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20 Aug Re: Rufous Hummingbird -YES [Liz Herzmann ]
20 Aug WSO Bookstore Manager [Kim Kreitinger ]
19 Aug Whimbrel photos - Myer's Park, Racine [Jeremy Meyer ]
19 Aug Rufous update [Liz Herzmann ]
19 Aug Black-bellied Plovers Myer's Park Racine Co. 8/19/14 [Jim Edlhuber ]
19 Aug Hustisford- Waters up Birds down ["Rhonda Schrab" ]
19 Aug Whimbrel doc photo and directions to Gateway/Myers [Jennifer Ambrose ]
19 Aug Alert! Racine Whimbrel [Jennifer Ambrose ]
19 Aug Rufous update, etc [Daryl Tessen ]
19 Aug Re: WSO journal now has new Editors ["Barbara Duerksen" ]
19 Aug WSO journal now has new Editors ["Bettie R. Harriman" ]
19 Aug Private land near Pardeeville open for birders [Madison Audubon ]
19 Aug Red Knot found in Hustiford today? [brooke haycraft ]
19 Aug Common Loon - Waukesha County [Mary Cullen ]
19 Aug Rufous Hummingbird -YES [Liz Herzmann ]
18 Aug Rufous Hummingbird-Dodge County [Liz Herzmann ]
18 Aug Sunday's WSO field trip results [Kim Kreitinger ]
18 Aug Hustisford Red Knot apparently gone ["Rhonda Schrab" ]
18 Aug swifts in lake geneva - where? [William Mueller ]
18 Aug Re: roosting swift numbers so far [Mary Zenker ]
18 Aug Nine Springs - Madison [Ida Baumann ]
18 Aug Re: roosting swift numbers so far [Brian Hansen ]
18 Aug Some photos [Ryan Brady ]
18 Aug Re: Red Knot not present Grant Park beach, s. Milwaukee [Jennifer Ambrose ]
18 Aug Mayville Rufous Hummer update [Jeffrey Bahls ]
18 Aug news,updates, events from WGLBBO and Forest Beach Migratory Preserve [William Mueller ]
18 Aug Re: roosting swift numbers so far [Karen Johnson ]
18 Aug Humboldt Park - Milw. Co. [Karen Johnson ]
18 Aug Fwd: Bird and Nature Walk at Warner Park ["Peter A. Fissel" ]
18 Aug Re: Bins, Beet Eaters and a Baltimore Oriole Flock ["Anne Moretti" ]
18 Aug roosting swift numbers so far [William Mueller ]
17 Aug Bins, Beet Eaters and a Baltimore Oriole Flock [Schaufenbuel ]
17 Aug Re: Migrants earlier today, MKE County [Schaufenbuel ]
17 Aug Fwd: Conservation Committee: Fwd: [birder-l] Cell Phone Tower on Brockway Mountain- U.P. MICHIGAN ["" ]
17 Aug Migrants earlier today, MKE County [Jennifer Ambrose ]
17 Aug WSO Field Trip report from today - Horicon ["Tom Schultz" ]
17 Aug WSO Field Trip report -- Horicon ["Tom Schultz" ]
17 Aug Re: Piping Plover -Sheboygan ["K Petersen" ]
17 Aug Re: Red Knot now Grant Park beach, s. Milwaukee [Jeremy Meyer ]
17 Aug Re: more of the White-faced Ibis at Mascoutin Trail ["Tom Schultz" ]
17 Aug Red Knot feeding video Hustisford WI. Dodge Co. 8/15/14. [Jim Edlhuber ]
17 Aug Re: Red Knot now Grant Park beach, s. Milwaukee ["Jym Mooney & Carol Lee Hopkins" ]
17 Aug more of the White-faced Ibis at Mascoutin Trail ["Bettie R. Harriman" ]
17 Aug help requested: count roosting chimney swifts [William Mueller ]
17 Aug Piping Plover -Sheboygan [Aaron Holschbach ]
17 Aug Red Knot now Grant Park beach, s. Milwaukee [Mike Wanger ]
17 Aug Alert : Rufus Hummingbird, Mayville,Dodge co [Jeffrey Bahls ]
17 Aug Corrections [Rick Hill ]
17 Aug Hustisford RED KNOT continues Sunday morning ["Rhonda Schrab" ]
17 Aug want Horicon field trip info (no bird sightings) [Jane Masterson ]
16 Aug Shorebirds at Bradford Beach Milwaukee's Lakefront 8/15/14, some images... [Jim Edlhuber ]
16 Aug Re: Spring Green Blue Grosbeaks [Sunil Gopalan ]
16 Aug Baird's Sandpiper - Bradford Beach Milwaukee [Mike Wanger ]
16 Aug Red Knot - Hustisford, Blue Grosbeak - Spring Green [Brian Doverspike ]
16 Aug Red Knot Hustisford Dodge Co. 8/16/14, some images, NEW today... [Jim Edlhuber ]
16 Aug Re: Mascoutin today: Ibis and 10 shorebird species ["Tom Schultz" ]
16 Aug Birds in Art 2014 [Dan Belter ]
16 Aug Red Knot still in Hustiford 1:00-1:50 [Mike Reese ]
16 Aug Re: wisbirdn Digest V7 #235 [Rick Hill ]
16 Aug Butterflies in Bloom in Sheboygan : ) ["Dave&Margaret Brasser" ]
16 Aug Red Knot -Hustisford [briandoverspike ]
16 Aug Nighthawks! Waukesha Co. [Andrea Szymczak ]
16 Aug Sheboygan Merlins take flight : ) ["Dave&Margaret Brasser" ]
16 Aug Re: RED KNOT Hustisford Saturday morning YES [Jeremy Meyer ]
16 Aug Bluebird mystery- Milwaukee county ["Dan and Mary Pat Panetti" ]
16 Aug RED KNOT Hustisford Saturday morning YES ["Rhonda Schrab" ]
16 Aug Spring Green theater [Alan & Joan Linquist ]
16 Aug Shorebirds Sauk Prairie [James Schwarz ]
15 Aug Spring Green Blue Grosbeaks [Chris West ]
15 Aug Re: Red Knot Hustisford Dodge Co. 8/15/14, some images... ["Rhonda Schrab" ]
15 Aug Red Knot Hustisford Dodge Co. 8/15/14, some images... [Jim Edlhuber ]
15 Aug Re: Mascoutin today: Ibis and 10 shorebird species [Schaufenbuel ]
15 Aug Re: Wind Lake sod farm question [Mike Wanger ]
15 Aug Red Knot at Hustisford in Dodge County ["Tom Wood" ]
15 Aug Re: Wind Lake sod farm question [Jennifer Ambrose ]
15 Aug Wind Lake sod farm question [Daryl Tessen ]

Subject: Re: Rufous Hummingbird -YES
From: Liz Herzmann <liz.herzmann AT gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 20 Aug 2014 09:04:10 -0500
Just got word from Jack Bartholmai that the rufous hummer was at the feeder
at 8am.  He's been inconstant but seems to still be in the neighborhood.
Appreciate all the birders who have helped keep tabs on the bird!
Liz and Matt Herzmann
Mayville, Dodge County
On Aug 19, 2014 7:24 AM, "Liz Herzmann"  wrote:
> Rufous Hummer was seen this morning on the feeder at 7:15am.  Please
> e-mail us if you would like to stop by to view the bird.  Easily seen from
> the street in front of our house.
>
> Liz and Matt Herzmann
> Mayville, WI-Dodge County
> liz.herzmann AT gmail.com
>


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Subject: WSO Bookstore Manager
From: Kim Kreitinger <k.kreitinger AT gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 20 Aug 2014 08:30:01 -0500
The Wisconsin Society for Ornithology is seeking one volunteer to act as
our new bookstore manager. The Bookstore Manager serves as a member of the
WSO Board and is responsible for inventory and sales of all items within
our bookstore. If you are interested in this position, please contact Kim
Kreitinger at president AT wsobirds.org for more information.

Thanks much!
Kim Kreitinger
President, Wisconsin Society for Ornithology
Madison, WI


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Subject: Whimbrel photos - Myer's Park, Racine
From: Jeremy Meyer <jmeyer4044 AT gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 19 Aug 2014 21:55:57 -0500
Good evening, thank you Jennifer for the quick post, it was a life bird for
me.  There were also two BB plovers, that were different than the other
four(3 & 1) that had been there.  I picked out a few of the Whimbrel photos
I took, to share with you.  Have a great night.
https://www.flickr.com/photos/20birds08/

Jeremy Meyer
Franklin, Milwaukee


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Subject: Rufous update
From: Liz Herzmann <liz.herzmann AT gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 19 Aug 2014 21:01:08 -0500
Thanks to all of the birders who came and tried for the Rufous Hummingbird
today and kept us posted.  The last sighting was at 8:30am by Daryl Tessen.
 We'll continue to watch, however it is possible the bird moved on.  Fun
while it lasted!
Liz and Matt Herzmann
Mayville, WI- Dodge County


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Subject: Black-bellied Plovers Myer's Park Racine Co. 8/19/14
From: Jim Edlhuber <jimedlhuber AT gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 19 Aug 2014 19:48:24 -0500
Hi all,
I hit some of the spots along the Lake Michigan shoreline starting at
Bradford Beach in Milwaukee heading south to Myer's Park in Racine. Overall
quiet, with Myer’s Park being the hotspot with the 3 Black-bellied Plovers
that have been reported. Other species present were Semipalmated Plovers
and Sandpipers, a Sanderling, Least Sandpipers, few Caspian Terns and a
Pectoral Sandpiper that took flight just as I entered the property. I hung
around there for about 90 minutes. I missed the Whimbrel that was reported
by Jennifer as I left there about noon. One just never knows when to leave
a great birding spot. It was a beautiful day out birding with a light
breeze, partly cloudy skies, and no rain.

A few images of the Black-bellied Plovers and a couple other species from
Myer's Park today at the link below if you care to view them:


http://www.windowtowildlife.com/black-bellied-plover-myers-park-racine-wisconsin-august-19-2014/ 


Thanks and good birding,

Jim Edlhuber

Town of Genesee Waukesha Co.

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Subject: Hustisford- Waters up Birds down
From: "Rhonda Schrab" <rdzs AT nconnect.net>
Date: Tue, 19 Aug 2014 17:34:09 -0500
I checked the river in Husty about 3:30 and the water was a couple inches 
higher than yesterday leaving very little habitat for shorebirds. All I saw 
was about a dozen lesser yellowlegs and a couple spotted and solitary 
sandpipers.
 Dave Schrab
 Dodge Co
  


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Subject: Whimbrel doc photo and directions to Gateway/Myers
From: Jennifer Ambrose <jenthreat AT gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 19 Aug 2014 17:33:31 -0500
Photo (taken of my camera photo with my cell):
https://www.flickr.com/photos/49427613 AT N03/14951172346/
Directions: https://www.gtc.edu/location/racine-campus-0

Again, all you need to do is follow the directions and go to the SE parking
lot area and right across the street is Myers. It looks a mess because of
the controlled burn...which is really coming in handy  right now because
few people besides birders are going there.


-- 
Jennifer Ambrose
Bayview, Milwaukee County


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Subject: Alert! Racine Whimbrel
From: Jennifer Ambrose <jenthreat AT gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 19 Aug 2014 17:24:01 -0500
Alert!!! Whimbrel at Myers Park/beach in Racine. the location is just
across the street from the south east parking lot of Gateway Technical
College. Now! It flew in about ten min ago, I believe, as I was viewing the
BB Plovers!
Jennifer A
Milwaukee


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Subject: Rufous update, etc
From: Daryl Tessen <bhaunts AT gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 19 Aug 2014 14:16:28 -0500
I arrived at the "Rufous" residence a little after 8:30. Jack B was already 
there and watching. As I drove up, the feeder was visible on the crabapple tree 
and the hummer was at it. I started to call attention to Jack but by then the 
Rufous had flown off. We watched for about 2 hours and the only possible 
additional look was a hummer that flew past us fast, disappearing into the 
crabapple tree. Ruby-throateds came occasionally to the feeder. If you go, 
judging from this observation, be prepared to spend some time! 

When I left Mayville I checked the various shorebird ponds. With the heavy rain 
of yesterday, some of the previously dried up ponds are now holding water so it 
would pay to check them in the upcoming days if in the area. The only ponds 
that had shorebirds today were TW/Main Dike ( Le. Yellowlegs, Least Sand and 
Killdeer), Point Rd pond (yes it now has nice water; 5 Stilt and a Least 
Sandpiper, 10 Le Yellowlegs); and I/49 (the first one as the second one also 
had water but no shorebirds) first one had both yellowlegs, Killdeer and a 
Pectoral Sandpiper. 


At the junction of Ledge and Point Rds there were SIX Whooping Cranes out in 
the marsh. They are usually to the northwest and can be seen with binocs but a 
scope is much better. 


On the way home I checked the Anderson sod farm (west of Appleton) and again no 
Buffies with only 120 Killdeer present. However there is scattered water on the 
farm so it may attract something in the upcoming days---hopefully!! 

Daryl Tessen
Appleton,, WI


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Subject: Re: WSO journal now has new Editors
From: "Barbara Duerksen" <bduerksen AT mwt.net>
Date: Tue, 19 Aug 2014 11:48:44 -0500
Thank you, Bettie and Neil, for volunteer-working all those years as editors
of a great publication!
--Barbara Duerksen, Richland County

-----Original Message-----
From: wisbirdn-bounce AT freelists.org [mailto:wisbirdn-bounce AT freelists.org]
On Behalf Of Bettie R. Harriman
Sent: Tuesday, August 19, 2014 11:31 AM
To: wisbirdn AT freelists.org
Subject: [wisb] WSO journal now has new Editors

Please note in your address book that The Passenger Pigeon Editors are new.
AND, ALL files from passed issues have been turned over to them, no Pigeon
materials remain at this email address.

Contact Chuck Heikkinen at quetzal65 AT gmail.com  if you need anything for
passed issues.

Thanks,

Bettie and Neil Harriman
Retired Pigeon editors
Oshkosh

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Subject: WSO journal now has new Editors
From: "Bettie R. Harriman" <bettie AT new.rr.com>
Date: Tue, 19 Aug 2014 11:30:41 -0500
Please note in your address book that The Passenger Pigeon Editors 
are new.  AND, ALL files from passed issues have been turned over to 
them, no Pigeon materials remain at this email address.

Contact Chuck Heikkinen at quetzal65 AT gmail.com  if you need anything 
for passed issues.

Thanks,

Bettie and Neil Harriman
Retired Pigeon editors
Oshkosh

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Subject: Private land near Pardeeville open for birders
From: Madison Audubon <karen.etter.hale AT madisonaudubon.org>
Date: Tue, 19 Aug 2014 10:56:06 -0500
Another landowner has contacted us, offering to open up her property for 
birders. I hope some of you will take her up on her generous offer!


Ruth Hellenbrand lives at W6906 State Hwy. 16, Pardeeville, where she 
has 49 1/2 acres with some marsh and a small creek right behind her 
house. All she asks is that you contact her first at (608) 279-6978 
(cell) or 6906soarhellenbrand AT gmail.com  And please parkanywhere by the 
buildings, except in front of the garage.


Here are some of the birds Ruth has seen:Rose-breasted Grosbeak, 
orioles, hummingbirds, wrens, flycatcher, Blue Jays, Tufted Titmouse, 
nuthatch, cardinal, chickadees,towhee,warblersGold & House Finches, 
cowbird, Red-bellied, Hairy, Downy & Pileated woodpeckers,Indigo 
Bunting,cranes, Wood Duck, Mallards, eagles (on occasion), turkey, 
Red-Tail Hawk, Great Blue Heron, Great Horned Owl, and snapping turtles 
(they come up form the creek to lay their eggs out in the sandy meadow).

Karen--
Karen Etter Hale

Chair, Wisconsin Bird Conservation Initiative

Citizen Science Coordinator, Madison Audubon Society

NEW: 1400 E. Washington, Suite 170

Madison, WI 53703

608/255-BIRD (2473) x 222

NEW: Karen.Etter.Hale AT madisonaudubon.org

OLD: masoffice AT mailbag.com 

*/
Great Wisconsin Birdathon 2014
/* Give to the */Finch Gang/ 
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Subject: Red Knot found in Hustiford today?
From: brooke haycraft <haycraftb AT gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 19 Aug 2014 09:36:52 -0500
Hi Everyone,
I read Rhonda's email about the Red Knot being gone as of yesterday, but
has anyone ventured out looking for it today and located it? Please feel
free to respond to me if it's been located and I can forward it to anyone
requesting further information regarding the location. I hate to fill up
everyone's email for various responses.

Thanks!
Brooke Haycraft
Brodhead, Green Co, WI


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Subject: Common Loon - Waukesha County
From: Mary Cullen <contrarymary53058 AT gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 19 Aug 2014 08:14:09 -0500
Late Sunday  spotted  a 1st year Common Loon on Lower Genesee Lake off
Genesee Lake Rd.  Was pretty oblivious to all activity. Did not observe any
feeding during my time there.
Mary Cullen
Summit, Waukesha


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Subject: Rufous Hummingbird -YES
From: Liz Herzmann <liz.herzmann AT gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 19 Aug 2014 07:24:50 -0500
Rufous Hummer was seen this morning on the feeder at 7:15am.  Please e-mail
us if you would like to stop by to view the bird.  Easily seen from the
street in front of our house.
Liz and Matt Herzmann
Mayville, WI-Dodge County
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Subject: Rufous Hummingbird-Dodge County
From: Liz Herzmann <liz.herzmann AT gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 18 Aug 2014 22:25:54 -0500
Thanks to Jeff Bahls for posting the original sighting of the Rufous
Hummingbird in Mayville, WI for us (Dodge County).  It was present this
morning and banded by Mickey from Milwaukee Zoo.  We were unfortunately
gone most of the day so could not keep an eye on it but others did for us.
 Thanks!  It was seen at 5:50 and 6:40pm.  We'll look for him again first
thing in the morning.
Liz and Matt Herzmann
Mayville-Dodge County


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Subject: Sunday's WSO field trip results
From: Kim Kreitinger <k.kreitinger AT gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 18 Aug 2014 20:11:10 -0500
The results from the Wisconsin Society for Ornithology field trip to
Horicon Marsh are now posted on wsobirds.org. Just a few of the highlights
included Red Knot, Black-crowned Night-Heron, and Black Tern. Thanks to
field trip leaders Tom Schultz and Jeff Baughman for an excellent day of
birding!

Kim Kreitinger
President, Wisconsin Society for Ornithology
Madison, WI


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Subject: Hustisford Red Knot apparently gone
From: "Rhonda Schrab" <rdzs AT nconnect.net>
Date: Mon, 18 Aug 2014 19:36:41 -0500
Went in to Husty this evening to look for the red knot with no luck. Talked 
to another birder who had been there on and off all day with no luck so 
evidently the knot is gone. New today though was two stilt sandpipers. 
While there an osprey made a couple passes and one time I turned around 
just in time to see him leaving the river area with something in his 
talons. I will keep checking this area daily if possible and report 
anything new or interesting.
 Dave Schrab
 Dodge Co
  
  


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Subject: swifts in lake geneva - where?
From: William Mueller <wpmueller1947 AT gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 18 Aug 2014 14:00:33 -0500
the eBird location is right on hwy 50 in downtown lake geneva - no more
specific location was given
William Mueller
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Subject: Re: roosting swift numbers so far
From: Mary Zenker <dmzenker AT gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 18 Aug 2014 13:32:35 -0500
Can you give the location in Lake Geneva?  That would be pretty amazing to
see,

On Mon, Aug 18, 2014 at 12:38 PM, Brian Hansen  wrote:

> There were easily 300 to 400 swirling just before dusk near the corner of
> Belleview and Downer on the east side of Milwaukee last night.
>
> Brian Hansen
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> > During this past week, the largest swift roost I have heard about has
> been
> > in Lake Geneva, with ~800 birds.
> > Anybody else finding similar large numbers?
> >
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> > Director, Western Great Lakes Bird and Bat Observatory
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> > blog: futureofbirds.blogspot.com
> > Belgium, WI
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Subject: Nine Springs - Madison
From: Ida Baumann <tynida AT gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 18 Aug 2014 13:28:01 -0500
We walked the dikes around Nine Springs ponds this morning and had a good 
variety of shorebirds, etc. This has very good potential for rarities. We will 
be nearby for a few more days and hope for the best. We had 45 species of 
birds: Pectoral, Solitary. Semipalmated, Least and Spotted Sandpipers, Lesser 
Yellowlegs, Killdeer, Wood Ducks, Green and Great Blue Herons, Sandhill Cranes, 
and the usual suspects. Best was a Black-billed Cuckoo near the entrance across 
from the E-WAY parking lot and a N. Waterthrush on the dikes. There is also 
great habitat near the east end for Nelson's Sparrows when they come through. 
Nine Springs is located off the east beltway 12-18 south of South Towne Rd. go 
straight through the round-abouts turn east toward Lake Farm Park to E-Way 
parking. 

Ida Baumann  Madison  Dane County

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Subject: Re: roosting swift numbers so far
From: Brian Hansen <rawshooter AT gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 18 Aug 2014 12:38:55 -0500
There were easily 300 to 400 swirling just before dusk near the corner of 
Belleview and Downer on the east side of Milwaukee last night. 


Brian Hansen
Milwaukee 


> On Aug 18, 2014, at 5:57 AM, William Mueller  wrote:
> 
> During this past week, the largest swift roost I have heard about has been
> in Lake Geneva, with ~800 birds.
> Anybody else finding similar large numbers?
> 
> William Mueller
> Director, Western Great Lakes Bird and Bat Observatory
> WGLBBO online: wglbbo.org
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> cell   414-698-9108
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Subject: Some photos
From: Ryan Brady <ryanbrady10 AT hotmail.com>
Date: Mon, 18 Aug 2014 10:36:09 -0600
For those interested, I have some new photos on my website at:

http://www.pbase.com/rbrady/dslr

Included are a fall warbler quiz, an Amer. Robin eating a Red-bellied Snake, a 
Franklin's Gull portrait, and some others. 


