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18 Dec Oshkosh CBC results via Benson & Bruce ["Paul Bruce" ]
18 Dec Fw: [mou-net] Sax-Zim Bog Festival filling fast! Spaces still available [Peter Fissel ]
17 Dec Madison CBC Birds and Beers [Kyle Lindemer ]
17 Dec Amherst Goldfinch ["" ]
17 Dec Re: Alert concerning flu viruses in birds [Ian Plummer ]
17 Dec Re: Alert concerning flu viruses in birds [Ian Plummer ]
17 Dec Waterloo and Columbus CBCs [Peter Fissel ]
17 Dec Online birding chat - Noon Today [Ryan Brady ]
17 Dec Fw: Milwaukee Northridge Lake Gulls ["Carol Moerke" ]
17 Dec Milwaukee Northridge Lake Gulls ["Carol Moerke" ]
17 Dec Fw: Sherman Nature Explorers and Turville Point [Peter Fissel ]
17 Dec Madison CBC- Gulls! [Kyle Lindemer ]
17 Dec Great Horned Owls [Carol Jaksic ]
16 Dec Dodge Co. Juneau area Snowy owl and Merlin continue today ["Rhonda Schrab" ]
16 Dec Pine siskins have arrived in La Crosse area [Mary Strasser ]
16 Dec Alert concerning flu viruses in birds [Victoria Sokolowski ]
16 Dec Re: Snowy aging and sexing Milwaukee bird [Jennifer Ambrose ]
16 Dec WISCONSIN BREEDING BIRD ATLAS PARTICIPANTS - PLEASE READ! ["Nick Anich" ]
16 Dec Appleton CBC---prelim results [Daryl Tessen ]
16 Dec Common Loons, Big Cedar Lake, Washington County ["Eileen Worman" ]
15 Dec Horicon Marsh Bird Club Program Dec 18th [Jeffrey Bahls ]
15 Dec Snowy Owl Brown County []
15 Dec Common Eider--Superior [Daryl Tessen ]
15 Dec Dodge Co. Juneau area SNOWY OWL, MERLIN ["Rhonda Schrab" ]
14 Dec Racine Co - Loon - Wind Point area [Eric Howe ]
14 Dec Snowy, near Manitowoc [Diane D ]
13 Dec Columbia County Snowy Owls ["Michael John Jaeger" ]
14 Dec Columbus CBC this Tuesday [Peter Fissel ]
13 Dec RFI: Snowy Owls, Green Bay area [Aaron Milenski ]
13 Dec Hoary Redpoll and Harris's Sparrow-Columbia Co. [Laura Wentz ]
13 Dec White-winged Scoter Dane Co [Rob Pendergast ]
13 Dec 3-toed WP NO [Douglas Stratton ]
13 Dec Western Great Lakes Bird and Bat Observatory (and related) news [William Mueller ]
13 Dec Wis. Breeding Bird Atlas II - Kickoff Meeting Feb. 27-March 1, 2015 [Karen Etter Hale ]
12 Dec Map for N Hawk Owl, etc in Eau Claire [A Geraghty ]
12 Dec Snowy Owl and Bald Eagle in Sheboygan [Jim and Julie Hess ]
12 Dec Re: {Chippewa Valley Birding} Hawk Owl still there this pm [Myles Hurlburt ]
12 Dec Hawk Owl still there this pm ["Janine Polk" ]
11 Dec Snowy Owl in Ozaukee County ["David Snell" ]
11 Dec Northern hawk owl - Eau Claire [Ryan Chrouser ]
11 Dec Re: [wisb northern Hawk owl near Eau Claire [Ryan Chrouser ]
11 Dec 125+ Snowy Owls in the state [Ryan Brady ]
11 Dec Re: [wisb northern Hawk owl near Eau Claire [Seth Spencer ]
11 Dec Live raptor event in South Milwaukee tonight ["" ]
11 Dec American Three-toed Woodpecker Burnett Co. 12/10/14...some images [Jim Edlhuber ]
11 Dec SE Milwaukee County CBC volunteers? 12/20 ["" ]
11 Dec Madison Birders: CBC Opportunity [Kyle Lindemer ]
11 Dec It's "Count Week" for early CBCs! [Peter Fissel ]
11 Dec Red Knot (Calidris canutus rufa) listed as threatened by USFWS ["Judy s." ]
11 Dec Am. Three-toed Wdpkr, Hawk Owl=yes [Alyssa DeRubeis ]
10 Dec Leucistic Hawk Update and Correction []
10 Dec Madison area gull forecast for CBC ["Steve Thiessen" ]
10 Dec Observers needed = Pardeeville CBC [Paul Schwalbe ]
10 Dec CBC field counter sign [Peter Fissel ]
10 Dec Madison CBC Birds and Beers [Kyle Lindemer ]
9 Dec Leucistic Red-tailed Hawk, Manitowoc County []
9 Dec Snowy-Barred & Short-Eared Owls Paradise Valley Wildlife Area ["Spencer Stehno" ]
9 Dec Hawk Owl south of Eau Claire -- YES ["Janine Polk" ]
09 Dec Reminder about antlerless deer hunt this weekend [Peter Fissel ]
8 Dec Door Co rough-legged and FOY Redpolls [Paul Regnier ]
8 Dec Glaucous Gull - Door County ["Sue Peterson" ]
8 Dec Alert: Three-toed Woodpecker- Burnett Cty [Tom Prestby ]
7 Dec Tufted Titmouse in Denmark, WI ["Wayne Kuhn" ]
7 Dec Short-Eared Owls Paradise Valley Wildlife Area ["Spencer Stehno" ]
7 Dec Freedom Snowy Owls--Outagamie County [Robert Mead ]
7 Dec Common Goldeneye, Greater and Lesser Scaups at Lakeshore State Park MKE 12/7/14, some images..... [Jim Edlhuber ]
7 Dec LOY House wren- no, Brewers blackbird- yes ["Dan and Mary Pat Panetti" ]
6 Dec Short-Eared-Owls Yes Paradise Valley Dousman Waukesha Cnty ["Spencer Stehno" ]
6 Dec Long-tailed Duck South Shore Yacht Club 16/6/14, some images... [Jim Edlhuber ]
6 Dec Re: Long Tail Duck - Milwauk ["Jym Mooney & Carol Lee Hopkins" ]
6 Dec Bohemian Waxwings in Door County []
6 Dec Re: hunting great blue heron [Jeremy Meyer ]
6 Dec hunting great blue heron ["John Byrne" ]
06 Dec Long Tail Duck - Milwauk [EjWheeler ]
06 Dec Snowy Owl Sighting [EjWheeler ]
6 Dec Harris's Sparrow Columbia Co. YES [Laura Wentz ]

Subject: Oshkosh CBC results via Benson & Bruce
From: "Paul Bruce" <dmarc-noreply AT freelists.org> (Redacted sender "birdsandfish50@yahoo.com" for DMARC)
Date: Thu, 18 Dec 2014 05:42:11 +0000 (UTC)
Hello all.  Another CBC has come and gone and time for the results. 
Weatherwise, the fog had a major role in how birding was affected which made 
for a poor count, species-wise. But despite the 24 species obtained Mark and I 
were graced with some decent sightings. Without further ado, here are the 
vitals: Temps were around 40, snow patches, light winds. Times: 6 hours for the 
day, all in car,perhaps 1/2 hr on foot. Miles traveled 27 in the am, 20 in the 
afternoon, 47 all day. Individual total, 608. Birds seen --  Redtail hawks 2, 
Am Kestrel 1, Herring Gull 2, Rock Dove 22, Mourning Dove 15, Red-bellied Wdp. 
7, Downy 11, Hairy 7, Horned Lark 6, Blue Jay 12, Am. Crow 23Blackcap Chickadee 
54 ! (higher than usual), TUFTED TITMOUSE 1, White-breasted Nuthatch 20, Eur. 
Starling 147,  No. Cardinal 31, Am. Tree Sparrow 37, WHITE-THR. SPARROW 1, 
 Dark-eyed Junco 103,  Lapl. Longspur 1, Red-winged Blackbird 4,  Am 
Goldfinch 22,  House Finch 9, House Sparrow 70.  Needless to say 

 conditions were less than favorable, when the fog lifted, THEN we could see 
hawks better, (unless they were in your face). The titmouse was seen roadside 
just SW of Fisk, being fairly cooperative for Mark to take pics. The RW's were 
at a feeder IN Fisk. another highlight was getting 8 cardinals all at once. The 
herring gulls flew over the titmouse site. The WT sparrow was at my folks 
house. Birds during the count period inc. a flicker at Wittman airport's woods, 
Short-eared Owl calling late Tuesday night along Cty M barely making the 
deadline. Big question as my final word, is ANYONE seeing ANY redbreasted 
nuthatches anywhere? They could not be found in my usual places where I see 
them. Maybe they're becoming an irruptive species. Comments? Otherwise, my 
write-up is now respectfully submitted, Paul Bruce and the transportation 
provided by Mark Benson, again, thank you, buddy.  

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Subject: Fw: [mou-net] Sax-Zim Bog Festival filling fast! Spaces still available
From: Peter Fissel <peter.fissel AT wisc.edu>
Date: Thu, 18 Dec 2014 03:23:27 +0000
________________________________
From: "Claudia"  (Redacted sender 
"cgiamati AT yahoo.com" for DMARC) 

Sent: Wednesday, December 17, 2014 6:20 PM
To: Peter Fissel
Subject: Fwd: [mou-net] Sax-Zim Bog Festival filling fast! Spaces still 
available 


Could you please post this to wisb???
Thanks,
Redacted Claudia

Knowledge of the path is no substitute for putting one foot in front of the 
other 


Begin forwarded message:

From: sparky stensaas 
> 

Date: December 17, 2014 at 11:29:30 AM CST
To: MOU-NET AT LISTS.UMN.EDU
Subject: [mou-net] Sax-Zim Bog Festival filling fast! Spaces still available
Reply-To: sparky stensaas 
> 


The Sax-Zim Bog Winter Bird Festival is filling fast but space is still 
available! 


