Date: 12/31/17 6:01 pm
From: James Holmes <jfholmes...>
Subject: [LABIRD-L] Southeast Louisiana
I was able to bird SE Louisiana on Friday afternoon and Saturday and had a nice trip.

Highlights included the following:
Brown-crested Flycatcher in Chalmette: https://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S41408636
Fork-tailed Flycatcher: https://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S41411691 and Groove-billed Anis in Plaquemines https://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S41413690

I went back to the Fork-tailed Flycatcher field at sunset to look for owls and saw both Short-eared and Barn as well as hearing Barred in the adjacent woods. https://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S41414636

On Grande Isle I saw the continuing Shiny Cowbird and Yellow-headed Blackbird https://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S41425254

I tried unsuccessfully for the Mangrove Yellow Warbler but only had a Northern Waterthrush: https://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S41439494

I looked unsuccessfully for jaegers and gannets during a 40 minute seawatch from the west end of the island: https://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S41440880

I had an immature Baltimore Oriole at the Oak Ridge Community Park in Golden Meadow: https://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S41445814

Happy New Year


Jim Holmes
Currently in Auburn, AL
 
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