch of singing Song and Savannah Sparrows as well. An Eastern Kingbird
was flying over the pond catching bugs. Eastern Meadowlarks could be heard
calling, too. Pictures of the Grasshopper and Savannah Sparrows can be seen
at the link below.
https://www.flickr.com/photos/20birds08/

Have great night,
Jeremy Meyer
Franklin, Milwaukee


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Subject: Changes along Lake Michigan in Sheboygan and Manitowoc Counties
From: "Tom Wood" <tcwood729 AT wi.rr.com>
Date: Wed, 15 Jun 2016 17:54:57 -0500
The bird of the day is the American White Pelican. Over 200 of them were in
the Manitowoc impoundment until the Badger set sail and blew its loud horn.
This provided an opportunity to see these huge, beautiful birds soaring,
which in my opinion is when they are at their best. Over 160 pelicans were
in Sheboygan, most crowded on the rocky point, and this was attracting many
viewers. Birders and non-birders alike commented that they had never seen so
many pelicans there. While I was in Manitowoc, Joel T. speculated that
perhaps cormorant "control" efforts in Green bay disturbed the bird's
breeding and caused them to abandon their colony. Whatever the reason, it is
an impressive sight and many photographers in Sheboygan were recording the
show.
On the down side, many of the unusual gulls have left. I saw only 1
Bonaparte's Gull in Sheboygan where a week ago there were 400-500.
Consequently, the Little Gulls were also gone. Lesser Black-backed Gulls
were still there, but terns were absent.
Manitowoc had 3 Franklin's Gulls and 1 Forster's Tern, but Common Terns and
Little Gulls were absent. Yesterday evening, Chuck S. had ebirded a Laughing
Gull, but Joel told me it has been very sporadic. Caspian Terns were still
present in good numbers (>40), but the very late Surf Scoter appears to have
departed.
Thomas Wood, Menomonee Falls, Waukesha County

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Subject: Eurasian Collared-Doves in Burlington WI. 6/15/16, some images...
From: Jim Edlhuber <jimedlhuber AT gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 15 Jun 2016 17:06:38 -0500
Hi all,
After 6 years of birding, I have finally seen the Eurasian Collared-Dove in
Burlington Wisconsin. I only looked for this species once actually in
Arlington last fall and came up empty. Always thinking I would just come
across one, but did not. It was a life bird and a fun one at that. I heard
of this pair nesting in Burlington and after seeing Becky’s ebird
yesterday, thank you, I thought I would give it a try. Almost immediately
after arriving about 8 am at the location, I saw the pair perched in a high
tree on a dead limb. From there the pair took some short flights in the
area but perched in different locations. They stuck together for the most
part and at times showed signs of “love” I would say. I did see in a tree
at least one Eurasian Collared-Dove sitting on a nest. I would have taken a
picture of this, but a couple feet from someones apartment window I choose
not to. It would have not looked like much as the setting was very low
light and branched. The location of this pair is on the west side of the
Fox River and north of E. State St. at an apartment building.

A link below to some images of the Eurasian Collared-Doves from today if
you care to view them:


http://www.windowtowildlife.com/eurasian-collared-doves-burlington-wisconsin-june-15-2016/ 


Thanks and good birding,

Jim Edlhuber
Town of Genesee Waukesha Co.

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Subject: Bogus links in Wisbirdn emails
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Date: Wed, 15 Jun 2016 13:36:23 +0000
Since it bears repeating, DO NOT click on links in emails that look even 
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Subject: Beware of Spam from Look what I found gavia.immer
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Date: Wed, 15 Jun 2016 08:31:51 -0500
Do not open. Titled Look What I Found.
Suzanne Harp

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