Go to www.sax-zim bog.com for details and to register.

Fun day-long field trips to Sax-Zim Bog, Duluth and Lake County to find boreal 
bird specialties. 


Great evening speakers including author/photographer Stan Tekiela on Friday 
night and The Big Year participant Greg Miller (the Jack Black character) 
telling behind-the-scene stories on Saturday night. Good stuff! 


Festival is organized by the Toivola-Meadowlands Development Board.

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Subject: Madison CBC Birds and Beers
From: Kyle Lindemer <kyle.lindemer AT gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 17 Dec 2014 17:22:39 -0600
This is a reminder about the Madison Birds and Beers on Saturday. If you are 
planning on attending, please let me know, so we know how many seats to save. 


> There will be a Madison Birds and Beers on Saturday, December 20, at 5:30 pm 
at The Great Dane-Hilldale. 

> 
> 357 Price Pl
> Madison, Wisconsin 53705
> 
> If you are not part of the compiling event, come by early to help save seats. 
If you are compiling, we will keep a seat warm for you. 

> 
> Kyle Lindemer
> Madison, Dane County
> 
> Sent from my iPhone
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Subject: Amherst Goldfinch
From: "" <dmarc-noreply AT freelists.org> (Redacted sender "ewbirdingwis@aol.com" for DMARC)
Date: Wed, 17 Dec 2014 14:20:19 -0500
I have a large flock of Goldfinch coming in to my feeders daily. I counted 74 
just now and stated out loud, "I wish there would be another species joining 
them". Just then I spotted one lone Redpoll. I think that may be the first. 

Wyleen High
Rural Amherst, Portage CO

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Subject: Re: Alert concerning flu viruses in birds
From: Ian Plummer <iplummer AT wisc.edu>
Date: Wed, 17 Dec 2014 10:43:47 -0600
My first link didn't work. The corrected 
link:http://www.nwhc.usgs.gov/publications/wildlife_health_bulletins/WHB_2014-05_H5N8.pdf 





On 12/17/14, Ian Plummer  wrote:
> More avian influenza outbreak info provided by USGS 
here:http://www.nwhc.usgs.gov/publications/wildlife_health_bulletins/WHB_2014-05_H5N8.pdfand 
here:http://www.nwhc.usgs.gov/disease_information/avian_influenza/ 

> 
> 
> WI DNR recommends reporting dead birds via the dead bird 
hotline:1-800-433-1610 

> 
> 
> Ian Plummer
> Dane County
> 
> 
> 
> On 12/16/14, Victoria Sokolowski wrote:
> > Just got an alert from the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture that I 
thought I would share - 

> > 
> > 
> > H5N2 Found in Northern Pintail Ducks and H5N8 Found in Captive Gyrfalcons 
in Washington State 

> > 
> > The United States Department of Agricultures (USDA) Animal and Plant 
Health Inspection Service (APHIS) today confirmed the presence of highly 
pathogenic (HP) H5 avian influenza (AI) in wild birds in the state of 
Washington. Two separate virus strains were identified: HPAI H5N2 in northern 
pintail ducks and HPAI H5N8 in captive Gyrfalcons that were fed hunter-killed 
wild birds. Neither virus has been found in commercial poultry anywhere in the 
United States. 

> > 
> > Both H5N2 and H5N8 viruses have been found in other parts of the world and 
have not caused any human infection to date. The wild birds carrying the virus 
are believed to have migrated on the Pacific migratory flyway. Wisconsin is 
located in the Mississippi flyway. 

> > 
> > The Washington findings were quickly reported and identified due to 
increased surveillance in light of the HPAI H5N2 avian influenza affecting 
commercial poultry in British Columbia, Canada. Washington State, USDA, and 
other Federal partners are working jointly on additional surveillance and 
testing of birds in the nearby area. 

> > 
> > While there is no immediate public health concern with either of these 
viruses, there may be international trade implications resulting from the 
announcement of the findings. 

> > 
> > All bird owners nationwide, whether commercial producers or backyard 
enthusiasts, are encouraged to practice good biosecurity, prevent contact 
between their birds and wild birds, and to report sick birds or unusual bird 
deaths. To report sick or dead domestic birds, contact DATCP at 
datcpanimals AT wi.gov. To report sick or dead wild birds, call the USDA at 
1-866-536-7593. 

> > 
> > Additional information on biosecurity for backyard flocks can be found 
athealthybirds.aphis.usda.gov. 

> > 
> > Victoria Sokolowski, DVM
> > Ladysmith, WI
> > Rusk County
> > 
> > 
> >
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Subject: Re: Alert concerning flu viruses in birds
From: Ian Plummer <iplummer AT wisc.edu>
Date: Wed, 17 Dec 2014 10:24:58 -0600
More avian influenza outbreak info provided by USGS 
here:http://www.nwhc.usgs.gov/publications/wildlife_health_bulletins/WHB_2014-05_H5N8.pdfand 
here:http://www.nwhc.usgs.gov/disease_information/avian_influenza/ 



WI DNR recommends reporting dead birds via the dead bird 
hotline:1-800-433-1610 



Ian Plummer
Dane County



On 12/16/14, Victoria Sokolowski  wrote:
> Just got an alert from the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture that I thought 
I would share - 

> 
> 
> H5N2 Found in Northern Pintail Ducks and H5N8 Found in Captive Gyrfalcons in 
Washington State 

> 
> The United States Department of Agricultures (USDA) Animal and Plant Health 
Inspection Service (APHIS) today confirmed the presence of highly pathogenic 
(HP) H5 avian influenza (AI) in wild birds in the state of Washington. Two 
separate virus strains were identified: HPAI H5N2 in northern pintail ducks and 
HPAI H5N8 in captive Gyrfalcons that were fed hunter-killed wild birds. Neither 
virus has been found in commercial poultry anywhere in the United States. 

> 
> Both H5N2 and H5N8 viruses have been found in other parts of the world and 
have not caused any human infection to date. The wild birds carrying the virus 
are believed to have migrated on the Pacific migratory flyway. Wisconsin is 
located in the Mississippi flyway. 

> 
> The Washington findings were quickly reported and identified due to increased 
surveillance in light of the HPAI H5N2 avian influenza affecting commercial 
poultry in British Columbia, Canada. Washington State, USDA, and other Federal 
partners are working jointly on additional surveillance and testing of birds in 
the nearby area. 

> 
> While there is no immediate public health concern with either of these 
viruses, there may be international trade implications resulting from the 
announcement of the findings. 

> 
> All bird owners nationwide, whether commercial producers or backyard 
enthusiasts, are encouraged to practice good biosecurity, prevent contact 
between their birds and wild birds, and to report sick birds or unusual bird 
deaths. To report sick or dead domestic birds, contact DATCP at 
datcpanimals AT wi.gov. To report sick or dead wild birds, call the USDA at 
1-866-536-7593. 

> 
> Additional information on biosecurity for backyard flocks can be found 
athealthybirds.aphis.usda.gov. 

> 
> Victoria Sokolowski, DVM
> Ladysmith, WI
> Rusk County
> 
> 
>
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Subject: Waterloo and Columbus CBCs
From: Peter Fissel <peter.fissel AT wisc.edu>
Date: Wed, 17 Dec 2014 16:04:53 +0000
On Sunday, Jim Schwarz and I did our usual Waterloo CBC section, which is 
essentially the northwest corner of Jefferson County, including the city of 
Waterloo. We were accompanied by special guest Bob Schmidt, who was here from 
Washington state. Unfortunately, the fog and drizzle on Sunday were so 
persistent that our numbers were way down, as I expected. We ended up with a 
fairly respectable 27 species, including our surprise first bird of the day, a 
Cooper's Hawk in a tree by practically the first house in our area. We did get 
a few of our usual species, such as GC Kinglet and Brown Creeper, in 
less-than-usual spots, which partially made up for the utter lack of birds in 
what are normally some of our most productive areas. 


Yesterday, Jim also accompanied me as we did a big chunk of the Columbus CBC 
circle, which sits more or less right on top of the Waterloo circle. Our 2.5 
areas (we split one area with Jim Otto) were entirely in southwest Dodge Co. 
Again, the weather was less than ideal, with persistent drizzle and occasional 
rain, eventually mixing with a bit of snow, but visibility was much better. It 
wasn't quite so nice to be out of the car as the temps dropped and the wind 
picked up in the afternoon, but we picked sheltered spots, figuring the birds 
would also be there (which was occasionally true.) We again ended up with 27 
species, the best of which were probably our last two: a Sharp-shinned Hawk 
that flew right over me as we walked the road near a woodlot with a creek 
running through it, and a Bald Eagle that was sitting out in a grassy field 
with just its head and shoulders visible. It may have been on a kill, from the 
look of things. We also had several Kestrels, a Rough-leg, 

 and many Red-tailed Hawks (but no Cooper's, darn it.) Field birds were notable 
by their absence, although Jim Otto told me he had some Snow Buntings and 
Lapland Longspurs in his sections. We also could not pish out a Song Sparrow on 
either count, which I find astounding, given the ideal habitat in much of both 
circles. (Note to Karen and Chris - I'll try to get my numbers to you both 
tonight.) 



Two CBCs down, five to go (unless I get ambitious and find another one to do 
next week...) 