 

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Subject: Re: Red Knot not present Grant Park beach, s. Milwaukee
From: Jennifer Ambrose <jenthreat AT gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 18 Aug 2014 11:23:21 -0500
Just an fyi- the Red Knot was not present at Grant beach in South Milwaukee
as of 10:30am.
Jennifer A
Milwaukee
On Aug 17, 2014 10:53 AM, "Mike Wanger"  wrote:

> Juvie. Thanks Steve Lubahn!
> Mike Wanger , Milwaukee
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Subject: Mayville Rufous Hummer update
From: Jeffrey Bahls <jbahls AT wildblue.net>
Date: Mon, 18 Aug 2014 10:52:48 -0500
Rufous Hummingbird was banded this AM. Home owners have agreed to have
visitors. Please park on the south side of the street, the feeder is only
20 feet from the street in a crab apple tree. Stay in your car for the best
views.
Please contact them directly for location. Again please treat owners and
neighbors kindly. The home owners are thrilled to have added #306 to Dodge
county list.
contact info for visit
liz.herzmann AT gmail.com

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Subject: news,updates, events from WGLBBO and Forest Beach Migratory Preserve
From: William Mueller <wpmueller1947 AT gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 18 Aug 2014 09:35:17 -0500
A good amount of migration passed occurred last night. - and some of it was
visible here. Observatory staff have started our fall migration point
counts, here at Forest Beach Migratory Preserve (FBMP). Lots of Bobolinks
within the last few days, but they were gone as of this morning. Most
noteworthy bird for today was a Yellow-breasted Chat. Tennessee Warblers
are starting to show up here.
The Ozaukee Washington Land Trust, owner and manager of Forest Beach, has
their Annual Dinner here this Saturday; find more info:
http://owlt.org/fly-in

This week we start  our evening nighthawk watches; email me if you'd like
to be notified re: dates/times.

Mike Reese, Volunteer Coordination for the upcoming WI Breeding Bird Atlas,
and I will be conducting a series of atlas workshops around WI starting
this fall - more news, dates and locations are forthcoming.

A new Waterbird Watch Technician begins another season for us, at
Harrington Beach State Park, on Sept 1.

Raptor watches starting up in Sept. here at FBMP -- More news forthcoming
on dates & times.

Big Sit on Oct 12, with some special activities this year - more news to
come.

A lot of avian data  from near Lake Michigan is now housed in the Midwest
Avian Data Center. During 2012-2013, WGLBBO  had a grant from the  US Fish
& Wildlife Service to work with a group of partners to collect data from >
16 data repositories along the entire western arc of Lake Michigan's
shoreline counties, including all of the WI shoreline counties, plus MI
counties in the UP, northeast IL, and northern IN. These added up to a
total of 1.35 million records, which include Milwaukee BIOME Project data,
data from many banding stations , grad student projects, eBird, my offshore
waterbird research data, and data from birders in all of those lakeshore
counties going back many decades. It is online and available - you can find
it at http://data.prbo.org/partners/mwadc/index.php?page=137  (look to the
right and click the check box for Western Great Lakes Bird and Bat
Observatory).

Our office at FBMP (lower level east end of the building) is now open every
Tues and Thurs, and often on other days as well - write, call, or stop by...

William Mueller
Director, Western Great Lakes Bird and Bat Observatory
WGLBBO online: wglbbo.org
wpmueller1947 AT gmail.com
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Subject: Re: roosting swift numbers so far
From: Karen Johnson <kmjbirder AT gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 18 Aug 2014 09:08:00 -0500
Two weeks ago we observed several hundred CHIMNEY SWIFTS circling the
Milwaukee Center Bldg in downtown Milwaukee (this is the post-modern bldg
meant to resemble City Hall).  I didn't think there was an opening at the
top but the birds sure seem to think there is one.  I'll check it again in
the coming days and report back.

On Mon, Aug 18, 2014 at 5:57 AM, William Mueller 
wrote:

> During this past week, the largest swift roost I have heard about has been
> in Lake Geneva, with ~800 birds.
> Anybody else finding similar large numbers?
>
> William Mueller
> Director, Western Great Lakes Bird and Bat Observatory
> WGLBBO online: wglbbo.org
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> office  262-285-3374
> cell   414-698-9108
> blog: futureofbirds.blogspot.com
> Belgium, WI
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Subject: Humboldt Park - Milw. Co.
From: Karen Johnson <kmjbirder AT gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 18 Aug 2014 08:59:57 -0500
3 Juvenile COOPER'S HAWKS were dive-bombing a family of 5 AMERICAN CROWS
that were on the ground!  These hawks were most likely from the nest that
is in the park.
Also 50+ AMERICAN ROBINS in the park concentrated on the NW and SE corners.

RED-WINGED BLACKBIRDS are all but gone.

No sign of any of the Herons.

1 BELTED KINGFISHER fishing the lagoon.

Waiting for the Warblers.

-- 
Karen Johnson
Milwaukee County
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Subject: Fwd: Bird and Nature Walk at Warner Park
From: "Peter A. Fissel" <pfissel AT library.wisc.edu>
Date: Mon, 18 Aug 2014 08:28:58 -0500


-------- Original Message --------
Subject: 	Bird and Nature Walk at Warner Park
Date: 	Sun, 17 Aug 2014 22:49:26 -0500
From: 	paul_noeldner 
To: 	Peter Fissel ,



Peter - please forward thanks.

Warner Park (Dane Co.)
Traveling .5 Miles 90 Minutes
Comments: This is the every 3rd Sunday Bird and Nature Walk at Warner
Park field trip co-sponsored by Wild Warner, Madison Parks and Madison
Audubon. Participants included a UW ecology student interested in
becoming part of the Warner Park Nature Explorers program. Highlights
were watching baby Barn Swallows under the Wedding Bridge, a Wood Duck
family, and the aerial antics of a pair of Kingfishers. We spotted a
surprising number of 'unseen' birds every time we put our binocs and
scope to use scanning the restored Warner Wetland, like the Cormorants
on a shaded log.  The resident Sandhill Crane pair's colt has sadly been
killed by a fox or raccoon but they remain active and always a treat to
see. The walk group enjoyed an in situ reading of local Warner Park
advocate Trish O'kane's New York Times Sunday Review article on the
importance of birds in our lives.

      25    Canada Goose
      3    Wood Duck
      20    Mallard
      5    Blue-winged Teal
      3    Double-crested Cormorant
      4    Great Blue Heron
      2    Turkey Vulture
      2    Sandhill Crane
      12    Ring-billed Gull
      2    Mourning Dove
      2    Belted Kingfisher
      2    American Crow
      8    Tree Swallow
      12    Barn Swallow
      1    Eastern Bluebird
      1    Gray Catbird
      3    Cedar Waxwing
      1    Song Sparrow
      2    Northern Cardinal
      5    Red-winged Blackbird
      1    Baltimore Oriole
      6    American Goldfinch

The next Bird and Nature Walk field trip is Sun Aug 24 1:30-3 at UW
Lakeshore Nature Preserve, meet at Eagle Heights Gardens.

Paul Noeldner, Maple Bluff
608-698-0104
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Subject: Re: Bins, Beet Eaters and a Baltimore Oriole Flock
From: "Anne Moretti" <amoretti AT wi.rr.com>
Date: Mon, 18 Aug 2014 06:24:55 -0500
Joe and all,

Regarding goldfinches eating your beet leaves, I have a friend that has
goldfinches eating her Swiss chard. Both of these plants contain calcium,
which is what they need for egg production at this time of year. Interesting
that these birds have figured this out!

Anne Moretti
Dousman, Waukesha Co.


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On Behalf Of Schaufenbuel
Sent: Sunday, August 17, 2014 10:05 PM
To: wisbirdn AT freelists.org
Subject: [wisb] Bins, Beet Eaters and a Baltimore Oriole Flock


Over the past month I have been asked which binoculars are best overall, or
which is the best value.  In such inquires I have to admit I have no idea
and send them to Eagle Optics. But then I remembered last fall Cornell
Laboratory of Ornithology put on-line their Binocular Review.  
Check out the neat chart where they compare quality vs. cost and you may
find some answers: http://www.allaboutbirds.org/page.aspx?pid=2680

Here is a question for all of you gardeners.  What is eating my beet leaves?
As soon as they sprouted something was munching them down to the veins.  It
took me by accident to find out who or what: American 
Goldfinches!   It never dawned on me until I was there amongst the 
plantings, at first ignoring a male A. Goldfinch until its unrelenting
pecking as it perched on a beet, that I figured it out!

Allen lives in the woods of the country. Allen has dozens of feeders of all
varieties. He currently hosts 20 Baltimore Orioles serving sugar water to
them and at least 12 R-t Hummingbirds.  I want to get some pictures before
this party moves south.  That's a lot of hungry orioles and feisty hummers
to keep happy.

Joe

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Subject: roosting swift numbers so far
From: William Mueller <wpmueller1947 AT gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 18 Aug 2014 05:57:06 -0500
During this past week, the largest swift roost I have heard about has been
in Lake Geneva, with ~800 birds.
Anybody else finding similar large numbers?

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


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Subject: Bins, Beet Eaters and a Baltimore Oriole Flock
From: Schaufenbuel <schaufenbuel AT charter.net>
Date: Sun, 17 Aug 2014 22:04:43 -0500
Over the past month I have been asked which binoculars are best overall, 
or which is the best value.  In such inquires I have to admit I have no 
idea and send them to Eagle Optics. But then I remembered last fall 
Cornell Laboratory of Ornithology put on-line their Binocular Review.  
Check out the neat chart where they compare quality vs. cost and you may 
find some answers: http://www.allaboutbirds.org/page.aspx?pid=2680

Here is a question for all of you gardeners.  What is eating my beet 
leaves?  As soon as they sprouted something was munching them down to 
the veins.  It took me by accident to find out who or what: American 
Goldfinches!   It never dawned on me until I was there amongst the 
plantings, at first ignoring a male A. Goldfinch until its unrelenting 
pecking as it perched on a beet, that I figured it out!

Allen lives in the woods of the country. Allen has dozens of feeders of 
all varieties. He currently hosts 20 Baltimore Orioles serving sugar 
water to them and at least 12 R-t Hummingbirds.  I want to get some 
pictures before this party moves south.  That's a lot of hungry orioles 
and feisty hummers to keep happy.

Joe

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Subject: Re: Migrants earlier today, MKE County
From: Schaufenbuel <schaufenbuel AT charter.net>
Date: Sun, 17 Aug 2014 21:38:38 -0500
Last night at about 10:35 PM to 11:00 PM I was hearing 3 to 6 "seep" 
calls a minute.  To me most sounded like Tennessee Warblers and Nashvilles?

Joe

-- 
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Stevens Point
Portage Co., WI




On 8/17/2014 8:46 PM, Jennifer Ambrose wrote:
> After I saw the Red Knot, I checked Grant Will-o-way and Sheridan Park. At
> Grant, there was a Red-breasted Nuthatch. At Sheridan, there was a
> bedraggled Least Flycatcher and a Blackburnian Warbler.
> Good birding,
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Subject: Fwd: Conservation Committee: Fwd: [birder-l] Cell Phone Tower on Brockway Mountain- U.P. MICHIGAN
From: "" <dmarc-noreply AT freelists.org> (Redacted sender "betsyacorn@aol.com" for DMARC)
Date: Sun, 17 Aug 2014 21:50:49 -0400 (EDT)
Any WI folks have any comments on the proposed cell tower to be located on 
Brockway Mountain above Copper Harbor (UP) Michigan? See below. This would seem 
like a pretty important spot for passerines arriving from over Lake Superior, 
not to mention those heading north and staging, along with those who would nest 
here at the edge of the lake. 

 
Betsy Abert,
South Milwaukee
 






  
 
 
 
 On Saturday, August 16, 2014 1:00 PM, 'Jane's Yahoo' via #JMC Conservation 
Committee  wrote: 

  
  

 




Friends:
I am on a birding email list in the U.P. This is an urgent note asking for 
comments to the FCC. 

Please comment if you can and POST/SHARE this ASAP. Comment deadline is Aug. 
20. 

THANK YOU !


Jane
PS apologies for double posts

In Nature We Trust

Begin forwarded message:



From: Dana Richter 
Date: August 16, 2014, 9:27:18 AM CDT
To: birder-l AT mtu.edu
Cc: Gina Nicholas 
Subject: [birder-l] Cell Phone Tower on Brockway Mountain



              All Birders,
      
 In spite of a tremendous outcry against a cell phone tower on Brockway 
Mountain, the 200 foot tower is about to be authorized by the Federal 
Communications Commission (FCC). 

      
 Many of you have commented to the county and to the cell phone tower company, 
and those comments are in the record. But now is the time comments are critical 
to the FCC. This is the bottom line. Comments are due Wednesday August 20. 

      
 Basically, the issue of migratory birds has not been adequately addressed. The 
cell tower company contracted a consultant from Massachusetts, who spent three 
days on Brockwway May 28-30, 2013. They counted about 160 birds and said there 
will be little to no impact on birds. The report is superficial and appears to 
be a wash for the tower company. The report is in the Environmental Assessment 
on the web. 

      
 To see the report, go to 
http://wireless2.fcc.gov/UlsApp/AsrSearch/asrApplication.jsp?applKeyB80243&callingSystem=NNR 

      
      Then at the bottom of the page click All attachments.
        
 Open EA Part 5, then go to page 89 to read the report by a consultant called 
Exponent from Maynard, Massachusetts. 

      
 There are many errors and deficiencies in the report. The report is called "An 
Informal Biological Assessment." Such an inadequate survey should not be used 
to characterize the seasonal migration patterns across Brockway Mountain and 
the potential impact on birds, especially during inclement weather during peak 
migration periods. 

      
 Comments to the FCC must address the EA and specific issues. Title your 
document Petition to Deny. 

      
 Submit comments on this website. 
https://wireless2.fcc.gov/ASR/service/nationalNoticeReport.faces 

      
      Click on File Environmental Request and follow      instructions.
    
    Comments must refer to FCC file number A0909673
    
 A copy of your comments must be sent to the cell tower company at the same 
time. Email to history AT ramaker.com and ERoach AT sbasite.com 

          
 Sorry for the short notice. Please send a letter even if you point out just 
one issue to illustrate the inadequacy of the biological assessment. It should 
not be used to characterize the migration corridor of Brockway Mountain. 

          
          Thank you.
          
          Dana Richter
          
          
 P.S. Copper Country Audubon became a consulting party to the siting process 
but was never consulted. 

        
      


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Subject: Migrants earlier today, MKE County
From: Jennifer Ambrose <jenthreat AT gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 17 Aug 2014 20:46:33 -0500
After I saw the Red Knot, I checked Grant Will-o-way and Sheridan Park. At
Grant, there was a Red-breasted Nuthatch. At Sheridan, there was a
bedraggled Least Flycatcher and a Blackburnian Warbler.
Good birding,

-- 
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Subject: WSO Field Trip report from today - Horicon
From: "Tom Schultz" <trschultz AT centurytel.net>
Date: Sun, 17 Aug 2014 19:11:08 -0500
(Sorry... forgot to convert this report to “plain text”.  Here’s another 
try...  )

The weather for the field trip was quite pleasant, if not a little on the 
cool side – with temperatures in the low to mid 60s, and a slight breeze. 
Carloads full of birders were beginning to gather along Highway 49 prior to 
8:00 AM, and folks were eagerly sorting through the waterfowl and any other 
birds that could be found. Unfortunately the water along the road on both 
sides was still quite high, despite the recent spell of dry weather, so 
there was a conspicuous lack of shorebirds this year.

There were several sizeable groups of ducks on the water, which consisted 
mostly of Mallards, but careful searching turned up Blue-winged Teal, 
American Wigeon, Northern Shoveler, Wood Duck, Redhead and Ruddy Ducks, in 
the company of a few Pied-billed Grebes. Other birds spotted included 
Trumpeter Swan, Great Blue and Green Herons, Black-crowned Night-heron, and 
Great Egret, as well as a number of American White Pelicans. Virginia Rail 
and Marsh Wren were present, but difficult to spot, and a Yellow-headed 
Blackbird flew over. Red-tailed Hawk and Northern Harrier were seen flying 
in the distance. The highlight of the morning for many folks (but 
unfortunately too late for some who left early for the auto tour) was when 
four Whooping Cranes came flying past fairly close, coming from the 
southeast and over Hwy. 49, before heading off to the north and then 
eventually landing well off to the northeast.

Shortly after this we headed a short distance west, and after carpooling in 
the parking lot, the group drove along the Horicon auto tour. After reaching 
the entrance to the Old Marsh Road we parked and walked out a ways along the 
dike. Several Black Terns and Ring-billed Gulls were flying about, and a few 
birders spotted a Forster’s Tern. A sizeable group of pelicans (36 were 
counted) soared overhead, and Double-crested Cormorants were perched in a 
dead tree. An Osprey was sighted flying not far away, and a Sora provided 
good looks through spotting scopes as it slowly wandered along the edge of 
some cattails. Further along the auto tour, we stopped near the far end of 
the boardwalk (near the famous red rock) and Common Gallinules and a few 
other birds were spotted.

After completing the auto tour we left around 11:00 and headed east along 
Hwy. 49, then south down Hwy. Z. At the intersection of Hwy. TW and Dike 
Road was a mudflat where we found Lesser Yellowlegs, Short-billed Dowitcher, 
Least Sandpiper, and the group had very nice looks at a juvenile Stilt 
Sandpiper.

Our final destination was the river below the dam at Hustisford, where a Red 
Knot had been present the past couple of days, and we were pleased to find 
that it was still present – an adult that was transitioning from breeding 
plumage. Also there at the site were Lesser Yellowlegs, Semipalmated, Least 
and Pectoral Sandpipers, and all but the Semipalmated provided very good 
views. We wrapped up the field trip about 12:30 PM.

Despite the early lack of shorebirds this turned out to be a very nice field 
trip, with a number of folks getting lifers. Thanks to Jeff Baughman for 
co-leading.

Tom Schultz
WSO Field Trips co-chair
Green Lake, WI 

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Subject: WSO Field Trip report -- Horicon
From: "Tom Schultz" <trschultz AT centurytel.net>
Date: Sun, 17 Aug 2014 19:06:09 -0500
The weather for the field trip was quite pleasant, if not a little on the cool 
side – with temperatures in the low to mid 60s, and a slight breeze. Carloads 
full of birders were beginning to gather along Highway 49 prior to 8:00 AM, and 
folks were eagerly sorting through the waterfowl and any other birds that could 
be found. Unfortunately the water along the road on both sides was still quite 
high, despite the recent spell of dry weather, so there was a conspicuous lack 
of shorebirds this year. 

There were several sizeable groups of ducks on the water, which consisted 
mostly of Mallards, but careful searching turned up Blue-winged Teal, American 
Wigeon, Northern Shoveler, Wood Duck, Redhead and Ruddy Ducks, in the company 
of a few Pied-billed Grebes. Other birds spotted included Trumpeter Swan, Great 
Blue and Green Herons, Black-crowned Night-heron, and Great Egret, as well as a 
number of American White Pelicans. Virginia Rail and Marsh Wren were present, 
but difficult to spot, and a Yellow-headed Blackbird flew over. Red-tailed Hawk 
and Northern Harrier were seen flying in the distance. The highlight of the 
morning for many folks (but unfortunately too late for some who left early for 
the auto tour) was when four Whooping Cranes came flying past fairly close, 
coming from the southeast and over Hwy. 49, before heading off to the north and 
then eventually landing well off to the northeast. 


Shortly after this we headed a short distance west, and after carpooling in the 
parking lot, the group drove along the Horicon auto tour. After reaching the 
entrance to the Old Marsh Road we parked and walked out a ways along the dike. 
Several Black Terns and Ring-billed Gulls were flying about, and a few birders 
spotted a Forster’s Tern. A sizeable group of pelicans (36 were counted) 
soared overhead, and Double-crested Cormorants were perched in a dead tree. An 
Osprey was sighted flying not far away, and a Sora provided good looks through 
spotting scopes as it slowly wandered along the edge of some cattails. Further 
along the auto tour, we stopped near the far end of the boardwalk (near the 
famous red rock) and Common Gallinules and a few other birds were spotted. 


After completing the auto tour we left around 11:00 and headed east along Hwy. 
49, then south down Hwy. Z. At the intersection of Hwy. TW and Dike Road was a 
mudflat where we found Lesser Yellowlegs, Short-billed Dowitcher, Least 
Sandpiper, and the group had very nice looks at a juvenile Stilt Sandpiper. 


Our final destination was the river below the dam at Hustisford, where a Red 
Knot had been present the past couple of days, and we were pleased to find that 
it was still present – an adult that was transitioning from breeding plumage. 
Also there at the site were Lesser Yellowlegs, Semipalmated, Least and Pectoral 
Sandpipers, and all but the Semipalmated provided very good views. We wrapped 
up the field trip about 12:30 PM. 


Despite the early lack of shorebirds this turned out to be a very nice field 
trip, with a number of folks getting lifers. Thanks to Jeff Baughman for 
co-leading. 


Tom Schultz
WSO Field Trips co-chair
Green Lake, WI
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Subject: Re: Piping Plover -Sheboygan
From: "K Petersen" <loonp AT charter.net>
Date: Sun, 17 Aug 2014 15:53:42 -0500
Thanks Aaron for the posting on the piping plover. I was able to easily
locate this bird (lifer) in the same location at 3:00 p.m. This bird had a
metal band high up on its right leg. Also present were the sanderlings,
semipalmated plovers, and some other peeps which I had neither the time nor
patience to differentiate this afternoon. All were working a tidal pool
amidst a fair amount of human traffic on the nearby beach.

