||Observation (Click on links for photos)
grandiflorum) in flower, Cabbage Butterfly, UWGB (Gary
Rose-breasted Grosbeak, Eastern Towhees,
Antigo, Langlade County (Alicia Bailey, via Wisbirdnet ).
Baltimore Oriole, Great-Crested Flycatcher, Wood
Thrush, Veery, Warblers: (Northern Parula, Cape May, Mourning, Common
Yellowthroat, Golden-Winged) Yellow-Throated Vireo, Philadelphia
Vireo, Solitary Sandpiper, lower Green
Bay area (Andy Paulios).
Warblers: (Tennesee, Blackburnian, Chesnut-sided,
Northern Waterthrush) Blue-Headed Vireo, Rose-Breasted Grosbeak,
Wilson's Phalarope City of Green Bay, Bay Beach (Dennis Keucherer
and Joan Grant via WisbirdNET)
Black and White and
Parula Warlblers, Least Flycatcher, Vilas County (Jim
Spring Beauty (Claytonia caroliniana)
in flower in Forest, Florence, and Oconto counties (Andy Paulios)
Black and White, Blue-Winged, Bay-Breasted, Nashville, Orange-Crowned)
Empidonax flycatcher (Willow/Alder), Dunlins, Warbling
Vireo, Point au Sauble (Andy Paulios)
Toothwort (Dentaria laciniata) in
flower, Town of Cooperstown, Manitowoc Co (Joel Trick).
(Viola conspersa), Toothwort (Dentaria diphylla),
Cypress Spurge(Euphorbia cyparissias) in flower, UWGB
Hog-nosed Snake, Shawano
County, Maribel/Cooperstown area. (Charlie Geiger via wisbirdnet).
Savannah Sparrow, Vesper Sparrow, Swamp Sparrow,
Oneida County; Black-Throated Green Warbler, Forest and Oconto
Counties; Bank Swallows, Brown Co, Ken Euers Wildlife Area
Trillium (Trillium grandiflorum),
Town of Cooperstown, Manitowoc Co (Joel Trick).
Last day for Tree Sparrows at my feeders,
Brown County, Allouez (Gary Fewless).
Swamp Red Currant
(Ribes triste), Yellow Rocket (Barbarea vulgaris)
in flower UWGB (Gary Fewless)
Sand Violet (Viola
adunca), Shawano (Joel Whitehouse)
Gray treefrog (Hyla
versicolor) calling, Brown Thrasher, Merlin flew over,
being harassed by a crow, Town of Cooperstown, Manitowoc Co (Joel
County (Jom Baughman).
lower Green Bay (Andy Paulios)
Red Admiral Butterfly,
UWGB (Gary Fewless).
Toads singing, Prairie Pond, UWGB (Gary Fewless)
In flower, UWGB: Wood Anemone (Anemone
Quinquefolia), Spring Beauty (Claytonia viriginica),
Gill-over-the-ground (Glechoma hederacea), Gary Fewless.
Chipping Sparrow, Savannah Sparrow, Brown Thrasher,
N. Rough-winged Swallow. Ice is out on
Trout Lake so it is probably off all Vilas Lake by now (Jim Baughman)
Yellow Trout Lily (Erythronium
americanum), and Large-flowered Bellwort (Uvularia
grandiflora)Town of Cooperstown, Manitowoc Co (Joel Trick).
Brown Co., Allouez, an overnight road-kill near the East River (Gary
Fewless). Soras common at Sensiba, Andy Paulios.
Cattle Egret, Brown
County, Spartan Road near UWGB; Semipalmated Plover, Palm
Warbler, Brown Co, Ken Euers Wildlife Area (Andy Paulios).
Willet and Piping
Plovers, Northern Waterthrush, Brown Co, Ken Euers Wildlife
Area. Savannah and Vesper Sparrows are back, Green
Box elder (Acer negundo)
in flower, Allouez; Wild Ginger (Asarum canadense),
Purple Spring-cress (Cardamine douglassii), Cut-leaved
Toothwort (Dentaria laciniata), False Rue Anemone
(Isopyrum biternatum), UWGB (Gary Fewless).
Palm Warbler, Vilas Co (Jim Baughman)
Bay Beach Wildlife Sanctuary (Jay Roberts )
Green Heron, Purple Martin, Palm
Warbler, Spotted Sandpiper, House Wren, Point
au Sauble (Andy Paulios and Rusty Japuntich)
Field sparrow, Oconto Co, Mountain area;
Eastern Towhee, Brown Co., Sensiba Wildlife Area (Andy Paulios).
Sedge Wren, Marinette Co, Green Bay shoreline
Black-throated Green Warbler,
Leopard Frog, Vilas Co (Jim Baughman).
Chimney Swift, Blue-Gray
Gnatcatcher, Black-Throated Green Warbler, Orchard Oriole, Purple
Finches (?), Point au Sauble (Andy Paulios).