Peter Fissel

Madison, WI

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Subject: Online birding chat - Noon Today
From: Ryan Brady <ryanbrady10 AT hotmail.com>
Date: Wed, 17 Dec 2014 08:41:51 -0700
WDNR is hosting an online birding chat today, from 12noon to 1pm, to include 
topics such as Snowy Owls, winter finches, Christmas Bird Counts, and other 
birding news. These chats are only successful with good audience participation 
so please join us and ask whatever bird-related question you wish. 


To join, click the Ask the Experts Chat link at the top of the WDNR Facebook 
page or go todnr.wi.gov. 


Ryan Brady
Washburn, Bayfield County, WI
http://www.pbase.com/rbrady
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Subject: Fw: Milwaukee Northridge Lake Gulls
From: "Carol Moerke" <dmarc-noreply AT freelists.org> (Redacted sender "cmoerke@yahoo.com" for DMARC)
Date: Wed, 17 Dec 2014 14:52:16 +0000 (UTC)
    ----- Forwarded Message -----
  From: Carol Moerke 
 To: Wisbirdn Birdn  
 Sent: Wednesday, December 17, 2014 8:45 AM
 Subject: Milwaukee Northridge Lake Gulls
   
 We've seen the lake covered with gulls lately--mostly herring.Yesterday 
afternoon there was a great black-backed and several glaucous. 


   

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Subject: Milwaukee Northridge Lake Gulls
From: "Carol Moerke" <dmarc-noreply AT freelists.org> (Redacted sender "cmoerke@yahoo.com" for DMARC)
Date: Wed, 17 Dec 2014 14:45:32 +0000 (UTC)
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Subject: Fw: Sherman Nature Explorers and Turville Point
From: Peter Fissel <peter.fissel AT wisc.edu>
Date: Wed, 17 Dec 2014 14:23:19 +0000
________________________________
From: paul_noeldner 
Sent: Wednesday, December 17, 2014 12:38 AM
To: Peter Fissel

Subject: Sherman Nature Explorers and Turville Point

Peter - please pass on to wisbirdnet thanks!

UW Campus
Protocol: Traveling
1 Miles
90 Minutes
Observers: 38
All birds reported? Yes
Comments: 38 degrees, cloudy and breezy. This is the Wed afternoon Sherman 
Nature Explorers walk with UW Nelson Inst student mentors, who took their final 
in the morning including identifying 50 species of birds visually or audibly. 
The last afternoon outing of the semester was a traditional hike across UW 
campus to introduce it to the kids, stopping to visit some of the UW mentors' 
favorite spots including the Hispanic Center, Union South and the Discovery 
Center, and ending with a warmhearted goodbye circle in the Microbiology 
building and ice cream at Babcock Hall. Some birds spotted along the way in or 
above campus habitat were incidentally noted. The Wednesday morning and 
afternoon outings will resume again next semester. 


    16    Canada Goose
    1    Red-tailed Hawk
    4    Ring-billed Gull
    2    Mourning Dove
    3    American Crow
    7    European Starling
    8    House Sparrow

Turville Point Conservation Park
Protocol: Traveling
1 Miles
90 Minutes
Observers: 19
All birds reported? Yes
Comments: 34 degrees, misty, some ice but most snow cover gone. This is the 
every 2nd Saturday of the month free family friendly Bird and Nature Walk at 
Olin Turville Park. About 20 people including some Girl Scouts and Scout 
leaders enjoyed the docent table and cookies they brought, and explored the 
woods, prairie and lakeshore paths. Highlights were finding burrows and a 
huge-toothed Muskie fish skeleton, and spotting 3 Tundra Swans far out on Lake 
Monona in the mist. Most of the Tundras appear to be gone from the lakes. 


    53    Canada Goose
    3    Tundra Swan
    2    Mallard
    4    Common Goldeneye
    20    Common Merganser
    8    American Coot
    15    Ring-billed Gull
    1    Red-bellied Woodpecker
    1    Downy Woodpecker
    1    Blue Jay
    2    American Crow
    2    Black-capped Chickadee
    1    White-breasted Nuthatch
    5    European Starling
    2    Northern Cardinal
    3    American Goldfinch

The next regularly scheduled Bird and Nature Walk is Warner Park Sunday Dec 21, 
1:30-3pm, meet at the Warner Park Center new Nature Center area. We will 
celebrate the Winter Solstice with a hike and look for Bald Eagles that have 
been hanging around. We may be informally interviewed by a reporter with WORT 
who plans to join us. 


Paul Noeldner, Maple Bluff


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Subject: Madison CBC- Gulls!
From: Kyle Lindemer <kyle.lindemer AT gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 17 Dec 2014 08:19:03 -0600
Today starts count week for the Madison CBC. I figured I'd hit the dump and try 
for the gulls I had last week. There wasn't a bird here when I arrived at 7:30, 
but soon they started flowing in. I was able to find a GLAUCOUS flying with the 
Herring and Ring-billed Gulls. Then I saw the ICELAND (Kumlien's) that I saw 
Friday land. I was also able to find a few juvenile THAYER'S and a first and 
second cycle LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL. 


Kyle Lindemer
Madison, Dane County

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Subject: Great Horned Owls
From: Carol Jaksic <carol.jaksic AT gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 17 Dec 2014 07:27:13 -0600
I usually fill my bird feeders after work. I went out at 7AM this morning
and 2 Great Horned Owls were hooting back and forth pretty close to the
fence line on the neighbor's property. Nice way to start the day.
Marquette County
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Subject: Dodge Co. Juneau area Snowy owl and Merlin continue today
From: "Rhonda Schrab" <rdzs AT nconnect.net>
Date: Tue, 16 Dec 2014 19:31:48 -0600
I visited S. Grove Rd. near Juneau again this afternoon and again found the 
snowy owl and merlin. The owl flew across the road in front of me at 2:45 
and landed in the same area of the field it was sitting in yesterday. The 
merlin was in the area of the house south of the intersection of S. Grove 
Rd. and Shady Lane Rd.
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Subject: Pine siskins have arrived in La Crosse area
From: Mary Strasser <mrstrass AT msn.com>
Date: Tue, 16 Dec 2014 18:08:29 -0600
Today there was a flock of 12 pine siskins at my finch feeders. I had seen only 
two in the yard last week, so there are some new arrivals. 

Mary Strasser in southeast La Crosse
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Subject: Alert concerning flu viruses in birds
From: Victoria Sokolowski <vasladyvet AT chibardun.net>
Date: Tue, 16 Dec 2014 16:52:43 -0600
Just got an alert from the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture that I thought I 
would share - 



H5N2 Found in Northern Pintail Ducks and H5N8 Found in Captive Gyrfalcons in 
Washington State 


The United States Department of Agricultures (USDA) Animal and Plant Health 
Inspection Service (APHIS) today confirmed the presence of highly pathogenic 
(HP) H5 avian influenza (AI) in wild birds in the state of Washington. Two 
separate virus strains were identified: HPAI H5N2 in northern pintail ducks and 
HPAI H5N8 in captive Gyrfalcons that were fed hunter-killed wild birds. Neither 
virus has been found in commercial poultry anywhere in the United States. 


Both H5N2 and H5N8 viruses have been found in other parts of the world and have 
not caused any human infection to date. The wild birds carrying the virus are 
believed to have migrated on the Pacific migratory flyway. Wisconsin is located 
in the Mississippi flyway. 


The Washington findings were quickly reported and identified due to increased 
surveillance in light of the HPAI H5N2 avian influenza affecting commercial 
poultry in British Columbia, Canada. Washington State, USDA, and other Federal 
partners are working jointly on additional surveillance and testing of birds in 
the nearby area. 


While there is no immediate public health concern with either of these viruses, 
there may be international trade implications resulting from the announcement 
of the findings. 


All bird owners nationwide, whether commercial producers or backyard 
enthusiasts, are encouraged to practice good biosecurity, prevent contact 
between their birds and wild birds, and to report sick birds or unusual bird 
deaths. To report sick or dead domestic birds, contact DATCP at 
datcpanimals AT wi.gov. To report sick or dead wild birds, call the USDA at 
1-866-536-7593. 


Additional information on biosecurity for backyard flocks can be found 
athealthybirds.aphis.usda.gov. 


Victoria Sokolowski, DVM
Ladysmith, WI
Rusk County


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Subject: Re: Snowy aging and sexing Milwaukee bird
From: Jennifer Ambrose <jenthreat AT gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 16 Dec 2014 11:43:35 -0600
I finally got some photos of the Milwaukee bird that has been hanging
around the Lake Ferry Express grounds that show its wings spread and its
tail. Going by the link that Sandy sent (

http://islandbirdfest.org/doc2014/Snowy%20Owl%20Aging%20and%20Sexing%202014.pdf) 

last month, I'd guess that the bird is female. I have forwarded one of the
pics to Project SNOWStorm, but I was curious if any of the
ornithologists/biologists that subscribe to this list serv would like to
comment. My pics: https://www.flickr.com/photos/49427613 AT N03/
Thanks,


Jennifer Ambrose
Milwaukee

On Sat, Nov 29, 2014 at 3:48 PM, Sandy Petersen 
wrote:
>
> Hi all!
> A reminder to get photos of the top of the tail to clarify the sex
> of Snowy Owls.
>
> "Aging and sexing Snowy Owls" can be found at the islandbirdfest.org site
> under BirdsObs
>
> Happy Owling All!
>
> Sandy (Ursula) Petersen, rural Stoughton, Dane county
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Subject: WISCONSIN BREEDING BIRD ATLAS PARTICIPANTS - PLEASE READ!
From: "Nick Anich" <dmarc-noreply AT freelists.org> (Redacted sender "nicka29@yahoo.com" for DMARC)
Date: Tue, 16 Dec 2014 16:49:54 +0000 (UTC)
ATTENTION PARTICIPANTS OF WISCONSIN BREEDING BIRD ATLAS 1 (1995-2000). We are 
currently in the process of loading atlas 1 data into eBird, and preferably, 
would like to load it into your personal eBird account. 