Kurt Petersen
Sheboygan County

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On Behalf Of Aaron Holschbach
Sent: Sunday, August 17, 2014 11:06 AM
To: Wis Birdnet
Subject: [wisb] Piping Plover -Sheboygan

Currently watching a Piping Plover along the sandy beach between North Point
and the harbor.  It is currently at the very far south end of the beach near
the breakwater.  Also present are some Semipalmated Plovers, a Sanderling,
and Semipalmated Plovers.

Aaron Holschbach
Arena

And

Jim Holschbach
Manitowoc


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Subject: Re: Red Knot now Grant Park beach, s. Milwaukee
From: Jeremy Meyer <jmeyer4044 AT gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 17 Aug 2014 14:56:57 -0500
Good afternoon, thank you Steve for finding, and Mike for reporting, as it
was a lifer for me.  I sat on the beach and it walked right up to me, maybe
as close as 15', while it was feeding.  It was really cool.
Yesterday, I spent the late morning/early afternoon at Myer's Park in
Racine.  The three Black-bellied Plovers that were there are gone, but a
different one was there.  The three were one breeding and two juvenile and
the new one is an adult molting.  I sat on the rocks and it came really
close to me and gave awesome looks.  Also present were Semipalmated Plovers
& Sandpipers, Least & Pectoral Sandpipers, Lesser Yellowlegs and Spotted
Sandpiper.  As was said before, this park/beach is the perfect habitat for
shorebirds and should be checked frequently for birds.  Have a great day!

Here is a link to some photos from today and yesterday

https://www.flickr.com/photos/20birds08/

Jeremy Meyer
Franklin, Milwaukee


On Sun, Aug 17, 2014 at 12:48 PM, Jym Mooney & Carol Lee Hopkins <
hopmoon AT milwpc.com> wrote:

> Some photos here.
>
> https://flic.kr/s/aHsk1ZNPbW
>
> Jym Mooney, Milwaukee
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Subject: Re: more of the White-faced Ibis at Mascoutin Trail
From: "Tom Schultz" <trschultz AT centurytel.net>
Date: Sun, 17 Aug 2014 14:15:36 -0500
I failed to mention it, but Jon Roti Roti and I also counted six ibis that 
were in view at one point yesterday morning -- although we didn't examine 
them all individually at that time to determine how many were adults vs. 
juveniles.  Interesting to hear that two of them are juveniles.

Tom

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From: Bettie R. Harriman
Sent: Sunday, August 17, 2014 12:15 PM
To: wisbirdn AT freelists.org ; trschultz AT centurytel.net ; 
ryanbrady10 AT hotmail.com ; schaufenbuel AT charter.net
Subject: [wisb] more of the White-faced Ibis at Mascoutin Trail

Anita Carpenter and I went over to see the ibis this morning (just
got back).  We hoped to get lucky as Tom did and see some juvenile
behavior to suggest breeding.  When we arrived we quickly found 5
ibis - 4 adults and 1 young - just eating.  Other birders were there
and we helped them get on the birds and answered questions for them
(about ibis and other species).  I was periodically re-counting ibis,
and began to suspect that we had 6 ibis - not 5.  Asked others
looking to recount.  We had 6 - the 4 adults and 2 juveniles.  They
were mostly only loosely associating as they fed, but on one occasion
one juvenile was feeding with 2 adults (one of the adults it was with
was the male).

Never saw any obvious begging for food or other interaction between
the birds.   But it is certain that there were 6 ibis at this
location on this morning.

Jim Frank (retired Records Com. chair) arrived just as Anita and I
were leaving.  Maybe he will determine more info about these birds.

Bettie Harriman
Oshkosh

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Subject: Red Knot feeding video Hustisford WI. Dodge Co. 8/15/14.
From: Jim Edlhuber <jimedlhuber AT gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 17 Aug 2014 13:07:32 -0500
Hi all,
I shot a short video of the Red Knot feeding on the Rock River. It is not
of highest quality but wanted to share it to anyone that wants to view it.

The video should be at this link, it is the top video on the page:

http://www.windowtowildlife.com/videos/


Thanks and good birding,

Jim Edlhuber

Town of Genesee Waukesha Co.


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Subject: Re: Red Knot now Grant Park beach, s. Milwaukee
From: "Jym Mooney & Carol Lee Hopkins" <hopmoon AT milwpc.com>
Date: Sun, 17 Aug 2014 12:48:17 -0500
Some photos here.  

https://flic.kr/s/aHsk1ZNPbW

Jym Mooney, Milwaukee

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Subject: more of the White-faced Ibis at Mascoutin Trail
From: "Bettie R. Harriman" <bettie AT new.rr.com>
Date: Sun, 17 Aug 2014 12:15:43 -0500
Anita Carpenter and I went over to see the ibis this morning (just 
got back).  We hoped to get lucky as Tom did and see some juvenile 
behavior to suggest breeding.  When we arrived we quickly found 5 
ibis - 4 adults and 1 young - just eating.  Other birders were there 
and we helped them get on the birds and answered questions for them 
(about ibis and other species).  I was periodically re-counting ibis, 
and began to suspect that we had 6 ibis - not 5.  Asked others 
looking to recount.  We had 6 - the 4 adults and 2 juveniles.  They 
were mostly only loosely associating as they fed, but on one occasion 
one juvenile was feeding with 2 adults (one of the adults it was with 
was the male).

Never saw any obvious begging for food or other interaction between 
the birds.   But it is certain that there were 6 ibis at this 
location on this morning.

Jim Frank (retired Records Com. chair) arrived just as Anita and I 
were leaving.  Maybe he will determine more info about these birds.

Bettie Harriman
Oshkosh

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Subject: help requested: count roosting chimney swifts
From: William Mueller <wpmueller1947 AT gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 17 Aug 2014 11:15:58 -0500
http://dnr.wi.gov/news/Weekly/?id=444#art2

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: Piping Plover -Sheboygan
From: Aaron Holschbach <aholschbach AT gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 17 Aug 2014 11:06:12 -0500
Currently watching a Piping Plover along the sandy beach between North
Point and the harbor.  It is currently at the very far south end of the
beach near the breakwater.  Also present are some Semipalmated Plovers, a
Sanderling, and Semipalmated Plovers.

Aaron Holschbach
Arena

And

Jim Holschbach
Manitowoc


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Subject: Red Knot now Grant Park beach, s. Milwaukee
From: Mike Wanger <misterwanger AT gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 17 Aug 2014 10:52:11 -0500
Juvie. Thanks Steve Lubahn!
Mike Wanger , Milwaukee 

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Subject: Alert : Rufus Hummingbird, Mayville,Dodge co
From: Jeffrey Bahls <jbahls AT wildblue.net>
Date: Sun, 17 Aug 2014 10:42:23 -0500
AM. photos were taken , Nice adult male bird. It flew off when a Cooper's
hawk came into the yard.
This is a first for Dodge County and number 306 for Horicon Marsh Bird Club
checklist
So keep your eyes open at your feeders.
Jeff Bahls
Lowell Wi


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Subject: Corrections
From: Rick Hill <woodreps AT gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 17 Aug 2014 07:31:13 -0500
Two corrections on my CGORS post and one addition.
The observatory tower south of us is the Bill Cowart Tower, and I should have 
said that the best winds are west to northwest winds. 

In addition, the station is in need of live house sparrows and starlings for 
luring the raptors into the nets. If anyone is live trapping these invasive 
species near Sheboygan county, I will be happy to pick them up. We could also 
use domestic doves and pigeons. 

Thanks
Rick Hill
Woodreps AT gmail.com

Sent from Rick Hill

> On Aug 17, 2014, at 12:05 AM, FreeLists Mailing List Manager 
 wrote: 

> 
> wisbirdn Digest    Sat, 16 Aug 2014    Volume: 07  Issue: 236
> 
> In This Issue:
>        [wisb] Shorebirds Sauk Prairie
>        [wisb] Spring Green theater
>        [wisb] RED KNOT Hustisford Saturday morning YES
>        [wisb] Bluebird mystery- Milwaukee county
>        [wisb] Re: RED KNOT Hustisford Saturday morning YES
>        [wisb] Sheboygan Merlins take flight : )
>        [wisb] Nighthawks! Waukesha Co.
>        [wisb] Red Knot -Hustisford
>        [wisb] Butterflies in Bloom in Sheboygan  : )
>        [wisb] Re: wisbirdn Digest V7 #235
>        [wisb] Red Knot still in Hustiford 1:00-1:50
>        [wisb] Birds in Art 2014
>        [wisb] Re: Mascoutin today: Ibis and 10 shorebird species
>        [wisb] Red Knot Hustisford Dodge Co. 8/16/14, some images, N
>        [wisb] Red Knot - Hustisford, Blue Grosbeak - Spring Green
>        [wisb] Baird's Sandpiper - Bradford Beach Milwaukee
>        [wisb] Re: Spring Green Blue Grosbeaks
>        [wisb] Shorebirds at Bradford Beach Milwaukee's Lakefront 8/
> 
> ----------------------------------------------------------------------
> 
> From: James Schwarz 
> Date: Sat, 16 Aug 2014 00:17:27 -0500
> Subject: [wisb] Shorebirds Sauk Prairie
> 
> Sorry for the late post, but I would like to give a shorebird update for the 
Sauk City Canoe Launch and the Prairie du Sac VFW. 

> 
> On Thursday, the Canoe Launch had only a single Lesser Yellowlegs, two 
Spotted Sandpipers and 6 Killdeer. Conditions appear to be the same as when 
there were large numbers of shorebirds, so they may return. There were good 
numbers of Turkey Vulture and a couple of Eagles in the area. This may be one 
cause for the lack of birds. 

> 
> This may also be why more shorebirds showed up north of the VFW park. Birds 
are along the left bank of the river. 

> A scope is needed from the beach below the park, although you could get 
closer by walking along the beach. I got wet feet yesterday because the beach 
was under water in places. I didn't get as close as I would have liked. There 
were no unexpected birds and only a few species Thursday. 

> Birds included:
> 5 Spotted Sandpipers
> 40 Killdeer
> 2 Lesser Yellowlegs
> 15 Peeps I was unable to ID from a distance.
> Not earth-shaking birding. Just a note to let you know they are in the area.
> 
> Also note that a new boat launch is being built at the VFW park. There is a 
chance that the park will be closed during construction. Hope not. 

> 
> Jim Schwarz
> Madison, Dane Co
> 
> ------------------------------
> 
> Date: Sat, 16 Aug 2014 06:23:25 -0700
> From: Alan & Joan Linquist 
> Subject: [wisb] Spring Green theater
> 
> My wife and I attended a performance of Shakespeare;s Much Ado About Nothing 
at the American Players' Theater on the hill last night and during the first 
act, you could hear two whip-o-wills loudly call in the surrounding trees. 

> Alan Linquist 
> 
> visiting Spring Green
> Sauk County
> Wisconsin
> 
> 
> ------------------------------
> 
> From: "Rhonda Schrab" 
> Subject: [wisb] RED KNOT Hustisford Saturday morning YES
> Date: Sat, 16 Aug 2014 08:32:02 -0500
> 
> Tried to post this earlier but think I did something wrong. As of Saturday 
> morning at 7:30 the red knot was still present on the river in Hustisford.
> Dave Schrab
> Dodge Co
> 
> 
> 
> 
> 
> ------------------------------
> 
> From: "Dan and Mary Pat Panetti" 
> Subject: [wisb] Bluebird mystery- Milwaukee county
> Date: Sat, 16 Aug 2014 08:57:27 -0500
> 
> A friend checked on his blue bird nestlings which are about 10 days old. He 
sends me a picture to interpret for him as he's never seen anything like it. 
Three feathered young laying on the wooden bottom of the box- Entire nest is 
missing- Birds are fine- Sends me a second picture from 10 days earlier showing 
newly hatched young in fully built nest. I thought he was pulling my leg, 
however he is not a leg pulling sort. Anyone ever heard of this? Box is close 
by, easily monitored from inside his house. What's up?? 

> Dan Panetti
> S.E. Ozaukee county
> 
> ------------------------------
> 
> Date: Sat, 16 Aug 2014 10:21:10 -0500
> Subject: [wisb] Re: RED KNOT Hustisford Saturday morning YES
> From: Jeremy Meyer 
> 
> Has anyone been there in the last hour?  Was it seen?
> Jeremy Meyer
> Franklin, Wisconsin
>> On Aug 16, 2014 8:33 AM, "Rhonda Schrab"  wrote:
>> 
>> Tried to post this earlier but think I did something wrong. As of Saturday
>> morning at 7:30 the red knot was still present on the river in Hustisford.
>> Dave Schrab
>> Dodge Co
>> 
>> 
>> 
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> ------------------------------
> 
> From: "Dave&Margaret Brasser" <2shebbirders AT gmail.com>
> Subject: [wisb] Sheboygan Merlins take flight : )
> Date: Sat, 16 Aug 2014 10:32:31 -0500
> 
> "We have lift-off!" : ) After many weeks of hosting the family of Merlins in 
our spruce tree, hearing their strident calls, and marveling at their aerial 
acrobatics, we realized this past week that they seem to have dispersed further 
around the neighborhood. We still see and hear them occasionally, but it is a 
joy to know "our" Merlins have taken flight and are part of the wonderful world 
of birds and birding. : ) 

> P.S. We are thankful that the number and variety of birds coming to our 
feeders has not diminished, although the little birds would freeze or hide when 
the Merlins were around. : ) 

> P.P.S. But it would have been helpful if they could have taken out at least a 
couple of the zillions of House Sparrows that chow down our birdseed... 

> -- Margaret Brasser
> Sheboygan
> Sheboygan County
>       / \
>   <' '    )
>    (   (   \
>     "  "  \ \
> ♫  joyful ♪ tweet ♫
> 
> 
> 
> 
> ------------------------------
> 
> Date: Sat, 16 Aug 2014 10:53:01 -0500
> Subject: [wisb] Nighthawks! Waukesha Co.
> From: Andrea Szymczak 
> 
> Last night we counted 12 (including one group of 8) at Lapham Peak SP.
> Andrea Szymczak
> Waukesha, WI
> 
> 
> ------------------------------
> 
> Date: Sat, 16 Aug 2014 12:13:44 -0500
> Subject: [wisb] Red Knot -Hustisford
> From: briandoverspike 
> 
> 
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> 
> ------------------------------
> 
> From: "Dave&Margaret Brasser" <2shebbirders AT gmail.com>
> Subject: [wisb] Butterflies in Bloom in Sheboygan  : )
> Date: Sat, 16 Aug 2014 12:50:01 -0500
> 
> As the day heats up, we turn from birds to butterflies.
> Now that our Butterfly Bush is FINALLY blooming,
> the butterflies are pouring in.  How do they know this?!?!?
> Just now we were thrilled to once again find a 
> Hummingbird Clearwing Moth (a.k.a. "Baby Hummingbird"!)
> buzzing around the light purple blossoms.
> And it was competing with a
> Great-spangled Fritillary!
> A new "Life Butterfly" for our backyard!  
> The 12th recorded since 2010!
> I've wanted to see one of those for a long time,
> just so I could say the name of it!  : )
> -- Margaret Brasser
> Sheboygan
> Sheboygan County
> 
>       / \
>   <' '    )
>    (   (   \
>     "  "  \ \
> ♫  joyful ♪ tweet ♫
> 
> 
> 
> 
> ------------------------------
> 
> Date: Sat, 16 Aug 2014 13:58:14 -0500
> Subject: [wisb] Re: wisbirdn Digest V7 #235
> From: Rick Hill 
> 
> Our thanks to the several folks who have contributed to the internship fund
> for the Cedar Grove Ornithological Research Station!  We are not yet to our
> goal, but CGORS could not get by without your help.  We will be training
> two interns this year with one staying at the station 24-7 and the other
> coming up Monday through Friday.  They will be assisting the volunteer
> Master Bander and the two sub-permit banders who are rotating schedules to
> have a bander at the station full time.
> Though the station is small and not set up for visitors, you can see the
> annual migration better from the Bill Coward Memorial Observatory Tower at
> the Forest Beach Reserve just south of the station. The best times for
> viewing raptors migrating are on days with North to Northwest winds that
> push the raptors along the coastline of Lake Michigan.
> I will occasionally post updates on our progress through the season
> whenever we can get to town and log on to the internet. (Does anyone want
> to donate the cost to hook us up to the web?)
> Keep your eye on the sky,
> Many Thanks,
> Tom Meyer, John Bower, Rick Hill and the Team at CGORS.
> PS: Donations can be sent to CGORS C/O Rick Hill PO Box 156 Glenbeulah, WI
> 53023
> 
> 
> 
> On Sat, Aug 16, 2014 at 12:06 AM, FreeLists Mailing List Manager <
> ecartis AT freelists.org> wrote:
> 
>> wisbirdn Digest Fri, 15 Aug 2014        Volume: 07  Issue: 235
>> 
>> In This Issue:
>>                [wisb] tough news of raptor shootings
>>                [wisb] Re: Mascoutin today: Ibis and 10 shorebird species
>>                [wisb] Re: Mascoutin today: Ibis and 10 shorebird species
>>                [wisb] Re: Mascoutin today: Ibis and 10 shorebird species
>>                [wisb] Re: Mascoutin today: Ibis and 10 shorebird species
>>                [wisb] Re: Mascoutin today: Ibis and 10 shorebird species
>>                [wisb] RED KNOT-Dodge Co. Hustisford right now, Fri
>> 5:00p.m.
>>                [wisb] Wind Lake sod farm question
>>                [wisb] Re: Wind Lake sod farm question
>>                [wisb] Red Knot at Hustisford in Dodge County
>>                [wisb] Re: Wind Lake sod farm question
>>                [wisb] Re: Mascoutin today: Ibis and 10 shorebird species
>>                [wisb] Red Knot Hustisford Dodge Co. 8/15/14, some
>> images...
>>                [wisb] Re: Red Knot Hustisford Dodge Co. 8/15/14, some
>> image
>>                [wisb] Spring Green Blue Grosbeaks
>> 
>> ----------------------------------------------------------------------
>> 
>> Subject: [wisb] tough news of raptor shootings
>> From: ""  (Redacted sender "
>> betsyacorn AT aol.com" for DMARC)
>> Date: Fri, 15 Aug 2014 10:03:14 -0400 (EDT)
>> 
>> 
>> 
http://www.jsonline.com/news/crime/officials-search-for-wisconsin-osprey-owl-shooter-b99331354z1-271376281.html 

