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Great Egret. We saw dozens of them today.They were all over the main pools. I've not seen them there in these numbers.
2014-07-27 19:48:41
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Lee Sterrenburg
MAIN POOL WEST SHOREBIRDS, GOOSE POND FWA Shorebird habitat is currently quite scarce at Goose Pond FWA. On Monday evening (July 21 2014) I waded out in 26 inch irrigation boots and did a mostly stationary watch next to one of the few patches of emergent mudflat in GPFWA Main Pool West. Staying partly hidden by cattails I waited for shorebirds to come to me and feed. I was out there for two hours. The watch produced my first day with 9 shorebird species at GPFWA of the current fall migration. The PHOTO is a habitat shot only. Results: Black-necked Stilt 15 included family groups of at least 3, 2 and 1 juveniles, all apparently old enough to fly through the smallest (the group of 3) did not fly Semipalmated Plover 2 adults, my first of the fall Killdeer 16 Spotted Sandpiper 1 juvenile Solitary Sandpiper 2 2 together Lesser Yellowlegs 11 included a high of 8 in view at the same time Least Sandpiper 9 all adults Pectoral Sandpiper 1 Short-billed Dowitcher 6 adults, 4 present for over half the watch, toward the end 2 more came in and joined them, all 6 in view at the same time Also present were: Common Gallinule 11 1 adult with 8 2/3rds grown juvs, the usual one legged adult (or at least has one leg that does not function) at this site, and at the same time 1 additional bird calling from cattails out of sight. 2 SharesLike
2014-07-23 10:45:33
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Lee Sterrenburg
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MAIN POOL WEST SHOREBIRDS, GOOSE POND FWA Shorebird habitat is currently quite scarce at Goose Pond FWA. On Monday evening (July 21 2014) I waded out in 26 inch irrigation boots and did a mostly stationary watch next to one of the few patches of emergent mudflat in GPFWA Main Pool West. Staying partly hidden by cattails I waited for shorebirds to come to me and feed. I was out there for two hours. The watch produced my first day with 9 shorebird species at GPFWA of the current fall migration. The PHOTO is a habitat shot only. Results: Black-necked Stilt 15 included family groups of at least 3, 2 and 1 juveniles, all apparently old enough to fly through the smallest (the group of 3) did not fly Semipalmated Plover 2 adults, my first of the fall Killdeer 16 Spotted Sandpiper 1 juvenile Solitary Sandpiper 2 together Lesser Yellowlegs 11 included a high of 8 in view at the same time Least Sandpiper 9 all adults Pectoral Sandpiper 1 Short-billed Dowitcher 6 adults, 4 present for over half the watch, toward the end 2 more came in and joined them, all 6 in view at the same time Also present were: Common Gallinule 11 1 adult with 8 2/3rds grown juvs, the usual one legged adult (or at least has one leg that does not function) at this site, and at the same time 1 additional bird calling from cattails out of sight.
By Lee Sterrenburg
2014-07-23 10:26:42
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5th Annual Greene County Indiana
Marsh Madness Festival
February 28th – March 1st, 2014

Schedule of Events

Thank you to all who attended the 2014 Marsh Madness Festival. Thank you to all the sponsors, donors, workers and vendors. What a show of birds! Weather cooperated. Check back later in the year for 2015 dates.

 

Schedule of Events - February 28 - March 1, 2014
Note: All venues are within Humprey's Park in Linton, IN unless a separate address is listed


Friday, February 28:
Venue: Linton, Indiana Elks Lodge
6:00pm - 10:00pm Marsh Madness Peabody Energy Kick-off Banquet
Music by Kade Puckett

Dinner and Soft Drinks, Cash Bar

Dinner menu: Roast beef, fried chicken, mashed potatoes, green beans, salad, and cobbler for desert

$25.00 per person, tickets available online or by mail.
Keynote Speaker: Bob Russell, Region 3 Migratory Bird Biologist, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Live and Silent Auction

Doors open at 6:00 p.m. Dinner at about 7:00 p.m.
Silent Auction ongoing from 6:00 p.m.
Live Auction with Monty & Stephanie McKim, Auctioneering, follows dinner.

