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Oak Openings Spring Migration Update

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Matt Anderson Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 13 May 2018 at 4:05pm
The flooded area of the field at N Jerome and Monclova Road keeps getting bigger. Shorebird numbers have been low, but it's worth checking. This morning, there were two Short-billed dowitchers; yesterday a Dunlin and some Lesser yellowlegs; Semipalmated plovers and Least sandpipers earlier in the week.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote skcorbo Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 18 May 2018 at 2:57am
Pretty good morning in OO today.  Highlights:

Alder Flycatcher- Manore immediately north of 64
Blue-headed Vireo- at least one calling in the pine stand on Manore just south of Reed
Louisiana Waterthrush- calling in the wet woods just north of Lou Campbell Prairie
Kentucky Warbler- previously reported bird on Old State Line, singing quite loudly
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Matt Anderson Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 20 May 2018 at 5:41pm
Lots of good birds this weekend in the Oak Openings...
 
* Chuck-will's-widow - See separate post.
* Red crossbill - 2 yesterday and 18 today at the lodge
* Blue grosbeak - Girdham and Reed, this morning
* Brown creeper - singing male at the lodge, both days
* Yellow-breasted chat - at least 3 this morning
* Kentucky warbler - a singing male persists on private property along Old State Line Road
* Connecticut warbler - singing birds in a couple of spots south of Secor Metropark
* Also...Olive-sided flycatcher, plenty of Alder flycatchers, a few Yellow-bellied flycatchers, Red-breasted nuthatch, Henslow's sparrow
 
I'm no doubt missing other good birds found by North Coast Open participants yesterday.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Matt Anderson Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 21 May 2018 at 12:29pm
Dickcissel overhead at home in Whitehouse yesterday, 4 Pine siskins at the feeder this morning
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Matt Anderson Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 26 May 2018 at 2:52pm
The Chuck-will's-widow remains (12 days at least now), and a single Red crossbill was singing at the lodge. Pretty amazing to have these two species within a few hundred yards of each other in late May. The Chuck-will's-widow has been present for at least 12 days now, and the crossbills were first seen at the lodge over six months ago. Mosquitos are horrendous in the park.
 
Two Pine siskins are still at our feeder this morning.
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