>> 
>> Betsy Abert, So. Milwaukee
>> 
>> 
>> ------------------------------
>> 
>> Date: Fri, 15 Aug 2014 09:08:25 -0500
>> From: "Bettie R. Harriman" 
>> Subject: [wisb] Re: Mascoutin today: Ibis and 10 shorebird species
>> 
>> If indeed nesting of the White-faced Ibis occurred at this location
>> this year - which sounds likely since one or more birds were seen all
>> summer - then I believe this is the FIRST known nesting of this
>> species in Wisconsin.  If confirmed nesting for White-faced Ibis has
>> been reported since the Atlas I work was completed, I've missed
>> seeing it.  We certainly did NOT have it during Atlas I, nor prior to
>> Atlas I.  This area needs to be closely watched next year as Atlas II
>> work begins so that we can be positive if nesting occurs.  Be great
>> to start the new Atlas with a new nesting species, as we had with
>> American White Pelican to begin Atlas I.
>> 
>> Bettie Harriman
>> Atlas I Project Director
>> Oshkosh
>> 
>>   At 09:40 PM 8/14/2014, Mike Wanger wrote:
>>> Hi All:
>>> I made the run to the Mascoutin Trail Pond (Meadow Brook Rd west of County
>>> Rd E) to hopefully catch the WHITE-FACED IBIS present there since
>> mid-June,
>>> and was not disappointed. Four adults were present plus <> a
>>> juvenile -- perhaps breeding on site?
>>> 
>>> Water levels seem to be ideal for shorebirds -- lots o' mud and lots o'
>>> birds. Here's the shorebird component of the 43 species seen:
>>> 
>>> Semipalmated Plover  4
>>> Killdeer  60
>>> Solitary Sandpiper  2
>>> Greater Yellowlegs  2
>>> Lesser Yellowlegs  18
>>> Least Sandpiper  25
>>> Pectoral Sandpiper  12
>>> Semipalmated Sandpiper  8
>>> Wilson's Snipe  8
>>> Wilson's Phalarope  3
>>> 
>>> For those of you who haven't been, it's a great place for scoping
>>> shorebirds, especially given the shortage of mud in the Horicon area.
>>> 
>>> Good birding,
>>> Mike Wanger
>>> Milwaukee
>>> 
>>> 
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>> 
>> ------------------------------
>> 
>> From: Ryan Brady 
>> Subject: [wisb] Re: Mascoutin today: Ibis and 10 shorebird species
>> Date: Fri, 15 Aug 2014 11:26:48 -0600
>> 
>> Isn't this a colonial nesting species? I don't have access to the BNA
>> account at the moment but is there a precedent for such an isolated
>> breeding event? Are there any other wading bird colonies nearby? Would be
>> great to know just how suggestive of local breeding this is given juvie
>> herons, egrets, ibis, etc. are well-known for northward post-fledging
>> dispersal.
>> Ryan Brady
>> Washburn, Bayfield County, WI
>> http://www.pbase.com/rbrady
>> 
>>> Date: Fri, 15 Aug 2014 09:08:25 -0500
>>> To: misterwanger AT gmail.com; wisbirdn AT freelists.org
>>> From: bettie AT new.rr.com
>>> Subject: [wisb] Re: Mascoutin today: Ibis and 10 shorebird species
>>> 
>>> If indeed nesting of the White-faced Ibis occurred at this location
>>> this year - which sounds likely since one or more birds were seen all
>>> summer - then I believe this is the FIRST known nesting of this
>>> species in Wisconsin.  If confirmed nesting for White-faced Ibis has
>>> been reported since the Atlas I work was completed, I've missed
>>> seeing it.  We certainly did NOT have it during Atlas I, nor prior to
>>> Atlas I.  This area needs to be closely watched next year as Atlas II
>>> work begins so that we can be positive if nesting occurs.  Be great
>>> to start the new Atlas with a new nesting species, as we had with
>>> American White Pelican to begin Atlas I.
>>> 
>>> Bettie Harriman
>>> Atlas I Project Director
>>> Oshkosh
>>> 
>>>   At 09:40 PM 8/14/2014, Mike Wanger wrote:
>>>> Hi All:
>>>> I made the run to the Mascoutin Trail Pond (Meadow Brook Rd west of
>> County
>>>> Rd E) to hopefully catch the WHITE-FACED IBIS present there since
>> mid-June,
>>>> and was not disappointed. Four adults were present plus <> a
>>>> juvenile -- perhaps breeding on site?
>>>> 
>>>> Water levels seem to be ideal for shorebirds -- lots o' mud and lots o'
>>>> birds. Here's the shorebird component of the 43 species seen:
>>>> 
>>>> Semipalmated Plover  4
>>>> Killdeer  60
>>>> Solitary Sandpiper  2
>>>> Greater Yellowlegs  2
>>>> Lesser Yellowlegs  18
>>>> Least Sandpiper  25
>>>> Pectoral Sandpiper  12
>>>> Semipalmated Sandpiper  8
>>>> Wilson's Snipe  8
>>>> Wilson's Phalarope  3
>>>> 
>>>> For those of you who haven't been, it's a great place for scoping
>>>> shorebirds, especially given the shortage of mud in the Horicon area.
>>>> 
>>>> Good birding,
>>>> Mike Wanger
>>>> Milwaukee
>>>> 
>>>> 
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>> 
>> ------------------------------
>> 
>> Date: Fri, 15 Aug 2014 13:46:16 -0500
>> From: "Bettie R. Harriman" 
>> Subject: [wisb] Re: Mascoutin today: Ibis and 10 shorebird species
>> 
>> Yes, BNA account indicates that White-faced Ibis are colonial
>> nesters.  There has been nesting in MN and Iowa.  "In w. U.S.
>> breeding populations fluctuate markedly in size at major breeding
>> centers from year to year, in response to changing habitat
>> conditions.  Breeding adults appear to be nomadic, relocating when
>> drought or floods render traditional sites temporarily
>> unusable."  ...  Under the paragraph about Dispersal from breeding
>> site or colony - there is only one sentence: "Little information, but
>> prebreeding wandering seems more prevalent than
>> postbreeding."   Nothing about smallest know size for colonies.
>> Anita Carpenter and I observed four adults in this area together on
>> 23 May.  One bird was a good bit larger and brighter in color than
>> the other 3 - nothing in BNA to indicate any way to tell male and
>> female apart.  Don't know if the larger bird was a male or not.  One
>> or more of the birds have been reported by birders in this location
>> off and on all summer.
>> 
>> This wet area is not far from Rush Lake which is often mentioned as a
>> typical prairie pot-hole lake.  Herons and egrets have certainly used
>> the Rush Lake area for breeding and feeding in the passed - I do not
>> know about currently.
>> 
>> Just speculating, but it does seem possible (not probable) that 4
>> adults could have been doing some prebreeding wandering and liked
>> what they found here in May and had a nest.  I guess every colony has
>> to start somehow.
>> 
>> Bettie Harriman, the speculator
>> Oshkosh
>> 
>>  At 12:26 PM 8/15/2014, Ryan Brady wrote:
>>> Isn't this a colonial nesting species? I don't have access to the
>>> BNA account at the moment but is there a precedent for such an
>>> isolated breeding event? Are there any other wading bird colonies
>>> nearby? Would be great to know just how suggestive of local breeding
>>> this is given juvie herons, egrets, ibis, etc. are well-known for
>>> northward post-fledging dispersal.
>>> 
>>> Ryan Brady
>>> Washburn, Bayfield County, WI
>>> http://www.pbase.com/rbrady
>>> 
>>> 
>>>> Date: Fri, 15 Aug 2014 09:08:25 -0500
>>>> To: misterwanger AT gmail.com; wisbirdn AT freelists.org
>>>> From: bettie AT new.rr.com
>>>> Subject: [wisb] Re: Mascoutin today: Ibis and 10 shorebird species
>>>> 
>>>> If indeed nesting of the White-faced Ibis occurred at this location
>>>> this year - which sounds likely since one or more birds were seen all
>>>> summer - then I believe this is the FIRST known nesting of this
>>>> species in Wisconsin. If confirmed nesting for White-faced Ibis has
>>>> been reported since the Atlas I work was completed, I've missed
>>>> seeing it. We certainly did NOT have it during Atlas I, nor prior to
>>>> Atlas I. This area needs to be closely watched next year as Atlas II
>>>> work begins so that we can be positive if nesting occurs. Be great
>>>> to start the new Atlas with a new nesting species, as we had with
>>>> American White Pelican to begin Atlas I.
>>>> 
>>>> Bettie Harriman
>>>> Atlas I Project Director
>>>> Oshkosh
>>>> 
>>>> At 09:40 PM 8/14/2014, Mike Wanger wrote:
>>>>> Hi All:
>>>>> I made the run to the Mascoutin Trail Pond (Meadow Brook Rd west of
>> County
>>>>> Rd E) to hopefully catch the WHITE-FACED IBIS present there
>>> since mid-June,
>>>>> and was not disappointed. Four adults were present plus <> a
>>>>> juvenile -- perhaps breeding on site?
>>>>> 
>>>>> Water levels seem to be ideal for shorebirds -- lots o' mud and lots
>> o'
>>>>> birds. Here's the shorebird component of the 43 species seen:
>>>>> 
>>>>> Semipalmated Plover 4
>>>>> Killdeer 60
>>>>> Solitary Sandpiper 2
>>>>> Greater Yellowlegs 2
>>>>> Lesser Yellowlegs 18
>>>>> Least Sandpiper 25
>>>>> Pectoral Sandpiper 12
>>>>> Semipalmated Sandpiper 8
>>>>> Wilson's Snipe 8
>>>>> Wilson's Phalarope 3
>>>>> 
>>>>> For those of you who haven't been, it's a great place for scoping
>>>>> shorebirds, especially given the shortage of mud in the Horicon area.
>>>>> 
>>>>> Good birding,
>>>>> Mike Wanger
>>>>> Milwaukee
>>>>> 
>>>>> 
>>>>> ####################
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>> 
>> 
>> 
>> ------------------------------
>> 
>> From: Richter Museum 
>> Subject: [wisb] Re: Mascoutin today: Ibis and 10 shorebird species
>> Date: Fri, 15 Aug 2014 19:24:16 +0000
>> 
>> What is needed is good photographic documentation that the "juvenile" is
>> actually that.  If it is already a flying individual then there will always
>> be a question of whether it was locally produced or a wander from the south
>> or west.
>> 
>> Since the 1960's they have been ranging further north with breeding
>> colonies in ID, MT, ND, SD, even into Alberta and probably Manitoba.
>> Breeding here would not be unlikely!  One should remember however that the
>> more southern and numerous nesting population were several months ahead of
>> our phenology, and that northward wandering are pretty common.
>> 
>> Tom Erdman, Green Bay
>> 
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: wisbirdn-bounce AT freelists.org [mailto:wisbirdn-bounce AT freelists.org]
>> On Behalf Of Bettie R. Harriman
>> Sent: Friday, August 15, 2014 1:46 PM
>> To: Ryan Brady; misterwanger AT gmail.com; Birding on the net
>> Subject: [wisb] Re: Mascoutin today: Ibis and 10 shorebird species
>> 
>> Yes, BNA account indicates that White-faced Ibis are colonial nesters.
>> There has been nesting in MN and Iowa.  "In w. U.S.
>> breeding populations fluctuate markedly in size at major breeding centers
>> from year to year, in response to changing habitat conditions.  Breeding
>> adults appear to be nomadic, relocating when drought or floods render
>> traditional sites temporarily unusable."  ...  Under the paragraph about
>> Dispersal from breeding site or colony - there is only one sentence:
>> "Little information, but prebreeding wandering seems more prevalent than
>> postbreeding."   Nothing about smallest know size for colonies.
>> Anita Carpenter and I observed four adults in this area together on
>> 23 May.  One bird was a good bit larger and brighter in color than the
>> other 3 - nothing in BNA to indicate any way to tell male and female
>> apart.  Don't know if the larger bird was a male or not.  One or more of
>> the birds have been reported by birders in this location off and on all
>> summer.
>> 
>> This wet area is not far from Rush Lake which is often mentioned as a
>> typical prairie pot-hole lake.  Herons and egrets have certainly used the
>> Rush Lake area for breeding and feeding in the passed - I do not know about
>> currently.
>> 
>> Just speculating, but it does seem possible (not probable) that 4 adults
>> could have been doing some prebreeding wandering and liked what they found
>> here in May and had a nest.  I guess every colony has to start somehow.
>> 
>> Bettie Harriman, the speculator
>> Oshkosh
>> 
>>  At 12:26 PM 8/15/2014, Ryan Brady wrote:
>>> Isn't this a colonial nesting species? I don't have access to the BNA
>>> account at the moment but is there a precedent for such an isolated
>>> breeding event? Are there any other wading bird colonies nearby? Would
>>> be great to know just how suggestive of local breeding this is given
>>> juvie herons, egrets, ibis, etc. are well-known for northward
>>> post-fledging dispersal.
>>> 
>>> Ryan Brady
>>> Washburn, Bayfield County, WI
>>> http://www.pbase.com/rbrady
>>> 
>>> 
>>>> Date: Fri, 15 Aug 2014 09:08:25 -0500
>>>> To: misterwanger AT gmail.com; wisbirdn AT freelists.org
>>>> From: bettie AT new.rr.com
>>>> Subject: [wisb] Re: Mascoutin today: Ibis and 10 shorebird species
>>>> 
>>>> If indeed nesting of the White-faced Ibis occurred at this location
>>>> this year - which sounds likely since one or more birds were seen
>>>> all summer - then I believe this is the FIRST known nesting of this
>>>> species in Wisconsin. If confirmed nesting for White-faced Ibis has
>>>> been reported since the Atlas I work was completed, I've missed
>>>> seeing it. We certainly did NOT have it during Atlas I, nor prior to
>>>> Atlas I. This area needs to be closely watched next year as Atlas II
>>>> work begins so that we can be positive if nesting occurs. Be great
>>>> to start the new Atlas with a new nesting species, as we had with
>>>> American White Pelican to begin Atlas I.
>>>> 
>>>> Bettie Harriman
>>>> Atlas I Project Director
>>>> Oshkosh
>>>> 
>>>> At 09:40 PM 8/14/2014, Mike Wanger wrote:
>>>>> Hi All:
>>>>> I made the run to the Mascoutin Trail Pond (Meadow Brook Rd west of
>>>>> County Rd E) to hopefully catch the WHITE-FACED IBIS present there
>>> since mid-June,
>>>>> and was not disappointed. Four adults were present plus <> a
>>>>> juvenile -- perhaps breeding on site?
>>>>> 
>>>>> Water levels seem to be ideal for shorebirds -- lots o' mud and lots
>> o'
>>>>> birds. Here's the shorebird component of the 43 species seen:
>>>>> 
>>>>> Semipalmated Plover 4
>>>>> Killdeer 60
>>>>> Solitary Sandpiper 2
>>>>> Greater Yellowlegs 2
>>>>> Lesser Yellowlegs 18
>>>>> Least Sandpiper 25
>>>>> Pectoral Sandpiper 12
>>>>> Semipalmated Sandpiper 8
>>>>> Wilson's Snipe 8
>>>>> Wilson's Phalarope 3
>>>>> 
>>>>> For those of you who haven't been, it's a great place for scoping
>>>>> shorebirds, especially given the shortage of mud in the Horicon area.
>>>>> 
>>>>> Good birding,
>>>>> Mike Wanger
>>>>> Milwaukee
>>>>> 
>>>>> 
>>>>> ####################
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>>>> 
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>> 
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>> From: "Rick Burkman" 
>> Subject: [wisb] Re: Mascoutin today: Ibis and 10 shorebird species
>> Date: Fri, 15 Aug 2014 14:25:07 -0500
>> 
>> Ryan,
>> 
>> You are right - this is a colonial nester and I don't know of any
>> individual
>> nesting records (that doesn't mean they don't happen ... but I haven't
>> found
>> documentation of that during a brief search).
>> 
>> Sincerely,
>> 
>> Rick Burkman
>> Washburn, Bayfield Co., WI
>> 
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: wisbirdn-bounce AT freelists.org [mailto:wisbirdn-bounce AT freelists.org]
>> On Behalf Of Ryan Brady
>> Sent: Friday, August 15, 2014 12:27 PM
>> To: Bettie R. Harriman; misterwanger AT gmail.com; Birding on the net
>> Subject: [wisb] Re: Mascoutin today: Ibis and 10 shorebird species
>> 
>> Isn't this a colonial nesting species? I don't have access to the BNA
>> account at the moment but is there a precedent for such an isolated
>> breeding
>> event? Are there any other wading bird colonies nearby? Would be great to
>> know just how suggestive of local breeding this is given juvie herons,
>> egrets, ibis, etc. are well-known for northward post-fledging dispersal.
>> Ryan Brady
>> Washburn, Bayfield County, WI
>> http://www.pbase.com/rbrady
>> 
>>> Date: Fri, 15 Aug 2014 09:08:25 -0500
>>> To: misterwanger AT gmail.com; wisbirdn AT freelists.org
>>> From: bettie AT new.rr.com
>>> Subject: [wisb] Re: Mascoutin today: Ibis and 10 shorebird species
>>> 
>>> If indeed nesting of the White-faced Ibis occurred at this location
>>> this year - which sounds likely since one or more birds were seen all
>>> summer - then I believe this is the FIRST known nesting of this
>>> species in Wisconsin.  If confirmed nesting for White-faced Ibis has
>>> been reported since the Atlas I work was completed, I've missed seeing
>>> it.  We certainly did NOT have it during Atlas I, nor prior to Atlas
>>> I.  This area needs to be closely watched next year as Atlas II work
>>> begins so that we can be positive if nesting occurs.  Be great to
>>> start the new Atlas with a new nesting species, as we had with
>>> American White Pelican to begin Atlas I.
>>> 
>>> Bettie Harriman
>>> Atlas I Project Director
>>> Oshkosh
>>> 
>>>   At 09:40 PM 8/14/2014, Mike Wanger wrote:
>>>> Hi All:
>>>> I made the run to the Mascoutin Trail Pond (Meadow Brook Rd west of
>>>> County Rd E) to hopefully catch the WHITE-FACED IBIS present there
>>>> since mid-June, and was not disappointed. Four adults were present
>>>> plus <> a juvenile -- perhaps breeding on site?
>>>> 
>>>> Water levels seem to be ideal for shorebirds -- lots o' mud and lots o'
>>>> birds. Here's the shorebird component of the 43 species seen:
>>>> 
>>>> Semipalmated Plover  4
>>>> Killdeer  60
>>>> Solitary Sandpiper  2
>>>> Greater Yellowlegs  2
>>>> Lesser Yellowlegs  18
>>>> Least Sandpiper  25
>>>> Pectoral Sandpiper  12
>>>> Semipalmated Sandpiper  8
>>>> Wilson's Snipe  8
>>>> Wilson's Phalarope  3
>>>> 
>>>> For those of you who haven't been, it's a great place for scoping
>>>> shorebirds, especially given the shortage of mud in the Horicon area.
>>>> 
>>>> Good birding,
>>>> Mike Wanger
>>>> Milwaukee
>>>> 
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>> ------------------------------
>> 
>> From: "Rhonda Schrab" 
>> Subject: [wisb] RED KNOT-Dodge Co. Hustisford right now, Fri 5:00p.m.
>> Date: Fri, 15 Aug 2014 17:35:27 -0500
>> 
>> I got down to the river in Hustisford late this afternoon to find Tom Wood
>> there and set up. First thing he said was he was trying to relocate a
>> possible Red Knot. I quickly set up my scope and within a minute or two we
>> were both on the bird and indeed it was a Red Knot, a life bird for me. It
>> was near the north shore directly across from the power substation. Eight
>> other shorebird species present, greater yellowlegs, lesser yellowlegs,
>> pectoral sandpiper, least sandpiper, semi-palmated sandpiper, solitary
>> sandpiper, spotted sandpiper and killdeer. I will check again tomorrow and
>> post results. Jeff Bahls, how about a Bigby?
>> Dave Schrab
>> Dodge Co
>> 
>> 
>> 
>> ------------------------------
>> 
>> From: Daryl Tessen 
>> Subject: [wisb] Wind Lake sod farm question
>> Date: Fri, 15 Aug 2014 17:37:25 -0500
>> 
>> I have not seen any posts on the the Wind Lake sod farm since Ty & Ida had
>> a Buff-breasted Sandpiper over a week ago.  Has any one checked it recently
>> and if so, what was or was not seen?  "Buffies" seem to be unusually scarce
>> so far this fall.  I have checked the Anderson sod farm west of Appleton
>> rather regularly with nothing but Killdeer (150 today) and a few Horned
>> Larks and Sandhill Cranes.  Ditto the Green Meadows sod farm by Stevens
>> Point although I have only been there a few times.  Any updates would be
>> appreciated in regard to Wind Lake.  Thanks in advance.
>> Daryl Tessen
>> Appleton,, WI
>> 
>> 
>> ------------------------------
>> 
>> Date: Fri, 15 Aug 2014 17:42:37 -0500
>> Subject: [wisb] Re: Wind Lake sod farm question
>> From: Jennifer Ambrose 
>> 
>> Eric Howe saw a golden plover there earlier this week. Hoy hosts a field
>> trip out to the sod farms in September, I believe.
>> Jennifer A
>> Milwaukee
>>> On Aug 15, 2014 5:39 PM, "Daryl Tessen"  wrote:
>>> 
>>> I have not seen any posts on the the Wind Lake sod farm since Ty & Ida
>> had
>>> a Buff-breasted Sandpiper over a week ago.  Has any one checked it
>> recently
>>> and if so, what was or was not seen?  "Buffies" seem to be unusually
>> scarce
>>> so far this fall.  I have checked the Anderson sod farm west of Appleton
>>> rather regularly with nothing but Killdeer (150 today) and a few Horned
>>> Larks and Sandhill Cranes.  Ditto the Green Meadows sod farm by Stevens
>>> Point although I have only been there a few times.  Any updates would be
>>> appreciated in regard to Wind Lake.  Thanks in advance.
>>> Daryl Tessen
>>> Appleton,, WI
>>> 
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>> 
>> ------------------------------
>> 
>> From: "Tom Wood" 
>> Subject: [wisb] Red Knot at Hustisford in Dodge County
>> Date: Fri, 15 Aug 2014 17:49:13 -0500
>> 
>> This afternoon, below the dam in Hustisford, a Red Knot was present along
>> with 8 more common shorebird species (Wilson's Phalarope was not present
>> today). The Red Knot is still in mostly breeding plumage; the red is still
>> on the breast and face, but nearly absent on the belly. There are a few
>> plain gray scapulars that will be part of the bird's winter plumage. I was
>> glad that Dave Schrab showed up because it was a life bird for him and he
>> was the person who told us about this place.
>> To reach this location from STH60, turn north on Rubicon St. (there is a
>> gas
>> station on the northeast corner just west of the river), then take a right
>> onto Mill Street and drive to its end and turn right on Griffith St.  Go to
>> the end of Griffith St. and use the turnaround to go back to the utility
>> company. Park just past the utility company and walk down to the river
>> along
>> the utility company fence. If you walk along the back of the utility
>> company
>> fence there is a rough path through the grass. Look for a clear path down
>> to
>> rocky shoreline of the river and start checking the shorebirds.
>> 
>> Thomas Wood, Menomonee Falls, Waukesha County
>> 
>> 
>> 
>> 
>> 
>> 
>> ------------------------------
>> 
>> Date: Fri, 15 Aug 2014 20:39:20 -0500
>> Subject: [wisb] Re: Wind Lake sod farm question
>> From: Mike Wanger 
>> 
>> Daryl,
>> Steve Lubahn and I were there on the 9th and whiffed on buffies. In 1.5
>> miles, this was all we found:
>> 
>> Killdeer  35
>> Blue Jay  2
>> American Crow  6
>> Horned Lark  25
>> Tree Swallow  10
>> Barn Swallow  8
>> Song Sparrow  5
>> sparrow sp.  1
>> Dickcissel  1
>> Brewer's Blackbird  15
>> 
>> Mike Wanger
>> Milwaukee
>> 
>> 
>> On Fri, Aug 15, 2014 at 5:42 PM, Jennifer Ambrose 
>> wrote:
>> 
>>> Eric Howe saw a golden plover there earlier this week. Hoy hosts a field
>>> trip out to the sod farms in September, I believe.
>>> Jennifer A
>>> Milwaukee
>>>> On Aug 15, 2014 5:39 PM, "Daryl Tessen"  wrote:
>>>> 
>>>> I have not seen any posts on the the Wind Lake sod farm since Ty & Ida
>>> had
>>>> a Buff-breasted Sandpiper over a week ago.  Has any one checked it
>>> recently
>>>> and if so, what was or was not seen?  "Buffies" seem to be unusually
>>> scarce
>>>> so far this fall.  I have checked the Anderson sod farm west of
>> Appleton
>>>> rather regularly with nothing but Killdeer (150 today) and a few Horned
>>>> Larks and Sandhill Cranes.  Ditto the Green Meadows sod farm by Stevens
>>>> Point although I have only been there a few times.  Any updates would
>> be
>>>> appreciated in regard to Wind Lake.  Thanks in advance.
>>>> Daryl Tessen
>>>> Appleton,, WI
>>>> 
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>> 
>> ------------------------------
>> 
>> Date: Fri, 15 Aug 2014 21:24:45 -0500
>> From: Schaufenbuel 
>> Subject: [wisb] Re: Mascoutin today: Ibis and 10 shorebird species
>> 
>> 
>> 
>> With the possibility of breeding by White-faced Ibis at Mascoutin, it
>> would be great to get some images of the juvenile bird.  Experts may be
>> able to determine the stage of the young bird's development and
>> determine if it could be capable of a long-distance post-breeding
>> dispersal flight from elsewhere.  Anyone up for it?
>> 
>> Joe
>> 
>> -- Joe Schaufenbuel Stevens Point Portage Co., WI
>> 
>> 
>>> On 8/15/2014 1:46 PM, Bettie R. Harriman wrote:
>>> Yes, BNA account indicates that White-faced Ibis are colonial
>>> nesters.  There has been nesting in MN and Iowa.  "In w. U.S.
>>> breeding populations fluctuate markedly in size at major breeding
>>> centers from year to year, in response to changing habitat
>>> conditions.  Breeding adults appear to be nomadic, relocating when
>>> drought or floods render traditional sites temporarily
>>> unusable."  ...  Under the paragraph about Dispersal from breeding
>>> site or colony - there is only one sentence: "Little information, but
>>> prebreeding wandering seems more prevalent than
>>> postbreeding."   Nothing about smallest know size for colonies.
>>> Anita Carpenter and I observed four adults in this area together on
>>> 23 May.  One bird was a good bit larger and brighter in color than
>>> the other 3 - nothing in BNA to indicate any way to tell male and
>>> female apart.  Don't know if the larger bird was a male or not.  One
>>> or more of the birds have been reported by birders in this location
>>> off and on all summer.
>>> 
>>> This wet area is not far from Rush Lake which is often mentioned as a
>>> typical prairie pot-hole lake.  Herons and egrets have certainly used
>>> the Rush Lake area for breeding and feeding in the passed - I do not
>>> know about currently.
>>> 
>>> Just speculating, but it does seem possible (not probable) that 4
>>> adults could have been doing some prebreeding wandering and liked
>>> what they found here in May and had a nest.  I guess every colony has
>>> to start somehow.
>>> 
>>> Bettie Harriman, the speculator
>>> Oshkosh
>>> 
>>>   At 12:26 PM 8/15/2014, Ryan Brady wrote:
>>>> Isn't this a colonial nesting species? I don't have access to the
>>>> BNA account at the moment but is there a precedent for such an
>>>> isolated breeding event? Are there any other wading bird colonies
>>>> nearby? Would be great to know just how suggestive of local breeding
>>>> this is given juvie herons, egrets, ibis, etc. are well-known for
>>>> northward post-fledging dispersal.
>>>> 
>>>> Ryan Brady
>>>> Washburn, Bayfield County, WI
>>>> http://www.pbase.com/rbrady
>>>> 
>>>> 
>>>>> Date: Fri, 15 Aug 2014 09:08:25 -0500
>>>>> To: misterwanger AT gmail.com; wisbirdn AT freelists.org
>>>>> From: bettie AT new.rr.com
>>>>> Subject: [wisb] Re: Mascoutin today: Ibis and 10 shorebird species
>>>>> 
>>>>> If indeed nesting of the White-faced Ibis occurred at this location
>>>>> this year - which sounds likely since one or more birds were seen all
>>>>> summer - then I believe this is the FIRST known nesting of this
>>>>> species in Wisconsin. If confirmed nesting for White-faced Ibis has
>>>>> been reported since the Atlas I work was completed, I've missed
>>>>> seeing it. We certainly did NOT have it during Atlas I, nor prior to
>>>>> Atlas I. This area needs to be closely watched next year as Atlas II
>>>>> work begins so that we can be positive if nesting occurs. Be great
>>>>> to start the new Atlas with a new nesting species, as we had with
>>>>> American White Pelican to begin Atlas I.
>>>>> 
>>>>> Bettie Harriman
>>>>> Atlas I Project Director
>>>>> Oshkosh
>>>>> 
>>>>> At 09:40 PM 8/14/2014, Mike Wanger wrote:
>>>>>> Hi All:
>>>>>> I made the run to the Mascoutin Trail Pond (Meadow Brook Rd west of
>> County
>>>>>> Rd E) to hopefully catch the WHITE-FACED IBIS present there
>>>> since mid-June,
>>>>>> and was not disappointed. Four adults were present plus <> a
>>>>>> juvenile -- perhaps breeding on site?
>>>>>> 
>>>>>> Water levels seem to be ideal for shorebirds -- lots o' mud and lots
>> o'
>>>>>> birds. Here's the shorebird component of the 43 species seen:
>>>>>> 
>>>>>> Semipalmated Plover 4
>>>>>> Killdeer 60
>>>>>> Solitary Sandpiper 2
>>>>>> Greater Yellowlegs 2
>>>>>> Lesser Yellowlegs 18
>>>>>> Least Sandpiper 25
>>>>>> Pectoral Sandpiper 12
>>>>>> Semipalmated Sandpiper 8
>>>>>> Wilson's Snipe 8
>>>>>> Wilson's Phalarope 3
>>>>>> 
>>>>>> For those of you who haven't been, it's a great place for scoping
>>>>>> shorebirds, especially given the shortage of mud in the Horicon area.
>>>>>> 
>>>>>> Good birding,
>>>>>> Mike Wanger
>>>>>> Milwaukee
>>>>>> 
>>>>>> 
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>> --
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>> Stevens Point
>> Portage Co., WI
>> 
>> 
>> ------------------------------
>> 
>> Date: Fri, 15 Aug 2014 22:14:59 -0500
>> Subject: [wisb] Red Knot Hustisford Dodge Co. 8/15/14, some images...
>> From: Jim Edlhuber 
>> 
>> Hi all,
>> After seeing a post this evening of a rare visitor to Wisconsin, a Red Knot
>> in Hustisford, I made the trip up there just before dark. The bird was
>> present at 7:00 pm as reported below the wires over the river below the
>> dam. A new life bird for me.  Thanks to Dave S. for finding this bird and
>> reporting it along with posts by Tom W.
>> 
>> A few images taken this evening at the link below if you care to view them:
>> 
>> 
>> 
http://www.windowtowildlife.com/red-knot-hustisford-wisconsin-august-15-2014/ 