If you did not participate in the first bird atlas, you can stop reading now. 

If you participated in the first atlas, please review the list of names below. 
If you do not see your name, good, we likely were able to match you! If you do 
see your name, it means we have not been able to find your eBird account. If 
you have an eBird account, please email me at nicholas.anich AT wisconsin.gov and 
let me know your eBird username. If you are planning on participating in 
Wisconsin Breeding Bird Atlas II (beginning in 2015) and you participated in 
the first atlas, you might as well make an eBird account now (you'll need it 
for the second atlas) and then we can load first atlas data into your account. 



Any questions, let me know at nicholas.anich AT wisconsin.gov

Thanks

Nick Anich
Ashland, WI

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Subject: Appleton CBC---prelim results
From: Daryl Tessen <bhaunts AT gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 16 Dec 2014 10:16:12 -0600
Dar asked me to post the preliminary results for the Appleton CBC taken this 
past Sunday, in lousy weather. Fog that got worse as the day progressed 
hindered finding birds! 

Currently it is in the low 60s, some what surprising considering the fog! 13 
waterfowl species including Pintail, Am Wigeon, Gadwalls (8), Ring-necked Duck, 
Lesser Scaup and Ruddy Duck. 4 Dc Cormorants and a lone White Pelican are again 
trying to make it in Menasha this winter. 1 Thayer's Gull (the dump was closed 
on Sunday). A Snowy Owl was seen out of Kaukauna; A Bohemian Waxwing was with a 
small flock of Cedar Waxwings; A Fox Sparrow, White-throated Sparrow and a Com. 
Redpoll have been coming to my feeders although have not seen any of them since 
Sunday, perhaps due to the fog and now rain. 


Dar will post the final results when all the teams have checked in.

It would be nice to see other CBCs post some of their highlights too, 
especially on this net (besides the other ones---ahem!)!! Good luck to all the 
future counts and may your weather be better than the beginning of the count 
period! 

Daryl Tessen
Appleton,, WI


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Subject: Common Loons, Big Cedar Lake, Washington County
From: "Eileen Worman" <eileenworman AT netwurx.net>
Date: Tue, 16 Dec 2014 10:04:01 -0600
I'm posting this on behalf of my brother-in-law, who lives on Big Cedar Lake in 
West Bend, Washington County. 

He texted me that he's seeing three Common Loons on the lake this morning.
I don't know how unusual that is, but thought it might be worth reporting.
Eileen Worman
Town of Lebanon, Dodge County
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Subject: Horicon Marsh Bird Club Program Dec 18th
From: Jeffrey Bahls <jbahls AT wildblue.net>
Date: Mon, 15 Dec 2014 19:54:18 -0600
Nest Box Treasures

WDNR Wildlife Educator, Liz Herzmann, will present a program on
December 18th at the next meeting of the Horicon Marsh Bird Club. The
meeting will start at 7p.m. and be held in the lower level of the
Horicon Marsh Education and Visitor Center.

Many birders are excited to be able to place a nest box on their
property. Whether it is a Blue Bird, Kestrel, or Wood Duck box, the
possibility of creating a new home for birds is enticing. But the real
excitement is the actual monitoring of each box. The true benefit to
wildlife (and the monitor) is routinely checking each box for damage,
predators or invasive species. Without monitoring, many nest boxes are
much less useful and you would not have the chance to find the ever
exciting treasure!

Checking nest boxes and the treasures inside can be a fun activity for
kids, families, volunteers and all other dedicated nest box monitors.
It is thought that each box is like opening a present, you never
really know what is in the box until you open it up!  Liz has
collected many examples and photos of  these treasures from Bird Club
members and co-workers. Come see what interesting surprises nature
leaves for us to find.

You do not have to be a member of the Bird Club to attend this free
program. All ages are welcome. For more information please visit
www.horiconmarshbirdclub.com or call 920-387-7893.

The Horicon Marsh Education and Visitor Center is located between the
towns of Horicon and Mayville on Hwy. 28.  Please use the lower
entrance.


You don't have to be a real "birdy" to enjoy this program ,bring a friend.


Jeff Bahls
Lowell Wi
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Subject: Snowy Owl Brown County
From: bkrouse1 AT new.rr.com
Date: Mon, 15 Dec 2014 19:41:19 -0600
Hi All. On the way home from work today I had an almost all white Snowy Owl
on the fence at the west edge of Austin Straubel Airport in the Green Bay
area of Brown County. He was quite happy to sit right next to the county
highway, and watch a semi and a school bus go by, amongst other traffic.
Maybe 20 feet from the edge of the pavement,  just the ditch separating him
on the fence from the roadway. What a beauty! 
Bill Krouse
2014 President of Wild Ones Green Bay Chapter
Be a Wild One and landscape with native plants!
"http://wildonesgreenbay.blogspot.com/[1]"
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Subject: Common Eider--Superior
From: Daryl Tessen <bhaunts AT gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 15 Dec 2014 18:46:28 -0600
For those of us that are only on this bird net, I received a call from Robbye 
Johnson this afternoon. While a few of them were taking the Superior CBC they 
checked Wisconsin Pt in the fog. To their surprise as they walked along the 
wall for the harbor entrance to Superior, they noticed a large duck---a female 
Common Eider! There has been one to two in the Duluth area since mid-November 
but this is the first time it has been seen in Wisconsin. Great find and they 
got photos of it, in the fog. 

As she indicated it is moving around so the chances of relocating it are not 
that good, but it is some thing to keep in mind. The locals will probably be 
rechecking for it in upcoming days, providing the weather cooperates. Robbye 
commented that the road is in bad shape, especially where the dump trucks are 
hauling the clay. Also there are plans to redo the entire road next 
year---hopefully by Jaegerfest we will not recognize the good road! 

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Subject: Dodge Co. Juneau area SNOWY OWL, MERLIN
From: "Rhonda Schrab" <rdzs AT nconnect.net>
Date: Mon, 15 Dec 2014 17:13:54 -0600
After checking regularly for the past several weeks I finally found a snowy 
owl on S. Grove Rd. SE of Juneau. It was in the same field I first saw one 
in that area last winter. It is a very heavily, darkly barred bird, so am 
thinking immature. I had forgotten my camera at home this morning so I just 
sat and enjoyed watching for several minutes. I then drove on and about a 
half mile further I saw a bird perched on the powerline next to the road. 
My first thought was kestrel as I see them in that area frequently, but as 
I drove closer I thought it appeared just a bit big for a kestrel. I wanted 
to get a good look at this bird so I pulled over before I got too close. 
First got it in the bins and my suspicions were raised. Then got the scope 
on it and could plainly see no face pattern or  coloration of a kestrel. It 
was indeed a merlin. After viewing for a minute or two I drove by slowly, 
went down the road a ways, turned around and very slowly approached. It 
stayed perched and allowed me to pull up right next to it. I had great 
views of the bird and now I was really kicking myself for forgetting the 
camera. Oh well, a snowy owl and a merlin a half mile apart was pretty 
special, with or without camera.
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Subject: Racine Co - Loon - Wind Point area
From: Eric Howe <wibirder AT gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 14 Dec 2014 12:59:45 -0600
While out on the Racine CBC, we saw what *might* have been a Pacific Loon south 
of Shoop Park and north of 3 mile road. It was seen from a private residence. 
We lost sight of it behind the trees as it became more active in diving. FYI 
for anyone out in the area. 


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Racine, WI

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Subject: Snowy, near Manitowoc
From: Diane D <dianed AT new.rr.com>
Date: Sun, 14 Dec 2014 09:02:01 -0600
Snowy owl, west of Manitowoc. In large field that is about 200 yds. NW from 
intersection of 151 and Cty CS (Custer). Observed Saturday 12/13/14 about 2:30. 
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Subject: Columbia County Snowy Owls
From: "Michael John Jaeger" <jaegermj AT charter.net>
Date: Sat, 13 Dec 2014 20:36:12 -0600
Two Snowy Owls about  mile south of Goose Pond along CTH K in Columbia
County early this afternoon.  Both east of the RR crossing and the UW Beef
Research Farm.  One north of CTH K in a field, the other south of CTH K on
paddock fences on the UW farm.
 

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Subject: Columbus CBC this Tuesday
From: Peter Fissel <peter.fissel AT wisc.edu>
Date: Sun, 14 Dec 2014 02:32:20 +0000
??The Columbus CBC will be conducted this coming Tuesday, Dec. 16 (weather 
permitting - might be a few pesky snow showers.) As is often the case, the 
circle is stretched pretty thin over just a handful of counters, so anyone with 
an inclination to help, please contact compiler Chris West 
(little_blue_birdie AT msn.com) ASAP. (I can 
also forward a copy of the map to anyone interested.) The Columbus circle 
encompasses the northeast corner of Dane, southeast corner of Columbia, and 
southwest Dodge Counties. 


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Subject: RFI: Snowy Owls, Green Bay area
From: Aaron Milenski <amilenski31 AT gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 13 Dec 2014 19:43:51 -0500
Hello Wisconsin birders!   I am an Ohio birder; here we're having
another irruption year for Snowy Owls.  I have a friend (not an
experienced birder) in Green Bay who has never seen one, and I thought
I'd write to the list to ask if there have been any seen recently in
that general area, and if that's a part of the state where in a year
like this they're likely to be common.

Thanks to anyone who can help!

