Date: 11/5/17 8:27 am
From: James Bair <0000019f7a2415d4-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Birds Seen in October
GREAT NUMBERS THIS MONTH:

A Summation of Bird Species Observed/Heard in the Waldo/Brookside neighborhood and the forty-one adjacent neighborhoods in Missouri and Kansas during October 2017 as reported by members of the “WALDO BIRDERS” on Facebook and from the “Waldo Neighborhood” Facebook page and from the MoBirds List-server.

Neighborhoods reporting in October were:
Armour Hills, Armour Fields, Blenheim, Boone Hills, Country Club District Homes Assn, Country Club Ridge, East Meyer 6, Jerry smith Park, Meadow Lake, Marlborough Heights, Morningside, Santa Fe Hills, 75th and Walnut Area, Oak Meyer Gardens, Somerset Hills, Tower Holmes, Waldo, Ward Park, Wornall Homestead, and the Old Leawood North of 95th Neighborhood

Total species observed/heard in October 2017 totaled 54.
Flyovers included
Great Blue Heron,
Killdeer,
Bald Eagles,
BROAD-WINGED HAWK,
Cedar Waxwings,
White Pelicans,

Cooper’s Hawk were observed in several neighborhoods,
Great Horned Owl and Barred Owl in several neighborhoods, same even made the news in Kansas City by swooping down on joggers.
Canada Goose,
Mallard,
Green Winged Teal,
Blue-winged Teal,
Bufflehead,
SCAUP species,
Ringed-Billed Gull,
Franklin’s Gull,
Herring Gull,
Tern speices,
Cackling Goose (Richardson’s)
Red-tailed Hawk,
America Kestrel,
Mourning Dove,
Rock Dove (Feral Pigeon),
Northern Flicker (yellow-shafted),
Red-bellied Woodpecker,
Downy Woodpecker,
Hairy Woodpecker,
American Crow,
Blue Jay,
Black-capped Chickadee,
Tufted Titmouse,
White-Breasted Nuthatch,
Yellow-rumped warbler,
Chimney Swifts
Carolina Wren,
House Wren,
PINE SISKINS,
Ruby-throated Hummingbird,
Northern Mockingbird (common along the Trolley Trail),
Barn swallow,
American Robin,
Red-Winged Blackbird,
Common Grackle,
European Startling,
House Sparrow,
Junco species,
White-throated sparrow,
White-striped sparrow,
Eastern Meadowlarks,
Northern Cardinal,
House Finch, and American Goldfinch, were observed in most neighborhoods,
Wild Turkey were observed in several neighborhoods,
Turkey Vultures.

Thanks for your quality reporting of birds seen or heard in October 2017. Great pictures of several species were received this month on the “WALDO BIRDERS” Facebook page.
Thanks again.

ITEMS of NOTE for October WERE:
Wild Turkeys were seen in several neighborhoods again this month.
Red Crossbills
Bald Eagle flyovers
BROAD-WINGED HAWKS
Pine Siskins and several gull species were seen.
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BIRDING EVENTS TO WATCH FOR IN November:
WALDO/BROOKSIDE Area.

HUNTING SEASONS HAVE BEGUN- WEAR HUNTER
HUNTER ORANGE AND A CAP WHEN IN THE FIELD.

PROJECT FEEDERWATCH BEGINS November 11.

Birds flock to feeders this month.

Juncos and winter sparrows continue to arrive.

Gadwall duck migration peaks.

American Wigeon and Pintail Ducks continue to arrive.

Scaup and ring-necked duck populations peak in the first week of November.

It appears there is a Red Crossbill and Pine Siskin eruption this winter.

Leonid meteor shower peaks on November 17.

Wildflowers in Bloom in November:
None this month.
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Become a member of the “WALDO BIRDERS”.
Look for the group on FACEBOOK.

Waldo Birders November Field Trip will be to the AUDUBON Bird Sanctuary and Library at Lake Jacomo for bird viewing and scoping ducks and geese at Boat Ramp area.
Field Trip Date: Sunday, November 19th.

Open to the public. For more details email James Bair <jpbairkc...>

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