Date: 4/20/17 6:08 pm From: Jonathan Clark <falloutbird1...> Subject: Re: [LABIRD-L] April arrivals
I had my FOS Mississippi Kites in Jena this afternoon.
On Wed, Apr 19, 2017 at 12:29 PM, Jonathan Clark <falloutbird1...> wrote:
> labirders, > > On Easter I made a run out to Catahoula NWR Headquarteres Unit and > Willow Lake Unit (La Salle Parish). Spring-Summer species out in good > numbers. FOS for that day included Painted Bunting and Yellow-breasted Chat > at HQ and Prairie Warbler and Blue Grosbeak at Willow Lake. An Osprey at HQ > was a nice highlight. > complete lists and more details at > blog: http://falloutbird2014.blogspot.com/2017/04/easter- > birding-on-catahoula-nwr.html > or ebird lists: > http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S36027847 > http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S36028530 > > The next day, 4/17/17, I birded my Zimmer Creek Road ebird location. > This is NW of Jena in La Salle Parish. Terrain is mostly hilly piney woods > stuff -- pine plantation and cutovers, hardwood creek bottoms, some areas > with rural houses. FOS for this trip were Acadian Flycatcher, Worm-eating > Warbler, and Kentucky Warbler (all at the same spot). > Complete ebird list: http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S36053810 > > Then, 4/18/17, I went out to Catahoula NWR Bushley Bayou Unit in > Catahoula Parish. Specifically, the Minnow Ponds Road entrance. Highlights > were a pair of Black-bellied Whistling-Ducks and a couple of White-crowned > Sparrows. Back on 4/6 I got my FOS Louisiana Waterthrush here, but didn't > find them at the same spot (Green's Creek, by the bridge) on this trip. I > watched a Ruby-throated Hummingbird doing what I assume was bathing on wet > leaves of blackberry vines. Video in ebird report. > Complete ebird list: http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S36086121 > > Happy birding; > Jonathan Clark > > On Mon, Apr 3, 2017 at 9:54 PM, Jonathan Clark <falloutbird1...> > wrote: > >> labirders, >> >> Yesterday (4/2/17) I had FOS Eastern Kingbird and Prothonotary Warbler >> at Catahoula NWR Hq Unit in La Salle Parish. This afternoon (4/3/17) I was >> thrilled to hear my FOS Swainson's Warbler singing from the thicket across >> the street from the house, in Jena. I managed one rather poor photo and >> some video w/ the bird singing (but not seen singing). I'm guessing this is >> the same bird that I regularly heard in the same little piece of >> appropriate habitat the past couple of breeding seasons. Also this >> afternoon my FOS Broad-winged Hawks. At least 5, but maybe more, of the >> hawks over the yard during an hour-and-a-half outside. >> C. NWR ebird:http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S35649720 >> yard list ebird:http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S35678137 >> >> I hope all you and yours made it through the storms without too much >> damage. What a terrible day. >> I fear the ridiculous wind and rain might have finished off the 4 Pine >> Warbler nestlings in my backyard -- no sign of activity at nest that I >> could see while doing the above mentioned birding today. What do we know >> about nestling/egg mortality due to severe weather? Might be an interesting >> topic to discuss. >> Radar showed apparent tornado (maybe two) pass over or VERY near my >> Snyder Rd birding location, west of Jena. I had been hoping the weather >> held out long enough to make a quick run out there after the Catahoula NWR >> visit, but it didn't. Will have to wait for roads to dry before seeing how >> it fared. >> >> Happy birding; >> Jonathan Clark >> >> >