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Subject: Hoary Redpoll and Harris's Sparrow-Columbia Co.
From: Laura Wentz <lauralwentz AT gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 13 Dec 2014 12:54:21 -0600
Even though I cancelled my planned to trip to go look for gulls because of
the fog, I had a good morning.  The Harris's Sparrow continues in my yard,
along with the other usual suspects.  A Hoary Redpoll showed up in the bush
near the window where there's usually a nyjer seed feeder.  It flew off to
the corner of the yard that was overgrown with nettles and lamb's quarters
(which are great natural finch feeders if you don't clean them up).
I've been doing battle with the House Sparrow population and have set up
the repeating sparrow trap when I am home.  I've also been putting out just
a limited amount of seed and taking in the suet feeders when I'm not home.
Laura
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Subject: White-winged Scoter Dane Co
From: Rob Pendergast <acadiantigerheron AT gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 13 Dec 2014 11:56:53 -0600
There is currently a single White-winged Scoter on the south side of Picnic
Point on University Bay. It is mixed in with a large group of Canvasback.
Good Birding!

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Subject: 3-toed WP NO
From: Douglas Stratton <stratton.douglas AT gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 13 Dec 2014 11:41:29 -0600
spent a couple hours at dawn with about 10-15 other birders looking for the
3-toed WP but nobody saw or heard anything.
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Subject: Western Great Lakes Bird and Bat Observatory (and related) news
From: William Mueller <wpmueller1947 AT gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 13 Dec 2014 09:21:38 -0600
http://futureofbirds.blogspot.com/2014/12/western-great-lakes-bird-and-bat.html

William Mueller
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WGLBBO online: wglbbo.org
wpmueller1947 AT gmail.com
office  262-285-3374
cell   414-698-9108
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Subject: Wis. Breeding Bird Atlas II - Kickoff Meeting Feb. 27-March 1, 2015
From: Karen Etter Hale <chimneyswift1 AT icloud.com>
Date: Sat, 13 Dec 2014 09:01:50 -0600
Wisconsin Breeding Bird Atlas II
Kickoff Meeting

Friday - Sunday, Feb. 27 – March 1, 2015
Stoney Creek Hotel, Rothschild, WI

In 1995, the first Atlas was started. This project involved over 1,600 
observers, who amassed more than 170,000 observations of 237 species. 
Twenty years later, it’s time to do it again in order to ensure we have 
the information necessary to conserve our breeding birds, an integral 
part of Wisconsin.

Meeting Highlights:

  * Field trips

  * Atlas methods training

  * WBBA I history

  * Data-entry instruction

  * Info on climate change and atlases

Keynote speaker: eBird’s Chris Wood

Friday evening: Birds and Beers!

Meet your county coordinator, the Atlas planning team, and other Atlasers!

FOR MORE DETAILS, INCLUDING THE AGENDA and REGISTRATION FORM, GO TO THE 
WSO WEBSITE !

For the Atlas II Planning Team,

Karen

Karen Etter Hale
Chair, Wisconsin Bird Conservation Initiative
Director of Community Relations, Wisconsin Audubon Council
P.O. Box 22
Lake Mills, WI 53551

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Subject: Map for N Hawk Owl, etc in Eau Claire
From: A Geraghty <ageraghty83 AT gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 12 Dec 2014 23:55:52 -0600
Hi!  I guess I'm supposed to introduce myself - I've just signed up for
this list, so it's my first "direct" post.  I live in and bird around Eau
Claire; when I leave, I'm more prone to go north than south.
I thought I'd share a post I put on Facebook, since not everyone gets
those.  In response to several inquiries about the N HAWK OWL and other
birds of interest in Eau Claire, I put together an interactive map
pin-pointing where they have been seen.  I hope you find it helpful and
have good luck with the birds if you visit this weekend!

Anne Geraghty, Eau Claire, Eau Claire Co, WI


Map of Eau Claire rarities -
https://www.google.com/maps/d/edit?mid=zk72jy0smQDg.kOxgC1RxAMbM


It's been a great month for birding in the Eau Claire area. If you're
thinking of looking for the NORTHERN HAWK OWL this weekend, you might take
some time to check for these other birds. Janine Polk spotted a LONG-TAILED
DUCK in Chippewa Falls (most recently seen 12/1) and BOHEMIAN WAXWINGS in
Eau Claire (still here 12/7). Chris Floyd reported a CAROLINA WREN 11/27
also in Eau Claire. Terry Balding saw the resident EURASIAN COLLARED DOVES
in nearby Elk Mound 12/11. And there are SNOWY OWLS in the vicinity as well
- Pam Campbell saw one as recently as 12/12 on the east side of Menomonie
and there are many along the Hwy 29 corridor between Chippewa Falls and
Wausau. There are EVENING GROSBEAKS being seen sporadically, however
they're in a private backyard with no public access - but keep your eye
out! Redpolls, pine siskins and purple finches are also in the area.
Locations for these rarities are compiled on the above Google map - zoom in
for tree specific detail & click on a marker for more info. As always when
birding, please respect private property and traffic flow. Also in western
WI: an AMERICAN THREE TOED WOODPECKER in Burnett Co (see Tom Prestby's
prior Wisbirdn post) and double digit GOLDEN EAGLES in Buffalo Co (stop in
at the Nat'l Eagle Center in Wabasha MN and they'll point you in the right
direction).


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Subject: Snowy Owl and Bald Eagle in Sheboygan
From: Jim and Julie Hess <jrhbird AT gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 12 Dec 2014 18:23:16 -0600
Greetings Birders,
I spent a couple of hours down at the lakefront this afternoon. As soon as I 
got down to the end of Pennsylvania Avenue, I saw a Snowy Owl at the end of the 
South Pier. It was hard to tell that it was a Snowy but I did get a scope on it 
and saw it turn it's head in owl fashion. While looking at the owl, I saw a 
beautiful Bald Eagle sitting in the tree on the East side of the Coast Guard 
building. The eagle took off fairly soon but reappeared several times while I 
was down there. The owl took off while I was looking at the eagle. At North 
Point, I saw the Harlequin ( female or young? ) and a Greater Black Backed 
gull. I hope to see more of the Snowy this winter. 

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Subject: Re: {Chippewa Valley Birding} Hawk Owl still there this pm
From: Myles Hurlburt <mhurlburt44 AT gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 12 Dec 2014 17:19:12 -0600
I arrived on Lars Rd at about 1:15 pm and Pam Campbell (a big thank you for 
directions) and one other birder was watching the Hawk Owl in a back yard (what 
a cool yard bird) hunting. Pam had mentioned this was her second trip of the 
day as she saw it earlier in the day. I stayed for about 90 minutes and other 
birders got good looks at the awesome species. 


Good Birding.!

Myles Hurlburt
Town of Rib Mountain 
Marathon County
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> On Dec 12, 2014, at 4:51 PM, 'Janine Polk' via Chippewa Valley Birding 
 wrote: 

> 
> I watched the Hawk Owl fly to the top of a power pole at the north end of 
Lars Road at about 3:40 this afternoon. As I was almost out of gas at that 
point I decided to go to the gas station, and then went back but couldn't 
relocate the owl. This bird is very active, so if it isn't seen right away a 
little patience may be required. 

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> Eau Claire
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Subject: Hawk Owl still there this pm
From: "Janine Polk" <dmarc-noreply AT freelists.org> (Redacted sender "j_l_polk@yahoo.com" for DMARC)
Date: Fri, 12 Dec 2014 14:51:36 -0800
I watched the Hawk Owl fly to the top of a power pole at the north end of Lars 
Road at about 3:40 this afternoon. As I was almost out of gas at that point I 
decided to go to the gas station, and then went back but couldn't relocate the 
owl. This bird is very active, so if it isn't seen right away a little patience 
may be required. 


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Eau Claire
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Subject: Snowy Owl in Ozaukee County
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Date: Thu, 11 Dec 2014 17:57:12 -0600
Spotted a snowy today about 300 yrs. below silver beach road on Six Mile Road. 
Just south of being parallel with the Belgium water tower, on the east side of 
the road in a recently turned field. Might be our 126th known in WI. 

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Subject: Northern hawk owl - Eau Claire
From: Ryan Chrouser <rjchrouser AT uwalumni.com>
Date: Thu, 11 Dec 2014 16:11:14 -0600
Owl present in previous location west of down to earth garden center  AT  1430 
12/11/14. 


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Subject: Re: [wisb northern Hawk owl near Eau Claire
From: Ryan Chrouser <rjchrouser AT uwalumni.com>
Date: Thu, 11 Dec 2014 15:35:29 -0600
Northern hawk owl present from 1420 to 1445 this afternoon.


> On Dec 11, 2014, at 11:50 AM, Seth Spencer  wrote:
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> The northern Hawk owl is present in previous location. I watched it for
> over an hour just across the street from the garden center . North of
> Brookwood Lane .
> Seth Spencer, Black River Falls, Wisconsin
>> On Dec 11, 2014 11:20 AM, "Kyle Lindemer"  wrote:
>> If anyone in the Madison area is interested in helping out with the
>> Platteville CBC on Sunday, December 14, please back channel me. There is a
>> birder from Green Lake that is participating in the count with his daughter
>> that is willing to pick up a  birder in Madison.
>> 
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Subject: 125+ Snowy Owls in the state
From: Ryan Brady <ryanbrady10 AT hotmail.com>
Date: Thu, 11 Dec 2014 12:26:43 -0700
Was gone on vacation the past week and just got caught up on tallying statewide 
Snowy Owls. We're up to ~127 presumed-unique individuals in Wisconsin so far 
this season. This compares to 71 by this date last year. 