Spring Azure butterfly, UWGB (Gary Fewless)
Forsythia flowering, Allouez (Gary Fewless)
4 Double-crested Cormorants, and 10+ Greater
Yellowlegs in Vilas Co. (Jim Baughman)
butterfly (1), Brown County Reforestation Camp; Black-crowned
Night Heron (1), Sensiba Wildlife Area, (Joan Berkopec and Ron
American Toads, City of Green Bay (Andy
Flock of Greater Yellowlegs
Sandpipers in Shiocton, Andy Paulios.
Prairie Willow (Salix humilis) in
flower, UWGB (Gary Fewless)
5 Horned Grebes on Franklin Lake and a Pine
Warbler singing by the shelter at Franklin Campground/Picnic
area. I heard a Greater Yellowlegs, Haymeadow Flowage, Forest
(Sanguinaria canadensis), Spring Beauty (Claytonia
virginica), Hepatica (Hepatica acutiloba), Manitowoc
Co, Cooperstown (Joel Trick) ; Eastern Cottonwood (Populus
deltoides) in flower along 172 in city of GB (Joel Trick)
Compton Tortoiseshell butterfly,
Plants Hepaticas, Buffaloberry (Shepherdia canadensis)
and Leatherwood (Dirca palustris) flowering, Peninsula
Park, Door Co. (Joan Berkopec and Ron Eichhorn)
Horsetail (Equisetum arvense), releasing
spores, UWGB (Gary Fewless)
About 500 Ringneck Ducks (at least) on Upper
and Lower Ninemile lakes (Vilas County) along with some Lesser
Scaup, 4 Canvasbacks, Coots, Black Ducks and a Wigeon
(as well as other duck species that have been around for awhile
already. I also had a Broad-winged hawk fly over calling
(in the woods) at Lower 9mile (Jim Baughman).
and Caspian Terns, Bonaparte's Gulls, Squill
(Scilla sibirica) in flower, Point au Sauble (Andy Paulios)
New in flower on UWGB:
American Elm (Ulmus americana), Large-toothed Aspen
(Populus grandidentata), Pussy Willow (Salix
discolor), Bloodroot (Sanguinaria canadensis).
First Suckers in Mahon Creek, UWGB.
First day for Wood Ticks, Shawano (Joel Whitehouse)
Thousands of migrating Canada Geese overhead
in Forest and Florence counties; Lesser Scaup, Gordon Lake,
Forest County (Andy Paulios).
American Bittern, Shawano (Joel Whitehouse)
and Painted Turtle basking, Brown County, Barkhausen Waterfowl
Preserve (Steve Price); .
Brown Co., Duck Creek at Hwy 41 bridge (Andy Paulios)
Osprey, Forest Co, Laona (Andy Paulios)
Broad-winged Hawk, Manitowoc Co, Cooperstown (Joel Trick)
Turkey Vulture/Osprey/Sharp-Shinned Hawks,
Eagle River; Northern Saw-whet Owl,
Vilas County - East of Phelps (Andy Paulios)
Black Crowned Night Heron, Sensiba Wildlife Area (Joan Grant
||Snow flurries and overnight
(into the 17th) enough snow to whiten lawns in Green Bay.
Red-necked Grebe, Lake Minocqua (Paul W.
Bowman Jr). Fox Sparrow, Vilas County (Jim Baughman).
Painted Lady butterfly,
Brown County, Allouez (Gary Fewless); Yellow-headed Black Bird,
Northern Rough-Winged Swallow, Eared Grebe, Brown Co, Barkhausen
Waterfowl Preserve (Andy Paulios); Caspian Tern, Marinette
(Cynthia Bridge on "Wisbird")
Osprey,a pair of Green-winged Teal, a Hooded Merganser,
Vilar County, Jim Baughman.
(Populus tremuloides), Brown County, UWGB
(Gary Fewless); Chipping Sparows, Manitowoc Co, Cooperstown
Winter Wren, Belted Kingfisher, Eastern Bluebird,
Common Loon, Tundra Swan, Vilas County (Jiim Baughman)
Spring Peepers, Wood Frogs, Winter Wrens
singing, Headwaters Wilderness area (Andy Paulios)
Ruby-crowned kinglets, yellow-rumped warblers,
white-throated sparrows, a female cowbird, Swainson's thrush, yellow-bellied
sapsucker, Door County (Charlotte Lukes
on "Wisc Birders Network").
Barn Swallow, Osprey,
White Throated Sparrow, Swamp Sparrow,
Brown County, Pt Au Sauble, also Northern Goshhawk (Andy
Paulios); Chipping Sparrow, City GB (Amy Wolf); The first
Dandelion in flower, Brown County, UWGB (Gary Fewless) in
a lawn on south facing slope adjacent to a brick building (ie it
warms very early there). Ruffed Grouse drumming, northern
Oconto Co, (Andy Paulios).
Yellow-rumped Warbler, Flicker, Y-bellied Sapsucker,
Phoebe, Snipe, Rusty Blackbird, Eastern Meadowlark, Blue-winged
Teal, No. Pintail, No. Shoveler, Tree Swallow and Rough-legged
Hawk, all from Vilas County (Jim Baughman)
Common Loon, Wood
Duck, Hermit Thrush (calling), Ruby-crowned Kinglet (saw,
then heard singing), Eagle River (Jim Baughman). Turkey Vulture
in Vilas County.