>> 
>> Thanks and good birding,
>> 
>> Jim Edlhuber
>> Town of Genesee Waukesha Co.
>> 
>> 
>> 
>> ------------------------------
>> 
>> From: "Rhonda Schrab" 
>> Subject: [wisb] Re: Red Knot Hustisford Dodge Co. 8/15/14, some images...
>> Date: Fri, 15 Aug 2014 22:22:36 -0500
>> 
>> Thanks to Tom W. for finding the bird. He was there before I was and saw it
>> before I did. No matter to me, still a life bird for me too.
>> Dave Schrab
>> Dodge Co.
>> 
>> 
>> 
>> ----------------------------------------
>> From: "Jim Edlhuber" 
>> Sent: Friday, August 15, 2014 10:16 PM
>> To: "wisbirdn" 
>> Subject: [wisb] Red Knot Hustisford Dodge Co. 8/15/14, some images...
>> Hi all,
>> After seeing a post this evening of a rare visitor to Wisconsin, a Red
>> Knot
>> in Hustisford, I made the trip up there just before dark. The bird was
>> present at 7:00 pm as reported below the wires over the river below the
>> dam. A new life bird for me. Thanks to Dave S. for finding this bird and
>> reporting it along with posts by Tom W.
>> 
>> A few images taken this evening at the link below if you care to view
>> them:
>> 
>> 
>> http://www.windowtowildlife.com/red-knot-hustisford-wisconsin-august-15-2014
>> /
>> 
>> Thanks and good birding,
>> 
>> Jim Edlhuber
>> Town of Genesee Waukesha Co.
>> 
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>> 
>> 
>> 
>> 
>> ------------------------------
>> 
>> From: Chris West 
>> Subject: [wisb] Spring Green Blue Grosbeaks
>> Date: Fri, 15 Aug 2014 22:26:42 -0500
>> 
>> Hey everyone,
>> I stopped by Spring Green Preserve this afternoon to look for the
>> previously reported Blue Grosbeaks.
>> I found a pair (the pair?) at the back of the small parcel at the end of
>> Pearl Rd. The male sang from a couple different perches, then flew over to
>> the female, then they both flew off to the west and out of sight.
>> 
>> It'd be interesting to know whether they nested successfully or not. I
>> kind of wonder how much longer they'll stick around as well. Especially if
>> nesting was unsuccessful.
>> 
>> 
>> --Chris(Finally back home in Richland County
>> 
>> 
>> Happy Birding! --Chris W, Richland CountyTour leader Swallowtail Birding
>> Tours
>> 
https://www.facebook.com/Swallowtailbirdingtours?ref=hlhttp://www.swallowtailbirdingtours.com 

>> 
>> Interpretive Naturalist Mississippi Explorer Cruises
>> http://mississippiexplorer.com/chris AT mississippiexplorer.com
>> http://swallowtailedkite.blogspot.com/
>> http://www.flickr.com/photos/swallowtailphoto
>> 
>> "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)
>> 
>> ------------------------------
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> 
> ------------------------------
> 
> Subject: [wisb] Red Knot still in Hustiford 1:00-1:50
> From: Mike Reese 
> Date: Sat, 16 Aug 2014 14:16:39 -0500
> 
> Thanks to everyone who posted about the Red Knot. It was feeding in a small 
area on the river the whole time I was there. As a bonus I also got to meet 
Eric Howe! 

> 
> Mike Reese
> Wautoma, Waushara Co.
> 
> 
> ------------------------------
> 
> Date: Sat, 16 Aug 2014 14:37:42 -0500
> Subject: [wisb] Birds in Art 2014
> From: Dan Belter 
> 
> Fellow Birders, I've attached a list of events for the upcoming Birds
> in Art exhibit at the Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum in Wausau, being
> held from September 6 - November 16, 2014. This year the museum is
> marking the 100th anniversary of the extinction of the Passenger
> Pigeon with a variety of guest and programs all throughout the dates
> listed above. I know I'll be attending the October 19th showing of
> "From Billions to None" for sure. Birds in Art is coming up very soon,
> and as always, I can't wait to see what this years art exhibit will
> have! For more information about the Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum,
> visit their web site at www.lywam.org
> -- 
> Dan Belter
> Marathon County, WI
> 
> 
> 
> ------------------------------
> 
> From: "Tom Schultz" 
> Subject: [wisb] Re: Mascoutin today: Ibis and 10 shorebird species
> Date: Sat, 16 Aug 2014 15:06:32 -0500
> 
> This morning I visited the Mascoutin wetland (SW Winnebago Co.) for a while 
> with Jon Roti Roti, and we may have witnessed behavior that strongly 
> supports the breeding of White-faced Ibis at this location.  I was watching 
> the juvenile with my spotting scope as it was associating with one of the 
> adult ibises for at least 5-10 minutes.  They were not feeding at the time, 
> but rather resting on the shore (in the vicinity of some sleeping Mallards) 
> and preening side by side.  Suddenly the juvenile took off and flew to an 
> adjacent pond (a distance of perhaps 40-50 feet) where another adult ibis 
> was feeding.  It landed not far from the other ibis and then ran up to it, 
> opening its mouth and slightly spreading and drooping its wings next to the 
> other bird, as though it was food-begging.  I called Jon's attention to it, 
> and he saw the same behavior.
> 
> This food-begging behavior didn't last long -- perhaps only about 5 
> seconds -- but to me it represented very strong evidence that this was a 
> "young-of-the-year" bird with one of its parents.  Coupled with the fact 
> that these ibises (usually at least 3-4 individuals) have been present at 
> this location all summer, this behavior strongly suggests that 
> nesting/breeding did take place here in 2014.
> 
> Tom Schultz
> Green Lake Co.
> 
> -----Original Message----- 
> From: Schaufenbuel
> Sent: Friday, August 15, 2014 9:24 PM
> To: bettie AT new.rr.com
> Cc: Ryan Brady ; misterwanger AT gmail.com ; Birding on the net
> Subject: [wisb] Re: Mascoutin today: Ibis and 10 shorebird species
> 
> 
> 
> With the possibility of breeding by White-faced Ibis at Mascoutin, it
> would be great to get some images of the juvenile bird.  Experts may be
> able to determine the stage of the young bird's development and
> determine if it could be capable of a long-distance post-breeding
> dispersal flight from elsewhere.  Anyone up for it?
> 
> Joe
> 
> -- Joe Schaufenbuel Stevens Point Portage Co., WI
> 
> 
>> On 8/15/2014 1:46 PM, Bettie R. Harriman wrote:
>> Yes, BNA account indicates that White-faced Ibis are colonial
>> nesters.  There has been nesting in MN and Iowa.  "In w. U.S.
>> breeding populations fluctuate markedly in size at major breeding
>> centers from year to year, in response to changing habitat
>> conditions.  Breeding adults appear to be nomadic, relocating when
>> drought or floods render traditional sites temporarily
>> unusable."  ...  Under the paragraph about Dispersal from breeding
>> site or colony - there is only one sentence: "Little information, but
>> prebreeding wandering seems more prevalent than
>> postbreeding."   Nothing about smallest know size for colonies.
>> Anita Carpenter and I observed four adults in this area together on
>> 23 May.  One bird was a good bit larger and brighter in color than
>> the other 3 - nothing in BNA to indicate any way to tell male and
>> female apart.  Don't know if the larger bird was a male or not.  One
>> or more of the birds have been reported by birders in this location
>> off and on all summer.
>> 
>> This wet area is not far from Rush Lake which is often mentioned as a
>> typical prairie pot-hole lake.  Herons and egrets have certainly used
>> the Rush Lake area for breeding and feeding in the passed - I do not
>> know about currently.
>> 
>> Just speculating, but it does seem possible (not probable) that 4
>> adults could have been doing some prebreeding wandering and liked
>> what they found here in May and had a nest.  I guess every colony has
>> to start somehow.
>> 
>> Bettie Harriman, the speculator
>> Oshkosh
>> 
>>   At 12:26 PM 8/15/2014, Ryan Brady wrote:
>>> Isn't this a colonial nesting species? I don't have access to the
>>> BNA account at the moment but is there a precedent for such an
>>> isolated breeding event? Are there any other wading bird colonies
>>> nearby? Would be great to know just how suggestive of local breeding
>>> this is given juvie herons, egrets, ibis, etc. are well-known for
>>> northward post-fledging dispersal.
>>> 
>>> Ryan Brady
>>> Washburn, Bayfield County, WI
>>> http://www.pbase.com/rbrady
>>> 
>>> 
>>>> Date: Fri, 15 Aug 2014 09:08:25 -0500
>>>> To: misterwanger AT gmail.com; wisbirdn AT freelists.org
>>>> From: bettie AT new.rr.com
>>>> Subject: [wisb] Re: Mascoutin today: Ibis and 10 shorebird species
>>>> 
>>>> If indeed nesting of the White-faced Ibis occurred at this location
>>>> this year - which sounds likely since one or more birds were seen all
>>>> summer - then I believe this is the FIRST known nesting of this
>>>> species in Wisconsin. If confirmed nesting for White-faced Ibis has
>>>> been reported since the Atlas I work was completed, I've missed
>>>> seeing it. We certainly did NOT have it during Atlas I, nor prior to
>>>> Atlas I. This area needs to be closely watched next year as Atlas II
>>>> work begins so that we can be positive if nesting occurs. Be great
>>>> to start the new Atlas with a new nesting species, as we had with
>>>> American White Pelican to begin Atlas I.
>>>> 
>>>> Bettie Harriman
>>>> Atlas I Project Director
>>>> Oshkosh
>>>> 
>>>> At 09:40 PM 8/14/2014, Mike Wanger wrote:
>>>>> Hi All:
>>>>> I made the run to the Mascoutin Trail Pond (Meadow Brook Rd west of 
>>>>> County
>>>>> Rd E) to hopefully catch the WHITE-FACED IBIS present there
>>> since mid-June,
>>>>> and was not disappointed. Four adults were present plus <> a
>>>>> juvenile -- perhaps breeding on site?
>>>>> 
>>>>> Water levels seem to be ideal for shorebirds -- lots o' mud and lots o'
>>>>> birds. Here's the shorebird component of the 43 species seen:
>>>>> 
>>>>> Semipalmated Plover 4
>>>>> Killdeer 60
>>>>> Solitary Sandpiper 2
>>>>> Greater Yellowlegs 2
>>>>> Lesser Yellowlegs 18
>>>>> Least Sandpiper 25
>>>>> Pectoral Sandpiper 12
>>>>> Semipalmated Sandpiper 8
>>>>> Wilson's Snipe 8
>>>>> Wilson's Phalarope 3
>>>>> 
>>>>> For those of you who haven't been, it's a great place for scoping
>>>>> shorebirds, especially given the shortage of mud in the Horicon area.
>>>>> 
>>>>> Good birding,
>>>>> Mike Wanger
>>>>> Milwaukee
>>>>> 
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> Date: Sat, 16 Aug 2014 15:49:27 -0500
> Subject: [wisb] Red Knot Hustisford Dodge Co. 8/16/14, some images, NEW 
today.. 

> From: Jim Edlhuber 
> 
> Hi all,
> This rare visitor to the state, the Red Knot was eating well when I left
> the river last night just before dark. I decided to make another run up
> there to Hustisford early morning to get a couple more images in day light
> thinking it would still be there. I did not see it when I arrived but Dave
> S. found it as he arrived a few minutes after I and he had his scope. This
> bird blends in very well with the habitat there. In fact a few times during
> my visit along with a couple other birders we lost sight of it and it was
> right in front of us but behind some thin vegetation. Like yesterday, this
> bird actively feed the whole time I was there other than it preened once.
> Nice to see this rare bird once more, what a beauty! Thanks again to Tom W.
> for finding this bird.
> 
> New images taken this morning 8/16/14 of the Red Knot at the link below if
> you care to view them:
> 
> 
> http://www.windowtowildlife.com/red-knot-hustisford-wisconsin-august-16-2014/
> 
> Thanks and good birding,
> 
> Jim Edlhuber
> Town of Genesee Waukesha Co.
> 
> 
> 
> ------------------------------
> 
> From: Brian Doverspike 
> Subject: [wisb] Red Knot - Hustisford, Blue Grosbeak - Spring Green
> Date: Sat, 16 Aug 2014 19:26:14 -0500
> 
> Becky and I had a rare day off together today with no plans so naturally we 
decided to head out and look for some birds. We started the day in Hustisford 
and the Red Knot was very cooperative. It didn't move more than ten feet the 
entire hour or so we were there. State bird! 

> Next we ventured down to Spring Green to look for Blue Grosbeaks. We arrived 
around 2 PM, so not an ideal time for birding, especially in mid August. It 
took us about an hour but finally we were able to watch an adult male fly for 
about ten seconds. Not a great look but we definitely saw a dark blue bird with 
rufous wing bars and the thick bill that you expect to see with Grosbeaks. Life 
bird! 

> 
> We also saw a Lark Sparrow at Spring Green a FOY for us. All in all not a bad 
day for mid August. Sorry about the garbled e-mail earlier. Just got a new 
Samsung Galaxy s5 and I am definitely not smarter than the phone! Still trying 
to figure out how to switch from Rich Text to Plain Text. 