General locations for many of this year's birds can be found on the interactive 
Wisconsin eBird map at http://bit.ly/1zwcC2o. Please remember to view them 
ethically - respect the bird, respect private property, and respect each 
other. 


Though they came a bit earlier, the locations of this year's birds are 
remarkably similar to last. Can we break 300 again? 


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Washburn, Bayfield County, WI
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Subject: Re: [wisb northern Hawk owl near Eau Claire
From: Seth Spencer <sfspencer AT gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 11 Dec 2014 11:50:58 -0600
The northern Hawk owl is present in previous location. I watched it for
over an hour just across the street from the garden center . North of
Brookwood Lane .
Seth Spencer, Black River Falls, Wisconsin
On Dec 11, 2014 11:20 AM, "Kyle Lindemer"  wrote:
> If anyone in the Madison area is interested in helping out with the
> Platteville CBC on Sunday, December 14, please back channel me. There is a
> birder from Green Lake that is participating in the count with his daughter
> that is willing to pick up a  birder in Madison.
>
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> Madison, Dane County
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Subject: Live raptor event in South Milwaukee tonight
From: "" <dmarc-noreply AT freelists.org> (Redacted sender "betsyacorn@aol.com" for DMARC)
Date: Thu, 11 Dec 2014 12:33:47 -0500
The Friends of Grant Park are hosting a live raptor program - thanks to Schlitz 
Audubon handlers and birds - tonight, Thursday, 12/11 at the Grant Park Golf 
Course Clubhouse at 100 Hawthorne Avenue, South Milwaukee from 6:15 (program 
begins promptly at 6:30) until 7:30. We'll do a wee owl prowl afterward until 
8:30. Please join us if you've never attended one of the Audubon presentations. 
We are really grateful that they can take these marvelous raptors on the road. 
Featured will be Noel the Peregrine, a Saw-Whet, Great-horned and Ea. Screech 
Owl, and a Kestrel. 


More info available at www.fogp.org/activities

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Subject: American Three-toed Woodpecker Burnett Co. 12/10/14...some images
From: Jim Edlhuber <jimedlhuber AT gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 11 Dec 2014 11:26:34 -0600
Hi all,
American Three-toed Woodpecker that had been reported in Burnett County was
found at the location that was reported. Chris W, Daryl C and I made the
trip up leaving very early Wednesday morning to try for this bird. Getting
there shortly after light, Deb P met up with us there and joined the group.
It was a gloomy morning with light wind, just a few inches of snow on the
ground, mild temps in the lower 20’s and balmy. This bird came into the
area reported a few times for nice viewing. When the bird came into
viewing, it worked different trees continually pecking non-stop, at the
tree it landed on. It moved to a few different trees on occasion
continually pecking and as I remember not even stopping to look in the
direction we were. With the continued action of the feeding bird, higher
more than low in the heavily twigged trees, just to get a couple of photos
was a challenge. After the short time of viewing the American Three-toed
Woodpecker, we traveled north and east of that area looking for boreal
species in boreal habitats for the rest of the day. What a beautiful part
of the state! A couple of the highlights were 2 adult American Bald Eagles
working a deer carcass near a roadside and a flock of 300 plus Pine
Siskins. We saw many flocks of Common Redpolls too working the roadsides
high and low for seeds. No Hoary Redpolls to be found. Many thanks to Jim
H, a local birder up there for finding this exciting rare bird for the
state and getting the report out for others to enjoy. When you see a report
like Jim’s, one always has to wonder how many rare birds could be out there
that are missed. A life bird for me and state life bird for the others! It
was a full day of excitement getting out and spending the day birding with
some great birders and friends. I did take a couple images at the link
below if you care to view them.


http://www.windowtowildlife.com/american-three-toed-woodpecker-burnett-county-wisconsin-december-10-2014/ 


Thanks and good birding,

Jim Edlhuber

Town of Genesee Waukesha Co.

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Subject: SE Milwaukee County CBC volunteers? 12/20
From: "" <dmarc-noreply AT freelists.org> (Redacted sender "betsyacorn@aol.com" for DMARC)
Date: Thu, 11 Dec 2014 12:25:39 -0500
Otherwise known as the Hales Corners CBC, we are trying to cover the 
southeastern Lake shoreline. Again, with our count scheduled on the same day as 
Milwaukee's, we will possibly get some good folk for a half day. Anyone else? 


You will have to plug my email address into your reply.  

Betsy Abert, South Milwaukee
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Subject: Madison Birders: CBC Opportunity
From: Kyle Lindemer <kyle.lindemer AT gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 11 Dec 2014 11:19:33 -0600
If anyone in the Madison area is interested in helping out with the Platteville 
CBC on Sunday, December 14, please back channel me. There is a birder from 
Green Lake that is participating in the count with his daughter that is willing 
to pick up a birder in Madison. 


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Subject: It's "Count Week" for early CBCs!
From: Peter Fissel <peter.fissel AT wisc.edu>
Date: Thu, 11 Dec 2014 16:28:48 +0000
??Just realized that, for any Christmas Bird Counts that are being conducted on 
Sunday, Dec. 14 (the first day of the "official" count period,) today is 
actually the first day any particular bird would be a "count week species" 
("count week" is three days before through three days after any particular 
CBC.) So, for example, if someone in Deerfield or Waterloo sees a Harris's 
Sparrow at their feeder today, but it's not seen again, that would be 
considered a "count week species", assuming it was reported to Karen Etter 
Hale, the Waterloo CBC compiler. 


Again, if you haven't been paying attention, you can find the map of CBC 
circles in Wisconsin, along with a (still disappointingly incomplete - there's 
only so much Kyle can do, folks) list of compilers and dates, on the WSO 
website: 



http://wsobirds.org/christmas-bird-count



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Subject: Red Knot (Calidris canutus rufa) listed as threatened by USFWS
From: "Judy s." <cherryjamcookies AT gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 11 Dec 2014 08:13:54 -0600
On Tuesday the USFWS officially listed the Red Knot (Calidris canutus rufa)
as threatened under the Endangered Species Act. More info at:
http://ecos.fws.gov/speciesProfile/profile/speciesProfile.action?spcode=B0DM
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Subject: Am. Three-toed Wdpkr, Hawk Owl=yes
From: Alyssa DeRubeis <tiger150 AT comcast.net>
Date: Thu, 11 Dec 2014 04:22:22 +0000 (UTC)
I thought birders would be interested in updates on two of Wisconsin's latest 
rarities, the American Three-toed Woodpecker(s?) of Burnett County and the 
Northern Hawk Owl of Eau Claire County. According to the Wisconsin Birding 
Facebook page, both species have been seen today. Details can be found from 
birders' previous posts to this list-serve. 

Good birding! 

Alyssa DeRubeis 
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Subject: Leucistic Hawk Update and Correction
From: <rcd2 AT new.rr.com>
Date: Wed, 10 Dec 2014 18:58:45 -0500
The leuscistic Red-tailed Hawk was seen today at about 2 pm by John and Julie 
Woodcock. It took 5 visits before the bird was seen -and then it was seen some 
distance from the road. Some photos were taken but since the bird was rather 
distant, the photos were not the best. This vividly colored hawk was being 
harassed by a second Red-tail of normal plumage. Although I gave the correct 
fire number of the farm near which this bird is being seen, I gave the wrong 
stretch of County C. The bird is being seen on County C EAST from Highway 42 
not far beyond Union Road. It has been found perched in the woodlots between 
8133 and 8328 County C. 


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Subject: Madison area gull forecast for CBC
From: "Steve Thiessen" <stevethiessen AT charter.net>
Date: Wed, 10 Dec 2014 16:38:06 -0600
 The weather looks like it will hold for another week. As of now there is a 
good gull population in Madison. Yesterday and today I stopped at the landfill. 
Seems like there are a couple 1st, 2nd cycle and adult Thayer's around as well 
as a Glaucous and Lesser Black-backed . 

 Tuesday, after going to the landfill, there was also a couple hundred gulls on 
the east end of Lake Monona. I didn't have time to go over and check them 
out,but we could have 500 gulls in our count area. Upper Mud seems to hold some 
also. 

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Subject: Observers needed = Pardeeville CBC
From: Paul Schwalbe <p.g6schwalbe AT gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 10 Dec 2014 15:54:47 -0600
Dear Birders:
We still have two unassigned areas for the Pardeeville CBC on Wed., 17 Dec.

Would like to have your help to bird one of these areas for the CBC.

If interested, just email us!  Thanks

Good birding.....................   Paul & Glenna

-- 
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Pardeeville, Columbia Co.


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Subject: CBC field counter sign
From: Peter Fissel <peter.fissel AT wisc.edu>
Date: Wed, 10 Dec 2014 18:15:30 +0000
?There is now a link to the Christmas Bird Count field counter sign on the WSO 
CBC page to print out and put in your car window : 


http://wsobirds.org/christmas-bird-count   (scroll all the way to the bottom.)


I put mine in a clear sleeve backed with black paper and tape it in either the 
back or side window. More than once, a Good Samaritan who was slowing down to 
see if I needed help saw the sign, waved and kept going. 



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Madison WI


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Subject: Madison CBC Birds and Beers
From: Kyle Lindemer <kyle.lindemer AT gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 10 Dec 2014 09:23:18 -0600
There will be a Madison Birds and Beers on Saturday, December 20, at 5:30 pm at 
The Great Dane-Hilldale. 


357 Price Pl
Madison, Wisconsin 53705

If you are not part of the compiling event, come by early to help save seats. 
If you are compiling, we will keep a seat warm for you. 


