Date: 5/13/18 4:43 pm From: Richrd Gunn <richardgunn1940...> Subject: Re: OKC Audubon - East Norman Field Trip, May 12, 2018
She did make it fly.
On May 13, 2018 6:42 PM, "NATHAN KUHNERT" <nrkuhnert...> wrote:
> You've been a big part of past OKC Audubon field trips down on Jenkins > Dick so I think we should add your two good quality birds to our list as > long as Blossom didn't catch the rail :) > > nrk > > > On Sunday, May 13, 2018 6:29 PM, Richrd Gunn <richardgunn1940...> > wrote: > > > 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 > > > > >