Date: 5/13/18 4:30 pm
From: Richrd Gunn <richardgunn1940...>
Subject: Re: OKC Audubon - East Norman Field Trip, May 12, 2018
I got a couple of cuckoos on Jenkins a little earlier in the day and a sora
on Potts land to the east.

On May 13, 2018 5:31 PM, "NATHAN KUHNERT" <nrkuhnert...> wrote:

> Standing in line at the grocery store a few minutes ago I suddenly
> realized that I had inadvertently omitted Red-headed Woodpecker from our
> trip list on Saturday. I edited the list below and for now we have 66
> species.
>
> nrk
>
>
> On Sunday, May 13, 2018 3:37 PM, NATHAN KUHNERT <nrkuhnert...>
> wrote:
>
>
> On Saturday morning, May 12th, eleven birders gathered in Norman for a
> nice casual field trip that lasted approximately from 8:30 to about 1:00.
> We focused most of our efforts along the south end of Jenkins, 168th Street
> and Lake Thunderbird South Dam. Sustained southerly winds of 20 mph made it
> a bit difficult and the consensus was that things were a bit slow. However,
> everyone still appreciated the variety we did find and we managed to tally
> about 65 species. We also stopped to rescue a three-toed box turtle that
> had gotten hit on highway 9 and we took it to WildCare in Noble.
>
> Perhaps the most noteworthy bird was the one Loggerhead Shrike we spotted
> along highway 9 on the way out to Little Axe. There were no cuckoos that
> called out and a lot of the migratory warblers had cleared out from just a
> week ago.
>
> Although we missed the Acadian Flycatcher, we found more Black Vultures
> and Fish Crows than Turkey Vultures and American Crows, respectively and we
> logged the ever-reliable Yellow-throatred Warblers. If I'd had seen this
> list 10 years ago, I might have guessed that we birded somewhere down along
> the Blue River. Here is the complete list:
>
> Great Blue Heron (2)
> Canada Goose (1)
> Wild Turkey (1)
> Black Vulture (5)
> Turkey Vulture (2)
> Mississippi Kite (7)
> Red-shouldered Hawk (1)
> Red-tailed Hawk (1)
> Killdeer (1)
> Mourning Dove (5)
> Ruby-throated Hummingbird (2)
> Chimney Swift (3)
> Belted Kingfisher (1)
> Red-headed Woodpecker (2)
> Red-bellied Woodpecker (2)
> Hairy Woodpecker (2)
> Downy Woodpecker (1)
> Least Flycatcher (3)
> Empidonax sp. (2)
> Pileated Woodpecker (1)
> Eastern Wood-Pewee (3)
> Great Crested Flycatcher (7)
> Western Kingbird (4)
> Eastern Kingbird (3)
> Scissor-tailed Flycatcher (8)
> American Crow (5)
> Fish Crow (6)
> Northern Rough-winged Swallow (2)
> Purple Martin (3)
> Barn Swallow (2)
> Cliff Swallow (8)
> Loggerhead Shrike (1)
> Bell's Vireo (1)
> White-eyed Vireo (2)
> Red-eyed Vireo (3)
> Blue Jay (6)
> Carolina Chickadee (3)
> Tuften Titmouse (4)
> White-breasted Nuthatch (2)
> Carolina Wren (6)
> Blue-gray Gnatcatcher (7)
> Eastern Bluebird (4)
> Swainson's Thrush (2)
> American Robin (3)
> Northern Mockingbird (2)
> European Starling (9)
> Cedar Waxwing (12)
> Prothonotary Warbler (2)
> Kentucky Warbler (1)
> Black-and-white Warbler (1)
> Northern Parula (4)
> Yellow-throated Warbler (2)
> Yellow Warbler (2)
> Grasshopper Sparrow (1)
> Summer Tanager (1)
> Northern Cardinal (7)
> Blue Grosbeak (6)
> Indigo Bunting (9)
> Painted Bunting (7)
> Dickcissel (13)
> Eastern Meadowlark (3)
> Great-tailed Grackle (2)
> Orchard Oriole (3)
> Baltimore Oriole (1)
> Brown-headed Cowbird (7)
> House Finch (9)
> American Goldfinch (29)
>
> nrk
> Norman, OK
>
>
>

 
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