> 
> Brian Doverspike and Becky Anderson
> Pardeeville, Columbia County
>                         
> 
> ------------------------------
> 
> Date: Sat, 16 Aug 2014 19:47:37 -0500
> Subject: [wisb] Baird's Sandpiper - Bradford Beach Milwaukee
> From: Mike Wanger 
> 
> Hi All:
> Mixed in with 2,000 human revelers, I managed to find a juvenile BAIRD'S
> SANDPIPER late this afternoon on the algae mat at the south end of Bradford
> Beach. Also present was a SANDERLING, and the usual SEMIPALMATED
> SANDPIPERS, LEAST SANDPIPERS, and SEMIPALMATED PLOVERS.
> 
> A couple of photos:
> 
> 
https://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/zor6nznBXj7mhp7r85ke-NFoUY6ALqwo6SpRxfPaqeA?feat=directlink 

> 
> 
https://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/zGbb0f0znww_548F8i12eNMTjNZETYmyPJy0liipFm0?feat=directlink 

> 
> Brave little birds!
> 
> Mike Wanger
> Milwaukee
> 
> 
> 
> ------------------------------
> 
> Date: Sat, 16 Aug 2014 20:20:11 -0500
> Subject: [wisb] Re: Spring Green Blue Grosbeaks
> From: Sunil Gopalan 
> 
> A juvenile Blue Grosbeak was photographed there this morning :)
> Sunil Gopalan - Madison
> 
> 
> On Fri, Aug 15, 2014 at 10:26 PM, Chris West 
> wrote:
> 
>> Hey everyone,
>> I stopped by Spring Green Preserve this afternoon to look for the
>> previously reported Blue Grosbeaks.
>> I found a pair (the pair?) at the back of the small parcel at the end of
>> Pearl Rd. The male sang from a couple different perches, then flew over to
>> the female, then they both flew off to the west and out of sight.
>> 
>> It'd be interesting to know whether they nested successfully or not. I
>> kind of wonder how much longer they'll stick around as well. Especially if
>> nesting was unsuccessful.
>> 
>> 
>> --Chris(Finally back home in Richland County
>> 
>> 
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>> first material expression be destroyed; a vanished harmony may yet again
>> inspire the composer; but when the last individual of a race of living
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>> such a one can be again."
>> 
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> Date: Sat, 16 Aug 2014 21:09:05 -0500
> Subject: [wisb] Shorebirds at Bradford Beach Milwaukee's Lakefront 8/15/14, 
som 

> From: Jim Edlhuber 
> 
> Hi all,
> 
> I made an early run yesterday morning to Bradford Beach on Milwaukee’s
> Lakefront with hopes in seeing some shorebirds. There is a nice algae bed
> forming on the south end. Just some of the more common shorebirds were
> feeding there. Species present were Semipalmated Plovers, Lesser
> Yellowlegs, Least Sandpipers, Semipalmated Sandpipers and Killdeer. No big
> finds, but it was still nice to be out on a pleasant morning birding before
> the beach gets busy.
> 
> Some images of some of the shorebirds from the beach there at the link
> below if you care to view them:
> 
> 
http://www.windowtowildlife.com/shorebirds-bradford-beach-milwaukee-wisconsin-august-15-2014/ 

> 
> Thanks and good birding,
> 
> Jim Edlhuber
> 
> Town of Genesee Waukesha Co.
> 
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Subject: Hustisford RED KNOT continues Sunday morning
From: "Rhonda Schrab" <rdzs AT nconnect.net>
Date: Sun, 17 Aug 2014 07:15:24 -0500
As of 7:00 a.m. Sunday morning the knot is still present on the river in 
the same area as yesterday.
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Subject: want Horicon field trip info (no bird sightings)
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Date: Sun, 17 Aug 2014 05:50:27 -0500
We are coming up from Chicago but can't leave here until 7:30
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Subject: Shorebirds at Bradford Beach Milwaukee's Lakefront 8/15/14, some images...
From: Jim Edlhuber <jimedlhuber AT gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 16 Aug 2014 21:09:05 -0500
Hi all,

I made an early run yesterday morning to Bradford Beach on Milwaukee’s
Lakefront with hopes in seeing some shorebirds. There is a nice algae bed
forming on the south end. Just some of the more common shorebirds were
feeding there. Species present were Semipalmated Plovers, Lesser
Yellowlegs, Least Sandpipers, Semipalmated Sandpipers and Killdeer. No big
finds, but it was still nice to be out on a pleasant morning birding before
the beach gets busy.

Some images of some of the shorebirds from the beach there at the link
below if you care to view them:


http://www.windowtowildlife.com/shorebirds-bradford-beach-milwaukee-wisconsin-august-15-2014/ 


Thanks and good birding,

Jim Edlhuber

Town of Genesee Waukesha Co.

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Subject: Re: Spring Green Blue Grosbeaks
From: Sunil Gopalan <sgopalan AT umich.edu>
Date: Sat, 16 Aug 2014 20:20:11 -0500
A juvenile Blue Grosbeak was photographed there this morning :)
Sunil Gopalan - Madison


On Fri, Aug 15, 2014 at 10:26 PM, Chris West 
wrote:

> Hey everyone,
> I stopped by Spring Green Preserve this afternoon to look for the
> previously reported Blue Grosbeaks.
> I found a pair (the pair?) at the back of the small parcel at the end of
> Pearl Rd. The male sang from a couple different perches, then flew over to
> the female, then they both flew off to the west and out of sight.
>
> It'd be interesting to know whether they nested successfully or not. I
> kind of wonder how much longer they'll stick around as well. Especially if
> nesting was unsuccessful.
>
>
> --Chris(Finally back home in Richland County
>
>
> Happy Birding! --Chris W, Richland CountyTour leader Swallowtail Birding
> Tours
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>
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> first material expression be destroyed; a vanished harmony may yet again
> inspire the composer; but when the last individual of a race of living
> things breathes no more, another heaven and another earth must pass before
> such a one can be again."
>
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Subject: Baird's Sandpiper - Bradford Beach Milwaukee
From: Mike Wanger <misterwanger AT gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 16 Aug 2014 19:47:37 -0500
Hi All:
Mixed in with 2,000 human revelers, I managed to find a juvenile BAIRD'S
SANDPIPER late this afternoon on the algae mat at the south end of Bradford
Beach. Also present was a SANDERLING, and the usual SEMIPALMATED
SANDPIPERS, LEAST SANDPIPERS, and SEMIPALMATED PLOVERS.

A couple of photos:


https://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/zor6nznBXj7mhp7r85ke-NFoUY6ALqwo6SpRxfPaqeA?feat=directlink 



https://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/zGbb0f0znww_548F8i12eNMTjNZETYmyPJy0liipFm0?feat=directlink 


Brave little birds!

Mike Wanger
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Subject: Red Knot - Hustisford, Blue Grosbeak - Spring Green
From: Brian Doverspike <briandoverspike AT hotmail.com>
Date: Sat, 16 Aug 2014 19:26:14 -0500
Becky and I had a rare day off together today with no plans so naturally we 
decided to head out and look for some birds. We started the day in Hustisford 
and the Red Knot was very cooperative. It didn't move more than ten feet the 
entire hour or so we were there. State bird! 

Next we ventured down to Spring Green to look for Blue Grosbeaks. We arrived 
around 2 PM, so not an ideal time for birding, especially in mid August. It 
took us about an hour but finally we were able to watch an adult male fly for 
about ten seconds. Not a great look but we definitely saw a dark blue bird with 
rufous wing bars and the thick bill that you expect to see with Grosbeaks. Life 
bird! 


We also saw a Lark Sparrow at Spring Green a FOY for us. All in all not a bad 
day for mid August. Sorry about the garbled e-mail earlier. Just got a new 
Samsung Galaxy s5 and I am definitely not smarter than the phone! Still trying 
to figure out how to switch from Rich Text to Plain Text. 


Brian Doverspike and Becky Anderson
Pardeeville, Columbia County
 		 	   		  
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Subject: Red Knot Hustisford Dodge Co. 8/16/14, some images, NEW today...
From: Jim Edlhuber <jimedlhuber AT gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 16 Aug 2014 15:49:27 -0500
Hi all,
This rare visitor to the state, the Red Knot was eating well when I left
the river last night just before dark. I decided to make another run up
there to Hustisford early morning to get a couple more images in day light
thinking it would still be there. I did not see it when I arrived but Dave
S. found it as he arrived a few minutes after I and he had his scope. This
bird blends in very well with the habitat there. In fact a few times during
my visit along with a couple other birders we lost sight of it and it was
right in front of us but behind some thin vegetation. Like yesterday, this
bird actively feed the whole time I was there other than it preened once.
Nice to see this rare bird once more, what a beauty! Thanks again to Tom W.
for finding this bird.

New images taken this morning 8/16/14 of the Red Knot at the link below if
you care to view them:


http://www.windowtowildlife.com/red-knot-hustisford-wisconsin-august-16-2014/

Thanks and good birding,

Jim Edlhuber
Town of Genesee Waukesha Co.


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Subject: Re: Mascoutin today: Ibis and 10 shorebird species
From: "Tom Schultz" <trschultz AT centurytel.net>
Date: Sat, 16 Aug 2014 15:06:32 -0500
This morning I visited the Mascoutin wetland (SW Winnebago Co.) for a while 
with Jon Roti Roti, and we may have witnessed behavior that strongly 
supports the breeding of White-faced Ibis at this location.  I was watching 
the juvenile with my spotting scope as it was associating with one of the 
adult ibises for at least 5-10 minutes.  They were not feeding at the time, 
but rather resting on the shore (in the vicinity of some sleeping Mallards) 
and preening side by side.  Suddenly the juvenile took off and flew to an 
adjacent pond (a distance of perhaps 40-50 feet) where another adult ibis 
was feeding.  It landed not far from the other ibis and then ran up to it, 
opening its mouth and slightly spreading and drooping its wings next to the 
other bird, as though it was food-begging.  I called Jon's attention to it, 
and he saw the same behavior.

This food-begging behavior didn't last long -- perhaps only about 5 
seconds -- but to me it represented very strong evidence that this was a 
"young-of-the-year" bird with one of its parents.  Coupled with the fact 
that these ibises (usually at least 3-4 individuals) have been present at 
this location all summer, this behavior strongly suggests that 
nesting/breeding did take place here in 2014.

Tom Schultz
Green Lake Co.

-----Original Message----- 
From: Schaufenbuel
Sent: Friday, August 15, 2014 9:24 PM
To: bettie AT new.rr.com
Cc: Ryan Brady ; misterwanger AT gmail.com ; Birding on the net
Subject: [wisb] Re: Mascoutin today: Ibis and 10 shorebird species



With the possibility of breeding by White-faced Ibis at Mascoutin, it
would be great to get some images of the juvenile bird.  Experts may be
able to determine the stage of the young bird's development and
determine if it could be capable of a long-distance post-breeding
dispersal flight from elsewhere.  Anyone up for it?

Joe

-- Joe Schaufenbuel Stevens Point Portage Co., WI


On 8/15/2014 1:46 PM, Bettie R. Harriman wrote:
> Yes, BNA account indicates that White-faced Ibis are colonial
> nesters.  There has been nesting in MN and Iowa.  "In w. U.S.
> breeding populations fluctuate markedly in size at major breeding
> centers from year to year, in response to changing habitat
> conditions.  Breeding adults appear to be nomadic, relocating when
> drought or floods render traditional sites temporarily
> unusable."  ...  Under the paragraph about Dispersal from breeding
> site or colony - there is only one sentence: "Little information, but
> prebreeding wandering seems more prevalent than
> postbreeding."   Nothing about smallest know size for colonies.
> Anita Carpenter and I observed four adults in this area together on
> 23 May.  One bird was a good bit larger and brighter in color than
> the other 3 - nothing in BNA to indicate any way to tell male and
> female apart.  Don't know if the larger bird was a male or not.  One
> or more of the birds have been reported by birders in this location
> off and on all summer.
>
> This wet area is not far from Rush Lake which is often mentioned as a
> typical prairie pot-hole lake.  Herons and egrets have certainly used
> the Rush Lake area for breeding and feeding in the passed - I do not
> know about currently.
>
> Just speculating, but it does seem possible (not probable) that 4
> adults could have been doing some prebreeding wandering and liked
> what they found here in May and had a nest.  I guess every colony has
> to start somehow.
>
> Bettie Harriman, the speculator
> Oshkosh
>
>    At 12:26 PM 8/15/2014, Ryan Brady wrote:
>> Isn't this a colonial nesting species? I don't have access to the
>> BNA account at the moment but is there a precedent for such an
>> isolated breeding event? Are there any other wading bird colonies
>> nearby? Would be great to know just how suggestive of local breeding
>> this is given juvie herons, egrets, ibis, etc. are well-known for
>> northward post-fledging dispersal.
>>
>> Ryan Brady
>> Washburn, Bayfield County, WI
>> http://www.pbase.com/rbrady
>>
>>
>>> Date: Fri, 15 Aug 2014 09:08:25 -0500
>>> To: misterwanger AT gmail.com; wisbirdn AT freelists.org
>>> From: bettie AT new.rr.com
>>> Subject: [wisb] Re: Mascoutin today: Ibis and 10 shorebird species
>>>
>>> If indeed nesting of the White-faced Ibis occurred at this location
>>> this year - which sounds likely since one or more birds were seen all
>>> summer - then I believe this is the FIRST known nesting of this
>>> species in Wisconsin. If confirmed nesting for White-faced Ibis has
>>> been reported since the Atlas I work was completed, I've missed
>>> seeing it. We certainly did NOT have it during Atlas I, nor prior to
>>> Atlas I. This area needs to be closely watched next year as Atlas II
>>> work begins so that we can be positive if nesting occurs. Be great
>>> to start the new Atlas with a new nesting species, as we had with
>>> American White Pelican to begin Atlas I.
>>>
>>> Bettie Harriman
>>> Atlas I Project Director
>>> Oshkosh
>>>
>>> At 09:40 PM 8/14/2014, Mike Wanger wrote:
>>>> Hi All:
>>>> I made the run to the Mascoutin Trail Pond (Meadow Brook Rd west of 
>>>> County
>>>> Rd E) to hopefully catch the WHITE-FACED IBIS present there
>> since mid-June,
>>>> and was not disappointed. Four adults were present plus <> a
>>>> juvenile -- perhaps breeding on site?
>>>>
>>>> Water levels seem to be ideal for shorebirds -- lots o' mud and lots o'
>>>> birds. Here's the shorebird component of the 43 species seen:
>>>>
>>>> Semipalmated Plover 4
>>>> Killdeer 60
>>>> Solitary Sandpiper 2
>>>> Greater Yellowlegs 2
>>>> Lesser Yellowlegs 18
>>>> Least Sandpiper 25
>>>> Pectoral Sandpiper 12
>>>> Semipalmated Sandpiper 8
>>>> Wilson's Snipe 8
>>>> Wilson's Phalarope 3
>>>>
>>>> For those of you who haven't been, it's a great place for scoping
>>>> shorebirds, especially given the shortage of mud in the Horicon area.
>>>>
>>>> Good birding,
>>>> Mike Wanger
>>>> Milwaukee
>>>>
>>>>
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Subject: Birds in Art 2014
From: Dan Belter <bwhawk55 AT gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 16 Aug 2014 14:37:42 -0500
Fellow Birders, I've attached a list of events for the upcoming Birds
in Art exhibit at the Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum in Wausau, being
held from September 6 - November 16, 2014. This year the museum is
marking the 100th anniversary of the extinction of the Passenger
Pigeon with a variety of guest and programs all throughout the dates
listed above. I know I'll be attending the October 19th showing of
"From Billions to None" for sure. Birds in Art is coming up very soon,
and as always, I can't wait to see what this years art exhibit will
have! For more information about the Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum,
visit their web site at www.lywam.org
-- 
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Marathon County, WI


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Subject: Red Knot still in Hustiford 1:00-1:50
From: Mike Reese <mikereese AT wisconsinbutterflies.org>
Date: Sat, 16 Aug 2014 14:16:39 -0500
Thanks to everyone who posted about the Red Knot. It was feeding in a small 
area on the river the whole time I was there. As a bonus I also got to meet 
Eric Howe! 


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Subject: Re: wisbirdn Digest V7 #235
From: Rick Hill <woodreps AT gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 16 Aug 2014 13:58:14 -0500
Our thanks to the several folks who have contributed to the internship fund
for the Cedar Grove Ornithological Research Station!  We are not yet to our
goal, but CGORS could not get by without your help.  We will be training
two interns this year with one staying at the station 24-7 and the other
coming up Monday through Friday.  They will be assisting the volunteer
Master Bander and the two sub-permit banders who are rotating schedules to
have a bander at the station full time.
Though the station is small and not set up for visitors, you can see the
annual migration better from the Bill Coward Memorial Observatory Tower at
the Forest Beach Reserve just south of the station. The best times for
viewing raptors migrating are on days with North to Northwest winds that
push the raptors along the coastline of Lake Michigan.
I will occasionally post updates on our progress through the season
whenever we can get to town and log on to the internet. (Does anyone want
to donate the cost to hook us up to the web?)
Keep your eye on the sky,
Many Thanks,
Tom Meyer, John Bower, Rick Hill and the Team at CGORS.
PS: Donations can be sent to CGORS C/O Rick Hill PO Box 156 Glenbeulah, WI
53023



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> wisbirdn Digest Fri, 15 Aug 2014        Volume: 07  Issue: 235
>
> In This Issue:
>                 [wisb] tough news of raptor shootings
>                 [wisb] Re: Mascoutin today: Ibis and 10 shorebird species
>                 [wisb] Re: Mascoutin today: Ibis and 10 shorebird species
>                 [wisb] Re: Mascoutin today: Ibis and 10 shorebird species
>                 [wisb] Re: Mascoutin today: Ibis and 10 shorebird species
>                 [wisb] Re: Mascoutin today: Ibis and 10 shorebird species
>                 [wisb] RED KNOT-Dodge Co. Hustisford right now, Fri
> 5:00p.m.
>                 [wisb] Wind Lake sod farm question
>                 [wisb] Re: Wind Lake sod farm question
>                 [wisb] Red Knot at Hustisford in Dodge County
>                 [wisb] Re: Wind Lake sod farm question
>                 [wisb] Re: Mascoutin today: Ibis and 10 shorebird species
>                 [wisb] Red Knot Hustisford Dodge Co. 8/15/14, some
> images...
>                 [wisb] Re: Red Knot Hustisford Dodge Co. 8/15/14, some
> image
>                 [wisb] Spring Green Blue Grosbeaks
>
> ----------------------------------------------------------------------
>
> Subject: [wisb] tough news of raptor shootings
> From: ""  (Redacted sender "
> betsyacorn AT aol.com" for DMARC)
> Date: Fri, 15 Aug 2014 10:03:14 -0400 (EDT)
>
>
> 
http://www.jsonline.com/news/crime/officials-search-for-wisconsin-osprey-owl-shooter-b99331354z1-271376281.html 