 

Live Auction Donors

  • Abell Nursery, Bloomington
  • Marsh Madness Planning Committee
  • Trudy Calvert, Artist
  • Joe Lee, Illustrator
  • Lee Sterrenburg
  • LaCusinga Ecolodge, Costa Rica
  • Jane and Michael Steward
  • Julie Corbin 

 

Silent Auction Donors:

  • JoEtta’s Pizza Villa/Francisco de Borja – Rob Turpin, Linton
  • Wild Birds Unlimited, River’s Edge Shopping Center, Indianapolis
  • Flooring America of Switz City
  • Phil Harris Golf Course – Bart Beard, Linton
  • Main Street Gifts, Linton
  • Son Shine Shop, Worthington
  • Peggy Wolfe
  • Judy Powell
  • Upland Brewery, Bloomington
  • Stoll’s Country Inn, Linton
  • John Haywood, Bloomfield
  • Tim Kirsch, of “Home Tweet Home,” Solsberry
  • Ralph Fulford, Linton
  • Laura Kramer, of “The Painter’s Edge,” Linton
  • J.L.Waters Adventure Outfitters, Bloomington
  • Bender Lumber Company, Linton,
  • Zydeco Cajun Restaurant, Mooresville
  • Markle Music, Linton
  • Goose Pond Pizza, Linton
  • Tivoli Theater, Spencer
  • Indiana Limestone Symposium
  • Sportsman's Pub, Linton
  • George Sly
  • Brenda Wall
  • Indigo Birding/David Rupp
  • Cabela's, Louisville
  • Brooke's Candies, Dana, IN


Saturday, March 1st:

Tickets available at the door. $5 per person, or $15 per family of up to 5 persons


Venue: Roy Clark Community Center, Humphrey’s Park

9:00 AM-5:00 PM   Art & Craft Fair Exhibits are open
10:00-10:45 AM    Birds of Prey Presentation by Hardy Lake Raptors

                            Sponsored by Sullivan County Community Hospital   

11:00-11:45 AM    Living Snakes Presentation by Wabash Valley Herpetological Society

                                  Sponsored by Benefits 7

11:00 AM-1:00 PM Lunch Available, served by Linton First United Methodist Church

2:00-2:45 PM        Birds of Prey Presentation by Hardy Lake Raptors

                            Sponsored by Sullivan County Community Hospital

3:00-3:45 PM        Living Snakes Presentation by Wabash Valley Herpetological Society

                            Sponsored by Benefits 7

 

Venue: Scout Cabin, Humphrey's Park

10:00 AM &

1:00 PM   Showing of "Goose Pond: The Story of a Wetland and Its Neighbors," a film by Bill Barnes

 

Venue: East Cabin, Humphrey's Park

7:30am - 6:15pm Guided Bus Tours of Goose Pond Fish and Wildlife

                           Bus 1 sponsored by Bloomfield State Bank 
7:30am - 6:15pm Self-guided tours (maps available)
9:00am - 6:00pm Exhibitors, including Pam Kinneman, Fiber Arts

 

Venue: West Cabin, Humphrey's Park

9:00am - 3:00pm Kids’ Activities - Includes birdhouse construction, picture coloring, handouts & other activities

 

Venue: Carnegie Heritage and Arts Center

10:00am - 4:00pm

Featured artist: Trudy Calvert, Bloomington, TLC Creations: Art from the Heart

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Venue: Field D Parking Lot, County Road 400 S

11:30am - 12:30pm Retriever Demonstrations by Josh Ward, OFE Retrievers

& 2:00pm - 3:00pm

 humprey  s park map

 

 

 

 
2014PeaBodyEnergyLogosmall   remc  Benefits 7

Sullivan County Community Hospital  Crane Federal Credit Union    Linton Elks

 


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