Kyle Lindemer
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Subject: Leucistic Red-tailed Hawk, Manitowoc County
From: <rcd2 AT new.rr.com>
Date: Tue, 9 Dec 2014 23:24:48 -0500
While driving from St. Nazianz to the City of Manitowoc today I found a 
wonderfully colored leucistic Red-tailed Hawk.  The hawk was bright white 
except for the red tail and pitch black primaries.  The face was dusky.  I do 
not know if I have ever seen a photo of such a hawk with such a dense red tail. 

It would be nice to have a photo of this particular bird.  It was seen about 
12:30 pm on the north side of County C perched in a woodlot on the north side 
of 

the road just east from the farm with the fire number 8328. I forgot to note an 

intersection but it was in the stretch between County J and Highway 42. 
 
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Subject: Snowy-Barred & Short-Eared Owls Paradise Valley Wildlife Area
From: "Spencer Stehno" <pensacola634 AT gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 9 Dec 2014 20:00:09 -0600
Tuesday, December 09, 2014, Paradise Valley Wildlife Area  Waukesha County
 Near Dousman.  3:30-5:00 PM  Wind  6 mph NNW  Temp. 3228oF  overcast 
 

A couple of friends encouraged me to join them for a frolic out in the
Paradise Valley area again.

It started with a Barred Owl calling on the northeast side of the valley.
3:55 PM

Then there were two hawks sitting on trees to right  one was a Northern
Harrier, and the other a Rough-Legged Hawk.  4 PM

 

As we proceeded westward ho towards the ADA blind, we heard miscellaneous
sparrows along the path, several Harriers to the north, and then Mary looks
over the marsh ahead and low & behold theres this white bird sitting on a
snag, and its a Snowy Owl. 4:30 PM As we are looking out towards the west /
southwest of the blind watching the owl, two Short-eared Owls start swooping
around the Snowy and it raises its wings but stays put.  As we are watching
the SEOs wandering around, we hear this calling to our right and there are
two more SEOs just cavorting about.

Looking back to the Snowy, with on & off SEO swoops, the Snowy takes off and
flies low to some of the cattail hummocks and has its wings up, and at first
were thinking its fled and is doing a defensive measure, but either in
addition or just separately, its scored a meal of some little animal and
then flies off a bit further to munch.  4:45 PM

I felt selfish in not hearing the Great Horned & Screech owl as a couple
days ago what a Owl-a-palooza!

 

Spence Stehno 

Mary Korkor

Mariette Nowak

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Subject: Hawk Owl south of Eau Claire -- YES
From: "Janine Polk" <dmarc-noreply AT freelists.org> (Redacted sender "j_l_polk@yahoo.com" for DMARC)
Date: Tue, 9 Dec 2014 11:55:49 -0800
The Hawk Owl was still present around noon not too far from the Down to Earth 
Garden Center on the west side of Hwy. 93 south of Eau Claire. It was hunting 
in the general vicinity of Greenway St. and Arndt Lane, west to an undeveloped 
area west of the construction trailers along Arndt. This is about 1.5 miles 
south of I94. 


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Eau Claire  
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Subject: Reminder about antlerless deer hunt this weekend
From: Peter Fissel <peter.fissel AT wisc.edu>
Date: Tue, 09 Dec 2014 17:54:12 +0000
?In case anyone is doing a CBC this Sunday, or some scouting of your area ahead 
of the actual count period, be aware that there will be a special antlerless 
deer hunt in the Central zones ONLY from Dec. 11-14. Additionally, there will 
be a "holiday" antlerless hunt in the Southern zone from Dec. 24-Jan. 1 2015. 
This is a link to the regulations: 


http://dnr.wi.gov/files/PDF/pubs/wm/WM0431.pdf



The seasons are on page 8, and the map on page 24. If you can't access the 
pamphlet online, the zones have been much simplified this year, so that they 
now follow county lines. The division between Central Farmland and Southern 
Farmland zones follows the northern borders of Vernon, Sauk, Columbia, Dodge, 
Washington and Ozaukee Counties. The division between Central Farmland and 
Northern Forest zones (there is a Central Forest zone, but it's entirely within 
the Central Farmland zone) follows the northern borders of Polk, Barron, 
Chippewa, Clark, Marathon, Shawano Counties, and goes through the middle of 
Oconto and Marinette Counties (see the map.) It appears there is no longer a 
CWD zone in the southern part of the state (at least not as far as seasons go.) 
The metro subunits season, as well as the statewide muzzleloader season, both 
run through tomorrow (Weds. Dec. 10). Again, see the pamphlet map for the 
boundaries of those subunits. 



Stay safe.


Peter Fissel

Wisbirdn Admin/Monitor Elf

Madison WI


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Subject: Door Co rough-legged and FOY Redpolls
From: Paul Regnier <doorcountypaul AT gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 8 Dec 2014 14:13:54 -0600
Cindy and I were both pleasantly surprised to see a juvenile rough-legged
hawk early Saturday morning.  Up until the ground covering snow came over a
week ago, we haven't seen any of the 3 that have entertained us from the
house the previous 2 weeks; hovering over our field, kiting in the every
strong winds and perching along the driveway.  No bunnies or neighbor cats
in the yard for a while...
Sunday, we saw a small flock of FOY Common Redpolls on Crescent Lane off Co
ZZ, then at home we had a single beautiful male redpoll at the feeders.
Viewing from the Crescent Lane kayak/canoe launch there were 6 tundra
swans, a mature bald eagle, a few redheads and buffleheads.

Last weekend a meadowlark was north of the house and along
Fairview/Memorial Roads for 2 days.

Paul

Paul Regnier
Door County Nature & Travel LLC
P. O. Box 136
Baileys Harbor, WI 54202 USA
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Subject: Glaucous Gull - Door County
From: "Sue Peterson" <suechick AT charter.net>
Date: Mon, 8 Dec 2014 13:32:55 -0600
There was a GLAUCOUS GULL in Fish Creek’s harbor this mid-morning. It was on 
the partial ice formed around Fish Creek’s pier with about 12 Herring Gulls, 
all vying for a chance at the few fish parts on the edges of the ice. The 
Glaucous Gull was larger than any of other birds, and probably a 1st year 
(Ivory colored and bi-colored bill) but it dominated the pecking order for 
food. 

Also seen were Mallards, Lesser Scaup, 2 Canvasback, a few Redheads, and two 
Horned Grebes. A mature Bald Eagle flew overhead, circling once, causing havoc 
for a few minutes among the ducks and gulls but then they settled back on the 
ice or water. 


The Glaucous Gull sighting was a first for me, (yes!), one of my now ex-nemesis 
birds. 


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Door County
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Subject: Alert: Three-toed Woodpecker- Burnett Cty
From: Tom Prestby <jjprestby AT msn.com>
Date: Mon, 8 Dec 2014 13:22:14 -0600
Jim Hoefler found and ebirded one and possibly two AMERICAN THREE-TOED 
WOODPECKERS in Burnett County in the area that was hit by a severe storm in 
2011. The area is on public land and directions from him are copied below. 

Bents Rd. goes west from highway 35 a couple miles south of the Douglas 
County line.  Go to the end of the road where you get to a T 
intersection.  Take the left fork of the two rut trail and go about 1/4 
mile to a level area covered with spotted knapweed.  Park there and walk
 west out to the tamarack/spruce bog.  About 150-200 yds. out there is a
 blow down area of 2-3 acres.  I saw the birds in the NW and SW corners 
of the blow down area.  Lots of good woodpecker trees are being worked.

He adds that the access to this area becomes a snowmobile trail when there is 
enough snow (there currently is NOT in this area of the state) so those 
interested in trying may want to try before the area gets snow unless they're 
OK with a long and possibly dangerous walk in. 


I also advise birders to pull up the Google maps of the area where you can see 
the blowdown. 


Good luck,

Tom Prestby
Green Bay
 		 	   		  
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Subject: Tufted Titmouse in Denmark, WI
From: "Wayne Kuhn" <waylin98 AT new.rr.com>
Date: Sun, 7 Dec 2014 22:54:50 -0600
Yesterday I went out to look for a Tufted Titmouse that was reported on Ebird 
by Jim Knickelbine near Denmark. I went to the location which I assume is Jim's 
home but his feeders were not easily visible from the road. I then scanned the 
area looking for other feeders and saw another house with sunflower, thistle 
and suet feeders. Immediately I observed a Titmouse go to the sunflower feeder 
twice. I moved a little closer with my car to get a better look but 
unfortunately the bird did not return. But I was treated to Chickadees, White 
and Red Breasted Nuthatches, Goldfinches, Pine Siskens, Downy WP, Hairy WP and 
Red-Bellied WP. 

The feeders are located on the east side of County P, just south of the P and 
County KB intersection. 


Wayne Kuhn
Green Bay, Brown County
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Subject: Short-Eared Owls Paradise Valley Wildlife Area
From: "Spencer Stehno" <pensacola634 AT gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 7 Dec 2014 22:15:22 -0600
Sunday, December 07, 2014, Paradise Valley Wildlife Area  Waukesha County
 Near Dousman.  Wind  10mph ESE  3230oF  overcast 
 

The Short-eared Owls appeared again this evening but less vividly about 4:40
PM.  Two were seen.

They were viewed by several birders from Pewaukee & Madison, and myself.  We
were watching at same DNR ADA Blind straight out west from parking lot.

Birds were seen on the northwest side of dike flying to east.  One SEO was
clearly vocalizing.  My first time hearing that.  We only had about 5
minutes of viewing, then a break, and then one flying close by against
cloudy sky, but blending quickly into dusk and tree line.

Great Horned was heard calling in the distance.

Several Northern Harriers were seen hunting on north side area of east-west
road/dike.