>
> Betsy Abert, So. Milwaukee
>
>
> ------------------------------
>
> Date: Fri, 15 Aug 2014 09:08:25 -0500
> From: "Bettie R. Harriman" 
> Subject: [wisb] Re: Mascoutin today: Ibis and 10 shorebird species
>
> If indeed nesting of the White-faced Ibis occurred at this location
> this year - which sounds likely since one or more birds were seen all
> summer - then I believe this is the FIRST known nesting of this
> species in Wisconsin.  If confirmed nesting for White-faced Ibis has
> been reported since the Atlas I work was completed, I've missed
> seeing it.  We certainly did NOT have it during Atlas I, nor prior to
> Atlas I.  This area needs to be closely watched next year as Atlas II
> work begins so that we can be positive if nesting occurs.  Be great
> to start the new Atlas with a new nesting species, as we had with
> American White Pelican to begin Atlas I.
>
> Bettie Harriman
> Atlas I Project Director
> Oshkosh
>
>    At 09:40 PM 8/14/2014, Mike Wanger wrote:
> >Hi All:
> >I made the run to the Mascoutin Trail Pond (Meadow Brook Rd west of County
> >Rd E) to hopefully catch the WHITE-FACED IBIS present there since
> mid-June,
> >and was not disappointed. Four adults were present plus <> a
> >juvenile -- perhaps breeding on site?
> >
> >Water levels seem to be ideal for shorebirds -- lots o' mud and lots o'
> >birds. Here's the shorebird component of the 43 species seen:
> >
> >Semipalmated Plover  4
> >Killdeer  60
> >Solitary Sandpiper  2
> >Greater Yellowlegs  2
> >Lesser Yellowlegs  18
> >Least Sandpiper  25
> >Pectoral Sandpiper  12
> >Semipalmated Sandpiper  8
> >Wilson's Snipe  8
> >Wilson's Phalarope  3
> >
> >For those of you who haven't been, it's a great place for scoping
> >shorebirds, especially given the shortage of mud in the Horicon area.
> >
> >Good birding,
> >Mike Wanger
> >Milwaukee
> >
> >
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> ------------------------------
>
> From: Ryan Brady 
> Subject: [wisb] Re: Mascoutin today: Ibis and 10 shorebird species
> Date: Fri, 15 Aug 2014 11:26:48 -0600
>
> Isn't this a colonial nesting species? I don't have access to the BNA
> account at the moment but is there a precedent for such an isolated
> breeding event? Are there any other wading bird colonies nearby? Would be
> great to know just how suggestive of local breeding this is given juvie
> herons, egrets, ibis, etc. are well-known for northward post-fledging
> dispersal.
> Ryan Brady
> Washburn, Bayfield County, WI
> http://www.pbase.com/rbrady
>
> > Date: Fri, 15 Aug 2014 09:08:25 -0500
> > To: misterwanger AT gmail.com; wisbirdn AT freelists.org
> > From: bettie AT new.rr.com
> > Subject: [wisb] Re: Mascoutin today: Ibis and 10 shorebird species
> >
> > If indeed nesting of the White-faced Ibis occurred at this location
> > this year - which sounds likely since one or more birds were seen all
> > summer - then I believe this is the FIRST known nesting of this
> > species in Wisconsin.  If confirmed nesting for White-faced Ibis has
> > been reported since the Atlas I work was completed, I've missed
> > seeing it.  We certainly did NOT have it during Atlas I, nor prior to
> > Atlas I.  This area needs to be closely watched next year as Atlas II
> > work begins so that we can be positive if nesting occurs.  Be great
> > to start the new Atlas with a new nesting species, as we had with
> > American White Pelican to begin Atlas I.
> >
> > Bettie Harriman
> > Atlas I Project Director
> > Oshkosh
> >
> >    At 09:40 PM 8/14/2014, Mike Wanger wrote:
> > >Hi All:
> > >I made the run to the Mascoutin Trail Pond (Meadow Brook Rd west of
> County
> > >Rd E) to hopefully catch the WHITE-FACED IBIS present there since
> mid-June,
> > >and was not disappointed. Four adults were present plus <> a
> > >juvenile -- perhaps breeding on site?
> > >
> > >Water levels seem to be ideal for shorebirds -- lots o' mud and lots o'
> > >birds. Here's the shorebird component of the 43 species seen:
> > >
> > >Semipalmated Plover  4
> > >Killdeer  60
> > >Solitary Sandpiper  2
> > >Greater Yellowlegs  2
> > >Lesser Yellowlegs  18
> > >Least Sandpiper  25
> > >Pectoral Sandpiper  12
> > >Semipalmated Sandpiper  8
> > >Wilson's Snipe  8
> > >Wilson's Phalarope  3
> > >
> > >For those of you who haven't been, it's a great place for scoping
> > >shorebirds, especially given the shortage of mud in the Horicon area.
> > >
> > >Good birding,
> > >Mike Wanger
> > >Milwaukee
> > >
> > >
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> ------------------------------
>
> Date: Fri, 15 Aug 2014 13:46:16 -0500
> From: "Bettie R. Harriman" 
> Subject: [wisb] Re: Mascoutin today: Ibis and 10 shorebird species
>
> Yes, BNA account indicates that White-faced Ibis are colonial
> nesters.  There has been nesting in MN and Iowa.  "In w. U.S.
> breeding populations fluctuate markedly in size at major breeding
> centers from year to year, in response to changing habitat
> conditions.  Breeding adults appear to be nomadic, relocating when
> drought or floods render traditional sites temporarily
> unusable."  ...  Under the paragraph about Dispersal from breeding
> site or colony - there is only one sentence: "Little information, but
> prebreeding wandering seems more prevalent than
> postbreeding."   Nothing about smallest know size for colonies.
> Anita Carpenter and I observed four adults in this area together on
> 23 May.  One bird was a good bit larger and brighter in color than
> the other 3 - nothing in BNA to indicate any way to tell male and
> female apart.  Don't know if the larger bird was a male or not.  One
> or more of the birds have been reported by birders in this location
> off and on all summer.
>
> This wet area is not far from Rush Lake which is often mentioned as a
> typical prairie pot-hole lake.  Herons and egrets have certainly used
> the Rush Lake area for breeding and feeding in the passed - I do not
> know about currently.
>
> Just speculating, but it does seem possible (not probable) that 4
> adults could have been doing some prebreeding wandering and liked
> what they found here in May and had a nest.  I guess every colony has
> to start somehow.
>
> Bettie Harriman, the speculator
> Oshkosh
>
>   At 12:26 PM 8/15/2014, Ryan Brady wrote:
> >Isn't this a colonial nesting species? I don't have access to the
> >BNA account at the moment but is there a precedent for such an
> >isolated breeding event? Are there any other wading bird colonies
> >nearby? Would be great to know just how suggestive of local breeding
> >this is given juvie herons, egrets, ibis, etc. are well-known for
> >northward post-fledging dispersal.
> >
> >Ryan Brady
> >Washburn, Bayfield County, WI
> >http://www.pbase.com/rbrady
> >
> >
> > > Date: Fri, 15 Aug 2014 09:08:25 -0500
> > > To: misterwanger AT gmail.com; wisbirdn AT freelists.org
> > > From: bettie AT new.rr.com
> > > Subject: [wisb] Re: Mascoutin today: Ibis and 10 shorebird species
> > >
> > > If indeed nesting of the White-faced Ibis occurred at this location
> > > this year - which sounds likely since one or more birds were seen all
> > > summer - then I believe this is the FIRST known nesting of this
> > > species in Wisconsin. If confirmed nesting for White-faced Ibis has
> > > been reported since the Atlas I work was completed, I've missed
> > > seeing it. We certainly did NOT have it during Atlas I, nor prior to
> > > Atlas I. This area needs to be closely watched next year as Atlas II
> > > work begins so that we can be positive if nesting occurs. Be great
> > > to start the new Atlas with a new nesting species, as we had with
> > > American White Pelican to begin Atlas I.
> > >
> > > Bettie Harriman
> > > Atlas I Project Director
> > > Oshkosh
> > >
> > > At 09:40 PM 8/14/2014, Mike Wanger wrote:
> > > >Hi All:
> > > >I made the run to the Mascoutin Trail Pond (Meadow Brook Rd west of
> County
> > > >Rd E) to hopefully catch the WHITE-FACED IBIS present there
> > since mid-June,
> > > >and was not disappointed. Four adults were present plus <> a
> > > >juvenile -- perhaps breeding on site?
> > > >
> > > >Water levels seem to be ideal for shorebirds -- lots o' mud and lots
> o'
> > > >birds. Here's the shorebird component of the 43 species seen:
> > > >
> > > >Semipalmated Plover 4
> > > >Killdeer 60
> > > >Solitary Sandpiper 2
> > > >Greater Yellowlegs 2
> > > >Lesser Yellowlegs 18
> > > >Least Sandpiper 25
> > > >Pectoral Sandpiper 12
> > > >Semipalmated Sandpiper 8
> > > >Wilson's Snipe 8
> > > >Wilson's Phalarope 3
> > > >
> > > >For those of you who haven't been, it's a great place for scoping
> > > >shorebirds, especially given the shortage of mud in the Horicon area.
> > > >
> > > >Good birding,
> > > >Mike Wanger
> > > >Milwaukee
> > > >
> > > >
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>
> ------------------------------
>
> From: Richter Museum 
> Subject: [wisb] Re: Mascoutin today: Ibis and 10 shorebird species
> Date: Fri, 15 Aug 2014 19:24:16 +0000
>
> What is needed is good photographic documentation that the "juvenile" is
> actually that.  If it is already a flying individual then there will always
> be a question of whether it was locally produced or a wander from the south
> or west.
>
> Since the 1960's they have been ranging further north with breeding
> colonies in ID, MT, ND, SD, even into Alberta and probably Manitoba.
> Breeding here would not be unlikely!  One should remember however that the
> more southern and numerous nesting population were several months ahead of
> our phenology, and that northward wandering are pretty common.
>
> Tom Erdman, Green Bay
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: wisbirdn-bounce AT freelists.org [mailto:wisbirdn-bounce AT freelists.org]
> On Behalf Of Bettie R. Harriman
> Sent: Friday, August 15, 2014 1:46 PM
> To: Ryan Brady; misterwanger AT gmail.com; Birding on the net
> Subject: [wisb] Re: Mascoutin today: Ibis and 10 shorebird species
>
> Yes, BNA account indicates that White-faced Ibis are colonial nesters.
> There has been nesting in MN and Iowa.  "In w. U.S.
> breeding populations fluctuate markedly in size at major breeding centers
> from year to year, in response to changing habitat conditions.  Breeding
> adults appear to be nomadic, relocating when drought or floods render
> traditional sites temporarily unusable."  ...  Under the paragraph about
> Dispersal from breeding site or colony - there is only one sentence:
> "Little information, but prebreeding wandering seems more prevalent than
> postbreeding."   Nothing about smallest know size for colonies.
> Anita Carpenter and I observed four adults in this area together on
> 23 May.  One bird was a good bit larger and brighter in color than the
> other 3 - nothing in BNA to indicate any way to tell male and female
> apart.  Don't know if the larger bird was a male or not.  One or more of
> the birds have been reported by birders in this location off and on all
> summer.
>
> This wet area is not far from Rush Lake which is often mentioned as a
> typical prairie pot-hole lake.  Herons and egrets have certainly used the
> Rush Lake area for breeding and feeding in the passed - I do not know about
> currently.
>
> Just speculating, but it does seem possible (not probable) that 4 adults
> could have been doing some prebreeding wandering and liked what they found
> here in May and had a nest.  I guess every colony has to start somehow.
>
> Bettie Harriman, the speculator
> Oshkosh
>
>   At 12:26 PM 8/15/2014, Ryan Brady wrote:
> >Isn't this a colonial nesting species? I don't have access to the BNA
> >account at the moment but is there a precedent for such an isolated
> >breeding event? Are there any other wading bird colonies nearby? Would
> >be great to know just how suggestive of local breeding this is given
> >juvie herons, egrets, ibis, etc. are well-known for northward
> >post-fledging dispersal.
> >
> >Ryan Brady
> >Washburn, Bayfield County, WI
> >http://www.pbase.com/rbrady
> >
> >
> > > Date: Fri, 15 Aug 2014 09:08:25 -0500
> > > To: misterwanger AT gmail.com; wisbirdn AT freelists.org
> > > From: bettie AT new.rr.com
> > > Subject: [wisb] Re: Mascoutin today: Ibis and 10 shorebird species
> > >
> > > If indeed nesting of the White-faced Ibis occurred at this location
> > > this year - which sounds likely since one or more birds were seen
> > > all summer - then I believe this is the FIRST known nesting of this
> > > species in Wisconsin. If confirmed nesting for White-faced Ibis has
> > > been reported since the Atlas I work was completed, I've missed
> > > seeing it. We certainly did NOT have it during Atlas I, nor prior to
> > > Atlas I. This area needs to be closely watched next year as Atlas II
> > > work begins so that we can be positive if nesting occurs. Be great
> > > to start the new Atlas with a new nesting species, as we had with
> > > American White Pelican to begin Atlas I.
> > >
> > > Bettie Harriman
> > > Atlas I Project Director
> > > Oshkosh
> > >
> > > At 09:40 PM 8/14/2014, Mike Wanger wrote:
> > > >Hi All:
> > > >I made the run to the Mascoutin Trail Pond (Meadow Brook Rd west of
> > > >County Rd E) to hopefully catch the WHITE-FACED IBIS present there
> > since mid-June,
> > > >and was not disappointed. Four adults were present plus <> a
> > > >juvenile -- perhaps breeding on site?
> > > >
> > > >Water levels seem to be ideal for shorebirds -- lots o' mud and lots
> o'
> > > >birds. Here's the shorebird component of the 43 species seen:
> > > >
> > > >Semipalmated Plover 4
> > > >Killdeer 60
> > > >Solitary Sandpiper 2
> > > >Greater Yellowlegs 2
> > > >Lesser Yellowlegs 18
> > > >Least Sandpiper 25
> > > >Pectoral Sandpiper 12
> > > >Semipalmated Sandpiper 8
> > > >Wilson's Snipe 8
> > > >Wilson's Phalarope 3
> > > >
> > > >For those of you who haven't been, it's a great place for scoping
> > > >shorebirds, especially given the shortage of mud in the Horicon area.
> > > >
> > > >Good birding,
> > > >Mike Wanger
> > > >Milwaukee
> > > >
> > > >
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>
> From: "Rick Burkman" 
> Subject: [wisb] Re: Mascoutin today: Ibis and 10 shorebird species
> Date: Fri, 15 Aug 2014 14:25:07 -0500
>
> Ryan,
>
> You are right - this is a colonial nester and I don't know of any
> individual
> nesting records (that doesn't mean they don't happen ... but I haven't
> found
> documentation of that during a brief search).
>
> Sincerely,
>
> Rick Burkman
> Washburn, Bayfield Co., WI
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: wisbirdn-bounce AT freelists.org [mailto:wisbirdn-bounce AT freelists.org]
> On Behalf Of Ryan Brady
> Sent: Friday, August 15, 2014 12:27 PM
> To: Bettie R. Harriman; misterwanger AT gmail.com; Birding on the net
> Subject: [wisb] Re: Mascoutin today: Ibis and 10 shorebird species
>
> Isn't this a colonial nesting species? I don't have access to the BNA
> account at the moment but is there a precedent for such an isolated
> breeding
> event? Are there any other wading bird colonies nearby? Would be great to
> know just how suggestive of local breeding this is given juvie herons,
> egrets, ibis, etc. are well-known for northward post-fledging dispersal.
> Ryan Brady
> Washburn, Bayfield County, WI
> http://www.pbase.com/rbrady
>
> > Date: Fri, 15 Aug 2014 09:08:25 -0500
> > To: misterwanger AT gmail.com; wisbirdn AT freelists.org
> > From: bettie AT new.rr.com
> > Subject: [wisb] Re: Mascoutin today: Ibis and 10 shorebird species
> >
> > If indeed nesting of the White-faced Ibis occurred at this location
> > this year - which sounds likely since one or more birds were seen all
> > summer - then I believe this is the FIRST known nesting of this
> > species in Wisconsin.  If confirmed nesting for White-faced Ibis has
> > been reported since the Atlas I work was completed, I've missed seeing
> > it.  We certainly did NOT have it during Atlas I, nor prior to Atlas
> > I.  This area needs to be closely watched next year as Atlas II work
> > begins so that we can be positive if nesting occurs.  Be great to
> > start the new Atlas with a new nesting species, as we had with
> > American White Pelican to begin Atlas I.
> >
> > Bettie Harriman
> > Atlas I Project Director
> > Oshkosh
> >
> >    At 09:40 PM 8/14/2014, Mike Wanger wrote:
> > >Hi All:
> > >I made the run to the Mascoutin Trail Pond (Meadow Brook Rd west of
> > >County Rd E) to hopefully catch the WHITE-FACED IBIS present there
> > >since mid-June, and was not disappointed. Four adults were present
> > >plus <> a juvenile -- perhaps breeding on site?
> > >
> > >Water levels seem to be ideal for shorebirds -- lots o' mud and lots o'
> > >birds. Here's the shorebird component of the 43 species seen:
> > >
> > >Semipalmated Plover  4
> > >Killdeer  60
> > >Solitary Sandpiper  2
> > >Greater Yellowlegs  2
> > >Lesser Yellowlegs  18
> > >Least Sandpiper  25
> > >Pectoral Sandpiper  12
> > >Semipalmated Sandpiper  8
> > >Wilson's Snipe  8
> > >Wilson's Phalarope  3
> > >
> > >For those of you who haven't been, it's a great place for scoping
> > >shorebirds, especially given the shortage of mud in the Horicon area.
> > >
> > >Good birding,
> > >Mike Wanger
> > >Milwaukee
> > >
> > >
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>
> From: "Rhonda Schrab" 
> Subject: [wisb] RED KNOT-Dodge Co. Hustisford right now, Fri 5:00p.m.
> Date: Fri, 15 Aug 2014 17:35:27 -0500
>
> I got down to the river in Hustisford late this afternoon to find Tom Wood
> there and set up. First thing he said was he was trying to relocate a
> possible Red Knot. I quickly set up my scope and within a minute or two we
> were both on the bird and indeed it was a Red Knot, a life bird for me. It
> was near the north shore directly across from the power substation. Eight
> other shorebird species present, greater yellowlegs, lesser yellowlegs,
> pectoral sandpiper, least sandpiper, semi-palmated sandpiper, solitary
> sandpiper, spotted sandpiper and killdeer. I will check again tomorrow and
> post results. Jeff Bahls, how about a Bigby?
>  Dave Schrab
>  Dodge Co
>
>
>
> ------------------------------
>
> From: Daryl Tessen 
> Subject: [wisb] Wind Lake sod farm question
> Date: Fri, 15 Aug 2014 17:37:25 -0500
>
> I have not seen any posts on the the Wind Lake sod farm since Ty & Ida had
> a Buff-breasted Sandpiper over a week ago.  Has any one checked it recently
> and if so, what was or was not seen?  "Buffies" seem to be unusually scarce
> so far this fall.  I have checked the Anderson sod farm west of Appleton
> rather regularly with nothing but Killdeer (150 today) and a few Horned
> Larks and Sandhill Cranes.  Ditto the Green Meadows sod farm by Stevens
> Point although I have only been there a few times.  Any updates would be
> appreciated in regard to Wind Lake.  Thanks in advance.
> Daryl Tessen
> Appleton,, WI
>
>
> ------------------------------
>
> Date: Fri, 15 Aug 2014 17:42:37 -0500
> Subject: [wisb] Re: Wind Lake sod farm question
> From: Jennifer Ambrose 
>
> Eric Howe saw a golden plover there earlier this week. Hoy hosts a field
> trip out to the sod farms in September, I believe.
> Jennifer A
> Milwaukee
> On Aug 15, 2014 5:39 PM, "Daryl Tessen"  wrote:
>
> > I have not seen any posts on the the Wind Lake sod farm since Ty & Ida
> had
> > a Buff-breasted Sandpiper over a week ago.  Has any one checked it
> recently
> > and if so, what was or was not seen?  "Buffies" seem to be unusually
> scarce
> > so far this fall.  I have checked the Anderson sod farm west of Appleton
> > rather regularly with nothing but Killdeer (150 today) and a few Horned
> > Larks and Sandhill Cranes.  Ditto the Green Meadows sod farm by Stevens
> > Point although I have only been there a few times.  Any updates would be
> > appreciated in regard to Wind Lake.  Thanks in advance.
> > Daryl Tessen
> > Appleton,, WI
> >
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>
> ------------------------------
>
> From: "Tom Wood" 
> Subject: [wisb] Red Knot at Hustisford in Dodge County
> Date: Fri, 15 Aug 2014 17:49:13 -0500
>
> This afternoon, below the dam in Hustisford, a Red Knot was present along
> with 8 more common shorebird species (Wilson's Phalarope was not present
> today). The Red Knot is still in mostly breeding plumage; the red is still
> on the breast and face, but nearly absent on the belly. There are a few
> plain gray scapulars that will be part of the bird's winter plumage. I was
> glad that Dave Schrab showed up because it was a life bird for him and he
> was the person who told us about this place.
> To reach this location from STH60, turn north on Rubicon St. (there is a
> gas
> station on the northeast corner just west of the river), then take a right
> onto Mill Street and drive to its end and turn right on Griffith St.  Go to
> the end of Griffith St. and use the turnaround to go back to the utility
> company. Park just past the utility company and walk down to the river
> along
> the utility company fence. If you walk along the back of the utility
> company
> fence there is a rough path through the grass. Look for a clear path down
> to
> rocky shoreline of the river and start checking the shorebirds.
>
> Thomas Wood, Menomonee Falls, Waukesha County
>
>
>
>
>
>
> ------------------------------
>
> Date: Fri, 15 Aug 2014 20:39:20 -0500
> Subject: [wisb] Re: Wind Lake sod farm question
> From: Mike Wanger 
>
> Daryl,
> Steve Lubahn and I were there on the 9th and whiffed on buffies. In 1.5
> miles, this was all we found:
>
> Killdeer  35
> Blue Jay  2
> American Crow  6
> Horned Lark  25
> Tree Swallow  10
> Barn Swallow  8
> Song Sparrow  5
> sparrow sp.  1
> Dickcissel  1
> Brewer's Blackbird  15
>
> Mike Wanger
> Milwaukee
>
>
> On Fri, Aug 15, 2014 at 5:42 PM, Jennifer Ambrose 
> wrote:
>
> > Eric Howe saw a golden plover there earlier this week. Hoy hosts a field
> > trip out to the sod farms in September, I believe.
> > Jennifer A
> > Milwaukee
> > On Aug 15, 2014 5:39 PM, "Daryl Tessen"  wrote:
> >
> > > I have not seen any posts on the the Wind Lake sod farm since Ty & Ida
> > had
> > > a Buff-breasted Sandpiper over a week ago.  Has any one checked it
> > recently
> > > and if so, what was or was not seen?  "Buffies" seem to be unusually
> > scarce
> > > so far this fall.  I have checked the Anderson sod farm west of
> Appleton
> > > rather regularly with nothing but Killdeer (150 today) and a few Horned
> > > Larks and Sandhill Cranes.  Ditto the Green Meadows sod farm by Stevens
> > > Point although I have only been there a few times.  Any updates would
> be
> > > appreciated in regard to Wind Lake.  Thanks in advance.
> > > Daryl Tessen
> > > Appleton,, WI
> > >
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>
> ------------------------------
>
> Date: Fri, 15 Aug 2014 21:24:45 -0500
> From: Schaufenbuel 
> Subject: [wisb] Re: Mascoutin today: Ibis and 10 shorebird species
>
>
>
> With the possibility of breeding by White-faced Ibis at Mascoutin, it
> would be great to get some images of the juvenile bird.  Experts may be
> able to determine the stage of the young bird's development and
> determine if it could be capable of a long-distance post-breeding
> dispersal flight from elsewhere.  Anyone up for it?
>
> Joe
>
> -- Joe Schaufenbuel Stevens Point Portage Co., WI
>
>
> On 8/15/2014 1:46 PM, Bettie R. Harriman wrote:
> > Yes, BNA account indicates that White-faced Ibis are colonial
> > nesters.  There has been nesting in MN and Iowa.  "In w. U.S.
> > breeding populations fluctuate markedly in size at major breeding
> > centers from year to year, in response to changing habitat
> > conditions.  Breeding adults appear to be nomadic, relocating when
> > drought or floods render traditional sites temporarily
> > unusable."  ...  Under the paragraph about Dispersal from breeding
> > site or colony - there is only one sentence: "Little information, but
> > prebreeding wandering seems more prevalent than
> > postbreeding."   Nothing about smallest know size for colonies.
> > Anita Carpenter and I observed four adults in this area together on
> > 23 May.  One bird was a good bit larger and brighter in color than
> > the other 3 - nothing in BNA to indicate any way to tell male and
> > female apart.  Don't know if the larger bird was a male or not.  One
> > or more of the birds have been reported by birders in this location
> > off and on all summer.
> >
> > This wet area is not far from Rush Lake which is often mentioned as a
> > typical prairie pot-hole lake.  Herons and egrets have certainly used
> > the Rush Lake area for breeding and feeding in the passed - I do not
> > know about currently.
> >
> > Just speculating, but it does seem possible (not probable) that 4
> > adults could have been doing some prebreeding wandering and liked
> > what they found here in May and had a nest.  I guess every colony has
> > to start somehow.
> >
> > Bettie Harriman, the speculator
> > Oshkosh
> >
> >    At 12:26 PM 8/15/2014, Ryan Brady wrote:
> >> Isn't this a colonial nesting species? I don't have access to the
> >> BNA account at the moment but is there a precedent for such an
> >> isolated breeding event? Are there any other wading bird colonies
> >> nearby? Would be great to know just how suggestive of local breeding
> >> this is given juvie herons, egrets, ibis, etc. are well-known for
> >> northward post-fledging dispersal.
> >>
> >> Ryan Brady
> >> Washburn, Bayfield County, WI
> >> http://www.pbase.com/rbrady
> >>
> >>
> >>> Date: Fri, 15 Aug 2014 09:08:25 -0500
> >>> To: misterwanger AT gmail.com; wisbirdn AT freelists.org
> >>> From: bettie AT new.rr.com
> >>> Subject: [wisb] Re: Mascoutin today: Ibis and 10 shorebird species
> >>>
> >>> If indeed nesting of the White-faced Ibis occurred at this location
> >>> this year - which sounds likely since one or more birds were seen all
> >>> summer - then I believe this is the FIRST known nesting of this
> >>> species in Wisconsin. If confirmed nesting for White-faced Ibis has
> >>> been reported since the Atlas I work was completed, I've missed
> >>> seeing it. We certainly did NOT have it during Atlas I, nor prior to
> >>> Atlas I. This area needs to be closely watched next year as Atlas II
> >>> work begins so that we can be positive if nesting occurs. Be great
> >>> to start the new Atlas with a new nesting species, as we had with
> >>> American White Pelican to begin Atlas I.
> >>>
> >>> Bettie Harriman
> >>> Atlas I Project Director
> >>> Oshkosh
> >>>
> >>> At 09:40 PM 8/14/2014, Mike Wanger wrote:
> >>>> Hi All:
> >>>> I made the run to the Mascoutin Trail Pond (Meadow Brook Rd west of
> County
> >>>> Rd E) to hopefully catch the WHITE-FACED IBIS present there
> >> since mid-June,
> >>>> and was not disappointed. Four adults were present plus <> a
> >>>> juvenile -- perhaps breeding on site?
> >>>>
> >>>> Water levels seem to be ideal for shorebirds -- lots o' mud and lots
> o'
> >>>> birds. Here's the shorebird component of the 43 species seen:
> >>>>
> >>>> Semipalmated Plover 4
> >>>> Killdeer 60
> >>>> Solitary Sandpiper 2
> >>>> Greater Yellowlegs 2
> >>>> Lesser Yellowlegs 18
> >>>> Least Sandpiper 25
> >>>> Pectoral Sandpiper 12
> >>>> Semipalmated Sandpiper 8
> >>>> Wilson's Snipe 8
> >>>> Wilson's Phalarope 3
> >>>>
> >>>> For those of you who haven't been, it's a great place for scoping
> >>>> shorebirds, especially given the shortage of mud in the Horicon area.
> >>>>
> >>>> Good birding,
> >>>> Mike Wanger
> >>>> Milwaukee
> >>>>
> >>>>
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> --
> Joe Schaufenbuel
> Stevens Point
> Portage Co., WI
>
>
> ------------------------------
>
> Date: Fri, 15 Aug 2014 22:14:59 -0500
> Subject: [wisb] Red Knot Hustisford Dodge Co. 8/15/14, some images...
> From: Jim Edlhuber 
>
> Hi all,
> After seeing a post this evening of a rare visitor to Wisconsin, a Red Knot
> in Hustisford, I made the trip up there just before dark. The bird was
> present at 7:00 pm as reported below the wires over the river below the
> dam. A new life bird for me.  Thanks to Dave S. for finding this bird and
> reporting it along with posts by Tom W.
>
> A few images taken this evening at the link below if you care to view them:
>
>
> http://www.windowtowildlife.com/red-knot-hustisford-wisconsin-august-15-2014/
>
> Thanks and good birding,
>
> Jim Edlhuber
> Town of Genesee Waukesha Co.
>
>
>
> ------------------------------
>
> From: "Rhonda Schrab" 
> Subject: [wisb] Re: Red Knot Hustisford Dodge Co. 8/15/14, some images...
> Date: Fri, 15 Aug 2014 22:22:36 -0500
>
> Thanks to Tom W. for finding the bird. He was there before I was and saw it
> before I did. No matter to me, still a life bird for me too.
>  Dave Schrab
>  Dodge Co.
>
>
>
> ----------------------------------------
>  From: "Jim Edlhuber" 
> Sent: Friday, August 15, 2014 10:16 PM
> To: "wisbirdn" 
> Subject: [wisb] Red Knot Hustisford Dodge Co. 8/15/14, some images...
> Hi all,
> After seeing a post this evening of a rare visitor to Wisconsin, a Red
> Knot
> in Hustisford, I made the trip up there just before dark. The bird was
> present at 7:00 pm as reported below the wires over the river below the
> dam. A new life bird for me. Thanks to Dave S. for finding this bird and
> reporting it along with posts by Tom W.
>
> A few images taken this evening at the link below if you care to view
> them:
>
>
> http://www.windowtowildlife.com/red-knot-hustisford-wisconsin-august-15-2014
> /
>
> Thanks and good birding,
>
> Jim Edlhuber
> Town of Genesee Waukesha Co.
>
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>
>
>
> ------------------------------
>
> From: Chris West 
> Subject: [wisb] Spring Green Blue Grosbeaks
> Date: Fri, 15 Aug 2014 22:26:42 -0500
>
> Hey everyone,
> I stopped by Spring Green Preserve this afternoon to look for the
> previously reported Blue Grosbeaks.
> I found a pair (the pair?) at the back of the small parcel at the end of
> Pearl Rd. The male sang from a couple different perches, then flew over to
> the female, then they both flew off to the west and out of sight.
>
> It'd be interesting to know whether they nested successfully or not. I
> kind of wonder how much longer they'll stick around as well. Especially if
> nesting was unsuccessful.
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Subject: Butterflies in Bloom in Sheboygan : )
From: "Dave&Margaret Brasser" <2shebbirders AT gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 16 Aug 2014 12:50:01 -0500
As the day heats up, we turn from birds to butterflies.
Now that our Butterfly Bush is FINALLY blooming,
the butterflies are pouring in.  How do they know this?!?!?
Just now we were thrilled to once again find a 
Hummingbird Clearwing Moth (a.k.a. "Baby Hummingbird"!)
buzzing around the light purple blossoms.
And it was competing with a
Great-spangled Fritillary!
A new "Life Butterfly" for our backyard!  
The 12th recorded since 2010!
I've wanted to see one of those for a long time,
just so I could say the name of it!  : )
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Sheboygan
Sheboygan County