Red-backed salamander, Door County, Baileys
Harbor area (Steve Price)
||Beacked hazel (Corylus
cornuta), Brown County, Allouez (Gary Fewless). Windy days with
light rain, have essentially stopped development of plants, Green
(Alnus rugosa) in flower, UWGB (Gary Fewless).
Leopard Frogs singing,
many Rusty Blackbirds and at least one singing Brewer's
Blackbird, female Red-winged Blackbirds, Red-Breasted
Mergansers at Pt Sauble, Brown County.
Eastern Bluebird, Song Sparrow, Tree Sparrow,
near Eagle River (Ken Damro).
First Woodcock displays, Mallards, Eagle River, Jim
Baughman. Ruffed Grouse drumming, Vilas Co, flock of 60+
Bohemian Waxwings have been visiting some red cedars at the
Vilas County HWY Dept. office the last several days (Jim
near Eagle River (Ken Damro); Song Sparrow, Sandhill Crane, Bufflehead,
Ring-neck, Goldeneye, Eagle River (Jim Baughman)
Wood Frogs, Chorus Frogs calling at Navarino Wildlife Area,
Shawano County (Ron Eichhorn and Joan Berkopec), also at Shawano
(Joel Whitehouse); First Spring Peepers calling, Manitowoc
County (Joel Trick); Wood Frogs calling Neshota County Park,
Brown County (Gary Fewless). Wood Frogs and Peepers,
northern Oconto Co. (Andy Paulios)
Garter snakes conspicuous on UWGB's Cofrin Arboretum (Rusty
Common Green Darner (Anax junius), Mourning Cloaks
and Eastern Commas common throughout the woods, Navarino
(Ron Eichhorn and Joan Berkopec). Mourning Cloaks also at
Pt Sauble (Steve Price) and Bay Beach Wildlife Sanctuary (Andy Paulios)
Yellow-rumped Warbler, Hermit Thrush, Eastern Phoebe, Eastern
Bluebird, Tree Swallows, Greater Yellowlegs, Turkey Vultures,
Navarino Wildlife Area, Shawano Co. (Ron Eichhorn and Joan Berkopec).
Hermit Thrush, Golden and Ruby-Crowned
Kinglets, Yellow-Bellied Sapsucker, Yellow-Rumped Warblers, Northern
Flicker, Bay Beach Wildlife Sanctuary (Andy Paulios); Ruddy
Ducks, lower Green Bay (Andy Paulios).
Winter Wrens, Brown County, Pt Sauble (Steve
Ice off of Prairie Pond, UWGB (Gary Fewless) and many other
ponds in the area, including Manitowoc County (Joel Trick)
Many Silver Maples (Acer saccharinum)
now in flower throughout the area, and the early individuals of
Speckled Alder (Alnus rugosa).
||Temperatures rise quickly
into mid-70's causes a major advance in phenological events (see April
08). Garter Snake, Manitowoc County (Joel Trick); big movement
of Turkey Vultures, widely in Wis (Andy Paulios).
and Hooded Merganser, Eagle River area (Jim Baughman)
Brown County, Bay Beach Wildlife Sanctuary (Dave Marks).
Ruby-crowned Kinglet in Madison, WI, near MATC-Truax Campus
maple (Acer saccharinum) in flower, City GB (Gary Fewless).
Last year the same tree (the earliest flowering individual of which
I am aware) flowered first on March 6, the earliest date in the last
15 years. The latest date in this period was 0405 in 1996. The average
flowering date over this period was March 24.
Water striders on Mahon Creek, UWGB (Gary Fewless), last year
they were on the same spot beginning March 14.
At Pt Sauble, Brown County: Ring-necked Duck, Green-winged
Teal, Fox Sparrow, Pied-billed Grebe, Common Loon (Andy
Paulios). Woodchucks out and about at Pt Sauble.
Northern Pike in Wequiock Creek, Brown County (Andy Paulios).
Great Blue Heron and Killdeer near Eagle River (Jim
Baughman), the night of 04/04 - 04/05 was the first there that temps
did not fall below freezing. Still about 14 inches of snow
on the ground in the forest near Eagle River.
||Merlin, taking a
Starling, south of Suring (Andy Paulios); Kestrel, Eagle River,
||Scaup (Lesser?) and
Buffleheads, Collins Marsh (Brad Helmandollar); female Brown-headed
Cowbirds in large numbers, UWGB (Andy Paulios)
American White Pelican,
mouth of Fox River; Song Sparrow (many!), Bay Beach shore;
American Wigeon, Pulliam Plant wetland (Bob Howe); Northern
Shoveler, Schiocton (Gary Fewless)
32 Blue-spotted salamanders (Ambystoma laterale) found
morning of April 1st despite snow. Last year, the migration began
earlier, UWGB (Steve Price).
East River ice completely off, Beaupre St, Allouez (Gary
Fewless). Last year the ice came off 03/05. The average since 1986
is 03/21, the earliest was 02/24/1998(!) and the latest was 04/10/1996.
Northern Harrier near Gillet (Andy Paulios).