 


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Subject: Freedom Snowy Owls--Outagamie County
From: Robert Mead <carolbob7 AT gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 7 Dec 2014 16:57:50 -0600
Hello:
Drove around East of Freedom and saw three distinct Snowy Owls.
2 immature/females and 1 adult male.
Corner of J and S. Also on Vanden-Busch Road.
Also male Kestrel eating a small bird and got some nice pictures.
Bob and Carol Mead


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Subject: Common Goldeneye, Greater and Lesser Scaups at Lakeshore State Park MKE 12/7/14, some images.....
From: Jim Edlhuber <jimedlhuber AT gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 7 Dec 2014 16:23:09 -0600
Hi all,
Lakeshore State Park in Milwaukee has been giving nice views of Greater and
Lesser Scaups and Common Goldeneyes. Numbers are not high there in the park
but a few to enjoy. The open water on the big lake has 1,000’s of these
species right now along with and some Bufflehead, Common and Red-breasted
Mergansers. The Snowy Owl over at the Lake Express Ferry was near its
hangout, the culvert pipe coming out of the ground. It was inside it this
morning, later in the morning it appeared to be outside of it next to it.
It seemed like there were many spectators there waiting for close up views
when I checked a few times this morning.


http://www.windowtowildlife.com/common-goldeneye-greater-lesser-scaup-ducks-lakeshore-state-park-milwaukee-wisconsin-december-7-2014/ 


Thanks and good birding,

Jim Edlhuber
Town of Genesee Waukesha Co.

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Subject: LOY House wren- no, Brewers blackbird- yes
From: "Dan and Mary Pat Panetti" <dpanetti AT wi.rr.com>
Date: Sun, 7 Dec 2014 08:44:58 -0600
No sightings yet today. Did have a brewers blackbird yesterday for all of two 
minutes, though. 

Dan Panetti
S.E. Ozaukee county
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Subject: Short-Eared-Owls Yes Paradise Valley Dousman Waukesha Cnty
From: "Spencer Stehno" <pensacola634 AT gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 6 Dec 2014 21:26:19 -0600
Waukesha County, Dousman, Paradise Valley Wildlife Area:  Saturday, December
06, 2014           34-28oF  Wind 9 mph NNE  Scattered Clouds
 

Have been visiting this area evenings the last couple weeks in search of the
Short-eared Owl (SEO).  (DNR staff had reported that SEO's were seen in the
AM upon their arrival a couple weeks ago.)

This evening, Dennis Edgar & I were very successful in seeing three SEO's at
approximately 4:15 PM and we watched for about 20 minutes.

We entered the marsh from the Kincaid parking lot and followed the paved
road to the ADA shelter / blind straight out.  We'd been seeing multiple
Northern Harrier's all along the north side of the dike road, and then to
the west. 

Dennis spotted the first SE owl and then as we continued to watch, there
were two others along with a couple of Harriers.  We were watching almost
straight out further west down the dike road, and the owls kept hunting for
about a hundred yards on both sides.  For a time one owl was flying straight
toward us and was gorgeous.  At one time there was a tree snag that the 3
sat on, and another time with a Harrier and 2 SEO's.

 

Other birds seen today were tree sparrows, downy wood peckers in the marsh,
red tail hawk, crows, and pheasants (most likely released).

A possible silhouette of a shrike atop a marsh tree was seen, but it was too
distant and backlit to be sure.  Other birders we met from Richfield had
seen a shrike earlier.

This week Friday, Great Horned Owl was seen, E. Screech Owl heard, Song
Sparrow seen.

 

And as we walked back, the coyotes said Good-bye!

 

Spence Stehno 

Dennis Edgar

Ben Goss Bird Club



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Subject: Long-tailed Duck South Shore Yacht Club 16/6/14, some images...
From: Jim Edlhuber <jimedlhuber AT gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 6 Dec 2014 19:24:52 -0600
​
I birded the Milwaukee lakefront this morning and the highlight of the day
was an adult female Long-tailed Duck at the South Shore Yacht Club.​ Jym M.
found this beautiful Long-tailed Duck hanging out in the boat dock area
there. Thanks Jym! I ran into Jym while birding Bradford Beach looking
through gulls. I had looked hard and ran into other birders looking for the
reported Kumlien’s Iceland Gull Jym found yesterday with no luck at
numerous gull hangouts. Lots of gulls along the lakefront this morning, I
just could not find anything odd. The Snowy Owl was still hanging out in
the culvert pipe at the Lake Express Ferry catching sun this morning.

Some images of the Long-tailed Duck from today at the link below if you
care to view them:


http://www.windowtowildlife.com/long-tailed-duck-south-shore-yacht-club-milwaukee-wisconsin-december-6-2014/ 


Thanks and good birding,

Jim Edlhuber

Town of Genesee Waukesha Co.

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Subject: Re: Long Tail Duck - Milwauk
From: "Jym Mooney & Carol Lee Hopkins" <hopmoon AT milwpc.com>
Date: Sat, 6 Dec 2014 17:56:18 -0600
I also found a Long-tailed Duck at South Shore Yacht Club this morning.

Jym Mooney, Milwaukee

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Subject: [wisb] Long Tail Duck - Milwauk

Hello again:

Hoy Audubon group, down at Bradford Beach in Milwaukee spotting a Long Tail 
Duck.

Elizabeth J. Wheeler
Racine, County 


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Subject: Bohemian Waxwings in Door County
From: <tcwood729 AT wi.rr.com>
Date: Sat, 6 Dec 2014 23:53:11 +0000
This morning I drove around Sister Bay and Ephraim looking for the waxwings 
that Sue Peterson had reported. I had no luck, but took a lunch break in 
Ephraim before returning to Sister Bay. When I returned to the Baylake Bank I 
quickly spotted 7 Bohemian Waxwings and 10 Cedar Waxwings in the apple tree 
adjacent to the parking lot. They flew, so I drove around to the back of the 
bank and looped back to the front, and suddenly there were at least 50 Bohemian 
Waxwings in the tall trees overlooking the parking lot. I watched them for 
awhile and then went down to the waterfront for a quick look. When I returned 
to the bank, all the waxwings had left. So, it may take some patience to see 
these sleek and beautiful birds. Thanks,Sue, for keeping us updated on the 
waxwings. 

Thomas Wood, Menomonee Falls, Waukesha County

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Subject: Re: hunting great blue heron
From: Jeremy Meyer <jmeyer4044 AT gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 6 Dec 2014 16:15:45 -0600
There has been one hunting the ditch line on Pennsylvania Ave in, Oak
Creek, between Ryan rd and Hwy 100, the last couple days, as well
Jeremy Meyer
Franklin, Milwaukee
On Dec 6, 2014 3:58 PM, "John Byrne"  wrote:

> Milwaukee County Grounds Park
> Swan Rd. & Innovation Dr.
>   I came across this park by accident on Thurs. when I made a wrong turn
> from Watertown Plk. Rd. so I decided to park my car and have a look
> around.  I suspect I am on of the few birders who did not know of this
> grassland habitat.  Shortly after I got out of my car a great blue heron
> flushed from the grass nearby and flew away.  I went back yesterday and the
> same thing happened.  Today I saw the bird before it flushed from the same
> general area, and it flew about 100 feet then settled down in the grass
> again.  Then it struck a pose with neck extended and bill pointed downward
> as they do when hunting in shallow water, but, there was no water within a
> block of where it was hunting.  It continued walking through the grass
> until I lost sight of it.  I aasume it was hunting mice or voles.  If you
> are doing a Wauwatosa Christmas count, this will be an easy one for you.
> There was also a kestrel in the same area on Thurs.
> John Byrne
> Milwaukee
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Subject: hunting great blue heron
From: "John Byrne" <jbyrne5004 AT sbcglobal.net>
Date: Sat, 6 Dec 2014 15:57:59 -0600
Milwaukee County Grounds Park
Swan Rd. & Innovation Dr.
 I came across this park by accident on Thurs. when I made a wrong turn from 
Watertown Plk. Rd. so I decided to park my car and have a look around. I 
suspect I am on of the few birders who did not know of this grassland habitat. 
Shortly after I got out of my car a great blue heron flushed from the grass 
nearby and flew away. I went back yesterday and the same thing happened. Today 
I saw the bird before it flushed from the same general area, and it flew about 
100 feet then settled down in the grass again. Then it struck a pose with neck 
extended and bill pointed downward as they do when hunting in shallow water, 
but, there was no water within a block of where it was hunting. It continued 
walking through the grass until I lost sight of it. I aasume it was hunting 
mice or voles. If you are doing a Wauwatosa Christmas count, this will be an 
easy one for you. There was also a kestrel in the same area on Thurs. 

John Byrne
Milwaukee
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Subject: Long Tail Duck - Milwauk
From: EjWheeler <ejwheeler AT wi.rr.com>
Date: Sat, 06 Dec 2014 15:45:53 -0600
Hello again:

Hoy Audubon group, down at Bradford Beach in Milwaukee spotting a Long Tail 
Duck. 


Elizabeth J. Wheeler
Racine, County
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Subject: Snowy Owl Sighting
From: EjWheeler <ejwheeler AT wi.rr.com>
Date: Sat, 06 Dec 2014 13:54:12 -0600
Hello Everyone:

Hoy Audubon of Racine and Kenosha County out birding today and just saw a Snowy 
Owl at the Coast Guard - Ferry area along Lake Michigan in Milwaukee, 
Wisconsin. Good viewing behind the fencing. Also, saw a not so healthy coyote 
with Mange. Call if you need specific directions. (262) 880-9250. 


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Subject: Harris's Sparrow Columbia Co. YES
From: Laura Wentz <lauralwentz AT gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 6 Dec 2014 11:24:57 -0600
I saw him this morning and got a documentary photo of him.
Laura
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Portage, Columbia County

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