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Subject: Red Knot -Hustisford
From: briandoverspike <briandoverspike AT hotmail.com>
Date: Sat, 16 Aug 2014 12:13:44 -0500
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Subject: Nighthawks! Waukesha Co.
From: Andrea Szymczak <harrierhawk1 AT gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 16 Aug 2014 10:53:01 -0500
Last night we counted 12 (including one group of 8) at Lapham Peak SP.
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Waukesha, WI

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Subject: Sheboygan Merlins take flight : )
From: "Dave&Margaret Brasser" <2shebbirders AT gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 16 Aug 2014 10:32:31 -0500
"We have lift-off!" : ) After many weeks of hosting the family of Merlins in 
our spruce tree, hearing their strident calls, and marveling at their aerial 
acrobatics, we realized this past week that they seem to have dispersed further 
around the neighborhood. We still see and hear them occasionally, but it is a 
joy to know "our" Merlins have taken flight and are part of the wonderful world 
of birds and birding. : ) 

P.S. We are thankful that the number and variety of birds coming to our feeders 
has not diminished, although the little birds would freeze or hide when the 
Merlins were around. : ) 

P.P.S. But it would have been helpful if they could have taken out at least a 
couple of the zillions of House Sparrows that chow down our birdseed... 

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Subject: Re: RED KNOT Hustisford Saturday morning YES
From: Jeremy Meyer <jmeyer4044 AT gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 16 Aug 2014 10:21:10 -0500
Has anyone been there in the last hour?  Was it seen?
Jeremy Meyer
Franklin, Wisconsin
On Aug 16, 2014 8:33 AM, "Rhonda Schrab"  wrote:

> Tried to post this earlier but think I did something wrong. As of Saturday
> morning at 7:30 the red knot was still present on the river in Hustisford.
>  Dave Schrab
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Subject: Bluebird mystery- Milwaukee county
From: "Dan and Mary Pat Panetti" <dpanetti AT wi.rr.com>
Date: Sat, 16 Aug 2014 08:57:27 -0500
A friend checked on his blue bird nestlings which are about 10 days old. He 
sends me a picture to interpret for him as he's never seen anything like it. 
Three feathered young laying on the wooden bottom of the box- Entire nest is 
missing- Birds are fine- Sends me a second picture from 10 days earlier showing 
newly hatched young in fully built nest. I thought he was pulling my leg, 
however he is not a leg pulling sort. Anyone ever heard of this? Box is close 
by, easily monitored from inside his house. What's up?? 

Dan Panetti
S.E. Ozaukee county
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Subject: RED KNOT Hustisford Saturday morning YES
From: "Rhonda Schrab" <rdzs AT nconnect.net>
Date: Sat, 16 Aug 2014 08:32:02 -0500
Tried to post this earlier but think I did something wrong. As of Saturday 
morning at 7:30 the red knot was still present on the river in Hustisford.
 Dave Schrab
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Subject: Spring Green theater
From: Alan & Joan Linquist <linquists AT att.net>
Date: Sat, 16 Aug 2014 06:23:25 -0700
My wife and I attended a performance of Shakespeare;s Much Ado About Nothing at 
the American Players' Theater on the hill last night and during the first act, 
you could hear two whip-o-wills loudly call in the surrounding trees. 

Alan Linquist 

visiting Spring Green
Sauk County
Wisconsin

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Subject: Shorebirds Sauk Prairie
From: James Schwarz <jfschwar AT facstaff.wisc.edu>
Date: Sat, 16 Aug 2014 00:17:27 -0500
Sorry for the late post, but I would like to give a shorebird update for the 
Sauk City Canoe Launch and the Prairie du Sac VFW. 


On Thursday, the Canoe Launch had only a single Lesser Yellowlegs, two Spotted 
Sandpipers and 6 Killdeer. Conditions appear to be the same as when there were 
large numbers of shorebirds, so they may return. There were good numbers of 
Turkey Vulture and a couple of Eagles in the area. This may be one cause for 
the lack of birds. 


This may also be why more shorebirds showed up north of the VFW park. Birds are 
along the left bank of the river. 

A scope is needed from the beach below the park, although you could get closer 
by walking along the beach. I got wet feet yesterday because the beach was 
under water in places. I didn't get as close as I would have liked. There were 
no unexpected birds and only a few species Thursday. 

Birds included:
5 Spotted Sandpipers
40 Killdeer
2 Lesser Yellowlegs
15 Peeps I was unable to ID from a distance.
Not earth-shaking birding. Just a note to let you know they are in the area.

Also note that a new boat launch is being built at the VFW park. There is a 
chance that the park will be closed during construction. Hope not. 


Jim Schwarz
Madison, Dane Co
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Subject: Spring Green Blue Grosbeaks
From: Chris West <little_blue_birdie AT msn.com>
Date: Fri, 15 Aug 2014 22:26:42 -0500
Hey everyone, 
I stopped by Spring Green Preserve this afternoon to look for the previously 
reported Blue Grosbeaks. 

I found a pair (the pair?) at the back of the small parcel at the end of Pearl 
Rd. The male sang from a couple different perches, then flew over to the 
female, then they both flew off to the west and out of sight. 


It'd be interesting to know whether they nested successfully or not. I kind of 
wonder how much longer they'll stick around as well. Especially if nesting was 
unsuccessful. 



--Chris(Finally back home in Richland County


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Subject: Re: Red Knot Hustisford Dodge Co. 8/15/14, some images...
From: "Rhonda Schrab" <rdzs AT nconnect.net>
Date: Fri, 15 Aug 2014 22:22:36 -0500
Thanks to Tom W. for finding the bird. He was there before I was and saw it 
before I did. No matter to me, still a life bird for me too.
 Dave Schrab
 Dodge Co.
  
  
  
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 From: "Jim Edlhuber" 
Sent: Friday, August 15, 2014 10:16 PM
To: "wisbirdn" 
Subject: [wisb] Red Knot Hustisford Dodge Co. 8/15/14, some images...   
Hi all,
After seeing a post this evening of a rare visitor to Wisconsin, a Red 
Knot
in Hustisford, I made the trip up there just before dark. The bird was
present at 7:00 pm as reported below the wires over the river below the
dam. A new life bird for me. Thanks to Dave S. for finding this bird and
reporting it along with posts by Tom W.

A few images taken this evening at the link below if you care to view 
them:

http://www.windowtowildlife.com/red-knot-hustisford-wisconsin-august-15-2014
/

Thanks and good birding,

Jim Edlhuber
Town of Genesee Waukesha Co.

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Subject: Red Knot Hustisford Dodge Co. 8/15/14, some images...
From: Jim Edlhuber <jimedlhuber AT gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 15 Aug 2014 22:14:59 -0500
Hi all,
After seeing a post this evening of a rare visitor to Wisconsin, a Red Knot
in Hustisford, I made the trip up there just before dark. The bird was
present at 7:00 pm as reported below the wires over the river below the
dam. A new life bird for me.  Thanks to Dave S. for finding this bird and
reporting it along with posts by Tom W.

A few images taken this evening at the link below if you care to view them:

http://www.windowtowildlife.com/red-knot-hustisford-wisconsin-august-15-2014/

Thanks and good birding,

Jim Edlhuber
Town of Genesee Waukesha Co.


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Subject: Re: Mascoutin today: Ibis and 10 shorebird species
From: Schaufenbuel <schaufenbuel AT charter.net>
Date: Fri, 15 Aug 2014 21:24:45 -0500

With the possibility of breeding by White-faced Ibis at Mascoutin, it 
would be great to get some images of the juvenile bird.  Experts may be 
able to determine the stage of the young bird's development and 
determine if it could be capable of a long-distance post-breeding 
dispersal flight from elsewhere.  Anyone up for it?

Joe

-- Joe Schaufenbuel Stevens Point Portage Co., WI


On 8/15/2014 1:46 PM, Bettie R. Harriman wrote:
> Yes, BNA account indicates that White-faced Ibis are colonial
> nesters.  There has been nesting in MN and Iowa.  "In w. U.S.
> breeding populations fluctuate markedly in size at major breeding
> centers from year to year, in response to changing habitat
> conditions.  Breeding adults appear to be nomadic, relocating when
> drought or floods render traditional sites temporarily
> unusable."  ...  Under the paragraph about Dispersal from breeding
> site or colony - there is only one sentence: "Little information, but
> prebreeding wandering seems more prevalent than
> postbreeding."   Nothing about smallest know size for colonies.
> Anita Carpenter and I observed four adults in this area together on
> 23 May.  One bird was a good bit larger and brighter in color than
> the other 3 - nothing in BNA to indicate any way to tell male and
> female apart.  Don't know if the larger bird was a male or not.  One
> or more of the birds have been reported by birders in this location
> off and on all summer.
>
> This wet area is not far from Rush Lake which is often mentioned as a
> typical prairie pot-hole lake.  Herons and egrets have certainly used
> the Rush Lake area for breeding and feeding in the passed - I do not
> know about currently.
>
> Just speculating, but it does seem possible (not probable) that 4
> adults could have been doing some prebreeding wandering and liked
> what they found here in May and had a nest.  I guess every colony has
> to start somehow.
>
> Bettie Harriman, the speculator
> Oshkosh
>
>    At 12:26 PM 8/15/2014, Ryan Brady wrote:
>> Isn't this a colonial nesting species? I don't have access to the
>> BNA account at the moment but is there a precedent for such an
>> isolated breeding event? Are there any other wading bird colonies
>> nearby? Would be great to know just how suggestive of local breeding
>> this is given juvie herons, egrets, ibis, etc. are well-known for
>> northward post-fledging dispersal.
>>
>> Ryan Brady
>> Washburn, Bayfield County, WI
>> http://www.pbase.com/rbrady
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>>
>>> Date: Fri, 15 Aug 2014 09:08:25 -0500
>>> To: misterwanger AT gmail.com; wisbirdn AT freelists.org
>>> From: bettie AT new.rr.com
>>> Subject: [wisb] Re: Mascoutin today: Ibis and 10 shorebird species
>>>
>>> If indeed nesting of the White-faced Ibis occurred at this location
>>> this year - which sounds likely since one or more birds were seen all
>>> summer - then I believe this is the FIRST known nesting of this
>>> species in Wisconsin. If confirmed nesting for White-faced Ibis has
>>> been reported since the Atlas I work was completed, I've missed
>>> seeing it. We certainly did NOT have it during Atlas I, nor prior to
>>> Atlas I. This area needs to be closely watched next year as Atlas II
>>> work begins so that we can be positive if nesting occurs. Be great
>>> to start the new Atlas with a new nesting species, as we had with
>>> American White Pelican to begin Atlas I.
>>>
>>> Bettie Harriman
>>> Atlas I Project Director
>>> Oshkosh
>>>
>>> At 09:40 PM 8/14/2014, Mike Wanger wrote:
>>>> Hi All:
>>>> I made the run to the Mascoutin Trail Pond (Meadow Brook Rd west of County
>>>> Rd E) to hopefully catch the WHITE-FACED IBIS present there
>> since mid-June,
>>>> and was not disappointed. Four adults were present plus <> a
>>>> juvenile -- perhaps breeding on site?
>>>>
>>>> Water levels seem to be ideal for shorebirds -- lots o' mud and lots o'
>>>> birds. Here's the shorebird component of the 43 species seen:
>>>>
>>>> Semipalmated Plover 4
>>>> Killdeer 60
>>>> Solitary Sandpiper 2
>>>> Greater Yellowlegs 2
>>>> Lesser Yellowlegs 18
>>>> Least Sandpiper 25
>>>> Pectoral Sandpiper 12
>>>> Semipalmated Sandpiper 8
>>>> Wilson's Snipe 8
>>>> Wilson's Phalarope 3
>>>>
>>>> For those of you who haven't been, it's a great place for scoping
>>>> shorebirds, especially given the shortage of mud in the Horicon area.
>>>>
>>>> Good birding,
>>>> Mike Wanger
>>>> Milwaukee
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Subject: Re: Wind Lake sod farm question
From: Mike Wanger <misterwanger AT gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 15 Aug 2014 20:39:20 -0500
Daryl,
Steve Lubahn and I were there on the 9th and whiffed on buffies. In 1.5
miles, this was all we found:

Killdeer  35
Blue Jay  2
American Crow  6
Horned Lark  25
Tree Swallow  10
Barn Swallow  8
Song Sparrow  5
sparrow sp.  1
Dickcissel  1
Brewer's Blackbird  15

Mike Wanger
Milwaukee


On Fri, Aug 15, 2014 at 5:42 PM, Jennifer Ambrose 
wrote:

> Eric Howe saw a golden plover there earlier this week. Hoy hosts a field
> trip out to the sod farms in September, I believe.
> Jennifer A
> Milwaukee
> On Aug 15, 2014 5:39 PM, "Daryl Tessen"  wrote:
>
> > I have not seen any posts on the the Wind Lake sod farm since Ty & Ida
> had
> > a Buff-breasted Sandpiper over a week ago.  Has any one checked it
> recently
> > and if so, what was or was not seen?  "Buffies" seem to be unusually
> scarce
> > so far this fall.  I have checked the Anderson sod farm west of Appleton
> > rather regularly with nothing but Killdeer (150 today) and a few Horned
> > Larks and Sandhill Cranes.  Ditto the Green Meadows sod farm by Stevens
> > Point although I have only been there a few times.  Any updates would be
> > appreciated in regard to Wind Lake.  Thanks in advance.
> > Daryl Tessen
> > Appleton,, WI
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Subject: Red Knot at Hustisford in Dodge County
From: "Tom Wood" <tcwood729 AT wi.rr.com>
Date: Fri, 15 Aug 2014 17:49:13 -0500
This afternoon, below the dam in Hustisford, a Red Knot was present along
with 8 more common shorebird species (Wilson's Phalarope was not present
today). The Red Knot is still in mostly breeding plumage; the red is still
on the breast and face, but nearly absent on the belly. There are a few
plain gray scapulars that will be part of the bird's winter plumage. I was
glad that Dave Schrab showed up because it was a life bird for him and he
was the person who told us about this place.
To reach this location from STH60, turn north on Rubicon St. (there is a gas
station on the northeast corner just west of the river), then take a right
onto Mill Street and drive to its end and turn right on Griffith St.  Go to
the end of Griffith St. and use the turnaround to go back to the utility
company. Park just past the utility company and walk down to the river along
the utility company fence. If you walk along the back of the utility company
fence there is a rough path through the grass. Look for a clear path down to
rocky shoreline of the river and start checking the shorebirds.

Thomas Wood, Menomonee Falls, Waukesha County

 



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Subject: Re: Wind Lake sod farm question
From: Jennifer Ambrose <jenthreat AT gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 15 Aug 2014 17:42:37 -0500
Eric Howe saw a golden plover there earlier this week. Hoy hosts a field
trip out to the sod farms in September, I believe.
Jennifer A
Milwaukee
On Aug 15, 2014 5:39 PM, "Daryl Tessen"  wrote:

> I have not seen any posts on the the Wind Lake sod farm since Ty & Ida had
> a Buff-breasted Sandpiper over a week ago.  Has any one checked it recently
> and if so, what was or was not seen?  "Buffies" seem to be unusually scarce
> so far this fall.  I have checked the Anderson sod farm west of Appleton
> rather regularly with nothing but Killdeer (150 today) and a few Horned
> Larks and Sandhill Cranes.  Ditto the Green Meadows sod farm by Stevens
> Point although I have only been there a few times.  Any updates would be
> appreciated in regard to Wind Lake.  Thanks in advance.
> Daryl Tessen
> Appleton,, WI
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Subject: Wind Lake sod farm question
From: Daryl Tessen <bhaunts AT gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 15 Aug 2014 17:37:25 -0500
I have not seen any posts on the the Wind Lake sod farm since Ty & Ida had a 
Buff-breasted Sandpiper over a week ago. Has any one checked it recently and if 
so, what was or was not seen? "Buffies" seem to be unusually scarce so far this 
fall. I have checked the Anderson sod farm west of Appleton rather regularly 
with nothing but Killdeer (150 today) and a few Horned Larks and Sandhill 
Cranes. Ditto the Green Meadows sod farm by Stevens Point although I have only 
been there a few times. Any updates would be appreciated in regard to Wind 
Lake. Thanks in advance. 

Daryl Tessen
Appleton,, WI

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